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YEAR 75, NUMBER 37 Thursday, JUNE 27, 2013Forward momentum continues for portBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com The St. Joe Company last week announced another agreement that offers opportunities for growth at the Port of Port St. Joe, provided maintenance dredging of the shipping channel can be accomplished. St. Joe announced it had signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Enova Energy Group that could lead to the shipping of a minimum of 1 million metric tons per year of wood pellets through the Port of Port St. Joe by way of the AN Railway. The wood pellets would be shipped to overseas markets. Enova also has interest in using or developing facilities provided the Port of Port St. Joe can accommodate the vessels need for the shipment of commercial wood pellets. Enova is a full service, clean energy development company specializing in development and operations of contracted renewable based assets. The LOI with St. Joe contemplates economic development opportunities for Northwest Florida, including the potential to bolster usage of the AN Railway and make the Port of Port St. Joe operational. This is the second LOI signed by St. Joe with an energy company in the past two months. The agreement with Enova is similar to an LOI signed with Green Circle Bio Energy, Inc. last month. That LOI anticipated Green Circle would establish a wood pellet site along the AN Railway and ship up to 150,000 metric tons of pellets through the Port of Port St. Joe, contingent on the completion of maintenance dredging. We welcome Enova to the Port of Port St. Joe and are exBOCC nixes agenda changesBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com County Commissioner Joanna Bryan has pushed for two months to bring transparency and consistency to the Board of County Commissioners meeting agendas she believes is needed. During Mondays regular meeting rescheduled from Tuesday due to a Florida Association of Counties conference Bryans fellow commissioners pushed back. Bryans motion to implement a new agenda process as a pilot program and soft rollout for the next two meeting cycles died for a lack of a second after Commissioner Carmen McLemore said he wanted to put the issue to rest. Bryan supported a procedure drafted by county attorney Jeremy Novak. In short strokes, the process would require that any request to be included on the agenda that came after the current deadline for inclusion, whether from a commissioner, staff or the public, come with justi cation for inclusion in an amended agenda. The justi cation would include the reason for any urgency, budget impact and other factors for commissioners to consider at the beginning of each meeting to amend the agenda or not. That is a similar process to that used by the Gulf County School Board, which votes at the beginning of every meeting, to accept any amendments. Bryan said the city of Port St. Joe does not even vote on any item not on the agenda. She said her research around the state showed that most counties provide more detail on an agenda as to what will be considered at a given meeting. Novak noted that the proposed policy includes much of what the BOCC already does in crafting an agenda, but adds that issues proposed after the deadline the Wednesday prior to the Tuesday meeting would require written justi cation for inclusion.Lister gives back with book-signing, River Day CelebrationBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Startcroft@starfl.comWewahitchka author Michael Lister is celebrating an award by giving back to the area that informs so much of his writing. In addition to a book signing Friday at the No Name Caf in Port St. Joe, Lister will be part of a River Day Celebration on Saturday at Gaskin Park, at the end of Lake Grove Road in Wewahitchka. He will also donate a portion of book pro ts from his awardwinning novel to an organization advocating for the health of the Apalachicola River and Bay. Lister recently won his second Florida Book Award, a Silver Medal in Popular Fiction, for the fth volume in his John Jordan mystery series, Blood Sacri ce. Lister won a Bronze Medal in General Fiction for Double Exposure in 2009. The Silver Medal was of particular import because the John Jordan series is the springboard for everything Lister has written in the past 15 years. It was really a surprise, Lister said. It meant so much to me. That was so special. I didnt see it coming. I was just thrilled. To date, Lister has had 11 novels, three short-story collections, and three nonction books published. I have written a lot of other books, but I always return to John Jordan, Lister said. There is a soft spot in my heart for that series. My rst published novel was a John Jordan mystery and now 15 years later for the fth book in the series to be honored in this way means so much to me. Lister serves on the board of the Apalachicola Riverkeeper, a non-pro t organization advocating for the health of the Apalachicola River, its tributaries and watersheds as well as Apalachicola Bay. And as Double Exposure and By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com The Daraja Childrens Choir of Africa performed at the Oak Grove Church in Port St. Joe last week, and shared their brand of worship with the congregation through song and dance. The group is made up of 12 girls and 12 boys ages 1013 from Kaihura, Uganda. Their show is a 60-minute spectacle of Ugandan and traditional English songs and videos of their lives in Africa. The Daraja choir is sponsored by The 410 Bridge mission group, which provides community-initiated development in Kenya, Uganda and Haiti. It serves in 26 communities and impacts over 300,000 people with clean water, education and economic development. The groups three-month southeastern tour is being led by 410 members Rob and Elisa Allred of Atlanta. The couple was on tour with another childrens choir when they experienced another group of Daraja students performing at a church in 2011 and knew they wanted to be a part of it. We loved 410s model and the way that they invest in communities, said Elisa. They work alongside the community instead of doing it for them. In each town they visit, the Allreds nd host families for the 24 children and 14 adults that make up the tour group. (See Letter to the Editor Page A5) The Ugandan children spend time with their host families doing activities, eating and immersing each other in their foreign cultures. Its an incredible culture exchange on both sides, said Rob. Some of the kids who were quiet at the start are now the most outgoing. Its exciting and encouraging seeing how theyve blossomed, added Elisa. Part of 410s mission is to have the children return to Uganda disciplined, developed and educated. Three teachers from Africa accompany the group hosting school lessons during the day.Bridge between countriesSee PORT A2 IF YOU GO...Michael Lister will be signing his award-winning book and other titles at the No Name Cafe in Port St. Joe from 4-7 p.m. ET on Friday, June 28. A special River Day Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT on Saturday, June 29 at Gaskin Park in Wewahitchkaan event that will feature free boat rides, live music, food, games, river portraits, a boat poker run on the river, a Rally for the River fun run, and much, much more.See LISTER A3SPECIAL TO THE STARBlood Sacri ce recently earned Wewahitchka author his second Florida Book Award. See BOCC A3SPECIAL TO THE STARThe Daraja Childrens Choir of Africa spreads worship through song and dance. African childrens choir worships in Port St. JoeSee BRIDGE A2Scallop season opens Monday, A6 Opinion . . . . . A4-A5Letters to the Editor . . . .A5Outdoors . . . . . .A6 Sports . . . . . . .A7Society . . . . . . B2Faith . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . B4Classi eds . . . . .B7-B8 50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.comSubscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! 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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, June 27, 2013 Daraja means bridge in Scandinavian and the mission group sees the choir as a way of building a connection between two very different countries. Its an opportunity to have their hearts opened up to life outside of their own culture, said Elisa. Were all stuck in our own small worlds. The goal of the choir is to show others children who are completely happy and free despite the situations and conditions found within their country. Rob said, So often we have an idea that you need so much to be happy. These kids are proof you dont need a at screen TV and an Escalade. The choir is made up of children from the communities that the 410 Bridge sponsors throughout Uganda. The choir director, Abu, has been a part of the program since it began in 2006. He also becomes a father gure to the children, helping to develop and mentor in order to turn them into leaders so theyll prosper when they return home. Abu holds auditions within the communities and nds the kids who will make the best additions to the choir or who will grow from the experience. Rob said, Abu has such a gift for nding kids with the spark. Daraja had performed the week prior at First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe. Word quickly got back to Oak Grove Pastor James Wiley. Having spent time in Uganda with his children, who are missionaries, he built a strong connection with the country and was happy to host the group at the church. It also helped the Allreds ll an empty date in their schedule. I have experienced the pure passion and joy in Uganda and worship is universal, Wiley said. The 24 choir members arrived in the U.S. May 12 and started their tour in Atlanta. Prior to hitting the road the children spent six weeks getting a crash course on life in the United States which was turned into a fun learning experience. Because it was their rst visit to North America, a highlight for Rob and Elisa was watching the kids experience various rsts. They saw elevators for the rst time and were amazed by a room that moved. These are things that we dont even think about, said Elisa. One child was enthralled by the highway system. He talked about how he could bring that back to Uganda, said Rob. He was amazed by the organization of it and now he wants to be an engineer. On July 31 the group will return to Uganda for two months before returning to the U.S. in September for a tour that will cover the east coast and Texas. Its a life-changing experience, said Elisa. Each day offers something new and I feel like I have the best job in the world. The kids leave such an impact and were blessed to be part of it, said Rob. 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SmartLensesSMCanproduceclearvisionwithoutglasses, atalldistances BoardCertified andCataractSurgeonBoardCertified andCataractSurgeon 1109456 CouponExpires:7-15-13CODE:SJ00 cited about the opportunities they will bring to the Port, said Leonard Costin, chairman of the Port St. Joe Port Authority. The Port Authoritys number one priority is to create jobs for the region. This letter of intent with Enova is key to helping us reach this goal. Maintenance dredging is critical to the LOIs with Enova and Green Circle. Port director Tommy Pitts said the port is moving along parallel paths to secure maintenance dredging, permitting and funding, with the goal of accomplishing the task within the next two years. As noted by the Florida Ports Council in its annual report, the Port of Port St. Joe is well-positioned for bulk cargo shipments given the access to rail, the Intracoastal Waterway and state and federal highways. The port has a navigational channel that is federally authorized to a maximum of 37 feet. Pitts said during a recent Port Authority meeting that the goal would be to initially dredge to a minimum of 33 feet with the ultimate goal the authorized depth. Dredging the channel to the authorized depth will open many new opportunities for the port, Pitts said. The LOI between The St. Joe Company and Enova Energy Group, as with Green Circle, is contingent upon the Port of Port St. Joe receiving funding to complete maintenance dredging of the shipping channel. Adequate infrastructure is paramount to bringing new business and jobs to Northwest Florida, said Park Brady, CEO for The St. Joe Company. The prospective rail improvements to the AN Railway are critical to open doors for economic development for the Port of Port St. Joe and surrounding areas. The last major hurdle to an operational port and new jobs is the necessary dredging improvement to the shipping channel. Those rail improvements would be funded by a $5 million grant from the Florida Department of Transportation. That grant was secured, but is currently on hold pending further state review. The FDOT has made available to the Port of Port St. Joe a $750,000 grant for the engineering and permitting of dredging of the ship channel. That grant comes with a $250,000 local match and the Port Authority and St. Joe Company are working on the details of that local match. In addition, some $400,000 in federal funds is available for the engineering and permitting work. We will continue to push for funding to complete the dredging of the channel so that this opportunity and other future growth can come to fruition and create good jobs for the area, said state Rep. Halsey Beshears, who represents Gulf County. The LOI between Enova and St. Joe, as with Green Circle, anticipates new business development opportunities to create jobs in the region provided the pieces fall together as contemplated in the LOI. With signicant experience in related industries, Enova Energy Group is interested in developing, constructing, owning and operating wood pellet facilities throughout the southeastern U.S. The company is currently developing three wood pellet production facilities in the Southeast and expects to make its rst shipment of pellets in the fourth quarter of 2014. Enova also expects that its biomass to electricity plant in Plaineld, Conn., will start operations in the fourth quarter of 2013. Port St. Joe and the surrounding areas offer some excellent opportunities for the expansion of our wood pellet export business, said Ben Easterlin, Senior Vice President of Development for Enova. We look forward to a good relationship with The St. Joe Company and the State of Florida. The news of the latest agreement reached by the St. Joe Company, which entered into a collaborative agreement last year with the Port Authority to develop the Port of Port St. Joe, was applauded by local, state and federal ofcials. We are excited and encouraged by the news of the relationship between Enova and The St. Joe Company, said Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson, Jr. The city and the Port of Port St. Joe could see a tremendous increase in economic activity due to this venture. The potential for further port improvements and job creation bodes well for the City of Port St. Joe, Gulf County and the entire region. County Commissioner Warren Yeager said the county was excited about the ongoing progress with the Port of Port St. Joe and said as past chairman of the Port Authority he understood the difculties of securing new port business. The St. Joe Company needs to be commended on its efforts and Gulf County is pleased for this announcement, Yeager said. These are exciting times, not only for Port St. Joe and Gulf County, but the entire region. Economic development has taken a huge step forward for all of us. Congressman Steve Southerland echoed those comments. This agreement is an important step forward for Port St. Joe and the surrounding area, Southerland said. This is a great example of two partners of industry and innovation coming together to seek to create jobs and expand economic development, and I couldnt be happier about the opportunities it will bring to Northwest Florida. PORT from page A1WES LOCHER | The StarMembers of The 410 Bridge and tour coordinators Elisa and Rob Allred were invited to perform at Oak Grove Church by Pastor James Wiley. BRIDGE from page A1

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AweeklongcelebrationJune28July5 Forcurrentscheduleofeventsseewww.PSJcentennialCelebration.com Blood Sacrice touched on issues surrounding the river and swamps that surround it, Lister saw a great opportunity to do something. That something is two days of celebration of his writings and the river, with a portion of proceeds going to the Riverkeeper organization. Lister will donate half of all prots from every copy of Blood Sacrice sold this summer to the organization. Winning a Florida Book Award really helps boost the prole of the book and the series and the other things you have written, Lister said. There is no question you get a bump from that for everything you write. Part of the mystery/ thriller plot of Blood Sacrice involves key environmental issues facing Florida so its a natural t to use sales of the book for this cause. Serving on the Riverkeeper board he understands the dire need for and the importance of the organization. With all the water wars and issues we are facing, the collapse of the bay especially, there is a real challenge here, Lister said. It seems like there is no reasonableness, nothing makes sense. And there are solutions. We can do so much more with less water. There is a great deal of concern among Riverkeeper for the bay and I am equally concerned about the rivers and the swamps. I just love this area so much and I am mindful of the issues we are facing. If we just rely on our elected ofcials, we are screwed. Alabama and Florida seem to be on the same page, but the way Georgia and the (U.S. Army) Corps have managed things, how do you get someone who has everything they want to the table. Lister will hold a book signing at No Name Caf and the following day the River Day Celebration promises something for all ages. Wewa Search and Rescue will offer free boat rides on the river, including sonar so passengers can get a glimpse of life below the surface. There will be a boat poker run and a biker rally which will begin in Bay County, meander through Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka and end at Gaskin Park. Dave Lloyd out of Bay County will be on hand to provide live music throughout the day, there will be a boat and car wash and a rides, pony and bounzee, for the kids. Lister will be reading from his writings and the photography of Clyde Butcher will be on display. I just thought it would be a great idea to meet at the river and on it and entire thing is a fundraiser for Riverkeeper. Entry to the event is free, though there will be charges for some activities. Ive always wanted my books to be highly entertaining, but not just that, Lister said. I want them to make a difference in the lives of their readers, to enrich them, to expand them in some small way. Partnering with Riverkeeper is doing the same thingtrying to make a difference. Blood Sacrice and Listers other books are available in hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audiobook, and can be found online, at bookstores, and at his website www.MichaelLister. com For more information call Dawn at 628-4559 or email Pulpwood Press at PulpwoodPress@gmail.com. LISTER from page A1I think this is an important communication tool, Bryan said of the proposed agenda policy, which she said would enhance communications among staff, among commissioners and maybe most importantly for the public. Every other county has an agenda policy in place to encourage communications. She said too many board decisions are made on verbally communicated information she cited recent work at Dalkeith Industrial Park in which the contents of a motion required a special meeting to clarify and said the BOCC would be better served on all issues of import with written information in front of each commissioner. Small counties work this way, she said, refuting an assertion from Commissioner Warren Yeager that they do not. Cities work this way, school boards work this way. Why cant things be on an agenda? This is to encourage people to get on the agenda in a timely fashion. I am asking for the board to ask staff to work in this direction. It is important things are in writing. We need to be as efcient as possible. She asked not that the board adopt the policy, but that staff follow the policy as a pilot project through two meeting cycles to determine tweaks that might need to be made. McLemore dismissed the idea out of hand. He said such a policy would restrict the ability of commissioners to vote on a pressing issue brought from the public. Ive been on this board for 13 years and I dont have a problem with the way we are operating now, McLemore said. Commissioner Ward McDaniel said there were aspects of the policy he did not like, particularly a provision requiring a super-majority of four votes from the BOCC to amend the agenda to include a late item. He sought clarication from Novak that the policy proposed did not derive from state law, but a proposed county policy change. Commissioner Warren Yeager agreed with Bryan earlier this year about the need for transparency but said the policy went too far. I am all for transparency but this is too restrictive, Yeager said. I need to make a decision sometimes based on what my constituents, the public, bring to me. It is too restrictive of a policy. Commissioner Tan Smiley said the policy would impede the process. Government is slow and I dont want to slow the process down, Smiley said. Bryan argued that nothing in the policy would slow anything and the policy would make it easier for staff, commissioners and the public. Bryan said most issues brought to the board such as the change in probation services taken up at the prior meeting are not emergencies. She added that the BOCC seemed to be going out of its way to keep the public out. She further noted the classes she has taken with the Florida Association of Counties and said the board is not applying lessons learned at FAC conferences, noting that much of the training material she has seen was in part crafted by Yeager. I want the public to realize that they are paying for this board to travel all over to attend these classes and we are not implementing what we are learning, Bryan said. Yeager said, I disagree. Smiley said the FAC classes had helped him and some items that might translate in other counties dont necessarily translate to Gulf County. COUNTY-WIDE VOTINGNovak said the U.S. Supreme Court would issue a decision this week pertaining to the Voting Rights Act, specically a provision that mandates that counties or cities under a federal decree due to prior discrimination must have federal pre-clearance before implementing any voting changes, such as redistricting. Novak said the decision could have an impact on the research and case Gulf County has been building in recent years as the BOCC has alternately considered or not moving to county-wide voting. Novak asked for board direction on bringing the experts hired by the BOCC down next month to discuss the impacts of the Supreme Court decision. The county can only consider redistricting in odd-numbered years so unless action is taken soon, redistricting could not be considered again until 2015. Commissioners asked for the consultant to report in July. I think it is important to move forward on what the voters clearly want which is county-wide voting, Yeager said.PROBATION SERVIcCESThe county will take over probation services this week, exercising a 15-day termination clause for cause included in its contract with Florida Probation Services. The board narrowly approved moving probation services inhouse despite being provided with no formal plan on the transition, budget impact, etc. at its last meeting. Novak wrote Florida Probation Services regarding fullling the existing contract, which ran through October and Florida Probation Services which deputy administrator Michael Hammond had labeled nearly a scam replied it would exercise a 60-day out clause and be done by Aug 10. The board approved Novaks suggestion to exercise the 15-day termination clause. BOCC from page A1SpSP Ec C IAl L TO TT HE SS TARThe rivers and swamps of the area have a key role in many Lister books.

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Circulation:1-800-345-8688 OPINION www.starfl.com ASectionThe young and beautiful Catherine (Cat in the Hat) Balsam graduates from high school next year. Places to go on her senior trip abound. As her favorite uncle I leaned in close as she discussed the possibilities. Someone mentioned Washington, D. C. and I saw her eyes light up. Oh, that is one of my favorite places. Theyve got so many museums, statues, parks and historical sites. It is just such a great place to visit. There are so many things to see... I didnt catch the rest of the travelogue. Bless her heart, she had sent my memory racing back to a distant past. There were places as a young boy I dreamed of seeing, cities I wanted to view from the inside out, roads I craved to drive down and mountains I wanted to look off of. But Washington D.C. was never on my list. As a matter of fact, Id rank Washington right up there with Gary, Indiana, or any place in Syria, as my least likely vacation destinations! Course, we never went on a vacation when I was Cats age. If my parents could spare the time we went to see grandmother or Uncle Hugh. They told us it was a vacation because it took three hours to get there and we got to sleep in a different bed. We were young but we werent idiots! A trip to your relatives is not a vacation! Plus, they didnt even live close to anywhere. Entertainment consisted of sitting on the front steps with all the cousins and watching the grass grow. Uncle Clifford would have us picking cotton. Uncle Womack had us milk cows. We could have stayed home and milked for goodness sakes! I wanted to go to Texas or Arizona. I think thats where Lash LaRue fought the bad guys. I wanted to visit the dude ranch where Roy and Dale would pick you up in that station wagon with the wooden sides. We wanted to go to Tombstone and see for ourselves the town too tough to die. We wanted to get to Lincoln County, New Mexico, before the cattle wars ended. By junior high we realized that getting to Hollywood, meeting Hopalong Cassidy or watching the sun set over Waikiki Beach might be setting the bar a little high. Shucks, I would have settled for a trip to Rock City; or a ride across the Mississippi on the ferry at Tiptonville; or an afternoon at the state fair in Nashville. The truth is I was traveling with a college football team when I spent my rst night in a hotel. We ew into Dallas for a game against Austin College. Listen, Coach Carter made it perfectly clear that we werent down here for no sight seeing. I was so afraid of him I didnt dare look around. I dont know if we passed by the Alamo, Dealey Plaza or the Rio Grande! Ive always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon. The pictures are unbelievable! Nothing could be that deep or wide! I want to know if you can see the Colorado River from the top of the rim. I want to hear some old timers story about getting down in the bottom and not being able to get back out! I want to lean over the side and spit. I would love to see the Snake River. I dont even know where it is; I think Montana or Wyoming. I dont know one thing about it. Except it appears to be fairly crooked and Lewis and Clark used it on their trek to explore the Louisiana Purchase. I like the name. If it is close to Jackson Hole, I could kill two vacations with one stone. How about Alaska? Ive been hankering to get there ever since John Wayne and Fabian found the gold just a little southeast of Nome. I want to see the northern lights and the caribou crawl. I want to mush a team of huskies through the snow. I want to pet White Fang. How great would it be to scratch that call of the wild itch! I think about Alaska a lot in July and August... There is a cornbread festival held every year in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. I dont know what all they do there except sample the obvious but Id like to check it out. When I tell them how much cornbread Ive eaten over the years I gure Id be in line for a judges role for sure! Of all my vacation plans and aspirations, this is the trip my wife shows the least interest in. As a matter of fact, if I cant talk you into going with me, Ill catch this one by myself! I would like to see the sun rise over Coeur dAlene, Idaho. And climb Pikes Peak. And drive across Hoover Dam. Id like to take a month off and ride down route 66. I want to stare at those presidents heads someone thoughtfully cut out in the Dakotas. Id like to retrace Custers last day. I would like to spend a football week-end in Oxford, Mississippi. Or ride in one of the hot air balloons at the festival in Albuquerque. The possibilities are endless... Course, when my boys came along, we took them home to visit their grandparents. I told them it was a vacation. As they grew older they grumbled a mite and suggested Disney World or that big fair in Knoxville. I explained to them we WERE on a vacation! It was a long ways to grannys ... and we were sleeping in a different bed... Respectfully, KesI havent gotten there yet...What to do when a loved one diesWhether its expected or accidental, the death of a loved one can shake you to the core. The last thing you want is to have to interrupt grieving to deal with mundane tasks, but unfortunately there are many actions that must be done on behalf of the deceased. Some must be taken immediately, while with others you can take your time and re ect on the best path to follow. Heres a checklist: If the death occurs under hospital or hospice watch, they will notify the proper authorities and help you make arrangements with the coroners of ce for transport of the remains. If it happens at home, call local police or 911 for assistance. If he or she was an organ donor, youll need to act quickly. Reach out for help in making arrangements and locating key documents. Split up such tasks as contacting others who will want to know, taking care of pets, collecting mail and safeguarding the deceaseds home if its now vacant. Look for a will or other document that spells out the deceaseds burial or cremation wishes many people make funeral arrangements in advance, even paying ahead of time. The funeral home can guide you through the paperwork process, such as placing an obituary and ordering death certi cates. Hopefully, the deceased prepared a will that names an executor to oversee the disposition of his or her estate; otherwise, the court will have to appoint one. In sorting through their les, also look for: a trust; insurance policies; bank, credit card, mortgage and loan accounts; safe deposit box key; contact information for lawyer, doctor, accountant or other professional advisors; and passwords to computer and other accounts. Within the rst few days, start notifying organizations with which the deceased had business or nancial arrangements. In most cases youll be required to submit a certi ed copy of the death certi cate, so be sure to order ample copies. Youll need to contact: Current or former employers for information about possible nal wages, accrued vacation, retirement, life insurance or other death bene ts. Social Security Administration. If they were receiving Social Security bene ts, you'll need to stop payment right away. Funeral homes often do this, but be sure to ask. Once you've noti ed Social Security, they will contact Medicare to cancel bene ts. However, if they were enrolled in a Medicare Prescription or Advantage Plan or had a Medigap policy, contact each to cancel coverage. Veteran's Administration. Veterans, their immediate family members and certain others may be entitled to burial at a national cemetery. Forward their mail to a secure address so you don't miss important correspondence. Cancel their driver's license to avoid identity fraud. Banks, credit unions, credit card issuers and other lenders to close accounts or if you are a surviving spouse, to convert accounts to your name only. If they had a safe deposit box and you don't have the key, ask what documentation you need to gain access. Insurance companies, to cancel auto and homeowner's policies; however, consider keeping them activated until assets are sold, in case of theft or damage. Close email accounts. Cancel magazine subscriptions and utilities. Finally, the executor will have to deal with such issues as locating bene ciaries, distributing inherited property, ling nal tax returns, and settling outstanding debts. Youd be wise to work with an attorney who specializes in probate issues. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney My high school is planning a 50th anniversary of the school later this year. A nice lady from my high school alma mater wrote and asked me if I would be interested in being the Class Agent for my graduating class. In describing my responsibilities, she noted that I would be friend-raising instead of fundraising. Im not so good at asking folks for money, so I was relieved and happy to help my school. The rst thing I had to do was nd some of my lost classmates. They werent really lost; I think they were just hiding. Out the 47 members of the Class of I needed to nd about 7 of my classmates. I found the contact information for 6 of the 7 within a few days and forwarded the information to the school. That meant I only needed to nd one more person that graduated with me Judy. Judy wasnt going to be easy to nd. She was a foreign exchange student from Australia. I was sure she wouldnt be able to come back to the schools 50th birthday celebration, but I still wanted to ful ll my duties as the Class Agent. I like a challenge. Judy was from Australia, but I didnt remember the city or anything else that would have helped. I had no idea where she went to college, only that she went back to Australia when the school year was over. She was a member of our high schools surf team. I should note here that our high school in north Alabama was almost 300 miles from the nearest beach. So the surf team didnt really exist. We never competed against anyone or surfed (except for her when she was back in Australia). We just declared ourselves the surf team and wore Hawaiian shirts on special occasions. However, we did receive recognition at the athletic banquet our senior year of high school. The football coach gave us each the Silver Spoon Award. We put him up to it, he always had a sense of humor and the spoons/awards were readily available on the tables. Judy was fun, very kind and had a good sense of humor. Knowing this still didnt help me nd her. The internet wasnt as helpful as I hoped it would be, but I did nd a reference to a Reverend Judy in a church bulletin in Australia. She had the correct rst and last name, but I just knew that it couldnt be our Judy. It had been over 30 years, but she just didnt seem like the Reverend type. I shouldnt say things like that, but you know what I mean. Maybe a school teacher or a doctor or a marketing person, but I didnt think that Judy would be a preacher. After guring out how to look at other church bulletins and newsletters from this Anglican church in Australia, I found a picture that caught my eye. It was Judy, our Judy, dressed up like a Reverend, just as pretty as you please. Ok, Judy was a minister, but I still hadnt found her. I red off a letter to the church who published the bulletins. At the time, it was about 4 in the morning at the churchs location in Australia. Within an hour, I had a response back from a nice man (I assume another Reverend) named Ian. Ian assured me that he would forward my message to Judy in Africa. I didnt bother to ask Ian what he was doing up so early in the morning. Australians do things quite opposite than we do. It has something to do with their seasons being mixed up. Our mild mannered surf team member, Judy, was doing mission work in Tanzania, Africa. She was teaching English, teaching women to sew and just helping folks in general. It now made a lot of sense to me. She liked helping people. She was very unsel sh. Im sure she is wonderful at what she does. Now, after corresponding with Judy a few times, I understood why I needed to nd her. I understood why we all need to nd the Judies in our high school graduating classes. The Judies of the world help us put things into perspective. Here I am worrying about things that seem pretty trivial, while Judy is in Tanzania helping folks learn to do things to survive and get a little more out of life. While I complain about a storm door that doesnt close quite perfectly, Judy revels in the y screen on her small house and mosquito netting on her bed posts. While I complain about the children taking marathon showers using all the hot water, Judy lets water stay in a black bucket under the sun all day in order to scoop out warm water for an evening shower. While I complain about the cost of gas and insuring too many vehicles, Judy has been asked to provide a motorcycle for a nun who walks an hour each way back and forth to teach school every day. Im glad I found Judy. It was something I was supposed to do. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com.Finding Judy CRANKS MY TRACTORBN Heard HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert JASON ALDERMANPage 4 Thursday, June 27, 2013

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LETTERS www.starfl.com ASectionBy Brandon ToddSpecial to The Star In the current state of affairs in America another hot topic has arisen. Im sure you are aware that President Obama has been quite heavily using unmanned drones to kill terrorist leaders overseas. A couple of months ago, the Administration released classi ed documents known as the white papers to the two Congressional Intelligence Committees in an attempt to nd a legal framework for drone strike assassinations. Overseas drone strikes had been accepted by many in the government, and many America citizens but things changed in September 2011. In September 2011, President Obama dispatched CIA drones to Yemen to assassinate an American citizen suspected of being af liated with Al-Qaeda; Anwar al-Awlaki. This target was born in New Mexico, USA and he was killed without due process of law. Not only was American born al-Awlaki murdered by a drone strike, but also another American af liated with terrorists was killed in the strike; Samir Khan. Later on, President Obama dispatched another Drone that killed Anwars American 16-year-old son. When it comes to alAwlaki and Khan, many people supported the assassinations because they understood that those men were af liated with terrorist organizations but they did not quite realize the complexity, and illegality of such assassinations. Under the 5th Amendment of Constitution, all American citizens cannot be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law It is highly unlawful for the President to assassinate American citizens, no matter the vileness of their alleged crimes, without due process of law. Yes, Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan were suspected Al-Qaeda sympathizers, but rst and foremost they were Americans. With that being said they deserved a fair trial. Wartime or no, all Americans should be given judgment through due process of law. As for the 16 year old American son of al-Awlaki; his assassination was absolutely lawless and no matter the doings of his father, he was innocent. I agree the CIA should take out non-American suspected terrorists as we are still engaged in War. But I, like many others, greatly disagree with the idea that the president should be able to draw up kill-lists and assassinate American citizens, no matter the degree of their crimes or how far overseas they may be. It is now legally justi able for the president to have Americans killed overseas with drones, without due process. President Obama basically empowered himself with the authority to give kill orders, and assassinate anyone he sees as a threat. No one man should have that much power. Truthfully, the president cannot legally order the killing of any one individual. Under the Constitution, he can only order the killing of certain individuals using the military when the U.S. has been attacked or when an attack is imminent. He can also order killings using the military in pursuit of a declaration of war enacted by Congress, but these drone strikes do not t that criteria. Obama has disputed that he can legally kill American suspected terrorists, because they are a great danger to America. No law empowers the President to do such a thing. Attorney General Eric Holder has argued that the presidents careful selection of each target, and the narrow use of deadly force are an adequate substitute for due process. No court has ever rati ed that. Mr. Obamas national security adviser has argued that the use of drones is humane since they are surgical, precise, and only kill their targets. That is absolutely false. It is not exactly known as to how many people have been killed overseas by drone strikes as it is classi ed information, but several organizations have attempted to gure the drone strike death toll. According to the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism the number killed in drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia is between 3,072 and 4,756. Sen. Lindsey Graham has come out publicly and stated that 4,700 people have been killed by U.S. drone strikes. The Washington-based New America Foundation says there have been 350 U.S. drone strikes since 2004, most of them during Barack Obamas presidency. The foundation also estimates the death toll to be between 1,963 and 3,293, with 261 to 305 civilians killed. Either way, whichever organization is correct, those statistics are disturbing. The civilian casualties were collateral damage according to Obama Administration of cials. That is unacceptable in my view. Obama has ordered far more drone strikes in his time in of ce than President Bush did in eight years. I reckon my greatest fear, along with many others, is now that the legal precedent has been set for the President to assassinate American citizens overseas, whats to stop Obama or any future president from assassinating American citizens on American soil with drones? That is a very tangible potentiality. I sense that this is what these overseas killings of Americans will lead to. Those who dissent against the government could be considered as suspected sympathizers with terrorist organizations, and could theoretically be assassinated through drones by the presidents order. The ultimate goal of terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda is to get free societies like America to eat each other. They want Democratic governments to fear and oppress its citizens, and they want lawful citizens to rebel against their government, until the nation tears itself apart. It seems that with Americans being assassinated by drones under the order of the president; that is exactly what is happening. By allowing the president to usurp the Constitution, and the Congress, we have invited tyranny into America. No man is impervious to the law in America, not even the president. Richard Nixon once said if the president does it, that means its not illegal. I fear this is the same mindset Mr. Obama has. The Bible reads in Mark 3:24-25: And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand Our division is great, and our downfall is inevitable if we keep on this path. PUBLICNOTICEREDUCEDHOURSFORCLERKOFCOURTANNEXOFFICEINWEWAHITCHKA Duetobudgetconstraints,theGulfCountyClerkofCourtmustreducethehoursofoperation oftheClerksAnnexOceinWewahitchka.EectiveJuly1,2013,theannexocewillonlybe openfrom8am-4pmC.T.onMondayandFriday. RebeccaL.(Becky)Norris GulfCountyClerkoftheCircuitCourt Page 5 Thursday, June 27, 2013Dear Editor, When people hear the word Southerner the rst thing that comes to mind is hospitality, but to a true Southerner it is much more. It is our roots, family and tradition, but of all else it is our manners. Have you ever been in a store looking at an item on a shelf and someone walks right in front of you, saying nothing? Thats when you know theyre not from the South. Anytime we do this we always say excuse me without hesitation. Nowhere else do you hear children say yes maam or no sir. It is sad to say that the present generation, some at least, arent teaching their children to say this. This is a sad thing because showing this respect to our elders is distinctly Southern. As a child I was never allowed to ask the question why? Or what? Southern children always referred to an adult as Ms. And Mr. before the rst name. People from the South seem to go out of their way to be helpful, complimentary and are an incredibly gracious people. If someone asked a Southerner to describe in a few words what we are, it would be humble, courteous, behaving ourselves, try never to hurt anyones feelings, and especially friendly. If you put a Southerner, especially a woman, in a line she/he will make a friend. We love to talk to everybody. Southern hospitality is rooted in traditions that have been passed down over hundreds of years. Today more people from other parts of the country are moving to the South especially from up North. This threatens our culture and makes Southern hospitality more dif cult to consistently maintain. The New York Times published an article which said that southern manners are declining. Our manners are one of the many things that are central to our identity. Many Southerners blame the erosion of civility and politeness on the in ux of people moving here from other places. This is the time that we have to cling to all we hold dear, to teach our future generations just how important it is to be kind, courteous and friendly while standing rm on our identity as Southerners. All I can say is there is sweetness in the air, a Southern sweetness.Lisa Sherwood FaipeaPort St. JoeBless your little heartDear Editor, On Thursday June 20, 2013 I wept like a child as a magni cent bus, decorated in bright colors with images of beautiful children and the words Daraja written boldly on both sides pulled out of the Oak Grove Church parking lot. For over the past 3 days I had been blessed to have received a vivid image of what I believe heaven will be like. Tuesday evening I sat and waited with a great anticipation, excitement and a little fear. My husband, children and I were going to host two children from Uganda, Africa and their chaperone. The previous Wednesday we had gone to the First Baptist Church to see what we thought was a performance of an African Childrens Choir. To our surprise these children lead us in a worship service that brought us to tears and stirred a joy in our hearts that we could have never imagined. That rst night I struggled with anxiety as midnight came and we were walking our new guests into our home. What if I am not a perfect host to them? What if I or my children offend them? What if they receive a negative re ection of America from us? I had in that moment forgotten that God already had a plan for the next few days and that my human thought and instinct had nothing to do with it. We introduced ourselves, said hello and in a moments time I received the biggest hugs and thank you Mama. Goodnight and thank you, they said with their African accents. I went to bed and could not wait for the next day to get to know them and the American intern they were traveling with better. Over the next few days I learned so much from these children. They have an amazing love for the Lord and are being taught that with God, all things are possible. I believe this is something that, from time to time, is left on the back burner here in America. We teach kids to go to school, get good grades, go to college and then a career and a family. We forget to slow down and remind them that they can do anything, be anything and conquer anything they put their minds too through Christ our Savior. We asked the intern staying with us many questions about the African culture and their way of life and we also talked about what would be of these children when they returned to Uganda. Through Daraja, these children are being taught to be leaders in their community, core Christian values and self-esteem beyond my wildest dreams. We also learned that these children do not want to stay in America; they simply do not see how we live as a luxury. They miss things like chopping wood in the forest and taking care of their family garden. Our intern explained it best by saying it was like us Americans taking an European vacation. The culture is different, people stare at you, the food is a little funky and no matter how comfortable a bed might be it is just not the same as home. On their last night in Port St. Joe, the host families of several children and interns got to have an amazing celebration. Dan Van Treese, president of the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club invited us all out to do what we found out was what these African kids enjoyed doing the most in America; swim. So as we all watched with awe, these children laughed and played and giggled until their faces hurt. At one point several of us were sitting alongside of the pool blowing multi-colored bubbles that danced through the air as if the childrens laughter was music. At that very minute it hit me, for this was indeed what heaven was going to be like. For on that glorious day that I go to meet my creator, I know I will be joined by children of every nation singing glory to the King of Kings and after, we will all laugh and dance and rejoice in Kingdom of the Lord. For God sees no color, no race and no denominations, just His children he created in His image and I am so thankful and blessed that I was taught and showed this by two young girls from Uganda, Africa. We must remember that although we all have several differences we still love and serve the same great God.Kristy Raf eldPort St. JoeA rich experience 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. 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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A SPECIAL TO THE STARA least tern chick is vulnerable to beach-goers.Audubon offers volunteer opportunitiesStar Staff ReportAudubon is seeking volunteers to help beach birds nest in peace. Audubon and its partners post signs and twine around nesting areas. For added protection, volunteers chaperone these posted areas on busy warm-weather weekends to educate beach-goers about the birds and the reason for the posted areas. Research has found beach-goers are nine times more likely to respect posted areas when stewards are present. It you would be willing to hang out with cute chicks at the beach for an afternoon, Audubon needs you. To learn more about how you can help, contact Bonnie Samuelsen at 941-951-7704 or bsamuelsen@audubon. org. In Gulf County, volunteers are needed at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Please contact Bonnie today. A few hours of your time spent relaxing at the beach can make a difference for these remarkable birds. COMEJOINUSFORTHE... 4 TH OFJULY SIDEWALKSALE! JULY3RD&4TH 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,June2789 7830% Fri,June2889 7940% Sat,June2988 7840% Sun,June3088 7840% Mon,July0188 7860% Tues,July0288 7860% Wed,July0388 7960% SPONSORED BY Inshore OffshoreRed snapper fishing will come to a close on Friday in federal waters. This year we have seen some good-sized fish with a some over 30 pounds. As the summer continues, the red snapper fishing will be in state waters only after Friday. High air and water temps will drive most of the bigger fish deeper and out of the 9 mile zone well into July. As June is fast coming to an end, the areas lakes and creeks are heating up fast. Most creeks are near the 90-degree mark and will top that in July. This makes for some tough fishing, forcing us to go deep and fish early as we can. Most action out on the bay is top water trout and live LY fishing. Flounder are being caught in good numbers in the Fire Tower area and along the Pig Island channel this week. Thursday, June 27, 2013 Page 6FILE PHOTOSBy kayak or by foot, scallop hunters can ply the waters of St. Joseph Bay in the search for scallops beginning on Sunday. By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Startcroft@starfl.comSurvey says a slightly better scallop season ahead. Bay scallop season begins Saturday and researchers studying St. Joseph Bay indicate that after a lean year in 2012, the scallop population is on the rebound. The recreational season opens June 29, after Gov. Rick Scott requested an early start to the season this week, for state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County. The season will continue through Sept. 24. Scallops can be collected by hand or with a landing or dip net. Scallops can not be taken ashore outside of the open area for harvesting. There is no commercial harvest for bay scallops in Florida state and federal waters. The average number of scallops observed in St. Joseph Bay doubled this year as researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg conducted their surveys. Each year, researchers place 20 transect lines of 300 meters in length at 12 stations around the bay. The con guration works like this: the rst station is just off the boat ramp at Frank Pate Park and researchers work in a horseshoe around the south end of the bay and up to T. H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. In all, about 12,000 square meters of the bay are surveyed, a diver dipping underwater at one end of each transect and counting scallops along the length of the line. Last year, after banner years in 2010 and 2011, the average number of scallops per transect line in St. Joseph Bay was 10.9. This year, researchers found 23 scallops per transect line, indicating a successful year for juvenile growth, said a spokesperson with the Research Institute. They are a little bit up from last year, said Kevin Baxter from the Research Institute. Looking at past years, the numbers didnt rebound to that level but they are higher. In 2010 the average per transect was 138; in 2011 it was 154. The average number of scallops also doubled in Homosassa and increased slightly in Steinhatchee. The average at St. Marks decreased substantially, most likely due to the effects of Tropical Storm Debby, according to the FWC. Once again this year, the FWC is asking for the publics help in assessing the bay scallop population as well as how long it took folks to nd and harvest scallops. The FWC is asking those seeking scallops to ll out an online survey at http://svy.mk/bayscallops For questions or seek additional information about scallop season email BayScallops@MyFWC.com. Learn more at MyFWC.com/ Fishing. Click on Saltwater, Recreational and Bay Scallops. SCALLOP HARVEST There is a daily limit of two gallons of whole bay scallops in the shell or one pint of bay scallop meat per person. In addition, no more than 10 gallons of whole bay scallops in the shell or one-half gallon of bay scallop meat may be possessed aboard any vessel at any time. Folks are allowed to harvest bay scallops only by hand or with a landing or dip net. Bay scallops may not be harvested for commercial purposes. Bag limits are daily limits; it is illegal to take a limit of scallops in the morning and return later in the day and collect another limit of scallops. Unless otherwise exempt, a regular Florida saltwater shing license is required when using a boat to harvest scallops. If folks wade from shore, a regular Florida saltwater shing license or a free resident shore-based license is needed. Divers and snorkelers are required to display a divers-down ag (red with a white diagonal stripe) while in the water. Boaters must stay at least 100 feet away from a divers-down ag in a river, inlet or channel. In open waters, boaters must stay 300 feet away from a divers-down ag. More information on bay scallops, including management rules, diveag regulations and boating safety is available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on Regulations under Saltwater Fishing). Information about scallop research is available at MyFWC/Research/Saltwater under the Mollusc section.Scallops on the rebound as state opens season Saturday

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com ASection Thursday, June 27, 2013 Page 7Star Staff ReportFormer Wewahitchka High School star softball player Samantha Rich recently completed her rst year as a junior transfer at Southeastern University in Lakeland. Playing for Coach Anna Welch, Rich was named the teams Most Valuable Player, was rst-team All-Sun Conference and was named a rst team All-American by the National Christian College Association. Rich was also named second team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. In her rst year at Southeastern, Rich led the team with a .450 batting average, 21 doubles, 68 hits and 105 total bases. She also hit four home runs and stole 15 bases. In the pitching circle, she won 15 of 21 starts and ranked second in the Sun Conference in wins. She helped lead Southeastern, elding a softball team for the rst time in school history, to a 26-19 record overall, 9-7 in conference play, good for third place. Rich, with her pitching and hitting, helped lead the Lady Gators of Wewahitchka High School to state championships in 2007 and 2008. She was named rst-team allState in Class 1A three times and was twice Big Bend Player of the Year as selected by the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper. As a junior she was named a second team All-American by EA Sports. She suffered a shoulder injury during her senior year, ending high school pitching career, though she returned late in the season as a position player. She initially signed with Jacksonville State University in Alabama but a slow recovery from shoulder surgery and other injuries hampered her efforts and playing time. She transferred to Chipola State College in Marianna for her sophomore year and was named third-team all-American as an out elder. Rich sat out a year to fully recover from her shoulder injury and take a break from the game before signing with Southeastern University. Rich will report to Southeastern in the fall for her senior year.Star Staff ReportPort St. Joes AA Dixie Youth All-Star baseball team is headed to the state tournament in Wildwood. It is a double-elimination tournament that begins on Saturday, June 29 and continues through Thursday, July 4 and it can be heard on Jock Jive internet radio. Best of luck to the hometown Sharks. This opportunity could not have been possible without the generosity of our awesome community and we would like to say a special thank you to all our sponsors: Coast2Coast Printing & Promotions, Current Solutions, St. Joe Rent-All, Interface Flooring, St. Joe Ace Hardware, St. Joe Natural Gas, Bluewateri.net, 98 Real Estate, Hannon Insurance, John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069, Charlie Pettis Pest Control, Novak Law, Waterfront Auto, Bayside Florist, Coastal Insurance, PSJ Lions Club, Centennial Bank, Preble-Rish Engineering, Baywash of PSJ, Scallop Cove, Trans eld Services, Gulf Coast Real Estate Group, PSJ Marina, Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Porter Construction, Bluewater Outriggers, Coastal Cleaning, Bo Knows Pest Control, Raf eld Fisheries, Mexico Beach Ace Hardware, Charlotte Chumney, Garrett Chumney, Judy Williams, Rhonda Rhodes, Greg and Linda Johnson, Jenkins Family and Friends, Jones Family and Friends and Guerry Madgison.Centennial 5K Fun Run this SaturdayStar Staff ReportPort St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School will sponsor a 5K Fun Run beginning at 7 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 29 as part of the citys Centennial Celebration. Participants should come to City Commons Park and Reid Avenue next to City Hall in Port St. Joe. The run will take place on the Port City Trail and parking and course directions will be provided Saturday morning. This is a fundraiser for the high schools athletic programs. Cost of entry is $25 with a discount for those who pre-register. T-shirts and goodie bags will be distributed to participants after the run. To register online go to the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School website and click on the link for 5K Fun Run. Email questions to bheimb44@gmail.com.Volleyball conditioning begins at PSJHSStar Staff ReportVolleyball conditioning for Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School will begin at 8 a.m. ET on Monday, July 1. All upcoming 7th through 12th grade girls that are interested in volleyball are encouraged to attend. All participants must have a current (within one calendar year) FHSAA sports physical. Players must also ll out new consent forms. All three FHSAA forms, EL2, EL3 and EL3CH, can be found on our volleyball web page. The upcoming fall schedule is also posted there. The website is http://psjhsgcs.schoolloop.com/volleyball DATE Opponent Home/Away Time(Eastern) 26 Aug Rutherford Away 6:00/7:00 27 Aug West Gadsden *** Home 6:00 3 Sep Bay Haven Away 6:00/7:00 5 Sep Bay High Home 6:00/7:00 9 Sep Wewahitchka Away 6:00/7:00 10 Sep South Walton *** Away 6:00/7:00 12 Sep Bozeman *** Home 6:00/7:00 14 Sep Chipley Tournament Away All Day 17 Sep Franklin County *** Away 6:00/7:00 19 Sep Bozeman *** Away 6:00/7:00 23 Sep Liberty County *** Home 6:00/7:00 24 Sep West Gadsden *** Away 6:00 26 Sep Bay Haven Home 6:00/7:00 3 Oct South Walton *** Away 6:00/7:00 7 Oct Liberty County *** Away 6:00/7:00 8 Oct Franklin County *** Home 6:00/7:00 10 Oct Bay High Away 6:00/7:00 15 Oct Rutherford Home 6:00/7:00 17 Oct Wewahitchka Home 6:00/7:00 21 Oct District Quarter Finals Franklin 5:00/7:00 22 Oct District Semi-Finals Franklin 5:00/7:00 24 Oct District Finals Franklin 7:00 5 Nov Regional Semi-Finals TBA 7:00 9 Nov Regional Finals TBA 2:00 12 Nov FHSAA Finals Kissimmee Rich named softball all-AmericanSPECIAL TO THE STARSamantha Rich won 15 of 21 starts this year, ranking second in the conference in wins. She also led Southeastern University in batting, doubles, hits and total bases this past season. Volleyball SCHEDULE PSJ All-Star headed to state tourney

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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) Thousand Island dressing was named for the islands of which river? Niagara, Ohio, St. Lawrence, Mackenzie 2) Whats the biggest city in the largest-sized geographical state? New York, Dallas, Anchorage, Los Angeles 3) Of these actresses, who was not born in California? Lisa Kudrow, Kirsten Dunst, Helen Hunt, Teri Hatcher 4) Per capita, from where are the most chicken-eaters? Mexico, Venezuela, Italy, Saudi Arabia 5) What are a rattlesnakes belly scales called? Scutes, Scuds, Skits, Scowls 6) How many times does the earth go around the sun yearly? 1, 7, 24, 365 7) Who was the rst U.S. president to pardon a dog? Monroe, Tyler, Harding, LBJ 8) What means to talk through your nose? Snoach, Lute, Noose, Aedicule 9) Churchill Downs is a horseracing track in Kentucky, but where is Pimlico, another track? Missouri, Florida, Virginia, Maryland 10) Of these actors who was not born in California? Robert Duvall, Jack Nicholson, Kevin Costner, James Cromwell 11) Whats the average time lapse in hours between high and low tides on Earth? 2, 4, 6, 8 12) Near which countrys town of Jerez does Sherry (wine) originate? Chile, Italy, Spain, Peru 13) What are the rotating blades on a windmill called? Primers, Sails, Grubs, Leaves 14) Where did pajamas originate? India, Panama, Ireland, Egypt ANSWERS 1) St. Lawrence. 2) Anchorage. 3) Kirsten Dunst. 4) Saudi Arabia. 5) Scutes. 6) 1. 7) Harding. 8) Snoach. 9) Maryland. 10) Jack Nicholson. 11) 6. 12) Spain. 13) Sails. 14) India. COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, June 27, 2013 BPage 1Section Centennial TRIVIAThe Apalachicola Northern Railroad train stops for a quick photograph not far from Port St. Joe. The train is made up of stock cars lled with weak, emaciated, dust-caked cattle. Its August 1934. What catastrophic event led to the formation of this cattle train?Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Schools out for summer, and the schedules of kids across Gulf County have freed up. For parents and guardians who are shackled to the 9-to-5 year round, the rst question in mind is how to keep the little ones busy. Luckily, Port St. Joe offers three great summer programs to keep kids occupied and the learning process going. The 21st Century Summer Enrichment Program, run by Elementary Principal Designee Jo Clements, took place at the Port St. Joe Elementary School and ran Monday through Thursday for the month of June. The program welcomed students in kindergarten through sixth grade, with more than 80 enrolled. The programs curriculum covered science, reading, art, music and math. 21st Century also provided an hour of music and art each day to explore creative avenues for children. Now in its 12th year of operation, the Port St. Joe STAC house, operated by Jewell Hopper, runs programs for elementary students from 8 a.m. to noon ET on weekdays and for middle school students from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET. The STAC house has plenty to keep kids occupied during daytime hours, with pool tables, foosball and plenty of video games, board games and coloring books. Kids are encouraged to get physical with activities like foursquare, basketball or a romp around the on-site playground. The money kids spend at the snack bar goes toward purchasing more entertainment for those long summer days. Hopper, who works in the gym at the elementary school, enjoys being able to interface with the younger kids making the transition from kindergarten to rst grade. Its nice for them to see Summer programs keep kids active, learningBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com After 100 years, the time has nally come. Starting Friday, Port St. Joe will kick off a week-long celebration of arts, crafts and culture in celebration of the towns 100th birthday. Thats a lot of candles to blow out. Round up the entire family for a week of fun. After all, a party like this only comes around every 100 years. All times listed are Eastern. For more information on the centennial events, visit www. psjcentennialcelebration.com. Fish Fry at City Commons 5pm Parade on Reid Avenue 7pm Light Show at George Core Park Dark Lantern Release at George Core Park5K Run at Port City Trail 7am SaltAir Farmers Market 9am Timeline Display at Frank Pate Park 9am Classic Car Show on Reid Ave Music on Reid on Reid Avenue 4-11pm Light Show at George Core Park DarkFamily Fun Day at George Core Park 1-4pm LightShow at George Core Park Dark Timeline Display at Frank Pate ParkBirthday Party at City Commons Light Show at George Core Park Dark Timeline Display at Frank Pate ParkLight Show at George Core Park Dark Timeline Display at Frank Pate Park Outdoor Movie at Frank Pate ParkLight Show at George Core Park Dark Timeline Display at Frank Pate Park Outdoor Movie at Frank Pate Park Street Dance on MLK Blvd 9pmFireworks on St. Joseph Bay DarkAlumni Basketball Game at Washington GymALL TIMES EASTERNSCHEDULE OFEVENTS SPECIAL TO THE STARSee SUMMER B6Centennial celebration kicks off Friday FRIDAY, JUNE 28A sh fry at City Commons will mark the start of the festivities at 5 p.m. followed by a parade down Reid Avenue at 7 p.m. The parade will culminate in a light show at George Core Park at dark and the end of the rst night of the celebration will be marked with a lantern release. SATURDAY, JUNE 29Weekend festivities will kick off with a 5K run down Port City Trail at 7 a.m. Register in advance for the jog at the Port St. Joe Fire Station. Later, at 9 a.m., the SaltAir Farmers Market will be setup in City Commons to sell fresh produce and showcasing local art. At the same time, the Timeline Display at Frank Pate Park will debut with a pictorial history of major events from the last 100 years of the town. Happening concurrently on Reid Avenue, a classic car show will celebrate history with a display of early-model cars and trucks. Starting at 4 p.m. Reid Avenue will be the epicenter for live music featuring a lineup of local talent. The static light show at George Core Park will show encore displays Saturday, Sunday and Monday at dark. SUNDAY, JUNE 30Sunday is Family Fun Day and at 1 p.m., George Core Park will play host to food, fun, games and a kiteying contest. There will be lots to do for the little ones, including a football toss, soccer booth and misting station. Raf es will be held throughout the afternoon to score gift certi cates to local eateries and businesses. The Timeline Display will open at 9 a.m. at Frank Pate Park and at dark, an encore presentation of the static light show will illuminate George Core Park.See CENTENNIAL B6 FOR MORE EVENT LISTINGS

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A little extra time spent preparing your landscape and house plants for your absence may save you needless worry and hours of extra work when you get back. In this article I will give you a few tips on things you can do to keep your plants healthy while youre away from home. One of the rst things you might do to prepare for vacation is ask a neighbor to check on your plants while youre gone. A vacation of more than one week requires special attention for container grown plants. Make sure you give the person proper instructions on the care of each plant. Different plants require different care, and a friend may not know how to care for a particular plant unless you tell them. In case you cant nd someone to personally look after your plants, theres plenty you can do to make sure you dont come home to a limp, frazzled landscape. Outdoor, container grown plants should be place in a shady tree or on the north side of a building are usually good locations for your plants to take advantage of reduced sunlight. A thick layer of mulch will also help conserve moisture and thus reduce the number of watering the plants need while you are away. Be sure and mow your lawn before leaving for vacation, and mow it a little closer than usually. An unwept lawn can encourage diseases, and its also a tell-tale sign that no ones at home. Give garden beds a thorough soaking before leaving. This is especially true of recently planted beds where roots are not rmly established and will need added moisture. It will also help it if you mulch around plants with leaves, pine needles, compost or bark. This would also be a good time to give plants a good spraying or dusting to protect against insects and diseases while youre away. If you have owering annuals, cut them just before you leave. If you dont cut them, theyll soon stop blooming. You should also do a thorough job of weeding before you leave on vacation. If weeds are allowed to go to seed while youre away, you can expect a much more difcult weed problem later in the season. Those weeds may also give you problems next year when the seeds sprout. The elimination of weeds will get rid of just one more competitor for your ornamental plants food and water. Harvest all ripe or nearly ripe fruits and vegetables before you go. Vegetables, like owers, will continue to produce if theyre harvested often otherwise, theyll go to seed. Heres where you should denitely make arrangements with a neighbor to harvest and water your garden. For those plants kept in the house, place them in a room receiving indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight will dry the soil out too quickly. But you dont want to leave plants in a darkened room either, as this almost always results in leaf drop. The last thing you should do before you leave the house is thoroughly soak the plants. To help make your vacation more enjoyable prepare your plants, landscape, and garden before leaving. If a neighbor cant care for your plants, try the following: First place outdoor plants in a shaded area; second, apply a thick layer of mulch to conserve moisture; third, cut or harvest fruits, vegetables, and owers to encourage production. Fourth weed your garden; and last, give everything a thorough watering just before leaving. For more information on caring for your plants contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200 or visit our website: gulf. ifas.u.edu or www.edis.ifas.u.edu .Star Staff ReportThe Cape San Blas  Lighthouse gift shop will be open all week during the 100th PSJ Centennial Celebration. There are plenty of commemorative centennial coins  that will be available for purchase, along with the usual lighthouse survivors. Locally-made items by local residents of Gulf County, along with local and Florida history books will also be available. Please come by and check it out. The commemorative centennial coin will be available for $15. The shop is at 155 Capt. Freds Place at Shipyard Cove (in the old Maddox house) on the St. Joseph Bay, next door to the Welcome Center. Hours are: Friday, June 28 through Saturday, July 6, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday hours are 1-6 p.m. and the shop is closed Thursday.Special to The StarYou have cancer, some of the most dreaded words in the English language. Usually when a patient hears that pronouncement the shock leaves her or him in a benumbed state. You are taking in the words, but the reality of the disease and the inherent decisions that will need to be made are not quite comprehensible yet. What kind of cancer do I have? What stage is my cancer in? What is my prognosis? What kind of treatment is recommended for the cancer I have? Do I need a second opinion? What are my chances of cure and what is my long term survival rate? These are all questions that you need to ask your physician, but there are so many other questions that come to mind as you process your diagnosis, decide upon treatment plans, where to have your surgeries, radiation and/or chemotherapy. And all of these important decisions dont even address the mental anguish the patient is experiencing as each decision is faced. Only someone who has been through the same ordeal can truly relate to what the patient is feeling. That is the reason for a support group, a unit of people who have experienced the same thing. A support group for cancer survivors, those currently undergoing treatments, and their families and caregivers is being organized. The support group will meet on the rst Monday of the month, July 1, upstairs at Capital City Bank at 5:30 p.m. EST Everyone is invited to attend.Star Staff ReportNational HIV Testing Day is today, June 27. The Florida Department of Health in Gulf County will be offering free and condential Rapid HIV testing at its Port St. Joe location from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET. The rapid test is strictly condential and performed by a health care worker in private. He or she will explain what the test involves and what the results mean. With the Clearview Rapid Test you will get your results the same day. Take the test and take control, the Health Department urged. HIV testing is also offered as a part of routine clinical visits. For more information call the Health Department at 227-1276. Caring for your plants while on vacation ROY LEE CArR TErRCounty extension director TT HE E PO O RT T ST T JOE OE STA TA RFIND Us S O N FAc C EBOOK @PSJ_StarFOLLOW Us S O N TWI WI TTE E RCancer support group forming Lighthouse gift shop open during celebration Health Department offers free HIV testing today

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Last weeks announcement followed a nearly two-month search that drew candidates from across the country and ended with the hiring of Foster, publisher of the Shelby Star in Cleveland County, N.C., since 2007. Im excited, said Roger Quinn, central regional publisher for Halifax Media Group, which also owns the Shelby Star. We looked across the country and found that the best candidate was one of our own. He has a proven track record of not just leading award-winning newspapers, but of making a newspaper and himself an integral part of the community it serves. Before assuming the publishers role at the Shelby Star, Foster served as its editor for 10 years. During that time it was part of the chain of newspapers that included the Northwest Florida Daily News, giving him familiarity with the unbelievable beauty of the region and its newspapers. I am honored to lead such a tremendous team in this growing and vibrant market, Foster said. No one provides better content and better marketing solutions than The Daily News. I cant wait to get to know this community, he continued. My favorite part of being publisher is connecting the newspaper with readers, businesses and organizations in the markets we serve. Foster leaves a legacy of community involvement in Shelby. Just this month, he was awarded the H. Eugene LeGrand Lifetime Achievement award from the United Way of Cleveland County. He was also named most outstanding volunteer on the 2007 United Way campaign and the 2010 volunteer of the year for the organization. In 2009, Foster founded Connect, Commit to Change, a community event which brings together two groups: agencies that help children and new volunteers. The effort was launched in the wake of a shooting death in Shelby, after which a Shelby Star reporter heard a young child matter-of-factly ask Who got killed? Foster wrote a column asking the community to commit to doing more for the communitys children. A board was formed and last year, during the now-annual event, more than 200 volunteers signed commitment cards to help one of the more than 50 agencies that help children. Foster has also served on the board of the Cleveland County Chamber and the legislative committee of the N.C. Press Association. He has served two stints on the vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and is a member of the Shelby Rotary Club. At The Shelby Star, he helped launch and sustain a content innovation project that earned the paper international attention. In 2007, Foster was invited to speak in Paris, France, about The Shelby Stars forays into multimedia journalism. Foster was a 2002 Ethics Fellow with the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., and helped write Poynters Journalism without Scandal report in 2003. A native of Lakeland, Foster began his career as a sports writer in Hickory, N.C., in 1988, after graduating from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. He moved to The Gaston Gazette in Gastonia, N.C., in 1989 and eventually was promoted to managing editor. Foster is married to District Court Judge Anna F. (Dina) Foster, who will be resigning her seat to relocate to the Panhandle. They have three children: Mary Frances, 18; Matthew, 15; and Will, 11. Halifax names new publisher in Fort Walton Beach, weekly newspapers 4515044 ONTHEPOOPDECK -INTHECROWSNEST-FRIDAY*SATURDAY*WEDNESDAY9PM KARAOKE DJ DANCING *AllTimesEasternFunTime*9454HWY98BEACONHILLATTHE MEXICOBEACHCITYLIMITS8506478310WWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM THURSDAY-7PMRandyStark withArtLongonSax SATURDAY-9PMTheCurrys FRIDAY-9PMDrewTillman Band SUNDAY-7PMDebiJordan WEDNESDAY-7PMAllenDykes -LADIESNIGHT-HAPPYHOUR-MONDAYFRIDAY57PM 2091938 SKIP FOs STER

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FAITHPage B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com 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 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. Special to The StarThe lmed story of a man who is changing gender will be presented at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, July 1. The exclusive lm follows a man named Bob, who says he knew at the age of 4 he was really a girl in a boys body. The lm examines issues surrounding transgenderism, such as family dynamics, workplace complications and spiritual implications. This issue, transgenderism, raises all sorts of questions for people. Increasingly, our schools, workplaces, and faith communities are looking for answers. This Lifetree program provides some insight, Lifetree Caf spokesperson Craig Cable said. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. 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. For more information, contact Gary Grubb at 334-8065667 or lwclifetreecafe@ fairpoint.net.By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Girls Auxiliary at Port St. Joe First Baptist Church has started its third annual Can Campaign recycling program. The group seeks donations of recyclable tin and aluminum cans and uses the money to purchase Christmas gifts for needy children in the area. The 20 girls, in rst through sixth grade, are part of a mission team who works within the community. Director of First Baptist, Myra Lancaster, and the GA Director Patti Hester are at the forefront of the group that falls under the umbrella of the Womans Missionary Union. When cans are dropped off, the GA members collect and bag them before theyre taken to be recycled in Panama City. The girls families, members of the church and Gulf County Schools have provided the bulk of the cans to date. The church has really been supportive, Hester said. The girls learn humility and the spirit of giving. The GA members also go to area functions and will be setting up recycling containers at local sporting events in the future in hopes the community will take notice. Lancaster said the girls arent shy when it comes to approaching others about taking an empty can that might be trash in the eyes of someone else. The GA girls are happy and enthusiastic about explaining their mission. The girls talk up the program, Lancaster said. Come Christmastime, the girls are given the rst name and age of a child in need. They take the accumulated money and shop for age-appropriate gifts. Last year, they were able to provide full Christmases to four area children. Its fun to collect the cans, GA member Erica Ramsey said. We get to use them to help other people, Madelyn Gortemoller said. The girls were pleased to show off several cardboard boxes full of aluminum that would help someones Christmas wish to come true. They do a good job, and were proud of them, Hester said. Those interested in donating to the GA can drop off their recyclable off at First Baptist Church or call to schedule a pick up. ObituariesRyan Matthew Teall, 15, of Wewahitchka, passed away on Saturday, June 22, in his home after a battle with cancer. Ryan loved God, his family, basketball, hunting and music. He was born on March 2, 1998, in Panama City. Ryan had just completed the ninth grade at Wewahitchka High School. He is survived by his mother, Kerri Barlow and husband, Byron; father, Ed Teall and wife, Chung Im; three brothers, Jacob Barlow, Daniel Teall, Samuel Teall; sister, Joy Teall; two grandmothers, Tina Teall, Christine Barlow; grandfather Bobby Barlow; greatgrandmother, Lucille Collins; aunts and uncles, Robert and Christine Saunders, James and Gale Morrison and Morgan Morrison. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka Gymnasium with the Rev. Mike Stroud and the Rev. Jason Bennett of ciating. Interment followed in Buckhorn Cemetery. The family received friends at the church on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to the Seasons of Hope Inc., 1205 Buena Vista Blvd., Panama City, FL 32401; Make-A-Wish Foundation America Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 471, Wewahitchka, FL 32456; or to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc., 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1263 in memory of Ryan Teall. Ryan Matthew Teall RYAN MATTHEW TEALLMr. James H. Yates, age 91, of Port St. Joe, passed away Saturday morning, June 22, 2013, following a long illness. Mr. Yates was born in Samson, Ala., on March 28, 1922. Following his military service in World War II, he moved to Port St. Joe in the 1950s, where he raised his family. He retired as a pipe tter from Port St. Joe Paper Company in the early 1980s. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Lou Yates, and daughter, Janet Lollie. His surviving family members include ve daughters: Anita Ward, Beth Creamer, Sara Westburg, Freda Doty and Kathy Adams; two sons: John Kimbrel and Romaine Pool. Other family members include 14 grandchildren, Michael Lollie, Harley Ward, Sandy Price, Pam Silcox, Pete Johnson, Shane Johnson, Jonathan Rexford, Shelly McRae, Krista Irizarry, Charlie Turner, Kristy Kimbrel, Jeremy Kimbrel, David Poole and Justin Poole; 20 greatgrandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Yates served as head usher at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church for many years and enjoyed his church family. He was a devout Christian, gardener and loving father and will be truly missed. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. E.D.T. on Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Oak Grove Church, conducted by the Rev. David Fernandez and the Rev. James Wiley, with interment to follow in Holly Hill Cemetery. Visitation was at the church for an hour prior to the service.James H. YatesThursday, June 27, 2013Transgenders journey shared at Lifetree CafWES LOCHER | The StarErica Ramsey, Madelyn Gortemoller, Laura Beth Hill and Ebony Alexander are part of First Baptists Girls Auxiliary Can Campaign. Girls auxiliary turns tin cans into Christmas cheer The girls learn humility and the spirit of giving.Patti Hester GA director

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, June 27, 2013 Ourlocalrealestateexpertshaveidentied whattheyfeelarethebestvaluesaroundandare oeringthemtoyouinRealEstatePicks! (Inthissection),Discoverthebestrealestatevalues inMexicoBeach,PortSt.Joe,Apalachicola, CapeSanBlas,St.GeorgeIsland,Carrabelle andsurroundingareas. RealEstatePicks BestValuesonthe ForgottenCoast VacantLot-CityofPortSt.JoeAPPROVEDSHORTSALE.BeautifulhomesitelocatedGarrisonAve.Closetonew schoolsandhospital.Lothasdirectaccesstothenewbikepath.Greatcorner location.WardRidgeisanareawherenewconstructionisfound,buythislot Rightandbuildyourdreamhome.Lotsizeis83x117.XoodZone. www.capesanblas.net 4515104 4515100 4515101 HighSchoolSeniorwithHeartDisorderFindsCureatBayMedical 615N.BonitaAvenue PanamaCity,FL32401 (850)769-1511 www.baymedical.org WhatisElectrophysiology?Cardiacelectrophysiologyisthescienceofdiagnosing andtreatinganyabnormalelectricalactivitiesof theheart.Electrophysiology(EP)isasubspecialty ofcardiologythatrequiresseveraladditional yearsoftrainingfollowingacardiologyfellowship. ElectrophysiologistsaretrainedtoperformEPstudies ofthehearttoidentifyabnormalheartrhythmsand alsotosurgicallyplaceimplanteddevicessuchas pacemakersandICDs(debrillators)totreatboth arrhythmiasandheartfailure.Tobecomeboard certiedinelectrophysiologynotonlyrequires manyadditionalyearsoftrainingandexpertise,but adedicationtotreatingthesedisorders.Worldwide thereareapproximately2,000boardcertied electrophysiologistsandBayMedicalisfortunateto havetwoonourmedicalsta-HariBaddigam,M.D. andJoeTrantham,M.D.BayMedicalisalsotheonly hospitalintheregionwiththeadvancedtechnology neededtoperformEPstudiesandforoptimal treatmentofcardiacrhythmdisorders. Special to The StarMyGULFCare is a program, offered at no cost to help low-income residents of Gulf County receive the right health care services at the right time. Offered by Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County, MyGULFCare strives to improve the health of Gulf County residents by addressing the need for coordination of care between primary care physicians, the emergency department, the department of health and specialty care providers. A variety of services are available. HOW DO YOU QUALIFY FOR MYGULFULFCARE?To qualify for MyGULFCare free services, you must meet the following qualications: U.S. citizen or legal resident, Gulf County resident, have Medicaid insurance or are uninsured and low incomeWhWH AT IS HEALTh H COAch CH INg G ?Health Coaching: If you are interested in making healthy lifestyle changes such as weight loss, increased physical activity, stress management, healthy eating or smoking cessation, then MyGULFCare Health Coaching Program can help you get started and coach you to success. Our health coaching program offers assistance in lifestyle changes, such as weight management, stress reduction, and tness plans. The Health Coaching Program involves one-to-one K.N.E.W. (Knowledge, Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness) Plans, as well as optional group and community activities. This program requires physician approval, which we can help you obtain. MyGULFCare helps those in needAuthor Janet Nicolet spent 6 months at the Clifford Chester Sims Veterans Nursing Home in Springeld interviewing military residents. She then wrote I Was There, lled with their memories. Some recalled being on the sidelines with assistance of nancial clerks, nurses, truck drivers, etc. None felt as though they were heroes. Clifford C. Sims, a native of Port St. Joe, who was awarded, posthumously, the Medal of Honor, would not have considered himself a hero either, but he was. Nicolet will have a book signing from 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 3, at No Name Book and Caf. SS PEc C IAL TO ThTH E SS TAR BOOK SIgGNINgG AT NNO NNAmME

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, June 27, 2013 MONDAY, JULY 1Monday rings in July and is the ofcial birthday of Port St. Joe! Celebrate with a party at City Commons, where a time capsule will be buried containing items chosen by students from Port St. Joe area schools. Be sure to sign the ofcial event guestbook and view PSJthemed artwork by local students. The Timeline Display will open again at 9 a.m. at Frank Pate and the nightly light show will start at dark at George Core.TUESDAY, JULY 2Head to Frank Pate Park on Tuesday evening at dark to enjoy an outdoor movie. The Timeline Display begins at 9 a.m. and the light show turns on once again at dark at George Core. Stop by the Event Welcome Center at 214 Reid Ave. to sign the ofcial centennial guestbook and enjoy the youth art display.WEDNESDAY, JULY 3Frank Pate Park will once again be the place to go for an outdoor movie at dark. The Timeline Display opens at 9 a.m. and also at dark, the nal light show display will take place at George Core Park. The Event Welcome Center will be open once again for those who would like to sign the ofcial centennial guestbook. The annual street dance will be on Martin Luther King Boulevard from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. The dance will feature food, music, vendors and performances.THURSDAY, JULY 4On Thursday, the birthday party will briey turn into a celebration of independence with the annual rework display over St. Joseph Bay. A Formal Dinner will take place at the Washington Recreation Center and run from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $15, and guests will enjoy dinner and live entertainment.FRIDAY, JULY 5As the week-long celebration winds to a close on Friday, an alumni basketball game featuring the best PSJ athletes from past and present will be at the Washington Recreation Center Gymnasium. This is the last chance to sign the ofcial centennial guestbook at the Event Welcome Center to prove you partied like it was 1913. Trades&Services GETYOURADIN CALLTODAY! 227-7847 229-1324 PROFESSIONALFLOORCARE,INC.ResidentialandCommercialCarpetandUpholsteryCleaningServingtheentireGulfCoastarea CeramicTileandGroutCleaning RVs-Cars-Trucks-Vans 24HourEmergencyWaterExtraction4510158 4515031 JOESLAWNCARE IFITSINYOURYARDLETJOETAKECAREOFITFULLLAWNSERVICES,TREETRIMMINGANDREMOVALALSOCLEANGUTTERSANDIRRIGATIONINSTILLATION,PLANTINGANDBEDDINGAVAILABLECALLJOE8503230741OREMAILJOES_LAWNYAHOO.COM TheMagicofCapeSanBlas andtheSurroundingAreaBooksavailableat: NoNameBookstore, BluewaterOutriggers, AreaBookstores,MaddoxHouse**AvailableOnline**www.marlenewomack.com www.cityportstjoe.comPostOceBox278305CecilG.Costin,Sr.Blvd.Phone(850)229-8261Fax(850)227-7522 PortSt.Joe,Florida32457"AnEqualOpportunityEmployer" The event is known as the Dust Bowl. A combination of drought, poor land management and over-grazing made for starvation conditions for millions of Great Plains cattle. The ANR cattle train was the result of a federal program to redistribute these cattle to areas with better grazing conditions. Trivia ANSANSWERERa friendly face in the school, she said. In addition to ve employees, seniors from Gulf County high schools can apply for paid positions for the summer months. Recent Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School grad Carley Clements spent her second summer working at the STAC house. She also volunteered at the 21st Century Summer Enrichment Program. Being with kids runs in my blood, said Clements, referencing her mother, Jo. Its a great mix of people, and though everyone comes from a different background, you learn the importance of treating everyone the same. At its peak, the STAC house welcomed 52 children for the summer. Parents can call the STAC house to register their children. At the Washington Recreation Center, coordinators Johanna White and Sandy Quinn celebrated the third year of their summer program. This year, they played host to 70 kids, ages 5-17, with the mission of education and providing one hot meal each day. Funded by the Jessie Ball DuPont Foundation and the Gulf County Workforce Board, kids in the program have access to science labs, where they learn about marine life, a 15-station computer lab that helps reinforce math skills and allows students to stay updated on current events in the community. Kids also have quiet time for an hour and a half each day where they are encouraged to read. Kids also attend a weekly art class with Leslie Wentzell of the Artery and a basketball camp run by Pete Smith, a professional player in the European League. Its an awesome summer program, said White, now in her second year as a coordinator. The kids have fun, but theyre also learning. Quinn, a physical education teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary, has been involved from the start and has enjoyed fostering an educational environment that ensures kids will be ready for school when it resumes in the fall. It gives the kids something to look forward to, he said. In addition to her staff counselors, White has 20 interns who help with the camp and throughout the community. Local students can apply and go through an interview process in hopes of landing a paid position. These students also receive on-the-job training including telephone etiquette, nances and interviewing skills. Students from the University of Auburn are also on-hand and volunteer their time to helping the kids learn. Kids enrolled in the program take eld trips once a week, whether its to the Bay to investigate sea life or for a ride down the Apalachicola River. At the end of the summer, kids will be treated to a day of fun at Shipwreck Island Waterpark or a cruise on the Sea Dragon Pirate Ship in Panama City. The students build social skills and have a lot of fun, White said. These kids grab your heart. SUMMER from page B1 WES LL OCHER | The StarKids at the STAC house stay active during the summer. CENTENNIAL from page B1

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, June 27, 2013 The Star | B7 91452S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-248CA HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi banking corporation,. Plaintiff, vs. WILTON R. MILLER, an individual; SUSANNE D. MILLER, an individual; and KENNETH G. FISH, an individual, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a summary final judgment of foreclosure in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows: Parcel One Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East along the West boundary of Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, a distance of 1341.09 feet to a point lying on the Southwesterly rightof-way boundary of State Road No: 30-E; thence leaving said West Section boundary run Southeasterly along said Southwesterly right-of-way boundary the following three (3) courses: South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 Seconds East 1642.44 feet to a point of curve; thence run along said curve with a radius of 11,426.79 feet through a central angle of 02 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds for an arc distance of 427.29 feet; thence leaving said curve run South 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds East 790.21 feet; thence leaving said Southwesterly right-of-way boundary run North 64 degrees 26 minutes 16 seconds East 100.00 feet to a concrete monument lying on the Northeasterly right-of-way boundary of said State Road, said point also marking the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning and leaving said Northeasterly right-of-way boundary run North 64 degrees 30 minutes 21 seconds East 832.61 feet to the approximate mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay; thence run Southeasterly along said mean high water line the following ten (10) courses: South 11 degrees 18 minutes 48 seconds East 31.93 feet; South 06 degrees 06 minutes 27 seconds East 44.07; feet South 28 degrees 07 minutes 31 seconds East 39.12 feet; South 30 degrees 01 minute 57 seconds East 83.90 feet; South 20 degrees 11 minutes 04 seconds East 42.27 feet; South 23 degrees 16 minutes 15 seconds East 49.83 feet; South 28 degrees 32 minutes 39 seconds East 30.48 feet; South 26 degrees 35 minutes 31 seconds East 30.49 feet; South 08 degrees 42 minutes 37 seconds East 40.30 feet; South 03 degrees 01 minute 00 seconds East 13.57 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line run South 64 degrees 23 minutes 31 seconds West 254.31 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961); thence run South 01 degree 45 minutes 01 second West 39.71 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961) marking a point of curve concave to the Southerly; thence run Southeasterly along said curve with a radius of 122.35 feet through a central angle 07 degrees 09 minutes 46 seconds for an arc distance of 15.30 feet, chord being South 85 degrees 32 minutes 32 seconds East 15.29 feet, to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961) marking a point of reverse curve, thence run Northeasterly along said curve with a radius of 45.73 feet, through a central angle of 44 degrees 22 minutes 58 seconds for an arc distance of 35.42 feet, chord being North 74 degrees 57 minutes 30 seconds East 34.54 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961); thence leaving said curve run South 36 degrees 22 minutes 32 seconds East 19.98 feet to a concrete monument (marked #3961); thence run South 25 degrees 50 minutes 32 seconds East 31.16 feet to a concrete monument (marked #3961); thence run North 64 degrees 27 minutes 08 seconds East 200.26 feet to a point lying on said mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay; thence run South 24 degrees 55 minutes 01 second East along said mean high water line 9.94 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line run South 64 degrees 26 minutes 08 seconds West 200.10 feet to an Iron rod and cap (marked #7160); thence run South 64 degrees 28 minutes 22 seconds West 598.19 feet to a concrete monument lying on said Northeasterly right-ofway boundary; thence run North 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds West along said Northeasterly right-of-way boundary 510.02 feet to the Point of Beginning. Above said description also known as Lots; 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and Tract 20 of Bayside as recorded in Official Records Book 123, Pages 362-378 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Parcel Two Lot 5 of Bayside, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West Gulf County, Florida; thence run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East along the West boundary of Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West Gulf County, Florida, a distance of 1341.09 feet to a point lying on the Southwesterly rightof-way boundary of Stale Road No: 30-E; thence leaving said West Section boundary run Southeasterly along said Southwesterly right-of-way boundary the following three (3) courses: South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East 1642.44 feet to a point of curve; thence run along said curve with a radius of 11,426.79 feet through a central angle of 02 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds for an arc distance of 427.29 feet; thence leaving said curve run South 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds East 790.21 feet; thence leaving said Southwesterly right-of-way boundary run North 64 degrees 26 minutes 16 seconds East 100.00 feet to a concrete monument lying on the Northeasterly right-of-way boundary of said State Road; thence run South 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds East along said Northeasterly right-of-way boundary 510.02 feet to a concrete monument; thence leaving said Northeasterly right-of-way boundary run North 64 degrees 28 minutes 22 seconds East 598.19 feet to an Iron rod and cap (marked #7160); thence run North 25 degrees 50 minutes 42 seconds West 10.00 feet to a concrete monument (marked #3961) marking the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning run North 64 degrees 27 minutes 08 seconds East 200.26 feet to a point lying on the approximate mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay; thence run Northwesterly along said mean high water line the following three (3) courses: North 24 degrees 55 minutes 01 second West 34.78 feet; North 11 degrees 34 minutes 08 seconds west 39.82 feet; North 03 degrees 01 minute 00 seconds West 29.09 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line run South 64 degrees 23 minutes 31 seconds West 254.31 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961); thence run South 01 degree 45 minutes 01 second West 39.71 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961) marking a point of curve concave to the Southerly; thence run Southeasterly along said curve with a radius of 122.35 feet through a central angle 07 degrees 09 minutes 46 seconds for an arc distance of 15.30 feet, chord being South 85 degrees 32 minutes 32 seconds East 15.29 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961) marking a point of reverse curve; thence run Northeasterly along said curve with a radius of 45.73 feet, through a central angle of 44 degrees 22 minutes 58 seconds for an arc distance of 35.42 feet, chord being North 74 degrees 57 minutes 30 seconds East 34.54 feet to an iron rod -and cap (marked #3961); thence leaving said curve run South 36 degrees 22 minutes 32 seconds East 19.98 feet to a concrete monument (marked #3961); thence run South 25 degrees 50 minutes 32 seconds East 31.16 feet to the Point of Beginning. at public sale, in the presence of the Plaintiff, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, on July 11th, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. ET, pursuant to the terms of the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure and 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. 14th CIRCUIT (Gulf County) 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, FL 32447 Phone: 850-718-0026 Hearing & Voice impaired: 1-800-955-8771 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org Dated this 11th day of June, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk FRED D. FRANKLIN, JR. ESQUIRE GABRIEL CRAFTON, ESQUIRE ROGERS TOWERS, P.A. 1301 Riverplace Blvd. Suite 1500 Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904)398-3911 Attorneys for Plaintiff June 20, 27, 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 91538S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDASTATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Contender Property Services, located at 104 E. Kelly Dr., in the County of Gulf, in the City of Port St Joe, Florida, 32456 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Port St Joe, Florida, this 18th day of June, 2013. Daniel Shearer June 27, 2013 94087S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-256-CA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. OLIVIER DUCIMETIEREMONOD and TOWN CENTRE NORTH CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., an inactive Florida corporation, TOWN CENTRE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., an inactive Florida corporation, and UNKNOWN TENANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on May 30th, 2013, in Case No. 2012-256-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit for Gulf County, Florida, in which Centennial Bank, as successor in interest by merger with PREMIER BANK is the Plaintiff, and OLIVIER DUCIMETIERE-MONOD and TOWN CENTRE NORTH CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., an inactive Florida corporation, TOWN CENTRE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., an inactive Florida corporation, and UNKNOWN TENANTS, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: UNIT 206 AND 208, TOWN CENTRE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, AS PER DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM FOR TOWN CENTRE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 426, PAGE 92, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND ALSO: UNITS A AND C, TOWN CENTRE NORTH CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, AS PER DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM FOR TOWN CENTRE NORTH CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 426, PAGE 39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. The sale will be held on July 11, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the Gulf County Courthouse, located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, 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:June 13, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Gulf County Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk June 20, 27, 2013 94063S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 12-48-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF CECIL DOYLE RAMSEY, JR. Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of CECIL DOYLE RAMSEY, JR., deceased, whose date of death was September 19, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal represen-tatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 20, 2013. Personal Representative: David A. Gaskin 224 Annie Avenue Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com June 20, 27, 2013 94095S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000390 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BENJAMIN C. SHERRILL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 06, 2013 and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA000390 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and BENJAMIN C. SHERRILL; JANE ANN SHERRILL; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 18th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 20 AND THE SOUTH 1/3 OF LOT 21, BLOCK 76, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1018 MCCLELLAND AVENUE, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 17, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F11002088 June 27, July 4, 2013 94097S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-17-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JUDY DARNA, HENRY DARNA, MARVIN DARNA, II, MELODY POWELL, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) I, and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure dated May 29, 2013, in Case No. 13-17-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 JUDY DARNA, HENRY DARNA, MARVIN DARNA, II, and MELODY POWELL are the Defendants, 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 18th, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of the intersection of Bonita Street and Trout Avenue for a Point of Beginning; thence proceed North along the East boundary line of Trout Avenue a distance of 135 feet; thence make a 90 degree turn and proceed 300 feet East to the East boundary line of Government Lot 14; thence make a 90 degree turn and proceed South along the East boundary line of Government Lot 14 a distance of 135 feet; thence make a 90 degree turn and proceed West along the Northern boundary line of Bonita Street a distance of 300 feet to the Point of Beginning. This property being located in the South half of Government Lot 14 in Section 26, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: June 17, 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 27, July 4, 2013 94125S 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. 1224 Application No. 2013-27 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 04581-260R Description of Property: Lots 11 and 12, of Port St. Joe Commerce Park Phase II, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 54 and 55, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Port Industrial LLC 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 31st day of July, 2013. Dated this 24th day of June, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 2013 94127S 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. 375 Application No. 2013-28 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 01713-000R Description of Property: PARCEL NO. I: BEGINNING at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, thence Northeasterly on a Magnetic Bearing of North 1 Degree 30 Minutes East, for a distance of 245.82 feet to a point; thence turn an angle 19 Degrees 3 Minutes Left and continue Line on a Magnetic Bearing of North 17 Degrees 33 Minutes West, a distance of 131.70 feet to a POINT OF BEGINNING, said point being at right angles to and 33 feet Easterly from the C/L of State Highway No. 71; from the POINT OF BEGINNING, project a line on a Magnetic Bearing North 49 Degrees 32 Minutes East for a distance of 250.00 feet, more or less, to a point on the West edge of the West ARM of Dead Lakes Swamp, said Point along being a Point on the City Limits boundary of Wewahitchka, Florida; thence Northwesterly on a Meandering line along the City Limits boundary of Wewahitchka, Florida, to a point on the East boundary of the R/W of State Road 71, formerly No. 6, said point being the Point of Intersection of the East boundary of the R/W of State Road 71 and the channel of the West Arm of Dead Lakes Swamp; thence Southeasterly on the East boundary of State Road 71 (33 feet East of C/L of State Road 71) a distance of 734 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING; being in Sections 13 and 14, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, all said land lying and being in Gulf County, Florida. PARCEL NO. II: COMMENCE at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, and extend a line East along the South line of

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YEAR 75, NUMBER 37 Thursday, JUNE 27, 2013 Forward momentum continues for port By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m The St. Joe Company last week announced another agreement that offers opportunities for growth at the Port of Port St. Joe, provided maintenance dredging of the shipping channel can be accomplished. St. Joe announced it had signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Enova Energy Group that could lead to the shipping of a minimum of 1 million metric tons per year of wood pellets through the Port of Port St. Joe by way of the AN Railway. The wood pellets would be shipped to overseas markets. Enova also has interest in using or developing facilities provided the Port of Port St. Joe can accommodate the vessels need for the shipment of commercial wood pellets. Enova is a full service, clean energy development company specializing in development and operations of contracted renewable based assets. The LOI with St. Joe contemplates economic development opportunities for Northwest Florida, including the potential to bolster usage of the AN Railway and make the Port of Port St. Joe operational. This is the second LOI signed by St. Joe with an energy company in the past two months. The agreement with Enova is similar to an LOI signed with Green Circle Bio Energy, Inc. last month. That LOI anticipated Green Circle would establish a wood pellet site along the AN Railway and ship up to 150,000 metric tons of pellets through the Port of Port St. Joe, contingent on the completion of maintenance dredging. “We welcome Enova to the Port of Port St. Joe and are exBOCC nixes agenda changes By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m County Commissioner Joanna Bryan has pushed for two months to bring transparency and consistency to the Board of County Commissioners meeting agendas she believes is needed. During Monday’s regular meeting – rescheduled from Tuesday due to a Florida Association of Counties conference – Bryan’s fellow commissioners pushed back. Bryan’s motion to implement a new agenda process as a “pilot program” and “soft rollout” for the next two meeting cycles died for a lack of a second after Commissioner Carmen McLemore said he wanted to put the issue to rest. Bryan supported a procedure drafted by county attorney Jeremy Novak. In short strokes, the process would require that any request to be included on the agenda that came after the current deadline for inclusion, whether from a commissioner, staff or the public, come with justi cation for inclusion in an amended agenda. The justi cation would include the reason for any urgency, budget impact and other factors for commissioners to consider at the beginning of each meeting to amend the agenda or not. That is a similar process to that used by the Gulf County School Board, which votes at the beginning of every meeting, to accept any amendments. Bryan said the city of Port St. Joe does not even vote on any item not on the agenda. She said her research around the state showed that most counties provide more detail on an agenda as to what will be considered at a given meeting. Novak noted that the proposed policy includes much of what the BOCC already does in crafting an agenda, but adds that issues proposed after the deadline — the Wednesday prior to the Tuesday meeting — would require written justi cation for inclusion. Lister gives back with book-signing, River Day Celebration By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m Wewahitchka author Michael Lister is celebrating an award by giving back to the area that informs so much of his writing. In addition to a book signing Friday at the No Name Caf in Port St. Joe, Lister will be part of a River Day Celebration on Saturday at Gaskin Park, at the end of Lake Grove Road in Wewahitchka. He will also donate a portion of book pro ts from his awardwinning novel to an organization advocating for the health of the Apalachicola River and Bay. Lister recently won his second Florida Book Award, a Silver Medal in Popular Fiction, for the fth volume in his John Jordan mystery series, “Blood Sacri ce.” Lister won a Bronze Medal in General Fiction for “Double Exposure” in 2009. The Silver Medal was of particular import because the John Jordan series is the springboard for everything Lister has written in the past 15 years. “It was really a surprise,” Lister said. “It meant so much to me. That was so special. I didn’t see it coming. I was just thrilled.” To date, Lister has had 11 novels, three short-story collections, and three nonction books published. “I have written a lot of other books, but I always return to John Jordan,” Lister said. “There is a soft spot in my heart for that series. My rst published novel was a John Jordan mystery and now 15 years later for the fth book in the series to be honored in this way means so much to me.” Lister serves on the board of the Apalachicola Riverkeeper, a non-pro t organization advocating for the health of the Apalachicola River, its tributaries and watersheds as well as Apalachicola Bay. And as “Double Exposure” and By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m The Daraja Children’s Choir of Africa performed at the Oak Grove Church in Port St. Joe last week, and shared their brand of worship with the congregation through song and dance. The group is made up of 12 girls and 12 boys ages 1013 from Kaihura, Uganda. Their show is a 60-minute spectacle of Ugandan and traditional English songs and videos of their lives in Africa. The Daraja choir is sponsored by The 410 Bridge mission group, which provides community-initiated development in Kenya, Uganda and Haiti. It serves in 26 communities and impacts over 300,000 people with clean water, education and economic development. The group’s three-month southeastern tour is being led by 410 members Rob and Elisa Allred of Atlanta. The couple was on tour with another children’s choir when they experienced another group of Daraja students performing at a church in 2011 and knew they wanted to be a part of it. “We loved 410’s model and the way that they invest in communities,” said Elisa. “They work alongside the community instead of doing it for them.” In each town they visit, the Allreds nd host families for the 24 children and 14 adults that make up the tour group. ( See Letter to the Editor Page A5 ) The Ugandan children spend time with their host families doing activities, eating and immersing each other in their foreign cultures. “It’s an incredible culture exchange on both sides,” said Rob. “Some of the kids who were quiet at the start are now the most outgoing.” “It’s exciting and encouraging seeing how they’ve blossomed,” added Elisa. Part of 410’s mission is to have the children return to Uganda disciplined, developed and educated. Three teachers from Africa accompany the group hosting school lessons during the day. Bridge between countries See PORT A2 IF YOU GO... Michael Lister will be signing his award-winning book and other titles at the No Name Cafe in Port St. Joe from 4-7 p.m. ET on Friday, June 28. 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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, June 27, 2013 Daraja means “bridge” in Scandinavian and the mission group sees the choir as a way of building a connection between two very different countries. “It’s an opportunity to have their hearts opened up to life outside of their own culture,” said Elisa. “We’re all stuck in our own small worlds.” The goal of the choir is to show others children who are completely happy and free despite the situa tions and conditions found within their country. Rob said, “So often we have an idea that you need so much to be happy. These kids are proof you don’t need a at screen TV and an Escalade.” The choir is made up of children from the commu nities that the 410 Bridge sponsors throughout Uganda. The choir director, Abu, has been a part of the pro gram since it began in 2006. He also becomes a father gure to the children, help ing to develop and mentor in order to turn them into leaders so they’ll prosper when they return home. Abu holds auditions within the communities and nds the kids who will make the best additions to the choir or who will grow from the experience. Rob said, “Abu has such a gift for nding kids with the spark.” Daraja had performed the week prior at First Bap tist Church in Port St. Joe. Word quickly got back to Oak Grove Pastor James Wiley. Having spent time in Uganda with his children, who are missionaries, he built a strong connection with the country and was happy to host the group at the church. It also helped the Allreds ll an empty date in their schedule. “I have experienced the pure passion and joy in Uganda and worship is uni versal,” Wiley said. The 24 choir members arrived in the U.S. May 12 and started their tour in Atlanta. Prior to hitting the road the children spent six weeks getting a “crash course” on life in the Unit ed States which was turned into a fun learning experi ence. Because it was their rst visit to North America, a highlight for Rob and Elisa was watching the kids experience various “rsts.” “They saw elevators for the rst time and were amazed by a room that moved. These are things that we don’t even think about,” said Elisa. “One child was en thralled by the highway system. He talked about how he could bring that back to Uganda,” said Rob. “He was amazed by the or ganization of it and now he wants to be an engineer.” On July 31 the group will return to Uganda for two months before returning to the U.S. in September for a tour that will cover the east coast and Texas. “It’s a life-changing ex perience,” said Elisa. “Each day offers something new and I feel like I have the best job in the world.” “The kids leave such an impact and we’re blessed to be part of it,” said Rob. 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This letter of intent with Enova is key to helping us reach this goal.” Maintenance dredging is criti cal to the LOIs with Enova and Green Circle. Port director Tommy Pitts said the port is moving along parallel paths to secure mainte nance dredging, permitting and funding, with the goal of accom plishing the task within the next two years. As noted by the Florida Ports Council in its annual report, the Port of Port St. Joe is “well-posi tioned” for bulk cargo shipments given the access to rail, the In tracoastal Waterway and state and federal highways. The port has a navigational channel that is federally autho rized to a maximum of 37 feet. Pitts said during a recent Port Authority meeting that the goal would be to initially dredge to a minimum of 33 feet with the ulti mate goal the authorized depth. Dredging the channel to the authorized depth will open “many new opportunities” for the port, Pitts said. The LOI between The St. Joe Company and Enova Energy Group, as with Green Circle, is contingent upon the Port of Port St. Joe receiving funding to com plete maintenance dredging of the shipping channel. “Adequate infrastructure is paramount to bringing new business and jobs to Northwest Florida,” said Park Brady, CEO for The St. Joe Company. “The prospective rail improvements to the AN Railway are critical to open doors for economic develop ment for the Port of Port St. Joe and surrounding areas. The last major hurdle to an operational port and new jobs is the neces sary dredging improvement to the shipping channel.” Those rail improvements would be funded by a $5 million grant from the Florida Depart ment of Transportation. That grant was secured, but is cur rently on hold pending further state review. The FDOT has made avail able to the Port of Port St. Joe a $750,000 grant for the engineer ing and permitting of dredging of the ship channel. That grant comes with a $250,000 local match and the Port Authority and St. Joe Company are working on the details of that local match. In addition, some $400,000 in federal funds is available for the engineering and permitting work. “We will continue to push for funding to complete the dredging of the channel so that this oppor tunity and other future growth can come to fruition and create good jobs for the area,” said state Rep. Halsey Beshears, who rep resents Gulf County. The LOI between Enova and St. Joe, as with Green Circle, an ticipates new business develop ment opportunities to create jobs in the region provided the pieces fall together as contemplated in the LOI. With signicant experience in related industries, Enova En ergy Group is interested in de veloping, constructing, owning and operating wood pellet facili ties throughout the southeastern U.S. The company is currently de veloping three wood pellet pro duction facilities in the South east and expects to make its rst shipment of pellets in the fourth quarter of 2014. Enova also expects that its bio mass to electricity plant in Plain eld, Conn., will start operations in the fourth quarter of 2013. “Port St. Joe and the surround ing areas offer some excellent opportunities for the expansion of our wood pellet export busi ness,” said Ben Easterlin, Senior Vice President of Development for Enova. “We look forward to a good relationship with The St. Joe Company and the State of Florida.” The news of the latest agree ment reached by the St. Joe Company, which entered into a collaborative agreement last year with the Port Authority to develop the Port of Port St. Joe, was applauded by local, state and federal ofcials. “We are excited and encour aged by the news of the relation ship between Enova and The St. Joe Company,” said Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson, Jr. “The city and the Port of Port St. Joe could see a tremendous increase in economic activity due to this venture. “The potential for further port improvements and job creation bodes well for the City of Port St. Joe, Gulf County and the entire region.” County Commissioner War ren Yeager said the county was excited about the ongoing prog ress with the Port of Port St. Joe and said as past chairman of the Port Authority he understood the difculties of securing new port business. “The St. Joe Company needs to be commended on its efforts and Gulf County is pleased for this announcement,” Yeager said. “These are exciting times, not only for Port St. Joe and Gulf County, but the entire region. Economic development has tak en a huge step forward for all of us.” Congressman Steve Souther land echoed those comments. “This agreement is an im portant step forward for Port St. Joe and the surrounding area,” Southerland said. “This is a great example of two partners of in dustry and innovation coming to gether to seek to create jobs and expand economic development, and I couldn’t be happier about the opportunities it will bring to Northwest Florida.” PORT from page A1 WES LOCHER | The Star Members of The 410 Bridge and tour coordinators Elisa and Rob Allred were invited to perform at Oak Grove Church by Pastor James Wiley. BRIDGE from page A1

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A weeklong celebr ation J une 28 – J uly 5 F or curr ent schedule of e v ents see www .PSJcentennialCelebr ation.com “Blood Sacrice” touched on issues surrounding the river and swamps that surround it, Lister saw a “great oppor tunity to do something.” That something is two days of celebration of his writings and the river, with a portion of proceeds go ing to the Riverkeeper organization. Lister will donate half of all prots from every copy of “Blood Sacrice” sold this summer to the organization. “Winning a Florida Book Award really helps boost the prole of the book and the series and the other things you have written,” Lister said. “There is no question you get a bump from that for everything you write. “Part of the mystery/ thriller plot of “Blood Sacri ce” involves key environ mental issues facing Florida so it’s a natural t to use sales of the book for this cause.” Serving on the River keeper board he under stands the dire need for and the importance of the organization. “With all the water wars and issues we are facing, the collapse of the bay especial ly, there is a real challenge here,” Lister said. “It seems like there is no reasonable ness, nothing makes sense. And there are solutions. We can do so much more with less water. “There is a great deal of concern among Riverkeeper for the bay and I am equally concerned about the rivers and the swamps. I just love this area so much and I am mindful of the issues we are facing. “If we just rely on our elected ofcials, we are screwed. Alabama and Flor ida seem to be on the same page, but the way Georgia and the (U.S. Army) Corps have managed things, how do you get someone who has everything they want to the table.” Lister will hold a book signing at No Name Caf and the following day the River Day Celebration promises something for all ages. Wewa Search and Res cue will offer free boat rides on the river, including so nar so passengers can get a glimpse of life below the surface. There will be a boat poker run and a biker rally which will begin in Bay County, meander through Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka and end at Gaskin Park. Dave Lloyd out of Bay County will be on hand to provide live music through out the day, there will be a boat and car wash and a rides, pony and bounzee, for the kids. Lister will be reading from his writings and the photography of Clyde Butch er will be on display. “I just thought it would be a great idea to meet at the river and on it and en tire thing is a fundraiser for Riverkeeper.” Entry to the event is free, though there will be charges for some activities. “I’ve always wanted my books to be highly entertain ing, but not just that,” Lister said. “I want them to make a difference in the lives of their readers, to enrich them, to expand them in some small way. Partnering with Riverkeeper is doing the same thing—trying to make a difference.” “Blood Sacrice” and Lister’s other books are available in hardcover, pa perback, ebook, and audio book, and can be found on line, at bookstores, and at his website www.MichaelLister. com For more information call Dawn at 628-4559 or email Pulpwood Press at Pulp woodPress@gmail.co m LISTER from page A1 “I think this is an important communication tool,” Bryan said of the proposed agenda policy, which she said would enhance communications among staff, among commissioners and maybe most importantly for the public. “Every other county has an agenda policy in place to encour age communications.” She said too many board deci sions are made on verbally com municated information — she cited recent work at Dalkeith Industrial Park in which the con tents of a motion required a spe cial meeting to clarify — and said the BOCC would be better served on all issues of import with writ ten information in front of each commissioner. “Small counties work this way,” she said, refuting an asser tion from Commissioner Warren Yeager that they do not. “Cities work this way, school boards work this way. Why can’t things be on an agenda? “This is to encourage people to get on the agenda in a timely fashion. I am asking for the board to ask staff to work in this direc tion. It is important things are in writing. We need to be as efcient as possible.” She asked not that the board adopt the policy, but that staff fol low the policy as a pilot project through two meeting cycles to de termine tweaks that might need to be made. McLemore dismissed the idea out of hand. He said such a policy would restrict the ability of com missioners to vote on a pressing issue brought from the public. “I’ve been on this board for 13 years and I don’t have a problem with the way we are operating now,” McLemore said. Commissioner Ward McDan iel said there were aspects of the policy he did not like, particularly a provision requiring a super-ma jority of four votes from the BOCC to amend the agenda to include a late item. He sought clarication from Novak that the policy proposed did not derive from state law, but a proposed county policy change. Commissioner Warren Yeager agreed with Bryan earlier this year about the need for transparency but said the policy went too far. “I am all for transparency but this is too restrictive,” Yeager said. “I need to make a decision sometimes based on what my con stituents, the public, bring to me. It is too restrictive of a policy.” Commissioner Tan Smiley said the policy would impede the process. “Government is slow and I don’t want to slow the process down,” Smiley said. Bryan argued that nothing in the policy would “slow anything” and the policy would make it eas ier for staff, commissioners and the public. Bryan said most issues brought to the board – such as the change in probation services tak en up at the prior meeting – are not emergencies. She added that the BOCC seemed to be going out of its way to keep the public out. She further noted the classes she has taken with the Florida Association of Counties and said the board is not applying lessons learned at FAC conferences, not ing that much of the training ma terial she has seen was in part crafted by Yeager. “I want the public to realize that they are paying for this board to travel all over to attend these classes and we are not imple menting what we are learning,” Bryan said. Yeager said, “I disagree.” Smiley said the FAC classes had helped him and some items that might translate in other coun ties don’t necessarily translate to Gulf County. COUNTY-WIDE VOTING Novak said the U.S. Supreme Court would issue a decision this week pertaining to the Voting Rights Act, specically a provi sion that mandates that counties or cities under a federal decree due to prior discrimination must have federal pre-clearance before implementing any voting chang es, such as redistricting. Novak said the decision could have an impact on the research and case Gulf County has been building in recent years as the BOCC has alternately considered or not moving to county-wide voting. Novak asked for board direc tion on bringing the experts hired by the BOCC down next month to discuss the impacts of the Su preme Court decision. The county can only consider redistricting in odd-numbered years so unless action is taken soon, redistricting could not be considered again un til 2015. Commissioners asked for the consultant to report in July. “I think it is important to move forward on what the voters clear ly want which is county-wide vot ing,” Yeager said.PROBATION SERVIcC ES The county will take over probation services this week, exercising a 15-day termination clause for cause included in its contract with Florida Probation Services. The board narrowly approved moving probation services inhouse — despite being provided with no formal plan on the transi tion, budget impact, etc. — at its last meeting. Novak wrote Florida Proba tion Services regarding fullling the existing contract, which ran through October and Florida Pro bation Services — which deputy administrator Michael Hammond had labeled “nearly a scam” — replied it would exercise a 60-day out clause and be done by Aug 10. The board approved Novak’s suggestion to exercise the 15-day termination clause. BOCC from page A1 SpSP E c C IAl L TO TT HE SS TAR The rivers and swamps of the area have a key role in many Lister books.

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Circulation:1-800-345-8688 OPINION www.starfl.com A Section The young and beautiful Catherine (Cat in the Hat) Balsam graduates from high school next year. Places to go on her senior trip abound. As her favorite uncle I leaned in close as she discussed the possibilities. Someone mentioned Washington, D. C. and I saw her eyes light up. Oh, that is one of my favorite places. Theyve got so many museums, statues, parks and historical sites. It is just such a great place to visit. There are so many things to see... I didnt catch the rest of the travelogue. Bless her heart, she had sent my memory racing back to a distant past. There were places as a young boy I dreamed of seeing, cities I wanted to view from the inside out, roads I craved to drive down and mountains I wanted to look off of. But Washington D.C. was never on my list. As a matter of fact, Id rank Washington right up there with Gary, Indiana, or any place in Syria, as my least likely vacation destinations! Course, we never went on a vacation when I was Cats age. If my parents could spare the time we went to see grandmother or Uncle Hugh. They told us it was a vacation because it took three hours to get there and we got to sleep in a different bed. We were young but we werent idiots! A trip to your relatives is not a vacation! Plus, they didnt even live close to anywhere. Entertainment consisted of sitting on the front steps with all the cousins and watching the grass grow. Uncle Clifford would have us picking cotton. Uncle Womack had us milk cows. We could have stayed home and milked for goodness sakes! I wanted to go to Texas or Arizona. I think thats where Lash LaRue fought the bad guys. I wanted to visit the dude ranch where Roy and Dale would pick you up in that station wagon with the wooden sides. We wanted to go to Tombstone and see for ourselves the town too tough to die. We wanted to get to Lincoln County, New Mexico, before the cattle wars ended. By junior high we realized that getting to Hollywood, meeting Hopalong Cassidy or watching the sun set over Waikiki Beach might be setting the bar a little high. Shucks, I would have settled for a trip to Rock City; or a ride across the Mississippi on the ferry at Tiptonville; or an afternoon at the state fair in Nashville. The truth is I was traveling with a college football team when I spent my rst night in a hotel. We ew into Dallas for a game against Austin College. Listen, Coach Carter made it perfectly clear that we werent down here for no sight seeing. I was so afraid of him I didnt dare look around. I dont know if we passed by the Alamo, Dealey Plaza or the Rio Grande! Ive always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon. The pictures are unbelievable! Nothing could be that deep or wide! I want to know if you can see the Colorado River from the top of the rim. I want to hear some old timers story about getting down in the bottom and not being able to get back out! I want to lean over the side and spit. I would love to see the Snake River. I dont even know where it is; I think Montana or Wyoming. I dont know one thing about it. Except it appears to be fairly crooked and Lewis and Clark used it on their trek to explore the Louisiana Purchase. I like the name. If it is close to Jackson Hole, I could kill two vacations with one stone. How about Alaska? Ive been hankering to get there ever since John Wayne and Fabian found the gold just a little southeast of Nome. I want to see the northern lights and the caribou crawl. I want to mush a team of huskies through the snow. I want to pet White Fang. How great would it be to scratch that call of the wild itch! I think about Alaska a lot in July and August... There is a cornbread festival held every year in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. I dont know what all they do there except sample the obvious but Id like to check it out. When I tell them how much cornbread Ive eaten over the years I gure Id be in line for a judges role for sure! Of all my vacation plans and aspirations, this is the trip my wife shows the least interest in. As a matter of fact, if I cant talk you into going with me, Ill catch this one by myself! I would like to see the sun rise over Coeur dAlene, Idaho. And climb Pikes Peak. And drive across Hoover Dam. Id like to take a month off and ride down route 66. I want to stare at those presidents heads someone thoughtfully cut out in the Dakotas. Id like to retrace Custers last day. I would like to spend a football week-end in Oxford, Mississippi. Or ride in one of the hot air balloons at the festival in Albuquerque. The possibilities are endless... Course, when my boys came along, we took them home to visit their grandparents. I told them it was a vacation. As they grew older they grumbled a mite and suggested Disney World or that big fair in Knoxville. I explained to them we WERE on a vacation! It was a long ways to grannys ... and we were sleeping in a different bed... Respectfully, Kes I havent gotten there yet... What to do when a loved one dies Whether its expected or accidental, the death of a loved one can shake you to the core. The last thing you want is to have to interrupt grieving to deal with mundane tasks, but unfortunately there are many actions that must be done on behalf of the deceased. Some must be taken immediately, while with others you can take your time and re ect on the best path to follow. Heres a checklist: If the death occurs under hospital or hospice watch, they will notify the proper authorities and help you make arrangements with the coroners of ce for transport of the remains. If it happens at home, call local police or 911 for assistance. If he or she was an organ donor, youll need to act quickly. Reach out for help in making arrangements and locating key documents. Split up such tasks as contacting others who will want to know, taking care of pets, collecting mail and safeguarding the deceaseds home if its now vacant. Look for a will or other document that spells out the deceaseds burial or cremation wishes many people make funeral arrangements in advance, even paying ahead of time. The funeral home can guide you through the paperwork process, such as placing an obituary and ordering death certi cates. Hopefully, the deceased prepared a will that names an executor to oversee the disposition of his or her estate; otherwise, the court will have to appoint one. In sorting through their les, also look for: a trust; insurance policies; bank, credit card, mortgage and loan accounts; safe deposit box key; contact information for lawyer, doctor, accountant or other professional advisors; and passwords to computer and other accounts. Within the rst few days, start notifying organizations with which the deceased had business or nancial arrangements. In most cases youll be required to submit a certi ed copy of the death certi cate, so be sure to order ample copies. Youll need to contact: Current or former employers for information about possible nal wages, accrued vacation, retirement, life insurance or other death bene ts. Social Security Administration. If they were receiving Social Security bene ts, you'll need to stop payment right away. Funeral homes often do this, but be sure to ask. Once you've noti ed Social Security, they will contact Medicare to cancel bene ts. However, if they were enrolled in a Medicare Prescription or Advantage Plan or had a Medigap policy, contact each to cancel coverage. Veteran's Administration. Veterans, their immediate family members and certain others may be entitled to burial at a national cemetery. Forward their mail to a secure address so you don't miss important correspondence. Cancel their driver's license to avoid identity fraud. Banks, credit unions, credit card issuers and other lenders to close accounts or if you are a surviving spouse, to convert accounts to your name only. If they had a safe deposit box and you don't have the key, ask what documentation you need to gain access. Insurance companies, to cancel auto and homeowner's policies; however, consider keeping them activated until assets are sold, in case of theft or damage. Close email accounts. Cancel magazine subscriptions and utilities. Finally, the executor will have to deal with such issues as locating bene ciaries, distributing inherited property, ling nal tax returns, and settling outstanding debts. Youd be wise to work with an attorney who specializes in probate issues. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMone y My high school is planning a 50th anniversary of the school later this year. A nice lady from my high school alma mater wrote and asked me if I would be interested in being the Class Agent for my graduating class. In describing my responsibilities, she noted that I would be friend-raising instead of fundraising. Im not so good at asking folks for money, so I was relieved and happy to help my school. The rst thing I had to do was nd some of my lost classmates. They werent really lost; I think they were just hiding. Out the 47 members of the Class of I needed to nd about 7 of my classmates. I found the contact information for 6 of the 7 within a few days and forwarded the information to the school. That meant I only needed to nd one more person that graduated with me Judy. Judy wasnt going to be easy to nd. She was a foreign exchange student from Australia. I was sure she wouldnt be able to come back to the schools 50th birthday celebration, but I still wanted to ful ll my duties as the Class Agent. I like a challenge. Judy was from Australia, but I didnt remember the city or anything else that would have helped. I had no idea where she went to college, only that she went back to Australia when the school year was over. She was a member of our high schools surf team. I should note here that our high school in north Alabama was almost 300 miles from the nearest beach. So the surf team didnt really exist. We never competed against anyone or surfed (except for her when she was back in Australia). We just declared ourselves the surf team and wore Hawaiian shirts on special occasions. However, we did receive recognition at the athletic banquet our senior year of high school. The football coach gave us each the Silver Spoon Award. We put him up to it, he always had a sense of humor and the spoons/awards were readily available on the tables. Judy was fun, very kind and had a good sense of humor. Knowing this still didnt help me nd her. The internet wasnt as helpful as I hoped it would be, but I did nd a reference to a Reverend Judy in a church bulletin in Australia. She had the correct rst and last name, but I just knew that it couldnt be our Judy. It had been over 30 years, but she just didnt seem like the Reverend type. I shouldnt say things like that, but you know what I mean. Maybe a school teacher or a doctor or a marketing person, but I didnt think that Judy would be a preacher. After guring out how to look at other church bulletins and newsletters from this Anglican church in Australia, I found a picture that caught my eye. It was Judy, our Judy, dressed up like a Reverend, just as pretty as you please. Ok, Judy was a minister, but I still hadnt found her. I red off a letter to the church who published the bulletins. At the time, it was about 4 in the morning at the churchs location in Australia. Within an hour, I had a response back from a nice man (I assume another Reverend) named Ian. Ian assured me that he would forward my message to Judy in Africa. I didnt bother to ask Ian what he was doing up so early in the morning. Australians do things quite opposite than we do. It has something to do with their seasons being mixed up. Our mild mannered surf team member, Judy, was doing mission work in Tanzania, Africa. She was teaching English, teaching women to sew and just helping folks in general. It now made a lot of sense to me. She liked helping people. She was very unsel sh. Im sure she is wonderful at what she does. Now, after corresponding with Judy a few times, I understood why I needed to nd her. I understood why we all need to nd the Judies in our high school graduating classes. The Judies of the world help us put things into perspective. Here I am worrying about things that seem pretty trivial, while Judy is in Tanzania helping folks learn to do things to survive and get a little more out of life. While I complain about a storm door that doesnt close quite perfectly, Judy revels in the y screen on her small house and mosquito netting on her bed posts. While I complain about the children taking marathon showers using all the hot water, Judy lets water stay in a black bucket under the sun all day in order to scoop out warm water for an evening shower. While I complain about the cost of gas and insuring too many vehicles, Judy has been asked to provide a motorcycle for a nun who walks an hour each way back and forth to teach school every day. Im glad I found Judy. It was something I was supposed to do. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. Finding Judy CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert JASON ALDERMAN Page 4 Thursday, June 27, 2013

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LETTERS www.starfl.com A Section By Brandon Todd Special to The Star In the current state of affairs in America another hot topic has arisen. Im sure you are aware that President Obama has been quite heavily using unmanned drones to kill terrorist leaders overseas. A couple of months ago, the Administration released classi ed documents known as the white papers to the two Congressional Intelligence Committees in an attempt to nd a legal framework for drone strike assassinations. Overseas drone strikes had been accepted by many in the government, and many America citizens but things changed in September 2011. In September 2011, President Obama dispatched CIA drones to Yemen to assassinate an American citizen suspected of being af liated with Al-Qaeda; Anwar al-Awlaki. This target was born in New Mexico, USA and he was killed without due process of law. Not only was American born al-Awlaki murdered by a drone strike, but also another American af liated with terrorists was killed in the strike; Samir Khan. Later on, President Obama dispatched another Drone that killed Anwars American 16-year-old son. When it comes to alAwlaki and Khan, many people supported the assassinations because they understood that those men were af liated with terrorist organizations but they did not quite realize the complexity, and illegality of such assassinations. Under the 5th Amendment of Constitution, all American citizens cannot be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law It is highly unlawful for the President to assassinate American citizens, no matter the vileness of their alleged crimes, without due process of law. Yes, Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan were suspected Al-Qaeda sympathizers, but rst and foremost they were Americans. With that being said they deserved a fair trial. Wartime or no, all Americans should be given judgment through due process of law. As for the 16 year old American son of al-Awlaki; his assassination was absolutely lawless and no matter the doings of his father, he was innocent. I agree the CIA should take out non-American suspected terrorists as we are still engaged in War. But I, like many others, greatly disagree with the idea that the president should be able to draw up kill-lists and assassinate American citizens, no matter the degree of their crimes or how far overseas they may be. It is now legally justi able for the president to have Americans killed overseas with drones, without due process. President Obama basically empowered himself with the authority to give kill orders, and assassinate anyone he sees as a threat. No one man should have that much power. Truthfully, the president cannot legally order the killing of any one individual. Under the Constitution, he can only order the killing of certain individuals using the military when the U.S. has been attacked or when an attack is imminent. He can also order killings using the military in pursuit of a declaration of war enacted by Congress, but these drone strikes do not t that criteria. Obama has disputed that he can legally kill American suspected terrorists, because they are a great danger to America. No law empowers the President to do such a thing. Attorney General Eric Holder has argued that the presidents careful selection of each target, and the narrow use of deadly force are an adequate substitute for due process. No court has ever rati ed that. Mr. Obamas national security adviser has argued that the use of drones is humane since they are surgical, precise, and only kill their targets. That is absolutely false. It is not exactly known as to how many people have been killed overseas by drone strikes as it is classi ed information, but several organizations have attempted to gure the drone strike death toll. According to the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism the number killed in drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia is between 3,072 and 4,756. Sen. Lindsey Graham has come out publicly and stated that 4,700 people have been killed by U.S. drone strikes. The Washington-based New America Foundation says there have been 350 U.S. drone strikes since 2004, most of them during Barack Obamas presidency. The foundation also estimates the death toll to be between 1,963 and 3,293, with 261 to 305 civilians killed. Either way, whichever organization is correct, those statistics are disturbing. The civilian casualties were collateral damage according to Obama Administration of cials. That is unacceptable in my view. Obama has ordered far more drone strikes in his time in of ce than President Bush did in eight years. I reckon my greatest fear, along with many others, is now that the legal precedent has been set for the President to assassinate American citizens overseas, whats to stop Obama or any future president from assassinating American citizens on American soil with drones? That is a very tangible potentiality. I sense that this is what these overseas killings of Americans will lead to. Those who dissent against the government could be considered as suspected sympathizers with terrorist organizations, and could theoretically be assassinated through drones by the presidents order. The ultimate goal of terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda is to get free societies like America to eat each other. They want Democratic governments to fear and oppress its citizens, and they want lawful citizens to rebel against their government, until the nation tears itself apart. It seems that with Americans being assassinated by drones under the order of the president; that is exactly what is happening. By allowing the president to usurp the Constitution, and the Congress, we have invited tyranny into America. No man is impervious to the law in America, not even the president. Richard Nixon once said if the president does it, that means its not illegal. I fear this is the same mindset Mr. Obama has. The Bible reads in Mark 3:24-25: And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand Our division is great, and our downfall is inevitable if we keep on this path. PUB LI C N O TI CE RED UCED H O URS FO R CLERK O F C O UR T ANNEX O FFI CE IN WEW AHIT CHK A D ue t o b udg et co n s t ra in ts, t h e G u lf C o un t y C ler k o f C o ur t m u s t r e d uce t h e h o ur s o f o p era t io n o f t h e C ler k s A nn ex Oce in W e wa hi t c h ka. E e c t i v e J u l y 1, 2013, t h e a nn ex o ce w i l l o n l y b e o p en f r o m 8a m 4p m C.T o n M o n d a y a n d F r id a y R e b e cc a L. (B e c k y) N o r r i s G u lf C o un t y C ler k o f t h e Cir c ui t C o ur t Page 5 Thursday, June 27, 2013 Dear Editor, When people hear the word Southerner the rst thing that comes to mind is hospitality, but to a true Southerner it is much more. It is our roots, family and tradition, but of all else it is our manners. Have you ever been in a store looking at an item on a shelf and someone walks right in front of you, saying nothing? Thats when you know theyre not from the South. Anytime we do this we always say excuse me without hesitation. Nowhere else do you hear children say yes maam or no sir. It is sad to say that the present generation, some at least, arent teaching their children to say this. This is a sad thing because showing this respect to our elders is distinctly Southern. As a child I was never allowed to ask the question why? Or what? Southern children always referred to an adult as Ms. And Mr. before the rst name. People from the South seem to go out of their way to be helpful, complimentary and are an incredibly gracious people. If someone asked a Southerner to describe in a few words what we are, it would be humble, courteous, behaving ourselves, try never to hurt anyones feelings, and especially friendly. If you put a Southerner, especially a woman, in a line she/he will make a friend. We love to talk to everybody. Southern hospitality is rooted in traditions that have been passed down over hundreds of years. Today more people from other parts of the country are moving to the South especially from up North. This threatens our culture and makes Southern hospitality more dif cult to consistently maintain. The New York Times published an article which said that southern manners are declining. Our manners are one of the many things that are central to our identity. Many Southerners blame the erosion of civility and politeness on the in ux of people moving here from other places. This is the time that we have to cling to all we hold dear, to teach our future generations just how important it is to be kind, courteous and friendly while standing rm on our identity as Southerners. All I can say is there is sweetness in the air, a Southern sweetness. Lisa Sherwood Faipea Port St. Joe Bless your little heart Dear Editor, On Thursday June 20, 2013 I wept like a child as a magni cent bus, decorated in bright colors with images of beautiful children and the words Daraja written boldly on both sides pulled out of the Oak Grove Church parking lot. For over the past 3 days I had been blessed to have received a vivid image of what I believe heaven will be like. Tuesday evening I sat and waited with a great anticipation, excitement and a little fear. My husband, children and I were going to host two children from Uganda, Africa and their chaperone. The previous Wednesday we had gone to the First Baptist Church to see what we thought was a performance of an African Childrens Choir. To our surprise these children lead us in a worship service that brought us to tears and stirred a joy in our hearts that we could have never imagined. That rst night I struggled with anxiety as midnight came and we were walking our new guests into our home. What if I am not a perfect host to them? What if I or my children offend them? What if they receive a negative re ection of America from us? I had in that moment forgotten that God already had a plan for the next few days and that my human thought and instinct had nothing to do with it. We introduced ourselves, said hello and in a moments time I received the biggest hugs and thank you Mama. Goodnight and thank you, they said with their African accents. I went to bed and could not wait for the next day to get to know them and the American intern they were traveling with better. Over the next few days I learned so much from these children. They have an amazing love for the Lord and are being taught that with God, all things are possible. I believe this is something that, from time to time, is left on the back burner here in America. We teach kids to go to school, get good grades, go to college and then a career and a family. We forget to slow down and remind them that they can do anything, be anything and conquer anything they put their minds too through Christ our Savior. We asked the intern staying with us many questions about the African culture and their way of life and we also talked about what would be of these children when they returned to Uganda. Through Daraja, these children are being taught to be leaders in their community, core Christian values and self-esteem beyond my wildest dreams. We also learned that these children do not want to stay in America; they simply do not see how we live as a luxury. They miss things like chopping wood in the forest and taking care of their family garden. Our intern explained it best by saying it was like us Americans taking an European vacation. The culture is different, people stare at you, the food is a little funky and no matter how comfortable a bed might be it is just not the same as home. On their last night in Port St. Joe, the host families of several children and interns got to have an amazing celebration. Dan Van Treese, president of the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club invited us all out to do what we found out was what these African kids enjoyed doing the most in America; swim. So as we all watched with awe, these children laughed and played and giggled until their faces hurt. At one point several of us were sitting alongside of the pool blowing multi-colored bubbles that danced through the air as if the childrens laughter was music. At that very minute it hit me, for this was indeed what heaven was going to be like. For on that glorious day that I go to meet my creator, I know I will be joined by children of every nation singing glory to the King of Kings and after, we will all laugh and dance and rejoice in Kingdom of the Lord. For God sees no color, no race and no denominations, just His children he created in His image and I am so thankful and blessed that I was taught and showed this by two young girls from Uganda, Africa. We must remember that although we all have several differences we still love and serve the same great God. Kristy Raf eld Port St. Joe A rich experience Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. 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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A SPECIAL TO THE STAR A least tern chick is vulnerable to beach-goers. Audubon offers volunteer opportunities Star Staff Report Audubon is seeking volunteers to help beach birds nest in peace. Audubon and its partners post signs and twine around nesting areas. For added protection, volunteers chaperone these posted areas on busy warm-weather weekends to educate beach-goers about the birds and the reason for the posted areas. Research has found beach-goers are nine times more likely to respect posted areas when stewards are present. It you would be willing to hang out with cute chicks at the beach for an afternoon, Audubon needs you. To learn more about how you can help, contact Bonnie Samuelsen at 941-951-7704 or bsamuelsen@audubon. or g In Gulf County, volunteers are needed at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Please contact Bonnie today. A few hours of your time spent relaxing at the beach can make a difference for these remarkable birds. "$ # # COME JOIN US FOR THE 4 TH OF JUL Y SIDEW ALK SALE! JUL Y 3RD & 4TH 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 27 89 78 30 % F ri, June 28 89 79 40 % S a t June 29 88 78 40 % Sun, June 30 88 78 40 % M on, July 01 88 78 60 % T ues July 02 88 78 60 % W ed July 03 88 79 60 % SPONSORED BY Inshore Offshore Red snapper fishing will come to a close on Friday in federal waters. This year we have seen some good-sized fish with a some over 30 pounds. As the summer continues, the red snapper fishing will be in state waters only after Friday. High air and water temps will drive most of the bigger fish deeper and out of the 9 mile zone well into July. As June is fast coming to an end, the area’s lakes and creeks are heating up fast. Most creeks are near the 90-degree mark and will top that in July. This makes for some tough fishing, forcing us to go deep and fish early as we can. Most action out on the bay is top water trout and live LY fishing. Flounder are being caught in good numbers in the Fire Tower area and along the Pig Island channel this week. Thursday, June 27, 2013 Page 6 FILE PHOTOS By kayak or by foot, scallop hunters can ply the waters of St. Joseph Bay in the search for scallops beginning on Sunday. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m Survey says — a slightly better scallop season ahead. Bay scallop season begins Saturday and researchers studying St. Joseph Bay indicate that after a lean year in 2012, the scallop population is on the rebound. The recreational season opens June 29, after Gov. Rick Scott requested an early start to the season this week, for state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County. The season will continue through Sept. 24. Scallops can be collected by hand or with a landing or dip net. Scallops can not be taken ashore outside of the open area for harvesting. There is no commercial harvest for bay scallops in Florida state and federal waters. The average number of scallops observed in St. Joseph Bay doubled this year as researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg conducted their surveys. Each year, researchers place 20 transect lines of 300 meters in length at 12 stations around the bay. The con guration works like this: the rst station is just off the boat ramp at Frank Pate Park and researchers work in a horseshoe around the south end of the bay and up to T. H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. In all, about 12,000 square meters of the bay are surveyed, a diver dipping underwater at one end of each transect and counting scallops along the length of the line. Last year, after banner years in 2010 and 2011, the average number of scallops per transect line in St. Joseph Bay was 10.9. This year, researchers found 23 scallops per transect line, indicating a successful year for juvenile growth, said a spokesperson with the Research Institute. “They are a little bit up from last year,” said Kevin Baxter from the Research Institute. “Looking at past years, the numbers didn’t rebound to that level but they are higher.” In 2010 the average per transect was 138; in 2011 it was 154. The average number of scallops also doubled in Homosassa and increased slightly in Steinhatchee. The average at St. Marks decreased substantially, most likely due to the effects of Tropical Storm Debby, according to the FWC. Once again this year, the FWC is asking for the public’s help in assessing the bay scallop population as well as how long it took folks to nd and harvest scallops. The FWC is asking those seeking scallops to ll out an online survey at http://svy.mk/bayscallop s For questions or seek additional information about scallop season email BayScallops@MyFWC.co m Learn more at MyFWC.com/ Fishing. Click on “Saltwater,” “Recreational” and “Bay Scallops.” SCALLOP HARVEST z There is a daily limit of two gallons of whole bay scallops in the shell or one pint of bay scallop meat per person. z In addition, no more than 10 gallons of whole bay scallops in the shell or one-half gallon of bay scallop meat may be possessed aboard any vessel at any time. Folks are allowed to harvest bay scallops only by hand or with a landing or dip net. z Bay scallops may not be harvested for commercial purposes. z Bag limits are daily limits; it is illegal to take a limit of scallops in the morning and return later in the day and collect another limit of scallops. z Unless otherwise exempt, a regular Florida saltwater shing license is required when using a boat to harvest scallops. If folks wade from shore, a regular Florida saltwater shing license or a free resident shore-based license is needed. z Divers and snorkelers are required to display a “divers-down” ag (red with a white diagonal stripe) while in the water. Boaters must stay at least 100 feet away from a divers-down ag in a river, inlet or channel. In open waters, boaters must stay 300 feet away from a divers-down ag. z More information on bay scallop s including management rules, diveag regulations and boating safety is available online at MyFWC.com/Fishin g (click on “Regulations” under “Saltwater Fishing”). Information about scallop researc h is available at MyFWC/Research/Saltwate r under the “Mollusc” section. Scallops on the rebound as state opens season Saturday

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA S PORTS www.starfl.com A Section Thursday, June 27, 2013 Page 7 Star Staff Report Former Wewahitchka High School star softball player Samantha Rich recently completed her rst year as a junior transfer at Southeastern University in Lakeland. Playing for Coach Anna Welch, Rich was named the team’s Most Valuable Player, was rst-team All-Sun Conference and was named a rst team All-American by the National Christian College Association. Rich was also named second team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. In her rst year at Southeastern, Rich led the team with a .450 batting average, 21 doubles, 68 hits and 105 total bases. She also hit four home runs and stole 15 bases. In the pitching circle, she won 15 of 21 starts and ranked second in the Sun Conference in wins. She helped lead Southeastern, elding a softball team for the rst time in school history, to a 26-19 record overall, 9-7 in conference play, good for third place. Rich, with her pitching and hitting, helped lead the Lady Gators of Wewahitchka High School to state championships in 2007 and 2008. She was named rst-team allState in Class 1A three times and was twice Big Bend Player of the Year as selected by the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper. As a junior she was named a second team All-American by EA Sports. She suffered a shoulder injury during her senior year, ending high school pitching career, though she returned late in the season as a position player. She initially signed with Jacksonville State University in Alabama but a slow recovery from shoulder surgery and other injuries hampered her efforts and playing time. She transferred to Chipola State College in Marianna for her sophomore year and was named third-team all-American as an out elder. Rich sat out a year to fully recover from her shoulder injury and take a break from the game before signing with Southeastern University. Rich will report to Southeastern in the fall for her senior year. Star Staff Report Port St. Joe’s AA Dixie Youth All-Star baseball team is headed to the state tournament in Wildwood. It is a double-elimination tournament that begins on Saturday, June 29 and continues through Thursday, July 4 and it can be heard on Jock Jive internet radio. Best of luck to the hometown Sharks. This opportunity could not have been possible without the generosity of our awesome community and we would like to say a special thank you to all our sponsors: Coast2Coast Printing & Promotions, Current Solutions, St. Joe Rent-All, Interface Flooring, St. Joe Ace Hardware, St. Joe Natural Gas, Bluewateri.net, 98 Real Estate, Hannon Insurance, John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069, Charlie Pettis Pest Control, Novak Law, Waterfront Auto, Bayside Florist, Coastal Insurance, PSJ Lions Club, Centennial Bank, Preble-Rish Engineering, Baywash of PSJ, Scallop Cove, Trans eld Services, Gulf Coast Real Estate Group, PSJ Marina, Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Porter Construction, Bluewater Outriggers, Coastal Cleaning, Bo Knows Pest Control, Raf eld Fisheries, Mexico Beach Ace Hardware, Charlotte Chumney, Garrett Chumney, Judy Williams, Rhonda Rhodes, Greg and Linda Johnson, Jenkins Family and Friends, Jones Family and Friends and Guerry Madgison. Centennial 5K Fun Run this Saturday Star Staff Report Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School will sponsor a 5K Fun Run beginning at 7 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 29 as part of the city’s Centennial Celebration. Participants should come to City Commons Park and Reid Avenue next to City Hall in Port St. Joe. The run will take place on the Port City Trail and parking and course directions will be provided Saturday morning. This is a fundraiser for the high school’s athletic programs. Cost of entry is $25 with a discount for those who pre-register. T-shirts and goodie bags will be distributed to participants after the run. To register online go to the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School website and click on the link for 5K Fun Run. Email questions to bheimb44@gmail.com. Volleyball conditioning begins at PSJHS Star Staff Report Volleyball conditioning for Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School will begin at 8 a.m. ET on Monday, July 1. All upcoming 7th through 12th grade girls that are interested in volleyball are encouraged to attend. All participants must have a current (within one calendar year) FHSAA sports physical. Players must also ll out new consent forms. All three FHSAA forms, EL2, EL3 and EL3CH, can be found on our volleyball web page. The upcoming fall schedule is also posted there. The website is http://psjhsgcs.schoolloop.com/volleybal l DATE Opponent Home/Away Time(Eastern) 26 Aug Rutherford Away 6:00/7:00 27 Aug West Gadsden *** Home 6:00 3 Sep Bay Haven Away 6:00/7:00 5 Sep Bay High Home 6:00/7:00 9 Sep Wewahitchka Away 6:00/7:00 10 Sep South Walton *** Away 6:00/7:00 12 Sep Bozeman *** Home 6:00/7:00 14 Sep Chipley Tournament Away All Day 17 Sep Franklin County *** Away 6:00/7:00 19 Sep Bozeman *** Away 6:00/7:00 23 Sep Liberty County *** Home 6:00/7:00 24 Sep West Gadsden *** Away 6:00 26 Sep Bay Haven Home 6:00/7:00 3 Oct South Walton *** Away 6:00/7:00 7 Oct Liberty County *** Away 6:00/7:00 8 Oct Franklin County *** Home 6:00/7:00 10 Oct Bay High Away 6:00/7:00 15 Oct Rutherford Home 6:00/7:00 17 Oct Wewahitchka Home 6:00/7:00 21 Oct District Quarter Finals Franklin 5:00/7:00 22 Oct District Semi-Finals Franklin 5:00/7:00 24 Oct District Finals Franklin 7:00 5 Nov Regional Semi-Finals TBA 7:00 9 Nov Regional Finals TBA 2:00 12 Nov FHSAA Finals Kissimmee Rich named softball all-American SPECIAL TO THE STAR Samantha Rich won 15 of 21 starts this year, ranking second in the conference in wins. She also led Southeastern University in batting, doubles, hits and total bases this past season. Volleyball SCHEDULE PSJ All-Star headed to state tourney

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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) “Thousand Island” dressing was named for the islands of which river? Niagara, Ohio, St. Lawrence, Mackenzie 2) What’s the biggest city in the largest-sized geographical state? New York, Dallas, Anchorage, Los Angeles 3) Of these actresses, who was not born in California? Lisa Kudrow, Kirsten Dunst, Helen Hunt, Teri Hatcher 4) Per capita, from where are the most chicken-eaters? Mexico, Venezuela, Italy, Saudi Arabia 5) What are a rattlesnake’s belly scales called? Scutes, Scuds, Skits, Scowls 6) How many times does the earth go around the sun yearly? 1, 7, 24, 365 7) Who was the rst U.S. president to pardon a dog? Monroe, Tyler, Harding, LBJ 8) What means to talk through your nose? Snoach, Lute, Noose, Aedicule 9) Churchill Downs is a horseracing track in Kentucky, but where is Pimlico, another track? Missouri, Florida, Virginia, Maryland 10) Of these actors who was not born in California? Robert Duvall, Jack Nicholson, Kevin Costner, James Cromwell 11) What’s the average time lapse in hours between high and low tides on Earth? 2, 4, 6, 8 12) Near which country’s town of Jerez does Sherry (wine) originate? Chile, Italy, Spain, Peru 13) What are the rotating blades on a windmill called? Primers, Sails, Grubs, Leaves 14) Where did pajamas originate? India, Panama, Ireland, Egypt ANSWERS 1) St. Lawrence. 2) Anchorage. 3) Kirsten Dunst. 4) Saudi Arabia. 5) Scutes. 6) 1. 7) Harding. 8) Snoach. 9) Maryland. 10) Jack Nicholson. 11) 6. 12) Spain. 13) Sails. 14) India. C OMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, June 27, 2013 B Page 1 Section Centennial TRIVIA The Apalachicola Northern Railroad train stops for a quick photograph not far from Port St. Joe. The train is made up of stock cars lled with weak, emaciated, dust-caked cattle. It’s August 1934. What “catastrophic event” led to the formation of this “cattle train?” Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6 Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com School’s out for summer, and the schedules of kids across Gulf County have freed up. For parents and guardians who are shackled to the 9-to-5 year round, the rst question in mind is how to keep the little ones busy. Luckily, Port St. Joe offers three great summer programs to keep kids occupied and the learning process going. The 21st Century Summer Enrichment Program, run by Elementary Principal Designee Jo Clements, took place at the Port St. Joe Elementary School and ran Monday through Thursday for the month of June. The program welcomed students in kindergarten through sixth grade, with more than 80 enrolled. The program’s curriculum covered science, reading, art, music and math. 21st Century also provided an hour of music and art each day to explore creative avenues for children. Now in its 12th year of operation, the Port St. Joe STAC house, operated by Jewell Hopper, runs programs for elementary students from 8 a.m. to noon ET on weekdays and for middle school students from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET. The STAC house has plenty to keep kids occupied during daytime hours, with pool tables, foosball and plenty of video games, board games and coloring books. Kids are encouraged to get physical with activities like foursquare, basketball or a romp around the on-site playground. The money kids spend at the snack bar goes toward purchasing more entertainment for those long summer days. Hopper, who works in the gym at the elementary school, enjoys being able to interface with the younger kids making the transition from kindergarten to rst grade. “It’s nice for them to see Summer programs keep kids active, learning By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com After 100 years, the time has nally come. Starting Friday, Port St. Joe will kick off a week-long celebration of arts, crafts and culture in celebration of the town’s 100th birthday. That’s a lot of candles to blow out. Round up the entire family for a week of fun. After all, a party like this only comes around every 100 years. All times listed are Eastern. For more information on the centennial events, visit www. psjcentennialcelebration.com. Fish Fry at City Commons 5pm Parade on Reid Avenue 7pm Light Show at George Core Park Dark Lantern Release at George Core Park 5K Run at Port City Trail 7am SaltAir Farmer’s Market 9am Timeline Display at Frank Pate Park 9am Classic Car Show on Reid Ave Music on Reid on Reid Avenue 4-11pm Light Show at George Core Park Dark Family Fun Day at George Core Park 1-4pm Light Show at George Core Park Dark T imeline Display at Frank Pate Park Birthday Party at City Commons Light Show at George Core Park Dark Timeline Display at Frank Pate Park Light Show at George Core Park Dark Timeline Display at Frank Pate Park Outdoor Movie at Frank Pate Park Light Show at George Core Park Dark Timeline Display at Frank Pate Park Outdoor Movie at Frank Pate Park Street Dance on MLK Blvd 9pm Fireworks on St. Joseph Bay Dark Alumni Basketball Game at Washington Gym ALL TIMES EASTERN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS %# %#% $$$ !"!!#"" $"# "!# SPECIAL TO THE STAR See SUMMER B6 Centennial celebration kicks off Friday FRIDAY, JUNE 28 A sh fry at City Commons will mark the start of the festivities at 5 p.m. followed by a parade down Reid Avenue at 7 p.m. The parade will culminate in a light show at George Core Park at dark and the end of the rst night of the celebration will be marked with a lantern release. SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Weekend festivities will kick off with a 5K run down Port City Trail at 7 a.m. Register in advance for the jog at the Port St. Joe Fire Station. Later, at 9 a.m., the SaltAir Farmer’s Market will be setup in City Commons to sell fresh produce and showcasing local art. At the same time, the Timeline Display at Frank Pate Park will debut with a pictorial history of major events from the last 100 years of the town. Happening concurrently on Reid Avenue, a classic car show will celebrate history with a display of early-model cars and trucks. Starting at 4 p.m. Reid Avenue will be the epicenter for live music featuring a lineup of local talent. The static light show at George Core Park will show encore displays Saturday, Sunday and Monday at dark. SUNDAY, JUNE 30 Sunday is Family Fun Day and at 1 p.m., George Core Park will play host to food, fun, games and a kiteying contest. There will be lots to do for the little ones, including a football toss, soccer booth and misting station. Raf es will be held throughout the afternoon to score gift certi cates to local eateries and businesses. The Timeline Display will open at 9 a.m. at Frank Pate Park and at dark, an encore presentation of the static light show will illuminate George Core Park. See CENTENNIAL B6 FOR MORE EVENT LISTINGS

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SAME LOCA TION ! 674-4323 HONEY BEE’S DINER DAIL Y LUNCH & DINNER SPECIALS ?t†‹£ Q {… ?† • \’ {†t‹ VW BU ?t£ uu5• • 9R u•5 •• WR B ] ••Ž IŸ £ ‰ Ž \› ‰ M ; t{…> DQ 3 Ž •< 3 3 u3 Society Summer is a popular time for family vacations. And it’s easy to forget about your landscape, garden, and house plants when preparing for that vacation. Time away from home may be pleasant for you, but it can be hazardous, even deadly, to your plants without careful preparation. A little extra time spent preparing your landscape and house plants for your absence may save you needless worry and hours of extra work when you get back. In this article I will give you a few tips on things you can do to keep your plants healthy while you’re away from home. One of the rst things you might do to prepare for vacation is ask a neighbor to check on your plants while you’re gone. A vacation of more than one week requires special attention for container grown plants. Make sure you give the person proper instructions on the care of each plant. Different plants require different care, and a friend may not know how to care for a particular plant unless you tell them. In case you can’t nd someone to personally look after your plants, there’s plenty you can do to make sure you don’t come home to a limp, frazzled landscape. Outdoor, container grown plants should be place in a shady tree or on the north side of a building are usually good locations for your plants to take advantage of reduced sunlight. A thick layer of mulch will also help conserve moisture and thus reduce the number of watering the plants need while you are away. Be sure and mow your lawn before leaving for vacation, and mow it a little closer than usually. An unwept lawn can encourage diseases, and it’s also a tell-tale sign that no one’s at home. Give garden beds a thorough soaking before leaving. This is especially true of recently planted beds where roots are not rmly established and will need added moisture. It will also help it if you mulch around plants with leaves, pine needles, compost or bark. This would also be a good time to give plants a good spraying or dusting to protect against insects and diseases while you’re away. If you have owering annuals, cut them just before you leave. If you don’t cut them, they’ll soon stop blooming. You should also do a thorough job of weeding before you leave on vacation. If weeds are allowed to go to seed while you’re away, you can expect a much more difcult weed problem later in the season. Those weeds may also give you problems next year when the seeds sprout. The elimination of weeds will get rid of just one more competitor for your ornamental plants food and water. Harvest all ripe or nearly ripe fruits and vegetables before you go. Vegetables, like owers, will continue to produce if they’re harvested often otherwise, they’ll go to seed. Here’s where you should denitely make arrangements with a neighbor to harvest and water your garden. For those plants kept in the house, place them in a room receiving indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight will dry the soil out too quickly. But you don’t’ want to leave plants in a darkened room either, as this almost always results in leaf drop. The last thing you should do before you leave the house is thoroughly soak the plants. To help make your vacation more enjoyable prepare your plants, landscape, and garden before leaving. If a neighbor can’t care for your plants, try the following: First place outdoor plants in a shaded area; second, apply a thick layer of mulch to conserve moisture; third, cut or harvest fruits, vegetables, and owers to encourage production. Fourth weed your garden; and last, give everything a thorough watering just before leaving. For more information on caring for your plants contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200 or visit our website: gulf. ifas.u.ed u or www.edis.ifas.u.ed u Star Staff Report The Cape San Blas  Lighthouse gift shop will be open all week during the 100th PSJ Centennial Celebratio n There are plenty of commemo rative centennial coins  that will be available for purchase, along with the usual lighthouse survivors. Locally-made items by local resi dents of Gulf County, along with local and Florida history books will also be available. Please come by and check it out. The commemorative centennial coin will be available for $15. The shop is at 155 Capt. Fred’s Place at Shipyard Cove (in the old Maddox house) on the St. Joseph Bay, next door to the Welcome Center. Hours are: Friday, June 28 through Saturday, July 6, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday hours are 1-6 p.m. and the shop is closed Thursday. Special to The Star “You have cancer,” some of the most dreaded words in the English language. Usually when a patient hears that pronouncement the shock leaves her or him in a benumbed state. You are taking in the words, but the reality of the disease and the inherent decisions that will need to be made are not quite com prehensible yet. “What kind of cancer do I have? What stage is my cancer in? What is my prognosis? What kind of treatment is recommended for the cancer I have? Do I need a second opinion? What are my chances of cure and what is my long term survival rate?” These are all questions that you need to ask your physician, but there are so many other questions that come to mind as you process your diagnosis, decide upon treatment plans, where to have your surgeries, radiation and/or chemotherapy. And all of these impor tant decisions don’t even address the mental anguish the patient is experiencing as each decision is faced. Only someone who has been through the same or deal can truly relate to what the patient is feeling. That is the reason for a support group, a unit of people who have experienced the same thing. A support group for can cer survivors, those cur rently undergoing treat ments, and their families and caregivers is being organized. The support group will meet on the rst Monday of the month, July 1, upstairs at Capital City Bank at 5:30 p.m. EST Everyone is invited to attend. Star Staff Report National HIV Testing Day is today, June 27. The Florida Department of Health in Gulf County will be offering free and condential Rapid HIV test ing at its Port St. Joe location from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET. The rapid test is strictly conden tial and performed by a health care worker in private. He or she will ex plain what the test involves and what the results mean. With the Clearview Rapid Test you will get your results the same day. Take the test and take control, the Health Department urged. HIV testing is also offered as a part of routine clinical visits. For more information call the Health Department at 227-1276. Caring for your plants while on vacation ROY LEE CA rR TE rR County extension director TT H E E PO O R T T ST T JOE OE S TA TA R FIND Us S ON FAc C EBOOK @ PSJ_StarFOLLOW Us S ON TWI WI TTE E R Cancer support group forming Lighthouse gift shop open during celebration Health Department offers free HIV testing today

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Last week’s an nouncement fol lowed a nearly two-month search that drew candidates from across the country and ended with the hiring of Fos ter, publisher of the Shelby Star in Cleveland County, N.C., since 2007. “I’m excited,” said Rog er Quinn, central regional publisher for Halifax Me dia Group, which also owns the Shelby Star. “We looked across the country and found that the best candi date was one of our own. “He has a proven track record of not just leading award-winning newspapers, but of making a newspaper — and himself — an inte gral part of the community it serves.” Before assuming the publisher’s role at the Shelby Star, Foster served as its editor for 10 years. During that time it was part of the chain of newspa pers that included the Northwest Florida Daily News, giving him familiar ity with the “unbelievable” beauty of the region and its newspapers. “I am honored to lead such a tremendous team in this growing and vibrant market,” Foster said. “No one provides better content and better marketing solu tions than The Daily News. “I can’t wait to get to know this community,” he continued. “My favorite part of being publisher is con necting the newspaper with readers, businesses and or ganizations in the markets we serve.” Foster leaves a legacy of community involvement in Shelby. Just this month, he was awarded the H. Eugene LeGrand Lifetime Achieve ment award from the United Way of Cleveland County. He was also named most out standing volunteer on the 2007 United Way campaign and the 2010 volunteer of the year for the organization. In 2009, Foster found ed “Connect, Commit to Change,” a community event which brings togeth er two groups: agencies that help children and new volunteers. The effort was launched in the wake of a shooting death in Shelby, after which a Shelby Star reporter heard a young child matter-of-factly ask “Who got killed?” Foster wrote a column asking the community to commit to doing more for the commu nity’s children. A board was formed and last year, during the now-annual event, more than 200 volunteers signed commitment cards to help one of the more than 50 agencies that help children. Foster has also served on the board of the Cleve land County Chamber and the legislative committee of the N.C. Press Association. He has served two stints on the vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and is a member of the Shel by Rotary Club. At The Shelby Star, he helped launch and sustain a content innovation project that earned the paper inter national attention. In 2007, Foster was invited to speak in Paris, France, about The Shelby Star’s forays into multimedia journalism. Fos ter was a 2002 Ethics Fellow with the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., and helped write Poynter’s “Journalism without Scan dal” report in 2003. A native of Lakeland, Foster began his career as a sports writer in Hickory, N.C., in 1988, after gradu ating from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. He moved to The Gaston Gazette in Gastonia, N.C., in 1989 and eventually was promoted to managing editor. Foster is married to Dis trict Court Judge Anna F. (Dina) Foster, who will be resigning her seat to relo cate to the Panhandle. They have three children: Mary Frances, 18; Matthew, 15; and Will, 11. 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Special to The Star The lmed story of a man who is changing gender will be presented at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, July 1. The exclusive lm follows a man named Bob, who says he knew at the age of 4 he was really a girl in a boy’s body. The lm examines issues surrounding transgenderism, such as family dynamics, workplace complications and spiritual implications. “This issue, transgenderism, raises all sorts of questions for people. Increasingly, our schools, workplaces, and faith communities are looking for answers. This Lifetree program provides some insight,” Lifetree Caf spokesperson Craig Cable said. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. 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. For more information, contact Gary Grubb at 334-8065667 or lwclifetreecafe@ fairpoint.net. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Girls Auxiliary at Port St. Joe First Baptist Church has started its third annual Can Campaign recycling program. The group seeks donations of recyclable tin and aluminum cans and uses the money to purchase Christmas gifts for needy children in the area. The 20 girls, in rst through sixth grade, are part of a mission team who works within the community. Director of First Baptist, Myra Lancaster, and the GA Director Patti Hester are at the forefront of the group that falls under the umbrella of the Woman’s Missionary Union. When cans are dropped off, the GA members collect and bag them before they’re taken to be recycled in Panama City. The girl’s families, members of the church and Gulf County Schools have provided the bulk of the cans to date. “The church has really been supportive,” Hester said. “The girls learn humility and the spirit of giving.” The GA members also go to area functions and will be setting up recycling containers at local sporting events in the future in hopes the community will take notice. Lancaster said the girls aren’t shy when it comes to approaching others about taking an empty can that might be trash in the eyes of someone else. The GA girls are happy and enthusiastic about explaining their mission. “The girls talk up the program,” Lancaster said. Come Christmastime, the girls are given the rst name and age of a child in need. They take the accumulated money and shop for age-appropriate gifts. Last year, they were able to provide full Christmases to four area children. “It’s fun to collect the cans,” GA member Erica Ramsey said. “We get to use them to help other people,” Madelyn Gortemoller said. The girls were pleased to show off several cardboard boxes full of aluminum that would help someone’s Christmas wish to come true. “They do a good job, and we’re proud of them,” Hester said. Those interested in donating to the GA can drop off their recyclable off at First Baptist Church or call to schedule a pick up. Obituaries Ryan Matthew Teall, 15, of Wewahitchka, passed away on Saturday, June 22, in his home after a battle with cancer. Ryan loved God, his family, basketball, hunting and music. He was born on March 2, 1998, in Panama City. Ryan had just completed the ninth grade at Wewahitchka High School. He is survived by his mother, Kerri Barlow and husband, Byron; father, Ed Teall and wife, Chung Im; three brothers, Jacob Barlow, Daniel Teall, Samuel Teall; sister, Joy Teall; two grandmothers, Tina Teall, Christine Barlow; grandfather Bobby Barlow; greatgrandmother, Lucille Collins; aunts and uncles, Robert and Christine Saunders, James and Gale Morrison and Morgan Morrison. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka Gymnasium with the Rev. Mike Stroud and the Rev. Jason Bennett of ciating. Interment followed in Buckhorn Cemetery. The family received friends at the church on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to the Seasons of Hope Inc., 1205 Buena Vista Blvd., Panama City, FL 32401; Make-A-Wish Foundation America Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 471, Wewahitchka, FL 32456; or to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc., 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1263 in memory of Ryan Teall. Ryan Matthew Teall RYAN MATTHEW TEALL Mr. James H. Yates, age 91, of Port St. Joe, passed away Saturday morning, June 22, 2013, following a long illness. Mr. Yates was born in Samson, Ala., on March 28, 1922. Following his military service in World War II, he moved to Port St. Joe in the 1950s, where he raised his family. He retired as a pipe tter from Port St. Joe Paper Company in the early 1980s. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Lou Yates, and daughter, Janet Lollie. His surviving family members include ve daughters: Anita Ward, Beth Creamer, Sara Westburg, Freda Doty and Kathy Adams; two sons: John Kimbrel and Romaine Pool. Other family members include 14 grandchildren, Michael Lollie, Harley Ward, Sandy Price, Pam Silcox, Pete Johnson, Shane Johnson, Jonathan Rexford, Shelly McRae, Krista Irizarry, Charlie Turner, Kristy Kimbrel, Jeremy Kimbrel, David Poole and Justin Poole; 20 greatgrandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Yates served as head usher at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church for many years and enjoyed his church family. He was a devout Christian, gardener and loving father and will be truly missed. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. E.D.T. on Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Oak Grove Church, conducted by the Rev. David Fernandez and the Rev. James Wiley, with interment to follow in Holly Hill Cemetery. Visitation was at the church for an hour prior to the service. James H. Yates Thursday, June 27, 2013 Transgender’s journey shared at Lifetree Caf WES LOCHER | The Star Erica Ramsey, Madelyn Gortemoller, Laura Beth Hill and Ebony Alexander are part of First Baptist’s Girls Auxiliary Can Campaign. Girls auxiliary turns tin cans into Christmas cheer “The girls learn humility and the spirit of giving.” Patti Hester GA director

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Offered by Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County, MyGULFCare strives to improve the health of Gulf County residents by addressing the need for coordination of care between primary care physicians, the emergency department, the department of health and spe cialty care providers. A variety of services are available. HOW DO YOU QUALIFY FOR MYG ULFULF CARE? To qualify for MyGULF Care free services, you must meet the following quali cations: U.S. citizen or le gal resident, Gulf County resident, have Medicaid insur ance or are uninsured and low incomeWhWH AT IS HEALTh H COAch CH INg G ? Health Coaching: If you are interested in making healthy lifestyle changes such as weight loss, increased physical activity, stress management, healthy eating or smoking cessation, then MyGULFCare Health Coaching Program can help you get started and coach you to success. Our health coaching pro gram offers assistance in life style changes, such as weight management, stress reduc tion, and tness plans. The Health Coaching Program involves one-to-one K.N.E.W. (Knowledge, Nutrition, Ex ercise and Wellness) Plans, as well as optional group and community activities. This program requires physician approval, which we can help you obtain. MyGULFCare helps those in need Author Janet Nicolet spent 6 months at the Clifford Chester Sims Veterans’ Nursing Home in Springeld interviewing military residents. She then wrote “I Was There,” lled with their memories. Some recalled being on the sidelines with assistance of nancial clerks, nurses, truck drivers, etc. None felt as though they were heroes. Clifford C. Sims, a native of Port St. Joe, who was awarded, posthumously, the Medal of Honor, would not have considered himself a hero either, but he was. Nicolet will have a book signing from 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 3, at No Name Book and Caf. 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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, June 27, 2013 MONDAY, JULY 1 Monday rings in July and is the ofcial birthday of Port St. Joe! Celebrate with a party at City Commons, where a time capsule will be buried containing items chosen by students from Port St. Joe area schools. Be sure to sign the ofcial event guestbook and view PSJthemed artwork by local students. The Timeline Display will open again at 9 a.m. at Frank Pate and the nightly light show will start at dark at George Core. TUESDAY, JULY 2 Head to Frank Pate Park on Tuesday evening at dark to enjoy an outdoor movie. The Timeline Display begins at 9 a.m. and the light show turns on once again at dark at George Core. Stop by the Event Welcome Center at 214 Reid Ave. to sign the ofcial centennial guestbook and enjoy the youth art display. WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 Frank Pate Park will once again be the place to go for an outdoor movie at dark. The Timeline Display opens at 9 a.m. and also at dark, the nal light show display will take place at George Core Park. The Event Welcome Center will be open once again for those who would like to sign the ofcial centennial guestbook. The annual street dance will be on Martin Luther King Boulevard from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. The dance will feature food, music, vendors and performances. THURSDAY, JULY 4 On Thursday, the birthday party will briey turn into a celebration of independence with the annual rework display over St. Joseph Bay. A Formal Dinner will take place at the Washington Recreation Center and run from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $15, and guests will enjoy dinner and live entertainment. FRIDAY, JULY 5 As the week-long celebration winds to a close on Friday, an alumni basketball game featuring the best PSJ athletes from past and present will be at the Washington Recreation Center Gymnasium. 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C ostin, Sr Blv d P hone (850) 229-8261 F ax (850) 227-7522 P or t S t Joe F lor ida 32457 A n E qu al O pp or tunit y Emplo y er" The event is known as the Dust Bowl. A combination of drought, poor land management and over-grazing made for starvation conditions for millions of Great Plains cattle. The ANR cattle train was the result of a federal program to redistribute these cattle to areas with better grazing conditions. Trivia ANS ANS W ERER a friendly face in the school,” she said. In addition to ve em ployees, seniors from Gulf County high schools can ap ply for paid positions for the summer months. Recent Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School grad Carley Clements spent her sec ond summer working at the STAC house. She also volunteered at the 21st Cen tury Summer Enrichment Program. “Being with kids runs in my blood,” said Clements, referencing her mother, Jo. “It’s a great mix of people, and though everyone comes from a different background, you learn the importance of treating everyone the same.” At its peak, the STAC house welcomed 52 children for the summer. Parents can call the STAC house to regis ter their children. At the Washington Rec reation Center, coordinators Johanna White and Sandy Quinn celebrated the third year of their summer pro gram. This year, they played host to 70 kids, ages 5-17, with the mission of educa tion and providing one hot meal each day. Funded by the Jessie Ball DuPont Foundation and the Gulf County Workforce Board, kids in the program have access to science labs, where they learn about ma rine life, a 15-station com puter lab that helps rein force math skills and allows students to stay updated on current events in the com munity. Kids also have “qui et time” for an hour and a half each day where they are encouraged to read. Kids also attend a weekly art class with Leslie Went zell of the Artery and a bas ketball camp run by Pete Smith, a professional player in the European League. “It’s an awesome sum mer program,” said White, now in her second year as a coordinator. “The kids have fun, but they’re also learning.” Quinn, a physical edu cation teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary, has been involved from the start and has enjoyed fostering an ed ucational environment that ensures kids will be ready for school when it resumes in the fall. “It gives the kids some thing to look forward to,” he said. In addition to her staff counselors, White has 20 interns who help with the camp and throughout the community. Local students can apply and go through an interview process in hopes of landing a paid position. These students also receive on-the-job training including telephone etiquette, nanc es and interviewing skills. Students from the Uni versity of Auburn are also on-hand and volunteer their time to helping the kids learn. Kids enrolled in the pro gram take eld trips once a week, whether it’s to the Bay to investigate sea life or for a ride down the Apalachicola River. At the end of the sum mer, kids will be treated to a day of fun at Shipwreck Is land Waterpark or a cruise on the Sea Dragon Pirate Ship in Panama City. “The students build so cial skills and have a lot of fun,” White said. “These kids grab your heart.” SUMMER from page B1 WES LL OCHER | The Star Kids at the STAC house stay active during the summer. CENTENNIAL from page B1

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, June 27, 2013 The Star | B7 91452S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-248CA HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi banking corporation,. Plaintiff, vs. WILTON R. MILLER, an individual; SUSANNE D. MILLER, an individual; and KENNETH G. FISH, an individual, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a summary final judgment of foreclosure in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows: Parcel One Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East along the West boundary of Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, a distance of 1341.09 feet to a point lying on the Southwesterly rightof-way boundary of State Road No: 30-E; thence leaving said West Section boundary run Southeasterly along said Southwesterly right-of-way boundary the following three (3) courses: South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 Seconds East 1642.44 feet to a point of curve; thence run along said curve with a radius of 11,426.79 feet through a central angle of 02 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds for an arc distance of 427.29 feet; thence leaving said curve run South 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds East 790.21 feet; thence leaving said Southwesterly right-of-way boundary run North 64 degrees 26 minutes 16 seconds East 100.00 feet to a concrete monument lying on the Northeasterly right-of-way boundary of said State Road, said point also marking the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning and leaving said Northeasterly right-of-way boundary run North 64 degrees 30 minutes 21 seconds East 832.61 feet to the approximate mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay; thence run Southeasterly along said mean high water line the following ten (10) courses: South 11 degrees 18 minutes 48 seconds East 31.93 feet; South 06 degrees 06 minutes 27 seconds East 44.07; feet South 28 degrees 07 minutes 31 seconds East 39.12 feet; South 30 degrees 01 minute 57 seconds East 83.90 feet; South 20 degrees 11 minutes 04 seconds East 42.27 feet; South 23 degrees 16 minutes 15 seconds East 49.83 feet; South 28 degrees 32 minutes 39 seconds East 30.48 feet; South 26 degrees 35 minutes 31 seconds East 30.49 feet; South 08 degrees 42 minutes 37 seconds East 40.30 feet; South 03 degrees 01 minute 00 seconds East 13.57 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line run South 64 degrees 23 minutes 31 seconds West 254.31 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961); thence run South 01 degree 45 minutes 01 second West 39.71 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961) marking a point of curve concave to the Southerly; thence run Southeasterly along said curve with a radius of 122.35 feet through a central angle 07 degrees 09 minutes 46 seconds for an arc distance of 15.30 feet, chord being South 85 degrees 32 minutes 32 seconds East 15.29 feet, to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961) marking a point of reverse curve, thence run Northeasterly along said curve with a radius of 45.73 feet, through a central angle of 44 degrees 22 minutes 58 seconds for an arc distance of 35.42 feet, chord being North 74 degrees 57 minutes 30 seconds East 34.54 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961); thence leaving said curve run South 36 degrees 22 minutes 32 seconds East 19.98 feet to a concrete monument (marked #3961); thence run South 25 degrees 50 minutes 32 seconds East 31.16 feet to a concrete monument (marked #3961); thence run North 64 degrees 27 minutes 08 seconds East 200.26 feet to a point lying on said mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay; thence run South 24 degrees 55 minutes 01 second East along said mean high water line 9.94 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line run South 64 degrees 26 minutes 08 seconds West 200.10 feet to an Iron rod and cap (marked #7160); thence run South 64 degrees 28 minutes 22 seconds West 598.19 feet to a concrete monument lying on said Northeasterly right-ofway boundary; thence run North 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds West along said Northeasterly right-of-way boundary 510.02 feet to the Point of Beginning. Above said description also known as Lots; 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and Tract 20 of Bayside as recorded in Official Records Book 123, Pages 362-378 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Parcel Two Lot 5 of Bayside, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West Gulf County, Florida; thence run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East along the West boundary of Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West Gulf County, Florida, a distance of 1341.09 feet to a point lying on the Southwesterly rightof-way boundary of Stale Road No: 30-E; thence leaving said West Section boundary run Southeasterly along said Southwesterly right-of-way boundary the following three (3) courses: South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East 1642.44 feet to a point of curve; thence run along said curve with a radius of 11,426.79 feet through a central angle of 02 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds for an arc distance of 427.29 feet; thence leaving said curve run South 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds East 790.21 feet; thence leaving said Southwesterly right-of-way boundary run North 64 degrees 26 minutes 16 seconds East 100.00 feet to a concrete monument lying on the Northeasterly right-of-way boundary of said State Road; thence run South 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds East along said Northeasterly right-of-way boundary 510.02 feet to a concrete monument; thence leaving said Northeasterly right-of-way boundary run North 64 degrees 28 minutes 22 seconds East 598.19 feet to an Iron rod and cap (marked #7160); thence run North 25 degrees 50 minutes 42 seconds West 10.00 feet to a concrete monument (marked #3961) marking the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning run North 64 degrees 27 minutes 08 seconds East 200.26 feet to a point lying on the approximate mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay; thence run Northwesterly along said mean high water line the following three (3) courses: North 24 degrees 55 minutes 01 second West 34.78 feet; North 11 degrees 34 minutes 08 seconds west 39.82 feet; North 03 degrees 01 minute 00 seconds West 29.09 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line run South 64 degrees 23 minutes 31 seconds West 254.31 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961); thence run South 01 degree 45 minutes 01 second West 39.71 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961) marking a point of curve concave to the Southerly; thence run Southeasterly along said curve with a radius of 122.35 feet through a central angle 07 degrees 09 minutes 46 seconds for an arc distance of 15.30 feet, chord being South 85 degrees 32 minutes 32 seconds East 15.29 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961) marking a point of reverse curve; thence run Northeasterly along said curve with a radius of 45.73 feet, through a central angle of 44 degrees 22 minutes 58 seconds for an arc distance of 35.42 feet, chord being North 74 degrees 57 minutes 30 seconds East 34.54 feet to an iron rod -and cap (marked #3961); thence leaving said curve run South 36 degrees 22 minutes 32 seconds East 19.98 feet to a concrete monument (marked #3961); thence run South 25 degrees 50 minutes 32 seconds East 31.16 feet to the Point of Beginning. at public sale, in the presence of the Plaintiff, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, on July 11th, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. ET, pursuant to the terms of the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure and 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. 14th CIRCUIT (Gulf County) 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, FL 32447 Phone: 850-718-0026 Hearing & Voice impaired: 1-800-955-8771 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org Dated this 11th day of June, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk FRED D. FRANKLIN, JR. ESQUIRE GABRIEL CRAFTON, ESQUIRE ROGERS TOWERS, P.A. 1301 Riverplace Blvd. Suite 1500 Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904)398-3911 Attorneys for Plaintiff June 20, 27, 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 91538S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDASTATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Contender Property Services located at 104 E. Kelly Dr., in the County of Gulf, in the City of Port St Joe, Florida, 32456 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Port St Joe, Florida, this 18th day of June, 2013. Daniel Shearer June 27, 2013 94087S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-256-CA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. OLIVIER DUCIMETIEREMONOD and TOWN CENTRE NORTH CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., an inactive Florida corporation, TOWN CENTRE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., an inactive Florida corporation, and UNKNOWN TENANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on May 30th, 2013, in Case No. 2012-256-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit for Gulf County, Florida, in which Centennial Bank, as successor in interest by merger with PREMIER BANK is the Plaintiff, and OLIVIER DUCIMETIERE-MONOD and TOWN CENTRE NORTH CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., an inactive Florida corporation, TOWN CENTRE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., an inactive Florida corporation, and UNKNOWN TENANTS, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: UNIT 206 AND 208, TOWN CENTRE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, AS PER DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM FOR TOWN CENTRE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 426, PAGE 92, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND ALSO: UNITS A AND C, TOWN CENTRE NORTH CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, AS PER DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM FOR TOWN CENTRE NORTH CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 426, PAGE 39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. The sale will be held on July 11, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the Gulf County Courthouse, located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, 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:June 13, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Gulf County Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk June 20, 27, 2013 94063S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 12-48-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF CECIL DOYLE RAMSEY, JR. Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of CECIL DOYLE RAMSEY, JR., deceased, whose date of death was September 19, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal represen-tative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 20, 2013. Personal Representative: David A. Gaskin 224 Annie Avenue Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com June 20, 27, 2013 94095S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000390 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BENJAMIN C. SHERRILL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 06, 2013 and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA000390 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and BENJAMIN C. SHERRILL; JANE ANN SHERRILL; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 18th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 20 AND THE SOUTH 1/3 OF LOT 21, BLOCK 76, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1018 MCCLELLAND AVENUE, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 17, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F11002088 June 27, July 4, 2013 94097S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-17-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JUDY DARNA, HENRY DARNA, MARVIN DARNA, II, MELODY POWELL, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) I, and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure dated May 29, 2013, in Case No. 13-17-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 JUDY DARNA, HENRY DARNA, MARVIN DARNA, II, and MELODY POWELL are the Defendants, 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 18th, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of the intersection of Bonita Street and Trout Avenue for a Point of Beginning; thence proceed North along the East boundary line of Trout Avenue a distance of 135 feet; thence make a 90 degree turn and proceed 300 feet East to the East boundary line of Government Lot 14; thence make a 90 degree turn and proceed South along the East boundary line of Government Lot 14 a distance of 135 feet; thence make a 90 degree turn and proceed West along the Northern boundary line of Bonita Street a distance of 300 feet to the Point of Beginning. This property being located in the South half of Government Lot 14 in Section 26, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: June 17, 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 27, July 4, 2013 94125S 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. 1224 Application No. 2013-27 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 04581-260R Description of Property: Lots 11 and 12, of Port St. Joe Commerce Park Phase II, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 54 and 55, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Port Industrial LLC 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 31st day of July, 2013. Dated this 24th day of June, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 2013 94127S 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. 375 Application No. 2013-28 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 01713-000R Description of Property: PARCEL NO. I: BEGINNING at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, thence Northeasterly on a Magnetic Bearing of North 1 Degree 30 Minutes East, for a distance of 245.82 feet to a point; thence turn an angle 19 Degrees 3 Minutes Left and continue Line on a Magnetic Bearing of North 17 Degrees 33 Minutes West, a distance of 131.70 feet to a POINT OF BEGINNING, said point being at right angles to and 33 feet Easterly from the C/L of State Highway No. 71; from the POINT OF BEGINNING, project a line on a Magnetic Bearing North 49 Degrees 32 Minutes East for a distance of 250.00 feet, more or less, to a point on the West edge of the West ARM of Dead Lakes Swamp, said Point along being a Point on the City Limits boundary of Wewahitchka, Florida; thence Northwesterly on a Meandering line along the City Limits boundary of Wewahitchka, Florida, to a point on the East boundary of the R/W of State Road 71, formerly No. 6, said point being the Point of Intersection of the East boundary of the R/W of State Road 71 and the channel of the West Arm of Dead Lakes Swamp; thence Southeasterly on the East boundary of State Road 71 (33 feet East of C/L of State Road 71) a distance of 734 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING; being in Sections 13 and 14, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, all said land lying and being in Gulf County, Florida. PARCEL NO. II: COMMENCE at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, and extend a line East along the South line of

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YEAR 75, NUMBER 37 Thursday, JUNE 27, 2013Forward momentum continues for portBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com The St. Joe Company last week announced another agreement that offers opportunities for growth at the Port of Port St. Joe, provided maintenance dredging of the shipping channel can be accomplished. St. Joe announced it had signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Enova Energy Group that could lead to the shipping of a minimum of 1 million metric tons per year of wood pellets through the Port of Port St. Joe by way of the AN Railway. The wood pellets would be shipped to overseas markets. Enova also has interest in using or developing facilities provided the Port of Port St. Joe can accommodate the vessels need for the shipment of commercial wood pellets. Enova is a full service, clean energy development company specializing in development and operations of contracted renewable based assets. The LOI with St. Joe contemplates economic development opportunities for Northwest Florida, including the potential to bolster usage of the AN Railway and make the Port of Port St. Joe operational. This is the second LOI signed by St. Joe with an energy company in the past two months. The agreement with Enova is similar to an LOI signed with Green Circle Bio Energy, Inc. last month. That LOI anticipated Green Circle would establish a wood pellet site along the AN Railway and ship up to 150,000 metric tons of pellets through the Port of Port St. Joe, contingent on the completion of maintenance dredging. We welcome Enova to the Port of Port St. Joe and are exBOCC nixes agenda changesBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com County Commissioner Joanna Bryan has pushed for two months to bring transparency and consistency to the Board of County Commissioners meeting agendas she believes is needed. During Mondays regular meeting rescheduled from Tuesday due to a Florida Association of Counties conference Bryans fellow commissioners pushed back. Bryans motion to implement a new agenda process as a pilot program and soft rollout for the next two meeting cycles died for a lack of a second after Commissioner Carmen McLemore said he wanted to put the issue to rest. Bryan supported a procedure drafted by county attorney Jeremy Novak. In short strokes, the process would require that any request to be included on the agenda that came after the current deadline for inclusion, whether from a commissioner, staff or the public, come with justi cation for inclusion in an amended agenda. The justi cation would include the reason for any urgency, budget impact and other factors for commissioners to consider at the beginning of each meeting to amend the agenda or not. That is a similar process to that used by the Gulf County School Board, which votes at the beginning of every meeting, to accept any amendments. Bryan said the city of Port St. Joe does not even vote on any item not on the agenda. She said her research around the state showed that most counties provide more detail on an agenda as to what will be considered at a given meeting. Novak noted that the proposed policy includes much of what the BOCC already does in crafting an agenda, but adds that issues proposed after the deadline the Wednesday prior to the Tuesday meeting would require written justi cation for inclusion.Lister gives back with book-signing, River Day CelebrationBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Startcroft@starfl.comWewahitchka author Michael Lister is celebrating an award by giving back to the area that informs so much of his writing. In addition to a book signing Friday at the No Name Caf in Port St. Joe, Lister will be part of a River Day Celebration on Saturday at Gaskin Park, at the end of Lake Grove Road in Wewahitchka. He will also donate a portion of book pro ts from his awardwinning novel to an organization advocating for the health of the Apalachicola River and Bay. Lister recently won his second Florida Book Award, a Silver Medal in Popular Fiction, for the fth volume in his John Jordan mystery series, Blood Sacri ce. Lister won a Bronze Medal in General Fiction for Double Exposure in 2009. The Silver Medal was of particular import because the John Jordan series is the springboard for everything Lister has written in the past 15 years. It was really a surprise, Lister said. It meant so much to me. That was so special. I didnt see it coming. I was just thrilled. To date, Lister has had 11 novels, three short-story collections, and three nonction books published. I have written a lot of other books, but I always return to John Jordan, Lister said. There is a soft spot in my heart for that series. My rst published novel was a John Jordan mystery and now 15 years later for the fth book in the series to be honored in this way means so much to me. Lister serves on the board of the Apalachicola Riverkeeper, a non-pro t organization advocating for the health of the Apalachicola River, its tributaries and watersheds as well as Apalachicola Bay. And as Double Exposure and By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com The Daraja Childrens Choir of Africa performed at the Oak Grove Church in Port St. Joe last week, and shared their brand of worship with the congregation through song and dance. The group is made up of 12 girls and 12 boys ages 1013 from Kaihura, Uganda. Their show is a 60-minute spectacle of Ugandan and traditional English songs and videos of their lives in Africa. The Daraja choir is sponsored by The 410 Bridge mission group, which provides community-initiated development in Kenya, Uganda and Haiti. It serves in 26 communities and impacts over 300,000 people with clean water, education and economic development. The groups three-month southeastern tour is being led by 410 members Rob and Elisa Allred of Atlanta. The couple was on tour with another childrens choir when they experienced another group of Daraja students performing at a church in 2011 and knew they wanted to be a part of it. We loved 410s model and the way that they invest in communities, said Elisa. They work alongside the community instead of doing it for them. In each town they visit, the Allreds nd host families for the 24 children and 14 adults that make up the tour group. (See Letter to the Editor Page A5) The Ugandan children spend time with their host families doing activities, eating and immersing each other in their foreign cultures. Its an incredible culture exchange on both sides, said Rob. Some of the kids who were quiet at the start are now the most outgoing. Its exciting and encouraging seeing how theyve blossomed, added Elisa. Part of 410s mission is to have the children return to Uganda disciplined, developed and educated. Three teachers from Africa accompany the group hosting school lessons during the day.Bridge between countriesSee PORT A2 IF YOU GO...Michael Lister will be signing his award-winning book and other titles at the No Name Cafe in Port St. Joe from 4-7 p.m. ET on Friday, June 28. A special River Day Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT on Saturday, June 29 at Gaskin Park in Wewahitchkaan event that will feature free boat rides, live music, food, games, river portraits, a boat poker run on the river, a Rally for the River fun run, and much, much more.See LISTER A3SPECIAL TO THE STARBlood Sacri ce recently earned Wewahitchka author his second Florida Book Award. 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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, June 27, 2013 Daraja means bridge in Scandinavian and the mission group sees the choir as a way of building a connection between two very different countries. Its an opportunity to have their hearts opened up to life outside of their own culture, said Elisa. Were all stuck in our own small worlds. The goal of the choir is to show others children who are completely happy and free despite the situations and conditions found within their country. Rob said, So often we have an idea that you need so much to be happy. These kids are proof you dont need a at screen TV and an Escalade. The choir is made up of children from the communities that the 410 Bridge sponsors throughout Uganda. The choir director, Abu, has been a part of the program since it began in 2006. He also becomes a father gure to the children, helping to develop and mentor in order to turn them into leaders so theyll prosper when they return home. Abu holds auditions within the communities and nds the kids who will make the best additions to the choir or who will grow from the experience. Rob said, Abu has such a gift for nding kids with the spark. Daraja had performed the week prior at First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe. Word quickly got back to Oak Grove Pastor James Wiley. Having spent time in Uganda with his children, who are missionaries, he built a strong connection with the country and was happy to host the group at the church. It also helped the Allreds ll an empty date in their schedule. I have experienced the pure passion and joy in Uganda and worship is universal, Wiley said. The 24 choir members arrived in the U.S. May 12 and started their tour in Atlanta. Prior to hitting the road the children spent six weeks getting a crash course on life in the United States which was turned into a fun learning experience. Because it was their rst visit to North America, a highlight for Rob and Elisa was watching the kids experience various rsts. They saw elevators for the rst time and were amazed by a room that moved. These are things that we dont even think about, said Elisa. One child was enthralled by the highway system. He talked about how he could bring that back to Uganda, said Rob. He was amazed by the organization of it and now he wants to be an engineer. On July 31 the group will return to Uganda for two months before returning to the U.S. in September for a tour that will cover the east coast and Texas. Its a life-changing experience, said Elisa. Each day offers something new and I feel like I have the best job in the world. The kids leave such an impact and were blessed to be part of it, said Rob. 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SmartLensesSMCanproduceclearvisionwithoutglasses, atalldistances BoardCertified andCataractSurgeonBoardCertified andCataractSurgeon 1109456 CouponExpires:7-15-13CODE:SJ00 cited about the opportunities they will bring to the Port, said Leonard Costin, chairman of the Port St. Joe Port Authority. The Port Authoritys number one priority is to create jobs for the region. This letter of intent with Enova is key to helping us reach this goal. Maintenance dredging is critical to the LOIs with Enova and Green Circle. Port director Tommy Pitts said the port is moving along parallel paths to secure maintenance dredging, permitting and funding, with the goal of accomplishing the task within the next two years. As noted by the Florida Ports Council in its annual report, the Port of Port St. Joe is well-positioned for bulk cargo shipments given the access to rail, the Intracoastal Waterway and state and federal highways. The port has a navigational channel that is federally authorized to a maximum of 37 feet. Pitts said during a recent Port Authority meeting that the goal would be to initially dredge to a minimum of 33 feet with the ultimate goal the authorized depth. Dredging the channel to the authorized depth will open many new opportunities for the port, Pitts said. The LOI between The St. Joe Company and Enova Energy Group, as with Green Circle, is contingent upon the Port of Port St. Joe receiving funding to complete maintenance dredging of the shipping channel. Adequate infrastructure is paramount to bringing new business and jobs to Northwest Florida, said Park Brady, CEO for The St. Joe Company. The prospective rail improvements to the AN Railway are critical to open doors for economic development for the Port of Port St. Joe and surrounding areas. The last major hurdle to an operational port and new jobs is the necessary dredging improvement to the shipping channel. Those rail improvements would be funded by a $5 million grant from the Florida Department of Transportation. That grant was secured, but is currently on hold pending further state review. The FDOT has made available to the Port of Port St. Joe a $750,000 grant for the engineering and permitting of dredging of the ship channel. That grant comes with a $250,000 local match and the Port Authority and St. Joe Company are working on the details of that local match. In addition, some $400,000 in federal funds is available for the engineering and permitting work. We will continue to push for funding to complete the dredging of the channel so that this opportunity and other future growth can come to fruition and create good jobs for the area, said state Rep. Halsey Beshears, who represents Gulf County. The LOI between Enova and St. Joe, as with Green Circle, anticipates new business development opportunities to create jobs in the region provided the pieces fall together as contemplated in the LOI. With signicant experience in related industries, Enova Energy Group is interested in developing, constructing, owning and operating wood pellet facilities throughout the southeastern U.S. The company is currently developing three wood pellet production facilities in the Southeast and expects to make its rst shipment of pellets in the fourth quarter of 2014. Enova also expects that its biomass to electricity plant in Plaineld, Conn., will start operations in the fourth quarter of 2013. Port St. Joe and the surrounding areas offer some excellent opportunities for the expansion of our wood pellet export business, said Ben Easterlin, Senior Vice President of Development for Enova. We look forward to a good relationship with The St. Joe Company and the State of Florida. The news of the latest agreement reached by the St. Joe Company, which entered into a collaborative agreement last year with the Port Authority to develop the Port of Port St. Joe, was applauded by local, state and federal ofcials. We are excited and encouraged by the news of the relationship between Enova and The St. Joe Company, said Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson, Jr. The city and the Port of Port St. Joe could see a tremendous increase in economic activity due to this venture. The potential for further port improvements and job creation bodes well for the City of Port St. Joe, Gulf County and the entire region. County Commissioner Warren Yeager said the county was excited about the ongoing progress with the Port of Port St. Joe and said as past chairman of the Port Authority he understood the difculties of securing new port business. The St. Joe Company needs to be commended on its efforts and Gulf County is pleased for this announcement, Yeager said. These are exciting times, not only for Port St. Joe and Gulf County, but the entire region. Economic development has taken a huge step forward for all of us. Congressman Steve Southerland echoed those comments. This agreement is an important step forward for Port St. Joe and the surrounding area, Southerland said. This is a great example of two partners of industry and innovation coming together to seek to create jobs and expand economic development, and I couldnt be happier about the opportunities it will bring to Northwest Florida. PORT from page A1WES LOCHER | The StarMembers of The 410 Bridge and tour coordinators Elisa and Rob Allred were invited to perform at Oak Grove Church by Pastor James Wiley. BRIDGE from page A1

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AweeklongcelebrationJune28July5 Forcurrentscheduleofeventsseewww.PSJcentennialCelebration.com Blood Sacrice touched on issues surrounding the river and swamps that surround it, Lister saw a great opportunity to do something. That something is two days of celebration of his writings and the river, with a portion of proceeds going to the Riverkeeper organization. Lister will donate half of all prots from every copy of Blood Sacrice sold this summer to the organization. Winning a Florida Book Award really helps boost the prole of the book and the series and the other things you have written, Lister said. There is no question you get a bump from that for everything you write. Part of the mystery/ thriller plot of Blood Sacrice involves key environmental issues facing Florida so its a natural t to use sales of the book for this cause. Serving on the Riverkeeper board he understands the dire need for and the importance of the organization. With all the water wars and issues we are facing, the collapse of the bay especially, there is a real challenge here, Lister said. It seems like there is no reasonableness, nothing makes sense. And there are solutions. We can do so much more with less water. There is a great deal of concern among Riverkeeper for the bay and I am equally concerned about the rivers and the swamps. I just love this area so much and I am mindful of the issues we are facing. If we just rely on our elected ofcials, we are screwed. Alabama and Florida seem to be on the same page, but the way Georgia and the (U.S. Army) Corps have managed things, how do you get someone who has everything they want to the table. Lister will hold a book signing at No Name Caf and the following day the River Day Celebration promises something for all ages. Wewa Search and Rescue will offer free boat rides on the river, including sonar so passengers can get a glimpse of life below the surface. There will be a boat poker run and a biker rally which will begin in Bay County, meander through Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka and end at Gaskin Park. Dave Lloyd out of Bay County will be on hand to provide live music throughout the day, there will be a boat and car wash and a rides, pony and bounzee, for the kids. Lister will be reading from his writings and the photography of Clyde Butcher will be on display. I just thought it would be a great idea to meet at the river and on it and entire thing is a fundraiser for Riverkeeper. Entry to the event is free, though there will be charges for some activities. Ive always wanted my books to be highly entertaining, but not just that, Lister said. I want them to make a difference in the lives of their readers, to enrich them, to expand them in some small way. Partnering with Riverkeeper is doing the same thingtrying to make a difference. Blood Sacrice and Listers other books are available in hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audiobook, and can be found online, at bookstores, and at his website www.MichaelLister. com For more information call Dawn at 628-4559 or email Pulpwood Press at PulpwoodPress@gmail.com. LISTER from page A1I think this is an important communication tool, Bryan said of the proposed agenda policy, which she said would enhance communications among staff, among commissioners and maybe most importantly for the public. Every other county has an agenda policy in place to encourage communications. She said too many board decisions are made on verbally communicated information she cited recent work at Dalkeith Industrial Park in which the contents of a motion required a special meeting to clarify and said the BOCC would be better served on all issues of import with written information in front of each commissioner. Small counties work this way, she said, refuting an assertion from Commissioner Warren Yeager that they do not. Cities work this way, school boards work this way. Why cant things be on an agenda? This is to encourage people to get on the agenda in a timely fashion. I am asking for the board to ask staff to work in this direction. It is important things are in writing. We need to be as efcient as possible. She asked not that the board adopt the policy, but that staff follow the policy as a pilot project through two meeting cycles to determine tweaks that might need to be made. McLemore dismissed the idea out of hand. He said such a policy would restrict the ability of commissioners to vote on a pressing issue brought from the public. Ive been on this board for 13 years and I dont have a problem with the way we are operating now, McLemore said. Commissioner Ward McDaniel said there were aspects of the policy he did not like, particularly a provision requiring a super-majority of four votes from the BOCC to amend the agenda to include a late item. He sought clarication from Novak that the policy proposed did not derive from state law, but a proposed county policy change. Commissioner Warren Yeager agreed with Bryan earlier this year about the need for transparency but said the policy went too far. I am all for transparency but this is too restrictive, Yeager said. I need to make a decision sometimes based on what my constituents, the public, bring to me. It is too restrictive of a policy. Commissioner Tan Smiley said the policy would impede the process. Government is slow and I dont want to slow the process down, Smiley said. Bryan argued that nothing in the policy would slow anything and the policy would make it easier for staff, commissioners and the public. Bryan said most issues brought to the board such as the change in probation services taken up at the prior meeting are not emergencies. She added that the BOCC seemed to be going out of its way to keep the public out. She further noted the classes she has taken with the Florida Association of Counties and said the board is not applying lessons learned at FAC conferences, noting that much of the training material she has seen was in part crafted by Yeager. I want the public to realize that they are paying for this board to travel all over to attend these classes and we are not implementing what we are learning, Bryan said. Yeager said, I disagree. Smiley said the FAC classes had helped him and some items that might translate in other counties dont necessarily translate to Gulf County. COUNTY-WIDE VOTINGNovak said the U.S. Supreme Court would issue a decision this week pertaining to the Voting Rights Act, specically a provision that mandates that counties or cities under a federal decree due to prior discrimination must have federal pre-clearance before implementing any voting changes, such as redistricting. Novak said the decision could have an impact on the research and case Gulf County has been building in recent years as the BOCC has alternately considered or not moving to county-wide voting. Novak asked for board direction on bringing the experts hired by the BOCC down next month to discuss the impacts of the Supreme Court decision. The county can only consider redistricting in odd-numbered years so unless action is taken soon, redistricting could not be considered again until 2015. Commissioners asked for the consultant to report in July. I think it is important to move forward on what the voters clearly want which is county-wide voting, Yeager said.PROBATION SERVIcCESThe county will take over probation services this week, exercising a 15-day termination clause for cause included in its contract with Florida Probation Services. The board narrowly approved moving probation services inhouse despite being provided with no formal plan on the transition, budget impact, etc. at its last meeting. Novak wrote Florida Probation Services regarding fullling the existing contract, which ran through October and Florida Probation Services which deputy administrator Michael Hammond had labeled nearly a scam replied it would exercise a 60-day out clause and be done by Aug 10. The board approved Novaks suggestion to exercise the 15-day termination clause. BOCC from page A1SpSP Ec C IAl L TO TT HE SS TARThe rivers and swamps of the area have a key role in many Lister books.

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Circulation:1-800-345-8688 OPINION www.starfl.com ASectionThe young and beautiful Catherine (Cat in the Hat) Balsam graduates from high school next year. Places to go on her senior trip abound. As her favorite uncle I leaned in close as she discussed the possibilities. Someone mentioned Washington, D. C. and I saw her eyes light up. Oh, that is one of my favorite places. Theyve got so many museums, statues, parks and historical sites. It is just such a great place to visit. There are so many things to see... I didnt catch the rest of the travelogue. Bless her heart, she had sent my memory racing back to a distant past. There were places as a young boy I dreamed of seeing, cities I wanted to view from the inside out, roads I craved to drive down and mountains I wanted to look off of. But Washington D.C. was never on my list. As a matter of fact, Id rank Washington right up there with Gary, Indiana, or any place in Syria, as my least likely vacation destinations! Course, we never went on a vacation when I was Cats age. If my parents could spare the time we went to see grandmother or Uncle Hugh. They told us it was a vacation because it took three hours to get there and we got to sleep in a different bed. We were young but we werent idiots! A trip to your relatives is not a vacation! Plus, they didnt even live close to anywhere. Entertainment consisted of sitting on the front steps with all the cousins and watching the grass grow. Uncle Clifford would have us picking cotton. Uncle Womack had us milk cows. We could have stayed home and milked for goodness sakes! I wanted to go to Texas or Arizona. I think thats where Lash LaRue fought the bad guys. I wanted to visit the dude ranch where Roy and Dale would pick you up in that station wagon with the wooden sides. We wanted to go to Tombstone and see for ourselves the town too tough to die. We wanted to get to Lincoln County, New Mexico, before the cattle wars ended. By junior high we realized that getting to Hollywood, meeting Hopalong Cassidy or watching the sun set over Waikiki Beach might be setting the bar a little high. Shucks, I would have settled for a trip to Rock City; or a ride across the Mississippi on the ferry at Tiptonville; or an afternoon at the state fair in Nashville. The truth is I was traveling with a college football team when I spent my rst night in a hotel. We ew into Dallas for a game against Austin College. Listen, Coach Carter made it perfectly clear that we werent down here for no sight seeing. I was so afraid of him I didnt dare look around. I dont know if we passed by the Alamo, Dealey Plaza or the Rio Grande! Ive always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon. The pictures are unbelievable! Nothing could be that deep or wide! I want to know if you can see the Colorado River from the top of the rim. I want to hear some old timers story about getting down in the bottom and not being able to get back out! I want to lean over the side and spit. I would love to see the Snake River. I dont even know where it is; I think Montana or Wyoming. I dont know one thing about it. Except it appears to be fairly crooked and Lewis and Clark used it on their trek to explore the Louisiana Purchase. I like the name. If it is close to Jackson Hole, I could kill two vacations with one stone. How about Alaska? Ive been hankering to get there ever since John Wayne and Fabian found the gold just a little southeast of Nome. I want to see the northern lights and the caribou crawl. I want to mush a team of huskies through the snow. I want to pet White Fang. How great would it be to scratch that call of the wild itch! I think about Alaska a lot in July and August... There is a cornbread festival held every year in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. I dont know what all they do there except sample the obvious but Id like to check it out. When I tell them how much cornbread Ive eaten over the years I gure Id be in line for a judges role for sure! Of all my vacation plans and aspirations, this is the trip my wife shows the least interest in. As a matter of fact, if I cant talk you into going with me, Ill catch this one by myself! I would like to see the sun rise over Coeur dAlene, Idaho. And climb Pikes Peak. And drive across Hoover Dam. Id like to take a month off and ride down route 66. I want to stare at those presidents heads someone thoughtfully cut out in the Dakotas. Id like to retrace Custers last day. I would like to spend a football week-end in Oxford, Mississippi. Or ride in one of the hot air balloons at the festival in Albuquerque. The possibilities are endless... Course, when my boys came along, we took them home to visit their grandparents. I told them it was a vacation. As they grew older they grumbled a mite and suggested Disney World or that big fair in Knoxville. I explained to them we WERE on a vacation! It was a long ways to grannys ... and we were sleeping in a different bed... Respectfully, KesI havent gotten there yet...What to do when a loved one diesWhether its expected or accidental, the death of a loved one can shake you to the core. The last thing you want is to have to interrupt grieving to deal with mundane tasks, but unfortunately there are many actions that must be done on behalf of the deceased. Some must be taken immediately, while with others you can take your time and re ect on the best path to follow. Heres a checklist: If the death occurs under hospital or hospice watch, they will notify the proper authorities and help you make arrangements with the coroners of ce for transport of the remains. If it happens at home, call local police or 911 for assistance. If he or she was an organ donor, youll need to act quickly. Reach out for help in making arrangements and locating key documents. Split up such tasks as contacting others who will want to know, taking care of pets, collecting mail and safeguarding the deceaseds home if its now vacant. Look for a will or other document that spells out the deceaseds burial or cremation wishes many people make funeral arrangements in advance, even paying ahead of time. The funeral home can guide you through the paperwork process, such as placing an obituary and ordering death certi cates. Hopefully, the deceased prepared a will that names an executor to oversee the disposition of his or her estate; otherwise, the court will have to appoint one. In sorting through their les, also look for: a trust; insurance policies; bank, credit card, mortgage and loan accounts; safe deposit box key; contact information for lawyer, doctor, accountant or other professional advisors; and passwords to computer and other accounts. Within the rst few days, start notifying organizations with which the deceased had business or nancial arrangements. In most cases youll be required to submit a certi ed copy of the death certi cate, so be sure to order ample copies. Youll need to contact: Current or former employers for information about possible nal wages, accrued vacation, retirement, life insurance or other death bene ts. Social Security Administration. If they were receiving Social Security bene ts, you'll need to stop payment right away. Funeral homes often do this, but be sure to ask. Once you've noti ed Social Security, they will contact Medicare to cancel bene ts. However, if they were enrolled in a Medicare Prescription or Advantage Plan or had a Medigap policy, contact each to cancel coverage. Veteran's Administration. Veterans, their immediate family members and certain others may be entitled to burial at a national cemetery. Forward their mail to a secure address so you don't miss important correspondence. Cancel their driver's license to avoid identity fraud. Banks, credit unions, credit card issuers and other lenders to close accounts or if you are a surviving spouse, to convert accounts to your name only. If they had a safe deposit box and you don't have the key, ask what documentation you need to gain access. Insurance companies, to cancel auto and homeowner's policies; however, consider keeping them activated until assets are sold, in case of theft or damage. Close email accounts. Cancel magazine subscriptions and utilities. Finally, the executor will have to deal with such issues as locating bene ciaries, distributing inherited property, ling nal tax returns, and settling outstanding debts. Youd be wise to work with an attorney who specializes in probate issues. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney My high school is planning a 50th anniversary of the school later this year. A nice lady from my high school alma mater wrote and asked me if I would be interested in being the Class Agent for my graduating class. In describing my responsibilities, she noted that I would be friend-raising instead of fundraising. Im not so good at asking folks for money, so I was relieved and happy to help my school. The rst thing I had to do was nd some of my lost classmates. They werent really lost; I think they were just hiding. Out the 47 members of the Class of I needed to nd about 7 of my classmates. I found the contact information for 6 of the 7 within a few days and forwarded the information to the school. That meant I only needed to nd one more person that graduated with me Judy. Judy wasnt going to be easy to nd. She was a foreign exchange student from Australia. I was sure she wouldnt be able to come back to the schools 50th birthday celebration, but I still wanted to ful ll my duties as the Class Agent. I like a challenge. Judy was from Australia, but I didnt remember the city or anything else that would have helped. I had no idea where she went to college, only that she went back to Australia when the school year was over. She was a member of our high schools surf team. I should note here that our high school in north Alabama was almost 300 miles from the nearest beach. So the surf team didnt really exist. We never competed against anyone or surfed (except for her when she was back in Australia). We just declared ourselves the surf team and wore Hawaiian shirts on special occasions. However, we did receive recognition at the athletic banquet our senior year of high school. The football coach gave us each the Silver Spoon Award. We put him up to it, he always had a sense of humor and the spoons/awards were readily available on the tables. Judy was fun, very kind and had a good sense of humor. Knowing this still didnt help me nd her. The internet wasnt as helpful as I hoped it would be, but I did nd a reference to a Reverend Judy in a church bulletin in Australia. She had the correct rst and last name, but I just knew that it couldnt be our Judy. It had been over 30 years, but she just didnt seem like the Reverend type. I shouldnt say things like that, but you know what I mean. Maybe a school teacher or a doctor or a marketing person, but I didnt think that Judy would be a preacher. After guring out how to look at other church bulletins and newsletters from this Anglican church in Australia, I found a picture that caught my eye. It was Judy, our Judy, dressed up like a Reverend, just as pretty as you please. Ok, Judy was a minister, but I still hadnt found her. I red off a letter to the church who published the bulletins. At the time, it was about 4 in the morning at the churchs location in Australia. Within an hour, I had a response back from a nice man (I assume another Reverend) named Ian. Ian assured me that he would forward my message to Judy in Africa. I didnt bother to ask Ian what he was doing up so early in the morning. Australians do things quite opposite than we do. It has something to do with their seasons being mixed up. Our mild mannered surf team member, Judy, was doing mission work in Tanzania, Africa. She was teaching English, teaching women to sew and just helping folks in general. It now made a lot of sense to me. She liked helping people. She was very unsel sh. Im sure she is wonderful at what she does. Now, after corresponding with Judy a few times, I understood why I needed to nd her. I understood why we all need to nd the Judies in our high school graduating classes. The Judies of the world help us put things into perspective. Here I am worrying about things that seem pretty trivial, while Judy is in Tanzania helping folks learn to do things to survive and get a little more out of life. While I complain about a storm door that doesnt close quite perfectly, Judy revels in the y screen on her small house and mosquito netting on her bed posts. While I complain about the children taking marathon showers using all the hot water, Judy lets water stay in a black bucket under the sun all day in order to scoop out warm water for an evening shower. While I complain about the cost of gas and insuring too many vehicles, Judy has been asked to provide a motorcycle for a nun who walks an hour each way back and forth to teach school every day. Im glad I found Judy. It was something I was supposed to do. Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com.Finding Judy CRANKS MY TRACTORBN Heard HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert JASON ALDERMANPage 4 Thursday, June 27, 2013

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LETTERS www.starfl.com ASectionBy Brandon ToddSpecial to The Star In the current state of affairs in America another hot topic has arisen. Im sure you are aware that President Obama has been quite heavily using unmanned drones to kill terrorist leaders overseas. A couple of months ago, the Administration released classi ed documents known as the white papers to the two Congressional Intelligence Committees in an attempt to nd a legal framework for drone strike assassinations. Overseas drone strikes had been accepted by many in the government, and many America citizens but things changed in September 2011. In September 2011, President Obama dispatched CIA drones to Yemen to assassinate an American citizen suspected of being af liated with Al-Qaeda; Anwar al-Awlaki. This target was born in New Mexico, USA and he was killed without due process of law. Not only was American born al-Awlaki murdered by a drone strike, but also another American af liated with terrorists was killed in the strike; Samir Khan. Later on, President Obama dispatched another Drone that killed Anwars American 16-year-old son. When it comes to alAwlaki and Khan, many people supported the assassinations because they understood that those men were af liated with terrorist organizations but they did not quite realize the complexity, and illegality of such assassinations. Under the 5th Amendment of Constitution, all American citizens cannot be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law It is highly unlawful for the President to assassinate American citizens, no matter the vileness of their alleged crimes, without due process of law. Yes, Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan were suspected Al-Qaeda sympathizers, but rst and foremost they were Americans. With that being said they deserved a fair trial. Wartime or no, all Americans should be given judgment through due process of law. As for the 16 year old American son of al-Awlaki; his assassination was absolutely lawless and no matter the doings of his father, he was innocent. I agree the CIA should take out non-American suspected terrorists as we are still engaged in War. But I, like many others, greatly disagree with the idea that the president should be able to draw up kill-lists and assassinate American citizens, no matter the degree of their crimes or how far overseas they may be. It is now legally justi able for the president to have Americans killed overseas with drones, without due process. President Obama basically empowered himself with the authority to give kill orders, and assassinate anyone he sees as a threat. No one man should have that much power. Truthfully, the president cannot legally order the killing of any one individual. Under the Constitution, he can only order the killing of certain individuals using the military when the U.S. has been attacked or when an attack is imminent. He can also order killings using the military in pursuit of a declaration of war enacted by Congress, but these drone strikes do not t that criteria. Obama has disputed that he can legally kill American suspected terrorists, because they are a great danger to America. No law empowers the President to do such a thing. Attorney General Eric Holder has argued that the presidents careful selection of each target, and the narrow use of deadly force are an adequate substitute for due process. No court has ever rati ed that. Mr. Obamas national security adviser has argued that the use of drones is humane since they are surgical, precise, and only kill their targets. That is absolutely false. It is not exactly known as to how many people have been killed overseas by drone strikes as it is classi ed information, but several organizations have attempted to gure the drone strike death toll. According to the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism the number killed in drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia is between 3,072 and 4,756. Sen. Lindsey Graham has come out publicly and stated that 4,700 people have been killed by U.S. drone strikes. The Washington-based New America Foundation says there have been 350 U.S. drone strikes since 2004, most of them during Barack Obamas presidency. The foundation also estimates the death toll to be between 1,963 and 3,293, with 261 to 305 civilians killed. Either way, whichever organization is correct, those statistics are disturbing. The civilian casualties were collateral damage according to Obama Administration of cials. That is unacceptable in my view. Obama has ordered far more drone strikes in his time in of ce than President Bush did in eight years. I reckon my greatest fear, along with many others, is now that the legal precedent has been set for the President to assassinate American citizens overseas, whats to stop Obama or any future president from assassinating American citizens on American soil with drones? That is a very tangible potentiality. I sense that this is what these overseas killings of Americans will lead to. Those who dissent against the government could be considered as suspected sympathizers with terrorist organizations, and could theoretically be assassinated through drones by the presidents order. The ultimate goal of terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda is to get free societies like America to eat each other. They want Democratic governments to fear and oppress its citizens, and they want lawful citizens to rebel against their government, until the nation tears itself apart. It seems that with Americans being assassinated by drones under the order of the president; that is exactly what is happening. By allowing the president to usurp the Constitution, and the Congress, we have invited tyranny into America. No man is impervious to the law in America, not even the president. Richard Nixon once said if the president does it, that means its not illegal. I fear this is the same mindset Mr. Obama has. The Bible reads in Mark 3:24-25: And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand Our division is great, and our downfall is inevitable if we keep on this path. PUBLICNOTICEREDUCEDHOURSFORCLERKOFCOURTANNEXOFFICEINWEWAHITCHKA Duetobudgetconstraints,theGulfCountyClerkofCourtmustreducethehoursofoperation oftheClerksAnnexOceinWewahitchka.EectiveJuly1,2013,theannexocewillonlybe openfrom8am-4pmC.T.onMondayandFriday. RebeccaL.(Becky)Norris GulfCountyClerkoftheCircuitCourt Page 5 Thursday, June 27, 2013Dear Editor, When people hear the word Southerner the rst thing that comes to mind is hospitality, but to a true Southerner it is much more. It is our roots, family and tradition, but of all else it is our manners. Have you ever been in a store looking at an item on a shelf and someone walks right in front of you, saying nothing? Thats when you know theyre not from the South. Anytime we do this we always say excuse me without hesitation. Nowhere else do you hear children say yes maam or no sir. It is sad to say that the present generation, some at least, arent teaching their children to say this. This is a sad thing because showing this respect to our elders is distinctly Southern. As a child I was never allowed to ask the question why? Or what? Southern children always referred to an adult as Ms. And Mr. before the rst name. People from the South seem to go out of their way to be helpful, complimentary and are an incredibly gracious people. If someone asked a Southerner to describe in a few words what we are, it would be humble, courteous, behaving ourselves, try never to hurt anyones feelings, and especially friendly. If you put a Southerner, especially a woman, in a line she/he will make a friend. We love to talk to everybody. Southern hospitality is rooted in traditions that have been passed down over hundreds of years. Today more people from other parts of the country are moving to the South especially from up North. This threatens our culture and makes Southern hospitality more dif cult to consistently maintain. The New York Times published an article which said that southern manners are declining. Our manners are one of the many things that are central to our identity. Many Southerners blame the erosion of civility and politeness on the in ux of people moving here from other places. This is the time that we have to cling to all we hold dear, to teach our future generations just how important it is to be kind, courteous and friendly while standing rm on our identity as Southerners. All I can say is there is sweetness in the air, a Southern sweetness.Lisa Sherwood FaipeaPort St. JoeBless your little heartDear Editor, On Thursday June 20, 2013 I wept like a child as a magni cent bus, decorated in bright colors with images of beautiful children and the words Daraja written boldly on both sides pulled out of the Oak Grove Church parking lot. For over the past 3 days I had been blessed to have received a vivid image of what I believe heaven will be like. Tuesday evening I sat and waited with a great anticipation, excitement and a little fear. My husband, children and I were going to host two children from Uganda, Africa and their chaperone. The previous Wednesday we had gone to the First Baptist Church to see what we thought was a performance of an African Childrens Choir. To our surprise these children lead us in a worship service that brought us to tears and stirred a joy in our hearts that we could have never imagined. That rst night I struggled with anxiety as midnight came and we were walking our new guests into our home. What if I am not a perfect host to them? What if I or my children offend them? What if they receive a negative re ection of America from us? I had in that moment forgotten that God already had a plan for the next few days and that my human thought and instinct had nothing to do with it. We introduced ourselves, said hello and in a moments time I received the biggest hugs and thank you Mama. Goodnight and thank you, they said with their African accents. I went to bed and could not wait for the next day to get to know them and the American intern they were traveling with better. Over the next few days I learned so much from these children. They have an amazing love for the Lord and are being taught that with God, all things are possible. I believe this is something that, from time to time, is left on the back burner here in America. We teach kids to go to school, get good grades, go to college and then a career and a family. We forget to slow down and remind them that they can do anything, be anything and conquer anything they put their minds too through Christ our Savior. We asked the intern staying with us many questions about the African culture and their way of life and we also talked about what would be of these children when they returned to Uganda. Through Daraja, these children are being taught to be leaders in their community, core Christian values and self-esteem beyond my wildest dreams. We also learned that these children do not want to stay in America; they simply do not see how we live as a luxury. They miss things like chopping wood in the forest and taking care of their family garden. Our intern explained it best by saying it was like us Americans taking an European vacation. The culture is different, people stare at you, the food is a little funky and no matter how comfortable a bed might be it is just not the same as home. On their last night in Port St. Joe, the host families of several children and interns got to have an amazing celebration. Dan Van Treese, president of the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club invited us all out to do what we found out was what these African kids enjoyed doing the most in America; swim. So as we all watched with awe, these children laughed and played and giggled until their faces hurt. At one point several of us were sitting alongside of the pool blowing multi-colored bubbles that danced through the air as if the childrens laughter was music. At that very minute it hit me, for this was indeed what heaven was going to be like. For on that glorious day that I go to meet my creator, I know I will be joined by children of every nation singing glory to the King of Kings and after, we will all laugh and dance and rejoice in Kingdom of the Lord. For God sees no color, no race and no denominations, just His children he created in His image and I am so thankful and blessed that I was taught and showed this by two young girls from Uganda, Africa. We must remember that although we all have several differences we still love and serve the same great God.Kristy Raf eldPort St. JoeA rich experience 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 OPINIONSObama and his Army of Drones THE PORT ST. JOE STARFIND US ON FACEBOOK@PSJ_StarFOLLOW US ON TWITTER

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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A SPECIAL TO THE STARA least tern chick is vulnerable to beach-goers.Audubon offers volunteer opportunitiesStar Staff ReportAudubon is seeking volunteers to help beach birds nest in peace. Audubon and its partners post signs and twine around nesting areas. For added protection, volunteers chaperone these posted areas on busy warm-weather weekends to educate beach-goers about the birds and the reason for the posted areas. Research has found beach-goers are nine times more likely to respect posted areas when stewards are present. It you would be willing to hang out with cute chicks at the beach for an afternoon, Audubon needs you. To learn more about how you can help, contact Bonnie Samuelsen at 941-951-7704 or bsamuelsen@audubon. org. In Gulf County, volunteers are needed at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Please contact Bonnie today. A few hours of your time spent relaxing at the beach can make a difference for these remarkable birds. COMEJOINUSFORTHE... 4 TH OFJULY SIDEWALKSALE! JULY3RD&4TH 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,June2789 7830% Fri,June2889 7940% Sat,June2988 7840% Sun,June3088 7840% Mon,July0188 7860% Tues,July0288 7860% Wed,July0388 7960% SPONSORED BY Inshore OffshoreRed snapper fishing will come to a close on Friday in federal waters. This year we have seen some good-sized fish with a some over 30 pounds. As the summer continues, the red snapper fishing will be in state waters only after Friday. High air and water temps will drive most of the bigger fish deeper and out of the 9 mile zone well into July. As June is fast coming to an end, the areas lakes and creeks are heating up fast. Most creeks are near the 90-degree mark and will top that in July. This makes for some tough fishing, forcing us to go deep and fish early as we can. Most action out on the bay is top water trout and live LY fishing. Flounder are being caught in good numbers in the Fire Tower area and along the Pig Island channel this week. Thursday, June 27, 2013 Page 6FILE PHOTOSBy kayak or by foot, scallop hunters can ply the waters of St. Joseph Bay in the search for scallops beginning on Sunday. By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Startcroft@starfl.comSurvey says a slightly better scallop season ahead. Bay scallop season begins Saturday and researchers studying St. Joseph Bay indicate that after a lean year in 2012, the scallop population is on the rebound. The recreational season opens June 29, after Gov. Rick Scott requested an early start to the season this week, for state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County. The season will continue through Sept. 24. Scallops can be collected by hand or with a landing or dip net. Scallops can not be taken ashore outside of the open area for harvesting. There is no commercial harvest for bay scallops in Florida state and federal waters. The average number of scallops observed in St. Joseph Bay doubled this year as researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg conducted their surveys. Each year, researchers place 20 transect lines of 300 meters in length at 12 stations around the bay. The con guration works like this: the rst station is just off the boat ramp at Frank Pate Park and researchers work in a horseshoe around the south end of the bay and up to T. H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. In all, about 12,000 square meters of the bay are surveyed, a diver dipping underwater at one end of each transect and counting scallops along the length of the line. Last year, after banner years in 2010 and 2011, the average number of scallops per transect line in St. Joseph Bay was 10.9. This year, researchers found 23 scallops per transect line, indicating a successful year for juvenile growth, said a spokesperson with the Research Institute. They are a little bit up from last year, said Kevin Baxter from the Research Institute. Looking at past years, the numbers didnt rebound to that level but they are higher. In 2010 the average per transect was 138; in 2011 it was 154. The average number of scallops also doubled in Homosassa and increased slightly in Steinhatchee. The average at St. Marks decreased substantially, most likely due to the effects of Tropical Storm Debby, according to the FWC. Once again this year, the FWC is asking for the publics help in assessing the bay scallop population as well as how long it took folks to nd and harvest scallops. The FWC is asking those seeking scallops to ll out an online survey at http://svy.mk/bayscallops For questions or seek additional information about scallop season email BayScallops@MyFWC.com. Learn more at MyFWC.com/ Fishing. Click on Saltwater, Recreational and Bay Scallops. SCALLOP HARVEST There is a daily limit of two gallons of whole bay scallops in the shell or one pint of bay scallop meat per person. In addition, no more than 10 gallons of whole bay scallops in the shell or one-half gallon of bay scallop meat may be possessed aboard any vessel at any time. Folks are allowed to harvest bay scallops only by hand or with a landing or dip net. Bay scallops may not be harvested for commercial purposes. Bag limits are daily limits; it is illegal to take a limit of scallops in the morning and return later in the day and collect another limit of scallops. Unless otherwise exempt, a regular Florida saltwater shing license is required when using a boat to harvest scallops. If folks wade from shore, a regular Florida saltwater shing license or a free resident shore-based license is needed. Divers and snorkelers are required to display a divers-down ag (red with a white diagonal stripe) while in the water. Boaters must stay at least 100 feet away from a divers-down ag in a river, inlet or channel. In open waters, boaters must stay 300 feet away from a divers-down ag. More information on bay scallops, including management rules, diveag regulations and boating safety is available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on Regulations under Saltwater Fishing). Information about scallop research is available at MyFWC/Research/Saltwater under the Mollusc section.Scallops on the rebound as state opens season Saturday

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com ASection Thursday, June 27, 2013 Page 7Star Staff ReportFormer Wewahitchka High School star softball player Samantha Rich recently completed her rst year as a junior transfer at Southeastern University in Lakeland. Playing for Coach Anna Welch, Rich was named the teams Most Valuable Player, was rst-team All-Sun Conference and was named a rst team All-American by the National Christian College Association. Rich was also named second team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. In her rst year at Southeastern, Rich led the team with a .450 batting average, 21 doubles, 68 hits and 105 total bases. She also hit four home runs and stole 15 bases. In the pitching circle, she won 15 of 21 starts and ranked second in the Sun Conference in wins. She helped lead Southeastern, elding a softball team for the rst time in school history, to a 26-19 record overall, 9-7 in conference play, good for third place. Rich, with her pitching and hitting, helped lead the Lady Gators of Wewahitchka High School to state championships in 2007 and 2008. She was named rst-team allState in Class 1A three times and was twice Big Bend Player of the Year as selected by the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper. As a junior she was named a second team All-American by EA Sports. She suffered a shoulder injury during her senior year, ending high school pitching career, though she returned late in the season as a position player. She initially signed with Jacksonville State University in Alabama but a slow recovery from shoulder surgery and other injuries hampered her efforts and playing time. She transferred to Chipola State College in Marianna for her sophomore year and was named third-team all-American as an out elder. Rich sat out a year to fully recover from her shoulder injury and take a break from the game before signing with Southeastern University. Rich will report to Southeastern in the fall for her senior year.Star Staff ReportPort St. Joes AA Dixie Youth All-Star baseball team is headed to the state tournament in Wildwood. It is a double-elimination tournament that begins on Saturday, June 29 and continues through Thursday, July 4 and it can be heard on Jock Jive internet radio. Best of luck to the hometown Sharks. This opportunity could not have been possible without the generosity of our awesome community and we would like to say a special thank you to all our sponsors: Coast2Coast Printing & Promotions, Current Solutions, St. Joe Rent-All, Interface Flooring, St. Joe Ace Hardware, St. Joe Natural Gas, Bluewateri.net, 98 Real Estate, Hannon Insurance, John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069, Charlie Pettis Pest Control, Novak Law, Waterfront Auto, Bayside Florist, Coastal Insurance, PSJ Lions Club, Centennial Bank, Preble-Rish Engineering, Baywash of PSJ, Scallop Cove, Trans eld Services, Gulf Coast Real Estate Group, PSJ Marina, Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Porter Construction, Bluewater Outriggers, Coastal Cleaning, Bo Knows Pest Control, Raf eld Fisheries, Mexico Beach Ace Hardware, Charlotte Chumney, Garrett Chumney, Judy Williams, Rhonda Rhodes, Greg and Linda Johnson, Jenkins Family and Friends, Jones Family and Friends and Guerry Madgison.Centennial 5K Fun Run this SaturdayStar Staff ReportPort St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School will sponsor a 5K Fun Run beginning at 7 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 29 as part of the citys Centennial Celebration. Participants should come to City Commons Park and Reid Avenue next to City Hall in Port St. Joe. The run will take place on the Port City Trail and parking and course directions will be provided Saturday morning. This is a fundraiser for the high schools athletic programs. Cost of entry is $25 with a discount for those who pre-register. T-shirts and goodie bags will be distributed to participants after the run. To register online go to the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School website and click on the link for 5K Fun Run. Email questions to bheimb44@gmail.com.Volleyball conditioning begins at PSJHSStar Staff ReportVolleyball conditioning for Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School will begin at 8 a.m. ET on Monday, July 1. All upcoming 7th through 12th grade girls that are interested in volleyball are encouraged to attend. All participants must have a current (within one calendar year) FHSAA sports physical. Players must also ll out new consent forms. All three FHSAA forms, EL2, EL3 and EL3CH, can be found on our volleyball web page. The upcoming fall schedule is also posted there. The website is http://psjhsgcs.schoolloop.com/volleyball DATE Opponent Home/Away Time(Eastern) 26 Aug Rutherford Away 6:00/7:00 27 Aug West Gadsden *** Home 6:00 3 Sep Bay Haven Away 6:00/7:00 5 Sep Bay High Home 6:00/7:00 9 Sep Wewahitchka Away 6:00/7:00 10 Sep South Walton *** Away 6:00/7:00 12 Sep Bozeman *** Home 6:00/7:00 14 Sep Chipley Tournament Away All Day 17 Sep Franklin County *** Away 6:00/7:00 19 Sep Bozeman *** Away 6:00/7:00 23 Sep Liberty County *** Home 6:00/7:00 24 Sep West Gadsden *** Away 6:00 26 Sep Bay Haven Home 6:00/7:00 3 Oct South Walton *** Away 6:00/7:00 7 Oct Liberty County *** Away 6:00/7:00 8 Oct Franklin County *** Home 6:00/7:00 10 Oct Bay High Away 6:00/7:00 15 Oct Rutherford Home 6:00/7:00 17 Oct Wewahitchka Home 6:00/7:00 21 Oct District Quarter Finals Franklin 5:00/7:00 22 Oct District Semi-Finals Franklin 5:00/7:00 24 Oct District Finals Franklin 7:00 5 Nov Regional Semi-Finals TBA 7:00 9 Nov Regional Finals TBA 2:00 12 Nov FHSAA Finals Kissimmee Rich named softball all-AmericanSPECIAL TO THE STARSamantha Rich won 15 of 21 starts this year, ranking second in the conference in wins. She also led Southeastern University in batting, doubles, hits and total bases this past season. Volleyball SCHEDULE PSJ All-Star headed to state tourney

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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) Thousand Island dressing was named for the islands of which river? Niagara, Ohio, St. Lawrence, Mackenzie 2) Whats the biggest city in the largest-sized geographical state? New York, Dallas, Anchorage, Los Angeles 3) Of these actresses, who was not born in California? Lisa Kudrow, Kirsten Dunst, Helen Hunt, Teri Hatcher 4) Per capita, from where are the most chicken-eaters? Mexico, Venezuela, Italy, Saudi Arabia 5) What are a rattlesnakes belly scales called? Scutes, Scuds, Skits, Scowls 6) How many times does the earth go around the sun yearly? 1, 7, 24, 365 7) Who was the rst U.S. president to pardon a dog? Monroe, Tyler, Harding, LBJ 8) What means to talk through your nose? Snoach, Lute, Noose, Aedicule 9) Churchill Downs is a horseracing track in Kentucky, but where is Pimlico, another track? Missouri, Florida, Virginia, Maryland 10) Of these actors who was not born in California? Robert Duvall, Jack Nicholson, Kevin Costner, James Cromwell 11) Whats the average time lapse in hours between high and low tides on Earth? 2, 4, 6, 8 12) Near which countrys town of Jerez does Sherry (wine) originate? Chile, Italy, Spain, Peru 13) What are the rotating blades on a windmill called? Primers, Sails, Grubs, Leaves 14) Where did pajamas originate? India, Panama, Ireland, Egypt ANSWERS 1) St. Lawrence. 2) Anchorage. 3) Kirsten Dunst. 4) Saudi Arabia. 5) Scutes. 6) 1. 7) Harding. 8) Snoach. 9) Maryland. 10) Jack Nicholson. 11) 6. 12) Spain. 13) Sails. 14) India. COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, June 27, 2013 BPage 1Section Centennial TRIVIAThe Apalachicola Northern Railroad train stops for a quick photograph not far from Port St. Joe. The train is made up of stock cars lled with weak, emaciated, dust-caked cattle. Its August 1934. What catastrophic event led to the formation of this cattle train?Pelican Pete has a Centennial Stumper for You! ANSWER ON PAGE B6Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Schools out for summer, and the schedules of kids across Gulf County have freed up. For parents and guardians who are shackled to the 9-to-5 year round, the rst question in mind is how to keep the little ones busy. Luckily, Port St. Joe offers three great summer programs to keep kids occupied and the learning process going. The 21st Century Summer Enrichment Program, run by Elementary Principal Designee Jo Clements, took place at the Port St. Joe Elementary School and ran Monday through Thursday for the month of June. The program welcomed students in kindergarten through sixth grade, with more than 80 enrolled. The programs curriculum covered science, reading, art, music and math. 21st Century also provided an hour of music and art each day to explore creative avenues for children. Now in its 12th year of operation, the Port St. Joe STAC house, operated by Jewell Hopper, runs programs for elementary students from 8 a.m. to noon ET on weekdays and for middle school students from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET. The STAC house has plenty to keep kids occupied during daytime hours, with pool tables, foosball and plenty of video games, board games and coloring books. Kids are encouraged to get physical with activities like foursquare, basketball or a romp around the on-site playground. The money kids spend at the snack bar goes toward purchasing more entertainment for those long summer days. Hopper, who works in the gym at the elementary school, enjoys being able to interface with the younger kids making the transition from kindergarten to rst grade. Its nice for them to see Summer programs keep kids active, learningBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com After 100 years, the time has nally come. Starting Friday, Port St. Joe will kick off a week-long celebration of arts, crafts and culture in celebration of the towns 100th birthday. Thats a lot of candles to blow out. Round up the entire family for a week of fun. After all, a party like this only comes around every 100 years. All times listed are Eastern. For more information on the centennial events, visit www. psjcentennialcelebration.com. Fish Fry at City Commons 5pm Parade on Reid Avenue 7pm Light Show at George Core Park Dark Lantern Release at George Core Park5K Run at Port City Trail 7am SaltAir Farmers Market 9am Timeline Display at Frank Pate Park 9am Classic Car Show on Reid Ave Music on Reid on Reid Avenue 4-11pm Light Show at George Core Park DarkFamily Fun Day at George Core Park 1-4pm LightShow at George Core Park Dark Timeline Display at Frank Pate ParkBirthday Party at City Commons Light Show at George Core Park Dark Timeline Display at Frank Pate ParkLight Show at George Core Park Dark Timeline Display at Frank Pate Park Outdoor Movie at Frank Pate ParkLight Show at George Core Park Dark Timeline Display at Frank Pate Park Outdoor Movie at Frank Pate Park Street Dance on MLK Blvd 9pmFireworks on St. Joseph Bay DarkAlumni Basketball Game at Washington GymALL TIMES EASTERNSCHEDULE OFEVENTS SPECIAL TO THE STARSee SUMMER B6Centennial celebration kicks off Friday FRIDAY, JUNE 28A sh fry at City Commons will mark the start of the festivities at 5 p.m. followed by a parade down Reid Avenue at 7 p.m. The parade will culminate in a light show at George Core Park at dark and the end of the rst night of the celebration will be marked with a lantern release. SATURDAY, JUNE 29Weekend festivities will kick off with a 5K run down Port City Trail at 7 a.m. Register in advance for the jog at the Port St. Joe Fire Station. Later, at 9 a.m., the SaltAir Farmers Market will be setup in City Commons to sell fresh produce and showcasing local art. At the same time, the Timeline Display at Frank Pate Park will debut with a pictorial history of major events from the last 100 years of the town. Happening concurrently on Reid Avenue, a classic car show will celebrate history with a display of early-model cars and trucks. Starting at 4 p.m. Reid Avenue will be the epicenter for live music featuring a lineup of local talent. The static light show at George Core Park will show encore displays Saturday, Sunday and Monday at dark. SUNDAY, JUNE 30Sunday is Family Fun Day and at 1 p.m., George Core Park will play host to food, fun, games and a kiteying contest. There will be lots to do for the little ones, including a football toss, soccer booth and misting station. Raf es will be held throughout the afternoon to score gift certi cates to local eateries and businesses. The Timeline Display will open at 9 a.m. at Frank Pate Park and at dark, an encore presentation of the static light show will illuminate George Core Park.See CENTENNIAL B6 FOR MORE EVENT LISTINGS

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FollowusonFacebook:St.JosephBayHumaneSocietyThankyouforwantingtosavealife,DebbieFountain GreatService-FairPriceQualityInternalMedicineSoftTissue/OrthopedicSurgeryDentistryCleanand SpaciousFacility AlbertByas,DVM StephenCollier,DVM300LongAve PSJ,FL32456 850-229-6009Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:30PM ANIMALHOSPITALofPortSt.Joe24-HourEmergencyServiceForOurCurrentClients ASEAistheonly patentedproduct intheworldthat providesyourbody withRedoxSignaling molecules,thenative moleculesessentialto yourcellsabilityto protect,repair,and replacethemselves.WhatisASEA? TyRobinson www.TY.TEAMASEA.com(850)229.2679 FORMERLYMINNIELEES CLOSEDMONDAY SAMELOCATION 674-4323HONEY BEES DINER DAILYLUNCH &DINNERSPECIALS SocietySummer is a popular time for family vacations. And its easy to forget about your landscape, garden, and house plants when preparing for that vacation. Time away from home may be pleasant for you, but it can be hazardous, even deadly, to your plants without careful preparation. A little extra time spent preparing your landscape and house plants for your absence may save you needless worry and hours of extra work when you get back. In this article I will give you a few tips on things you can do to keep your plants healthy while youre away from home. One of the rst things you might do to prepare for vacation is ask a neighbor to check on your plants while youre gone. A vacation of more than one week requires special attention for container grown plants. Make sure you give the person proper instructions on the care of each plant. Different plants require different care, and a friend may not know how to care for a particular plant unless you tell them. In case you cant nd someone to personally look after your plants, theres plenty you can do to make sure you dont come home to a limp, frazzled landscape. Outdoor, container grown plants should be place in a shady tree or on the north side of a building are usually good locations for your plants to take advantage of reduced sunlight. A thick layer of mulch will also help conserve moisture and thus reduce the number of watering the plants need while you are away. Be sure and mow your lawn before leaving for vacation, and mow it a little closer than usually. An unwept lawn can encourage diseases, and its also a tell-tale sign that no ones at home. Give garden beds a thorough soaking before leaving. This is especially true of recently planted beds where roots are not rmly established and will need added moisture. It will also help it if you mulch around plants with leaves, pine needles, compost or bark. This would also be a good time to give plants a good spraying or dusting to protect against insects and diseases while youre away. If you have owering annuals, cut them just before you leave. If you dont cut them, theyll soon stop blooming. You should also do a thorough job of weeding before you leave on vacation. If weeds are allowed to go to seed while youre away, you can expect a much more difcult weed problem later in the season. Those weeds may also give you problems next year when the seeds sprout. The elimination of weeds will get rid of just one more competitor for your ornamental plants food and water. Harvest all ripe or nearly ripe fruits and vegetables before you go. Vegetables, like owers, will continue to produce if theyre harvested often otherwise, theyll go to seed. Heres where you should denitely make arrangements with a neighbor to harvest and water your garden. For those plants kept in the house, place them in a room receiving indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight will dry the soil out too quickly. But you dont want to leave plants in a darkened room either, as this almost always results in leaf drop. The last thing you should do before you leave the house is thoroughly soak the plants. To help make your vacation more enjoyable prepare your plants, landscape, and garden before leaving. If a neighbor cant care for your plants, try the following: First place outdoor plants in a shaded area; second, apply a thick layer of mulch to conserve moisture; third, cut or harvest fruits, vegetables, and owers to encourage production. Fourth weed your garden; and last, give everything a thorough watering just before leaving. For more information on caring for your plants contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200 or visit our website: gulf. ifas.u.edu or www.edis.ifas.u.edu .Star Staff ReportThe Cape San Blas  Lighthouse gift shop will be open all week during the 100th PSJ Centennial Celebration. There are plenty of commemorative centennial coins  that will be available for purchase, along with the usual lighthouse survivors. Locally-made items by local residents of Gulf County, along with local and Florida history books will also be available. Please come by and check it out. The commemorative centennial coin will be available for $15. The shop is at 155 Capt. Freds Place at Shipyard Cove (in the old Maddox house) on the St. Joseph Bay, next door to the Welcome Center. Hours are: Friday, June 28 through Saturday, July 6, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday hours are 1-6 p.m. and the shop is closed Thursday.Special to The StarYou have cancer, some of the most dreaded words in the English language. Usually when a patient hears that pronouncement the shock leaves her or him in a benumbed state. You are taking in the words, but the reality of the disease and the inherent decisions that will need to be made are not quite comprehensible yet. What kind of cancer do I have? What stage is my cancer in? What is my prognosis? What kind of treatment is recommended for the cancer I have? Do I need a second opinion? What are my chances of cure and what is my long term survival rate? These are all questions that you need to ask your physician, but there are so many other questions that come to mind as you process your diagnosis, decide upon treatment plans, where to have your surgeries, radiation and/or chemotherapy. And all of these important decisions dont even address the mental anguish the patient is experiencing as each decision is faced. Only someone who has been through the same ordeal can truly relate to what the patient is feeling. That is the reason for a support group, a unit of people who have experienced the same thing. A support group for cancer survivors, those currently undergoing treatments, and their families and caregivers is being organized. The support group will meet on the rst Monday of the month, July 1, upstairs at Capital City Bank at 5:30 p.m. EST Everyone is invited to attend.Star Staff ReportNational HIV Testing Day is today, June 27. The Florida Department of Health in Gulf County will be offering free and condential Rapid HIV testing at its Port St. Joe location from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET. The rapid test is strictly condential and performed by a health care worker in private. He or she will explain what the test involves and what the results mean. With the Clearview Rapid Test you will get your results the same day. Take the test and take control, the Health Department urged. HIV testing is also offered as a part of routine clinical visits. For more information call the Health Department at 227-1276. Caring for your plants while on vacation ROY LEE CArR TErRCounty extension director TT HE E PO O RT T ST T JOE OE STA TA RFIND Us S O N FAc C EBOOK @PSJ_StarFOLLOW Us S O N TWI WI TTE E RCancer support group forming Lighthouse gift shop open during celebration Health Department offers free HIV testing today

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Last weeks announcement followed a nearly two-month search that drew candidates from across the country and ended with the hiring of Foster, publisher of the Shelby Star in Cleveland County, N.C., since 2007. Im excited, said Roger Quinn, central regional publisher for Halifax Media Group, which also owns the Shelby Star. We looked across the country and found that the best candidate was one of our own. He has a proven track record of not just leading award-winning newspapers, but of making a newspaper and himself an integral part of the community it serves. Before assuming the publishers role at the Shelby Star, Foster served as its editor for 10 years. During that time it was part of the chain of newspapers that included the Northwest Florida Daily News, giving him familiarity with the unbelievable beauty of the region and its newspapers. I am honored to lead such a tremendous team in this growing and vibrant market, Foster said. No one provides better content and better marketing solutions than The Daily News. I cant wait to get to know this community, he continued. My favorite part of being publisher is connecting the newspaper with readers, businesses and organizations in the markets we serve. Foster leaves a legacy of community involvement in Shelby. Just this month, he was awarded the H. Eugene LeGrand Lifetime Achievement award from the United Way of Cleveland County. He was also named most outstanding volunteer on the 2007 United Way campaign and the 2010 volunteer of the year for the organization. In 2009, Foster founded Connect, Commit to Change, a community event which brings together two groups: agencies that help children and new volunteers. The effort was launched in the wake of a shooting death in Shelby, after which a Shelby Star reporter heard a young child matter-of-factly ask Who got killed? Foster wrote a column asking the community to commit to doing more for the communitys children. A board was formed and last year, during the now-annual event, more than 200 volunteers signed commitment cards to help one of the more than 50 agencies that help children. Foster has also served on the board of the Cleveland County Chamber and the legislative committee of the N.C. Press Association. He has served two stints on the vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and is a member of the Shelby Rotary Club. At The Shelby Star, he helped launch and sustain a content innovation project that earned the paper international attention. In 2007, Foster was invited to speak in Paris, France, about The Shelby Stars forays into multimedia journalism. Foster was a 2002 Ethics Fellow with the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., and helped write Poynters Journalism without Scandal report in 2003. A native of Lakeland, Foster began his career as a sports writer in Hickory, N.C., in 1988, after graduating from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. He moved to The Gaston Gazette in Gastonia, N.C., in 1989 and eventually was promoted to managing editor. Foster is married to District Court Judge Anna F. (Dina) Foster, who will be resigning her seat to relocate to the Panhandle. They have three children: Mary Frances, 18; Matthew, 15; and Will, 11. Halifax names new publisher in Fort Walton Beach, weekly newspapers 4515044 ONTHEPOOPDECK -INTHECROWSNEST-FRIDAY*SATURDAY*WEDNESDAY9PM KARAOKE DJ DANCING *AllTimesEasternFunTime*9454HWY98BEACONHILLATTHE MEXICOBEACHCITYLIMITS8506478310WWW.LOOKOUTLOUNGE.COM THURSDAY-7PMRandyStark withArtLongonSax SATURDAY-9PMTheCurrys FRIDAY-9PMDrewTillman Band SUNDAY-7PMDebiJordan WEDNESDAY-7PMAllenDykes -LADIESNIGHT-HAPPYHOUR-MONDAYFRIDAY57PM 2091938 SKIP FOs STER

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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. Special to The StarThe lmed story of a man who is changing gender will be presented at Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, July 1. The exclusive lm follows a man named Bob, who says he knew at the age of 4 he was really a girl in a boys body. The lm examines issues surrounding transgenderism, such as family dynamics, workplace complications and spiritual implications. This issue, transgenderism, raises all sorts of questions for people. Increasingly, our schools, workplaces, and faith communities are looking for answers. This Lifetree program provides some insight, Lifetree Caf spokesperson Craig Cable said. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. 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. For more information, contact Gary Grubb at 334-8065667 or lwclifetreecafe@ fairpoint.net.By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Girls Auxiliary at Port St. Joe First Baptist Church has started its third annual Can Campaign recycling program. The group seeks donations of recyclable tin and aluminum cans and uses the money to purchase Christmas gifts for needy children in the area. The 20 girls, in rst through sixth grade, are part of a mission team who works within the community. Director of First Baptist, Myra Lancaster, and the GA Director Patti Hester are at the forefront of the group that falls under the umbrella of the Womans Missionary Union. When cans are dropped off, the GA members collect and bag them before theyre taken to be recycled in Panama City. The girls families, members of the church and Gulf County Schools have provided the bulk of the cans to date. The church has really been supportive, Hester said. The girls learn humility and the spirit of giving. The GA members also go to area functions and will be setting up recycling containers at local sporting events in the future in hopes the community will take notice. Lancaster said the girls arent shy when it comes to approaching others about taking an empty can that might be trash in the eyes of someone else. The GA girls are happy and enthusiastic about explaining their mission. The girls talk up the program, Lancaster said. Come Christmastime, the girls are given the rst name and age of a child in need. They take the accumulated money and shop for age-appropriate gifts. Last year, they were able to provide full Christmases to four area children. Its fun to collect the cans, GA member Erica Ramsey said. We get to use them to help other people, Madelyn Gortemoller said. The girls were pleased to show off several cardboard boxes full of aluminum that would help someones Christmas wish to come true. They do a good job, and were proud of them, Hester said. Those interested in donating to the GA can drop off their recyclable off at First Baptist Church or call to schedule a pick up. ObituariesRyan Matthew Teall, 15, of Wewahitchka, passed away on Saturday, June 22, in his home after a battle with cancer. Ryan loved God, his family, basketball, hunting and music. He was born on March 2, 1998, in Panama City. Ryan had just completed the ninth grade at Wewahitchka High School. He is survived by his mother, Kerri Barlow and husband, Byron; father, Ed Teall and wife, Chung Im; three brothers, Jacob Barlow, Daniel Teall, Samuel Teall; sister, Joy Teall; two grandmothers, Tina Teall, Christine Barlow; grandfather Bobby Barlow; greatgrandmother, Lucille Collins; aunts and uncles, Robert and Christine Saunders, James and Gale Morrison and Morgan Morrison. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka Gymnasium with the Rev. Mike Stroud and the Rev. Jason Bennett of ciating. Interment followed in Buckhorn Cemetery. The family received friends at the church on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to the Seasons of Hope Inc., 1205 Buena Vista Blvd., Panama City, FL 32401; Make-A-Wish Foundation America Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 471, Wewahitchka, FL 32456; or to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc., 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1263 in memory of Ryan Teall. Ryan Matthew Teall RYAN MATTHEW TEALLMr. James H. Yates, age 91, of Port St. Joe, passed away Saturday morning, June 22, 2013, following a long illness. Mr. Yates was born in Samson, Ala., on March 28, 1922. Following his military service in World War II, he moved to Port St. Joe in the 1950s, where he raised his family. He retired as a pipe tter from Port St. Joe Paper Company in the early 1980s. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Lou Yates, and daughter, Janet Lollie. His surviving family members include ve daughters: Anita Ward, Beth Creamer, Sara Westburg, Freda Doty and Kathy Adams; two sons: John Kimbrel and Romaine Pool. Other family members include 14 grandchildren, Michael Lollie, Harley Ward, Sandy Price, Pam Silcox, Pete Johnson, Shane Johnson, Jonathan Rexford, Shelly McRae, Krista Irizarry, Charlie Turner, Kristy Kimbrel, Jeremy Kimbrel, David Poole and Justin Poole; 20 greatgrandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Yates served as head usher at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church for many years and enjoyed his church family. He was a devout Christian, gardener and loving father and will be truly missed. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. E.D.T. on Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Oak Grove Church, conducted by the Rev. David Fernandez and the Rev. James Wiley, with interment to follow in Holly Hill Cemetery. Visitation was at the church for an hour prior to the service.James H. YatesThursday, June 27, 2013Transgenders journey shared at Lifetree CafWES LOCHER | The StarErica Ramsey, Madelyn Gortemoller, Laura Beth Hill and Ebony Alexander are part of First Baptists Girls Auxiliary Can Campaign. Girls auxiliary turns tin cans into Christmas cheer The girls learn humility and the spirit of giving.Patti Hester GA director

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, June 27, 2013 Ourlocalrealestateexpertshaveidentied whattheyfeelarethebestvaluesaroundandare oeringthemtoyouinRealEstatePicks! (Inthissection),Discoverthebestrealestatevalues inMexicoBeach,PortSt.Joe,Apalachicola, CapeSanBlas,St.GeorgeIsland,Carrabelle andsurroundingareas. RealEstatePicks BestValuesonthe ForgottenCoast VacantLot-CityofPortSt.JoeAPPROVEDSHORTSALE.BeautifulhomesitelocatedGarrisonAve.Closetonew schoolsandhospital.Lothasdirectaccesstothenewbikepath.Greatcorner location.WardRidgeisanareawherenewconstructionisfound,buythislot Rightandbuildyourdreamhome.Lotsizeis83x117.XoodZone. www.capesanblas.net 4515104 4515100 4515101 HighSchoolSeniorwithHeartDisorderFindsCureatBayMedical 615N.BonitaAvenue PanamaCity,FL32401 (850)769-1511 www.baymedical.org WhatisElectrophysiology?Cardiacelectrophysiologyisthescienceofdiagnosing andtreatinganyabnormalelectricalactivitiesof theheart.Electrophysiology(EP)isasubspecialty ofcardiologythatrequiresseveraladditional yearsoftrainingfollowingacardiologyfellowship. ElectrophysiologistsaretrainedtoperformEPstudies ofthehearttoidentifyabnormalheartrhythmsand alsotosurgicallyplaceimplanteddevicessuchas pacemakersandICDs(debrillators)totreatboth arrhythmiasandheartfailure.Tobecomeboard certiedinelectrophysiologynotonlyrequires manyadditionalyearsoftrainingandexpertise,but adedicationtotreatingthesedisorders.Worldwide thereareapproximately2,000boardcertied electrophysiologistsandBayMedicalisfortunateto havetwoonourmedicalsta-HariBaddigam,M.D. andJoeTrantham,M.D.BayMedicalisalsotheonly hospitalintheregionwiththeadvancedtechnology neededtoperformEPstudiesandforoptimal treatmentofcardiacrhythmdisorders. Special to The StarMyGULFCare is a program, offered at no cost to help low-income residents of Gulf County receive the right health care services at the right time. Offered by Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County, MyGULFCare strives to improve the health of Gulf County residents by addressing the need for coordination of care between primary care physicians, the emergency department, the department of health and specialty care providers. A variety of services are available. HOW DO YOU QUALIFY FOR MYGULFULFCARE?To qualify for MyGULFCare free services, you must meet the following qualications: U.S. citizen or legal resident, Gulf County resident, have Medicaid insurance or are uninsured and low incomeWhWH AT IS HEALTh H COAch CH INg G ?Health Coaching: If you are interested in making healthy lifestyle changes such as weight loss, increased physical activity, stress management, healthy eating or smoking cessation, then MyGULFCare Health Coaching Program can help you get started and coach you to success. Our health coaching program offers assistance in lifestyle changes, such as weight management, stress reduction, and tness plans. The Health Coaching Program involves one-to-one K.N.E.W. (Knowledge, Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness) Plans, as well as optional group and community activities. This program requires physician approval, which we can help you obtain. MyGULFCare helps those in needAuthor Janet Nicolet spent 6 months at the Clifford Chester Sims Veterans Nursing Home in Springeld interviewing military residents. She then wrote I Was There, lled with their memories. Some recalled being on the sidelines with assistance of nancial clerks, nurses, truck drivers, etc. None felt as though they were heroes. Clifford C. Sims, a native of Port St. Joe, who was awarded, posthumously, the Medal of Honor, would not have considered himself a hero either, but he was. Nicolet will have a book signing from 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 3, at No Name Book and Caf. SS PEc C IAL TO ThTH E SS TAR BOOK SIgGNINgG AT NNO NNAmME

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, June 27, 2013 MONDAY, JULY 1Monday rings in July and is the ofcial birthday of Port St. Joe! Celebrate with a party at City Commons, where a time capsule will be buried containing items chosen by students from Port St. Joe area schools. Be sure to sign the ofcial event guestbook and view PSJthemed artwork by local students. The Timeline Display will open again at 9 a.m. at Frank Pate and the nightly light show will start at dark at George Core.TUESDAY, JULY 2Head to Frank Pate Park on Tuesday evening at dark to enjoy an outdoor movie. The Timeline Display begins at 9 a.m. and the light show turns on once again at dark at George Core. Stop by the Event Welcome Center at 214 Reid Ave. to sign the ofcial centennial guestbook and enjoy the youth art display.WEDNESDAY, JULY 3Frank Pate Park will once again be the place to go for an outdoor movie at dark. The Timeline Display opens at 9 a.m. and also at dark, the nal light show display will take place at George Core Park. The Event Welcome Center will be open once again for those who would like to sign the ofcial centennial guestbook. The annual street dance will be on Martin Luther King Boulevard from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. The dance will feature food, music, vendors and performances.THURSDAY, JULY 4On Thursday, the birthday party will briey turn into a celebration of independence with the annual rework display over St. Joseph Bay. A Formal Dinner will take place at the Washington Recreation Center and run from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $15, and guests will enjoy dinner and live entertainment.FRIDAY, JULY 5As the week-long celebration winds to a close on Friday, an alumni basketball game featuring the best PSJ athletes from past and present will be at the Washington Recreation Center Gymnasium. 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A combination of drought, poor land management and over-grazing made for starvation conditions for millions of Great Plains cattle. The ANR cattle train was the result of a federal program to redistribute these cattle to areas with better grazing conditions. Trivia ANSANSWERERa friendly face in the school, she said. In addition to ve employees, seniors from Gulf County high schools can apply for paid positions for the summer months. Recent Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School grad Carley Clements spent her second summer working at the STAC house. She also volunteered at the 21st Century Summer Enrichment Program. Being with kids runs in my blood, said Clements, referencing her mother, Jo. Its a great mix of people, and though everyone comes from a different background, you learn the importance of treating everyone the same. At its peak, the STAC house welcomed 52 children for the summer. Parents can call the STAC house to register their children. At the Washington Recreation Center, coordinators Johanna White and Sandy Quinn celebrated the third year of their summer program. This year, they played host to 70 kids, ages 5-17, with the mission of education and providing one hot meal each day. Funded by the Jessie Ball DuPont Foundation and the Gulf County Workforce Board, kids in the program have access to science labs, where they learn about marine life, a 15-station computer lab that helps reinforce math skills and allows students to stay updated on current events in the community. Kids also have quiet time for an hour and a half each day where they are encouraged to read. Kids also attend a weekly art class with Leslie Wentzell of the Artery and a basketball camp run by Pete Smith, a professional player in the European League. Its an awesome summer program, said White, now in her second year as a coordinator. The kids have fun, but theyre also learning. Quinn, a physical education teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary, has been involved from the start and has enjoyed fostering an educational environment that ensures kids will be ready for school when it resumes in the fall. It gives the kids something to look forward to, he said. In addition to her staff counselors, White has 20 interns who help with the camp and throughout the community. Local students can apply and go through an interview process in hopes of landing a paid position. These students also receive on-the-job training including telephone etiquette, nances and interviewing skills. Students from the University of Auburn are also on-hand and volunteer their time to helping the kids learn. Kids enrolled in the program take eld trips once a week, whether its to the Bay to investigate sea life or for a ride down the Apalachicola River. At the end of the summer, kids will be treated to a day of fun at Shipwreck Island Waterpark or a cruise on the Sea Dragon Pirate Ship in Panama City. The students build social skills and have a lot of fun, White said. These kids grab your heart. SUMMER from page B1 WES LL OCHER | The StarKids at the STAC house stay active during the summer. CENTENNIAL from page B1

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, June 27, 2013 The Star | B7 91452S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-248CA HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi banking corporation,. Plaintiff, vs. WILTON R. MILLER, an individual; SUSANNE D. MILLER, an individual; and KENNETH G. FISH, an individual, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a summary final judgment of foreclosure in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows: Parcel One Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East along the West boundary of Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, a distance of 1341.09 feet to a point lying on the Southwesterly rightof-way boundary of State Road No: 30-E; thence leaving said West Section boundary run Southeasterly along said Southwesterly right-of-way boundary the following three (3) courses: South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 Seconds East 1642.44 feet to a point of curve; thence run along said curve with a radius of 11,426.79 feet through a central angle of 02 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds for an arc distance of 427.29 feet; thence leaving said curve run South 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds East 790.21 feet; thence leaving said Southwesterly right-of-way boundary run North 64 degrees 26 minutes 16 seconds East 100.00 feet to a concrete monument lying on the Northeasterly right-of-way boundary of said State Road, said point also marking the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning and leaving said Northeasterly right-of-way boundary run North 64 degrees 30 minutes 21 seconds East 832.61 feet to the approximate mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay; thence run Southeasterly along said mean high water line the following ten (10) courses: South 11 degrees 18 minutes 48 seconds East 31.93 feet; South 06 degrees 06 minutes 27 seconds East 44.07; feet South 28 degrees 07 minutes 31 seconds East 39.12 feet; South 30 degrees 01 minute 57 seconds East 83.90 feet; South 20 degrees 11 minutes 04 seconds East 42.27 feet; South 23 degrees 16 minutes 15 seconds East 49.83 feet; South 28 degrees 32 minutes 39 seconds East 30.48 feet; South 26 degrees 35 minutes 31 seconds East 30.49 feet; South 08 degrees 42 minutes 37 seconds East 40.30 feet; South 03 degrees 01 minute 00 seconds East 13.57 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line run South 64 degrees 23 minutes 31 seconds West 254.31 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961); thence run South 01 degree 45 minutes 01 second West 39.71 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961) marking a point of curve concave to the Southerly; thence run Southeasterly along said curve with a radius of 122.35 feet through a central angle 07 degrees 09 minutes 46 seconds for an arc distance of 15.30 feet, chord being South 85 degrees 32 minutes 32 seconds East 15.29 feet, to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961) marking a point of reverse curve, thence run Northeasterly along said curve with a radius of 45.73 feet, through a central angle of 44 degrees 22 minutes 58 seconds for an arc distance of 35.42 feet, chord being North 74 degrees 57 minutes 30 seconds East 34.54 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961); thence leaving said curve run South 36 degrees 22 minutes 32 seconds East 19.98 feet to a concrete monument (marked #3961); thence run South 25 degrees 50 minutes 32 seconds East 31.16 feet to a concrete monument (marked #3961); thence run North 64 degrees 27 minutes 08 seconds East 200.26 feet to a point lying on said mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay; thence run South 24 degrees 55 minutes 01 second East along said mean high water line 9.94 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line run South 64 degrees 26 minutes 08 seconds West 200.10 feet to an Iron rod and cap (marked #7160); thence run South 64 degrees 28 minutes 22 seconds West 598.19 feet to a concrete monument lying on said Northeasterly right-ofway boundary; thence run North 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds West along said Northeasterly right-of-way boundary 510.02 feet to the Point of Beginning. Above said description also known as Lots; 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and Tract 20 of Bayside as recorded in Official Records Book 123, Pages 362-378 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Parcel Two Lot 5 of Bayside, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West Gulf County, Florida; thence run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East along the West boundary of Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West Gulf County, Florida, a distance of 1341.09 feet to a point lying on the Southwesterly rightof-way boundary of Stale Road No: 30-E; thence leaving said West Section boundary run Southeasterly along said Southwesterly right-of-way boundary the following three (3) courses: South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East 1642.44 feet to a point of curve; thence run along said curve with a radius of 11,426.79 feet through a central angle of 02 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds for an arc distance of 427.29 feet; thence leaving said curve run South 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds East 790.21 feet; thence leaving said Southwesterly right-of-way boundary run North 64 degrees 26 minutes 16 seconds East 100.00 feet to a concrete monument lying on the Northeasterly right-of-way boundary of said State Road; thence run South 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds East along said Northeasterly right-of-way boundary 510.02 feet to a concrete monument; thence leaving said Northeasterly right-of-way boundary run North 64 degrees 28 minutes 22 seconds East 598.19 feet to an Iron rod and cap (marked #7160); thence run North 25 degrees 50 minutes 42 seconds West 10.00 feet to a concrete monument (marked #3961) marking the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning run North 64 degrees 27 minutes 08 seconds East 200.26 feet to a point lying on the approximate mean high water line of St. Joseph Bay; thence run Northwesterly along said mean high water line the following three (3) courses: North 24 degrees 55 minutes 01 second West 34.78 feet; North 11 degrees 34 minutes 08 seconds west 39.82 feet; North 03 degrees 01 minute 00 seconds West 29.09 feet; thence leaving said mean high water line run South 64 degrees 23 minutes 31 seconds West 254.31 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961); thence run South 01 degree 45 minutes 01 second West 39.71 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961) marking a point of curve concave to the Southerly; thence run Southeasterly along said curve with a radius of 122.35 feet through a central angle 07 degrees 09 minutes 46 seconds for an arc distance of 15.30 feet, chord being South 85 degrees 32 minutes 32 seconds East 15.29 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #3961) marking a point of reverse curve; thence run Northeasterly along said curve with a radius of 45.73 feet, through a central angle of 44 degrees 22 minutes 58 seconds for an arc distance of 35.42 feet, chord being North 74 degrees 57 minutes 30 seconds East 34.54 feet to an iron rod -and cap (marked #3961); thence leaving said curve run South 36 degrees 22 minutes 32 seconds East 19.98 feet to a concrete monument (marked #3961); thence run South 25 degrees 50 minutes 32 seconds East 31.16 feet to the Point of Beginning. at public sale, in the presence of the Plaintiff, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, on July 11th, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. ET, pursuant to the terms of the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure and 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. 14th CIRCUIT (Gulf County) 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, FL 32447 Phone: 850-718-0026 Hearing & Voice impaired: 1-800-955-8771 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org Dated this 11th day of June, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK CIRCUIT COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk FRED D. FRANKLIN, JR. ESQUIRE GABRIEL CRAFTON, ESQUIRE ROGERS TOWERS, P.A. 1301 Riverplace Blvd. Suite 1500 Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904)398-3911 Attorneys for Plaintiff June 20, 27, 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 91538S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDASTATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Contender Property Services, located at 104 E. Kelly Dr., in the County of Gulf, in the City of Port St Joe, Florida, 32456 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Port St Joe, Florida, this 18th day of June, 2013. Daniel Shearer June 27, 2013 94087S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-256-CA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. OLIVIER DUCIMETIEREMONOD and TOWN CENTRE NORTH CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., an inactive Florida corporation, TOWN CENTRE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., an inactive Florida corporation, and UNKNOWN TENANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on May 30th, 2013, in Case No. 2012-256-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit for Gulf County, Florida, in which Centennial Bank, as successor in interest by merger with PREMIER BANK is the Plaintiff, and OLIVIER DUCIMETIERE-MONOD and TOWN CENTRE NORTH CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., an inactive Florida corporation, TOWN CENTRE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., an inactive Florida corporation, and UNKNOWN TENANTS, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: UNIT 206 AND 208, TOWN CENTRE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, AS PER DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM FOR TOWN CENTRE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 426, PAGE 92, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND ALSO: UNITS A AND C, TOWN CENTRE NORTH CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, AS PER DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM FOR TOWN CENTRE NORTH CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 426, PAGE 39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. The sale will be held on July 11, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the Gulf County Courthouse, located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, 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:June 13, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS Gulf County Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk June 20, 27, 2013 94063S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 12-48-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF CECIL DOYLE RAMSEY, JR. Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of CECIL DOYLE RAMSEY, JR., deceased, whose date of death was September 19, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal represen-tatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 20, 2013. Personal Representative: David A. Gaskin 224 Annie Avenue Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850)-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com June 20, 27, 2013 94095S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000390 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BENJAMIN C. SHERRILL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 06, 2013 and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA000390 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and BENJAMIN C. SHERRILL; JANE ANN SHERRILL; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 18th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 20 AND THE SOUTH 1/3 OF LOT 21, BLOCK 76, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1018 MCCLELLAND AVENUE, PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 17, 2013. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org F11002088 June 27, July 4, 2013 94097S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-17-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JUDY DARNA, HENRY DARNA, MARVIN DARNA, II, MELODY POWELL, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) I, and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure dated May 29, 2013, in Case No. 13-17-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 JUDY DARNA, HENRY DARNA, MARVIN DARNA, II, and MELODY POWELL are the Defendants, 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 18th, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of the intersection of Bonita Street and Trout Avenue for a Point of Beginning; thence proceed North along the East boundary line of Trout Avenue a distance of 135 feet; thence make a 90 degree turn and proceed 300 feet East to the East boundary line of Government Lot 14; thence make a 90 degree turn and proceed South along the East boundary line of Government Lot 14 a distance of 135 feet; thence make a 90 degree turn and proceed West along the Northern boundary line of Bonita Street a distance of 300 feet to the Point of Beginning. This property being located in the South half of Government Lot 14 in Section 26, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: June 17, 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 27, July 4, 2013 94125S 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. 1224 Application No. 2013-27 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 04581-260R Description of Property: Lots 11 and 12, of Port St. Joe Commerce Park Phase II, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 54 and 55, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Port Industrial LLC 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 31st day of July, 2013. Dated this 24th day of June, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 2013 94127S 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. 375 Application No. 2013-28 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 01713-000R Description of Property: PARCEL NO. I: BEGINNING at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, thence Northeasterly on a Magnetic Bearing of North 1 Degree 30 Minutes East, for a distance of 245.82 feet to a point; thence turn an angle 19 Degrees 3 Minutes Left and continue Line on a Magnetic Bearing of North 17 Degrees 33 Minutes West, a distance of 131.70 feet to a POINT OF BEGINNING, said point being at right angles to and 33 feet Easterly from the C/L of State Highway No. 71; from the POINT OF BEGINNING, project a line on a Magnetic Bearing North 49 Degrees 32 Minutes East for a distance of 250.00 feet, more or less, to a point on the West edge of the West ARM of Dead Lakes Swamp, said Point along being a Point on the City Limits boundary of Wewahitchka, Florida; thence Northwesterly on a Meandering line along the City Limits boundary of Wewahitchka, Florida, to a point on the East boundary of the R/W of State Road 71, formerly No. 6, said point being the Point of Intersection of the East boundary of the R/W of State Road 71 and the channel of the West Arm of Dead Lakes Swamp; thence Southeasterly on the East boundary of State Road 71 (33 feet East of C/L of State Road 71) a distance of 734 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING; being in Sections 13 and 14, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, all said land lying and being in Gulf County, Florida. PARCEL NO. II: COMMENCE at the Southwest Corner of Section 13, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, and extend a line East along the South line of

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From this POINT OF BEGINNING, extend a line South 46 Degrees 24 Minutes West for 266 feet, more or less, to a concrete monument on the East Right of Way line of State Road 71; then turn right along said R/W line for 80.0 feet; then turn right and extend a line North 45 Degrees 58 Minutes 20 Seconds East, for 234 feet, more or less, to the C/L of the Slough; then turn right along said Slough to the POINT OF BEGINNING. This parcel of land is in Sections 13 and 14, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: James E. Lester, Sr. 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 31st day of July, 2013. Dated this 24th day of June, 2013. REBECCA L. 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