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By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Emergency Management Director, Marshall Nelson, announced to the Gulf County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that the Emergency Operations Center had lowered its response level to three, and indicated theyd be monitoring individual ooding situations while they assessed damage in affected areas. While more than 150 residents were inconvenienced by the rising water around their homes, at the time of the meeting it was reported that fewer than 10 homes in Gulf County had experienced water damage, though preliminary assessments would continue throughout the week. The bigger concern was damage from ash ooding on local roads. Mark Cothran, Director of Gulf County Mosquito Control said that the new problem were the mosquitos that currently infested the ood waters in the area. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Three years ago Bill Deeson started his business, Deeson AC and Heating, in Mexico Beach and one year ago he went to the Gulf County Small Business Development Center to seek its advice. His only regret was that he wished he had gone sooner. I recommend talking with them before you start your business, said Deeson adding, Theyll hook you up. The SBDC has a very simple goal for the community: it wants to help local entrepreneurs start, grow and stay in business. Founded in 1976, with eight centers, the U.S. SBDC now has 1,100 across the country with 40 ofces in Florida alone. In 2011 it helped 83 new businesses get their start, created and retained 409 jobs in the region, increased sales revenue by $2.9 million and awarded $5.2 million in government contracts. The SBDC offers many free counseling services for new businesses or those who have been established for a while. Companies like Deesons that choose to sit down one-on-one with a certi ed business analyst will receive assistance putting together their business plan, creating organizational structures, Small business solutions found in Port St. Joe The Small Business Development Center has a very simple goal for the community: it wants to help local entrepreneurs start, grow and stay in business. See BUSINESS A8 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, MARCH 7, 2013 Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5 Letters to the Editor . . . . . . . A5 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 School News . . . . . . . . . . B2 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Classi eds . . . . . . . . . B6-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 21 Dont forget to change your clock this weekend Bigger problems Flood damage minimal; mosquitos become health risk WES LOCHER| The Star A resident on Lake Grove road is inconvenienced by ood waters. See MOSQUITOS A2 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Gulf County voters provided four more years for Gulf District Schools on Tuesday. On a day in which one of ve registered voters went to the polls, voters approved continuing for another four years the one mill additional operating levy rst approved by voters four years ago. That levy was due to sunset during the current scal year. A mill is equal to $1 for every $1,000 in taxable personal property. The outcome was 54.88 percent of the vote, or 972 votes, in favor of the levy with 45 percent, 799 votes, voting against continuing the additional mill. The turnout was light. Supervisor of Elections John Hanlon had predicted early in the day that the one-question ballot would draw between 12-20 percent of the vote. The percentage was 19.36, or 1.771 of the countys 9,149 registered voters. I wouldnt say we received a mandate, but we got a nod from the voters to continue the path established for the high standard delivery of education that our children can get from Gulf County schools, said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. I respect the process and these are tight economic times, but the positive effects of this vote will be felt in the very near future. I can assure the voters that we will not raise the (Local Capital Improvement) millage the board could have raised by one mill and I commend the voters for providing this alternative means of support. The district still faces budget cuts. Norton and nancial of cer Sissy Worley have said the district will face a budget shortfall of roughly $500,000, necessitating some cuts. But the levy was seen as a way to avert drastic cutbacks that would have resulted if the district did not receive the additional mill, worth roughly $1.3 million this year. The district has seen the value of the mill shrink the past four years, realizing about $4 million less over the past four years than projected when the district rst went before voters in 2009. In addition, declining enrollment 400 students in the past decade and the per-pupil funding each student carries under the states funding formula for public schools had feasted on the districts bottom line. Small voter turnout OKs school levy See LEVY A8 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The city of Port St. Joe has its documentary lmmaker; now commissioners need a path forward on saving the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Commissioners on Tuesday approved a recommendation from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency to award a contract to create a documentary lm on the relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse to Lisa Curry, a Port St. Joe native living in Los Angeles. There were ve bids to ll the bill on a $125,000 grant the city was awarded by BP to create a documentary on the saving of the lighthouse. Curry, PSJRA executive director Gail Alsobrook said, was selected based on several factors. One, was the wealth of experience Curry and partner Clayton Long brought to the project, Alsobrook said. I have seen her credentials and they are quite impressive, said Mayor Mel Magidson. In addition, Curry was born and raised in Port St. Joe, the oldest child of Drs. Tom and Betty Curry of Shoreline Medical. She was a stellar student at Port St. Joe High School and while a senior wrote an award-winning essay about her community and the symbolism of the railroad tracks that at the time still divided the north and south sides of the city. They have a passion for this project, Alsobrook said. They really want it to be great. Alsobrook added that Curry and Long recognized the depth of the local talent that would be at their disposal and the value those individuals and businesses several of whom also bid on the project could bring to the project. PSJ approves lmmaker for lighthouse documentary $1.3 MILLION The approximate value of the additional mill for the year See DOCUMENTARY A8

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, March 7, 2013 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com This is the best tasting ice youll ever have, said former U.S. Marine, Mike Hobson. When he began building his custom ice machines by hand in 2005, he never dreamed that he had would soon be stumbling into a new career. Hobsons local company, Polarmatic, ranks number two out of the four leading ice vending systems on the market today. What truly sets Polarmatic apart from the competition is the ice itself. Most store ice has been melted and refrozen numerous times before it reaches the consumer, but with Hobsons design, the ice is always frozen and kept at the perfect temperature of 23 degrees right up until the bag lands in the consumers hands. When ice melts it begins to absorb the smells and avors of everything around it and its Hobsons goal to have the freshest ice on the market. Hobson wanted to move his company somewhere that hed be able to provide jobs to a local economy. Having lived in Port St. Joe in the 1980s, he had fond memories and decided that Gulf County was the perfect place. In 2009 Polarmatic received its design patent and Hobson and his wife packed up and relocated to the Constitution City from Moultrie, Georgia. By February 2010 the Polarmatic factory was opened on First Street with 11 employees on payroll. An automation specialist for paper mills by day, Hobson decided to put his skillset to work in the ice business after a church friend suggested the idea. Three prototypes and three years later he sold his rst machine. To date, the company has sold over 150 ice machines to farung locales such as North Dakota, Texas, and the Virgin Islands. Not forgetting about the Sunshine State, Polarmatics units can be found in Callaway, coming soon in Eastpoint and now open in Port St. Joe near Smileys Detailing. To make the best product possible, Hobson brought all production in-house, from assembly to electronics programming, service, sales, and even graphic design which allows Polarmatic to give each machine a custom look according to the customers wants and needs. To build the machines, many parts are purchased locally from shops like Ramseys Printing, Johnnies Trim Shop, and Mize Plumbing Services and Supplies, Hobson said. Its a true family business. While Mike considers himself the ideas man, his wife Michelle is the companys Corporate Secretary. Their son, Makale, a high school senior, wires all of the computer control panels by hand. Even though its technical and often complicated, Makale likes seeing his hard work along the side of the road. Its cool when I see them. I helped put it out there, he said. John Pritchard, the quality and engineering manager oversees the companys modular vehicles and remains constantly in awe of the machines. None of the other ice machines are built like this, he said. In April of 2013 Polarmatic will roll out a new website and marketing plan and theyre currently exploring deals with the U.S. Army and potential customers as far away as Spain and Italy. Hobson sees his machines as a way to help the world. In times of disaster or crisis when ice and water is desperately needed, hed like to be able to roll a Polarmatic ice machine up to the area and be able to wheel it back out once the problem has been solved. 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Coupon Expires: 3-31-13 FREE EYE EXAM CODE: PJ00 Darren Payne, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon In Memory of Lee Mullis, M.D. Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Smart Lenses SM Include your HVAC system on your spring cleaning checklist Why? Just like an automobile, your heating and cooling system needs maintenance to operate eciently. Call a qualied heating and cooling contractor to perform a seasonal tune-up on your unit. www.gcec.com or 850-639-2216 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 The coolest company in Port St. Joe WES LOCHER| The Star Polarmatics rst ice machine in Port St. Joe is open at Smileys Detailing. There are thousands of mosquitos in the water, said Cothran as he showed video footage of the infestation from Lake Grove Road in Wewahitchka. This is a public health risk. Cothran asked that locals do their part to slow down the bugs and follow the Five Ds of Mosquito ControlDrain all standing water, avoid dawn and dusk, dress in long sleeves and pants and defend yourself by using appropriate bug spray. Commissioners Carmen McLemore, Joanna Bryan and Tan Smiley, who oversaw the meeting, put into motion a local state of emergency for the county until the mosquito population had diminished. Well get through it, said McLemore. MOSQUITOS from page A1 PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER| The Star Left: Lake Grove Road suffered a wash out last week due to ash ooding. Right: Flood waters along Lake Grove Road are now home to a mosquito infestation.

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As many of you know, I have a godmother named Phyllis who lives in Gary, Indiana. I have never seen her, but I talk to her on the phone three or four times a week. Thats the way it started; she called me by mistake a couple of years ago. At the time, I was visiting relatives in the South driving around my hometown in Alabama. We talked about her dialing the wrong number and I pulled off the road into a parking lot and continued the conversation for about 30 minutes that rst time. Since then, we have continued to talk. If I go for a few days without calling her, she will call and pretend to be mad. I enjoy talking to her; I even enjoy it when she pretends to be mad at me. When my mother passed away, Phyllis decided to be my godmother. Phyllis turned 92 at the beginning of February. In the past couple of years, I have learned that Phyllis has grandsons who played in the NFL, a brother in New York who she needs me to preach at every once in a while and a new great granddaughter living pretty close to where I live. Recently, she called me while I was in the classroom, teaching one of the college mathematics courses I enjoy teaching. One of my rules in the classroom has to do with no cell phones, texting, etc. My students understand that Phyllis is the exception. If she calls, I will answer the phone. I never know if it will be the last time I hear her voice. On this day, I put my cell phone on the speaker and let her talk to my students. She was very kind and called them all, Sweetie Pies. All of them told her, Hello. She often gets mixed up and thinks that I am teaching young children. The students I am teaching are understanding and enjoy hearing her talk. The rst time my students hear her, I can see the look in their faces and what they are asking Your godmother is an African-American living in Gary, Indiana? Why not? Like a lot of older folks, Phyllis sometimes repeats herself and her stories. I dont mind. I consider it a blessing. I dont even mind when she starts in on her preaching, because in all honesty it is impressive what she knows. Phyllis always tells me that a lot of her relatives dont like her calling because she is preaching and talking about the Bible all the time. After telling everyone hello and calling them sweetie pies, Phyllis told me she would call back later in the afternoon. She knows what time I drive home and how long my commute is. Phyllis probably has it either written down or marked on the clock. Again, that is just ne by me. Later in the afternoon on my commute home, my phone rang and the big fancy P showed up on the screen of my cell phone. It was Phyllis. I put it on the hands-free speaker thing and let her roll. In other words, sometimes I just listen. The value of just listening is something that should never be underestimated. On this afternoon, I got a lesson in Entomology and Zoology, or more speci cally, bugs and animals. For the past two years, it seems they have been trying to rid Phyllis complex/home of bugs. Phyllis calls them chinches or bed bugs. They bite her and worry her continuously. It is concerning. However, it sounds like they have pretty much taken her apartment apart trying to kill them all. On this afternoon, she told me that they even pulled up the oor. I cant imagine, but I get a pretty vivid picture. What does Phyllis say about this? She says, Our God is wonderful isnt he? Can you believe that? She really does. She goes on to defend the chinches saying that the construction people built the apartment complex on top of their home and they have nowhere else to go. Whatever it is, bad, terrible or worse (the Chicago Bulls losing), Phyllis nds good in it. She loves the Bulls and will call me late at night and tell me what channel they are playing on. Im not much on the NBA, but I always thank her. After the bugs, she started talking about deer and how many she used to see in Virginia when she would come to visit. Again, she said the reason was that we took their home and they have no place There is always at least a little time for the fun stuff. And, as I have often found, when fun stuff arrives it often comes wrapped in lessons about passion for community and civic stewardship that are hiding in plain sight. Last week offered up several examples. One would be the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes. Less than three years ago this group of local ladies with a love for a particular dice game decided to roll for books. The idea was to attract as many Bunco players as possible to a day of cubes and food. Everybody would pay a small amount for the fun and the money collected would be donated to the Friends of the Port St. Joe Library. At the time, I had no idea what Bunco was beyond what Sgt. Friday taught me during his frequent excursions with the Bunco squad on Dragnet. In order not to date myself too much, lets say I learned this while watching reruns of Dragnet. In any case, until meeting with the Reid Avenue Babes the concept of Bunco conjured up all manners of vice. As for the game, I hadnt a clue and still dont. Anything more complicated that checkers is beyond me. But the library was certainly in need. This community asset was having its budget slashed as governments constrained on spending and so many perks of the library, magazines, newspapers, books on CD, entertainment DVDs, depended on the margin between fully-funded and cash shortfalls. That is where the Friends of the Library come in. The Bunco Babes decided they could assist the librarys mission with planned play-dates and hoped that the concept would nd suitable traction. Many times, such noble ideas die over time due to lack of attention; we have certainly seen our share. But nearly $10,000 and six fundraisers later, the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes are going strong. With nary a desire for the spotlight just try getting them all to pose for one photo. The library has more offerings, can allow visitors to check out more books on CD or DVDs, favorites among snowbirds, than ever before. In turn, the library, despite cutting hours as a result of those budget shortfalls, has become even more of an asset, with membership, computer use, books on loan and other numbers on an upward arc. The Reid Avenue Bunco Babes have become bricks to the foundation of the Port St. Joe Public Library, their twicea-year fundraisers the mortar to constructing a better, more useful library. At this juncture, it would be impossible to move on without a mention of Cathy Colbert and the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library. Colbert is a tireless advocate of the library and her community, a smiling presence whether in the classroom where she continues to teach even after passing retirement age or in the community. She is a picture of grace, charm and a marvel of thanks whenever the Bunco Babes come around with their checks, unfailing in her generosity towards the Babes efforts and ability to work so tirelessly for the library. And among the ranks of those Bunco Babes is Dana Boyer, named the Volunteer of the Year by the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce last week. Calling Boyer the Volunteer of the Year, however, seems almost like saying Elvis had pretty hair. Last year, with the Board of County Commissioners and Port St. Joe City Commission in a bit of kerfuf e regarding paying for the annual Fourth of July reworks show in the city, Boyer took the baton and sped ahead. She began a private-sector fundraising campaign and even in a tight economy her efforts secured more than $6,000 in contributions. A reworks display that is a community staple was transformed from a dud to cracker jack. Last fall, the annual Ghosts on the Coast Halloween celebration was endangered, with the Chamber and many small businesses wondering whether the expense and energy of the event was worthwhile. Boyer was undaunted. Ghosts on the Coast, she said, was a tradition, something residents marked on their calendars each year. And Boyer de nes that old maxim about wills and ways. She solicited support among the small-business community and launched a campaign for candy donations so those businesses would not feel they were bearing the brunt of the expense for an event from which others derived so much. No seeking of public or personal glory, no desire for honori cs or monetary gain. Just a passion to improve the community, to maintain the fabric of that community wherever fraying appeared, to continue the traditions that help de ne that community. There is a popular clich characterizing governmental actions that bene t multiple parties, agreements that carry mutual satisfaction of goals reached. In folks like the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes, Cathy Colbert and Dana Boyer the community is fortunate to have people who see, in almost any situation, a win-win direction. Leon was not the fourth man! Keyboard KLATTERINGS Phyllisology Books, babes and Boyer TIM CROFT Star news editor I was just nishing up a talk over at that big church in Panama City Beach about that fourth man in the re when an older gentleman sitting towards the back raised his hand. Now, I gured he wanted some clari cation as to exactly how many dissidents King Nebuchadnezzar had ordered tossed into the ery furnace. Perhaps he was going to ask me how those three bound men got untied amongst all the heat. Lord, I was hoping he wasnt wanting me to spell Shadrach, Meshach or Abednego! It crossed my mind as I recognized him that he might want to know if this was a literal story or some form of Christian hyperbole, or parable, aimed at teaching the brethren the importance of standing rm. At the very least he would expect some sure nuff Ecclesiastical explanation as to the presence and pertinence of the fourth man. You know how those Baptist can be at times.. He cleared his throat and fairly shouted, Is Leon a real person and are those stories you write about him absolutely true? My notes fell off the podium. I heard a murmur go through the choir behind me. The pastor turned as red as a fresh pulled rhubarb. The pianist, who had retaken her seat in anticipation of my concluding statements, accidentally hit a b at. The whole congregation leaned forward so as not to miss my answer. I have been asked that question a thousand times over the years. It has come up at Lions Club meetings, talks before the Historical Society, at VFW breakfasts, once at a Florida Property Appraisers Convention and numerous times coming out of restaurants, running onto the football eld or standing in the paint department at the hardware store. I reckon this was the rst time I had been confronted from the pulpit. I looked that big fellow right in the eye and said, Sir, Leon is as real as that fourth man in the re! Folks have from time to time read my little stories and commented on my vivid imagination; or my air for spinning a yarn. I appreciate their thoughts but they miss the point entirely. I dont make this stuff up! Imagination has nothing to do with it! Im not smart enough nor do I have the ability to make something out of nothing! Leon is as real as rain. I grew up, as I have often stated, out at the end of North Stonewall Street in McKenzie, Tennessee. LaRenda Brad eld is real. Miss Carolyn Blades was my rst grade teacher. Miss Polly Rucker taught me high school English. David Paschall ran over me so many times in football I have his helmet marks to this day permanently indented in my chest. We ate hamburgers at the City Caf. We bought our kites, candy corn and Valentine cards at the Ben Franklin Store. We spent hours trying to catch the gold sh in the city square pond. I got Smiley Burnettes autograph in 1958 where the McKenzie Banners of ce is today. We bought cherry cokes and malted milkshakes at John Motheralls drugstore. We escaped the humdrum of life at the Park Theatre chasing bad guys across the screen with Roy, Hoppy and Gene. We played baseball in the open lot between Ricky Hale and Jimmy Mabrys houses. That eld is still there it has just shrunk some over time. It was a normal mid America life from a generation ago. There were thousands of towns, city squares, malt shops and movie theaters just like ours. I hope it doesnt offend anyone that I just happen to believe mine was the best! Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, had a better childhood than we did! Leon was a big part of it. As his younger brother I knew him better than most. That could be a good thing but then again, that could cost you, too. If he wanted to play Stalag 17 he would make me go up on the roof with a ashlight to be the German sentry. It was a two story house and I had to crawl out an upstairs window onto the small porch roof and then jump and catch the ledge of the upper roof and pull myself up over the edge to reach the top. Id then sprawl out on the roof peak overlooking the side yard, trying to shine the light on Leon, Joe Gooch or Jackie Burns as runaway prisoners. If Leon tired of this game, hed throw walnuts or dirt clods at me to see if he could knock me off the roof. Leon was living outside the box even before there was such a thing. As a matter of fact, he couldnt even see the box from where he was enjoying life. If you could think of it, he would try it! If it seemed impossible or made no real practical sense he would be off and running before you could say Jack Sprat! I have simply made a semi-living for a while now recording those thrilling days of yesteryear. I might embellish a story here and there for effect. I dont know if youd say that was invoking literary license, good creative writing or expressing my poetic freedom. Daddy would say it was at out lying. It wouldnt matter that I was his middle son. But, even Dad would tell you, Leon is real. The town is real. The people are real. And the memories are real. And I thank God every day for them. 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, March 7, 2013 A Page 4 Section See CRANKS A5

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By JASON ALDERMAN Special to The Star Natural disasters are inevitable, unpreventable and often come without warning. No part of the world seems to be spared, whether its a hurricane, earthquake, tornado, drought or ood. Even though such catastrophes cant always be predicted, their likely aftermaths often can, including property loss, power or water service disruption, scarcity of food and supplies or overtaxed relief organizations. Superstorm Sandy was a powerful reminder of why its vital to develop a family disaster plan. By planning ahead and knowing what you might need under dire circumstances, you can save yourselves a lot of time, money and grief. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers great suggestions for developing a family emergency plan, building an emergency supply kit, and learning what to do before, during and after emergencies even a plan for family pets (www.fema.gov). Once your physical safety has been assured, youll inevitably need to access important nancial and legal records, whether to le insurance claims, apply for loans or simply withdraw cash. Taking these few steps now will make accessing such information much easier when the time comes: Create a log of all account numbers, tollfree emergency numbers, contact information and passwords for your bank and credit card accounts, loans, insurance policies, utilities and other important accounts. Update it regularly and save copies in secure, offsite locations such as a safety deposit box or with a trusted friend living in another area. You can also email the list to yourself in an encrypted, passwordprotected le, save it on a CD or USB drive, or use a cloud-based storage service like Dropbox that will let you access it from any Internet connection. Make PDF copies of tax returns, insurance policies and legal documents and save offsite in the same manner as above, in case your les or computer are destroyed by re or ood. Also make digital copies of invaluable family photos, documents and memorabilia that money cant replace. Document your possessions. If you should ever need to le an insurance claim or claim a tax deduction for lost, stolen or damaged property, itll be much easier if you have an inventory of everything you own photos or videotape are even better. A few available tools: The IRS Casualty, Theft and Loss Workbook (IRS Publication 584) includes a worksheet for cataloging and estimating the value of your possessions. The Insurance Information Institute maintains a free, secure online home inventory software application that lets you access your home inventory, anywhere, anytime (www.iii.org). Your insurance companys website likely contains a downloadable inventory form. Make sure you fully understand what is and isnt covered by your insurance policies for natural disasters. You may need additional coverage for damage associated with hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes and other weather conditions. Also: Document any damage with photos or video before you start cleanup or repairs. Keep track of expenses you incur to prevent further damage, for temporary housing or to move your possessions for safekeeping, as they may be reimbursable under your insurance claim. Dont delay submitting your claim, since insurers often settle claims in the order led. FEMA provides information on how you might be able to get government assistance before, during and after a disaster at www. disasterassistance.gov. Bottom line: Develop a family emergency plan now and make sure everyone knows what to do when disaster strikes. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney. LETTERS www.starfl.com Thursday, March 7, 2013 A Page 5 Section By BRANDON TODD Contributing Writer In the last decade, the United States has been militarily occupying the Middle East in Iraq and Afghanistan in an attempt to combat terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, Haqquani, Hamas and most importantly Al Qaeda. We have already withdrawn from Iraq, and now America is on the verge of entirely withdrawing forces from the Middle East out of Afghanistan. The big question is should America maintain a presence in the Middle East? Yes we should. Our primary goal in the region is to prevent terrorist networks from taking over. It is also vital that we defend our major ally in the region; Israel. It is in the National Security interest of the U.S to maintain both an overt and covert presence in the Middle East. If we fail to eliminate terrorists, ght AlQaeda, and protect our allies, then we will not truly win the War on Terror. Our main ally in the region, Israel, is surrounded by several aggressive Islamic nations, and multiple radical terrorist organizations who actively preach Anti-Semitism, Anti-Americanism, and want nothing more than to see the destruction of Israel and America. I commend the Obama Administration of its tenacity as far as taking out so many leaders and af liates of the various terrorist organizations attempting to harm America, but I honestly think it will harm this country if our soldiers, and operatives withdraw from the region. Intervention is necessary in that part of the world to not only protect Israel, but also to prevent terrorism here on our own soil. The Middle East is a cesspool of chaos, but America should maintain a presence. In the long run terrorist organizations must be defeated and we can do so by continuing to occupy the region. Withdrawal from the region is not a good idea. Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt are radical Islamic regimes where Sharia is the constitution. These Islamic nations, along with a few more, are on the verge of having nuclear weapons. Do we really want to withdrawal our presence from a nuclear capable, Anti-American Middle East where terrorist organizations have such a powerful in uence? Of course not. We need to stop Irans nuclear program immediately and we cant do that through diplomacy and sanctions alone, but we can do that by continuing our occupation of the Middle East and taking military action against Iran if need be. The Obama Administration claims that we will be completely withdrawn from Afghanistan in 2014. American forces were fully withdrawn from Iraq in 2011, and it is still in chaos. We need to rethink our withdrawal plans. If we prematurely withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban could takeover. If the Taliban takeover Afghanistan then they will once again grant Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations a safe haven, and the entire Middle East could fall like dominos, and we will be back at square one. If we continue our occupation past 2014 the Middle East will be less likely to be overrun by terrorist organizations. If we had not invaded the Middle East after the events of September 11 and occupied the region as long as we have, then Al-Qaeda would have taken control of the Middle East and united the region with Anti-Americanism. I, like many other Americans, do want to see our troops come home. They deserve too. But, I also realize the importance of America maintaining a heavy military presence in that part of the world, and if we withdraw to soon then we risk losing the great gains we have made. We must understand that the point of our occupation of the Middle East was not to achieve any type of victory. The strategy has been to gather enough intelligence, put enough boots on the ground, and do enough drone strikes to destabilize and establish democracy in the region, to prevent it from harboring terrorists and doing us or our allies further harm. Truthfully, I think we have done a great job under President Obama in that regard, but our job is far from nished. The Benghazi massacre committed by Al-Qaeda af liated terrorists shows the need for continued US presence in the Middle East. I am still, like many other Americans, very angry about the assassination of Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three other Americans in Benghazi on 9/11/2012. I am also disappointed at how the Obama Administration handled the Benghazi massacre. I do know this though; those Americans assassinated in Benghazi will not be forgotten and they will be avenged. Their deaths were not in vain, but rather they show the need for America to maintain its presence in the region. Also the attacks upon Israel by Hamas show the need for US presence in the region. Overall, because of our intervention the Middle East, Al-Qaeda has been greatly weakened. The terrorist organizations dream of a united Anti-American Islamic Empire will never see the light of the day. If America maintains a presence in the Middle East we will defeat Al-Qaeda and other terrorist networks, we can prevent Iran from creating a nuclear weapon, we can protect Israel, and we can make the world safe for democracy once again. We should not give up on the War on Terror. We must stand up in the face of evil and ght it, no matter how long it takes or how complicated it may be. America will prevail. Brandon Todd lives in Howard Creek By ED MCATEER Contributing Writer How can you get what you want from life if you do not know what it is that you want? Over the past years, I have observed a problem within our society in it seems to be that a great many people feel lost, confused, and are without a sense of purpose. They have no direction in their lives and seem to be oating about aimlessly. Going from relationship to relationship, job to job, day to day, seeking happiness in material possessions, and always wanting more but doing less to achieve. In the United States, young people today, in general, are less likely to practice organized religion than older generations, and they are more probable to be skeptical about religious institutions. A recent study at a major university looked at 1,385 people aged 18 to 25 and found that more than half of those in the study said that they did not pray regularly before a meal. Two-thirds said that they never had discussed religion with friends, attended religious services, or read religious material. Twentyve percent of those studied did not identify themselves as religious practitioners. Unlike generations that have gone before them, they are much more pampered, nurtured and programmed with a slew of activities since they were toddlers, that make them both high-performance and high-maintenance. They seem to believe in their own self-worth and do not really care that much for others or what others think of them. This is a dramatic generational turn around. What is it they long for but cannot nd? They seem to give up to easy and embellish no kind of satisfaction for a life purpose. Everything must be now, without any conscience of having patience for tomorrow or what will come along down the road. Troubling to me is they seem to be okay with this attitude. If you (or someone you know) are unhappy with life could it be because you do not have a direction or sense of purpose in life? Is it because you wake up in the morning with no goal to work towards, idly hoping that fortune will send something good your way? You may very well have many dreams and desires, but without knowing exactly what you want, you are not going to be able to work towards it. While it may come as a surprise to you, it is, in fact, no wonder that you are not successful or making progress towards reaching those goals if you do not know what you want. Every single action you take and every bit of energy you spend should be contributing towards achieving your goals in life. Either your schoolwork, job, or business should be a medium towards achieving your goal, or it should be the goal itself. Working in a job that is a stepping-stone towards neither your goal nor your end-goal is a waste of your life. Do you realize that any relationship that causes stress, anger, or sadness is a relationship that is delaying you from reaching your goals and thus should be ended as quickly as possible? Even your diet and exercise schedule should contribute towards you reaching your goals. Eating junk food is bad for your system and will result in disease and lack of energy, thus it is holding you back, and it is a habit that should be abandoned. You may ask yourself what the point of having goals is. I mean, we are all going to die and nothing we do really matters, right? That is exactly why it does matter. You have one short life on this earth and there are no do-overs, so make this life count. The kind of goals I am referring to are things that you want from life. It does not have to be a material gain or even some sort of measurable achievement. A goal can be something as simple as living a life full of love and happiness with friends and family. A goal is something that makes your life worth living. I believe when you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always gotten. If you want something you have never had, then you have to do something you have never done. Do not worry about how far you still have to go, instead look at it as how far you have already gotten. Never give up on the brink of your miracle. Miracles happen every day. The past is history; the future is a mystery and right now is a gift, which is why they call it the present. You have no idea what tomorrow will bring, so be thankful for every single moment that you are alive. Be grateful for your family, friends, and the local veterans who fought to give you the freedom you experience. Be grateful for the food you eat, for the fact that you have a warm, dry place to sleep with a roof over your head. Millions of people do not. May you live all the days of your life. Soak up every single drop of life you can, because all you will ever have is this moment, right now. Ed McAteer lives in Port St. Joe America should maintain a presence in the Middle East The run ends but the road never does Prepare now for natural disasters JASON ALDERMAN else to go. I try to explain to her that we need to make dif cult decisions on the bugs and the deer, but shes 92 and Im not going to argue with her. Phyllis then went into about a 20 minute dissertation on deer having hooks on their heads (antlers). She wanted me to understand that deer werent born with those hooks on their heads. Of course, I made the mistake of asking her, Why not? She explained to me that the hooks/horns would tear the deer mommas stomachs up and they couldnt get out. It was fascinating, her logic was sound. I knew that deer werent born with antlers, but Phyllis just has a way with words. Later that evening, I decided to do a little Hook Research on deer antlers. There were a few things that I found very interesting. Most deer hunters probably know these things, but they are fascinating. Deer antlers are not horns like sheep, goats and cows have. Horns are typically not shed, antlers are. The annual antler cycle is controlled by the length of a day. The deers brain tells it how many periods of light and dark it has seen and the bucks produce testosterone and you have the antler cycle. Tests have shown with the light/ day periods are altered, bucks are unable to shed their antlers. One of the most interesting things I found about was the impact that an injury to the back leg of a buck has to subsequent antler development on the opposite site. In other words, the next time you see a deer with a normal antler/rack on the right and a twisted or stunted antler/ rack on the left, check its back right leg for injury. For some reason, after a buck has a serious injury to a hind limb, it will cause the opposite antler to be abnormal and stunted. The cause for this is unknown, perhaps I will ask Phyllis. It was noted that this stunting effect will persist even after the hind leg heals. I will continue to study Phyllis or Phyllisology while I can; I learn a lot of interesting things. You can nd more stories on Phyllis and other things that crank my tractor at www. CranksMyTractor.com. CRANKS from page A4

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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, Mar. 07 59 44 0 % Fri, Mar. 08 64 51 0 % Sat, Mar. 09 67 55 0 % Sun, Mar. 10 70 60 0 % Mon, Mar. 11 71 59 10 % T ues, Mar. 12 72 56 60 % Wed, Mar. 13 73 59 10 % 7 Th 628pm 1.3 343am -0.6 8 Fr 738pm 1.2 423am -0.4 9 Sa 847pm 1.1 452am -0.2 10 Su 1057pm 0.9 605am 0.0 11 Mo 1151am 0.4 553am 0.2 441pm 0.2 12 Tu 1218am 0.7 1129am 0.7 510am 0.4 618pm 0.1 13 We 1136am 0.9 737pm 0.0 14 Th 1157am 1.0 851pm 0.0 15 Fr 1227pm 1.1 1010pm -0.1 16 Sa 105pm 1.2 1138pm -0.1 17 Su 150pm 1.2 18 Mo 243pm 1.2 102am -0.1 19 Tu 343pm 1.2 208am -0.1 20 We 450pm 1.2 258am -0.2 6 We 1248pm 1.8 836pm 2.2 356am -0.3 247pm 1.6 7 Th 111pm 1.8 1012pm 2.1 502am -0.3 427pm 1.4 8 Fr 134pm 1.8 1138pm 2.1 555am -0.3 533pm 1.3 9 Sa 155pm 1.9 640am -0.2 625pm 1.0 10 Su 148am 2.2 312pm 1.9 818am 0.0 810pm 0.6 11 Mo 247am 2.2 328pm 1.9 850am 0.2 851pm 0.5 12 Tu 338am 2.1 342pm 2.1 917am 0.5 930pm 0.2 13 We 427am 2.1 359pm 2.1 940am 0.6 1008pm 0.2 14 Th 515am 1.9 419pm 2.2 1000am 1.0 1046pm 0.0 15 Fr 605am 1.9 443pm 2.2 1023am 1.1 1126pm 0.0 16 Sa 659am 1.8 513pm 2.4 1049am 1.3 17 Su 801am 1.8 550pm 2.2 1213am 0.0 1122am 1.4 18 Mo 915am 1.8 634pm 2.2 113am 0.2 1208pm 1.4 19 Tu 1037am 1.8 730pm 2.1 227am 0.2 121pm 1.6 20 We YOUR SPRING BREAK HEADQUARTER S ! LIVE BAIT FISHING S UPP L IES BEACH S UPP L IES Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) Monday Sunday: 7:00 AM 6:00 PM EST Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, March 7, 2013 OUTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater: Inshore: Flounder continue to be moving back closer to shore this week. Good reports from the Mexico beach canal, pier, and under the George Tapper bridge in St. Joe are still coming in. Trout and red fish will be on the run from all the freshwater coming down stream this week and holding in deeper holes and ledges in the bay. As the flood waters start to drain this week, most area streams and lakes are still full to the brim. Trot lines and bush hooks are a great way to take advantage of the catfish in the swift water. By F RANK SARGEANT franksargeant@charter.net Early spring is sort of the of cial kickoff of what might be called Trap Time in Floridas Panhandle, the time when lipless crankbaits become the go-to lure for most guides, pros and expert anglers anywhere spring comes a month early. The trigger is the budding growth of hydrilla and other underwater weeds on many lakes. In summer the plants often grow in vast, solid mats all the way to the surface, making it impossible to sh with anything but a weedless-rig soft plastic slow and tedious. But winter causes these big mats to die back, and the dead vegetation then washes away with wind and waves. They never disappear in Florida lakes, but theyre considerably reduced. Though the weeds are decimated, the bass they harbored never go far away, and as soon as the rst new shoots start out of the bottom in late winter and early spring, the sh are back in these locations. But now, the ideal lure for rapidly nding and catching the sh is a fast-moving lipless crankbait. Its quick, its easy and its fun. Lipless crankbaits basically are slabs of hard plastic, apparently originated by Bill Lewis in the 1960s and the name of his invention, the Rat-L-Trap, has become almost generic for this type of lure though there now are dozens of imitations. (Lewis reportedly named the lure for the clattery old station wagon he used to drive the roads of the South delivering his lures to tackle dealers.) When the lure is cranked steadily, the attened head causes it to vibrate rapidly. And rattles inside the lure set up a racket that actually can be heard above the surface as well as below. Fish apparently are attracted by both the sight and sound; the lures have caught millions of bass over the past 40 years. Rat-L-Traps are available in seven sizes from 1/8 ounce to 3.5 ounces the to ounce versions are preferred for bass shing. Chrome colors always are good choices, but many anglers also do well with lures nished in various shades of red at some lakes, for whatever reason. (Wes Higgins, company president, tells me a new color, Cali-Craw might be the secret weapon this spring its got the favored reddish hues laid over a chrome base, giving both ash and that attractive wounded craw sh coloration.) No-brainers The great thing about lipless crankers is that they are truly nobrainer lures; throw them out on points and creek bends, reel them back fast enough to feel the vibration and youll catch sh, especially if shed around shad schools or breaking bass. (If you need to get deeper, choose the larger, heavier models the retrieve speed can be maintained while the lure stays deep because of the extra weight.) The compact shape and high density make it possible to throw them great distances, reaching way out to schoolers you see at the surface. But there are ways to make them even more effective. One is ripping the lure, allowing it to sink just enough to tick the sprouting weeds, then snatching it forward hard enough to shake the weeds from the hooks each time you feel a snag, then letting it fall again. The dart and ash of the lures often triggers strikes from sh that could pass up a steady retrieve, with the strikes typically coming on the fall or just after you start cranking again. Bumping stumps, rocks and logs is similarly effective. Crank until you hit something, hesitate just a second, then crank some more, often the strike comes just after the movement starts again. And because of the shape of the lures, they are good for skipping under low-hanging docks. The lower and wider the dock the better, and the farther underneath you can scoot them, the more often youll get bit. Most anglers use a 6:1 or faster reel to work trap-style baits; slower ratios make it too tough to keep up the speed that works best. Mono or uoro lines testing 15 to 20 pounds are favored. They give a bit of stretch on the ght, and for these easily-tossed lures, that can help in getting sh to the boat. Braid, which works great in some applications, is not what you want for lipless crankbaits, it pulls the hooks frequently. Rods with fairly soft tips are favored for the same reason, fast rods tend to pull the hooks on these lures too often. TRAP TIME Star Staff Report March is Archaeology Month. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park teams up with the Florida Public Archaeology Network each March to present a program to educate the public. This year the park has also teamed with the St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve. Christopher Hunt, a University of South Florida graduate research assistant, will present an archaeology lecture, A Forgotten Community: Archaeological Documentation of Old St. Joe from 6-7 p.m. ET, Friday, March 29, at the St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Center, located at 3915 State 30-A in Port St. Joe. The following day, Saturday, March 30, will be Archaeology Day, with two events scheduled. The rst is 10 a.m. until noon ET, at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, 8899 Cape San Blas Road in Port St. Joe. The second is 2-4 p.m. ET, at the Constitution Convention Museum State Park, 200 Allen Memorial Way in Port St. Joe. At both of these events folks can have artifacts identi ed, learn about archaeology in your area, pick up information and learn about upcoming events. These events are free and open to the public. For more information call 595-0050, ext. 103. By RICHARD HANTZ Contributing Writer There is a point when the condition, finish on your boat cannot be restored by polishing and waxing. In fact, applying wax to a dried out gelcoat finish will look worse than when you started. If your boat lacks luster, that is no reflection or shine, the finish has dried out and the top layer of gelcoat must be removed through the sanding process. Caution: you can go too far and do more harm than good. Step one: Wash your boat with detergent soap, using a Scotch-brite pad, available at an auto supply store. We suggest you place the pad in a bucket of water and allow to soak overnight before using. Step two: Begin wet sanding, using a spray bottle with water and a few drops of dish washing detergent thoroughly moisten an area about two to three feet in diameter. Using a 600 grit, wet/dry sandpaper, begin sanding in a back and forth direction applying light pressure. Continue sanding area until you feel a uniform lack of resistance. Move on, one section at a time, overlapping areas, until you have sanded the entire boat. Step three: Repeat sanding process, this time using a 1,200 grit wet/dry paper. Step four: Compound buf ng, using 3M superduty compound, which is liquid sandpaper, and a seven inch polisher/ sander, begin buf ng and watch the luster and shine reappear. Step ve: Polish and wax. Note: We use 8 x 11 sheets of sandpaper, cut in half and wrap around a sponge to make it easier to grasp. Polisher/sander: There are many brands available. The less expensive are less powerful and require more effort to restore the shine. Be prepared to spend $150-$200 for a quality polisher and use a cotton/muslin buf ng pad instead of foam. Boats need love, too! Restoring the luster and the shine to dried out gelcoats Archaeology Month events Fast moving, lipless crankbaits

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Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School track team competed in the 13th Annual Chiles Invitational Track Meet in Tallahassee over the past weekend. The meet was Port St. Joes rst of the season and they competed against nine other schools, the Tiger Sharks the lone Class 1A school. The Port St. Joe girls nished sixth. Nicole Enders won the pole vault, with Celeste Chiles third and Celeste Thursbay fourth. Dantasia Welch nished second in the triple jump and, along with teammates Maliyah McNair, Synolia Fennell, and Jamrion Larry, nished fth in the 4 by 100 relay. Maya Robbins was third in the 100 and 200 meters. McNair was sixth in the 300 meter hurdles and the Port St. Joe team of Damari Cutler, Destiny Gadson, Zykeriah Pittman, and Ziya Fedd was fourth in the 4 by 400 relay. The Sprint Medley team of Cutler, Pittman, Gadson, and Geona Koce nished fourth and Michell Pryor placed fourth in the shot put and fth in the discus. Westover High (GA) won the meet, with Tallahasse Leon second, Gainesville High third, the host school fourth and Tallahassee Lincoln fth. Port St. Joe beat Thomas County (GA) Central, Marianna, Community Christian, and Brooks County (GA). The Port St. Joe boys nished eighth. NNamdi Davis scored all the Tiger Shark points, winning the triple jump and 200 meters, placing third in the long jump and fourth in the 100 meters. The Port St. Joe teams will compete in the Ram Relays at Rutherford High School this Saturday. Star Staff Report Defensive miscues proved Port St. Joes undoing as the Tiger Shark baseball team fell to county rival Wewahitchka last Friday 6-3 in Wewahitchka. Austin Clayton started and went the distance, allowing just two earned runs and 10 hits while striking out seven and walking one. Austin pitched well enough for us to win, said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon. But when you commit six errors its tough to win a close game. Rashard Ranie started and went four innings for the Gators. He allowed five hits, one earned run and struck out one. Jay Shiver came on in relief and pitched three innings, allowing no earned runs and while striking out four and earning the win. Tyler Worley paced the Tiger Shark offense, going 2 for 4, while Will Ramsey was 2 for 3. Bryan Harris was 2 for 3 for Wewahitchka and scored a run and Ranie was 2 for 4 with a triple, double, run-scored and two runs batted in. The day before the two county rivals played, Franklin County one-hit Wewahitchka during a 13-0 win. Port St. Joe is 2-3 and headed into a stretch of three district games this week. They were at West Gadsden on Tuesday, play at Blountstown at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight in a makeup game and host Blountstown at 7 p.m. ET on Friday. The junior varsity plays Blountstown at 5 p.m. ET on Friday. Wewahitchka was at Franklin County on Tuesday. During next weeks Spring Break, Port St. Joe will be at Altha on Monday and host a pair of Mississippi high schools on Tuesday and Thursday, with junior varsity playing at 5 p.m. ET each day followed by the varsity at 7 p.m. ET. Star Staff Report Graceville held off host Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School in 12 innings on the softball diamond last Thursday in a game during which the Lady Gators pounded out 15 hits. Naomi Parker started for the Lady Gators and faced 45 batters in the 9-5 loss, striking out seven and walking two. She was the losing pitcher for not for lack of effort. Ashleigh Price pitched the nal innings, walking one of the four batters she faced. Parker was 4 for 6 at the plate and Jessica Smith was also 4 for 6 to lead the Lady Gator attack. Price had two hits and a run-scoring sacri ce y. Kristen Stephens and Brianna Bailey also had two hits in ve at-bats with run-scoring sacri ce ies. The Lady Gators are at home to Vernon tonight and play at Blountstown on Friday. On Monday, Wewahitchka lost 4-3 in seven innings at Cottondale, the hosts scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh after the Lady Gators took a 3-1 lead in the top half. Price as 3 for 3 with a triple, Bailey and Cecily Hale had run-scoring singles, Sam Hoover had a hit and Jessica Smith a hit and RBI. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team won two of three district games last week as the Lady Tiger Sharks improved to 3-2. The week started with a visit from Blountstown. Behind a hitting barrage and the pitching of Stephanie Brinkmeier and MaKayla Ramsey Port St. Joe won 11-1 in a game ended after ve innings based on the mercy rule. Brinkmeier started and went four innings and Ramsey pitched the nal inning. Christian Laine had three hits and Addison Rice, Haley Wood and Shannon Pridgeon each had two hits. The Lady Tiger Sharks hosted South Walton on Friday and won 7-6 in nine innings. Ramsey went the distance on the mound, allowing 11 hits while striking out six and walking two. Brittany King was 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles to lead the Port St. Joe offense. Wood, Pridgeon and Ramsey each had two hits. The week ended on a sour note Saturday and a trip to Liberty County. The Lady Bulldogs won 13-2. Savannah Miles, a freshman, made her pitching debut for Port St. Joe. Miles, Wood and Brinkmeier each had a hit for the Lady Tiger Sharks. Port St. Joe is at Bozeman tonight in another district matchup and the junior varsity hosts North Bay Haven at 6 p.m. ET on Friday. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team won two of three district games last week as the Lady Tiger Sharks improved to 3-2. The week started with a visit from Blountstown. Behind a hitting barrage and the pitching of Stephanie Brinkmeier and MaKayla Ramsey Port St. Joe won 11-1 in a game ended after ve innings based on the mercy rule. Brinkmeier started and went four innings and Ramsey pitched the nal inning. Christian Laine had three hits and Addison Rice, Haley Wood and Shannon Pridgeon each had two hits. The Lady Tiger Sharks hosted South Walton on Friday and won 7-6 in nine innings. Ramsey went the distance on the mound, allowing 11 hits while striking out six and walking two. Brittany King was 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles to lead the Port St. Joe offense. Wood, Pridgeon and Ramsey each had two hits. The week ended on a sour note Saturday and a trip to Liberty County. The Lady Bulldogs won 13-2. Savannah Miles, a freshman, made her pitching debut for Port St. Joe. Miles, Wood and Brinkmeier each had a hit for the Lady Tiger Sharks. Port St. Joe is at Bozeman tonight in another district matchup and the junior varsity hosts North Bay Haven at 6 p.m. ET on PSJ softball wins two of three PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com Thursday, March 7, 2013 A Page 7 Section SPECIAL TO THE STAR | Steve Whelton Shannon Pridgeon had four hits in three games last week for Port St. Joe. Wewahitchka downs Tiger Sharks BALL PLAY SPECIAL TO THE STAR Celeste Chiles, a seventh-grader, took third in the pole vault. Port St. Joe competes at Chiles Invitational Lady Gators lose two close ones

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Local A8 | The Star Thursday, March 7, 2013 They see that we have a great deal of local talent and intend to use that talent as much as possible, Alsobrook said. On another aspect of the relocation of the lighthouse, Preble Ris Engineers, which has offered to serve as project manager free of charge, will provide a full scope of work to commissioners at their next meeting, said Clay Smallwood, III. Smallwood said the company undertook considerable research to put together a proper scope of work to bring to commissioners and the work had not yet been completed. Pipe replacement The rst phase to replace some 20 miles of aging water pipe should be fully completed in the next two weeks, Smallwood said. The pipe, eight miles in the initial phase, is in the ground and patching of roadways should be completed this week with preparation for grassing next week. The city is examining right now materials for a section of Marvin Avenue to be replaced by Public Works staff is being bid ways to reduce the cost of subsequent phases of the project by performing the work in-house. The Marvin Avenue section is a test project to examine whether the city could perform major portions of phase two work in-house to save signi cant money in contracting costs. Meanwhile, Public Works director John Grantland said the years rst round of uni-directional ushing was moving to St. Joe Beach and onto Overstreet, which would complete the cycle. City staff will move back into the city proper to begin the next round later this year. An eight-month water study aimed at pinpointing the cause of water discoloration plaguing the city the past few years is nearing the rst major milestone, Smallwood said, the creation of a gap analysis identifying areas for collecting samples. Despite that, district ofcials argued in the run-up to Tuesdays election, the district remains a highperforming and honor roll district, with one of the highest graduation rates in the state, among the lowest dropout rates and an exploding number of high school students in college dual-enrolled courses. We turn out some pretty good kids, said School Board member Billy Quinn, Jr. Norton and the School Board had warned that should the levy not pass it would have a dramatic impact on staf ng, with the cuts equal to 20 percent of the workforce, academic offerings and extracurricular activities. This is about those little ones, said board member Linda Wood. The board also agreed to promises made four years ago to continue to maintain the lowest LCI millage in the state LCI, the only component of funding over which the board has say, is for bricks and mortars and can not be used for operating expenses among other cost-cutting measures. It remains unclear where and how the district will meet the currently projected budget shortfall of $500,000. 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In a town hall meeting at the Washington Washington Improvement Group building last week, Gail Alsobrook, executive director of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency reported that the city was awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant for $200,000 to complete the project. In addition to replacing the sidewalks and adding additional parking spaces, storm water drain improvements would also be added to avoid future ooding on the road. The green technology planned to help make the storm drains work more ef ciently will require little maintenance after installation. This project is important to the economic development of a local commercial corridor, said Alsobrook. Clay Smallwood with Preble Rish Engineers showed plans for the new sidewalks to those in attendance. In addition to more parking, curbs will be made handicap accessible and crosswalk lines will be painted. A project two years in the making, Smallwood said he expects to have the nal designs by April. Some water lines in the area will also be replaced during the project. Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson asked everyone for patience during the replacement of sidewalks. You have to break some eggs to make an omelet, he said.. We have to make a mess before it gets better. PSJRA workshop on sidewalk project Clay Smallwood shows plans for the North Port St. Joe sidewalk project. WES LOCHER | The Star getting funding, and developing effective marketing plans. This applies both to companies within Gulf County and those looking to begin operations within the community. Everything you need structurally, we help build, said Quen Lamb, who joined the SBDC in November 2011 and covers ve counties including Gulf. Lamb works with the local Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Councils to nd the best opportunities for businesses and assists in the planning of local workshops. The seminars and workshops are available for those who simply seek start-up advice and the SBDCs af liation with Gulf Coast State College has proven invaluable, giving locals the ability to learn from presenters who have real world experience to share. In addition to start-up documents and government contracts it also teaches specialty courses as needed, including QuickBooks basics and the business of import/export. Workshop schedules are posted both in the Gulf Coast State College schedule and online. Our teachers have a wealth of business background, said Lamb who has an extensive background in the medical business including ownership, management, marketing and sales. Were here to counsel, advise and assist. In addition to his work with the SBDC, Lamb has established an of ce for the Veterans Business Outreach Center program in Port St. Joe which provides additional services speci cally for military veterans. Lamb welcomes the added responsibilities, making note that he simply wants to assist new business owners to ful ll dreams of being in business for themselves. It never hurts to get free advice, said Deeson. Local people need to take advantage of it. Businesses interested in nding out how the SBDC can help them start or grow their companies can go online and ll out an application. A representative will call within 48 hours to schedule an appointment. BUSINESS from page A1 LEVY from page A1 DOCUMENTARY from page A1

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, March 7, 2013 B Page 1 Section Centennial TRIVIA Question: By an act of the Florida State Legislature the new town was named Port St. Joe in order to distinguish it from the Old City of St. Joseph. When did this occur? Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com They will be telling tales this weekend at the Gulf Franklin campus of Gulf Coast State College. The second annual Shells & Tales event brings the magic of storytelling March 8-9. The event gets under way 4 p.m. ET Friday when Panama City humorist Pat Nease and Tallahassees Robyn A. Rennick will host a workshop Friday to cover storytelling basics. The course in public speaking is meant to remind attendees that everyone has a story to tell and provide the basic skills to help take theirs to the next level. On Saturday a 6 p.m. ET cheeseand-wine event will be held to feature local storytellers and live music. Neases journey to become what she refers to as a professional liar started in her youth when she told silly stories to her younger brother. From there Nease went onto teaching and found stories to be an amazing way to develop comprehension in the classroom. She cleverly used her method of storytelling to teach her students the state capitals. Using stories, children held onto the information I taught, Nease said. Outside of Florida, theres been a large interest in storytelling events, some drawing attendance of more than 10,000 people, Nease said. Nease is on a mission to bring that same passion to Northwest Florida. The hunger is there for stories. The audience is growing, she said. Shes not wrong. In fact, last years Shells & Tales was standing-room-only by the time it was over. Coastal Community Association Treasurer Brooks Jones, who was instrumental in the organization of this years Shells & Tales, said the event is unique. Its something that makes this area special, he said. Proceeds from the event bene t the CCA, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com From red paper clips to the tears of Dana Boyer, the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce held its 77th annual dinner last week. The red paper clips came from the keynote speaker and Boyers tears streamed after she was named the chambers Volunteer of the Year as the Chamber celebrated a year of change and progress. I am so honored, Boyer said after being named the Volunteer of the Year and walking a gauntlet of hugs to the Centennial Building stage. To be recognized by your fellow businesses, that is a real honor. I would not be able to do anything without them. Also, I would not be able to do anything without (husband) George Boyer. This is just such an honor for us. Boyer was recognized, specifically, for her work on two events. When Fourth of July fireworks were threatened with cancellation because of money, Boyer undertook a private sector fundraising campaign that secured more than $6,000 for the celebratory fireworks show. In the fall, Boyer was crucial in realizing the continuation of Ghosts on the Coast for Halloween, including a candy drive. Boyers award was the last on a night during which about 200 attendees feasted on food from Sunset Coastal Grille, enjoyed their favorite beverage and saluted a year of forward progress. Board president Guerry Magidson along with board members Dave Ashbrook, Steve Newman and Johanna White will leave the board. Magidson noted that the Chamber had added members, expanded its reach more fully to Wewahitchka and by years end had become a free-standing Chamber with economic development under a new organization. Star Staff Report Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will celebrate the third anniversary of the hospitals opening on March 15. A public open house will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. The event will include: Health screenings will be provided by the Mission in Motion bus; Northwest Florida Blood Services will be holding a blood drive; Hospital and Womens Center tours from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. ET; A Heritage Room display for the history of The Daughters of Charity; Bone density heel scan screening; Blood drive with Northwest Florida Blood Services, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET; Birthday cake to celebrate the anniversary. March 15 also is the celebration of St. Louise de Marillac, one of the founders of the Daughters of Charity. A service celebrating the feast day of St. Louise de Marillac will be held at 10 a.m. ET in the hospital chapel. The Daughters of Charity are the founders of the Sacred Heart Hospital System. All are welcome to attend. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf opened in Port St. Joe in 2010 to serve residents of Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties. The 19-bed facility features 24-hour emergency services, inpatient services, surgical services, a full complement of diagnostic and laboratory services, and a helipad to be used by Sacred Hearts regional air ambulance service to provide rapid transport for trauma or critically ill patients. The hospital is operated by Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola and a part of Ascension Health, the nations largest system of Catholic, not-forprofit healthcare facilities. For more information about Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, visit online at www.sacredheartonthegulf.org, find us on Facebook or call 229-5600. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The numbers continue to come up for the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes. And that means the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library are the winners. The Reid Avenue Bunco Babes handed over a check for $1,426 last week to the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library, bringing the total raised by the Babes and their Bunco in less than three years to $9,055. This Bunco group is such a community-minded organization, said Cathy Colbert, president of the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library. These ladies have been great to Second annual Shells & Tales this weekend WES LOCHER| The Star Fourth-graders at Port St. Joe Elementary School recently competed to be part of this years Shells and Tails. Sacred Heart on the Gulf celebrates 3rd anniversary Bunco Babes cash in for library The Reid Avenue Bunco Babes have donated about $10,000 to the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library in less than three years. TIM CROFT | The Star See BUNCO B5 Chamber celebrates 77 YEARS TIM CROFT | The Star County Judge Tim McFarland swears in new Chamber of cers Dwight Van Lierop, Barbara Radcliff, Trish Petrie and Zach Childs. New of cers sworn in, Dana Boyer is Volunteer of Year See CHAMBER B5

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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 OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society JOY! Meet Joy, a Boxer/Hound mix. Joy walks well on her leash and is very attentive. She knows the command of sit and will roll over for belly rubs. Joy gets along well with other like-minded dogs but does not care for the attention of cats. This girl would make a great dog for an active family. 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 Real Estate Picks Our local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast SELL YOUR LI S TING S HERE! Only $35 per week per listing Minimum 2 ads per week or 1 ad for 2 weeks Contact Joel or Kari for details: (850)814-7377 or (850)227-7847 SOLD MLS 248360 $99,000 Beach Rex Anderson Society/School News B2 | The Star Thursday, March 7, 2013 DAZZLING DOLPHINS Front row: Alejandro Fonseca, Carson Hendricks, Karli Moore Back row: Erica Ramsey, Katie Dykes, Jaliyah Martinez, Caitlin White THE LIONS TALE Special to The Star Faith Christian Middle School students participated in the seventh annual Learning Fair. This fair allows participants to choose from subjects such as literature, Bible, history, and science. Weeks of research are gathered, and the nal product includes an in-depth written report, a backboard and handmade model to help demonstrate the students ndings, and a verbal presentation to three esteemed judges. The winner from the fourththrough the eighth-grade category was Catherine Bouington with her study of the history of Mount St. Helens. All of the students did a great job! Thank you to Tommy Pitts, Mike Patrick and Hiram Nix for judging. Reminder: Faith Christian School is now taking enrollment applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Call 850-229-6707 to reserve your star students place now. The Lions Tale Special to The Star NJROTC News 60 cadets and guests attended this years Military Ball on March 1 at the Tyndall Air Force Base Heritage Club. Travelling in long yellow stretch limos, the cadets and guests were treated to tradition, ceremony and a wonderful time. The highlight of the evening was the Commanders Waltz where all cadets, having learned to waltz in class, tripped the light fantastic. The Drill Competition scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 at FAMU was cancelled because of rain. The NJROTC is planning trip to the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center for an orientation visit, FAMU for a college campus visit and Gulf High School in New Port Richey for an Athletic Competition. SHARK BITES Any parent or guardian interested in receiving Shark Bites our weekly schedule of events, please email LCDR Marty Jarosz at mjarosz@gulf.k12. fl.us and we will put you on the list. Black History Celebration Thank you to Mr. Damien Byrd for his wonderful perspective at this years Black History Month celebration held on Feb. 28. A special thanks to all the students who made this event so memorable and to Mrs. Rachel Crews whose labor of love made it all possible. Football Spring football begins May 1. All interested students need to have a completed or updated sports physical to be eligible to practice. See Coach Gannon for more details. Physical forms may be picked up in the Main Office. Spring Break Port St Joe Junior Senior High Schools Spring Break will be March 11 15. Parents are asked to check with individual coaches for their practice/game schedule during that period. Classes will resume on Monday, March 18. Shark TALK Child Find Pre-K screening Star Staff Report Gulf County Schools and FDLRS/PAEC will co-sponsor a free Child Find Pre-K Screening on Tuesday, March 19 in Wewahitchka and Thursday, March 21 in Port St. Joe. Each child will be screened in the areas of: learning, speech, social, vision and hearing for the purpose of identifying children with disabilities. Children ages 3-4 that are suspected to have a disability and are not enrolled in Headstart or public school are eligible to participate. Parent or guardians must call 866-277-6616 to schedule an appointment. Star Staff report The Area Agency on Aging for North Florida from Tallahassee will be at the Port St. Joe Senior Center from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 12. Representatives will be on hand to assist with Medicare health insurance information and Medicare questions and to give information on Emergency Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program. Audibel will be doing free hearing screenings and there will be free amplied telephone distribution for people hard of hearing. The public is invited to attend. Please call Debbie at 229-8466 for additional information. Star Staff Report Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf continues the yoga programs with new dates through May. Classes will be available in Port St Joe and Wewahitchka, at no charge The Port St. Joe classes will be offered beginning March 7 in Sacred Heart Hospitals Conference Room at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. ET. The classes will last approximately an hour. The early class will be chair yoga, a gentle form of yoga that uses chairs for poses and support. The 6:45 p.m. class will be traditional practice. Class dates are Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, April (no class on April 4) 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23. The Wewahitchka classes are at the Wewahitchka Senior Citizen Center thanks to the Gulf County Senior Center program. Classes are on Monday evenings and are ongoing through May 20 (with the exception of March 11). For more information or to register for this free program, call 229-5603. Senior service day at PSJ Senior Center Sacred Heart offers yoga program Star Staff Report The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 10069 in Highland View will be serving up its annual corned beef and cabbage dinner, including carrots, onions, break and scrumptious desserts prepared by the Ladies Auxility at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 16. The evenings festivities include Karaoke by Wanda, a special St. Pattys Day Basket raffled and other surprises. Donation for dinner is $10. Remember, the dinner service begins at 6 p.m. and will continue until the food is gone. Take-outs will be available. All proceeds of the entire event will be donated to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Wear your green and join the Ladies Auxiliary for this worthwhile cause. VFW to host St. Pattys Day Dinner to bene t Relay for Life

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Forgotten patriots who supported the American struggle for independence By Catherine Marie Bouington Fifth grade Faith Christian School Margaret Cochran Corbin Margaret was born Nov. 12, 1751 in Pennsylvania. Five years later, a terrible Indian raid killed her Scottish-Irish father Robert Cochran, and captured her mother Sarah. Fortunately, Margaret and her brother were visiting their uncle at the time of the raid. Her uncle adopted and raised them. At the age of 21, Margaret married John Corbin, but they never had children. John decided to go to war to help the United States, so he enlisted under Captain Thomas Proctor. His troop was the Pennsylvania Artillery Continental Line. Margaret followed and therefore was given the name, camp follower. She and other wives cooked, did laundry, and nursed wounded soldiers. When she went to help her husband in the battleeld, she had good aim with the cannons; she cleaned, loaded and red them. Because of this, she got the attention of Cochrans company. Later, John died because of a gunshot by the Hessian troops. Margaret was also shot in the war. She received rst aid, but she did not fully recover and she could not use her left arm for the rest of her life. Eventually the British captured the fort, and they allowed the wounded soldiers to go free. The Hessian doctors examined the wounded and found that Margaret was the only woman there. It is surprising that she did not bleed to death or die of gangrene, because her wounds were so severe. Margaret was known as a rough and tough woman. She drank too much and hung around with male soldiers. The Philadelphia Society of Women wanted to make a monument in her honor, but when they met her they found she was drunk and impoverished, so they cancelled the memorial to the rst heroine of the Battle of New York. In 1779, she became the rst woman to receive a military pension from the United States. She received thirty dollars a month from the state of Pennsylvania. The state also sent someone to help her take care of herself since she was a wounded soldier in the Revolutionary War. On July 6, 1782, she remarried a fellow injured soldier in spite of her conditions. He was more of a burden than a relief to Margaret. But he died a year later. Margaret also died in 1880, just before her ftieth birthday. She was only one of two Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Old Cadets Cemetery. Margaret Corbin was forgotten for about 150 years, but her actions should be remembered. She showed the world not to be afraid to ght for freedom, and she set a good example to stand up for what you believe is right. It is important to remember this heroines bravery and patriotism and also to follow her footsteps. How did the faith and courage of Christopher Columbus give to mankind a new world? By Amy Rachelyn Butler 11th grade Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Flashback to Aug. 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus and his crewmen left Spain aboard the Santa Maria, along with the Pinta and Nina at the sides. He wanted to nd a westward route to Asia, instead he found America. By nding America, he set in motion a widespread transfer of people, plants, animals, diseases and cultures, known as the Columbian Exchange. Christopher Columbus courage and faith had everything to do with him nding America, which is what most people do not realize about Christopher Columbus and his voyages. To begin with, Christopher Columbus lived in a religious age. He was Catholic, and well-known for the passion he had for his faith. He was engaged in all aspects of the Catholic faith; masses, penances, pilgrimages, retreats and the reading of the Bible. His son Ferdinand said, He was so strict in matters of religion that for fasting and saying prayers he might have been taken for a member of a religious order. When he went on a voyage, he and his crew prayed together daily and would close every day singing the Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen). The reason he named his ship the Santa Maria is because it means Holy Mary. The most important part of their journeys was not to get a source of income to reconstruct their deprived country, but to spread the Catholic faith to Asia and any lands they encountered on the way there. Moreover, Columbus was not insensitive to the riches that could be gained with direct trade with Asia, but it was the aspiration to broaden the Catholic faith to the new world that he desired. In other words, he wanted to share the Gospel with those who had never heard of Christ. In his writings, it explains that his ultimate goal was to spread Christianity throughout Asia. He had very little respect for the religions of the natives of other islands. He wanted them to be Catholic; he wanted the world to be Catholic and he would start with his rst voyage to the new world. After thirty-six days of sailing upon the Santa Maria, Columbus and his crewmen set food on the present day Bahamas, and claimed it for Spain. In his eyes, there was nothing wrong with establishing colonies and bringing natives under the rule of the European power. With our views today, this is wrong in dozens of different ways and would not be allowed. The view of the fteen hundreds is very far-fetched from what we believe today, so what Columbus was doing was not unusual for his time period. Furthermore, what is faith if there is no courage to back it up? Christopher Columbus had the type of courage that should be honored; he was dedicated and passionate when it came to his faith and his country. He was rejected many times for a threeship voyage of discovery, which would stop most people from pursuing their idea, but his courage and determination allowed him to continue to ask and wait for an acceptance. When the Spanish army captured the last Muslim stronghold in their war with the Muslims in January of 1492, the monarchs approved and nanced his mission to set sail for a westward route to Asia. Numerous critics told him that he had misjudged the size of the earth and he could not reach Asia westward because of the immense distance. Many were apathetic with Columbus and his voyages and tried to persuade him against going on any additional voyages. He ignored what people had to say and continued to believe in himself and his ideas. Although the critics were right about him underestimating the size of the earth, because of the belief he had in himself, he found America, and many other islands. But, he thought he had reached Asia and reported back to the royal court with the news. Without realizing it, Columbus started what is called the Columbian Exchange. America may not have ever become as diverse as it currently is and we have Christopher Columbus to thank for this. In conclusion, if it was not for Christopher Columbus faith and courage, America would not be what it is today. Today, America is diverse and extraordinary; Christopher Columbus is a huge contributor to what America came out to be. When he set sail in 1492, he was going out into a vast unknown. He had no idea what kind of obstacles he would face on his journey, he had no idea what was out in the ocean, regardless, he went and discovered the new world. His devotion to his faith led him to nding America and his bravery inspired the exploration era, which led to several more discoveries. He sends out a clear message, to believe in yourself and your faith; with those beliefs anything is possible. Forgotten patriots who supported American struggle for independence By Jimmy Kirk Cummings Eighth grade Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School The journey to American Independence involved hardships and struggles. These struggles were shared by every American citizen, both free and slave. Many of our nations greatest heroes went without the recognition and appreciation they deserved, one particular group was African Americans. African Americans like Salem Poor, provided military, patriotic and public services in support of the American Revolution. It was a hard time for African Americans. Most of them were slaves and the few that were free did not have the same rights as the white men did. They were not able to vote, there were fewer jobs available for them, and they were treated unjustly. During the revolutionary war, loyalist slave owners would give their slaves to the British to ght with them, and American colonist slave owners would send their slaves to ght for the colonial army. They did not have the ability to choose who they were going to ght for. Despite all of this, the African Americans played a huge role in the ght for our independence. Salem Poor was one of the unsung African American heroes of the American Revolution. Although Poor was born a slave, he was able to buy his freedom in 1769 for 27 pounds. He later married a free black woman named Nancy and together they had a son. Despite cultural oppressions, Poor was able to ght for his country and help win her independence from England. As a free man, he enlisted in the Massachusetts militia and when the revolutionary war broke out, Poor fought alongside his fellow Americans in Boston, Massachusetts. Then on June 17, 1775, Poor, who at the time was about twenty-eight, fought in the battle of Bunker Hill. In this battle, Poor is credited with killing the British Lieutenant Colonel James Abercrombie. The death of their military leader lowered the morale of the remaining British soldiers and they were easily defeated. Salem Poor can be credited with this victory over the British, because of his bravery and skill led to the death of one of their leaders and ultimately the defeat of the British troops at Bunker Hill. That same month, General George Washington issued an order that black soldiers could no longer serve in the military, however, the ones that were already ghting were allowed to nish their tour of duty. Washington later reversed this order towards the end of 1775. Poor took this opportunity to re-enlist. He then fought in the battle of White Plains in New York. In 1776, Poor spent his winter with Washingtons forces in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. On December 5, 1775, fourteen Massachusetts army ofcers signed a petition stating that Poor behaved like an experienced ofcer, as well as a brave and gallant soldier. They suggested that Poor should be given the honor of military recognition, but there is no record that he ever received a citation for his bravery or his service to the United States of America. By the end of the war about seven thousand African Americans had served on the American side during the revolution. These men and the other groups of minorities that gave their support during the war are the reason we have this free country, the one we call home, and yet they are remembered by none. Is this the way we should treat them? No! The unsung heroes and forgotten patriots of the war deserve to be honored. Their bravery and military, patriotic and public services are the reason we are not ruled by a power-hungry tyrant today. Instead, we are a country of our own; a country governed by the people for the people. Tom Brokaw has said that, Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away. As a nation we should not be content to just let our nations heroes slip away. We need to recognize them for their sacrices and thank them for our freedom. We can show our gratitude to them by never forgetting who they are and what they have done and by making sure that future generations know them by name and honor them as the heroes they are. 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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 2089829 School News The Star| B3 Thursday, March 7, 2013 DAUGHTERS OF THE REVOLUTION ESSA YST IM CRO F T | The Star From left, Jimmy Cummings, with parents Jim and Courtney Cummings, Amy Butler and mother Kathie Butler and Catherine Bouington and her mother, Angela. Cummings, Butler and Bouington were winners in the annual DAR essay contest.

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Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. The Rev. Lou Little, Priest Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your home First Church of the Nazarene 2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith Church HOME OF T H E POWER H OUSE YOUT H M INISTRIES Pastors Andrew & Cathy R utherford W elcome you to worship with us: S unday 10:30am S unday N ight Prayer 6pm W ednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323 R eid Ave ~ Downtown Port S t. Joe, F L ~ 850-229-5433 TOUCHING LIVES WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS 6pm Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET Dr. Geoffrey Lentz Pastor First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor Sunday Sunday School ............. 9:00 am Worship Service ............ 10:30 am Youth Groups ............... 5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Wednesday Dinner.5:00 6:00 pm AWANA.6:00 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry6:15 7:30 pm Prayer/Bible Study.6:30 7:30 pm Read the Bible for Life Class6:15 7:30 pm Nursery..6:00 7:30 pm SUNDAY : WOR S HIP AT SUN S ET P ARK 8 AM (CS T ) 10:30 AM (CS T ) ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BI B LE CLA SS 9:30 AM (CS T ) M ONDAY : L IFE T REE CAF 7 PM (CS T ) TUE S DAY : MEN S BI B LE STUDY 6:30 PM (CS T ) 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 Chris Purswell Knowles, 19, passed away March 1, 2013. Chris was born May 2, 1993 to Shannon Knowles and Mike Purswell and graduated from Jackson County High School in 2011. Chris was a bighearted, loving child, always laughing or trying to make someone laugh. He loved to sing. He is survived by his mom, Shannon Knowles and stepdad, Shaun Hill; his father, Mike Purswell; his brother, Joshua Knowles and Kheyndra; grandparents, Jim and Connie Knowles; great-uncle Mickey Hooker; grandmother Irene Melvin; stepgrandparents, Barbara and Hays Hill; his aunts Crystal Knowles and Dana Knowles; his uncle David Knowles, and cousins, family and friends. His funeral service was on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 1 p.m. C.S.T. at Honeyville Methodist Church, conducted by David Taunton. Interment followed in the family plot in Roberts Cemetery. The family received friends at the church for an hour prior to the service. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka Branch Chapel. FAITH Thursday, March 7, 2013 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Underwood family Card of Thanks During the illness and passing of my husband you reached out to me, when I was in need. You came by my side and held me as I cried. You held out your hand, telling me, I understand. You gave me new hope, when I felt I could not cope. You cheered my heart when you made me laugh. You showed me love when life got really tough. At my point of need you blessed me with the love of Jesus. Thank you, Evelyn and the Underwood family Special to The Star The topic of gun control will be explored at Lifetree Caf 7 p.m. CT on Monday, March 11. The Lifetree event, titled Inside the Gun Debate: To hunt? To defend? To assault? features lmed interviews with Tom Mauser, whose son died at Columbine High School, and Michael Lang, a concealed weapon rearms instructor. Lifetree representative Craig Cable said participants will have the opportunity to hear various viewpoints and to offer their own. This is a community forum for open discussion, Cable said. This Lifetree program is being offered at Lifetree Caf locations across the country as a means to inform citizens and nd answers to the questions surrounding gun issues, Cable said. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is 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. New Bethel AME presents the second edition of Jam for the Lamb gospel showcase at 6 p.m. ET Saturday, March 16. The event, offering the best gospel in Gulf County, will be hosted by Rev. Lawrence E. Gantt a.k.a. The Horn Blowing Preacher. The Jam for the Lamb will feature some of the most talented gospel artists in and around Gulf County, both youth and adult. For more information call Gantt at 832-8452 or Essie Vann at 814-4886. The church is at 146 Avenue C in Port St. Joe. Faith BRIEF Obituary Chris Purswell Knowles Although we have lost you, you are not gone, for in our hearts you still live on. The twinkle in your eyes are the stars at night, your smile is the sun shining big and bright. The wind in our face is your gentle kiss, the birds sing softly, like the voice we miss. When we see a rainbow above, We know what you are showing us your love. Forever loved and missed by your husband Luther and children Jafar, Douglas, Arzator and family. In MEMORY In loving memory of Ruby Mae Baker 03-18-29 to 03-01-02 RUBY MAE BAKER Card of THANKS Jam for the Lamb at New Bethel AME Gun control discussed at Lifetree Caf Not much has changed in the last two thousand years. God is so good to us that we get spoiled, then chastisement brings on tears. The Bible tells the story from beginning to end. How He blesses us so, yet, we slip right back to sin. I know sin is in our lives each day, but I think some folks get carried away. A man said on TV last week he was born gay and going to stay that way. I wondered then if he had ever read the Bible to see what God had to say. Politicians and actors are in the news most every day. Some live in adultery and some go either way. Many times, Christians get caught up in this life too. If you happen to be in this position, you should know what to do. Forgiveness is only a prayer away. To avoid chastisement, do it today. BillyJohnson Sin had its price This Lifetree program is being offered at Lifetree Caf locations across the country as a means to inform citizens and nd answers to the questions surrounding gun issues.

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, March 7, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE A Public Hearing will be held at the Plan ning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, March 18 2013 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following: 1. Resume Tabled Variance Application Ellis C. Smith Parcel ID # 03806-085R Located in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida encroachment into road setback to within 10 of ROW. 2. Preliminary Plat Application for a Mi nor Subdivision Timothy H. Jarrett Parcel ID # 06345-120R Located in Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida development of a four (4) lot subdivision. 3. Variance Application Kathleen Gin grass Parcel ID # 03798-016R Located in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida encroachment into side setback with deck. 4. County Development Regulations and Policies 5. Staff, Public and Open Discussion The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 311. Ad #2013-47 Local the library. We can not thank them enough. The Reid Avenue Bunco Babes, who get together for frequent games of the popular dice game, decided in the spring of 2010 to organize a tour nament to benet the library. The money goes to the Friends, a non-prot with the goal to compli ment to the librarys core mission, during a time when public funding for libraries has been slashed around the region and state. The Friends organization has ex ibility in how it spends the money, provided it is not for core bricks and mortar improvements that fall under the librarys operating budget. The Friends buy books, periodi cals, newspapers, computer software and DVDs the library could not oth erwise afford. For example, the latest donation from the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes who two weeks ago held their sixth library fundraiser in less than three years is earmarked for additional books, books on CD and for DVDs. It used to be that we had a limit on our DVDs and our books on CDs, Colbert said, noting that both items are popular with snowbirds. Now because of the Bunco Babes anybody can check out twice as many DVDs or CDs as they did before, four instead of just two. This is invaluable for us. The snowbirds love (books on CD and DVDs) and the snowbirds are very important to us. Despite a tighter operational bud get, which has necessitated the clos ing of the library on Saturdays, the Port St. Joe Public Library remains a popular community asset. Memberships and visits are up, the use of the computers at the li brary is up and many use the free WiFi available at the library. On a recent weekday, several youngsters were at the computers working on class assignments to compensate for not having a com puter at home. In part, that uptick in use was a product of an outreach program during which the library distributed brochures about its offerings to locals and tourists. They marketed the library this year and it made a difference, said Dana Boyer, one of the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes. The most recent fundraiser was held again at The Fish House Restaurant. Owner Eric Spilde opens on Sun day for the events, donates the bar receipts and donates anything above food cost back to the effort to support the library. It is amazing he is so generous, Colbert said. I dont know how we can thank him. Carlene Parker, another Bunco Babe, added, And he acts like he likes it. For the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes, the library fundraisers add some spice to their competition, which over the past two years has included a host of tourists and snowbirds as well as Bunco groups from beyond Gulf County. Its fun, said Nancy Swider of the Bunco Babes. We believe in the library. Its been a big part of our lives. BUNCO from page B1 Magidson said site visits by potential new businesses had increased during the past year and the Chamber is on solid footing heading into 2013. I want to thank all the board members for all their work this year, Magidson said. The Business of the Year was awarded to Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend Inc. The charitable nonprofit provides job training, education and employment to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, said Brooke Lochore, vice president for public relations with the Tallahassee office of Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend Inc. The Port St. Joe Goodwill store is a success story within the organization, which covers 22 counties. The Port St. Joe store has been Store of the Year for the organization two consecutive years. In 2010, the store and staff realized an 18 percent increase in sales and in 2011 the increase was 21 percent. Given the stores success, Lochore said, the store was relocated from the 200 block of Reid Avenue to U.S. Highway 98, providing greater visibility This new location is larger and right on the highway, Lochore said. We have more visibility and we feel that has helped Goodwill continue its growth. In 2012, the Port St. Joe had an increase of 38 percent in sales and 10 percent increase in donors. The move to a new location also allowed the store to hire more employees and open a full-time staffed Career Training Center providing a host of free services to anyone in the community. Those services include job placement, job readiness training, job clubs, computer skills, GED preparation, QuickBooks training and job counseling and referral services. The center will offer hospitality and Certified Nursing Assistance training this year. All these service are free thanks to the community for donating and shopping at Goodwill, Lochore said. On the business side of last weeks dinner, the Chamber also welcomed in new board members Zach Childs, Trish Petrie, Barbara Radcliff and Dwight Van Lierop. The keynoted speaker was Kyle MacDonald who conquered some microphone issues to provide an overview of a project he undertook which started with one red paperclip, also the title of his book. MacDonald posted the paper clip on a website for trade and through a series of trades during which MacDonald jumped to a door knob, a generator, a snowmobile, a years free rent and a day with rocker Alice Cooper, among other items MacDonald ultimately wound up with a house. If you have a dream, a plan and desire, you can do anything you want, MacDonald said. CHAMBER from page B1 Special to The Star The St. Joseph Catho lic 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 tick et and will include corned beef, new potatoes, cab bage, carrots, onions, homemade soda bread or rolls, dessert, and tea, coffee or lemonade. There will be two seat ings that evening, one at 5 p.m. EST and the second at 6:30 p.m. EST. Tickets for the first seating usu ally sell out, so please get you tickets early for your preferred seating. Back by popular de mand, we are selling the whole-cooked corned beef briskets. The bris ket will be 3-3 1/2 pounds cooked weight for $20. We need these to be preordered so we know how many to cook. You can pick them up the day be fore the dinner March 15 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Take outs will be avail able again this year and you can pick them up at the front door ticket sales during either seat ing. Just look for the signs. Entertainment again this year will be Toni Minichello on the accor dion and Marty Jarosz will be our MC. Come and sing Irish songs, eat good food and have an enjoyable evening. You can purchase tick ets after each mass Sat urday evening or Sunday morning or the church ofce will have them available on Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Phone number is 2271417. Also you can get tickets at the No Name Caf Books and More or The Laundry Basket. For more informa tion or to buy tickets call Barb or Dan Van Treese 227-9837. 9th annual Irish dinner P hotos by TIM CROF T | The Star Dana Boyer of Boyers Signs was named Volunteer of the Year. Kyle MacDonald, a.k.a. The Red Paperclip Guy, provided the keynoted address, dealing how he traded a red paper clip online as the rst in a series of trades that ultimately netted him a house. The Port St. Joe Goodwill Industries store and staff were named Business of the Year during the chamber dinner. THE P OR T ST. J O E STA RFIND U S ON FACEBOOK @ PSJ_StarFO LL OW U S ON T WI TT E R

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, March 7, 2013 Star Staff Report The University of Florida IFAS center is putting on a Wildlife Food Plot Field Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Saturday at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy. The event cost is $10 and preregistration is required by noon on Friday. To pre-register go online to http: nfrecfoodplot.eventbrite.com or call 850-875-7100. Visit the local testing of food plot materials, management and temporary deterrents. There will be discussions on those subjects and more as well as part of a holistic approach to managing habitat for game species. There will talks on cost share assistance, learn how to age deer, identify native plants valuable for game species and get your antlers scored according to the Florida Buck Registry. Lunch and door prizes included. The event will go on rain or shine. The research center is at 155 Research Road in Quincy. From I-10 take Exit 181 (SR 267) and go north approximately one-quarter of a mile. The center is on the left at Research Road. Trades & Services GET YOUR AD IN CALL TODAY! 227-7847 Services GET YOUR AD IN! 227-7847 CALL TODAY! 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 227-7847 GET YOUR AD IN Services CALL TODAY! CLASSIFIEDS Page C6 | The News Herald | Day, Month Date, Year 90338S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 09-235-CA RBC CENTURA BANK N/K/A RBC BANK (USA) PLAINTIFF VS. GREGORY J. SCROGGS ET AL. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 13th, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 09-235-CA of the Circuit Court in and for GULF County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN BLVD, PORT ST. JOE, FL, at 11:00 a.m. ET on the 21st day of March, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 00 degrees 20 minutes 46 seconds West along the West line of said Section 20, a distance of 1923.07 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of County Road No. 30, said point lying on a curve concave to the North, thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 2346.20 feet thru a central of 08 degrees 02 minutes 06 seconds for an arc distance of 329.02 feet, the chord of said arc being North 74 degrees 20 minutes 50 seconds East 328.75 feet, thence run South 00 degrees 20 minutes 46 seconds East 392.39 feet to a point on the Florida Department of Natural Resources (D.N.R.) Coastal Construction Control Line, as record in Gulf County Public Records, February 5, 1986, thence run South 82 degrees 39 minutes 37 seconds East along said Coastal Construction Control Line 394.62 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning thence run South 00 degrees 01 minutes 25 seconds West 537.10 feet to the approximate mean highwater line of the Gulf of Mexico, thence run South 79 degrees 19 minutes 49 seconds East along said approximate mean highwater line 76.33 feet, thence run North 00 degrees 01 minutes 25 seconds East 541.57 feet to a point on said D.N.R. Coastal Construction Control Line 75.56 feet to the Point of Beginning. Dated this 22nd day of February, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk David Bakalar, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 2901 STIRLING ROAD, SUITE 208 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33312 (954)965-9101 File# 09-00800 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 office of the Court Administrator, GULF County Courthouse, at within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Sale; 1-800-9558771 (TDD) for hearing impaired or 1-800-9558770, via Florida Relay Service. March 7, 14, 2013 90340S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12 144 CA INNOVATIONS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. MARK STEVENS, CHRISTY L. STEVENS F/K/A CHRISTY MYRICK, PANHANDLE EDUCATORS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AND DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida, will on the 21st day of March, 2013, at 11:00 am, ET, at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry, one by one, to the highest bidder for cash, the property located in Gulf County, Florida, as follows: LOTS 10 AND 12 OF BLOCK 6, CORRECTIVE REPLAT OF RIVERSIDE PARK UNIT NO. 1 AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 38, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT A 49 MORE OR LESS STRIP ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF SAID LOTS RUNNING ALONG AN EXISTING CHAIN LINK FENCE. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 19, 2013, in the above-styled cause, pending in said Court. 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 22nd day of February, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk James E. Sorenson, Esquire D. Tyler Van Leuven, Esquire Post Office Box 4128 Tallahassee, FL 323154128 creservice@wggdlaw.com (E-Service E-Mail Address) Attorneys for Plaintiff March 7, 14, 2013 90360S PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice that it proposes to approve a No Further Action Proposal with Institutional Controls or with Engineering and Institutional Controls and issue a Site Rehabilitation Completion Order with controls for a contaminated site. The St. Joe Company is seeking this order in reference to FDEP Site ID #BF230201002, Former Port St. Joe Kraft Paper Mill Site at U.S. 98 and intends to restrict exposure to contamination in the following manner: groundwater and land use restrictions on entire property with engineering caps on referenced locations. Complete copies of the No Further Action Proposal, the draft restrictive covenant, and the FDEPs preliminary evaluation are available for public inspection during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at FDEP, 160 W. Government Street, Suite 308, Pensacola, Florida, 32502. Local governments with jurisdiction over the property subject to the Institutional Control, real property owner(s) of any project subject to the Institutional Control, and residents of any property subject to the Institutional Control have 30 days from publication of this notice to provide comments to the FDEP. Such comments must be sent to FDEP, Sally Cooey, 160 W. Government Street, Suite 308, Pensacola, Florida, 32502. March 7, 2013 90366S PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Gulf Coast Workforce Board announces the availability of a Request for Proposal (RFP) titled Workforce Center Sign. The purpose of the RFP is to seek proposals from qualified vendors to provide signage replacing the existing Workforce Center sign and accompanying tenant signs located at the corner of Highway 231 and 19th Street in Panama City, Florida. The intent is to enter into a contract with a single prime contractor. Bidder will submit proposals for two scenarios as outlined in the RFP. Proposals will be due by 4 pm, Wednesday March 15, 2013. To obtain an RFP, or for further information, contact: Workforce Center Amanda Bawn, Communications Coordinator 625 Highway 231 Panama City, FL 32405 850-872-4340 x180 abawn@gcwb.org Minority businesses are encouraged to apply. The Gulf Coast Workforce Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. March 7, 2013 90384S UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:12-cv-155-RS-EMT SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. IOLA HOLDINGS, LLC, WILLIAM J. RISH, RALPH P. RISH, KARA MARIE JOHNSON, OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF SUNSET VILLAGE, INC., PNC BANK, and CENTENNIAL BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on January 11, 2013, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in said decree, will on the 16th day of April, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) (Eastern Standard Time), at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: Lots 59, 65, 83 and 87, Sunset Village Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 19, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. For additional information concerning the above property contact: William J. Podolsky, III, Esquire, Phelps Dunbar LLP, 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, Florida 33602 or (813) 472-7550. All sales are subject to confirmation of the court. Method of payment is by postal money order or certified check made payable to the U.S. Marshal Service. Ten (10) percent of High/Acceptable bid in certified check or cashiers check (NO CASH) will be accepted with the balance due within 48 hours. No cash will be accepted. EDWARD M. SPOONER United States Marshal Northern District of Florida Dated: 02-27-2013 By: Glenn A. Miller U.S. Marshals Service Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 90386S UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:12-cv-00142-RS-GRJ SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. WHITE CITY PARTNERS, LLC; WILLIAM J. RISH, JR.; MICHAEL HAMMOND, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on January 11, 2013, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in said decree, will on the 16th day of April, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) (Eastern Standard Time), at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 11, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and extend a line East along the South line of said Section 11 for 49.8 feet; thence North 26 degrees 10 East, for 2,340.0 feet; thence South 63 degrees 50 East, for 1,110.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 39 West for 33.0 feet to the Point of Beginning; from this POB extend a line South 63 degrees 50 East for 400.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 39 West, for 635.8 feet; thence North 63 degrees 3140 West, for 152.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 1020 West, for 5.0 feet; thence North 63 degrees 3140 West, for 248.0 feet; thence North 26 degrees 39 East, for 638.7 feet for Point of Beginning. The above description embraces a portion of Plots F and G of Wimico Subdivision as filed in Plat Book 1, Page 31, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; together with an unsubdivided parcel of land lying adjacent thereto. COST CUTTERS LAWN SERVICE Affordably Addressing All Your Lawn Care Needs Licensed & Insured Serving from Mexico Beach to the Cape. F ULL S ERVICE L AWN C ARE S TARTIN G AT $29 artsigman@gmail.com 850.628.0694 Question: By an act of the Florida State Legislature the new town was named Port St. Joe in order to distinguish it from the Old City of St. Joseph. When did this occur? Trivia ANSWER Wildlife food plot eld day 3/21/1910 THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK CLASSIFIEDS Page C6 | The News Herald | Day, Month Date, Year 90338S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 09-235-CA RBC CENTURA BANK N/K/A RBC BANK (USA) PLAINTIFF VS. GREGORY J. SCROGGS ET AL. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 13th, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 09-235-CA of the Circuit Court in and for GULF County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN BLVD, PORT ST. JOE, FL, at 11:00 a.m. ET on the 21st day of March, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 00 degrees 20 minutes 46 seconds West along the West line of said Section 20, a distance of 1923.07 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of County Road No. 30, said point lying on a curve concave to the North, thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 2346.20 feet thru a central of 08 degrees 02 minutes 06 seconds for an arc distance of 329.02 feet, the chord of said arc being North 74 degrees 20 minutes 50 seconds East 328.75 feet, thence run South 00 degrees 20 minutes 46 seconds East 392.39 feet to a point on the Florida Department of Natural Resources (D.N.R.) Coastal Construction Control Line, as record in Gulf County Public Records, February 5, 1986, thence run South 82 degrees 39 minutes 37 seconds East along said Coastal Construction Control Line 394.62 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning thence run South 00 degrees 01 minutes 25 seconds West 537.10 feet to the approximate mean highwater line of the Gulf of Mexico, thence run South 79 degrees 19 minutes 49 seconds East along said approximate mean highwater line 76.33 feet, thence run North 00 degrees 01 minutes 25 seconds East 541.57 feet to a point on said D.N.R. Coastal Construction Control Line 75.56 feet to the Point of Beginning. Dated this 22nd day of February, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk David Bakalar, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 2901 STIRLING ROAD, SUITE 208 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33312 (954)965-9101 File# 09-00800 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 office of the Court Administrator, GULF County Courthouse, at within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Sale; 1-800-9558771 (TDD) for hearing impaired or 1-800-9558770, via Florida Relay Service. March 7, 14, 2013 90340S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12 144 CA INNOVATIONS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. MARK STEVENS, CHRISTY L. STEVENS F/K/A CHRISTY MYRICK, PANHANDLE EDUCATORS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AND DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida, will on the 21st day of March, 2013, at 11:00 am, ET, at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry, one by one, to the highest bidder for cash, the property located in Gulf County, Florida, as follows: LOTS 10 AND 12 OF BLOCK 6, CORRECTIVE REPLAT OF RIVERSIDE PARK UNIT NO. 1 AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 38, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT A 49 MORE OR LESS STRIP ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF SAID LOTS RUNNING ALONG AN EXISTING CHAIN LINK FENCE. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 19, 2013, in the above-styled cause, pending in said Court. 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 22nd day of February, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk James E. Sorenson, Esquire D. Tyler Van Leuven, Esquire Post Office Box 4128 Tallahassee, FL 323154128 creservice@wggdlaw.com (E-Service E-Mail Address) Attorneys for Plaintiff March 7, 14, 2013 90360S PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice that it proposes to approve a No Further Action Proposal with Institutional Controls or with Engineering and Institutional Controls and issue a Site Rehabilitation Completion Order with controls for a contaminated site. The St. Joe Company is seeking this order in reference to FDEP Site ID #BF230201002, Former Port St. Joe Kraft Paper Mill Site at U.S. 98 and intends to restrict exposure to contamination in the following manner: groundwater and land use restrictions on entire property with engineering caps on referenced locations. Complete copies of the No Further Action Proposal, the draft restrictive covenant, and the FDEPs preliminary evaluation are available for public inspection during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at FDEP, 160 W. Government Street, Suite 308, Pensacola, Florida, 32502. Local governments with jurisdiction over the property subject to the Institutional Control, real property owner(s) of any project subject to the Institutional Control, and residents of any property subject to the Institutional Control have 30 days from publication of this notice to provide comments to the FDEP. Such comments must be sent to FDEP, Sally Cooey, 160 W. Government Street, Suite 308, Pensacola, Florida, 32502. March 7, 2013 90366S PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Gulf Coast Workforce Board announces the availability of a Request for Proposal (RFP) titled Workforce Center Sign. The purpose of the RFP is to seek proposals from qualified vendors to provide signage replacing the existing Workforce Center sign and accompanying tenant signs located at the corner of Highway 231 and 19th Street in Panama City, Florida. The intent is to enter into a contract with a single prime contractor. Bidder will submit proposals for two scenarios as outlined in the RFP. Proposals will be due by 4 pm, Wednesday March 15, 2013. To obtain an RFP, or for further information, contact: Workforce Center Amanda Bawn, Communications Coordinator 625 Highway 231 Panama City, FL 32405 850-872-4340 x180 abawn@gcwb.org Minority businesses are encouraged to apply. The Gulf Coast Workforce Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. March 7, 2013 90384S UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:12-cv-155-RS-EMT SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. IOLA HOLDINGS, LLC, WILLIAM J. RISH, RALPH P. RISH, KARA MARIE JOHNSON, OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF SUNSET VILLAGE, INC., PNC BANK, and CENTENNIAL BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on January 11, 2013, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in said decree, will on the 16th day of April, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) (Eastern Standard Time), at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: Lots 59, 65, 83 and 87, Sunset Village Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 19, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. For additional information concerning the above property contact: William J. Podolsky, III, Esquire, Phelps Dunbar LLP, 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, Florida 33602 or (813) 472-7550. All sales are subject to confirmation of the court. Method of payment is by postal money order or certified check made payable to the U.S. Marshal Service. Ten (10) percent of High/Acceptable bid in certified check or cashiers check (NO CASH) will be accepted with the balance due within 48 hours. No cash will be accepted. EDWARD M. SPOONER United States Marshal Northern District of Florida Dated: 02-27-2013 By: Glenn A. Miller U.S. Marshals Service Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 90386S UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:12-cv-00142-RS-GRJ SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. WHITE CITY PARTNERS, LLC; WILLIAM J. RISH, JR.; MICHAEL HAMMOND, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on January 11, 2013, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in said decree, will on the 16th day of April, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) (Eastern Standard Time), at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 11, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and extend a line East along the South line of said Section 11 for 49.8 feet; thence North 26 degrees 10 East, for 2,340.0 feet; thence South 63 degrees 50 East, for 1,110.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 39 West for 33.0 feet to the Point of Beginning; from this POB extend a line South 63 degrees 50 East for 400.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 39 West, for 635.8 feet; thence North 63 degrees 3140 West, for 152.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 1020 West, for 5.0 feet; thence North 63 degrees 3140 West, for 248.0 feet; thence North 26 degrees 39 East, for 638.7 feet for Point of Beginning. The above description embraces a portion of Plots F and G of Wimico Subdivision as filed in Plat Book 1, Page 31, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; together with an unsubdivided parcel of land lying adjacent thereto.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 7, 2013 The Star | B7 LESS and except: Lots 9 and 10, of Wimico Place, according to map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 58, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. For additional information concerning the above property contact: William J. Podolsky, III, Esquire, Phelps Dunbar LLP, 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, Florida 33602 or (813) 472-7550. All sales are subject to confirmation of the court. Method of payment is by postal money order or certified check made payable to the U.S. Marshal Service. Ten (10) percent of High/Acceptable bid in certified check or cashier’s check (NO CASH) will be accepted with the balance due within 48 hours. No cash will be accepted. EDWARD M. SPOONER United States Marshal Northern District of Florida Dated: 02-27-2013 By: Glenn A. Miller U.S. Marshal’s Service Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 90388S UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO. 5:12-cv-00206-RS-EMT SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, an Ohio limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. RALPH P. RISH, individually, KARA MARIE JOHNSON, individually, PNC BANK, National Association, and CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on February 15, 2013, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in said decree, will on the 16th day of April, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) (Eastern Standard Time), at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: 6.76 ACRE PARCEL Begin at a four inch square concrete monument No. 6019 marking the Northeast corner (also most Northerly corner) of Lot 32, Garrison Plantation, a subdivision as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 9 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida and run thence South 89 degrees 37 minutes 31 seconds East, along the South boundary line of Lot 29 of said Garrison Plantation and a easterly projection thereof, for a distance of 517.60 feet to the West bank of a drainage ditch; thence South 20 degrees 09 minutes 42 seconds East, along said West bank, for a distance of 519.27 feet; thence leaving said West bank, run North 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds West, for a distance of 355.00 feet to a point lying on a curve concave South; thence Northwesterly, Westerly and Southwesterly, along said curve with a radius of 60.00 feet, through a central angle of 120 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds, for an arc distance of 125.66 feet (chord of said arc being North 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds West, 103.92 feet); thence North 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds West, for a distance of 222.32 feet to a point of curve to the left; thence along said curve with a radius of 65.00 feet, through a central angle of 14 degrees 10 minutes 21 seconds, for an arc distance of 16.08 feet (chord of said arc being South 82 degrees 58 minutes 57 seconds West, 16.04 feet) to the East boundary line of said Garrison Plantation; thence North 00 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds East, along said East boundary line, for a distance of 491.98 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 6.76 acres, more or less. Subject to a drainage easement on the Easterly boundary line thereof. EASEMENT “A” Commence at a four inch square concrete monument No. 6019 marking the Northeast corner (also most Northerly corner) of Lot 32, Garrison Plantation, a subdivision as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 9 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida and run thence South 00 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds West, along the East boundary line of said Garrison Plantation, for a distance of 491.98 feet to the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning continue South 00 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds West, along said East boundary line for a distance of 73.66 feet; thence leaving said East boundary line run South 41 degrees 09 minutes 56 seconds West, for a distance of 87.54 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line of Heritage lane (66 foot right of way); point lying on a curve concave Northwesterly; thence Northeasterly along said right of way line and curve with a radius of 150.00 feet, through a central angle of 43 degrees 42 minutes 44 seconds, for an arc distance of 114.44 feet (chord of said arc being North 08 degrees 40 minutes 12 seconds East, 111.68 feet): thence leaving said Easterly right of way line run North 41 degrees 09 minutes 56 seconds East, for a distance of 11.82 feet to a point of curve to the right; thence along said curve with a radius of 65.00 feet, through a central angle of 34 degrees 43 minutes 51 seconds, for an arc distance of 39.40 feet (chord of said arc being North 58 degrees 31 minutes 52 seconds East, 38.80 feet to the Point of Beginning. EASEMENT “B” Commence at a four inch square concrete monument No. 6019 marking the Northeast corner (also most Northerly corner) of Lot 32, Garrison Plantation, a subdivision as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 9 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida and run thence South 89 degrees 37 minutes 31 seconds East, along the South boundary line of Lot 29 of said Garrison Plantation and a easterly projection thereof, for a distance of 517.60 feet to the West bank of a drainage ditch; thence South 20 degrees 09 minutes 42 seconds East, along said West bank, for a distance of 519.27 feet; thence leaving said West bank, run North 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds West, for a distance of 355.00 feet to a point lying on a curve concave Southerly for the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning run thence Westerly along said curve with a radius of 60.00 feet, through a central angle of 120 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds, for an arc distance of 125.66 feet (chord of said arc being North 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds West, 103.92 feet); thence North 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds West for a distance of 222.32 feet to a point of curve to the left; thence along said curve with a radius of 65.00 feet, through a central angle of 14 degrees 10 minutes 21 seconds, for an arc distance of 16.08 feet (chord of said arc being South 82 degrees 58 minutes 57 seconds West, 16.04 feet) to the East boundary line of said Garrison Plantation; thence South 00 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds West, along said East boundary line, for a distance of 73.66 feet; thence leaving said East boundary line run North 41 degrees 09 minutes 56 seconds East, for a distance of 18.48 feet to a point of curve to the right; thence along said curve with a radius of 5.00 feet, through a central angle of 48 degrees 54 minutes 12 seconds, for an arc distance of 4.27 feet (chord of said arc being North 65 degrees 37 minutes 02 seconds West. 4.14 feet) thence South 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds East, for a distance of 222.32 feet to a point on a curve concave Northerly; thence Southeasterly, Easterly and Northeasterly along said curve with a radius of 60.00 feet, through a central angle of 180 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds, for an arc distance of 188.50 feet (chord of said arc being North 60 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds East, 120.00 feet) to the Point of Beginning. EASEMENT “C”, 20 FOOT INGRESS/ EGRESS/UTILITY EASEMENT Commencing at a four inch square concrete monument No. 6019 marking the Northeast corner (also most Northerly corner) of Lot 32, Garrison Plantation, a subdivision as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 9 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; thence South 00 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds West, along the East boundary line of said Lot 32, Lot 33, Lot 34 and a projection thereof, for a distance of 490.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence leaving said East boundary line run South 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds East, for a distance of 20.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds West, for a distance of 265.57 feet; thence North 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds West, for a distance of 370.71 feet to the Easterly right of way line of Garrison Avenue (100 foot right of way); thence North 18 degrees 46 minutes 52 seconds West, along said Easterly right of way line, for a distance of 21.13 feet; thence leaving said Easterly right of way line run South 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds East, for a distance of 357.54 feet to a concrete monument No. 6019 marking the Southeast corner of said Garrison Plantation; thence North 00 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds East, along the East boundary line of said Garrison Plantation, for a distance of 245.57 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 0.2845 acres, more or less. For additional information concerning the above property contact: William J. Podolsky, III, Esquire, Phelps Dunbar LLP, 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, Florida 33602 or (813) 472-7550. All sales are subject to confirmation of the court. Method of payment is by postal money order or certified check made payable to the U.S. Marshal Service. Ten (10) percent of High/Acceptable bid in certified check or cashier’s check (NO CASH) will be accepted with the balance due within 48 hours. No cash will be accepted. EDWARD M. SPOONER United States Marshal Northern District of Florida Dated: 02-27-2013 By: Glenn A. Miller U.S. Marshal’s Service Mar 7, 14, 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 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 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 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 92501S 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. 831 Application No. 2013-07 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03187-410R Description of Property: Lot 2, Block A, The Reservation, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 36, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: D & J B Properties, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 3rd day of April, 2013. Dated this 26th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 2013 92499S 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. 1082 Application No. 2013-06 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03733-000R Description of Property: Lots Eighteen (18) and Twenty (20), Block 24, Beacon Hill Subdivision, as per map or plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. AND: COMMENCE at the Most Northerly corner of Lot 20, Block 24, Beacon Hill Subdivision, according to the Plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 2, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, thence South 46 Degrees 36 Minutes 31 Seconds East along the Northeast line of said Lot 20, for 20.07 feet to the East boundary of said Beacon Hill Subdivision, for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 46 Degrees 36 Minutes 31 Seconds East for 91.41 feet to the West line of Government Lot 2, Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence South 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds East along said West line for 137.68 feet to the Southeasterly extension of the Southwest Line of said Lot 20, thence North 46 Degrees 36 Minutes 31 Seconds West along said Southeasterly extension for 96.44 feet to said East line of Beacon Hill Subdivision; thence North 01 Degree 33 Minutes 38 Seconds East along said East line for 134.27 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 3rd day of April, 2013. Dated this 26th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 2013 92527S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23 2009 CA 000687 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, N.A, Plaintiff, vs. PRB PROPERTIES, LLC et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 06, 2013 and entered in Case No. 23 2009 CA 000687 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK1, is the Plaintiff and PRB PROPERTIES, LLC; CHARLES L. BATES; GINA F. BATES; WINDMARK BEACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 21st day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK 6, FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE NORTH AT WINDMARK BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 16 THROUGH 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT 2 FISHERMANS VILLAGE, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 22, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F09116715 Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2013 92503S 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. 1240 Application No. 2013-08 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04276-065R Description of Property: Lot 13 and Parcel I, Windmark Beach, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 1 through 5, inclusive, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Norman Ham Jr. & Debra Ham, CoTrustees of the Ham Family Trust 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 3rd day of April, 2013. Dated this 26th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 2013 92505S 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. 1108 Application No. 2013-05 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03751-030R Description of Property: Lot Eleven (11), 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 3rd day of April, 2013. Dated this 26th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 2013 92575S 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. 1175 Application No. 2013-10 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03816-085R Description of Property: Lot 7, Hidden Ridge, a Subdivision, located in Section 4, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, accounding to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat 5, Page 57, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Thomas G. Beaty & Mary M. Beaty 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 10th day of April, 2013. Dated this 5th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 92573S 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. 546 Application No. 2013-11 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 02290-000R Description of Property: Lot 19, 20, 21, and 22, in Block “F”, College Park Subdivision to the City of Wewahitchka, Florida, as per Official plat recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Mildred Darley and Rudene Sanders 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 10th day of April, 2013. Dated this 5th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 92589S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-199-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. FRANK E. BELL, and wife, SHERRIL D. BELL, DISCOVER BANK, and BAY COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM, LLC D/B/A BAY MEDICAL CENTER-SACRED HEART HEATLH SYSTEM, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Partial Summary Judgment of Foreclosure and for Reformation of Legal Description of Mortgage and Order on Report and Recommendation on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment dated February 26, 2013, in Case No.: 12-199-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM EST on March 28, 2013, the following described property: Commence at an iron pipe being used as marking the Southeast Corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, said point also lying on the Northerly right of way of Johnson Lane; thence run along said right of way as follows: South 89 degrees 57 minutes 01 seconds West 199.92 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence from said Point of Beginning run, West 177.07 feet to a nail and cap; thence leaving said right of way run North 00 degrees 38 minutes 09 seconds West 441.69 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 76 degrees 08 minutes 24 seconds East 388.64 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 89 degrees 13 minutes 24 seconds East 153.09 feet to a rebar; thence South 00 degrees 10 minutes 15 seconds East 296.58 feet to an aluminum rod and cap; thence South 89 degrees 58 minutes 03 seconds West 141.48 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 89 degrees 58 minutes 03 seconds West 209.98 feet to rod and cap; thence South 00 degrees 30 minutes 54 seconds East 240.07 feet to the Point of Beginning. DATED: February 28, 2013 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 7, 14, 2013 92577S 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. 330 Application No. 2013-9 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 01432-000R Description of Property: Lot 14, Block 5, Unit One, RIVERSIDE ESTATES, as per map or plat thereof and recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 24, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Elaine Hodges and Laurie Duke 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 10th day of April, 2013. Dated this 5th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 92617S PUBLIC NOTICE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY 0.24 MGD PLANT EXPANSION PROJECT# 2.060 NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The City of Wewahitchka will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in providing underground utility construction services for the following project: WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY 0.24 MGD PLANT EXPANSION The plant modifications will expand an existing 0.200 mgd plant to a 0.240 mgd plant including new manual bar screen and grit chamber, an additional reactor basin and expansion of the emergency holding pond. Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Completion date for this project will be 390 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $500.00 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for the “Wastewater Treatment Facility 0.24 MGD Plant Expansion”. Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. Central Time, on April 18, 2013at the City of Wewahitchka City Annex, 318 South 7th Street, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465, and will be opened and read aloud at 2:30 p.m. Central Time at the City of Wewahitchka City Hall, 109 South 2nd Street, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465. The City of Wewahitchka is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Handicapped Accessible/ Fair Housing Jurisdiction. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $500.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The City of Wewahitchka reserves the right to reject any and all bids. All Bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference shall be held at the City of Wewahitchka City Hall, 109 South 2nd Street, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 at 2:00 pm Central Time, March 21, 2013 Prequalification packages must be received at the Port St. Joe Preble-Rish office prior to the Pre-Bid Conference. All bidders shall comply with all applicable

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B8| The Star Thursday, March 7, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS If you’re ready to move and overflowing with stuff Classified can help you store it or sell it! 2093864 13 Gulf Coast Residential & Commercial Lots RowellAuctions.comA MarkNet Alliance Member € GAL AU-C002594 € 10% Buyers PremiumRowell Auctions, Inc.800-323-8388 For Complete Details Visit RowellAuctions.com Tuesday, March 26th at 2:00 p.m. Online Bidding Available2884 U.S. Hwy. 98 E, Carrabelle Waterfront 3 BR/2 BA Home w/Dock 3149 U.S. Hwy. 98 E, Carrabelle Gulf View 3 BR/2 BA Home 3153 U.S. Hwy. 98 E, Carrabelle Nice Gulf View Lot 2390 U.S. Hwy. 98 E, Carrabelle 0.8 Acres Waterfront Lot U.S. Hwy. 98 E, Carrabelle 1 Acre Waterfront Lot U.S. Hwy 98 E, Carrabelle, FL 9,576 SF Comm. Bldg. U.S. Hwy. 98 E Nice Gulf View Lot U.S. Hwy 98 E, Carrabelle, FL (2) Comm. Bldgs. 202 NE 7th St., Carrabelle 6,400 SF Metal Bldg. 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IS NOW 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 PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot -large yard. W/D incl $650/mo + dep. 301-265-5368 Year Round Rental. 3br 2ba 3.5 miles from the beach 3873 Hwy 386. $850/mo + First/ Last/ Security Call(850) 348-7774 WEWA: 2bdrm, 1bath, CH&A. $430/mo + $430 dep 850-639-5721 2001 Fleetwood 14’ x 68’ mobile home for sale to be moved by buyer, Asking $9,500, NADA appraisel OBO; Call 850-247-9450 to set up appointment Ford Ranger, 1994, Only 39,000 miles. In good condition. Asking $2,800. Call (850) 2271620 Text FL44001 to 56654 Dockside Caf & Raw Bar @ PSJ Marina**Seasonal Bonus Top Pay!**NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED:  Kitchen Managers/Cooks Bartenders/Managers  Servers/Bussers  Shuckers  Dishwashers APPLY 3:00 PM5:00 PM ONLY MON. THRU FRI.steamersdocksideseafood@yahoo.com JOB NOTICEThe Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for three (3) PART-TIME MOSQUITO SPRAYERS with no bene ts. Hours of work will be determined on an as-needed basis. Applications and a complete job description are available in our HR of ce or at www.gulfcounty- gov. EOE Application deadline is Thursday, March 14th at 5:00 p.m. E.T. For more information, please contact Brett Lowry, Deputy Administrator at 850-229-5335 Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal Opportunity / Af rmative Action Employer.2013.39 HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED The MainStay Suites and Port Inn are now accepting applications for housekeepers. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail and a passion for service, we want you! Please apply in person at the address below. Make beds, make friends, make money. Inquire about bene ts package. E.O.E, D.F.W.P. Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe Fl, 32456 NOW HIRING PARTTIME EVENING COOKThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time evening cook. The ideal candidate will have kitchen experience, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 BARTENDER / THERAPIST NEEDED The Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWPPort Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 NAIL PERSON NO ACRYLICS NEEDED FOR VERY BUSY SALON.Flexible Schedule Apply in Person @147 W. Hwy 98, Port St. Joe EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB… A FUTURE! LONG TERM WORK an aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:PIPEFITTERS  PIPE WELDERS X-RAY WELDERS  PAINTERS/SANDBLASTERS INDUSTRIAL MARINE ELECTRICIANSCompetitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive bene ts package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Quali ed craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pmHUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401Applications are also accepted at our East Ave Of ce Saturdays, 8am-12pm.(850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free Workplace GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O ce 850.873.3516DENTAL ASSISTING FACULTYTeach in assigned didactic, clinical (direct patient care), lab and/or simulated labs. Design & implement curriculum plan, provide academic and/or career advising, and serve as inventory/supplies manager in on-campus clinic. Requires BS in related eld from an accredited institution, DANB Certi ed + registered Dental Hygienist both in good standing, 3 yrs. relevant experience, willing to complete coursework in Educational Methodology and current working knowledge/exp. in Dental Assisting & Dental Hygiene (within 6 mths. of application), and be willing to pursue/complete graduate degree in discipline, education or related eld within 3 yrs. of hire. MS degree in eld preferred. Salary commensurate with education & experience. Open Until Filled with a review starting 3/25/13. Only those who provide all requested items, GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. North Florida Child Development, Inc.Is seeking -Teachers/Subs tutes for our 0-5 year old classrooms at our Gulf County Centers Prefer a minimum of a CDA (FCCPC) Pickup Applica ons at the Centers Or send resumes to: smcgill@” oridachildren.org DFWP/M-F/6-6/EOE C14GU0134 C14GU0624South Gulf County Early Learning Center 176 Field of Dreams Ave. Port St. Joe, FLDebra Anderson, Center Mgr.(850) 229-6415North Gulf CountyEarly Child Development Ctr131 West River Road Wewahitcha, FL Gina Crane, Center Mgr.(850) 639-6520 OtherRE Sales AgentOpening for Experienced Licensed Agent. Call Parker Realty of Mexico Beach 850-648-5777 Web ID#34243264 Text FL43264 to 56654 Need Roommate or Cheap 1Br/Eff. in town 850-899-2247 or 850-229-8560 2Br/2Ba with attached seprate 1Br/1Ba suite, Gulf View w/easy beach access, Newly Remodeled, Granate Counter Tops, W/D included, Micro, Outside Shower, $1450 mo + $1000 dep, 1yr lease; Call 850-265-4813 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach SalesSalesThe Better Business Bureau is seeking an honest and ethical person with a proven sales track record. FT or PT commission sales is available in our accreditation department inviting eligible businesses to apply for BBB accreditation. Send resume to info@nwfl.bbb.org Web ID# 34243593 Text FL43593 to 56654 Food Svc/HospitalityHousekeepingSaturday cleaning for Vacation Rental Homes on Cape San Blas. To apply: Call for appointment. 850-270-7736 Web ID# 34241417 Text FL41417 to 56654 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESis looking for dependable employees with good customer service & teamwork skills. Great benefits for full time employees. Weekend work requiredFT Maintenance TechnicianGeneral maintenance experience, good driving historyFT Inspectors & PT InspectorsMust have reliable transportation. Apply 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Port St. Joe, 306 16th St. Thur. & Fri 9a-2pm Antiques, Jewlery, Tools, Extra Large Fishing Net, Art, Pictures, Glassware, Ceramics, Beam Bottles, and Much Misc PSJ : 511 7th St, Saturday, March 9th, 8am til 12Noon EST3 Family Yard SaleFurniture, Household Items, Blankets, Sheets, Kitchen Items, Dishes, Cookware, and More! GUN SHOWSanta Rosa County Auditorium: Milton Fl Mar 16th & 17th 8a-5p. Concealed Weapons Classes. 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By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Emergency Management Director, Marshall Nelson, announced to the Gulf County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that the Emergency Operations Center had lowered its response level to three, and indicated theyd be monitoring individual ooding situations while they assessed damage in affected areas. While more than 150 residents were inconvenienced by the rising water around their homes, at the time of the meeting it was reported that fewer than 10 homes in Gulf County had experienced water damage, though preliminary assessments would continue throughout the week. The bigger concern was damage from ash ooding on local roads. Mark Cothran, Director of Gulf County Mosquito Control said that the new problem were the mosquitos that currently infested the ood waters in the area.By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Three years ago Bill Deeson started his business, Deeson AC and Heating, in Mexico Beach and one year ago he went to the Gulf County Small Business Development Center to seek its advice. His only regret was that he wished he had gone sooner. I recommend talking with them before you start your business, said Deeson adding, Theyll hook you up. The SBDC has a very simple goal for the community: it wants to help local entrepreneurs start, grow and stay in business. Founded in 1976, with eight centers, the U.S. SBDC now has 1,100 across the country with 40 ofces in Florida alone. In 2011 it helped 83 new businesses get their start, created and retained 409 jobs in the region, increased sales revenue by $2.9 million and awarded $5.2 million in government contracts. The SBDC offers many free counseling services for new businesses or those who have been established for a while. Companies like Deesons that choose to sit down one-on-one with a certi ed business analyst will receive assistance putting together their business plan, creating organizational structures, Small business solutions found in Port St. JoeThe Small Business Development Center has a very simple goal for the community: it wants to help local entrepreneurs start, grow and stay in business. See BUSINESS A8 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, MARCH 7, 2013Subscribe 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 . . . . . . . . . . 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B4Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .B6-B8TABLE OF CONTENTS quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 75, NUMBER 21 Dont forget to change your clock this weekend Bigger problemsFlood damage minimal; mosquitos become health riskWES LOCHER| The StarA resident on Lake Grove road is inconvenienced by ood waters.See MOSQUITOS A2By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Gulf County voters provided four more years for Gulf District Schools on Tuesday. On a day in which one of ve registered voters went to the polls, voters approved continuing for another four years the one mill additional operating levy rst approved by voters four years ago. That levy was due to sunset during the current scal year. A mill is equal to $1 for every $1,000 in taxable personal property. The outcome was 54.88 percent of the vote, or 972 votes, in favor of the levy with 45 percent, 799 votes, voting against continuing the additional mill. The turnout was light. Supervisor of Elections John Hanlon had predicted early in the day that the one-question ballot would draw between 12-20 percent of the vote. The percentage was 19.36, or 1.771 of the countys 9,149 registered voters. I wouldnt say we received a mandate, but we got a nod from the voters to continue the path established for the high standard delivery of education that our children can get from Gulf County schools, said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. I respect the process and these are tight economic times, but the positive effects of this vote will be felt in the very near future. I can assure the voters that we will not raise the (Local Capital Improvement) millage the board could have raised by one mill and I commend the voters for providing this alternative means of support. The district still faces budget cuts. Norton and nancial of cer Sissy Worley have said the district will face a budget shortfall of roughly $500,000, necessitating some cuts. But the levy was seen as a way to avert drastic cutbacks that would have resulted if the district did not receive the additional mill, worth roughly $1.3 million this year. The district has seen the value of the mill shrink the past four years, realizing about $4 million less over the past four years than projected when the district rst went before voters in 2009. In addition, declining enrollment 400 students in the past decade and the per-pupil funding each student carries under the states funding formula for public schools had feasted on the districts bottom line.Small voter turnout OKs school levySee LEVY A8By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The city of Port St. Joe has its documentary lmmaker; now commissioners need a path forward on saving the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Commissioners on Tuesday approved a recommendation from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency to award a contract to create a documentary lm on the relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse to Lisa Curry, a Port St. Joe native living in Los Angeles. There were ve bids to ll the bill on a $125,000 grant the city was awarded by BP to create a documentary on the saving of the lighthouse. Curry, PSJRA executive director Gail Alsobrook said, was selected based on several factors. One, was the wealth of experience Curry and partner Clayton Long brought to the project, Alsobrook said. I have seen her credentials and they are quite impressive, said Mayor Mel Magidson. In addition, Curry was born and raised in Port St. Joe, the oldest child of Drs. Tom and Betty Curry of Shoreline Medical. She was a stellar student at Port St. Joe High School and while a senior wrote an award-winning essay about her community and the symbolism of the railroad tracks that at the time still divided the north and south sides of the city. They have a passion for this project, Alsobrook said. They really want it to be great. Alsobrook added that Curry and Long recognized the depth of the local talent that would be at their disposal and the value those individuals and businesses several of whom also bid on the project could bring to the project.PSJ approves lmmaker for lighthouse documentary$1.3 MILLIONThe approximate value of the additional mill for the year See DOCUMENTARY A8

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, March 7, 2013By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com This is the best tasting ice youll ever have, said former U.S. Marine, Mike Hobson. When he began building his custom ice machines by hand in 2005, he never dreamed that he had would soon be stumbling into a new career. Hobsons local company, Polarmatic, ranks number two out of the four leading ice vending systems on the market today. What truly sets Polarmatic apart from the competition is the ice itself. Most store ice has been melted and refrozen numerous times before it reaches the consumer, but with Hobsons design, the ice is always frozen and kept at the perfect temperature of 23 degrees right up until the bag lands in the consumers hands. When ice melts it begins to absorb the smells and avors of everything around it and its Hobsons goal to have the freshest ice on the market. Hobson wanted to move his company somewhere that hed be able to provide jobs to a local economy. Having lived in Port St. Joe in the 1980s, he had fond memories and decided that Gulf County was the perfect place. In 2009 Polarmatic received its design patent and Hobson and his wife packed up and relocated to the Constitution City from Moultrie, Georgia. By February 2010 the Polarmatic factory was opened on First Street with 11 employees on payroll. An automation specialist for paper mills by day, Hobson decided to put his skillset to work in the ice business after a church friend suggested the idea. Three prototypes and three years later he sold his rst machine. To date, the company has sold over 150 ice machines to farung locales such as North Dakota, Texas, and the Virgin Islands. Not forgetting about the Sunshine State, Polarmatics units can be found in Callaway, coming soon in Eastpoint and now open in Port St. Joe near Smileys Detailing. To make the best product possible, Hobson brought all production in-house, from assembly to electronics programming, service, sales, and even graphic design which allows Polarmatic to give each machine a custom look according to the customers wants and needs. To build the machines, many parts are purchased locally from shops like Ramseys Printing, Johnnies Trim Shop, and Mize Plumbing Services and Supplies, Hobson said. Its a true family business. While Mike considers himself the ideas man, his wife Michelle is the companys Corporate Secretary. Their son, Makale, a high school senior, wires all of the computer control panels by hand. Even though its technical and often complicated, Makale likes seeing his hard work along the side of the road. Its cool when I see them. I helped put it out there, he said. John Pritchard, the quality and engineering manager oversees the companys modular vehicles and remains constantly in awe of the machines. None of the other ice machines are built like this, he said. In April of 2013 Polarmatic will roll out a new website and marketing plan and theyre currently exploring deals with the U.S. Army and potential customers as far away as Spain and Italy. Hobson sees his machines as a way to help the world. In times of disaster or crisis when ice and water is desperately needed, hed like to be able to roll a Polarmatic ice machine up to the area and be able to wheel it back out once the problem has been solved. 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This is a public health risk. Cothran asked that locals do their part to slow down the bugs and follow the Five Ds of Mosquito ControlDrain all standing water, avoid dawn and dusk, dress in long sleeves and pants and defend yourself by using appropriate bug spray. Commissioners Carmen McLemore, Joanna Bryan and Tan Smiley, who oversaw the meeting, put into motion a local state of emergency for the county until the mosquito population had diminished. Well get through it, said McLemore. MOSQUITOS from page A1 PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER| The StarLeft: Lake Grove Road suffered a wash out last week due to ash ooding. Right: Flood waters along Lake Grove Road are now home to a mosquito infestation.

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As many of you know, I have a godmother named Phyllis who lives in Gary, Indiana. I have never seen her, but I talk to her on the phone three or four times a week. Thats the way it started; she called me by mistake a couple of years ago. At the time, I was visiting relatives in the South driving around my hometown in Alabama. We talked about her dialing the wrong number and I pulled off the road into a parking lot and continued the conversation for about 30 minutes that rst time. Since then, we have continued to talk. If I go for a few days without calling her, she will call and pretend to be mad. I enjoy talking to her; I even enjoy it when she pretends to be mad at me. When my mother passed away, Phyllis decided to be my godmother. Phyllis turned 92 at the beginning of February. In the past couple of years, I have learned that Phyllis has grandsons who played in the NFL, a brother in New York who she needs me to preach at every once in a while and a new great granddaughter living pretty close to where I live. Recently, she called me while I was in the classroom, teaching one of the college mathematics courses I enjoy teaching. One of my rules in the classroom has to do with no cell phones, texting, etc. My students understand that Phyllis is the exception. If she calls, I will answer the phone. I never know if it will be the last time I hear her voice. On this day, I put my cell phone on the speaker and let her talk to my students. She was very kind and called them all, Sweetie Pies. All of them told her, Hello. She often gets mixed up and thinks that I am teaching young children. The students I am teaching are understanding and enjoy hearing her talk. The rst time my students hear her, I can see the look in their faces and what they are asking Your godmother is an African-American living in Gary, Indiana? Why not? Like a lot of older folks, Phyllis sometimes repeats herself and her stories. I dont mind. I consider it a blessing. I dont even mind when she starts in on her preaching, because in all honesty it is impressive what she knows. Phyllis always tells me that a lot of her relatives dont like her calling because she is preaching and talking about the Bible all the time. After telling everyone hello and calling them sweetie pies, Phyllis told me she would call back later in the afternoon. She knows what time I drive home and how long my commute is. Phyllis probably has it either written down or marked on the clock. Again, that is just ne by me. Later in the afternoon on my commute home, my phone rang and the big fancy P showed up on the screen of my cell phone. It was Phyllis. I put it on the hands-free speaker thing and let her roll. In other words, sometimes I just listen. The value of just listening is something that should never be underestimated. On this afternoon, I got a lesson in Entomology and Zoology, or more speci cally, bugs and animals. For the past two years, it seems they have been trying to rid Phyllis complex/home of bugs. Phyllis calls them chinches or bed bugs. They bite her and worry her continuously. It is concerning. However, it sounds like they have pretty much taken her apartment apart trying to kill them all. On this afternoon, she told me that they even pulled up the oor. I cant imagine, but I get a pretty vivid picture. What does Phyllis say about this? She says, Our God is wonderful isnt he? Can you believe that? She really does. She goes on to defend the chinches saying that the construction people built the apartment complex on top of their home and they have nowhere else to go. Whatever it is, bad, terrible or worse (the Chicago Bulls losing), Phyllis nds good in it. She loves the Bulls and will call me late at night and tell me what channel they are playing on. Im not much on the NBA, but I always thank her. After the bugs, she started talking about deer and how many she used to see in Virginia when she would come to visit. Again, she said the reason was that we took their home and they have no place There is always at least a little time for the fun stuff. And, as I have often found, when fun stuff arrives it often comes wrapped in lessons about passion for community and civic stewardship that are hiding in plain sight. Last week offered up several examples. One would be the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes. Less than three years ago this group of local ladies with a love for a particular dice game decided to roll for books. The idea was to attract as many Bunco players as possible to a day of cubes and food. Everybody would pay a small amount for the fun and the money collected would be donated to the Friends of the Port St. Joe Library. At the time, I had no idea what Bunco was beyond what Sgt. Friday taught me during his frequent excursions with the Bunco squad on Dragnet. In order not to date myself too much, lets say I learned this while watching reruns of Dragnet. In any case, until meeting with the Reid Avenue Babes the concept of Bunco conjured up all manners of vice. As for the game, I hadnt a clue and still dont. Anything more complicated that checkers is beyond me. But the library was certainly in need. This community asset was having its budget slashed as governments constrained on spending and so many perks of the library, magazines, newspapers, books on CD, entertainment DVDs, depended on the margin between fully-funded and cash shortfalls. That is where the Friends of the Library come in. The Bunco Babes decided they could assist the librarys mission with planned play-dates and hoped that the concept would nd suitable traction. Many times, such noble ideas die over time due to lack of attention; we have certainly seen our share. But nearly $10,000 and six fundraisers later, the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes are going strong. With nary a desire for the spotlight just try getting them all to pose for one photo. The library has more offerings, can allow visitors to check out more books on CD or DVDs, favorites among snowbirds, than ever before. In turn, the library, despite cutting hours as a result of those budget shortfalls, has become even more of an asset, with membership, computer use, books on loan and other numbers on an upward arc. The Reid Avenue Bunco Babes have become bricks to the foundation of the Port St. Joe Public Library, their twicea-year fundraisers the mortar to constructing a better, more useful library. At this juncture, it would be impossible to move on without a mention of Cathy Colbert and the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library. Colbert is a tireless advocate of the library and her community, a smiling presence whether in the classroom where she continues to teach even after passing retirement age or in the community. She is a picture of grace, charm and a marvel of thanks whenever the Bunco Babes come around with their checks, unfailing in her generosity towards the Babes efforts and ability to work so tirelessly for the library. And among the ranks of those Bunco Babes is Dana Boyer, named the Volunteer of the Year by the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce last week. Calling Boyer the Volunteer of the Year, however, seems almost like saying Elvis had pretty hair. Last year, with the Board of County Commissioners and Port St. Joe City Commission in a bit of kerfuf e regarding paying for the annual Fourth of July reworks show in the city, Boyer took the baton and sped ahead. She began a private-sector fundraising campaign and even in a tight economy her efforts secured more than $6,000 in contributions. A reworks display that is a community staple was transformed from a dud to cracker jack. Last fall, the annual Ghosts on the Coast Halloween celebration was endangered, with the Chamber and many small businesses wondering whether the expense and energy of the event was worthwhile. Boyer was undaunted. Ghosts on the Coast, she said, was a tradition, something residents marked on their calendars each year. And Boyer de nes that old maxim about wills and ways. She solicited support among the small-business community and launched a campaign for candy donations so those businesses would not feel they were bearing the brunt of the expense for an event from which others derived so much. No seeking of public or personal glory, no desire for honori cs or monetary gain. Just a passion to improve the community, to maintain the fabric of that community wherever fraying appeared, to continue the traditions that help de ne that community. There is a popular clich characterizing governmental actions that bene t multiple parties, agreements that carry mutual satisfaction of goals reached. In folks like the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes, Cathy Colbert and Dana Boyer the community is fortunate to have people who see, in almost any situation, a win-win direction. Leon was not the fourth man! Keyboard KLATTERINGSPhyllisologyBooks, babes and Boyer TIM CROFTStar news editor I was just nishing up a talk over at that big church in Panama City Beach about that fourth man in the re when an older gentleman sitting towards the back raised his hand. Now, I gured he wanted some clari cation as to exactly how many dissidents King Nebuchadnezzar had ordered tossed into the ery furnace. Perhaps he was going to ask me how those three bound men got untied amongst all the heat. Lord, I was hoping he wasnt wanting me to spell Shadrach, Meshach or Abednego! It crossed my mind as I recognized him that he might want to know if this was a literal story or some form of Christian hyperbole, or parable, aimed at teaching the brethren the importance of standing rm. At the very least he would expect some sure nuff Ecclesiastical explanation as to the presence and pertinence of the fourth man. You know how those Baptist can be at times.. He cleared his throat and fairly shouted, Is Leon a real person and are those stories you write about him absolutely true? My notes fell off the podium. I heard a murmur go through the choir behind me. The pastor turned as red as a fresh pulled rhubarb. The pianist, who had retaken her seat in anticipation of my concluding statements, accidentally hit a b at. The whole congregation leaned forward so as not to miss my answer. I have been asked that question a thousand times over the years. It has come up at Lions Club meetings, talks before the Historical Society, at VFW breakfasts, once at a Florida Property Appraisers Convention and numerous times coming out of restaurants, running onto the football eld or standing in the paint department at the hardware store. I reckon this was the rst time I had been confronted from the pulpit. I looked that big fellow right in the eye and said, Sir, Leon is as real as that fourth man in the re! Folks have from time to time read my little stories and commented on my vivid imagination; or my air for spinning a yarn. I appreciate their thoughts but they miss the point entirely. I dont make this stuff up! Imagination has nothing to do with it! Im not smart enough nor do I have the ability to make something out of nothing! Leon is as real as rain. I grew up, as I have often stated, out at the end of North Stonewall Street in McKenzie, Tennessee. LaRenda Brad eld is real. Miss Carolyn Blades was my rst grade teacher. Miss Polly Rucker taught me high school English. David Paschall ran over me so many times in football I have his helmet marks to this day permanently indented in my chest. We ate hamburgers at the City Caf. We bought our kites, candy corn and Valentine cards at the Ben Franklin Store. We spent hours trying to catch the gold sh in the city square pond. I got Smiley Burnettes autograph in 1958 where the McKenzie Banners of ce is today. We bought cherry cokes and malted milkshakes at John Motheralls drugstore. We escaped the humdrum of life at the Park Theatre chasing bad guys across the screen with Roy, Hoppy and Gene. We played baseball in the open lot between Ricky Hale and Jimmy Mabrys houses. That eld is still there it has just shrunk some over time. It was a normal mid America life from a generation ago. There were thousands of towns, city squares, malt shops and movie theaters just like ours. I hope it doesnt offend anyone that I just happen to believe mine was the best! Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, had a better childhood than we did! Leon was a big part of it. As his younger brother I knew him better than most. That could be a good thing but then again, that could cost you, too. If he wanted to play Stalag 17 he would make me go up on the roof with a ashlight to be the German sentry. It was a two story house and I had to crawl out an upstairs window onto the small porch roof and then jump and catch the ledge of the upper roof and pull myself up over the edge to reach the top. Id then sprawl out on the roof peak overlooking the side yard, trying to shine the light on Leon, Joe Gooch or Jackie Burns as runaway prisoners. If Leon tired of this game, hed throw walnuts or dirt clods at me to see if he could knock me off the roof. Leon was living outside the box even before there was such a thing. As a matter of fact, he couldnt even see the box from where he was enjoying life. If you could think of it, he would try it! If it seemed impossible or made no real practical sense he would be off and running before you could say Jack Sprat! I have simply made a semi-living for a while now recording those thrilling days of yesteryear. I might embellish a story here and there for effect. I dont know if youd say that was invoking literary license, good creative writing or expressing my poetic freedom. Daddy would say it was at out lying. It wouldnt matter that I was his middle son. But, even Dad would tell you, Leon is real. The town is real. The people are real. And the memories are real. And I thank God every day for them. 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, March 7, 2013 APage 4SectionSee CRANKS A5

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By JASON ALDERMANSpecial to The Star Natural disasters are inevitable, unpreventable and often come without warning. No part of the world seems to be spared, whether its a hurricane, earthquake, tornado, drought or ood. Even though such catastrophes cant always be predicted, their likely aftermaths often can, including property loss, power or water service disruption, scarcity of food and supplies or overtaxed relief organizations. Superstorm Sandy was a powerful reminder of why its vital to develop a family disaster plan. By planning ahead and knowing what you might need under dire circumstances, you can save yourselves a lot of time, money and grief. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers great suggestions for developing a family emergency plan, building an emergency supply kit, and learning what to do before, during and after emergencies even a plan for family pets (www.fema.gov). Once your physical safety has been assured, youll inevitably need to access important nancial and legal records, whether to le insurance claims, apply for loans or simply withdraw cash. Taking these few steps now will make accessing such information much easier when the time comes: Create a log of all account numbers, tollfree emergency numbers, contact information and passwords for your bank and credit card accounts, loans, insurance policies, utilities and other important accounts. Update it regularly and save copies in secure, offsite locations such as a safety deposit box or with a trusted friend living in another area. You can also email the list to yourself in an encrypted, passwordprotected le, save it on a CD or USB drive, or use a cloud-based storage service like Dropbox that will let you access it from any Internet connection. Make PDF copies of tax returns, insurance policies and legal documents and save offsite in the same manner as above, in case your les or computer are destroyed by re or ood. Also make digital copies of invaluable family photos, documents and memorabilia that money cant replace. Document your possessions. If you should ever need to le an insurance claim or claim a tax deduction for lost, stolen or damaged property, itll be much easier if you have an inventory of everything you own photos or videotape are even better. A few available tools: The IRS Casualty, Theft and Loss Workbook (IRS Publication 584) includes a worksheet for cataloging and estimating the value of your possessions. The Insurance Information Institute maintains a free, secure online home inventory software application that lets you access your home inventory, anywhere, anytime (www.iii.org). Your insurance companys website likely contains a downloadable inventory form. Make sure you fully understand what is and isnt covered by your insurance policies for natural disasters. You may need additional coverage for damage associated with hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes and other weather conditions. Also: Document any damage with photos or video before you start cleanup or repairs. Keep track of expenses you incur to prevent further damage, for temporary housing or to move your possessions for safekeeping, as they may be reimbursable under your insurance claim. Dont delay submitting your claim, since insurers often settle claims in the order led. FEMA provides information on how you might be able to get government assistance before, during and after a disaster at www. disasterassistance.gov. Bottom line: Develop a family emergency plan now and make sure everyone knows what to do when disaster strikes. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney. LETTERS www.starfl.comThursday, March 7, 2013 APage 5SectionBy BRANDON TODDContributing Writer In the last decade, the United States has been militarily occupying the Middle East in Iraq and Afghanistan in an attempt to combat terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, Haqquani, Hamas and most importantly Al Qaeda. We have already withdrawn from Iraq, and now America is on the verge of entirely withdrawing forces from the Middle East out of Afghanistan. The big question is should America maintain a presence in the Middle East? Yes we should. Our primary goal in the region is to prevent terrorist networks from taking over. It is also vital that we defend our major ally in the region; Israel. It is in the National Security interest of the U.S to maintain both an overt and covert presence in the Middle East. If we fail to eliminate terrorists, ght AlQaeda, and protect our allies, then we will not truly win the War on Terror. Our main ally in the region, Israel, is surrounded by several aggressive Islamic nations, and multiple radical terrorist organizations who actively preach Anti-Semitism, Anti-Americanism, and want nothing more than to see the destruction of Israel and America. I commend the Obama Administration of its tenacity as far as taking out so many leaders and af liates of the various terrorist organizations attempting to harm America, but I honestly think it will harm this country if our soldiers, and operatives withdraw from the region. Intervention is necessary in that part of the world to not only protect Israel, but also to prevent terrorism here on our own soil. The Middle East is a cesspool of chaos, but America should maintain a presence. In the long run terrorist organizations must be defeated and we can do so by continuing to occupy the region. Withdrawal from the region is not a good idea. Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt are radical Islamic regimes where Sharia is the constitution. These Islamic nations, along with a few more, are on the verge of having nuclear weapons. Do we really want to withdrawal our presence from a nuclear capable, Anti-American Middle East where terrorist organizations have such a powerful in uence? Of course not. We need to stop Irans nuclear program immediately and we cant do that through diplomacy and sanctions alone, but we can do that by continuing our occupation of the Middle East and taking military action against Iran if need be. The Obama Administration claims that we will be completely withdrawn from Afghanistan in 2014. American forces were fully withdrawn from Iraq in 2011, and it is still in chaos. We need to rethink our withdrawal plans. If we prematurely withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban could takeover. If the Taliban takeover Afghanistan then they will once again grant Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations a safe haven, and the entire Middle East could fall like dominos, and we will be back at square one. If we continue our occupation past 2014 the Middle East will be less likely to be overrun by terrorist organizations. If we had not invaded the Middle East after the events of September 11 and occupied the region as long as we have, then Al-Qaeda would have taken control of the Middle East and united the region with Anti-Americanism. I, like many other Americans, do want to see our troops come home. They deserve too. But, I also realize the importance of America maintaining a heavy military presence in that part of the world, and if we withdraw to soon then we risk losing the great gains we have made. We must understand that the point of our occupation of the Middle East was not to achieve any type of victory. The strategy has been to gather enough intelligence, put enough boots on the ground, and do enough drone strikes to destabilize and establish democracy in the region, to prevent it from harboring terrorists and doing us or our allies further harm. Truthfully, I think we have done a great job under President Obama in that regard, but our job is far from nished. The Benghazi massacre committed by Al-Qaeda af liated terrorists shows the need for continued US presence in the Middle East. I am still, like many other Americans, very angry about the assassination of Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three other Americans in Benghazi on 9/11/2012. I am also disappointed at how the Obama Administration handled the Benghazi massacre. I do know this though; those Americans assassinated in Benghazi will not be forgotten and they will be avenged. Their deaths were not in vain, but rather they show the need for America to maintain its presence in the region. Also the attacks upon Israel by Hamas show the need for US presence in the region. Overall, because of our intervention the Middle East, Al-Qaeda has been greatly weakened. The terrorist organizations dream of a united Anti-American Islamic Empire will never see the light of the day. If America maintains a presence in the Middle East we will defeat Al-Qaeda and other terrorist networks, we can prevent Iran from creating a nuclear weapon, we can protect Israel, and we can make the world safe for democracy once again. We should not give up on the War on Terror. We must stand up in the face of evil and ght it, no matter how long it takes or how complicated it may be. America will prevail. Brandon Todd lives in Howard CreekBy ED MCATEERContributing Writer How can you get what you want from life if you do not know what it is that you want? Over the past years, I have observed a problem within our society in it seems to be that a great many people feel lost, confused, and are without a sense of purpose. They have no direction in their lives and seem to be oating about aimlessly. Going from relationship to relationship, job to job, day to day, seeking happiness in material possessions, and always wanting more but doing less to achieve. In the United States, young people today, in general, are less likely to practice organized religion than older generations, and they are more probable to be skeptical about religious institutions. A recent study at a major university looked at 1,385 people aged 18 to 25 and found that more than half of those in the study said that they did not pray regularly before a meal. Two-thirds said that they never had discussed religion with friends, attended religious services, or read religious material. Twentyve percent of those studied did not identify themselves as religious practitioners. Unlike generations that have gone before them, they are much more pampered, nurtured and programmed with a slew of activities since they were toddlers, that make them both high-performance and high-maintenance. They seem to believe in their own self-worth and do not really care that much for others or what others think of them. This is a dramatic generational turn around. What is it they long for but cannot nd? They seem to give up to easy and embellish no kind of satisfaction for a life purpose. Everything must be now, without any conscience of having patience for tomorrow or what will come along down the road. Troubling to me is they seem to be okay with this attitude. If you (or someone you know) are unhappy with life could it be because you do not have a direction or sense of purpose in life? Is it because you wake up in the morning with no goal to work towards, idly hoping that fortune will send something good your way? You may very well have many dreams and desires, but without knowing exactly what you want, you are not going to be able to work towards it. While it may come as a surprise to you, it is, in fact, no wonder that you are not successful or making progress towards reaching those goals if you do not know what you want. Every single action you take and every bit of energy you spend should be contributing towards achieving your goals in life. Either your schoolwork, job, or business should be a medium towards achieving your goal, or it should be the goal itself. Working in a job that is a stepping-stone towards neither your goal nor your end-goal is a waste of your life. Do you realize that any relationship that causes stress, anger, or sadness is a relationship that is delaying you from reaching your goals and thus should be ended as quickly as possible? Even your diet and exercise schedule should contribute towards you reaching your goals. Eating junk food is bad for your system and will result in disease and lack of energy, thus it is holding you back, and it is a habit that should be abandoned. You may ask yourself what the point of having goals is. I mean, we are all going to die and nothing we do really matters, right? That is exactly why it does matter. You have one short life on this earth and there are no do-overs, so make this life count. The kind of goals I am referring to are things that you want from life. It does not have to be a material gain or even some sort of measurable achievement. A goal can be something as simple as living a life full of love and happiness with friends and family. A goal is something that makes your life worth living. I believe when you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always gotten. If you want something you have never had, then you have to do something you have never done. Do not worry about how far you still have to go, instead look at it as how far you have already gotten. Never give up on the brink of your miracle. Miracles happen every day. The past is history; the future is a mystery and right now is a gift, which is why they call it the present. You have no idea what tomorrow will bring, so be thankful for every single moment that you are alive. Be grateful for your family, friends, and the local veterans who fought to give you the freedom you experience. Be grateful for the food you eat, for the fact that you have a warm, dry place to sleep with a roof over your head. Millions of people do not. May you live all the days of your life. Soak up every single drop of life you can, because all you will ever have is this moment, right now. Ed McAteer lives in Port St. Joe America should maintain a presence in the Middle EastThe run ends but the road never doesPrepare now for natural disasters JASON ALDERMANelse to go. I try to explain to her that we need to make dif cult decisions on the bugs and the deer, but shes 92 and Im not going to argue with her. Phyllis then went into about a 20 minute dissertation on deer having hooks on their heads (antlers). She wanted me to understand that deer werent born with those hooks on their heads. Of course, I made the mistake of asking her, Why not? She explained to me that the hooks/horns would tear the deer mommas stomachs up and they couldnt get out. It was fascinating, her logic was sound. I knew that deer werent born with antlers, but Phyllis just has a way with words. Later that evening, I decided to do a little Hook Research on deer antlers. There were a few things that I found very interesting. Most deer hunters probably know these things, but they are fascinating. Deer antlers are not horns like sheep, goats and cows have. Horns are typically not shed, antlers are. The annual antler cycle is controlled by the length of a day. The deers brain tells it how many periods of light and dark it has seen and the bucks produce testosterone and you have the antler cycle. Tests have shown with the light/ day periods are altered, bucks are unable to shed their antlers. One of the most interesting things I found about was the impact that an injury to the back leg of a buck has to subsequent antler development on the opposite site. In other words, the next time you see a deer with a normal antler/rack on the right and a twisted or stunted antler/ rack on the left, check its back right leg for injury. For some reason, after a buck has a serious injury to a hind limb, it will cause the opposite antler to be abnormal and stunted. The cause for this is unknown, perhaps I will ask Phyllis. It was noted that this stunting effect will persist even after the hind leg heals. I will continue to study Phyllis or Phyllisology while I can; I learn a lot of interesting things. You can nd more stories on Phyllis and other things that crank my tractor at www. CranksMyTractor.com. CRANKS from page A4

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LIVE BAIT FISHING SUPPLIES BEACH SUPPLIES Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) Monday Sunday: 7:00 AM 6:00 PM EST Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, March 7, 2013 OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater: Inshore:Flounder continue to be moving back closer to shore this week. Good reports from the Mexico beach canal, pier, and under the George Tapper bridge in St. Joe are still coming in. Trout and red fish will be on the run from all the freshwater coming down stream this week and holding in deeper holes and ledges in the bay. As the flood waters start to drain this week, most area streams and lakes are still full to the brim. Trot lines and bush hooks are a great way to take advantage of the catfish in the swift water. By FRANK SARGEANTfranksargeant@charter.net Early spring is sort of the of cial kickoff of what might be called Trap Time in Floridas Panhandle, the time when lipless crankbaits become the go-to lure for most guides, pros and expert anglers anywhere spring comes a month early. The trigger is the budding growth of hydrilla and other underwater weeds on many lakes. In summer the plants often grow in vast, solid mats all the way to the surface, making it impossible to sh with anything but a weedless-rig soft plastic slow and tedious. But winter causes these big mats to die back, and the dead vegetation then washes away with wind and waves. They never disappear in Florida lakes, but theyre considerably reduced. Though the weeds are decimated, the bass they harbored never go far away, and as soon as the rst new shoots start out of the bottom in late winter and early spring, the sh are back in these locations. But now, the ideal lure for rapidly nding and catching the sh is a fast-moving lipless crankbait. Its quick, its easy and its fun. Lipless crankbaits basically are slabs of hard plastic, apparently originated by Bill Lewis in the 1960s and the name of his invention, the Rat-L-Trap, has become almost generic for this type of lure though there now are dozens of imitations. (Lewis reportedly named the lure for the clattery old station wagon he used to drive the roads of the South delivering his lures to tackle dealers.) When the lure is cranked steadily, the attened head causes it to vibrate rapidly. And rattles inside the lure set up a racket that actually can be heard above the surface as well as below. Fish apparently are attracted by both the sight and sound; the lures have caught millions of bass over the past 40 years. Rat-L-Traps are available in seven sizes from 1/8 ounce to 3.5 ounces the to ounce versions are preferred for bass shing. Chrome colors always are good choices, but many anglers also do well with lures nished in various shades of red at some lakes, for whatever reason. (Wes Higgins, company president, tells me a new color, Cali-Craw might be the secret weapon this spring its got the favored reddish hues laid over a chrome base, giving both ash and that attractive wounded craw sh coloration.) No-brainersThe great thing about lipless crankers is that they are truly nobrainer lures; throw them out on points and creek bends, reel them back fast enough to feel the vibration and youll catch sh, especially if shed around shad schools or breaking bass. (If you need to get deeper, choose the larger, heavier models the retrieve speed can be maintained while the lure stays deep because of the extra weight.) The compact shape and high density make it possible to throw them great distances, reaching way out to schoolers you see at the surface. But there are ways to make them even more effective. One is ripping the lure, allowing it to sink just enough to tick the sprouting weeds, then snatching it forward hard enough to shake the weeds from the hooks each time you feel a snag, then letting it fall again. The dart and ash of the lures often triggers strikes from sh that could pass up a steady retrieve, with the strikes typically coming on the fall or just after you start cranking again. Bumping stumps, rocks and logs is similarly effective. Crank until you hit something, hesitate just a second, then crank some more, often the strike comes just after the movement starts again. And because of the shape of the lures, they are good for skipping under low-hanging docks. The lower and wider the dock the better, and the farther underneath you can scoot them, the more often youll get bit. Most anglers use a 6:1 or faster reel to work trap-style baits; slower ratios make it too tough to keep up the speed that works best. Mono or uoro lines testing 15 to 20 pounds are favored. They give a bit of stretch on the ght, and for these easily-tossed lures, that can help in getting sh to the boat. Braid, which works great in some applications, is not what you want for lipless crankbaits, it pulls the hooks frequently. Rods with fairly soft tips are favored for the same reason, fast rods tend to pull the hooks on these lures too often. TRAP TIMEStar Staff ReportMarch is Archaeology Month. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park teams up with the Florida Public Archaeology Network each March to present a program to educate the public. This year the park has also teamed with the St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve. Christopher Hunt, a University of South Florida graduate research assistant, will present an archaeology lecture, A Forgotten Community: Archaeological Documentation of Old St. Joe from 6-7 p.m. ET, Friday, March 29, at the St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Center, located at 3915 State 30-A in Port St. Joe. The following day, Saturday, March 30, will be Archaeology Day, with two events scheduled. The rst is 10 a.m. until noon ET, at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, 8899 Cape San Blas Road in Port St. Joe. The second is 2-4 p.m. ET, at the Constitution Convention Museum State Park, 200 Allen Memorial Way in Port St. Joe. At both of these events folks can have artifacts identi ed, learn about archaeology in your area, pick up information and learn about upcoming events. These events are free and open to the public. For more information call 595-0050, ext. 103. By RICHARD HANTZContributing Writer There is a point when the condition, finish on your boat cannot be restored by polishing and waxing. In fact, applying wax to a dried out gelcoat finish will look worse than when you started. If your boat lacks luster, that is no reflection or shine, the finish has dried out and the top layer of gelcoat must be removed through the sanding process. Caution: you can go too far and do more harm than good. Step one: Wash your boat with detergent soap, using a Scotch-brite pad, available at an auto supply store. We suggest you place the pad in a bucket of water and allow to soak overnight before using. Step two: Begin wet sanding, using a spray bottle with water and a few drops of dish washing detergent thoroughly moisten an area about two to three feet in diameter. Using a 600 grit, wet/dry sandpaper, begin sanding in a back and forth direction applying light pressure. Continue sanding area until you feel a uniform lack of resistance. Move on, one section at a time, overlapping areas, until you have sanded the entire boat. Step three: Repeat sanding process, this time using a 1,200 grit wet/dry paper. Step four: Compound buf ng, using 3M superduty compound, which is liquid sandpaper, and a seven inch polisher/ sander, begin buf ng and watch the luster and shine reappear. Step ve: Polish and wax. Note: We use 8 x 11 sheets of sandpaper, cut in half and wrap around a sponge to make it easier to grasp. Polisher/sander: There are many brands available. The less expensive are less powerful and require more effort to restore the shine. Be prepared to spend $150-$200 for a quality polisher and use a cotton/muslin buf ng pad instead of foam. Boats need love, too! Restoring the luster and the shine to dried out gelcoatsArchaeology Month events Fast moving, lipless crankbaits

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Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School track team competed in the 13th Annual Chiles Invitational Track Meet in Tallahassee over the past weekend. The meet was Port St. Joes rst of the season and they competed against nine other schools, the Tiger Sharks the lone Class 1A school. The Port St. Joe girls nished sixth. Nicole Enders won the pole vault, with Celeste Chiles third and Celeste Thursbay fourth. Dantasia Welch nished second in the triple jump and, along with teammates Maliyah McNair, Synolia Fennell, and Jamrion Larry, nished fth in the 4 by 100 relay. Maya Robbins was third in the 100 and 200 meters. McNair was sixth in the 300 meter hurdles and the Port St. Joe team of Damari Cutler, Destiny Gadson, Zykeriah Pittman, and Ziya Fedd was fourth in the 4 by 400 relay. The Sprint Medley team of Cutler, Pittman, Gadson, and Geona Koce nished fourth and Michell Pryor placed fourth in the shot put and fth in the discus. Westover High (GA) won the meet, with Tallahasse Leon second, Gainesville High third, the host school fourth and Tallahassee Lincoln fth. Port St. Joe beat Thomas County (GA) Central, Marianna, Community Christian, and Brooks County (GA). The Port St. Joe boys nished eighth. NNamdi Davis scored all the Tiger Shark points, winning the triple jump and 200 meters, placing third in the long jump and fourth in the 100 meters. The Port St. Joe teams will compete in the Ram Relays at Rutherford High School this Saturday.Star Staff ReportDefensive miscues proved Port St. Joes undoing as the Tiger Shark baseball team fell to county rival Wewahitchka last Friday 6-3 in Wewahitchka. Austin Clayton started and went the distance, allowing just two earned runs and 10 hits while striking out seven and walking one. Austin pitched well enough for us to win, said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon. But when you commit six errors its tough to win a close game. Rashard Ranie started and went four innings for the Gators. He allowed five hits, one earned run and struck out one. Jay Shiver came on in relief and pitched three innings, allowing no earned runs and while striking out four and earning the win. Tyler Worley paced the Tiger Shark offense, going 2 for 4, while Will Ramsey was 2 for 3. Bryan Harris was 2 for 3 for Wewahitchka and scored a run and Ranie was 2 for 4 with a triple, double, run-scored and two runs batted in. The day before the two county rivals played, Franklin County one-hit Wewahitchka during a 13-0 win. Port St. Joe is 2-3 and headed into a stretch of three district games this week. They were at West Gadsden on Tuesday, play at Blountstown at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight in a makeup game and host Blountstown at 7 p.m. ET on Friday. The junior varsity plays Blountstown at 5 p.m. ET on Friday. Wewahitchka was at Franklin County on Tuesday. During next weeks Spring Break, Port St. Joe will be at Altha on Monday and host a pair of Mississippi high schools on Tuesday and Thursday, with junior varsity playing at 5 p.m. ET each day followed by the varsity at 7 p.m. ET.Star Staff ReportGraceville held off host Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School in 12 innings on the softball diamond last Thursday in a game during which the Lady Gators pounded out 15 hits. Naomi Parker started for the Lady Gators and faced 45 batters in the 9-5 loss, striking out seven and walking two. She was the losing pitcher for not for lack of effort. Ashleigh Price pitched the nal innings, walking one of the four batters she faced. Parker was 4 for 6 at the plate and Jessica Smith was also 4 for 6 to lead the Lady Gator attack. Price had two hits and a run-scoring sacri ce y. Kristen Stephens and Brianna Bailey also had two hits in ve at-bats with run-scoring sacri ce ies. The Lady Gators are at home to Vernon tonight and play at Blountstown on Friday. On Monday, Wewahitchka lost 4-3 in seven innings at Cottondale, the hosts scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh after the Lady Gators took a 3-1 lead in the top half. Price as 3 for 3 with a triple, Bailey and Cecily Hale had run-scoring singles, Sam Hoover had a hit and Jessica Smith a hit and RBI. Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team won two of three district games last week as the Lady Tiger Sharks improved to 3-2. The week started with a visit from Blountstown. Behind a hitting barrage and the pitching of Stephanie Brinkmeier and MaKayla Ramsey Port St. Joe won 11-1 in a game ended after ve innings based on the mercy rule. Brinkmeier started and went four innings and Ramsey pitched the nal inning. Christian Laine had three hits and Addison Rice, Haley Wood and Shannon Pridgeon each had two hits. The Lady Tiger Sharks hosted South Walton on Friday and won 7-6 in nine innings. Ramsey went the distance on the mound, allowing 11 hits while striking out six and walking two. Brittany King was 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles to lead the Port St. Joe offense. Wood, Pridgeon and Ramsey each had two hits. The week ended on a sour note Saturday and a trip to Liberty County. The Lady Bulldogs won 13-2. Savannah Miles, a freshman, made her pitching debut for Port St. Joe. Miles, Wood and Brinkmeier each had a hit for the Lady Tiger Sharks. Port St. Joe is at Bozeman tonight in another district matchup and the junior varsity hosts North Bay Haven at 6 p.m. ET on Friday. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team won two of three district games last week as the Lady Tiger Sharks improved to 3-2. The week started with a visit from Blountstown. Behind a hitting barrage and the pitching of Stephanie Brinkmeier and MaKayla Ramsey Port St. Joe won 11-1 in a game ended after ve innings based on the mercy rule. Brinkmeier started and went four innings and Ramsey pitched the nal inning. Christian Laine had three hits and Addison Rice, Haley Wood and Shannon Pridgeon each had two hits. The Lady Tiger Sharks hosted South Walton on Friday and won 7-6 in nine innings. Ramsey went the distance on the mound, allowing 11 hits while striking out six and walking two. Brittany King was 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles to lead the Port St. Joe offense. Wood, Pridgeon and Ramsey each had two hits. The week ended on a sour note Saturday and a trip to Liberty County. The Lady Bulldogs won 13-2. Savannah Miles, a freshman, made her pitching debut for Port St. Joe. Miles, Wood and Brinkmeier each had a hit for the Lady Tiger Sharks. Port St. Joe is at Bozeman tonight in another district matchup and the junior varsity hosts North Bay Haven at 6 p.m. ET on PSJ softball wins two of threePORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.comThursday, March 7, 2013 APage 7SectionSPECIAL TO THE STAR | Steve WheltonShannon Pridgeon had four hits in three games last week for Port St. Joe.Wewahitchka downs Tiger Sharks BALLPLAYSPECIAL TO THE STARCeleste Chiles, a seventh-grader, took third in the pole vault.Port St. Joe competes at Chiles Invitational Lady Gators lose two close ones

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, March 7, 2013They see that we have a great deal of local talent and intend to use that talent as much as possible, Alsobrook said. On another aspect of the relocation of the lighthouse, Preble Ris Engineers, which has offered to serve as project manager free of charge, will provide a full scope of work to commissioners at their next meeting, said Clay Smallwood, III. Smallwood said the company undertook considerable research to put together a proper scope of work to bring to commissioners and the work had not yet been completed.Pipe replacementThe rst phase to replace some 20 miles of aging water pipe should be fully completed in the next two weeks, Smallwood said. The pipe, eight miles in the initial phase, is in the ground and patching of roadways should be completed this week with preparation for grassing next week. The city is examining right now materials for a section of Marvin Avenue to be replaced by Public Works staff is being bid ways to reduce the cost of subsequent phases of the project by performing the work in-house. The Marvin Avenue section is a test project to examine whether the city could perform major portions of phase two work in-house to save signi cant money in contracting costs. Meanwhile, Public Works director John Grantland said the years rst round of uni-directional ushing was moving to St. Joe Beach and onto Overstreet, which would complete the cycle. City staff will move back into the city proper to begin the next round later this year. An eight-month water study aimed at pinpointing the cause of water discoloration plaguing the city the past few years is nearing the rst major milestone, Smallwood said, the creation of a gap analysis identifying areas for collecting samples. Despite that, district ofcials argued in the run-up to Tuesdays election, the district remains a highperforming and honor roll district, with one of the highest graduation rates in the state, among the lowest dropout rates and an exploding number of high school students in college dual-enrolled courses. We turn out some pretty good kids, said School Board member Billy Quinn, Jr. Norton and the School Board had warned that should the levy not pass it would have a dramatic impact on staf ng, with the cuts equal to 20 percent of the workforce, academic offerings and extracurricular activities. This is about those little ones, said board member Linda Wood. The board also agreed to promises made four years ago to continue to maintain the lowest LCI millage in the state LCI, the only component of funding over which the board has say, is for bricks and mortars and can not be used for operating expenses among other cost-cutting measures. It remains unclear where and how the district will meet the currently projected budget shortfall of $500,000. 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In a town hall meeting at the Washington Washington Improvement Group building last week, Gail Alsobrook, executive director of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency reported that the city was awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant for $200,000 to complete the project. In addition to replacing the sidewalks and adding additional parking spaces, storm water drain improvements would also be added to avoid future ooding on the road. The green technology planned to help make the storm drains work more ef ciently will require little maintenance after installation. This project is important to the economic development of a local commercial corridor, said Alsobrook. Clay Smallwood with Preble Rish Engineers showed plans for the new sidewalks to those in attendance. In addition to more parking, curbs will be made handicap accessible and crosswalk lines will be painted. A project two years in the making, Smallwood said he expects to have the nal designs by April. Some water lines in the area will also be replaced during the project. Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson asked everyone for patience during the replacement of sidewalks. You have to break some eggs to make an omelet, he said.. We have to make a mess before it gets better.PSJRA workshop on sidewalk projectClay Smallwood shows plans for the North Port St. Joe sidewalk project.WES LOCHER | The Stargetting funding, and developing effective marketing plans. This applies both to companies within Gulf County and those looking to begin operations within the community. Everything you need structurally, we help build, said Quen Lamb, who joined the SBDC in November 2011 and covers ve counties including Gulf. Lamb works with the local Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Councils to nd the best opportunities for businesses and assists in the planning of local workshops. The seminars and workshops are available for those who simply seek start-up advice and the SBDCs af liation with Gulf Coast State College has proven invaluable, giving locals the ability to learn from presenters who have real world experience to share. In addition to start-up documents and government contracts it also teaches specialty courses as needed, including QuickBooks basics and the business of import/export. Workshop schedules are posted both in the Gulf Coast State College schedule and online. Our teachers have a wealth of business background, said Lamb who has an extensive background in the medical business including ownership, management, marketing and sales. Were here to counsel, advise and assist. In addition to his work with the SBDC, Lamb has established an of ce for the Veterans Business Outreach Center program in Port St. Joe which provides additional services speci cally for military veterans. Lamb welcomes the added responsibilities, making note that he simply wants to assist new business owners to ful ll dreams of being in business for themselves. It never hurts to get free advice, said Deeson. Local people need to take advantage of it. Businesses interested in nding out how the SBDC can help them start or grow their companies can go online and ll out an application. A representative will call within 48 hours to schedule an appointment. BUSINESS from page A1 LEVY from page A1 DOCUMENTARY from page A1

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, March 7, 2013 BPage 1Section Centennial TRIVIAQuestion: By an act of the Florida State Legislature the new town was named Port St. Joe in order to distinguish it from the Old City of St. Joseph. When did this occur? Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com They will be telling tales this weekend at the Gulf Franklin campus of Gulf Coast State College. The second annual Shells & Tales event brings the magic of storytelling March 8-9. The event gets under way 4 p.m. ET Friday when Panama City humorist Pat Nease and Tallahassees Robyn A. Rennick will host a workshop Friday to cover storytelling basics. The course in public speaking is meant to remind attendees that everyone has a story to tell and provide the basic skills to help take theirs to the next level. On Saturday a 6 p.m. ET cheeseand-wine event will be held to feature local storytellers and live music. Neases journey to become what she refers to as a professional liar started in her youth when she told silly stories to her younger brother. From there Nease went onto teaching and found stories to be an amazing way to develop comprehension in the classroom. She cleverly used her method of storytelling to teach her students the state capitals. Using stories, children held onto the information I taught, Nease said. Outside of Florida, theres been a large interest in storytelling events, some drawing attendance of more than 10,000 people, Nease said. Nease is on a mission to bring that same passion to Northwest Florida. The hunger is there for stories. The audience is growing, she said. Shes not wrong. In fact, last years Shells & Tales was standing-room-only by the time it was over. Coastal Community Association Treasurer Brooks Jones, who was instrumental in the organization of this years Shells & Tales, said the event is unique. Its something that makes this area special, he said. Proceeds from the event bene t the CCA, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com From red paper clips to the tears of Dana Boyer, the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce held its 77th annual dinner last week. The red paper clips came from the keynote speaker and Boyers tears streamed after she was named the chambers Volunteer of the Year as the Chamber celebrated a year of change and progress. I am so honored, Boyer said after being named the Volunteer of the Year and walking a gauntlet of hugs to the Centennial Building stage. To be recognized by your fellow businesses, that is a real honor. I would not be able to do anything without them. Also, I would not be able to do anything without (husband) George Boyer. This is just such an honor for us. Boyer was recognized, specifically, for her work on two events. When Fourth of July fireworks were threatened with cancellation because of money, Boyer undertook a private sector fundraising campaign that secured more than $6,000 for the celebratory fireworks show. In the fall, Boyer was crucial in realizing the continuation of Ghosts on the Coast for Halloween, including a candy drive. Boyers award was the last on a night during which about 200 attendees feasted on food from Sunset Coastal Grille, enjoyed their favorite beverage and saluted a year of forward progress. Board president Guerry Magidson along with board members Dave Ashbrook, Steve Newman and Johanna White will leave the board. Magidson noted that the Chamber had added members, expanded its reach more fully to Wewahitchka and by years end had become a free-standing Chamber with economic development under a new organization.Star Staff ReportSacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will celebrate the third anniversary of the hospitals opening on March 15. A public open house will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. The event will include: Health screenings will be provided by the Mission in Motion bus; Northwest Florida Blood Services will be holding a blood drive; Hospital and Womens Center tours from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. ET; A Heritage Room display for the history of The Daughters of Charity; Bone density heel scan screening; Blood drive with Northwest Florida Blood Services, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET; Birthday cake to celebrate the anniversary. March 15 also is the celebration of St. Louise de Marillac, one of the founders of the Daughters of Charity. A service celebrating the feast day of St. Louise de Marillac will be held at 10 a.m. ET in the hospital chapel. The Daughters of Charity are the founders of the Sacred Heart Hospital System. All are welcome to attend. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf opened in Port St. Joe in 2010 to serve residents of Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties. The 19-bed facility features 24-hour emergency services, inpatient services, surgical services, a full complement of diagnostic and laboratory services, and a helipad to be used by Sacred Hearts regional air ambulance service to provide rapid transport for trauma or critically ill patients. The hospital is operated by Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola and a part of Ascension Health, the nations largest system of Catholic, not-forprofit healthcare facilities. For more information about Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, visit online at www.sacredheartonthegulf.org, find us on Facebook or call 229-5600. By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The numbers continue to come up for the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes. And that means the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library are the winners. The Reid Avenue Bunco Babes handed over a check for $1,426 last week to the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library, bringing the total raised by the Babes and their Bunco in less than three years to $9,055. This Bunco group is such a community-minded organization, said Cathy Colbert, president of the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library. These ladies have been great to Second annual Shells & Tales this weekendWES LOCHER| The StarFourth-graders at Port St. Joe Elementary School recently competed to be part of this years Shells and Tails. Sacred Heart on the Gulf celebrates 3rd anniversary Bunco Babes cash in for libraryThe Reid Avenue Bunco Babes have donated about $10,000 to the Friends of the Port St. Joe Public Library in less than three years. TIM CROFT | The StarSee BUNCO B5 Chamber celebrates 77 YEARSTIM CROFT | The StarCounty Judge Tim McFarland swears in new Chamber of cers Dwight Van Lierop, Barbara Radcliff, Trish Petrie and Zach Childs.New of cers sworn in, Dana Boyer is Volunteer of YearSee CHAMBER B5

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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 OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyJOY!Meet Joy, a Boxer/Hound mix. Joy walks well on her leash and is very attentive. She knows the command of sit and will roll over for belly rubs. Joy gets along well with other like-mindeddogs but does not care for the attention of cats. This girl would make a great dog for an active family. 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 Real Estate PicksOur local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast SELL YOUR LISTINGS HERE! Only $35 per week per listing Minimum 2 ads per week or 1 ad for 2 weeks Contact Joel or Kari for details: (850)814-7377 or (850)227-7847SOLD MLS 248360 $99,000 Beach Rex Anderson Society/School NewsB2 | The Star Thursday, March 7, 2013 DAZZLING DOLPHINS Front row: Alejandro Fonseca, Carson Hendricks, Karli Moore Back row: Erica Ramsey, Katie Dykes, Jaliyah Martinez, Caitlin White THE LIONS TALE Special to The StarFaith Christian Middle School students participated in the seventh annual Learning Fair. This fair allows participants to choose from subjects such as literature, Bible, history, and science. Weeks of research are gathered, and the nal product includes an in-depth written report, a backboard and handmade model to help demonstrate the students ndings, and a verbal presentation to three esteemed judges. The winner from the fourththrough the eighth-grade category was Catherine Bouington with her study of the history of Mount St. Helens. All of the students did a great job! Thank you to Tommy Pitts, Mike Patrick and Hiram Nix for judging. Reminder: Faith Christian School is now taking enrollment applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Call 850-229-6707 to reserve your star students place now. The Lions TaleSpecial to The StarNJROTC News 60 cadets and guests attended this years Military Ball on March 1 at the Tyndall Air Force Base Heritage Club. Travelling in long yellow stretch limos, the cadets and guests were treated to tradition, ceremony and a wonderful time. The highlight of the evening was the Commanders Waltz where all cadets, having learned to waltz in class, tripped the light fantastic. The Drill Competition scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 at FAMU was cancelled because of rain. The NJROTC is planning trip to the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center for an orientation visit, FAMU for a college campus visit and Gulf High School in New Port Richey for an Athletic Competition. SHARK BITES Any parent or guardian interested in receiving Shark Bites our weekly schedule of events, please email LCDR Marty Jarosz at mjarosz@gulf.k12. fl.us and we will put you on the list. Black History Celebration Thank you to Mr. Damien Byrd for his wonderful perspective at this years Black History Month celebration held on Feb. 28. A special thanks to all the students who made this event so memorable and to Mrs. Rachel Crews whose labor of love made it all possible. Football Spring football begins May 1. All interested students need to have a completed or updated sports physical to be eligible to practice. See Coach Gannon for more details. Physical forms may be picked up in the Main Office. Spring Break Port St Joe Junior Senior High Schools Spring Break will be March 11 15. Parents are asked to check with individual coaches for their practice/game schedule during that period. Classes will resume on Monday, March 18. Shark TALK Child Find Pre-K screeningStar Staff ReportGulf County Schools and FDLRS/PAEC will co-sponsor a free Child Find Pre-K Screening on Tuesday, March 19 in Wewahitchka and Thursday, March 21 in Port St. Joe. Each child will be screened in the areas of: learning, speech, social, vision and hearing for the purpose of identifying children with disabilities. Children ages 3-4 that are suspected to have a disability and are not enrolled in Headstart or public school are eligible to participate. Parent or guardians must call 866-277-6616 to schedule an appointment. Star Staff reportThe Area Agency on Aging for North Florida from Tallahassee will be at the Port St. Joe Senior Center from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 12. Representatives will be on hand to assist with Medicare health insurance information and Medicare questions and to give information on Emergency Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program. Audibel will be doing free hearing screenings and there will be free amplied telephone distribution for people hard of hearing. The public is invited to attend. Please call Debbie at 229-8466 for additional information.Star Staff ReportSacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf continues the yoga programs with new dates through May. Classes will be available in Port St Joe and Wewahitchka, at no charge The Port St. Joe classes will be offered beginning March 7 in Sacred Heart Hospitals Conference Room at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. ET. The classes will last approximately an hour. The early class will be chair yoga, a gentle form of yoga that uses chairs for poses and support. The 6:45 p.m. class will be traditional practice. Class dates are Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, April (no class on April 4) 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23. The Wewahitchka classes are at the Wewahitchka Senior Citizen Center thanks to the Gulf County Senior Center program. Classes are on Monday evenings and are ongoing through May 20 (with the exception of March 11). For more information or to register for this free program, call 229-5603.Senior service day at PSJ Senior CenterSacred Heart offers yoga programStar Staff ReportThe Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 10069 in Highland View will be serving up its annual corned beef and cabbage dinner, including carrots, onions, break and scrumptious desserts prepared by the Ladies Auxility at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 16. The evenings festivities include Karaoke by Wanda, a special St. Pattys Day Basket raffled and other surprises. Donation for dinner is $10. Remember, the dinner service begins at 6 p.m. and will continue until the food is gone. Take-outs will be available. All proceeds of the entire event will be donated to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Wear your green and join the Ladies Auxiliary for this worthwhile cause.VFW to host St. Pattys Day Dinner to bene t Relay for Life

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Forgotten patriots who supported the American struggle for independenceBy Catherine Marie BouingtonFifth grade Faith Christian School Margaret Cochran Corbin Margaret was born Nov. 12, 1751 in Pennsylvania. Five years later, a terrible Indian raid killed her Scottish-Irish father Robert Cochran, and captured her mother Sarah. Fortunately, Margaret and her brother were visiting their uncle at the time of the raid. Her uncle adopted and raised them. At the age of 21, Margaret married John Corbin, but they never had children. John decided to go to war to help the United States, so he enlisted under Captain Thomas Proctor. His troop was the Pennsylvania Artillery Continental Line. Margaret followed and therefore was given the name, camp follower. She and other wives cooked, did laundry, and nursed wounded soldiers. When she went to help her husband in the battleeld, she had good aim with the cannons; she cleaned, loaded and red them. Because of this, she got the attention of Cochrans company. Later, John died because of a gunshot by the Hessian troops. Margaret was also shot in the war. She received rst aid, but she did not fully recover and she could not use her left arm for the rest of her life. Eventually the British captured the fort, and they allowed the wounded soldiers to go free. The Hessian doctors examined the wounded and found that Margaret was the only woman there. It is surprising that she did not bleed to death or die of gangrene, because her wounds were so severe. Margaret was known as a rough and tough woman. She drank too much and hung around with male soldiers. The Philadelphia Society of Women wanted to make a monument in her honor, but when they met her they found she was drunk and impoverished, so they cancelled the memorial to the rst heroine of the Battle of New York. In 1779, she became the rst woman to receive a military pension from the United States. She received thirty dollars a month from the state of Pennsylvania. The state also sent someone to help her take care of herself since she was a wounded soldier in the Revolutionary War. On July 6, 1782, she remarried a fellow injured soldier in spite of her conditions. He was more of a burden than a relief to Margaret. But he died a year later. Margaret also died in 1880, just before her ftieth birthday. She was only one of two Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Old Cadets Cemetery. Margaret Corbin was forgotten for about 150 years, but her actions should be remembered. She showed the world not to be afraid to ght for freedom, and she set a good example to stand up for what you believe is right. It is important to remember this heroines bravery and patriotism and also to follow her footsteps.How did the faith and courage of Christopher Columbus give to mankind a new world?By Amy Rachelyn Butler11th grade Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Flashback to Aug. 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus and his crewmen left Spain aboard the Santa Maria, along with the Pinta and Nina at the sides. He wanted to nd a westward route to Asia, instead he found America. By nding America, he set in motion a widespread transfer of people, plants, animals, diseases and cultures, known as the Columbian Exchange. Christopher Columbus courage and faith had everything to do with him nding America, which is what most people do not realize about Christopher Columbus and his voyages. To begin with, Christopher Columbus lived in a religious age. He was Catholic, and well-known for the passion he had for his faith. He was engaged in all aspects of the Catholic faith; masses, penances, pilgrimages, retreats and the reading of the Bible. His son Ferdinand said, He was so strict in matters of religion that for fasting and saying prayers he might have been taken for a member of a religious order. When he went on a voyage, he and his crew prayed together daily and would close every day singing the Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen). The reason he named his ship the Santa Maria is because it means Holy Mary. The most important part of their journeys was not to get a source of income to reconstruct their deprived country, but to spread the Catholic faith to Asia and any lands they encountered on the way there. Moreover, Columbus was not insensitive to the riches that could be gained with direct trade with Asia, but it was the aspiration to broaden the Catholic faith to the new world that he desired. In other words, he wanted to share the Gospel with those who had never heard of Christ. In his writings, it explains that his ultimate goal was to spread Christianity throughout Asia. He had very little respect for the religions of the natives of other islands. He wanted them to be Catholic; he wanted the world to be Catholic and he would start with his rst voyage to the new world. After thirty-six days of sailing upon the Santa Maria, Columbus and his crewmen set food on the present day Bahamas, and claimed it for Spain. In his eyes, there was nothing wrong with establishing colonies and bringing natives under the rule of the European power. With our views today, this is wrong in dozens of different ways and would not be allowed. The view of the fteen hundreds is very far-fetched from what we believe today, so what Columbus was doing was not unusual for his time period. Furthermore, what is faith if there is no courage to back it up? Christopher Columbus had the type of courage that should be honored; he was dedicated and passionate when it came to his faith and his country. He was rejected many times for a threeship voyage of discovery, which would stop most people from pursuing their idea, but his courage and determination allowed him to continue to ask and wait for an acceptance. When the Spanish army captured the last Muslim stronghold in their war with the Muslims in January of 1492, the monarchs approved and nanced his mission to set sail for a westward route to Asia. Numerous critics told him that he had misjudged the size of the earth and he could not reach Asia westward because of the immense distance. Many were apathetic with Columbus and his voyages and tried to persuade him against going on any additional voyages. He ignored what people had to say and continued to believe in himself and his ideas. Although the critics were right about him underestimating the size of the earth, because of the belief he had in himself, he found America, and many other islands. But, he thought he had reached Asia and reported back to the royal court with the news. Without realizing it, Columbus started what is called the Columbian Exchange. America may not have ever become as diverse as it currently is and we have Christopher Columbus to thank for this. In conclusion, if it was not for Christopher Columbus faith and courage, America would not be what it is today. Today, America is diverse and extraordinary; Christopher Columbus is a huge contributor to what America came out to be. When he set sail in 1492, he was going out into a vast unknown. He had no idea what kind of obstacles he would face on his journey, he had no idea what was out in the ocean, regardless, he went and discovered the new world. His devotion to his faith led him to nding America and his bravery inspired the exploration era, which led to several more discoveries. He sends out a clear message, to believe in yourself and your faith; with those beliefs anything is possible.Forgotten patriots who supported American struggle for independenceBy Jimmy Kirk CummingsEighth grade Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School The journey to American Independence involved hardships and struggles. These struggles were shared by every American citizen, both free and slave. Many of our nations greatest heroes went without the recognition and appreciation they deserved, one particular group was African Americans. African Americans like Salem Poor, provided military, patriotic and public services in support of the American Revolution. It was a hard time for African Americans. Most of them were slaves and the few that were free did not have the same rights as the white men did. They were not able to vote, there were fewer jobs available for them, and they were treated unjustly. During the revolutionary war, loyalist slave owners would give their slaves to the British to ght with them, and American colonist slave owners would send their slaves to ght for the colonial army. They did not have the ability to choose who they were going to ght for. Despite all of this, the African Americans played a huge role in the ght for our independence. Salem Poor was one of the unsung African American heroes of the American Revolution. Although Poor was born a slave, he was able to buy his freedom in 1769 for 27 pounds. He later married a free black woman named Nancy and together they had a son. Despite cultural oppressions, Poor was able to ght for his country and help win her independence from England. As a free man, he enlisted in the Massachusetts militia and when the revolutionary war broke out, Poor fought alongside his fellow Americans in Boston, Massachusetts. Then on June 17, 1775, Poor, who at the time was about twenty-eight, fought in the battle of Bunker Hill. In this battle, Poor is credited with killing the British Lieutenant Colonel James Abercrombie. The death of their military leader lowered the morale of the remaining British soldiers and they were easily defeated. Salem Poor can be credited with this victory over the British, because of his bravery and skill led to the death of one of their leaders and ultimately the defeat of the British troops at Bunker Hill. That same month, General George Washington issued an order that black soldiers could no longer serve in the military, however, the ones that were already ghting were allowed to nish their tour of duty. Washington later reversed this order towards the end of 1775. Poor took this opportunity to re-enlist. He then fought in the battle of White Plains in New York. In 1776, Poor spent his winter with Washingtons forces in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. On December 5, 1775, fourteen Massachusetts army ofcers signed a petition stating that Poor behaved like an experienced ofcer, as well as a brave and gallant soldier. They suggested that Poor should be given the honor of military recognition, but there is no record that he ever received a citation for his bravery or his service to the United States of America. By the end of the war about seven thousand African Americans had served on the American side during the revolution. These men and the other groups of minorities that gave their support during the war are the reason we have this free country, the one we call home, and yet they are remembered by none. Is this the way we should treat them? No! The unsung heroes and forgotten patriots of the war deserve to be honored. Their bravery and military, patriotic and public services are the reason we are not ruled by a power-hungry tyrant today. Instead, we are a country of our own; a country governed by the people for the people. Tom Brokaw has said that, Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away. As a nation we should not be content to just let our nations heroes slip away. We need to recognize them for their sacrices and thank them for our freedom. We can show our gratitude to them by never forgetting who they are and what they have done and by making sure that future generations know them by name and honor them as the heroes they are. 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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 COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your homeFirst Church of the Nazarene2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2Sunday School............................10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith ChurchHOME OF THE POWERHOUSE YOUTHMINISTRIESPastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Welcome you to worship with us: Sunday 10:30am SundayNight Prayer 6pm Wednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433 TOUCHING LIVES WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS 6pm Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET Dr. Geoffrey Lentz Pastor First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander,Minister to StudentsNew Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor SundaySunday School.............9:00 am Worship Service............10:30 am Youth Groups...............5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am WednesdayDinner.5:00 6:00 pm AWANA.6:00 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry6:15 7:30 pm Prayer/Bible Study.6:30 7:30 pm Read the Bible for Life Class6:15 7:30 pm Nursery..6:00 7:30 pm SUNDAY : WORSHIP AT SUNSETPARK 8 AM (CST) 10:30 AM (CST) ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BIBLE CLASS 9:30 AM (CST) MONDAY : LIFETREE CAF 7 PM (CST) TUESDAY: MENS BIBLE STUDY 6:30 PM (CST) THURSDAY: WOMENS BIBLE STUDY 5 PM (CST)1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL(850) 648.1151 www.livingwateratthebeach.com Chris Purswell Knowles, 19, passed away March 1, 2013. Chris was born May 2, 1993 to Shannon Knowles and Mike Purswell and graduated from Jackson County High School in 2011. Chris was a bighearted, loving child, always laughing or trying to make someone laugh. He loved to sing. He is survived by his mom, Shannon Knowles and stepdad, Shaun Hill; his father, Mike Purswell; his brother, Joshua Knowles and Kheyndra; grandparents, Jim and Connie Knowles; great-uncle Mickey Hooker; grandmother Irene Melvin; stepgrandparents, Barbara and Hays Hill; his aunts Crystal Knowles and Dana Knowles; his uncle David Knowles, and cousins, family and friends. His funeral service was on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 1 p.m. C.S.T. at Honeyville Methodist Church, conducted by David Taunton. Interment followed in the family plot in Roberts Cemetery. The family received friends at the church for an hour prior to the service. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka Branch Chapel. FAITHThursday, March 7, 2013 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Underwood family Card of ThanksDuring the illness and passing of my husband you reached out to me, when I was in need. You came by my side and held me as I cried. You held out your hand, telling me, I understand. You gave me new hope, when I felt I could not cope. You cheered my heart when you made me laugh. You showed me love when life got really tough. At my point of need you blessed me with the love of Jesus. Thank you, Evelyn and the Underwood familySpecial to The StarThe topic of gun control will be explored at Lifetree Caf 7 p.m. CT on Monday, March 11. The Lifetree event, titled Inside the Gun Debate: To hunt? To defend? To assault? features lmed interviews with Tom Mauser, whose son died at Columbine High School, and Michael Lang, a concealed weapon rearms instructor. Lifetree representative Craig Cable said participants will have the opportunity to hear various viewpoints and to offer their own. This is a community forum for open discussion, Cable said. This Lifetree program is being offered at Lifetree Caf locations across the country as a means to inform citizens and nd answers to the questions surrounding gun issues, Cable said. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is 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. New Bethel AME presents the second edition of Jam for the Lamb gospel showcase at 6 p.m. ET Saturday, March 16. The event, offering the best gospel in Gulf County, will be hosted by Rev. Lawrence E. Gantt a.k.a. The Horn Blowing Preacher. The Jam for the Lamb will feature some of the most talented gospel artists in and around Gulf County, both youth and adult. For more information call Gantt at 832-8452 or Essie Vann at 814-4886. The church is at 146 Avenue C in Port St. Joe. Faith BRIEF ObituaryChris Purswell Knowles Although we have lost you, you are not gone, for in our hearts you still live on. The twinkle in your eyes are the stars at night, your smile is the sun shining big and bright. The wind in our face is your gentle kiss, the birds sing softly, like the voice we miss. When we see a rainbow above, We know what you are showing us your love.Forever loved and missed by your husband Luther and children Jafar, Douglas, Arzator and family. In MEMORYIn loving memory of Ruby Mae Baker03-18-29 to 03-01-02RUBY MAE BAKER Card of THANKS Jam for the Lamb at New Bethel AMEGun control discussed at Lifetree CafNot much has changed in the last two thousand years. God is so good to us that we get spoiled, then chastisement brings on tears. The Bible tells the story from beginning to end. How He blesses us so, yet, we slip right back to sin. I know sin is in our lives each day, but I think some folks get carried away. A man said on TV last week he was born gay and going to stay that way. I wondered then if he had ever read the Bible to see what God had to say. Politicians and actors are in the news most every day. Some live in adultery and some go either way. Many times, Christians get caught up in this life too. If you happen to be in this position, you should know what to do. Forgiveness is only a prayer away. To avoid chastisement, do it today. BillyJohnson Sin had its price This Lifetree program is being offered at Lifetree Caf locations across the country as a means to inform citizens and nd answers to the questions surrounding gun issues.

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, March 7, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICEA Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, March 18 2013 at 8:45 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the RobertM. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following: 1.Resume Tabled Variance Application Ellis C. Smith Parcel ID # 03806-085R Located in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida encroachmentinto road setback to within 10 of ROW.2.Preliminary Plat Application for a MinorSubdivision Timothy H. Jarrett Parcel ID # 06345-120R Located in Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida development of a four (4) lot subdivision.3.Variance Application Kathleen Gingrass Parcel ID # 03798-016R Located in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida encroachment into side setbackwith deck. 4.County Development Regulations and Policies 5.Staff, Public and Open Discussion The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 311.Ad #2013-47 Localthe library. We can not thank them enough. The Reid Avenue Bunco Babes, who get together for frequent games of the popular dice game, decided in the spring of 2010 to organize a tournament to benet the library. The money goes to the Friends, a non-prot with the goal to compliment to the librarys core mission, during a time when public funding for libraries has been slashed around the region and state. The Friends organization has exibility in how it spends the money, provided it is not for core bricks and mortar improvements that fall under the librarys operating budget. The Friends buy books, periodicals, newspapers, computer software and DVDs the library could not otherwise afford. For example, the latest donation from the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes who two weeks ago held their sixth library fundraiser in less than three years is earmarked for additional books, books on CD and for DVDs. It used to be that we had a limit on our DVDs and our books on CDs, Colbert said, noting that both items are popular with snowbirds. Now because of the Bunco Babes anybody can check out twice as many DVDs or CDs as they did before, four instead of just two. This is invaluable for us. The snowbirds love (books on CD and DVDs) and the snowbirds are very important to us. Despite a tighter operational budget, which has necessitated the closing of the library on Saturdays, the Port St. Joe Public Library remains a popular community asset. Memberships and visits are up, the use of the computers at the library is up and many use the free WiFi available at the library. On a recent weekday, several youngsters were at the computers working on class assignments to compensate for not having a computer at home. In part, that uptick in use was a product of an outreach program during which the library distributed brochures about its offerings to locals and tourists. They marketed the library this year and it made a difference, said Dana Boyer, one of the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes. The most recent fundraiser was held again at The Fish House Restaurant. Owner Eric Spilde opens on Sunday for the events, donates the bar receipts and donates anything above food cost back to the effort to support the library. It is amazing he is so generous, Colbert said. I dont know how we can thank him. Carlene Parker, another Bunco Babe, added, And he acts like he likes it. For the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes, the library fundraisers add some spice to their competition, which over the past two years has included a host of tourists and snowbirds as well as Bunco groups from beyond Gulf County. Its fun, said Nancy Swider of the Bunco Babes. We believe in the library. Its been a big part of our lives. BUNCO from page B1 Magidson said site visits by potential new businesses had increased during the past year and the Chamber is on solid footing heading into 2013. I want to thank all the board members for all their work this year, Magidson said. The Business of the Year was awarded to Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend Inc. The charitable nonprofit provides job training, education and employment to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, said Brooke Lochore, vice president for public relations with the Tallahassee office of Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend Inc. The Port St. Joe Goodwill store is a success story within the organization, which covers 22 counties. The Port St. Joe store has been Store of the Year for the organization two consecutive years. In 2010, the store and staff realized an 18 percent increase in sales and in 2011 the increase was 21 percent. Given the stores success, Lochore said, the store was relocated from the 200 block of Reid Avenue to U.S. Highway 98, providing greater visibility This new location is larger and right on the highway, Lochore said. We have more visibility and we feel that has helped Goodwill continue its growth. In 2012, the Port St. Joe had an increase of 38 percent in sales and 10 percent increase in donors. The move to a new location also allowed the store to hire more employees and open a full-time staffed Career Training Center providing a host of free services to anyone in the community. Those services include job placement, job readiness training, job clubs, computer skills, GED preparation, QuickBooks training and job counseling and referral services. The center will offer hospitality and Certified Nursing Assistance training this year. All these service are free thanks to the community for donating and shopping at Goodwill, Lochore said. On the business side of last weeks dinner, the Chamber also welcomed in new board members Zach Childs, Trish Petrie, Barbara Radcliff and Dwight Van Lierop. The keynoted speaker was Kyle MacDonald who conquered some microphone issues to provide an overview of a project he undertook which started with one red paperclip, also the title of his book. MacDonald posted the paper clip on a website for trade and through a series of trades during which MacDonald jumped to a door knob, a generator, a snowmobile, a years free rent and a day with rocker Alice Cooper, among other items MacDonald ultimately wound up with a house. If you have a dream, a plan and desire, you can do anything you want, MacDonald said. CHAMBER from page B1Special 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 corned 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 first seating usually sell out, so please get you tickets early for your preferred seating. Back by popular demand, we are selling the whole-cooked corned beef briskets. The brisket will be 3-3 1/2 pounds cooked weight for $20. We need these to be preordered 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 ofce will have them available on Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Phone number is 2271417. 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 227-9837.9th annual Irish dinner Photos by TIM CROFt T | The StarDana Boyer of Boyers Signs was named Volunteer of the Year. Kyle MacDonald, a.k.a. The Red Paperclip Guy, provided the keynoted address, dealing how he traded a red paper clip online as the rst in a series of trades that ultimately netted him a house. The Port St. Joe Goodwill Industries store and staff were named Business of the Year during the chamber dinner. THE POR OR T ST. JO O E STAR RFIND Us S ON FACEBOOK @PSJ_StarFOll LL OW Us S O N TWI WI TTE E R

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, March 7, 2013Star Staff ReportThe University of Florida IFAS center is putting on a Wildlife Food Plot Field Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Saturday at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy. The event cost is $10 and preregistration is required by noon on Friday. To pre-register go online to http: nfrecfoodplot.eventbrite.com or call 850-875-7100. Visit the local testing of food plot materials, management and temporary deterrents. There will be discussions on those subjects and more as well as part of a holistic approach to managing habitat for game species. There will talks on cost share assistance, learn how to age deer, identify native plants valuable for game species and get your antlers scored according to the Florida Buck Registry. Lunch and door prizes included. The event will go on rain or shine. The research center is at 155 Research Road in Quincy. From I-10 take Exit 181 (SR 267) and go north approximately one-quarter of a mile. The center is on the left at Research Road. Trades & Services GET YOUR AD IN CALL TODAY! 227-7847 ServicesGET YOUR AD IN!227-7847CALL TODAY! 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 227-7847GET YOUR AD INServicesCALL TODAY! CLASSIFIEDSPage C6 | The News Herald | Day, Month Date, Year 90338S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 09-235-CA RBC CENTURA BANK N/K/A RBC BANK (USA) PLAINTIFF VS. GREGORY J. SCROGGS ET AL. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 13th, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 09-235-CA of the Circuit Court in and for GULF County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN BLVD, PORT ST. JOE, FL, at 11:00 a.m. ET on the 21st day of March, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 00 degrees 20 minutes 46 seconds West along the West line of said Section 20, a distance of 1923.07 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of County Road No. 30, said point lying on a curve concave to the North, thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 2346.20 feet thru a central of 08 degrees 02 minutes 06 seconds for an arc distance of 329.02 feet, the chord of said arc being North 74 degrees 20 minutes 50 seconds East 328.75 feet, thence run South 00 degrees 20 minutes 46 seconds East 392.39 feet to a point on the Florida Department of Natural Resources (D.N.R.) Coastal Construction Control Line, as record in Gulf County Public Records, February 5, 1986, thence run South 82 degrees 39 minutes 37 seconds East along said Coastal Construction Control Line 394.62 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning thence run South 00 degrees 01 minutes 25 seconds West 537.10 feet to the approximate mean highwater line of the Gulf of Mexico, thence run South 79 degrees 19 minutes 49 seconds East along said approximate mean highwater line 76.33 feet, thence run North 00 degrees 01 minutes 25 seconds East 541.57 feet to a point on said D.N.R. Coastal Construction Control Line 75.56 feet to the Point of Beginning. Dated this 22nd day of February, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk David Bakalar, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 2901 STIRLING ROAD, SUITE 208 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33312 (954)965-9101 File# 09-00800 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 office of the Court Administrator, GULF County Courthouse, at within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Sale; 1-800-9558771 (TDD) for hearing impaired or 1-800-9558770, via Florida Relay Service. March 7, 14, 2013 90340S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12 144 CA INNOVATIONS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. MARK STEVENS, CHRISTY L. STEVENS F/K/A CHRISTY MYRICK, PANHANDLE EDUCATORS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AND DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida, will on the 21st day of March, 2013, at 11:00 am, ET, at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry, one by one, to the highest bidder for cash, the property located in Gulf County, Florida, as follows: LOTS 10 AND 12 OF BLOCK 6, CORRECTIVE REPLAT OF RIVERSIDE PARK UNIT NO. 1 AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 38, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT A 49 MORE OR LESS STRIP ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF SAID LOTS RUNNING ALONG AN EXISTING CHAIN LINK FENCE. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 19, 2013, in the above-styled cause, pending in said Court. 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 22nd day of February, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk James E. Sorenson, Esquire D. Tyler Van Leuven, Esquire Post Office Box 4128 Tallahassee, FL 323154128 creservice@wggdlaw.com (E-Service E-Mail Address) Attorneys for Plaintiff March 7, 14, 2013 90360S PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice that it proposes to approve a No Further Action Proposal with Institutional Controls or with Engineering and Institutional Controls and issue a Site Rehabilitation Completion Order with controls for a contaminated site. The St. Joe Company is seeking this order in reference to FDEP Site ID #BF230201002, Former Port St. Joe Kraft Paper Mill Site at U.S. 98 and intends to restrict exposure to contamination in the following manner: groundwater and land use restrictions on entire property with engineering caps on referenced locations. Complete copies of the No Further Action Proposal, the draft restrictive covenant, and the FDEPs preliminary evaluation are available for public inspection during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at FDEP, 160 W. Government Street, Suite 308, Pensacola, Florida, 32502. Local governments with jurisdiction over the property subject to the Institutional Control, real property owner(s) of any project subject to the Institutional Control, and residents of any property subject to the Institutional Control have 30 days from publication of this notice to provide comments to the FDEP. Such comments must be sent to FDEP, Sally Cooey, 160 W. Government Street, Suite 308, Pensacola, Florida, 32502. March 7, 2013 90366S PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Gulf Coast Workforce Board announces the availability of a Request for Proposal (RFP) titled Workforce Center Sign. The purpose of the RFP is to seek proposals from qualified vendors to provide signage replacing the existing Workforce Center sign and accompanying tenant signs located at the corner of Highway 231 and 19th Street in Panama City, Florida. The intent is to enter into a contract with a single prime contractor. Bidder will submit proposals for two scenarios as outlined in the RFP. Proposals will be due by 4 pm, Wednesday March 15, 2013. To obtain an RFP, or for further information, contact: Workforce Center Amanda Bawn, Communications Coordinator 625 Highway 231 Panama City, FL 32405 850-872-4340 x180 abawn@gcwb.org Minority businesses are encouraged to apply. The Gulf Coast Workforce Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. March 7, 2013 90384S UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:12-cv-155-RS-EMT SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. IOLA HOLDINGS, LLC, WILLIAM J. RISH, RALPH P. RISH, KARA MARIE JOHNSON, OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF SUNSET VILLAGE, INC., PNC BANK, and CENTENNIAL BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on January 11, 2013, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in said decree, will on the 16th day of April, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) (Eastern Standard Time), at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: Lots 59, 65, 83 and 87, Sunset Village Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 19, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. For additional information concerning the above property contact: William J. Podolsky, III, Esquire, Phelps Dunbar LLP, 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, Florida 33602 or (813) 472-7550. All sales are subject to confirmation of the court. Method of payment is by postal money order or certified check made payable to the U.S. Marshal Service. Ten (10) percent of High/Acceptable bid in certified check or cashiers check (NO CASH) will be accepted with the balance due within 48 hours. No cash will be accepted. EDWARD M. SPOONER United States Marshal Northern District of Florida Dated: 02-27-2013 By: Glenn A. Miller U.S. Marshals Service Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 90386S UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:12-cv-00142-RS-GRJ SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. WHITE CITY PARTNERS, LLC; WILLIAM J. RISH, JR.; MICHAEL HAMMOND, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on January 11, 2013, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in said decree, will on the 16th day of April, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) (Eastern Standard Time), at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 11, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and extend a line East along the South line of said Section 11 for 49.8 feet; thence North 26 degrees 10 East, for 2,340.0 feet; thence South 63 degrees 50 East, for 1,110.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 39 West for 33.0 feet to the Point of Beginning; from this POB extend a line South 63 degrees 50 East for 400.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 39 West, for 635.8 feet; thence North 63 degrees 3140 West, for 152.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 1020 West, for 5.0 feet; thence North 63 degrees 3140 West, for 248.0 feet; thence North 26 degrees 39 East, for 638.7 feet for Point of Beginning. The above description embraces a portion of Plots F and G of Wimico Subdivision as filed in Plat Book 1, Page 31, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; together with an unsubdivided parcel of land lying adjacent thereto. COST CUTTERS LAWN SERVICE Affordably Addressing All Your Lawn Care Needs Licensed & InsuredServing from Mexico Beach to the Cape.FULL SERVICE LAWN CARE STARTINGAT $29 artsigman@gmail.com 850.628.0694 Question: By an act of the Florida State Legislature the new town was named Port St. Joe in order to distinguish it from the Old City of St. Joseph. When did this occur? Trivia ANSWERWildlife food plot eld day3/21/1910 THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK CLASSIFIEDSPage C6 | The News Herald | Day, Month Date, Year 90338S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 09-235-CA RBC CENTURA BANK N/K/A RBC BANK (USA) PLAINTIFF VS. GREGORY J. SCROGGS ET AL. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 13th, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 09-235-CA of the Circuit Court in and for GULF County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN BLVD, PORT ST. JOE, FL, at 11:00 a.m. ET on the 21st day of March, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 00 degrees 20 minutes 46 seconds West along the West line of said Section 20, a distance of 1923.07 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of County Road No. 30, said point lying on a curve concave to the North, thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 2346.20 feet thru a central of 08 degrees 02 minutes 06 seconds for an arc distance of 329.02 feet, the chord of said arc being North 74 degrees 20 minutes 50 seconds East 328.75 feet, thence run South 00 degrees 20 minutes 46 seconds East 392.39 feet to a point on the Florida Department of Natural Resources (D.N.R.) Coastal Construction Control Line, as record in Gulf County Public Records, February 5, 1986, thence run South 82 degrees 39 minutes 37 seconds East along said Coastal Construction Control Line 394.62 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning thence run South 00 degrees 01 minutes 25 seconds West 537.10 feet to the approximate mean highwater line of the Gulf of Mexico, thence run South 79 degrees 19 minutes 49 seconds East along said approximate mean highwater line 76.33 feet, thence run North 00 degrees 01 minutes 25 seconds East 541.57 feet to a point on said D.N.R. Coastal Construction Control Line 75.56 feet to the Point of Beginning. Dated this 22nd day of February, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk David Bakalar, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 2901 STIRLING ROAD, SUITE 208 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33312 (954)965-9101 File# 09-00800 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 office of the Court Administrator, GULF County Courthouse, at within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Sale; 1-800-9558771 (TDD) for hearing impaired or 1-800-9558770, via Florida Relay Service. March 7, 14, 2013 90340S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12 144 CA INNOVATIONS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. MARK STEVENS, CHRISTY L. STEVENS F/K/A CHRISTY MYRICK, PANHANDLE EDUCATORS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AND DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida, will on the 21st day of March, 2013, at 11:00 am, ET, at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry, one by one, to the highest bidder for cash, the property located in Gulf County, Florida, as follows: LOTS 10 AND 12 OF BLOCK 6, CORRECTIVE REPLAT OF RIVERSIDE PARK UNIT NO. 1 AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 38, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT A 49 MORE OR LESS STRIP ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF SAID LOTS RUNNING ALONG AN EXISTING CHAIN LINK FENCE. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 19, 2013, in the above-styled cause, pending in said Court. 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 22nd day of February, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk James E. Sorenson, Esquire D. Tyler Van Leuven, Esquire Post Office Box 4128 Tallahassee, FL 323154128 creservice@wggdlaw.com (E-Service E-Mail Address) Attorneys for Plaintiff March 7, 14, 2013 90360S PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice that it proposes to approve a No Further Action Proposal with Institutional Controls or with Engineering and Institutional Controls and issue a Site Rehabilitation Completion Order with controls for a contaminated site. The St. Joe Company is seeking this order in reference to FDEP Site ID #BF230201002, Former Port St. Joe Kraft Paper Mill Site at U.S. 98 and intends to restrict exposure to contamination in the following manner: groundwater and land use restrictions on entire property with engineering caps on referenced locations. Complete copies of the No Further Action Proposal, the draft restrictive covenant, and the FDEPs preliminary evaluation are available for public inspection during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at FDEP, 160 W. Government Street, Suite 308, Pensacola, Florida, 32502. Local governments with jurisdiction over the property subject to the Institutional Control, real property owner(s) of any project subject to the Institutional Control, and residents of any property subject to the Institutional Control have 30 days from publication of this notice to provide comments to the FDEP. Such comments must be sent to FDEP, Sally Cooey, 160 W. Government Street, Suite 308, Pensacola, Florida, 32502. March 7, 2013 90366S PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Gulf Coast Workforce Board announces the availability of a Request for Proposal (RFP) titled Workforce Center Sign. The purpose of the RFP is to seek proposals from qualified vendors to provide signage replacing the existing Workforce Center sign and accompanying tenant signs located at the corner of Highway 231 and 19th Street in Panama City, Florida. The intent is to enter into a contract with a single prime contractor. Bidder will submit proposals for two scenarios as outlined in the RFP. Proposals will be due by 4 pm, Wednesday March 15, 2013. To obtain an RFP, or for further information, contact: Workforce Center Amanda Bawn, Communications Coordinator 625 Highway 231 Panama City, FL 32405 850-872-4340 x180 abawn@gcwb.org Minority businesses are encouraged to apply. The Gulf Coast Workforce Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. March 7, 2013 90384S UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:12-cv-155-RS-EMT SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. IOLA HOLDINGS, LLC, WILLIAM J. RISH, RALPH P. RISH, KARA MARIE JOHNSON, OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF SUNSET VILLAGE, INC., PNC BANK, and CENTENNIAL BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on January 11, 2013, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in said decree, will on the 16th day of April, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) (Eastern Standard Time), at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: Lots 59, 65, 83 and 87, Sunset Village Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 19, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. For additional information concerning the above property contact: William J. Podolsky, III, Esquire, Phelps Dunbar LLP, 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, Florida 33602 or (813) 472-7550. All sales are subject to confirmation of the court. Method of payment is by postal money order or certified check made payable to the U.S. Marshal Service. Ten (10) percent of High/Acceptable bid in certified check or cashiers check (NO CASH) will be accepted with the balance due within 48 hours. No cash will be accepted. EDWARD M. SPOONER United States Marshal Northern District of Florida Dated: 02-27-2013 By: Glenn A. Miller U.S. Marshals Service Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 90386S UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:12-cv-00142-RS-GRJ SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. WHITE CITY PARTNERS, LLC; WILLIAM J. RISH, JR.; MICHAEL HAMMOND, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on January 11, 2013, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in said decree, will on the 16th day of April, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) (Eastern Standard Time), at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 11, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and extend a line East along the South line of said Section 11 for 49.8 feet; thence North 26 degrees 10 East, for 2,340.0 feet; thence South 63 degrees 50 East, for 1,110.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 39 West for 33.0 feet to the Point of Beginning; from this POB extend a line South 63 degrees 50 East for 400.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 39 West, for 635.8 feet; thence North 63 degrees 3140 West, for 152.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 1020 West, for 5.0 feet; thence North 63 degrees 3140 West, for 248.0 feet; thence North 26 degrees 39 East, for 638.7 feet for Point of Beginning. The above description embraces a portion of Plots F and G of Wimico Subdivision as filed in Plat Book 1, Page 31, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; together with an unsubdivided parcel of land lying adjacent thereto.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 7, 2013 The Star | B7 LESS and except: Lots 9 and 10, of Wimico Place, according to map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 58, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. For additional information concerning the above property contact: William J. Podolsky, III, Esquire, Phelps Dunbar LLP, 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, Florida 33602 or (813) 472-7550. All sales are subject to confirmation of the court. Method of payment is by postal money order or certified check made payable to the U.S. Marshal Service. Ten (10) percent of High/Acceptable bid in certified check or cashiers check (NO CASH) will be accepted with the balance due within 48 hours. No cash will be accepted. EDWARD M. SPOONER United States Marshal Northern District of Florida Dated: 02-27-2013 By: Glenn A. Miller U.S. Marshals Service Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 90388S UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO. 5:12-cv-00206-RS-EMT SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, an Ohio limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. RALPH P. RISH, individually, KARA MARIE JOHNSON, individually, PNC BANK, National Association, and CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on February 15, 2013, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in said decree, will on the 16th day of April, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) (Eastern Standard Time), at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: 6.76 ACRE PARCEL Begin at a four inch square concrete monument No. 6019 marking the Northeast corner (also most Northerly corner) of Lot 32, Garrison Plantation, a subdivision as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 9 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida and run thence South 89 degrees 37 minutes 31 seconds East, along the South boundary line of Lot 29 of said Garrison Plantation and a easterly projection thereof, for a distance of 517.60 feet to the West bank of a drainage ditch; thence South 20 degrees 09 minutes 42 seconds East, along said West bank, for a distance of 519.27 feet; thence leaving said West bank, run North 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds West, for a distance of 355.00 feet to a point lying on a curve concave South; thence Northwesterly, Westerly and Southwesterly, along said curve with a radius of 60.00 feet, through a central angle of 120 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds, for an arc distance of 125.66 feet (chord of said arc being North 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds West, 103.92 feet); thence North 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds West, for a distance of 222.32 feet to a point of curve to the left; thence along said curve with a radius of 65.00 feet, through a central angle of 14 degrees 10 minutes 21 seconds, for an arc distance of 16.08 feet (chord of said arc being South 82 degrees 58 minutes 57 seconds West, 16.04 feet) to the East boundary line of said Garrison Plantation; thence North 00 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds East, along said East boundary line, for a distance of 491.98 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 6.76 acres, more or less. Subject to a drainage easement on the Easterly boundary line thereof. EASEMENT A Commence at a four inch square concrete monument No. 6019 marking the Northeast corner (also most Northerly corner) of Lot 32, Garrison Plantation, a subdivision as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 9 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida and run thence South 00 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds West, along the East boundary line of said Garrison Plantation, for a distance of 491.98 feet to the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning continue South 00 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds West, along said East boundary line for a distance of 73.66 feet; thence leaving said East boundary line run South 41 degrees 09 minutes 56 seconds West, for a distance of 87.54 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line of Heritage lane (66 foot right of way); point lying on a curve concave Northwesterly; thence Northeasterly along said right of way line and curve with a radius of 150.00 feet, through a central angle of 43 degrees 42 minutes 44 seconds, for an arc distance of 114.44 feet (chord of said arc being North 08 degrees 40 minutes 12 seconds East, 111.68 feet): thence leaving said Easterly right of way line run North 41 degrees 09 minutes 56 seconds East, for a distance of 11.82 feet to a point of curve to the right; thence along said curve with a radius of 65.00 feet, through a central angle of 34 degrees 43 minutes 51 seconds, for an arc distance of 39.40 feet (chord of said arc being North 58 degrees 31 minutes 52 seconds East, 38.80 feet to the Point of Beginning. EASEMENT B Commence at a four inch square concrete monument No. 6019 marking the Northeast corner (also most Northerly corner) of Lot 32, Garrison Plantation, a subdivision as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 9 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida and run thence South 89 degrees 37 minutes 31 seconds East, along the South boundary line of Lot 29 of said Garrison Plantation and a easterly projection thereof, for a distance of 517.60 feet to the West bank of a drainage ditch; thence South 20 degrees 09 minutes 42 seconds East, along said West bank, for a distance of 519.27 feet; thence leaving said West bank, run North 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds West, for a distance of 355.00 feet to a point lying on a curve concave Southerly for the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning run thence Westerly along said curve with a radius of 60.00 feet, through a central angle of 120 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds, for an arc distance of 125.66 feet (chord of said arc being North 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds West, 103.92 feet); thence North 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds West for a distance of 222.32 feet to a point of curve to the left; thence along said curve with a radius of 65.00 feet, through a central angle of 14 degrees 10 minutes 21 seconds, for an arc distance of 16.08 feet (chord of said arc being South 82 degrees 58 minutes 57 seconds West, 16.04 feet) to the East boundary line of said Garrison Plantation; thence South 00 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds West, along said East boundary line, for a distance of 73.66 feet; thence leaving said East boundary line run North 41 degrees 09 minutes 56 seconds East, for a distance of 18.48 feet to a point of curve to the right; thence along said curve with a radius of 5.00 feet, through a central angle of 48 degrees 54 minutes 12 seconds, for an arc distance of 4.27 feet (chord of said arc being North 65 degrees 37 minutes 02 seconds West. 4.14 feet) thence South 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds East, for a distance of 222.32 feet to a point on a curve concave Northerly; thence Southeasterly, Easterly and Northeasterly along said curve with a radius of 60.00 feet, through a central angle of 180 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds, for an arc distance of 188.50 feet (chord of said arc being North 60 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds East, 120.00 feet) to the Point of Beginning. EASEMENT C, 20 FOOT INGRESS/ EGRESS/UTILITY EASEMENT Commencing at a four inch square concrete monument No. 6019 marking the Northeast corner (also most Northerly corner) of Lot 32, Garrison Plantation, a subdivision as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 9 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; thence South 00 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds West, along the East boundary line of said Lot 32, Lot 33, Lot 34 and a projection thereof, for a distance of 490.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence leaving said East boundary line run South 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds East, for a distance of 20.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds West, for a distance of 265.57 feet; thence North 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds West, for a distance of 370.71 feet to the Easterly right of way line of Garrison Avenue (100 foot right of way); thence North 18 degrees 46 minutes 52 seconds West, along said Easterly right of way line, for a distance of 21.13 feet; thence leaving said Easterly right of way line run South 89 degrees 55 minutes 52 seconds East, for a distance of 357.54 feet to a concrete monument No. 6019 marking the Southeast corner of said Garrison Plantation; thence North 00 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds East, along the East boundary line of said Garrison Plantation, for a distance of 245.57 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 0.2845 acres, more or less. For additional information concerning the above property contact: William J. Podolsky, III, Esquire, Phelps Dunbar LLP, 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, Florida 33602 or (813) 472-7550. All sales are subject to confirmation of the court. Method of payment is by postal money order or certified check made payable to the U.S. Marshal Service. Ten (10) percent of High/Acceptable bid in certified check or cashiers check (NO CASH) will be accepted with the balance due within 48 hours. No cash will be accepted. EDWARD M. SPOONER United States Marshal Northern District of Florida Dated: 02-27-2013 By: Glenn A. Miller U.S. Marshals Service Mar 7, 14, 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 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 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 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 92501S 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. 831 Application No. 2013-07 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03187-410R Description of Property: Lot 2, Block A, The Reservation, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 36, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: D & J B Properties, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 3rd day of April, 2013. Dated this 26th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 2013 92499S 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. 1082 Application No. 2013-06 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03733-000R Description of Property: Lots Eighteen (18) and Twenty (20), Block 24, Beacon Hill Subdivision, as per map or plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. AND: COMMENCE at the Most Northerly corner of Lot 20, Block 24, Beacon Hill Subdivision, according to the Plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 2, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, thence South 46 Degrees 36 Minutes 31 Seconds East along the Northeast line of said Lot 20, for 20.07 feet to the East boundary of said Beacon Hill Subdivision, for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 46 Degrees 36 Minutes 31 Seconds East for 91.41 feet to the West line of Government Lot 2, Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence South 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds East along said West line for 137.68 feet to the Southeasterly extension of the Southwest Line of said Lot 20, thence North 46 Degrees 36 Minutes 31 Seconds West along said Southeasterly extension for 96.44 feet to said East line of Beacon Hill Subdivision; thence North 01 Degree 33 Minutes 38 Seconds East along said East line for 134.27 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 3rd day of April, 2013. Dated this 26th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 2013 92527S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23 2009 CA 000687 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, N.A, Plaintiff, vs. PRB PROPERTIES, LLC et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 06, 2013 and entered in Case No. 23 2009 CA 000687 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK1, is the Plaintiff and PRB PROPERTIES, LLC; CHARLES L. BATES; GINA F. BATES; WINDMARK BEACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 21st day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK 6, FISHERMANS VILLAGE NORTH AT WINDMARK BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 16 THROUGH 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT 2 FISHERMANS VILLAGE, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 22, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F09116715 Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 2013 92503S 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. 1240 Application No. 2013-08 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04276-065R Description of Property: Lot 13 and Parcel I, Windmark Beach, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 1 through 5, inclusive, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Norman Ham Jr. & Debra Ham, CoTrustees of the Ham Family Trust 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 3rd day of April, 2013. Dated this 26th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 2013 92505S 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. 1108 Application No. 2013-05 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03751-030R Description of Property: Lot Eleven (11), 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 3rd day of April, 2013. Dated this 26th day of February, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 2013 92575S 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. 1175 Application No. 2013-10 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03816-085R Description of Property: Lot 7, Hidden Ridge, a Subdivision, located in Section 4, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, accounding to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat 5, Page 57, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Thomas G. Beaty & Mary M. Beaty 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 10th day of April, 2013. Dated this 5th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 92573S 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. 546 Application No. 2013-11 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 02290-000R Description of Property: Lot 19, 20, 21, and 22, in Block F, College Park Subdivision to the City of Wewahitchka, Florida, as per Official plat recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Mildred Darley and Rudene Sanders 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 10th day of April, 2013. Dated this 5th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 92589S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-199-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. FRANK E. BELL, and wife, SHERRIL D. BELL, DISCOVER BANK, and BAY COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM, LLC D/B/A BAY MEDICAL CENTER-SACRED HEART HEATLH SYSTEM, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Partial Summary Judgment of Foreclosure and for Reformation of Legal Description of Mortgage and Order on Report and Recommendation on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment dated February 26, 2013, in Case No.: 12-199-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM EST on March 28, 2013, the following described property: Commence at an iron pipe being used as marking the Southeast Corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, said point also lying on the Northerly right of way of Johnson Lane; thence run along said right of way as follows: South 89 degrees 57 minutes 01 seconds West 199.92 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence from said Point of Beginning run, West 177.07 feet to a nail and cap; thence leaving said right of way run North 00 degrees 38 minutes 09 seconds West 441.69 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 76 degrees 08 minutes 24 seconds East 388.64 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 89 degrees 13 minutes 24 seconds East 153.09 feet to a rebar; thence South 00 degrees 10 minutes 15 seconds East 296.58 feet to an aluminum rod and cap; thence South 89 degrees 58 minutes 03 seconds West 141.48 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 89 degrees 58 minutes 03 seconds West 209.98 feet to rod and cap; thence South 00 degrees 30 minutes 54 seconds East 240.07 feet to the Point of Beginning. DATED: February 28, 2013 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 7, 14, 2013 92577S 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. 330 Application No. 2013-9 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 01432-000R Description of Property: Lot 14, Block 5, Unit One, RIVERSIDE ESTATES, as per map or plat thereof and recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 24, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Elaine Hodges and Laurie Duke 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 10th day of April, 2013. Dated this 5th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 92617S PUBLIC NOTICE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY 0.24 MGD PLANT EXPANSION PROJECT# 2.060 NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The City of Wewahitchka will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in providing underground utility construction services for the following project: WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY 0.24 MGD PLANT EXPANSION The plant modifications will expand an existing 0.200 mgd plant to a 0.240 mgd plant including new manual bar screen and grit chamber, an additional reactor basin and expansion of the emergency holding pond. Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Completion date for this project will be 390 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $500.00 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for the Wastewater Treatment Facility 0.24 MGD Plant Expansion. Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. Central Time, on April 18, 2013at the City of Wewahitchka City Annex, 318 South 7th Street, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465, and will be opened and read aloud at 2:30 p.m. Central Time at the City of Wewahitchka City Hall, 109 South 2nd Street, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465. The City of Wewahitchka is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Handicapped Accessible/ Fair Housing Jurisdiction. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $500.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The City of Wewahitchka reserves the right to reject any and all bids. All Bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference shall be held at the City of Wewahitchka City Hall, 109 South 2nd Street, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 at 2:00 pm Central Time, March 21, 2013 Prequalification packages must be received at the Port St. Joe Preble-Rish office prior to the Pre-Bid Conference. All bidders shall comply with all applicable

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B8| The Star Thursday, March 7, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS If youre ready to move and overflowing with stuff Classified can help you store it or sell it! 2093864 13 Gulf Coast Residential & Commercial Lots RowellAuctions.comA MarkNet Alliance Member GAL AU-C002594 10% Buyers PremiumRowell Auctions, Inc.800-323-8388 For Complete Details Visit RowellAuctions.com Tuesday, March 26th at 2:00 p.m. Online Bidding Available2884 U.S. Hwy. 98 E, Carrabelle Waterfront 3 BR/2 BA Home w/Dock 3149 U.S. Hwy. 98 E, Carrabelle Gulf View 3 BR/2 BA Home 3153 U.S. Hwy. 98 E, Carrabelle Nice Gulf View Lot 2390 U.S. Hwy. 98 E, Carrabelle 0.8 Acres Waterfront Lot U.S. Hwy. 98 E, Carrabelle 1 Acre Waterfront Lot U.S. Hwy 98 E, Carrabelle, FL 9,576 SF Comm. Bldg. U.S. Hwy. 98 E Nice Gulf View Lot U.S. Hwy 98 E, Carrabelle, FL (2) Comm. Bldgs. 202 NE 7th St., Carrabelle 6,400 SF Metal Bldg. NE 7th Street, Carrabelle Commercial Lot 3157 U.S. Hwy. 98 E, Carrabelle 2 BR/2 BA Home & 1BR/1 BA Cottage 57 Seventh St, Apalachicola, FL Triplex, (3) 1 BR/1 BA Units Auction Site: St. James Bay Golf Resort 151 Laughing Gull Ln, Carrabelle, FLOpen House: Sunday, March 17th 2-5 p.m. RENTALS2 BR / 1 BA FURNISHED ................$550 3 BR / 3 BA UNFURNISHED CONDOW/ POOL .....................................$8503 BR / 2 BA UNFURNISHED CONDO W/ POOL AND 10X15 STORAGE UNIT.....$9503 BR / 2 BA FURNISHED CONDO W/ POOLNIGHTLY / $150 | WEEKLY / $8503 BR / 2 UNFURNISHED TRAILOR ......$500 OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT 1500 SQ. FT. / 2 LOTS, HWY 98 FRONTAGE.........$650 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322Contact Randi Dempsey (850) 697-5300 or (850) 653-7282 www.seacrestre.com www. rst tness.com/carrabelle PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS SEACREST REAL ESTATE, INC. IS NOW 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 PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot -large yard. W/D incl $650/mo + dep. 301-265-5368 Year Round Rental. 3br 2ba 3.5 miles from the beach 3873 Hwy 386. $850/mo + First/ Last/ Security Call(850) 348-7774 WEWA: 2bdrm, 1bath, CH&A. $430/mo + $430 dep 850-639-5721 2001 Fleetwood 14 x 68 mobile home for sale to be moved by buyer, Asking $9,500, NADA appraisel OBO; Call 850-247-9450 to set up appointment Ford Ranger, 1994, Only 39,000 miles. In good condition. Asking $2,800. Call (850) 2271620 Text FL44001 to 56654 Dockside Caf & Raw Bar @ PSJ Marina**Seasonal Bonus Top Pay!**NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED: Kitchen Managers/Cooks Bartenders/Managers Servers/Bussers Shuckers Dishwashers APPLY 3:00 PM5:00 PM ONLY MON. THRU FRI.steamersdocksideseafood@yahoo.com JOB NOTICEThe Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for three (3) PART-TIME MOSQUITO SPRAYERS with no bene ts. Hours of work will be determined on an as-needed basis. Applications and a complete job description are available in our HR of ce or at www.gulfcounty. gov. EOE Application deadline is Thursday, March 14th at 5:00 p.m. E.T. For more information, please contact Brett Lowry, Deputy Administrator at 850-229-5335 Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal Opportunity / Af rmative Action Employer.2013.39 HOUSEKEEPER NEEDEDThe MainStay Suites and Port Inn are now accepting applications for housekeepers. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail and a passion for service, we want you! Please apply in person at the address below. Make beds, make friends, make money. Inquire about bene ts package. E.O.E, D.F.W.P. Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe Fl, 32456 NOW HIRINGPARTTIME EVENING COOKThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time evening cook. The ideal candidate will have kitchen experience, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 BARTENDER / THERAPIST NEEDEDThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWPPort Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 NAIL PERSON NO ACRYLICS NEEDED FOR VERY BUSY SALON.Flexible Schedule Apply in Person @147 W. Hwy 98, Port St. Joe EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE!LONG TERM WORKan aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:PIPEFITTERS PIPE WELDERS X-RAY WELDERS PAINTERS/SANDBLASTERS INDUSTRIAL MARINE ELECTRICIANSCompetitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive bene ts package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Quali ed craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pmHUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401Applications are also accepted at our East Ave Of ce Saturdays, 8am-12pm.(850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free Workplace GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O ce 850.873.3516DENTAL ASSISTING FACULTYTeach in assigned didactic, clinical (direct patient care), lab and/or simulated labs. Design & implement curriculum plan, provide academic and/or career advising, and serve as inventory/supplies manager in on-campus clinic. Requires BS in related eld from an accredited institution, DANB Certi ed + registered Dental Hygienist both in good standing, 3 yrs. relevant experience, willing to complete coursework in Educational Methodology and current working knowledge/exp. in Dental Assisting & Dental Hygiene (within 6 mths. of application), and be willing to pursue/complete graduate degree in discipline, education or related eld within 3 yrs. of hire. MS degree in eld preferred. Salary commensurate with education & experience. Open Until Filled with a review starting 3/25/13. Only those who provide all requested items, GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. North Florida Child Development, Inc.Is seeking -Teachers/Subs tutes for our 0-5 year old classrooms at our Gulf County Centers Prefer a minimum of a CDA (FCCPC) Pickup Applica ons at the Centers Or send resumes to: smcgill@ oridachildren.org DFWP/M-F/6-6/EOE C14GU0134 C14GU0624South Gulf County Early Learning Center 176 Field of Dreams Ave. Port St. Joe, FLDebra Anderson, Center Mgr.(850) 229-6415North Gulf CountyEarly Child Development Ctr131 West River Road Wewahitcha, FL Gina Crane, Center Mgr.(850) 639-6520 OtherRE Sales AgentOpening for Experienced Licensed Agent. Call Parker Realty of Mexico Beach 850-648-5777 Web ID#34243264 Text FL43264 to 56654 Need Roommate or Cheap 1Br/Eff. in town 850-899-2247 or 850-229-8560 2Br/2Ba with attached seprate 1Br/1Ba suite, Gulf View w/easy beach access, Newly Remodeled, Granate Counter Tops, W/D included, Micro, Outside Shower, $1450 mo + $1000 dep, 1yr lease; Call 850-265-4813 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach SalesSalesThe Better Business Bureau is seeking an honest and ethical person with a proven sales track record. FT or PT commission sales is available in our accreditation department inviting eligible businesses to apply for BBB accreditation. Send resume to info@nwfl.bbb.org Web ID# 34243593 Text FL43593 to 56654 Food Svc/HospitalityHousekeepingSaturday cleaning for Vacation Rental Homes on Cape San Blas. To apply: Call for appointment. 850-270-7736 Web ID# 34241417 Text FL41417 to 56654 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESis looking for dependable employees with good customer service & teamwork skills. Great benefits for full time employees. Weekend work requiredFT Maintenance TechnicianGeneral maintenance experience, good driving historyFT Inspectors & PT InspectorsMust have reliable transportation. Apply 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Port St. Joe, 306 16th St. Thur. & Fri 9a-2pm Antiques, Jewlery, Tools, Extra Large Fishing Net, Art, Pictures, Glassware, Ceramics, Beam Bottles, and Much Misc PSJ: 511 7th St, Saturday, March 9th, 8am til 12Noon EST3 Family Yard SaleFurniture, Household Items, Blankets, Sheets, Kitchen Items, Dishes, Cookware, and More! GUN SHOWSanta Rosa County Auditorium: Milton Fl Mar 16th & 17th 8a-5p. Concealed Weapons Classes. 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