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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quote quote id quote name JUMP From Page 6A From page 6A Subscribe to The Star Call 227-1278 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5 Tides . . . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Classi eds . . . . . . . . . B7-B8 Relay for life B1 YEAR 75, NUMBER 28 Thursday, A PRIL 25, 2013 BOCC, commissioners sued in federal court By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m The Gulf County Board of Commissioners, three current and former commissioners and a Port St. Joe resident are named as defendants in a federal civil rights lawsuit led last week. The suit, led by political action committee Citizens Improving Gulf County and its president Jim Garth, alleges that the BOCC, current Commissioners Warren Yeager and Carmen McLemore and former commissioner Bill Williams abused their power and illegally retaliated against the PAC and Garth for exercising protected First Amendment rights. The lawsuit also names Lois McElroy, a.k.a Christine or Christy McElroy, alleging she coordinated with the BOCC in the attacks against Citizens Improving Gulf County and Garth. The suit further levels a count of defamation toward McElroy. The suit asks for a jury trial and for unspeci ed punitive and compensatory damages. The lawsuit was led by Tallahassee attorney Marie Mattox. Although county attorney Jeremy Novak distributed copies of the lawsuit to the board, the BOCC had not been formally served. Yeager said he had no comment. Attempts to reach Williams were unsuccessful. McElroy said, I have no comment at this time. We will go from there. The allegations center on three 2012 BOCC meetings during which Citizens Improving Gulf County, Garth and other members were, according to the complaint, attacked and humiliated for exercising their rights to free speech and questioning government. The rst meeting was on April 24, 2012 when McElroy spoke during the Public Discussion portion of the BOCC meeting. McElroy, the complaint alleges, was invited and choreographed to speak to the BOCC about Garth and the PAC. At that meeting, McElroy alleged that during a meeting with Garth and two other PAC members she was asked to assist in digging up information that could be embarrassing to members of the BOCC and would be in turn fed to the press. McElroy mentioned a letter written by her to the BOCC detailing her allegations and as if on cue, the complaint details, Yeager requested the letter be read aloud in its entirety. The letter essentially detailed the allegations McElroy made, the complaint asserts. The second BOCC meeting came on July 24, 2012, after Garth had sent a letter to Yeager requesting he resign due to a con ict due to his employment with Preble Rish Engineers, the countys engineers See BOCC A8 The lawsuit alleges the BOCC choreographed Christy McElroys appearance and comments and were motivated to retaliate for Jim Garths exercise, on his own behalf and on behalf of the PAC, of First Amendment rights. Ashbrook announces for PSJ Group I Special to The Star David Ashbrook lives in Port St. Joe with his wife Joy and ve-year-old son David, Jr. Joy has been a teacher in the Gulf County School System for over eight years. David, Jr. will be starting Kindergarten in Port St. Joe in August. Growing up in a small town, Van Meter, Iowa, population 1,000, David found his love of small towns and a sense of community. Davids leadership and management skills were ingrained at an early age. During his senior year in high school, David joined the Army National Guard as a way to represent his community and serve his country. Serving as a military police of cer, he was deployed several times during his 12 years with the National Guard, most recently spending 18 months in Germany managing a police department for a small community where he worked closely with military police investigators and the criminal investigation division. He also served during 9-11. His duties required him to be involved in monitoring the newly appointed TSA at the Kansas City airport. Patterson announces for re-election Special to The Star James Bo Knows Patterson announced his candidacy for re-election to the Port St. Joe City Commission Group II. Bo has been very active in the community supporting youth baseball and Upward Basketball and is a two-term past president of the Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club. Bo is owner and operator of Bo Knows Pest Control and is a member of Florida Pest Management Association. Bo is a member of Long Avenue Baptist Church. Bo feels his 15 years in business in the city of Port St. Joe and past two years as a commissioner of the city working on the city budget and working with all the people of Port St. Joe make him the most quali ed candidate. Bo asks everyone to call him at 340-0260. JAMES PATTERSON DAVID ASHBROOKE See ASHBROOK A2 CUTLINE CREDIT Kevin and Chantel Burdette from Panacea were married last Saturday on Blacks Island. Their photographer for the occasion, Debbie and Jon Hooper with joebay.com, wondered if the couple would be interested in some aerial wedding pictures, given the gorgeous day. The Hoopers left Costin Airpark just before 7 p.m. ET, circled the island a couple of times for group shots and then snapped the bride and groom, who decided to provide a special pose for the special day. Sittin on the dock of the bay School district prepares to reduce workforce By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m The inevitable became reality this week for Gulf District Schools. During a special meeting Monday, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton ofcially noti ed the School Board and the union representing district employees of a Reduction of Force as the public schools stare down a de cit of more than $800,000 for the next budget year. The cuts have been predicted by Norton for months, even with the voter approval of a one mill additional levy in March that continues for four years. We had a projected shortfall of more than $2 million without the additional one mill, Norton said. This school year is balanced. This is all based on next years By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m As winter fades into a chilly memory and with Spring Break behind us, Gulf County and the surrounding areas now look to the summer months when tourism is at its peak. Local real estate brokers, rental agencies and the Tourist Development Council know that its time to kick into high gear as summer looms on the horizon. The area has seen its share of ups and downs with numerous hurricanes and the oil spill which contributed to the housing market crashing here almost a year before the rest of the U.S. So how are we doing? After speaking with brokers, rentals and TDC representatives, it may or may not be a surprise to learn that Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas and Mexico Beach are currently experiencing some of the best tourism results of the past eight years. Executive Director of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, Jennifer Jenkins, noted Forgotten Coast not so forgotten See SCHOOL A8 See FORGOTTEN A3 WES LOCHER | The Star Pin-up value has once again increased interest in real estate along the Forgotten Coast.

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, April 25, 2013 The time he served in the military is where he found his calling to serve the public and obtained his sense of duty. David attended North West Missouri State where he studied psychology and criminal justice. He was a mem ber of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity where he was quickly appointed as Treasurer. David also held a part-time job as a dispatcher for the local police department as well managed a 22-unit apartment complex and supervised the construction of a second complex where he then took over management. When he arrived in Gulf County, he was eager to be involved the community he was excited to call home. David served three years on the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Board where he was the Secretary and Vice President. He was instrumental in organizing and implementing a plan to increase the success of the Scal lop Festival in revenue and attendance. David was then asked to serve on the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Guild Board where he currently represents the board as the communications director. David has served as the Director of Operations for Tapper Company for the past six years. He manages the 35 employees of the MainStay Suites and The Port Inn. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations including sales, marketing, human resources and event manage ment. David is a Certied Hotel Administrator, the high est certication through the American Hotel and Lodg ing Association. As a family man, businessman, and veteran, David has acquired many of the skills necessary to serve as your next City Commissioner. He lives his life by adhering to the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, seless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. These values have served him well in his personal and professional life and are qualities that will help him make the hard deci sions necessary to strengthen Port St Joe. Remember that early voting is May 4-May 11 at the Supervisor of Elections ofce, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET Mon day Saturday. Election Day is May 14, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at the City Firehouse on Williams Avenue. You may contact David at 227-4068 with any questions or visit the campaign Facebook page at www.facebook.com/davidashbrook197 8 Thank you for your support. ASHBROOK from page A1 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m County Commissioner Car men McLemore urged his fellow commissioners Tuesday morn ing to support his effort to do a little of this, a little of that to spruce up the Dalkeith Indus trial Park for a new tenant. By the end of the day, the question for Commissioner Ward McDaniel was what a little bit of this, a little bit of that entailed. Commissioners called an emergency meeting Tuesday night to deal with the fallout af ter the board decision earlier in the day, which included McDan iel shutting down a county work crew and locking the door to the Industrial Park. While McLemore argued he was personally hurt by McDaniels action and that Mc Daniel had no authorization to shut down his work crew, Mc Daniel argued that the scope of work was beyond what was authorized. Further, McDaniel noted that staff from Tifco Inc., which is leasing the Industrial Park beginning May 1, were on the property even though the com pany had yet to offer the proof of insurance and lease pay ment required under the lease agreement. McDaniel also said the ceiling and insulation had been torn out, painting was commencing and the county was performing work that under the lease agreement was the Tifcos responsibility. He said the Board of County Commissioners discounted the lease payments to offset the renovation work the company would have to undertake in the Industrial Park. He said when arrived on the site, a county work crew, inmate crew, maintenance truck and limb truck was all on site. That was well beyond the ex penditure of $600 the board had authorized that morning for in stallation of a culvert pipe and driveway. Nobody should be on that property, McDaniel said. We have got to follow procedures. The contract says they would do this work. We are not going to refurbish that building. When is enough enough? McLemore said he would like to have met McDaniel at the park to resolve the issue and re iterated he had no authority to shut down a work crew. Deputy administrator Mi chael Hammond said county staff was caught in the middle. The problem for staff is this, you put us in a damnable posi tion when commissioners are pulling from both sides, Ham mond said. Commissioner Joanna Bryan said the issue was emblematic of a nagging problem. This is a perfect example of why things should be put in writing before they come to this board, Bryan said. Any motion that included a little bit of this and a little bit of that should not have been approved. Bryan was the lone dissent to the morning vote to autho rize McLemore to clean up the park and she also was the lone dissent when, during the emer gency meeting, commissioners approved McLemore continuing the project by painting the in side of the building at Tifcos expense until noon CT on Wednesday. We have nally gotten a com pany that is leasing the building and that will put people to work, McLemore said of the compa nys plans expand its workforce by up to 15 employees. The building has been vacant for several years, the company will have to put in money to up grade the facility and McLemore said creating a front-entrance driveway over county land the current entrance is over land owned by David and Abigail Taunton would improve the value of county property. Bryan noted that the compa ny had just been provided a very favorable lease by the county, low payments that are 100 per cent credited toward purchase. I have been contacted by a number of citizens who think that is excessive, Bryan said. We need to be cautious on ev erything we are giving with this property. County sues BP Unwilling to accept a late settlement offer from BP, the Board of County Commissioners pressed forward last week with litigation in circuit court. Last Saturday, April 20, was the three-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The statute of limitations on damage claims due to the spill would be come a factor on that date and last week the BOCC considered settlements from BP. Those settlements, which were linked into one settlement, was to resolve claims from the Gulf County Tourist Develop ment Council and the BOCC. While commissioners ex pressed a willingness to settle on the TDC claim, BP was offer ing to bring the total settlement of TDC damages to $365,000, but BP insistence that the claims be accepted as a bundle was a dealbreaker for commissioners. The settlement offer from BP on the countys claims was not made public. Last Saturday, attorneys representing the BOCC and the TDC ofcially led the paper work on litigation after addition al discussions with BP failed to broker an agreement. Commissioners have said that if the TDC settlement could be separated from the BOCC claim, they would accept it. ACF McDaniel, the countys rep resentative to the state board advocating for the ApalachicolaChattahoochee-Flint River Sys tem, said he would be attending meetings in Apalachicola this week aimed at crafting a re sponse to an proposal from the city of Atlanta for move water from the system. Atlanta, McDaniel said, cur rently is entitled to 9 percent of the water from Lake Lanier, the primary source of the Chatta hoochee and in turn the Apala chicola River. The city has proposed to in crease that to 25 percent. The ACF board will under take an assessment of river ows required to maintain ma rine life within the river system, McDaniel said. The fear, he added, was that further withdrawals from At lanta could be catastrophic to already stressed sheries, particularly oysters, within the system. Industrial park fuels commissioner debate

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Local The Star| A3 that trafc to the new TDC website was up 21 percent in March and 87 percent since February, signifying interest in the new brand and the area. Advertising programs were run in Atlanta and Birmingham to increase awareness of Port St. Joe as a vacation destination and a targeted search en gine marketing program is drove additional trafc to the online hub. The months of January and February showed in creased bed-tax revenues, said Jenkins. Numbers from the TDC show a 25 percent increase for January and a 4.5 per cent increase from Feb ruary compared to 2012. Though May is traditionally a slow month for tourism, Jenkins notes that that summer bookings are pac ing very strong. The TDCs are doing a great job at selling the product and the BP money has put rentals back on track, said Jay Rish, a bro ker with Gulf Coast Real Estate Group. He and fellow broker Natalie Shoaf echoed the sentiments on growth and said the sale of single-fam ily homes in Mexico Beach are up 100 percent from last year. Cash sales are also up 100 percent and the amount of days that a house is on the market is down 39 percent. Numbers are up across the board, said Shoaf. The market is fabulous. Rish said that the cur rent trend in the area is for sellers to get at least 90 percent of their asking price. Shoaf noted that she had seen some homes receive up to seven offers. While not quite the bid ding war of the old days, she called it a rare thing to see over the past eight years. Due to bad weather and an oil crisis, the hous ing market crashed in Gulf County a year before the rest of the country, but Shoaf was pleased to see things turning around. People who were wait ing to sell their homes are reportedly starting to put them on the market. The housing market is like the wild west, said Rish regarding the differ ence in dynamics between resellers and investors looking to make some money on foreclosures or bank sales, Each buyer is different. At one time the area had part-time residents from cities like Atlanta, Nash ville and Birmingham who were forced to leave during the economic downturn. Rish said that theyre starting to return. One way Rish identi ed that the market was returning was that he be gan receiving phone calls from scoundrels looking to make some quick cash through real estate. These buyers had been absent from the market for years. Its been an uphill battle, Shoaf said, but it wont be a buyers market for much longer. Rish said that demand in area homes is due to the pin-up value and new buy ers who didnt get burned when the market originally crashed. Its a family-friendly area with plenty of ecotourism and small-town coastal charm, said Rish. He explained that in his experience, tourists saw the real estate avail able during their visits and came back when it was time to buy. They took com fort in knowing that there wouldnt be any high rises popping up. A lot more people are aware of the area, said Shoaf. Get it while you can. Things have also picked up on the Cape, said Denise Tarpley, manager at Cape San Blas Vacation Rent als. She mentioned that the company had its big gest winter to date and that summer bookings were looking good and that they had the best March in their 30-year history. Adam White, Market ing Director for Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals said the rental company had a tre mendous year so far with 90 percent occupancy over spring break and are al ready 95 percent booked for the Fourth of July weekend. He credits the growth to the digital marketing strategies that the TDC pioneered for the area over the last year. Were expecting a re cord high this year. Twentyve to thirty percent of our references come from the TDC, said White. He cited the TDCs so cial media workshops in helping locals work togeth er to get visitors and new residents to Gulf Coast and explained that the TDC did a great job of spreading the word on the rental and real estate fronts. White said their email correspondence regarding rentals was up 45 percent from the previous year, likely due to more guests coming into the digital age. Though he appreci ates the community being supportive of one another, White said that his favor ite marketing strategy is to walk outside and take a photo of the beach and post it online. Within moments of be ing seen, people begin to ask where it was taken and how they can get there. They are of course, direct ed to Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals. Guests want that getaway-from-it-all feel, White said. They want an escape to something lowkey. We have the beaches for that. For any who may be lieve that Gulf Coast and the surrounding areas may still be feeling the effects of the economic downturn, the proof, as they say, is in the pudding and the areas has begun to ramp back up toward being a top vacation destination in Florida. Shoaf may have said it best, The Forgotten Coast is not as forgotten as it used to be. THURSDA Y L ADIES NIGH T 2 for 1 ANY THING SU N DA Y C ome r elax in the cour tyar d and enjo y beautiful S t. J oe B ay views SA T URDA Y B rian B o w en with M elissa B o wman & D avid H aun 8:00PM-12:00PM D rink S pecials ALL NIGHT 3463 4514573 FRIDA Y NIGHT 8:00PM-12:00PM SPECIAL MUSIC GUEST A Power -house blues, Memphis soul, and roots rocknroll musician. Featuring the high-octane boogie piano and big soul sounds of vocalist and blues man VICTOR W AINWRIGHT 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 Animal H ospital of P or t S t Joe 24-Hour Emergenc y Ser vice For Our Current Clients Great Ser vice F air Price Q ualit y I n t er nal M edicine S of t T issue/Or thopedic Sur ger y D en tistr y Clean and Spacious F acilit y Albert By as, DVM Will Rosenbaum, VMD Stephen Collier DVM M on, T ues T hurs & F ri 8:00 AM 5:30 P M 300 L ong A v e PSJ FL 32456 850-229-6009 Thursday, April 25, 2013 FORGOTTEN from page A1 WES LOCHER | The Star This year, cash sales are up 100 percent.

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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 OPINION www.starfl.com A Section Band of Brothers naw, none of them would ever say that. It was just college baseball. And we came from all over. Mike Scheunemann was from Carlsbad, California; Chap Wasson from Falls Church, Virginia; Bill Davis from Illinois; Rick Mathews from Seattle; Gary Sims from Mowbray Mountain; Bob White from up near Clevelandyou get the idea. We didnt have hardly anything in common. Except, maybe surviving! The University of the South is located on a wind swept plateau forty miles or so west and a couple of thousand feet higher than Chattanooga, Tennessee. It could get colder than all get out up there! And, since it was an all boys school back in the late s when we were playing, it could be way passed lonely. You throw in professors that lectured faster than a speeding bullet and expected you to memorize the entire syllabus the rst day, it could be a little intimidating. Ok, it could be a lot intimidating! Baseball was a much needed outlet for most of us. Of course, some were there because the football coach (who doubled as the baseball coach) made them play. I reckon he wanted to keep an eye on them. Or he felt like we needed a little more beef when the ghts broke out. We spent hours after hours on that ball eld from February into May whether we wanted to or not. We answered to names like Dootsie, Chappy, Under Dog, Blue Steel, Bambi, Corky, Mighty Silly Tommy Tilley, Loony Scheuny and The Prune. We built a re in the dugout on extra cold days. We raked an in eld that was so brick hard you couldnt make a dent in it. A slide into second base was like throwing your body across a slab of concrete. We ran endless laps around an out eld that seemed to grow longer as the season progressed. We took road trips in a couple of old Checker limousines that looked like something out of Bingo Long and The Traveling All-Stars. And we had to endure Bobby Akin reminding us how good he was..at every practice, before and after every game, at every meal, on every road trip and any other time that he was awake. We had each others backs. The day I got my Dear John letter John Popham met me at the rst base line, She must have nally gotten a good look at you in the daylight. John Stewart added, You didnt send her a recent picture by chance. Rick Van Orden strolled by singing, Its just a matter of time. Teammates to the end! We did hold our breaths and our tongues (for a moment) when Akin hit the fence nose rst, George Horton broke his ankle sliding into second and Van Orden ripped a deep gash above his eye in a collision at rst base. Bob White told me about the big city. I explained how we did things in a small West Tennessee town. Tim Peters drove me down to the City Caf after practice and, over a Coke, talked baseball, country music and how to survive at the university. Corky Grant didnt say you need to practice hard. He led by example. Tim Turpens mom liked me more than him most days. We laughed and joked and got on each other..and in between we played some pretty good baseball. It was an honor to play behind Bob White or Dain Sain and along side John Stewart, Chap Wasson, Ernest Kirk and the others. Scheuny would grab me as he headed out to right eld, Kes, you get out here quick and catch anything you can, I told Coach Majors I came here to hit, not to eld. If you needed an encouraging word, it might come in a strange form, but it would come. When a real problem arose, those baseball players lined up to provide aid and comfort. If you were really down and out, they wouldnt let you get near a gun or a cliff. If you were short on cash, those guys were better than an ATM. Jim Williams and the Paschall brothers talked me into attending the University of the South. A baseball team saw that I didnt fail. Those people that think a college education is immersing yourself in European surveys, trigonometry and memorizing ream after ream of John Milton and Shakespeare, might be surprised. I learned more out on that old baseball eld than all the classrooms put together. Billy Cunningham, a pretty fair switch hitting catcher, had the idea to get us all back to The Mountain for a reunion. Weve been doing it for several years now. We hug each other unashamedly. We talk about marrying above ourselves. We relish in retelling those wonderful stories (again and again) of yesteryear. We watch the present day team play. And we lean on each other getting up and down the bleachers. Popham keeps us informed via email on the comings and goings in our group, as well as reminding us that Akin might not have been quite as good as he says. John will zing all of us from time to time. But I thank God for John and Bobby; both live near my oldest son in the Nashville area. If something went terribly wrong they would drop everything and sprint to Joshs aid! As would any of the others that understood I had a real need. I marvel at, and appreciate to this day, the depth of friendships that were born on that old hard rock baseball eld in such an out of the way place. And Im so thankful there are still things left in this world the years cant diminish. But Band of Brothers.naw, none of them would ever SAY that... Respectfully, Kes They made me toe the line! Our parents and grandparents leave us memories. Hopefully, yours left you good memories. My grandfather, who I called, Papa, continues to give me memories and things many years after his departure. He was packrat, keeping things just in case he might need them some day or perhaps so that someone would nd it and realize some meaning. The other day I did just that. My older brother and I were going through some of Papas things the other day together and my brother held up a Florida road map from the American Oil Company and asked me, Do you want this? Sometimes its eerie, I see my Papa in my older brother and when he asked me the question, it was almost as if Papa was asking me. Papa and I would load up in one of his little cars with his little dog and head off to Florida on many occasions. Sometimes we would get there and sometimes we would not. It all depended on who we met along the way and if we found too many other interesting places to stop. We would eat peanuts, hoop cheese and crackers. We would try new soda waters along the way. Papa was guilty of letting little boys drink too many RC Colas, Fantas, Nehis and any other sugary drink you could get from a roadside store or vending machine. My older brother knew I wanted the road map of Florida. By asking, he was simply telling me I needed it. It was old, but I couldnt really tell how old it was. There was no date stamped on the front and I wanted to handle it carefully until I could get to a place I could examine it more carefully. We were in a dark place where my Papa hid things that only we know about. (I say this just to irritate some of my relatives who think we know the hiding place of my Papas treasure.) In trying to determine the age of the map, I rst looked at the popular points of interest. As the American Oil Company map states, To help add adventure to your trip, high lights of popular points of interest are described below. One place of particular interest to me was Cape Canaveral, Florida. On the map it noted that Cape Canaveral was home of the United States Missile Center and launching site. I knew that around 1960, the Missile Firing Laboratory as it was called had become an extension of NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Later in 1962, Kennedy Space Centers Launch Operations Center was established as an independent NASA eld center, separate from the Alabama NASA location. The map seemed to be from the late 1950s to early 1960s. Checking Boca Ratons key attraction, I found Africa U.S.A. This turned out to be a really interesting place on the map (or it used to be). On March 10, 1953, John Pedersen opened Africa U.S.A. to the public. The admission to the gardens areas was free, and the Jungle Train Tour was 95 cents. The Jungle Train was open-air. In other words, there were no bars protecting you from the wild beasts. It sounded like a lot of fun. It was a zoo with no cages where visitors could safely interact with the animals. Pedersen roamed the world collecting animals and buying them from other zoos. These included camels, elephants and giraffe. The herds began to grow as the animals adapted to the South Florida climate. There were also cheetahs and other exotic animals running around. Im not so sure about safely interacting with some of these creatures. It reminds me a little of Jurassic Park. Reading more about John Pedersen, I found that he and his wife were The Florida Map CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert Although the odds of having your identity stolen remain quite low, anyone whos ever been had their bank or credit card account compromised knows what a pain it can be to unravel the mess. Sometimes enterprising hackers just need your Social Security number, address and date of birth to start opening new accounts in your name. Many victims dont realize anythings wrong until they apply for a new account and nd their credit has been trashed; or, they start getting calls from collection agencies regarding unfamiliar accounts. More and more people have begun blocking access to information in their credit reports, even if there hasnt yet been any fraudulent activity, by instituting a security freeze. A credit security freeze is where you instruct the three major credit bureaus to disallow new creditors from viewing your credit report and score. Because most businesses wont lend without rst checking your report, a freeze can deter identity thieves. Before going to the trouble and expense of doing a credit freeze, however, learn how the process works and be aware of several possible inconveniences: First, determine if you really need a credit freeze. If your credit or debit card is lost or stolen, you wont necessarily be a victim of identity theft, which usually requires additional personal information. Similarly, fraudulent billing charges dont necessarily indicate identity theft. Verify by reviewing your credit reports. You can order one free report annually from the three major bureaus through the AnnualCreditReport. com; otherwise youll pay a small fee. To freeze your credit reports, you must individually contact each credit bureaus: Equifax ( www.equifax.co m ), Experian ( www.experian. co m ) and TransUnion ( www.transunion.co m ). Youll need to supply your name, address, birth date, Social Security number and other personal information. Filing requirements and fees vary based on your state of residence (commonly $5 to $10). People over age 65 sometimes receive a discount and if you are an identity theft victim, credit freezes are free although youll need to provide supporting paperwork. Once implemented, youll receive a unique personal identi cation number (PIN) from each credit bureau. Store these PINs securely because youll need them to temporarily lift a credit freeze and then reinstate it usually for a fee. All these fees can really add up, so if youre planning any action that requires a credit check, you may want to hold off implementing a freeze. It can take up to ve business days to process a request for a security freeze or temporarily lift, so plan major purchases or other credit actions carefully. A few additional facts about credit freezes: Although freezes can help block the creation of new credit accounts, they can't prevent an identity thief from making charges to existing accounts. Your current creditors can still access your credit reports, as can collection agencies acting on their behalf. Government agencies have access for collecting child support payments or taxes, to investigate Medicaid fraud, or in response to court or administrative orders, subpoenas or search warrants. You can temporarily lift a credit freeze either for a speci c period of time, or for a speci c party say, a potential landlord or employer. If you lose your PIN, you may request a new one, although there may be a fee. Bottom line: Always monitor your credit reports to spot errors or fraudulent activity. To take security a step further, consider placing a credit freeze on your reports. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMone y Should you Freeze your credit reports? JASON ALDERMAN Page 4 Thursday, April 25, 2013 THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK @ PSJ_Star FOLLOW US ON TWITTER See CRANKS A5

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Local The Star| A5 Thursday, April 25, 2013 RESTORE projects reect local wants, needs By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m The RESTORE Act Committee had its nal meeting recently to decide which preapplications would move to the ofcial application stage as the committee whittled down the list of projects that may receive funding from the RESTORE act settlement with BP. Formed after an October meeting during which the broad strokes of the RESTORE Act were laid out, the goal of the group was to have not-for-prot projects with environmental or economic benets for Gulf County on the table if and when the money nally came. Six months, and 84 preproposals later, the county is still waiting with little information on what type of funds Gulf County may be eligible for. Its hard to work up a plan if you dont know where youre going, said Don Butler, chairman of the RAC. The group did, however, accomplish its goal of narrowing the projects down to 73 valid prospects. With 84 projects presented totaling over $113 million, there came 84 separate ideas on how to improve the towns, structures and areas around Gulf County. Theyre all good projects and all of them were submitted by good people, said Butler. What follows is a sampling of the pre-applications that were submitted for consideration. The City of Port St. Joe led a pre-proposal for needed improvements to the Centennial Building, which has been used a civic gathering location since 1938. The $475,000 proposal suggested that if the building was to stay in use, repairs were needed to the roong and ooring with additional funds going toward sound dampening and new paint. Renovations were estimated to take 18 months. A proposal was led by the Gulf County School Board for funds to be allocated toward renovating existing science labs in both the Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka junior/senior high schools. These updates would create state-of-the-art laboratories and adjoining classrooms for implementing a science program aimed at training students for careers and lifestyles that promoted conservation and protection of the areas ecosystems and natural resources. The $1.5 million dollar project would also cover the purchase of supplies, equipment, staff development and transportation. Its about opening career paths for our students, said Sara Joe Wooten, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. It will let them look at how the environment affects their community. Also in the market for educational updates, Gulf Coast State College President Jim Kerley proposed a new multipurpose technology center be added to the Gulf/Franklin campus. The $3.9 million dollar project would provide the lab space required to provide technical training programs to expand and diversify the economy of Gulf County. Local historic landmark, the Port Theatre was one focus of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency. The agency led a 3-year, $3.5 million proposal for acquiring and renovating the Reid Avenue structure along with making updates to the furniture and equipment. These upgrades would allow the building to be a source of community theatre that would support the arts and contribute dollars to the local economy through job creation and new business opportunities. On a mission to make Gulf County more accessible to visitors, the Tourist Development Council suggested a Waynding project aimed at making navigation of the Forgotten Coast a little bit easier. The $269,000 project would add signage and graphic communication to various places of interest. The consistent and organized look would reportedly help visitors simplify their travel from place to place while also allowing for old or faded signs to be replaced. Research conrmed our guests are explorers and like to wander so good, clean, strategically placed branded signs would be a great asset for us, said Jennifer Jenkins, Executive Director of the TDC. It connects the brand to the visitor while they are in market. The City of Wewahitchka submitted ve proposals, one of them to suggest replacement of the Dead Lakes dam. This would aim to x water levels that have lowered both the sh populations and shing-related tourism in the area. The $5 million dollar project would also create a new water supply for the north end of the county. Friends of St. Joseph State Park teamed up with the Constitution Convention Museum State Park and expressed interest in extending the Cap San Blas bike path with a project estimated at $1 million. Open only to foot and bike trafc, the recommended extension would begin at the current paths end on the northern end of the Cape and end inside Eagle Harbor Park. It was suggested that the bike path would give visitors another way to enjoy the peninsula State Park, which receives over 200,000 visitors each year. The largest amount on the list checks in at $17 million for the stabilization of St. Joseph Peninsula Beach. Sections of the beach have eroded over the years and the GBOCC, which led the application, said that without this nourishment, the beach may not last another 10 years. This 12-month project would treat the area from the southern tip of the beach to one mile north of the Stump Hole area. Butler went on to mention that other counties are now reaching out after hearing about the Gulf County RAC process. Its a great thing. The more of us moving in the same direction, the better, he said. With myriad other plans, projects and ideas, Gulf County has plenty of ways to make the Forgotten Coast unforgettable. All 84 of the pre-applications can be read online at www. gulfcounty-.gov/grants.cfm. The RESTORE Act Committee consisted of Chairman Don Butler, Towan Kopinsky, Jeremy Novak, David Richardson, Jennifer Jenkins, Johanna White, Loretta Costin, Kim Bodine, Jim Anderson, Phillip Gaskin, Dewey Blaylock, Eugene Rafeld, Guerry Madgison, and Pat Hardman. Warren Yeager served for several sessions, eventually being replaced by Minnie Likely. With myriad other plans, projects and ideas, Gulf County has plenty of ways to make the Forgotten Coast unforgettable. All 84 of the pre-applications can be read online at www.gulfcounty-.gov/grants.cfm. an incredible story by themselves. Pedersen came to Florida from Racine, Wisconsin. He was a fellow had struggled through many hard times early in his life. John was a fellow who had fallen on hard times who always wanted an African Safari of his own. After trying his hand at a number of things to keep his family fed through very rough times including the Great Depression, John found his goldmine. Actually his wife, Lillian found it or found a way to rope it in. Lillian was real handy with crafty things and started making these little fancy ropes she called curtain tie-backs out of scraps of material. They got real popular with her friends and neighbors. Her husband, John after patenting the curtain tiebacks, went to Chicago and sold them to all the major Chicago department stores like Montgomery Ward and Sears Roebuck. With these contracts, the Unique Novelty Company was born and the Pedersens began dreaming about that African Safari again. With the proceeds from the curtain tie-backs, John bought land around Racine where he constructed affordable housing for workers. His two bedroom houses cost $1000 to buy, and he built 70 houses for rental properties. He became well-known for his one cents sale if you bought one house you got another for one cent! Can you believe that? Well, he eventually ended up in Boca Raton, Florida and bought a lot of land where he built Africa U.S.A. I guess you could say the Pedersens just needed to pull back the curtains to see their dreams. Africa U.S.A was sold and closed its doors on September 4, 1961. All of Johns animals were sold at auction to zoos around the country. Mr. Pedersen was 65 at the time and tired of ghting city hall. I guess folks got a little edgy living so close to an African Safari. Therefore, I gured out my map had to be around 1960 or so. Then, I came across a site on the internet that decodes the numbers used on road maps to determine when they were published, the version, the original map date, etc. I gured out the year it was published and the other particulars. It was a good feeling. My brother had asked me if I wanted my Papas Florida road map which I found to be published in 1962, using the mapping information and points of interest from a few years previous. My brother knew I wanted it. My Papa knew I would want it. He had saved it for me. I was born in 1962. Over the next 10 to 12 years, my Papa would take me back and to forth to the Sunshine State for adventures that he keeps reminding me of. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. Robert C. Bruner Attorne y P ersonal & Business Bankruptcy Ov er 30 Y ears Le g al Experience O f c e l o c a t e d a t : 19 Island Dri v e, Eastpoint, FL 850-670-3030 W e are a debt relief agenc y W e can help people le bankruptc y relief under the U.S. Bankruptc y Code. The hiring of a la wyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon adv ertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualications and e xperience. 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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A Special to The Star What would you name a mama sea turtle? Would you name her after your mother, a country music singer, your best friend or your favorite ower? And if you can think of lots of names you can also name all the hatchlings. Do you know a child or a friend who would like to follow their own mother sea turtle and her nest of eggs this summer? With turtle nesting season approaching the Supporters of St. Vincent National Wildlife Preserve is once again looking for interested persons to adopt sea turtle nests. This program along with grant money provides nancial assistance to support the sea turtle nesting program on the island. An adopted nest makes a thoughtful gift for any occasion. Nesting season begins in May and runs through October. Loggerhead turtles are the most prevalent species that lay their eggs on the gulf beaches of St. Vincent Island. Each nest contains over 100 eggs. Con rmed nests (those that actually contain eggs) need protection from the predators primarily feral hogs and raccoons that live on the island. The beaches are patrolled several times a week by trained volunteers. The crawls are examined by the volunteers to determine the species of the turtle and if there are eggs in the nest. The con rmed nests are protected with wire cages, marked, and the location is documented with GPS. The nests are then monitored for the rest of the season ending with a hatch count when the nest hatches. You can help support the turtle program on St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge by participating in our Adopt-a-Nest program. For a small fee of $25 you will be able to name the turtle whose nest you adopt and you will receive the following: adoption certi cate photo of adopted nest activity/hatchling report recognition in Supporters newsletter Proceeds from nest adoptions help offset refuge costs for the turtle monitoring program. These costs include fuel for the survey vehicles and materials to construct cages to protect nests from predators. Turtle adoptions make a wonderful gift for people of any age who care about turtles and wildlife preservation. With so many turtles choosing to nest on St. Vincent Island last year, we are hoping for an increase in turtle adoptions. To adopt a nest or learn more about the program, email us at supportstvin@hotmail.com or leave a message at 2296735 and thank you for your support! Wednesday, May 8 will be the last monthly island tour before the summer heat and bugs arrive. In the fall the tours will resume on the second Wednesday of each month. Our enhanced website will give you details about the tours plus a convenient place to sign up. Just click on Island Tour Sign Up. The tour is free, but participants must make a reservation on the web @ www.stvincentfriends.com Seats are lled on a rst come, rst served basis. There is a small charge for boat transportation to and from the island. You can also visit the island on your own. Do remember that the island is primitive bring everything you need, including drinking water and leave only your footprints behind. This monthly column is provided by the Supporters of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge. Please visit our web page for more information and volunteer opportunities www.stvincentfriends. com and never miss an opportunity to visit St. Vincent Island. 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 25 79 63 30 % F ri, A pr 26 80 67 0 % S a t A pr 27 78 67 30 % Sun, A pr 28 78 66 40 % M on, A pr 29 79 65 60 % T ues A pr 30 81 66 0 % W ed M a y 01 78 64 0 % SPONSORED BY Inshore Offshore Gag grouper is back open in Franklin Co. and Indian Pass for our region. Good reports from the live bottom areas are producing nice 12-15 pound fish in 100 feet of water. Cobia fever has sent in on the Forgotten Coast this week with great reports from Mexico Beach and the Cape as well. Live eels, pin fish and jigs all will work for these fish, but be prepared, most are over the 50 pound mark! Our area fishing is heating up this month as the weather and air temps start to climb. Trout and red fish are in the bays over the flats once again. Gulp shrimp in new penny color is red hot right now, if flounder is on the menu, try new penny with a chartreuse tail. Spanish mackerel and great pompano are running the beaches along Cape San Blas and Indian Pass this week. Boats need love, too! Fiberglass repairs, Part 4 Re nishing with gelcoat or paint Matching color with gelcoat is best accomplished by ordering a factory match from boat dealer, Spectrum Colors or Mini-Craft of Florida. Provide them with year, make and model along with hull number, located on right rear corner of transom. The kit include the catalyst needed but recommend ordering recommended thinner and a Pre-Val spray kit (about $10); this kit will allow you to spray the repaired area without air compressor/paint gun, etc. Follow mixing instructions on the can, mix a small amount, 2-3 ounces, for small repair, gelcoat will catalyze in 15-30 minutes after mixed, depending on outside temperatures and amount of catalyst added. Apply a very light coat rst, wait 3-5 minutes, then heavier coat, wait, third and fourth coats. Now open pre-val container and add a tablespoon, one-third ounce of the reducer, apply 2-3 additional light coats around the perimeter 3-4 inches beyond repair. The objective is to allow the original gelcoat to slightly show through; this will help blend repair into surrounding areas. Allow gelcoat to thoroughly dry, about 24 hours. Begin wet sanding area with 600 grit, objectives is to make new gelcoat, perfectly smooth (careful, dont sand through your fresh gelcoat). Now, sand again with 800-1,000 grit and then with 1,500 grit, polish with compound and apply a coat of wax. Star Staff Report The 98 Real Estate Group Ling Ding Tournament finished week three and the cobia are coming to the scales each week. Capt. Mitch Coleman was leading after the first week with a 67.30 pound fish, and so far it is still holding the lead. In week two Capt. Charlene Burke was fishing out of the boat named St. Misbehavin II and caught a cobia weighing 37.96 pounds. In week three Capt. Dave Mullis caught a cobia weighing 41.85 pounds. He was fishing in the boat named Spirit Horse. The largest amberjack in the tournament was caught by Keith Carraway in the boat named Seament. It weighed 71.87 pounds. The tournament will conclude this Saturday, April 27, with a party for the anglers at Mexico Beach Marina on Saturday evening. SHIPSHAPE By Richard Hance Page 6 Thursday, April 25, 2013 Ling Ding tourney wraps up week 3 PHOTO SPECIAL TO THE STAR Capt. Dave Mullis with the biggest cobia caught in week three of the Ling Ding Tournament. The sh weighed in at 41.85 pounds. Adopt a nest mother and baby sea turtles BIRDS-EYE VIEW FROM ST. VINCENT ISLAND

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com A Section Robbins, Davis win individual titles Star Staff Report Maya Robbins and NNamdi Davis swept the 100 meter titles and the Port St. Joe girls nished fourth at the Region 1-1A track and eld meet last week in Jacksonville. Robbins, a junior, took the 100 meters in a time of 12.69 and also garnered two silver medals, nishing second at 200 meters with a time of 25.73 and second in the long jump with a leap of 16-feet-11. Davis, a senior, won the boys 100 meters in a time of 10.96. Davis also quali ed for the state meet this weekend in the triple jump, nishing fourth. The top four individuals or teams in each event advanced to the state Class 1A Track and Field meet this Friday in Jacksonville. Also qualifying to state for Port St. Joe was Nicole Endres, second in the pole vault with a leap of 10-0. The Port St. Joe girls compiled 38 points to nish in fourth place in the team standings. The Port St. Joe boys were 13th; the Wewahitchka boys were 21st and the Lady Gators nished 22nd. In other individual efforts, Davis was fth in the triple jump and Michell Pryor scored points for Port St. Joe by nishing seventh in the shot put. Pryor was ninth in the discus. Jack Cummings was seventh for Port St. Joe in the shot put and Celeste Chiles was seventh in the pole vault. In the girls 4 by 400, the Wewahitchka team of TKalyn Carter, Hope Freeman, Brittany Grif n and McKenna Waters nished sixth and the Port St. Joe team of Damari Cutler, Robbins, Brooklyn Quinn and Maliyah McNair was eighth. The Wewahitchka boys 4 by 100 team of Shaquille Scott, Bryce Chancey, Cameron Laster and Josh Epps was seventh and the 4 by 800 team of Scott, Laster, Epps and Jakob Bidwell was also seventh. The Port St. Joe girls 4 by 800 team of Zykeriah Pittman, Khaliyah Johnson, Aliyah Johnson and Morgan Gant nished 10th. Port St. Joes Jak Riley was 12th in the 200 meters and 15th in the long jump; Freeman was 12th in the 400 meters; and Port St. Joes Teiyaha Hutchinson was 11th in the 200. Tiger Sharks eliminated in district tournament Star Staff Report Walks and errors, an Achilles heel for the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team all season caught up to the Tiger Sharks again in the district tournament. Port St. Joe fell to South Walton on Monday in the opening round of the tournament 6-0, ending the Tiger Sharks season. Port St. Joe managed just four hits in the seven innings of play and were hurt by errors and walks in the third and fth innings as the Seahawks built their lead. South Walton advances to take on top-seeded Bozeman in the semi nals today. The Tiger Sharks ended up 10-16. I would like to thank all of the players for working throughout the season, said Coach Chuck Gannon. We would like to thank the community for its continued support of Shark baseball. We would also like to wish our four seniors the best of luck in their next step in life. Star Staff Report Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School basketball standouts Jessica Smith and Raheem Wright were chosen as members of two area all-star classics played in the past month. Both played in the Halifax All-Star Classic held April 6 at Gulf Coast State College and there were also selected to play in the 8th annual Florida Panhandle Shootout on April 12 at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. Senior athletes were selected from high schools between Pensacola and Tallahassee to headline these events. At the Halifax Classic, Smith scored ve points and had one steal in the girls game. Wright had eight points and ve rebounds for the winning East squad during the boys event. Rutherford star, Jai Jenks, a Wewahitchka native, who moved to Panama City during his elementary years, was named the Most Valuable Player of the game. At the Florida Panhandle Shootout, Wright scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the East team to victory. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the game. Smith scored four points and played great defense for the East girls squad. This was a great honor for Jessica and Raheem, said WHS boys basketball coach Jay Bidwell. They are the rst two basketball players from Wewa in recent history to participate in a basketball allstar game and they actually were chosen for two different all-star teams. On top of this, Raheem was able to show other top high school and college coaches what made him such a special player for us when he earned the MVP at the Panhandle Shootout. By playing at such a high level against future college players, Raheem gave us a preview of what he might accomplish at the college level. Jessica also demonstrated great basketball potential, but as a three-sport star, she decided to go another route earlier this spring when she signed with the University of Central Floridas softball team. I join the whole administration and coaching staff here at Wewahitchka High in wishing these two special players the best of luck as they continue their athletic and academic pursuits at the university level. Spring football begins next week Star Staff Report Spring football practice begins next Wednesday for the two county high schools. Spring practice begins on May 1 for Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High Schools, with two weeks of practice culminating in a spring jamboree on May 16. The jamboree will be held at Shark Stadium in Port St. Joe and the two county schools will be joined by Franklin County. Each team will play two halves, four full quarters. The night gets started at 6:30 p.m. ET with Franklin County facing Wewahitchka in the rst half of play. Franklin County will play one half against Port St. Joe and the night will end with Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe facing off for two quarters. The community is encouraged to come out and support these three football programs. PSJ girls place second at regional track meet Page 7 Thursday, April 25, 2013 SPECIAL TO THE STAR After winning the district title the previous week, the Port St. Joe girls nished fourth in the Region 1-1A track and eld meet. WHS players Smith, Wright standout in classics SPECIAL TO THE STAR Jessica Smith and Raheem Wright played in two all-star classic basketball games the past month. PHIL COALE | Special to The Star Port St. Joe Coach Chuck Gannon, right, and team captain Tyler Worley, a senior, bring the lineup to the meeting of umpires prior to the start of the playoff game with South Walton. PHIL COALE | Special to The Star MaKayla Ramsey won two games, striking out 11 in the semi nals, to lead Port St. Joe to the district title game. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team hosted the District 4-1A tournament last week and the Lady Tiger Sharks reached the title game before falling to Liberty County. Port St. Joe will travel to Sneads Tuesday for a regional quarter nal matchup. The winner will face the winner of Liberty CountyWewahitchka on May 3. The Lady Tiger Sharks opened the district tournament by whipping West Gadsden 15-0 in a game shortened due to the run rule. MaKayla Ramsey started on the mound for Port St. Joe and struck out seven and walked none and allowed no hits and no runs over four innings. Ramsey had three hits to lead Port St. Joe while Haley Wood, Brittany King, Shannon Pridgeon and Halleigh Keels each knocked out a pair of hits. In the semi nals, Port St. Joe pounded South Walton 9-3. Ramsey went the distance on the mound, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out 11 and walking three over seven innings. Keels had three hits, Ramsey two and King pasted a two-run home run in the sixth to pad the lead. In the title game, Liberty County, ranked No. 3 in the state in Class 1A, carved out a 6-2 victory. We had our opportunities but we got only one run in the second after loading the bases and just couldnt get a hit when we loaded them again in the seventh, said Port St. Joe coach Jim Belin. Ramsey pitched six innings, allowing 11 hits and four earned runs while striking out ve and walking two. Wood, Ramsey and Callie Fleshren each had two hits and Kelsey Miles, King, Christian Laine and Keels had one hit each. Port St. Joe runner-up at tournament

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The Yeager allegations had been publicly aired by PAC members, the complaint details. The allegations concerning Yeager are also the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Florida Commission on Ethics, which is scheduled to hold a closed hearing on the matter this week. At the July 24 BOCC meeting, the complaint details, McElroy again discussed Garth and the PAC during the Public Discussion portion of the meeting. McElroy began by asserting that the PAC had raised questions about the passing of a county nuisance and homeless shelter ordinance and again, the complaint notes, McElroy was provided additional speaking time by commissioners. Yeager and Williams picked up the comments from there, with Yeager saying there were personal attacks against him and threats to his family and others, according to the complaint. Williams said the PAC had bad intent and motives and was out to destroy people. McLemore said if the PAC had problem it should come after him and leave family alone, alleging threats that had not been made, the complaint reads. The lawsuit alleges the BOCC choreographed McElroys appearance and comments and were motivated to retaliate for Garths exercise, on his own behalf and on behalf of the PAC, of First Amendment rights. The lawsuit details that in a matter unrelated to the BOCC meetings, the State Attorney began an investigation based on a complaint by Yeager. The lawsuit alleges the investigation was initiated and conducted in retaliation for Garths and the PACs legal and protected statements. The nal meeting detailed in the complaint concerns a BOCC meeting of Oct. 25, 2012. The lawsuit alleges McElroy was invited into the room where commissioners were concluding preparation for the meeting where she offered documents pertaining to her upcoming comments that morning. McElroy was again invited up during Public Discussion during which she falsely and maliciously attacked the PAC and Garth, detailing information from the SAO investigation which had already been closed, the lawsuit details. McElroy and Williams used the term extortion to describe the actions of Garth and the PAC and criticized the actions of several local individuals during the investigation. The lawsuit alleges that after that meeting, multiple phone calls, from one or more of the named defendants, were made to the SAO in order to have the extortion investigation reopened. The sole result of the reopening of the case, the lawsuit details, was to shift the focus to a criminal conviction of Garths more than 40 years old and whether his voting rights had been restored. The evidence of the conviction and the voting rights question has never been made public. When the Gulf County Supervisor of Elections moved ahead to remove Garth from the voters rolls, the SAO failed to provide evidence of a crime and suggested the removal of Garth from the voting rolls should not progress. The result, the lawsuit alleges, was retaliatory humiliation for Garth and the PAC. They allegations are that operating under the color of state law as elected ofcials, the BOCC, Williams, Yeager and McLemore took actions designed to retaliate and humiliate and infringe on the protected interests of Garth and the PAC. The board and commissioners continued that infringement through the false complaint that led to the SAO investigation and later by contacting the SAO to have the investigation re-opened, the lawsuit alleges. Yeager, Williams and McLemore, individually, further infringed on the First Amendment rights of Garth and the PAC, the lawsuit alleges, through actions and words at BOCC meetings and the false complaint to the SAO. The lawsuit makes the same claim toward McElroy through a legal theory that McElroy possessed animus toward Garth and the PAC and was spurred by recommendation through the actions of the BOCC. McElroy, the lawsuit alleges, acted in bad faith and malicious purpose and deliberate indifference and/or reckless disregard for the civil rights of the plaintiffs. The lawsuit further alleges abuse of power by the BOCC and Williams, Yeager and McLemore for knowingly directing or causing the SAO investigation and for that investigation to be reopened, motivated by the private and illegal agenda of the board, individual commissioners or McElroy. The board further erred by not having in place a policy to protect the plaintiffs constitutional rights to free speech and expression and failed to adopt a policy even after learning of the damage and harm to plaintiffs, including grave mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss of capacity for enjoyment of life, embarrassment, humiliation, loss of reputation, lost employment opportunity and lost wages. McElroy is additionally sued for abuse of power due to her allegedly providing the recommended path for the BOCC and individual commissioners to engage Garth and the PAC and for defamation of character. BOCC from page A1 Thursday, April 25, 2013 projections. As we have known about the shortfall, even with the additional mill, we had to sit down and plan for it, to identify potential cuts. We knew this was coming. Notifying the School Board and union of the pending job cuts is a requirement by law. The noti cation also provides some exibility to the district on how cuts will be made. The district, as it does each year, last month notied those personnel employed for less than three years and on annual contract that their contracts were up. In a typical year, the district will hire nearly all those teachers back once budget numbers are clear. The union, president Billy Hoover said, would like the district to make the cuts from that pool of teachers and not hire 30 back before cutting other teaching positions. They want to cut tenured teachers, which I dont understand, Hoover said. However, where a Reduction of Force noti cation has been issued, state law mandates that districts not take seniority into account on job cuts. We can not make these cuts on the back of our younger teachers, Norton said. As the state requires, we had to decide that the number one priority was to identify our program needs of the students of Gulf County. Norton said the estimated number of positions eliminated in the teaching ranks to be 12-15, adding that cuts will be signi cantly realized through attrition. As detailed in the Reduction of Force noti cation, much of the focus on job cuts will be among instructional personnel, but Norton said there will be cuts in administrative and non-instructional positions. Among the various services the district provides, including transportation and food service, the district will also look at the viability of outsourcing custodial/janitorial services, which would eliminate 1112 positions. Norton, however, noted that in examining the spectrum of cuts, administrative cuts in the schools will prove dif cult as each school is already operating without an assistant principal. District staff has also been reduced each of the past two years. We are literally in the marrow, Norton said. We arent in the muscle, we arent in the bone. We are in the marrow. We do not have assistant principals in the schools. We are very light in district staff. We think we do an excellent job with the existing staff. Given the current numbers for public school nancing in the Florida Legislature and they are subject to change in the nal weeks of the legislative session before arriving on the governors desk the district will bring in $16.26 million in revenue next year against $17.128 in expenditures, translating into a shortfall of $868,249 for scal year 2013-14. Included in those expenditures is $190,000 in what Norton called an unfunded mandate for the district to pick up 2 percent of the 3 percent employees must now pay toward retirement and $307,849 in merit-based teacher raises that can not be spent for any other use. Again, Tallahassee is setting the terms and passing down unfunded mandates, Norton said. They get to look good and bad and they make us look bad and ugly. Compounding that is declining enrollment. The district receives roughly $3,200 in state nancing for every fulltime equivalent student. The district has lost more than 400 students the past decade. This year alone, Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School saw enrollment erode by nearly 40 students, more than offsetting modest gains at the two elementary schools. There is $100,000 in funding lost, Norton said. But despite that, we are a high-performing district that ranks in the top 25 percent in the state of Florida. We have two A schools and in comparison Bay County does not have one. We have wonderful schools that serve our community. To cut any further than we are going to and deliver the high level of service we do now would be an impossible task. The School Board will formally begin considering areas for budget cuts beginning with its next regular meeting, to be held 6 p.m. CT May 7 at Wewahitchka Elementary School. SCHOOL from page A1

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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) Manorama has played the most leading roles in movie history and is what nationality? British, German, Indian, Italian 2) Whos been the only U.S. president blind in one eye? Monroe, Taylor, T. Roosevelt, Eisenhower 3) What was the rst TV show ever to be put into reruns? Rin Tin Tin, Cisco Kid, Lone Ranger, Sky King 4) Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico is what type of organization? Political, Musical, Olympic, Floral 5) The worlds termites outweigh the humans about how many to 1? 2, 3, 5, 10 6) Who was the Good Gray Poet? Longfellow, Whitman, Frost, Sandburg 7) Besides Deputy Fife, what character won an Emmy for The Andy Grif th Show? Aunt Bee, Floyd, Andy, Ernest T. Bass 8) What date is a French legal holiday on which WWII ended in Europe? March 10, May 8, July 20, Oct. 3 9) Where does a hemi-designed engine ordinarily place the sparkplugs? Sides, Center, Back, Front 10) Both Lincoln and Kennedy were killed on what day of the week? Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 11) Whats the square of a number? Zeme, Zenzic, Zizel, Zooid 12) Charcoal is created by heating wood to high temperatures in the absence of? Light, Oxygen, Water, Smoke 13) Who was quoted, It aint a t night out for man or beast? Mae West, W. C. Fields, Karl Marx, Patrick Henry 14) Where was movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn born? Poland, England, Mexico, Israel ANSWERS 1) Indian. 2) T. Roosevelt. 3) Lone Ranger. 4) Musical. 5) 10. 6) Whitman. 7) Aunt Bee. 8) May 8. 9) Center. 10) Friday. 11) Zenzic. 12) Oxygen. 13) W. C. Fields. 14) Poland. COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, April 25, 2013 B Page 1 Section Centennial TRIVIA This Port St. Joe photograph was taken during the ceremony dedicating the recently completed monument commemorating the signing of Floridas rst constitution. What year did the dedication take place? a) 1913, b) 1923, c) 1938, d) 1956 Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6 Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com A commemorative coin, die-struck in brass and gold-plating will soon be available for purchase to serve as a reminder for the upcoming 100th birthday of Port St. Joe. To honor the July 1 birthday, a week-long celebration full of activities and events will be held across the town. In October, Mayor Mel Magidson appointed several committees to brainstorm and coordinate the events. He sought out people whose families were steeped in the history, background and culture of the town. Theyre all hard workers and familiar with the area, Magidson said. One of the committees, headed by City Auditor and Clerk, Charlotte Pierce was asked to come up with the perfect memento that locals could buy and pass down through future generations to remember the Gold coin commemorates Port St. Joes 100th birthday See COIN B5 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Mexico Beach Community Development Council launched its 13h annual photography contest at the beginning of April and invites everyone to help capture a different perspective of the city. Submissions are being accepted across six categories including beaches, shing and boating, sunrises and sunsets, ora and animal life, people and general photography around Mexico Beach. We have such loyal residents and visitors that enjoy capturing Mexico Beach, said Community Development Council director Kimberly Shoaf. Each photographer is limited to ve pictures per category. Photos may be color or black-and-white but may not have undergone any type of digital enhancements. All photos must have been taken in or around Mexico Beach but not necessarily during the time frame of the contest. Over 200 submissions were received during the 2012 contest and all photos are on display in the Mexico Beach Welcome Center. These glimpses into the beauty and culture of the city are hung on the walls and collected in albums for visitors to see upon arrival. We believe that all our submissions are famous because they all capture the true beauty of Mexico Beach, Shoaf said. Last years winners included Rob Greenland in the beach category, Debbie Howard for animal life, and Janis Kartman for shing and boating. Each winner received a ribbon and some serious bragging rights. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Rob Greenlands winning photograph from the 2012 Beaches category. Mexico Beach photography contest is underway PHOTO CONTEST By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Poor weather didnt stop those at Wewahitchkas second annual Relay for Life event from celebrating survivors and raising close to $15,000 to ght cancer. The Carnival of Hope was moved indoors to the gymnasium at the First Baptist Church but the rain didnt keep locals from coming out to support a good cause. Thank you to all the teams and the committee for all of their hard work! said Christy Husband, event chair for the Wewahitchka Relay. Thank you to the survivors, caregivers and spectators for their support by showing up to Relay with us! Together we will continue to Celebrate, remember, and ght for a cure! Each Relay for Life event is made up of fundraising teams who sell goods and provide entertainment while a member from each must walk around a track for 18 hours. Teams swap out members as needed to keep someone moving at all times. Funds raised are donated to the American Cancer Society. Husband was the announcer for the event and welcomed everyone to the relay. Ashley Lister Forehand, the team development chair gave a passionate thank you to those in attendance and Wewahitchka Relay for Life doesnt let bad weather stop ght against cancer WEWA RELAY FOR LIFE WES LOCHER | The Star Many turned out to show support at Wewahitchkas Relay for Life event. See RELAY B6 See CONTEST B5 Star Staff Report Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the American Cancer Societys Relay For Life of Gulf County gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on Friday, April 26. Teams of residents will gather at the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Football Field. Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at the football eld, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of the fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. For example, the Sacred Heart Relay Team will be serving breakfast during the Relay Saturday morning from 6-9 a.m. Diners can choose from pancakes w/sausage or biscuits and gravy w/sausage (served with orange juice) for $5. To purchase a ticket contact Kim Kurnitsky at 227-4093. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups, people from all walks of life. The aim to help further the American Cancer Societys efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by nding cures and by ghting back. Survivors wishing to register for the survivor ceremony/dinner please contact Deann Wilder 227-8417. To purchase a luminaria in honor or in memory of a loved one please contact Heather Bryant at 340-1666. They may also be purchased at Centennial Bank and Capital City Bank. Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those weve lost, and ght back against the disease, said Kurnitsky, Relay For Life of Gulf County team development chair. Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that the Gulf County community is not immune to this disease and that by participating in Relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Societys efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Gulf County Relay for Life this Friday See GULF COUNTY B6 SPECIAL TO THE STAR The commemorative centennial coin will be available for purchase for $15.

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J o e Flo r id a. A) L a n d l l B) M a n d a t o r y H o u s e h o ld Ga rb a g e C) R e c y c lin g T YN ALIN S MILE Y CH AIRMAN T he P arade of H omes is an annual e v ent f ea turing a collec tion of brand ne w homes built b y Ba y C ount y s nest builders T he homes span e v er y par t of Ba y C ount y and co v er a wide range of prices fr om highl y a or dable t o luxur y c ust om homes 2093026 T he M agic of C ape S an Blas and the S urr ounding Ar ea B ooks a v ailable a t: N o Name B ookst or e B luew a t er O utriggers A r ea B ookst or es Maddo x H ouse **A v ailable O nline** w w w .marlene w omack.com FREE SP A Y / NEUTER Fixing y our pet sa v es liv es! St. J oseph Ba y Humane Society is of f er ing FREE Spa y/Neut er f or the pets of Gulf County ONL Y Millions of health y adoptable c a ts and dogs ar e euthaniz ed each y ear simply bec ause ther e ar e not enough homes f or them all C A L L : 850 227 1103 O R PI C K U P A N APPL I C A T ION A T 1 0 0 7 1 0 T H S T POR T S T JOE FL Star Staff Report Boy Scouts Troop 47 of Port St. Joe has launched a new website. Check out the site at www.troop 47portstjoe@scoutlander.com and see what the local boys and their troop are doing and how they are serving the community. And if your organization needs some help and the boys can assist please send Bill Van Der Tulip the Scoutmaster a message and will try to help. Troop 47 attended an Eagle Merit Badge Academy at Camp Osbourne in the South Georgia Council. Seven scouts attended and collectively earned 18 Eagle Scout required mer it badges over the weekend. Merit Badges earned were: per sonal tness, environmental science, rst aid, emergency preparedness, citizenship in the community and communications. We are proud of the scouts that attended and have set their sights on that eagle badge, said Van der Tulip. The scouts were Patrol Leader Josh Willis, Hunter Van Der Tulip, Thomas Miniat, Tyler Watson, Caleb Schwiekert, Christian Quaranta and Dakota Braun. Albert and Kathy Milton of Marianna are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Danielle Milton, to Justin Lee Lyons of Port St. Joe, Florida. He is the son of Cecil Lyons III of Port St Joe, Florida and Sheila and Don Kelly of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lauren is the granddaughter of the late Robert H. and Lucille Milton of Marianna and the late Henry C. and Althea Stevens of Marianna. Justin is the grandson of Cecil II and Beth Lyons of Port St Joe and Michael and Mary Cox of Lynn Haven; and the great-grandson of Robert Williams of Port St Joe, Florida. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Marianna High School. She attended Chipola College and Florida State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2007. She is currently employed in Marianna as a Realtor with ERA Chipola Realty. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Port St Joe High School. He attended Chipola College and Florida State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology in 2012. He is currently employed in Panama City as an IT specialist for Big Bend Community Based Care. The bride and groom are to be married in Marianna, Fla., on June 1, 2013. Engagements 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. 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 Port Saint Joe Garden Club will tour Dragons Mead Daylilys near Panama City on Thursday, May 9. The Club will meet at our historic Garden Center on Eighth Street at 9 a.m. ET and car pool to the gardens. Anyone interested in our club is welcome to come along. Our building is on the state and national lists of historic sites. The building may be rented by inquiring on the Port Saint Joe Garden Club Facebook page. Special to The Star On March 24, Theodore Taylor, 65, of Port. St. Joe, was admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. After being on the wait ing list for two years, he is now next in line for a new heart. We hope and pray that he doesnt have to wait long. For this reason, the family is asking the help of their community, fam ily, friends and loved ones to assist them in raising the necessary funds to al leviate costs that they will incur during this stressful time. A prayers and dona tions are welcome. Donations can be made to Emerald Coast, account number 71744-015. Lauren Milton, Justin Lyons to wed Taylor account established Troop 47 launches new website, attends merit badge weekend B2 | The Star Thursday, April 25, 2013 Caitlin Poff, Coy Knox to wed PSJ Garden Club news

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The Lions Club is the worlds largest service club organization, and their members work hard to meet the needs of their local communities. From performing handson community work and service projects to providing emergency assistance, the Clubs community and environment program s improve their communities. Faith Christian School is a non-prot, private school that provides a high-quality, Christian-based education to Gulf Countys children. This generous gift from the Lions Club will ensure the students of FCS continue to learn leading-edge technological skills for the future. Special to The Star FCAT/EOC Testing Testing is in full swing. We have completed 7thand 8thGrade Math, 7th-, 8th-, 9thand 10th-Grade Reading, 8th-Grade Science and 11thGrade American History FCAT Testing. The Biology End of Course (EOC) exam is scheduled for April 30 with Algebra 1 EOC scheduled for May 7. Standardized testing is concluded with the Geometry EOC scheduled for May 14. NJROTC News The NJROTC will hold a Change of Command and Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 9 in the Commons Area. Next years staff will be installed and outgoing seniors will be honored for their performance throughout their high school careers. SHARK BITES Anyone interested in receiving Shark Bites our weekly schedule of events, please e-mail LCDR Marty Jarosz at mjarosz@gulf.k12. fl.u s and we will put you on the list. F ootball Next Week Spring football begins May 1. All interested students need to have a completed or updated sports physical to be eligible to practice. See Coach Gannon for more details. Physical Forms can be picked up in the Main Ofce. 2013 Junior/Senior Prom Congratulations to all involved for making this years Junior/Senior Prom an outstanding success. Held on April 20 at the Centennial Building, the whole town was out to see our young men and women in their nest enjoy this annual tradition. Lady Shark Softball Regional Tournament play commences at Sneads at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 when our Lady Sharks compete in Regional SemiFinal play. The Lady Sharks wish to thank all who have supported them this year. GO SHARKS! Relay for Life This extremely important fund raiser kicks off this Friday at Shark Field at 6 p.m. ET with the Survivor Walk. Come and enjoy the fun and companionship throughout the next 24 hours as Port St Joe once again supports those in need. Drama Performance Under the direction of Ann Comforter, the drama students will present Alice in Wonderland on Monday evening, May 13 in the GYM. Slip down the Rabbit Hole and enjoy the timeless story of a young girls adventures behind the Looking Glass. Senior News This years Senior Trip to Orlando will be May 3-5. Our seniors will be leaving early Friday morning and return on Sunday. A fun time is scheduled for all. Our seniors last day of ofcial classes will be Wednesday, May 15. A Baccalaureate will be held for all seniors at 5:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 22 in the Gymnasium. Port St Joe Junior-Senior High School will hold Commencement Exercises for the Senior Class of 2013 at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 23. Last Day For Underclass The last day of classes for all Port St Joe Junior-Senior High School underclass students will be Friday, May 24. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Front Row: Carley Callis, Zoey Burkett, Peyton Herring Back Row: Alex Strickland, Dianara Angel, James Smith, Jonathon Vickers Dazzling Dolphins The Lions Tale Thank you Special to The Star Kindergarten registration will be held at Port St. Joe Elementary School from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, May 3 for children who will be 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. Parents and children should enter through the school ofce and then proceed to the Kindergarten building. Parents need to bring a copy of the birth certicate, the Social Security card, proof of immunizations and proof of a physical within the last 12 months. Registration forms may be picked up in the school ofce prior to May 3. For more information call Port St. Joe Elementary School at 227-1221. Kindergarten registration at PSJ Elementary SPECIAL TO THE STAR Mr. Hufts third grade class at Wewahitchka Elementary School has completed 41,499 math practice problems on www.IXL.com. Way to go kids! Math problems completed at WES School News

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FAITH Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Special to The Star An exclusive lmed interview with Terri Roberts, mother of Amish schoolhouse shooter Charles Roberts, will be screened at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, April 29. On Oct. 2, 2006, Charles Roberts backed his truck up to the entrance of the West Nickel Mines School in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He barricaded himself inside and shot 10 young Amish girls. Five died. Roberts killed himself before police could enter the one-room schoolhouse. Roberts mother, who was working nearby at the time of the shootings, was embraced by the Amish community. Amish members stunned observers when they openly forgave the killer and his family. The Roberts family is not Amish. Participants at this program, titled Amazing Grace, will experience neverbefore-seen footage and hear from Roberts, who still lives among the families of the girls her son murdered. The trauma, pain, and shame endured by this mother turned into an incredible picture of forgiveness and grace, said Lifetrees Thom Schultz, who conducted the exclusive interview with Roberts. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net. 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 WILLI AM B R ANH AM W ho is he? w w w .B r a n ha m.o rg V i si t lin k t o n d o u t m o r e inf o r m a t io n. F a i t h T a b er n ac le 2540 F a ir l a n d A v e P a n a m a Ci t y FL. P h: (850) 785-8679 P a s t o r H o r a c e Sla y G o d B les s YO U www .fbcpsj.or g www .fbcpsj.or g 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 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 COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 Manuel Mathews was born on April 4, 1943, in Gilbert, La., and the third son of Amanda and Warren Mathews. He was a graduate of Carroll High School, Monroe, La., alumni of Grambling State University and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was quite a trumpet in his earlier years. He was baptized at the Friendship Baptist Church in Monroe, La. After moving to Seattle in 1966 he met his future wife, Letha Gavin. They married in 1983. The year 2012 was eventful for Manuel and Letha. They made the big move to Port St. Joe, Fla., from Seattle, Wash. He retired from the Boeing Company as chemist after 30 years. After spending many years in Washington State they decided to move so they could enjoy some sunshine and hot weather. They both liked outside gardening and doing yard work. God called Manuel home on Friday, April 19, 2013, with Letha his loving and devoted wife by his side. He leaves to cherish his loving memory his wife, Letha Mathews; sons Charles Mathews (Joanne) of Seattle, Wash., Greg Lewis of Seattle, Wash.; daughters Jai Bryant (Johnny) of Seattle, Wash.; Willie Mathews of Seattle, Wash..; Geneva Cuevas (Rene) of Blaine, Wash.; seven granddaughters, Brittny Brown, Breanna Lewis, Janee Lewis, Shacorra Mustafa, Madison Bryant, Trinity Mathews, and Kaylyn Mathews; eight grandsons Ricco Mathews, Kendell Harris, Isaiah Russ, Juwan Harris, Joshua Russ, Mathew Russ, Maison Lewis and Tommy Sykes; one greatgranddaughter, Romia Lewis; and nine brothers, one preceded him in death; and four sisters. Manuel Mathews MANUEL MATHEWS Obituary Thursday, April 25, 2013 Power in the blood By Billy Johnson There is nothing more relieving than the saving of your soul. After this, serving God should be our main goal. We have a power source second to none, Through Jesus Christ, Gods only Son. He has the power, if youre available, He will save souls through you. If you have doubt, try it out, Hell show you what to do. If we as Christians had more faith, wed see more miracles done. Just reading the Bible, hundreds were healed and thousands of souls were won. Oh ye of little faith, He told His followers back then. It seems to me, not much has changed, what do you think my friend? The power is there, its up to you. You can witness for Jesus, or warm a pew Lewis Family A simple man Who loved everyone Especially his family The family of John Edward Lewis would like to thank everyone for the beautiful oral offerings, the plants and good food, the cards and prayers offered by all of our friends. Perhaps you could not be with us that day, but thought about us, or offered a prayer, thank you also. May the Lord be with each of you. Thank you to Dr. Curry, Home Health, Sacred Heart Hospital and Brother Dave and Fr. Phil for your service. Betty Lewis Jerrie, Greg, Megan and Meredith Todd Hal, Kayleigh, AshIeigh and Bradley Lewis Card of THANKS Mother of Amish schoolhouse shooter interviewed at Lifetree

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R e h ab C ar e COIN from page B1 birthday. Other coins have been donated to the city which served as inspiration for the centennial token. One historic coin cele brated 100 years since the signing of the Florida Con stitution, marked 1838 to 1938. Another commemo rated Floridas sesquicen tennial of 75 years in 1988. Pierce noticed that both historic designs featured the Constitution Monu ment seen in the Constitu tion Convention Museum State Park and decided to keep with tradition. Bids were taken from designers and ultimately The Pin Center was award ed the project. Seven ideas were sent over for the committee to review and they were whittled down until just one remained. The colors went well together and compli mented one another, said Pierce of the nal design. The two-inch gold coin highlighted with blue, features the constitution landmark on one side and the state of Florida on the reverse. A star marks the location of Port St. Joe. Magidson explained that the purpose of the coin was two-fold. It would help raise funds for the upcom ing centennial celebration and would serve as a me mento to commemorate the important event. Port St. Joe has been around for a long time, said Magidson. This coin lets us commemorate his tory and our signicance within the state. The coin supply is lim ited to 1,500. Each will cost $15 and come with a velvet storage bag. Those who wish to purchase a coin and support the centennial celebration can visit City Hall. Local merchants will also have them in stock soon. Pierce and Magidson have been hard at work planning the celebration and hope that the town will enjoy the activities theyve worked hard to coordinate. Were looking forward to the events. Its going to be an awesome week and we thank everyone for their support, said Pierce. The Port St. Joe Cen tennial Celebration will take place June 28 through July 4. The moments in time collected from the Mexico Beach community have also been used in the branding of the city and many have been used in printed materials, marketing campaigns or were included in the annual calendars. Winners are also highlighted on the CDCs Facebook page and ofcial website. The entry fee is $5 per photo and all proceeds will go toward the Best Blast on the Beach reworks display on July 4. Ofcial rules and entry form can be downloaded online at www.mexico-beach.com. Submissions will remain open until July 30. CONTEST from page B1 Local The Star| B5 Thursday, April 25, 2013 C um b aa M o n ume n t s I nc S e r v i ng N W F lo r ida S i n c e 1963 J AMES ( JR) GR O VER P h: 850-674-8449 C e l l: 850-899-0979 jrg r o v@ms n.c o m B l o un ts t o w n, FL 32424 C o m p a r e O ur P rices F ind the One t o F i t Y o ur B ud g et One of Floridas most popular warm season foliage plants is the caladium. This colorful, tropical species, which will grow in all areas of our state, is relatively inexpensive, and requires very little maintenance. Caladiums, with their wide variety of bright, contrasting colors, add a cool look to summer gardens. Caladium is a genus of owering plants in the family araceae. They are often known by the common name Elephant Ear, Heart of Jesus, and Angel Wings. There are over 1,000 named cultivars of caladium bicolor from the original South American plant. Both Fancy and Lance leaved caladiums grow well in Florida. Fancy leaved caladiums, which are the most popular, have large, somewhat rounded leaves, and are available in a wised range of foliage color from pure white, with strongly contrasting green veins, to pink, rose, and red. Many of these have showy crimson crinkled centers and dark green veins. The lance leaved caladium is available in all of these colors too. But, its leaf shaped is narrow and elongated, rather than round. And the entire plant is somewhat smaller than the fancy leaved varieties. My information was proved by Emeritus Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert Black, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Caladiums may be grown from tubers, or be planted as established specimens purchased in containers from nurseries or garden centers. Tubers should be planted about two inches deep and 18 inches apart. Established plants should be set at the same depth at which they were growing in their containers, and the spacing recommended for tubers. If your soil is quite sandy, amend it with organic matter before planting. Make sure the site has good drainage. Caladiums grow best in moist, but not soggy, soil. Too much water will cause roots to decay. Find somewhat shaded area in which to plant your caladiums because they cant tolerate full summer sun. The ideal is considered to be 40 to 60 percent shade. Of course, they do need some sunshine an hour or two in the morning is best. Longer exposure tends to bleach caladium foliage of its attractive colors and limits plant growth as well. Proper fertilization produces healthy, large leaved caladium plants. When growing caladiums in organic soils, spread 2 pounds of a complete fertilizer, such as an 8-8-8 or 10-10-10, per 100 square feet of bed area, four to six weeks after planting, and every two months during the growing season. For plants growing in sandy soil, where leaching is a problem, fertilizer should be added monthly. Mulching the plant will help maintain necessary soil moisture and promote lush, healthy foliage development. If the soil is allowed to dry out, the plants will wilt rapidly. Caladiums grow best at temperatures of 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and they make excellent house plants. For indoor culture, prepare a soil mix of one part sand and one part peat. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy. If a plant turns pale, or doesnt seem to be growing well, try giving it some extra fertilizer. Cut caladium leaves, are very popular as indoor decorations. The leaves will last several days if the freshly cut stems and plunged into hot, and then cold water. Keep the stems in the hot bath until the water turns lukewarm. Then place the cuttings in a bath of cold water. For more information on caladiums contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200 or visit our website: http://gulf. ifas.u.edu or www.http:// edis.ifas.u.edu. PANAMA CITY, FL David Warriner of Port St. Joe was recently appointed to the Gulf Coast State College District Board of Trustees by Governor Rick Scott. Warriner is the owner and president of Tapper & Co. and was previously a legislative assistant with the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate. David has been heavily involved with the College for years, specically with our Foundation, said GCSC president Dr. Jim Kerley. Hes an ardent supporter of education, and he, his wife Trish and her family, the Tappers, have helped build Gulf Coasts tradition of excellence. We welcome David to the Board. The Gulf County native earned a degree in nance from the University of Florida in 1968. He is managing director for the George G. and Amelia G. Tapper Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida and the Florid Restaurant and Lodging Association. Hes a founding director of the Community Development Corporation in Gulf County. I am so proud of the condence the Governor has shown by appointing me to the GCSC Board, Warriner said. Ive been associated with the College for the past 25 years and Gulf Coast is very dear to my heart. Im happy to bring a foundation of knowledge and historical perspective to the issues and challenges we face. I look forward to working for the students that choose to make GCSC their institution of higher learning. Caladiums can add color to your landscapers ROY LEE CAR TER County extension director Warriner appointed to GCSC District Board of Trustees DAVID WARRINER

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 25, 2013 The Star | B7 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW 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 Court’s 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 90836S IN THE CIRCUIT COURTFOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-20 PR IN RE: ESTATE OF J.D. RAYBURN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of J.D. Rayburn, deceased, whose date of death was November 8, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St Joe, FL32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 25, 2013. Personal Representative: J.D. Rayburn II 4055 Kilmartin Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32309 Kimberly L. King Attorney for J.D. Rayburn II Florida Bar Number: 0593011 KING & WOOD, P.A. 1701 Hermitage Blvd. Suite 104 Tallahassee, FL32308 Phone: (850)580-7711 Fax: (850)205-4501 E-Mail: kimking@king andwoodlaw.com Secondary E-Mail: eservice@kingandwoodlaw.com April 25, May 2, 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 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 92971S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1748 Application No. 2013-22 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06346-815R Description of Property: Lot 19, Block B, Sunset Pointe Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 41-43, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Rex H. & Anne D. Anderson All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 8th day of May, 2013. Dated this 2nd day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk April 4, 11,18, 25, 2013 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 93265S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-00021-PR Division:________ IN RE: ESTATE OF JEAN ELAINE QUARANTA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Jean Elaine Quaranta, deceased, whose date of death was February 3, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,

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Apply at Fisher Building Supply at 848 Hwy 22 or Call 639-5102 for more info For Rent Duplex2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Large Kitchen & Family Room, Elevator, Swimming Pool, Game Room, T.V., Laundry Room. Fully Furnished, includes Elec Power & Water, garbage pickup. $1,100 month. + $300 dep. Location: C30 2 mi East pass Raw Bar on left. 770-639-6203 PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot large yard. W/D incl $650/mo + dep. 301-265-5368 PSJ Beach: Private entrance, bath & kitchen. 2 blocks from beach. $450 a month 334-333-6233 Port St. Joe: 1Br/1Ba furn travel trailer on private shared lot. 2 blocks from the beach. Water & Elec incl. $125 wkly or $400 mo + $100 dep. Pets okay. Call (941) 720-4941. Wewahitchka2br/2ba 156 Patrick St. Single Family, 1,112 sq ft, Fixer upper. Lease option or cash, $100 Down $240 month (803) 978-1540 Install/Maint/RepairMaint. TechFT, St. George Plantation Owner’s Association (SGPOA), The individual must be able to mow, weed eat, load & haul debris, capable of working in various weather conditions. Must have current DL and reliable transportation. Full benefit package. Mail resume to: Maint. Supervisor, SGPOA, 1712 Magnolia Rd, St. George Island, FL 32328 or email at maint@sgpoa.com Web ID#: 34249648 Medical/Health LPN or Medical Asst. FTposition available for an office nurse at Shoreline Medical Group in PSJ. We see adults and children. We are a very busy practice. Responsibilities will include, primary patient care, vaccinations, medical procedures, telephone triage & scheduling. Benefits include paid sick/vacation time and health insurance. The successful applicant will be energetic, flexible, willing to learn & committed to patient care. Prior experience is helpful but not necessary. Anyone interested may call 850-229-8010 for information. EOE. OtherEBROGREYHOUND PARK and Poker Room is Hiring For the Following Positions:Mutual Clerks Food & Beverage Server’s Concessions and Bartenders Please apply Monday through Saturday at 6558 Dog Track Rd. Ebro, FL WEB ID 34249424 4514604JOB NOTICEe City of Port St. Joe is accepting Applications for the following positions:Part Time Summer Program Assistants and Supervisors:Duties include but not limited to: plan, implement and lead youth activities at a recreation site. Ensure all events and activities conform to appropriate safety and other rules. Ensure that facilities and equipment being used for programs or events are properly set up and maintained. Maintain the grounds and buildings for program. is is a rewarding job opportunity working with children ages 5 … 18 years. is position requires a criminal background investigation. Recreation experience is preferred. Closing date is May 17, 2013. Employment applications may be picked up at City Hall or they are available on line at www.cityofportstjoe.com Please submit an application to e City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, P. O. Box 278 … Port St. Joe, FL 32457. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850) 229-8261. e City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. HOUSEKEEPER NEEDEDThe MainStay Suites and Port Inn are now accepting applications for housekeepers. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail and a passion for service, we want you! Please apply in person at the address below. Make beds, make friends, make money. Inquire about benets package. E.O.E, D.F.W.P. Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe Fl, 324564514568 NOW HIRINGPARTTIME EVENING COOKThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time evening cook. The ideal candidate will have kitchen experience, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 BARTENDER / THERAPIST NEEDEDThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWPPort Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 4514488 Dockside Caf & Raw Bar @ PSJ Marina**Seasonal Bonus Top Pay!**NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED: € Kitchen Managers/Cooks€ Bartenders/Managers € Servers/Bussers € Shuckers € DishwashersAPPLY 3:00 PM5:00 PM ONLY MON. THRU FRI.steamersdocksideseafood@yahoo.com 4514608 JOB NOTICEe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following volunteer position: Planning and Development Review Board Member Please submit an application to e City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. PDRB Members are appointed by the City Commission and meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. EST. e PDRB utilizes the Land Development Regulations and City Ordinances to review complex development requests. PDRB members must live within the City limits and/or own a business within the City limits. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850) 2298261. e Position will close on May 17, 2013, at 5:00 P.M. EST. is is a non paid position. e City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. 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 1110662 FIRE SCIENCE COORDINATORManage all aspects of the Fire Science program to include: recruiting students, advising, instructing certication & advanced programs, and scheduling/ supervising instructors & staff of the program. Requires Associate degree in related eld + Fire Science certication; Bachelors degree in related eld + 5 years re science experience preferred. Range starts at $30,600k/yr. Apply by 5/3/13. Only those who provide all requested items, GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity Oce 850.873.3516 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach 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 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 Hunting Lease Renewal Need two members. near Port St. Joe. 2000 Acres. Deer and Turkey, etc. Member fee $410-$510/ yr. Call John 850-227-5052 Food Services/HospitalityKitchen Help/ DishwashersNeeded to work day and night shifts. Need cooks/ kitchen assistant. Apply: Call (850) 229-7121 before 11 am Web ID# 34248916 Text Fl48916 to 56654 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 ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 25, 2013. Personal Representative: Jayne Bamburg 126 Gulf Coast Circle Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorneys for Personal Representative SANDERS AND DUNCAN, P.A. FL Bar No. 442178 80 MARKET STREET APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 (850) 653-8976 E-Mail Address: bsanders@fairpoint. net April 25, May 2, 2013 93271S PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WHITE CITY FIRE STATION RFP #1213-09 Qualified “Design-Build” TEAM for the design and construction of the new White City Volunteer Fire Station for the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. Proposers shall be ranked per the following selection criteria: **Firms shall be limited to those certified under 489.119 F.S. as a General Contractor, Building Contractor, under 471.023 F.S. to practice engineering, under 481.219 F.S. to practice architecture. **Submittals must be spiral bound and must include the following: Letter of Transmittal Table of Contents Introduction of Firm General approach to deliver services Information regarding the firms qualifications to provide the DesignBuild services Project Team and Qualifications Experience with Metal Building design Experience with Metal Building construction Experience with Owner Direct Purchase Method of Costing/ Estimating Project Proof of Errors and Omissions Insurance for Designer Proof of Bonding Limit for Builder Florida License for Builder Florida License(s) for Designer Verification of ability to furnish payment and performance bond in the amount of contract and insurance coverage required by Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Current work load of Designer and Builder **Special attention shall be given to: Similar experience(s) in the State of Florida Engineering/ Construction experience(s), with similar facilities Experience with Civil Design, Permitting with FDEP, FDOT & NWFWMD Experience with Design-Build projects Experience of Project Team Ability of Firm to deliver project in a timely manner Availability to project site(s) (Designer and Builder) Upon selection of a Design-Build team by Gulf County Board of County Commissioners, the designer shall meet with the owner, tour the proposed site and assist in evaluating the various building size, function and budget. This phase will include schematic floor plans, site plan and evaluation of individual fire department budget. The second phase shall be as follows: **The Designer shall complete documents for each site with budget review at 30%, 60% and 90% document states. After final review, the Builder shall conduct a final cost breakdown for each site and enter into a construction contract with Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. Proposals must be submitted by 4:30 P.M. (local time) on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida. Proposals will be opened on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., local time at the same location. Questions to this RFP may be directed to Brad Price, Gulf County BOCC, (850) 229-6106, or via e-mail at bprice@gulfcounty-fl.gov. All questions must be submitted by May 1, 2013 and all answers will be disseminated by May 2, 2013. Please check the website at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov for any addendums which will be posted NLT May 2, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., E.T. /s/ Tan Smiley Chairman Gulf County Board of County Commissioners /s/ Rebecca Norris, Clerk April 25, May 2, 2013 93313S PUBLIC NOTICE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR INMATE COMMISSARY SERVICES RFP NO: 1213-10 The Board of County Commissioners, Gulf County, Florida (the “County”) is seeking proposals from qualified individuals or organizations to provide commissary services for the inmates incarcerated in the Gulf County Detention Facility, located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. RFP DEADLINE: May 10, 2013 no later than 4:30PM local time and will be opened on Monday, May 13, 2013. LATE PROPOSALS RECEIVED AFTER THE AFOREMENTIONED DEADLINE DATE, EITHER BY MAIL OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND RETURNED UNOPENED. NO FAXED, ELECTRONIC, OR ORAL PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED. To be considered, Proposer must submit an original and five (5) copies of the RFP in a sealed envelope or package, clearly marked with the Proposer’s name, address, and the words “INMATE COMMISSARY SERVICES” addressed to: Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Rm 149, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Questions may be directed to Michael Hammond, (850) 227-1124 or via email at mhammond@gulf county-fl.gov. Tynalin Smiley Chairman Rebecca Norris Clerk April 25, May 2, 2013 93283S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF LOGIC AND ACCURACY TEST CITY OF PORT ST. JOE ELECTIONMAY 14, 2013 GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA The Logic and Accuracy test for the M100 Tabulation System and the Ivotronic Touch Screen System to be used for the May 14, 2013 Port St. Joe City Election will be held at the Gulf County Supervisor of Elections Office, 401 Long Ave., Port St Joe, April 29, 2013 -9:00 AM EST. This test is open to the public. John M. Hanlon Supervisor of Elections Gulf County, Florida April 25, 2013 93291S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR WATER USE PERMIT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for a water use permit has been received by the Northwest Florida Water Management District: Application number I 07379 filed 04/11/2013 City of Port St. Joe, P.O. Box 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Requesting an annual average daily withdrawal of 3,147,000 gallons per day from the Chipola River for Public Supply use by an existing facility. General withdrawal location(s) in Gulf County: T05S, R09W, Sec. 34B; T07S, R11W, Sec. 35, 36 Interested persons may submit written comments/ objection or submit a written request for the notice of proposed agency action (NOPAA) regarding the application by writing to: Division of Resource Regulation, Northwest Florida Water Management District, attn: Terri Peterson, 152 Water Management Drive, Havana, Florida 32333. A NOPAA will be mailed only to persons who have filed such requests. A NOPAA must be requested in order to be advised of further proceedings and any public hearing date. Written comments/ objection or NOPAA requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on May 9, 2013. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. Publication of this notice constitutes constructive notice of the permit application to all substantially affected persons. April 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 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020



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A4-A5Tides . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A6Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . .A7School News . . . . . . . . . . B3Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .B7-B8Relay for life, B1YEAR 75, NUMBER 28 Thursday, APRIL 25, 2013BOCC, commissioners sued in federal courtBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com The Gulf County Board of Commissioners, three current and former commissioners and a Port St. Joe resident are named as defendants in a federal civil rights lawsuit led last week. The suit, led by political action committee Citizens Improving Gulf County and its president Jim Garth, alleges that the BOCC, current Commissioners Warren Yeager and Carmen McLemore and former commissioner Bill Williams abused their power and illegally retaliated against the PAC and Garth for exercising protected First Amendment rights. The lawsuit also names Lois McElroy, a.k.a Christine or Christy McElroy, alleging she coordinated with the BOCC in the attacks against Citizens Improving Gulf County and Garth. The suit further levels a count of defamation toward McElroy. The suit asks for a jury trial and for unspeci ed punitive and compensatory damages. The lawsuit was led by Tallahassee attorney Marie Mattox. Although county attorney Jeremy Novak distributed copies of the lawsuit to the board, the BOCC had not been formally served. Yeager said he had no comment. Attempts to reach Williams were unsuccessful. McElroy said, I have no comment at this time. We will go from there. The allegations center on three 2012 BOCC meetings during which Citizens Improving Gulf County, Garth and other members were, according to the complaint, attacked and humiliated for exercising their rights to free speech and questioning government. The rst meeting was on April 24, 2012 when McElroy spoke during the Public Discussion portion of the BOCC meeting. McElroy, the complaint alleges, was invited and choreographed to speak to the BOCC about Garth and the PAC. At that meeting, McElroy alleged that during a meeting with Garth and two other PAC members she was asked to assist in digging up information that could be embarrassing to members of the BOCC and would be in turn fed to the press. McElroy mentioned a letter written by her to the BOCC detailing her allegations and as if on cue, the complaint details, Yeager requested the letter be read aloud in its entirety. The letter essentially detailed the allegations McElroy made, the complaint asserts. The second BOCC meeting came on July 24, 2012, after Garth had sent a letter to Yeager requesting he resign due to a con ict due to his employment with Preble Rish Engineers, the countys engineers See BOCC A8The lawsuit alleges the BOCC choreographed Christy McElroys appearance and comments and were motivated to retaliate for Jim Garths exercise, on his own behalf and on behalf of the PAC, of First Amendment rights. Ashbrook announces for PSJ Group ISpecial to The StarDavid Ashbrook lives in Port St. Joe with his wife Joy and ve-year-old son David, Jr. Joy has been a teacher in the Gulf County School System for over eight years. David, Jr. will be starting Kindergarten in Port St. Joe in August. Growing up in a small town, Van Meter, Iowa, population 1,000, David found his love of small towns and a sense of community. Davids leadership and management skills were ingrained at an early age. During his senior year in high school, David joined the Army National Guard as a way to represent his community and serve his country. Serving as a military police of cer, he was deployed several times during his 12 years with the National Guard, most recently spending 18 months in Germany managing a police department for a small community where he worked closely with military police investigators and the criminal investigation division. He also served during 9-11. His duties required him to be involved in monitoring the newly appointed TSA at the Kansas City airport. Patterson announces for re-electionSpecial to The StarJames Bo Knows Patterson announced his candidacy for re-election to the Port St. Joe City Commission Group II. Bo has been very active in the community supporting youth baseball and Upward Basketball and is a two-term past president of the Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club. Bo is owner and operator of Bo Knows Pest Control and is a member of Florida Pest Management Association. Bo is a member of Long Avenue Baptist Church. Bo feels his 15 years in business in the city of Port St. Joe and past two years as a commissioner of the city working on the city budget and working with all the people of Port St. Joe make him the most quali ed candidate. Bo asks everyone to call him at 340-0260. JAMES PATTERSON DAVID ASHBROOKESee ASHBROOK A2 CUTLINE CREDITKevin and Chantel Burdette from Panacea were married last Saturday on Blacks Island. Their photographer for the occasion, Debbie and Jon Hooper with joebay.com, wondered if the couple would be interested in some aerial wedding pictures, given the gorgeous day. The Hoopers left Costin Airpark just before 7 p.m. ET, circled the island a couple of times for group shots and then snapped the bride and groom, who decided to provide a special pose for the special day. Sittin on the dock of the bay School district prepares to reduce workforceBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Startcroft@starfl.comThe inevitable became reality this week for Gulf District Schools. During a special meeting Monday, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton ofcially noti ed the School Board and the union representing district employees of a Reduction of Force as the public schools stare down a de cit of more than $800,000 for the next budget year. The cuts have been predicted by Norton for months, even with the voter approval of a one mill additional levy in March that continues for four years. We had a projected shortfall of more than $2 million without the additional one mill, Norton said. This school year is balanced. This is all based on next years By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com As winter fades into a chilly memory and with Spring Break behind us, Gulf County and the surrounding areas now look to the summer months when tourism is at its peak. Local real estate brokers, rental agencies and the Tourist Development Council know that its time to kick into high gear as summer looms on the horizon. The area has seen its share of ups and downs with numerous hurricanes and the oil spill which contributed to the housing market crashing here almost a year before the rest of the U.S. So how are we doing? After speaking with brokers, rentals and TDC representatives, it may or may not be a surprise to learn that Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas and Mexico Beach are currently experiencing some of the best tourism results of the past eight years. Executive Director of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, Jennifer Jenkins, noted Forgotten Coast not so forgottenSee SCHOOL A8 See FORGOTTEN A3WES LOCHER | The StarPin-up value has once again increased interest in real estate along the Forgotten Coast.

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, April 25, 2013The time he served in the military is where he found his calling to serve the public and obtained his sense of duty. David attended North West Missouri State where he studied psychology and criminal justice. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity where he was quickly appointed as Treasurer. David also held a part-time job as a dispatcher for the local police department as well managed a 22-unit apartment complex and supervised the construction of a second complex where he then took over management. When he arrived in Gulf County, he was eager to be involved the community he was excited to call home. David served three years on the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Board where he was the Secretary and Vice President. He was instrumental in organizing and implementing a plan to increase the success of the Scallop Festival in revenue and attendance. David was then asked to serve on the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Guild Board where he currently represents the board as the communications director. David has served as the Director of Operations for Tapper Company for the past six years. He manages the 35 employees of the MainStay Suites and The Port Inn. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations including sales, marketing, human resources and event management. David is a Certied Hotel Administrator, the highest certication through the American Hotel and Lodging Association. As a family man, businessman, and veteran, David has acquired many of the skills necessary to serve as your next City Commissioner. He lives his life by adhering to the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, seless service, honor integrity and personal courage.   These values have served him well in his personal and professional life and are qualities that will help him make the hard decisions necessary to strengthen Port St Joe.  Remember that early voting is May 4-May 11 at the Supervisor of Elections ofce, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET Monday – Saturday.   Election Day is May 14, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at the City Firehouse on Williams Avenue. You may contact David at 227-4068 with any questions or visit the campaign Facebook page at www.facebook.com/davidashbrook1978 Thank you for your support. ASHBROOK from page A1 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Startcroft@starfl.comCounty Commissioner Carmen McLemore urged his fellow commissioners Tuesday morning to support his effort to do a little of this, a little of that to spruce up the Dalkeith Industrial Park for a new tenant. By the end of the day, the question for Commissioner Ward McDaniel was what a little bit of this, a little bit of that entailed. Commissioners called an emergency meeting Tuesday night to deal with the fallout after the board decision earlier in the day, which included McDaniel shutting down a county work crew and locking the door to the Industrial Park. While McLemore argued he was personally hurt by McDaniels action and that McDaniel had no authorization to shut down his work crew, McDaniel argued that the scope of work was beyond what was authorized. Further, McDaniel noted that staff from Tifco Inc., which is leasing the Industrial Park beginning May 1, were on the property even though the company had yet to offer the proof of insurance and lease payment required under the lease agreement. McDaniel also said the ceiling and insulation had been torn out, painting was commencing and the county was performing work that under the lease agreement was the Tifcos responsibility. He said the Board of County Commissioners discounted the lease payments to offset the renovation work the company would have to undertake in the Industrial Park. He said when arrived on the site, a county work crew, inmate crew, maintenance truck and limb truck was all on site. That was well beyond the expenditure of $600 the board had authorized that morning for installation of a culvert pipe and driveway. Nobody should be on that property, McDaniel said. We have got to follow procedures. The contract says they would do this work. We are not going to refurbish that building. When is enough enough? McLemore said he would like to have met McDaniel at the park to resolve the issue and reiterated he had no authority to shut down a work crew. Deputy administrator Michael Hammond said county staff was caught in the middle. The problem for staff is this, you put us in a damnable position when commissioners are pulling from both sides, Hammond said. Commissioner Joanna Bryan said the issue was emblematic of a nagging problem. This is a perfect example of why things should be put in writing before they come to this board, Bryan said. Any motion that included a little bit of this and a little bit of that should not have been approved. Bryan was the lone dissent to the morning vote to authorize McLemore to clean up the park and she also was the lone dissent when, during the emergency meeting, commissioners approved McLemore continuing the project by painting the inside of the building at Tifcos expense until noon CT on Wednesday. We have nally gotten a company that is leasing the building and that will put people to work, McLemore said of the companys plans expand its workforce by up to 15 employees. The building has been vacant for several years, the company will have to put in money to upgrade the facility and McLemore said creating a front-entrance driveway over county land the current entrance is over land owned by David and Abigail Taunton would improve the value of county property. Bryan noted that the company had just been provided a very favorable lease by the county, low payments that are 100 percent credited toward purchase. I have been contacted by a number of citizens who think that is excessive, Bryan said. We need to be cautious on everything we are giving with this property.County sues BPUnwilling to accept a late settlement offer from BP, the Board of County Commissioners pressed forward last week with litigation in circuit court. Last Saturday, April 20, was the three-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The statute of limitations on damage claims due to the spill would become a factor on that date and last week the BOCC considered settlements from BP. Those settlements, which were linked into one settlement, was to resolve claims from the Gulf County Tourist Development Council and the BOCC. While commissioners expressed a willingness to settle on the TDC claim, BP was offering to bring the total settlement of TDC damages to $365,000, but BP insistence that the claims be accepted as a bundle was a dealbreaker for commissioners. The settlement offer from BP on the countys claims was not made public. Last Saturday, attorneys representing the BOCC and the TDC ofcially led the paperwork on litigation after additional discussions with BP failed to broker an agreement. Commissioners have said that if the TDC settlement could be separated from the BOCC claim, they would accept it.ACFMcDaniel, the countys representative to the state board advocating for the ApalachicolaChattahoochee-Flint River System, said he would be attending meetings in Apalachicola this week aimed at crafting a response to an proposal from the city of Atlanta for move water from the system. Atlanta, McDaniel said, currently is entitled to 9 percent of the water from Lake Lanier, the primary source of the Chattahoochee and in turn the Apalachicola River. The city has proposed to increase that to 25 percent. The ACF board will undertake an assessment of river ows required to maintain marine life within the river system, McDaniel said. The fear, he added, was that further withdrawals from Atlanta could be catastrophic to already stressed sheries, particularly oysters, within the system.Industrial park fuels commissioner debate

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LocalThe Star| A3 that trafc to the new TDC website was up 21 percent in March and 87 percent since February, signifying interest in the new brand and the area. Advertising programs were run in Atlanta and Birmingham to increase awareness of Port St. Joe as a vacation destination and a targeted search engine marketing program is drove additional trafc to the online hub. The months of January and February showed increased bed-tax revenues, said Jenkins. Numbers from the TDC show a 25 percent increase for January and a 4.5 percent increase from February compared to 2012. Though May is traditionally a slow month for tourism, Jenkins notes that that summer bookings are pacing very strong. The TDCs are doing a great job at selling the product and the BP money has put rentals back on track, said Jay Rish, a broker with Gulf Coast Real Estate Group. He and fellow broker Natalie Shoaf echoed the sentiments on growth and said the sale of single-family homes in Mexico Beach are up 100 percent from last year. Cash sales are also up 100 percent and the amount of days that a house is on the market is down 39 percent. Numbers are up across the board, said Shoaf. The market is fabulous. Rish said that the current trend in the area is for sellers to get at least 90 percent of their asking price. Shoaf noted that she had seen some homes receive up to seven offers. While not quite the bidding war of the old days, she called it a rare thing to see over the past eight years. Due to bad weather and an oil crisis, the housing market crashed in Gulf County a year before the rest of the country, but Shoaf was pleased to see things turning around. People who were waiting to sell their homes are reportedly starting to put them on the market. The housing market is like the wild west, said Rish regarding the difference in dynamics between resellers and investors looking to make some money on foreclosures or bank sales, Each buyer is different. At one time the area had part-time residents from cities like Atlanta, Nashville and Birmingham who were forced to leave during the economic downturn. Rish said that theyre starting to return. One way Rish identied that the market was returning was that he began receiving phone calls from scoundrels looking to make some quick cash through real estate. These buyers had been absent from the market for years. Its been an uphill battle, Shoaf said, but it wont be a buyers market for much longer. Rish said that demand in area homes is due to the pin-up value and new buyers who didnt get burned when the market originally crashed. Its a family-friendly area with plenty of ecotourism and small-town coastal charm, said Rish. He explained that in his experience, tourists saw the real estate available during their visits and came back when it was time to buy. They took comfort in knowing that there wouldnt be any high rises popping up. A lot more people are aware of the area, said Shoaf. Get it while you can. Things have also picked up on the Cape, said Denise Tarpley, manager at Cape San Blas Vacation Rentals. She mentioned that the company had its biggest winter to date and that summer bookings were looking good and that they had the best March in their 30-year history. Adam White, Marketing Director for Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals said the rental company had a tremendous year so far with 90 percent occupancy over spring break and are already 95 percent booked for the Fourth of July weekend. He credits the growth to the digital marketing strategies that the TDC pioneered for the area over the last year. Were expecting a record high this year. Twentyve to thirty percent of our references come from the TDC, said White. He cited the TDCs social media workshops in helping locals work together to get visitors and new residents to Gulf Coast and explained that the TDC did a great job of spreading the word on the rental and real estate fronts. White said their email correspondence regarding rentals was up 45 percent from the previous year, likely due to more guests coming into the digital age. Though he appreciates the community being supportive of one another, White said that his favorite marketing strategy is to walk outside and take a photo of the beach and post it online. Within moments of being seen, people begin to ask where it was taken and how they can get there. They are of course, directed to Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals. Guests want that getaway-from-it-all feel, White said. They want an escape to something lowkey. We have the beaches for that. For any who may believe that Gulf Coast and the surrounding areas may still be feeling the effects of the economic downturn, the proof, as they say, is in the pudding and the areas has begun to ramp back up toward being a top vacation destination in Florida. Shoaf may have said it best, The Forgotten Coast is not as forgotten as it used to be. THURSDAYLADIESNIGHT2for1ANYTHINGSUNDAYComerelaxinthecourtyardandenjoy beautifulSt.JoeBayviewsSATURDAYBrianBowenwithMelissaBowman&DavidHaun 8:00PM-12:00PM DrinkSpecialsALLNIGHT34634514573 FRIDAYNIGHT8:00PM-12:00PMSPECIALMUSICGUESTAPower-houseblues,Memphissoul,androots rocknrollmusician.Featuringthehigh-octaneboogie pianoandbigsoulsoundsofvocalistandbluesmanVICTORWAINWRIGHT CMC1249673 NOCREDITCHECK!HASSLEFREEFINANCINGAVAILABLE! 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It was just college baseball. And we came from all over. Mike Scheunemann was from Carlsbad, California; Chap Wasson from Falls Church, Virginia; Bill Davis from Illinois; Rick Mathews from Seattle; Gary Sims from Mowbray Mountain; Bob White from up near Clevelandyou get the idea. We didnt have hardly anything in common. Except, maybe surviving! The University of the South is located on a wind swept plateau forty miles or so west and a couple of thousand feet higher than Chattanooga, Tennessee. It could get colder than all get out up there! And, since it was an all boys school back in the late s when we were playing, it could be way passed lonely. You throw in professors that lectured faster than a speeding bullet and expected you to memorize the entire syllabus the rst day, it could be a little intimidating. Ok, it could be a lot intimidating! Baseball was a much needed outlet for most of us. Of course, some were there because the football coach (who doubled as the baseball coach) made them play. I reckon he wanted to keep an eye on them. Or he felt like we needed a little more beef when the ghts broke out. We spent hours after hours on that ball eld from February into May whether we wanted to or not. We answered to names like Dootsie, Chappy, Under Dog, Blue Steel, Bambi, Corky, Mighty Silly Tommy Tilley, Loony Scheuny and The Prune. We built a re in the dugout on extra cold days. We raked an in eld that was so brick hard you couldnt make a dent in it. A slide into second base was like throwing your body across a slab of concrete. We ran endless laps around an out eld that seemed to grow longer as the season progressed. We took road trips in a couple of old Checker limousines that looked like something out of Bingo Long and The Traveling All-Stars. And we had to endure Bobby Akin reminding us how good he was..at every practice, before and after every game, at every meal, on every road trip and any other time that he was awake. We had each others backs. The day I got my Dear John letter John Popham met me at the rst base line, She must have nally gotten a good look at you in the daylight. John Stewart added, You didnt send her a recent picture by chance. Rick Van Orden strolled by singing, Its just a matter of time. Teammates to the end! We did hold our breaths and our tongues (for a moment) when Akin hit the fence nose rst, George Horton broke his ankle sliding into second and Van Orden ripped a deep gash above his eye in a collision at rst base. Bob White told me about the big city. I explained how we did things in a small West Tennessee town. Tim Peters drove me down to the City Caf after practice and, over a Coke, talked baseball, country music and how to survive at the university. Corky Grant didnt say you need to practice hard. He led by example. Tim Turpens mom liked me more than him most days. We laughed and joked and got on each other..and in between we played some pretty good baseball. It was an honor to play behind Bob White or Dain Sain and along side John Stewart, Chap Wasson, Ernest Kirk and the others. Scheuny would grab me as he headed out to right eld, Kes, you get out here quick and catch anything you can, I told Coach Majors I came here to hit, not to eld. If you needed an encouraging word, it might come in a strange form, but it would come. When a real problem arose, those baseball players lined up to provide aid and comfort. If you were really down and out, they wouldnt let you get near a gun or a cliff. If you were short on cash, those guys were better than an ATM. Jim Williams and the Paschall brothers talked me into attending the University of the South. A baseball team saw that I didnt fail. Those people that think a college education is immersing yourself in European surveys, trigonometry and memorizing ream after ream of John Milton and Shakespeare, might be surprised. I learned more out on that old baseball eld than all the classrooms put together. Billy Cunningham, a pretty fair switch hitting catcher, had the idea to get us all back to The Mountain for a reunion. Weve been doing it for several years now. We hug each other unashamedly. We talk about marrying above ourselves. We relish in retelling those wonderful stories (again and again) of yesteryear. We watch the present day team play. And we lean on each other getting up and down the bleachers. Popham keeps us informed via email on the comings and goings in our group, as well as reminding us that Akin might not have been quite as good as he says. John will zing all of us from time to time. But I thank God for John and Bobby; both live near my oldest son in the Nashville area. If something went terribly wrong they would drop everything and sprint to Joshs aid! As would any of the others that understood I had a real need. I marvel at, and appreciate to this day, the depth of friendships that were born on that old hard rock baseball eld in such an out of the way place. And Im so thankful there are still things left in this world the years cant diminish. But Band of Brothers.naw, none of them would ever SAY that... Respectfully, KesThey made me toe the line!Our parents and grandparents leave us memories. Hopefully, yours left you good memories. My grandfather, who I called, Papa, continues to give me memories and things many years after his departure. He was packrat, keeping things just in case he might need them some day or perhaps so that someone would nd it and realize some meaning. The other day I did just that. My older brother and I were going through some of Papas things the other day together and my brother held up a Florida road map from the American Oil Company and asked me, Do you want this? Sometimes its eerie, I see my Papa in my older brother and when he asked me the question, it was almost as if Papa was asking me. Papa and I would load up in one of his little cars with his little dog and head off to Florida on many occasions. Sometimes we would get there and sometimes we would not. It all depended on who we met along the way and if we found too many other interesting places to stop. We would eat peanuts, hoop cheese and crackers. We would try new soda waters along the way. Papa was guilty of letting little boys drink too many RC Colas, Fantas, Nehis and any other sugary drink you could get from a roadside store or vending machine. My older brother knew I wanted the road map of Florida. By asking, he was simply telling me I needed it. It was old, but I couldnt really tell how old it was. There was no date stamped on the front and I wanted to handle it carefully until I could get to a place I could examine it more carefully. We were in a dark place where my Papa hid things that only we know about. (I say this just to irritate some of my relatives who think we know the hiding place of my Papas treasure.) In trying to determine the age of the map, I rst looked at the popular points of interest. As the American Oil Company map states, To help add adventure to your trip, high lights of popular points of interest are described below. One place of particular interest to me was Cape Canaveral, Florida. On the map it noted that Cape Canaveral was home of the United States Missile Center and launching site. I knew that around 1960, the Missile Firing Laboratory as it was called had become an extension of NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Later in 1962, Kennedy Space Centers Launch Operations Center was established as an independent NASA eld center, separate from the Alabama NASA location. The map seemed to be from the late 1950s to early 1960s. Checking Boca Ratons key attraction, I found Africa U.S.A. This turned out to be a really interesting place on the map (or it used to be). On March 10, 1953, John Pedersen opened Africa U.S.A. to the public. The admission to the gardens areas was free, and the Jungle Train Tour was 95 cents. The Jungle Train was open-air. In other words, there were no bars protecting you from the wild beasts. It sounded like a lot of fun. It was a zoo with no cages where visitors could safely interact with the animals. Pedersen roamed the world collecting animals and buying them from other zoos. These included camels, elephants and giraffe. The herds began to grow as the animals adapted to the South Florida climate. There were also cheetahs and other exotic animals running around. Im not so sure about safely interacting with some of these creatures. It reminds me a little of Jurassic Park. Reading more about John Pedersen, I found that he and his wife were The Florida Map CRANKS MY TRACTORBN Heard HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert Although the odds of having your identity stolen remain quite low, anyone whos ever been had their bank or credit card account compromised knows what a pain it can be to unravel the mess. Sometimes enterprising hackers just need your Social Security number, address and date of birth to start opening new accounts in your name. Many victims dont realize anythings wrong until they apply for a new account and nd their credit has been trashed; or, they start getting calls from collection agencies regarding unfamiliar accounts. More and more people have begun blocking access to information in their credit reports, even if there hasnt yet been any fraudulent activity, by instituting a security freeze. A credit security freeze is where you instruct the three major credit bureaus to disallow new creditors from viewing your credit report and score. Because most businesses wont lend without rst checking your report, a freeze can deter identity thieves. Before going to the trouble and expense of doing a credit freeze, however, learn how the process works and be aware of several possible inconveniences: First, determine if you really need a credit freeze. If your credit or debit card is lost or stolen, you wont necessarily be a victim of identity theft, which usually requires additional personal information. Similarly, fraudulent billing charges dont necessarily indicate identity theft. Verify by reviewing your credit reports. You can order one free report annually from the three major bureaus through the AnnualCreditReport. com; otherwise youll pay a small fee. To freeze your credit reports, you must individually contact each credit bureaus: Equifax (www.equifax.com), Experian (www.experian. com) and TransUnion (www.transunion.com). Youll need to supply your name, address, birth date, Social Security number and other personal information. Filing requirements and fees vary based on your state of residence (commonly $5 to $10). People over age 65 sometimes receive a discount and if you are an identity theft victim, credit freezes are free although youll need to provide supporting paperwork. Once implemented, youll receive a unique personal identi cation number (PIN) from each credit bureau. Store these PINs securely because youll need them to temporarily lift a credit freeze and then reinstate it usually for a fee. All these fees can really add up, so if youre planning any action that requires a credit check, you may want to hold off implementing a freeze. It can take up to ve business days to process a request for a security freeze or temporarily lift, so plan major purchases or other credit actions carefully. A few additional facts about credit freezes: Although freezes can help block the creation of new credit accounts, they can't prevent an identity thief from making charges to existing accounts. Your current creditors can still access your credit reports, as can collection agencies acting on their behalf. Government agencies have access for collecting child support payments or taxes, to investigate Medicaid fraud, or in response to court or administrative orders, subpoenas or search warrants. You can temporarily lift a credit freeze either for a speci c period of time, or for a speci c party say, a potential landlord or employer. If you lose your PIN, you may request a new one, although there may be a fee. Bottom line: Always monitor your credit reports to spot errors or fraudulent activity. To take security a step further, consider placing a credit freeze on your reports. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoneyShould you Freeze your credit reports? JASON ALDERMAN Page 4 Thursday, April 25, 2013 THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK @PSJ_StarFOLLOW US ON TWITTERSee CRANKS A5

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LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, April 25, 2013RESTORE projects reect local wants, needsBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Starwlocher@starfl.comThe RESTORE Act Committee had its nal meeting recently to decide which preapplications would move to the ofcial application stage as the committee whittled down the list of projects that may receive funding from the RESTORE act settlement with BP. Formed after an October meeting during which the broad strokes of the RESTORE Act were laid out, the goal of the group was to have not-for-prot projects with environmental or economic benets for Gulf County on the table if and when the money nally came. Six months, and 84 preproposals later, the county is still waiting with little information on what type of funds Gulf County may be eligible for. Its hard to work up a plan if you dont know where youre going, said Don Butler, chairman of the RAC. The group did, however, accomplish its goal of narrowing the projects down to 73 valid prospects. With 84 projects presented totaling over $113 million, there came 84 separate ideas on how to improve the towns, structures and areas around Gulf County. Theyre all good projects and all of them were submitted by good people, said Butler. What follows is a sampling of the pre-applications that were submitted for consideration. The City of Port St. Joe led a pre-proposal for needed improvements to the Centennial Building, which has been used a civic gathering location since 1938. The $475,000 proposal suggested that if the building was to stay in use, repairs were needed to the roong and ooring with additional funds going toward sound dampening and new paint. Renovations were estimated to take 18 months. A proposal was led by the Gulf County School Board for funds to be allocated toward renovating existing science labs in both the Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka junior/senior high schools. These updates would create state-of-the-art laboratories and adjoining classrooms for implementing a science program aimed at training students for careers and lifestyles that promoted conservation and protection of the areas ecosystems and natural resources. The $1.5 million dollar project would also cover the purchase of supplies, equipment, staff development and transportation. Its about opening career paths for our students, said Sara Joe Wooten, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. It will let them look at how the environment affects their community. Also in the market for educational updates, Gulf Coast State College President Jim Kerley proposed a new multipurpose technology center be added to the Gulf/Franklin campus. The $3.9 million dollar project would provide the lab space required to provide technical training programs to expand and diversify the economy of Gulf County. Local historic landmark, the Port Theatre was one focus of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency. The agency led a 3-year, $3.5 million proposal for acquiring and renovating the Reid Avenue structure along with making updates to the furniture and equipment. These upgrades would allow the building to be a source of community theatre that would support the arts and contribute dollars to the local economy through job creation and new business opportunities. On a mission to make Gulf County more accessible to visitors, the Tourist Development Council suggested a Waynding project aimed at making navigation of the Forgotten Coast a little bit easier. The $269,000 project would add signage and graphic communication to various places of interest. The consistent and organized look would reportedly help visitors simplify their travel from place to place while also allowing for old or faded signs to be replaced. Research conrmed our guests are explorers and like to wander so good, clean, strategically placed branded signs would be a great asset for us, said Jennifer Jenkins, Executive Director of the TDC. It connects the brand to the visitor while they are in market. The City of Wewahitchka submitted ve proposals, one of them to suggest replacement of the Dead Lakes dam. This would aim to x water levels that have lowered both the sh populations and shing-related tourism in the area. The $5 million dollar project would also create a new water supply for the north end of the county. Friends of St. Joseph State Park teamed up with the Constitution Convention Museum State Park and expressed interest in extending the Cap San Blas bike path with a project estimated at $1 million. Open only to foot and bike trafc, the recommended extension would begin at the current paths end on the northern end of the Cape and end inside Eagle Harbor Park. It was suggested that the bike path would give visitors another way to enjoy the peninsula State Park, which receives over 200,000 visitors each year. The largest amount on the list checks in at $17 million for the stabilization of St. Joseph Peninsula Beach. Sections of the beach have eroded over the years and the GBOCC, which led the application, said that without this nourishment, the beach may not last another 10 years. This 12-month project would treat the area from the southern tip of the beach to one mile north of the Stump Hole area. Butler went on to mention that other counties are now reaching out after hearing about the Gulf County RAC process. Its a great thing. The more of us moving in the same direction, the better, he said. With myriad other plans, projects and ideas, Gulf County has plenty of ways to make the Forgotten Coast unforgettable. All 84 of the pre-applications can be read online at www. gulfcounty-.gov/grants.cfm. The RESTORE Act Committee consisted of Chairman Don Butler, Towan Kopinsky, Jeremy Novak, David Richardson, Jennifer Jenkins, Johanna White, Loretta Costin, Kim Bodine, Jim Anderson, Phillip Gaskin, Dewey Blaylock, Eugene Rafeld, Guerry Madgison, and Pat Hardman. Warren Yeager served for several sessions, eventually being replaced by Minnie Likely.With myriad other plans, projects and ideas, Gulf County has plenty of ways to make the Forgotten Coast unforgettable. All 84 of the pre-applications can be read online at www.gulfcounty-.gov/grants.cfm. an incredible story by themselves. Pedersen came to Florida from Racine, Wisconsin. He was a fellow had struggled through many hard times early in his life. John was a fellow who had fallen on hard times who always wanted an African Safari of his own. After trying his hand at a number of things to keep his family fed through very rough times including the Great Depression, John found his goldmine. Actually his wife, Lillian found it or found a way to rope it in. Lillian was real handy with crafty things and started making these little fancy ropes she called curtain tie-backs out of scraps of material. They got real popular with her friends and neighbors. Her husband, John after patenting the curtain tiebacks, went to Chicago and sold them to all the major Chicago department stores like Montgomery Ward and Sears Roebuck. With these contracts, the Unique Novelty Company was born and the Pedersens began dreaming about that African Safari again. With the proceeds from the curtain tie-backs, John bought land around Racine where he constructed affordable housing for workers. His two bedroom houses cost $1000 to buy, and he built 70 houses for rental properties. He became well-known for his one cents sale if you bought one house you got another for one cent! Can you believe that? Well, he eventually ended up in Boca Raton, Florida and bought a lot of land where he built Africa U.S.A. I guess you could say the Pedersens just needed to pull back the curtains to see their dreams. Africa U.S.A was sold and closed its doors on September 4, 1961. All of Johns animals were sold at auction to zoos around the country. Mr. Pedersen was 65 at the time and tired of ghting city hall. I guess folks got a little edgy living so close to an African Safari. Therefore, I gured out my map had to be around 1960 or so. Then, I came across a site on the internet that decodes the numbers used on road maps to determine when they were published, the version, the original map date, etc. I gured out the year it was published and the other particulars. It was a good feeling. My brother had asked me if I wanted my Papas Florida road map which I found to be published in 1962, using the mapping information and points of interest from a few years previous. My brother knew I wanted it. My Papa knew I would want it. He had saved it for me. I was born in 1962. Over the next 10 to 12 years, my Papa would take me back and to forth to the Sunshine State for adventures that he keeps reminding me of. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. RobertC. BrunerAttorneyPersonal&Business BankruptcyOver30YearsLegalExperienceOfcelocatedat:19IslandDrive,Eastpoint,FL850-670-3030Weareadebtreliefagency.Wecanhelppeoplele bankruptcyreliefundertheU.S.BankruptcyCode. Thehiringofalawyerisanimportantdecisionthat shouldnotbebasedsolelyuponadvertisements.Before youdecide,askustosendyoufreewritteninformation aboutourqualicationsandexperience. WWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM -ONTHEPOOPDECKTHURSDAY-7PM:RANDYSTARK FRIDAY-7PM:RANDYSTARKWITHARTLONG SATURDAY-9PM:FLABBERGASTEDBAND-INTHECROWSNEST-FRIDAY&SATURDAY-9PM KARAOKE DJ DANCING-LADIESNIGHT--HAPPYHOURCRANKS from page A4 Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. 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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A Special to The StarWhat would you name a mama sea turtle? Would you name her after your mother, a country music singer, your best friend or your favorite ower? And if you can think of lots of names you can also name all the hatchlings. Do you know a child or a friend who would like to follow their own mother sea turtle and her nest of eggs this summer? With turtle nesting season approaching the Supporters of St. Vincent National Wildlife Preserve is once again looking for interested persons to adopt sea turtle nests. This program along with grant money provides nancial assistance to support the sea turtle nesting program on the island. An adopted nest makes a thoughtful gift for any occasion. Nesting season begins in May and runs through October. Loggerhead turtles are the most prevalent species that lay their eggs on the gulf beaches of St. Vincent Island. Each nest contains over 100 eggs. Con rmed nests (those that actually contain eggs) need protection from the predators primarily feral hogs and raccoons that live on the island. The beaches are patrolled several times a week by trained volunteers. The crawls are examined by the volunteers to determine the species of the turtle and if there are eggs in the nest. The con rmed nests are protected with wire cages, marked, and the location is documented with GPS. The nests are then monitored for the rest of the season ending with a hatch count when the nest hatches. You can help support the turtle program on St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge by participating in our Adopt-a-Nest program. For a small fee of $25 you will be able to name the turtle whose nest you adopt and you will receive the following: adoption certi cate photo of adopted nest activity/hatchling report recognition in Supporters newsletter Proceeds from nest adoptions help offset refuge costs for the turtle monitoring program. These costs include fuel for the survey vehicles and materials to construct cages to protect nests from predators. Turtle adoptions make a wonderful gift for people of any age who care about turtles and wildlife preservation. With so many turtles choosing to nest on St. Vincent Island last year, we are hoping for an increase in turtle adoptions. To adopt a nest or learn more about the program, email us at supportstvin@hotmail.com or leave a message at 2296735 and thank you for your support! Wednesday, May 8 will be the last monthly island tour before the summer heat and bugs arrive. In the fall the tours will resume on the second Wednesday of each month. Our enhanced website will give you details about the tours plus a convenient place to sign up. Just click on Island Tour Sign Up. The tour is free, but participants must make a reservation on the web @ www.stvincentfriends.com. Seats are lled on a rst come, rst served basis. There is a small charge for boat transportation to and from the island. You can also visit the island on your own. Do remember that the island is primitive bring everything you need, including drinking water and leave only your footprints behind. This monthly column is provided by the Supporters of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge. Please visit our web page for more information and volunteer opportunities www.stvincentfriends. com and never miss an opportunity to visit St. Vincent Island. 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.2579 6330% Fri,Apr.2680 67 0% Sat,Apr.2778 6730% Sun,Apr.2878 6640% Mon,Apr.2979 6560% Tues,Apr.3081 66 0% Wed,May0178 64 0% SPONSORED BY Inshore OffshoreGag grouper is back open in Franklin Co. and Indian Pass for our region. Good reports from the live bottom areas are producing nice 12-15 pound fish in 100 feet of water. Cobia fever has sent in on the Forgotten Coast this week with great reports from Mexico Beach and the Cape as well. Live eels, pin fish and jigs all will work for these fish, but be prepared, most are over the 50 pound mark! Our area fishing is heating up this month as the weather and air temps start to climb. Trout and red fish are in the bays over the flats once again. Gulp shrimp in new penny color is red hot right now, if flounder is on the menu, try new penny with a chartreuse tail. Spanish mackerel and great pompano are running the beaches along Cape San Blas and Indian Pass this week.Boats need love, too!Fiberglass repairs, Part 4Re nishing with gelcoat or paintMatching color with gelcoat is best accomplished by ordering a factory match from boat dealer, Spectrum Colors or Mini-Craft of Florida. Provide them with year, make and model along with hull number, located on right rear corner of transom. The kit include the catalyst needed but recommend ordering recommended thinner and a Pre-Val spray kit (about $10); this kit will allow you to spray the repaired area without air compressor/paint gun, etc. Follow mixing instructions on the can, mix a small amount, 2-3 ounces, for small repair, gelcoat will catalyze in 15-30 minutes after mixed, depending on outside temperatures and amount of catalyst added. Apply a very light coat rst, wait 3-5 minutes, then heavier coat, wait, third and fourth coats. Now open pre-val container and add a tablespoon, one-third ounce of the reducer, apply 2-3 additional light coats around the perimeter 3-4 inches beyond repair. The objective is to allow the original gelcoat to slightly show through; this will help blend repair into surrounding areas. Allow gelcoat to thoroughly dry, about 24 hours. Begin wet sanding area with 600 grit, objectives is to make new gelcoat, perfectly smooth (careful, dont sand through your fresh gelcoat). Now, sand again with 800-1,000 grit and then with 1,500 grit, polish with compound and apply a coat of wax.Star Staff ReportThe 98 Real Estate Group Ling Ding Tournament finished week three and the cobia are coming to the scales each week. Capt. Mitch Coleman was leading after the first week with a 67.30 pound fish, and so far it is still holding the lead. In week two Capt. Charlene Burke was fishing out of the boat named St. Misbehavin II and caught a cobia weighing 37.96 pounds. In week three Capt. Dave Mullis caught a cobia weighing 41.85 pounds. He was fishing in the boat named Spirit Horse. The largest amberjack in the tournament was caught by Keith Carraway in the boat named Seament. It weighed 71.87 pounds. The tournament will conclude this Saturday, April 27, with a party for the anglers at Mexico Beach Marina on Saturday evening. SHIPSHAPEBy Richard Hance Page 6 Thursday, April 25, 2013Ling Ding tourney wraps up week 3PHOTO SPECIAL TO THE STARCapt. Dave Mullis with the biggest cobia caught in week three of the Ling Ding Tournament. The sh weighed in at 41.85 pounds. Adopt a nest mother and baby sea turtles BIRDS-EYE VIEWFROM ST. VINCENT ISLAND

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com ASection Robbins, Davis win individual titlesStar Staff ReportMaya Robbins and NNamdi Davis swept the 100 meter titles and the Port St. Joe girls nished fourth at the Region 1-1A track and eld meet last week in Jacksonville. Robbins, a junior, took the 100 meters in a time of 12.69 and also garnered two silver medals, nishing second at 200 meters with a time of 25.73 and second in the long jump with a leap of 16-feet-11. Davis, a senior, won the boys 100 meters in a time of 10.96. Davis also quali ed for the state meet this weekend in the triple jump, nishing fourth. The top four individuals or teams in each event advanced to the state Class 1A Track and Field meet this Friday in Jacksonville. Also qualifying to state for Port St. Joe was Nicole Endres, second in the pole vault with a leap of 10-0. The Port St. Joe girls compiled 38 points to nish in fourth place in the team standings. The Port St. Joe boys were 13th; the Wewahitchka boys were 21st and the Lady Gators nished 22nd. In other individual efforts, Davis was fth in the triple jump and Michell Pryor scored points for Port St. Joe by nishing seventh in the shot put. Pryor was ninth in the discus. Jack Cummings was seventh for Port St. Joe in the shot put and Celeste Chiles was seventh in the pole vault. In the girls 4 by 400, the Wewahitchka team of TKalyn Carter, Hope Freeman, Brittany Grif n and McKenna Waters nished sixth and the Port St. Joe team of Damari Cutler, Robbins, Brooklyn Quinn and Maliyah McNair was eighth. The Wewahitchka boys 4 by 100 team of Shaquille Scott, Bryce Chancey, Cameron Laster and Josh Epps was seventh and the 4 by 800 team of Scott, Laster, Epps and Jakob Bidwell was also seventh. The Port St. Joe girls 4 by 800 team of Zykeriah Pittman, Khaliyah Johnson, Aliyah Johnson and Morgan Gant nished 10th. Port St. Joes Jak Riley was 12th in the 200 meters and 15th in the long jump; Freeman was 12th in the 400 meters; and Port St. Joes Teiyaha Hutchinson was 11th in the 200. Tiger Sharks eliminated in district tournamentStar Staff ReportWalks and errors, an Achilles heel for the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team all season caught up to the Tiger Sharks again in the district tournament. Port St. Joe fell to South Walton on Monday in the opening round of the tournament 6-0, ending the Tiger Sharks season. Port St. Joe managed just four hits in the seven innings of play and were hurt by errors and walks in the third and fth innings as the Seahawks built their lead. South Walton advances to take on top-seeded Bozeman in the semi nals today. The Tiger Sharks ended up 10-16. I would like to thank all of the players for working throughout the season, said Coach Chuck Gannon. We would like to thank the community for its continued support of Shark baseball. We would also like to wish our four seniors the best of luck in their next step in life. Star Staff ReportWewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School basketball standouts Jessica Smith and Raheem Wright were chosen as members of two area all-star classics played in the past month. Both played in the Halifax All-Star Classic held April 6 at Gulf Coast State College and there were also selected to play in the 8th annual Florida Panhandle Shootout on April 12 at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. Senior athletes were selected from high schools between Pensacola and Tallahassee to headline these events. At the Halifax Classic, Smith scored ve points and had one steal in the girls game. Wright had eight points and ve rebounds for the winning East squad during the boys event. Rutherford star, Jai Jenks, a Wewahitchka native, who moved to Panama City during his elementary years, was named the Most Valuable Player of the game. At the Florida Panhandle Shootout, Wright scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the East team to victory. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the game. Smith scored four points and played great defense for the East girls squad. This was a great honor for Jessica and Raheem, said WHS boys basketball coach Jay Bidwell. They are the rst two basketball players from Wewa in recent history to participate in a basketball allstar game and they actually were chosen for two different all-star teams. On top of this, Raheem was able to show other top high school and college coaches what made him such a special player for us when he earned the MVP at the Panhandle Shootout. By playing at such a high level against future college players, Raheem gave us a preview of what he might accomplish at the college level. Jessica also demonstrated great basketball potential, but as a three-sport star, she decided to go another route earlier this spring when she signed with the University of Central Floridas softball team. I join the whole administration and coaching staff here at Wewahitchka High in wishing these two special players the best of luck as they continue their athletic and academic pursuits at the university level.Spring football begins next weekStar Staff ReportSpring football practice begins next Wednesday for the two county high schools. Spring practice begins on May 1 for Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High Schools, with two weeks of practice culminating in a spring jamboree on May 16. The jamboree will be held at Shark Stadium in Port St. Joe and the two county schools will be joined by Franklin County. Each team will play two halves, four full quarters. The night gets started at 6:30 p.m. ET with Franklin County facing Wewahitchka in the rst half of play. Franklin County will play one half against Port St. Joe and the night will end with Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe facing off for two quarters. The community is encouraged to come out and support these three football programs.PSJ girls place second at regional track meetPage 7 Thursday, April 25, 2013SPECIAL TO THE STARAfter winning the district title the previous week, the Port St. Joe girls nished fourth in the Region 1-1A track and eld meet. WHS players Smith, Wright standout in classicsSPECIAL TO THE STARJessica Smith and Raheem Wright played in two all-star classic basketball games the past month. PHIL COALE | Special to The StarPort St. Joe Coach Chuck Gannon, right, and team captain Tyler Worley, a senior, bring the lineup to the meeting of umpires prior to the start of the playoff game with South Walton. PHIL COALE | Special to The StarMaKayla Ramsey won two games, striking out 11 in the semi nals, to lead Port St. Joe to the district title game. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team hosted the District 4-1A tournament last week and the Lady Tiger Sharks reached the title game before falling to Liberty County. Port St. Joe will travel to Sneads Tuesday for a regional quarter nal matchup. The winner will face the winner of Liberty CountyWewahitchka on May 3. The Lady Tiger Sharks opened the district tournament by whipping West Gadsden 15-0 in a game shortened due to the run rule. MaKayla Ramsey started on the mound for Port St. Joe and struck out seven and walked none and allowed no hits and no runs over four innings. Ramsey had three hits to lead Port St. Joe while Haley Wood, Brittany King, Shannon Pridgeon and Halleigh Keels each knocked out a pair of hits. In the semi nals, Port St. Joe pounded South Walton 9-3. Ramsey went the distance on the mound, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out 11 and walking three over seven innings. Keels had three hits, Ramsey two and King pasted a two-run home run in the sixth to pad the lead. In the title game, Liberty County, ranked No. 3 in the state in Class 1A, carved out a 6-2 victory. We had our opportunities but we got only one run in the second after loading the bases and just couldnt get a hit when we loaded them again in the seventh, said Port St. Joe coach Jim Belin. Ramsey pitched six innings, allowing 11 hits and four earned runs while striking out ve and walking two. Wood, Ramsey and Callie Fleshren each had two hits and Kelsey Miles, King, Christian Laine and Keels had one hit each. Port St. Joe runner-up at tournament

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The Yeager allegations had been publicly aired by PAC members, the complaint details. The allegations concerning Yeager are also the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Florida Commission on Ethics, which is scheduled to hold a closed hearing on the matter this week. At the July 24 BOCC meeting, the complaint details, McElroy again discussed Garth and the PAC during the Public Discussion portion of the meeting. McElroy began by asserting that the PAC had raised questions about the passing of a county nuisance and homeless shelter ordinance and again, the complaint notes, McElroy was provided additional speaking time by commissioners. Yeager and Williams picked up the comments from there, with Yeager saying there were personal attacks against him and threats to his family and others, according to the complaint. Williams said the PAC had bad intent and motives and was out to destroy people. McLemore said if the PAC had problem it should come after him and leave family alone, alleging threats that had not been made, the complaint reads. The lawsuit alleges the BOCC choreographed McElroys appearance and comments and were motivated to retaliate for Garths exercise, on his own behalf and on behalf of the PAC, of First Amendment rights. The lawsuit details that in a matter unrelated to the BOCC meetings, the State Attorney began an investigation based on a complaint by Yeager. The lawsuit alleges the investigation was initiated and conducted in retaliation for Garths and the PACs legal and protected statements. The nal meeting detailed in the complaint concerns a BOCC meeting of Oct. 25, 2012. The lawsuit alleges McElroy was invited into the room where commissioners were concluding preparation for the meeting where she offered documents pertaining to her upcoming comments that morning. McElroy was again invited up during Public Discussion during which she falsely and maliciously attacked the PAC and Garth, detailing information from the SAO investigation which had already been closed, the lawsuit details. McElroy and Williams used the term extortion to describe the actions of Garth and the PAC and criticized the actions of several local individuals during the investigation. The lawsuit alleges that after that meeting, multiple phone calls, from one or more of the named defendants, were made to the SAO in order to have the extortion investigation reopened. The sole result of the reopening of the case, the lawsuit details, was to shift the focus to a criminal conviction of Garths more than 40 years old and whether his voting rights had been restored. The evidence of the conviction and the voting rights question has never been made public. When the Gulf County Supervisor of Elections moved ahead to remove Garth from the voters rolls, the SAO failed to provide evidence of a crime and suggested the removal of Garth from the voting rolls should not progress. The result, the lawsuit alleges, was retaliatory humiliation for Garth and the PAC. They allegations are that operating under the color of state law as elected ofcials, the BOCC, Williams, Yeager and McLemore took actions designed to retaliate and humiliate and infringe on the protected interests of Garth and the PAC. The board and commissioners continued that infringement through the false complaint that led to the SAO investigation and later by contacting the SAO to have the investigation re-opened, the lawsuit alleges. Yeager, Williams and McLemore, individually, further infringed on the First Amendment rights of Garth and the PAC, the lawsuit alleges, through actions and words at BOCC meetings and the false complaint to the SAO. The lawsuit makes the same claim toward McElroy through a legal theory that McElroy possessed animus toward Garth and the PAC and was spurred by recommendation through the actions of the BOCC. McElroy, the lawsuit alleges, acted in bad faith and malicious purpose and deliberate indifference and/or reckless disregard for the civil rights of the plaintiffs. The lawsuit further alleges abuse of power by the BOCC and Williams, Yeager and McLemore for knowingly directing or causing the SAO investigation and for that investigation to be reopened, motivated by the private and illegal agenda of the board, individual commissioners or McElroy. The board further erred by not having in place a policy to protect the plaintiffs constitutional rights to free speech and expression and failed to adopt a policy even after learning of the damage and harm to plaintiffs, including grave mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss of capacity for enjoyment of life, embarrassment, humiliation, loss of reputation, lost employment opportunity and lost wages. McElroy is additionally sued for abuse of power due to her allegedly providing the recommended path for the BOCC and individual commissioners to engage Garth and the PAC and for defamation of character. BOCC from page A1Thursday, April 25, 2013projections. As we have known about the shortfall, even with the additional mill, we had to sit down and plan for it, to identify potential cuts. We knew this was coming. Notifying the School Board and union of the pending job cuts is a requirement by law. The noti cation also provides some exibility to the district on how cuts will be made. The district, as it does each year, last month notied those personnel employed for less than three years and on annual contract that their contracts were up. In a typical year, the district will hire nearly all those teachers back once budget numbers are clear. The union, president Billy Hoover said, would like the district to make the cuts from that pool of teachers and not hire 30 back before cutting other teaching positions. They want to cut tenured teachers, which I dont understand, Hoover said. However, where a Reduction of Force noti cation has been issued, state law mandates that districts not take seniority into account on job cuts. We can not make these cuts on the back of our younger teachers, Norton said. As the state requires, we had to decide that the number one priority was to identify our program needs of the students of Gulf County. Norton said the estimated number of positions eliminated in the teaching ranks to be 12-15, adding that cuts will be signi cantly realized through attrition. As detailed in the Reduction of Force noti cation, much of the focus on job cuts will be among instructional personnel, but Norton said there will be cuts in administrative and non-instructional positions. Among the various services the district provides, including transportation and food service, the district will also look at the viability of outsourcing custodial/janitorial services, which would eliminate 1112 positions. Norton, however, noted that in examining the spectrum of cuts, administrative cuts in the schools will prove dif cult as each school is already operating without an assistant principal. District staff has also been reduced each of the past two years. We are literally in the marrow, Norton said. We arent in the muscle, we arent in the bone. We are in the marrow. We do not have assistant principals in the schools. We are very light in district staff. We think we do an excellent job with the existing staff. Given the current numbers for public school nancing in the Florida Legislature and they are subject to change in the nal weeks of the legislative session before arriving on the governors desk the district will bring in $16.26 million in revenue next year against $17.128 in expenditures, translating into a shortfall of $868,249 for scal year 2013-14. Included in those expenditures is $190,000 in what Norton called an unfunded mandate for the district to pick up 2 percent of the 3 percent employees must now pay toward retirement and $307,849 in merit-based teacher raises that can not be spent for any other use. Again, Tallahassee is setting the terms and passing down unfunded mandates, Norton said. They get to look good and bad and they make us look bad and ugly. Compounding that is declining enrollment. The district receives roughly $3,200 in state nancing for every fulltime equivalent student. The district has lost more than 400 students the past decade. This year alone, Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School saw enrollment erode by nearly 40 students, more than offsetting modest gains at the two elementary schools. There is $100,000 in funding lost, Norton said. But despite that, we are a high-performing district that ranks in the top 25 percent in the state of Florida. We have two A schools and in comparison Bay County does not have one. We have wonderful schools that serve our community. To cut any further than we are going to and deliver the high level of service we do now would be an impossible task. The School Board will formally begin considering areas for budget cuts beginning with its next regular meeting, to be held 6 p.m. CT May 7 at Wewahitchka Elementary School. SCHOOL from page A1

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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) Manorama has played the most leading roles in movie history and is what nationality? British, German, Indian, Italian 2) Whos been the only U.S. president blind in one eye? Monroe, Taylor, T. Roosevelt, Eisenhower 3) What was the rst TV show ever to be put into reruns? Rin Tin Tin, Cisco Kid, Lone Ranger, Sky King 4) Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico is what type of organization? Political, Musical, Olympic, Floral 5) The worlds termites outweigh the humans about how many to 1? 2, 3, 5, 10 6) Who was the Good Gray Poet? Longfellow, Whitman, Frost, Sandburg 7) Besides Deputy Fife, what character won an Emmy for The Andy Grif th Show? Aunt Bee, Floyd, Andy, Ernest T. Bass 8) What date is a French legal holiday on which WWII ended in Europe? March 10, May 8, July 20, Oct. 3 9) Where does a hemi-designed engine ordinarily place the sparkplugs? Sides, Center, Back, Front 10) Both Lincoln and Kennedy were killed on what day of the week? Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 11) Whats the square of a number? Zeme, Zenzic, Zizel, Zooid 12) Charcoal is created by heating wood to high temperatures in the absence of? Light, Oxygen, Water, Smoke 13) Who was quoted, It aint a t night out for man or beast? Mae West, W. C. Fields, Karl Marx, Patrick Henry 14) Where was movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn born? Poland, England, Mexico, Israel ANSWERS 1) Indian. 2) T. Roosevelt. 3) Lone Ranger. 4) Musical. 5) 10. 6) Whitman. 7) Aunt Bee. 8) May 8. 9) Center. 10) Friday. 11) Zenzic. 12) Oxygen. 13) W. C. Fields. 14) Poland. COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, April 25, 2013 BPage 1Section Centennial TRIVIAThis Port St. Joe photograph was taken during the ceremony dedicating the recently completed monument commemorating the signing of Floridas rst constitution. What year did the dedication take place? a) 1913, b) 1923, c) 1938, d) 1956Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com A commemorative coin, die-struck in brass and gold-plating will soon be available for purchase to serve as a reminder for the upcoming 100th birthday of Port St. Joe. To honor the July 1 birthday, a week-long celebration full of activities and events will be held across the town. In October, Mayor Mel Magidson appointed several committees to brainstorm and coordinate the events. He sought out people whose families were steeped in the history, background and culture of the town. Theyre all hard workers and familiar with the area, Magidson said. One of the committees, headed by City Auditor and Clerk, Charlotte Pierce was asked to come up with the perfect memento that locals could buy and pass down through future generations to remember the Gold coin commemorates Port St. Joes 100th birthday See COIN B5By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Mexico Beach Community Development Council launched its 13h annual photography contest at the beginning of April and invites everyone to help capture a different perspective of the city. Submissions are being accepted across six categories including beaches, shing and boating, sunrises and sunsets, ora and animal life, people and general photography around Mexico Beach. We have such loyal residents and visitors that enjoy capturing Mexico Beach, said Community Development Council director Kimberly Shoaf. Each photographer is limited to ve pictures per category. Photos may be color or black-and-white but may not have undergone any type of digital enhancements. All photos must have been taken in or around Mexico Beach but not necessarily during the time frame of the contest. Over 200 submissions were received during the 2012 contest and all photos are on display in the Mexico Beach Welcome Center. These glimpses into the beauty and culture of the city are hung on the walls and collected in albums for visitors to see upon arrival. We believe that all our submissions are famous because they all capture the true beauty of Mexico Beach, Shoaf said. Last years winners included Rob Greenland in the beach category, Debbie Howard for animal life, and Janis Kartman for shing and boating. Each winner received a ribbon and some serious bragging rights.SPECIAL TO THE STARRob Greenlands winning photograph from the 2012 Beaches category.Mexico Beach photography contest is underway PHOTO CONTEST By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Poor weather didnt stop those at Wewahitchkas second annual Relay for Life event from celebrating survivors and raising close to $15,000 to ght cancer. The Carnival of Hope was moved indoors to the gymnasium at the First Baptist Church but the rain didnt keep locals from coming out to support a good cause. Thank you to all the teams and the committee for all of their hard work! said Christy Husband, event chair for the Wewahitchka Relay. Thank you to the survivors, caregivers and spectators for their support by showing up to Relay with us! Together we will continue to Celebrate, remember, and ght for a cure! Each Relay for Life event is made up of fundraising teams who sell goods and provide entertainment while a member from each must walk around a track for 18 hours. Teams swap out members as needed to keep someone moving at all times. Funds raised are donated to the American Cancer Society. Husband was the announcer for the event and welcomed everyone to the relay. Ashley Lister Forehand, the team development chair gave a passionate thank you to those in attendance and Wewahitchka Relay for Life doesnt let bad weather stop ght against cancer WEWA RELAY FOR LIFEWES LOCHER | The Star Many turned out to show support at Wewahitchkas Relay for Life event.See RELAY B6 See CONTEST B5Star Staff ReportWalkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the American Cancer Societys Relay For Life of Gulf County gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on Friday, April 26. Teams of residents will gather at the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Football Field. Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at the football eld, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of the fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. For example, the Sacred Heart Relay Team will be serving breakfast during the Relay Saturday morning from 6-9 a.m. Diners can choose from pancakes w/sausage or biscuits and gravy w/sausage (served with orange juice) for $5. To purchase a ticket contact Kim Kurnitsky at 227-4093. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups, people from all walks of life. The aim to help further the American Cancer Societys efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by nding cures and by ghting back. Survivors wishing to register for the survivor ceremony/dinner please contact Deann Wilder 227-8417. To purchase a luminaria in honor or in memory of a loved one please contact Heather Bryant at 340-1666. They may also be purchased at Centennial Bank and Capital City Bank. Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those weve lost, and ght back against the disease, said Kurnitsky, Relay For Life of Gulf County team development chair. Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that the Gulf County community is not immune to this disease and that by participating in Relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Societys efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Gulf County Relay for Life this FridaySee GULF COUNTY B6SPECIAL TO THE STARThe commemorative centennial coin will be available for purchase for $15.

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Werequireallpotentialadopterstocompleteanapplicationform.Adoptionfeesincludeourcost ofspay/neuterandcurrentvaccinations.Insomecasesdonationsmayberequestedtooffsetcostof petsrequiringanyadditionalmedicalcare.SHBHSisaproudmemberofwww.petsforpatriots.orgThispetqualifiesforPetsforPatriotssupportedadoption. PUBLICNOTICEeGulfCountyBoardofCountyCommissionershasscheduledaworkshopfor Monday,April29,2013at9:00a.m.,E.T.,intheirmeetingroomattheGulfCounty CourthouseinPortSt.Joe,Florida. A)Landll B)MandatoryHouseholdGarbage C)Recycling TYNALINSMILEY,CHAIRMAN TheParadeofHomesisanannualevent featuringacollectionofbrandnewhomes builtbyBayCountysnestbuilders. ThehomesspaneverypartofBayCounty andcoverawiderangeofpricesfrom highlyaordabletoluxurycustomhomes. 2093026 TheMagicofCapeSanBlas andtheSurroundingAreaBooksavailableat: NoNameBookstore, BluewaterOutriggers, AreaBookstores,MaddoxHouse**AvailableOnline**www.marlenewomack.com FREE SPAY/NEUTERFixingyourpet saveslives! St.JosephBayHumane SocietyisofferingFREE Spay/Neuterforthepetsof GulfCountyONLY Millionsofhealthy,adoptablecatsanddogsareeuthanizedeach yearsimplybecausetherearenotenoughhomesforthemall. CALL:8502271103ORPICKUPANAPPLICATIONAT100710THST.,PORTST.JOE,FL Star Staff ReportBoy Scouts Troop 47 of Port St. Joe has launched a new website. Check out the site at www.troop47portstjoe@scoutlander.com and see what the local boys and their troop are doing and how they are serving the community. And if your organization needs some help and the boys can assist please send Bill Van Der Tulip the Scoutmaster a message and will try to help. Troop 47 attended an Eagle Merit Badge Academy at Camp Osbourne in the South Georgia Council. Seven scouts attended and collectively earned 18 Eagle Scout required merit badges over the weekend. Merit Badges earned were: personal tness, environmental science, rst aid, emergency preparedness, citizenship in the community and communications. We are proud of the scouts that attended and have set their sights on that eagle badge, said Van der Tulip. The scouts were Patrol Leader Josh Willis, Hunter Van Der Tulip, Thomas Miniat, Tyler Watson, Caleb Schwiekert, Christian Quaranta and Dakota Braun. Albert and Kathy Milton of Marianna are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Danielle Milton, to Justin Lee Lyons of Port St. Joe, Florida. He is the son of Cecil Lyons III of Port St Joe, Florida and Sheila and Don Kelly of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lauren is the granddaughter of the late Robert H. and Lucille Milton of Marianna and the late Henry C. and Althea Stevens of Marianna. Justin is the grandson of Cecil II and Beth Lyons of Port St Joe and Michael and Mary Cox of Lynn Haven; and the great-grandson of Robert Williams of Port St Joe, Florida. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Marianna High School. She attended Chipola College and Florida State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2007. She is currently employed in Marianna as a Realtor with ERA Chipola Realty. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Port St Joe High School. He attended Chipola College and Florida State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology in 2012. He is currently employed in Panama City as an IT specialist for Big Bend Community Based Care. The bride and groom are to be married in Marianna, Fla., on June 1, 2013. EngagementsMr. 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. 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 Port Saint Joe Garden Club will tour Dragons Mead Daylilys near Panama City on Thursday, May 9. The Club will meet at our historic Garden Center on Eighth Street at 9 a.m. ET and car pool to the gardens. Anyone interested in our club is welcome to come along. Our building is on the state and national lists of historic sites. The building may be rented by inquiring on the Port Saint Joe Garden Club Facebook page.Special to The StarOn March 24, Theodore Taylor, 65, of Port. St. Joe, was admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. After being on the waiting list for two years, he is now next in line for a new heart. We hope and pray that he doesnt have to wait long. For this reason, the family is asking the help of their community, family, friends and loved ones to assist them in raising the necessary funds to alleviate costs that they will incur during this stressful time. A prayers and donations are welcome. Donations can be made to Emerald Coast, account number 71744-015.Lauren Milton, Justin Lyons to wedTaylor account establishedTroop 47 launches new website, attends merit badge weekendB2 | The Star Thursday, April 25, 2013 Caitlin Poff, Coy Knox to wed PSJ Garden Club news

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The Star| B3 RealEstatePicksOurlocalrealestateexpertshaveidentiedwhat theyfeelarethebestvaluesaroundandare oeringthemtoyouinRealEstatePicks!(Inthis section),Discoverthebestrealestatevaluesin MexicoBeach,PortSt.Joe,Apalachicola,CapeSan Blas,St.GeorgeIsland,Carrabelle andsurroundingareas. BestValueson theForgottenCoast SELLYOURLISTINGSHERE! (850)814-7377 (850)227-7847SOLD NOWUNDERNEW/LOCALOWNERSHIP!DARREN&PAMMcDANI EL COMEBYANDTRY OURNEWEXPANDEDMENU! FRESHAPALACHICOLAOYSTERS! COLDESTBEER&BESTVIEWINGULFCOUNTY! 4514489 Thursday, April 25, 2013Special to The StarThe staff of Faith Christian School would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the Lions Club of Gulf County for their contribution to the technology program of FCS. The Lions Club is the worlds largest service club organization, and their members work hard to meet the needs of their local communities. From performing handson community work and service projects to providing emergency assistance, the Clubs community and environment programs improve their communities. Faith Christian School is a non-prot, private school that provides a high-quality, Christian-based education to Gulf Countys children. This generous gift from the Lions Club will ensure the students of FCS continue to learn leading-edge technological skills for the future. Special to The StarFCAT/EOC Testing Testing is in full swing. We have completed 7thand 8thGrade Math, 7th-, 8th-, 9thand 10th-Grade Reading, 8th-Grade Science and 11thGrade American History FCAT Testing. The Biology End of Course (EOC) exam is scheduled for April 30 with Algebra 1 EOC scheduled for May 7. Standardized testing is concluded with the Geometry EOC scheduled for May 14. NJROTC News The NJROTC will hold a Change of Command and Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 9 in the Commons Area. Next years staff will be installed and outgoing seniors will be honored for their performance throughout their high school careers. SHARK BITES Anyone interested in receiving Shark Bites our weekly schedule of events, please e-mail LCDR Marty Jarosz at mjarosz@gulf.k12. fl.us and we will put you on the list. F ootball Next Week Spring football begins May 1. All interested students need to have a completed or updated sports physical to be eligible to practice. See Coach Gannon for more details. Physical Forms can be picked up in the Main Ofce. 2013 Junior/Senior Prom Congratulations to all involved for making this years Junior/Senior Prom an outstanding success. Held on April 20 at the Centennial Building, the whole town was out to see our young men and women in their nest enjoy this annual tradition. Lady Shark Softball Regional Tournament play commences at Sneads at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 when our Lady Sharks compete in Regional SemiFinal play. The Lady Sharks wish to thank all who have supported them this year. GO SHARKS! Relay for Life This extremely important fund raiser kicks off this Friday at Shark Field at 6 p.m. ET with the Survivor Walk. Come and enjoy the fun and companionship throughout the next 24 hours as Port St Joe once again supports those in need. Drama Performance Under the direction of Ann Comforter, the drama students will present Alice in Wonderland on Monday evening, May 13 in the GYM. Slip down the Rabbit Hole and enjoy the timeless story of a young girls adventures behind the Looking Glass. Senior News This years Senior Trip to Orlando will be May 3-5. Our seniors will be leaving early Friday morning and return on Sunday. A fun time is scheduled for all. Our seniors last day of ofcial classes will be Wednesday, May 15. A Baccalaureate will be held for all seniors at 5:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 22 in the Gymnasium. Port St Joe Junior-Senior High School will hold Commencement Exercises for the Senior Class of 2013 at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 23. Last Day For Underclass The last day of classes for all Port St Joe Junior-Senior High School underclass students will be Friday, May 24. SPECIAL TO THE STARFront Row: Carley Callis, Zoey Burkett, Peyton Herring Back Row: Alex Strickland, Dianara Angel, James Smith, Jonathon VickersDazzling Dolphins The Lions TaleThank youSpecial to The StarKindergarten registration will be held at Port St. Joe Elementary School from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, May 3 for children who will be 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. Parents and children should enter through the school ofce and then proceed to the Kindergarten building. Parents need to bring a copy of the birth certicate, the Social Security card, proof of immunizations and proof of a physical within the last 12 months. Registration forms may be picked up in the school ofce prior to May 3. For more information call Port St. Joe Elementary School at 227-1221.Kindergarten registration at PSJ Elementary SPECIAL TO THE STARMr. Hufts third grade class at Wewahitchka Elementary School has completed 41,499 math practice problems on www.IXL.com. Way to go kids!Math problems completed at WES School News

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FAITHPage B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.comSpecial to The StarAn exclusive lmed interview with Terri Roberts, mother of Amish schoolhouse shooter Charles Roberts, will be screened at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, April 29. On Oct. 2, 2006, Charles Roberts backed his truck up to the entrance of the West Nickel Mines School in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He barricaded himself inside and shot 10 young Amish girls. Five died. Roberts killed himself before police could enter the one-room schoolhouse. Roberts mother, who was working nearby at the time of the shootings, was embraced by the Amish community. Amish members stunned observers when they openly forgave the killer and his family. The Roberts family is not Amish. Participants at this program, titled Amazing Grace, will experience neverbefore-seen footage and hear from Roberts, who still lives among the families of the girls her son murdered. The trauma, pain, and shame endured by this mother turned into an incredible picture of forgiveness and grace, said Lifetrees Thom Schultz, who conducted the exclusive interview with Roberts. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net. 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 WILLIAMBRANHAM Whoishe? www.Branham.org Visitlinktondoutmoreinformation.FaithTabernacle, 2540FairlandAve. PanamaCity,FL.Ph:(850)785-8679PastorHoraceSlay GodBless YOU! www.fbcpsj.org www.fbcpsj.org 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 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 COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 Manuel Mathews was born on April 4, 1943, in Gilbert, La., and the third son of Amanda and Warren Mathews. He was a graduate of Carroll High School, Monroe, La., alumni of Grambling State University and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was quite a trumpet in his earlier years. He was baptized at the Friendship Baptist Church in Monroe, La. After moving to Seattle in 1966 he met his future wife, Letha Gavin. They married in 1983. The year 2012 was eventful for Manuel and Letha. They made the big move to Port St. Joe, Fla., from Seattle, Wash. He retired from the Boeing Company as chemist after 30 years. After spending many years in Washington State they decided to move so they could enjoy some sunshine and hot weather. They both liked outside gardening and doing yard work. God called Manuel home on Friday, April 19, 2013, with Letha his loving and devoted wife by his side. He leaves to cherish his loving memory his wife, Letha Mathews; sons Charles Mathews (Joanne) of Seattle, Wash., Greg Lewis of Seattle, Wash.; daughters Jai Bryant (Johnny) of Seattle, Wash.; Willie Mathews of Seattle, Wash..; Geneva Cuevas (Rene) of Blaine, Wash.; seven granddaughters, Brittny Brown, Breanna Lewis, Janee Lewis, Shacorra Mustafa, Madison Bryant, Trinity Mathews, and Kaylyn Mathews; eight grandsons Ricco Mathews, Kendell Harris, Isaiah Russ, Juwan Harris, Joshua Russ, Mathew Russ, Maison Lewis and Tommy Sykes; one greatgranddaughter, Romia Lewis; and nine brothers, one preceded him in death; and four sisters.Manuel Mathews MANUEL MATHEWS ObituaryThursday, April 25, 2013Power in the bloodBy Billy JohnsonThere is nothing more relieving than the saving of your soul. After this, serving God should be our main goal. We have a power source second to none, Through Jesus Christ, Gods only Son. He has the power, if youre available, He will save souls through you. If you have doubt, try it out, Hell show you what to do. If we as Christians had more faith, wed see more miracles done. Just reading the Bible, hundreds were healed and thousands of souls were won. Oh ye of little faith, He told His followers back then. It seems to me, not much has changed, what do you think my friend? The power is there, its up to you. You can witness for Jesus, or warm a pew Lewis FamilyA simple man Who loved everyone Especially his family The family of John Edward Lewis would like to thank everyone for the beautiful oral offerings, the plants and good food, the cards and prayers offered by all of our friends. Perhaps you could not be with us that day, but thought about us, or offered a prayer, thank you also. May the Lord be with each of you. Thank you to Dr. Curry, Home Health, Sacred Heart Hospital and Brother Dave and Fr. Phil for your service. Betty Lewis Jerrie, Greg, Megan and Meredith Todd Hal, Kayleigh, AshIeigh and Bradley Lewis Card of THANKS Mother of Amish schoolhouse shooter interviewed at Lifetree

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Rehab Care COIN from page B1birthday. Other coins have been donated to the city which served as inspiration for the centennial token. One historic coin celebrated 100 years since the signing of the Florida Constitution, marked 1838 to 1938. Another commemorated Floridas sesquicentennial of 75 years in 1988. Pierce noticed that both historic designs featured the Constitution Monument seen in the Constitution Convention Museum State Park and decided to keep with tradition. Bids were taken from designers and ultimately The Pin Center was awarded the project. Seven ideas were sent over for the committee to review and they were whittled down until just one remained. The colors went well together and complimented one another, said Pierce of the nal design. The two-inch gold coin highlighted with blue, features the constitution landmark on one side and the state of Florida on the reverse. A star marks the location of Port St. Joe. Magidson explained that the purpose of the coin was two-fold. It would help raise funds for the upcoming centennial celebration and would serve as a memento to commemorate the important event. Port St. Joe has been around for a long time, said Magidson. This coin lets us commemorate history and our signicance within the state. The coin supply is limited to 1,500. Each will cost $15 and come with a velvet storage bag. Those who wish to purchase a coin and support the centennial celebration can visit City Hall. Local merchants will also have them in stock soon. Pierce and Magidson have been hard at work planning the celebration and hope that the town will enjoy the activities theyve worked hard to coordinate. Were looking forward to the events. Its going to be an awesome week and we thank everyone for their support, said Pierce. The Port St. Joe Centennial Celebration will take place June 28 through July 4. The moments in time collected from the Mexico Beach community have also been used in the branding of the city and many have been used in printed materials, marketing campaigns or were included in the annual calendars. Winners are also highlighted on the CDCs Facebook page and ofcial website. The entry fee is $5 per photo and all proceeds will go toward the Best Blast on the Beach reworks display on July 4. Ofcial rules and entry form can be downloaded online at www.mexico-beach.com. Submissions will remain open until July 30. CONTEST from page B1 LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, April 25, 2013 CumbaaMonuments,Inc. Serving NWFlorida Since1963JAMES(JR)GROVERPh:850-674-8449 Cell:850-899-0979 jrgrov@msn.com Blountstown,FL32424 CompareOurPrices-FindtheOnetoFitYourBudget One of Floridas most popular warm season foliage plants is the caladium. This colorful, tropical species, which will grow in all areas of our state, is relatively inexpensive, and requires very little maintenance. Caladiums, with their wide variety of bright, contrasting colors, add a cool look to summer gardens. Caladium is a genus of owering plants in the family araceae. They are often known by the common name Elephant Ear, Heart of Jesus, and Angel Wings. There are over 1,000 named cultivars of caladium bicolor from the original South American plant. Both Fancy and Lance leaved caladiums grow well in Florida. Fancy leaved caladiums, which are the most popular, have large, somewhat rounded leaves, and are available in a wised range of foliage color from pure white, with strongly contrasting green veins, to pink, rose, and red. Many of these have showy crimson crinkled centers and dark green veins. The lance leaved caladium is available in all of these colors too. But, its leaf shaped is narrow and elongated, rather than round. And the entire plant is somewhat smaller than the fancy leaved varieties. My information was proved by Emeritus Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert Black, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Caladiums may be grown from tubers, or be planted as established specimens purchased in containers from nurseries or garden centers. Tubers should be planted about two inches deep and 18 inches apart. Established plants should be set at the same depth at which they were growing in their containers, and the spacing recommended for tubers. If your soil is quite sandy, amend it with organic matter before planting. Make sure the site has good drainage. Caladiums grow best in moist, but not soggy, soil. Too much water will cause roots to decay. Find somewhat shaded area in which to plant your caladiums because they cant tolerate full summer sun. The ideal is considered to be 40 to 60 percent shade. Of course, they do need some sunshine an hour or two in the morning is best. Longer exposure tends to bleach caladium foliage of its attractive colors and limits plant growth as well. Proper fertilization produces healthy, large leaved caladium plants. When growing caladiums in organic soils, spread 2 pounds of a complete fertilizer, such as an 8-8-8 or 10-10-10, per 100 square feet of bed area, four to six weeks after planting, and every two months during the growing season. For plants growing in sandy soil, where leaching is a problem, fertilizer should be added monthly. Mulching the plant will help maintain necessary soil moisture and promote lush, healthy foliage development. If the soil is allowed to dry out, the plants will wilt rapidly. Caladiums grow best at temperatures of 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and they make excellent house plants. For indoor culture, prepare a soil mix of one part sand and one part peat. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy. If a plant turns pale, or doesnt seem to be growing well, try giving it some extra fertilizer. Cut caladium leaves, are very popular as indoor decorations. The leaves will last several days if the freshly cut stems and plunged into hot, and then cold water. Keep the stems in the hot bath until the water turns lukewarm. Then place the cuttings in a bath of cold water. For more information on caladiums contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200 or visit our website: http://gulf. ifas.u.edu or www.http:// edis.ifas.u.edu. PANAMA CITY, FL David Warriner of Port St. Joe was recently appointed to the Gulf Coast State College District Board of Trustees by Governor Rick Scott. Warriner is the owner and president of Tapper & Co. and was previously a legislative assistant with the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate. David has been heavily involved with the College for years, specically with our Foundation, said GCSC president Dr. Jim Kerley. Hes an ardent supporter of education, and he, his wife Trish and her family, the Tappers, have helped build Gulf Coasts tradition of excellence. We welcome David to the Board. The Gulf County native earned a degree in nance from the University of Florida in 1968. He is managing director for the George G. and Amelia G. Tapper Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida and the Florid Restaurant and Lodging Association. Hes a founding director of the Community Development Corporation in Gulf County. I am so proud of the condence the Governor has shown by appointing me to the GCSC Board, Warriner said. Ive been associated with the College for the past 25 years and Gulf Coast is very dear to my heart. Im happy to bring a foundation of knowledge and historical perspective to the issues and challenges we face. I look forward to working for the students that choose to make GCSC their institution of higher learning.Caladiums can add color to your landscapers ROY lLEE c CArR TErRCounty extension director Warriner appointed to GCSC District Board of Trustees DAVIdD WArrRRINErR

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 25, 2013 The Star | B7 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW 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, 850-718. 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 90836S IN THE CIRCUIT COURTFOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-20 PR IN RE: ESTATE OF J.D. RAYBURN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of J.D. Rayburn, deceased, whose date of death was November 8, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St Joe, FL32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 25, 2013. Personal Representative: J.D. Rayburn II 4055 Kilmartin Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32309 Kimberly L. King Attorney for J.D. Rayburn II Florida Bar Number: 0593011 KING & WOOD, P.A. 1701 Hermitage Blvd. Suite 104 Tallahassee, FL32308 Phone: (850)580-7711 Fax: (850)205-4501 E-Mail: kimking@king andwoodlaw.com Secondary E-Mail: eservice@kingandwoodlaw.com April 25, May 2, 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 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 92971S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CB International Investments LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1748 Application No. 2013-22 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06346-815R Description of Property: Lot 19, Block B, Sunset Pointe Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 41-43, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Rex H. & Anne D. Anderson All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 8th day of May, 2013. Dated this 2nd day of March, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk April 4, 11,18, 25, 2013 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 93265S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-00021-PR Division:________ IN RE: ESTATE OF JEAN ELAINE QUARANTA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Jean Elaine Quaranta, deceased, whose date of death was February 3, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,

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TechFT, St. George Plantation Owners Association (SGPOA), The individual must be able to mow, weed eat, load & haul debris, capable of working in various weather conditions. Must have current DL and reliable transportation. Full benefit package. Mail resume to: Maint. Supervisor, SGPOA, 1712 Magnolia Rd, St. George Island, FL 32328 or email at maint@sgpoa.com Web ID#: 34249648 Medical/Health LPN or Medical Asst. FTposition available for an office nurse at Shoreline Medical Group in PSJ. We see adults and children. We are a very busy practice. Responsibilities will include, primary patient care, vaccinations, medical procedures, telephone triage & scheduling. Benefits include paid sick/vacation time and health insurance. The successful applicant will be energetic, flexible, willing to learn & committed to patient care. Prior experience is helpful but not necessary. Anyone interested may call 850-229-8010 for information. EOE. OtherEBROGREYHOUND PARK and Poker Room is Hiring For the Following Positions:Mutual Clerks Food & Beverage Servers Concessions and Bartenders Please apply Monday through Saturday at 6558 Dog Track Rd. Ebro, FL WEB ID 34249424 4514604JOB NOTICEe City of Port St. Joe is accepting Applications for the following positions:Part Time Summer Program Assistants and Supervisors:Duties include but not limited to: plan, implement and lead youth activities at a recreation site. Ensure all events and activities conform to appropriate safety and other rules. Ensure that facilities and equipment being used for programs or events are properly set up and maintained. Maintain the grounds and buildings for program. is is a rewarding job opportunity working with children ages 5 18 years. is position requires a criminal background investigation. Recreation experience is preferred. Closing date is May 17, 2013. Employment applications may be picked up at City Hall or they are available on line at www.cityofportstjoe.com Please submit an application to e City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, P. O. Box 278 Port St. Joe, FL 32457. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850) 229-8261. e City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. HOUSEKEEPER NEEDEDThe MainStay Suites and Port Inn are now accepting applications for housekeepers. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail and a passion for service, we want you! Please apply in person at the address below. Make beds, make friends, make money. Inquire about benets package. E.O.E, D.F.W.P. Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe Fl, 324564514568 NOW HIRINGPARTTIME EVENING COOKThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time evening cook. The ideal candidate will have kitchen experience, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 BARTENDER / THERAPIST NEEDEDThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWPPort Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 4514488 Dockside Caf & Raw Bar @ PSJ Marina**Seasonal Bonus Top Pay!**NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED: Kitchen Managers/Cooks Bartenders/Managers Servers/Bussers Shuckers DishwashersAPPLY 3:00 PM5:00 PM ONLY MON. THRU FRI.steamersdocksideseafood@yahoo.com 4514608 JOB NOTICEe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following volunteer position: Planning and Development Review Board Member Please submit an application to e City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. PDRB Members are appointed by the City Commission and meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. EST. e PDRB utilizes the Land Development Regulations and City Ordinances to review complex development requests. PDRB members must live within the City limits and/or own a business within the City limits. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850) 2298261. e Position will close on May 17, 2013, at 5:00 P.M. EST. is is a non paid position. e City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. 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 1110662 FIRE SCIENCE COORDINATORManage all aspects of the Fire Science program to include: recruiting students, advising, instructing certication & advanced programs, and scheduling/ supervising instructors & staff of the program. Requires Associate degree in related eld + Fire Science certication; Bachelors degree in related eld + 5 years re science experience preferred. Range starts at $30,600k/yr. Apply by 5/3/13. Only those who provide all requested items, GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity Oce 850.873.3516 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach 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 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 Hunting Lease Renewal Need two members. near Port St. Joe. 2000 Acres. Deer and Turkey, etc. Member fee $410-$510/ yr. Call John 850-227-5052 Food Services/HospitalityKitchen Help/ DishwashersNeeded to work day and night shifts. Need cooks/ kitchen assistant. Apply: Call (850) 229-7121 before 11 am Web ID# 34248916 Text Fl48916 to 56654 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 ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 25, 2013. Personal Representative: Jayne Bamburg 126 Gulf Coast Circle Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorneys for Personal Representative SANDERS AND DUNCAN, P.A. FL Bar No. 442178 80 MARKET STREET APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 (850) 653-8976 E-Mail Address: bsanders@fairpoint. net April 25, May 2, 2013 93271S PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WHITE CITY FIRE STATION RFP #1213-09 Qualified Design-Build TEAM for the design and construction of the new White City Volunteer Fire Station for the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. Proposers shall be ranked per the following selection criteria: **Firms shall be limited to those certified under 489.119 F.S. as a General Contractor, Building Contractor, under 471.023 F.S. to practice engineering, under 481.219 F.S. to practice architecture. **Submittals must be spiral bound and must include the following: Letter of Transmittal Table of Contents Introduction of Firm General approach to deliver services Information regarding the firms qualifications to provide the DesignBuild services Project Team and Qualifications Experience with Metal Building design Experience with Metal Building construction Experience with Owner Direct Purchase Method of Costing/ Estimating Project Proof of Errors and Omissions Insurance for Designer Proof of Bonding Limit for Builder Florida License for Builder Florida License(s) for Designer Verification of ability to furnish payment and performance bond in the amount of contract and insurance coverage required by Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Current work load of Designer and Builder **Special attention shall be given to: Similar experience(s) in the State of Florida Engineering/ Construction experience(s), with similar facilities Experience with Civil Design, Permitting with FDEP, FDOT & NWFWMD Experience with Design-Build projects Experience of Project Team Ability of Firm to deliver project in a timely manner Availability to project site(s) (Designer and Builder) Upon selection of a Design-Build team by Gulf County Board of County Commissioners, the designer shall meet with the owner, tour the proposed site and assist in evaluating the various building size, function and budget. This phase will include schematic floor plans, site plan and evaluation of individual fire department budget. The second phase shall be as follows: **The Designer shall complete documents for each site with budget review at 30%, 60% and 90% document states. After final review, the Builder shall conduct a final cost breakdown for each site and enter into a construction contract with Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. Proposals must be submitted by 4:30 P.M. (local time) on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida. Proposals will be opened on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., local time at the same location. Questions to this RFP may be directed to Brad Price, Gulf County BOCC, (850) 229-6106, or via e-mail at bprice@gulfcounty-fl.gov. All questions must be submitted by May 1, 2013 and all answers will be disseminated by May 2, 2013. Please check the website at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov for any addendums which will be posted NLT May 2, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., E.T. /s/ Tan Smiley Chairman Gulf County Board of County Commissioners /s/ Rebecca Norris, Clerk April 25, May 2, 2013 93313S PUBLIC NOTICE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR INMATE COMMISSARY SERVICES RFP NO: 1213-10 The Board of County Commissioners, Gulf County, Florida (the County) is seeking proposals from qualified individuals or organizations to provide commissary services for the inmates incarcerated in the Gulf County Detention Facility, located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. RFP DEADLINE: May 10, 2013 no later than 4:30PM local time and will be opened on Monday, May 13, 2013. LATE PROPOSALS RECEIVED AFTER THE AFOREMENTIONED DEADLINE DATE, EITHER BY MAIL OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND RETURNED UNOPENED. NO FAXED, ELECTRONIC, OR ORAL PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED. To be considered, Proposer must submit an original and five (5) copies of the RFP in a sealed envelope or package, clearly marked with the Proposers name, address, and the words INMATE COMMISSARY SERVICES addressed to: Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Rm 149, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Questions may be directed to Michael Hammond, (850) 227-1124 or via email at mhammond@gulf county-fl.gov. Tynalin Smiley Chairman Rebecca Norris Clerk April 25, May 2, 2013 93283S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF LOGIC AND ACCURACY TEST CITY OF PORT ST. JOE ELECTIONMAY 14, 2013 GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA The Logic and Accuracy test for the M100 Tabulation System and the Ivotronic Touch Screen System to be used for the May 14, 2013 Port St. Joe City Election will be held at the Gulf County Supervisor of Elections Office, 401 Long Ave., Port St Joe, April 29, 2013 -9:00 AM EST. This test is open to the public. John M. Hanlon Supervisor of Elections Gulf County, Florida April 25, 2013 93291S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR WATER USE PERMIT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for a water use permit has been received by the Northwest Florida Water Management District: Application number I 07379 filed 04/11/2013 City of Port St. Joe, P.O. Box 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Requesting an annual average daily withdrawal of 3,147,000 gallons per day from the Chipola River for Public Supply use by an existing facility. General withdrawal location(s) in Gulf County: T05S, R09W, Sec. 34B; T07S, R11W, Sec. 35, 36 Interested persons may submit written comments/ objection or submit a written request for the notice of proposed agency action (NOPAA) regarding the application by writing to: Division of Resource Regulation, Northwest Florida Water Management District, attn: Terri Peterson, 152 Water Management Drive, Havana, Florida 32333. A NOPAA will be mailed only to persons who have filed such requests. A NOPAA must be requested in order to be advised of further proceedings and any public hearing date. Written comments/ objection or NOPAA requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on May 9, 2013. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. Publication of this notice constitutes constructive notice of the permit application to all substantially affected persons. April 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 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020