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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: 02-21-2013
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Thursday, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 Turns out the typical visitor to Gulf County looks a lot like those who choose to make the county home. The Gulf County Tourist Development Council throughout the past six months undertook a series of research studies to assess those who choose the county as a destination getaway. How often? From where? To do what? That research came to dovetailing conclusions when compared to the demographics of those who call the county home there is distaste for traf c and crowds; water and sunsets are at the center of activity; relaxation and a laid-back lifestyle are primary attractions. It is great to have a visitor pro le that matches our community pro le, said TDC executive director Jennifer Jenkins. It is a great opportunity. Its a great community. I took away that we have an avid, loyal visitor, we know a lot more about who they are, we know where we need to go and we know that our visitors are very passionate. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com There were plenty of positives discussed during last weeks Port of Port St. Joe Authority meeting, but the cloud looming over the port moves closer. Port attorney Tom Gibson told the Port Authority board that hearings had been set for early March to hear arguments in the foreclosure case being brought by Capital City Bank. The bank is seeking to foreclose on the ports parcel that is adjacent to the Intracoastal Canal and contains the ports barge bulkhead and uplands improvements. The bank holds a mortgage in excess of $4 million on the property which is not part of the Arizona Chemical land the Port Authority owns free and clear and has pursued foreclosure after negotiations on a new payment plan broke down. The Port Authority is effectively currently operating without revenue and has not made a payment on the mortgage in more than a year. Capital City Bank, Gibson said, would be seeking a summary judgment in its favor, allowing it to take possession of the land without a hearing. A summary judgment, Gibson said, would be awarded if a Gulf County Circuit Court Judge nds no issues of fact. Our aim is to avoid a summary judgment against us, Gibson said. We are hoping the judge will nd issues of fact which sets up for a trial. A trial would likely be months away. The Port Authority will also argue for a summary judgment, contending that entering into a mortgage for public land without a voter referendum was not a proper use of its power by the Port Authority, Gibson said. He added that the odds of such an argument carrying the day were not high. While that legal battle is waged, the Port Authority is moving ahead on an update of the Port of Port St. Joe master plan. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com On Tuesday, Feb. 12, soldier Terry Thompson returned home to Port St. Joe from active duty in Afghanistan. Thompson was honored by the members of the John C. Gainous Post No. 10069 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars where he received a thank you letter from Rodney Herring, a certificate of honor and a lifetime VFW membership from Commander of the Post, Rick Armstrong. I love what I do, said Thompson as he smiled and shook hands with members prior to the ceremony. Thompson, a specialist with the 781st Alpha Company, 117th Combat Support Sustaining Battalion No. 117, will relax at home for a few days before deploying to his next base in Alabama where he plans to attend college while simultaneously continuing to serve. The John C. Gainous VFW Post 10069 is located in Highland View and invites all qualied combat veterans to visit the Post and apply for membership. The Post is open every day and meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Terry Thompson receives a thank you letter and certi cate of honor from Rodney Herring. He also received a lifetime VFW memebership. WES LOCHER| The Star Soldier returns from Afghanistan 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 Opinion . . . . . A4-A5 Letters to the Editor . . . A5 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 School News . . . . . B3 Faith . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . B4 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 19 Kids share Valentines Day love with local dogs B1 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com If only the ensuing steps will be as easy. Port St. Joe city commissioners on Tuesday approved appointing Preble Rish Engineers as the project manager for the move of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse into the city at a location determined during planning for a new bay front park. Preble Rish is the citys engineers of record, operating by state statute under a continuing contract. City attorney Tom Gibson said commissioners could simply add language to that contract to include oversight of the lighthouse relocation. Commissioners also rescinded a Request for Quali cations for a project manager for the relocation, which was seen as the rst step forward in the process. Mayor Mel Magidson said the engineering rm had offered to act as the project manager. The company would not charge any fees for its role, Magidson said. They are local, they are civil engineers, they would not charge, Magidson said. This could save the city a good bit of money. However, Preble Rish would not be able to fund beyond the basics such as initial engineering, inspection and establishing a timeline and ensuring adherence. The physical move of the lighthouse would still require funding and bidding for services. It would not change the need for expertise in other areas, Magidson said. Commissioner Bill Kennedy said he thought the idea a good one, saying that civil engineering understanding soil, water tables, wetlands, etc. would serve as a foundation for the relocation in any case. Some reservations were expressed by Commissioner Rex Buzzett. City taps rm to manage lighthouse move Preble Rish Engineers not charging fees for its services See LIGHTHOUSE A10 Port Authority to face foreclosure hearings in March See PORT AUTHORITY A10 GULF COUNTY WISH YOU WERE HERE TDC studies visitors to the area for future marketing By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com See TDC A3

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, February 21, 2013 The results of a multi-layered study of the local tourism market was approved by TDC board and Board of County Commissioners last year. Jenkins said such a research of the visitors who come to Gulf County had never been undertaken and was essential for future marketing programs and outreach. My main goal was to identify the pro le of the loyal visitor and the markets that were emerging, Jenkins said. I was trying to get a sense of the brand. We wanted to test drive the brand. These were things we had to do, but it really worked out well. They (researchers) delivered more than I expected. They came in respectfully and their procedures brought all this out. The research had four distinct components and were, Jenkins said, unaided in the sense that no questions were crafted for the rst phase and results helped feed subsequent phases of the research. One involved social listening to responses sent out to 21,000 subscribers to the TDC e-newsletter. Jenkins noted those subscribers are a loyal bunch, with few opting out of the survey. Lengthy interviews were conducted with those identi ed by TDC stakeholders as loyal visitors, those who return again and again to Gulf County. There were also visitor opinion surveys and extensive interviews with stakeholders, not just the bed tax collectors but also restaurants and other businesses with a bottom line linked to tourism. The results from the four provided an overlay of what the Gulf County tourist market looks like. That market is one comprised typically of married couples who tend to be ages 35-64, with a near majority landing in the 50-64 age range. They typically travel with signi cant others, plan their vacations in advance, have some college and a whopping 92 percent drive to Gulf County. Jenkins noted a signi cant number: while 52 percent say they travel with their children, just 30 percent attest to having children in the household suggesting that 22 percent are traveling with adult children, adding to the legacy of a trip to Gulf County. A majority of visitors hail from the South particularly Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee and have household incomes that land in the middle to upper class. However, the area also draws a strong Midwest component Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota and those visitors tend to be in higher income brackets, slightly younger and more long-range planners than visitors from the South. That Midwest corridor is strong, Jenkins said. Nearly 90 percent of visitors identify themselves as living in suburban or rural areas. One of the more surprising ndings in the research is that shing is not the beall and end-all for visitors in Gulf County. Among those visitors who responded to surveys, the percentage who described themselves as shermen/ women were outnumbered by those who identify themselves as explorers and outdoorspeople, planners or someone seeking solitude. Among those surveyed who said they brought a toy along for outdoor play, those who answered boat were behind those who brought their bicycle or kayak. That was surprising to our stakeholders, Jenkins said. But what it was says to me is that I can wrap up my message on shing into water activities. The visitor who comes to Gulf County does so knowing the beaches are clean, are keen on smart growth, enjoy the beaches being pet friendly and are looking for an escape. They want no major changes. One of the more telling aspects of the survey came with tag clouds outlining the emotional and descriptive words visitors think of when thinking of Gulf County. A brand needs to have an emotional connection, Jenkins said. Those tag clouds include words such as pristine, quiet, uncrowded, laid back, friendly, fun, peaceful, beautiful, wonderful, serene and natural. There was scant concern about rainy days about the only suggestion for additions was a theater with the writer adding that it is not a problem. Rain was just liquid sunshine, another said. (In Destin) Beer is warm when you get home from the convenience store because the traf c is so bad, one visitor wrote. Another wrote, Its the pace no traf c, cars, planes or anything. I love to get up and just have coffee with the sunrise. Theres nothing man can make thats better than what God did (on Cape San Blas). You dont ever want to go home. I havent ever found a place like it. There are opportunities. For example, 32 percent of visitors to Gulf County said they stayed in Mexico Beach. That is a great opportunity for us to differentiate, Jenkins said. While visitors know Gulf County beaches will not be crowded and will be clean, visitors associated Mexico Beach with more crowded beaches and more growth. Those who are not even aware of Gulf County and all it offers provided another opportunity for growth, Jenkins said, particularly during the winter months when tourism is consistently down compared to summer, fall and spring, the survey indicated. We can do something more for snowbirds, Jenkins said. These opportunities will become the basis of my communication and my messaging. This will guide it. I can understand my medium and how I deliver my message. You use this and write your brand story and you tell about your brand. Jenkins said she envisioned taking the research and writing that story and that story becoming the hub on the wheel for partners, selling Gulf County and its charms. We have a great opportunity to work together, Jenkins said. This is not just quantitative, its qualitative and its emotional. I am humbled. 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Recently I was ipping through the channels and I came across the movie, Cool Hand Luke. It was past 10 p.m. and the movie was just starting. I remember watching it with my Daddy many times, therefore I had to stay up and watch it again for old times sake. The movie starring Paul Newman has a lot of memorable quotes and some really good music. Though it was made in 1967, you can still nd it on television quite a bit. In the movie, Paul Newman plays the part of Luke, a cool, opinionated gutsy prisoner on a chain gang in the Deep South. The line that most folks remember from the movie is when the Prison Captain, played by Strother Martin, tells Luke, What weve got here is failure to communicate. At the end of the movie, Luke says it back to the Captain just before he is shot (facing recapture). Unfortunately, I would experience failure to communicate the next day when I visited my local DMV in my home state of Virginia. My task was pretty simple, but I knew going in that I was going to have problems. My simple task was to get license plates for a car. The problem was my drivers license was expired. Now, how Im walking around with an expired drivers license is another story. More than two months previous, in November, I had gone into the DMV to get my new drivers license, I remembered the day well it was my birthday. I took the day off to take care of some things including getting an inspection sticker for my car and a couple of new tires. I bought the tires from a Used Tire place. The fellow who worked there was very nice, letting me come back and pay him later in the day because his credit card machine wasnt working. He had a lot of tattoos and not many teeth. I liked him. Before going to the DMV, I had stopped and bought a Mallo Cup which had a 50 coin in it. You have to be a Mallo Cup fan to know that they still put cardboard coins in the package with the candy. It was my 50th birthday, so I remembered it. Originally, it took about an hour to get to the counter at the DMV to get my license, but I enjoyed the time and people watching because I wasnt in a hurry. Watching folks in the DMV, you kind of understand the way things are now, as opposed to the way they used to be. The lady took my picture and my money and told me, You should receive your new license in the mail in seven to ten business days. A couple of weeks later, my new drivers license still hadnt shown up. Figuring it would show up while I was away for the Christmas holidays, I didnt worry about it. I had a piece of paper saying it was on the way that was good for 30 days or so. A month passed and I still hadnt gotten my license. I called the DMV hotline and got a nice lady named Donna who didnt really believe me, and told me my license was mailed on Dec. 2. She assured me that she would note it as lost and put in a request for another license to be mailed out to me. So I waited another couple of weeks and still nothing. Again, I decided that I should wait longer before calling again. However, it was getting kind of frustrating because folks who want to see your drivers license at stores and airports tell you, Your license is expired! About two months had passed since my original visit to get my license renewed and it still hadnt arrived in the mail. Needing the new tags for my car, I headed out to the DMV knowing this was going to be trouble. Our DMV has a system of hoops you jump through before you get to actually do what you need to do. The rst person you talk to is a lady at a check in desk who asks why you are there. When she asked me, I simply told her I was there to get a tag for my car. What a mixed message. The Board of County Commissioners decided to restore the Economic Development Council last week in a narrowly-divided vote. This came after the BOCC voted last month to bring the EDC back under its umbrella, in large part because they were fatigued by spending taxpayer money for what they believed were few results. And at the same meeting last week, despite restoring the EDC, commissioners voted to approve leaving one potential project in the hands of the county administrator and permitted him to hire a consultant for the project. In short, the BOCC spent even more taxpayer money on economic development, with few parameters as far as scope of services or payment. They did so despite having an EDC director identi ed during a nationwide search and who appears to have all the skill set. They also ignored the port director, who has been working on a volunteer basis for nearly a year, even though what is known about this potential project is it involves the Intracoastal Canal. Instead of making do with the resources available, as county commissioners love to tell the school district, the cities and others, commissioners decided to tap taxpayers once again. They actually double-dipped when they approved the county administrator moving forward on lling a position that would serve as a jack-of-all-trades under the administrator and other key department heads public works, emergency management headed toward retirement. Broad job speci cations, where there were any, salary to be determined, just add another administrative position. And critics think the school district is top heavy? The county makes the school district appear penurious. This position would be created and lled despite the fact that commissioners transformed the county jailer position into a deputy administrator position a few years back, paid appropriately, and the supervisor of human resources also identi es himself as a deputy administrator. How is that bringing ef ciency to government, as Commissioner Warren Yeager argued last week? And what is the plan? If this is a plan of succession for key staff in the coming years, there are other ways to go about it. The county advertised nationally for a Tourist Development Council director. The county advertised nationally not once but twice for an EDC director. Commissioners arent going to search, with the aid of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board as in the recent past, to replace the long-time county administrator? The Public Works position wont be lled after a search for the bestcredentialed candidate? If this is a move-betweendepartments position, this is the baseball version of a utility player. Not ready for succession to full time but capable in a pinch of lling in admirably. But this individual is supposed to provide assistance across disparate departments? Exactly what is the ef ciency? The county administrator could also be helped in the short term by having this economic development project taken off his hands. Not much is known the county administrator adhering to the same con dentiality provisions that have driven the county commissioners batty in the past. But enough is known to know this is a project for the EDC and its new board, it is a project that requires the input of the port director and it sure does not need the county to expend additional funds on a consultant to perform duties that at this time are unclear. This is the sort of thing discussed last week when Commissioner Joanna Bryan talked of the countys many stops and starts in differing directions when it came to economic development. How the lack of a consistent message and messenger was hurting the county. By the end of last weeks meeting there remained two individuals as point of contact on economic development in the county, the EDC director and the county administrator. And the county administrator does not have the expertise for anything remotely port related. Every member of the Port Authority, even folks with state agencies for transportation and economic development defer to the port director when it comes to the Port of Port St. Joe. One also cant help but wonder how a project that involves signi cant acreage along the Intracoastal Canal might impact the expansion of Eastern Shipbuilding to Gulf County. Is the St. Joe Company aware of this project? Is its engaged partner, the Bank of Montreal? Is Eastern Shipbuilding Group? If the answer to any one of those questions is no, county commissioners have a potential problem on their hands because there is a lot invested, by a number of parties including the BOCC, to bring ESG to Gulf County. Any action that impacts that project negatively is an issue. A real kicker is the lack of transparency and accountability involved. The BOCC created two positions without the remotest of Request for Quali cations or Proposals, without any true idea of how much it would cost taxpayers. They did so without either item appearing on the agenda. The EDC discussion was there, but the county administrator broached creating these two positions under Staff Business. Only commissioners were privy to information in advance. This comes at a time when commissioners are slowly edging their way to bringing clarity and transparency to their agenda. At least Reckon vanilla extract needs a spokesman? Keyboard KLATTERINGS Failure to communicate Following the dollars TIM CROFT Star news editor Did you see the uproar over Taylor Swift recently inking a deal to be a spokesperson for Diet Coke? Im scratching my head over this one. An enterprising (and talented) young American signs an agreement to hawk a soft drink for a little extra cash and a certain contingent of nutritionist and a selected few guardians of extra poundage rise up out of the woodwork to protest. What happened to the land of opportunity? I dont know Taylor Swift from Adams housecat. I cant tell you one song she sings. I could not pick her out of a line up of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Beyonce. Listen, Ive got running shoes older than Taylor Swift! Ive heard just enough of her to know that, despite any claims to the contrary, she is not a country singer. I dont care how she is advertised or promoted! Loretta Lynn to this day gets a hint of a c in there as she pronounces here..as in that line from her autobiographical standard, Not much left but the oor, nothing lives cheer anymore.. Now folks, thats country! You should aseen the hairdo Tammy Wynette was sporting when she rst moved to Nashville in 1966; it screamed country even before she opened her mouth. And bless her heart, the late Kitty Wells would make Loretta and Tammy both seem like they were born in New York City! Im not defending Taylor Swift today because shes young or beautiful or my kind of singer. Im just musing over the fact that some folks have got to put their negative two cents worth in sometimes where it doesnt belong. These naysayers claim that the popularity that Miss, or Mrs., (I dont keep up with that stuff) Swift has among young teenagers will cause them to drink more sodas thereby adding to the already raging obesity among the youth of America today. They added statistics with graphs and charts to aid their viewpoint. Have we gone completely bonkers in this country? Wed never heard of Diet Coke in 1957. Me and Ricky and Yogi would drink a sugar laden Root Beer over on the front steps of Woodrow Kennons Grocery Store and then run up and play for an hour on the World War I cannon guarding the square. Wed then high-tail it down to the big ditch below our house and swing across the water on grape vines. Wed spend the afternoon playing baseball way out at that eld across from the Pajama Factory. Wed race like the Devil was after us to get home before the sundown curfew. We ended most everyday a whole lot thinner than we started it. Dont blame the cola if youre going to sit on the couch for hours on end and watch Howdy Dowdy. Listen, you can get fat eating carrots and English peas if you dont know when to stop! It might behoove our young generation to worry less about their calorie intake and spend more time hand walking the World War I cannon. How about a good game of kick the can or hide and go seek? Plus, do we really believe Robert Wagner has a reverse mortgage on his personal home? Sam Elliot is as rugged as all get out and one of the most likeable actors around, but does that mean he actually drives a Dodge Ram? I have a pretty good idea of Whats in Alec Baldwins wallet since he started doing those Capital One commercials! Leon would say, Theyre just in it for the money. I dont wear English Leather. I had a girlfriend once that insisted I would be more attractive to her if Id splash a little on before we went to the dance over at the National Guard Armory in Lexington. It smelled like a cross between dead lilacs and prune juice to me! I stuck with a touch of Vanilla Extract along each sideburn. I wasnt about to put some foreign substance all over my face and body. But lets not kid each other here; if the English Leather people showed up and said, Hey Kes, well pay you a million dollars to get on TV and promote our cologne, Id sign on any dotted line they pointed to! Id pour that stuff in my hair, my eyes, I bathe in it shoot, Id drink it for that kind of money! Id proclaim English Leather to the rooftops! I wouldnt care how many lilacs or prunes were killed in the making of the commercial. You think those Taylor Swift critics wouldnt do the exact same thing if given the chance? People, young and old, have some responsibility as they watch any promotion, read any ad, mull over an infomercial or decide between Crest or Colgate. Isnt it written on Mt. Rushmore or somewhere, Let the buyer beware? Lets leave Taylor Swift alone. If she can command the extra money, good for her! Im not going to rush out and buy her records or CDs or videos. She just doesnt appeal to me as an entertainer. I believe I will, however, go out and have myself a Diet Coke to celebrate her good fortune. Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard OPINION www.starfl.com Thursday, February 21, 2013 A Page 4 Section See KLATTERINGS A5 See CRANKS A5

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She was nice and gave me a form and asked for my drivers license. I gave her my expired license. She looked at it and said, Your license is expired! I said, Yes Maam, I came in back in November to get it renewed and it never came in the mail. She gave me another form to get another drivers license, the tag form, a slip of paper with a number on it like they give you at a crowded ice cream parlor and told me where to get a clipboard and a pen. My number was T122. I sat down and lled out the paperwork for the tag; I wasnt going to ll the drivers license form again. It was 30 or 45 minutes until my number appeared on the screen and a computerized like voice called out T122.. The folks there are nice, but it was toward the end of the day and they were moving a little like they had been dragging 100 pound bags of feed behind them in the barn and they had been doing it all day. I understood. The lady behind the long counter started helping me with my tag, but then she asked me for my drivers license. I gave her my expired license and of course she told me, Your license is expired! I said, Yes Maam, I came in back in November to get it renewed and it never came in the mail. Then she asked me, Have you checked with your postal carrier? I said, No Maam. However, when I said it, this picture of my mailman, Mike, popped into my head. Mike is wonderful, hes nice to my dogs, he wears shorts in the dead of winter and always waves at me. He would remind you of Cholla, the leader of the motorcycle gang, The Black Widows in the movie, Every Which Way But Loose, starring Clint Eastwood. But you just dont ask Mike the Mailman questions. You just dont mess up his system. As I was in a trance thinking about the absurdity of asking Mike about my drivers license, the lady left me standing there at the counter. She walked around a while behind the counter with the other folks helping people. It was late in the day and she seemed as if she had been dragging two 100 pound bags of feed around the barn all day. I understood. She came back and started typing on her computer. She found what she was looking for and said, I see where you called about a month ago and were told your license was mailed on December 2nd. To this I replied, Yes Maam, the lady also told me she would send out another one. I still dont have a license. The nice lady then told me that I might have to pay for a new license. I convinced her that I would not do that. Again, she was very nice (well, kind of nice) and I got to talk to another lady. The DMV is not so bad; they just have a lot going on. The next lady brought me my tag and asked for my drivers license. I told her, I dont have one. I dont drive. I simply want a new tag for my car. It stays in the driveway. I go out there and listen to the radio sometimes when I need to get away from things. Sometimes I hear voices in my house and I get scared. I bought a car just to sit in. My dog usually sits in there with me. She looked at me like I was crazy. I understood. Finally they all got together and decided to take my picture again and send off for another drivers license. They didnt charge me anything. One of the ladies simply said, You should receive your new license in the mail in seven to ten business days. Yes Maam, I responded. I walked out the door understanding the present overall state of things. I got my drivers license in the mail two business days later. I dont know what else to say other than, What weve got here is failure to communicate. Read more stories online at www. CranksMyTractor.com. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE YOUR OPINIONS LETTERS www.starfl.com Thursday, February 21, 2013 A Page 5 Section The U.S. tax code grows more complicated every year and currently spans thousands of pages even government experts cant agree exactly how long it is. So its not surprising that millions of Americans hire professional tax preparers to complete their returns. Relinquishing the onerous task of calculating your taxes to a professional may save you time and give peace of mind they know more about tax law than you do, right? But remember: Youre still legally responsible for all information on the return. So if the preparer makes a mistake or intentionally defrauds the government, youll be on the hook for any additional taxes, interest and penalties even possible prosecution. The IRS notes that although most tax return preparers are professional, honest and serve their clients well, taxpayers should use the same standards for choosing a preparer as they would for a doctor or lawyer, and be on the lookout for incompetence and criminal activity. There are several basic types of tax preparers: certi ed public accountants, IRS-designated enrolled agents, tax attorneys, storefront agents (think H&R Block) and self-employed preparers. The rst three types must meet their own licensing agencys continuing education and licensing requirements and are bound by ethical standards; theyre also the only professionals authorized to represent you before the IRS on all tax matters, including audits, collection and appeals. Others may only represent you for audits of returns they actually prepared. Always ask whether they belong to any professional organizations with continuingeducation requirements. Here are tips for choosing the right tax return preparer: Request an initial free consultation at which you can share last years return and discuss how your situation has changed. Ask how their fees are determined some charge by the number of forms (schedules) led, others by the hour. You might pay anywhere from $100 to many thousands of dollars, depending on the complexity of your situation, where you live, the agents credentials, etc. One good way to get a sense of fees is to ask what they would have charged to complete your last years return. Be wary of tax preparers who claim they can obtain larger refunds than other preparers. No one can estimate your refund without rst reviewing your nancial information. Avoid preparers who base their fee on a percentage of the refund. Consider whether the individual or rm will be around to answer questions about the return months or years after its been led. Check their credentials and nd out if any complaints have been led with the Better Business Bureau. Reputable preparers will ask to see receipts and will ask multiple questions to determine whether expenses qualify for deduction. Ask whether your returns preparation will be outsourced, which means your personal information could be transmitted electronically to another rm, possibly outside the U.S. Ask about their experience with IRS audits and what their fees would be to represent you in an audit. Ask their policy for reimbursing you for nes, penalties and interest if it turns out your owe back taxes on a return they prepared many have insurance for that purpose. And nally, dont muddy the waters by linking your taxreturn fee to buying another product the preparer may be trying to sell, such as a refundanticipation loan or check, retirement savings account or insurance policy. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www. twitter.com/PracticalMoney. What goes around Dear Editor: This letter is directed to the person(s) who had the unmitigated gall to steal not only several plants from my front lawn, but also the containers and ve collectible Coke bottles. In fact, they were in such a hurry to steal the bottles that they left one behind. After I discovered the plants, etc., were gone I put my detective acumen to work and came up with the following conclusions. First of all, whoever stole from me must have known the pattern I follow every day. Around 11 a.m. I go to the post of ce and am gone about an hour. On the morning the plants were stolen about two weeks ago, the plants were located where they had been for years. I had a Mimosa tree in a pot near my back door, plus a strange looking plant which was just about to bloom. The sansevieria (mother-in-laws tongue) along with several other pet plants of mine disappeared. There are two things for sure, whoever stole the plants, etc. must have been strong and they had to have a truck. In fact they obviously ripped out some purple-leaved plants and left pieces on the ground and on the road. I know it is of little consequence in the big picture, but if my plants can be stolen so can those belonging to other people. There is no reward for information relating to this thievery, but as the saying used frequently in this area, What comes along goes along or is it What goes along comes along. Marjorie Parker Oak Grove they are paying the issue lip service. But at a time when one commissioner is requesting a clearer agenda, when the other commissioners are at least expressing halfhearted support, the county administrator brings topics such as creating two new positions to commissioners without a notation on the agenda. Commissioners should decide what message they want to send and get back to the rest of us. Because despite an encouraging vote last week by the three newest commissioners to provide a uni ed message on economic development, business as usual remains in place. KLATTERINGS from page A4 CRANKS from page A4 Should you hire a tax preparer? JASON ALDERMAN LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Local A6 | The Star Thursday, February 21, 2013 Special to The Star North Florida novelist Michael Lister has just won his second Florida Book Award. Blood Sacri ce, the fth book in his popular and critically-acclaimed John Jordan series, won the Silver Medal in the Florida Book Awards Popular Fiction Category for 2012. This is Listers second Florida Book Award. His rst was a Bronze Medal in the Florida Book Awards General Fiction Category for 2009 for his novel Double Exposure. Im thrilled, Lister said. My rst novel to get published was a John Jordan and now 15 years later for the fth book in the series to be honored in this way It just means so much to me and for the series. To date, Lister has had 11 novels, three short-story collections and three nonction books published. I always come back to John, he said. I love writing my other books, especially my second series featuring 1940s Panama City PI Jimmy Soldier Riley, but Ill always come back to John. Its like checking in with an old friend. Cant go too long without seeing what Johns up to. The Blood Series, of which the award-winning book Blood Sacrice is a part, is not only Listers most popular, but also his most acclaimed. Publishers Weekly said Well-handled plot twists complement one of todays more psychologically complex religious detectives while Ellery Queen Magazine added Lister is one of the most individual and talented newer writers on the crimection scene, with vivid style, ready wit, and a marriage of plot and theme. The Florida Book Awards, the nations most comprehensive state book awards program, was established in 2006 to recognize, honor and celebrate the best Florida literature published the previous year. In its seven years, the program has honored many of the Sunshine States best authors, codirector Lisa Tendrich Frank said. It is already the nations most comprehensive statewide program, and the program promises to bring more distinction to our talentrich state. Submissions were read by juries of three members each nominated from across the state by cosponsoring organizations. Lister and the other winners will be recognized at a banquet March 19 at Mission San Luis in Tallahassee on and a luncheon March 20 at the Governors Mansion on. Blood Sacri ce and Listers other books are available in hardcover, paperback, ebook and audiobook. They can be found at www.MichaelLister.com. A Call To All Vendors: Exposure for Your Business Become a main ingredient for local consumers as a featured sponsor of the Taste of Home Cooking School: $ Buy your tickets now at The News Herald and at newsherald.com Maintain your water heater today and be thankful tomorrow Why? Water heaters can last up to a decade with proper maintenance and save money in the process. Turn down the temperature dial, test the relief valves and ush the tank twice a year. www.gcec.com or 850-639-2216 Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information CALL: 850-670-3500 -or850-933-2171 Heavy Construction Site Work Excavation Asphalt Paving Brick Pavers Concrete Fill Dirt Gravel & Sand Mulch Sod Landscape Stone Patio Stone JASON WHITE CONSTRU C TION Wewa novelist earns Florida Book Award Im thrilled. My rst novel to get published was a John Jordan and now 15 years later for the fth book in the series to be honored in this way It just means so much to me and for the series. Michael Lister author of Blood Sacri ce

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Local The Star| A7 Thursday, February 21, 2013 Coin Show sponsored by Ft. Walton Beach Coin Club. Saturday, February 23, 10 am 5 pm and Sunday, February 24, 10 am 4 pm In the Atrium of Westwood Retirement Resort, 1001 MarWalt Drive, FWB, FL (across from FWB Medical Center). FREE Coin to all Attendees signing in @ Welcome Table. Admission = FREE Parking = FREE. Over twenty Coin Dealers Buy-Sell-Trade, Coins, Banknotes, Tokens, Medals. Young collectors activity table. Exhibit of bicentennial error coins For additional info: Dave (850) 932-0933 or Bill (850) 865-0529. WWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM FRIDAY @ 9:00 PM EST RANDY STA R K ON T HE P OOP D ECK SATURDAY @ 9:00 PM EST RANDY STA R K WITH A R T L O NG O N S AX ON T HE P OOP D ECK O O O N N S S S AX ON AX ON AX ON AX ON AX ON S AX ON S T T T HE P HE P HE P HE P T HE P T OOP OOP OOP OOP D D D ECK ECK ECK ECK FRI & SAT @ 9:00 PM EST KA R A O KE / DJ IN THE C RO W S NE S T KA KA KA R R R A A R A R O O O KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C RO RO RO W W W S S W S W W S W NE NE NE NE S NE S S S NE S NE T T TUES. & WEDS. 5-10 PM LADIE S NIGHT HAPPY HOUR MONDAY FRIDAY 5 7 PM Animal Hospital of Port St. Joe 24-Emergency Service For Our Current Clients Quality Internal Medicine Soft Tissue/Orthopedic Surgery Dentistry Clean and Spacious Facility Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:00 AM 5:30 PM 300 Long Ave PSJ, FL 32456 850-229-6009 FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL Fried Shrimp Served with choice of two sides................. $ 10.99 8 oz. Ribeye Steak Served with choice of two sides................ $ 11.99 L U N CH SPECIAL DAILY HOU RS O F O PE R ATION: Monday Friday Meat and choice of 3 Sides $ 7.99 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 Star Staff Report The trustees of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund recommended signi cant investments in Port St. Joe during the next three years to support continuation and expansion of programs bene tting children and youth and those in need. The investments would be made through grants awarded by the Jessie Ball duPont Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund at The Community Foundation in Jacksonville. The trustees endorsed a three-year extension of the Gulf Coast Workforce Development Boards summer programs for children and youth in Port St. Joe, Florida. The programs, which operate out of North Port St. Joe, offer intensive employment training for economically disadvantaged young adults and a summer recreation, academic and internship program for youth ages 6-18. These programs have shown great promise, said Senior Program Of cer Katie Ensign, and are providing excellent opportunities for young people to gain employment skills and younger children to enjoy high-quality summer activities. To support the three-year extension, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund trustees recommended grants of $567,444 to Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board Inc. from the Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund. In addition, the trustees recommended funding to expand the Community Resource Center, which offers emergency assistance and other services through a partnership among Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board, Inc., the Christian Community Development Fund and the Washington Improvement Group. The trustees recommended a one-year grant of $98,758 through the Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund to support the work of the Center as it identi es additional funding sources. The trustees also recommended continuation of the Nemours BrightStart! program, which identi es young children at risk of reading failure and provides intensive training to improve their literacy skills and prepare them for elementary school. The trustees recommended a grant of $44,862 through the Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund to train 10 additional teachers to deliver the BrightStart! curriculum. All grants recommended through the Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund must receive formal approval from the trustees of The Community Foundation in Jacksonville, which houses the Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund makes grants to more than 330 eligible organizations identied by Mrs. duPont in her will. The Fund has assets of more than $270 million and has awarded more than $329 million in grants since 1977. Special to The Star Sacred Heart Medical Group is proud to announce Dr. Michael Brown, a board certi ed pulmonologist, has joined the Sacred Heart physicians group. Brown will provide care services to inpatients as a hospitalist of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. He has practiced medicine with Sacred Heart Hospital since 1982, including his role as vice president of medical affairs at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. We are thrilled to be gaining a physician with Dr. Browns extraordinary quali cations and experience, said Kathy Chastain, acting chief nursing of cer. Brown attended medical school at Duke University. He continued his education with a residency, internship and fellowship at the University of Florida. We couldnt ask for a more quali ed physician and what a gain it is to have one with a pulmonary background, Chastain said. Sacred Heart Medical Group is the largest network of primary care and specialty physicians in Northwest Florida. Dedicated to serving the patient, Sacred Heart Medical Group is Joint Commission accredited and follows high standards for quality, safety and infection control. For more information about Sacred Heart Medical Group physicians, call 416-1600 or visit www.sacred-heart. org/medicalgroup. Sacred Heart welcomes physician to practice THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK Jessie Ball duPont Fund extends support for PSJ programs

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WEEKLY ALMANAC ST.JO SE PH B AY AP ALAC HI C O LA B AY W ES T PASS TI DE T ABLES M O N TH LY AVERAGES To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat P oint Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East P ass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald P oint Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC Call T oday! 227-7847 Date H igh Low % P recip T hu, Feb. 21 68 61 20 % Fri, Feb. 22 73 65 30 % Sat, Feb. 23 74 57 30 % Sun, Feb. 24 71 60 40 % Mon, Feb. 25 72 61 40 % T ues, Feb. 26 70 55 60 % Wed, Feb. 27 69 53 0 % 20 We 555pm 1.1 348am -0.4 21 Th 649pm 1.1 424am -0.4 22 Fr 739pm 1.1 452am -0.4 23 Sa 828pm 1.1 515am -0.3 24 Su 920pm 1.0 531am -0.2 25 Mo 1017pm 0.8 540am -0.1 26 Tu 1208pm 0.3 1126pm 0.7 538am 0.1 347pm 0.2 27 We 1136am 0.6 519am 0.2 540pm 0.1 28 Th 102am 0.4 1139am 0.7 425am 0.3 719pm 0.0 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW 20 We 158pm 0.9 1026pm 1.0 632am -0.2 536pm 0.9 21 Th 228pm 1.0 1138pm 1.0 722am -0.2 647pm 0.8 22 Fr 253pm 1.0 804am -0.2 739pm 0.7 23 Sa 1242am 1.1 314pm 1.0 840am -0.2 822pm 0.6 24 Su 137am 1.1 332pm 1.0 910am -0.2 859pm 0.5 25 Mo 227am 1.1 347pm 1.0 936am -0.1 934pm 0.4 26 Tu 316am 1.1 403pm 1.0 1001am 0.0 1009pm 0.3 27 We 406am 1.1 420pm 1.1 1024am 0.2 1046pm 0.1 28 Th 459am 1.0 442pm 1.1 1049am 0.3 1128pm 0.0 Date Day High Tide High Tide Low Tide Low Tide Sunrise 1 Fr 1204pm 0.9 905pm -0.1 2 Sa 1245pm 1.1 1057pm -0.2 3 Su 139pm 1.2 4 Mo 245pm 1.3 1235am -0.4 5 Tu 359pm 1.4 152am -0.6 6 We 515pm 1.4 253am -0.6 Date Day High Tide High Tide Low Tide Low Tide Sunrise 1 Fr 459am 1.8 410pm 2.2 929am 0.8 1031pm -0.2 2 Sa 608am 1.8 441pm 2.4 957am 1.1 1135pm -0.2 3 Su 734am 1.6 519pm 2.4 1025am 1.3 4 Mo 934am 1.4 607pm 2.4 1259am -0.2 1051am 1.3 5 Tu 711pm 2.2 235am -0.2 6 We 1248pm 1.8 836pm 2.2 356am -0.3 247pm 1.6 Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters COMES STANDARD WITH H OGUE GRIPS, TWO 10RD MAGAZINES, FIBER O PTI C SIGHTS AND C ARRY C ASE! 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The Panhandles runs west from Tallahassee to the Alabama state line and would be split by Interstate 10. But the FWC will let public input guide the decision, said Cory Morea, the FWCs deer management program coordinator. The proposal drew a favorable response at the meetings, which were held in Marianna, Pensacola and Tallahassee. About 250 people attended. Its all about getting the public more involved in the process of managing white-tailed deer in Florida, he said. If and when the split occurs, the FWC likely would manage the deer populations differently in each unit, Morea said. The big-picture plan is to subdivide each zone in the state, offering more precision control over the states deer population. But Zone D will be the guinea pig. Morea said the meetings gave the public, particularly hunters and landowners, the chance to voice their concerns and preferences. He said talk centered on harvest formats, the number of deer hunters can kill. Largely the consensus at the meetings was hunters should be able to take more antlerless deer, but fewer bucks. To get more bucks on the landscape, you would certainly have to, at least initially, reduce the buck take in some manner, either through antler-point restrictions or buck-bag limits or some combination of the two, Morea said. During the season, two bucks can be taken per day, with no season limit, he said. Morea said the antlerless deer are fair game for about 40 days, which includes an archery and crossbow season of 33 days and a general gun season of a week. In archery and crossbow season, the antlerless deer limit is two, and in gun season, its one, Morea said. You can never shoot more than two deer in one day, he said. Morea said changes could include altering the antlerless deer season and implementing a buck bag limit or antler restrictions; these could vary between the two units. Theyre all on the table for consideration, he said. Morea also said the meetings offered a second wave of feedback. The rst came from a FWC survey of Florida residents, hunters and farmers. Steve Glenn, 67, a hunter, attended the meeting in Marianna. He said he doesnt have a problem with splitting the Panhandle along I-10, but he needs more information before he can offer a proper opinion. The Marianna resident said the FWC appears receptive to hunters and landowners input. Pointing to the study, he said it looks like the FWC has gone beyond the science associated with deer management and is including the publics ideas. He said in the past the agency leaned on science and wasnt interested in anything else. Glenn also volunteered to be part of a smaller group of hunters, landowners and scientists, which will meet and develop goals and objectives for the two deer management units. Glenn said one way the units might differ is bucks tend to be bigger on the north side of I-10, and those are the ones hunters are after. Theyre wanting to kill deer with big horns big antlers, he said. So, there might be stricter limits placed on bucks north of I-10 compared to those to the south. Overall Glenn hoped the FWCs plan will be whats best for the region. I dont know if they have a real agenda; they just know that they need to do something, he said, and this is the vehicle which theyve chosen to use. By RICHARD HANTZ Contributing Writer Lets begin with using proper soap, detergent versus non-detergent products. Dish washing soaps have been popular forever. Sure its cheap, sudsy and cleans well, but did you know it washes away the waxes and protective coatings from your boats nish, including metals and upholstered items. Just think about how it cleans the grease and grime from your cookware at home. We recommend the use of a car wash soap, with wax. Dozens of products are available at any auto parts store; not only leaving surfaces clean but with a certain amount of additional protection from the damaging UV rays of the sun. We begin the wash with a thorough rinse, eliminating some of the grit, abrasive residue from possibly scratching the nish. Wash from the top and work your way down, lifting cushions, cleaning undersides. Stand the cushions on edge and allow to thoroughly dry before re-installing into their position. This will help eliminate mildew. For stains, rust, sh blood, etc. on the decks, non-skid surfaces we use Barkeepers Friend and/or Zud. Both contain ospholic acid, and are available at most grocery stores and hardware stores. Apply cleanser to stains and allow to stand for several minutes. Scrub decks with a stiff deck brush. On the bottom of the boat below water-line can turn brown from tannic acids in the water. There are a variety of boat specialty cleaners, but we shop at the local Dollar Store and use The Works. Its a mild acid used to clean toilet bowls. Cost is about $1.20 per container versus $11 for specialty products. We suggest diluting The Works about three parts solution to one part water. Apply solution to dry hull, allow to stand for 20-30 minutes and then rinse. This may require repeat applications if stain is deeply embedded. Now that your boat is cleaned, we suggest applying protectant to vinyl, upholstered items, add a fuel stabilizer to your system then start and run your motor, once a month, operate the shifting mechanism, turn steering from stop to stop. Plan an annual service with your local marine technician. Next week well talk about polishing and waxing your boat. Special to The Star The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is inviting the public to attend February meetings in Gulf and Franklin counties on the 10-year draft land-management plan for FWC-managed portions of the Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area. The rst public hearing is 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Center, 3915 State Road 30-A in Port St. Joe. The second hearing is 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Environmental Education and Training Center in Eastpoint. At each meeting, there will be a staff presentation followed by comments and questions about the draft plan from the public. The Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area is there to ensure conservation of sh, wildlife and other natural and cultural resources, said Rebecca Shelton, FWC land conservation biologist. It is a beautiful place for people to go for outdoor recreation, including shing and wildlife viewing. This draft management plan speci es how we intend to carry out those conservation objectives. She said hunting and shing regulations are not included in this plan, because they are addressed through a separate public process. To obtain a copy of the draft land-management prospectus for the Apalachicola River WEA, please call Rebecca Shelton at 850-487-9982 or David Alden at 850-487-9588, or email Rebecca.Shelton@ MyFWC.com. For more information on management plans and their goals, visit MyFWC.com/Conservation and select Terrestrial Programs then Management Plans. FWC to hold public hearings for Apalachicola area Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 8 Thursday, February 21, 2013 OUTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater Inshore Flounder have been showing up again as the water temperature begins to rise this month. Mexico Beach canal has had several fish over the No. 4 mark being caught this past week. Inshore fishing around docks and pillings shouils be good for sheepshead this week with the mild weather coming our way. With all the rain from last week, many area streams and creeks are running over the banks this week. Catfishing will be great as the water levels continue to rise. Depot creek is still reporting on crappie and bream catches through the weekend. Show your boat some love with a wash Bang for your buck

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Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School girls found themselves opening Region 1-1A play against the defending state champions last week. For the young Lady Tiger Sharks, it proved a learning experience. Port St. Joe traveled last Tuesday to Ponce de Leon, a team which lost just one player from last seasons state title squad, and were swamped 60-20 in a region semi nal. Maya Robbins led the Lady Tiger Sharks with six points, Brooklyn Quinn added ve, Alyssa Parker closed out her career as a Lady Tiger Shark with three and Teiyahna Hutchinson, Maliayah McNair, and Hallie Jasinski each had two points. The girls would like to thank all the people who supported them this year, with 10 of 11 players returning next year the future looks very bright, said assistant coach Tracy Browning. Those supporters included Preble-Rish Inc., St. Joe Rent All, Gulf Coast Electric Co-Op, Inc., Paul Gant Bar-B-Que, Tyndall Federal Credit Union, Centennial Bank, Frank D. May DMD, PA, St. Joe Ace Hardware, James D. Campbell D.D.S., M.S., PA, Fair Point Communications, Hannon Insurance, Raf elds Fisheries Inc. and Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals Inc. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com Thursday, February 21, 2013 A Page 9 Section Star Staff Report The Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School softball team (1-2) split two games last week, including the Lady Gators rst win of the season, an 18-0 three-inning shellacking of Altha. The week began with a 5-1 loss to Franklin County. Ashleigh Price started on the mound and went ve innings, striking out four and walking ve. Naomi Parker pitched the sixth, walking one and striking out two and Brianna Bailey nished up with one strikeout and no walks in the seventh. The Lady Seahawk pitcher, Crista Martina, scattered seven hits while striking out nine and walking seven in going the distance. Jessica Smith was 2 for 3 with a walk, Krista Stephens was 2 for 3 and Samantha Hoover was 1 for 1 with a walk for the Lady Gators. Two days later Wewahitchka swamped Altha in a game called by the mercy rule. Parker started and allowed one hit and struck out one in one inning. Bailey pitched the next two innings, striking out four and allowing just one base runner. Parker, Price and Caitlin Burch were each 3 for 3 at the plate. Parker and Price also walked in four plate appearances. Smith and Bailey were each 2 for 3 and Cecily Hale, Jade McLemore each had one hit and two walks in three plate appearances. Hoover was 2 for 3 and Alyssa Bass walked twice. The Lady Gators were at Sneads on Tuesday, host Altha on Thursday and host Rocky Bayou on Friday. PSJ baseball drops 2 in early season Star Staff Report The hitting is there, the pitching is rounding into form but there still is work to do on defense. The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team dropped a pair of games last week to fall to 1-2 on the young season. A testament to the young season was on display last Friday night at the Tiger Sharks lost a dif cult 11-9 decision to county rival Wewahitchka. Port St. Joe squandered leads of 2-0, 8-5 and 9-7 and had the drop of a y ball in the out eld prove the difference. We just cant do that, coach Chuck Gannon said. The defense was the downfall in this game. We scored enough runs to win the game. Were still young at this time and trying to put players in the right spots to be successful. Chase Wilder started and pitched ve strong innings for Port St. Joe, Gannon said, before he was relieved by Jarkeice Davis who pitched the nal two innings. Tucker Smith led the offense, going 4 for 5 with a pair of doubles. Tyler Worley had a pair of hits and an RBI, Drew Lacour had two hits and two RBI, Wilder had two hits and drove in a run and Bryce Godwin had a run-scoring double. The junior varsity lost to the Gators 13-3. Tony Yowell was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Austin Nobles 2 for 3 for Port St. Joe. The Tiger Sharks lost the day before 3-0 to Freeport despite solid pitching, Gannon said. Austin Clayton pitched six innings, allowing four hits while striking out three and walking one. Davis pitched the nal inning, allowing a hit while striking out one and walking one. Godwin had the only hit for Port St. Joe. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team opened the 2013 season with a 4-1 loss to Marianna last Friday. Sophomore Stephanie Brinkmeier started on the mound, her rst high school start and allowed four earned runs on eight hits, striking out none and walking none. HalLeigh Keels had a pair of singles and drove in the Lady Sharks only run with a second-inning sacri ce y to lefteld, plating Shannon Pridgeon. Haley Wood, Brittany King, Brinkmeier, Christian Laine and Kelsey Miles also had hits for Port St. Joe. We never got the big hit, coach Jim Belin said. We left 12 batters on and most innings we left two on base. We are young but I see a lot of potential in the young Sharks. Stephanie Brinkmeier did an excellent job on her debut. The Lady Sharks host a district game Friday with West Gadsden at 6 p.m. ET. The Junior High team will play Tolar Middle School at 4:30 p.m. ET. The game will be a double header because of an earlier rain out. Come and support this years team. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School weightlifting season opened last week with a second-place nish at a meet hosted by Bay High. Corey North won the 169pound class for the Tiger Sharks with a 480-pound total. Jimmy Cummings in the 129-pound class took second with a 275-pound total and Carter Thacker won second at 139 pounds with a 365-pound total. Nick Lewis was third at 169 pounds and Natron Lee nished third at 199 pounds. Five lifters placed fourth: Matt Simpson at 119 pounds, Reggie Smith at 183 pounds, Jacobie Jones at 219 pounds, Umstead Sanders 238 pounds and Christian Barnhart at heavyweight. Port St. Joe will host a dual meet at 4:30 p.m. today. Star Staff Report Port St. Joe and Franklin County, the top two programs this season in District 1-1A, elded the most athletes on the all-district soccer teams released this week. For the Tiger Sharks, Marcel Duarte, the schools all-time leading scorer while just a sophomore, was selected to the rst team along with junior midelder Drew Lacour, senior defenders Javarri Beachum and Witt Shoaf and senior mid elder Daniel Jones. Tucker Smith, a senior goalkeeper, was named honorable mention and was joined by fellow Tiger Shark Caleb Odum, a junior forward. For the Lady Tiger Sharks, midelder Hayley Wood, defender Brittney Shoemaker and mid elder/goalkeeper Christian Laine all juniors, were named to the rst team all-district. Freshman forward Kathleen Rish, the teams top goal scorer on the season, was named to the honorable mention team. PSJ girls fall in regional semis Lady Sharks fall in opener COURTESY OF NATALIE SHOAF Javarri Beachum was one of ve Tiger Sharks selected to the all-district rst team. PSJ, Franklin dominate all-district Lady Gators notch rst softball win PSJ lifters nish second in Bay County meet

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Local A10 | The Star Thursday, February 21, 2013 He said he did not want any contract on the lighthouse project to be openended and emphasized, as did Magidson, that the money to fund the relocation would come from fundraising efforts through an ongoing campaign spearheaded by the St. Joseph Historical Society. We dont have the money to pay anybody other than with raised funds, Buzzett said. Magidson said, We dont intend to saddle taxpayers with any of this. Kennedy suggested that Preble Rish and city staff agree on a scope of services for the project manager, using in large measure the Request for Proposals the city had begun advertising. He said any scope of services should include a provision that the Commission has nal say on subcontractors. We have to have some control over it and full knowledge, Magidson said. Gibson noted that the physical moving of the lighthouse, by its nature in size and expense, would be bid out under normal bid procedures in any circumstances. He added that any items or services above the citys $5,000 threshold that triggers a requirement for bidding would also be bid as usual. Small items and services below that threshold, he said, Preble Rish could perform. On other fronts concerning the move of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, city manager Jim Anderson said the city expected the nal federal paperwork conveying the lighthouse to the city any day. Once the city receives that letter, the six-month clock to move the lighthouse begins to tick. Magidson said that in discussions with possible movers of the lighthouse, the idea of moving the lighthouse by barge over St. Joseph Bay to the city was becoming more and more a preferred option. Moving by barge could save big money, Magidson said, reducing the distance the lighthouse has to travel and the potential for damage in transit while also all but eliminating the need for road and/or electrical transmission line clearance for the move. Also under consideration is moving the lighthouse by helicopter, though the logistics and costs are not clear. Water line replacement The rst phase of the replacement of 20 miles of water distribution lines is all but complete save for a nal punch list and repaving of torn up roads. Bruce Ballister with the Apalachee Regional Planning Council told commissioners that the city had received a formal award of a $650,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to facilitate line replacement along Avenues B-D and part of E in the neighborhood of North Port St. Joe, which would complete the initial phase of replacing eight miles of pipe. Ballister said that project would likely be bid in the spring and be completed in six months to dovetail into work on the second phase. The city will apply for another CDBG to fund the replacement of water lines in the remaining areas of North Port St. Joe. Sidewalk workshop The city and Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency will hold a public workshop 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday at the Washington Recreation Center to discuss with residents the project to replace sidewalks along Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Port director Tommy Pitts said he was waiting on market analysis from the St. Joe Company and the Bank of Montreal, engaged by the St. Joe Company to market the port worldwide, and that the master plan update should be completed in the summer. The master plan, the update of which is being funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, is critical as it provides the foundation for future growth in the port planning area and provides a template under which the port may apply for federal and state grant funding for development. The port also received good news last week regarding rail access. A $5 million Florida Department of Transportation grant has been approved to allow the upgrading of Genesee Wyoming rail lines between Port St. Joe and Chattahoochee. The rail is in generally good shape to the north, but improvements over bridges are needed and the work should be completed in a year. Linking the port to Chattahoochee and destinations beyond is considered critical for port development. In other Port Authority news: Port Authority members, joined by Jennifer Jenkins, director of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council as well as County Commissioner Joanna Bryan and Economic Development Council director Barry Sellers, discussed the potential for luring boutique cruise lines to the community. One such proposal was approved by the Port Authority and city of Port St. Joe under an agreement pertaining to the citys Jetty Park but the cruise never took place. I think we have a great opportunity there, said Port Authority member Patrick Jones, also noting such tours as a way to promote the so-called low docks in the port planning area. It probably wont boost bed tax but it would generate sales tax for the county with people (disembarking) for a day trip. But common sense dictates any activity down there enhances the experience for tourists and for people living here. Sellers said the concept was a good one if for no other reason than showing off Port St. Joe and Gulf County. I think it is a great idea because a lot of people do not realize what we have here, Sellers said. Jenkins agreed that such cruise lines would enhance visitor experiences, expose the area to those who might consider a trip to Gulf County in the future and said there were many pluses, though her job performance hinges on bed tax revenue. This is something we should de nitely look at, she said. Bryan said she supported any partnerships and that it was necessary in a small rural area for folks to work together. Jones suggested establishing a committee that would help identify potential clients for such cruises, how the community could accommodate the smaller cruises and the demographics of those who enjoy such cruises. Port St. Joe resident Bill Koran emphasized the Port Authority should be examining ways to use the low docks, which he said were a potential $10 million asset. Representatives from Project Nickel, a project the Port Authority has been pursuing for some time, will be in the community for a site visit this week. That indicates they are moving forward, Pitts said. Want a Job Thats IN DEMAND? Online Career Training: Register Today! 850-872-3823 online training new jobs learn more FREE information session! Join Us! 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By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com On Friday, Feb. 15, the rstthrough sixth-grade classes at Wewahitchka Elementary School participated in the annual Hoops for Heart fundraiser. Orchestrated by Physical Education teacher Stuart Vines, the school successfully raised more than $3,000 to be donated to the American Heart Association to help children suffering from heart problems. Students were shown a video about heart health and the effects it can have on families and then given two weeks to raise as much money as they could. Sixth-grader Rayanna Panis jumped at the opportunity and received 30 donations, accumulating $130 for a cause that was close to her. Having grandparents and a father who suffered from heart conditions she was determined to help out the cause. She thanked her big family and network of friends for helping raise the most of anyone in her class. The life-saving community service program offered prizes to students who raised the most money, though with a $5 donation students were able to enjoy an open P.E. class in the Baxley Gymnasium with basketball, jump ropes, hula hoops, treats and music. The gym was decorated with inspirational banners painted by students during art class. I liked being able to help people, said Savannah Lister, a fth-grader who raised $10 toward the cause. Fellow fth grader Seth Calareso also was able to raise $10 in donations and mentioned that his uncle has heart problems, which drove him to collect additional money. As the students enjoyed their afternoon hoops, Vines assistant, Teresa Redd, totaled up the donations with a smile on her face, con dent that theyd met their goals. The class that raised the most in donations will also receive a pizza party. WES holds Hoops for heart event WES LOCHER| The Star Students donating at least $10 could hula hoop, jump rope or shoot some hoops. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Instead of exchanging Valentines Day cards last Thursday, the students in the Wewahitchka Elementary School pre-K class engaged in a bit of puppy love. The students spent the rst part of their day at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society where they dropped off bags of donated items for the dogs from food to chew toys and took an opportunity to meet some of the current residents. PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT | The Star Wewahitchka Elementary School pre-K students arrived at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society last week bearings gifts of food and toys. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Bruce Ballister is best known in Gulf County as the Economic Development Planner for the Apalachee Regional Planning Council. As of this month, though, Ballister adds published author to his resume. Ballister is bringing his debut science ction novel, Dreamland Diaries, to the bookshelves. Ballisters tale takes place on a night in May 1976 when 14-year-old Bradley Hitchens stumbles upon a mysterious metal artifact in the North Florida woods. With the uneasy feeling that someone or somethingis watching him, Brad takes off with the metal scrap with no idea of the peril that lies ahead for him. For a man who spends his days writing grants for the cities and counties, it was an easy transition for Ballister to stay at the computer after hours working on writing ction. He said he still remembers where he was when the germ of the book idea hit: he was driving down a highway and envisioned a story about a New England town in the 1800s with the same general plot and characters. After some thinking, he hit one major snag: he didnt know anything about New England, so he decided to set his novel in North Florida, an area which he knows like the back of his hand. By setting the book in his backyard rich in history, Ballister was able to use locations that locals will immediately recognize including landmarks in Wakulla and Franklin counties. Ballister was proud to include scenes on the streets of Apalachicola featuring a shrimper family who help the books hero along in his journey. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Help tell the story of the city of Port St. Joe as its centennial arrives this summer. The Port St. Joe Centennial Celebration Committee is seeking assistance from the community in documenting the history of modern Port St. Joe in the roll out toward the Centennial Celebration, which begins in June. Speci cally, the committee is reaching out to the community for photographs that will help the story of Port St. Joe and the families and events that shaped its history. The committee will hold a Scan Day from 2-5 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center on Library Drive in Port St. Joe to scan photos and hear the stories behind them as the committee builds a historic archive to honor the citys centennial. Here is a way to preserve the past, said Dana Boyer, a member of the Centennial Committee. We want to be able to document the history of this area. The photos and stories are out there. We want to document and archive them. With Tim Nelson and Clarence Monette, the committee will set up three scanning stations at the Senior Citizens Center on Feb. 23. At each station, photographs will be scanned. Those providing the photos will be asked, for documentation, about the photos, where they were taken, circumstances, who is captured in the photos. We are archiving photo history, said Nelson. All that information will be recorded for posterity as the committee builds a history book that will at one point be posted online and will also be captured later in a printed form. It is about them, it is about history, said Danny Raf eld, also a member of the committee. At some point, there will be a DVD made that will be available for purchase and the archive, once nished will also be available within the Florida Genealogy Room at the Port St. Joe Public Library. There will be ice cream and pie served during the Scan Day as refreshments for those who come out and donations for the Centennial Celebration will also be accepted. In short, the Centennial Committee is hoping that the folks who comprise this community will help them tell the tale of the city of Port St. Joe over the past 100 years, since the founding of the modern city. Help us tell the story of Port St. Joe, Boyer said. COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, February 21, 2013 B Page 1 Section Centennial TRIVIA What would you be seeing today if you stood where the photographer stood when taking this early scene of the Port St. Joe commercial district? Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6 Local author goes from grants to sciencection Help document history Saturday See AUTHOR B5 See PUPPY B5 Students give to humane society for Valentines Day

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Womens clubs meet in Apalach By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com The Northwest District of the Florida Federation of Womens Clubs met Feb. 16 in Apalachicola. About 100 women gathered Saturday at First United Methodist Church to share fellowship, share news on club activities and brainstorm on ways to build club membership and arts programs in particular. The meeting began with a devotion led by Everline Brown of Chattahoochee. Brown prayed for understanding and guidance for her sister clubwomen. Jackie Bell, president of the Philaco Womens Club of Apalachicola welcomed the women. Dianne Semmes, president of the Wewahitchka club offered a response on behalf of the visitors. During brag time, representatives of each club told of the years activities. Semmes bragged on her clubs Coats for Kids Program that provides warm clothing and blankets for needy youngsters. The Gulf Coast Womens Club of Bay County shared news about their new cookbook and the Blountstown club told about their sausage and biscuit fundraiser held at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in period dress once a month. Linda Basford of Chattahoochee, membership chair for the district, presented the Volunteer of the Year Award to Gulf Coasts Ruth Cannady after sharing a lengthy list of her religious and secular volunteer work. At the end of the business portion of the meeting, District Arts and Crafts Chairwoman Normandy Cooper announced the winners of the district arts and crafts competition. Enamellist Kristin Andersen, painter Susan Richardson (both of Apalachicola) and costumer designer Caroline Hatchell of Eastpoint judged more than 80 entries in two dozen categories. Best of show for crafts went to Eleanor Nicholson of the Marianna club for an ivy-bordered oral quilt. Best of show for arts was won by Lannie Boyd of Chattahoochee for a colored pencil drawing of a shaft tailed nch. Lunch was fried chicken catered by AJs Neighborhood Bar and Grill with side dishes and desserts provided by members of Philaco. In addition to Patty Fisher, Jackie Huft, Teresa Lykins, Tunnis Miller, Semmes, Linda and Patsy Whit eld and Shirley Williams of Wewahitchka, clubs representing Panama City, Bay County, Marianna, Blountstown, Chipley and Chattahoochee and, of course, Apalachicola attended to meeting. OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society PANDORA! Pandora is a 48# 1yr Plott Hound. She is a little timid around new people but warms up quickly. Pandora is learning to walk on a leash and listen to commands. She likes kids, adults other dogs and even tolerates kitties. This pet qualifies for a Pets for Patriots supported adoption. www.petsforpatriots.org 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 We require all potential adopters to complete an application form. Adoption fees include our cost of spay/neuter and current vaccinations. Our hours for the shelter are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm! Faiths Thrift Hut is always in need of donations also, and all the proceeds go directly to support the animals in our care! The hours for the store are Thursday-Saturday from 10 am-3 pm. Volunteers are always welcome at both our store and our shelter! Our store and shelter location is 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe! Hope to see you all there soon! If you are missing a pet or want to adopt a new pet, please check with your local Humane Society or Shelter. FOLLOW U S ON FACEBOOK: ST. JO S EP H B AY HUMANE SOC I ETY 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 Society B2 | The Star Thursday, February 21, 2013 Star Staff Report The El Governor Motel is sponsoring a bene t to help a family in need of nancial support because of long-term illness with both Debbie White, a longtime employee of the El Governor, and her husband, Fred, ghting terminal cancer. The event will be 4-6 p.m. CT Saturday. There will be a complete pulled-pork dinner served with tickets $10 per person. Local bands will kick off the evening of fun and dancing 5 p.m.-until. Raf e tickets are available for $5 each or three for $10 with numerous prizes, including charter shing trips, gift certi cates to many restaurants, rods and reels, art work, couples massages and more being donated every day. There also will be a 50/50 raf e with tickets $2 each or three for $5. You do not need to be present to win. The El Governor encourages people to get your tickets prior to the bene t at El Governor, Lookout Lounge. Tickets will be available at the door. All meals will be to-go boxes so enjoy the music or beach and take home whatever you decide to eat. Come out and support this worthwhile event. The Forgotten Coast is such a giving area and is awesome for supporting friends and neighbors. Open your hearts to a needy family. This is a 100 percent non-pro t with all proceeds going to bene t the White family. Anyone wishing to donate for the raf e may drop off items at the El Governor. Please, only new items. Special to The Star American Legion Post 116 regular meeting There will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116 at 4 p.m. ET Feb. 28 at VFW Post 10069, on Trout Avenue in Highland View. This will be a general business meeting with discussion of the sh fry bene t March 1 at the VFW and our Good Friday sh fry fundraiser at Veterans Memorial Park. All members are urged to attend. Eligibility for membership and bene ts can be found at www.legion.org. All eligible veterans are invited to join the organization. For God and Country. Seniors FIT exercise class at Senior Center Come and experience a Seniors FIT class at 11:30 a.m. ET today at the Port St. Joe Senior Center. Hosted by aerobics instructor Ann Shefferly, the demonstration is 30 minutes long and free. It is a low-impact class that uses a chair and is especially designed for the 55-plus adult. For more information, call Debbie at 229-8466. Account established to assist Kellys An account has been set up at Tyndall Federal Credit Union in the name of Ron and Mary Kelly of St. Joe Beach, who lost their home to a re during the weekend. The home is a complete loss, and the Kellys lost their car, golf cart and dogs. Anyone wishing to assist can visit a branch of Tyndall Federal Credit Union and donate to Ron and Mary Kelly. El Governor Motel bene t to aid ailing family Society BRIEFS JOANNA MAYER | Special to the Times The photograph of a gently winding garden path by Joanna Mayer of Bay County was rst place winner in the scenic photography category. Mayer said she not only took the photo, she designed the walkway, which is in her garden and installed it with the help of her husband. @ PSJ_Star FOLLOW US ON TWITTER PHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Above is a detail from a blue ribbon baby quilt depicting dolphins created by Bev Spark of Panama City. At right, Philaco Dianne Semmes of the Wewahitchka club talks about her clubs efforts to supply needy children with blankets and clothing.

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School News The Star| B3 Thursday, February 21, 2013 Tim Croft The Star The Bridges classes at Port St. Joe Elementary School and Wewahitchka Elementary School were invited by the Growing Minds Center for Autism to join them last Thurs day for a bit of Valentines Day fun at the Washing ton Recreational Com plex. The students danced the morning away to the jams put on the radio and then enjoyed a pizza party with cupcakes for dessert. Sodas were provided by Durens Piggly Wiggly. This is the first year we have done this but I plan on doing it again next year, said Christine Hermsdorfer, director of the Growing Minds Center. She said many of her students had friends in the public schools and vice versa, and at times, the day seemed tinged with a bit of Homecoming. They remember friends from other classes and some made new friends, Hermsdorfer said. This was a fun day for them. Busting a move for Valentines Day Front row: Lauren Givens, Draven ONeal, Dru Flowers. Back row: JaDarien McCoy, Bailey Lake, Bella Johnston, Hana Cline, Tyler Cornwell Special to The Star Friday, March 1, Faith Christian School will celebrate its twelfth annual spaghetti dinner and auction. This is an enjoyable event and a great time to see old friends, bid on valuable merchandise, and have an amazing meal. At the cost of only $6 per plate the dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, and tea. Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. ET. Look for a FCS student to get your tickets, or purchase them at the door. Local businesses are generously supporting this endeavor. Some items up for auction include: specialty cakes, antiques, unique items from local artists, beach vacation rentals, and gift certicates. The silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 7 p.m. In other FCS news, dont forget that now is the time to enroll for the 2012-2032 school year. Call 229-6707 for a registration packet today! Special to The Star Miss Tracy Bowers third grade students have been reading up a storm! Why? There has been a reading challenge going on since Oct. 15, 2012. The student who earned the most Accelerated Reader points would win a medal with his/her name engraved on it, an awards certicate and $25 in cash! The reading challenge ended Jan. 31, with outstanding scores. The champion of the contest was Laurel Parker. She earned a total of 54.9 points. Jacob Lynn came in 2nd place with a total of 44.5 points, and Sierra Askew earned a total of 39.9 points. This event was a huge success and Miss Bowers is very proud of ALL of her students. They are all true champions. DAZZLING DOLPHINS WES third-grade reading challenge The Lions Tale P hotos by TIM CRO FT | The Star Busting a move as Everybody Dance Now booms at the Washington Recreational Complex. Some students reunited with old friends; some made new friends. Beads help meet the beat. Students kick up their heels with some line dancing. Once the dancing is done, it is time to eat.

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Lou Little, Priest Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 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 ) T HUR S DAY: WOMEN S BI B LE STUDY 5 PM (CS T ) 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL (850) 648.1151 www.livingwateratthebeach.com 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 FAITH Thursday, February 21, 2013 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Maggie Francis Ashcraft, 80, of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away Feb. 11, 2013, in Port St. Joe, Fla. She was born June 30, 1932, in Escambia Co. Fla., to the late Gaston Forrest and Avis Mack Bradberry. She attended Canoe Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband; Henry Huell Ashcraft, Jr.; son, Ronald Dale Ashcraft; brothers, Harvey (Elma Lee) Bradberry and Thomas (Myrtice) Bradberry. She is survived by son; Donald C. (Jeri) Ashcraft of Port St. Joe, Fla.; brother, Robert Earl (Miki) Bradberry of Hawaii; sister, Carolyn H. (Don) Mitchell of Mobile, Ala.; grandchildren, Donald Benjamin (Jennifer) Ashcraft of Port St. Joe, Fla., and Mica Gaston Ashcraft of Jacksonville, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Jacob Tucker, Cayson Reed and Millie Claire Ashcraft; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Stacey of ciating. Burial will follow in Godwin Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Benjamin Ashcraft, Mica Ashcraft, Harvey Bradberry, Jr., Don Mitchell, Bruce Holt and Terry Anderson. Honorary Pallbearers will be David Ryals and Jo Spann. Visitation was held Thursday, Feb.14, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home. In lieu of owers donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Maggie Francis Ashcraft 1932-2013 Jerry Harold Davis Jr., of White City, Fla., passed away Feb. 13, at his home after a short bout with cancer. He was born in Oceanside, Calif, to Jerry Davis Sr. and Ann (Peterson) Davis. Jerry moved to Port St. Joe in May of 1989. Upon arrival he called Mom and said he had found home. He loved the Gulf fishing and hunting with his friends Curtis and Dave. Conservation was his passion. Jerry was preceded in death by his grandparents; his son, Jeremiah; and brother, Kelley. He survived by his wife, Judy; his mother Ann Davis; brother, Lynn Davis and wife, Debbie of Mo.; sister, Julie Kustom and husband Todd of Panama City, Fla.; his daughter, Caralynda Ann Slentz and son, Aaron Michels of Mo.; nephew, Patrick Davis and wife Joy of Mo.; niece, Samantha Shivers of Tallahassee; nephew, Robert Kustom of Panama City; and a huge number of friends in Missouri and Florida. He will be missed. Jerry was cremated and a Memorial Service will be at a later date. Jerry Harold Davis, Jr. Special to The Star The concept of hell will be explored at Lifetree Caf 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Feb. 25. The program, titled Hell: Does It Really Exist? features a screening of the award-winning short lm Admissions, starring James Cromwell. Studies show that more than 60 percent of Americans believe in hell, says Lifetree representative Craig Cable. But many struggle with the concept and dismiss it as a myth. Well explore the controversy. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net. Special to The Star The St. Joseph Catholic Church will hold its 9th Annual St. Patricks Irish Dinner on Saturday March 16. The dinner will take place in the Church Hall, 202 20th Street, Port St. Joe. The dinner is $10 a ticket and will include Corn Beef, New Potatoes, Cabbage, Carrots, Onions, Homemade Soda Bread or rolls, dessert, and tea, coffee or lemonade. There will be two seatings that evening, one at 5 p.m. EST and the second at 6:30 p.m. EST. Tickets for the rst seating usually sell out, so please get you tickets early for your preferred seating. Back by popular demand, we are selling the Whole Cooked Corn Beef Briskets. The Brisket will be 3-31/2 pounds cooked weight for $20. We need these to be pre-ordered so we know how many to cook. You can pick them up the day before the dinner March 15 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Take outs will be available again this year and you can pick them up at the front door ticket sales during either seating. Just look for the signs. Entertainment again this year will be Toni Minichello on the accordion and Marty Jarosz will be our MC. Come and sing Irish songs, eat good food and have an enjoyable evening. You can purchase tickets after each mass Saturday evening or Sunday morning or the Church Of ce will have them available on Monday & Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Phone number is 227-1417. Also you can get tickets at the No Name Caf Books and More or The Laundry Basket. For more information or to buy tickets call Barb or Dan Van Treese 227-9837 Are you losing ground? If you throw dirt you may be losing ground. If youre not real careful you could dig a hole and drown. God hates people that lie and start trouble among his brothers. Its so much easier to tell the truth, and build up one another. If it is so much easier, I wonder why more of it is not done. Could be some people are just plain mean and do it for the fun. Some people could be a little bit jealous, and like to bring someone down. Just remember the saying, if you throw dirt you may be losing ground. There is really no reason for Christians to throw dirt and slander their brothers. But its done all the time by someone, trying to look better than others. What you need to do, if your guilty of this, is turn to 1 John 1:19. Then get on your knees and ask Him, everything will turn out ne. If you keep your eyes on Jesus and dont look all around. Remember if you throw dirt, you may be losing ground. Billy Johnson Choir anniversary at Victory Temple Victory Temple First Born Holiness Church Senior Choir celebrates it anniversary at 6:30 p.m. ET on the fourth Sunday, Feb. 24. Everyone is cordially invited to attend this service. Its not about us, but its about Jesus. Elder Charles Gathers, pastor; Mother Katherine Clark, president; Deacon Eugene Gathers, vice president; and Evangelist Iris (Bolden) Gathers, coordinator. Hell Uncovered at Lifetree Caf 9th annual Irish dinner Obituaries

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, February 21, 2013 JEFF TENDLER For Mexico Beach City Council, Group 2 Phone: 850-728-1885 | Email: JeffTendlerCityCouncil@gmail.com BACKGROUND ISSUES Local resident 8 years Local business owner, The Grove Education BS/MS Over 30 years managerial experience, including budgeting, personnel, and strategic planning Current member of Mexico Beach Planning & Zoning Board I believe the current City Coun ci l lacks leadership and engages in the reckless spending of our hard-earned money, while our property taxes continue to rise. I want the city to stop making news for its problems and to bring sensible solutions back to Mexico Beach. For more information, please visit my website at: www.JeffTendlerCityCouncil.weebly.com Please check my website for a calendar of future events. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND REMEMBER TO VOTE ON APRIL 16TH Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Je Tendler for City Council, Group 2 M ARY B LACK B URN For Mexico Beach City Council, Group 3 Phone: 850-896-5222 | Email: maryblackburnforcitycouncil@gmail.com Qualied to Lead: My Promise: 25 year resident of Mexico Beach Former educator (Bay & Gulf Co.) Licensed Real Estate Broker Served on the Planning and Zoning Board Encourage and respect citizen participation/input Make decisions based on research & analysis Practice scal responsibility & common sense Ensure open and honest government Please visit my website: MaryBlackburnForCityCouncil.com Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Mary Blackburn, for City Council, Group 3 Please check my website for a calendar of future events. It makes it real for the reader, said Ballister on his use of locations and local history. He pointed out that the story is bookended by major events that residents of Gulf County may remember: Tropical Storm Dottie in 1976 and Hurricane Kate in 1985. If somethings important, you step up to the challenge, said Ballister, describing the books theme. You draw on whats available to succeed. Ballister believes that this is something we can all relate to and sees Dreamland Diaries as the perfect beach-reading experience. Hes excited at the prospect of readers sitting in the sand and getting lost in his unique, supernatural tale. Bruce has a sequel in the works along with ideas for two other books hed like to write. Having previously written several short stories, Ballister mentioned that Dreamland Diaries is the rst idea he had which took on a life of its own and became very easy to write. The rst draft of the manuscript took him a year to pen, working at night while still balancing a full-time job, plus another year to edit but hes happy to nally have the completed book in his hands. Ballister now begins the process of marketing his baby as he pounds the pavement to get his name known to the public in a whole new light. Ballister will be signing copies of Dreamland Diaries 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. ET at the No Name Caf on Reid Avenue this Saturday. AUTHOR from page B1 PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT | The Star These pups received plenty of love from the students. PUPPY from page B1 This is our second year doing this, said teacher Darlene Ake. Instead of exchanging cards they really cant read anyway, we decided to do this. We kept reading so much in the paper about how (the humane society) needed this kind of stuff and this seemed like a cool idea. The dogs certainly thought so. Shelter director Melody Townsend and her staff brought out several shelter dogs that despite cool temperatures basked in the warmth thrown off by the students who clamored to be up front and center for some petting and tummy rubbing. Several students piped up that they would take this dog or that cat the students also got some face time with the cats in the feline pen with them and provide a good home and Ake continually urged the students to remember the humane society and the needy animals they were ladling some loving on. If you want a cat or a dog, you know where to tell your mom and dad to come, Ake said repeatedly. After enjoying time with some of the dogs and cats at the shelter, the children, with a huge assist from their parents who came along for the fun, scooped up a half dozen bags of donated food and toys and carried them into the shelter for future use. They are really a giving bunch and they have fun, Ake said. They collected a lot of stuff. Star Staff Report In recognition of (Cultural Enrichment) Black History Month, the annual Black History Program hosted by Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School is scheduled for 9 a.m. ET Thursday Feb. 28 in the Marion Craig Coliseum (Gym). The Keynote Speaker is Damien Byrd, a 1995 honor graduate of Port St. Joe High School. He has a degree in Economics from Florida A&M University. Currently, he is serving as the Gulf Coast Operations Regional Manager, for GradImages a Division of the Event Photography Group. As regional manager, he is responsible for 125 freelance photographers and all external activities in a nine state region for the nations largest graduation photography rm. His 150 plus client list reads like a whos who among the Southeasts premier colleges and universities. With such clients as Florida State University, Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, University of Mississippi, Vanderbilt, University of Tennessee and Port St. Joe High School just to name a few. Damien is a self-proclaimed tech guru from a young age. Later in life realized that he owned his rst personal computer before the local telephone company did. Shamelessly admits to having more working laptops currently connected to his home network than televisions. Damien enjoys taking photographs of just about anything that moves or doesnt for that matter. Traveling is also a passion that he indulges in quite frequently be it for work or for pleasure. He feels that his broad exposure to the United States and World has helped him grow tremendously. As well to understand that we are now truly living in a global economy and in a gurative sense the world is becoming at. In addition, we will honor the memories of the former African American Gulf County Educators. The public is cordially invited to join students for this momentous occasion, so please note your calendar to attend. For more information please contact Rachel Smith-Crews at Port St. Joe Junior /Senior High School @ 850-229-8251, ext 136. High School to host Black History Month program DAMIEN BYRD

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, February 21, 2013 A scream cuts through the night, thunder grumbles and Charles Gounods Funeral March for a Marionette (recognizable as the Hitchcock theme) echoes eerily across the theatre to inform the audience that Alfred is in the building. Get ready for an evening of chuckling chills when you pick up tickets to the Dixie Theatres professional season production of Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. The 1940s period piece is a series of adaptations of three early lms directed by Alfred Hitchcock: The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps. These stories come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast, with six actors playing dozens of characters, live sound effects and musical underscoring. The play premiered on October 17, 2008 in Atlanta and has become a popular choice for little theatre across the country. The setting is a sound stage at radio station WBFR, circa 1946. Five microphones, four gargoyles and a few battered armchairs painted with lm noir lighting are all the props needed to set the mood. The cast, all members of the Actors Equity Association, whisk the audience away to a world of mad bombers, serial killers and spies. P uger does double duty as actor and sound effects expert with an exotic array of props to trick the ear into experiencing explosions, zoo animals and train rides. Prepare to witness an unusual use for an innocent cabbage. Snappy character transitions keep the stories moving along. Apalachicolas own Cleo Holladay, as always, is charming and uses her versatile vocal chords to portray a cockney shopkeeper, a withered street merchant and plump cook and a purveyor of exotic, if awed, fowl. Darren Server is especially spooky as the Avenger. Between the three playlets, vintage radio commercials for the Bates Motel and North by Northwest Airlines insert a stab of humor that Hitch himself would have loved. If you dont watch the masters lm regularly, you may forget they were as much comedies as thrillers. Although Alfred Hitchcock himself couldnt drop in for a cameo appearance at the Dixie, his spirit, or whatever intangible essence lingers of him, is surely smiling at the current production of Vintage Hitchcock. By Lois Swoboda. Trades & Services Services GET YOUR AD IN! 227-7847 CALL TOD A Y! GE T YOUR A D IN T R A DES & SERVI C ES 227-2847 229-1324 PROFESSIONAL F LOOR CARE, I N C R esidential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning S erving the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning R Vs Cars Trucks Vans 24 Hour E mergency Water E xtraction J.J.s Tree Service, LLC Stump Grinder Licensed & Insured Call John : (850) 899-8432 From A to Z 850-340-0756 Gregs Handyman Service & Lawn Maintenance Check out my work on Facebook! JOES LAWN CARE IF I TS I N YOUR YARD LET JOE TAKE CARE OF I T FULL L AWN SERVICE S TREE TRIMMING AND REMOVAL AL S O CLEAN GUTTER S AND IRRIGATION IN S TILLATION, PLANTING AND BEDDING AVAILABLE CALL JOE@ 850-323-0741 OR EMAIL J OE S_ LA WN @Y A H OO COM GE T YOUR A D IN T R A DES & SERVI C ES 227-7847 You would be looking down Reid Avenue from 1st Street. Trivia ANSWER By now, most of us are probably aware that it takes a combination of nutrient elements, all working together in the soil, for plants to grow their best. Since most of these essential elements arent naturally present in our sandy soil, we add fertilizers to supply the missing nutrients. Fertilizers almost always take care of the major plant nutrients. But sometimes, the minor elements arent included in the mix, and the ef ciencies persist. Zinc and copper de ciencies can cause real problems for landscape ornamentals. In this article I will discuss why these elements are usually not available to plants, how to spot the de ciencies and what you can do to correct them. My information was provided by Horticulture Emeritus, Dr. Robert J. Black, with University of Floridas IFAS. Zinc de ciency can occur on both acid and alkaline soil. On acid soils, heavy cropping too much acid-residue fertilizer and sometimes leaching can cause a zinc de ciency. On alkaline soil, zinc become xed in a chemical form or that have a high phosphorus content will usually have very little zinc available for plants. As with many other nutrients de ciencies, a lack of zinc rst shows up as interveinal chlorosis of the leaves. If zinc de ciency becomes severe, new leaves are much smaller in size, and they take on a crinkly or wavy appearance. To correct the problem, youll need to apply zinc sulfate, either by direct application to the soil or by a foliage spray. Try the soil application method rst. Its easier and it lasts longer. If the soil application doesnt work, the foliage spray may be needed. Apply zinc sulfate in the early spring. For small shrubs, one or two ounces may be enough; for larger trees, a half to a whole pound may be needed. Since zinc tends to move down ward through the soil very slowly, its a good idea to plow it into the soil rather than simply broadcast it over the surface. Cooper de ciency also occurs on both acid and alkaline soils. Organic soils, and light, sandy, acid soil tend to be naturally low in copper on alkaline soils, high in phosphorous, cooper is usually not available to the plant. If a plant has a copper de ciency, new leaves are considered smaller, and if the de ciency persists. The entire plant may become dwarfed. In some cases, chlorosis of the leaves occur, leaf tip may appear burned, and the rest of the leaf may take on a cupped or wrinkled appearance. Sometimes copper de ciency causes leaves to become thick, leathery, and rough. Premature leaf drop is also a common symptom. Unfortunately, correcting a copper de ciency isnt a simple process. Cooper is necessary from plants growth, but too much in the soil is harmful. An excess of copper injures root systems and slows down plant growth. So you must be very careful to use recommended amounts of copper. Cooper may be applied directly to the soil in the form of copper sulfate, or it may be applied to the foliage in the form a copper sulfate spray. The spray has the advantage of being quick and effective and is also a good fungicide. Soil application is still a better method, though because of its long lasting effects and ease of application. Since copper collects in the top soil, it should be thoroughly mixed with water before its applied to the soil, or it should be plowed under as soon as its applied. Generally, a half-pound of 25 percent copper sulfate will correct a de ciency in a ten-byten foot area. Fertilizers that contain copper can also be used to supply needed copper. Copper treatments can be made at any time of the year. For more information on zinc and copper de ciencies, contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit gulf. ifas.u .edu. Zinc, copper de ciencies can cause big problems ROY LEE CARTER County extension director Special to the Star Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will host a free educational workshop on estate preservation. Called Estate Strategy Essentials, the 45minute workshop will be at 2 p.m. CST, Sunday, Feb. 24, at Living Water Church at the Beach at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach. The workshop is presented by Juan Andrada, nancial representative with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Panama City. The workshop will help participants understand essential elements of any good estate strategy. As a result of attending the workshop, attendees will be better prepared to take action to protect their estates and pass them on according to their wishes. Having proper estate planning documents in place such as wills, trusts and powers of attorney can save families a great deal of nancial and emotional stress, Andrada said. This workshop offers tools to help people make smart, informed decisions about protecting their estates according to their wishes. To register, call Jennifer Browning at Thrivent Financial at 615-0015 or email Jennifer.Browning@Thrivent. com. Reservation deadline is Feb. 22. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and its respective associates and employees cannot provide legal, accounting, or tax advice or services. Work with your Thrivent Financial representative, and as appropriate your attorney and/or tax professional for additional information. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a not-for-pro t, Fortune 500 nancial services membership organization helping about 2.5 million members achieve nancial security and give back to their communities. Special to The Star The Gulf County Extension Service will be hosting a four-week Turf and Gardening Program, an interactive Video Course. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. CT at the Gulf County Extension Of ce located at 232 E. Lake Ave. in Wewahitchka. Class will start on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The cost of the course is $25 per person or $40 for a family which covers course material and refreshments. The course schedule is as follows: Feb. 26 pH, soil types, soil testing; March 5 Fertilization; March 12 Weed control; March 19 Irrigation. Workshop to discuss estate preservation Extension turf, garden program set for Tuesday PHOTOS BY LEN PFLUGER | Special to the Star Cleo Holladay, Dixie Partington, David Caldwell, Sharon Malane tout North by Northwest Airlines. Below: In addition to a detective and knife wielding stalker, Darren Server portrays the host of WBFR. Retro radio play comes off without a Hitch

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, February 21, 2013 The Star | B7 92383S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, Case No.: 12-236-CA, WINDMARK INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company Plaintiff, vs. RIVERFRONT PROPERTIES, INC. a Georgia corporation, GARY R. RHINEHEART, and HARRY A. SCHULTZ, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: Harry Schultz, 4810 Ivy Ridge Dr., Unit 301, Smyrna, GA 30080 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 8th day of October, 2012, Plaintiff filed suit against you for a multi-count action for foreclosure on a Mortgage and suit on Guaranty, and foreclosure of the respective mortgage. You may obtain a copy of the Complaint from the Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Rm. 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. You are required to file with the Gulf County Clerk of Court, and serve upon Plaintiff’s attorney Ryan O. Garrity, 4477 Legendary Drive, Suite 202, Destin, Florida 32541 a written response with 30 days of the date of the publication. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be filed if you want the court to hear your side of the case. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, property may thereafter be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you not know any attorney, you may call an attorney referral service or a legal 92381S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT; Case No.: 12-234-CA WINDMARK INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company Plaintiff, vs. RIVERFRONT PROPERTIES, INC. a Georgia corporation, GARY R. RHINEHEART, HARRY A. SCHULTZ, and GEORGIA COMMERCE BANK, a Georgia banking corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: Harry Schultz, 4810 Ivy Ridge Dr., Unit 301, Smyrna, GA 30080 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 5th day of October, 2012, Plaintiff filed suit against you for a multi-count action for foreclosure on a Mortgage and suit on Guaranty, and foreclosure of the respective mortgage. You may obtain a copy of the Complaint from the Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Rm. 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. You are required to file with the Gulf County Clerk of Court, and serve upon Plaintiff’s attorney Ryan O. Garrity, 4477 Legendary Drive, Suite 202, Destin, Florida 32541 a written response with 30 days of the date of the publication. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be filed if you want the court to hear your side of the case. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, property may thereafter be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you not know any attorney, you may call an attorney referral service or a legal aid office (listed in the phone book). The first date of publication of this notice is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013. Person Giving Notice: Ryan O. Garrity, Esq. Fla. Bar No. 615110 PLEAT, PERRY & RITCHIE, P.A. 4477 Legendary Drive, Suite 202 Destin, Florida 32541 Tel: (850) 650-0599 Fax: (850) 650-4402 ryan@pleatperry.com Attorney for Plaintiff, WINDMARK INVESTMENTS, LLC. February 21, 28, 2013 92363S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 10U, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1109 Application No. 2013-04 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03751-035R Description of Property: Lot Nine (9), Block Two (2), Beacon Hill Estates, as per map or plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida Name in which assessed: Walter L. Peterson All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 27th day of March, 2013. Dated this 19th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 2013 92221S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID #1213-08 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company, or corporation interested in providing the following: PIPE AS INDICATED ON SPECIFICATION SHEETS Please place YOUR COMPANY NAME, SEALED BID, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of your envelope, and provide three copies of your proposal. Bids must be submitted to and specifications may be obtained from the Gulf County Clerk’s Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 by 4:30 p.m., E.T. on Friday, February 22, 2013. Bids will be opened at this same location on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. Any questions concerning this bid should be directed to Joe Danford or Jake Lewis, Gulf County Public Works at (850) 227-1401. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ Tynalin Smiley, Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk February 14, 21, 2013 92301S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2011-CA-000420 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-2 Plaintiff, vs. William Chris Harwood a/k/a William C. Harwood and Johanna Michelle Grissom a/k/a Johanna M. Grissom; Note Tracker Corporate; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 7, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000420 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-2, Plaintiff and William Chris Harwood a/k/a William C. Harwood and Johanna Michelle Grissom a/k/a Johanna M. Grissom are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, REBECCA L. NORRIS, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on March 7, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00-01-37 WEST, 82.98 FEET, TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH R/W OF A COUNTY ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 87-3250 WEST, 420.28 FEET TO THE POB; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00-02-30 WEST, 270 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 87-32-50 WEST, 165 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00-02-30 EAST, 270 FEET; THENCE NORTH 87-32-50 EAST BACK TO THE POB. MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY A RECENT SURVEY PREPARED BY EDWIN G. BROWN AND ASSOCIATES, INC., BEARING THE DATE OF NOV. 11, 2004, UNDER JOB NO. 04-728PSC:25959 AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST 82.98 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF BRYAN SETTERICH ROAD; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 87 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST 420.28 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING AND LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 269.92 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST 164.96 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST 269.96 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP LYING ON SAID SOUTHERLY LIGHT OF WAY; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY NORTH 88 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST 164.99 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 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 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, call 711. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida BA Baxter Deputy Clerk of Court Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-207790 FC01 W50 February 14, 21, 2013 90218S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Our Home at Beacon Hill located at 141 Kaelyn Lane, in the County of Gulf, in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 13th day of February, 2013. Beacon Villa ALF Operating LLC February 21, 2013 92369S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 10U, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 204 Application No. 2013-02 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 00741-053R Description of Property: FARM #18 (4 acres, more or less), GULF COUNTY FARMS, INC., PROPERTIES, an unrecorded Subdivision of that portion of Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, lying West of State Road No. 71, more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the intersection of the North line of Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, and the Westerly right of way line of State Road #71, said State Road having a right of way of 66 feet; thence South 18 Degrees 16 Minutes 20 Seconds East, along said Westerly right of way line for 5152.75 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue South 18 Degrees 16 Minutes 20 Seconds East along said Westerly right a way line for 345.59 feet to the South line of said Section 19; thence South 86 Degrees 27 Minutes 22 Seconds West along said South line of Section 19, for 750.67 feet; thence North 18 Degrees 16 Minutes 20 Seconds West for 154.74 feet; thence North 71 Degrees 43 Minutes 40 Seconds East for 726.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: Billy C. Quinn Sr. and Joe C. Quinn All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 27th day of March, 2013. Dated this 19th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 2013 92299S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th JUDICAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 23-2008-CA000491 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR TRUCAP GRANTOR TRUST 2010-2, Plaintiff, vs. TED B. SPARLING, JR.; LISA M. SPARLING; 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; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3 AND TENANT #4 THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to the final judgment/order entered in the above noted case, that I will sell the following property situated in Gulf County, Florida described as: LOT 9 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 7, BLOCK 46, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 19, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 A.M. ET on March 7, 2013. The highest bidder shall immediatley post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to five percent (5%) of the final bid. The deposit must be cash or cashier’s check payable to the Clerk of the Court. Final payment must be made on or before 5:00 P.M. ET, on the date of the sale by cash or cashier’s check. 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. Rebecca Norris CLERK OF COURT BA Baxter Deputy Clerk February 14, 21, 2013 92295S PUBLIC NOTICE PORT ST. JOE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS for Custom Design and Construction of a Timber Deck at Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot RFQ 2013-02 The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency is requesting proposals for the custom design and construction of a timber deck at the Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot, located in Port St. Joe, Florida. The construction of this deck will ultimately support a structure similar to the City Commons Gazebo. The PSJRA will receive sealed qualifications from any qualified and properly licensed company or corporation interested in providing qualifications for the following project: Timber Deck at Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot. Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on Friday, March 1, 2013. Submit three (3) copies to Gail Alsobrook, PSJRA, 150 Captain Fred’s Place, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidder’s name, address, date and time of opening, and RFQ number 2013-02. Proposals will be publicly opened and acknowledged at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 on March 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chamber. The complete RFQ Solicitation, Plans, and Specifications can be downloaded from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment website at www.PSJRA.com. Proposals of Qualifications will be evaluated by the PSJRA and ultimately approved by the City Commission. The PSJRA and/or City have the right to reject any or all proposals. February 14, 21, 2013 92261S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 13-04PR IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLIE ROSS STRANGE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Charlie Ross Strange, deceased, File Number 13-04PR, by 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; that the decedent’s date of death was October 23, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $5,351.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Allie E. Strange PO Box 355 Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 February 14, 2013. Person Giving Notice: Allie E. Strange PO Box 355 Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Mel C. Magidson Jr. Attorney FL Bar No: 261629 P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 227-7800 Fax: (850) 227-7878 E-Mail: mmagidson@ gtcom.net February 14, 21, 2013 92233 PUBLIC NOTICE George E. Weems Memorial Hospital is seeking proposals from qualified Proposers for an electronic health records (EHR) system consisting of licensed software, hardware, and services, including, but not limited to, implementation, support, training, and other professional services (collectively referred to as “EHR System”). The Request for Proposal documentation can be obtained from the Hospital’s website: http://www.weemsmemorial.co m/p/news.aspx. Proposals must be received NLT 4:00 PM EST on Friday, March 1, 2013. Proposals received after this date will be not be considered. All packages must be sealed and clearly state “RFP# WMH-2013-EHR” and delivered to 135 Avenue G, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Please contact Chuck Edwards at 850-527-7537 or cedwards@weems memorial.com for additional information. February 14, 21, 2013 90188S PUBLIC NOTICE: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announce two PUBLIC HEARINGS for the FWC Lead Managed Portions of Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area located in Gulf and Franklin Counties, Florida. 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 27, 2013 St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Center 3915 State Road 30-A Port St. Joe, FL 32456 7:00 P.M. Thursday, February 28, 2013 Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Environmental Education and Training Center 108 Island Drive Eastpointe, FL 32328 PURPOSE: To receive public comment regarding considerations for FWC’s ten-year Management Plan for the FWC Lead Managed Portions of Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area (ARWEA). This hearing is being held EXCLUSIVELY for discussion of the DRAFT Apalachicola River WEA Management Plan. This meeting is not being held to discuss area hunting or fishing regulations. For more information on the process for FWC rule and regulation development go online to: myfwc.com/about/rules-re gulations/rule-changes/ or call (850) 487-1764. A Management Prospectus for Apalachicola River WEA and copy of the agenda is available upon request from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Land Conservation and Planning Group, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 323991600. Telephone: (850) 487-9982 or (850) 487-9767 or by e-mail at Rebecca.Shelton @MyFWC.com February 21, 2013 90144S 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 5th day of February, 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 March, 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 7th day of February, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954)453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m February 14, 21, 2013 92253S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 232007CA 000471CAXXXX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, F/K/A CENTEX HOME EQUITY COMPANY, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. VICKERS, THOMAS L, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 24, 2013 and entered in 232007CA 000471CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, F/K/A CENTEX HOME EQUITY COMPANY, LLC, is the Plaintiff and VICKERS, THOMAS L; SABRINA VICKERS; LEWIS D. MILES; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE are the Defendant(s). Benny Lister as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the higher and best bidder for cash, the Front Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 AM on March 7, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT SIX (6), IN FOREHANDS SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW, FLORIDA IN BLOCK “B”, FOREHANDS SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW, FLORIDA EXECUTED AUGUST 12, 1957, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A 2003 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN# WHC012655GAA AND WHC012655GAB 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 this 6th day of February, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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 sever (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089, Pananta City, Florida 32402, Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717, Hearing Impaired: Dial 711, Email: ADARequest@jud14.fl courts. org Submitted by: Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 3010 N. Military Trail, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-241-9181 February 14, 21, 2013

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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 Internal Revenue Service Public Auction Under the authority in Internal Revenue Code section 6331, the property described below has been seized for nonpayment of internal revenue taxes due from Thomas F. Wikerson AKA Ferrell Wilkerson. The property will be sold at public auction as provided by Internal Revenue Code section 6335 and related regulations. Date of Sale: March 14th, 2013 Time of Sale: 10:00 AM Location of Sale: 8119 Americus Avenue Port Saint Joe, FL 32456 Only the right, title, and interest of Thomas F. Wilkerson AKA Ferrell Wilkerson in and to the property will be offered for sale. If requested, the Internal Revenue Service will furnish information about possible encumbrances, which may be useful in determining the value of the interest being sold. Description of Property: A single family residential property 3/3 built in 2001 living area 1,786 gross area 4,118 on .24 acres Legal Description: Lot 14, Summer Place, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 51 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. APN# 03806-770R Payment Terms: 20% payment required on acceptance of highest bid within one hour and the remaining funds due by April 4th, 2013. All payments mush be by cash, certified check, cashier’s or treasurer’s check or by a United States postal, bank, express, or telegraph money order. Make check or money order payable to the United States Treasure. For more information, please contact Sharon W. Sullivan Internal Revenue Service 7850 SW 6th CT MS 5780 Plantation, FL 33324 Tel (954)740-2421 or email Sharon.W .Sullivan@irs.gov or visit our website www .irsauctions.gov 92395S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2010-CA000429 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, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on January 3, 2012 in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000429 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Port St. Joe Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is the Plaintiff and ARION J WARD, et al., are the Defendants. 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 March, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary 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. 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 this 15th day of February, 2013. BILL KINSAUL Clerk of Circuit Court As Clerk of the Court By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk February 21, 28, 2013 92367S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 10L, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1288 Application No. 2013-01 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04598-000R Description of Property: Lot 1, Block A, St. Joe Heights Subdivision to the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according the Official Plat thereof on file in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: James Buie All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 27th day of March, 2013. Dated this 19th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 2013 *Adopt*:Art Classes to Zoo Trips; all in between, baby will be our King/Queen *James & Helene* Expenses Paid FLBar42311 1800-522-0045 aid office (listed in the phone book). The first date of publication of this notice is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013. Person Giving Notice: Ryan O. Garrity, Esq. Fla. Bar No. 615110 PLEAT, PLEAT & RITCHIE, P.A. 4477 Legendary Drive, Suite 202 Destin, Florida 32541 Tel: (850) 650-0599 Fax: (850) 650-4402 ryan@pleatperry.com Attorney for Plaintiff, WINDMARK INVESTMENTS, LLC. February 21, 28, 2013 92365S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 10L, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1238 Application No. 2013-03 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04273-120R Description of Property: Lot Four (4) of Bay Breeze SubDivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, at Plat Book 3, Page 45. Name in which assessed: Walter L. Peterson All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 27th day of March, 2013. Dated this 19th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 2013 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 The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds.



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Thursday, FEBRUARY 21, 2013Turns out the typical visitor to Gulf County looks a lot like those who choose to make the county home. The Gulf County Tourist Development Council throughout the past six months undertook a series of research studies to assess those who choose the county as a destination getaway. How often? From where? To do what? That research came to dovetailing conclusions when compared to the demographics of those who call the county home there is distaste for traf c and crowds; water and sunsets are at the center of activity; relaxation and a laid-back lifestyle are primary attractions. It is great to have a visitor pro le that matches our community pro le, said TDC executive director Jennifer Jenkins. It is a great opportunity. Its a great community. I took away that we have an avid, loyal visitor, we know a lot more about who they are, we know where we need to go and we know that our visitors are very passionate.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com There were plenty of positives discussed during last weeks Port of Port St. Joe Authority meeting, but the cloud looming over the port moves closer. Port attorney Tom Gibson told the Port Authority board that hearings had been set for early March to hear arguments in the foreclosure case being brought by Capital City Bank. The bank is seeking to foreclose on the ports parcel that is adjacent to the Intracoastal Canal and contains the ports barge bulkhead and uplands improvements. The bank holds a mortgage in excess of $4 million on the property which is not part of the Arizona Chemical land the Port Authority owns free and clear and has pursued foreclosure after negotiations on a new payment plan broke down. The Port Authority is effectively currently operating without revenue and has not made a payment on the mortgage in more than a year. Capital City Bank, Gibson said, would be seeking a summary judgment in its favor, allowing it to take possession of the land without a hearing. A summary judgment, Gibson said, would be awarded if a Gulf County Circuit Court Judge nds no issues of fact. Our aim is to avoid a summary judgment against us, Gibson said. We are hoping the judge will nd issues of fact which sets up for a trial. A trial would likely be months away. The Port Authority will also argue for a summary judgment, contending that entering into a mortgage for public land without a voter referendum was not a proper use of its power by the Port Authority, Gibson said. He added that the odds of such an argument carrying the day were not high. While that legal battle is waged, the Port Authority is moving ahead on an update of the Port of Port St. Joe master plan. By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com On Tuesday, Feb. 12, soldier Terry Thompson returned home to Port St. Joe from active duty in Afghanistan. Thompson was honored by the members of the John C. Gainous Post No. 10069 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars where he received a thank you letter from Rodney Herring, a certificate of honor and a lifetime VFW membership from Commander of the Post, Rick Armstrong. I love what I do, said Thompson as he smiled and shook hands with members prior to the ceremony. Thompson, a specialist with the 781st Alpha Company, 117th Combat Support Sustaining Battalion No. 117, will relax at home for a few days before deploying to his next base in Alabama where he plans to attend college while simultaneously continuing to serve. The John C. Gainous VFW Post 10069 is located in Highland View and invites all qualied combat veterans to visit the Post and apply for membership. The Post is open every day and meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Terry Thompson receives a thank you letter and certi cate of honor from Rodney Herring. He also received a lifetime VFW memebership.WES LOCHER| The StarSoldier returns from Afghanistan 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.comSubscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 Opinion . . . . . A4-A5Letters to the Editor . . . .A5Outdoors . . . . . .A8Sports . . . . . . .A9School News . . . . . B3Faith . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . 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Port St. Joe city commissioners on Tuesday approved appointing Preble Rish Engineers as the project manager for the move of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse into the city at a location determined during planning for a new bay front park. Preble Rish is the citys engineers of record, operating by state statute under a continuing contract. City attorney Tom Gibson said commissioners could simply add language to that contract to include oversight of the lighthouse relocation. Commissioners also rescinded a Request for Quali cations for a project manager for the relocation, which was seen as the rst step forward in the process. Mayor Mel Magidson said the engineering rm had offered to act as the project manager. The company would not charge any fees for its role, Magidson said. They are local, they are civil engineers, they would not charge, Magidson said. This could save the city a good bit of money. However, Preble Rish would not be able to fund beyond the basics such as initial engineering, inspection and establishing a timeline and ensuring adherence. The physical move of the lighthouse would still require funding and bidding for services. It would not change the need for expertise in other areas, Magidson said. Commissioner Bill Kennedy said he thought the idea a good one, saying that civil engineering understanding soil, water tables, wetlands, etc. would serve as a foundation for the relocation in any case. Some reservations were expressed by Commissioner Rex Buzzett.City taps rm to manage lighthouse movePreble Rish Engineers not charging fees for its services See LIGHTHOUSE A10Port Authority to face foreclosure hearings in March See PORT AUTHORITY A10 GULF COUNTY WISH YOU WERE HERE TDC studies visitors to the area for future marketingBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .comSee TDC A3

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, February 21, 2013The results of a multi-layered study of the local tourism market was approved by TDC board and Board of County Commissioners last year. Jenkins said such a research of the visitors who come to Gulf County had never been undertaken and was essential for future marketing programs and outreach. My main goal was to identify the pro le of the loyal visitor and the markets that were emerging, Jenkins said. I was trying to get a sense of the brand. We wanted to test drive the brand. These were things we had to do, but it really worked out well. They (researchers) delivered more than I expected. They came in respectfully and their procedures brought all this out. The research had four distinct components and were, Jenkins said, unaided in the sense that no questions were crafted for the rst phase and results helped feed subsequent phases of the research. One involved social listening to responses sent out to 21,000 subscribers to the TDC e-newsletter. Jenkins noted those subscribers are a loyal bunch, with few opting out of the survey. Lengthy interviews were conducted with those identi ed by TDC stakeholders as loyal visitors, those who return again and again to Gulf County. There were also visitor opinion surveys and extensive interviews with stakeholders, not just the bed tax collectors but also restaurants and other businesses with a bottom line linked to tourism. The results from the four provided an overlay of what the Gulf County tourist market looks like. That market is one comprised typically of married couples who tend to be ages 35-64, with a near majority landing in the 50-64 age range. They typically travel with signi cant others, plan their vacations in advance, have some college and a whopping 92 percent drive to Gulf County. Jenkins noted a signi cant number: while 52 percent say they travel with their children, just 30 percent attest to having children in the household suggesting that 22 percent are traveling with adult children, adding to the legacy of a trip to Gulf County. A majority of visitors hail from the South particularly Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee and have household incomes that land in the middle to upper class. However, the area also draws a strong Midwest component Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota and those visitors tend to be in higher income brackets, slightly younger and more long-range planners than visitors from the South. That Midwest corridor is strong, Jenkins said. Nearly 90 percent of visitors identify themselves as living in suburban or rural areas. One of the more surprising ndings in the research is that shing is not the beall and end-all for visitors in Gulf County. Among those visitors who responded to surveys, the percentage who described themselves as shermen/ women were outnumbered by those who identify themselves as explorers and outdoorspeople, planners or someone seeking solitude. Among those surveyed who said they brought a toy along for outdoor play, those who answered boat were behind those who brought their bicycle or kayak. That was surprising to our stakeholders, Jenkins said. But what it was says to me is that I can wrap up my message on shing into water activities. The visitor who comes to Gulf County does so knowing the beaches are clean, are keen on smart growth, enjoy the beaches being pet friendly and are looking for an escape. They want no major changes. One of the more telling aspects of the survey came with tag clouds outlining the emotional and descriptive words visitors think of when thinking of Gulf County. A brand needs to have an emotional connection, Jenkins said. Those tag clouds include words such as pristine, quiet, uncrowded, laid back, friendly, fun, peaceful, beautiful, wonderful, serene and natural. There was scant concern about rainy days about the only suggestion for additions was a theater with the writer adding that it is not a problem. Rain was just liquid sunshine, another said. (In Destin) Beer is warm when you get home from the convenience store because the traf c is so bad, one visitor wrote. Another wrote, Its the pace no traf c, cars, planes or anything. I love to get up and just have coffee with the sunrise. Theres nothing man can make thats better than what God did (on Cape San Blas). You dont ever want to go home. I havent ever found a place like it. There are opportunities. For example, 32 percent of visitors to Gulf County said they stayed in Mexico Beach. That is a great opportunity for us to differentiate, Jenkins said. While visitors know Gulf County beaches will not be crowded and will be clean, visitors associated Mexico Beach with more crowded beaches and more growth. Those who are not even aware of Gulf County and all it offers provided another opportunity for growth, Jenkins said, particularly during the winter months when tourism is consistently down compared to summer, fall and spring, the survey indicated. We can do something more for snowbirds, Jenkins said. These opportunities will become the basis of my communication and my messaging. This will guide it. I can understand my medium and how I deliver my message. You use this and write your brand story and you tell about your brand. Jenkins said she envisioned taking the research and writing that story and that story becoming the hub on the wheel for partners, selling Gulf County and its charms. We have a great opportunity to work together, Jenkins said. This is not just quantitative, its qualitative and its emotional. I am humbled. 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Recently I was ipping through the channels and I came across the movie, Cool Hand Luke. It was past 10 p.m. and the movie was just starting. I remember watching it with my Daddy many times, therefore I had to stay up and watch it again for old times sake. The movie starring Paul Newman has a lot of memorable quotes and some really good music. Though it was made in 1967, you can still nd it on television quite a bit. In the movie, Paul Newman plays the part of Luke, a cool, opinionated gutsy prisoner on a chain gang in the Deep South. The line that most folks remember from the movie is when the Prison Captain, played by Strother Martin, tells Luke, What weve got here is failure to communicate. At the end of the movie, Luke says it back to the Captain just before he is shot (facing recapture). Unfortunately, I would experience failure to communicate the next day when I visited my local DMV in my home state of Virginia. My task was pretty simple, but I knew going in that I was going to have problems. My simple task was to get license plates for a car. The problem was my drivers license was expired. Now, how Im walking around with an expired drivers license is another story. More than two months previous, in November, I had gone into the DMV to get my new drivers license, I remembered the day well it was my birthday. I took the day off to take care of some things including getting an inspection sticker for my car and a couple of new tires. I bought the tires from a Used Tire place. The fellow who worked there was very nice, letting me come back and pay him later in the day because his credit card machine wasnt working. He had a lot of tattoos and not many teeth. I liked him. Before going to the DMV, I had stopped and bought a Mallo Cup which had a 50 coin in it. You have to be a Mallo Cup fan to know that they still put cardboard coins in the package with the candy. It was my 50th birthday, so I remembered it. Originally, it took about an hour to get to the counter at the DMV to get my license, but I enjoyed the time and people watching because I wasnt in a hurry. Watching folks in the DMV, you kind of understand the way things are now, as opposed to the way they used to be. The lady took my picture and my money and told me, You should receive your new license in the mail in seven to ten business days. A couple of weeks later, my new drivers license still hadnt shown up. Figuring it would show up while I was away for the Christmas holidays, I didnt worry about it. I had a piece of paper saying it was on the way that was good for 30 days or so. A month passed and I still hadnt gotten my license. I called the DMV hotline and got a nice lady named Donna who didnt really believe me, and told me my license was mailed on Dec. 2. She assured me that she would note it as lost and put in a request for another license to be mailed out to me. So I waited another couple of weeks and still nothing. Again, I decided that I should wait longer before calling again. However, it was getting kind of frustrating because folks who want to see your drivers license at stores and airports tell you, Your license is expired! About two months had passed since my original visit to get my license renewed and it still hadnt arrived in the mail. Needing the new tags for my car, I headed out to the DMV knowing this was going to be trouble. Our DMV has a system of hoops you jump through before you get to actually do what you need to do. The rst person you talk to is a lady at a check in desk who asks why you are there. When she asked me, I simply told her I was there to get a tag for my car. What a mixed message. The Board of County Commissioners decided to restore the Economic Development Council last week in a narrowly-divided vote. This came after the BOCC voted last month to bring the EDC back under its umbrella, in large part because they were fatigued by spending taxpayer money for what they believed were few results. And at the same meeting last week, despite restoring the EDC, commissioners voted to approve leaving one potential project in the hands of the county administrator and permitted him to hire a consultant for the project. In short, the BOCC spent even more taxpayer money on economic development, with few parameters as far as scope of services or payment. They did so despite having an EDC director identi ed during a nationwide search and who appears to have all the skill set. They also ignored the port director, who has been working on a volunteer basis for nearly a year, even though what is known about this potential project is it involves the Intracoastal Canal. Instead of making do with the resources available, as county commissioners love to tell the school district, the cities and others, commissioners decided to tap taxpayers once again. They actually double-dipped when they approved the county administrator moving forward on lling a position that would serve as a jack-of-all-trades under the administrator and other key department heads public works, emergency management headed toward retirement. Broad job speci cations, where there were any, salary to be determined, just add another administrative position. And critics think the school district is top heavy? The county makes the school district appear penurious. This position would be created and lled despite the fact that commissioners transformed the county jailer position into a deputy administrator position a few years back, paid appropriately, and the supervisor of human resources also identi es himself as a deputy administrator. How is that bringing ef ciency to government, as Commissioner Warren Yeager argued last week? And what is the plan? If this is a plan of succession for key staff in the coming years, there are other ways to go about it. The county advertised nationally for a Tourist Development Council director. The county advertised nationally not once but twice for an EDC director. Commissioners arent going to search, with the aid of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board as in the recent past, to replace the long-time county administrator? The Public Works position wont be lled after a search for the bestcredentialed candidate? If this is a move-betweendepartments position, this is the baseball version of a utility player. Not ready for succession to full time but capable in a pinch of lling in admirably. But this individual is supposed to provide assistance across disparate departments? Exactly what is the ef ciency? The county administrator could also be helped in the short term by having this economic development project taken off his hands. Not much is known the county administrator adhering to the same con dentiality provisions that have driven the county commissioners batty in the past. But enough is known to know this is a project for the EDC and its new board, it is a project that requires the input of the port director and it sure does not need the county to expend additional funds on a consultant to perform duties that at this time are unclear. This is the sort of thing discussed last week when Commissioner Joanna Bryan talked of the countys many stops and starts in differing directions when it came to economic development. How the lack of a consistent message and messenger was hurting the county. By the end of last weeks meeting there remained two individuals as point of contact on economic development in the county, the EDC director and the county administrator. And the county administrator does not have the expertise for anything remotely port related. Every member of the Port Authority, even folks with state agencies for transportation and economic development defer to the port director when it comes to the Port of Port St. Joe. One also cant help but wonder how a project that involves signi cant acreage along the Intracoastal Canal might impact the expansion of Eastern Shipbuilding to Gulf County. Is the St. Joe Company aware of this project? Is its engaged partner, the Bank of Montreal? Is Eastern Shipbuilding Group? If the answer to any one of those questions is no, county commissioners have a potential problem on their hands because there is a lot invested, by a number of parties including the BOCC, to bring ESG to Gulf County. Any action that impacts that project negatively is an issue. A real kicker is the lack of transparency and accountability involved. The BOCC created two positions without the remotest of Request for Quali cations or Proposals, without any true idea of how much it would cost taxpayers. They did so without either item appearing on the agenda. The EDC discussion was there, but the county administrator broached creating these two positions under Staff Business. Only commissioners were privy to information in advance. This comes at a time when commissioners are slowly edging their way to bringing clarity and transparency to their agenda. At least Reckon vanilla extract needs a spokesman? Keyboard KLATTERINGSFailure to communicateFollowing the dollars TIM CROFTStar news editor Did you see the uproar over Taylor Swift recently inking a deal to be a spokesperson for Diet Coke? Im scratching my head over this one. An enterprising (and talented) young American signs an agreement to hawk a soft drink for a little extra cash and a certain contingent of nutritionist and a selected few guardians of extra poundage rise up out of the woodwork to protest. What happened to the land of opportunity? I dont know Taylor Swift from Adams housecat. I cant tell you one song she sings. I could not pick her out of a line up of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Beyonce. Listen, Ive got running shoes older than Taylor Swift! Ive heard just enough of her to know that, despite any claims to the contrary, she is not a country singer. I dont care how she is advertised or promoted! Loretta Lynn to this day gets a hint of a c in there as she pronounces here..as in that line from her autobiographical standard, Not much left but the oor, nothing lives cheer anymore.. Now folks, thats country! You should aseen the hairdo Tammy Wynette was sporting when she rst moved to Nashville in 1966; it screamed country even before she opened her mouth. And bless her heart, the late Kitty Wells would make Loretta and Tammy both seem like they were born in New York City! Im not defending Taylor Swift today because shes young or beautiful or my kind of singer. Im just musing over the fact that some folks have got to put their negative two cents worth in sometimes where it doesnt belong. These naysayers claim that the popularity that Miss, or Mrs., (I dont keep up with that stuff) Swift has among young teenagers will cause them to drink more sodas thereby adding to the already raging obesity among the youth of America today. They added statistics with graphs and charts to aid their viewpoint. Have we gone completely bonkers in this country? Wed never heard of Diet Coke in 1957. Me and Ricky and Yogi would drink a sugar laden Root Beer over on the front steps of Woodrow Kennons Grocery Store and then run up and play for an hour on the World War I cannon guarding the square. Wed then high-tail it down to the big ditch below our house and swing across the water on grape vines. Wed spend the afternoon playing baseball way out at that eld across from the Pajama Factory. Wed race like the Devil was after us to get home before the sundown curfew. We ended most everyday a whole lot thinner than we started it. Dont blame the cola if youre going to sit on the couch for hours on end and watch Howdy Dowdy. Listen, you can get fat eating carrots and English peas if you dont know when to stop! It might behoove our young generation to worry less about their calorie intake and spend more time hand walking the World War I cannon. How about a good game of kick the can or hide and go seek? Plus, do we really believe Robert Wagner has a reverse mortgage on his personal home? Sam Elliot is as rugged as all get out and one of the most likeable actors around, but does that mean he actually drives a Dodge Ram? I have a pretty good idea of Whats in Alec Baldwins wallet since he started doing those Capital One commercials! Leon would say, Theyre just in it for the money. I dont wear English Leather. I had a girlfriend once that insisted I would be more attractive to her if Id splash a little on before we went to the dance over at the National Guard Armory in Lexington. It smelled like a cross between dead lilacs and prune juice to me! I stuck with a touch of Vanilla Extract along each sideburn. I wasnt about to put some foreign substance all over my face and body. But lets not kid each other here; if the English Leather people showed up and said, Hey Kes, well pay you a million dollars to get on TV and promote our cologne, Id sign on any dotted line they pointed to! Id pour that stuff in my hair, my eyes, I bathe in it shoot, Id drink it for that kind of money! Id proclaim English Leather to the rooftops! I wouldnt care how many lilacs or prunes were killed in the making of the commercial. You think those Taylor Swift critics wouldnt do the exact same thing if given the chance? People, young and old, have some responsibility as they watch any promotion, read any ad, mull over an infomercial or decide between Crest or Colgate. Isnt it written on Mt. Rushmore or somewhere, Let the buyer beware? Lets leave Taylor Swift alone. If she can command the extra money, good for her! Im not going to rush out and buy her records or CDs or videos. She just doesnt appeal to me as an entertainer. I believe I will, however, go out and have myself a Diet Coke to celebrate her good fortune. Respectfully,Kes HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 CRANKS MY TRACTORBN Heard OPINION www.starfl.comThursday, February 21, 2013 APage 4SectionSee KLATTERINGS A5 See CRANKS A5

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She was nice and gave me a form and asked for my drivers license. I gave her my expired license. She looked at it and said, Your license is expired! I said, Yes Maam, I came in back in November to get it renewed and it never came in the mail. She gave me another form to get another drivers license, the tag form, a slip of paper with a number on it like they give you at a crowded ice cream parlor and told me where to get a clipboard and a pen. My number was T122. I sat down and lled out the paperwork for the tag; I wasnt going to ll the drivers license form again. It was 30 or 45 minutes until my number appeared on the screen and a computerized like voice called out T122.. The folks there are nice, but it was toward the end of the day and they were moving a little like they had been dragging 100 pound bags of feed behind them in the barn and they had been doing it all day. I understood. The lady behind the long counter started helping me with my tag, but then she asked me for my drivers license. I gave her my expired license and of course she told me, Your license is expired! I said, Yes Maam, I came in back in November to get it renewed and it never came in the mail. Then she asked me, Have you checked with your postal carrier? I said, No Maam. However, when I said it, this picture of my mailman, Mike, popped into my head. Mike is wonderful, hes nice to my dogs, he wears shorts in the dead of winter and always waves at me. He would remind you of Cholla, the leader of the motorcycle gang, The Black Widows in the movie, Every Which Way But Loose, starring Clint Eastwood. But you just dont ask Mike the Mailman questions. You just dont mess up his system. As I was in a trance thinking about the absurdity of asking Mike about my drivers license, the lady left me standing there at the counter. She walked around a while behind the counter with the other folks helping people. It was late in the day and she seemed as if she had been dragging two 100 pound bags of feed around the barn all day. I understood. She came back and started typing on her computer. She found what she was looking for and said, I see where you called about a month ago and were told your license was mailed on December 2nd. To this I replied, Yes Maam, the lady also told me she would send out another one. I still dont have a license. The nice lady then told me that I might have to pay for a new license. I convinced her that I would not do that. Again, she was very nice (well, kind of nice) and I got to talk to another lady. The DMV is not so bad; they just have a lot going on. The next lady brought me my tag and asked for my drivers license. I told her, I dont have one. I dont drive. I simply want a new tag for my car. It stays in the driveway. I go out there and listen to the radio sometimes when I need to get away from things. Sometimes I hear voices in my house and I get scared. I bought a car just to sit in. My dog usually sits in there with me. She looked at me like I was crazy. I understood. Finally they all got together and decided to take my picture again and send off for another drivers license. They didnt charge me anything. One of the ladies simply said, You should receive your new license in the mail in seven to ten business days. Yes Maam, I responded. I walked out the door understanding the present overall state of things. I got my drivers license in the mail two business days later. I dont know what else to say other than, What weve got here is failure to communicate. Read more stories online at www. CranksMyTractor.com. 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 LETTERS www.starfl.comThursday, February 21, 2013 APage 5SectionThe U.S. tax code grows more complicated every year and currently spans thousands of pages even government experts cant agree exactly how long it is. So its not surprising that millions of Americans hire professional tax preparers to complete their returns. Relinquishing the onerous task of calculating your taxes to a professional may save you time and give peace of mind they know more about tax law than you do, right? But remember: Youre still legally responsible for all information on the return. So if the preparer makes a mistake or intentionally defrauds the government, youll be on the hook for any additional taxes, interest and penalties even possible prosecution. The IRS notes that although most tax return preparers are professional, honest and serve their clients well, taxpayers should use the same standards for choosing a preparer as they would for a doctor or lawyer, and be on the lookout for incompetence and criminal activity. There are several basic types of tax preparers: certi ed public accountants, IRS-designated enrolled agents, tax attorneys, storefront agents (think H&R Block) and self-employed preparers. The rst three types must meet their own licensing agencys continuing education and licensing requirements and are bound by ethical standards; theyre also the only professionals authorized to represent you before the IRS on all tax matters, including audits, collection and appeals. Others may only represent you for audits of returns they actually prepared. Always ask whether they belong to any professional organizations with continuingeducation requirements. Here are tips for choosing the right tax return preparer: Request an initial free consultation at which you can share last years return and discuss how your situation has changed. Ask how their fees are determined some charge by the number of forms (schedules) led, others by the hour. You might pay anywhere from $100 to many thousands of dollars, depending on the complexity of your situation, where you live, the agents credentials, etc. One good way to get a sense of fees is to ask what they would have charged to complete your last years return. Be wary of tax preparers who claim they can obtain larger refunds than other preparers. No one can estimate your refund without rst reviewing your nancial information. Avoid preparers who base their fee on a percentage of the refund. Consider whether the individual or rm will be around to answer questions about the return months or years after its been led. Check their credentials and nd out if any complaints have been led with the Better Business Bureau. Reputable preparers will ask to see receipts and will ask multiple questions to determine whether expenses qualify for deduction. Ask whether your returns preparation will be outsourced, which means your personal information could be transmitted electronically to another rm, possibly outside the U.S. Ask about their experience with IRS audits and what their fees would be to represent you in an audit. Ask their policy for reimbursing you for nes, penalties and interest if it turns out your owe back taxes on a return they prepared many have insurance for that purpose. And nally, dont muddy the waters by linking your taxreturn fee to buying another product the preparer may be trying to sell, such as a refundanticipation loan or check, retirement savings account or insurance policy. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www. twitter.com/PracticalMoney. What goes aroundDear Editor: This letter is directed to the person(s) who had the unmitigated gall to steal not only several plants from my front lawn, but also the containers and ve collectible Coke bottles. In fact, they were in such a hurry to steal the bottles that they left one behind. After I discovered the plants, etc., were gone I put my detective acumen to work and came up with the following conclusions. First of all, whoever stole from me must have known the pattern I follow every day. Around 11 a.m. I go to the post of ce and am gone about an hour. On the morning the plants were stolen about two weeks ago, the plants were located where they had been for years. I had a Mimosa tree in a pot near my back door, plus a strange looking plant which was just about to bloom. The sansevieria (mother-in-laws tongue) along with several other pet plants of mine disappeared. There are two things for sure, whoever stole the plants, etc. must have been strong and they had to have a truck. In fact they obviously ripped out some purple-leaved plants and left pieces on the ground and on the road. I know it is of little consequence in the big picture, but if my plants can be stolen so can those belonging to other people. There is no reward for information relating to this thievery, but as the saying used frequently in this area, What comes along goes along or is it What goes along comes along.Marjorie ParkerOak Grove they are paying the issue lip service. But at a time when one commissioner is requesting a clearer agenda, when the other commissioners are at least expressing halfhearted support, the county administrator brings topics such as creating two new positions to commissioners without a notation on the agenda. Commissioners should decide what message they want to send and get back to the rest of us. Because despite an encouraging vote last week by the three newest commissioners to provide a uni ed message on economic development, business as usual remains in place. KLATTERINGS from page A4 CRANKS from page A4 Should you hire a tax preparer? JASON ALDERMAN LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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LocalA6 | The Star Thursday, February 21, 2013Special to The StarNorth Florida novelist Michael Lister has just won his second Florida Book Award. Blood Sacri ce, the fth book in his popular and critically-acclaimed John Jordan series, won the Silver Medal in the Florida Book Awards Popular Fiction Category for 2012. This is Listers second Florida Book Award. His rst was a Bronze Medal in the Florida Book Awards General Fiction Category for 2009 for his novel Double Exposure. Im thrilled, Lister said. My rst novel to get published was a John Jordan and now 15 years later for the fth book in the series to be honored in this way It just means so much to me and for the series. To date, Lister has had 11 novels, three short-story collections and three nonction books published. I always come back to John, he said. I love writing my other books, especially my second series featuring 1940s Panama City PI Jimmy Soldier Riley, but Ill always come back to John. Its like checking in with an old friend. Cant go too long without seeing what Johns up to. The Blood Series, of which the award-winning book Blood Sacrice is a part, is not only Listers most popular, but also his most acclaimed. Publishers Weekly said Well-handled plot twists complement one of todays more psychologically complex religious detectives while Ellery Queen Magazine added Lister is one of the most individual and talented newer writers on the crimection scene, with vivid style, ready wit, and a marriage of plot and theme. The Florida Book Awards, the nations most comprehensive state book awards program, was established in 2006 to recognize, honor and celebrate the best Florida literature published the previous year. In its seven years, the program has honored many of the Sunshine States best authors, codirector Lisa Tendrich Frank said. It is already the nations most comprehensive statewide program, and the program promises to bring more distinction to our talentrich state. Submissions were read by juries of three members each nominated from across the state by cosponsoring organizations. Lister and the other winners will be recognized at a banquet March 19 at Mission San Luis in Tallahassee on and a luncheon March 20 at the Governors Mansion on. Blood Sacri ce and Listers other books are available in hardcover, paperback, ebook and audiobook. They can be found at www.MichaelLister.com. A Call To All Vendors: Exposure for Your BusinessBecome a main ingredient for local consumers as a featured sponsor of the Taste of Home Cooking School: $Buy your tickets now at The News Herald and at newsherald.com Maintain your water heater today and be thankful tomorrow Why?Water heaters can last up to a decade with proper maintenance and save money in the process. Turn down the temperature dial, test the relief valves and ush the tank twice a year. www.gcec.com or 850-639-2216 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 CALL:850-670-3500 -or850-933-2171Heavy Construction Site Work Excavation Asphalt Paving Brick Pavers Concrete Fill Dirt Gravel & Sand Mulch Sod Landscape Stone Patio Stone JASON WHITE CONSTRUCTION Wewa novelist earns Florida Book Award Im thrilled. My rst novel to get published was a John Jordan and now 15 years later for the fth book in the series to be honored in this way It just means so much to me and for the series. Michael Lister author of Blood Sacri ce

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LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, February 21, 2013 Coin Show sponsored by Ft. Walton Beach Coin Club.Saturday, February 23, 10 am 5 pm and Sunday, February 24, 10 am 4 pmIn the Atrium of Westwood Retirement Resort, 1001 MarWalt Drive, FWB, FL (across from FWB Medical Center). FREE Coin to all Attendees signing in @ Welcome Table. Admission = FREE Parking = FREE. Over twenty Coin Dealers Buy-Sell-Trade, Coins, Banknotes, Tokens, Medals. Young collectors activity table. Exhibit of bicentennial error coins For additional info: Dave (850) 932-0933 or Bill (850) 865-0529. WWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM FRIDAY @ 9:00 PM EST RANDY STARK ON THE POOPDECK SATURDAY @ 9:00 PM EST RANDY STARK WITH ART LONG ONSAX ON THE POOPDECK O O O N N S S S AX ON AX ON AX ON AX ON AX ON S AX ON S T T T HE P HE P HE P HE P T HE P T OOP OOP OOP OOP D D D ECK ECK ECK ECK FRI & SAT @ 9:00 PM EST KARAOKE / DJ IN THE CROWS NEST KA KA KA R R R A A R A R O O O KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C KE / DJ IN THE C RO RO RO W W W S S W S W W S W NE NE NE NE S NE S S S NE S NE T T TUES. & WEDS. 5-10 PM -LADIESNIGHT HAPPY HOUR MONDAY FRIDAY 5 7 PM Animal Hospital of Port St. Joe24-Emergency Service For Our Current Clients Quality Internal Medicine Soft Tissue/Orthopedic Surgery Dentistry Clean and Spacious Facility Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:00 AM 5:30 PM300 Long Ave PSJ, FL 32456 850-229-6009 FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL Fried ShrimpServed with choice of two sides................. $10.998 oz. Ribeye SteakServed with choice of two sides................ $11.99 LUNCH SPECIAL DAILY HOURS OFOPERATION: Monday Friday Meat and choice of 3 Sides$7.99 DISS I)Children and Adults No Fee or Cost If No RecoveryGAYLEPEEDINGOATTONEYATLAWApalachicola, FL (850) 292-7059 | (850) 944-6020 FAXgsrlaw@bellsouth.net Star Staff ReportThe trustees of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund recommended signi cant investments in Port St. Joe during the next three years to support continuation and expansion of programs bene tting children and youth and those in need. The investments would be made through grants awarded by the Jessie Ball duPont Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund at The Community Foundation in Jacksonville. The trustees endorsed a three-year extension of the Gulf Coast Workforce Development Boards summer programs for children and youth in Port St. Joe, Florida. The programs, which operate out of North Port St. Joe, offer intensive employment training for economically disadvantaged young adults and a summer recreation, academic and internship program for youth ages 6-18. These programs have shown great promise, said Senior Program Of cer Katie Ensign, and are providing excellent opportunities for young people to gain employment skills and younger children to enjoy high-quality summer activities. To support the three-year extension, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund trustees recommended grants of $567,444 to Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board Inc. from the Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund. In addition, the trustees recommended funding to expand the Community Resource Center, which offers emergency assistance and other services through a partnership among Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board, Inc., the Christian Community Development Fund and the Washington Improvement Group. The trustees recommended a one-year grant of $98,758 through the Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund to support the work of the Center as it identi es additional funding sources. The trustees also recommended continuation of the Nemours BrightStart! program, which identi es young children at risk of reading failure and provides intensive training to improve their literacy skills and prepare them for elementary school. The trustees recommended a grant of $44,862 through the Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund to train 10 additional teachers to deliver the BrightStart! curriculum. All grants recommended through the Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund must receive formal approval from the trustees of The Community Foundation in Jacksonville, which houses the Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund makes grants to more than 330 eligible organizations identied by Mrs. duPont in her will. The Fund has assets of more than $270 million and has awarded more than $329 million in grants since 1977. Special to The StarSacred Heart Medical Group is proud to announce Dr. Michael Brown, a board certi ed pulmonologist, has joined the Sacred Heart physicians group. Brown will provide care services to inpatients as a hospitalist of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. He has practiced medicine with Sacred Heart Hospital since 1982, including his role as vice president of medical affairs at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. We are thrilled to be gaining a physician with Dr. Browns extraordinary quali cations and experience, said Kathy Chastain, acting chief nursing of cer. Brown attended medical school at Duke University. He continued his education with a residency, internship and fellowship at the University of Florida. We couldnt ask for a more quali ed physician and what a gain it is to have one with a pulmonary background, Chastain said. Sacred Heart Medical Group is the largest network of primary care and specialty physicians in Northwest Florida. Dedicated to serving the patient, Sacred Heart Medical Group is Joint Commission accredited and follows high standards for quality, safety and infection control. For more information about Sacred Heart Medical Group physicians, call 416-1600 or visit www.sacred-heart. org/medicalgroup. Sacred Heart welcomes physician to practiceTHE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOKJessie Ball duPont Fund extends support for PSJ programs

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WEEKLY ALMANAC ST.JOSEPH BAY APALACHICOLA BAY, WESTPASS TIDETABLES MONTHLY AVERAGESTo nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANACCall Today!227-7847 Date HighLow%Precip Thu, Feb. 2168 6120% Fri, Feb. 2273 6530% Sat, Feb. 2374 5730% Sun, Feb. 2471 6040% Mon, Feb. 2572 6140% Tues, Feb. 2670 5560% Wed, Feb. 2769 53 0% 20 We 555pm 1.1 348am -0.4 21 Th 649pm 1.1 424am -0.4 22 Fr 739pm 1.1 452am -0.4 23 Sa 828pm 1.1 515am -0.3 24 Su 920pm 1.0 531am -0.2 25 Mo 1017pm 0.8 540am -0.1 26 Tu 1208pm 0.3 1126pm 0.7 538am 0.1 347pm 0.2 27 We 1136am 0.6 519am 0.2 540pm 0.1 28 Th 102am 0.4 1139am 0.7 425am 0.3 719pm 0.0 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW 20 We 158pm 0.9 1026pm 1.0 632am -0.2 536pm 0.9 21 Th 228pm 1.0 1138pm 1.0 722am -0.2 647pm 0.8 22 Fr 253pm 1.0 804am -0.2 739pm 0.7 23 Sa 1242am 1.1 314pm 1.0 840am -0.2 822pm 0.6 24 Su 137am 1.1 332pm 1.0 910am -0.2 859pm 0.5 25 Mo 227am 1.1 347pm 1.0 936am -0.1 934pm 0.4 26 Tu 316am 1.1 403pm 1.0 1001am 0.0 1009pm 0.3 27 We 406am 1.1 420pm 1.1 1024am 0.2 1046pm 0.1 28 Th 459am 1.0 442pm 1.1 1049am 0.3 1128pm 0.0 Date Day High Tide High Tide Low Tide Low Tide Sunrise 1 Fr 1204pm 0.9 905pm -0.1 2 Sa 1245pm 1.1 1057pm -0.2 3 Su 139pm 1.2 4 Mo 245pm 1.3 1235am -0.4 5 Tu 359pm 1.4 152am -0.6 6 We 515pm 1.4 253am -0.6 Date Day High Tide High Tide Low Tide Low Tide Sunrise 1 Fr 459am 1.8 410pm 2.2 929am 0.8 1031pm -0.2 2 Sa 608am 1.8 441pm 2.4 957am 1.1 1135pm -0.2 3 Su 734am 1.6 519pm 2.4 1025am 1.3 4 Mo 934am 1.4 607pm 2.4 1259am -0.2 1051am 1.3 5 Tu 711pm 2.2 235am -0.2 6 We 1248pm 1.8 836pm 2.2 356am -0.3 247pm 1.6 Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly)www.BWOsh.comYour Hunting Headquarters COMES STANDARD WITH HOGUE GRIPS, TWO 10RD MAGAZINES, FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS AND CARRY CASE!WAS $399.99 MUST BE 21 YR TO BUY ASE! $31999WOW!LIMITED STOCK NO RAINCHECKS LIMITED STOCK OF .22LR AMMO LIMIT 2 PER CUSTOMER TWO 10RD MAGAZINES, FIBER TWO 10RD MAGAZINES, FIBER O PTI C COMES STANDARD WITH COMES STANDARD WITH H OGUE GRIPS, TWO 10RD MAGAZINES, FIBER TWO 10RD MAGAZINES, FIBER O PTI C CITADEL 1911.22LR Deer hunting zone split expected for 2014-15 seasonBy MATTHEW BEATON522-5114 | @matthewbeaton mbeaton@pcnh.comPANAMA CITY The Panhandles deer management zone likely will be split into separate units, north and south, starting with the 2014-15 hunting season, allowing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to tailor limits and restrictions for each section, an agency of cial said. The FWC held three public meetings last month soliciting input on the plan, which would divide the Panhandles deer management Zone D. The state has four such zones. The Panhandles runs west from Tallahassee to the Alabama state line and would be split by Interstate 10. But the FWC will let public input guide the decision, said Cory Morea, the FWCs deer management program coordinator. The proposal drew a favorable response at the meetings, which were held in Marianna, Pensacola and Tallahassee. About 250 people attended.Its all about getting the public more involved in the process of managing white-tailed deer in Florida, he said. If and when the split occurs, the FWC likely would manage the deer populations differently in each unit, Morea said. The big-picture plan is to subdivide each zone in the state, offering more precision control over the states deer population. But Zone D will be the guinea pig. Morea said the meetings gave the public, particularly hunters and landowners, the chance to voice their concerns and preferences. He said talk centered on harvest formats, the number of deer hunters can kill. Largely the consensus at the meetings was hunters should be able to take more antlerless deer, but fewer bucks. To get more bucks on the landscape, you would certainly have to, at least initially, reduce the buck take in some manner, either through antler-point restrictions or buck-bag limits or some combination of the two, Morea said. During the season, two bucks can be taken per day, with no season limit, he said. Morea said the antlerless deer are fair game for about 40 days, which includes an archery and crossbow season of 33 days and a general gun season of a week. In archery and crossbow season, the antlerless deer limit is two, and in gun season, its one, Morea said. You can never shoot more than two deer in one day, he said. Morea said changes could include altering the antlerless deer season and implementing a buck bag limit or antler restrictions; these could vary between the two units. Theyre all on the table for consideration, he said. Morea also said the meetings offered a second wave of feedback. The rst came from a FWC survey of Florida residents, hunters and farmers. Steve Glenn, 67, a hunter, attended the meeting in Marianna. He said he doesnt have a problem with splitting the Panhandle along I-10, but he needs more information before he can offer a proper opinion. The Marianna resident said the FWC appears receptive to hunters and landowners input. Pointing to the study, he said it looks like the FWC has gone beyond the science associated with deer management and is including the publics ideas. He said in the past the agency leaned on science and wasnt interested in anything else. Glenn also volunteered to be part of a smaller group of hunters, landowners and scientists, which will meet and develop goals and objectives for the two deer management units. Glenn said one way the units might differ is bucks tend to be bigger on the north side of I-10, and those are the ones hunters are after. Theyre wanting to kill deer with big horns big antlers, he said. So, there might be stricter limits placed on bucks north of I-10 compared to those to the south. Overall Glenn hoped the FWCs plan will be whats best for the region. I dont know if they have a real agenda; they just know that they need to do something, he said, and this is the vehicle which theyve chosen to use. By RICHARD HANTZContributing Writer Lets begin with using proper soap, detergent versus non-detergent products. Dish washing soaps have been popular forever. Sure its cheap, sudsy and cleans well, but did you know it washes away the waxes and protective coatings from your boats nish, including metals and upholstered items. Just think about how it cleans the grease and grime from your cookware at home. We recommend the use of a car wash soap, with wax. Dozens of products are available at any auto parts store; not only leaving surfaces clean but with a certain amount of additional protection from the damaging UV rays of the sun. We begin the wash with a thorough rinse, eliminating some of the grit, abrasive residue from possibly scratching the nish. Wash from the top and work your way down, lifting cushions, cleaning undersides. Stand the cushions on edge and allow to thoroughly dry before re-installing into their position. This will help eliminate mildew. For stains, rust, sh blood, etc. on the decks, non-skid surfaces we use Barkeepers Friend and/or Zud. Both contain ospholic acid, and are available at most grocery stores and hardware stores. Apply cleanser to stains and allow to stand for several minutes. Scrub decks with a stiff deck brush. On the bottom of the boat below water-line can turn brown from tannic acids in the water. There are a variety of boat specialty cleaners, but we shop at the local Dollar Store and use The Works. Its a mild acid used to clean toilet bowls. Cost is about $1.20 per container versus $11 for specialty products. We suggest diluting The Works about three parts solution to one part water. Apply solution to dry hull, allow to stand for 20-30 minutes and then rinse. This may require repeat applications if stain is deeply embedded. Now that your boat is cleaned, we suggest applying protectant to vinyl, upholstered items, add a fuel stabilizer to your system then start and run your motor, once a month, operate the shifting mechanism, turn steering from stop to stop. Plan an annual service with your local marine technician. Next week well talk about polishing and waxing your boat. Special to The StarThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is inviting the public to attend February meetings in Gulf and Franklin counties on the 10-year draft land-management plan for FWC-managed portions of the Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area. The rst public hearing is 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Center, 3915 State Road 30-A in Port St. Joe. The second hearing is 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Environmental Education and Training Center in Eastpoint. At each meeting, there will be a staff presentation followed by comments and questions about the draft plan from the public. The Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area is there to ensure conservation of sh, wildlife and other natural and cultural resources, said Rebecca Shelton, FWC land conservation biologist. It is a beautiful place for people to go for outdoor recreation, including shing and wildlife viewing. This draft management plan speci es how we intend to carry out those conservation objectives. She said hunting and shing regulations are not included in this plan, because they are addressed through a separate public process. To obtain a copy of the draft land-management prospectus for the Apalachicola River WEA, please call Rebecca Shelton at 850-487-9982 or David Alden at 850-487-9588, or email Rebecca.Shelton@ MyFWC.com. For more information on management plans and their goals, visit MyFWC.com/Conservation and select Terrestrial Programs then Management Plans. FWC to hold public hearings for Apalachicola areaEmail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 8 Thursday, February 21, 2013 OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater InshoreFlounder have been showing up again as the water temperature begins to rise this month. Mexico Beach canal has had several fish over the No. 4 mark being caught this past week. Inshore fishing around docks and pillings shouils be good for sheepshead this week with the mild weather coming our way. With all the rain from last week, many area streams and creeks are running over the banks this week. Catfishing will be great as the water levels continue to rise. Depot creek is still reporting on crappie and bream catches through the weekend. Show your boat some love with a washBang for your buck

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Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School girls found themselves opening Region 1-1A play against the defending state champions last week. For the young Lady Tiger Sharks, it proved a learning experience. Port St. Joe traveled last Tuesday to Ponce de Leon, a team which lost just one player from last seasons state title squad, and were swamped 60-20 in a region semi nal. Maya Robbins led the Lady Tiger Sharks with six points, Brooklyn Quinn added ve, Alyssa Parker closed out her career as a Lady Tiger Shark with three and Teiyahna Hutchinson, Maliayah McNair, and Hallie Jasinski each had two points. The girls would like to thank all the people who supported them this year, with 10 of 11 players returning next year the future looks very bright, said assistant coach Tracy Browning. Those supporters included Preble-Rish Inc., St. Joe Rent All, Gulf Coast Electric Co-Op, Inc., Paul Gant Bar-B-Que, Tyndall Federal Credit Union, Centennial Bank, Frank D. May DMD, PA, St. Joe Ace Hardware, James D. Campbell D.D.S., M.S., PA, Fair Point Communications, Hannon Insurance, Raf elds Fisheries Inc. and Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals Inc. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.comThursday, February 21, 2013 APage 9SectionStar Staff ReportThe Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School softball team (1-2) split two games last week, including the Lady Gators rst win of the season, an 18-0 three-inning shellacking of Altha. The week began with a 5-1 loss to Franklin County. Ashleigh Price started on the mound and went ve innings, striking out four and walking ve. Naomi Parker pitched the sixth, walking one and striking out two and Brianna Bailey nished up with one strikeout and no walks in the seventh. The Lady Seahawk pitcher, Crista Martina, scattered seven hits while striking out nine and walking seven in going the distance. Jessica Smith was 2 for 3 with a walk, Krista Stephens was 2 for 3 and Samantha Hoover was 1 for 1 with a walk for the Lady Gators. Two days later Wewahitchka swamped Altha in a game called by the mercy rule. Parker started and allowed one hit and struck out one in one inning. Bailey pitched the next two innings, striking out four and allowing just one base runner. Parker, Price and Caitlin Burch were each 3 for 3 at the plate. Parker and Price also walked in four plate appearances. Smith and Bailey were each 2 for 3 and Cecily Hale, Jade McLemore each had one hit and two walks in three plate appearances. Hoover was 2 for 3 and Alyssa Bass walked twice. The Lady Gators were at Sneads on Tuesday, host Altha on Thursday and host Rocky Bayou on Friday.PSJ baseball drops 2 in early seasonStar Staff ReportThe hitting is there, the pitching is rounding into form but there still is work to do on defense. The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team dropped a pair of games last week to fall to 1-2 on the young season. A testament to the young season was on display last Friday night at the Tiger Sharks lost a dif cult 11-9 decision to county rival Wewahitchka. Port St. Joe squandered leads of 2-0, 8-5 and 9-7 and had the drop of a y ball in the out eld prove the difference. We just cant do that, coach Chuck Gannon said. The defense was the downfall in this game. We scored enough runs to win the game. Were still young at this time and trying to put players in the right spots to be successful. Chase Wilder started and pitched ve strong innings for Port St. Joe, Gannon said, before he was relieved by Jarkeice Davis who pitched the nal two innings. Tucker Smith led the offense, going 4 for 5 with a pair of doubles. Tyler Worley had a pair of hits and an RBI, Drew Lacour had two hits and two RBI, Wilder had two hits and drove in a run and Bryce Godwin had a run-scoring double. The junior varsity lost to the Gators 13-3. Tony Yowell was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Austin Nobles 2 for 3 for Port St. Joe. The Tiger Sharks lost the day before 3-0 to Freeport despite solid pitching, Gannon said. Austin Clayton pitched six innings, allowing four hits while striking out three and walking one. Davis pitched the nal inning, allowing a hit while striking out one and walking one. Godwin had the only hit for Port St. Joe.Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team opened the 2013 season with a 4-1 loss to Marianna last Friday. Sophomore Stephanie Brinkmeier started on the mound, her rst high school start and allowed four earned runs on eight hits, striking out none and walking none. HalLeigh Keels had a pair of singles and drove in the Lady Sharks only run with a second-inning sacri ce y to lefteld, plating Shannon Pridgeon. Haley Wood, Brittany King, Brinkmeier, Christian Laine and Kelsey Miles also had hits for Port St. Joe. We never got the big hit, coach Jim Belin said. We left 12 batters on and most innings we left two on base. We are young but I see a lot of potential in the young Sharks. Stephanie Brinkmeier did an excellent job on her debut. The Lady Sharks host a district game Friday with West Gadsden at 6 p.m. ET. The Junior High team will play Tolar Middle School at 4:30 p.m. ET. The game will be a double header because of an earlier rain out. Come and support this years team. Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School weightlifting season opened last week with a second-place nish at a meet hosted by Bay High. Corey North won the 169pound class for the Tiger Sharks with a 480-pound total. Jimmy Cummings in the 129-pound class took second with a 275-pound total and Carter Thacker won second at 139 pounds with a 365-pound total. Nick Lewis was third at 169 pounds and Natron Lee nished third at 199 pounds. Five lifters placed fourth: Matt Simpson at 119 pounds, Reggie Smith at 183 pounds, Jacobie Jones at 219 pounds, Umstead Sanders 238 pounds and Christian Barnhart at heavyweight. Port St. Joe will host a dual meet at 4:30 p.m. today.Star Staff ReportPort St. Joe and Franklin County, the top two programs this season in District 1-1A, elded the most athletes on the all-district soccer teams released this week. For the Tiger Sharks, Marcel Duarte, the schools all-time leading scorer while just a sophomore, was selected to the rst team along with junior midelder Drew Lacour, senior defenders Javarri Beachum and Witt Shoaf and senior mid elder Daniel Jones. Tucker Smith, a senior goalkeeper, was named honorable mention and was joined by fellow Tiger Shark Caleb Odum, a junior forward. For the Lady Tiger Sharks, midelder Hayley Wood, defender Brittney Shoemaker and mid elder/goalkeeper Christian Laine all juniors, were named to the rst team all-district. Freshman forward Kathleen Rish, the teams top goal scorer on the season, was named to the honorable mention team. PSJ girls fall in regional semis Lady Sharks fall in opener COURTESY OF NATALIE SHOAFJavarri Beachum was one of ve Tiger Sharks selected to the all-district rst team.PSJ, Franklin dominate all-districtLady Gators notch rst softball win PSJ lifters nish second in Bay County meet

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LocalA10 | The Star Thursday, February 21, 2013He said he did not want any contract on the lighthouse project to be openended and emphasized, as did Magidson, that the money to fund the relocation would come from fundraising efforts through an ongoing campaign spearheaded by the St. Joseph Historical Society. We dont have the money to pay anybody other than with raised funds, Buzzett said. Magidson said, We dont intend to saddle taxpayers with any of this. Kennedy suggested that Preble Rish and city staff agree on a scope of services for the project manager, using in large measure the Request for Proposals the city had begun advertising. He said any scope of services should include a provision that the Commission has nal say on subcontractors. We have to have some control over it and full knowledge, Magidson said. Gibson noted that the physical moving of the lighthouse, by its nature in size and expense, would be bid out under normal bid procedures in any circumstances. He added that any items or services above the citys $5,000 threshold that triggers a requirement for bidding would also be bid as usual. Small items and services below that threshold, he said, Preble Rish could perform. On other fronts concerning the move of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, city manager Jim Anderson said the city expected the nal federal paperwork conveying the lighthouse to the city any day. Once the city receives that letter, the six-month clock to move the lighthouse begins to tick. Magidson said that in discussions with possible movers of the lighthouse, the idea of moving the lighthouse by barge over St. Joseph Bay to the city was becoming more and more a preferred option. Moving by barge could save big money, Magidson said, reducing the distance the lighthouse has to travel and the potential for damage in transit while also all but eliminating the need for road and/or electrical transmission line clearance for the move. Also under consideration is moving the lighthouse by helicopter, though the logistics and costs are not clear.Water line replacementThe rst phase of the replacement of 20 miles of water distribution lines is all but complete save for a nal punch list and repaving of torn up roads. Bruce Ballister with the Apalachee Regional Planning Council told commissioners that the city had received a formal award of a $650,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to facilitate line replacement along Avenues B-D and part of E in the neighborhood of North Port St. Joe, which would complete the initial phase of replacing eight miles of pipe. Ballister said that project would likely be bid in the spring and be completed in six months to dovetail into work on the second phase. The city will apply for another CDBG to fund the replacement of water lines in the remaining areas of North Port St. Joe.Sidewalk workshopThe city and Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency will hold a public workshop 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday at the Washington Recreation Center to discuss with residents the project to replace sidewalks along Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Port director Tommy Pitts said he was waiting on market analysis from the St. Joe Company and the Bank of Montreal, engaged by the St. Joe Company to market the port worldwide, and that the master plan update should be completed in the summer. The master plan, the update of which is being funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, is critical as it provides the foundation for future growth in the port planning area and provides a template under which the port may apply for federal and state grant funding for development. The port also received good news last week regarding rail access. A $5 million Florida Department of Transportation grant has been approved to allow the upgrading of Genesee Wyoming rail lines between Port St. Joe and Chattahoochee. The rail is in generally good shape to the north, but improvements over bridges are needed and the work should be completed in a year. Linking the port to Chattahoochee and destinations beyond is considered critical for port development. In other Port Authority news: Port Authority members, joined by Jennifer Jenkins, director of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council as well as County Commissioner Joanna Bryan and Economic Development Council director Barry Sellers, discussed the potential for luring boutique cruise lines to the community. One such proposal was approved by the Port Authority and city of Port St. Joe under an agreement pertaining to the citys Jetty Park but the cruise never took place. I think we have a great opportunity there, said Port Authority member Patrick Jones, also noting such tours as a way to promote the so-called low docks in the port planning area. It probably wont boost bed tax but it would generate sales tax for the county with people (disembarking) for a day trip. But common sense dictates any activity down there enhances the experience for tourists and for people living here. Sellers said the concept was a good one if for no other reason than showing off Port St. Joe and Gulf County. I think it is a great idea because a lot of people do not realize what we have here, Sellers said. Jenkins agreed that such cruise lines would enhance visitor experiences, expose the area to those who might consider a trip to Gulf County in the future and said there were many pluses, though her job performance hinges on bed tax revenue. This is something we should de nitely look at, she said. Bryan said she supported any partnerships and that it was necessary in a small rural area for folks to work together. Jones suggested establishing a committee that would help identify potential clients for such cruises, how the community could accommodate the smaller cruises and the demographics of those who enjoy such cruises. Port St. Joe resident Bill Koran emphasized the Port Authority should be examining ways to use the low docks, which he said were a potential $10 million asset. Representatives from Project Nickel, a project the Port Authority has been pursuing for some time, will be in the community for a site visit this week. That indicates they are moving forward, Pitts said. Want a Job Thats IN DEMAND?Online Career Training: Register Today!850-872-3823 online training new jobs learn more FREE information session!Join Us! 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By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com On Friday, Feb. 15, the rstthrough sixth-grade classes at Wewahitchka Elementary School participated in the annual Hoops for Heart fundraiser. Orchestrated by Physical Education teacher Stuart Vines, the school successfully raised more than $3,000 to be donated to the American Heart Association to help children suffering from heart problems. Students were shown a video about heart health and the effects it can have on families and then given two weeks to raise as much money as they could. Sixth-grader Rayanna Panis jumped at the opportunity and received 30 donations, accumulating $130 for a cause that was close to her. Having grandparents and a father who suffered from heart conditions she was determined to help out the cause. She thanked her big family and network of friends for helping raise the most of anyone in her class. The life-saving community service program offered prizes to students who raised the most money, though with a $5 donation students were able to enjoy an open P.E. class in the Baxley Gymnasium with basketball, jump ropes, hula hoops, treats and music. The gym was decorated with inspirational banners painted by students during art class. I liked being able to help people, said Savannah Lister, a fth-grader who raised $10 toward the cause. Fellow fth grader Seth Calareso also was able to raise $10 in donations and mentioned that his uncle has heart problems, which drove him to collect additional money. As the students enjoyed their afternoon hoops, Vines assistant, Teresa Redd, totaled up the donations with a smile on her face, con dent that theyd met their goals. The class that raised the most in donations will also receive a pizza party.WES holds Hoops for heart eventWES LOCHER| The StarStudents donating at least $10 could hula hoop, jump rope or shoot some hoops.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Instead of exchanging Valentines Day cards last Thursday, the students in the Wewahitchka Elementary School pre-K class engaged in a bit of puppy love. The students spent the rst part of their day at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society where they dropped off bags of donated items for the dogs from food to chew toys and took an opportunity to meet some of the current residents.PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT | The StarWewahitchka Elementary School pre-K students arrived at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society last week bearings gifts of food and toys. By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Bruce Ballister is best known in Gulf County as the Economic Development Planner for the Apalachee Regional Planning Council. As of this month, though, Ballister adds published author to his resume. Ballister is bringing his debut science ction novel, Dreamland Diaries, to the bookshelves. Ballisters tale takes place on a night in May 1976 when 14-year-old Bradley Hitchens stumbles upon a mysterious metal artifact in the North Florida woods. With the uneasy feeling that someone or somethingis watching him, Brad takes off with the metal scrap with no idea of the peril that lies ahead for him. For a man who spends his days writing grants for the cities and counties, it was an easy transition for Ballister to stay at the computer after hours working on writing ction. He said he still remembers where he was when the germ of the book idea hit: he was driving down a highway and envisioned a story about a New England town in the 1800s with the same general plot and characters. After some thinking, he hit one major snag: he didnt know anything about New England, so he decided to set his novel in North Florida, an area which he knows like the back of his hand. By setting the book in his backyard rich in history, Ballister was able to use locations that locals will immediately recognize including landmarks in Wakulla and Franklin counties. Ballister was proud to include scenes on the streets of Apalachicola featuring a shrimper family who help the books hero along in his journey. By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Help tell the story of the city of Port St. Joe as its centennial arrives this summer. The Port St. Joe Centennial Celebration Committee is seeking assistance from the community in documenting the history of modern Port St. Joe in the roll out toward the Centennial Celebration, which begins in June. Speci cally, the committee is reaching out to the community for photographs that will help the story of Port St. Joe and the families and events that shaped its history. The committee will hold a Scan Day from 2-5 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center on Library Drive in Port St. Joe to scan photos and hear the stories behind them as the committee builds a historic archive to honor the citys centennial. Here is a way to preserve the past, said Dana Boyer, a member of the Centennial Committee. We want to be able to document the history of this area. The photos and stories are out there. We want to document and archive them. With Tim Nelson and Clarence Monette, the committee will set up three scanning stations at the Senior Citizens Center on Feb. 23. At each station, photographs will be scanned. Those providing the photos will be asked, for documentation, about the photos, where they were taken, circumstances, who is captured in the photos. We are archiving photo history, said Nelson. All that information will be recorded for posterity as the committee builds a history book that will at one point be posted online and will also be captured later in a printed form. It is about them, it is about history, said Danny Raf eld, also a member of the committee. At some point, there will be a DVD made that will be available for purchase and the archive, once nished will also be available within the Florida Genealogy Room at the Port St. Joe Public Library. There will be ice cream and pie served during the Scan Day as refreshments for those who come out and donations for the Centennial Celebration will also be accepted. In short, the Centennial Committee is hoping that the folks who comprise this community will help them tell the tale of the city of Port St. Joe over the past 100 years, since the founding of the modern city. Help us tell the story of Port St. Joe, Boyer said. COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, February 21, 2013 BPage 1Section Centennial TRIVIAWhat would you be seeing today if you stood where the photographer stood when taking this early scene of the Port St. Joe commercial district? Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6 Local author goes from grants to sciencectionHelp document history SaturdaySee AUTHOR B5 See PUPPY B5Students give to humane society for Valentines Day

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Womens clubs meet in ApalachBy LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com The Northwest District of the Florida Federation of Womens Clubs met Feb. 16 in Apalachicola. About 100 women gathered Saturday at First United Methodist Church to share fellowship, share news on club activities and brainstorm on ways to build club membership and arts programs in particular. The meeting began with a devotion led by Everline Brown of Chattahoochee. Brown prayed for understanding and guidance for her sister clubwomen. Jackie Bell, president of the Philaco Womens Club of Apalachicola welcomed the women. Dianne Semmes, president of the Wewahitchka club offered a response on behalf of the visitors. During brag time, representatives of each club told of the years activities. Semmes bragged on her clubs Coats for Kids Program that provides warm clothing and blankets for needy youngsters. The Gulf Coast Womens Club of Bay County shared news about their new cookbook and the Blountstown club told about their sausage and biscuit fundraiser held at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in period dress once a month. Linda Basford of Chattahoochee, membership chair for the district, presented the Volunteer of the Year Award to Gulf Coasts Ruth Cannady after sharing a lengthy list of her religious and secular volunteer work. At the end of the business portion of the meeting, District Arts and Crafts Chairwoman Normandy Cooper announced the winners of the district arts and crafts competition. Enamellist Kristin Andersen, painter Susan Richardson (both of Apalachicola) and costumer designer Caroline Hatchell of Eastpoint judged more than 80 entries in two dozen categories. Best of show for crafts went to Eleanor Nicholson of the Marianna club for an ivy-bordered oral quilt. Best of show for arts was won by Lannie Boyd of Chattahoochee for a colored pencil drawing of a shaft tailed nch. Lunch was fried chicken catered by AJs Neighborhood Bar and Grill with side dishes and desserts provided by members of Philaco. In addition to Patty Fisher, Jackie Huft, Teresa Lykins, Tunnis Miller, Semmes, Linda and Patsy Whit eld and Shirley Williams of Wewahitchka, clubs representing Panama City, Bay County, Marianna, Blountstown, Chipley and Chattahoochee and, of course, Apalachicola attended to meeting. OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyPANDORA!Pandora is a 48# 1yr Plott Hound. She is a little timid around new people but warms up quickly. Pandora is learning to walk on a leash and listen to commands. She likes kids, adults other dogs and even tolerates kitties. This pet qualifies for a Pets for Patriots supported adoption. www.petsforpatriots.org 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 We require all potential adopters to complete an application form. Adoption fees include our cost of spay/neuter and current vaccinations. Our hours for the shelter are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm! Faiths Thrift Hut is always in need of donations also, and all the proceeds go directly to support the animals in our care! The hours for the store are Thursday-Saturday from 10 am-3 pm. Volunteers are always welcome at both our store and our shelter! Our store and shelter location is 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe! Hope to see you all there soon!If you are missing a pet or want to adopt a new pet, please check with your local Humane Society or Shelter. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: ST. JOSEPHBAY HUMANE SOCIETY 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 SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, February 21, 2013Star Staff ReportThe El Governor Motel is sponsoring a bene t to help a family in need of nancial support because of long-term illness with both Debbie White, a longtime employee of the El Governor, and her husband, Fred, ghting terminal cancer. The event will be 4-6 p.m. CT Saturday. There will be a complete pulled-pork dinner served with tickets $10 per person. Local bands will kick off the evening of fun and dancing 5 p.m.-until. Raf e tickets are available for $5 each or three for $10 with numerous prizes, including charter shing trips, gift certi cates to many restaurants, rods and reels, art work, couples massages and more being donated every day. There also will be a 50/50 raf e with tickets $2 each or three for $5. You do not need to be present to win. The El Governor encourages people to get your tickets prior to the bene t at El Governor, Lookout Lounge. Tickets will be available at the door. All meals will be to-go boxes so enjoy the music or beach and take home whatever you decide to eat. Come out and support this worthwhile event. The Forgotten Coast is such a giving area and is awesome for supporting friends and neighbors. Open your hearts to a needy family. This is a 100 percent non-pro t with all proceeds going to bene t the White family. Anyone wishing to donate for the raf e may drop off items at the El Governor. Please, only new items.Special to The StarAmerican Legion Post 116 regular meetingThere will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116 at 4 p.m. ET Feb. 28 at VFW Post 10069, on Trout Avenue in Highland View. This will be a general business meeting with discussion of the sh fry bene t March 1 at the VFW and our Good Friday sh fry fundraiser at Veterans Memorial Park. All members are urged to attend. Eligibility for membership and bene ts can be found at www.legion.org. All eligible veterans are invited to join the organization. For God and Country.Seniors FIT exercise class at Senior CenterCome and experience a Seniors FIT class at 11:30 a.m. ET today at the Port St. Joe Senior Center. Hosted by aerobics instructor Ann Shefferly, the demonstration is 30 minutes long and free. It is a low-impact class that uses a chair and is especially designed for the 55-plus adult. For more information, call Debbie at 229-8466.Account established to assist KellysAn account has been set up at Tyndall Federal Credit Union in the name of Ron and Mary Kelly of St. Joe Beach, who lost their home to a re during the weekend. The home is a complete loss, and the Kellys lost their car, golf cart and dogs. Anyone wishing to assist can visit a branch of Tyndall Federal Credit Union and donate to Ron and Mary Kelly.El Governor Motel bene t to aid ailing family Society BRIEFS JOANNA MAYER | Special to the TimesThe photograph of a gently winding garden path by Joanna Mayer of Bay County was rst place winner in the scenic photography category. Mayer said she not only took the photo, she designed the walkway, which is in her garden and installed it with the help of her husband. @PSJ_StarFOLLOW US ON TWITTER PHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesAbove is a detail from a blue ribbon baby quilt depicting dolphins created by Bev Spark of Panama City. At right, Philaco Dianne Semmes of the Wewahitchka club talks about her clubs efforts to supply needy children with blankets and clothing.

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School NewsThe Star| B3Thursday, February 21, 2013Tim CroftThe Star The Bridges classes at Port St. Joe Elementary School and Wewahitchka Elementary School were invited by the Growing Minds Center for Autism to join them last Thursday for a bit of Valentines Day fun at the Washington Recreational Complex. The students danced the morning away to the jams put on the radio and then enjoyed a pizza party with cupcakes for dessert. Sodas were provided by Durens Piggly Wiggly. This is the first year we have done this but I plan on doing it again next year, said Christine Hermsdorfer, director of the Growing Minds Center. She said many of her students had friends in the public schools and vice versa, and at times, the day seemed tinged with a bit of Homecoming. They remember friends from other classes and some made new friends, Hermsdorfer said. This was a fun day for them.Busting a move for Valentines Day Front row: Lauren Givens, Draven ONeal, Dru Flowers. Back row: JaDarien McCoy, Bailey Lake, Bella Johnston, Hana Cline, Tyler Cornwell Special to The Star Friday, March 1, Faith Christian School will celebrate its twelfth annual spaghetti dinner and auction. This is an enjoyable event and a great time to see old friends, bid on valuable merchandise, and have an amazing meal. At the cost of only $6 per plate the dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, and tea. Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. ET. Look for a FCS student to get your tickets, or purchase them at the door. Local businesses are generously supporting this endeavor. Some items up for auction include: specialty cakes, antiques, unique items from local artists, beach vacation rentals, and gift certicates. The silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 7 p.m. In other FCS news, dont forget that now is the time to enroll for the 2012-2032 school year. Call 229-6707 for a registration packet today! Special to The StarMiss Tracy Bowers third grade students have been reading up a storm! Why? There has been a reading challenge going on since Oct. 15, 2012. The student who earned the most Accelerated Reader points would win a medal with his/her name engraved on it, an awards certicate and $25 in cash! The reading challenge ended Jan. 31, with outstanding scores. The champion of the contest was Laurel Parker. She earned a total of 54.9 points. Jacob Lynn came in 2nd place with a total of 44.5 points, and Sierra Askew earned a total of 39.9 points. This event was a huge success and Miss Bowers is very proud of ALL of her students. They are all true champions. DAZZLING DOLPHINsSWES third-grade reading challengeThe Lions Tale PP hotos by TIM CROft FT | The StarBusting a move as Everybody Dance Now booms at the Washington Recreational Complex. Some students reunited with old friends; some made new friends. Beads help meet the beat. Students kick up their heels with some line dancing. Once the dancing is done, it is time to eat.

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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 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) THURSDAY: WOMENS BIBLE STUDY 5 PM (CST)1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL(850) 648.1151 www.livingwateratthebeach.com 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 FAITHThursday, February 21, 2013 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.comMaggie Francis Ashcraft, 80, of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away Feb. 11, 2013, in Port St. Joe, Fla. She was born June 30, 1932, in Escambia Co. Fla., to the late Gaston Forrest and Avis Mack Bradberry. She attended Canoe Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband; Henry Huell Ashcraft, Jr.; son, Ronald Dale Ashcraft; brothers, Harvey (Elma Lee) Bradberry and Thomas (Myrtice) Bradberry. She is survived by son; Donald C. (Jeri) Ashcraft of Port St. Joe, Fla.; brother, Robert Earl (Miki) Bradberry of Hawaii; sister, Carolyn H. (Don) Mitchell of Mobile, Ala.; grandchildren, Donald Benjamin (Jennifer) Ashcraft of Port St. Joe, Fla., and Mica Gaston Ashcraft of Jacksonville, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Jacob Tucker, Cayson Reed and Millie Claire Ashcraft; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Stacey of ciating. Burial will follow in Godwin Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Benjamin Ashcraft, Mica Ashcraft, Harvey Bradberry, Jr., Don Mitchell, Bruce Holt and Terry Anderson. Honorary Pallbearers will be David Ryals and Jo Spann. Visitation was held Thursday, Feb.14, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home. In lieu of owers donations can be made to a charity of your choice.Maggie Francis Ashcraft 1932-2013Jerry Harold Davis Jr., of White City, Fla., passed away Feb. 13, at his home after a short bout with cancer. He was born in Oceanside, Calif, to Jerry Davis Sr. and Ann (Peterson) Davis. Jerry moved to Port St. Joe in May of 1989. Upon arrival he called Mom and said he had found home. He loved the Gulf fishing and hunting with his friends Curtis and Dave. Conservation was his passion. Jerry was preceded in death by his grandparents; his son, Jeremiah; and brother, Kelley. He survived by his wife, Judy; his mother Ann Davis; brother, Lynn Davis and wife, Debbie of Mo.; sister, Julie Kustom and husband Todd of Panama City, Fla.; his daughter, Caralynda Ann Slentz and son, Aaron Michels of Mo.; nephew, Patrick Davis and wife Joy of Mo.; niece, Samantha Shivers of Tallahassee; nephew, Robert Kustom of Panama City; and a huge number of friends in Missouri and Florida. He will be missed. Jerry was cremated and a Memorial Service will be at a later date. Jerry Harold Davis, Jr.Special to The StarThe concept of hell will be explored at Lifetree Caf 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Feb. 25. The program, titled Hell: Does It Really Exist? features a screening of the award-winning short lm Admissions, starring James Cromwell. Studies show that more than 60 percent of Americans believe in hell, says Lifetree representative Craig Cable. But many struggle with the concept and dismiss it as a myth. Well explore the controversy. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net.Special to The StarThe St. Joseph Catholic Church will hold its 9th Annual St. Patricks Irish Dinner on Saturday March 16. The dinner will take place in the Church Hall, 202 20th Street, Port St. Joe. The dinner is $10 a ticket and will include Corn Beef, New Potatoes, Cabbage, Carrots, Onions, Homemade Soda Bread or rolls, dessert, and tea, coffee or lemonade. There will be two seatings that evening, one at 5 p.m. EST and the second at 6:30 p.m. EST. Tickets for the rst seating usually sell out, so please get you tickets early for your preferred seating. Back by popular demand, we are selling the Whole Cooked Corn Beef Briskets. The Brisket will be 3-31/2 pounds cooked weight for $20. We need these to be pre-ordered so we know how many to cook. You can pick them up the day before the dinner March 15 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Take outs will be available again this year and you can pick them up at the front door ticket sales during either seating. Just look for the signs. Entertainment again this year will be Toni Minichello on the accordion and Marty Jarosz will be our MC. Come and sing Irish songs, eat good food and have an enjoyable evening. You can purchase tickets after each mass Saturday evening or Sunday morning or the Church Of ce will have them available on Monday & Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Phone number is 227-1417. Also you can get tickets at the No Name Caf Books and More or The Laundry Basket. For more information or to buy tickets call Barb or Dan Van Treese 227-9837Are you losing ground?If you throw dirt you may be losing ground. If youre not real careful you could dig a hole and drown. God hates people that lie and start trouble among his brothers. Its so much easier to tell the truth, and build up one another. If it is so much easier, I wonder why more of it is not done. Could be some people are just plain mean and do it for the fun. Some people could be a little bit jealous, and like to bring someone down. Just remember the saying, if you throw dirt you may be losing ground. There is really no reason for Christians to throw dirt and slander their brothers. But its done all the time by someone, trying to look better than others. What you need to do, if your guilty of this, is turn to 1 John 1:19. Then get on your knees and ask Him, everything will turn out ne. If you keep your eyes on Jesus and dont look all around. Remember if you throw dirt, you may be losing ground. Billy JohnsonChoir anniversary at Victory TempleVictory Temple First Born Holiness Church Senior Choir celebrates it anniversary at 6:30 p.m. ET on the fourth Sunday, Feb. 24. Everyone is cordially invited to attend this service. Its not about us, but its about Jesus. Elder Charles Gathers, pastor; Mother Katherine Clark, president; Deacon Eugene Gathers, vice president; and Evangelist Iris (Bolden) Gathers, coordinator.Hell Uncovered at Lifetree Caf9th annual Irish dinner Obituaries

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, February 21, 2013 JEFF TENDLER For Mexico Beach City Council, Group 2Phone: 850-728-1885 | Email: JeffTendlerCityCouncil@gmail.comBACKGROUNDISSUESLocal resident 8 years Local business owner, The Grove Education BS/MS Over 30 years managerial experience, including budgeting, personnel, and strategic planningCurrent member of Mexico Beach Planning & Zoning Board I believe the current City Coun cil lacks leadership and engages in the reckless spending of our hard-earned money, while our property taxes continue to rise. I want the city to stop making news for its problems and to bring sensible solutions back to Mexico Beach.For more information, please visit my website at:www.JeffTendlerCityCouncil.weebly.comPlease check my website for a calendar of future events.THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND REMEMBER TO VOTE ON APRIL 16THPolitical Advertisement paid for and approved by Je Tendler for City Council, Group 2 MARY BLACKBURN For Mexico Beach City Council, Group 3Phone: 850-896-5222 | Email: maryblackburnforcitycouncil@gmail.comQualied to Lead:My Promise: 25 year resident of Mexico BeachFormer educator (Bay & Gulf Co.) Licensed Real Estate Broker Served on the Planning and Zoning Board Encourage and respect citizen participation/inputMake decisions based on research & analysisPractice scal responsibility & common sense Ensure open and honest governmentPlease visit my website:MaryBlackburnForCityCouncil.comPolitical Advertisement paid for and approved by Mary Blackburn, for City Council, Group 3 Please check my website for a calendar of future events. It makes it real for the reader, said Ballister on his use of locations and local history. He pointed out that the story is bookended by major events that residents of Gulf County may remember: Tropical Storm Dottie in 1976 and Hurricane Kate in 1985. If somethings important, you step up to the challenge, said Ballister, describing the books theme. You draw on whats available to succeed. Ballister believes that this is something we can all relate to and sees Dreamland Diaries as the perfect beach-reading experience. Hes excited at the prospect of readers sitting in the sand and getting lost in his unique, supernatural tale. Bruce has a sequel in the works along with ideas for two other books hed like to write. Having previously written several short stories, Ballister mentioned that Dreamland Diaries is the rst idea he had which took on a life of its own and became very easy to write. The rst draft of the manuscript took him a year to pen, working at night while still balancing a full-time job, plus another year to edit but hes happy to nally have the completed book in his hands. Ballister now begins the process of marketing his baby as he pounds the pavement to get his name known to the public in a whole new light. Ballister will be signing copies of Dreamland Diaries 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. ET at the No Name Caf on Reid Avenue this Saturday. AUTHOR from page B1 PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT | The StarThese pups received plenty of love from the students. PUPPY from page B1This is our second year doing this, said teacher Darlene Ake. Instead of exchanging cards they really cant read anyway, we decided to do this. We kept reading so much in the paper about how (the humane society) needed this kind of stuff and this seemed like a cool idea. The dogs certainly thought so. Shelter director Melody Townsend and her staff brought out several shelter dogs that despite cool temperatures basked in the warmth thrown off by the students who clamored to be up front and center for some petting and tummy rubbing. Several students piped up that they would take this dog or that cat the students also got some face time with the cats in the feline pen with them and provide a good home and Ake continually urged the students to remember the humane society and the needy animals they were ladling some loving on. If you want a cat or a dog, you know where to tell your mom and dad to come, Ake said repeatedly. After enjoying time with some of the dogs and cats at the shelter, the children, with a huge assist from their parents who came along for the fun, scooped up a half dozen bags of donated food and toys and carried them into the shelter for future use. They are really a giving bunch and they have fun, Ake said. They collected a lot of stuff.Star Staff ReportIn recognition of (Cultural Enrichment) Black History Month, the annual Black History Program hosted by Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School is scheduled for 9 a.m. ET Thursday Feb. 28 in the Marion Craig Coliseum (Gym). The Keynote Speaker is Damien Byrd, a 1995 honor graduate of Port St. Joe High School. He has a degree in Economics from Florida A&M University. Currently, he is serving as the Gulf Coast Operations Regional Manager, for GradImages a Division of the Event Photography Group. As regional manager, he is responsible for 125 freelance photographers and all external activities in a nine state region for the nations largest graduation photography rm. His 150 plus client list reads like a whos who among the Southeasts premier colleges and universities. With such clients as Florida State University, Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, University of Mississippi, Vanderbilt, University of Tennessee and Port St. Joe High School just to name a few. Damien is a self-proclaimed tech guru from a young age. Later in life realized that he owned his rst personal computer before the local telephone company did. Shamelessly admits to having more working laptops currently connected to his home network than televisions. Damien enjoys taking photographs of just about anything that moves or doesnt for that matter. Traveling is also a passion that he indulges in quite frequently be it for work or for pleasure. He feels that his broad exposure to the United States and World has helped him grow tremendously. As well to understand that we are now truly living in a global economy and in a gurative sense the world is becoming at. In addition, we will honor the memories of the former African American Gulf County Educators. The public is cordially invited to join students for this momentous occasion, so please note your calendar to attend. For more information please contact Rachel Smith-Crews at Port St. Joe Junior /Senior High School @ 850-229-8251, ext 136.High School to host Black History Month program DAMIEN BYRD

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, February 21, 2013A scream cuts through the night, thunder grumbles and Charles Gounods Funeral March for a Marionette (recognizable as the Hitchcock theme) echoes eerily across the theatre to inform the audience that Alfred is in the building. Get ready for an evening of chuckling chills when you pick up tickets to the Dixie Theatres professional season production of Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. The 1940s period piece is a series of adaptations of three early lms directed by Alfred Hitchcock: The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps. These stories come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast, with six actors playing dozens of characters, live sound effects and musical underscoring. The play premiered on October 17, 2008 in Atlanta and has become a popular choice for little theatre across the country. The setting is a sound stage at radio station WBFR, circa 1946. Five microphones, four gargoyles and a few battered armchairs painted with lm noir lighting are all the props needed to set the mood. The cast, all members of the Actors Equity Association, whisk the audience away to a world of mad bombers, serial killers and spies. P uger does double duty as actor and sound effects expert with an exotic array of props to trick the ear into experiencing explosions, zoo animals and train rides. Prepare to witness an unusual use for an innocent cabbage. Snappy character transitions keep the stories moving along. Apalachicolas own Cleo Holladay, as always, is charming and uses her versatile vocal chords to portray a cockney shopkeeper, a withered street merchant and plump cook and a purveyor of exotic, if awed, fowl. Darren Server is especially spooky as the Avenger. Between the three playlets, vintage radio commercials for the Bates Motel and North by Northwest Airlines insert a stab of humor that Hitch himself would have loved. If you dont watch the masters lm regularly, you may forget they were as much comedies as thrillers. Although Alfred Hitchcock himself couldnt drop in for a cameo appearance at the Dixie, his spirit, or whatever intangible essence lingers of him, is surely smiling at the current production of Vintage Hitchcock. By Lois Swoboda. Trades & Services ServicesGET YOUR AD IN!227-7847CALL TODAY! GET YOUR AD IN TRADES & SERVICES 227-2847 229-1324 PROFESSIONAL FLOOR CARE, INC.Residential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery CleaningServing the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning RVs Cars Trucks Vans 24 Hour Emergency Water Extraction J.J.s Tree Service, LLC Stump Grinder Licensed & Insured Call John : (850) 899-8432 From A to Z850-340-0756 Gregs Handyman Service & Lawn Maintenance Check out my work on Facebook! JOES LAWN CARE IF ITS IN YOUR YARD LET JOE TAKE CARE OF IT FULL LAWN SERVICES, TREE TRIMMING AND REMOVALALSO CLEAN GUTTERS AND IRRIGATION INSTILLATION, PLANTING AND BEDDING AVAILABLE CALL JOE@ 850-323-0741 OR EMAIL JOES_LAWN @YAHOO.COM GET YOUR AD IN TRADES & SERVICES 227-7847 You would be looking down Reid Avenue from 1st Street. Trivia ANSWER By now, most of us are probably aware that it takes a combination of nutrient elements, all working together in the soil, for plants to grow their best. Since most of these essential elements arent naturally present in our sandy soil, we add fertilizers to supply the missing nutrients. Fertilizers almost always take care of the major plant nutrients. But sometimes, the minor elements arent included in the mix, and the ef ciencies persist. Zinc and copper de ciencies can cause real problems for landscape ornamentals. In this article I will discuss why these elements are usually not available to plants, how to spot the de ciencies and what you can do to correct them. My information was provided by Horticulture Emeritus, Dr. Robert J. Black, with University of Floridas IFAS. Zinc de ciency can occur on both acid and alkaline soil. On acid soils, heavy cropping too much acid-residue fertilizer and sometimes leaching can cause a zinc de ciency. On alkaline soil, zinc become xed in a chemical form or that have a high phosphorus content will usually have very little zinc available for plants. As with many other nutrients de ciencies, a lack of zinc rst shows up as interveinal chlorosis of the leaves. If zinc de ciency becomes severe, new leaves are much smaller in size, and they take on a crinkly or wavy appearance. To correct the problem, youll need to apply zinc sulfate, either by direct application to the soil or by a foliage spray. Try the soil application method rst. Its easier and it lasts longer. If the soil application doesnt work, the foliage spray may be needed. Apply zinc sulfate in the early spring. For small shrubs, one or two ounces may be enough; for larger trees, a half to a whole pound may be needed. Since zinc tends to move down ward through the soil very slowly, its a good idea to plow it into the soil rather than simply broadcast it over the surface. Cooper de ciency also occurs on both acid and alkaline soils. Organic soils, and light, sandy, acid soil tend to be naturally low in copper on alkaline soils, high in phosphorous, cooper is usually not available to the plant. If a plant has a copper de ciency, new leaves are considered smaller, and if the de ciency persists. The entire plant may become dwarfed. In some cases, chlorosis of the leaves occur, leaf tip may appear burned, and the rest of the leaf may take on a cupped or wrinkled appearance. Sometimes copper de ciency causes leaves to become thick, leathery, and rough. Premature leaf drop is also a common symptom. Unfortunately, correcting a copper de ciency isnt a simple process. Cooper is necessary from plants growth, but too much in the soil is harmful. An excess of copper injures root systems and slows down plant growth. So you must be very careful to use recommended amounts of copper. Cooper may be applied directly to the soil in the form of copper sulfate, or it may be applied to the foliage in the form a copper sulfate spray. The spray has the advantage of being quick and effective and is also a good fungicide. Soil application is still a better method, though because of its long lasting effects and ease of application. Since copper collects in the top soil, it should be thoroughly mixed with water before its applied to the soil, or it should be plowed under as soon as its applied. Generally, a half-pound of 25 percent copper sulfate will correct a de ciency in a ten-byten foot area. Fertilizers that contain copper can also be used to supply needed copper. Copper treatments can be made at any time of the year. For more information on zinc and copper de ciencies, contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit gulf. ifas.u .edu.Zinc, copper de ciencies can cause big problems ROY LEE CARTERCounty extension director Special to the StarThrivent Financial for Lutherans will host a free educational workshop on estate preservation. Called Estate Strategy Essentials, the 45minute workshop will be at 2 p.m. CST, Sunday, Feb. 24, at Living Water Church at the Beach at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach. The workshop is presented by Juan Andrada, nancial representative with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Panama City. The workshop will help participants understand essential elements of any good estate strategy. As a result of attending the workshop, attendees will be better prepared to take action to protect their estates and pass them on according to their wishes. Having proper estate planning documents in place such as wills, trusts and powers of attorney can save families a great deal of nancial and emotional stress, Andrada said. This workshop offers tools to help people make smart, informed decisions about protecting their estates according to their wishes. To register, call Jennifer Browning at Thrivent Financial at 615-0015 or email Jennifer.Browning@Thrivent. com. Reservation deadline is Feb. 22. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and its respective associates and employees cannot provide legal, accounting, or tax advice or services. Work with your Thrivent Financial representative, and as appropriate your attorney and/or tax professional for additional information. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a not-for-pro t, Fortune 500 nancial services membership organization helping about 2.5 million members achieve nancial security and give back to their communities.Special to The StarThe Gulf County Extension Service will be hosting a four-week Turf and Gardening Program, an interactive Video Course. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. CT at the Gulf County Extension Of ce located at 232 E. Lake Ave. in Wewahitchka. Class will start on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The cost of the course is $25 per person or $40 for a family which covers course material and refreshments. The course schedule is as follows: Feb. 26 pH, soil types, soil testing; March 5 Fertilization; March 12 Weed control; March 19 Irrigation.Workshop to discuss estate preservationExtension turf, garden program set for Tuesday PHOTOS BY LEN PFLUGER | Special to the StarCleo Holladay, Dixie Partington, David Caldwell, Sharon Malane tout North by Northwest Airlines. Below: In addition to a detective and knife wielding stalker, Darren Server portrays the host of WBFR.Retro radio play comes off without a Hitch

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, February 21, 2013 The Star | B7 92383S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, Case No.: 12-236-CA, WINDMARK INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company Plaintiff, vs. RIVERFRONT PROPERTIES, INC. a Georgia corporation, GARY R. RHINEHEART, and HARRY A. SCHULTZ, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: Harry Schultz, 4810 Ivy Ridge Dr., Unit 301, Smyrna, GA 30080 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 8th day of October, 2012, Plaintiff filed suit against you for a multi-count action for foreclosure on a Mortgage and suit on Guaranty, and foreclosure of the respective mortgage. You may obtain a copy of the Complaint from the Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Rm. 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. You are required to file with the Gulf County Clerk of Court, and serve upon Plaintiffs attorney Ryan O. Garrity, 4477 Legendary Drive, Suite 202, Destin, Florida 32541 a written response with 30 days of the date of the publication. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be filed if you want the court to hear your side of the case. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, property may thereafter be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you not know any attorney, you may call an attorney referral service or a legal 92381S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT; Case No.: 12-234-CA WINDMARK INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company Plaintiff, vs. RIVERFRONT PROPERTIES, INC. a Georgia corporation, GARY R. RHINEHEART, HARRY A. SCHULTZ, and GEORGIA COMMERCE BANK, a Georgia banking corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: Harry Schultz, 4810 Ivy Ridge Dr., Unit 301, Smyrna, GA 30080 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 5th day of October, 2012, Plaintiff filed suit against you for a multi-count action for foreclosure on a Mortgage and suit on Guaranty, and foreclosure of the respective mortgage. You may obtain a copy of the Complaint from the Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Rm. 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. You are required to file with the Gulf County Clerk of Court, and serve upon Plaintiffs attorney Ryan O. Garrity, 4477 Legendary Drive, Suite 202, Destin, Florida 32541 a written response with 30 days of the date of the publication. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be filed if you want the court to hear your side of the case. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, property may thereafter be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you not know any attorney, you may call an attorney referral service or a legal aid office (listed in the phone book). The first date of publication of this notice is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013. Person Giving Notice: Ryan O. Garrity, Esq. Fla. Bar No. 615110 PLEAT, PERRY & RITCHIE, P.A. 4477 Legendary Drive, Suite 202 Destin, Florida 32541 Tel: (850) 650-0599 Fax: (850) 650-4402 ryan@pleatperry.com Attorney for Plaintiff, WINDMARK INVESTMENTS, LLC. February 21, 28, 2013 92363S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 10U, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1109 Application No. 2013-04 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03751-035R Description of Property: Lot Nine (9), Block Two (2), Beacon Hill Estates, as per map or plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida Name in which assessed: Walter L. Peterson All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 27th day of March, 2013. Dated this 19th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 2013 92221S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID #1213-08 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company, or corporation interested in providing the following: PIPE AS INDICATED ON SPECIFICATION SHEETS Please place YOUR COMPANY NAME, SEALED BID, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of your envelope, and provide three copies of your proposal. Bids must be submitted to and specifications may be obtained from the Gulf County Clerks Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 by 4:30 p.m., E.T. on Friday, February 22, 2013. Bids will be opened at this same location on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. Any questions concerning this bid should be directed to Joe Danford or Jake Lewis, Gulf County Public Works at (850) 227-1401. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ Tynalin Smiley, Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk February 14, 21, 2013 92301S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2011-CA-000420 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-2 Plaintiff, vs. William Chris Harwood a/k/a William C. Harwood and Johanna Michelle Grissom a/k/a Johanna M. Grissom; Note Tracker Corporate; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 7, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000420 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-2, Plaintiff and William Chris Harwood a/k/a William C. Harwood and Johanna Michelle Grissom a/k/a Johanna M. Grissom are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, REBECCA L. NORRIS, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on March 7, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00-01-37 WEST, 82.98 FEET, TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH R/W OF A COUNTY ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 87-3250 WEST, 420.28 FEET TO THE POB; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00-02-30 WEST, 270 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 87-32-50 WEST, 165 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00-02-30 EAST, 270 FEET; THENCE NORTH 87-32-50 EAST BACK TO THE POB. MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY A RECENT SURVEY PREPARED BY EDWIN G. BROWN AND ASSOCIATES, INC., BEARING THE DATE OF NOV. 11, 2004, UNDER JOB NO. 04-728PSC:25959 AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST 82.98 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF BRYAN SETTERICH ROAD; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 87 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST 420.28 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING AND LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 269.92 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST 164.96 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST 269.96 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP LYING ON SAID SOUTHERLY LIGHT OF WAY; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY NORTH 88 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST 164.99 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 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 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, call 711. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida BA Baxter Deputy Clerk of Court Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-207790 FC01 W50 February 14, 21, 2013 90218S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Our Home at Beacon Hill located at 141 Kaelyn Lane, in the County of Gulf, in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 13th day of February, 2013. Beacon Villa ALF Operating LLC February 21, 2013 92369S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 10U, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 204 Application No. 2013-02 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 00741-053R Description of Property: FARM #18 (4 acres, more or less), GULF COUNTY FARMS, INC., PROPERTIES, an unrecorded Subdivision of that portion of Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, lying West of State Road No. 71, more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the intersection of the North line of Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, and the Westerly right of way line of State Road #71, said State Road having a right of way of 66 feet; thence South 18 Degrees 16 Minutes 20 Seconds East, along said Westerly right of way line for 5152.75 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue South 18 Degrees 16 Minutes 20 Seconds East along said Westerly right a way line for 345.59 feet to the South line of said Section 19; thence South 86 Degrees 27 Minutes 22 Seconds West along said South line of Section 19, for 750.67 feet; thence North 18 Degrees 16 Minutes 20 Seconds West for 154.74 feet; thence North 71 Degrees 43 Minutes 40 Seconds East for 726.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: Billy C. Quinn Sr. and Joe C. Quinn All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 27th day of March, 2013. Dated this 19th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 2013 92299S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th JUDICAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 23-2008-CA000491 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR TRUCAP GRANTOR TRUST 2010-2, Plaintiff, vs. TED B. SPARLING, JR.; LISA M. SPARLING; 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; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3 AND TENANT #4 THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to the final judgment/order entered in the above noted case, that I will sell the following property situated in Gulf County, Florida described as: LOT 9 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 7, BLOCK 46, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 19, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 A.M. ET on March 7, 2013. The highest bidder shall immediatley post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to five percent (5%) of the final bid. The deposit must be cash or cashiers check payable to the Clerk of the Court. Final payment must be made on or before 5:00 P.M. ET, on the date of the sale by cash or cashiers check. 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. Rebecca Norris CLERK OF COURT BA Baxter Deputy Clerk February 14, 21, 2013 92295S PUBLIC NOTICE PORT ST. JOE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS for Custom Design and Construction of a Timber Deck at Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot RFQ 2013-02 The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency is requesting proposals for the custom design and construction of a timber deck at the Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot, located in Port St. Joe, Florida. The construction of this deck will ultimately support a structure similar to the City Commons Gazebo. The PSJRA will receive sealed qualifications from any qualified and properly licensed company or corporation interested in providing qualifications for the following project: Timber Deck at Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot. Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on Friday, March 1, 2013. Submit three (3) copies to Gail Alsobrook, PSJRA, 150 Captain Freds Place, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidders name, address, date and time of opening, and RFQ number 2013-02. Proposals will be publicly opened and acknowledged at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 on March 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM EST, in the City Commission Chamber. The complete RFQ Solicitation, Plans, and Specifications can be downloaded from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment website at www.PSJRA.com. Proposals of Qualifications will be evaluated by the PSJRA and ultimately approved by the City Commission. The PSJRA and/or City have the right to reject any or all proposals. February 14, 21, 2013 92261S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 13-04PR IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLIE ROSS STRANGE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Charlie Ross Strange, deceased, File Number 13-04PR, by 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; that the decedents date of death was October 23, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $5,351.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Allie E. Strange PO Box 355 Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 February 14, 2013. Person Giving Notice: Allie E. Strange PO Box 355 Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Mel C. Magidson Jr. Attorney FL Bar No: 261629 P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 227-7800 Fax: (850) 227-7878 E-Mail: mmagidson@ gtcom.net February 14, 21, 2013 92233 PUBLIC NOTICE George E. Weems Memorial Hospital is seeking proposals from qualified Proposers for an electronic health records (EHR) system consisting of licensed software, hardware, and services, including, but not limited to, implementation, support, training, and other professional services (collectively referred to as EHR System). The Request for Proposal documentation can be obtained from the Hospitals website: http://www.weemsmemorial.co m/p/news.aspx. Proposals must be received NLT 4:00 PM EST on Friday, March 1, 2013. Proposals received after this date will be not be considered. All packages must be sealed and clearly state RFP# WMH-2013-EHR and delivered to 135 Avenue G, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Please contact Chuck Edwards at 850-527-7537 or cedwards@weems memorial.com for additional information. February 14, 21, 2013 90188S PUBLIC NOTICE: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announce two PUBLIC HEARINGS for the FWC Lead Managed Portions of Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area located in Gulf and Franklin Counties, Florida. 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 27, 2013 St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Center 3915 State Road 30-A Port St. Joe, FL 32456 7:00 P.M. Thursday, February 28, 2013 Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Environmental Education and Training Center 108 Island Drive Eastpointe, FL 32328 PURPOSE: To receive public comment regarding considerations for FWCs ten-year Management Plan for the FWC Lead Managed Portions of Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area (ARWEA). This hearing is being held EXCLUSIVELY for discussion of the DRAFT Apalachicola River WEA Management Plan. This meeting is not being held to discuss area hunting or fishing regulations. For more information on the process for FWC rule and regulation development go online to: myfwc.com/about/rules-re gulations/rule-changes/ or call (850) 487-1764. A Management Prospectus for Apalachicola River WEA and copy of the agenda is available upon request from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Land Conservation and Planning Group, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 323991600. Telephone: (850) 487-9982 or (850) 487-9767 or by e-mail at Rebecca.Shelton @MyFWC.com February 21, 2013 90144S 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 5th day of February, 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 March, 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 7th day of February, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954)453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m February 14, 21, 2013 92253S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 232007CA 000471CAXXXX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, F/K/A CENTEX HOME EQUITY COMPANY, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. VICKERS, THOMAS L, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 24, 2013 and entered in 232007CA 000471CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, F/K/A CENTEX HOME EQUITY COMPANY, LLC, is the Plaintiff and VICKERS, THOMAS L; SABRINA VICKERS; LEWIS D. MILES; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE are the Defendant(s). Benny Lister as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the higher and best bidder for cash, the Front Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 AM on March 7, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT SIX (6), IN FOREHANDS SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW, FLORIDA IN BLOCK B, FOREHANDS SECOND ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW, FLORIDA EXECUTED AUGUST 12, 1957, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A 2003 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN# WHC012655GAA AND WHC012655GAB 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 this 6th day of February, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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 sever (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089, Pananta City, Florida 32402, Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717, Hearing Impaired: Dial 711, Email: ADARequest@jud14.fl courts. org Submitted by: Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 3010 N. Military Trail, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-241-9181 February 14, 21, 2013

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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 Internal Revenue Service Public Auction Under the authority in Internal Revenue Code section 6331, the property described below has been seized for nonpayment of internal revenue taxes due from Thomas F. Wikerson AKA Ferrell Wilkerson. The property will be sold at public auction as provided by Internal Revenue Code section 6335 and related regulations. Date of Sale: March 14th, 2013 Time of Sale:10:00 AM Location of Sale: 8119 Americus Avenue Port Saint Joe, FL 32456 Only the right, title, and interest of Thomas F. Wilkerson AKA Ferrell Wilkerson in and to the property will be offered for sale. If requested, the Internal Revenue Service will furnish information about possible encumbrances, which may be useful in determining the value of the interest being sold. Description of Property: A single family residential property 3/3 built in 2001 living area 1,786 gross area 4,118 on .24 acres Legal Description: Lot 14, Summer Place, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 51 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. APN# 03806-770R Payment Terms: 20% payment required on acceptance of highest bid within one hour and the remaining funds due by April 4th, 2013. All payments mush be by cash, certified check, cashiers or treasurers check or by a United States postal, bank, express, or telegraph money order. Make check or money order payable to the United States Treasure. For more information, please contact Sharon W. Sullivan Internal Revenue Service 7850 SW 6th CT MS 5780 Plantation, FL 33324 Tel (954)740-2421 or email Sharon.W .Sullivan@irs.gov or visit our website www .irsauctions.gov 92395S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2010-CA000429 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, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on January 3, 2012 in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000429 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Port St. Joe Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is the Plaintiff and ARION J WARD, et al., are the Defendants. 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 March, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary 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. 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 this 15th day of February, 2013. BILL KINSAUL Clerk of Circuit Court As Clerk of the Court By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk February 21, 28, 2013 92367S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 10L, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1288 Application No. 2013-01 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04598-000R Description of Property: Lot 1, Block A, St. Joe Heights Subdivision to the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according the Official Plat thereof on file in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: James Buie All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 27th day of March, 2013. Dated this 19th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 2013 *Adopt*:Art Classes to Zoo Trips; all in between, baby will be our King/Queen *James & Helene* Expenses Paid FLBar42311 1800-522-0045 aid office (listed in the phone book). The first date of publication of this notice is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013. Person Giving Notice: Ryan O. Garrity, Esq. Fla. Bar No. 615110 PLEAT, PLEAT & RITCHIE, P.A. 4477 Legendary Drive, Suite 202 Destin, Florida 32541 Tel: (850) 650-0599 Fax: (850) 650-4402 ryan@pleatperry.com Attorney for Plaintiff, WINDMARK INVESTMENTS, LLC. February 21, 28, 2013 92365S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 10L, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1238 Application No. 2013-03 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04273-120R Description of Property: Lot Four (4) of Bay Breeze SubDivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, at Plat Book 3, Page 45. Name in which assessed: Walter L. Peterson All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 27th day of March, 2013. Dated this 19th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 2013 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 The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds.