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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Publication Date: 04-11-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
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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 MBARA deploys new reefs A6 EDA contract approved By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m Two weeks ago Port St. Joe commissioners wondered what it would take to forge a professional working relationship with the Board of County Commissioners. Tuesday the BOCC pondered a similar question concerning the city. The two government bodies continued a back-and-forth on the proposed move of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency out of the Tourist Development Council Welcome Center, with the county countering a city proposal to revisit an interlocal agreement that dates to the WindMark Beach Development of Regional Impact (DRI). The city seeks to rework the language in that agreement to reect realities on the ground, hoping the BOCC would agree to an alternate disbursement of a re tax the city pays the county. The city proposes that taxes paid for a re station at WindMark be instead divided among the re departments in Highland View, the Beaches and Port St. Joe that respond to res in the WindMark area. City commissioners, noting that the lease for the Welcome Center is between the city and TDC and that it ensures space for the PSJRA, is willing to consider moving the PSJRA to the Local Color building provided the county reworked the interlocal agreement and agreed to cover costs of the move and the buildings insurance. County commissioners on Tuesday noted that the TDC funded the move of the Welcome Center off the peninsula and has funded Candidates set for Port St. Joe election By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m Candidate qualifying for next months Port St. Joe municipal elections ended last week with one seat set and two others contested. Mel Magidson earned his fourth term as Mayor/Commissioner when no challengers quali ed to run against him. As for the Group II seat, incumbent Bo Patterson will face a challenge from political newcomers Eddie Fields. The Group I seat, By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m After discussing the agenda for this weeks regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, the Mexico Beach City Council erupted into heated conversation over Deborah McLeods resignation as City Clerk. Since the position became available the city received 19 job applications but didnt feel that the candidates had the necessary experience. Mayor Al Cathey shared his thoughts on the situation at hand. Nothing bothered me more than the resignation of Ms. McLeod, he said, Some people think we need an investigation, but I think we need a mirror. Cathey questioned why McLeod, an employee of seven years who had been through many council changes would suddenly resign citing, harassment and bullying as the reason. He worried about how these actions would look to anyone interviewing for the vacant position. He proposed a question to the members of the council, and asked, How do we want to run our community? Whats our style? He went on to speak about Group Four councilmember Tanya Castros interactions with the former city clerk. Her demeanor was cold and cruel. Castros style is to micro-manage and micro-criticize and micro-chastise. Thats not my style, Cathey said. Cathey felt that McLeod was treated in a way she didnt deserve and told the council and audience that he didnt feel the solution to nding a new city clerk was to put an ad in the newspaper and just get another one. Castro made several attempts to interrupt Cathey but he continued, citing a letter written by a female candidate that wants to aid Castro in bringing professionalism back to the city. Group Three candidate Mary Blackburn stood up and disputed ever sending any such letter and demanded proof. Cathey questioned how Castros attitude toward McLeod could be considered professional. Why are we looking for a new city clerk? asked Cathey, We had a good one. Cathey proposed approaching McLeod to ask her to reconsider her resignation. Council members Lanny Howell, Bobby Pollock and Jack Mullen agreed. Castro offered no support for having McLeod reconsider. I took an oath to do a job. I ask Cogon grass threatens Wewahitchka Star Staff Report The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services held a controlled burn of cogon grass along Freeman Rouse road in Wewahitchka to destroy the weeds that had infested a local eld. Prior to the burn, the grass was killed with herbicide treatment to prevent the spread of seeds. Cogon grass is an aggressive and invasive noxious weed that spreads through airborne seeds and creates ef cient rhizomes deep in the soil. Once established, the grass is dif cult to control and full eradication may take three to ve years using herbicide treatments. Due to the dif culty of removal, the grass poses a threat to forests, agricultural lands and other natural areas. If not properly managed the grass, which is not viable livestock forage, can become a re hazard, decrease plant diversity and wildlife quality, and lower the value of real estate. If cogon grass is posted the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services should be contacted for treatment advice. Fields announces for Group II seat Special to The Star Mr. Eddie Fields is announcing his candidacy for seat two as City Commissioner for Port St. Joe. Eddie has devoted most of his life to public and community service and feels now is the time to offer his leadership experience and knowledge in a more effective way to the citizens of Port St. Joe. Eddies vast experience includes current President of WIG (nonpro t), First Vice President of Area Agency (Gulf County) on Aging State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Board Member for Water Advisory Board City of Port St. Joe, former President Washington Recreational Advisory Board for City, Active Member of Christian Community Development Fund, Trustee for New Bethel A.M.E. Church and past Gulf County Economic Development board member for the City. Eddie is an Army Veteran, past Master with the Masonic Lodge and currently holds the position of Security Site Supervisor at Sacred Heart Hospital. Eddie is humbly asking for everyones vote and support so that he can become a City Commissioner to help improve the City for all the people in a very transparent and honest way. Eddie can be reached at 899-5105 if you have any questions or wish to talk to him directly. BOCC spurns city on PSJRA move YEAR 75, NUMBER 26 Thursday, APRIL 11, 2013 EDDIE FIELDS See ELECTION A2 See PSJRA A2 Mexico Beach will ask city clerk to reconsider resignation See RESIGNATION A3 WES LOCHER | The Star Gulf County Extension Director, Roy Lee Carter burns cogon grass in a Wewahitchka eld. Below, Ward McDaniel, Joe Vanderwerff and Carter utilized herbicides and re to prevent the spread of cogon grass in the eld. Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5 Letters to the Editor . . . . . . . A5 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A7-A8 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Classi eds . . . . . . . . . B7-B8

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, April 11, 2013 MEXICO BEACH IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND A G REAT WAY OF LIFE! MEXICO BEACH IS SAFE AND IT WILL STAY THAT WAY MEXICO BEACH IS FINANCIALLY STRONG AND IT WILL STAY THAT WAY I WILL KEEP OUR SMALL TOWN CULTURE BY OPPOSING ANY CHANGE INCONSISTENT WITH OUR FAMILY VALUES AND KEEPING THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS ON BUILDING HEIGHTS MEXICO BEACH WILL CONTINUE TO MODERNIZE AND UPGRADE (E.G. WATER SYSTEM, SIDEWALKS, ETC.) WE WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE CARE OF OUR CITIZENS To learn more about me, visit my website at www.jmullen.weebly.com or feel free to give me a call at 850-648-4979. (Pd.Pol.Ad.) Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Jack Mullen, for City Council Group 3 To Register or for more information, please contact (850) 482-6500 or bnuccio@bigbendahec.org or Toll free 1-87-QUIT-NOW 6 Interested in quitting tobacco? Please come to our upcoming Tools to Quit session. Because NOW is the best time to quit. When: Monday May 6, 2013 Time: 12:00 2:00 PM CST Where: Wewahitchka Library 314 N. 2nd Street FREE Nicotine Patches And/or Gum for program participants WES LOCHER | The Star The candidates for the May 14 election for the Port St. Joe City Commission completed qualifying last week and handed in paperwork to Supervisor of Elections John Hanlon. which Commissioner Bill Kennedy is vacating after one term, will be contested by David Ashbrook and William Thursbay, both making their rst foray into the political arena. The voter registration book for the May 14 election closes at 5 p.m. ET on April 15. This is for new voter registration or party changes, though party afliation has no bearing on this city-wide election. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. ET on 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 landscape maintenance the past several years which is a responsibility of the city. Commissioner Joanna Bryan moved that the BOCC agree to cover moving costs and pay the insurance, minus the funds the TDC has spent on landscaping, which renders the insurance payment effectively a wash. I dont see the connection between the interlocal agreement and the PSJRA moving, Bryan said. There are a lot of complicated issues concerning that interlocal agreement. Commissioner Warren Yeager said the TDC board, on which the mayor of Port St. Joe sits, approved the move of the PSJRA with no strings. But the discussion quickly turned into a review of the interlocal agreement, hammered out in 2005, which laid out responsibilities and promises made by the city and county in order for the city to annex the WindMark Beach property and which has spurred ongoing tension since. Why, when we try to do a little business (with the city) we have complications? asked Commissioner Ward McDaniel, echoing similar words spoken at Port St. Joe City Hall two weeks ago. Greed, was Commissioner Tan Smileys answer. Near the end of the meeting, Smiley picked up that thought, assailing the agreement as a product of elected of cials looking out for themselves and the city for failing to move ahead on affordable housing when the land is available Smiley said the city had 100 acres for affordable housing as part of the DRI to focus on WindMark Beach. Everybody who made that decision (on the agreement) was out there for personal gain, Smiley said of a document largely negotiated by former County Commissioner Bill Williams and former City Commissioner John Reeves and approved by both commissions. This agreement was about greed. We have more interest in putting up a lighthouse than putting up affordable housing for people. Government is designed to help the people. I am not here to help people who can live anywhere they want. How can people sleep? I dont care about no lighthouse, I dont care about no WindMark. I care about helping people. Commissioners also took up and approved an agreement with the new Gulf County Economic Development Alliance, Inc. to move forward on economic development. Commissioners voted on returning funding to a new EDA in February. The BOCC is pledging to restore funding of $80,000 per year previously earmarked for the former Economic Development Council. But commissioners could not agree on which form of the agreement to consider; the original drafted by the county attorney and placed in the consent agenda or a revision made after receiving comments from stakeholders. While attorney Jeremy Novak said he had no problems with the revisions, Commissioner Carmen McLemore refused to consider the revised version when put forward under a motion from Bryan. My goal was to have de ned deliverables, Bryan said of the revised version, which replaces broad language on the role and responsibilities of the EDA with speci c details on the tasks ahead. I want the EDA to understand what is required of them. I want it clear and de nable. The original version also provided a set termination date which could be exercised for any reason, just cause or not, by the BOCC. Bryan pushed language that would require the BOCC to notify the EDA of problems to allow the agency to correct them. McLemore would have none of it. My goal is to follow that man (Novak), he said. We pay him to do this. I do not support your motion. McDaniel agreed with McLemore with very little debate, the three commissioners other than Bryan sided with McLemore in approving the original EDA agreement and said he wanted to see a budget and bylaws before releasing any money to the EDA. EDA chair Guerry Magidson said those would be provided Tuesday afternoon. PSJRA from page A1 Search warrants leads to drug arrest Star Staff Report A Wewahitchka man was arrested last Friday after Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce investigators served a search warrant at his home. Jessie Clyde Kelley Jr., 40, was arrested on drug charges after investigators served a warrant at 327 Pinecrest Drive. During the search investigators discovered he was in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Investigators seized over $1,100 in cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of illegal narcotics. Kelley was arrested and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility and has been released on a $6,000 bond. Mrs. Ada LuVern Whitaker (Jean) Murray, 72, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away Sunday, April 7, 2103, at her home. Jean was born on Sept. 13, 1940, in Telogia, Fla., and had lived in Port St. Joe since 1970. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mexico Beach, Fla. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Julia Adella (Whitaker) Nowling and Willie Albert Whitaker and a daughter, Minnie Lavern Bishop. Survivors include son, James Wheeler Murray and Cinnamon Smith of Carrabelle, Fla.; three daughters, Charlene Wimberly and David Pickron of Port St. Joe, Fla., Norma Murray and Allan Burgess of Panama City, Fla., and Rhonda Murray and Mack Gay of Port St. Joe, Fla.; sister, Hazel Smith of Port St. Joe, Fla.; sonin-law, Wayne Bishop of Youngstown, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. CT (1:30 p.m. ET) Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Memorialization will be by cremation. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. CT (1 p.m. ET) until service time at Peavy Funeral Home. All arrangements under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, Fla. Ada LuVern Whitaker (Jean) Murray Obituary See more obituaries on B4. SETTING IT STRAIGHT Information provided last week concerning the High School High Tech Career Shadowing Day was in part incorrect. One of the businesses involved was Debbie Hooper Photography, not, as was identi ed last week, Debbie Hopper and Hooper Photography. JESSIE CLYDE KELLEY JR.

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, April 11, 2013 questions to make sure I have all the information I need in order to govern, responded Castro. She stated that her style was open and transparent and encouraged the other members of the council to act the same way. Pollock stated in her rst nine months in of ce, Castro had done a great job, but shared she had told him privately that, Chris [Hubbard] and Debbie ought to be red for shacking up together. Castro responded to the allegations calling them false and sought to understand why McLeods concerns werent brought to her attention prior to the resignation and con rmed that several other councilmembers knew about them. As bickering between Pollock and Castro quieted, Cathey hesitantly opened the oor to public comments. One citizen claimed that Castro had visited her house and made derogatory comments about McLeod. Another told the council that by not doing anything to stop the alleged harassment they were treating enemies better than each other. Yet another questioned why the meeting was being used as a lets pick on Tanya night. Its a bunch of he saidshe said and the city deserves better leadership, said Castro in her nal comment of the night. Cathey closed the meeting and apologized for airing the councils dirty laundry but felt it was necessary in order to move forward. During the regular meeting Tuesday night citizens attempted to rehash the previous weeks attacks on Castro. Some berated the council for not getting along while others supported the council with praises for work well done. Cathey commented that he had received emails and phone calls from concerned citizens that criticized him for not reporting the tension between McLeod and Castro. Cathey said he suggested to McLeod she address her concerns with the councilwoman. You have to look at the big picture, said Cathey, you cant look at it through a straw. He went on to report that employees in city hall are working at a high level and going above and beyond what is reality. Cathey indicated Castro had made valid requests for information from the former clerk and had asked for nothing that she wasnt entitled to, and suggested that McLeods frustrations were due to the high level of expectation required of her position. In other business Tuesday night: Councilman Jack Mullen opened the council meeting and stated that because of a new state law passed last month, internet cafs operating as casinos would be denied occupational licenses in the state of Florida. Carr, Riggs and Ingram Auditor, Richard McKinney who has worked with Mexico Beach for 11 years made a scheduled appearance to discuss his role. His primary objective is to ensure correct nancial statements for the city. McKinney praised the work of Hubbard and McLeod and said that errors in the nance records have lowered since they took of ce. Youre better off than you were 10 years ago, he said. A motion was passed to keep Mexico Beach in the ongoing Deepwater Horizon lawsuit. The town, represented by Beasley Allen, will stay in under the claim that property value has decreased 25 percent since the 2010 oil spill. Castro was hesitant to support the motion and reminded the council that they had already received funds from BP and had a good chance to receive more from the RESTORE Act. It feels like were ling a lawsuit for the sake of ling a lawsuit, said Castro. Cathey responded that any funds initially received had been passed on to the CDC. Police Chief Glenn Norris took a moment to thank the students from Auburn University students who spent their spring break volunteering around Mexico Beach. The students worked a total of 900 hours and saved the city over $11,000. Norris then recognized Tim Hightower, as the new police captain for Mexico Beach. Hightower spent eight years with the Bay County Sheriffs Of ce. WATERFRONT TIKI BAR COMING SOON! 850-229-5200 | 340 Marina Drive Port St. Joe 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 RESIGNATION from page A1

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Recently, I visited the gravesite of my great-great-grandfather. The cemetery was literally out in the woods. No church stood nearby, but I am sure one did a hundred years ago. My brother had taken the time to clear the grounds of the cemetery and set headstones back up where he could. It looked very nice. It is interesting to read tombstones and see the symbols and artistry that are displayed. Some of the tombstones noted deaths in the 1800s. There were many babies, which is always sad to see. Through the trees, there was a beautiful view of the hills and woods. It seemed like a pretty good place to be buried, if it wasnt so hard to get to. Of the men buried there, it seemed all who had the opportunity to serve in The Civil War did. Of course being in rural Alabama, you would expect all of them to be Confederate Veterans. There was one fellow who chose to ght with the only Alabama Northern Regiment. Im not sure why, I couldnt really ask him. Robert E. Lee once said, Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less. All of these Civil War Veterans in the cemetery had survived the war to come home and live out the rest of their lives. Regardless of the side they fought for, I am sure they thought they were doing their duty. Researching my great-greatgrandfathers regiment, I found rst that he was captured in the last month of the war in North Carolina and that a large percentage of them did not make it home to be buried in the woods of land they knew. I also found many interesting letters written by those who served in the regiment. One particular letter caught my interest. It was from a captain in the 25th Alabama Regiment. The war was coming to an end, the ghting was still erce, but this fellow kept a sense of humor about some things and spoke fondly of those in his command. His leadership ability was admirable. On one occasion around Christmas of 1864, the captain had to choose 40 of his men to go immediately to ght on the front lines. The captain called it a peculiar trial. Why was it peculiar? It was dif cult. The captains brother was in his command and he had to be fair about which 40 men he chose to go to the front. He held a raf e or lottery, putting the word front on 40 tickets and making the rest blank. The men drew blindly from a hat and the captains brother had to go to the front. He did not note that his brother was killed; I would have to assume that he was not. The captain noted another incident that happened during the winter of 1864-5. He wrote, Some time during the winter, two young men, who had been brought in as Yankee prisoners, and who expressed a willingness to take the oath and join our army, rather than remain prisoners of war. So they took the oath and joined my company. He also went on to say the fellows were from New York. What would you do? Two fellows from New York captured in North Carolina, given the choice to go to a civil war prison or swear allegiance to the other side. Im sure they said to themselves, Lets just do this until we can gure something else out. Around March of 1865, the captain wrote, Our picket line was in a swamp with thick undergrowth and while the Yankee picket line was not far away, we could not see whether it was a mere picket line or a line of battle. There was a problem. The captain needed someone to climb up in a tree to see if they could get a look at the Yankees and what they were going up against. The captain had determined that the Yankees were right on top of them and whoever climbed up in the tree was going to be shot (rather quickly). The captain asked for a volunteer and even offered a day of rest for the fellow who would climb the tree. One of the New York Yankees said he would do it. The captain penned, And to my great surprise and somewhat to my grati cation, one of my Yankee soldiers volunteered and went up the tree, but no new discovery was made and fortunately for him at least he was not red on while up the tree. Im not sure what the Yankee fellow was thinking. Perhaps the food was really bad or there wasnt much food and he was hoping he would get shot. Perhaps he was thinking he could signal to his Yankee brethren or nd a way to sneak out of the swamp. The captain just had a way with words. Very soon after this tree climbing episode, the two Yankee volunteers disappeared. And in the captains letter he notes, from whom we never heard till this day. (Im sure they headed north.) This was March of 1865; my great-great-grandfather was noted as captured in April of 1865. They were all around Bentonville, North Carolina where our last battle was fought on Sunday the 19th of March, 1865. I suppose my great-greatgrandfather either surrendered or was rounded up the rst week of April. At least he held out a little longer and didnt run off with the New York Yankees. It would be hard for my brother to clean a cemetery in the New York woods. Read more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. Taking a trip of any kind when we were growing up was a bit of a relative thing. It depended on how close the relative lived. If we could get over there and back in a day, we were more apt to go. If it involved someone feeding your chickens or looking after a milk cow, you could forget about it. No one took a vacation back then. We went to visit Aunt Beatrice or Uncle Hugh. Thanksgiving we would go to Pa and Grands with everyone else in the family. The rest of the time we hung pretty close to the house. I cant for the life of me understand why today. We werent doing all that much mind you, but we were close by in case something broke out! Bobby Brewer and I joined the Cub Scouts because they marched in the Strawberry Festival down at Humboldt. That was thirty-four miles away and you talk about a road trip! The school loaned us a bus and the whole troop rode down together. I carried the Troop 78 ag one year. Youve never seen so many people in your life. Course, I didnt see much of the crowd, any of the downtown area, precious few of the big houses along the route and I didnt cap open one strawberry, I was too busy struggling to keep step with the Cubbies on either side and the ag in the air at the same time. Buddy Wiggleton and I went out for junior high basketball when Coach Scott told us hed scheduled games at West Port, Lavinia and Clarksburg. We did an inordinate amount of running that winter in order to make a limited number of road trips. And to tell you the truth, Im not sure Lavinia was worth it. It was dark, cold and rainy when we pulled in. We dressed on the bus, blew an eleven point lead late, crawled back on the bus and bee lined out of there without actually seeing much of anything except the incredible tiny gym. We went to church camp one summer up at Camp Linden on the Buffalo River. It was neat. We built a fort and went rafting and swimming. The counselors set around after supper asking us what we normally did if we were back in our hometowns. Three out of four guys answered, Wed be building forts, rafting and swimming. I dreamed of going to Del Rio, Texas, Tombstone, Arizona or Hollywood. I just knew I would run into Tex Ritter or at the very least, one of the Sons of the Pioneers. The Grand Canyon would have been a treat; as would any number of alligator farms stretched out along the Florida-Georgia line. I would have settled for Top Ten Dance Party in Jackson, Tennessee, for goodness sakes! I just wanted to take a road trip. None of us had ever own in an airplane, spent anytime away from our parents or stayed in an actual hotel. We felt like the world was passing us by. Chattanooga had the LookOuts but that was no way close to any of our grandparents. Elvis was tearinem up in Memphis. But that might have well been the moon for all the good it did us. We talked big.but the truth is we really went nowhere. Fast! I was in college on the team ight when I made my rst airplane ride. It was Piedmont Airlines out of Chattanooga. You might say I killed two birds that day with one ticket. It was an old World War II DC-3 to the best of my remembrance. I was pedaling so hard that I dont remember Chattanooga at all! Cathy and I have been married for thirty-eight years. We have been planning to take a real trip for most of those years. But somehow, in spite of all the good intentions, we sometimes fall victim to our own circumstances. If we had a couple of days off, we immediately took the boys home to share them with grand parents. It was cheaper there is no denying that. But I think there was more going on than money here, it was what we knew to do. You talk about carrying on an old family tradition! The boys voted for Disneyworld, the Atlanta Braves and Star Wars conventions. In the best interest of family, I overruled them. The boys are grown. They get to make their own vacation plans. We have become the existing grandparents. I was not surprised when Cathy began talking about vacations. I gured it was time for me to man up here. She hadnt been to the Grand Ole Opry since 1968; I was thinking maybe a Country Music Hall of Fame package deal. We could take that Home of the Stars tour past Little Jimmy Dickens house. I was guring the odds of maybe catching Gene Watson at the Bluebird Caf. Honey, she didnt seem to hear one word I was saying about the Opry Star Spotlight and Music City Tours, Lets go to England. ENGLAND? My teeth hit the oor. Surely, shes not talking about the land of Shakespeare, Winston Churchill, 221b Baker Street and Ringo Star. We cant see Tex Ritter in England! She was booking airlines! Cathy, lets compromise with a visit to an alligator farm. Have you seen the antique stores in Brundidge, Alabama? Ill show you where I played basketball in Lavinia... Bon Voyage, Kes How nancially literate are you? Hunker Down WITH KES The New York Yankees and my GG Grandfather Whos Gonna Feed the Chickens? Im not sure whether it was intentional or merely a coincidence that several years ago Congress proclaimed April to be Financial Literacy Month. April is also the month when millions of Americans grimly write a check to the IRS and resolve to do a better job managing their money; and when millions of others squander their tax refund without realizing why receiving overly large refunds isnt sound nancial management. In recognition of 2013s Financial Literacy Month, the National Foundation of Credit Counseling just released the results of its seventh annual Consumer Financial Literacy Survey, which tracks Americans attitudes and behaviors related to personal nance. NFCC spokesperson Gail Cunningham said, On a positive note, by certain measures a large percentage of Americans do feel theyre getting a better handle on controlling their nances, she said. On the downside, however, many people give themselves poor grades on their knowledge of personal nance, and worry that theyre not saving enough for a rainy day or for retirement. Here are some of the surveys key ndings: 40 percent of adults have a budget and closely track their spending. In other words, 60 percent don't use a budget. Only 32 percent of those polled spend less on living expenses now than they did last year a steady decline since 2009's 59 percent level. At the same time, 27 percent said they now spend more than they did a year ago. About 71 percent pay all bills on time and have no debts in collection a 7 percent improvement from 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adults who do not pay all bills on time has decreased, from 33 percent in 2012 to 26 percent in 2013. 37 percent carry credit card debt from month to month a 7 percent decrease since the question was rst asked in 2009. Insuf cient savings tops the list of nancial worries, with 43 percent most worried that they don't have enough emergency savings, and 38 percent worried they'll retire with inadequate savings. In fact, a whopping 31 percent say they currently save nothing for retirement. When asked where they learned the most about personal nance, the largest number (33 percent) said from their parents; yet 78 percent agree that they could bene t from advice and answers to everyday nancial questions from a professional. To me, perhaps the most telling statistic is that 40 percent of adults give themselves only a grade of C, D or F on their knowledge of personal nance. Should we be worried because that many people with a poorto-middling understanding of money management are likely to be the major in uence on their childrens nancial habits? I think so. Fortunately, many nancial education tools are available for people of all ages, noted Cunningham. The challenge is making people aware of them and encouraging them to seek help when they need it. Helpful nancial education sites include: MyMoney.gov ( www. mymoney.go v ), the governments website dedicated to teaching Americans the basics about nancial education. The NFCC ( www. nfcc.or g ), featuring information on obtaining free or low-cost help from trained, certi ed credit counselors. Practical Money Skills for Life ( www.pmsfl. co m ), a free personal nancial management program run by Visa Inc., that includes saving and budgeting tips, and interactive video games like Financial Football that engage students while teaching them moneymanagement skills. Dont let another April pass without taking steps to improve your nancial literacy and that of your kids. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 17, 2013, go to www.practicalmoneyskills. com/summit201 3 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, April 11, 2013 A Page 4 Section JASON ALDERMAN

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Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE YOUR OPINIONS Weems Memorial Hospital Weems Medical Centers LETTERS www.starfl.com Thursday, April 11, 2013 A Page 5 Section And I remember By Tom Parker Special to The Star A short article in the March 21 edition of The Star refreshed my memory of the visit of the U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides) to St. Joe Bay. It was 1932 and I was ve-years-old. Perhaps some will say that I could not possibly remember the incident, but I do. We lived on Highway 71, across Woodward Avenue from the present Emerald Coast Credit Union. Highway 71 was a two-lane slag road only a few years old at this time. The present boulevard was built in 1939. My attention to highway traf c was because there was such an increase with visitors coming from Blountstown, Tallahassee, Wewa and points in between. The ship required a signi cant water depth for mooring so it was anchored offshore and visitors ferried out on one of three Pogy boats. My mother and I boarded one of the carriers on the second of three days allotted to us for the trip. As we pulled up beside the Ironsides, a sailor in his dress whites reached down to me and said, Come here little fellow, let me help you aboard. I had never seen a sailor before so I was very impressed. The outstanding displays that I remember were life-sized wax gures of Washington, Lincoln and other historical greats. All were housed in glass enclosures. By Brandon Todd It has been said that money talks. Well as a result of the Citizens United ruling and the emergence of SuperPACS in our political system, money not only talks it runs Americas politics, electoral system, and government. It is estimated that around $5 billion was accumulated through donations in the 2012 election season by both Democratic and Republican campaigns and Super-PACS. That is a lot of dough. There has always been big money in politics, but now since the Citizens United ruling in 2010, the American political system has been absolutely ooded with money. Politicians are now politicking for the people, but they are governing for their donors. We are not seeing the full-effects of the Citizens United ruling, but in a few more elections I think we will see our congressmen and presidents turning into puppets and the big donors, bankers, and special interests will be the ventriloquists running them from behind the scenes. Special and Corporate interests are taking control of our political and electoral processes along with our government. The lawyers of specialinterest groups write our legislation, not our elected congressmen. The President is now serving very a select few of powerful people behind the scenes, not the American people. Well come to think of it, Mr. Obama has a $10 million dollar net-worth and is believed to have money in Chinese rms and accounts in the Caymans. The man was born with a golden-spoon in his mouth, and he was nurtured to become a world-leader. He has never experienced true hardship like the common folks hes trying to sway. He is simply putting on a show; an attempt to appeal to the common man. He governs not for people like you or me but rather for a select few people, his buddies, who have a great deal of money and power. It feels as if we are in a Corporate Oligarchy; not a Democratic Republic. The president is not a socialist like his rhetoric has led many people to believe. President Obama is a corporatist; he works for bankers, big campaign donors, and special interest groups. The Corporatist culture is becoming more and more prominent in Washington and the common man is being left behind. Special-interest groups and Corporate Lobbyists have more say in the government than the American people do. Whoever has the money has the power, and can easily in uence and control American politics, American government and, in effect, America itself. The love of money is the root of all evil, and it seems politics is full of money. As Ross Perot once said, War has rules. Mud wrestling has rules. Politics has no rules. The money that is now dominating our electoral processes and government has made American politics even more ruthless, unruly, and corrupt. Eventually, the elite are going to be running this country. Perhaps they already are. I believe Americas soul is being fought for. Our elected representatives seem to have made a deal with the devil. We are one nation under God, not money. Ironically enough, our money says In God We Trust. Big money needs to stay out of our political and electoral processes as well as our government. If Citizens United is not overturned, then the puppeteers behind the scenes will have a full grasp on America and there will be no turning back. Big money in politics is a national security threat. If we continue on this path, and allow big money to takeover America, then we risk losing our freedom and our democracy. We risk becoming slaves to the powerful nancial forces that are taking over our country. This is government for the people, of the people, by the people. This is not government for the bankers, of the special interest groups, by the campaign donors. Abraham Lincoln once wrote, I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people by pitting the cooperationoriented political left against the competitionoriented political right, until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of the war. He felt this way in the 1800s. It is now 2013 and with the way money has ooded American politics, government, and elections it seems Mr. Lincolns instincts were right. Brandon Todd lives in Howard Creek Big Money is taking over America Thanks to a caring community Dear Editor: We would like to thank everyone from Port St. Joe to Mexico Beach for their expression of love, support and generosity in the wake of our recent tragedy. Our family, our neighbors, our parish and all the civic organizations, and strangers who are now our friends; all of you have made us feel blessed that we chose this community as our home. We will never be able to thank you enough for all that youve done for us but we promise to pay it forward for the rest of our lives. We would especially like to thank Bobby and Shirley Rich for immediately giving us a safe haven and their love and care in our time of need. We would like to thank Sarah Hinds and all our friends at the Gulf County Health Department. We want to send a special thank you St. Joseph Parish and the Mens Club as well as our parish family. Another special thank you goes out to the VFW and American Legion for their generous donations. Our northern friends support also made a huge difference to our recovery. God bless you and keep you. Ron & Mary Kelly Recognizing task force (The following was sent, along with a contribution, to the Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force) Dear Editor: My husband and I have just returned home to Minnesota after spending six weeks at Cape San Blas. We picked up your brochure in Port St. Joe and were so pleased that victim services/public awareness information is available in Gulf County. For more than 20 years I worked as a county probation of cer and supervised felony-level domestic violence-related offenders. I worked closely with our local shelter for women and children (Alexandra House) and with their court advocacy program as did my husband, also a probation of cer who served on the board of Alexandra House for several years. This is grueling work, we know, and the outcomes are not always what we think we want, but good for you for trying. Were happy to support you. Name withheld at request Letters to the EDITOR

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Last week we covered the application of berglass to small repairs. After applying berglass, allowing it to thoroughly harden, we need to sand the repair with a 60-80 grit sandpaper. Wrap the paper around a small block of wood, this will help maintain a smooth, even nish. Dont depend on sanding the area even without the block. Earlier prep work included masking tape around the repair area. The tape will help you, as you sand the repair youll nd the tape will eventually peel away easily, this is the level you need for our next step. Wipe down the repaired area with alcohol or acetone. Then re-tape the repaired area, 2-3 inches wider than rst application. Sand this area slightly with same sandpaper and wipe clean. Using a polyester ller, such as Bondo (available at any auto parts store) mix a small batch (34 tablespoons) as directions indicate. Apply a smooth even coat with spreader (rigid plastic, 3 inches by 5 inches approximately with a straight edge) the ller will harden in a few seconds, so work quickly. When ller beings to thicken on your spreader, stop, discard the batch and mix new. Apply ller, generously and to the edge of newly applied tape. Allow ller 20-30 minutes to harden. Begin sanding again as you did with berglass. This step requires attention, take off too much and youll have a dip, take off too little and youll have a bump. Use your eye and your nger tip to feel for a perfectly smooth repair. Peel away the tape again and make sure to sand away the ller line created at the edge of the tape. You may need to repeat this process several times to eliminate bumps, lumps, and small pin-hole sized voids, as any or all these imperfections will really show once primer, paint and gelcoat are applied. Mask off the repaired area, again, move the masking tape 1-2 inches beyond last taping. Using paper, masking lm or other such protection cover areas around repair you dont want painted. Purchase a spray can of auto body sandable primer, apply 2-3 light coats over the area, followed with 1-2 heavier coats. Allow several hours for primer to dry, begin light sanding with 120-150 grit paper, again, wrapped around block. If the repair is larger than your hand, use a pencil to lightly scribble the primed surface. As you sand, any shallow spots will show as the pencil mark will remain when you pass over it with sandpaper. Work these areas carefully to blend high spots with the low spots. Remember, preparation is everything. Next week, we cover renishing with gelcoat or paint. OUTDOORS EV E RYTHING FOR Y OUR O UTDOOR ADV E NTUR E Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com 6 t h A n n u a l EV E EV E EV RYTHING FOR E RYTHING FOR E Y OUR Y OUR Y O UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV NTUR E NTUR E E Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 6 6 A A n A n A O ur BIGGEST S ALE of the Y ear! HUGE SAVINGS ON T H OUSANDS OF I TEMS APRIL 12 & 13 FRIDAY 7AM6PM ET & S ATURDAY 7AM 5PM ET Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, April 11, 2013 www.starfl.com Section Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater Inshore Sheepshead are the talk of the town this week with good reports from Mexico Beach to Indian Pass. St. Joe Bay is a great place to start looking for these fish around the docks, pilings and the sea wall outside of the marina. The old shipping channel markers in the west end of the bay are another go-to spot for sheepshead fishing. Some Spanish mackerel are here, but not in good numbers. Slow trolling close to the beach and out by the buoys will be hot spots this week. Local waters are back to normal this week from last months floods and cold weather. Decent reports are starting to come in from Depot, Howard, and Lake Wimico this week. Most local anglers are fishing for painted bream in the back waters off of the main channels in the big river, and the catfish bite is improving as well. Special to The Star Anglers and divers have 19 new reefs to visit thanks to the efforts of the Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Association (MBARA), the City of Mexico Beach, and support from numerous organizations and members. On Saturday, April 6, 62 reef modules worth over $91,000, found new resting places off the shores of Mexico Beach. The City of Mexico Beach received a $60,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Fund and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The rest came from donations, membership, fund raising, and three shing tournaments--the annual MBARA King sh Tournament, the Mexico Beach Marina Offshore Classic, and the 98 Real Estate Group Ling Ding. Reef modules of varying design, each weighing over 5,000 pounds, were placed in 19 locations, with one to eight structures submerged at each site. The reef modules, all made with steel reinforced concrete and limestone rock, include pyramids, rectangular grouper modules, layer-cake shaped ecosystems, and a new hybrid reef that consists of a grouper module topped by a small ecosystem. This is the rst time the hybrid reefs have been deployed in Florida, and MBARA research divers are anxious to nd out what type of marine life will be attracted to them. According to MBARA research diver Carol Cox, Different structures attract different sh. Amberjack and red snappers are attracted to taller structures such as the pyramids, the grouper units act as low limestone ledges that are preferred by groupers, and ecosystems are a magnet for black sea bass. We nd that placing different types of structures together has a dynamic effect, greatly increasing diversity on the reef. We hope the hybrid reef with its height, ledge, and crevices will attract the greatest diversity we have seen on any single arti cial reef. During this deployment, MBARA added reefs to six existing sites that have become dif cult to nd over the years. MBARA President, Bob Cox, said, It is important to maintain these reefs in honor of the people they were named after. Older reefs were often made with lighter or smaller materials that could be moved by powerful storms or covered by sand. The deployment was overseen by Bill Horn of the FWC along with MBARA volunteers Bob and Carol Cox, Ron Childs, Jimmy Nicholson, and Captain Charlene Burke. MBARA volunteers were involved in every step of the arti cial reef deployment--applying for permits, writing grants, and raising matching funds to earn points when competing for grants. According to Horn, Excellent planning by MBARA and excellent execution by Walter Marine made the project a great success. To get coordinates for the new reefs, visit MBARAs website at www. mbara.or g MBARA deploys new reefs SHIPSHAPE By Richard Hance Fiberglass Repair, Part III Star Staff Report The rst week of the 98 Real Estate Group Ling Ding Tournament in Mexico Beach has been completed with a huge ling landed with a weight of 67.30 pounds. Mitch Colemans boat named Floridaze landed the monster while amberjack shing off of Mexico Beach. Todd Krause was the angler who fought the big sh for over an hour before the big sh was put in the boat. The Ling Ding Tournament had 45 boats entered which allows shing for ling on every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in April. Years ago the annual ling tournament was a big deal in Mexico Beach, and the 98 Real Estate Group is trying to bring this tournament back to the form of years ago. Amberjack and Spanish mackerel have been added to the tournament to give the anglers more options for catching sh eligible for prize money. The biggest ling pays $500 each week and the biggest sh overall at the end of the tournament pays $2,500. We are so glad to be able to bring this tournament back to our area, said Zach Childs, owner and broker of 98 Real Estate Group. This will bring anglers to the area and be of bene t to our local economy. The tournament began with a captains party at Regans Oyster Bar in St. Joe Beach and will end with a big party at Mexico Beach Marina on Saturday, April 27. Anglers can still sign up for the tournament at Mexico Beach Marina and we welcome them all, said John Wiley, tournament director. Proceeds will go to the MBARA to build more reefs off of our shores-it is a good cause and you can have a great time. Big sh landed in Ling Ding Tournament 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, Apr. 11 75 62 50 % Fri, Apr. 12 74 55 50 % Sat, Apr. 13 73 58 0 % Sun, Apr. 14 75 62 40 % Mon, Apr. 15 77 62 20 % T ues, Apr. 16 77 62 30 % Wed, Apr. 17 77 63 10 % SPECIAL TO THE STAR Mitch Coleman is shown with the week one winning sh, a 67.30 pound ling on the boat Floridaze. Photos by CAROL AND BOB COX A pyramid-shaped Florida Limestone Arti cial Reef is deployed. Bob Cox, left, MBARA President, and Bill Horn, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission marine biologist.

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com Thursday, April 11, 2013 A Page 7 Section Star Staff Report The Lady Gators of Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School lost to Port St. Joe and beat Ponce de Leon in last weeks action on the softball diamond. The Lady Gators lost to visiting Port St. Joe 19-7. Naomi Parker started on the mound and last three innings, walking one and striking out none. Ashleigh Price relieved and lasted into the sixth inning, walking four and striking out one and Brianna Bailey nished up, walking two and striking out one. Jessica Smith was 3 for 5 at the plate and drove in a run; Price was 2 for 4 with a sacri ce bunt and Parker was 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs. Tara Walding had a hit, a sacrice y and drove in a run and Caitlin Burch had a hit and drove in one run. Mariah Brown had a pair of hits. Wewahitchka bounced Ponce de Leon 7-2. Price started and went the distance on the mound, allowing ve hits while walking one and striking out six. Smith had three hits and reached base four times with two singles, a double and a walk. Price had a triple and single and drove in a run, Walding and Burch each had two hits and drove in one run and Parker and Bailey each added a hit. The Lady Gators close the regular season this week with games at Port St. Joe (Tuesday) and at home against Blountstown (Thursday). Wewahitchka, 6-6 in District 4-1A, will play in the district tournament at Vernon beginning Monday. Lady Gators fall to PSJ, beat Ponce de Leon Star Staff Report Cold bats and elding miscues continue to undermine solid pitching performances as the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team enters the stretch run of the season. The Tiger Sharks played a doubleheader March 28, hosting Graceville in game on and facing Wakulla High School in the second. Port St. Joe blasted Graceville 12-1. Bryce Godwin was the winning pitcher and Ricky Pennington and Tyler Worley each doubled and drove in a run to pace the Tiger Shark attack. Wakulla handed Port St. Joe a 2-0 defeat. The Tiger Sharks managed just two hits but Coach Chuck Gannon said eighth-grader Ethan Sander provided a very good effort. Sander allowed four hits and struck out six. The following day, Port St. Joe traveled to Franklin County and won the District 2-1A contest 8-3. Austin Clayton pitched a complete game, striking out eight. Pennington and Worley each doubled and Tucker Smith, Godwin and Clayton each had hits. The Seahawks came calling April 2 and beat Port St. Joe 6-3. Chase Wilder started for Port St. Joe and pitched two shutout innings before he was relieved by Godwin because of a sore arm, Gannon said. Port St. Joe bats were quiet, managing just four hits, and the Tiger Sharks committed ve errors in the eld. Clayton had a triple in the bottom of the seventh and Godwin suffered the loss. Port St. Joe faced Liberty County in a district game April 15. In a nine-inning game the Tiger Sharks lost 5-4. We had our chances in the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings and could not come up with the big hit, Gannon said, as Port St. Joe left 10 men on base. Port St. Joe had just six hits with Tyler Worley singling twice. Cole Cryderman started on the mound and went seven innings. Sander pitched the nal two innings and was the losing pitcher. Both pitchers did a good job keeping us in the game, Gannon said. Gannon noted that Smith had some jam-up plays at short in support of Cryderman and Sander but the Tiger Sharks committed errors that led to the ve Liberty County runs. The Tiger Sharks lost 4-2 over the weekend to Tallahassee Godby. Clayton was again sharp on the mound, throwing just 78 total pitches but Port St. Joe bats were again cold, managing just four hits from Troy Williams, Pennington, Worley and Smith. We left the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning when we could not come up with the big hit, Gannon said. Port St. Joe is at Bozeman tonight, at South Walton on Friday and will host Godby on Saturday for Senior Day, as Port St. Joe recognizes seniors Pennington, Clayton, Smith and Worley. Tiger Sharks struggle to reach .500 Ricky Pennington waits on the ball as a Graceville base runner dives back to rst base. COURTESY OF PHIL COALE Special to The Star

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Real Estate Picks Our local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast SELL YOUR LI S TING S HERE! Only $35 per week per listing Minimum 2 ads per week or 1 ad for 2 weeks Contact Joel or Kari for details: (850)814-7377 or (850)227-7847 SOLD MLS 249030 $450,000 Cape San Blas This beautiful property is almost 9 acres, is 200 ft wide and runs from the state highway to the bay ending in 200 ft of mostly sandy bay frontage. There are actually 5 potential building sites on this property with the crown jewel being the 3.34 acre 200 ft frontage bay front compound. Rex Anderson 850-227-5416 www.coastalrealtyinfo.com Sports A8 | The Star Thursday, April 11, 2013 Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School track teams each nished sixth Saturday at the North Florida Relays in Panama City. For the Lady Tiger Sharks, Maya Robbins was a triple winner, taking rst in the long jump, 100 meters and 200 meters. Jamarion Larry was eighth in the 100 meters and 200 meters and Maiylia McNair was eighth in the 300 high hurdles. Teiyahna Hutchison was eighth in the long jump. Larry anchored the 4 by 100 relay team that nished fourth and also included Brooklyn Quinn, Destiny Gadson and Zicya Fedd. The Port St. Joe team of Aleigh Johnson, Zyckina Pittman, Hallie Jasnski and Morgan Gant was fourth in the 4 by 800 meter relay. In the eld events, Nicole Enders was fourth in the pole vault with Celeste Chiles fth, Michell Pyror was fourth in the discus and fth in the shot put. For the boys, NNamdi Davis won the 100 meters, was second at 200 meters, fourth in the triple jump and second in the long jump. Jack Cummings was fourth in the shot put and Jak Riley was fourth in the 200 meters and seventh in the 100 meters. In the relays, the 4 by 400 meter team of Jimmy Cummings, Marcell Johnson, Marquez Johnson, and Stevie Smith was sixth. Port St. Joe will travel to Tallahassee Florida High on Friday for the Class 2-1A district meet track meet. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team went 1-2 last week as the Lady Tiger Sharks prepare to host the District 4-1A tournament on Monday. In the opening round, Franklin County will play Bozeman at 4 p.m. ET, South Walton plays Blountstown at 6 p.m. and Port St. Joe faces West Gadsden at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6, and no passes other than an FHSAA pass will be accepted. The winner of the Franklin vs. Bozeman game will face Liberty County at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the semi nals. The other semi nal will pit the South Walton-Blountstown winner against the Port St. Joe-West Gadsden winner. Last week, Port St. Joe beat Wewahitchka 19-7 on Tuesday before falling 5-0 to Metcalf County, Kentucky on Thursday and 18-1 to Liberty County on Friday. MaKayla Ramsey was the winning pitcher against Wewahitchka, striking out three and walking six while allowing 10 hits and ve earned runs. Ramsey also had four hits and drove in two runs. Brittany King was 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs, Halleigh Keels added three hits and four RBIs and Christian Laine had three hits and drove in a run. Ramsey took the loss against Metcalf County and Laine had one hit. Savannah Miles was the losing pitcher against Liberty County. Hayley Wood, Kelsey Miles, Ramsey and Callie Fleshren each had a hit. Fleshren doubled and was driving in by Ramsey for Port St. Joes only run. St. Joe hosts Marianna at 7 p.m. ET today and travels to Bay on Friday to nish the regular season. Lady Tiger Sharks host district tourney Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School athletic programs, with assistance from the Shark 100 Club, are sponsoring their annual BBQ chicken dinner fundraiser on April 19. The meals may be picked up from 5-7 p.m. ET in the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Commons area. The price for each dinner is $6, and each dinner includes chicken, beans, slaw, bread and sweet tea. All proceeds and donations go to the respective athletic programs that are selling tickets. John Wright and other community members will be cooking the chickens. Thanks to the Shark 100 Club for all that it does for Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School athletic programs. Annual fundraiser to bene t PSJ athletics Port St. Joe teams nish sixth at North Florida Relays

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Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in Port St. Joe Star. 1) How did host Jim Lange refer to a female contestant on older TVs The Dating Game? Beautiette, Ladymore, Bachelorette, Lovelylou 2) Statistically, within the next seven days how many Americans will be injured by jewelry? 59, 234, 600, 800 3) Where are you subject to nes for making ugly faces at dogs? Oklahoma, Montreal, Florida, Moscow 4) Worcestershire sauce is basically what kind of ketchup? Mustard, Pepper, Anchovy, Vinegar 5) Which capital city was once known as Beverwyck? Annapolis, Albany, Atlanta, Austin 6) How many blowholes does a blue whale have? 1, 2, 3, 4 7) Whom did Frank Sinatra say was his greatest musical in uence? Ink Spots, Billie Holiday, Midge Williams, Boswell Sisters 8) Where was chicken divan created at the Divan Parisien Restaurant? NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Boston 9) In ancient Rome it was a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked what? Wrist, Neck, Nose, Foot 10) Which Charles is said to have devised the rst chuck wagon? Pieman, Fryer, Cooker, Goodnight 11) Of these celebrities, whos allergic to horses? Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Eminen, Usher 12) Where is it illegal to give someone a box of candy weighing more than 50 pounds? Alaska, Texas, Idaho, Virginia 13) Generally speaking, smokers eat more of what than non-smokers? Pasta, Sugar, Fruit, Pizza 14) What do skunks occasionally do right before they spray? Handstands, Twirls, Jumps, Rollovers ANSWERS 1) Bachelorette. 2) 800. 3) Oklahoma. 4) Anchovy. 5) Albany. 6) 2. 7) Billie Holiday. 8) NYC. 9) Nose. 10) Goodnight. 11) Sandra Bullock. 12) Idaho. 13) Sugar. 14) Handstands. COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, April 11, 2013 B Page 1 Section Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Victor Duval, manager of the Port St. Joe CVS Pharmacy, recently was recognized by George Small for being a Good Samaritan. Duval prevented Smalls mother from almost being scammed out of $500. The scam involved a phone call to a potential target letting them know they have won a car or a trip and all they need to do to receive it is to pay the taxes on the prize. Targets are encouraged to visit a local Walmart or CVS and acquire a Green Dot prepaid Visa or Mastercard and relay a number from the card to the scammer. The digits are used to take the money from the card and after the fraud is successful, the scammer disappears and no prize is received. Duval, a 17-year employee of CVS, had heard of this trick in the past, but it was the rst time he had seen anyone in Port St. Joe almost fall victim to it. Seeing the woman purchase a $500 prepaid card raised a red ag, and he intervened to inform her she had likely been targeted. After Duval explained how the con worked, she said she had in fact received a phone call about a prize from Kingston, Jamaica. The manager then spent the next few minutes on the phone with Green Dot and explained the situation. He was able to get her money for the non-refundable card returned. She was pretty upset when she found out, said Duval, but was happy to get her money back. Companies that sell the prepaid cards often have safety measures in place to prevent the buyer falling victim to similar cases of fraud. When people buy the Green Dot cards, were trained to ask questions, Duval said. Its for their protection against these types of situations. These scams typically target the elderly and the phone calls might originate from outside the U.S. People need to know about these scams, said Small, the targets son. I want to commend Victor for taking action. Good Samaritan prevents gift card scam VICTOR DUVAL Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Marina will again host Hot Dogs for Dogs, a fundraiser for the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET Saturday at the marina. Folks can get two hot dogs, a bag of chips and a soft drink for a $5 donation. The hot dogs are donated by Seahorse Water Safaris and the buns, hot dog xings, chips and soft drinks are donated by the Port St. Joe Marina. All proceeds go to the Humane Society. The St. Joseph Humane Society staff will bring some animals from the shelter for visitors to see, pet and play with. Volunteers will answer all questions about the shelter, the cats and dogs that are cared for and the process for adoption. While at the marina, shop in the gift shop, talk to Seahorse Water Safaris about boat rentals, cruises or shing trips and take a walk on the boardwalk around the Marina to Jetty Park or Fishing Express, stop by Dockside Seafood and Raw Bar and check out its new menu or just relax on the grass with the animals. Hot Dogs for Dogs fundraiser aids humane society Bridges students have eld day at Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School Photos by WES LOCHER | The Star Tossing a football through a hula hoop was just one of the events that students participated in. At right, some students needed a friendly face and a helping hand at eld day. HAVING A BALL By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Bridges students from Gulf County schools held their annual Field Day event Friday in the Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium. The eld day consisted of fun, physical activities including the torch run, where students balanced a ball atop a toilet plunger while running, basketball, a cart race, football toss and pinball, which required players to bowl a ball into a standing pin. The games helped the students stay active and tightened the bond between fellow students and friends. The audience, teachers and staff had smiles on their faces, as did Gulf County Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton as he watched over the events. This is what its all about, Norton said. Festivities were hosted by physical education teacher Stuart Vines and the students were cheered on by not only their peers, but their friends, family, the Wewahitchka Gator mascots and members of the cheerleading team. The event closed with an awards ceremony where each student received a medal for their participation. Students were then treated to a picnic lunch at nearby Honeyville Park. Centennial TRIVIA Between 1910-1911 the Apalachicola Northern Railroad, in an effort to make Port St. Joe a tourist destination, built a water park on the waterfront in front of the Port Inn. What caused it to be removed? Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6

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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 OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society EARLY! Early is a 68# 1yr+ Australian Cattle Dog Mix. Early walks well on a leash and knows the command of sit. He is attentive and like attention. Early would do well with an experienced dog owner. If you can give this great guy the attention he needs, please let us know. 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 $5.00 donation Hotdog Chips & Drink (Limit 2 dogs per donation) (850) 227-9393 ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE H UM A NE S OCIETY Cut N Up would like to welcome Kayla to our team! NEW Spa Manicure / Pedicure Room! 2093026 Society B2 | The Star Thursday, April 11, 2013 Star Staff Report Amateur radio license exams Enter the exciting world of amateur radio to communicate with people around the world. The Gulf Amateur Radio Society will give licensing exams at 10 a.m. ET May 11 at the Gulf County Emergency Operations Center located behind the County Courthouse. Get your initial license or upgrade a present license. For registration, details and/ or assistance, call Cecil Tillis at 648-8251. American Legion meeting There will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116 at 4 p.m. ET April 23 at VFW Post 10069 on Trout Avenue in Highland View. This will be a general business meeting to include nominations for of cers for the upcoming year. All members are urged to attend. Eligibility for membership and bene ts can be found on the American Legion Website at www. legion.org. All eligible veterans are invited to join. PSJES yard sale The PTO of Port St. Joe Elementary School will hold a yard from 8 a.m. until noon ET Saturday sale in the school parking lot. The sale will include shoes, clothes, baby items and more. There also will be a bake sale. Donations are needed. Come out and support the school. To donate, call Hilary Patterson at 625-3262 or the school at 227-1221. PSJ Garden Club to host plant swap at meeting Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Garden Club will meet at noon ET today at the Garden Center on Eighth Street. After lunch, the club will have a plant swap, where members will give a short description of a plant and then swap it for another. Also, the club will be preparing for the District II meeting of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs that will be in Port St. Joe in May. The Garden Center is on both Florida and national historic site lists and is available to be rented by leaving a message on the Port St. Joe Facebook Page. Isnt it great, Camerons 8 Happy Birthday, Cameron Brown Love, Papa, Grandma, Daddy, Mommy and Carson Special to The Star In a nation where more than 1,650,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer this year, Gulf County is invited to celebrate life. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a unique fundraising event in which teams of participants take turns walking the track for 24 hours in an effort to ght cancer. Gulf County will hold two Relay for Life events this year. The Relay for Life of Wewahitchka will be at 6 p.m. CT April 19 at the Wewahitchka High School Football Field. The Relay for Life of Gulf County will be at 6 p.m. ET April 26 at the Port St. Joe High School Football Field. The message of the event is that no one ghts cancer alone. All cancer survivors, meaning anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, will join together on the track and walk or wheelchair the rst lap, uni ed in victory and hope. This emotional lap honors the courage of all who have defeated cancer. The atmosphere of Relay For Life is one of camaraderie and celebration, and this event provides an opportunity for cancer survivors to pass the torch of hope on to those still battling cancer or those that might be touched by cancer in the future. Because no one ghts cancer alone, friends, family members and caregivers are encouraged to attend the Survivors Lap and join their loved ones as they walk around the track. If you are a cancer survivor and would like to take part in the Relay For Life of Gulf County or Wewahitchka, call Kelli Jackson at 819-1564. For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service. Survivors lap kicks off Relay For Life Society BRIEFS THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK @ PSJ_Star FOLLOW US ON TWITTER Happy BIRTHDAY

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Coupon Expires: 4-30-13 FREE EYE EXAM CODE: PJ00 Darren Payne, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Smart Lenses SM CONTA C T A DAM WHITE FOR T I C KET I NFO: 850 3401887 HIGHLAND VIE W ASSEMBLY OF GOD PRESENTS $ 10 PER PLATE 1 st Annual Gulf Sands Fried Shrimp Dinner April 19 th 2013 5:30 to 7:30 pm Come experience this local favorite dish made by Joyce Britt, Owner of the famous Gulf Sands Restaurant in St. Joe Beach. The Restaurant has since closed but the locals still talk about the wonderful Thursday Night Shrimp Night they use to have. Price is $10 a plate which includes Gulf Sands Famous Fried Shrimp, Cheese Grits, Mrs. Joyces Cole Slaw, Hush Puppies, and choice of Sweet Tea or UnSweet. School News The Star| B3 Thursday, April 11, 2013 Special to The Star FCAT Testing: April and May are FCAT, End of Course and PERT Testing month. All parents are encouraged to check the schools calendar for your students scheduled testing dates. NJROTC News: The NJROTC will hold a Change of Command and Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. ET May 9 in the Commons Area. Next years staff will be installed, and outgoing seniors will be honored for their performance throughout their high school careers. Shark Bites: To receive Shark Bites our weekly schedule of events, email LCDR Marty Jarosz at mjarosz@gulf.k12. .us. Football: Spring football begins May 1. All interested students need to have a completed or updated sports physical to be eligible to practice. See Coach Gannon for more details. Physical forms may be picked up in the main of ce. Port St. Joe Cheerleading News: Congratulations to the following students for their selection as our Shark Cheer Squads for the upcoming school year. A special thanks goes to all those who participated in the weeklong tryouts. Spirit is alive and well at Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School. Varsity: DanTasia Welch, Haley McCroan, Sydney Owens, Anna Haynes, Morgan Butts, Nikki Fenn, Alyson Johnson, Celeste Thursbay, Maddie Flanagan, Giana Koce, Mary Butts, Kennedy Thacker, Lizzie Furstenburg and Kristen Thursbay. Junior Varsity: Elizabeth Sapp, Kyli Wockenfuss, Lexie Combs, Gracie Cryderman, Ashton Childress, Lexie Plair, Kharisma Langston, Kendell Moore, Eva Varnes, Morgan Vaughn and Lacey Linton. It is that time of year again for the Annual Cheerleading Shrimp Boil. Tickets cost $15 and may be purchased from any new 2013/2014 cheerleader or cheer sponsors Kristal Smallwood and Anna McFarland. Meals can be picked up from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Frank Pate Park. Delivery available upon request with advanced notice. Dinner includes 1 pound of shrimp, new potatoes and corn, compliments of Tommy Ward and 13 Mile Seafood, a homemade dessert and a drink. 2013 Junior/Senior Prom: April 20 is the date for our annual Rite of Spring event: the Port St. Joe Junior/ Senior Prom. Come join us at the entrance to the Centennial Building at 8 p.m. ET to welcome our VIPs as they cross the red carpet into a night of diamonds and lace. Lady Shark Softball: District tournament play commences at Lady Shark Field at 4 p.m. ET Monday and continues Tuesday with Finals on Wednesday. Come out and support our Lady Sharks on their quest for a District Championship. Baseball Wrap-Up: After an away schedule this week, the Sharks return home at 1 p.m. ET Saturday against Godby. They close out the regular season at home against Altha at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday. Relay for Life: The Port St. Joe Schools and District Of ce Family Relay for Life goal is $3,500, and we are well on our way. Please help support our ght against cancer, and we would like to honor our survivors. Fundraisers include but are not limited to the following events: BBQ lunch prepared by Phil Lanford on Friday, prom concession stand on April 20 (Stand workers are needed) and Relay for Life Event on April 26. Walkers and concession stand workers needed. The event begins at 6 p.m. ET with the Survivor Walk. To sign up or volunteer, see your school/of ce Relay For Life representative. If you would like to make a donation in honor or memory of someone for a luminary (suggested donation is $5), see the following people: Sue Gannon at Port St. Joe Elementary; Dawn Alcorn; at Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School; and Mary Lou Cumbie or Melissa Ramsey at the District Of ce. Special to The Star Congratulations to the honor roll students of Faith Christian School. All As include: Austin Ramsey, kindergarten; Torren Smith, kindergarten; Kole Street, kindergarten; Taylor Burkett, rst grade; Carter Costin, rst grade; Alex Taylor, rst grade; Magnolia Sarmiento, rst grade; and Kristen Bouington, third grade. As and Bs include: Karis Whicker, kindergarten; John Cullen, rst grade; Riley McGuf n, rst grade; Eliza Bailey, rst grade; Emma Grace Burke, second grade; Halee Whicker, second grade; Theron Smith, third grade; Riley Noah, fourth grade; Catherine Bouington, fth grade; and Elijah Sarmiento, eighth grade. Students of the Month: April Woodrome, Jackson Taunton, Alexis Jackson, William Bailey, Halei Adkins, Avery Fisher, Kelli Wolinski, Ashlynn Walker, Donald Brake, Leilah Dupuie, Brooke Lorenzo, Luke Hjort, Zion Parker, Bryanna Jones, Chelsi Sorenson, Sadie Calareso, Emily Powell, Madison Nelson, Austin Peters, Dylan Edwards, Hailey Hicks, Alex Pitts, Josh Pitts, Gracie Price, Brett Miller and Jonah Johnson (Not Pictured). Bus Riders of Month: Amaya Nobles, Alden Fowler, Bobbie Sue Fowler, Halley Lanier, Devin Hysmith, Jasmine Lister, Tyler Stark and Nathan Combs (Not Pictured). Front Row: Ava Davis, Kelsie Tomes-Huge, Handley Pitts. Back Row: Ashley Eubanks, Shanecia Sims, Hannah Fulk, Courtney Jones, Destiny Dykes THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HONORS DAZZLING DOLPHINS The Lions Tale A HONOR ROLL A/B HONOR ROLL

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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 : WORSHIP AT SUNSET PARK 8 AM (CST) 10:30 AM (CST) ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BIBLE CLASS 9:30 AM (CST) MONDAY : LIFE TREE 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 SUNDAY: Sunday School 9:15 Morning Worship 10:30 Evening Worship 5:00 1601 Long Ave Port St Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8691 W E DN ES DAY: Family D inner 5:30 Prayer Meeting 6:30 Student Ministry 6:30 Childrens Ministry / Choir 6:30 A dult Choir 7:30 MINISTRY S CHEDULE FAITH Thursday, April 11, 2013 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Tina Warren Ritter, born Dec. 23, 1948, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Tina was an artist and enjoyed antiques and making arts and crafts. She is survived by her daughter, Tara Quaranta; son-in-law, Bill Quaranta Jr.; and her grandchildren, Jada, Billy III, Christian and Damien Quaranta, all of Port St Joe, who she resided with and loved dearly. A memorial service was Saturday April 6, 2013, at Oak Grove Assembly of God. Tina Warren Ritter Mrs. Anna Folmar Little, age 77, of Port Saint Joe, Fla., died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Bay Medical Center. Graveside Services were at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at Green Hills Cemetery with Father Lou Little and the Rev. Jimmy Spikes of ciating, and Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing. Visitation was 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy. She is survived by her husband, Father Lou Little; her sons and their families, Michael and his wife, Barbara Folmar, and their children, Catie and Joey of Troy; her son, Jon and his wife, Gina, and their children, Lacey of Glenwood, Joshua of Raleigh, N.C., and Lindsey and Will Sanders of Troy; her son, Matthew and his wife, Amy, and their children, Marshall and Abby of Enterprise; two great-grandchildren, Connor and Graelyn Sanders; her stepsons, Jeff (Melinda) Little and Scott Little; and their children, Leslie, Katherine, Charles, Michael and Justin Little. She was preceded in death by her rst husband, Joel Folmar; and a greatgranddaughter, Livee Sanders. Members of Gulf View United Methodist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of owers, memorials may be made to Gulf View United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society or St. Peters Anglican Church in Port St. Joe. To sign the online guest register book please visit www.dillardfh.com. Dillard Funeral Home Troy, Ala. 334-566-1720 Anna Folmar Little John Edward Lewis, 86, of Port St. Joe, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013. He was born in Jennings, Fla., on Nov. 26, 1926. He worked at St. Joe Paper Mill and retired from Florida Power Corporation after 23 years of service. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean con ict. In his earlier years, John enjoyed traveling with his wife and they visited all of the states in the country. His passion was restoring old cars and he could be seen driving his Ole Dude, a restored 1936 Chevy, around town. He also was an avid knife collector and had a story to tell about each knife in his collection. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Lewis Wright. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Lewis; his daughter, Jerrie Todd and husband, Greg; his son, Hal Lewis; and grandchildren, Megan and Meredith Todd, Kayleigh, Ashleigh and Bradley Lewis, all of Port St. Joe. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. ET Friday, April 5, 2013, at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe with Father Phil Fortin of ciating. All services were under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home. John Edward Lewis Grace Adams of Saint Joe Beach passed away April 2, 2013. Grace was a faithful and kindly woman. As a member of the Port Saint Joe Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses she volunteered much of her time to sharing Bible truths with her neighbors. Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Adams. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Meeker; a sister, Lois Wilburn; and a number of stepchildren and grandchildren and other family members. A memorial service will be at at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 13, the Port Saint Joe Kingdom Hall Jehovahs Witnesses at 335 Selma St. in Saint Joe Beach. Dale Piergiovanni will preside and deliver a comforting scriptural talk. Grace Adams Star Staff Report The Rev. Ray Jones will preach the 10 a.m. ET worship service at First Presbyterian Church of Port St. Joe and 11 a.m. CT Sunday at First Presbyterian of Wewahitchka. Jones, who is coordinator for Evangelism with the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is the rst known representative of the General Assembly to preach at either Presbyterian Church in Gulf County. The General Assembly PCUSA is the council of the whole denomination and is composed of equal numbers of ruling (lay) elders and teaching (ordained clergy) elders. Jones brings what he has learned formally and informally from life experience, the church in many forms, including those he has served as pastor, and study at Furman University and Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta. He is married and has two daughters. Before accepting his call to General Assembly, he spent 25 years as pastor in Sumner Presbyterian Church in Sumner, Miss., First Presbyterian Church in Bay Minette, Ala., and Macland Presbyterian Church in Powder Springs, Ga. He served as organizing pastor of the Macland Presbyterian Church, and in his words, grew with the church in sixteen years of ministry. Jones has a heart for helping people grown in their love of God in Jesus Christ. He led a weekend workshop for Florida Presbytery on Saturday based on the newly-developed Engage study for thoughtful ways to share the faith. Special to The Star Eating disorders, trauma explored at Lifetree Caf How to cope with eating disorders and other problems rooted in trauma will be explored at 7 p.m. CT Monday at Lifetree Caf. The program, titled Triumph Over Trauma: One Womans Struggle with Anorexia, features an exclusive lmed interview with a victim of anorexia whose eating disorder threatened to end her life. This program will explore what to do when trauma prompts an eating disorder or other problem, Lifetree representative Craig Cable said. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. Youth and Adult Day at New Bethel New Bethel Baptist will celebrate Youth and Adult Day at 11:30 a.m. ET April 21. Everyone is invited to help lift up the name of the Lord. Colors are yellow, blue, pink, mint green and white. Obituaries Jones to preach at First Presbyterian Faith BRIEFS Tullis family The family of Doris Tullis would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for all the love, prayers, food and owers that were sent during the time of our loss of a loved one. We would also like say thank you for all the love and prayers that are still being felt by the family. Thank you and God bless, The Tullis Family Card of THANKS

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, April 11, 2013 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Artery in Port St. Joe will host its rst creative writing class for children ages 10 and up on Monday The class, inspired by a similar event for adults held last month, focuses on character development, plot, and point of view. The session will be taught by Pat Van West, author of the childrens book The Crab Man. Van West, who holds a doctorate in curriculum development and instruction has been published in more than 100 publications including magazines, newspapers and journals and has taught creative writing and workshops to children in kindergarten up through college age. Writing for children is what gives me the most joy, said Van West, who moved to Port St. Joe a year ago. The instructor said her goal for the class is to stimulate critical thinking and have children come away from the class with new ideas. When scouting locations to host the class, Van West saw The Artery as the only spot. Operated by Leslie Wentzell, who moved to Port St. Joe seven years ago from Wisconsin and saw her studio as a place where creativity could thrive. Creative endeavors enhance peoples lives, Wentzell said. This town is full of artists. The Artery started off as Wentzells personal studio where she focused on clay and sculptures. After adults came searching for art classes, she soon began teaching painting at the No Name Caf. Wanting to further expand to teaching pottery and clay, Wentzell took her studio public, hosting classes and having open studio time giving visitors a hub to explore their creativity or learn something new. For Wentzell, the addition of the creative writing class kept things moving in the right direction. Writing is fun, said Van West, who noted he is excited to share her knowledge and spark creativity within the young minds. We strive to make the arts accessible in a nonjudgmental environment, Wentzell added. Scholarships are available for the creative writing class. For more information, call Leslie at The Artery at 227-5741. The cost for the workshop is $15 and runs from 3:15-4:45 p.m. ET. In Loving Memory of Tranum Howell Mclemore February 21, 1977 April 4, 2012 If tears could build a stairway And memories a lane We would walk right up to Heaven And bring you back again You planned no farewell words For there was no reason to say goodbye You were gone before we knew it And only God knows why Our hearts still ache in sadness And secret tears still ow What it meant to love and lose you No one can ever know I know you want me to mourn for you no more To share your memory with the girls And happy times life still has in store Youll never be forgotten, my pledge to you that day A hallowed place within my heart and my lasting love For you is where youll always stay Being in the prime of your life, we can only imagine where you would be today and what you would have accomplished beyond what you had already achieved. Tranum, we think of you and miss you every day and night and so wish that you were here with us. You are always on our minds and in our hearts and our love for you never ends. We love you. Your Mother, Dad, Mr. Charles, and all your extended family and friends. WWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM HOLLY & L UKE RANDY STA R K R ANDY S TA R K & A R T LONG F R IDAY & S ATU R DAY 9PM KA R AOKE DJ DANCING Special to The Star The fth annual Tobacco Free Florida Week runs through Saturday. Themed High Five: Celebrating Five Years of Tobacco Free Florida Week, the week highlights progress made in protecting Floridians from tobaccos deadly toll. The Gulf County Tobacco Prevention Program works with the Florida Department of Healths Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida to educate youth about the harmful effects of tobacco use, aid current tobacco users in their efforts to quit, and bring to light the impact tobacco has on the communitys health and economy. Quitting smoking can help reverse the damage, and the bene ts begin immediately, said Jessie Pippin, Tobacco Prevention coordinator for the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County. Because we want to improve the health of our county, we will continue to work with community partners and our Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) groups to increase tobacco prevention and cessation awareness. Since the inception of the Tobacco Free Florida program, the following milestones have been achieved: Protecting the People: There are more than 500,000 fewer adult smokers in Florida. Tobacco Free Florida has helped 72,000 people quit through its 3 Ways to Quit services. There are now 70,000 fewer youth smokers. There are more than 220,000 fewer youth in Florida exposed to secondhand smoke, which contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals, hundreds of which are toxic and 69 that can cause cancer. Bene ting the community: In June 2011, Gov. Rick Scott signed a law amending the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act to give school boards the authority to designate all district property as tobacco free. Gulf County and Port St. Joe cities have passed resolutions urging local vendors to cease the sale and marketing of all candyavored tobacco products, which target youth. Gulf County currently has 4 Students Working Against Tobacco groups on both ends of the county who are committed to increasing awareness of the dangers of tobacco products. Helping the State: The reduction in smokers has helped save more than $4.2 billion in personal health care costs. Twenty colleges and universities in Florida, the Gulf Coast State College-Gulf/Franklin Center have taken the bold step to enact 100 percent smokefree campus policies. These efforts are supported by a statewide media campaign driven by powerful advertisements that demonstrate the dangers and real-life consequences of tobacco use, inspiring Floridians to quit and encouraging youth to never start. Research shows that hard-hitting media campaigns are effective. Each year, Tobacco Free Florida week turns up the heat on tobacco by educating Floridians about the dangers to health from smoking and chewing tobacco, said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. Florida has seen remarkable success in reducing smoking rates in recent years, one of the programs many accomplishments that we will celebrate during this ve-year anniversary. Tobacco Free Florida offers three ways to quit: Call the Florida Quitline at 877-U-CAN-NOW to speak with a Quit Coach who will help you assess your addiction and help you create a personalized quit plan. Enroll in Web Coach, which will help you create your own web-based quit plan thats right for you, visit https://www. quitnow. net/ orida. Visit your local Area Tobacco Prevention Coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County to learn how to sign up for Quit Smoking Now group classes. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #WhyImTobaccoFree. Tobacco Free Florida is a statewide cessation and prevention campaign funded by Floridas tobacco settlement fund. Tobacco Free Florida is managed by the Florida Department of Health, speci cally the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida. Smokers and smokeless tobacco users interested in quitting are encouraged to call the Florida Quitline at 877-U-CAN-NOW to speak with a quit coach. To learn about Tobacco Free Florida and the states free quit smoking resources, visit www. tobaccofree orida. com or follow the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ TobaccoFreeFlorida or Twitter at www.twitter.com/tobaccofree a. Gulf celebrates fth Tobacco Free Florida Week Artery to host childrens creative writing class in April Emily Conn was recognized for her honesty; Piper Tew for being helpful and Galen Griggs for demonstrating improvement. WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AWARD

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, April 11, 2013 Tomatoes are unquestionably the most popular vegetable for backyard gardeners. But it wasnt always like that. In fact, the tomato is actually something of a new comer at the American table. Believe it or not, tomatoes used to be thought of as poisonous. Tomatoes do belong to the poisonous nightshade family, which didnt help matters, but so do the potato, pepper, and eggplant, and they have been considered edible vegetables for centuries. Part of the reason tomatoes were avoided might have been because they werent native to Europe. They originated in South and Central America, and were brought to Europe by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th Century. The English werent impressed by their food value; they grew tomatoes on trellises, as ornamentals. The French considered the tomatoes peasant food some of these attitudes probably carried over into the United States, for the tomatoes wasnt eaten here until about the middle of the 19th Century. Since then, moreover, the tomato has enjoyed a rapid climb to the top, and is one of the most popular vegetable grown. The large, red, succulent fruits that we enjoy today, however, have little in common with their ancestors, the tomatls grown by the Incas and the Peruvians. The early tomatoes were small and yellow; todays sweet juicy tomatoes were developed by the Italians. They found their way into America and became a staple in the American diet. According to Extension Emeritus Specialist Jim Stephens of the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, plenty of sunshine is a must for healthy sweet tomatoes. A minimum of six hours a day is suggested, but sunshine all day is even better. Another rather general rule is to use mulch. As you know, mulches help conserve soil moisture, inhibit the growth of weeds and keep fertilizer from leaching. But, most important for tomatoes, mulches keep the fruits off the ground. Good materials for mulches are straw, leaves, dried lawn clippings and plastic. Mulching with black plastic has given many gardeners excellent results. If you would like to try this method, prepare the soil for planting and make sure that its suf ciently moist. Lay the plastic over the entire bed and anchor the edges with soil. Then, cut holes in the plastic and set the plants into the bed. Tomatoes need about 1 inches of water each week heavy soaking once or twice weekly are better than many light sprinklings. If your soil is very sandy, you may need to water more frequently, especially the rst week after planting. Never let the soil completely dry out. Many insects can bother tomatoes, causing leaf and fruit damage. A general purpose insecticide will control most of their problems. You county extension agent or garden center operator can recommend an appropriate insecticide. The most serious disease of tomatoes is blights, leaf spot, wilts and viruses. Leaf spots can usually be controlled with fungicide sprays. Viruses and wilts, however, must be controlled by using resistant plant varieties to start with. 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Anyone who cannot attend a meeting may comment by e-mail deliver a written comment to the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 311. #2013-53 CALL DEESON A/ C & HEATING T ODAY! 850-899-1375 CMC1249673 ATTENTION H O M EO W NE R S from NO CREDIT CHE C K! H ASSLE FREE FI N A NC I N G A VAILABLE! CO M PLETE S YSTE M I NSTALL Includes Indoor & Outdoor Units All Materials to change complete system out STA R TING AS LO W AS $ 130.18 PE R M ONT H NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The Board of Commissioners of the Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority will hold its Annual Meeting on April 23, 2013, at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 2725 Graves Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. E.D.S.T. The meeting will be open to the public. 2089327 Gun Show April 13th & 14th Panama City Fairgrounds FREE PARKING Concealed Weapons Class Sat/Sun 11am or 2pm Floridagunshows.com Sat 9-5 Sun 10-4 Tomatoes for home garden, part II ROY LEE CARTER County extension director The large, red, succulent fruits that we enjoy today, however, have little in common with their ancestors, the tomatls grown by the Incas and the Peruvians. Todays sweet tomatoes were developed by the Italians. They found their way into America and became a staple in the American diet. A tropical storm damaged the facilities beyond repair. (possibly the unnamed hurricane of 1917 that made landfall in Okaloosa County) Trivia ANSWER

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 11, 2013 The Star | B7 90656S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000130 ONE WEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT I. GARVER, JR. A/K/A ROBERT GARVER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTROINIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC AS NOMINEE FOR ONE SOURCE MORTGAGE, LLC; AND BARRIER DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 23-2012-CA-000130 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 2nd day of May, 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: UNIT 47 BARRIER DUNES, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY THAT CERTAIN SURVEY FROM A.D. PLATT AND ASSOCIATES, INC., DATED JULY 13, 2000 AND BEARING JOB NUMBER 4380-47, AS FOLLOWS: PARCEL ‘H’ COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 4, IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 12 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2 IN SAID FRACTIONAL SECTION 36, FOR A DISTANCE OF 999.95 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID EASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 749.58 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 239.04 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A PRIVATE ROADWAY (RIGHT-OFWAY WIDTH VARIES), THENCE RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 109.50 FEET, THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 87 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY, FOR A DISTANCE OF 66.05 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST 2.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTH 20 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 02 SECONDS WEST 42.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 69 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST 16.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 20 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST 42.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 69 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST 16.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND TOGETHER WITH ALL RIGHTS AND AMENITIES AS SHOWN IN THE PROTECTIVE COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF BARRIER DUNES DATED JULY 25, 1985, RECORDED AUGUST 06, 1985 IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 107 AT PAGE 277, AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 DATED AT PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA THIS 25TH DAY OF MARCH, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk April 4, 11, 2013 90722S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00476 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4, Plaintiff, vs. ERNEST REESE ANTLEY, SARA M. ANTLEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 2nd day of April, 2013, and entered in Case No. 08-00476, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4 is the Plaintiff and ERNEST REESE ANTLEY, SARA M. ANTLEY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 1st day of August, 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)7475338 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 3rd day of April, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m April 11, 18, 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 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 92861S 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. 1290 Application No. 2013-20 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04640-000R Description of Property: Lot No. 20, Block B, Port St. Joe Heights, in the City of Port St. Joe. Name in which assessed: Pete McKelvy & Polly McKelvy 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 1st day of May, 2013. Dated this 25th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 28 April 4, 11, 18, 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 92859S 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. 1280 Application No. 2013-21 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04594-220R Description of Property: Lot 4, According to the Plat of the Village at Marina Cove, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 48, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: William C. Williams III 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 1st day of May, 2013. Dated this 25th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 28 April 4, 11, 18, 2013 92939S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000243 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. MARIA JO STRICKLAND, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 06, 2013 and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA000243 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and MARIA JO STRICKLAND; JASPER L. SMITH; FRANN H. SMITH; 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; SUNTRUST BANK; FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURT HOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 25th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17 AND 19, BLOCK 15 OF OAK GROVE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 210 IOLA STREET, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 25, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F11003106 April 4, 11, 2013 92863S 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. 273 Application No. 2013-19 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 01244-001R Description of Property: Lot One (1), First Addition to Shamrock Estates, as per Official Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 51, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Robert Coultas 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 1st day of May, 2013. Dated this 25th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 28 April 4, 11, 18, 2013 92949S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000050 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. SEAN E. WILLIAMS; TAMMIE J. WILLIAMS; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 6, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in GULF County, Florida, described as: LOT 25, IN BLOCK 1016, OF UNIT 2 OF MILLVIEW ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, PAGE BOOK 1, PAGE 46. a/k/a 302 PETERS STREET, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456-1439 at public sale on April 25, 2013, at 11 o’clock a.m. ET, in the front lobby of the Gulf Country Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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 at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 22nd day of March, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850) 229-6113. April 4, 11, 2013 92985S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-19-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF MARTIN Q. GAY Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of MARTIN Q. GAY, deceased, whose date of death was March 5, 2013 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal 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 THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 4, 2013. Personal Representatives: Arvelia Lynn Williamson 245 Annie Avenue Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Karen Regina Burge 4022 Napoli Road Panama City, FL 32405 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 Email: ccostin@costinlaw.com April 4, 11, 2013 92969S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments 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. 1136 Application No. 2013-23 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03801-175R Description of Property: Lot 15, Block A, Integras Rehabilitation Phase II, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 2, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Integras Therapy & Wellness Center, 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 8th day of May, 2013. Dated this 2nd day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk April 4, 11,18, 25, 2013 92971S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments 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. 1748 Application No. 2013-22 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06346-815R Description of Property: Lot 19, Block B, Sunset Pointe Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 41-43, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Rex H. & Anne D. Anderson 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 8th day of May, 2013. Dated this 2nd day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk April 4, 11,18, 25, 2013 93029S IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-455-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Bayside Savings Bank, vs. LITTLE WING ENTERPRISES, INC., MATTHEW TRAHAN, CHRISTINA TRAHAN, and PJK INVESTMENTS, LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 20, 2013, and entered in Civil Action No. 09-455-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, where-in the parties were the plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Bayside Savings Bank, and the defendants, LITTLE WING ENTERPRISES, INC., MATTHEW TRAHAN, CHRISTINA TRAHAN, and PJK INVESTMENTS, LLC, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 25th day of April, 2013, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 11: Beginning at the Point of Intersection of the West line of the East 1/5 of East 1/2 of Government Lot 2, Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida with the Southerly line of the 100 foot R/W of County Road No. 30-E (formerly State Road No. 30-E), thence South 01 degrees 13 minutes 30 seconds West 140.0 feet; thence South 88 degrees 46 minutes 30 seconds East 76.95 feet; thence North 01 degrees 13 minutes 30 seconds East to the Southerly R/W line of County Road No. 30-E; thence Southwesterly along said R/W to the Point of Beginning; AND Lot 12: Commencing at the Point of Intersection of the West line of the East 1/5 of East 1/2 of Government Lot 2, Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, with the Southerly line of the 100 foot R/W of County Road. No. 30-E (formerly State Road No. 30-E), thence South 01 degrees 13 minutes 30 seconds West 150.0 feet; thence South 88 degrees 46 minutes 30 seconds East 76.95 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence North 01 degrees 13 minutes 30 seconds East to the South R/W line of County Road No. 30-E; thence Northeasterly along said R/W to the East line of said East 1/5 of the East 1/2 of said Government Lot 2; thence South 01 degrees 13 minutes 30 seconds West to a Point South 88 degrees 46 minutes 30 seconds East of the Point of Beginning; thence North 88 degrees 46 minutes 30 seconds West 55.0 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. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 28th day of March, 2013. HONORABLE REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Clerk/ Deputy Clerk April 11, 18, 2013 93021S NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Wewahitchka Board of City Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing and Final Reading of Ordinance No. 20131065L on Monday April 22, 2013 at 6:50 PM CT to consider adoption of the ordinance with the following title, to wit: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA PROVIDING FOR A SERVICE AGREEMENT, MAINTENANCE FOR CERTAIN COMPONENTS OF THE SEWER SYSTEM, ESTABLISHING MAINTENANCE FEES, AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Ordinance No. 20131065L in its entirety may be inspected at the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, 8AM 4PM CT Monday-Friday. All interested parties may appear at the meeting to be heard with respect to this proposed Ordinance. “In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this Institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights,1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). “This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.” Connie Parrish, City Clerk April 4, 11, 2013 93067S PUBLIC NOTICE PSJRA Board of Directors Meeting Regular Board of Directors Meetings of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency are held on the third Thursday of each month at 10 AM. Specific dates for the upcoming quarter are April 18, May 16, and June 20, 2013. Location is 150 Captain Fred’s Place in Port St. Joe, FL. All persons are invited to attend and participate. Anyone want to appeal an official decision made on any subject at the meeting must have a

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Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. 747-5020 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW verbatim record of the meeting that includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. April 11, 2013 93075S IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-159-CA CADENCE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BLUE WATER BUILDERS FL, LLC, WILLIAMS A. LEMONS, JR., KEVIN W. WALTON, and BEACH TO BAY, LLC, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 22, 2011, and Order Resetting Sale dated April 2, 2013, and entered in Civil Action No. 10-159 CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CADENCE BANK, and the defendants, BLUE WATER BUILDERS FL, LLC, KEVIN W. WALTON, and BEACH TO BAY, LLC, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 2nd day of May, 2013, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lots 3, 41, 47, and 50 of Ovation on Cape San Blas Phase II, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, page(s) 61, of the public records of Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 5th day of April, 2013. HONORABLE Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Clerk/Deputy Clerk April 11, 18, 2013 Your New Buddy!Male and female Teacup Yorkies, 12 wks old, potty trained, vet checked, AKC reg, shots, dewormed. Papers. $500 (862)262-1919, dbpets17@yahoo.com Text FL47546 to 56654 3 very loving kittens. These cute babies have been held and played with since birth. 227-1620 Cue’s Furniture in Wewa, Quality Used Furniture, and NEW mattresses. Open Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm (850) 639-2343 or (850) 639-3512. PSJ : 502 20th St April 13th, 8-12Multi Family Yard SaleGirls clothing, sizes 4-12, dishes and lots of household misc. Text FL48049 to 56654 Port St. Joe: 219 Whiting Street (2 blocks off Hwy 98, near Carpet Country), Saturdays only, April 6 & 13, 8am -2pm ESTLots of StuffRiding lawnmower and trailer, push mower, tools, furniture, fishing equipment, smoker, nautical items, hot tub, bicycle, file cabinets, lots of household items. Text FL47234 to 56654 Food Svs/HospitalityBartender / Therapist NeededThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Food Svs/HospitalityEvening Cook NeededThe Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for an evening cook. 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Qualified applicants may apply 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Logistics/TransportDISTRICT MANAGERThe Panama City News Herald has openings for a District Manager position. The District Manager oversees independent distributors in the delivery of newspapers to subscribers within a defined geographical area. Individuals will handle route management aspects such as audits, analysis, and contract negotiations. The perfect candidate will have a focus on customer service. High school diploma or equivalent required. Prior newspaper experience in circulation as well as a management background is preferred. Must be able to evaluate current and prospective Independent Contractors and provide feedback and a course of action: Basic computer skills (Excel. Word) a must. Must own and operate a motor vehicle. Must have valid Florida Drivers License, proof of car insurance, and must successfully complete a background check. Must have ability to read and understand a road map. 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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 MBARA deploys new reefs, A6EDA contract approvedBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com Two weeks ago Port St. Joe commissioners wondered what it would take to forge a professional working relationship with the Board of County Commissioners. Tuesday the BOCC pondered a similar question concerning the city. The two government bodies continued a back-and-forth on the proposed move of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency out of the Tourist Development Council Welcome Center, with the county countering a city proposal to revisit an interlocal agreement that dates to the WindMark Beach Development of Regional Impact (DRI). The city seeks to rework the language in that agreement to reect realities on the ground, hoping the BOCC would agree to an alternate disbursement of a re tax the city pays the county. The city proposes that taxes paid for a re station at WindMark be instead divided among the re departments in Highland View, the Beaches and Port St. Joe that respond to res in the WindMark area. City commissioners, noting that the lease for the Welcome Center is between the city and TDC and that it ensures space for the PSJRA, is willing to consider moving the PSJRA to the Local Color building provided the county reworked the interlocal agreement and agreed to cover costs of the move and the buildings insurance. County commissioners on Tuesday noted that the TDC funded the move of the Welcome Center off the peninsula and has funded Candidates set for Port St. Joe electionBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com Candidate qualifying for next months Port St. Joe municipal elections ended last week with one seat set and two others contested. Mel Magidson earned his fourth term as Mayor/Commissioner when no challengers quali ed to run against him. As for the Group II seat, incumbent Bo Patterson will face a challenge from political newcomers Eddie Fields. The Group I seat, By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com After discussing the agenda for this weeks regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, the Mexico Beach City Council erupted into heated conversation over Deborah McLeods resignation as City Clerk. Since the position became available the city received 19 job applications but didnt feel that the candidates had the necessary experience. Mayor Al Cathey shared his thoughts on the situation at hand. Nothing bothered me more than the resignation of Ms. McLeod, he said, Some people think we need an investigation, but I think we need a mirror. Cathey questioned why McLeod, an employee of seven years who had been through many council changes would suddenly resign citing, harassment and bullying as the reason. He worried about how these actions would look to anyone interviewing for the vacant position. He proposed a question to the members of the council, and asked, How do we want to run our community? Whats our style? He went on to speak about Group Four councilmember Tanya Castros interactions with the former city clerk. Her demeanor was cold and cruel. Castros style is to micro-manage and micro-criticize and micro-chastise. Thats not my style, Cathey said. Cathey felt that McLeod was treated in a way she didnt deserve and told the council and audience that he didnt feel the solution to nding a new city clerk was to put an ad in the newspaper and just get another one. Castro made several attempts to interrupt Cathey but he continued, citing a letter written by a female candidate that wants to aid Castro in bringing professionalism back to the city. Group Three candidate Mary Blackburn stood up and disputed ever sending any such letter and demanded proof. Cathey questioned how Castros attitude toward McLeod could be considered professional. Why are we looking for a new city clerk? asked Cathey, We had a good one. Cathey proposed approaching McLeod to ask her to reconsider her resignation. Council members Lanny Howell, Bobby Pollock and Jack Mullen agreed. Castro offered no support for having McLeod reconsider. I took an oath to do a job. I ask Cogon grass threatens WewahitchkaStar Staff ReportThe Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services held a controlled burn of cogon grass along Freeman Rouse road in Wewahitchka to destroy the weeds that had infested a local eld. Prior to the burn, the grass was killed with herbicide treatment to prevent the spread of seeds. Cogon grass is an aggressive and invasive noxious weed that spreads through airborne seeds and creates ef cient rhizomes deep in the soil. Once established, the grass is dif cult to control and full eradication may take three to ve years using herbicide treatments. Due to the dif culty of removal, the grass poses a threat to forests, agricultural lands and other natural areas. If not properly managed the grass, which is not viable livestock forage, can become a re hazard, decrease plant diversity and wildlife quality, and lower the value of real estate. If cogon grass is posted the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services should be contacted for treatment advice.Fields announces for Group II seatSpecial to The StarMr. Eddie Fields is announcing his candidacy for seat two as City Commissioner for Port St. Joe. Eddie has devoted most of his life to public and community service and feels now is the time to offer his leadership experience and knowledge in a more effective way to the citizens of Port St. Joe. Eddies vast experience includes current President of WIG (nonpro t), First Vice President of Area Agency (Gulf County) on Aging State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Board Member for Water Advisory Board City of Port St. Joe, former President Washington Recreational Advisory Board for City, Active Member of Christian Community Development Fund, Trustee for New Bethel A.M.E. Church and past Gulf County Economic Development board member for the City. Eddie is an Army Veteran, past Master with the Masonic Lodge and currently holds the position of Security Site Supervisor at Sacred Heart Hospital. Eddie is humbly asking for everyones vote and support so that he can become a City Commissioner to help improve the City for all the people in a very transparent and honest way. Eddie can be reached at 899-5105 if you have any questions or wish to talk to him directly. BOCC spurns city on PSJRA moveYEAR 75, NUMBER 26 Thursday, APRIL 11, 2013 EDDIE FIELDS See ELECTION A2 See PSJRA A2Mexico Beach will ask city clerk to reconsider resignationSee RESIGNATION A3WES LOCHER | The StarGulf County Extension Director, Roy Lee Carter burns cogon grass in a Wewahitchka eld. Below, Ward McDaniel, Joe Vanderwerff and Carter utilized herbicides and re to prevent the spread of cogon grass in the eld. Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5Letters to the Editor . . . . . . .A5Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A7-A8School News . . . . . . . . . . B3Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .B7-B8

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, April 11, 2013 MEXICO BEACH IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND A GREAT WAY OF LIFE!MEXICO BEACH IS SAFE AND IT WILL STAY THAT WAY MEXICO BEACH IS FINANCIALLY STRONG AND IT WILL STAY THAT WAY I WILL KEEP OUR SMALL TOWN CULTURE BY OPPOSING ANY CHANGE INCONSISTENT WITH OUR FAMILY VALUES AND KEEPING THE CURRENTRESTRICTIONS ON BUILDING HEIGHTSMEXICO BEACH WILL CONTINUE TO MODERNIZE AND UPGRADE (E.G. WATER SYSTEM, SIDEWALKS, ETC.) WE WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE CARE OF OUR CITIZENSTo learn more about me, visit my website at www.jmullen.weebly.com or feel free to give me a call at 850-648-4979. (Pd.Pol.Ad.)Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Jack Mullen, for City Council Group 3 To Register or for more information, please contact (850) 482-6500 or bnuccio@bigbendahec.org or Toll free 1-87-QUIT-NOW 6Interested in quitting tobacco?Please come to our upcoming Tools to Quit session. Because NOW is the best time to quit. When: Monday May 6, 2013 Time: 12:00 2:00 PM CST Where: Wewahitchka Library 314 N. 2nd StreetFREE Nicotine Patches And/or Gum for program participants WES LOCHER | The StarThe candidates for the May 14 election for the Port St. Joe City Commission completed qualifying last week and handed in paperwork to Supervisor of Elections John Hanlon.which Commissioner Bill Kennedy is vacating after one term, will be contested by David Ashbrook and William Thursbay, both making their rst foray into the political arena. The voter registration book for the May 14 election closes at 5 p.m. ET on April 15. This is for new voter registration or party changes, though party afliation has no bearing on this city-wide election. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. ET on 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 A1landscape maintenance the past several years which is a responsibility of the city. Commissioner Joanna Bryan moved that the BOCC agree to cover moving costs and pay the insurance, minus the funds the TDC has spent on landscaping, which renders the insurance payment effectively a wash. I dont see the connection between the interlocal agreement and the PSJRA moving, Bryan said. There are a lot of complicated issues concerning that interlocal agreement. Commissioner Warren Yeager said the TDC board, on which the mayor of Port St. Joe sits, approved the move of the PSJRA with no strings. But the discussion quickly turned into a review of the interlocal agreement, hammered out in 2005, which laid out responsibilities and promises made by the city and county in order for the city to annex the WindMark Beach property and which has spurred ongoing tension since. Why, when we try to do a little business (with the city) we have complications? asked Commissioner Ward McDaniel, echoing similar words spoken at Port St. Joe City Hall two weeks ago. Greed, was Commissioner Tan Smileys answer. Near the end of the meeting, Smiley picked up that thought, assailing the agreement as a product of elected of cials looking out for themselves and the city for failing to move ahead on affordable housing when the land is available Smiley said the city had 100 acres for affordable housing as part of the DRI to focus on WindMark Beach. Everybody who made that decision (on the agreement) was out there for personal gain, Smiley said of a document largely negotiated by former County Commissioner Bill Williams and former City Commissioner John Reeves and approved by both commissions. This agreement was about greed. We have more interest in putting up a lighthouse than putting up affordable housing for people. Government is designed to help the people. I am not here to help people who can live anywhere they want. How can people sleep? I dont care about no lighthouse, I dont care about no WindMark. I care about helping people. Commissioners also took up and approved an agreement with the new Gulf County Economic Development Alliance, Inc. to move forward on economic development. Commissioners voted on returning funding to a new EDA in February. The BOCC is pledging to restore funding of $80,000 per year previously earmarked for the former Economic Development Council. But commissioners could not agree on which form of the agreement to consider; the original drafted by the county attorney and placed in the consent agenda or a revision made after receiving comments from stakeholders. While attorney Jeremy Novak said he had no problems with the revisions, Commissioner Carmen McLemore refused to consider the revised version when put forward under a motion from Bryan. My goal was to have de ned deliverables, Bryan said of the revised version, which replaces broad language on the role and responsibilities of the EDA with speci c details on the tasks ahead. I want the EDA to understand what is required of them. I want it clear and de nable. The original version also provided a set termination date which could be exercised for any reason, just cause or not, by the BOCC. Bryan pushed language that would require the BOCC to notify the EDA of problems to allow the agency to correct them. McLemore would have none of it. My goal is to follow that man (Novak), he said. We pay him to do this. I do not support your motion. McDaniel agreed with McLemore with very little debate, the three commissioners other than Bryan sided with McLemore in approving the original EDA agreement and said he wanted to see a budget and bylaws before releasing any money to the EDA. EDA chair Guerry Magidson said those would be provided Tuesday afternoon. PSJRA from page A1 Search warrants leads to drug arrest Star Staff ReportA Wewahitchka man was arrested last Friday after Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce investigators served a search warrant at his home. Jessie Clyde Kelley Jr., 40, was arrested on drug charges after investigators served a warrant at 327 Pinecrest Drive. During the search investigators discovered he was in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Investigators seized over $1,100 in cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of illegal narcotics. Kelley was arrested and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility and has been released on a $6,000 bond. Mrs. Ada LuVern Whitaker (Jean) Murray, 72, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away Sunday, April 7, 2103, at her home. Jean was born on Sept. 13, 1940, in Telogia, Fla., and had lived in Port St. Joe since 1970. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mexico Beach, Fla. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Julia Adella (Whitaker) Nowling and Willie Albert Whitaker and a daughter, Minnie Lavern Bishop. Survivors include son, James Wheeler Murray and Cinnamon Smith of Carrabelle, Fla.; three daughters, Charlene Wimberly and David Pickron of Port St. Joe, Fla., Norma Murray and Allan Burgess of Panama City, Fla., and Rhonda Murray and Mack Gay of Port St. Joe, Fla.; sister, Hazel Smith of Port St. Joe, Fla.; sonin-law, Wayne Bishop of Youngstown, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. CT (1:30 p.m. ET) Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Memorialization will be by cremation. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. CT (1 p.m. ET) until service time at Peavy Funeral Home. All arrangements under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, Fla.Ada LuVern Whitaker (Jean) Murray Obituary See more obituaries on B4. SETTING IT STRAIGHTInformation provided last week concerning the High School High Tech Career Shadowing Day was in part incorrect. One of the businesses involved was Debbie Hooper Photography, not, as was identi ed last week, Debbie Hopper and Hooper Photography. JESSIE CLYDE KELLEY JR.

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, April 11, 2013 questions to make sure I have all the information I need in order to govern, responded Castro. She stated that her style was open and transparent and encouraged the other members of the council to act the same way. Pollock stated in her rst nine months in of ce, Castro had done a great job, but shared she had told him privately that, Chris [Hubbard] and Debbie ought to be red for shacking up together. Castro responded to the allegations calling them false and sought to understand why McLeods concerns werent brought to her attention prior to the resignation and con rmed that several other councilmembers knew about them. As bickering between Pollock and Castro quieted, Cathey hesitantly opened the oor to public comments. One citizen claimed that Castro had visited her house and made derogatory comments about McLeod. Another told the council that by not doing anything to stop the alleged harassment they were treating enemies better than each other. Yet another questioned why the meeting was being used as a lets pick on Tanya night. Its a bunch of he saidshe said and the city deserves better leadership, said Castro in her nal comment of the night. Cathey closed the meeting and apologized for airing the councils dirty laundry but felt it was necessary in order to move forward. During the regular meeting Tuesday night citizens attempted to rehash the previous weeks attacks on Castro. Some berated the council for not getting along while others supported the council with praises for work well done. Cathey commented that he had received emails and phone calls from concerned citizens that criticized him for not reporting the tension between McLeod and Castro. Cathey said he suggested to McLeod she address her concerns with the councilwoman. You have to look at the big picture, said Cathey, you cant look at it through a straw. He went on to report that employees in city hall are working at a high level and going above and beyond what is reality. Cathey indicated Castro had made valid requests for information from the former clerk and had asked for nothing that she wasnt entitled to, and suggested that McLeods frustrations were due to the high level of expectation required of her position. In other business Tuesday night: Councilman Jack Mullen opened the council meeting and stated that because of a new state law passed last month, internet cafs operating as casinos would be denied occupational licenses in the state of Florida. Carr, Riggs and Ingram Auditor, Richard McKinney who has worked with Mexico Beach for 11 years made a scheduled appearance to discuss his role. His primary objective is to ensure correct nancial statements for the city. McKinney praised the work of Hubbard and McLeod and said that errors in the nance records have lowered since they took of ce. Youre better off than you were 10 years ago, he said. A motion was passed to keep Mexico Beach in the ongoing Deepwater Horizon lawsuit. The town, represented by Beasley Allen, will stay in under the claim that property value has decreased 25 percent since the 2010 oil spill. Castro was hesitant to support the motion and reminded the council that they had already received funds from BP and had a good chance to receive more from the RESTORE Act. It feels like were ling a lawsuit for the sake of ling a lawsuit, said Castro. Cathey responded that any funds initially received had been passed on to the CDC. Police Chief Glenn Norris took a moment to thank the students from Auburn University students who spent their spring break volunteering around Mexico Beach. The students worked a total of 900 hours and saved the city over $11,000. Norris then recognized Tim Hightower, as the new police captain for Mexico Beach. Hightower spent eight years with the Bay County Sheriffs Of ce. WATERFRONTTIKI BARCOMING SOON!850-229-5200 | 340 Marina Drive Port St. Joe Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information RESIGNATION from page A1

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Recently, I visited the gravesite of my great-great-grandfather. The cemetery was literally out in the woods. No church stood nearby, but I am sure one did a hundred years ago. My brother had taken the time to clear the grounds of the cemetery and set headstones back up where he could. It looked very nice. It is interesting to read tombstones and see the symbols and artistry that are displayed. Some of the tombstones noted deaths in the 1800s. There were many babies, which is always sad to see. Through the trees, there was a beautiful view of the hills and woods. It seemed like a pretty good place to be buried, if it wasnt so hard to get to. Of the men buried there, it seemed all who had the opportunity to serve in The Civil War did. Of course being in rural Alabama, you would expect all of them to be Confederate Veterans. There was one fellow who chose to ght with the only Alabama Northern Regiment. Im not sure why, I couldnt really ask him. Robert E. Lee once said, Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less. All of these Civil War Veterans in the cemetery had survived the war to come home and live out the rest of their lives. Regardless of the side they fought for, I am sure they thought they were doing their duty. Researching my great-greatgrandfathers regiment, I found rst that he was captured in the last month of the war in North Carolina and that a large percentage of them did not make it home to be buried in the woods of land they knew. I also found many interesting letters written by those who served in the regiment. One particular letter caught my interest. It was from a captain in the 25th Alabama Regiment. The war was coming to an end, the ghting was still erce, but this fellow kept a sense of humor about some things and spoke fondly of those in his command. His leadership ability was admirable. On one occasion around Christmas of 1864, the captain had to choose 40 of his men to go immediately to ght on the front lines. The captain called it a peculiar trial. Why was it peculiar? It was dif cult. The captains brother was in his command and he had to be fair about which 40 men he chose to go to the front. He held a raf e or lottery, putting the word front on 40 tickets and making the rest blank. The men drew blindly from a hat and the captains brother had to go to the front. He did not note that his brother was killed; I would have to assume that he was not. The captain noted another incident that happened during the winter of 1864-5. He wrote, Some time during the winter, two young men, who had been brought in as Yankee prisoners, and who expressed a willingness to take the oath and join our army, rather than remain prisoners of war. So they took the oath and joined my company. He also went on to say the fellows were from New York. What would you do? Two fellows from New York captured in North Carolina, given the choice to go to a civil war prison or swear allegiance to the other side. Im sure they said to themselves, Lets just do this until we can gure something else out. Around March of 1865, the captain wrote, Our picket line was in a swamp with thick undergrowth and while the Yankee picket line was not far away, we could not see whether it was a mere picket line or a line of battle. There was a problem. The captain needed someone to climb up in a tree to see if they could get a look at the Yankees and what they were going up against. The captain had determined that the Yankees were right on top of them and whoever climbed up in the tree was going to be shot (rather quickly). The captain asked for a volunteer and even offered a day of rest for the fellow who would climb the tree. One of the New York Yankees said he would do it. The captain penned, And to my great surprise and somewhat to my grati cation, one of my Yankee soldiers volunteered and went up the tree, but no new discovery was made and fortunately for him at least he was not red on while up the tree. Im not sure what the Yankee fellow was thinking. Perhaps the food was really bad or there wasnt much food and he was hoping he would get shot. Perhaps he was thinking he could signal to his Yankee brethren or nd a way to sneak out of the swamp. The captain just had a way with words. Very soon after this tree climbing episode, the two Yankee volunteers disappeared. And in the captains letter he notes, from whom we never heard till this day. (Im sure they headed north.) This was March of 1865; my great-great-grandfather was noted as captured in April of 1865. They were all around Bentonville, North Carolina where our last battle was fought on Sunday the 19th of March, 1865. I suppose my great-greatgrandfather either surrendered or was rounded up the rst week of April. At least he held out a little longer and didnt run off with the New York Yankees. It would be hard for my brother to clean a cemetery in the New York woods. Read more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. Taking a trip of any kind when we were growing up was a bit of a relative thing. It depended on how close the relative lived. If we could get over there and back in a day, we were more apt to go. If it involved someone feeding your chickens or looking after a milk cow, you could forget about it. No one took a vacation back then. We went to visit Aunt Beatrice or Uncle Hugh. Thanksgiving we would go to Pa and Grands with everyone else in the family. The rest of the time we hung pretty close to the house. I cant for the life of me understand why today. We werent doing all that much mind you, but we were close by in case something broke out! Bobby Brewer and I joined the Cub Scouts because they marched in the Strawberry Festival down at Humboldt. That was thirty-four miles away and you talk about a road trip! The school loaned us a bus and the whole troop rode down together. I carried the Troop 78 ag one year. Youve never seen so many people in your life. Course, I didnt see much of the crowd, any of the downtown area, precious few of the big houses along the route and I didnt cap open one strawberry, I was too busy struggling to keep step with the Cubbies on either side and the ag in the air at the same time. Buddy Wiggleton and I went out for junior high basketball when Coach Scott told us hed scheduled games at West Port, Lavinia and Clarksburg. We did an inordinate amount of running that winter in order to make a limited number of road trips. And to tell you the truth, Im not sure Lavinia was worth it. It was dark, cold and rainy when we pulled in. We dressed on the bus, blew an eleven point lead late, crawled back on the bus and bee lined out of there without actually seeing much of anything except the incredible tiny gym. We went to church camp one summer up at Camp Linden on the Buffalo River. It was neat. We built a fort and went rafting and swimming. The counselors set around after supper asking us what we normally did if we were back in our hometowns. Three out of four guys answered, Wed be building forts, rafting and swimming. I dreamed of going to Del Rio, Texas, Tombstone, Arizona or Hollywood. I just knew I would run into Tex Ritter or at the very least, one of the Sons of the Pioneers. The Grand Canyon would have been a treat; as would any number of alligator farms stretched out along the Florida-Georgia line. I would have settled for Top Ten Dance Party in Jackson, Tennessee, for goodness sakes! I just wanted to take a road trip. None of us had ever own in an airplane, spent anytime away from our parents or stayed in an actual hotel. We felt like the world was passing us by. Chattanooga had the LookOuts but that was no way close to any of our grandparents. Elvis was tearinem up in Memphis. But that might have well been the moon for all the good it did us. We talked big.but the truth is we really went nowhere. Fast! I was in college on the team ight when I made my rst airplane ride. It was Piedmont Airlines out of Chattanooga. You might say I killed two birds that day with one ticket. It was an old World War II DC-3 to the best of my remembrance. I was pedaling so hard that I dont remember Chattanooga at all! Cathy and I have been married for thirty-eight years. We have been planning to take a real trip for most of those years. But somehow, in spite of all the good intentions, we sometimes fall victim to our own circumstances. If we had a couple of days off, we immediately took the boys home to share them with grand parents. It was cheaper there is no denying that. But I think there was more going on than money here, it was what we knew to do. You talk about carrying on an old family tradition! The boys voted for Disneyworld, the Atlanta Braves and Star Wars conventions. In the best interest of family, I overruled them. The boys are grown. They get to make their own vacation plans. We have become the existing grandparents. I was not surprised when Cathy began talking about vacations. I gured it was time for me to man up here. She hadnt been to the Grand Ole Opry since 1968; I was thinking maybe a Country Music Hall of Fame package deal. We could take that Home of the Stars tour past Little Jimmy Dickens house. I was guring the odds of maybe catching Gene Watson at the Bluebird Caf. Honey, she didnt seem to hear one word I was saying about the Opry Star Spotlight and Music City Tours, Lets go to England. ENGLAND? My teeth hit the oor. Surely, shes not talking about the land of Shakespeare, Winston Churchill, 221b Baker Street and Ringo Star. We cant see Tex Ritter in England! She was booking airlines! Cathy, lets compromise with a visit to an alligator farm. Have you seen the antique stores in Brundidge, Alabama? Ill show you where I played basketball in Lavinia... Bon Voyage, KesHow nancially literate are you? Hunker Down WITH KESThe New York Yankees and my GG GrandfatherWhos Gonna Feed the Chickens? Im not sure whether it was intentional or merely a coincidence that several years ago Congress proclaimed April to be Financial Literacy Month. April is also the month when millions of Americans grimly write a check to the IRS and resolve to do a better job managing their money; and when millions of others squander their tax refund without realizing why receiving overly large refunds isnt sound nancial management. In recognition of 2013s Financial Literacy Month, the National Foundation of Credit Counseling just released the results of its seventh annual Consumer Financial Literacy Survey, which tracks Americans attitudes and behaviors related to personal nance. NFCC spokesperson Gail Cunningham said, On a positive note, by certain measures a large percentage of Americans do feel theyre getting a better handle on controlling their nances, she said. On the downside, however, many people give themselves poor grades on their knowledge of personal nance, and worry that theyre not saving enough for a rainy day or for retirement. Here are some of the surveys key ndings: 40 percent of adults have a budget and closely track their spending. In other words, 60 percent don't use a budget. Only 32 percent of those polled spend less on living expenses now than they did last year a steady decline since 2009's 59 percent level. At the same time, 27 percent said they now spend more than they did a year ago. About 71 percent pay all bills on time and have no debts in collection a 7 percent improvement from 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adults who do not pay all bills on time has decreased, from 33 percent in 2012 to 26 percent in 2013. 37 percent carry credit card debt from month to month a 7 percent decrease since the question was rst asked in 2009. Insuf cient savings tops the list of nancial worries, with 43 percent most worried that they don't have enough emergency savings, and 38 percent worried they'll retire with inadequate savings. In fact, a whopping 31 percent say they currently save nothing for retirement. When asked where they learned the most about personal nance, the largest number (33 percent) said from their parents; yet 78 percent agree that they could bene t from advice and answers to everyday nancial questions from a professional. To me, perhaps the most telling statistic is that 40 percent of adults give themselves only a grade of C, D or F on their knowledge of personal nance. Should we be worried because that many people with a poorto-middling understanding of money management are likely to be the major in uence on their childrens nancial habits? I think so. Fortunately, many nancial education tools are available for people of all ages, noted Cunningham. The challenge is making people aware of them and encouraging them to seek help when they need it. Helpful nancial education sites include: MyMoney.gov (www. mymoney.gov), the governments website dedicated to teaching Americans the basics about nancial education. The NFCC (www. nfcc.org), featuring information on obtaining free or low-cost help from trained, certi ed credit counselors. Practical Money Skills for Life (www.pmsfl. com), a free personal nancial management program run by Visa Inc., that includes saving and budgeting tips, and interactive video games like Financial Football that engage students while teaching them moneymanagement skills. Dont let another April pass without taking steps to improve your nancial literacy and that of your kids. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 17, 2013, go to www.practicalmoneyskills. com/summit2013 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. 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Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS Weems Memorial Hospital Weems Medical Centers LETTERS www.starfl.comThursday, April 11, 2013 APage 5SectionAnd I remember By Tom ParkerSpecial to The Star A short article in the March 21 edition of The Star refreshed my memory of the visit of the U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides) to St. Joe Bay. It was 1932 and I was ve-years-old. Perhaps some will say that I could not possibly remember the incident, but I do. We lived on Highway 71, across Woodward Avenue from the present Emerald Coast Credit Union. Highway 71 was a two-lane slag road only a few years old at this time. The present boulevard was built in 1939. My attention to highway traf c was because there was such an increase with visitors coming from Blountstown, Tallahassee, Wewa and points in between. The ship required a signi cant water depth for mooring so it was anchored offshore and visitors ferried out on one of three Pogy boats. My mother and I boarded one of the carriers on the second of three days allotted to us for the trip. As we pulled up beside the Ironsides, a sailor in his dress whites reached down to me and said, Come here little fellow, let me help you aboard. I had never seen a sailor before so I was very impressed. The outstanding displays that I remember were life-sized wax gures of Washington, Lincoln and other historical greats. All were housed in glass enclosures.By Brandon ToddIt has been said that money talks. Well as a result of the Citizens United ruling and the emergence of SuperPACS in our political system, money not only talks it runs Americas politics, electoral system, and government. It is estimated that around $5 billion was accumulated through donations in the 2012 election season by both Democratic and Republican campaigns and Super-PACS. That is a lot of dough. There has always been big money in politics, but now since the Citizens United ruling in 2010, the American political system has been absolutely ooded with money. Politicians are now politicking for the people, but they are governing for their donors. We are not seeing the full-effects of the Citizens United ruling, but in a few more elections I think we will see our congressmen and presidents turning into puppets and the big donors, bankers, and special interests will be the ventriloquists running them from behind the scenes. Special and Corporate interests are taking control of our political and electoral processes along with our government. The lawyers of specialinterest groups write our legislation, not our elected congressmen. The President is now serving very a select few of powerful people behind the scenes, not the American people. Well come to think of it, Mr. Obama has a $10 million dollar net-worth and is believed to have money in Chinese rms and accounts in the Caymans. The man was born with a golden-spoon in his mouth, and he was nurtured to become a world-leader. He has never experienced true hardship like the common folks hes trying to sway. He is simply putting on a show; an attempt to appeal to the common man. He governs not for people like you or me but rather for a select few people, his buddies, who have a great deal of money and power. It feels as if we are in a Corporate Oligarchy; not a Democratic Republic. The president is not a socialist like his rhetoric has led many people to believe. President Obama is a corporatist; he works for bankers, big campaign donors, and special interest groups. The Corporatist culture is becoming more and more prominent in Washington and the common man is being left behind. Special-interest groups and Corporate Lobbyists have more say in the government than the American people do. Whoever has the money has the power, and can easily in uence and control American politics, American government and, in effect, America itself. The love of money is the root of all evil, and it seems politics is full of money. As Ross Perot once said, War has rules. Mud wrestling has rules. Politics has no rules. The money that is now dominating our electoral processes and government has made American politics even more ruthless, unruly, and corrupt. Eventually, the elite are going to be running this country. Perhaps they already are. I believe Americas soul is being fought for. Our elected representatives seem to have made a deal with the devil. We are one nation under God, not money. Ironically enough, our money says In God We Trust. Big money needs to stay out of our political and electoral processes as well as our government. If Citizens United is not overturned, then the puppeteers behind the scenes will have a full grasp on America and there will be no turning back. Big money in politics is a national security threat. If we continue on this path, and allow big money to takeover America, then we risk losing our freedom and our democracy. We risk becoming slaves to the powerful nancial forces that are taking over our country. This is government for the people, of the people, by the people. This is not government for the bankers, of the special interest groups, by the campaign donors. Abraham Lincoln once wrote, I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people by pitting the cooperationoriented political left against the competitionoriented political right, until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of the war. He felt this way in the 1800s. It is now 2013 and with the way money has ooded American politics, government, and elections it seems Mr. Lincolns instincts were right. Brandon Todd lives in Howard CreekBig Money is taking over AmericaThanks to a caring communityDear Editor: We would like to thank everyone from Port St. Joe to Mexico Beach for their expression of love, support and generosity in the wake of our recent tragedy. Our family, our neighbors, our parish and all the civic organizations, and strangers who are now our friends; all of you have made us feel blessed that we chose this community as our home. We will never be able to thank you enough for all that youve done for us but we promise to pay it forward for the rest of our lives. We would especially like to thank Bobby and Shirley Rich for immediately giving us a safe haven and their love and care in our time of need. We would like to thank Sarah Hinds and all our friends at the Gulf County Health Department. We want to send a special thank you St. Joseph Parish and the Mens Club as well as our parish family. Another special thank you goes out to the VFW and American Legion for their generous donations. Our northern friends support also made a huge difference to our recovery. God bless you and keep you.Ron & Mary KellyRecognizing task force(The following was sent, along with a contribution, to the Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force) Dear Editor: My husband and I have just returned home to Minnesota after spending six weeks at Cape San Blas. We picked up your brochure in Port St. Joe and were so pleased that victim services/public awareness information is available in Gulf County. For more than 20 years I worked as a county probation of cer and supervised felony-level domestic violence-related offenders. I worked closely with our local shelter for women and children (Alexandra House) and with their court advocacy program as did my husband, also a probation of cer who served on the board of Alexandra House for several years. This is grueling work, we know, and the outcomes are not always what we think we want, but good for you for trying. Were happy to support you.Name withheld at request Letters to the EDITOR

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Last week we covered the application of berglass to small repairs. After applying berglass, allowing it to thoroughly harden, we need to sand the repair with a 60-80 grit sandpaper. Wrap the paper around a small block of wood, this will help maintain a smooth, even nish. Dont depend on sanding the area even without the block. Earlier prep work included masking tape around the repair area. The tape will help you, as you sand the repair youll nd the tape will eventually peel away easily, this is the level you need for our next step. Wipe down the repaired area with alcohol or acetone. Then re-tape the repaired area, 2-3 inches wider than rst application. Sand this area slightly with same sandpaper and wipe clean. Using a polyester ller, such as Bondo (available at any auto parts store) mix a small batch (34 tablespoons) as directions indicate. Apply a smooth even coat with spreader (rigid plastic, 3 inches by 5 inches approximately with a straight edge) the ller will harden in a few seconds, so work quickly. When ller beings to thicken on your spreader, stop, discard the batch and mix new. Apply ller, generously and to the edge of newly applied tape. Allow ller 20-30 minutes to harden. Begin sanding again as you did with berglass. This step requires attention, take off too much and youll have a dip, take off too little and youll have a bump. Use your eye and your nger tip to feel for a perfectly smooth repair. Peel away the tape again and make sure to sand away the ller line created at the edge of the tape. You may need to repeat this process several times to eliminate bumps, lumps, and small pin-hole sized voids, as any or all these imperfections will really show once primer, paint and gelcoat are applied. Mask off the repaired area, again, move the masking tape 1-2 inches beyond last taping. Using paper, masking lm or other such protection cover areas around repair you dont want painted. Purchase a spray can of auto body sandable primer, apply 2-3 light coats over the area, followed with 1-2 heavier coats. Allow several hours for primer to dry, begin light sanding with 120-150 grit paper, again, wrapped around block. If the repair is larger than your hand, use a pencil to lightly scribble the primed surface. As you sand, any shallow spots will show as the pencil mark will remain when you pass over it with sandpaper. Work these areas carefully to blend high spots with the low spots. Remember, preparation is everything. Next week, we cover renishing with gelcoat or paint. OUTDOORS EVERYTHING FOR YOUROUTDOOR ADVENTURECorner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly)www.BWOsh.com 6 th Annual EV E EV E EV RYTHING FOR E RYTHING FOR E Y OUR Y OUR Y O UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV NTUR E NTUR E E Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 6 6 A A n A n A Our BIGGEST SALEof the Year!HUGE SAVINGS ON THOUSANDS OF ITEMSAPRIL 12 & 13 FRIDAY 7AM6PMET&SATURDAY 7AM 5PMET Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, April 11, 2013www.starfl.comSection Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater InshoreSheepshead are the talk of the town this week with good reports from Mexico Beach to Indian Pass. St. Joe Bay is a great place to start looking for these fish around the docks, pilings and the sea wall outside of the marina. The old shipping channel markers in the west end of the bay are another go-to spot for sheepshead fishing. Some Spanish mackerel are here, but not in good numbers. Slow trolling close to the beach and out by the buoys will be hot spots this week. Local waters are back to normal this week from last months floods and cold weather. Decent reports are starting to come in from Depot, Howard, and Lake Wimico this week. Most local anglers are fishing for painted bream in the back waters off of the main channels in the big river, and the catfish bite is improving as well.Special to The StarAnglers and divers have 19 new reefs to visit thanks to the efforts of the Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Association (MBARA), the City of Mexico Beach, and support from numerous organizations and members. On Saturday, April 6, 62 reef modules worth over $91,000, found new resting places off the shores of Mexico Beach. The City of Mexico Beach received a $60,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Fund and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The rest came from donations, membership, fund raising, and three shing tournaments--the annual MBARA King sh Tournament, the Mexico Beach Marina Offshore Classic, and the 98 Real Estate Group Ling Ding. Reef modules of varying design, each weighing over 5,000 pounds, were placed in 19 locations, with one to eight structures submerged at each site. The reef modules, all made with steel reinforced concrete and limestone rock, include pyramids, rectangular grouper modules, layer-cake shaped ecosystems, and a new hybrid reef that consists of a grouper module topped by a small ecosystem. This is the rst time the hybrid reefs have been deployed in Florida, and MBARA research divers are anxious to nd out what type of marine life will be attracted to them. According to MBARA research diver Carol Cox, Different structures attract different sh. Amberjack and red snappers are attracted to taller structures such as the pyramids, the grouper units act as low limestone ledges that are preferred by groupers, and ecosystems are a magnet for black sea bass. We nd that placing different types of structures together has a dynamic effect, greatly increasing diversity on the reef. We hope the hybrid reef with its height, ledge, and crevices will attract the greatest diversity we have seen on any single arti cial reef. During this deployment, MBARA added reefs to six existing sites that have become dif cult to nd over the years. MBARA President, Bob Cox, said, It is important to maintain these reefs in honor of the people they were named after. Older reefs were often made with lighter or smaller materials that could be moved by powerful storms or covered by sand. The deployment was overseen by Bill Horn of the FWC along with MBARA volunteers Bob and Carol Cox, Ron Childs, Jimmy Nicholson, and Captain Charlene Burke. MBARA volunteers were involved in every step of the arti cial reef deployment--applying for permits, writing grants, and raising matching funds to earn points when competing for grants. According to Horn, Excellent planning by MBARA and excellent execution by Walter Marine made the project a great success. To get coordinates for the new reefs, visit MBARAs website at www. mbara.org.MBARA deploys new reefs SHIPSHAPEBy Richard HanceFiberglass Repair, Part IIIStar Staff ReportThe rst week of the 98 Real Estate Group Ling Ding Tournament in Mexico Beach has been completed with a huge ling landed with a weight of 67.30 pounds. Mitch Colemans boat named Floridaze landed the monster while amberjack shing off of Mexico Beach. Todd Krause was the angler who fought the big sh for over an hour before the big sh was put in the boat. The Ling Ding Tournament had 45 boats entered which allows shing for ling on every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in April. Years ago the annual ling tournament was a big deal in Mexico Beach, and the 98 Real Estate Group is trying to bring this tournament back to the form of years ago. Amberjack and Spanish mackerel have been added to the tournament to give the anglers more options for catching sh eligible for prize money. The biggest ling pays $500 each week and the biggest sh overall at the end of the tournament pays $2,500. We are so glad to be able to bring this tournament back to our area, said Zach Childs, owner and broker of 98 Real Estate Group. This will bring anglers to the area and be of bene t to our local economy. The tournament began with a captains party at Regans Oyster Bar in St. Joe Beach and will end with a big party at Mexico Beach Marina on Saturday, April 27. Anglers can still sign up for the tournament at Mexico Beach Marina and we welcome them all, said John Wiley, tournament director. Proceeds will go to the MBARA to build more reefs off of our shores-it is a good cause and you can have a great time.Big sh landed in Ling Ding Tournament 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, Apr. 1175 6250% Fri, Apr. 1274 5550% Sat, Apr. 1373 58 0% Sun, Apr. 1475 6240% Mon, Apr. 1577 6220% Tues, Apr. 1677 6230% Wed, Apr. 1777 6310% SPECIAL TO THE STARMitch Coleman is shown with the week one winning sh, a 67.30 pound ling on the boat Floridaze. Photos by CAROL AND BOB COX A pyramid-shaped Florida Limestone Arti cial Reef is deployed. Bob Cox, left, MBARA President, and Bill Horn, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission marine biologist.

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.comThursday, April 11, 2013 APage 7SectionStar Staff ReportThe Lady Gators of Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School lost to Port St. Joe and beat Ponce de Leon in last weeks action on the softball diamond. The Lady Gators lost to visiting Port St. Joe 19-7. Naomi Parker started on the mound and last three innings, walking one and striking out none. Ashleigh Price relieved and lasted into the sixth inning, walking four and striking out one and Brianna Bailey nished up, walking two and striking out one. Jessica Smith was 3 for 5 at the plate and drove in a run; Price was 2 for 4 with a sacri ce bunt and Parker was 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs. Tara Walding had a hit, a sacrice y and drove in a run and Caitlin Burch had a hit and drove in one run. Mariah Brown had a pair of hits. Wewahitchka bounced Ponce de Leon 7-2. Price started and went the distance on the mound, allowing ve hits while walking one and striking out six. Smith had three hits and reached base four times with two singles, a double and a walk. Price had a triple and single and drove in a run, Walding and Burch each had two hits and drove in one run and Parker and Bailey each added a hit. The Lady Gators close the regular season this week with games at Port St. Joe (Tuesday) and at home against Blountstown (Thursday). Wewahitchka, 6-6 in District 4-1A, will play in the district tournament at Vernon beginning Monday.Lady Gators fall to PSJ, beat Ponce de LeonStar Staff ReportCold bats and elding miscues continue to undermine solid pitching performances as the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team enters the stretch run of the season. The Tiger Sharks played a doubleheader March 28, hosting Graceville in game on and facing Wakulla High School in the second. Port St. Joe blasted Graceville 12-1. Bryce Godwin was the winning pitcher and Ricky Pennington and Tyler Worley each doubled and drove in a run to pace the Tiger Shark attack. Wakulla handed Port St. Joe a 2-0 defeat. The Tiger Sharks managed just two hits but Coach Chuck Gannon said eighth-grader Ethan Sander provided a very good effort. Sander allowed four hits and struck out six. The following day, Port St. Joe traveled to Franklin County and won the District 2-1A contest 8-3. Austin Clayton pitched a complete game, striking out eight. Pennington and Worley each doubled and Tucker Smith, Godwin and Clayton each had hits. The Seahawks came calling April 2 and beat Port St. Joe 6-3. Chase Wilder started for Port St. Joe and pitched two shutout innings before he was relieved by Godwin because of a sore arm, Gannon said. Port St. Joe bats were quiet, managing just four hits, and the Tiger Sharks committed ve errors in the eld. Clayton had a triple in the bottom of the seventh and Godwin suffered the loss. Port St. Joe faced Liberty County in a district game April 15. In a nine-inning game the Tiger Sharks lost 5-4. We had our chances in the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings and could not come up with the big hit, Gannon said, as Port St. Joe left 10 men on base. Port St. Joe had just six hits with Tyler Worley singling twice. Cole Cryderman started on the mound and went seven innings. Sander pitched the nal two innings and was the losing pitcher. Both pitchers did a good job keeping us in the game, Gannon said. Gannon noted that Smith had some jam-up plays at short in support of Cryderman and Sander but the Tiger Sharks committed errors that led to the ve Liberty County runs. The Tiger Sharks lost 4-2 over the weekend to Tallahassee Godby. Clayton was again sharp on the mound, throwing just 78 total pitches but Port St. Joe bats were again cold, managing just four hits from Troy Williams, Pennington, Worley and Smith. We left the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning when we could not come up with the big hit, Gannon said. Port St. Joe is at Bozeman tonight, at South Walton on Friday and will host Godby on Saturday for Senior Day, as Port St. Joe recognizes seniors Pennington, Clayton, Smith and Worley. Tiger Sharks struggle to reach .500Ricky Pennington waits on the ball as a Graceville base runner dives back to rst base.COURTESY OF PHIL COALE Special to The Star

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Real Estate PicksOur local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast SELL YOUR LISTINGS HERE! Only $35 per week per listing Minimum 2 ads per week or 1 ad for 2 weeks Contact Joel or Kari for details: (850)814-7377 or (850)227-7847SOLD MLS 249030 $450,000 Cape San BlasThis beautiful property is almost 9 acres, is 200 ft wide and runs from the state highway to the bay ending in 200 ft of mostly sandy bay frontage. There are actually 5 potential building sites on this property with the crown jewel being the 3.34 acre 200 ft frontage bay front compound. Rex Anderson850-227-5416 www.coastalrealtyinfo.com SportsA8 | The Star Thursday, April 11, 2013Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School track teams each nished sixth Saturday at the North Florida Relays in Panama City. For the Lady Tiger Sharks, Maya Robbins was a triple winner, taking rst in the long jump, 100 meters and 200 meters. Jamarion Larry was eighth in the 100 meters and 200 meters and Maiylia McNair was eighth in the 300 high hurdles. Teiyahna Hutchison was eighth in the long jump. Larry anchored the 4 by 100 relay team that nished fourth and also included Brooklyn Quinn, Destiny Gadson and Zicya Fedd. The Port St. Joe team of Aleigh Johnson, Zyckina Pittman, Hallie Jasnski and Morgan Gant was fourth in the 4 by 800 meter relay. In the eld events, Nicole Enders was fourth in the pole vault with Celeste Chiles fth, Michell Pyror was fourth in the discus and fth in the shot put. For the boys, NNamdi Davis won the 100 meters, was second at 200 meters, fourth in the triple jump and second in the long jump. Jack Cummings was fourth in the shot put and Jak Riley was fourth in the 200 meters and seventh in the 100 meters. In the relays, the 4 by 400 meter team of Jimmy Cummings, Marcell Johnson, Marquez Johnson, and Stevie Smith was sixth. Port St. Joe will travel to Tallahassee Florida High on Friday for the Class 2-1A district meet track meet.Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team went 1-2 last week as the Lady Tiger Sharks prepare to host the District 4-1A tournament on Monday. In the opening round, Franklin County will play Bozeman at 4 p.m. ET, South Walton plays Blountstown at 6 p.m. and Port St. Joe faces West Gadsden at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6, and no passes other than an FHSAA pass will be accepted. The winner of the Franklin vs. Bozeman game will face Liberty County at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the semi nals. The other semi nal will pit the South Walton-Blountstown winner against the Port St. Joe-West Gadsden winner. Last week, Port St. Joe beat Wewahitchka 19-7 on Tuesday before falling 5-0 to Metcalf County, Kentucky on Thursday and 18-1 to Liberty County on Friday. MaKayla Ramsey was the winning pitcher against Wewahitchka, striking out three and walking six while allowing 10 hits and ve earned runs. Ramsey also had four hits and drove in two runs. Brittany King was 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs, Halleigh Keels added three hits and four RBIs and Christian Laine had three hits and drove in a run. Ramsey took the loss against Metcalf County and Laine had one hit. Savannah Miles was the losing pitcher against Liberty County. Hayley Wood, Kelsey Miles, Ramsey and Callie Fleshren each had a hit. Fleshren doubled and was driving in by Ramsey for Port St. Joes only run. St. Joe hosts Marianna at 7 p.m. ET today and travels to Bay on Friday to nish the regular season.Lady Tiger Sharks host district tourneyStar Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School athletic programs, with assistance from the Shark 100 Club, are sponsoring their annual BBQ chicken dinner fundraiser on April 19. The meals may be picked up from 5-7 p.m. ET in the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Commons area. The price for each dinner is $6, and each dinner includes chicken, beans, slaw, bread and sweet tea. All proceeds and donations go to the respective athletic programs that are selling tickets. John Wright and other community members will be cooking the chickens. Thanks to the Shark 100 Club for all that it does for Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School athletic programs.Annual fundraiser to bene t PSJ athletics Port St. Joe teams nish sixth at North Florida Relays

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Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in Port St. Joe Star. 1) How did host Jim Lange refer to a female contestant on older TVs The Dating Game? Beautiette, Ladymore, Bachelorette, Lovelylou 2) Statistically, within the next seven days how many Americans will be injured by jewelry? 59, 234, 600, 800 3) Where are you subject to nes for making ugly faces at dogs? Oklahoma, Montreal, Florida, Moscow 4) Worcestershire sauce is basically what kind of ketchup? Mustard, Pepper, Anchovy, Vinegar 5) Which capital city was once known as Beverwyck? Annapolis, Albany, Atlanta, Austin 6) How many blowholes does a blue whale have? 1, 2, 3, 4 7) Whom did Frank Sinatra say was his greatest musical in uence? Ink Spots, Billie Holiday, Midge Williams, Boswell Sisters 8) Where was chicken divan created at the Divan Parisien Restaurant? NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Boston 9) In ancient Rome it was a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked what? Wrist, Neck, Nose, Foot 10) Which Charles is said to have devised the rst chuck wagon? Pieman, Fryer, Cooker, Goodnight 11) Of these celebrities, whos allergic to horses? Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Eminen, Usher 12) Where is it illegal to give someone a box of candy weighing more than 50 pounds? Alaska, Texas, Idaho, Virginia 13) Generally speaking, smokers eat more of what than non-smokers? Pasta, Sugar, Fruit, Pizza 14) What do skunks occasionally do right before they spray? Handstands, Twirls, Jumps, Rollovers ANSWERS 1) Bachelorette. 2) 800. 3) Oklahoma. 4) Anchovy. 5) Albany. 6) 2. 7) Billie Holiday. 8) NYC. 9) Nose. 10) Goodnight. 11) Sandra Bullock. 12) Idaho. 13) Sugar. 14) Handstands. COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, April 11, 2013 BPage 1SectionTrivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Victor Duval, manager of the Port St. Joe CVS Pharmacy, recently was recognized by George Small for being a Good Samaritan. Duval prevented Smalls mother from almost being scammed out of $500. The scam involved a phone call to a potential target letting them know they have won a car or a trip and all they need to do to receive it is to pay the taxes on the prize. Targets are encouraged to visit a local Walmart or CVS and acquire a Green Dot prepaid Visa or Mastercard and relay a number from the card to the scammer. The digits are used to take the money from the card and after the fraud is successful, the scammer disappears and no prize is received. Duval, a 17-year employee of CVS, had heard of this trick in the past, but it was the rst time he had seen anyone in Port St. Joe almost fall victim to it. Seeing the woman purchase a $500 prepaid card raised a red ag, and he intervened to inform her she had likely been targeted. After Duval explained how the con worked, she said she had in fact received a phone call about a prize from Kingston, Jamaica. The manager then spent the next few minutes on the phone with Green Dot and explained the situation. He was able to get her money for the non-refundable card returned. She was pretty upset when she found out, said Duval, but was happy to get her money back. Companies that sell the prepaid cards often have safety measures in place to prevent the buyer falling victim to similar cases of fraud. When people buy the Green Dot cards, were trained to ask questions, Duval said. Its for their protection against these types of situations. These scams typically target the elderly and the phone calls might originate from outside the U.S. People need to know about these scams, said Small, the targets son. I want to commend Victor for taking action.Good Samaritan prevents gift card scam VICTOR DUVALStar Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Marina will again host Hot Dogs for Dogs, a fundraiser for the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET Saturday at the marina. Folks can get two hot dogs, a bag of chips and a soft drink for a $5 donation. The hot dogs are donated by Seahorse Water Safaris and the buns, hot dog xings, chips and soft drinks are donated by the Port St. Joe Marina. All proceeds go to the Humane Society. The St. Joseph Humane Society staff will bring some animals from the shelter for visitors to see, pet and play with. Volunteers will answer all questions about the shelter, the cats and dogs that are cared for and the process for adoption. While at the marina, shop in the gift shop, talk to Seahorse Water Safaris about boat rentals, cruises or shing trips and take a walk on the boardwalk around the Marina to Jetty Park or Fishing Express, stop by Dockside Seafood and Raw Bar and check out its new menu or just relax on the grass with the animals.Hot Dogs for Dogs fundraiser aids humane society Bridges students have eld day at Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School Photos by WES LOCHER | The StarTossing a football through a hula hoop was just one of the events that students participated in. At right, some students needed a friendly face and a helping hand at eld day. HAVING A BALLBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Bridges students from Gulf County schools held their annual Field Day event Friday in the Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium. The eld day consisted of fun, physical activities including the torch run, where students balanced a ball atop a toilet plunger while running, basketball, a cart race, football toss and pinball, which required players to bowl a ball into a standing pin. The games helped the students stay active and tightened the bond between fellow students and friends. The audience, teachers and staff had smiles on their faces, as did Gulf County Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton as he watched over the events. This is what its all about, Norton said. Festivities were hosted by physical education teacher Stuart Vines and the students were cheered on by not only their peers, but their friends, family, the Wewahitchka Gator mascots and members of the cheerleading team. The event closed with an awards ceremony where each student received a medal for their participation. Students were then treated to a picnic lunch at nearby Honeyville Park. Centennial TRIVIABetween 1910-1911 the Apalachicola Northern Railroad, in an effort to make Port St. Joe a tourist destination, built a water park on the waterfront in front of the Port Inn. What caused it to be removed?Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6

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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 OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyEARLY!Early is a 68# 1yr+ Australian Cattle Dog Mix. Early walks well on a leash and knows the command of sit. He is attentive and like attention. Early would do well with an experienced dog owner. If you can give this great guy the attention he needs, please let us know. 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 $5.00 donation Hotdog Chips & Drink (Limit 2 dogs per donation)(850) 227-9393ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY Cut N Up would like to welcome Kayla to our team! NEW Spa Manicure / Pedicure Room! 2093026 SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, April 11, 2013Star Staff ReportAmateur radio license examsEnter the exciting world of amateur radio to communicate with people around the world. The Gulf Amateur Radio Society will give licensing exams at 10 a.m. ET May 11 at the Gulf County Emergency Operations Center located behind the County Courthouse. Get your initial license or upgrade a present license. For registration, details and/ or assistance, call Cecil Tillis at 648-8251.American Legion meetingThere will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116 at 4 p.m. ET April 23 at VFW Post 10069 on Trout Avenue in Highland View. This will be a general business meeting to include nominations for of cers for the upcoming year. All members are urged to attend. Eligibility for membership and bene ts can be found on the American Legion Website at www. legion.org. All eligible veterans are invited to join.PSJES yard saleThe PTO of Port St. Joe Elementary School will hold a yard from 8 a.m. until noon ET Saturday sale in the school parking lot. The sale will include shoes, clothes, baby items and more. There also will be a bake sale. Donations are needed. Come out and support the school. To donate, call Hilary Patterson at 625-3262 or the school at 227-1221.PSJ Garden Club to host plant swap at meetingStar Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Garden Club will meet at noon ET today at the Garden Center on Eighth Street. After lunch, the club will have a plant swap, where members will give a short description of a plant and then swap it for another. Also, the club will be preparing for the District II meeting of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs that will be in Port St. Joe in May. The Garden Center is on both Florida and national historic site lists and is available to be rented by leaving a message on the Port St. Joe Facebook Page.Isnt it great, Camerons 8Happy Birthday, Cameron Brown Love, Papa, Grandma, Daddy, Mommy and CarsonSpecial to The StarIn a nation where more than 1,650,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer this year, Gulf County is invited to celebrate life. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a unique fundraising event in which teams of participants take turns walking the track for 24 hours in an effort to ght cancer. Gulf County will hold two Relay for Life events this year. The Relay for Life of Wewahitchka will be at 6 p.m. CT April 19 at the Wewahitchka High School Football Field. The Relay for Life of Gulf County will be at 6 p.m. ET April 26 at the Port St. Joe High School Football Field. The message of the event is that no one ghts cancer alone. All cancer survivors, meaning anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, will join together on the track and walk or wheelchair the rst lap, uni ed in victory and hope. This emotional lap honors the courage of all who have defeated cancer. The atmosphere of Relay For Life is one of camaraderie and celebration, and this event provides an opportunity for cancer survivors to pass the torch of hope on to those still battling cancer or those that might be touched by cancer in the future. Because no one ghts cancer alone, friends, family members and caregivers are encouraged to attend the Survivors Lap and join their loved ones as they walk around the track. If you are a cancer survivor and would like to take part in the Relay For Life of Gulf County or Wewahitchka, call Kelli Jackson at 819-1564. For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.Survivors lap kicks off Relay For Life Society BRIEFS THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK @PSJ_StarFOLLOW US ON TWITTER Happy BIRTHDAY

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Coupon Expires: 4-30-13 FREEEYE EXAMCODE: PJ00Darren Payne, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonTodd Robinson, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Smart LensesSM CONTACT ADAM WHITE FOR TICKET INFO: 850 3401887HIGHLAND VIEW ASSEMBLY OF GOD PRESENTS $10PER PLATE 1st Annual Gulf Sands Fried Shrimp DinnerApril 19th, 20135:30 to 7:30 pmCome experience this local favorite dish made by Joyce Britt, Owner of the famous Gulf Sands Restaurant in St. Joe Beach. The Restaurant has since closed but the locals still talk about the wonderful Thursday Night Shrimp Night they use to have. Price is $10 a plate which includes Gulf Sands Famous Fried Shrimp, Cheese Grits, Mrs. Joyces Cole Slaw, Hush Puppies, and choice of Sweet Tea or UnSweet. School NewsThe Star| B3Thursday, April 11, 2013 Special to The Star FCAT Testing: April and May are FCAT, End of Course and PERT Testing month. All parents are encouraged to check the schools calendar for your students scheduled testing dates. NJROTC News: The NJROTC will hold a Change of Command and Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. ET May 9 in the Commons Area. Next years staff will be installed, and outgoing seniors will be honored for their performance throughout their high school careers. Shark Bites: To receive Shark Bites our weekly schedule of events, email LCDR Marty Jarosz at mjarosz@gulf.k12. .us. Football: Spring football begins May 1. All interested students need to have a completed or updated sports physical to be eligible to practice. See Coach Gannon for more details. Physical forms may be picked up in the main of ce. Port St. Joe Cheerleading News: Congratulations to the following students for their selection as our Shark Cheer Squads for the upcoming school year. A special thanks goes to all those who participated in the weeklong tryouts. Spirit is alive and well at Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School. Varsity: DanTasia Welch, Haley McCroan, Sydney Owens, Anna Haynes, Morgan Butts, Nikki Fenn, Alyson Johnson, Celeste Thursbay, Maddie Flanagan, Giana Koce, Mary Butts, Kennedy Thacker, Lizzie Furstenburg and Kristen Thursbay. Junior Varsity: Elizabeth Sapp, Kyli Wockenfuss, Lexie Combs, Gracie Cryderman, Ashton Childress, Lexie Plair, Kharisma Langston, Kendell Moore, Eva Varnes, Morgan Vaughn and Lacey Linton. It is that time of year again for the Annual Cheerleading Shrimp Boil. Tickets cost $15 and may be purchased from any new 2013/2014 cheerleader or cheer sponsors Kristal Smallwood and Anna McFarland. Meals can be picked up from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Frank Pate Park. Delivery available upon request with advanced notice. Dinner includes 1 pound of shrimp, new potatoes and corn, compliments of Tommy Ward and 13 Mile Seafood, a homemade dessert and a drink. 2013 Junior/Senior Prom: April 20 is the date for our annual Rite of Spring event: the Port St. Joe Junior/ Senior Prom. Come join us at the entrance to the Centennial Building at 8 p.m. ET to welcome our VIPs as they cross the red carpet into a night of diamonds and lace. Lady Shark Softball: District tournament play commences at Lady Shark Field at 4 p.m. ET Monday and continues Tuesday with Finals on Wednesday. Come out and support our Lady Sharks on their quest for a District Championship. Baseball Wrap-Up: After an away schedule this week, the Sharks return home at 1 p.m. ET Saturday against Godby. They close out the regular season at home against Altha at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday. Relay for Life: The Port St. Joe Schools and District Of ce Family Relay for Life goal is $3,500, and we are well on our way. Please help support our ght against cancer, and we would like to honor our survivors. Fundraisers include but are not limited to the following events: BBQ lunch prepared by Phil Lanford on Friday, prom concession stand on April 20 (Stand workers are needed) and Relay for Life Event on April 26. Walkers and concession stand workers needed. The event begins at 6 p.m. ET with the Survivor Walk. To sign up or volunteer, see your school/of ce Relay For Life representative. If you would like to make a donation in honor or memory of someone for a luminary (suggested donation is $5), see the following people: Sue Gannon at Port St. Joe Elementary; Dawn Alcorn; at Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School; and Mary Lou Cumbie or Melissa Ramsey at the District Of ce.Special to The StarCongratulations to the honor roll students of Faith Christian School. All As include: Austin Ramsey, kindergarten; Torren Smith, kindergarten; Kole Street, kindergarten; Taylor Burkett, rst grade; Carter Costin, rst grade; Alex Taylor, rst grade; Magnolia Sarmiento, rst grade; and Kristen Bouington, third grade. As and Bs include: Karis Whicker, kindergarten; John Cullen, rst grade; Riley McGuf n, rst grade; Eliza Bailey, rst grade; Emma Grace Burke, second grade; Halee Whicker, second grade; Theron Smith, third grade; Riley Noah, fourth grade; Catherine Bouington, fth grade; and Elijah Sarmiento, eighth grade. Students of the Month: April Woodrome, Jackson Taunton, Alexis Jackson, William Bailey, Halei Adkins, Avery Fisher, Kelli Wolinski, Ashlynn Walker, Donald Brake, Leilah Dupuie, Brooke Lorenzo, Luke Hjort, Zion Parker, Bryanna Jones, Chelsi Sorenson, Sadie Calareso, Emily Powell, Madison Nelson, Austin Peters, Dylan Edwards, Hailey Hicks, Alex Pitts, Josh Pitts, Gracie Price, Brett Miller and Jonah Johnson (Not Pictured). Bus Riders of Month: Amaya Nobles, Alden Fowler, Bobbie Sue Fowler, Halley Lanier, Devin Hysmith, Jasmine Lister, Tyler Stark and Nathan Combs (Not Pictured).Front Row: Ava Davis, Kelsie Tomes-Huge, Handley Pitts. Back Row: Ashley Eubanks, Shanecia Sims, Hannah Fulk, Courtney Jones, Destiny Dykes THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HONORS DAZZLING DOLPHINS The Lions TaleA HONOR ROLL A/B HONOR ROLL

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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 SUNSET PARK 8 AM (CST) 10:30 AM (CST) ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH SUNDAY: BIBLE CLASS 9:30 AM (CST) MONDAY : LIFE TREE 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 SUNDAY:Sunday School 9:15 Morning Worship 10:30 Evening Worship 5:00 1601 Long Ave Port St Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8691WEDNESDAY:Family Dinner 5:30 Prayer Meeting 6:30 Student Ministry 6:30Childrens Ministry / Choir 6:30Adult Choir 7:30 MINISTRY SCHEDULE FAITHThursday, April 11, 2013 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.comTina Warren Ritter, born Dec. 23, 1948, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Tina was an artist and enjoyed antiques and making arts and crafts. She is survived by her daughter, Tara Quaranta; son-in-law, Bill Quaranta Jr.; and her grandchildren, Jada, Billy III, Christian and Damien Quaranta, all of Port St Joe, who she resided with and loved dearly. A memorial service was Saturday April 6, 2013, at Oak Grove Assembly of God.Tina Warren RitterMrs. Anna Folmar Little, age 77, of Port Saint Joe, Fla., died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Bay Medical Center. Graveside Services were at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at Green Hills Cemetery with Father Lou Little and the Rev. Jimmy Spikes of ciating, and Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing. Visitation was 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy. She is survived by her husband, Father Lou Little; her sons and their families, Michael and his wife, Barbara Folmar, and their children, Catie and Joey of Troy; her son, Jon and his wife, Gina, and their children, Lacey of Glenwood, Joshua of Raleigh, N.C., and Lindsey and Will Sanders of Troy; her son, Matthew and his wife, Amy, and their children, Marshall and Abby of Enterprise; two great-grandchildren, Connor and Graelyn Sanders; her stepsons, Jeff (Melinda) Little and Scott Little; and their children, Leslie, Katherine, Charles, Michael and Justin Little. She was preceded in death by her rst husband, Joel Folmar; and a greatgranddaughter, Livee Sanders. Members of Gulf View United Methodist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of owers, memorials may be made to Gulf View United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society or St. Peters Anglican Church in Port St. Joe. To sign the online guest register book please visit www.dillardfh.com. Dillard Funeral Home Troy, Ala. 334-566-1720Anna Folmar LittleJohn Edward Lewis, 86, of Port St. Joe, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013. He was born in Jennings, Fla., on Nov. 26, 1926. He worked at St. Joe Paper Mill and retired from Florida Power Corporation after 23 years of service. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean con ict. In his earlier years, John enjoyed traveling with his wife and they visited all of the states in the country. His passion was restoring old cars and he could be seen driving his Ole Dude, a restored 1936 Chevy, around town. He also was an avid knife collector and had a story to tell about each knife in his collection. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Lewis Wright. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Lewis; his daughter, Jerrie Todd and husband, Greg; his son, Hal Lewis; and grandchildren, Megan and Meredith Todd, Kayleigh, Ashleigh and Bradley Lewis, all of Port St. Joe. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. ET Friday, April 5, 2013, at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe with Father Phil Fortin of ciating. All services were under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.John Edward LewisGrace Adams of Saint Joe Beach passed away April 2, 2013. Grace was a faithful and kindly woman. As a member of the Port Saint Joe Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses she volunteered much of her time to sharing Bible truths with her neighbors. Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Adams. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Meeker; a sister, Lois Wilburn; and a number of stepchildren and grandchildren and other family members. A memorial service will be at at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 13, the Port Saint Joe Kingdom Hall Jehovahs Witnesses at 335 Selma St. in Saint Joe Beach. Dale Piergiovanni will preside and deliver a comforting scriptural talk.Grace AdamsStar Staff ReportThe Rev. Ray Jones will preach the 10 a.m. ET worship service at First Presbyterian Church of Port St. Joe and 11 a.m. CT Sunday at First Presbyterian of Wewahitchka. Jones, who is coordinator for Evangelism with the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is the rst known representative of the General Assembly to preach at either Presbyterian Church in Gulf County. The General Assembly PCUSA is the council of the whole denomination and is composed of equal numbers of ruling (lay) elders and teaching (ordained clergy) elders. Jones brings what he has learned formally and informally from life experience, the church in many forms, including those he has served as pastor, and study at Furman University and Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta. He is married and has two daughters. Before accepting his call to General Assembly, he spent 25 years as pastor in Sumner Presbyterian Church in Sumner, Miss., First Presbyterian Church in Bay Minette, Ala., and Macland Presbyterian Church in Powder Springs, Ga. He served as organizing pastor of the Macland Presbyterian Church, and in his words, grew with the church in sixteen years of ministry. Jones has a heart for helping people grown in their love of God in Jesus Christ. He led a weekend workshop for Florida Presbytery on Saturday based on the newly-developed Engage study for thoughtful ways to share the faith.Special to The StarEating disorders, trauma explored at Lifetree Caf How to cope with eating disorders and other problems rooted in trauma will be explored at 7 p.m. CT Monday at Lifetree Caf. The program, titled Triumph Over Trauma: One Womans Struggle with Anorexia, features an exclusive lmed interview with a victim of anorexia whose eating disorder threatened to end her life. This program will explore what to do when trauma prompts an eating disorder or other problem, Lifetree representative Craig Cable said. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net.Youth and Adult Day at New BethelNew Bethel Baptist will celebrate Youth and Adult Day at 11:30 a.m. ET April 21. Everyone is invited to help lift up the name of the Lord. Colors are yellow, blue, pink, mint green and white. Obituaries Jones to preach at First Presbyterian Faith BRIEFSTullis familyThe family of Doris Tullis would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for all the love, prayers, food and owers that were sent during the time of our loss of a loved one. We would also like say thank you for all the love and prayers that are still being felt by the family. Thank you and God bless, The Tullis Family Card of THANKS

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, April 11, 2013By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Artery in Port St. Joe will host its rst creative writing class for children ages 10 and up on Monday The class, inspired by a similar event for adults held last month, focuses on character development, plot, and point of view. The session will be taught by Pat Van West, author of the childrens book The Crab Man. Van West, who holds a doctorate in curriculum development and instruction has been published in more than 100 publications including magazines, newspapers and journals and has taught creative writing and workshops to children in kindergarten up through college age. Writing for children is what gives me the most joy, said Van West, who moved to Port St. Joe a year ago. The instructor said her goal for the class is to stimulate critical thinking and have children come away from the class with new ideas. When scouting locations to host the class, Van West saw The Artery as the only spot. Operated by Leslie Wentzell, who moved to Port St. Joe seven years ago from Wisconsin and saw her studio as a place where creativity could thrive. Creative endeavors enhance peoples lives, Wentzell said. This town is full of artists. The Artery started off as Wentzells personal studio where she focused on clay and sculptures. After adults came searching for art classes, she soon began teaching painting at the No Name Caf. Wanting to further expand to teaching pottery and clay, Wentzell took her studio public, hosting classes and having open studio time giving visitors a hub to explore their creativity or learn something new. For Wentzell, the addition of the creative writing class kept things moving in the right direction. Writing is fun, said Van West, who noted he is excited to share her knowledge and spark creativity within the young minds. We strive to make the arts accessible in a nonjudgmental environment, Wentzell added. Scholarships are available for the creative writing class. For more information, call Leslie at The Artery at 227-5741. The cost for the workshop is $15 and runs from 3:15-4:45 p.m. ET. In Loving Memory ofTranum Howell MclemoreFebruary 21, 1977 April 4, 2012 If tears could build a stairway And memories a lane We would walk right up to Heaven And bring you back again You planned no farewell words For there was no reason to say goodbye You were gone before we knew it And only God knows why Our hearts still ache in sadness And secret tears still ow What it meant to love and lose you No one can ever know I know you want me to mourn for you no more To share your memory with the girls And happy times life still has in store Youll never be forgotten, my pledge to you that day A hallowed place within my heart and my lasting love For you is where youll always stay Being in the prime of your life, we can only imagine where you would be today and what you would have accomplished beyond what you had already achieved. Tranum, we think of you and miss you every day and night and so wish that you were here with us. You are always on our minds and in our hearts and our love for you never ends. We love you. Your Mother, Dad, Mr. Charles, and all your extended family and friends. WWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM HOLLY & LUKE RANDY STARK RANDY STARK & ART LONGFRIDAY & SATURDAY 9PM KARAOKE DJ DANCING Special to The StarThe fth annual Tobacco Free Florida Week runs through Saturday. Themed High Five: Celebrating Five Years of Tobacco Free Florida Week, the week highlights progress made in protecting Floridians from tobaccos deadly toll. The Gulf County Tobacco Prevention Program works with the Florida Department of Healths Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida to educate youth about the harmful effects of tobacco use, aid current tobacco users in their efforts to quit, and bring to light the impact tobacco has on the communitys health and economy. Quitting smoking can help reverse the damage, and the bene ts begin immediately, said Jessie Pippin, Tobacco Prevention coordinator for the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County. Because we want to improve the health of our county, we will continue to work with community partners and our Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) groups to increase tobacco prevention and cessation awareness. Since the inception of the Tobacco Free Florida program, the following milestones have been achieved: Protecting the People: There are more than 500,000 fewer adult smokers in Florida. Tobacco Free Florida has helped 72,000 people quit through its 3 Ways to Quit services. There are now 70,000 fewer youth smokers. There are more than 220,000 fewer youth in Florida exposed to secondhand smoke, which contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals, hundreds of which are toxic and 69 that can cause cancer. Bene ting the community: In June 2011, Gov. Rick Scott signed a law amending the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act to give school boards the authority to designate all district property as tobacco free. Gulf County and Port St. Joe cities have passed resolutions urging local vendors to cease the sale and marketing of all candyavored tobacco products, which target youth. Gulf County currently has 4 Students Working Against Tobacco groups on both ends of the county who are committed to increasing awareness of the dangers of tobacco products. Helping the State: The reduction in smokers has helped save more than $4.2 billion in personal health care costs. Twenty colleges and universities in Florida, the Gulf Coast State College-Gulf/Franklin Center have taken the bold step to enact 100 percent smokefree campus policies. These efforts are supported by a statewide media campaign driven by powerful advertisements that demonstrate the dangers and real-life consequences of tobacco use, inspiring Floridians to quit and encouraging youth to never start. Research shows that hard-hitting media campaigns are effective. Each year, Tobacco Free Florida week turns up the heat on tobacco by educating Floridians about the dangers to health from smoking and chewing tobacco, said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. Florida has seen remarkable success in reducing smoking rates in recent years, one of the programs many accomplishments that we will celebrate during this ve-year anniversary. Tobacco Free Florida offers three ways to quit: Call the Florida Quitline at 877-U-CAN-NOW to speak with a Quit Coach who will help you assess your addiction and help you create a personalized quit plan. Enroll in Web Coach, which will help you create your own web-based quit plan thats right for you, visit https://www. quitnow. net/ orida. Visit your local Area Tobacco Prevention Coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County to learn how to sign up for Quit Smoking Now group classes. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #WhyImTobaccoFree. Tobacco Free Florida is a statewide cessation and prevention campaign funded by Floridas tobacco settlement fund. Tobacco Free Florida is managed by the Florida Department of Health, speci cally the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida. Smokers and smokeless tobacco users interested in quitting are encouraged to call the Florida Quitline at 877-U-CAN-NOW to speak with a quit coach. To learn about Tobacco Free Florida and the states free quit smoking resources, visit www. tobaccofree orida. com or follow the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ TobaccoFreeFlorida or Twitter at www.twitter.com/tobaccofree a.Gulf celebrates fth Tobacco Free Florida Week Artery to host childrens creative writing class in April Emily Conn was recognized for her honesty; Piper Tew for being helpful and Galen Griggs for demonstrating improvement. WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AWARD

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, April 11, 2013Tomatoes are unquestionably the most popular vegetable for backyard gardeners. But it wasnt always like that. In fact, the tomato is actually something of a new comer at the American table. Believe it or not, tomatoes used to be thought of as poisonous. Tomatoes do belong to the poisonous nightshade family, which didnt help matters, but so do the potato, pepper, and eggplant, and they have been considered edible vegetables for centuries. Part of the reason tomatoes were avoided might have been because they werent native to Europe. They originated in South and Central America, and were brought to Europe by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th Century. The English werent impressed by their food value; they grew tomatoes on trellises, as ornamentals. The French considered the tomatoes peasant food some of these attitudes probably carried over into the United States, for the tomatoes wasnt eaten here until about the middle of the 19th Century. Since then, moreover, the tomato has enjoyed a rapid climb to the top, and is one of the most popular vegetable grown. The large, red, succulent fruits that we enjoy today, however, have little in common with their ancestors, the tomatls grown by the Incas and the Peruvians. The early tomatoes were small and yellow; todays sweet juicy tomatoes were developed by the Italians. They found their way into America and became a staple in the American diet. According to Extension Emeritus Specialist Jim Stephens of the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, plenty of sunshine is a must for healthy sweet tomatoes. A minimum of six hours a day is suggested, but sunshine all day is even better. Another rather general rule is to use mulch. As you know, mulches help conserve soil moisture, inhibit the growth of weeds and keep fertilizer from leaching. But, most important for tomatoes, mulches keep the fruits off the ground. Good materials for mulches are straw, leaves, dried lawn clippings and plastic. Mulching with black plastic has given many gardeners excellent results. If you would like to try this method, prepare the soil for planting and make sure that its suf ciently moist. Lay the plastic over the entire bed and anchor the edges with soil. Then, cut holes in the plastic and set the plants into the bed. Tomatoes need about 1 inches of water each week heavy soaking once or twice weekly are better than many light sprinklings. If your soil is very sandy, you may need to water more frequently, especially the rst week after planting. Never let the soil completely dry out. Many insects can bother tomatoes, causing leaf and fruit damage. A general purpose insecticide will control most of their problems. You county extension agent or garden center operator can recommend an appropriate insecticide. The most serious disease of tomatoes is blights, leaf spot, wilts and viruses. Leaf spots can usually be controlled with fungicide sprays. Viruses and wilts, however, must be controlled by using resistant plant varieties to start with. For more information on tomato production, call the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu. 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COST CUTTERS LAWN SERVICE Affordably Addressing All Your Lawn Care Needs Licensed & InsuredServing from Mexico Beach to the Cape.FULL SERVICE LAWN CARE STARTINGAT $29 artsigman@gmail.com 850.628.0694 PUBLIC NOTICEA Public Scoping Meeting will be held by the Planning and DevelopmentReview Board (PDRB) on Wednesday,April 10 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET, and at the PDRB regular meeting on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 8:45 a.m. ET. Both public meetings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore AdministrationBuilding, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.The public meetings will be for scoping for Updating/Revising the Gulf County Land Development Regulations (LDR). The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. A commentform will be available to express your views. Anyone wishing to speak must and address must be included with all comments. Anyone who cannot attenda meeting may comment by e-mail deliver a written comment to the PlanningDepartment at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 311. #2013-53 CALL DEESON A/C & HEATING TODAY! 850-899-1375CMC1249673 ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS!from NO CREDIT CHECK!HASSLE FREE FINANCING AVAILABLE! COMPLETE SYSTEMINSTALLIncludes Indoor & Outdoor Units All Materials to change complete system out STARTING AS LOW AS$130.18 PERMONTH NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETINGThe Board of Commissioners of the Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority will hold its Annual Meeting on April 23, 2013, at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 2725 Graves Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. E.D.S.T. The meeting will be open to the public. 2089327 Gun ShowApril 13th & 14thPanama City FairgroundsFREE PARKINGConcealed Weapons ClassSat/Sun 11am or 2pmFloridagunshows.comSat 9-5 Sun 10-4 Tomatoes for home garden, part II ROY LEE CARTERCounty extension directorThe large, red, succulent fruits that we enjoy today, however, have little in common with their ancestors, the tomatls grown by the Incas and the Peruvians. Todays sweet tomatoes were developed by the Italians. They found their way into America and became a staple in the American diet. A tropical storm damaged the facilities beyond repair. (possibly the unnamed hurricane of 1917 that made landfall in Okaloosa County) Trivia ANSWER

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 11, 2013 The Star | B7 90656S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000130 ONE WEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT I. GARVER, JR. A/K/A ROBERT GARVER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTROINIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC AS NOMINEE FOR ONE SOURCE MORTGAGE, LLC; AND BARRIER DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 23-2012-CA-000130 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 2nd day of May, 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: UNIT 47 BARRIER DUNES, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY THAT CERTAIN SURVEY FROM A.D. PLATT AND ASSOCIATES, INC., DATED JULY 13, 2000 AND BEARING JOB NUMBER 4380-47, AS FOLLOWS: PARCEL H COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 4, IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 12 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2 IN SAID FRACTIONAL SECTION 36, FOR A DISTANCE OF 999.95 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID EASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 749.58 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 239.04 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A PRIVATE ROADWAY (RIGHT-OFWAY WIDTH VARIES), THENCE RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 109.50 FEET, THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 87 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY, FOR A DISTANCE OF 66.05 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST 2.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTH 20 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 02 SECONDS WEST 42.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 69 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST 16.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 20 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST 42.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 69 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST 16.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND TOGETHER WITH ALL RIGHTS AND AMENITIES AS SHOWN IN THE PROTECTIVE COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF BARRIER DUNES DATED JULY 25, 1985, RECORDED AUGUST 06, 1985 IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 107 AT PAGE 277, AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 DATED AT PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA THIS 25TH DAY OF MARCH, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk April 4, 11, 2013 90722S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-00476 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4, Plaintiff, vs. ERNEST REESE ANTLEY, SARA M. ANTLEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 2nd day of April, 2013, and entered in Case No. 08-00476, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4 is the Plaintiff and ERNEST REESE ANTLEY, SARA M. ANTLEY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM on the 1st day of August, 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)7475338 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 3rd day of April, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m April 11, 18, 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 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 92861S 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. 1290 Application No. 2013-20 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04640-000R Description of Property: Lot No. 20, Block B, Port St. Joe Heights, in the City of Port St. Joe. Name in which assessed: Pete McKelvy & Polly McKelvy 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 1st day of May, 2013. Dated this 25th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 28 April 4, 11, 18, 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 92859S 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. 1280 Application No. 2013-21 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 04594-220R Description of Property: Lot 4, According to the Plat of the Village at Marina Cove, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 48, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: William C. Williams III 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 1st day of May, 2013. Dated this 25th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 28 April 4, 11, 18, 2013 92939S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000243 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. MARIA JO STRICKLAND, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 06, 2013 and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA000243 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and MARIA JO STRICKLAND; JASPER L. SMITH; FRANN H. SMITH; 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; SUNTRUST BANK; FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURT HOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 25th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17 AND 19, BLOCK 15 OF OAK GROVE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 210 IOLA STREET, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 25, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F11003106 April 4, 11, 2013 92863S 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. 273 Application No. 2013-19 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 01244-001R Description of Property: Lot One (1), First Addition to Shamrock Estates, as per Official Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 51, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Robert Coultas 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 1st day of May, 2013. Dated this 25th day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk March 28 April 4, 11, 18, 2013 92949S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA-000050 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. SEAN E. WILLIAMS; TAMMIE J. WILLIAMS; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 6, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in GULF County, Florida, described as: LOT 25, IN BLOCK 1016, OF UNIT 2 OF MILLVIEW ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, PAGE BOOK 1, PAGE 46. a/k/a 302 PETERS STREET, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456-1439 at public sale on April 25, 2013, at 11 oclock a.m. ET, in the front lobby of the Gulf Country Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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 at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 22nd day of March, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850) 229-6113. April 4, 11, 2013 92985S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-19-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF MARTIN Q. GAY Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of MARTIN Q. GAY, deceased, whose date of death was March 5, 2013 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 4, 2013. Personal Representatives: Arvelia Lynn Williamson 245 Annie Avenue Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Karen Regina Burge 4022 Napoli Road Panama City, FL 32405 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 Email: ccostin@costinlaw.com April 4, 11, 2013 92969S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments 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. 1136 Application No. 2013-23 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03801-175R Description of Property: Lot 15, Block A, Integras Rehabilitation Phase II, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 2, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Integras Therapy & Wellness Center, 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 8th day of May, 2013. Dated this 2nd day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk April 4, 11,18, 25, 2013 92971S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments 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. 1748 Application No. 2013-22 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06346-815R Description of Property: Lot 19, Block B, Sunset Pointe Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 41-43, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Rex H. & Anne D. Anderson 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 8th day of May, 2013. Dated this 2nd day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk April 4, 11,18, 25, 2013 93029S IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-455-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Bayside Savings Bank, vs. LITTLE WING ENTERPRISES, INC., MATTHEW TRAHAN, CHRISTINA TRAHAN, and PJK INVESTMENTS, LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 20, 2013, and entered in Civil Action No. 09-455-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, where-in the parties were the plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Bayside Savings Bank, and the defendants, LITTLE WING ENTERPRISES, INC., MATTHEW TRAHAN, CHRISTINA TRAHAN, and PJK INVESTMENTS, LLC, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 25th day of April, 2013, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 11: Beginning at the Point of Intersection of the West line of the East 1/5 of East 1/2 of Government Lot 2, Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida with the Southerly line of the 100 foot R/W of County Road No. 30-E (formerly State Road No. 30-E), thence South 01 degrees 13 minutes 30 seconds West 140.0 feet; thence South 88 degrees 46 minutes 30 seconds East 76.95 feet; thence North 01 degrees 13 minutes 30 seconds East to the Southerly R/W line of County Road No. 30-E; thence Southwesterly along said R/W to the Point of Beginning; AND Lot 12: Commencing at the Point of Intersection of the West line of the East 1/5 of East 1/2 of Government Lot 2, Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, with the Southerly line of the 100 foot R/W of County Road. No. 30-E (formerly State Road No. 30-E), thence South 01 degrees 13 minutes 30 seconds West 150.0 feet; thence South 88 degrees 46 minutes 30 seconds East 76.95 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence North 01 degrees 13 minutes 30 seconds East to the South R/W line of County Road No. 30-E; thence Northeasterly along said R/W to the East line of said East 1/5 of the East 1/2 of said Government Lot 2; thence South 01 degrees 13 minutes 30 seconds West to a Point South 88 degrees 46 minutes 30 seconds East of the Point of Beginning; thence North 88 degrees 46 minutes 30 seconds West 55.0 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. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 28th day of March, 2013. HONORABLE REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Clerk/ Deputy Clerk April 11, 18, 2013 93021S NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Wewahitchka Board of City Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing and Final Reading of Ordinance No. 20131065L on Monday April 22, 2013 at 6:50 PM CT to consider adoption of the ordinance with the following title, to wit: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA PROVIDING FOR A SERVICE AGREEMENT, MAINTENANCE FOR CERTAIN COMPONENTS OF THE SEWER SYSTEM, ESTABLISHING MAINTENANCE FEES, AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Ordinance No. 20131065L in its entirety may be inspected at the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, 8AM 4PM CT Monday-Friday. All interested parties may appear at the meeting to be heard with respect to this proposed Ordinance. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this Institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights,1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Connie Parrish, City Clerk April 4, 11, 2013 93067S PUBLIC NOTICE PSJRA Board of Directors Meeting Regular Board of Directors Meetings of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency are held on the third Thursday of each month at 10 AM. Specific dates for the upcoming quarter are April 18, May 16, and June 20, 2013. Location is 150 Captain Freds Place in Port St. Joe, FL. All persons are invited to attend and participate. Anyone want to appeal an official decision made on any subject at the meeting must have a

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WALTON, and BEACH TO BAY, LLC, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 22, 2011, and Order Resetting Sale dated April 2, 2013, and entered in Civil Action No. 10-159 CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CADENCE BANK, and the defendants, BLUE WATER BUILDERS FL, LLC, KEVIN W. WALTON, and BEACH TO BAY, LLC, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 2nd day of May, 2013, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lots 3, 41, 47, and 50 of Ovation on Cape San Blas Phase II, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, page(s) 61, of the public records of Gulf County, Florida. 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