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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: 03-21-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quote quote id quote name JUMP From Page 6A From page 6A Subscribe to The Star Call 227-1278 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR SPRING BREAK Auburn University students spend their break improving community By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Of cials with the Port of Port St. Joe received some strategically important news from the state Monday. The Florida Department of Transportation announced a three-year extension for the ports designation as part of the states Strategic Intermodal System (SIS), a crucial designation that provides a link to federal and state funding for the port. The port was named an emerging SIS member in 2008, but that designation, which is linked to criteria for goods and people moving through the port, was due to elapse this year. The Port Authority, armed with a new collaborative agreement signed last year with The St. Joe Company, applied for an extension of the SIS designation, with FDOT District III of cials assisting in the application and lobbying the main of ce in Tallahassee for the extension. District III Secretary James T. Bar eld wrote to port of cials on March 11 to of cially con rm the Port of Port St. Joe was granted the extension the FDOT no longer uses the emerging designation through Feb. 25, 2016. This is very good news indeed, said Barry Sellers, director of the Gulf County Economic Development Alliance Inc. The designation also includes the waterway connector to the port harbor channel and turning basin to the Gulf Coast shipping channel and the Genesee Wyoming rail connector from the port to the rail corridor. Providing an echo to words that have been offered during recent regular port meetings, Bar eld acknowledges the time required to develop the port. However, FDOT ofcials had taken a kinder eye to the Port of Port St. Joe and the SIS designation since the Port Authority and St. Joe entered into a formal agreement to develop the port. The Department recognizes that the redevelopment of this area (the port, rail and channel) will take additional time to become operational and meet the minimum criteria thresholds for seaport activity, Port receives extension of critical designation Thursday, MARCH 21, 2013 YEAR 75, NUMBER 23 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Port St. Joe city election cycle cranks up again next week. Candidate qualifying for the May general election will begin at noon ET on Wednesday, March 27, and continue through noon ET Wednesday, April 3. There are three city commission seats up for grabs on May 14. The mayor/commissioner seat currently held by Mayor Mel Magidson is one, with Magidson announcing at the last regular meeting of the commission he would be seeking reelection for the next two years. Magidson is seeking his fourth term. First-term city commissioners Bo Patterson and Bill Kennedy, who occupy the Group II and I seats, respectively, are also up for re-election. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The city clerk for Mexico Beach abruptly resigned last Tuesday evening during the regular monthly meeting of the city council. In resigning, Deborah McLeod said there was one person on the city council that she had a hard time dealing with, though she didnt provide names during the meeting. In her resignation notice, McLeod mentioned councilmember Tanya Castro had bullied and harassed her constantly. Castro was elected to city council in the most recent election. This is whats best for the city and for me, said an emotional McLeod after she submitted her letter of resignation. McLeod said she had received an opportunity from a private organization. The city clerk was recognized by Mayor Al Cathey for her contributions over the years. Thank you for your dedication. Youll be missed by everyone, he said. Stressing the importance of having the City Clerk position staffed, Cathey made a successful motion to ll the vacant spot as soon as possible. Demolition of the former Parker House building to prepare for the new construction was also a topic at Tuesdays meeting. Brian Cathey of Cathey Construction said oor By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com With marketing efforts in full swing and a port master plan update moving ahead, the Port St. Joe Port Authority last week discussed a priority for future development of the Port of Port St. Joe: dredging. Jorge Gonzalez, senior vice president of The St. Joe Company, with which the Port Authority is working on a collaborative agreement to develop the port, said that he PSJ election cycle begins Wednesday BEAUTIFICATION By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com While many youth across the country invaded various beaches to relax, party and get away from the school grind, a group of students from Auburn University spent their spring break in Gulf County last week on a mission to make a difference. Three hundred students forming 25 construction crews positioned around Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe painted, leveled, pressure-washed and performed repairs on buildings and homes within the community. Relations with the community were further developed through street ministries and a basketball camp at Oak Grove Church. The students are congregation members of First Baptist Church in Opelika, Ala., that for the past six years have worked alongside the Gulf County Christian Community Development Fund to coordinate projects for the students while theyre in town. City clerk resigns at Mexico Beach council meeting Port focused on dredging, foreclosure See EXTENSION A3 See AUBURN A8 See CLERK A3 See ELECTION A3 See PORT A8 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5 Letters to the Editor . . . . . . . A5 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . B4 -B5 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Classi eds . . . . . . . . B9-B12 PSJ senior Clements named student of the year B1 Lizzie Handlin gives back to the North Port St. Joe community. PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The Star For the last six years members of First Baptist Church in Opelika, Ala., have worked on community improvement projects in Port St. Joe.

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, March 21, 2013 Its a great day to be a Republican! Remember We meet monthly every third Monday upstairs at the Capital City Bank Port St. Joe at 7:00PM Eastern! Our next meeting is APRIL 15TH SEE YOU THERE! CONCEALED WEAPONS CLASS WE ACTIVELY SUPORT THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS Saturday, April 20, 2013 9:30 am upstairs at Capitol City Bank Afternoon at ring range Cost $75.00 SIGN UP: Contact Tom Semmes ( TSemmes @ netscape. com or 639-5345) for information and enrollment, or pick up application form at Bluewater Outriggers or No Name Cafe LEARN THE LAW: Firearms Safety, Florida Statutes for Concealed Carry Permit, and new addition Stand Your Ground Law PROTECT YOURSELF: Live Fire Safety, Weapon Familiarization and Range Qualication GET YOUR PERMIT: After completion of course we provide packets with all forms and instructions to apply for License or Concealed Weapon Permit. PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION: Mr. Frankie L Mills, Florida State Trooper 17 years, US Army Master Marksman, Former Sheriff Okaloosa County, NRA Certied Licensed Pistol instructor. Attend our class/support group: Quit Smoking NOW . A curriculum developed by ex-smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers themselves . Starts Tuesday, April 2, 2013 5:30 pm EST Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Cafeteria 3801 E. Hwy 98, Port St. Joe, FL No cost to attend! Free Nicotine Replacement Patches and/or Gum available for class participants!! To Register Call or email Brigitta Nuccio (850) 482 6500 bnuccio@bigbendahec.org or Toll Free 1-87-QUIT-NOW-6 By VALERIE GARMAN The News Herald PANAMA CITY BEACH With red snapper season becoming shorter each year, many local charter boat captains say they are struggling to keep their heads above water. However, new legislation that would shift control of a portion of federal waters back to the state is offering area anglers a glimmer of hope for reduced regulations on seasons and bag limits. U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, introduced the Gulf Fisheries Fairness Act last week. The bill would extend the state water boundaries of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi, allowing the states to manage reef sh species like snapper, grouper, amberjack and trigger sh. With federal management agencies planning for the shortest red snapper season ever this year, Southerland said the legislation would cast a life preserver to shermen and coastal economies struggling to stay a oat amid crippling federal regulations. In Florida, the legislation would reset state water boundaries for reef sh management from nine miles to a depth of 20 fathoms (120 feet), which could reach 60 miles offshore in some areas. Chip Blackburn, who captains the charter boat Miss Mary in Mexico Beach, said if the act were to pass it probably would save his business and others in the area. What the legislation will do is give the states the authority to manage the reef sh complex out to 20 fathoms, which is a lot further than nine miles, Blackburn said. The state would set the seasons, count the sh, basically do with (the reef sh) what they already do with the inshore species. FEARS While the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved a 27-day season for red snapper, Blackburn fears it could be shut down completely in federal waters if the Gulf Fisheries Fairness Act does not pass. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has proposed a 44-day season for state waters. If the legislation does not pass and the federal government takes the steps theyve said theyll take, youre looking at a major economic impact, Blackburn said. It would devastate little communities like ours. We dont have anything else. Pam Anderson, operations manager at Capt. Andersons Marina in Panama City Beach, said the Gulf Fisheries Fairness Act also would eliminate a rule that keeps federal permit holders from shing in state waters when federal waters are closed for certain species. If federal waters are closed and state waters are open, we could still take passengers out in the state waters, Anderson said. That would be a huge boost for people in our industry who have those federal shing permits. Capt. Andersons Marina is home to 25 private charter boats, 20 of which hold federal shing licenses. Anderson said the industry also would see a major bene t from having the state control stock assessments of reef sh species. With that control we would see a positive step because the state will have more authority over the data collection process and the stock assessment process, Anderson said. That is huge for us because we need some major changes. Anderson said marinas and charter businesses took a big hit in 2007 when the Magnuson-Stevens Act was amended with tightened seasons and bag limits. Its just gotten worse and worse each year, Anderson said. The Gulf Fisheries Fairness Act will de nitely be an economic boost for the coastal communities in the Gulf states. U.S. House bill targets shing boundaries New legislation also would reduce federal regulations REP. STEVE SOUTHERLAND Star Staff Report Port St. Joe Elementary School teacher Carmel Dodson and several other North Florida educators were recognized during this weeks meeting of Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet. Scott applauded the commitments by teachers and the effort to improve Floridas education system during the Cabinet meeting by presenting special commendations to the 2013 Florida Teacher of the Year and several regional educators who were named 2013-2014 District Teachers of the Year. Among those were Dodson, who in February was named the Gulf District Schools Teacher of the Year. As a teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary School, Scott noted during the meeting, Dodson helps her students discover their uniqueness and understand how that develops into their contribution to society. Dodson is a third-grade teacher who works closely with students at risk and has also been instrumental in creating the schools butter y garden and implementing a host of innovative programs in her classroom. While the academics are ongoing, I seek to be truly listening, interested in each student, and committed to helping them grow to their greatest potential, Dodson said during the ceremony. In addition to Dodson, Scott also recognized District Teachers of the Year from Bay, Calhoun, Jackson, Washington and Madison counties. The six 2013 2014 District Teachers of the Year received a special commendation which was created to honor Floridas valued educators and their efforts to foster greater student achievement. Scott also presented the Governors Sunshine Award to Alex Lopes, Floridas 2013 Teacher of the Year. Educators change lives, and thats why its important we honor teachers for their success in preparing Floridas future generations for the workforce, Scott said. Thanks to our teachers, Floridas education system is sixth in the nation and Florida students are competing and succeeding internationally. Because of our teachers commitment in the classroom my Florida Families First Budget supports classroom teachers with a $2,500 pay raise and additional funding for classroom supplies. Each of Floridas 67 school districts selects a Teacher of the Year who is then considered for statewide recognition. The Florida Teacher of the Year is chosen from more than 180,000 public school teachers throughout the state by a selection committee representing teachers, principals, parents, and the business community. Floridas top educator is selected on the basis of the superior ability to teach and communicate knowledge of the subject taught, professional development, philosophy of teaching, and outstanding school and community service. The most important quali cation is the teachers ability to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. In last weeks article about the TDC special event grant program, the deadline for applications was incorrect. All applications for special event funding must be turned in by 4 p.m. ET on March 29. The Star regrets the error. Setting it STRAIGHT @ PSJ_Star FOLLOW US ON TWITTER Local elementary teacher meets with Gov. Scott TIM CROFT | The Star Carmel Dodson was named Gulf District Teacher of the Year last month.

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, March 21, 2013 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 CLERK from page A1 plans for the new building have been complete since December and are pending nal review and approval. Once the plans have been approved by the insurance companies, Cathey will be able to release a nalized cost for the project. The city must still obtain stormwater permits before demolition on the Parker House can begin, though Brian Cathey noted they are on track to break ground for the new building as early as April. Cathey also made mention that a local political candidate called the project into question and had requested their own quote on the building demolition through means that could delay the process. Council Group Two Candidate Jeff Tendler took the podium to respond to Catheys claims and took ownership of the quote he obtained from a local demolition expert as a personal request. Tendler claimed that initial cost was exorbitant and simply wanted a ballpark estimate for the project. He admitted the quote he received only covered building demolition and not re repairs to parts of the structure that may remain standing. The citys ongoing water project is also moving ahead. Its moving along really well, Mayor Cathey said of the ongoing water project. The estimated date of completion is September of this year. Department of Public Safety Of cial, Chief Glenn Norris announced plans to subscribe to the Code Red Emergency Communication service, which will allow local residents to sign up to receive important noti cations via phone or email. Mayor Cathey praised the system and the bene ts it would provide to the community. A scenario was proposed that would allow residents in very speci c areas could be pinpointed and noti ed if future water problems arose. Its a well-documented and reliable system, Cathey said. The subscription service will cost the city $2,000 a year. News Herald writer Chris Olwell and Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed EXTENSION from page A1 Bar eld wrote to port director Tommy Pitts. The importance of maintaining the SIS designation can not be overstated for the future of the port. The FDOT earmarks 70-75 percent of discretionary funding each year for maintenance and infrastructure improvements so-called funding for members of the SIS. As SIS designees, ports and other transportation hubs are seen by the state as strategic to the ow of goods and people. With the SIS funding for the shipping channel, the port could nd luring state and federal dollars for dredging an easier hurdle to leap, Pitts added. This is excellent news, Pitts said. The Florida Ports Council also noted the progress being made at the Port of Port St. Joe in its annual report on the states seaports. Early in the report, the collaboration agreement between the port and St. Joe Company was noted, the partners shrewdly marketing their combined properties to broaden the states scope of deepwater offerings. While much of the basic infrastructure is in place, there remain many improvement projects that will be required to develop a fully operational port, the report details under a description of the Port of Port St. Joe. The Port Authority and private partner, The St. Joe Company, af rm that any expenditure of funds on project development must be in response to market demands; the marketing effort now underway will help de ne that demand and the projects to support the identi ed markets. The report notes the Memorandum of Understanding between port and St. Joe and the lease with Eastern Shipbuilding as accomplishments in the prior year and the goals for the coming year include completing the master plan update; attracting appropriate users to bring job creation and economic development; initiating the process for resuming maintenance dredging of the ship channel; and enhancing the rail line that connects the port to the CSX mainline. Neither commissioner has announced plans one way or another. Each commissioner is elected to a term of two years. The voter registration book closes at 5 p.m. ET April 15. This is for new voter registration or party changes, though party af liation has no bearing on this city-wide election. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. ET May 8. Early voting will begin May 4 and continue through May 11 at the Supervisor of Elections Of ce on Long Avenue in Port St. Joe. Early voting will take place 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET on each day, including Saturdays, exclusive of Sundays. There will be no early voting on Sunday, May 5. ELECTION from page A1 This is whats best for the city and for me. Deborah McLeod City clerk

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It was November of 1955; an elementary school girl was writing to her older sister who was 50 miles away doing her practice teaching. Fifty miles today is traveled at the spur of the moment. My commute each day consists of about 50 miles when I consider both to and from work. Its just not that far. Today we talk to folks on mobile phones all over the world and can send them an email or text message that they will get almost immediately. It is mind-boggling watching all of those words ying through the air. This was about 60 years ago and folks still wrote letters; letter writing is an art that has almost been forgotten. Folks delete many memories when they dump their emails inbox. It is one of the reasons I enjoy writing, I hope that someday my children will read some of my silliness to their grandchildren. My brother recently gave me a stack of letters he had found that had been written to our Mama. Most of them were from her mother, sister and our Daddy. Mama passed away in 2012. They are simply beautiful. This one was written by her then 10 year-old sister who was 50 miles away in another small Alabama town, but still staying in touch. So the little girl is my aunt and she was writing to my Mama, who was 21 at the time. In this particular letter she began with the normal, How are you? I am doing just ne. When are you coming home? The letter sounded boring, but it wasnt. It got much, much better. As I continued to read, it was apparent that Mamas little sister was doing better than just ne. She had been getting to third base, and let me tell you what; third base was good. Before we get to third base, I should note that my aunt at 10 years old was doing about average in school, but average was better than her fellow students. Does that sound familiar? She made a 76 on her arithmetic test, but it was better than a lot of others. She only missed two questions on her science test, giving her an 88 on her 6-weeks test. Now, moving on to third base Mamas little sister wrote, I still play baseball. Forest made the most home runs for the boys. He will get to choose Monday. Looking at the date of the letter, it was on a Friday in 1955. I suppose since Forest got the most home runs he got to be captain and pick for his team on the next Monday at recess. November in Alabama is a great time for baseball. The Dodgers had one month earlier won their rst and only World Series while being in Brooklyn, beating the New York Yankees 2-0 in Game 7 of the 1955 World Series at Yankee Stadium. Yogi Berras 10 hits in 7 games and Whitey Fords two wins just werent enough to keep the cross-town Dodgers from their destiny. My aunt went on to say that there was a new girl in her class named, Bonnie. Bonnie seemed nice and wanted to be my aunts friend. Bonnie was also very perceptive and did her part to carry out elementary school romance. You see Bonnie made it to third base, while my aunt was playing third base and they had an extended conversation that took up most of this letter written to my Mama in 1955. My Mamas 10 year-old sister wrote, She (Bonnie) asked Forest today if he still likes me. She (Bonnie) said he said, Oh Yes. She told me this at third base. She is also the scorekeeper. Oh goodness gracious, was Bonnie ever the scorekeeper. There were quite a few She told hims and He told hers. I had a hard time believing Forest really said Wow that many times, but he may very well have. Bonnie was doing her part to Dr. Holmes was our insurance Getting to third base My favorite granddaughter had to wait a couple of days to get in to see an ear, throat and nose specialist. She had a simple cold for goodness sakes! I was thinking just take her to the doctor but prudence and a quick glance from my wife sealed my lips. I reckon it doesnt work that way anymore. It seems that everybody in the medical profession is specialized now-a-days. Im thankful it wasnt her left ankle. We might have been weeks nding a left ankle doctor who tailored his practice to little ones under 5. I would hate to have another kidney stone, low down on my right side and through the pain and the agony drag myself to the nearest Urologist..only to nd he was a left kidney specialist. Somebody in that of ce would have seen my bad side! It could be a fraternity thing. The rst doctor you see is recommending you to an accomplice sometimes before you nish telling him where it hurts. Once you get in the system you can bounce around forever. I could be wrong about this but there seems to be a direct correlation between the amount of insurance you carry and your length of stay in the pipeline. Of course, there is a tremendous upswing to all of this. If a doctor specializes in right index ngers only. and youve got that exact bum digit, you could rest easy in knowing he should have a pretty good working knowledge of your problem! J. T. Holmes was the rst person on this earth to lay eyes on me. If he had any special comment as to my looks or well being, I was too busy lling my lungs and blinking from the bright lights to take note. He was the only doctor in town in my early years. Of course, I didnt visit often. We only went to see him if the sassafras tea, mustard poultice or the burnt oil and sulfur didnt work. My rst emergency trip was when I closed the truck door on my left thumb. It was smashed at and the pain was so awful I barely remember Mom saying, You might lose it. Dr. Holmes stuck a needle as long as a Texas agpole right through it and began to sew it back together way before any deadening took effect. If he heard my screaming he didnt seem to notice. He never took his eyes off my thumb, which by the way, is still functioning sixty years later. I went to see him when I had the Whooping Cough. We had tried Vicks Salve, Smith Brothers and White Rose petroleum jelly. Nothing could stop my coughing! Dr. Holmes listened to my breathing for a split second and brought out the Texas needle. I immediately went silent. I promised to never cough again as long as I lived It was too late! He had my pants down in a nanosecond and while my parents held me down, he sank that thing all the way to Amarillo! Dr. Holmes specialized in making you well. He took care of his people from birth to death. He waded through fevers, rashes, wayward sh hooks, mumps, scurvy, puncture wounds, droopy eyes, dislocated shoulders and hemorrhoids with equal aplomb. I thought of him as a crusty old fellow but he never seemed to take a vacation, be out of town or unavailable when a crisis occurred. If you broke your arm on Sunday, hed meet you at the of ce and mash it back in place. He was one of those constants when we were growing up. You knew if it got too bad, you could go see Dr. Holmes. He might have been the last resort, but he was a good guy to have at the end of the health line. We didnt ll out insurance papers or have to pay before services were rendered. Dr. Holmes WAS our insurance. One of the worst crashes of my misspent youth occurred when I veered off the hill behind the swimming pool on my cardboard racer and went hurdling headlong toward the concrete walkway below. Just before my face made contact I saw that Texas needle plain as day! When I came to Billy Webb had me in his arms racing toward the house. I could feel hot sticky liquid spilling into my right eye. Billy, I was addled but not that out of it, dont take me home. Im not going to the doctor. Billy ran directly to our house, Mom covered my face with a cold towel and drove me immediately to Dr. Holmes. He held my face gently as he rammed the big needle into the cut above my eye. Five stitches xed me right up. I thought I might catch a break when I went to get my freshman football physical signed. Listen, I had about had it with football. I was tired of getting run over by Bob Cassidy, David Paschall and Jim Williams. Maybe Dr. Holmes would think about the knee he sewed up and my thumb and certainly that big cut above my eye. I could have a Whooping Cough relapse. I couldnt quit football but if I failed the physical... The nurse took my papers and went off to the back somewhere. She reappeared in about two minutes with my physical SIGNED by Dr. Holmes. He passed me without even looking at me! I thought that was unfair and surely illegal. Until it dawned on me that Dr. Holmes had been examining me all my life! He wasnt guessing or to busy to bother. He specialized in knowing me inside out! I hope and pray my granddaughter could be so lucky, 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 21, 2013 A Page 4 Section See CRANKS A5 By Brandon Todd I love my computer. But I must admit I think computer technology is negatively affecting people at this moment in time. Computers are built with great complexity but they promote simplicity which makes some people less active both mentally and physically. Although knowledge is more accessible with computers, it may also be manipulated and used in an abusive manner, resulting in a lack of intellectual development. As a result, peoples creativity and use of knowledge in some cases has been limited to Word Processing and Power Point programs, etc. Pioneers of the Renaissance era and/or the Scientific Revolution: Aristotle, Socrates, Isaac Newton, and Copernicus are probably rolling in their graves because of computer technology as it is currently being used, because every piece of knowledge they gained was done so without such technology. Computer technology has also affected peoples writing. A keyboard is not a canvass, yet it has become a necessity for some writers. Some writers claim to not be able to write without a keyboard in front of them, which in my view is a shame when you consider writers such as Edgar Allen Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Bronte, and Mary Shelley, all of whom created genius literature without the use of a computer. Another significant flaw with computer technology is the enormous lack of privacy that comes with it. President George W. Bushs approval of the Patriot Act has greatly invaded privacy by intensely increasing surveillance on the American citizenry through technology. There is a camera on nearly every street corner in every metropolis in America. The Patriot Act has been extended by the Obama Administration, and the idea of the act slowing down or being obliterated is irrational. The act is slowly but surely suppressing our freedoms as American citizens, and most young people seem perfectly fine with that. People in this society seem to be accustomed to surveillance of their phone calls, emails, internet activity and on cameras everywhere. As George Orwell predicted in his novel 1984; Big Brother is watching. Most young people do not understand that in a free society, privacy is a right not a privilege. The widespread captivation with computer technology has created extreme naivety among young folks as they are more knowledgeable of Facebook than the right to privacy. Basically the recreation available on the computer has overshadowed the overwhelming surveillance that is on it as well. Perhaps the biggest negative impact that computers have had on the humanity resides in the aspect of conversation and interaction. Young people are so busy texting and using Facebook that they have forgotten how to speak and interact with one another in person. I have experienced it first hand. In high schools, and even in colleges, there are students who lack the ability to properly speak or express themselves. Some students, when doing a class project using PowerPoint software, start and end their presentation by nervously reading verbatim their PowerPoint without ever expanding or discussing their points; and most of their points are copied and pasted from some computer site. Thats not productive for the presenter or the audience involved, and its happening in schools all across the country. Young folks are beginning to rely solely on computer technology for their knowledge instead of themselves. Young peoples reliance on computer technology has hindered their ability to physically interact with one another and speak intelligently. People are now actually saying LOL and TTYL, and I simply say WOW; look how far we have come. Some young folks cant speak without saying like or uh a hundred times in five minutes. The art of conversation in my generation is obsolete. Facebook is the new norm. If youre my age and you dont have a Facebook or Twitter account, youre treated like Frankensteins monster. Computers have taken over. But they dont teach young people like a human mentor. Computers, I feel, encourage laziness and dependence, rather than ingenuity and independence. Some people do not get smarter because of computer technology, rather they become more ignorant. Humanity will never be the same as it was before the introduction of the computer. In nearly all aspects of our lives, computer technology has manifested itself, and created dramatic change. Not only is computer technology bringing about change, it is also encouraging us to take two very different paths, and we must choose one of these paths. Either the computer is a savior that will be used for the betterment of mankind. Or the computer could just be another tool, like the atom bomb, that could be used for the destruction of mankind. Only time will tell. In the meantime, send a tweet or two; but remember, Big Brother is watching. Brandon Todd is a resident of Howard Creek. I didnt know I had a Big Brother? Young peoples reliance on computer technology has hindered their ability to physically interact with one another and speak intelligently.

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AND GANG MEMBERS: Fuel, Batteries, Antifreeze, Lead, Arsenic, Silver, Cleaners, Fluorescent Lamps, Mercury Containing Devices, Pesticides, Herbicides, Home Computers, Printers, Scanners, (and other pollutants). I F YOU FIND T HESE V ILLAINS HIDING -OUT IN YOU R H O ME R OU ND EM U P AND BRING EM IN GULF COUNTY HOUSE H OLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLE C TION D AYS A pril 6 Gulf County Courthouse: 9 A M 12 PM E astern T ime RE W ARD Conditionally-Exempt Small Quantity Generators (Small Businesses, Schools, Growers, and Etc.) will be accepted at a reduced rate. Call Gulf County Solid Waste, 850-227-1401, for a drop-off time. PUT HAZARDOUS WASTE IN ITS P LACE. KEE P GULF C OUNTY BEAUTIFUL! For more information, please call the Gulf County Solid Waste Department at 850-227-1401 2013.48 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 21, 2013 A Page 5 Section stoke the re. To read the words of a 10 year-old girl puts a lot of things in perspective. In the last paragraph alone, she went into great detail on her out t she wore for her school picture. I wore my white sweater and my skirt with the ponies on it and your greenish blue scarf and white soft balls on the white roping. Im not sure about the soft balls, I think they were like pom poms on a collar or something. Anyway, she went on to say that when she walked up to Mrs. Jones desk I stopped at this point and could see a 10 year-old girl doing some sort of runway modeling job with skirt ponies galloping in midair, helping her oat her way to the teachers desk at the front of the room. Of course, Bonnie was watching this, taking notes, keeping score and waiting for Forest reaction; it was her job. Bonnie told her that she heard Forest say out loud, Wow. She was sure he said it! Im sure Forest mouth drooped open real wide when he said it. He could have been just looking at the ponies galloping in mid-air, but according to Bonnie it was the real deal. My aunt at 10, saved the best line of her letter for last, she knew what she was doing. She had her eyes on Forest and according to Bonnie; Forest had his eyes on my aunt. The last line of the letter read, I think Sally likes him (Forest), but shes not going to have him. Doggone it Forest, Im much older now, but I still want to know, I need to know, what was your secret? James Dean and Frank Sinatra may have been big deals in 1955, but it sounded like Forest owned the playground. My aunt included a PS for Mama to please bring the typewriter home. I suppose she wanted to write poems about Forest. I think getting to third base probably meant something different on an elementary school playground in 1955 Alabama. Honestly, I think I would like to get there. All I can say is, Wow. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. CRANKS from page A4 Congress could well debate the debt ceiling, tax reform and other important economic issues until the cows come home, but one things for sure: If you dont pay your income taxes or at least file for an extension by April 15, you could be in for a world of financial hurt. Thats because the IRS probably wont give you a break on the penalties it levies on unpaid taxes unless you were the victim of a natural disaster, suffered death or serious illness in your immediate family, or experienced another catastrophic event. You must file your 2012 federal tax return (or request an extension) by midnight on April 15, 2013, otherwise the penalty on any taxes you owe will increase dramatically. Youll be charged an additional 5 percent of taxes owed for each full or partial month youre late, plus interest, up to a maximum penalty of 25 percent of the amount owed. (The interest rate currently charged is 3.22 percent.) If you file your return or extension request on time, however, the penalty drops tenfold to only 0.5 percent per month, plus interest. Heres how it adds up: Say you owe $2,500 in federal income tax. If you havent requested an extension, you would be charged an additional $125 (5 percent), plus interest, for each month youre late in paying off your bill. Had you filed for an extension, the penalty would drop to only $12.50 per month (0.5 percent). Be sure to contact the IRS early if you wont be able to pay on time so you keep as many payment options open as possible either call 800-829-1040 or visit your local IRS office. Also check out the IRS Filing Late and/or Paying Late webpage for helpful information (www. irs.gov). One way to avoid this penalty is to pay by credit or debit card before the filing deadline. Youll pay a convenience fee, which is tax-deductible if you itemize. Fees vary depending on which payment processor you choose. (See Pay Your Taxes by Debit or Credit Card at www.irs. gov for details.) If you use a credit card, make sure you can pay off the balance within a few months; otherwise the accrued interest might exceed the penalty. Other payment options include: If you can pay the full amount within 120 days, you may qualify for a Short-Term Extension. If granted, youll still owe interest on your debt, but will avoid the application fee for an installment agreement. If you need longer than 120 days, an Installment Agreement lets you pay off your bill in monthly installments. To apply for either, fill out an Online Payment Agreement Application at www.irs.gov or call an IRS representative at 800-829-1040. Under certain dire financial-hardship circumstances, the IRS will allow some taxpayers with annual incomes of up to $100,000 to negotiate a reduction in the amount owed through an Offer in Compromise. For stepby-step instructions, read the IRS Form 656 Booklet. If youre unable to make payments on your installment agreement or offer in compromise, call the IRS immediately for alternative payment options, which could include reducing the monthly payment to reflect your current financial condition. Also read the IRSs guide, The What Ifs for Struggling Taxpayers, which contains helpful information on the tax impacts of different scenarios such as job loss, debt forgiveness or tapping a retirement fund. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 17, 2013, go to www. practicalmoneyskills. com/summit2013. Tax deadlines are real JASON ALDERMAN The SBDC & VBOC says thank you Dear Editor: The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC), a specialized program for veterans under the Florida SBDC, sponsored by Gulf Coast State College and nancially supported by the Small Business Administration (SBA) wish to thank The Star newspaper and Wes Locher for the ne article on Thursday, March 7. You can sign up for our no-charge consulting services at www.north oridabiz.com for the SBDC and www.vboc.org for the VBOC. Quen Lamb, Certi ed Business Analyst, responsible for Gulf County can be reached at 800-542-7232 or 850-774-0288 or email QLVBOC@gmail.com. QUEN LAMB CERTIFIED BUSINESS ANALYST By Dr. Elbert W. (Joe) Friday Jr. Severe winter weather has been sweeping the country. New England was recently buried under one of the worst blizzards in recorded history and crippling snow storms shut down large portions of the Midwest. Fortunately, of cials and businesses in those regions knew the storms were coming and were able to prepare. States of Emergency were declared. Flights were rerouted or cancelled. Response teams were organized. Such pre-storm precautions limit economic damage and save lives -vital outcomes that wouldnt be possible without the cutting-edge satellites orbiting Earth that allow meteorologists to accurately forecast where and when storms will hit. And yet, we may be without the crucial weather data this technology provides in just a few years. Our leaders must get the next series of weather satellites into space -and soon. If they dont, our ability to forecast and prepare for potentially catastrophic storms will diminish, thereby risking critical infrastructure and human lives. Meteorologists can predict complicated and massive weather patterns with such precision thanks to an advanced system of weather satellites. Polar-orbiting satellites cover the entire planet twice daily, gathering enormous amounts of moisture, temperature, and image data to track the weather as it takes shape. Beginning with the launch of Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite in 2011, our nation signi cantly upgraded its weather monitoring capabilities. The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program, currently in development, continues the advancements proven on S-NPP. But due to recent budget constraints, theres the dangerous potential for a multi-year gap in coverage between S-NPP and its successor JPSS-1, or in the case of a launch failure, its backup JPSS-2. We must develop JPSS-2 now. Any break in information would impair the quality and precision of our weather data, with catastrophic consequences. And not only for severe storm forecasting. Polarorbiting satellites provide drought forecasts valued at $8 billion a year to the farming, transportation, tourism, and energy sectors. Just by forecasting volcanic ash, they save the airline industry some $200 million annually. But to truly see the power of these satellites, consider the major U.S. weather event of last year -Superstorm Sandy. In October, the storm hit the East Coast with a wall of water and winds of up to 90 miles per hour. Sandy claimed 125 American lives and resulted in over $100 billion in damages. Polar-orbiting satellites provided 84 percent of the data in the National Weather Service computer forecast models that tracked Sandy. Almost a week before Sandy made landfall, forecasters accurately predicted when it would hit and how strong it would be. That forecast gave public of cials, businesses, and ordinary citizens substantial time to prepare. New Jersey declared a state of emergency. Millions of families boarded their windows, stocked up on basic supplies, and evacuated to safer areas. Without polar-orbiting satellite data, Sandy forecasts would have been off -way off. Europeans recently re-ran their Sandy forecast model without the data collected by polarorbiting satellites. The resulting prediction of the storms pathway was hundreds of miles off -and didnt show it hitting land at all. Without the information furnished by polar-orbiting satellites, the next Sandy could catch us off guard -and further devastate both people and property. To maximize weather security, a robust satellite program is critical. Federal of cials must adequately fund JPSS-1, expedite the development of its backup and ensure timely introduction into service. Dr. Elbert Friday, Jr., former Director of the National Weather Service, is a fellow and past President of the American Meteorological Society. Weather satellites are critical piece of infrastructure Letter to the EDITOR THE APALACHICOLA TIMES FIND US ON FACEBOOK

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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. 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. 21 66 54 20 % Fri, Mar. 22 71 61 40 % Sat, Mar. 23 72 55 40 % Sun, Mar. 24 66 50 30 % Mon, Mar. 25 66 47 10 % T ues, Mar. 26 65 49 0 % Wed, Mar. 27 66 50 0 % 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 28 Th 1053am 1.1 730pm -0.1 29 Fr 1125am 1.3 850pm -0.2 30 Sa 1209pm 1.4 1019pm -0.2 31 Su 102pm 1.6 1151pm -0.3 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW 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 27 We 332am 2.2 300pm 2.2 841am 0.8 905pm 0.0 28 Th 426am 2.2 322pm 2.4 909am 1.1 945pm -0.2 29 Fr 523am 2.2 349pm 2.6 938am 1.3 1029pm -0.3 30 Sa 624am 2.1 422pm 2.6 1008am 1.4 1121pm -0.3 31 Su 733am 2.1 500pm 2.6 1042am 1.6 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW The most popular color on our boats is white, but there are dozens of shades of white. Gelcoat manufacturers offer a small packaged kit that includes a basic white along with a variety of tint colors, red, green and yellow. Adding tint adjusts the shades and tones of the white. Adding tint is a very delicate process, adding small, pinhead, red tint will warm up the white. There are also gelcoat kits, already mixed to match, available through the boat dealer or Spectrum Colors (800-7545516) or Mini-Craft (800282-8244). When adding the provided catalyst, MEK, be careful to follow the directions on the package. When the stress crack has developed and appears to be getting larger, use a small drill bit and carefully drill a mark/hole into the top layer, gelcoat only. Do not penetrate the berglass. This will help keep the crack from growing. With a sharp object, like an old-time church key, can/bottle opener or the edge of a screwdriver, deepen and widen the stress crack. This will allow gelcoat to bond the two edges. IF you have many stress cracks, prepare them all for ll. I apply masking tape along the edges of the cracks. Find a small, 1-2 inch wide rigid plastic, like a credit card, clean each crack thoroughly with acetone, ngernail polish remover or alcohol. Catalyze your gelcoat and spread, pushing gelcoat into crack and over ll, allowing us to later sand into a smooth repair. Drying times vary depending on heat and humidity; be patient. Once the gelcoat has thoroughly hardened, use 120 grit sandpaper, wrapped around a small block (1 by 3 inches) and begin sanding until the masking tape will peel away from the crack. At this point change sanding paper to 400 grit wet/dry, using a spray bottle with water to moisten the repair area and gently sand until perfectly smooth. Use your ngertips as well as your eyes to get it right. Change sandpaper again to a 1,000 or 1,200 grit paper, wet sand to remove tiny scratches left by the 400 grit. Using rubbing compound, or aqua buff 1,000, aggressively buff the area or hand polish/buff until luster is consistent with surrounding area. Note: if stress cracks are apparently developing from beneath the rub-rail, or around the bow rail stanchions, wait for next weeks story. Correction The phone number provided last week for St. Vincent Island turtle adoptions was incorrect. The correct phone number to call is 229-6735. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission often focuses on big, marquee water bodies, such as the Kissimee Chain of Lakes or Lake Okeechobee, but also works on smaller water bodies with great shing potential. Many smaller lakes have sheries that compare favorably with big lakes when it comes to catch rates and quality-size sh. Check out recent results on TrophyCatchFlorida. com for proof. Small lakes accommodate smaller boats and are less crowded, appealing to many anglers. Here are ve relatively small, public lakes from around the state that are worth exploring with rod and reel. Merritts Mill Pond, Jackson County, is east of Marianna and U.S. 90 and covers 202 acres. Merritts Mill Pond is springlled with crystal clear water and lots of submerged plants. The pond is known for Floridas staterecord (4.86 pounds) redear sun sh, which was caught in 1986. It still produces quality redear, plus bluegill and spotted sun sh. The water clarity that makes Merritts Mill Pond a scenic gem makes sh shy, which can present challenges to anglers and biologists. Despite the challenge, biologists routinely collect quality bass, and recent sampling indicates an increasing average weight of bass. With three access points and lots of protection from wind, Merritts Mill Pond is a small-craft-friendly lake, and paddlers may have an advantage in catching more and bigger sh. Lake Gibson, in Polk County, is north of Interstate 4 and Lakeland and comprises 480 acres. Gibson has a productive bass shery, and recent monitoring suggests the bass shery excels in number and size of bass. FWCs current angler survey shows anglers are reporting an average catch of one bass per hour, which is more than double the statewide average. Electro shing surveys on Lake Gibson have collected bass that ranged from a few inches (a sign of successful spawning) up to 9 pounds. Several bass more than 8 pounds were tagged last year as part of an FWC study evaluating catch of trophy largemouth bass. A tagged bass (9.5 pounds) was recently caught and released by a local angler. Lake Gibson is home to quality sun sh and cat sh populations, offering multispecies shing opportunities. The lake has a public boat ramp off Socrum Loop Road and Lake Gibson Drive. Alligator Lake, in Columbia County, is east of U.S. 441 in Lake City and is between 300 and 800 acres depending on water levels. As with many north Florida lakes, it has been plagued by low water during the last decade. However, Tropical Storm Debby re lled it last June. The FWC was quick to take advantage of the lakes restored water levels by stocking redear sunsh and bluegill in September 2012, and a stocking of largemouth bass is planned for spring 2013. Despite recent droughts, a handful of deep areas held water. These refuges sustained enough sh to renew the shery, and sh should grow rapidly due to newly available habitat and resulting forage. In August 2012, Bernard Donnell Jr. caught a near state-record, 17-pound, 1-ounce trophy bass from Alligator Lake. If rainfall keeps Alligator Lake full, look for this shery to re-establish itself as a winner. Lake Baldwin is an Orange County lake just north of State Road 50 near Orlando Executive Airport and is about 225 acres. Orange County is peppered with scores of lakes, some more deserving of your attention than others. Lake Baldwin is one you should try. There, bass anglers have been experiencing some of the highest catch rates in the area. Bass average 2 pounds or less; however, high catch rates are great for developing a shing interest in younger anglers. FWC staff planted eelgrass recently, and the city built two shing piers. Although there is bank shing in Baldwin Park, the best shing is by boat. A public boat ramp is on the south shore. Boaters with motors greater than 10 horsepower have a no wake restriction. Lake Osborne is in Palm Beach County just west of Interstate 95 and Lake Worth and covers 356 acres. Amid canals and the urban backdrop of south Florida, Lake Osborne provides exceptional freshwater shing opportunities. Anglers enjoy catching largemouth bass, sunshine bass, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunsh, cat sh and Mayan cichlids in this park-like atmosphere. Sunshine bass are hybrids (produced and stocked by FWC hatcheries) of striped bass and white bass and handle warm waters better than their parents. Look for them in open-water portions of the lake or deep, constricted areas such as the 6th Avenue pass. A large stocking of hybrids last year should have the shery primed this spring. SMALL LAKES BIG INCENTIVES BIG INCENTIVES BIG INCENTIVES FWC The current state record (4.86 pounds) redear sunfish was caught by Joey Floyd on Merritts Mill Pond in 1986. and spotted sun sh. The water clarity that makes Merritts Mill Pond a scenic gem makes sh shy, which can present challenges to anglers and biologists. Despite the challenge, biologists routinely collect quality bass, and recent sampling indicates an increasing average weight of bass. With three access points and lots of protection from wind, Merritts Mill Pond is a small-craft-friendly lake, and paddlers may have an advantage in catching more and bigger sh. Lake Gibson, in Polk County, is north of Interstate 4 and Lakeland and comprises 480 acres. Gibson has a productive bass shery, and recent monitoring suggests the bass shery excels in number and size of bass. FWCs current angler survey shows anglers are reporting an average catch of one bass per hour, which is more than double the statewide average. Electro shing surCounty just west of Interstate 95 and Lake Worth and covers 356 acres. Amid canals and the urban backdrop of south Florida, Lake Osborne provides exceptional freshwater shing opportunities. Anglers enjoy catching largemouth bass, sunshine bass, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunsh, cat sh and Mayan cichlids in this park-like atmosphere. Sunshine bass are hybrids (produced and stocked by FWC hatcheries) of striped bass and white bass and handle warm waters better than their parents. Look for them in open-water portions of the lake or deep, constricted areas such as the 6th Avenue pass. A large stocking of hybrids last year should have the shery primed this spring. sunfish was caught by Joey Floyd on Merritts Archaeology Month Events SHIPSHAPE By Richard Hance Gelcoat repairs, minor stress cracks Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, March 21, 2013 OUTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater: Inshore: Red fish are still holding in schools under the George Tapper bridge this week. Last week we saw a huge number of fish caught here including trout and flounder. Spanish mackerel are being sighted and a few being caught, but no word yet on how strong this fishery will be this spring. Pompano and whiting are thick on the beaches from St. Andrews to Indian Pass right now. Lakes and creeks in our area should be back to normal levels this week. Spring time fishing will increase with the good, mild weather on the way for us. As we enter the first week of spring, good reports are coming from Howard and Depot Creeks this week.

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$4 ,50 0, 000 $50 0, 000 $1,50 0, 000 $2,50 0, 000 $3 ,50 0, 000 $4 ,50 0, 000 $0 $1, 000 000 $2, 000 000 $3 00 0, 000 $4 00 0, 000 $5 00 0, 000 GO AL e new College of Applied Studies at FSU Panama City was approved by the FSU Board of Trustees in June 2010 and allows the campus to more easily respond to workforce needs in our area. We invite you to support e Campaign for Our Communitys University by helping us build an endowment for tomorrows jobs. Our goal is to establish a $5 million endowment for the College of Applied Studies by 2017, which will allow FSU Panama City to establish student scholarships, implement new degree programs and provide new equipment and technology. To learn how you can support our communitys university, contact Mary Beth Lovingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblovingood@pc.fsu.edu. THE CAMPAIGN FOR OUR COMMUNITYS UNIVERSITY Endowment for Tomorrows Jobs PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com Thursday, March 21, 2013 A Page 7 Section By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The next few weeks could be a tipping point for the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team. Sporting a record of 5-7 overall and 2-2 in District 2-1A play, the Tiger Sharks play three district games this week, follow with four more games the following week and three the week after that as the schedule heats up. The Tiger Sharks hosted Bozeman on Tuesday, host Liberty County at 5 p.m. (JV) and 7 p.m. ET tonight and host South Walton at 6 p.m. (varsity only) on Friday. This is a big week for us, said Coach Chuck Gannon. We still have a ways to go, but we cant afford to back up too many more games. We have to get in there this week and see how we can do against these other district teams. The teams other than Blountstown, that is, which is undefeated on the season and handed Port St. Joe two lopsided losses in the week prior to the Spring Break. In the week before Spring Break, the Tiger Sharks also fell 6-2 to Altha in a game that was rained out with the teams tied 2-2 on Monday and was continued two days later. Bryce Godwin was the losing pitcher and the Tiger Sharks managed just two hits and made several costly errors, Gannon said. During the break, the Tiger Sharks entertained teams from Mississippi. Last Tuesday, Port St. Joe fell 3-0 to Ingomar, MS. Austin Clayton was the losing pitcher but the Tiger Sharks faced Ingomars No. 1 pitcher and could not put together hits. Austin pitched well enough to keep us in the ball game, Gannon said, noting the score was 1-0 in the late innings. We could not get enough timely hits to produce runs. On Thursday, the Tiger Sharks got back in the groove during a doubleheader with Myrtle, MS. The Tiger Sharks won both ends of the twin bill by 11-3 scores behind the starting pitching of Chase Wilder, the winner in the rst game, and Cole Cryderman who won the second. Those victories helped pick our spirits up, Gannon said. We had lost a little con dence, I think. We did start to hit the ball a little bit better and our defense is picking up. We played good defense against Ingomar. We hit the ball better and it was good for the kids to go out there and get the bats on the ball. Wilder struck out four and allowed two hits and Cryderman struck out three and allowed just one hit. Tyler Worley was 5 for 6 on the day to lead the Tiger Sharks offense; Godwin was 4 for 8. Cryderman and Ricky Pennington were 2 for 4 in the opener and Tucker Smith was 2 for 4 and Jarkeice Davis 2 for 3 in the nightcap. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team came away with a split last Saturday as the Lady Tiger Sharks hosted four teams during their annual Spring Classic. Sneads, Bay High and Madison County joined Port St. Joe on the diamond. Bay High downed Port St. Joe 7-3 in the opening game. Stephanie Brinkmeier pitched three innings and allowed ve hits and three runs while walking none and striking out two. MaKayla Ramsey entered in the fourth and allowed 10 hits and four runs while fanning ve and walking none. Brinkmeier had a double, single and drove in one run. Shannon Pridgeon also doubled and Haley Wood, HalLeigh Keels and Kelsey Miles each had a hit. Port St. Joe faced Madison County later in the day and won 8-1. Ramsey went the distance on the mound, giving up three hits, one run and striking out three while walking none. Miles had two hits, Brittney King a double and two RBIs, Keels a double and two RBIs to lead the Lady Tiger Sharks. Ramsey, Wood, Pridgeon and Christian Laine each had a hit and Wood drove in one run. Port St. Joe is at Blountstown tonight and Franklin County on Friday. Star Staff Report Several Gulf County residents participated in the Chili Pepper Run on St. George Island on March 2. As one of those residents noted, it was a blustery day. Grant Terry, Larry Wagner, Michelle Perrin, Zach Childs, Bo Spring, Steve Newman and Steve Wich participated. Spring was rst in the age 35-39 division with a time of 24 minutes. Wagner won the 55-59 age group in a time of 25 minutes, 48 seconds. Perrin nished third in the 25-29 age group and Newman was rst in the 45-49 age group with a time of 25 minutes, eight seconds. Wich clocked in at 24 minutes, 4 seconds. Star Staff Report The annual Port St. Joe Dixie Youth Baseball Leagues Day of Baseball will be held this Saturday beginning at 8:45 a.m. ET. This is an all-day fun event and the entire community is invited to attend. Ten baseball games will be played in one day on the elds between Eighth and Tenth Streets. Opening ceremonies start at 8:45 a.m. and the rst pitches are scheduled for 9 a.m. The concession stand will be open all day so folks can stay through lunch. This year the league has about 150 kids registered on 13 different teams ranging from age 6 up to age 12. Mary Lou Cumbie will sing the national anthem and Dr. Geoffrey Lentz will open with prayer from the FUMC. On the same day, the Boy Scouts will take advantage of the already assembled crowd and will conduct a food drive. So please hit the pantry before you come to the elds and collect any non-perishable goods you may have. The food can be dropped off at the concession stand or any other marked location in the park. Cheerleading tryouts in Port St Joe Star Staff Report Cheerleading tryouts for Port St. Joe schools will be March 25-29. You must contact either Kristal Smallwood at 227-8251, ksmallwood@gulf.k12. .us or Anna McFarland at 227-1221, amcfarland@gulf. k12. .us before March 25 to receive proper paperwork. Star Staff Report On behalf of the Dr. David Langston Youth Basketball League, coordinators Michael Harris and Johanna White extend their gratitude and appreciation to all those who donated towards the success of the program. The program was supported by 45 participants ages 7-13 who demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and excitement for the program. The hope is that this will be an ongoing program to bene t the youth of the community. Ann and Mitch Leonard, Jennifer Hiddleson, Greg Lay eld, Jim Belin, Temple Watson, Jack Kerigan, Billy Dixson, Sr., Ashley Robinson, Tim Croft and The Star, Vivian Patten, John Crosby, Charles Givens, Jay Rish and Gulf Coast Real Estate, Andy Smith, Raf eld Fisheries, Jim Anderson, Ralph Rish, Tommy Knox, Tim DePuy, Tim Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Phil McCroan, Steve Brants Roo ng, Bill Dodson, Jeremy Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Tschudi, Mary Jo Walsh, Herbert Beard, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dickey, Barbara Baxter, Sue Kennington; Tonya Knox, Wyvonne Pickett, Tenecia Monette, Mike Harrison, Barry Sellers, Rev. Lawrence Gantt, Christa Mathews, Myrtle Fox, Heather Fox, Rev. Robert Lowery, Elder Chester Davis, Robert Thomas, Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals, Lawrence Dorn, Shirley Thompson, John Hanlon, Charles Gathers, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Quinn, Jr., Comforter Funeral Home. Critical weeks ahead for Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks baseball COURTESY OF PHIL COALE AT THECOUNTYRECORD.NET Austin Clayton pitched well but suffered the loss last week against a Mississippi high school. Jarkeice Davis dives but cannot come up with the catch in a loss against Blountstown. Langston Youth Basketball League ends season Spring and Wagner were both age group winners. County residents compete in Chili Pepper Run SPECIAL TO THE STAR Grant Terry, Larry Wagner, Michelle Perrin, Zach Childs, Bo Spring, Steve Newman and Steve Wich participated in the Chili Pepper Run. Port St. Joe splits in Spring Classic Day of Baseball this Saturday

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Local A8 | The Star Thursday, March 21, 2013 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 Pet Wellness Program Dr. Hobson Fulmer | Dr. John Duncan 187 Highway 98 Eastpoint, FL Open Monday Friday 8-6 PM We are a full service Veterinary Clinic offering small animal medicine and surgery: Laser Surgery Low cost spay and neuter Monthly heartworm injections (no need for pills) Dentistry with digital x rays Ophthalmology (including glaucoma screening) Dermatology including allergy testing Nutritional counseling and diets Sonograms for internal organ evaluation and cancer screening Complete laboratory facilities Boarding After hours emergency care Highly trained, compassionate, professional sta FREE VACCINATIONS WITH EACH WELLNESS EXAM CALL 8506708306 FOR A N A PPOINTMENT APALA CH I C OLA B A Y ANIMAL C LINI C YOUR OT H ER FAMIL Y DO C TOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION NOTICE The City of Port St. Joe Planning and Development Review Board will hold a Meeting to discuss a Request for a special Exception on 4/9/13, 4:00 EST, at City Hall at 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL for James & Glenda Kennedy, located at 1904 Juniper Avenue, Parcel #05576-000R. The reason for the request is Per Section 2.13(5)(g)(h) of the Land Development Regulations. The proposed plans can be reviewed at the Building Department located at 1002 10th St. and can be reached for questions at (850)229-1093. All persons are invited to attend this meeting. Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Planning and Development Review Board with respect to any matter considered at said meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The Planning and Review Board of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a verbatim record of this meeting. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing special accommodations to participate in these proceedings should contact Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, (850)229-8261. and port director Tommy Pitts recently had a posi tive meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Mobile, Ala. Gonzalez also said his company had been in touch with state ofcials to begin moving the ball ahead on dredging of the deepwater shipping channel. The ship channel is au thorized for dredging up to 35 feet, but dredging has not taken place in more than two decades. And while the collabora tion between port and St. Joe has provided a larger port footprint to market and a Florida Department of Transportation grant will fund improvements to the Genesee Wyoming rail line connecting the port to points north, creating a deeper shipping channel is essential to developing the port. We all understand and agree that dredging is a big part of moving forward, Gonzalez said. Dredging, Gonzalez added, was the most com plex aspect of growing the port and had the longest lead time from applying to the Corps and having the work performed. He also said dredging will be the most expensive aspect of developing the port. Toward that end, he said, it was important that all stakeholders in the Port of Port St. Joe be on the same page in lobbying for dredging. We need to have a consistent message that dredging is a priority, Pitts said. The complexity is in un derstanding what will be needed to open the ship ping channel to accommo date the large ships that are a target for efforts by the Bank of Montreal, en gaged by The St. Joe Com pany to market the port. Pitts said the equation must take in the nature of the materials dredged, where those dredged ma terials could be placed and how much material needs to be moved. Pitts said the turning basin the to shipping chan nel, for example, by its na ture might not need to be dredged to 35 feet. The meeting with the Corps was very positive, Gonzalez said. I thought their perception was one to assist. Pitts added, I thought they were surprised by the progress we have made. The dialogue will be on going with the Corps and state ofcials. Another major road block to port development is the pending legal action by Capital City Bank to foreclose on a mortgage for port land on which the port has constructed a barge bulkhead. The parcel, adjacent to the old Arizona Chemi cal site now owned by the port and sitting along the Intracoastal Waterway, is in port possession with a mortgage worth more than $4 million. The positive last week was that Capital City Bank asked for and was grant ed a continuance from a March district court trial. That continuance pushes the court date back to May. Capital City Bank is seeking a summary judg ment in its favor, but the Port Authority has also argued for a summary judgment on the basis that mortgaging public proper ty without a voter referen dum was beyond the scope of the Port Authoritys powers. They asked for the con tinuance to look at several issues, and we certainly had no problem with that, Port Authority attorney Tom Gibson said. The hope is that time will be on the ports side, with a chance to secure business and revenue in a bid to stave off any legal action that would move the Port Authority off the barge bulkhead land. The Port Authority has submitted two pre-pro posals to the county RE STORE Act committee, both for $5 million. The rst priority would be an application to secure funding to satisfy the Capi tal City Bank mortgage. In the alternative, the Port Au thority is asking for $5 mil lion to assist on dredging. The port master plan update critical to apply for state or federal grant funding is back on the front burner, with Pitts having received essential market analyses from the Bank of Montreal. We will be able to get back on schedule, Pitts said. The Port Authority and new Gulf County Economic Development Alliance Inc. also have continued to work together on a variety of fronts, said Barry Sell ers, director of the newlyformed EDA. I think because of what we are doing and (the port is) doing, we are joined at the hip, Sellers said. I think it is important that we work closely together. Sellers said 75 percent of inquiries to the EDA, formerly the Gulf County Economic Development Alliance, revolve around the port. That is something that needs to be as symbiotic as possible, said Port Author ity member Patrick Jones. Sellers said the EDA is working on three projects that could involve the port, adding that one of those projects seems to be on a fast track. This is a project I feel good about, Sellers said. We continue to expand our web and try to catch as much as we can in our net. We are all working together trying to bring jobs here. One of the goals is to put the name in front of as many people as possible. PORT from page A1 AUBURN from page A1 There are some great hearts here, said Lizzie Handlin, who spent her sec ond spring break in Port St. Joe as part of outreach trip. Its the people that keep us coming back. The students see what their deeds sow. I love the positive im pact it has on the commu nity, said Connor Bradley, who celebrated his fourth year in Gulf County. His crew was stationed at the Church of God in Christ in North Port St. Joe, where they performed repairs and painted exterior walls. Bradley noted that lo cal residents look forward to their annual visits not only because of the assis tance the group offers but because theyve built real relationships within the community. Diana Burkett, execu tive director of the CCDF, was thrilled with the response this year and praised the work of the vis iting students. Ive never met a student who isnt polite and pleas ant. Theyve really touched lives, Burkett said. Why would students want to give up a stereotypical spring break to focus on oth ers instead of themselves? It seems the answer is relatively simple. I get more joy out of helping others than just spending a week hanging out, Bradley said. Ive been fortunate in my life; this is my way of giv ing back, Handlin said. Ive been fortunate in my life; this is my way of giving back. Lizzie Handlin Auburn University student

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Star Staff Report The annual Junior Service League of Port St. Joe Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 30. 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 benefit 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 benefit of children with needs in the community. For more information on the Egg Hunt, contact Nicki Skiles at 227-5005 or email nickiskiles@yahoo. com. Or contact The Junior Service League at P. O. Box 114, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 or jslpsj@gmail.com. COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, March 21, 2013 B Page 1 Section Centennial TRIVIA When did the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) anchor in St Josephs Bay for guests to go aboard for a visit? Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B9 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Be who you are. Youll go far in life. Those smart words came from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School senior Carley Clements, who was the recipient of the Student of the Year award. She wasnt just the winner from Gulf County, but the entire state of Florida. Clements received her award during the Florida Association of Student Councils conference held earlier this month in West Palm Beach. Clements and the rest of the Student Government Council from PSJHS, which includes Nicolette Haddock, Caitlin Godwin and Morgan Butts, attended the annual event to participate in workshops and further develop their leadership skills. At the close of the FASC conference Clements received the award in front of 600 other students. I was crying, Clements said. I was so shocked that it was me. The winner attributes her win to a positive attitude, outgoing personality, and strong leadership qualities. She also participates in numerous extracurricular activities including Key Club, Math Club and Teen Court. Shes worked with the TV production team for four years and does community service whenever her busy schedule permits. Carley is amazing, said Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School math teacher and SGA advisor, Joni White who nominated Clements for the award. I cant wait to see the places she is going to go and the things she is going to accomplish. White submitted an application and collected letters of recommendation from the schools principal and SGA members in addition to the one she wrote herself. The selection of Student of the Year ultimately rested on the shoulders of the FASC executive board which consists of both students and adults. After graduation Clements plans to complete her general education courses at Gulf Coast State College and then pursue her degree in radio and TV broadcasting. As surprised as Clements might have been to receive the award, her peers didnt seem so shocked. Her friends in the SGA were proud of her accomplishments. I look up to Carley, Butts said. Shes the reason why I want to keep doing this. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com A at screen TV, lights that turn on when the room is entered, and a highpowered sound system. It might sound like the dream living room, but its actually the new Dolphin Caf at Port St. Joe Elementary School. The $1 million renovation built with funds from the states Public Education Capital Outlay budget was completed last week and opened to students for the rst time on Monday. As Principal Sue Gannon cut the ribbon across the serving line door, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton thanked school board members Linda Wood and George Cox and Reggie Kemp from Ajax Construction, project manager, for their time and dedication to the project. During the 10-month construction period, students ate their lunches in the gymnasium creating a burden when it came to coordinating lunch time and physical education classes. Before the renovation, the By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Another year of investing in the city of Port St. Joe. The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency released its annual report this month, outlining the leverage the agency has brought to its funding and how that leverage has bene ted the community. The PSJRA operates with what is known as tax increment funding, the agency receiving a percentage of any increase in property values within the agencys district. That district has grown since the boundaries were rst drawn in 1989. Expanded to include all of the neighborhood of North Port St. Joe 20 years later, the PSJRA district now encompasses 452 acres with 731 parcels, up from 115 acres and 142 parcels when initially formed. Since 2006, the PSJRA has leveraged its TIF to attract more than JSL Easter Egg Hunt Investing in the community TIM CROFT | The Star The Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot was dedicated last year, one of a number of infrastructure improvements brought by the work of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency. PSJRA releases annual report See COMMUNITY B9 PSJ senior Clements named student of the year P hotos SPECIAL TO THE STAR An emotional Carley Clements was thrilled with her Student of the Year award. At right, the Port St. Joe High School SGA attended the Florida Association of Student Councils conference. Lunchroom serves up space Remodeled eatery ribbon-cutting at Port St. Joe elementary WES LOCHER | The Star The lucky rst students settled in and enjoyed the new lunchroom. 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Star Staff Report Gulf County Senior Citizens, located at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, invites the public to join them from 10 a.m. until noon ET on Tuesday, April 2 for Dancing to the Oldies by D.J. Frances Markham. Listen and dance to music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and current hits. Members of the Panama City 55+ Club will be present to demonstrate the cha-cha, line dances, bop and shag and much more. Open to the public, donations are needed and appreciated. Other events at the center include gospel singing, weekly blood pressure checks, exercise class, bingo, arts and crafts and educational programs. From 2 -3 p.m. ET on the fourth Tuesday of each month an Alzheimers Support group meets at the Senior Center. The Center serves a hot nutritional meal each day at noon for seniors 60 and over, donations accepted. The Center is open 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. For more information about any of these events please call Debbie at 229-8466. OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society DRAKE! Drake is a 1yr. Flame Point domestic short hair who is a sharp dresser. He is very friendly and playful and loves attention. Drake would make a great family pet because he loves kids, dogs and other cats. If you can give Drake a forever home, do not hesitate to contact us. 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 Animal Hospital of Port St. Joe 24-Hour 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 WWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM Society B2 | The Star Thursday, March 21, 2013 By Roy Lee Carter County Extension Director Its the time of year to do some spring cleaning in your landscape. That means taking care of the routine pruning of your ornamental plants. Usually you prune landscape plants to get rid of unwanted growth, to bene t the part of the plant that remains after pruning. To improve the appearance of the plant. Pruning isnt the most complicated thing in the world. But, its important to do it right. Pruning is an important part of good cultural care of your landscape. A variety of speci c situations call for pruning. If you dont do it, your landscape plants wont grow or look as good as they could. My information on pruning was provided by Emeritus Extension Urban Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert Black with IFAS of the University of Florida. The most obvious time to prune is if a plant has dead, weak, or damaged wood, or wood thats infested with insects or a disease. Transplanting is another time when pruning is needed. When transplanting, prune the foliage to balance the top of the plant with its root system. Rejuvenate older plants in your landscape by pruning away some of the older stems and branches. This will stimulate new, more vigorous growth. Prune to make a plant look like you want it to. If you want a certain shape or size, pruning is essential. Finally, prune to make a plant produce more owers or fruit. Deciding when to prune can be confusing. In Florida we can grow so many different plants that its impossible to pick one right time to prune everything. You can do light trimming anytime. But, the best time for major pruning depends on the kinds of plants you have. Most ower plants should be pruned right after they ower. Deciduous plants, such as sweet gum, Crape Myrtle, and Jacaranda which go dormant during cold weather need to be pruned in the winter. Most evergreens including plants such as Podocarpus, Ligustrum, Hollies and Wax Myrtle can be pruned anytime. But, its best to prune before growth starts in the spring. Shrubs that bloom in the summer and fall such as hibiscus, roses and oleanders also should be pruned before the rst ush of growth in the spring. There is one very important exception to these recommendations. That is pruning to remove cold-damaged limbs and branches. For this, wait until after new growth starts in the spring. If you do heavy pruning now. You might lose more of the plant than you have to. By waiting until new growth begins, you can tell how much of the plant will recover. Even the small branches which obviously have been killed should be left on the plant until spring. They can help protect the plant against further cold damage. Use hand shears and loppers, not hedge clippers for pruning smaller branches. Shears will crush and mangle larger branches, instead of cutting them away. You will need to use a pruning saw for these. Undercut large branches, so they dont tear away long sections of bark when they fall. Make sure all cuts are smooth and ush with the reaming branch of trunk. Jagged edges invite insect and disease problems. For more information on pruning shrubs, call the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit http://gulf.ifas.u .edu. 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 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 quali ed veterans with information regarding the Post. Interested veterans also can go to www.legion.org. For God and Country. Star Staff Report A group of women offering friendship and understanding to moms who have lost children, this support group has been set up to let those moms know they do not walk alone. The death of a child is probably the most traumatic, life-changing event anyone could ever go through so Moms Circle of Hope gets together to offer support to each other. The meetings are at 6 p.m. ET on the rst Monday of each month (unless the meeting date falls on a holiday) at the No Name Caf on Reid Avenue in downtown Port St. Joe. Facebook MomsCircleofHope or email momscircleofhope@hotmail.com. Pruning shrubs must be done correctly ROY LEE CARTER County extension director American Legion Post 116 regular meeting American Legion bene t sh fry/ chicken barbecue Moms Circle of Hope Events at the Gulf County Senior Citizens THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK Star Staff Report Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School was ranked eighth among state high schools in the amount of money raised during the Dig Pink event that closed the regular season for volleyball in 2012. The Lady Tiger Sharks raised $1,200, which tied for eighth-most among all Florida high schools, regardless of class. The Dig Pink events, during which spectators, players and coaches are encouraged to wear pink, bene ts the Side Out Foundation, a non-pro t organization that raises money for breast cancer research through the sport of volleyball. When student athletes share their limited free time with others in order to make a difference in the lives of those around them, it is not only impressive, it is inspiring, and we wanted to share this accomplishment with you, said the Florida High School Athletics Association in a press release. In all, Florida high schools raised more than $29,000, good for No. 9 among all states. Nationwide, last falls Dig Pink event raised more than $1.1 million for breast cancer research. Top Florida fundraising teams in 2012 include: Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart $8,626.53; St. Lukes Lutheran School $5,469.78; Titusville High School $2,702.05; Fort Myers High School $2,303; Lely High School $2,100; Jupiter Christian School $1,893; Astronaut High School $1,836.21; Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School $1,200; Barron Collier High School $1,200; Northview High School $1,155.84; Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind $1,100.75; Oak Hall School $1,060; Ponte Vedra High School $1,023. Special to The Star PANAMA CITY Life Management Center employees Emilee Jones, FACT Peer Specialist, and Tricia Pearce, Community Relations Specialist, recently received certi cation as Mental Health First Aid instructors. Jones and Pearce are the only certied Mental Health First Aid instructors between Tallahassee and Pensacola. Certi cation requires completion of a 40-hour course and successful completion of a nal exam and presentation. With this certi cation they will be able to offer the 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course in the community. This course teaches participants a vestep action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual, the certi cation program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. Thorough evaluations in randomized controlled trials and a quantitative study have proved the CPR-like program effective in improving trainees knowledge of mental disorders, reducing stigma and increasing the amount of help provided to others. Mental Health First Aid is auspiced at the ORYGEN Research Centre at the University of Melbourne in Australia under the direction of MHFA founders Betty Kitchener and Tony Jorm. To date, it has been replicated in six other countries worldwide, including Hong Kong, Scotland, England, Canada, Finland, and Singapore. Life Management Center will begin offering the training this spring. For more information about Mental Health First Aid, please contact Life Management Center at (850) 522-4485, ext. 1107. PSJHS raises dollars for Dig Pink Employees earn instructor certi cation EMILEE JONES TRICIA PEARCE

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CONCURRENT NOTICE NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS March 21, 2013 City of Port St. Joe, Florida 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Boulevard Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 (850) 229-8261 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Port St. Joe. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about April 2, 2013 the City of Port St. Joe, Florida will submit a request to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project 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. The purpose is to replace aging iron pipe which is the major factor in poor water quality in the neighborhood. All work is to be conned to existing rights of way and is estimated to cost $650,000 including project administration costs. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Port St. Joe has determined that the project will have no signicant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on le at City Hall at located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Boulevard, Port St. Joe FL. and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M to 4:30 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the ofce of the City Manager. All comments must be received by April 1, 2013. Comments will be considered prior to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity requesting a release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Port St. Joe certies to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and HUD that Mel C. Magidson, Jr., in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satised. The States approval of the certication satises its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows City of Port St. Joe to use the CDBG funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS DEO will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Port St. Joe certication for a period of fteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certication was not executed by the Certifying Ofcer of the City of Port St. Joe; (b) the City of Port St. Joe has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or nding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written nding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures at 24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76 and shall be addressed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CDBG Program, MSC-400, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6508. Potential objectors should contact the City of Port St. Joe to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Mel C. Magidson, Jr., Mayor City of Port St. Joe Sunday, March 31 st Luncheon Buet served from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm Reservations Encouraged (850) 227-7900 602 Monument Avenue Highway 98 on St. Joe Bay Port St. Joe, Florida School News The Star| B3 Thursday, March 21, 2013 On Thursday, March 7, Faith Christian School students celebrated the birthday of Dr. Suess. As the pictures show, a great time was had by all. Star Staff Report The following Continuing Education Classes will be offered in the coming weeks at the Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast Community College. Nuts & Bolts of Photography The emphasis of this class is to have fun getting to know your camera, be it digital or lm. You will learn to use the funny symbols (icons) and controls on this wonderful tool, including the secret of tak ing photos of moving objects, using tripods, manual modes, apertures, shutter speeds, night photogra phy and special techniques to turn your snapshots into masterpieces / works of art. Instructor: Bonnie Jones, GCSC Adjunct In structor and Professional Photographer Date: Monday, March 25 Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Room: C-103 CRN: Course: XCE0063 Fee: $21 Drawing & Colored Pencil Basic drawing skills will be practiced in creat ing a composition that will be nished with colored pencil. Colored pencils can be layered and blended, soft or more dened. Come and join the fun in this colorful medium. Supplies: Bring a set of colored pencils, drawing paper, erasers and drawing pen cils. Questions? Contact: Jennifer@bonavstudio. com or 850-215-9143 Instructor: Jennifer Bonaventura, GCSC Ad junct Instructor and professional Artist Date: Thursday, March 21 & 28 Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Room: C-103 CRN: Course: XCE0065 Fee: $49 Acrylic Painting & Texture Explore ways to build and create textures with acrylic paint and mediums in this fun half day workshop. Instructor will provide some supplies; please bring a canvas or painting surface, paints, brushes, water container and $5 material fee to instructor. Contact for list & questions: Jenni fer@bonavstudio.com or 850-215-9143 Instructor: Jennifer Bonaventura, GCSC Ad junct Instructor and Professional Artist Date: Thursday, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Room: C-103 CRN: Course: XCE0066 Fee: $99 Register On-line: www.gulfcoast. edu/continuingEd For More Information: 850-872-3823 Gulf/Franklin Continuing Education Classes READ! READ! READ! S pecial to The S T AR Every student in Mrs. Baileys third-grade class at Wewahitchka Elementary School reached their Accelerated Reader goal for the third nine weeks. Accelerated Reader is a program in which students read a variety of books and take a test to earn points. Different books are worth different points. Mrs. Bailey set each students goal at the beginning of the nine weeks and the students had until the end of the nine weeks to reach it. To motivate students, Mrs. Bailey rewarded the students who reached their goal. The rewards varied and ranged from root beer/cream soda oats, extra time on the classroom Kindles, or extra time on the playground. Since all of her students have met their goal these nine weeks, Mrs. Bailey is planning something special. The students will have an Easter/AR party at the end of March. Mrs. Baileys class wants to encourage all students to Read, Read, Read! The Lions T ALE S pecial to THE S T AR

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Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. The Rev. Lou Little, Priest Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your home First Church of the Nazarene 2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith Church HOME OF T H E POWER H OUSE YOUT H M INISTRIES Pastors Andrew & Cathy R utherford W elcome you to worship with us: S unday 10:30am S unday N ight Prayer 6pm W ednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323 R eid Ave ~ Downtown Port S t. Joe, F L ~ 850-229-5433 TOUCHING LIVES WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS 6pm Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET Dr. Geoffrey Lentz Pastor First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor Sunday Sunday School ............. 9:00 am Worship Service ............ 10:30 am Youth Groups ............... 5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Wednesday Dinner.5:00 6:00 pm AWANA.6:00 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry6:15 7:30 pm Prayer/Bible Study.6:30 7:30 pm Read the Bible for Life Class6:15 7:30 pm Nursery..6:00 7:30 pm SUNDAY : WOR S HIP AT SUN S ET P ARK 8 AM (CS T ) 10:30 AM (CS T ) ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BI B LE CLA SS 9:30 AM (CS T ) M ONDAY : L IFE T REE CAF 7 PM (CS T ) TUE S DAY : MEN S BI B LE STUDY 6:30 PM (CS T ) T HUR S DAY: WOMEN S BI B LE STUDY 5 PM (CS T ) 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL (850) 648.1151 www.livingwateratthebeach.com Special to The Star The hidden world of hoarding will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, March 25. The program, titled Surrounded by Stuff: Understanding the Hidden World of Hoarding, features a short lm of a woman whose hoarding caused her such shame she wouldnt let a plumber into her home to x broken pipes. Lifetree representative Craig Cable said the program offers help for those who hoard and for those who live with hoarders. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehousetype setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@ fairpoint.net. From staff reports Annual Womens Luncheon at New Life Christian The members at New Life Christian Center Church would like to invite the public to its annual Womens Luncheon, Yes to Change, a coming together for the symbolizing of friendship, togetherness, celebration of love and faith. The luncheon will be at 11 a.m. ET on March 23. The church is at 504 Sixth St. in Port St. Joe. The guest speaker will be Pastor Scarlett Harrington of Goodness of God Church of Panama City. Come and be blessed. Lunch is free. Passion Week at Victory Temple Victory Temple Seasoned Women Department will host Passion Week 7:30 p.m. ET nightly March 25-29. Speakers are 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. Family fun day and Easter Egg Hunt First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe is hosting a community-wide family fun day from 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. Festivities will include an Easter Egg Hunt, a bouncy house, a blow-up slide, face painting, fried chicken and games. Everyone is invited to celebrate with us. For more information contact the church of ce at 227-1724. 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. PSJ First United Methodist Church to observe Holy Week services The rst United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe will observe Holy Week with Lenten Services Monday through Friday, March 25 to 29 at 12 noon. There will be a special minister each day who will bring the message in the sanctuary of the church. Monday: Pastor James Wiley of Oak Grove Church; Tuesday: The Rev. Phillip J. Fortin of St. Joseph Catholic Church; Wednesday: Dr. Geoffrey Latz of First United Methodist Church; Thursday and Friday are to be announced. Following the message each day a soup and sandwich luncheon will be served in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone in the community is welcome to come and join us in fellowship with friends as we observe this special week. FAITH Thursday, March 21, 2013 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Jesus paid the price for me and for you. What else can I say? What else can I do? Tell this to others wherever you go. Because there are those that still dont know. There are many more that just dont care. They are living for the things of this world, trying to get their share. We need to keep sharing Jesus, because this world is not all there is. Jesus is coming back one day to take all believers to His. Ive told you the truth, there is life after death. If you dont believe, get all you can here, before you take your last breath. Billy Johnson Robert L. Montgomery Sr., 74, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away March 14, 2013, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, in Bay County, Fla., surrounded by members of his loving family, after an extended illness. Mr. Montgomery was a true Southern gentleman; a faithful, loving husband to his wife, a wonderful Daddy to his children and an awesome Paw-Paw to his grandchildren. He was proud to head up such a large group of extended family and will be remembered for his big smile and warm and loving heart! He will be missed by his devoted wife, Helen Cookie Richards Montgomery; their children: three sons: Bobby Montgomery Jr. (wife, Ricci), Larry Gilley, Tim Montgomery (wife, Donna); two daughters: Terri Boardway (husband, Ed), and Stephanie Gann (husband, Tracey); sister, Ann Williams, brother, Eddie Montgomery (Sue Scott); two Brothers-In-Law: Billy Joe Richards (wife, Laura); Ward Richards (wife, Louise); grandchildren, Sarah, Josh, and Jesse Montgomery, Dustin and Dalton Gilley, Bowin Montgomery, Michael Golson (wife, Corali), Summer Golson, Amber Wagner, Michaela (Sammii) Boardway, Jesse Gann (Brittany), Mary Hagan (Chris); six Great-Grandchildren: Mariah and Bella Golson, Michael, Lacey and Emma Grace Hagan, Caleb Gann; one Aunt, Ioma K. Seay, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his many, many friends. Robert was born and raised in Port St. Joe, a home-town which was very dear to his heart. He was the rst-born son of George, (Buck) and Sarah Frances, (Fannie) Montgomery who preceded him in death. After graduating from Port St. Joe High School, Class of 1957, he was employed at the A & P Grocery Store, Glidden Company and then retired from St. Joe Paper Company after 36 years. Mr. Montgomery was President of the local Jaycees several times, a State Director of the Jaycees and JC1 Senator # 20118. He was the winner of the Outstanding Jaycee and Keyman several times, named in WHOS WHO of the United States International Jaycees and Outstanding Personalities of the South. Robert was a long time member of the Highland View Baptist Church. He was the Choir Director, Sunday School Superintendent and served as a member of the Maintenance Committee for many years, until his health prevented regular attendance. Flowers will be accepted or Donations may be made to the Highland View Baptist Church. Viewing was held and the family received friends from 2-3 p.m. EST in the Highland View Baptist Church Sanctuary on Monday, March 18. Funeral services followed at 3 p.m. EST in the church, 382 Ling Street in Port St. Joe with the Rev. Josh Fidler and the Rev. Dave Fernandez of ciating. Interment followed in the family plot at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe. Active Pallbearers were Bailey Chumney, Vergil Daniels, Ronald Ramsey, Alvin Todd, David White and Frank Williams. Honorary Pallbearers included: Chris Goodwin, Ralph Knight, Melvin Lindsey Curtis Little, Donald Ramsey, Houston Ramsey, Jim Rabon Jr., Gordon (Buck) Rhames, Harry Lee Smith, Dennis Scully and Tommy Ward. Faith BRIEFS Hidden world of hoarding explored at Lifetree Caf WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY? Obituaries Robert L. Montgomery ROBERT MONTGOMERY

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Martin Q. Buddy Gay passed from this earthly life to his Heavenly home on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Born July 30, 1932, Buddy was a lifetime resident of Wewahitchka and had a wealth of stories to share about growing up in the small town he loved, working with his father to deliver ice, exploring the rivers and lakes and learning useful and practical trades that would serve him well through the years as he worked and raised his family. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church since childhood and worked in many capacities including that of deacon and Sunday School teacher for the mens Bible Class. He served in the U.S. Navy upon the USS The Sullivans during the Korean Conict and was proud to be an American. In 1957 he started work at Glidden, later to be known as Arizona Chemical in Port St. Joe. He raised his family spending countless hours on callouts, coming home with smelly clothes that he called the smell of bread and butter. He retired in 1995 after 38 years of service. He lived a simple life with family and friends and loved his life at the farm in Honeyville gardening, tending his cows, and tinkering on numerous projects. He was a man of great wisdom and experience who loved his Lord and shared his faith and Bible knowledge with countless numbers. His legacy will be honored by the cherished memories of his life. He is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Vergie Gay; mother, Ruby Gay; father, Tobe Gay; sisters, Joy Carter and Myrna Carolyn Gay. He is survived by his children; Karen Burge (Rudy), Joy Johnson (Bobby), Mark Gay (Susan), Mitchell Gay (Rhonda) and Arvelia Williamson (Croska); grandchildren, Jamie Gibbens (Heather), Amber Fredericksen (Tim), Kristi Taunton, Gayla Williamson, Colby Lee Gay, and Cheslee Williamson; great grandchildren, Trenton Gibbens, MacKenzie Strickland and Cooper Gibbens. He is also survived by brothers, Troy Gay (Gisela) and Toby Gay (Dorothy) and sister, Mary Ellen Marshall; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins; and a special friend Vera Rozier. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. CT Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the home of Mitchell Gay 111 Canopy Rd Wewahitchka. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. CT, Thursday, March 7, 2013 at First Baptist Church Wewahitchka with interment following in Roberts Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Calvin Maddox, Travis Whitman, Fletcher Patterson, Jim Quick, Roy Lee Carter and Randy Neel, Mack Eubanks, and his former coworkers from Arizona Chemical; and members of his Sunday School class; active pallbearers were Charles Border, Woody Borders, Tony Price, Teddy Kemp, Jamie Gibbens, and Brian Hill. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed or viewed at www.southerlandfamily. com. Southerland Family Funeral Homes 100 E. 19th St. Panama City, Fla. 32405 850-785-8532 2089829 Local/Faith The Star| B5 Thursday, March 21, 2013 Mr. William Mack Rafeld, age 86 of Wewahitchka, Fla., passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Panama City, Fla. William was born on April 19, 1926, in Georgia and had lived in Gulf County for most of his life. He was a retired sherman and was an Army Veteran of World War II serving with the 2nd Armored Division (Hell on Wheels) under the command of General George S. Patton. He was a member of White City Baptist Church. Survivors include daughter Naomi Kirk and husband Chris of Wewahitchka, Fla.; ve sons, Johnny Raker and his wife Donna of Howard Creek, Fla., James Raker of White City, William Rafeld and his wife Linda of Howard Creek, Fla., Jesse Rafeld of White City, Fla., and Danny Rafeld of Georgia; nine grandchildren and ve great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. CT on Friday, March 15, 2013, at White City Baptist Church with the Rev. Nick Davis ofciating. Interment followed in Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe, Fla. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. CT on Friday, March 15, 2013 at White City Baptist Church. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, Fla. Harry Edward Bridges, age 62, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away on March 15, 2013. He was preceded in death by his mother Betty Jean Smith and stepfather Bobby Jean Smith of Port St. Joe, Fla., and his father Johnny Bridges of Marathon, Fla. Harry is survived by his sons Jeff Mullis of Wewahitchka, Gary Bridges and wife, Ashley, of Hosford, and Harry Bridges Jr. and family of Iowa; a brother Jerry Huckeba of Texas, sisters: Donna Abell of South Carolina, Joyce Phillips of Panama City, Tina Rowland and son J.J. Rowland of Panama City. Harry grew up in Port St. Joe, Fla., and in his youth he was a commercial sherman alongside family members. He later entered the Army and afterwards became a logistics specialist. He enjoyed hunting, shing, carpentry and mechanical work. A celebration of life service was at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the Hope Family Worship Center in Port St. Joe, Fla. Obituaries By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com Liberty Bell. Central Park. Windy City. All famous locations around the U.S. and menu items at the Mason Dixon food truck on Reid Avenue. This local lunchtime eatery puts the focus on gourmet sandwiches and salads, mixing the best of the north with the avors of the South. When owner Kellee Novak and husband Jeremy moved to Port St. Joe nine years ago, they hadnt yet experienced the joy of southern cuisine. Little did she know it soon would change everything. I didnt even know what a col lard green was, said Novak of her rst experience with traditional southern fare, but after a while of eating amazing southern food, I couldnt get enough of it. Born and raised in the hustle and bustle of Clinton, N.J., Novaks family is of Polish and Italian heri tage, which meant she was in the kitchen from the age of 10. She regularly found herself making dinner for the family and loved the challenge of going to the kitchen, guring out what she had to work with, and making some thing delicious. Those same principals have guided Novaks creations and make up Mason Dixons dishes which she assured, had been thoroughly tested on her husbands taste buds before going public. I love creating something that no one has had before, Novak shared. While the size of the truck limits the number of available menu op tions, Novak doesnt mind. It gives her the ability to change her menu seasonally, which she believes keeps customers from getting bored with the same old dishes. Every day is a different day, said Novak, Thats how I want my menu to feel. The names of the sandwiches are as unique as the taste, named after locations that Novak has visit ed or places where her friends live. Prior to opening Mason Dixon in October of last year, Novak had worked at Bay Medical Center and the Gulf County Tourist Develop ment Council. Going into business for herself always was an impor tant goal, especially since long commutes prevented her from spending quality time with her husband, a problem she creatively solved by setting up the food truck directly behind the Novak Law Of ces building. On the rst day of business No vak opened the serving window and red up the grill, but had done no promotion for her business. Not wanting to open with a lot of fan fare, she did it quietly and hoped word of mouth would be on her side. She wasnt disappointed. Within an hour of opening she had a line wrapped around the block. She was happy to see many of those custom ers come back on a regular basis. I think they recognize that its something different and unique that stimulates the taste buds in a new way, said Novak of her regu lar customers. Novak is proud to offer a petfriendly environment in her out door seating area. There are posts where customers canines can be tied while their owners eat and enjoy a relaxing view of the Gulf. Theres even a jar of free dog bis cuits for the four-legged friends to munch on. Now in her sixth month of op eration, Novak has two employees with plans to hire a third to assist with summer operations. She cred its her success with constantly pushing herself to improve each aspect of Mason Dixon. Im very open to customer feedback. I have to be, said Novak, Im learning every day. Mason Dixon is located at 402 Reid Ave. Spring and summer hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET. Martin Q. Buddy Gay William Mack Rafeld Harry Edward Bridges Mason Dixon serves up southern grub with a northern twist W E S LOC HER | The Star The Mason Dixon food truck on Reid Avenue.

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By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The St. Joseph Humane Society is working against unwanted pregnancies among the four-legged population. The Humane Society was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from Pet Smart Charities targeting spay and neutering of dogs in the 32456 zip code. The purpose of the grant is to make the biggest impact, said Melody Townsend, director of the Humane Society. The purpose is to make a large dent in a targeted area. Sandi Christy, president of the Humane Societys board, emphasized that the grant money will supplement the organizations existing free spay/neuter program and also noted that the targeted zip code includes Mexico Beach and a bulk of the south end of Gulf County. The grant will pay for the surgeries to spay and neuter dogs and to come up with a plan to address animal overpopulation in that zip code, Townsend said. The vets on board for the effort are Dr. Hobson Fulmer and Dr. Albert Biaz. Weve got a year to spend it and we are really focused on the areas of Oak Grove, Highland View and North Port St. Joe, Townsend said. Townsend said the grant was important because rural communities rarely have the resources to undertake such a program. Most of similar grants target more urban or heavily populated areas, but (Pet Smart Charities) were impressed with our pitch to them. As for a long-term address of spay and neuter needs, Townsend said the grant provides the ability for the humane society to get out in the community to educate people on the need to spay and neuter pets. We are hoping to go into churches, she said. We want to just educate people. Giving an unwanted or surprise litter away, Townsend said, does not address the problem as there is no telling where those dogs will end up and whether those offspring will be spayed or neutered. Passing on the problem, Townsend noted, does not address the problem. What happens to their offspring? she said. To download an application form, visit sjbhumanesociety.org or fax the SJBHS at 227-1191. Application forms also can be picked up at the shelter on 10th Street in Port St. Joe or at Bow Wow Beach downtown. For additional information call the SJBHS at 227-1103. CURRENTS ADVERTISING DEADLINE RESERVE SPACE THURSDAYS AD COPY FRIDAY 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 248808 $300,000 Cape San Blas Developer/Builder/Investor Opportunity. 20 Lots with pilings already in place. Townhome lots Ready to Build No time frame. 20 Lots for $300,000. Buy all 20 or smaller block purchase possible. Leck Shannon 850-340-0575 | 850-227-7770 www.coastalrealtyinfo.com 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 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 Law Enforcement/Local B6 | The Star Thursday, March 21, 2013 Star Staff Report A Howard Creek man was arrested last week on grand theft charges relating to the theft of equipment from his former employer. Earl Davis Parker, 38, of Howard Creek was arrested for grant theft and was conditionally released after his rst court appearance last week. Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce investigator Les Greenwood began an investigation into the theft of equipment from Hallmark Management Inc., which manages apartment complexes in Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe. Greenwood discovered that Parker had been terminated by Hallmark in February and had taken equipment valued at $597 home. Management requested he return the equipment, but Parker failed to do so and Greenwood found he had pawned the equipment last year while employed with Hallmark. RECKLESS DRIVER COMPLAINT LEADS TO METH ARREST A 9-1-1 call about a reckless driver led to the arrest of a Wewahitchka man on drug charges. John Milton Guffey, 36, of Wewahitchka was arrested last week by Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce deputies on charges of refusing to take a DUI chemical test and for possession of methamphetamine. The GCSO received a 9-1-1 call about a reckless driver running several vehicles off State 22 near Wewahitchka. As a deputy responded, a federal agent in an unmarked patrol vehicle witnessed the reckless driving incidents and initiated a traf c stop. Deputy Ken Starnes arrived on the scene along with investigators and conducted a DUI check. Guffey refused to submit to an approved chemical test and a search found him in possession of methamphetamine. Guffey was conditionally released after his rst court appearance. County man arrested on grand theft charges JOHN MILTON GUFFEY EARL DAVIS PARKER St. Joseph Humane Society pushes free spay/neuter program

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Local The Star| B7 Thursday, March 21, 2013 Star Staff Report Nine out of 10 patients at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf say they would de nitely recommend the hospital to others, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. That rating by patients regarding their overall experience was the highest among hospitals in Northwest Florida and ranks SHHG the fourth-highest hospital in the nation for patient experience. The HCAHPS survey measures hospitals nationwide on the patient experience from the nursing care to the cleanliness of the room. HCAHPS is the rst national, standardized, publicly reported survey that captures the patients perception of the care they received. This quality comparison tool is available to the public online at www. HospitalCompare.hhs.gov. At Sacred Heart, we believe hospitals should be more open about the quality of care they provide, said Roger Hall, SHHG president. Three years into our journey of providing high-quality, compassionate health care, we continually focus on ways to improve patient care and make a difference in our community. With the common goal of continually improving patient safety and quality of care, the primary objectives of HCAHPS include creating a nationally standardized survey for meaningful comparisons, increasing hospital accountability and incentives for quality improvement, and enhancing public accountability. The survey includes 27 questions that are bundled into the following 10 composite scores: Communication with doctors Communication with nurses Responsiveness of hospital staff Pain management Communication about medicines Discharge information Cleanliness of the hospital environment Quietness of the hospital environment Overall rating of the hospital Willingness to recommend the hospital to family and friends We are honored that Sacred Heart received such high ratings from our patients, Hall said. It is a privilege to serve this community, and we take patient safety and quality care to heart. Hospitals nationwide have been reporting this data since 2006 to the Hospital Quality Alliance, a national public-private collaboration of hospital groups, consumer representatives, physician and nursing organizations, and government agencies. The HQA created a public website www.HospitalCompare.hhs.gov to give consumers a closer look at these issues. 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MARCH 26, 2013 | M ARINA CIVIC CENTER DOORS OPEN @ 4:30 P M P ROGRA M BEGINS @ 6:30 P M CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR VENDORS Serenity Spa at Bay Point Paparazzi Accessories Princess House Tupperware Tarpon FREE GOODY BAGS & DOOR PRIZES! $ 10 ADVANCE PURCHASE $ 15 AT T HE DOOR 3 W A YS T O PURCH A SE Stop by the News Herald ofce, Monday Friday, 8am 5pm. Log onto newsherald.com & click the Taste of Home link. Fill out the order form below and mail it in, including a Check or Money Order and a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope. Make checks payable to the News Herald. Send order form with payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope. *Price of tickets includes sales tax. LIVE COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS! Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf named No. 4 in nation SACRED HEART HOSPITAL ON THE GULF Star Staff Report The unemployment rate in the Gulf Coast Workforce region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties) was 8.7 percent in January 2013. This rate was up 0.2 percentage point from December 2012. The January 2013 rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the regions year ago rate of 10.0 percent and 0.7 percentage point above the January 2013 state rate of 8.0 percent. Out of a labor force of 96,776, there were 8,416 unemployed Gulf Coast residents. Unemployment typically peaks in December or January for our local area due to the number of seasonal jobs. Our area is doing much better than this same time last year. In January we reported the highest number of job orders placed (275) at the Workforce Center since May 2007, the first such significant increase since the recession, said Kim Bodine, executive director for Gulf Coast Workforce Board. The January 2013 unemployment rates in the counties that comprise the Gulf Coast Workforce region were: Jan. 13 Dec. 12 Jan. 12 Bay 8.8 8.6 10.2 Franklin 6.9 6.6 8.1 Gulf 8.4 7.9 10.1 In January 2013, there were 69,000 nonagricultural jobs in the Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach metro area (Bay County), up 100 jobs over the year. The Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach metro area experienced an annual rate of job growth of 0.1 percent, while the state gained jobs at a rate of 1.8 percent. Four out of 10 industries gained jobs over the year and four industries lost jobs over the year. Education and health services (+1,800 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+400 jobs); manufacturing (+300 jobs); and financial activities (+100 jobs) gained jobs over the year. The industries losing jobs were government (-1,700 jobs); professional and business services (-600 jobs); and information and leisure and hospitality (-100 jobs each). Mining, logging, and construction, and other services remained unchanged over the year. The metro area had the fastest growth rate (+22.2 percent) in education and health services employment and the second fastest growth rate (+9.4 percent) in manufacturing employment for all metro areas in Florida. The reason for such a large jump in education and health services jobs while at the same time a loss of government jobs was because of Bay Medical Centers switch from local government to private ownership in second quarter 2012. January unemployment shows a slight increase

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Local B8 | The Star Thursday, March 21, 2013 Star Staff Report Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative recently held its annual Washington, D. C. Youth Tour Contest at the Honeyville Community Center in Wewahitchka. Each year, the Cooperative sponsors the contest for high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members of Gulf Coast Electric. Contestants are interviewed by a panel of three judges from the electric cooperative industry, and two winners are chosen to travel on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June, where they join other 11thgrade students from all over the United States to tour the nations capital. Local civic organizations and high schools play an important role in the contest, as they nominate the students who vie for the trip. This years contestants were: Hunter Bailey, representing the Wewahitchka Fire Department; Jakob Bidwell, representing the Wewahitchka Womans Club; Chelsea Cook, representing Wewahitchka High School; Savannah Finch, representing the Ebro Volunteer Fire Department; Ryan Flowers, representing the Kinard Volunteer Fire Department; Seth Goodwin, representing Wewahitchka Search and Rescue; Shawn Jenkins, representing the Overstreet Volunteer Fire Department; Megan Julian, representing Chipley High School; Abriale Kemp, representing the Wetappo Creek Volunteer Fire Department; Nicole Morrill, representing the Wewahitchka Ambulance Service; Missy Newsome, representing Blountstown High School; Carly Schwartz, representing Altha Public School; Zack Suggs, representing Deane Bozeman School; and Chandler Vines, representing the Scotts Ferry Volunteer Fire Department. This years winners are Ryan Flowers and Chandler Vines. The alternate is Seth Goodwin. In addition to the Washington, D.C., trip, Gulf Coast Electric takes all of the students nominated to compete in the contest on a two-day trip to Tallahassee. There they tour various sites in Tallahassee with other 11th-grade participants representing electric cooperatives across the state. While in Tallahassee, the students visited the Challenger Learning Center, where they observed an electromagnetic demonstration and watched an IMAX 3D movie, Space Junk. They also participated in a mock Supreme Court hearing and a mock session in the House Chambers. The students also enjoyed dining at various restaurants and a visit to Fun Station. The Youth Tour Contest is a great opportunity for us to reward local students for being outstanding leaders in their communities, said GCEC Manager of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Evans. The Washington, D. C. Youth Tour Program has been in existence since 1957 when co-ops sent students to Washington, D.C., to work during the summer. By 1964, the program was catching on, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association began to coordinate the efforts of the co-ops. Since then, thousands of young people have experienced this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit our nations capitol and learn about our government. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. Approximately 70 employees serve more than 20,000 meters and 2,500 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport. 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F ULL S ERVICE L AWN C ARE S TARTIN G AT $29 artsigman@gmail.com 850.628.0694 Gulf Coast Electric Co-op hosts Washington, D.C. youth tour contest P hotos SPECIAL TO THE STAR All of the students nominated to compete in Gulf Coast Electric Cooperatives Washington, D. C. Youth Tour contest were invited to travel to Tallahassee for a two-day tour. Pictured at the House chambers, from left, are: Zack Suggs; Savannah Finch; Missy Newsome; Jakob Bidwell; Shawn Jenkins; Nicole Morrill; Bob Ward, Clerk of the House; Chelsea Cook; Seth Goodwin; Abriale Kemp; Ryan Flowers; Chandler Vines; Hunter Bailey; Carly Schwartz; and Megan Julian. From left, Wewahitchka High School juniors who participated in the contest: Chandler Vines, Seth Goodwin, Chelsea Cook, Hunter Bailey, Abriale Kemp, Shawn Jenkins, Nicole Morrill and WHS Guidance Counselor Karen Turner. Not pictured: Jakob Bidwell.

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Local The Star| B9 Thursday, March 21, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, March 21, 2013 The Star | B9 90384S UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:12-cv-155-RS-EMT SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. IOLA HOLDINGS, LLC, WILLIAM J. RISH, RALPH P. RISH, KARA MARIE JOHNSON, OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF SUNSET VILLAGE, INC., PNC BANK, and CENTENNIAL BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on January 11, 2013, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in said decree, will on the 16th day of April, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) (Eastern Standard Time), at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: Lots 59, 65, 83 and 87, Sunset Village Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 19, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. For additional information concerning the above property contact: William J. Podolsky, III, Esquire, Phelps Dunbar LLP, 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, Florida 33602 or (813) 472-7550. All sales are subject to confirmation of the court. Method of payment is by postal money order or certified check made payable to the U.S. Marshal Service. Ten (10) percent of High/Acceptable bid in certified check or cashiers check (NO CASH) will be accepted with the balance due within 48 hours. No cash will be accepted. EDWARD M. SPOONER United States Marshal Northern District of Florida Dated: 02-27-2013 By: Glenn A. Miller U.S. Marshals Service Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 90386S UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:12-cv-00142-RS-GRJ SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. WHITE CITY PARTNERS, LLC; WILLIAM J. RISH, JR.; MICHAEL HAMMOND, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on January 11, 2013, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in said decree, will on the 16th day of April, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) (Eastern Standard Time), at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 11, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and extend a line East along the South line of said Section 11 for 49.8 feet; thence North 26 degrees 10 East, for 2,340.0 feet; thence South 63 degrees 50 East, for 1,110.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 39 West for 33.0 feet to the Point of Beginning; from this POB extend a line South 63 degrees 50 East for 400.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 39 West, for 635.8 feet; thence North 63 degrees 3140 West, for 152.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 1020 West, for 5.0 feet; thence North 63 degrees 3140 West, for 248.0 feet; thence North 26 degrees 39 East, for 638.7 feet for Point of Beginning. The above description embraces a portion of Plots F and G of Wimico Subdivision as filed in Plat Book 1, Page 31, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; together with an unsubdivided parcel of land lying adjacent thereto. 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 1932. Captain Dave Maddox recalls the visit on March 16, 17 and 18, 1932. His granddaddy, John Maddox piloted the Constitution into port and his father Fred was piloting the tug that was towing it. Considered too young to go along, 11-year old Dave had to remain on shore. Built in 1794 and one of the original three frigates of the U.S. Navy, the Constitution attracted vast numbers of visitors from surrounding cities and towns while docked at Port St Joe. Trivia ANSWER $1.125 million into the agen cys district, a return on TIF funds of almost 53 percent. In scal year 2012 alone, the TIF funding to the agen cy was $249,231 from the city of Port St. Joe and the Board of County Commissioners; the agency received some $215,000 in grant awards. That has meant $959,940 invested into businesses through the Faade Improve ment Grant program, plan ning and visioning efforts, expansion of the PSJRA boundaries, landscape and shading downtown and ban ners and branding. The agency also has in vested approximately $1.45 million in infrastructure, from Billy Joe Rish Memo rial Parking Lot, David B. Langston Drive, Jetty Park, lighting and landscaping along U.S. 98 and Reid Av enue, Miss Zolas Drive and the Dr. Joe Memorial Park ing Lot and Park, among other initiatives. In the coming year alone, the PSJRA will undertake a new banner series using a BP grant; will fund new sidewalks and stormwater improvements along Mar tin Luther King Jr. Blvd. between Avenues A-D, will employ a series of grants to create a new BayPark Mas ter Plan, and complete the landscaping of U.S. 98. We are so happy to serve our community, PSJRA director Gail Alsobrook said. We intend to continue to work diligently for the citizens and the business community. The board of directors for the previous year was Patrick Jones, Willie Ramsey, Bill Reid, Jeff Anderson, Aaron Farnsley, Linda Gant, Boyd Pickett, Bo Spring and Ma rie Todd. Provisional direc tors were Clarence Monette, Johnny Jenkins and Michael McKenzie. Other community projects undertaken by the PSJRA in recent years include the ga zebo in City Commons Park, an alley fence for the busi ness community to shield the working alley and dump sters from view on U.S. 98, a summer youth program in collaboration with the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, street lights for Miss Zolas Drive and bicycle racks for the historic downtown. In the past year, Beach Properties, No Name Caf, Pelican Roost, J. Patrick Floyd Law Ofces and the No vak Law Group were among businesses taking advantage of the Faade Improvements Grant Program for a total of more than $25,000. In 2006, small town re development expert Robert Gibbs suggested that Port St. Joe ofcials should make the business district look like somebody cares. Many took that to heart the PSJRA did and now it shows, Alsobrook said. COMMUNITY from page B9 lunchroom was split down the middle by a standing wall that made supervis ing lunch times difcult for the teachers. It was a nightmare, said Melissa Ramsey, for mer principal and now dis trict coordinator of curricu lum, assessment and staff development. The space is open and airy and the new reinforced windows ll the area with natural light. Even with more than 100 seats, the room can be supervised by fewer teachers allowing them more time to focus on students. Norton pointed out the school was able to recycle almost all of the old kitchen equipment but appreci ated the new additions that include a walk-in refrig erator and freezer, a dry pantry, and a pass-through cooler and oven to ensure all food is served at ideal temperature. Other addi tions include two new rest rooms and a healthy snack bar, two items the old room never had. Head cook Brenda Fish er smiled as the children piled in for their rst lunch in the new caf. It used to be so crowd ed, Fisher said. We have so much room. Its so much better. Norton pointed out the air conditioning duct socks which inate when the unit runs and deate when not in use. This state-of-theart technology allows the room to be cooled while still preserving the view through the windows. The duct socks are dressed in the Dolphins home colors of purple and gold. The late Jim Emerson of Emersons Heating and Cooling served as lead con tractor for the project and was so passionate about utilizing the technology that he contributed money from his own pocket. Students ate pizza, smiled and danced as upbeat music played through the speakers and soon the rst lunch pe riod came to a close. As the children began to le out to their next class, Ramsey continued to admire the completed room and added, Weve been waiting a long time for this. The district paid for the renovations by using money left over from roof ing projects in Wewahitch ka. The district realized a savings of $900,000, which the state agreed could be used to fund improve ments to the lunchroom at Port St. Joe Elemen tary School and the locker rooms at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this report. LUNCHROOM from page B1 PHOTO S BY W ES LOCH ER | The Star Principal Sue Gannon cut the ribbon, ofcially opening the new Dolphin Caf at Port St. Joe elementary. Students led through the new serving line for some pizza.

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B10| The Star Thursday, March 21, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 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 90474S PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that The Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a meeting on March 28, 2013. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time at Pensacola City Hall, City Council Chambers, 222 W. Main Street, Pensacola, Florida. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850)429-8905 or alicia. stephen@hdrinc.com. March 21, 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 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 90502S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY Case No. 12-272 CA JOHN D. WRONA Plaintiff, vs. CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC., et. al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foredosure dated March 7, 2013, and entered in Civil Case No. 12272-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein JOHN D. WRONA is the Plaintiff and CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC., RAY L. BUTLER, and KATHY J. BUTLER are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., EST, on the 11th day of April, 2013, the following described property situated in Gulf County, Florida and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Lots 10 and 12, Block 8 of Port St. Joe, Beach, Unit No. 1, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Court, Gulf County, Florida. Together with 1972 Brook mobile home Identification Numbers: 52244512 A & B. 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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities need special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or Telephone (850) 229-6113 prior to such proceedings. Witness my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 12th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 21, 28, 2013 90530S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of A Beach Bliss located at 113 Turtle Walk #44, in the County of Gulf, in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Panama City, Florida, this 14th day of March, 2013. A Cape Escape A Single Member LLC March 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 21, 2013 The Star | B11 SalesCALLCENTER Inside SalesThe News Herald is looking for highly motivated Inside Sales Representatives who are customer service champions for inbound and outbound calls. Required Skills: Excellent computer skills to include use of internet and microsoft office. *Type 40 wpm. *Ability to handle heavy flow of inbound calls *Time management & organization skills *Excellent verbal/written communication skills *Must be detail oriented and work as a team player to ensure customer service excellence. *Strong work ethic & capacity to thrive in a professional team environment. *Outbound sales experience preferred The News Herald offers an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) options, vacation and sick leave and select paid holidays. Please send resumes to: lgrimes@pcnh.com Web ID#: 34244751 JOB NOTICEThe Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for one full-time Laborer for our Public Works Department. Starting salary is $11.4248 per hour. This is a bargaining unit (Union) position with full bene ts. Applications and a complete job description are available in our Human Resources Of ce (1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe), or at www.gulfcounty- .gov Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., E.T. on April 4, 2013 at the Gulf County Human Resources Of ce. For more information, please contact Brett Lowry, Deputy Administrator at (850) 229-5335.Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal Opportunity/ Af rmative Action Employer. Tynalin Smiley, Chairman Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk 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 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 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 92751S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 13-15 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of ROBERT N. MURRAY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of ROBERT N. MURRAY, deceased, File Number 13-15 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is March 21, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ ROBERT N MURRAY, II 138 Magnolia Ridge Ln Lexington, SC 29073 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON FL Bar No. 0350583 RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailor’s Cove Dr. P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 March 21, 28, 2013 92781S 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. 1218 Application No. 2013-18 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04231-115R Description of Property: Lot 23, Sunset Village Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in the public records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 4, Pagr 19. Name in which assessed: Linda Wilson ET AL 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 24th day of April, 2013. Dated this 18th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2013 92775S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 12-184-CA CADENCE BANK, N.A., as successor-in-interest by merger to Superior Bank, N.A., as successor-in-interest to Superior Bank, FSB, by asset acquisition from the FDIC as receiver for Superior Bank, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. JEFF T. MCDONALD, individually, and MARK J. COLE, individually, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the “Final Judgment and Order on Report and Recommendation on Motion for Summary Judgment” (the “Final Judgment”), entered in the above-styled action in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court, in and for Gulf County, Florida, the Clerk of Gulf County will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, as described in the attached Exhibit “A” to he highest bidder, for cash, at the Gulf County Courthouse, Front Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern). EXHIBIT “A” DESCRIPTION: LOT 2 A PORTION OF LOT 5, SAN BLAS ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 20, 21 AND 22 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 5; THENCE ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 5, SOUTH 69 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST, 150.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTHERLY LINE, SOUTH 20 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST, 100 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 5; THENCE ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY LINE, SOUTH 69 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST 75.00 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTHERLY LINE, NORTH 20 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, 100.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 5; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE, NORTH 69 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST, 75.00FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING SUBJECT TO A 5.00 FOOT WIDE PEDESTRIAN EASTMENT ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF A 30 FOOT WIDE ACCESS INGRESS/ EGRESS, UTILITY EASMENT ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF. 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 March 14, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800955-8771; Email: ADARequest@jud14.fl courts.org March 21, 28, 2013 92785S 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. 515 Application No. 2013-15 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 02124-000R Description of Property: Lots Five (5) and Six (6), Block Nineteen (19), Gulf County Land Company Subdivision, according to the Official Plat recorded in the Gulf County Court House. Name in which assessed: Max W. Fleming (dec) & Betty L. Fleming 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 24th day of April, 2013. Dated this 18th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2013 92783S 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. 1229 Application No. 2013-17 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04231-430R Description of Property: Lot 86, Sunset Village, according to the Official Plat Book 4, Page 19, of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Alan K. Hathcos & Richard Cole 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 24th day of April, 2013. Dated this 18th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2013 92803S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000119 SEC.:_________ DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR ARGENT SECURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-W5, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT E. LYNN, JR.; RENEE G. LYNN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC AS NOMINEE FOR CITIBANK FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 27, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 23-2012-CA-000119 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 11th day of April, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. ET in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: BEGIN AT THE NW CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 1, T5S, R1OW, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN N8807’00” EAST, 195.96 FEET; THENCE S0024’00” EAST, 825.00 FEET; THENCE S8807’00” WEST 195.06 FEET; THENCE N0024’00” 835.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTAINING 3.73 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 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 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: Court Administration, Gulf County P.O. Box 826 Marianna, FL 32447 Phone: (850) 718-0026 Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.fl courts.org DATED AT PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA THIS 15th DAY OF March, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 21, 28, 2013 92787S 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. 103 Application No. 2013-16 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 00575-100R Description of Property: A parcel of land lying and being in U. S. Government, Lot 5, Fractional Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, City of Wewahitchka, Gulf County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at a 6” square concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of U. S. Government Lot 5; thence run South 01 Degrees 22 Minutes 46 Seconds East along the East boundary line of said Lot 5, for a distance of 253.18 feet to a found 5/8” diameter iron rod and cap, stamped L.S. 4842 on the Southwesterly right of way boundary line of East River Road (Cochran Landing Road) for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING, departing the East boundary line of said Lot 5, thence run South 43 Degrees 07 Minutes 12 Seconds West for a distance of 530.81 feet to a found 5/8” diameter iron rod and cap, stamped L.S. 4842; thence run North 86 Degrees 58 Minutes 18 Seconds West for a distance of 630.50 feet to a set 1/2” diameter iron rod and cap, stamped L.S. 4111; thence run North 01 Degree 32 Minutes 00 Seconds East for a distance of 609.48 feet to a found 5/8” diameter iron rod and cap, stamped L.B. 6475 on the North boundary line of said Lot 5; thence run South 89 Degrees 53 Minutes 31 Seconds East along the North boundary line of said Lot 5, for a distance of 477.27 feet to a set 1/2” diameter iron rod and cap, stamped L.S. 4111 on the Southwesterly right of way boundary line of East River Road (Cochran Landing Road); thence run South 62 Degrees 59 Minutes 49 Seconds East along said right of way boundary line for a distance of 559.91 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said parcel of land containing 11.20 acres, more or less. Name in which assessed: Taunton Development, Inc. 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 24th day of April, 2013. Dated this 18th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2013 Cue’s Furniture in Wewa, Quality Used Furniture, & NEW mattresses. Open Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm (850) 639-2343 or (850) 639-3512. Port Saint Joe 111 Heritage Ln, Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd. 8am -till?Moving Sale!Clothing, household items, furniture, tools, misc. Text FL45033 to 56654 Port St Joe : 1010 Long Ave, Saturday March 23rd, 8am til 12 Noon ESTYard SaleJewerly, Silver, Clothing, Shoes, Purses, and Much More! Port St. Joe 229 8th St, March 23, 8am-noonNautical Yard SaleNautical home decor, kitchenware, antique oak table, white wicker bedroom furniture, metal king headboard, new microwave, etc NO JUNK Text FL45628 to 56654 St. Joe Beach311 Columbus St. Saturday March 23rd. 8am -2pmAnnual Annie Armstrong Yard & Bake Sale!Donations Accepted. Please call 850-647-3950 Accounting/ClerkCity ClerkCity of Mexico Beach, FL. Population: 1,100 The City of Mexico Beach is seeking a highly motivated and energetic City Clerk. All applicants should have exceptional accounting, organizational, and personnel skills. The City Clerk will be hired by, and reports directly to, the five person City Council. The City Clerk is the custodian of the Seal of the City and of all records pertaining to the affairs of the municipality. The City Clerk shall have the power to administer oaths and to certify, under the Seal of the City, true copies of all minutes, journal entries, and other records of the City. The City Clerk position is also responsible for all financial aspects for the City: financial reporting, budget development, utility billing, accounts payable, collections, human resources, risk management, and payroll/benefits administration. The City Clerk manages one employee who functions as his/her assistant for daily operations and responsibilities. The City is seeking a proven, dedicated, approachable, and experienced individual for its City Clerk. The potential candidate should possess a bachelor degree from an accredited four-year college/ university and have experience in accounting/ finance; any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job are acceptable in lieu of the aforementioned education requirement. Governmental experience as a City Clerk or Finance Officer is preferred but not required. Any licenses and/or certifications beneficial to the performance of the job requirements should be attached to the resume. Starting salary will be market competitive and be based on the experience and qualifications of the individual chosen for this position. The City of Mexico Beach offers a full benefits package and is a participant in the Florida Retirement System. Applications forms are available at City Hall, 1202 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL 33256, or on the City’s website, www.mexicobeachgov.com under the Employment tab. The full job description is also available on the City’s website. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME and application no later than 5:00 pm, Central Standard Time, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, to: Chris Hubbard, City Administrator, City of Mexico Beach, P.O. Box 13425, FL 32410 or in person at City Hall. For additional information, please contact Chris Hubbard at (850)-648-5700 or via e-mail at c.hubbard@ mexicobeachgov.com. Web ID#: 34245525 Text FL45525 to 56654 Accounting/FinanceManager of Accounting and FinanceGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for the position of Manager of Accounting and Finance at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Friday, March 29, 2013. For more information visit our website at www .gcec.com Equal Opportunity Employer. Web ID#: 34245217 Text FL45217 to 56654 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Logistics/TransportCDL Class A Route DriverAverage 10 stops. Home base -Apalachicola, FL 850-653-8823 Web ID# 34244687Text FL44687 to 56654 Need Roommate or Cheap 1Br/Eff. in town 850-899-2247 or 850-229-8560 I-Pass, C-301 br 1 ba, w/encl patio. Nice views $515 unfurn w/W&D, furn upon req., Bkgr/credit check, Avail. 3/31/13. 850-358-8634 for apptText FL44846 to 56654 Port St. Joe-1bd cozy cottage$450/mo + utils. New paint & tile floor in bathroom. No smoking or pets. Avail April 1st 850-229-1215. PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot -large yard. W/D incl $650/mo + dep. 301-265-5368 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 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. The Star Classified 747-5020 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

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Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR SPRING BREAKAuburn University students spend their break improving communityBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Of cials with the Port of Port St. Joe received some strategically important news from the state Monday. The Florida Department of Transportation announced a three-year extension for the ports designation as part of the states Strategic Intermodal System (SIS), a crucial designation that provides a link to federal and state funding for the port. The port was named an emerging SIS member in 2008, but that designation, which is linked to criteria for goods and people moving through the port, was due to elapse this year. The Port Authority, armed with a new collaborative agreement signed last year with The St. Joe Company, applied for an extension of the SIS designation, with FDOT District III of cials assisting in the application and lobbying the main of ce in Tallahassee for the extension. District III Secretary James T. Bar eld wrote to port of cials on March 11 to of cially con rm the Port of Port St. Joe was granted the extension the FDOT no longer uses the emerging designation through Feb. 25, 2016. This is very good news indeed, said Barry Sellers, director of the Gulf County Economic Development Alliance Inc. The designation also includes the waterway connector to the port harbor channel and turning basin to the Gulf Coast shipping channel and the Genesee Wyoming rail connector from the port to the rail corridor. Providing an echo to words that have been offered during recent regular port meetings, Bar eld acknowledges the time required to develop the port. However, FDOT ofcials had taken a kinder eye to the Port of Port St. Joe and the SIS designation since the Port Authority and St. Joe entered into a formal agreement to develop the port. The Department recognizes that the redevelopment of this area (the port, rail and channel) will take additional time to become operational and meet the minimum criteria thresholds for seaport activity, Port receives extension of critical designationThursday, MARCH 21, 2013 YEAR 75, NUMBER 23 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Port St. Joe city election cycle cranks up again next week. Candidate qualifying for the May general election will begin at noon ET on Wednesday, March 27, and continue through noon ET Wednesday, April 3. There are three city commission seats up for grabs on May 14. The mayor/commissioner seat currently held by Mayor Mel Magidson is one, with Magidson announcing at the last regular meeting of the commission he would be seeking reelection for the next two years. Magidson is seeking his fourth term. First-term city commissioners Bo Patterson and Bill Kennedy, who occupy the Group II and I seats, respectively, are also up for re-election.By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The city clerk for Mexico Beach abruptly resigned last Tuesday evening during the regular monthly meeting of the city council. In resigning, Deborah McLeod said there was one person on the city council that she had a hard time dealing with, though she didnt provide names during the meeting. In her resignation notice, McLeod mentioned councilmember Tanya Castro had bullied and harassed her constantly. Castro was elected to city council in the most recent election. This is whats best for the city and for me, said an emotional McLeod after she submitted her letter of resignation. McLeod said she had received an opportunity from a private organization. The city clerk was recognized by Mayor Al Cathey for her contributions over the years. Thank you for your dedication. Youll be missed by everyone, he said. Stressing the importance of having the City Clerk position staffed, Cathey made a successful motion to ll the vacant spot as soon as possible. Demolition of the former Parker House building to prepare for the new construction was also a topic at Tuesdays meeting. Brian Cathey of Cathey Construction said oor By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com With marketing efforts in full swing and a port master plan update moving ahead, the Port St. Joe Port Authority last week discussed a priority for future development of the Port of Port St. Joe: dredging. Jorge Gonzalez, senior vice president of The St. Joe Company, with which the Port Authority is working on a collaborative agreement to develop the port, said that he PSJ election cycle begins WednesdayBEAUTIFICATIONBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com While many youth across the country invaded various beaches to relax, party and get away from the school grind, a group of students from Auburn University spent their spring break in Gulf County last week on a mission to make a difference. Three hundred students forming 25 construction crews positioned around Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe painted, leveled, pressure-washed and performed repairs on buildings and homes within the community. Relations with the community were further developed through street ministries and a basketball camp at Oak Grove Church. The students are congregation members of First Baptist Church in Opelika, Ala., that for the past six years have worked alongside the Gulf County Christian Community Development Fund to coordinate projects for the students while theyre in town.City clerk resigns at Mexico Beach council meetingPort focused on dredging, foreclosure See EXTENSION A3 See AUBURN A8 See CLERK A3 See ELECTION A3 See PORT A8Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5Letters to the Editor . . . . . . .A5Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . .A7School News . . . . . . . . . . B3Faith . . . . . . . . . . . B4 -B5Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4Classi eds . . . . . . . . B9-B12PSJ senior Clements named student of the year, B1 Lizzie Handlin gives back to the North Port St. Joe community. PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The StarFor the last six years members of First Baptist Church in Opelika, Ala., have worked on community improvement projects in Port St. Joe.

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, March 21, 2013 Its a great day to be a Republican! Remember We meet monthly every third Monday upstairs at the Capital City Bank Port St. Joe at 7:00PM Eastern! Our next meeting is APRIL 15TH SEE YOU THERE! CONCEALED WEAPONS CLASSWE ACTIVELY SUPORT THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS Saturday, April 20, 2013 9:30 am upstairs at Capitol City Bank Afternoon at ring range Cost $75.00SIGN UP: Contact Tom Semmes ( TSemmes @ netscape.comor 639-5345) for information and enrollment, or pick up application form at Bluewater Outriggers or No Name Cafe LEARN THE LAW: Firearms Safety, Florida Statutes for Concealed Carry Permit, and new addition Stand Your Ground Law PROTECT YOURSELF: Live Fire Safety, Weapon Familiarizationand Range Qualication GET YOUR PERMIT: After completion of course we provide packets with all forms and instructions to apply for License or Concealed Weapon Permit. PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION: Mr. Frankie L Mills, Florida State Trooper 17 years, US Army Master Marksman,Former Sheriff Okaloosa County, NRA Certied Licensed Pistol instructor. Attend our class/support group:Quit Smoking NOW. . A curriculum developed by ex-smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers themselves . .Starts Tuesday, April 2, 2013 5:30 pm EST Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Cafeteria 3801 E. Hwy 98, Port St. Joe, FLNo cost to attend! Free Nicotine Replacement Patches and/or Gum available for class participants!!To Register Call or email Brigitta Nuccio (850) 482 6500 bnuccio@bigbendahec.org or Toll Free 1-87-QUIT-NOW-6 By VALERIE GARMANThe News Herald PANAMA CITY BEACH With red snapper season becoming shorter each year, many local charter boat captains say they are struggling to keep their heads above water. However, new legislation that would shift control of a portion of federal waters back to the state is offering area anglers a glimmer of hope for reduced regulations on seasons and bag limits. U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, introduced the Gulf Fisheries Fairness Act last week. The bill would extend the state water boundaries of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi, allowing the states to manage reef sh species like snapper, grouper, amberjack and trigger sh. With federal management agencies planning for the shortest red snapper season ever this year, Southerland said the legislation would cast a life preserver to shermen and coastal economies struggling to stay a oat amid crippling federal regulations. In Florida, the legislation would reset state water boundaries for reef sh management from nine miles to a depth of 20 fathoms (120 feet), which could reach 60 miles offshore in some areas. Chip Blackburn, who captains the charter boat Miss Mary in Mexico Beach, said if the act were to pass it probably would save his business and others in the area. What the legislation will do is give the states the authority to manage the reef sh complex out to 20 fathoms, which is a lot further than nine miles, Blackburn said. The state would set the seasons, count the sh, basically do with (the reef sh) what they already do with the inshore species.FEARSWhile the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved a 27-day season for red snapper, Blackburn fears it could be shut down completely in federal waters if the Gulf Fisheries Fairness Act does not pass. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has proposed a 44-day season for state waters. If the legislation does not pass and the federal government takes the steps theyve said theyll take, youre looking at a major economic impact, Blackburn said. It would devastate little communities like ours. We dont have anything else. Pam Anderson, operations manager at Capt. Andersons Marina in Panama City Beach, said the Gulf Fisheries Fairness Act also would eliminate a rule that keeps federal permit holders from shing in state waters when federal waters are closed for certain species. If federal waters are closed and state waters are open, we could still take passengers out in the state waters, Anderson said. That would be a huge boost for people in our industry who have those federal shing permits. Capt. Andersons Marina is home to 25 private charter boats, 20 of which hold federal shing licenses. Anderson said the industry also would see a major bene t from having the state control stock assessments of reef sh species. With that control we would see a positive step because the state will have more authority over the data collection process and the stock assessment process, Anderson said. That is huge for us because we need some major changes. Anderson said marinas and charter businesses took a big hit in 2007 when the Magnuson-Stevens Act was amended with tightened seasons and bag limits. Its just gotten worse and worse each year, Anderson said. The Gulf Fisheries Fairness Act will de nitely be an economic boost for the coastal communities in the Gulf states. U.S. House bill targets shing boundariesNew legislation also would reduce federal regulations REP. STEVE SOUTHERLAND Star Staff ReportPort St. Joe Elementary School teacher Carmel Dodson and several other North Florida educators were recognized during this weeks meeting of Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet. Scott applauded the commitments by teachers and the effort to improve Floridas education system during the Cabinet meeting by presenting special commendations to the 2013 Florida Teacher of the Year and several regional educators who were named 2013-2014 District Teachers of the Year. Among those were Dodson, who in February was named the Gulf District Schools Teacher of the Year. As a teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary School, Scott noted during the meeting, Dodson helps her students discover their uniqueness and understand how that develops into their contribution to society. Dodson is a third-grade teacher who works closely with students at risk and has also been instrumental in creating the schools butter y garden and implementing a host of innovative programs in her classroom. While the academics are ongoing, I seek to be truly listening, interested in each student, and committed to helping them grow to their greatest potential, Dodson said during the ceremony. In addition to Dodson, Scott also recognized District Teachers of the Year from Bay, Calhoun, Jackson, Washington and Madison counties. The six 2013 2014 District Teachers of the Year received a special commendation which was created to honor Floridas valued educators and their efforts to foster greater student achievement. Scott also presented the Governors Sunshine Award to Alex Lopes, Floridas 2013 Teacher of the Year. Educators change lives, and thats why its important we honor teachers for their success in preparing Floridas future generations for the workforce, Scott said. Thanks to our teachers, Floridas education system is sixth in the nation and Florida students are competing and succeeding internationally. Because of our teachers commitment in the classroom my Florida Families First Budget supports classroom teachers with a $2,500 pay raise and additional funding for classroom supplies. Each of Floridas 67 school districts selects a Teacher of the Year who is then considered for statewide recognition. The Florida Teacher of the Year is chosen from more than 180,000 public school teachers throughout the state by a selection committee representing teachers, principals, parents, and the business community. Floridas top educator is selected on the basis of the superior ability to teach and communicate knowledge of the subject taught, professional development, philosophy of teaching, and outstanding school and community service. The most important quali cation is the teachers ability to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. In last weeks article about the TDC special event grant program, the deadline for applications was incorrect. All applications for special event funding must be turned in by 4 p.m. ET on March 29. The Star regrets the error. Setting it STRAIGHT @PSJ_StarFOLLOW US ON TWITTER Local elementary teacher meets with Gov. ScottTIM CROFT | The StarCarmel Dodson was named Gulf District Teacher of the Year last month.

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, March 21, 2013 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! CLERK from page A1plans for the new building have been complete since December and are pending nal review and approval. Once the plans have been approved by the insurance companies, Cathey will be able to release a nalized cost for the project. The city must still obtain stormwater permits before demolition on the Parker House can begin, though Brian Cathey noted they are on track to break ground for the new building as early as April. Cathey also made mention that a local political candidate called the project into question and had requested their own quote on the building demolition through means that could delay the process. Council Group Two Candidate Jeff Tendler took the podium to respond to Catheys claims and took ownership of the quote he obtained from a local demolition expert as a personal request. Tendler claimed that initial cost was exorbitant and simply wanted a ballpark estimate for the project. He admitted the quote he received only covered building demolition and not re repairs to parts of the structure that may remain standing. The citys ongoing water project is also moving ahead. Its moving along really well, Mayor Cathey said of the ongoing water project. The estimated date of completion is September of this year. Department of Public Safety Of cial, Chief Glenn Norris announced plans to subscribe to the Code Red Emergency Communication service, which will allow local residents to sign up to receive important noti cations via phone or email. Mayor Cathey praised the system and the bene ts it would provide to the community. A scenario was proposed that would allow residents in very speci c areas could be pinpointed and noti ed if future water problems arose. Its a well-documented and reliable system, Cathey said. The subscription service will cost the city $2,000 a year. News Herald writer Chris Olwell and Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed EXTENSION from page A1Bar eld wrote to port director Tommy Pitts. The importance of maintaining the SIS designation can not be overstated for the future of the port. The FDOT earmarks 70-75 percent of discretionary funding each year for maintenance and infrastructure improvements so-called funding for members of the SIS. As SIS designees, ports and other transportation hubs are seen by the state as strategic to the ow of goods and people. With the SIS funding for the shipping channel, the port could nd luring state and federal dollars for dredging an easier hurdle to leap, Pitts added. This is excellent news, Pitts said. The Florida Ports Council also noted the progress being made at the Port of Port St. Joe in its annual report on the states seaports. Early in the report, the collaboration agreement between the port and St. Joe Company was noted, the partners shrewdly marketing their combined properties to broaden the states scope of deepwater offerings. While much of the basic infrastructure is in place, there remain many improvement projects that will be required to develop a fully operational port, the report details under a description of the Port of Port St. Joe. The Port Authority and private partner, The St. Joe Company, af rm that any expenditure of funds on project development must be in response to market demands; the marketing effort now underway will help de ne that demand and the projects to support the identi ed markets. The report notes the Memorandum of Understanding between port and St. Joe and the lease with Eastern Shipbuilding as accomplishments in the prior year and the goals for the coming year include completing the master plan update; attracting appropriate users to bring job creation and economic development; initiating the process for resuming maintenance dredging of the ship channel; and enhancing the rail line that connects the port to the CSX mainline. Neither commissioner has announced plans one way or another. Each commissioner is elected to a term of two years. The voter registration book closes at 5 p.m. ET April 15. This is for new voter registration or party changes, though party af liation has no bearing on this city-wide election. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. ET May 8. Early voting will begin May 4 and continue through May 11 at the Supervisor of Elections Of ce on Long Avenue in Port St. Joe. Early voting will take place 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET on each day, including Saturdays, exclusive of Sundays. There will be no early voting on Sunday, May 5. ELECTION from page A1 This is whats best for the city and for me.Deborah McLeod City clerk

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It was November of 1955; an elementary school girl was writing to her older sister who was 50 miles away doing her practice teaching. Fifty miles today is traveled at the spur of the moment. My commute each day consists of about 50 miles when I consider both to and from work. Its just not that far. Today we talk to folks on mobile phones all over the world and can send them an email or text message that they will get almost immediately. It is mind-boggling watching all of those words ying through the air. This was about 60 years ago and folks still wrote letters; letter writing is an art that has almost been forgotten. Folks delete many memories when they dump their emails inbox. It is one of the reasons I enjoy writing, I hope that someday my children will read some of my silliness to their grandchildren. My brother recently gave me a stack of letters he had found that had been written to our Mama. Most of them were from her mother, sister and our Daddy. Mama passed away in 2012. They are simply beautiful. This one was written by her then 10 year-old sister who was 50 miles away in another small Alabama town, but still staying in touch. So the little girl is my aunt and she was writing to my Mama, who was 21 at the time. In this particular letter she began with the normal, How are you? I am doing just ne. When are you coming home? The letter sounded boring, but it wasnt. It got much, much better. As I continued to read, it was apparent that Mamas little sister was doing better than just ne. She had been getting to third base, and let me tell you what; third base was good. Before we get to third base, I should note that my aunt at 10 years old was doing about average in school, but average was better than her fellow students. Does that sound familiar? She made a 76 on her arithmetic test, but it was better than a lot of others. She only missed two questions on her science test, giving her an 88 on her 6-weeks test. Now, moving on to third base Mamas little sister wrote, I still play baseball. Forest made the most home runs for the boys. He will get to choose Monday. Looking at the date of the letter, it was on a Friday in 1955. I suppose since Forest got the most home runs he got to be captain and pick for his team on the next Monday at recess. November in Alabama is a great time for baseball. The Dodgers had one month earlier won their rst and only World Series while being in Brooklyn, beating the New York Yankees 2-0 in Game 7 of the 1955 World Series at Yankee Stadium. Yogi Berras 10 hits in 7 games and Whitey Fords two wins just werent enough to keep the cross-town Dodgers from their destiny. My aunt went on to say that there was a new girl in her class named, Bonnie. Bonnie seemed nice and wanted to be my aunts friend. Bonnie was also very perceptive and did her part to carry out elementary school romance. You see Bonnie made it to third base, while my aunt was playing third base and they had an extended conversation that took up most of this letter written to my Mama in 1955. My Mamas 10 year-old sister wrote, She (Bonnie) asked Forest today if he still likes me. She (Bonnie) said he said, Oh Yes. She told me this at third base. She is also the scorekeeper. Oh goodness gracious, was Bonnie ever the scorekeeper. There were quite a few She told hims and He told hers. I had a hard time believing Forest really said Wow that many times, but he may very well have. Bonnie was doing her part to Dr. Holmes was our insurance Getting to third base My favorite granddaughter had to wait a couple of days to get in to see an ear, throat and nose specialist. She had a simple cold for goodness sakes! I was thinking just take her to the doctor but prudence and a quick glance from my wife sealed my lips. I reckon it doesnt work that way anymore. It seems that everybody in the medical profession is specialized now-a-days. Im thankful it wasnt her left ankle. We might have been weeks nding a left ankle doctor who tailored his practice to little ones under 5. I would hate to have another kidney stone, low down on my right side and through the pain and the agony drag myself to the nearest Urologist..only to nd he was a left kidney specialist. Somebody in that of ce would have seen my bad side! It could be a fraternity thing. The rst doctor you see is recommending you to an accomplice sometimes before you nish telling him where it hurts. Once you get in the system you can bounce around forever. I could be wrong about this but there seems to be a direct correlation between the amount of insurance you carry and your length of stay in the pipeline. Of course, there is a tremendous upswing to all of this. If a doctor specializes in right index ngers only. and youve got that exact bum digit, you could rest easy in knowing he should have a pretty good working knowledge of your problem! J. T. Holmes was the rst person on this earth to lay eyes on me. If he had any special comment as to my looks or well being, I was too busy lling my lungs and blinking from the bright lights to take note. He was the only doctor in town in my early years. Of course, I didnt visit often. We only went to see him if the sassafras tea, mustard poultice or the burnt oil and sulfur didnt work. My rst emergency trip was when I closed the truck door on my left thumb. It was smashed at and the pain was so awful I barely remember Mom saying, You might lose it. Dr. Holmes stuck a needle as long as a Texas agpole right through it and began to sew it back together way before any deadening took effect. If he heard my screaming he didnt seem to notice. He never took his eyes off my thumb, which by the way, is still functioning sixty years later. I went to see him when I had the Whooping Cough. We had tried Vicks Salve, Smith Brothers and White Rose petroleum jelly. Nothing could stop my coughing! Dr. Holmes listened to my breathing for a split second and brought out the Texas needle. I immediately went silent. I promised to never cough again as long as I lived It was too late! He had my pants down in a nanosecond and while my parents held me down, he sank that thing all the way to Amarillo! Dr. Holmes specialized in making you well. He took care of his people from birth to death. He waded through fevers, rashes, wayward sh hooks, mumps, scurvy, puncture wounds, droopy eyes, dislocated shoulders and hemorrhoids with equal aplomb. I thought of him as a crusty old fellow but he never seemed to take a vacation, be out of town or unavailable when a crisis occurred. If you broke your arm on Sunday, hed meet you at the of ce and mash it back in place. He was one of those constants when we were growing up. You knew if it got too bad, you could go see Dr. Holmes. He might have been the last resort, but he was a good guy to have at the end of the health line. We didnt ll out insurance papers or have to pay before services were rendered. Dr. Holmes WAS our insurance. One of the worst crashes of my misspent youth occurred when I veered off the hill behind the swimming pool on my cardboard racer and went hurdling headlong toward the concrete walkway below. Just before my face made contact I saw that Texas needle plain as day! When I came to Billy Webb had me in his arms racing toward the house. I could feel hot sticky liquid spilling into my right eye. Billy, I was addled but not that out of it, dont take me home. Im not going to the doctor. Billy ran directly to our house, Mom covered my face with a cold towel and drove me immediately to Dr. Holmes. He held my face gently as he rammed the big needle into the cut above my eye. Five stitches xed me right up. I thought I might catch a break when I went to get my freshman football physical signed. Listen, I had about had it with football. I was tired of getting run over by Bob Cassidy, David Paschall and Jim Williams. Maybe Dr. Holmes would think about the knee he sewed up and my thumb and certainly that big cut above my eye. I could have a Whooping Cough relapse. I couldnt quit football but if I failed the physical... The nurse took my papers and went off to the back somewhere. She reappeared in about two minutes with my physical SIGNED by Dr. Holmes. He passed me without even looking at me! I thought that was unfair and surely illegal. Until it dawned on me that Dr. Holmes had been examining me all my life! He wasnt guessing or to busy to bother. He specialized in knowing me inside out! I hope and pray my granddaughter could be so lucky,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 21, 2013 APage 4SectionSee CRANKS A5By Brandon ToddI love my computer. But I must admit I think computer technology is negatively affecting people at this moment in time. Computers are built with great complexity but they promote simplicity which makes some people less active both mentally and physically. Although knowledge is more accessible with computers, it may also be manipulated and used in an abusive manner, resulting in a lack of intellectual development. As a result, peoples creativity and use of knowledge in some cases has been limited to Word Processing and Power Point programs, etc. Pioneers of the Renaissance era and/or the Scientific Revolution: Aristotle, Socrates, Isaac Newton, and Copernicus are probably rolling in their graves because of computer technology as it is currently being used, because every piece of knowledge they gained was done so without such technology. Computer technology has also affected peoples writing. A keyboard is not a canvass, yet it has become a necessity for some writers. Some writers claim to not be able to write without a keyboard in front of them, which in my view is a shame when you consider writers such as Edgar Allen Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Bronte, and Mary Shelley, all of whom created genius literature without the use of a computer. Another significant flaw with computer technology is the enormous lack of privacy that comes with it. President George W. Bushs approval of the Patriot Act has greatly invaded privacy by intensely increasing surveillance on the American citizenry through technology. There is a camera on nearly every street corner in every metropolis in America. The Patriot Act has been extended by the Obama Administration, and the idea of the act slowing down or being obliterated is irrational. The act is slowly but surely suppressing our freedoms as American citizens, and most young people seem perfectly fine with that. People in this society seem to be accustomed to surveillance of their phone calls, emails, internet activity and on cameras everywhere. As George Orwell predicted in his novel 1984; Big Brother is watching. Most young people do not understand that in a free society, privacy is a right not a privilege. The widespread captivation with computer technology has created extreme naivety among young folks as they are more knowledgeable of Facebook than the right to privacy. Basically the recreation available on the computer has overshadowed the overwhelming surveillance that is on it as well. Perhaps the biggest negative impact that computers have had on the humanity resides in the aspect of conversation and interaction. Young people are so busy texting and using Facebook that they have forgotten how to speak and interact with one another in person. I have experienced it first hand. In high schools, and even in colleges, there are students who lack the ability to properly speak or express themselves. Some students, when doing a class project using PowerPoint software, start and end their presentation by nervously reading verbatim their PowerPoint without ever expanding or discussing their points; and most of their points are copied and pasted from some computer site. Thats not productive for the presenter or the audience involved, and its happening in schools all across the country. Young folks are beginning to rely solely on computer technology for their knowledge instead of themselves. Young peoples reliance on computer technology has hindered their ability to physically interact with one another and speak intelligently. People are now actually saying LOL and TTYL, and I simply say WOW; look how far we have come. Some young folks cant speak without saying like or uh a hundred times in five minutes. The art of conversation in my generation is obsolete. Facebook is the new norm. If youre my age and you dont have a Facebook or Twitter account, youre treated like Frankensteins monster. Computers have taken over. But they dont teach young people like a human mentor. Computers, I feel, encourage laziness and dependence, rather than ingenuity and independence. Some people do not get smarter because of computer technology, rather they become more ignorant. Humanity will never be the same as it was before the introduction of the computer. In nearly all aspects of our lives, computer technology has manifested itself, and created dramatic change. Not only is computer technology bringing about change, it is also encouraging us to take two very different paths, and we must choose one of these paths. Either the computer is a savior that will be used for the betterment of mankind. Or the computer could just be another tool, like the atom bomb, that could be used for the destruction of mankind. Only time will tell. In the meantime, send a tweet or two; but remember, Big Brother is watching. Brandon Todd is a resident of Howard Creek.I didnt know I had a Big Brother?Young peoples reliance on computer technology has hindered their ability to physically interact with one another and speak intelligently.

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AND GANG MEMBERS: Fuel, Batteries, Antifreeze, Lead, Arsenic, Silver, Cleaners, Fluorescent Lamps, Mercury Containing Devices, Pesticides, Herbicides, Home Computers, Printers, Scanners, (and other pollutants).IF YOU FIND THESE VILLAINSHIDING-OUTIN YOURHOMEROUND EM UPANDBRING EMIN.GULF COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONDAYS April 6 Gulf County Courthouse: 9AM 12 PM EasternTimeREWARDConditionally-Exempt Small Quantity Generators (Small Businesses, Schools, Growers, and Etc.) will be accepted at a reduced rate. Call Gulf County Solid Waste, 850-227-1401, for a drop-off time. PUT HAZARDOUS WASTE IN ITS PLACE. KEEP GULF COUNTY BEAUTIFUL!For more information, please call the Gulf County Solid Waste Department at 850-227-1401 2013.48 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 21, 2013 APage 5Sectionstoke the re. To read the words of a 10 year-old girl puts a lot of things in perspective. In the last paragraph alone, she went into great detail on her out t she wore for her school picture. I wore my white sweater and my skirt with the ponies on it and your greenish blue scarf and white soft balls on the white roping. Im not sure about the soft balls, I think they were like pom poms on a collar or something. Anyway, she went on to say that when she walked up to Mrs. Jones desk I stopped at this point and could see a 10 year-old girl doing some sort of runway modeling job with skirt ponies galloping in midair, helping her oat her way to the teachers desk at the front of the room. Of course, Bonnie was watching this, taking notes, keeping score and waiting for Forest reaction; it was her job. Bonnie told her that she heard Forest say out loud, Wow. She was sure he said it! Im sure Forest mouth drooped open real wide when he said it. He could have been just looking at the ponies galloping in mid-air, but according to Bonnie it was the real deal. My aunt at 10, saved the best line of her letter for last, she knew what she was doing. She had her eyes on Forest and according to Bonnie; Forest had his eyes on my aunt. The last line of the letter read, I think Sally likes him (Forest), but shes not going to have him. Doggone it Forest, Im much older now, but I still want to know, I need to know, what was your secret? James Dean and Frank Sinatra may have been big deals in 1955, but it sounded like Forest owned the playground. My aunt included a PS for Mama to please bring the typewriter home. I suppose she wanted to write poems about Forest. I think getting to third base probably meant something different on an elementary school playground in 1955 Alabama. Honestly, I think I would like to get there. All I can say is, Wow. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. CRANKS from page A4Congress could well debate the debt ceiling, tax reform and other important economic issues until the cows come home, but one things for sure: If you dont pay your income taxes or at least file for an extension by April 15, you could be in for a world of financial hurt. Thats because the IRS probably wont give you a break on the penalties it levies on unpaid taxes unless you were the victim of a natural disaster, suffered death or serious illness in your immediate family, or experienced another catastrophic event. You must file your 2012 federal tax return (or request an extension) by midnight on April 15, 2013, otherwise the penalty on any taxes you owe will increase dramatically. Youll be charged an additional 5 percent of taxes owed for each full or partial month youre late, plus interest, up to a maximum penalty of 25 percent of the amount owed. (The interest rate currently charged is 3.22 percent.) If you file your return or extension request on time, however, the penalty drops tenfold to only 0.5 percent per month, plus interest. Heres how it adds up: Say you owe $2,500 in federal income tax. If you havent requested an extension, you would be charged an additional $125 (5 percent), plus interest, for each month youre late in paying off your bill. Had you filed for an extension, the penalty would drop to only $12.50 per month (0.5 percent). Be sure to contact the IRS early if you wont be able to pay on time so you keep as many payment options open as possible either call 800-829-1040 or visit your local IRS office. Also check out the IRS Filing Late and/or Paying Late webpage for helpful information (www. irs.gov). One way to avoid this penalty is to pay by credit or debit card before the filing deadline. Youll pay a convenience fee, which is tax-deductible if you itemize. Fees vary depending on which payment processor you choose. (See Pay Your Taxes by Debit or Credit Card at www.irs. gov for details.) If you use a credit card, make sure you can pay off the balance within a few months; otherwise the accrued interest might exceed the penalty. Other payment options include: If you can pay the full amount within 120 days, you may qualify for a Short-Term Extension. If granted, youll still owe interest on your debt, but will avoid the application fee for an installment agreement. If you need longer than 120 days, an Installment Agreement lets you pay off your bill in monthly installments. To apply for either, fill out an Online Payment Agreement Application at www.irs.gov or call an IRS representative at 800-829-1040. Under certain dire financial-hardship circumstances, the IRS will allow some taxpayers with annual incomes of up to $100,000 to negotiate a reduction in the amount owed through an Offer in Compromise. For stepby-step instructions, read the IRS Form 656 Booklet. If youre unable to make payments on your installment agreement or offer in compromise, call the IRS immediately for alternative payment options, which could include reducing the monthly payment to reflect your current financial condition. Also read the IRSs guide, The What Ifs for Struggling Taxpayers, which contains helpful information on the tax impacts of different scenarios such as job loss, debt forgiveness or tapping a retirement fund. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 17, 2013, go to www. practicalmoneyskills. com/summit2013.Tax deadlines are real JASON ALDERMANThe SBDC & VBOC says thank youDear Editor: The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC), a specialized program for veterans under the Florida SBDC, sponsored by Gulf Coast State College and nancially supported by the Small Business Administration (SBA) wish to thank The Star newspaper and Wes Locher for the ne article on Thursday, March 7. You can sign up for our no-charge consulting services at www.north oridabiz.com for the SBDC and www.vboc.org for the VBOC. Quen Lamb, Certi ed Business Analyst, responsible for Gulf County can be reached at 800-542-7232 or 850-774-0288 or email QLVBOC@gmail.com.QUEN LAMB CERTIFIED BUSINESS ANALYSTBy Dr. Elbert W. (Joe) Friday Jr.Severe winter weather has been sweeping the country. New England was recently buried under one of the worst blizzards in recorded history and crippling snow storms shut down large portions of the Midwest. Fortunately, of cials and businesses in those regions knew the storms were coming and were able to prepare. States of Emergency were declared. Flights were rerouted or cancelled. Response teams were organized. Such pre-storm precautions limit economic damage and save lives -vital outcomes that wouldnt be possible without the cutting-edge satellites orbiting Earth that allow meteorologists to accurately forecast where and when storms will hit. And yet, we may be without the crucial weather data this technology provides in just a few years. Our leaders must get the next series of weather satellites into space -and soon. If they dont, our ability to forecast and prepare for potentially catastrophic storms will diminish, thereby risking critical infrastructure and human lives. Meteorologists can predict complicated and massive weather patterns with such precision thanks to an advanced system of weather satellites. Polar-orbiting satellites cover the entire planet twice daily, gathering enormous amounts of moisture, temperature, and image data to track the weather as it takes shape. Beginning with the launch of Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite in 2011, our nation signi cantly upgraded its weather monitoring capabilities. The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program, currently in development, continues the advancements proven on S-NPP. But due to recent budget constraints, theres the dangerous potential for a multi-year gap in coverage between S-NPP and its successor JPSS-1, or in the case of a launch failure, its backup JPSS-2. We must develop JPSS-2 now. Any break in information would impair the quality and precision of our weather data, with catastrophic consequences. And not only for severe storm forecasting. Polarorbiting satellites provide drought forecasts valued at $8 billion a year to the farming, transportation, tourism, and energy sectors. Just by forecasting volcanic ash, they save the airline industry some $200 million annually. But to truly see the power of these satellites, consider the major U.S. weather event of last year -Superstorm Sandy. In October, the storm hit the East Coast with a wall of water and winds of up to 90 miles per hour. Sandy claimed 125 American lives and resulted in over $100 billion in damages. Polar-orbiting satellites provided 84 percent of the data in the National Weather Service computer forecast models that tracked Sandy. Almost a week before Sandy made landfall, forecasters accurately predicted when it would hit and how strong it would be. That forecast gave public of cials, businesses, and ordinary citizens substantial time to prepare. New Jersey declared a state of emergency. Millions of families boarded their windows, stocked up on basic supplies, and evacuated to safer areas. Without polar-orbiting satellite data, Sandy forecasts would have been off -way off. Europeans recently re-ran their Sandy forecast model without the data collected by polarorbiting satellites. The resulting prediction of the storms pathway was hundreds of miles off -and didnt show it hitting land at all. Without the information furnished by polar-orbiting satellites, the next Sandy could catch us off guard -and further devastate both people and property. To maximize weather security, a robust satellite program is critical. Federal of cials must adequately fund JPSS-1, expedite the development of its backup and ensure timely introduction into service. Dr. Elbert Friday, Jr., former Director of the National Weather Service, is a fellow and past President of the American Meteorological Society.Weather satellites are critical piece of infrastructure Letter to the EDITOR THE APALACHICOLA TIMESFIND US ON FACEBOOK

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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. 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. 2166 5420% Fri, Mar. 2271 6140% Sat, Mar. 2372 5540% Sun, Mar. 2466 5030% Mon, Mar. 2566 4710% Tues, Mar. 2665 49 0% Wed, Mar. 2766 50 0% 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 28 Th 1053am 1.1 730pm -0.1 29 Fr 1125am 1.3 850pm -0.2 30 Sa 1209pm 1.4 1019pm -0.2 31 Su 102pm 1.6 1151pm -0.3 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW 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 27 We 332am 2.2 300pm 2.2 841am 0.8 905pm 0.0 28 Th 426am 2.2 322pm 2.4 909am 1.1 945pm -0.2 29 Fr 523am 2.2 349pm 2.6 938am 1.3 1029pm -0.3 30 Sa 624am 2.1 422pm 2.6 1008am 1.4 1121pm -0.3 31 Su 733am 2.1 500pm 2.6 1042am 1.6 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW The most popular color on our boats is white, but there are dozens of shades of white. Gelcoat manufacturers offer a small packaged kit that includes a basic white along with a variety of tint colors, red, green and yellow. Adding tint adjusts the shades and tones of the white. Adding tint is a very delicate process, adding small, pinhead, red tint will warm up the white. There are also gelcoat kits, already mixed to match, available through the boat dealer or Spectrum Colors (800-7545516) or Mini-Craft (800282-8244). When adding the provided catalyst, MEK, be careful to follow the directions on the package. When the stress crack has developed and appears to be getting larger, use a small drill bit and carefully drill a mark/hole into the top layer, gelcoat only. Do not penetrate the berglass. This will help keep the crack from growing. With a sharp object, like an old-time church key, can/bottle opener or the edge of a screwdriver, deepen and widen the stress crack. This will allow gelcoat to bond the two edges. IF you have many stress cracks, prepare them all for ll. I apply masking tape along the edges of the cracks. Find a small, 1-2 inch wide rigid plastic, like a credit card, clean each crack thoroughly with acetone, ngernail polish remover or alcohol. Catalyze your gelcoat and spread, pushing gelcoat into crack and over ll, allowing us to later sand into a smooth repair. Drying times vary depending on heat and humidity; be patient. Once the gelcoat has thoroughly hardened, use 120 grit sandpaper, wrapped around a small block (1 by 3 inches) and begin sanding until the masking tape will peel away from the crack. At this point change sanding paper to 400 grit wet/dry, using a spray bottle with water to moisten the repair area and gently sand until perfectly smooth. Use your ngertips as well as your eyes to get it right. Change sandpaper again to a 1,000 or 1,200 grit paper, wet sand to remove tiny scratches left by the 400 grit. Using rubbing compound, or aqua buff 1,000, aggressively buff the area or hand polish/buff until luster is consistent with surrounding area. Note: if stress cracks are apparently developing from beneath the rub-rail, or around the bow rail stanchions, wait for next weeks story. CorrectionThe phone number provided last week for St. Vincent Island turtle adoptions was incorrect. The correct phone number to call is 229-6735. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission often focuses on big, marquee water bodies, such as the Kissimee Chain of Lakes or Lake Okeechobee, but also works on smaller water bodies with great shing potential. Many smaller lakes have sheries that compare favorably with big lakes when it comes to catch rates and quality-size sh. Check out recent results on TrophyCatchFlorida. com for proof. Small lakes accommodate smaller boats and are less crowded, appealing to many anglers. Here are ve relatively small, public lakes from around the state that are worth exploring with rod and reel. Merritts Mill Pond, Jackson County, is east of Marianna and U.S. 90 and covers 202 acres. Merritts Mill Pond is springlled with crystal clear water and lots of submerged plants. The pond is known for Floridas staterecord (4.86 pounds) redear sun sh, which was caught in 1986. It still produces quality redear, plus bluegill and spotted sun sh. The water clarity that makes Merritts Mill Pond a scenic gem makes sh shy, which can present challenges to anglers and biologists. Despite the challenge, biologists routinely collect quality bass, and recent sampling indicates an increasing average weight of bass. With three access points and lots of protection from wind, Merritts Mill Pond is a small-craft-friendly lake, and paddlers may have an advantage in catching more and bigger sh. Lake Gibson, in Polk County, is north of Interstate 4 and Lakeland and comprises 480 acres. Gibson has a productive bass shery, and recent monitoring suggests the bass shery excels in number and size of bass. FWCs current angler survey shows anglers are reporting an average catch of one bass per hour, which is more than double the statewide average. Electro shing surveys on Lake Gibson have collected bass that ranged from a few inches (a sign of successful spawning) up to 9 pounds. Several bass more than 8 pounds were tagged last year as part of an FWC study evaluating catch of trophy largemouth bass. A tagged bass (9.5 pounds) was recently caught and released by a local angler. Lake Gibson is home to quality sun sh and cat sh populations, offering multispecies shing opportunities. The lake has a public boat ramp off Socrum Loop Road and Lake Gibson Drive. Alligator Lake, in Columbia County, is east of U.S. 441 in Lake City and is between 300 and 800 acres depending on water levels. As with many north Florida lakes, it has been plagued by low water during the last decade. However, Tropical Storm Debby re lled it last June. The FWC was quick to take advantage of the lakes restored water levels by stocking redear sunsh and bluegill in September 2012, and a stocking of largemouth bass is planned for spring 2013. Despite recent droughts, a handful of deep areas held water. These refuges sustained enough sh to renew the shery, and sh should grow rapidly due to newly available habitat and resulting forage. In August 2012, Bernard Donnell Jr. caught a near state-record, 17-pound, 1-ounce trophy bass from Alligator Lake. If rainfall keeps Alligator Lake full, look for this shery to re-establish itself as a winner. Lake Baldwin is an Orange County lake just north of State Road 50 near Orlando Executive Airport and is about 225 acres. Orange County is peppered with scores of lakes, some more deserving of your attention than others. Lake Baldwin is one you should try. There, bass anglers have been experiencing some of the highest catch rates in the area. Bass average 2 pounds or less; however, high catch rates are great for developing a shing interest in younger anglers. FWC staff planted eelgrass recently, and the city built two shing piers. Although there is bank shing in Baldwin Park, the best shing is by boat. A public boat ramp is on the south shore. Boaters with motors greater than 10 horsepower have a no wake restriction. Lake Osborne is in Palm Beach County just west of Interstate 95 and Lake Worth and covers 356 acres. Amid canals and the urban backdrop of south Florida, Lake Osborne provides exceptional freshwater shing opportunities. Anglers enjoy catching largemouth bass, sunshine bass, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunsh, cat sh and Mayan cichlids in this park-like atmosphere. Sunshine bass are hybrids (produced and stocked by FWC hatcheries) of striped bass and white bass and handle warm waters better than their parents. Look for them in open-water portions of the lake or deep, constricted areas such as the 6th Avenue pass. A large stocking of hybrids last year should have the shery primed this spring. SMALL LAKESBIG INCENTIVES BIG INCENTIVES BIG INCENTIVES FWCThe current state record (4.86 pounds) redear sunfish was caught by Joey Floyd on Merritts Mill Pond in 1986. and spotted sun sh. The water clarity that makes Merritts Mill Pond a scenic gem makes sh shy, which can present challenges to anglers and biologists. Despite the challenge, biologists routinely collect quality bass, and recent sampling indicates an increasing average weight of bass. With three access points and lots of protection from wind, Merritts Mill Pond is a small-craft-friendly lake, and paddlers may have an advantage in catching more and bigger sh. Lake Gibson, in Polk County, is north of Interstate 4 and Lakeland and comprises 480 acres. Gibson has a productive bass shery, and recent monitoring suggests the bass shery excels in number and size of bass. FWCs current angler survey shows anglers are reporting an average catch of one bass per hour, which is more than double the statewide average. Electro shing surCounty just west of Interstate 95 and Lake Worth and covers 356 acres. Amid canals and the urban backdrop of south Florida, Lake Osborne provides exceptional freshwater shing opportunities. Anglers enjoy catching largemouth bass, sunshine bass, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunsh, cat sh and Mayan cichlids in this park-like atmosphere. Sunshine bass are hybrids (produced and stocked by FWC hatcheries) of striped bass and white bass and handle warm waters better than their parents. Look for them in open-water portions of the lake or deep, constricted areas such as the 6th Avenue pass. A large stocking of hybrids last year should have the shery primed this spring. sunfish was caught by Joey Floyd on Merritts Archaeology Month Events SHIPSHAPEBy Richard HanceGelcoat repairs, minor stress cracksEmail outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, March 21, 2013 OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater: Inshore:Red fish are still holding in schools under the George Tapper bridge this week. Last week we saw a huge number of fish caught here including trout and flounder. Spanish mackerel are being sighted and a few being caught, but no word yet on how strong this fishery will be this spring. Pompano and whiting are thick on the beaches from St. Andrews to Indian Pass right now. Lakes and creeks in our area should be back to normal levels this week. Spring time fishing will increase with the good, mild weather on the way for us. As we enter the first week of spring, good reports are coming from Howard and Depot Creeks this week.

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$4,500,000 $500,000 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 GOAL e new College of Applied Studies at FSU Panama City was approved by the FSU Board of Trustees in June 2010 and allows the campus to more easily respond to workforce needs in our area. We invite you to support e Campaign for Our Communitys University by helping us build an endowment for tomorrows jobs. Our goal is to establish a $5 million endowment for the College of Applied Studies by 2017, which will allow FSU Panama City to establish student scholarships, implement new degree programs and provide new equipment and technology. To learn how you can support our communitys university, contact Mary Beth Lovingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblovingood@pc.fsu.edu.THECAMPAIGN FOR OUR COMMUNITYS UNIVERSITYEndowment for Tomorrows Jobs PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.comThursday, March 21, 2013 APage 7SectionBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The next few weeks could be a tipping point for the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team. Sporting a record of 5-7 overall and 2-2 in District 2-1A play, the Tiger Sharks play three district games this week, follow with four more games the following week and three the week after that as the schedule heats up. The Tiger Sharks hosted Bozeman on Tuesday, host Liberty County at 5 p.m. (JV) and 7 p.m. ET tonight and host South Walton at 6 p.m. (varsity only) on Friday. This is a big week for us, said Coach Chuck Gannon. We still have a ways to go, but we cant afford to back up too many more games. We have to get in there this week and see how we can do against these other district teams. The teams other than Blountstown, that is, which is undefeated on the season and handed Port St. Joe two lopsided losses in the week prior to the Spring Break. In the week before Spring Break, the Tiger Sharks also fell 6-2 to Altha in a game that was rained out with the teams tied 2-2 on Monday and was continued two days later. Bryce Godwin was the losing pitcher and the Tiger Sharks managed just two hits and made several costly errors, Gannon said. During the break, the Tiger Sharks entertained teams from Mississippi. Last Tuesday, Port St. Joe fell 3-0 to Ingomar, MS. Austin Clayton was the losing pitcher but the Tiger Sharks faced Ingomars No. 1 pitcher and could not put together hits. Austin pitched well enough to keep us in the ball game, Gannon said, noting the score was 1-0 in the late innings. We could not get enough timely hits to produce runs. On Thursday, the Tiger Sharks got back in the groove during a doubleheader with Myrtle, MS. The Tiger Sharks won both ends of the twin bill by 11-3 scores behind the starting pitching of Chase Wilder, the winner in the rst game, and Cole Cryderman who won the second. Those victories helped pick our spirits up, Gannon said. We had lost a little con dence, I think. We did start to hit the ball a little bit better and our defense is picking up. We played good defense against Ingomar. We hit the ball better and it was good for the kids to go out there and get the bats on the ball. Wilder struck out four and allowed two hits and Cryderman struck out three and allowed just one hit. Tyler Worley was 5 for 6 on the day to lead the Tiger Sharks offense; Godwin was 4 for 8. Cryderman and Ricky Pennington were 2 for 4 in the opener and Tucker Smith was 2 for 4 and Jarkeice Davis 2 for 3 in the nightcap.Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team came away with a split last Saturday as the Lady Tiger Sharks hosted four teams during their annual Spring Classic. Sneads, Bay High and Madison County joined Port St. Joe on the diamond. Bay High downed Port St. Joe 7-3 in the opening game. Stephanie Brinkmeier pitched three innings and allowed ve hits and three runs while walking none and striking out two. MaKayla Ramsey entered in the fourth and allowed 10 hits and four runs while fanning ve and walking none. Brinkmeier had a double, single and drove in one run. Shannon Pridgeon also doubled and Haley Wood, HalLeigh Keels and Kelsey Miles each had a hit. Port St. Joe faced Madison County later in the day and won 8-1. Ramsey went the distance on the mound, giving up three hits, one run and striking out three while walking none. Miles had two hits, Brittney King a double and two RBIs, Keels a double and two RBIs to lead the Lady Tiger Sharks. Ramsey, Wood, Pridgeon and Christian Laine each had a hit and Wood drove in one run. Port St. Joe is at Blountstown tonight and Franklin County on Friday.Star Staff ReportSeveral Gulf County residents participated in the Chili Pepper Run on St. George Island on March 2. As one of those residents noted, it was a blustery day. Grant Terry, Larry Wagner, Michelle Perrin, Zach Childs, Bo Spring, Steve Newman and Steve Wich participated. Spring was rst in the age 35-39 division with a time of 24 minutes. Wagner won the 55-59 age group in a time of 25 minutes, 48 seconds. Perrin nished third in the 25-29 age group and Newman was rst in the 45-49 age group with a time of 25 minutes, eight seconds. Wich clocked in at 24 minutes, 4 seconds.Star Staff ReportThe annual Port St. Joe Dixie Youth Baseball Leagues Day of Baseball will be held this Saturday beginning at 8:45 a.m. ET. This is an all-day fun event and the entire community is invited to attend. Ten baseball games will be played in one day on the elds between Eighth and Tenth Streets. Opening ceremonies start at 8:45 a.m. and the rst pitches are scheduled for 9 a.m. The concession stand will be open all day so folks can stay through lunch. This year the league has about 150 kids registered on 13 different teams ranging from age 6 up to age 12. Mary Lou Cumbie will sing the national anthem and Dr. Geoffrey Lentz will open with prayer from the FUMC. On the same day, the Boy Scouts will take advantage of the already assembled crowd and will conduct a food drive. So please hit the pantry before you come to the elds and collect any non-perishable goods you may have. The food can be dropped off at the concession stand or any other marked location in the park.Cheerleading tryouts in Port St JoeStar Staff ReportCheerleading tryouts for Port St. Joe schools will be March 25-29. You must contact either Kristal Smallwood at 227-8251, ksmallwood@gulf.k12. .us or Anna McFarland at 227-1221, amcfarland@gulf. k12. .us before March 25 to receive proper paperwork.Star Staff ReportOn behalf of the Dr. David Langston Youth Basketball League, coordinators Michael Harris and Johanna White extend their gratitude and appreciation to all those who donated towards the success of the program. The program was supported by 45 participants ages 7-13 who demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and excitement for the program. The hope is that this will be an ongoing program to bene t the youth of the community. Ann and Mitch Leonard, Jennifer Hiddleson, Greg Lay eld, Jim Belin, Temple Watson, Jack Kerigan, Billy Dixson, Sr., Ashley Robinson, Tim Croft and The Star, Vivian Patten, John Crosby, Charles Givens, Jay Rish and Gulf Coast Real Estate, Andy Smith, Raf eld Fisheries, Jim Anderson, Ralph Rish, Tommy Knox, Tim DePuy, Tim Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Phil McCroan, Steve Brants Roo ng, Bill Dodson, Jeremy Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Tschudi, Mary Jo Walsh, Herbert Beard, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dickey, Barbara Baxter, Sue Kennington; Tonya Knox, Wyvonne Pickett, Tenecia Monette, Mike Harrison, Barry Sellers, Rev. Lawrence Gantt, Christa Mathews, Myrtle Fox, Heather Fox, Rev. Robert Lowery, Elder Chester Davis, Robert Thomas, Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals, Lawrence Dorn, Shirley Thompson, John Hanlon, Charles Gathers, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Quinn, Jr., Comforter Funeral Home. Critical weeks ahead for Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks baseball COURTESY OF PHIL COALE AT THECOUNTYRECORD.NETAustin Clayton pitched well but suffered the loss last week against a Mississippi high school. Jarkeice Davis dives but cannot come up with the catch in a loss against Blountstown.Langston Youth Basketball League ends seasonSpring and Wagner were both age group winners.County residents compete in Chili Pepper RunSPECIAL TO THE STARGrant Terry, Larry Wagner, Michelle Perrin, Zach Childs, Bo Spring, Steve Newman and Steve Wich participated in the Chili Pepper Run. Port St. Joe splits in Spring Classic Day of Baseball this Saturday

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Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information Pet Wellness ProgramDr. Hobson Fulmer | Dr. John Duncan187 Highway 98 Eastpoint, FL Open Monday Friday 8-6 PMWe are a full service Veterinary Clinic offering small animal medicine and surgery:Laser Surgery Low cost spay and neuter Monthly heartworm injections (no need for pills) Dentistry with digital x rays Ophthalmology (including glaucoma screening) Dermatology including allergy testing Nutritional counseling and diets Sonograms for internal organ evaluation and cancer screening Complete laboratory facilities Boarding After hours emergency care Highly trained, compassionate, professional sta FREE VACCINATIONS WITH EACH WELLNESS EXAM CALL 8506708306 FOR AN APPOINTMENT APALACHICOLA BAYANIMAL CLINIC YOUR OTHER FAMILY DOCTOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe Planning and Development Review Board will hold a Meeting to discuss a Request for a special Exceptionon 4/9/13, 4:00 EST, at City Hall at 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL for James & Glenda Kennedy, located at 1904 JuniperAvenue, Parcel #05576-000R. The reason for the request is Per Section 2.13(5)(g)(h) of the Land Development Regulations. Theproposed plans can be reviewed at the Building Department located at 1002 10th St. and can be reached for questions at (850)229-1093. All persons are invited to attend this meeting. Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Planning and Development Review Board with respect to any matter considered at said meeting will need a record of the proceedings,and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The Planning and Review Board of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a verbatim record of this meeting.IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIESACT, persons needing special accommodations to participate in these proceedings should contact Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, (850)229-8261. and port director Tommy Pitts recently had a positive meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Mobile, Ala. Gonzalez also said his company had been in touch with state ofcials to begin moving the ball ahead on dredging of the deepwater shipping channel. The ship channel is authorized for dredging up to 35 feet, but dredging has not taken place in more than two decades. And while the collaboration between port and St. Joe has provided a larger port footprint to market and a Florida Department of Transportation grant will fund improvements to the Genesee Wyoming rail line connecting the port to points north, creating a deeper shipping channel is essential to developing the port. We all understand and agree that dredging is a big part of moving forward, Gonzalez said. Dredging, Gonzalez added, was the most complex aspect of growing the port and had the longest lead time from applying to the Corps and having the work performed. He also said dredging will be the most expensive aspect of developing the port. Toward that end, he said, it was important that all stakeholders in the Port of Port St. Joe be on the same page in lobbying for dredging. We need to have a consistent message that dredging is a priority, Pitts said. The complexity is in understanding what will be needed to open the shipping channel to accommodate the large ships that are a target for efforts by the Bank of Montreal, engaged by The St. Joe Company to market the port. Pitts said the equation must take in the nature of the materials dredged, where those dredged materials could be placed and how much material needs to be moved. Pitts said the turning basin the to shipping channel, for example, by its nature might not need to be dredged to 35 feet. The meeting with the Corps was very positive, Gonzalez said. I thought their perception was one to assist. Pitts added, I thought they were surprised by the progress we have made. The dialogue will be ongoing with the Corps and state ofcials. Another major roadblock to port development is the pending legal action by Capital City Bank to foreclose on a mortgage for port land on which the port has constructed a barge bulkhead. The parcel, adjacent to the old Arizona Chemical site now owned by the port and sitting along the Intracoastal Waterway, is in port possession with a mortgage worth more than $4 million. The positive last week was that Capital City Bank asked for and was granted a continuance from a March district court trial. That continuance pushes the court date back to May. Capital City Bank is seeking a summary judgment in its favor, but the Port Authority has also argued for a summary judgment on the basis that mortgaging public property without a voter referendum was beyond the scope of the Port Authoritys powers. They asked for the continuance to look at several issues, and we certainly had no problem with that, Port Authority attorney Tom Gibson said. The hope is that time will be on the ports side, with a chance to secure business and revenue in a bid to stave off any legal action that would move the Port Authority off the barge bulkhead land. The Port Authority has submitted two pre-proposals to the county RESTORE Act committee, both for $5 million. The rst priority would be an application to secure funding to satisfy the Capital City Bank mortgage. In the alternative, the Port Authority is asking for $5 million to assist on dredging. The port master plan update critical to apply for state or federal grant funding is back on the front burner, with Pitts having received essential market analyses from the Bank of Montreal. We will be able to get back on schedule, Pitts said. The Port Authority and new Gulf County Economic Development Alliance Inc. also have continued to work together on a variety of fronts, said Barry Sellers, director of the newlyformed EDA. I think because of what we are doing and (the port is) doing, we are joined at the hip, Sellers said. I think it is important that we work closely together. Sellers said 75 percent of inquiries to the EDA, formerly the Gulf County Economic Development Alliance, revolve around the port. That is something that needs to be as symbiotic as possible, said Port Authority member Patrick Jones. Sellers said the EDA is working on three projects that could involve the port, adding that one of those projects seems to be on a fast track. This is a project I feel good about, Sellers said. We continue to expand our web and try to catch as much as we can in our net. We are all working together trying to bring jobs here. One of the goals is to put the name in front of as many people as possible. PORT from page A1 AUBURN from page A1There are some great hearts here, said Lizzie Handlin, who spent her second spring break in Port St. Joe as part of outreach trip. Its the people that keep us coming back. The students see what their deeds sow. I love the positive impact it has on the community, said Connor Bradley, who celebrated his fourth year in Gulf County. His crew was stationed at the Church of God in Christ in North Port St. Joe, where they performed repairs and painted exterior walls. Bradley noted that local residents look forward to their annual visits not only because of the assistance the group offers but because theyve built real relationships within the community. Diana Burkett, executive director of the CCDF, was thrilled with the response this year and praised the work of the visiting students. Ive never met a student who isnt polite and pleasant. Theyve really touched lives, Burkett said. Why would students want to give up a stereotypical spring break to focus on others instead of themselves? It seems the answer is relatively simple. I get more joy out of helping others than just spending a week hanging out, Bradley said. Ive been fortunate in my life; this is my way of giving back, Handlin said.Ive been fortunate in my life; this is my way of giving back. Lizzie Handlin Auburn University student

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Star Staff ReportThe annual Junior Service League of Port St. Joe Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 30. 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 benefit 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 benefit of children with needs in the community. For more information on the Egg Hunt, contact Nicki Skiles at 227-5005 or email nickiskiles@yahoo. com. Or contact The Junior Service League at P. O. Box 114, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 or jslpsj@gmail.com. COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, March 21, 2013 BPage 1Section Centennial TRIVIAWhen did the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) anchor in St Josephs Bay for guests to go aboard for a visit?Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B9 By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Be who you are. Youll go far in life. Those smart words came from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School senior Carley Clements, who was the recipient of the Student of the Year award. She wasnt just the winner from Gulf County, but the entire state of Florida. Clements received her award during the Florida Association of Student Councils conference held earlier this month in West Palm Beach. Clements and the rest of the Student Government Council from PSJHS, which includes Nicolette Haddock, Caitlin Godwin and Morgan Butts, attended the annual event to participate in workshops and further develop their leadership skills. At the close of the FASC conference Clements received the award in front of 600 other students. I was crying, Clements said. I was so shocked that it was me. The winner attributes her win to a positive attitude, outgoing personality, and strong leadership qualities. She also participates in numerous extracurricular activities including Key Club, Math Club and Teen Court. Shes worked with the TV production team for four years and does community service whenever her busy schedule permits. Carley is amazing, said Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School math teacher and SGA advisor, Joni White who nominated Clements for the award. I cant wait to see the places she is going to go and the things she is going to accomplish. White submitted an application and collected letters of recommendation from the schools principal and SGA members in addition to the one she wrote herself. The selection of Student of the Year ultimately rested on the shoulders of the FASC executive board which consists of both students and adults. After graduation Clements plans to complete her general education courses at Gulf Coast State College and then pursue her degree in radio and TV broadcasting. As surprised as Clements might have been to receive the award, her peers didnt seem so shocked. Her friends in the SGA were proud of her accomplishments. I look up to Carley, Butts said. Shes the reason why I want to keep doing this. By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com A at screen TV, lights that turn on when the room is entered, and a highpowered sound system. It might sound like the dream living room, but its actually the new Dolphin Caf at Port St. Joe Elementary School. The $1 million renovation built with funds from the states Public Education Capital Outlay budget was completed last week and opened to students for the rst time on Monday. As Principal Sue Gannon cut the ribbon across the serving line door, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton thanked school board members Linda Wood and George Cox and Reggie Kemp from Ajax Construction, project manager, for their time and dedication to the project. During the 10-month construction period, students ate their lunches in the gymnasium creating a burden when it came to coordinating lunch time and physical education classes. Before the renovation, the By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Another year of investing in the city of Port St. Joe. The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency released its annual report this month, outlining the leverage the agency has brought to its funding and how that leverage has bene ted the community. The PSJRA operates with what is known as tax increment funding, the agency receiving a percentage of any increase in property values within the agencys district. That district has grown since the boundaries were rst drawn in 1989. Expanded to include all of the neighborhood of North Port St. Joe 20 years later, the PSJRA district now encompasses 452 acres with 731 parcels, up from 115 acres and 142 parcels when initially formed. Since 2006, the PSJRA has leveraged its TIF to attract more than JSL Easter Egg HuntInvesting in the community TIM CROFT | The StarThe Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot was dedicated last year, one of a number of infrastructure improvements brought by the work of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency.PSJRA releases annual reportSee COMMUNITY B9 PSJ senior Clements named student of the year Photos SPECIAL TO THE STARAn emotional Carley Clements was thrilled with her Student of the Year award. At right, the Port St. Joe High School SGA attended the Florida Association of Student Councils conference. Lunchroom serves up spaceRemodeled eatery ribbon-cutting at Port St. Joe elementaryWES LOCHER | The StarThe lucky rst students settled in and enjoyed the new lunchroom.See LUNCHROOM B9

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Star Staff ReportGulf County Senior Citizens, located at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, invites the public to join them from 10 a.m. until noon ET on Tuesday, April 2 for Dancing to the Oldies by D.J. Frances Markham. Listen and dance to music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and current hits. Members of the Panama City 55+ Club will be present to demonstrate the cha-cha, line dances, bop and shag and much more. Open to the public, donations are needed and appreciated. Other events at the center include gospel singing, weekly blood pressure checks, exercise class, bingo, arts and crafts and educational programs. From 2 -3 p.m. ET on the fourth Tuesday of each month an Alzheimers Support group meets at the Senior Center. The Center serves a hot nutritional meal each day at noon for seniors 60 and over, donations accepted. The Center is open 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. For more information about any of these events please call Debbie at 229-8466. OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyDRAKE!Drake is a 1yr. Flame Point domestic short hair who is a sharp dresser. He is very friendly and playful and loves attention. Drake would make a great family pet because he loves kids, dogs and other cats. If you can give Drake a forever home, do not hesitate to contact us. 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 Animal Hospital of Port St. Joe24-Hour 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 WWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, March 21, 2013By Roy Lee CarterCounty Extension Director Its the time of year to do some spring cleaning in your landscape. That means taking care of the routine pruning of your ornamental plants. Usually you prune landscape plants to get rid of unwanted growth, to bene t the part of the plant that remains after pruning. To improve the appearance of the plant. Pruning isnt the most complicated thing in the world. But, its important to do it right. Pruning is an important part of good cultural care of your landscape. A variety of speci c situations call for pruning. If you dont do it, your landscape plants wont grow or look as good as they could. My information on pruning was provided by Emeritus Extension Urban Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert Black with IFAS of the University of Florida. The most obvious time to prune is if a plant has dead, weak, or damaged wood, or wood thats infested with insects or a disease. Transplanting is another time when pruning is needed. When transplanting, prune the foliage to balance the top of the plant with its root system. Rejuvenate older plants in your landscape by pruning away some of the older stems and branches. This will stimulate new, more vigorous growth. Prune to make a plant look like you want it to. If you want a certain shape or size, pruning is essential. Finally, prune to make a plant produce more owers or fruit. Deciding when to prune can be confusing. In Florida we can grow so many different plants that its impossible to pick one right time to prune everything. You can do light trimming anytime. But, the best time for major pruning depends on the kinds of plants you have. Most ower plants should be pruned right after they ower. Deciduous plants, such as sweet gum, Crape Myrtle, and Jacaranda which go dormant during cold weather need to be pruned in the winter. Most evergreens including plants such as Podocarpus, Ligustrum, Hollies and Wax Myrtle can be pruned anytime. But, its best to prune before growth starts in the spring. Shrubs that bloom in the summer and fall such as hibiscus, roses and oleanders also should be pruned before the rst ush of growth in the spring. There is one very important exception to these recommendations. That is pruning to remove cold-damaged limbs and branches. For this, wait until after new growth starts in the spring. If you do heavy pruning now. You might lose more of the plant than you have to. By waiting until new growth begins, you can tell how much of the plant will recover. Even the small branches which obviously have been killed should be left on the plant until spring. They can help protect the plant against further cold damage. Use hand shears and loppers, not hedge clippers for pruning smaller branches. Shears will crush and mangle larger branches, instead of cutting them away. You will need to use a pruning saw for these. Undercut large branches, so they dont tear away long sections of bark when they fall. Make sure all cuts are smooth and ush with the reaming branch of trunk. Jagged edges invite insect and disease problems. For more information on pruning shrubs, call the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit http://gulf.ifas.u .edu.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 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 quali ed veterans with information regarding the Post. Interested veterans also can go to www.legion.org. For God and Country.Star Staff ReportA group of women offering friendship and understanding to moms who have lost children, this support group has been set up to let those moms know they do not walk alone. The death of a child is probably the most traumatic, life-changing event anyone could ever go through so Moms Circle of Hope gets together to offer support to each other. The meetings are at 6 p.m. ET on the rst Monday of each month (unless the meeting date falls on a holiday) at the No Name Caf on Reid Avenue in downtown Port St. Joe. Facebook MomsCircleofHope or email momscircleofhope@hotmail.com.Pruning shrubs must be done correctly ROY LEE CARTERCounty extension director American Legion Post 116 regular meetingAmerican Legion bene t sh fry/ chicken barbecue Moms Circle of Hope Events at the Gulf County Senior Citizens THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK Star Staff ReportPort St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School was ranked eighth among state high schools in the amount of money raised during the Dig Pink event that closed the regular season for volleyball in 2012. The Lady Tiger Sharks raised $1,200, which tied for eighth-most among all Florida high schools, regardless of class. The Dig Pink events, during which spectators, players and coaches are encouraged to wear pink, bene ts the Side Out Foundation, a non-pro t organization that raises money for breast cancer research through the sport of volleyball. When student athletes share their limited free time with others in order to make a difference in the lives of those around them, it is not only impressive, it is inspiring, and we wanted to share this accomplishment with you, said the Florida High School Athletics Association in a press release. In all, Florida high schools raised more than $29,000, good for No. 9 among all states. Nationwide, last falls Dig Pink event raised more than $1.1 million for breast cancer research. Top Florida fundraising teams in 2012 include: Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart $8,626.53; St. Lukes Lutheran School $5,469.78; Titusville High School $2,702.05; Fort Myers High School $2,303; Lely High School $2,100; Jupiter Christian School $1,893; Astronaut High School $1,836.21; Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School $1,200; Barron Collier High School $1,200; Northview High School $1,155.84; Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind $1,100.75; Oak Hall School $1,060; Ponte Vedra High School $1,023.Special to The StarPANAMA CITY Life Management Center employees Emilee Jones, FACT Peer Specialist, and Tricia Pearce, Community Relations Specialist, recently received certi cation as Mental Health First Aid instructors. Jones and Pearce are the only certied Mental Health First Aid instructors between Tallahassee and Pensacola. Certi cation requires completion of a 40-hour course and successful completion of a nal exam and presentation. With this certi cation they will be able to offer the 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course in the community. This course teaches participants a vestep action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual, the certi cation program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. Thorough evaluations in randomized controlled trials and a quantitative study have proved the CPR-like program effective in improving trainees knowledge of mental disorders, reducing stigma and increasing the amount of help provided to others. Mental Health First Aid is auspiced at the ORYGEN Research Centre at the University of Melbourne in Australia under the direction of MHFA founders Betty Kitchener and Tony Jorm. To date, it has been replicated in six other countries worldwide, including Hong Kong, Scotland, England, Canada, Finland, and Singapore. Life Management Center will begin offering the training this spring. For more information about Mental Health First Aid, please contact Life Management Center at (850) 522-4485, ext. 1107.PSJHS raises dollars for Dig Pink Employees earn instructor certi cation EMILEE JONES TRICIA PEARCE

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CONCURRENT NOTICE NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDSMarch 21, 2013 City of Port St. Joe, Florida 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Boulevard Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 (850) 229-8261 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Port St. Joe. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about April 2, 2013 theCity of Port St. Joe, Florida will submit a request to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project 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. The purpose is to replace aging iron pipe which is the major factor in poor water quality in the neighborhood. All work is to be conned to existing rights of way and is estimated to cost $650,000 including project administration costs. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Port St. Joe has determined that the project will have no signicant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on le at City Hall at located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Boulevard, Port St. Joe FL. and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M to 4:30 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the ofce of the City Manager. All comments must be received by April 1, 2013. Comments will be considered prior to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity requesting a release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Port St. Joe certies to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and HUD that Mel C. Magidson, Jr., in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satised. The States approval of the certication satises its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows City of Port St. Joe to use the CDBG funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS DEO will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Port St. Joe certication for a period of fteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certication was not executed by the Certifying Ofcer of the City of Port St. Joe; (b) the City of Port St. Joe has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or nding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written nding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures at 24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76 and shall be addressed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CDBG Program, MSC-400, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6508. Potential objectors should contact the City of Port St. Joe to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Mel C. Magidson, Jr., Mayor City of Port St. Joe Sunday, March 31stLuncheon Buet served from 11:00 am until 3:00 pmReservations Encouraged (850) 227-7900 602 Monument Avenue Highway 98 on St. Joe Bay Port St. Joe, Florida School NewsThe Star| B3Thursday, March 21, 2013 On Thursday, March 7, Faith Christian School students celebrated the birthday of Dr. Suess. As the pictures show, a great time was had by all. Star Staff ReportThe following Continuing Education Classes will be offered in the coming weeks at the Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast Community College. Nuts & Bolts of Photography The emphasis of this class is to have fun getting to know your camera, be it digital or lm. 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 masterpieces / works of art. Instructor: Bonnie Jones, GCSC Adjunct Instructor and Professional Photographer Date: Monday, March 25 Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Room: C-103 CRN: Course: XCE0063 Fee: $21 Drawing & Colored Pencil Basic drawing skills will be practiced in creating a composition that will be nished with colored pencil. Colored pencils can be layered and blended, soft or more dened. Come and join the fun in this colorful medium. Supplies: Bring a set of colored pencils, drawing paper, erasers and drawing pencils. Questions? Contact: Jennifer@bonavstudio. com or 850-215-9143 Instructor: Jennifer Bonaventura, GCSC Adjunct Instructor and professional Artist Date: Thursday, March 21 & 28 Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Room: C-103 CRN: Course: XCE0065 Fee: $49 Acrylic Painting & Texture Explore ways to build and create textures with acrylic paint and mediums in this fun half day workshop. Instructor will provide some supplies; please bring a canvas or painting surface, paints, brushes, water container and $5 material fee to instructor. Contact for list & questions: Jennifer@bonavstudio.com or 850-215-9143 Instructor: Jennifer Bonaventura, GCSC Adjunct Instructor and Professional Artist Date: Thursday, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Room: C-103 CRN: Course: XCE0066 Fee: $99 Register On-line: www.gulfcoast. edu/continuingEd For More Information: 850-872-3823Gulf/Franklin Continuing Education Classes READ! RREAD! RREAD!Special to The St T A REvery student in Mrs. Baileys third-grade class at Wewahitchka Elementary School reached their Accelerated Reader goal for the third nine weeks. Accelerated Reader is a program in which students read a variety of books and take a test to earn points. Different books are worth different points. Mrs. Bailey set each students goal at the beginning of the nine weeks and the students had until the end of the nine weeks to reach it. To motivate students, Mrs. Bailey rewarded the students who reached their goal. The rewards varied and ranged from root beer/cream soda oats, extra time on the classroom Kindles, or extra time on the playground. Since all of her students have met their goal these nine weeks, Mrs. Bailey is planning something special. The students will have an Easter/AR party at the end of March. Mrs. Baileys class wants to encourage all students to Read, Read, Read! The Lions tT ALESpecial to THE St T AR

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Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC(Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4th Thursday of Every MonthThe Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library DriveAn Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M.The Rev. Lou Little, PriestServices Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your homeFirst Church of the Nazarene2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2Sunday School............................10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith ChurchHOME OF THE POWERHOUSE YOUTHMINISTRIESPastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Welcome you to worship with us: Sunday 10:30am SundayNight Prayer 6pm Wednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433 TOUCHING LIVES WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS 6pm Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET Dr. Geoffrey Lentz Pastor First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander,Minister to StudentsNew Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor SundaySunday School.............9:00 am Worship Service............10:30 am Youth Groups...............5:30 pm New Service Schedule for First Baptist ChurchSunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am WednesdayDinner.5:00 6:00 pm AWANA.6:00 7:30 pm Surrender Student Ministry6:15 7:30 pm Prayer/Bible Study.6:30 7:30 pm Read the Bible for Life Class6:15 7:30 pm Nursery..6:00 7:30 pm SUNDAY : WORSHIP AT SUNSETPARK 8 AM (CST) 10:30 AM (CST) ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BIBLE CLASS 9:30 AM (CST) MONDAY : LIFETREE CAF 7 PM (CST) TUESDAY: MENS BIBLE STUDY 6:30 PM (CST) THURSDAY: WOMENS BIBLE STUDY 5 PM (CST)1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL(850) 648.1151 www.livingwateratthebeach.com Special to The StarThe hidden world of hoarding will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, March 25. The program, titled Surrounded by Stuff: Understanding the Hidden World of Hoarding, features a short lm of a woman whose hoarding caused her such shame she wouldnt let a plumber into her home to x broken pipes. Lifetree representative Craig Cable said the program offers help for those who hoard and for those who live with hoarders. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehousetype setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@ fairpoint.net.From staff reportsAnnual Womens Luncheon at New Life ChristianThe members at New Life Christian Center Church would like to invite the public to its annual Womens Luncheon, Yes to Change, a coming together for the symbolizing of friendship, togetherness, celebration of love and faith. The luncheon will be at 11 a.m. ET on March 23. The church is at 504 Sixth St. in Port St. Joe. The guest speaker will be Pastor Scarlett Harrington of Goodness of God Church of Panama City. Come and be blessed. Lunch is free.Passion Week at Victory TempleVictory Temple Seasoned Women Department will host Passion Week 7:30 p.m. ET nightly March 25-29. Speakers are 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.Family fun day and Easter Egg HuntFirst United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe is hosting a community-wide family fun day from 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. Festivities will include an Easter Egg Hunt, a bouncy house, a blow-up slide, face painting, fried chicken and games. Everyone is invited to celebrate with us. For more information contact the church of ce at 227-1724.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.PSJ First United Methodist Church to observe Holy Week servicesThe rst United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe will observe Holy Week with Lenten Services Monday through Friday, March 25 to 29 at 12 noon. There will be a special minister each day who will bring the message in the sanctuary of the church. Monday: Pastor James Wiley of Oak Grove Church; Tuesday: The Rev. Phillip J. Fortin of St. Joseph Catholic Church; Wednesday: Dr. Geoffrey Latz of First United Methodist Church; Thursday and Friday are to be announced. Following the message each day a soup and sandwich luncheon will be served in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone in the community is welcome to come and join us in fellowship with friends as we observe this special week. FAITHThursday, March 21, 2013 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.comJesus paid the price for me and for you. What else can I say? What else can I do? Tell this to others wherever you go. Because there are those that still dont know. There are many more that just dont care. They are living for the things of this world, trying to get their share. We need to keep sharing Jesus, because this world is not all there is. Jesus is coming back one day to take all believers to His. Ive told you the truth, there is life after death. If you dont believe, get all you can here, before you take your last breath. Billy Johnson Robert L. Montgomery Sr., 74, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away March 14, 2013, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, in Bay County, Fla., surrounded by members of his loving family, after an extended illness. Mr. Montgomery was a true Southern gentleman; a faithful, loving husband to his wife, a wonderful Daddy to his children and an awesome Paw-Paw to his grandchildren. He was proud to head up such a large group of extended family and will be remembered for his big smile and warm and loving heart! He will be missed by his devoted wife, Helen Cookie Richards Montgomery; their children: three sons: Bobby Montgomery Jr. (wife, Ricci), Larry Gilley, Tim Montgomery (wife, Donna); two daughters: Terri Boardway (husband, Ed), and Stephanie Gann (husband, Tracey); sister, Ann Williams, brother, Eddie Montgomery (Sue Scott); two Brothers-In-Law: Billy Joe Richards (wife, Laura); Ward Richards (wife, Louise); grandchildren, Sarah, Josh, and Jesse Montgomery, Dustin and Dalton Gilley, Bowin Montgomery, Michael Golson (wife, Corali), Summer Golson, Amber Wagner, Michaela (Sammii) Boardway, Jesse Gann (Brittany), Mary Hagan (Chris); six Great-Grandchildren: Mariah and Bella Golson, Michael, Lacey and Emma Grace Hagan, Caleb Gann; one Aunt, Ioma K. Seay, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his many, many friends. Robert was born and raised in Port St. Joe, a home-town which was very dear to his heart. He was the rst-born son of George, (Buck) and Sarah Frances, (Fannie) Montgomery who preceded him in death. After graduating from Port St. Joe High School, Class of 1957, he was employed at the A & P Grocery Store, Glidden Company and then retired from St. Joe Paper Company after 36 years. Mr. Montgomery was President of the local Jaycees several times, a State Director of the Jaycees and JC1 Senator # 20118. He was the winner of the Outstanding Jaycee and Keyman several times, named in WHOS WHO of the United States International Jaycees and Outstanding Personalities of the South. Robert was a long time member of the Highland View Baptist Church. He was the Choir Director, Sunday School Superintendent and served as a member of the Maintenance Committee for many years, until his health prevented regular attendance. Flowers will be accepted or Donations may be made to the Highland View Baptist Church. Viewing was held and the family received friends from 2-3 p.m. EST in the Highland View Baptist Church Sanctuary on Monday, March 18. Funeral services followed at 3 p.m. EST in the church, 382 Ling Street in Port St. Joe with the Rev. Josh Fidler and the Rev. Dave Fernandez of ciating. Interment followed in the family plot at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe. Active Pallbearers were Bailey Chumney, Vergil Daniels, Ronald Ramsey, Alvin Todd, David White and Frank Williams. Honorary Pallbearers included: Chris Goodwin, Ralph Knight, Melvin Lindsey Curtis Little, Donald Ramsey, Houston Ramsey, Jim Rabon Jr., Gordon (Buck) Rhames, Harry Lee Smith, Dennis Scully and Tommy Ward. Faith BRIEFS Hidden world of hoarding explored at Lifetree Caf WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY? ObituariesRobert L. Montgomery ROBERT MONTGOMERY

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Martin Q. Buddy Gay passed from this earthly life to his Heavenly home on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Born July 30, 1932, Buddy was a lifetime resident of Wewahitchka and had a wealth of stories to share about growing up in the small town he loved, working with his father to deliver ice, exploring the rivers and lakes and learning useful and practical trades that would serve him well through the years as he worked and raised his family. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church since childhood and worked in many capacities including that of deacon and Sunday School teacher for the mens Bible Class. He served in the U.S. Navy upon the USS The Sullivans during the Korean Conict and was proud to be an American. In 1957 he started work at Glidden, later to be known as Arizona Chemical in Port St. Joe. He raised his family spending countless hours on callouts, coming home with smelly clothes that he called the smell of bread and butter. He retired in 1995 after 38 years of service. He lived a simple life with family and friends and loved his life at the farm in Honeyville gardening, tending his cows, and tinkering on numerous projects. He was a man of great wisdom and experience who loved his Lord and shared his faith and Bible knowledge with countless numbers. His legacy will be honored by the cherished memories of his life. He is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Vergie Gay; mother, Ruby Gay; father, Tobe Gay; sisters, Joy Carter and Myrna Carolyn Gay. He is survived by his children; Karen Burge (Rudy), Joy Johnson (Bobby), Mark Gay (Susan), Mitchell Gay (Rhonda) and Arvelia Williamson (Croska); grandchildren, Jamie Gibbens (Heather), Amber Fredericksen (Tim), Kristi Taunton, Gayla Williamson, Colby Lee Gay, and Cheslee Williamson; great grandchildren, Trenton Gibbens, MacKenzie Strickland and Cooper Gibbens. He is also survived by brothers, Troy Gay (Gisela) and Toby Gay (Dorothy) and sister, Mary Ellen Marshall; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins; and a special friend Vera Rozier. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. CT Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the home of Mitchell Gay 111 Canopy Rd Wewahitchka. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. CT, Thursday, March 7, 2013 at First Baptist Church Wewahitchka with interment following in Roberts Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Calvin Maddox, Travis Whitman, Fletcher Patterson, Jim Quick, Roy Lee Carter and Randy Neel, Mack Eubanks, and his former coworkers from Arizona Chemical; and members of his Sunday School class; active pallbearers were Charles Border, Woody Borders, Tony Price, Teddy Kemp, Jamie Gibbens, and Brian Hill. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed or viewed at www.southerlandfamily. com. Southerland Family Funeral Homes 100 E. 19th St. Panama City, Fla. 32405 850-785-8532 2089829 Local/FaithThe Star| B5Thursday, March 21, 2013 Mr. William Mack Rafeld, age 86 of Wewahitchka, Fla., passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Panama City, Fla. William was born on April 19, 1926, in Georgia and had lived in Gulf County for most of his life. He was a retired sherman and was an Army Veteran of World War II serving with the 2nd Armored Division (Hell on Wheels) under the command of General George S. Patton. He was a member of White City Baptist Church. Survivors include daughter Naomi Kirk and husband Chris of Wewahitchka, Fla.; ve sons, Johnny Raker and his wife Donna of Howard Creek, Fla., James Raker of White City, William Rafeld and his wife Linda of Howard Creek, Fla., Jesse Rafeld of White City, Fla., and Danny Rafeld of Georgia; nine grandchildren and ve great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. CT on Friday, March 15, 2013, at White City Baptist Church with the Rev. Nick Davis ofciating. Interment followed in Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe, Fla. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. CT on Friday, March 15, 2013 at White City Baptist Church. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, Fla. Harry Edward Bridges, age 62, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away on March 15, 2013. He was preceded in death by his mother Betty Jean Smith and stepfather Bobby Jean Smith of Port St. Joe, Fla., and his father Johnny Bridges of Marathon, Fla. Harry is survived by his sons Jeff Mullis of Wewahitchka, Gary Bridges and wife, Ashley, of Hosford, and Harry Bridges Jr. and family of Iowa; a brother Jerry Huckeba of Texas, sisters: Donna Abell of South Carolina, Joyce Phillips of Panama City, Tina Rowland and son J.J. Rowland of Panama City. Harry grew up in Port St. Joe, Fla., and in his youth he was a commercial sherman alongside family members. He later entered the Army and afterwards became a logistics specialist. He enjoyed hunting, shing, carpentry and mechanical work. A celebration of life service was at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the Hope Family Worship Center in Port St. Joe, Fla. ObituariesBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com Liberty Bell. Central Park. Windy City. All famous locations around the U.S. and menu items at the Mason Dixon food truck on Reid Avenue. This local lunchtime eatery puts the focus on gourmet sandwiches and salads, mixing the best of the north with the avors of the South. When owner Kellee Novak and husband Jeremy moved to Port St. Joe nine years ago, they hadnt yet experienced the joy of southern cuisine. Little did she know it soon would change everything. I didnt even know what a collard green was, said Novak of her rst experience with traditional southern fare, but after a while of eating amazing southern food, I couldnt get enough of it. Born and raised in the hustle and bustle of Clinton, N.J., Novaks family is of Polish and Italian heritage, which meant she was in the kitchen from the age of 10. She regularly found herself making dinner for the family and loved the challenge of going to the kitchen, guring out what she had to work with, and making something delicious. Those same principals have guided Novaks creations and make up Mason Dixons dishes which she assured, had been thoroughly tested on her husbands taste buds before going public. I love creating something that no one has had before, Novak shared. While the size of the truck limits the number of available menu options, Novak doesnt mind. It gives her the ability to change her menu seasonally, which she believes keeps customers from getting bored with the same old dishes. Every day is a different day, said Novak, Thats how I want my menu to feel. The names of the sandwiches are as unique as the taste, named after locations that Novak has visited or places where her friends live. Prior to opening Mason Dixon in October of last year, Novak had worked at Bay Medical Center and the Gulf County Tourist Development Council. Going into business for herself always was an important goal, especially since long commutes prevented her from spending quality time with her husband, a problem she creatively solved by setting up the food truck directly behind the Novak Law Ofces building. On the rst day of business Novak opened the serving window and red up the grill, but had done no promotion for her business. Not wanting to open with a lot of fanfare, she did it quietly and hoped word of mouth would be on her side. She wasnt disappointed. Within an hour of opening she had a line wrapped around the block. She was happy to see many of those customers come back on a regular basis. I think they recognize that its something different and unique that stimulates the taste buds in a new way, said Novak of her regular customers. Novak is proud to offer a petfriendly environment in her outdoor seating area. There are posts where customers canines can be tied while their owners eat and enjoy a relaxing view of the Gulf. Theres even a jar of free dog biscuits for the four-legged friends to munch on. Now in her sixth month of operation, Novak has two employees with plans to hire a third to assist with summer operations. She credits her success with constantly pushing herself to improve each aspect of Mason Dixon. Im very open to customer feedback. I have to be, said Novak, Im learning every day. Mason Dixon is located at 402 Reid Ave. Spring and summer hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.Martin Q. Buddy Gay William Mack Rafeld Harry Edward BridgesMason Dixon serves up southern grub with a northern twist We E S LOCher HER | The StarThe Mason Dixon food truck on Reid Avenue.

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By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The St. Joseph Humane Society is working against unwanted pregnancies among the four-legged population. The Humane Society was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from Pet Smart Charities targeting spay and neutering of dogs in the 32456 zip code. The purpose of the grant is to make the biggest impact, said Melody Townsend, director of the Humane Society. The purpose is to make a large dent in a targeted area. Sandi Christy, president of the Humane Societys board, emphasized that the grant money will supplement the organizations existing free spay/neuter program and also noted that the targeted zip code includes Mexico Beach and a bulk of the south end of Gulf County. The grant will pay for the surgeries to spay and neuter dogs and to come up with a plan to address animal overpopulation in that zip code, Townsend said. The vets on board for the effort are Dr. Hobson Fulmer and Dr. Albert Biaz. Weve got a year to spend it and we are really focused on the areas of Oak Grove, Highland View and North Port St. Joe, Townsend said. Townsend said the grant was important because rural communities rarely have the resources to undertake such a program. Most of similar grants target more urban or heavily populated areas, but (Pet Smart Charities) were impressed with our pitch to them. As for a long-term address of spay and neuter needs, Townsend said the grant provides the ability for the humane society to get out in the community to educate people on the need to spay and neuter pets. We are hoping to go into churches, she said. We want to just educate people. Giving an unwanted or surprise litter away, Townsend said, does not address the problem as there is no telling where those dogs will end up and whether those offspring will be spayed or neutered. Passing on the problem, Townsend noted, does not address the problem. What happens to their offspring? she said. To download an application form, visit sjbhumanesociety.org or fax the SJBHS at 227-1191. Application forms also can be picked up at the shelter on 10th Street in Port St. Joe or at Bow Wow Beach downtown. For additional information call the SJBHS at 227-1103. CURRENTS ADVERTISING DEADLINE RESERVE SPACE THURSDAYS AD COPY FRIDAY Real Estate PicksOur local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast MLS 248808 $300,000 Cape San BlasDeveloper/Builder/Investor Opportunity.20 Lots with pilings already in place. Townhome lots Ready to Build No time frame. 20 Lots for $300,000. Buy all 20 or smaller block purchase possible. Leck Shannon850-340-0575 | 850-227-7770 www.coastalrealtyinfo.com SELL YOUR LISTINGS HERE! Only $35 per week per listing Minimum 2 ads per week or 1 ad for 2 weeks Contact Joel or Kari for details: (850)814-7377 or (850)227-7847SOLD 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 Law Enforcement/LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, March 21, 2013Star Staff ReportA Howard Creek man was arrested last week on grand theft charges relating to the theft of equipment from his former employer. Earl Davis Parker, 38, of Howard Creek was arrested for grant theft and was conditionally released after his rst court appearance last week. Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce investigator Les Greenwood began an investigation into the theft of equipment from Hallmark Management Inc., which manages apartment complexes in Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe. Greenwood discovered that Parker had been terminated by Hallmark in February and had taken equipment valued at $597 home. Management requested he return the equipment, but Parker failed to do so and Greenwood found he had pawned the equipment last year while employed with Hallmark.RECKLESS DRIVER COMPLAINT LEADS TO METH ARRESTA 9-1-1 call about a reckless driver led to the arrest of a Wewahitchka man on drug charges. John Milton Guffey, 36, of Wewahitchka was arrested last week by Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce deputies on charges of refusing to take a DUI chemical test and for possession of methamphetamine. The GCSO received a 9-1-1 call about a reckless driver running several vehicles off State 22 near Wewahitchka. As a deputy responded, a federal agent in an unmarked patrol vehicle witnessed the reckless driving incidents and initiated a traf c stop. Deputy Ken Starnes arrived on the scene along with investigators and conducted a DUI check. Guffey refused to submit to an approved chemical test and a search found him in possession of methamphetamine. Guffey was conditionally released after his rst court appearance.County man arrested on grand theft charges JOHN MILTON GUFFEY EARL DAVIS PARKERSt. Joseph Humane Society pushes free spay/neuter program

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LocalThe Star| B7Thursday, March 21, 2013Star Staff ReportNine out of 10 patients at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf say they would de nitely recommend the hospital to others, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. That rating by patients regarding their overall experience was the highest among hospitals in Northwest Florida and ranks SHHG the fourth-highest hospital in the nation for patient experience. The HCAHPS survey measures hospitals nationwide on the patient experience from the nursing care to the cleanliness of the room. HCAHPS is the rst national, standardized, publicly reported survey that captures the patients perception of the care they received. This quality comparison tool is available to the public online at www. HospitalCompare.hhs.gov. At Sacred Heart, we believe hospitals should be more open about the quality of care they provide, said Roger Hall, SHHG president. Three years into our journey of providing high-quality, compassionate health care, we continually focus on ways to improve patient care and make a difference in our community. With the common goal of continually improving patient safety and quality of care, the primary objectives of HCAHPS include creating a nationally standardized survey for meaningful comparisons, increasing hospital accountability and incentives for quality improvement, and enhancing public accountability. The survey includes 27 questions that are bundled into the following 10 composite scores: Communication with doctors Communication with nurses Responsiveness of hospital staff Pain management Communication about medicines D ischarge information Cleanliness of the hospital environment Quietness of the hospital environment Overall rating of the hospital Willingness to recommend the hospital to family and friends We are honored that Sacred Heart received such high ratings from our patients, Hall said. It is a privilege to serve this community, and we take patient safety and quality care to heart. Hospitals nationwide have been reporting this data since 2006 to the Hospital Quality Alliance, a national public-private collaboration of hospital groups, consumer representatives, physician and nursing organizations, and government agencies. The HQA created a public website www.HospitalCompare.hhs.gov to give consumers a closer look at these issues. 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Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf named No. 4 in nation SACRED HEART HOSPITAL ON THE GULFStar Staff ReportThe unemployment rate in the Gulf Coast Workforce region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties) was 8.7 percent in January 2013. This rate was up 0.2 percentage point from December 2012. The January 2013 rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the regions year ago rate of 10.0 percent and 0.7 percentage point above the January 2013 state rate of 8.0 percent. Out of a labor force of 96,776, there were 8,416 unemployed Gulf Coast residents. Unemployment typically peaks in December or January for our local area due to the number of seasonal jobs. Our area is doing much better than this same time last year. In January we reported the highest number of job orders placed (275) at the Workforce Center since May 2007, the first such significant increase since the recession, said Kim Bodine, executive director for Gulf Coast Workforce Board. The January 2013 unemployment rates in the counties that comprise the Gulf Coast Workforce region were: Jan. 13 Dec. 12 Jan. 12 Bay 8.8 8.6 10.2 Franklin 6.9 6.6 8.1 Gulf 8.4 7.9 10.1 In January 2013, there were 69,000 nonagricultural jobs in the Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach metro area (Bay County), up 100 jobs over the year. The Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach metro area experienced an annual rate of job growth of 0.1 percent, while the state gained jobs at a rate of 1.8 percent. Four out of 10 industries gained jobs over the year and four industries lost jobs over the year. Education and health services (+1,800 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+400 jobs); manufacturing (+300 jobs); and financial activities (+100 jobs) gained jobs over the year. The industries losing jobs were government (-1,700 jobs); professional and business services (-600 jobs); and information and leisure and hospitality (-100 jobs each). Mining, logging, and construction, and other services remained unchanged over the year. The metro area had the fastest growth rate (+22.2 percent) in education and health services employment and the second fastest growth rate (+9.4 percent) in manufacturing employment for all metro areas in Florida. The reason for such a large jump in education and health services jobs while at the same time a loss of government jobs was because of Bay Medical Centers switch from local government to private ownership in second quarter 2012. January unemployment shows a slight increase

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LocalB8 | The Star Thursday, March 21, 2013Star Staff ReportGulf Coast Electric Cooperative recently held its annual Washington, D. C. Youth Tour Contest at the Honeyville Community Center in Wewahitchka. Each year, the Cooperative sponsors the contest for high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members of Gulf Coast Electric. Contestants are interviewed by a panel of three judges from the electric cooperative industry, and two winners are chosen to travel on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June, where they join other 11thgrade students from all over the United States to tour the nations capital. Local civic organizations and high schools play an important role in the contest, as they nominate the students who vie for the trip. This years contestants were: Hunter Bailey, representing the Wewahitchka Fire Department; Jakob Bidwell, representing the Wewahitchka Womans Club; Chelsea Cook, representing Wewahitchka High School; Savannah Finch, representing the Ebro Volunteer Fire Department; Ryan Flowers, representing the Kinard Volunteer Fire Department; Seth Goodwin, representing Wewahitchka Search and Rescue; Shawn Jenkins, representing the Overstreet Volunteer Fire Department; Megan Julian, representing Chipley High School; Abriale Kemp, representing the Wetappo Creek Volunteer Fire Department; Nicole Morrill, representing the Wewahitchka Ambulance Service; Missy Newsome, representing Blountstown High School; Carly Schwartz, representing Altha Public School; Zack Suggs, representing Deane Bozeman School; and Chandler Vines, representing the Scotts Ferry Volunteer Fire Department. This years winners are Ryan Flowers and Chandler Vines. The alternate is Seth Goodwin. In addition to the Washington, D.C., trip, Gulf Coast Electric takes all of the students nominated to compete in the contest on a two-day trip to Tallahassee. There they tour various sites in Tallahassee with other 11th-grade participants representing electric cooperatives across the state. While in Tallahassee, the students visited the Challenger Learning Center, where they observed an electromagnetic demonstration and watched an IMAX 3D movie, Space Junk. They also participated in a mock Supreme Court hearing and a mock session in the House Chambers. The students also enjoyed dining at various restaurants and a visit to Fun Station. The Youth Tour Contest is a great opportunity for us to reward local students for being outstanding leaders in their communities, said GCEC Manager of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Evans. The Washington, D. C. Youth Tour Program has been in existence since 1957 when co-ops sent students to Washington, D.C., to work during the summer. By 1964, the program was catching on, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association began to coordinate the efforts of the co-ops. Since then, thousands of young people have experienced this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit our nations capitol and learn about our government. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. Approximately 70 employees serve more than 20,000 meters and 2,500 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport. 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C. Youth Tour contest were invited to travel to Tallahassee for a two-day tour. Pictured at the House chambers, from left, are: Zack Suggs; Savannah Finch; Missy Newsome; Jakob Bidwell; Shawn Jenkins; Nicole Morrill; Bob Ward, Clerk of the House; Chelsea Cook; Seth Goodwin; Abriale Kemp; Ryan Flowers; Chandler Vines; Hunter Bailey; Carly Schwartz; and Megan Julian. From left, Wewahitchka High School juniors who participated in the contest: Chandler Vines, Seth Goodwin, Chelsea Cook, Hunter Bailey, Abriale Kemp, Shawn Jenkins, Nicole Morrill and WHS Guidance Counselor Karen Turner. Not pictured: Jakob Bidwell.

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LocalThe Star| B9Thursday, March 21, 2013 CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 21, 2013 The Star | B9 90384S UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:12-cv-155-RS-EMT SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. IOLA HOLDINGS, LLC, WILLIAM J. RISH, RALPH P. RISH, KARA MARIE JOHNSON, OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF SUNSET VILLAGE, INC., PNC BANK, and CENTENNIAL BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on January 11, 2013, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in said decree, will on the 16th day of April, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) (Eastern Standard Time), at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: Lots 59, 65, 83 and 87, Sunset Village Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 19, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. For additional information concerning the above property contact: William J. Podolsky, III, Esquire, Phelps Dunbar LLP, 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, Florida 33602 or (813) 472-7550. All sales are subject to confirmation of the court. Method of payment is by postal money order or certified check made payable to the U.S. Marshal Service. Ten (10) percent of High/Acceptable bid in certified check or cashiers check (NO CASH) will be accepted with the balance due within 48 hours. No cash will be accepted. EDWARD M. SPOONER United States Marshal Northern District of Florida Dated: 02-27-2013 By: Glenn A. Miller U.S. Marshals Service Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 90386S UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:12-cv-00142-RS-GRJ SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. WHITE CITY PARTNERS, LLC; WILLIAM J. RISH, JR.; MICHAEL HAMMOND, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above-styled case on January 11, 2013, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, the undersigned, appointed in said decree, will on the 16th day of April, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) (Eastern Standard Time), at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated, lying and being in Gulf County, Florida: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 11, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and extend a line East along the South line of said Section 11 for 49.8 feet; thence North 26 degrees 10 East, for 2,340.0 feet; thence South 63 degrees 50 East, for 1,110.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 39 West for 33.0 feet to the Point of Beginning; from this POB extend a line South 63 degrees 50 East for 400.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 39 West, for 635.8 feet; thence North 63 degrees 3140 West, for 152.0 feet; thence South 26 degrees 1020 West, for 5.0 feet; thence North 63 degrees 3140 West, for 248.0 feet; thence North 26 degrees 39 East, for 638.7 feet for Point of Beginning. The above description embraces a portion of Plots F and G of Wimico Subdivision as filed in Plat Book 1, Page 31, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; together with an unsubdivided parcel of land lying adjacent thereto. 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 1932. Captain Dave Maddox recalls the visit on March 16, 17 and 18, 1932. His granddaddy, John Maddox piloted the Constitution into port and his father Fred was piloting the tug that was towing it. Considered too young to go along, 11-year old Dave had to remain on shore. Built in 1794 and one of the original three frigates of the U.S. Navy, the Constitution attracted vast numbers of visitors from surrounding cities and towns while docked at Port St Joe. Trivia ANSWER$1.125 million into the agencys district, a return on TIF funds of almost 53 percent. In scal year 2012 alone, the TIF funding to the agency was $249,231 from the city of Port St. Joe and the Board of County Commissioners; the agency received some $215,000 in grant awards. That has meant $959,940 invested into businesses through the Faade Improvement Grant program, planning and visioning efforts, expansion of the PSJRA boundaries, landscape and shading downtown and banners and branding. The agency also has invested approximately $1.45 million in infrastructure, from Billy Joe Rish Memorial Parking Lot, David B. Langston Drive, Jetty Park, lighting and landscaping along U.S. 98 and Reid Avenue, Miss Zolas Drive and the Dr. Joe Memorial Parking Lot and Park, among other initiatives. In the coming year alone, the PSJRA will undertake a new banner series using a BP grant; will fund new sidewalks and stormwater improvements along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. between Avenues A-D, will employ a series of grants to create a new BayPark Master Plan, and complete the landscaping of U.S. 98. We are so happy to serve our community, PSJRA director Gail Alsobrook said. We intend to continue to work diligently for the citizens and the business community. The board of directors for the previous year was Patrick Jones, Willie Ramsey, Bill Reid, Jeff Anderson, Aaron Farnsley, Linda Gant, Boyd Pickett, Bo Spring and Marie Todd. Provisional directors were Clarence Monette, Johnny Jenkins and Michael McKenzie. Other community projects undertaken by the PSJRA in recent years include the gazebo in City Commons Park, an alley fence for the business community to shield the working alley and dumpsters from view on U.S. 98, a summer youth program in collaboration with the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, street lights for Miss Zolas Drive and bicycle racks for the historic downtown. In the past year, Beach Properties, No Name Caf, Pelican Roost, J. Patrick Floyd Law Ofces and the Novak Law Group were among businesses taking advantage of the Faade Improvements Grant Program for a total of more than $25,000. In 2006, small town redevelopment expert Robert Gibbs suggested that Port St. Joe ofcials should make the business district look like somebody cares. Many took that to heart the PSJRA did and now it shows, Alsobrook said. COMMUNITY from page B9lunchroom was split down the middle by a standing wall that made supervising lunch times difcult for the teachers. It was a nightmare, said Melissa Ramsey, former principal and now district coordinator of curriculum, assessment and staff development. The space is open and airy and the new reinforced windows ll the area with natural light. Even with more than 100 seats, the room can be supervised by fewer teachers allowing them more time to focus on students. Norton pointed out the school was able to recycle almost all of the old kitchen equipment but appreciated the new additions that include a walk-in refrigerator and freezer, a dry pantry, and a pass-through cooler and oven to ensure all food is served at ideal temperature. Other additions include two new restrooms and a healthy snack bar, two items the old room never had. Head cook Brenda Fisher smiled as the children piled in for their rst lunch in the new caf. It used to be so crowded, Fisher said. We have so much room. Its so much better. Norton pointed out the air conditioning duct socks which inate when the unit runs and deate when not in use. This state-of-theart technology allows the room to be cooled while still preserving the view through the windows. The duct socks are dressed in the Dolphins home colors of purple and gold. The late Jim Emerson of Emersons Heating and Cooling served as lead contractor for the project and was so passionate about utilizing the technology that he contributed money from his own pocket. Students ate pizza, smiled and danced as upbeat music played through the speakers and soon the rst lunch period came to a close. As the children began to le out to their next class, Ramsey continued to admire the completed room and added, Weve been waiting a long time for this. The district paid for the renovations by using money left over from roofing projects in Wewahitchka. The district realized a savings of $900,000, which the state agreed could be used to fund improvements to the lunchroom at Port St. Joe Elementary School and the locker rooms at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this report. LUNCHROOM from page B1 PHOTOs S BY Wes ES LOCHer ER | The StarPrincipal Sue Gannon cut the ribbon, ofcially opening the new Dolphin Caf at Port St. Joe elementary. Students led through the new serving line for some pizza.

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B10| The Star Thursday, March 21, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 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 90474S PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that The Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a meeting on March 28, 2013. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time at Pensacola City Hall, City Council Chambers, 222 W. Main Street, Pensacola, Florida. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850)429-8905 or alicia. stephen@hdrinc.com. March 21, 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 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 90502S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY Case No. 12-272 CA JOHN D. WRONA Plaintiff, vs. CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC., et. al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foredosure dated March 7, 2013, and entered in Civil Case No. 12272-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein JOHN D. WRONA is the Plaintiff and CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC., RAY L. BUTLER, and KATHY J. BUTLER are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., EST, on the 11th day of April, 2013, the following described property situated in Gulf County, Florida and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Lots 10 and 12, Block 8 of Port St. Joe, Beach, Unit No. 1, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Court, Gulf County, Florida. Together with 1972 Brook mobile home Identification Numbers: 52244512 A & B. 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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities need special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or Telephone (850) 229-6113 prior to such proceedings. Witness my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 12th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 21, 28, 2013 90530S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of A Beach Bliss located at 113 Turtle Walk #44, in the County of Gulf, in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Panama City, Florida, this 14th day of March, 2013. A Cape Escape A Single Member LLC March 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 21, 2013 The Star | B11 SalesCALLCENTER Inside SalesThe News Herald is looking for highly motivated Inside Sales Representatives who are customer service champions for inbound and outbound calls. Required Skills: Excellent computer skills to include use of internet and microsoft office. *Type 40 wpm. *Ability to handle heavy flow of inbound calls *Time management & organization skills *Excellent verbal/written communication skills *Must be detail oriented and work as a team player to ensure customer service excellence. *Strong work ethic & capacity to thrive in a professional team environment. *Outbound sales experience preferred The News Herald offers an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) options, vacation and sick leave and select paid holidays. Please send resumes to: lgrimes@pcnh.com Web ID#: 34244751 JOB NOTICEThe Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for one full-time Laborer for our Public Works Department. Starting salary is $11.4248 per hour. This is a bargaining unit (Union) position with full bene ts. Applications and a complete job description are available in our Human Resources Of ce (1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe), or at www.gulfcounty.gov Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., E.T. on April 4, 2013 at the Gulf County Human Resources Of ce. For more information, please contact Brett Lowry, Deputy Administrator at (850) 229-5335.Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal Opportunity/ Af rmative Action Employer. Tynalin Smiley, Chairman Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk 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 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 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 92751S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 13-15 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of ROBERT N. MURRAY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of ROBERT N. MURRAY, deceased, File Number 13-15 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is March 21, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ ROBERT N MURRAY, II 138 Magnolia Ridge Ln Lexington, SC 29073 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON FL Bar No. 0350583 RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailors Cove Dr. P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 March 21, 28, 2013 92781S 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. 1218 Application No. 2013-18 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04231-115R Description of Property: Lot 23, Sunset Village Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in the public records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 4, Pagr 19. Name in which assessed: Linda Wilson ET AL 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 24th day of April, 2013. Dated this 18th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2013 92775S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 12-184-CA CADENCE BANK, N.A., as successor-in-interest by merger to Superior Bank, N.A., as successor-in-interest to Superior Bank, FSB, by asset acquisition from the FDIC as receiver for Superior Bank, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. JEFF T. MCDONALD, individually, and MARK J. COLE, individually, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment and Order on Report and Recommendation on Motion for Summary Judgment (the Final Judgment), entered in the above-styled action in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court, in and for Gulf County, Florida, the Clerk of Gulf County will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, as described in the attached Exhibit A to he highest bidder, for cash, at the Gulf County Courthouse, Front Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern). EXHIBIT A DESCRIPTION: LOT 2 A PORTION OF LOT 5, SAN BLAS ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 20, 21 AND 22 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 5; THENCE ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 5, SOUTH 69 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST, 150.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTHERLY LINE, SOUTH 20 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST, 100 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 5; THENCE ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY LINE, SOUTH 69 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST 75.00 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTHERLY LINE, NORTH 20 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, 100.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 5; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE, NORTH 69 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST, 75.00FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING SUBJECT TO A 5.00 FOOT WIDE PEDESTRIAN EASTMENT ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF A 30 FOOT WIDE ACCESS INGRESS/ EGRESS, UTILITY EASMENT ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF. 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 March 14, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800955-8771; Email: ADARequest@jud14.fl courts.org March 21, 28, 2013 92785S 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. 515 Application No. 2013-15 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 02124-000R Description of Property: Lots Five (5) and Six (6), Block Nineteen (19), Gulf County Land Company Subdivision, according to the Official Plat recorded in the Gulf County Court House. Name in which assessed: Max W. Fleming (dec) & Betty L. Fleming 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 24th day of April, 2013. Dated this 18th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2013 92783S 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. 1229 Application No. 2013-17 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04231-430R Description of Property: Lot 86, Sunset Village, according to the Official Plat Book 4, Page 19, of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Alan K. Hathcos & Richard Cole 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 24th day of April, 2013. Dated this 18th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2013 92803S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000119 SEC.:_________ DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR ARGENT SECURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-W5, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT E. LYNN, JR.; RENEE G. LYNN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC AS NOMINEE FOR CITIBANK FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 27, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 23-2012-CA-000119 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 11th day of April, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. ET in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: BEGIN AT THE NW CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 1, T5S, R1OW, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN N88 EAST, 195.96 FEET; THENCE S00 EAST, 825.00 FEET; THENCE S88 WEST 195.06 FEET; THENCE N00 835.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTAINING 3.73 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 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 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: Court Administration, Gulf County P.O. Box 826 Marianna, FL 32447 Phone: (850) 718-0026 Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.fl courts.org DATED AT PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA THIS 15th DAY OF March, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk March 21, 28, 2013 92787S 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. 103 Application No. 2013-16 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 00575-100R Description of Property: A parcel of land lying and being in U. S. Government, Lot 5, Fractional Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, City of Wewahitchka, Gulf County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at a 6 square concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of U. S. Government Lot 5; thence run South 01 Degrees 22 Minutes 46 Seconds East along the East boundary line of said Lot 5, for a distance of 253.18 feet to a found 5/8 diameter iron rod and cap, stamped L.S. 4842 on the Southwesterly right of way boundary line of East River Road (Cochran Landing Road) for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING, departing the East boundary line of said Lot 5, thence run South 43 Degrees 07 Minutes 12 Seconds West for a distance of 530.81 feet to a found 5/8 diameter iron rod and cap, stamped L.S. 4842; thence run North 86 Degrees 58 Minutes 18 Seconds West for a distance of 630.50 feet to a set 1/2 diameter iron rod and cap, stamped L.S. 4111; thence run North 01 Degree 32 Minutes 00 Seconds East for a distance of 609.48 feet to a found 5/8 diameter iron rod and cap, stamped L.B. 6475 on the North boundary line of said Lot 5; thence run South 89 Degrees 53 Minutes 31 Seconds East along the North boundary line of said Lot 5, for a distance of 477.27 feet to a set 1/2 diameter iron rod and cap, stamped L.S. 4111 on the Southwesterly right of way boundary line of East River Road (Cochran Landing Road); thence run South 62 Degrees 59 Minutes 49 Seconds East along said right of way boundary line for a distance of 559.91 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said parcel of land containing 11.20 acres, more or less. Name in which assessed: Taunton Development, Inc. 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 24th day of April, 2013. Dated this 18th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2013 Cues Furniture in Wewa, Quality Used Furniture, & NEW mattresses. Open Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm (850) 639-2343 or (850) 639-3512. Port Saint Joe 111 Heritage Ln, Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd. 8am -till?Moving Sale!Clothing, household items, furniture, tools, misc. Text FL45033 to 56654 Port St Joe: 1010 Long Ave, Saturday March 23rd, 8am til 12 Noon ESTYard SaleJewerly, Silver, Clothing, Shoes, Purses, and Much More! Port St. Joe, 229 8th St, March 23, 8am-noonNautical Yard SaleNautical home decor, kitchenware, antique oak table, white wicker bedroom furniture, metal king headboard, new microwave, etc NO JUNK Text FL45628 to 56654 St. Joe Beach311 Columbus St. Saturday March 23rd. 8am -2pmAnnual Annie Armstrong Yard & Bake Sale!Donations Accepted. Please call 850-647-3950 Accounting/ClerkCity ClerkCity of Mexico Beach, FL. Population: 1,100 The City of Mexico Beach is seeking a highly motivated and energetic City Clerk. All applicants should have exceptional accounting, organizational, and personnel skills. The City Clerk will be hired by, and reports directly to, the five person City Council. The City Clerk is the custodian of the Seal of the City and of all records pertaining to the affairs of the municipality. The City Clerk shall have the power to administer oaths and to certify, under the Seal of the City, true copies of all minutes, journal entries, and other records of the City. The City Clerk position is also responsible for all financial aspects for the City: financial reporting, budget development, utility billing, accounts payable, collections, human resources, risk management, and payroll/benefits administration. The City Clerk manages one employee who functions as his/her assistant for daily operations and responsibilities. The City is seeking a proven, dedicated, approachable, and experienced individual for its City Clerk. The potential candidate should possess a bachelor degree from an accredited four-year college/ university and have experience in accounting/ finance; any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job are acceptable in lieu of the aforementioned education requirement. Governmental experience as a City Clerk or Finance Officer is preferred but not required. Any licenses and/or certifications beneficial to the performance of the job requirements should be attached to the resume. Starting salary will be market competitive and be based on the experience and qualifications of the individual chosen for this position. The City of Mexico Beach offers a full benefits package and is a participant in the Florida Retirement System. Applications forms are available at City Hall, 1202 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL 33256, or on the Citys website, www.mexicobeachgov.com under the Employment tab. The full job description is also available on the Citys website. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME and application no later than 5:00 pm, Central Standard Time, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, to: Chris Hubbard, City Administrator, City of Mexico Beach, P.O. Box 13425, FL 32410 or in person at City Hall. For additional information, please contact Chris Hubbard at (850)-648-5700 or via e-mail at c.hubbard@ mexicobeachgov.com. Web ID#: 34245525 Text FL45525 to 56654 Accounting/FinanceManager of Accounting and FinanceGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for the position of Manager of Accounting and Finance at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Friday, March 29, 2013. For more information visit our website at www .gcec.com Equal Opportunity Employer. Web ID#: 34245217 Text FL45217 to 56654 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Logistics/TransportCDL Class A Route DriverAverage 10 stops. Home base -Apalachicola, FL 850-653-8823 Web ID# 34244687Text FL44687 to 56654 Need Roommate or Cheap 1Br/Eff. in town 850-899-2247 or 850-229-8560 I-Pass, C-301 br 1 ba, w/encl patio. Nice views $515 unfurn w/W&D, furn upon req., Bkgr/credit check, Avail. 3/31/13. 850-358-8634 for apptText FL44846 to 56654 Port St. Joe-1bd cozy cottage$450/mo + utils. New paint & tile floor in bathroom. No smoking or pets. Avail April 1st 850-229-1215. PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot -large yard. W/D incl $650/mo + dep. 301-265-5368 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 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. The Star Classified 747-5020 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

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IS NOW JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following positions: Two (2) VOLUNTEER Fire ghters Fire ghter I and First Responder Preferred Please submit an application and cover letter along with ve references to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The Positions will close on April 11, 2013. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE!LONG TERM WORKan aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:PIPEFITTERS PIPE WELDERS X-RAY WELDERS PAINTERS/SANDBLASTERS INDUSTRIAL MARINE ELECTRICIANSCompetitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive bene ts package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Quali ed craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pmHUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401Applications are also accepted at our East Ave Of ce Saturdays, 8am-12pm.(850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free Workplace We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service to our guests and owners. Our motto is AT YOUR SERVICE. 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