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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 Thursbay announces for PSJ Group I Special to The Star William Thursbay, a lifelong resident of the Port St. Joe area, is announcing his candidacy for the Group I City Commission seat. Being a fourth-generation Thursbay to live in our fair city, I am directly involved in our community. As a parent of three teenage children, I have long worked for a positive common sense approach to governing. It is my goal to take care of the elderly, those that paved the way for us and made this city what it is today. Further, I know that our children are the future. We must explore every possible avenue to create more than minimum wage jobs to encourage our young adults to return home after college; as well as good-paying County declines BP settlement offer By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com With the third-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill approaching, the Board of County Commissioners met in special emergency session Tuesday to hear the latest offer from BP to settle claims against the oil giant from the county and Gulf County Tourist Development Council. Commissioners politely but rmly declined. Though only one component of the proposed settlement that for TDC losses was made public, commissioners decided to press ahead on potential litigation after BP provided a lump sum proposal to settle county and TDC claims. They kind of put you in a box, said Drake Martin, a lawyer with Nix, Patterson & Roach of Santa Rosa Beach, the rm handling the TDCs claim. All or nothing. That is a change in policy for BP. Martin said for the county to press its claim, commissioners might want to consider accepting the TDC settlement offer if they are provided an opportunity to accept it without accepting a settlement on the countys claim. The clock is ticking. By today, county attorney Jeremy Novak said, the statute of limitations on any claim will become a factor in litigation. Thursday, APRIL 18, 2013 YEAR 75, NUMBER 27 Murder trial rescheduled for July By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Accused killer Walton Butler was in court last week as his trial on second-degree murder charges loomed. Butler is charged with shooting Everett Gant, 32, last July at the Pine Ridge Apartments in Port St. Joe. Gant died six weeks after being shot in the head, having never regained consciousness. Butlers defense attorney asked Circuit Court Judge Shonna Young Gay to move the pre-trial hearing for Butler, originally scheduled for next month, back so the defense can complete deposing witnesses. The attorney said there remained two witnesses to depose. Additionally, the defense asked for a separate hearing for two undisclosed motions. Butlers original trial date of May 7 now will serve as the motion hearing, provided they are led, Gay said. The pre-trial hearing was rescheduled for May 21 with the nal hearing anticipated to occur in July, Gay said. According to the original arresting af davit from former Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent, an incident occurred during the afternoon of July 30 when a woman came to Butlers apartment in the Pine Ridge Apartment complex on Garrison Avenue with a child along. Butler, a white male, used a racial slur to refer to the black child. Investigators discovered Butler had been making similar racial slurs to other children in the complex in the days leading up to the incident. The woman became upset and left Butlers apartment. Gant, a black man, went to Butlers apartment to discuss the racial slur. Upon arriving at the apartment, Butler shot Gant between the eyes with a .22 ri e and shut his door, leaving Gant to bleed outside. Butler called 911, nished cooking supper, sat down and began eating, the af davit details. Nugent arrived on the scene and contacted Butler by phone, at which time Butler told Nugent to come in, that Butler was eating dinner and had put up the gun. Nugent said Butler acted as if inconvenienced when put under arrest, saying he could not understand the problem as he had only shot a (racial slur). Butler acknowledged shooting Gant. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this report. 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Incumbents win in Mexico Beach election Star Staff Report The Mexico Beach City Council will remain unchanged after Tuesday nights municipal election. Group 2 incumbent Lanny Howell faced off against Jeff Tendler and kept his seat, receiving 253 votes to Tendlers 223. In Group 3, Jack Mullen defeated Mary Blackburn with 251 votes to her 229. Tendler and Blackburn, who formed an alliance and built a platform for change and reform within the council, campaigned alongside one another in the months leading up to the election. Howell and Mullen noted their experience to solidify their wins. According to the Supervisors of Elections, more than 40 percent of Mexico Beachs registered voters headed to the polls. Beachum accepts appointment to Naval Academy Prep School By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com As he noted last Friday, Lt. Commander Marty Jarosz (retired) had no one to congratulate him 44 years ago when he received an appointment to the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I. The Vietnam War had created divisions in the country, Jarosz said of the time he received his appointment. Men and women of uniform were BEACHUM NAVAL ACADEMY PREP SCHOOL APPOINTMENT A very elite accomplishment TIM CROFT | The Star Javarri Beachum is the rst Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School cadet to earn an appointment to the Naval Academy Prep School. He was welcomed into that select company by his high school commander, Lt. Commander Marty Jarosz (retired). Lt. Ryan Lally from Panama City offers Beachum a personal gift: his ensign, or lieutenant, bars, which will be Beachums to wear after he completes his schooling at the Naval Academy. See BEACHUM A3 WILLIAM THURSBAY See THURSBAY A3 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A7-A8 Society . . . . . . . . . . . . B2 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Classi eds . . . . . . . . . B7-B8 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe city commissioners have a site for the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, but they also are feeling the fatigue of residents regarding the project. A regular bi-monthly meeting again was marked by dissenting voices on the lighthouse project, and Commissioner Phil McCroan said he was hearing a consistent cry from constituents Enough. People are fed up with hearing about the lighthouse, McCroan said. I am for the lighthouse, but at some point weve got to decide what we are doing and move on. We have bigger issues. Commissioners did make progress, focusing on a site surveyed during a recent workshop that would place the lighthouse slightly west of Miss Zolas Drive along George Core Park. The two keepers quarters would be to the south. The site lines up along the intersection of the Third Street axis as it enters George Core Park. There remains a decision about whether to dig up existing sewer lines and two concrete out ow boxes or regrade a dry stormwater pond to facilitate the location of the lighthouse. A stand of three large pine trees close to the proposed site was reduced by one during weekend storms. But the project also came under criticism from Eric Davidson, who was part of the planning team for a waterfront park and who spoke Tuesday night as a private citizen. He took the process to task, saying commissioners had reversed course after the planning group and the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency had done the heavy lifting on a park that was designated as the resting Port St. Joe commissioners site lighthouse See LIGHTHOUSE A5 See BP A3 PSJ wins district track A8 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! 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T H E P A N H A N D L E P L A Y E R S P R E S E N T JUR Y R OOM Produced by special arrangement with Baker s Plays Written b y C B Gilf or d Directed b y Margy Oehler t THE DIXIE THEA TRE AP ALA CHICOLA Poster designed by Frederic Kahler F rida y April 19 @ 7:30 PM Sa tur da y April 20 @ 7:30 PM Sunda y April 21, 3:00 PM T ickets $15 a v ailab le a t Do wnto wn Books Carr abelle J unction & the Butler Agency in Eastpoint For more information, all John Inzetta at (404) 326-7791 Funded in part by the Franklin T ourist Development Council Local A2 | The Star Thursday, April 18, 2013 Plein Air paint-out welcomes international artists By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com Early next month, the Forgotten Coast Culture Coalition will present the eighth annual Great Plein Air Paint-Out featuring 23 professional artists from around the globe. Haidee-Jo Summers of Lincolnshire, England and James Richards, from Atlanta, are two of 23 artists invited to participate in this years Plein Air paint-out. For Richards, this is the fth time at the Plein Air Paint-out; it will be a rst for Summers. Richards initially heard about the Forgotten Coast paint-out while at an art show in Wisconsin. After he expressed interest to a friend, it wasnt long before he found himself on the guest list. Summers was on the hunt for Plein Air festivals and noted a lack of such events in the UK. While in southern Ireland she met Lori Putnam, a regular of the Forgotten Coast festival, and an artist whose work she was familiar with. I told Lori that I would love to come to the USA to paint at a Plein Air event, Summers said. She told me all about this one. The area is one of the best places to have the festival, Rich ards said. Theres no shortage of inspiration. Richards, who described his style as spontaneous, praised the marshes and shrimp boats in Eastpoint for being a major source of inspiration during his rst visits. In recent years, Richards has found greater reaction in the way sunlight touches his subjects. Summers enjoys working outside and the challenges of open air painting. She noted that changing weather and light force an artist has to work quickly and decisively. When I paint I am trying to cap ture the light of a certain place and time, she said, I wish to reveal something to the viewer that they may not have noticed before. For the last 18 years Summers has painted, exhibited and taught in England and has contributed features to The Artist Maga zine, a popular art publication. She was selected to exhibit her art many times with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and was been awarded three prizes in the Institutes annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Artist of the Year award by the Society of All Artist, a group which has over 45,000 members and was invited to paint at the Queens Diamond Jubilee on the river Thames by the BBC. Shes painted plein air land scapes and portraits in Ireland, Morocco and Italy. Richards uncle served as a gateway into the world of paint ing and taught the young artist the basics of drawing and the rules of perspective. In school, Richards was as signed to help out with the artsy side of class projects and re ceived encouragement from his teachers. This inspired Rich ards to teach others whenever possible and remains one of his favorite parts of the local event. He encourages up-and-coming artists to talk with him about art and its not uncommon for him to nd new students at the many festivals he attends. These festivals have taken off astronomically and have brought more recognition to art, he said. The Wetroom This year, the Plein Air Wet room, which acts as a gallery and central hub for the duration of the 10-day event, is situated on Reid Avenue and was loaned to the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition by George and Hilda Duren. The two-story building has been remodeled to provide ample space for the participating artists and their work. Since Port St. Joe doesnt have an arts and cultural center, the coalition must nd a local building in which to host the event. The 2011 Plein-Air Wetroom was donated by Jeff Anderson. The event impacts the community, said Natalie Shoaf, vice president of the FCCC the past seven years. Shoaf, who coordinated this years paint-out, said that a grant had been obtained for an arts and cultural center in PSJ, and hoped to have a place where art, music, theater and dance could soon come together in the community. Though there is much work to be done for an event of this size, Shoaf nds that its all worth it once the artists arrive. Shoaf coordinates homes for each artist to live in for the duration of the paint-out and recruited a team of 85 volunteers to ensure a smooth and successful event. We take care of our artists, she said. They say that we have the best Plein Air in the country. Shoaf noted that she enjoys the event because it benets the entire area by bringing locals, tourists and art lovers into the community which can be served by local businesses. A fan of the area, Richards praised Gulf County for its slower pace and casual approach to things. The area suits my personality, he said. Its one of few the places left that still has an older charm to it. This years Plein Air PaintOut will take place May 2-12 all along the Forgotten Coast. For workshop and event info, visit www.pleinair.com File photo More than 20 national and international artists will descend on the region during the Great Plein Air Paint-out.

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, April 18, 2013 disparaged, insulted, called baby killers. His entrance to the up per echelons of Navy in struction was hardly cel ebratory, Jarosz said. And Jarosz was deter mined that would not hap pen to Javarri Beachum, the current cadet lieuten ant for the Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School NJORTC program. Beachum was ofcially welcomed into the Naval ranks last week as he ac cepted an appointment to the Naval Academy Prep School, a stepping stone to the Naval Academy in An napolis in four years. We are here to cel ebrate not only the accom plishments of one man, but also a school, Jarosz said. I am extremely proud of what Javarri has accom plished, not only as a ca det, but as a student and a part of the Port St. Joe community. Beachums milestone, the equivalent of a fouryear college scholarship, puts him in elite company. As Lt. Ryan Lally, a Pan ama City-based Navy rep resentative for Port St. Joe, said, almost 18,000 candi dates applied for a spot at the Naval Academy Prep School for next year. Only 250 were selected. Its a very elite ac complishment, Lally said. Javarri is an example of a well-rounded individ ual dedicated to a life of service. That Beachum made the cut is itself a tale. Beachum arrived at Port St. Joe High School at a time when the NJROTC programs life-expectancy was in doubt. The program had faced district budget cuts and was on notice that it had to increase its numbers or face elimination. At the time, there were 23 cadets, less than the 10 percent of student popu lation threshold for the program. Four years later, the ranks number more than 50, and Beachum is the fourth cadet in the past six years three in the past four years to graduate from the program with a fouryear college scholarship. He is the rst to earn an appointment to the Naval Academy Prep School. This program, in this size of community, has meant opportunity, Bea chum said after signing his paperwork and cutting a celebratory cake to share with family and friends. There is no doubt, without this program, I would not be here. Lally described the op portunity presented to Beachum, including four years of rigorous study at the Prep School leading to candidacy for the Naval Academy in Annapolis in 2018. He will emerge from the Naval Academy a second lieutenant. Last week, Lally com pleted the signing ceremo ny by providing Beachum with an incentive: his en sign or lieutenant bars. I cant be more happy right now, Beachum said. This is truly a big step in my life. Jarosz spoke about the growth he has seen from Beachum over four years. A quiet, reserved fresh men, Beachum blossomed into a leader of the schools cadets, a standout student and an athlete of note on the schools soccer team. Hes a phenomenal student and an exemplary leader, school Principal Jeremy Knapp said. And to underscore Lallys comments about a village raising a Navy college candidate as Beachum signed his Prep School paperwork, he was surrounded by family that included not only rela tives, but civic leaders and friends who had provided support and a hand up along the way. I have learned so much, its hard to pick out one or two things, Beachum said of his high school years. I guess the big lesson is youve got to take full advantage of the opportunity. It takes dedication and hard work, like anything else in life. But it pays off. I am so happy right now. 2093026 He said the county, which had led a preliminary pre sentment of its claim within the required time period, likely would have to le liti gation if an acceptable offer on the countys claims which rest in large measure on loss of ad valorem taxes and erosion of property val ues since 2010 was not forthcoming by the end of the week. We should know a lot more in the next 48 hours, I would think, Novak said. During the public por tion of Tuesdays meetings, Martin presented the case for the TDC claim and an offer from BP that arrived over the weekend. Mar tin, noting the TDC had received an interim settle ment of $119,000, which did not bar the TDC from pur suing additional claims, said the claim proved tricky. Martin said BP has used a comparison model to examine claims, and that meant comparing 2010 TDC revenue against previ ous years. However, the TDC expe rienced growth in 2010, and had continued that growth since the oil spill. For example, TDC rev enue was $642,000 in 2007 before steadily climbing to $741,000 in 2010. That growth in the TDC continued in 2011 reve nue was up $100,000 and 2012. That made our argu ment tougher, Martin said. However, Martin said his rm had crafted an econo metrics model that showed loss of potential revenue in part the new interna tional airport in Bay County should have driven more travelers and revenue to the county and by com paring his model to BPs, he was able to arrive at a claim for additional losses. Martin said BPs offer before the presentment of the TDC case was insuf cient, but an offer over the weekend for $246,000, bringing the total payout to the TDC at $365,000, was reasonable. The number, Martin noted, represented roughly 50 percent of TDC revenues in 2010. We have an offer within the zone of reasonable ness, Martin said. Commissioners seemed inclined to accept that com ponent but would not ac cept any settlement after a closed-door session on the countys claims. That claim, commission ers were informed, was tied to the TDC claim in a lump sum. Novak noted that was not how BP settled claims to the west in Bay County. The amount of the offer to the county was not made public on Tuesday. Commissioner Warren Yeager motioned that the county should proceed as if headed to litigation. I think there is room for further discussion with BP, Yeager said. We should pursue litigation on the county claim. A motion also was made to settle the TDC claim if given the opportunity to separate it from the county. That may be helpful to resolve this, Martin said. BEACHUM from page A1 positions for those that may not have the opportunity for higher learning. I believe people must be treated equally. We need to consider the needs of a future Port St. Joe, and our youth is the key. I am a full-time father and husband. My family and I attend Family Life Church, and as a youngster I was privileged to be among the rst students to attend Faith Christian School. Later in life I was most fortunate to work alongside my father as the co-owners of The Big Barn. I truly un derstand the concerns that the small busi ness people of our city face today. As a resi dent I am concerned about the conditions of our drinking water among other issues facing citizens of Port St. Joe. Together we can create and restore. I will be your 24-7 Commissioner. My phone is open to you, 247-8112. BP from page A1 THURSBAY from page A1

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Recently, I was playing around with an old wooden television cabinet. I am working on putting a new display in it and planning on hooking up a DVD player to the display. Watching blackand-white television shows from the 1950s appeals to me. The display is from an old computer, but the cabinet is from the time of the original Mickey Mouse Club television show. My Papa worked on televisions in much the same way as folks now build computers. It was his hobby and a form of income for him. I like touching stuff my grandfather touched. Annette Funicello passed away last week; she was an original Mouseketeer. I was born in the 60s, but Ive seen my share of reruns of The Mickey Mouse Club from the 1950s. I remember Jimmie Dodd, the head Mouseketeer. He often had little bits of advice encouraging children to make the right moral choices. It is doubtful you will nd something like that on regular television these days. If you do, I would be scared to think what some folks would now consider the right moral choice. In the 1970s, they came out with The New Mickey Mouse Club. I was a little old for the show by then. In the 1990s, Disney brought in future stars Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera to be part of The All New Mickey Mouse Club. My children werent old enough to be interested then, and neither was I (interested). To me, The Mickey Mouse Clubs face will always be Annette Funicello. She is who I think of and who I want to see on my 1950s television. I want to see her in blackand-white at 13 years old when television was better in my opinion. They say Walt Disney personally picked Annette as one of the original Mouseketeers. In the 1960s, Annette did a number of those somewhat hokie beach movies; everybody was doing them. They usually involved some bad guys or a funny guy like Don Rickles and of course, Frankie Avalon. They were silly; but you got to see girls in bikinis in living color. Girls in two-piece bathing suits doing a lot of shaking and beach music seemed to be what they were selling. Two-piece bathing suits were ne for everyone, except Annette Funicello. Annette noted in 1987, Mr. Disney said to me one day, Annette, I have a favor to ask of you. I know all the girls are wearing bikinis, but you have an image to uphold. I would appreciate it if you would wear a one-piece suit. She went on to say she never regretted that decision. Disney is different now. I remember watching The Wonderful World of Disney and Mutual of Omahas Wild Kingdom with Marlin Perkins. Ive often wondered what it would have been like for Marlin to send his sidekick Jim (Fowler) down onto a beach full of bikini-clad teenage girls while he (Marlin) advised from the helicopter. Cant you just hear Marlin saying, Those two girls have Jim by the legs; teenagers can be a dangerous species in the summer. Watch out Jim! That seems to be a bikini top ying through the air. Unfortunately, we cannot regain the innocence of TV of the 50s and 60s. However, we can control what our children watch. Annette Funicello battled with multiple sclerosis (MS), being diagnosed in 1987. Her symptoms started off mildly, but gradually she was losing control of her balance and legs. Fearing folks might think she was drunk; she went public with the diagnosis in 1992. She eventually lost her ability to speak and walk. Folks say, She never lost her smile. We will never lose her smile. Funicello was never hesitant to say what her faith meant to her. She even took the MS in stride, telling folks, He knows what He is doing. She credited the debilitating condition with bringing her family closer together (if that was possible). In 1999, she founded the Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases. On the day of her death, the website was overloaded with visitors. Hopefully, they were being generous in helping to fund research on this evil disease. She was one heck of a Mouseketeer and an even greater human being. As they sing at the end of The Mickey Mouse Club , Now its time to say good-bye. Godspeed, Annette Funicello. Thank you. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. I was standing on hallowed ground. Instead, I dug my left Asics clad foot into the sand. The water, a lot colder than I expected, ran through the ultra light mesh and chilled me to the bone. I shouldnt have been surprised. Id heard stories all my life about the English Channel. This was my rst time to see it, and feel it, up close and personal. I scanned the wide expanse of sand and instinctively my eyes moved to the high bluffs in the distance. It was a couple of football elds, and more, away. I hunkered down low and began to run toward those bluffs. I wasnt the rst American to sprint across these beaches. Thirty thousand beat me to it on a damp chilly morning in June of 1944. Let me amend that. A lot of those young men never made it across that beach. They drowned in the water as they stepped off the landing craft. Or they were cut down by the horrendous re from the German machine guns, the large 88mm anti-tank weapons or the M2 mortars raining down on them from the entrenched positions on the aforementioned bluffs. If you think I was a bit silly or irreverent to make a run across this beach 69 years after the real deal, the tears spilling down my face would belie such a notion. I was paying tribute in the best way I could think of. As I picked up speed I kept thinking about the courage, the daring, the unimaginable spirit it took to make this trip in the face of the best Hitler could enlist to defend his Fortress Europe. I didnt have to jump any barbed wire, dodge any Polish hedgehogs or fear stepping on a land mine. I zigzagged in places just to get a feel but nothing but sunshine and fresh air bounced off my face. I also wasnt encumbered with a Mae West vest, combat boots or an eighty pound pack strapped to my back. I wasnt worried about sand or water jamming my M1 Garand. I wasnt thinking about my mother, wife or girlfriend back home. The planes sent over to soften up the landing area had dropped the bombs too far inland. Much of the bombardment from sea had been long. The Germans were in place and intact when the rst wave of American soldiers hit this Easy Red designated portion of Omaha Beach. Not much went as planned. The rough seas had pushed most of the landing craft off course. The smoke had obscured some of the visual landmarks. Very few of the troops were unloading in the right area. Tanks sent to clear the beach sank in the cold water. Confusion was apparent in every quarter. It might have slowed but it did not deter the 1 st (Big Red One) and 29 th Infantry Divisions or the U. S. Rangers. They gutted it toward those bluffs in the distance..right into the teeth of the enemy! Let me tell you something, heroes were a dime a dozen on Omaha Beach that fateful June 6 morning! Pinned down, they inched forward. They couldnt go back and moving inland seemed like certain death. It was as much of a killing eld as history has ever mustered up. The German re didnt slack for a second. And yet, somehow, someway, our guys kept moving. I think it was Brigadier General Norman Cota, one of the highest ranking of cers on the beach that morning, who inspired many by imploring them to get the heck off this beach. My breathing began to get heavy, and I slowed a little. Its a long way to those bluffs! And all of it across open, exposed ground. I have the utmost admiration and respect for anyone who has ever put on the uniform. But as I actually took in what these young soldiers had done here, as I looked about, as I pondered on the breadth of itand maybe the insanity of it, I was past being in awe. Reading about it in some book is one thing. But to spy it with my own little eyes is another whole ball game! What men we sent across the Channel that day! I have never been prouder to be an American. Or sadder. Here is some perspective for you. One out of every eighteen men who stepped off those landing crafts that bloody morning died on Omaha Beach. They gave up their future.for the future. We cant honor them enough. We cant hold them in high enough esteem. We cant remember them too much. We cant point to them with pride too often. They are not called the greatest generation for nothing! I reached a small portion of an old sea wall as the beach ran into a low marsh. Probably the same sea wall so many of them hunkered behind for protection and to catch their collective breaths before scaling it and moving on up the bluff. I swung up on it and looked back toward the beach I had just traversed. It was, on this April morning in 2013, so very, very serene and peaceful. Just like my life! I had lived 66 of those 69 years since D-Day in complete tranquility and safety. Not a hiccup or even a bump in the road for me. I had lived an ideal life, in an ideal time, in an ideal place. I hope and pray we all understand the connection. Respectfully, Kes Before you rent, do your homework A one-piece suit I should have taken my shoes off Maybe youre a college student looking to rent your rst apartment; or a downsizing homeowner reentering the rental market for the rst time in decades. Whatever your situation, there are many precautions you should take before renting any property. The last thing you want is to be saddled with a 12-month lease you cant afford or to be stuck in a neighborhood youve come to detest. As one whos been there, let me share a few tips for renting a home: Before you even start looking, know how much you can afford to spend. Housing is the biggest monthly expense for most people so if you miscalculate what rent is affordable, your budget will suffer from the get-go. Besides rent, dont forget such additional expenses as a security deposit, utilities, cable/satellite, Internet access, renters insurance, parking and laundry facilities and onetime move-in expenses like window treatments, appliances or rugs. Scope out the neighborhood. Determine how safe you feel walking around, especially if youll be parking on the street. Come back to see if the neighborhoods character changes at night or on the weekend. Also note the proximity to parks, schools, grocery stores, public transportation and busy commuter routes. Thoroughly inspect each potential rental: Consider total usable space sometimes a smaller unit with a well-designed oor plan is more desirable than a larger space with a poor layout. Use a tape measure to measure each room to determine whether your furniture will t. Ensure theres suf cient closet, cupboard and storage space. Look for safety features like deadbolts and peepholes on exterior doors, well-lit corridors, stairwells and parking structures, smoke detectors, re extinguishers and bars or other security features on rstoor windows. In multi-unit buildings, note the condition of common areas thats a clue how attentive the owner/manager is regarding upkeep. Note the condition of appliances, plumbing xtures, oors/carpeting, electrical outlets and switches, light xtures, walls and windows. If you spot damaged or worn items, ask whether theyll be replaced. If not, make sure theyre noted in the rental agreement. Check the water pressure and hot water quality. Check seals around doors, windows and vents; if leaky, they can boost utility bills. Look for evidence of previous water leaks and mold. Check for soundproo ng, especially if there are adjoining apartments. Once you nd a suitable place, read the rental agreement carefully. Dont hesitate to ask a lawyer or more experienced friend to review it. If not spelled out in the lease you may want to ask the landlord: How much is the security deposit and what are the requirements for getting a full refund? How are rent increases determined? What happens after the lease term ends? Often, itll convert to a month-to-month rental agreement where you can leave anytime with proper notice (usually 30 days). How many tenants are allowed? What are building policies for things like houseguests, noise curfews, maintenance and repairs, pest control, smoking, lost keys and pets? Can you sublet the unit before your lease expires? And nally, be aware that many landlords check credit reports of potential tenants. Before you start looking, check your own credit report so there are no surprises. You can order one free report per year from each of the three major credit bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. (Order through www. annualcreditreport.com; otherwise youll pay a small fee.) Jason Alderman direc ts 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 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 18, 2013 A Page 4 Section JASON ALDERMAN Housing is the biggest monthly expense for most people so if you miscalculate what rent is affordable, your budget will suffer from the get-go. One out of every eighteen men who stepped off those landing crafts that bloody morning died on Omaha Beach. They gave up their future. for the future. We cant honor them enough. We cant hold them in high enough esteem. We cant remember them too much. We cant point to them with pride too often.

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Local The Star| A5 Thursday, April 18, 2013 place for the lighthouse. He said city staff and commissioners had erred by taking the project out of the hands of the one group with the expertise for the project the PSJRA while reversing their own decisions on appointing a project manager and fund raiser for the relocation. And Davidson said the current direction risked becoming an embarrass ment for the city unless the trend of what he called mismanagement is reversed. Mayor Mel Magidson said he was not sure what Davidson was addressing but acknowledged the crit ics of the lighthouse project and said commissioners could only grow thicker skins. I, for one, am tired of hearing it, too, Magidson said in response to Mc Croans comments. I dont know what it takes to make people happy. Magidson said he be lieved the city had a good project and a good plan to bring the lighthouse to the city to create a draw for tourism and focus to the city that would benet the city and the county. There is a lot of mis information, Magidson said. Some people are not happy with the award, some people are not happy with decisions made by this board. Magidson said free speech allowed folks to make their feelings known, and commissioners simply had to listen. On another front, com missioners approved a con tract with Port St. Joe na tive Lisa Curry and her lm partner for a documentary about the saving and relo cation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. The lm is being funded by a $125,000 grant from BP. Curry and her partner, Clayton Long, will be town next month to begin work, PSJRA director Gail Also brook said. PSJRA relocation Unless commissioners call for a special meeting before the month is out, the PSJRA likely is not moving anywhere. The Board of County Commissioners had asked the city to allow the move of the PSJRA out of the Gulf County Welcome Center as the Tourist Development Council staff has grown into larger space needs. City commissioners, noting their lease with the TDC that guarantees space for the PSJRA, proposed moving the ofces provid ed the BOCC was willing to modify the nal signicant provision in an interlocal agreement concerning WindMark Beach. The county balked at that proposal, county com missioners saying they would not tie the interlocal agreement to the move. Alsobrook broached the subject during Tuesdays meeting, saying the pro posal was to the move the PSJRA into an ofce at the Local Color Chamber of Commerce building. That ofce, Alsobrook said, had other interested parties and would only be held until May 1. She sought guidance. Magidson said there was nothing to add at this time the nal regular monthly meeting for April and no commissioner spoke. It is kind of in limbo, Magidson said. The coun ty rejected our compro mise. The county thinks the interlocal agreement is more complex than we did. There is really only the one issue left. But we have no update at this moment. Water line funding The city took the rst step, a public hearing, to ward an application for an other $650,000 Community Development Block Grant to continue water line re placement in the neigh borhood of North Port St. Joe. A grant for phase one of that project the area is the best candidate for CDBG funding and low ered State Revolving Fund costs to the city was awarded last year, with construction this summer. The hope is that a sec ond grant will complete the project. Also concerning the water system, initial sam ple collecting for the water prole study is taking place this week. The hope is that within months, an answer to the discoloration of the water in the city system can be identied and ad dressed through tweaks to the chemical treatment. 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 CMC1249673 NO CREDIT CHE C K H ASSLE FREE FI N A NC I N G A V AIL ABLE I ncludes I ndoor & O ut door Units A ll M a t erials t o change c omplet e sy st em out By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com In preparation for Earth Day on April 22, Mayor Mel Magidson visited the Port St. Joe Goodwill retail store, where he met with local staff and CEO and Presi dent of Goodwill Industries Big Bend Inc. Fred G. Shelfer Jr. Everyone should be dedicat ed to a proactive role in protect ing the environment, Magidson said as he proclaimed April to be Goodwill Month and expressed the importance of donating re usable items. Shelfer visited from Tallahas see to show off the facility and provide insight into how a dona tion goes from drop-off to being available for purchase within the store. During a tour of the facility, the mayor was hands-on with the process and donned a gold, reective vest and accepted a donation in the drop-off area. Alongside Director of Public Relations for Goodwill Big Bend Heather Gioia and Store Manag er Heidi Savage, Shelfer walked the mayor through the collection process, and they sorted the con tents of the donation into boxes by item. Clothing items undergo a close inspection. Magidson and an employee inspected a pair of jeans and looked for rips, tears or soiling that could prevent them from being sold on store shelves. The mayor praised the employees for being able to sort through, tag and price about 100 pieces of clothing in an hour. Id be looking at things and guring out which ones I could wear, Magidson joked. Clean clothing in good shape is tagged and hung for pur chase while others are sold on the international rag market for salvage. Each year, Goodwill ships close to 10 million pounds of clothing to be repurposed. We try to nd a good use for everything so that it doesnt end up in a landll, Shelfer said. The retail store in Port St. Joe is one of the smallest in the region and depends on regular shipments from other stores to keep its stock fresh. Each item spends three weeks on store shelves before being rotated out to other Goodwill centers. Savage explained the stores color coding system to the mayor, which makes it easy for employ ees to identify which items will be shipped out each week. The group then moved on to the Ca reer Training Center next door. The CTC, a repurposed facil ity opened in 2012, is operated by Employment Specialist and Lab Manager Tandra Burns and houses a computer lab where she teaches PC basics. Most classes are self-paced though regular workshops are hosted to focus on specic train ing for widely used programs such as Quickbooks and Micro soft Excel. The service, which is free and open to the public, teaches skills to those looking to get back into the workforce or to assist them in nding stable employ ment. Additional seminars on employability skills and conict resolution are taught in a class setting. Using the lab, students can create or update resumes, con duct job searches or even take their GED exams. Burns and her team will locate available openings in the community, nd matches for their students and set up interviews. The majority of those using the services of the CTC have gone on to work in local restau rants, nursing homes and fast food. Though the classes at the CTC are based on the individual as well as the needs of the com munity, Shelfer noted that at tendance at the PSJ ofce is low and he would continue to look for ways of assisting locals. Its here to serve the com munity, and we try to understand what they need, he said. He revealed plans to expand the local hospitality program with hopes of offering on-site training in the near future. Magidson commended Burns efforts and brainstormed ways to get the word out about the programs offered by the CTC. Magidson attributed the shrinking labor pool to the clos ing of the paper mill and chemi cal plant, at one time two of Gulf Countys biggest employers. People had to leave, the mayor said. The pool of labor isnt here right now. In 2012, Goodwill Big Bend employed 671 people across 29 Goodwill retail locations in 29 counties. Their Career Train ing Centers assisted 650 people in gaining employment within their communities. Those interested in learning more about the Career Training Center or taking classes can call 229-1213. 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 verication 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 Y O U R OPINION S LIGHTHOUSE from page A1 I, for one, am tired of hearing it, too. I dont know what it takes to make people happy. Mayor Mel Magidson P HOTOS BY W ES L O C HER | The Star Heidi Savage, Fred G. Shelfer Jr., Mayor Mel Magidson and Tandra Burns proclaim April as Goodwill month. At right, Magidson and an employee inspect a pair of donated jeans. Mayor proclaims April Goodwill Month

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E VER YTHING F OR Y OUR OUTDOOR AD VENTURE LIVE B AIT FISHING S UPP L IES BEA CH S UPP L IES C orner of M arina D riv e P or t S t Joe FL (ne x t t o P iggly W iggly) Monda y S unda y : 7:00 A M 7:00 PM EST WEEKL Y ALM ANA C ST JO SE PH B A Y AP AL A C HI C O L A B A Y W ES T P ASS TI DE T ABLES M O N TH L Y A VER A GES T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om these g iv en f or AP ALA CHIC OLA: HIGH L OW C a t P oin t M inus 0:40 M inus 1:17 East P ass M inus 0:27 M inus 0:27 T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om those g iv en f or C ARR ABELLE: HIGH L OW B ald P oin t M inus 9:16 M inus 0:03 Sp onsor the WEEKL Y ALM ANA C C all T o da y! 227-7847 Da t e H igh L o w % P r ecip T hu A pr 18 76 67 0 % F ri, A pr 19 77 57 40 % S a t A pr 20 72 56 40 % Sun, A pr 21 75 61 0 % M on, A pr 22 76 63 0 % T ues A pr 23 77 62 0 % W ed A pr 24 77 63 10 % HUNTING LEASE A V AI L AB L E G ulf & F ranklin C ounties C all f or mor e inf orma tion Limit ed Spac es A v ailable Harlan Haddock (850) 227-6983 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Enjoy a day on the water and give the environment a hand. The ninth annual St. Joseph Bay Cleanup and Kayak Festival will be from 9 a.m. to noon ET on Saturday, May 11. The cleanup is held the second weekend in May each year to coincide with National River Cleanup Week. It is also an opportunity to tidy up the pristine bay waters for our upcoming summer visitors, said Debbie VanVleet of Happy Ours Kayak & Bike Outpost, which along with Scallop Cove BP is co-host of the event. The event is free and open to the public. For the second year in row, the Coastal Community Association of South Gulf County has donated $100 in prize money to be awarded to two lucky participants in a geocache treasure hunt. The goal of the cleanup/festival is to enjoy a beautiful morning on St. Joseph Bay while helping to pick up trash that has accumulated in the shallow bay waters. Kayak rentals are offered free for this event to responsible adults and families that wish to participate. Participants must provide a valid credit card as security against loss or damage to free rental equipment. Adults over 18 must sign a waiver of liability for themselves and their minor children. Minors must be supervised by adults at all times. Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) are ideal for searching the shallow waters of St. Joseph Bay, VanVleet said. It is a fun time for individuals and families to try out different paddling craft while performing a community service. A limited supply of collection bags are available or bring your own trash bags, VanVleet said. She added that water shoes and gloves are recommended. Folks can launch their own kayak or make reservations to participate by calling Happy Ours Kayak & Bike Outpost at 229-1991 or Scallop Cove BP at 227-1573. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Bluewater Outriggers held its fth annual tent sale last weekend and welcomed special guests Rick Murphy and Geoff Page from the Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report which airs weekly on the Sun Sports television network. Murphy, a South Florida resident, is a shing guide, television host and professional angler. Hes one of two guides to win the four-event Keys Tarpon y shing series. Murphy started the Insider Fishing Report 11 years ago to share his love of the sport with his viewers. At the tent sale, Murphy was in the education business. He hosted seminars on accurate casting, different shing lures and the best types of sunglasses to wear and provided lots of tips and tricks to his fellow shermen. A casting pond was constructed in the parking lot where Murphy could demonstrate his techniques. While it was his rst visit to the tent sale, Murphy had visited the area years ago while hosting another show, Sportsmans Adventures, and was excited to return. Im here to meet the viewers, shake some hands and teach, he said. Though the event faced overcast weather on its opening day, Bluewater Outriggers manager Brent Bromiti was glad the weather didnt prevent the event from getting started on the right foot. This might be our busiest Friday ever, he said. The tent sale ran Friday and Saturday and offered up to 75 percent off shing and outdoor gear. Bay cleanup, kayak festival May 11 Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, April 18, 2013 OUTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater Inshore Good Spanish mackerel reports are coming from the sea wall in the St. Joe marina and near shore this week. Most anglers are using casting spoons and mac trees for multiple catches at once. Redfish were schooling in the Pig Island area late this past weekend, and good numbers of trout can be found here as well. Most locals are reporting that river levels are almost back to normal. Good reports from Howard Creek and the Brothers River and Jackson River have painted bream and good catfish in the 12to 15-pound range coming from shallow water. Lake Wimico has had several reports of decent-sized bass this week. WES LOCHER | The Star Television host Rick Murphy gives shing lure advice to a customer. Bluewater Outriggers welcome celebrity guests at tent sale THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com A Section Thursday, April 18, 2013 Page 7 Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team dropped a district game to Bozeman last week before rebounding with two wins as the District 4-1A season drew to a close. Port St. Joe beat Altha 6-5 Tuesday behind a walkoff hit by Will Ramsey to nish the regular season. Tyler Worley, Ricky Pennington and Tucker Smith each had two hits. The Tiger Sharks, the fth seed, will open district tournament play on Monday at Liberty County. Bozeman, the top seed in the district after nishing the district schedule unbeaten, handed the Tiger Sharks a 7-3 loss last Thursday. Bryce Godwin started on the mound and was the losing pitcher, tossing ve innings before giving way to Will Ramsey who pitched the nal two innings. Cole Cryderman had a pair of singles to lead Port St. Joe at the plate. Ramsey, Austin Clayton and Devon Strickland also had singles and Tyler Worley doubled. We had the bases loaded with no outs but could only muster one run, said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon. The following day Port St. Joe traveled to South Walton and came away with a 12-6 victory. Gannon said his teams bats came alive with 12 hits, three for extra bases. Tucker Smith, Chase Wilder and Worley each had two hits. Ricky Pennington reached base ve times, walking once, singling and being hit by a pitch three times. Eighth-grader Ethan Sander pitched six quality innings, Gannon said, allowing ve hits and four earned runs. The following day, Port St. Joe hosted Tallahassee Godby during Senior Day. Smith, Worley, Pennington and Clayton, all seniors, contributed in the 7-2 win. Clayton went the distance on the mound, striking out three and scattering nine hits. Drew Lacour had a pair of hits. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team closed out the regular season with three straight wins last week. The Lady Tiger Sharks are hosting the district tournament this week. Port St. Joe opened the week with a 12-0 runrule win over visiting Wewahitchka. MaKayla Ramsey started and went all ve innings, allowing one hit and striking out eight while walking three. Haley Wood had two hits and drove in two and Ramsey also drove in two on two hits. Halleigh Keels hit a towering home run over the left eld fence and singled and Shannon Pridgeon, Christian Laine, Savannah Miles and Callie Fleshren each had a hit. Two days later the Lady Tiger Sharks hosted Marianna and won 8-2. Savannah Miles started on the mound and worked into the third, allowing two runs on one hit and striking out one. Ramsey came on in relief and nished up, allowing three hits and no runs while striking out seven and walking one. Kelsey Miles, Ramsey, Brittany King, and Laine each had two hits. Miles, Pridgeon and Fleshren each had a hit. The Lady Tiger Sharks nished the regular season with a 1-0 victory at Bay High. Ramsey tossed a two hitter, striking out ve and walking none while going the distance. Miles and Laine each had two hits, Ramsey, King and Pridgeon had a hit apiece. The lone run came on a two-out base hit from Pridgeon that drove in Kathleen Rish. Tiger Sharks end district slate on up note Lady Tiger Sharks close season on roll By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star Olga Cemore always loved Veterans Memorial Park at Beacon Hill. The triathlete often joined a group of fellow bike-riders for training rides from Tyndall Air Force Base ending at the park. The park with its hills and the panoramic views of the ocean was always a perfect end to those fast-paced rides, a postcard nish. So it should be of little surprise that nine years ago, as she was planning for the event that would become the Beach Blast Triathlon, Cemore, a tness instructor in Panama City, would nd a suitable home at Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill. I really like that park, Cemore said while preparing for the ninth annual spring edition of the Beach Blast Triathlon/Duathlon later this month. The park was calling for it. It can hold a lot of people and it is a great venue. A venue that will come alive April 27 when hundreds of athletes will converge on Gulf and Bay counties for the bi-annual Beach Blast, which has come to also feature a fall race in September. The spring Beach Blast is actually four competitions in one. The competition includes a Sprint and Olympic Triathlon and a Sprint and Olympic Duathlon. Duathlons are different from triathlon in that there is no swimming leg athletes compete in a run, bike, run format. The Sprint Triathlon includes a swim of .35 miles, a bike ride of 15 miles and run of 3.1 miles; the Olympic Triathlon is .7 miles on the swim, 25 miles on the bike and a run of six miles. On the Duathlon side, the Sprint includes a run of 1.2 miles, 15 miles on the bike and a run of 3.1 miles; the Olympic Duathlon includes a 3.1 mile run, 25 mile bike ride and another 6.2 mile run. We started nine years ago with just the sprint triathlon, but the longer distance is more attractive to bringing in athletes, Cemore said. The duathlon is a more family-friendly event, people of all ages can really compete. About 20 percent of the eld of duathletes travels from outside the area, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama. This is the only event like this between Panama City and Georgia. It is very attractive to athletes. There are some locals and there is a huge crowd from Tallahassee and Atlanta. The swim legs of the event are competed in the Gulf of Mexico directly across the highway from Veterans Memorial Park and the bike leg takes riders up County 386 and back before rounding through Gulf Aire and, for a brief stretch, along U.S. 98. The event has steadily grown over the years. Last year, more than 800 athletes competed in the September and April editions of the Beach Blast. We have a come-back ratio of 30-35 percent, which is really a pretty good come-back rate, Cemore said. Beach Blast is also organized under the USA Triathlon banner so athletes who are members of triathlon clubs receive competition points for competing in the Beach Blast. The life of a triathlete, Cemore noted, is not for everybody. Training consumes 17 hours of Cemores week, running three or four times a week, biking three or four times a week, building up and combining specialties as race preparation ramps up. Plus, there is the need to consume all those calories that will be burned off. It is very annoying, I am always looking for food, Cemore said with a laugh. You have to love it. It will suck you in and you love it or you dont. If you are going to be addicted to something, there are a lot worse things to be addicted to. Cemore got started in triathlons after observing the Gulf Coast Triathlon for several years in Panama City. The athletes looked so pitiful, so much in pain, Cemore said. But they had smiles on their face. I couldnt understand how anybody could look so horrible, but be so happy. After years of training and competing, Cemore undertook the granddaddy of all triathlons, the Ironman in Hawaii. I survived, Cemore said with a chuckle when asked how she did. I was actually able to walk the next day. It is a beast. But I had to do it just to validate myself as a triathlete. The Beach Blast Triathlon/ Duathlon, Cemore said, is a success due in large measure to the scores of volunteers who assist with the service to athletes each year, from providing refreshment and direction on the course to ensuring correct times at the nish and ease during transitions. We just hope to get enough volunteers with a lot more people to extend service to the athletes, Cemore said. To sign up as a volunteer submit your availability time to Cemore at director@beachblasttriathlon.com. She will match your availability to the course and provide information on where and when to show up. SPECIAL TO THE STAR More than 800 athletes are expected to compete during the April and September Beach Blasts. Beach Blast Triathlon/Duathlon sprints into April Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School athletic programs, with assistance from the Shark 100 Club, is again sponsoring its annual barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser on Friday. The meals may be picked up in the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Commons area between 5-7 p.m. ET. 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. Star Staff Report As the regular season wound down last week the Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School softball team beat Blountstown 6-1. Brianna Bailey started on the mound for the Lady Gators and went the distance, walking four and striking out four. Jessica Smith was 3 for 3 with a walk to lead Wewahitchka. Ashleigh Price had a hit, a sacri ce bunt and drove in a run; Tara Walding had two hits, a sacri ce y and two RBIs; Naomi Parker had two hits, a sacri ce bunt and drove in one; and Bailey and Alyssa Bass each had two hits and drove in a run.; Anna Setterich and Jade McLemore had hits. Wewahitchka opened district tournament play on Monday in Vernon. Lady Gators tame Blountstown Fundraiser to bene t PSJ athletics PORT ST. JOE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

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A8 | The Star Thursday, April 18, 2013 W eems Memor ial Hospital W eems Medical Cent ers S m ar t Le ns es SM GULF COUNTY CU RRE NT S 4514455 4514457 Sports Star Staff Report A win in the final event of the day pushed the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School girls past Graceville for the District 2-1A track and field title last Friday in Tallahassee. Port St. Joe led Graceville 176-161 entering the final two events. In the 3,200 meter run, Graceville picked up 18 points while the Lady Tiger Sharks did not have a runner, putting Graceville up 179-176 with the 4 by 400 meter relay left. Junior Maya Robbins, who had already won the 100, 200 and long jump, joined Brooklyn Quinn, Maliyah McNair and Damari Cutler, two seventhgraders and an eighthgrader, to win the relay, with Graceville finishing third to give Port St. Joe the title 186-185. In addition to Robbins wins on the track, Port St. Joe also received winning efforts from Nicole Endres in the pole vault and Michell Pryor in the shot put and discus. Celeste Childs took second in the pole vault and was part of a sweep of the top four positions in the shot, with Chiles finishing second behind Pryor and ahead of third-place winner Tenane Malone and Gabby Anthony, who finished fourth. Anthony was second to Pryor in the discus, with Chiles fourth. The top four finishers in each event advance to the Region 1-1A meet today in Jacksonville. Also qualifying to region for the Lady Tiger Sharks was Jamarion Larry, second in the 100; McNair, who finished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles and fourth in the 300 meter hurdles; and Teyiahana Hutchinson and Aliyah Johnson, who finished third and fourth, respectively in the 800 meters. Khaliyah Johnson was third in the triple jump and Destiny Gadson fourth in the long jump. Morgan Gant was sixth at 800 meters, Cutler was fifth at 400 meters with Zykeriah Pittman sixth and Gadson eighth and Larry fifth in the 200. Hutchison was seventh in the long jump. The relay of Gant, A. Johnson, Pittman and K. Johnson won the 4 by 800 and Quinn, Larry, Cutler and Kerah McNair were third in the 4 by 100 meters. For the Tiger Sharks, NNamdi Davis was second in the 100 meters before winning the long jump and triple jump. Jack Cummings took first in the shot put. Marquez Johnson was third in the 110 meter hurdles, his brother Marcell Johnson finishing fourth. Marquez Johnson also qualified in the 300 meters hurdles with his brother just out of the running in fifth. The 4 by 400 relay of Steven Smith, Jimmy Cummings and the Johnson brothers finished fourth and Jak Riley qualified by finishing third in the long jump and fourth in 200 meters. Smith was eighth in the 400 meters. PSJ girls win district track; boys fourth SPECIAL TO THE STAR Above: The Port St. Joe girls won the District 2-1A track title last Friday. Top left: Maliyah McNair nished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles, fourth in the 300 meter hurdles and was part of the winning 4 by 400 relay that clinched the district title. Bottom left: Michell Pryor won the shot put and district and will compete today in the Region 1-1A meet.

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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 The Port St. Joe Star. 1) Who often uttered, Well, heres another nice mess youve gotten us into? Oliver Hardy, Barney Rubble, Jackie Gleason, Moe Howard 2) What brand of parking meters is found in over 50 countries on 6 continents? Edison, Franklin, Duncan, Williams 3) In 2001 what was named the of cial state toy of Pennsylvania? Silly Putty, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, Slinky 4) Of these which did not reach the 100th episode milestone? Gilligans Island, West Wing, Dawsons Creek, Seinfeld 5) Which U.S. state produces the most wool? Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Texas 6) Worldwide about how many people are killed by tigers each year? 5, 50, 500, 5000 7) What Coronation Ball is generally accepted as the rst major rock and roll concert? Jumper, Elroy, Moondog, Space 8) Todays day is about how much longer than one during the time of dinosaurs? 15 minutes, 1 hour, 90 minutes, 2 hours 9) How is carmaker Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino better known? Lamborghini, Peugeot, Renault, Fiat 10) Though they had a short run, where were DeLorean cars manufactured? Detroit, Italy, Ireland, France 11) What is the most populated city on the continent of Africa? Tripoli, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Cairo 12) How was famed Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne killed? Plane crash, Lightning, Shot, Poisoned 13) Where in Missouri do both Ford and HarleyDavidson have assembly plants? Kansas City, Fulton, St. Louis, Lamar 14) During WWII what Japanese project used balloon bombs to hit the U.S. mainland? Hati, Keze, Totu, Fugo ANSWERS 1) Oliver Hardy. 2) Duncan. 3) Slinky. 4) Gilligans Island. 5) Texas. 6) 50. 7) Moondog. 8) 1 hour. 9) Fiat. 10) Ireland. 11) Cairo. 12) Plane crash. 13) Kansas City. 14) Fugo. www.starfl.com Thursday, April 18, 2013 B Section Centennial TRIVIA Early Port St. Joe boasted wide sandy beaches popular with beach-goers. What year was this photo of four young women on the beach in front of the Port Inn taken? Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B7 Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com The Music through the Years Music Festival will be May 11 at George Core Park and will serve as a fundraiser for the Port St. Joe Centennial Celebration events scheduled to take place in June and July. The festival will be headlined by The Villagers, a popular Florida group from the mid-1960s that will reunite for the fourth time in 15 years. The groups most notable tune, Laugh it Off, reached No. 1 on the WDLP Funtastic 59 chart in Michigan and Where Have You Been hit No. 4 on the WBAM Top 40 in Montgomery, Ala. Locals may even recall the dance the group played at the Centennial Building on July 4, 1968. Formed at Chipola College, the group gigged around the state for years and cut its rst record with Rick Hall at Fame Studios. As the band members went their separate ways, singer Cliff Ellis went on to become a basketball coach for Clemson University, Auburn University and most recently, Coastal Carolina University. Panama City act Go Big or Go Home is scheduled to open the event with its 15-person band jamming out the biggest hits from the 1970s to today. Local singer-songwriter Charlie Black also will be on hand to perform some of his greatest hits. Black is a Grammy-nominated scribe who has written No. 1 songs for Reba McEntire, George Strait and Alan Jackson. He will be accompanied by his songwriting/singer wife, Dana. Hard rockers Again We Rise and Thirty Three will round out the contemporary sound and complete the music through the years auditory experience. In October 2012, Mayor Mel Magidson appointed a centennial committee that included representatives from the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Gulf County Tourist Development Council, St. Joseph Bay Historical Society and members of the business and private sector to begin planning the celebration 100 years in the making. Dana Boyer of Boyer Signs and head of the committee, worked hard with seven other members to put the fundraising concert together. Its going to be a wonderful day, she said, especially excited to have The Villagers. People remember them. She took a moment to give thanks to those who donated goods for the event. Sound and lighting equipment for the music festival was donated by St. Joe Music, begin planning the celebration 100 years Boyer Signs and head seven other members to put the fundraising Its going to be a wonderful day, she said, especially excited to have The Villagers. People remember She took a moment to give thanks to those who donated goods for the event. Sound and lighting equipment for the music festival was donated by St. Joe Music, Page 1 SPECIAL TO THE STAR The lineup for the Music through the Year Music Fest on May 11 at George Core Park. See MUSIC B7 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com Ladies, May 9 is your night. The Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force will host its third annual Ladies Night Out from 5:30 until 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 9. The event will be held this year at the Senior Citizens and Community Center located at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. This is our third year, said Patricia Mamoran of the GCDVTF. The rst year we had about 50 ladies. The second year we had more than 120 and we made $4,000. We are hoping to do that and more. Ladies Night Out, along with a golf tournament later this year, serves as the major fundraiser for the GCDVTF. Founded by former GCDVTF director Pam Martin, the event aims to bring the ladies of the community together to help stamp out domestic violence. The money raised each year is used for victims assistance, whether that is help with household bills, clothes, toys for children or simply gas money to gain freedom from a violent situation. The staff and volunteers of the Domestic Violence Task Force put the food on the tables, from shrimp to nger sandwiches to gourLadies Night Out raises awareness, funds for domestic violence By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com Tumbling, the rst movie from lmmaker Shameka Raines, a 1998 graduate of Port St. Joe High School, will debut April 20 at the Martin Theater in Panama City. The urban lm tells the story of ve members of an organized crime unit who end up ghting for revenge, power and greed. Life is about choices, and each one has a consequence, said Raines of the movies theme. The Port St. Joe native, who wrote, directed, and produced the movie under the name Brooklynn Winters, spent the last three years working on the lm after the idea struck her in 2009. In order to see it through to the screen, she overcame the hurdles of minimal funds, limited resources and no connections in the lm world. I didnt know how make the movie, said Raines, So I had to do 92 percent of everything. Her rst obstacle was to create a crime lm that didnt glorify drugs and displayed a fresh take on the genre. Raines had to nd a different spin on the story. Once she found her angle, it took her two weeks to draft the rst version of the script. Once complete she had to nd actors and locations to bring Tumbling to life. Utilizing modeling agencies and open casting calls through Craigslist and Facebook, she assembled a cast of over 50 actors and three crewmembers to populate the world she had created. The entire movie was shot in various Florida towns including Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, and Miami. Because Raines lived in Jacksonville, where she graduated from Jacksonville University LADIES NIGHT OUT FILE PHOTOS A silent auction of an array of items is the main fundraising component of Ladies Night Out. See LADIES B5 Local lmmaker debuts movie at Martin Theater See MOVIE B6 www.starfl.com COMMUNITY Port St. Joe festival celebrates music through the years SPECIAL TO THE STAR Port St. Joe native and lmmaker Shameka Raines.

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(In this sec tion), D isc o v er the best r eal esta t e v alues in Me xic o B each, P or t S t Joe A palachic ola, C ape S an B las S t G eor ge I sland C arr abelle and surr ounding ar eas Best V alues on the Forgotten Coast SELL YOUR LIST I NGS HERE! (850)81 4-7377 (850)22 7-7847 S O L D Society B2 | The Star Thursday, April 18, 2013 Mr. Ken and Mrs. Elaine Bland announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Bland, to Christian Watson, son of Mrs. Sharon and Mr. Erik Asher of Port St. Joe. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Joyce Isaacks of White City, Leonard Isaacks of Fort Myers, John Bland and the late Helen Bland of Lynn Haven. The groom is the grandson of the late James Anthony and the late Rosa Lee Anthony of Port St. Joe, and J. Asher of Cranberry, Pa. Jennifer is a 2007 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of West Florida. Christian is a 2007 graduate of Port St. Joe High School. The couple is planning a May 2013 wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Poff and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Knox request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children, Caitlin Michelle Poff and Coy Allen Knox at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe, Fla. All friends and family are invited to attend. No local invitations have been sent. A reception will be held following the ceremony at Windmark Beach, Village Center Pool. Star Staff Report The Florida State Society Daughters of the American Revolution awarded rst place in one category of its Constitution Week poster contest to the St. Josephs Bay Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. The poster was the creation of Master Carter Costin, who won for depicting a Patriot Soldier in his poster. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Costin of Port St. Joe. Star Staff Report Ham it up! Get on the air! Enter the exciting world of amateur radio. Communicate with people around the world. The Gulf Amateur Radio Society will give licensing exams at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, 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 contact Cecil Tillis at 648-8251. Star Staff Report There will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116 at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 23. The meeting will be at VFW Post 10069 on Trout Avenue in Highland View. This will be a general business meeting to include nominations for ofcers for the upcoming year. All members are urged to attend this important meeting. Eligibility for Membership and Benets can be found on the American Legion Website: www.legion.org We invite all eligible veterans to join our organization. For God and Country. 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 fight cancer. Gulf County will hold two Relay for Life events this year. The Relay for Life of Wewahitchka will take place at 6 p.m. CT on April 19 at the Wewahitchka High School Football Field. The Relay for Life of Gulf County will take place at 6 p.m. ET on April 26 at the Port St. Joe High School Football Field. The message of the event is that no one fights cancer alone. All cancer survivors, meaning anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer, will join together on the track and walk or wheelchair the first lap, unified 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 fights 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, please contact Kelli Jackson at 850-819-1564. For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345, or visit www.cancer.org. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide communitybased 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. Bland, Watson to wed Caitlin Poff, Coy Knox to wed May 11 Survivors lap begins Relay For Life DAR poster wins 1st place Amateur radio license exams American Legion Post 116 regular meeting Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Boy Scouts Troop 47 had six scouts approved to receive the National Outdoor Camping Award. The six scouts that have earned this award had to camp out 25 nights and earn camping and cooking Merit Badges. They also had to take an oath to adhere to the leave no trace outdoor code. The scouts honored were Patrol Leader Josh Willis, Tyler Watson, Hunter Van Der Tulip, Thomas Miniat and Cole Haddock. Boy Scouts receive National Outdoor Camping Award

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T his is a r ar e nd in a lo w er lev el beach c ottage with charm and personalit y NO HO A FEES. S tar t y our lif etime memories t oda y!! A ll dimensions obtained thr ough the B a y C oun t y P r oper t y A ppr aiser' s w ebsit e and should be v eried Ja y R ish, Gulf C oast R ealt y Inc 850-227-5569 OPEN HOUSE S a tur da y A pril 20th 10:00 2:00pm E T School News The Star| B3 Thursday, April 18, 2013 Front Row: Sam Brown, Ashton McGlamery, Allen Causey, Haleigh Smith, Isaac Wockenfuss Back Row: Kashadriauna Gathers, MaKenna Kurnitsky, A.J. Davis, Simon Zapota. Ms. Burnettes class is the rst class at Wewahitchka Elementary School in which each and every student earned their 25 point accelerated reader dog tag from Ms. Lori earlier this year...and theyre still reading, reading, reading! Students also earned an award of excellence from Smittys BBQ for 100 percent Improvement on Reading Progress Monitoring! Back row from left are Ginger Bellew, Taylor Roberts and Lee Holton. Middle row from left are Briceson Davis, Landon Hysmith, Wesley Hunt, Jillian Driggers and Destiny Palmer. Front row from left are Bryanna Jones, Katie Shealy, Kaylee Easter, Blake Hightower, Caden Wooten. Not pictured are Breanna Taylor and Makenzie Davis. Special to The Star The following students made the honor roll for the third nine weeks at Port St. Joe Elementary. First Grade all As: Estevan Angel, Jenna Bareld, Bella Canington, Desirae Causey, Samantha Childers, Dawson Fisher, Shauna Flowers, Tanner Fogle, Brandon Heckenlively, Kaylee Schweikert, Dakota Tousignant, Elyse Williams. First Grade As and Bs: Garrett Acree, Aidan Black, Ashleigh Causey, Cody Combow, Chase Dykes, Mary Margaret Farrell, Wake Giffen, Arlena Gleichner, Owen Grantland, Carson Hendricks, Travis Jenkins, Teagan Jones, Danica Kelly, Makenna Kurnitsky, Lance Larry, Jamal Leslie, Isaiah Mims, Madison Othic, Luke Pickels, Zhyion Quinn, Chase Vandertulip, Jackson Vaughn, Brooke White. Second Grade all As: Skylar Clayton, Eli Fidler, Payton Garland, Kaydan Haisten, Celeste Hamm, Prince Jones, Luke Lentz, Karys Linton, Dane Mallon, Gabriella Price, Hannah Riley, Janasia Walker, Britt White. Second Grade As and Bs: Austen Bales, Isa Barwick, Sam Brown, Jackson Buckner, Madison Burkett, Emily Butler, Maelynn Butler, Walker Chumney, Donovan Cumbie, A.J. Davis, Desirae Dew, Jaydon Gant, Gunner Grogan, Raelynn Hardy, Jacob Justice, Karalina Knight, Chase Lanford, Trinten Lee, Cole Moore, Alexis Price, Jasslyn Rafeld, Ricky Sherrill, Shanecia Sims, Saylor Tull, Addi Watts, Caitlin White, Terry Lee Whitlock, Lajuan Zaccaro. Third Grade all As: Aiden Bolton, Elliana Burkett, Shelby Causey, Halston Fulk, Zoe Gerlach, Porter Hodges, Donovan Miniat. Third Grade As and Bs: Skylah Addison, Santana Causey, Madelyn Gortemoller, Laura Beth Hill, Emily Lacour, Gage Medina, Ava Ryan, Megan Saleh, Sarah Beth Thompson, Lily Wockenfuss. Fourth Grade all As: Leanna Baumgardner, Allie Godwin, Tyler Guthrie, Bryson Lee, Loren Martin, Mattison Mills. Fourth Grade As and Bs: Zach Baker, Henry Balogh, Savannah Burkett, Lyndsey Butler, Hana Cline, Laci Conley, Parker Cornwell, Weston Edwards, Ali Evans, Sarah Fidler, Clay Fox, Judson Grifes, Hailey Harriman, Corbin Ingalls, Lauren Jenkins, Kevin Lacivita, Lanecia Larry, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Zion Padilla, Tyrell Patterson, Jack Randall, Philip Riley, Sophia Scheller, Alex Strickland, Hannah Tomlinson, Analisa Treglown, Tyler Young, Caleb Wright. Fifth Grade all As: Jade Cothran, Sean Farnsley, Bailey Lake, Malena Ramsey, Sara Whiteld. Fifth Grade As and Bs: Brandon Barnes, Tristan Doran, Jireh Gant, John Austin Gee, Madi Gingell, Kelvin Grifn, Lane Herring, Colton Jones, Gregory Julius, Zack McFarland, Caroline Sapp, Rachel Sherman. Sixth Grade all As: Hannah Anderson, Trey Bareld, Jarrett Browning, Josh Butts, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Lexi Holland, Delaney Ingalls, Jacob Kennedy, Ana Lacivita. Sixth Grade As & Bs : Justin Butler, Caleb Butts, Tyler Cornwell, Devin Crews, Jacob Curcie, Cameron Dorman, Jaden Grantland, Hannah Graziano, Cole Haddock, Cameron Harmon, Bella Johnston, J.J. Laine, Kharisma Langston, Kyndell Moore, Gene Quinn, Hannah Simpson, Bryce Thomas, Lauren Tomlinson, Jacob Tracy, Jonnolan Treglown. Star Staff Report North Florida Child Development Inc. will be sponsoring a Celebrity Reada-Thon at its North Gulf County Child Development Center in Wewahitchka beginning at 9 a.m. CT on Wednesday, April 24. Parents and guardians are invited to come and listen to the local celebrities read to the children. Celebrities include WMBB News anchor Amy Hoyt, local author Michael Lister, Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison and others. This activity will promote early literacy and language enrichment for our preschool children. For more information, call Gina Crane at 639-6520. Celebrity Read-a-Thon April 24 Dazzling DOLPHINS A FIRST AT WEW AHITCHKA ELEMENTARY Port St. Joe Elementary HONOR ROLL

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FAITH Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. The Rev. Lou Little, Priest Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your home First Church of the Nazarene 2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith Church HOME OF T H E POWER H OUSE YOUT H M INISTRIES Pastors Andrew & Cathy R utherford W elcome you to worship with us: S unday 10:30am S unday N ight Prayer 6pm W ednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323 R eid Ave ~ Downtown Port S t. Joe, F L ~ 850-229-5433 TOUCHING LIVES WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS 6pm Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET Dr. Geoffrey Lentz Pastor 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 www .fbcpsj.or g www .fbcpsj.or g SUNDA Y : Sunday School 9:15 Morning W orship 10:30 Evening W orship 5:00 1601 Long A ve Port St Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8691 WEDNESDA Y : Family Dinner 5:30 Prayer Meeting 6:30 Student Ministr y 6:30 Children s Ministr y / Choir 6:30 Adult Choir 7:30 MINISTR Y SCHEDULE Thursday, April 18, 2013 Robert Lee Munn, son of Boyd Herbert and Nellie Ocyle Van Horn Munn passed away on March 22, 2013, in St. George, Utah. Robert was born June 24, 1943, in Port St. Joe, Fla. Bob was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Jeanine Unsworth Munn. He is survived by his brothers, Bert and Mike; sister, Connie; sons, Jim and Trey; and daughter, Sherri. Robert has 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Bob graduated from Port St. Joe High School where he played football, basketball and baseball. He also attended Georgia Military College before serving in both the U.S. Air Force and the Army National Guard. Bob loved traveling with his dog Pain and visiting his family. Graveside services will be held at Grace, Idaho Cemetery at noon on April 20, 2013. Robert Lee Munn Mrs. Hattie B. Smith of Port St. Joe passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Valdosta, Ga. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church, located at Ave. D in Port St. Joe, Fla. Hattie B. Smith Mr. Luey G. Bryant, 59, of Wewahitcka, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, at his home. He was lifelong resident of Gulf County and worked as an oysterman. Mr. Bryant is survived by his mother, Louise Bryant of Wewahitchka; his son, Michael Bryant of Wewahitchka; one sister, Annette Mobley, of Washburn, Tenn.; two brothers, William Fred Bryant of Wewahitchka, and Vernon Anthony Bryant of Panama City; and one grandson, Gavyn Bryant of Wewahitchka. Graveside funeral services were held at 11 a.m. C.D.T. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Roberts Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Eddie Causey. All services are under the Direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel. Luey G. Bryant Arthur Joe Trigger Hutchinson, 40, founder & owner of AJs Neighborhood Bar & Grill in Apalachicola, passed Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Apalachicola. Funeral services were Saturday morning, April 6 at New Life First Born Church. Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery, both in Apalachicola. The funeral cortege assembled Saturday morning at 249 Jacobie ONeal Lane in Apalachicola. Trigger lay in state Friday evening, April 5, at the church. He was a native of Carrabelle and a 1990 graduate of Carrabelle High School, and a resident of Apalachicola for 15 years. He attended Mt. Olive AME Church in Carrabelle and New Life First Born Church in Apalachicola. He leaves to cherish his memories and continue his legacy his wife, Tami Ray-Hutchinson; children Deonte Hutchinson, Skyler Hutchinson, and Tevin Ray; parents, Mary Ann Joseph and Phillip Rosier; grandparents, Ernest and Florine Andrews, and Arthur Hutt Hutchinson Sr.; siblings, Antoine Benjamin, Ronnie Joseph Jr., Phillip Rosier Jr., Taronne Rosier, Fondre Rosier, Commissioner Anginita Rosier, Joycelyn Rosier-Greer (Rod), Kokina Rosier, Evetta Thompson (Justin); and a host of other relatives and friends. Arthur Joe Hutchinson ARTHUR JOE HUTCHINSON Florence (Radford) Cassani was suddenly called home to heaven on Navy wings on Monday, April 8, 2013. She was born on Nov. 1, 1933, in Pensacola, Fla. She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Martha Radford. Florence was born and raised in Pensacola until, in 1952, a dashing young Navy pilot swept her off her feet and they married. Florence then travelled across the country as her handsome husband rose in the ranks. She discovered hidden strength when she was often left alone with seven children while her husband was serving overseas. During the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, he left for work and did not return for weeks, being unable to tell her where he went. Florence retired with her husband to Port St. Joe, Fla., in 1976, returning to Pensacola in 1995. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Captain Henry Hank L. Cassani, she was his treasured wife for 57 years; brothers, Robert and Ray Radford and sister, Evelyn Ferguson. Florence Cassani was the cherished mother to seven children, Henry Rick L. Cassani Jr. of Chesapeake, Va., Sharon Cassani Clarke and her husband, Ron, of Carver, Mass., Susan Cassani Andrews and her husband, David, of Hanson, Mass., Richard Cassani of Pensacola, Fla., Cynthia Cassani Phillips and her husband, Randall, of Port St. Joe, Fla., Michael Cassani and his wife, Lisa, of Lakeville, Mass., and Capt. John D. Cassani (USN) and his wife, Vicky, of Coronado, Calif. She was the beloved Nonna to 17 grandchildren whom she adored, Jason, Mandy, Mike, Dan, Jeff, Craig, Jessi, Bill, Bobby, Lindsay, Chris, Evan, Nathan, Cameron, Kyle, Connor, and Kaden. She was also blessed with two great-granddaughters, Rylee and Zooey. Florence was the beloved sister to her brothers, John and Roy Radford, and sisters, Myrtis Williams and Alta Clark, all of Pensacola. She also leaves her beloved sister-in-law, Jeanne Lewis of Marco Island, Fla. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South. A funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Peter McLaughlin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, 19 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, Fla., followed by interment with her late husband at Barrancas National Cemetery. In lieu of owers, the family asks that donations in her honor be made to Covenant HospiceHomeless Veterans Program, 5041 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32504. Faith Chapel Funeral Home South, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com. Florence (Radford) Cassani FLORENCE CASSANI Obituaries How to Spot a Liar explored at Lifetree Caf Special to The Star Practical ways to tell if someone is telling you the truth will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT Monday, April 22. The program, How to Spot a Liar: Secrets From a Former FBI Agent, features an exclusive lmed interview with FBI counterintelligence of cer John Schafer. As a behavioral analyst for the FBIs National Security Division, Schafer developed deceptiondetection techniques that are now widely used by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. In his interview, Schafer shares key indicators that signal when someone is lying. There are certain signsverbal and nonverbalthat indicate lying, Schafer said. If you lie to me, Ill catch you. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehousetype setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@ fairpoint.ne t

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PUB LI C N O TI CE N o t ice i s h er e b y g i v en t h a t t h e G u lf C o un t y B o a r d o f C o un t y C o mmi s sio n er s w i l l h o ld a p u b lic h e a r in g in t h e C o m mi s sio n er s m e et in g r o o m a t t h e C o ur t h o u s e C o m p lex in P o r t S t. J o e Flo r id a o n A p r i l 23, 2013 a t 5:01 p .m., E.T f o r t h e p ur p os e o f h e a r in g f r o m t h e p u b lic in r ega r d t o t h e ado p t io n o f a S u p p lem en t a l B udg et f o r t h e s c a l y e a r en din g S ep t em b er 30, 2013. A s umm a r y o f r e cei p ts a n d exp en di t ur es p r o p os e d t o b e ado p t e d b y t h e B o a r d o f C o un t y C o mmi s sio n er s i s h er e b y p u b li s h e d a s r e q uir e d b y L a w A er s a id p u b lic h e a r in g t h e G u lf C o un t y B o a r d o f C o un t y C o mmi s sio n er s w i l l m a k e w h a t e v er r e v i sio n s i t de em s n e ces s a r y a n d s h a l l t h er eu p o n ado p t s a id b udg et. 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N O RRIS, CLERK (2013.55) WWW .LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM O N THE POO P D E CK T H URS D A Y-7PM: RAND Y ST A R K FRI D A Y-7PM: A LLEN D YKE S S A T UR D A Y-9PM: R AND Y S T A R K & A R T LONG I N THE C R O W S NE S T F R ID A Y & S A TU R D A Y 9PM KA R AOKE DJ D ANCING L A D I E S N I G HT H A PP Y H O UR M ANAGING ALL YOUR F A M IL Y NEEDS : 227-7070 W W W I V E R S M D C O M Commitment to Excellence V incent Ivers, MD B OARD C ER TIFIED I NTERNAL M EDI C INE & C OS M ETI C S PE C IALIST Congratulations to Dr Vincent Ivers, for Over 21 Y ears of Dedicated, Compassionate Ser vice. Dr Ivers and his family relocated from the Cocoa Beach area, where he worked as a primar y care physician, to join the St. Joe community in 1995. He then began practicing inter nal medicine, family medicine, in-patient care and cardiovascular medicine at Gulf Pines Medical. Dr Ivers graduated Cum Laude in his medical class. When he joined Gulf Pines Medical, he was a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. Dr Ivers has received many awards through the years, but the most rewarding of all is the honor of ear ning the trust and loyalty of his so many wonder ful patients. Dr Ivers, His Staff and Family Thank Y ou and Look For ward to Many More Y ears With Y ou All. Local The Star| B5 Thursday, April 18, 2013 met cupcakes and desserts. We have fun with it and that keeps the costs down, Mamoran said. The event is free and the GCD VTF is asking that any civic or ganizations, agencies and small businesses be part of the fun by donating items for the silent and live auctions to be held during Ladies Night Out. Last year the community re ally stepped up in a big way, said Lindsay McCrary of the GCD VTF. During the evening, a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction will be held. The silent auction is our main fundraiser, McCrary said. The Department of Juvenile Justice will have young folks on hand to act as servers for the event. Live music will be provided by Nashville singer/songwriter Jerry Arhelgher and local singer Bill Small. The goal of the evening, be yond raising funds to assist vic tims of domestic violence, is to educate about the impacts and prevalence of domestic violence. We are trying to raise aware ness about domestic violence and how prevalent it is in Gulf County, Mamoran said. Unfor tunately, domestic violence is a family tradition. She added that too often young men raised in abusive households become abusers themselves. Too often, Mamoran said, a daughter raised in an abusive home comes to feel that violence is just part of the package in marriage. The task force aims to address domestic violence before it be comes an adult habit. The task force hosts several programs in the schools that fo cus on teaching students about bullying, date rape, respect for one another in schools and the lesson that love does not have to hurt. The task force provides ad ditional information through the schools newsletters and has cre ated bulletin boards in all schools championing respect and the elimination of bullying. Gulf County has been more receptive to the information than, say, Bay County, Mamoran said. Further, task force staff and volunteers meet regularly with the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce and the State Attorney for the 14 th Judicial Circuit to coordinate ef forts against domestic violence. If it wasnt for us being able to get together it would be far more impossible, McCrary said of the effort to stem domestic violence. Any businesses or agencies interested in providing items for the silent auction are asked to contact McCrary at 229-2901 or Mamoran at 769-7989 by May 1. LADIES from page B1 Special to The Star Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative held its 65th annual Members Meeting April 6 at its headquarter ofce in Wewahitchka. The purpose of the meeting is to communicate information about the cooperative, including the nancial reports and overall business status, as well as serve as a social event for the membership. There were almost 1,100 attendees at this years event. For entertainment, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative provided a bounce house and a petting zoo for the children. Music was provided by The Gann Family. Informative booths were open for the duration of the meeting, offering information about the programs that GCEC has to offer. Each registered member received a $10 electric bill credit and coupons to redeem at food booths run by local civic organizations as fundraisers. In addition, registered members were entered in drawings to win door prizes, including the grand prizes, which were $100 electric bill credits. The 65th annual meeting was a success. The members who attended participated in the business portion of the meeting, enjoyed great food and entertainment and won some terric door prizes, GCEC Manager of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Evans said. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alliance. More than 70 employees serve more than 20,000 meters and 2,500 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport. Gulf Coast Electric Co-op holds 65th annual members meeting THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK @ PSJ_StarFO LL OW US ON T WI TT E R S PE CI A L TO T HE S TAR The winners of $100 electric bill credits were Manuela Heyn, Jennifer Holt, Ivy Wilkes, Wanda Owens, Nella Outlaw, Dexter Hunter, Willard Peterson, John L. Sullivan, Jr., Anitra Mayhann and Guadalupe Wilson.

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A writer since the age of two, Raines credits her former high school English teacher, Pat Lowry, for her guidance in how to write a lm script. Raines had focused on novels and poetry but quickly found a love for writing movies. Already considering her next projects, Raines has written her next lm, a psychological thriller dealing with concepts of spirituality and narcissism, but wants to keep her focus for now on promoting Tumbling. She plans to submit the lm to festivals to gain more exposure and would like to host additional premieres around Florida and surrounding states. When asked about the overall experience of creating a lm from the ground up, Raines said, It was a lot of work. The lmmaker attributes her success to the support of her family, friends and teachers. Raines hopes that she can inspire other future writers and directors from Gulf County to pursue their passions. Have supportive people who believe in what youre doing, advised Raines. Believe in yourself and others will believe in you as well. Tumbling will premiere with two showings Saturday at the Martin Theater in Panama City. The rst will take place at 3:30 p.m. CT where guests will have an opportunity to meet and greet with the cast. The second showing at 7 p.m. CT and will have a red carpet event prior to the start of the lm. Advance tickets for each showing are $10 and can be purchased at the Martin Theater box ofce, online at tumblingthemovie.com or by calling 404-981-8881. MOVIE from page B1 Special to The Star We call it Apalach. Natives, transplants and frequent visitors, alike, have affectionately adopted this abbreviated form for Apalachicola. If you find yourself a resident or guest in the area, Apalach may become a part of your vocabulary, too. As you become acquainted with the leisurely pace and hospitality of this locale, its aura will undoubtedly work its magic on you. From her comfortable front porch overlooking the placid waters of Apalachicola Bay, Chairperson Carrie Kienzle announced that plans are underway for the 21st Annual Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church. The tour is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Apalachicola on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4. This years theme, At Home in Apalach runs the gamut from spacious and graceful centuryold houses and charming bungalows to contemporary ones with new energy sources. Visitors are invited to sample an array of houses that we call home in Apalach. The featured house for the 2013 tour is the home of Ed and Candace Springer. Built by Dave Maddox for Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Flowers, it celebrates its 100th birthday this year. Constructed of heart pine, situated behind a white picket fence and shaded by towering Magnolia trees, it portrays a gracious vision of life in Apalach in the past century. An example of Gulf Coast Two Story Greek Revival architecture, the large central halls on each floor are flanked by equalsized, spacious rooms. Modern updates in the past several decades have made the residence more comfortable, but the house remains true to its original plan. Of special interest are a collection of Weller pottery and a restored 1962 Corvette. Pastel and oil paintings done by one of the current owners adorn the walls; and examples of pique assiette (a type of mosaic) abound both indoors and out. On Friday, May 3, a second annual preservation symposium precedes the tour day. This years focus will be on outdoor spaces and is titled Public Places, Private Spaces: A Garden Symposium. Tickets for this special event are available at $75 which includes lecture, field trip, luncheon and cocktail party Evensong service at Trinity Episcopal Church at 5:30 p.m. ET on Friday, May 3 provides the traditional opening for the home tour. It will be followed by a reception open to all, and a free lecture, Gardening in Apalach at 6:30 p.m., which will round out the days events. Homes will be open on Saturday, May 4, only, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Pre-sale tickets will be available at $20 until the day of the event. On May 4, ticket sales will begin at 9:30 a.m. at $25 per ticket. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Trinitys parish hall at a cost of $12. In addition, a sealed-bid auction, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. will be a part of the tour days festivities. Guests to Apalachicola can enhance their weekend experience by allowing time to visit the many historical buildings and churches, museums, inns and parks that mark this historic town as a truly unique place. We welcome you to join us for the weekend. And we hope that you will find yourself at home in Apalach, too. For more information or ticket sales please contact Trinity Episcopal Church at (850) 653-9550 or the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at (850) 653-9419. Please visit the tour website at apalachicolahistoric hometour.org. Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour SPECIAL TO T HE STAR Tumbling will premiere with two showings at the Martin Theater in Panama City. COST CUTTERS LA WN SERVICE Af for dably Addr essing All Y our Lawn Car e Needs Licensed & Insured Ser ving from Me xico Beach to the Cape FULL SERVICE LA WN CARE ST AR TING A T $29 artsigman@gmail.com 850.628.0694 This years theme, At Home in Apalach runs the gamut from spacious and graceful century-old houses and charming bungalows to contemporary ones with new energy sources. Believe in yourself and others will believe in you as well.Shameka Raines lmmaker

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Local | Faith The Star| B7 Thursday, April 18, 2013 1929 Trivia ANSWER Grass thatch is a tightly intermingled organic layer of dead and living shoots. Stems and roots that accumulate just above the soil surface of your yard. Its not necessarily grass clippings, even though they may contribute to the problem. Thatch accumulation is due to either over-fertilization, over-watering, and/or soil compaction of the lawn. My information was provided by turf grass specialist Dr. Brian Unruh with IFAS of the University of Florida. Accumulations of thatch make yardwork very difcult. While providing a home for turf pests, thatch reduces the effectiveness of insecticides and fungicides, by restricting their movement into the soil. Water and air movement also are restricted, causing dry sots and uneven law growth. Saturated thatch dries slowly, stimulating disease problems. Thatch is a plant residue problem. A healthy lawn produces vegetation very rapidly. As long as production of plant tissue exceeds the rate of decay, thatch will accumulate. Over-watering and over-fertilizing contribute to thatch buildup by stimulating excessive growth. Leaving excess clippings on the lawn after mowing will add to a thatch problem. Failure to maintain a favorable soil environment for bacterial growth decreases the rate of thatch decomposition. Thatch control requires proper lawn management and when necessary, physical thatch removal. Only the minimum amount of fertilizer for good growth should be applied. As will encouragement of excessive growth should be avoided. Liming of acid soils may help increase thatch decomposition by stimulating bacterial action. Proper watering and mowing are important. Maximum decomposition occurs if the soil is moist, but is retarded if its too wet or too dry. Lawns should always be mowed at the recommended frequently. If not more than one-fourth to one-third of the leaf tips are removed at each mowing, thatch seldom increases. If thatch becomes a problem, corrective actions should be taken as soon as a buildup is noticed. One method is topdressing applying, a layer of new soil over the lawn. Frequent, light applications are better than one heavy application. The texture and quality of topdressing material should be as close as possible to that of the soil on which your grass is growing. The other basic method of correcting a thatch buildup is verticutting, also known as vertical mowing. As the name suggests, vertical mowing is a process of cutting grass vertically with a series of evenly spaced metal blades mounted on a steel shaft which revolves at high speeds, the space between the vertical blades and their depth of penetration into the thatch can be varied to remove as much of the thatch as is desired. However, improper spacing, or cutting too deep, can seriously damage or even kill your lawn. Its a job for experts. So, if vertical mowing becomes necessary, we recommended you contact an expert lawn service. For more information, contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 6393200 or visit http://gulf.ifas. ufl.edu or www.http://edis. ifas.ufl.edu to download Fact Sheet ENH152. Star Staff Report The University of Florida IFAS is sponsoring an Invasive Plant Workshop from 9 a.m. until noon CT Saturday, April 20 at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. The first 50 people will receive a free Invasive Weed Identification Guide for Northwest Florida. This is a free workshop for gardeners and wildlife enthusiast. The workshop will focus on the good native plants for gardens and wildlife; the bad invasive, non-native weeds; and the unexpected weed control tools, demonstration resources, tips and techniques. Other displays include live plant specimens of native and invasive plants; resources for attracting wildlife native alternatives to some common ornamental plants; plant control techniques; bat houses and more. For questions and to RSVP, call the Calhoun County Extension Office at 674-8323 or the Gulf County Extension Office at 639-3200. You can control turf thatch buildup Invasive plant workshop The Hutchinson Family With grateful hearts, the family of Arthur J. AJ/ Trigger Hutchinson thanks you for your support during this difficult time. For every expression of sympathy, every act of kindness, and your continuing prayers thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Know that every little thing and every big thing is greatly appreciated. The Family Youth and Adult Day at New Bethel New Bethel Baptist will celebrate Youth and Adult Day at 11:30 a.m. ET on April 21. Everyone is invited to help us lift up the name of the Lord. Colors are yellow, blue, pink, mint green and white. Card of THANKS Faith BRIEF Find more online at star.com ROY LEE CARTER County extension director MUSIC from page B1 Centennial Bank provided tents and George Duren provided hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue and other concessions that will be sold on-site. We couldnt have done it without the generosity of the local merchants, Boyer said. All money from the event will go toward centennial events including a parade, light show, art fair, a 30-foot timeline wall to remember the history of Port St. Joe, an alumni basketball game and a birthday celebration. A book of vintage photographs will be printed for the event along with a special commemorative coin for the occasion. Both will be available for purchase throughout the celebration. Money also will be used for the annual Fourth of July rework show. Lots of people worked hard to make this happen, Boyer said. Lets all celebrate Port St. Joes birthday. Sponsorship opportunities and donations are still being accepted. Visit www. psjcentennialcelebration. com for more information. The festival will run from 3-11 p.m.. Tickets are $10. CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, April 18, 2013 The Star | B7 93105 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2008-CA-000236 RBC CENTURA BANK Plaintiff vs. ALLAN BUNIAK A/K/A AL A. BUNIAK, et al. Defendant. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 23-2008-CA000236 of the Circuit Court of the 14TH judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, RBC CENTURA BANK, is Plaintiff, and, ALLAN BUNIAK A/K/A ALLAN A. BUNIAK A/K/A AL A. BUNIAK, et al, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at the hour of 11:00 AM ET, on the 9th day of May, 2013, the following described property. LOT 1, BLOCK 3 OF BAY-VIEW SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAO OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 61, IN THE OFFICE 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. DATED the 8th day of April, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT f 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 he Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at PO BOX 826, MARIANNA, FL 32448, 850-718026. at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. April 18, 25, 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 90754S NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Coastal Towing and Roadside Service, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on April 30th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET at 4258 C.R. 386, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes, Coastal Towing and Roadside Service, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any any or all bids. 2005 KIA KNDJD733155416799 April 18, 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 90778S PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that The Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a meeting on April 25, 2013. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time at Destin City Hall, City Hall Boardroom, 4200 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, Florida. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 429-8905 or alicia.stephen@hdr inc.com. April 18, 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 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 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,

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Lease option or cash, $100 Down $240 month (803) 978-1540 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach 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. Excellent benefits, drug-free workplace, EOE Send resume to lgrimes@pcnh.com. No phone calls. Accepting applications until April 19, 2013. Web ID#34246700Text FL46700 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. The ideal candidate will have restaurant experience, but we are willing to train the right person. Applicants must have the ability to function in a fast paced environment while remaining professional and friendly. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! 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 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESHas two openings for Full-time office work. Must have prior office experience, be able to quickly learn computer software & have excellent customer service skills. Working weekends is required. Great benefits. For more information, call Sandra at (850) 927-7601. Qualified applicants may apply 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Install/Maint/ServiceFairPointCommunicationsPort St. Joe, FL Looking for a Service Technician to join our growing team to service our residential and small business customers. The chosen applicant will be responsible for installing telephone lines, troubleshooting broadband related equipment, and operating test equipment. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Candidates should have knowledge of telephone plant components. Apply online at www.fairpoint.com or send your resume to st af fing@fairpoint.com FairPoint Communications is an equal opportunity employer, all are encouraged to apply Web ID#34248835 Text FL48835 to 56654 Banking More than your bank. Your banker. Capital City Bank, a community bank with a 117-year history of customer service excellence, seeks a dynamic professional for the key role of:COMMUNITY BANKERPort St. Joe, FLInterviews loan applicants, makes sound underwriting and loan decisions, and tracks current loans to ensure compliance with terms. Minimum of five years’ consumer or business lending and underwriting experience. We offer a competitive salary, promote family values, but most of all, provide our associates with a stimulating, pleasant and fun place to build a career. For consideration, please visit ccbg.com (Requisition #836). EOE/Drug-Free Workplace Web ID#34248591 Text FL48591 to 56654 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call:850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax:850-747-5044 Email:thestar@pcnh.com Email:thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW 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 93111S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-08-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF OUIDA YVONNE BRANCH Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of OUIDA YVONNE BRANCH, deceased, whose date of death was January 10, 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 name and address 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 18, 2013. Personal Representative: F.M. Branch P.O. Box 252 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 April 18, 25, 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 93155S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 13-23PR IN RE: ESTATE OF NANCY CAMPBELL HOWELL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Nancy Campbell Howell, deceased, File Number 13-23PR, by the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456; that the decedent’s date of death was March 5, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $1000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Margaret Askew 1410 Long Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 18, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Margaret Askew Margaret Askew 1410 Long Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 324567 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ Mel Magidson Jr. Mel Magidson, Jr. Attorney FL Bar No: 261629 P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 227-7800 Fax: (850) 227-7878 E-Mail: mmagidson@ gtcom.net April 18, 25, 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 Mexico Beach: 120 Bridgeport Lane -PSJ (off of Ave. Ain PSJ). April 20, 2013 7:30am -2pmBig Yard SaleLots of kitchen items & other misc. stuff. NO EARLYBIRDS! Text FL49007 to 5664 St. Joe, 2104 Monument Ave. Sat. April 20th 8:00 am-1:00 pmMulti-Family Sale!26 inch fireplace insert, hand made quilt, coleman generator, 15 gallon lawn sprayer, White beach hunter metal detector, fabrics, ladies slacks: sizes 8-10, very Nice! Small blouses, chair, lamp shades and lots more! Text FL48946 to 56654 Turn to classified’s Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you! Look No Further Than The ClassifiedsWhat you want is right before your eyes in the Classified Section of your Newspapers For fast results, call747-5020 11117961013 McClelland Ave., Port St. JoeSaturday, April 20th 8:00 to 3:00(rain date 4/27) Sunday, April 21st 10:00 to 3:00(rain date 4/28)Tread Climber, 2 Schwinn Bikes (ladies & mans), Weber Grill, 2 sets of Golf Clubs (ladies & mans), Fireplace Mantel Encasement, 36”TV with picture in picture, VCR, Misc. Motorcycle items, Women & Men’s clothing and much more!!! 1 0 A P S J Upscale Yard Sale 4514544 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN PORT ST. JOEGulf Coast Property Services is looking for an experienced grounds maintenance technician. Prior experience with grounds maintenance is preferred. Must have reliable transportation, valid drivers license, be self motivated and responsible. Only serious inquiries need apply.POOL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN PORT ST. JOEGulf Coast Property Services is looking for an experienced pool maintenance technician. Must have reliable transportation, valid drivers license, be self motivated and responsible. Certied Pool Operator with prior experience preferred. Only serious inquiries need apply. 106 Trade Circle West, Suite H Port St. Joe, Florida 32456850-229-2706 4514449 North Florida Child Development, Inc.Is seeking VPK/Preschool Teachers for our 0-5 year old classroomsat our Calhoun and Gulf County Centers Prefer a minimum of a CDA (FCCPC) Pickup Applications at the Centers or send resumes to smcgill@oridachildren.org DFWP/M-F/6-6/EOE C14GU0134 C14GU0624 REPRESENTATIVES will be at the GULF COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE on Tuesdays from 9 am – 1 pm EST accepting applications for numerous open positions.We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benet package including Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses.EOE/Drug Free WorkplaceEASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB… A FUTURE!1110620



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Subscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS Thursbay announces for PSJ Group ISpecial to The StarWilliam Thursbay, a lifelong resident of the Port St. Joe area, is announcing his candidacy for the Group I City Commission seat. Being a fourth-generation Thursbay to live in our fair city, I am directly involved in our community. As a parent of three teenage children, I have long worked for a positive common sense approach to governing. It is my goal to take care of the elderly, those that paved the way for us and made this city what it is today. Further, I know that our children are the future. We must explore every possible avenue to create more than minimum wage jobs to encourage our young adults to return home after college; as well as good-paying County declines BP settlement offerBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com With the third-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill approaching, the Board of County Commissioners met in special emergency session Tuesday to hear the latest offer from BP to settle claims against the oil giant from the county and Gulf County Tourist Development Council. Commissioners politely but rmly declined. Though only one component of the proposed settlement that for TDC losses was made public, commissioners decided to press ahead on potential litigation after BP provided a lump sum proposal to settle county and TDC claims. They kind of put you in a box, said Drake Martin, a lawyer with Nix, Patterson & Roach of Santa Rosa Beach, the rm handling the TDCs claim. All or nothing. That is a change in policy for BP. Martin said for the county to press its claim, commissioners might want to consider accepting the TDC settlement offer if they are provided an opportunity to accept it without accepting a settlement on the countys claim. The clock is ticking. By today, county attorney Jeremy Novak said, the statute of limitations on any claim will become a factor in litigation.Thursday, APRIL 18, 2013 YEAR 75, NUMBER 27Murder trial rescheduled for JulyBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Accused killer Walton Butler was in court last week as his trial on second-degree murder charges loomed. Butler is charged with shooting Everett Gant, 32, last July at the Pine Ridge Apartments in Port St. Joe. Gant died six weeks after being shot in the head, having never regained consciousness. Butlers defense attorney asked Circuit Court Judge Shonna Young Gay to move the pre-trial hearing for Butler, originally scheduled for next month, back so the defense can complete deposing witnesses. The attorney said there remained two witnesses to depose. Additionally, the defense asked for a separate hearing for two undisclosed motions. Butlers original trial date of May 7 now will serve as the motion hearing, provided they are led, Gay said. The pre-trial hearing was rescheduled for May 21 with the nal hearing anticipated to occur in July, Gay said. According to the original arresting af davit from former Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent, an incident occurred during the afternoon of July 30 when a woman came to Butlers apartment in the Pine Ridge Apartment complex on Garrison Avenue with a child along. Butler, a white male, used a racial slur to refer to the black child. Investigators discovered Butler had been making similar racial slurs to other children in the complex in the days leading up to the incident. The woman became upset and left Butlers apartment. Gant, a black man, went to Butlers apartment to discuss the racial slur. Upon arriving at the apartment, Butler shot Gant between the eyes with a .22 ri e and shut his door, leaving Gant to bleed outside. Butler called 911, nished cooking supper, sat down and began eating, the af davit details. Nugent arrived on the scene and contacted Butler by phone, at which time Butler told Nugent to come in, that Butler was eating dinner and had put up the gun. Nugent said Butler acted as if inconvenienced when put under arrest, saying he could not understand the problem as he had only shot a (racial slur). Butler acknowledged shooting Gant. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this report.50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Incumbents win in Mexico Beach electionStar Staff ReportThe Mexico Beach City Council will remain unchanged after Tuesday nights municipal election. Group 2 incumbent Lanny Howell faced off against Jeff Tendler and kept his seat, receiving 253 votes to Tendlers 223. In Group 3, Jack Mullen defeated Mary Blackburn with 251 votes to her 229. Tendler and Blackburn, who formed an alliance and built a platform for change and reform within the council, campaigned alongside one another in the months leading up to the election. Howell and Mullen noted their experience to solidify their wins. According to the Supervisors of Elections, more than 40 percent of Mexico Beachs registered voters headed to the polls. Beachum accepts appointment to Naval Academy Prep SchoolBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com As he noted last Friday, Lt. Commander Marty Jarosz (retired) had no one to congratulate him 44 years ago when he received an appointment to the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I. The Vietnam War had created divisions in the country, Jarosz said of the time he received his appointment. Men and women of uniform were BEACHUM NAVAL ACADEMY PREP SCHOOL APPOINTMENTA very elite accomplishmentTIM CROFT | The StarJavarri Beachum is the rst Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School cadet to earn an appointment to the Naval Academy Prep School. He was welcomed into that select company by his high school commander, Lt. Commander Marty Jarosz (retired). Lt. Ryan Lally from Panama City offers Beachum a personal gift: his ensign, or lieutenant, bars, which will be Beachums to wear after he completes his schooling at the Naval Academy.See BEACHUM A3 WILLIAM THURSBAYSee THURSBAY A3Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A7-A8Society . . . . . . . . . . . . B2 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .B7-B8 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe city commissioners have a site for the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, but they also are feeling the fatigue of residents regarding the project. A regular bi-monthly meeting again was marked by dissenting voices on the lighthouse project, and Commissioner Phil McCroan said he was hearing a consistent cry from constituents Enough. People are fed up with hearing about the lighthouse, McCroan said. I am for the lighthouse, but at some point weve got to decide what we are doing and move on. We have bigger issues. Commissioners did make progress, focusing on a site surveyed during a recent workshop that would place the lighthouse slightly west of Miss Zolas Drive along George Core Park. The two keepers quarters would be to the south. The site lines up along the intersection of the Third Street axis as it enters George Core Park. There remains a decision about whether to dig up existing sewer lines and two concrete out ow boxes or regrade a dry stormwater pond to facilitate the location of the lighthouse. A stand of three large pine trees close to the proposed site was reduced by one during weekend storms. But the project also came under criticism from Eric Davidson, who was part of the planning team for a waterfront park and who spoke Tuesday night as a private citizen. He took the process to task, saying commissioners had reversed course after the planning group and the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency had done the heavy lifting on a park that was designated as the resting Port St. Joe commissioners site lighthouse See LIGHTHOUSE A5 See BP A3 PSJ wins district track, A8 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 YEAR 75, NUMBER 27 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR WALTON BUTLER

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THEPANHANDLEPLAYERSPRESENT JUR Y R OOM ProducedbyspecialarrangementwithBakersPlaysWrittenbyC.B.Gilford DirectedbyMargyOehlert THEDIXIETHEATREAPALACHICOLAPosterdesignedbyFredericKahlerFriday,April19@7:30PM Saturday,April20@7:30PM Sunday,April21,3:00PMTickets$15availableat DowntownBooks,CarrabelleJunction& theButlerAgencyinEastpointFormoreinformation,allJohnInzettaat(404)326-7791 FundedinpartbytheFranklinTouristDevelopmentCouncil LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, April 18, 2013Plein Air paint-out welcomes international artistsBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com Early next month, the Forgotten Coast Culture Coalition will present the eighth annual Great Plein Air Paint-Out featuring 23 professional artists from around the globe. Haidee-Jo Summers of Lincolnshire, England and James Richards, from Atlanta, are two of 23 artists invited to participate in this years Plein Air paint-out. For Richards, this is the fth time at the Plein Air Paint-out; it will be a rst for Summers. Richards initially heard about the Forgotten Coast paint-out while at an art show in Wisconsin. After he expressed interest to a friend, it wasnt long before he found himself on the guest list. Summers was on the hunt for Plein Air festivals and noted a lack of such events in the UK. While in southern Ireland she met Lori Putnam, a regular of the Forgotten Coast festival, and an artist whose work she was familiar with. I told Lori that I would love to come to the USA to paint at a Plein Air event, Summers said. She told me all about this one. The area is one of the best places to have the festival, Richards said. Theres no shortage of inspiration. Richards, who described his style as spontaneous, praised the marshes and shrimp boats in Eastpoint for being a major source of inspiration during his rst visits. In recent years, Richards has found greater reaction in the way sunlight touches his subjects. Summers enjoys working outside and the challenges of open air painting. She noted that changing weather and light force an artist has to work quickly and decisively. When I paint I am trying to capture the light of a certain place and time, she said, I wish to reveal something to the viewer that they may not have noticed before. For the last 18 years Summers has painted, exhibited and taught in England and has contributed features to The Artist Magazine, a popular art publication. She was selected to exhibit her art many times with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and was been awarded three prizes in the Institutes annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Artist of the Year award by the Society of All Artist, a group which has over 45,000 members and was invited to paint at the Queens Diamond Jubilee on the river Thames by the BBC. Shes painted plein air landscapes and portraits in Ireland, Morocco and Italy. Richards uncle served as a gateway into the world of painting and taught the young artist the basics of drawing and the rules of perspective. In school, Richards was assigned to help out with the artsy side of class projects and received encouragement from his teachers. This inspired Richards to teach others whenever possible and remains one of his favorite parts of the local event. He encourages up-and-coming artists to talk with him about art and its not uncommon for him to nd new students at the many festivals he attends. These festivals have taken off astronomically and have brought more recognition to art, he said.The WetroomThis year, the Plein Air Wetroom, which acts as a gallery and central hub for the duration of the 10-day event, is situated on Reid Avenue and was loaned to the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition by George and Hilda Duren. The two-story building has been remodeled to provide ample space for the participating artists and their work. Since Port St. Joe doesnt have an arts and cultural center, the coalition must nd a local building in which to host the event. The 2011 Plein-Air Wetroom was donated by Jeff Anderson. The event impacts the community, said Natalie Shoaf, vice president of the FCCC the past seven years. Shoaf, who coordinated this years paint-out, said that a grant had been obtained for an arts and cultural center in PSJ, and hoped to have a place where art, music, theater and dance could soon come together in the community. Though there is much work to be done for an event of this size, Shoaf nds that its all worth it once the artists arrive. Shoaf coordinates homes for each artist to live in for the duration of the paint-out and recruited a team of 85 volunteers to ensure a smooth and successful event. We take care of our artists, she said. They say that we have the best Plein Air in the country. Shoaf noted that she enjoys the event because it benets the entire area by bringing locals, tourists and art lovers into the community which can be served by local businesses. A fan of the area, Richards praised Gulf County for its slower pace and casual approach to things. The area suits my personality, he said. Its one of few the places left that still has an older charm to it. This years Plein Air PaintOut will take place May 2-12 all along the Forgotten Coast. For workshop and event info, visit www.pleinair.com File photoMore than 20 national and international artists will descend on the region during the Great Plein Air Paint-out.

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, April 18, 2013disparaged, insulted, called baby killers. His entrance to the upper echelons of Navy instruction was hardly celebratory, Jarosz said. And Jarosz was determined that would not happen to Javarri Beachum, the current cadet lieutenant for the Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School NJORTC program. Beachum was ofcially welcomed into the Naval ranks last week as he accepted an appointment to the Naval Academy Prep School, a stepping stone to the Naval Academy in Annapolis in four years. We are here to celebrate not only the accomplishments of one man, but also a school, Jarosz said. I am extremely proud of what Javarri has accomplished, not only as a cadet, but as a student and a part of the Port St. Joe community. Beachums milestone, the equivalent of a fouryear college scholarship, puts him in elite company. As Lt. Ryan Lally, a Panama City-based Navy representative for Port St. Joe, said, almost 18,000 candidates applied for a spot at the Naval Academy Prep School for next year. Only 250 were selected. Its a very elite accomplishment, Lally said. Javarri is an example of a well-rounded individual dedicated to a life of service. That Beachum made the cut is itself a tale. Beachum arrived at Port St. Joe High School at a time when the NJROTC programs life-expectancy was in doubt. The program had faced district budget cuts and was on notice that it had to increase its numbers or face elimination. At the time, there were 23 cadets, less than the 10 percent of student population threshold for the program. Four years later, the ranks number more than 50, and Beachum is the fourth cadet in the past six years three in the past four years to graduate from the program with a fouryear college scholarship. He is the rst to earn an appointment to the Naval Academy Prep School. This program, in this size of community, has meant opportunity, Beachum said after signing his paperwork and cutting a celebratory cake to share with family and friends. There is no doubt, without this program, I would not be here. Lally described the opportunity presented to Beachum, including four years of rigorous study at the Prep School leading to candidacy for the Naval Academy in Annapolis in 2018. He will emerge from the Naval Academy a second lieutenant. Last week, Lally completed the signing ceremony by providing Beachum with an incentive: his ensign or lieutenant bars. I cant be more happy right now, Beachum said. This is truly a big step in my life. Jarosz spoke about the growth he has seen from Beachum over four years. A quiet, reserved freshmen, Beachum blossomed into a leader of the schools cadets, a standout student and an athlete of note on the schools soccer team. Hes a phenomenal student and an exemplary leader, school Principal Jeremy Knapp said. And to underscore Lallys comments about a village raising a Navy college candidate as Beachum signed his Prep School paperwork, he was surrounded by family that included not only relatives, but civic leaders and friends who had provided support and a hand up along the way. I have learned so much, its hard to pick out one or two things, Beachum said of his high school years. I guess the big lesson is youve got to take full advantage of the opportunity. It takes dedication and hard work, like anything else in life. But it pays off. I am so happy right now. 2093026 He said the county, which had led a preliminary presentment of its claim within the required time period, likely would have to le litigation if an acceptable offer on the countys claims which rest in large measure on loss of ad valorem taxes and erosion of property values since 2010 was not forthcoming by the end of the week. We should know a lot more in the next 48 hours, I would think, Novak said. During the public portion of Tuesdays meetings, Martin presented the case for the TDC claim and an offer from BP that arrived over the weekend. Martin, noting the TDC had received an interim settlement of $119,000, which did not bar the TDC from pursuing additional claims, said the claim proved tricky. Martin said BP has used a comparison model to examine claims, and that meant comparing 2010 TDC revenue against previous years. However, the TDC experienced growth in 2010, and had continued that growth since the oil spill. For example, TDC revenue was $642,000 in 2007 before steadily climbing to $741,000 in 2010. That growth in the TDC continued in 2011 revenue was up $100,000 and 2012. That made our argument tougher, Martin said. However, Martin said his rm had crafted an econometrics model that showed loss of potential revenue in part the new international airport in Bay County should have driven more travelers and revenue to the county and by comparing his model to BPs, he was able to arrive at a claim for additional losses. Martin said BPs offer before the presentment of the TDC case was insufcient, but an offer over the weekend for $246,000, bringing the total payout to the TDC at $365,000, was reasonable. The number, Martin noted, represented roughly 50 percent of TDC revenues in 2010. We have an offer within the zone of reasonableness, Martin said. Commissioners seemed inclined to accept that component but would not accept any settlement after a closed-door session on the countys claims. That claim, commissioners were informed, was tied to the TDC claim in a lump sum. Novak noted that was not how BP settled claims to the west in Bay County. The amount of the offer to the county was not made public on Tuesday. Commissioner Warren Yeager motioned that the county should proceed as if headed to litigation. I think there is room for further discussion with BP, Yeager said. We should pursue litigation on the county claim. A motion also was made to settle the TDC claim if given the opportunity to separate it from the county. That may be helpful to resolve this, Martin said. BEACHUM from page A1positions for those that may not have the opportunity for higher learning. I believe people must be treated equally. We need to consider the needs of a future Port St. Joe, and our youth is the key. I am a full-time father and husband. My family and I attend Family Life Church, and as a youngster I was privileged to be among the rst students to attend Faith Christian School. Later in life I was most fortunate to work alongside my father as the co-owners of The Big Barn. I truly understand the concerns that the small business people of our city face today. As a resident I am concerned about the conditions of our drinking water among other issues facing citizens of Port St. Joe. Together we can create and restore. I will be your 24-7 Commissioner. My phone is open to you, 247-8112. BP from page A1 THURSBAY from page A1

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Recently, I was playing around with an old wooden television cabinet. I am working on putting a new display in it and planning on hooking up a DVD player to the display. Watching blackand-white television shows from the 1950s appeals to me. The display is from an old computer, but the cabinet is from the time of the original Mickey Mouse Club television show. My Papa worked on televisions in much the same way as folks now build computers. It was his hobby and a form of income for him. I like touching stuff my grandfather touched. Annette Funicello passed away last week; she was an original Mouseketeer. I was born in the 60s, but Ive seen my share of reruns of The Mickey Mouse Club from the 1950s. I remember Jimmie Dodd, the head Mouseketeer. He often had little bits of advice encouraging children to make the right moral choices. It is doubtful you will nd something like that on regular television these days. If you do, I would be scared to think what some folks would now consider the right moral choice. In the 1970s, they came out with The New Mickey Mouse Club. I was a little old for the show by then. In the 1990s, Disney brought in future stars Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera to be part of The All New Mickey Mouse Club. My children werent old enough to be interested then, and neither was I (interested). To me, The Mickey Mouse Clubs face will always be Annette Funicello. She is who I think of and who I want to see on my 1950s television. I want to see her in blackand-white at 13 years old when television was better in my opinion. They say Walt Disney personally picked Annette as one of the original Mouseketeers. In the 1960s, Annette did a number of those somewhat hokie beach movies; everybody was doing them. They usually involved some bad guys or a funny guy like Don Rickles and of course, Frankie Avalon. They were silly; but you got to see girls in bikinis in living color. Girls in two-piece bathing suits doing a lot of shaking and beach music seemed to be what they were selling. Two-piece bathing suits were ne for everyone, except Annette Funicello. Annette noted in 1987, Mr. Disney said to me one day, Annette, I have a favor to ask of you. I know all the girls are wearing bikinis, but you have an image to uphold. I would appreciate it if you would wear a one-piece suit. She went on to say she never regretted that decision. Disney is different now. I remember watching The Wonderful World of Disney and Mutual of Omahas Wild Kingdom with Marlin Perkins. Ive often wondered what it would have been like for Marlin to send his sidekick Jim (Fowler) down onto a beach full of bikini-clad teenage girls while he (Marlin) advised from the helicopter. Cant you just hear Marlin saying, Those two girls have Jim by the legs; teenagers can be a dangerous species in the summer. Watch out Jim! That seems to be a bikini top ying through the air. Unfortunately, we cannot regain the innocence of TV of the 50s and 60s. However, we can control what our children watch. Annette Funicello battled with multiple sclerosis (MS), being diagnosed in 1987. Her symptoms started off mildly, but gradually she was losing control of her balance and legs. Fearing folks might think she was drunk; she went public with the diagnosis in 1992. She eventually lost her ability to speak and walk. Folks say, She never lost her smile. We will never lose her smile. Funicello was never hesitant to say what her faith meant to her. She even took the MS in stride, telling folks, He knows what He is doing. She credited the debilitating condition with bringing her family closer together (if that was possible). In 1999, she founded the Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases. On the day of her death, the website was overloaded with visitors. Hopefully, they were being generous in helping to fund research on this evil disease. She was one heck of a Mouseketeer and an even greater human being. As they sing at the end of The Mickey Mouse Club , Now its time to say good-bye. Godspeed, Annette Funicello. Thank you. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. I was standing on hallowed ground. Instead, I dug my left Asics clad foot into the sand. The water, a lot colder than I expected, ran through the ultra light mesh and chilled me to the bone. I shouldnt have been surprised. Id heard stories all my life about the English Channel. This was my rst time to see it, and feel it, up close and personal. I scanned the wide expanse of sand and instinctively my eyes moved to the high bluffs in the distance. It was a couple of football elds, and more, away. I hunkered down low and began to run toward those bluffs. I wasnt the rst American to sprint across these beaches. Thirty thousand beat me to it on a damp chilly morning in June of 1944. Let me amend that. A lot of those young men never made it across that beach. They drowned in the water as they stepped off the landing craft. Or they were cut down by the horrendous re from the German machine guns, the large 88mm anti-tank weapons or the M2 mortars raining down on them from the entrenched positions on the aforementioned bluffs. If you think I was a bit silly or irreverent to make a run across this beach 69 years after the real deal, the tears spilling down my face would belie such a notion. I was paying tribute in the best way I could think of. As I picked up speed I kept thinking about the courage, the daring, the unimaginable spirit it took to make this trip in the face of the best Hitler could enlist to defend his Fortress Europe. I didnt have to jump any barbed wire, dodge any Polish hedgehogs or fear stepping on a land mine. I zigzagged in places just to get a feel but nothing but sunshine and fresh air bounced off my face. I also wasnt encumbered with a Mae West vest, combat boots or an eighty pound pack strapped to my back. I wasnt worried about sand or water jamming my M1 Garand. I wasnt thinking about my mother, wife or girlfriend back home. The planes sent over to soften up the landing area had dropped the bombs too far inland. Much of the bombardment from sea had been long. The Germans were in place and intact when the rst wave of American soldiers hit this Easy Red designated portion of Omaha Beach. Not much went as planned. The rough seas had pushed most of the landing craft off course. The smoke had obscured some of the visual landmarks. Very few of the troops were unloading in the right area. Tanks sent to clear the beach sank in the cold water. Confusion was apparent in every quarter. It might have slowed but it did not deter the 1st (Big Red One) and 29th Infantry Divisions or the U. S. Rangers. They gutted it toward those bluffs in the distance..right into the teeth of the enemy! Let me tell you something, heroes were a dime a dozen on Omaha Beach that fateful June 6 morning! Pinned down, they inched forward. They couldnt go back and moving inland seemed like certain death. It was as much of a killing eld as history has ever mustered up. The German re didnt slack for a second. And yet, somehow, someway, our guys kept moving. I think it was Brigadier General Norman Cota, one of the highest ranking of cers on the beach that morning, who inspired many by imploring them to get the heck off this beach. My breathing began to get heavy, and I slowed a little. Its a long way to those bluffs! And all of it across open, exposed ground. I have the utmost admiration and respect for anyone who has ever put on the uniform. But as I actually took in what these young soldiers had done here, as I looked about, as I pondered on the breadth of itand maybe the insanity of it, I was past being in awe. Reading about it in some book is one thing. But to spy it with my own little eyes is another whole ball game! What men we sent across the Channel that day! I have never been prouder to be an American. Or sadder. Here is some perspective for you. One out of every eighteen men who stepped off those landing crafts that bloody morning died on Omaha Beach. They gave up their future.for the future. We cant honor them enough. We cant hold them in high enough esteem. We cant remember them too much. We cant point to them with pride too often. They are not called the greatest generation for nothing! I reached a small portion of an old sea wall as the beach ran into a low marsh. Probably the same sea wall so many of them hunkered behind for protection and to catch their collective breaths before scaling it and moving on up the bluff. I swung up on it and looked back toward the beach I had just traversed. It was, on this April morning in 2013, so very, very serene and peaceful. Just like my life! I had lived 66 of those 69 years since D-Day in complete tranquility and safety. Not a hiccup or even a bump in the road for me. I had lived an ideal life, in an ideal time, in an ideal place. I hope and pray we all understand the connection. Respectfully,Kes Before you rent, do your homeworkA one-piece suitI should have taken my shoes off Maybe youre a college student looking to rent your rst apartment; or a downsizing homeowner reentering the rental market for the rst time in decades. Whatever your situation, there are many precautions you should take before renting any property. The last thing you want is to be saddled with a 12-month lease you cant afford or to be stuck in a neighborhood youve come to detest. As one whos been there, let me share a few tips for renting a home: Before you even start looking, know how much you can afford to spend. Housing is the biggest monthly expense for most people so if you miscalculate what rent is affordable, your budget will suffer from the get-go. Besides rent, dont forget such additional expenses as a security deposit, utilities, cable/satellite, Internet access, renters insurance, parking and laundry facilities and onetime move-in expenses like window treatments, appliances or rugs. Scope out the neighborhood. Determine how safe you feel walking around, especially if youll be parking on the street. Come back to see if the neighborhoods character changes at night or on the weekend. Also note the proximity to parks, schools, grocery stores, public transportation and busy commuter routes. Thoroughly inspect each potential rental: Consider total usable space sometimes a smaller unit with a well-designed oor plan is more desirable than a larger space with a poor layout. Use a tape measure to measure each room to determine whether your furniture will t. Ensure theres suf cient closet, cupboard and storage space. Look for safety features like deadbolts and peepholes on exterior doors, well-lit corridors, stairwells and parking structures, smoke detectors, re extinguishers and bars or other security features on rstoor windows. In multi-unit buildings, note the condition of common areas thats a clue how attentive the owner/manager is regarding upkeep. Note the condition of appliances, plumbing xtures, oors/carpeting, electrical outlets and switches, light xtures, walls and windows. If you spot damaged or worn items, ask whether theyll be replaced. If not, make sure theyre noted in the rental agreement. Check the water pressure and hot water quality. Check seals around doors, windows and vents; if leaky, they can boost utility bills. Look for evidence of previous water leaks and mold. Check for soundproo ng, especially if there are adjoining apartments. Once you nd a suitable place, read the rental agreement carefully. Dont hesitate to ask a lawyer or more experienced friend to review it. If not spelled out in the lease you may want to ask the landlord: How much is the security deposit and what are the requirements for getting a full refund? How are rent increases determined? What happens after the lease term ends? Often, itll convert to a month-to-month rental agreement where you can leave anytime with proper notice (usually 30 days). How many tenants are allowed? What are building policies for things like houseguests, noise curfews, maintenance and repairs, pest control, smoking, lost keys and pets? Can you sublet the unit before your lease expires? And nally, be aware that many landlords check credit reports of potential tenants. Before you start looking, check your own credit report so there are no surprises. You can order one free report per year from each of the three major credit bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. (Order through www. annualcreditreport.com; otherwise youll pay a small fee.) 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. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 CRANKS MY TRACTORBN Heard OPINION www.starfl.comThursday, April 18, 2013 APage 4Section JASON ALDERMANHousing is the biggest monthly expense for most people so if you miscalculate what rent is affordable, your budget will suffer from the get-go. One out of every eighteen men who stepped off those landing crafts that bloody morning died on Omaha Beach. They gave up their future. for the future. We cant honor them enough. We cant hold them in high enough esteem. We cant remember them too much. We cant point to them with pride too often.

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LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, April 18, 2013place for the lighthouse. He said city staff and commissioners had erred by taking the project out of the hands of the one group with the expertise for the project the PSJRA while reversing their own decisions on appointing a project manager and fundraiser for the relocation. And Davidson said the current direction risked becoming an embarrassment for the city unless the trend of what he called mismanagement is reversed. Mayor Mel Magidson said he was not sure what Davidson was addressing but acknowledged the critics of the lighthouse project and said commissioners could only grow thicker skins. I, for one, am tired of hearing it, too, Magidson said in response to McCroans comments. I dont know what it takes to make people happy. Magidson said he believed the city had a good project and a good plan to bring the lighthouse to the city to create a draw for tourism and focus to the city that would benet the city and the county. There is a lot of misinformation, Magidson said. Some people are not happy with the award, some people are not happy with decisions made by this board. Magidson said free speech allowed folks to make their feelings known, and commissioners simply had to listen. On another front, commissioners approved a contract with Port St. Joe native Lisa Curry and her lm partner for a documentary about the saving and relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. The lm is being funded by a $125,000 grant from BP. Curry and her partner, Clayton Long, will be town next month to begin work, PSJRA director Gail Alsobrook said.PSJRA relocationUnless commissioners call for a special meeting before the month is out, the PSJRA likely is not moving anywhere. The Board of County Commissioners had asked the city to allow the move of the PSJRA out of the Gulf County Welcome Center as the Tourist Development Council staff has grown into larger space needs. City commissioners, noting their lease with the TDC that guarantees space for the PSJRA, proposed moving the ofces provided the BOCC was willing to modify the nal signicant provision in an interlocal agreement concerning WindMark Beach. The county balked at that proposal, county commissioners saying they would not tie the interlocal agreement to the move. Alsobrook broached the subject during Tuesdays meeting, saying the proposal was to the move the PSJRA into an ofce at the Local Color Chamber of Commerce building. That ofce, Alsobrook said, had other interested parties and would only be held until May 1. She sought guidance. Magidson said there was nothing to add at this time the nal regular monthly meeting for April and no commissioner spoke. It is kind of in limbo, Magidson said. The county rejected our compromise. The county thinks the interlocal agreement is more complex than we did. There is really only the one issue left. But we have no update at this moment.Water line fundingThe city took the rst step, a public hearing, toward an application for another $650,000 Community Development Block Grant to continue water line replacement in the neighborhood of North Port St. Joe. A grant for phase one of that project the area is the best candidate for CDBG funding and lowered State Revolving Fund costs to the city was awarded last year, with construction this summer. The hope is that a second grant will complete the project. Also concerning the water system, initial sample collecting for the water prole study is taking place this week. The hope is that within months, an answer to the discoloration of the water in the city system can be identied and addressed through tweaks to the chemical treatment. 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 CMC1249673 NOCREDITCHECK!HASSLEFREEFINANCINGAVAILABLE! IncludesIndoor& OutdoorUnits AllMaterialsto changecomplete systemout By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com In preparation for Earth Day on April 22, Mayor Mel Magidson visited the Port St. Joe Goodwill retail store, where he met with local staff and CEO and President of Goodwill Industries Big Bend Inc. Fred G. Shelfer Jr. Everyone should be dedicated to a proactive role in protecting the environment, Magidson said as he proclaimed April to be Goodwill Month and expressed the importance of donating reusable items. Shelfer visited from Tallahassee to show off the facility and provide insight into how a donation goes from drop-off to being available for purchase within the store. During a tour of the facility, the mayor was hands-on with the process and donned a gold, reective vest and accepted a donation in the drop-off area. Alongside Director of Public Relations for Goodwill Big Bend Heather Gioia and Store Manager Heidi Savage, Shelfer walked the mayor through the collection process, and they sorted the contents of the donation into boxes by item. Clothing items undergo a close inspection. Magidson and an employee inspected a pair of jeans and looked for rips, tears or soiling that could prevent them from being sold on store shelves. The mayor praised the employees for being able to sort through, tag and price about 100 pieces of clothing in an hour. Id be looking at things and guring out which ones I could wear, Magidson joked. Clean clothing in good shape is tagged and hung for purchase while others are sold on the international rag market for salvage. Each year, Goodwill ships close to 10 million pounds of clothing to be repurposed. We try to nd a good use for everything so that it doesnt end up in a landll, Shelfer said. The retail store in Port St. Joe is one of the smallest in the region and depends on regular shipments from other stores to keep its stock fresh. Each item spends three weeks on store shelves before being rotated out to other Goodwill centers. Savage explained the stores color coding system to the mayor, which makes it easy for employees to identify which items will be shipped out each week. The group then moved on to the Career Training Center next door. The CTC, a repurposed facility opened in 2012, is operated by Employment Specialist and Lab Manager Tandra Burns and houses a computer lab where she teaches PC basics. Most classes are self-paced though regular workshops are hosted to focus on specic training for widely used programs such as Quickbooks and Microsoft Excel. The service, which is free and open to the public, teaches skills to those looking to get back into the workforce or to assist them in nding stable employment. Additional seminars on employability skills and conict resolution are taught in a class setting. Using the lab, students can create or update resumes, conduct job searches or even take their GED exams. Burns and her team will locate available openings in the community, nd matches for their students and set up interviews. The majority of those using the services of the CTC have gone on to work in local restaurants, nursing homes and fast food. Though the classes at the CTC are based on the individual as well as the needs of the community, Shelfer noted that attendance at the PSJ ofce is low and he would continue to look for ways of assisting locals. Its here to serve the community, and we try to understand what they need, he said. He revealed plans to expand the local hospitality program with hopes of offering on-site training in the near future. Magidson commended Burns efforts and brainstormed ways to get the word out about the programs offered by the CTC. Magidson attributed the shrinking labor pool to the closing of the paper mill and chemical plant, at one time two of Gulf Countys biggest employers. People had to leave, the mayor said. The pool of labor isnt here right now. In 2012, Goodwill Big Bend employed 671 people across 29 Goodwill retail locations in 29 counties. Their Career Training Centers assisted 650 people in gaining employment within their communities. Those interested in learning more about the Career Training Center or taking classes can call 229-1213. 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 verication 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 Yo O Ur R OPINIONs S LIGHTHOUSE from page AA1I, for one, am tired of hearing it, too. I dont know what it takes to make people happy.Mayor Mel Magidson Photos HOTOS BY Wes ES Lo O Cher HER | The StarHeidi Savage, Fred G. Shelfer Jr., Mayor Mel Magidson and Tandra Burns proclaim April as Goodwill month. At right, Magidson and an employee inspect a pair of donated jeans. Mayor proclaims April Goodwill Month

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EVERYTHINGFORYOUROUTDOORADVENTURE! LIVEBAIT FISHINGSUPPLIES BEACHSUPPLIES CornerofMarinaDrive,PortSt.Joe,FL(nexttoPigglyWiggly) Monday-Sunday:7:00AM-7:00PMEST WEEKLYALMANAC ST.JOSEPHBAY APALACHICOLABAY,WESTPASS TIDETABLESMONTHLYAVERAGESTondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtracttheindicatedtimes fromthesegivenforAPALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW CatPoint Minus0:40 Minus1:17 EastPass Minus0:27 Minus0:27 Tondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtracttheindicatedtimes fromthosegivenforCARRABELLE: HIGH LOW BaldPoint Minus9:16 Minus0:03 SponsortheWEEKLYALMANACCall Today!227-7847 Date HighLow%Precip Thu,Apr.1876 67 0% Fri,Apr.1977 5740% Sat,Apr.2072 5640% Sun,Apr.2175 61 0% Mon,Apr.2276 63 0% Tues,Apr.2377 62 0% Wed,Apr.2477 6310% HUNTINGLEASE AVAILABLEGulf&FranklinCounties Callformoreinformation LimitedSpacesAvailableHarlanHaddock (850)227-6983 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Enjoy a day on the water and give the environment a hand. The ninth annual St. Joseph Bay Cleanup and Kayak Festival will be from 9 a.m. to noon ET on Saturday, May 11. The cleanup is held the second weekend in May each year to coincide with National River Cleanup Week. It is also an opportunity to tidy up the pristine bay waters for our upcoming summer visitors, said Debbie VanVleet of Happy Ours Kayak & Bike Outpost, which along with Scallop Cove BP is co-host of the event. The event is free and open to the public. For the second year in row, the Coastal Community Association of South Gulf County has donated $100 in prize money to be awarded to two lucky participants in a geocache treasure hunt. The goal of the cleanup/festival is to enjoy a beautiful morning on St. Joseph Bay while helping to pick up trash that has accumulated in the shallow bay waters. Kayak rentals are offered free for this event to responsible adults and families that wish to participate. Participants must provide a valid credit card as security against loss or damage to free rental equipment. Adults over 18 must sign a waiver of liability for themselves and their minor children. Minors must be supervised by adults at all times. Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) are ideal for searching the shallow waters of St. Joseph Bay, VanVleet said. It is a fun time for individuals and families to try out different paddling craft while performing a community service. A limited supply of collection bags are available or bring your own trash bags, VanVleet said. She added that water shoes and gloves are recommended. Folks can launch their own kayak or make reservations to participate by calling Happy Ours Kayak & Bike Outpost at 229-1991 or Scallop Cove BP at 227-1573.By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Bluewater Outriggers held its fth annual tent sale last weekend and welcomed special guests Rick Murphy and Geoff Page from the Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report which airs weekly on the Sun Sports television network. Murphy, a South Florida resident, is a shing guide, television host and professional angler. Hes one of two guides to win the four-event Keys Tarpon y shing series. Murphy started the Insider Fishing Report 11 years ago to share his love of the sport with his viewers. At the tent sale, Murphy was in the education business. He hosted seminars on accurate casting, different shing lures and the best types of sunglasses to wear and provided lots of tips and tricks to his fellow shermen. A casting pond was constructed in the parking lot where Murphy could demonstrate his techniques. While it was his rst visit to the tent sale, Murphy had visited the area years ago while hosting another show, Sportsmans Adventures, and was excited to return. Im here to meet the viewers, shake some hands and teach, he said. Though the event faced overcast weather on its opening day, Bluewater Outriggers manager Brent Bromiti was glad the weather didnt prevent the event from getting started on the right foot. This might be our busiest Friday ever, he said. The tent sale ran Friday and Saturday and offered up to 75 percent off shing and outdoor gear. Bay cleanup, kayak festival May 11Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, April 18, 2013 OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater InshoreGood Spanish mackerel reports are coming from the sea wall in the St. Joe marina and near shore this week. Most anglers are using casting spoons and mac trees for multiple catches at once. Redfish were schooling in the Pig Island area late this past weekend, and good numbers of trout can be found here as well. Most locals are reporting that river levels are almost back to normal. Good reports from Howard Creek and the Brothers River and Jackson River have painted bream and good catfish in the 12to 15-pound range coming from shallow water. Lake Wimico has had several reports of decent-sized bass this week. WES LOCHER | The StarTelevision host Rick Murphy gives shing lure advice to a customer.Bluewater Outriggers welcome celebrity guests at tent sale THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com ASection Thursday, April 18, 2013 Page 7Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team dropped a district game to Bozeman last week before rebounding with two wins as the District 4-1A season drew to a close. Port St. Joe beat Altha 6-5 Tuesday behind a walkoff hit by Will Ramsey to nish the regular season. Tyler Worley, Ricky Pennington and Tucker Smith each had two hits. The Tiger Sharks, the fth seed, will open district tournament play on Monday at Liberty County. Bozeman, the top seed in the district after nishing the district schedule unbeaten, handed the Tiger Sharks a 7-3 loss last Thursday. Bryce Godwin started on the mound and was the losing pitcher, tossing ve innings before giving way to Will Ramsey who pitched the nal two innings. Cole Cryderman had a pair of singles to lead Port St. Joe at the plate. Ramsey, Austin Clayton and Devon Strickland also had singles and Tyler Worley doubled. We had the bases loaded with no outs but could only muster one run, said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon. The following day Port St. Joe traveled to South Walton and came away with a 12-6 victory. Gannon said his teams bats came alive with 12 hits, three for extra bases. Tucker Smith, Chase Wilder and Worley each had two hits. Ricky Pennington reached base ve times, walking once, singling and being hit by a pitch three times. Eighth-grader Ethan Sander pitched six quality innings, Gannon said, allowing ve hits and four earned runs. The following day, Port St. Joe hosted Tallahassee Godby during Senior Day. Smith, Worley, Pennington and Clayton, all seniors, contributed in the 7-2 win. Clayton went the distance on the mound, striking out three and scattering nine hits. Drew Lacour had a pair of hits.Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team closed out the regular season with three straight wins last week. The Lady Tiger Sharks are hosting the district tournament this week. Port St. Joe opened the week with a 12-0 runrule win over visiting Wewahitchka. MaKayla Ramsey started and went all ve innings, allowing one hit and striking out eight while walking three. Haley Wood had two hits and drove in two and Ramsey also drove in two on two hits. Halleigh Keels hit a towering home run over the left eld fence and singled and Shannon Pridgeon, Christian Laine, Savannah Miles and Callie Fleshren each had a hit. Two days later the Lady Tiger Sharks hosted Marianna and won 8-2. Savannah Miles started on the mound and worked into the third, allowing two runs on one hit and striking out one. Ramsey came on in relief and nished up, allowing three hits and no runs while striking out seven and walking one. Kelsey Miles, Ramsey, Brittany King, and Laine each had two hits. Miles, Pridgeon and Fleshren each had a hit. The Lady Tiger Sharks nished the regular season with a 1-0 victory at Bay High. Ramsey tossed a two hitter, striking out ve and walking none while going the distance. Miles and Laine each had two hits, Ramsey, King and Pridgeon had a hit apiece. The lone run came on a two-out base hit from Pridgeon that drove in Kathleen Rish.Tiger Sharks end district slate on up noteLady Tiger Sharks close season on rollBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star Olga Cemore always loved Veterans Memorial Park at Beacon Hill. The triathlete often joined a group of fellow bike-riders for training rides from Tyndall Air Force Base ending at the park. The park with its hills and the panoramic views of the ocean was always a perfect end to those fast-paced rides, a postcard nish. So it should be of little surprise that nine years ago, as she was planning for the event that would become the Beach Blast Triathlon, Cemore, a tness instructor in Panama City, would nd a suitable home at Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill. I really like that park, Cemore said while preparing for the ninth annual spring edition of the Beach Blast Triathlon/Duathlon later this month. The park was calling for it. It can hold a lot of people and it is a great venue. A venue that will come alive April 27 when hundreds of athletes will converge on Gulf and Bay counties for the bi-annual Beach Blast, which has come to also feature a fall race in September. The spring Beach Blast is actually four competitions in one. The competition includes a Sprint and Olympic Triathlon and a Sprint and Olympic Duathlon. Duathlons are different from triathlon in that there is no swimming leg athletes compete in a run, bike, run format. The Sprint Triathlon includes a swim of .35 miles, a bike ride of 15 miles and run of 3.1 miles; the Olympic Triathlon is .7 miles on the swim, 25 miles on the bike and a run of six miles. On the Duathlon side, the Sprint includes a run of 1.2 miles, 15 miles on the bike and a run of 3.1 miles; the Olympic Duathlon includes a 3.1 mile run, 25 mile bike ride and another 6.2 mile run. We started nine years ago with just the sprint triathlon, but the longer distance is more attractive to bringing in athletes, Cemore said. The duathlon is a more family-friendly event, people of all ages can really compete. About 20 percent of the eld of duathletes travels from outside the area, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama. This is the only event like this between Panama City and Georgia. It is very attractive to athletes. There are some locals and there is a huge crowd from Tallahassee and Atlanta. The swim legs of the event are competed in the Gulf of Mexico directly across the highway from Veterans Memorial Park and the bike leg takes riders up County 386 and back before rounding through Gulf Aire and, for a brief stretch, along U.S. 98. The event has steadily grown over the years. Last year, more than 800 athletes competed in the September and April editions of the Beach Blast. We have a come-back ratio of 30-35 percent, which is really a pretty good come-back rate, Cemore said. Beach Blast is also organized under the USA Triathlon banner so athletes who are members of triathlon clubs receive competition points for competing in the Beach Blast. The life of a triathlete, Cemore noted, is not for everybody. Training consumes 17 hours of Cemores week, running three or four times a week, biking three or four times a week, building up and combining specialties as race preparation ramps up. Plus, there is the need to consume all those calories that will be burned off. It is very annoying, I am always looking for food, Cemore said with a laugh. You have to love it. It will suck you in and you love it or you dont. If you are going to be addicted to something, there are a lot worse things to be addicted to. Cemore got started in triathlons after observing the Gulf Coast Triathlon for several years in Panama City. The athletes looked so pitiful, so much in pain, Cemore said. But they had smiles on their face. I couldnt understand how anybody could look so horrible, but be so happy. After years of training and competing, Cemore undertook the granddaddy of all triathlons, the Ironman in Hawaii. I survived, Cemore said with a chuckle when asked how she did. I was actually able to walk the next day. It is a beast. But I had to do it just to validate myself as a triathlete. The Beach Blast Triathlon/ Duathlon, Cemore said, is a success due in large measure to the scores of volunteers who assist with the service to athletes each year, from providing refreshment and direction on the course to ensuring correct times at the nish and ease during transitions. We just hope to get enough volunteers with a lot more people to extend service to the athletes, Cemore said. To sign up as a volunteer submit your availability time to Cemore at director@beachblasttriathlon.com. She will match your availability to the course and provide information on where and when to show up. SPECIAL TO THE STARMore than 800 athletes are expected to compete during the April and September Beach Blasts.Beach Blast Triathlon/Duathlon sprints into AprilStar Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School athletic programs, with assistance from the Shark 100 Club, is again sponsoring its annual barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser on Friday. The meals may be picked up in the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Commons area between 5-7 p.m. ET. 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.Star Staff ReportAs the regular season wound down last week the Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School softball team beat Blountstown 6-1. Brianna Bailey started on the mound for the Lady Gators and went the distance, walking four and striking out four. Jessica Smith was 3 for 3 with a walk to lead Wewahitchka. Ashleigh Price had a hit, a sacri ce bunt and drove in a run; Tara Walding had two hits, a sacri ce y and two RBIs; Naomi Parker had two hits, a sacri ce bunt and drove in one; and Bailey and Alyssa Bass each had two hits and drove in a run.; Anna Setterich and Jade McLemore had hits. Wewahitchka opened district tournament play on Monday in Vernon.Lady Gators tame BlountstownFundraiser to bene t PSJ athletics PORT ST. JOE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

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A8 | The Star Thursday, April 18, 2013 WeemsMemorialHospital WeemsMedicalCenters SmartLensesSM GULFCOUNTY CURRENTS 4514455 4514457 SportsStar Staff ReportA win in the final event of the day pushed the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School girls past Graceville for the District 2-1A track and field title last Friday in Tallahassee. Port St. Joe led Graceville 176-161 entering the final two events. In the 3,200 meter run, Graceville picked up 18 points while the Lady Tiger Sharks did not have a runner, putting Graceville up 179-176 with the 4 by 400 meter relay left. Junior Maya Robbins, who had already won the 100, 200 and long jump, joined Brooklyn Quinn, Maliyah McNair and Damari Cutler, two seventhgraders and an eighthgrader, to win the relay, with Graceville finishing third to give Port St. Joe the title 186-185. In addition to Robbins wins on the track, Port St. Joe also received winning efforts from Nicole Endres in the pole vault and Michell Pryor in the shot put and discus. Celeste Childs took second in the pole vault and was part of a sweep of the top four positions in the shot, with Chiles finishing second behind Pryor and ahead of third-place winner Tenane Malone and Gabby Anthony, who finished fourth. Anthony was second to Pryor in the discus, with Chiles fourth. The top four finishers in each event advance to the Region 1-1A meet today in Jacksonville. Also qualifying to region for the Lady Tiger Sharks was Jamarion Larry, second in the 100; McNair, who finished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles and fourth in the 300 meter hurdles; and Teyiahana Hutchinson and Aliyah Johnson, who finished third and fourth, respectively in the 800 meters. Khaliyah Johnson was third in the triple jump and Destiny Gadson fourth in the long jump. Morgan Gant was sixth at 800 meters, Cutler was fifth at 400 meters with Zykeriah Pittman sixth and Gadson eighth and Larry fifth in the 200. Hutchison was seventh in the long jump. The relay of Gant, A. Johnson, Pittman and K. Johnson won the 4 by 800 and Quinn, Larry, Cutler and Kerah McNair were third in the 4 by 100 meters. For the Tiger Sharks, NNamdi Davis was second in the 100 meters before winning the long jump and triple jump. Jack Cummings took first in the shot put. Marquez Johnson was third in the 110 meter hurdles, his brother Marcell Johnson finishing fourth. Marquez Johnson also qualified in the 300 meters hurdles with his brother just out of the running in fifth. The 4 by 400 relay of Steven Smith, Jimmy Cummings and the Johnson brothers finished fourth and Jak Riley qualified by finishing third in the long jump and fourth in 200 meters. Smith was eighth in the 400 meters.PSJ girls win district track; boys fourthSPECIAL TO THE STARAbove: The Port St. Joe girls won the District 2-1A track title last Friday. Top left: Maliyah McNair nished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles, fourth in the 300 meter hurdles and was part of the winning 4 by 400 relay that clinched the district title. Bottom left: Michell Pryor won the shot put and district and will compete today in the Region 1-1A meet.

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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 The Port St. Joe Star. 1) Who often uttered, Well, heres another nice mess youve gotten us into? Oliver Hardy, Barney Rubble, Jackie Gleason, Moe Howard 2) What brand of parking meters is found in over 50 countries on 6 continents? Edison, Franklin, Duncan, Williams 3) In 2001 what was named the of cial state toy of Pennsylvania? Silly Putty, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, Slinky 4) Of these which did not reach the 100th episode milestone? Gilligans Island, West Wing, Dawsons Creek, Seinfeld 5) Which U.S. state produces the most wool? Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Texas 6) Worldwide about how many people are killed by tigers each year? 5, 50, 500, 5000 7) What Coronation Ball is generally accepted as the rst major rock and roll concert? Jumper, Elroy, Moondog, Space 8) Todays day is about how much longer than one during the time of dinosaurs? 15 minutes, 1 hour, 90 minutes, 2 hours 9) How is carmaker Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino better known? Lamborghini, Peugeot, Renault, Fiat 10) Though they had a short run, where were DeLorean cars manufactured? Detroit, Italy, Ireland, France 11) What is the most populated city on the continent of Africa? Tripoli, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Cairo 12) How was famed Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne killed? Plane crash, Lightning, Shot, Poisoned 13) Where in Missouri do both Ford and HarleyDavidson have assembly plants? Kansas City, Fulton, St. Louis, Lamar 14) During WWII what Japanese project used balloon bombs to hit the U.S. mainland? Hati, Keze, Totu, Fugo ANSWERS 1) Oliver Hardy. 2) Duncan. 3) Slinky. 4) Gilligans Island. 5) Texas. 6) 50. 7) Moondog. 8) 1 hour. 9) Fiat. 10) Ireland. 11) Cairo. 12) Plane crash. 13) Kansas City. 14) Fugo. www.starfl.comThursday, April 18, 2013 BSection Centennial TRIVIAEarly Port St. Joe boasted wide sandy beaches popular with beach-goers. What year was this photo of four young women on the beach in front of the Port Inn taken? Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B7Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com The Music through the Years Music Festival will be May 11 at George Core Park and will serve as a fundraiser for the Port St. Joe Centennial Celebration events scheduled to take place in June and July. The festival will be headlined by The Villagers, a popular Florida group from the mid-1960s that will reunite for the fourth time in 15 years. The groups most notable tune, Laugh it Off, reached No. 1 on the WDLP Funtastic 59 chart in Michigan and Where Have You Been hit No. 4 on the WBAM Top 40 in Montgomery, Ala. Locals may even recall the dance the group played at the Centennial Building on July 4, 1968. Formed at Chipola College, the group gigged around the state for years and cut its rst record with Rick Hall at Fame Studios. As the band members went their separate ways, singer Cliff Ellis went on to become a basketball coach for Clemson University, Auburn University and most recently, Coastal Carolina University. Panama City act Go Big or Go Home is scheduled to open the event with its 15-person band jamming out the biggest hits from the 1970s to today. Local singer-songwriter Charlie Black also will be on hand to perform some of his greatest hits. Black is a Grammy-nominated scribe who has written No. 1 songs for Reba McEntire, George Strait and Alan Jackson. He will be accompanied by his songwriting/singer wife, Dana. Hard rockers Again We Rise and Thirty Three will round out the contemporary sound and complete the music through the years auditory experience. In October 2012, Mayor Mel Magidson appointed a centennial committee that included representatives from the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Gulf County Tourist Development Council, St. Joseph Bay Historical Society and members of the business and private sector to begin planning the celebration 100 years in the making. Dana Boyer of Boyer Signs and head of the committee, worked hard with seven other members to put the fundraising concert together. Its going to be a wonderful day, she said, especially excited to have The Villagers. People remember them. She took a moment to give thanks to those who donated goods for the event. Sound and lighting equipment for the music festival was donated by St. Joe Music, begin planning the celebration 100 years Boyer Signs and head seven other members to put the fundraising Its going to be a wonderful day, she said, especially excited to have The Villagers. People remember She took a moment to give thanks to those who donated goods for the event. Sound and lighting equipment for the music festival was donated by St. Joe Music, Page 1SPECIAL TO THE STARThe lineup for the Music through the Year Music Fest on May 11 at George Core Park.See MUSIC B7By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Startcroft@starfl.comLadies, May 9 is your night. The Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force will host its third annual Ladies Night Out from 5:30 until 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 9. The event will be held this year at the Senior Citizens and Community Center located at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. This is our third year, said Patricia Mamoran of the GCDVTF. The rst year we had about 50 ladies. The second year we had more than 120 and we made $4,000. We are hoping to do that and more. Ladies Night Out, along with a golf tournament later this year, serves as the major fundraiser for the GCDVTF. Founded by former GCDVTF director Pam Martin, the event aims to bring the ladies of the community together to help stamp out domestic violence. The money raised each year is used for victims assistance, whether that is help with household bills, clothes, toys for children or simply gas money to gain freedom from a violent situation. The staff and volunteers of the Domestic Violence Task Force put the food on the tables, from shrimp to nger sandwiches to gour-Ladies Night Out raises awareness, funds for domestic violenceBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com Tumbling, the rst movie from lmmaker Shameka Raines, a 1998 graduate of Port St. Joe High School, will debut April 20 at the Martin Theater in Panama City. The urban lm tells the story of ve members of an organized crime unit who end up ghting for revenge, power and greed. Life is about choices, and each one has a consequence, said Raines of the movies theme. The Port St. Joe native, who wrote, directed, and produced the movie under the name Brooklynn Winters, spent the last three years working on the lm after the idea struck her in 2009. In order to see it through to the screen, she overcame the hurdles of minimal funds, limited resources and no connections in the lm world. I didnt know how make the movie, said Raines, So I had to do 92 percent of everything. Her rst obstacle was to create a crime lm that didnt glorify drugs and displayed a fresh take on the genre. Raines had to nd a different spin on the story. Once she found her angle, it took her two weeks to draft the rst version of the script. Once complete she had to nd actors and locations to bring Tumbling to life. Utilizing modeling agencies and open casting calls through Craigslist and Facebook, she assembled a cast of over 50 actors and three crewmembers to populate the world she had created. The entire movie was shot in various Florida towns including Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, and Miami. Because Raines lived in Jacksonville, where she graduated from Jacksonville University LADIES NIGHT OUTFILE PHOTOS A silent auction of an array of items is the main fundraising component of Ladies Night Out.See LADIES B5Local lmmaker debuts movie at Martin TheaterSee MOVIE B6 www.starfl.com COMMUNITYPort St. Joe festival celebrates music through the years SPECIAL TO THE STAR Port St. Joe native and lmmaker Shameka Raines.

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(850)814-7377 (850)227-7847SOLD SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, April 18, 2013 Mr. Ken and Mrs. Elaine Bland announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Bland, to Christian Watson, son of Mrs. Sharon and Mr. Erik Asher of Port St. Joe. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Joyce Isaacks of White City, Leonard Isaacks of Fort Myers, John Bland and the late Helen Bland of Lynn Haven. The groom is the grandson of the late James Anthony and the late Rosa Lee Anthony of Port St. Joe, and J. Asher of Cranberry, Pa. Jennifer is a 2007 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of West Florida. Christian is a 2007 graduate of Port St. Joe High School. The couple is planning a May 2013 wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Larry  Poff  and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Knox request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children, Caitlin Michelle Poff and Coy Allen Knox at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe, Fla. All friends and family are invited to attend. No local invitations have been sent. A reception will be held following the ceremony at Windmark Beach, Village Center Pool. Star Staff ReportThe Florida State Society Daughters of the American Revolution awarded rst place in one category of its Constitution Week poster contest to the St. Josephs Bay Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. The poster was the creation of Master Carter Costin, who won for depicting a Patriot Soldier in his poster. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Costin of Port St. Joe.Star Staff ReportHam it up! Get on the air! Enter the exciting world of amateur radio. Communicate with people around the world. The Gulf Amateur Radio Society will give licensing exams at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, 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 contact Cecil Tillis at 648-8251.Star Staff ReportThere will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116 at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 23. The meeting will be at VFW Post 10069 on Trout Avenue in Highland View. This will be a general business meeting to include nominations for ofcers for the upcoming year. All members are urged to attend this important meeting. Eligibility for Membership and Benets can be found on the American Legion Website: www.legion.org. We invite all eligible veterans to join our organization. For God and Country. 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 fight cancer. Gulf County will hold two Relay for Life events this year. The Relay for Life of Wewahitchka will take place at 6 p.m. CT on April 19 at the Wewahitchka High School Football Field. The Relay for Life of Gulf County will take place at 6 p.m. ET on April 26 at the Port St. Joe High School Football Field. The message of the event is that no one fights cancer alone. All cancer survivors, meaning anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer, will join together on the track and walk or wheelchair the first lap, unified 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 fights 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, please contact Kelli Jackson at 850-819-1564. For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345, or visit www.cancer.org. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide communitybased 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.Bland, Watson to wedCaitlin Poff, Coy Knox to wed May 11 Survivors lap begins Relay For Life DAR poster wins 1st place Amateur radio license exams American Legion Post 116 regular meeting Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Boy Scouts Troop 47 had six scouts approved to receive the National Outdoor Camping Award. The six scouts that have earned this award had to camp out 25 nights and earn camping and cooking Merit Badges. They also had to take an oath to adhere to the leave no trace outdoor code. The scouts honored were Patrol Leader Josh Willis, Tyler Watson, Hunter Van Der Tulip, Thomas Miniat and Cole Haddock.Boy Scouts receive National Outdoor Camping Award

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Davis, Simon Zapota. Ms. Burnettes class is the rst class at Wewahitchka Elementary School in which each and every student earned their 25 point accelerated reader dog tag from Ms. Lori earlier this year...and theyre still reading, reading, reading! Students also earned an award of excellence from Smittys BBQ for 100 percent Improvement on Reading Progress Monitoring! Back row from left are Ginger Bellew, Taylor Roberts and Lee Holton. Middle row from left are Briceson Davis, Landon Hysmith, Wesley Hunt, Jillian Driggers and Destiny Palmer. Front row from left are Bryanna Jones, Katie Shealy, Kaylee Easter, Blake Hightower, Caden Wooten. Not pictured are Breanna Taylor and Makenzie Davis. Special to The StarThe following students made the honor roll for the third nine weeks at Port St. Joe Elementary. First Grade all As: Estevan Angel, Jenna Bareld, Bella Canington, Desirae Causey, Samantha Childers, Dawson Fisher, Shauna Flowers, Tanner Fogle, Brandon Heckenlively, Kaylee Schweikert, Dakota Tousignant, Elyse Williams. First Grade As and Bs: Garrett Acree, Aidan Black, Ashleigh Causey, Cody Combow, Chase Dykes, Mary Margaret Farrell, Wake Giffen, Arlena Gleichner, Owen Grantland, Carson Hendricks, Travis Jenkins, Teagan Jones, Danica Kelly, Makenna Kurnitsky, Lance Larry, Jamal Leslie, Isaiah Mims, Madison Othic, Luke Pickels, Zhyion Quinn, Chase Vandertulip, Jackson Vaughn, Brooke White. Second Grade all As: Skylar Clayton, Eli Fidler, Payton Garland, Kaydan Haisten, Celeste Hamm, Prince Jones, Luke Lentz, Karys Linton, Dane Mallon, Gabriella Price, Hannah Riley, Janasia Walker, Britt White. Second Grade As and Bs: Austen Bales, Isa Barwick, Sam Brown, Jackson Buckner, Madison Burkett, Emily Butler, Maelynn Butler, Walker Chumney, Donovan Cumbie, A.J. Davis, Desirae Dew, Jaydon Gant, Gunner Grogan, Raelynn Hardy, Jacob Justice, Karalina Knight, Chase Lanford, Trinten Lee, Cole Moore, Alexis Price, Jasslyn Rafeld, Ricky Sherrill, Shanecia Sims, Saylor Tull, Addi Watts, Caitlin White, Terry Lee Whitlock, Lajuan Zaccaro. Third Grade all As: Aiden Bolton, Elliana Burkett, Shelby Causey, Halston Fulk, Zoe Gerlach, Porter Hodges, Donovan Miniat. Third Grade As and Bs: Skylah Addison, Santana Causey, Madelyn Gortemoller, Laura Beth Hill, Emily Lacour, Gage Medina, Ava Ryan, Megan Saleh, Sarah Beth Thompson, Lily Wockenfuss. Fourth Grade all As: Leanna Baumgardner, Allie Godwin, Tyler Guthrie, Bryson Lee, Loren Martin, Mattison Mills. Fourth Grade As and Bs: Zach Baker, Henry Balogh, Savannah Burkett, Lyndsey Butler, Hana Cline, Laci Conley, Parker Cornwell, Weston Edwards, Ali Evans, Sarah Fidler, Clay Fox, Judson Grifes, Hailey Harriman, Corbin Ingalls, Lauren Jenkins, Kevin Lacivita, Lanecia Larry, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Zion Padilla, Tyrell Patterson, Jack Randall, Philip Riley, Sophia Scheller, Alex Strickland, Hannah Tomlinson, Analisa Treglown, Tyler Young, Caleb Wright. Fifth Grade all As: Jade Cothran, Sean Farnsley, Bailey Lake, Malena Ramsey, Sara Whiteld. Fifth Grade As and Bs: Brandon Barnes, Tristan Doran, Jireh Gant, John Austin Gee, Madi Gingell, Kelvin Grifn, Lane Herring, Colton Jones, Gregory Julius, Zack McFarland, Caroline Sapp, Rachel Sherman. Sixth Grade all As: Hannah Anderson, Trey Bareld, Jarrett Browning, Josh Butts, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Lexi Holland, Delaney Ingalls, Jacob Kennedy, Ana Lacivita. Sixth Grade As & Bs: Justin Butler, Caleb Butts, Tyler Cornwell, Devin Crews, Jacob Curcie, Cameron Dorman, Jaden Grantland, Hannah Graziano, Cole Haddock, Cameron Harmon, Bella Johnston, J.J. Laine, Kharisma Langston, Kyndell Moore, Gene Quinn, Hannah Simpson, Bryce Thomas, Lauren Tomlinson, Jacob Tracy, Jonnolan Treglown. Star Staff ReportNorth Florida Child Development Inc. will be sponsoring a Celebrity Reada-Thon at its North Gulf County Child Development Center in Wewahitchka beginning at 9 a.m. CT on Wednesday, April 24. Parents and guardians are invited to come and listen to the local celebrities read to the children. Celebrities include WMBB News anchor Amy Hoyt, local author Michael Lister, Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison and others. This activity will promote early literacy and language enrichment for our preschool children. For more information, call Gina Crane at 639-6520. Celebrity Read-a-Thon April 24 Dazzling DOLPHINsS aA fFIRstST atAT WEWa AHItTCHKaA ELEMENtaTARY Port St. Joe Elementary HONORHONOR ROLLROLL

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FAITHPage B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC(Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4th Thursday of Every MonthThe Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library DriveAn Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M.The Rev. Lou Little, PriestServices Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 Our Church can be your homeFirst Church of the Nazarene2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2Sunday School............................10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith ChurchHOME OF THE POWERHOUSE YOUTHMINISTRIESPastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Welcome you to worship with us: Sunday 10:30am SundayNight Prayer 6pm Wednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433 TOUCHING LIVES WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS 6pm Wednesday: Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET Dr. Geoffrey Lentz Pastor 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 www.fbcpsj.org www.fbcpsj.org SUNDAY:SundaySchool-9:15 MorningWorship-10:30 EveningWorship-5:00 1601LongAvePortStJoe,FL32456(850)229-8691WEDNESDAY:FamilyDinner-5:30 PrayerMeeting-6:30 StudentMinistry-6:30ChildrensMinistry/Choir-6:30AdultChoir-7:30 MINISTRYSCHEDULE Thursday, April 18, 2013Robert Lee Munn, son of Boyd Herbert and Nellie Ocyle Van Horn Munn passed away on March 22, 2013, in St. George, Utah. Robert was born June 24, 1943, in Port St. Joe, Fla. Bob was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Jeanine Unsworth Munn. He is survived by his brothers, Bert and Mike; sister, Connie; sons, Jim and Trey; and daughter, Sherri. Robert has 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Bob graduated from Port St. Joe High School where he played football, basketball and baseball. He also attended Georgia Military College before serving in both the U.S. Air Force and the Army National Guard. Bob loved traveling with his dog Pain and visiting his family. Graveside services will be held at Grace, Idaho Cemetery at noon on April 20, 2013.Robert Lee MunnMrs. Hattie B. Smith of Port St. Joe passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Valdosta, Ga. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church, located at Ave. D in Port St. Joe, Fla.Hattie B. SmithMr. Luey G. Bryant, 59, of Wewahitcka, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, at his home. He was lifelong resident of Gulf County and worked as an oysterman. Mr. Bryant is survived by his mother, Louise Bryant of Wewahitchka; his son, Michael Bryant of Wewahitchka; one sister, Annette Mobley, of Washburn, Tenn.; two brothers, William Fred Bryant of Wewahitchka, and Vernon Anthony Bryant of Panama City; and one grandson, Gavyn Bryant of Wewahitchka. Graveside funeral services were held at 11 a.m. C.D.T. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Roberts Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Eddie Causey. All services are under the Direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.Luey G. BryantArthur Joe Trigger Hutchinson, 40, founder & owner of AJs Neighborhood Bar & Grill in Apalachicola, passed Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Apalachicola. Funeral services were Saturday morning, April 6 at New Life First Born Church. Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery, both in Apalachicola. The funeral cortege assembled Saturday morning at 249 Jacobie ONeal Lane in Apalachicola. Trigger lay in state Friday evening, April 5, at the church. He was a native of Carrabelle and a 1990 graduate of Carrabelle High School, and a resident of Apalachicola for 15 years. He attended Mt. Olive AME Church in Carrabelle and New Life First Born Church in Apalachicola. He leaves to cherish his memories and continue his legacy his wife, Tami Ray-Hutchinson; children Deonte Hutchinson, Skyler Hutchinson, and Tevin Ray; parents, Mary Ann Joseph and Phillip Rosier; grandparents, Ernest and Florine Andrews, and Arthur Hutt Hutchinson Sr.; siblings, Antoine Benjamin, Ronnie Joseph Jr., Phillip Rosier Jr., Taronne Rosier, Fondre Rosier, Commissioner Anginita Rosier, Joycelyn Rosier-Greer (Rod), Kokina Rosier, Evetta Thompson (Justin); and a host of other relatives and friends.Arthur Joe Hutchinson ARTHUR JOE HUTCHINSONFlorence (Radford) Cassani was suddenly called home to heaven on Navy wings on Monday, April 8, 2013. She was born on Nov. 1, 1933, in Pensacola, Fla. She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Martha Radford. Florence was born and raised in Pensacola until, in 1952, a dashing young Navy pilot swept her off her feet and they married. Florence then travelled across the country as her handsome husband rose in the ranks. She discovered hidden strength when she was often left alone with seven children while her husband was serving overseas. During the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, he left for work and did not return for weeks, being unable to tell her where he went. Florence retired with her husband to Port St. Joe, Fla., in 1976, returning to Pensacola in 1995. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Captain Henry Hank L. Cassani, she was his treasured wife for 57 years; brothers, Robert and Ray Radford and sister, Evelyn Ferguson. Florence Cassani was the cherished mother to seven children, Henry Rick L. Cassani Jr. of Chesapeake, Va., Sharon Cassani Clarke and her husband, Ron, of Carver, Mass., Susan Cassani Andrews and her husband, David, of Hanson, Mass., Richard Cassani of Pensacola, Fla., Cynthia Cassani Phillips and her husband, Randall, of Port St. Joe, Fla., Michael Cassani and his wife, Lisa, of Lakeville, Mass., and Capt. John D. Cassani (USN) and his wife, Vicky, of Coronado, Calif. She was the beloved Nonna to 17 grandchildren whom she adored, Jason, Mandy, Mike, Dan, Jeff, Craig, Jessi, Bill, Bobby, Lindsay, Chris, Evan, Nathan, Cameron, Kyle, Connor, and Kaden. She was also blessed with two great-granddaughters, Rylee and Zooey. Florence was the beloved sister to her brothers, John and Roy Radford, and sisters, Myrtis Williams and Alta Clark, all of Pensacola. She also leaves her beloved sister-in-law, Jeanne Lewis of Marco Island, Fla. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South. A funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Peter McLaughlin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, 19 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, Fla., followed by interment with her late husband at Barrancas National Cemetery. In lieu of owers, the family asks that donations in her honor be made to Covenant HospiceHomeless Veterans Program, 5041 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32504. Faith Chapel Funeral Home South, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com.Florence (Radford) Cassani FLORENCE CASSANI Obituaries How to Spot a Liar explored at Lifetree CafSpecial to The Star Practical ways to tell if someone is telling you the truth will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT Monday, April 22. The program, How to Spot a Liar: Secrets From a Former FBI Agent, features an exclusive lmed interview with FBI counterintelligence of cer John Schafer. As a behavioral analyst for the FBIs National Security Division, Schafer developed deceptiondetection techniques that are now widely used by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. In his interview, Schafer shares key indicators that signal when someone is lying. There are certain signsverbal and nonverbalthat indicate lying, Schafer said. If you lie to me, Ill catch you. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehousetype setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@ fairpoint.net.

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PUBLICNOTICENoticeisherebygiventhattheGulfCountyBoardofCountyCommissionerswillholdapublichearingintheCommissionersmeetingroomattheCourthouseComplexinPortSt.Joe,FloridaonApril23,2013at5:01p.m.,E.T.forthepurpose ofhearingfromthepublicinregardtotheadoptionofaSupplementalBudgetforthescalyearendingSeptember 30,2013. AsummaryofreceiptsandexpendituresproposedtobeadoptedbytheBoardofCountyCommissionersishereby publishedasrequiredbyLaw. Aersaidpublichearing,theGulfCountyBoardofCountyCommissionerswillmakewhateverrevisionsitdeems necessaryandshallthereuponadoptsaidbudget. SUPPLEMENTALBUDGET 2012-2013 PUBLICWORKSCONSOLIDATEDSERVICESFUND REVENUES: PresentBudget $733,838 AdditionalCashBroughtForward 27,713 TOTALREVENUES: $761,551 EXPENDITURES: PresentBudget $0 Equipment>$5,000 27,713 TOTALEXPENDITURES: $27,713 BYORDEROFTHEBOARDOFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERSOFGULFCOUNTY,FLORIDA. REBECCAL.NORRIS,CLERK(2013.55) WWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM -ONTHEPOOPDECKTHURSDAY-7PM:RANDYSTARK FRIDAY-7PM:ALLENDYKES SATURDAY-9PM:RANDYSTARK&ARTLONG-INTHECROWSNEST-FRIDAY&SATURDAY-9PM KARAOKE DJ DANCING-LADIESNIGHT--HAPPYHOURMANAGINGALLYOURFAMILYNEEDS: 227-7070 W W W I V E R S M D C O M Commitment to Excellence V incent Ivers, MD B OARD C ER TIFIED I NTERNAL M EDI C INE & C OS M ETI C S PE C IALIST CongratulationstoDr.VincentIvers, forOver21YearsofDedicated,CompassionateService.Dr.IversandhisfamilyrelocatedfromtheCocoaBeacharea,whereheworkedasaprimarycare physician,tojointheSt.Joecommunityin1995.Hethenbeganpracticinginternalmedicine, familymedicine,in-patientcareandcardiovascularmedicineatGulfPinesMedical. Dr.IversgraduatedCumLaudeinhismedicalclass.WhenhejoinedGulfPinesMedical,hewas amemberoftheAmericanCollegeofChestPhysicians,AmericanMedicalAssociationandthe AmericanCollegeofPhysicians. Dr.Ivershasreceivedmanyawardsthroughtheyears,butthemostrewardingofallisthehonor ofearningthetrustandloyaltyofhissomanywonderfulpatients. Dr.Ivers,HisStaffandFamilyThankYouandLook ForwardtoManyMoreYearsWithYouAll. LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, April 18, 2013met cupcakes and desserts. We have fun with it and that keeps the costs down, Mamoran said. The event is free and the GCDVTF is asking that any civic organizations, agencies and small businesses be part of the fun by donating items for the silent and live auctions to be held during Ladies Night Out. Last year the community really stepped up in a big way, said Lindsay McCrary of the GCDVTF. During the evening, a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction will be held. The silent auction is our main fundraiser, McCrary said. The Department of Juvenile Justice will have young folks on hand to act as servers for the event. Live music will be provided by Nashville singer/songwriter Jerry Arhelgher and local singer Bill Small. The goal of the evening, beyond raising funds to assist victims of domestic violence, is to educate about the impacts and prevalence of domestic violence. We are trying to raise awareness about domestic violence and how prevalent it is in Gulf County, Mamoran said. Unfortunately, domestic violence is a family tradition. She added that too often young men raised in abusive households become abusers themselves. Too often, Mamoran said, a daughter raised in an abusive home comes to feel that violence is just part of the package in marriage. The task force aims to address domestic violence before it becomes an adult habit. The task force hosts several programs in the schools that focus on teaching students about bullying, date rape, respect for one another in schools and the lesson that love does not have to hurt. The task force provides additional information through the schools newsletters and has created bulletin boards in all schools championing respect and the elimination of bullying. Gulf County has been more receptive to the information than, say, Bay County, Mamoran said. Further, task force staff and volunteers meet regularly with the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce and the State Attorney for the 14th Judicial Circuit to coordinate efforts against domestic violence. If it wasnt for us being able to get together it would be far more impossible, McCrary said of the effort to stem domestic violence. Any businesses or agencies interested in providing items for the silent auction are asked to contact McCrary at 229-2901 or Mamoran at 769-7989 by May 1. LADIES from page B1Special to The StarGulf Coast Electric Cooperative held its 65th annual Members Meeting April 6 at its headquarter ofce in Wewahitchka. The purpose of the meeting is to communicate information about the cooperative, including the nancial reports and overall business status, as well as serve as a social event for the membership. There were almost 1,100 attendees at this years event. For entertainment, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative provided a bounce house and a petting zoo for the children. Music was provided by The Gann Family. Informative booths were open for the duration of the meeting, offering information about the programs that GCEC has to offer. Each registered member received a $10 electric bill credit and coupons to redeem at food booths run by local civic organizations as fundraisers. In addition, registered members were entered in drawings to win door prizes, including the grand prizes, which were $100 electric bill credits. The 65th annual meeting was a success. The members who attended participated in the business portion of the meeting, enjoyed great food and entertainment and won some terric door prizes, GCEC Manager of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Evans said. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alliance. More than 70 employees serve more than 20,000 meters and 2,500 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport.Gulf Coast Electric Co-op holds 65th annual members meeting THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK @PSJ_StarFOll LL OW US O N TWI WI TTE E R Spe PE CIa A L toTO The HE Star TARThe winners of $100 electric bill credits were Manuela Heyn, Jennifer Holt, Ivy Wilkes, Wanda Owens, Nella Outlaw, Dexter Hunter, Willard Peterson, John L. Sullivan, Jr., Anitra Mayhann and Guadalupe Wilson.

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Due to a limited lm budget, Raines often had to get creative with specic locations. She temporarily turned her brothers house into the main characters home, and a rented hotel room doubled as another important set. The lms extras even assisted Raines in nding additional shooting locations in the towns she wasnt familiar with. Once shooting on the lm had wrapped, Raines found herself having to edit the footage together, a process she learned through online tutorials. When she and her mother watched the rst cut of the lm, all of her hard work had suddenly paid off. Raines said her rst thoughts were simply, Wow, I cant believe I did this. A writer since the age of two, Raines credits her former high school English teacher, Pat Lowry, for her guidance in how to write a lm script. Raines had focused on novels and poetry but quickly found a love for writing movies. Already considering her next projects, Raines has written her next lm, a psychological thriller dealing with concepts of spirituality and narcissism, but wants to keep her focus for now on promoting Tumbling. She plans to submit the lm to festivals to gain more exposure and would like to host additional premieres around Florida and surrounding states. When asked about the overall experience of creating a lm from the ground up, Raines said, It was a lot of work. The lmmaker attributes her success to the support of her family, friends and teachers. Raines hopes that she can inspire other future writers and directors from Gulf County to pursue their passions. Have supportive people who believe in what youre doing, advised Raines. Believe in yourself and others will believe in you as well. Tumbling will premiere with two showings Saturday at the Martin Theater in Panama City. The rst will take place at 3:30 p.m. CT where guests will have an opportunity to meet and greet with the cast. The second showing at 7 p.m. CT and will have a red carpet event prior to the start of the lm. Advance tickets for each showing are $10 and can be purchased at the Martin Theater box ofce, online at tumblingthemovie.com or by calling 404-981-8881. MOVIE from page B1Special to The StarWe call it Apalach. Natives, transplants and frequent visitors, alike, have affectionately adopted this abbreviated form for Apalachicola. If you find yourself a resident or guest in the area, Apalach may become a part of your vocabulary, too. As you become acquainted with the leisurely pace and hospitality of this locale, its aura will undoubtedly work its magic on you. From her comfortable front porch overlooking the placid waters of Apalachicola Bay, Chairperson Carrie Kienzle announced that plans are underway for the 21st Annual Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church. The tour is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Apalachicola on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4. This years theme, At Home in Apalach runs the gamut from spacious and graceful centuryold houses and charming bungalows to contemporary ones with new energy sources. Visitors are invited to sample an array of houses that we call home in Apalach. The featured house for the 2013 tour is the home of Ed and Candace Springer. Built by Dave Maddox for Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Flowers, it celebrates its 100th birthday this year. Constructed of heart pine, situated behind a white picket fence and shaded by towering Magnolia trees, it portrays a gracious vision of life in Apalach in the past century. An example of Gulf Coast Two Story Greek Revival architecture, the large central halls on each floor are flanked by equalsized, spacious rooms. Modern updates in the past several decades have made the residence more comfortable, but the house remains true to its original plan. Of special interest are a collection of Weller pottery and a restored 1962 Corvette. Pastel and oil paintings done by one of the current owners adorn the walls; and examples of pique assiette (a type of mosaic) abound both indoors and out. On Friday, May 3, a second annual preservation symposium precedes the tour day. This years focus will be on outdoor spaces and is titled Public Places, Private Spaces: A Garden Symposium. Tickets for this special event are available at $75 which includes lecture, field trip, luncheon and cocktail party Evensong service at Trinity Episcopal Church at 5:30 p.m. ET on Friday, May 3 provides the traditional opening for the home tour. It will be followed by a reception open to all, and a free lecture, Gardening in Apalach at 6:30 p.m., which will round out the days events. Homes will be open on Saturday, May 4, only, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Pre-sale tickets will be available at $20 until the day of the event. On May 4, ticket sales will begin at 9:30 a.m. at $25 per ticket. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Trinitys parish hall at a cost of $12. In addition, a sealed-bid auction, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. will be a part of the tour days festivities. Guests to Apalachicola can enhance their weekend experience by allowing time to visit the many historical buildings and churches, museums, inns and parks that mark this historic town as a truly unique place. We welcome you to join us for the weekend. And we hope that you will find yourself at home in Apalach, too. For more information or ticket sales please contact Trinity Episcopal Church at (850) 653-9550 or the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at (850) 653-9419. Please visit the tour website at apalachicolahistoric hometour.org.Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR Tumbling will premiere with two showings at the Martin Theater in Panama City. COSTCUTTERSLAWNSERVICEAffordablyAddressingAllYour LawnCareNeeds Licensed&InsuredServingfromMexicoBeachtotheCape.FULLSERVICELAWNCARESTARTINGAT $29 artsigman@gmail.com 850.628.0694 This years theme, At Home in Apalach runs the gamut from spacious and graceful century-old houses and charming bungalows to contemporary ones with new energy sources. Believe in yourself and others will believe in you as well.Shameka RRaines lmmaker

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Local | FaithThe Star| B7Thursday, April 18, 2013 1929 Trivia ANSWERGrass thatch is a tightly intermingled organic layer of dead and living shoots. Stems and roots that accumulate just above the soil surface of your yard. Its not necessarily grass clippings, even though they may contribute to the problem. Thatch accumulation is due to either over-fertilization, over-watering, and/or soil compaction of the lawn. My information was provided by turf grass specialist Dr. Brian Unruh with IFAS of the University of Florida. Accumulations of thatch make yardwork very difcult. While providing a home for turf pests, thatch reduces the effectiveness of insecticides and fungicides, by restricting their movement into the soil. Water and air movement also are restricted, causing dry sots and uneven law growth. Saturated thatch dries slowly, stimulating disease problems. Thatch is a plant residue problem. A healthy lawn produces vegetation very rapidly. As long as production of plant tissue exceeds the rate of decay, thatch will accumulate. Over-watering and over-fertilizing contribute to thatch buildup by stimulating excessive growth. Leaving excess clippings on the lawn after mowing will add to a thatch problem. Failure to maintain a favorable soil environment for bacterial growth decreases the rate of thatch decomposition. Thatch control requires proper lawn management and when necessary, physical thatch removal. Only the minimum amount of fertilizer for good growth should be applied. As will encouragement of excessive growth should be avoided. Liming of acid soils may help increase thatch decomposition by stimulating bacterial action. Proper watering and mowing are important. Maximum decomposition occurs if the soil is moist, but is retarded if its too wet or too dry. Lawns should always be mowed at the recommended frequently. If not more than one-fourth to one-third of the leaf tips are removed at each mowing, thatch seldom increases. If thatch becomes a problem, corrective actions should be taken as soon as a buildup is noticed. One method is topdressing applying, a layer of new soil over the lawn. Frequent, light applications are better than one heavy application. The texture and quality of topdressing material should be as close as possible to that of the soil on which your grass is growing. The other basic method of correcting a thatch buildup is verticutting, also known as vertical mowing. As the name suggests, vertical mowing is a process of cutting grass vertically with a series of evenly spaced metal blades mounted on a steel shaft which revolves at high speeds, the space between the vertical blades and their depth of penetration into the thatch can be varied to remove as much of the thatch as is desired. However, improper spacing, or cutting too deep, can seriously damage or even kill your lawn. Its a job for experts. So, if vertical mowing becomes necessary, we recommended you contact an expert lawn service. For more information, contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 6393200 or visit http://gulf.ifas. ufl.edu or www.http://edis. ifas.ufl.edu to download Fact Sheet ENH152.Star Staff ReportThe University of Florida IFAS is sponsoring an Invasive Plant Workshop from 9 a.m. until noon CT Saturday, April 20 at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. The first 50 people will receive a free Invasive Weed Identification Guide for Northwest Florida. This is a free workshop for gardeners and wildlife enthusiast. The workshop will focus on the good native plants for gardens and wildlife; the bad invasive, non-native weeds; and the unexpected weed control tools, demonstration resources, tips and techniques. Other displays include live plant specimens of native and invasive plants; resources for attracting wildlife native alternatives to some common ornamental plants; plant control techniques; bat houses and more. For questions and to RSVP, call the Calhoun County Extension Office at 674-8323 or the Gulf County Extension Office at 639-3200.You can control turf thatch buildupInvasive plant workshopThe Hutchinson FamilyWith grateful hearts, the family of Arthur J. AJ/ Trigger Hutchinson thanks you for your support d uring this difficult time.  For every expression of sympathy, every act of kindness,  and your continuing prayers -  thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Know that every little thing and every big thing is greatly appreciated.The FamilyYouth and Adult Day at New BethelNew Bethel Baptist will celebrate Youth and Adult Day at 11:30 a.m. ET on April 21. Everyone is invited to help us lift up the name of the Lord. Colors are yellow, blue, pink, mint green and white. Card of thanTHANKsS Faith brBRIefEF Find more online atstar.com ROyY LeeEE CarterARTERCounty extension director MUSIC from page B1Centennial Bank provided tents and George Duren provided hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue and other concessions that will be sold on-site. We couldnt have done it without the generosity of the local merchants, Boyer said. All money from the event will go toward centennial events including a parade, light show, art fair, a 30-foot timeline wall to remember the history of Port St. Joe, an alumni basketball game and a birthday celebration. A book of vintage photographs will be printed for the event along with a special commemorative coin for the occasion. Both will be available for purchase throughout the celebration. Money also will be used for the annual Fourth of July rework show. Lots of people worked hard to make this happen, Boyer said. Lets all celebrate Port St. Joes birthday. Sponsorship opportunities and donations are still being accepted. Visit www. psjcentennialcelebration. com for more information. The festival will run from 3-11 p.m.. Tickets are $10. CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 18, 2013 The Star | B7 93105 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2008-CA-000236 RBC CENTURA BANK Plaintiff vs. ALLAN BUNIAK A/K/A AL A. BUNIAK, et al. Defendant. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 23-2008-CA000236 of the Circuit Court of the 14TH judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, RBC CENTURA BANK, is Plaintiff, and, ALLAN BUNIAK A/K/A ALLAN A. BUNIAK A/K/A AL A. BUNIAK, et al, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at the hour of 11:00 AM ET, on the 9th day of May, 2013, the following described property. LOT 1, BLOCK 3 OF BAY-VIEW SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAO OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 61, IN THE OFFICE 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. DATED the 8th day of April, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT f 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 he Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at PO BOX 826, MARIANNA, FL 32448, 850-718026. at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. April 18, 25, 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 90754S NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Coastal Towing and Roadside Service, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on April 30th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET at 4258 C.R. 386, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes, Coastal Towing and Roadside Service, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any any or all bids. 2005 KIA KNDJD733155416799 April 18, 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 90778S PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that The Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a meeting on April 25, 2013. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time at Destin City Hall, City Hall Boardroom, 4200 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, Florida. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 429-8905 or alicia.stephen@hdr inc.com. April 18, 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 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 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,

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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 93111S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-08-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF OUIDA YVONNE BRANCH Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of OUIDA YVONNE BRANCH, deceased, whose date of death was January 10, 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 name and address 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 18, 2013. Personal Representative: F.M. Branch P.O. Box 252 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 April 18, 25, 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 93155S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 13-23PR IN RE: ESTATE OF NANCY CAMPBELL HOWELL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Nancy Campbell Howell, deceased, File Number 13-23PR, by the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456; that the decedents date of death was March 5, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $1000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Margaret Askew 1410 Long Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 18, 2013. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Margaret Askew Margaret Askew 1410 Long Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 324567 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ Mel Magidson Jr. Mel Magidson, Jr. Attorney FL Bar No: 261629 P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 227-7800 Fax: (850) 227-7878 E-Mail: mmagidson@ gtcom.net April 18, 25, 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 Mexico Beach: 120 Bridgeport Lane -PSJ (off of Ave. Ain PSJ). April 20, 2013 7:30am -2pmBig Yard SaleLots of kitchen items & other misc. stuff. NO EARLYBIRDS! Text FL49007 to 5664 St. Joe, 2104 Monument Ave. Sat. April 20th 8:00 am-1:00 pmMulti-Family Sale!26 inch fireplace insert, hand made quilt, coleman generator, 15 gallon lawn sprayer, White beach hunter metal detector, fabrics, ladies slacks: sizes 8-10, very Nice! Small blouses, chair, lamp shades and lots more! 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