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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.comSubscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 75, NUMBER 35 Thursday, June 13, 2013 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf County School Board, the Gulf County Health Department and now the Board of County Commissioners are realizing the effects of what Commission chair Tan Smiley characterized Tuesday as a shortfall in dollars. The BOCC met for its regular bi-monthly meeting, and a primary focus was a projected budget shortfall that will surely top $500,000 and could be, several commissioners noted, as much as $1 million. Its going to be a tough budget year, Commissioner Warren Yeager said. We will be pressed to maintain services without raising taxes. For the past ve years that I have been on the board, every year, we have reduced what we are spending. We have got to think outside the box. Though several commissioners mentioned a $1 million shortfall, Commissioner Ward McDaniel, who chairs the county budget committee, said the exact number is not yet known. The nal numbers on property values, which determine the value of the mill for property taxes, will not be available until July 1, McDaniel said. He saw the shortfall as somewhere between $600,000 to $750,000. We dont have our numbers from the property appraiser yet, so everything right now is kind of in a gray area, McDaniel said. But we are looking at a pretty signi cant shortfall. Commissioners, at least a majority, moved ahead with one proposal for potential savings by bringing probation services back in-house to be operated by staff at the jail. Yeager argued it would be a saving to taxpayers. He said staff members particularly deputy administrator Michael Hammond, who also oversees the Gulf County Jail told commissioners they could accomplish what a private company has done for 12 years. Richard Stewart, who heads Florida Probation Services, wondered what savings taxpayers would actually see, because his company operates not from property tax dollars, but from the court fees of probationers. Stewart said his company actually operates at a loss in Gulf County.Historic schooner pays 1st visit to Port St. JoeBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Marina Day on Saturday was a historic one for a historic ship as the schooner Governor Stone docked at the Port St. Joe Marina for the rst time. Though the vessel had made numerous appearances in Carrabelle, Apalachicola and Panama City over the years, the Gulf Coast Tourist Development Council approved funding to bring the ship to town in order to help celebrate the national event. We felt bringing the vessel to the marina was a great way of showing our support for the marina and would enhance visitor experience while in Port St. Joe, TDC director Jennifer Jenkins said. The Governor Stone docked midweek and hosted a sunset cruise on Friday for local guests who helped bring the ship to town. During the Marina Day festivities on Saturday, locals boarded the vessel for a guided tour and history lesson. While on board, guests learned a bit more about the ship, its history and how it came to be in Port St. Joe. The rst schooners were built in Gloucester, Mass., in the 1700s. Designed to be sleek and fast, they were used to carry sh from port to port and often as shing ships. Crews could ll the hull with District FCAT scores a mixed bagBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Gulf District Schools students generally scored at or above state averages on this years performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The district long has prided itself on a loftier yardstick and Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton called the results a mixed bag. This year, the district again can point to achieving as well as or better than students across the state, but the scores for students grades 3-10 released last week by the Florida Department of Education do highlight work to be done. We were above the state average in a lot of categories, and that is always a bonus, said Melissa Ramsey, district supervisor for curriculum and assessment. But they also show us there are areas where we need to address. That is the ip side of the coin; the areas where we have concerns. One of those would be fth-graders, or the soon-to-be sixth-grade class. The most glaring area where the district did not meet the state average for Hurricane season prep underway in Gulf CountyBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Hurricane season of cially began last week, and Tropical Storm Andrea showed up to celebrate. Even though she treated Gulf County to little more than wind and rain, the Emergency Operations Center was ready, having completed its annual preparations weeks before. Required emergency management exercises take place statewide to inform and update local rst response teams on what to do in the event of an emergency and the proper ways for the area to recover from it. In May, Emergency Management County facing $500,000 budget shortfallSee FCAT A7PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The StarIt wasnt all rest and relaxation during Fridays sunset cruise. Guests had to help raise the sails of the historic schooner. Below, Kim Wagner took the wheel for some cruising on the bay.Port St. Joe sets sail GOVERNOR STONE VISITS GULF COUNTY See BUDGET A2 See HURRICANE A7 See SAIL A2 Opinion . . . . . .A4-5Letters to the Editor . . . .A5Outdoors . . . . . .A6 Community . . . . . B1School News . . . . . B3Faith . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . .B4-5Classi eds . . . . .B7-8

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It is a much bigger issue than just the dollars, Bryan said. It is well beyond a decision to make based on one piece of paper. It is hard to believe we have staff who can just pick this up. We havent seen any kind of plan how this would work. When we are going to make a change like this, we need to know how. I think we need more information Why couldnt something have been written up for us to review? We are basing a big decision on a few paragraphs, McDaniel said. Hammond said the issue has been long-brewing and came to a head as the county was facing the most difcult budget year in 22 years. We can run it in-house, and we can run it more efciently, Hammond said. The way we are going to save money is by not hiring anybody. We have the capability of running it inhouse. The entire system is broken. Further, he said he saw no reason the Clerk of Courts would need additional staff to handle collecting money. County administrator Don Butler said county taxpayers might not see direct relief from the transition, but he said the belief among staff was taking over probation services would provide a new revenue stream of an estimated $75,000. Additionally, taxpayers will benet by the jail coordinating probation services to bring more scal efciency to operating the jail and its inmates. Commissioners approved the consent agenda and the move to bring probation services in-house, 32 with Bryan and McDaniel opposed.Wewahitchka Health DepartmentMarsha Lindeman, executive director of the Gulf County Health Department, and Roger Hall, president of Sacred Heart Health Systems, were on hand on the direction of Commissioner Carmen McLemore to clear up information about the Wewahitchka Health Department facility. McLemore noted he had campaigned for the halfcent sales tax for Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf to defray indigent care. He also referred to his opposition of Lindeman as health department administrator 18 months ago. He said he was getting calls about the health department closing its Wewahitchka facility on June 30 and about mass layoffs and he confronted Lindeman and Hall on what he saw as unmet obligations. Lindeman said she was facing a $500,000 shortfall in her budget for primary care services and had reached out to those commissioners who allowed her the time to explain the problems the Wewahitchka facility was facing. The shortfall in primary care services from the state was compounded by the lack of a full-time physician in Wewahitchka the past two years and the subsequent drop in fees. She said the mission always has been to maintain services, and by partnering with Sacred Heart on the Gulf, the clinic would provide expanded services in Wewahitchka. Health services do not change, Lindeman said. Sacred Heart will provide primary care services. The health department will close June 28, though community health programs will continue at the site. The transition in primary care services would be cutting four jobs, she said. Hall said the transition to the Sacred Heart team would take about two weeks Sacred Heart will reopen the Wewahitchka clinic in mid-July. Hall also said though the half-cent sales tax will bring in roughly $700,000 to Sacred Heart for indigent care, the hospital in Gulf County was on track to provide almost $5 million in such care. Thats a pretty good return, Hall said. We are actually going to expand services in Wewahitchka from where they are now. Well be there. Marsha has worked well with us on the transition.Next meetingBecause of a Florida Association of Counties conference, the BOCC has moved its last monthly regular meeting from June 25 to 9 a.m. ET June 24. sh, race back to port to sell at market and then quickly get back to prime shing areas. The word schooner comes from the Scottish word scoon, which m eans, to skim. During the Amer ican Revolution, most schooners survived attacks from British warships because of their speed and maneuverability. After the war, they became cargo vessels and could be found across the Great Lakes. The Governor Stone, a oating national historic landmark, was constructed in Pascagoula, Miss., in 1877, originally built for Charles Greiner as a cargo freighter for his chandlery business. Greiner named the vessel in honor of the rst postCivil War governor of Mississippi, John Marshall Stone. The Governor Stone is the last known schooner from an era when similar vessels numbered in the thousands. In the past 100 years, the boat carried equipment and materials to deep-draft ships lying off shore and hauled general freight between ports along the Gulf Coast. For 60 years, while owned by Nathan Mulford Dorland and Patrick and Thomas Burns, it shed the near-shore waters of the Gulf and operated as an oyster buy boat, visiting the oyster tongers and transporting their catch to the local markets.  Dorland, an Alabama settler, was a successful terrapin farmer who rose to fame after killing the last Gulf Coast pirate, Spud Thompson. Dorland purchased the Governor Stone for $425. Once Dorland grew tired of the oyster trade, he sold the boat to Patrick Burns, who continued using it as a buy boat, captained by his son Thomas. Burns son eventually added a 16-horsepower motor to the vessel and made his own living, using the ship to bring contraband rum shipments ashore from Cuba for $500 a trip. Designed with a at bottom, these ships could easily reach ports that kept larger cargo vessels at bay. The Governor Stones speed was made possible by a hull constructed of yellow cypress, juniper and heart pine. The vessel, and others like it, provided the communication and transport abilities that made the development of the coastal South possible. As it turns out, the Governor Stone has been through more than oyster-buying and questionable activities. While under the ownership of Burns, the ship sank twice. In September 1906, a hurricane devastated the Gulf Coast and destroyed a eet of schooners in Heron Bay, Ala., that included the Governor Stone. Though 21 men were lost in the storm, Capt. Burns survived, and eventually the vessel washed up on shore with $600 worth of damage. Burns kept the ship for another 33 years until 1939, when it sank in a storm. By that time, the wooden schooner was outdated, replaced by motorboats, and Burns left the boat to the ocean. Years later, Mississippi resort owner Isaac Rhea had the boat salvaged and fully rebuilt as a day-sailing ship. Once back on the water, the vessel was renamed Queen of the Fleet and ferried tourists around the area from 1940 to 1943. In 1942, the boat was briey commissioned by the U.S. government as a war ship and was used to train merchant Marines. In 1947, the boat was returned to Rhea with an upgraded engine. The boat continued to cycle through various names and owners until it was purchased by John Curry in 1965. Curry and his wife were avid sailors and lived on the boat. They sailed the history of the boat and interviewed people who were connected with it ultimately learned out the original name and re-christened the ship as the Governor Stone. In 1991, Curry donated the boat to the Apalachicola Maritime Museum, where it became a sail trainer for at-risk youth for the next 13 years. The same year, the Governor Stone was designated as a historic landmark by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior. It is owned and maintained by the nonprot volunteer group Friends of the Governor Stone. Its a historic landmark that oats, said Harry Dennard, President of the Friends of the Governor Stone. Its the only one of its kind. The vessel requires certied operators for each port it visits. Capt. Bill Hamilton has been a friend of the Governor Stone, and a captain, for three years. Hamilton sailed in his youth and went on to teach scuba lessons and host dive charters. For him, joining the Friends of the Governor Stone was a way to get back to sailing. Though the group has 130 members, the captain sees raising awareness for the boat as a worthwhile cause. We have more hope than money, Hamilton said. People wont want to save it if they dont know how it is. Port St. Joe was the last stop for the boat in 2013. After leaving the marina it returned to its home port in St. Andrews, where it will be drydocked while repairs are completed on the 133-year-old ship. The Friends organization recently received a historic preservation grant and plans to use the funds to restore the boat as close to its original state as possible. The ship will be assessed, and repairs will be made to the keel and deck structures along with the lines and sails. These improvements are expected to take 18 months to two years. Hamilton and Dennard are excited to complete the project and have the Governor Stone back on the water as soon as possible. Its the last one, Hamilton said. You sail on it, and you get a sense of what history was like. SAIL from page A1

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, June 13, 2013 OPEN7DAYSAWEEK 11AM-CLOSE 719Hwy98,MexicoBeach www.toucansmexicobeach.com SPENDyoursummerat THUR. NIGHTLADIESNIGHTBarryHenson attheUpstairsBarDJattheTikiBar FRI. NIGHTPublicAddressattheUpstairsBar DJattheTikiBar SAT. NIGHTPublicAddressattheUpstairsBar DJattheTikiBar All You Can Eat BreakfastSat.&Sun.MorningStartingat8AM-AllCentralTimesREGGAE NIGHT SUN. NIGHT WorkingTogether... ToBuildTheFuture GulfCountyRepublicanParty MemberCommunicationsCommitteeGulfcountyrepublicans@gmail.comWemeetmonthlyeverythirdMonday7PM EST(upstairs)atCapitalCityBankNextMeeting:June17,2013 FLAGDAYJUNE14,1777TOJUNE14,2013 THISFLAGSTANDSFOROURHISTORY,OURIDEALS,OUR DECLARATIONOFINDEPENDENCE,THECONSTITUTION, THEBILLOFRIGHTSANDINDIVIDUALFREEDOM. SODOWE! LETFREEDOMREIGN By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com The Mexico Beach City Council has found a new city clerk in Lynn Haven resident Sharon McGhee. McGhee will replace Debbie McLeod who resigned her position in April. In a special meeting held last week, the council was split 2-2 between candidates McGhee and Christina Marquardt. Jack Mullen wasnt in attendance and the voting was tabled for the councils regular monthly meeting. When the topic came up at Tuesdays meeting, Mullen noted that there were 10 additional candidates that he believed should be considered for the position. Weve been crippled for months now, said Councilwoman Tanya Castro. We need to make a decision and move forward. Since her resignation, McLeod has been working part-time for the city but had recently located full-time employment elsewhere and a more permanent solution was needed to keep the clerks responsibilities on track. Councilmember Lanny Howell supported Castros opinion to move forward and made a formal motion to offer the position to McGhee. Howell and Castro voted yes, while Mayor Al Cathey voted no. Councilman Bobby Pollock, who had voted with Cathey last week, voted yes, breaking the tie. He said McGhee was well-liked by the community and he had faith in the residents of Mexico Beach. McGhee will be offered a salary of $50,000 annually with a mandatory performance review after six months of employment. The mayor will reach out to McGhee this week with a formal offer. The council also addressed the issue of sh carcasses building up in the canal. Snapper season kicked off over the weekend and it was clear that not all shermen were disposing of the sh parts in the dumpsters provided at the local sh-cleaning stations. The buildup caused an eyesore and the summer heat on the waste created a foul stench within the community. There is no ordinance against dumping sh remains into the canal, though the city sought to nd a solution that would avoid buildup, fearing that it may have long-term effects on local tourism. Citizens voiced complaints about the sights and smells and everyone proposed their own ideas on how to deal with the problem. Some called for additional trash cans and dumpsters while others suggested burying the sh remains or hiring a contractor who would take the carcasses to nearby reefs. Other citizens suggested that additional signage be posted along the canal detailing local policies or for the installation of a grinder that would turn the waste into chum. Mullen suggested looking to contractors PrebleRish for a more permanent solution. After much discussion, no permanent solution was approved. The city plans to purchase additional signs to raise awareness on where the carcasses can be dumped, and the appropriate ways to clean the sh.Mexico Beach City Council nds new city clerkBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com While cutting people and jobs was painful, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton said Tuesday, he was proud of where staff had ended with the recent reduction in force. Norton said during Gulf County School Boards regular monthly meeting that the total number of people laid off in the past few weeks was ve, instead of the 12-15 initially predicted. That number does not include the 11-12 person custodial staff which will have the opportunity to transition to a private contractor over the course of June. We have not taken lightly what we have done, Norton said. We have cut through the muscle and the bone. We are literally in the marrow. Tears have been shed, prayers have been shared, meetings have been had. At the end of the day we had to do what we had to do and that was a reduction in force. Sandra Butler, executive director of the union representing district teaching and non-instructional personnel, questioned whether the master contract with the district had been breached when the district did not vote on specic subject areas or evaluation rubrics in making the layoff decisions. She also questioned why an employee with more than 30 years in the district was not able to bump another less-experienced employee, as also spelled out in the master contract. It does appear that our master contract has been breached again, she said. Norton said that the language of the master contract was trumped by state law and a state law passed last year specically mandates that the district can not consider seniority or tenure in considering layoffs. We did the only thing at this point we could do and we followed policies and procedures correctly, Norton said. We do not take lightly when we have to go against the master plan, or master contract. But we may not prioritize based on seniority. Board member Linda Wood said she had been questioned about the district advertising for teaching openings while announcing a reduction in force. Deputy Superintendent for Instruction Sara Joe Wooten said there were a host of factors. They include if a program is eliminated, the level and kind of teacher certication critical at Title I schools which receive earmarked federal dollars performance issues and the transition of teachers from one area or school to another are all factors that create openings while the workforce is being sliced. There are a lot of reasons, Wooten said. You cant just put a warm body in there. Just this week, the board approved the movement of nearly 10 teachers from one school to another to ll specic needs. Norton also said he hoped the district was nearing the end of an era of ever-shrinking budgets. Declining school enrollment remains a nagging issue Wewahitchka Jr./ Sr. High School lost nearly 50 students this year alone and a bleeder on the bottom line. We are ghting to keep our school system that is antiquated, Norton said of a system that is essentially two districts 22 miles apart in the same county. Consolidation, a consistent topic, is at least ve years away even if the district and state had bricks and mortar dollars for a new school, neither of which do at the current time, he added. Norton said there also seemed to be sufcient signs in the real estate market that property values would begin to rebound after dropping another 5-7 percent this year, according to very preliminary numbers from the Property Appraisers Ofce.Interactive honors coursesIn collaboration with the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC), the district will be installing a two-way interactive system, called Polycom, to conduct honors level courses between the countys junior/senior high schools. For example, Wooten said, the district already plans an honors Spanish class that will be taught by a teacher in Port St. Joe and taken by classrooms of students at both schools, with a classroom monitor in Wewahitchka. Honors science such as anatomy and physiology will also be taught. It is really a great thing, Wooten said of the one-year trial. I cant wait to get it started in the fall.School District layoffs less than fearedWe have not taken lightly what we have done. We have cut through the muscle and the bone. We are literally in the marrow.Jim Norton Superintendent of Schools

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OPINION www.starfl.comSectionI dont think we celebrated Fathers Day in 1957. There were no television ads suggesting we buy golf balls, Penguin sweaters or Camel cigarettes for that special Dad on our list. Of course, if there had been, we wouldnt have seen it out at the end of Stonewall Street. We didnt get a TV until Eisenhower was near bout out of of ce. If buying a present meant going to town and spending money Daddy was out of luck. We didnt do much of that either. I dont remember any billboards or newspaper ads promoting fatherhood back in those days. It was just as well; Daddy wasnt much on pomp and circumstance. He was more into hard work and doing right. And Im talking here of MY hard work and MY doing right! He thought the ball games were ne..as long as all the chores were done. He thought you ought to ride your bikes anywhere you wanted to..as long as the yard was mowed and clean. He gured you could date any girl your little heart desired..if we had rewood cut and the corn and okra seeds were nestled in their beds. Im not sure Daddy taught by example. He certainly didnt lecture anything into us. He expected us to be proper, well behaved young men. Let me amend that a little; he demanded that we be on our best behavior at all times! He did it the old fashion way. If we messed up, he whipped us. It was a guideline that was clear, distinct and non-negotiable. I grumbled and complained silently. I hid my anger behind the tears. I tried to blame my fate on something or someone else. I petitioned God for some help down here! But let me tell you something, I never once doubted my Fathers love for me or his sincerity for my wellbeing. I knew he was right before he unloosened that belt! Dont let me being a little kid fool you. I understood right and wrong more than you might realize. I didnt like the punishment..but I knew the crime full well even as I stepped headlong into it. Guess how many times my Father whipped me unjustly? And I wasnt even the wayward son. Leon could do things that just de ed logic! He was always in trouble. Daddy didnt cut him any slack. Leon was the oldest and was expected to share a bigger portion of the load and to be an example for his younger brothers. I thought Dad could be a little hard on him at times. But then, Leon would take my bicycle and ride off to Jackie Burns house for the whole afternoon and Id go crying to Daddy. I never considered the complexities of being a father. I had no clue of the sleepless nights; the prayers offered up; the doubts and fears eating at a heart; or the hopes and dreams one so desperately wished upon a growing child. I knew my Father would lay down his life in a heartbeat for mine. That was obvious from birth. Course, he had a strange way of showing it at times. Hed send us over to Mr. Brooks place to pick cotton. Im not sure if it was some kind of teaching lesson or punishment. That stinging sun and those sharp prickles on the end of the bolls piercing up under your ngernails would make you suspect the latter! Id pick all day and earn maybe forty cents. It didnt seem worth it. Daddy wouldnt even mention the hot sun, the bleeding ngers or my bent over back. He asked what I was going to do with my hard earned money. It did make me feel a little proud. It was like he was treating me as a grown up. When I got ready to go off to college he came into the bedroom where I was nishing up packing and stood around for a minute without saying anything. I gured Mom had sent him in to give me some going away words. Son, he paused as if searching for words when it is a hard time for words, be good another pause, and do right. He turned and hurried out. To this day it is the single best piece of advice Ive ever heard anyone utter. Daddy died in 1979. Leon was caring for him and with him to the very end, still setting an example for his younger brothers. Not a day goes by that I dont think of Dad. Something he said or did. I remember the quiet whisper of instruction, the back yard games of hide and go seek. I remember meeting him with a ball and two gloves in my hand as he stepped out of his truck. I remember most vividly each and every one of the bangings on the backside when I strayed from the path. Mostly I remember being good and doing right are things that never go out of style. I loved my Father beyond all others. I respected him more than any other person I have ever met. I appreciated then, and even more now, the clear and unmistakable guidelines he established and rendered unto me. I will never, never forget his love and dedication to our family. I have lived my life trying to be the man he so desperately desired me to be. And those, dear hearts, are gifts Dad would have cherished way above Brooks Brothers ties and J. C. Higgins shotguns. Happy Fathers Day, Kes One of my childhood friends recently passed away. He spent the last ten years of his life in a wheelchair, as a result of an accident that occurred while helping a friend cut limbs from a tree after a hurricane in Florida. He was a big man with a big heart. I was asked to speak at his service and was honored to do so for my friend. Due to the distance, timing and honestly my fear of falling apart, I asked if I could send a video. My friends brother understood and told me that would be great. He wanted me to tell the story of my friend Jerry coming to the rescue when I wet my pants in kindergarten. I did and also said a few more things. What I thought would take 3 to 5 minutes ended up taking more than 10. My friends brother noted that not much more needed to be said after they watched it. It made me happy, but I, like Jerrys family and friends still felt empty. There were a couple of stories that I really wanted to tell, but didnt feel it was right to take any more time on the video. My friend Jerry and I played baseball together through the years and were on the same team when we were 13 to 15 years old. We got along well, just like we did in kindergarten. Its nice to have a big friend. In 1977, like every year I can remember while playing baseball, I collected baseball cards. It was a lot different then, you didnt simply buy the complete set in a cardboard box and it was over. You bought cards a pack at a time, chewed the cardboard avored bubblegum that came with the cards and discussed the statistics on the back of the cards. I remember things like this because getting every Topps baseball card every year was a necessity. Not an option, but something I had to do. I did it one pack at a time. There were 660 cards that year and I only needed one to complete my set for that year Topps Card #10, Reggie Jackson. Not many guys would simply give you a Reggie Jackson card. As you probably can easily predict, Jerry showed up smiling before a game late in the season and handed me that Reggie Jackson card. I remember the joy it gave him to give it to me. And yes, I still have it. The other thing that I treasured was the conversations with Jerry when we were shagging balls during batting practice. We would stand close enough together to discuss important things while our teammates were hitting. Jerry invented words. Not on purpose, not to be funny, he just used them in conversation. Im bad to say, I dont know the word Im thinking of. He would not do that. He would simply insert a word that might be similar to the word he wanted to use, a combination of two words or just simply make a grammatical error while shagging balls. Im pretty sure you dont keep up with those on the baseball eld. We were at practice one day out in a big open eld. Im sure it had a backstop made out of chicken wire and bags of sand the coach had brought for bases. I shared with Jerry my interest in archery. At the time, I had a pretty simple bow that I liked to use to kill cardboard boxes and plastic milk cartons. I asked him if he knew where I could get a better bow and noted that a used one would be preferable because of the cost. This was the day Jerry uttered a word that I will never forget. Jerry responded to my question. He said, You ought to check the moosealineous section in the newspaper. He meant miscellaneous, but just couldnt pull it out at the time so he said something close to it. He didnt laugh, make note of not knowing the word or even hesitate. I didnt laugh, correct him or hesitate to tell him, Thats a great idea. This word will always be in my vocabulary and I know the proper emphasis to put on moose when saying it. It makes me think of Jerry and Captain Kangaroos Mr. Moose. Its a happy word. There are many words out there that folks just plain make up. USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 Section APage 4 Thursday, June 13, 2013 CRANKS MY TRACTORBN HeardRecognize the need for science, community support in Gulf Coast restorationHe wasnt big on compromise HUNKER DOWNKesley ColbertMoosealineousSee CRANKS A5 Special to the StarNoted American satirist and journalist H.L. Mencken once said, For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong. Thats an observation worth remembering as we seek to restore and protect Floridas Gulf Coast in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. With passage of the RESTORE Act, 80 percent of Clean Water Act nes paid by BP and other parties responsible for the spill now will be used to fund projects that bene t the Gulf of Mexicos coastal resources. This is an unprecedented opportunity to support on-the-ground projects to restore Gulf environments, helping communities become more resilient to adversity. Unfortunately, it also opens the door to quick x projects that might appear to provide simple solutions, but in reality lack a critical science-based foundation. Currently Gulf coastal states are collecting proposals for restoration projects from management agencies, municipalities, county governments, citizens groups, nonpro ts, and others. The amount of funding likely to be available is unprecedented. While the process of selecting projects still is to be determined, the approaches used can bene t from key lessons learned in similar efforts. First, projects must have a foundation in science. Natural resource management decisions for restoring unique environments like the Gulf are complex problems without simple solutions. Yet it is human nature, especially when faced with incomplete or contradictory information, to accept the simplest explanation rst, then to try to solve the problem with intuition and quick action. Unfortunately, there are many examples around the world where this approach has been ineffective. In the Chesapeake Bay, for instance, hatcheries have produced hundreds of millions of oyster larvae to help clean the bays polluted water and boost the once-thriving oyster industry, but these efforts have had limited success. Why? Because the conditions for survival remain poor due to impaired water quality, depleted substrate and prevalent parasitic diseases. A hatchery might be a partial restoration tool, but the simple solution of building hatcheries to provide more larvae was the wrong answer to the complicated problem of restoring natural populations. Closer to home, the commercial harvest of oysters from Apalachicola Bay has declined signi cantly and for unknown reasons. Working with management agencies and the local community, University of Florida researchers have assessed a range of possible causes record low freshwater ows, disease, overharvest that singularly or in combination could all cause the oyster population to collapse. The RESTORE Act provides an opportunity to begin to restore the Apalachicola Bay oyster population and the associated coastal economy, while also teaching us how to make the environment more resilient to future threats. Many of the ideas proposed are intuitively simple, but we know from experience that the solution is likely more complicated than it initially appears. In addition to a rm foundation in science, we must also acknowledge uncertainty in how ecosystems respond to restoration actions. This doesnt mean restoration cant be successful. Instead, these uncertainties force us to design restoration projects as deliberate experiments we can learn from. We could, for instance, learn a lot about how freshwater ows from the Apalachicola River in uence oyster abundance in the bay simply by restoring some oyster bars near the river mouth, where freshwater from the river creates lower salinity habitats, and others farther away from the river mouth where salinity is higher. Finally, it is critical that restoration projects have community support. Along the Gulf coast, residents and industries must actively participate in restoration projects to reinforce stewardship of coastal resources. In Apalachicola Bay, UF is helping oystermen and others whose livelihoods depend on the oyster harvest plan for sustainability using the resource. They have contributed to eld research and restoration activities, and are ambassadors in the community, helping a broader segment of the population understand the importance of environmental stewardship to their quality of life and their economic future. The Deepwater Horizon spill was a terrible disaster that resulted in the tragic loss of human life and long-term harm to peoples livelihoods. The spill also damaged large areas of the Gulf of Mexico, perhaps permanently. Three years later, the RESTORE Act aims to provide restoration and research projects to repair some of this harm to the Gulfs coastal communities. To make the most of this opportunity, we must adopt a deliberate approach to evaluate and select projects that maximize learning, embrace uncertainty and involve local communities. In so doing, we increase the likelihood of achieving our true goal of restoring and protecting Floridas Gulf of Mexico environments and economies. Jack Payne is Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Florida. JACK PAYNE

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Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS LETTERS www.starfl.com ASectionRich Hall, a comedian who was on the HBO show, Not Necessarily the News in the 1980s had a part on the show where he discussed sniglets. A sniglet is any word that doesnt appear in the dictionary, but should. Some of my favorite sniglets from then and now Cheedle (chee dul) n. The residue left on ones ngertips after consuming a bag of Cheetos. Choconiverous adj. Biting off the head of the chocolate Easter bunny rst. Gromaxes (grom ack sis) n. Inside area of knees used to grip steering wheel when holding a map or atlas. Hangle (hang ul) n. A cluster of coat hangers. Ienvy (i-envy): the jealousy a person with a normal cell phone has when his friend or partner is on their iPhone. (My son has this when he notes, I know Third Graders with iPhones.) Irant (eye rant) n. A seamless pistachio; a pistachio nut afraid to come out in public. (I love pistachios and can appreciate the need for this word.) Opling (op pling) n. The act, when feeding a baby, of opening and closing ones mouth, smacking ones lips and making yummy noises, in the hope that baby will do the same. Prestofrigeration n. The peculiar habit, when searching for a snack, of constantly returning to the refrigerator in hopes that something new will have materialized. Purpitation v. To take something off the grocery shelf, decide you dont want it, and then put it in another section. Youve done it havent you? Testlice (test lys) n. Those tiny bugs that invade your hair when youre taking an exam. Ive always wondered why my students scratch their heads so much during tests. Yardribbons (yard rib onz) n. The unmowed patches of grass discovered after one has put away the mower. (My son seems to think his yardribbons are art.) My advice is not to worry so much about picking the perfect word, friends know what you mean. You wont nd sloved anywhere, but I bet youve done it. Slove rhymes with love. If youve sloved your dessert with anyone, you know what I mean. Slove v. To share food out of love, sometimes even feeding each other. They ordered a barbecue plate to go, and sloved it with plastic forks sitting on the hood of the car. He let her choose which end of the dill pickle spear she wanted. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor.com. CRANKS from page A4Thursday, June 13, 2013Star Staff ReportIn last weeks edition of The Star, a reader wrote about the ecological effects of driving on the beach and the effects it has on the local sea turtle population. The reader put out a call to close beaches to vehicles. The subject had even been discussed last week by the Tourist Development Council with mixed reactions. Our online readers responded: Cape San Blas and Indian Pass beaches have been a part of life in Gulf County since the early 1900s. Many families used these beaches as recreation and a way to supplement food for themselves. Now that real estate buyers have come to Gulf County, it seems as though all the rich want to develop the beaches and use them as their own little recreational playground. They want those with less money to go elsewhere for fun. These homeowners knew there was driving on the beaches before they bought land and built houses. Driving on the beach does no more harm than those who light up the beaches at night, dig huge holes on the beaches, leave their trash, gather sea oats and other plants to take home, etc. These Beaches are an attraction for people to come to the county or for those already living here to provide the county with a way to make money from those buying ice, food, shing supplies and other goods to spend the day with the family enjoying what God has provided. So I say to those who own property on these beaches and want to keep it all to themselves either enjoy what you have and dont be so sel sh. Learn to share and enjoy Gods countryor move back home.Jim CoxI grew up as a child enjoying that beach from the back of Billy Quarles Jeep, and have been a conscious user and preservationist of that beach for my entire life, protecting it from a lot more than turtles. You apparently dont understand a lifestyle that goes back far beyond the time you were allowed to build your house on that precious sand. Close the beach to driving for everybody? I think not.Rick LambersonI love St. Joe folks. We stand by what we believe in. The Cape folks pay most of the countys taxes. Some of them are quick to say it too. I believe they knew that before they purchased it. Im sorry but I pay for what I buy and dont complain when I buy more than what my neighbor does and in turn my taxable amount is more. I appreciate your tax money, I appreciate the business you bring to our county but dont try to change our way of life.Jake RichardsI lived on the Gulf side of Cape San Blas for about 9 years back in the 90s. I was even part of the Turtle Patrol, trained by Barbara Eells. Even as a property owner at the time, it didnt bother me for people to drive on the beach. I was raised in Gulf County and locals driving on the cape was a privilege we accepted and enjoyed. I remember my dad driving us on the beach from Indian Pass all the way around to the tip of the State Park, before the fence was put up. There was only one house on Cape San Blas other than the ones for the lighthouse keeper. Sometimes we would camp on the beach for a week at a time. We saw sea turtles crawling up to the dunes to lay eggs and back into the water. It was fascinating to watch. Us being there didnt seem to stop their mission! The hatchlings instinctively know how to reach the water. When I was on the turtle patrol, the only hazards I saw for them on the nights they hatched, were ghost crabs, raccoons, sea gulls, or possibly a storm surge that reached the nest before it was time to hatch. I could understand keeping traf c off the dunes, but driving on the beach is harmless! God put it there for the enjoyment of all the people, not just the property owners and wildlife who happen to reside there! LuLu McInnis FormbyFormer Gulf County resident See more at www.star .com My trusty Volvo wagon served our family well for 13 years, but after 106,000 miles it nally gave up the ghost. My wife just completed graduate school so we werent ready to commit to a new car payment. I rented a car at rst, but at $500 a month, that soon got old. Then I came across a concept new me: assuming someone elses car lease. Initially I was skeptical, but after considerable research I took the plunge. It took many emails and phone calls and a month-long wait for the paperwork to clear, but I now have a one-year lease on a quality car whose monthly cost is about a third less than the stripped-down model I was renting. With the caveat that car lease assumption is not right for everyone, heres how the process works: People need to get out of their car leases for a variety of reasons but its notoriously dif cult to do so you usually must pay the outstanding balance plus an early termination fee. One way around this, if your nance company allows it, is to transfer the lease to another party for the remainder of its term. Many people use online lease assumption services like Swapalease.com and LeaseTrader. com. I went with Swapalease.com. These companies match people wanting to unload their lease (think of them as sellers) with so-called buyers interested taking over the remainder of someones lease. Among the potential advantages for buyers: No down payment. You can secure a shorter-term lease. Sellers will generally offer or agree to nancial incentives to unload their lease. Newer cars are usually still under warranty. However, be aware of the many fees involved on both sides of the transaction: Sellers are charged a fee to advertise their vehicle on the websites (generally $50 to $150), and a transaction fee if a lease transfer is initiated ($100 to $150). Buyers pay a registration fee to obtain contact information for sellers (around $40 to $80). Some sites charge buyers a transaction fee as well. Buyers must le a credit application with the lender which can cost up to several hundred dollars; the fee typically isn't refundable if the credit check deems you aren't creditworthy. The leasing company itself will typically charge the buyer a lease transfer fee (typically $50 to $600). A few additional suggestions and precautions: Inspect the car and note any damage. You may also want to have a mechanic inspect it. Ask whether the lender will remove the seller's name from the lease some won't. During negotiations, ask the seller to pay the application and lease transfer fees. It doesn't hurt to ask and you're still saving them a ton of money. Don't expect a lot of customer service from the swapping website. Make sure there's enough mileage left on the lease to suit your needs. You'll have to pay DMV registration fees and sales tax may apply. Your insurance company will need to provide the leasing company with evidence that you have adequate coverage. Know that it can take several weeks or more for the transaction to fully close. For me, that meant an extra month's rental. All in all, if youre exible about what kind of car youre willing to drive and not in a big hurry, assuming someone elses lease can be a viable option. Just make sure to do your due diligence. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoneyRon Pollack Executive Director, Families USA Special to The Star Since Medicare Part D went into effect in 2006, prescription drugs have been an integral part of the Medicare bene t package. So, the question of how seniors can save additional money on medications often comes up, but so does the question of how the entire Medicare Part D program can be more cost-effective and save taxpayers money without jeopardizing enrollee bene ts. Q: Will closing the Part D doughnut hole really save bene ciaries money? A: Many seniors may not be aware that the infamous doughnut hole, or gap in coverage, is closing thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Before the health care law was passed, if bene ciaries reached the initial limit on total drug expenses ($2,970 in 2013), they had no prescription drug coverage until they spent an added $3,700 out of their own pockets. But in 2013, people in the doughnut hole are receiving discounts of 52.5 percent on name-brand drugs and 21 percent on generics. These discounts will result in signi cant savings for about 4 million Medicare bene ciaries in 2013. More importantly, the discounts will continue every year until 2020, when the doughnut hole will be completely eliminated. Q: Where can we nd more value for Medicare dollars? A: The best opportunity for nding smart savings in Medicare is looking for better deals on what Medicare pays for prescription drugs. Plans that offer coverage under Medicare Part D are run by private insurers, and Medicare is prohibited from negotiating directly for discounts. An independent 2011 study by the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General found that drug manufacturers provide an average 19 percent discount to Medicare Part D plans, while state Medicaid programs receive a discount of 45 percent for the same drugs. This is a substantial savings that could be passed on to bene ciaries if Medicare was allowed to negotiate prices like Medicaid does. Q: In what ways can Medicare get a better bargain on prescription drugs? A: Substantial savings could come from obtaining discounts on drugs used by low-income bene ciaries. In fact, before Medicare Part D was enacted in 2003, drug manufacturers were required to provide discounts to low-income bene ciaries. Legislation that has been introduced both in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Presidents budget proposal, all call for these discounts to be restored. Estimates show that these discounts could save the Medicare program anywhere from $120 to $140 billion over the next 10 years. The savings from these discounts could be used to improve other aspects of Medicare, or to reduce the de cit. Q: Would higher discounts in Part D affect the pharmaceutical industrys research and development work? A: Research and development actually thrived at the same time many of these deeper discounts were in place in the 1990s and early 2000s. Q: Are there other ways for Medicare to save money on prescription drugs? Other options for lowering the cost of the Part D program include allowing Medicare to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical manufacturers (like the Department of Veterans Affairs does), and letting Medicare operate its own Part D plan alongside private insurers. These alternatives are more complicated than the discounts discussed above, but they are worth considering in the future. Q: Why do we need to search for savings in Part D? A: In todays economy, leaders in Washington have tough choices to make about health care spending. It is true that Part D costs less than initially forecast, but that is because enrollment is about 25 percent lower than originally projected, and because increased use of generics has slowed drug spending overall. These developments should not prevent us from looking for better value for taxpayer dollars. Readers respond to call to close beaches to vehicles Leasing a car on the cheapPage 5 JASON ALDERMANCan Medicare save money for bene ciaries and taxpayers alike?

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The current record on the books for red snapper on 6-pound tippet is 7.13 pounds caught by Ched Cooke in 2010. I wonder if he (Ched Cooke) had a cold chill run across his back a couple of hours ago, Stough jokingly said Tuesday afternoon after they weighed his snapper at HarborWalk Marina. This is not Stoughs rst time to y sh for snapper out of Destin, nor his rst world record. Last year, while shing aboard the Anastasia, he set the world record for 16-pound tippet with a 12.6pound red snapper, and the record for 8-pound line with a 12.1-pounder. I sh all over the world, but Destin is by far the best place to catch red snapper, Stough said. Stough, who has been chartering trips aboard the Anastasia for more than a decade, set aside ve days to try and set a few world records. His plans were to catch the largest snapper on 12, 6, 4 and 2 pound tippet. On Tuesday, day three of his shing expedition, they targeted snapper using 12and 6-pound tippet. We broke off about a dozen red snapper, as well as released about 10 small ones, said Capt. Davis, before Stough pulled in the winning keeper. Fly shing for red snapper, a bottom dwelling sh, can be a challenge. Davis explained that they chum the sh to the top then Stough goes to work with the y. Stough said he likes to use a Clouser y and he set aside about six dozen for his time in Destin. They hit a y real well, Stough said. But y shing is demanding. Stough explained that red snapper are programmed to go to protective cover once they take the y. With a regular rod and reel, an angler could hoist a snapper in the boat in a couple of minutes. But on this rod it took about 25 minutes, Stough said. You have to be gentle and not much drag. Fly shing is more nesse than brawn, he said. And it takes a lot of patience on the part of the captain as well. The captain has the dif culty of holding up on a spot and wind is always a factor. But Stough spoke highly of Davis and the Destin Ohio man pulls in another possible red snapper world record TINA HARBUCK | The Destin LogTop: Michael Stough measures the girth of the red snapper. The snapper measured 26 long, and 19 around the girth. Stough caught the snapper while shing aboard Anastasia with Capt. Tony Davis, pictured at right. Above: Stough shows off his 9.5-pound red snapper. His catch is a pending world record for that particular class line.Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, June 13, 2013 OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A Inshore OffshoreRed snapper continues to be the best bet in offshore fishing right now and will be until the season closes on June 28th in Federal waters. Big snapper are holding on near shore and offshore wrecks from 60-150ft of water. Live bait will prove to be the best for bigger fish, however snapper will eat cut bait as well. Try fishing 20 feet off the bottom with a live grunt or pinfish for a trophy red snapper. As the summer time weather patterns start to set in, bay fishing will be a game of early and late. Early morning top water action will produce nice trout and redfish catches. Late afternoon fishing will be mainly live bait and grubs and jigs and as the water cools down, try switching back to a top water hard bait for a trophy red fish or trout. Flounder are showing up in the normal places this week from Mexico Beach to Indian Pass. SPONSORED BY ONE MORE FOR THE RECORD BOOKSIts important to understand how our boats are made, what they are made of and why. You may have soft, spongy spots in the deck, hatch lids or transom. This damage is the result of water intrusion. This water gets into the core through cracked, damaged fiberglass or where holes have been drilled, like where the motor is mounted to the transom. The fiberglass itself doesnt get soft; its the coring materials sandwiched between the top and bottom layers of fiberglass. This coring is chosen by some boat manufacturers based on cost, weight, durability and ability to shape. For many years, manufacturers used wood, plants and sheets. Balsa wood was very popular marine plywood (laminated together with epoxy instead of glue). The most popular coring material now used is a variety of dense foam materials. It wont rot if moisture intrudes, is lightweight and costs less to ship. We typically use untreated plywood, treated plywood tends to contain moisture from its chemical bath and subsequently fiberglass resins have difficulty bonding. Plus it is readily available. Remember the fiberglass is not the soft, spongy spot you feel. It is the coring, so you must cut or grind it out, making sure not to cut through and grind completely through the bottom layer of fiberglass. Keeping the bottom layer of fiberglass will help when re-installing new coring. Sand the bottom layer of fiberglass with 40-60 grit sandpaper. Clean thoroughly, cut to fit the new coring. If using plywood, set the saw blade to one-quarter in cutting depth and cut a parquet pattern into the top of your new coring. This allows a better fiberglass bond and allows some flexibility, helping eliminate fiberglass cracking. New week we will begin glassing in this new coring. SHIPSHAPEBy Richard HanceFiberglass structural repairs

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LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, June 13, 2013 USAAthletes InternationalBringingthe WorldsBestAthletes TogetherthroughSports andEducationFundRaiserSendHeatherBrinkmeiertoAustralia When: 4:00PM10:00PMCST Where: RusticSandsCampground-800N15th Street-MexicoBeach LIVEMUSICFeaturing: AlanDykesBand FOOD: BBQPlates DRINKS :ColdBeer,Soda&IcedTea HUGERAFFLE! 2NightMexicoBeachCabinStay,FishingPole, GiftCertificates,Food,andMuchMore! FCAT from page A1students scoring 3 or better (on a scale of 1-5) was across the board among fth-graders in reading, math and science, the latter administered only among fth-, eighthand 10th-graders. The state average was ve to nine percentage points higher than the district average in each category. The entire decit to state averages came out of Wewahitchka Elementary School. The percentage of students scoring 3 or better 3 is consider at grade level fell short of the state average in those three subjects by 15-20 percentage points. The district, Ramsey said, also likely will come up short in bonus points for learning gains among the lowest performing quartile of students, another area where the district consistently has counted on signicant points. The points from the FCAT scores this was the second year of what is known as FCAT 2.0, which is moving the state toward Common Core Standards used nationwide and from bonuses for learning gains in specic student demographics is how the state establishes school and district grades. At this juncture, the district has all information pertinent to elementary school grades. High school grades are determined by FCAT scores (50 percent), components such as enrollment and success in dual-enrolled college-level courses, graduation and drop-out rates. Those latter components will not be available until fall. The district also has room for appeal. The state provides a window through the next two weeks to argue any potential discrepancies to the FDOE. Ramsey said she and school administrators already had spotted several areas of appeal. On the positive, the district had a higher percentage of students performing at grade level or above than students statewide in all other categories and grades save the writing scores among high school sophomores a 3.0 compared to the state average of 3.5 on a scale of 1-6 and reading and writing in fourth grade. Among district fourthgraders, the mean writing score was 3.2 compared to 3.4 for the state. The percentage of fourth-graders scoring 3 or above in the district was 54 percent compared to 60 percent statewide. In the EOC, or end-ofcourse exams, administered now in high school in four core subjects but which will replace the FCAT in a few years, the district also landed below the state average for the percentage of students in the bottom one-third of scores in U.S. History. The history EOC was administered for the rst time this year. Broken down by individual schools, the FCAT scores show a stark contrast in the two community elementary schools in the district. At Port St. Joe Elementary School, the percentage of students scoring 3 or above in applicable subjects and every grade was above the state average, save for fourth-grade writing scores. At Port St. Joe High School, the exact same was true, with 10th-grade writing the only area where the percentage students scoring at grade prociency did not reach the state standard. Wewahitchka Elementary scores told a different story. As noted several weeks ago by Deputy Superintendent for Instruction Sara Joe Wooten, third-graders at Wewahitchka Elementary knocked it out of the park on both math and reading, an impressive 76 percent of third-graders scoring 3 or above, 18 percentage points above the state average; the difference was nine percentage points in reading. And in math, 64 percent of sixth-graders and 64 percent of eighth-graders scored at or above grade level, both numbers ahead of the state average. We did strengthen some of our deciencies, especially in math and particularly in Wewahitchka, Ramsey said. That is really a positive. I applaud them for that. Wewahitchka Elementary sixth-graders also were above the state average in reading, with 68 percent reading at or above grade level compared to 59 percent statewide. However, at no other grade level or subject did the percentage of Wewahitchka students, through high school sophomores, scoring at grade level or above reach the state average. As the district has emphasized reading, the percentage of fourth-graders and fth-graders scoring 3 or above, for example, was behind the state by doubledigits, 20 percentage points among fth-graders. Comparing classes as they advanced based on FCAT scores also highlighted troubling scores, Ramsey noted. The percentage of students scoring at grade level in math and reading from grade to grade fell almost uniformly at both elementary schools, save for reading scores in Port St. Joe and math in Wewahitchka. The trend was similar at the high schools, with Wewahitchka students showing improvement in reaching grade level in math and Port St. Joe students in reading. HURRICANE from page A1Director Marshall Nelson hosted a recovery drill to ensure the emergency operations staff is ready should disaster strike during the upcoming season. We spend a lot of time talking about the initial response, but not always the recovery process, Nelson said. He focused his session on the two to four weeks after a disaster and encouraged the staff to think of scenarios they might encounter, such as how to help the injured if the hospital and health department are shut down. He also discussed costly services such as debris removal to ensure the group had a strong understanding of the events that could transpire in the weeks after a storm. Some were shocked, Nelson said. Some of them had never thought about those things. Nelson stressed the importance of being prepared both for families and individuals. He encouraged everyone to stock up on food, water and gasoline well in advance. Once a storm hits, all of the places you would get those items could be closed or destroyed, Nelson said. During times of distress, communication is vital to the safety of any community. Its all about accuracy, timing and how the message is delivered, said Jennifer Jenkins, executive director of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council and county public information ofcer. Any time the EOC is activated, Jenkins attends all briengs and meetings and reports to the Board of County Commissioners. She is also responsible for speaking with authorities, locals and the media, relaying any and all pertinent info from the EOC. The TDC has a system in place that will automatically transmit important information to residents via email, and a text message-based campaign is in the works. As always, safety is our No. 1 concern, but we also have to be mindful that our livelihood is anchored around tourism, Jenkins said. In addition to keeping the local and regional media informed during disasters, Jenkins also communicates with local businesses and rental agencies so important information is passed along to current and future tourists. Immediately after the storm, we are mindful of our messaging, nding that balance between assessing the damage, keeping everyone safe and letting visitors know we are back open for business. She also works alongside the county Public Works team to continually assess the beaches throughout hurricanes and storms, watching for damage or erosion potential visitors might need to know about. The TDC website is host to a travel advisory component that allows Jenkins to change the messaging at a moments notice, allowing for the latest information to be available at all times. Based on her 20 years of tourism marketing experience, Jenkins praised the Gulf County EMS team. Marshal is top-notch, and the way everyone works together is amazing, she said. I certainly feel safe and condent when we are activated. Nelson added, If you know who youre playing in the sandbox with, youll work together better. Hurricanes pose a constant threat to the region, and locals should always have a disaster kit on hand during the summer months. Kits should be assembled in advance and contain a minimum of three days worth of food, one gallon of water per person per day, a ashlight and extra batteries and a rst aid kit. Though local ofcials and relief workers will be on scene after a disaster, it might take up to 72 hours to reach everyone. For more information on hurricane safety and to create a plan for your family, visit www.oridadisaster.org. To sign-up for the TDC partner newsletter, send a request to info@visitgulf.com. We spend a lot of time talking about the initial response, but not always the recovery process ... Once a storm hits, all of the places you would get those items could be closed or destroyed.Marshall Nelson emergency management director

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A8 | The Star Thursday, June 13, 2013 WerepleasedtopresenttoyouthisyearsAnnualWaterQualityReport.Thisreportisdesignedtoinform youaboutthequalitywaterandserviceswedelivertoyoueveryday.TheMexicoBeachreportcoversthe periodfromJanuarytoDecember2012.Ourconstantgoalistoprovideyouwithasafeanddependable supplyofdrinkingwater.Wearecommittedtoensuringthequalityofyourwater.BayCountyistheprovider oftheCityswatersupply.TheBayCountyAnnualWaterQualityReportisalsoincludedinthisreport.Once thewaterisreceivedbyMexicoBeach,chlorineisreintroducedfordisinfectantpurposesandAquamagTM isaddedforironsequestration. SurfaceWaterSource BayCountyWatersourceisdrawnfromDeerPointLake.TheTreatmentPlantusesaconventionaltreatment processconsistingofcoagulation,occulation,sedimentation,ltration,pHadjustment,disinfection, uoridationandcorrosioncontrol.Thetreatmentprocessincludesaddinglimeoccasionallytoprovide additionalalkalinitytotherawwatersothatitcanreactwiththeprimarycoagulatingchemical-ferric sulfate,whichisaddedtoremoveparticlesandorganics.Polymerisalsoaddedtoassistinthecoagulation process.SodiumHypochloriteisaddedtomaintaindisinfectioninthedistributionsystem.Theadditionof zincorthophosphatereducesthecorrosivenessofthewater.Fluoride,intheformofhydrouosilicicacid,is addedasasupplementtopreventtoothdecay.LimeisalsoaddedattheendoftheprocesstoincreasethepH. TheseprocessesareneededtomeetthedrinkingwaterstandardsassetbytheUnitedStatesEnvironmental ProtectionAgency(EPA)andtheFloridaDepartmentofEnvironmentalProtection(FDEP). SourceWaterAssessmentPlanandWaterQualityMonitoring In2012theDepartmentofEnvironmentalProtectionperformedaSourceWaterAssessmentonBayCountys system.Theassessmentwasconductedtoprovideinformationaboutanypotentialsourcesofcontamination inthevicinityofBayCountySurfaceWaterintake.Thesurfacewatersystemisconsideredtobeathigh riskbecauseofthemanypotentialsourcesofcontaminationpresentintheassessmentarea.Theassessment resultsareavailableontheFDEPSourceWaterAssessmentandProtectionProgramwebsiteatwww.dep. state..us/swapportheycanbeobtainedfromBayCountyUtilityServicesbycalling(850)248-5010. Ifyouhaveanyquestionsaboutthisreportorconcerningyourwaterutility,pleasecontactMaryLeonard at(850)-648-3002.Weencourageourvaluedcustomerstobeinformedabouttheirwaterutility.Ifyouwant tolearnmoreaboutourutilities,pleasecontactthePublicWorksDepartmentat(850)648-5700oryoumay attendoneofourregularmonthlyCouncilmeetings,heldthesecondTuesdayofeachmonthat6:00pmCST intheMexicoBeachCivicCenter. TheCityofMexicoBeachroutinelymonitorsforcontaminantsinyourdrinkingwateraccordingtoFederal andStatelaws,rules,andregulations.Exceptwhereindicatedotherwise,thisMexicoBeachreportisbased ontheresultsofourmonitoringfortheperiodofJanuary1sttoDecember31,2012. AsauthorizedandapprovedbyEPA,theStatehasreducedmonitoringrequirementsforcertaincontaminants tolessoftenthanonceperyearbecausetheconcentrationsofthesecontaminantsarenotexpectedtovary signicantlyfromyeartoyear.Someofourdatathoughrepresentative,ismorethanoneyearold. Inthetablebelowyouwillndtermsandabbreviationsyoumightnotbefamiliarwith.Tohelpyoubetter understandthesetermsweveprovidedthefollowingdenitions: MaximumContaminantLevelorMCL:Thehighestlevelofacontaminantthatisallowedindrinkingwater. MCLsaresetasclosetotheMCLGsasfeasibleusingthebestavailabletreatmenttechnology. MaximumContaminantLevelGoalorMCLG:Thelevelofacontaminantindrinkingwaterbelowwhich thereisnoknownorexpectedrisktohealth.MCLGsallowforamarginofsafety. Non-detectorNDmeansnotdetectedandindicatesthatthesubstancewasnotfoundbylaboratoryanalysis Nonapplicable(N/A).Doesnotapply. ActionLevel(AL):Theconcentrationofacontaminant,which,ifexceeded,triggerstreatmentorother requirements,whichawatersystemmustfollow. Partspermillion(ppm)orMilligramsperliter(mg/I)onepartpermillioncorrespondstooneminuteintwo yearsorasinglepennyin$10,000.00. Partsperbillion(ppb)orMicrogramsperliter(ig/1)onepartperbillioncorrespondstooneminutein2,000 yearsorasinglepennyin$10,000,000.00. Picocurieperliter(pCi/L)-measureoftheradioactivityinwater. NephelometricTurbidityUnit(NTU)Themeasurementoftheclarityofwater.Turbidityinexcessof5 NTUisjustnoticeabletotheaverageperson. TT(Treatmenttechnique)Requiredprocessintendedtoreducethelevelofacontaminantindrinkingwater. MRDL(MaximumResidualDisinfectantLevel)Thehighestlevelofdisinfectantallowedindrinking water.Thereisconvincingevidencethatadditionofadisinfectantisnecessaryforcontrolofmicrobial contaminants. MRDLG(MaximumResidualDisinfectantLevelGoal)Thelevelofadrinkingwaterdisinfectantbelow whichthereisnoknownorexpectedrisktohealth.MRDLGsdonotreectthebenetsoftheuseof disinfectantstocontrolmicrobialcontaminants. InitialDistributionSystemEvaluation(IDSE):AnimportantpartoftheStage2DisinfectionByproducts Rule(DBPR).TheIDSEisaone-timestudyconductedbywatersystemstoidentifydistributionsystems locationswithhighconcentrationsoftotaltrihalomethanes(TTHMs)andhaloaceticacids(HAA5).Water systemswilluseresultsfromtheIDSE,inconjunctionwiththeirStage1DBPRcompliancemonitoringdata, toselectcompliancemonitoringlocationsfortheStage2DBPR.WaterQualityTestResultsIfpresent,elevatedlevelsofleadcancauseserioushealthproblems,especiallyforpregnant womenandyoungchildren.Leadindrinkingwaterisprimarilyfrommaterialsandcomponentsassociated withservicelinesandhomeplumbing.MexicoBeachServicesareresponsibleforprovidinghighquality drinkingwater,butcannotcontrolthevarietyofmaterialsusedinplumbingcomponents.Whenyourwater hasbeensittingforseveralhours,youcanminimizethepotentialforleadexposurebyushingyourtapfor 30secondsto2minutesbeforeusingwaterfordrinkingorcooking.Ifyouareconcernedaboutleadinyour water,youmaywishtohaveyourwatertested.Informationonleadindrinkingwater,testingmethods,and stepsyoucantaketominimizeexposureisavailablefromtheSafeDrinkingWaterHotlineorathttp:www. epa.gov/safewater/lead. Thesourcesofdrinkingwater(bothtapwaterandbottlewater)includerivers,lakes,streams, ponds,reservoirs,springs,andwells.Aswatertravelsoverthesurfaceofthelandorthroughtheground,it dissolvesnaturallyoccurringmineralsand,insomecases,radioactivematerial,andcanpickupsubstances resultingfromthepresenceofanimalsorfromhumanactivity. Contaminantsthatmaybepresentinsourcewaterinclude: (A)Microbialcontaminants,suchasvirusesandbacteria,whichmaycomefromsewagetreatment plants,septicsystems,agriculturallivestockoperations,andwildlife. (B)Inorganiccontaminants,suchassaltsandmetals,whichcanbenaturally-occurringorresultfrom urbanstormwaterrunoff,industrialordomesticwastewaterdischarges,oilandgasproduction,mining,or farming. (C)Pesticidesandherbicides,whichmaycomefromavarietyofsourcessuchasagriculture,urban stormwaterrunoff,andresidentialuses. (D)Organicchemicalcontaminants,includingsyntheticandvolatileorganicchemicals,whichare byproductsofindustrialprocessesandpetroleumproduction,andmaycomefromgasstations,urbanstorm waterrunoff,andsepticsystems. (E)Radioactivecontaminants,whichcanbenaturallyoccurringorbetheresultofoilandgasproduction andminingactivities. Inordertoensurethattapwaterissafetodrink,EPAprescribesregulationswhichlimittheamountofcertain contaminantsinwaterprovidedbypublicwatersystems. FDAregulationsestablishlimitsforcontaminantsinbottledwater,whichmustprovidethesameprotection forpublichealth. Drinkingwater,includingbottledwater,mayreasonablybeexpectedtocontainatleastsmallamounts ofsomecontaminants.Thepresenceofcontaminantsdoesnotnecessarilyindicatethatthewaterposesa healthrisk.Moreinformationaboutcontaminantsandpotentialhealtheffectscanbeobtainedbycallingthe EnvironmentalProtectionAgencysSafeDrinkingWaterHotlineat1-800-426-4791. Somepeoplemaybemorevulnerabletocontaminantsindrinkingwaterthanthegeneralpopulation.Immunecompromisedpersonssuchaspersonswithcancerundergoingchemotherapy,personswhohaveundergone organtransplants,peoplewithHIV/AIDSorotherimmunesystemdisorders,someelderly,andinfantscanbe particularlyatriskfrominfections.Thesepeopleshouldseekadviceaboutdrinkingwaterfromtheirhealth careproviders.EPA/CDCguidelinesonappropriatemeanstolessentheriskofinfectionbyCryptosporidium andothermicrobiologicalcontaminantsareavailablefromtheSafeDrinkingWaterHotline(800-426-4791). WeatCityofMexicoBeachworktoprovidetopqualitywatertoeverytap.Weaskthatallourcustomershelp usprotectourwatersources,whicharetheheartofourcommunity,ourwayoflifeandourchildrensfuture.2012AnnualDrinkingWaterQualityReport MexicoBeachWaterSystem 2012MEXICOBEACHTESTRESULTSTABLEContaminantand Unitof Measurement DatesofSampling(mo./yr.)ALExceededY/N 90thPercentileResult No.of samplingsites exceeding theAL MCLG AL (Action Level) LikelySourceof Contamination LEADANDCOPPERTAPWATER Copper(tapwater)(ppm) Aug.& Sept. 2011 N0.140of201.31.3 Corrosionofhouseholdplumbingsystems;erosionofnatural deposits;leachingfromwood preservatives Lead(tapwater)(ppb) Aug.& Sept. 2011 N10of20015 Corrosionofhouseholdplumbingsystems;erosionofnatural deposits STAGE1DISINFECTANT/DISINFECTIONBYPRODUCTD/DBPDisinfectantor Contaminant &Unitof Measurement DatesofSampling(mo./yr.)MCLor MRDLViolation Y/NLevel Detected Range of ResultsMCLG or MRDLGMCL or MRDL LikelySourceof Contamination HaloaceticAcid(ve) (HAAS)(ppb) 01/129/12 N2915.55-40.8N/AMCL=60 Byproductofdrinkingwater disinfection TTHM(TotalTrihalomethanes)(ppb) 01/129/12 N5026.2-96.5N/AMCL=80 Byproductofdrinkingwater disinfection Chlorine(ppm) 1/1212/12 N0.850.2-1.3MRDLG =4MRDL =4.0 Wateradditiveusedtocontrol microbes Note:TheresultintheLevelDetectedcolumnforTTHMs,HAA5sandChlorinearethehighestofthefourquarterlyrunningannualaveragesofresultsfrom allsamplingsites. STAGE2DISINFECTANT/DISINFECTIONBYPRODUCTD/DBPContaminant &Unitof Measurement DatesofSampling(mo./yr.)MCLor MRDLViolation Y/NLevel Detected Range of ResultsMCLG or MRDLGMCL or MRDL LikelySourceof Contamination HaloaceticAcid(ve) (HAAS)(ppb) 10/1212/12 N/AN/A21.1-23.1N/AMCL=60 Byproductofdrinkingwater disinfection TTHM(TotalTrihalomethanes)(ppb) 10/1212/12 N/AN/A32.5-35.1N/AMCL=80 Byproductofdrinkingwater disinfection Note:LevelDetectedcolumnforTTHMs,HAA5sisbasedonfourquartersofresults. 2012BAYCOUNTYTESTRESULTSTABLEMICROBIALCONTAMINANTS Contaminantand Unitof Measurement DatesofSampling(mo./yr.)MCLViolationY/N The Highest SingleMeasurementTheLowestMonthly Percentageof Samples MeetingRegulatory Limits MCLGMCL LikelySourceof Contamination Turbidity(NTU) 01/1212/12 N0.91 95.7N/ATTSoilRuno Turbidityisameasureofthecloudinessofthewater.Wemonitoritbecauseitisagoodindicatoroftheeectivenessofourltrationsystem.Highturbidity canhindertheeectivenessofdisinfectants.*ThetreatmentTechniquestandardrequiresthat95%oftheturbidityreadingsbeat0.3NTUorless. RADIOACTIVECONTAMINANTS Contaminantand Unitof Measurement DatesofSampling(mo./yr.)MCLViolationY/N Level Detected Rangeof Results MCLGMCL LikelySourceof Contamination Radium226+228or combinedRadium(pCi/L) Apr-11N0.8 N/A 05Erosionofnaturaldeposits INORGANICCONTAMINANTS Contaminantand Unitof Measurement DatesofSampling(mo./yr.)MCLViolationY/N Level Detected Rangeof Results MCLGMCL LikelySourceof Contamination Antimony(ppb) Apr-12N0.4 N/A 66 Dischargefrompetroleum reneries;reretardants; ceramics;electronics;solder Barium(ppm) Apr-12N0.0101N/A 22 Dischargeofdrillingwastes; dischargefrommetalreneries;erosionofnaturaldeposits Beryllium(ppb) Apr-12N0.2 N/A 44 Dischargefrommetalreneries andcoalburningfactories; dischargefromelectrical,aerospace,anddefenseindustries Cadmium(ppb) Apr-12N0.1 N/A 55 Corrosionofgalvanizedpipes; erosionofnaturaldeposits; dischargefrommetalreneries;runofromwastebatteries andpaints Flouride(ppm) Apr-12N0.90 N/A 44.0 Erosionofnaturaldeposits; dischargefromfertilizerand aluminumfactories.Wateradditivewhichpromotesstrong teethattheoptimumlevelof 0.7ppm Nickel(ppb) Apr-12N3.1 N/AN/A100 Pollutionfromminingand reningoperations.Natural occurrenceinsoil. Selenium(ppb) Apr-12N1.2 N/A5050 Dischargefrompetroleum andmetalreneries;erosion ofnaturaldeposits;discharge frommines Sodium(ppm) Apr-12N7 N/AN/A160 Saltwaterintrusion;leaching fromsoil Lead(pointofentry)(ppb)April12N0.4 N/A 015 Residuefromman-madepollutionsuchasautoemissions andpaint;leadpipe,casing, andsolder TOTALORGANICCARBON Contaminantand Unitof Measurement DatesofSampling(mo./yr.)TT Violation Y/NLowest Running Annual Average, Computed Quarterly, ofMonthly Removal RatiosRangeofMonthly RamovalRatios MCLGMCL LikelySourceof Contamination TotalOrganicCarbonJan-Dec12N1.491.41-1.97N/ATT Naturallypresentinthe environment

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Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Port St. Joe Star. 1) What will you ordinarily lose 94 of during the course of your life? Purse or wallet, Keys, Combs or brushes, Bones 2) Which state uses the slogan Wild, Wonderful for its license plates? W. Virginia, Montana, Vermont, Oregon 3) The rst neon sign was made in 1923 for what type of dealership? Frigidaire, Singer, Ford, Packard 4) A big banger is a large one of what in auto-racing circles? Sandwich, Engine, Tire iron, Pit crew 5) What does a pintle ordinarily hold together? Lamp, Lock, Hinge, Kettle 6) Which dart score is dubbed Sunset Strip? 11, 21, 77, 100 7) On the human body whats a scapula? Kneecap, Shoulder blade, Forehead, Nostril 8) How old was Booth when he assassinated Lincoln? 26, 31, 42, 58 9) Baseball umpires are commonly referred to as what color? Red, Blue, Black, Green 10) What group invented the wheelbarrow? Chinese, Romans, Egyptians, Irish 11) When was the rst diet soft drink called the No-Cal Beverage launched? 1944, 1952, 1969, 1974 12) Who was the rst NBA guard to average 30 points a game for the season? Robertson, Selvy, Frazier, Cousy 13) Willys-Overland was the rst owner of what popular trademark? Civic, Beetle, BMW, Jeep 14) What per-say is the safest shell sh to eat raw? Shrimp, Lobster, Scallops, Oysters ANSWERS 1) Bones. 2) W. Virginia. 3) Packard. 4) Engine. 5) Hinge. 6) 77. 7) Shoulder blade. 8) 26. 9) Blue. 10) Chinese. 11) 1952. 12) Robertson. 13) Jeep. 14) Scallops. COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, June 13, 2013 BPage 1Section Centennial TRIVIAQ: In this 1907 photograph the city of Apalachicola celebrates the arrival of the Apalachicola Northern Railroads rst train into town. Even before the arrival of the rst train the stockholders of the new railroad realized that Apalachicola Bay was too shallow for the new larger ocean-going ships that were expected. Instead, they chose to make the deeper waters of St. Joseph Bay (and Port St. Joe) the center of railroad and port activities. What event in United States history helped in uence the stockholders decision? Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com Fourth times a charm for AylmerBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Raymond Elmo Aylmer wanted to go out on a high note. The driver at Gulf Public Transportation was thinking that competing in 11 Florida Paratransit Roadeos and four National Paratransit Roadeos over the past 16 years might be enough. He had won two more rst-place trophies at the Florida competition last month, stamping a ticket to the national competition and wondered if maybe this would be it. Then he reached nationals the rst week of June in Albuquerque, N.M. and, after three previous attempts had come up just short, took home a national title and a huge trophy to add to his collection. It took four times and I nally did it, Alymer said. I was thinking about going out of Roadeo this year on an up note. After winning at nationals, I dont think I can get out. To nally win that coveted national title in the Van Division Aylmer had to face down a familiar foe. Every time Alymer reached nationals he has been in the top three in state eight times and nished second once at nationals Alymer had competed against the same driver from the same organization in Alabama. Each and every time that driver got the best of Aylmer. This year, it was Alymers turn. The margin of victory: a single point, 856-855 on a scale that tops out at 1,000 points. The competition was tight, Aylmer said. In another division, the top ve places were separated by just 35 points. This one driver from this one organization in Alabama always won. Every year. He won in 2008 when I was second. I told myself I have got to beat him. As the nal scores were posted and read aloud to the competitors, Aylmer heard he wasnt in third place. I had either bombed out TIM CROFT | The StarAfter three unsuccessful attempts, Raymond Elmo Aylmer won a national championship at the National Paratransit Roadeo in Albuquerque, N.M.PLEASE SEE AYLMER | B6 Summer art classes now in sessionBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Those on the hunt for some creative summer fun should plan to head to The Artery where classes soon will be in session. Leslie Wentzell started her summer programs two years ago and has garnered strong interest from the local and tourist communities. I wanted to bring the availability to be creative to the community whether its kids or adults, Wentzell said. To meet the demand from summer visitors to the area, the majority of this years classes will be self-contained so that visitors can include their kids for a day, even if theyre just passing through. Over the course of the next six weeks there will be plenty to do as Tuesday afternoons will play host to a three-hour art class for children ages 11 and older. A silk painting class will be hosted each Wednesday morning. During the nontraditional class, attendees will paint on a silk scarf and take the wearable art home the same day, making a one-of-akind souvenir. Wentzell said, One of the things I like to do is look at broader arts that we can bring to people. Children 6-10 who have completed kindergarten can attend classes on Thursday mornings. Each of the classes will explore a different theme and creative medium. Plans are being developed for additional classes including a focus on acrylics and watercolor paints. I wanted to have a lot of things that people can drop in and do, especially on rainy days, Wentzell said. Classes will not be in session during the week of Fourth of July when the town will be participating in the Centennial Celebration, marking the 100th birthday of Port St. Joe. PLEASE SEE ART | B6Special to The StarWe only have one heart! I want to take care of mine and help people take care of theirs, too. This year, Port St. Joe Elementary School set a personal goal to raise money for the American Heart Association by participating in the Jump Rope for Heart event at our school. We also challenged our students by telling them if we reach our goal I would allow them to tape me to the wall. I am very proud to say not only did we meet that goal but we went over by $1,000. This year our students raised $5,601.50 for Jump Rope for Heart. I would like to take this time and thank all those students who participated in Jump Rope for Heart and thank all the family and friends for supporting this wonderful cause. Thank You! Coach Quinn and Mrs. Jewell HopperSpecial to THE STARAbove, the students begin the taping of Sandy Quinn to the wall of the gymnasium at Port St. Joe Elementary School, a reward for their fundraising and jumping skills. Below, Coach Sandy Quinn is taped to the wall while Jewell Hopper escapes as reward for students performance during Jump Rope for Heart.Jump Rope for HeartPort St. Joe Elementary students tape teacher to the wall

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TheHumaneSocietyhasanabundanceofsmalldogsatthistime.Ifyouarelookingforapetitecompanionwe haveyourpet.Chihuahua,DachshundandTerriersareavailableforadoptionnow.Dinkpicturedaboveisavery well-manneredgentleman.Hewalksverywellonhisleashandknowsthecommandofsit.Heloveskidsandadults alikeandwouldmakeagreatfamilydog. Ifyouareunabletoadoptatthistime,perhaps youcouldfosterormakeaDonation.All petsadoptedfromSJBHSwillbecurrenton vaccinationsandspayed/neutered.Pleasedo nothesitatetoemailtownsend.hsdirector@ gmail.comoradoptbaystjoe@gmail.comorcall theSt.JosephBayHumaneSocietyat850-2271103andaskforMelodyorDebbie!Applications areavailableatwww.sjbhumanesociety.orgWe requireallpotentialadopterstocompletean applicationform.Adoptionfeesincludeourcost ofspay/neuterandcurrentvaccinations.OurhoursfortheshelterareTuesday-Saturdayfrom10am-4pm! FaithsThriftHutisalwaysinneedofdonationsalso,andalltheproceedsgodirectlytosupporttheanimalsinour care!ThehoursforthestoreareThursday-Saturdayfrom10am-3pm.Volunteersarealwayswelcomeatbothour storeandourshelter!Ourstoreandshelterlocationis1007TenthStreetinPortSt.Joe!Hopetoseeyoualltheresoon!www.sjbhumanesociety.org Ifyouaremissingapetorwanttoadoptanewpet, pleasecheckwithyourlocalHumaneSocietyorShelter. FollowusonFacebook:St.JosephBayHumaneSociety SponsorthePetoftheWeek!forONLY$15perweek $60permonthJoelReed814.7377orKariFortune227.7847 CallToday GreatService-FairPriceQualityInternalMedicineSoftTissue/OrthopedicSurgeryDentistryCleanand SpaciousFacility AlbertByas,DVM StephenCollier,DVM300LongAve PSJ,FL32456 850-229-6009Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:30PM ANIMALHOSPITALofPortSt.Joe24-HourEmergencyServiceForOurCurrentClients 2091938 SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, June 13, 2013 William Shelton Quarles Jr. and Jacquelyn Kenney Quarles celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, June 11, 2013. Pictured at left are the happy couple, Jackie and Billy Quarles, with their greatgranddaughter, Violet Logan Landwehr, at the Sunset Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe. Sandra and Harold Rafeld of St. Joe Beach announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Jesse Harold Rafeld, to Kristin Leila Posey, daughter of Marsha Posey of Highland View. The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Gulf County Senior Citizens Community Center at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. No local invitations are being sent all friends and family of the couple are invited. The couple is registered at Target and Walmart. Jesse and Kristin will be residing in Bethlehem, Pa., where Jesse will be teaching and furthering his education at Lehigh University this fall. Happy 2nd Birthday Parker Dwight Butler We love you baby! Love, Mom, Dad, Miles, Rilan, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins Fred and Mary Buskens of Overstreet will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 15, with an afternoon reception given by their children. This event will take place at Highland View Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall. The Buskens family would like to invite all of their friends and family to come and help celebrate this joyous occasion from 3-6 p.m. ET. Highland View Baptist is at 310 Ling St. in Highland View. The couple was married June 12, 1953, at The Lagoon Baptist Church in Gulf Shores, Ala. They are blessed with three children, June Davis and husband Eddie, Frederick Buskens and wife, Rose, Kim Gainey and husband, Mike; eight grandchildren, ve great-grandchildren. The Buskens are members of Highland View Baptist Church.Senior Citizens needs your helpStar staff reportThe Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who ever served in the Armys 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our annual reunion in Columbus, Ga., from Sept. 17-21 contact secretarytreasurer, Bob Haynes, at 2idahq@comcast.net or 224-225-1202.Star Staff ReportGulf County Senior Citizens, at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, is asking for donations of non-perishable foods for our low-income seniors such as juice, canned tuna and chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for our clients that love to play bingo several times a week. Also needed are donations of items for arts and crafts. We provide a hot nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and older. Transportation may be available to our meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to our sites in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for meals and activities or who would like to donate any of the items noted above, call Debbie at 229-8466. Army 2nd Division reunion HAPPY BIRTHDAY BBUSKENS CELEBRATE 60 YEARS 1953-2013 POSEY, RAFFIELD ENGAGEMENT, WEDDING QUARLES CELEBRATE 60 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

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SmartLensesSMCanproduceclearvisionwithoutglasses, atalldistances BoardCertified andCataractSurgeonBoardCertified andCataractSurgeon 1109456 CouponExpires:6-30-13 CODE:PJ00 School NewsThe Star| B3Thursday, June 13, 2013 Sandra and Harold Rafeld proudly announce the graduation with honors of their son, Jesse Harold Rafeld, from Florida State University with a degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in physics and a minor in mathematics on May 3 at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center. Jesse will continue his education at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. this fall.Special to The Star The following students made the honor roll for the 4th nine weeks at Port St. Joe Elementary. First grade all As: Estevan Angel, Jenna Bareld, Aiden Black, Bella Canington, Desirae Causey, Samantha Childers, Cody Combow, Tanner Fogle, Wake Giffen, Arlena Gleichner, Owen Grantland, Brandon Heckenlively, Kylie Ingalls, Danica Kelly, Luke Pickels, Kaylee Schweikert, Kelsie Tomes, Fisher Vandertulip, Elyse Williams. First grade As and Bs : JaMarrien Becton, Zoey Burkett, Ashleigh Causey, Chase Dykes, Kelsey Ellwood, Mary Margaret Farrell, Dawson Fisher, Shauna Flowers, Lauren Givens, Carson Hendricks, Braden Jackson, Travis Jenkins, Teagan Jones, Makenna Kurnitsky, Lance Larry, Cassidy Lewis, Isaiah Mims, Zhyion Quinn, Alivia Randall, Dakota Tousignant, Jackson Vaughn, Brooke White. Second grade all As: Austen Bales, Sam Brown, Jackson Buckner, Skylar Clayton, Eli Fidler, Kaydan Haisten, Celeste Hamm, Luke Lentz, Karys Linton, Dane Mallon, Alexis Price, Gabriella Price, Hannah Riley, Janasia Walker Second grade As and Bs: Isa Barwick, Cheon Beachum, Madison Burkett, Maelynn Butler, Keith Cantrill, Alexis Causey, Walker Chumney, Donovan Cumbie, Desirae Dew, Nathan Duong, Ian Finch, Alexandria Fountain, Jaydon Gant, Payton Garland, Gunner Grogan, Gavin Haddock, Levi Hanlon, Raelynn Hardy, Damari Johnson, Prince Jones, Jacob Justice, Chase Lanford, Trinten Lee, Bladen Levins, Cole Moore, Kaiden Pitts, Jasslyn Rafeld, Cedric Rey, Ricky Sherrill, Shanecia Sims, Saylor Tull, Sayla Wade, Addi Watts, Britt White, Caitlin White, Terry Lee Whitlock, Dane Wright, Lajuan Zaccaro. Third grade all As: Trent Antley, Aiden Bolton, Elliana Burkett, Santana Causey, Shelby Causey, Halston Fulk, Zoe Gerlach, Natalie Graziano, Laura Beth Hill, Porter Hodges, Donovan Miniat, Erica Ramsey, Ava Ryan, Megan Saleh, Sarah Beth Thompson. Third grade As and Bs: Brianna Biagini, Sammya Brown, Paloma BurgosHarris, Destiny Dykes, Chasity Finch, Ricky Rorbes-Rosado, Madelyn Gortemoller, Jayden Hayes, Emily Lacour, Alexandria Thomason, Leighton Whiteld, Lily Wockenfuss. Fourth grade all As: Leanna Baumgardner, Henry Balogh, Savannah Burkett, Allie Godwin, Tyler Guthrie, Lauren Jenkins, Bryson Lee, Loren Martin, Caleb Wright. Fourth grade all As and Bs: Austin Ard, Lyndsey Butler, Hana Cline, Laci Conley, Parker Cornwell, Jacob Davis, Ali Evans, Sarah Fidler, Clay Fox, Hailey Harriman, Corbin Ingalls, Ashlen Kyle, Kevin Lacivita, Lanecia Larry, Mattison Mills, Clint Moore, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Terry Rae Phillips, Jack Randall, Philip Riley, Austin Robinson, Alex Strickland, Hannah Tomlinson, Analisa Treglown, Gabrielle Wood, Tyler Young. Fifth grade all As: Jade Cothran, Sean Farnsley, Bailey Lake, Sara Whiteld. Fifth Grade As and Bs: Brandon Barnes, Miranda Brown, Micaela Fedd, John Austin Gee, Madi Gingell, Kelvin Grifn, Colton Jones, Courtney Jones, Zack McFarland, Rainey Nobles, Malena Ramsey, Caroline Sapp, Rachel Sherman, Hannah Smith. Sixth grade all As: Hannah Anderson, Jarrett Browning, Caleb Butts, Josh Butts, Tyler Cornwell, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Hannah Graziano, Cole Haddock, Delaney Ingalls, Jacob Kennedy, Ana Lacivita. Sixth grade As and Bs: Trey Bareld, Joel Bogaert, Christopher Bryan, Justin Butler, Devin Crews, Victoria Fountain, Jaden Grantland, Corban Grogan, Lexi Holland, Kharisma Langston, Kyndell Moore, Hannah Simpson, Haleigh Smith, Bryce Thomas, Lauren Tomlinson, Jonnolan Treglown, Morgan Vaughn.Special to THE St T AR To be in the royal AR court students had to have above 100 AR points: Back row top ve: Princess Destiny Palmer, Queen Katie Shealy, King Briceson Davis, Prince Wesley Hunt and Prince Caden Wooten Front row Princesses: Jillian Driggers, Kaylee Easter and Bryanna Jones. Absent not pictured: Taylor Roberts Special to THE St T ARMr. Harpers fourth-grade class used rhythm and rhyme during a two-week poetry unit. The students put their pens in motion using several different writing styles in the publishing and illustrating of their very own poetry books. There might be an Elizabeth Barrett Browning or a John Keats amidst the group. At the very least, the students have produced a book capturing their creativity. PORT ST. JOE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HONOR ROLL RAFFIELD GRADUATES FROM FSU FSU WES 3RD-GRADE ROYAL AR COURT STUDYING POETRY AT WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY

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SOUTHERLANDFAMILY FUNERALHOME(850)229-8111 (TraditionalServices1928BCP) MorningPrayer&HolyCommunion Sunday...............10:00A.M.TheRev.LouLittle,PriestServicesTemporarilyatSeniorCitizensCenter, 120LibraryDrive AnUnchangingFaithInAChangingWorld COMFORTER FUNERALHOME (850)227-1818 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 (850)229-9596 SundaySchool............................10a.m. SundayMorningWorship...........11a.m. SundayEveningWorship..............6p.m. WednesdayEveningService.......7p.m. TOUCHINGLIVES WITHTHELOVE OFJESUS 6pm CumbaaMonuments,Inc. Serving NWFlorida Since1963JAMES(JR)GROVERPh:850-674-8449 Cell:850-899-0979 jrgrov@msn.com Blountstown,FL32424 CompareOurPrices-FindtheOnetoFitYourBudget 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 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 Dr.GeoffreyLentz Pastor BobbiLassiter MinistertoFamilies AnnComforter DirectorofMusic 1001ConstitutionDr. 850.227.1724 www.psjumc.org SundaySchedule9:00AMEST-WorshipontheWater, underthesailsonSt.JosephBay. 11:00AMEST-SanctuaryService withSpecialChildrenstime. FAITHThursday, June 13, 2013 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.comSpecial to The StarPractical ways to shed a bad habit or take a positive step in life will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, June 17. The program, titled How to Stop Doing What You Hate: Taming Your Mind, features an exclusive lmed interview with clinical hypnotherapist Deborah Lindemann. This is a helpful hour for anyone who struggles with an addiction, smoking, losing weight, or another challenge in life, Lifetree representative Craig Cable said. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. Power of subconscious explored at Lifetree Caf Faith BRIEFSFrom staff reportsYouth Fun DayYouth Fun Day will take place at 3 p.m. ET on June 15 at the Washington Recreation Center at Peters Park. Enjoy a day of family, food and fun. The event is sponsored by Youth Life Empowerment Inc. The Washington Recreation Center is at 414 Kenny St. in Port St. Joe. For more information contact Chaka Thomas at 850-774-8407.Yard/Bake Sale at FUMC of Mexico BeachThe First United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach, at 111 N. 22nd St., will be having a yard and bake sale (rain or shine) from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. CT on Saturday, June 15. Breakfast and lunch will be available. All proceeds will bene t the Churchs Building Fund. Anyone wishing to donate to this event may call 227-6831 or 648-4905. All donations will be greatly appreciated. VBS at FUMC of PSJ Join the fun at Backyard Bible Camp at First United Methodist Church. Bible Camp will last from Monday, June 17 until Friday, June 21. The excitement begins at 5:30 p.m. each day and the fun ends at 8 p.m. For more information call Bobbi Lassiter at the church office 227-1724. Beach Baptist Chapel VBSCome ride the Colossal Coaster and have no fear. Registration is from 6-7 p.m. ET on June 19. Vacation Bible School will be 6-8:30 p.m. ET June 24-28. For more information call Beach Baptist Chapel from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday at 647-3950.VBS at Oak Grove ChurchOak Grove Church presents Duck Commanders Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. ET June 26-28. Thank you so much for all the cards, food, and visits during the loss of my dad, Buddy Rehberg. He was such a wonderful man and he will be truly missed by many. This community has blessed our family through this crisis and lifted us up during this time of sadness. Your kindness and love will never be forgotten. Webb, Jo, Laura-Leigh and Carley ClementsRehberg family Card of ThanksJames Paul McCorvey, 48, of Wewahitchka passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013. He had been a resident of Wewahitchka for the past 33 years and was retired from the Department of Corrections. He is survived by his two children, James McCorvey and wife, Jennifer of Panama City, and their daughter Phoebe, and Beau McCorvey and girlfriend, Robyn Turner of Wewahitchka; three brothers, Mark, Danny, and Michael; and three sisters, Bonnie, Sheryl, and Christy. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. CT Friday, June 7, 2013 at Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka. All services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka Branch Chapel. OBITUARIESJames Paul McCorvey See OBITUARIES B5Steven Richard White, of Port St Joe, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, May 31, 2013, at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee. Steve was born in Hastings, Mich., on June 4, 1951. In 1956, he and his family moved to Apalachicola where he attended Chapman Schools, and he graduated from Chapman High School in 1970. After graduation Steve joined the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged on July 1, 1976. Steve worked at the St. Joe Paper Co. until it closed in 1998, and then for Century Boat Co. in Panama City, until it closed in 2007. Steves lifelong hobby was airplanes. He designed, built, and ew radio controlled airplanes. He was a member of the Five Points R/C Flyers in Port St. Joe. Steven was preceded in death by his father Richard N. White, in 1978. He is survived by his two sons. Michael White (Sherry), of Eastpoint, and Daniel White (Jeana), of St. George Island; his mother, Irene White, of Apalachicola; his sister Sandra Bradley (Wayne), of Chipley; grandsons, Cameron, Chandler, and Chance White, of Eastpoint; and his nephews, Nick Vathis Jr., of Panama City, and Richard Vathis, of Chipley. A memorial service will be on Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastpoint Church of God. Visitation will be from 6-6:30 p.m.Steven Richard White THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK

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GULFCOUNTY CURRENTS BetterBusiness Bureau 52,000 PUBLICNOTICEAPublicHearingwillbeheldatthe PlanningandDevelopmentReview Board(PDRB)meetingonMonday, June17,2013at8:45a.m.EST,andat theBoardofCountyCommissioners (BOCC)meetingonTuesday,June 25,2013at9:00a.m.EST.Both publichearingswillbeheldinthe BOCCMeetingRoomattheRobert M.MooreAdministrationBuilding, 1000CecilG.CostinSr.Blvd.,Port St.Joe,Florida.epublichearings willbetodiscussandactonthe following: ORDINANCENO.2013-03 ANORDINANCEPERTHE REQUIREMENTSOFFLORIDA STATUE163.3201TOADOPT LANDDEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS;ANDTHE REQUIREMENTSOFFLORIDA STATUE163.3202FORTHELAND DEVELOPMENTREGULATIONS TOBECONSISTENTWITHTHE ADOPTEDCOMPREHENSIVE PLAN;PROVIDINGFORREPEAL OFORDINANCEINCONFLICT THEREWITH,PROVIDINGFOR SEVERABLITYANDPROVIDING FORANEFFECTIVEDATE. epublicisencouragedtoattend andbeheardonthesematters. Informationpriortothemeetingcan beviewedatthePlanningDepartment at1000CecilG.CostinSr.Blvd., Room3112013.69 APublicHearingwillbeheldat thePlanningandDevelopment ReviewBoard(PDRB)meeting onMonday,June17,2013at8:45 a.m.EST,andattheBoardof CountyCommissioners(BOCC) meetingonTuesday,June25, 2013at9:00a.m.EST.Both publichearingswillbeheldin theBOCCMeetingRoomatthe RobertM.MooreAdministration Building,1000CecilG.CostinSr. Blvd.,PortSt.Joe,Florida.The publichearingswillbetodiscuss andactonthefollowing:1.ApprovalofMinutes. 2.PublicHearingforthe proposedrevisionstothe CountyLandDevelopment RegulationsandPolicies (LDR)scheduledforadoption attheJune25,2013BOCC meeting. 3.Staff,PublicandOpen Discussion.Thepublicisencouragedtoattend andbeheardonthesematters. Informationpriortothemeeting canbeviewedatthePlanning Departmentat1000CecilG. CostinSr.Blvd.,Room311.PUBLICNOTICE2013.70 gulfcoastderm.com PORTST.JOE|PANAMACITY TriciaBerry,ARNP| AdvancedRegisteredNursePractitionerWhatdoesthismeanforyou? Accesstotheregionswidestrangeof advancedskincancertreatments,including painlessSupercialRadiationTherapyand Mohsmicrographicsurgery Same-weekappointments Ourphysician-supervisedspa,offering proventreatmentsfortotalskin revitalizationandrejuvenation Tomakeanappointmentorschedulea complimentarycosmeticconsultation, pleasecall 1-877-231-DERM(3376). MEDICAL|SURGICAL|COSMETICTOTALACCESS.TOTALCONFIDENCE.TOTALCAREFORYOURSKIN. TheMagicofCapeSanBlas andtheSurroundingAreaBooksavailableat: NoNameBookstore, BluewaterOutriggers, AreaBookstores,MaddoxHouse**AvailableOnline**www.marlenewomack.com LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, June 13, 2013Haywood Borders, 87, of Wewahitchka, Fla., went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2013. He was born June 13, 1925 to C. D. and Priscilla Borders at Early, Fla. There to welcome him was his father, C.D. Borders and mother Priscilla Daniels Borders; his brothers Boyd Borders and Bobby Lee Borders; and his sisters Hazel Warren, Nadine Robertson, Ophelia Ann Brooks and Etta Mae Borders. He was the business owner of Sportsmans Service Station for 39 years, and worked for Gulf County for 10 years before retiring. Haywood was a deacon at First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Ophelia Fortner Borders; son, Charles Borders and wife, Helen; daughter Lynda Shealy and husband, Gil; and Shirley Watts; grandsons Haywood Shealy and wife, Robin, and Woody Borders and wife, Tonia; granddaughters Lynn Ward and Ashley Watts; great-granddaughters Cassie Barnwell, Tabitha Ward, Chelsea Cook, Beca Shealy, Katie Shealy, and Isabella Shealy; one great-great grandson Iain Barnwell, and lots of nieces and nephews. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. C.D.T. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka, conducted by the Rev. Mike Stroud. Interment followed in the family plot in Pleasant Rest Cemetery, Overstreet,. The family received friends at the church for an hour before the service. Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka Branch Chapel OBITUARIES from page B4Haywood Borders Randell E. McClainRandell E. Randy McClain, 77, of Port St. Joe, Fla., went home to be with Christ on June 10, 2013. He selessly fought cancer with dignity and strength for the past year before he passed away at Covenant Hospice in-patient care at Bay Medical Center. Randell was born in Cottondale, Fla., on Sept. 5, 1935. He is survived by his wife, Judy, whom he married on Aug. 6, 1960, sharing his life and love with her more than 50 years. Together they raised three daughters, Lori Cardoso, Traci Adkison and Randi McClain-Wolf, affectionately known and often introduced as No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3. He also was very proud of his son-in-laws, Jim Cardoso, Chris Adkison and Dale Wolf, as well as, six grandchildren, Allise, Mitchell, McClain, Tanner, Alexis and Dustin. He also is survived by his brother, Marvin McClain and brother-in-law, Gary Norton and family. Randell was preceded in death by his parents, sister, sister-in-law and brother-in-law. He served his country in the United States Air Force where he began learning a trade that led to a career he cherished for 52 years at the radar/microwave tracking site at Cape San Blas, along with co-workers he called friends and family. Randell was a long-standing member of the Long Avenue Baptist Church family where he served his Lord and Savior faithfully handling most any task from changing light bulbs in the sanctuary to teaching Gods word. He raised his family in a Christian home. He was undoubtedly a loving and caring husband and father, a true friend, a helpful neighbor, a stand-in dad, a shop and auto body teacher, a reloading specialist, a history buff, a x-it guy and most of all a man of character. Most people knew him by his hardy handshake and his howdy partner or nickname greetings. He loved holidays at the local beaches, shing, and NASCAR races, with family and friends. He enjoyed reading. He loved guns and time spent at the rie range shooting trap and shooting the bull with fellow enthusiasts. The family would like to invite friends to a casual celebration of Randells life on Sunday, June 16, 2013, visiting between 4-6 p.m. at their home in Port St. Joe for fellowship and memory sharing. A prayer time will be at 5 p.m. Donations in Randells memory can be made to the Autism Speaks Organization at http://events. autismspeaks.org/tributes/ Eva Delores Sewell Weston, 85, of White City, Fla., was called Home by her Heavenly Father on Friday, May 31, 2013. Eva was born on June 15, 1927 in Altha, Fla. to John Henry and Mary Baggett Sewell. She was a long-time and faithful member of the First Baptist Church of White City. Eva was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and a pillar of strength in her church and the White City community. First and foremost, a wife, mother and homemaker, she was also a retired Gulf County school bus driver. Eva was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Randy Weston; and siblings, Blondell, Paul, J.C., Green, Harmon, Jewell, Mizie, Euni, Gracie, Ruby and Clevie. Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Claude R. Gundy Weston; three sons, Mike Weston and Cynthia Ellen of Panama City, Greg Weston and Becky of Wewahitchka, Kenny Weston and Barbara of Bristol; a daughter-in-law, Karla Weston of Port St. Joe; two brothers, William Earl Buddy Sewell and Angie of Blountstown, Fate Sewell and Alice of Altha; a sister, Johnnie Maddox of Altha; three sistersin-law, Marlene Sewell of White City, Robbi Sewell of Greensboro, Barbara Tyre of Altha; and one brother-inlaw, Gene Ryals of Altha. She leaves behind nine beloved grandchildren, Randall, Robert, Mark, Ryan, Alicia, Wendy, Shelly, K.W., and Nicole. Eva was blessed with 17 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, as well as many wonderful life-long friends. Visitation was held on Sunday, June 2, from 57 p.m. EDT at the First Baptist Church of White City. Funeral services were on Monday, June 3, at 11 a.m. EDT also in the First Baptist Church of White City and were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Nick Davis. Interment followed at the Holly Hill Cemetery, Port St Joe, Fla. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of White City or to a charity of your choice. Southerland Family Funeral Homes info 100 E 19th Street Panama City, Fl. 32405 (850) 785-8532Eva Delores Sewell Weston

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StartingJune3rdofficehourswillbechanging forbothWeemsMedicalCenterEastClinicand WeemsMedicalCenterWestClinic WeemsMedicalCenterEastMonday(extendedhours)8:00am-6:00pm Tuesday8:00-4:30pm Wednesday8:00-4:30pm Thursday8:00-4:30pm Friday(extendedhours)8:00-6:00pm Saturday8:00-4:00pm Note:appointmentswillbescheduledupto30min.priorto close(walk-insstillwelcomeupuntilclose) WeemsMedicalCenterWestMonday8:00-6:00pm Tuesday8:00-6:00pm Wednesday8:00-6:00pm Thursday8:00-6:00pm FAMILYANDSPECIALTYCARE850-653-8853,ext.118 Apalachicola 850-697-2345 Carrabelle LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, June 13, 2013 A: The stockholders were anticipating the opening of the Panama Canal. In this circa 1912 photograph the merchant ships August Belmont and Mountelds are loading lumber at the Apalachicola Northern Railroad docks, Port St. Joe. Trivia ANSWERor got No. 1, Alymer said. The second they said Port everything went in slow motion. It was really a good feeling. The Paratransit Roadeos are competitions for organizations that provide public transportation to the disabled, seniors and needy. The national Roadeo, Aylmer said, is where the competition truly ratchets up. The level of competition is a lot different than at state, Aylmer said. The competitors there you are competing against are all winners. Driving and winning in various weather and road conditions, from the snow and ice in New Jersey to the heat of California or the scorching temperatures at the University of New Mexico, where the competition was held adjacent to The Pit, the University of New Mexicos fabled basketball arena. It is a good learning experience, Aylmer said. You learn how different operations operate different vehicles. You watch other competitors, see how they do things. You can learn some things you can bring back home. The competition is in three phases. The rst, a written test, was taken on the Saturday night before Sundays driving competition. The second component is driving a course, laid out with cones of varying sizes (and point totals) and a series of turns and reverses (also earning a specic number of points), a standard layout Alymer said in which drivers encounter various scenarios. They must complete the driving course in seven minutes, each nicked cone, wide turn or scenario performed erroneously bringing point deductions. Aylmer drew the rst spot among the drivers in this component, not the ideal position. It does impact you because you only have one chance to know how the course is laid out and how you have to drive it, Aylmer said. Also part of the driving component is securement of a wheelchair to the vehicle. For Aylmer this proved an advantage compared to the eld the equipment used was equipment Gulf Public Transportation long ago invested in. The equipment was the same as what we use, Aylmer said. We went to top-of-the-line wheelchair securement equipment years ago. It is the best. The nal component was the vehicle inspection during which drivers must identify four defects on the vehicle in seven minutes, each driver inspecting while the rest of the eld was facing a wall inside a building adjacent to the course. It was like we were being punished, Aylmer said. We literally had our faces toward a concrete wall. The defects in this competition they are the same for every competitor were a missing power steering uid cap, a right rear taillight not functioning, an interior dome light out and the absence of a rst aid kit. You have to do that inspection and nd where they have sabotaged the vehicle in a systematic way to be properly scored, Aylmer said. And, in the end, Aylmer had his rst national title and a check for $750 to go along with the $300 won at state. I didnt have a bad month, Aylmer said with a chuckle. AYLMER from Page B1 Not forgetting the adults, Wentzell will host one to two classes a month focused on clay, pottery or painting. On June 20 The Artery will host a try it class for clay to expose attendees to Wentzells favorite medium and let the curious see what its all about. The completed pieces will be red in the on-site kiln and Wentzell is able to ship completed clay works to any out-of-towners who may drop by. The same day, a paint your own platter class will allow budding artists to decorate an existing serving tray that will add a dash of personality and color to their next dinner party. I want to make the trip memorable and fun for visitors, Wentzell said. These classes are designed for people who want to have fun and try something new. The Artery is at 214 Williams Ave. For more information on summer classes, or to register a child, call 850-227-5741. ART from Page B1 Wes ES LOCHer ER | The StarThe Artery will host numerous creative activities over the next six weeks.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, June 13, 2013 The Star | B7 91284S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011 CA 000238 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-7 Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH TROSCLAIR DEBORA TROSCLAIR; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2011 CA 000238, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-7 is Plaintiff and KENNETH TROSCLAIR DEBORA TROSCLAIR are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN BOULEVARD, PORT ST. JOE IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 32456, at 11:00 A.M., ET on the 27th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, OAK GARDENS II SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 20, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A 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 23rd day of May, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk This Notice is Provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the 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, Florida 32402 or by phone at (850)7475338 at least (7) seven 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. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: (954)382-3486 Fax: (954)382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahane andassociates.com File No. 11-02522 BOA June 6, 13, 2013 91348S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-12-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DIANE G. SOREY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage dated May 29, 2013 in Case No. 13-12-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and DIANE G. SOREY is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on July 11th, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage and more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence North 89 degrees 24 minutes 40 seconds East 1726.20 feet; thence North 01 degrees 31 minutes 37 seconds East 2254.53 feet; thence North 89 degrees 24 minutes 40 seconds East 730.00 feet to a rod and cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 89 degrees 24 minutes 40 seconds East 170.00 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 03 degrees 17 minutes 42 seconds East 227.36 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 01 degrees 56 minutes 15 seconds West 228.82 feet to a point lying on the centerline of a 60 foot wide roadway easement (Harley Davidson Road); thence run along said centerline South 89 degrees 24 minutes 40 seconds West 162.89 feet; thence leaving said centerline run North 01 degrees 31 minutes 37 seconds West 455.76 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 1.80 acres more or less. Subject to a 60 foot wide roadway easement lying over and across the Southerly 30 feet described thereof. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: June 4, 2013 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 June 13, 20, 2013 91344S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2011-392-CA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CADENCE BANK, N.A., as successor in interest to SUPERIOR BANK, f/k/a THE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID ANDERSON SMITH a/k/a DAVID A. SMITH; MICHAEL HAMMOND a/k/a MICHAEL L. HAMMOND a/k/a MICHAEL LEE HAMMOND; and CAPITAL CITY BANK, Florida banking corporation, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that in accordance with the Plaintiffs Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on May 21st, 2013 in above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on June 27th, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.(EST), at the Gulf County Courthouse, located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, the following described property: Lot 15, Block 4, Ward Ridge Subdivision Unit Two, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page(s) 4, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Property Address: Lot 15, Betty Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: June 3rd, 32013 REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK GULF COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk June 13, 20, 2013 91350S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO:09000627CA AMTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LUKE N TRAWICK; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR PROSPERITY BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th day of May, 2013, and entered in Case No. 09000627CA, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein AMTRUST REO I LLC is the Plaintiff and LUKE N TRAWICK, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR PROSPERITY BANK and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 11th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 22 OF BRIDGEPORT WOODMERE PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)7475338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 3rd day of June, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 File No. 09-68331 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m June 13, 20, 2013 91362S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2010CA-000099 WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL OR BANKING CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR SRMOF 112011 -1 TRUST, Plaintiff, V. BONNIE J. PETERSON; ET AL., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE I HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 28, 2013, and entered in the above-styled cause now pending in said court, that I will; sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the sale shall be held at the Gulf County Courthouse beginning at 11 A.M. ET on July 11, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT A 6 SQUARE ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NE CORNER OF THE NW QUARTER OF THE NW QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE GO NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NW QUARTER OF THE NW QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 36 (AS MONUMENTED) FOR A DISTANCE OF 120.21 FEET TO A FOUND DIAMETER IRON ROD AND CAP, MARKED L.B. NO. 4889; THENCE DEPARTING THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NW OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER, GO SOUTH 01 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE 683.88 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING GO SOUTH 88 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET THENCE GO SOUTH 01 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 418.70 FEET TO THE NOTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OUR TOWN ROAD (HAVING A 60 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY AS PRESENTLY MONUMENTED); THENCE GO SOUTH 81 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 101.42 FEET TO A FOUND DIAMETER IRON ROAD AND CAP, MARKED L.B. NO. 4889; THENCE DEPARTING THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OUR TOWN ROAD GO NORTH 01 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 435.60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.SAID PARCEL OF LAND HAVING AN AREA OF 1.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. Property address: 279 Our Town Road, Wewahitchka, FL 32465 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHE THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLA WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on June 4th, 2013. By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Ansana D. Singh, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff 6705 Red Rd, Suite 310 Coral Gables, FL 33143 reception@airanpace.com June 13, 20, 2013 91364S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO: 23-2010-CA -000091 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ALYSSA MORRIS; STAN R. MORRIS A/K/A STANLEY R. MORRIS; PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIAITON INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th day of May, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA-000091, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein ALYSSA MORRIS; STAN R. MORRIS A/K/A STANLEY R. MORRIS; PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIAITON INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 11th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK A OF PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)7475338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 4th day of June, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 File No. 10-08616 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m June 13, 20, 2013 91372S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2013-CA -000014 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. BRANDY MARTIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRANDY MARTIN; MICHAEL MARTIN; 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; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): MICHAEL MARTIN Last Known Address 39 PLUMMER STREET MANCHESTER, NH 03103 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: COMMENCE AT A SIX INCH BY SIX INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT (A ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY SJPC BOUNDARY MONUMENT) MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHEAST 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 29 37 WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTHWEST A DISTANCE OF 1149.76 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF DIANA STREET (60 RIGHTOF-WAY); THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 03 DEGREES 11 00 WEST ALONG WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY, A DISTANCE OF 204.50 FEET TO A SET ONE-HALF INCH DIAMETER IRON ROD AND CAP LB#0732, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 55 WEST 300.00 FEET TO A SET ONE-HALF INCH DIAMETER IRON ROD CAP LB#0732; THENCE NORTH 04 DEGREES 12 12 EAST, 169.59 FEET TO A SET ONE-HALF INCH DIAMETER IRON ROD AND CAP LB#0732; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 29 23 EAST 296.65 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a 355 N DIANNA ST, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32456 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the THE STAR, file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-9558771; Email: ADARequest@jud14.flcour ts.org WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 29th day of May, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk of the Court By BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 644-8704 Fax: (954) 772-9601 File No. 12-13545 June 16, 20, 2013 91382S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-CA000272 FLAGSTAR BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. BRIAN ROBINSON A/K/A BRIAN J. ROBINSON, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 15, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA000272, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC (hereafter Plaintifr), is Plaintiff and BRIAN ROBINSON A/K/A BRIAN J. ROBINSON; SUSAN ROBINSON; GULF AIRE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1 N/K/A HENRY R. HORST, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the FRONT LOBBY of the Courthouse; 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, at 11:00 a.m. ET on the 11th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 9, BLOCK C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF GULF AIRE, AS SHOWN RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 13, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN Creamers Tree ServiceLicensed & Insured. Free estimates. (850) 832-9343 Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020

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E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322Contact Randi Dempsey (850) 697-5300 www.seacrestre.com www. rst tness.com/carrabelle PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS SEACREST REAL ESTATE, INC. IS NOW 2 BR / 1 BA UNFURNISHED APARTMENT/LANARK ...................................... $400 2BR / 1BA FURNISHED APARTMENT/LANARK ...................................... $550 3BR / 2BA UNFURNISHED HOME ON THE BAY W/ DOCK ....................................................... $1000 3BR / 11/2 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE, FENCED YARD .................................................. $600 1BR / 2BA FURNISHED CONDO W/ POOL ON TIMBER ISLAND ............................................... $7501BR / 1BA FURNISHED APT/LANARK .............................. $500 OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT 1500 SQ. FT/ 2 LOTS, HIGHWAY 98 FRONTAGE ...........................................$650 4514897BUILDING FOR LEASE234 Reid Ave Port St. Joe, FL3,600 S.F. First Floor 1,800 S.F. Second Floor Potential for 1,800 S.F. Outside Deck on 2nd Floor GREAT RESTAURANT LOCATION and other retail stores.Rent determined by build out request.850-229-6031 JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following positions:Utility Service Worker Public Works DepartmentPlease submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The position will close on June 28, 2013. The entry level salary for a Utility Service Worker will be $12.08 per hr. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following position: OPERATOR TRAINEE, SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANTPlease submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The Position will close on June 21, 2013. The Salary will be $12.08 per hour. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.4514883 S40E ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT 9 FOR 100.00 FEET; THENCE S49.5W ALONG THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF GULF AIRE DRIVE FOR 40.10 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THIS POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE S49 27.5W ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 39.90 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 9; THENCE N40 19W FOR 100.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 9; THENCE N49 27.5E ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT 9 FOR 39.90 FEET; THENCE S40 16E FOR 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 3rd day of June, 2013. REBECCA C. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive, Suite # 110 Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954)571-2031 Fax (954)571-2033 Pleadings@vanlawfl.com FN 12779-11NS/ns 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. June 13, 20, 2013 93847S IN THE COUNTY COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-116-CC SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY P. CROFT AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY MAE HILTON, AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF PATRICIA LUANN REDD, GLORIA WOOD, AS GUARDIAN OF HARLEY REDD, UNKNOWN HEIRS OF BETTY MAE HILTON or any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of BETTY MAE HILTON, AND UNKNOWN HEIRS OF PATRICIA LUANN REDD or any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of PATRICIA LUANN REDD, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, pursuant to a Final Judgment entered in this cause, will on the 11th day of July, 2013, at 11:00 oclock A.M., E.T. at the north door of the Gulf County Courthouse, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property located in Gulf County, Florida: Commence at the SE Corner of Lot 8 in Block 2 of Britts Subdivision, Unit No. 1 to the City of Wewahitchka, and run East 208.75 ft., more or less, to the West R/W line of SR No. 71; thence run South along the West side of said SR 71 for 50 ft.; thence run West 208.75 ft.; thence run North 51.99 ft. to the POB. Said land lying and being in Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. ALSO: Lots 1, 2, and 3, of Unit 1 of Britts Subdivision to the City of Wewahitchka, according to the official map or plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Parcel ID#01942-000R Together with all the appurtenances thereto belonging and appertaining. 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 31st day of May, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Court By: Wyvonne Pickett As Deputy Clerk June 6, 13, 2013 93783S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 10U LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 554 Application No. 2013-24 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 02391-005R Description of Property: Lot 14, Block 2, Map 94A, Hardens Addition to the City of Wewahitchka, Unit 1, as per per Map or plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 2, Page 22. Name in which assessed: Gregory Dykes All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 3rd day of July, 2013. Dated this 28th day of May, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2013 93873S In the Circuit Court Of The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit In And For Gulf County, Florida Case No.: 12-149CA Prosperity Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Clarence S. Sexton, Sr., Gary C. Little, any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named defendants, and Jubilation Home Owners Association, Inc. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned case, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lot 30, Jubilation Phase II, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 12, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, in Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. ET on July 11, 2013. Any person other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens claiming an interest in any surplus funds from the sale, must file a claim for said funds with the clerk of court within 60 days from the date of the sale. DATED this 3rd day of June, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk June 13, 20, 2013 93875S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA000066 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF DAVID B. LANGSTON, DECEASED; ERIC D. LANGSTON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF DAVID B. LANGSTON, DECEASED; ANDRE LAMAR BROWN; ERICKA PATRICE DONALDSON; TWANA LANICE THOMAS; COLE LANGSTON, A MINOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANDRE LAMAR BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TWANA LANICE THOMAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERIC D. LANGSTON; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CAPITAL CITY BANK Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 15, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated at GULF County, Florida, described as: LOT 15 AND 17, BLOCK 1024, UNIT THREE, MILLVIEW ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THERE OF. RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 53, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 107 LIBERTY STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 at public sale on July 11, 2013, at 11:00 oclock a.m. ET, in front lobby of the Gulf County Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 3rd day of June, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850) 229-6113. June 13, 20, 2013 93889S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000128 DIVISION GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ELIPHETE YACINTHE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 23rd, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000128 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which GMAC Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Eliphete Yacinthe, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 11th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: UNIT 9, EAGLE LANDING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 51 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 477 PONDEROSA PINES DR. PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456-7367 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 in Gulf County, Florida this 4th day of June, 2013. Bill Kinsaul Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County, FL By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 10-61412 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. June 13, 20, 2013 93899S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank c/o Bridge Tax LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 686 Application No. 2013-26 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03057-003R Description of Property: Lot 2, Block 3, Ward Ridge, Unit One, as found recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Katherine Ford All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 17th day of July, 2013. Dated this 11th day of June, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2013 93923S PUBLIC NOTICE POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTERS NOTICE The Gulf County Supervisor of Elections has received information the person listed below is potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to contact this office within 30 days after this notice is published may result in a determination of ineligibility by the supervisor of elections and removal of the registered voters name from the statewide voter registration system. You should contact this office by calling 850229-6117 to receive information regarding the basis for the potential ineligibility and instructions on how to resolve the matter, or request additional assistance if needed. An administrative hearing will be held regarding the potential ineligibility of these persons on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM EST in the Supervisor of Elections Office -401 Long Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The Supervisor of Elections will make a determination no less than 30 days after this published notice and will notify the voter of the determination and action taken. POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTERS: Justin B. Brown 785 Bryant Landing Rd Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Charles E. 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Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 75, NUMBER 35 Thursday, June 13, 2013 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf County School Board, the Gulf County Health Department and now the Board of County Commissioners are realizing the effects of what Commission chair Tan Smiley characterized Tuesday as a shortfall in dollars. The BOCC met for its regular bi-monthly meeting, and a primary focus was a projected budget shortfall that will surely top $500,000 and could be, several commissioners noted, as much as $1 million. Its going to be a tough budget year, Commissioner Warren Yeager said. We will be pressed to maintain services without raising taxes. For the past ve years that I have been on the board, every year, we have reduced what we are spending. We have got to think outside the box. Though several commissioners mentioned a $1 million shortfall, Commissioner Ward McDaniel, who chairs the county budget committee, said the exact number is not yet known. The nal numbers on property values, which determine the value of the mill for property taxes, will not be available until July 1, McDaniel said. He saw the shortfall as somewhere between $600,000 to $750,000. We dont have our numbers from the property appraiser yet, so everything right now is kind of in a gray area, McDaniel said. But we are looking at a pretty signi cant shortfall. Commissioners, at least a majority, moved ahead with one proposal for potential savings by bringing probation services back in-house to be operated by staff at the jail. Yeager argued it would be a saving to taxpayers. He said staff members particularly deputy administrator Michael Hammond, who also oversees the Gulf County Jail told commissioners they could accomplish what a private company has done for 12 years. Richard Stewart, who heads Florida Probation Services, wondered what savings taxpayers would actually see, because his company operates not from property tax dollars, but from the court fees of probationers. Stewart said his company actually operates at a loss in Gulf County.Historic schooner pays 1st visit to Port St. JoeBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Marina Day on Saturday was a historic one for a historic ship as the schooner Governor Stone docked at the Port St. Joe Marina for the rst time. Though the vessel had made numerous appearances in Carrabelle, Apalachicola and Panama City over the years, the Gulf Coast Tourist Development Council approved funding to bring the ship to town in order to help celebrate the national event. We felt bringing the vessel to the marina was a great way of showing our support for the marina and would enhance visitor experience while in Port St. Joe, TDC director Jennifer Jenkins said. The Governor Stone docked midweek and hosted a sunset cruise on Friday for local guests who helped bring the ship to town. During the Marina Day festivities on Saturday, locals boarded the vessel for a guided tour and history lesson. While on board, guests learned a bit more about the ship, its history and how it came to be in Port St. Joe. The rst schooners were built in Gloucester, Mass., in the 1700s. Designed to be sleek and fast, they were used to carry sh from port to port and often as shing ships. Crews could ll the hull with District FCAT scores a mixed bagBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Gulf District Schools students generally scored at or above state averages on this years performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The district long has prided itself on a loftier yardstick and Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton called the results a mixed bag. This year, the district again can point to achieving as well as or better than students across the state, but the scores for students grades 3-10 released last week by the Florida Department of Education do highlight work to be done. We were above the state average in a lot of categories, and that is always a bonus, said Melissa Ramsey, district supervisor for curriculum and assessment. But they also show us there are areas where we need to address. That is the ip side of the coin; the areas where we have concerns. One of those would be fth-graders, or the soon-to-be sixth-grade class. The most glaring area where the district did not meet the state average for Hurricane season prep underway in Gulf CountyBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Hurricane season of cially began last week, and Tropical Storm Andrea showed up to celebrate. Even though she treated Gulf County to little more than wind and rain, the Emergency Operations Center was ready, having completed its annual preparations weeks before. Required emergency management exercises take place statewide to inform and update local rst response teams on what to do in the event of an emergency and the proper ways for the area to recover from it. In May, Emergency Management County facing $500,000 budget shortfallSee FCAT A7PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The StarIt wasnt all rest and relaxation during Fridays sunset cruise. Guests had to help raise the sails of the historic schooner. 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It is a much bigger issue than just the dollars, Bryan said. It is well beyond a decision to make based on one piece of paper. It is hard to believe we have staff who can just pick this up. We havent seen any kind of plan how this would work. When we are going to make a change like this, we need to know how. I think we need more information Why couldnt something have been written up for us to review? We are basing a big decision on a few paragraphs, McDaniel said. Hammond said the issue has been long-brewing and came to a head as the county was facing the most difcult budget year in 22 years. We can run it in-house, and we can run it more efciently, Hammond said. The way we are going to save money is by not hiring anybody. We have the capability of running it inhouse. The entire system is broken. Further, he said he saw no reason the Clerk of Courts would need additional staff to handle collecting money. County administrator Don Butler said county taxpayers might not see direct relief from the transition, but he said the belief among staff was taking over probation services would provide a new revenue stream of an estimated $75,000. Additionally, taxpayers will benet by the jail coordinating probation services to bring more scal efciency to operating the jail and its inmates. Commissioners approved the consent agenda and the move to bring probation services in-house, 32 with Bryan and McDaniel opposed.Wewahitchka Health DepartmentMarsha Lindeman, executive director of the Gulf County Health Department, and Roger Hall, president of Sacred Heart Health Systems, were on hand on the direction of Commissioner Carmen McLemore to clear up information about the Wewahitchka Health Department facility. McLemore noted he had campaigned for the halfcent sales tax for Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf to defray indigent care. He also referred to his opposition of Lindeman as health department administrator 18 months ago. He said he was getting calls about the health department closing its Wewahitchka facility on June 30 and about mass layoffs and he confronted Lindeman and Hall on what he saw as unmet obligations. Lindeman said she was facing a $500,000 shortfall in her budget for primary care services and had reached out to those commissioners who allowed her the time to explain the problems the Wewahitchka facility was facing. The shortfall in primary care services from the state was compounded by the lack of a full-time physician in Wewahitchka the past two years and the subsequent drop in fees. She said the mission always has been to maintain services, and by partnering with Sacred Heart on the Gulf, the clinic would provide expanded services in Wewahitchka. Health services do not change, Lindeman said. Sacred Heart will provide primary care services. The health department will close June 28, though community health programs will continue at the site. The transition in primary care services would be cutting four jobs, she said. Hall said the transition to the Sacred Heart team would take about two weeks Sacred Heart will reopen the Wewahitchka clinic in mid-July. Hall also said though the half-cent sales tax will bring in roughly $700,000 to Sacred Heart for indigent care, the hospital in Gulf County was on track to provide almost $5 million in such care. Thats a pretty good return, Hall said. We are actually going to expand services in Wewahitchka from where they are now. Well be there. Marsha has worked well with us on the transition.Next meetingBecause of a Florida Association of Counties conference, the BOCC has moved its last monthly regular meeting from June 25 to 9 a.m. ET June 24. sh, race back to port to sell at market and then quickly get back to prime shing areas. The word schooner comes from the Scottish word scoon, which m eans, to skim. During the Amer ican Revolution, most schooners survived attacks from British warships because of their speed and maneuverability. After the war, they became cargo vessels and could be found across the Great Lakes. The Governor Stone, a oating national historic landmark, was constructed in Pascagoula, Miss., in 1877, originally built for Charles Greiner as a cargo freighter for his chandlery business. Greiner named the vessel in honor of the rst postCivil War governor of Mississippi, John Marshall Stone. The Governor Stone is the last known schooner from an era when similar vessels numbered in the thousands. In the past 100 years, the boat carried equipment and materials to deep-draft ships lying off shore and hauled general freight between ports along the Gulf Coast. For 60 years, while owned by Nathan Mulford Dorland and Patrick and Thomas Burns, it shed the near-shore waters of the Gulf and operated as an oyster buy boat, visiting the oyster tongers and transporting their catch to the local markets.  Dorland, an Alabama settler, was a successful terrapin farmer who rose to fame after killing the last Gulf Coast pirate, Spud Thompson. Dorland purchased the Governor Stone for $425. Once Dorland grew tired of the oyster trade, he sold the boat to Patrick Burns, who continued using it as a buy boat, captained by his son Thomas. Burns son eventually added a 16-horsepower motor to the vessel and made his own living, using the ship to bring contraband rum shipments ashore from Cuba for $500 a trip. Designed with a at bottom, these ships could easily reach ports that kept larger cargo vessels at bay. The Governor Stones speed was made possible by a hull constructed of yellow cypress, juniper and heart pine. The vessel, and others like it, provided the communication and transport abilities that made the development of the coastal South possible. As it turns out, the Governor Stone has been through more than oyster-buying and questionable activities. While under the ownership of Burns, the ship sank twice. In September 1906, a hurricane devastated the Gulf Coast and destroyed a eet of schooners in Heron Bay, Ala., that included the Governor Stone. Though 21 men were lost in the storm, Capt. Burns survived, and eventually the vessel washed up on shore with $600 worth of damage. Burns kept the ship for another 33 years until 1939, when it sank in a storm. By that time, the wooden schooner was outdated, replaced by motorboats, and Burns left the boat to the ocean. Years later, Mississippi resort owner Isaac Rhea had the boat salvaged and fully rebuilt as a day-sailing ship. Once back on the water, the vessel was renamed Queen of the Fleet and ferried tourists around the area from 1940 to 1943. In 1942, the boat was briey commissioned by the U.S. government as a war ship and was used to train merchant Marines. In 1947, the boat was returned to Rhea with an upgraded engine. The boat continued to cycle through various names and owners until it was purchased by John Curry in 1965. Curry and his wife were avid sailors and lived on the boat. They sailed the history of the boat and interviewed people who were connected with it ultimately learned out the original name and re-christened the ship as the Governor Stone. In 1991, Curry donated the boat to the Apalachicola Maritime Museum, where it became a sail trainer for at-risk youth for the next 13 years. The same year, the Governor Stone was designated as a historic landmark by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior. It is owned and maintained by the nonprot volunteer group Friends of the Governor Stone. Its a historic landmark that oats, said Harry Dennard, President of the Friends of the Governor Stone. Its the only one of its kind. The vessel requires certied operators for each port it visits. Capt. Bill Hamilton has been a friend of the Governor Stone, and a captain, for three years. Hamilton sailed in his youth and went on to teach scuba lessons and host dive charters. For him, joining the Friends of the Governor Stone was a way to get back to sailing. Though the group has 130 members, the captain sees raising awareness for the boat as a worthwhile cause. We have more hope than money, Hamilton said. People wont want to save it if they dont know how it is. Port St. Joe was the last stop for the boat in 2013. After leaving the marina it returned to its home port in St. Andrews, where it will be drydocked while repairs are completed on the 133-year-old ship. The Friends organization recently received a historic preservation grant and plans to use the funds to restore the boat as close to its original state as possible. The ship will be assessed, and repairs will be made to the keel and deck structures along with the lines and sails. These improvements are expected to take 18 months to two years. Hamilton and Dennard are excited to complete the project and have the Governor Stone back on the water as soon as possible. Its the last one, Hamilton said. You sail on it, and you get a sense of what history was like. SAIL from page A1

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, June 13, 2013 OPEN7DAYSAWEEK 11AM-CLOSE 719Hwy98,MexicoBeach www.toucansmexicobeach.com SPENDyoursummerat THUR. NIGHTLADIESNIGHTBarryHenson attheUpstairsBarDJattheTikiBar FRI. NIGHTPublicAddressattheUpstairsBar DJattheTikiBar SAT. NIGHTPublicAddressattheUpstairsBar DJattheTikiBar All You Can Eat BreakfastSat.&Sun.MorningStartingat8AM-AllCentralTimesREGGAE NIGHT SUN. NIGHT WorkingTogether... ToBuildTheFuture GulfCountyRepublicanParty MemberCommunicationsCommitteeGulfcountyrepublicans@gmail.comWemeetmonthlyeverythirdMonday7PM EST(upstairs)atCapitalCityBankNextMeeting:June17,2013 FLAGDAYJUNE14,1777TOJUNE14,2013 THISFLAGSTANDSFOROURHISTORY,OURIDEALS,OUR DECLARATIONOFINDEPENDENCE,THECONSTITUTION, THEBILLOFRIGHTSANDINDIVIDUALFREEDOM. SODOWE! LETFREEDOMREIGN By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com The Mexico Beach City Council has found a new city clerk in Lynn Haven resident Sharon McGhee. McGhee will replace Debbie McLeod who resigned her position in April. In a special meeting held last week, the council was split 2-2 between candidates McGhee and Christina Marquardt. Jack Mullen wasnt in attendance and the voting was tabled for the councils regular monthly meeting. When the topic came up at Tuesdays meeting, Mullen noted that there were 10 additional candidates that he believed should be considered for the position. Weve been crippled for months now, said Councilwoman Tanya Castro. We need to make a decision and move forward. Since her resignation, McLeod has been working part-time for the city but had recently located full-time employment elsewhere and a more permanent solution was needed to keep the clerks responsibilities on track. Councilmember Lanny Howell supported Castros opinion to move forward and made a formal motion to offer the position to McGhee. Howell and Castro voted yes, while Mayor Al Cathey voted no. Councilman Bobby Pollock, who had voted with Cathey last week, voted yes, breaking the tie. He said McGhee was well-liked by the community and he had faith in the residents of Mexico Beach. McGhee will be offered a salary of $50,000 annually with a mandatory performance review after six months of employment. The mayor will reach out to McGhee this week with a formal offer. The council also addressed the issue of sh carcasses building up in the canal. Snapper season kicked off over the weekend and it was clear that not all shermen were disposing of the sh parts in the dumpsters provided at the local sh-cleaning stations. The buildup caused an eyesore and the summer heat on the waste created a foul stench within the community. There is no ordinance against dumping sh remains into the canal, though the city sought to nd a solution that would avoid buildup, fearing that it may have long-term effects on local tourism. Citizens voiced complaints about the sights and smells and everyone proposed their own ideas on how to deal with the problem. Some called for additional trash cans and dumpsters while others suggested burying the sh remains or hiring a contractor who would take the carcasses to nearby reefs. Other citizens suggested that additional signage be posted along the canal detailing local policies or for the installation of a grinder that would turn the waste into chum. Mullen suggested looking to contractors PrebleRish for a more permanent solution. After much discussion, no permanent solution was approved. The city plans to purchase additional signs to raise awareness on where the carcasses can be dumped, and the appropriate ways to clean the sh.Mexico Beach City Council nds new city clerkBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com While cutting people and jobs was painful, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton said Tuesday, he was proud of where staff had ended with the recent reduction in force. Norton said during Gulf County School Boards regular monthly meeting that the total number of people laid off in the past few weeks was ve, instead of the 12-15 initially predicted. That number does not include the 11-12 person custodial staff which will have the opportunity to transition to a private contractor over the course of June. We have not taken lightly what we have done, Norton said. We have cut through the muscle and the bone. We are literally in the marrow. Tears have been shed, prayers have been shared, meetings have been had. At the end of the day we had to do what we had to do and that was a reduction in force. Sandra Butler, executive director of the union representing district teaching and non-instructional personnel, questioned whether the master contract with the district had been breached when the district did not vote on specic subject areas or evaluation rubrics in making the layoff decisions. She also questioned why an employee with more than 30 years in the district was not able to bump another less-experienced employee, as also spelled out in the master contract. It does appear that our master contract has been breached again, she said. Norton said that the language of the master contract was trumped by state law and a state law passed last year specically mandates that the district can not consider seniority or tenure in considering layoffs. We did the only thing at this point we could do and we followed policies and procedures correctly, Norton said. We do not take lightly when we have to go against the master plan, or master contract. But we may not prioritize based on seniority. Board member Linda Wood said she had been questioned about the district advertising for teaching openings while announcing a reduction in force. Deputy Superintendent for Instruction Sara Joe Wooten said there were a host of factors. They include if a program is eliminated, the level and kind of teacher certication critical at Title I schools which receive earmarked federal dollars performance issues and the transition of teachers from one area or school to another are all factors that create openings while the workforce is being sliced. There are a lot of reasons, Wooten said. You cant just put a warm body in there. Just this week, the board approved the movement of nearly 10 teachers from one school to another to ll specic needs. Norton also said he hoped the district was nearing the end of an era of ever-shrinking budgets. Declining school enrollment remains a nagging issue Wewahitchka Jr./ Sr. High School lost nearly 50 students this year alone and a bleeder on the bottom line. We are ghting to keep our school system that is antiquated, Norton said of a system that is essentially two districts 22 miles apart in the same county. Consolidation, a consistent topic, is at least ve years away even if the district and state had bricks and mortar dollars for a new school, neither of which do at the current time, he added. Norton said there also seemed to be sufcient signs in the real estate market that property values would begin to rebound after dropping another 5-7 percent this year, according to very preliminary numbers from the Property Appraisers Ofce.Interactive honors coursesIn collaboration with the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC), the district will be installing a two-way interactive system, called Polycom, to conduct honors level courses between the countys junior/senior high schools. For example, Wooten said, the district already plans an honors Spanish class that will be taught by a teacher in Port St. Joe and taken by classrooms of students at both schools, with a classroom monitor in Wewahitchka. Honors science such as anatomy and physiology will also be taught. It is really a great thing, Wooten said of the one-year trial. I cant wait to get it started in the fall.School District layoffs less than fearedWe have not taken lightly what we have done. We have cut through the muscle and the bone. We are literally in the marrow.Jim Norton Superintendent of Schools

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OPINION www.starfl.comSectionI dont think we celebrated Fathers Day in 1957. There were no television ads suggesting we buy golf balls, Penguin sweaters or Camel cigarettes for that special Dad on our list. Of course, if there had been, we wouldnt have seen it out at the end of Stonewall Street. We didnt get a TV until Eisenhower was near bout out of of ce. If buying a present meant going to town and spending money Daddy was out of luck. We didnt do much of that either. I dont remember any billboards or newspaper ads promoting fatherhood back in those days. It was just as well; Daddy wasnt much on pomp and circumstance. He was more into hard work and doing right. And Im talking here of MY hard work and MY doing right! He thought the ball games were ne..as long as all the chores were done. He thought you ought to ride your bikes anywhere you wanted to..as long as the yard was mowed and clean. He gured you could date any girl your little heart desired..if we had rewood cut and the corn and okra seeds were nestled in their beds. Im not sure Daddy taught by example. He certainly didnt lecture anything into us. He expected us to be proper, well behaved young men. Let me amend that a little; he demanded that we be on our best behavior at all times! He did it the old fashion way. If we messed up, he whipped us. It was a guideline that was clear, distinct and non-negotiable. I grumbled and complained silently. I hid my anger behind the tears. I tried to blame my fate on something or someone else. I petitioned God for some help down here! But let me tell you something, I never once doubted my Fathers love for me or his sincerity for my wellbeing. I knew he was right before he unloosened that belt! Dont let me being a little kid fool you. I understood right and wrong more than you might realize. I didnt like the punishment..but I knew the crime full well even as I stepped headlong into it. Guess how many times my Father whipped me unjustly? And I wasnt even the wayward son. Leon could do things that just de ed logic! He was always in trouble. Daddy didnt cut him any slack. Leon was the oldest and was expected to share a bigger portion of the load and to be an example for his younger brothers. I thought Dad could be a little hard on him at times. But then, Leon would take my bicycle and ride off to Jackie Burns house for the whole afternoon and Id go crying to Daddy. I never considered the complexities of being a father. I had no clue of the sleepless nights; the prayers offered up; the doubts and fears eating at a heart; or the hopes and dreams one so desperately wished upon a growing child. I knew my Father would lay down his life in a heartbeat for mine. That was obvious from birth. Course, he had a strange way of showing it at times. Hed send us over to Mr. Brooks place to pick cotton. Im not sure if it was some kind of teaching lesson or punishment. That stinging sun and those sharp prickles on the end of the bolls piercing up under your ngernails would make you suspect the latter! Id pick all day and earn maybe forty cents. It didnt seem worth it. Daddy wouldnt even mention the hot sun, the bleeding ngers or my bent over back. He asked what I was going to do with my hard earned money. It did make me feel a little proud. It was like he was treating me as a grown up. When I got ready to go off to college he came into the bedroom where I was nishing up packing and stood around for a minute without saying anything. I gured Mom had sent him in to give me some going away words. Son, he paused as if searching for words when it is a hard time for words, be good another pause, and do right. He turned and hurried out. To this day it is the single best piece of advice Ive ever heard anyone utter. Daddy died in 1979. Leon was caring for him and with him to the very end, still setting an example for his younger brothers. Not a day goes by that I dont think of Dad. Something he said or did. I remember the quiet whisper of instruction, the back yard games of hide and go seek. I remember meeting him with a ball and two gloves in my hand as he stepped out of his truck. I remember most vividly each and every one of the bangings on the backside when I strayed from the path. Mostly I remember being good and doing right are things that never go out of style. I loved my Father beyond all others. I respected him more than any other person I have ever met. I appreciated then, and even more now, the clear and unmistakable guidelines he established and rendered unto me. I will never, never forget his love and dedication to our family. I have lived my life trying to be the man he so desperately desired me to be. And those, dear hearts, are gifts Dad would have cherished way above Brooks Brothers ties and J. C. Higgins shotguns. Happy Fathers Day, Kes One of my childhood friends recently passed away. He spent the last ten years of his life in a wheelchair, as a result of an accident that occurred while helping a friend cut limbs from a tree after a hurricane in Florida. He was a big man with a big heart. I was asked to speak at his service and was honored to do so for my friend. Due to the distance, timing and honestly my fear of falling apart, I asked if I could send a video. My friends brother understood and told me that would be great. He wanted me to tell the story of my friend Jerry coming to the rescue when I wet my pants in kindergarten. I did and also said a few more things. What I thought would take 3 to 5 minutes ended up taking more than 10. My friends brother noted that not much more needed to be said after they watched it. It made me happy, but I, like Jerrys family and friends still felt empty. There were a couple of stories that I really wanted to tell, but didnt feel it was right to take any more time on the video. My friend Jerry and I played baseball together through the years and were on the same team when we were 13 to 15 years old. We got along well, just like we did in kindergarten. Its nice to have a big friend. In 1977, like every year I can remember while playing baseball, I collected baseball cards. It was a lot different then, you didnt simply buy the complete set in a cardboard box and it was over. You bought cards a pack at a time, chewed the cardboard avored bubblegum that came with the cards and discussed the statistics on the back of the cards. I remember things like this because getting every Topps baseball card every year was a necessity. Not an option, but something I had to do. I did it one pack at a time. There were 660 cards that year and I only needed one to complete my set for that year Topps Card #10, Reggie Jackson. Not many guys would simply give you a Reggie Jackson card. As you probably can easily predict, Jerry showed up smiling before a game late in the season and handed me that Reggie Jackson card. I remember the joy it gave him to give it to me. And yes, I still have it. The other thing that I treasured was the conversations with Jerry when we were shagging balls during batting practice. We would stand close enough together to discuss important things while our teammates were hitting. Jerry invented words. Not on purpose, not to be funny, he just used them in conversation. Im bad to say, I dont know the word Im thinking of. He would not do that. He would simply insert a word that might be similar to the word he wanted to use, a combination of two words or just simply make a grammatical error while shagging balls. Im pretty sure you dont keep up with those on the baseball eld. We were at practice one day out in a big open eld. Im sure it had a backstop made out of chicken wire and bags of sand the coach had brought for bases. I shared with Jerry my interest in archery. At the time, I had a pretty simple bow that I liked to use to kill cardboard boxes and plastic milk cartons. I asked him if he knew where I could get a better bow and noted that a used one would be preferable because of the cost. This was the day Jerry uttered a word that I will never forget. Jerry responded to my question. He said, You ought to check the moosealineous section in the newspaper. He meant miscellaneous, but just couldnt pull it out at the time so he said something close to it. He didnt laugh, make note of not knowing the word or even hesitate. I didnt laugh, correct him or hesitate to tell him, Thats a great idea. This word will always be in my vocabulary and I know the proper emphasis to put on moose when saying it. It makes me think of Jerry and Captain Kangaroos Mr. Moose. Its a happy word. There are many words out there that folks just plain make up. USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 Section APage 4 Thursday, June 13, 2013 CRANKS MY TRACTORBN HeardRecognize the need for science, community support in Gulf Coast restorationHe wasnt big on compromise HUNKER DOWNKesley ColbertMoosealineousSee CRANKS A5 Special to the StarNoted American satirist and journalist H.L. Mencken once said, For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong. Thats an observation worth remembering as we seek to restore and protect Floridas Gulf Coast in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. With passage of the RESTORE Act, 80 percent of Clean Water Act nes paid by BP and other parties responsible for the spill now will be used to fund projects that bene t the Gulf of Mexicos coastal resources. This is an unprecedented opportunity to support on-the-ground projects to restore Gulf environments, helping communities become more resilient to adversity. Unfortunately, it also opens the door to quick x projects that might appear to provide simple solutions, but in reality lack a critical science-based foundation. Currently Gulf coastal states are collecting proposals for restoration projects from management agencies, municipalities, county governments, citizens groups, nonpro ts, and others. The amount of funding likely to be available is unprecedented. While the process of selecting projects still is to be determined, the approaches used can bene t from key lessons learned in similar efforts. First, projects must have a foundation in science. Natural resource management decisions for restoring unique environments like the Gulf are complex problems without simple solutions. Yet it is human nature, especially when faced with incomplete or contradictory information, to accept the simplest explanation rst, then to try to solve the problem with intuition and quick action. Unfortunately, there are many examples around the world where this approach has been ineffective. In the Chesapeake Bay, for instance, hatcheries have produced hundreds of millions of oyster larvae to help clean the bays polluted water and boost the once-thriving oyster industry, but these efforts have had limited success. Why? Because the conditions for survival remain poor due to impaired water quality, depleted substrate and prevalent parasitic diseases. A hatchery might be a partial restoration tool, but the simple solution of building hatcheries to provide more larvae was the wrong answer to the complicated problem of restoring natural populations. Closer to home, the commercial harvest of oysters from Apalachicola Bay has declined signi cantly and for unknown reasons. Working with management agencies and the local community, University of Florida researchers have assessed a range of possible causes record low freshwater ows, disease, overharvest that singularly or in combination could all cause the oyster population to collapse. The RESTORE Act provides an opportunity to begin to restore the Apalachicola Bay oyster population and the associated coastal economy, while also teaching us how to make the environment more resilient to future threats. Many of the ideas proposed are intuitively simple, but we know from experience that the solution is likely more complicated than it initially appears. In addition to a rm foundation in science, we must also acknowledge uncertainty in how ecosystems respond to restoration actions. This doesnt mean restoration cant be successful. Instead, these uncertainties force us to design restoration projects as deliberate experiments we can learn from. We could, for instance, learn a lot about how freshwater ows from the Apalachicola River in uence oyster abundance in the bay simply by restoring some oyster bars near the river mouth, where freshwater from the river creates lower salinity habitats, and others farther away from the river mouth where salinity is higher. Finally, it is critical that restoration projects have community support. Along the Gulf coast, residents and industries must actively participate in restoration projects to reinforce stewardship of coastal resources. In Apalachicola Bay, UF is helping oystermen and others whose livelihoods depend on the oyster harvest plan for sustainability using the resource. They have contributed to eld research and restoration activities, and are ambassadors in the community, helping a broader segment of the population understand the importance of environmental stewardship to their quality of life and their economic future. The Deepwater Horizon spill was a terrible disaster that resulted in the tragic loss of human life and long-term harm to peoples livelihoods. The spill also damaged large areas of the Gulf of Mexico, perhaps permanently. Three years later, the RESTORE Act aims to provide restoration and research projects to repair some of this harm to the Gulfs coastal communities. To make the most of this opportunity, we must adopt a deliberate approach to evaluate and select projects that maximize learning, embrace uncertainty and involve local communities. In so doing, we increase the likelihood of achieving our true goal of restoring and protecting Floridas Gulf of Mexico environments and economies. Jack Payne is Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Florida. JACK PAYNE

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Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS LETTERS www.starfl.com ASectionRich Hall, a comedian who was on the HBO show, Not Necessarily the News in the 1980s had a part on the show where he discussed sniglets. A sniglet is any word that doesnt appear in the dictionary, but should. Some of my favorite sniglets from then and now Cheedle (chee dul) n. The residue left on ones ngertips after consuming a bag of Cheetos. Choconiverous adj. Biting off the head of the chocolate Easter bunny rst. Gromaxes (grom ack sis) n. Inside area of knees used to grip steering wheel when holding a map or atlas. Hangle (hang ul) n. A cluster of coat hangers. Ienvy (i-envy): the jealousy a person with a normal cell phone has when his friend or partner is on their iPhone. (My son has this when he notes, I know Third Graders with iPhones.) Irant (eye rant) n. A seamless pistachio; a pistachio nut afraid to come out in public. (I love pistachios and can appreciate the need for this word.) Opling (op pling) n. The act, when feeding a baby, of opening and closing ones mouth, smacking ones lips and making yummy noises, in the hope that baby will do the same. Prestofrigeration n. The peculiar habit, when searching for a snack, of constantly returning to the refrigerator in hopes that something new will have materialized. Purpitation v. To take something off the grocery shelf, decide you dont want it, and then put it in another section. Youve done it havent you? Testlice (test lys) n. Those tiny bugs that invade your hair when youre taking an exam. Ive always wondered why my students scratch their heads so much during tests. Yardribbons (yard rib onz) n. The unmowed patches of grass discovered after one has put away the mower. (My son seems to think his yardribbons are art.) My advice is not to worry so much about picking the perfect word, friends know what you mean. You wont nd sloved anywhere, but I bet youve done it. Slove rhymes with love. If youve sloved your dessert with anyone, you know what I mean. Slove v. To share food out of love, sometimes even feeding each other. They ordered a barbecue plate to go, and sloved it with plastic forks sitting on the hood of the car. He let her choose which end of the dill pickle spear she wanted. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor.com. CRANKS from page A4Thursday, June 13, 2013Star Staff ReportIn last weeks edition of The Star, a reader wrote about the ecological effects of driving on the beach and the effects it has on the local sea turtle population. The reader put out a call to close beaches to vehicles. The subject had even been discussed last week by the Tourist Development Council with mixed reactions. Our online readers responded: Cape San Blas and Indian Pass beaches have been a part of life in Gulf County since the early 1900s. Many families used these beaches as recreation and a way to supplement food for themselves. Now that real estate buyers have come to Gulf County, it seems as though all the rich want to develop the beaches and use them as their own little recreational playground. They want those with less money to go elsewhere for fun. These homeowners knew there was driving on the beaches before they bought land and built houses. Driving on the beach does no more harm than those who light up the beaches at night, dig huge holes on the beaches, leave their trash, gather sea oats and other plants to take home, etc. These Beaches are an attraction for people to come to the county or for those already living here to provide the county with a way to make money from those buying ice, food, shing supplies and other goods to spend the day with the family enjoying what God has provided. So I say to those who own property on these beaches and want to keep it all to themselves either enjoy what you have and dont be so sel sh. Learn to share and enjoy Gods countryor move back home.Jim CoxI grew up as a child enjoying that beach from the back of Billy Quarles Jeep, and have been a conscious user and preservationist of that beach for my entire life, protecting it from a lot more than turtles. You apparently dont understand a lifestyle that goes back far beyond the time you were allowed to build your house on that precious sand. Close the beach to driving for everybody? I think not.Rick LambersonI love St. Joe folks. We stand by what we believe in. The Cape folks pay most of the countys taxes. Some of them are quick to say it too. I believe they knew that before they purchased it. Im sorry but I pay for what I buy and dont complain when I buy more than what my neighbor does and in turn my taxable amount is more. I appreciate your tax money, I appreciate the business you bring to our county but dont try to change our way of life.Jake RichardsI lived on the Gulf side of Cape San Blas for about 9 years back in the 90s. I was even part of the Turtle Patrol, trained by Barbara Eells. Even as a property owner at the time, it didnt bother me for people to drive on the beach. I was raised in Gulf County and locals driving on the cape was a privilege we accepted and enjoyed. I remember my dad driving us on the beach from Indian Pass all the way around to the tip of the State Park, before the fence was put up. There was only one house on Cape San Blas other than the ones for the lighthouse keeper. Sometimes we would camp on the beach for a week at a time. We saw sea turtles crawling up to the dunes to lay eggs and back into the water. It was fascinating to watch. Us being there didnt seem to stop their mission! The hatchlings instinctively know how to reach the water. When I was on the turtle patrol, the only hazards I saw for them on the nights they hatched, were ghost crabs, raccoons, sea gulls, or possibly a storm surge that reached the nest before it was time to hatch. I could understand keeping traf c off the dunes, but driving on the beach is harmless! God put it there for the enjoyment of all the people, not just the property owners and wildlife who happen to reside there! LuLu McInnis FormbyFormer Gulf County resident See more at www.star .com My trusty Volvo wagon served our family well for 13 years, but after 106,000 miles it nally gave up the ghost. My wife just completed graduate school so we werent ready to commit to a new car payment. I rented a car at rst, but at $500 a month, that soon got old. Then I came across a concept new me: assuming someone elses car lease. Initially I was skeptical, but after considerable research I took the plunge. It took many emails and phone calls and a month-long wait for the paperwork to clear, but I now have a one-year lease on a quality car whose monthly cost is about a third less than the stripped-down model I was renting. With the caveat that car lease assumption is not right for everyone, heres how the process works: People need to get out of their car leases for a variety of reasons but its notoriously dif cult to do so you usually must pay the outstanding balance plus an early termination fee. One way around this, if your nance company allows it, is to transfer the lease to another party for the remainder of its term. Many people use online lease assumption services like Swapalease.com and LeaseTrader. com. I went with Swapalease.com. These companies match people wanting to unload their lease (think of them as sellers) with so-called buyers interested taking over the remainder of someones lease. Among the potential advantages for buyers: No down payment. You can secure a shorter-term lease. Sellers will generally offer or agree to nancial incentives to unload their lease. Newer cars are usually still under warranty. However, be aware of the many fees involved on both sides of the transaction: Sellers are charged a fee to advertise their vehicle on the websites (generally $50 to $150), and a transaction fee if a lease transfer is initiated ($100 to $150). Buyers pay a registration fee to obtain contact information for sellers (around $40 to $80). Some sites charge buyers a transaction fee as well. Buyers must le a credit application with the lender which can cost up to several hundred dollars; the fee typically isn't refundable if the credit check deems you aren't creditworthy. The leasing company itself will typically charge the buyer a lease transfer fee (typically $50 to $600). A few additional suggestions and precautions: Inspect the car and note any damage. You may also want to have a mechanic inspect it. Ask whether the lender will remove the seller's name from the lease some won't. During negotiations, ask the seller to pay the application and lease transfer fees. It doesn't hurt to ask and you're still saving them a ton of money. Don't expect a lot of customer service from the swapping website. Make sure there's enough mileage left on the lease to suit your needs. You'll have to pay DMV registration fees and sales tax may apply. Your insurance company will need to provide the leasing company with evidence that you have adequate coverage. Know that it can take several weeks or more for the transaction to fully close. For me, that meant an extra month's rental. All in all, if youre exible about what kind of car youre willing to drive and not in a big hurry, assuming someone elses lease can be a viable option. Just make sure to do your due diligence. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoneyRon Pollack Executive Director, Families USA Special to The Star Since Medicare Part D went into effect in 2006, prescription drugs have been an integral part of the Medicare bene t package. So, the question of how seniors can save additional money on medications often comes up, but so does the question of how the entire Medicare Part D program can be more cost-effective and save taxpayers money without jeopardizing enrollee bene ts. Q: Will closing the Part D doughnut hole really save bene ciaries money? A: Many seniors may not be aware that the infamous doughnut hole, or gap in coverage, is closing thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Before the health care law was passed, if bene ciaries reached the initial limit on total drug expenses ($2,970 in 2013), they had no prescription drug coverage until they spent an added $3,700 out of their own pockets. But in 2013, people in the doughnut hole are receiving discounts of 52.5 percent on name-brand drugs and 21 percent on generics. These discounts will result in signi cant savings for about 4 million Medicare bene ciaries in 2013. More importantly, the discounts will continue every year until 2020, when the doughnut hole will be completely eliminated. Q: Where can we nd more value for Medicare dollars? A: The best opportunity for nding smart savings in Medicare is looking for better deals on what Medicare pays for prescription drugs. Plans that offer coverage under Medicare Part D are run by private insurers, and Medicare is prohibited from negotiating directly for discounts. An independent 2011 study by the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General found that drug manufacturers provide an average 19 percent discount to Medicare Part D plans, while state Medicaid programs receive a discount of 45 percent for the same drugs. This is a substantial savings that could be passed on to bene ciaries if Medicare was allowed to negotiate prices like Medicaid does. Q: In what ways can Medicare get a better bargain on prescription drugs? A: Substantial savings could come from obtaining discounts on drugs used by low-income bene ciaries. In fact, before Medicare Part D was enacted in 2003, drug manufacturers were required to provide discounts to low-income bene ciaries. Legislation that has been introduced both in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Presidents budget proposal, all call for these discounts to be restored. Estimates show that these discounts could save the Medicare program anywhere from $120 to $140 billion over the next 10 years. The savings from these discounts could be used to improve other aspects of Medicare, or to reduce the de cit. Q: Would higher discounts in Part D affect the pharmaceutical industrys research and development work? A: Research and development actually thrived at the same time many of these deeper discounts were in place in the 1990s and early 2000s. Q: Are there other ways for Medicare to save money on prescription drugs? Other options for lowering the cost of the Part D program include allowing Medicare to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical manufacturers (like the Department of Veterans Affairs does), and letting Medicare operate its own Part D plan alongside private insurers. These alternatives are more complicated than the discounts discussed above, but they are worth considering in the future. Q: Why do we need to search for savings in Part D? A: In todays economy, leaders in Washington have tough choices to make about health care spending. It is true that Part D costs less than initially forecast, but that is because enrollment is about 25 percent lower than originally projected, and because increased use of generics has slowed drug spending overall. These developments should not prevent us from looking for better value for taxpayer dollars. Readers respond to call to close beaches to vehicles Leasing a car on the cheapPage 5 JASON ALDERMANCan Medicare save money for bene ciaries and taxpayers alike?

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Monday-Saturday:7:00AM-7:00PMEST Sunday:7:00AM-5:00PMEST HappyFather'sDay!!! 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,June1389 7730% Fri,June1489 7640% Sat,June1588 7720% Sun,June1688 7720% Mon,June1787 76 0% Tues,June1887 7630% Wed,June1988 7710% By TINA HARBUCK654-8440|@DestinLogTina tharbuck@thedestinlog.com What better place to set a world shing record than in the Worlds Luckiest Fishing Village? Michael Stough of Cincinnati, Ohio, did just that while y shing aboard the Anastasia with Capt. Tony Davis on Tuesday. His pending world record red snapper, a 9.5-pounder, was caught on a 6-pound tippet. The current record on the books for red snapper on 6-pound tippet is 7.13 pounds caught by Ched Cooke in 2010. I wonder if he (Ched Cooke) had a cold chill run across his back a couple of hours ago, Stough jokingly said Tuesday afternoon after they weighed his snapper at HarborWalk Marina. This is not Stoughs rst time to y sh for snapper out of Destin, nor his rst world record. Last year, while shing aboard the Anastasia, he set the world record for 16-pound tippet with a 12.6pound red snapper, and the record for 8-pound line with a 12.1-pounder. I sh all over the world, but Destin is by far the best place to catch red snapper, Stough said. Stough, who has been chartering trips aboard the Anastasia for more than a decade, set aside ve days to try and set a few world records. His plans were to catch the largest snapper on 12, 6, 4 and 2 pound tippet. On Tuesday, day three of his shing expedition, they targeted snapper using 12and 6-pound tippet. We broke off about a dozen red snapper, as well as released about 10 small ones, said Capt. Davis, before Stough pulled in the winning keeper. Fly shing for red snapper, a bottom dwelling sh, can be a challenge. Davis explained that they chum the sh to the top then Stough goes to work with the y. Stough said he likes to use a Clouser y and he set aside about six dozen for his time in Destin. They hit a y real well, Stough said. But y shing is demanding. Stough explained that red snapper are programmed to go to protective cover once they take the y. With a regular rod and reel, an angler could hoist a snapper in the boat in a couple of minutes. But on this rod it took about 25 minutes, Stough said. You have to be gentle and not much drag. Fly shing is more nesse than brawn, he said. And it takes a lot of patience on the part of the captain as well. The captain has the dif culty of holding up on a spot and wind is always a factor. But Stough spoke highly of Davis and the Destin Ohio man pulls in another possible red snapper world record TINA HARBUCK | The Destin LogTop: Michael Stough measures the girth of the red snapper. The snapper measured 26 long, and 19 around the girth. Stough caught the snapper while shing aboard Anastasia with Capt. Tony Davis, pictured at right. Above: Stough shows off his 9.5-pound red snapper. His catch is a pending world record for that particular class line.Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, June 13, 2013 OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A Inshore OffshoreRed snapper continues to be the best bet in offshore fishing right now and will be until the season closes on June 28th in Federal waters. Big snapper are holding on near shore and offshore wrecks from 60-150ft of water. Live bait will prove to be the best for bigger fish, however snapper will eat cut bait as well. Try fishing 20 feet off the bottom with a live grunt or pinfish for a trophy red snapper. As the summer time weather patterns start to set in, bay fishing will be a game of early and late. Early morning top water action will produce nice trout and redfish catches. Late afternoon fishing will be mainly live bait and grubs and jigs and as the water cools down, try switching back to a top water hard bait for a trophy red fish or trout. Flounder are showing up in the normal places this week from Mexico Beach to Indian Pass. SPONSORED BY ONE MORE FOR THE RECORD BOOKSIts important to understand how our boats are made, what they are made of and why. You may have soft, spongy spots in the deck, hatch lids or transom. This damage is the result of water intrusion. This water gets into the core through cracked, damaged fiberglass or where holes have been drilled, like where the motor is mounted to the transom. The fiberglass itself doesnt get soft; its the coring materials sandwiched between the top and bottom layers of fiberglass. This coring is chosen by some boat manufacturers based on cost, weight, durability and ability to shape. For many years, manufacturers used wood, plants and sheets. Balsa wood was very popular marine plywood (laminated together with epoxy instead of glue). The most popular coring material now used is a variety of dense foam materials. It wont rot if moisture intrudes, is lightweight and costs less to ship. We typically use untreated plywood, treated plywood tends to contain moisture from its chemical bath and subsequently fiberglass resins have difficulty bonding. Plus it is readily available. Remember the fiberglass is not the soft, spongy spot you feel. It is the coring, so you must cut or grind it out, making sure not to cut through and grind completely through the bottom layer of fiberglass. Keeping the bottom layer of fiberglass will help when re-installing new coring. Sand the bottom layer of fiberglass with 40-60 grit sandpaper. Clean thoroughly, cut to fit the new coring. If using plywood, set the saw blade to one-quarter in cutting depth and cut a parquet pattern into the top of your new coring. This allows a better fiberglass bond and allows some flexibility, helping eliminate fiberglass cracking. New week we will begin glassing in this new coring. SHIPSHAPEBy Richard HanceFiberglass structural repairs

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LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, June 13, 2013 USAAthletes InternationalBringingthe WorldsBestAthletes TogetherthroughSports andEducationFundRaiserSendHeatherBrinkmeiertoAustralia When: 4:00PM10:00PMCST Where: RusticSandsCampground-800N15th Street-MexicoBeach LIVEMUSICFeaturing: AlanDykesBand FOOD: BBQPlates DRINKS :ColdBeer,Soda&IcedTea HUGERAFFLE! 2NightMexicoBeachCabinStay,FishingPole, GiftCertificates,Food,andMuchMore! FCAT from page A1students scoring 3 or better (on a scale of 1-5) was across the board among fth-graders in reading, math and science, the latter administered only among fth-, eighthand 10th-graders. The state average was ve to nine percentage points higher than the district average in each category. The entire decit to state averages came out of Wewahitchka Elementary School. The percentage of students scoring 3 or better 3 is consider at grade level fell short of the state average in those three subjects by 15-20 percentage points. The district, Ramsey said, also likely will come up short in bonus points for learning gains among the lowest performing quartile of students, another area where the district consistently has counted on signicant points. The points from the FCAT scores this was the second year of what is known as FCAT 2.0, which is moving the state toward Common Core Standards used nationwide and from bonuses for learning gains in specic student demographics is how the state establishes school and district grades. At this juncture, the district has all information pertinent to elementary school grades. High school grades are determined by FCAT scores (50 percent), components such as enrollment and success in dual-enrolled college-level courses, graduation and drop-out rates. Those latter components will not be available until fall. The district also has room for appeal. The state provides a window through the next two weeks to argue any potential discrepancies to the FDOE. Ramsey said she and school administrators already had spotted several areas of appeal. On the positive, the district had a higher percentage of students performing at grade level or above than students statewide in all other categories and grades save the writing scores among high school sophomores a 3.0 compared to the state average of 3.5 on a scale of 1-6 and reading and writing in fourth grade. Among district fourthgraders, the mean writing score was 3.2 compared to 3.4 for the state. The percentage of fourth-graders scoring 3 or above in the district was 54 percent compared to 60 percent statewide. In the EOC, or end-ofcourse exams, administered now in high school in four core subjects but which will replace the FCAT in a few years, the district also landed below the state average for the percentage of students in the bottom one-third of scores in U.S. History. The history EOC was administered for the rst time this year. Broken down by individual schools, the FCAT scores show a stark contrast in the two community elementary schools in the district. At Port St. Joe Elementary School, the percentage of students scoring 3 or above in applicable subjects and every grade was above the state average, save for fourth-grade writing scores. At Port St. Joe High School, the exact same was true, with 10th-grade writing the only area where the percentage students scoring at grade prociency did not reach the state standard. Wewahitchka Elementary scores told a different story. As noted several weeks ago by Deputy Superintendent for Instruction Sara Joe Wooten, third-graders at Wewahitchka Elementary knocked it out of the park on both math and reading, an impressive 76 percent of third-graders scoring 3 or above, 18 percentage points above the state average; the difference was nine percentage points in reading. And in math, 64 percent of sixth-graders and 64 percent of eighth-graders scored at or above grade level, both numbers ahead of the state average. We did strengthen some of our deciencies, especially in math and particularly in Wewahitchka, Ramsey said. That is really a positive. I applaud them for that. Wewahitchka Elementary sixth-graders also were above the state average in reading, with 68 percent reading at or above grade level compared to 59 percent statewide. However, at no other grade level or subject did the percentage of Wewahitchka students, through high school sophomores, scoring at grade level or above reach the state average. As the district has emphasized reading, the percentage of fourth-graders and fth-graders scoring 3 or above, for example, was behind the state by doubledigits, 20 percentage points among fth-graders. Comparing classes as they advanced based on FCAT scores also highlighted troubling scores, Ramsey noted. The percentage of students scoring at grade level in math and reading from grade to grade fell almost uniformly at both elementary schools, save for reading scores in Port St. Joe and math in Wewahitchka. The trend was similar at the high schools, with Wewahitchka students showing improvement in reaching grade level in math and Port St. Joe students in reading. HURRICANE from page A1Director Marshall Nelson hosted a recovery drill to ensure the emergency operations staff is ready should disaster strike during the upcoming season. We spend a lot of time talking about the initial response, but not always the recovery process, Nelson said. He focused his session on the two to four weeks after a disaster and encouraged the staff to think of scenarios they might encounter, such as how to help the injured if the hospital and health department are shut down. He also discussed costly services such as debris removal to ensure the group had a strong understanding of the events that could transpire in the weeks after a storm. Some were shocked, Nelson said. Some of them had never thought about those things. Nelson stressed the importance of being prepared both for families and individuals. He encouraged everyone to stock up on food, water and gasoline well in advance. Once a storm hits, all of the places you would get those items could be closed or destroyed, Nelson said. During times of distress, communication is vital to the safety of any community. Its all about accuracy, timing and how the message is delivered, said Jennifer Jenkins, executive director of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council and county public information ofcer. Any time the EOC is activated, Jenkins attends all briengs and meetings and reports to the Board of County Commissioners. She is also responsible for speaking with authorities, locals and the media, relaying any and all pertinent info from the EOC. The TDC has a system in place that will automatically transmit important information to residents via email, and a text message-based campaign is in the works. As always, safety is our No. 1 concern, but we also have to be mindful that our livelihood is anchored around tourism, Jenkins said. In addition to keeping the local and regional media informed during disasters, Jenkins also communicates with local businesses and rental agencies so important information is passed along to current and future tourists. Immediately after the storm, we are mindful of our messaging, nding that balance between assessing the damage, keeping everyone safe and letting visitors know we are back open for business. She also works alongside the county Public Works team to continually assess the beaches throughout hurricanes and storms, watching for damage or erosion potential visitors might need to know about. The TDC website is host to a travel advisory component that allows Jenkins to change the messaging at a moments notice, allowing for the latest information to be available at all times. Based on her 20 years of tourism marketing experience, Jenkins praised the Gulf County EMS team. Marshal is top-notch, and the way everyone works together is amazing, she said. I certainly feel safe and condent when we are activated. Nelson added, If you know who youre playing in the sandbox with, youll work together better. Hurricanes pose a constant threat to the region, and locals should always have a disaster kit on hand during the summer months. Kits should be assembled in advance and contain a minimum of three days worth of food, one gallon of water per person per day, a ashlight and extra batteries and a rst aid kit. Though local ofcials and relief workers will be on scene after a disaster, it might take up to 72 hours to reach everyone. For more information on hurricane safety and to create a plan for your family, visit www.oridadisaster.org. To sign-up for the TDC partner newsletter, send a request to info@visitgulf.com. We spend a lot of time talking about the initial response, but not always the recovery process ... Once a storm hits, all of the places you would get those items could be closed or destroyed.Marshall Nelson emergency management director

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A8 | The Star Thursday, June 13, 2013 WerepleasedtopresenttoyouthisyearsAnnualWaterQualityReport.Thisreportisdesignedtoinform youaboutthequalitywaterandserviceswedelivertoyoueveryday.TheMexicoBeachreportcoversthe periodfromJanuarytoDecember2012.Ourconstantgoalistoprovideyouwithasafeanddependable supplyofdrinkingwater.Wearecommittedtoensuringthequalityofyourwater.BayCountyistheprovider oftheCityswatersupply.TheBayCountyAnnualWaterQualityReportisalsoincludedinthisreport.Once thewaterisreceivedbyMexicoBeach,chlorineisreintroducedfordisinfectantpurposesandAquamagTM isaddedforironsequestration. SurfaceWaterSource BayCountyWatersourceisdrawnfromDeerPointLake.TheTreatmentPlantusesaconventionaltreatment processconsistingofcoagulation,occulation,sedimentation,ltration,pHadjustment,disinfection, uoridationandcorrosioncontrol.Thetreatmentprocessincludesaddinglimeoccasionallytoprovide additionalalkalinitytotherawwatersothatitcanreactwiththeprimarycoagulatingchemical-ferric sulfate,whichisaddedtoremoveparticlesandorganics.Polymerisalsoaddedtoassistinthecoagulation process.SodiumHypochloriteisaddedtomaintaindisinfectioninthedistributionsystem.Theadditionof zincorthophosphatereducesthecorrosivenessofthewater.Fluoride,intheformofhydrouosilicicacid,is addedasasupplementtopreventtoothdecay.LimeisalsoaddedattheendoftheprocesstoincreasethepH. TheseprocessesareneededtomeetthedrinkingwaterstandardsassetbytheUnitedStatesEnvironmental ProtectionAgency(EPA)andtheFloridaDepartmentofEnvironmentalProtection(FDEP). SourceWaterAssessmentPlanandWaterQualityMonitoring In2012theDepartmentofEnvironmentalProtectionperformedaSourceWaterAssessmentonBayCountys system.Theassessmentwasconductedtoprovideinformationaboutanypotentialsourcesofcontamination inthevicinityofBayCountySurfaceWaterintake.Thesurfacewatersystemisconsideredtobeathigh riskbecauseofthemanypotentialsourcesofcontaminationpresentintheassessmentarea.Theassessment resultsareavailableontheFDEPSourceWaterAssessmentandProtectionProgramwebsiteatwww.dep. state..us/swapportheycanbeobtainedfromBayCountyUtilityServicesbycalling(850)248-5010. Ifyouhaveanyquestionsaboutthisreportorconcerningyourwaterutility,pleasecontactMaryLeonard at(850)-648-3002.Weencourageourvaluedcustomerstobeinformedabouttheirwaterutility.Ifyouwant tolearnmoreaboutourutilities,pleasecontactthePublicWorksDepartmentat(850)648-5700oryoumay attendoneofourregularmonthlyCouncilmeetings,heldthesecondTuesdayofeachmonthat6:00pmCST intheMexicoBeachCivicCenter. TheCityofMexicoBeachroutinelymonitorsforcontaminantsinyourdrinkingwateraccordingtoFederal andStatelaws,rules,andregulations.Exceptwhereindicatedotherwise,thisMexicoBeachreportisbased ontheresultsofourmonitoringfortheperiodofJanuary1sttoDecember31,2012. AsauthorizedandapprovedbyEPA,theStatehasreducedmonitoringrequirementsforcertaincontaminants tolessoftenthanonceperyearbecausetheconcentrationsofthesecontaminantsarenotexpectedtovary signicantlyfromyeartoyear.Someofourdatathoughrepresentative,ismorethanoneyearold. Inthetablebelowyouwillndtermsandabbreviationsyoumightnotbefamiliarwith.Tohelpyoubetter understandthesetermsweveprovidedthefollowingdenitions: MaximumContaminantLevelorMCL:Thehighestlevelofacontaminantthatisallowedindrinkingwater. MCLsaresetasclosetotheMCLGsasfeasibleusingthebestavailabletreatmenttechnology. MaximumContaminantLevelGoalorMCLG:Thelevelofacontaminantindrinkingwaterbelowwhich thereisnoknownorexpectedrisktohealth.MCLGsallowforamarginofsafety. Non-detectorNDmeansnotdetectedandindicatesthatthesubstancewasnotfoundbylaboratoryanalysis Nonapplicable(N/A).Doesnotapply. ActionLevel(AL):Theconcentrationofacontaminant,which,ifexceeded,triggerstreatmentorother requirements,whichawatersystemmustfollow. Partspermillion(ppm)orMilligramsperliter(mg/I)onepartpermillioncorrespondstooneminuteintwo yearsorasinglepennyin$10,000.00. Partsperbillion(ppb)orMicrogramsperliter(ig/1)onepartperbillioncorrespondstooneminutein2,000 yearsorasinglepennyin$10,000,000.00. Picocurieperliter(pCi/L)-measureoftheradioactivityinwater. NephelometricTurbidityUnit(NTU)Themeasurementoftheclarityofwater.Turbidityinexcessof5 NTUisjustnoticeabletotheaverageperson. TT(Treatmenttechnique)Requiredprocessintendedtoreducethelevelofacontaminantindrinkingwater. MRDL(MaximumResidualDisinfectantLevel)Thehighestlevelofdisinfectantallowedindrinking water.Thereisconvincingevidencethatadditionofadisinfectantisnecessaryforcontrolofmicrobial contaminants. MRDLG(MaximumResidualDisinfectantLevelGoal)Thelevelofadrinkingwaterdisinfectantbelow whichthereisnoknownorexpectedrisktohealth.MRDLGsdonotreectthebenetsoftheuseof disinfectantstocontrolmicrobialcontaminants. InitialDistributionSystemEvaluation(IDSE):AnimportantpartoftheStage2DisinfectionByproducts Rule(DBPR).TheIDSEisaone-timestudyconductedbywatersystemstoidentifydistributionsystems locationswithhighconcentrationsoftotaltrihalomethanes(TTHMs)andhaloaceticacids(HAA5).Water systemswilluseresultsfromtheIDSE,inconjunctionwiththeirStage1DBPRcompliancemonitoringdata, toselectcompliancemonitoringlocationsfortheStage2DBPR.WaterQualityTestResultsIfpresent,elevatedlevelsofleadcancauseserioushealthproblems,especiallyforpregnant womenandyoungchildren.Leadindrinkingwaterisprimarilyfrommaterialsandcomponentsassociated withservicelinesandhomeplumbing.MexicoBeachServicesareresponsibleforprovidinghighquality drinkingwater,butcannotcontrolthevarietyofmaterialsusedinplumbingcomponents.Whenyourwater hasbeensittingforseveralhours,youcanminimizethepotentialforleadexposurebyushingyourtapfor 30secondsto2minutesbeforeusingwaterfordrinkingorcooking.Ifyouareconcernedaboutleadinyour water,youmaywishtohaveyourwatertested.Informationonleadindrinkingwater,testingmethods,and stepsyoucantaketominimizeexposureisavailablefromtheSafeDrinkingWaterHotlineorathttp:www. epa.gov/safewater/lead. Thesourcesofdrinkingwater(bothtapwaterandbottlewater)includerivers,lakes,streams, ponds,reservoirs,springs,andwells.Aswatertravelsoverthesurfaceofthelandorthroughtheground,it dissolvesnaturallyoccurringmineralsand,insomecases,radioactivematerial,andcanpickupsubstances resultingfromthepresenceofanimalsorfromhumanactivity. Contaminantsthatmaybepresentinsourcewaterinclude: (A)Microbialcontaminants,suchasvirusesandbacteria,whichmaycomefromsewagetreatment plants,septicsystems,agriculturallivestockoperations,andwildlife. (B)Inorganiccontaminants,suchassaltsandmetals,whichcanbenaturally-occurringorresultfrom urbanstormwaterrunoff,industrialordomesticwastewaterdischarges,oilandgasproduction,mining,or farming. (C)Pesticidesandherbicides,whichmaycomefromavarietyofsourcessuchasagriculture,urban stormwaterrunoff,andresidentialuses. (D)Organicchemicalcontaminants,includingsyntheticandvolatileorganicchemicals,whichare byproductsofindustrialprocessesandpetroleumproduction,andmaycomefromgasstations,urbanstorm waterrunoff,andsepticsystems. (E)Radioactivecontaminants,whichcanbenaturallyoccurringorbetheresultofoilandgasproduction andminingactivities. Inordertoensurethattapwaterissafetodrink,EPAprescribesregulationswhichlimittheamountofcertain contaminantsinwaterprovidedbypublicwatersystems. FDAregulationsestablishlimitsforcontaminantsinbottledwater,whichmustprovidethesameprotection forpublichealth. Drinkingwater,includingbottledwater,mayreasonablybeexpectedtocontainatleastsmallamounts ofsomecontaminants.Thepresenceofcontaminantsdoesnotnecessarilyindicatethatthewaterposesa healthrisk.Moreinformationaboutcontaminantsandpotentialhealtheffectscanbeobtainedbycallingthe EnvironmentalProtectionAgencysSafeDrinkingWaterHotlineat1-800-426-4791. Somepeoplemaybemorevulnerabletocontaminantsindrinkingwaterthanthegeneralpopulation.Immunecompromisedpersonssuchaspersonswithcancerundergoingchemotherapy,personswhohaveundergone organtransplants,peoplewithHIV/AIDSorotherimmunesystemdisorders,someelderly,andinfantscanbe particularlyatriskfrominfections.Thesepeopleshouldseekadviceaboutdrinkingwaterfromtheirhealth careproviders.EPA/CDCguidelinesonappropriatemeanstolessentheriskofinfectionbyCryptosporidium andothermicrobiologicalcontaminantsareavailablefromtheSafeDrinkingWaterHotline(800-426-4791). WeatCityofMexicoBeachworktoprovidetopqualitywatertoeverytap.Weaskthatallourcustomershelp usprotectourwatersources,whicharetheheartofourcommunity,ourwayoflifeandourchildrensfuture.2012AnnualDrinkingWaterQualityReport MexicoBeachWaterSystem 2012MEXICOBEACHTESTRESULTSTABLEContaminantand Unitof Measurement DatesofSampling(mo./yr.)ALExceededY/N 90thPercentileResult No.of samplingsites exceeding theAL MCLG AL (Action Level) LikelySourceof Contamination LEADANDCOPPERTAPWATER Copper(tapwater)(ppm) Aug.& Sept. 2011 N0.140of201.31.3 Corrosionofhouseholdplumbingsystems;erosionofnatural deposits;leachingfromwood preservatives Lead(tapwater)(ppb) Aug.& Sept. 2011 N10of20015 Corrosionofhouseholdplumbingsystems;erosionofnatural deposits STAGE1DISINFECTANT/DISINFECTIONBYPRODUCTD/DBPDisinfectantor Contaminant &Unitof Measurement DatesofSampling(mo./yr.)MCLor MRDLViolation Y/NLevel Detected Range of ResultsMCLG or MRDLGMCL or MRDL LikelySourceof Contamination HaloaceticAcid(ve) (HAAS)(ppb) 01/129/12 N2915.55-40.8N/AMCL=60 Byproductofdrinkingwater disinfection TTHM(TotalTrihalomethanes)(ppb) 01/129/12 N5026.2-96.5N/AMCL=80 Byproductofdrinkingwater disinfection Chlorine(ppm) 1/1212/12 N0.850.2-1.3MRDLG =4MRDL =4.0 Wateradditiveusedtocontrol microbes Note:TheresultintheLevelDetectedcolumnforTTHMs,HAA5sandChlorinearethehighestofthefourquarterlyrunningannualaveragesofresultsfrom allsamplingsites. STAGE2DISINFECTANT/DISINFECTIONBYPRODUCTD/DBPContaminant &Unitof Measurement DatesofSampling(mo./yr.)MCLor MRDLViolation Y/NLevel Detected Range of ResultsMCLG or MRDLGMCL or MRDL LikelySourceof Contamination HaloaceticAcid(ve) (HAAS)(ppb) 10/1212/12 N/AN/A21.1-23.1N/AMCL=60 Byproductofdrinkingwater disinfection TTHM(TotalTrihalomethanes)(ppb) 10/1212/12 N/AN/A32.5-35.1N/AMCL=80 Byproductofdrinkingwater disinfection Note:LevelDetectedcolumnforTTHMs,HAA5sisbasedonfourquartersofresults. 2012BAYCOUNTYTESTRESULTSTABLEMICROBIALCONTAMINANTS Contaminantand Unitof Measurement DatesofSampling(mo./yr.)MCLViolationY/N The Highest SingleMeasurementTheLowestMonthly Percentageof Samples MeetingRegulatory Limits MCLGMCL LikelySourceof Contamination Turbidity(NTU) 01/1212/12 N0.91 95.7N/ATTSoilRuno Turbidityisameasureofthecloudinessofthewater.Wemonitoritbecauseitisagoodindicatoroftheeectivenessofourltrationsystem.Highturbidity canhindertheeectivenessofdisinfectants.*ThetreatmentTechniquestandardrequiresthat95%oftheturbidityreadingsbeat0.3NTUorless. RADIOACTIVECONTAMINANTS Contaminantand Unitof Measurement DatesofSampling(mo./yr.)MCLViolationY/N Level Detected Rangeof Results MCLGMCL LikelySourceof Contamination Radium226+228or combinedRadium(pCi/L) Apr-11N0.8 N/A 05Erosionofnaturaldeposits INORGANICCONTAMINANTS Contaminantand Unitof Measurement DatesofSampling(mo./yr.)MCLViolationY/N Level Detected Rangeof Results MCLGMCL LikelySourceof Contamination Antimony(ppb) Apr-12N0.4 N/A 66 Dischargefrompetroleum reneries;reretardants; ceramics;electronics;solder Barium(ppm) Apr-12N0.0101N/A 22 Dischargeofdrillingwastes; dischargefrommetalreneries;erosionofnaturaldeposits Beryllium(ppb) Apr-12N0.2 N/A 44 Dischargefrommetalreneries andcoalburningfactories; dischargefromelectrical,aerospace,anddefenseindustries Cadmium(ppb) Apr-12N0.1 N/A 55 Corrosionofgalvanizedpipes; erosionofnaturaldeposits; dischargefrommetalreneries;runofromwastebatteries andpaints Flouride(ppm) Apr-12N0.90 N/A 44.0 Erosionofnaturaldeposits; dischargefromfertilizerand aluminumfactories.Wateradditivewhichpromotesstrong teethattheoptimumlevelof 0.7ppm Nickel(ppb) Apr-12N3.1 N/AN/A100 Pollutionfromminingand reningoperations.Natural occurrenceinsoil. Selenium(ppb) Apr-12N1.2 N/A5050 Dischargefrompetroleum andmetalreneries;erosion ofnaturaldeposits;discharge frommines Sodium(ppm) Apr-12N7 N/AN/A160 Saltwaterintrusion;leaching fromsoil Lead(pointofentry)(ppb)April12N0.4 N/A 015 Residuefromman-madepollutionsuchasautoemissions andpaint;leadpipe,casing, andsolder TOTALORGANICCARBON Contaminantand Unitof Measurement DatesofSampling(mo./yr.)TT Violation Y/NLowest Running Annual Average, Computed Quarterly, ofMonthly Removal RatiosRangeofMonthly RamovalRatios MCLGMCL LikelySourceof Contamination TotalOrganicCarbonJan-Dec12N1.491.41-1.97N/ATT Naturallypresentinthe environment

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Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Port St. Joe Star. 1) What will you ordinarily lose 94 of during the course of your life? Purse or wallet, Keys, Combs or brushes, Bones 2) Which state uses the slogan Wild, Wonderful for its license plates? W. Virginia, Montana, Vermont, Oregon 3) The rst neon sign was made in 1923 for what type of dealership? Frigidaire, Singer, Ford, Packard 4) A big banger is a large one of what in auto-racing circles? Sandwich, Engine, Tire iron, Pit crew 5) What does a pintle ordinarily hold together? Lamp, Lock, Hinge, Kettle 6) Which dart score is dubbed Sunset Strip? 11, 21, 77, 100 7) On the human body whats a scapula? Kneecap, Shoulder blade, Forehead, Nostril 8) How old was Booth when he assassinated Lincoln? 26, 31, 42, 58 9) Baseball umpires are commonly referred to as what color? Red, Blue, Black, Green 10) What group invented the wheelbarrow? Chinese, Romans, Egyptians, Irish 11) When was the rst diet soft drink called the No-Cal Beverage launched? 1944, 1952, 1969, 1974 12) Who was the rst NBA guard to average 30 points a game for the season? Robertson, Selvy, Frazier, Cousy 13) Willys-Overland was the rst owner of what popular trademark? Civic, Beetle, BMW, Jeep 14) What per-say is the safest shell sh to eat raw? Shrimp, Lobster, Scallops, Oysters ANSWERS 1) Bones. 2) W. Virginia. 3) Packard. 4) Engine. 5) Hinge. 6) 77. 7) Shoulder blade. 8) 26. 9) Blue. 10) Chinese. 11) 1952. 12) Robertson. 13) Jeep. 14) Scallops. COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, June 13, 2013 BPage 1Section Centennial TRIVIAQ: In this 1907 photograph the city of Apalachicola celebrates the arrival of the Apalachicola Northern Railroads rst train into town. Even before the arrival of the rst train the stockholders of the new railroad realized that Apalachicola Bay was too shallow for the new larger ocean-going ships that were expected. Instead, they chose to make the deeper waters of St. Joseph Bay (and Port St. Joe) the center of railroad and port activities. What event in United States history helped in uence the stockholders decision? Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com Fourth times a charm for AylmerBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Raymond Elmo Aylmer wanted to go out on a high note. The driver at Gulf Public Transportation was thinking that competing in 11 Florida Paratransit Roadeos and four National Paratransit Roadeos over the past 16 years might be enough. He had won two more rst-place trophies at the Florida competition last month, stamping a ticket to the national competition and wondered if maybe this would be it. Then he reached nationals the rst week of June in Albuquerque, N.M. and, after three previous attempts had come up just short, took home a national title and a huge trophy to add to his collection. It took four times and I nally did it, Alymer said. I was thinking about going out of Roadeo this year on an up note. After winning at nationals, I dont think I can get out. To nally win that coveted national title in the Van Division Aylmer had to face down a familiar foe. Every time Alymer reached nationals he has been in the top three in state eight times and nished second once at nationals Alymer had competed against the same driver from the same organization in Alabama. Each and every time that driver got the best of Aylmer. This year, it was Alymers turn. The margin of victory: a single point, 856-855 on a scale that tops out at 1,000 points. The competition was tight, Aylmer said. In another division, the top ve places were separated by just 35 points. This one driver from this one organization in Alabama always won. Every year. He won in 2008 when I was second. I told myself I have got to beat him. As the nal scores were posted and read aloud to the competitors, Aylmer heard he wasnt in third place. I had either bombed out TIM CROFT | The StarAfter three unsuccessful attempts, Raymond Elmo Aylmer won a national championship at the National Paratransit Roadeo in Albuquerque, N.M.PLEASE SEE AYLMER | B6 Summer art classes now in sessionBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Those on the hunt for some creative summer fun should plan to head to The Artery where classes soon will be in session. Leslie Wentzell started her summer programs two years ago and has garnered strong interest from the local and tourist communities. I wanted to bring the availability to be creative to the community whether its kids or adults, Wentzell said. To meet the demand from summer visitors to the area, the majority of this years classes will be self-contained so that visitors can include their kids for a day, even if theyre just passing through. Over the course of the next six weeks there will be plenty to do as Tuesday afternoons will play host to a three-hour art class for children ages 11 and older. A silk painting class will be hosted each Wednesday morning. During the nontraditional class, attendees will paint on a silk scarf and take the wearable art home the same day, making a one-of-akind souvenir. Wentzell said, One of the things I like to do is look at broader arts that we can bring to people. Children 6-10 who have completed kindergarten can attend classes on Thursday mornings. Each of the classes will explore a different theme and creative medium. Plans are being developed for additional classes including a focus on acrylics and watercolor paints. I wanted to have a lot of things that people can drop in and do, especially on rainy days, Wentzell said. Classes will not be in session during the week of Fourth of July when the town will be participating in the Centennial Celebration, marking the 100th birthday of Port St. Joe. PLEASE SEE ART | B6Special to The StarWe only have one heart! I want to take care of mine and help people take care of theirs, too. This year, Port St. Joe Elementary School set a personal goal to raise money for the American Heart Association by participating in the Jump Rope for Heart event at our school. We also challenged our students by telling them if we reach our goal I would allow them to tape me to the wall. I am very proud to say not only did we meet that goal but we went over by $1,000. This year our students raised $5,601.50 for Jump Rope for Heart. I would like to take this time and thank all those students who participated in Jump Rope for Heart and thank all the family and friends for supporting this wonderful cause. Thank You! Coach Quinn and Mrs. Jewell HopperSpecial to THE STARAbove, the students begin the taping of Sandy Quinn to the wall of the gymnasium at Port St. Joe Elementary School, a reward for their fundraising and jumping skills. Below, Coach Sandy Quinn is taped to the wall while Jewell Hopper escapes as reward for students performance during Jump Rope for Heart.Jump Rope for HeartPort St. Joe Elementary students tape teacher to the wall

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TheHumaneSocietyhasanabundanceofsmalldogsatthistime.Ifyouarelookingforapetitecompanionwe haveyourpet.Chihuahua,DachshundandTerriersareavailableforadoptionnow.Dinkpicturedaboveisavery well-manneredgentleman.Hewalksverywellonhisleashandknowsthecommandofsit.Heloveskidsandadults alikeandwouldmakeagreatfamilydog. Ifyouareunabletoadoptatthistime,perhaps youcouldfosterormakeaDonation.All petsadoptedfromSJBHSwillbecurrenton vaccinationsandspayed/neutered.Pleasedo nothesitatetoemailtownsend.hsdirector@ gmail.comoradoptbaystjoe@gmail.comorcall theSt.JosephBayHumaneSocietyat850-2271103andaskforMelodyorDebbie!Applications areavailableatwww.sjbhumanesociety.orgWe requireallpotentialadopterstocompletean applicationform.Adoptionfeesincludeourcost ofspay/neuterandcurrentvaccinations.OurhoursfortheshelterareTuesday-Saturdayfrom10am-4pm! FaithsThriftHutisalwaysinneedofdonationsalso,andalltheproceedsgodirectlytosupporttheanimalsinour care!ThehoursforthestoreareThursday-Saturdayfrom10am-3pm.Volunteersarealwayswelcomeatbothour storeandourshelter!Ourstoreandshelterlocationis1007TenthStreetinPortSt.Joe!Hopetoseeyoualltheresoon!www.sjbhumanesociety.org Ifyouaremissingapetorwanttoadoptanewpet, pleasecheckwithyourlocalHumaneSocietyorShelter. FollowusonFacebook:St.JosephBayHumaneSociety SponsorthePetoftheWeek!forONLY$15perweek $60permonthJoelReed814.7377orKariFortune227.7847 CallToday GreatService-FairPriceQualityInternalMedicineSoftTissue/OrthopedicSurgeryDentistryCleanand SpaciousFacility AlbertByas,DVM StephenCollier,DVM300LongAve PSJ,FL32456 850-229-6009Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:30PM ANIMALHOSPITALofPortSt.Joe24-HourEmergencyServiceForOurCurrentClients 2091938 SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, June 13, 2013 William Shelton Quarles Jr. and Jacquelyn Kenney Quarles celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, June 11, 2013. Pictured at left are the happy couple, Jackie and Billy Quarles, with their greatgranddaughter, Violet Logan Landwehr, at the Sunset Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe. Sandra and Harold Rafeld of St. Joe Beach announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Jesse Harold Rafeld, to Kristin Leila Posey, daughter of Marsha Posey of Highland View. The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Gulf County Senior Citizens Community Center at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. No local invitations are being sent all friends and family of the couple are invited. The couple is registered at Target and Walmart. Jesse and Kristin will be residing in Bethlehem, Pa., where Jesse will be teaching and furthering his education at Lehigh University this fall. Happy 2nd Birthday Parker Dwight Butler We love you baby! Love, Mom, Dad, Miles, Rilan, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins Fred and Mary Buskens of Overstreet will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 15, with an afternoon reception given by their children. This event will take place at Highland View Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall. The Buskens family would like to invite all of their friends and family to come and help celebrate this joyous occasion from 3-6 p.m. ET. Highland View Baptist is at 310 Ling St. in Highland View. The couple was married June 12, 1953, at The Lagoon Baptist Church in Gulf Shores, Ala. They are blessed with three children, June Davis and husband Eddie, Frederick Buskens and wife, Rose, Kim Gainey and husband, Mike; eight grandchildren, ve great-grandchildren. The Buskens are members of Highland View Baptist Church.Senior Citizens needs your helpStar staff reportThe Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who ever served in the Armys 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our annual reunion in Columbus, Ga., from Sept. 17-21 contact secretarytreasurer, Bob Haynes, at 2idahq@comcast.net or 224-225-1202.Star Staff ReportGulf County Senior Citizens, at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, is asking for donations of non-perishable foods for our low-income seniors such as juice, canned tuna and chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for our clients that love to play bingo several times a week. Also needed are donations of items for arts and crafts. We provide a hot nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and older. Transportation may be available to our meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to our sites in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for meals and activities or who would like to donate any of the items noted above, call Debbie at 229-8466. Army 2nd Division reunion HAPPY BIRTHDAY BBUSKENS CELEBRATE 60 YEARS 1953-2013 POSEY, RAFFIELD ENGAGEMENT, WEDDING QUARLES CELEBRATE 60 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

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SmartLensesSMCanproduceclearvisionwithoutglasses, atalldistances BoardCertified andCataractSurgeonBoardCertified andCataractSurgeon 1109456 CouponExpires:6-30-13 CODE:PJ00 School NewsThe Star| B3Thursday, June 13, 2013 Sandra and Harold Rafeld proudly announce the graduation with honors of their son, Jesse Harold Rafeld, from Florida State University with a degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in physics and a minor in mathematics on May 3 at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center. Jesse will continue his education at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. this fall.Special to The Star The following students made the honor roll for the 4th nine weeks at Port St. Joe Elementary. First grade all As: Estevan Angel, Jenna Bareld, Aiden Black, Bella Canington, Desirae Causey, Samantha Childers, Cody Combow, Tanner Fogle, Wake Giffen, Arlena Gleichner, Owen Grantland, Brandon Heckenlively, Kylie Ingalls, Danica Kelly, Luke Pickels, Kaylee Schweikert, Kelsie Tomes, Fisher Vandertulip, Elyse Williams. First grade As and Bs : JaMarrien Becton, Zoey Burkett, Ashleigh Causey, Chase Dykes, Kelsey Ellwood, Mary Margaret Farrell, Dawson Fisher, Shauna Flowers, Lauren Givens, Carson Hendricks, Braden Jackson, Travis Jenkins, Teagan Jones, Makenna Kurnitsky, Lance Larry, Cassidy Lewis, Isaiah Mims, Zhyion Quinn, Alivia Randall, Dakota Tousignant, Jackson Vaughn, Brooke White. Second grade all As: Austen Bales, Sam Brown, Jackson Buckner, Skylar Clayton, Eli Fidler, Kaydan Haisten, Celeste Hamm, Luke Lentz, Karys Linton, Dane Mallon, Alexis Price, Gabriella Price, Hannah Riley, Janasia Walker Second grade As and Bs: Isa Barwick, Cheon Beachum, Madison Burkett, Maelynn Butler, Keith Cantrill, Alexis Causey, Walker Chumney, Donovan Cumbie, Desirae Dew, Nathan Duong, Ian Finch, Alexandria Fountain, Jaydon Gant, Payton Garland, Gunner Grogan, Gavin Haddock, Levi Hanlon, Raelynn Hardy, Damari Johnson, Prince Jones, Jacob Justice, Chase Lanford, Trinten Lee, Bladen Levins, Cole Moore, Kaiden Pitts, Jasslyn Rafeld, Cedric Rey, Ricky Sherrill, Shanecia Sims, Saylor Tull, Sayla Wade, Addi Watts, Britt White, Caitlin White, Terry Lee Whitlock, Dane Wright, Lajuan Zaccaro. Third grade all As: Trent Antley, Aiden Bolton, Elliana Burkett, Santana Causey, Shelby Causey, Halston Fulk, Zoe Gerlach, Natalie Graziano, Laura Beth Hill, Porter Hodges, Donovan Miniat, Erica Ramsey, Ava Ryan, Megan Saleh, Sarah Beth Thompson. Third grade As and Bs: Brianna Biagini, Sammya Brown, Paloma BurgosHarris, Destiny Dykes, Chasity Finch, Ricky Rorbes-Rosado, Madelyn Gortemoller, Jayden Hayes, Emily Lacour, Alexandria Thomason, Leighton Whiteld, Lily Wockenfuss. Fourth grade all As: Leanna Baumgardner, Henry Balogh, Savannah Burkett, Allie Godwin, Tyler Guthrie, Lauren Jenkins, Bryson Lee, Loren Martin, Caleb Wright. Fourth grade all As and Bs: Austin Ard, Lyndsey Butler, Hana Cline, Laci Conley, Parker Cornwell, Jacob Davis, Ali Evans, Sarah Fidler, Clay Fox, Hailey Harriman, Corbin Ingalls, Ashlen Kyle, Kevin Lacivita, Lanecia Larry, Mattison Mills, Clint Moore, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Terry Rae Phillips, Jack Randall, Philip Riley, Austin Robinson, Alex Strickland, Hannah Tomlinson, Analisa Treglown, Gabrielle Wood, Tyler Young. Fifth grade all As: Jade Cothran, Sean Farnsley, Bailey Lake, Sara Whiteld. Fifth Grade As and Bs: Brandon Barnes, Miranda Brown, Micaela Fedd, John Austin Gee, Madi Gingell, Kelvin Grifn, Colton Jones, Courtney Jones, Zack McFarland, Rainey Nobles, Malena Ramsey, Caroline Sapp, Rachel Sherman, Hannah Smith. Sixth grade all As: Hannah Anderson, Jarrett Browning, Caleb Butts, Josh Butts, Tyler Cornwell, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Hannah Graziano, Cole Haddock, Delaney Ingalls, Jacob Kennedy, Ana Lacivita. Sixth grade As and Bs: Trey Bareld, Joel Bogaert, Christopher Bryan, Justin Butler, Devin Crews, Victoria Fountain, Jaden Grantland, Corban Grogan, Lexi Holland, Kharisma Langston, Kyndell Moore, Hannah Simpson, Haleigh Smith, Bryce Thomas, Lauren Tomlinson, Jonnolan Treglown, Morgan Vaughn.Special to THE St T AR To be in the royal AR court students had to have above 100 AR points: Back row top ve: Princess Destiny Palmer, Queen Katie Shealy, King Briceson Davis, Prince Wesley Hunt and Prince Caden Wooten Front row Princesses: Jillian Driggers, Kaylee Easter and Bryanna Jones. Absent not pictured: Taylor Roberts Special to THE St T ARMr. Harpers fourth-grade class used rhythm and rhyme during a two-week poetry unit. The students put their pens in motion using several different writing styles in the publishing and illustrating of their very own poetry books. There might be an Elizabeth Barrett Browning or a John Keats amidst the group. At the very least, the students have produced a book capturing their creativity. PORT ST. JOE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HONOR ROLL RAFFIELD GRADUATES FROM FSU FSU WES 3RD-GRADE ROYAL AR COURT STUDYING POETRY AT WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY

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JointheConversation TUESDAY -5:00PM-WomensBibleStudy 6:30PM-BibleStudyTocontactworshipleader:(850)648.1151orlwcpastor@fairpoint.net 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 Dr.GeoffreyLentz Pastor BobbiLassiter MinistertoFamilies AnnComforter DirectorofMusic 1001ConstitutionDr. 850.227.1724 www.psjumc.org SundaySchedule9:00AMEST-WorshipontheWater, underthesailsonSt.JosephBay. 11:00AMEST-SanctuaryService withSpecialChildrenstime. FAITHThursday, June 13, 2013 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.comSpecial to The StarPractical ways to shed a bad habit or take a positive step in life will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, June 17. The program, titled How to Stop Doing What You Hate: Taming Your Mind, features an exclusive lmed interview with clinical hypnotherapist Deborah Lindemann. This is a helpful hour for anyone who struggles with an addiction, smoking, losing weight, or another challenge in life, Lifetree representative Craig Cable said. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. Power of subconscious explored at Lifetree Caf Faith BRIEFSFrom staff reportsYouth Fun DayYouth Fun Day will take place at 3 p.m. ET on June 15 at the Washington Recreation Center at Peters Park. Enjoy a day of family, food and fun. The event is sponsored by Youth Life Empowerment Inc. The Washington Recreation Center is at 414 Kenny St. in Port St. Joe. For more information contact Chaka Thomas at 850-774-8407.Yard/Bake Sale at FUMC of Mexico BeachThe First United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach, at 111 N. 22nd St., will be having a yard and bake sale (rain or shine) from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. CT on Saturday, June 15. Breakfast and lunch will be available. All proceeds will bene t the Churchs Building Fund. Anyone wishing to donate to this event may call 227-6831 or 648-4905. All donations will be greatly appreciated. VBS at FUMC of PSJ Join the fun at Backyard Bible Camp at First United Methodist Church. Bible Camp will last from Monday, June 17 until Friday, June 21. The excitement begins at 5:30 p.m. each day and the fun ends at 8 p.m. For more information call Bobbi Lassiter at the church office 227-1724. Beach Baptist Chapel VBSCome ride the Colossal Coaster and have no fear. Registration is from 6-7 p.m. ET on June 19. Vacation Bible School will be 6-8:30 p.m. ET June 24-28. For more information call Beach Baptist Chapel from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday at 647-3950.VBS at Oak Grove ChurchOak Grove Church presents Duck Commanders Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. ET June 26-28. Thank you so much for all the cards, food, and visits during the loss of my dad, Buddy Rehberg. He was such a wonderful man and he will be truly missed by many. This community has blessed our family through this crisis and lifted us up during this time of sadness. Your kindness and love will never be forgotten. Webb, Jo, Laura-Leigh and Carley ClementsRehberg family Card of ThanksJames Paul McCorvey, 48, of Wewahitchka passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013. He had been a resident of Wewahitchka for the past 33 years and was retired from the Department of Corrections. He is survived by his two children, James McCorvey and wife, Jennifer of Panama City, and their daughter Phoebe, and Beau McCorvey and girlfriend, Robyn Turner of Wewahitchka; three brothers, Mark, Danny, and Michael; and three sisters, Bonnie, Sheryl, and Christy. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. CT Friday, June 7, 2013 at Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka. All services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka Branch Chapel. OBITUARIESJames Paul McCorvey See OBITUARIES B5Steven Richard White, of Port St Joe, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, May 31, 2013, at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee. Steve was born in Hastings, Mich., on June 4, 1951. In 1956, he and his family moved to Apalachicola where he attended Chapman Schools, and he graduated from Chapman High School in 1970. After graduation Steve joined the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged on July 1, 1976. Steve worked at the St. Joe Paper Co. until it closed in 1998, and then for Century Boat Co. in Panama City, until it closed in 2007. Steves lifelong hobby was airplanes. He designed, built, and ew radio controlled airplanes. He was a member of the Five Points R/C Flyers in Port St. Joe. Steven was preceded in death by his father Richard N. White, in 1978. He is survived by his two sons. Michael White (Sherry), of Eastpoint, and Daniel White (Jeana), of St. George Island; his mother, Irene White, of Apalachicola; his sister Sandra Bradley (Wayne), of Chipley; grandsons, Cameron, Chandler, and Chance White, of Eastpoint; and his nephews, Nick Vathis Jr., of Panama City, and Richard Vathis, of Chipley. A memorial service will be on Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastpoint Church of God. Visitation will be from 6-6:30 p.m.Steven Richard White THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK

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GULFCOUNTY CURRENTS BetterBusiness Bureau 52,000 PUBLICNOTICEAPublicHearingwillbeheldatthe PlanningandDevelopmentReview Board(PDRB)meetingonMonday, June17,2013at8:45a.m.EST,andat theBoardofCountyCommissioners (BOCC)meetingonTuesday,June 25,2013at9:00a.m.EST.Both publichearingswillbeheldinthe BOCCMeetingRoomattheRobert M.MooreAdministrationBuilding, 1000CecilG.CostinSr.Blvd.,Port St.Joe,Florida.epublichearings willbetodiscussandactonthe following: ORDINANCENO.2013-03 ANORDINANCEPERTHE REQUIREMENTSOFFLORIDA STATUE163.3201TOADOPT LANDDEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS;ANDTHE REQUIREMENTSOFFLORIDA STATUE163.3202FORTHELAND DEVELOPMENTREGULATIONS TOBECONSISTENTWITHTHE ADOPTEDCOMPREHENSIVE PLAN;PROVIDINGFORREPEAL OFORDINANCEINCONFLICT THEREWITH,PROVIDINGFOR SEVERABLITYANDPROVIDING FORANEFFECTIVEDATE. epublicisencouragedtoattend andbeheardonthesematters. Informationpriortothemeetingcan beviewedatthePlanningDepartment at1000CecilG.CostinSr.Blvd., Room3112013.69 APublicHearingwillbeheldat thePlanningandDevelopment ReviewBoard(PDRB)meeting onMonday,June17,2013at8:45 a.m.EST,andattheBoardof CountyCommissioners(BOCC) meetingonTuesday,June25, 2013at9:00a.m.EST.Both publichearingswillbeheldin theBOCCMeetingRoomatthe RobertM.MooreAdministration Building,1000CecilG.CostinSr. Blvd.,PortSt.Joe,Florida.The publichearingswillbetodiscuss andactonthefollowing:1.ApprovalofMinutes. 2.PublicHearingforthe proposedrevisionstothe CountyLandDevelopment RegulationsandPolicies (LDR)scheduledforadoption attheJune25,2013BOCC meeting. 3.Staff,PublicandOpen Discussion.Thepublicisencouragedtoattend andbeheardonthesematters. Informationpriortothemeeting canbeviewedatthePlanning Departmentat1000CecilG. CostinSr.Blvd.,Room311.PUBLICNOTICE2013.70 gulfcoastderm.com PORTST.JOE|PANAMACITY TriciaBerry,ARNP| AdvancedRegisteredNursePractitionerWhatdoesthismeanforyou? 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Borders and mother Priscilla Daniels Borders; his brothers Boyd Borders and Bobby Lee Borders; and his sisters Hazel Warren, Nadine Robertson, Ophelia Ann Brooks and Etta Mae Borders. He was the business owner of Sportsmans Service Station for 39 years, and worked for Gulf County for 10 years before retiring. Haywood was a deacon at First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Ophelia Fortner Borders; son, Charles Borders and wife, Helen; daughter Lynda Shealy and husband, Gil; and Shirley Watts; grandsons Haywood Shealy and wife, Robin, and Woody Borders and wife, Tonia; granddaughters Lynn Ward and Ashley Watts; great-granddaughters Cassie Barnwell, Tabitha Ward, Chelsea Cook, Beca Shealy, Katie Shealy, and Isabella Shealy; one great-great grandson Iain Barnwell, and lots of nieces and nephews. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. C.D.T. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka, conducted by the Rev. Mike Stroud. Interment followed in the family plot in Pleasant Rest Cemetery, Overstreet,. The family received friends at the church for an hour before the service. Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka Branch Chapel OBITUARIES from page B4Haywood Borders Randell E. McClainRandell E. Randy McClain, 77, of Port St. Joe, Fla., went home to be with Christ on June 10, 2013. He selessly fought cancer with dignity and strength for the past year before he passed away at Covenant Hospice in-patient care at Bay Medical Center. Randell was born in Cottondale, Fla., on Sept. 5, 1935. He is survived by his wife, Judy, whom he married on Aug. 6, 1960, sharing his life and love with her more than 50 years. Together they raised three daughters, Lori Cardoso, Traci Adkison and Randi McClain-Wolf, affectionately known and often introduced as No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3. He also was very proud of his son-in-laws, Jim Cardoso, Chris Adkison and Dale Wolf, as well as, six grandchildren, Allise, Mitchell, McClain, Tanner, Alexis and Dustin. He also is survived by his brother, Marvin McClain and brother-in-law, Gary Norton and family. Randell was preceded in death by his parents, sister, sister-in-law and brother-in-law. He served his country in the United States Air Force where he began learning a trade that led to a career he cherished for 52 years at the radar/microwave tracking site at Cape San Blas, along with co-workers he called friends and family. Randell was a long-standing member of the Long Avenue Baptist Church family where he served his Lord and Savior faithfully handling most any task from changing light bulbs in the sanctuary to teaching Gods word. He raised his family in a Christian home. He was undoubtedly a loving and caring husband and father, a true friend, a helpful neighbor, a stand-in dad, a shop and auto body teacher, a reloading specialist, a history buff, a x-it guy and most of all a man of character. Most people knew him by his hardy handshake and his howdy partner or nickname greetings. He loved holidays at the local beaches, shing, and NASCAR races, with family and friends. He enjoyed reading. He loved guns and time spent at the rie range shooting trap and shooting the bull with fellow enthusiasts. The family would like to invite friends to a casual celebration of Randells life on Sunday, June 16, 2013, visiting between 4-6 p.m. at their home in Port St. Joe for fellowship and memory sharing. A prayer time will be at 5 p.m. Donations in Randells memory can be made to the Autism Speaks Organization at http://events. autismspeaks.org/tributes/ Eva Delores Sewell Weston, 85, of White City, Fla., was called Home by her Heavenly Father on Friday, May 31, 2013. Eva was born on June 15, 1927 in Altha, Fla. to John Henry and Mary Baggett Sewell. She was a long-time and faithful member of the First Baptist Church of White City. Eva was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and a pillar of strength in her church and the White City community. First and foremost, a wife, mother and homemaker, she was also a retired Gulf County school bus driver. Eva was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Randy Weston; and siblings, Blondell, Paul, J.C., Green, Harmon, Jewell, Mizie, Euni, Gracie, Ruby and Clevie. Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Claude R. Gundy Weston; three sons, Mike Weston and Cynthia Ellen of Panama City, Greg Weston and Becky of Wewahitchka, Kenny Weston and Barbara of Bristol; a daughter-in-law, Karla Weston of Port St. Joe; two brothers, William Earl Buddy Sewell and Angie of Blountstown, Fate Sewell and Alice of Altha; a sister, Johnnie Maddox of Altha; three sistersin-law, Marlene Sewell of White City, Robbi Sewell of Greensboro, Barbara Tyre of Altha; and one brother-inlaw, Gene Ryals of Altha. She leaves behind nine beloved grandchildren, Randall, Robert, Mark, Ryan, Alicia, Wendy, Shelly, K.W., and Nicole. Eva was blessed with 17 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, as well as many wonderful life-long friends. Visitation was held on Sunday, June 2, from 57 p.m. EDT at the First Baptist Church of White City. Funeral services were on Monday, June 3, at 11 a.m. EDT also in the First Baptist Church of White City and were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Nick Davis. Interment followed at the Holly Hill Cemetery, Port St Joe, Fla. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of White City or to a charity of your choice. Southerland Family Funeral Homes info 100 E 19th Street Panama City, Fl. 32405 (850) 785-8532Eva Delores Sewell Weston

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StartingJune3rdofficehourswillbechanging forbothWeemsMedicalCenterEastClinicand WeemsMedicalCenterWestClinic WeemsMedicalCenterEastMonday(extendedhours)8:00am-6:00pm Tuesday8:00-4:30pm Wednesday8:00-4:30pm Thursday8:00-4:30pm Friday(extendedhours)8:00-6:00pm Saturday8:00-4:00pm Note:appointmentswillbescheduledupto30min.priorto close(walk-insstillwelcomeupuntilclose) WeemsMedicalCenterWestMonday8:00-6:00pm Tuesday8:00-6:00pm Wednesday8:00-6:00pm Thursday8:00-6:00pm FAMILYANDSPECIALTYCARE850-653-8853,ext.118 Apalachicola 850-697-2345 Carrabelle LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, June 13, 2013 A: The stockholders were anticipating the opening of the Panama Canal. In this circa 1912 photograph the merchant ships August Belmont and Mountelds are loading lumber at the Apalachicola Northern Railroad docks, Port St. Joe. Trivia ANSWERor got No. 1, Alymer said. The second they said Port everything went in slow motion. It was really a good feeling. The Paratransit Roadeos are competitions for organizations that provide public transportation to the disabled, seniors and needy. The national Roadeo, Aylmer said, is where the competition truly ratchets up. The level of competition is a lot different than at state, Aylmer said. The competitors there you are competing against are all winners. Driving and winning in various weather and road conditions, from the snow and ice in New Jersey to the heat of California or the scorching temperatures at the University of New Mexico, where the competition was held adjacent to The Pit, the University of New Mexicos fabled basketball arena. It is a good learning experience, Aylmer said. You learn how different operations operate different vehicles. You watch other competitors, see how they do things. You can learn some things you can bring back home. The competition is in three phases. The rst, a written test, was taken on the Saturday night before Sundays driving competition. The second component is driving a course, laid out with cones of varying sizes (and point totals) and a series of turns and reverses (also earning a specic number of points), a standard layout Alymer said in which drivers encounter various scenarios. They must complete the driving course in seven minutes, each nicked cone, wide turn or scenario performed erroneously bringing point deductions. Aylmer drew the rst spot among the drivers in this component, not the ideal position. It does impact you because you only have one chance to know how the course is laid out and how you have to drive it, Aylmer said. Also part of the driving component is securement of a wheelchair to the vehicle. For Aylmer this proved an advantage compared to the eld the equipment used was equipment Gulf Public Transportation long ago invested in. The equipment was the same as what we use, Aylmer said. We went to top-of-the-line wheelchair securement equipment years ago. It is the best. The nal component was the vehicle inspection during which drivers must identify four defects on the vehicle in seven minutes, each driver inspecting while the rest of the eld was facing a wall inside a building adjacent to the course. It was like we were being punished, Aylmer said. We literally had our faces toward a concrete wall. The defects in this competition they are the same for every competitor were a missing power steering uid cap, a right rear taillight not functioning, an interior dome light out and the absence of a rst aid kit. You have to do that inspection and nd where they have sabotaged the vehicle in a systematic way to be properly scored, Aylmer said. And, in the end, Aylmer had his rst national title and a check for $750 to go along with the $300 won at state. I didnt have a bad month, Aylmer said with a chuckle. AYLMER from Page B1 Not forgetting the adults, Wentzell will host one to two classes a month focused on clay, pottery or painting. On June 20 The Artery will host a try it class for clay to expose attendees to Wentzells favorite medium and let the curious see what its all about. The completed pieces will be red in the on-site kiln and Wentzell is able to ship completed clay works to any out-of-towners who may drop by. The same day, a paint your own platter class will allow budding artists to decorate an existing serving tray that will add a dash of personality and color to their next dinner party. I want to make the trip memorable and fun for visitors, Wentzell said. These classes are designed for people who want to have fun and try something new. The Artery is at 214 Williams Ave. For more information on summer classes, or to register a child, call 850-227-5741. ART from Page B1 Wes ES LOCHer ER | The StarThe Artery will host numerous creative activities over the next six weeks.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, June 13, 2013 The Star | B7 91284S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011 CA 000238 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-7 Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH TROSCLAIR DEBORA TROSCLAIR; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2011 CA 000238, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-7 is Plaintiff and KENNETH TROSCLAIR DEBORA TROSCLAIR are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN BOULEVARD, PORT ST. JOE IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 32456, at 11:00 A.M., ET on the 27th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, OAK GARDENS II SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 20, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A 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 23rd day of May, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk This Notice is Provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the 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, Florida 32402 or by phone at (850)7475338 at least (7) seven 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. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: (954)382-3486 Fax: (954)382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahane andassociates.com File No. 11-02522 BOA June 6, 13, 2013 91348S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-12-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DIANE G. SOREY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage dated May 29, 2013 in Case No. 13-12-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and DIANE G. SOREY is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on July 11th, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage and more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence North 89 degrees 24 minutes 40 seconds East 1726.20 feet; thence North 01 degrees 31 minutes 37 seconds East 2254.53 feet; thence North 89 degrees 24 minutes 40 seconds East 730.00 feet to a rod and cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 89 degrees 24 minutes 40 seconds East 170.00 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 03 degrees 17 minutes 42 seconds East 227.36 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 01 degrees 56 minutes 15 seconds West 228.82 feet to a point lying on the centerline of a 60 foot wide roadway easement (Harley Davidson Road); thence run along said centerline South 89 degrees 24 minutes 40 seconds West 162.89 feet; thence leaving said centerline run North 01 degrees 31 minutes 37 seconds West 455.76 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 1.80 acres more or less. Subject to a 60 foot wide roadway easement lying over and across the Southerly 30 feet described thereof. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: June 4, 2013 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 June 13, 20, 2013 91344S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2011-392-CA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CADENCE BANK, N.A., as successor in interest to SUPERIOR BANK, f/k/a THE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID ANDERSON SMITH a/k/a DAVID A. SMITH; MICHAEL HAMMOND a/k/a MICHAEL L. HAMMOND a/k/a MICHAEL LEE HAMMOND; and CAPITAL CITY BANK, Florida banking corporation, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that in accordance with the Plaintiffs Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on May 21st, 2013 in above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on June 27th, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.(EST), at the Gulf County Courthouse, located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, the following described property: Lot 15, Block 4, Ward Ridge Subdivision Unit Two, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page(s) 4, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Property Address: Lot 15, Betty Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: June 3rd, 32013 REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK GULF COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk June 13, 20, 2013 91350S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO:09000627CA AMTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LUKE N TRAWICK; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR PROSPERITY BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th day of May, 2013, and entered in Case No. 09000627CA, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein AMTRUST REO I LLC is the Plaintiff and LUKE N TRAWICK, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR PROSPERITY BANK and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 11th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 22 OF BRIDGEPORT WOODMERE PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)7475338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 3rd day of June, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 File No. 09-68331 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m June 13, 20, 2013 91362S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2010CA-000099 WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL OR BANKING CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR SRMOF 112011 -1 TRUST, Plaintiff, V. BONNIE J. PETERSON; ET AL., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE I HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 28, 2013, and entered in the above-styled cause now pending in said court, that I will; sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the sale shall be held at the Gulf County Courthouse beginning at 11 A.M. ET on July 11, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT A 6 SQUARE ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NE CORNER OF THE NW QUARTER OF THE NW QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE GO NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NW QUARTER OF THE NW QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 36 (AS MONUMENTED) FOR A DISTANCE OF 120.21 FEET TO A FOUND DIAMETER IRON ROD AND CAP, MARKED L.B. NO. 4889; THENCE DEPARTING THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NW OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER, GO SOUTH 01 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE 683.88 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING GO SOUTH 88 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET THENCE GO SOUTH 01 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 418.70 FEET TO THE NOTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OUR TOWN ROAD (HAVING A 60 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY AS PRESENTLY MONUMENTED); THENCE GO SOUTH 81 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 101.42 FEET TO A FOUND DIAMETER IRON ROAD AND CAP, MARKED L.B. NO. 4889; THENCE DEPARTING THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OUR TOWN ROAD GO NORTH 01 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 435.60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.SAID PARCEL OF LAND HAVING AN AREA OF 1.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. Property address: 279 Our Town Road, Wewahitchka, FL 32465 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHE THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLA WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on June 4th, 2013. By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Ansana D. Singh, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff 6705 Red Rd, Suite 310 Coral Gables, FL 33143 reception@airanpace.com June 13, 20, 2013 91364S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO: 23-2010-CA -000091 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ALYSSA MORRIS; STAN R. MORRIS A/K/A STANLEY R. MORRIS; PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIAITON INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th day of May, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA-000091, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein ALYSSA MORRIS; STAN R. MORRIS A/K/A STANLEY R. MORRIS; PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIAITON INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 11th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK A OF PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)7475338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 4th day of June, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 File No. 10-08616 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m June 13, 20, 2013 91372S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2013-CA -000014 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. BRANDY MARTIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRANDY MARTIN; MICHAEL MARTIN; 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; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): MICHAEL MARTIN Last Known Address 39 PLUMMER STREET MANCHESTER, NH 03103 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: COMMENCE AT A SIX INCH BY SIX INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT (A ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY SJPC BOUNDARY MONUMENT) MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHEAST 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 29 37 WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTHWEST A DISTANCE OF 1149.76 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF DIANA STREET (60 RIGHTOF-WAY); THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 03 DEGREES 11 00 WEST ALONG WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY, A DISTANCE OF 204.50 FEET TO A SET ONE-HALF INCH DIAMETER IRON ROD AND CAP LB#0732, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 55 WEST 300.00 FEET TO A SET ONE-HALF INCH DIAMETER IRON ROD CAP LB#0732; THENCE NORTH 04 DEGREES 12 12 EAST, 169.59 FEET TO A SET ONE-HALF INCH DIAMETER IRON ROD AND CAP LB#0732; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 29 23 EAST 296.65 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a 355 N DIANNA ST, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32456 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the THE STAR, file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-9558771; Email: ADARequest@jud14.flcour ts.org WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 29th day of May, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk of the Court By BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 644-8704 Fax: (954) 772-9601 File No. 12-13545 June 16, 20, 2013 91382S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-CA000272 FLAGSTAR BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. BRIAN ROBINSON A/K/A BRIAN J. ROBINSON, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 15, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA000272, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC (hereafter Plaintifr), is Plaintiff and BRIAN ROBINSON A/K/A BRIAN J. ROBINSON; SUSAN ROBINSON; GULF AIRE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1 N/K/A HENRY R. HORST, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the FRONT LOBBY of the Courthouse; 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, at 11:00 a.m. ET on the 11th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 9, BLOCK C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF GULF AIRE, AS SHOWN RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 13, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN Creamers Tree ServiceLicensed & Insured. Free estimates. (850) 832-9343 Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020

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E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322Contact Randi Dempsey (850) 697-5300 www.seacrestre.com www. rst tness.com/carrabelle PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS SEACREST REAL ESTATE, INC. IS NOW 2 BR / 1 BA UNFURNISHED APARTMENT/LANARK ...................................... $400 2BR / 1BA FURNISHED APARTMENT/LANARK ...................................... $550 3BR / 2BA UNFURNISHED HOME ON THE BAY W/ DOCK ....................................................... $1000 3BR / 11/2 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE, FENCED YARD .................................................. $600 1BR / 2BA FURNISHED CONDO W/ POOL ON TIMBER ISLAND ............................................... $7501BR / 1BA FURNISHED APT/LANARK .............................. $500 OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT 1500 SQ. FT/ 2 LOTS, HIGHWAY 98 FRONTAGE ...........................................$650 4514897BUILDING FOR LEASE234 Reid Ave Port St. Joe, FL3,600 S.F. First Floor 1,800 S.F. Second Floor Potential for 1,800 S.F. Outside Deck on 2nd Floor GREAT RESTAURANT LOCATION and other retail stores.Rent determined by build out request.850-229-6031 JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following positions:Utility Service Worker Public Works DepartmentPlease submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The position will close on June 28, 2013. The entry level salary for a Utility Service Worker will be $12.08 per hr. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following position: OPERATOR TRAINEE, SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANTPlease submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The Position will close on June 21, 2013. The Salary will be $12.08 per hour. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.4514883 S40E ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT 9 FOR 100.00 FEET; THENCE S49.5W ALONG THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF GULF AIRE DRIVE FOR 40.10 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THIS POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE S49 27.5W ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 39.90 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 9; THENCE N40 19W FOR 100.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 9; THENCE N49 27.5E ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT 9 FOR 39.90 FEET; THENCE S40 16E FOR 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 3rd day of June, 2013. REBECCA C. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive, Suite # 110 Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954)571-2031 Fax (954)571-2033 Pleadings@vanlawfl.com FN 12779-11NS/ns 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. June 13, 20, 2013 93847S IN THE COUNTY COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-116-CC SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY P. CROFT AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY MAE HILTON, AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF PATRICIA LUANN REDD, GLORIA WOOD, AS GUARDIAN OF HARLEY REDD, UNKNOWN HEIRS OF BETTY MAE HILTON or any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of BETTY MAE HILTON, AND UNKNOWN HEIRS OF PATRICIA LUANN REDD or any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of PATRICIA LUANN REDD, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, pursuant to a Final Judgment entered in this cause, will on the 11th day of July, 2013, at 11:00 oclock A.M., E.T. at the north door of the Gulf County Courthouse, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property located in Gulf County, Florida: Commence at the SE Corner of Lot 8 in Block 2 of Britts Subdivision, Unit No. 1 to the City of Wewahitchka, and run East 208.75 ft., more or less, to the West R/W line of SR No. 71; thence run South along the West side of said SR 71 for 50 ft.; thence run West 208.75 ft.; thence run North 51.99 ft. to the POB. Said land lying and being in Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. ALSO: Lots 1, 2, and 3, of Unit 1 of Britts Subdivision to the City of Wewahitchka, according to the official map or plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Parcel ID#01942-000R Together with all the appurtenances thereto belonging and appertaining. 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 31st day of May, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Court By: Wyvonne Pickett As Deputy Clerk June 6, 13, 2013 93783S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 10U LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 554 Application No. 2013-24 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 02391-005R Description of Property: Lot 14, Block 2, Map 94A, Hardens Addition to the City of Wewahitchka, Unit 1, as per per Map or plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 2, Page 22. Name in which assessed: Gregory Dykes All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 3rd day of July, 2013. Dated this 28th day of May, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2013 93873S In the Circuit Court Of The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit In And For Gulf County, Florida Case No.: 12-149CA Prosperity Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Clarence S. Sexton, Sr., Gary C. Little, any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named defendants, and Jubilation Home Owners Association, Inc. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned case, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lot 30, Jubilation Phase II, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 12, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, in Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. ET on July 11, 2013. Any person other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens claiming an interest in any surplus funds from the sale, must file a claim for said funds with the clerk of court within 60 days from the date of the sale. DATED this 3rd day of June, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk June 13, 20, 2013 93875S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA000066 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF DAVID B. LANGSTON, DECEASED; ERIC D. LANGSTON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF DAVID B. LANGSTON, DECEASED; ANDRE LAMAR BROWN; ERICKA PATRICE DONALDSON; TWANA LANICE THOMAS; COLE LANGSTON, A MINOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANDRE LAMAR BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TWANA LANICE THOMAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERIC D. LANGSTON; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CAPITAL CITY BANK Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 15, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated at GULF County, Florida, described as: LOT 15 AND 17, BLOCK 1024, UNIT THREE, MILLVIEW ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THERE OF. RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 53, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 107 LIBERTY STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 at public sale on July 11, 2013, at 11:00 oclock a.m. ET, in front lobby of the Gulf County Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 3rd day of June, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850) 229-6113. June 13, 20, 2013 93889S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000128 DIVISION GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ELIPHETE YACINTHE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 23rd, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000128 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which GMAC Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Eliphete Yacinthe, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 11th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: UNIT 9, EAGLE LANDING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 51 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 477 PONDEROSA PINES DR. PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456-7367 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 in Gulf County, Florida this 4th day of June, 2013. Bill Kinsaul Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County, FL By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 10-61412 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. June 13, 20, 2013 93899S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank c/o Bridge Tax LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 686 Application No. 2013-26 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03057-003R Description of Property: Lot 2, Block 3, Ward Ridge, Unit One, as found recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Katherine Ford All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 17th day of July, 2013. Dated this 11th day of June, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2013 93923S PUBLIC NOTICE POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTERS NOTICE The Gulf County Supervisor of Elections has received information the person listed below is potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to contact this office within 30 days after this notice is published may result in a determination of ineligibility by the supervisor of elections and removal of the registered voters name from the statewide voter registration system. You should contact this office by calling 850229-6117 to receive information regarding the basis for the potential ineligibility and instructions on how to resolve the matter, or request additional assistance if needed. An administrative hearing will be held regarding the potential ineligibility of these persons on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM EST in the Supervisor of Elections Office -401 Long Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The Supervisor of Elections will make a determination no less than 30 days after this published notice and will notify the voter of the determination and action taken. POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTERS: Justin B. Brown 785 Bryant Landing Rd Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Charles E. Kinney 162 Sierra Drive Wewahitcka, FL 32465 Jeffrey W. Rakestraw 9923 CR 30-A Port St Joe, FL 32456 This notice published June 13, 2013. John M. Hanlon, Gulf County Supervisor of Elections June 13, 2013 ADOPT :At-Home-Mom & Prof Dad yearn to share everything with baby. Expenses Paid. 800-552-0045. Chris & Carolyn FLBar42311 Port St. Joe: 121 Hunter Circle, Friday 5pm -8pm Saturday 8am -11amYard SaleSpear gun, fishing equipment, lots of girl clothes, household stuff and many extras. Text FL55226 to 56654 GUN SHOWSanta Rosa County Auditorium: Milton Fl June 15th & 16th 8:00 am -5:00 pm. (Concealed Weapons ClassesCall: 850-572-6611) General Admission: $6 (850) 957-4952 or (850) 261-8407Text FL53032 to 56654 Bldg Const/Skill TradesLaborer Help WantedMust be able to pass drug test and have own transportation. Call 850-340-0472 Web ID: 34254561 Text FL54561 to 56654 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Quality AssuranceCollins Vacation Rentals, IncSt George Island Full and Part Time PositionsCollins Vacation Rentals, Inc is now interviewing for Full and Part Time positions in Administration, Front Desk, Reservations, Housekeeping and Maintenance departments. Applicants must have excellent communication and computer skills. Prior experience in Customer Service and Vacation Rentals helpful. If you enjoy greeting and assisting visitors on St. George Island, we want to talk to you! Applications available at our main office at 60 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island. For Rent Duplex2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Large Kitchen & Family Room, Elevator, Swimming Pool, Game Room, T.V., Laundry Room. Fully Furnished, includes Elec Power & Water, garbage pickup. $1,100 month. + $300 dep. Location: C30 2 mi East pass Raw Bar on left. 770-639-6203 or 850-227-3361. Mexico Bch: 2BD & 2.5BA, furn townhome, beachside, CH&A, DW, W/D, fans throughout, reserved parking. $1000/mo + first/last. Call Brenda 850-227-5380 or Gil 201-895-4255Text FL53889 to 56654 PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot -LG yard. W/D incl $550/mo + dep. 301-265-5368 or 301-437-7904 WEWA Efficiency $390/mo plus $390 security deposit. Also have RVs for rent by the week. Call (850) 639-5721 Wewa Area3 br, 2 ba, lrg Doublewide. CH&A, Tile, all appls, new heat pump, water system & w/d. View of river, 1 blck to public boat ramp and park, No pets, Refs reqd, 1st & security, $650/mo. Avail July 1st. Call 352-232-5752 20ft Pontoon with 40hp Honda 4 stroke, Call 769-926-0048 Southern Cross-28Ft, Good condition, Dsl Eng, 2-Spd Winchs, New stainless rig, Awlgrip Hull, West Bottom. Health, $7,500 OBO. Call 850 866-6989. Text FL55153 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 Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020 1109848EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE!an aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:ShipfitterS pipefitterS pipe WelderS X-ray WelderS Qa inSpectorS outSide MachiniStS painterS/SandblaSterS induStrial Marine electricianS cherry picker operatorWe offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benets package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Qualied applicants can apply in person at the:chaMber of coMMerce on tueSdayS or at either of our Panama City Locations:13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 or 134 S. 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Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 75, NUMBER 35 Thursday, June 13 2013 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf County School Board, the Gulf County Health Department and now the Board of County Commissioners are realizing the effects of what Commission chair Tan Smiley characterized Tuesday as a shortfall in dollars. The BOCC met for its regular bi-monthly meeting, and a primary focus was a projected budget shortfall that will surely top $500,000 and could be, several commissioners noted, as much as $1 million. Its going to be a tough budget year, Commissioner Warren Yeager said. We will be pressed to maintain services without raising taxes. For the past ve years that I have been on the board, every year, we have reduced what we are spending. We have got to think outside the box. Though several commissioners mentioned a $1 million shortfall, Commissioner Ward McDaniel, who chairs the county budget committee, said the exact number is not yet known. The nal numbers on property values, which determine the value of the mill for property taxes, will not be available until July 1, McDaniel said. He saw the shortfall as somewhere between $600,000 to $750,000. We dont have our numbers from the property appraiser yet, so everything right now is kind of in a gray area, McDaniel said. But we are looking at a pretty signi cant shortfall. Commissioners, at least a majority, moved ahead with one proposal for potential savings by bringing probation services back in-house to be operated by staff at the jail. Yeager argued it would be a saving to taxpayers. He said staff members particularly deputy administrator Michael Hammond, who also oversees the Gulf County Jail told commissioners they could accomplish what a private company has done for 12 years. Richard Stewart, who heads Florida Probation Services, wondered what savings taxpayers would actually see, because his company operates not from property tax dollars, but from the court fees of probationers. Stewart said his company actually operates at a loss in Gulf County. Historic schooner pays 1st visit to Port St. Joe By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Marina Day on Saturday was a historic one for a historic ship as the schooner Governor Stone docked at the Port St. Joe Marina for the rst time. Though the vessel had made numerous appearances in Carrabelle, Apalachicola and Panama City over the years, the Gulf Coast Tourist Development Council approved funding to bring the ship to town in order to help celebrate the national event. We felt bringing the vessel to the marina was a great way of showing our support for the marina and would enhance visitor experience while in Port St. Joe, TDC director Jennifer Jenkins said. The Governor Stone docked midweek and hosted a sunset cruise on Friday for local guests who helped bring the ship to town. During the Marina Day festivities on Saturday, locals boarded the vessel for a guided tour and history lesson. While on board, guests learned a bit more about the ship, its history and how it came to be in Port St. Joe. The rst schooners were built in Gloucester, Mass., in the 1700s. Designed to be sleek and fast, they were used to carry sh from port to port and often as shing ships. Crews could ll the hull with District FCAT scores a mixed bag By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Gulf District Schools students generally scored at or above state averages on this years performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The district long has prided itself on a loftier yardstick and Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton called the results a mixed bag. This year, the district again can point to achieving as well as or better than students across the state, but the scores for students grades 3-10 released last week by the Florida Department of Education do highlight work to be done. We were above the state average in a lot of categories, and that is always a bonus, said Melissa Ramsey, district supervisor for curriculum and assessment. But they also show us there are areas where we need to address. That is the ip side of the coin; the areas where we have concerns. One of those would be fth-graders, or the soon-to-be sixth-grade class. The most glaring area where the district did not meet the state average for Hurricane season prep underway in Gulf County By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Hurricane season of cially began last week, and Tropical Storm Andrea showed up to celebrate. Even though she treated Gulf County to little more than wind and rain, the Emergency Operations Center was ready, having completed its annual preparations weeks before. Required emergency management exercises take place statewide to inform and update local rst response teams on what to do in the event of an emergency and the proper ways for the area to recover from it. In May, Emergency Management County facing $500,000 budget shortfall See FCAT A7 PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The Star It wasnt all rest and relaxation during Fridays sunset cruise. Guests had to help raise the sails of the historic schooner. Below, Kim Wagner took the wheel for some cruising on the bay. 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Commissioners Joanna Bryan and McDaniel ob jected to making a decision on the issue based on a memo from Hammond that was included in the consent agenda. It is a much bigger is sue than just the dollars, Bryan said. It is well be yond a decision to make based on one piece of pa per. It is hard to believe we have staff who can just pick this up. We havent seen any kind of plan how this would work. When we are going to make a change like this, we need to know how. I think we need more information Why couldnt something have been written up for us to review? We are basing a big decision on a few para graphs, McDaniel said. Hammond said the is sue has been long-brew ing and came to a head as the county was facing the most difcult budget year in 22 years. We can run it in-house, and we can run it more ef ciently, Hammond said. The way we are going to save money is by not hir ing anybody. We have the capability of running it inhouse. The entire system is broken. Further, he said he saw no reason the Clerk of Courts would need addi tional staff to handle col lecting money. County administrator Don Butler said county tax payers might not see direct relief from the transition, but he said the belief among staff was taking over proba tion services would provide a new revenue stream of an estimated $75,000. Additionally, taxpayers will benet by the jail coor dinating probation services to bring more scal ef ciency to operating the jail and its inmates. Commissioners ap proved the consent agenda and the move to bring pro bation services in-house, 32 with Bryan and McDaniel opposed. Wewahitchka Health Department Marsha Lindeman, ex ecutive director of the Gulf County Health Department, and Roger Hall, president of Sacred Heart Health Sys tems, were on hand on the direction of Commissioner Carmen McLemore to clear up information about the Wewahitchka Health Department facility. McLemore noted he had campaigned for the halfcent sales tax for Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf to defray indigent care. He also referred to his opposi tion of Lindeman as health department administrator 18 months ago. He said he was getting calls about the health de partment closing its We wahitchka facility on June 30 and about mass layoffs and he confronted Linde man and Hall on what he saw as unmet obligations. Lindeman said she was facing a $500,000 shortfall in her budget for primary care services and had reached out to those com missioners who allowed her the time to explain the problems the Wewahitchka facility was facing. The shortfall in pri mary care services from the state was compounded by the lack of a full-time physician in Wewahitchka the past two years and the subsequent drop in fees. She said the mission al ways has been to maintain services, and by partner ing with Sacred Heart on the Gulf, the clinic would provide expanded services in Wewahitchka. Health services do not change, Lindeman said. Sacred Heart will provide primary care services. The health department will close June 28, though community health pro grams will continue at the site. The transition in pri mary care services would be cutting four jobs, she said. Hall said the transi tion to the Sacred Heart team would take about two weeks Sacred Heart will reopen the Wewahitchka clinic in mid-July. Hall also said though the half-cent sales tax will bring in roughly $700,000 to Sacred Heart for indigent care, the hospital in Gulf County was on track to provide almost $5 million in such care. Thats a pretty good return, Hall said. We are actually going to expand services in Wewahitchka from where they are now. Well be there. Marsha has worked well with us on the transition. Next meeting Because of a Florida Association of Counties conference, the BOCC has moved its last monthly reg ular meeting from June 25 to 9 a.m. ET June 24. sh, race back to port to sell at mar ket and then quickly get back to prime shing areas. The word schooner comes from the Scottish word scoon, which means, to skim. During the Amer ican Revolution, most schooners survived attacks from British war ships because of their speed and maneuverability. After the war, they became cargo vessels and could be found across the Great Lakes. The Governor Stone, a oating national historic landmark, was constructed in Pascagoula, Miss., in 1877, originally built for Charles Greiner as a cargo freighter for his chandlery business. Greiner named the vessel in honor of the rst postCivil War governor of Mississippi, John Marshall Stone. The Governor Stone is the last known schooner from an era when similar vessels numbered in the thousands. In the past 100 years, the boat carried equipment and materials to deep-draft ships lying off shore and hauled general freight between ports along the Gulf Coast. For 60 years, while owned by Nathan Mulford Dorland and Pat rick and Thomas Burns, it shed the near-shore waters of the Gulf and operated as an oyster buy boat, visiting the oyster tongers and transporting their catch to the local markets. Dorland, an Alabama settler, was a successful terrapin farmer who rose to fame after killing the last Gulf Coast pirate, Spud Thompson. Dorland purchased the Governor Stone for $425. Once Dorland grew tired of the oyster trade, he sold the boat to Patrick Burns, who continued us ing it as a buy boat, captained by his son Thomas. Burns son eventually added a 16-horsepower motor to the vessel and made his own living, using the ship to bring contraband rum shipments ashore from Cuba for $500 a trip. Designed with a at bottom, these ships could easily reach ports that kept larger cargo vessels at bay. The Governor Stones speed was made possible by a hull constructed of yellow cypress, juniper and heart pine. The vessel, and others like it, provided the communication and transport abilities that made the development of the coastal South possible. As it turns out, the Governor Stone has been through more than oyster-buying and questionable activities. While under the ownership of Burns, the ship sank twice. In September 1906, a hurricane devastated the Gulf Coast and destroyed a eet of schooners in Heron Bay, Ala., that included the Governor Stone. Though 21 men were lost in the storm, Capt. Burns survived, and eventually the vessel washed up on shore with $600 worth of damage. Burns kept the ship for another 33 years until 1939, when it sank in a storm. By that time, the wooden schooner was outdated, replaced by motorboats, and Burns left the boat to the ocean. Years later, Mississippi resort owner Isaac Rhea had the boat sal vaged and fully rebuilt as a day-sail ing ship. Once back on the water, the vessel was renamed Queen of the Fleet and ferried tourists around the area from 1940 to 1943. In 1942, the boat was briey com missioned by the U.S. government as a war ship and was used to train merchant Marines. In 1947, the boat was returned to Rhea with an up graded engine. The boat continued to cycle through various names and own ers until it was purchased by John Curry in 1965. Curry and his wife were avid sailors and lived on the boat. They sailed the history of the boat and interviewed people who were connected with it ultimately learned out the original name and re-christened the ship as the Gover nor Stone. In 1991, Curry donated the boat to the Apalachicola Maritime Mu seum, where it became a sail train er for at-risk youth for the next 13 years. The same year, the Governor Stone was designated as a historic landmark by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior. It is owned and maintained by the nonprot volunteer group Friends of the Governor Stone. Its a historic landmark that oats, said Harry Dennard, Presi dent of the Friends of the Governor Stone. Its the only one of its kind. The vessel requires certied op erators for each port it visits. Capt. Bill Hamilton has been a friend of the Governor Stone, and a captain, for three years. Ham ilton sailed in his youth and went on to teach scuba lessons and host dive charters. For him, joining the Friends of the Governor Stone was a way to get back to sailing. Though the group has 130 members, the captain sees raising awareness for the boat as a worthwhile cause. We have more hope than mon ey, Hamilton said. People wont want to save it if they dont know how it is. Port St. Joe was the last stop for the boat in 2013. After leaving the marina it returned to its home port in St. Andrews, where it will be drydocked while repairs are completed on the 133-year-old ship. The Friends organization recent ly received a historic preservation grant and plans to use the funds to restore the boat as close to its origi nal state as possible. The ship will be assessed, and repairs will be made to the keel and deck structures along with the lines and sails. These improvements are expected to take 18 months to two years. Hamilton and Dennard are excit ed to complete the project and have the Governor Stone back on the wa ter as soon as possible. Its the last one, Hamilton said. You sail on it, and you get a sense of what history was like. SAIL from page A1

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When the topic came up at Tuesdays meeting, Mul len noted that there were 10 additional candidates that he believed should be con sidered for the position. Weve been crippled for months now, said Council woman Tanya Castro. We need to make a decision and move forward. Since her resignation, McLeod has been work ing part-time for the city but had recently located full-time employment else where and a more perma nent solution was needed to keep the clerks responsi bilities on track. Councilmember Lanny Howell supported Castros opinion to move forward and made a formal mo tion to offer the position to McGhee. Howell and Castro voted yes, while Mayor Al Cathey voted no. Councilman Bobby Pol lock, who had voted with Cathey last week, voted yes, breaking the tie. He said McGhee was well-liked by the community and he had faith in the residents of Mexico Beach. McGhee will be offered a salary of $50,000 annu ally with a mandatory per formance review after six months of employment. The mayor will reach out to McGhee this week with a formal offer. The council also ad dressed the issue of sh carcasses building up in the canal. Snapper season kicked off over the weekend and it was clear that not all sh ermen were disposing of the sh parts in the dump sters provided at the local sh-cleaning stations. The buildup caused an eyesore and the summer heat on the waste created a foul stench within the community. There is no ordinance against dumping sh re mains into the canal, though the city sought to nd a solution that would avoid buildup, fearing that it may have long-term effects on local tourism. Citizens voiced com plaints about the sights and smells and everyone proposed their own ideas on how to deal with the problem. Some called for addi tional trash cans and dump sters while others suggest ed burying the sh remains or hiring a contractor who would take the carcasses to nearby reefs. Other citizens suggested that additional signage be posted along the canal de tailing local policies or for the installation of a grinder that would turn the waste into chum. Mullen suggested look ing to contractors PrebleRish for a more permanent solution. After much discussion, no permanent solution was approved. The city plans to purchase additional signs to raise awareness on where the carcasses can be dumped, and the appropri ate ways to clean the sh. Mexico Beach City Council nds new city clerk By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com While cutting people and jobs was painful, Su perintendent of Schools Jim Norton said Tuesday, he was proud of where staff had ended with the recent reduction in force. Norton said during Gulf County School Boards regular monthly meeting that the total number of people laid off in the past few weeks was ve, in stead of the 12-15 initially predicted. That number does not include the 11-12 person custodial staff which will have the opportunity to transition to a private con tractor over the course of June. We have not taken lightly what we have done, Norton said. We have cut through the muscle and the bone. We are literally in the marrow. Tears have been shed, prayers have been shared, meetings have been had. At the end of the day we had to do what we had to do and that was a reduc tion in force. Sandra Butler, execu tive director of the union representing district teaching and non-instruc tional personnel, ques tioned whether the master contract with the district had been breached when the district did not vote on specic subject areas or evaluation rubrics in mak ing the layoff decisions. She also questioned why an employee with more than 30 years in the district was not able to bump another less-expe rienced employee, as also spelled out in the master contract. It does appear that our master contract has been breached again, she said. Norton said that the language of the master contract was trumped by state law and a state law passed last year speci cally mandates that the district can not consider seniority or tenure in con sidering layoffs. We did the only thing at this point we could do and we followed policies and procedures correctly, Norton said. We do not take lightly when we have to go against the master plan, or master contract. But we may not prioritize based on seniority. Board member Linda Wood said she had been questioned about the dis trict advertising for teach ing openings while an nouncing a reduction in force. Deputy Superintendent for Instruction Sara Joe Wooten said there were a host of factors. They include if a pro gram is eliminated, the level and kind of teacher certication critical at Ti tle I schools which receive earmarked federal dollars performance issues and the transition of teachers from one area or school to another are all factors that create openings while the workforce is being sliced. There are a lot of rea sons, Wooten said. You cant just put a warm body in there. Just this week, the board approved the move ment of nearly 10 teachers from one school to another to ll specic needs. Norton also said he hoped the district was nearing the end of an era of ever-shrinking budgets. Declining school enroll ment remains a nagging issue Wewahitchka Jr./ Sr. High School lost nearly 50 students this year alone and a bleeder on the bot tom line. We are ghting to keep our school system that is antiquated, Norton said of a system that is essentially two districts 22 miles apart in the same county. Consolidation, a con sistent topic, is at least ve years away even if the district and state had bricks and mortar dollars for a new school, neither of which do at the current time, he added. Norton said there also seemed to be sufcient signs in the real estate market that property val ues would begin to rebound after dropping another 5-7 percent this year, accord ing to very preliminary numbers from the Prop erty Appraisers Ofce. Interactive honors courses In collaboration with the Panhandle Area Ed ucational Consortium (PAEC), the district will be installing a two-way inter active system, called Poly com, to conduct honors level courses between the countys junior/senior high schools. For example, Wooten said, the district already plans an honors Spanish class that will be taught by a teacher in Port St. Joe and taken by classrooms of students at both schools, with a classroom monitor in Wewahitchka. Honors science such as anatomy and physiology will also be taught. It is really a great thing, Wooten said of the one-year trial. I cant wait to get it started in the fall. School District layoffs less than feared We have not taken lightly what we have done. We have cut through the muscle and the bone. We are literally in the marrow. Jim Norton Superintendent of Schools

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OPINION www.starfl.com Section I dont think we celebrated Fathers Day in 1957. There were no television ads suggesting we buy golf balls, Penguin sweaters or Camel cigarettes for that special Dad on our list. Of course, if there had been, we wouldnt have seen it out at the end of Stonewall Street. We didnt get a TV until Eisenhower was near bout out of of ce. If buying a present meant going to town and spending money Daddy was out of luck. We didnt do much of that either. I dont remember any billboards or newspaper ads promoting fatherhood back in those days. It was just as well; Daddy wasnt much on pomp and circumstance. He was more into hard work and doing right. And Im talking here of MY hard work and MY doing right! He thought the ball games were ne..as long as all the chores were done. He thought you ought to ride your bikes anywhere you wanted to..as long as the yard was mowed and clean. He gured you could date any girl your little heart desired..if we had rewood cut and the corn and okra seeds were nestled in their beds. Im not sure Daddy taught by example. He certainly didnt lecture anything into us. He expected us to be proper, well behaved young men. Let me amend that a little; he demanded that we be on our best behavior at all times! He did it the old fashion way. If we messed up, he whipped us. It was a guideline that was clear, distinct and non-negotiable. I grumbled and complained silently. I hid my anger behind the tears. I tried to blame my fate on something or someone else. I petitioned God for some help down here! But let me tell you something, I never once doubted my Fathers love for me or his sincerity for my wellbeing. I knew he was right before he unloosened that belt! Dont let me being a little kid fool you. I understood right and wrong more than you might realize. I didnt like the punishment..but I knew the crime full well even as I stepped headlong into it. Guess how many times my Father whipped me unjustly? And I wasnt even the wayward son. Leon could do things that just de ed logic! He was always in trouble. Daddy didnt cut him any slack. Leon was the oldest and was expected to share a bigger portion of the load and to be an example for his younger brothers. I thought Dad could be a little hard on him at times. But then, Leon would take my bicycle and ride off to Jackie Burns house for the whole afternoon and Id go crying to Daddy. I never considered the complexities of being a father. I had no clue of the sleepless nights; the prayers offered up; the doubts and fears eating at a heart; or the hopes and dreams one so desperately wished upon a growing child. I knew my Father would lay down his life in a heartbeat for mine. That was obvious from birth. Course, he had a strange way of showing it at times. Hed send us over to Mr. Brooks place to pick cotton. Im not sure if it was some kind of teaching lesson or punishment. That stinging sun and those sharp prickles on the end of the bolls piercing up under your ngernails would make you suspect the latter! Id pick all day and earn maybe forty cents. It didnt seem worth it. Daddy wouldnt even mention the hot sun, the bleeding ngers or my bent over back. He asked what I was going to do with my hard earned money. It did make me feel a little proud. It was like he was treating me as a grown up. When I got ready to go off to college he came into the bedroom where I was nishing up packing and stood around for a minute without saying anything. I gured Mom had sent him in to give me some going away words. Son, he paused as if searching for words when it is a hard time for words, be good another pause, and do right. He turned and hurried out. To this day it is the single best piece of advice Ive ever heard anyone utter. Daddy died in 1979. Leon was caring for him and with him to the very end, still setting an example for his younger brothers. Not a day goes by that I dont think of Dad. Something he said or did. I remember the quiet whisper of instruction, the back yard games of hide and go seek. I remember meeting him with a ball and two gloves in my hand as he stepped out of his truck. I remember most vividly each and every one of the bangings on the backside when I strayed from the path. Mostly I remember being good and doing right are things that never go out of style. I loved my Father beyond all others. I respected him more than any other person I have ever met. I appreciated then, and even more now, the clear and unmistakable guidelines he established and rendered unto me. I will never, never forget his love and dedication to our family. I have lived my life trying to be the man he so desperately desired me to be. And those, dear hearts, are gifts Dad would have cherished way above Brooks Brothers ties and J. C. Higgins shotguns. Happy Fathers Day, Kes One of my childhood friends recently passed away. He spent the last ten years of his life in a wheelchair, as a result of an accident that occurred while helping a friend cut limbs from a tree after a hurricane in Florida. He was a big man with a big heart. I was asked to speak at his service and was honored to do so for my friend. Due to the distance, timing and honestly my fear of falling apart, I asked if I could send a video. My friends brother understood and told me that would be great. He wanted me to tell the story of my friend Jerry coming to the rescue when I wet my pants in kindergarten. I did and also said a few more things. What I thought would take 3 to 5 minutes ended up taking more than 10. My friends brother noted that not much more needed to be said after they watched it. It made me happy, but I, like Jerrys family and friends still felt empty. There were a couple of stories that I really wanted to tell, but didnt feel it was right to take any more time on the video. My friend Jerry and I played baseball together through the years and were on the same team when we were 13 to 15 years old. We got along well, just like we did in kindergarten. Its nice to have a big friend. In 1977, like every year I can remember while playing baseball, I collected baseball cards. It was a lot different then, you didnt simply buy the complete set in a cardboard box and it was over. You bought cards a pack at a time, chewed the cardboard avored bubblegum that came with the cards and discussed the statistics on the back of the cards. I remember things like this because getting every Topps baseball card every year was a necessity. Not an option, but something I had to do. I did it one pack at a time. There were 660 cards that year and I only needed one to complete my set for that year Topps Card #10, Reggie Jackson. Not many guys would simply give you a Reggie Jackson card. As you probably can easily predict, Jerry showed up smiling before a game late in the season and handed me that Reggie Jackson card. I remember the joy it gave him to give it to me. And yes, I still have it. The other thing that I treasured was the conversations with Jerry when we were shagging balls during batting practice. We would stand close enough together to discuss important things while our teammates were hitting. Jerry invented words. Not on purpose, not to be funny, he just used them in conversation. Im bad to say, I dont know the word Im thinking of. He would not do that. He would simply insert a word that might be similar to the word he wanted to use, a combination of two words or just simply make a grammatical error while shagging balls. Im pretty sure you dont keep up with those on the baseball eld. We were at practice one day out in a big open eld. Im sure it had a backstop made out of chicken wire and bags of sand the coach had brought for bases. I shared with Jerry my interest in archery. At the time, I had a pretty simple bow that I liked to use to kill cardboard boxes and plastic milk cartons. I asked him if he knew where I could get a better bow and noted that a used one would be preferable because of the cost. This was the day Jerry uttered a word that I will never forget. Jerry responded to my question. He said, You ought to check the moosealineous section in the newspaper. He meant miscellaneous, but just couldnt pull it out at the time so he said something close to it. He didnt laugh, make note of not knowing the word or even hesitate. I didnt laugh, correct him or hesitate to tell him, Thats a great idea. This word will always be in my vocabulary and I know the proper emphasis to put on moose when saying it. It makes me think of Jerry and Captain Kangaroos Mr. Moose. Its a happy word. There are many words out there that folks just plain make up. USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 Section A Page 4 Thursday, June 13, 2013 CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Recognize the need for science, community support in Gulf Coast restoration He wasnt big on compromise HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert Moosealineous See CRANKS A5 Special to the Star Noted American satirist and journalist H.L. Mencken once said, For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong. Thats an observation worth remembering as we seek to restore and protect Floridas Gulf Coast in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. With passage of the RESTORE Act, 80 percent of Clean Water Act nes paid by BP and other parties responsible for the spill now will be used to fund projects that bene t the Gulf of Mexicos coastal resources. This is an unprecedented opportunity to support on-the-ground projects to restore Gulf environments, helping communities become more resilient to adversity. Unfortunately, it also opens the door to quick x projects that might appear to provide simple solutions, but in reality lack a critical science-based foundation. Currently Gulf coastal states are collecting proposals for restoration projects from management agencies, municipalities, county governments, citizens groups, nonpro ts, and others. The amount of funding likely to be available is unprecedented. While the process of selecting projects still is to be determined, the approaches used can bene t from key lessons learned in similar efforts. First, projects must have a foundation in science. Natural resource management decisions for restoring unique environments like the Gulf are complex problems without simple solutions. Yet it is human nature, especially when faced with incomplete or contradictory information, to accept the simplest explanation rst, then to try to solve the problem with intuition and quick action. Unfortunately, there are many examples around the world where this approach has been ineffective. In the Chesapeake Bay, for instance, hatcheries have produced hundreds of millions of oyster larvae to help clean the bays polluted water and boost the once-thriving oyster industry, but these efforts have had limited success. Why? Because the conditions for survival remain poor due to impaired water quality, depleted substrate and prevalent parasitic diseases. A hatchery might be a partial restoration tool, but the simple solution of building hatcheries to provide more larvae was the wrong answer to the complicated problem of restoring natural populations. Closer to home, the commercial harvest of oysters from Apalachicola Bay has declined signi cantly and for unknown reasons. Working with management agencies and the local community, University of Florida researchers have assessed a range of possible causes record low freshwater ows, disease, overharvest that singularly or in combination could all cause the oyster population to collapse. The RESTORE Act provides an opportunity to begin to restore the Apalachicola Bay oyster population and the associated coastal economy, while also teaching us how to make the environment more resilient to future threats. Many of the ideas proposed are intuitively simple, but we know from experience that the solution is likely more complicated than it initially appears. In addition to a rm foundation in science, we must also acknowledge uncertainty in how ecosystems respond to restoration actions. This doesnt mean restoration cant be successful. Instead, these uncertainties force us to design restoration projects as deliberate experiments we can learn from. We could, for instance, learn a lot about how freshwater ows from the Apalachicola River in uence oyster abundance in the bay simply by restoring some oyster bars near the river mouth, where freshwater from the river creates lower salinity habitats, and others farther away from the river mouth where salinity is higher. Finally, it is critical that restoration projects have community support. Along the Gulf coast, residents and industries must actively participate in restoration projects to reinforce stewardship of coastal resources. In Apalachicola Bay, UF is helping oystermen and others whose livelihoods depend on the oyster harvest plan for sustainability using the resource. They have contributed to eld research and restoration activities, and are ambassadors in the community, helping a broader segment of the population understand the importance of environmental stewardship to their quality of life and their economic future. The Deepwater Horizon spill was a terrible disaster that resulted in the tragic loss of human life and long-term harm to peoples livelihoods. The spill also damaged large areas of the Gulf of Mexico, perhaps permanently. Three years later, the RESTORE Act aims to provide restoration and research projects to repair some of this harm to the Gulfs coastal communities. To make the most of this opportunity, we must adopt a deliberate approach to evaluate and select projects that maximize learning, embrace uncertainty and involve local communities. In so doing, we increase the likelihood of achieving our true goal of restoring and protecting Floridas Gulf of Mexico environments and economies. Jack Payne is Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Florida. JACK PAYNE

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Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE YOUR OPINIONS LETTERS www.starfl.com A Section Rich Hall, a comedian who was on the HBO show, Not Necessarily the News in the 1980s had a part on the show where he discussed sniglets. A sniglet is any word that doesnt appear in the dictionary, but should. Some of my favorite sniglets from then and now Cheedle (chee dul) n. The residue left on ones ngertips after consuming a bag of Cheetos. Choconiverous adj. Biting off the head of the chocolate Easter bunny rst. Gromaxes (grom ack sis) n. Inside area of knees used to grip steering wheel when holding a map or atlas. Hangle (hang ul) n. A cluster of coat hangers. Ienvy (i-envy): the jealousy a person with a normal cell phone has when his friend or partner is on their iPhone. (My son has this when he notes, I know Third Graders with iPhones.) Irant (eye rant) n. A seamless pistachio; a pistachio nut afraid to come out in public. (I love pistachios and can appreciate the need for this word.) Opling (op pling) n. The act, when feeding a baby, of opening and closing ones mouth, smacking ones lips and making yummy noises, in the hope that baby will do the same. Prestofrigeration n. The peculiar habit, when searching for a snack, of constantly returning to the refrigerator in hopes that something new will have materialized. Purpitation v. To take something off the grocery shelf, decide you dont want it, and then put it in another section. Youve done it havent you? Testlice (test lys) n. Those tiny bugs that invade your hair when youre taking an exam. Ive always wondered why my students scratch their heads so much during tests. Yardribbons (yard rib onz) n. The unmowed patches of grass discovered after one has put away the mower. (My son seems to think his yardribbons are art.) My advice is not to worry so much about picking the perfect word, friends know what you mean. You wont nd sloved anywhere, but I bet youve done it. Slove rhymes with love. If youve sloved your dessert with anyone, you know what I mean. Slove v. To share food out of love, sometimes even feeding each other. They ordered a barbecue plate to go, and sloved it with plastic forks sitting on the hood of the car. He let her choose which end of the dill pickle spear she wanted. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor.com. CRANKS from page A4 Thursday, June 13, 2013 Star Staff Report In last weeks edition of The Star, a reader wrote about the ecological effects of driving on the beach and the effects it has on the local sea turtle population. The reader put out a call to close beaches to vehicles. The subject had even been discussed last week by the Tourist Development Council with mixed reactions. Our online readers responded: Cape San Blas and Indian Pass beaches have been a part of life in Gulf County since the early 1900s. Many families used these beaches as recreation and a way to supplement food for themselves. Now that real estate buyers have come to Gulf County, it seems as though all the rich want to develop the beaches and use them as their own little recreational playground. They want those with less money to go elsewhere for fun. These homeowners knew there was driving on the beaches before they bought land and built houses. Driving on the beach does no more harm than those who light up the beaches at night, dig huge holes on the beaches, leave their trash, gather sea oats and other plants to take home, etc. These Beaches are an attraction for people to come to the county or for those already living here to provide the county with a way to make money from those buying ice, food, shing supplies and other goods to spend the day with the family enjoying what God has provided. So I say to those who own property on these beaches and want to keep it all to themselves either enjoy what you have and dont be so sel sh. Learn to share and enjoy Gods countryor move back home. Jim Cox I grew up as a child enjoying that beach from the back of Billy Quarles Jeep, and have been a conscious user and preservationist of that beach for my entire life, protecting it from a lot more than turtles. You apparently dont understand a lifestyle that goes back far beyond the time you were allowed to build your house on that precious sand. Close the beach to driving for everybody? I think not. Rick Lamberson I love St. Joe folks. We stand by what we believe in. The Cape folks pay most of the countys taxes. Some of them are quick to say it too. I believe they knew that before they purchased it. Im sorry but I pay for what I buy and dont complain when I buy more than what my neighbor does and in turn my taxable amount is more. I appreciate your tax money, I appreciate the business you bring to our county but dont try to change our way of life. Jake Richards I lived on the Gulf side of Cape San Blas for about 9 years back in the 90s. I was even part of the Turtle Patrol, trained by Barbara Eells. Even as a property owner at the time, it didnt bother me for people to drive on the beach. I was raised in Gulf County and locals driving on the cape was a privilege we accepted and enjoyed. I remember my dad driving us on the beach from Indian Pass all the way around to the tip of the State Park, before the fence was put up. There was only one house on Cape San Blas other than the ones for the lighthouse keeper. Sometimes we would camp on the beach for a week at a time. We saw sea turtles crawling up to the dunes to lay eggs and back into the water. It was fascinating to watch. Us being there didnt seem to stop their mission! The hatchlings instinctively know how to reach the water. When I was on the turtle patrol, the only hazards I saw for them on the nights they hatched, were ghost crabs, raccoons, sea gulls, or possibly a storm surge that reached the nest before it was time to hatch. I could understand keeping traf c off the dunes, but driving on the beach is harmless! God put it there for the enjoyment of all the people, not just the property owners and wildlife who happen to reside there! LuLu McInnis Formby Former Gulf County resident See more at www.star .com My trusty Volvo wagon served our family well for 13 years, but after 106,000 miles it nally gave up the ghost. My wife just completed graduate school so we werent ready to commit to a new car payment. I rented a car at rst, but at $500 a month, that soon got old. Then I came across a concept new me: assuming someone elses car lease. Initially I was skeptical, but after considerable research I took the plunge. It took many emails and phone calls and a month-long wait for the paperwork to clear, but I now have a one-year lease on a quality car whose monthly cost is about a third less than the stripped-down model I was renting. With the caveat that car lease assumption is not right for everyone, heres how the process works: People need to get out of their car leases for a variety of reasons but its notoriously dif cult to do so you usually must pay the outstanding balance plus an early termination fee. One way around this, if your nance company allows it, is to transfer the lease to another party for the remainder of its term. Many people use online lease assumption services like Swapalease.com and LeaseTrader. com. I went with Swapalease.com. These companies match people wanting to unload their lease (think of them as sellers) with so-called buyers interested taking over the remainder of someones lease. Among the potential advantages for buyers: No down payment. You can secure a shorter-term lease. Sellers will generally offer or agree to nancial incentives to unload their lease. Newer cars are usually still under warranty. However, be aware of the many fees involved on both sides of the transaction: Sellers are charged a fee to advertise their vehicle on the websites (generally $50 to $150), and a transaction fee if a lease transfer is initiated ($100 to $150). Buyers pay a registration fee to obtain contact information for sellers (around $40 to $80). Some sites charge buyers a transaction fee as well. Buyers must le a credit application with the lender which can cost up to several hundred dollars; the fee typically isn't refundable if the credit check deems you aren't creditworthy. The leasing company itself will typically charge the buyer a lease transfer fee (typically $50 to $600). A few additional suggestions and precautions: Inspect the car and note any damage. You may also want to have a mechanic inspect it. Ask whether the lender will remove the seller's name from the lease some won't. During negotiations, ask the seller to pay the application and lease transfer fees. It doesn't hurt to ask and you're still saving them a ton of money. Don't expect a lot of customer service from the swapping website. Make sure there's enough mileage left on the lease to suit your needs. You'll have to pay DMV registration fees and sales tax may apply. Your insurance company will need to provide the leasing company with evidence that you have adequate coverage. Know that it can take several weeks or more for the transaction to fully close. For me, that meant an extra month's rental. All in all, if youre exible about what kind of car youre willing to drive and not in a big hurry, assuming someone elses lease can be a viable option. Just make sure to do your due diligence. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney Ron Pollack Executive Director, Families USA Special to The Star Since Medicare Part D went into effect in 2006, prescription drugs have been an integral part of the Medicare bene t package. So, the question of how seniors can save additional money on medications often comes up, but so does the question of how the entire Medicare Part D program can be more cost-effective and save taxpayers money without jeopardizing enrollee bene ts. Q: Will closing the Part D doughnut hole really save bene ciaries money? A: Many seniors may not be aware that the infamous doughnut hole, or gap in coverage, is closing thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Before the health care law was passed, if bene ciaries reached the initial limit on total drug expenses ($2,970 in 2013), they had no prescription drug coverage until they spent an added $3,700 out of their own pockets. But in 2013, people in the doughnut hole are receiving discounts of 52.5 percent on name-brand drugs and 21 percent on generics. These discounts will result in signi cant savings for about 4 million Medicare bene ciaries in 2013. More importantly, the discounts will continue every year until 2020, when the doughnut hole will be completely eliminated. Q: Where can we nd more value for Medicare dollars? A: The best opportunity for nding smart savings in Medicare is looking for better deals on what Medicare pays for prescription drugs. Plans that offer coverage under Medicare Part D are run by private insurers, and Medicare is prohibited from negotiating directly for discounts. An independent 2011 study by the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General found that drug manufacturers provide an average 19 percent discount to Medicare Part D plans, while state Medicaid programs receive a discount of 45 percent for the same drugs. This is a substantial savings that could be passed on to bene ciaries if Medicare was allowed to negotiate prices like Medicaid does. Q: In what ways can Medicare get a better bargain on prescription drugs? A: Substantial savings could come from obtaining discounts on drugs used by low-income bene ciaries. In fact, before Medicare Part D was enacted in 2003, drug manufacturers were required to provide discounts to low-income bene ciaries. Legislation that has been introduced both in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Presidents budget proposal, all call for these discounts to be restored. Estimates show that these discounts could save the Medicare program anywhere from $120 to $140 billion over the next 10 years. The savings from these discounts could be used to improve other aspects of Medicare, or to reduce the de cit. Q: Would higher discounts in Part D affect the pharmaceutical industrys research and development work? A: Research and development actually thrived at the same time many of these deeper discounts were in place in the 1990s and early 2000s. Q: Are there other ways for Medicare to save money on prescription drugs? Other options for lowering the cost of the Part D program include allowing Medicare to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical manufacturers (like the Department of Veterans Affairs does), and letting Medicare operate its own Part D plan alongside private insurers. These alternatives are more complicated than the discounts discussed above, but they are worth considering in the future. Q: Why do we need to search for savings in Part D? A: In todays economy, leaders in Washington have tough choices to make about health care spending. It is true that Part D costs less than initially forecast, but that is because enrollment is about 25 percent lower than originally projected, and because increased use of generics has slowed drug spending overall. These developments should not prevent us from looking for better value for taxpayer dollars. Readers respond to call to close beaches to vehicles Leasing a car on the cheap Page 5 JASON ALDERMAN Can Medicare save money for bene ciaries and taxpayers alike?

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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 Ha ppy F a t her's Day!!! 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 June 13 89 77 30 % F ri, June 14 89 76 40 % S a t June 15 88 77 20 % Sun, June 16 88 77 20 % M on, June 17 87 76 0 % T ues June 18 87 76 30 % W ed June 19 88 77 10 % By TINA HARBUCK 654-8440|@DestinLogTina tharbuck@thedestinlog.com What better place to set a world shing record than in the Worlds Luckiest Fishing Village? Michael Stough of Cincinnati, Ohio, did just that while y shing aboard the Anastasia with Capt. Tony Davis on Tuesday. His pending world record red snapper, a 9.5-pounder, was caught on a 6-pound tippet. The current record on the books for red snapper on 6-pound tippet is 7.13 pounds caught by Ched Cooke in 2010. I wonder if he (Ched Cooke) had a cold chill run across his back a couple of hours ago, Stough jokingly said Tuesday afternoon after they weighed his snapper at HarborWalk Marina. This is not Stoughs rst time to y sh for snapper out of Destin, nor his rst world record. Last year, while shing aboard the Anastasia, he set the world record for 16-pound tippet with a 12.6pound red snapper, and the record for 8-pound line with a 12.1-pounder. I sh all over the world, but Destin is by far the best place to catch red snapper, Stough said. Stough, who has been chartering trips aboard the Anastasia for more than a decade, set aside ve days to try and set a few world records. His plans were to catch the largest snapper on 12, 6, 4 and 2 pound tippet. On Tuesday, day three of his shing expedition, they targeted snapper using 12and 6-pound tippet. We broke off about a dozen red snapper, as well as released about 10 small ones, said Capt. Davis, before Stough pulled in the winning keeper. Fly shing for red snapper, a bottom dwelling sh, can be a challenge. Davis explained that they chum the sh to the top then Stough goes to work with the y. Stough said he likes to use a Clouser y and he set aside about six dozen for his time in Destin. They hit a y real well, Stough said. But y shing is demanding. Stough explained that red snapper are programmed to go to protective cover once they take the y. With a regular rod and reel, an angler could hoist a snapper in the boat in a couple of minutes. But on this rod it took about 25 minutes, Stough said. You have to be gentle and not much drag. Fly shing is more nesse than brawn, he said. And it takes a lot of patience on the part of the captain as well. The captain has the dif culty of holding up on a spot and wind is always a factor. But Stough spoke highly of Davis and the Destin Ohio man pulls in another possible red snapper world record TINA HARBUCK | The Destin Log Top: Michael Stough measures the girth of the red snapper. The snapper measured 26 long, and 19 around the girth. Stough caught the snapper while shing aboard Anastasia with Capt. Tony Davis, pictured at right. Above: Stough shows off his 9.5-pound red snapper. His catch is a pending world record for that particular class line. Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 6 Thursday, June 13, 2013 OUTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A Inshore Offshore Red snapper continues to be the best bet in offshore fishing right now and will be until the season closes on June 28th in Federal waters. Big snapper are holding on near shore and offshore wrecks from 60-150ft of water. Live bait will prove to be the best for bigger fish, however snapper will eat cut bait as well. Try fishing 20 feet off the bottom with a live grunt or pinfish for a trophy red snapper. As the summer time weather patterns start to set in, bay fishing will be a game of early and late. Early morning top water action will produce nice trout and redfish catches. Late afternoon fishing will be mainly live bait and grubs and jigs and as the water cools down, try switching back to a top water hard bait for a trophy red fish or trout. Flounder are showing up in the normal places this week from Mexico Beach to Indian Pass. SPONSORED BY ONE MORE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS Its important to understand how our boats are made, what they are made of and why. You may have soft, spongy spots in the deck, hatch lids or transom. This damage is the result of water intrusion. This water gets into the core through cracked, damaged fiberglass or where holes have been drilled, like where the motor is mounted to the transom. The fiberglass itself doesnt get soft; its the coring materials sandwiched between the top and bottom layers of fiberglass. This coring is chosen by some boat manufacturers based on cost, weight, durability and ability to shape. For many years, manufacturers used wood, plants and sheets. Balsa wood was very popular marine plywood (laminated together with epoxy instead of glue). The most popular coring material now used is a variety of dense foam materials. It wont rot if moisture intrudes, is lightweight and costs less to ship. We typically use untreated plywood, treated plywood tends to contain moisture from its chemical bath and subsequently fiberglass resins have difficulty bonding. Plus it is readily available. Remember the fiberglass is not the soft, spongy spot you feel. It is the coring, so you must cut or grind it out, making sure not to cut through and grind completely through the bottom layer of fiberglass. Keeping the bottom layer of fiberglass will help when re-installing new coring. Sand the bottom layer of fiberglass with 40-60 grit sandpaper. Clean thoroughly, cut to fit the new coring. If using plywood, set the saw blade to one-quarter in cutting depth and cut a parquet pattern into the top of your new coring. This allows a better fiberglass bond and allows some flexibility, helping eliminate fiberglass cracking. New week we will begin glassing in this new coring. SHIPSHAPE By Richard Hance Fiberglass structural repairs

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Local The Star| A7 Thursday, June 13, 2013 USA A th le t e s I n t e r n a t ion a l B r i n g i n g th e W orld s B e s t A th le t e s T oge th e r th r ou g h S por ts a n d E d uca t ion F und Raiser S en d H e a t h er B r in k m eier t o A u s t ra li a Wh e n: 4:00PM 10:00PM CS T Wh e r e: R us t i c S a nds C a m p g r o und 800 N 15th S t r e e tM e xi c o B e ach LIVE MUSI C F ea t u r i n g: A l an D y ke s B an d FOOD: BBQ Plat es DRINKS : C old Beer Soda & Iced T ea HUGE R AFFLE! 2 Night Me xico Beach C abin St a y F ishing P ole Gif t C er tif icat es F ood, and Much Mor e! FCAT from page A1 students scoring 3 or better (on a scale of 1-5) was across the board among fth-grad ers in reading, math and science, the latter admin istered only among fth-, eighthand 10th-graders. The state average was ve to nine percentage points higher than the district aver age in each category. The entire decit to state averages came out of Wewahitchka Elementary School. The percentage of stu dents scoring 3 or better 3 is consider at grade level fell short of the state average in those three subjects by 15-20 percent age points. The district, Ramsey said, also likely will come up short in bonus points for learning gains among the lowest per forming quartile of students, another area where the dis trict consistently has count ed on signicant points. The points from the FCAT scores this was the second year of what is known as FCAT 2.0, which is moving the state toward Common Core Standards used nationwide and from bonuses for learning gains in specic student de mographics is how the state establishes school and dis trict grades. At this juncture, the dis trict has all information per tinent to elementary school grades. High school grades are determined by FCAT scores (50 percent), components such as enrollment and success in dual-enrolled college-level courses, grad uation and drop-out rates. Those latter components will not be available until fall. The district also has room for appeal. The state provides a window through the next two weeks to argue any po tential discrepancies to the FDOE. Ramsey said she and school administrators already had spotted several areas of appeal. On the positive, the dis trict had a higher percent age of students perform ing at grade level or above than students statewide in all other categories and grades save the writing scores among high school sophomores a 3.0 com pared to the state aver age of 3.5 on a scale of 1-6 and reading and writing in fourth grade. Among district fourthgraders, the mean writing score was 3.2 compared to 3.4 for the state. The percentage of fourth-graders scoring 3 or above in the district was 54 percent compared to 60 percent statewide. In the EOC, or end-ofcourse exams, adminis tered now in high school in four core subjects but which will replace the FCAT in a few years, the district also landed below the state av erage for the percentage of students in the bottom one-third of scores in U.S. History. The history EOC was ad ministered for the rst time this year. Broken down by individu al schools, the FCAT scores show a stark contrast in the two community elementary schools in the district. At Port St. Joe Elemen tary School, the percent age of students scoring 3 or above in applicable subjects and every grade was above the state average, save for fourth-grade writing scores. At Port St. Joe High School, the exact same was true, with 10th-grade writ ing the only area where the percentage students scoring at grade prociency did not reach the state standard. Wewahitchka Elemen tary scores told a different story. As noted several weeks ago by Deputy Superinten dent for Instruction Sara Joe Wooten, third-graders at Wewahitchka Elementary knocked it out of the park on both math and reading, an impressive 76 percent of third-graders scoring 3 or above, 18 percentage points above the state average; the difference was nine percent age points in reading. And in math, 64 percent of sixth-graders and 64 percent of eighth-graders scored at or above grade level, both numbers ahead of the state average. We did strengthen some of our deciencies, especial ly in math and particularly in Wewahitchka, Ramsey said. That is really a posi tive. I applaud them for that. Wewahitchka Elementa ry sixth-graders also were above the state average in reading, with 68 percent reading at or above grade level compared to 59 per cent statewide. However, at no other grade level or subject did the percentage of Wewahi tchka students, through high school sophomores, scor ing at grade level or above reach the state average. As the district has em phasized reading, the per centage of fourth-graders and fth-graders scoring 3 or above, for example, was behind the state by doubledigits, 20 percentage points among fth-graders. Comparing classes as they advanced based on FCAT scores also highlight ed troubling scores, Ramsey noted. The percentage of stu dents scoring at grade level in math and reading from grade to grade fell almost uniformly at both elementa ry schools, save for reading scores in Port St. Joe and math in Wewahitchka. The trend was similar at the high schools, with We wahitchka students show ing improvement in reach ing grade level in math and Port St. Joe students in reading. HURRICANE from page A1 Director Marshall Nelson hosted a re covery drill to ensure the emergency operations staff is ready should disas ter strike during the upcoming season. We spend a lot of time talking about the initial response, but not al ways the recovery process, Nelson said. He focused his session on the two to four weeks after a disaster and en couraged the staff to think of scenari os they might encounter, such as how to help the injured if the hospital and health department are shut down. He also discussed costly services such as debris removal to ensure the group had a strong understanding of the events that could transpire in the weeks after a storm. Some were shocked, Nelson said. Some of them had never thought about those things. Nelson stressed the importance of being prepared both for families and individuals. He encouraged everyone to stock up on food, water and gasoline well in advance. Once a storm hits, all of the places you would get those items could be closed or destroyed, Nelson said. During times of distress, commu nication is vital to the safety of any community. Its all about accuracy, timing and how the message is delivered, said Jennifer Jenkins, executive director of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council and county public information ofcer. Any time the EOC is activated, Jen kins attends all briengs and meetings and reports to the Board of County Commissioners. She is also respon sible for speaking with authorities, lo cals and the media, relaying any and all pertinent info from the EOC. The TDC has a system in place that will automatically transmit important information to residents via email, and a text message-based campaign is in the works. As always, safety is our No. 1 con cern, but we also have to be mindful that our livelihood is anchored around tourism, Jenkins said. In addition to keeping the local and regional media informed during disas ters, Jenkins also communicates with local businesses and rental agencies so important information is passed along to current and future tourists. Immediately after the storm, we are mindful of our messaging, nding that balance between assessing the damage, keeping everyone safe and letting visitors know we are back open for business. She also works alongside the coun ty Public Works team to continually assess the beaches throughout hurri canes and storms, watching for dam age or erosion potential visitors might need to know about. The TDC website is host to a travel advisory component that allows Jen kins to change the messaging at a moments notice, allowing for the lat est information to be available at all times. Based on her 20 years of tourism marketing experience, Jenkins praised the Gulf County EMS team. Marshal is top-notch, and the way everyone works together is amazing, she said. I certainly feel safe and con dent when we are activated. Nelson added, If you know who youre playing in the sandbox with, youll work together better. Hurricanes pose a constant threat to the region, and locals should always have a disaster kit on hand during the summer months. Kits should be assembled in ad vance and contain a minimum of three days worth of food, one gallon of water per person per day, a ashlight and ex tra batteries and a rst aid kit. Though local ofcials and relief workers will be on scene after a di saster, it might take up to 72 hours to reach everyone. For more information on hurricane safety and to create a plan for your family, visit www.oridadisaster.org. To sign-up for the TDC partner newsletter, send a request to info@vis itgulf.com. We spend a lot of time talking about the initial response, but not always the recovery process ... Once a storm hits, all of the places you would get those items could be closed or destroyed. Marshall Nelson emergency management director

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A8 | The Star Thursday, June 13, 2013 W e re pleased to present to you this year s Annual W ater Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality w ater and services we deli v er to you e v ery day The Me xico Beach report co v ers the period from January to December 2012. Our constant goal is to pro vide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking w ater W e are committed to ensuring the quality of your w ater Bay County is the pro vider of the City s w ater supply The Bay County Annual W ater Quality Report is also included in this report. Once the w ater is recei v ed by Me xico Beach, chlorine is reintroduced for disinfectant purposes and AquamagTM is added for iron sequestration. Surface W ater Sour ce Bay County W ater source is dra wn from Deer Point Lak e. The T reatment Plant uses a con v entional treatment process consisting of coagulation, occulation, sedimentation, ltration, pH adjustment, disinfection, uoridation and corrosion control. The treatment process includes adding lime occasionally to pro vide additional alkalinity to the ra w w ater so that it can react with the primary coagulating chemical ferric sulf ate, which is added to remo v e particles and or g anics. Polymer is also added to assist in the coagulation process. Sodium Hypochlorite is added to maintain disinfection in the distrib ution system. The addition of zinc orthophosphate reduces the corrosi v eness of the w ater Fluoride, in the form of h ydrouosilicic acid, is added as a supplement to pre v ent tooth decay Lime is also added at the end of the process to increase the pH. These processes are needed to meet the drinking w ater standards as set by the United States En vironmental Protection Agenc y (EP A) and the Florida Department of En vironmental Protection (FDEP). Sour ce W ater Assessment Plan and W ater Quality Monitoring In 2012 the Department of En vironmental Protection performed a Source W ater Assessment on Bay County s system. The assessment w as conducted to pro vide information about an y potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of Bay County Surf ace W ater intak e. The surf ace w ater system is considered to be at high risk because of the man y potential sources of contamination present in the assessment area. The assessment results are a v ailable on the FDEP Source W ater Assessment and Protection Program website at www .dep. state..us/sw app or the y can be obtained from Bay County Utility Services by calling (850)248-5010. If you ha v e an y questions about this report or concerning your w ater utility please contact Mary Leonard at (850)-648-3002. W e encourage our v alued customers to be informed about their w ater utility If you w ant to learn more about our utilities, please contact the Public W orks Department at (850) 648-5700 or you may attend one of our re gular monthly Council meetings, held the second T uesday of each month at 6:00pm CST in the Me xico Beach Ci vic Center The City of Me xico Beach routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking w ater according to Federal and State la ws, rules, and re gulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this Me xico Beach report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31, 2012. As authorized and appro v ed by EP A, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not e xpected to v ary signicantly from year to year Some of our data though representati v e, is more than one year old. In the table belo w you will nd terms and abbre viations you might not be f amiliar with. T o help you better understand these terms we v e pro vided the follo wing denitions: Maximum Contaminant Le v el or MCL: The highest le v el of a contaminant that is allo wed in drinking w ater MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best a v ailable treatment technology Maximum Contaminant Le v el Goal or MCLG: The le v el of a contaminant in drinking w ater belo w which there is no kno wn or e xpected risk to health. MCLGs allo w for a mar gin of safety Non-detect or ND means not detected and indicates that the substance w as not found by laboratory analysis Non applicable (N/A). Does not apply Action Le v el (AL): The concentration of a contaminant, which, if e xceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements, which a w ater system must follo w P arts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/I) one part per million corresponds to one minute in tw o years or a single penn y in $10,000.00. P arts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (ig/1) one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years or a single penn y in $10,000,000.00. Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioacti vity in w ater Nephelometric T urbidity Unit (NTU) The measurement of the clarity of w ater T urbidity in e xcess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the a v erage person. TT (T reatment technique) Required process intended to reduce the le v el of a contaminant in drinking w ater MRDL (Maximum Residual Disinfectant Le v el) The highest le v el of disinfectant allo wed in drinking w ater There is con vincing e vidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. MRDLG (Maximum Residual Disinfectant Le v el Goal) The le v el of a drinking w ater disinfectant belo w which there is no kno wn or e xpected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reect the benets of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Initial Distrib ution System Ev aluation (IDSE): An important part of the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR). The IDSE is a one-time study conducted by w ater systems to identify distrib ution systems locations with high concentrations of total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and haloacetic acids (HAA5). W ater systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with their Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data, to select compliance monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR. W ater Quality T est Results If present, ele v ated le v els of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pre gnant w omen and young children. Lead in drinking w ater is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Me xico Beach Services are responsible for pro viding high quality drinking w ater b ut cannot control the v ariety of materials used in plumbing components. When your w ater has been sitting for se v eral hours, you can minimize the potential for lead e xposure by ushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using w ater for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your w ater you may wish to ha v e your w ater tested. Information on lead in drinking w ater testing methods, and steps you can tak e to minimize e xposure is a v ailable from the Safe Drinking W ater Hotline or at http:www epa.go v/safe w ater/lead. The sources of drinking w ater (both tap w ater and bottle w ater) include ri v ers, lak es, streams, ponds, reserv oirs, springs, and wells. As w ater tra v els o v er the surf ace of the land or through the ground, it dissolv es naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioacti v e material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human acti vity Contaminants that may be present in source w ater include: (A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from se w age treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural li v estock operations, and wildlife. (B) Inor g anic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm w ater runof f, industrial or domestic w aste w ater dischar ges, oil and g as production, mining, or f arming. (C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a v ariety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm w ater runof f, and residential uses. (D) Or g anic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and v olatile or g anic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and may come from g as stations, urban storm w ater runof f, and septic systems. (E) Radioacti v e contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and g as production and mining acti vities. In order to ensure that tap w ater is safe to drink, EP A prescribes re gulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in w ater pro vided by public w ater systems. FD A re gulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled w ater which must pro vide the same protection for public health. Drinking w ater including bottled w ater may reasonably be e xpected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the w ater poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health ef fects can be obtained by calling the En vironmental Protection Agenc y s Safe Drinking W ater Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking w ater than the general population. Immunecompromised persons such as persons with cancer under going chemotherap y persons who ha v e under gone or g an transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly and inf ants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking w ater from their health care pro viders. EP A/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are a v ailable from the Safe Drinking W ater Hotline (800-426-4791). W e at City of Me xico Beach w ork to pro vide top quality w ater to e v ery tap. W e ask that all our customers help us protect our w ater sources, which are the heart of our community our w ay of life and our children s future. 2012 Annual Drinking W ater Quality Report Mexico Beach W ater System 2 0 1 2 MEXIC O BEA CH TEST RESUL T S T ABLE C ontaminant and U nit of M easur ement D a t es of S ampling (mo ./yr .) AL E x ceeded Y/N 90th P er centile R esult N o of sampling sit es e x ceeding the AL MCL G AL ( A c tion L e v el) L ik el y S our ce of C ontamina tion L EA D A ND C O PP ER T A P W A TER C opper (tap w a t er) (ppm) A ug & S ept 2011 N 0.14 0 of 20 1.3 1.3 C orr osion of household plumb ing syst ems; er osion of na tur al deposits; leaching fr om w ood pr eser v a tiv es L ead (tap w a t er) (ppb) A ug & S ept 2011 N 1 0 of 20 0 15 C orr osion of household plumb ing syst ems; er osion of na tur al deposits ST A G E 1 D ISI N FEC T A N T / D ISI N FEC TIO N B Y P RO D UC T D / D B P D isinf ec tant or C ontaminant & U nit of M easur ement D a t es of S ampling (mo ./yr .) MCL or MR D L V iola tion Y/N L e ve l Det ec t ed R ange of R esults MCL G or MR D L G MCL or MR D L L ik el y S our ce of C ontamina tion Haloac etic A cid (v e) (HAAS) (ppb) 01/129/12 N 29 15.55-40.8 N/A MCL=60 B y pr oduc t of drink ing w a t er disinf ec tion T THM ( T otal T rihalometh anes) (ppb) 01/129/12 N 50 26.2-96.5 N/A MCL=80 B y pr oduc t of drink ing w a t er disinf ec tion C hlorine (ppm) 1/1212/12 N 0.85 0.2-1.3 MRDL G =4 MRDL =4.0 W a t er additiv e used t o c on tr ol micr obes N ot e: T he r esult in the L ev el D et ec t ed c olumn f or T THMs HAA5s and C hlorine ar e the highest of the f our quar t erly r unning annual a v er ages of r esults fr om all sampling sit es ST A G E 2 D ISI N FEC T A N T / D ISI N FEC TIO N B Y P RO D UC T D / D B P C ontaminant & U nit of M easur ement D a t es of S ampling (mo ./yr .) MCL or MR D L V iola tion Y/N L e ve l Det ec t ed R ange of R esults MCL G or MR D L G MCL or MR D L L ik el y S our ce of C ontamina tion Haloac etic A cid (v e) (HAAS) (ppb) 10/1212/12 N/A N/A 21.1-23.1 N/A MCL=60 B y pr oduc t of drink ing w a t er disinf ec tion T THM ( T otal T rihalometh anes) (ppb) 10/1212/12 N/A N/A 32.5-35.1 N/A MCL=80 B y pr oduc t of drink ing w a t er disinf ec tion N ot e: L ev el D et ec t ed c olumn f or T THMs HAA5s is based on f our quar t ers of r esults 2 0 1 2 BA Y C OU N T Y TEST RESUL T S T ABLE MICROBIAL C O N T AMI N A N T S C ontaminant and U nit of M easur ement D a t es of S ampling (mo ./yr .) MCL V iola tion Y/N T he H ighest S ingle M easur ement T he L o w est M onthl y P er centage of S amples M eeting R egula t or y L imits MCL G MCL L ik el y S our ce of C ontamina tion T urbidit y (NTU) 01/1212/12 N 0.91 95.7 N/A TT S oil Runo T urbidit y is a measur e of the cloudiness of the w a t er W e monit or it bec ause it is a good indic a t or of the e ec tiv eness of our ltr a tion syst em. High turbidit y c an hinder the e ec tiv eness of disinf ec tan ts *T he tr ea tmen t T echnique standar d r equir es tha t 95% of the turbidit y r eadings be a t 0.3 NTU or less RA D IO A C TI V E C O N T AMI N A N T S C ontaminant and U nit of M easur ement D a t es of S ampling (mo ./yr .) MCL V iola tion Y/N L e ve l Det ec t ed R ange of R esults MCL G MCL L ik el y S our ce of C ontamina tion R adium 226 + 228 or c ombined R adium (pC i/L) A pr-11 N 0.8 N/A 0 5 E r osion of na tur al deposits I N OR G A N IC C O N T AMI N A N T S C ontaminant and U nit of M easur ement D a t es of S ampling (mo ./yr .) MCL V iola tion Y/N L e ve l Det ec t ed R ange of R esults MCL G MCL L ik el y S our ce of C ontamina tion A n timon y (ppb) A pr-12 N 0.4 N/A 6 6 D ischar ge fr om petr oleum r eneries; r e r etar dan ts; c er amics; elec tr onics; solder B arium (ppm) A pr-12 N 0.0101 N/A 2 2 D ischar ge of drilling w ast es; dischar ge fr om metal r ener ies; er osion of na tur al deposits B er yllium (ppb) A pr-12 N 0.2 N/A 4 4 D ischar ge fr om metal r eneries and c oal burning fac t ories; dischar ge fr om elec tric al aer o spac e and def ense industries C admium (ppb) A pr-12 N 0.1 N/A 5 5 C orr osion of galv aniz ed pipes; er osion of na tur al deposits; dischar ge fr om metal r ener ies; r uno fr om w ast e ba tt eries and pain ts F louride (ppm) A pr-12 N 0.90 N/A 4 4.0 E r osion of na tur al deposits; dischar ge fr om f er tiliz er and aluminum fac t ories W a t er ad ditiv e which pr omot es str ong t eeth a t the optimum lev el of 0.7 ppm Nick el (ppb) A pr-12 N 3.1 N/A N/A 100 P ollution fr om mining and r ening oper a tions Na tur al oc c urr enc e in soil S elenium (ppb) A pr-12 N 1.2 N/A 50 50 D ischar ge fr om petr oleum and metal r eneries; er osion of na tur al deposits; dischar ge fr om mines S odium (ppm) A pr-12 N 7 N/A N/A 160 S alt w a t er in tr usion; leaching fr om soil L ead (poin t of en tr y) (ppb) A pril 12 N 0.4 N/A 0 15 Residue fr om man-made pol lution such as aut o emissions and pain t; lead pipe c asing and solder T O T AL OR G A N IC C ARBO N C ontaminant and U nit of M easur ement D a t es of S ampling (mo ./yr .) TT V iola tion Y/N L o w est R unning A nnual A v erage C omput ed Q uar t erl y of M onthl y R emo v al R a tios R ange of M onthl y R amo v al R a tios MCL G MCL L ik el y S our ce of C ontamina tion T otal O r ganic C arbon Jan-D ec 12 N 1.49 1.41-1.97 N/A TT Na tur ally pr esen t in the en vir onmen t

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Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Port St. Joe Star. 1) What will you ordinarily lose 94 of during the course of your life? Purse or wallet, Keys, Combs or brushes, Bones 2) Which state uses the slogan Wild, Wonderful for its license plates? W. Virginia, Montana, Vermont, Oregon 3) The rst neon sign was made in 1923 for what type of dealership? Frigidaire, Singer, Ford, Packard 4) A big banger is a large one of what in auto-racing circles? Sandwich, Engine, Tire iron, Pit crew 5) What does a pintle ordinarily hold together? Lamp, Lock, Hinge, Kettle 6) Which dart score is dubbed Sunset Strip? 11, 21, 77, 100 7) On the human body whats a scapula? Kneecap, Shoulder blade, Forehead, Nostril 8) How old was Booth when he assassinated Lincoln? 26, 31, 42, 58 9) Baseball umpires are commonly referred to as what color? Red, Blue, Black, Green 10) What group invented the wheelbarrow? Chinese, Romans, Egyptians, Irish 11) When was the rst diet soft drink called the No-Cal Beverage launched? 1944, 1952, 1969, 1974 12) Who was the rst NBA guard to average 30 points a game for the season? Robertson, Selvy, Frazier, Cousy 13) Willys-Overland was the rst owner of what popular trademark? Civic, Beetle, BMW, Jeep 14) What per-say is the safest shell sh to eat raw? Shrimp, Lobster, Scallops, Oysters ANSWERS 1) Bones. 2) W. Virginia. 3) Packard. 4) Engine. 5) Hinge. 6) 77. 7) Shoulder blade. 8) 26. 9) Blue. 10) Chinese. 11) 1952. 12) Robertson. 13) Jeep. 14) Scallops. COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, June 13, 2013 B Page 1 Section Centennial TRIVIA Q: In this 1907 photograph the city of Apalachicola celebrates the arrival of the Apalachicola Northern Railroads rst train into town. Even before the arrival of the rst train the stockholders of the new railroad realized that Apalachicola Bay was too shallow for the new larger ocean-going ships that were expected. Instead, they chose to make the deeper waters of St. Joseph Bay (and Port St. Joe) the center of railroad and port activities. What event in United States history helped in uence the stockholders decision? Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6 Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com Fourth times a charm for Aylmer By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Raymond Elmo Aylmer wanted to go out on a high note. The driver at Gulf Public Transportation was thinking that competing in 11 Florida Paratransit Roadeos and four National Paratransit Roadeos over the past 16 years might be enough. He had won two more rst-place trophies at the Florida competition last month, stamping a ticket to the national competition and wondered if maybe this would be it. Then he reached nationals the rst week of June in Albuquerque, N.M. and, after three previous attempts had come up just short, took home a national title and a huge trophy to add to his collection. It took four times and I nally did it, Alymer said. I was thinking about going out of Roadeo this year on an up note. After winning at nationals, I dont think I can get out. To nally win that coveted national title in the Van Division Aylmer had to face down a familiar foe. Every time Alymer reached nationals he has been in the top three in state eight times and nished second once at nationals Alymer had competed against the same driver from the same organization in Alabama. Each and every time that driver got the best of Aylmer. This year, it was Alymers turn. The margin of victory: a single point, 856-855 on a scale that tops out at 1,000 points. The competition was tight, Aylmer said. In another division, the top ve places were separated by just 35 points. This one driver from this one organization in Alabama always won. Every year. He won in 2008 when I was second. I told myself I have got to beat him. As the nal scores were posted and read aloud to the competitors, Aylmer heard he wasnt in third place. I had either bombed out TIM CROFT | The Star After three unsuccessful attempts, Raymond Elmo Aylmer won a national championship at the National Paratransit Roadeo in Albuquerque, N.M. PLEASE SEE AYLMER | B6 Summer art classes now in session By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Those on the hunt for some creative summer fun should plan to head to The Artery where classes soon will be in session. Leslie Wentzell started her summer programs two years ago and has garnered strong interest from the local and tourist communities. I wanted to bring the availability to be creative to the community whether its kids or adults, Wentzell said. To meet the demand from summer visitors to the area, the majority of this years classes will be self-contained so that visitors can include their kids for a day, even if theyre just passing through. Over the course of the next six weeks there will be plenty to do as Tuesday afternoons will play host to a three-hour art class for children ages 11 and older. A silk painting class will be hosted each Wednesday morning. During the nontraditional class, attendees will paint on a silk scarf and take the wearable art home the same day, making a one-of-akind souvenir. Wentzell said, One of the things I like to do is look at broader arts that we can bring to people. Children 6-10 who have completed kindergarten can attend classes on Thursday mornings. Each of the classes will explore a different theme and creative medium. Plans are being developed for additional classes including a focus on acrylics and watercolor paints. I wanted to have a lot of things that people can drop in and do, especially on rainy days, Wentzell said. Classes will not be in session during the week of Fourth of July when the town will be participating in the Centennial Celebration, marking the 100 th birthday of Port St. Joe. PLEASE SEE ART | B6 Special to The Star We only have one heart! I want to take care of mine and help people take care of theirs, too. This year, Port St. Joe Elementary School set a personal goal to raise money for the American Heart Association by participating in the Jump Rope for Heart event at our school. We also challenged our students by telling them if we reach our goal I would allow them to tape me to the wall. I am very proud to say not only did we meet that goal but we went over by $1,000. This year our students raised $5,601.50 for Jump Rope for Heart. I would like to take this time and thank all those students who participated in Jump Rope for Heart and thank all the family and friends for supporting this wonderful cause. Thank You! Coach Quinn and Mrs. Jewell Hopper S pecial to THE STAR Above, the students begin the taping of Sandy Quinn to the wall of the gymnasium at Port St. Joe Elementary School, a reward for their fundraising and jumping skills. Below, Coach Sandy Quinn is taped to the wall while Jewell Hopper escapes as reward for students performance during Jump Rope for Heart. Jump Rope for Heart Port St. Joe Elementary students tape teacher to the wall

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Pictured at left are the happy couple, Jackie and Billy Quarles, with their greatgranddaughter, Violet Logan Landwehr, at the Sunset Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe. Sandra and Harold Rafeld of St. Joe Beach announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Jesse Harold Rafeld, to Kristin Leila Posey, daughter of Marsha Posey of Highland View. The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Gulf County Senior Citizens Community Center at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. No local invitations are being sent all friends and family of the couple are invited. The couple is registered at Target and Walmart. Jesse and Kristin will be residing in Bethlehem, Pa., where Jesse will be teaching and furthering his education at Lehigh University this fall. Happy 2 nd Birthday Parker Dwight Butler We love you baby! Love, Mom, Dad, Miles, Rilan, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins Fred and Mary Buskens of Overstreet will celebrate their 60 th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 15, with an afternoon reception given by their children. This event will take place at Highland View Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall. The Buskens family would like to invite all of their friends and family to come and help celebrate this joyous occasion from 3-6 p.m. ET. Highland View Baptist is at 310 Ling St. in Highland View. The couple was married June 12, 1953, at The Lagoon Baptist Church in Gulf Shores, Ala. They are blessed with three children, June Davis and husband Eddie, Frederick Buskens and wife, Rose, Kim Gainey and husband, Mike; eight grandchildren, ve great-grandchildren. The Buskens are members of Highland View Baptist Church. Senior Citizens needs your help Star staff report The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who ever served in the Armys 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our annual reunion in Columbus, Ga., from Sept. 17-21 contact secretarytreasurer, Bob Haynes, at 2idahq@comcast.net or 224-225-1202. Star Staff Report Gulf County Senior Citizens, at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, is asking for donations of non-perishable foods for our low-income seniors such as juice, canned tuna and chicken, soup or vegetables. Small inexpensive bingo prizes are always needed for our clients that love to play bingo several times a week. Also needed are donations of items for arts and crafts. We provide a hot nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and older. Transportation may be available to our meal sites. Anyone interested in coming to our sites in Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka for meals and activities or who would like to donate any of the items noted above, call Debbie at 229-8466. Army 2 nd Division reunion HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUSKENS CELEBRATE 60 YEARS 1953-2013 POSEY, RAFFIELD ENGAGEMENT, WEDDING QUARLES CELEBRATE 60 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

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First grade all As: Estevan Angel, Jenna Bareld, Aiden Black, Bella Canington, Desirae Causey, Samantha Childers, Cody Combow, Tanner Fogle, Wake Giffen, Arlena Gleichner, Owen Grantland, Brandon Heckenlively, Kylie Ingalls, Danica Kelly, Luke Pickels, Kaylee Schweikert, Kelsie Tomes, Fisher Vandertulip, Elyse Williams. First grade As and Bs : JaMarrien Becton, Zoey Burkett, Ashleigh Causey, Chase Dykes, Kelsey Ellwood, Mary Margaret Farrell, Dawson Fisher, Shauna Flowers, Lauren Givens, Carson Hendricks, Braden Jackson, Travis Jenkins, Teagan Jones, Makenna Kurnitsky, Lance Larry, Cassidy Lewis, Isaiah Mims, Zhyion Quinn, Alivia Randall, Dakota Tousignant, Jackson Vaughn, Brooke White. Second grade all As: Austen Bales, Sam Brown, Jackson Buckner, Skylar Clayton, Eli Fidler, Kaydan Haisten, Celeste Hamm, Luke Lentz, Karys Linton, Dane Mallon, Alexis Price, Gabriella Price, Hannah Riley, Janasia Walker Second grade As and Bs: Isa Barwick, Cheon Beachum, Madison Burkett, Maelynn Butler, Keith Cantrill, Alexis Causey, Walker Chumney, Donovan Cumbie, Desirae Dew, Nathan Duong, Ian Finch, Alexandria Fountain, Jaydon Gant, Payton Garland, Gunner Grogan, Gavin Haddock, Levi Hanlon, Raelynn Hardy, Damari Johnson, Prince Jones, Jacob Justice, Chase Lanford, Trinten Lee, Bladen Levins, Cole Moore, Kaiden Pitts, Jasslyn Rafeld, Cedric Rey, Ricky Sherrill, Shanecia Sims, Saylor Tull, Sayla Wade, Addi Watts, Britt White, Caitlin White, Terry Lee Whitlock, Dane Wright, Lajuan Zaccaro. Third grade all As: Trent Antley, Aiden Bolton, Elliana Burkett, Santana Causey, Shelby Causey, Halston Fulk, Zoe Gerlach, Natalie Graziano, Laura Beth Hill, Porter Hodges, Donovan Miniat, Erica Ramsey, Ava Ryan, Megan Saleh, Sarah Beth Thompson. Third grade As and Bs: Brianna Biagini, Sammya Brown, Paloma BurgosHarris, Destiny Dykes, Chasity Finch, Ricky Rorbes-Rosado, Madelyn Gortemoller, Jayden Hayes, Emily Lacour, Alexandria Thomason, Leighton Whiteld, Lily Wockenfuss. Fourth grade all As: Leanna Baumgardner, Henry Balogh, Savannah Burkett, Allie Godwin, Tyler Guthrie, Lauren Jenkins, Bryson Lee, Loren Martin, Caleb Wright. Fourth grade all As and Bs: Austin Ard, Lyndsey Butler, Hana Cline, Laci Conley, Parker Cornwell, Jacob Davis, Ali Evans, Sarah Fidler, Clay Fox, Hailey Harriman, Corbin Ingalls, Ashlen Kyle, Kevin Lacivita, Lanecia Larry, Mattison Mills, Clint Moore, Gabrielle Nicodemus, Terry Rae Phillips, Jack Randall, Philip Riley, Austin Robinson, Alex Strickland, Hannah Tomlinson, Analisa Treglown, Gabrielle Wood, Tyler Young. Fifth grade all As: Jade Cothran, Sean Farnsley, Bailey Lake, Sara Whiteld. Fifth Grade As and Bs: Brandon Barnes, Miranda Brown, Micaela Fedd, John Austin Gee, Madi Gingell, Kelvin Grifn, Colton Jones, Courtney Jones, Zack McFarland, Rainey Nobles, Malena Ramsey, Caroline Sapp, Rachel Sherman, Hannah Smith. Sixth grade all As: Hannah Anderson, Jarrett Browning, Caleb Butts, Josh Butts, Tyler Cornwell, Hannah Fulk, Chandler Godwin, Hannah Graziano, Cole Haddock, Delaney Ingalls, Jacob Kennedy, Ana Lacivita. Sixth grade As and Bs: Trey Bareld, Joel Bogaert, Christopher Bryan, Justin Butler, Devin Crews, Victoria Fountain, Jaden Grantland, Corban Grogan, Lexi Holland, Kharisma Langston, Kyndell Moore, Hannah Simpson, Haleigh Smith, Bryce Thomas, Lauren Tomlinson, Jonnolan Treglown, Morgan Vaughn. S pecial to T HE S T AR To be in the royal AR court students had to have above 100 AR points: Back row top ve: Princess Destiny Palmer, Queen Katie Shealy, King Briceson Davis, Prince Wesley Hunt and Prince Caden Wooten Front row Princesses: Jillian Driggers, Kaylee Easter and Bryanna Jones. Absent not pictured: Taylor Roberts S pecial to THE S T AR Mr. Harpers fourth-grade class used rhythm and rhyme during a two-week poetry unit. The students put their pens in motion using several different writing styles in the publishing and illustrating of their very own poetry books. There might be an Elizabeth Barrett Browning or a John Keats amidst the group. At the very least, the students have produced a book capturing their creativity. PORT ST. JOE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HONOR ROLL RAFFIELD GRADUATES FROM FSU WES 3RD-GRADE ROYAL AR COURT STUDYING POETRY AT WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY

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FAITH Thursday, June 13, 2013 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Special to The Star Practical ways to shed a bad habit or take a positive step in life will be explored at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, June 17. The program, titled How to Stop Doing What You Hate: Taming Your Mind, features an exclusive lmed interview with clinical hypnotherapist Deborah Lindemann. This is a helpful hour for anyone who struggles with an addiction, smoking, losing weight, or another challenge in life, Lifetree representative Craig Cable said. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. Power of subconscious explored at Lifetree Caf Faith BRIEFS From staff reports Youth Fun Day Youth Fun Day will take place at 3 p.m. ET on June 15 at the Washington Recreation Center at Peters Park. Enjoy a day of family, food and fun. The event is sponsored by Youth Life Empowerment Inc. The Washington Recreation Center is at 414 Kenny St. in Port St. Joe. For more information contact Chaka Thomas at 850-774-8407. Yard/Bake Sale at FUMC of Mexico Beach The First United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach, at 111 N. 22nd St., will be having a yard and bake sale (rain or shine) from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. CT on Saturday, June 15. Breakfast and lunch will be available. All proceeds will bene t the Churchs Building Fund. Anyone wishing to donate to this event may call 227-6831 or 648-4905. All donations will be greatly appreciated. VBS at FUMC of PSJ Join the fun at Backyard Bible Camp at First United Methodist Church. Bible Camp will last from Monday, June 17 until Friday, June 21. The excitement begins at 5:30 p.m. each day and the fun ends at 8 p.m. For more information call Bobbi Lassiter at the church office 227-1724. Beach Baptist Chapel VBS Come ride the Colossal Coaster and have no fear. Registration is from 6-7 p.m. ET on June 19. Vacation Bible School will be 6-8:30 p.m. ET June 24-28. For more information call Beach Baptist Chapel from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday at 647-3950. VBS at Oak Grove Church Oak Grove Church presents Duck Commanders Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. ET June 26-28. Thank you so much for all the cards, food, and visits during the loss of my dad, Buddy Rehberg. He was such a wonderful man and he will be truly missed by many. This community has blessed our family through this crisis and lifted us up during this time of sadness. Your kindness and love will never be forgotten. Webb, Jo, Laura-Leigh and Carley Clements Rehberg family Card of Thanks James Paul McCorvey, 48, of Wewahitchka passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013. He had been a resident of Wewahitchka for the past 33 years and was retired from the Department of Corrections. He is survived by his two children, James McCorvey and wife, Jennifer of Panama City, and their daughter Phoebe, and Beau McCorvey and girlfriend, Robyn Turner of Wewahitchka; three brothers, Mark, Danny, and Michael; and three sisters, Bonnie, Sheryl, and Christy. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. CT Friday, June 7, 2013 at Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka. All services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka Branch Chapel. OBITUARIES James Paul McCorvey See OBITUARIES B5 Steven Richard White, of Port St Joe, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, May 31, 2013, at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee. Steve was born in Hastings, Mich., on June 4, 1951. In 1956, he and his family moved to Apalachicola where he attended Chapman Schools, and he graduated from Chapman High School in 1970. After graduation Steve joined the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged on July 1, 1976. Steve worked at the St. Joe Paper Co. until it closed in 1998, and then for Century Boat Co. in Panama City, until it closed in 2007. Steves lifelong hobby was airplanes. He designed, built, and ew radio controlled airplanes. He was a member of the Five Points R/C Flyers in Port St. Joe. Steven was preceded in death by his father Richard N. White, in 1978. He is survived by his two sons. Michael White (Sherry), of Eastpoint, and Daniel White (Jeana), of St. George Island; his mother, Irene White, of Apalachicola; his sister Sandra Bradley (Wayne), of Chipley; grandsons, Cameron, Chandler, and Chance White, of Eastpoint; and his nephews, Nick Vathis Jr., of Panama City, and Richard Vathis, of Chipley. A memorial service will be on Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastpoint Church of God. Visitation will be from 6-6:30 p.m. Steven Richard White THE PORT ST. JOE STAR FIND US ON FACEBOOK

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GULF COUNTY CURRENTS Bet t er Busines s Bureau 52,0 00 PUB LI C N O TI CE A Pu b li c H e a rin g w i l l b e he l d a t the P l a nnin g a nd D e v e l o p me n t R e v i e w B o a r d (P D RB) me e t in g o n M o nd a y J une 17 2013 a t 8:45 a.m. ES T a nd a t the B o a r d o f C o un t y C o mmiss i o ne rs (B O C C) me e t in g o n T u es d a y J une 25, 2013 a t 9:00 a.m. ES T B o th p u b li c he a rin gs w i l l b e he l d in the B O C C M e e t in g R o o m a t the R o b e r t M. M o o r e A dminis t r a t i o n B ui l din g, 1000 C e ci l G. C os t in S r B lv d ., P o r t S t J o e F l o ri d a. e p u b li c he a rin gs w i l l b e t o dis c uss a nd ac t o n the f o l l o w in g: O RD IN AN CE N O 2013-03 AN O RD IN AN CE P ER THE REQ UIREMENT S O F FLO RID A S T A TUE 163.3201 T O AD O PT L AND D EVELO PMENT REGUL A TI O NS; AND THE REQ UIREMENT S O F FLO RID A S T A TUE 163.3202 FO R THE L AND D EVELO PMENT REGUL A TI O NS T O B E C O NS IS TENT WITH THE AD O PTED C O MP REHENS IVE P L AN; P R O VID IN G FO R REP EAL O F O RD IN AN CE IN C O NFLI CT THEREWITH, P R O VID IN G FO R S EVER AB LIT Y AND P R O VID IN G FO R AN EFFECTIVE D A TE. e p u b lic i s en co ura g e d t o a t t en d a n d b e h e a r d o n t h es e m a t t er s. I nf o r m a t io n p r io r t o t h e m e et in g c a n b e v ie w e d a t t h e P l a nnin g D ep a r t m en t a t 1000 C e ci l G. C os t in S r B l v d ., R o o m 311 2013.69 A P u b l i c H e a r i n g w i l l b e h e l d a t t h e P l a n n i n g a n d D e v e l o p m e n t R e v i e w B o a r d ( P D R B ) m e e t i n g o n M o n d a y J u n e 1 7 2 0 1 3 a t 8 : 4 5 a m E S T a n d a t t h e B o a r d o f Co u n t y Co m m i s s i o ne r s ( B O C C) m e e t i n g o n T u e s d a y J u n e 2 5 2 0 1 3 a t 9 : 0 0 a m E S T B o t h p u b l i c h e a r i n g s w i l l b e h e l d i n t h e B O C C M e e t i n g R o o m a t t h e R o b e r t M M o o r e A d m i n i s t r a t i o n B u i l d i n g 1 0 0 0 C e c i l G C o s t i n S r B l v d P o r t S t J o e F l o r i d a T h e p u b l i c h e a r i n g s w i l l b e t o d i s c u s s a n d a c t o n t h e f o l l o w i n g : 1 A pp ro v a l o f M i n u t es 2 P u b l i c H e a r i n g f o r t h e p r o p o s e d r e v i s i o n s t o t h e C o u n t y La n d D e v e l o p m e n t R e g u l a t i o n s a n d P o l i c i e s ( L D R ) s c h e d u l e d f o r a d o p t i o n a t t h e J u n e 2 5 2 0 1 3 B O C C m e e tin g 3 S t a f f P u b l i c a n d O p e n D i s c u s s i on. 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T he M agic of C ape S an Blas and the S urr ounding Ar ea B ooks a v ailable a t: N o Name B ookst or e B luew a t er O utriggers A r ea B ookst or es Maddo x H ouse **A v ailable O nline** w w w .marlene w omack.com Local The Star| B5 Thursday, June 13, 2013 Haywood Borders, 87, of Wewahitchka, Fla., went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2013. He was born June 13, 1925 to C. D. and Priscilla Borders at Early, Fla. There to welcome him was his father, C.D. Borders and mother Priscilla Daniels Borders; his brothers Boyd Borders and Bobby Lee Borders; and his sisters Hazel Warren, Nadine Robertson, Ophelia Ann Brooks and Etta Mae Borders. He was the business owner of Sportsmans Service Station for 39 years, and worked for Gulf County for 10 years before retiring. Haywood was a deacon at First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Ophelia Fortner Borders; son, Charles Borders and wife, Helen; daughter Lynda Shealy and husband, Gil; and Shirley Watts; grandsons Haywood Shealy and wife, Robin, and Woody Borders and wife, Tonia; granddaughters Lynn Ward and Ashley Watts; great-granddaughters Cassie Barnwell, Tabitha Ward, Chelsea Cook, Beca Shealy, Katie Shealy, and Isabella Shealy; one great-great grandson Iain Barnwell, and lots of nieces and nephews. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. C.D.T. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka, conducted by the Rev. Mike Stroud. Interment followed in the family plot in Pleasant Rest Cemetery, Overstreet,. The family received friends at the church for an hour before the service. Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka Branch Chapel OBITUARIES from page B4 Haywood Borders Randell E. McClain Randell E. Randy McClain, 77, of Port St. Joe, Fla., went home to be with Christ on June 10, 2013. He selessly fought cancer with dignity and strength for the past year before he passed away at Covenant Hospice in-patient care at Bay Medical Center. Randell was born in Cottondale, Fla., on Sept. 5, 1935. He is survived by his wife, Judy, whom he married on Aug. 6, 1960, sharing his life and love with her more than 50 years. Together they raised three daughters, Lori Cardoso, Traci Adkison and Randi McClain-Wolf, affectionately known and often introduced as No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3. He also was very proud of his son-in-laws, Jim Cardoso, Chris Adkison and Dale Wolf, as well as, six grandchildren, Allise, Mitchell, McClain, Tanner, Alexis and Dustin. He also is survived by his brother, Marvin McClain and brother-in-law, Gary Norton and family. Randell was preceded in death by his parents, sister, sister-in-law and brother-in-law. He served his country in the United States Air Force where he began learning a trade that led to a career he cherished for 52 years at the radar/microwave tracking site at Cape San Blas, along with co-workers he called friends and family. Randell was a long-standing member of the Long Avenue Baptist Church family where he served his Lord and Savior faithfully handling most any task from changing light bulbs in the sanctuary to teaching Gods word. He raised his family in a Christian home. He was undoubtedly a loving and caring husband and father, a true friend, a helpful neighbor, a stand-in dad, a shop and auto body teacher, a reloading specialist, a history buff, a x-it guy and most of all a man of character. Most people knew him by his hardy handshake and his howdy partner or nickname greetings. He loved holidays at the local beaches, shing, and NASCAR races, with family and friends. He enjoyed reading. He loved guns and time spent at the rie range shooting trap and shooting the bull with fellow enthusiasts. The family would like to invite friends to a casual celebration of Randells life on Sunday, June 16, 2013, visiting between 4-6 p.m. at their home in Port St. Joe for fellowship and memory sharing. A prayer time will be at 5 p.m. Donations in Randells memory can be made to the Autism Speaks Organization at http://events. autismspeaks.org/tributes/ Eva Delores Sewell Weston, 85, of White City, Fla., was called Home by her Heavenly Father on Friday, May 31, 2013. Eva was born on June 15, 1927 in Altha, Fla. to John Henry and Mary Baggett Sewell. She was a long-time and faithful member of the First Baptist Church of White City. Eva was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and a pillar of strength in her church and the White City community. First and foremost, a wife, mother and homemaker, she was also a retired Gulf County school bus driver. Eva was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Randy Weston; and siblings, Blondell, Paul, J.C., Green, Harmon, Jewell, Mizie, Euni, Gracie, Ruby and Clevie. Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Claude R. Gundy Weston; three sons, Mike Weston and Cynthia Ellen of Panama City, Greg Weston and Becky of Wewahitchka, Kenny Weston and Barbara of Bristol; a daughter-in-law, Karla Weston of Port St. Joe; two brothers, William Earl Buddy Sewell and Angie of Blountstown, Fate Sewell and Alice of Altha; a sister, Johnnie Maddox of Altha; three sistersin-law, Marlene Sewell of White City, Robbi Sewell of Greensboro, Barbara Tyre of Altha; and one brother-inlaw, Gene Ryals of Altha. She leaves behind nine beloved grandchildren, Randall, Robert, Mark, Ryan, Alicia, Wendy, Shelly, K.W., and Nicole. Eva was blessed with 17 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, as well as many wonderful life-long friends. Visitation was held on Sunday, June 2, from 57 p.m. EDT at the First Baptist Church of White City. Funeral services were on Monday, June 3, at 11 a.m. EDT also in the First Baptist Church of White City and were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Nick Davis. Interment followed at the Holly Hill Cemetery, Port St Joe, Fla. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of White City or to a charity of your choice. Southerland Family Funeral Homes info 100 E 19th Street Panama City, Fl. 32405 (850) 785-8532 Eva Delores Sewell Weston

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St ar ting J une 3r d of f ice hour s will be changing f or both W eems Medical C ent er East Clinic and W eems Medical C ent er W est Clinic W eems Medical Cent er East Monda y (e xt ended hour s) 8:00am-6:00pm T uesda y 8:00-4:30pm W ednesda y 8:00-4:30pm Thur sda y 8:00-4:30pm F r ida y (e xt ended hour s) 8:00-6:00pm S atur da y 8:00-4:00pm Not e: appointments will be scheduled up t o 30min. pr ior t o close (w alk-ins still w elcome up until close) W eems Medical Cent er W est Monda y 8:00-6:00pm T uesda y 8:00-6:00pm W ednesda y 8:00-6:00pm Thur sda y 8:00-6:00pm F AMIL Y AND SPECIAL TY CARE 850-653-8853, e xt. 1 1 8 Apalac hicola 850-697 -2345 Car r abelle Local B6 | The Star Thursday, June 13, 2013 A: The stockholders were anticipating the opening of the Panama Canal. In this circa 1912 photograph the merchant ships August Belmont and Mountelds are loading lumber at the Apalachicola Northern Railroad docks, Port St. Joe. Trivia ANSWER or got No. 1, Alymer said. The second they said Port everything went in slow mo tion. It was really a good feeling. The Paratransit Roadeos are competitions for organi zations that provide public transportation to the dis abled, seniors and needy. The national Roadeo, Ay lmer said, is where the com petition truly ratchets up. The level of competi tion is a lot different than at state, Aylmer said. The competitors there you are competing against are all winners. Driving and winning in various weather and road conditions, from the snow and ice in New Jersey to the heat of California or the scorching temperatures at the University of New Mex ico, where the competition was held adjacent to The Pit, the University of New Mexicos fabled basketball arena. It is a good learning experience, Aylmer said. You learn how different op erations operate different vehicles. You watch other competitors, see how they do things. You can learn some things you can bring back home. The competition is in three phases. The rst, a written test, was taken on the Saturday night before Sundays driv ing competition. The second component is driving a course, laid out with cones of varying sizes (and point totals) and a se ries of turns and reverses (also earning a specic number of points), a stan dard layout Alymer said in which drivers encounter various scenarios. They must complete the driving course in seven minutes, each nicked cone, wide turn or scenario per formed erroneously bring ing point deductions. Aylmer drew the rst spot among the drivers in this component, not the ide al position. It does impact you be cause you only have one chance to know how the course is laid out and how you have to drive it, Aylmer said. Also part of the driving component is securement of a wheelchair to the vehicle. For Aylmer this proved an advantage compared to the eld the equipment used was equipment Gulf Public Transportation long ago invested in. The equipment was the same as what we use, Aylmer said. We went to top-of-the-line wheelchair securement equipment years ago. It is the best. The nal component was the vehicle inspection during which drivers must identify four defects on the vehicle in seven min utes, each driver inspecting while the rest of the eld was facing a wall inside a building adjacent to the course. It was like we were be ing punished, Aylmer said. We literally had our faces toward a concrete wall. The defects in this competition they are the same for every competitor were a missing power steering uid cap, a right rear taillight not function ing, an interior dome light out and the absence of a rst aid kit. You have to do that in spection and nd where they have sabotaged the ve hicle in a systematic way to be properly scored, Aylmer said. And, in the end, Aylmer had his rst national title and a check for $750 to go along with the $300 won at state. I didnt have a bad month, Aylmer said with a chuckle. AYLMER from Page B1 Not forgetting the adults, Wentzell will host one to two classes a month focused on clay, pottery or painting. On June 20 The Artery will host a try it class for clay to expose attendees to Wentzells favorite me dium and let the curious see what its all about. The completed pieces will be red in the on-site kiln and Wentzell is able to ship completed clay works to any out-of-towners who may drop by. The same day, a paint your own platter class will allow budding artists to decorate an existing serving tray that will add a dash of personality and color to their next dinner party. I want to make the trip memorable and fun for visitors, Wentzell said. These classes are designed for people who want to have fun and try something new. The Artery is at 214 Williams Ave. For more information on summer classes, or to register a child, call 850-227-5741. ART from Page B1 W ES LOCH ER | The Star The Artery will host numerous creative activities over the next six weeks.

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CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, June 13, 2013 The Star | B7 91284S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011 CA 000238 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-7 Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH TROSCLAIR DEBORA TROSCLAIR; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2011 CA 000238, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-7 is Plaintiff and KENNETH TROSCLAIR DEBORA TROSCLAIR are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 1000 CECIL COSTIN BOULEVARD, PORT ST. JOE IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 32456, at 11:00 A.M., ET on the 27th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, OAK GARDENS II SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 20, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A 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 23rd day of May, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk This Notice is Provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the 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, Florida 32402 or by phone at (850)7475338 at least (7) seven 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. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: (954)382-3486 Fax: (954)382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahane andassociates.com File No. 11-02522 BOA June 6, 13, 2013 91348S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-12-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DIANE G. SOREY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage dated May 29, 2013 in Case No. 13-12-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and DIANE G. SOREY is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on July 11th, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage and more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence North 89 degrees 24 minutes 40 seconds East 1726.20 feet; thence North 01 degrees 31 minutes 37 seconds East 2254.53 feet; thence North 89 degrees 24 minutes 40 seconds East 730.00 feet to a rod and cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 89 degrees 24 minutes 40 seconds East 170.00 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 03 degrees 17 minutes 42 seconds East 227.36 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 01 degrees 56 minutes 15 seconds West 228.82 feet to a point lying on the centerline of a 60 foot wide roadway easement (Harley Davidson Road); thence run along said centerline South 89 degrees 24 minutes 40 seconds West 162.89 feet; thence leaving said centerline run North 01 degrees 31 minutes 37 seconds West 455.76 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 1.80 acres more or less. Subject to a 60 foot wide roadway easement lying over and across the Southerly 30 feet described thereof. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: June 4, 2013 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Garvin B Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 June 13, 20, 2013 91344S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2011-392-CA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CADENCE BANK, N.A., as successor in interest to SUPERIOR BANK, f/k/a THE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID ANDERSON SMITH a/k/a DAVID A. SMITH; MICHAEL HAMMOND a/k/a MICHAEL L. HAMMOND a/k/a MICHAEL LEE HAMMOND; and CAPITAL CITY BANK, Florida banking corporation, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that in accordance with the Plaintiff’s Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on May 21st, 2013 in above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on June 27th, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.(EST), at the Gulf County Courthouse, located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, the following described property: Lot 15, Block 4, Ward Ridge Subdivision Unit Two, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page(s) 4, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Property Address: Lot 15, Betty Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: June 3rd, 32013 REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK GULF COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk June 13, 20, 2013 91350S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO:09000627CA AMTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LUKE N TRAWICK; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR PROSPERITY BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th day of May, 2013, and entered in Case No. 09000627CA, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein AMTRUST REO I LLC is the Plaintiff and LUKE N TRAWICK, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR PROSPERITY BANK and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 11th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 22 OF BRIDGEPORT WOODMERE PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)7475338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 3rd day of June, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 File No. 09-68331 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m June 13, 20, 2013 91362S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2010CA-000099 WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL OR BANKING CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR SRMOF 112011 -1 TRUST, Plaintiff, V. BONNIE J. PETERSON; ET AL., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE I HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 28, 2013, and entered in the above-styled cause now pending in said court, that I will; sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the sale shall be held at the Gulf County Courthouse beginning at 11 A.M. ET on July 11, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT A 6” SQUARE ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NE CORNER OF THE NW QUARTER OF THE NW QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE GO NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NW QUARTER OF THE NW QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 36 (AS MONUMENTED) FOR A DISTANCE OF 120.21 FEET TO A FOUND” DIAMETER IRON ROD AND CAP, MARKED L.B. NO. 4889; THENCE DEPARTING THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NW OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER, GO SOUTH 01 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE 683.88 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING GO SOUTH 88 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET THENCE GO SOUTH 01 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 418.70 FEET TO THE NOTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF “OUR TOWN ROAD” (HAVING A 60 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY AS PRESENTLY MONUMENTED); THENCE GO SOUTH 81 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 101.42 FEET TO A FOUND ” DIAMETER IRON ROAD AND CAP, MARKED L.B. NO. 4889; THENCE DEPARTING THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF “OUR TOWN ROAD” GO NORTH 01 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 435.60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.SAID PARCEL OF LAND HAVING AN AREA OF 1.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. Property address: 279 Our Town Road, Wewahitchka, FL 32465 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHE THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLA WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on June 4th, 2013. By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Ansana D. Singh, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff 6705 Red Rd, Suite 310 Coral Gables, FL 33143 reception@airanpace.com June 13, 20, 2013 91364S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO: 23-2010-CA -000091 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ALYSSA MORRIS; STAN R. MORRIS A/K/A STANLEY R. MORRIS; PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIAITON INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th day of May, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA-000091, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein ALYSSA MORRIS; STAN R. MORRIS A/K/A STANLEY R. MORRIS; PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIAITON INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 11th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK A OF PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)7475338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 4th day of June, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 File No. 10-08616 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.co m June 13, 20, 2013 91372S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2013-CA -000014 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. BRANDY MARTIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRANDY MARTIN; MICHAEL MARTIN; 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; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): MICHAEL MARTIN Last Known Address 39 PLUMMER STREET MANCHESTER, NH 03103 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: COMMENCE AT A SIX INCH BY SIX INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT (A ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY “SJPC” BOUNDARY MONUMENT) MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHEAST 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 29’ 37” WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTHWEST A DISTANCE OF 1149.76 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF DIANA STREET (60’ RIGHTOF-WAY); THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 03 DEGREES 11’ 00” WEST ALONG WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY, A DISTANCE OF 204.50 FEET TO A SET ONE-HALF INCH DIAMETER IRON ROD AND CAP LB#0732, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 48’ 55” WEST 300.00 FEET TO A SET ONE-HALF INCH DIAMETER IRON ROD CAP LB#0732; THENCE NORTH 04 DEGREES 12’ 12” EAST, 169.59 FEET TO A SET ONE-HALF INCH DIAMETER IRON ROD AND CAP LB#0732; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 29’ 23” EAST 296.65 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a 355 N DIANNA ST, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32456 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the THE STAR, file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-9558771; Email: ADARequest@jud14.flcour ts.org WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 29th day of May, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk of the Court By BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 644-8704 Fax: (954) 772-9601 File No. 12-13545 June 16, 20, 2013 91382S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-CA000272 FLAGSTAR BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. BRIAN ROBINSON A/K/A BRIAN J. ROBINSON, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 15, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA000272, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC (hereafter “Plaintifr’), is Plaintiff and BRIAN ROBINSON A/K/A BRIAN J. ROBINSON; SUSAN ROBINSON; GULF AIRE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1 N/K/A HENRY R. HORST, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the FRONT LOBBY of the Courthouse; 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, at 11:00 a.m. ET on the 11th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 9, BLOCK C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF GULF AIRE, AS SHOWN RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 13, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN Creamer’s Tree Service Licensed & Insured. Free estimates. (850) 832-9343 Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020

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E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322Contact Randi Dempsey (850) 697-5300 www.seacrestre.com www. rst tness.com/carrabelle PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS SEACREST REAL ESTATE, INC. IS NOW 2 BR / 1 BA UNFURNISHED APARTMENT/LANARK ...................................... $400 2BR / 1BA FURNISHED APARTMENT/LANARK ...................................... $550 3BR / 2BA UNFURNISHED HOME ON THE BAY W/ DOCK ................... ............... ..................... $1000 3BR / 11/2 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE, FENCED YARD ................... ............... ................ $600 1BR / 2BA FURNISHED CONDO W/ POOL ON TIMBER ISLAND .............. ..... ............................ $750 1BR / 1BA FURNISHED APT/LANARK .............................. $500 OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT 1500 SQ. FT/ 2 LOTS, HIGHWAY 98 FRONTAGE ...........................................$650 4514897 BUILDING FOR LEASE 234 Reid Ave Port St. Joe, FL3,600 S.F. First Floor 1,800 S.F. Second Floor Potential for 1,800 S.F. Outside Deck on 2 nd Floor GREAT RESTAURANT LOCATION and other retail stores.Rent determined by build out request.850-229-6031 JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following positions:Utility Service Worker … Public Works DepartmentPlease submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The position will close on June 28, 2013. The entry level salary for a Utility Service Worker will be $12.08 per hr. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. JOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following position: OPERATOR TRAINEE, SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANTPlease submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The Position will close on June 21, 2013. The Salary will be $12.08 per hour. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.4514883 S4016’19”E ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT 9 FOR 100.00 FEET; THENCE S4907’27.5”W ALONG THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF GULF AIRE DRIVE FOR 40.10 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THIS POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE S4907’ 27.5”W ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 39.90 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 9; THENCE N4016’ 19”W FOR 100.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 9; THENCE N4907’ 27.5”E ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT 9 FOR 39.90 FEET; THENCE S40 16’19”E FOR 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 3rd day of June, 2013. REBECCA C. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive, Suite # 110 Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954)571-2031 Fax (954)571-2033 Pleadings@vanlawfl.com FN 12779-11NS/ns 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. June 13, 20, 2013 93847S IN THE COUNTY COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-116-CC SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY P. CROFT AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY MAE HILTON, AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF PATRICIA LUANN REDD, GLORIA WOOD, AS GUARDIAN OF HARLEY REDD, UNKNOWN HEIRS OF BETTY MAE HILTON or any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of BETTY MAE HILTON, AND UNKNOWN HEIRS OF PATRICIA LUANN REDD or any other parties claiming an interest in the estate of PATRICIA LUANN REDD, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, pursuant to a Final Judgment entered in this cause, will on the 11th day of July, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock A.M., E.T. at the north door of the Gulf County Courthouse, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property located in Gulf County, Florida: Commence at the SE Corner of Lot 8 in Block 2 of Britt’s Subdivision, Unit No. 1 to the City of Wewahitchka, and run East 208.75 ft., more or less, to the West R/W line of SR No. 71; thence run South along the West side of said SR 71 for 50 ft.; thence run West 208.75 ft.; thence run North 51.99 ft. to the POB. Said land lying and being in Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. ALSO: Lots 1, 2, and 3, of Unit 1 of Britt’s Subdivision to the City of Wewahitchka, according to the official map or plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Parcel ID#01942-000R Together with all the appurtenances thereto belonging and appertaining. 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 31st day of May, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Court By: Wyvonne Pickett As Deputy Clerk June 6, 13, 2013 93783S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 10U LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 554 Application No. 2013-24 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 02391-005R Description of Property: Lot 14, Block 2, Map 94A, Harden’s Addition to the City of Wewahitchka, Unit 1, as per per Map or plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 2, Page 22. Name in which assessed: Gregory Dykes All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 3rd day of July, 2013. Dated this 28th day of May, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2013 93873S In the Circuit Court Of The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit In And For Gulf County, Florida Case No.: 12-149CA Prosperity Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Clarence S. Sexton, Sr., Gary C. Little, any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named defendants, and Jubilation Home Owners Association, Inc. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned case, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lot 30, Jubilation Phase II, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 12, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, in Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. ET on July 11, 2013. Any person other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens claiming an interest in any surplus funds from the sale, must file a claim for said funds with the clerk of court within 60 days from the date of the sale. DATED this 3rd day of June, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk June 13, 20, 2013 93875S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA000066 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF DAVID B. LANGSTON, DECEASED; ERIC D. LANGSTON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF DAVID B. LANGSTON, DECEASED; ANDRE LAMAR BROWN; ERICKA PATRICE DONALDSON; TWANA LANICE THOMAS; COLE LANGSTON, A MINOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANDRE LAMAR BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TWANA LANICE THOMAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERIC D. LANGSTON; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CAPITAL CITY BANK Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 15, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated at GULF County, Florida, described as: LOT 15 AND 17, BLOCK 1024, UNIT THREE, MILLVIEW ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THERE OF. RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 53, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 107 LIBERTY STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 at public sale on July 11, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock a.m. ET, in front lobby of the Gulf County Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 3rd day of June, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850) 229-6113. June 13, 20, 2013 93889S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000128 DIVISION GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ELIPHETE YACINTHE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 23rd, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000128 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which GMAC Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Eliphete Yacinthe, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 11th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: UNIT 9, EAGLE LANDING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 51 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 477 PONDEROSA PINES DR. PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456-7367 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 in Gulf County, Florida this 4th day of June, 2013. Bill Kinsaul Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County, FL By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 10-61412 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. June 13, 20, 2013 93899S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank c/o Bridge Tax LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 686 Application No. 2013-26 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03057-003R Description of Property: Lot 2, Block 3, Ward Ridge, Unit One, as found recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Katherine Ford All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 17th day of July, 2013. Dated this 11th day of June, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2013 93923S PUBLIC NOTICE POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTER’S NOTICE The Gulf County Supervisor of Elections has received information the person listed below is potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to contact this office within 30 days after this notice is published may result in a determination of ineligibility by the supervisor of elections and removal of the registered voters’ name from the statewide voter registration system. You should contact this office by calling 850229-6117 to receive information regarding the basis for the potential ineligibility and instructions on how to resolve the matter, or request additional assistance if needed. An administrative hearing will be held regarding the potential ineligibility of these persons on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM EST in the Supervisor of Elections Office -401 Long Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The Supervisor of Elections will make a determination no less than 30 days after this published notice and will notify the voter of the determination and action taken. POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTERS: Justin B. Brown 785 Bryant Landing Rd Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Charles E. Kinney 162 Sierra Drive Wewahitcka, FL 32465 Jeffrey W. Rakestraw 9923 CR 30-A Port St Joe, FL 32456 This notice published June 13, 2013. John M. Hanlon, Gulf County Supervisor of Elections June 13, 2013 j j ADOPT j j : At-Home-Mom & Prof Dad yearn to share everything with baby. Expenses Paid. 800-552-0045. j Chris & Carolyn j jj FLBar42311 jj Port St. Joe: 121 Hunter Circle, Friday 5pm -8pm Saturday 8am -11amYard SaleSpear gun, fishing equipment, lots of girl clothes, household stuff and many extras. Text FL55226 to 56654 GUN SHOW Santa Rosa County Auditorium: Milton Fl June 15th & 16th 8:00 am -5:00 pm. (Concealed Weapons ClassesCall: 850-572-6611) General Admission: $6 (850) 957-4952 or (850) 261-8407 Text FL53032 to 56654 Bldg Const/Skill TradesLaborer Help WantedMust be able to pass drug test and have own transportation. Call 850-340-0472 Web ID: 34254561 Text FL54561 to 56654 HospitalityHousekeeping Part Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Quality Assurance Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc St George Island Full and Part Time PositionsCollins Vacation Rentals, Inc is now interviewing for Full and Part Time positions in Administration, Front Desk, Reservations, Housekeeping and Maintenance departments. Applicants must have excellent communication and computer skills. Prior experience in Customer Service and Vacation Rentals helpful. If you enjoy greeting and assisting visitors on St. George Island, we want to talk to you! Applications available at our main office at 60 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island. For Rent Duplex 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Large Kitchen & Family Room, Elevator, Swimming Pool, Game Room, T.V., Laundry Room. Fully Furnished, includes Elec Power & Water, garbage pickup. $1,100 month. + $300 dep. Location: C30 2 mi East pass Raw Bar on left. 770-639-6203 or 850-227-3361. Mexico Bch: 2BD & 2.5BA, furn townhome, beachside, CH&A, DW, W/D, fans throughout, reserved parking. $1000/mo + first/last. Call Brenda 850-227-5380 or Gil 201-895-4255 Text FL53889 to 56654 PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, all brick 404 Battles Street, corner lot -LG yard. W/D incl $550/mo + dep. 301-265-5368 or 301-437-7904 WEWA Efficiency $390/mo plus $390 security deposit. Also have RV’s for rent by the week. Call (850) 639-5721 Wewa Area3 br, 2 ba, lrg Doublewide. CH&A, Tile, all appls, new heat pump, water system & w/d. View of river, 1 blck to public boat ramp and park, No pets, Refs req’d, 1st & security, $650/mo. Avail July 1st. Call 352-232-5752 20ft Pontoon with 40hp Honda 4 stroke, Call 769-926-0048 Southern Cross-28Ft, Good condition, Dsl Eng, 2-Spd Winchs, New stainless rig, Awlgrip Hull, West Bottom. Health, $7,500 OBO. Call 850 866-6989. Text FL55153 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 Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020 1109848EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB… A FUTURE! an aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen: ShipfitterS € pipefitterS €pipe WelderS X-ray WelderS € Qa inSpectorS outSide MachiniStS € painterS/SandblaSterS induStrial Marine electricianS cherry picker operatorWe offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benets package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Qualied applicants can apply in person at the: chaMber of coMMerce on tueSdayS or at either of our Panama City Locations: 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 or 134 S. 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