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By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The City of Port St. Joe and Mayor Mel Magidson are among the defendants in federal civil rights lawsuit led last week by the estranged wife of a Port St. Joe businessman. Also named as defendants in the suit, led March 7 in U.S. District Court in Panama City by an attorney representing Lynne Carr, are two Port St. Joe police of cers and Carrs estranged husband, Billy Carr Jr. In the lawsuit, Lynne Carr requests a trial by jury and unspeci ed damages. The allegations center on an incident in December 2011 while the Carrs were separated and headed toward a divorce case that remains ongoing. At the time, the Carrs had been operating several businesses on Reid Avenue, including a orist, wedding planner and boutique. According to the ling, Lynne Carr was the manager of the businesses located in properties owned by her husband. The lawsuit notes that while all three businesses may be marital property she argues she was the sole member of the limited liability companies owning the wedding planner and boutique. On Dec. 9, the lawsuit alleges, Lynne Carr arrived at work to nd Port St. Joe police of cers David Garner and Jake Richards present along with her husband. The two of cers, the lawsuit details, were in uniform and gave no indication they were off-duty, according to the complaint. Lynne Carr alleged that her husband stood without speaking beyond a greeting, showing a gun holstered at his side. City, mayor sued in federal court 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, MARCH 14, 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 . . . . . . . . . . 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Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 75, NUMBER 22 Snowbird appreciation B1 Lynne Carr alleged that her husband stood without speaking beyond a greeting, showing a gun holstered at his side. See COURT A6 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com An arrest was made last week in the case of arsons that gutted the Port St. Joe Masonic Lodge late last year. Florida Chief Financial Of cer and Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater announced last week the arrest of Jarrod Powell Slick of Port St. Joe. Slick was charged with two counts of arson and two counts of burglary. Slick is charged with entering and setting re to the Masonic Lodge on Dec. 14 and Dec. 24 of last year. The Port St. Joe Fire Department, along with departments from Highland View and The Beaches, responded to the res at the lodge located at 214 Reid Avenue. The rst re caused minimal damage but the second re rendered the building a total loss, according to a press release from the State Fire Marshalls Of ce. Investigators quickly determined the res were intentionally set and posted a reward for information leading to the arrest of the culprit. The investigation was a joint operation between the Port St. Joe Police Department, the State Fire Marshals Of ces Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigation. Port St. Joe Police Chief David Barnes told city commissioners last week that a warrant was being prepared for submittal to prosecutors in the case. Barnes had previously said that investigators had promising leads and were eager to make an arrest. The arrest warrant obtained last Wednesday. Slick was arrested and booked into the Bay County Jail on two counts of arson and two counts of burglary last Friday. Slick faces up to 30 years in prison and a ne of up to $40,000 if convicted. To report arson, call 877-662-7766 or visit www.facap.org/ReportArson.cfm. A reward of up to $5,000 may be paid by the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention for a tip that leads directly to an arrest and conviction. Man charged in Masonic Lodge arsons JARROD SLICK By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf County Tourism Development Council last week opened its sponsorship and special event application cycle for the coming scal year. This is the rst year that the TDC has opened the special event grant cycle this early in the year. When she took the reins as executive director more than a year ago, Jennifer Jenkins overhauled the grant criteria and this year moved the application window forward. That will allow the TDC marketing committee and full TDC advisory committee time to review the applications, determine awards and have the Board of County Commissioners give an okay as the BOCC enters its budget crafting for the 2013-14 scal year. All grant applications must be received at the TDC Welcome Center by 5 p.m. ET on March 29. And the TDC is seeking events that are not only likely to be well-attended or high-pro le; the agency is looking to put heads in beds. The ultimate goal is to bring people into Gulf County, said marketing committee chairperson Alyson Gerlach, and have them stay the night. At least 50 percent of media buys from sponsorship grants must be spent beyond 60 miles of Gulf County. The further they come the more likely they are to stay overnight, Gerlach said. The TDC partnered through grants on 21 events during the current scal year. They range in size from the annual Scallop Festival to the Shells and Tales storytelling event last weekend at the Gulf/ Franklin Center. Jenkins said she hopes to broaden the scope of the events structure moving ahead. Lets try some new events, also, Jenkins said during a workshop last week. How can we keep them alive, keep them innovative, Tourism council enters special event grant cycle January sees spike in county bed taxes See CYCLE A7 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Now entering its third year of operation, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf is currently ranked number four in the country and number one in Florida in patient satisfaction, according to Beckers Hospital Review. Not bad for the rst hospital built in Florida in the last 20 years. Our No. 1 success has been our growth in the medical community, said hospital President Roger Hall. Its been a real journey for us. The ranking is collected from patients who rated their hospitals a nine or ten on a zero-to-10 scale in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. Physician and Volunteer Services Advocate Paulina Pendarvis believes that the results come from not only the excellent patient service, but the hospitals ability to grow and add services to meet the needs of the community. Nurse Navigator and local resident, Shelly Cannon wasnt surprised by the ranking. The three-year employee knows what makes Sacred Heart special. Its our community, said Cannon, We get to help people we know. The staff prides itself on working amongst quali ed and talented people, many of which are locals from Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka, Apalachicola and Eastpoint. Just eight months after opening the 24-hour emergency center a satellite medical building was added to the campus. PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The Star Port St. Joe Locals Shay Foxworth and Shelly Cannon with Sacred Hearts digital mammography machine. Below: Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf celebrates its third anniversary on Friday. Community rst See SACRED HEART A7 Sacred Heart celebrates third year of operation

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, March 14, 2013 THURSDAY LADIES NIGH T 2 for 1 ANYTHING Karaoke with Beach Beatz 7:00PM Midnight FRIDAY O N S T AGE I N T HE COUR T YARD Live Music with Buddy H amm 7:00PM U ntil Drink Specials ALL NIGHT S t. Paddys D ay C elebration $1.00 G reen Beer A LL DAY S S t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys D D ay ay ay ay S S t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys D D ay ay ay ay t. Paddys t. Paddys D D Sunday t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday P o r t S t J o e F l o r i d a SA T URDAY O N S T AGE I N T HE COUR T YARD Live Music with Bo S pring Band 7:00PM U ntil 850-229-F I N E (3463) ADVERTISING DEADLINE RESERVE SPACE THURSDAYS AD COPY FRIDAY By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com On voting night last Tuesday, the one mill additional operating levy for public schools was the topic on everyones mind, but the Gulf County School Board had additional business to attend to. The board was joined by nine seniors from Wewahitchka High School who had toured Shands Hospital in Gainesville the week prior. These students, interested in pursuing careers within the health care field, have joined the Medical Education and Development System, or MEDS for short. The group has partnered with the West Florida Area Health Education Center to create a pipeline that will assist the future doctors, nurses and orthodontists in completing training in their desired field, help them find a career, and ultimately offer incentives for those who choose to come back to their hometown to practice or teach. The group, led by science teacher Lana Harrison, has learned about the importance of the health care field and the associated job stability. She also made note that each of the MEDS students become certified in CPR throughout the program. Also in attendance was the Port St. Joe High Schools Student Government Association representatives Carley Clements, Caitlin Goodwin and Morgan Butts along with Math teacher and advisor, Joni White. The students recently returned from a 10-hour trip to West Palm Beach where they spent three days at the Florida Association of Student Councils conference attending workshops, listening to motivational speakers and doing team-building exercises. While there, the team received second place in its state project, Creative Consoles and third place for its faculty/staff relations project, BYOB (Bring Your Own Banana) where the students treated the staff to ice cream to bring them closer as a team. The SGA also nabbed the gold medal in the Medallion Council. The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School SGA is one of two from Class 1A schools in the state and the team celebrated its eighth consecutive gold medal win. Also, Clements was named High School Student of the Year for the State of Florida. We produce great kids, noted board member Billy Quinn Jr. A status update was given on the construction work taking place in the lunchroom at Port St. Joe Elementary which will be finished by the time students return from Spring Break. In addition to regaining use of the entire gymnasium where both physical education and daily meals had been taking place, lunchroom recertification is also in progress, ensuring that the food meets nutrition requirements as outlined by dietitians. Board chair Linda Wood noted that the process isnt easy. Its difficult to serve a ladle of beans, she said. With levy on the mind, school board meets with students PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER| The Star The Wewahitchka MEDS group with the Gulf County School Board. Below: The Port St. Joe SGA shows off their awards from the Florida Association of Student Councils conference

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, March 14, 2013 FRIDAY MARCH 15TH SILENT AUCTION PREVIEW 5PM 7PM SATURDAY MARCH 16TH RIB COOKOFF GATES OPEN @ 9AM C EE B C C E EASTPOINT FIRE HOUSE L S L 719 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach (850) 648-8207 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM-CLOSE NEW MENU ITEMS & NEW WINE LIST ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST STARTING MARCH 16TH & 17TH. SATURDAY & SUNDAY 8:00 A.M. (CST) Star Staff Report The Americas Great Plein Air Paint-Out organizers have set the schedule for this years Artist Workshops. There will be two workshops this year: one at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art on May 5-6 and the other at the Port St. Joe wetroom on Reid Avenue on May 12-13. Each workshop is $200. The workshop in Apalachicola is presented by Tracey Frugoli, who is from from Chicago and has been painting since 1998. She has exhibited throughout the country and has appeared in American Artist and Plein Air. Frugoli freelances for workshops and is the Illinois/Midwest Editor for Fine Art Connoisseur. For me, painting is a humbling endeavor that re ects and enhances the most noble of our ideas. Light, beauty and paint combine to stir my soul, Frugoli said. Frugoli will host Simplify Your Way to Better Paintings. Learn to distill the essence of a scene and paint with more impact. Through demonstration and hands-on exercises, you will gain an understanding of how a painter sees and edits a subject to create paintings that grab attention. All skill levels are welcomed. The instructor will be working in oils, but all mediums are welcome. The second workshop is presented by Greg LaRock, who is traveling from Newport Beach, Calif., to participate in the Plein Air Paint-Out. LaRocks passion is to capture the outdoor landscape and its ever-changing light and beauty. The challenge of depicting the three-dimensional world onto canvas is a dif cult pursuit, but when it all comes together, it is an extremely rewarding experience. When the gap between believability and painterly expression is merged, Ive done my job, he said. A signature member of both LPAPA and ASMA, plus an artist member of the CAC, LaRock has won numerous awards for his painting excellence in the Easton Plein Air event in Maryland, the Newport Bay Naturalist Mural Competition in California and the Callaway Gardens Plein Air Show in Georgia. Greg has been juried into four of the Oil Painters of America national shows, awarded a Jurys Top 50 at the Greenhouse Gallerys Salon International twice and was an invited artist ve times to LPAPAs annual Plein Air Invitational. Making it look realistic, yet having a completely loose, painterly feel, is my ultimate goal in a successful painting, he said. LaRock will present Guiding The Eye, a workshop focusing on the basics of plein air painting, with emphasis on guiding the eye around in a painting. Instruction is suited to advanced beginner and up, and is designed for the oil painter who wishes to take their paintings to the next level. Objectives are relating to organizing elements, maintaining and supporting a focal point; achieving depth and atmosphere; understanding the importance of large masses; the importance of edges; color temperature and values; and how to take a 3-dimensional landscape and turn it into a 2-dimensional painting. Individual instruction will be available, and a list of supplies and objectives can be obtained by writing to info@pleinair .com. Workshops set for Great Plein Air Paint-Out ARE YOU BEING SEEN? ARE YOU BEING SEEN? ARE YOU BEING SEEN? ADVERTISING WORKS! PRINT AND D IGITAL PACKAGES Starting at $ 234 per month Starting at $ 199 per month TO SCHEDULE A MEDIA C ON S UL T A T ION T O FI T YOUR BU S INE SS C ALL TODA Y Star Staff Report Kids in Gulf County want you to know that tobacco kills no matter how big tobacco sugarcoats it. Gulf County Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) are speaking up and taking action against avored tobacco for Kick Butts Day, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids national day of activism that empowers youth to ght back against Big Tobacco. Plans have been made at each school to share educational materials and videos which discuss the dangers of tobacco products and the lies behind Big Tobacco companies. Its very dangerous, said Ethan Hinote, a member of the Wewahitchka Junior School SWAT group. If we can help other students know the truth about tobacco, we are doing our part to save lives. Sweet Deception Nationally, the issue of avored tobacco products has not gone unnoticed. Fruitand candyavored cigarettes were banned under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in 2009. However, menthol cigarettes, avored cigars, cigarillos and candy avored smokeless products were not included. With cigarette smoking rates on the decline in the United States, the tobacco industry helps insure its livelihood by marketing products like candy avored tobacco to attract a new generation of tobacco users. Many children and teens mistakenly believe avored tobacco products are less harmful than their nonavored counterparts. Once youth start using one tobacco product, they are more likely to experiment with others. The tobacco industry also loses customers because 1,200 people in the U.S. die from smoking every day. Yet every day, 3,800 young people younger than years of age smoke their rst cigarette. In fact, nearly nine out of 10 smokers started by age 18.i The younger youth are when they start using tobacco, the more likely theyll be addicted. Nicotine addiction prolongs tobacco use and can lead to severe health consequences. Youth have always been a target for the tobacco industry, said State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong. Numerous internal tobacco industry documents reveal that the tobacco companies perceive youth as an important target. In light of big tobacco tactics, we are redoubling tobacco free collaboration across Florida. Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Kick Butts Day is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsored by the United Health Foundation. The rst Kick Butts Day was held in 1996. Kick Butts Day set for March 20

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Recently, a new term started for one of the colleges for which I teach. After a brief introduction to the course; I went to the board and starting explaining to the class how grades would work for this particular college math course. Its March and I like March Madness and college basketball, so Im going to take a tournament approach to grading, I said as I started drawing a tournament bracket on the board. After noting, This is going to be fun, I continued explaining how my grading system would work for the term. The students look dumbfounded; I kept a straight face and continued with my explanation. The class will be divided into ve groups or brackets for each test. I went on to note that the highest grade in each group would compete for an A, the second highest for a B, etc. Of course, I also noted that the lowest in each group would compete for an A, also. My logic was that even if you are one of the lowest performers, you still had a chance for an A. It didnt take long, for a student to note, This is not fair. I stopped drawing my elaborate March Math Madness brackets on the board, and looked at the student who had noted that my grading method was not reasonable. Going back to my lectern at the front of the class, I grasped both sides like a Baptist preacher preparing to lay down the main point of the sermon. What if you were 8, 9 or 10 years old? I asked them. Would you think it was fair then? The class again looked at me like I had a horn sticking out of my forehead. What if you put all of your effort, all of your heart into a race and after you nished with the second best time, they awarded the Second Place Trophy to the runner who came in sixth? At this point, a couple of the students started dgeting in their seats and got that, How do I drop this class? look on their faces. Ive ranted about it before, I will rant about it again, and I will rant about it on my death bed. If I dont, please remind me; it will give me reason to live. Needing to lose a couple of students because of space in my classroom, I thought seriously about continuing my sermon without explanation. I did not; I let them off the hook. Math causes anxiety in some folks; I didnt want to add to their fears. It is always nice to feel that folks agree with you. They didnt know it yet, but they were agreeing with me. People think of March Madness and college basketball when March comes around each year, I think of the Pinewood Derby and the wounds caused by those who cheated me out of my red second place ribbon. Why worry about second place? If you earned it, you should be proud of it. The leaders of my pack, in their in nite wisdom, thought it would be nice for everyone to have a chance to win a ribbon. Doesnt this sound familiar? Everyone should win. Everyone should get an A. Im ranting now. Forty years later, it still burns me up. Fifteen cars; the ve fastest raced for the blue ribbon, the second ve fastest raced for my red second place ribbon and the ve slowest cars raced to see who would get the green third place ribbon. It doesnt make a lick of sense. It didnt then and it still doesnt. Yes, I came in second in the group of the ve fastest cars. It was by about a half a car length. Daddy told me it was going to happen. He knew race cars and had the orange and black car that would win pegged when we rst showed up with my meticulously painted, slick and aerodynamic red, white and blue masterpiece. Daddy looked at me and said, That boys daddy works at the sawmill, Im going to tell you right now that things going run like greased lightning. Daddy was a drag racer, he called things what they were Dr. Joe Collins eyes would blaze when speaking about St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge. The late herpetologist, a worldrenowned professor from the University of Kansas and the Center for North American Herpetology, was rst drawn to this area by the federal government and the allure of that island. An island, Collins loved to say, was unique in the state, a barrier island which had remained largely untouched since the Native Americans and explorers found this part of the world. To Collins, who tragically passed away in 2012 while in the area for the annual counting of snakes and amphibians by the kind doctor and his merry band of herpsters, the island was something new to discover, something a man of science with decades of experience in all things snake could nd new, exciting. That impish pleasure in the things that go ick in the night on that island remained part of the boyish charm of this 70-something man until his passing from a heart attack while doing what his heart loved most. And how he loved St. Vincent. That island was his rst exposure to North Florida, coming through a contract with the federal government to assess the vitality and diversity of the cold-blooded population within the national wildlife refuge. For some six years, Collins and crew would alight on St. Vincent and walk merrily through the forest to look under the sheets of plywood and sheet metal that Collins would scrounge from the area to scatter about the island, providing habitat to the creeping crawlers. That habitat was also perfect for counting. Where most of us, myself especially, would impulsively run from something wriggling from beneath a board we just pulled up, for Collins and his band of herpsters that wriggling was cause for celebration. A chance for gazes like a long-lost lover found, for photos and high ves at least the herpetological version, maybe low eights or something. Another species counted, another species documented. Collins lifelong love of snakes and frogs and lizards satiated for at least a moment. From those years of research would come a pocket-sized guide to the snakes of St. Vincent Island. What also arrived was rabid advocacy for St. Vincent. By picking up and reading that guide, going out to the island to explore, an individual, Collins said, would become invested in the island, invested in preserving this unspoiled 12,000 acres located in Gulf and Franklin counties. The local folks and tourists alike, Collins said, should more fully grasp the uniqueness of this barrier island with no land connection, an island that provided so many clues to the diversity and natural gifts of this postcard paradise. There was simply nothing like the island for providing a snapshot of what nature provides; the breadth and depth. It is an island refuge that has been relatively untouched for a century, Collins said. Find me another in Florida. And Collins loved the Supporters of St. Vincent Island for the groups passion for the island and maintaining it. The Supporters have become even more essential over the years as budget cuts have impacted staf ng and programs. Next weeks annual Open House is on a Friday for the second-straight year due to staf ng cuts. But it is an Open House worth attending for no other reason than as a reminder of the natural gifts this spot on the map offers and what we must nurture and save for our descendants. As much as that Open House is a celebration of natural gifts, this Friday will provide a full-throated celebration of a man-made asset, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. Or as I like to refer it, the little hospital that could. Built long before it would have been under usual circumstances, this facility was constructed in substance to meet the expected need created by the build-out of WindMark Beach, now long in a holding pattern. But the hospital was embraced by the community, which chipped in more than $2 million in construction costs as well as support of a half-cent sales tax to underwrite indigent care. And having had occasion to visit the hospital a number of times, having had to make use of the facilities and staff, this has turned into one sweet deal for the community. The doctors, nurses and staff are extraordinary with bedside manner, their treatment of patients as humans, for the timeliness of services provided and provided with a smile, a kind word or a soothing touch. The ranks of the volunteers inject this facility with the human touch and grace that represents the best of any community, there to help, to wheel a chair, to sit and assist with paperwork and logistics for transportation, there to complement, by any de nition of the word. And despite the lack to date of the population boom the hospital was constructed to meet, the facility has grown by leaps and bounds since its grand opening three years ago. A new medical of ce building offers a variety of services and health care. New doctors have come onboard, a Womens Center opened and the latest in equipment installed. This is a $38 million hospital that has meant far more than dollars by, if nothing else, carving into the golden hour that is the critical window in medical emergencies and which far too many county residents had come to spend on the road heading to Bay Medical Center. So, take a time for a short drive out to the hospital this Friday and enjoy the festivities to celebrate the anniversary of the arrival of this community marvel. And next week, head out to St. Vincent Island and bask in the beauty that nature has provided. Then, praise yourself for your choice of hometowns. You talk about a can of worms! Keyboard KLATTERINGS Wounds that never heal Praising the good TIM CROFT Star news editor The Colorado Senate is mulling over Bill 196 which would hold all gun companies liable if one of their products is used in an incident that injures someone. Lets see here, if I can understand this right, basically this law is saying that if Browning or Remington made a shotgun in 1960 and fty-three years later some nincompoop accidently or otherwise shoots someone, the original manufacturer is responsible for the damages. I say its about time! Ive been waiting years for this day! And my beef is not with Smith and Wesson. Its the Gerber Food Company. My Mother bought jar after jar of their strained bananas and forcibly shoved them down my young throat. Naturally, it warped me for life! It wasnt just the terrible taste. It was the runny consistency of the crushed bananas racing through my innocent body that wakes me up in the middle of the night to this day. Ye gads! Someone should shoulder the blame for how I turned out! I couldnt sue Mother. But I can go after those Gerber folks with absolutely no qualms. And Im not alone here. I could name you plenty of classmates growing up that had problems above the norm. Im talking about crib ghts that lingered into junior high. Shouting matches enhanced by strained banana additives. You just know the ripe bananas made their way to the grocers shelf. If they lasted a tad too long they became banana nut bread... I can only imagine how ripe they were when they got squeezed into those little bottles. And that pin-up Gerber baby was smiling from the label just like everything was on the up and up! Im thinking big time restitution is due me. We do it with oil spills, why not baby food? The Buster Brown Shoe Company would be my next target. You talk about false advertisement. Buster might have had the worst haircut I ever saw but he looked almighty content adorning each box of shoes the manufacturer turned out. He was happily extolling the virtues of the style and good looks of his footwear. I cant remember exactly what he said about comfort. But he failed to mention altogether the amount of concrete and pig iron used in the production of each and every single shoe they made! And I was getting these skillets second hand. My older brother would wear them for a year, sometimes two, and he couldnt put a dent in them! I limped until Coach Camp issued me a pair of those Chuck Taylor All Star basketball shoes in high school. I gure Buster owes me something for all the pain and injury he caused me in my formative years. I dont know who made Cod Liver Oil. I hope it was those Johnson and Johnson folks. If this Bill in Colorado passes, Im going looking for them! That stuff was vile! Mother, as she lined us up and poured a tablespoon full down us each morning, allowed that the vitamins and natural minerals would protect us from rickets, build up our immune systems, strengthen our teeth, hair and bones and give us an energy boost to be our best during the day. It was all hype; no one actually knew the long term effect of the fatty acids involved. Company of cials remain suspiciously mum on the subject till this day! Wed never seen a cod sh but the name kinda said it all for us. And the fact that I daily partook of some of their liver had me quivering this morning. It looked like it came from a pre-historic tar pit! It smelled like the scum off of Mr. Archie Moores pond after it had simmered in the sun all day! And it tasted like regurgitated prune juice on steroids! You remember how awful that S.S.S Tonic was? Well, let me tell you something, up next to Cod Liver Oil, S.S.S. Tonic tasted like a chocolate sundae with whipped cream on top! Mom gave it to us for our health. There has got to be some humor there for sure! The Cod Liver Oil people should have provided counselors at the very least. Its a clear case of abuse if ever I saw it! Someone in the company or down at the boat docks or deep in the ocean where they dredged those cods up ought to be held accountable. Silly you say. Ive seen stranger things in this country. And there is no stopping once we get rolling on making manufacturers liable for everything theyve ever produced in the history of the known world. I got ned for running a stop sign once. It was late at night and I could barely see the blooming signal! It should have been lighted or painted some iridescent orange color or placed in the middle of the road instead of way over on the side. I want my money back! Listen, I could have easily been Valedictorian of my high school class. I only missed it by sixtyone people. That was bad teaching on someones part. Mr. Warren and the school board let me down. I could go after Random House or McGraw-Hill for producing faulty textbooks. Im just getting warmed up here. I ate a can of Redbird Vienna Sausage once 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 14, 2013 A Page 4 Section See WOUNDS A5

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Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE YOUR OPINIONS LETTERS www.starfl.com Thursday, March 14, 2013 A Page 5 Section By Grace Boatright Rarely do federal lawmakers come upon a policy that can expand access to critical health care services and simultaneously save taxpayers money. But according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Of ce, a tweak in the way Medicare pays for certain kidney disease drugs could do just that preserving the availability of crucial treatments to rural patients and saving the program billions. At issue is Medicares handling of a few oral-only dialysis medications designed for end-stage renal disease, the most severe version of chronic kidney disease. In 2011, Medicare switched to a payment system that reimbursed for all dialysis-related treatments in one bundled rate. Instead of paying prevailing market prices, the government opted to compensate health care providers according to a formula. But the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services decided to exempt certain oral dialysis medications from the bundle through 2014. Januarys scal cliff deal extended the exemption through 2016. Instead, those drugs will continue to be dispensed by local pharmacies through Medicare Part D, the prescription drug bene t. Thats the right call. Setting appropriate compensation is a particularly time-consuming and complicated task. It requires a remarkable volume of medical data. If of cials had simply thrown the oral dialysis treatment into the price-control bundle, they almost certainly would have set compensation too low. Indeed, the Government Accountability Of ce explicitly warned of a potential underestimate of the total cost and said that there were still questions about payment adequacy beginning in 2014. If policymakers had proceeded with bundling the oral dialysis medications, patients could have lost access to them. Health care providers serving the Medicare population would have started losing money when dispensing these drugs. Many would have been forced to stop offering them leaving patients in the lurch. Patients suffering from end-stage renal failure are some of the most vulnerable in the entire Medicare population. They typically require at least three rounds of treatment every week. Even minor disruptions to their health care regimens can lead to serious deterioration of their already fragile condition. Those in rural areas would have been hit particularly hard. Many communities outside urban centers depend on just one or two health clinics to meet their medical needs. A single clinic may serve patients coming from 50 miles away or more. These clinics typically run on very thin pro t margins and depend heavily on Medicare payments to stay a oat. Aware of the potential adverse consequences in rural communities, legislators responded by maintaining these oral medicines under the Part D prescription drug bene t. This move helped to maintain the viability of small clinics servicing rural communities. This was good for patient access but, according to the government budget accountants, also good for the Medicare program and taxpayers because it saves money. The CBO projects that extending the exemption through 2018 would save taxpayers approximately $1.3 billion. Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, played particularly important roles in marshalling support for the extension of the exemption through 2016, as part of the scal cliff deal earlier this year. They should be commended for championing the interests of rural Americans. Because Congress acted in the best interests of rural patients, Medicare enrollees suffering from renal disease can now rest assured that they will retain access to treatments they need. Grace Boatright is the legislative director for the National Grange, an organization that advocates for rural America. Have you ever turned on the light in a dark basement and shuddered as cockroaches scurried away? I get that same sense of revulsion whenever I hear about unscrupulous swindlers taking advantage of the victims of natural and manmade disasters. The Better Business Bureau has dubbed these human cockroaches Storm Chasers because they creep out of the woodwork after every major storm or disaster. In fact, because fraud was so widespread after Hurricane Katrina, the Department of Justice created the National Center for Disaster Fraud, a central information clearinghouse for more than 20 federal agencies where people can report suspected fraudulent activities tied to disasters of all types. One common scam is where supposed repair workers blitz impacted neighborhoods, hoping to ensnare frazzled homeowners. Their typical line is, Were really slammed but with a cash deposit you can ensure a spot on our busy schedule. Or, theyll scare people into thinking their home is dangerously unsafe, sometimes actually creating damage during their inspection. Often, these Storm Chasers just take the money and run. Or, if they do show up and make repairs, their work or materials are shoddy. This could leave you on the hook nancially since your homeowners insurance probably wont cover unauthorized or fraudulent repairs. Here are a few tips from the Better Business Bureau to avoid becoming a Storm Chaser victim: Ask your insurance company about whats covered under your policy and speci c ling requirements. Also ask them to survey the damage and see whether they have approved contractors. Never hire a laborer or contractor on the spot. Get at least three estimates based on the same speci cations and materials. Check their references, licensing and registration information with the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (www.nascla.org/ licensing_information); also read reviews posted by the Better Business Bureau. Require written contracts that specify work to be done, materials to be used, start and end dates, responsibility for hauling away debris, and costs broken down by labor and materials. Verify that the contractors name, address, phone number and license number are included, as well as any verbal promises and warranties. Read the ne print. Some shady contracts include clauses allowing substantial cancellation fees if you choose not to use the contractor after your insurance company has approved the claim. Others require you to pay the full price if you cancel after the cancellation period has expired. Ask your contractor to provide proof of current insurance that covers workers compensation bene ts, property damage and personal liability. Youll probably be asked to pay an upfront deposit to cover initial materials one-quarter to one-third is reasonable upon delivery of materials to your home and once work begins. Never pay in full in advance, and dont pay cash. Have the contract specify a schedule for releasing payments, and before making the nal payment, ask the contractor to provide proof that all subcontractors have been paid if not, you could be liable for their fees. And nally, remember the adage, If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If someone uses high-pressure sales tactics, requires full payment upfront, asks you to get necessary permits or offers to shave costs by using leftover materials from another job run. Theyre potentially disastrous to your bottom line and youve been through one disaster already. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 17, 2013, go to www. practicalmoneyskills. com/summit2013. Ways to avoid post-disaster scam artists JASON ALDERMAN Fiscal cliff healthcare policy x: good for rural patients and taxpayers 2089829 WATERFRONT TIKI BAR COMING SOON! 850-229-5200 | 340 Marina Drive Port St. Joe when times were tough, he didnt hold back. Therefore, I have to continue living, knowing I was cheated, wronged and denied my second place red ribbon. It is hard to take, particularly in March, when all the younger guys at work start drawing designs on the chalkboard for their sons and daughters Pinewood Derby and Powder Puff Derby cars. These guys design rockets, satellites and really cool stuff. I want to help to them, but I just cant. The wounds are too deep. One of my new students asked me if class would always be this entertaining. I told him, I will make no promises other than I will never cheat you out of second place. The student was looking up at me; I was standing on a table at this time. As much as I try, I cant stay behind the lectern when I tell this story. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. WOUNDS from page A4

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Local A6 | The Star Thursday, March 14, 2013 The installation offers primary care, womens services, imaging, rehabilitation, and dialysis treatments. With each passing month new services have been added, including surgical and lab diagnostics. Specialty doctors have been continuously added to the staff, including orthopedic surgeon, Alfred Cardet and family practitioner, Kirk Garcia-Rios. Garcia-Rios, a native of Valparaiso praised his experience with the Sacred Heart family. Its a beautiful facility and area. They did it right by putting the hospital here, he said. Hall added, Weve made a tremendous push on getting high quality physicians. These doctors could practice anywhere, but theyre in Port St. Joe and were delighted to have them. The 17-bed hospital has also boosted jobs locally, adding 10 new positions since opening to bring the workforce to 94. Sacred Heart has more than 80 volunteers whove collectively donated more than 50,000 hours of their time at the hospital. Theyre a phenomenal group, said Pendarvis, They really make my job easier. As Hall looks to the future hes excited about growth opportunities and additional services the hospital can offer patients. Over the next three months he plans to be adding rehabilitation services in Franklin County, weekend urgent care in Wewahitchka and mobile MRI services for all of Gulf County. Join the Sacred Heart to celebrate its third anniversary on March 15. A public open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Events include health screenings, a blood drive, bone density heel scan screening, a Heritage Room display, and of course, birthday cake. 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 She was terminated from the businesses and was ordered to turn over all items related to the business, including her personal vehicle. The lawsuit contends that Lynne Carr advised both of cers the car was subject to the divorce proceedings and was back at her Mexico Beach residence. She was threatened with arrest if she did not immediately retrieve and return the vehicle, the complaint details. Garner, Lynne Carr alleged, called her while she was cleaning out the vehicle in Mexico Beach to say if she did not hurry he would report the vehicle stolen. When she returned with the vehicle, Richards approached with a K-9 dog. He stated that searches had already been performed at the businesses, with Billy Carrs consent, and instructed Lynne Carr to remain still while leading the snif ng dog around her. When Lynne Carr called the Port St. Joe Police Department to receive reports of the incident, she was told by Police Chief David Barnes that Garner and Richards were off duty, their off-duty services had been contracted and Barnes responded with a yes when Lynne Carr asked if their actions were legal, the complaint continues. Lynne Carr is suing the City of Port St. Joe as well as Magidson, who is Billy Carrs attorney, Garner and Richards individually for violation of her Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search or seizure of her self and property, alleging the searches lacked probable cause and the three were operating under the color of of cial authority, alleging Garner and Richards were following instructions from Magidson. Additionally, Lynne Carr is suing the city for abuse of power, and also is individually suing Garner, Richards and Magidson, of the same charge, abuse of power. In addition, Lynne Carr is suing her husband for abuse of process. Magidson said Tuesday while on vacation that he had been served with papers on Monday afternoon, was leaving early Tuesday morning and had not read the complaint and could not respond to the allegations. COURT from page A1 SACRED HEART from page A1 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday altered language in a lease for the Industrial Park in Dalkeith. Commissioners, after some debate, agreed to a lease arrangement under which the tenant, Tifco, Inc., would have 100 percent of its lease payments applied to the purchase of the park should the BOCC decide to sell it after the three-year term of the lease. Though Commissioner Carmen McLemore said he was opposed to selling the building, he would support a change of the percentage of lease payments that would be applied to any sale if the county decided to sell the building. At their last meeting, commissioners approved a lease which would apply 10 percent of payments over the next three years toward a purchase price, if the county sold, and that Tifco would have a right of rst refusal. I am not for selling this property, McLemore said. This is economic development. This is what weve been working on for years. I dont have a problem with 100 percent if we sell the building. Commissioner Joanna Bryan objected and dissented on the nal motion, saying that applying 100 percent of lease payments to a purchase price would effectively be an interest-free loan. I am not in favor of that, Bryan said. The issue was brought to commissioners by Billy Traylor, who said he was representing the business as a friend of the owners. Traylor said he was trying to help the county identify a tenant for the Industrial Park, which has been vacant for at least three years and was vacant for several years before Taunton Industries leased the building. I wanted to see someone in the building, Traylor said. Tauntons lease agreement with the county called for 100 percent of the lease payments to be applied to a purchase, but the nal purchase price would include 5 percent interest during the term of the lease. Traylor said Tifco currently had 14 employees and hoped to add an additional ve or six. Their plan is to expand, grow and hire more employees, Traylor said. He asked commissioners to revisit the 10 percent number on lease payments being earmarked for purchase and also said the company was hoping for an option to purchase lease as opposed to a right of rst refusal. The only issue is the 10 percent that came up at the last board meeting, Traylor said. Thats a very small amount. The building is rundown and (Tifco) is going to put their own money into it. They are going to pay the taxes which havent been paid. In three years if you sell it not, that is a position of the board. Bryan said the EDA, which provided grant funding to construct the Industrial Park in the late 1990s was disinclined to provide an option to purchase on the lease agreement and believed the county should not construct a lease agreement the EDA would not approve. She also wondered how much the Industrial Park had been marketed and if there werent other companies that would be interested in the building if Tifco did not like the countys lease terms. County attorney Jeremy Novak said the lease would run for the next three years during which Tifco will pay roughly $63,000 to the county and the county would be beyond any requirements of the EDA at that point. McLemore and Traylor each said they had been trying for several years to bring somebody to the Industrial Park. Commissioner Ward McDaniel emphasized that by offering the lease as a rightofrst-refusal, the county would not be locked into selling the building. The 10 percent can be negotiated if we sell the building, McDaniel said. Commissioner Warren Yeager said the discussion was one counties and the state are having right now what incentives to provide to businesses creating jobs. Incentives depend on how bad you want it, said Commissioner Tan Smiley. We need jobs. County tweaks Industrial Park lease Lynne Carr is suing the City of Port St. Joe as well as Magidson, who is Billy Carrs attorney, Garner and Richards individually for violation of her Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search or seizure of her self and property.

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Local The Star| A7 Thursday, March 14, 2013 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com When it comes to school safety, a 1999 Colorado tragedy was the catalyst for new standards and practices. Columbine changed schools, said Assistant Superintendent for Business Duane McFarland of the incident during which 12 students and one teacher were killed. Since that event the nation has witnessed additional shootings at several schools and campuses. Safety remains a main concern for parents. This begs the question: How safe are Gulf County schools? Besides educating successful students, school safety is priority number one, assured Superintendent Jim Norton. You take your kids to school and you expect to get them back safe. Stacy Strickland, School Resource Of cer since 2005 for both the Port St. Joe elementary and high school said, I keep the kids safe. Im out there. Im walking the halls. Im keeping an eye on things. Though stationed in the center of the high school, which provides easy access to all common areas, he notes that he can be on the elementary campus in less than ve minutes. The schools are networked by a communication system and Strickland carries a walkie-talkie on his hip and a cell phone is his pocket ensuring that he can always be reached in the event of emergency. Deputy Donna Huggins is the SRO for Wewahitchka schools and provides the same services for northern Gulf County. The School Resource Of cers arent just employees, theyre truly a part of the school family, Norton said. Strickland is head coach of the Port St. Joe Junior High baseball team and travels with different organizations and athletic teams when they go on trips outside of school hours. In addition to having a trained of cer on campus, the Gulf County elementary schools in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka take security measures one step further and close a series of metal gates around the entrances after the rst bell rings. These gates force visitors to enter the building via the of ce where they must check in and receive a visitors pass. Its only after obtaining the proper credentials that they will be allowed to pass through a second door and enter the school. Teachers are trained and encouraged to keep an eye out for strangers and approach anyone that they dont recognize. There are 70 cameras throughout Port St. Joe high school that cover the parking lot, hallways, and common areas. Strickland said these eyes in the sky are not to violate student privacy, but to ensure administration can trace the source of a problem and respond immediately. In any emergency situation the rst ve minutes are critical and a lot can happen before people react. Each classroom in Gulf County schools is required to have a classroom emergency procedure guide. These yers are required to be in plain sight and readily available in a time of need. This tabbed, easy to use guide provides emergency instructions for hazardous materials spills, weapons on school grounds, lost or missing children, assaults, bomb threats, res, severe weather and hostage situations. While the staff is well prepared, administrators keep the students ready using mock drills scheduled periodically throughout the year. Monthly re drills and bi-annual tornado and lockdown drills keep protocols fresh in the minds of the children. During the last school board meeting, Norton mentioned that school administrators are working with Gulf County Sherriff Mike Harrison to incorporate additional drills into practice, especially those dealing with live threats. They hope to have these exercises in place soon. We live in a part of the country where we respect the Second Amendment and respect a lifestyle where students are also hunters, Norton said, but if someone pulls a gun in a threatening manner, our SROs will do anything necessary to protect the children. Since reaction time is so important, teachers are given full autonomy to make judgment calls with each situation that arises. The school is tied into the Emergency Operations Center and Strickland has undergone extensive training to ensure that hes ready for anything. SWAT teams have practiced drills inside the high school on weekends, said Strickland. Its so important that theyre familiar with layout in case something happens. Norton feels con dent Gulf County schools are ready to handle any situations that may arise but is always looking for new ways to utilize security resources they have. You plan for the worst, said Norton, but you always hope for the best 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 Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in the 100-Year Floodplain and Wetlands March 14, 2013 City of Port St. Joe 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd. Port St. Joe, Fl, 32456 (850) 229-8261 To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals This is to give notice that the City of Port St. Joe has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Orders 11988 and wetland will have on the environment. The City of Port St. Joe intends to undertake a project to be funded by a Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The project proposes to replace water lines in the Avenues B, C, D and E and connecting streets in the North Port St. Joe neighborhood in Port St. Joe, Fl. It has been determined that no practicable alternative other than to proceed with the work is available. This activity will have completed. due to the scope of the project. There is, therefore, no practicable alternative. The project will not affect wetlands as mapped by the National Wetlands Inventory. natural will result in continued experience of discolored, odorous, unpalatable, and particulate laden drinking water not only in the affected area, but potentially throughout the Citys water distribution system. Additional agencies involved in this project include the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Permits have been acquired from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Written comments must be received by Ms. Charlotte Pierce at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall on or before March 31, 2013. Mel C. Magidson, Jr., Mayor 2013 Election Notice Notice is hereby given that the City of Port St. Joes Primary Election will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in the Fire Station. Polls open at 7:00 A.M., ET, and close 7:00 P.M., ET. tions and will remain open thru Monday April 15, 2013, at 5:00 P.M., ET. Candidate qualifying begins Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 12:00 Noon and ends on Wednes day, Beginning May 4, 2013 May 11, 2013, (includes Saturdays of May 4th and May 11th) Early A.M., ET to 5:00 P.M., ET. There will be no Sunday voting on May 5, 2013. Also, Absentee Ballots may be requested now but will be mailed after received from printer. The City of Port St. Joe Charlotte M. Pierce City Clerk CALL: 850-670-3500 -or850-933-2171 Heavy Construction Site Work Excavation Asphalt Paving Brick Pavers Concrete Fill Dirt Gravel & Sand Mulch Sod Landscape Stone Patio Stone JASON WHITE CONSTRU C TION but stay true to Gulf County. We need to start growing our content base. Only non-pro ts are eligible for grants and those based on Gulf County will have preference in scoring the applications. Those applying from out of the county must be partnering with a local organization. You need to align with a local entity, Jenkins said. The grant money must be used for advertising and promotional expenses in out-ofmarket media in conjunction with event promotion to bring visitors to Gulf County and increase participation. Grant funds can no longer be used for prize money, travel expenses, cash payouts, plaques, certi cates and most especially, Jenkins said, alcohol. There may have been some things allowed when it was BP money, but we are operating now on TDC funding, Jenkins said. Documentation requirements of the event goals and whether those goals were met have been tightened under Jenkins and she emphasized that her team at the TDC are there as resources to event planners. We are partners to these events, Jenkins said. Our goal is to be at all events. We will be there and we will help. We work with each of the applicants so we know we are properly piggybacking our marketing dollars. As the grant cycle opens for the coming scal year, the current scal year is unfolding swimmingly for the TDC. After bed tax collections and gross sales rose signi cantly in October and dipped marginally in November and December to begin the 201213 year, January bed tax collections were up roughly 25 percent, Jenkins said. We are busy, Jenkins said. The snowbirds are nding us. CYCLE from page A1 Gulf County works to keep kids safe WES LOCHER | The Star Port St. Joe School Resource Of cer Stacy Strickland reviews surveillance cameras set up around the high school.

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Its a bird its a plane no, its Comet Pan-STARRS! Gulf County residents may have noticed something in the dusk sky over the past few days as Comet Pan-STARRS made its debut in the northern hemisphere. First visible in U.S. skies on March 8, the comet will continue to swoop by until the end of the week. Scientists believe that the meteor originated from the Oort comet cloud which surrounds our solar system and the rock traveled for millions of years to get this close to Earth. To catch a glimpse of the celestial visitor, grab an unobstructed view at your favorite beach and look to the west just after sunset. Keep your eye trained just above the horizon for a bright star with a Jetstream-like tail. On March 5, the comet took its closest trip to Earth, skimming past just 93 million miles away. Dont go grabbing the survival kit just yet; even at its closest the comet was still further away than our sun. By the end of the week, visibility will become dif cult without the assistance of a telescope or binoculars and by April, Pan-STARRS will have disappeared into the cosmos. Since the comet isnt expected to come around again for another 110,000 years, this truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Wes Locher 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 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. 14 62 45 0 % Fri, Mar. 15 66 52 0 % Sat, Mar. 16 70 57 0 % Sun, Mar. 17 72 60 10 % Mon, Mar. 18 71 59 10 % T ues, Mar. 19 73 55 20 % Wed, Mar. 20 71 58 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 21 Th 559pm 1.2 336am -0.2 22 Fr 709pm 1.1 405am -0.1 23 Sa 822pm 1.0 427am 0.0 24 Su 940pm 0.9 441am 0.1 25 Mo 1115am 0.6 1108pm 0.8 444am 0.3 341pm 0.4 26 Tu 1040am 0.8 429am 0.4 506pm 0.2 27 We 105am 0.7 1036am 1.0 335am 0.6 618pm 0.1 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 1148am 1.8 841pm 2.1 344am 0.2 306pm 1.6 21 Th 1238pm 1.9 1005pm 1.9 450am 0.2 437pm 1.4 22 Fr 114pm 1.9 1128pm 1.9 544am 0.2 543pm 1.3 23 Sa 141pm 1.9 629am 0.2 633pm 1.1 24 Su 1240am 2.1 203pm 2.1 707am 0.3 715pm 0.8 25 Mo 142am 2.1 222pm 2.1 741am 0.5 753pm 0.5 26 Tu 238am 2.2 240pm 2.2 812am 0.6 829pm 0.3 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 12 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. Boats have been manufactured for many years using berglass materials combined with a polyster resin. Resin is mixed with a catalyst at speci c ratios, applied to the berglass mat, allowed to soak into the mat and harden into a solid panel. Boats are made in two large components, the cap and the hull. They are married together and create a seam around the entire boat. The seam is covered behind the rub-rail, rubber, vinyl or aluminum component that wraps around the entire boat. This production method allows for a great deal of movement or ex, helpful in absorbing shock, pounding when underway in rough water. This same movement is responsible for small cracks we all call stress cracks. Once a crack develops its not unusual to see them grow longer. Another source of stress cracks is impact, often times seen where the rub-rail is impacted by hitting the dock or piling when trying to park. The manufacturing process, berglass mixed with polyester resin. In this process it is important to roll out any and all of the small air pockets that form. Its tedious task and easy to overlook a small spot. We nd these spots usually in areas where the shape of the boat contour rolls, around a step down, bottom edges of sh boxes, baitwells, etc. The spot shows up later in the boats life as a small empty cavity; the outside layer, gelcoat, chips away and we see a blister. If this small hollow cavity is not lled, repaired, water will collect inside the cavity and begin decaying berglass. Boat bottoms are vulnerable to damage from rocks, trailer hardware, oating logs, etc. Generally the damages are surface deep, gelcoat scratched but not fractured. If you can see raw berglass, that is an area where the gelcoat has been completely ground away, and these areas should be addressed. Scrapes and scratches pose no threat. Next week, Ill share with you the repair techniques for the abovementioned and more including where to purchase materials, how to create a gelcoat color to match your boats nish. Special to The Star The most popular happening on St. Vincent Island is being held this month. The annual Open House is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 22. Experience the beauty of St. Vincent Island and learn more about what goes on at the wildlife refuge and other nearby natural areas. Free transportation to and from the island will be provided by the refuge barge. Visitors may only sign up for themselves. The barge will pick up visitors at the USFWS barge dock, which is a short distance northeast of the Indian Pass boat ramp. This year there will be a limit of 250 visitors on the island for this event. There will be guided walks and tours, educational presentations and guided wagon tours. Visitors can sign up for the wagon tour and other guided events when they reach the island (visitors may only sign up for themselves) or they can explore the island on their own. Some of the guided activities include birding walks, beach walks, photography safaris and hiking tours. Outisde there will be several educational presentations including a the history of St. Vincent Island, whooping cranes, and more. The Supporters of St. Vincent Island will provide hot dogs and drinks at a booth beside an all-day live musical performance by John Miick and Cletus Heaps. There will be informational booths set up by the St. Marks Refuge, St. Marks Photo Club, Panama City Fish and Wildlife, Riverkeepers, St. George Lighthouse Association, UF Marine Turtle Research Group and the St. Vincent Supporters. Suzanne Marshall and Brooks Jones will be on-site artists. Volunteers will be at the Indian Pass boat ramp to guide you to the barge that will take you to the island. The schedule is as follows: 9 a.m.: Music, John Miick & Cletus Heaps 9:30 a.m.: Wagon Tour, David Francisco & Denise Williams; Coastal Photo Walk, Debbie Hooper 9:45 a.m.: Hiking Tour, Jeff Strickland; Beach Walk, Brad Smith 10 a.m.: Talk Whooping Cranes & St. Marks 10:15 a.m.: Birds of St. Vincent Walk, Barry Kinzie 10:30 a.m.: Music, John Miick & Cletus Heaps 11 a.m.: Photographic Safari, St. Marks Photo Club; Wagon Tour, John Izetta & Gloria Austin; History Talk, Jan Pietrzyk 11:45 a.m.: Hiking Tour, Jeff Strickland 12 p.m.: Music, John Miick & Cletus Heaps; Nature Talk, Kim Wren ANEER; Beach Walk, Trish Petrie 12:15 p.m.: Wagon Tour, Dave Francisco & Shelley Stiaes 1 p.m.: Photographic Safari, St. Marks Photo Club 1:15 p.m.: Hiking Tour, Jeff Strickland; Birds of St. Vincent Walk, Barry Kinzie 1:30 p.m.: Wagon Tour, Landy Luther & Pete Burgher; Beach Walk, Brad Smith Turtle nest adoption program Turtle nesting season will be here soon and you can help support the turtle program on St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge by participating in the Adopt-a-Nest program. For $25 you will be able to name the turtle whose nest you adopt and you will receive an adoption certi cate, a photo of adopted nest, an activity/hatchling report and a recognition in Supporters newsletter. Proceeds from nest adoptions help offset refuge costs for the turtle monitoring program. These costs include fuel for the survey vehicles and materials to construct cages to protect nests from predators. With so many turtles choosing to nest on St. Vincent Island last year, we are hoping for another active year. To adopt a nest or learn more about the program, email supportstvin@hotmail.com or leave a message at 850 229-7635. There are only two more monthly island tours before the summer heat and bugs arrive. All tours are on the second Wednesday of each month April 10 and May 8. Our enhanced website will give you details about the tours plus a convenient place to sign up. Click on Island Tour Sign Up. The tour is free, but participants must make a reservation at www.stvincentfriends.com. Seats are lled on a rst-come, rst-served basis. There is a small charge for boat transportation to and from the island. You can also visit the island on your own. Do remember that the island is primitive bring everything you need, including drinking water and leave only your footprints behind. This monthly column is provided by the Supporters of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge. Visit www.stvincentfriends.com for more information. Gelcoat damages should be repaired SHIPSHAPE By Richard Hance St. Vincent to hold open house SPECIAL TO THE STAR Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 8 Thursday, March 14, 2013 OUTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater Inshore As a result of the flooding, most inshore species such as trout, red fish and flounder have been washed out of the I.C.W. in our area and have returned to the bay. Great red fish and trout reports from the basin of the George Tapper bridge and near the old mill site have been the talk of the town this week. Most of the flood waters have moved on out in our areas, leaving us with muddy water and displaced fish. Good catfish and bream reports are starting to come back in Howard Creek and Depot Creek. No reports from Lake Wimico yet this week. Celebrate Archaeology Month with area events Comet Pan-STARRS visible from local beaches

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3031166 MARCH 15-17, 2013 | PANAMA CITY MARINA Admission $8.00 BUY ONLINE SAVE $1.00 KIDS 12 AND UNDER AND PARKING FREE BOATS! BEER! ENTERTAINMENT! -Over 50 Vendor Booths including electronics, art and accessories 12-60 Vessels on Display SHOW FEATURES TO INCLUDE: Paul Bedard from Animal Planets Gator Boys Seminars: Cruising the Gulfcoast, Florida Keys and the Bahamas by Capt Chris Caldwell Hourly Prize Giveaways Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information By BRAD MILNER 747-5065 | @PCNHBradMilner bmilner@pcnh.com The rosters are set for the East basketball teams, which seek a second straight sweep in the Halifax All-Star Classic. The ninth annual Panhandle showcase will take place April 6 at Gulf Coast State College. The East, chosen from senior players from The News Heralds eight-county coverage area, faces the West, comprising athletes from the Northwest Florida Daily News threecounty umbrella. The girls game is at 11 a.m. and the boys play at 1 p.m. Malones Steve Welch and Gracevilles Matt Anderson will lead the East boys in the quest for a sixth win overall and third straight victory in the series dating to 2005. Welch will coach forward Ty Baker and guard Austin Williams for the nal time, as those Tigers players were among the selected all-stars. Anderson will bring along Graceville guard Marquis White. Thirteen players were chosen for the East boys. That was due to the probable absence of Holmes Countys Chris Walker, who led the Blue Devils to a Class 1A state title this season. Walker has been selected to play in the McDonalds All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic before and after the Halifax Classic. Athletes that sign Division I scholarship offers, as Walker did with Florida, are eligible to play in only two all-star games. And while Walkers absence would be critical, the East has enough balance to challenge the team record total of 114 points set in 2011. A solid complement of guards who can score might be tasked more with doling out assists due to the talent on the roster. Guards include Jerodd Blount (Cottondale), Keyman Borders (Marianna), Herbie Harrell (Bozeman), Ryan Norwood (Bay), D.J. Roulhac (Cottondale) and Kiki Williamson (Rutherford). Blount is the tallest guard at 6-foot-2 and the highest scoring with a 24.5-point per game average. The remainder of the group stands 6-0 or shorter, but their contributions will be measured by far more than how many rebounds they can grab. Thats left to the remainder of the team with players that could leave the West with matchup problems. Baker is 6-7, Bethlehems Austin Boyd 6-6, Rutherfords Jai Jencks 6-8 and Wewahitchkas Raheem Wright 6-3. The latter plays taller than his size would indicate and averaged a double-double for the season with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Post play should be critical in the girls game as it has in years past. The East picked up its rst win in the series in 2007 behind spirited play in the paint and did the same in 2012 by grinding out a four-point win in putting the series at 6-2 in favor of the West. The East will contend with Choctawhatchees Lauren Day and outstanding guard Brittany Brown with post players Anissa Martin (Bay) and Aaliyah Coleman (Chipley). The East also will contend for dominance in the post with forwards JoJo Booker (Arnold), JoJo Carlson (Ponce de Leon) and Alexis Ware and Segovia (Mosley). Booker and Ware are both 1,000-point career scorers. Wewahitchkas Jessica Smith also achieved that scoring distinction during her career. She joins high-scoring guards Ashley Harper (Ponce de Leon), Khadejah Ward (Cottondale) and Holmes County 3-point threat Mikayla Moore on the roster. Coleman is one of three Tigers chosen to the East, which is coached by Chipleys Heather Hingson. Guards Rakeia Sorey and Jasmine Belser also represent the Tigers, who nished as 1A runner-up this season. The girls series has featured stingy defense in recent years with the last three games decided by an average of ve points. No team has scored more than 70 in that span. Nine of the rst 10 teams scored more than 70 points in the rst ve meetings. Senior standouts who werent selected for the East roster still are eligible to be chosen as replacements should one of the roster members be injured or otherwise withdraw from the event. ROSTERS REVEALED East boys eye mark; girls seek third win PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com Thursday, March 14, 2013 A Page 9 Section ROSTERS FOR THE EAST AND WEST BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS FOR THE NINTH ANNUAL HALIFAX ALL-STAR CLASSIC AT GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE ON APRIL 6 EAST BOYS Ty Baker, F, Malone Jerodd Blount, G/F, Cottondale Keyman Borders, G, Marianna Austin Boyd, F/C, Bethlehem Herbie Harrell, G, Bozeman Jai Jencks, F/C, Rutherford Ryan Norwood, G, Bay D.J. Roulhac, G, Cottondale Chris Walker, C, Holmes County* Marquis White, G, Graceville Austin Williams, G, Malone Kiki Williamson, G, Rutherford Raheem Wright, F, Wewahitchka *Thirteen players were chosen, as one was needed as a replacement for Walker, who is expected to play in two higher pro le all-star games before and after the Halifax Classic, which would exhaust his exhibition eligibility. Coaches: Matt Anderson, Graceville; Steve Welch, Malone EAST GIRLS Jasmine Belser, G, Chipley JoJo Booker, F, Arnold JoJo Carlson, G/F, Ponce de Leon Aaliyah Coleman, C, Chipley Segovia Goodin, F/C, Mosley Ashley Harper, G, Ponce de Leon Anissa Martin, C, Bay Mikayla Moore, G, Holmes County Jessica Smith, G/F, Wewahitchka Rakeia Sorey, G, Chipley Alexis Ware, F, Mosley Khadejah Ward, G, Cottondale Coach: Heather Hingson, Chipley WEST BOYS Tommy Calloway, G, Laurel Hill Tyrone Culbreth, G/F, Fort Walton Beach Drew Davis, G, Fort Walton Beach Roman Donofro, G, Crestview Dustin Geoghagen, G, Paxton Nicholas Haynes, F, Niceville Darien Moore, G, South Walton DeShun Tucker, G/F, Walton Dylan Williams, F, Choctawhatchee Coach: Andy Thigpen, Choctawhatchee WEST GIRLS Cassidy Anderson, F, Baker Brittany Brown, G, Choctawhatchee Lauren Day, F/C, Choctawhatchee Eve Heffron, F, South Walton Morgan Kennedy, G, South Walton Canisaya Matthews, G, Choctawhatchee Shadia Mitry, G, Freeport Taliah Moore, F, Walton Rachel Mosley, F, Rocky Bayou Christian Kerrie York, F, Crestview Coach: Don Brown, Choctawhatchee THE PORT ST. 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The wins upped the Lady Tiger Sharks district record to 4-1; Port St. Joe is 5-2 overall. Stephanie Brinkmeier and MaKayla Ramsey combined to beat Franklin County in a game called after ve innings on the mercy rule. Brinkmeier started and went 2 2/3 innings and Ramsey pitched the nal 2 1/3 innings. Haley Wood had two hits, a home run to left eld and a double and drove in ve runs. Kelsey Miles had a double and also drove in ve runs. The Lady Tiger Sharks traveled to Bozeman, winning again in ve innings based on the mercy rule. Ramsey (2-0) went the distance, allowing three unearned runs on three hits while striking out three and walking one. Christian Laine had three hits for Port St. Joe. Brittany King had two including a towering home run to left eld and Miles added three hits. Ramsey had a pair of hits. SPRING BREAK CLASSIC SATURDAY The Lady Tiger Sharks will host Sneads, Madison County and Bay High in their annual Spring Break Classic on Saturday. Port St. Joe will open play at 10 a.m. ET versus Bay High. Bay plays Sneads at noon, Madison County faces Sneads at 2 p.m. and Madison takes on Port St. Joe at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the day. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School track team competed at the Ram Relays in Spring eld last Saturday with the girls nishing third and the boys ninth. In the eld events, Nicole Enders won the pole vault for the Lady Tiger Sharks with Celeste Chiles taking fourth. Maya Robbins took rst in the long jump and Dantasia Welch was second in the triple jump. Michell Pryor took third in the shot put and fourth in the discus. On the track, Robbins, Welch, Maliyiah McNair and Jamrion Larry took second in the 4 by 200 relay and nished third in the 4 by 100 relay. Port St. Joe nished behind Fort Walton Beach and Niceville, but ahead of Rutherford, Bay, South Walton, Arnold, Mosley, Graceville and Bozeman. NNamdi Davis won the triple jump and took second in the long jump while Jack Cummings won the shot put for the Port St. Joe boys. Both teams will compete the FSU Relays March 23. Summer soccer camps The All-Pro Summer Soccer Camps will be held once again this summer in Callaway and Port St Joe. Presented by the Callaway Arsenal and the Port St. Joe Soccer Boosters, respectively, the camps will be held during the week of June 17-21. A morning camp (9-11 a.m. ET), will be held at the Port St Joe Soccer Complex, while the afternoon camp (5-7 p.m. CT) will be held at the Callaway Sports Complex. The Director of both camps, as well as lead instructor, will be Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School girls and boys coach and former professional coach Gary Hindley. Assisting Coach Hindley will be three other high level instructors, including goalkeeper coach Don Maples from Tennessee. Both camps are open to all level players, from ages 5-17. Registration is limited to 75 eld players and 12 goalkeepers. For additional information or to request a registration form, contact Coach Hindley by email at gjhallpro@aol.com or by cell phone at 850-276-6353. Cheerleading tryouts in PSJ Cheerleading tryouts for Port St. Joe schools will be held March 25-29. You must contact either Kristal Smallwood at 227-8251 or ksmallwood@gulf.k12. .us or Anna McFarland at 227-1221 or amcfarland@gulf.k12. .us before March 25 to receive the proper paperwork. Sports BRIEFS Lady Tiger Sharks nish third at Ram Relays in Spring eld COURTESY OF STEVE WHEALTON Kelsey Miles had a home run and ve RBIs in a win over Franklin County. She had three more hits as Port St. Joe beat Bozeman. Wood, King homer as PSJ wins two EASY WINNING

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, March 14 2013 B Page 1 Section Centennial TRIVIA Q. What year was the rst cargo of lumber loaded over the new railroad dock and what was the name of the ship it was loaded onto? Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B5 Words spilling out for local author By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Linda Heavner Gerald had a picture in her mind she could not shake. The Port St. Joe resident had a recurring vision of a woman, walking down a street among older houses in Beaufort, S.C. There was a man on a balcony waving to her and the vision in Geralds head was gone. Only to reappear, again and again. So, the retired nurse decided to sit down and map out the details surrounding her vision and that became her rst published book, Beaufort Betrayal. That was about 18 months ago, and since then Gerald has found a calling cranking out two more mysteries and a childrens book, all published and being sold throughout the world, Gerald said. I am the most unlikely person to write a book, Gerald said with a laugh last week. I feel my faith just set me up for this at this time. And here I am; I have my next book in my mind. I have had four books in a year and they are doing well. It is really amazing, this whole thing. Geralds books are published by Public America. The company assumes all expenses, pays no upfront costs and makes its books available to all booksellers. Gerald is among featured authors on Amazon.com. The publishing company, Gerald said, serves as a launching pad for authors and is excellent at marketing its authors and their works. Gerald said once she sat down with pen and pad a traditionalist, she also types with a typewriter the words, the sentences seem to take care of themselves. She does not plot or outline her books before beginning the task of writing, she said. The books, and the plots, just spill out, she said. I feel like I am vessel in this, Gerald said. I have WANT TO GO? Linda Heavner Gerald will have two upcoming book signings. The rst will be 1-3 p.m. ET Saturday, March 16 at Downtown Books in Apalachicola; the second will be 1-3 p.m. ET March 30 at No Name Books on Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe. One more scan day this Saturday The Port St. Joe Centennial Committees rst scan day went so well the committee decided to put on a replica. Those who missed the rst opportunity to contribute family or historic photos to the Centennial Committee will have another chance from 2-5 p.m. ET Saturday when a second scan day will be held at the Washington Improvement Group complex on Peters Street. The Centennial Committee will have several scan stations operating and there will be people on hand to take down information concerning every photograph who, what, when and where and any additional background. The hope is to create a historic archive of the rst 100 years of life in new Port St. Joe. The goal is to collect as many photos as possible for use during this summers Centennial Celebration in June-July, a weeklong birthday party for Port St. Joe. All photos ultimately will be archived and preserved at the Gulf County Library in Port St. Joe. The Centennial Committee also has launched its new website, www. psjcentennialcelebration. com. The website includes a schedule of events for the Centennial Celebration and a link to newspaper articles about Port St. Joe going back to 1937. In the coming weeks, the following features will be added: a photo archive (from the Scan Days Feb. 23 and this Saturday) sponsor logos and online store for purchasing the Centennial Celebration coins or for making a donation for the event. Tim Croft JSL Easter Egg Hunt Star Staff Report The annual Junior Service League of Port St. Joe Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, April 7. The hunt will be at the Eighth Street Park in Port St. Joe. In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, children will meet and have a photo-op with the Easter Bunny, as well as making crafts. All kids ages 10 and under are welcome to attend; there is no admission charge. And, parents, dont forget to bring your cameras. The Junior Service League is an organization of resident women whose goal is to bene t Gulf County children. The Easter Egg Hunt is just one of many programs the JSL sponsors each year. Every contribution to the Junior Service League is used to promote the welfare and bene t of children with needs in the community. For more information on the Easter Egg Hunt, call Lindsay Fisher at 706654-6313 or email lindsayeliz sher@gmail.com. Or contact The Junior Service League at P. O. Box 114, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 or jslpsj@ gmail.com. S pecial to the STAR Among her rst four books, Port St. Joe resident Linda Gerald penned a childrens book. LINDA HEAVNER GERALD See AUTHOR B5 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The end of winter was marked with a different kind of migration as the snowbirds visiting Mexico Beach ocked to the El Governor Motel for the 10th annual appreciation luncheon. Acting as coordinator for her fourth year, Community Development counselor Kimberly Shoaf planned for 350 guests but was pleased to see even more snowbirds continue to pile in to enjoy a mix of local food and drink. It exceeded our expectation this year, said Shoaf, as she feverishly passed out plates to hungry snowbirds. Word had clearly gotten out about the annual event and on Thursday hundreds of winter visitors were eager to spend one last afternoon on the motels pool deck enjoying one last glimpse of the beautiful beach while enjoying music provided by local musician Randy Stark. Members of the City Council, along with Mayor Al Cathey, were on hand to assist in the distribution of food, drinks and dessert. Its overwhelming, said Councilman Jack Mullen, a 12year resident of Mexico Beach. He was attending the event for the seventh year in a row and was pleased with the above-average turnout. An hour after the event started, snowbirds still were making their way through the food lines and parking was limited to the shoulder of the road. Shoaf said, This event truly lets us show our winter residents that we appreciate them choosing Mexico Beach as their vacation spot. FAREWELL TO THE FLOCK P hotos by WES LOCHER | The Star Winter residents of Mexico Beach line up for some grub at the Snowbird Appreciation Luncheon. Snowbirds migrate to El Governor for appreciation luncheon Snowbirds enjoy the beach one last time before leaving Mexico Beach. Good food and relaxation was the name of the game at the Snowbird Appreciation Luncheon. Hungry Snowbirds enjoy some lunch at the El Governor Motel.

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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 MLS 248671 $449,900 Cape San Blas Swim in your private pool or relax on the expansive decks. Nestled in the tall pines this 3 BR / 3 BA home has a bright Dawn Lounsbury 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 Pet Wellness Program Dr. Hobson Fulmer | Dr. John Duncan 187 Highway 98 Eastpoint, FL Open Monday Friday 8-6 PM We are a full service Veterinary Clinic offering small animal medicine and surgery: Laser Surgery Low cost spay and neuter Monthly heartworm injections (no need for pills) Dentistry with digital x rays Ophthalmology (including glaucoma screening) Dermatology including allergy testing Nutritional counseling and diets Sonograms for internal organ evaluation and cancer screening Complete laboratory facilities Boarding After hours emergency care Highly trained, compassionate, professional sta FREE VACCINATIONS WITH EACH WELLNESS EXAM CALL 8506708306 FOR A N A PPOINTMENT APALA CH I C OLA B A Y ANIMAL C LINI C YOUR OT H ER FAMIL Y DO C TOR Society B2 | The Star Thursday, March 14, 2013 Jerome Russ and Tenelya Leslie of Port St. Joe announce their forthcoming marriage at 3 p.m. ET on April 6, 2013. Their marriage will take place at New Life Christian Center, 504 Sixth St. in Port St. Joe. Friends and family are invited. Star Staff Report American Legion Post 116 of Port St. Joe will hold a bene t sh fry/ chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET (or until the food is gone) on Good Friday, March 29 at Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill. Along with local sh caught, cleaned and fried by Post members and friends, there will be chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and hush puppies. Soft drinks and water will be available. A $6 donation will be used by the Post to support a Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School NJROTC scholarship and other American Legion projects. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the park the day of the event. For more information call 227-3776. Legion Post 116 also will have a representative present to assist qualified veterans with information regarding the Post. Interested veterans can also go to www.legion.org. For God and Country. Star Staff Report There will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116 at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 26. The meeting will be at VFW Post 10069, on Trout Avenue in Highland View. This will be a general business meeting with discussion on our annual Good Friday sh fry/chicken barbecue fundraiser at Veterans Memorial Park. All members are urged to attend this meeting and participate in this important fundraiser. Eligibility for Membership and Bene ts can be found at the American Legion website: www.legion.org. The Post invites all eligible veterans to join the organization. For God and Country. 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. Takeouts 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. Star Staff Report The March meeting of The Port St Joe Garden Club has been postponed until Thursday, March 21. Members will meet at the Garden Center at 11:30 a.m. ET and carpool to Apalachicola. After lunch at Papa Joes, we will visit The Garden Spot for a program on succulents. The Garden Club invites anyone interested in joining this outing to leave a message on its Facebook page. The Garden Club building is listed on both National and Florida Historic Building Sites. It is available to rent by leaving a message on the Port St Joe Garden Club Facebook page. Jerome Russ, Tenelya Leslie to wed Garden Club meeting postponed Engagement American Legion bene t sh fry/ chicken barbecue American Legion Post 116 regular meeting VFW to host St. Pattys Day Dinner to bene t Relay for Life

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Schulers Videos on Animal Hospital of Port St. Joe 24-Emergency Service For Our Current Clients Quality Internal Medicine Soft Tissue/Orthopedic Surgery Dentistry Clean and Spacious Facility Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:00 AM 5:30 PM 300 Long Ave PSJ, FL 32456 850-229-6009 Plum Delightful Meet Lisa Oswald Sorrelli Designer & Founder M 19 37 1450 Jenks Ave, Panama City, FL | (850) 769-6979 School News The Star| B3 Thursday, March 14, 2013 Front row: Carson Brown, Bella Canington, Savannah Burkett, Julia Gainnie, Dylan Kemp Back row: Max Burke, Hailey Harriman, Cory Hall, Donovan Cumbie SPECIAL TO THE STAR The Port St. Joe Community enjoyed a night of food and fellowship at the Annual Spaghetti Dinner and auction sponsored by Faith Christian School. Many businesses donated items, and FCS supporters came out in full force. More than 250 people ate spaghetti as others bid on silent and live auction items. The Faculty of FCS would like to thank everyone that worked, donated or bid. The support of the community means a lot to Faith Christian Schools ministry. WES students learn about African-Americans and Civil War By Kim Ludlam Fifth grade students at Wewahitchka Elementary School welcomed the 2nd Infantry Regiment of United States Colored Troops Reenactment Unit on Thursday, Feb. 21. Throughout January and February students in the fth grade participated in various novel studies about the Civil War. This presentation was funded by a grant sponsored by The Education Foundation of Gulf County. Students were able to get a true look at how things were during Civil War times and the active roles that African Americans played in the war. The membership of this unit re ects men, women and children, from various walks of life who have come together to promote the African American perspective of the Civil War. They endeavor to teach the African American perspective of Civil War history and the sacri ces made. Really showed us how life was during that time. Rebecca Shealy. I found the program very informative. Aleah Wooten. I felt like I was in a Civil War camp. Tyler Stevens. Star Staff Report The Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College will offer this class as part of its Continuing Education series. The emphasis of this class is to have fun getting to know your camera, be it digital or film. You will learn to use the funny symbols (icons) and controls on this wonderful tool, including the secret of taking photos of moving objects, using tripods, manual modes, apertures, shutter speeds, night photography and special techniques to turn your snapshots into works of art. The instructor is Bonnie Jones, GCSC adjunct instructor and professional photographer. The course will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET Monday, March 25 in Room C-103. The fee is $21. Star Staff Report Pam Hiller, veterans/ military affairs liaison for Gulf Coast State College, will be at the Gulf/Franklin campus in Port St. Joe on Tuesday, March 19. She will be available to assist active duty, guard/reserve, veterans and their dependents that might be eligible for VA educational bene ts. Advising will take place from 2-7 p.m. ET on a walk-in basis with no appointments required. For more information, call Hiller at 769-1551, ext. 3341 or Loretta Costin, GFC Director, at 227-9670. Star Staff Report The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida will be hold Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) registration for families in Gulf County at the coalition of ce at 502 E. 4th St. (corner of 4th and Long Avenue ) in Port St. Joe from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET on March 14. To be eligible for VPK, children must turn 4 on or before Sept. 1, and they must live in Florida. When enrolling for VPK, parents will need to bring one proof of childs age and one proof of Florida residency. Typical examples for each are: For proof of age: birth certi cate, passport or military ID For proof of residency: Driver license, utility bill (must show street address), residential rental agreement, Florida vehicle registration card, or pay stub The VPK program is a great way to help prepare children to be successful in school and in life, said Lynne Eldridge, executive director for the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida. Parents have many different quality programs to choose from when looking to enroll their child in VPK. To nd out more information about VPK or to nd an enrollment in your area call 1-866-269-3022 or visit www.elcnwf.org. The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida is a non-pro t organization that exists to grow healthy children, parents and the relationship between them and administers child care resource and referral, school readiness, and voluntary prekindergarten programs in a sevencounty service area. For more information, visit http://www.elcnwf.org. Early Learning Coalition hosts VPK registration DAZZLING DOLPHINS The Lions Tale THE LIONS TALE Active military, veterans advising at Gulf/Franklin Gulf Coast offers Nuts & Bolts of Photography WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR

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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 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 FAITH Thursday, March 14, 2013 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Clenton Brownell 2-14-39 to 2-24-13 To our Papa, Hope you are having a happy birthday in Heaven. The turkeys are calling from high above. To bring home the hunt to our table as we gather here to dine. To congratulate him on his journey from what he leaves us the memories of his life. Bless him, bless his soul. Today a wise man has captured us in his grasp, from which he will forever hold. Today is a day not to be saddened of this passing. But to celebrate him going home. To celebrate a life that he had, the journeys he has taken, and the in uence he has set on others. So go ahead and aim for your glory, and set re, leaving feathers in your tracks. You will not be forgotten Written by LaDonna Pelt. We love you like a hunter loves his big kill of the day. Lacey Brownell Mallon The family of Ezra Clenton Brownell sends out great thanks to those who helped in our time of need. Thank you all for such gestures you have taken, and the words you all have spoken to bring back warmth into all our lives once again. We send out a big thank you to the Comforter Funeral Home, who did a great job, and had that personality to keep us going. Also, to Pastor Eddie Causey who said the sweetest words which touched our hearts, and to Dr. Ivers and staff who has always been there for us. We thank you for the cards, the food and visitations. Janice, James, Edith, Brenda, Tabitha, LaDonna, Lacey, Brittany, Justin, Kyleigh, Maddie From staff reports Spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Beach Baptist Beach Baptist Chapel, at 311 Columbus Street in St. Joe Beach, will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. ET on Friday, March 15. Dine in or take out, for a donation of $7.50 the menu includes spaghetti, garden salad, bread, tea or coffee and dessert. All donations are to help send Surgical Technologist Students Jonna and Jacie Ball to this years National Association of Surgical Technologists Convention in May. Any questions or to order dinners in advance call 227-8317. All support is greatly appreciated. Jam for the Lamb at New Bethel AME 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 the 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. MB Community Spring Fling Picnic First Baptist Church of Mexico Beach is sponsoring a Mexico Beach Community Spring Fling Picnic 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. CT Saturday, March 16 at City Park in Mexico Beach. Join us for food, games, fellowship and lots of family fun. Passion Week at Victory Temple Victory Temple Seasoned Women Department will host Passion Week 7:30 p.m. ET nightly March 25-29. Speakers to be announced. Everyone is invited to attend these services. Come be blessed. Its not about us, but its about Jesus. Elder Charles Gathers, pastor; Elder Willie Ash Jr., assistant pastor; Prophetess Marilyn Bolden, president; Evangelist Iris (Bolden) Gathers, vice president. Bay Choral Society at First Methodist of PSJ Do you hear the people sing? The Bay Choral Society and William Crane will be at First Methodist Church in Port St. Joe at 4 p.m. ET on March 23. The Choral Society will be performing music from Hair, Slainte, the Wild West, from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Les Miserables. The cost of the concert is $5. Avoiding identity theft explored at Lifetree Caf Special to The Star Practical ways to protect yourself from identity theft will be revealed at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, March 18. The program, titled They Hijacked My Life! features an exclusive filmed interview with identitytheft expert John Sileo. One in 10 households is affected by identity theft each year, Sileo said. So in 10 years, you have a 100 percent chance of having your identity information breached. Sileo is the author of Stolen Lives: Identity Theft Prevention Made Simple and regularly appears on NBC, ABC, and Fox to provide tips and techniques for protecting confidential personal information from theft online, through the mail, and elsewhere in life. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehousetype setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@ fairpoint.net. Faith BRIEFS Nancy C. Howell, 83, of Port Saint Joe, Fla., joined her beloved Billy on March 5, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband William H. Howell; her parents Frank and Bruce Campbell; and her brother Tom Campbell. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Margaret (Midge) and Jim Askew; granddaughter and husband Gretchen and Mike Schweers; grandson Ezekiel Stevens; great-granddaughter So Schweers. She was a member of the Saint Joseph Historical Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the First United Methodist Church. The service was at Holly Hill Cemetery at 11 a.m. ET Friday, March 8, 2013. There was a celebration of her life following the service at 2012 Monument Ave. In lieu of owers, the family wishes that contributions be made to Covenant Hospice, 107 West 19th Ave., Panama City FL 32405. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Nancy C. Howell Michael Joseph Slack, Sr., 55, of Wewahitchka passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013. He was born in Charleston, W.Va., Feb. 17, 1958. He has lived in Gulf County for the past 25 years and was a member of First Baptist Church in Wewahitchka. He was a carpenter by trade and liked to sh and hunt, and loved spending time coaching children in ag football and baseball. His survivors include his wife, Aunnie Slack of Wewahitchka; his son, Michael Slack ; three brothers, Ron, Terry and Jeff; two sisters, Debbie and Kathy; two aunts, Sissy and Connie; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. CT Monday, March 11, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Wewahitchka, with the viewing for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment followed in Buckhorn Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations to the First Baptist Church, Post Of ce Box 787, Wewahitchka 32465, in Mr. Slacks memory. Services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel. Michael Joseph Slack, Sr. IN MEMORY 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

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It is different at the end than it was at the beginning. I love it. I sit and do it. Gerald said she writes pretty much every day, almost non-stop until the current work she is slaving over is nished. Gerald has had such periods of artistic inspiration before. While living in the Bahamas she took up painting, though she knew little about brushwork or canvas before picking up a brush and paint. Painting was the same thing as the writing, Gerald said. I started painting and it was day and night; I must have painted 200 paintings and some those paintings sold well,. A stint as president of the Friends of the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park provided added spark. That gave me a little con dence, getting out and meeting people and being part of that organization, Gerald said. That really helped. So, with four books behind her, including a mystery set in Rosemary Beach in Walton County, Gerald is moving on to the next tome which will surely come as easy as the rst four. Everything that has happened has been good, Gerald said. And then she was off, to her home and her pen and pad. AUTHOR from page B1 A. 1909 onto Henrietta, a Norwegian ship Trivia ANSWER This photo taken on the deck of the Henrietta includes four locals, Fred Maddox, Sam Soloman, Steve McPhal and Happy Henderson and two crewmen from the Henrietta. Courtesy of Tim Nelson The weather is probably the most important factor determining where certain fruits can be grown and where they cannot. It explains why, for example, people in South Florida cant grow apples or Rabbit Eye blueberries; and why people living in the northern part of the state cant grow any of the exotic tropical fruits, such as papaya or mangoes. In this article well talk about how the weather affects different fruit crops. Ill also explain the meaning of such terms as chilling requirement, and cold hardiness. My information was provided by Extension Fruit Crop Specialist Dr. Pete Andersen, of the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Most fruits which grow in the northern part of our state are deciduous, which means during the winter, they lose their leaves and go into a period of dormancy, or rest. During this rest period, the tree must be exposed to chilling temperatures. This exposure to the cold prepares the plant to resume active growth in the spring. Temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit are considered chilling temperature. The number of hours below 45 degrees accumulated throughout the winter determines the total hours of chilling. Species differ in the amount of chilling they need in order to complete rest and resume growth, and this is known as a plans chilling requirement. If a plant needs winter chilling and doesnt get it, the plant will only live for a few years. In addition, the plant will usually be late or sporadic in its lea ng and blooming. The northern part of our state receives over 500 hours of chilling each year. South Florida, on the other hand rarely has more than 200 hours, not enough time for a plant with a chilling requirement to completely rest. This explains why deciduous fruits, such as apples, dont grow well in the southern part of our state. The other side of this weather issue is a plants cold hardiness. This refers to a plants ability to withstand cold temperatures without injury. Some plant species are quite cold hardy, others are not. Obviously, plants with a chilling requirement are very cold hardy. Other species are seriously injured or killed by cold temperatures. Most tropical fruits cannot tolerate low temperatures. A simple frost, for example, will kill a banana plant to the ground. A citrus tree in active growth will be severely damaged by a sudden drop in temperature. Citrus trees can develop some cold hardiness if the change to cold temperatures is gradual enough, and if the tree was encouraged to slow down its growth during the winter months. This is done by decreasing the amounts of fertilizer and water that the tree receives. Cold hardiness explains why we cannot grow things like mango and papayas here in North Florida. One cold spell and these trees are damaged beyond repair. In summary, weather conditions determine to large extent how certain fruits can and cannot be grown. Before you plant a fruit tree, make sure you understand about its cold hardiness and whether or not it has a chilling requirement. If youre in doubt about a particular species, contact your local extension of ce or plant nursery. For more information on dooryard fruit verities call the Gulf County Extension Service at 6393200 or visit our website: http://gulf.ifas.u .edu. How weather affects dooryard fruit varieties ROY LEE CARTER County extension director Star Staff Report Two men were arrested by Gulf County Sheriff investigators last week on felony charges in separate incidents. Jeffrey Ryan Marshall, 28, of Wewahitchka, was arrested on grand theft and drug charges on March 7 during a traf c stop. Robert Jeffery Matthews, 18, of Wewahitchka, was arrested two days prior for possession of 56 grams of marijuana. Matthews was arrested by Sgt. Jerome Williams after Williams stopped Matthews vehicle in the area of Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka. Williams observed Matthews run a stop sign. While talking to Matthews, Williams smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search revealed 56 grams of pot with a street value of $2,000. Matthews was arrested and transported to the Gulf County Jail, charged with a third-degree felony of possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance after his rst appearance in court. Marshall was arrested on an active felony warrant for grand theft. A search of his vehicle revealed his was in possession of methamphetamine, listed chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine, prescription medication without a prescription and drug paraphernalia. Marshall was booked at the Gulf County Jail on charges of felony grand theft, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of listed chemicals, two counts of possession of prescription medication without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license was suspended or revoked. Marshall is being held on $34,500 bond for the drug offenses, without bond on the grand theft warrant and $1,000 bond for driving while his license was suspended or revoked. Investigators arrest two on felony charges ROBERT JEFFERY MATTHEWS JEFFREY RYAN MARSHALL

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B6| The Star Thursday, March 14, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 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 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 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 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 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 31’40” West, for 152.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 10’20” West, for 5.0 feet; thence North 63 degrees 31’40” 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. 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 90390S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-12PR Division PR-A IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT SETH WILENSKY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The ancillary administration of the estate of Robert Seth Wilensky, deceased, whose date of death was May 7, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 14, 2013. Personal Representative: Donna Lee FillerWilensky 975 Manchester Place Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328 Attorney for Personal Representative: ROBERT M. MORGAN & ASSOCIATES, P.A. Robert M. Morgan Florida Bar No. 0511160 rmorgan@robertmorganlaw.com 12428 San Jose Blvd., Suite 1 Jacksonville, Florida 32223 Phone: (904)854-0410 Fax: (904)854-0414 Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of County Court Gulf County, Florida Dated 02-26-2013 By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 14, 21, 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 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

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 14, 2013 The Star | B7 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 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 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 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 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 92663S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 08-00542 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. TRACY C. THURSBAY A/K/A TRACY CLARK THURSBAY; E. CHARLES THURSDAY A/K/A ERNEST CHARLES THURSDAY; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 26th day of February, 2013, and entered in Case No. 08-00542, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein COUNTRY HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and TRACY C. THURSBAY A/K/A TRACY CLARK THURSBAY E. CHARLES THURSBAY A/K/A ERNEST CHARLES THURSBAY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clark of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 28th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence East along the North boundary line of said Section 33 for 2,873.15 feet, thence South 67.60 feet to be POINT OF BEGINNING, From this point of beginning extend the line East that is parallel to the North boundary line, of said Section 33 for 420 feet, thence South 630 feet, thence West 420 feet, thence North 30 feet to the Point of Beginning. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 5th day of March, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954)453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m March 14, 21, 2013 92661S PUBLIC NOTICE The Port St Joe Redevelopment Agency, in accordance with Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, has filed with the Port St Joe City Commission a report of its activities for Fiscal Year 2011-2012. This report is available for review by the general public during regular business hours at the Port St Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St Joe FL, 32456, at the Port St Joe Redevelopment Agency office, 150 Captain Fred’s Place, Port St Joe FL, 32456, and online at www.PSJRA.com. March 14, 2013 92685S 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. 1253 Application No. 2013-14 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04313-000R Description of Property: Lot Ten (10) of Block “C” of C.P. Gauldings Addition to Highland View Subdivision, a Subdivision on the South West Quarter (SW 1/4) of Government Lot Fourteen (14), Range Eleven West (11 W), Township Seven South (7S). Name in which assessed: Clay T. Eubanks and Staci R. Eubanks Scaturro 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 17th day of April, 2013. Dated this 12th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 2013 92677S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEVIED SEALED BIDS *RFP 2013-01* READVERTISEMENTALL BIDDERS MUST SUBMIT NEW BIDS The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified and properly licensed company or corporation interested in providing construction services for the following project: US-98 LANDSCAPING -North Port St. Joe Gateway Phase IV Project is located in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, and consists of NEW LANDSCAPING AND IRRIGATION on US-98. Bids will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 until 3 PM Eastern Time on Friday, March 29, 2013. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged at that time in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with the bidder’s name, address, date and time of opening, and project name/bid number as noted above. The complete Bid Solicitation can be downloaded from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency website at www.PSJRA.com. March 14, 21, 2013 92689S 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. 228 Application No. 2013-12 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 00953-062R Description of Property: FARM #91, Gulf County Farms Unit Three: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of Section 30, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence South 3 Degrees 03 Minutes 30 Seconds East along the West line of said Section 30, for 1321.88 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence North 71 Degrees 43 Minutes 40 Seconds East for 509.98 feet to the Westerly right of way line of a 60 feet street; thence South 18 Degrees 16 Minutes 20 Seconds East along said Westerly right of way line for 400.00 feet; thence South 71 Degrees 43 Minutes 40 Seconds West for 618.76 feet to said West line of Section 30; thence North 3 Degrees 03 Minutes 30 Seconds West along said West line for 414.53 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 5.18 acres, more or less. Name in which assessed: Marion Archie Busby, Jr. and Sandra Lee Adkins 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 17th day of April, 2013. Dated this 12th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 2013 92687S 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. 503 Application No. 2013-13 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 01936-000R Description of Property: COMMENCE at the NE. Corner of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, and extend a line South along the East line of said NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 for 552.4 feet; thence turn Westerly for 26 feet to a POINT OF BEGINNING. From the POINT OF BEGINNING, continue the line last described Westerly for 16 feet, thence turn Southerly for 100 feet, thence turn Easterly for 165 feet, thence turn Northerly for 100 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. It is the intention of the Grantor to Deed a parcel of property 165 feet by 100 feet and that said parcel may be further described as follows: Beginning at the NW. Corner of Lot One (1) in the Block Eight (8) of Britt’s Subdivision, Unit One (1) and continuing Southerly along the West boundary of said Block Eight (8) for 100 feet, thence continue Westerly for 165 feet, to the R/W line of West Second St., thence continue Northerly parallel to the R/W line of West Second Street for 100 feet, thence continue Easterly for 165 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: Myron A. Bliss and Mary H. Bliss 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 17th day of April, 2013. Dated this 12th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 2013 92696S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00476 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4, Plaintiff, vs. ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SARA M. ANTLEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 26th day of October, 2009, and entered in Case No. 08-00476, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4 is the Plaintiff and ERNEST REESE ANTLEY, SARA M. ANTLEY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 4th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 10, AND 12, BLOCK 56, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 7th day of March, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954)453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m March 14, 21, 2013 92709S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-244-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. JAMES G. PURSWELL, PAMELA M. PURSWELL, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure dated February 20, 2013 in Case No. 12-244-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and JAMES G. PURSWELL and PAMELA M. PURSWELL are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on April 4, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Lots 10, 11 and 12, Block C of BEATYS SUBDIVISION OF WHITE CITY, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 23, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: March 7, 2013 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Garvin B Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 March 14, 21, 2013 92701S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-241-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. NORRIS D. LANGSTON YOUTH FOUNDATION INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 20, 2013 in Case No. 12-241-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and NORRIS LANGSTON YOUTH FOUNDATION INC. is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on April 4, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: EXHIBIT “A” A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 1 (ALSO BEING THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CLIFFORD SIMS DRIVE -70 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY), FOR A DISTANCE OF 2,008.27 FEET TO A POINT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE WITH THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF BAY STREET 70 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 52 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 894.65 FEET TO A POINT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE WITH THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF AVENUE “A” (80 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE LEAVING SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 03 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 370.00 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 52 SECONDS EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 894.84 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 1; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 370.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 7.60 acres, more or less. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: March 7, 2013 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 March 14, 21, 2013 92725S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12 179 CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LENORA P. GANT, Defendant. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered February 26, 2013, in the above-styled cause, the Clerk of Court for Gulf County, Florida will sell to the highest and best bidder at the Gulf County Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, on March 28, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. EST the following described property: Lot 56 of Sunset Village Subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in the public records of Gulf County, Florida at Plat Book 4, Page 19 Parcel ID Number R04231-280R. 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: March 7, 2013. Rebecca Norris As Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk March 14, 21, 2013 92717S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No.: 09000121CA TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. ANEALIA J BUSH A/K/A ANEALIA BUSH, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 21, 2013 in Civil Case No. 09000121CA of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK is the Plaintiff and ANEALIA J BUSH A/K/A ANEALIA BUSH, et al., are the Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Front Lobby, Port St. Joe, FL. 32456 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 28th day of March, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 54, Eagle Bay Phase One, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 19, Pages 8 through 14, inclusive, of the Public Records of Osceola County, Florida Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of March, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Austin Nowakowski, Esq. Fla. Bar No.: 56616 McCalla Raymer, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660 Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: (407) 674-1850 Fax: (321) 248-0420 Email: MRService@mccalla raymer.com March 14, 21, 2013 92741S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-232-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TONY ROSS YOWELL A/K/A TONY R YOWELL, TRACY DIANE YOWELL A/K/A TRACY D. YOWELL, BARBARA ANN ARENDT, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 5, 2013 in Case No. 12-232-CA, of the Circuit of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and TONY ROSS YOWELL A/K/A TONY R. YOWELL, TRACY DIANE YOWELL A/K/A TRACY D. YOWELL, and BARBARA ANN ARENDT are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on April 4, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Lot Five (5), in Block 1, Whitfield Acres at Howards Creek Subdivision, as per official plat recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. AND Lot Six (6), in Block One (1), Second Addition of Whitfield Acres at Howards Creek, according to an official plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. AND that certain 1991 Doublewide Fleetwood Mobile Home, VIN Nos. GAFLM35A0501HS and GAFLM35B04501HS Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: March 8, 2013 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 March 14, 21, 2013 *Adopt*:Athletic, Creative, Loving Lawyer & Doctor yearn to be doting Dad & At Home Mom. Expenses Paid *Ben & Amy* FLBar42311 1800-522-0045 Found White House Cat wondered to our home in White City if anyone is missing this cat Call 850-827-2776

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B8| The Star Thursday, March 14, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS Come by The News Herald at 501 W. 11th Street for an application or send a resume to lgrimes@pcnh.com.Drug-free workplace, EOETO APPLY:Digital Sales Manager ABOUT THE JOBThis Digital Sales Manager candidate will work with a group of 5-6 reps as a digital asset. 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Strong leadership capabilities. Excellent negotiating and problem solving skills. Excellent written, oral and presentation skills. Must have strong knowledge of appropriate computer software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 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 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. 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. If you’re ready to move and overflowing with stuff Classified can help you store it or sell it! 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 These small ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call:850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax:850-747-5044 Email:thestar@pcnh.com Email:thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepet sitting.com Port St Joe, 101 Broad St, (Corner of Ave A & Broad St, Across from the Bridgeport entrance), Saturday, March 16, 7am-12pmTWO FAMILY YARD SALE!TVs; Printers; Queen sized bedding & dcor; Home accents; Wall dcor; Rugs, Women, men, & children’s clothing & shoes; Miscellaneous, Rain will cancel. Text FL44853 to 56654 Mexico Beach 101 Good Morning St, (Windmark Beach Village Center off of Highway 98 between Port St Joe and Mexico Beach), 3/23/13, 8:00 am -1:00 pm ESTFood and Crafts BazaarCOME SHOP WITH US -Various crafts, jewelry, scarves, decor, etc. all for sale, literature for real estate and vacation rentals, food vendors for sampling and desserts to enjoy. Plenty of items to view so come join us. We will also display a schedule of events happening at Windmark Beach for some fun this Spring and Summer. Event sponsored by No Worries Vacation Rentals at 850-229-6344.Text FL44878 to 56654 Port St Joe: 743 Jones Homestead Rd. Sat, March 16th. 8am-untilTwo Family Yard SaleLots of misc items! Text FL44820 to 56654 PSJ: 221-B 8th St. Turn on Long Ave and take alley to back of house Friday & Saturday Mar. 15th & 16th 8am -3mGarage SaleA lot of everything!! GUN SHOWSanta Rosa County Auditorium: Milton Fl Mar 16th & 17th 8a-5p. Concealed Weapons Classes. (850) 957-4952 or (850) 261-8407 General Admission: $6Text FL40762 to 56654 Lincoln DC Portable Welder, 6 cylinder Continental engine, A/C aux. power, Trailer mounted with toolbox, Good Condition, $2800 Call 850-899-8695 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach 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 Logistics/TransportCDL Class A Route DriverAverage 10 stops. Home base -Apalachicola, FL 850-653-8823 Web ID# 34244687Text FL44687 to 56654 OtherRE Sales AgentOpening for Experienced Licensed Agent. Call Parker Realty of Mexico Beach 850-648-5777 Web ID#34243264 Text FL43264 to 56654 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 Need Roommate or Cheap 1Br/Eff. in town 850-899-2247 or 850-229-8560 C-30 near I-Pass1 br 1 ba, w/encl patio. Nice views $515 unfurn w/W&D, furn upon req., Bkgr/credit check, Avail. 3/31/13. 850-899-0261 for apptText FL44846 to 56654 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 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 Mobile Home for SaleRustic Sands RV Park, Mexico Beach, Fl Clean, Light & Bright 3bed 2bath $12,900 More information 850 648 8818 williams_bradleyfield@s ympatico.caText FL44874 to 55654 ANTIQUE CLOCK REPAIRNew to area, over 25 years experience. Free pickup, delivery and set up in Mexico Beach area. Call Jack at 850-340-1867 txt FL44164 to 56654 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 Classifiedcan!If you’re ready to move up or are just starting out Classified can help you open the door to home ownership. We’ve got properties at every price, with locations all over town! And if you’re planning to sell, Classified can introduce you to the market’s best prospects. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O ce 850.873.3516UPWARD BOUND GRANT PROJECT COORDINATOR(Federally funded) To manage all aspects of the Upward Bound project & supervise and lead Upward Bound Grant sta & resources. Requires MS in guidance & counseling or related eld + 3 yrs. exp. as a teacher, counselor or administrator; and supervisor exp. & experience working with educationally/ economically disadvantaged youth. Salary range starts at $30,600/yr. Apply by 3/20/13. Only those who provide GCSC Application (must be completed); transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr.Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.



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By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The City of Port St. Joe and Mayor Mel Magidson are among the defendants in federal civil rights lawsuit led last week by the estranged wife of a Port St. Joe businessman. Also named as defendants in the suit, led March 7 in U.S. District Court in Panama City by an attorney representing Lynne Carr, are two Port St. Joe police of cers and Carrs estranged husband, Billy Carr Jr. In the lawsuit, Lynne Carr requests a trial by jury and unspeci ed damages. The allegations center on an incident in December 2011 while the Carrs were separated and headed toward a divorce case that remains ongoing. At the time, the Carrs had been operating several businesses on Reid Avenue, including a orist, wedding planner and boutique. According to the ling, Lynne Carr was the manager of the businesses located in properties owned by her husband. The lawsuit notes that while all three businesses may be marital property she argues she was the sole member of the limited liability companies owning the wedding planner and boutique. On Dec. 9, the lawsuit alleges, Lynne Carr arrived at work to nd Port St. Joe police of cers David Garner and Jake Richards present along with her husband. The two of cers, the lawsuit details, were in uniform and gave no indication they were off-duty, according to the complaint. Lynne Carr alleged that her husband stood without speaking beyond a greeting, showing a gun holstered at his side.City, mayor sued in federal court 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, MARCH 14, 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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See COURT A6 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com An arrest was made last week in the case of arsons that gutted the Port St. Joe Masonic Lodge late last year. Florida Chief Financial Of cer and Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater announced last week the arrest of Jarrod Powell Slick of Port St. Joe. Slick was charged with two counts of arson and two counts of burglary. Slick is charged with entering and setting re to the Masonic Lodge on Dec. 14 and Dec. 24 of last year. The Port St. Joe Fire Department, along with departments from Highland View and The Beaches, responded to the res at the lodge located at 214 Reid Avenue. The rst re caused minimal damage but the second re rendered the building a total loss, according to a press release from the State Fire Marshalls Of ce. Investigators quickly determined the res were intentionally set and posted a reward for information leading to the arrest of the culprit. The investigation was a joint operation between the Port St. Joe Police Department, the State Fire Marshals Of ces Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigation. Port St. Joe Police Chief David Barnes told city commissioners last week that a warrant was being prepared for submittal to prosecutors in the case. Barnes had previously said that investigators had promising leads and were eager to make an arrest. The arrest warrant obtained last Wednesday. Slick was arrested and booked into the Bay County Jail on two counts of arson and two counts of burglary last Friday. Slick faces up to 30 years in prison and a ne of up to $40,000 if convicted. To report arson, call 877-662-7766 or visit www.facap.org/ReportArson.cfm. A reward of up to $5,000 may be paid by the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention for a tip that leads directly to an arrest and conviction. Man charged in Masonic Lodge arsons JARROD SLICK By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf County Tourism Development Council last week opened its sponsorship and special event application cycle for the coming scal year. This is the rst year that the TDC has opened the special event grant cycle this early in the year. When she took the reins as executive director more than a year ago, Jennifer Jenkins overhauled the grant criteria and this year moved the application window forward. That will allow the TDC marketing committee and full TDC advisory committee time to review the applications, determine awards and have the Board of County Commissioners give an okay as the BOCC enters its budget crafting for the 2013-14 scal year. All grant applications must be received at the TDC Welcome Center by 5 p.m. ET on March 29. And the TDC is seeking events that are not only likely to be well-attended or high-pro le; the agency is looking to put heads in beds. The ultimate goal is to bring people into Gulf County, said marketing committee chairperson Alyson Gerlach, and have them stay the night. At least 50 percent of media buys from sponsorship grants must be spent beyond 60 miles of Gulf County. The further they come the more likely they are to stay overnight, Gerlach said. The TDC partnered through grants on 21 events during the current scal year. They range in size from the annual Scallop Festival to the Shells and Tales storytelling event last weekend at the Gulf/ Franklin Center. Jenkins said she hopes to broaden the scope of the events structure moving ahead. Lets try some new events, also, Jenkins said during a workshop last week. How can we keep them alive, keep them innovative, Tourism council enters special event grant cycleJanuary sees spike in county bed taxesSee CYCLE A7By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Now entering its third year of operation, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf is currently ranked number four in the country and number one in Florida in patient satisfaction, according to Beckers Hospital Review. Not bad for the rst hospital built in Florida in the last 20 years. Our No. 1 success has been our growth in the medical community, said hospital President Roger Hall. Its been a real journey for us. The ranking is collected from patients who rated their hospitals a nine or ten on a zero-to-10 scale in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. Physician and Volunteer Services Advocate Paulina Pendarvis believes that the results come from not only the excellent patient service, but the hospitals ability to grow and add services to meet the needs of the community. Nurse Navigator and local resident, Shelly Cannon wasnt surprised by the ranking. The three-year employee knows what makes Sacred Heart special. Its our community, said Cannon, We get to help people we know. The staff prides itself on working amongst quali ed and talented people, many of which are locals from Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka, Apalachicola and Eastpoint. Just eight months after opening the 24-hour emergency center a satellite medical building was added to the campus. PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The StarPort St. Joe Locals Shay Foxworth and Shelly Cannon with Sacred Hearts digital mammography machine. Below: Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf celebrates its third anniversary on Friday.Community rst See SACRED HEART A7Sacred Heart celebrates third year of operation

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, March 14, 2013 THURSDAY LADIES NIGHT2 for 1 ANYTHINGKaraoke with Beach Beatz 7:00PM Midnight FRIDAY ON STAGE INTHE COURTYARDLive Music with Buddy Hamm7:00PM UntilDrink Specials ALL NIGHT St. Paddys Day Celebration$1.00Green Beer ALLDAY! S S t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys D D ay ay ay ay S S t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys D D ay ay ay ay t. Paddys t. Paddys D D Sunday t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys t. Paddys Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday PortSt.Joe,FloridaSATURDAY ON STAGE INTHE COURTYARDLive Music with Bo Spring Band 7:00PM Until 850-229-FINE(3463) ADVERTISING DEADLINE RESERVE SPACE THURSDAYS AD COPY FRIDAY By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com On voting night last Tuesday, the one mill additional operating levy for public schools was the topic on everyones mind, but the Gulf County School Board had additional business to attend to. The board was joined by nine seniors from Wewahitchka High School who had toured Shands Hospital in Gainesville the week prior. These students, interested in pursuing careers within the health care field, have joined the Medical Education and Development System, or MEDS for short. The group has partnered with the West Florida Area Health Education Center to create a pipeline that will assist the future doctors, nurses and orthodontists in completing training in their desired field, help them find a career, and ultimately offer incentives for those who choose to come back to their hometown to practice or teach. The group, led by science teacher Lana Harrison, has learned about the importance of the health care field and the associated job stability. She also made note that each of the MEDS students become certified in CPR throughout the program. Also in attendance was the Port St. Joe High Schools Student Government Association representatives Carley Clements, Caitlin Goodwin and Morgan Butts along with Math teacher and advisor, Joni White. The students recently returned from a 10-hour trip to West Palm Beach where they spent three days at the Florida Association of Student Councils conference attending workshops, listening to motivational speakers and doing team-building exercises. While there, the team received second place in its state project, Creative Consoles and third place for its faculty/staff relations project, BYOB (Bring Your Own Banana) where the students treated the staff to ice cream to bring them closer as a team. The SGA also nabbed the gold medal in the Medallion Council. The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School SGA is one of two from Class 1A schools in the state and the team celebrated its eighth consecutive gold medal win. Also, Clements was named High School Student of the Year for the State of Florida. We produce great kids, noted board member Billy Quinn Jr. A status update was given on the construction work taking place in the lunchroom at Port St. Joe Elementary which will be finished by the time students return from Spring Break. In addition to regaining use of the entire gymnasium where both physical education and daily meals had been taking place, lunchroom recertification is also in progress, ensuring that the food meets nutrition requirements as outlined by dietitians. Board chair Linda Wood noted that the process isnt easy. Its difficult to serve a ladle of beans, she said.With levy on the mind, school board meets with students PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER| The StarThe Wewahitchka MEDS group with the Gulf County School Board. Below: The Port St. Joe SGA shows off their awards from the Florida Association of Student Councils conference

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, March 14, 2013 FRIDAY MARCH 15TH SILENT AUCTION PREVIEW 5PM 7PM SATURDAY MARCH 16TH RIB COOKOFF GATES OPEN @ 9AM CEE BCC EEASTPOINT FIRE HOUSELSL 719 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach (850) 648-8207OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM-CLOSE NEW MENU ITEMS & NEW WINE LIST ALL YOU CAN EATBREAKFASTSTARTING MARCH 16TH & 17TH. SATURDAY & SUNDAY 8:00 A.M. (CST) Star Staff ReportThe Americas Great Plein Air Paint-Out organizers have set the schedule for this years Artist Workshops. There will be two workshops this year: one at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art on May 5-6 and the other at the Port St. Joe wetroom on Reid Avenue on May 12-13. Each workshop is $200. The workshop in Apalachicola is presented by Tracey Frugoli, who is from from Chicago and has been painting since 1998. She has exhibited throughout the country and has appeared in American Artist and Plein Air. Frugoli freelances for workshops and is the Illinois/Midwest Editor for Fine Art Connoisseur. For me, painting is a humbling endeavor that re ects and enhances the most noble of our ideas. Light, beauty and paint combine to stir my soul, Frugoli said. Frugoli will host Simplify Your Way to Better Paintings. Learn to distill the essence of a scene and paint with more impact. Through demonstration and hands-on exercises, you will gain an understanding of how a painter sees and edits a subject to create paintings that grab attention. All skill levels are welcomed. The instructor will be working in oils, but all mediums are welcome. The second workshop is presented by Greg LaRock, who is traveling from Newport Beach, Calif., to participate in the Plein Air Paint-Out. LaRocks passion is to capture the outdoor landscape and its ever-changing light and beauty. The challenge of depicting the three-dimensional world onto canvas is a dif cult pursuit, but when it all comes together, it is an extremely rewarding experience. When the gap between believability and painterly expression is merged, Ive done my job, he said. A signature member of both LPAPA and ASMA, plus an artist member of the CAC, LaRock has won numerous awards for his painting excellence in the Easton Plein Air event in Maryland, the Newport Bay Naturalist Mural Competition in California and the Callaway Gardens Plein Air Show in Georgia. Greg has been juried into four of the Oil Painters of America national shows, awarded a Jurys Top 50 at the Greenhouse Gallerys Salon International twice and was an invited artist ve times to LPAPAs annual Plein Air Invitational. Making it look realistic, yet having a completely loose, painterly feel, is my ultimate goal in a successful painting, he said. LaRock will present Guiding The Eye, a workshop focusing on the basics of plein air painting, with emphasis on guiding the eye around in a painting. Instruction is suited to advanced beginner and up, and is designed for the oil painter who wishes to take their paintings to the next level. Objectives are relating to organizing elements, maintaining and supporting a focal point; achieving depth and atmosphere; understanding the importance of large masses; the importance of edges; color temperature and values; and how to take a 3-dimensional landscape and turn it into a 2-dimensional painting. Individual instruction will be available, and a list of supplies and objectives can be obtained by writing to info@pleinair .com. Workshops set for Great Plein Air Paint-Out ARE YOU BEING SEEN? ARE YOU BEING SEEN? ARE YOU BEING SEEN? ADVERTISING WORKS! PRINT AND DIGITAL PACKAGESStarting at $234 per month -Starting at $199 per month TO SCHEDULE A MEDIA CONSULTATION TO FIT YOUR BUSINESS, CALL TODAY! Star Staff ReportKids in Gulf County want you to know that tobacco kills no matter how big tobacco sugarcoats it. Gulf County Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) are speaking up and taking action against avored tobacco for Kick Butts Day, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids national day of activism that empowers youth to ght back against Big Tobacco. Plans have been made at each school to share educational materials and videos which discuss the dangers of tobacco products and the lies behind Big Tobacco companies. Its very dangerous, said Ethan Hinote, a member of the Wewahitchka Junior School SWAT group. If we can help other students know the truth about tobacco, we are doing our part to save lives. Sweet Deception Nationally, the issue of avored tobacco products has not gone unnoticed. Fruitand candyavored cigarettes were banned under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in 2009. However, menthol cigarettes, avored cigars, cigarillos and candy avored smokeless products were not included. With cigarette smoking rates on the decline in the United States, the tobacco industry helps insure its livelihood by marketing products like candy avored tobacco to attract a new generation of tobacco users. Many children and teens mistakenly believe avored tobacco products are less harmful than their nonavored counterparts. Once youth start using one tobacco product, they are more likely to experiment with others. The tobacco industry also loses customers because 1,200 people in the U.S. die from smoking every day. Yet every day, 3,800 young people younger than years of age smoke their rst cigarette. In fact, nearly nine out of 10 smokers started by age 18.i The younger youth are when they start using tobacco, the more likely theyll be addicted. Nicotine addiction prolongs tobacco use and can lead to severe health consequences. Youth have always been a target for the tobacco industry, said State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong. Numerous internal tobacco industry documents reveal that the tobacco companies perceive youth as an important target. In light of big tobacco tactics, we are redoubling tobacco free collaboration across Florida. Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Kick Butts Day is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsored by the United Health Foundation. The rst Kick Butts Day was held in 1996.Kick Butts Day set for March 20

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Recently, a new term started for one of the colleges for which I teach. After a brief introduction to the course; I went to the board and starting explaining to the class how grades would work for this particular college math course. Its March and I like March Madness and college basketball, so Im going to take a tournament approach to grading, I said as I started drawing a tournament bracket on the board. After noting, This is going to be fun, I continued explaining how my grading system would work for the term. The students look dumbfounded; I kept a straight face and continued with my explanation. The class will be divided into ve groups or brackets for each test. I went on to note that the highest grade in each group would compete for an A, the second highest for a B, etc. Of course, I also noted that the lowest in each group would compete for an A, also. My logic was that even if you are one of the lowest performers, you still had a chance for an A. It didnt take long, for a student to note, This is not fair. I stopped drawing my elaborate March Math Madness brackets on the board, and looked at the student who had noted that my grading method was not reasonable. Going back to my lectern at the front of the class, I grasped both sides like a Baptist preacher preparing to lay down the main point of the sermon. What if you were 8, 9 or 10 years old? I asked them. Would you think it was fair then? The class again looked at me like I had a horn sticking out of my forehead. What if you put all of your effort, all of your heart into a race and after you nished with the second best time, they awarded the Second Place Trophy to the runner who came in sixth? At this point, a couple of the students started dgeting in their seats and got that, How do I drop this class? look on their faces. Ive ranted about it before, I will rant about it again, and I will rant about it on my death bed. If I dont, please remind me; it will give me reason to live. Needing to lose a couple of students because of space in my classroom, I thought seriously about continuing my sermon without explanation. I did not; I let them off the hook. Math causes anxiety in some folks; I didnt want to add to their fears. It is always nice to feel that folks agree with you. They didnt know it yet, but they were agreeing with me. People think of March Madness and college basketball when March comes around each year, I think of the Pinewood Derby and the wounds caused by those who cheated me out of my red second place ribbon. Why worry about second place? If you earned it, you should be proud of it. The leaders of my pack, in their in nite wisdom, thought it would be nice for everyone to have a chance to win a ribbon. Doesnt this sound familiar? Everyone should win. Everyone should get an A. Im ranting now. Forty years later, it still burns me up. Fifteen cars; the ve fastest raced for the blue ribbon, the second ve fastest raced for my red second place ribbon and the ve slowest cars raced to see who would get the green third place ribbon. It doesnt make a lick of sense. It didnt then and it still doesnt. Yes, I came in second in the group of the ve fastest cars. It was by about a half a car length. Daddy told me it was going to happen. He knew race cars and had the orange and black car that would win pegged when we rst showed up with my meticulously painted, slick and aerodynamic red, white and blue masterpiece. Daddy looked at me and said, That boys daddy works at the sawmill, Im going to tell you right now that things going run like greased lightning. Daddy was a drag racer, he called things what they were Dr. Joe Collins eyes would blaze when speaking about St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge. The late herpetologist, a worldrenowned professor from the University of Kansas and the Center for North American Herpetology, was rst drawn to this area by the federal government and the allure of that island. An island, Collins loved to say, was unique in the state, a barrier island which had remained largely untouched since the Native Americans and explorers found this part of the world. To Collins, who tragically passed away in 2012 while in the area for the annual counting of snakes and amphibians by the kind doctor and his merry band of herpsters, the island was something new to discover, something a man of science with decades of experience in all things snake could nd new, exciting. That impish pleasure in the things that go ick in the night on that island remained part of the boyish charm of this 70-something man until his passing from a heart attack while doing what his heart loved most. And how he loved St. Vincent. That island was his rst exposure to North Florida, coming through a contract with the federal government to assess the vitality and diversity of the cold-blooded population within the national wildlife refuge. For some six years, Collins and crew would alight on St. Vincent and walk merrily through the forest to look under the sheets of plywood and sheet metal that Collins would scrounge from the area to scatter about the island, providing habitat to the creeping crawlers. That habitat was also perfect for counting. Where most of us, myself especially, would impulsively run from something wriggling from beneath a board we just pulled up, for Collins and his band of herpsters that wriggling was cause for celebration. A chance for gazes like a long-lost lover found, for photos and high ves at least the herpetological version, maybe low eights or something. Another species counted, another species documented. Collins lifelong love of snakes and frogs and lizards satiated for at least a moment. From those years of research would come a pocket-sized guide to the snakes of St. Vincent Island. What also arrived was rabid advocacy for St. Vincent. By picking up and reading that guide, going out to the island to explore, an individual, Collins said, would become invested in the island, invested in preserving this unspoiled 12,000 acres located in Gulf and Franklin counties. The local folks and tourists alike, Collins said, should more fully grasp the uniqueness of this barrier island with no land connection, an island that provided so many clues to the diversity and natural gifts of this postcard paradise. There was simply nothing like the island for providing a snapshot of what nature provides; the breadth and depth. It is an island refuge that has been relatively untouched for a century, Collins said. Find me another in Florida. And Collins loved the Supporters of St. Vincent Island for the groups passion for the island and maintaining it. The Supporters have become even more essential over the years as budget cuts have impacted staf ng and programs. Next weeks annual Open House is on a Friday for the second-straight year due to staf ng cuts. But it is an Open House worth attending for no other reason than as a reminder of the natural gifts this spot on the map offers and what we must nurture and save for our descendants. As much as that Open House is a celebration of natural gifts, this Friday will provide a full-throated celebration of a man-made asset, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. Or as I like to refer it, the little hospital that could. Built long before it would have been under usual circumstances, this facility was constructed in substance to meet the expected need created by the build-out of WindMark Beach, now long in a holding pattern. But the hospital was embraced by the community, which chipped in more than $2 million in construction costs as well as support of a half-cent sales tax to underwrite indigent care. And having had occasion to visit the hospital a number of times, having had to make use of the facilities and staff, this has turned into one sweet deal for the community. The doctors, nurses and staff are extraordinary with bedside manner, their treatment of patients as humans, for the timeliness of services provided and provided with a smile, a kind word or a soothing touch. The ranks of the volunteers inject this facility with the human touch and grace that represents the best of any community, there to help, to wheel a chair, to sit and assist with paperwork and logistics for transportation, there to complement, by any de nition of the word. And despite the lack to date of the population boom the hospital was constructed to meet, the facility has grown by leaps and bounds since its grand opening three years ago. A new medical of ce building offers a variety of services and health care. New doctors have come onboard, a Womens Center opened and the latest in equipment installed. This is a $38 million hospital that has meant far more than dollars by, if nothing else, carving into the golden hour that is the critical window in medical emergencies and which far too many county residents had come to spend on the road heading to Bay Medical Center. So, take a time for a short drive out to the hospital this Friday and enjoy the festivities to celebrate the anniversary of the arrival of this community marvel. And next week, head out to St. Vincent Island and bask in the beauty that nature has provided. Then, praise yourself for your choice of hometowns.You talk about a can of worms! Keyboard KLATTERINGSWounds that never healPraising the good TIM CROFTStar news editor The Colorado Senate is mulling over Bill 196 which would hold all gun companies liable if one of their products is used in an incident that injures someone. Lets see here, if I can understand this right, basically this law is saying that if Browning or Remington made a shotgun in 1960 and fty-three years later some nincompoop accidently or otherwise shoots someone, the original manufacturer is responsible for the damages. I say its about time! Ive been waiting years for this day! And my beef is not with Smith and Wesson. Its the Gerber Food Company. My Mother bought jar after jar of their strained bananas and forcibly shoved them down my young throat. Naturally, it warped me for life! It wasnt just the terrible taste. It was the runny consistency of the crushed bananas racing through my innocent body that wakes me up in the middle of the night to this day. Ye gads! Someone should shoulder the blame for how I turned out! I couldnt sue Mother. But I can go after those Gerber folks with absolutely no qualms. And Im not alone here. I could name you plenty of classmates growing up that had problems above the norm. Im talking about crib ghts that lingered into junior high. Shouting matches enhanced by strained banana additives. You just know the ripe bananas made their way to the grocers shelf. If they lasted a tad too long they became banana nut bread... I can only imagine how ripe they were when they got squeezed into those little bottles. And that pin-up Gerber baby was smiling from the label just like everything was on the up and up! Im thinking big time restitution is due me. We do it with oil spills, why not baby food? The Buster Brown Shoe Company would be my next target. You talk about false advertisement. Buster might have had the worst haircut I ever saw but he looked almighty content adorning each box of shoes the manufacturer turned out. He was happily extolling the virtues of the style and good looks of his footwear. I cant remember exactly what he said about comfort. But he failed to mention altogether the amount of concrete and pig iron used in the production of each and every single shoe they made! And I was getting these skillets second hand. My older brother would wear them for a year, sometimes two, and he couldnt put a dent in them! I limped until Coach Camp issued me a pair of those Chuck Taylor All Star basketball shoes in high school. I gure Buster owes me something for all the pain and injury he caused me in my formative years. I dont know who made Cod Liver Oil. I hope it was those Johnson and Johnson folks. If this Bill in Colorado passes, Im going looking for them! That stuff was vile! Mother, as she lined us up and poured a tablespoon full down us each morning, allowed that the vitamins and natural minerals would protect us from rickets, build up our immune systems, strengthen our teeth, hair and bones and give us an energy boost to be our best during the day. It was all hype; no one actually knew the long term effect of the fatty acids involved. Company of cials remain suspiciously mum on the subject till this day! Wed never seen a cod sh but the name kinda said it all for us. And the fact that I daily partook of some of their liver had me quivering this morning. It looked like it came from a pre-historic tar pit! It smelled like the scum off of Mr. Archie Moores pond after it had simmered in the sun all day! And it tasted like regurgitated prune juice on steroids! You remember how awful that S.S.S Tonic was? Well, let me tell you something, up next to Cod Liver Oil, S.S.S. Tonic tasted like a chocolate sundae with whipped cream on top! Mom gave it to us for our health. There has got to be some humor there for sure! The Cod Liver Oil people should have provided counselors at the very least. Its a clear case of abuse if ever I saw it! Someone in the company or down at the boat docks or deep in the ocean where they dredged those cods up ought to be held accountable. Silly you say. Ive seen stranger things in this country. And there is no stopping once we get rolling on making manufacturers liable for everything theyve ever produced in the history of the known world. I got ned for running a stop sign once. It was late at night and I could barely see the blooming signal! It should have been lighted or painted some iridescent orange color or placed in the middle of the road instead of way over on the side. I want my money back! Listen, I could have easily been Valedictorian of my high school class. I only missed it by sixtyone people. That was bad teaching on someones part. Mr. Warren and the school board let me down. I could go after Random House or McGraw-Hill for producing faulty textbooks. Im just getting warmed up here. I ate a can of Redbird Vienna Sausage once 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 14, 2013 APage 4SectionSee WOUNDS A5

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Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS LETTERS www.starfl.comThursday, March 14, 2013 APage 5SectionBy Grace BoatrightRarely do federal lawmakers come upon a policy that can expand access to critical health care services and simultaneously save taxpayers money. But according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Of ce, a tweak in the way Medicare pays for certain kidney disease drugs could do just that preserving the availability of crucial treatments to rural patients and saving the program billions. At issue is Medicares handling of a few oral-only dialysis medications designed for end-stage renal disease, the most severe version of chronic kidney disease. In 2011, Medicare switched to a payment system that reimbursed for all dialysis-related treatments in one bundled rate. Instead of paying prevailing market prices, the government opted to compensate health care providers according to a formula. But the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services decided to exempt certain oral dialysis medications from the bundle through 2014. Januarys scal cliff deal extended the exemption through 2016. Instead, those drugs will continue to be dispensed by local pharmacies through Medicare Part D, the prescription drug bene t. Thats the right call. Setting appropriate compensation is a particularly time-consuming and complicated task. It requires a remarkable volume of medical data. If of cials had simply thrown the oral dialysis treatment into the price-control bundle, they almost certainly would have set compensation too low. Indeed, the Government Accountability Of ce explicitly warned of a potential underestimate of the total cost and said that there were still questions about payment adequacy beginning in 2014. If policymakers had proceeded with bundling the oral dialysis medications, patients could have lost access to them. Health care providers serving the Medicare population would have started losing money when dispensing these drugs. Many would have been forced to stop offering them leaving patients in the lurch. Patients suffering from end-stage renal failure are some of the most vulnerable in the entire Medicare population. They typically require at least three rounds of treatment every week. Even minor disruptions to their health care regimens can lead to serious deterioration of their already fragile condition. Those in rural areas would have been hit particularly hard. Many communities outside urban centers depend on just one or two health clinics to meet their medical needs. A single clinic may serve patients coming from 50 miles away or more. These clinics typically run on very thin pro t margins and depend heavily on Medicare payments to stay a oat. Aware of the potential adverse consequences in rural communities, legislators responded by maintaining these oral medicines under the Part D prescription drug bene t. This move helped to maintain the viability of small clinics servicing rural communities. This was good for patient access but, according to the government budget accountants, also good for the Medicare program and taxpayers because it saves money. The CBO projects that extending the exemption through 2018 would save taxpayers approximately $1.3 billion. Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, played particularly important roles in marshalling support for the extension of the exemption through 2016, as part of the scal cliff deal earlier this year. They should be commended for championing the interests of rural Americans. Because Congress acted in the best interests of rural patients, Medicare enrollees suffering from renal disease can now rest assured that they will retain access to treatments they need. Grace Boatright is the legislative director for the National Grange, an organization that advocates for rural America. Have you ever turned on the light in a dark basement and shuddered as cockroaches scurried away? I get that same sense of revulsion whenever I hear about unscrupulous swindlers taking advantage of the victims of natural and manmade disasters. The Better Business Bureau has dubbed these human cockroaches Storm Chasers because they creep out of the woodwork after every major storm or disaster. In fact, because fraud was so widespread after Hurricane Katrina, the Department of Justice created the National Center for Disaster Fraud, a central information clearinghouse for more than 20 federal agencies where people can report suspected fraudulent activities tied to disasters of all types. One common scam is where supposed repair workers blitz impacted neighborhoods, hoping to ensnare frazzled homeowners. Their typical line is, Were really slammed but with a cash deposit you can ensure a spot on our busy schedule. Or, theyll scare people into thinking their home is dangerously unsafe, sometimes actually creating damage during their inspection. Often, these Storm Chasers just take the money and run. Or, if they do show up and make repairs, their work or materials are shoddy. This could leave you on the hook nancially since your homeowners insurance probably wont cover unauthorized or fraudulent repairs. Here are a few tips from the Better Business Bureau to avoid becoming a Storm Chaser victim: Ask your insurance company about whats covered under your policy and speci c ling requirements. Also ask them to survey the damage and see whether they have approved contractors. Never hire a laborer or contractor on the spot. Get at least three estimates based on the same speci cations and materials. Check their references, licensing and registration information with the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (www.nascla.org/ licensing_information); also read reviews posted by the Better Business Bureau. Require written contracts that specify work to be done, materials to be used, start and end dates, responsibility for hauling away debris, and costs broken down by labor and materials. Verify that the contractors name, address, phone number and license number are included, as well as any verbal promises and warranties. Read the ne print. Some shady contracts include clauses allowing substantial cancellation fees if you choose not to use the contractor after your insurance company has approved the claim. Others require you to pay the full price if you cancel after the cancellation period has expired. Ask your contractor to provide proof of current insurance that covers workers compensation bene ts, property damage and personal liability. Youll probably be asked to pay an upfront deposit to cover initial materials one-quarter to one-third is reasonable upon delivery of materials to your home and once work begins. Never pay in full in advance, and dont pay cash. Have the contract specify a schedule for releasing payments, and before making the nal payment, ask the contractor to provide proof that all subcontractors have been paid if not, you could be liable for their fees. And nally, remember the adage, If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If someone uses high-pressure sales tactics, requires full payment upfront, asks you to get necessary permits or offers to shave costs by using leftover materials from another job run. Theyre potentially disastrous to your bottom line and youve been through one disaster already. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 17, 2013, go to www. practicalmoneyskills. com/summit2013. Ways to avoid post-disaster scam artists JASON ALDERMAN Fiscal cliff healthcare policy x: good for rural patients and taxpayers 2089829 WATERFRONTTIKI BARCOMING SOON!850-229-5200 | 340 Marina Drive Port St. Joe when times were tough, he didnt hold back. Therefore, I have to continue living, knowing I was cheated, wronged and denied my second place red ribbon. It is hard to take, particularly in March, when all the younger guys at work start drawing designs on the chalkboard for their sons and daughters Pinewood Derby and Powder Puff Derby cars. These guys design rockets, satellites and really cool stuff. I want to help to them, but I just cant. The wounds are too deep. One of my new students asked me if class would always be this entertaining. I told him, I will make no promises other than I will never cheat you out of second place. The student was looking up at me; I was standing on a table at this time. As much as I try, I cant stay behind the lectern when I tell this story. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. WOUNDS from page A4

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LocalA6 | The Star Thursday, March 14, 2013 The installation offers primary care, womens services, imaging, rehabilitation, and dialysis treatments. With each passing month new services have been added, including surgical and lab diagnostics. Specialty doctors have been continuously added to the staff, including orthopedic surgeon, Alfred Cardet and family practitioner, Kirk Garcia-Rios. Garcia-Rios, a native of Valparaiso praised his experience with the Sacred Heart family. Its a beautiful facility and area. They did it right by putting the hospital here, he said. Hall added, Weve made a tremendous push on getting high quality physicians. These doctors could practice anywhere, but theyre in Port St. Joe and were delighted to have them. The 17-bed hospital has also boosted jobs locally, adding 10 new positions since opening to bring the workforce to 94. Sacred Heart has more than 80 volunteers whove collectively donated more than 50,000 hours of their time at the hospital. Theyre a phenomenal group, said Pendarvis, They really make my job easier. As Hall looks to the future hes excited about growth opportunities and additional services the hospital can offer patients. Over the next three months he plans to be adding rehabilitation services in Franklin County, weekend urgent care in Wewahitchka and mobile MRI services for all of Gulf County. Join the Sacred Heart to celebrate its third anniversary on March 15. A public open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Events include health screenings, a blood drive, bone density heel scan screening, a Heritage Room display, and of course, birthday cake. A Call To All Vendors: Exposure for Your BusinessBecome a main ingredient for local consumers as a featured sponsor of the Taste of Home Cooking School: $Buy your tickets now at The News Herald and at newsherald.com She was terminated from the businesses and was ordered to turn over all items related to the business, including her personal vehicle. The lawsuit contends that Lynne Carr advised both of cers the car was subject to the divorce proceedings and was back at her Mexico Beach residence. She was threatened with arrest if she did not immediately retrieve and return the vehicle, the complaint details. Garner, Lynne Carr alleged, called her while she was cleaning out the vehicle in Mexico Beach to say if she did not hurry he would report the vehicle stolen. When she returned with the vehicle, Richards approached with a K-9 dog. He stated that searches had already been performed at the businesses, with Billy Carrs consent, and instructed Lynne Carr to remain still while leading the snif ng dog around her. When Lynne Carr called the Port St. Joe Police Department to receive reports of the incident, she was told by Police Chief David Barnes that Garner and Richards were off duty, their off-duty services had been contracted and Barnes responded with a yes when Lynne Carr asked if their actions were legal, the complaint continues. Lynne Carr is suing the City of Port St. Joe as well as Magidson, who is Billy Carrs attorney, Garner and Richards individually for violation of her Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search or seizure of her self and property, alleging the searches lacked probable cause and the three were operating under the color of of cial authority, alleging Garner and Richards were following instructions from Magidson. Additionally, Lynne Carr is suing the city for abuse of power, and also is individually suing Garner, Richards and Magidson, of the same charge, abuse of power. In addition, Lynne Carr is suing her husband for abuse of process. Magidson said Tuesday while on vacation that he had been served with papers on Monday afternoon, was leaving early Tuesday morning and had not read the complaint and could not respond to the allegations. COURT from page A1 SACRED HEART from page A1 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday altered language in a lease for the Industrial Park in Dalkeith. Commissioners, after some debate, agreed to a lease arrangement under which the tenant, Tifco, Inc., would have 100 percent of its lease payments applied to the purchase of the park should the BOCC decide to sell it after the three-year term of the lease. Though Commissioner Carmen McLemore said he was opposed to selling the building, he would support a change of the percentage of lease payments that would be applied to any sale if the county decided to sell the building. At their last meeting, commissioners approved a lease which would apply 10 percent of payments over the next three years toward a purchase price, if the county sold, and that Tifco would have a right of rst refusal. I am not for selling this property, McLemore said. This is economic development. This is what weve been working on for years. I dont have a problem with 100 percent if we sell the building. Commissioner Joanna Bryan objected and dissented on the nal motion, saying that applying 100 percent of lease payments to a purchase price would effectively be an interest-free loan. I am not in favor of that, Bryan said. The issue was brought to commissioners by Billy Traylor, who said he was representing the business as a friend of the owners. Traylor said he was trying to help the county identify a tenant for the Industrial Park, which has been vacant for at least three years and was vacant for several years before Taunton Industries leased the building. I wanted to see someone in the building, Traylor said. Tauntons lease agreement with the county called for 100 percent of the lease payments to be applied to a purchase, but the nal purchase price would include 5 percent interest during the term of the lease. Traylor said Tifco currently had 14 employees and hoped to add an additional ve or six. Their plan is to expand, grow and hire more employees, Traylor said. He asked commissioners to revisit the 10 percent number on lease payments being earmarked for purchase and also said the company was hoping for an option to purchase lease as opposed to a right of rst refusal. The only issue is the 10 percent that came up at the last board meeting, Traylor said. Thats a very small amount. The building is rundown and (Tifco) is going to put their own money into it. They are going to pay the taxes which havent been paid. In three years if you sell it not, that is a position of the board. Bryan said the EDA, which provided grant funding to construct the Industrial Park in the late 1990s was disinclined to provide an option to purchase on the lease agreement and believed the county should not construct a lease agreement the EDA would not approve. She also wondered how much the Industrial Park had been marketed and if there werent other companies that would be interested in the building if Tifco did not like the countys lease terms. County attorney Jeremy Novak said the lease would run for the next three years during which Tifco will pay roughly $63,000 to the county and the county would be beyond any requirements of the EDA at that point. McLemore and Traylor each said they had been trying for several years to bring somebody to the Industrial Park. Commissioner Ward McDaniel emphasized that by offering the lease as a rightofrst-refusal, the county would not be locked into selling the building. The 10 percent can be negotiated if we sell the building, McDaniel said. Commissioner Warren Yeager said the discussion was one counties and the state are having right now what incentives to provide to businesses creating jobs. Incentives depend on how bad you want it, said Commissioner Tan Smiley. We need jobs.County tweaks Industrial Park lease Lynne Carr is suing the City of Port St. Joe as well as Magidson, who is Billy Carrs attorney, Garner and Richards individually for violation of her Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search or seizure of her self and property.

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LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, March 14, 2013 By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com When it comes to school safety, a 1999 Colorado tragedy was the catalyst for new standards and practices. Columbine changed schools, said Assistant Superintendent for Business Duane McFarland of the incident during which 12 students and one teacher were killed. Since that event the nation has witnessed additional shootings at several schools and campuses. Safety remains a main concern for parents. This begs the question: How safe are Gulf County schools? Besides educating successful students, school safety is priority number one, assured Superintendent Jim Norton. You take your kids to school and you expect to get them back safe. Stacy Strickland, School Resource Of cer since 2005 for both the Port St. Joe elementary and high school said, I keep the kids safe. Im out there. Im walking the halls. Im keeping an eye on things. Though stationed in the center of the high school, which provides easy access to all common areas, he notes that he can be on the elementary campus in less than ve minutes. The schools are networked by a communication system and Strickland carries a walkie-talkie on his hip and a cell phone is his pocket ensuring that he can always be reached in the event of emergency. Deputy Donna Huggins is the SRO for Wewahitchka schools and provides the same services for northern Gulf County. The School Resource Of cers arent just employees, theyre truly a part of the school family, Norton said. Strickland is head coach of the Port St. Joe Junior High baseball team and travels with different organizations and athletic teams when they go on trips outside of school hours. In addition to having a trained of cer on campus, the Gulf County elementary schools in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka take security measures one step further and close a series of metal gates around the entrances after the rst bell rings. These gates force visitors to enter the building via the of ce where they must check in and receive a visitors pass. Its only after obtaining the proper credentials that they will be allowed to pass through a second door and enter the school. Teachers are trained and encouraged to keep an eye out for strangers and approach anyone that they dont recognize. There are 70 cameras throughout Port St. Joe high school that cover the parking lot, hallways, and common areas. Strickland said these eyes in the sky are not to violate student privacy, but to ensure administration can trace the source of a problem and respond immediately. In any emergency situation the rst ve minutes are critical and a lot can happen before people react. Each classroom in Gulf County schools is required to have a classroom emergency procedure guide. These yers are required to be in plain sight and readily available in a time of need. This tabbed, easy to use guide provides emergency instructions for hazardous materials spills, weapons on school grounds, lost or missing children, assaults, bomb threats, res, severe weather and hostage situations. While the staff is well prepared, administrators keep the students ready using mock drills scheduled periodically throughout the year. Monthly re drills and bi-annual tornado and lockdown drills keep protocols fresh in the minds of the children. During the last school board meeting, Norton mentioned that school administrators are working with Gulf County Sherriff Mike Harrison to incorporate additional drills into practice, especially those dealing with live threats. They hope to have these exercises in place soon. We live in a part of the country where we respect the Second Amendment and respect a lifestyle where students are also hunters, Norton said, but if someone pulls a gun in a threatening manner, our SROs will do anything necessary to protect the children. Since reaction time is so important, teachers are given full autonomy to make judgment calls with each situation that arises. The school is tied into the Emergency Operations Center and Strickland has undergone extensive training to ensure that hes ready for anything. SWAT teams have practiced drills inside the high school on weekends, said Strickland. Its so important that theyre familiar with layout in case something happens. Norton feels con dent Gulf County schools are ready to handle any situations that may arise but is always looking for new ways to utilize security resources they have. You plan for the worst, said Norton, but you always hope for the best 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 Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in the 100-Year Floodplain and WetlandsMarch 14, 2013 City of Port St. Joe 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd. Port St. Joe, Fl, 32456 (850) 229-8261 To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals This is to give notice that the City of Port St. Joe has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Orders 11988 and wetland will have on the environment. The City of Port St. Joe intends to undertake a project to be funded by a Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The project proposes to replace water lines in the Avenues B, C, D and E and connecting streets in the North Port St. Joe neighborhood in Port St. Joe, Fl. It has been determined that no practicable alternative other than to proceed with the work is available. This activity will have completed. due to the scope of the project. There is, therefore, no practicable alternative. The project will not affect wetlands as mapped by the National Wetlands Inventory. natural will result in continued experience of discolored, odorous, unpalatable, and particulate laden drinking water not only in the affected area, but potentially throughout the Citys water distribution system.Additional agencies involved in this project include the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Permits have been acquired from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Written comments must be received by Ms. Charlotte Pierce at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall on or before March 31, 2013. Mel C. Magidson, Jr., Mayor 2013 Election NoticeNotice is hereby given that the City of Port St. Joes Primary Election will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in the Fire Station. Polls open at 7:00 A.M., ET, and close 7:00 P.M., ET. tionsand will remain open thru Monday April 15, 2013, at 5:00 P.M., ET.Candidate qualifying begins Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 12:00 Noon and ends on Wednesday, Beginning May 4, 2013 May 11, 2013, (includes Saturdays of May 4th and May 11th) Early A.M., ET to 5:00 P.M., ET. There will be no Sunday voting on May 5, 2013. Also, Absentee Ballots may be requested now but will be mailed after received from printer. The City of Port St. Joe Charlotte M. Pierce City Clerk CALL:850-670-3500 -or850-933-2171Heavy Construction Site Work Excavation Asphalt Paving Brick Pavers Concrete Fill Dirt Gravel & Sand Mulch Sod Landscape Stone Patio Stone JASON WHITE CONSTRUCTION but stay true to Gulf County. We need to start growing our content base. Only non-pro ts are eligible for grants and those based on Gulf County will have preference in scoring the applications. Those applying from out of the county must be partnering with a local organization. You need to align with a local entity, Jenkins said. The grant money must be used for advertising and promotional expenses in out-ofmarket media in conjunction with event promotion to bring visitors to Gulf County and increase participation. Grant funds can no longer be used for prize money, travel expenses, cash payouts, plaques, certi cates and most especially, Jenkins said, alcohol. There may have been some things allowed when it was BP money, but we are operating now on TDC funding, Jenkins said. Documentation requirements of the event goals and whether those goals were met have been tightened under Jenkins and she emphasized that her team at the TDC are there as resources to event planners. We are partners to these events, Jenkins said. Our goal is to be at all events. We will be there and we will help. We work with each of the applicants so we know we are properly piggybacking our marketing dollars. As the grant cycle opens for the coming scal year, the current scal year is unfolding swimmingly for the TDC. After bed tax collections and gross sales rose signi cantly in October and dipped marginally in November and December to begin the 201213 year, January bed tax collections were up roughly 25 percent, Jenkins said. We are busy, Jenkins said. The snowbirds are nding us. CYCLE from page A1Gulf County works to keep kids safeWES LOCHER | The StarPort St. Joe School Resource Of cer Stacy Strickland reviews surveillance cameras set up around the high school.

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Its a bird its a plane no, its Comet Pan-STARRS! Gulf County residents may have noticed something in the dusk sky over the past few days as Comet Pan-STARRS made its debut in the northern hemisphere. First visible in U.S. skies on March 8, the comet will continue to swoop by until the end of the week. Scientists believe that the meteor originated from the Oort comet cloud which surrounds our solar system and the rock traveled for millions of years to get this close to Earth. To catch a glimpse of the celestial visitor, grab an unobstructed view at your favorite beach and look to the west just after sunset. Keep your eye trained just above the horizon for a bright star with a Jetstream-like tail. On March 5, the comet took its closest trip to Earth, skimming past just 93 million miles away. Dont go grabbing the survival kit just yet; even at its closest the comet was still further away than our sun. By the end of the week, visibility will become dif cult without the assistance of a telescope or binoculars and by April, Pan-STARRS will have disappeared into the cosmos. Since the comet isnt expected to come around again for another 110,000 years, this truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Wes Locher YOUR SPRING BREAK HEADQUARTERS! 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 WEEKLY ALMANAC ST.JOSEPH BAY APALACHICOLA BAY, WESTPASS TIDETABLES MONTHLY AVERAGESTo nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANACCall Today!227-7847 Date HighLow%Precip Thu, Mar. 1462 45 0% Fri, Mar. 1566 52 0% Sat, Mar. 1670 57 0% Sun, Mar. 1772 6010% Mon, Mar. 1871 5910% Tues, Mar. 1973 5520% Wed, Mar. 2071 58 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 21 Th 559pm 1.2 336am -0.2 22 Fr 709pm 1.1 405am -0.1 23 Sa 822pm 1.0 427am 0.0 24 Su 940pm 0.9 441am 0.1 25 Mo 1115am 0.6 1108pm 0.8 444am 0.3 341pm 0.4 26 Tu 1040am 0.8 429am 0.4 506pm 0.2 27 We 105am 0.7 1036am 1.0 335am 0.6 618pm 0.1 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 1148am 1.8 841pm 2.1 344am 0.2 306pm 1.6 21 Th 1238pm 1.9 1005pm 1.9 450am 0.2 437pm 1.4 22 Fr 114pm 1.9 1128pm 1.9 544am 0.2 543pm 1.3 23 Sa 141pm 1.9 629am 0.2 633pm 1.1 24 Su 1240am 2.1 203pm 2.1 707am 0.3 715pm 0.8 25 Mo 142am 2.1 222pm 2.1 741am 0.5 753pm 0.5 26 Tu 238am 2.2 240pm 2.2 812am 0.6 829pm 0.3 Star 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 12 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. Boats have been manufactured for many years using berglass materials combined with a polyster resin. Resin is mixed with a catalyst at speci c ratios, applied to the berglass mat, allowed to soak into the mat and harden into a solid panel. Boats are made in two large components, the cap and the hull. They are married together and create a seam around the entire boat. The seam is covered behind the rub-rail, rubber, vinyl or aluminum component that wraps around the entire boat. This production method allows for a great deal of movement or ex, helpful in absorbing shock, pounding when underway in rough water. This same movement is responsible for small cracks we all call stress cracks. Once a crack develops its not unusual to see them grow longer. Another source of stress cracks is impact, often times seen where the rub-rail is impacted by hitting the dock or piling when trying to park. The manufacturing process, berglass mixed with polyester resin. In this process it is important to roll out any and all of the small air pockets that form. Its tedious task and easy to overlook a small spot. We nd these spots usually in areas where the shape of the boat contour rolls, around a step down, bottom edges of sh boxes, baitwells, etc. The spot shows up later in the boats life as a small empty cavity; the outside layer, gelcoat, chips away and we see a blister. If this small hollow cavity is not lled, repaired, water will collect inside the cavity and begin decaying berglass. Boat bottoms are vulnerable to damage from rocks, trailer hardware, oating logs, etc. Generally the damages are surface deep, gelcoat scratched but not fractured. If you can see raw berglass, that is an area where the gelcoat has been completely ground away, and these areas should be addressed. Scrapes and scratches pose no threat. Next week, Ill share with you the repair techniques for the abovementioned and more including where to purchase materials, how to create a gelcoat color to match your boats nish. Special to The StarThe most popular happening on St. Vincent Island is being held this month. The annual Open House is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 22. Experience the beauty of St. Vincent Island and learn more about what goes on at the wildlife refuge and other nearby natural areas. Free transportation to and from the island will be provided by the refuge barge. Visitors may only sign up for themselves. The barge will pick up visitors at the USFWS barge dock, which is a short distance northeast of the Indian Pass boat ramp. This year there will be a limit of 250 visitors on the island for this event. There will be guided walks and tours, educational presentations and guided wagon tours. Visitors can sign up for the wagon tour and other guided events when they reach the island (visitors may only sign up for themselves) or they can explore the island on their own. Some of the guided activities include birding walks, beach walks, photography safaris and hiking tours. Outisde there will be several educational presentations including a the history of St. Vincent Island, whooping cranes, and more. The Supporters of St. Vincent Island will provide hot dogs and drinks at a booth beside an all-day live musical performance by John Miick and Cletus Heaps. There will be informational booths set up by the St. Marks Refuge, St. Marks Photo Club, Panama City Fish and Wildlife, Riverkeepers, St. George Lighthouse Association, UF Marine Turtle Research Group and the St. Vincent Supporters. Suzanne Marshall and Brooks Jones will be on-site artists. Volunteers will be at the Indian Pass boat ramp to guide you to the barge that will take you to the island. The schedule is as follows: 9 a.m.: Music, John Miick & Cletus Heaps 9:30 a.m.: Wagon Tour, David Francisco & Denise Williams; Coastal Photo Walk, Debbie Hooper 9:45 a.m.: Hiking Tour, Jeff Strickland; Beach Walk, Brad Smith 10 a.m.: Talk Whooping Cranes & St. Marks 10:15 a.m.: Birds of St. Vincent Walk, Barry Kinzie 10:30 a.m.: Music, John Miick & Cletus Heaps 11 a.m.: Photographic Safari, St. Marks Photo Club; Wagon Tour, John Izetta & Gloria Austin; History Talk, Jan Pietrzyk 11:45 a.m.: Hiking Tour, Jeff Strickland 12 p.m.: Music, John Miick & Cletus Heaps; Nature Talk, Kim Wren ANEER; Beach Walk, Trish Petrie 12:15 p.m.: Wagon Tour, Dave Francisco & Shelley Stiaes 1 p.m.: Photographic Safari, St. Marks Photo Club 1:15 p.m.: Hiking Tour, Jeff Strickland; Birds of St. Vincent Walk, Barry Kinzie 1:30 p.m.: Wagon Tour, Landy Luther & Pete Burgher; Beach Walk, Brad Smith Turtle nest adoption programTurtle nesting season will be here soon and you can help support the turtle program on St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge by participating in the Adopt-a-Nest program. For $25 you will be able to name the turtle whose nest you adopt and you will receive an adoption certi cate, a photo of adopted nest, an activity/hatchling report and a recognition in Supporters newsletter. Proceeds from nest adoptions help offset refuge costs for the turtle monitoring program. These costs include fuel for the survey vehicles and materials to construct cages to protect nests from predators. With so many turtles choosing to nest on St. Vincent Island last year, we are hoping for another active year. To adopt a nest or learn more about the program, email supportstvin@hotmail.com or leave a message at 850 229-7635. There are only two more monthly island tours before the summer heat and bugs arrive. All tours are on the second Wednesday of each month April 10 and May 8. Our enhanced website will give you details about the tours plus a convenient place to sign up. Click on Island Tour Sign Up. The tour is free, but participants must make a reservation at www.stvincentfriends.com. Seats are lled on a rst-come, rst-served basis. There is a small charge for boat transportation to and from the island. You can also visit the island on your own. Do remember that the island is primitive bring everything you need, including drinking water and leave only your footprints behind. This monthly column is provided by the Supporters of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge. Visit www.stvincentfriends.com for more information.Gelcoat damages should be repaired SHIPSHAPEBy Richard HanceSt. Vincent to hold open house SPECIAL TO THE STAREmail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 8 Thursday, March 14, 2013 OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater InshoreAs a result of the flooding, most inshore species such as trout, red fish and flounder have been washed out of the I.C.W. in our area and have returned to the bay. Great red fish and trout reports from the basin of the George Tapper bridge and near the old mill site have been the talk of the town this week. Most of the flood waters have moved on out in our areas, leaving us with muddy water and displaced fish. Good catfish and bream reports are starting to come back in Howard Creek and Depot Creek. No reports from Lake Wimico yet this week. Celebrate Archaeology Month with area events Comet Pan-STARRS visible from local beaches

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3031166 MARCH 15-17, 2013 | PANAMA CITY MARINA Admission $8.00 BUY ONLINE SAVE $1.00 KIDS 12 AND UNDER AND PARKING FREEBOATS! BEER! ENTERTAINMENT!-Over 50 Vendor Booths including electronics, art and accessories 12-60 Vessels on DisplaySHOW FEATURES TO INCLUDE:Paul Bedard from Animal Planets Gator Boys Seminars: Cruising the Gulfcoast, Florida Keys and the Bahamas by Capt Chris Caldwell Hourly Prize Giveaways Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information By BRAD MILNER747-5065 | @PCNHBradMilner bmilner@pcnh.com The rosters are set for the East basketball teams, which seek a second straight sweep in the Halifax All-Star Classic. The ninth annual Panhandle showcase will take place April 6 at Gulf Coast State College. The East, chosen from senior players from The News Heralds eight-county coverage area, faces the West, comprising athletes from the Northwest Florida Daily News threecounty umbrella. The girls game is at 11 a.m. and the boys play at 1 p.m. Malones Steve Welch and Gracevilles Matt Anderson will lead the East boys in the quest for a sixth win overall and third straight victory in the series dating to 2005. Welch will coach forward Ty Baker and guard Austin Williams for the nal time, as those Tigers players were among the selected all-stars. Anderson will bring along Graceville guard Marquis White. Thirteen players were chosen for the East boys. That was due to the probable absence of Holmes Countys Chris Walker, who led the Blue Devils to a Class 1A state title this season. Walker has been selected to play in the McDonalds All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic before and after the Halifax Classic. Athletes that sign Division I scholarship offers, as Walker did with Florida, are eligible to play in only two all-star games. And while Walkers absence would be critical, the East has enough balance to challenge the team record total of 114 points set in 2011. A solid complement of guards who can score might be tasked more with doling out assists due to the talent on the roster. Guards include Jerodd Blount (Cottondale), Keyman Borders (Marianna), Herbie Harrell (Bozeman), Ryan Norwood (Bay), D.J. Roulhac (Cottondale) and Kiki Williamson (Rutherford). Blount is the tallest guard at 6-foot-2 and the highest scoring with a 24.5-point per game average. The remainder of the group stands 6-0 or shorter, but their contributions will be measured by far more than how many rebounds they can grab. Thats left to the remainder of the team with players that could leave the West with matchup problems. Baker is 6-7, Bethlehems Austin Boyd 6-6, Rutherfords Jai Jencks 6-8 and Wewahitchkas Raheem Wright 6-3. The latter plays taller than his size would indicate and averaged a double-double for the season with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Post play should be critical in the girls game as it has in years past. The East picked up its rst win in the series in 2007 behind spirited play in the paint and did the same in 2012 by grinding out a four-point win in putting the series at 6-2 in favor of the West. The East will contend with Choctawhatchees Lauren Day and outstanding guard Brittany Brown with post players Anissa Martin (Bay) and Aaliyah Coleman (Chipley). The East also will contend for dominance in the post with forwards JoJo Booker (Arnold), JoJo Carlson (Ponce de Leon) and Alexis Ware and Segovia (Mosley). Booker and Ware are both 1,000-point career scorers. Wewahitchkas Jessica Smith also achieved that scoring distinction during her career. She joins high-scoring guards Ashley Harper (Ponce de Leon), Khadejah Ward (Cottondale) and Holmes County 3-point threat Mikayla Moore on the roster. Coleman is one of three Tigers chosen to the East, which is coached by Chipleys Heather Hingson. Guards Rakeia Sorey and Jasmine Belser also represent the Tigers, who nished as 1A runner-up this season. The girls series has featured stingy defense in recent years with the last three games decided by an average of ve points. No team has scored more than 70 in that span. Nine of the rst 10 teams scored more than 70 points in the rst ve meetings. Senior standouts who werent selected for the East roster still are eligible to be chosen as replacements should one of the roster members be injured or otherwise withdraw from the event. ROSTERS REVEALEDEast boys eye mark; girls seek third winPORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.comThursday, March 14, 2013 APage 9Section ROSTERS FOR THE EAST AND WEST BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS FOR THE NINTH ANNUAL HALIFAX ALL-STAR CLASSIC AT GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE ON APRIL 6EAST BOYSTy Baker, F, Malone Jerodd Blount, G/F, Cottondale Keyman Borders, G, Marianna Austin Boyd, F/C, Bethlehem Herbie Harrell, G, Bozeman Jai Jencks, F/C, Rutherford Ryan Norwood, G, Bay D.J. Roulhac, G, Cottondale Chris Walker, C, Holmes County* Marquis White, G, Graceville Austin Williams, G, Malone Kiki Williamson, G, Rutherford Raheem Wright, F, Wewahitchka *Thirteen players were chosen, as one was needed as a replacement for Walker, who is expected to play in two higher pro le all-star games before and after the Halifax Classic, which would exhaust his exhibition eligibility. Coaches: Matt Anderson, Graceville; Steve Welch, MaloneEAST GIRLSJasmine Belser, G, Chipley JoJo Booker, F, Arnold JoJo Carlson, G/F, Ponce de Leon Aaliyah Coleman, C, Chipley Segovia Goodin, F/C, Mosley Ashley Harper, G, Ponce de Leon Anissa Martin, C, Bay Mikayla Moore, G, Holmes County Jessica Smith, G/F, Wewahitchka Rakeia Sorey, G, Chipley Alexis Ware, F, Mosley Khadejah Ward, G, Cottondale Coach: Heather Hingson, ChipleyWEST BOYSTommy Calloway, G, Laurel Hill Tyrone Culbreth, G/F, Fort Walton Beach Drew Davis, G, Fort Walton Beach Roman Donofro, G, Crestview Dustin Geoghagen, G, Paxton Nicholas Haynes, F, Niceville Darien Moore, G, South Walton DeShun Tucker, G/F, Walton Dylan Williams, F, Choctawhatchee Coach: Andy Thigpen, ChoctawhatcheeWEST GIRLSCassidy Anderson, F, Baker Brittany Brown, G, Choctawhatchee Lauren Day, F/C, Choctawhatchee Eve Heffron, F, South Walton Morgan Kennedy, G, South Walton Canisaya Matthews, G, Choctawhatchee Shadia Mitry, G, Freeport Taliah Moore, F, Walton Rachel Mosley, F, Rocky Bayou Christian Kerrie York, F, Crestview Coach: Don Brown, Choctawhatchee THE PORT ST. 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The wins upped the Lady Tiger Sharks district record to 4-1; Port St. Joe is 5-2 overall. Stephanie Brinkmeier and MaKayla Ramsey combined to beat Franklin County in a game called after ve innings on the mercy rule. Brinkmeier started and went 2 2/3 innings and Ramsey pitched the nal 2 1/3 innings. Haley Wood had two hits, a home run to left eld and a double and drove in ve runs. Kelsey Miles had a double and also drove in ve runs. The Lady Tiger Sharks traveled to Bozeman, winning again in ve innings based on the mercy rule. Ramsey (2-0) went the distance, allowing three unearned runs on three hits while striking out three and walking one. Christian Laine had three hits for Port St. Joe. Brittany King had two including a towering home run to left eld and Miles added three hits. Ramsey had a pair of hits.SPRING BREAK CLASSIC SATURDAYThe Lady Tiger Sharks will host Sneads, Madison County and Bay High in their annual Spring Break Classic on Saturday. Port St. Joe will open play at 10 a.m. ET versus Bay High. Bay plays Sneads at noon, Madison County faces Sneads at 2 p.m. and Madison takes on Port St. Joe at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the day.Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School track team competed at the Ram Relays in Spring eld last Saturday with the girls nishing third and the boys ninth. In the eld events, Nicole Enders won the pole vault for the Lady Tiger Sharks with Celeste Chiles taking fourth. Maya Robbins took rst in the long jump and Dantasia Welch was second in the triple jump. Michell Pryor took third in the shot put and fourth in the discus. On the track, Robbins, Welch, Maliyiah McNair and Jamrion Larry took second in the 4 by 200 relay and nished third in the 4 by 100 relay. Port St. Joe nished behind Fort Walton Beach and Niceville, but ahead of Rutherford, Bay, South Walton, Arnold, Mosley, Graceville and Bozeman. NNamdi Davis won the triple jump and took second in the long jump while Jack Cummings won the shot put for the Port St. Joe boys. Both teams will compete the FSU Relays March 23.Summer soccer campsThe All-Pro Summer Soccer Camps will be held once again this summer in Callaway and Port St Joe. Presented by the Callaway Arsenal and the Port St. Joe Soccer Boosters, respectively, the camps will be held during the week of June 17-21. A morning camp (9-11 a.m. ET), will be held at the Port St Joe Soccer Complex, while the afternoon camp (5-7 p.m. CT) will be held at the Callaway Sports Complex. The Director of both camps, as well as lead instructor, will be Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School girls and boys coach and former professional coach Gary Hindley. Assisting Coach Hindley will be three other high level instructors, including goalkeeper coach Don Maples from Tennessee. Both camps are open to all level players, from ages 5-17. Registration is limited to 75 eld players and 12 goalkeepers. For additional information or to request a registration form, contact Coach Hindley by email at gjhallpro@aol.com or by cell phone at 850-276-6353.Cheerleading tryouts in PSJCheerleading tryouts for Port St. Joe schools will be held March 25-29. You must contact either Kristal Smallwood at 227-8251 or ksmallwood@gulf.k12. .us or Anna McFarland at 227-1221 or amcfarland@gulf.k12. .us before March 25 to receive the proper paperwork. Sports BRIEFS Lady Tiger Sharks nish third at Ram Relays in Spring eld COURTESY OF STEVE WHEALTONKelsey Miles had a home run and ve RBIs in a win over Franklin County. She had three more hits as Port St. Joe beat Bozeman.Wood, King homer as PSJ wins twoEASY WINNING

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, March 14 2013 BPage 1Section Centennial TRIVIAQ. What year was the rst cargo of lumber loaded over the new railroad dock and what was the name of the ship it was loaded onto?Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B5 Words spilling out for local authorBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Linda Heavner Gerald had a picture in her mind she could not shake. The Port St. Joe resident had a recurring vision of a woman, walking down a street among older houses in Beaufort, S.C. There was a man on a balcony waving to her and the vision in Geralds head was gone. Only to reappear, again and again. So, the retired nurse decided to sit down and map out the details surrounding her vision and that became her rst published book, Beaufort Betrayal. That was about 18 months ago, and since then Gerald has found a calling cranking out two more mysteries and a childrens book, all published and being sold throughout the world, Gerald said. I am the most unlikely person to write a book, Gerald said with a laugh last week. I feel my faith just set me up for this at this time. And here I am; I have my next book in my mind. I have had four books in a year and they are doing well. It is really amazing, this whole thing. Geralds books are published by Public America. The company assumes all expenses, pays no upfront costs and makes its books available to all booksellers. Gerald is among featured authors on Amazon.com. The publishing company, Gerald said, serves as a launching pad for authors and is excellent at marketing its authors and their works. Gerald said once she sat down with pen and pad a traditionalist, she also types with a typewriter the words, the sentences seem to take care of themselves. She does not plot or outline her books before beginning the task of writing, she said. The books, and the plots, just spill out, she said. I feel like I am vessel in this, Gerald said. I have WANT TO GO?Linda Heavner Gerald will have two upcoming book signings. The rst will be 1-3 p.m. ET Saturday, March 16 at Downtown Books in Apalachicola; the second will be 1-3 p.m. ET March 30 at No Name Books on Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe. One more scan day this SaturdayThe Port St. Joe Centennial Committees rst scan day went so well the committee decided to put on a replica. Those who missed the rst opportunity to contribute family or historic photos to the Centennial Committee will have another chance from 2-5 p.m. ET Saturday when a second scan day will be held at the Washington Improvement Group complex on Peters Street. The Centennial Committee will have several scan stations operating and there will be people on hand to take down information concerning every photograph who, what, when and where and any additional background. The hope is to create a historic archive of the rst 100 years of life in new Port St. Joe. The goal is to collect as many photos as possible for use during this summers Centennial Celebration in June-July, a weeklong birthday party for Port St. Joe. All photos ultimately will be archived and preserved at the Gulf County Library in Port St. Joe. The Centennial Committee also has launched its new website, www. psjcentennialcelebration. com. The website includes a schedule of events for the Centennial Celebration and a link to newspaper articles about Port St. Joe going back to 1937. In the coming weeks, the following features will be added: a photo archive (from the Scan Days Feb. 23 and this Saturday) sponsor logos and online store for purchasing the Centennial Celebration coins or for making a donation for the event. Tim Croft JSL Easter Egg HuntStar Staff ReportThe annual Junior Service League of Port St. Joe Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, April 7. The hunt will be at the Eighth Street Park in Port St. Joe. In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, children will meet and have a photo-op with the Easter Bunny, as well as making crafts. All kids ages 10 and under are welcome to attend; there is no admission charge. And, parents, dont forget to bring your cameras. The Junior Service League is an organization of resident women whose goal is to bene t Gulf County children. The Easter Egg Hunt is just one of many programs the JSL sponsors each year. Every contribution to the Junior Service League is used to promote the welfare and bene t of children with needs in the community. For more information on the Easter Egg Hunt, call Lindsay Fisher at 706654-6313 or email lindsayeliz sher@gmail.com. Or contact The Junior Service League at P. O. Box 114, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 or jslpsj@ gmail.com. Special to the STARAmong her rst four books, Port St. Joe resident Linda Gerald penned a childrens book. LINDA HEAVNER GERALDSee AUTHOR B5By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The end of winter was marked with a different kind of migration as the snowbirds visiting Mexico Beach ocked to the El Governor Motel for the 10th annual appreciation luncheon. Acting as coordinator for her fourth year, Community Development counselor Kimberly Shoaf planned for 350 guests but was pleased to see even more snowbirds continue to pile in to enjoy a mix of local food and drink. It exceeded our expectation this year, said Shoaf, as she feverishly passed out plates to hungry snowbirds. Word had clearly gotten out about the annual event and on Thursday hundreds of winter visitors were eager to spend one last afternoon on the motels pool deck enjoying one last glimpse of the beautiful beach while enjoying music provided by local musician Randy Stark. Members of the City Council, along with Mayor Al Cathey, were on hand to assist in the distribution of food, drinks and dessert. Its overwhelming, said Councilman Jack Mullen, a 12year resident of Mexico Beach. He was attending the event for the seventh year in a row and was pleased with the above-average turnout. An hour after the event started, snowbirds still were making their way through the food lines and parking was limited to the shoulder of the road. Shoaf said, This event truly lets us show our winter residents that we appreciate them choosing Mexico Beach as their vacation spot. FAREWELL TO THE FLOCKPhotos by WES LOCHER | The StarWinter residents of Mexico Beach line up for some grub at the Snowbird Appreciation Luncheon.Snowbirds migrate to El Governor for appreciation luncheon Snowbirds enjoy the beach one last time before leaving Mexico Beach. Good food and relaxation was the name of the game at the Snowbird Appreciation Luncheon. Hungry Snowbirds enjoy some lunch at the El Governor Motel.

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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. 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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 Pet Wellness ProgramDr. Hobson Fulmer | Dr. John Duncan187 Highway 98 Eastpoint, FL Open Monday Friday 8-6 PMWe are a full service Veterinary Clinic offering small animal medicine and surgery:Laser Surgery Low cost spay and neuter Monthly heartworm injections (no need for pills) Dentistry with digital x rays Ophthalmology (including glaucoma screening) Dermatology including allergy testing Nutritional counseling and diets Sonograms for internal organ evaluation and cancer screening Complete laboratory facilities Boarding After hours emergency care Highly trained, compassionate, professional sta FREE VACCINATIONS WITH EACH WELLNESS EXAM CALL 8506708306 FOR AN APPOINTMENT APALACHICOLA BAYANIMAL CLINIC YOUR OTHER FAMILY DOCTOR SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, March 14, 2013 Jerome Russ and Tenelya Leslie of Port St. Joe announce their forthcoming marriage at 3 p.m. ET on April 6, 2013. Their marriage will take place at New Life Christian Center, 504 Sixth St. in Port St. Joe. Friends and family are invited.Star Staff ReportAmerican Legion Post 116 of Port St. Joe will hold a bene t sh fry/ chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET (or until the food is gone) on Good Friday, March 29 at Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill. Along with local sh caught, cleaned and fried by Post members and friends, there will be chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and hush puppies. Soft drinks and water will be available. A $6 donation will be used by the Post to support a Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School NJROTC scholarship and other American Legion projects. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the park the day of the event. For more information call 227-3776. Legion Post 116 also will have a representative present to assist qualified veterans with information regarding the Post. Interested veterans can also go to www.legion.org. For God and Country.Star Staff ReportThere will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116 at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 26. The meeting will be at VFW Post 10069, on Trout Avenue in Highland View. This will be a general business meeting with discussion on our annual Good Friday sh fry/chicken barbecue fundraiser at Veterans Memorial Park. All members are urged to attend this meeting and participate in this important fundraiser. Eligibility for Membership and Bene ts can be found at the American Legion website: www.legion.org. The Post invites all eligible veterans to join the organization. For God and Country.Star 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. Takeouts 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.Star Staff ReportThe March meeting of The Port St Joe Garden Club has been postponed until Thursday, March 21. Members will meet at the Garden Center at 11:30 a.m. ET and carpool to Apalachicola. After lunch at Papa Joes, we will visit The Garden Spot for a program on succulents. The Garden Club invites anyone interested in joining this outing to leave a message on its Facebook page. The Garden Club building is listed on both National and Florida Historic Building Sites. It is available to rent by leaving a message on the Port St Joe Garden Club Facebook page. Jerome Russ, Tenelya Leslie to wed Garden Club meeting postponed Engagement American Legion bene t sh fry/ chicken barbecue American Legion Post 116 regular meeting VFW to host St. Pattys Day Dinner to bene t Relay for Life

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Schulers Videos on Animal Hospital of Port St. Joe24-Emergency Service For Our Current Clients Quality Internal Medicine Soft Tissue/Orthopedic Surgery Dentistry Clean and Spacious Facility Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:00 AM 5:30 PM300 Long Ave PSJ, FL 32456 850-229-6009 Plum Delightful Meet Lisa Oswald Sorrelli Designer & FounderM19371450 Jenks Ave, Panama City, FL | (850) 769-6979 School NewsThe Star| B3Thursday, March 14, 2013 Front row: Carson Brown, Bella Canington, Savannah Burkett, Julia Gainnie, Dylan Kemp Back row: Max Burke, Hailey Harriman, Cory Hall, Donovan CumbieSPECIAL TO THE STARThe Port St. Joe Community enjoyed a night of food and fellowship at the Annual Spaghetti Dinner and auction sponsored by Faith Christian School. Many businesses donated items, and FCS supporters came out in full force. More than 250 people ate spaghetti as others bid on silent and live auction items. The Faculty of FCS would like to thank everyone that worked, donated or bid. The support of the community means a lot to Faith Christian Schools ministry.WES students learn about African-Americans and Civil WarBy Kim LudlamFifth grade students at Wewahitchka Elementary School welcomed the 2nd Infantry Regiment of United States Colored Troops Reenactment Unit on Thursday, Feb. 21. Throughout January and February students in the fth grade participated in various novel studies about the Civil War. This presentation was funded by a grant sponsored by The Education Foundation of Gulf County. Students were able to get a true look at how things were during Civil War times and the active roles that African Americans played in the war. The membership of this unit re ects men, women and children, from various walks of life who have come together to promote the African American perspective of the Civil War. They endeavor to teach the African American perspective of Civil War history and the sacri ces made. Really showed us how life was during that time. Rebecca Shealy. I found the program very informative. Aleah Wooten. I felt like I was in a Civil War camp. Tyler Stevens. Star Staff ReportThe Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College will offer this class as part of its Continuing Education series. The emphasis of this class is to have fun getting to know your camera, be it digital or film. You will learn to use the funny symbols (icons) and controls on this wonderful tool, including the secret of taking photos of moving objects, using tripods, manual modes, apertures, shutter speeds, night photography and special techniques to turn your snapshots into works of art. The instructor is Bonnie Jones, GCSC adjunct instructor and professional photographer. The course will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET Monday, March 25 in Room C-103. The fee is $21.Star Staff ReportPam Hiller, veterans/ military affairs liaison for Gulf Coast State College, will be at the Gulf/Franklin campus in Port St. Joe on Tuesday, March 19. She will be available to assist active duty, guard/reserve, veterans and their dependents that might be eligible for VA educational bene ts. Advising will take place from 2-7 p.m. ET on a walk-in basis with no appointments required. For more information, call Hiller at 769-1551, ext. 3341 or Loretta Costin, GFC Director, at 227-9670.Star Staff ReportThe Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida will be hold Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) registration for families in Gulf County at the coalition of ce at 502 E. 4th St. (corner of 4th and Long Avenue ) in Port St. Joe from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET on March 14. To be eligible for VPK, children must turn 4 on or before Sept. 1, and they must live in Florida. When enrolling for VPK, parents will need to bring one proof of childs age and one proof of Florida residency. Typical examples for each are: For proof of age: birth certi cate, passport or military ID For proof of residency: Driver license, utility bill (must show street address), residential rental agreement, Florida vehicle registration card, or pay stub The VPK program is a great way to help prepare children to be successful in school and in life, said Lynne Eldridge, executive director for the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida. Parents have many different quality programs to choose from when looking to enroll their child in VPK. To nd out more information about VPK or to nd an enrollment in your area call 1-866-269-3022 or visit www.elcnwf.org. The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida is a non-pro t organization that exists to grow healthy children, parents and the relationship between them and administers child care resource and referral, school readiness, and voluntary prekindergarten programs in a sevencounty service area. For more information, visit http://www.elcnwf.org.Early Learning Coalition hosts VPK registration DAZZLING DOLPHINS The Lions Tale THE LIONS TALEActive military, veterans advising at Gulf/Franklin Gulf Coast offers Nuts & Bolts of Photography WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLPHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR

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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 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 FAITHThursday, March 14, 2013 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Clenton Brownell2-14-39 to 2-24-13 To our Papa, Hope you are having a happy birthday in Heaven. The turkeys are calling from high above. To bring home the hunt to our table as we gather here to dine. To congratulate him on his journey from what he leaves us the memories of his life. Bless him, bless his soul. Today a wise man has captured us in his grasp, from which he will forever hold. Today is a day not to be saddened of this passing. But to celebrate him going home. To celebrate a life that he had, the journeys he has taken, and the in uence he has set on others. So go ahead and aim for your glory, and set re, leaving feathers in your tracks. You will not be forgotten Written by LaDonna Pelt. We love you like a hunter loves his big kill of the day. Lacey Brownell Mallon The family of Ezra Clenton Brownell sends out great thanks to those who helped in our time of need. Thank you all for such gestures you have taken, and the words you all have spoken to bring back warmth into all our lives once again. We send out a big thank you to the Comforter Funeral Home, who did a great job, and had that personality to keep us going. Also, to Pastor Eddie Causey who said the sweetest words which touched our hearts, and to Dr. Ivers and staff who has always been there for us. We thank you for the cards, the food and visitations. Janice, James, Edith, Brenda, Tabitha, LaDonna, Lacey, Brittany, Justin, Kyleigh, Maddie From staff reportsSpaghetti dinner fundraiser at Beach BaptistBeach Baptist Chapel, at 311 Columbus Street in St. Joe Beach, will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. ET on Friday, March 15. Dine in or take out, for a donation of $7.50 the menu includes spaghetti, garden salad, bread, tea or coffee and dessert. All donations are to help send Surgical Technologist Students Jonna and Jacie Ball to this years National Association of Surgical Technologists Convention in May. Any questions or to order dinners in advance call 227-8317. All support is greatly appreciated.Jam for the Lamb at New Bethel AMENew 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 the 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.MB Community Spring Fling PicnicFirst Baptist Church of Mexico Beach is sponsoring a Mexico Beach Community Spring Fling Picnic 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. CT Saturday, March 16 at City Park in Mexico Beach. Join us for food, games, fellowship and lots of family fun.Passion Week at Victory TempleVictory Temple Seasoned Women Department will host Passion Week 7:30 p.m. ET nightly March 25-29. Speakers to be announced. Everyone is invited to attend these services. Come be blessed. Its not about us, but its about Jesus. Elder Charles Gathers, pastor; Elder Willie Ash Jr., assistant pastor; Prophetess Marilyn Bolden, president; Evangelist Iris (Bolden) Gathers, vice president.Bay Choral Society at First Methodist of PSJDo you hear the people sing? The Bay Choral Society and William Crane will be at First Methodist Church in Port St. Joe at 4 p.m. ET on March 23. The Choral Society will be performing music from Hair, Slainte, the Wild West, from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Les Miserables. The cost of the concert is $5.Avoiding identity theft explored at Lifetree CafSpecial to The StarPractical ways to protect yourself from identity theft will be revealed at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, March 18. The program, titled They Hijacked My Life! features an exclusive filmed interview with identitytheft expert John Sileo. One in 10 households is affected by identity theft each year, Sileo said. So in 10 years, you have a 100 percent chance of having your identity information breached. Sileo is the author of Stolen Lives: Identity Theft Prevention Made Simple and regularly appears on NBC, ABC, and Fox to provide tips and techniques for protecting confidential personal information from theft online, through the mail, and elsewhere in life. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehousetype setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@ fairpoint.net. Faith BRIEFS Nancy C. Howell, 83, of Port Saint Joe, Fla., joined her beloved Billy on March 5, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband William H. Howell; her parents Frank and Bruce Campbell; and her brother Tom Campbell. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Margaret (Midge) and Jim Askew; granddaughter and husband Gretchen and Mike Schweers; grandson Ezekiel Stevens; great-granddaughter So Schweers. She was a member of the Saint Joseph Historical Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the First United Methodist Church. The service was at Holly Hill Cemetery at 11 a.m. ET Friday, March 8, 2013. There was a celebration of her life following the service at 2012 Monument Ave. In lieu of owers, the family wishes that contributions be made to Covenant Hospice, 107 West 19th Ave., Panama City FL 32405. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.Nancy C. HowellMichael Joseph Slack, Sr., 55, of Wewahitchka passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013. He was born in Charleston, W.Va., Feb. 17, 1958. He has lived in Gulf County for the past 25 years and was a member of First Baptist Church in Wewahitchka. He was a carpenter by trade and liked to sh and hunt, and loved spending time coaching children in ag football and baseball. His survivors include his wife, Aunnie Slack of Wewahitchka; his son, Michael Slack ; three brothers, Ron, Terry and Jeff; two sisters, Debbie and Kathy; two aunts, Sissy and Connie; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. CT Monday, March 11, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Wewahitchka, with the viewing for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment followed in Buckhorn Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations to the First Baptist Church, Post Of ce Box 787, Wewahitchka 32465, in Mr. Slacks memory. Services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel. Michael Joseph Slack, Sr. IN MEMORY 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

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It is different at the end than it was at the beginning. I love it. I sit and do it. Gerald said she writes pretty much every day, almost non-stop until the current work she is slaving over is nished. Gerald has had such periods of artistic inspiration before. While living in the Bahamas she took up painting, though she knew little about brushwork or canvas before picking up a brush and paint. Painting was the same thing as the writing, Gerald said. I started painting and it was day and night; I must have painted 200 paintings and some those paintings sold well,. A stint as president of the Friends of the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park provided added spark. That gave me a little con dence, getting out and meeting people and being part of that organization, Gerald said. That really helped. So, with four books behind her, including a mystery set in Rosemary Beach in Walton County, Gerald is moving on to the next tome which will surely come as easy as the rst four. Everything that has happened has been good, Gerald said. And then she was off, to her home and her pen and pad. AUTHOR from page B1 A. 1909 onto Henrietta, a Norwegian ship Trivia ANSWERThis photo taken on the deck of the Henrietta includes four locals, Fred Maddox, Sam Soloman, Steve McPhal and Happy Henderson and two crewmen from the Henrietta. Courtesy of Tim Nelson The weather is probably the most important factor determining where certain fruits can be grown and where they cannot. It explains why, for example, people in South Florida cant grow apples or Rabbit Eye blueberries; and why people living in the northern part of the state cant grow any of the exotic tropical fruits, such as papaya or mangoes. In this article well talk about how the weather affects different fruit crops. Ill also explain the meaning of such terms as chilling requirement, and cold hardiness. My information was provided by Extension Fruit Crop Specialist Dr. Pete Andersen, of the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Most fruits which grow in the northern part of our state are deciduous, which means during the winter, they lose their leaves and go into a period of dormancy, or rest. During this rest period, the tree must be exposed to chilling temperatures. This exposure to the cold prepares the plant to resume active growth in the spring. Temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit are considered chilling temperature. The number of hours below 45 degrees accumulated throughout the winter determines the total hours of chilling. Species differ in the amount of chilling they need in order to complete rest and resume growth, and this is known as a plans chilling requirement. If a plant needs winter chilling and doesnt get it, the plant will only live for a few years. In addition, the plant will usually be late or sporadic in its lea ng and blooming. The northern part of our state receives over 500 hours of chilling each year. South Florida, on the other hand rarely has more than 200 hours, not enough time for a plant with a chilling requirement to completely rest. This explains why deciduous fruits, such as apples, dont grow well in the southern part of our state. The other side of this weather issue is a plants cold hardiness. This refers to a plants ability to withstand cold temperatures without injury. Some plant species are quite cold hardy, others are not. Obviously, plants with a chilling requirement are very cold hardy. Other species are seriously injured or killed by cold temperatures. Most tropical fruits cannot tolerate low temperatures. A simple frost, for example, will kill a banana plant to the ground. A citrus tree in active growth will be severely damaged by a sudden drop in temperature. Citrus trees can develop some cold hardiness if the change to cold temperatures is gradual enough, and if the tree was encouraged to slow down its growth during the winter months. This is done by decreasing the amounts of fertilizer and water that the tree receives. Cold hardiness explains why we cannot grow things like mango and papayas here in North Florida. One cold spell and these trees are damaged beyond repair. In summary, weather conditions determine to large extent how certain fruits can and cannot be grown. Before you plant a fruit tree, make sure you understand about its cold hardiness and whether or not it has a chilling requirement. If youre in doubt about a particular species, contact your local extension of ce or plant nursery. For more information on dooryard fruit verities call the Gulf County Extension Service at 6393200 or visit our website: http://gulf.ifas.u .edu. How weather affects dooryard fruit varieties ROY LEE CARTERCounty extension director Star Staff ReportTwo men were arrested by Gulf County Sheriff investigators last week on felony charges in separate incidents. Jeffrey Ryan Marshall, 28, of Wewahitchka, was arrested on grand theft and drug charges on March 7 during a traf c stop. Robert Jeffery Matthews, 18, of Wewahitchka, was arrested two days prior for possession of 56 grams of marijuana. Matthews was arrested by Sgt. Jerome Williams after Williams stopped Matthews vehicle in the area of Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka. Williams observed Matthews run a stop sign. While talking to Matthews, Williams smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search revealed 56 grams of pot with a street value of $2,000. Matthews was arrested and transported to the Gulf County Jail, charged with a third-degree felony of possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance after his rst appearance in court. Marshall was arrested on an active felony warrant for grand theft. A search of his vehicle revealed his was in possession of methamphetamine, listed chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine, prescription medication without a prescription and drug paraphernalia. Marshall was booked at the Gulf County Jail on charges of felony grand theft, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of listed chemicals, two counts of possession of prescription medication without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license was suspended or revoked. Marshall is being held on $34,500 bond for the drug offenses, without bond on the grand theft warrant and $1,000 bond for driving while his license was suspended or revoked.Investigators arrest two on felony charges ROBERT JEFFERY MATTHEWS JEFFREY RYAN MARSHALL

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B6| The Star Thursday, March 14, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 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 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 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 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 31 West, for 152.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 10 West, for 5.0 feet; thence North 63 degrees 31 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. 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 90390S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-12PR Division PR-A IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT SETH WILENSKY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The ancillary administration of the estate of Robert Seth Wilensky, deceased, whose date of death was May 7, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 14, 2013. Personal Representative: Donna Lee FillerWilensky 975 Manchester Place Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328 Attorney for Personal Representative: ROBERT M. MORGAN & ASSOCIATES, P.A. Robert M. Morgan Florida Bar No. 0511160 rmorgan@robertmorganlaw.com 12428 San Jose Blvd., Suite 1 Jacksonville, Florida 32223 Phone: (904)854-0410 Fax: (904)854-0414 Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of County Court Gulf County, Florida Dated 02-26-2013 By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 14, 21, 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 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

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 14, 2013 The Star | B7 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 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 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 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 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 92663S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 08-00542 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. TRACY C. THURSBAY A/K/A TRACY CLARK THURSBAY; E. CHARLES THURSDAY A/K/A ERNEST CHARLES THURSDAY; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 26th day of February, 2013, and entered in Case No. 08-00542, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein COUNTRY HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and TRACY C. THURSBAY A/K/A TRACY CLARK THURSBAY E. CHARLES THURSBAY A/K/A ERNEST CHARLES THURSBAY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clark of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 28th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT A Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence East along the North boundary line of said Section 33 for 2,873.15 feet, thence South 67.60 feet to be POINT OF BEGINNING, From this point of beginning extend the line East that is parallel to the North boundary line, of said Section 33 for 420 feet, thence South 630 feet, thence West 420 feet, thence North 30 feet to the Point of Beginning. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 5th day of March, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954)453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m March 14, 21, 2013 92661S PUBLIC NOTICE The Port St Joe Redevelopment Agency, in accordance with Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, has filed with the Port St Joe City Commission a report of its activities for Fiscal Year 2011-2012. This report is available for review by the general public during regular business hours at the Port St Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St Joe FL, 32456, at the Port St Joe Redevelopment Agency office, 150 Captain Freds Place, Port St Joe FL, 32456, and online at www.PSJRA.com. March 14, 2013 92685S 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. 1253 Application No. 2013-14 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04313-000R Description of Property: Lot Ten (10) of Block C of C.P. Gauldings Addition to Highland View Subdivision, a Subdivision on the South West Quarter (SW 1/4) of Government Lot Fourteen (14), Range Eleven West (11 W), Township Seven South (7S). Name in which assessed: Clay T. Eubanks and Staci R. Eubanks Scaturro 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 17th day of April, 2013. Dated this 12th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 2013 92677S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEVIED SEALED BIDS *RFP 2013-01* READVERTISEMENTALL BIDDERS MUST SUBMIT NEW BIDS The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified and properly licensed company or corporation interested in providing construction services for the following project: US-98 LANDSCAPING -North Port St. Joe Gateway Phase IV Project is located in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, and consists of NEW LANDSCAPING AND IRRIGATION on US-98. Bids will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 until 3 PM Eastern Time on Friday, March 29, 2013. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged at that time in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with the bidders name, address, date and time of opening, and project name/bid number as noted above. The complete Bid Solicitation can be downloaded from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency website at www.PSJRA.com. March 14, 21, 2013 92689S 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. 228 Application No. 2013-12 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 00953-062R Description of Property: FARM #91, Gulf County Farms Unit Three: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of Section 30, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence South 3 Degrees 03 Minutes 30 Seconds East along the West line of said Section 30, for 1321.88 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence North 71 Degrees 43 Minutes 40 Seconds East for 509.98 feet to the Westerly right of way line of a 60 feet street; thence South 18 Degrees 16 Minutes 20 Seconds East along said Westerly right of way line for 400.00 feet; thence South 71 Degrees 43 Minutes 40 Seconds West for 618.76 feet to said West line of Section 30; thence North 3 Degrees 03 Minutes 30 Seconds West along said West line for 414.53 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 5.18 acres, more or less. Name in which assessed: Marion Archie Busby, Jr. and Sandra Lee Adkins 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 17th day of April, 2013. Dated this 12th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 2013 92687S 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. 503 Application No. 2013-13 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 01936-000R Description of Property: COMMENCE at the NE. Corner of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, and extend a line South along the East line of said NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 for 552.4 feet; thence turn Westerly for 26 feet to a POINT OF BEGINNING. From the POINT OF BEGINNING, continue the line last described Westerly for 16 feet, thence turn Southerly for 100 feet, thence turn Easterly for 165 feet, thence turn Northerly for 100 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. It is the intention of the Grantor to Deed a parcel of property 165 feet by 100 feet and that said parcel may be further described as follows: Beginning at the NW. Corner of Lot One (1) in the Block Eight (8) of Britts Subdivision, Unit One (1) and continuing Southerly along the West boundary of said Block Eight (8) for 100 feet, thence continue Westerly for 165 feet, to the R/W line of West Second St., thence continue Northerly parallel to the R/W line of West Second Street for 100 feet, thence continue Easterly for 165 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Name in which assessed: Myron A. Bliss and Mary H. Bliss 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 17th day of April, 2013. Dated this 12th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 2013 92696S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00476 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4, Plaintiff, vs. ERNEST REESE ANTLEY; SARA M. ANTLEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 26th day of October, 2009, and entered in Case No. 08-00476, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4 is the Plaintiff and ERNEST REESE ANTLEY, SARA M. ANTLEY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 4th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 10, AND 12, BLOCK 56, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 7th day of March, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954)453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m March 14, 21, 2013 92709S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-244-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. JAMES G. PURSWELL, PAMELA M. PURSWELL, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure dated February 20, 2013 in Case No. 12-244-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and JAMES G. PURSWELL and PAMELA M. PURSWELL are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on April 4, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Lots 10, 11 and 12, Block C of BEATYS SUBDIVISION OF WHITE CITY, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 23, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: March 7, 2013 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Garvin B Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 March 14, 21, 2013 92701S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-241-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. NORRIS D. LANGSTON YOUTH FOUNDATION INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 20, 2013 in Case No. 12-241-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and NORRIS LANGSTON YOUTH FOUNDATION INC. is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on April 4, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: EXHIBIT A A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 1 (ALSO BEING THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CLIFFORD SIMS DRIVE -70 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY), FOR A DISTANCE OF 2,008.27 FEET TO A POINT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE WITH THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF BAY STREET 70 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 52 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 894.65 FEET TO A POINT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE WITH THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF AVENUE A (80 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE LEAVING SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 03 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 370.00 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 52 SECONDS EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 894.84 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 1; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 370.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 7.60 acres, more or less. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: March 7, 2013 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 March 14, 21, 2013 92725S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12 179 CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LENORA P. GANT, Defendant. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered February 26, 2013, in the above-styled cause, the Clerk of Court for Gulf County, Florida will sell to the highest and best bidder at the Gulf County Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, on March 28, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. EST the following described property: Lot 56 of Sunset Village Subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in the public records of Gulf County, Florida at Plat Book 4, Page 19 Parcel ID Number R04231-280R. 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: March 7, 2013. Rebecca Norris As Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk March 14, 21, 2013 92717S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No.: 09000121CA TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. ANEALIA J BUSH A/K/A ANEALIA BUSH, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 21, 2013 in Civil Case No. 09000121CA of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK is the Plaintiff and ANEALIA J BUSH A/K/A ANEALIA BUSH, et al., are the Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Front Lobby, Port St. Joe, FL. 32456 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 28th day of March, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 54, Eagle Bay Phase One, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 19, Pages 8 through 14, inclusive, of the Public Records of Osceola County, Florida Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of March, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Austin Nowakowski, Esq. Fla. Bar No.: 56616 McCalla Raymer, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660 Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: (407) 674-1850 Fax: (321) 248-0420 Email: MRService@mccalla raymer.com March 14, 21, 2013 92741S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-232-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TONY ROSS YOWELL A/K/A TONY R YOWELL, TRACY DIANE YOWELL A/K/A TRACY D. YOWELL, BARBARA ANN ARENDT, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 5, 2013 in Case No. 12-232-CA, of the Circuit of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and TONY ROSS YOWELL A/K/A TONY R. YOWELL, TRACY DIANE YOWELL A/K/A TRACY D. YOWELL, and BARBARA ANN ARENDT are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on April 4, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Lot Five (5), in Block 1, Whitfield Acres at Howards Creek Subdivision, as per official plat recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. AND Lot Six (6), in Block One (1), Second Addition of Whitfield Acres at Howards Creek, according to an official plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. AND that certain 1991 Doublewide Fleetwood Mobile Home, VIN Nos. GAFLM35A0501HS and GAFLM35B04501HS Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: March 8, 2013 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 March 14, 21, 2013 *Adopt*:Athletic, Creative, Loving Lawyer & Doctor yearn to be doting Dad & At Home Mom. Expenses Paid *Ben & Amy* FLBar42311 1800-522-0045 Found White House Cat wondered to our home in White City if anyone is missing this cat Call 850-827-2776

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Provide key information to senior management including sales recaps, customer feedback, and industry trends. Negotiate, implement and monitor interactive revenue contracts.REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:Strong understanding of internet advertising and website functionality. Candidate should have proven track record in growing revenue with accounts. Strong leadership capabilities. Excellent negotiating and problem solving skills. Excellent written, oral and presentation skills. Must have strong knowledge of appropriate computer software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 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 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. If youre ready to move and overflowing with stuff Classified can help you store it or sell it! 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 These small ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com Email: thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW Extra Mile Pet SittingHome visits/overnight in the comfort of your pets home. Gulf & Bay County Diana 227-5770 Dan 227-8225 extramilepet sitting.com Port St Joe, 101 Broad St, (Corner of Ave A & Broad St, Across from the Bridgeport entrance), Saturday, March 16, 7am-12pmTWO FAMILY YARD SALE!TVs; Printers; Queen sized bedding & dcor; Home accents; Wall dcor; Rugs, Women, men, & childrens clothing & shoes; Miscellaneous, Rain will cancel. Text FL44853 to 56654 Mexico Beach 101 Good Morning St, (Windmark Beach Village Center off of Highway 98 between Port St Joe and Mexico Beach), 3/23/13, 8:00 am -1:00 pm ESTFood and Crafts BazaarCOME SHOP WITH US -Various crafts, jewelry, scarves, decor, etc. all for sale, literature for real estate and vacation rentals, food vendors for sampling and desserts to enjoy. Plenty of items to view so come join us. We will also display a schedule of events happening at Windmark Beach for some fun this Spring and Summer. Event sponsored by No Worries Vacation Rentals at 850-229-6344.Text FL44878 to 56654 Port St Joe: 743 Jones Homestead Rd. Sat, March 16th. 8am-untilTwo Family Yard SaleLots of misc items! Text FL44820 to 56654 PSJ: 221-B 8th St. Turn on Long Ave and take alley to back of house Friday & Saturday Mar. 15th & 16th 8am -3mGarage SaleA lot of everything!! GUN SHOWSanta Rosa County Auditorium: Milton Fl Mar 16th & 17th 8a-5p. Concealed Weapons Classes. (850) 957-4952 or (850) 261-8407 General Admission: $6Text FL40762 to 56654 Lincoln DC Portable Welder, 6 cylinder Continental engine, A/C aux. power, Trailer mounted with toolbox, Good Condition, $2800 Call 850-899-8695 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach 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 Logistics/TransportCDL Class A Route DriverAverage 10 stops. Home base -Apalachicola, FL 850-653-8823 Web ID# 34244687Text FL44687 to 56654 OtherRE Sales AgentOpening for Experienced Licensed Agent. Call Parker Realty of Mexico Beach 850-648-5777 Web ID#34243264 Text FL43264 to 56654 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 Need Roommate or Cheap 1Br/Eff. in town 850-899-2247 or 850-229-8560 C-30 near I-Pass1 br 1 ba, w/encl patio. Nice views $515 unfurn w/W&D, furn upon req., Bkgr/credit check, Avail. 3/31/13. 850-899-0261 for apptText FL44846 to 56654 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 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 Mobile Home for SaleRustic Sands RV Park, Mexico Beach, Fl Clean, Light & Bright 3bed 2bath $12,900 More information 850 648 8818 williams_bradleyfield@s ympatico.caText FL44874 to 55654 ANTIQUE CLOCK REPAIRNew to area, over 25 years experience. Free pickup, delivery and set up in Mexico Beach area. Call Jack at 850-340-1867 txt FL44164 to 56654 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 Classifiedcan!If youre ready to move up or are just starting out Classified can help you open the door to home ownership. Weve got properties at every price, with locations all over town! And if youre planning to sell, Classified can introduce you to the markets best prospects. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O ce 850.873.3516UPWARD BOUND GRANT PROJECT COORDINATOR(Federally funded) To manage all aspects of the Upward Bound project & supervise and lead Upward Bound Grant sta & resources. Requires MS in guidance & counseling or related eld + 3 yrs. exp. as a teacher, counselor or administrator; and supervisor exp. & experience working with educationally/ economically disadvantaged youth. Salary range starts at $30,600/yr. Apply by 3/20/13. Only those who provide GCSC Application (must be completed); transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr.Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.