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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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Thursday, May 23, 2013 50¢ For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Thursday, MAY 23, 2013 Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5 Letters to the Editor . . . . . . . A5 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A10 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . A11 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . B4-B5 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Classi eds . . . . . . . . . B7-B8 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 Thursday, May 23, 2013 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 75, NUMBER 32 St. Joe agreement ‘game changer’ for port By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com An agreement announced last week by the St. Joe Company could have a major impact on the growth of the Port of Port St. Joe. St. Joe announced that it had signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Green Circle Bio Energy Inc., a maker of wood pellets used for energy, particularly in European markets. The deal is perfect symbiosis for the companies: Green Circle Bio Energy needs sustainable forest products; St. Joe has tens of thousands of acres of timberlands. In the LOI, Green Circle and St. Joe expressed intent in entering into a wood ber supply agreement as part of a formal agreement still to be negotiated. The release details that the LOI “anticipates several potential new business development opportunities to create jobs in Northwest Florida.” Green Circle is interested in leasing a site from St. Joe along the Genesee Wyoming rail line, formerly the Apalachicola Northern Railroad, to develop a wood production facility, the release continues. Those pellets, under the LOI, would be shipped through the Port of Port St. Joe. “The relationship between Green Circle and St. Joe is a step toward creating jobs and revitalizing the Port of Port St. Joe,” said Park Brady, CEO for The St. Joe Company. The key for the Port of Port St. Joe is that the LOI changes the dynamics on maintenance dredging, a top priority for the partners, St. Joe and the Port St. Joe Port Authority, in growing the port. The plans to ship through the Port of Port St. Joe are contingent on the SCOTT VETO AFFECTS PORT Gov. Rick Scott this week vetoed a $2 million appropriation which would have helped the Port Authority meet mortgage requirements on the barge terminal parcel. The effort sponsored by Capital City Bank and supported by the Port Authority, was aimed at providing time and space for the port to grow. The case now returns to its previous status, heading to a Circuit Court hearing at which each Capital City Bank and Port Authority are seeking summary judgments in their favor. A hearing is scheduled for July 17. See PORT A8 Class of 2013, 125 strong, graduates By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Caps will y this week as the county’s two public high schools graduate the Class of 2013. Clad in the red of Wewahitchka High School and the purple of Port St. Joe High School, 125 seniors will walk the stage for their diploma and entrance into the next passage in life. Ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. ET today in the R. Marion Craig Coliseum as Port St. Joe High bids farewell to its class of 75. They are completed at 7 p.m. CT Friday at the Wewahitchka High School gymnasium as the 50-member senior class takes their proud processional. The schools had yet to identify the entire honors and high honors list of graduates by press time and that information, along with scholarship information will be found in next week’s edition of The Star. See Senior portraits on Pages A6 and A7 of this edition. Port St. Joe High School graduates Crysta Loraine Anderson, Javarri De Montez Beachum, Kyle Anthony Biggins, Mary Caitlin Bouington, Mary Frances Branch, Samuel Robert Buccieri III, Dallas Cole Burke, Michael Lee Burke, Joshua Dylan Cabaniss, Alyssa Lee Catha, Bre’Anna Gail Causey, Austin William Clayton, Carley Ann Clements, Jacklyn Brook Collinsworth, Jackson Ty Combs, Justin David Cothran, Abagail Maria Davis, N’namdi Qua’darius Davis; Taylor James Deeson, Taylor Michelle Duhon, Kassandra Marie Favre, Thomas Clifton Gainous, Charles Colby Gentry, Alyssa Danielle Graziano, Tiffany LeAnn Greene, Miranda Dayne Gref, Nicolette Kayelynn Haddock, Guy Caleb Hall, Arnisha La’joyce Harris, Cassie Marie Hayes, SPRING FLIGHT School district to privatize custodial services By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The business of whittling the bottom line became tangible Monday for the Gulf County School Board. During a special meeting, board members unanimously approved privatizing custodial services for at least the next school year, hoping to save $80,000-$100,000 as the district addresses a budget shortfall of almost $900,000. “That money is money that is keeping us from cutting into teacher ranks,” said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. Norton has estimated 12-15 teaching positions are likely to be trimmed. The pain of removing employees, many of them long-term, from the district workforce was evident among board members. “None of this is taken lightly,” board member John Wright said. “Anytime you have layoffs there is a real concern. We’ve looked at this for months and shed a tear or two.” Board member Billy Quinn Jr. said: “Some of these folks are our neighbors, people we see in the grocery store. We are going to be watching this process.” The process, though not formally rati ed during Monday’s meeting, is to “piggy-back” on a similar move and contract from Bay County, Norton said. Bay County went out for qualications and bids and four companies applied. Bay County School District chose the lowest bidder, Marie Romanelli of Indian Pass snapped this photo of a Great Blue Heron off Indian Pass last week, a sure sign that spring has arrived. City receives funding to relocate Cape San Blas Lighthouse By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Now the heavy lifting begins. Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a state budget this week that includes $325,000 to help fund the relocation of the historic Cape San Blas Lighthouse. The announcement by Mayor Mel Magidson during Tuesday’s regular bi-monthly Port St. Joe City Commission was met by applause from a packed chamber. The city was awarded the lighthouse, two keepers’ quarters and the oil house by the federal government earlier this year. Funding the relocation from the cape to the city — the site in George Core Park adjacent to the historic Maddox property and aligned with the Third Street axis from U.S. 98 — had been a signi cant hurdle. Though formal costs are an unknown until bidding, the city had been operating with a number of $200,000-$250,000 as the most optimistic estimate for the actual moving of the buildings. A campaign by the St. Joseph Historical Society had raised just under $40,000 and the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency had secured grant funding for foundation See GRADUATES A8 See DISTRICT A8 Remember the fallen Memorial Day 2013 DEDICATION CEREMONY Port St. Joe will hold a ceremony to dedicate the Holly Hill Cemetery Pavilion in honor of former Commissioner Charles Stephens at 10 a.m. ET May 31. While commissioner, Stephens, who died a week ago, was instrumental in the construction of the pavilion. The public is encouraged to attend. The cemetery is at 1665 Madison St. See LIGHTHOUSE A9

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T hr ee -bedr oom, 3.5 ba th homes ar e a v ailable star ting a t $179,900. Ba y s i d e L iv in g f r o m $129,900 I t's t he p erfe ct ti me t o jo i n us 249065 Gulf F r ont C ape S an Blas $899,900 Incr edible H ome tha t e xudes luxur y and charm with 3 open and c o v er ed decks o ering amazing beach views and glorious w est erly sunsets this home c omes c omplet ely furnished and has an e x c ellen t r en tal hist or y as a pr emium gulf fr on t pr oper t y 4 st ories high with one of the best vistas an y wher e O ne c an ac tually see the ba y fr om the t op deck as a bonus E lev a t or equiped f or e or tless ac c ess t o ev er y lev el 241453 Gulf F r ont C ape S an Blas $599,900 B eautiful G ulf F r on t home loc a t ed in an X FL OOD Z ONE in secluded ar ea on a lar ge stable beach. H ome w as designed t o maximiz e e xpansiv e unobstr uc tiv e views fr om ev er y r oom. O pen design with lar ge c o v er ed decks F ir eplac e irriga tion sysetm, sec urit y syst em lar ge st or age undernea th. 75 f oot wide lot boasting o v er an acr e in siz e O ther amenities include c ust om oak c abinets elec tric mot oriz ed st orm shutt ers gulf views fr om ev er y r oom, c o v er ed decks and much mor e 249132 Gulf F r ont Me xico Beach $679,000 F abulous old st yle beach house with r ar e f ea tur es L oc a t ed lo w t o the gr ound with a full driv e -in gar age Unlik e most beachfr on t homes this c ottage is not highly elev a t ed f or easy ac c ess O pen oor plan with mast er bedr oom, k it chen, gr ea t r oom and an incr edible lar ge 14 x 44 scr eened in por ch tha t o v erlooks the gulf tha t c ould bec ome an amazing glassed in bonus r oom. Upstairs has a sitting r oom and t w o bedr ooms and t w o ba ths T her e is a gulf view fr om ev er y r oom in the house P riv ac y f enc e on the lef t side of home with double outside sho w ers and a side en tr y Nic e boar dw alk t o the beach. T his is a r ar e nd in a lo w er lev el beach c ottage with charm and personalit y NO HO A FEES. S tar t y our lif etime memories t oda y!! 249330 O v a tion L ot $84,500 F abulous ba y fr on t lot in e x clusiv e O v a tion S ubdivision. T his lev el lot c omes c omplet e with sew er tap f ee and new sur v ey A menities G alor e! C urr en tly the only a v ailable ba y fr on t lot in O v a tion. Local A2 | The Star Thursday, May 23, 2013 Star staff report Port St. Joe man killed in auto accident A Port St. Joe man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Franklin County. Christopher Lamar Anderson, 40, was killed on U.S. 98 in Carrabelle when the vehicle he was driving left the shoulder of the road and hit a tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. According to the FHP, Anderson was traveling east on U.S. 98 when his vehicle, a 2006 Saturn Vue, traveled onto the south shoulder, losing control. The vehicle reentered the road and traveled across both lanes and onto the north shoulder where the right side of the vehicle struck a large tree. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the FHP. Toxicology results are listed as pending. Panama City man dies in Gulf County boating accident A Panama City man was killed Monday from injuries suffered when a boat he was shing from hit a bank. Mancle Wellborn Rehberg, 80, was pronounced dead at 12:05 p.m. ET at the Howard Creek Boat Landing. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ofcers believe the accident happened mid-morning. Rehberg and Billy Donald Turk, 75, both of Panama City, had been bream shing in Bearman Slough off Brother’s River when Rehberg reached to grab an overturned bait bucket and lost control of the 15-foot vessel they were shing from, according to information from the FWC. Rehberg was severely injured when the vessel slammed into a bank. Turk was thrown from the vessel but was not injured. Both men were wearing life jackets. Last week’s PSJ election story stated that William Thursbay was 27 votes down after absentee and early voting in his race against David Ashbrook. Thursbay was 27 votes ahead after early and ab sentee votes had been counted. The Star regrets the error. By CAROL COX Board of Directors and Research Diver Mexico Beach Articial Reef Association How do you say good bye to the love of your life? How do you say good bye to someone who has been your mate, your best friend and even your best shing buddy? For Bonita Thompson, her hus band John had been all these things and more. When cancer took John’s life, Boni ta knew how she wanted to say good bye; she would build John a reef. It wouldn’t be just any reef; it would be a reef in John and Bonita’s favorite sh ing area, the Bell Shoals site 3 miles off the shores of Mexico Beach. John and Bonita spent many happy days there, fol lowing their passion to hook a cobia, one of the largest, best ghting sport sh in the area. The Bell Shoals site had just been reopened for reef building after a 10-year hiatus. The John Thompson Memorial Reef was the rst new reef planned for this area. Bonita initially planned to put down three modules, one with a plaque to honor John’s memory. It shortly became evident that family and friends wanted to build John a larger reef. With help from the Mexico Beach Articial Reef Asso ciation (MBARA), Bonita set up a memo rial fund. Donations rolled in and the reef grew from three to 21 modules. Building a reef this size takes time and planning. The Mexico Beach Articial Reef Association, a non-prot organiza tion that builds reefs off the coast of Mex ico Beach, was there to give Bonita all the support she needed. MBARA does a reef deployment one or two times a year. John had passed away in December, so his reef was planned for the scheduled deploy ment the following April. That allowed time to build all the reef structures, make a trip to build John’s reef, and plan a t ting Life Celebration to be held after the deployment. On a beautiful day in March, Bonita and John’s sister travelled to Reefmak er’s yard in Orange Beach, Ala., where John’s reef would be built. They were joined by MBARA board members Bob and Carol Cox. The Cox’s were there to support Bonita and build a reef for Bob’s grandparents. Everyone watched as Reefmaker’s crew set about pouring wet concrete into a triangular-shaped mold. They carefully placed the heavy granite plaque lovingly designed by Bonita. The plaque had a poignant message along with John’s por trait. In a corner was a reminder of the happy life Bonita and John had together: a photo of John piloting his boat as Bonita stood on the bow searching out their fa vorite quarry, cobia. With the plaque in place, Bonita placed John’s favorite cobia jig in the wet concrete. After time to reect, Bonita and John’s sister helped the Reefmaker crew add limestone rocks to the panel. The limestone would allow quicker growth of marine organisms on the reef. Once the concrete panel dried, it would be com bined with two more panels to form a three-sided pyramid. In April 2012, the day came for John’s reef to be deployed in the Gulf of Mexico, 3 miles from the Mexico Beach Canal where John and Bonita made their home. The sun shimmered on calm seas as the Reefmaker boat, escorted by a school of dolphins, approached a small buoy mark ing the spot for John’s memorial reef. As Bonita and a few family and friends looked on from their boats, the reef con taining John’s plaque was gently lowered News BRIEF sS Setting it ST RR A II GHT See REEF A3 Reef a memorial for avid diver

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W o rk in g T o ge the r ... T o B ui l d The F u t ur e G u lf C o un t y R e p u b li c a n P a r t y M e m b e r C o mm uni c a t i o ns C o mmi t t e e G u lf c o un t y r e p u b li c a ns@g ma i l .c o m W e me e t mo n th ly e v e r y thir d M o nd a y 7 PM ES T (u ps ta irs) a t C a p i ta l C i t y Ba n k N e xt M e e t in g: J une 17, 2013 ALL GA VE SOME...SOME GA VE ALL! W or ld W ar II HEWEY ALD A Y JAMES E. BLA CK JIM BROOKS RALPH CONNEL EDGAR HA GANS JAMES N HA YES JOHN C. HA YES B ASIL H. HICKS JIMMY JA CKSON WINFRED C. JENKS RICHARD JONES HARR Y D JOHNSON W ALLA CE A. JOUGHIN LONNIE C. KING BENJAMIN C. KIRKLAND W A YNE L. LANGLEY WILLIE MARSHALL JESSE M. NICHOLS JAMES E. ROBERSON WILLIS V ROW AN CARL A. SODERBERG HOW ARD C. T A UNT ON JOHN W WILLIAMS WILLIAM R. WILLIAMS K or ean W ar JIM D ANIELS JR. RO Y B EV ANS WILLIAM M. GARRETT GEORGE W P ARRISH KENNETH W POWERS VIETNAM MOUL T ON L. FREEMAN JOHN C. GAINOUS CAL VIN K. GRAESER, JR. FRED LAND CLIFFORD C. SIMS (Medal Of Honor) JAMES T TINDELL ROBER T H. PILK GULF W AR (Afghanistan) CHRIST OPHER M. BLASCHUM MEMORIAL D A Y May 27th, WE MUST NEVER FORGET ... MEMORIAL D A Y SERVICE-VFW POST 10069, 1174 T r out A v e Highland View Service 11:00 EST follow ed by Barbeque Lunch, Public Invited Local The Star| A3 Thursday, May 23, 2013 to its resting place in 21 feet of water. The water was clear and the reef could be seen resting on the bottom. Soon, the other structures were put in place and the boats returned to the canal. Three days later, a otilla of more than 30 boats made its way out to Johns reef, with Bonita in the lead. This was Johns Life Celebration service. The weather was almost unnaturally calm; the surface was glassy, and there was no current or wind. With Bonita clutch ing an urn to her chest, the other boats surrounded her. The engines went silent and Bonita said good-bye as she spread Johns ashes over his reef. Then, as a procession of boats made their way over Johns reef, many friends tossed ow ers as they said their own good-byes. Later that day, friends and family gath ered outside Bonitas home to celebrate Johns life. The next day, Bob and Carol Cox paid a different kind of visit to Johns reef. They dived the reef and took un derwater photos and video. Although it had been on the ocean oor for only three days, signs of life where already emerging. A large school of round scad, known by shermen as cigar minnows, were already schooling around the reef. A few tomtates happily swam around in side their new home. A striped sea star slowly crawled across the sandy bottom. As they returned to their boat and mo tored away, Bob and Carol were joined by two bottle-nose dolphins. The story doesnt end there. Johns friends and family decided to keep building the reef. In April 2013, two more modules were added to the reef. Since then, MBARA has received more donations to add to the site during their next reef deployment. When most of the reef had been in the water for just over a year, Bob and Carol did another dive. This time they were joined on their boat by Bonita. As they approached the reef, they were able to see how large this reef actually was; the modules were clearly visible from the surface. As the two divers de scended to the bottom, they were sur rounded by a large school of Atlantic spadesh. In the distance were elusive gag groupers, many of legal size. Gray triggersh boldly swam straight to the cameras. The reefs had 1 to 3 inches of marine growth on them, such as barna cles and tunicates. It made it difcult to locate the pyramid with the plaque. Af ter much searching, Carol saw a dimesized spot that looked like black gran ite. With her dive knife, she was able to scrape off some of the growth and verify the location of the plaque. She and Bob worked 10 minutes to uncover Johns dedication, while small sh picked at the tidbits released during their labors. After taking pictures and video, they re turned to the boat to tell Bonita about all the wonderful life that now surrounds Johns reef. For Bonita, she said this was her therapy, to be able to come out to Johns reef and remember the happy times they had together. Johns story doesnt end here. His reef will nurture marine life for many generations to enjoy. For those who knew John, going to the reef to sh for cobia is like visiting an old friend. For those not lucky enough to know John Thompson, they will admire him greatly for the living legacy he leaves behind. REEF from page A2

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Keyboard KLATTERINGS OPINION www.starfl.com A Section Page 4 Thursday, May 23, 2013 This will be a weekend of barbecues, family and good times. For some it will mean an extra day in bed, at the beach, in front of the television. According to forecasters, the weather outside will be delightful, with a small chance of rain and plenty o sunshine. The beaches are inviting, the water intoxicating, with plenty to keep everybody busy. Amid the hustle and bustle is time to pause to remember, to consider the price that was paid and continues to be paid for those bounty of choices. From Lexington and Concord to Anbar Province, from the Chosin Reservoir to the Ardennes Forest, from Hamburger Hill to Hu Province, the price in American blood and lives is what affords us the ability to enjoy a holiday because it has surely been no holiday for the men and women of uniform. Who have answered a call that some cant imagine answering, who have suffered injuries many of us could not possibly comprehend, who have sacri ced beyond the pale, beyond what many of us could fathom. We read, watch and hear their stories of battles in foreign lands, but we dont, we cant, fully appreciate the experience, the mind-set, the motivation required to defend your country, to sacri ce all for your fellow American, fellow man. You cant know until you have walked in their boots. The price paid by men and women, who have fought and been seriously hurt while many of their comrades have died to provide the backbone to basic rights we enjoy, rights that seem under attack, the right to free speech, freedom to worship where we choose, a free press. Memorial Days meaning was driven home to me since I came to Port St. Joe, one of the rst stories I wrote for The Star, about the death of Christopher Blaschum, a Lieutenant Commander and Navy pilot who died while on training exercises in the Mediterranean. He was a graduate of Port St. Joe High School who was known for his infectious laugh, out-sized personality and among the rst of what has become the thousands of those who died in the wars that followed 9/11. His funeral was in large part a celebration of his life and mourning of his passing, but also a heart-rending testament to the sacri ces of the soldier. Once the uniform is donned, soldier cuts to the front of the line from adjectives such as son, father, husband, wife, sister, brother and mother. The uniform wipes it all away. Over the years, I have also had the honor of writing about Major Buck Watford, who has spent four years since 9/11 in service to his country, leaving behind a wife and two, at the time, small children, because that is what you do when you sign up to serve in uniform. The following Motivational Analysis was written by Lt. Colonel Richard T. Tallman and is contained within the le of Clifford S. Sims Congressional Medal of Honor le. Sims was awarded the Medal of Honor after throwing himself on a grenade to save his men in a far-off province in Vietnam. He is the only man from Gulf County so awarded and if it does not capture what we should remember this weekend it is hard to know what would. Staff Sergeant Sims was not a man to act rashly; he made decisions with the rm belief that he was right, and he made them without counting the cost to himself. He was intensely loyal to his men, and never put his own interests above theirs. Just ve days before he died he was assigned the task of securing an LZ during heavy ghting. He assured that his men were properly positioned and behind suitable cover. And he made certain that the wounded were expeditiously evacuated. Yet he never considered cover for himself during a full six hour period during which he was under a harassing sniper re. His devotion was to his duty and to his men. And so I believe, as he never acted otherwise that I was aware of, did he consider the safety of his men on 21 February, fully aware of the sacri ce he was making, yet more poignantly concerned for the fate of his men were he to choose any other course. In simple fact, Staff Sergeant Sims knowingly and willingly laid down his life so that his comrades might live. Even having read that passage dozens of times, having read the testimony that was submitted recommending Sims this man who rose from an impoverished, segregated life to marry, have a child and go off to war and not return due to his sense of honor and duty for the Medal of Honor, trying to understand his sacri ce under re still clutches the throat. And particularly in this day and age when too much of what we read, hear and experience derives from the impacts of men and women, at home and throughout the country, who carry with them a false sense of entitlement, that life owes them, that their community owes them. Sims life and his sense of patriotism and courage shames them all and is a lesson all youngsters should be taught and understand, such as those who will walk the stage for graduation this week. And this Memorial Day we pledge to have a ne time, spend the extra hour in bed if able, go to the beach, have a meal out, but do so remembering that for more than 200 years and counting men and women have paid a price for this holiday in blood. That such men and women have existed through the years is suf cient to remember; that they continue to walk among us is reason for celebratory awe. Holiday theme TIM CROFT Star news editor I have wondered all my life why the British were noted for their stiff upper lip. It has been, since boyhood for me, a strange term. I gured it had to do with their bent for pomp and ceremony. Or possibly their disdain for the colonies around the world that had the audacity to rebel against them. Or maybe, it just underscores their stoic nature towards history, things not in the best interest of the realm and/or unseemly international events. The thought crossed my mind that it could have something to do with the French residing so uncomfortably close ... I decided to go over there and nd out. It was, as it turned out, none of the above. We visited England in April: the beginning of spring. The leaves should be busting forth, the birds awakening, the sun drenching St. Pauls Cathedral, Windsor Castle and the white cliffs of Dover. Folks, there is no spring in the British Isles! It was colder than the bottom side of a gold diggers mining pan on Christmas day in Alaska! It was so cold those famous milk cows from Jersey were delivering ice cream right on the spot. All those upper lips over there are stiff because they are frozen in place! My feet didnt thaw out for two weeks. Bobbies guarding the streets thought my toboggan was surgically attached to my noggin. I ate poached eggs and pork and beans for breakfast with my gloves on! I crawled out on the exposed top of the famed double decked sightseeing bus one time. My eye balls immediately froze over and I missed six cathedrals, Piccadilly Circus, Sherlock Holmes place and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. I nally understood Roger Millers song, Westminster Abby, the Tower of Big Ben, the rosy red cheeks of the little children ... Let me tell you, its a thin line between rosy red and frostbite! The day we visited the famed Tower of London it was snowing. The Beefeater dressed guide was discussing the beheading of Anne Boleyn. I gured that was one way to escape the cold! That same guide, noting the number of Americans in the group, had some rather disdainful remarks aimed at humor about how we viewed our position in the world. I had to bite my tongue to keep from reminding him in 1940 his King George VI and wife Elizabeth were in Hyde Park, New York, bowing before our president and begging for help against the rampaging Nazis. Nobody in England was making fun of the United States soldiers crowding their streets in 1944! The Crown Jewels are housed in the Tower of London. I couldnt tell if they were real or not. Some of that zirconia stuff can fool the untrained eye ... They had swords in there older than Denmark. There were enough ruby laced crowns and scepters to out t Lord Wellingtons army. The Beefeater guy wouldnt let me try on King Richards armor or any of the rings. I ambled outside to see if winter had ended. I got to telling the unblinking and ramrod straight soldier with the high black hat and perfectly creased uniform guarding the building about growing up in West Tennessee. He didnt crack a smile or even glance in my direction ... until I told him about the Halloween Leon pulled the sheet up over his head and thundered through town on the big horse yelling, The British arent coming! I saw the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. It took an hour and a half! And they didnt have but two guards! And remember, its bitterly cold. It took two bands, eightyve red and black clad soldiers and more high-stepping back and forth than Washington and Cornwallis both did at Yorktown to get four guys to swap places. I kept thinking the United States Marines could have accomplished the switch in eight seconds ... and the queen would have been much safer. Of course, I reckon those guys are doing a good job. I havent heard of any force, foreign or domestic, ever storming Buckingham Palace. We visited Westminster Abby on Thursday. You couldnt believe the vast number of people milling about. I asked the Baptist (he was taking up the money before you went inside) ticket guy, Yall having a revival? It was a spectacular place. As was the near-by Parliament Building. Big Ben had the correct time. And the Thames River crept through, and around the ancient buildings much like the Weekly Reader depicted back in Mrs. Paschalls eighth grade history class. I am not a city guy but London was impressive. Just the history alone makes it a special place. And, after a few howdies, yalls and youins always in such a hurry, the upper lips softened a bit. They liked the stories about Leon and growing up in a small town back home. When you got through the faade of who we were all supposed to be and just sat down and talked a few minutes, they were most friendly, kind and jolly good! And when I found out that the tradition of pork and beans for breakfast stemmed from the shortage of meat during World War II, I gured they had paid a price to be here, too. Ive just thawed out enough to type this little blurb. Im still practicing raising my upper lip, and holding it. And the Tower of London guard is coming to America to meet Leon in August ... I cant wait to see how long it takes him to melt. Respectfully, Kes Mama could always count on a Mothers Day card from me. She could always count on it being about four days late. I would call her and tell her, Your card is on the way. She would laugh and know that was just the way her middle son was when it came to cards. Honestly, most of us know that each and every day should be Mothers Day. So in honor of my Mama (and yours), Im sending you a Mothers Day story about four days late. My brother sent me pictures from our childhood. You know the type of pictures the ones that Mama had made at Olan Mills with our heads tilted and wearing little out ts that Im sure she put a lot of thought into picking out. In that group of pictures, there was a random one that anyone else would not have understood, but I did. It was a picture of a green plastic yard chair and a blooming purple iris. Our Mama passed away over a year ago and as those of you who have lost your mother knows, it is dif cult not only on Mothers Day, but also every time you see or hear or smell or taste or touch something that reminds you of your mother. My Mama loved purple and in particular, she loved purple irises. They seemed to just show up in the yard every spring. Folks often squabble over the worldly possessions their mothers owned. Things like china, silver, jewelry and antique furniture. I understand that many of these things are heirlooms and hold meaning for children and grandchildren. However, I think the things that are most valuable are those that really cant be squabbled over things that were meant to be shared. These things are the precious memories our mothers left us with or shared with us. The little things like seeing a purple iris or the smell of a particular dish your mother cooked. These are things that wont be in the Will when your mother leaves. If your mother has passed away, you can still share those memories with your siblings, children and grandchildren. Her silver pitcher will tarnish, her china could very well shatter when it hits the oor, and the stone in her heirloom ring could fall out never to be found. So if your mother is still living, dont ask her whos going to get the china cabinet or the dining room table. Ask her what her favorite ower is; what she loved doing when she was a little girl, what scared her, what made her happy and what kept her from quitting. Ask her what her favorite song was, her favorite books and all of those other questions that you want to know. Do it before its too late. Do it understanding all of the time she invested in you. Do it understanding all of the things she didnt get to do because of you Do it knowing you wouldnt be here, if it werent for her. The other night I was watching the movie, The Greatest Game Ever Played. Ive seen it at least twenty times, but still watch it every chance I get. Its about Francis Ouimet, the rst amateur ever to win the U.S. Open. Im not an avid golfer; I get to play about once a year. You dont need to know anything about golf, to appreciate Francis accomplishment. He came from an immigrant family that was part of the working class who were not supposed to be playing golf, let alone winning. Francis mother does what so many mothers do shes a real dream weaver. Im not talking about computer software or some song from the 1970s. Im talking about a mother who sel essly patches together scraps to weave their childrens dreams. She does it with a smile on her face and a glow in her heart. At one point in the movie, Francis father who thinks that his sons dreams are unreachable due to their working class stature, points this out to Franciss mother. He says to Francis mother, All you ever do is encourage him. Francis mother pops back at her husband, Thats right. I do encourage him. He has a God-given talent, and this is his one chance to give a voice to it. Hes just trying to make you proud. Thats what mothers do They tell you (and everyone else) that you can do it, when everyone else tells you that you cant. So thats my story about the picture my brother sent me of the green chair and the purple iris. The green chair may be empty, but the purple iris still blooms. Happy Mothers Day! Each And Every Day Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor.com. They like their pork and beans early HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard A green chair and a purple iris 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. 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LETTERS www.starfl.com A Section GCDVTF says thanks Dear Editor, On behalf of the Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force, we would like to express our extreme gratitude for all the attendees who were able to come to our Third Annual Ladies Night Out Event on May 9 in Gulf County. The event was a huge success and raised over $4,500 in contributions and generous donations. Our auction was a huge success thanks to each and every person! On behalf of the board and many volunteers we wanted to send our appreciation for your participation and support. Wed also like to thank the special individuals who gave tirelessly to help make the event such a success: Patricia Mamoran, Chairman of Ladies Night Out; Lindsey McCrary, CoChair; Georgene Brinkley, Past Chairman, Pat and Henry Horst, Director and Treasurer; Cathi Rigdon, Director; Joyce Downard, Director; Charlie Brock, Volunteer; Ann Jarozs, Volunteer; Liz Brenner, Volunteer; Martika Albino, Volunteer; Diane Pierett, Volunteer; Bobby, Volunteer; Olga, Volunteer; Alexander, Volunteer; Ebony and Elis, Volunteers; Larry Gay, Volunteer and Jerry Arhelger and Bill Small for our entertainment. The Task Force could not do what it does without the generous support of a caring community, therefore we want recognize our local businesses and citizens who donated auction and food items for our cause: Thank you to the following friends and merchants for our door and game prizes, gift bag items and nancial support: Coast2Coast Printing, Coastal Connection TV 17Gina Vicari, Host of Talk of the Coast; Dillards, El Governor Motel, Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce, Mimis Upscale Resale, Krispy Kreme, Parker Realty of Mexico Beach, 7th Street Salon, Subway, Sunset Coastal Grill, TGIF, Lookout Lounge, The Thirsty Goat Bar and Grill, Port Inn, Main Stay Suites, Thirsty Goat, Debbie Ashbrook, and Carol Dow, Joyce Downard, Pat Horst, The Star and Editor Tim Croft, and Ann Jarosz. Thank you to the following merchants who provided to our silent and live auctions items: Ace Hardware, Applebees Restaurant, Antiques on Reid Ave, Amy Walton (Scentsy), Bay Breeze Antiques, Beachwalk Resorts, Blue Water Outriggers, Bob Evans, Bo Knows, Bow Wow Beach Shop, Bobbe Johnson, Catheys Ace Hardware, Centennial Bank, Coconut Creek Family Park, Coneheads, Christina Adams-Volpe, Capital City Bank, A Design by Dorann, Dillards, David Ashbrook, Mrs. Debbie, Dixie Hester, Daphne Howington, Fishhouse Restaurant, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, Gulf Food, Haughty Heron, Holly Atkins, Indian Pass Raw Bar, Josesphs Cottage, Judi McNeil, Jeannie Davis, Kelly Renes Hair/Day Studio, Leanna Knapp, Leslie Wentzell, Lorinda Gingell, McDonalds, Mango Marleys, MainStay Suites, Melody Meschino, Mary Baird, No Name Caf, Newks Bistro, Piggly Wiggly, Portside Trading Company, Port Saint Joe Mariana, Pat Van West, Port Inn, Penny Weining, Radio Shack, Rock It Lanes, Ronnie Bs, Regina Washabaugh, Salon Lux, Sharons Caf, Seashore Water Safaris, Sacred Heart Hospital, Seagrass Gallery, Sassy Nails, The Grove, Tammy Croft, Toucans Restaurant Bar and Grill, The Antique Cottage, Zoo World, Sunglass Hut P.C Mall. Thank you to the following merchants who donated and provided the food: Baileys Crab House for the She Crab Soup, Provisions for the Pasta Salad and Shell Shack for all of our Shrimp. We would like give a special thank you to First Presbyterian Church who allowed us to use their facility for all necessary needs. We would like to recognize First Baptist Church who allowed us to borrow 120 chairs for the event and to the First United Methodist of Mexico Beach and Highland View Church of God for providing us with extra tables. Without any of them, this event would not have been possible. We would also like to recognize the Senior Citizen and Community Center who allowed us to use their venue. It was absolutely perfect and we are very thankful. In our nal sincere appreciation, we would like to recognize Kelly Faircloth, Department of Juvenile Justice for providing his youth to help with several aspects of service. They were absolutely amazing and provided an intricate part to the success of our event. Our purpose of the event was to raise local awareness of our services; and to raise funds to support and assist victims of domestic violence in Gulf County. The support was absolutely priceless. Lindsey McCrary Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force Letter to the EDITOR (PD .POL.AD) Paid for and approved by James "Bo Knows" Patterson for City Commissioner Group 2. TH ANK YO U I W O ULD LIKE T O TH ANK EA CH AND E VER Y O NE O F Y O U FO R Y O UR V O TE AND S UP PO R T IN THE CIT Y C OMMISS I O N GR O UP 2 ELECTI O N. I L O O K FO R W ARD T O S ER VING Y O U THE NEX T T W O YEARS. Thursday, May 23, 2013 Page 5 Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE YOUR OPINIONS Avoiding hidden ight, hotel fees The last few years have been tough economically for many people. Unemployment fears combined with plunging home, stock and retirement account values caused many to forgo big vacations even though stressful times are when we most need to recharge our batteries. But with the economy turning around, many families are cautiously dipping their toes in the travel pool once again. Hotel occupancy rates have risen in many areas and airports are as crowded as ever. Airlines and hotels are notorious for tacking extra charges onto their bills. Here are a few to watch out for: A few airlines allow one free checked bag (Southwest still allows two), but most charge up to $25 for the rst checked bag each way, and even more for additional pieces. Plus, most now tack on hefty fees for overweight and over-sized checked and carry-on luggage, so measure and weigh your luggage carefully. Expect to pay extra for things like changing ights, extra leg room, priority boarding, unaccompanied minors, pets, Wi-Fi access and food. Some airlines even charge extra to speak to a live person or to buy your ticket at the airport counter or by phone. Airfarewatchdog.com, Travelnerd. com and Kayak offer great fee comparison charts for various airlines; but always double-check the airline's own posted rules before booking your ight. Some hotels charge extra if you check in before a certain time. Ask whether they'll store your luggage for free until check-in so you can begin sightseeing unencumbered. Many hotels charge a hefty penalty if you don't cancel a reservation 24 to 72 hours beforehand and some also charge an early-departure fee sometimes the equivalent of one night's lodging. Read the hotel's cancellation policy before booking, especially if you're looking at a discounted, non-refundable rate. Minibars often have electronic sensors that trigger a charge if you simply move the contents. Also, water or snacks sitting on the dresser may appear to be complimentary, but double-check before consuming. Hotel parking in major cities can cost up to $50 a day, and many have mandatory valet parking, which means adding a tip on top of that. Research nearby municipal parking lots beforehand, or check the city's tourism bureau for hotels offering parking promotions. Sometimes using public transportation and taxis is cheaper overall than paying for parking. Some hotels and resorts automatically add housekeeping or spa gratuities to your bill, so ask rst before leaving your own tip unless of course the service was terri c. Most hotels charge exorbitant amounts for local and long-distance calls made from room phones, so use your cellphone. Resorts often charge extra for services they offer such as gym access or daily newspaper delivery even if you don't use them. Find out the policy ahead of time and scrutinize your bill for unused services. Ask to see your bill the night before you check out, so you can review it carefully for overcharges. If you're traveling abroad, be aware that using your cellphone can be mighty expensive. Research your carrier's international calling plan and ask whether your phone is compatible with foreign networks. You might need to rent an international cellphone, or buy or rent an unlocked phone and international SIM card. If your budgets in good shape and youre getting wanderlust, maybe its time to venture out into the world again. Just be cautious about how hidden expenses can add up. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMone y JASON ALDERMAN

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A6 | The Star Thursday, May 23, 2013 Graduation 2013 Port St. Joe High DALLAS COLE BURKE SAMUEL ROBERT BUCCIERI III MARY FRANCES BRANCH MARY CAITLIN BOUINGTON KYLE ANTHONY BIGGINS JAVARRI DE MONTEZ BEACHUM CRYSTA LORAINE ANDERSON JACKLYN BROOK COLLINSWORTH CARLEY ANN CLEMENTS AUSTIN WILLIAM CLAYTON BREANNA GAIL CAUSEY ALYSSA LEE CATHA JOSHUA DYLAN CABANISS MICHAEL LEE BURKE KASSANDRA MARIE FAVRE T AYLOR MICHELLE DUHON T AYLOR JAMES DEESON NNAMDI QUADARIUS DAVIS ABAGAIL MARIA DAVIS JUSTIN DAVID COTHRAN JACKSON TY COMBS ARNISHA LAJOYCE HARRIS GUY CALEB HALL NICOLETTE KAYELYNN HADDOCK MIRANDA DAYNE GREF ALYSSA DANIELLE GRAZIANO CHARLES COLBY GENTRY THOMAS CLIFTON GAINOUS ROBERT JAMES KOPINSKY III JACLYN TYLER KERIGAN JENA JOELL JULIAN DANIEL HENRY JONES ROBERT MAKALE HOBSON KENDALL CHANCE HAYWORTH CASSIE MARIE HAYES RAMELLO DAJUAN ZACCARO DEVON NICOLE YOUNG ERNEST TYLER WORLEY GREYSON COLE WOODS KATHRYN MACKENZIE WOOD JOHN WESLEY WILSON SHANIQUA SHANAE W ALKER CAITLYN NICOLE THURSBAY JEREMY MICHAEL THOMPSON BRIANA NICOLE THOMAS BRYANNA ROSE STUART TUCKER BERNARD SMITH ERIC ANTHONY SLICK JOHN WITT SHOAF ALEXANDRA LINDSEY SCOTT CIERRA RAE SCOGGINS CHASE EVERETT ROYAL DUSTY MCKAY RICHTER BRITNEY ELISE RICH MAKAYLA ELISSA RAMSEY JADA CHRISTINE QUARANTA MARCHALLE DMAYA PRYOR CAMERON STERLIN PRYOR P AUL LEE POTTS RICHARD EUGENE PENNINGTON BRITTNEE NICOLE PEAK ALYSSA MARILYN P ARKER DIXIE MALLORY OLIPHANT DECORIAN DEVANTE NORTH CHARLES R YAN NICHOLS OLIVIA SARIAH MOREE JENIFER L YN MCLEMORE ANASTASIA SERGEYEVA MAUGHAN NATHANIEL ALEXANDER MAESTRI SAWYER BARDEN LACASSE Not pictured: Tiffany LeAnn Greene, Skye Bennie Hunter, Joshua Drew Hurd, Joseph Alexander Love and Joshua Stephen Sundie. No doubt about it. go far, Youll Jaclyn Tyler Kerigan. W at ching y ou gr o w has been our privileg e and jo y and w e lo v e y ou v ery v ery much. Congr atulations on y our gr aduation fr om Dad, Joseph and y our big K erigan family! BECKY NO RRIS & THE GULF C O UNT Y CLERK O F C O UR T S S T AFF w o u l d li k e t o C o n g r a t u l a t e A l l the S e ni o rs f r o m Highland View Assembly of God would like to Congratulate All the 2013 Seniors! T rust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 Good Luck & God Bless!

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The Star| A7 Thursday, May 23, 2013 Graduation 2013 Wewahitchka High JOSHUA STEVEN EPPS WHITNEY DENISE DAULTON ROBER T STETSON CAUSEY SIERRA SAGE BAKER KIRSTIN ARMSTRONG ALEXA ESTELLE ALLISON JALYN T ADARIUS ADDISON DEVAN TYLER HOLYFIELD T AYLOR MARIE HILL COLE GARRETT HARPER JUSTIN BLAKE HADDOCK MIKALEH DOMINIQUE GRAHAM T ARA GASKIN T AYLOR SHYANNE GAINOUS MATTHEW TYLER MORGAN MICAH LEVI LISTER JOHN EDWIN LINTON EARL BRIAN KNOBEL DUSTIN MICHAEL KINNER GABRIELLE STEVONNA JONES REBECCA P AIGE HOLYFIELD SAMUEL XAVIER GUS PEEPLES JOSHUA LUKE P ARNELL KATIE LEOLA P ARKER TONY DIAMOND BUCKLEY-P AIGE MARIA ROSARIO OR TIZ WYATT LEE NUNER Y JESSICA MUMFORD SHAQUILLE LARCESS SCOTT HALEY BRIANNA ROMINES JESSE LEE ROBERSON SEAN MICHAEL RICE ELLEN MARGARETTE RANDIG BRANDON SHAYNE PRICE T AYLOR NICOLE PITTS EMILEE DANIELLE STRANGE JESSICA NOEL SMITH STEFAN LEVON SIMS JAMES HERMAN SHIVER JAR VEST TERRELL SHERFIELD BRANDON ALLEN SHA W BRHIANNAN SHAY SCRUGGS DANEYSIA ROCHELLE WYMES RAHEEM MARQUEL WRIGHT SHELBY ANNA WOOD KAYLA MARIA WOOD NATAVIA CELICE WILLIAMS-BELTON ALYSSA MARIE WHITEHURST KELLY MARIE WARD Not pictured: Trent Warren Bruce, Jordon Christopher Cue, Weston Todd Sarmiento and Clayton Randall Sasser. G r adua t es G G C L ASS OF 2 01 3 fr om T he City of P ort St. J oe!! C on gr a tu la ti on s C o n g r a t u l a t i o ns o n y o ur ac c o m p lis hme n t C l ass o f 2013 W is hin g y o u a l l the b es t in y o ur fu t ur e e nd e a v o rs! May your future be sunny with full sails ahead! NA UTIC AL & HOME DEC OR Congr atulations & Good Luck In Y our Futur e fr om All of Us at. ..

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Local A8 | The Star Thursday, May 23, 2013 maintenance dredging which has become a top priority for St. Joe and the Port St. Joe Port Authority. “This is exciting news for the Port Authority,” said Leonard Costin, chairman of the Port St. Joe Port Au thority. “With the commit ment from Green Circle Bio Energy, the Port Authority can now move forward with grant proposals for funding the ship channel dredging.” Port director Tommy Pitts called the agreement a “game changer” for dredg ing efforts. The partners in develop ing the Port of Port St. Joe have been lobbying the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Department of Transportation concerning the maintenance dredging. A FDOT grant of some $1 million is available for the Port of Port St. Joe pending a local match. There are also some federal monies available if dredging moves forward. St. Joe has secured a FDOT grant for improve ments to the old AN Rail line, work that should be completed sometime early next year. The LOI with Green Cir cle anticipates some time will be required to secure the permitting, permission and execution of dredg ing, but in the LOI the ob ligations of either party are contingent upon the Port of Port St. Joe receiving fund ing to complete mainte nance dredging of the ship ping channel. And that changes the narrative for dredging. No longer is it “if” dredging is completed a customer will come. Now, the port and St. Joe can argue a customer is present and waiting. “A viable business is ready to use the Port and rail access to the Port site is being improved; the missing link to an operational Port is the necessary dredging im provements to the shipping channel,” Brady said. The port has a naviga tional channel that is feder ally-authorized to a maxi mum of 37 feet. Dredging to the authorized depth has been the top priority of the Port Authority and St. Joe in luring customers. Once dredging has been completed, the port’s options will only grow, Pitts said. According to Pitts, the commitment of tonnage through the port, though still conditional, “is a phe nomenally huge step in the efforts to revitalize port ac tivity here.” Once a commitment to dredge and the dredging is accomplished, Pitts said, other opportunities that were previously out of reach come closer. Green Circle operates the world’s second-largest wood pellet plant in Cotton dale. The company employs 81 at the plant with several hundred indirect jobs and more than $70 million inject ed into the local economy, according to the release. The wood pellets pro duced at the new produc tion facility can be trans ported via truck or railway to the Port of Port St. Joe for shipment to overseas mar kets, particularly Europe where the consumption of wood chips for energy is exploding. “We are excited about the possibility of leveraging our strong presence in North west Florida, further job and economic development in the region, and look forward to the successful dredging improvements of the ship ping channel,” said Morten Neraas, CEO for Green Cir cle Bio Energy Inc. Additionally, bulk cargo port facilities are being considered for develop ment at the port site to ac commodate Green Circle’s shipping needs. The Florida Ports Council, in its annual report, noted that the Port of Port St. Joe is positioned for bulk cargo shipments, offering access to rail, the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Wa terway and state and fed eral highways. 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Wewahitchka High School graduates Jalyn Tadarius Addison, Alexa Estelle Allison, Sierra Sage Baker, Trent Warren Bruce, Tony Diamond BuckleyPaige, Robert Stetson Causey, Jordon Christopher Cue, Whitney Denise Daulton, Joshua Steven Epps, Taylor Shy anne Gainous, Mikaleh Dominique Graham, Justin Blake Haddock, Cole Garrett Harper, Taylor Marie Hill, Devan Tyler Holyeld, Rebecca Paige Holyeld, Gabrielle Ste vonna Jones, Dustin Michael Kinner; Earl Brian Knobel, John Edwin Linton, Micah Levi Lister, Matthew Tyler Mor gan, Wyatt Lee Nunery, Maria Rosario Ortiz, Katie Leola Parker, Joshua Luke Parnell, Samuel Xavier Gus Peeples, Taylor Nicole Pitts, Brandon Shayne Price, Ellen Marga rette Randig, Sean Michael Rice, Jesse Lee Roberson, Haley Brianna Romines, Weston Todd Sarmiento, Clayton Randall Sasser, Shaquille Larcess Scott, Brhiannan Shay Scruggs; Brandon Allen Shaw, Jarvest Terrell Shereld, James Herman Shiver, Stefan Levon Sims, Jessica Noel Smith, Emilee Danielle Strange, Kelly Marie Ward, Alyssa Marie Whitehurst, Natavia Celice Williams-Belton, Kay la Maria Wood, Shelby Anna Wood, Raheem Marquel Wright and Daneysia Rochelle Wymes. GCA Education Services out of Knoxville, Tenn. GCA made a presenta tion at the prior Gulf School Board meeting and Norton said the intention would be to “piggy-back” on the Bay County contract since Bay had been through the quali cation and bid process. The School Board has not nalized a contract with GCA, only specied that the district will privatize custo dial services. The privatization will affect 11-12 employees who will be laid off by the district. Through an agreement between GCA and the dis trict, those employees will be provided rst opportu nity to apply for the same positions under GCA, Nor ton said. He said the biggest ef fect would be that the em ployees no longer would pay into the Florida public employees retirement sys tem though those vested would maintain their cur rent balances. “This really should be as seamless a transition as could be,” Norton said. The savings the district will realize should be on the high side of the ballpark provided Monday as the most basic level of services provided by GCA will be an improvement for county schools, maintenance/ transportation director Greg Layeld said. “We don’t have adequate coverage, especially at the high schools” in light of workforce cuts the past several years, Layeld said. “They would provide an up grade from where we are now.” But the decision to privatize custodial, Nor ton made clear Monday, was just a toe in the water for the coming budget cycle, which will begin in earnest at the regular board meet ing next week. The board will at that time take up the formal con tract for custodial services as well as begin the exami nation of areas identied by Norton and district staff for possible cuts. “The staff and I, we have our work cut out for us,” Norton said. The district must still trim, at least, $760,000 from the budget, a process that is likely to mean impacts not only to the workforce but potentially to programs. The pain was already showing Monday. “It takes everybody, from the school bus driver to the lunch room server to teachers to custodial,” board member Linda Wood said. “Everybody is of equal importance.” GRADUATES from page A1 PORT from page A1 City debates golf cart crossing By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com Port St. Joe city commis sioners had a packed house on Tuesday in large part to discuss golf carts. Specically, what it would take to allow golf carts to le gally cross State 71. Though commissioners have wrestled with the Flori da Department of Transpor tation over proposed cross ings at State 71 and Reid Avenue and State 71 and U.S. 98, it has thus far been to no avail. But Commissioner Bo Patterson pressed for the city to fund a trafc study to determine if a Reid-71 crossing might be viable. “This is something I sin cerely want,” Patterson said. “I think it’s money worth spending.” The cost of the study would be just under $5,000. The city has not budgeted for the money but city manager Jim Anderson was charged with nding the funds. The FDOT has suggested the city pursue just one traf c study at a time and that the study focus on Reid-71. Resident Ed Creamer said that would fulll what he believed to be the the main goal. “The main goal is to cross 71 to get into town,” Cream er said. However, he noted, given the one-way nature of the crossing streets on Reid Av enue, one drawback would be that once the golf cart driver left Reid Avenue, they would have no way back onto Reid save for driving the ve blocks to First Street to turn around. Another resident noted that having golf carts on Reid would also exponen tially raise dangerous traf c conditions. For instance, folks backing out of the an gled parking spaces along Reid already have a dif cult time seeing oncoming trafc. “Reid Avenue is an ac cident waiting to happen,” Gary Howze said. Suggestions for a possible crossing further up State 71, at Woodward or Marvin Av enues, to facilitate getting to town were discounted due to increased speeds of trafc at those intersections. “And you are still going to have golf carts on Reid Av enue,” Commissioner Rex Buzzett said. Commissioner Bill Ken nedy and resident Boyd Pickett argued that the goal should be access not to town, but St. Joseph Bay. “A lot of people in our community would like to go to the water, that’s the main goal,” Pickett said. Commissioners approved 4-1 (Magidson dissenting) to perform the trafc study of Reid-71. DD ISTRICT from page A1

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Local The Star| A9 Thursday, May 23, 2013 construction and other components of the move. With the appropriation from the state, the city, Magidson said, was in posi tion to move ahead swiftly with the relocation. The state money does not be come available until the s cal year begins in July. “Now we really have for that project over $400,000,” Magidson said. “We are grateful to all those who helped us in the Legisla ture and all those who had a hand in convincing the gov ernor of the value of saving this historic treasure.” Magidson, echoing words used by Rep. Jimmy Patronis (R-Panama City Beach), said the lighthouse relocation could also be come an “economic boom” for the area. Time is pressing. The city has roughly two months remaining in the six-month window provided by the federal government to move the structures from the site, which is owned by the U.S. Air Force. Magidson said the next step would be working with the project manager, Preble Rish Engineers, to establish a timeline for site preparation at George Core Park and soliciting bids for the actual move of the structures. PSJRA relocation The subject of the mov ing of the PSJRA arose again when Commissioner Bo Patterson asked where the standoff with the Board of County Commissioners stood. At this point, Magidson made clear, there is not a solution, “but I hope we can get it resolved soon.” The PSJRA was asked to move by the BOCC to ac commodate the growth in staff and workload by the Gulf County Tourist De velopment Council, which shares the Welcome Cen ter with the PSJRA. The city, which leases the building to the county though the TDC paid for the move of the building to city land, has said it was open to the move, but want ed the county to consider a revision to an interlocal agreement concerning WindMark Beach. The revision would di vide a re tax that now goes to the BOCC general fund among the three re departments that cover the WindMark Beach area. The BOCC has balked at the proposal, saying the move of the PSJRA should not be tied to the interlocal agreement and asserting that agreement is more complex than just the re tax. During last week’s BOCC meeting, Commis sioner Warren Yeager told his fellow commissioners that of the 15 items in the in terlocal agreement, 11 had been completed, one was a non-issue and the other items pertained to the re tax and city services to the county residents. The city has agreed to ensure that county resi dents pay the same rate for water and sewer as city residents. Magidson disputed that there was anything “com plex” about the interlocal agreement and said the city had raised the issue of the re tax to the BOCC at least two years ago and the issue had not been resolved. “Anybody who says the interlocal agreement and the (PSJRA) move are con nected is blowing smoke,” Magidson said. He said when the re quest for the PSJRA move came up, the city broached the re tax issue once again. “They are not connect ed; this is not complex,” Magidson said. He also argued that di viding the re tax money, something in the neigh borhood of $28,000, among the local re departments might also help lower the re insurance rating for residents, something that does not happen when the money goes into the BOCC general fund. The PSJRA is currently paying double for rent, at the Welcome Center and to hold an ofce at the Gulf County Chamber of Com merce Local Color build ing which has been offered to the agency at the same operational costs currently incurred at the Welcome Center. Boat parking The city will move ahead to spend just over $2,000 to remove ve trees near the restrooms at Frank Pate Park and add 10-12 new boat parking space for the boat ramp that is a week end trafc jam. The city will create the spots and place posts or parking stops Chamber upgrades Commissioners also approved spending under $2,000 for improvements to the Commission meeting room, including installa tion of equipment for Pow erPoint presentations and the installation of a mov able wall at the back end to keep the public out of staff space. 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Ofcials reported they received 2,003 items, which will be distributed to needy clients through its Food Pantry program.S p P E c C I a A L TO TT HE STar AR Port St. Joe Community Resource Center staff with volunteers in the food pantry.

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Page 10 Thursday, May 23, 2013 Monda y S a tur da y : 7:00 A M 7:00 PM EST S unda y : 7:00 A M 5:00 PM EST Fi s h i ng H e a dq u a r ters : Sat ur da y Ma y 25th 1 0am til 3pm. At the boat basin acr oss fr om Harr y A s on St. Geor ge Island 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 M a y 16 86 70 30 % F ri, M a y 17 88 66 0 % S a t M a y 18 81 66 10 % Sun, M a y 19 80 68 10 % M on, M a y 20 80 69 10 % T ues M a y 21 82 70 10 % W ed M a y 22 82 71 0 % Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A SPONSORED BY Inshore Offshore Our 2013 red snapper fishery will kick back off again on June 1st, so get ready. This year we have a 21 day season in federal waters and a 44 day in state waters so make sure that you know the new changes to the laws. King fish have showed up on the car bodies sights out of Mexico beach in about 50-60ft of water. Slow trolled cigar minnows on dusters will find the fish fast! Around town and down the coast, inshore fishing is at its peak for the season right now. Great trout and red fish catches are being reported daily in St. Joe and Apalachicola Bays right now. Flounder and Spanish Mackerel are also on the move and showing back up in good numbers on Cape San Blas and Crooked Island. Watch for birds and follow the plentiful bait on the surface to get in on the action! Cat sh tournament this weekend From staff reports BLOUNTSTOWN The Blountstown Rotary Club will host the 17th annual Big River Roundup Florida Flathead Cat sh Tournament Friday and Saturday. The tournament was not held in 2012, but after encouragement by the community to continue the event, the Rotary Club decided to relaunch the tourney this year. This years tourney will have some changes, such as no bank shing, and more cash prizes awarded. The 2013 Big River Roundup marks the 17th anniversary of the rst organized athead cat sh tournament in Florida. The Roundup tournament is unlike any other with erce competition between locals for bragging rights, cash prizes, and $50,000 at stake if the current State Record is broken during the event. Boat shing contestants vie for $1,000 for the largest athead, $500 for second largest, $400 for third largest, $300 for the fourth largest and largest nonathead cat sh will win $100. In addition, the most athead cat sh total poundage for the event will pocket $100. The tournament has graced the pages of Field & Stream, Florida Fish & Game, and GAFF magazines. As word of the tournament has spread, sherman from Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and even as far as Ohio have traveled regularly to take their chances at winning the event. The tournament entry fee for adults is $50 per person if pre-registering or $55 per person at the gate. Those 14-years-old and younger may enter in the youth category for $20 per person. People are encouraged to pre-register to be included in a special preregistration prize drawing. Participants also can register onsite from 9 a.m. until noon CT Friday and 6-10 a.m. CT Saturday at the Blountstown Landing (Neal Landing). There will be multiple boat launch sites available and approved by the Blountstown Rotary Club. See rules for more information. The tournament begins at 4 p.m. Friday and ends at noon Saturday. Awards presentation will be held at noon CT Saturday at the Blountstown landing. For more information on the tournament, a list of rules and an application, visit http://blountstownrotary.com. Or, call Tournament Director Phil McMillan at 850/643-7082 or Asst. Tournament Director Phillip Hill at 850/4471975. Mail applications to Blountstown Rotary Club, P.O. Box 161 Blountstown, FL 32424, or you can drop off at the Calhoun County Senior Center, Gulf State Chemical, Adams Funeral Home, or Centennial Bank in Blountstown. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Visitors near the Port St. Joe boat ramp might have noticed a curious new addition. In the last week, a white wooden box full of life jackets of various sizes was erected and placed on-site. The Life Jacket Loaner Stand has no locks and no price tags. This is because the life jackets are free to use for boaters whose personal otation devices are missing or damaged. Boaters may borrow the life jackets at no cost and are asked to return them at the end of their trip for others to use. The 15 brand-new life jackets, available in children, youth and adult sizes, were provided by Sea Tow Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonpro t organization with a franchise in Port St. Joe. The Foundations goal is to reduce accidents, fatalities and property damage related to recreational boating. The life jackets were purchased through a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, as administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. Sea Tow went before the Port St. Joe city commission and received approval for the loaner stand. Jackets are distributed to local Sea Tow franAddition to boat ramp saving lives for free chises which make them available to boaters free of charge. Many of the life jackets are offered to boaters through the popular Life Jacket Loaner Stands. These stands are placed in locations where boaters will have easy access to the life jackets, such as marinas and boat ramps. Established in 1983 by Founder & CEO Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer, Sea Tow is a leader in on-water assistance. The foundation serves members in more than 100 locations throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. If a boat breaks down or runs out of gas, members can call Sea Tow for a quick assist on the water. Safety is a big deal for us, said Brandon Davis, an employee with the Port St. Joe branch of Sea Tow. Theres lots of dangerous stuff going on out there. Davis spends most of his days on the water and occasionally interfaces with the Coast Guard. Although many associate boating with harmless fun in the sun, Davis said that accidents do happen at sea and reports that most boating deaths are a result of not wearing a life jacket. For children, illtting life vests can be just as fatal. By offering free life jackets that boaters can borrow if they nd themselves short, Sea Tow is building public awareness to an ongoing problem. Florida law requires that each person on board a boat have a properlytting life vest readily accessible and children under six must wear a life jackets at all times. In federal waters, children up to 13 are required to wear a life vest. Our Sea Tow captains never leave the dock without wearing a personal otation device, but we see just how few other people wear them out on the water, said Captain Dennis Douglas of Sea Tow. By making it free and easy to borrow a PFD for the day, we think people will make sure they have enough properly tting life jackets before they go out. Since 2008, the Sea Tow Foundation has distributed nearly 15,000 life jackets to boaters across the country. In addition to use by recreational boaters, the Sea Tow Foundation life jackets have been utilized for towing and marine assistance operations, at boat shows, boat parades, shing tournaments and water cleanup events. If successful, the Port St. Joe Sea Tow branch hopes to set up a similar box in Mexico Beach. The loaner box will be locked at night but boaters in need can call Sea Tows 24-hour number at 227-4049. WES LOCHER | The Star The Sea Tow foundation has supplied 15 life jackets that boaters in need can use free-of-charge.

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com A Section Page 11 Thursday, May 23, 2013 O N CE A GAIN RES ER VE Y O UR B U T T S A T WWW .SGCFIRE.C O M B U T T S MA Y B E A V AIL AB LE FO R D RIVE-BY P I CKUP B U T T O B E S URE T O GE T O NE, P LEA S E RES ER VE O NLINE GAIN CE A N O Ser ving Cape Sans, Simmons Bayou, Jones Homestead, Money Bayou and Indian Pass "T o serve our community and those ar ound us with Fir e & Rescue pr otection" NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS otection" e & Rescue pr ound us with F ir o serve our co mmunity and th ose ar "T SOUTH GULF COU NTY SOUTH GULF COU NTY SOUTH GULF COU NTY SOUTH GULF COU NTY SOUTH GULF COU NTY SOUTH GULF COU NTY TMENT AR OLUNTEER FIRE DEP V TMENT AR OLUNTEER FIRE DEP V TMENT AR OLUNTEER FIRE DEP V TMENT AR OLUNTEER FIRE DEP V TMENT AR OLUNTEER FIRE DEP V TMENT AR OLUNTEER FIRE DEP V Star staff report Port St. Joes Kayla Parker nished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles for the University of Kentucky last week at the Southeastern Conference Track and Field meet, qualifying for the NCAA East Prelims this weekend in North Carolina. Parker was fourth in a time of 13.19, a personal record which is just .03 off the school record. Parker entered the SEC meet already ranked second in the Kentucky womens history. She is one of 13 Kentucky women to qualify for the NCAA East Prelims. Parkers 13.19 is the 11th best collegiate time this year in the 100-meter hurdles. Parker had the collegiate indoor seasons best time in the 60-meter hurdles. PSJ Womens Softball League PSJ Womens Softball League starts in June. Visit www.facebook.com/PSJwomenssoftball or call 850-340-1389 for more details. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com PORT ST. JOE Port St. Joe will bring some speed in 2013; Wewahitchka some size. That was the general verdict last Friday as the two county schools ended 16 days of spring football practice by dominating a Spring Jamboree with Franklin County. The Gators opened the night with by pounding the ball at Franklin County for 16 minutes to outscore the Seahawks 25-7. Port St. Joe followed by running through Franklin County during a 28-0 whitewash and the Tiger Sharks nished the night with a touchdown with just over a minute to play to edge Wewahitchka 7-0. I thought overall we played pretty well, Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon said. The effort was there. We got to play a lot of kids. That is what we wanted to see. Wewahitchka 25, Franklin County 7 Wewahitchka coach Dennis Kizziah said he doesnt worry about numbers during the spring game, but he is sure Rashard Ranie and the Gators running attack did all the damage against the Seahawks. I dont keep stats because this is like training camp, the stats dont really matter, Kizziah said. We played pretty good against Franklin County. We ran the ball and felt like we could do what we wanted on the ground. We might have thrown a pass or two, but we ran it at them. What Kizziah saw, however, was what he was hoping for, energy and excitement combined with a bit of success. We got a chance to play a lot of kids which is what we wanted to do, give a lot of the younger kids an opportunity, Kizziah said. We have a team that really likes playing together. They are not individuals, it is about the team. They have grown up together, know what each other thinks. They just are a good bunch. The domination of Franklin County provided motivation for summer workouts, Kizziah said. They are excited, Kizziah said. I wanted them to be excited when it was over. They are ready to get going this summer, get in the weight room and get stronger. Port St. Joe 28, Franklin County 0 The Tiger Sharks did what Port St. Joe teams do to be successful: run and run some more. Port St. Joe threw just one pass it fell incomplete during two quarters against the Seahawks, but the Tiger Sharks averaged more than 13 yards per rush with 14 attempts for 184 yards. The most damage was provided by Jak Riley who had 71 yards on a touchdown dash. Cole Cryderman scored on a 16-yard run and Aaron Paul closed the scoring on a 26 yard sprint. Those runs sandwiched around a 26-yard pass interception for touchdown by Jarkeice Davis, who spent much of spring nursing a leg injury. He was cleared to play and he was champing at the bit so we tried to get him in for some plays here and there, Gannon said. The Tiger Sharks were without Natrone Lee, who suffered a high ankle sprain in the nal days of practice. If this was the regular season, he probably could have gone, but there was no reason to risk it, Gannon said. But that was my big concern, running the ball without Natrone. I thought the offensive line did a good job of blocking and I was real pleased by the blocking of our wideouts. Justin Hites and Drew Lacour split place-kicking duties, each hitting two extra points. Port St. Joe 7, Wewahitchka 0 The county rivals battled on relatively even terms for 15 minutes before Marcel Duarte, a junior this fall out for football for the rst time, scored on a 10-yard run with 1:04 left. They are very big up front, bigger than most of the teams we will probably play, Gannon said. I thought we played pretty good. The Tiger Sharks upped their pass attempts by one, but both passes were incomplete. Port St. Joe again rushed for exactly 184 yards, this time on 29 carries, more than six yards per rush. Davis had 70 yards on ve carries while Duarte rushed seven times for 44 yards and Carter Thacker added 41 yards on seven carries. We spread the ball around and we did a good job of blocking, Gannon said. Kizziah said the game was much different than in recent years in that the Gators played on relatively even terms with the Tiger Sharks, save a few miscues. We just made a couple of mistakes, Kizziah said. We were also getting a little tired, I think. It was much different than it has been the past few years. I thought we played them real well. They have a lot of speed and broke off some runs and punched it in late, but I thought we were there. Our kids played really hard and that is what I wanted to see. Gannon said he realized the goal he set for the spring game. I think we found some kids who we can move around and play multiple spots, Gannon said. We were able to move them around and see how they would do and we have a better idea of our depth chart. And we had good effort. That was the main thing we wanted to see. Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka dominate Jamboree Sports BRIEF Parker quali es for NCAA East Prelims SPECIAL TO THE STAR

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Star staff report Gulf County schools rounded out the year with the annual Track and Field Day at the Wewahitchka football eld. Students from Port St. Joe Elementary made the trek to compete in the Friday events that included the softball throw, 100-meter dash, sack race and a tug-of-war that pit Port St. Joe against Wewahitchka. Events were open to grades three through six. Concessions were provided on-site, and the stands were full of supportive parents and family members to cheer on their student athletes. WES LOCHER | The Star A Port St. Joe versus Wewahitchka tug-of-war settled any existing rivalries. At left, the challenge of the sack race was simply staying on one’s feet. Thursday, May 23, 2013 “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 now a weekly feature in The Washington County News and The Holmes-County Times-Advertiser. 1) What was the rst independent kingdom created by the U.N.? Saudi Arabia, Syria, Ethiopia, Libya 2) Who markets a brand of soft drink called “Bimbo”? Royal Crown, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Maxwell House 3) What actor has a species of spider named after him? Burt Reynolds, Harrison Ford, Tobey Mcguire, Tom Hanks 4) About s of Hawaii’s people live on which island? Maui, Hawaii, Oahu, Lanai 5) How old was martial artist Bruce Lee at time of death? 28, 32, 37, 41 6) With which Boston team did Babe Ruth hit his rst major league homerun? Braves, Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins 7) How many coffee beans did Beethoven count for each cup on preparing his brew? 25, 35, 50, 60 8) What number determines anti-knock gas quality? Octane, Viscosity, Shock, Fluidity 9) Which city is called the “Port of Five Seas”? Moscow, Shanghai, London, Rome 10) Of these which is not in Europe? Austria, Cyprus, Armenia, Iceland 11) At sea level there are about how many pounds of air pressure on each square foot of your body? 100, 500, 1,000, 2,000 12) In 1670 Boston who became the rst American coffee trader? Samuel Adams, Mary Polk, John Smith, Dorothy Jones 13) Jefferson and which other president’s rst name at birth was Thomas? Washington, Wilson, Taft, Clinton 14) Which is called the “City of Magni cent Distances”? Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, NYC, Paris ANSWERS 1) Libya. 2) Coca-Cola. 3) Harrison Ford. 4) Oahu. 5) 32. 6) Red Sox. 7) 60. 8) Octane. 9) Moscow. 10) Armenia. 11) 2000. 12) Dorothy Jones. 13) Wilson. 14) Washington, D.C. C OMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Centennial TRIVIA Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6 Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com Church offers book for every student By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com First United Methodist Church was on a mission to get kids reading even if it took giving away books to every student. That’s exactly what church members did. Last Thursday, the United Methodist Women hosted their ninth annual Book Give-A-Way where every child at Port St. Joe Elementary School received a new book purchased by the women’s group. What started as a small church activity with about 100 children bene ting has grown exponentially and books were given to 615 students including those leaving kindergarten and entering the rst grade. “The most rewarding mission project our church does is right here in Gulf County,” said Donna Thompson, who is also the reading specialist at the school. The books available covered a gamut of genres, from serious, to funny, to books about sea life and insects. Children scrambled to see what was available and carefully selected their summer reading. Thompson held the give-a-way to coincide with the last day of the Book Buddies program where once a week, residents Phyllis Altstaetter and Martha Sanborn visit the classroom and read one-on-one with students in order to help students improve their reading skills. The two have done so every week for 12 years. WES LOCHER | The Star Students combed through the books looking for a good summer read. See BOOK B6 Iowa resident bikes 7,000 miles, camps in PSJ By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Some people celebrate their birthdays with cake and presents. Des Moines, Iowa resident Jack Day celebrated his 70th birthday by setting out on a 7,000-mile bicycle tour. Day began the two-wheeled solo journey from his doorstep on March 15. Over the next six months, his plan was to venture south to Key West, north to the tip of Maine and loop back to his original starting point. He utilized biking and travel websites to create an itinerary for himself, locating couches to sleep on or safe patches of grass on which to pitch his tent at each stop. After two months of pedaling, Jack hit a major milestone in his journey: on May 13, he reached Port St. Joe. “He’s a real people person,” said Debbie Van Vleet, owner of Happy Ours Kayak and Bike Outpost on Cape San Blas. Van Vleet played last-minute host to Day during his visit to Gulf County. En route from Panama City, Day was unable to nd a couch in town utilizing his normal network. He sent an email to Van Vleet and she was able to save the day, offering a patch of grass for his tent. The next morning Van Vleet had breakfast with Day and he entertained with stories of his trip so far as well as his future plans for the journey. Day likes to make new friends and often highlights his hosts on his website as a way of thanking them for their hospitality and spreading good will. “I really wanted to support his efforts,” Van Vleet said. “I hope I can do that at 70.” Her father is 91 years old and rides his bike 10 miles a day. She shared the story with Day who promised to DEBBIE VAN VLEET | Special to The Star Iowa resident Jack Day celebrated his 70th birthday by biking 7,000 miles and passed through Port St. Joe. See BIKE B6 In this 1950s photograph the merchant ship Askeladden is anchored offshore and receiving cargo from truck trailers that were loaded onto a barge in Port St. Joe and tug assisted out to the Norwegian vessel. Why was it necessary for this ship to load it’s cargo offshore?

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The Port St. Joe Citywide Choir, a summer and afterschool music and academic program, received support through a $135,200 grant to the Church of God in Christ. The Port St. Joe Citywide Choir, directed by the Rev. David Woods of the Church of God in Christ, provides music training and tutoring and academic activities for youth ages 5-18. In addition to programming for the participants, the choir provides Sibling Watch Care, enabling youth who must care for younger siblings to participate. The program has capacity for 40 youth. The North Port St. Joe Youth Initiative received support through a $27,090 grant to Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church. The North Port St. Joe Youth Initiative, led by Minnie Likely, serves approximately 18 youth ages 6-13. The program provides an after-school academic and enrichment program that offers reading and math tutoring, homework assistance and life skills development. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund makes grants to more than 330 eligible organizations identied by Mrs. duPont in her will. The Fund has assets of more than $270 million and has awarded $329  million in grants since 1977. Wow! Alison Faith Gay is growing up so fast! From kindergarten to middle school, now you are on to high school! We are so proud of you and the beautiful young lady you have become. Love ya big, Shawn, Mama and Bobby For some people, snails or escargot are a gourmet delight. But, a snail’s idea of a good dinner might be one of your prized ornamentals. Snails, and their slimy cousins, slugs, are a common problem in the Florida landscape, but they can be controlled without too much trouble. Snails and slugs are members of the animal group known as Mollusca. This family includes such creatures as mussels, clams, whelks, squids and octopi. My information was provided by Extension Emeritus Specialists Dr. Robert J. Black, of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. As we all know, the snail’s soft body is protected by a spiral shell. The kind of garden snails you might nd around your home varies considerably in shape size and color. Some are round, some elongated. Some are tiny, while others reach lengths of up to one or two inches. Colors range from off-white to brown or black. Some shells are striped or mottled with contrasting colors. Slugs, unlike snails, do not have shells. They are usually mottled in shades of gray, but may be whitish-yellow, brown or black. Slugs vary from one-half inch to four inches in length. Snails and slugs can cause various problems around the home. They like to feed on seedling, owers, vegetables and shrubs. In greenhouses, they attack young seedlings and the more succulent parts of matures plants. They also annoy homeowners by their presence around foundations, or walks, and in window wells. These pests are often found on molds, decaying organic matter, and on the foliage of plants. They require large amounts of moisture to survive, and they prefer darkness. In fact, slugs and snails are nocturnal, coming out of their hiding places in the evening to feed. They chew ragged holes in the leaves of plants and return to their hiding places in the early morning. Favorite hiding place for these pests are under old, decaying boards and logs, in rock piles, and beneath damp refuse. Slugs leave a silver-colored, slimy trail whenever they travel. Trails can be spotted on foundations, walls and walks. Elimination of slugs and snails begins with the destruction of their hiding places. Remove rotted boards and debris from the premises. Keep the area around ower beds clear of trash. In greenhouses, check under rotted boards, ower pots and debris beneath benches. Measurol is the recommended chemical for controlling slugs and snails. Most garden centers sell a snail and slug bait which contains the substance. This bait should be placed on the soil surface in the vicinity of the plants, and the treated area can be covered with several sheets of newspaper soaked with water. Apply the bait in the afternoon, or at night. If possible, do not use the bait just before a rain, because its effectiveness will be reduced. Because snails and slugs my feed intermittently rather than every day, the bait should be distributed at sevento 10-day intervals until control is achieved. A home remedy to control these pests involves lling shallow saucers with beer and placing it on the soil in an area where they’re known to feed. The beer will attract the pests into the saucers, and they will drown in the liquid. For more information on controlling snails and slugs contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit http://gulf.ifas.u.edu or www.http://edis.ifas.u.edu. 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The rst grade and Bridges students were able to work together in teams to complete experiments that included Buttery Pavilion, Discovering the contents of Geodes, Force and Motion and other activities. It was a great opportunity for the classes to get some hands on experience with science. The students loved working together to achieve their goals. The experiments were very helpful in concreting the science concepts and will be remembered by all as a fantastic learning opportunity. Pictured above are some of the students as they rotate through many Force and Motion centers. We were able to service 43 students with more hands on activities. SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR Port St. Joe Elementary School recently honored the many volunteers who give hours of their time helping students, teachers and staff each week. They were treated with an after-school social in the Media Center where they enjoyed delicious food and received a thank-you gift in appreciation for their contributions. “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless”. Star Staff Report Shayla Nickson, a graduate of Port St. Joe High School, graduated May 4 from Florida A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in health care management. Shayla is the daughter of Donald and Jacqueline Nickson of Port St. Joe. Pre-K: Brody Lemiuex; kindergarten: Kate Fidler; rst grade: Zoey Burkett; second: Alex Harper; third grade: Porter Hodges; fourth: Kassidy Rafeld; fth: Brandon Barnes and Madison Jasinski; and sixth grade: Aaron Godwin. SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR Special to The Star Port St. Joe Elementary has participated in the College For Every Student Program at the national level for over 10 years. On May 15, College For Every Student (CFES) scholars and their parents were honored with the yearly Family Luncheon. The students were enlightened with a video presentation produced by CFES scholars. They had interviewed teachers as to where they went to college, why they chose the teaching profession and words of wisdom teachers would like to share with the scholars as they transitioned to Port St. Joe High School. The highlight of the luncheon was special guest speaker Cadet Javarri Beachum, a former Port St. Joe Elementary CFES Scholar and current CFES Scholar at Port St. Joe High School, excelling in academics and NJROTC. Javarri credited his involvement in the CFES scholar program as a major factor in his getting his eyes on college. The programs goal is to help challenge students to set goals, and Javarri encouraged the scholars to work hard, expand their worlds and follow their dreams. Additionally, Javarri challenged them to let no one tell them they couldn’t reach their dream. If you want it, you can have it, Beachum said. You can have anything you want, just go for it and expand your vision. Javarri recently received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School. School News CFES holds family luncheon DAZZLING DOLPHIN sS SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR THANK YOU VOLUNTEER sS Nickson graduates from FAMU Students make science discoveries at WES SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR

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FAITH Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Thursday, May 23, 2013 Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. The Rev. Lou Little, Priest Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 (850) 229-9596 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning W orship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening W orship .............. 6 p.m. W ednesday Evening Ser vice ....... 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 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 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 W E DN ES DA Y : Family D inner 5:30 Prayer Meeting 6:30 Student Ministr y 6:30 Children s Ministr y / Choir 6:30 A dult Choir 7:30 MINISTR Y S CHEDULE www .fbcpsj.or g www .fbcpsj.or g 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL ( 850) 648.1151 www .livingwateratthebeach.com WEEKL Y SCHEDULE SUND A Y 8:00 A M W orship a t Sunset P ark ( on the sa nd) 9:30 A M Bible S tudy a t 1602 H igh w a y 98 MOND A Y 7:00 P M Lif etr ee C af Join the C on v ersation TUESD A Y 5:00 P M W omen s Bible S tudy 6:30 P M Bible S tudy T o c ontac t w orship leader : (850) 648.1151 or l w cpast or@f a irp oint .net Orbie Benjamin Franklin Jr. OB was born December, to the late Orbie Sr and Eliza Franklin in Homerville, Ga.. OB was proceeded in death by his father and mother OB Sr. and Eliza Franklin, one daughter Octavia Franklin and three brothers. He later moved to Port St. Joe, Florida and was employed at St. Joe Paper Company for many years. He continued his education at Haney Vocational Technical School where he received a certi cation in Auto Mechanic. Mr. Franklin life was concluded on May 6, at his residence. OB memories will live forever. He leaves precious memories to three daughters: Cynthia Bell (Homerville, Ga.) Audrey Williams (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Shatavia Franklin (Port St. Joe, Fla.); two sons, Lamar Franklin (Ga.) and Dan Scott(Ala.); eight sisters and brothers: (Agnes V. Williams/Homerville, Ga.), Suzie F. Ford (TaIlahassee, Fla.),Terry Franklin (Connie ), Homerville, Ga., Leathea Williams (Elisa), Douglas, Ga., Jean Edmond (Keight), Homerville, Ga., Tony Franklin,(Valarie), Milwaukee, Wis., Larry Franklin and Michael Franklin both of Columbus, Ga.; 12 grandkids and a very special loving friend (Verline Franklin) and a host of sorrowing and caring nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A precious one from us has gone A voice we loved is still. A place is vacant in our family Which never can be lled. A place is vacant in our family All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Orbie Benjamin Franklin Jr. Miriam Blackburn Grace passed away peacefully on May 16, 2013, at her home. She was born July 26, 1924, to the late James O. Blackburn and Mary Sites Blackburn of Chipley, Fla.. She is survived by her husband of 43 years Dr. Wesley L Grace of Port St. Joe, Fla.; one son, Charles R. Grant (Jean) of Richmond Hill, Ga.; four daughters, Margaret G. Gilmore (Dow) of Chipley, Fla., Carol G. Dixon (Tommy) of Port St Joe, Fla., Joni Gilbert (Reggie) of Panama City, Fla., and Linda Grace of Port St. Joe, Fla. She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Covenant Hospice, Diana Williams, and Tina Surprenant for their endless hours of constant care. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. ET Monday, May 20, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe. Burial services were held at Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley, Fla., at 3 p.m. EST. In lieu of owers, you may make contributions to the First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir in Port St. Joe, Fla. Local services were provided by Comforter Funeral Home. Miriam Blackburn Grace Obituaries Special to The Star The majesty and mystery of nature will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, May 27. The program celebrates nature and considers how human interaction is impacting the environment. The program includes a screening of the award-winning short lm Saving Valentina, depicting the actual attempted rescue of a whale that was ensnared in a shing net. 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. Have you shared your faith? A faith worth having is a faith worth sharing. Is your faith in Jesus, are you really caring? You need to share daily, while folks are near. After theyve gone to their reward, your loudest voice theyll never hear. Dont put off until tomorrow what you should say today. If they dont listen, youll have shared it anyway. Sharing your faith is what its all about. When you lead someone to Jesus it makes you want to shout. When youve helped lead a sinner home, show them love and a caring touch. For who are we to withhold love when Gods forgiven us so much? Billy Johnson Majesty and mystery of nature celebrated at Lifetree Caf Thompson family The family of Bobby Thompson would like to say thank you to the community of Port St. Joe, Fairpoint Communications Company, the members of Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church and the class of 1977 for all your love and support during the passing of our beloved brother, Bobby. Our family cannot thank you enough. With love, The Thompson family Card of THANKS BOBBY THOMPSON THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK @ PSJ_Star FOLLOW US ON TWITTER star .com ONLINE!

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The Star| B5 Thursday, May 23, 2013 Faith Boat R entals F ishing Char t er s Snor k eling T r ips Sunsets Doc kside is the perf ect place t o enjo y lunch dinner or a r efr eshing dr ink with fr iends and f amil y A br and ne w men u and outst anding ser vice a w aits y ou. 850-229-520 0 www .DocksideSeafo odRawbar .com Sun-Thur s 1 1 a.m. 9 p .m. ES T F r i-S at 1 1 a.m. 1 0 p .m. ES T Eas y access b y land or sea. 850-227 -1 099 www .Seahor seW at erSaf aris.com SunS at 8 a.m. 6 p .m. Locat ed in the P or t St. J oe Mar nia Gif t Shop www .psjmarina.com $ 1 0 OFF an y pur c hase of $50 or mor e *This coupon f or gif t shop pur c hases. Expir es Ma y 31st, 20 1 3 Memor ial Da y Sale in the Gif t Shop NA TIONAL MARINA D A Y & NA UTIC AL FLEA MARKET JUNE 8TH | 9-1 PM ES T H OP E F A M IL Y W OR S HIP C T R P O R T S T J O E FL 2001 G A R R I S O N A VE S A T JU N E 1, 2013 T I M E : 6:00 P .M. G L E N N D A VI S P H 850-229-6622 Special to The Star A summer kids event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at Long Avenue Baptist Church from Sunday, June 9 through Thursday, June 13. At Kingdom Rock, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos theyll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with Fanfare Finalea celebration that gets everyone involved in living what theyve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 8 p.m. Kids at Kingdom Rock will join an international missions effort to share Gods love with children in India. Kingdom Rock is for kids 4 years old through 6th grade (completed) and will run from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. ET each day. For online preregistration visit the website: https:// www.groupvbspro. com/vbs/ez/lab c For more information, call the church ofce at 229-8691. Special to The Star Kevin Spencer will perform at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 1 at Hope Family Worship Center, located 2001 Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe. Spencer is a southern gospel singer who started singing with his family, The Spencers,when he was three years old. After starting his own group in 1992, Kevin Spencer and Friends, he now is enjoyed by his fans as a soloist. Kevin has witnessed many lives changed through gospel music. He owns and operates the Some Dawning Music Company International, Inc., which includes recording, songwriting, promoting and producing southern gospel music. Kevin Spencer has recorded several hit songs including, The Blood is Still There, If the Rapture was Yesterday, So Much to Thank Him For, Flow Through Me Holy Spirit, and God Bless America Again. Spencer to perform at Hope Family Worship Center in Port St. Joe Long Avenue Baptist invites children to Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God

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T ee Times optional Gr oups available to join! St. Joseph Bay Golf Club Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 227-1751 www .stjoebaygolf.com SALON LUX 850-227-4582 220 REID A VENUE P OR T S AIN T J OE F LORIDA 32456 www .facebook.com/ salonluxpsj HAIR SERVICES % %! % # + # % %% % )+)+ $ $ MAKE-UP %& "! % % $# % %+% $# ( "! *% $ (%) $ %) $! '+% The ship was being loaded with dynamite, loading offshore was one of a number of safety precautions. Trivia ANSWER “It gives us more than it gives them,” said Sanborn, who taught home econom ics and English at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School for 35 years. She said she has enjoyed the results of her efforts as students become better and avid readers and has watched many succeed in life. “The kids think we’ve read every book ever writ ten,” Sanborn said. The FUMC congrega tion memorialized Rena Huie, the former secretary of the elementary school from 1961-1971 with a piece of scripture printed on the back of each book. When Huie passed away, her family request ed that the church donate to local missions and this project was selected to receive funds donated in her memory. Rena’s daughter-in-law, Linda Huie was on-hand to oversee the festivities and represent the family. “It was wonderful,” Huie said. “Rena would be so pleased.” BIKE from page B1 take a bike ride alongside her father once he reached the town of Jupiter. After the coffee was gone and the conversation had ended, Day loaded up his bike and hit the road. His next stop was Fort Myers and then he’d be headed for Key West to mark the halfway point of his journey before he would turn around and work his way up the east coast as he headed for Maine. At his age, Day is regularly reminded that people have low expectations for him but he’s always happy to share his story as an inspiration to others. “I’d rather keel over having fun,  as opposed to slowly disintegrating in a  rocker on the porch,” Day said. Special to The Star The staff of North Florida Child Development has been picked to participate in this year’s National Center on Health UCLA Healthcare Training Insti tute. With nine regional centers and serving more than 360 area families, North Florida Child De velopment is one of only 50 Early Head Start and Head Start pro grams nationwide, and the only one in Florida, selected to re ceive the training. The mission of UCLA Health care Training Institute is to edu cate parents in America to make better healthcare decisions for their children. North Florida Child Development applied for the training, which is 100 per cent grant funded, and plans to conduct the parent training ses sions in September of this year. More than 100 area families will participate in the initial two-day workshop receiving textbook and other valuable health care tools such as digital thermometers, free of charge. “This training is designed to provide healthcare knowledge and enable parents to make bet ter healthcare decisions for their children,” said Sharon Gaskin, executive director of NFCD. The program is based on the “What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick” guidebook assembled by the UCLA group. In addition to the easy-to-read book, training sessions for parents will also in clude hands-on education on how to correctly measure medication and the correct hand-washing technique, among other things. Flipping through the book, Gaskin said each chapter has the same four sections: What is it, what do I see, what can I do at home and when to call the doctor. “It’s natural for parents to be worried when their child gets sick but it (the book) really takes the panic out,” Gaskin said. A UCLA study showed that from 2002 to 2006 the program reduced participants’ emergency room visits by 58 percent, doctor’s visits by 42 percent and missed school days by 29 percent. During the past decade, UCLA health experts have helped Head Start coordinators train more than 45,000 families in 39 states to use basic tools including refer ence books, digital thermometers and liquid medical dispensers to treat their children and avoid unnecessary visits to doctor’s of ces and emergency rooms. For more information, call Se brina McGill, NFCD, at 639-5080. NFCD Inc. to participate in UCLA Healthcare Institute BOOK from page B1 W es ES LOCHer ER | The Star Donna Thompson, Linda Huie, Phyllis Altstaetter, Nancy Howze, Martha Sanborn, Katie Dykes, Dr. Geoffrey Lentz, Mary Lou Cumbie were on hand to help children nd the best book for their interests.

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CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, May 23, 2013 The Star | B7 91158S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA -000292 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DEBORAH H. WILLIAMS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court on May 14th, 2013 in Case No.: 23-2011-CA-000292 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Bank of America, N.A. is the Plaintiff and Deborah H. Williams, et al. are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil g. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 at 11:00 a.m., on the 13th of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: LOT 16, BLOCK 3, PINEY WOODS BEACH, ACCORDING TO PLAT RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 46. Property Address: Lot 16 Block 3 Pinneywoods, Cape San Blas, Florida 32456. The foreclosure sale can only be canceled by court order. 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. Witness my hand and seal of this Court on May 16th, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk May 23, 30, 2013 91100S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AMERICA’S MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., INTENDS TO DISPOSE OF OR OFFER FOR SALE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW TO ENFORCE A LIEN IMPOSED ON SAID PROPERTY UNDER THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT STATUTES SECTION 83.801-83.89. AMERICA’S MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., WILL DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY NO LATER THAN THE DATE OF FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013. PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 141 COMMERCE DRIVE, PORT ST. JOE, FL. GULF COUNTY. SALE DATE: June 7, 2013 Latonya Bailey 317 Avenue B Port St Joe, FL 32456 Unit B-17 10x15 Containing household and misc items. Calvin Pryor 300 Avenue C Port St Joe, FL 32456 Unit C-23 10x20 Containing household and commercial items. Bid on Unit -HIGHEST BID TAKES ALL. Sale Time Starts @ 9:30 am to register. May 23, 30, 2013 91162S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No.: 2009-CA000543 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. JULIE MILLER F/K/A JULIE BARLOW; STEVEN MILLER; ANDY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELCTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed April 24, 2013 in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000543 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Front Lobby, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 13th day of June, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 7 of Block 6, Corrective Replat of Riverside Park Unit No. 1 as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 38, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of May, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 225 E. ROBINSON ST. SUITE 660 ORLANDO, FL 32801 (407)674-1850 May 23, 30, 2013 93555S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 13-29 CA Division: PRI PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. GULF SUPPLY COMPANY OF PORT ST. JOE, INC., a Florida corporation, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: All persons claiming by, through, under, or against Defendant, Gulf Supply Company of Port St. Joe, Inc. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage lien on real property and a security interest lien on personal property located in Gulf County, Florida described as follows: Real Property Lot 3, of Port St. Joe, Commerce Park Phase II, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, at Page(s) 54 and 55 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. P ersonal Property Together with all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property. All replacements and additions. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Thomas S. Gibson, of Rish, Gibson & Scholz, P.A., the Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is P. O. Box 39, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32457, on or before June 10, 2013, 2013 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this the 6th day of May, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Court By: /s/ BA Baxter Deputy Clerk May 16, 23, 2013 93595S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, will on June 6, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statues, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real property situated in Gulf County, Florida: SEE EXHIBIT “A” ATTACHED HERETO “EXHIBIT A” Real Property TRACT 4: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN GOVERNMENT LOT 1 OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6; THENCE NORTH 0004’21” EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 6 FOR 1842.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD 30-E; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0004’21” EAST, ALONG SAID WEST LINE FOR 335.43 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0004’21” EAST, ALONG SAID WEST LINE FOR 149.69 FEET; THENCE NORTH 3809’06” EAST, FOR 513.0 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE WATER’S EDGE OF ST. JOSEPH BAY; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID WATER’S EDGE FOR 100.00 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT WHICH BEARS NORTH 3809’06” EAST FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 3809’06” WEST, FOR 595.4 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND TRACT 5: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN GOVERNMENT LOT 1 OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6; THENCE NORTH 0004’21” EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 6 FOR 1842.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD 30E; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0004’21” EAST, ALONG SAID WEST LINE FOR 185.74 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0004’21” EAST, ALONG SAID WEST LINE FOR 149.69 FEET; THENCE NORTH 3809’06” EAST, FOR 595.4 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE WATER’S EDGE OF ST. JOSEPH BAY; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID WATER’S EDGE FOR 100.02 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT WHICH BEARS NORTH 3809’06” EAST FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 3809’06” WEST, FOR 676.7 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND TRACT 6: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN GOVERNMENT LOT 1 OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6; THENCE NORTH 0004’21” EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 6 FOR 1842.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD 30-E; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0004’21” EAST, ALONG SAID WEST LINE FOR 33.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0004’21” EAST, ALONG SAID WEST LINE FOR 152.47 FEET; THENCE NORTH 3809’06” EAST, FOR 676.7 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE WATER’S EDGE OF ST. JOSEPH BAY; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID WATER’S EDGE FOR 100.00 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT WHICH BEARS NORTH 3801’11” EAST FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 3801’11” WEST, FOR 760.3 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCELS (A, B AND C): PARCEL A: A parcel or tract of land lying and being in Fractional Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of said Fractional Section 6 and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary line of said Section 6, for a distance of 1842.81 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line of State Road No. 30-E; thence leaving said Easterly right of way line, continue North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along said West boundary line, for a distance of 31.65 feet; thence leaving said West line run North 38 degrees 01 minutes 28 seconds East, for a distance of 339.53 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, said Point of Beginning also being on a curve concave to the Northeast; thence Northwesterly along said curve with a radius of 197.14 feet, through a central angle of 27 degrees 12 minutes 35 seconds, for an arc distance of 93.62 feet (chord of said arc being North 09 degrees 30 minutes 27 seconds West, 92.74 feet); thence North 38 degrees 01 minutes 05 seconds East, for a distance of 395.39 feet to a point on the mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay, located at elevation 0.89 feet NAVD 1988; thence Southeasterly along said mean high water line as follows: South 27 degrees 58 minutes 37 seconds East, for a distance of 33.91 feet; thence South 51 degrees 56 minutes 16 seconds East, for a distance of 37.48 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line run South 38 degrees 01 minutes 28 seconds West, for a distance of 444.19 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Together with a Private Road Easement as recorded in Official Records Book 134, Pages 625 through 627, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. PARCEL B: A parcel or tract of land lying and being in Fractional Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence of the Southwest corner of said Fractional Section 6 and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East along the West boundary line of said Section 6 for a distance of 1842.81 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line of State Road No. 30-E; thence leaving said Easterly right of way line, continue North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along said West boundary line, for a distance of 142.83 feet; thence leaving said West line run North 38 degrees 01 minutes 05 seconds East, for a distance of 314.48 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, said Point of Beginning also being on a curve concave to the Southwest; thence Northwesterly along said curve with a radius of 120.00 feet, through a central angle of 32 degrees 52 minutes 15 seconds, for an arc distance of 68.84 feet (chord of said arc being North 12 degrees 20 minutes 17 seconds West, 67.90 feet); thence North 28 degrees 46 minutes 25 seconds West, for a distance of 17.61 feet; thence North 38 degrees 01 minutes 05 seconds East, for a distance of 369.17 feet to a point on the mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay, located at elevation 0.89 feet NAVD 1988; thence Southeasterly along said mean high water line as follows: South 45 degrees 33 minutes 54 seconds East, for a distance of 19.47 feet; thence South 27 degrees 58 minutes 37 seconds East, for a distance of 53.78 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line run South 38 degrees 01 minutes 05 seconds West, for a distance of 395.39 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Together with a Private Road Easement as recorded in Official Records Book 134, Pages 625 through 627, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. PARCEL C: A parcel or tract of land lying and being in Fractional Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of said Fractional Section 6 and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary line of said Section 6, for a distance of 1842.81 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line of State Road No. 30-E; thence leaving said Easterly right of way line, continue North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along said West boundary line, for a distance of 254.19 feet; thence leaving said West line, proceed North 38 degrees 01 minutes 05 seconds East, for a distance of 276.93 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 38 degrees 01 minutes 05 seconds East, for a distance of 369.17 feet to a point on the mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay, located at elevation 0.89 feet NAVD 1988; thence Northwesterly along said mean high water line as follows: thence North 45 degrees 33 minutes 54 seconds West, for a distance of 16.68 feet; thence North 31 degrees 50 minutes 28 seconds West, for a distance of 48.72 feet; thence North 13 degrees 58 minutes 21 seconds West, for a distance of 34.51 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line, proceed South 38 degrees 09 minutes 06 seconds West, for a distance of 237.47 feet; thence South 21 degrees 18 minutes 58 seconds East, for a distance of 30.68 feet; thence South 38 degrees 09 minutes 06 seconds West, for a distance of 128.52 feet; thence South 28 degrees 46 minutes 25 seconds East, for a distance of 60.69 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Subject to a Private Road Easement as recorded in Official Records Book 134, Pages 625 through 627, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. P ersonal Property Together with all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, crops, timber, all diversion payments or third party payments made to crop producers, and all existing and future improvements, structures, fixtures, and replacements that may now, or at any time in the future be part of the Real Property. Any and all water wells, water, ditches, reservoirs, reservoir sites and dams located on the real estate and all riparian and water rights associated with the Real Property, however established. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure upon Default entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM J. RISH, JR.; HEATHER ILENE THOMPSON JONES; BANKTRUST; PROSPERITY BANK, Defendant.

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B8 | The Star Thursday, May 23, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS Apalachicola Bay Charter School THE APALACHICOLA BAY CHARTER SCHOOL IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS FOR 201314 SCHOOL YEAR: € Certied Elementary Education Teachers € Physical Education Teacher € Preschool Teacher ABC School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resumes to: Chimene Johnson, ABC School, 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 4514779 Dockside Caf & Raw Bar @ PSJ Marina **Seasonal Bonus Top Pay!**NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED: € Kitchen Managers/Cooks € Bartenders/Managers € Servers/Bussers € Shuckers € Dishwashers APPLY 3:00 PM5:00 PM ONLY MON. THRU FRI.steamersdocksideseafood@yahoo.com Provisions is Now Hiring EXPERIENCED wait staff and kitchen personnel 222 Reid Avenue 4514621 RENTALS 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE,FLORIDA 32322Contact Randi Dempsey (850) 697-5300 www.seacrestre.com www.rsttness.com/carrabelle PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS SEACREST REAL ESTATE, INC. IS NOW2 BR/1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT .............................. $550 3 BR / 2 BAMOBILEHOME .......... $700 1 BR/1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT, INCLUDESUTILITIES .................. $650 2 BR/2 BA UNFURNISHED HOME WITHPOOL ............................... $850 OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT 1 500 SQ. FT 2 LOTS, HIGHWAY98 FRONTAGE ......... $650 6516677 $0 DOWN FOR LANDOWNERS (850)682-3344 NEED A HOME? ToPlace Your Classified ad in Call Our New Numbers Now! Call:850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax:850-747-5044 Email:thestar@pcnh.com Email:thetimes@pcnh.com the APALACHICOLA & CARRABELLE TIMES C ALL O UR N EW N UMBERS N OW and the docket number of which is 2012-CA-000240 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 with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. In accordance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Megan F. Fry, Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry Bond & Stackhouse, P.O. Box 13010, Pensacola, FL 32591-3010 (850) 434-9200, not later than seven days prior to the proceeding to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 7th day of May, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT GULF COUNTY, FL By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk May 16, 23, 2013 93693S PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO Resolution 13-07, THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF GULF COUNTY will be disposing of the following real property located in Highland View, Gulf County Florida by sealed bids: Commencing at the NE Corner of Lot 22, Government Original Section 26, Twp. 7 S, Rng. 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, also said point located by a St. Joe Paper Company monument; thence run due North 98.87 Feet to a stake; thence due West 44.79 feet to a stake for the point of beginning. From the point of beginning, run due West 445.192 feet to a concrete marker; thence run South 8 degrees 37 minutes East 510.28 feet to a stake; thence South 18 degrees 10 minutes West 154.3 feet to a stake, and to the Northeast corner of a lot sold to L. Wood by deed dated August 7, 1951, recorded in Deed Book 21, Page 569 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; thence run South 45 degrees 40 minutes West 120.00 feet to the East boundary line of State Road No. 30, also known as U.S. Highway 98, thence South 44 Degrees 20 minutes East 99.88 feet to the North boundary line of Seventh Street, Bayview Heights Subdivision of Gulf County, Florida; thence along the Northern boundary line of said Seventh Street, North 89 degrees 55 minutes East 552.8 feet; thence due North 206.7 feet; thence North 11 degrees 19 minutes West 610.73 feet to the point of beginning, containing 8.17 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT the following three parcels: (1) a 150’ by 150’ foot tract recorded in Deed Book 22, page 461; (2) A tract of land deeded to J.A. McCaskell in Deed Book 20, Page 222; and (3) a tract of land deeded to Gulf County, by outfall ditch easement in Deed Book 21, Page 7. Said parcel to be conveyed being the same parcel described in Deed Book 23, Page 63-64 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Beginning at a point fifty (50) feet North of the Northwest corner of Lot Nine (9) in Block “G”, Bayview Heights addition to Highland View, Florida and run thence North 135 feet, thence West 150 feet, thence South 135 feet, thence East 150 to the point of beginning. The above land being located in the SW corner of the North Half of Government Lot 11 and Southeast corner of the North Half of Government Lot 12, Section 26, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. Said parcel being the same as conveyed in Deed Book 23, Page 123 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. From the NE corner of original lot 12, Section 26, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, run North 11 degrees nineteen minutes West for a distance of 99.95 feet to a point; thence turn West along the North property line of the Highland View Grammar School for a distance of 475.29 feet to a concrete P.R.M.; thence turn South 8 degrees 37 minutes East for a distance of 510.28 feet to an iron pipe; thence turn right and extend a line South 18 degrees 10 minutes West for a distance of 154.3 feet to an iron pipe; thence turn right and extend a line South 45 degrees 20 minutes West for a distance of 120 feet to an iron pipe that is 33 feet East of the centerline of the Right of Way of U.S. Highway 98, for a point of beginning. Said parcel being the same as conveyed in Deed Book 26, Page 421 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. From the above point of beginning run a line North 45 degrees 20 minutes East for a distance of 120 feet to a point; then turn left and extend a line North 18 degrees 10 minutes East for a distance of 154.3 feet to a point; then turn left and extend a line North 8 degrees 37 minutes West a distance of 100.62 feet to a point; thence turn left and run a line South 45 degrees 20 minutes West for a distance of 337.56 feet, said line being parallel to the Southeast boundary line of this tract, to a point that is 33 feet East of the centerline of the Right of Way of U.S. Highway 98, then turn left and extend a line Southeast along the East Right of Way line of U.S. Highway 98 for a distance of 150 feet more or less to the point of beginning. Said parcel being the same as that conveyed in Deed Book 26, Page 421 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. The deadline for submission of sealed bids shall be 5:00 pm EST, June 5th 2013. Only bids meeting or exceeding the fair market value shall be considered by the board. The board reserves the right to accept the highest and best bid and to reject bids that do not meet the appraised value. Interested parties can contacy Duane McFarland at dmcfarland@ gulf.k12.fl.us 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850)-229-8256 to receive additional information. May 23, 30, 2013 93689S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-26-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF GRACE ADAMS Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of GRACE ADAMS, deceased, whose date of death was April 2, 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 May 23, 2013. Personal Representative: Bob Pelc 125 Bridgeport Ln. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com May 23, 30, 2013 93697S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000118 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 24, 2013 and entered in Case No. 23-2012-CA000118 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS; BRANDI N. JONES A/K/A BRANDI HELMS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 13th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK B: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 36, THENCE GO SOUTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 20.22 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF BRIAN SETTERICH ROAD (HAVING A 70 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE GO SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF A DISTANCE OF 446.35 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE, GO NORTH 01 DEGREE 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET: THENCE GO NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET: THENCE GO SOUTH 01 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A LOT 2, BLOCK B, CRESTWOOD ACRES, UNRECORDED A/K/A 221 BRYAN SETTERICH, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 324653103 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on May 16, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F12002310 May 23,30, 2013 j j Adopt j j : Active, Energetic, Pro Couple Yearns for 1st Baby Joyce 00-552-0045 FLBar42311 Expenses Paid Dryer: Amana Clothes Dryer, A-1 condition. Bargain at $145. Call (850) 763-6935 Mexico Beach 113 N 38th St, Saturday, May 25th, 7 am to 2 pm Yard Sale Mexico Beach, 212 CR 386, 1 block off 98, Friday-Monday, May 24 -27, 8:00 a.m. CST-?;Huge Garage Sale Treadmill, fishing poles, twin bed, xmas tree & decorations, jewelry, tools galore, screen house, yard stuff, chairs & umbrella, sago’s & plants, Pella storm door and much, much more! Mexico Beach: 207 Carolina Dr. Sat, May 25th 8:00am-2:00 pm Multi-Family Yard SaleDishes and other household items, electronics, misc. Rain or Shine!! Text FL52946 to 56654 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 Administrative/Clerical Admin Asst. The Housing Authority of Apalachicola is seeking a part time Admin Asst. Candidates should possess High School diploma or GED, minimum of 5 years office experience, excellent interpersonal skills and computer skills, attn to detail & have the ability to multi-task. Responsibilities include handling incoming calls, scheduling appts, data entry, and special projects as assigned. Selected employee will be needed 24 hours per week and be able to work 6 hours per day Mon through Thurs from 9am-4pm. Email, drop off or mail resume to: 141 15th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Email: apalha@fairpoint.net. Web ID:34252798 Food Svs/HospitalityBartender / Therapist Needed The Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Food Svs/HospitalityEvening Cook Needed The 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 HospitalityHousekeeping Part Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Install/Maint/RepairLine Technician TraineeGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for two positions of Line Tech Trainee at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Friday, May 24, 2013. For more information visit our website at www .gcec.com. Equal Opportunity Employer. Web ID#: 34251839 Text FL51839 to 56654 Medical/Health CARE GIVERNeeded for elderly lady. Non-smoker/ some lifting may be required. Day and or night. Call Harold Raffield at (850) 5277516 or Danny Raffield at (850) 258-6874 Web ID# 34253005 If you’re ready to move and overflowing with stuff Classified can help you store it or sell it! Logistics/TransportDriver WantedGulf County ARC & Transportation is accepting applications for a part-time driver. Hours vary depending upon need. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be capable of lifting. Applicants must pass a physical, drug test, and background screening before hire. Applications may be picked up at our office at 122 Water Plant Road, Port St. Joe, Florida. Closing date for receiving applications will be June 7th, 2013, 4:00 EST. Please call 229-6550 for more information. Gulf County ARC & Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug-Free workplace. 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Asking $16,500 NADA suggestedretail is $16,000 850-723-4642 220 HP Mercury Black Max Offshore, 1995 boat motor. Fully reconditioned with controls and 2 stainless steel props. $3700 850-229-1065 Text FL52627 to 56654 Look No Further Than The Classifieds What you want is right before your eyes in the Classified Section of your daily and Sunday newspaper.For Fast Results, Call 747-5020 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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St. Joe announced that it had signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Green Circle Bio Energy Inc., a maker of wood pellets used for energy, particularly in European markets. The deal is perfect symbiosis for the companies: Green Circle Bio Energy needs sustainable forest products; St. Joe has tens of thousands of acres of timberlands. In the LOI, Green Circle and St. Joe expressed intent in entering into a wood ber supply agreement as part of a formal agreement still to be negotiated. The release details that the LOI anticipates several potential new business development opportunities to create jobs in Northwest Florida. Green Circle is interested in leasing a site from St. Joe along the Genesee Wyoming rail line, formerly the Apalachicola Northern Railroad, to develop a wood production facility, the release continues. Those pellets, under the LOI, would be shipped through the Port of Port St. Joe. The relationship between Green Circle and St. Joe is a step toward creating jobs and revitalizing the Port of Port St. Joe, said Park Brady, CEO for The St. Joe Company. The key for the Port of Port St. Joe is that the LOI changes the dynamics on maintenance dredging, a top priority for the partners, St. Joe and the Port St. Joe Port Authority, in growing the port. The plans to ship through the Port of Port St. Joe are contingent on the SCOTT VETO AFFECTS PORTGov. Rick Scott this week vetoed a $2 million appropriation which would have helped the Port Authority meet mortgage requirements on the barge terminal parcel. The effort sponsored by Capital City Bank and supported by the Port Authority, was aimed at providing time and space for the port to grow. The case now returns to its previous status, heading to a Circuit Court hearing at which each Capital City Bank and Port Authority are seeking summary judgments in their favor. A hearing is scheduled for July 17.See PORT A8 Class of 2013, 125 strong, graduatesBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Caps will y this week as the countys two public high schools graduate the Class of 2013. Clad in the red of Wewahitchka High School and the purple of Port St. Joe High School, 125 seniors will walk the stage for their diploma and entrance into the next passage in life. Ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. ET today in the R. Marion Craig Coliseum as Port St. Joe High bids farewell to its class of 75. They are completed at 7 p.m. CT Friday at the Wewahitchka High School gymnasium as the 50-member senior class takes their proud processional. The schools had yet to identify the entire honors and high honors list of graduates by press time and that information, along with scholarship information will be found in next weeks edition of The Star. See Senior portraits on Pages A6 and A7 of this edition.Port St. Joe High School graduatesCrysta Loraine Anderson, Javarri De Montez Beachum, Kyle Anthony Biggins, Mary Caitlin Bouington, Mary Frances Branch, Samuel Robert Buccieri III, Dallas Cole Burke, Michael Lee Burke, Joshua Dylan Cabaniss, Alyssa Lee Catha, BreAnna Gail Causey, Austin William Clayton, Carley Ann Clements, Jacklyn Brook Collinsworth, Jackson Ty Combs, Justin David Cothran, Abagail Maria Davis, Nnamdi Quadarius Davis; Taylor James Deeson, Taylor Michelle Duhon, Kassandra Marie Favre, Thomas Clifton Gainous, Charles Colby Gentry, Alyssa Danielle Graziano, Tiffany LeAnn Greene, Miranda Dayne Gref, Nicolette Kayelynn Haddock, Guy Caleb Hall, Arnisha Lajoyce Harris, Cassie Marie Hayes, SPRING FLIGHTSchool district to privatize custodial servicesBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The business of whittling the bottom line became tangible Monday for the Gulf County School Board. During a special meeting, board members unanimously approved privatizing custodial services for at least the next school year, hoping to save $80,000-$100,000 as the district addresses a budget shortfall of almost $900,000. That money is money that is keeping us from cutting into teacher ranks, said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. Norton has estimated 12-15 teaching positions are likely to be trimmed. The pain of removing employees, many of them long-term, from the district workforce was evident among board members. None of this is taken lightly, board member John Wright said. Anytime you have layoffs there is a real concern. Weve looked at this for months and shed a tear or two. Board member Billy Quinn Jr. said: Some of these folks are our neighbors, people we see in the grocery store. We are going to be watching this process. The process, though not formally rati ed during Mondays meeting, is to piggy-back on a similar move and contract from Bay County, Norton said. Bay County went out for qualications and bids and four companies applied. Bay County School District chose the lowest bidder, Marie Romanelli of Indian Pass snapped this photo of a Great Blue Heron off Indian Pass last week, a sure sign that spring has arrived. City receives funding to relocate Cape San Blas LighthouseBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Now the heavy lifting begins. Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a state budget this week that includes $325,000 to help fund the relocation of the historic Cape San Blas Lighthouse. The announcement by Mayor Mel Magidson during Tuesdays regular bi-monthly Port St. Joe City Commission was met by applause from a packed chamber. The city was awarded the lighthouse, two keepers quarters and the oil house by the federal government earlier this year. Funding the relocation from the cape to the city the site in George Core Park adjacent to the historic Maddox property and aligned with the Third Street axis from U.S. 98 had been a signi cant hurdle. Though formal costs are an unknown until bidding, the city had been operating with a number of $200,000-$250,000 as the most optimistic estimate for the actual moving of the buildings. A campaign by the St. Joseph Historical Society had raised just under $40,000 and the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency had secured grant funding for foundation See GRADUATES A8 See DISTRICT A8 Remember the fallen Memorial Day 2013 DEDICATION CEREMONY Port St. Joe will hold a ceremony to dedicate the Holly Hill Cemetery Pavilion in honor of former Commissioner Charles Stephens at 10 a.m. ET May 31. While commissioner, Stephens, who died a week ago, was instrumental in the construction of the pavilion. The public is encouraged to attend. The cemetery is at 1665 Madison St.See LIGHTHOUSE A9

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AmenitiesGalore!Currentlytheonly availablebayfrontlotinOvation. LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, May 23, 2013Star staff reportPort St. Joe man killed in auto accidentA Port St. Joe man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Franklin County. Christopher Lamar Anderson, 40, was killed on U.S. 98 in Carrabelle when the vehicle he was driving left the shoulder of the road and hit a tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. According to the FHP, Anderson was traveling east on U.S. 98 when his vehicle, a 2006 Saturn Vue, traveled onto the south shoulder, losing control. The vehicle reentered the road and traveled across both lanes and onto the north shoulder where the right side of the vehicle struck a large tree. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the FHP. Toxicology results are listed as pending.Panama City man dies in Gulf County boating accidentA Panama City man was killed Monday from injuries suffered when a boat he was shing from hit a bank. Mancle Wellborn Rehberg, 80, was pronounced dead at 12:05 p.m. ET at the Howard Creek Boat Landing. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ofcers believe the accident happened mid-morning. Rehberg and Billy Donald Turk, 75, both of Panama City, had been bream shing in Bearman Slough off Brothers River when Rehberg reached to grab an overturned bait bucket and lost control of the 15-foot vessel they were shing from, according to information from the FWC. Rehberg was severely injured when the vessel slammed into a bank. Turk was thrown from the vessel but was not injured. Both men were wearing life jackets. Last weeks PSJ election story stated that William Thursbay was 27 votes down after absentee and early voting in his race against David Ashbrook. Thursbay was 27 votes ahead after early and absentee votes had been counted. The Star regrets the error.By CAROL COXBoard of Directors and Research Diver Mexico Beach Articial Reef Association How do you say good bye to the love of your life? How do you say good bye to someone who has been your mate, your best friend and even your best shing buddy? For Bonita Thompson, her husband John had been all these things and more. When cancer took Johns life, Bonita knew how she wanted to say good bye; she would build John a reef. It wouldnt be just any reef; it would be a reef in John and Bonitas favorite shing area, the Bell Shoals site 3 miles off the shores of Mexico Beach. John and Bonita spent many happy days there, following their passion to hook a cobia, one of the largest, best ghting sport sh in the area. The Bell Shoals site had just been reopened for reef building after a 10-year hiatus. The John Thompson Memorial Reef was the rst new reef planned for this area. Bonita initially planned to put down three modules, one with a plaque to honor Johns memory. It shortly became evident that family and friends wanted to build John a larger reef. With help from the Mexico Beach Articial Reef Association (MBARA), Bonita set up a memorial fund. Donations rolled in and the reef grew from three to 21 modules. Building a reef this size takes time and planning. The Mexico Beach Articial Reef Association, a non-prot organization that builds reefs off the coast of Mexico Beach, was there to give Bonita all the support she needed. MBARA does a reef deployment one or two times a year. John had passed away in December, so his reef was planned for the scheduled deployment the following April. That allowed time to build all the reef structures, make a trip to build Johns reef, and plan a tting Life Celebration to be held after the deployment. On a beautiful day in March, Bonita and Johns sister travelled to Reefmakers yard in Orange Beach, Ala., where Johns reef would be built. They were joined by MBARA board members Bob and Carol Cox. The Coxs were there to support Bonita and build a reef for Bobs grandparents. Everyone watched as Reefmakers crew set about pouring wet concrete into a triangular-shaped mold. They carefully placed the heavy granite plaque lovingly designed by Bonita. The plaque had a poignant message along with Johns portrait. In a corner was a reminder of the happy life Bonita and John had together: a photo of John piloting his boat as Bonita stood on the bow searching out their favorite quarry, cobia. With the plaque in place, Bonita placed Johns favorite cobia jig in the wet concrete. After time to reect, Bonita and Johns sister helped the Reefmaker crew add limestone rocks to the panel. The limestone would allow quicker growth of marine organisms on the reef. Once the concrete panel dried, it would be combined with two more panels to form a three-sided pyramid. In April 2012, the day came for Johns reef to be deployed in the Gulf of Mexico, 3 miles from the Mexico Beach Canal where John and Bonita made their home. The sun shimmered on calm seas as the Reefmaker boat, escorted by a school of dolphins, approached a small buoy marking the spot for Johns memorial reef. As Bonita and a few family and friends looked on from their boats, the reef containing Johns plaque was gently lowered News BRIEFsS Setting it STRRAIIGHT See REEF A3 Reef a memorial for avid diver

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WorkingTogether... ToBuildTheFuture GulfCountyRepublicanParty MemberCommunicationsCommitteeGulfcountyrepublicans@gmail.comWemeetmonthlyeverythirdMonday7PM EST(upstairs)atCapitalCityBankNextMeeting:June17,2013 ALLGAVESOME...SOMEGAVEALL!WorldWarIIHEWEYALDAY JAMESE.BLACK JIMBROOKS RALPHCONNEL EDGARHAGANS JAMESN.HAYES JOHNC.HAYES BASILH.HICKS JIMMYJACKSON WINFREDC.JENKS RICHARDJONES HARRYD.JOHNSON WALLACEA.JOUGHIN LONNIEC.KING BENJAMINC.KIRKLAND WAYNEL.LANGLEY WILLIEMARSHALL JESSEM.NICHOLS JAMESE.ROBERSON WILLISV.ROWAN CARLA.SODERBERG HOWARDC.TAUNTON JOHNW.WILLIAMS WILLIAMR.WILLIAMSKoreanWarJIMDANIELS,JR. ROYB.EVANS WILLIAMM.GARRETT GEORGEW.PARRISH KENNETHW.POWERSVIETNAMMOULTONL.FREEMAN JOHNC.GAINOUS CALVINK.GRAESER,JR. FREDLANDCLIFFORDC.SIMS(MedalOfHonor)JAMEST.TINDELL ROBERTH.PILKGULFWAR (Afghanistan)CHRISTOPHERM. BLASCHUMMEMORIALDAY,May27th,WEMUSTNEVERFORGET...MEMORIALDAYSERVICE-VFWPOST10069,1174TroutAveHighlandView. Service11:00ESTfollowedbyBarbequeLunch,PublicInvited. LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, May 23, 2013to its resting place in 21 feet of water. The water was clear and the reef could be seen resting on the bottom. Soon, the other structures were put in place and the boats returned to the canal. Three days later, a otilla of more than 30 boats made its way out to Johns reef, with Bonita in the lead. This was Johns Life Celebration service. The weather was almost unnaturally calm; the surface was glassy, and there was no current or wind. With Bonita clutching an urn to her chest, the other boats surrounded her. The engines went silent and Bonita said good-bye as she spread Johns ashes over his reef. Then, as a procession of boats made their way over Johns reef, many friends tossed owers as they said their own good-byes. Later that day, friends and family gathered outside Bonitas home to celebrate Johns life. The next day, Bob and Carol Cox paid a different kind of visit to Johns reef. They dived the reef and took underwater photos and video. Although it had been on the ocean oor for only three days, signs of life where already emerging. A large school of round scad, known by shermen as cigar minnows, were already schooling around the reef. A few tomtates happily swam around inside their new home. A striped sea star slowly crawled across the sandy bottom. As they returned to their boat and motored away, Bob and Carol were joined by two bottle-nose dolphins. The story doesnt end there. Johns friends and family decided to keep building the reef. In April 2013, two more modules were added to the reef. Since then, MBARA has received more donations to add to the site during their next reef deployment. When most of the reef had been in the water for just over a year, Bob and Carol did another dive. This time they were joined on their boat by Bonita. As they approached the reef, they were able to see how large this reef actually was; the modules were clearly visible from the surface. As the two divers descended to the bottom, they were surrounded by a large school of Atlantic spadesh. In the distance were elusive gag groupers, many of legal size. Gray triggersh boldly swam straight to the cameras. The reefs had 1 to 3 inches of marine growth on them, such as barnacles and tunicates. It made it difcult to locate the pyramid with the plaque. After much searching, Carol saw a dimesized spot that looked like black granite. With her dive knife, she was able to scrape off some of the growth and verify the location of the plaque. She and Bob worked 10 minutes to uncover Johns dedication, while small sh picked at the tidbits released during their labors. After taking pictures and video, they returned to the boat to tell Bonita about all the wonderful life that now surrounds Johns reef. For Bonita, she said this was her therapy, to be able to come out to Johns reef and remember the happy times they had together. Johns story doesnt end here. His reef will nurture marine life for many generations to enjoy. For those who knew John, going to the reef to sh for cobia is like visiting an old friend. For those not lucky enough to know John Thompson, they will admire him greatly for the living legacy he leaves behind. REEF from page A2

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Keyboard KLATTERINGS OPINION www.starfl.com ASectionPage 4 Thursday, May 23, 2013This will be a weekend of barbecues, family and good times. For some it will mean an extra day in bed, at the beach, in front of the television. According to forecasters, the weather outside will be delightful, with a small chance of rain and plenty o sunshine. The beaches are inviting, the water intoxicating, with plenty to keep everybody busy. Amid the hustle and bustle is time to pause to remember, to consider the price that was paid and continues to be paid for those bounty of choices. From Lexington and Concord to Anbar Province, from the Chosin Reservoir to the Ardennes Forest, from Hamburger Hill to Hu Province, the price in American blood and lives is what affords us the ability to enjoy a holiday because it has surely been no holiday for the men and women of uniform. Who have answered a call that some cant imagine answering, who have suffered injuries many of us could not possibly comprehend, who have sacri ced beyond the pale, beyond what many of us could fathom. We read, watch and hear their stories of battles in foreign lands, but we dont, we cant, fully appreciate the experience, the mind-set, the motivation required to defend your country, to sacri ce all for your fellow American, fellow man. You cant know until you have walked in their boots. The price paid by men and women, who have fought and been seriously hurt while many of their comrades have died to provide the backbone to basic rights we enjoy, rights that seem under attack, the right to free speech, freedom to worship where we choose, a free press. Memorial Days meaning was driven home to me since I came to Port St. Joe, one of the rst stories I wrote for The Star, about the death of Christopher Blaschum, a Lieutenant Commander and Navy pilot who died while on training exercises in the Mediterranean. He was a graduate of Port St. Joe High School who was known for his infectious laugh, out-sized personality and among the rst of what has become the thousands of those who died in the wars that followed 9/11. His funeral was in large part a celebration of his life and mourning of his passing, but also a heart-rending testament to the sacri ces of the soldier. Once the uniform is donned, soldier cuts to the front of the line from adjectives such as son, father, husband, wife, sister, brother and mother. The uniform wipes it all away. Over the years, I have also had the honor of writing about Major Buck Watford, who has spent four years since 9/11 in service to his country, leaving behind a wife and two, at the time, small children, because that is what you do when you sign up to serve in uniform. The following Motivational Analysis was written by Lt. Colonel Richard T. Tallman and is contained within the le of Clifford S. Sims Congressional Medal of Honor le. Sims was awarded the Medal of Honor after throwing himself on a grenade to save his men in a far-off province in Vietnam. He is the only man from Gulf County so awarded and if it does not capture what we should remember this weekend it is hard to know what would. Staff Sergeant Sims was not a man to act rashly; he made decisions with the rm belief that he was right, and he made them without counting the cost to himself. He was intensely loyal to his men, and never put his own interests above theirs. Just ve days before he died he was assigned the task of securing an LZ during heavy ghting. He assured that his men were properly positioned and behind suitable cover. And he made certain that the wounded were expeditiously evacuated. Yet he never considered cover for himself during a full six hour period during which he was under a harassing sniper re. His devotion was to his duty and to his men. And so I believe, as he never acted otherwise that I was aware of, did he consider the safety of his men on 21 February, fully aware of the sacri ce he was making, yet more poignantly concerned for the fate of his men were he to choose any other course. In simple fact, Staff Sergeant Sims knowingly and willingly laid down his life so that his comrades might live. Even having read that passage dozens of times, having read the testimony that was submitted recommending Sims this man who rose from an impoverished, segregated life to marry, have a child and go off to war and not return due to his sense of honor and duty for the Medal of Honor, trying to understand his sacri ce under re still clutches the throat. And particularly in this day and age when too much of what we read, hear and experience derives from the impacts of men and women, at home and throughout the country, who carry with them a false sense of entitlement, that life owes them, that their community owes them. Sims life and his sense of patriotism and courage shames them all and is a lesson all youngsters should be taught and understand, such as those who will walk the stage for graduation this week. And this Memorial Day we pledge to have a ne time, spend the extra hour in bed if able, go to the beach, have a meal out, but do so remembering that for more than 200 years and counting men and women have paid a price for this holiday in blood. That such men and women have existed through the years is suf cient to remember; that they continue to walk among us is reason for celebratory awe.Holiday theme TIM CROFTStar news editor I have wondered all my life why the British were noted for their stiff upper lip. It has been, since boyhood for me, a strange term. I gured it had to do with their bent for pomp and ceremony. Or possibly their disdain for the colonies around the world that had the audacity to rebel against them. Or maybe, it just underscores their stoic nature towards history, things not in the best interest of the realm and/or unseemly international events. The thought crossed my mind that it could have something to do with the French residing so uncomfortably close ... I decided to go over there and nd out. It was, as it turned out, none of the above. We visited England in April: the beginning of spring. The leaves should be busting forth, the birds awakening, the sun drenching St. Pauls Cathedral, Windsor Castle and the white cliffs of Dover. Folks, there is no spring in the British Isles! It was colder than the bottom side of a gold diggers mining pan on Christmas day in Alaska! It was so cold those famous milk cows from Jersey were delivering ice cream right on the spot. All those upper lips over there are stiff because they are frozen in place! My feet didnt thaw out for two weeks. Bobbies guarding the streets thought my toboggan was surgically attached to my noggin. I ate poached eggs and pork and beans for breakfast with my gloves on! I crawled out on the exposed top of the famed double decked sightseeing bus one time. My eye balls immediately froze over and I missed six cathedrals, Piccadilly Circus, Sherlock Holmes place and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. I nally understood Roger Millers song, Westminster Abby, the Tower of Big Ben, the rosy red cheeks of the little children ... Let me tell you, its a thin line between rosy red and frostbite! The day we visited the famed Tower of London it was snowing. The Beefeater dressed guide was discussing the beheading of Anne Boleyn. I gured that was one way to escape the cold! That same guide, noting the number of Americans in the group, had some rather disdainful remarks aimed at humor about how we viewed our position in the world. I had to bite my tongue to keep from reminding him in 1940 his King George VI and wife Elizabeth were in Hyde Park, New York, bowing before our president and begging for help against the rampaging Nazis. Nobody in England was making fun of the United States soldiers crowding their streets in 1944! The Crown Jewels are housed in the Tower of London. I couldnt tell if they were real or not. Some of that zirconia stuff can fool the untrained eye ... They had swords in there older than Denmark. There were enough ruby laced crowns and scepters to out t Lord Wellingtons army. The Beefeater guy wouldnt let me try on King Richards armor or any of the rings. I ambled outside to see if winter had ended. I got to telling the unblinking and ramrod straight soldier with the high black hat and perfectly creased uniform guarding the building about growing up in West Tennessee. He didnt crack a smile or even glance in my direction ... until I told him about the Halloween Leon pulled the sheet up over his head and thundered through town on the big horse yelling, The British arent coming! I saw the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. It took an hour and a half! And they didnt have but two guards! And remember, its bitterly cold. It took two bands, eightyve red and black clad soldiers and more high-stepping back and forth than Washington and Cornwallis both did at Yorktown to get four guys to swap places. I kept thinking the United States Marines could have accomplished the switch in eight seconds ... and the queen would have been much safer. Of course, I reckon those guys are doing a good job. I havent heard of any force, foreign or domestic, ever storming Buckingham Palace. We visited Westminster Abby on Thursday. You couldnt believe the vast number of people milling about. I asked the Baptist (he was taking up the money before you went inside) ticket guy, Yall having a revival? It was a spectacular place. As was the near-by Parliament Building. Big Ben had the correct time. And the Thames River crept through, and around the ancient buildings much like the Weekly Reader depicted back in Mrs. Paschalls eighth grade history class. I am not a city guy but London was impressive. Just the history alone makes it a special place. And, after a few howdies, yalls and youins always in such a hurry, the upper lips softened a bit. They liked the stories about Leon and growing up in a small town back home. When you got through the faade of who we were all supposed to be and just sat down and talked a few minutes, they were most friendly, kind and jolly good! And when I found out that the tradition of pork and beans for breakfast stemmed from the shortage of meat during World War II, I gured they had paid a price to be here, too. Ive just thawed out enough to type this little blurb. Im still practicing raising my upper lip, and holding it. And the Tower of London guard is coming to America to meet Leon in August ... I cant wait to see how long it takes him to melt. Respectfully, KesMama could always count on a Mothers Day card from me. She could always count on it being about four days late. I would call her and tell her, Your card is on the way. She would laugh and know that was just the way her middle son was when it came to cards. Honestly, most of us know that each and every day should be Mothers Day. So in honor of my Mama (and yours), Im sending you a Mothers Day story about four days late. My brother sent me pictures from our childhood. You know the type of pictures the ones that Mama had made at Olan Mills with our heads tilted and wearing little out ts that Im sure she put a lot of thought into picking out. In that group of pictures, there was a random one that anyone else would not have understood, but I did. It was a picture of a green plastic yard chair and a blooming purple iris. Our Mama passed away over a year ago and as those of you who have lost your mother knows, it is dif cult not only on Mothers Day, but also every time you see or hear or smell or taste or touch something that reminds you of your mother. My Mama loved purple and in particular, she loved purple irises. They seemed to just show up in the yard every spring. Folks often squabble over the worldly possessions their mothers owned. Things like china, silver, jewelry and antique furniture. I understand that many of these things are heirlooms and hold meaning for children and grandchildren. However, I think the things that are most valuable are those that really cant be squabbled over things that were meant to be shared. These things are the precious memories our mothers left us with or shared with us. The little things like seeing a purple iris or the smell of a particular dish your mother cooked. These are things that wont be in the Will when your mother leaves. If your mother has passed away, you can still share those memories with your siblings, children and grandchildren. Her silver pitcher will tarnish, her china could very well shatter when it hits the oor, and the stone in her heirloom ring could fall out never to be found. So if your mother is still living, dont ask her whos going to get the china cabinet or the dining room table. Ask her what her favorite ower is; what she loved doing when she was a little girl, what scared her, what made her happy and what kept her from quitting. Ask her what her favorite song was, her favorite books and all of those other questions that you want to know. Do it before its too late. Do it understanding all of the time she invested in you. Do it understanding all of the things she didnt get to do because of you Do it knowing you wouldnt be here, if it werent for her. The other night I was watching the movie, The Greatest Game Ever Played. Ive seen it at least twenty times, but still watch it every chance I get. Its about Francis Ouimet, the rst amateur ever to win the U.S. Open. Im not an avid golfer; I get to play about once a year. You dont need to know anything about golf, to appreciate Francis accomplishment. He came from an immigrant family that was part of the working class who were not supposed to be playing golf, let alone winning. Francis mother does what so many mothers do shes a real dream weaver. Im not talking about computer software or some song from the 1970s. Im talking about a mother who sel essly patches together scraps to weave their childrens dreams. She does it with a smile on her face and a glow in her heart. At one point in the movie, Francis father who thinks that his sons dreams are unreachable due to their working class stature, points this out to Franciss mother. He says to Francis mother, All you ever do is encourage him. Francis mother pops back at her husband, Thats right. I do encourage him. He has a God-given talent, and this is his one chance to give a voice to it. Hes just trying to make you proud. Thats what mothers do They tell you (and everyone else) that you can do it, when everyone else tells you that you cant. So thats my story about the picture my brother sent me of the green chair and the purple iris. The green chair may be empty, but the purple iris still blooms. Happy Mothers Day! Each And Every Day Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor.com.They like their pork and beans early HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert CRANKS MY TRACTORBN HeardA green chair and a purple iris USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. 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LETTERS www.starfl.com ASectionGCDVTF says thanksDear Editor, On behalf of the Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force, we would like to express our extreme gratitude for all the attendees who were able to come to our Third Annual Ladies Night Out Event on May 9 in Gulf County. The event was a huge success and raised over $4,500 in contributions and generous donations. Our auction was a huge success thanks to each and every person! On behalf of the board and many volunteers we wanted to send our appreciation for your participation and support. Wed also like to thank the special individuals who gave tirelessly to help make the event such a success: Patricia Mamoran, Chairman of Ladies Night Out; Lindsey McCrary, CoChair; Georgene Brinkley, Past Chairman, Pat and Henry Horst, Director and Treasurer; Cathi Rigdon, Director; Joyce Downard, Director; Charlie Brock, Volunteer; Ann Jarozs, Volunteer; Liz Brenner, Volunteer; Martika Albino, Volunteer; Diane Pierett, Volunteer; Bobby, Volunteer; Olga, Volunteer; Alexander, Volunteer; Ebony and Elis, Volunteers; Larry Gay, Volunteer and Jerry Arhelger and Bill Small for our entertainment. The Task Force could not do what it does without the generous support of a caring community, therefore we want recognize our local businesses and citizens who donated auction and food items for our cause: Thank you to the following friends and merchants for our door and game prizes, gift bag items and nancial support: Coast2Coast Printing, Coastal Connection TV 17Gina Vicari, Host of Talk of the Coast; Dillards, El Governor Motel, Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce, Mimis Upscale Resale, Krispy Kreme, Parker Realty of Mexico Beach, 7th Street Salon, Subway, Sunset Coastal Grill, TGIF, Lookout Lounge, The Thirsty Goat Bar and Grill, Port Inn, Main Stay Suites, Thirsty Goat, Debbie Ashbrook, and Carol Dow, Joyce Downard, Pat Horst, The Star and Editor Tim Croft, and Ann Jarosz. Thank you to the following merchants who provided to our silent and live auctions items: Ace Hardware, Applebees Restaurant, Antiques on Reid Ave, Amy Walton (Scentsy), Bay Breeze Antiques, Beachwalk Resorts, Blue Water Outriggers, Bob Evans, Bo Knows, Bow Wow Beach Shop, Bobbe Johnson, Catheys Ace Hardware, Centennial Bank, Coconut Creek Family Park, Coneheads, Christina Adams-Volpe, Capital City Bank, A Design by Dorann, Dillards, David Ashbrook, Mrs. Debbie, Dixie Hester, Daphne Howington, Fishhouse Restaurant, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, Gulf Food, Haughty Heron, Holly Atkins, Indian Pass Raw Bar, Josesphs Cottage, Judi McNeil, Jeannie Davis, Kelly Renes Hair/Day Studio, Leanna Knapp, Leslie Wentzell, Lorinda Gingell, McDonalds, Mango Marleys, MainStay Suites, Melody Meschino, Mary Baird, No Name Caf, Newks Bistro, Piggly Wiggly, Portside Trading Company, Port Saint Joe Mariana, Pat Van West, Port Inn, Penny Weining, Radio Shack, Rock It Lanes, Ronnie Bs, Regina Washabaugh, Salon Lux, Sharons Caf, Seashore Water Safaris, Sacred Heart Hospital, Seagrass Gallery, Sassy Nails, The Grove, Tammy Croft, Toucans Restaurant Bar and Grill, The Antique Cottage, Zoo World, Sunglass Hut P.C Mall. Thank you to the following merchants who donated and provided the food: Baileys Crab House for the She Crab Soup, Provisions for the Pasta Salad and Shell Shack for all of our Shrimp. We would like give a special thank you to First Presbyterian Church who allowed us to use their facility for all necessary needs. We would like to recognize First Baptist Church who allowed us to borrow 120 chairs for the event and to the First United Methodist of Mexico Beach and Highland View Church of God for providing us with extra tables. Without any of them, this event would not have been possible. We would also like to recognize the Senior Citizen and Community Center who allowed us to use their venue. It was absolutely perfect and we are very thankful. In our nal sincere appreciation, we would like to recognize Kelly Faircloth, Department of Juvenile Justice for providing his youth to help with several aspects of service. They were absolutely amazing and provided an intricate part to the success of our event. Our purpose of the event was to raise local awareness of our services; and to raise funds to support and assist victims of domestic violence in Gulf County. The support was absolutely priceless. Lindsey McCrary Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force Letter to the EDITOR (PD.POL.AD) PaidforandapprovedbyJames"BoKnows"PattersonforCityCommissionerGroup2.THANK YOU! IWOULDLIKETOTHANKEACH ANDEVERYONEOFYOUFORYOUR VOTEANDSUPPORTINTHECITY COMMISSIONGROUP2ELECTION. ILOOKFORWARDTOSERVINGYOU THENEXTTWOYEARS. Thursday, May 23, 2013 Page 5 Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONSAvoiding hidden ight, hotel feesThe last few years have been tough economically for many people. Unemployment fears combined with plunging home, stock and retirement account values caused many to forgo big vacations even though stressful times are when we most need to recharge our batteries. But with the economy turning around, many families are cautiously dipping their toes in the travel pool once again. Hotel occupancy rates have risen in many areas and airports are as crowded as ever. Airlines and hotels are notorious for tacking extra charges onto their bills. Here are a few to watch out for: A few airlines allow one free checked bag (Southwest still allows two), but most charge up to $25 for the rst checked bag each way, and even more for additional pieces. Plus, most now tack on hefty fees for overweight and over-sized checked and carry-on luggage, so measure and weigh your luggage carefully. Expect to pay extra for things like changing ights, extra leg room, priority boarding, unaccompanied minors, pets, Wi-Fi access and food. Some airlines even charge extra to speak to a live person or to buy your ticket at the airport counter or by phone. Airfarewatchdog.com, Travelnerd. com and Kayak offer great fee comparison charts for various airlines; but always double-check the airline's own posted rules before booking your ight. Some hotels charge extra if you check in before a certain time. Ask whether they'll store your luggage for free until check-in so you can begin sightseeing unencumbered. Many hotels charge a hefty penalty if you don't cancel a reservation 24 to 72 hours beforehand and some also charge an early-departure fee sometimes the equivalent of one night's lodging. Read the hotel's cancellation policy before booking, especially if you're looking at a discounted, non-refundable rate. Minibars often have electronic sensors that trigger a charge if you simply move the contents. Also, water or snacks sitting on the dresser may appear to be complimentary, but double-check before consuming. Hotel parking in major cities can cost up to $50 a day, and many have mandatory valet parking, which means adding a tip on top of that. Research nearby municipal parking lots beforehand, or check the city's tourism bureau for hotels offering parking promotions. Sometimes using public transportation and taxis is cheaper overall than paying for parking. Some hotels and resorts automatically add housekeeping or spa gratuities to your bill, so ask rst before leaving your own tip unless of course the service was terri c. Most hotels charge exorbitant amounts for local and long-distance calls made from room phones, so use your cellphone. Resorts often charge extra for services they offer such as gym access or daily newspaper delivery even if you don't use them. Find out the policy ahead of time and scrutinize your bill for unused services. Ask to see your bill the night before you check out, so you can review it carefully for overcharges. If you're traveling abroad, be aware that using your cellphone can be mighty expensive. Research your carrier's international calling plan and ask whether your phone is compatible with foreign networks. You might need to rent an international cellphone, or buy or rent an unlocked phone and international SIM card. If your budgets in good shape and youre getting wanderlust, maybe its time to venture out into the world again. Just be cautious about how hidden expenses can add up. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney JASON ALDERMAN

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A6 | The Star Thursday, May 23, 2013 Graduation 2013Port St. Joe High DALLAS COLE BURKE SSAMUEL RRObBERT BUccCCIERI IIIIII MMARY FRANcCES BRANcCH MMARY CAITLIN BOUINGTON KKYLE AANTHONY BIGGINS JAVARRI DE MMONTEZ BEAcCHUM CRYSTA LLORAINE AANdDERSON JAcCKLYN BROOK COLLINSWORTH CARLEY AANN CLEMENTS AAUSTIN WWILLIAM CLAYTON BREAANNA GGAIL CAUSEY AALYSSA LLEE CATHA JOSHUA DYLAN CAbBANISS MMIcCHAEL LLEE BURKE KKASSANdDRA M MARIE FAVRE TT AYLOR MMIcCHELLE DUHON TT AYLOR JAMES DEESON NNNAMdDI QUAdDARIUS DAVIS AbABAGAIL MMARIA DAVIS JUSTIN DAVIdD COTHRAN JAcCKSON TTY COMbBS AARNISHA LLAjJOYcCE HHARRIS GGUY CALEbB HHALL NNIcCOLETTE KKAYELYNN HHAddDDOcCK MMIRANdDA DAYNE GGREfF AALYSSA DANIELLE G GRAZIANO CHARLES COLbBY GGENTRY TTHOMAS CLIfFTON GGAINOUS RRObBERT JAMES KKOPINSKY IIIIII JAcCLYN TTYLER KKERIGAN JENA JOELL JULIAN DANIEL HHENRY JONES RRObBERT MMAKALE HHObBSON KKENdDALL CHANcCE H HAYWORTH CASSIE MMARIE HHAYES RRAMELLO DAjJUAN Z ZAccCCARO DEVON NNIcCOLE YYOUNG EERNEST TTYLER WWORLEY GGREYSON COLE WWOOdDS KKATHRYN MMAcCKENZIE WWOOdD JOHN WWESLEY WWILSON SSHANNIqQUA SSHANAE WW ALKER CAITLYN NNIcCOLE TTHURSbBAY JEREMY MMIcCHAEL TTHOMPSON BRIANA NNIcCOLE TTHOMAS BRYANNA RROSE SSTUART TTUcCKER BERNARdD SSMITH EERIcC AANTHONY SSLIcCK JOHN WWITT SSHOAfF AALEXANdDRA LLINdDSEY ScSCOTT CIERRA RRAE ScSCOGGINS CHASE EEVERETT RROYAL DUSTY McKMCKAY RRIcCHTER BRITNEY EELISE RRIcCH MMAKKAYLA EELISSA RRAMSEY JAdDA CHRISTINE QUARANTA MMARcCHALLE DMAYA PPRYOR CAMERON SSTERLIN PPRYOR PP AUL LLEE PPOTTS RRIcCHARdD EEUGENE PPENNINGTON BRITTNEE NNIcCOLE PPEAK AALYSSA MMARILYN PP ARKER DIXIE MMALLORY OOLIPHANT DEcCORIAN DEVANTE NNORTH CHARLES RR YAN NNIcCHOLS OOLIVIA SSARIAH MMOREE JENIfFER LL YN McLMCLEMORE AANASTASIA S SERGEYEVA M MAUGHAN NNATHANIEL AALEXANdDER MMAESTRI SSAWYER BARdDEN LLACASSE Not pictured: Tiffany LeAnn Greene, Skye Bennie Hunter, Joshua Drew Hurd, Joseph Alexander Love and Joshua Stephen Sundie. Nodoubtaboutit.gofar, YoullJaclynTylerKerigan. Watchingyougrow hasbeenourprivilege andjoy,andwelove youvery,verymuch. Congratulationson yourgraduationfrom Dad,Josephandyour bigKeriganfamily! BECKYNORRIS&THE GULFCOUNTYCLERKOF COURTSSTAFFwouldliketoCongratulateAllthe Seniorsfrom HighlandView AssemblyofGodwouldliketoCongratulate Allthe2013Seniors!TrustinTheLordwithallyourheartand leannotonyourownunderstanding;inall yourwayssubmittoHim,andHewillmake yourpathsstraight.Proverbs3:5-6GoodLuck&GodBless!

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The Star| A7Thursday, May 23, 2013 Graduation 2013Wewahitchka High JOSHUA SSTEVEN EEPPS WHITNEY DENISE DAULTON ROBErR T SSTETSON CAUSEY SSIErrRRA SSAGE BBAKErR KKIrRSTIN ArARMSTrRONG AALEXA EESTELLE AALLISON JALYN TT AdDArRIUS AddADDISON DEVAN TTYLErR HHOLYFIELdD TT AYLOrR MMArRIE HHILL COLE GGArrRRETT HHArRPErR JUSTIN BBLAKE HHAddDDOcCK MMIKALEH DOMINIQUE GrGRAHAM TT ArRA GGASKIN TT AYLOrR SSHYANNE GGAINOUS MMATTHEwW TTYLErR MMOrRGAN MMIcCAH LLEVI LLISTErR JOHN EdwEDWIN LLINTON EEArRL BrBRIAN KKNOBEL DUSTIN MMIcCHAEL KKINNErR GGABrRIELLE SSTEVONNA JONES REBEccCCA PP AIGE HHOLYFIELdD SSAMUEL XXAVIErR GGUS PPEEPLES JOSHUA LLUKE PP ArRNELL KKATIE LLEOLA PP ArRKErR TTONY DIAMONdD BBUcCKLEY-PP AIGE MMArRIA ROSArRIO OrOR TIZ WYATT LLEE NNUNErR Y jJESSIcCA MUMFOrdRD SSHAQUILLE LLArcRCESS ScSCOTT HHALEY BrBRIANNA ROMINES JESSE LLEE ROBErRSON SSEAN MMIcCHAEL RIcCE EELLEN MMArRGArRETTE RANdDIG BrBRANdDON SSHAYNE PrPRIcCE TT AYLOrR NNIcCOLE PPITTS EEMILEE DANIELLE SSTrRANGE JESSIcCA NNOEL SSMITH SSTEFAN LLEVON SSIMS JAMES HHErRMAN SSHIVErR JArR VEST TTErrRRELL SSHErRFIELdD BrBRANdDON AALLEN SSHAw W BrBRHIANNAN SSHAY ScrSCRUGGS DANEYSIA ROcCHELLE WYMES RAHEEM MMArRQUEL WrRIGHT SSHELBY AANNA WOOdD KKAYLA MMArRIA WOOdD NNATAVIA CELIcCE WILLIAMS-BBELTON AALYSSA MMArRIE WHITEHUrRST KKELLY MMArRIE WArdRDNot pictured: Trent Warren Bruce, Jordon Christopher Cue, Weston Todd Sarmiento and Clayton Randall Sasser. G raduates G G C LASSOF 2 01 3 from TheCityof PortSt.Joe!! C ongratulations Congratulationsonyour accomplishmentClassof2013 Wishingyouallthebestin yourfutureendeavors! Mayyourfuturebesunnywithfullsailsahead! NAUTICAL&HOMEDECOR Congratulations &GoodLuck InYourFuturefromAllofUsat. ..

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LocalA8 | The Star Thursday, May 23, 2013 maintenance dredging which has become a top priority for St. Joe and the Port St. Joe Port Authority. This is exciting news for the Port Authority, said Leonard Costin, chairman of the Port St. Joe Port Authority. With the commitment from Green Circle Bio Energy, the Port Authority can now move forward with grant proposals for funding the ship channel dredging. Port director Tommy Pitts called the agreement a game changer for dredging efforts. The partners in developing the Port of Port St. Joe have been lobbying the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Department of Transportation concerning the maintenance dredging. A FDOT grant of some $1 million is available for the Port of Port St. Joe pending a local match. There are also some federal monies available if dredging moves forward. St. Joe has secured a FDOT grant for improvements to the old AN Rail line, work that should be completed sometime early next year. The LOI with Green Circle anticipates some time will be required to secure the permitting, permission and execution of dredging, but in the LOI the obligations of either party are contingent upon the Port of Port St. Joe receiving funding to complete maintenance dredging of the shipping channel. And that changes the narrative for dredging. No longer is it if dredging is completed a customer will come. Now, the port and St. Joe can argue a customer is present and waiting. A viable business is ready to use the Port and rail access to the Port site is being improved; the missing link to an operational Port is the necessary dredging improvements to the shipping channel, Brady said. The port has a navigational channel that is federally-authorized to a maximum of 37 feet. Dredging to the authorized depth has been the top priority of the Port Authority and St. Joe in luring customers. Once dredging has been completed, the ports options will only grow, Pitts said. According to Pitts, the commitment of tonnage through the port, though still conditional, is a phenomenally huge step in the efforts to revitalize port activity here. Once a commitment to dredge and the dredging is accomplished, Pitts said, other opportunities that were previously out of reach come closer. Green Circle operates the worlds second-largest wood pellet plant in Cottondale. The company employs 81 at the plant with several hundred indirect jobs and more than $70 million injected into the local economy, according to the release. The wood pellets produced at the new production facility can be transported via truck or railway to the Port of Port St. Joe for shipment to overseas markets, particularly Europe where the consumption of wood chips for energy is exploding. We are excited about the possibility of leveraging our strong presence in Northwest Florida, further job and economic development in the region, and look forward to the successful dredging improvements of the shipping channel, said Morten Neraas, CEO for Green Circle Bio Energy Inc. Additionally, bulk cargo port facilities are being considered for development at the port site to accommodate Green Circles shipping needs. The Florida Ports Council, in its annual report, noted that the Port of Port St. Joe is positioned for bulk cargo shipments, offering access to rail, the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and state and federal highways. State and federal elected ofcials also weighed in on the announcement. This is great news for Port St. Joe and our surrounding region, Congressman Steve Southerland said. 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GCA Education Services out of Knoxville, Tenn. GCA made a presentation at the prior Gulf School Board meeting and Norton said the intention would be to piggy-back on the Bay County contract since Bay had been through the qualication and bid process. The School Board has not nalized a contract with GCA, only specied that the district will privatize custodial services. The privatization will affect 11-12 employees who will be laid off by the district. Through an agreement between GCA and the district, those employees will be provided rst opportunity to apply for the same positions under GCA, Norton said. He said the biggest effect would be that the employees no longer would pay into the Florida public employees retirement system though those vested would maintain their current balances. This really should be as seamless a transition as could be, Norton said. The savings the district will realize should be on the high side of the ballpark provided Monday as the most basic level of services provided by GCA will be an improvement for county schools, maintenance/ transportation director Greg Layeld said. We dont have adequate coverage, especially at the high schools in light of workforce cuts the past several years, Layeld said. They would provide an upgrade from where we are now. But the decision to privatize custodial, Norton made clear Monday, was just a toe in the water for the coming budget cycle, which will begin in earnest at the regular board meeting next week. The board will at that time take up the formal cont ract for custodial services as well as begin the examination of areas identied by Norton and district staff for possible cuts. The staff and I, we have our work cut out for us, Norton said. The district must still trim, at least, $760,000 from the budget, a process that is likely to mean impacts not only to the workforce but potentially to programs. The pain was already showing Monday. It takes everybody, from the school bus driver to the lunch room server to teachers to custodial, board member Linda Wood said. Everybody is of equal importance. GRADUATES from page A1 PORT from page A1City debates golf cart crossingBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com Port St. Joe city commissioners had a packed house on Tuesday in large part to discuss golf carts. Specically, what it would take to allow golf carts to legally cross State 71. Though commissioners have wrestled with the Florida Department of Transportation over proposed crossings at State 71 and Reid Avenue and State 71 and U.S. 98, it has thus far been to no avail. But Commissioner Bo Patterson pressed for the city to fund a trafc study to determine if a Reid-71 c rossing might be viable. This is something I sincerely want, Patterson said. I think its money worth spending. The cost of the study would be just under $5,000. The city has not budgeted for the money but city manager Jim Anderson was charged with nding the funds. The FDOT has suggested the city pursue just one trafc study at a time and that the study focus on Reid-71. Resident Ed Creamer said that would fulll what he believed to be the the main goal. The main goal is to cross 71 to get into town, Creamer said. However, he noted, given the one-way nature of the crossing streets on Reid Avenue, one drawback would be that once the golf cart driver left Reid Avenue, they would have no way back onto Reid save for driving the ve blocks to First Street to turn around. Another resident noted that having golf carts on Reid would also exponentially raise dangerous trafc conditions. For instance, folks backing out of the angled parking spaces along Reid already have a difcult time seeing oncoming trafc. Reid Avenue is an accident waiting to happen, Gary Howze said. S uggestions for a possible crossing further up State 71, at Woodward or Marvin Avenues, to facilitate getting to town were discounted due to increased speeds of trafc at those intersections. And you are still going to have golf carts on Reid Avenue, Commissioner Rex Buzzett said. Commissioner Bill Kennedy and resident Boyd Pickett argued that the goal should be access not to town, but St. Joseph Bay. A lot of people in our community would like to go to the water, thats the main goal, Pickett said. Commissioners approved 4-1 (Magidson dissenting) to perform the trafc study of Reid-71. DDISTRICT from page A1

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LocalThe Star| A9Thursday, May 23, 2013 construction and other components of the move. With the appropriation from the state, the city, Magidson said, was in position to move ahead swiftly with the relocation. The state money does not become available until the scal year begins in July. Now we really have for that project over $400,000, Magidson said. We are grateful to all those who helped us in the Legislature and all those who had a hand in convincing the governor of the value of saving this historic treasure. Magidson, echoing words used by Rep. Jimmy Patronis (R-Panama City Beach), said the lighthouse relocation could also become an economic boom for the area. Time is pressing. The city has roughly two months remaining in the six-month window provided by the federal government to move the structures from the site, which is owned by the U.S. Air Force. Magidson said the next step would be working with the project manager, Preble Rish Engineers, to establish a timeline for site preparation at George Core Park and soliciting bids for the actual move of the structures.PSJRA relocationThe subject of the moving of the PSJRA arose again when Commissioner Bo Patterson asked where the standoff with the Board of County Commissioners stood. At this point, Magidson made clear, there is not a solution, but I hope we can get it resolved soon. The PSJRA was asked to move by the BOCC to accommodate the growth in staff and workload by the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, which shares the Welcome Center with the PSJRA. The city, which leases the building to the county though the TDC paid for the move of the building to city land, has said it was open to the move, but wanted the county to consider a revision to an interlocal agreement concerning WindMark Beach. The revision would divide a re tax that now goes to the BOCC general fund among the three re departments that cover the WindMark Beach area. The BOCC has balked at the proposal, saying the move of the PSJRA should not be tied to the interlocal agreement and asserting that agreement is more complex than just the re tax. During last weeks BOCC meeting, Commissioner Warren Yeager told his fellow commissioners that of the 15 items in the interlocal agreement, 11 had been completed, one was a non-issue and the other items pertained to the re tax and city services to the county residents. The city has agreed to ensure that county residents pay the same rate for water and sewer as city residents. Magidson disputed that there was anything complex about the interlocal agreement and said the city had raised the issue of the re tax to the BOCC at least two years ago and the issue had not been resolved. Anybody who says the interlocal agreement and the (PSJRA) move are connected is blowing smoke, Magidson said. He said when the request for the PSJRA move came up, the city broached the re tax issue once again. They are not connected; this is not complex, Magidson said. He also argued that dividing the re tax money, something in the neighborhood of $28,000, among the local re departments might also help lower the re insurance rating for residents, something that does not happen when the money goes into the BOCC general fund. The PSJRA is currently paying double for rent, at the Welcome Center and to hold an ofce at the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Local Color building which has been offered to the agency at the same operational costs currently incurred at the Welcome Center.Boat parkingThe city will move ahead to spend just over $2,000 to remove ve trees near the restrooms at Frank Pate Park and add 10-12 new boat parking space for the boat ramp that is a weekend trafc jam. 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Page 10 Thursday, May 23, 2013 Monday-Saturday:7:00AM-7:00PMEST Sunday:7:00AM-5:00PMEST FishingHeadquarters: Saturday,May25th10amtil3pm. Attheboatbasinacrossfrom HarryAsonSt.GeorgeIsland 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,May1686 7030% Fri,May1788 66 0% Sat,May1881 6610% Sun,May1980 6810% Mon,May2080 6910% Tues,May2182 7010% Wed,May2282 71 0% Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A SPONSORED BY Inshore OffshoreOur 2013 red snapper fishery will kick back off again on June 1st, so get ready. This year we have a 21 day season in federal waters and a 44 day in state waters so make sure that you know the new changes to the laws. King fish have showed up on the car bodies sights out of Mexico beach in about 50-60ft of water. Slow trolled cigar minnows on dusters will find the fish fast! Around town and down the coast, inshore fishing is at its peak for the season right now. Great trout and red fish catches are being reported daily in St. Joe and Apalachicola Bays right now. Flounder and Spanish Mackerel are also on the move and showing back up in good numbers on Cape San Blas and Crooked Island. Watch for birds and follow the plentiful bait on the surface to get in on the action!Cat sh tournament this weekendFrom staff reportsBLOUNTSTOWN The Blountstown Rotary Club will host the 17th annual Big River Roundup Florida Flathead Cat sh Tournament Friday and Saturday. The tournament was not held in 2012, but after encouragement by the community to continue the event, the Rotary Club decided to relaunch the tourney this year. This years tourney will have some changes, such as no bank shing, and more cash prizes awarded. The 2013 Big River Roundup marks the 17th anniversary of the rst organized athead cat sh tournament in Florida. The Roundup tournament is unlike any other with erce competition between locals for bragging rights, cash prizes, and $50,000 at stake if the current State Record is broken during the event. Boat shing contestants vie for $1,000 for the largest athead, $500 for second largest, $400 for third largest, $300 for the fourth largest and largest nonathead cat sh will win $100. In addition, the most athead cat sh total poundage for the event will pocket $100. The tournament has graced the pages of Field & Stream, Florida Fish & Game, and GAFF magazines. As word of the tournament has spread, sherman from Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and even as far as Ohio have traveled regularly to take their chances at winning the event. The tournament entry fee for adults is $50 per person if pre-registering or $55 per person at the gate. Those 14-years-old and younger may enter in the youth category for $20 per person. People are encouraged to pre-register to be included in a special preregistration prize drawing. Participants also can register onsite from 9 a.m. until noon CT Friday and 6-10 a.m. CT Saturday at the Blountstown Landing (Neal Landing). There will be multiple boat launch sites available and approved by the Blountstown Rotary Club. See rules for more information. The tournament begins at 4 p.m. Friday and ends at noon Saturday. Awards presentation will be held at noon CT Saturday at the Blountstown landing. For more information on the tournament, a list of rules and an application, visit http://blountstownrotary.com. Or, call Tournament Director Phil McMillan at 850/643-7082 or Asst. Tournament Director Phillip Hill at 850/4471975. Mail applications to Blountstown Rotary Club, P.O. Box 161 Blountstown, FL 32424, or you can drop off at the Calhoun County Senior Center, Gulf State Chemical, Adams Funeral Home, or Centennial Bank in Blountstown. By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Visitors near the Port St. Joe boat ramp might have noticed a curious new addition. In the last week, a white wooden box full of life jackets of various sizes was erected and placed on-site. The Life Jacket Loaner Stand has no locks and no price tags. This is because the life jackets are free to use for boaters whose personal otation devices are missing or damaged. Boaters may borrow the life jackets at no cost and are asked to return them at the end of their trip for others to use. The 15 brand-new life jackets, available in children, youth and adult sizes, were provided by Sea Tow Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonpro t organization with a franchise in Port St. Joe. The Foundations goal is to reduce accidents, fatalities and property damage related to recreational boating. The life jackets were purchased through a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, as administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. Sea Tow went before the Port St. Joe city commission and received approval for the loaner stand. Jackets are distributed to local Sea Tow fran-Addition to boat ramp saving lives for freechises which make them available to boaters free of charge. Many of the life jackets are offered to boaters through the popular Life Jacket Loaner Stands. These stands are placed in locations where boaters will have easy access to the life jackets, such as marinas and boat ramps. Established in 1983 by Founder & CEO Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer, Sea Tow is a leader in on-water assistance. The foundation serves members in more than 100 locations throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. If a boat breaks down or runs out of gas, members can call Sea Tow for a quick assist on the water. Safety is a big deal for us, said Brandon Davis, an employee with the Port St. Joe branch of Sea Tow. Theres lots of dangerous stuff going on out there. Davis spends most of his days on the water and occasionally interfaces with the Coast Guard. Although many associate boating with harmless fun in the sun, Davis said that accidents do happen at sea and reports that most boating deaths are a result of not wearing a life jacket. For children, illtting life vests can be just as fatal. By offering free life jackets that boaters can borrow if they nd themselves short, Sea Tow is building public awareness to an ongoing problem. Florida law requires that each person on board a boat have a properlytting life vest readily accessible and children under six must wear a life jackets at all times. In federal waters, children up to 13 are required to wear a life vest. Our Sea Tow captains never leave the dock without wearing a personal otation device, but we see just how few other people wear them out on the water, said Captain Dennis Douglas of Sea Tow. By making it free and easy to borrow a PFD for the day, we think people will make sure they have enough properly tting life jackets before they go out. Since 2008, the Sea Tow Foundation has distributed nearly 15,000 life jackets to boaters across the country. In addition to use by recreational boaters, the Sea Tow Foundation life jackets have been utilized for towing and marine assistance operations, at boat shows, boat parades, shing tournaments and water cleanup events. If successful, the Port St. Joe Sea Tow branch hopes to set up a similar box in Mexico Beach. The loaner box will be locked at night but boaters in need can call Sea Tows 24-hour number at 227-4049. WES LOCHER | The StarThe Sea Tow foundation has supplied 15 life jackets that boaters in need can use free-of-charge.

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com ASectionPage 11 Thursday, May 23, 2013 ONCEAGAIN RESERVEYOURBUTTSAT WWW.SGCFIRE.COM BUTTSMAYBEAVAILABLEFOR DRIVE-BYPICKUP,BUTTOBESURETO GETONE,PLEASERESERVEONLINE! GAINCE ANO ServingCapeSans,SimmonsBayou, JonesHomestead,MoneyBayou andIndianPass"ToserveourcommunityandthosearounduswithFire&Rescueprotection"NEIGHBORSHELPINGNEIGHBORS otection" e & Rescue pr ound us with Fir o serve our community and those ar "T SOUTH GULF COUNTY SOUTH GULF COUNTY SOUTH GULF COUNTY SOUTH GULF COUNTY SOUTH GULF COUNTY SOUTH GULF COUNTY TMENT AR OLUNTEER FIRE DEP V TMENT AR OLUNTEER FIRE DEP V TMENT AR OLUNTEER FIRE DEP V TMENT AR OLUNTEER FIRE DEP V TMENT AR OLUNTEER FIRE DEP V TMENT AR OLUNTEER FIRE DEP V Star staff reportPort St. Joes Kayla Parker nished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles for the University of Kentucky last week at the Southeastern Conference Track and Field meet, qualifying for the NCAA East Prelims this weekend in North Carolina. Parker was fourth in a time of 13.19, a personal record which is just .03 off the school record. Parker entered the SEC meet already ranked second in the Kentucky womens history. She is one of 13 Kentucky women to qualify for the NCAA East Prelims. Parkers 13.19 is the 11th best collegiate time this year in the 100-meter hurdles. Parker had the collegiate indoor seasons best time in the 60-meter hurdles.PSJ Womens Softball LeaguePSJ Womens Softball League starts in June. Visit www.facebook.com/PSJwomenssoftball or call 850-340-1389 for more details.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com PORT ST. JOE Port St. Joe will bring some speed in 2013; Wewahitchka some size. That was the general verdict last Friday as the two county schools ended 16 days of spring football practice by dominating a Spring Jamboree with Franklin County. The Gators opened the night with by pounding the ball at Franklin County for 16 minutes to outscore the Seahawks 25-7. Port St. Joe followed by running through Franklin County during a 28-0 whitewash and the Tiger Sharks nished the night with a touchdown with just over a minute to play to edge Wewahitchka 7-0. I thought overall we played pretty well, Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon said. The effort was there. We got to play a lot of kids. That is what we wanted to see. Wewahitchka 25, Franklin County 7 Wewahitchka coach Dennis Kizziah said he doesnt worry about numbers during the spring game, but he is sure Rashard Ranie and the Gators running attack did all the damage against the Seahawks. I dont keep stats because this is like training camp, the stats dont really matter, Kizziah said. We played pretty good against Franklin County. We ran the ball and felt like we could do what we wanted on the ground. We might have thrown a pass or two, but we ran it at them. What Kizziah saw, however, was what he was hoping for, energy and excitement combined with a bit of success. We got a chance to play a lot of kids which is what we wanted to do, give a lot of the younger kids an opportunity, Kizziah said. We have a team that really likes playing together. They are not individuals, it is about the team. They have grown up together, know what each other thinks. They just are a good bunch. The domination of Franklin County provided motivation for summer workouts, Kizziah said. They are excited, Kizziah said. I wanted them to be excited when it was over. They are ready to get going this summer, get in the weight room and get stronger. Port St. Joe 28, Franklin County 0 The Tiger Sharks did what Port St. Joe teams do to be successful: run and run some more. Port St. Joe threw just one pass it fell incomplete during two quarters against the Seahawks, but the Tiger Sharks averaged more than 13 yards per rush with 14 attempts for 184 yards. The most damage was provided by Jak Riley who had 71 yards on a touchdown dash. Cole Cryderman scored on a 16-yard run and Aaron Paul closed the scoring on a 26 yard sprint. Those runs sandwiched around a 26-yard pass interception for touchdown by Jarkeice Davis, who spent much of spring nursing a leg injury. He was cleared to play and he was champing at the bit so we tried to get him in for some plays here and there, Gannon said. The Tiger Sharks were without Natrone Lee, who suffered a high ankle sprain in the nal days of practice. If this was the regular season, he probably could have gone, but there was no reason to risk it, Gannon said. But that was my big concern, running the ball without Natrone. I thought the offensive line did a good job of blocking and I was real pleased by the blocking of our wideouts. Justin Hites and Drew Lacour split place-kicking duties, each hitting two extra points. Port St. Joe 7, Wewahitchka 0 The county rivals battled on relatively even terms for 15 minutes before Marcel Duarte, a junior this fall out for football for the rst time, scored on a 10-yard run with 1:04 left. They are very big up front, bigger than most of the teams we will probably play, Gannon said. I thought we played pretty good. The Tiger Sharks upped their pass attempts by one, but both passes were incomplete. Port St. Joe again rushed for exactly 184 yards, this time on 29 carries, more than six yards per rush. Davis had 70 yards on ve carries while Duarte rushed seven times for 44 yards and Carter Thacker added 41 yards on seven carries. We spread the ball around and we did a good job of blocking, Gannon said. Kizziah said the game was much different than in recent years in that the Gators played on relatively even terms with the Tiger Sharks, save a few miscues. We just made a couple of mistakes, Kizziah said. We were also getting a little tired, I think. It was much different than it has been the past few years. I thought we played them real well. They have a lot of speed and broke off some runs and punched it in late, but I thought we were there. Our kids played really hard and that is what I wanted to see. Gannon said he realized the goal he set for the spring game. I think we found some kids who we can move around and play multiple spots, Gannon said. We were able to move them around and see how they would do and we have a better idea of our depth chart. And we had good effort. That was the main thing we wanted to see. Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka dominate Jamboree Sports BRIEFParker quali es for NCAA East PrelimsSPECIAL TO THE STAR

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Star staff reportGulf County schools rounded out the year with the annual Track and Field Day at the Wewahitchka football eld. Students from Port St. Joe Elementary made the trek to compete in the Friday events that included the softball throw, 100-meter dash, sack race and a tug-of-war that pit Port St. Joe against Wewahitchka. Events were open to grades three through six. Concessions were provided on-site, and the stands were full of supportive parents and family members to cheer on their student athletes.WES LOCHER | The StarA Port St. Joe versus Wewahitchka tug-of-war settled any existing rivalries. At left, the challenge of the sack race was simply staying on ones feet. Thursday, May 23, 2013Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is now a weekly feature in The Washington County News and The Holmes-County Times-Advertiser. 1) What was the rst independent kingdom created by the U.N.? Saudi Arabia, Syria, Ethiopia, Libya 2) Who markets a brand of soft drink called Bimbo? Royal Crown, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Maxwell House 3) What actor has a species of spider named after him? Burt Reynolds, Harrison Ford, Tobey Mcguire, Tom Hanks 4) About s of Hawaiis people live on which island? Maui, Hawaii, Oahu, Lanai 5) How old was martial artist Bruce Lee at time of death? 28, 32, 37, 41 6) With which Boston team did Babe Ruth hit his rst major league homerun? Braves, Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins 7) How many coffee beans did Beethoven count for each cup on preparing his brew? 25, 35, 50, 60 8) What number determines anti-knock gas quality? Octane, Viscosity, Shock, Fluidity 9) Which city is called the Port of Five Seas? Moscow, Shanghai, London, Rome 10) Of these which is not in Europe? Austria, Cyprus, Armenia, Iceland 11) At sea level there are about how many pounds of air pressure on each square foot of your body? 100, 500, 1,000, 2,000 12) In 1670 Boston who became the rst American coffee trader? Samuel Adams, Mary Polk, John Smith, Dorothy Jones 13) Jefferson and which other presidents rst name at birth was Thomas? Washington, Wilson, Taft, Clinton 14) Which is called the City of Magni cent Distances? Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, NYC, Paris ANSWERS 1) Libya. 2) Coca-Cola. 3) Harrison Ford. 4) Oahu. 5) 32. 6) Red Sox. 7) 60. 8) Octane. 9) Moscow. 10) Armenia. 11) 2000. 12) Dorothy Jones. 13) Wilson. 14) Washington, D.C. COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1Section Centennial TRIVIAPelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com Church offers book for every studentBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com First United Methodist Church was on a mission to get kids reading even if it took giving away books to every student. Thats exactly what church members did. Last Thursday, the United Methodist Women hosted their ninth annual Book Give-A-Way where every child at Port St. Joe Elementary School received a new book purchased by the womens group. What started as a small church activity with about 100 children bene ting has grown exponentially and books were given to 615 students including those leaving kindergarten and entering the rst grade. The most rewarding mission project our church does is right here in Gulf County, said Donna Thompson, who is also the reading specialist at the school. The books available covered a gamut of genres, from serious, to funny, to books about sea life and insects. Children scrambled to see what was available and carefully selected their summer reading. Thompson held the give-a-way to coincide with the last day of the Book Buddies program where once a week, residents Phyllis Altstaetter and Martha Sanborn visit the classroom and read one-on-one with students in order to help students improve their reading skills. The two have done so every week for 12 years. WES LOCHER | The StarStudents combed through the books looking for a good summer read.See BOOK B6Iowa resident bikes 7,000 miles, camps in PSJBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Some people celebrate their birthdays with cake and presents. Des Moines, Iowa resident Jack Day celebrated his 70th birthday by setting out on a 7,000-mile bicycle tour. Day began the two-wheeled solo journey from his doorstep on March 15. Over the next six months, his plan was to venture south to Key West, north to the tip of Maine and loop back to his original starting point. He utilized biking and travel websites to create an itinerary for himself, locating couches to sleep on or safe patches of grass on which to pitch his tent at each stop. After two months of pedaling, Jack hit a major milestone in his journey: on May 13, he reached Port St. Joe. Hes a real people person, said Debbie Van Vleet, owner of Happy Ours Kayak and Bike Outpost on Cape San Blas. Van Vleet played last-minute host to Day during his visit to Gulf County. En route from Panama City, Day was unable to nd a couch in town utilizing his normal network. He sent an email to Van Vleet and she was able to save the day, offering a patch of grass for his tent. The next morning Van Vleet had breakfast with Day and he entertained with stories of his trip so far as well as his future plans for the journey. Day likes to make new friends and often highlights his hosts on his website as a way of thanking them for their hospitality and spreading good will. I really wanted to support his efforts, Van Vleet said. I hope I can do that at 70. Her father is 91 years old and rides his bike 10 miles a day. She shared the story with Day who promised to DEBBIE VAN VLEET | Special to The StarIowa resident Jack Day celebrated his 70th birthday by biking 7,000 miles and passed through Port St. Joe. See BIKE B6 In this 1950s photograph the merchant ship Askeladden is anchored offshore and receiving cargo from truck trailers that were loaded onto a barge in Port St. Joe and tug assisted out to the Norwegian vessel. Why was it necessary for this ship to load its cargo offshore?

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The Port St. Joe Citywide Choir, a summer and afterschool music and academic program, received support through a $135,200 grant to the Church of God in Christ. The Port St. Joe Citywide Choir, directed by the Rev. David Woods of the Church of God in Christ, provides music training and tutoring and academic activities for youth ages 5-18. In addition to programming for the participants, the choir provides Sibling Watch Care, enabling youth who must care for younger siblings to participate. The program has capacity for 40 youth. The North Port St. Joe Youth Initiative received support through a $27,090 grant to Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church. The North Port St. Joe Youth Initiative, led by Minnie Likely, serves approximately 18 youth ages 6-13. The program provides an after-school academic and enrichment program that offers reading and math tutoring, homework assistance and life skills development. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund makes grants to more than 330 eligible organizations identied by Mrs. duPont in her will. The Fund has assets of more than $270 million a nd has awarded $329  million in grants since 1977.Wow! Alison Faith Gay is growing up so fast! From kindergarten to middle school, now you are on to high school! We are so proud of you and the beautiful young lady you have become. Love ya big, Shawn, Mama and BobbyFor some people, snails or escargot are a gourmet delight. But, a snails idea of a good dinner might be one of your prized ornamentals. Snails, and their slimy cousins, slugs, are a common problem in the Florida landscape, but they can be controlled without too much trouble. Snails and slugs are members of the animal group known as Mollusca. This family includes such creatures as mussels, clams, whelks, squids and octopi. My information was provided by Extension Emeritus Specialists Dr. Robert J. Black, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. As we all know, the snails soft body is protected by a spiral shell. The kind of garden snails you might nd around your home varies considerably in shape size and color. Some are round, some elongated. Some are tiny, while others reach lengths of up to one or two inches. Colors range from off-white to brown or black. Some shells are striped or mottled with contrasting colors. Slugs, unlike snails, do not have shells. They are usually mottled in shades of gray, but may be whitish-yellow, brown or black. Slugs vary from one-half inch to four inches in length. Snails and slugs can cause various problems around the home. They like to feed on seedling, owers, vegetables and shrubs. In greenhouses, they attack young seedlings and the more succulent parts of matures plants. They also annoy homeowners by their presence around foundations, or walks, and in window wells. These pests are often found on molds, decaying organic matter, and on the foliage of plants. They require large amounts of moisture to survive, and they prefer darkness. In fact, slugs and snails are nocturnal, coming out of their hiding places in the evening to feed. They chew ragged holes in the leaves of plants and return to their hiding places in the early morning. Favorite hiding place for these pests are under old, decaying boards and logs, in rock piles, and beneath damp refuse. Slugs leave a silver-colored, slimy trail whenever they travel. Trails can be spotted on foundations, walls and walks. Elimination of slugs and snails begins with the destruction of their hiding places. Remove rotted boards and debris from the premises. Keep the area around ower beds clear of trash. In greenhouses, check under rotted boards, ower pots and debris beneath benches. Measurol is the recommended chemical for controlling slugs and snails. Most garden centers sell a snail and slug bait which contains the substance. This bait should be placed on the soil surface in the vicinity of the plants, and the treated area can be covered with several sheets of newspaper soaked with water. Apply the bait in the afternoon, or at night. If possible, do not use the bait just before a rain, because its effectiveness will be reduced. Because snails and slugs my feed intermittently rather than every day, the bait should be distributed at sevento 10-day intervals until control is achieved. A home remedy to control these pests involves lling shallow saucers with beer and placing it on the soil in an area where theyre known to feed. The beer will attract the pests into the saucers, and they will drown in the liquid. For more information on controlling snails and slugs contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit http://gulf.ifas.u.edu or www.http://edis.ifas.u.edu. ROY lLEE CArR TErRCounty extension directorSnails, slugs dine on area landscaping

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The Star| B3Thursday, May 23, 2013 OPENMEMORIALDAY w/couponNoAppointmentNecessary Walk-insWelcome HaveaHappy&SafeMemorialWeekend! Mention AdandGet $2.00OFF Haircut. Special to The StarThis year, Mrs. Lisa Stripling, Mrs. Joy Asbrook and Mrs. Renee Combs classes were fortunate to receive a Science grant from the Gulf County Education Foundation. This grant allowed science kits and other common core-related materials to be purchased for their classes. The rst grade and Bridges students were able to work together in teams to complete experiments that included Buttery Pavilion, Discovering the contents of Geodes, Force and Motion and other activities. It was a great opportunity for the classes to get some hands on experience with science. The students loved working together to achieve their goals. The experiments were very helpful in concreting the science concepts and will be remembered by all as a fantastic learning opportunity. Pictured above are some of the students as they rotate through many Force and Motion centers. We were able to service 43 students with more hands on activities. SPECIAL TO TT HE STARPort St. Joe Elementary School recently honored the many volunteers who give hours of their time helping students, teachers and staff each week. They were treated with an after-school social in the Media Center where they enjoyed delicious food and received a thank-you gift in appreciation for their contributions. Volunteers dont get paid, not because theyre worthless, but because theyre priceless. Star Staff ReportShayla Nickson, a graduate of Port St. Joe High School, graduated May 4 from Florida A&M University with a bachelors degree in health care management. Shayla is the daughter of Donald and Jacqueline Nickson of Port St. Joe.Pre-K: Brody Lemiuex; kindergarten: Kate Fidler; rst grade: Zoey Burkett; second: Alex Harper; third grade: Porter Hodges; fourth: Kassidy Rafeld; fth: Brandon Barnes and Madison Jasinski; and sixth grade: Aaron Godwin.SPECIAL TO TT HE STARSpecial to The StarPort St. Joe Elementary has participated in the College For Every Student Program at the national level for over 10 years. On May 15, College For Every Student (CFES) scholars and their parents were honored with the yearly Family Luncheon. The students were enlightened with a video presentation produced by CFES scholars. They had interviewed teachers as to where they went to college, why they chose the teaching profession and words of wisdom teachers would like to share with the scholars as they transitioned to Port St. Joe High School. The highlight of the luncheon was special guest speaker Cadet Javarri Beachum, a former Port St. Joe Elementary CFES Scholar and current CFES Scholar at Port St. Joe High School, excelling in academics and NJROTC. Javarri credited his involvement in the CFES scholar program as a major factor in his getting his eyes on college. The programs goal is to help challenge students to set goals, and Javarri encouraged the scholars to work hard, expand their worlds and follow their dreams. Additionally, Javarri challenged them to let no one tell them they couldnt reach their dream. If you want it, you can have it, Beachum said. You can have anything you want, just go for it and expand your vision. Javarri recently received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School. School News CFES holds family luncheon DAZZLING DOLPHINsS SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR THANK YOU VOLUNTEERsS!Nickson graduates from FAMU Students make science discoveries at WESSPECIAL TO TT HE STAR

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FAITHPage B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Thursday, May 23, 2013 Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME507 10th Street Port St. Joe(850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIMKNOWNST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.orgCome worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC(Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4th Thursday of Every MonthThe Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library DriveAn Unchanging Faith In A Changing World Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M.The Rev. Lou Little, PriestServices Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World COMFORTER FUNERAL HOMEW. P. Rocky ComforterL.F.D.(850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 (850)229-9596 SundaySchool............................10a.m. SundayMorningWorship...........11a.m. SundayEveningWorship..............6p.m. WednesdayEveningService.......7p.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 CumbaaMonuments,Inc. Serving NWFlorida Since1963JAMES(JR)GROVERPh:850-674-8449 Cell:850-899-0979 jrgrov@msn.com Blountstown,FL32424 CompareOurPrices-FindtheOnetoFitYourBudget 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 www.fbcpsj.org www.fbcpsj.org 1602Hwy98,MexicoBeach,FL(850)648.1151www.livingwateratthebeach.comWEEKLYSCHEDULESUNDAY -8:00AM-WorshipatSunsetPark (onthesand) 9:30AM-BibleStudyat1602Highway98 MONDAY -7:00PM-LifetreeCaf. JointheConversation TUESDAY -5:00PM-WomensBibleStudy 6:30PM-BibleStudyTocontactworshipleader:(850)648.1151orlwcpastor@fairpoint.net Orbie Benjamin Franklin Jr. OB was born December, to the late Orbie Sr and Eliza Franklin in Homerville, Ga.. OB was proceeded in death by his father and mother OB Sr. and Eliza Franklin, one daughter Octavia Franklin and three brothers. He later moved to Port St. Joe, Florida and was employed at St. Joe Paper Company for many years. He continued his education at Haney Vocational Technical School where he received a certi cation in Auto Mechanic. Mr. Franklin life was concluded on May 6, at his residence. OB memories will live forever. He leaves precious memories to three daughters: Cynthia Bell (Homerville, Ga.) Audrey Williams (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Shatavia Franklin (Port St. Joe, Fla.); two sons, Lamar Franklin (Ga.) and Dan Scott(Ala.); eight sisters and brothers: (Agnes V. Williams/Homerville, Ga.), Suzie F. Ford (TaIlahassee, Fla.),Terry Franklin (Connie ), Homerville, Ga., Leathea Williams (Elisa), Douglas, Ga., Jean Edmond (Keight), Homerville, Ga., Tony Franklin,(Valarie), Milwaukee, Wis., Larry Franklin and Michael Franklin both of Columbus, Ga.; 12 grandkids and a very special loving friend (Verline Franklin) and a host of sorrowing and caring nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A precious one from us has gone A voice we loved is still. A place is vacant in our family Which never can be lled. A place is vacant in our family All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.Orbie Benjamin Franklin Jr.Miriam Blackburn Grace passed away peacefully on May 16, 2013, at her home. She was born July 26, 1924, to the late James O. Blackburn and Mary Sites Blackburn of Chipley, Fla.. She is survived by her husband of 43 years Dr. Wesley L Grace of Port St. Joe, Fla.; one son, Charles R. Grant (Jean) of Richmond Hill, Ga.; four daughters, Margaret G. Gilmore (Dow) of Chipley, Fla., Carol G. Dixon (Tommy) of Port St Joe, Fla., Joni Gilbert (Reggie) of Panama City, Fla., and Linda Grace of Port St. Joe, Fla. She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Covenant Hospice, Diana Williams, and Tina Surprenant for their endless hours of constant care. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. ET Monday, May 20, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe. Burial services were held at Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley, Fla., at 3 p.m. EST. In lieu of owers, you may make contributions to the First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir in Port St. Joe, Fla. Local services were provided by Comforter Funeral Home.Miriam Blackburn Grace ObituariesSpecial to The StarThe majesty and mystery of nature will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, May 27. The program celebrates nature and considers how human interaction is impacting the environment. The program includes a screening of the award-winning short lm Saving Valentina, depicting the actual attempted rescue of a whale that was ensnared in a shing net. 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.Have you shared your faith?A faith worth having is a faith worth sharing. Is your faith in Jesus, are you really caring? You need to share daily, while folks are near. After theyve gone to their reward, your loudest voice theyll never hear. Dont put off until tomorrow what you should say today. If they dont listen, youll have shared it anyway. Sharing your faith is what its all about. When you lead someone to Jesus it makes you want to shout. When youve helped lead a sinner home, show them love and a caring touch. For who are we to withhold love when Gods forgiven us so much? Billy Johnson Majesty and mystery of nature celebrated at Lifetree Caf Thompson familyThe family of Bobby Thompson would like to say thank you to the community of Port St. Joe, Fairpoint Communications Company, the members of Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church and the class of 1977 for all your love and support during the passing of our beloved brother, Bobby. Our family cannot thank you enough. With love,The Thompson family Card of THANKS BOBBY THOMPSON THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK@PSJ_StarFOLLOW US ON TWITTER star .com ONLINE!

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The Star| B5Thursday, May 23, 2013 Faith BoatRentals FishingCharters SnorkelingTrips Sunsets Docksideistheperfect placetoenjoylunch dinnerorarefreshing drinkwithfriendsand family.Abrandnew menuandoutstanding serviceawaitsyou. 850-229-5200www.DocksideSeafoodRawbar.comSun-Thurs11a.m.-9p.m.ESTFri-Sat11a.m.-10p.m.EST Easyaccessbylandorsea.850-227-1099www.SeahorseWaterSafaris.comSun-Sat8a.m.-6p.m.LocatedinthePortSt.JoeMarniaGiftShop www.psjmarina.com $10OFFanypurchaseof $50ormore*Thiscouponforgift shoppurchases. ExpiresMay31st,2013 MemorialDaySale intheGiftShop NATIONALMARINADAY &NAUTICALFLEAMARKET JUNE8TH| 9-1PMEST HOPEFAMILYWORSHIPCTR.PORTST.JOE,FL 2001GARRISONAVE.SAT.JUNE1,2013 TIME:6:00P.M.GLENNDAVISPH850-229-6622 Special to The StarA summer kids event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at Long Avenue Baptist Church from Sunday, June 9 through Thursday, June 13.   At Kingdom Rock, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos theyll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with Fanfare Finalea celebration that gets everyone involved in living what theyve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 8 p.m. Kids at Kingdom Rock will join an international missions effort to share Gods love with children in India. Kingdom Rock is for kids 4 years old through 6th grade (completed) and will run from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. ET each day. For online preregistration visit the website: https:// www.groupvbspro. com/vbs/ez/labc For more information, call the church ofce at 229-8691.Special to The StarKevin Spencer will perform at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 1 at Hope Family Worship Center, located 2001 Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe. Spencer is a southern gospel singer who started singing with his family, The Spencers,when he was three years old. After starting his own group in 1992, Kevin Spencer and Friends, he now is enjoyed by his fans as a soloist. Kevin has witnessed many lives changed through gospel music. He owns and operates the Some Dawning Music Company International, Inc., which includes recording, songwriting, promoting and producing southern gospel music. Kevin Spencer has recorded several hit songs including, The Blood is Still There, If the Rapture was Yesterday, So Much to Thank Him For, Flow Through Me Holy Spirit, and God Bless America Again.Spencer to perform at Hope Family Worship Center in Port St. Joe Long Avenue Baptist invites children to Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, May 23, 2013 Trades&Services GETYOURADIN CALLTODAY! 227-7847 229-1324 PROFESSIONALFLOORCARE,INC.ResidentialandCommercialCarpetandUpholsteryCleaningServingtheentireGulfCoastarea CeramicTileandGroutCleaning RVs-Cars-Trucks-Vans 24HourEmergencyWaterExtraction FromAtoZ850-340-0756 GregsHandymanService &LawnMaintenance CheckoutmyworkonFacebook! StumpGrinder StumpGrinder 4514617 JOESLAWNCARE IFITSINYOURYARDLETJOETAKECAREOFITFULLLAWNSERVICES,TREETRIMMINGANDREMOVALALSOCLEANGUTTERSANDIRRIGATIONINSTILLATION,PLANTINGANDBEDDINGAVAILABLECALLJOE8503230741OREMAILJOES_LAWNYAHOO.COM HeyGolfers,ComeJoinUs!OpentothePublicDiscountforActiveMilitaryDiscountsandBenetsforClubMembersJoinBeforeJuly1st,2013andwe'llwaive the $400initiationfeeTheCourseisinGreatShape! TeeTimesoptionalGroupsavailabletojoin!St.JosephBayGolfClub PortSt.Joe,FL32456 (850)227-1751www.stjoebaygolf.com SALONLUX850-227-4582 220REIDAVENUE PORTSAINTJOE,FLORIDA32456www.facebook.com/salonluxpsjHAIRSERVICES MAKE-UP The ship was being loaded with dynamite, loading offshore was one of a number of safety precautions. Trivia ANSWERIt gives us more than it gives them, said Sanborn, who taught home economics and English at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School for 35 years. She said she has enjoyed the results of her efforts as students become better and avid readers and has watched many succeed in life. The kids think weve read every book ever written, Sanborn said. The FUMC congregation memorialized Rena Huie, the former secretary of the elementary school from 1961-1971 with a piece of scripture printed on the back of each book. When Huie passed away, her family requested that the church donate to local missions and this project was selected to receive funds donated in her memory. Renas daughter-in-law, Linda Huie was on-hand to oversee the festivities and represent the family. It was wonderful, Huie said. Rena would be so pleased. BIKE from page B1take a bike ride alongside her father once he reached the town of Jupiter. After the coffee was gone and the conversation had ended, Day loaded up his bike and hit the road. His next stop was Fort Myers and then hed be headed for Key West to mark the halfway point of his journey before he would turn around and work his way up the east coast as he headed for Maine. At his age, Day is regularly reminded that people have low expectations for him but hes always happy to share his story as an inspiration to others. Id rather keel over having fun,  as opposed to slowly disintegrating in a  rocker on the porch, Day said.Special to The StarThe staff of North Florida Child Development has been picked to participate in this years National Center on Health UCLA Healthcare Training Institute. With nine regional centers and serving more than 360 area families, North Florida Child Development is one of only 50 Early Head Start and Head Start programs nationwide, and the only one in Florida, selected to receive the training. The mission of UCLA Healthcare Training Institute is to educate parents in America to make better healthcare decisions for their children. North Florida Child Development applied for the training, which is 100 percent grant funded, and plans to conduct the parent training sessions in September of this year. More than 100 area families will participate in the initial two-day workshop receiving textbook and other valuable health care tools such as digital thermometers, free of charge. This training is designed to provide healthcare knowledge and enable parents to make better healthcare decisions for their children, said Sharon Gaskin, executive director of NFCD. The program is based on the What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick guidebook assembled by the UCLA group. In addition to the easy-to-read book, training sessions for parents will also include hands-on education on how to correctly measure medication and the correct hand-washing technique, among other things. Flipping through the book, Gaskin said each chapter has the same four sections: What is it, what do I see, what can I do at home and when to call the doctor. Its natural for parents to be worried when their child gets sick but it (the book) really takes the panic out, Gaskin said. A UCLA study showed that from 2002 to 2006 the program reduced participants emergency room visits by 58 percent, doctors visits by 42 percent and missed school days by 29 percent. During the past decade, UCLA health experts have helped Head Start coordinators train more than 45,000 families in 39 states to use basic tools including reference books, digital thermometers and liquid medical dispensers to treat their children and avoid unnecessary visits to doctors ofces and emergency rooms. For more information, call Sebrina McGill, NFCD, at 639-5080. NFCD Inc. to participate in UCLA Healthcare Institute BOOK from page B1Wes ES LOCHer ER | The StarDonna Thompson, Linda Huie, Phyllis Altstaetter, Nancy Howze, Martha Sanborn, Katie Dykes, Dr. Geoffrey Lentz, Mary Lou Cumbie were on hand to help children nd the best book for their interests.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, May 23, 2013 The Star |B7 91158S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA -000292 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DEBORAH H. WILLIAMS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court on May 14th, 2013 in Case No.: 23-2011-CA-000292 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Bank of America, N.A. is the Plaintiff and Deborah H. Williams, et al. are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil g. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 at 11:00 a.m., on the 13th of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: LOT 16, BLOCK 3, PINEY WOODS BEACH, ACCORDING TO PLAT RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 46. Property Address: Lot 16 Block 3 Pinneywoods, Cape San Blas, Florida 32456. The foreclosure sale can only be canceled by court order. 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. Witness my hand and seal of this Court on May 16th, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk May 23, 30, 2013 91100S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AMERICAS MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., INTENDS TO DISPOSE OF OR OFFER FOR SALE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW TO ENFORCE A LIEN IMPOSED ON SAID PROPERTY UNDER THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT STATUTES SECTION 83.801-83.89. AMERICAS MINI STORAGE AND OFFICE, INC., WILL DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY NO LATER THAN THE DATE OF FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013. PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 141 COMMERCE DRIVE, PORT ST. JOE, FL. GULF COUNTY. SALE DATE: June 7, 2013 Latonya Bailey 317 Avenue B Port St Joe, FL 32456 Unit B-17 10x15 Containing household and misc items. Calvin Pryor 300 Avenue C Port St Joe, FL 32456 Unit C-23 10x20 Containing household and commercial items. Bid on Unit -HIGHEST BID TAKES ALL. Sale Time Starts @ 9:30 am to register. May 23, 30, 2013 91162S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No.: 2009-CA000543 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. JULIE MILLER F/K/A JULIE BARLOW; STEVEN MILLER; ANDY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELCTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed April 24, 2013 in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000543 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Front Lobby, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 13th day of June, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 7 of Block 6, Corrective Replat of Riverside Park Unit No. 1 as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 38, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of May, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 225 E. ROBINSON ST. SUITE 660 ORLANDO, FL 32801 (407)674-1850 May 23, 30, 2013 93555S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 13-29 CA Division: PRI PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. GULF SUPPLY COMPANY OF PORT ST. JOE, INC., a Florida corporation, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: All persons claiming by, through, under, or against Defendant, Gulf Supply Company of Port St. Joe, Inc. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage lien on real property and a security interest lien on personal property located in Gulf County, Florida described as follows: Real Property Lot 3, of Port St. Joe, Commerce Park Phase II, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, at Page(s) 54 and 55 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. P ersonal Property Together with all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property. All replacements and additions. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Thomas S. Gibson, of Rish, Gibson & Scholz, P.A., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P. O. Box 39, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32457, on or before June 10, 2013, 2013 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this the 6th day of May, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Court By: /s/ BA Baxter Deputy Clerk May 16, 23, 2013 93595S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, will on June 6, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statues, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real property situated in Gulf County, Florida: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO EXHIBIT A Real Property TRACT 4: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN GOVERNMENT LOT 1 OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6; THENCE NORTH 00 EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 6 FOR 1842.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD 30-E; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 EAST, ALONG SAID WEST LINE FOR 335.43 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 EAST, ALONG SAID WEST LINE FOR 149.69 FEET; THENCE NORTH 38 EAST, FOR 513.0 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE WATERS EDGE OF ST. JOSEPH BAY; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID WATERS EDGE FOR 100.00 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT WHICH BEARS NORTH 38 EAST FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 38 WEST, FOR 595.4 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND TRACT 5: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN GOVERNMENT LOT 1 OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6; THENCE NORTH 00 EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 6 FOR 1842.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD 30E; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 EAST, ALONG SAID WEST LINE FOR 185.74 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 EAST, ALONG SAID WEST LINE FOR 149.69 FEET; THENCE NORTH 38 EAST, FOR 595.4 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE WATERS EDGE OF ST. JOSEPH BAY; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID WATERS EDGE FOR 100.02 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT WHICH BEARS NORTH 38 EAST FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 38 WEST, FOR 676.7 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND TRACT 6: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN GOVERNMENT LOT 1 OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6; THENCE NORTH 00 EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 6 FOR 1842.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD 30-E; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 EAST, ALONG SAID WEST LINE FOR 33.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 EAST, ALONG SAID WEST LINE FOR 152.47 FEET; THENCE NORTH 38 EAST, FOR 676.7 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE WATERS EDGE OF ST. JOSEPH BAY; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID WATERS EDGE FOR 100.00 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT WHICH BEARS NORTH 38 EAST FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 38 WEST, FOR 760.3 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCELS (A, B AND C): PARCEL A: A parcel or tract of land lying and being in Fractional Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of said Fractional Section 6 and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary line of said Section 6, for a distance of 1842.81 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line of State Road No. 30-E; thence leaving said Easterly right of way line, continue North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along said West boundary line, for a distance of 31.65 feet; thence leaving said West line run North 38 degrees 01 minutes 28 seconds East, for a distance of 339.53 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, said Point of Beginning also being on a curve concave to the Northeast; thence Northwesterly along said curve with a radius of 197.14 feet, through a central angle of 27 degrees 12 minutes 35 seconds, for an arc distance of 93.62 feet (chord of said arc being North 09 degrees 30 minutes 27 seconds West, 92.74 feet); thence North 38 degrees 01 minutes 05 seconds East, for a distance of 395.39 feet to a point on the mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay, located at elevation 0.89 feet NAVD 1988; thence Southeasterly along said mean high water line as follows: South 27 degrees 58 minutes 37 seconds East, for a distance of 33.91 feet; thence South 51 degrees 56 minutes 16 seconds East, for a distance of 37.48 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line run South 38 degrees 01 minutes 28 seconds West, for a distance of 444.19 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Together with a Private Road Easement as recorded in Official Records Book 134, Pages 625 through 627, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. PARCEL B: A parcel or tract of land lying and being in Fractional Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence of the Southwest corner of said Fractional Section 6 and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East along the West boundary line of said Section 6 for a distance of 1842.81 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line of State Road No. 30-E; thence leaving said Easterly right of way line, continue North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along said West boundary line, for a distance of 142.83 feet; thence leaving said West line run North 38 degrees 01 minutes 05 seconds East, for a distance of 314.48 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, said Point of Beginning also being on a curve concave to the Southwest; thence Northwesterly along said curve with a radius of 120.00 feet, through a central angle of 32 degrees 52 minutes 15 seconds, for an arc distance of 68.84 feet (chord of said arc being North 12 degrees 20 minutes 17 seconds West, 67.90 feet); thence North 28 degrees 46 minutes 25 seconds West, for a distance of 17.61 feet; thence North 38 degrees 01 minutes 05 seconds East, for a distance of 369.17 feet to a point on the mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay, located at elevation 0.89 feet NAVD 1988; thence Southeasterly along said mean high water line as follows: South 45 degrees 33 minutes 54 seconds East, for a distance of 19.47 feet; thence South 27 degrees 58 minutes 37 seconds East, for a distance of 53.78 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line run South 38 degrees 01 minutes 05 seconds West, for a distance of 395.39 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Together with a Private Road Easement as recorded in Official Records Book 134, Pages 625 through 627, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. PARCEL C: A parcel or tract of land lying and being in Fractional Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of said Fractional Section 6 and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary line of said Section 6, for a distance of 1842.81 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way line of State Road No. 30-E; thence leaving said Easterly right of way line, continue North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along said West boundary line, for a distance of 254.19 feet; thence leaving said West line, proceed North 38 degrees 01 minutes 05 seconds East, for a distance of 276.93 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 38 degrees 01 minutes 05 seconds East, for a distance of 369.17 feet to a point on the mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay, located at elevation 0.89 feet NAVD 1988; thence Northwesterly along said mean high water line as follows: thence North 45 degrees 33 minutes 54 seconds West, for a distance of 16.68 feet; thence North 31 degrees 50 minutes 28 seconds West, for a distance of 48.72 feet; thence North 13 degrees 58 minutes 21 seconds West, for a distance of 34.51 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line, proceed South 38 degrees 09 minutes 06 seconds West, for a distance of 237.47 feet; thence South 21 degrees 18 minutes 58 seconds East, for a distance of 30.68 feet; thence South 38 degrees 09 minutes 06 seconds West, for a distance of 128.52 feet; thence South 28 degrees 46 minutes 25 seconds East, for a distance of 60.69 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Subject to a Private Road Easement as recorded in Official Records Book 134, Pages 625 through 627, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. P ersonal Property Together with all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, crops, timber, all diversion payments or third party payments made to crop producers, and all existing and future improvements, structures, fixtures, and replacements that may now, or at any time in the future be part of the Real Property. Any and all water wells, water, ditches, reservoirs, reservoir sites and dams located on the real estate and all riparian and water rights associated with the Real Property, however established. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure upon Default entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM J. RISH, JR.; HEATHER ILENE THOMPSON JONES; BANKTRUST; PROSPERITY BANK, Defendant.

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B8| The Star Thursday, May 23, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS Apalachicola Bay Charter School THE APALACHICOLA BAY CHARTER SCHOOL IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS FOR 201314 SCHOOL YEAR: Certied Elementary Education Teachers Physical Education Teacher Preschool Teacher ABC School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resumes to: Chimene Johnson, ABC School, 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 4514779 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 Provisions is Now Hiring EXPERIENCED wait staff and kitchen personnel 222 Reid Avenue 4514621 RENTALS 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE,FLORIDA 32322Contact Randi Dempsey (850) 697-5300 www.seacrestre.com www.rsttness.com/carrabelle PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS SEACREST REAL ESTATE, INC. IS NOW2 BR/1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT .............................. $550 3 BR / 2 BAMOBILEHOME .......... $700 1 BR/1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT, INCLUDESUTILITIES .................. $650 2 BR/2 BA UNFURNISHED HOME WITHPOOL ............................... $850OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT 1 500 SQ. FT 2 LOTS, HIGHWAY98 FRONTAGE ......... $650 6516677$0 DOWN FORLANDOWNERS(850)682-3344 NEED A HOME? ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com Email: thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW and the docket number of which is 2012-CA-000240 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 with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. In accordance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Megan F. Fry, Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry Bond & Stackhouse, P.O. Box 13010, Pensacola, FL 32591-3010 (850) 434-9200, not later than seven days prior to the proceeding to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 7th day of May, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT GULF COUNTY, FL By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk May 16, 23, 2013 93693S PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO Resolution 13-07, THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF GULF COUNTY will be disposing of the following real property located in Highland View, Gulf County Florida by sealed bids: Commencing at the NE Corner of Lot 22, Government Original Section 26, Twp. 7 S, Rng. 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, also said point located by a St. Joe Paper Company monument; thence run due North 98.87 Feet to a stake; thence due West 44.79 feet to a stake for the point of beginning. From the point of beginning, run due West 445.192 feet to a concrete marker; thence run South 8 degrees 37 minutes East 510.28 feet to a stake; thence South 18 degrees 10 minutes West 154.3 feet to a stake, and to the Northeast corner of a lot sold to L. Wood by deed dated August 7, 1951, recorded in Deed Book 21, Page 569 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; thence run South 45 degrees 40 minutes West 120.00 feet to the East boundary line of State Road No. 30, also known as U.S. Highway 98, thence South 44 Degrees 20 minutes East 99.88 feet to the North boundary line of Seventh Street, Bayview Heights Subdivision of Gulf County, Florida; thence along the Northern boundary line of said Seventh Street, North 89 degrees 55 minutes East 552.8 feet; thence due North 206.7 feet; thence North 11 degrees 19 minutes West 610.73 feet to the point of beginning, containing 8.17 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT the following three parcels: (1) a 150 by 150 foot tract recorded in Deed Book 22, page 461; (2) A tract of land deeded to J.A. McCaskell in Deed Book 20, Page 222; and (3) a tract of land deeded to Gulf County, by outfall ditch easement in Deed Book 21, Page 7. Said parcel to be conveyed being the same parcel described in Deed Book 23, Page 63-64 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Beginning at a point fifty (50) feet North of the Northwest corner of Lot Nine (9) in Block G, Bayview Heights addition to Highland View, Florida and run thence North 135 feet, thence West 150 feet, thence South 135 feet, thence East 150 to the point of beginning. The above land being located in the SW corner of the North Half of Government Lot 11 and Southeast corner of the North Half of Government Lot 12, Section 26, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. Said parcel being the same as conveyed in Deed Book 23, Page 123 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. From the NE corner of original lot 12, Section 26, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, run North 11 degrees nineteen minutes West for a distance of 99.95 feet to a point; thence turn West along the North property line of the Highland View Grammar School for a distance of 475.29 feet to a concrete P.R.M.; thence turn South 8 degrees 37 minutes East for a distance of 510.28 feet to an iron pipe; thence turn right and extend a line South 18 degrees 10 minutes West for a distance of 154.3 feet to an iron pipe; thence turn right and extend a line South 45 degrees 20 minutes West for a distance of 120 feet to an iron pipe that is 33 feet East of the centerline of the Right of Way of U.S. Highway 98, for a point of beginning. Said parcel being the same as conveyed in Deed Book 26, Page 421 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. From the above point of beginning run a line North 45 degrees 20 minutes East for a distance of 120 feet to a point; then turn left and extend a line North 18 degrees 10 minutes East for a distance of 154.3 feet to a point; then turn left and extend a line North 8 degrees 37 minutes West a distance of 100.62 feet to a point; thence turn left and run a line South 45 degrees 20 minutes West for a distance of 337.56 feet, said line being parallel to the Southeast boundary line of this tract, to a point that is 33 feet East of the centerline of the Right of Way of U.S. Highway 98, then turn left and extend a line Southeast along the East Right of Way line of U.S. Highway 98 for a distance of 150 feet more or less to the point of beginning. Said parcel being the same as that conveyed in Deed Book 26, Page 421 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. The deadline for submission of sealed bids shall be 5:00 pm EST, June 5th 2013. Only bids meeting or exceeding the fair market value shall be considered by the board. The board reserves the right to accept the highest and best bid and to reject bids that do not meet the appraised value. Interested parties can contacy Duane McFarland at dmcfarland@ gulf.k12.fl.us 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850)-229-8256 to receive additional information. May 23, 30, 2013 93689S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-26-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF GRACE ADAMS Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of GRACE ADAMS, deceased, whose date of death was April 2, 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 May 23, 2013. Personal Representative: Bob Pelc 125 Bridgeport Ln. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com May 23, 30, 2013 93697S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000118 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 24, 2013 and entered in Case No. 23-2012-CA000118 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STEPHEN HELMS A/K/A STEPHEN BENNETT HELMS; BRANDI N. JONES A/K/A BRANDI HELMS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 13th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK B: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 36, THENCE GO SOUTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 20.22 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF BRIAN SETTERICH ROAD (HAVING A 70 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE GO SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF A DISTANCE OF 446.35 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE, GO NORTH 01 DEGREE 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET: THENCE GO NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 177.00 FEET: THENCE GO SOUTH 01 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A LOT 2, BLOCK B, CRESTWOOD ACRES, UNRECORDED A/K/A 221 BRYAN SETTERICH, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 324653103 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on May 16, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F12002310 May 23,30, 2013 Adopt :Active, Energetic, Pro Couple Yearns for 1st Baby Joyce 00-552-0045FLBar42311 Expenses Paid Dryer: Amana Clothes Dryer, A-1 condition. Bargain at $145. Call (850) 763-6935 Mexico Beach 113 N 38th St, Saturday, May 25th, 7 am to 2 pmYard Sale Mexico Beach, 212 CR 386, 1 block off 98, Friday-Monday, May 24 -27, 8:00 a.m. CST-?;Huge Garage SaleTreadmill, fishing poles, twin bed, xmas tree & decorations, jewelry, tools galore, screen house, yard stuff, chairs & umbrella, sagos & plants, Pella storm door and much, much more! Mexico Beach: 207 Carolina Dr. Sat, May 25th 8:00am-2:00 pmMulti-Family Yard SaleDishes and other household items, electronics, misc. Rain or Shine!! Text FL52946 to 56654 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 Administrative/ClericalAdmin Asst.The Housing Authority of Apalachicola is seeking a part time Admin Asst. Candidates should possess High School diploma or GED, minimum of 5 years office experience, excellent interpersonal skills and computer skills, attn to detail & have the ability to multi-task. Responsibilities include handling incoming calls, scheduling appts, data entry, and special projects as assigned. Selected employee will be needed 24 hours per week and be able to work 6 hours per day Mon through Thurs from 9am-4pm. Email, drop off or mail resume to: 141 15th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Email: apalha@fairpoint.net. Web ID:34252798 Food Svs/HospitalityBartender / Therapist NeededThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Food Svs/HospitalityEvening Cook NeededThe Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for an evening cook. The ideal candidate will have restaurant experience, but we are willing to train the right person. Applicants must have the ability to function in a fast paced environment while remaining professional and friendly. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Install/Maint/RepairLine Technician TraineeGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for two positions of Line Tech Trainee at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Friday, May 24, 2013. For more information visit our website at www .gcec.com. 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Asking $16,500 NADA suggestedretail is $16,000 850-723-4642 220 HP Mercury Black Max Offshore, 1995 boat motor. Fully reconditioned with controls and 2 stainless steel props. $3700 850-229-1065 Text FL52627 to 56654 Look No Further Than The Classifieds What you want is right before your eyes in the Classified Section of your daily and Sunday newspaper.For Fast Results, Call 747-5020 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