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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: 01-24-2013
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com In late July 2011 Bob Pellito made the trip for the DAWGS in Prison graduation No. 14 in search of a lifesaver. He found one. A resident of Spring Hill near Tampa, Pellito was one of two diabetics that day the other from Sarasota who sought out DAWGS in Prison for a Diabetic Alert Dog, or DAD. Pellito happened upon the DAWGS (Developing Adoptable Dogs with Good Sociability) in Prison program after making what he estimated to be at least 40 inquiries about potential service dogs, his contacts coming up empty again and again for varying reasons. Cost was one factor, but there was another side of the leash for Pellito. We were looking to hopefully nd a shelter dog, he said. And ultimately those seemingly endless days on the Internet prooved successful when he stumbled upon the DAWGS in Prison program at Gulf Forestry Camp. I found this program after an intensive online search, Pellito said. I was looking for a dog that had some training. I thought if the dog was somewhat trained, it would be easier to train to be a DAD. Ive been unstable lately. I have been having problems with my blood sugar dropping. Pellito identi ed a lab/hound mix named Sean as his choice, though he soon was making a rather unique request could he change the dogs name to Dante. That request addressed, Dante graduated with his class July 2011. Pellito believed he had found the perfect choice as Labradors and hound dogs make the best DAD due to their acute sense of smell. All alert dogs will smell, sense, that the body chemistry has changed and alert me to test my blood sugar or eat something, Pellito said. I was looking for a lab for both their excellent sense of smell but also for their loyalty. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf County Board of Commissioners should consider changes to its agenda for more transparency and accountability, Commissioner Joanna Bryan reiterated during Tuesdays regular meeting. Bryan had just returned from commissioner training in Central Florida and said her polling of other commissioners around the state found that counties use far more detailed and explanatory agendas than currently used by the BOCC. Bryan, in her rst term, ran with the lack of clarity on county agendas as part of her platform, was renewing a call she made last month to put a stop to the lack of information contained on county agendas. I could not locate a county that used a minimal agenda like we do, Bryan said. They also testi ed that they do not vote on items not on the agenda. As Bryan noted during an earlier meeting, the BOCC regularly debates and votes on issues that do not appear on the agenda released in advance of the meeting. The most recent example of an important issue receiving no advance notice was the BOCC decision to move the Gulf County Economic Development Council under the countys umbrella. If we are spending taxpayer money and learning something (from these training exercises that all commissioners undergo), we should address this, Bryan said. It is for the good of the public and the public should know what we are doing. Bryan added that many constituents had contacted her on the issue, hoping that a change in how the agenda was handled would be taken on by the BOCC. She said she had also talked with county staff which, she said, seemed to support the effort. Bryan noted that providing a clear agenda of topics to be taken up would help, at minimum, with the keeping of minutes. Bryan also noted that in some counties when county staff is bringing an issue to the commission, a recommended motion is included, also increasing transparency for BOCC considers revisions to agenda 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, JANUARY 24, 2013 Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5 Letters to the Editor . . . . . . . A5 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . . . . . A9-A10 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B5 Classi eds . . . . . . . . . B7-B8 TABLE OF CONTENTS quote quote id quote name JUMP From Page 6A From page 6A Subscribe to The Star Call 227-1278 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 75, NUMBER 15 Man paddleboards to raise conservation awareness B1 By MATTHEW BEATON The News Herald PANAMA CITY Gulf County Commissioner Warren Yeager has been elected as one of the of cers for Floridas Gulf Consortium. The consortium, in addition to electing of cers, discussed potential governor appointments. The consortium met Friday in St. Petersburg and voted Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson as chairman, Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Latvala as vice chairwoman and Yeager as secretary/treasurer. The consortium, which is working to develop a plan for spending RESTORE Act money, includes 22 of Floridas 23 counties affected by the BP oil spill. Collier County has joined the consortium, leaving Franklin County as the only holdout of the 23 affected coastal counties. Bay Countys consortium representative Commissioner Mike Thomas has said he expects the county will get $3050 million. Yeager has pegged Gulf Countys potential funding at $15-$20 million. Yeager added that with the settlement with Transocean on nes in the case, Gulf County could realize an initial payment of $2.8 million in the next 60-90 days. Star Staff Report The Gulf County Health Department has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Of cials (NACCHO) for its ability to respond to public health emergencies. NACCHO, the voice of the 2,800 local health departments across the country, provides resources to help local health department leaders develop public health policies and programs to ensure that communities have access to vital programs and services that people need to keep them protected from disease and disaster. The Gulf County Health Department met the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PPHR is a criteriabased public health preparedness program that assesses local health department capacity to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. The Gulf County Health Department joins a cohort of nearly 300 local health departments across the country that have been distinguished for their agencies preparedness efforts through PPHR. We are proud to have been recognized by Project Public Health Ready for our high level of preparedness, said Marsha Lindeman, Administrator of the Gulf County Health Department and Interim Administrator of the Franklin County Health Department. Yeager elected to states Gulf Consortium See BOCC A7 See HEALTH A7 The consortium, which is working to develop a plan for spending RESTORE Act money, includes 22 of Floridas 23 counties affected by the BP oil spill. See CONSORTIUM A7 Graduate from DAWGS in Prison saves owners life PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR Bob Pellitos Diabetic Alert Dog Dante saved his life by alerting Pellitos wife to a dangerously low blood sugar count. Left: Mandy arrived at the Humane Society an abused and neglected dog, hanging to life. She is now being prepped for her permanent home. Becoming better See DAWGS A6 Health Department earns national kudos

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, January 24, 2013 Star staff report The Florida Department of Health in Gulf County would like to welcome their newest member of the Wewahitchka Den tal Team, Dr. Danielle D. Grimes, D.D.S. Grimes is a doctor of dental surgery graduate of the Meharry Medical College, School of Den tistry in Nashville, Tenn., and an undergraduate of the Truman State Univer sity in Kirksville, Mo. She brings experience work ing in community health centers to provide oral health care services to underserved populations. Grimes said she looks forward to developing a strong partnership with your family and strives to deliver a pleasant and positive dental experi ence. To schedule an ap pointment, call 639-4414. Wewahitchka Den tal Clinic, 807 W. High way 22, Wewahitchka, is open 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST Monday through Thursday. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com VFW Post 10069 is far more than a place for veterans to gath er and share their experiences. During the past year, the VFW Post has invested tens of thou sands of dollars into the commu nity, providing funding for a host of projects from Semper Fi Sis ters to the Gene Rafeld Football League. Commander Rick Armstrong this week released the commu nity donations made by members of the Post since August 2011 and continuing through the end of 2012. This information is to let the community know that their local VFW is here, Armstrong said. From August to December 2011, the VFW Post made the fol lowing contributions: Wewahitchka VFW Post, $1,000; American Legion Legacy Run, $500; Covenant Hospice, $5,000; Semper Fi Sisters, $1,500; Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce Halloween, $500; Gene Rafeld Football, $500; Relay for Life, $100; Camp Gor don Johnston Golf Tournament, $500; Octoberfest, $500; People Helping People, $500; street lights for VFW home for children, $225; The Bridge, Christmas gifts, $100; Randy Weston Family, burial, $500; Gulf County Sheriffs Boys Ranch, $800. This list is just a monetary amount, Armstrong said. The VFW does a lot more behind the scenes. During the past year, Post 10069 has donated to the follow ing causes and organizations: American Cancer Society, $100; Port St. Joe High School, sign, $100; Fort McCoy Veterans Re tirement Home, $720; Gulf Coun ty Sheriffs Boys Ranch, $100; St. Joseph Humane Society, $550; Wounded Warriors, $3,000; David Kelly, Veterans Service School, $500; Port St. Joe High School, Odyssey of the Mind, $1,000; a local WWII vets wife, new oor, $300; American Legion Legacy Run, $950; Gulf County Sheriff, Florida Sheriff Explorers Associ ation, $1,000; Covenant Hospice, $500; Briann Sigman, educational trip to Greece, $800; Dixie Youth for state tournament trip, $1,000; Port St. Joe High School, opening day T-shirts, $1,000; Gulf County veterans wife, pay for gas and electric, $421.62; People Helping People, $200; Port St. Joe High School, banners, $150; Semper Fi Sisters, $1,000; Shriners Circus, $140; Wewahitchka girls softball team for travel to South Carolina, $1,200; Camp Gordon Johnston Golf Tournament, $500; October fest to benet Clifford C. Sims Veterans Home, $500; cooked and donated food for Semper Fi Sisters, $200; Toys for Tots, $150; Fort McCoy Veterans Retirement Home, $500; Tillary family, burial expense, $500; Pensacola USO, $100; Oak Grove Community Church for Christmas dinners, $500; Port St. Joe Boys Scouts, $500; Buck Watford, returning from combat dinner, $125; Port St. Joe High School NJROTC, $500 each quarter; Sims Veter ans Nursing Home, $500 each quarter. In addition, we assist veter ans that need help to receive ben ets they are due, Armstrong said. We conduct Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies, place ags on veterans graves. We also hold Bingo at 5:30 p.m. each Monday and the public is welcome. Our Ladies Auxiliary donates and assists different or ganizations and families in need, especially at the holidays. All veterans and families are urged to visit the VFW Post, which is at 1774 Trout Ave. in Highland View. The phone num ber is 229-6826, If you are a veteran and have or had a family in the military, please stop in and see if you qual ify for one of the programs that entitles you to use the Post, Arm strong added. Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp NEW LOCATION: dbutler@coastalcoverage.com VFW Post gives back to community New dentist joins health department in Wewahitchka During the past year, the VFW Post has invested tens of thousands of dollars into the community. Special election books to close By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com County voters should ensure their registration information is correct as a special levy election for Gulf District Schools approaches. The special election, for which voters will be asked one question, whether they support a four-year renewal of a additional mil operating levy for the pub lic schools, will take place March 5. This special election will not be by mail, which proved almost twice the cost of holding the election on a signal day, which the Board of County Commis sioners approved earlier this month. The registration book closing for the special elec tion is 5 p.m. ET Feb. 4. All voter registration should be correct by that day, said Supervisor of Elections John Hanlon, who also emphasized that accuracy was particularly important with no early vot ing, which is not required for this special election. Hanlon said correct voter registration is es sential at precincts to keep lines moving in an orderly fashion. As always, he added, vot ers must show their photo identication and a signa ture card at the polls. The last day to request voting by absentee ballot is 5 p.m. ET Feb. 27. Those who have re quested absentee during this years primary and general election should be ne, Hanlon said, but he encouraged any voter with any question to call his of ce at 229-6117. Relay for Life to host recruitment meeting Star staff report Relay for Life is looking for individuals and teams in Wewahitchka to participate in this years Relay for Life in April. A team recruitment meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. CT Monday at the Fellow ship Hall at First United Methodist Church of Wewahitchka. All those interested in participating in this years fun-lled event to support cancer research and the ght against cancer is en couraged to attend. THE PORT ST. JOE STARFI N D U S O N FACEBOOK @ PSJ_StarFO LL O W U S O N TW I TT E R

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, January 24, 2013 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com The time has arrived for pounds of shrimp to be peeled, oysters to be shucked and rice and roux to be cooked during Mexico Beachs annual Gumbo Cook-Off. Those who attend can choose to participate, sample the gumbos or experience both. The cook-off will take place Feb. 16. Kimberly Shoaf of the Mexico Beach Community Development Council encourages everyone to Come on out for this fun and lling event, and enjoy loads of gumbo and Brunswick stew on The Unforgettable Coast. Visitors really enjoy coming out not only to sample the many different varieties of gumbo, but also to take in the fun-lled atmosphere, Shoaf said. The 15th annual Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off will be at Sunset Park next to El Governor Motel, with the festivities kicking off at 10 a.m. CST and lasting until all the gumbo and stew runs out. In the spirit of Mardi Gras, the event also will feature live music and free beads for attendees. With a limit of 30 chefs competing for the title of Gumbo King, this event is perfect for anyone wanting to indulge in blue-ribbon cuisine. Those competing may set up 7:30-8:45 a.m. Judging will begin at 9 a.m. and you must have your item(s) hot and ready to go. This is one cookoff that is sure to spark the Mardi Gras spirit. Cooking teams are made up of both men and women, young and old, from such states as Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. The winners are broken down into three categories: Gumbo Amateur Division, Gumbo Restaurant Division, and Brunswick Stew Division, with prizes for rst-, secondand third-place ranging from $75 to $200. Panels of food connoisseurs judge the three categories, with a different set of judges for each. Being able to witness the friendly competition and team spirit really make this a fun event to attend, Shoaf said. No team is without some sort of Mardi Gras decor and the more extravagant, the better. Entry to the event is free and tickets for sampling gumbos and stews will be available for purchase. There will be a charge of $1 per ticket where one ticket covers the cost of a taste cup of gumbo/Brunswick stew, four tickets will buy a small (six-ounce) cup, and eight tickets will purchase a large (12-ounce) cup. Concession items also available for purchase at the event are beer, wine, bottled water, soda, BBQ sandwiches, sausage dogs, hot dogs and desserts. All proceeds raised at this event will benet the Special Events for Mexico Beachs Best Blast on the Beach July 4th reworks show. To locate the application to enter the cook-off, or for more information, please visit Mexico-Beach.com and click on the Gumbo Cook-Off in the Calendar of Events under the News & Events tab. Entry forms are due no later than Feb. 8. Dentist offers heart-felt service Star staff report Dr. Frank D. May of Port St. Joe has a unique Valentines Day present for the needy of this area. For the past 12 years, May has provided free dental treatment for Valentines Day at his ofce. This year, his ofce will sched ule appointments with those in need of treatment Feb. 13. To schedule an appointment, send or deliver a letter to Mays ofce with a brief description of your dental needs and the situation that makes you a good candidate for this benet. Send the letter to Mays ofce at 319 Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Please no phone calls. Be sure to include your tele phone number. May will see 20 patients in need of dental treatment, and the hygienists Anealia Bush and Linda Wright will see eight to 10 patients each who wish to have their teeth cleaned. The ofce hopes to serve as many as 40 patients. Patients must be at least 12 years of age, and accompa nied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 18. Treatments provided will include cleaning, x-rays, llings, extractions, di agnostics and pain control. May said he and his staff participate in Dentist With a Heart because they wish to impact people who otherwise could not afford to see a dentist, and help those people save their teeth, as well as relieve them of any discomfort they may be having. Our ofce cares about this community and would like to give those in need of our ser vices, their smiles back! FILE PHOTO The annual Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off is a mix of good food and music with a touch of Mardi Gras. Mexico Beach readies for 15th annual Gumbo Cook-Off

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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 OPINION www.starfl.com A Section Let me give you the inside dope on Lance Armstrong. He rode a bicycle six hours a day for years and years.. practicing!!! Im not one to criticize, condemn or point ngers. But folks, I dont care about Olympics, touring up and down some hills in France or a hundred yellow shirts! Six hours a day and youre not going anywhere seems a bit extreme to me. Youd have to be taking something to fall for the old lets take a few practice laps around Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston. David Mark and I each got a brand new Western Flyer one Christmas and you bet we did a little practicing. We drove to the mailbox and back to make sure we wouldnt fall off and then we made a beeline down to Terry Kennons house to show off our new rides! We wanted those bikes above everything else. Wed cut out pictures of Flyers from the Sears and Roebuck Catalogue and accidently let them fall on the kitchen table. It was the only thing I listed in my letter to Santa. I prayed for a bike in spite of Moms teachings against beseeching God with sel sh request. It never entered our minds to practice riding a bicycle. We werent riding to build up leg muscles, enlarge our breathing capacity or sculpt our waistline. Shoot, we lived out at the end of the road. We surmised early in life that the purpose of any bicycle was to get you from point A to point B as judiciously as possible. You cannot imagine the freedom built into that Western Flyer! The thirty minute walk to Carters Log Cabin Store for a cold NuGrape Soda could be wheeled out in a few minutes. It was the same going to the Saturday afternoon matinee at the Park Theatre; or hustling out to Juniors J & J to pick up a loaf of bread for Mom. The biggest gain might have been the baseball games. We could get to them quicker. And stay later. We would measure off the sundown curfew and play until the last possible secondand hop on our bikes and pedal like madmen for the house! That iconic picture of the kid on his bike with a baseball glove hung on the handle bars and a bat slung causally over one shoulder wasnt some kind of Norman Rockwell painting for us. Wed build ramps out of barnyard lumber and attempt to jump that big ditch behind George Sextonss house. We took clothespins and clamped baseball cards on the fender guard so the spinning spokes would sound like a motor rocketing us toward town. We learned to pedal with no hands. We could get going pretty fast and step up on the seat with one foot and wave at Mary Hadley or Cynthia Wheat. There is a lot more to riding a bike than a yellow shirt at the end of the day. I certainly dont want to sell Lance Armstrong short here. Maybe the six hours a day practices were his ride to town. His baseball game! He certainly pedaled into fame and fortune that was way beyond anything we could have imagined or accomplished with our Western Flyers. We did race some. You couldnt have a bicycle in McKenzie, Tennessee, in those days without testing it out from time to time. Dave and I would start at the top of the hill in front of Paul David Campbells house and race the half of mile or so to where the blacktop ended as Stonewall Street turned into Moore Avenue. I was older and stronger. He was lighter and had the faster bike. The playing eld was pretty equal for us. Joe and Richard Gooch would wheel out from their driveway and it would be a four man dash to the nish! There were, of course, no prizes for winning, unless you count the thrill of victory. We would not have accepted a yellow shirt back then even if they were handing them out. We would however, if we got the chance, cheat to win. I have let a little air out of Davids back tire on occasion. I have leaned in on Richard a few times to throw his stride off. John Ingram beat me most every time we hooked up between his house and the railroad tracks up beside the City Caf. I didnt nd out till we were seniors that he would tank up on a couple of Root Beers before the race to add a little sugar high to his metabolism. No wonder I would race off to the lead only to have him y past me as I engineered the last small incline as the tracks appeared in sight! It would be hypocritical of me to jump on the lets get Lance Armstrong bandwagon. I dont know the man. I cant imagine the pressure of racing for real money. Or having to impress sponsors every time out! Or ghting for endorsements to keep the riding hopes alive. Id say stripping him of his titles is a pretty erce punishment in its own right. Bobby Bonds, Mark McGwire and Roger Clemens are feeling some of the same pains in another sport. I hope were not heading toward a mandatory point where all your sins must be aired on CNN or Sportscenter. This could get a little more serious than just some idle sports mucky-t muck. I dont want anyone showing up with a microphone and a camera asking me or Bobby Brewer who painted a certain girls name across the water tower in 1964 or stopped up the main city drain behind Broadway Street.isnt there a stature of limitations.. Respectfully, Kes We aint talking JACK Armstrong here! As an observer who has watched the effort to save the Cape San Blas Lighthouse play out over the past decade not the past few months as some would assert the recent wrangling has an echo of humor. For much of the past decade the city of Port St. Joe and the Board of County Commissioners paid scant attention to the lighthouse and grounds. The folks at the St. Joseph Historical Society put the shoulder to the wheel and did all the heavy lifting to restore a keepers quarters and the lighthouse and create a tour and gift shop. That is their hard work; there is little other credit, at least locally, to spread around despite efforts otherwise. But the effort to save the lighthouse has created just another rub between the city and county and no matter the efforts of citizens to disengage from that concept, the reality is there is little respect lost between the BOCC and city commissioners. The BOCC has pretty much dictated that, as occured Tuesday when BOCC meeting time was again wasted on axe-grinding having nothing to do with county business, with a racial tinge for effect. Some clari cations are required, however. The city is not stealing the lighthouse the ocean is. If nobody locally lifts a nger the grounds will be under water within a year or two, at most. The application process for taking possession of the lighthouse may be, like so much of government, deeply awed, but it is what it is, the process. The process has produced a decision. It was stated by the BOCC that it would live with that decision. Apparently with ngers crossed There is no clarity on what the potential costs of moving the lighthouse could be and therefore a comparison between countyproposed Salinas Park and cityproposed BayFront Park, a new creation, are moot, despite common sense that Salinas would be cheaper. Until the process gets down to quali cations and specs on the job, until there is a certi ed quote and not guess work or an estimate, the exact cost is an unknown. And, bluntly, neither city nor county can afford to pull off the move on the backs of taxpayers, if pleas of poverty the last few years are to have credibility. There is also the simple truth that there are compelling arguments on both sides of the equation for where the lighthouse should be relocated with passionate people providing those arguments. At the most fundamental this is a debate about the economy, about creating a revenue stream and potentially jobs as well as a ripple effect throughout the county. This is in signi cant measure about economic development and in this rare instance, when the city has, shall we say, a bit of the upper hand, there is a path for the city to make this work far beyond a lighthouse and museum and park. The city could decide to back away and alert the U.S. Department of the Interior that it will defer to the county on the lighthouse. This may very well not be the citys call; the federal government tends to do what it cares to and that is why no one should be holding their breath on any RESTORE Act money. But the city could back away with the same stipulation the county put in its letter of appeal to the feds decision to award the lighthouse to the city make it contingent on the county relocating the lighthouse within a certain period of time or the city moves ahead in line. In return the city should demand, through interlocal agreements, two things that are in BOCC hands but could prove far more fruitful for economic development. One, force an agreement in writing on the Economic Development Council, living to the original parameters agreed when the current director was hired more than a year ago. In effect, compel the BOCC to live, for once when it comes to economic development, to its agreement with Barry Sellers on length of contract and level of funding with the city also contributing its agreed portion. In other words, go back to the beginning before the spite train roared through the BOCC meeting room. Let Sellers do his job. Get out of the way. If, after the nite period of his contract, work remains, a decision can be fairly reached. At this point, Sellers has been hired to develop the economy of the county with one hand and one leg tied behind his back. Second, force a written agreement that any RESTORE funds coming to the county are rst earmarked to pay off the mortgage on port land along the Intracoastal Canal. If there is going to be real economic development, real job creation that bene ts the entire county, it is likely to come from that port, which is within the city limits, with St. Joe as a partner and the state invested. The signi cant stumbling block for the port is that mortgage with Capital City Bank. Facilitate paying it off with the RESTORE windfall. The lighthouse is surely not worth continued bad blood even within the Historical Society that seems part of the local government DNA. And it is a shame that saving the lighthouse has become a competition to begin with particularly when the competition results only in wounds. The argument could be fairly made that a replica lighthouse, using the original as a model, would t the Bayfront Park concept just ne. But the award of the lighthouse to the city has positioned the City Commission for the opportunity to use foresight and long-term vision that the BOCC can never seem to get its hands around to the bene t of the entire county. Shine the light a little farther than Salinas Park or Bayfront Park. Shining Light We look back into the past and try to remember the year that things happened. Some dates are easy to remember. You remember the year you graduated from high school or college. You remember the year you started work. Most of the time you remember the years your children were born. As you get older, dates and times seem to blur and all run together. 2012 will de nitely be a year that I will always remember. We all have our priorities, likes, dislikes, fears and loves. Things that are important to me are not necessarily important to others; I understand that. We seem to be drawn to people who have similar interests or those who make an attempt to understand those little things that make us who we are. When you look back at what news people think was important, it may or may not be important to you. The magazines think we are all interested in which movie stars got married, divorced, had children and died. Most of them dont interest me. One fellow who I always liked was the gentleman who played John Coffey in the movie, The Green Mile. His name was Michael Duncan. He had a heart attack and died two months later at age 54. Duncan was raised by a single mother on Chicagos South Side and dropped out of college when his mother became ill. Before making it in Hollywood, Duncan was a ditch digger for several years for the gas company in Chicago. I always heard about ditch diggers, but never really heard of one making it big. Big Mike, as they called him, did make it kind of big. They say every time someone on the street knew him by his real name, Michael Clarke Duncan, he would give them ve dollars. He had a beautiful deep voice, and I particularly liked the line in the movie where he said, You cant hide whats in your heart. It is true. Others died including Davy Jones, Earl Scruggs, Dick Clark and Andy Williams. Davy Jones of the Monkees always brought back memories of the comedy show by the same name that I watched on Saturday mornings in the late 1960s. He also made me think of Marsha Brady, who was a bit of a tractor cranker on The Brady Bunch. Earl Scruggs was a bluegrass musician who picked the banjo and played with Lester Flatt. Together they were, Flatt & Scruggs, the fellows who sang the theme song for the television show, The Beverly Hillbillies. Dick Clark came to see me on Saturday mornings also, with American Bandstand. In later years, we all watched the ball drop in Times Square with Mr. Clark. Andy Williams sung Moon River, like nobodys business. When I think of the song, I think of Holly Golightly, Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffanys, but I will also think of Andy Williams version of the song. He seemed to be a good man. Of his talent, Williams said, I never tried to sing like anybody else, fortunately I didnt sound like anybody else. It just happened. We are fortunate it did (just happen). Having spent almost exactly half of my life in the space business, I have to say that Neil Armstrong, who passed away in 2012, was de nitely an American Hero. He was to me. He was the rst man to walk on the moon and it signi ed a great victory for our country. It was a victory that we needed. It wasnt a Hollywood set, it was the Moon and it was Neil Armstrong. The world was supposed to end in 2012. I didnt concern myself with the End of the World school of thought that some folks said the Mayans predicted. One NASA fellow explained it best when he compared Lost & Found in 2012 CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard TIM CROFT Star news editor HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert Thursday, January 24, 2013 Page 4 See CRANKS A5

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LETTERS A Section the Mayan calendar to your cars odometer just rolling over to all zeroes again. Thats all it was, just the odometer rolling over. Theres only One who knows when the end of the world will be and Hes not a Mayan calendar maker or Skeeter Davis. However, Skeeter did a good job singing The End of the World song in 1963 and she had nice helmetish hair, but she was talking about love. Skeeter sang, I cant understand. No, I cant understand, How life goes on the way it does. Life does go on, but it hurts when you lose people and their love for you. Im not talking about the movie stars, crooners and astronauts, Im talking about the people I really knew and loved. January 4th was exactly one year since Mama passed away in 2012; I will never be the same. If youve lost your mother, you understand. You think of all the things you want to say and all the things you need to hear. You know what I mean. It may be only an hour, a day, a few months or 30 years, but for the time I have left, I will remember Mama and continue to write about and to her in a different sort of way. Folks that knew my Mama, knew her as a sweet simple lady. She was, but she was smart. Im not sure when, but Mama realized how to break my code. She either just gured it out or perhaps I showed it to her when I was young. I enjoy writing, teaching and also the work I do for a living, but when I was young, I dreamed of being a cryptographer. The words and the math, kind of t together, she understood. Mothers gure these things out. You may think you have a secret, but mothers know. One day while visiting her, I fell asleep on the sofa. Mama was reading some stories I had written and printed out for her. When I woke up, one of the little paper napkins she seemed to enjoy collecting was on the table in front of the sofa where Id been sleeping. We were at the assisted living home where Mama spent her last months. The napkin had something written on it. I read it, and then I looked at her. I looked at her and then I put my face in my hand, holding it up and rubbing my temples with my thumb and middle nger, the way I always do when Im trying to deal with something for which Im unprepared. With my face still down, I asked her, How did you gure that out? Mama said something similar to what mathematician, Arne Beurling said when asked how he broke the Nazis code, something having to do with magicians not revealing their secrets. I was too shaken at the time to remember. Anyway, my mother knew I enjoyed writing and playing a little game when I did. We never talked about it again; however I did understand that she understood my other story. She would read my eight or nine hundred words to pull a simple sentence or two out. She taught school for over forty years, was a Baptist Missionary, a 4-H Club fanatic and breaker of her middle sons codes. She loved all of us, she forgave everyone, and she will be missed, but not forgotten. Every story is just a story, but there will always be a message that I now know, Mama could gure out. She just wont be here to write it on a napkin. 2012 did have some high points. Mama loved that I took such an interest in Vernon, Florida. Im sure it was because the fellow who took me there so many times was her Daddy. He was a bit peculiar; I guess you could say that about me. She would have been incredibly proud of me getting to be an Honorary Citizen of Vernon and even more that I had the honor of being The Grand Marshal of the 2012 Christmas Parade. I lost so much love in 2012 that it is hard to understand how life goes on the way it does, as Skeeter Davis sang. It has to, because there are those who depend on me. And dont bother to get a napkin and try... Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. CRANKS from page A4 Page 5 Thursday, January 24, 2013 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 Losing lightouse history Dear Editor: Betty McNeill did indeed speak for south Gulf County regarding the Cape San Blas Lighthouse and the preservation of its long history on Cape San Blas in a recent article in The Star. The Cape San Blas Lighthouse is just that; The Cape San Blas Lighthouse not the Port St. Joe cornerstone for the citys newest tourist marketing efforts. The current plans to develop a tourist destination on the waterfront sounds good enough to stand alone. To move the lighthouse that far, would look like insanity to anybody outside of the area, when a site in a developed beautiful park with a prehistoric dune structure on the Gulf of Mexico is located a stones throw from the present location, in an area of the beach that has pretty well accreted for over 100 years As one of the many business owners in south Gulf County that will be directly impacted by removing the lighthouse and the hundreds of visitors that it draws to the Cape San Blas/Indian Pass and Simmons Bayou areas each year, we all will be directly impacted as will all of the other ones. It should remain on the Cape; it is the peninsula that suffers severe erosion not the Cape of San Blas and the lighthouse/keepers cottages could survive in that location. We are sure there are some people involved in the citys efforts to relocate the Lighthouse that are genuinely concerned about saving it and to those people we say thank you for your help. Would you feel the same as the residents of Cape San Blas/ Indian Pass/Simmons Bayou do at the moment if we moved your Centennial Building to our area; youd lose your historical artifact/tourist draw and the cornerstone of your history. The Cape San Blas Lighthouse is the beacon of the history of Cape San Blas and should be preserved by relocating to Salinas Park, not moving it to Port St. Joe. Gulf County Commissioners should use the recently improved Salinas Park as the Lighthouse location and make good use of the public monies already spent there recently, and allow the city to save all the new monies required to move it to Port St. Joe for better use in the citys development of its waterfront. The Historical Society may have not thought through their agreeing to the move in their desperation to grab the first hand offered to help when it became clear that the Lighthouse was endangered, but we think they should reconsider and ask why the grant was written for a Port St. Joe location and not the easy and less expensive transition to Salinas Park when a Cape location is more accurate in preserving history; and isnt that why they were created. The Gulf County Commissioners need to get busy and work with the Historical Society to fix this wrong, because at this point commissioners have only complicated the situation and failed to represent the best interests of the people they were elected to represent, as Mrs. McNeill made so abundantly clear. Marie Steele and Joey Romanelli Indian Pass Response to lighthouse criticism Dear Mr. Willis, Ms. Rennick, et al: In reviewing your letters to the Star last week I noted a number of misstatements and inaccuracies. I would like to set the record straight before those misstatements are accepted as facts. When the lighthouse and the keepers quarters were about to be lost to the Gulf of Mexico, the St. Joseph Historical Society wrote and presented grants for over $750,000 to restore the structures. Since the restoration, the St. Joseph Historical Society has maintained the property and operated the gift shop and tours. The county has occasionally cut the grass. County tax dollars have been used to insure the structures for liability to the tune of about $3,500 per year, not $35,000$40,000 per year that has been suggested. Also, might I remind you that City of Port St. Joe residents pay county taxes and the City is part of Gulf County as well, so some of the county expenditures came from City residents. Both of you suggested that it could cost over $600,000 to move and re-establish all the structures in the City. I dont know where you got your gures but the City has two quotes for just over $200,000 to move the lighthouse and buildings. An additional $75,000-$80,000 would have to be paid to move power lines. Also, only about $25,000-$35,000 would be needed to re-establish the structures at their new site because several businesses have offered their services for nothing or at a reduced cost. The total cost would be somewhere between $300,000 and $315,000. We have approximately $1.5 million in the bank in our reserve fund. We dont intend to do so, but we could write a check for that tomorrow if we had to. Could the county? It has been suggested that Salinas Park is the safest location for the lighthouse. Might I remind you that, in 1985 during Hurricane Kate, the Gulf and St. Joe Bay washed completely over Salinas Park and cut off the Cape. There is about a 6-foot elevation there other than on the dunes and I dont believe the structures could be placed on the dunes. St. Joe Bay is much less affected by hurricanes because it is a shallow tidal bay and the city has never ooded. You used terms like amusement park, steal the lighthouse, satisfy egos. One thing Ive learned in my 66 years is that when you dont have the facts on your side, you belittle and demonize the other side. The City did not steal anything from the county. The lighthouse belonged to the United States Air Force. We submitted an application just as the county did. Im sorry that ours was found more worthy. Either you were ignorant of the facts or you were just demonizing or belittling the City because the facts werent on your side. Either way, it would be fair to all concerned if you learned the facts, stopped demonizing the City and focus on what the future could hold for us all if we could develop a park that would bring tourists and their dollars to Port St. Joe and Gulf County. Respectfully, Mayor Mel Magidson www.starfl.com Cape San Blas Lighthouse debate

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Local A6 | The Star Thursday, January 24, 2013 FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL 8 oz Rib Eye ................................... $11.95 or Fried Shrimp ................................. $10.95 Served with 2 sides L U N CH SPECIAL S MO N DAY FRIDAY MONDAY: Meat loaf or Chicken, served with Mashed Potato, Country Veggies & Roll TUE S DAY: Fried Shrimp, served w/Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Cheese Grits, or Potato Salad WEDNE S DAY: Pork Chop or Chicken, served with Mashed Potato, Country Veggies & Roll THUR S DAY: Hamburger Steak, Mashed Potato, Country Veggies, & Roll HOU RS O F O P ER ATION: Monday Friday Dante underwent additional training to become a service dog and constant companion to the man he will be charged with helping remain healthy. It will really be a constant retraining process every day with the dog to make sure he does what he will be trained to do, Pellito said. That three out of the 14 dogs in the graduating class that day would be moving on to become service dogs represents just another chapter of success for a program that has authored a book. Dante recently proved his worth, as detailed in a letter to Sandi Christy, co-director of the DAWGS program with the St. Joseph Humane Society, from Pellitos wife, who had just made a donation to the DAWGS program on behalf of her husband. Pellitos wife tells that Dante has become a constant companion, trained as a DAD. And, his wife said, Dante literally saved Pellitos life recently. I had gone to bed early and Bob had fallen asleep at some point in another room, Laurie Pellito wrote. His blood sugar had dropped so low that he would not have been alive if someone hadnt intervened. At 3 a.m. Dante started barking and would not stop until I got up. Dante led me to Bob and paced the room until I could revive him. After Bob was okay, Dante fell back asleep. He had done his job and we have your program to thank. That letter was read recently during the 24th graduation of dogs from the DAWGS in Prison program. One of our dogs saving someones life, that is a rst for our program, Christy said. The dogs in the 24th class are headed to new homes in Florida, Georgia and Connecticut. The program has saved more than 260 dogs and placed them in new homes in 14 states. Roughly the same number of inmates at the Gulf Forestry Camp has participated in the DAWGS program, working up the ladder from caretaker to team leader. Dogs are screened for their potential to bene t from the program. Inmates must apply and undergo an interview process. To stay in the program, inmates and dogs alike must get with the program. And in some cases, they serve to save each other in ways signi cant and small. Consider Mandy, a 3-year-old foxhound who arrived at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society living by a thread. She had been without food and water for some time, Christy said. By the time she was discovered, other dogs on the property, in pens, had died of starvation. Mandy, on the outside of the pen, survived long enough to attract the attention of neighbors who called Animal Control. Her owner was arrested and charged with abuse and neglect. During a period of months, Mandy was nursed back to health, gaining some weight and was able to stand and walk for progressively longer periods of time. Initially she would not make eye contact, and her trainers in Class 24 could not get her to do a sit. She was afraid of almost everything, Christy said. The DAWGS program has a proud tradition of saving shelter dogs. We are especially proud of the job we do with dogs who have been severely neglected or abused. Mandys training team, using the skills of discipline, caring for another being, passion for the task learned in the program by the inmates, saved Mandy. These men have saved her life and helped her to be a con dent dog who performs many of her commands. She even learned about Christmas, Christy said. And, Mandy will stay in Class 25 to keep working on her con dence and until her forever home is found. Not all our dogs go on to advanced training, but we believe most of our dogs have the intelligence and temperament to succeed in many endeavors. Recently we learned that Ryan, from Class 5, is not only a certi ed therapy dog, he also was asked to assist with the Newtown, Conn., tragedy. So, Christy said, the question is who saves who? We give of ourselves to help mans best friend, and he in turn gives all he has to help us, whether we are an inmate, an adopter or a volunteer. We all help each other, Christy said. And certainly, the dogs here at Gulf Forestry Camp help their trainers become better men. DAWGS from page A1 PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR The 24th graduation class for the DAWGS in Prison program. and her trainers in Class 24 could not get her to do a sit. She was afraid of almost everyThe DAWGS program has a proud tradition of saving shelter dogs. We are especially proud of the job we do with dogs who have been severely neglected or Mandys training team, using the skills of discipline, caring for the program by the inThese men have saved her life and helped her to be a con dent dog who performs many of her commands. She even learned about Christmas, Christy said. And, Mandy will stay in Class 25 to keep working on her con dence and until her forever Not all our dogs go on to advanced training, but we believe most 5, is not only a certi ed therapy dog, he also was asked to assist with the Newtown, Conn., tragedy. So, Christy said, the question is We give of ourselves to help mans best friend, and he in turn gives all he has to help us, whether we are an inmate, an adopter or a volunteer. We all help each other, Christy said. And certainly, the dogs here at Gulf Forestry Camp help their trainers become better The DAWGS program has a proud tradition of saving shelter dogs. We are especially proud of the job we do with dogs who have been severely neglected or abused. Sandi Christy co-director of the DAWGS program

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Local The Star| A7 Thursday, January 24, 2013 commissioners and public. Commissioner Carmen McLemore said he was not 100 percent against Bryans goal, but said county staff and others fail to make current deadlines. Make them, Bryan said. Commissioner Warren Yeager said he supported making the agenda more clear, but said he was leery of tying commissioners hands should an issue arise that requires immediate action is brought to the podium by a member of the public. We use common sense, Bryan said. I dont think something like that will hap pen that often. But people with a special interest can come up and have an advan tage that others in the public do not and do not necessarily agree with that person. They do not have the opportunity to provide input. At the suggestion of her fellow commissioners, Bryan was asked to work with coun ty attorney Jeremy Novak and county administrator Don Butler on a process and guidelines to bring more clarity and transparency to the county agenda. Indian Pass Boat Ramp Butler said he would con tinue discussions with the landowner of the Indian Pass Campground concerning a land swap with the county by which the county would relocate its boat ramp to the lagoon side. Erosion has been an is sue on either side of the cur rent Indian Pass Boat Ramp almost since its construction and as the problem has in creased, the county has seen parking and amenities around the boat ramp decrease. Butler said GIS would work on a suitable location for the boat ramp on the la goon side and said the own ers of the campground were open to discussions. A move to the lagoon side would also open up more parking around the boat ramp. The Friends of St. Vin cent Island already maintain a launch in the general area. Its a problem at certain times and certain tides, Yea ger said. I think it would be a win-win for the county and the landowners. Sheriff budget shortfall Due to changes in the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce since he was sworn in as sheriff earlier this month, Sheriff Mike Harrison came before the BOCC requesting $51,000. The money shortfall came about due to the departures of ve former employees of the GCSO, two of whom were not retained, three of whom were offered jobs; two chose to retire, another went to work elsewhere. The ve were due $56,000 in payout for comp and leave time, with $5,000 in the GCSO budget for that purpose. Harrison said the budget shortfall would mean at least two positions would lapse possibly as many as ve until the new scal year arrives in June, meaning a potential impact to services. Commissioners approved an advance on next years funding to ll in the short fall and offered Harrison a chance to come back in a month or so once he gets a handle on his workforce situation. Gulf Countys RE STORE committee has been meeting and screen ing pre-proposals for po tential projects for funding. With the settlement with Transocean beginning the funneling of ne money into the RESTORE pro cess, the federal rules are what the states and coun ties are waiting on. Those rules were due at the rst of the year. All we are waiting for is the rules from (the U.S. Department of Treasury), Yeager said Tuesday. We may see money sooner than later. The consortium ofcers elected last week will ap point two additional mem bers, said Cragin Mosteller, consortium spokeswoman, and the ve will combine to form the executive com mittee. The two additional members have not been named, though the oor was opened for nomina tions at the meeting. The consortium has nearly nalized an agree ment with Gov. Rick Scott to allow him to appoint six non-voting members to the consortium, Mosteller said. The agreement has been reached, but the consortium must draw up a memoran dum of understanding and vote on it, she said. Until the consortium votes on it, this is all tenta tive, Mosteller said. Mosteller said Scotts six picks would be citizen members and would only give their opinions on con sortium discussions and projects. Thomas said getting the agreement with the gover nor settled will make every thing a lot smoother and the appointments would serve in an advisory capaci ty. He added he was pleased with who was elected. Its a good slate, he said. I think those guys have been involved in it the entire time. Theyre more familiar with it than any of the rest of us. Thomas said Latvalas husband is state Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, so she should be well-in formed on whats going on with RESTORE Act money. Im optimistic about the group getting together, trying to do things and working good together, but its still just a very cumber some process, he said. Its going to take a lot of time. There has been little communication recently between Washington and the consortium, Mosteller said. At the meeting, the full consortium approved a formula adjustment for divvying up RESTORE Act funds, which U. S. Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Pan ama City, requested. Were also watching and monitoring very closely the plan thats being devel oped by the federal coun cil, Mosteller said. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this report I believe that this hon or is exceedingly well-de served because it reects tremendous effort, dedica tion, creativity, and coop eration on the part of our entire team of experts. We will continue to improve our ability to quickly and effectively respond to any public health crisis in Gulf County. Robert Pestronk, ex ecutive director of NAC CHO, emphasized the im portance of local health departments in addressing local emergencies. All disasters strike lo cally, and local health de partments are a critical part of any communitys rst response to disease outbreaks, emergencies, and acts of terrorism, Pestronk said. NAC CHO commends the Gulf County Health Depart ment for being a model of public health emergency preparedness. Local health depart ments recognized by PPHR undergo a rigorous evalua tion by peer review. PPHR required the Gulf CHD to meet a set of national standards for public health preparedness in three key areas: preparedness plan ning, workforce compe tency, and demonstration of all-hazards readiness through exercises or a re sponse to a real event. The Gulf County Health Department has taken part in several such exercises a mock trafc accident involving a school bus; emergency planning for a pandemic u outbreak and PPHR recognition con rms that the Gulf County Health Department has a thorough and coordinated emergency response plan in place, that agency staff members are trained, and that the agency exercises the plan and uses it during public health emergencies. The mission of the Gulf County Health Department is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts. For more information on Proj ect Public Health Ready, including recognized sites, project tools, and resourc es, visit http://www.naccho. org/PPHR. 2084408 Enter Starting January 27th www.nwfdail y news.com BENEFITTING DI S S I ) Children and Adults No Fee or Cost If No Recovery G AYLE PEED IN G O A TTO NEY AT L AW Apalachicola, FL (850) 292-7059 | (850) 944-6020 FAX gsrlaw@bellsouth.net BOCC from page A1 HEALTH from page A1 CONSORTIUM from page A1

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By TINA HARBUCK 654-8440|@DestinLogTina tharbuck@thedestinlog.com When it comes to drawing lines in the Gulf of Mexico to help manage red snapper, area sherman are not ready. Not now, was the sentiment of the majority of the 104 shermen in attendance at a Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council scoping meeting at the Destin Community Center Thursday night, a gathering to discuss Reef Fish Amendment 39 Regional Management of Recreational Red Snapper. The two-and-a-half hour scoping meeting, which was to report and take comments, was one of about a half dozen to take place throughout the Gulf Coast in the last couple of weeks. Ryan Rindone, Southeast Data, Assessment and Review Coordinator, with the Gulf of Mexico FMC, presented a power-point on how regional management of red snapper would look in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. Regional management would encourage more exibility in how the recreational quota is managed, and it would enable areas of the Gulf to propose management measures tailored to speci c regions, according to the scoping guide. However, red snapper would remain a federally managed species and federal conservation goals and annual quotas would apply. There was also discussion as to how the regions would be decided and divided in the Gulf from Texas to Florida. They could be divided into an east and west region; or an east, central and west region; or each state could have its own region. Once regions were decided, the council would need to allocate the red snapper quota among the regions. But the biggest question mark from the scoping meeting for the majority of the anglers was what kind of accountability measures would there be? According to the report, recreational red snapper will remain under federal control and is subject to season closure when the Gulfwide quota is reached. The 2013 recreational red snapper in state and federal waters has not yet been set. Currently, in federal waters, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is developing options for the upcoming year which will be examined at their next meeting Feb. 5-8 in Mobile, Ala. NEW FISHI N G TACKLE ARRIVI N G DAILY! S HOP N EW ITEMS FROM P E NN S HIMA N O, A N D A BU G ARCIA. 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He still couldnt lead a pack of hunters to a single Burmese python. Thats the catch in Floridas Python Challenge: Even experienced hunters with special permits to regularly stalk the exotic snake through Floridas swamplands are having trouble nding them for a statesponsored competition. When these snakes are in the water, in the vegetation, they blend in naturally to where you cant hardly see them, said state wildlife commissioner Ron Bergeron, whose nickname is emblazoned on the rudder of his black airboat, over the image of him riding an alligator. The vast majority of roughly 1,000 people who signed up to hunt Burmese pythons on public lands from Jan. 12 through Feb. 10 are amateurs when it comes to pythons. Only about 30 hold permits for harvesting pythons throughout the year. The permit holders might have a slight edge when it comes to handling snakes, but the tan, splotchy pythons have natural camou age that gives them an important advantage in the ecosystem they have invaded. As of Thursday, 21 pythons had been killed for the contest, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It is dif cult to pin down how many Burmese pythons slither through Floridas Everglades, but of cials say their effect is glaringly obvious. According to a study released last year, sightings of raccoons, opossums, bobcats, rabbits and other mammals in the Everglades are down as much as 99 percent in areas where pythons are known to live. Its believed the pythons devour the native wildlife, and of cials worry the snakes voracious appetite will undermine the ongoing, multimilliondollar effort to restore natural water ow through the Everglades. Bergeron led U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., into the Everglades to hunt pythons Thursday afternoon. They splashed from their airboat through knee-deep water into several islands that rise in small bumps above the sawgrass, but they always emerged empty-handed. They didnt ush out any of the mammals Bergeron thought he would see, either. The only thing they did nd: signs of feral hogs, another problematic invasive species. Rabbits were like rats. Growing up, you saw them everywhere, said Jim Howard, a Miami native and a python permit holder participating in the contest. I havent seen a rabbit in 20 years. I dont see foxes. I hardly see anything. He has caught a python in the Everglades in each of the last two years, though. Each was more than 12 feet long and contained more than 50 eggs. He returned to those locations Wednesday, poking under ferns and discarded wooden boards with a hook at the end of a 3-foot-long stick. All he found were the sheddings of some large snake each transparent scale was the size of a ngertip. After spending hours steering his boat along 14 miles of canals to levees and embankments where pythons might lurk, Howard extended the hook toward the dense, impenetrable grass that stretched all the way to the horizon, with no landmarks or vantage points. Millions of acres in any direction in the Everglades are exactly the same. From that perspective, the hunt for well-hidden pythons seems futile. Were looking at inches, Howard said. Of cials say the number of pythons caught during the contest isnt as important as the data they provide. Im going to be ecstatic if we see 100, said Frank Mazzotti, a University of Florida professor of wildlife ecology who is helping the commission with the contest. He continued to low-ball expectations for the nal tally. Im happy with 11. Im going to be happy with whatever we have. The small number only proves that theyre really hard to nd, he said. The state hopes to use the information from python necropsies particularly whats in their stomachs to improve their attempts at dealing with the snakes. Our list of what pythons eat is not complete yet, Mazzotti said. The population of Burmese pythons, an invasive species in Florida, likely developed from pets released into the wild, either intentionally or in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. They can grow to be more than 20 feet long and have no natural enemies in Florida other than very large alligators or cold weather, which drives heat-seeking snakes onto sunny roads and levees. Florida prohibits owning or selling pythons for use as pets, and federal law bans importation and interstate sale of the species. Mazzotti had one tip for hunters frustrated by the pythons near-invisibility: Stop and listen for a dry, rustling sound in the grass. It sounds like something large, he said. Foliage, swamplands, water make hunt difficult PHOTOS BY AP TV crews pet and take photos as Capt. Jeff Fobb from the Miami-Dade Fire Rescues Venom Response Unit, holds a python Jan. 12, during the kick-off ceremonies for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions month-long Python Challenge in Davie. The 13-foot reptile was captured in a backyard swimming pool in 2012. Below, Jim Howard, of Cooper City, examines a piece of a large snake skin he found under some foliage in the Florida Everglades during his search of pythons. At top, Howard searches under the dense foliage. PYTHON CHALLENGE Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 8 Thursday, January 24, 2013 OUTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A SPONSORED BY Inshore Freshwater Lake Wimico and under the White City Bridge, a few luck anglers are reporting on stripped bass and hybrid bass this week. White grubs and jig heads will entice them, but a live shrimp will work well also. With warmer weather and mild air temps, The Forgotten Coast is seeing great fish cathces latley. most action is in the canal with trout being the top spot. Most fish are bieng caught on D.O.A. lures or live shrimp. Fishermen: Table regional management of snapper

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BAY DAY F EST IVAL F EST S AT F EB RU A R Y 2 nd 11:00 T O 2:00 EST* St. Joseph Bay Preserves Center 3915 HWY 30-A, Port St. Joe $ 10 DON ATI ON P E R M EAL DON ATI ON 3915 HWY 30-A, Port St. Joe ATI ATI ON ON All proceeds benet The Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves Sausage Beverages Sausage Sausage M E NU MU S I C E X H I B I TS R AFF LE IT E MS VI S I T stjosephbaypreserves.org F O R DE TA IL S C A LL 8502291787 F O R M O R E IN F O Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School football team celebrated a successful 2012 season last week during the annual football programs banquet. The Tiger Sharks rebounded from two losing seasons to nish 7-3 and less than two touchdowns removed from a playoff spot. Among those receiving awards: Ricky Pennington won the Broadcasters Award; Tyler Worley was given the award presented by the Nobles family for the player demonstrating the most desire and dedication; Captains Award were awarded to Ricky Pennington, Dallas Burke, Dusty Richter, Tyler Worley, Joe Love and Josh Cabiniss. Not pictured are Ramello Zaccarro and Corey North. Pride of the Sharks Award to Dusty Richter; Dallas Burke was the defensive player of the year, Jarkeice Davis (not pictured) the offensive player of the year. Star Staff Report Port St. Joe won three district games over the past week to improve to 11-9 overall and 8-4 in district play. The Lady Tiger Sharks basketball team is likely to be a second or third seed when the District 2-1A playoffs begin in the coming weeks. Senior Alyssa Parker led the Lady Tiger Sharks to a win over Liberty County on Dec. 15, scoring 12 points while dishing out ve assists and pulling down seven rebounds in a 3220 victory. Port St. Joe jumped out early to a 11-4 lead at the half and stretched the lead to 23-9 after three periods. Teiyahna Hutchinson added 10 points, Maya Robbins six, and Shannon Pridgeon and Hallie Jasinski each chipped in two. Port St. Joe hosted Blountstown at the Washington Recreation Center gym on Dec. 18 and romped to a 22point win. The Lady Tiger Sharks never trailed and jump out to 16-4 lead in the opening quarter and continued into halftime with a 34-10 lead. The nal was 45-23. The win avenged a loss to Blountstown earlier in the season. Port St. Joe was led by two seventh-graders Brooklyn Quinn with 17 points and Hutchinson with 15. Parker added four, Callie Fleshren four and Maya Robbins had three points. The following night, Port St. Joe greeted the Lady Seahawks of Franklin County. Franklin County led 12-11 after one quarter, but the Lady Tiger Sharks pulled out to a 21-13 halftime lead. After Franklin County closed to 24-21 in the third quarter, the Lady Tiger Sharks got hot and pulled away for a 38-26 win. The Lady Tiger Sharks were led Hutchison with 13 points, nine in the fourth quarter alone. Quinn added nine, Robbins six, Fleshren four, Claudia Gref had a 3-pointer and Parker and Maliayah McNair each had three points and Davida Tshudi. The Lady Tiger Sharks traveled to Wakulla on Tuesday, host East Gadsden at 5 p.m. tonight, host Mosley at 5 p.m. on Friday and nish the regular season at Bay High on Saturday, with tipoff at 6 p.m. ET. Star Staff Report In what Port St. Joe coach Gary Hindley called a hotlycontested back-and-forth battle the visiting Franklin County Lady Seahawks came away with a 2-1 victory in last weeks District 1-1A title game. Franklin County entered as the top seed and will host a region playoff game this week. Port St. Joe, the third seed, fell to 10-5-1 overall and visited Tallahassee John Paul II on Wednesday in a region opener. Franklin scored the rst two goals, taking a 2-0 lead in the rst 32 minutes of the opening half. The Lady Tiger Sharks mounted a second half assault on the Franklin County goal but could only scored an unassisted goal by junior forward Allie Strippling, her fourth of the year. Port St. Joe outshot Franklin 12-6. Goalie Christian Laine, a junior, played 62 minutes in goal and made four saves before she was inserted at forward. Seventh-grader Celeste Childs nished the nal 18 minutes in the net and had to make only a single save, as Port St. Joe pressed the attack. The Lady Tiger Sharks reached the district title game with a 1-0 victory over secondseeded Rocky Bayou. Franklin County was a 6-1 winner over Baker, the fourth seed. Freshman Kathleen Rish, Port St. Joes leading scorer, connected on the lone goal (her 13th on the season) in the 65th minute from 10 yards out, Hindley said Laine and a stout defensive effort held off several good scoring chances by Rocky Bayou in the nal 15 minutes. Port St. Joe outshot Rocky Bayou 12-9. Laine was forced to make six saves. Her record in goal is now 7-3-1 and her goals against average was lowered to .756. It was the ninth shutout of the year for the Port St Joe Lady Tiger Sharks. THE TIGER SHARKS The Port St. Joe boys (112-1 overall) enter this weeks District 1-1A tournament at Freeport as the top seed. The Tiger Sharks will play the winner of a play-in game pitting No. 4 Freeport versus No. 5 Baker, played on Monday. Port St. Joe played 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday at Freeport. The other semi nal pits Rocky Bayou, the second seed, against Franklin County, the third seed, at 4 p.m. CT. The District 1-1A nal game is 6 p.m. CT Friday at Freeport. PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR | Anealia Bush Top: Kathleen Rish, a freshman, scored her team-leading 13th goal in a district semi nal win over Rocky Bayou. Middle: The district nal between Port St. Joe and Franklin County was a hotly-contested back-and-forth battle according to Port St. Joe Coach Gary Hindley. Above: After falling behind 2-0 early, the Lady Tiger Sharks could not quite knot the score despite a second-half assault on the Franklin County goal. Port St. Joe girls fall in nal, head to playoffs PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com Thursday, January 24, 2013 A Page 9 Section Port St. Joe girls unbeaten for week Dusty Richter, who won the Pride of the Sharks Award, Coach Chuck Gannon and Dallas Burke, named defensive player of the year. PSJ teams hold football banquet PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR | Sissy Worley Ricky Pennington, Coach Chuck Gannon and Tyler Worley. Tyler Worley anked by Teedy and Bobby Nobles. Worleey was given the Desire and Dedication Award sponsored by the Nobles family. From left, Ricky Pennington, Dallas Burke, Dusty Richter, Tyler Worley, Joe Love and Josh Cabiniss all received Captains Awards.

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By TIM CROFT 227-7827|@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Sometimes a coach has to adjust. Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School boys basketball Coach Derek Kurnitsky has always been about man-toman defense. But with the talent on this roster, he said, there was a struggle with those principles. So during the holiday break, Kurnitsky began employing more zone press and zone trap concepts into the defense, and the Tiger Sharks have won seven of their last eight games. After three wins last week, Port St. Joe is 12-9 overall and 7-4, in second place, in District 4-1A. With young guys sometimes it takes awhile to get accustomed to varsity basketball, Kurnitsky said. When we went to more of a zone on defense, the kids really picked it up. We have really improved. As coaches we can be stubborn. But sometimes you have to adjust to your talent. And we have really had some guys stepping up and playing good basketball. Last week included a streak of district victories, as Port St. Joe took down Liberty County 71-41, Blountstown 50-36 and Franklin County 70-37. Notable among those box scores are the number of periods six out of 12 during which the Tiger Sharks held opponents to single digits. Since Christmas we have been playing zone and it has really shown, Kurnitsky said. We are playing good defense right now. And we are also starting to get more guys scoring. The Tiger Sharks had six players score nine or more points in last Tuesdays blowout of Liberty County. Cory Calloway led the way with 19 but Chad Quinn, Marcel Johnson and Marquez Johnson each had 10 points and Ramello Zaccaro and Natron Lee had nine apiece. The Tiger Sharks were up 32-20 after holding Liberty County to seven points in the second quarter and coasted. Luke Galloway and Jak Riley each added two points. Port St. Joe held Blountstown to single digits in each of the rst three periods while building a 42-23 lead before the Tigers made some inroads in the nal period. Again, balance de ned the offense as Calloway had 19, Lee 12, Marcel Johnson 10, Zaccaro six, Quinn three and Galloway three. The game was played in front of a packed raucous crowd at the historic Washington Recreational Center gym. It was awesome, Kurnitsky said. People were standing everywhere, we had to put chairs on the stage. It was just a fun night, a great day. Franklin County, which beat Port St. Joe before Christmas, was blown out by a rst quarter in which the Seahawks managed just six points and more crucially a third quarter during which they scored just ve points. Calloway led Port St. Joe with 24 points and Quinn (12), Marcel Johnson (11) and Lee (10) were also in double gures. Zaccaro had six, Riley four, Marquez Johnson and Luke Galloway two apiece. The Tiger Sharks are at Bozeman on Friday and Bay High on Saturday. 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Call 850-653-8853 ext. 115 Today to Schedule an Appointment. Special to The Star What better way to wish fall away and usher in spring than to spend the evening at the 6th annual Panhandle Sportsmans Banquet sharing with friends your outdoor adventures of the fall and plannng new ones for the spring. One of the areas most anticipated sportsmens events is soon to occur. The date of the annual Panhandle Sportsmans Banquet has been set for Thursday evening, Feb. 21. Port St. Joe Lions Club members are busy working to make this years event not only one of the biggest and best ever, but another special moment to remember. Attendees will enjoy the historic surroundings of the Port St. Joe Centennial Building while socializing with numerous area sportsmen and friends, and enjoying appetizers of Apalachicola oysters, boiled shrimp and all the trimmings beginning at 5:00 p.m. The beverage bar will also open at that time. At 6:30 p.m. the serious eating begins. Chef Charlie Nortons famous, no-man-left-hungry ribeye steaks will take up a goodly portion of the dinner plate, leaving just enough room for the salad, potato and rolls. Dont forget to save room for Sisters almost equally famous banana pudding. The Centennial Building will remove the threat of inclement weather impacting the evening and provide the backdrop of the historic building, erected in recognition of the signing site of Floridas First Constitution. At 7:30 p.m., its time to let a few notches out of your belt and get ready for the real excitement. Over $20,000 worth of contributions and prizes will be distributed to the guests through live auctions and raf es. A few of the items offered will include over 24 shotguns, hunting ri es and pistols, along with numerous other outdoor products. There will also be items available for women and children. This will mark the third year of the $8,000 cash drawing held during the event. The lucky winner could win up to $8,000 if his ticket is drawn last from the box, but each ticket holder will have a one in 25 chance of at least doubling their money. Tickets for the event are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. They can be purchased at Hannon Insurance and Ramseys Printing and Of ce Products in Port St. Joe and from any Lions Club member. Additional information or ticket purchases can be made by calling 227-1133, 227-7767 or 527-1338. The real winners at this years banquet will be the bene ciaries of the community service projects supported by the Lions Club. Nearly $15,000 was raised at 2011s banquet for community service programs in the panhandle. Sixth annual Sportsmans banquet Feb. 21 FILE PHOTO The Sportsmans Banquet annually draws huge crowds with good food and an array of auction items. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School boys soccer team on Tuesday breezed into the District 1-1A title match with an 8-0 thrashing of Freeport, the host school for the tournament. Port St. Joe will face Franklin County, a 2-1 winner over Rocky Bayou Tuesday, in the championship game on Friday night. The Tiger Sharks, 12-2-1, have swept Franklin County this year; 5-1 at home Nov. 27 and 3-1 at Franklin County Dec. 13. With their wins Tuesday, both teams clinched berths in the regional playoffs next week. Port St. Joe scored early as ninth-grader and rsttime starter Jake Dickinson notched his rst goal of the season, unassisted, three minutes into the game. Marcel Duarte, who notched his sixth hat trick of the season, scored in the 11th minute on an assist from mid elder Drew Lacour. It was Lacours 13th assist of the year, a team high. Jacob Lacour and Kaleb Odum assisted to set up Duarte again in the 13th minute mark and Duarte scored his third-straight goal four minutes later, with Drew Lacour and Daniel Jones assisting. Duarte, a sophomore, has 31 goals on the year shattering the previous single-season record of 19. Jacob Lacour scored his third goal of the year on an assist from Duarte and Jones added his eighth, unassisted, as Port St. Joe took a 7-0 lead into halftime after Javarri Beachum scored in the 26th minute with Jones on the assist. With Coach Gary Hindley liberally substituting in the second half, Drew Lacour converted a penalty kick in the 51st minute to make it 8-0 and ending the game on the mercy rule. Tucker Smith played 52 minutes in goal, faced two shots and made one save. Beachum, took over and logged nine minutes with one save. Beachum shared the shutout with Smith, who got credit for the win, making him 12-2-1 with a goals against average of 1.29. Beachums GAA is 2.162. Port St. Joe outshot Freeport 23-3. PSJ wins semi nal Sports A10 | The Star Thursday, January 24, 2013 Tiger Sharks nding the zone

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Star Staff Report Who doesnt want to feel better? The Gulf County Health and Safety Fair, hosted by the Port St. Joe Rotary Club and the Gulf County Senior Citizens Centers, will provide an exhibition of area health and safety services and a variety of free health screenings at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET today. The single goal of the Health Fair is to foster a healthier and safer Gulf County. The fair will offer free health screenings, such as blood pressure, body mass index, blood oxygen, depression, Medicare basics and more. Organizers said screening results should not be mistaken for a diagnosis. The Gulf County Health Department will raise awareness on healthy eating and living to prevent and manage chronic disease. If somebody doesnt have health insurance, for instance, its a great opportunity for free screenings, said Rotary member Lorinda Gingell. You dont have to be a senior citizen to start having some of these health problems. Gingell said the organization of the health and safety fair directly reflects the Rotary clubs motto, Service above Self. The fair also will feature booths from area law enforcement and the Tourist Development Council. Vendors also will be offering prizes and giveaways at the fair as patrons make their way through a maze of booths from both private and governmental health providers. The St. Joe Bay Humane Society will provide applications for its new free spay/ neuter program. A unique stop will come at the end of the maze at the Bridge at Bay St. Joe booth, where patrons can step into the shoes of a dementia patient through a simulated Virtual Dementia Tour. The Bridge will transform the Centennial Buildings upstairs room into a dementia room where subjects, with their senses skewed, will be asked to perform a series of simple tasks. The results are eye-opening, as participants learned last year. Marsha Lindeman, director of the Gulf County Health Department, said during snowbird season, the health department sees an increase in its patient population. These are fairs where people can come, not only people from Gulf County, but our visitors from the north who may be here for three months or more, Lindeman said. This is a way for us to raise their awareness about the health care services we offer and remind our own citizens about the services. Im really pleased with how were strengthening our health promotion and awareness (in Gulf County). Man paddleboards across Florida to raise awareness By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Justin Riney was searching for a unique way to raise awareness of the natural beauty found in Floridas waterways. He found it in a man who ventured to Florida some 500 years ago. Riney was in Port St. Joe for a few days this week as part of his yearlong quest to paddleboard the states waters, spending the rst six months navigating the entire perimeter of the states coastline before embarking on six months of exploration of the states major interior waterways. Rineys travels, called Expedition Florida 500, coincide with the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leons arrival somewhere on Floridas beaches. We are focused on the conservation aspect and anything we can do to raise that pro le, Riney said. The whole goal of the project is conservation-based. We want to drive home the point how beautiful we have it in Florida and how precious the natural environment in Florida is. Riney embarked on his journey from Pensacola on New Years Day. On Monday, as he arrived in Port St. Joe for three days, he was on Day 21 of a journey he expects to span 365 days. I should be nished with the coastline and be in Jacksonville on July 4, and then I will move inland, Riney said. And though it is true that Riney alone will cover the entire breadth and width of Floridas waterways, he is not alone, and that is part of the allure of the project. Along the way, Riney and fellow paddlers put on events, particularly at schools, trying to plant the seeds as early as we can, Riney said. There are cleanups, such as the one at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe on Monday. The goal is to engage the public along the way and create in them the passion that Riney feels about his native state and its waters. Literally, hundreds of people have joined me along the way, Riney said. Weve had a lot of events, a lot of interaction along the way. Everywhere we go, we do cleanups. One of the unique aspects is we do engage the community to come out. Rineys project sprouted from his roots. A native of Vero Beach, Riney said he grew up an outdoorsman, loving time on the water and in nature. He also was raised by entrepreneurial parents, and that diverse background helped create his own nonpro t as well as Expedition Florida 500. His passion for the water fed his scienti c search, and after studying business at the University of Florida, he cut his teeth in business before returning to his passion for the water. Riney said he was in a unique situation scientists have dif culty with the business end of marine life; those on the business end, creating products from the marine world for example, could not speak expertly to the science. Im wearing both hats, Riney said. I know the science side, and I know the business side. I was something of an intermediary. After spending some time in Centennial TRIVIA If the photographer of this early Port St Joe scene was suddenly transported 100 years into the future, what would he see? Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6 Free Health and Safety Fair today FILE PHOTO The Gulf County Health and Safety Fair, sponsored by the Port St. Joe Rotary Club and the Gulf County Tourism Development Council, offers patrons more than 60 booths and 20 health screenings. TIM CROFT | The Star While in Port St. Joe, Justin Riney, some Boy Scouts and local residents helped cleaned the beaches at Frank Pate Park. Events are integral to Rineys Expedition Florida 500. Conservation made fun COURTESY OF JUSTIN RINEY One perk of Justin Rineys project to paddleboard the states waters: postcard sunsets and sunrises. The mission of the nonpro t is to create, inspire and empower ocean advocates worldwide. I hope, with the years worth of paddling, we can raise a mass amount of awareness so people can learn to respect and appreciate these waterways. We want to make sure these waterways are here 500 years from now. Justin Riney founder, Mother Ocean See CONSERVATION B6 Thursday, January 24, 2013

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OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society SLOAN! Meet Sloan a 35# 1yr Terrier Mix. He walks well on his leash and knows the command of sit with some coaxing. Sloan loves the attention of kids and adults alike. He gets along well with likeminded dogs and even tolerates kitties. This great guy would make a wonderful family pet. He promises to be on his best behavior and love your forever if you give him a home. If you are unable to adopt at this time, perhaps you could foster or make a Donation. All pets adopted from SJBHS will be current on vaccinations and spayed/neutered. Please do not hesitate to email townsend.hsdirector@gmail.com or adoptbaystjoe@gmail.com or call the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at 850-227-1103 and ask for Melody or Debbie! Applications are available at www.sjbhumanesociety.org Remember to like us on Facebook for weekly updates. Our hours for the shelter are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm! Faiths Thrift Hut is always in need of donations also, and all the proceeds go directly to support the animals in our care! Faiths Thrift Hut Has Expanded! We now have more furniture & appliances. The hours for the store are Thursday-Saturday from 10 am-3 pm. Volunteers are always welcome at both our store and our shelter! Our store and shelter location is 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe! Hope to see you all there soon! If you are missing a pet or want to adopt a new pet, please check with your local Humane Society or Shelter. CALL 215-3264 Need a New Primary Care Physician Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 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Those interested in obtaining a ham license or upgrading a present license should contact C.H. Tillis at 648-8251 for information and exam registration. Anyone who would like to become involved in amateur radio and needs information as to what is needed and how to obtain a license should contact the above number. Ham it up; get your license today and become part of amateur radio. American Legion Post 116 regular meeting There will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116 at 4 p.m. ET today at VFW Post 10069, Trout Avenue in Highland View. This will be a meeting to elect a new rst vice commander, general business with discussion of future fundraising events and rehearsal for the upcoming memorial service. Eligibility for membership and bene ts can be found at www.legion.org All eligible veterans are invited to join. For God and country. Fifth annual Chili Cookoff The Fifth Annual St. Joseph Catholic Church Mens Club Chili Cook-off will be from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Church Hall. The nominal ticket fee is $6 for adults, $3 for children age 4 to 12, and free for children 4 and younger. Start off with sampling as many chilies as you wish, vote for your favorite and then go back for a full bowl of your choice. Soft drinks, coffee, tea or water is included, along with dessert and ice cream. A donation bar offering beer and wine also will be available. Tickets are available from any Mens Club member, at The No Name Caf on Reid Avenue, at the Church Hall of ce (2271417) or from Dan Van Treese (227-9837). If you would like to compete (number of contestants limited to nine), or more information on the event or other St. Joseph Catholic Church Mens Club activities, call Van Treese at the above number. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Several lap blankets and quilts given to the Ladies Auxiliary by member Karen Taylor recently were donated to the Clifford C. Sims Veterans Home. Auxiliary Members Linda Deller, left, and Nancy Calendine delivered the items and received a tour of the facility with their husbands, enjoying some great conversations with the veteran residents. Society BRIEFS Birthday LADIES AUXILIARY VFW POST 10069 DONATES TO SIMS HOME Star Staff Report Gulf County Senior Citizens is proud to sponsor along with Wewahitchka Elementary School the 2013 Valentines Day Pageant. The pageant will begin 6 p.m. CT Saturday, Feb. 9 at the WES auditorium. Registration packets are available at all local schools and at the Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Senior Centers and Wewahitchka City Hall. Registration is $20 and the deadline for registration is Friday, Feb. 1. No late registrations will be allowed. The competitions are open to Pre-Kindergarten through 12th-grade girls in Gulf County (public or private) schools. Children younger than school age will not be judged but will receive a trophy. For the 10th through 12th grade division a $500 scholarship will be awarded. Tickets for the event will be sold at the door the night of the pageant. There are six divisions: Baby Valentine Princesses (presentation only); Little Miss Sweetheart, pre-K through rst grade; Little Miss Valentine, grades second and third; Miss Valentine Sweetheart, grades four through six; Miss Teen Queen, seventh through ninth grades; and Miss Gulf County Valentine Queen, 10th through 12th grades. For more information contact Gulf County Senior Citizens at 229-8466. Registration for Valentines Day pageant starts

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The Star| B3 Thursday, January 24, 2013 Star Staff Report Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend is sponsoring a lodging guest service class next month in Port St. Joe. The class will be 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, Feb. 18-22 at the Goodwill Training Center on U.S. Highway 98 in Port St. Joe. Participants will hear from guest speakers in the hotel industry, tour local hotels, learn about careers in the eld of hospitality, study and practice multiple hospitality positions, learn how to provide excellent guest service through curriculum provided by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, create a resume tailored for the hospitality industry, receive a gold-seal referral from the instructor and earn a certicate of completion. If interested in enrolling in the class, contact Employment Specialist Tandra Burns to reserve a seat by calling 229-1273 or emailing psjctc@ goodwillbigbend.co m Class size is limited to folks are encouraged to call or visit online now. 2nd Annual 2nd Annual Pet Wellness Program Dr. Hobson Fulmer | Dr. John Duncan 187 Highway 98 Eastpoint, FL Open Monday Friday 8-6 PM We are a full service Veterinary Clinic offering small animal medicine and surgery: Laser Surgery Low cost spay and neuter Monthly heartworm injections (no need for pills) Dentistry with digital x rays Ophthalmology (including glaucoma screening) Dermatology including allergy testing Nutritional counseling and diets Sonograms for internal organ evaluation and cancer screening Complete laboratory facilities Boarding After hours emergency care Highly trained, compassionate, professional sta FREE VACCINATIONS WITH EACH WELLNESS EXAM CALL 8506708306 FOR A N A PPOINTMENT APALA CH I C OLA B A Y ANIMAL C LINI C YOUR OT H ER FAMIL Y DO C TOR Special to The Star 1st Grade all As: Estevan Angel, Jenna Bareld, Bella Canington, Desirae Causey, Samantha Childers, Mary Margaret Farrell, Dawson Fisher, Shauna Flowers, Tanner Fogle, Brandon Heckenlively, Danica Kelly, Madison Othic, Zhyion Quinn, Elyse Williams. 1st Grade As and Bs: Garrett Acree, Shamyra Beachum, Aiden Black, Cody Combow, Chase Dykes, Wake Giffen, Arlena Gleichner, Owen Grantland, Carson Hendricks, Kylie Ingalls, Makenna Kurnitsky, Lance Larry, Landon Lee, Austin OBryan, Luke Pickels, Alivia Randall, Kaylee Schweikert, Kelsie Tomes, Dakota Tousignant, Chase Vandertulip, Jackson Vaughn, Brookelyn White. 2nd Grade all As: Isa Barwick, Cheon Beachum, Maelynn Butler, Walker Chumney, Skylar Clayton, Kaylin Conn, Kira Conn, Charles Davis, Eli Fidler, Jaydon Gant, Chauntia Gathers, Kaydan Haisten, Celeste Hamm, Chase Lanford, Karys Linton, Dane Mallon, Gabriella Price, Hannah Riley, Shanecia Sims, Saylor Tull, Janasia Walker. 2nd Grade As & Bs: Shinah Addison, Austen Bales, Jacob Bibeault, Cameron Brown, Samuel Brown, Jackson Buckner, Madison Burkett, Zachary Burkett, Emily Butler, Alexis Causey, Donovan Cumbie, Marcus Cumbie, Desirae Dew, Nathan Duong, Ian Finch, Alexandria Fountain, Gunner Grogan, Gavin Haddock, Levi Hanlon, Raelynn Hardy, Alex Harper, Damari Johnson, Prince Jones, Jacob Justice, Trinten Lee, Bladen Levins, Precious Longmire, Cole Moore, Lexi Parrish, Kaiden Pitts, Alexis Price, Cedric Rey, Alyson Sheppard, Ricky Sherrill, Kaydence Thomas, Sayla Wade, Addison Watts, Britt White, Caitlin White, Terry Whitlock, Dane Wright, Lajuan Zaccaro. 3rd Grade all As: Elliana Burkett, Shelby Causey, Halston Fulk, Ava Ryan, Megan Saleh. 3rd Grade As & Bs: Trent Antley, Aiden Bolton, Paloma Burgos-Harris, Santana Causey, Chasity Finch, Ricky Forbes-Rosado, Zoe Gerlach, Madelyn Gortemoller, Laura Beth Hill, Porter Hodges, Emily Lacour, Donovan Miniat, Erica Ramsey, Alexandria Thomason, Sarah Beth Thompson, Lily Wockenfuss. 4th Grade all As: Leanna Baumgardner, Allie Godwin, Tyler Guthrie, Mattison Mills Tyrell Patterson, Jack Randall, Caleb Wright. 4th Grade all As and Bs: Austin Ard, Henry Balogh, Savannah Burkett, Lyndsey Butler, Laci Conley, Parker Cornwell, Jacob Davis, Sarah Fidler, Clay Fox, Hailey Harriman, Corbin Ingalls, Lauren Jenkins, Reese Johnston, Kaylee Jones, Ashlen Kyle, Kevin Lacivita, Lanecia Larry, Bryson Lee, Loren Martin, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Terri Rae Phillips, Philip Riley, Alex Strickland, Hannah Tomlinson, Analisa Treglown, Gabi Wood, Tyler Young 5th Grade all As: Jade Cothran, Sean Farnsley, Colton Jones, Bailey Lake, Malena Ramsey, Sara Whiteld 5th Grade all As & Bs: Brandon Barnes, Adison Burkett, Max Cargill, Cheyenne Cole, Patrick Cullen, Tristan Doran, John Austin Gee, Madi Gingell, Kelvin Grifn, Gregory Julius, Zoey Lumley, Caroline Sapp, Rachel Sherman, Hannah Smith, Aaliyah Strickland, Dawson Wood. 6th Grade all As: Hannah Anderson, Caleb Butts, Josh Butts, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Hannah Graziano, Cole Haddock, Delaney Ingalls, Jacob Kennedy, Ana Lacivita. 6th Grade all As & Bs: Trey Bareld, Joel Bogaert, Trey Bowles, Jarrett Browning, Tyler Cornwell, Devin Crews, Jacob Curcie, Cameron Dorman, Victoria Fountain, Jaden Grantland, Angel Heckenlively, Lexi Holland, Isabella Johnston, Katelyn Jones, J.J. Laine, Erin Sinor, Bryce Thomas, Lauren Tomlinson, Jonnolan Treglown. Join us for a Day at School Special to The Star Calling all parentsFaith Christian School invites you to join your star student for a Day at School. Watch your child embrace the learning process as FCS teachers engage him or her through inspiring lessons and classroom activities. Check in at the ofce and join your child in his or her daily routine. Stay as long (or as little) as you like. Join your child for lessons, lunch and/or recess. Studies have shown that when parents participate in the educational process of their children, the students success rate is much higher. Jan. 28 through Feb. 1 is your chance to make a difference. If you are interested in enrolling your child at Faith Christian School, this is a great time to evaluate your childs prospective classroom, get to know the staff, and tour the campus. Call 229-6707 or talk to your childs teacher if you would like more information. Gator Roundup Special to the Star On Thursday, Jan. 17, WHS Senior Jessica Smith celebrated another milestone in her high school athletic career. At a ceremony in the WHS Commons, Jessica signed a letter of intent to play softball for the College of Central Florida in Ocala. Jessica received a full scholarship to CCF for two years. The following students will represent Wewahitchka High School in the regional science fair at the FSU-PC campus on Jan. 28-29: Shelby Wood, Cordale Green, McKenna Waters, Kara Zucci and Hunter Bailey. Wewahitchka High School will be administering end-ofcourse exams as required by the Department of Education in Tallahassee on the following dates: U.S. HistoryApril 23; BiologyApril 30; Algebra I May 7; and GeometryMay 14. The end-of-course assessments are computer-based tests designed to measure student achievement of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for specic middle and high school level courses. School News Port St. Joe Elementary School second week honor roll from Port St. Joe Elementary School DOLPHIN NEWS The Lions Tale Goodwill to offer class in hospitality SPECIAL TO THE STA R Front Row: Stratton Levins, Ashleigh Causey, Rylan Fortune Back Row: Jonah Davis, MaLena Ramsey, JaNasia Walker, Laura Beth Hill Dazzling Dolphins

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FAITH Page B4 www.starfl.com Finding security in a turbulent world, you have to know where to look. The only place to nd true security, is written in The Book. Many people treat God like a lifeboat, they ignore Him until they need Him. But like a lifeboat when its ignored, when needed He might not save them. God wants us to treat Him like a lifejacket, to wrap-up and buckle ourselves in. This way we can stay a oat in this stormy sea, and be safer, away from sin. Casual religion gives you the illusion of security, you show up maybe three times a year. And probably most of that time, youre wishing you werent there. Some people search for security, through wealth and fame today. Some turn to pleasures, and some just any way. These just nd false security, it matters not where they look. The only place to nd true security is written in The Book. Billy Johnson 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 Dr. Geoffrey Lentz 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 Special to The Star The story of Oskar Schindlers youngest Holocaust survivor will be presented at 7 p.m. CT Monday, Jan. 28, at Lifetree Caf. The program features a Lifetree exclusive: a lm of Leon Leyson, who was 13 years old when Schindler put him to work in his enamelware factory near Krakow, Poland. Because of his short stature, Leyson stood on a wooden box so he could reach the handles on the machinery. In the Lifetree lm, Leyson describes how the Nazis captured his family members, con ned them in the Jewish ghetto area of Krakow and herded them onto trains bound for concentration camps. Suddenly, I lost my most basic rights, Leyson said. I was hungry all the time and frightened all the time. Leyson describes how Schindler pulled him out of a line bound for the death camps. Schindler named him Little Leyson and showed him favor with extra food rations. After the war, Leyson moved to the United States. He remained quiet about his wartime experience until the release of the Oscarwinning Stephen Spielberg lm Schindlers List. Then Leyson gradually began to tell his story. Lifetrees Thom Schultz, who conducted the exclusive interview, said Leyson revealed portions of his story he had not shared before. Leysons story and his colorful characterization of Oskar Schindler provide a riveting peek into a horri c chapter of history, Schultz said. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual coffeehousetype setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net. Special to The Star Seasoned Women anniversary at Victory Temple Victory Temple First Born Holiness Church Seasoned Women Department will celebrate their anniversary at 7:30 p.m. ET Jan. 25-26. There will be a Saturday Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 26. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. Philadelphia Primitive to honor pastor The Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church family will honor their pastor, Elder Jessie Hawkins, on his annual appreciation on Jan. 27 with Victory Temple F.B.C. Church at 11 a.m. and at 4 p.m. with Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church from Gretna. Everyone is invited to share this blessed celebration with Magidson family Dear friends: We would like to express our deepest gratitude for the many acts of kindness shown us after the death of Mel Magidson Sr. The cards, phone calls and food prepared meant more than words can express. Your genuine acts of kindness touched us all. Many thanks, The Magidson Family Thursday, January 24, 2013 Faith BRIEFS Lifetree Caf to feature Schindler survivor This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Card of THANKS FUMC of Port St. Joe welcomes new pastor Star Staff Report First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe welcomes the Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Lentz as its new pastor. Bishop Paul Leeland of the Alabama-West Florida Conference appointed Lentz as pastor on Jan. 1. He moves here from Pensacola, his hometown, with his wife, Elizabeth (Liz), of Tarpon Springs and their two young children. With an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of West Florida, a Masters in Divinity from Duke University and a Doctorate of Ministry from Drew University, he is excited to teach Bible studies and get involved in the local community. Lentz said he is thrilled to share the love of Christ in this beautiful area. The only thing more beautiful than sitting on the parsonage front porch looking out at the bay is standing in the pulpit looking out at such a wonderful congregation, he said. The Book

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, January 24, 2013 $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 e new College of Applied Studies at FSU Panama City was approved by the FSU Board of Trustees in June 2010 and allows the campus to more easily respond to workforce needs in our area. We invite you to support e Campaign for Our Communitys University by helping us build an endowment for tomorrows jobs. Our goal is to establish a $5 million endowment for the College of Applied Studies by 2017, which will allow FSU Panama City to establish student scholarships, implement new degree programs and provide new equipment and technology. To learn how you can support our communitys university, contact Mary Beth Lovingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblovingood@pc.fsu.edu. THE CAMPAIGN FOR OUR COMMUNITYS UNIVERSITY Endowment for Tomorrows Jobs LOST/AB A NDONED PRO P ERTY N OTICE TO ALL I NTERESTED P ERSONS Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took custody of a 180 foot long steel barge displaying number ATM1003B. The vessel was found lost/abandoned on 12/21/2012 FOUND, next to T he White C ity B ridge on state waters in Gulf County. Pursuant to Florida Statute 705, the property will be disposed of unless a claim by the rightful owner or the lien holder is received by 90 D A YS AF TER F O U ND D A TE Send claims in writing to: FWC, Division of Law Enforcement, P.O. Box 32040, Panama City, FL 32407. Attention: Webb, FWC-12-OFF-13897. Competitive Yields on FDIC Insured CDs James L. Emerson (Capt. Jim) of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, after a brief illness. Jim was born Dec. 31, 1955. Jim served in the U.S. Army and was the owner of Emersons Heating and Cooling Inc. of Port St. Joe. Jim was an active member of the American Legion Post 116 and served as the First-Vice Commander for 2012. Jim was also an avid supporter of many American Legion fundraisers for the Covenant Hospice and Friends of the Chester C. Sims Veterans Home. In particular he was the main organizer of the Roctoberfest Music Festival held in Port St Joe the past three years to raise funds for these organizations. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the VFW Post 10069 in Highland View, Fla. All friends and family are invited to attend. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to Covenant Hospice of Panama City, Fla., or Friends of the Chester C. Sims Veterans Home in Calloway, Fla., in Jim Emersons name. Jim will always be remembered as Mr. Roctoberfest for his charitable contributions and will be greatly missed by family and many friends. James L. (Capt. Jim) Emerson Mrs. Betty Ruth Fleming of Port St. Joe went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the age of 79. Betty Ruth was born June 3, 1933, in Shamrock, Fla., to B.W. (Hoss) and Mrytice Wilder (Mema). Betty Ruth, Grandma to many, was an active member of First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe, Fla., a homemaker like no other. She was very involved in the life of her husband, three children, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Fleming is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Wilder Sr., and brother, Jimmy Wilder. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Bill Fleming of Port St. Joe, Fla.; daughters: Jan Nobles and husband, Teedy, of Port St. Joe, and Ruth Mathews and husband, Tad, of Palmetto, Fla.; a son, Jay Fleming and wife, Diane, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; brother, Walter Wilder; sisters, Louis Parker and husband, Tom, Irene Ramsey and Patsy Hidalgo; sister-in-law, Donna Lee and husband, Bobby, Jadine Ellis and husband, Cliff, and Susan Wilder; brother-in-law Dewey Fleming and, wife Jo; grandchildren: Bobby Nobles and wife, Kim, and Missy Ramsey and husband, Eric, of Port St. Joe, Fla.; Sunny Mathews of Orlando, Fla., Matt Mathews and wife, Megan, and Micah and wife, Stephanie, of Palmetto, Fla., Andrew Fleming and wife, Trena, Amanda Fleming and Alex Fleming of Murfeesboro; great-grandchildren Katie, Austin Rainey Nobles and Erica Ramsey of Port St. Joe, and Lee, Mattison, Maddox, Maybrie and Easton Mathews of Palmetto, Fla. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. ET Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe with the Rev. Howard Browning, the Rev. Buddy Caswell and the Rev. Tad Mathews of ciating. Interment followed at Holly Hill Cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour before the service. The pallbearers are the grandsons. Honorable pallbearers are the deacons of First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe, Fla. Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily. com Southerland Family Funeral Home 100 E. 19th St. Panama City, FL 32405 Betty Ruth Fleming Randall K. Holmes Jr., 41, of San Diego, Calif., passed away in his home on Oct. 24, 2012. He was born at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss., and had lived in various places in the United States, as his father was in the Air Force. He graduated from Bay High School, Panama City, in 1990. He subsequently moved to San Diego, where he later received his college degree. He worked as the San Diego manager of a large security company. He was preceded in death by his father, Randall (Randy) Holmes Sr.; his paternal grandparents, Troy and Willie Glen Holmes of Wewahitchka; and his maternal grandparents, Athan and Estelle Chason of Wewahitchka. Survivors include his mother, Brenda Chason Holmes of Wauchula, Fla., and sister, Heather Holmes of Savannah, Ga. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Jehu Cemetery in Wewahitchka. His ashes will be buried next to his father. Comforter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Randall K. Holmes Sept. 12, 1971 Oct. 24, 2012 Mr. John E. Ray of Port St. Joe passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Port St. Joe and served in the Army during Viet Nam, where he was awarded received a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. After his discharge from the service, he worked for St. Joe Telephone & Telegraph and later Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative. John was a member of St. James Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife, Maggie Ray, of Port St. Joe; two sons, John JJ Ray and wife, Shannan, and Travis Ray; two grandchildren, Arabella and Evelyn Ray, all of Port St. Joe; sisters and brothers, Ellen Kyser, Zola Taylor, Minneola Duray, Albert Ray, Vivian Thompson, Richard Ray, Lola Mondy and Don Ray; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Those who wish may make donations to St. James Episcopal Church, 800 22nd St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 in Johns memory. A memorial services was held at 11 a.m. ET Saturday, Jan. 18, 2013, at St. James Episcopal Church. There was visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church before the service. John E. Ray Joseph Coy Tucker, 68, of Wewahitchka, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Blountstown. He was a lifelong resident of this area and worked as a carpenter. Survivors include his daughter, Ladonna Whit eld and husband, Mike, Joe Tucker and Chris Batson; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brother and sisters, Freddie Tucker, Mariea Whit eld and husband, John, and Cora Adkison; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family extends a special acknowledgment to his family at River Valley Rehabilitation Center. Graveside funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. CT Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Cypress Creek Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Dallas Presley. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Joseph Coy Tucker Willie Byron Humphrey, age 59, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at his home in Palm Harbor, Fla. Born in Port St. Joe, Fla., on June 11, 1953, to the late Bill and Norma Humphrey, formerly of Port St. Joe, Fla., Byron had a spark for life and never met a stranger. He was retired and had enjoyed shing and photography. He was a graduate of Port St. Joe High School, class of 1971, and a USAF retired Veteran. Left behind to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Erin Hannigan Humphrey; sons Joseph Humphrey (Indiana), Patrick Humphrey (Palm Harbor) and Shawn Brining (Ohio); four grandchildren, Adaline, Zachary, Jessica and Dylan; brother Allen Humphrey (deceased); and sister Sheila Humphrey Pickett and her husband, Ricky (Georgia). He leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. ET Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe, Fla. Willie Byron Humphrey WILLIE BYRON HUMPHREY Obituaries FIND IT ONLINE View obituaries and leave a message in the guest book at www.star .com

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, January 24, 2013 Trades & Services GET YOUR AD IN 227-7847 T ODAY! C A LL G ET YOUR AD IN C A LL TODAY 227-7847 229-1324 PROFESSIONAL F LOOR CARE, I N C R esidential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning S erving the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning R Vs Cars Trucks Vans 24 Hour E mergency Water E xtraction J.J.s Tree Service, LLC Stump Grinder Licensed & Insured Call John : (850) 899-8432 bobgilbert54@gmail.com GET YOUR AD IN! 227-7847 C A LL T ODAY! Enter Now To win $500! 2nd Annual 2nd Annual 2084409 : _______________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ________________________________________ ____________________________________________ __________________ __________ ____ February 5 TH 2013 Register at any St. George Island vacation rental company. For more information, contact Sometimes its Hotter at (850)927-5039 or visit www.sgisnowbirds.com Rafe Run Education Center State Park Nature Walk Lighthouse Climb Lighthouse Museum Info Sessions Happy Hour & Dinner Bingo Trivia ANSWER Hungry Howies on Highway 98 the Bahamas, his love of the water once again became his mistress. He moved back to Vero Beach, sold his belonging and, as he put it, jumped off the cliff and established his nonpro t Mother Ocean. The mission of the nonpro t is to create, inspire and empower ocean advocates worldwide, Riney said. I hope, with the years worth of paddling, we can raise a mass amount of awareness so people can learn to respect and appreciate these waterways. We want to make sure these waterways are here 500 years from now. Riney, though, said he is one among many. A greater goal is to use the latest technology and social media to create a network of ocean advocates around the globe, both engaging a younger generation and broadening awareness. In bringing awareness to his nonpro t and its goal, Expedition Florida 500 was a perfect t. Rineys project is a signature project for the celebration sponsored by the Florida Department of State, and it also receives logistical support from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. What an amazing platform this is to raise awareness about the waters of Florida and to raise awareness of my (nonpro t), Riney said. Panama City Beach resident Gabriel Gray, owner of Walkin on Water Paddle Boards, joined Rineys conservation movement last year, accompanying him on a number of conservation paddles throughout the state to prepare for the upcoming expedition. Riney completed six conservation paddles to train and raise awareness for the cause, through the St. Johns River, Apalachicola River, Kissimmee River, Indian River Lagoon, Everglades and Florida Keys. They learned the environment and worked out the kinks for the project ahead of time. The two unique elements of the project are one this is happening in real time, Riney said, noting daily postings to the Expedition Florida 500 Facebook page. It is tangible; people can connect to it. The second, we really want people to come out and paddle with us. We welcome paddlers of all shapes and sizes. They can see our passion, feel the passion and take that passion home with them. My goal is to engage as many people as possible. COURTESY OF JUSTIN RINEY Justin Riney paddleboards his way through Bay County. We want to drive home the point how beautiful we have it in Florida and how precious the natural environment in Florida is. Justin Riney founder, Mother Ocean CONSERVATION from page B1

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, January 24, 2013 The Star | B7 89830S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 232010CA000425XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD A. ANDERSON, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated January 3rd, 2013, and entered in Case No. 232010CA000425XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and RICHARD A. ANDERSON; DEBRA K. ANDERSON; WETAPPO PRESERVE OWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTERST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Gulf County, Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port Saint Joe, Florida 32457 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. ET on the 7th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 18, WETAPPO SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 36-42 IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 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 at Port Saint Joe, Florida, on January 4th, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk, Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO Box 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Phone: (954)564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.c om Jan 17, 24, 2013 89832S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 232011CA00283XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. AAA PROPERTIES, LLC.; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated January 3rd, 2013, and entered in Case No. 232011CA00283XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and AAA PROPERTIES, LLC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Gulf County, Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port Saint Joe, Florida 32457 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. ET on the 7th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 34 OF VILLA DEL SOL, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE(S) 44-45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 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 at Port Saint Joe, Florida, on January 4th, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk, Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO Box 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Phone: (954)564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.c om Jan 17, 24, 2013 89834S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 232010CA000095XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MUBEEN DARJI, RAFIQ DARJI, MARNIE’S ISLAND PRESERVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1 UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated January 3rd, 2013, and entered in Case No. 232010CA000095XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and MUBEEN DARJI, RAFIQ DARJI, MARNIE’S ISLAND PRESERVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1 UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Gulf County, Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port Saint Joe, Florida 32457 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. ET on the 7th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT ONE (1), BLOCK A, MARNIE ISLAND PRESERVE, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 22 & 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 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 at Port Saint Joe, Florida, on January 4th, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk, Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO Box 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Phone: (954)564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.c om Jan 17, 24, 2013 91803S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000429 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. ARION J. WARD; DEBBIE Y. WARD; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed December 14, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000429 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Front Lobby, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 7th day of February, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: All that certain parcel of land situate in the County of Gulf and State of Florida, being known and designated as Lot 19, and Lot 21, Block 1020, Unit 3, of the Millview Addition to the City of Port St. Joe, Florida according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 53 of the public records of Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Attorney for Plaintiff: Charles P Gufford, Esq. FL Bar No. 0604615 McCalla Raymer, LLC 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660 Orlando, FL 32801 Ph: (407) 974-1850 Fax: (321) 248-0420 Email: MRService@ mccallaraymer.com January 24, 31, 2013 89896S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 12-01PR IN RE: ESTATE OF AGNES HANSEN PARKER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Agnes Hansen Parker, deceased, whose date of death was July 8, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 17, 2013. Personal Representative: Clifton Osborne 273 Settler’s Ridge Rd. Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Mel C. Magidson, Jr. Attorney for Clifton Osborne FL Bar No: 261629 528 6th St. P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 227 7800 Fax: (850) 227 7878 E-Mail: mmagidson @gtcom.net January 17, 24, 2013 91811S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, will on February 7, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statues, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real property situated in Gulf County, Florida: REAL PROPERTY PARCEL A1 COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER C-30A WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF HALL STREET AS PER THE RECORDED PLAT OF MONEY BAYOU SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 28 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 107.14 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID LINE AND SAID RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 39.25 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 01 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST 141.99 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST 117.79 FEET TO a ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 44.72 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THEN NORTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 265.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.25 ACRES MORE OR LESS. AND ALSO PARCEL A2 COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER C-30A WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF HALL STREET AS PER THE RECORDED PLAT OF MONEY BAYOU SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 28 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY AS FOLLOWS SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 107.14 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 39.25 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 10.06 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 50.71 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST 135.31 TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 27 SECONDS WEST 52.26 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST 140.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.16 ACRES MORE OR LESS. TOGETHER WITH A 5 FOOT WIDE PEDESTRIAN EASEMENT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBES AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER C-30A WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF HALL STREET AS PER THE RECORDED PLAT OF MONEY BAYOU SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 28 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ALONG SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 107.14 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST 265.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST 5.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST 398.49 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATERLINE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID WATERLINE NORTH 87 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST 5.00 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID WATERLINE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 398.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Personal Property Together with all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, all water and riparian rights, ditches, and water stock and all existing and future improvements, structures, fixtures, and replacements that may now, or all any time in the future, be part of the real estate described above (all referred to as “Property). pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and Order on Report and Recommendation on Motion for Summary Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MELISSA BURGESS WALDEN; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; and STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; and any unknown heirs of PHILIP M. WALDEN, JR. or, any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of PHILIP M. WALDEN, JR, deceased, Defendants. and the docket number of which is 2012-CA000106. 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 with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. In accordance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the undersigned not later than seven days prior to the proceeding to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 7th day of January, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk January 17, 24, 2013 91825S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00476 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES, 2006-4 Plaintiff, vs. ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SARA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 7th day of January, 2013, and entered in Case No. 08-00476, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4 is the Plaintiff and ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SARA M. ANTLEY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 7th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 10, AND 12, BLOCK 56, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 9th day of January, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 800-441-2439 January 17, 24, 2013 91929S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 12-49-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF ROY ALLEN HOLYFIELD Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of ROY ALLEN HOLYFIELD, deceased, whose date of death was July 30, 91877S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-202CA FLINT RIVER NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE P. HAMM; and SURFSIDE ESTATE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure after Default dated January 7, 2013, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00 a.m., EST, on March 7, 2013, the following described property: Lot 18, Surfside Estates II, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 46 and 47, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: January 10, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Courts By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk January 17, 24, 2013 91905S PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given The Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a meeting on January 24, 2013. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time at the City Hall, Commission Meeting Room, 9 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Amy Paulk at (850) 415-1040 or apaulk@gc-inc.com. January 24, 2013

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All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 24, 2013. Personal Representative: Maureen Holyfield 2815 CR 381 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 January 24, 31, 2013 91989S PUBLIC NOTICE The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency is seeking proposals from qualified companies to manufacture 75 vinyl banners using ownerprovided art. Sealed bids must be received, hard copy only, by 1 PM on Friday, February 8, 2013. Bids may be mailed or delivered in person to Gail Alsobrook, Executive Director, Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency, 150 Captain Fred’s Place Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The complete RFP and bid form are available at www.psjra.com. 850-229-6899. January 24, 2013 92021S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE NOTICE OF SOLICITATION REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) for Professional-Quality Film Documentary of the Rescue and Relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse RFQ 2013-01 Notice is hereby given that the City of Port St. Joe, FL is seeking Proposals of Qualification for qualified entities to produce a professionalquality video documentary of the rescue and relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Experience in all phases of motion picture production, television and/or movies is preferred. Submissions should include the following: 1. Resume 2. Membership in Professional Organizations 3. Description of Approach: Up to two pages describing the typical approach to projects similar to this one. 4. Team Expertise: Brief description of general qualifications, the multi-disciplinary nature of the team assembled for this project, specific evidence of relevant experience, and a listing of key personnel that would be available to work on this project. 5. Work Sample: Provide a sample reel. RFQ details are on file at the Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, and on the City’s website at www. cityofportstjoe.com. Proposals of Qualification will be evaluated by the Port St Joe City Manager and the City Commission. The City retains the right to reject any or all proposals. Please submit Three (3) copies to: Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk The City of Port St. Joe P.O. Box 278 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 All Submissions must be clearly marked Film Documentary of the Rescue and Relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse City Auditor/ Clerk at City Hall by 3:00 pm EST on Friday, February 8, 2013. January 24, 31, 2013 92019S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2013-01 The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified and properly licensed company or corporation interested in providing construction services for the following project: US-98 LANDSCAPING -North Port St. Joe Gateway Project is located in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida and consists of NEW LANDSCAPING AND IRRIGATION on US-98. Bids will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on Friday, February 8, 2013. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, February 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidder’s name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for US-98 Landscaping -North Port St. Joe Gateway. The complete Bid So*Adopt*:Doting dad, stay at home mom (&puppies) excited to give your baby everything! *Expenses Paid* *Bob & Maria* FKBar42311 1800-522-0045 Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepet sitting.com Found: Small dog in Kinard Area Please contact 850-227-4321 to identify and claim. licitation, Plans and Specifications can be downloaded from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment website at www.PSJRA.com. January 24, 31, 2013



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By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com In late July 2011 Bob Pellito made the trip for the DAWGS in Prison graduation No. 14 in search of a lifesaver. He found one. A resident of Spring Hill near Tampa, Pellito was one of two diabetics that day the other from Sarasota who sought out DAWGS in Prison for a Diabetic Alert Dog, or DAD. Pellito happened upon the DAWGS (Developing Adoptable Dogs with Good Sociability) in Prison program after making what he estimated to be at least 40 inquiries about potential service dogs, his contacts coming up empty again and again for varying reasons. Cost was one factor, but there was another side of the leash for Pellito. We were looking to hopefully nd a shelter dog, he said. And ultimately those seemingly endless days on the Internet prooved successful when he stumbled upon the DAWGS in Prison program at Gulf Forestry Camp. I found this program after an intensive online search, Pellito said. I was looking for a dog that had some training. I thought if the dog was somewhat trained, it would be easier to train to be a DAD. Ive been unstable lately. I have been having problems with my blood sugar dropping. Pellito identi ed a lab/hound mix named Sean as his choice, though he soon was making a rather unique request could he change the dogs name to Dante. That request addressed, Dante graduated with his class July 2011. Pellito believed he had found the perfect choice as Labradors and hound dogs make the best DAD due to their acute sense of smell. All alert dogs will smell, sense, that the body chemistry has changed and alert me to test my blood sugar or eat something, Pellito said. I was looking for a lab for both their excellent sense of smell but also for their loyalty.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf County Board of Commissioners should consider changes to its agenda for more transparency and accountability, Commissioner Joanna Bryan reiterated during Tuesdays regular meeting. Bryan had just returned from commissioner training in Central Florida and said her polling of other commissioners around the state found that counties use far more detailed and explanatory agendas than currently used by the BOCC. Bryan, in her rst term, ran with the lack of clarity on county agendas as part of her platform, was renewing a call she made last month to put a stop to the lack of information contained on county agendas. I could not locate a county that used a minimal agenda like we do, Bryan said. They also testi ed that they do not vote on items not on the agenda. As Bryan noted during an earlier meeting, the BOCC regularly debates and votes on issues that do not appear on the agenda released in advance of the meeting. The most recent example of an important issue receiving no advance notice was the BOCC decision to move the Gulf County Economic Development Council under the countys umbrella. If we are spending taxpayer money and learning something (from these training exercises that all commissioners undergo), we should address this, Bryan said. It is for the good of the public and the public should know what we are doing. Bryan added that many constituents had contacted her on the issue, hoping that a change in how the agenda was handled would be taken on by the BOCC. She said she had also talked with county staff which, she said, seemed to support the effort. Bryan noted that providing a clear agenda of topics to be taken up would help, at minimum, with the keeping of minutes. Bryan also noted that in some counties when county staff is bringing an issue to the commission, a recommended motion is included, also increasing transparency for BOCC considers revisions to agenda 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, JANUARY 24, 2013Subscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! 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The consortium, in addition to electing of cers, discussed potential governor appointments. The consortium met Friday in St. Petersburg and voted Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson as chairman, Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Latvala as vice chairwoman and Yeager as secretary/treasurer. The consortium, which is working to develop a plan for spending RESTORE Act money, includes 22 of Floridas 23 counties affected by the BP oil spill. Collier County has joined the consortium, leaving Franklin County as the only holdout of the 23 affected coastal counties. Bay Countys consortium representative Commissioner Mike Thomas has said he expects the county will get $3050 million. Yeager has pegged Gulf Countys potential funding at $15-$20 million. Yeager added that with the settlement with Transocean on nes in the case, Gulf County could realize an initial payment of $2.8 million in the next 60-90 days.Star Staff ReportThe Gulf County Health Department has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Of cials (NACCHO) for its ability to respond to public health emergencies. NACCHO, the voice of the 2,800 local health departments across the country, provides resources to help local health department leaders develop public health policies and programs to ensure that communities have access to vital programs and services that people need to keep them protected from disease and disaster. The Gulf County Health Department met the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PPHR is a criteriabased public health preparedness program that assesses local health department capacity to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. The Gulf County Health Department joins a cohort of nearly 300 local health departments across the country that have been distinguished for their agencies preparedness efforts through PPHR. We are proud to have been recognized by Project Public Health Ready for our high level of preparedness, said Marsha Lindeman, Administrator of the Gulf County Health Department and Interim Administrator of the Franklin County Health Department. Yeager elected to states Gulf Consortium See BOCC A7 See HEALTH A7The consortium, which is working to develop a plan for spending RESTORE Act money, includes 22 of Floridas 23 counties affected by the BP oil spill. See CONSORTIUM A7Graduate from DAWGS in Prison saves owners life PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STARBob Pellitos Diabetic Alert Dog Dante saved his life by alerting Pellitos wife to a dangerously low blood sugar count. Left: Mandy arrived at the Humane Society an abused and neglected dog, hanging to life. She is now being prepped for her permanent home.Becoming betterSee DAWGS A6 Health Department earns national kudos

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, January 24, 2013Star staff reportThe Florida Department of Health in Gulf County would like to welcome their newest member of the Wewahitchka Den tal Team, Dr. Danielle D. Grimes, D.D.S. Grimes is a doctor of dental surgery graduate of the Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tenn., and an undergraduate of the Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. She brings experience working in community health centers to provide oral health care services to underserved populations. Grimes said she looks forward to developing a strong partnership with your family and strives to deliver a pleasant and positive dental experience. To schedule an appointment, call 639-4414. Wewahitchka Dental Clinic, 807 W. Highway 22, Wewahitchka, is open 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST Monday through Thursday.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com VFW Post 10069 is far more than a place for veterans to gather and share their experiences. During the past year, the VFW Post has invested tens of thousands of dollars into the community, providing funding for a host of projects from Semper Fi Sisters to the Gene Rafeld Football League. Commander Rick Armstrong this week released the community donations made by members of the Post since August 2011 and continuing through the end of 2012. This information is to let the community know that their local VFW is here, Armstrong said. From August to December 2011, the VFW Post made the following contributions: Wewahitchka VFW Post, $1,000; American Legion Legacy Run, $500; Covenant Hospice, $5,000; Semper Fi Sisters, $1,500; Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce Halloween, $500; Gene Rafeld Football, $500; Relay for Life, $100; Camp Gordon Johnston Golf Tournament, $500; Octoberfest, $500; People Helping People, $500; street lights for VFW home for children, $225; The Bridge, Christmas gifts, $100; Randy Weston Family, burial, $500; Gulf County Sheriffs Boys Ranch, $800. This list is just a monetary amount, Armstrong said. The VFW does a lot more behind the scenes. During the past year, Post 10069 has donated to the following causes and organizations: American Cancer Society, $100; Port St. Joe High School, sign, $100; Fort McCoy Veterans Retirement Home, $720; Gulf County Sheriffs Boys Ranch, $100; St. Joseph Humane Society, $550; Wounded Warriors, $3,000; David Kelly, Veterans Service School, $500; Port St. Joe High School, Odyssey of the Mind, $1,000; a local WWII vets wife, new oor, $300; American Legion Legacy Run, $950; Gulf County Sheriff, Florida Sheriff Explorers Association, $1,000; Covenant Hospice, $500; Briann Sigman, educational trip to Greece, $800; Dixie Youth for state tournament trip, $1,000; Port St. Joe High School, opening day T-shirts, $1,000; Gulf County veterans wife, pay for gas and electric, $421.62; People Helping People, $200; Port St. Joe High School, banners, $150; Semper Fi Sisters, $1,000; Shriners Circus, $140; Wewahitchka girls softball team for travel to South Carolina, $1,200; Camp Gordon Johnston Golf Tournament, $500; Octoberfest to benet Clifford C. Sims Veterans Home, $500; cooked and donated food for Semper Fi Sisters, $200; Toys for Tots, $150; Fort McCoy Veterans Retirement Home, $500; Tillary family, burial expense, $500; Pensacola USO, $100; Oak Grove Community Church for Christmas dinners, $500; Port St. Joe Boys Scouts, $500; Buck Watford, returning from combat dinner, $125; Port St. Joe High School NJROTC, $500 each quarter; Sims Veterans Nursing Home, $500 each quarter. In addition, we assist veterans that need help to receive benets they are due, Armstrong said. We conduct Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies, place ags on veterans graves. We also hold Bingo at 5:30 p.m. each Monday and the public is welcome. Our Ladies Auxiliary donates and assists different organizations and families in need, especially at the holidays. All veterans and families are urged to visit the VFW Post, which is at 1774 Trout Ave. in Highland View. The phone number is 229-6826, If you are a veteran and have or had a family in the military, please stop in and see if you qualify for one of the programs that entitles you to use the Post, Armstrong added. Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp NEW LOCATION:dbutler@coastalcoverage.com VFW Post gives back to communityNew dentist joins health department in Wewahitchka During the past year, the VFW Post has invested tens of thousands of dollars into the community. Special election books to closeBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com County voters should ensure their registration information is correct as a special levy election for Gulf District Schools approaches. The special election, for which voters will be asked one question, whether they support a four-year renewal of a additional mil operating levy for the public schools, will take place March 5. This special election will not be by mail, which proved almost twice the cost of holding the election on a signal day, which the Board of County Commissioners approved earlier this month. The registration book closing for the special election is 5 p.m. ET Feb. 4. All voter registration should be correct by that day, said Supervisor of Elections John Hanlon, who also emphasized that accuracy was particularly important with no early voting, which is not required for this special election. Hanlon said correct voter registration is essential at precincts to keep lines moving in an orderly fashion. As always, he added, voters must show their photo identication and a signature card at the polls. The last day to request voting by absentee ballot is 5 p.m. ET Feb. 27. Those who have requested absentee during this years primary and general election should be ne, Hanlon said, but he encouraged any voter with any question to call his ofce at 229-6117. Relay for Life to host recruitment meetingStar staff reportRelay for Life is looking for individuals and teams in Wewahitchka to participate in this years Relay for Life in April. A team recruitment meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. CT Monday at the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church of Wewahitchka. All those interested in participating in this years fun-lled event to support cancer research and the ght against cancer is encouraged to attend. THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIn N D Us S On N FACEBOOK@PSJ_StarFOll LL Ow W Us S On N TWI I TTE E R

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, January 24, 2013 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com The time has arrived for pounds of shrimp to be peeled, oysters to be shucked and rice and roux to be cooked during Mexico Beachs annual Gumbo Cook-Off. Those who attend can choose to participate, sample the gumbos or experience both. The cook-off will take place Feb. 16. Kimberly Shoaf of the Mexico Beach Community Development Council encourages everyone to Come on out for this fun and lling event, and enjoy loads of gumbo and Brunswick stew on The Unforgettable Coast. Visitors really enjoy coming out not only to sample the many different varieties of gumbo, but also to take in the fun-lled atmosphere, Shoaf said. The 15th annual Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off will be at Sunset Park next to El Governor Motel, with the festivities kicking off at 10 a.m. CST and lasting until all the gumbo and stew runs out. In the spirit of Mardi Gras, the event also will feature live music and free beads for attendees. With a limit of 30 chefs competing for the title of Gumbo King, this event is perfect for anyone wanting to indulge in blue-ribbon cuisine. Those competing may set up 7:30-8:45 a.m. Judging will begin at 9 a.m. and you must have your item(s) hot and ready to go. This is one cookoff that is sure to spark the Mardi Gras spirit. Cooking teams are made up of both men and women, young and old, from such states as Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. The winners are broken down into three categories: Gumbo Amateur Division, Gumbo Restaurant Division, and Brunswick Stew Division, with prizes for rst-, secondand third-place ranging from $75 to $200. Panels of food connoisseurs judge the three categories, with a different set of judges for each. Being able to witness the friendly competition and team spirit really make this a fun event to attend, Shoaf said. No team is without some sort of Mardi Gras decor and the more extravagant, the better. Entry to the event is free and tickets for sampling gumbos and stews will be available for purchase. There will be a charge of $1 per ticket where one ticket covers the cost of a taste cup of gumbo/Brunswick stew, four tickets will buy a small (six-ounce) cup, and eight tickets will purchase a large (12-ounce) cup. Concession items also available for purchase at the event are beer, wine, bottled water, soda, BBQ sandwiches, sausage dogs, hot dogs and desserts. All proceeds raised at this event will benet the Special Events for Mexico Beachs Best Blast on the Beach July 4th reworks show. To locate the application to enter the cook-off, or for more information, please visit Mexico-Beach.com and click on the Gumbo Cook-Off in the Calendar of Events under the News & Events tab. Entry forms are due no later than Feb. 8.Dentist offers heart-felt serviceStar staff reportDr. Frank D. May of Port St. Joe has a unique Valentines Day present for the needy of this area. For the past 12 years, May has provided free dental treatment for Valentines Day at his ofce. This year, his ofce will schedule appointments with those in need of treatment Feb. 13. To schedule an appointment, send or deliver a letter to Mays ofce with a brief description of your dental needs and the situation that makes you a good candidate for this benet. Send the letter to Mays ofce at 319 Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Please no phone calls. Be sure to include your telephone number. May will see 20 patients in need of dental treatment, and the hygienists Anealia Bush and Linda Wright will see eight to 10 patients each who wish to have their teeth cleaned. The ofce hopes to serve as many as 40 patients. Patients must be at least 12 years of age, and accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 18. Treatments provided will include cleaning, x-rays, llings, extractions, diagnostics and pain control. May said he and his staff participate in Dentist With a Heart because they wish to impact people who otherwise could not afford to see a dentist, and help those people save their teeth, as well as relieve them of any discomfort they may be having. Our ofce cares about this community and would like to give those in need of our services, their smiles back! FILE PHOTOThe annual Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off is a mix of good food and music with a touch of Mardi Gras.Mexico Beach readies for 15th annual Gumbo Cook-Off

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Circulation:1-800-345-8688 OPINION www.starfl.com ASectionLet me give you the inside dope on Lance Armstrong. He rode a bicycle six hours a day for years and years.. practicing!!! Im not one to criticize, condemn or point ngers. But folks, I dont care about Olympics, touring up and down some hills in France or a hundred yellow shirts! Six hours a day and youre not going anywhere seems a bit extreme to me. Youd have to be taking something to fall for the old lets take a few practice laps around Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston. David Mark and I each got a brand new Western Flyer one Christmas and you bet we did a little practicing. We drove to the mailbox and back to make sure we wouldnt fall off and then we made a beeline down to Terry Kennons house to show off our new rides! We wanted those bikes above everything else. Wed cut out pictures of Flyers from the Sears and Roebuck Catalogue and accidently let them fall on the kitchen table. It was the only thing I listed in my letter to Santa. I prayed for a bike in spite of Moms teachings against beseeching God with sel sh request. It never entered our minds to practice riding a bicycle. We werent riding to build up leg muscles, enlarge our breathing capacity or sculpt our waistline. Shoot, we lived out at the end of the road. We surmised early in life that the purpose of any bicycle was to get you from point A to point B as judiciously as possible. You cannot imagine the freedom built into that Western Flyer! The thirty minute walk to Carters Log Cabin Store for a cold NuGrape Soda could be wheeled out in a few minutes. It was the same going to the Saturday afternoon matinee at the Park Theatre; or hustling out to Juniors J & J to pick up a loaf of bread for Mom. The biggest gain might have been the baseball games. We could get to them quicker. And stay later. We would measure off the sundown curfew and play until the last possible secondand hop on our bikes and pedal like madmen for the house! That iconic picture of the kid on his bike with a baseball glove hung on the handle bars and a bat slung causally over one shoulder wasnt some kind of Norman Rockwell painting for us. Wed build ramps out of barnyard lumber and attempt to jump that big ditch behind George Sextonss house. We took clothespins and clamped baseball cards on the fender guard so the spinning spokes would sound like a motor rocketing us toward town. We learned to pedal with no hands. We could get going pretty fast and step up on the seat with one foot and wave at Mary Hadley or Cynthia Wheat. There is a lot more to riding a bike than a yellow shirt at the end of the day. I certainly dont want to sell Lance Armstrong short here. Maybe the six hours a day practices were his ride to town. His baseball game! He certainly pedaled into fame and fortune that was way beyond anything we could have imagined or accomplished with our Western Flyers. We did race some. You couldnt have a bicycle in McKenzie, Tennessee, in those days without testing it out from time to time. Dave and I would start at the top of the hill in front of Paul David Campbells house and race the half of mile or so to where the blacktop ended as Stonewall Street turned into Moore Avenue. I was older and stronger. He was lighter and had the faster bike. The playing eld was pretty equal for us. Joe and Richard Gooch would wheel out from their driveway and it would be a four man dash to the nish! There were, of course, no prizes for winning, unless you count the thrill of victory. We would not have accepted a yellow shirt back then even if they were handing them out. We would however, if we got the chance, cheat to win. I have let a little air out of Davids back tire on occasion. I have leaned in on Richard a few times to throw his stride off. John Ingram beat me most every time we hooked up between his house and the railroad tracks up beside the City Caf. I didnt nd out till we were seniors that he would tank up on a couple of Root Beers before the race to add a little sugar high to his metabolism. No wonder I would race off to the lead only to have him y past me as I engineered the last small incline as the tracks appeared in sight! It would be hypocritical of me to jump on the lets get Lance Armstrong bandwagon. I dont know the man. I cant imagine the pressure of racing for real money. Or having to impress sponsors every time out! Or ghting for endorsements to keep the riding hopes alive. Id say stripping him of his titles is a pretty erce punishment in its own right. Bobby Bonds, Mark McGwire and Roger Clemens are feeling some of the same pains in another sport. I hope were not heading toward a mandatory point where all your sins must be aired on CNN or Sportscenter. This could get a little more serious than just some idle sports mucky-t muck. I dont want anyone showing up with a microphone and a camera asking me or Bobby Brewer who painted a certain girls name across the water tower in 1964 or stopped up the main city drain behind Broadway Street.isnt there a stature of limitations.. Respectfully, Kes We aint talking JACK Armstrong here!As an observer who has watched the effort to save the Cape San Blas Lighthouse play out over the past decade not the past few months as some would assert the recent wrangling has an echo of humor. For much of the past decade the city of Port St. Joe and the Board of County Commissioners paid scant attention to the lighthouse and grounds. The folks at the St. Joseph Historical Society put the shoulder to the wheel and did all the heavy lifting to restore a keepers quarters and the lighthouse and create a tour and gift shop. That is their hard work; there is little other credit, at least locally, to spread around despite efforts otherwise. But the effort to save the lighthouse has created just another rub between the city and county and no matter the efforts of citizens to disengage from that concept, the reality is there is little respect lost between the BOCC and city commissioners. The BOCC has pretty much dictated that, as occured Tuesday when BOCC meeting time was again wasted on axe-grinding having nothing to do with county business, with a racial tinge for effect. Some clari cations are required, however. The city is not stealing the lighthouse the ocean is. If nobody locally lifts a nger the grounds will be under water within a year or two, at most. The application process for taking possession of the lighthouse may be, like so much of government, deeply awed, but it is what it is, the process. The process has produced a decision. It was stated by the BOCC that it would live with that decision. Apparently with ngers crossed There is no clarity on what the potential costs of moving the lighthouse could be and therefore a comparison between countyproposed Salinas Park and cityproposed BayFront Park, a new creation, are moot, despite common sense that Salinas would be cheaper. Until the process gets down to quali cations and specs on the job, until there is a certi ed quote and not guess work or an estimate, the exact cost is an unknown. And, bluntly, neither city nor county can afford to pull off the move on the backs of taxpayers, if pleas of poverty the last few years are to have credibility. There is also the simple truth that there are compelling arguments on both sides of the equation for where the lighthouse should be relocated with passionate people providing those arguments. At the most fundamental this is a debate about the economy, about creating a revenue stream and potentially jobs as well as a ripple effect throughout the county. This is in signi cant measure about economic development and in this rare instance, when the city has, shall we say, a bit of the upper hand, there is a path for the city to make this work far beyond a lighthouse and museum and park. The city could decide to back away and alert the U.S. Department of the Interior that it will defer to the county on the lighthouse. This may very well not be the citys call; the federal government tends to do what it cares to and that is why no one should be holding their breath on any RESTORE Act money. But the city could back away with the same stipulation the county put in its letter of appeal to the feds decision to award the lighthouse to the city make it contingent on the county relocating the lighthouse within a certain period of time or the city moves ahead in line. In return the city should demand, through interlocal agreements, two things that are in BOCC hands but could prove far more fruitful for economic development. One, force an agreement in writing on the Economic Development Council, living to the original parameters agreed when the current director was hired more than a year ago. In effect, compel the BOCC to live, for once when it comes to economic development, to its agreement with Barry Sellers on length of contract and level of funding with the city also contributing its agreed portion. In other words, go back to the beginning before the spite train roared through the BOCC meeting room. Let Sellers do his job. Get out of the way. If, after the nite period of his contract, work remains, a decision can be fairly reached. At this point, Sellers has been hired to develop the economy of the county with one hand and one leg tied behind his back. Second, force a written agreement that any RESTORE funds coming to the county are rst earmarked to pay off the mortgage on port land along the Intracoastal Canal. If there is going to be real economic development, real job creation that bene ts the entire county, it is likely to come from that port, which is within the city limits, with St. Joe as a partner and the state invested. The signi cant stumbling block for the port is that mortgage with Capital City Bank. Facilitate paying it off with the RESTORE windfall. The lighthouse is surely not worth continued bad blood even within the Historical Society that seems part of the local government DNA. And it is a shame that saving the lighthouse has become a competition to begin with particularly when the competition results only in wounds. The argument could be fairly made that a replica lighthouse, using the original as a model, would t the Bayfront Park concept just ne. But the award of the lighthouse to the city has positioned the City Commission for the opportunity to use foresight and long-term vision that the BOCC can never seem to get its hands around to the bene t of the entire county. Shine the light a little farther than Salinas Park or Bayfront Park.Shining LightWe look back into the past and try to remember the year that things happened. Some dates are easy to remember. You remember the year you graduated from high school or college. You remember the year you started work. Most of the time you remember the years your children were born. As you get older, dates and times seem to blur and all run together. 2012 will de nitely be a year that I will always remember. We all have our priorities, likes, dislikes, fears and loves. Things that are important to me are not necessarily important to others; I understand that. We seem to be drawn to people who have similar interests or those who make an attempt to understand those little things that make us who we are. When you look back at what news people think was important, it may or may not be important to you. The magazines think we are all interested in which movie stars got married, divorced, had children and died. Most of them dont interest me. One fellow who I always liked was the gentleman who played John Coffey in the movie, The Green Mile. His name was Michael Duncan. He had a heart attack and died two months later at age 54. Duncan was raised by a single mother on Chicagos South Side and dropped out of college when his mother became ill. Before making it in Hollywood, Duncan was a ditch digger for several years for the gas company in Chicago. I always heard about ditch diggers, but never really heard of one making it big. Big Mike, as they called him, did make it kind of big. They say every time someone on the street knew him by his real name, Michael Clarke Duncan, he would give them ve dollars. He had a beautiful deep voice, and I particularly liked the line in the movie where he said, You cant hide whats in your heart. It is true. Others died including Davy Jones, Earl Scruggs, Dick Clark and Andy Williams. Davy Jones of the Monkees always brought back memories of the comedy show by the same name that I watched on Saturday mornings in the late 1960s. He also made me think of Marsha Brady, who was a bit of a tractor cranker on The Brady Bunch. Earl Scruggs was a bluegrass musician who picked the banjo and played with Lester Flatt. Together they were, Flatt & Scruggs, the fellows who sang the theme song for the television show, The Beverly Hillbillies. Dick Clark came to see me on Saturday mornings also, with American Bandstand. In later years, we all watched the ball drop in Times Square with Mr. Clark. Andy Williams sung Moon River, like nobodys business. When I think of the song, I think of Holly Golightly, Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffanys, but I will also think of Andy Williams version of the song. He seemed to be a good man. Of his talent, Williams said, I never tried to sing like anybody else, fortunately I didnt sound like anybody else. It just happened. We are fortunate it did (just happen). Having spent almost exactly half of my life in the space business, I have to say that Neil Armstrong, who passed away in 2012, was de nitely an American Hero. He was to me. He was the rst man to walk on the moon and it signi ed a great victory for our country. It was a victory that we needed. It wasnt a Hollywood set, it was the Moon and it was Neil Armstrong. The world was supposed to end in 2012. I didnt concern myself with the End of the World school of thought that some folks said the Mayans predicted. One NASA fellow explained it best when he compared Lost & Found in 2012 CRANKS MY TRACTORBN Heard TIM CROFTStar news editor HUNKER DOWNKesley ColbertThursday, January 24, 2013 Page 4See CRANKS A5

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LETTERS ASectionthe Mayan calendar to your cars odometer just rolling over to all zeroes again. Thats all it was, just the odometer rolling over. Theres only One who knows when the end of the world will be and Hes not a Mayan calendar maker or Skeeter Davis. However, Skeeter did a good job singing The End of the World song in 1963 and she had nice helmetish hair, but she was talking about love. Skeeter sang, I cant understand. No, I cant understand, How life goes on the way it does. Life does go on, but it hurts when you lose people and their love for you. Im not talking about the movie stars, crooners and astronauts, Im talking about the people I really knew and loved. January 4th was exactly one year since Mama passed away in 2012; I will never be the same. If youve lost your mother, you understand. You think of all the things you want to say and all the things you need to hear. You know what I mean. It may be only an hour, a day, a few months or 30 years, but for the time I have left, I will remember Mama and continue to write about and to her in a different sort of way. Folks that knew my Mama, knew her as a sweet simple lady. She was, but she was smart. Im not sure when, but Mama realized how to break my code. She either just gured it out or perhaps I showed it to her when I was young. I enjoy writing, teaching and also the work I do for a living, but when I was young, I dreamed of being a cryptographer. The words and the math, kind of t together, she understood. Mothers gure these things out. You may think you have a secret, but mothers know. One day while visiting her, I fell asleep on the sofa. Mama was reading some stories I had written and printed out for her. When I woke up, one of the little paper napkins she seemed to enjoy collecting was on the table in front of the sofa where Id been sleeping. We were at the assisted living home where Mama spent her last months. The napkin had something written on it. I read it, and then I looked at her. I looked at her and then I put my face in my hand, holding it up and rubbing my temples with my thumb and middle nger, the way I always do when Im trying to deal with something for which Im unprepared. With my face still down, I asked her, How did you gure that out? Mama said something similar to what mathematician, Arne Beurling said when asked how he broke the Nazis code, something having to do with magicians not revealing their secrets. I was too shaken at the time to remember. Anyway, my mother knew I enjoyed writing and playing a little game when I did. We never talked about it again; however I did understand that she understood my other story. She would read my eight or nine hundred words to pull a simple sentence or two out. She taught school for over forty years, was a Baptist Missionary, a 4-H Club fanatic and breaker of her middle sons codes. She loved all of us, she forgave everyone, and she will be missed, but not forgotten. Every story is just a story, but there will always be a message that I now know, Mama could gure out. She just wont be here to write it on a napkin. 2012 did have some high points. Mama loved that I took such an interest in Vernon, Florida. Im sure it was because the fellow who took me there so many times was her Daddy. He was a bit peculiar; I guess you could say that about me. She would have been incredibly proud of me getting to be an Honorary Citizen of Vernon and even more that I had the honor of being The Grand Marshal of the 2012 Christmas Parade. I lost so much love in 2012 that it is hard to understand how life goes on the way it does, as Skeeter Davis sang. It has to, because there are those who depend on me. And dont bother to get a napkin and try... Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. CRANKS from page A4 Page 5 Thursday, January 24, 2013 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 Losing lightouse historyDear Editor: Betty McNeill did indeed speak for south Gulf County regarding the Cape San Blas Lighthouse and the preservation of its long history on Cape San Blas in a recent article in The Star. The Cape San Blas Lighthouse is just that; The Cape San Blas Lighthouse not the Port St. Joe cornerstone for the citys newest tourist marketing efforts. The current plans to develop a tourist destination on the waterfront sounds good enough to stand alone. To move the lighthouse that far, would look like insanity to anybody outside of the area, when a site in a developed beautiful park with a prehistoric dune structure on the Gulf of Mexico is located a stones throw from the present location, in an area of the beach that has pretty well accreted for over 100 years As one of the many business owners in south Gulf County that will be directly impacted by removing the lighthouse and the hundreds of visitors that it draws to the Cape San Blas/Indian Pass and Simmons Bayou areas each year, we all will be directly impacted as will all of the other ones. It should remain on the Cape; it is the peninsula that suffers severe erosion not the Cape of San Blas and the lighthouse/keepers cottages could survive in that location. We are sure there are some people involved in the citys efforts to relocate the Lighthouse that are genuinely concerned about saving it and to those people we say thank you for your help. Would you feel the same as the residents of Cape San Blas/ Indian Pass/Simmons Bayou do at the moment if we moved your Centennial Building to our area; youd lose your historical artifact/tourist draw and the cornerstone of your history. The Cape San Blas Lighthouse is the beacon of the history of Cape San Blas and should be preserved by relocating to Salinas Park, not moving it to Port St. Joe. Gulf County Commissioners should use the recently improved Salinas Park as the Lighthouse location and make good use of the public monies already spent there recently, and allow the city to save all the new monies required to move it to Port St. Joe for better use in the citys development of its waterfront. The Historical Society may have not thought through their agreeing to the move in their desperation to grab the first hand offered to help when it became clear that the Lighthouse was endangered, but we think they should reconsider and ask why the grant was written for a Port St. Joe location and not the easy and less expensive transition to Salinas Park when a Cape location is more accurate in preserving history; and isnt that why they were created. The Gulf County Commissioners need to get busy and work with the Historical Society to fix this wrong, because at this point commissioners have only complicated the situation and failed to represent the best interests of the people they were elected to represent, as Mrs. McNeill made so abundantly clear. Marie Steele and Joey RomanelliIndian Pass Response to lighthouse criticismDear Mr. Willis, Ms. Rennick, et al: In reviewing your letters to the Star last week I noted a number of misstatements and inaccuracies. I would like to set the record straight before those misstatements are accepted as facts. When the lighthouse and the keepers quarters were about to be lost to the Gulf of Mexico, the St. Joseph Historical Society wrote and presented grants for over $750,000 to restore the structures. Since the restoration, the St. Joseph Historical Society has maintained the property and operated the gift shop and tours. The county has occasionally cut the grass. County tax dollars have been used to insure the structures for liability to the tune of about $3,500 per year, not $35,000$40,000 per year that has been suggested. Also, might I remind you that City of Port St. Joe residents pay county taxes and the City is part of Gulf County as well, so some of the county expenditures came from City residents. Both of you suggested that it could cost over $600,000 to move and re-establish all the structures in the City. I dont know where you got your gures but the City has two quotes for just over $200,000 to move the lighthouse and buildings. An additional $75,000-$80,000 would have to be paid to move power lines. Also, only about $25,000-$35,000 would be needed to re-establish the structures at their new site because several businesses have offered their services for nothing or at a reduced cost. The total cost would be somewhere between $300,000 and $315,000. We have approximately $1.5 million in the bank in our reserve fund. We dont intend to do so, but we could write a check for that tomorrow if we had to. Could the county? It has been suggested that Salinas Park is the safest location for the lighthouse. Might I remind you that, in 1985 during Hurricane Kate, the Gulf and St. Joe Bay washed completely over Salinas Park and cut off the Cape. There is about a 6-foot elevation there other than on the dunes and I dont believe the structures could be placed on the dunes. St. Joe Bay is much less affected by hurricanes because it is a shallow tidal bay and the city has never ooded. You used terms like amusement park, steal the lighthouse, satisfy egos. One thing Ive learned in my 66 years is that when you dont have the facts on your side, you belittle and demonize the other side. The City did not steal anything from the county. The lighthouse belonged to the United States Air Force. We submitted an application just as the county did. Im sorry that ours was found more worthy. Either you were ignorant of the facts or you were just demonizing or belittling the City because the facts werent on your side. Either way, it would be fair to all concerned if you learned the facts, stopped demonizing the City and focus on what the future could hold for us all if we could develop a park that would bring tourists and their dollars to Port St. Joe and Gulf County. Respectfully,Mayor Mel Magidsonwww.starfl.comCape San Blas Lighthouse debate

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LocalA6 | The Star Thursday, January 24, 2013 FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL NIGHT SPECIAL 8 oz Rib Eye ................................... $11.95 or Fried Shrimp ................................. $10.95 Served with 2 sides LUNCH SPECIALS MONDAY FRIDAY MONDAY: Meat loaf or Chicken, served with Mashed Potato, Country Veggies & Roll TUESDAY: Fried Shrimp, served w/Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Cheese Grits, or Potato Salad WEDNESDAY: Pork Chop or Chicken, served with Mashed Potato, Country Veggies & Roll THURSDAY: Hamburger Steak, Mashed Potato, Country Veggies, & RollHOURS OFOPERATION: Monday Friday Dante underwent additional training to become a service dog and constant companion to the man he will be charged with helping remain healthy. It will really be a constant retraining process every day with the dog to make sure he does what he will be trained to do, Pellito said. That three out of the 14 dogs in the graduating class that day would be moving on to become service dogs represents just another chapter of success for a program that has authored a book. Dante recently proved his worth, as detailed in a letter to Sandi Christy, co-director of the DAWGS program with the St. Joseph Humane Society, from Pellitos wife, who had just made a donation to the DAWGS program on behalf of her husband. Pellitos wife tells that Dante has become a constant companion, trained as a DAD. And, his wife said, Dante literally saved Pellitos life recently. I had gone to bed early and Bob had fallen asleep at some point in another room, Laurie Pellito wrote. His blood sugar had dropped so low that he would not have been alive if someone hadnt intervened. At 3 a.m. Dante started barking and would not stop until I got up. Dante led me to Bob and paced the room until I could revive him. After Bob was okay, Dante fell back asleep. He had done his job and we have your program to thank. That letter was read recently during the 24th graduation of dogs from the DAWGS in Prison program. One of our dogs saving someones life, that is a rst for our program, Christy said. The dogs in the 24th class are headed to new homes in Florida, Georgia and Connecticut. The program has saved more than 260 dogs and placed them in new homes in 14 states. Roughly the same number of inmates at the Gulf Forestry Camp has participated in the DAWGS program, working up the ladder from caretaker to team leader. Dogs are screened for their potential to bene t from the program. Inmates must apply and undergo an interview process. To stay in the program, inmates and dogs alike must get with the program. And in some cases, they serve to save each other in ways signi cant and small. Consider Mandy, a 3-year-old foxhound who arrived at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society living by a thread. She had been without food and water for some time, Christy said. By the time she was discovered, other dogs on the property, in pens, had died of starvation. Mandy, on the outside of the pen, survived long enough to attract the attention of neighbors who called Animal Control. Her owner was arrested and charged with abuse and neglect. During a period of months, Mandy was nursed back to health, gaining some weight and was able to stand and walk for progressively longer periods of time. Initially she would not make eye contact, and her trainers in Class 24 could not get her to do a sit. She was afraid of almost everything, Christy said. The DAWGS program has a proud tradition of saving shelter dogs. We are especially proud of the job we do with dogs who have been severely neglected or abused. Mandys training team, using the skills of discipline, caring for another being, passion for the task learned in the program by the inmates, saved Mandy. These men have saved her life and helped her to be a con dent dog who performs many of her commands. She even learned about Christmas, Christy said. And, Mandy will stay in Class 25 to keep working on her con dence and until her forever home is found. Not all our dogs go on to advanced training, but we believe most of our dogs have the intelligence and temperament to succeed in many endeavors. Recently we learned that Ryan, from Class 5, is not only a certi ed therapy dog, he also was asked to assist with the Newtown, Conn., tragedy. So, Christy said, the question is who saves who? We give of ourselves to help mans best friend, and he in turn gives all he has to help us, whether we are an inmate, an adopter or a volunteer. We all help each other, Christy said. And certainly, the dogs here at Gulf Forestry Camp help their trainers become better men. DAWGS from page A1 PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STARThe 24th graduation class for the DAWGS in Prison program. and her trainers in Class 24 could not get her to do a sit. She was afraid of almost everyThe DAWGS program has a proud tradition of saving shelter dogs. We are especially proud of the job we do with dogs who have been severely neglected or Mandys training team, using the skills of discipline, caring for the program by the inThese men have saved her life and helped her to be a con dent dog who performs many of her commands. She even learned about Christmas, Christy said. And, Mandy will stay in Class 25 to keep working on her con dence and until her forever Not all our dogs go on to advanced training, but we believe most 5, is not only a certi ed therapy dog, he also was asked to assist with the Newtown, Conn., tragedy. So, Christy said, the question is We give of ourselves to help mans best friend, and he in turn gives all he has to help us, whether we are an inmate, an adopter or a volunteer. We all help each other, Christy said. And certainly, the dogs here at Gulf Forestry Camp help their trainers become better The DAWGS program has a proud tradition of saving shelter dogs. We are especially proud of the job we do with dogs who have been severely neglected or abused.Sandi Christy co-director of the DAWGS program

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LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, January 24, 2013 commissioners and public. Commissioner Carmen McLemore said he was not 100 percent against Bryans goal, but said county staff and others fail to make current deadlines. Make them, Bryan said. Commissioner Warren Yeager said he supported making the agenda more clear, but said he was leery of tying commissioners hands should an issue arise that requires immediate action is brought to the podium by a member of the public. We use common sense, Bryan said. I dont think something like that will happen that often. But people with a special interest can come up and have an advantage that others in the public do not and do not necessarily agree with that person. They do not have the opportunity to provide input. At the suggestion of her fellow commissioners, Bryan was asked to work with county attorney Jeremy Novak and county administrator Don Butler on a process and guidelines to bring more clarity and transparency to the county agenda.Indian Pass Boat RampButler said he would continue discussions with the landowner of the Indian Pass Campground concerning a land swap with the county by which the county would relocate its boat ramp to the lagoon side. Erosion has been an issue on either side of the current Indian Pass Boat Ramp almost since its construction and as the problem has increased, the county has seen parking and amenities around the boat ramp decrease. Butler said GIS would work on a suitable location for the boat ramp on the lagoon side and said the owners of the campground were open to discussions. A move to the lagoon side would also open up more parking around the boat ramp. The Friends of St. Vincent Island already maintain a launch in the general area. Its a problem at certain times and certain tides, Yeager said. I think it would be a win-win for the county and the landowners.Sheriff budget shortfallDue to changes in the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce since he was sworn in as sheriff earlier this month, Sheriff Mike Harrison came before the BOCC requesting $51,000. The money shortfall came about due to the departures of ve former employees of the GCSO, two of whom were not retained, three of whom were offered jobs; two chose to retire, another went to work elsewhere. The ve were due $56,000 in payout for comp and leave time, with $5,000 in the GCSO budget for that purpose. Harrison said the budget shortfall would mean at least two positions would lapse possibly as many as ve until the new scal year arrives in June, meaning a potential impact to services. Commissioners approved an advance on next years funding to ll in the shortfall and offered Harrison a chance to come back in a month or so once he gets a handle on his workforce situation. Gulf Countys RESTORE committee has been meeting and screening pre-proposals for potential projects for funding. With the settlement with Transocean beginning the funneling of ne money into the RESTORE process, the federal rules are what the states and counties are waiting on. Those rules were due at the rst of the year. All we are waiting for is the rules from (the U.S. Department of Treasury), Yeager said Tuesday. We may see money sooner than later. The consortium ofcers elected last week will appoint two additional members, said Cragin Mosteller, consortium spokeswoman, and the ve will combine to form the executive committee. The two additional members have not been named, though the oor was opened for nominations at the meeting. The consortium has nearly nalized an agreement with Gov. Rick Scott to allow him to appoint six non-voting members to the consortium, Mosteller said. The agreement has been reached, but the consortium must draw up a memorandum of understanding and vote on it, she said. Until the consortium votes on it, this is all tentative, Mosteller said. Mosteller said Scotts six picks would be citizen members and would only give their opinions on consortium discussions and projects. Thomas said getting the agreement with the governor settled will make everything a lot smoother and the appointments would serve in an advisory capacity. He added he was pleased with who was elected. Its a good slate, he said. I think those guys have been involved in it the entire time. Theyre more familiar with it than any of the rest of us. Thomas said Latvalas husband is state Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, so she should be well-informed on whats going on with RESTORE Act money. Im optimistic about the group getting together, trying to do things and working good together, but its still just a very cumbersome process, he said. Its going to take a lot of time. There has been little communication recently between Washington and the consortium, Mosteller said. At the meeting, the full consortium approved a formula adjustment for divvying up RESTORE Act funds, which U. S. Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, requested. Were also watching and monitoring very closely the plan thats being developed by the federal council, Mosteller said. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this report I believe that this honor is exceedingly well-deserved because it reects tremendous effort, dedication, creativity, and cooperation on the part of our entire team of experts. We will continue to improve our ability to quickly and effectively respond to any public health crisis in Gulf County. Robert Pestronk, executive director of NACCHO, emphasized the importance of local health departments in addressing local emergencies. All disasters strike locally, and local health departments are a critical part of any communitys rst response to disease outbreaks, emergencies, and acts of terrorism, Pestronk said. NACCHO commends the Gulf County Health Department for being a model of public health emergency preparedness. Local health departments recognized by PPHR undergo a rigorous evaluation by peer review. PPHR required the Gulf CHD to meet a set of national standards for public health preparedness in three key areas: preparedness planning, workforce competency, and demonstration of all-hazards readiness through exercises or a response to a real event. The Gulf County Health Department has taken part in several such exercises a mock trafc accident involving a school bus; emergency planning for a pandemic u outbreak and PPHR recognition conrms that the Gulf County Health Department has a thorough and coordinated emergency response plan in place, that agency staff members are trained, and that the agency exercises the plan and uses it during public health emergencies. The mission of the Gulf County Health Department is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts. 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By TINA HARBUCK654-8440|@DestinLogTina tharbuck@thedestinlog.com When it comes to drawing lines in the Gulf of Mexico to help manage red snapper, area sherman are not ready. Not now, was the sentiment of the majority of the 104 shermen in attendance at a Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council scoping meeting at the Destin Community Center Thursday night, a gathering to discuss Reef Fish Amendment 39 Regional Management of Recreational Red Snapper. The two-and-a-half hour scoping meeting, which was to report and take comments, was one of about a half dozen to take place throughout the Gulf Coast in the last couple of weeks. Ryan Rindone, Southeast Data, Assessment and Review Coordinator, with the Gulf of Mexico FMC, presented a power-point on how regional management of red snapper would look in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. Regional management would encourage more exibility in how the recreational quota is managed, and it would enable areas of the Gulf to propose management measures tailored to speci c regions, according to the scoping guide. However, red snapper would remain a federally managed species and federal conservation goals and annual quotas would apply. There was also discussion as to how the regions would be decided and divided in the Gulf from Texas to Florida. They could be divided into an east and west region; or an east, central and west region; or each state could have its own region. Once regions were decided, the council would need to allocate the red snapper quota among the regions. But the biggest question mark from the scoping meeting for the majority of the anglers was what kind of accountability measures would there be? According to the report, recreational red snapper will remain under federal control and is subject to season closure when the Gulfwide quota is reached. The 2013 recreational red snapper in state and federal waters has not yet been set. Currently, in federal waters, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is developing options for the upcoming year which will be examined at their next meeting Feb. 5-8 in Mobile, Ala. NEW FISHING TACKLE ARRIVING DAILY!SHOPNEW ITEMS FROM PENN,SHIMANO, AND ABUGARCIA. 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He still couldnt lead a pack of hunters to a single Burmese python. Thats the catch in Floridas Python Challenge: Even experienced hunters with special permits to regularly stalk the exotic snake through Floridas swamplands are having trouble nding them for a statesponsored competition. When these snakes are in the water, in the vegetation, they blend in naturally to where you cant hardly see them, said state wildlife commissioner Ron Bergeron, whose nickname is emblazoned on the rudder of his black airboat, over the image of him riding an alligator. The vast majority of roughly 1,000 people who signed up to hunt Burmese pythons on public lands from Jan. 12 through Feb. 10 are amateurs when it comes to pythons. Only about 30 hold permits for harvesting pythons throughout the year. The permit holders might have a slight edge when it comes to handling snakes, but the tan, splotchy pythons have natural camou age that gives them an important advantage in the ecosystem they have invaded. As of Thursday, 21 pythons had been killed for the contest, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It is dif cult to pin down how many Burmese pythons slither through Floridas Everglades, but of cials say their effect is glaringly obvious. According to a study released last year, sightings of raccoons, opossums, bobcats, rabbits and other mammals in the Everglades are down as much as 99 percent in areas where pythons are known to live. Its believed the pythons devour the native wildlife, and of cials worry the snakes voracious appetite will undermine the ongoing, multimilliondollar effort to restore natural water ow through the Everglades. Bergeron led U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., into the Everglades to hunt pythons Thursday afternoon. They splashed from their airboat through knee-deep water into several islands that rise in small bumps above the sawgrass, but they always emerged empty-handed. They didnt ush out any of the mammals Bergeron thought he would see, either. The only thing they did nd: signs of feral hogs, another problematic invasive species. Rabbits were like rats. Growing up, you saw them everywhere, said Jim Howard, a Miami native and a python permit holder participating in the contest. I havent seen a rabbit in 20 years. I dont see foxes. I hardly see anything. He has caught a python in the Everglades in each of the last two years, though. Each was more than 12 feet long and contained more than 50 eggs. He returned to those locations Wednesday, poking under ferns and discarded wooden boards with a hook at the end of a 3-foot-long stick. All he found were the sheddings of some large snake each transparent scale was the size of a ngertip. After spending hours steering his boat along 14 miles of canals to levees and embankments where pythons might lurk, Howard extended the hook toward the dense, impenetrable grass that stretched all the way to the horizon, with no landmarks or vantage points. Millions of acres in any direction in the Everglades are exactly the same. From that perspective, the hunt for well-hidden pythons seems futile. Were looking at inches, Howard said. Of cials say the number of pythons caught during the contest isnt as important as the data they provide. Im going to be ecstatic if we see 100, said Frank Mazzotti, a University of Florida professor of wildlife ecology who is helping the commission with the contest. He continued to low-ball expectations for the nal tally. Im happy with 11. Im going to be happy with whatever we have. The small number only proves that theyre really hard to nd, he said. The state hopes to use the information from python necropsies particularly whats in their stomachs to improve their attempts at dealing with the snakes. Our list of what pythons eat is not complete yet, Mazzotti said. The population of Burmese pythons, an invasive species in Florida, likely developed from pets released into the wild, either intentionally or in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. They can grow to be more than 20 feet long and have no natural enemies in Florida other than very large alligators or cold weather, which drives heat-seeking snakes onto sunny roads and levees. Florida prohibits owning or selling pythons for use as pets, and federal law bans importation and interstate sale of the species. Mazzotti had one tip for hunters frustrated by the pythons near-invisibility: Stop and listen for a dry, rustling sound in the grass. It sounds like something large, he said.Foliage, swamplands, water make hunt difficult PHOTOS BY APTV crews pet and take photos as Capt. Jeff Fobb from the Miami-Dade Fire Rescues Venom Response Unit, holds a python Jan. 12, during the kick-off ceremonies for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions month-long Python Challenge in Davie. The 13-foot reptile was captured in a backyard swimming pool in 2012. Below, Jim Howard, of Cooper City, examines a piece of a large snake skin he found under some foliage in the Florida Everglades during his search of pythons. At top, Howard searches under the dense foliage. PYTHON CHALLENGEEmail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 8 Thursday, January 24, 2013 OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A SPONSORED BY Inshore FreshwaterLake Wimico and under the White City Bridge, a few luck anglers are reporting on stripped bass and hybrid bass this week. White grubs and jig heads will entice them, but a live shrimp will work well also. 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BAY DAY FESTIVAL F EST SAT. FEBRUARY 2nd 11:00 TO 2:00 EST*St. Joseph Bay Preserves Center 3915 HWY 30-A, Port St. Joe $10DONATION PER MEAL DON ATI ON 3915 HWY 30-A, Port St. Joe ATI ATI ON ON All proceeds benet The Friends of St. Joseph Bay PreservesSausage Beverages Sausage Sausage MENU MUSIC EXHIBITS RAFFLE ITEMS VISIT stjosephbaypreserves.org FOR DETAILS CALL 8502291787 FORMORE INFO Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School football team celebrated a successful 2012 season last week during the annual football programs banquet. The Tiger Sharks rebounded from two losing seasons to nish 7-3 and less than two touchdowns removed from a playoff spot. Among those receiving awards: Ricky Pennington won the Broadcasters Award; Tyler Worley was given the award presented by the Nobles family for the player demonstrating the most desire and dedication; Captains Award were awarded to Ricky Pennington, Dallas Burke, Dusty Richter, Tyler Worley, Joe Love and Josh Cabiniss. Not pictured are Ramello Zaccarro and Corey North. Pride of the Sharks Award to Dusty Richter; Dallas Burke was the defensive player of the year, Jarkeice Davis (not pictured) the offensive player of the year.Star Staff ReportPort St. Joe won three district games over the past week to improve to 11-9 overall and 8-4 in district play. The Lady Tiger Sharks basketball team is likely to be a second or third seed when the District 2-1A playoffs begin in the coming weeks. Senior Alyssa Parker led the Lady Tiger Sharks to a win over Liberty County on Dec. 15, scoring 12 points while dishing out ve assists and pulling down seven rebounds in a 3220 victory. Port St. Joe jumped out early to a 11-4 lead at the half and stretched the lead to 23-9 after three periods. Teiyahna Hutchinson added 10 points, Maya Robbins six, and Shannon Pridgeon and Hallie Jasinski each chipped in two. Port St. Joe hosted Blountstown at the Washington Recreation Center gym on Dec. 18 and romped to a 22point win. The Lady Tiger Sharks never trailed and jump out to 16-4 lead in the opening quarter and continued into halftime with a 34-10 lead. The nal was 45-23. The win avenged a loss to Blountstown earlier in the season. Port St. Joe was led by two seventh-graders Brooklyn Quinn with 17 points and Hutchinson with 15. Parker added four, Callie Fleshren four and Maya Robbins had three points. The following night, Port St. Joe greeted the Lady Seahawks of Franklin County. Franklin County led 12-11 after one quarter, but the Lady Tiger Sharks pulled out to a 21-13 halftime lead. After Franklin County closed to 24-21 in the third quarter, the Lady Tiger Sharks got hot and pulled away for a 38-26 win. The Lady Tiger Sharks were led Hutchison with 13 points, nine in the fourth quarter alone. Quinn added nine, Robbins six, Fleshren four, Claudia Gref had a 3-pointer and Parker and Maliayah McNair each had three points and Davida Tshudi. The Lady Tiger Sharks traveled to Wakulla on Tuesday, host East Gadsden at 5 p.m. tonight, host Mosley at 5 p.m. on Friday and nish the regular season at Bay High on Saturday, with tipoff at 6 p.m. ET.Star Staff ReportIn what Port St. Joe coach Gary Hindley called a hotlycontested back-and-forth battle the visiting Franklin County Lady Seahawks came away with a 2-1 victory in last weeks District 1-1A title game. Franklin County entered as the top seed and will host a region playoff game this week. Port St. Joe, the third seed, fell to 10-5-1 overall and visited Tallahassee John Paul II on Wednesday in a region opener. Franklin scored the rst two goals, taking a 2-0 lead in the rst 32 minutes of the opening half. The Lady Tiger Sharks mounted a second half assault on the Franklin County goal but could only scored an unassisted goal by junior forward Allie Strippling, her fourth of the year. Port St. Joe outshot Franklin 12-6. Goalie Christian Laine, a junior, played 62 minutes in goal and made four saves before she was inserted at forward. Seventh-grader Celeste Childs nished the nal 18 minutes in the net and had to make only a single save, as Port St. Joe pressed the attack. The Lady Tiger Sharks reached the district title game with a 1-0 victory over secondseeded Rocky Bayou. Franklin County was a 6-1 winner over Baker, the fourth seed. Freshman Kathleen Rish, Port St. Joes leading scorer, connected on the lone goal (her 13th on the season) in the 65th minute from 10 yards out, Hindley said Laine and a stout defensive effort held off several good scoring chances by Rocky Bayou in the nal 15 minutes. Port St. Joe outshot Rocky Bayou 12-9. Laine was forced to make six saves. Her record in goal is now 7-3-1 and her goals against average was lowered to .756. It was the ninth shutout of the year for the Port St Joe Lady Tiger Sharks.THE TIGER SHARKSThe Port St. Joe boys (112-1 overall) enter this weeks District 1-1A tournament at Freeport as the top seed. The Tiger Sharks will play the winner of a play-in game pitting No. 4 Freeport versus No. 5 Baker, played on Monday. Port St. Joe played 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday at Freeport. The other semi nal pits Rocky Bayou, the second seed, against Franklin County, the third seed, at 4 p.m. CT. The District 1-1A nal game is 6 p.m. CT Friday at Freeport.PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR | Anealia BushTop: Kathleen Rish, a freshman, scored her team-leading 13th goal in a district semi nal win over Rocky Bayou. Middle: The district nal between Port St. Joe and Franklin County was a hotly-contested back-and-forth battle according to Port St. Joe Coach Gary Hindley. Above: After falling behind 2-0 early, the Lady Tiger Sharks could not quite knot the score despite a second-half assault on the Franklin County goal. Port St. Joe girls fall in nal, head to playoffsPORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.comThursday, January 24, 2013 APage 9Section Port St. Joe girls unbeaten for weekDusty Richter, who won the Pride of the Sharks Award, Coach Chuck Gannon and Dallas Burke, named defensive player of the year.PSJ teams hold football banquetPHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR | Sissy WorleyRicky Pennington, Coach Chuck Gannon and Tyler Worley. Tyler Worley anked by Teedy and Bobby Nobles. Worleey was given the Desire and Dedication Award sponsored by the Nobles family. From left, Ricky Pennington, Dallas Burke, Dusty Richter, Tyler Worley, Joe Love and Josh Cabiniss all received Captains Awards.

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By TIM CROFT227-7827|@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Sometimes a coach has to adjust. Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School boys basketball Coach Derek Kurnitsky has always been about man-toman defense. But with the talent on this roster, he said, there was a struggle with those principles. So during the holiday break, Kurnitsky began employing more zone press and zone trap concepts into the defense, and the Tiger Sharks have won seven of their last eight games. After three wins last week, Port St. Joe is 12-9 overall and 7-4, in second place, in District 4-1A. With young guys sometimes it takes awhile to get accustomed to varsity basketball, Kurnitsky said. When we went to more of a zone on defense, the kids really picked it up. We have really improved. As coaches we can be stubborn. But sometimes you have to adjust to your talent. And we have really had some guys stepping up and playing good basketball. Last week included a streak of district victories, as Port St. Joe took down Liberty County 71-41, Blountstown 50-36 and Franklin County 70-37. Notable among those box scores are the number of periods six out of 12 during which the Tiger Sharks held opponents to single digits. Since Christmas we have been playing zone and it has really shown, Kurnitsky said. We are playing good defense right now. And we are also starting to get more guys scoring. The Tiger Sharks had six players score nine or more points in last Tuesdays blowout of Liberty County. Cory Calloway led the way with 19 but Chad Quinn, Marcel Johnson and Marquez Johnson each had 10 points and Ramello Zaccaro and Natron Lee had nine apiece. The Tiger Sharks were up 32-20 after holding Liberty County to seven points in the second quarter and coasted. Luke Galloway and Jak Riley each added two points. Port St. Joe held Blountstown to single digits in each of the rst three periods while building a 42-23 lead before the Tigers made some inroads in the nal period. Again, balance de ned the offense as Calloway had 19, Lee 12, Marcel Johnson 10, Zaccaro six, Quinn three and Galloway three. The game was played in front of a packed raucous crowd at the historic Washington Recreational Center gym. It was awesome, Kurnitsky said. People were standing everywhere, we had to put chairs on the stage. It was just a fun night, a great day. Franklin County, which beat Port St. Joe before Christmas, was blown out by a rst quarter in which the Seahawks managed just six points and more crucially a third quarter during which they scored just ve points. Calloway led Port St. Joe with 24 points and Quinn (12), Marcel Johnson (11) and Lee (10) were also in double gures. Zaccaro had six, Riley four, Marquez Johnson and Luke Galloway two apiece. The Tiger Sharks are at Bozeman on Friday and Bay High on Saturday. 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Special to The StarWhat better way to wish fall away and usher in spring than to spend the evening at the 6th annual Panhandle Sportsmans Banquet sharing with friends your outdoor adventures of the fall and plannng new ones for the spring. One of the areas most anticipated sportsmens events is soon to occur. The date of the annual Panhandle Sportsmans Banquet has been set for Thursday evening, Feb. 21. Port St. Joe Lions Club members are busy working to make this years event not only one of the biggest and best ever, but another special moment to remember. Attendees will enjoy the historic surroundings of the Port St. Joe Centennial Building while socializing with numerous area sportsmen and friends, and enjoying appetizers of Apalachicola oysters, boiled shrimp and all the trimmings beginning at 5:00 p.m. The beverage bar will also open at that time. At 6:30 p.m. the serious eating begins. Chef Charlie Nortons famous, no-man-left-hungry ribeye steaks will take up a goodly portion of the dinner plate, leaving just enough room for the salad, potato and rolls. Dont forget to save room for Sisters almost equally famous banana pudding. The Centennial Building will remove the threat of inclement weather impacting the evening and provide the backdrop of the historic building, erected in recognition of the signing site of Floridas First Constitution. At 7:30 p.m., its time to let a few notches out of your belt and get ready for the real excitement. Over $20,000 worth of contributions and prizes will be distributed to the guests through live auctions and raf es. A few of the items offered will include over 24 shotguns, hunting ri es and pistols, along with numerous other outdoor products. There will also be items available for women and children. This will mark the third year of the $8,000 cash drawing held during the event. The lucky winner could win up to $8,000 if his ticket is drawn last from the box, but each ticket holder will have a one in 25 chance of at least doubling their money. Tickets for the event are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. They can be purchased at Hannon Insurance and Ramseys Printing and Of ce Products in Port St. Joe and from any Lions Club member. Additional information or ticket purchases can be made by calling 227-1133, 227-7767 or 527-1338. The real winners at this years banquet will be the bene ciaries of the community service projects supported by the Lions Club. Nearly $15,000 was raised at 2011s banquet for community service programs in the panhandle.Sixth annual Sportsmans banquet Feb. 21 FILE PHOTOThe Sportsmans Banquet annually draws huge crowds with good food and an array of auction items. Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School boys soccer team on Tuesday breezed into the District 1-1A title match with an 8-0 thrashing of Freeport, the host school for the tournament. Port St. Joe will face Franklin County, a 2-1 winner over Rocky Bayou Tuesday, in the championship game on Friday night. The Tiger Sharks, 12-2-1, have swept Franklin County this year; 5-1 at home Nov. 27 and 3-1 at Franklin County Dec. 13. With their wins Tuesday, both teams clinched berths in the regional playoffs next week. Port St. Joe scored early as ninth-grader and rsttime starter Jake Dickinson notched his rst goal of the season, unassisted, three minutes into the game. Marcel Duarte, who notched his sixth hat trick of the season, scored in the 11th minute on an assist from mid elder Drew Lacour. It was Lacours 13th assist of the year, a team high. Jacob Lacour and Kaleb Odum assisted to set up Duarte again in the 13th minute mark and Duarte scored his third-straight goal four minutes later, with Drew Lacour and Daniel Jones assisting. Duarte, a sophomore, has 31 goals on the year shattering the previous single-season record of 19. Jacob Lacour scored his third goal of the year on an assist from Duarte and Jones added his eighth, unassisted, as Port St. Joe took a 7-0 lead into halftime after Javarri Beachum scored in the 26th minute with Jones on the assist. With Coach Gary Hindley liberally substituting in the second half, Drew Lacour converted a penalty kick in the 51st minute to make it 8-0 and ending the game on the mercy rule. Tucker Smith played 52 minutes in goal, faced two shots and made one save. Beachum, took over and logged nine minutes with one save. Beachum shared the shutout with Smith, who got credit for the win, making him 12-2-1 with a goals against average of 1.29. Beachums GAA is 2.162. Port St. Joe outshot Freeport 23-3.PSJ wins semi nal SportsA10 | The Star Thursday, January 24, 2013 Tiger Sharks nding the zone

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1SectionStar Staff ReportWho doesnt want to feel better? The Gulf County Health and Safety Fair, hosted by the Port St. Joe Rotary Club and the Gulf County Senior Citizens Centers, will provide an exhibition of area health and safety services and a variety of free health screenings at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET today. The single goal of the Health Fair is to foster a healthier and safer Gulf County. The fair will offer free health screenings, such as blood pressure, body mass index, blood oxygen, depression, Medicare basics and more. Organizers said screening results should not be mistaken for a diagnosis. The Gulf County Health Department will raise awareness on healthy eating and living to prevent and manage chronic disease. If somebody doesnt have health insurance, for instance, its a great opportunity for free screenings, said Rotary member Lorinda Gingell. You dont have to be a senior citizen to start having some of these health problems. Gingell said the organization of the health and safety fair directly reflects the Rotary clubs motto, Service above Self. The fair also will feature booths from area law enforcement and the Tourist Development Council. Vendors also will be offering prizes and giveaways at the fair as patrons make their way through a maze of booths from both private and governmental health providers. The St. Joe Bay Humane Society will provide applications for its new free spay/ neuter program. A unique stop will come at the end of the maze at the Bridge at Bay St. Joe booth, where patrons can step into the shoes of a dementia patient through a simulated Virtual Dementia Tour. The Bridge will transform the Centennial Buildings upstairs room into a dementia room where subjects, with their senses skewed, will be asked to perform a series of simple tasks. The results are eye-opening, as participants learned last year. Marsha Lindeman, director of the Gulf County Health Department, said during snowbird season, the health department sees an increase in its patient population. These are fairs where people can come, not only people from Gulf County, but our visitors from the north who may be here for three months or more, Lindeman said. This is a way for us to raise their awareness about the health care services we offer and remind our own citizens about the services. Im really pleased with how were strengthening our health promotion and awareness (in Gulf County). Man paddleboards across Florida to raise awarenessBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Justin Riney was searching for a unique way to raise awareness of the natural beauty found in Floridas waterways. He found it in a man who ventured to Florida some 500 years ago. Riney was in Port St. Joe for a few days this week as part of his yearlong quest to paddleboard the states waters, spending the rst six months navigating the entire perimeter of the states coastline before embarking on six months of exploration of the states major interior waterways. Rineys travels, called Expedition Florida 500, coincide with the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leons arrival somewhere on Floridas beaches. We are focused on the conservation aspect and anything we can do to raise that pro le, Riney said. The whole goal of the project is conservation-based. We want to drive home the point how beautiful we have it in Florida and how precious the natural environment in Florida is. Riney embarked on his journey from Pensacola on New Years Day. On Monday, as he arrived in Port St. Joe for three days, he was on Day 21 of a journey he expects to span 365 days. I should be nished with the coastline and be in Jacksonville on July 4, and then I will move inland, Riney said. And though it is true that Riney alone will cover the entire breadth and width of Floridas waterways, he is not alone, and that is part of the allure of the project. Along the way, Riney and fellow paddlers put on events, particularly at schools, trying to plant the seeds as early as we can, Riney said. There are cleanups, such as the one at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe on Monday. The goal is to engage the public along the way and create in them the passion that Riney feels about his native state and its waters. Literally, hundreds of people have joined me along the way, Riney said. Weve had a lot of events, a lot of interaction along the way. Everywhere we go, we do cleanups. One of the unique aspects is we do engage the community to come out. Rineys project sprouted from his roots. A native of Vero Beach, Riney said he grew up an outdoorsman, loving time on the water and in nature. He also was raised by entrepreneurial parents, and that diverse background helped create his own nonpro t as well as Expedition Florida 500. His passion for the water fed his scienti c search, and after studying business at the University of Florida, he cut his teeth in business before returning to his passion for the water. Riney said he was in a unique situation scientists have dif culty with the business end of marine life; those on the business end, creating products from the marine world for example, could not speak expertly to the science. Im wearing both hats, Riney said. I know the science side, and I know the business side. I was something of an intermediary. After spending some time in Centennial TRIVIAIf the photographer of this early Port St Joe scene was suddenly transported 100 years into the future, what would he see?Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6Free Health and Safety Fair today FILE PHOTOThe Gulf County Health and Safety Fair, sponsored by the Port St. Joe Rotary Club and the Gulf County Tourism Development Council, offers patrons more than 60 booths and 20 health screenings. TIM CROFT | The StarWhile in Port St. Joe, Justin Riney, some Boy Scouts and local residents helped cleaned the beaches at Frank Pate Park. Events are integral to Rineys Expedition Florida 500.Conservation made funCOURTESY OF JUSTIN RINEYOne perk of Justin Rineys project to paddleboard the states waters: postcard sunsets and sunrises.The mission of the nonpro t is to create, inspire and empower ocean advocates worldwide. I hope, with the years worth of paddling, we can raise a mass amount of awareness so people can learn to respect and appreciate these waterways. We want to make sure these waterways are here 500 years from now.Justin Riney founder, Mother Ocean See CONSERVATION B6Thursday, January 24, 2013

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OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietySLOAN!Meet Sloan a 35# 1yr Terrier Mix. He walks well on his leash and knows the command of sit with some coaxing. Sloan loves the attention of kids and adults alike. He gets along well with likeminded dogs and even tolerates kitties. This great guy would make a wonderful family pet. He promises to be on his best behavior and love your forever if you give him a home. If you are unable to adopt at this time, perhaps you could foster or make a Donation. All pets adopted from SJBHS will be current on vaccinations and spayed/neutered. Please do not hesitate to email townsend.hsdirector@gmail.comor adoptbaystjoe@gmail.com or call the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at 850-227-1103 and ask for Melody or Debbie! Applications are available at www.sjbhumanesociety.org Remember to like us on Facebook for weekly updates. Our hours for the shelter are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm! Faiths Thrift Hut is always in need of donations also, and all the proceeds go directly to support the animals in our care! Faiths Thrift Hut Has Expanded! We now have more furniture & appliances. The hours for the store are Thursday-Saturday from 10 am-3 pm. Volunteers are always welcome at both our store and our shelter! Our store and shelter location is 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe! Hope to see you all there soon!If you are missing a pet or want to adopt a new pet, please check with your local Humane Society or Shelter. CALL 215-3264 Need a New Primary Care Physician 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 FRIDAY @ 9:00 PM ESTRANDY STARK ON THE POOPDECKSATURDAY @ 9:00 PM ESTRANDY STARK WITH ART LONGONSAX ONTHE POOPDECKFRI & SAT @ 9:00 PM ESTKARAOKE / DJ IN THE CROWS NEST NOW NON-SMOKING IN THE CROWS NEST ANDDOWNSTAIRS IN THE SHIPS STORE WWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM FRIDAY @ 9:00 PM EST FRIDAY @ 9:00 PM EST THUR.JANUARY 24TH, 5 PM ET SPECIALHAPPYHOURENTERTAINMENT RANDY & ARTON THE POOPDECK! SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, January 24, 2013Celebrate Happy Birthday Mother Annie Grace Granger ....With Long Life Will I Satisfy Him and Show Him My SalvationPsalm 91:16 Star staff reportsGulf Amateur Radio Society to provide license examsThe Gulf Amateur Radio Society will provide ham radio license exams at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Gulf County EOC building located behind the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe. Those interested in obtaining a ham license or upgrading a present license should contact C.H. Tillis at 648-8251 for information and exam registration. Anyone who would like to become involved in amateur radio and needs information as to what is needed and how to obtain a license should contact the above number. Ham it up; get your license today and become part of amateur radio.American Legion Post 116 regular meetingThere will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116 at 4 p.m. ET today at VFW Post 10069, Trout Avenue in Highland View. This will be a meeting to elect a new rst vice commander, general business with discussion of future fundraising events and rehearsal for the upcoming memorial service. Eligibility for membership and bene ts can be found at www.legion.org. All eligible veterans are invited to join. For God and country.Fifth annual Chili CookoffThe Fifth Annual St. Joseph Catholic Church Mens Club Chili Cook-off will be from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Church Hall. The nominal ticket fee is $6 for adults, $3 for children age 4 to 12, and free for children 4 and younger. Start off with sampling as many chilies as you wish, vote for your favorite and then go back for a full bowl of your choice. Soft drinks, coffee, tea or water is included, along with dessert and ice cream. A donation bar offering beer and wine also will be available. Tickets are available from any Mens Club member, at The No Name Caf on Reid Avenue, at the Church Hall of ce (2271417) or from Dan Van Treese (227-9837). If you would like to compete (number of contestants limited to nine), or more information on the event or other St. Joseph Catholic Church Mens Club activities, call Van Treese at the above number.SPECIAL TO THE STARSeveral lap blankets and quilts given to the Ladies Auxiliary by member Karen Taylor recently were donated to the Clifford C. Sims Veterans Home. Auxiliary Members Linda Deller, left, and Nancy Calendine delivered the items and received a tour of the facility with their husbands, enjoying some great conversations with the veteran residents. Society BRIEFS Birthday LADIES AUXILIARY VFW POST 10069 DONATES TO SIMS HOMEStar Staff ReportGulf County Senior Citizens is proud to sponsor along with Wewahitchka Elementary School the 2013 Valentines Day Pageant. The pageant will begin 6 p.m. CT Saturday, Feb. 9 at the WES auditorium. Registration packets are available at all local schools and at the Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Senior Centers and Wewahitchka City Hall. Registration is $20 and the deadline for registration is Friday, Feb. 1. No late registrations will be allowed. The competitions are open to Pre-Kindergarten through 12th-grade girls in Gulf County (public or private) schools. Children younger than school age will not be judged but will receive a trophy. For the 10th through 12th grade division a $500 scholarship will be awarded. Tickets for the event will be sold at the door the night of the pageant. There are six divisions: Baby Valentine Princesses (presentation only); Little Miss Sweetheart, pre-K through rst grade; Little Miss Valentine, grades second and third; Miss Valentine Sweetheart, grades four through six; Miss Teen Queen, seventh through ninth grades; and Miss Gulf County Valentine Queen, 10th through 12th grades. For more information contact Gulf County Senior Citizens at 229-8466. Registration for Valentines Day pageant starts

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The Star| B3Thursday, January 24, 2013Star Staff ReportGoodwill Industries of the Big Bend is sponsoring a lodging guest service class next month in Port St. Joe. The class will be 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, Feb. 18-22 at the Goodwill Training Center on U.S. Highway 98 in Port St. Joe. Participants will hear from guest speakers in the hotel industry, tour local hotels, learn about careers in the eld of hospitality, study and practice multiple hospitality positions, learn how to provide excellent guest service through curriculum provided by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, create a resume tailored for the hospitality industry, receive a gold-seal referral from the instructor and earn a certicate of completion. If interested in enrolling in the class, contact Employment Specialist Tandra Burns to reserve a seat by calling 229-1273 or emailing psjctc@ goodwillbigbend.com. Class size is limited to folks are encouraged to call or visit online now. 2nd Annual 2nd Annual Pet Wellness ProgramDr. Hobson Fulmer | Dr. John Duncan187 Highway 98 Eastpoint, FL Open Monday Friday 8-6 PMWe are a full service Veterinary Clinic offering small animal medicine and surgery:Laser Surgery Low cost spay and neuter Monthly heartworm injections (no need for pills) Dentistry with digital x rays Ophthalmology (including glaucoma screening) Dermatology including allergy testing Nutritional counseling and diets Sonograms for internal organ evaluation and cancer screening Complete laboratory facilities Boarding After hours emergency care Highly trained, compassionate, professional sta FREE VACCINATIONS WITH EACH WELLNESS EXAM CALL 8506708306 FOR AN APPOINTMENT APALACHICOLA BAYANIMAL CLINIC YOUR OTHER FAMILY DOCTOR Special to The Star1st Grade all As: Estevan Angel, Jenna Bareld, Bella Canington, Desirae Causey, Samantha Childers, Mary Margaret Farrell, Dawson Fisher, Shauna Flowers, Tanner Fogle, Brandon Heckenlively, Danica Kelly, Madison Othic, Zhyion Quinn, Elyse Williams. 1st Grade As and Bs: Garrett Acree, Shamyra Beachum, Aiden Black, Cody Combow, Chase Dykes, Wake Giffen, Arlena Gleichner, Owen Grantland, Carson Hendricks, Kylie Ingalls, Makenna Kurnitsky, Lance Larry, Landon Lee, Austin OBryan, Luke Pickels, Alivia Randall, Kaylee Schweikert, Kelsie Tomes, Dakota Tousignant, Chase Vandertulip, Jackson Vaughn, Brookelyn White. 2nd Grade all As: Isa Barwick, Cheon Beachum, Maelynn Butler, Walker Chumney, Skylar Clayton, Kaylin Conn, Kira Conn, Charles Davis, Eli Fidler, Jaydon Gant, Chauntia Gathers, Kaydan Haisten, Celeste Hamm, Chase Lanford, Karys Linton, Dane Mallon, Gabriella Price, Hannah Riley, Shanecia Sims, Saylor Tull, Janasia Walker. 2nd Grade As & Bs: Shinah Addison, Austen Bales, Jacob Bibeault, Cameron Brown, Samuel Brown, Jackson Buckner, Madison Burkett, Zachary Burkett, Emily Butler, Alexis Causey, Donovan Cumbie, Marcus Cumbie, Desirae Dew, Nathan Duong, Ian Finch, Alexandria Fountain, Gunner Grogan, Gavin Haddock, Levi Hanlon, Raelynn Hardy, Alex Harper, Damari Johnson, Prince Jones, Jacob Justice, Trinten Lee, Bladen Levins, Precious Longmire, Cole Moore, Lexi Parrish, Kaiden Pitts, Alexis Price, Cedric Rey, Alyson Sheppard, Ricky Sherrill, Kaydence Thomas, Sayla Wade, Addison Watts, Britt White, Caitlin White, Terry Whitlock, Dane Wright, Lajuan Zaccaro. 3rd Grade all As: Elliana Burkett, Shelby Causey, Halston Fulk, Ava Ryan, Megan Saleh. 3rd Grade As & Bs: Trent Antley, Aiden Bolton, Paloma Burgos-Harris, Santana Causey, Chasity Finch, Ricky Forbes-Rosado, Zoe Gerlach, Madelyn Gortemoller, Laura Beth Hill, Porter Hodges, Emily Lacour, Donovan Miniat, Erica Ramsey, Alexandria Thomason, Sarah Beth Thompson, Lily Wockenfuss. 4th Grade all As: Leanna Baumgardner, Allie Godwin, Tyler Guthrie, Mattison Mills Tyrell Patterson, Jack Randall, Caleb Wright. 4th Grade all As and Bs: Austin Ard, Henry Balogh, Savannah Burkett, Lyndsey Butler, Laci Conley, Parker Cornwell, Jacob Davis, Sarah Fidler, Clay Fox, Hailey Harriman, Corbin Ingalls, Lauren Jenkins, Reese Johnston, Kaylee Jones, Ashlen Kyle, Kevin Lacivita, Lanecia Larry, Bryson Lee, Loren Martin, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Terri Rae Phillips, Philip Riley, Alex Strickland, Hannah Tomlinson, Analisa Treglown, Gabi Wood, Tyler Young 5th Grade all As: Jade Cothran, Sean Farnsley, Colton Jones, Bailey Lake, Malena Ramsey, Sara Whiteld 5th Grade all As & Bs: Brandon Barnes, Adison Burkett, Max Cargill, Cheyenne Cole, Patrick Cullen, Tristan Doran, John Austin Gee, Madi Gingell, Kelvin Grifn, Gregory Julius, Zoey Lumley, Caroline Sapp, Rachel Sherman, Hannah Smith, Aaliyah Strickland, Dawson Wood. 6th Grade all As: Hannah Anderson, Caleb Butts, Josh Butts, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Hannah Graziano, Cole Haddock, Delaney Ingalls, Jacob Kennedy, Ana Lacivita. 6th Grade all As & Bs: Trey Bareld, Joel Bogaert, Trey Bowles, Jarrett Browning, Tyler Cornwell, Devin Crews, Jacob Curcie, Cameron Dorman, Victoria Fountain, Jaden Grantland, Angel Heckenlively, Lexi Holland, Isabella Johnston, Katelyn Jones, J.J. Laine, Erin Sinor, Bryce Thomas, Lauren Tomlinson, Jonnolan Treglown.Join us for a Day at SchoolSpecial to The StarCalling all parentsFaith Christian School invites you to join your star student for a Day at School. Watch your child embrace the learning process as FCS teachers engage him or her through inspiring lessons and classroom activities. Check in at the ofce and join your child in his or her daily routine. Stay as long (or as little) as you like. Join your child for lessons, lunch and/or recess. Studies have shown that when parents participate in the educational process of their children, the students success rate is much higher. Jan. 28 through Feb. 1 is your chance to make a difference. If you are interested in enrolling your child at Faith Christian School, this is a great time to evaluate your childs prospective classroom, get to know the staff, and tour the campus. Call 229-6707 or talk to your childs teacher if you would like more information.Gator RoundupSpecial to the StarOn Thursday, Jan. 17, WHS Senior Jessica Smith celebrated another milestone in her high school athletic career. At a ceremony in the WHS Commons, Jessica signed a letter of intent to play softball for the College of Central Florida in Ocala. Jessica received a full scholarship to CCF for two years. The following students will represent Wewahitchka High School in the regional science fair at the FSU-PC campus on Jan. 28-29: Shelby Wood, Cordale Green, McKenna Waters, Kara Zucci and Hunter Bailey. Wewahitchka High School will be administering end-ofcourse exams as required by the Department of Education in Tallahassee on the following dates: U.S. HistoryApril 23; BiologyApril 30; Algebra I May 7; and GeometryMay 14. The end-of-course assessments are computer-based tests designed to measure student achievement of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for specic middle and high school level courses. School NewsPort St. Joe Elementary School second week honor roll fromPort St. Joe Elementary School DOLPHIN NEWS The Lions Tale Goodwill to offer class in hospitality SPECIAL TO THE STAr RFront Row: Stratton Levins, Ashleigh Causey, Rylan Fortune Back Row: Jonah Davis, MaLena Ramsey, JaNasia Walker, Laura Beth HillDazzling Dolphins

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FAITHPage B4 www.starfl.com Finding security in a turbulent world, you have to know where to look. The only place to nd true security, is written in The Book. Many people treat God like a lifeboat, they ignore Him until they need Him. But like a lifeboat when its ignored, when needed He might not save them. God wants us to treat Him like a lifejacket, to wrap-up and buckle ourselves in. This way we can stay a oat in this stormy sea, and be safer, away from sin. Casual religion gives you the illusion of security, you show up maybe three times a year. And probably most of that time, youre wishing you werent there. Some people search for security, through wealth and fame today. Some turn to pleasures, and some just any way. These just nd false security, it matters not where they look. The only place to nd true security is written in The Book. Billy Johnson 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 Dr. Geoffrey Lentz 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 Special to The StarThe story of Oskar Schindlers youngest Holocaust survivor will be presented at 7 p.m. CT Monday, Jan. 28, at Lifetree Caf. The program features a Lifetree exclusive: a lm of Leon Leyson, who was 13 years old when Schindler put him to work in his enamelware factory near Krakow, Poland. Because of his short stature, Leyson stood on a wooden box so he could reach the handles on the machinery. In the Lifetree lm, Leyson describes how the Nazis captured his family members, con ned them in the Jewish ghetto area of Krakow and herded them onto trains bound for concentration camps. Suddenly, I lost my most basic rights, Leyson said. I was hungry all the time and frightened all the time. Leyson describes how Schindler pulled him out of a line bound for the death camps. Schindler named him Little Leyson and showed him favor with extra food rations. After the war, Leyson moved to the United States. He remained quiet about his wartime experience until the release of the Oscarwinning Stephen Spielberg lm Schindlers List. Then Leyson gradually began to tell his story. Lifetrees Thom Schultz, who conducted the exclusive interview, said Leyson revealed portions of his story he had not shared before. Leysons story and his colorful characterization of Oskar Schindler provide a riveting peek into a horri c chapter of history, Schultz said. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual coffeehousetype setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net.Special to The StarSeasoned Women anniversary at Victory TempleVictory Temple First Born Holiness Church Seasoned Women Department will celebrate their anniversary at 7:30 p.m. ET Jan. 25-26. There will be a Saturday Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 26. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.Philadelphia Primitive to honor pastorThe Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church family will honor their pastor, Elder Jessie Hawkins, on his annual appreciation on Jan. 27 with Victory Temple F.B.C. Church at 11 a.m. and at 4 p.m. with Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church from Gretna. Everyone is invited to share this blessed celebration with Magidson familyDear friends: We would like to express our deepest gratitude for the many acts of kindness shown us after the death of Mel Magidson Sr. The cards, phone calls and food prepared meant more than words can express. Your genuine acts of kindness touched us all.Many thanks,The Magidson FamilyThursday, January 24, 2013 Faith BRIEFS Lifetree Caf to feature Schindler survivorThis business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Card of THANKS FUMC of Port St. Joe welcomes new pastorStar Staff ReportFirst United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe welcomes the Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Lentz as its new pastor. Bishop Paul Leeland of the Alabama-West Florida Conference appointed Lentz as pastor on Jan. 1. He moves here from Pensacola, his hometown, with his wife, Elizabeth (Liz), of Tarpon Springs and their two young children. With an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of West Florida, a Masters in Divinity from Duke University and a Doctorate of Ministry from Drew University, he is excited to teach Bible studies and get involved in the local community. Lentz said he is thrilled to share the love of Christ in this beautiful area. The only thing more beautiful than sitting on the parsonage front porch looking out at the bay is standing in the pulpit looking out at such a wonderful congregation, he said. The Book

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, January 24, 2013 $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 e new College of Applied Studies at FSU Panama City was approved by the FSU Board of Trustees in June 2010 and allows the campus to more easily respond to workforce needs in our area. We invite you to support e Campaign for Our Communitys University by helping us build an endowment for tomorrows jobs. Our goal is to establish a $5 million endowment for the College of Applied Studies by 2017, which will allow FSU Panama City to establish student scholarships, implement new degree programs and provide new equipment and technology. To learn how you can support our communitys university, contact Mary Beth Lovingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblovingood@pc.fsu.edu.THECAMPAIGN FOR OUR COMMUNITYS UNIVERSITYEndowment for Tomorrows Jobs LOST/ABANDONED PROPERTY NOTICE TO ALLINTERESTEDPERSONSFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took custody of a 180 foot long steel barge displaying number ATM1003B. The vessel was found lost/abandoned on 12/21/2012 FOUND, next to The White CityBridge on state waters in Gulf County. Pursuant to Florida Statute705, the property will be disposed of unless a claim by the rightful owner or the lien holder is received by 90DAYS AFTER FOUNDDATE. Send claims in writing to: FWC, Division of Law Enforcement,P.O. Box 32040, Panama City, FL 32407. Attention: Webb, FWC-12-OFF-13897. Competitive Yields on FDIC Insured CDs James L. Emerson (Capt. Jim) of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, after a brief illness. Jim was born Dec. 31, 1955. Jim served in the U.S. Army and was the owner of Emersons Heating and Cooling Inc. of Port St. Joe. Jim was an active member of the American Legion Post 116 and served as the First-Vice Commander for 2012. Jim was also an avid supporter of many American Legion fundraisers for the Covenant Hospice and Friends of the Chester C. Sims Veterans Home. In particular he was the main organizer of the Roctoberfest Music Festival held in Port St Joe the past three years to raise funds for these organizations. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the VFW Post 10069 in Highland View, Fla. All friends and family are invited to attend. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to Covenant Hospice of Panama City, Fla., or Friends of the Chester C. Sims Veterans Home in Calloway, Fla., in Jim Emersons name. Jim will always be remembered as Mr. Roctoberfest for his charitable contributions and will be greatly missed by family and many friends.James L. (Capt. Jim) EmersonMrs. Betty Ruth Fleming of Port St. Joe went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the age of 79. Betty Ruth was born June 3, 1933, in Shamrock, Fla., to B.W. (Hoss) and Mrytice Wilder (Mema). Betty Ruth, Grandma to many, was an active member of First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe, Fla., a homemaker like no other. She was very involved in the life of her husband, three children, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Fleming is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Wilder Sr., and brother, Jimmy Wilder. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Bill Fleming of Port St. Joe, Fla.; daughters: Jan Nobles and husband, Teedy, of Port St. Joe, and Ruth Mathews and husband, Tad, of Palmetto, Fla.; a son, Jay Fleming and wife, Diane, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; brother, Walter Wilder; sisters, Louis Parker and husband, Tom, Irene Ramsey and Patsy Hidalgo; sister-in-law, Donna Lee and husband, Bobby, Jadine Ellis and husband, Cliff, and Susan Wilder; brother-in-law Dewey Fleming and, wife Jo; grandchildren: Bobby Nobles and wife, Kim, and Missy Ramsey and husband, Eric, of Port St. Joe, Fla.; Sunny Mathews of Orlando, Fla., Matt Mathews and wife, Megan, and Micah and wife, Stephanie, of Palmetto, Fla., Andrew Fleming and wife, Trena, Amanda Fleming and Alex Fleming of Murfeesboro; great-grandchildren Katie, Austin Rainey Nobles and Erica Ramsey of Port St. Joe, and Lee, Mattison, Maddox, Maybrie and Easton Mathews of Palmetto, Fla. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. ET Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe with the Rev. Howard Browning, the Rev. Buddy Caswell and the Rev. Tad Mathews of ciating. Interment followed at Holly Hill Cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour before the service. The pallbearers are the grandsons. Honorable pallbearers are the deacons of First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe, Fla. Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily. com.Southerland Family Funeral Home 100 E. 19th St. Panama City, FL 32405Betty Ruth FlemingRandall K. Holmes Jr., 41, of San Diego, Calif., passed away in his home on Oct. 24, 2012. He was born at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss., and had lived in various places in the United States, as his father was in the Air Force. He graduated from Bay High School, Panama City, in 1990. He subsequently moved to San Diego, where he later received his college degree. He worked as the San Diego manager of a large security company. He was preceded in death by his father, Randall (Randy) Holmes Sr.; his paternal grandparents, Troy and Willie Glen Holmes of Wewahitchka; and his maternal grandparents, Athan and Estelle Chason of Wewahitchka. Survivors include his mother, Brenda Chason Holmes of Wauchula, Fla., and sister, Heather Holmes of Savannah, Ga. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Jehu Cemetery in Wewahitchka. His ashes will be buried next to his father. Comforter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Randall K. HolmesSept. 12, 1971 Oct. 24, 2012 Mr. John E. Ray of Port St. Joe passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Port St. Joe and served in the Army during Viet Nam, where he was awarded received a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. After his discharge from the service, he worked for St. Joe Telephone & Telegraph and later Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative. John was a member of St. James Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife, Maggie Ray, of Port St. Joe; two sons, John JJ Ray and wife, Shannan, and Travis Ray; two grandchildren, Arabella and Evelyn Ray, all of Port St. Joe; sisters and brothers, Ellen Kyser, Zola Taylor, Minneola Duray, Albert Ray, Vivian Thompson, Richard Ray, Lola Mondy and Don Ray; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Those who wish may make donations to St. James Episcopal Church, 800 22nd St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 in Johns memory. A memorial services was held at 11 a.m. ET Saturday, Jan. 18, 2013, at St. James Episcopal Church. There was visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church before the service. John E. RayJoseph Coy Tucker, 68, of Wewahitchka, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Blountstown. He was a lifelong resident of this area and worked as a carpenter. Survivors include his daughter, Ladonna Whit eld and husband, Mike, Joe Tucker and Chris Batson; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brother and sisters, Freddie Tucker, Mariea Whit eld and husband, John, and Cora Adkison; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family extends a special acknowledgment to his family at River Valley Rehabilitation Center. Graveside funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. CT Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Cypress Creek Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Dallas Presley. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.Joseph Coy TuckerWillie Byron Humphrey, age 59, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at his home in Palm Harbor, Fla. Born in Port St. Joe, Fla., on June 11, 1953, to the late Bill and Norma Humphrey, formerly of Port St. Joe, Fla., Byron had a spark for life and never met a stranger. He was retired and had enjoyed shing and photography. He was a graduate of Port St. Joe High School, class of 1971, and a USAF retired Veteran. Left behind to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Erin Hannigan Humphrey; sons Joseph Humphrey (Indiana), Patrick Humphrey (Palm Harbor) and Shawn Brining (Ohio); four grandchildren, Adaline, Zachary, Jessica and Dylan; brother Allen Humphrey (deceased); and sister Sheila Humphrey Pickett and her husband, Ricky (Georgia). He leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. ET Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe, Fla. Willie Byron Humphrey WILLIE BYRON HUMPHREY Obituaries FIND IT ONLINEView obituaries and leave a message in the guest book at www.star .com.

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, January 24, 2013 Trades & Services GET YOUR AD IN227-7847TODAY!CALL GETYOURADIN CALLTODAY! 227-7847 229-1324 PROFESSIONAL FLOOR CARE, INC.Residential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery CleaningServing the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning RVs Cars Trucks Vans 24 Hour Emergency Water Extraction J.J.s Tree Service, LLC Stump Grinder Licensed & Insured Call John : (850) 899-8432 bobgilbert54@gmail.com GET YOUR AD IN!227-7847CALL TODAY! Enter NowTo win $500! 2nd Annual 2nd Annual 2084409 :___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ February 5TH, 2013Register at any St. George Island vacation rental company. For more information, contact Sometimes its Hotter at (850)927-5039 or visit www.sgisnowbirds.com Rafe Run Education Center State Park Nature Walk Lighthouse Climb Lighthouse Museum Info Sessions Happy Hour & Dinner Bingo Trivia ANSWERHungry Howies on Highway 98the Bahamas, his love of the water once again became his mistress. He moved back to Vero Beach, sold his belonging and, as he put it, jumped off the cliff and established his nonpro t Mother Ocean. The mission of the nonpro t is to create, inspire and empower ocean advocates worldwide, Riney said. I hope, with the years worth of paddling, we can raise a mass amount of awareness so people can learn to respect and appreciate these waterways. We want to make sure these waterways are here 500 years from now. Riney, though, said he is one among many. A greater goal is to use the latest technology and social media to create a network of ocean advocates around the globe, both engaging a younger generation and broadening awareness. In bringing awareness to his nonpro t and its goal, Expedition Florida 500 was a perfect t. Rineys project is a signature project for the celebration sponsored by the Florida Department of State, and it also receives logistical support from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. What an amazing platform this is to raise awareness about the waters of Florida and to raise awareness of my (nonpro t), Riney said. Panama City Beach resident Gabriel Gray, owner of Walkin on Water Paddle Boards, joined Rineys conservation movement last year, accompanying him on a number of conservation paddles throughout the state to prepare for the upcoming expedition. Riney completed six conservation paddles to train and raise awareness for the cause, through the St. Johns River, Apalachicola River, Kissimmee River, Indian River Lagoon, Everglades and Florida Keys. They learned the environment and worked out the kinks for the project ahead of time. The two unique elements of the project are one this is happening in real time, Riney said, noting daily postings to the Expedition Florida 500 Facebook page. It is tangible; people can connect to it. The second, we really want people to come out and paddle with us. We welcome paddlers of all shapes and sizes. They can see our passion, feel the passion and take that passion home with them. My goal is to engage as many people as possible. COURTESY OF JUSTIN RINEYJustin Riney paddleboards his way through Bay County.We want to drive home the point how beautiful we have it in Florida and how precious the natural environment in Florida is.Justin Riney founder, Mother Ocean CONSERVATION from page B1

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, January 24, 2013 The Star | B7 89830S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 232010CA000425XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD A. ANDERSON, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated January 3rd, 2013, and entered in Case No. 232010CA000425XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and RICHARD A. ANDERSON; DEBRA K. ANDERSON; WETAPPO PRESERVE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTERST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Gulf County, Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port Saint Joe, Florida 32457 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. ET on the 7th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 18, WETAPPO SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 36-42 IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 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 at Port Saint Joe, Florida, on January 4th, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk, Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO Box 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Phone: (954)564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.c om Jan 17, 24, 2013 89832S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 232011CA00283XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. AAA PROPERTIES, LLC.; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated January 3rd, 2013, and entered in Case No. 232011CA00283XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and AAA PROPERTIES, LLC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Gulf County, Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port Saint Joe, Florida 32457 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. ET on the 7th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 34 OF VILLA DEL SOL, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE(S) 44-45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 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 at Port Saint Joe, Florida, on January 4th, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk, Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO Box 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Phone: (954)564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.c om Jan 17, 24, 2013 89834S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 232010CA000095XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MUBEEN DARJI, RAFIQ DARJI, MARNIES ISLAND PRESERVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1 UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated January 3rd, 2013, and entered in Case No. 232010CA000095XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and MUBEEN DARJI, RAFIQ DARJI, MARNIES ISLAND PRESERVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1 UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Gulf County, Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port Saint Joe, Florida 32457 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. ET on the 7th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT ONE (1), BLOCK A, MARNIE ISLAND PRESERVE, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 22 & 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 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 at Port Saint Joe, Florida, on January 4th, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk, Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO Box 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Phone: (954)564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.c om Jan 17, 24, 2013 91803S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000429 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. ARION J. WARD; DEBBIE Y. WARD; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed December 14, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000429 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Front Lobby, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 7th day of February, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: All that certain parcel of land situate in the County of Gulf and State of Florida, being known and designated as Lot 19, and Lot 21, Block 1020, Unit 3, of the Millview Addition to the City of Port St. Joe, Florida according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 53 of the public records of Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Attorney for Plaintiff: Charles P Gufford, Esq. FL Bar No. 0604615 McCalla Raymer, LLC 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660 Orlando, FL 32801 Ph: (407) 974-1850 Fax: (321) 248-0420 Email: MRService@ mccallaraymer.com January 24, 31, 2013 89896S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 12-01PR IN RE: ESTATE OF AGNES HANSEN PARKER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Agnes Hansen Parker, deceased, whose date of death was July 8, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 17, 2013. Personal Representative: Clifton Osborne 273 Settlers Ridge Rd. Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Mel C. Magidson, Jr. Attorney for Clifton Osborne FL Bar No: 261629 528 6th St. P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 227 7800 Fax: (850) 227 7878 E-Mail: mmagidson @gtcom.net January 17, 24, 2013 91811S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, will on February 7, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statues, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real property situated in Gulf County, Florida: REAL PROPERTY PARCEL A1 COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER C-30A WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF HALL STREET AS PER THE RECORDED PLAT OF MONEY BAYOU SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 28 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 107.14 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID LINE AND SAID RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 39.25 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 01 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST 141.99 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST 117.79 FEET TO a ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 44.72 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THEN NORTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 265.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.25 ACRES MORE OR LESS. AND ALSO PARCEL A2 COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER C-30A WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF HALL STREET AS PER THE RECORDED PLAT OF MONEY BAYOU SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 28 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY AS FOLLOWS SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 107.14 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 39.25 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 10.06 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 50.71 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST 135.31 TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 27 SECONDS WEST 52.26 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST 140.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.16 ACRES MORE OR LESS. TOGETHER WITH A 5 FOOT WIDE PEDESTRIAN EASEMENT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBES AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER C-30A WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF HALL STREET AS PER THE RECORDED PLAT OF MONEY BAYOU SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 28 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ALONG SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 82 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 107.14 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST 265.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST 5.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST 398.49 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATERLINE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID WATERLINE NORTH 87 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST 5.00 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID WATERLINE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 398.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Personal Property Together with all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, all water and riparian rights, ditches, and water stock and all existing and future improvements, structures, fixtures, and replacements that may now, or all any time in the future, be part of the real estate described above (all referred to as Property). pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and Order on Report and Recommendation on Motion for Summary Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MELISSA BURGESS WALDEN; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; and STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; and any unknown heirs of PHILIP M. WALDEN, JR. or, any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of PHILIP M. WALDEN, JR, deceased, Defendants. and the docket number of which is 2012-CA000106. 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 with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. In accordance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the undersigned not later than seven days prior to the proceeding to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 7th day of January, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk January 17, 24, 2013 91825S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00476 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES, 2006-4 Plaintiff, vs. ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SARA M. ANTLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 7th day of January, 2013, and entered in Case No. 08-00476, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4 is the Plaintiff and ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SARA M. ANTLEY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 7th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 10, AND 12, BLOCK 56, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 9th day of January, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 800-441-2439 January 17, 24, 2013 91929S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 12-49-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF ROY ALLEN HOLYFIELD Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of ROY ALLEN HOLYFIELD, deceased, whose date of death was July 30, 91877S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-202CA FLINT RIVER NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE P. HAMM; and SURFSIDE ESTATE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure after Default dated January 7, 2013, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00 a.m., EST, on March 7, 2013, the following described property: Lot 18, Surfside Estates II, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 46 and 47, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: January 10, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Courts By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk January 17, 24, 2013 91905S PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given The Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a meeting on January 24, 2013. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time at the City Hall, Commission Meeting Room, 9 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Amy Paulk at (850) 415-1040 or apaulk@gc-inc.com. January 24, 2013

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B8| The Star Thursday, January 24, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 1997 Dodge 3500Weather Guard, Tool Boxes, Ladder Rack, Fifth Wheel Hitch, Heavy Duty Front Bumper With Brush Guard. Needs Minor Work. $3000.00 OBO FOR SALE BY OWNER 850-258-4691 If youre ready to move and overflowing with stuff Classified can help you store it or sell it! ManySelling ABSOLUTE! AUCTIONS AuctionFDIC.com AL-GA-FL-SCFebruary23-March2RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL DEVELOPERLOTS-LANDNoBuyersPremium|5%DownPayment $2,500CashiersChecktoBid BrokersProtectedH&MCQ1035357,AB110;B.G.Hudson,Jr.,BK3006464,AU230 866.509.44733532994 RENTALS3 BR 3 BA UNFURNISHED CONDO LONG TERM, POOL............................$850 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSEFL ROOM, FENCED YARD, GARAGE ...$775 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APT NEW PAINT, SMALL PORCH .............$375 3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APT WEEKLY OR MONTHLY, INC UTILITIES 3 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED DUPLEX DOWNTOWN CARRABELLE ..............$600 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS REPRESENTATIVES will be at the GULF COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 am 1 pm EST accepting applications for numerous open positions.We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive bene t package including Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses.EOE/Drug Free WorkplaceEASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE! OFFICE CLEANER NEEDED for The Star & Apalachicola/Carrabelle Times Newspaper. Every other week after 5:00 p.m. JOB DUTIES INCLUDE: Sweep & Mop oor Clean Bathroom Empty & Take out Trash Light Dusting For The Star, Call Kari: 227.7847 For The Times, Call Gail: 653.6853 Baileys Crab Houseis NOW HIRINGCooks Servers Dishwashers Shuckers Buss BoyCall: Toye Roberts (850) 258.4691 or Email: toye6158@yahoo.com Cape San Blas 2 BR/2BA, $1,400.00 mo., unfurn,. 1 yr. lease. 850-370-6007 WEWA: 2bdrm, 1bath, CH&A. $400/mo + $400 dep. RVs for Rent850-639-5721 Wewa Lot 3, wooded lot, great campsite or for home, Paid &17k, Best Deal ever $9k. No owner financing. (850) 348-6606/ or janice50 griffin@yahoo.com St George IslandBeach Front 3 Br, 2 Ba $1500 mo + $1500 deposit. Call Pets upon approval 816-698-2405 Mexico Beach 2 Story duplex, both units available, new appliances, fully furnished, 2 br, 1 ba, top story $800 mo, bottom unit $700 mo. 1st & last, yrly lease, small pets ok. (229) 322-5652 Install/Maint/RepairLine TechnicianGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for two positions of Line Technician at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Friday, February 1, 2013. For more information visit our website at www .gcec.com Equal Opportunity Employer. Web ID#: 34238868 Text FL38868 to 56654 Install/Maint/RepairWater TechnicianGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for position of Water Technician at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Friday, February 1, 2013. For more information visit our website at www .gcec.com Equal Opportunity Employer. Web ID#: 34238862 Text FL38862 to 56654 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting applications for aFull-time Front Desk ClerkOffice experience, computer skills & good customer service skills required. Great benefits, weekend work required. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting applications for aFT Check-In ClerkExperience handling money helpful. Must have reliable transportation. Quick learnerFT ReservationistPrior sales exp preferred. Attentive to details & follow-up.Maint Office Asst4 days/wk. Team player, attentive to detail & good follow-up skills. These great jobs on SGI require excellent customer service & computer skills, good spelling & grammar, and weekend work. Prior office exp preferred. Great benefits pkg. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr St. George Island Install/Maint/RepairLicensed ElectricianGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for position of Licensed Electrician at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Friday, February 1, 2013. For more information visit our website at www .gcec.com Equal Opportunity Employer. Web ID#: 34238869 Text FL38869 to 56654 Cues Furniture NEW queen size mattresses. $189, Twin Size $89 New 6 Peice Bedroom set. $799 Open Mon Sat, 10am -5pm (850) 639-2343 or (850) 639-3512. Text FL37495 to 56654 Port Saint Joe 1017 Marvin Ave, Thursday Saturday, January 2426, 8 am to 3 pm. Lots of Good Stuff! BargainsNew Merchandise Liquidation Store, In Hickory Plaza, Prices 25-75% Below Retail! Mention Ad for Additional 10% OFF! 414 S. Tyndall Pkwy850-215-2755 Bldg Const/Skill TradeProject Manager/ EstimatorExperienced Commercial Construction PM /Estimator in Tallahassee area. Salary & benefits. Submit resume or application to tallahassee construction.o pportunity@hotmail.com or mail to: OPPORTUNITY 1400 Village Square Blvd. Ste 3-179 Tallahassee, FL 32312 Web ID# 34238895 Text FL38895 to 56654 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020 2012 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 24, 2013. Personal Representative: Maureen Holyfield 2815 CR 381 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 January 24, 31, 2013 91989S PUBLIC NOTICE The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency is seeking proposals from qualified companies to manufacture 75 vinyl banners using ownerprovided art. Sealed bids must be received, hard copy only, by 1 PM on Friday, February 8, 2013. Bids may be mailed or delivered in person to Gail Alsobrook, Executive Director, Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency, 150 Captain Freds Place Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The complete RFP and bid form are available at www.psjra.com. 850-229-6899. January 24, 2013 92021S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE NOTICE OF SOLICITATION REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) for Professional-Quality Film Documentary of the Rescue and Relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse RFQ 2013-01 Notice is hereby given that the City of Port St. Joe, FL is seeking Proposals of Qualification for qualified entities to produce a professionalquality video documentary of the rescue and relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Experience in all phases of motion picture production, television and/or movies is preferred. Submissions should include the following: 1. Resume 2. Membership in Professional Organizations 3. Description of Approach: Up to two pages describing the typical approach to projects similar to this one. 4. Team Expertise: Brief description of general qualifications, the multi-disciplinary nature of the team assembled for this project, specific evidence of relevant experience, and a listing of key personnel that would be available to work on this project. 5. Work Sample: Provide a sample reel. RFQ details are on file at the Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, and on the Citys website at www. cityofportstjoe.com. Proposals of Qualification will be evaluated by the Port St Joe City Manager and the City Commission. The City retains the right to reject any or all proposals. Please submit Three (3) copies to: Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk The City of Port St. Joe P.O. Box 278 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 All Submissions must be clearly marked Film Documentary of the Rescue and Relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse City Auditor/ Clerk at City Hall by 3:00 pm EST on Friday, February 8, 2013. January 24, 31, 2013 92019S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2013-01 The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified and properly licensed company or corporation interested in providing construction services for the following project: US-98 LANDSCAPING -North Port St. Joe Gateway Project is located in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida and consists of NEW LANDSCAPING AND IRRIGATION on US-98. Bids will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on Friday, February 8, 2013. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, February 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidders name, address, date and time of opening, and bid number for US-98 Landscaping -North Port St. Joe Gateway. The complete Bid So*Adopt*:Doting dad, stay at home mom (&puppies) excited to give your baby everything! *Expenses Paid* *Bob & Maria* FKBar42311 1800-522-0045 Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepet sitting.com Found: Small dog in Kinard Area Please contact 850-227-4321 to identify and claim. licitation, Plans and Specifications can be downloaded from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment website at www.PSJRA.com. January 24, 31, 2013