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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.comSubscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 76, NUMBER 19 Thursday, FEBRUARY 20, 2014Shells, Mardi Gras this weekend, B1 Yea to SO move; no on elections of ce moveBy TIM CROFT227-7287|@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Board of County Commissioners reiterated Tuesday a desire to allow the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce to move to a county building on Long Avenue in Port St. Joe. However, commissioners took from the table consideration of having the Supervisor of Elections of ce take over the SO facility. Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison came to the BOCC last week to request more space. Harrison said the building his of ce occupies had run its course, and he badly needed additional space in order to meet security, evidentiary and administrative needs. He suggested an idea that had bounced around for several months moving to the old Health Department building in the 400 block of Long Avenue. Harrison already has his investigative unit in that building. The main tenant of the building is the Supervisor of Elections, but that of ce inhabits less than half the available square footage. Commissioners agreed Tuesday the building would be ideal for the SO. I think it would t the sheriff, but it is too large for the Supervisor of Elections, Commissioner Warren Yeager said. We have to nd the sheriff some space, and I think that is a good place. I am for moving forward. But a proposed switch under which the Supervisor of Elections would move to the SO, criticized PSJ mayor: Cape San Blas lighthouse relocation a goBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidsons update on the relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse on Tuesday was succinct. All systems go. Magidson told his fellow commissioners during Tuesdays regular bi-monthly meeting he expected to call a special meeting within days to award the bids for moving the lighthouse and ancillary buildings. Once a local preference issue was clari ed by legal counsel, Magidson said, the major remaining obstacle would be Duke Energy and the lowering of power lines along the 10-12 miles of roadway the structures would have to be carried to new homes inside a Port St. Joe waterfront park. Magidson said a onepage summary of the project was sent to the of ce of Gov. Rick Scott as part of a lobbying effort to receive an abatement of at least some of the costs of lowering and re-raising power lines. The cost is estimated well into six gures. We are ready to go but for questions about the power lines and (awarding the bids), Magidson said. The money was in hand to meet the costs re ected in the bids, Magidson said, and in addressing one potential issue raised by critics of the move, Commissioner Rex Buzzett and Magidson said the roadwork on State 30A would be a bene t, not a hindrance. That work will actually help us, Buzzett said. It is wider, and the culverts will be eliminated by the time we move it. Magidson said he had spoken to a project coordinator with the Florida Department of Transportation and had been assured there See BOCC A3 See LIGHTHOUSE A8By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com Three years ago, Darlene Ake decided on something different for Valentines Day. Instead of swapping cards and candy, Ake wanted her pre-k students at Wewahitchka Elementary School to feel and experience something with a bit more substance. Cards and candy had their place, but Valentines Day and the outpouring of love it symbolizes, was about something deeper, Ake gured.. She focused on the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and the animals it sustains and, hopefully, places in new homes. The Humane Society, Ake noticed, was consistently in need to assistance in so many forms. They really need the help, Ake said. So, Ake and her students began what has in 2014 become a tradition, traveling on Valentines Day to Port St. Joe. Around a pizza picnic at Frank Pate Park, the students visited the Humane Society last Friday to drop off badly needed supplies including food and toys and spend some quality time with the animals. We dont trade cards, Ake said. We give our love to the Judge rules against Port Authority in foreclosureBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com A Circuit Court judge last week granted a motion of foreclosure brought by Capital City Bank against the Port St. Joe Port Authority. Judge John Fishel granted the banks request for a nal summary judgment, setting up a process that could see the Port Authoritys 60-plus acre parcel fronting the Intracoastal Canal auctioned on the steps of the county courthouse in the coming months. Capital City Bank was charged with preparing a nal order of foreclosure detailing the Port Authoritys debt. Within 45 days or so, the judge will le a nal order, Port Authority attorney Tom Gibson said. At that time the Port Authority could appeal the ruling. If the Port Authority does not appeal, the property would be auctioned on the courthouse steps, Gibson said. If the sale price exceeded the debt, the Port Authority would owe nothing more. Where any court appeal would be heard is unclear. Gibson said because the central issue in the case is a constitutional question, any appeal could be heard before the Florida Supreme Court rather than the First District Court of Appeals. Gibson said the Port Authoritys Tallahassee-based attorneys handling the foreclosure believe there is a viable appeal based on the judges decision, which they assert was in error. What the cost would entail and whether the Port Authority would choose to mount an appeal will likely be decided See FORECLOSURE A2 PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT | The StarThe pre-K student in Darlene Akes class have made a Valentines tradition of visiting the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. The kids bring two badly needed items supplies and love. Wewa students spread affection at Humane Society See PUPPY A8Opinion ...........................A4-A5Letters to the Editor .............A5Outdoors ...............................A6 Sports.....................................A7School News ...........................B3Faith ........................................B4 Obituaries ...............................B4Classi eds ........................B6-B8 Puppy love GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, February 20, 2014 WithCerticatesofDeposit,theinterest ratemaybelow,you'retaxedevery yearonthegainandyoumaynothave muchcondenceinbanks. WithaWoodmenoftheWorldannuity, youcan: Calltodaytondoutmoreinformation. CarolDixon FieldRepresentative 850-625-5530 101ReidAve,PortStJoeFL32456phone850-625-5530 $4,500,000 $500,000 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 GOAL enewCollegeofAppliedStudiesatFSUPanamaCitywasapprovedby theFSUBoardofTrusteesinJune2010andallowsthecampustomore easilyrespondtoworkforceneedsinourarea.WeinviteyoutosupporteCampaignforOurCommunitysUniversitybyhelpingusbuildan endowmentfortomorrowsjobs.Ourgoalistoestablisha$5million endowmentfortheCollegeofAppliedStudiesby2017,whichwillallow FSUPanamaCitytoestablishstudentscholarships,implementnew degreeprogramsandprovidenewequipmentandtechnology. Tolearnhowyoucansupportourcommunitysuniversity,contactMary BethLovingoodat(850)770-2108ormblovingood@pc.fsu.edu. THECAMPAIGNFOROURCOMMUNITYSUNIVERSITYEndowmentforTomorrowsJobs SUPPORTOUR COMMUNITYS UNIVERSITY in the next several weeks, Gibson said. The foreclosure lawsuit was the result of the Port Authoritys default on a $7 million line of credit drawn in 2006 and subsequent 2010 loan of approximately $350,000. The current debt has been estimated in recent Port Authority meetings at $4-5 million, though Capital City Bank will provide nal gures in its order of foreclosure to the Circuit Court. The primary issue, Fishel noted in his summary judgment order, was the contention by the Port Authoritys attorneys that the mortgages in question were void because the mortgaging of public property without a public referendum was unconstitutional. Fishel concluded a referendum was not required and noted the Port Authoritys legal stance was contrary to the representations made by and on behalf of the Port Authority when the loan transaction took place, as detailed in a resolution passed at the time by the Port Authority. The Port Authority mortgaged public property to borrow money for a public project, noting the Port Authoritys resolution stated the original note satised a paramount public purpose and therefore was not unconstitutional. The Port Authority found that for the benet of its citizens, it was necessary for the continued preservation of the health, welfare, convenience and safety of the Port Authority to acquire, construct and erect the intended project, Fishel wrote in his order. The parcel in question was upgraded with millions in state and federal dollars, including the clearing of land, installation of an access road, construction of a barge bulkhead and uplands improvements. Fishel also found a voter referendum was not required since the Port Authority can not assess ad valorem taxes, and the debt did not constitute a general obligation for any political entity the state, county or city of Port St. Joe that would compel taxation to meet the debt. Attorneys for the Port Authority argued though there was no legal obligation for the state, county or city, there was implicit coercion, a legal term, that those entities might feel the need to levy taxes to prevent foreclosure. Fishel said the Florida Supreme Court had dismissed a similar argument in a similar case. Johanna White, a current member of the Port Authority and the lone member who served at the time the loan was taken on and was employed with Capital City Bank at the time said last week she objected to the argument about coercion. We all thought that it was a good deal at the time, White said. Though the barge bulkhead would be, as Port Authority chair Leonard Costin said last week, gravy for an operational port, it is not central to the current effort to establish a deepwater facility. The dredging of the ship channel and efforts by the St. Joe Company to market the Port of Port St. Joe are tied to the old mill site bulkhead and the federally-authorized shipping channel and turning basin. The Port Authority also has unencumbered possession of the old Arizona Chemical site, which provides a rail link and utility infrastructure. Our charter is to generate jobs, Costin said. We are all trying to create jobs and get our port going. We lost this battle, but we are going to win the war. FORECLOSURE from page A1By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com In his new role with the engineering rm working on a dredge permit application for the Port of Port St. Joe, former port director Tommy Pitts said hes learned about seeing opportunities in challenges. And the recent work on the dredge permit, Pitts said, is revealing opportunities. Two of those opportunities in the near term were discussed last week during the regular bi-monthly meeting of the Port St. Joe Port Authority. The rst is the discovery that the volume of material to be dredged from the federally-authorized shipping channel is greater than initially estimated. The second is the realization that erosion has extended the tip of St. Joseph Peninsula into the boundaries of the shipping channel. Both factors present challenges as the work on the dredge permit progresses with goal of submitting at least a partial application by March 1. We are progressing, Pitts said. A long list has been accomplished and much of the work that has been done is to determine what is out there. We have discovered some opportunities to solve some problems and address some issues. That there is a larger volume of material than anticipated could likely impact the scope due to costs. The amount of material grows exponentially with every foot dredged beyond a minimum of 33 feet, Pitts said, indicating the ultimate dredge depth could change due to the costs attached to dredging and disposing the material. For example, to dredge to 33 feet would produce an estimated two million tons of spoil. That number jumps to three million at 34 feet and four million tons at 35 feet, the federally-authorized depth. The costs involved with going to the 35 feet could mean the Port Authority considers dredging to a slightly shallower depth. Pitts said discussions are ongoing with the St. Joe Company, which has two signed Letters of Intent from energy companies to ship through the Port of Port St. Joe, on what would be a minimum to meet the goals of those LOIs. Billy Perry with Hatch Mott MacDonald said the answer could be down the road. Once the channel is dredged even to 33 feet and the port is operational it becomes an authorized project and presents the opportunity to dredge deeper at a later time. The more depth you have the more vessels you can attract, Perry said. But you have look at it from a realistic standpoint of what you can accomplish. Once it is dredged it becomes a (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) project and as revenue is generated there would be an opportunity to get additional depth at a future date. To counter the erosion of the peninsula tip now in the shipping channel, engineers are proposing an option of creating additional depth outside the shipping channel to allow vessels to turn, thus allowing the dredge work to effectively carve around the tip. We are not sure that would be acceptable, Pitts cautioned. But modication could lead to a U.S. Army Corps process. And therein lay the signicant hiccup on both issues. A modication to the shipping channel in any form could mean triggering a Corps review and assessment, which could extend the time of permitting out at least another year, Pitts said. We are trying to iron that out; we are not changing the shipping channel itself, Pitts said. Due to those issues and others pertaining to disposal sites, which Hatt Mott is working with the St. Joe Company on ofcials with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection encouraged the submittal of at least a partial dredge permit application by the original deadline of March 1. That way we can begin to resolve issues while continuing with the other components, Pitts said, noting that the portion of the application submitted would pertain to the shipping channel and dredging, two major components. Perry added, We have been encouraged to follow that process because of the multiple components. The state could act quickly on the dredge component which engages the Corps which would perform the dredging. Port Authority chair Leonard Costin said while the research on the dredge permit brought some challenges to light, the timeline of a dredge permit this summer and a dredged channel by early 2015 was doable. I think we can work through all this, Costin said. I hope we can. Perry said the timeline remained viable. I think that is achievable, he said.Dredge study highlighting opportunities A modication to the shipping channel in any form could mean triggering a Corps review and assessment, which could extend the time of permitting out at least another year, Pitts said.

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, February 20, 2014 WHATYOUMAYNOTKNOW is33%ofretireesexperiencealower standardoflivingthanwhiletheywereworking*.Theresnoneedto panic,sincewereheretohelpputyourmindatease.AtCapitalCity BancInvestments,wecanhelpanalyzeyourcurrentnancialplan, setareasonableamounttosavetowardandmakeadjustmentsif yourincomeneedsaremorethanyoursavings. Nomatterhowyouwanttospendyourretirement,wellworkto helpyoumeetyourgoalsandenjoytherelaxationyoudeserve.Call todayorvisitusonlineatwww.capitalcitybancinvestments.com.*INGU.S.Study:RetirementIncomeRedened,2013.INVESTFinancialCorporation (INVEST),memberFINRA/SIPC,isnotafliatedwithCapitalCityBancInvestments, CapitalCityTrustCompanyorCapitalCityBank.INVESTanditsafliatedinsuranceagenciesoffersecurities, advisoryservicesandcertaininsuranceproducts,whichare: NOTFDICINSURED*MAYLOSEVALUE*NOTBANKGUARANTEED 02/15114197 Retirementis harderthanitlooks. BenWelter, FinancialAdvisor RegisteredRepresentative,INVESTFinancialCorp. 850.402.7849 By TIM CROFT227-7827 @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com The city of Port St. Joe will receive state grant funds to complete badlyneeded upgrades to the Chipola Pump Station. The station is critical to the citys water supply, pumping water from the Chipola River into the freshwater canal that meanders miles down to the citys surface water treatment plant. The station is decades old and the city has already replaced one pump and a generator. The Northwest Florida Water Management District announced last week some $10 million in water quality grant funding, including nearly $200,000 to allow the city to rehabilitate the second supply pump and add a new diesel generator. The project will help improve public health and safety by providing a more reliable water supply system, the NWFWMD release stated. City ofcials have been trying to identify funding to complete the upgrades to the Chipola Pump Station for months. The station will become even more critical as the city expands, per the NWFWMD desires, to become more of a regional supplier of water. The citys plant has a capacity of some 6 million gallons a day, but the reliability of the pump station is essential. This is a really good deal for the city, city manager Jim Anderson said. The water management district last year earmarked some $10 million for grant funding to water quality projects around the region. Projects eligible for grant funding included traditional water supply development projects, as well as alternative water supply projects, such as reuse and conservation projects that result in quantiable water savings. The city, at the urging of Commissioner Rex Buzzett, immediately applied for funding. After careful review and evaluation of the many worthwhile projects submitted, the District identied 24 projects it was able t o fund in this grant cycle.   Ensuring a clean and reliable supply of water for the people and natural systems of this region is one of the Districts top priorities, said Governing Board Chairman George Roberts. The Governing Board is pleased to play a part in helping local communities address their water supply c hallenges and needs.  Many of the projects, including the Chipola Pump Station, include replacements, repairs or upgrades to aging and deteriorating water distribution and treatment systems. Many of these projects are important to our local communities not only in terms of improving water supply, but also to helping protect public health and safety, said District Governing Board Member Bo Spring, a resident of Port S t. Joe.  The majority of the projects awarded serve nancially disadvantaged communities Gulf County is part of an eight-county region considered by the state to be of critical economic condition which struggle to fund vital projects without infrastructure assistance. Through  this grant program, the Northwest Florida Water Management District is working to address important and much needed water supply, water quality and public safety needs in Northwest Florida and House District 7, said State Representative Halsey Beshears (R-Monticello). This funding will go a long way in providing permanence for long-term needs in our rural counties. We appreciate the Districts favorable consideration of t hese projects.    Combined with match funding from the local governments and other grants, the Districts funding is anticipated to leverage a total of $15.8 million in projects to meet regional water supply c hallenges.  Grant will assist city with pump improvements in particular by Commissioner Tan Smiley last week, was nixed by a 5-0 vote. Supervisor of Elections John Hanlon communicated his willingness to work with the BOCC to identify a new space for his ofce but expressed reluctance moving his ofce next to the county jail. Smiley said last week he believed voters could be deterred from voting if they had to go so close to the jail to vote. Hanlon wrote he would like to work with county staff and the sheriff to identify a possible site while remaining in downtown Port St. Joe, a more central location. I want to take off the table moving the Supervisor of Elections to the sheriffs ofce, Yeager said, adding the SO ofce was likely inadequate for the Hanlon and his staff in any case. And it is part of the jail, I think Commissioner Smiley made a good point last week, he said. Commissioners voted to allow administrator Don Butler, Hanlon and Harrison to work together to identify a space for the elections ofce and a process for a seamless move. Commissioners also approved going out for Request for Proposals to any property owners wishing to enter into a lease/rental agreement to provide the county building space in downtown Port St. Joe. As Yeager noted, there are several available buildings in the downtown area. Smiley, returning to an ongoing pet issue, said the BOCC should take the opportunity as it prepares to spend money to provide new space for the GCSO to invite ofcials with the city of Port St. Joe to sit down and discuss potential consolidation of law enforcement. That is a city issue and that is their decision, but I have no problem communicating with them, Yeager said. Butler also received approval to begin work to create a secure evidence room at the Long Avenue building as a rst step in moving the GCSO.BP LitigationRon Jones with Beasley Allen, the Alabama-based law rm representing the BOCC in its pursuit of a claim against BP in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill, said BP had rescinded its offer to the BOCC as well as a parallel offer to the Gulf County Tourist Development Council. Jones said it was not a surprise nor was it action taken solely against Gulf County. BP has taken a position of late that they dont want to speak to anybody about anything, Jones said. This is not specic to Gulf County; it is across the board. The BOCC claim, as with many other local government claims, remains as part of a pool in New Orleans, where a federal court has been hearing litigation in the case of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Jones said the future could bring a test case of a local government claim that could serve as a template for all, and there were many moving parts to the most complex litigation I have been involved in. He added he would not be surprised if BP changes course. Hopefully BP will come around, hopefully sooner than later, Jones said. I think they will eventually change their mind and regardless we will move forward. Jones said his rm was still attempting to have the Gulf County cases released from New Orleans. The BOCC last year rejected initial settlement offers from BP to satisfy losses incurred by the county and TDC. BOCC from page A1Special to The StarA seminar on health insurance and the federal Affordable Care Act is at 6 p.m. ET Feb. 27 at the Gulf-Franklin campus of Gulf Coast State College, 3800 Garrison Ave. The seminar, which will be presented by representatives of Florida Health Connector, nc., and Florida Blue, will answer commonly held questions about the health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. The seminar will address how the new health reforms work; tax credits; the various healthcare plans created by the ACA and enrollment procedures. Admission to the seminar is free and the general public is invited. Further information about the seminar is available from Martin Shefeld with Florida Health Connector at 814-1195.Seminar to answer health insurance questions

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USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 OPINION www.starfl.com ASectionThe rip you hear is not your pants!Mother wasnt sure about Elvis. And only her strong Christian upbringing kept her from outright disliking Jerry Lee Lewis. She asked me once, What does it mean, Im itching like a man on a fuzzy tree? Its just a song, Mom! The guy is all shook up! Well then, explain, You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain. Momma thought that Rock and Roll music was tearing at the very fabric of America. Son, I fear we are losing tiny pieces of that fabric here and there. We are a great nation. No person or foreign enemy can attack us directly. But I worry about little rips from within. I scratched my head in bewilderment. How could anybody be so unhip? A daily dose of rockin music was good for the soul. My generation was tired of Guy Lombardo and Lawrence Welk. We wanted something that hopped! And besides, she was talking nonsense. Fabric was the cloth she made our shirts out of. It didnt have nothing to do with real or imagined enemies, foreign or domestic! She felt a twinge of disrespect in the music; and she highly questioned some of the lyrics. Son, if the songs are so graphic now, where will they be when you have children? Im eleven years old here! Are all grown-ups completely nuts? The last thing on earth Im thinking about is children. Mom went back to her ironing. I headed to the bedroom humming, You aint nothing but a hound dog. My older brother tried to calm her fears, Mom, as long as the kids are dancing six feet a part, shaking and jumping up and down, everything is all right. Its when they play one of those slow songs and everyone moves in close is where you had better watch out! That was the summer Leon also let his hair grow ala James Dean, complete with a swept back duck tail. Mother wrung her hands. He defended his owing locks by explaining that Jackie Burns, Bobby Thompson and Nicky Joe Stafford were way ahead of him in the Rebel without a Cause look. Ye gads, we had to endure the if everybody else jumped off the cliff speech till school started back in the fall! Mom was dead set positive that long hair was a synonym for anti-culture, rebellion, disrespect and/or a sign of the approaching apocalypse. She allowed it was just another tear in the fabric. I immediately tried to join the protest by letting my hair grow out. It curled! Ye gads again! God was against me! You couldnt impress Bonnie, Jane or Mary Hadley with droopy curls opping behind your ears. I had to switch to the George Jones at top look. Daddy said it was just as well. Son, if we keep on going like this, one day you wont be able to tell the men from the women. Grown ups. We nally got a TV out at the end of Stonewall Street. Youd athought all was right with the world. And it was going pretty good until Matt Dillon started shooting somebody down in the middle of Dodge City every Saturday night. Mother worried about the violence. We near bout laughed her out of the house. Its a TV show for goodness sakes. Nobody thinks its real. Its just a harmless form of entertainment. Mom was undeterred. She didnt like all that beer and whiskey drinking being portrayed as routine and natural right in our own living room. She wanted to know about the relationship between Matt and Miss Kitty. Are they ever going to get married? Before we could laugh that off, Matt would shoot two more people. We didnt let her watch Have Gun-Will Travel or The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp. Her fear was if they shoot one or two this week and four or ve the next, where will it go from there? She believed with all her heart that little missteps could lead to more and bigger problems down the road. It was always that fabric thing. Mom even raised an eyebrow over the six oclock news. She thought imagines of the Viet Nam war scenes way too graphic. She feared the lasting impact it could have on children. She also realized quickly that Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite and Chet Huntley (or the powers behind them) had an easy access to the American people. What if they decide to slant an issue in a particular way, regardless of the truth? We thought that a silly notion. Its just the news, Mom. We were trying to hurry it along so we could get to The Twilight Zone and Peyton Place. Its amazing what the passing of a generation can do to your thought process. And to the country you live in. Im not saying Matt Dillon, duck tails and Rock and Roll are to blame for every problem besetting America today. But we got here somehow! There is music, story lines and commercials on TV today that I would be embarrassed to watch in front of my children..or my Mother! What a sad commentary. Or, perhaps, just another tear in the fabricRespectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert Thursday, February 20, 2014 Page 4By DAVID GUESTSpecial to The Star To anyone who has spent much time in Florida, the decline of our fresh water springs is heartbreaking. Clear pools are now choked with algae. The algae gets so thick it shuts down glass bottom boat rides because the waters no longer clear enough to see anything. Swimming beaches at the springs are suddenly roped off with Health Department signs, warning people of the health threats from polluted water. When faced with something this sad and overwhelming, theres a tendency to shrug our shoulders and say it is the inevitable result of progress. After all, New York City once had bubbling streams and oyster beds. But, in our case, that is the wrong way to think. The truth is that springs pollution is both preventable and reversible. We can change this. What we need is political will a scarce Florida resource but one that each of us can cultivate. It is already starting to happen. People have been rallying throughout the state to protest the decline of our water resources. In January, people turned out in force to demand clean water at public events in Boynton Beach, Bradenton, Ft. Myers, Ft. Pierce, Gainesville, Interlachen, Jacksonville, Key West, Palm Bay, Naples, Ocala, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach and Orlando. A statewide rally for clean water is planned at the state Capitol in Tallahassee Feb. 18. They unveiled a new Floridians Clean Water Declaration which lists six rights that should be guaranteed to the people of Florida and four responsibilities of our state government, water managers, and natural resource users. The campaigns goal is to get as many individuals, organizations, businesses, and elected and appointed of cials as possible to sign the Clean Water Declaration and commit to work together to achieve its principles. And politicians are responding. Four Florida Senate committee chairmen last month agreed to support ling springs legislation. A draft bill would direct an estimated $378 million a year from documentary stamp tax revenue toward springs protection. It is encouraging, too, to see that Gov. Rick Scott earmarked $55 million in his proposed state budget this year for springs protection. Using public money to protect our shared public resource water makes sense. Were way overdue on xing our outdated public infrastructure. But lets not lose sight of the main thing we need to do: Demand that our leaders hold polluters accountable. Every day, factory farms send fertilizer and manure into our public waters, when they could be controlling this pollution on-site. These corporations must be required to meet speci c pollution limits, and they should face consequences if they exceed those limits and pollute our water. Instead, we are giving them a free pass and then the public pays for their mess. Gov. Scott and the Legislature have been selling out to polluters like never before. Polluter lobbyists drafted the states rules on sewage, manure and fertilizer pollution, Scotts administration adopted the weak language, then the Legislature approved it. Scotts administration also red staffers who dared to enforce environmental laws, replacing them with people who come from polluting industries. Environmental enforcement cases have plummeted. State regulators now get We can heal our springs DAVID GUESTSee SPRINGS A5 By Rep. Steve Southerland (R-North Florida)Special to The Star With partisan gridlock all too prevalent in todays Washington, I have worked hard to break through those barriers and join with Republicans and Democrats who are as interested as I am in growing jobs and restoring certainty for hardworking families. The recently-passed Farm Bill is an example of what can be accomplished by putting partnership above partisanship. For more than a year Congress debated the latest reauthorization of the Farm Bill, which sets national agriculture and food policy for the next ve years. With Florida being a national leader in agricultural production and the second largest specialty crop-producing state in America, I was committed to doing all I could to advance a common sense Farm Bill that restored certainty for North and Northwest Florida farmers and strengthened our rural communities. I was honored to be the only Floridian in Congress appointed to the bipartisan conference committee tasked with ironing out the nal Farm Bill agreement. It was a tremendous, hard-earned victory when both parties and both chambers came together for the good of the American people and passed a ve-year Farm Bill that provides much-needed relief to our hardworking farming families and saves taxpayers $23 billion while allowing us to nally move past the costly, big government policies passed under then-Speaker Nancy Pelosis Farm Bill six years ago. I am also pleased that Republicans and Democrats came together to support a provision in the Farm Bill I introduced to empower vulnerable families with a renewed opportunity for earned success. By including a 10-state pilot program for work, job training, and community volunteerism for healthy, working age food stamp bene ciaries, weve now put nutrition assistance on the same proven path of success that helped change a culture for the better during welfare reform in the 1990s. As the rst reforms to the food stamp program since the successful welfare reforms of 1996, the Farm Bill takes important steps to empower families in need with a renewed opportunity at earned success. Additionally, the Farm Bill includes several provisions I crafted to sustain the economies of our rural communities. The bipartisan Building Rural Communities Act ensures that small, rural areas have access to the technical assistance and training necessary to enhance vital infrastructure including police and re stations and community health clinics all at no additional cost to Americas taxpayers. Another provision I advanced strengthens our forestry communities by ensuring that wood products qualify under the USDAs Biobased Marketing Program. I also fought to guarantee the longterm viability of citrus production in Florida by helping secure $125 million to research remedies for citrus greening, a disease decimating citrus groves in Florida and nationwide. Updating the Farm Bill is never easy, but this bill represents the good that can come out of both parties and both chambers rising above politics to do what is right for the American people. Our farmers and rural families deserve real solutions not political mud ghts and this bipartisan Farm Bill is a big step in the right direction.Southerland urges putting partnership above partisanshipFor the past 88 years, we have taken the month of February to remember the rich and diverse history of African-Americans as we celebrate Black History Month. The achievements of African-Americans touch every community and are found in every eld of study, including science and technology. This is a time to remember the sacri ces and hard work of individuals who helped build a better and more tolerant life, both present and future, for all of us. As we acknowledge the many African-American men and women who have helped the United States grow culturally, countless civil rights pioneers in Florida have been equally as important and should be re ected upon as agents of change in our own state. For the last two years, the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame has honored individual Floridians who made great sacri ces and helped foster equality for all in our state. These heroes, such as pioneering educator Mary McLeod Bethune, civil rights leaders C.K. Steele and Harry T. and Harriette Moore, were recognized for their unyielding commitment to equality, diversity and human dignity. Governor Rick Scott recently selected three new inductees for the Hall of Fame: Dr. Robert Hayling, James Johnson and Asa Randolph. Each of these men was chosen for his commitment to advocating for equality and justice throughout Florida. Todays African Americans have much to celebrate and build upon as they honor those who have gone before them. Black History Month gives us the opportunity to recognize the many ways African-Americans have enriched Floridas communities, culture and history.Commissioner Mario Valle, ChairmanFlorida Commission on Human RelationsRemember the civil rights leaders in Florida

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About600,000peoplediefromheartdisease intheUnitedStateseachyear(thats1outof every4deaths).Belowarevemajorsymptomsofaheartattack: Ifyouthinkthatyouorsomeoneyouknowishavingaheartattack, call911immediately. etermheartdiseasereferstoseveraltypesofheartconditions.emost commontypeintheUnitedStatesiscoronaryheartdisease(alsocalledcoronaryarterydisease),whichoccurswhenasubstancecalledplaquebuildsupin heartattack,angina,heartfailure,andarrhythmias.PlanforPreventionSomehealthconditionsandlifestylefactorscanputpeopleathighriskfordeveloping heartdisease.Youcanhelppreventheartdiseasebymakinghealthychoicesand managingallofyourknownmedicalconditions.Hereareninetipstohelpprevent heartdisease: Eatahealthydiet-Besuretoeatplentyoffruitsandvegetablesandeatfoodsthatare lowinsaturated/transfats. Maintainahealthyweight-Beingoverweightorobesecanincreaseyourrisk forheartdisease. cholesterolandbloodpressure. Monitoryourbloodpressure.-Highbloodpressureoenhasnosymptomssobesure tohaveitcheckedonaregularbasis. Limitalcoholuse-Avoiddrinkingtoomuchalcoholwhichcanincrease yourbloodpressure. Haveyourcholesterolchecked-Yourhealthcareprovidershouldtestyour cholesterollevelsatleastonceevery5years. Manageyourdiabetes-Ifyouhavediabetes,monitoryourbloodsugarlevelsclosely andtalkwithyourdoctorabouttreatmentoptions. Takeyourmedicine-Ifyouretakingmedicationtotreathighbloodpressure, highcholesterol,ordiabetesfollowyourdoctorsinstructionscarefully. GulfCounty bonuses if they pump out permits faster. Certain categories of major polluters are allowed to operate on the honor system. A big polluter like an industrial plant would be ned if it spilled toxics into a river. But thats not true for Florida agricultural operations. Florida allows them to use voluntary goals called best management practices. All the corporation has to do it say it is implementing a plan to control pollution, and it is exempt from monitoring. Its as you were allowed to speed on the freeway so long as you gave the Highway Patrol a speedlimit compliance plan. Its great for politicians to tell us they want to protect the environment. But we should all make it clear that we want them to set real, enforceable pollution limits. Thats the only way well reverse this mess and heal our springs. David Guest of Tallahassee is managing attorney for the Florida of ce of Earthjustice, a national public interest law rm. SPRINGS from page A4Page 5 Thursday, February 20, 2014February is National Heart Health MonthBy Melanie G. TaylorUF/IFAS Extension Gulf County, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development February is known as National Heart Health Month in America. As I see Valentines Day heart-shaped gifts and candies for sale in the stores it makes me wonder why in America we focus on giving our loved ones sugary treats to express our love when the topic of heart disease is so prevalent everywhere we look. Health organizations have researched heart disease for many years; and although genetics may be an important factor, our daily lifestyles and choices affect our heart health in a major way. Most of us have a variety of habits, some good and some bad. We know the basic rules of good health, but as our stressful days of having a job, taking care of a family, and paying bills winds down many of us push the idea of exercising or enjoying a healthy meal or snack to the bottom of our to do list. Since we are half way through National Heart Health Month, lets try to remember to incorporate these heart disease prevention habits into our daily lives. If you have children in your home this is a wonderful time to teach them good habits through encouraging healthy food choices and daily activity, and most of all by showing them through being a good role model by improving or maintaining your health. As you ponder over the many gift choices this Valentine season try to show your family how much you truly care by encouraging and modeling healthy lifestyle choices. This will keep your family active (and maybe you will even spend more quality time together), reduce stress on the heart, body, and mind, and of course increase good habits for all of you. Now that we understand the importance of habits in our daily lives, what are the good habits we need to focus on to maintain our heart health?Quit smokingWe know smoking is bad for our health and that research shows quitting smoking reduces the risk of heart disease. Now is the time to quit! Consistent Exercise Regular physical activity has many bene ts such as helping you quit smoking, losing weight, reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and increasing HDL cholesterol. Doing aerobic exercise using large muscles of the legs and arms on most days of the week for 30 to 60 minutes helps your heart work more ef ciently. Physical activities to improve your strength, exibility and balance help you stay agile as you age. Manage stressIts important to learn how to recognize how stress affects you, learn how to deal with it, and develop healthy habits to ease your stress. Stress is your bodys response to change. The body reacts to stress by releasing adrenaline (a hormone) that causes your breathing and heart rate to speed up, and your blood pressure to rise. Constant or continuous stress can be harmful to your heart health. The good news is you can actively manage your stress before it becomes a problem. Understand stress triggers and learn how to respond to stressful situations at home and at work with stress management skills that work best for you. Eat healthyDo you really know what it means to eat healthy? The American Heart Association recently developed new dietary guidelines for a heart-healthy diet that will help lower our heart disease risk. According to the new AHA guidelines eating right means: Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, poultry, sh and nuts Avoid red meat, as well as sugary and processed foods Avoid foods high in sodium Eating a healthy diet is not about good foods and bad foods in isolation from the rest of your diet its about the overall diet, says Robert Eckel, M.D., previous AHA president and co-chair of the new guideline committee. Learn more ways to prevent heart disease and make healthier lifestyle changes at any age by visiting these reliable nutrition information websites: http://choosemyplate.gov http://fycs.ifas.u .edu www.nutrition.gov www.americanheart.org 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. 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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A News Herald staff reportPANAMA CITY Recreational shermen will be able to catch red snapper in state waters this year starting the Saturday before Memorial Day if a recommendation is approved at a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting in April. The proposed 2014 Gulf recreational red snapper season would be 52 days long, running from May 24 through July 14. In recent years, the recreational season started June 1. Last November, the commission requested a draft rule that instead would start Gulf state red snapper season on the Saturday before Memorial Day. The commission gave preliminary approval to the proposal at its meeting Thursday in Tampa. Final action will come at its meeting April 15-17 in Tallahassee, and the commission could change the season length and dates at that meeting. FWC noted that starting the season the Saturday before Memorial Day could increase recreational shing opportunities for anglers by giving them the chance to sh for red snapper in state waters during the holiday weekend. A report prepared for the commission by FWCs Division of Marine Fisheries Management warned the federal season could be shortened to account for additional sh caught in state waters during the time that state waters are open but federal waters are closed. Since recreational red snapper harvest has not been open over Memorial Day weekend in state waters since 2008, it is dif cult to predict how the state season opening on the Saturday before Memorial Day would impact the federal season, the report said. However, it is likely that shing effort would be high over the holiday weekend and following week and that red snapper harvest also will be high. Based on this information, FWC staff estimate the federal season would be reduced by ve to seven days to compensate for a state season opening the Saturday before Memorial Day. The length of the federal season, however, is determined by NOAA Fisheries, so this estimate may not be accurate. The federal season is scheduled to be 40 days long, starting June 1 and remaining open through July 10. This season is subject to change if NOAA Fisheries data indicate the recreational red snapper quota will be caught before or after the end of the federal season. State waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles out. Federal waters extend from where state waters end out to about 200 nautical miles.By TOM BAIRD Special to The Star The eye of the casual explorer in the bay or on the beach is rst taken by the numerous shelled animals, the mollusks, like crown conchs and lightening whelks, or the arthropods, like horseshoe, spider and blue crabs. But on closer inspection, one nds the remains or living specimens of another major group the echinoderms. Echinoderms include star sh, sand dollars, brittle stars, sea cucumbers and sea urchins and are by far some of the most extraordinary animals alive. First, they are all marine. Think about it. You nd freshwater clams, freshwater prawns and shrimp, etc., yet there are no freshwater star sh or freshwater urchins. The mollusks and the crustaceans invaded freshwater, but to be such a major group, the Echinoderms never managed to adapt to freshwater habitats. You wont nd any land star sh either. There are no terrestrial echinoderms, yet we have plenty of terrestrial mollusks (snails) and arthropods (think insects, etc.). The most distinctive feature of Echinoderms is their radial symmetry. Fish and insects, dogs and cats, and you and I have bilateral symmetry. Our major sense organs are on our heads or the direction of movement. Echinoderms, with their radial symmetry, meet the world 360 degrees around. This can be a major advantage with sense organs facing all directions. There is no head and motion can be in any direction. The other extraordinary feature is their power to regenerate limbs and organs. If a star sh loses one of its legs, a new one will regrow. This ability has made Echinoderms the focus of a lot of biomedical research. Imagine if you lost a nger or arm in an accident that you could regrow it, or if we could regenerate lost or damaged nerves. Unlocking Echinoderms ability to regenerate tissues could be a huge boon to mankind. Ever notice the banner of this newspaper? Go ahead; turn back to the front page. It features what appears to be a keyhole sand dollar, an appropriate logo with its ve pointed radial star pattern. The keyhole sand dollar, Mellita tenuis, inhabits the Florida Gulf coast. Its the species we nd here. Another species, M. quinquiesperforata, ranges from the mouth of the Mississippi, along the Texas coast and down as far as South America. Yet another species, M. isometra, inhabits our Atlantic coasts. Some researchers believe these are all varieties of Mellita quiquiesperforata. While there are subtle differences, they all share certain features. They all grow up to about three inches in diameter and in life are brown, greyish tan, and if there are algae growing among the cilia, a greyish green. Most people are familiar with only the bleached skeletal remains found on the beach. If you have been fortunate to handle a living sand dollar you know that the brown outer covering is a moving mosaic of tiny cilia. The calcareous skeleton (called a test) is, in life, covered by a thin skin and muscles. On this living surface are spines, tube feet, and cilia. The cilia help to move food particles to the mouth, which is in the center of the at underside. Tube feet help provide locomotion and spines help in burrowing. The sand dollars burrow in sandy bottoms for protection from wave action and from predators, mainly bottom feeding sh like ounder. They feed on tiny planktonic organisms or other organic matter suspended in the water or in the sandy substrate as they burrow. Sand dollars are really just attened forms of sea urchins and are sometimes called keyhole urchins. On the upper surface can be seen the ve features that form the star-shaped pattern. These are called petalloids, and are used as gills and have specialized tube feet. The ve oval holes in the test are called lunules, and they are paired except for the larger long hole that looks like an old-fashion keyhole. As you turn a living sand dollar over, one sees the moving mouth parts with ve teeth arranged in a circle. In death, these pieces become disarticulated and can sometimes be heard rattling around inside the empty test. If you break the test open, these structures look somewhat like a white winged bird in ight. This dove-like shape has led some to ascribe a religious signi cance to the ve mouthparts and various legends have grown up about these formations. The larvae of keyhole sand dollars are planktonic and have the ability to swim. Once the eggs are fertilized they develop into bilaterally symmetrical larvae and feed on smaller plankton. They will pass through several life stages and in four to six weeks they will develop into radially symmetrical adults and spend the rest of their lives burrowing in or living on the sea oor. The remains of sand dollars and sea urchins are avidly collected by beachcombers. You probably have a few white sand dollar tests in your house. They are incorporated in numerous art works and craft pieces. Yet this silent little animal is not only of major importance to the ecology of the bay, but holds secrets within its cells that could bene t all of us in the future. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas. 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You sense organs are on our heads or the KEYHOLE SANDDOLLAR SPONSORED BY Inshore/BayAs the sun comes out this week, our waters will start to warm and we all will get a feeling of spring, and hopefully so will the fish! Our local waters are still getting over the freezing colds from the past several weeks, however, the fishing is actually pretty good in the ICW and East and West Bay for inshore species such as trout and redfish. St. Joe Bay is still sleepy for trout and reds, but good flounder reports are starting to come in daily. Live shrimp is getting more available now that the shrimpers can stand the weather, conditions are improving this month. FWC eyes 52-day snapper season

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA www.starfl.com ASection LIAR'SCHALLENGETELLYOURBESTFISHTALE!CASH PRIZES1ST,2ND,AND3RDPLACEOPENTOTHEPUBLIC/FEB.21/6:00PM-8:00PMESTTHREEEVENTS2014FORTHETHIRSTYGOAT501MONUMENTAVE PORTST.JOE,FL32456 SR'AIL Weputtechnologytowork.Youplayamajorrolewhenyoureportanelectricoutageinyourarea. Ourcustomerresponsecenterisavailable24/7toansweryourcallandhundreds morelikeit.Behindthescenes,weassociatephonenumberswithaccount numbers,pinpointoutagelocationsanddispatchcrewstorestorepowerquickly andsafely.Youhelpusputtechnologytowork.Togetherwepoweryourlife. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA www.starfl.com SPORTSThursday, February 20, 2014 Page 7Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School football team recently held its banquet to celebrate the 2013 season. In addition to a recap of the season and some good food, several players were honored. Dewayne Griggs was named the Offensive Player of the Year and Marcel Johnson was the Defensive Player of the Year. Special Teams Player of the Year was Drew Lacour. Natron Lee received the Pride of the Sharks award and the Captains Award, selected by the players, went to Lacour, Lee and Griggs. The Outstanding Lineman was Jacobie Jones and Cole Cryderman received the Howard Browning Award. The Bobby Nobles Award was given to Jones and Coach Chuck Gannon.Special to The StarThe Port St. Joe Junior High baseball team will hold a sh fry fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 21 at Frank Pate Park. Ticket pre-sales are preferred and can be purchased for $7 each by calling Sandie Kennedy at 227-4782 or Regina Grantland at 625-3345.Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School weightlifting team was victorious a tri-meet featuring Liberty County and Wewahitchka. Port St. Joe tallied 45 points while Liberty County was second with 32 and Wewahitchka third with 27 in the meet held last week at Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School.INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: (BENCH PRESS, CLEAN-AND-JERK, TOTAL):119 lbs.: J. Hensley (W) 200-175-375; N. Campbell (PSJ) 135-95-230; D. Jones (PSJ) 95-75-170. 129 lbs.: M. Hensley (W) 175-150-325; T. Nunnery (W) 160-140-300; M. Simpson (PSJ) 160105-265; C. Pittman (PSJ) 95-65-160. 139 lbs.: D. Young (LC) 190-210-400; C. Laster (W) 190-160-350; R. Dykes (PSJ) 165-115280; J. Renfro (PSJ) 125-90-215. 154 lbs.: C. Thacker (PSJ) 260-185-445; Blaine (LC) 200-180-380; R. Sewell (W) 185180-365; J. Simpson (PSJ) 175-140-315. 169 lbs.: C. Brown (LC) 225-210-435; A. Paul (PSJ) 215-155-370; C. Williams (PSJ) 230-135365; C. Capps (LC) 175-170-345. 183 lbs.: J. Whit eld (W) 225-185-410; K. Zaccarro (PSJ) 205-135-340; Z. Jasinski (PSJ) 170-140-310. 199 lbs.: R. Smith (PSJ) 300-225-525; D. Strickland (PSJ) 230-145-375; T. Tiller (W) 165-150-315. 219 lbs.: B. Powell (LC) 275-250-525; T. Shuler (LC) 275-205-480; U. Sanders (PSJ) 225-195420; C. Quick (W) 230-175-405 238 lbs.: K. Wadleigh (PSJ) 205-145-350; R. Jones (PSJ) 160-135-295; C. Barnheart (PSJ) 225-xxx-225. Hvt.: S. Hobby (LC) 335-245-580; A. Johnson (LC) 335-235-570; H. Jaikin (LC) 265-225-490; B. Harrison (W) 195-160-355Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team opened the 2014 season with a pair of wins last week, routing Franklin County and Blountstown. Junior Stephanie Brinkmeier red six shutout innings as the visiting Lady Tiger Sharks beat Franklin County 10-0. Brinkmeier faced just 20 batters, fanning 10 and walking none while allowing two hits. Haley Wood, Shannon Pridgeon, Brittany King, Hal Leigh Keels and Ashley Babcock had two hits each and Kelsey Miles, Christian Laine and Addison Rice each added a hit. Babcock had a triple and three RBIs and Pridgeon drove in two. The Port St. Joe junior varsity lost 14-9. Two days later, the Lady Tiger Sharks traveled to Blountstown where they pounded out a 13-1 victory in ve innings. Brinkmeier pitched two innings and Savannah Miles tossed the nal three. Brinkmeier faced eight, striking out three, walking one and allowing one hit. Miles allowed an unearned run while walking two and allowing one hit and striking out two. Babcock and King had three hits each. Callie Fleshren and Pridgeon with two hits each and Rice, Brinkmeier, Laine and Keels had a hit each. Babcock and Fleshren drove in three, Pridgeon and Brinkmeier had one each. Junior Varsity won 14 to 5. Port St. Joe will play in the Florida Challenge at Frank Brown Park in Bay County, taking on Fort Walton Beach and Milton. Port St. Joe play Yulee and Montverde this weekend. The Lady Tiger Sharks visit Liberty County next Tuesday, Bozeman on Thursday and play Marianna Friday in the rst home game of the season. Football banquet honorsTiger Sharks win weightlifting meet Fish fry for PSJ Junior High baseball Lady Tiger Sharks open with victories COLE CRYDERMAN NATRON LEE DREW LACOUR MARCEL JOHNSON JACOBIE JONES DEWAYNE GRIGGSChipley runs past PSJ in second half of semi nalsBy JASON SHOOT747-5069 | @PCNHJasonShoot jshoot@pcnh.com CHIPLEY Put a hand in their face and Chipley standouts Trent Forrest and Tyrome Sharpe will put the ball on the oor and attack the basket. Sag off defensively and the Tigers electrifying duo will rain down 3-pointers all night. Port St. Joe simply ran out of ways to defend Forrest and Sharpe, and Chipley pulled away in the second half to earn a 66-41 home victory in a Region 2-1A boys basketball semi nal Tuesday night. The Tigers, who are seeking their second state championship in three years, will host West Gadsden a 61-54 winner over Bratt Northview on Tuesday in the regional nals on Friday night at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to the Class 1A state semi nals in Lakeland next week. Forrest red in 31 points to power the Tigers. He scored 11 points from the foul line before he made a bucket from the oor, and he overwhelmed PSJs defense with relentless drives to the basket that resulted either in a layup or a trip to the foul line. I just want to see if I can get to the rack, Forrest said. If I cant, I trust my teammates to knock down the shot. Chipley held a 13-10 lead through the rst eight minutes before Forrest and Sharpe took control in the second quarter. They scored seven points apiece to help the Tigers stretch their lead to 35-27 at halftime. Tigers coach Joel Orlando slowed the pace in the third quarter, and Forrest and Sharpe combined for nine of Chipleys 11 points to extend the margin to 46-33 going into the nal quarter. Chipley unleashed a 17-2 run in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Sharpe nished with 16 points for the Tigers. He is the lone holdout from the Chipley team that won a state title two years ago. I cant really make a comparison, Sharpe said of the two teams. Both teams work hard. Its different teams with different players, but (the effort) is basically the same thing. Justin Campbell added 10 points off the bench for Chipley, taking advantage of gaps in the Tiger Sharks defense as PSJ focused on impeding Forrest and Sharpe. TJ Williams and Jarkeice Davis scored nine and eight points, respectively, for PSJ.

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SmartLensesSMCanproduceclearvisionwithoutglasses, atalldistances BoardCertified andCataractSurgeonBoardCertified andCataractSurgeon 1109456 CouponExpires:2-28-14CODE:SJ00 WINE,CHEESE& GROWNUPSTORIES!STORYTELLING:BOBPATTERSON PATNEASH&ROBYNA.RENNICK GULFFRANKLINCAMPUSOR GULFCOASTSTATECOLLEGE 1800GARRISON,AVENUE PORTST.JOE,FLORIDASTORIES AREN'TJUSTFORKIDS STARTSAT6:00PMEST/FEB.28/ADMISSION$20EACH 2FOR$35/$25ATTHEDOORSTORYTELLINGBASICSWORKSHOPTELLYOURSTORYWELL!GULFFRANKLINCAMPUSOR GULFCOASTSTATECOLLEGE 1800GARRISON,AVENUE PORTST.JOE,FLORIDA10:00AM-MONEST/MAR.1$20EACH/$10FORGCSCSTUDENTS TIM CROFt T | The StarLast Friday it was a tight contest between child and puppy as to who was having the best time. The visit to the Humane Society helps socialize animal and educate child. animals. And instead of parents forking over the dollars for cards and candy for a class of 27-28 children, they purchase some of the essentials that make the Humane Society tick. Last Friday as the buses pulled away for Wewahitchka, the children and their parents had left behind a pile of supplies that will help the Humane Society stretch valuable resources. The kids provide another present: the jubilant smiles, kind hands and loving touch of wonder that arrives with the meeting of small animal and small child. You never know, we might even get an adoption out of this, said Melody Townsend, director of the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. Townsend said the animals, living in constrained circumstances out of most human contact, thrive with the human touch, as evidenced last week by the wagging tales and tongues. This exposes the dogs and puppies to the kids, helps them socialize to humans, Townsend said. And in turn she and her largely volunteer staff have the opportunity to expose the children to the shelter and its operations that exist more than 20 miles away from the childrens school. We get to expose the kids to the animals and educate the kids on the care of pets, Townsend said. Hopefully, we can get some volunteers and we can teach them about what we are doing at the Humane Society. PUPPY from page A1 would be no problem moving the structures through the area of the State 30A work, much of which has been completed. As soon as we get word on the power lines, we are ready to go, Magidson said. Commissioners will have to come back in formal session to award the bids. The local preference issue focuses on Cathey Construction out of Mexico Beach, which submitted the low bid on the moving of the ancillary buildings and was the second-lowest bidder on moving the lighthouse. The application of the citys local preference, equal to 5 percent, would bring Catheys bid close to the low bid from a company out of Jacksonville. City attorney Tom Gibson was to provide an opinion but was absent from Tuesdays meeting.Water issuesWork on the replacement of water lines in the neighborhood of North Port St. Joe will nally break ground next week. The job is carries a 120-day timeline, so the work should be complete by mid-summer, said Clay Smallwood of Preble Rish Engineers. The long-delayed project the section from Avenue D to Avenue A was part of the original phase of replacement will include replacement of water lines simultaneous to installation of new sidewalks along Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Residents should expect some upset in the lines and problems with discolored water as work progresses. Those problems are on the rebound on the south side of town as work along Marvin Avenue is completed and connections brought online to new pipes. Work is also underway to replace pipes along Palm Boulevard. Public Works director John Grantland acknowledged an uptick in problems with discolored water because of the upset in the lines. The problems have been reported from the city proper to St. Joe Beach. We ask people to please be patient, Grantland said. We are ushing, and improvement is coming. City manager Jim Anderson said some households currently experiencing problems would see dramatic improvement as the Marvin Avenue section comes online. As for the long-delayed report of a water study undertaken by CDM, designer of the citys water plant, and Virginia Tech University, could be ready in a two weeks, Smallwood said, necessitating the workshop to discuss the ndings and suggestions. Commissioner William Thursbay expressed frustration with numerous delays in receiving the report and said the city needed answers as the water is terrible. LIGHTHOUSE from page A1 FF ILE PHOt T OPort St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson said all systems are go on the relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse.

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www.starfl.com BPage 1Section www.starfl.com COMMUNITYThursday, February 20, 2014Trivia 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 Star. 1) On being the largest carved one in the world, what main color is the Millennium Sapphire? Blue, Pink, Black, Yellow 2) The busiest international telephone route is between the U.S. and what country? Canada, Mexico, India, U.K. 3) Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin died after being stung by what sea creature? Barracuda, Stingray, Tunicate, Oar sh 4) As created in 1866 whats the oldest brand of ginger ale still being sold? Canada Dry, Blenheim, Vernors, Schweppes 5) Which regions airport has the worlds largest terminal building? London, Chicago, Sydney, Hong Kong 6) Bill Klem and Bruce Froemming were the rst two umpires in MLB history to work how many games? 2,000; 3,000; 5,000; 7,000 7) In TVs Everybody Loves Raymond what was Rays last name? Martin, Simon, Calvo, Barone 8) Rip Van Winkle sleeps for 20 years in what authors story? Longfellow, Irving, Poe, Thoreau 9) Statistically whats the worst state for auto-deer collisions? S. Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Pennsylvania 10) Which of these means a long word? Sesquipedalian, Ratite, Concordant, Annatto 11) Whats the most losses in a season in which a MLB pitcher won the Cy Young Award (Gaylord Perry)? 7, 9, 13, 16 12) Which state eats twice as much ice cream per capita than the rest of the nation? Alaska, Florida, Arizona, New Jersey 13) What was the rst Western TV series to be televised in color? Ri eman, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Laredo 14) Actress Teri Hatcher was at one time a cheerleader for which NFL team? Falcons, Broncos, 49ers, Seahawks ANSWERS 1) Blue. 2) Canada. 3) Stingray. 4) Vernors. 5) Hong Kong. 6) 5,000. 7) Barone. 8) Irving. 9) Pennsylvania. 10) Sesquipedalian. 11) 16. 12) Alaska. 13) Bonanza. 14) 49ers. Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com Tall tales will be told in Port St. Joe. The third annual Shells and Tales storytelling event will be held over the next two weekends, bringing locals and professionals together for the best stories this side of the Gulf of Mexico. The Liars Challenge will mark the start of the festivities from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Thirsty Goat inside the Port Inn. This years theme will be Fish Tale and participants should bring their best sh stories to share with the crowd. While they dont have to be true, the tales should be tall. Cash prizes will be given away to rst through third place winners and the event is open to the public. The following weekend at 6 p.m. ET on Feb. 28, the wine and cheese and Grownup Stories event will be held at Gulf Coast State College Gulf/Franklin campus and will showcase professional storytellers Bob Patterson from St. Augustine, Pat Nease from Panama City and Robyn Rennick from Tallahassee in a fun, relaxed environment. Bob Patterson is a professional singer, songwriter and storyteller with over 50 years of experience performing at clubs, festivals, and on nationally syndicated radio and TV programs. It will be Pattersons rst time showcasing at the Shells and Tales event. Storytelling events are going through a cultural rebirth, said Patterson. Theyre an alternative to television and have a high entertainment value. Patterson, who learned from folk greats like Gamble Rogers and Pete Seeger, described his stories as environmentally oriented and said his stories are often a love letter to Florida itself. Im creating stories to help people reconnect with Florida, and hopefully treat it more kindly, said Patterson. As a singer-songwriter, I told stories as introductions to my songs, but I quickly realized that the stories could stand by themselves. Also appearing at the wine and cheese event will be Chasity Finch, winner of the fourth-grade storytelling competition at Port St. Joe Elementary school. Finch will perform her winning original story that won over judges from the Lions Club and the Coastal Community Association. Light appetizers and wine will be provided and tickets are $20 in advance, $35 for couples and $25 Shells and Tales begins Friday with Liars ChallengeSounds kind of shy See SHELLS AND TALES B5 By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com The Junior Service League Mardi Gras Gala is coming back better than ever. After a two-year hiatus, this years gala will be held from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. The charity event, which will raise funds for other JSL projects that include the Christmas clothing drive, Easter egg hunt, and mentoring programs, will boast live entertainment, live music and a silent auction. The Junior Service League is stronger than ever, said event coordinator and president of the Mexico Beach Community Development Council Kimberly Shoaf. We have more members involved than ever before. Game tables will offer blackjack and roulette and a $5 donation will get players a stack of fun money to use at the tables. Silent auction items will include ne jewelry, charter shing trips, gift certi cate trees featuring certi cates from multiple area restaurants and much more. Live music will be provided by Konkrete Soul and food, which is included in the ticket price, will be provided by the JSL. The bulk of what well serve came right out of the JSL cookbook, said Shoaf. If you like the food, the cookbook is available for Junior Service League Mardi Gras gala returnsSee MARDI GRAS B5Star Staff ReportA six-week session of Clay After School art classes will be offered this semester for children ages 8 and up at The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Avenue. Classes will be offered on Thursday afternoons, from 3:30 until 5 p.m. The session begins Feb. 27, and runs for six weeks, with a break during the week of Port St. Joe public schools spring break. Children may be dropped off up to 15 minutes early to enjoy social time and a snack before class begins. The cost for the classes is $90 for the six-week session. Each session will be different, with different projects, and all materials and ring are included. A 10 percent family discount for members of the same household is available. Additionally, a limited number of full and partial scholarships are available, due to the generous contributions of local arts enthusiasts and Taste of the Coast funds. The instructor for the class is Leslie Wentzell, an accomplished Port St. Joe artist who works primarily in clay, and is the owner of The Artery Studio. There are many in this community that echo my belief that the arts has much to offer young people. Developing coordination, concentration, and self-esteem are just a few of the bene ts, said. This community has responded generously to help offer this activity to kids who might not be able to afford the tuition. There are no complicated or intrusive forms just an interested and eager child and the expressed need. The students will learn many different kinds of techniques in the classes, such as the pinch method, coiling, slab work. Both sculptural and functional pottery will be explored. While no prior clay experience is necessary. More challenging work will be offered to children with previous experience. Wentzell enjoys sharing her love of art with young people, and has previously taught clay and/or art classes for the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts (GALA), the Summer Youth Leadership Program operated by CareerSource Gulf Coast, as well as at the Visual Arts Center in Panama City. She has been an Artist-InResidence at Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School and at Franklin County Elementary School through a program offered by Very Special ArtsFlorida (VSAFlorida). While teaching technique is very important with clay, I try to incorporate broader art concepts into all of my teaching. Registration for the classes may be done at The Artery, which is open Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and Saturdays, or on its website (www. ArteryStudio.com). More information is available by calling The Artery at 227-5741. After-School art classes begin Feb. 27 By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com In the shadow of the El Governor Motel in Mexico Beach, something was stirring on Saturday. As it turned out, that stirring was the stomachs of hungry residents, visitors and tourists waiting to dig in at the 16th annual Gumbo Cook-off. It was my rst year attending the event, and I arrived early to Sunset Park. To my surprise, the line to get tickets rivaled some of Hollywoods hottest nightclubs. Luckily for those who were queued, drinks were already being served and the waiting game quickly turned into the hows it going game as people jovially made new friends in line or reconnected with old ones.PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The StarChefs made last minute adjustments as the starting time drew near.See GUMBO B5We came, we saw, we gumbod By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com In the shadow of the El Governor Motel in Mexico Beach, something was stirring on As it turned out, that stirring was the stomachs of hungry residents, visitors and tourists waiting to dig in at the 16th annual It was my rst year my surprise, the line to get tickets rivaled some of Hollywoods hottest nightclubs. Luckily for those who were queued, drinks were already being served and the waiting game quickly turned into the hows it going game as people jovially made new friends in line or reconnected with old ones. GUMBO B5 we gumbod Mardi Gras decorations and entertainment brought the New Orleans air to Mexico Beach.

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B2 | The Star Thursday, February 20, 2014 Ourlocalrealestateexpertshaveidentiedwhattheyfeelarethebestvaluesaroundandareoering themtoyouinRealEstatePicks!(Inthissection),DiscoverthebestrealestatevaluesinMexicoBeach,Port St.Joe,Apalachicola,CapeSanBlas,St.GeorgeIsland,Carrabelleandsurroundingareas. RealEstatePicks BestValuesontheForgottenCoast SOLD 850-227-8890/850-227-7770 www.coastalrealtyinfo.com Thereisplentyofroomwith4bedrooms,4.5baths and3deckstoenjoytheviewthegorgeoussunsets. Over2,000sqft.oflivingspacewithprivateelevator accesstoeachlevel.TileFloorsandcrownmolding inkitchen,diningandlivingareas.540sqft.ofdecks. Beautifullyfurnishedandreadyforyou. Justinisa17lb10moTerrier/Mix.Hewalks verywellonaleashandwillsitwithsome coaxing.Justinadorestheattentionofkids andadults.Hegetsalongwellwithother dogshissizeandlovestoplaywiththem. Justinwouldmakeagreatfamilypetbecause heloveseveryone.Evenkitties. Ifyouareunabletoadoptatthistime, perhapsyoucouldfosterormakeaDonation. AllpetsadoptedfromSJBHSwillbecurrenton vaccinationsandspayed/neutered.Pleasedo nothesitatetoemailtownsend.hsdirector@ gmail.comoradoptbaystjoe@gmail.comorcalltheSt.JosephBay HumaneSocietyat850-227-1103andaskforMelodyorDebbie!Online applicationsandpetphotosareavailableatwww.sjbhumanesociety.org Adoptionfeesincludeourcostofspay/neuterandcurrentvaccinations.OurhoursfortheshelterareTuesday-Saturdayfrom10am-4pm!Faith'sThriftHutis alwaysinneedofdonationsalso,andalltheproceedsgodirectlytosupporttheanimals inourcare!ThehoursforthestoreareThursday-Saturdayfrom10am-3pm.Volunteers arealwayswelcomeatbothourstoreandourshelter!Ourstoreandshelterlocationis 1007TenthStreetinPortSt.Joe!Hopetoseeyoualltheresoon!!Ifyouaremissingapetorwanttoadoptanewpet,pleasecheckwithyourlocalHumaneSocietyor Shelter.FollowusonFacebook:St.JosephBayHumaneSocietywww.sjbhumanesociety.org SeeYourBusinessNameandInfoHereforONLY$15perweek $60permonthMarciaKnapke227-7847CallToday SocietyAll plants must have food for growth. Once plants use up the food stored in the seed, they must obtain sufcient amounts from the soil or other medium in which they are growing. Generally, plant food is in the form of commercial fertilizer or manures. The fertilizer recommended for most garden soils is called a mixed fertilizer. Both dry and liquid forms are effective. If must be placed in the soil where plant roots can reach it. Spraying fertilizer on the leaves is not suggested except for correcting micronutrient deciencies. Floridas sandy soils are notoriously infertile. This is a major problem for commercial farmers and backyard gardeners alike. You can improve the fertility of your garden soil with animal manures and other kinds of organic matter. But, in most situations, you also need to add a commercial fertilizer. Plants need a variety of nutrients. But the major elements you must supply are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. These chemicals are always listed in that order on the fertilizer tag. The tag also shows the quantity of each major element in the mix. For example, a 100 pound bag of 8-8-8 fertilizer contains 8 pounds of a nitrogen compound, 8 pounds of phosphorus, in the form of phosphoric acid, and 8 pounds of a potassium compound, call potash. The type and amount of fertilizer you need will depend largely on the kind of soil in your garden. Your objective is to add only those nutrients that your soil doesnt already contain in adequate amounts. You should remember that too much fertilizer can be as bad as too little. Of course, if you apply too little, your garden will be unproductive. But, if you add too much, youll waste money, and you may even injure your crops. In general an 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 fertilizer is best for sandy soils. For sandy soils, and other soils with low nitrogen content youll need from 2 to 5 pounds of a common balanced analysis fertilizer for every 100 square feet of garden. On organic soils, youll need one or two pounds per 100 square feet. If the soil in your garden isnt typical of either of these common types, you should have your soil analyzed to determine the best kind of fertilizer for your particular needs. You should divide the amount of fertilizer called for into two or three applications. About half should be broadcast over the entire garden a week or two before planting. One fourth of the total amount needed should be applied in shallow furrows on both sides of the seed rows at planting time. This procedure is called banding. The furrows should be about six inches apart, and only two or three inches deep. Spread the fertilizer evenly in the furrows, and then ll them with soil. About three weeks after the crops comes up, side dress with the last one fourth of the total amount of 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 needed per 50 linear feet of row the rest should be applied in two side dressings; three weeks apart after the crops are planted from seeds are transplants. The two side dressings should be placed in a bed in small furrows about 3 inches from the plants to prevent burning. Analysis, amount, timing, and application method are all key factors in proper vegetable garden fertilization. If in doubt about any of these, check with your garden center or County Extension ofce. For more information on garden fertilization contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit our website at gulf.ifas.u. edu or edis.ifas.u.edu and see Publication SP 103 and HS 505. ROY LEE CArR TErRCounty extension directorStar Staff ReportThere will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116, 4 p.m. ET Feb. 27. The meeting is at VFW Post 10069, Trout Avenue, Highland View. This will be a general business meeting. All members are urged to attend this important meeting. Eligibility for membership and benets can be found on the American Legion website, www.legion.org. We invite all eligible veterans to join our organization. For God and Country. Star Staff ReportThe St. Joseph Chapter of DAR will meet at noon ET Feb. 26 in the Sunset Coastal Grill. The program headed by Maizie Stone is on American History and Education, which consists of an essay contest with local high school winners presenting their essays. Call Regent Sherrill Russ at 229-8574 if you would like to attend. JOHN MIICK | Special to The Star The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society would like to thank the American Legion Post 116 for its donation of $1,535. American Legion member Kenny Wood is presenting the check to Melody Townsend of the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and Judy Miick from the DAWGS in Prison program.Special to The StarThe members of the Port St Joe Rotary Club had a great presentation from Rachel Crews and her grandson, Devon, last Thursday. She discussed the Celebrating Black History Program at the PSJ High School at 12:30 p.m. ET Feb. 27 in the gym. Our club has chosen to attend the program instead of a regular meeting. Our speaker this coming week will be Leonard Costin, and he will speak about the Port of Port St. Joe and all of the news regarding the Port. If you would like to hear more about this topic, call and reserve a space for lunch. The PSJ Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursday at Sunset Coastal Grill. If you are interested in more information regarding service projects or membership, contact Patti Blaylock at 227-7900 or Father Tommy Dwyer at 227-1845. Special to The StarThe GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club Inc. will be selling pulled-pork sandwich plates 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT Feb. 28. The plates will consist of a pulled-pork sandwich, cole slaw, baked beans and pound cake. The price for each plate is $7. You can pick up your order at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church Fellowship Hall, and we have a limited delivery area available. Call either Carolyn Watson at 340-1984, Patty Fisher at 832-9436 or Dianne Semmes at 227-6425 to place your order. The money raised at this fundraiser will help nance four scholarships for graduating seniors at Wewahitchka High School. We would appreciate your help with this worthy cause, and you will get a great lunch for only $7. DAR meetingAAmerican L Legion regular meetingWheeling around with RotaryGFWC Wewa Womans Club Inc. fundraiser Garden Fertilization AmAMErRICAN LLEGION DONATES TO HHUmMANE SSOCIETY

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The Star| B3Thursday, February 20, 2014Special to The StarFinancial Air News: There will be an important workshop on FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on Feb. 22 in Computer Lab 103 presented by our Guidance Department. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The information presented is essential for applying for nancial aid for postsecondary education. Black History Month: Port St Joe Junior-Senior High School will hold a Cultural Enrichment Program celebrating Black History 12:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 27 in the school gymnasium. All are invited to attend this important event. Spring Break: The Spring Holiday for all Gulf County Schools will commence on March 14 with a halfday session and continue through March 21. Classes will resume on March 24. Prom Permission Slips: A permission slip is required for prom guests who do not attend our school. Prom is scheduled for April 26. Guests must be in at least the ninth grade and under the age of 21. Forms can be picked up from Deputy Strickland and are due back to him no later than April 11. FCAT Testing: FCAT Writing is scheduled for eighth and 10th graders on Feb. 25. Please ensure your student gets a good nights sleep and is on-time for the test. The rest of the FCAT and End of Course Testing begins April 8 and continues through to the middle of May. YourStyleourStoreSuitZoneFine,FineMensClothingSuitsManyColors,sizes227NTyndallPkwy36to48regular andlong$69.99StaceyAdams LeisureSuits$49.99StaceyAdams Socks$4.99StaceyAdams Shoes$49.99Godfatherhats$25.99 Wideselectionofdressshoes andboots-pricedtosell 2088543Admission=FREEParking=FREE. CoinDealersfromalloverthesoutheastwillbe setup.Buy-Sell-Trade,Coins,PaperMoney, Tokens,Medals.Numismaticliteratureavailable whilesupplieslast.DontMissTheFun! Foradditionalinfo: Dave(850)936-4892orBill(850)865-0529.CoinShowsponsoredby Ft.WaltonBeach CoinClub.Saturday,September29, 10am-5pmand Sunday,September30, 10am-4pm.IntheAtriumofWestwoodRetirementResort, 1001MarWaltDrive, FWB,FL(acrossfromFWBMedicalCenter). FREECointoallAttendeessigningin @WelcomeTable. Saturday,February22, 10am5pmand Sunday,February23, 10am4pm. IntheAtriumofWestwoodRetirementResort, 1001MarWaltDrive,FWB,FL (acrossfromFWBMedicalCenter). FREECointoallAttendeessigningin @WelcomeTable. Admission=FREEParking=FREE OvertwentyCoinDealers. Buy(Gold+Silver)-Sell-Trade,Coins,PaperMoney, Tokens,Medals. Foradditionalinfo: Dave(850)932-0933orBill(850)865-0529 2100272 CoinShowsponsoredby Ft.WaltonBeach CoinClub. *BOARDCERTIFIEDCIVILTRIALLAWYER, OFCOUNSEL Special to The StarIn recognition of (Cultural Enrichment) Black History Month, the annual Black History Program hosted by Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET Feb. 27 in the Marion Craig Coliseum (Gym). The keynote speaker is Rep. Mike Hill of the Florida State Legislature. Mike Hill was a captain in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years. Mike was served a variety of boards in the community, including United Cerebral Palsy, YMCA and Children in Crises. In addition to the speaker, this years program will feature a melody of Negro spirituals. You are cordially invited to join us for the momentous occasion, so please note your calendar to attend. For more information, contact Rachel Smith-Crews at Port St. Joe Junior /Senior High School at 229-8251 ext. 136.Sp P Ec C Ia A L tT O Th H E Sta TA RFront row: Emily Sudduth, Carson Hendricks, Nathan Duong, Elijah Alpaugh. Back row: Shakeria Yates, Sarah Fidler, Jytrel Riley, Ava RyanSpecial to The StarOn Friday, Feb. 28, Faith Christian School will celebrate its 15th annual Italian Dinner and Auction. This is an enjoyable event and a great time to see old friends, bid on valuable merchandise and have an amazing meal. At the cost of only $6 per plate the dinner includes lasagna or spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and tea. The preview party begins at 5:30 p.m. ET and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Take-out orders can be picked up in the Marvin Wing beginning at 5:30 p.m. Look for a FCS student to get your ticket, or purchase them at the door. Local businesses are generously supporting this endeavor. Some items up for auction include: specialty cakes, antiques, unique items from local artists, beach vacation rentals, and gift certicates. Dont miss out on a great night of food, fun, and fellowship. The Lions Tale Special to The StarByron and Kerri Barlow would like to express their appreciation to all those who participated in the Bigger than Cancer fundraiser for the Ryan Teall Memorial Scholarship. The two-day event was a huge success, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone again next year. We would like to thank all who participated in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament, 3point shoot-out, poker tournament, bunko and the 5K run/walk. We also would like to extend our gratitude to the individuals, organizations and businesses for offering their time and donations: Adele Paul, Allyson Howell, Debbie Setterich, Jay Bidwell, Joe and Sherry Bush, Lance Grifn, Terri Knowles, Laurel Riley, Mike and Lana Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hall, Jeremy Morrill, Vickie Nowell, Taylor Smith, Tracy and Sara Malcolm, Wewahitchka High School, WHS Basketball, WHS Cheerleaders, WHS NHS, WHS SGA, WHS Wrestling, Chick-l-A, Keeles Fishing Shack, Michelle Baileys 31 Gifts, Peaks Unlimited, Peral Hunters Celebrating Homes, Polished Nail Salon, Richs IGA, Subway and Sunglass World. By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com Patriotism was the theme last week at the John C. Gainous Post #10069 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Port St. Joe Elementary sixth-grader MaLena Ramsey and Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School senior Cailyn LaPlante were honored for winning the Patriots Pen essay contest. Both students wrote essays before Veterans Day based on the prompt what patriotism means to me. Ramseys submission, Why Americas Future is Bright, won her $500 from the VFW and placed second in District 17, winning her an additional $75 prize. Ramsey said that she was surprised when she heard that her essay had won, but she was very proud. Sixth-grade teacher Joni White received the prompt and approached several students in her class about contributing. Ramsey was the only volunteer, and White submitted her essay for consideration in the contest. LaPlantes essay, The Voice of Democracy, won her $500 and also placed second in the district competition, awarding her an additional $75. It was a subject that was close to me, because my dad is a veteran, LaPlante said. Port St. Joe is a very veteran-friendly community. LaPlante said she was surprised by her win because many essays were submitted by her peers but was honored that her words were recognized by VFW members. Additionally, both students received ribbons, notebooks and T-shirts from Ladies Auxiliary President Ginny Seefeldt. This is quite an honor for a couple of ladies, Post Commander Rodney Herring said. The families of both students attended the event, and Ramsey and LaPlante led the post in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. After receiving their awards, each student read their essays aloud and received standing ovations from the audience. School News WEs S LL Och CH ER | The StarSixth-grader at Port St. Joe Elementary school MaLena Ramsey was awarded $500 for her rst-place essay in the Patriots Pen contest. Senior Cailyn LaPlante won $500 in the high school division for her essay, The Voice of Democracy.VFW honors PSJ students MIKE HIILL Black History program at PSJHS DaAZZLInNG DOLphPHInsNSThank you for fundraising effort RR Yan AN TEaALL

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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) 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 1602Hwy98,MexicoBeach,FL(850)648.1151www.livingwateratthebeach.comWEEKLYSCHEDULESUNDAY -8:00AM-WorshipatSunsetPark (onthesand) 10:00AM-BibleStudyat1602Highway98 MONDAY -7:00PM-LifetreeCaf. JointheConversation WEDNESDAY -10:00AM-2:00PM-OpenHouse Coee&ConversationTHURSDAY 6:30PMMixedBibleStudyTocontactworshipleader:(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. www.fbcpsj.org www.fbcpsj.org BruceHodge, Pastor A Time To Be Born: Nov. 29, 1936, in Crestview, Fla., Fred and Elouise Russ, parents A Time To Learn: Homerville High School, Clinch Co., Ga. A Time To Work: Moved to Port St. Joe and worked for the City of Port St. Joe in 1965, and St. Joe Paper Co. 1969-1998. A Time To Marry: Joined through marriage to Beanie Byrd In 1971, and was blessed with two sons, David and Benjamin. A Time to Cherish: Frank leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Beanie B. Russ; three sons: Barak, David, and Benjamin; one daughter LaSheryl Bailey of Panama City, Fla.; two sisters: Petrolia Lewis of Fargo, Ga., and Erma Hughes (Milton) of Jacksonville, Fla.; brothers-in-law: John Byrd (Carolyn), David Byrd (Doris) of Hartford, Conn., Ben Morning (Doris); sisters-inlaw: Sherry Webb and Judy Byrd Wilson all of Panama City, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A celebration of his life was held at Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, with interment following in Forest Hill Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home. Mr. Willie Frank RussA memorial service for Richard K. Maupin or Port St. Joe will be held at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069 in Highland View. Richard is survived by his wife, Sondra T. Maupin; sons, Dennis of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dale and family of Alabama, David and family of Tennessee; and daughter, Deana, and family of North Carolina. He is also survived by a very special family, Ashley Smith of Mexico Beach; and Jay, Jennifer, Madelyn, Mackenzie and Emma Wheeler of Chesapeake, Va. On behalf of my husband and myself, I extend my deepest gratitude to those who provided awesome care with compassion and patience: Dr. Minga, Ms. Pat and the nurses at Davita Dialysis on the Sacred Heart Campus in PSJ; the staff at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf and Covenant Hospice inpatient wing in Bay Medical/Sacred Heart. The Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf staff working Dec. 20-23 were angels surrounding Richard (and me) with care above and beyond the call of duty. The singing nurse, the wheelchair tour, the social worker, the environmental staff, the cafeteria staff, security, ER, Dr. Brown, Dr. Woolery, x-ray dept., Chaplain Bob all did everything within their power to provide the utmost comfort and support in Richards last days. Those who were not directly involved with the medical part of his care took time to comfort me with hugs, words of encouragement and offering whatever I needed. Take comfort, as I do, in knowing his last words in your facility were, Im going home with Jesus. I would say to Gulf County and the surrounding area, God blessed us with Sacred Heart and all the supporting medical care they have brought to our area. It is our duty to support them in every way we can. Respectfully, Sondra T. MaupinRichard K. MaupinJuly 23, 1943 Dec. 25, 2013Betty Fensom, 98 years of age, of Port St. Joe, died on Feb. 15. Betty was born in Littleton, Colo., Sept. 22, 1915, to James and Elizabeth Stuart Ball. Her brothers James Stuart Ball, Warner Stuart Ball and grandson, Paul Fensom, predeceased her. She graduated from Natrona County High School, Casper, Wyo., and received a bachelor of arts degree from Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va., in 1937. On June 8, 1940, she married Paul Fensom of Richmond, Va., and moved to Port St. Joe. Her husband died July 16, 1973. Survivors include children, Judy (Brian) Sanders, Chesley (Darlene) Fensom and James (Jan) Fensom; grandchildren, Tristan (Silvia) Sanders, Carter (Monika) Sanders, Helen (Brian) Holmes, Stacy (David) Bryan, Meredith Fensom and Stuart Fensom; greatgrandchildren, Tristan Sanders, Jr., Sophia Sanders, Colton Holmes, and Sarah Elizabeth Bryan. She was devoted to her family and her church, active in the community and enjoyed her friends, travel and history. Betty was interested in American history and was a founding member of the local chapter of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, founding member of the St. Joseph Bay Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, founding member of the St. Joseph Historical Society, and was a direct, tenth generation descendant of William Ball, an Englishman who immigrated to the Virginia colony in 1650. Throughout her life she was an excellent bridge player, enjoyed swimming in the Gulf and loved the beach. Services were held at St. James Episcopal Church in Port St. Joe, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, with the Rev. Thomas Patrick Dwyer of ciating. Interment followed in Holly Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tristan Sanders, Stuart Fensom, Tristan Sanders, Jr., David Bryan, Jim Corry, George Duren, Clay Lewis and John Miller. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 800 22nd St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, where Betty was a member for over 73 years, or a charity of your choice. The family thanks the staff of Our Home at Beacon Hill for their loving, excellent care of Betty.Elizabeth Ball Fensom1915-2014Pastors Anniversary at Zion FairThe members of Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating its pastors second anniversary at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday. Guest speaker for the evening is the Rev. O.H. Walker. Please come and join us for this joyous occasion. Choir Anniversary at Victory TempleThe Senior Choir at Victory Temple First Holiness Church will celebrate Choir Anniversary at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. Everybody is invited to attend.Special to The StarGod and homosexuality will be explored at 7 p.m. CT Monday, Feb. 24 at Lifetree Caf. The program, titled God and Gays: An Hour of Civil Conversation features the lmed stories of Jeff Chu, author of Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christians Pilgrimage in Search of God in America, and Christopher Yuan, author of Out of a Far Country. Yuan, now HIV-Positive and a professor at Moody Bible Institute, shares his story of nding a Christian faith and wrestling with his sexuality as a gay man. Chu, after crisscrossing America speaking with a wide range of Christian groups, said, Id be lying if I said faith was easy for me now. There are days I believe Jesus loves me, and every single part of me. And there are days when I doubt that. Participants in the Lifetree program will have the opportunity to discuss issues relating to homosexuality and faith in a safe, caring environment. Admission to the 60-minute 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. Questions about Lifetree can be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. Obituaries Faith BRIEFSThursday, February 20, 2014God and gays considered at Lifetree Caf

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, February 20, 2014 1120327 FloridaSmallBusiness DevelopmentCenterLearnhowour300plusyearsofindustry experiencecanbenetyourbusiness.OFFERINGCONFIDENTIAL,NOCOSTCONSULTINGVisitnorthoridabiz.com orcall850.747.3204 at the door. The annual storytelling basics workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until noon ET on Saturday, March 1 at GCSC. The two-hour workshop will pair attendees with professional storytellers to learn how to take everyday stories to the next level. The workshop will be split into two parts: the rst, hosted by Rennick, will focus on telling historical and biblical stories. The second part, Finding Your Own Story, will be hosted by Nease. Neases workshop will show attendees how to spin their own tales, using games, memories and experiences to nd great material. I explain what I do, how I do it, and the art behind it, and then I show attendees how they can do the same thing, said Nease. The workshop is geared toward teachers, preachers, politicians, business leaders, family historians and other public speakers. Nease said that the workshop will benet anyone who wants to artfully share a story whether for fun or as part of their profession and has had everyone from attorneys to car salesman attend her workshops and take something useful from it. Nease said, Theres such a range of people and professions who employ storytelling skills, even if they may not realize it. Nease will play emcee for the Liars Challenge and said she was excited by the interest in the event. She regularly travels throughout Florida and nearby states, but said she was glad that storytelling events were nding their way closer to home. Im delighted to have these events going on in the panhandle, she said. Were building a storytelling base here and theyre fun, wonderful festivals. I love what Im doing and I want people to nd the same joy I do. The cost for the workshop is $20 per ticket or $10 for current GCSC students. Tickets for the workshop and wine and cheese events can be purchased at the No Name Caf, the Gulf Coast State College Administration Building or by calling 229-7799. WES LOCHER | The StarThe third annual Shells and Tales event will start on Feb. 21 and continue the following weekend on Feb. 28 and March 1. SHELLS AND TALES from page B1purchase. Shoaf said that the JSL had received a generous donation of 60 pounds of shrimp from Woods Fishery in Port St. Joe. The Centennial Building will be decked out with Mardi Gras dcor and black tie is optional for the event. A cash bar will be provided. The gala is like a prom for adults, said Shoaf. Its something fun that adults can come to with their friends. Tickets for the event are $35 per ticket or $60 per couple and can be purchased in advance from any JSL member. MARDI GRAS from page B1 Special to The StarThe University of Florida/IFAS Extension Service located in Gulf County is pleased to announce a Beekeeping Short Course that will be offered via interactive video in February and March. Classes will be taught by Dr. Jamie Ellis and other state and nationally recognized experts from the University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Bureau of Plant and Apiary Inspection. Classes are three Monday evenings and one Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. CT and 7-9 p.m. ET, and a Saturday morning bee-yard field day. Topics that will be discusses are as follows: Feb. 24: Honey Bee Biology and Anatomy March 3: Varroa Mite Biology and Control March 10: Honey Bees of the World and Beekeeping History March 15: Bee-Yard Field Day A hands on learning opportunity here in Gulf County March 18: Yearly Management of Honey Bee Registration is $25 per person or $40 for a family. Deadline for registration is Feb. 17. For more information contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200. Beekeeping course to be offered in February, March SS PECIAl L TO TT HE SS TARThe Gala will be held on Feb. 22 at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. The normal aroma at Sunset Park of salt air wafting off the Gulf gave way to the smell of simmering sausage, chicken and seafood. I have to assume, and hope, that Heaven smells the same way. When the ticket window opened a ood of hungry people began to purchase tickets by the stful, grabbing and stufng them into their pockets. I havent seen such fervor for something since Hostess announced that they were discontinuing production of the Twinkie in 2012. As the ticket line dwindled down, patrons requeued inside tents where 30 teams had set up Mardi Gras-themed stations. Chefs welcomed the crowd and swiftly served up various size cups ranging from a small taste to healthy, lunch-size portions. While waiting for the event to begin, there was much speculation as to who would take home rst place in the competition. According to one rumor that circulated the crowd, someones brothers sisters uncle who was rst cousins with one of the judges said the Thirsty Goats gumbo was a major contender. I made a mental note to make the Thirsty Goat my rst stop, but by the time I arrived at their station, I realized that everyone else had done the same. Matt Fitzgeralds face was covered in a combination of pride, excitement and fear as his eyes scanned the crowd that clamored for his gumbo. Fitzgerald, the chef at the Port Inn, had made a few changes to his regular recipe adding crabmeat and bay scallops. It was the Thirsty Goats fourth year in the competition and the team had placed every year to date, taking home the gold in 2011 and coming in second each subsequent year. The cook-off is so much fun, Fitzgerald said. Its an awesome event and it helps out the community. A few stations down, I spied team Gumbo Gu-Roux from Charleston, S.C., also involved in what could only be described as a serving frenzy. The team, led by Mike Carroll, was competing for its third year and doled up a traditional recipe that the chef had learned while at culinary school in New Orleans. The atmosphere here is amazing, said Carrolls wife, Donna. Everyone is always in such a good mood. Representing St. Joe Beach, resident Tom Kensky was competing for his fourth year. His approach was be different. Kensky was serving up a chicken and Andouille sausage gumbo with black eyed peas and red beans, but his secret weapon was crawsh touffe consisting of rice and meat drenched in roux. Kensky reported the dish had almost been depleted only an hour into the day. This is so much fun to do, and it supports the community, Kensky said. As the day went on, the crowd started to slow as its gumbo meter went from empty to full. I used the lull as an opportunity to check in with Team Mo Betta, the mother/ daughter team of Carol Beasley and Audrey Switalski. The pair had traveled more than three hours from Steinhatchee in Taylor County after Switalskli discovered the event online just a few weeks before. They quickly registered and booked a room at the El Governor, excited to compete with their family recipe. Its a passed-down recipe, Switalski said. My family loves it and brags about it. We hope that we win and that we can come back next year. As gumbo pots reached empty, the winners were announced. In the category of best restaurant gumbo: rst place The Fish House restaurant, second place The Thirsty Goat and third place Mango Marleys. In the category of best amateur gumbo: rst place Sowega Coonasses, second place Mo Betta and third place Roux Health Check Inc. For best Brunswick stew: rst place Camp Creek Cookers, second place Biker Brew Crew, third place El Go Gumbo. The award for best team spirit went to El Go Gumbo. The prize for best decorated went to The Camp Creek Cookers, and the award for farthest traveled was bestowed upon Gumbo Gu-Roux. We are overwhelmed by the turnout and appreciative of everyone who battled the trafc to come out, said Kimberly Shoaf, president of the Mexico Beach Community Development Council. Its the largest crowd weve ever had to date. Were grateful to all who entered the event, and weve managed to sell out of gumbo every year. The Gumbo Cook-off is a fundraiser for Mexico Beachs annual Best Blast on the Beach Fourth of July reworks display, and based on the sheer amount of attendees and the number of tickets I watched change hands, one thing is for sure: were all in for an amazing reworks show. GUMBO from page B1 PP HOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The StarAbove, Wylie Petty and the staff of the El Governor Motel spared no expense for decorations. Below, the crowd was so thick that it was hard to move or everyone was simply too full to move.

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, February 20, 2014 B6| The Star Thursday, February 20, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS 94040 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 23-2013-CA000084 Division WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MEL OLSON, TERRY OLSON AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in GuIf County, Florida described as: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKED S.J.P.C MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST, 1368.01 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 386 (100.00 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY), THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 860.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST; 768.64 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP NUMBERED 4889; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, 6 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO WETAPPO CREEK; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY A LONG WETAPPO CREEK TO A POINT THAT IS NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, 10 FEET, +-, TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP NUMBERED 4889; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, 746.34 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 1.73 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. AND LOT 3 COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT S.J.P.C. MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST, 1368.01 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 386 (100.00 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY), THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 960.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, 883.40 FEET TO A IRON ROD AND CAP NUMBERED 4889; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, 3 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO WETAPPO CREEK; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG WETAPPO CREEK TO A POINT THAT IS NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, 6 FEET, +, TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP NUMBERED 4889; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, 768.64 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAIN 1.85 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. and commonly known as: 8921 COUNTY ROAD 386, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales held in front lobby of courthouse, on March 20, 2014 at 11 am, ET Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk February 20, 27, 2014 97649 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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. 697 Application No. 2014-07 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03083-220R Description of Property: Lot 4 Palm Breeze Subdivision according to the plat recorded at Plat Book 4 Page 46 Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: James J. & Melissa J. Victory 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 19th day of March, 2014. Dated this 10th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2014 93894S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13-CA-135 GIBBS REALTY CORPORATION, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. SARAH CHAPPELL EDWARDS, if alive, and if dead, unknown unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or against them; RBC CENTURA BANK n/k/a PNC BANK; and SUNSET POINTE AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: SARAH. CHAPPELL EDWARDS, if alive, and if dead, unknown unknown Spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or against them; RBC CENTURA BANK n/k/a PNC BANK; and SUNSET POINTE AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Quiet Title has been filed against you and others, regarding the property described as follows: LOT 13, BLOCK C, SUNSET POINTE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE (S) 4143, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Gulf County Parcel ID No. 06346-925R and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on ANDREW J. POWER, SMITH, THOMPSON, SHAW, MINACCI & COLON, P.A., Plaintiffs attorneys, 3520 Thomasville Road, 4th Floor, Tallahassee, Florida 323093469, no more than thirty (30) days from the first publication date of this notice of action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED this 28th day of January, 2014. BECKY NORRIS Clerk of Courts By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014 93918S IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUITOF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CASE NO. 232012CA000277CALXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONALASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF, v. WILLIAM M. BRYANT, ETAL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 23rd day of January, 2014, and entered in Case No. 232012CA 000277CADCMX, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Courthose, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Front Lobby, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at 11:00 a.m. ETon the 27th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, G ULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG THE WESTERLYBOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 13 FOR A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET TO AROD AND CAPFOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST 326.24 FEET TO AROD AND CAP LYING ON THE WESTERLYRIGHT OF WAYOF J.C. DANIELS ROAD; THENCE R UN ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAYSOUTH 161.36 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST 321.71 FEET TO A ROAD AND CAPLYING ON THE WESTERLYBOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 1 3, THENCE R UN ALONG S AID BOUNDARYLINE NORTH 01 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST 162.55 FEET TO AROD AND CAPFOR THE POINT OF BEGINNINC CONTAINING 1.196 ACRES MORE OR LESS Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Email: ADARequest@jud14.flcourts.o rg, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days: if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Dated this 3rd day of February, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BABaxter Deputy Clerk Connolly, Geaney, Ablitt & Willard, Pc. The Blackstone Building 100 South Dixie Highway, Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Phone: (561)422-4668 Fax: (561)249-0721 C301.1352 February 13, 20, 2014 93982S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13-176CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PLAINTIFF, vs. DOUGLAS BOUCHER, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF ACTION (Constructive Service -Property) TO: DOUGLAS BOUCHER AKA DOUGLAS L. BOUCHER and KATIE BOUCHER AKA KATIE M. BOUCHER LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 178 BOUCHER LANE PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Gulf County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN N 89 29 30 E FOR 524.88 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE S 00 30 46 E FOR 100.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 29 30 E FOR 50.00 FEET; THENCE S 00 30 46 E FOR 110.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 29 30 E FOR 155.00 FEET; THENCE S 00 30 46 E FOR 50.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE S 00 30 46 E FOR 283.67 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE WATERS EDGE OF A BAYOU; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID WATERS EDGE FOR 210.00 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT THAT IS S 89 29 30 W, 162.50 FEET AND S 00 30 46 E, 426.03 FEET FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE LEAVING SAID WATERS EDGE RUN N 00 30 46 W FOR 426.03 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP; THENCE N 89 29 30 E FOR 162.50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND BEING SUBJECT TO A 15.00 FOOT WIDE EASEMENT ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE THEREOF. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 178 Boucher Ln, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney file number: 13-09500 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Pendergast & Morgan, P.A., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 115 Perimeter Center Place, South Terraces Suite 1000, Atlanta, Georgia 30346, within thirty (30) days of the first publication. Please file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Port St. Joe, Florida, on the 4th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk, Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk 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, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800955-8771; Email: ADA Request@jud14.flcourts.or g February 20, 27, 2017 93996S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 14-06 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of BERNARD A. PRIDGEON, III, Also known as B. A. PRIDGEON, III, deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of BERNARD A. PRIDGEON, III, also known as B. A. PRIDGEON, III, deceased, File Number 14-06 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and that personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 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 estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 20, 2014. TRAVIS BRADFORD PRIDGEON 239 Riverside Chase Circle Greer, SC 29650 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE OF BERNARD A. PRIDGEON, III, ALSO KNOWN AS B. A. PRIDGEON, III THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 206 E. 4th Street P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FL BAR NO. 0350583 February 20, 27, 2014 227-7847CALLTODAY! Trades&Services 229-1324 PROFESSIONALFLOORCARE,INC.ResidentialandCommercialCarpetandUpholsteryCleaningServingtheentireGulfCoastarea CeramicTileandGroutCleaning RVs-Cars-Trucks-Vans 24HourEmergencyWaterExtraction J&MSCRAPPINGCARS/TRUCKS MOBILEHOMES CAMPERTRAILERS CENTRAL/WINDOWA/C WASHERS/DRYERS STOVES/REFRIGERATORS FREEZER/MICROWAVES LAWNMOWERS SCRAPMETAL,ETC... Feb. 10-13On Monday, Feb. 10, Deputy B. Smith served a warrant on Tasmin L. Nickson (30). Nickson turned herself into the Gulf County Detention Facility. She was wanted for Violation of Probation Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. On Feb. 10, the GCSO executed an Order of Transport and transported Asia N. Whitley (20) from the Liberty County Jail to court proceedings in Gulf County. She was returned the same day. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce (GCSO) received a 911 call regarding a domestic disturbance in the 2000 block of Trout Avenue in Highland View. Deputy M. Layeld arrested Devan R. Clark (19) for Domestic Battery. Clark was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. On Feb. 11, at 2:06 a.m. Deputy S. Ferrell was on patrol in the area of US Highway 98 and Twine Road. He discovered a vehicle off of the roadway and in the woods. The Florida Highway Patrol responded and investigated the accident. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the GCSO received a complaint of a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Mossie Road in Wewahitchka. After completing the investigation, Deputy C. Bailey charged Richard L. Mullinax (61) with Domestic Battery and obtained a warrant. He was arrested the following day and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. On Thursday, Feb. 13, Deputy J. Brock responded to a 911 call regarding a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Iola Street in Oak Grove. James R. Heath, Jr (46) was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. On Thursday, Feb. 13, The GCSO executed an Order of Transport and transported Corey R. Craig from the Gulf Correctional Institutional (GCI) Annex to the Gulf County Courthouse for his arraignment. After his appearance in court he was returned back to GCI. On Feb. 13, the GCSO received a complaint regarding credit card fraud. Deputy C. Bailey responded to the complaint. The victim discovered numerous transactions on her debit card that was not authorized. It was determined the transactions occurred outside of Gulf County. The GCSO continues to investigate. On Feb. 13, the GCSO received a complaint regarding the theft of jewelry in the 200 block of Willow Street in St. Joe Beach. Through further investigation Investigator L. Dickey developed James A. Turman (19) as the suspect and led criminal charges for Grand Theft and False Representation of Ownership. The property was recovered. Turman is wanted by the GCSO on this case and another warrant for Burglary. If you have any information on Turmans whereabouts please contact the GCSO at 850-227-1115, or call CrimeStoppers at 850-785-TIPS(8477). On Feb. 13, the GCSO responded to the 400 block of Gulf Aire Drive in St. Joe Beach regarding a stolen vehicle. Deputy J. Brock responded to the call. Curtis W. Butrick (51) was identied as the suspect in the theft. During the investigation it was learned the victims debit card was missing and that a domestic battery had occurred. Approximately two hours after the call was received, Sgt. J. Williams and Deputy Brock observed the vehicle traveling on US Highway 98. Butrick was driving the vehicle. He was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery, Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Theft and Failure to Register as a Convicted Felon. Staff ReportsNews Herald Publisher Roger Quinn, a 48-year veteran of the newspaper business, announced Monday he is retiring at the end of the month. But he wont be going far. We love Panama City, Quinn said. We put down roots and were going to stay here. Quinn, who joined The News Herald in August, 2012, shortly after its purchase by Halifax Media Group, plans to focus more time on his civic activities like his work with the Salvation Army, where he serves on the board. Halifax Media Group CEO Michael Redding, who was in Panama City for the announcement Monday, thanked Quinn for his hard work and attitude and said a nationwide search for a new publisher would begin immediately. Roger has a distinguished newspaper career and we are going to miss him, Redding said. He is a great guy, as well as a friend and we all wish him the best. Quinn began his career in 1966 in Gadsden, Ala., beginning a path that would lead him to a position as a New York Times Regional Media Group publisher. There, he oversaw a group of papers in North and South Carolina that included properties in Spartanburg and Hendersonville prior to those newspapers being purchased by Halifax late in 2011. Quinn to retire from Panama City ROGErR QUINN Law Enforcement SUUMMARY

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, February 20, 2014 The Star | B7 94062S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13000064CAAXMX AMERIS BANK, A GEORGIA BANK, f/k/a CENTRAL BANK OF GEORGIA, 97 South Broad Street Butler, GA 31006, Plaintiff, v. THE ESTATE OF JOHN CLAY SIMPSON, DECEASED; and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LEINORS AND TRUSTEES OF WILLIAM A. SIMPSON, DECEASED, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOTS TWO AND FOUR, BLOCK SIXTEEN, BEACON HILL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THE 1983 MOBILE HOME WITH TITLE NUMBERS S/N HMST7309AGA AND S/N HMST309BGA LOCATED THEREON. Commonly known as: 9211 OLIVE AVENUE, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32458. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on March 20, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EST, or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, at the courthouse steps, located at Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: 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 Court Administrators office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Dated: February 12, 2014. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk February 20, 27, 2014 94024S PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a Financial Meeting on 2/28/14 at the Destin Wine Bar, located at 4424 Commons Drive East, Suite E3, Destin, FL. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. CST. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in these meetings is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 429-8905 or alicia.stepheri@hdrinc.co m. Pub: February 20, 2014 94036S REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board, Inc. d/b/a CareerSource Gulf Coast announces the availability of the following Request for Proposals: CareerSource Gulf Coast Job Center Operator, In-School Youth Services for ages14-18, and Welfare Transition Services. All of these programs are funded through federal and state funds; primarily made up of Workforce Investment Act and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families dollars. The purpose of these RFPs is to solicit proposals from an organization or groups of organizations that are interested in becoming service providers for the delivery of workforce services in Bay, Gulf and Franklin Counties. CareerSource Gulf Coast is seeking proposals from organizations capable of providing exceptional service and with the capability to manage complex federal and state programs with multiple funding streams and performance requirements. Proposals are due: April 1, 2014. To obtain an RFP, or for further information, contact: CareerSource Gulf Coast 5230 West US Hwy 98 Panama City, FL 32401 850-913-3285 1-800-311-3685 ext.3285 dwilliams@r4careersourcegc.com Minority Businesses are encouraged to apply. The Workforce Investment Act is an equal Opportunity Employer. Program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. February 20, 2014 94076S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENCH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 232012CA000217CAAXM X CITIMORTGAGE, INC., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J. FINLEY, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 13th, 2014, and entered in Case No. 232012CA 000217CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC., is Plaintiff, and MICHAEL J. FINLEY, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 am ET at GULF County Courthouse, Lobby Floor, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 20th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lots One (1) and Three (3), Block SixtyTwo (62) of Bay Ridge Subdivision to the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to official plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida; LESS AND EXCEPTING, however, four (4) feet from that portion of Lot Three (3) which adjoins Lot Five (5) in said block. ALSO, LESS AND EXCEPT: Parcel 2: A portion of Lots 1 and 3, Block 62, Official Map Number 12, City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Pages 19 and 20, of the Current Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Lot 1, being on the South right of way line of Thirteenth Street; thence along said South right of way line, North 70 Degrees 46 Minutes 00 Seconds East 95.09 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 70 Degrees 46 Minutes 00 Seconds West, 55.00 feet to the Northeast corner of said Lot 1, said point being on the West right of way line of a 20 foot alley; thence along said West right of way line, South 19 Degrees 10 Minutes 53 Seconds East, 90.19 feet to an iron rod; thence leaving said West right of way line, South 70 Degrees 49 Minutes 57 Seconds West, 55.00 feet; thence North 19 Degrees 10 Minutes 53 Seconds West, 90.13 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands containing 0.11 acre, more or less. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Port St Joe, GULF COUNTY, Florida, this 14th day of February, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 File No. 32787 Court Administration P.O. Box 826 Marianna, Florida 32447 Phone: 850-718-0026 Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-9558771 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org February 20, 27, 2014 94090S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NUMBER: 2013-CA-19 STEARNS BANK, N.A., successor to COVENANT BANK & TRUST by asset acquisition from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as receiver for COVENANT BANK & TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. GULF COUNTY INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Florida Limited liability company, WILLIAM D. KISLING, an individual, J. KIRK SATTERFIELD, an individual, PORT ST. JOE COMMERCE CENTER ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation, ALL OTHER PERSONS OF INTEREST and UNKNOWN PERSON IN POSSESSION OF SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in the above noted case that I will sell the following property in Gulf County, Florida, described as: DESCRIPTION OF LOT 13: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER FOR 552.29 FEET TO THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF THE 60-FOOT RIGHT OF WAY (WATER PLANT ROAD) DESCRIBED IN GULF COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 79, PAGE 1123; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE WHICH IS A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 841.28 FEET, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 99.10 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING NORTH 31 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST FOR 99.04 FEET; THENCE NORTH 28 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE FOR 141.79 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. S-382; THENCE NORTH 49 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 397.18 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE IN SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE THAT IS CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1096.27 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVING RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 566.03 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING NORTH 64 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST FOR 559.77 FEET; THENCE NORTH 79 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 380.81 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 79 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 225.71 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 37 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST FOR 465.81 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 62 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST FOR 205.25 FEET; THENCE NORTH 37 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST FOR 530.26 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. DESCRIPTION OF LOT 14: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. THENCE NORTH 89 EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER FOR 552.29 FEET TO THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF THE 60-FOOT RIGHT OF WAY (WATER PLANT ROAD) DESCRIBED IN GULF COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 79, PAGE 1123; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE WHICH IS A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 841.28 FEET, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 99.10 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING NORTH 31 WEST FOR 99.04 FEET; THENCE NORTH 28 WEST ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE FOR 141.79 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. S-382; THENCE NORTH 49 EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 397.18 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE IN SAID RIGHT OF WAY THAT IS CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1096.27 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVING RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 566.03 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING NORTH 64 EAST FOR 559.77 FEET; THENCE NORTH 79 EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 155.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 79 EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 225.80 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 37 EAST FOR 530.26 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 62 WEST FOR 205.34 FEET; THENCE NORTH 37 WEST FOR 594.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. DESCRIPTION OF LOT 15: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER FOR 552.29 FEET TO THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF THE 60-FOOT RIGHT OF WAY (WATER PLANT ROAD) DESCRIBED IN GULF COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 79, PAGE 1123; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE WHICH IS A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 841.28 FEET, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 99.10 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING NORTH 31 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST FOR 99.04 FEET; THENCE NORTH 28 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE FOR 141.79 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. S-382; THENCE NORTH 49 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 397.18 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE IN SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE THAT IS CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1096.27 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVING RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 498.61 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING NORTH 62 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST FOR 494.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE CONTINUE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVING RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 67.43 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING NORTH 77 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 35 SECONDS EAST FOR 67.42 FEET; THENCE NORTH 79 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 155.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 37 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST FOR 594.73 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 62 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST FOR 203.18 FEET; THENCE NORTH 37 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST FOR 656.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Parcel ID No.: 04583165R, 04583-170R and 04583-175R Vacant Land at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in person at Gulf County Courthouse, Front Lobby, 1000 Cecil Costin Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 at 11 a.m. (eastern time) on the 20th of March, 2014. The highest bidder shall immediately post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the final bid. The deposit must be cash or cashiers check payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Final payment must be made on or before 4:00 p.m. of the date of sale by cash or cashiers check. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk Administration Office at Clerk of Court. If hearing impaired call (TDD) (800) 955-8771 or 800 955 877 (V) via Florida Relay Service. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTE THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED T ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS 0 THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated: 14th day of February, 2014. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Andrew W. Rosin, Esq. Law Office of Andrew W. Rosin, P.A. 1966 Hillview Street Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 359-2604 February 20, 27, 2014 94078S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Deseret Cattle & Timber, located at 5831 Highway 22, in the County of Gulf, in the City of Wewahitchka, Florida, 32465 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Salt Lake City, Utah, this 14th day of February, 2014. AgReserves, Inc. February 20, 2014 94080S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Deseret Cattle and Timber located at 5831 Highway 22, in the County of Gulf, in the City of Wewahitchka, Florida, 32465 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Salt Lake City, Utah, this 14th day of February, 2014. AgReserves, Inc. February 20, 2014 94114S PUBLIC NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for the unincorporated areas of Gulf County, Florida, and Case No. 13-045405P. The Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) solicits technical information or comments on proposed flood hazard determinations for the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for your community. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. The FIRM and, if applicable, the FIS report have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to adopt or show evidence of having in effect to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. For more information on the proposed flood hazard determinations and information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, please visit FEMAs website at www.fema. gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). February 20, 27, 2014 94112S PUBLIC NOTICE Datapath Tower LLC proposes to construct a 195-foot (199-foot overall height) monopole telecommunications tower. The tower would not be lit. The tower would be located off Olive Avenue, Port St. Joe, Gulf County, FL 32456 (29 55 16.4 N, 85 22 50.9 W). The FCC Form 854 File Number is A0893455. Interested parties may raise environmental concerns about the proposed structure by filing a Request for Environmental Review (RER) with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC strongly encourages interested parties to file RER online; instructions can be found at www.fcc.gov/asr/en vironmentalrequest. However, if an online request is not possible, interested parties may mail their request to: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. Pub: February 20, 2014 97511S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv. 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. 468 Application No. 2014-03 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 02196-000R Description of Property: Commence at the Southeast Corner of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West and extend a line West along the South boundary of said Section 25 for 912.96 feet to a point of the Westerly right of way line of State Road 71; thence right and run Northerly along the Westerly right of way line of State Road 71 a distance of 1048.40 feet to the Northeast corner of Lot 1 of Block 2 of Hardens addition, Unit No. 1, to the City of Wewahitchka, Florida, according to the official map or plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida; thence continue North along the West right of way line of said State Road 71 a distance of 15 feet for point of beginning; from said point of beginning run thence North along the Western right of way line of said State Road 71 a distance of 125 feet; thence turn left 90 degrees for a distance of 101 feet; thence turn left 90 degrees and run a distance of 125 feet; thence turn left 90 degrees for a distance of 101 feet more or less to point of beginning. This parcel of land lying and being in the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AT OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 89, PAGE 55, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: Evon Hysmith 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 12th day of March, 2014. Dated this 3rd day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 97507S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv. 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. 394 Application No. 2014-05 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 01811-000R Description of Property: Lots 1 and 2, Block 6 of C.L. Morgans Addition to Wewahitchka, Florida, Unit 1, as recorded in Plat Book 2, page 33, public records of Gulf County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 8 FEET OF LOT 2. Name in which assessed: Mary A. Follendore 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 12th day of March, 2014. Dated this 3rd day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 97641S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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. 804 Application No. 2014-11 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03191-255R Description of Property: Lot 11, Mystic Palms Subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 5 Page 8. Name in which assessed: Indian Pass Builders, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of March, 2014. Dated this 10th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2014 97625S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2013-CA-000039 PHH Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, vs. Richard A. Ramsay and Jean L. Ramsay, Husband and Wife; Dunes Club of Cape San Blas Condominium Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated January 23, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 2013-CA-000039 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein PHH Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff and Richard A. Ramsay and Jean Ramsay, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Rebecca L. Norris, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 CECIL G. COSTIN SR. BLVD., PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. ET on February 27, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: UNIT 10, THE DUNES CLUB OF CAPE SAN BLAS, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED AT OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 303, PAGE 283, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 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, call 711. Rebecca L. Norris CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 12-253077 FC01 PHH February 13, 20, 2014 97647S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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. 745 Application No. 2014-08 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03180-430R Description of Property: Commence at the Northeast Corner of fractional Section 19, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 00 degrees 18 35 West along the East Boundary Line of said Section 19 for 1511.45 feet, thence North 89 degrees 41 25 West for 1766.00 feet for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 89 degrees 41 25 West for 100.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 18 35 West for 308.45 feet to a point on the Northerly right of way line of County Road No. 30; thence South 82 degrees 27 33 East along said right of way line for 100.80 feet; thence leaving said right of way line run North 00 degrees 18 35 East for 321.14 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel of land being in fractional Section 19, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, also known as Lot 6 of the unrecorded plat of Treasures Shores, First Addition. Name in which assessed: Indian Pass Builders, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of March, 2014. Dated this 10th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2014 97643S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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. 801 Application No. 2014-10 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03191-230R Description of Property: Lot 6, Mystic Palms Subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 5 page 8. Name in which assessed: Indian Pass Builders, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of March, 2014. Dated this 10th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2014 97645S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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. 799 Application No. 2014-09 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03191-220R Description of Property: Lot 4, Mystic Palms Subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 5 page 8. Name in which assessed: Indian Pass Builders, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of March, 2014. Dated this 10th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2014 97685S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No.: 2014-03PR IN RE: ESTATE OF RUBY LEE HOLLINGSWORTH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Ruby Lee 97651S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PNC, C/O Tampa 1 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. 258 Application No. 2014-06 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 01399-000R Description of Property: Lot 4, Block 3, of Riverside Estates Addition to lola recording to the Official Map or Plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Eleanor Rosemarie Conley 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 19th day of March, 2014. Dated this 10th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2014 Creamers Tree ServiceCall Jason @ (850)832-9343 If you didnt advertise here, youre missing out on potential customers.

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CAN SUBLEASE OFFICE SPACES. 1000.00/MO.WATER INCLUDED. 4516279 DocksideSeafood &RawBar @PSJMarinaNOWHIRING EXPERIENCED:Hostesses Bartenders Servers/BussersAPPLY3:00PM-5:00PMONLYMON.THRUFRI.steamersdocksideseafood@yahoo.com 4516358 4516266Aline's Beauty Salon taking applications for Licensed Cosmetologist and/or Nail Technician. Apply in person at 315 Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe. 850-229-6600. 4516361GARAGE SALEBenetting theGulf Coast Hope Center of Gulf County, Inc.February 20-22, 20149:00am 4:00pm772 W. Hwy 98, Suite AWe welcome your donated items at the oce towards this benet garage sale. Bldg Const/TradesOPS Wildlife TechnicianFL Fish & Wildlife Conservation Com. Tates Hell Wildlife Mgt. Area Franklin County $27,487.20 Annual. Heavy equipment operation, vegetation maintenance, controlled burns, manage public hunts and wildlife surveys. Send electronic resumes to: Billie.Clayton@MyFWC.com For additional information contact: Billie Clayton 850-265-3676 EEO/AA Employer Web ID#: 34280991 Hollingsworth, Deceased, File Number 2014-03PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 13, 2014. Personal Representative: Teresa Burns 1110 Palm Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Petitioner J. Patrick Floyd FL Bar No. 257001 Law Offices J. Patrick Floyd, Chtd. 408 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32546 (850) 227-7413 February 13, 20, 2014 97821S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY Case No. 13-137-CA CAROL M. DOW Plaintiff, vs. ROBIN PERDOMO, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 11, 2014, and entered in Civil Case No. 13-137-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein CAROL M. DOW is the Plaintiff and ROBIN PERDOMO is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., E.T., on the 20th day of March, 2014, the following described property situated in Gulf County, Florida and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of Southwest Quarter of Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and run South 02 East for 1367.31 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 02 East for 706.29 feet; thence South 89 East for 318.41 feet; thence North 02 West for 709.70 feet; thence North 89 West for 317.665 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands having an area of 5.16 acres, more or less, and being subject to a 30 foot wide roadway easement along the Southerly boundary thereof. LESS AND EXCEPT: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of Southwest Quarter of Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence along the West line of said Northeast Quarter, South 02 East for 1367.31 feet to a concrete monument; thence continue along said West line, South 02 East 412.03 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence South 89 East for 180.00 feet; thence South 04 West for 296.12 feet; thence North 89 West for 143.21 feet; thence along the West line of said Northeast Quarter, North 02 West for 296.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands containing 1.10 acres, more or less. TOGETHER WITH 1991 FLEE MOBILE HOME ID # FLFLL70A18789CM. 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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities need special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or Telephone (850)229-6113 prior to such proceedings. Witness my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 13th day of February, 2014. Costin & Costin Charles A. Costin 413 Williams Ave. P.O. Box 98 Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457 850-227-1159 Email: ccostin costinlaw.com February 20, 27, 2014 ADOPTION: Adoring, Financially Secure couple await 1st baby. Allison & Hal 1-800-552-0045 Expenses Pd FLBar42311 Cues Quality Used Furniture and Thrift Store Introducing a new line of mattresses-made in USAby Golden Mattress Company. Twins starting at $69. Fulls starting at $88. Queens starting at $108. 1425 Hwy 71 South Wewa. 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Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR YEAR 76, NUMBER 19 Thursday, FEBRUARY 20, 2014 Shells, Mardi Gras this weekend B1 Yea to SO move; no on elections of ce move By TIM CROFT 227-7287|@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Board of County Commissioners reiterated Tuesday a desire to allow the Gulf County Sheriff’s Of ce to move to a county building on Long Avenue in Port St. Joe. However, commissioners took from the table consideration of having the Supervisor of Elections of ce take over the SO facility. Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison came to the BOCC last week to request more space. Harrison said the building his of ce occupies had run its course, and he badly needed additional space in order to meet security, evidentiary and administrative needs. He suggested an idea that had bounced around for several months – moving to the old Health Department building in the 400 block of Long Avenue. Harrison already has his investigative unit in that building. The main tenant of the building is the Supervisor of Elections, but that of ce inhabits less than half the available square footage. Commissioners agreed Tuesday the building would be ideal for the SO. “I think it would t the sheriff, but it is too large for the Supervisor of Elections,” Commissioner Warren Yeager said. “We have to nd the sheriff some space, and I think that is a good place. I am for moving forward.” But a proposed switch under which the Supervisor of Elections would move to the SO, criticized PSJ mayor: Cape San Blas lighthouse relocation a go By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson’s update on the relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse on Tuesday was succinct. All systems go. Magidson told his fellow commissioners during Tuesday’s regular bi-monthly meeting he expected to call a special meeting within days to award the bids for moving the lighthouse and ancillary buildings. Once a local preference issue was clari ed by legal counsel, Magidson said, the major remaining obstacle would be Duke Energy and the lowering of power lines along the 10-12 miles of roadway the structures would have to be carried to new homes inside a Port St. Joe waterfront park. Magidson said a onepage summary of the project was sent to the of ce of Gov. Rick Scott as part of a lobbying effort to receive an abatement of at least some of the costs of lowering and re-raising power lines. The cost is estimated well into six gures. “We are ready to go but for questions about the power lines and (awarding the bids),” Magidson said. The money was in hand to meet the costs re ected in the bids, Magidson said, and in addressing one potential issue raised by critics of the move, Commissioner Rex Buzzett and Magidson said the roadwork on State 30A would be a bene t, not a hindrance. “That work will actually help us,” Buzzett said. “It is wider, and the culverts will be eliminated by the time we move it.” Magidson said he had spoken to a project coordinator with the Florida Department of Transportation and had been assured there See BOCC A3 See LIGHTHOUSE A8 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m Three years ago, Darlene Ake decided on something different for Valentine’s Day. Instead of swapping cards and candy, Ake wanted her pre-k students at Wewahitchka Elementary School to feel and experience something with a bit more substance. Cards and candy had their place, but Valentine’s Day and the outpouring of love it symbolizes, was about something deeper, Ake gured.. She focused on the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and the animals it sustains and, hopefully, places in new homes. The Humane Society, Ake noticed, was consistently in need to assistance in so many forms. “They really need the help,” Ake said. So, Ake and her students began what has in 2014 become a tradition, traveling on Valentine’s Day to Port St. Joe. Around a pizza picnic at Frank Pate Park, the students visited the Humane Society last Friday to drop off badly needed supplies – including food and toys – and spend some quality time with the animals. “We don’t trade cards,” Ake said. “We give our love to the Judge rules against Port Authority in foreclosure By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m A Circuit Court judge last week granted a motion of foreclosure brought by Capital City Bank against the Port St. Joe Port Authority. Judge John Fishel granted the bank’s request for a nal summary judgment, setting up a process that could see the Port Authority’s 60-plus acre parcel fronting the Intracoastal Canal auctioned on the steps of the county courthouse in the coming months. Capital City Bank was charged with preparing a nal order of foreclosure detailing the Port Authority’s debt. Within 45 days or so, the judge will le a nal order, Port Authority attorney Tom Gibson said. At that time the Port Authority could appeal the ruling. If the Port Authority does not appeal, the property would be auctioned on the courthouse steps, Gibson said. If the sale price exceeded the debt, the Port Authority would owe nothing more. Where any court appeal would be heard is unclear. Gibson said because the central issue in the case is a constitutional question, any appeal could be heard before the Florida Supreme Court rather than the First District Court of Appeals. Gibson said the Port Authority’s Tallahassee-based attorneys handling the foreclosure believe there is a viable appeal based on the judge’s decision, which they assert was in error. What the cost would entail and whether the Port Authority would choose to mount an appeal will likely be decided See FORECLOSURE A2 PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT | The Star The pre-K student in Darlene Ake’s class have made a Valentine’s tradition of visiting the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. The kids bring two badly needed items – supplies and love. Wewa students spread affection at Humane Society See PUPPY A8 Opinion ........................... A4-A5 Letters to the Editor ............. A5 Outdoors ............................... A6 Sports ..................................... A7 School News ........................... B3 Faith ........................................ B4 Obituaries ............................... B4 Classi eds ........................ B6-B8 Puppy love GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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W e invite y ou to suppor t e Campaign for O ur Community ’ s U niv ersity b y helping us build an endo wment for tomorr o w ’ s jobs. O ur goal is to establish a $5 million endo wment for the College of A pplied S tudies b y 2017, which will allo w FSU P anama City to establish student scholarships, implement ne w degr ee pr ograms and pr o vide ne w equipment and technology T o learn ho w y ou can suppor t our community ’ s univ ersity contact M ar y B eth Lo vingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblo vingood@pc.fsu.edu. THE CAMP AIGN FOR OUR COM MUN IT Y ’S UNIVE RSIT Y E ndo wment for T omorr o w ’ s J obs SUP POR T OU R C OM MU NIT Y ’ S UNI VER SIT Y in the next several weeks, Gibson said. The foreclosure lawsuit was the result of the Port Authority’s default on a $7 million line of credit drawn in 2006 and subsequent 2010 loan of approximately $350,000. The current debt has been estimated in recent Port Authority meetings at $4-5 million, though Capi tal City Bank will provide nal gures in its order of foreclosure to the Circuit Court. The primary issue, Fish el noted in his summary judgment order, was the contention by the Port Au thority’s attorneys that the mortgages in question were void because the mortgag ing of public property with out a public referendum was unconstitutional. Fishel concluded a “referendum was not re quired” and noted the Port Authority’s legal stance was contrary to the “rep resentations made by and on behalf of the Port Authority” when the loan transaction took place, as detailed in a resolution passed at the time by the Port Authority. The Port Authority mort gaged public property to borrow money for a public project, noting the Port Au thority’s resolution stated the original note “satised a paramount public pur pose” and therefore was not unconstitutional. “The Port Authority found that for the benet of its citizens, it was nec essary for the continued preservation of the health, welfare, convenience and safety of the Port Authority to acquire, construct and erect the intended project,” Fishel wrote in his order. The parcel in question was upgraded with millions in state and federal dollars, including the clearing of land, installation of an ac cess road, construction of a barge bulkhead and up lands improvements. Fishel also found a voter referendum was not required since the Port Authority can not assess ad valorem taxes, and the debt did not constitute a “general obligation” for any political entity — the state, county or city of Port St. Joe — that would compel taxation to meet the debt. Attorneys for the Port Authority argued though there was no legal obliga tion for the state, county or city, there was “implicit co ercion,” a legal term, that those entities might feel the need to levy taxes to prevent foreclosure. Fishel said the Florida Supreme Court had dis missed a similar argument in a similar case. Johanna White, a cur rent member of the Port Authority and the lone member who served at the time the loan was taken on — and was employed with Capital City Bank at the time — said last week she objected to the argument about coercion. “We all thought that it was a good deal at the time,” White said. Though the barge bulk head would be, as Port Au thority chair Leonard Cos tin said last week, “gravy” for an operational port, it is not central to the cur rent effort to establish a deepwater facility. The dredging of the ship channel and efforts by the St. Joe Company to market the Port of Port St. Joe are tied to the old mill site bulk head and the federally-au thorized shipping channel and turning basin. The Port Authority also has unencumbered pos session of the old Arizona Chemical site, which pro vides a rail link and utility infrastructure. “Our charter is to gener ate jobs,” Costin said. “We are all trying to create jobs and get our port going. “We lost this battle, but we are going to win the war.” FORECLOSURE from page A1 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m In his new role with the engi neering rm working on a dredge permit application for the Port of Port St. Joe, former port director Tommy Pitts said he’s learned about seeing “opportunities” in “challenges.” And the recent work on the dredge permit, Pitts said, is reveal ing “opportunities.” Two of those opportunities in the near term were discussed last week during the regular bi-month ly meeting of the Port St. Joe Port Authority. The rst is the discovery that the volume of material to be dredged from the federally-autho rized shipping channel is greater than initially estimated. The sec ond is the realization that erosion has extended the tip of St. Joseph Peninsula into the boundaries of the shipping channel. Both factors present challenges as the work on the dredge permit progresses with goal of submit ting at least a partial application by March 1. “We are progressing,” Pitts said. “A long list has been accom plished and much of the work that has been done is to determine what is out there. “We have discovered some op portunities to solve some problems and address some issues.” That there is a larger volume of material than anticipated could likely impact the scope due to costs. The amount of material grows exponentially with every foot dredged beyond a minimum of 33 feet, Pitts said, indicating the ulti mate dredge depth could change due to the costs attached to dredg ing and disposing the material. For example, to dredge to 33 feet would produce an estimated two million tons of spoil. That num ber jumps to three million at 34 feet and four million tons at 35 feet, the federally-authorized depth. The costs involved with going to the 35 feet could mean the Port Authority considers dredging to a slightly shallower depth. Pitts said discussions are on going with the St. Joe Company, which has two signed Letters of Intent from energy companies to ship through the Port of Port St. Joe, on what would be a minimum to meet the goals of those LOIs. Billy Perry with Hatch Mott MacDonald said the answer could be down the road. Once the chan nel is dredged even to 33 feet and the port is operational it becomes an authorized project and presents the opportunity to dredge deeper at a later time. “The more depth you have the more vessels you can attract,” Perry said. “But you have look at it from a realistic standpoint of what you can accomplish. “Once it is dredged it becomes a (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) project and as revenue is gener ated there would be an opportunity to get additional depth at a future date.” To counter the erosion of the peninsula tip now in the shipping channel, engineers are proposing an option of creating additional depth outside the shipping chan nel to allow vessels to turn, thus allowing the dredge work to effec tively carve around the tip. “We are not sure that would be acceptable,” Pitts cautioned. “But modication could lead to a U.S. Army Corps process.” And therein lay the signicant hiccup on both issues. A modication to the shipping channel in any form could mean triggering a Corps review and as sessment, which could extend the time of permitting out at least an other year, Pitts said. “We are trying to iron that out; we are not changing the shipping channel itself,” Pitts said. Due to those issues – and others pertaining to disposal sites, which Hatt Mott is working with the St. Joe Company on – ofcials with the Florida Department of Envi ronmental Protection encouraged the submittal of at least a partial dredge permit application by the original deadline of March 1. “That way we can begin to re solve issues while continuing with the other components,” Pitts said, noting that the portion of the ap plication submitted would pertain to the shipping channel and dredg ing, two major components. Perry added, “We have been en couraged to follow that process be cause of the multiple components. The state could act quickly on the dredge component which engages the Corps” which would perform the dredging. Port Authority chair Leonard Costin said while the research on the dredge permit brought some challenges to light, the timeline of a dredge permit this summer and a dredged channel by early 2015 was doable. “I think we can work through all this,” Costin said. “I hope we can.” Perry said the timeline re mained viable. “I think that is achievable,” he said. Dredge study highlighting ‘opportunities’ A modication to the shipping channel in any form could mean triggering a Corps review and assessment, which could extend the time of permitting out at least another year, Pitts said.

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, February 20, 2014 WHA T Y OU MA Y NO T KNOW is 33% of retirees experience a lower standard of living than while they were working*. There’ s no need to panic since we’re here to help put your mind at ease At Capital City Banc Investments we can help analyze your current nancial plan, set a reasonable amount to save toward and make adjustments if your income needs are more than your savings No matter how you want to spend your retirement, we’ll work to help you meet your goals and enjoy the relaxation you deserve Call today or visit us online at www .capitalcitybancinvestments .com. *ING U .S Study: “Retirement Income Redened, ” 2013. INVEST Financial Corporation (INVEST), member FINRA/SIPC is not afliated with Capital City Banc Investments Capital City T rust Company or Capital City Bank. INVEST and its afliated insur ance agencies offer securities advisory services and certain insur ance products which are: NO T FDIC INSURED MA Y LOSE V ALUE NO T BANK GU ARANTEED 02/15 – 114197 Retirement is harder than it looks Ben W elter Financial Advisor Registered Representative INVEST Financial Corp 850.402.7849 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m The city of Port St. Joe will receive state grant funds to complete badlyneeded upgrades to the Chipola Pump Station. The station is critical to the city’s water supply, pumping water from the Chipola River into the fresh water canal that meanders miles down to the city’s sur face water treatment plant. The station is decades old and the city has already replaced one pump and a generator. The Northwest Florida Water Management District announced last week some $10 million in water qual ity grant funding, including nearly $200,000 to allow the city to rehabilitate the sec ond supply pump and add a new diesel generator. “The project will help improve public health and safety by providing a more reliable water supply sys tem,” the NWFWMD re lease stated. City ofcials have been trying to identify funding to complete the upgrades to the Chipola Pump Station for months. The station will become even more critical as the city expands, per the NW FWMD desires, to become more of a regional supplier of water. The city’s plant has a capacity of some 6 million gallons a day, but the reli ability of the pump station is essential. “This is a really good deal for the city,” city man ager Jim Anderson said. The water management district last year earmarked some $10 million for grant funding to water quality projects around the region. Projects eligible for grant funding included tra ditional water supply de velopment projects, as well as alternative water supply projects, such as reuse and conservation projects that result in quantiable water savings. The city, at the urging of Commissioner Rex Buzzett, immediately applied for funding. After careful review and evaluation of the many worthwhile projects sub mitted, the District identi ed 24 projects it was able to fund in this grant cycle.   “Ensuring a clean and reliable supply of water for the people and natural sys tems of this region is one of the District’s top priori ties,” said Governing Board Chairman George Roberts. “The Governing Board is pleased to play a part in helping local communities address their water supply challenges and needs.”  Many of the projects, in cluding the Chipola Pump Station, include replace ments, repairs or upgrades to aging and deteriorat ing water distribution and treatment systems. “Many of these projects are important to our local communities not only in terms of improving water supply, but also to helping protect public health and safety,” said District Gov erning Board Member Bo Spring, a resident of Port St. Joe.  The majority of the proj ects awarded serve nan cially disadvantaged com munities — Gulf County is part of an eight-county region considered by the state to be of critical eco nomic condition — which struggle to fund vital proj ects without infrastructure assistance. “Through  this grant program, the Northwest Florida Water Management District is working to ad dress important and much needed water supply, water quality and public safety needs in Northwest Flor ida and House District 7, said State Representative Halsey Beshears (R-Mon ticello). “This funding will go a long way in providing permanence for long-term needs in our rural counties. We appreciate the District’s favorable consideration of these projects.”    Combined with match funding from the local gov ernments and other grants, the District’s funding is an ticipated to leverage a total of $15.8 million in projects to meet regional water supply challenges.  Grant will assist city with pump improvements in particular by Commission er Tan Smiley last week, was nixed by a 5-0 vote. Supervisor of Elections John Hanlon communicated his willingness to work with the BOCC to identify a new space for his ofce but ex pressed reluctance moving his ofce next to the county jail. Smiley said last week he believed voters could be de terred from voting if they had to go so close to the jail to vote. Hanlon wrote he would like to work with county staff and the sheriff to identify a possible site while remaining in downtown Port St. Joe, a more central location. “I want to take off the ta ble moving the Supervisor of Elections to the sheriff’s of ce,” Yeager said, adding the SO ofce was likely “inade quate” for the Hanlon and his staff in any case. “And it is part of the jail, I think Commissioner Smi ley made a good point last week,” he said. Commissioners voted to allow administrator Don But ler, Hanlon and Harrison to work together to identify a space for the elections ofce and a process for a seamless move. Commissioners also ap proved going out for Request for Proposals to any property owners wishing to enter into a lease/rental agreement to provide the county building space in downtown Port St. Joe. As Yeager noted, there are several available buildings in the downtown area. Smiley, returning to an ongoing pet issue, said the BOCC should take the oppor tunity as it prepares to spend money to provide new space for the GCSO to invite of cials with the city of Port St. Joe to sit down and discuss potential consolidation of law enforcement. “That is a city issue and that is their decision, but I have no problem communi cating with them,” Yeager said. Butler also received ap proval to begin work to cre ate a secure evidence room at the Long Avenue building as a rst step in moving the GCSO. BP Litigation Ron Jones with Beasley Allen, the Alabama-based law rm representing the BOCC in its pursuit of a claim against BP in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill, said BP had rescinded its offer to the BOCC as well as a parallel of fer to the Gulf County Tourist Development Council. Jones said it was not a sur prise nor was it action taken solely against Gulf County. “BP has taken a position of late that they don’t want to speak to anybody about any thing,” Jones said. “This is not specic to Gulf County; it is across the board.” The BOCC claim, as with many other local government claims, remains as part of a pool in New Orleans, where a federal court has been hear ing litigation in the case of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Jones said the future could bring a “test case” of a local government claim that could serve as a template for all, and there were many “moving parts to the most complex litigation I have been involved in.” He added he would not be surprised if BP changes course. “Hopefully BP will come around, hopefully sooner than later,” Jones said. “I think they will eventually change their mind and regardless we will move forward.” Jones said his rm was still attempting to have the Gulf County cases released from New Orleans. The BOCC last year re jected initial settlement of fers from BP to satisfy losses incurred by the county and TDC. BOCC from page A1 Special to The Star A seminar on health insurance and the fed eral Affordable Care Act is at 6 p.m. ET Feb. 27 at the Gulf-Franklin campus of Gulf Coast State College, 3800 Garrison Ave. The seminar, which will be presented by representatives of Florida Health Connector, nc., and Florida Blue, will answer commonly held questions about the health insurance mar ketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. The seminar will address how the new health reforms work; tax credits; the various healthcare plans created by the ACA and enrollment procedures. Admission to the seminar is free and the gen eral public is invited. Further information about the seminar is available from Martin Shefeld with Florida Health Connector at 814-1195. Seminar to answer health insurance questions

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TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 O PINION www.starfl.com A Section The rip you hear is not your pants! Mother wasn’t sure about Elvis. And only her strong Christian upbringing kept her from outright disliking Jerry Lee Lewis. She asked me once, “What does it mean, ‘I’m itching like a man on a fuzzy tree’?” “It’s just a song, Mom! The guy is all shook up!” “Well then, explain, ‘You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain.’” Momma thought that “Rock and Roll” music was tearing at the very fabric of America. “Son, I fear we are losing tiny pieces of that fabric here and there. We are a great nation. No person or foreign enemy can attack us directly. But I worry about little rips from within…….” I scratched my head in bewilderment. How could anybody be so unhip? A daily dose of rockin’ music was good for the soul. My generation was tired of Guy Lombardo and Lawrence Welk. We wanted something that hopped! And besides, she was talking nonsense. Fabric was the cloth she made our shirts out of. It didn’t have nothing to do with real or imagined enemies, foreign or domestic! She felt a twinge of disrespect in the music; and she highly questioned some of the lyrics. “Son, if the songs are so graphic now, where will they be when you have children?” I’m eleven years old here! Are all grown-ups completely nuts? The last thing on earth I’m thinking about is children. Mom went back to her ironing. I headed to the bedroom humming, “You ain’t nothing but a hound dog”. My older brother tried to calm her fears, “Mom, as long as the kids are dancing six feet a part, shaking and jumping up and down, everything is all right. It’s when they play one of those slow songs and everyone moves in close is where you had better watch out!” That was the summer Leon also let his hair grow ala James Dean, complete with a swept back duck tail. Mother wrung her hands. He defended his owing locks by explaining that Jackie Burns, Bobby Thompson and Nicky Joe Stafford were way ahead of him in the “Rebel without a Cause” look. Ye gads, we had to endure the “if everybody else jumped off the cliff” speech till school started back in the fall! Mom was dead set positive that long hair was a synonym for anti-culture, rebellion, disrespect and/or a sign of the approaching apocalypse. She allowed it was just another tear in the fabric. I immediately tried to join the protest by letting my hair grow out. It curled! Ye gads again! God was against me! You couldn’t impress Bonnie, Jane or Mary Hadley with droopy curls opping behind your ears. I had to switch to the George Jones “ at top” look. Daddy said it was just as well. “Son, if we keep on going like this, one day you won’t be able to tell the men from the women.” Grown ups. We nally got a TV out at the end of Stonewall Street. You’d a’thought all was right with the world. And it was going pretty good until Matt Dillon started shooting somebody down in the middle of Dodge City every Saturday night. Mother worried about the violence. We near ’bout laughed her out of the house. “It’s a TV show for goodness sakes. Nobody thinks it’s real. It’s just a harmless form of entertainment.” Mom was undeterred. She didn’t like all that beer and whiskey drinking being portrayed as “routine and natural” right in our own living room. She wanted to know about the relationship between Matt and Miss Kitty. “Are they ever going to get married?” Before we could laugh that off, Matt would shoot two more people. We didn’t let her watch “Have Gun-Will Travel” or “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp”. Her fear was if they shoot one or two this week and four or ve the next, where will it go from there? She believed with all her heart that little missteps could lead to more and bigger problems down the road. It was always that fabric thing. Mom even raised an eyebrow over the six o’clock news. She thought imagines of the Viet Nam war scenes way too graphic. She feared the lasting impact it could have on children. She also realized quickly that Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite and Chet Huntley (or the powers behind them) had an easy access to the American people. “What if they decide to slant an issue in a particular way, regardless of the truth?” We thought that a silly notion. “It’s just the news, Mom.” We were trying to hurry it along so we could get to “The Twilight Zone” and “Peyton Place”. It’s amazing what the passing of a generation can do to your thought process. And to the country you live in. I’m not saying Matt Dillon, duck tails and Rock and Roll are to blame for every problem besetting America today. But we got here somehow! There is music, “story lines” and commercials on TV today that I would be embarrassed to watch in front of my children…..or my Mother! What a sad commentary. Or, perhaps, just another tear in the fabric… Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert Thursday, February 20, 2014 Page 4 By DAVID GUEST Special to The Star To anyone who has spent much time in Florida, the decline of our fresh water springs is heartbreaking. Clear pools are now choked with algae. The algae gets so thick it shuts down glass bottom boat rides because the water’s no longer clear enough to see anything. Swimming beaches at the springs are suddenly roped off with Health Department signs, warning people of the health threats from polluted water. When faced with something this sad and overwhelming, there’s a tendency to shrug our shoulders and say it is the inevitable result of progress. After all, New York City once had bubbling streams and oyster beds. But, in our case, that is the wrong way to think. The truth is that springs pollution is both preventable and reversible. We can change this. What we need is political will – a scarce Florida resource but one that each of us can cultivate. It is already starting to happen. People have been rallying throughout the state to protest the decline of our water resources. In January, people turned out in force to demand clean water at public events in Boynton Beach, Bradenton, Ft. Myers, Ft. Pierce, Gainesville, Interlachen, Jacksonville, Key West, Palm Bay, Naples, Ocala, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach and Orlando. A statewide rally for clean water is planned at the state Capitol in Tallahassee Feb. 18. They unveiled a new Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration which lists six rights that should be guaranteed to the people of Florida and four responsibilities of our state government, water managers, and natural resource users. The campaign’s goal is to get as many individuals, organizations, businesses, and elected and appointed of cials as possible to sign the Clean Water Declaration and commit to work together to achieve its principles. And politicians are responding. Four Florida Senate committee chairmen last month agreed to support ling springs legislation. A draft bill would direct an estimated $378 million a year from documentary stamp tax revenue toward springs protection. It is encouraging, too, to see that Gov. Rick Scott earmarked $55 million in his proposed state budget this year for springs protection. Using public money to protect our shared public resource water – makes sense. We’re way overdue on xing our outdated public infrastructure. But let’s not lose sight of the main thing we need to do: Demand that our leaders hold polluters accountable. Every day, factory farms send fertilizer and manure into our public waters, when they could be controlling this pollution on-site. These corporations must be required to meet speci c pollution limits, and they should face consequences if they exceed those limits and pollute our water. Instead, we are giving them a free pass and then the public pays for their mess. Gov. Scott and the Legislature have been selling out to polluters like never before. Polluter lobbyists drafted the state’s rules on sewage, manure and fertilizer pollution, Scott’s administration adopted the weak language, then the Legislature approved it. Scott’s administration also red staffers who dared to enforce environmental laws, replacing them with people who come from polluting industries. Environmental enforcement cases have plummeted. State regulators now get We can heal our springs DAVID GUEST See SPRINGS A5 By Rep. Steve Southerland (R-North Florida) Special to The Star With partisan gridlock all too prevalent in today’s Washington, I have worked hard to break through those barriers and join with Republicans and Democrats who are as interested as I am in growing jobs and restoring certainty for hardworking families. The recently-passed Farm Bill is an example of what can be accomplished by putting partnership above partisanship. For more than a year Congress debated the latest reauthorization of the Farm Bill, which sets national agriculture and food policy for the next ve years. With Florida being a national leader in agricultural production and the second largest specialty crop-producing state in America, I was committed to doing all I could to advance a common sense Farm Bill that restored certainty for North and Northwest Florida farmers and strengthened our rural communities. I was honored to be the only Floridian in Congress appointed to the bipartisan conference committee tasked with ironing out the nal Farm Bill agreement. It was a tremendous, hard-earned victory when both parties and both chambers came together for the good of the American people and passed a ve-year Farm Bill that provides much-needed relief to our hardworking farming families and saves taxpayers $23 billion — while allowing us to nally move past the costly, big government policies passed under then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Farm Bill six years ago. I am also pleased that Republicans and Democrats came together to support a provision in the Farm Bill I introduced to empower vulnerable families with a renewed opportunity for earned success. By including a 10-state pilot program for work, job training, and community volunteerism for healthy, working age food stamp bene ciaries, we’ve now put nutrition assistance on the same proven path of success that helped change a culture for the better during welfare reform in the 1990s. As the rst reforms to the food stamp program since the successful welfare reforms of 1996, the Farm Bill takes important steps to empower families in need with a renewed opportunity at earned success. Additionally, the Farm Bill includes several provisions I crafted to sustain the economies of our rural communities. The bipartisan Building Rural Communities Act ensures that small, rural areas have access to the technical assistance and training necessary to enhance vital infrastructure — including police and re stations and community health clinics — all at no additional cost to America’s taxpayers. Another provision I advanced strengthens our forestry communities by ensuring that wood products qualify under the USDA’s Biobased Marketing Program. I also fought to guarantee the longterm viability of citrus production in Florida by helping secure $125 million to research remedies for citrus greening, a disease decimating citrus groves in Florida and nationwide. Updating the Farm Bill is never easy, but this bill represents the good that can come out of both parties and both chambers rising above politics to do what is right for the American people. Our farmers and rural families deserve real solutions — not political mud ghts — and this bipartisan Farm Bill is a big step in the right direction. Southerland urges putting partnership above partisanship For the past 88 years, we have taken the month of February to remember the rich and diverse history of African-Americans as we celebrate Black History Month. The achievements of African-Americans touch every community and are found in every eld of study, including science and technology. This is a time to remember the sacri ces and hard work of individuals who helped build a better and more tolerant life, both present and future, for all of us. As we acknowledge the many African-American men and women who have helped the United States grow culturally, countless civil rights pioneers in Florida have been equally as important and should be re ected upon as agents of change in our own state. For the last two years, the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame has honored individual Floridians who made great sacri ces and helped foster equality for all in our state. These heroes, such as pioneering educator Mary McLeod Bethune, civil rights leaders C.K. Steele and Harry T. and Harriette Moore, were recognized for their unyielding commitment to equality, diversity and human dignity. Governor Rick Scott recently selected three new inductees for the Hall of Fame: Dr. Robert Hayling, James Johnson and Asa Randolph. Each of these men was chosen for his commitment to advocating for equality and justice throughout Florida. Today’s African Americans have much to celebrate and build upon as they honor those who have gone before them. Black History Month gives us the opportunity to recognize the many ways African-Americans have enriched Florida’s communities, culture and history. Commissioner Mario Valle, Chairman Florida Commission on Human Relations Remember the civil rights leaders in Florida

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Certain categories of major polluters are allowed to operate on the honor system. A big polluter like an industrial plant would be ned if it spilled toxics into a river. But that’s not true for Florida agricultural operations. Florida allows them to use voluntary goals called “best management practices.” All the corporation has to do it say it is implementing a plan to control pollution, and it is exempt from monitoring. It’s as you were allowed to speed on the freeway so long as you gave the Highway Patrol a “speedlimit compliance plan.” It’s great for politicians to tell us they want to protect the environment. But we should all make it clear that we want them to set real, enforceable pollution limits. That’s the only way we’ll reverse this mess and heal our springs. David Guest of Tallahassee is managing attorney for the Florida of ce of Earthjustice, a national public interest law rm. SPRINGS from page A4 Page 5 Thursday, February 20, 2014 February is National Heart Health Month By Melanie G. Taylor UF/IFAS Extension Gulf County, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development February is known as National Heart Health Month in America. As I see Valentine’s Day heart-shaped gifts and candies for sale in the stores it makes me wonder why in America we focus on giving our loved ones sugary treats to express our love when the topic of heart disease is so prevalent everywhere we look. Health organizations have researched heart disease for many years; and although genetics may be an important factor, our daily lifestyles and choices affect our heart health in a major way. Most of us have a variety of habits, some good and some bad. We know the basic rules of good health, but as our stressful days of having a job, taking care of a family, and paying bills winds down many of us push the idea of exercising or enjoying a healthy meal or snack to the bottom of our to do list. Since we are half way through National Heart Health Month, let’s try to remember to incorporate these heart disease prevention habits into our daily lives. If you have children in your home this is a wonderful time to teach them good habits through encouraging healthy food choices and daily activity, and most of all by showing them through being a good role model by improving or maintaining your health. As you ponder over the many gift choices this Valentine season try to show your family how much you truly care by encouraging and modeling healthy lifestyle choices. This will keep your family active (and maybe you will even spend more quality time together), reduce stress on the heart, body, and mind, and of course increase good habits for all of you. Now that we understand the importance of habits in our daily lives, what are the good habits we need to focus on to maintain our heart health? Quit smoking We know smoking is bad for our health and that research shows quitting smoking reduces the risk of heart disease. Now is the time to quit! Consistent Exercise Regular physical activity has many bene ts such as helping you quit smoking, losing weight, reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and increasing HDL cholesterol. Doing aerobic exercise — using large muscles of the legs and arms — on most days of the week for 30 to 60 minutes helps your heart work more ef ciently. Physical activities to improve your strength, exibility and balance help you stay agile as you age. Manage stress It’s important to learn how to recognize how stress affects you, learn how to deal with it, and develop healthy habits to ease your stress. Stress is your body’s response to change. The body reacts to stress by releasing adrenaline (a hormone) that causes your breathing and heart rate to speed up, and your blood pressure to rise. Constant or continuous stress can be harmful to your heart health. The good news is you can actively manage your stress before it becomes a problem. Understand stress triggers and learn how to respond to stressful situations at home and at work with stress management skills that work best for you. Eat healthy Do you really know what it means to eat healthy? The American Heart Association recently developed new dietary guidelines for a heart-healthy diet that will help lower our heart disease risk. According to the new AHA guidelines eating right means: Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, poultry, sh and nuts Avoid red meat, as well as sugary and processed foods Avoid foods high in sodium “Eating a healthy diet is not about good foods and bad foods in isolation from the rest of your diet – it’s about the overall diet,” says Robert Eckel, M.D., previous AHA president and co-chair of the new guideline committee. Learn more ways to prevent heart disease and make healthier lifestyle changes at any age by visiting these reliable nutrition information websites: http://choosemyplate.gov http://fycs.ifas.u .edu www.nutrition.gov www.americanheart.org Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. 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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com O UTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A News Herald staff report PANAMA CITY — Recreational shermen will be able to catch red snapper in state waters this year starting the Saturday before Memorial Day if a recommendation is approved at a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting in April. The proposed 2014 Gulf recreational red snapper season would be 52 days long, running from May 24 through July 14. In recent years, the recreational season started June 1. Last November, the commission requested a draft rule that instead would start Gulf state red snapper season on the Saturday before Memorial Day. The commission gave preliminary approval to the proposal at its meeting Thursday in Tampa. Final action will come at its meeting April 15-17 in Tallahassee, and the commission could change the season length and dates at that meeting. FWC noted that starting the season the Saturday before Memorial Day could increase recreational shing opportunities for anglers by giving them the chance to sh for red snapper in state waters during the holiday weekend. A report prepared for the commission by FWC’s Division of Marine Fisheries Management warned the federal season could be shortened to account for additional sh caught in state waters during the time that state waters are open but federal waters are closed. “Since recreational red snapper harvest has not been open over Memorial Day weekend in state waters since 2008, it is dif cult to predict how the state season opening on the Saturday before Memorial Day would impact the federal season,” the report said. “However, it is likely that shing effort would be high over the holiday weekend and following week and that red snapper harvest also will be high. Based on this information, FWC staff estimate the federal season would be reduced by ve to seven days to compensate for a state season opening the Saturday before Memorial Day. The length of the federal season, however, is determined by NOAA Fisheries, so this estimate may not be accurate.” The federal season is scheduled to be 40 days long, starting June 1 and remaining open through July 10. This season is subject to change if NOAA Fisheries data indicate the recreational red snapper quota will be caught before or after the end of the federal season. State waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles out. Federal waters extend from where state waters end out to about 200 nautical miles. By TOM BAIRD Special to The Star The eye of the casual explorer in the bay or on the beach is rst taken by the numerous shelled animals, the mollusks, like crown conchs and lightening whelks, or the arthropods, like horseshoe, spider and blue crabs. But on closer inspection, one nds the remains or living specimens of another major group – the echinoderms. Echinoderms include star sh, sand dollars, brittle stars, sea cucumbers and sea urchins and are by far some of the most extraordinary animals alive. First, they are all marine. Think about it. You nd freshwater clams, freshwater prawns and shrimp, etc., yet there are no freshwater star sh or freshwater urchins. The mollusks and the crustaceans invaded freshwater, but to be such a major group, the Echinoderms never managed to adapt to freshwater habitats. You won’t nd any land star sh either. There are no terrestrial echinoderms, yet we have plenty of terrestrial mollusks (snails) and arthropods (think insects, etc.). The most distinctive feature of Echinoderms is their radial symmetry. Fish and insects, dogs and cats, and you and I have bilateral symmetry. Our major sense organs are on our heads or the direction of movement. Echinoderms, with their radial symmetry, meet the world 360 degrees around. This can be a major advantage with sense organs facing all directions. There is no “head” and motion can be in any direction. The other extraordinary feature is their power to regenerate limbs and organs. If a star sh loses one of its legs, a new one will regrow. This ability has made Echinoderms the focus of a lot of biomedical research. Imagine if you lost a nger or arm in an accident that you could regrow it, or if we could regenerate lost or damaged nerves. Unlocking Echinoderm’s ability to regenerate tissues could be a huge boon to mankind. Ever notice the banner of this newspaper? Go ahead; turn back to the front page. It features what appears to be a keyhole sand dollar, an appropriate logo with its ve pointed radial star pattern. The keyhole sand dollar, Mellita tenuis, inhabits the Florida Gulf coast. It’s the species we nd here. Another species, M. quinquiesperforata, ranges from the mouth of the Mississippi, along the Texas coast and down as far as South America. Yet another species, M. isometra, inhabits our Atlantic coasts. Some researchers believe these are all varieties of Mellita quiquiesperforata. While there are subtle differences, they all share certain features. They all grow up to about three inches in diameter and in life are brown, greyish tan, and if there are algae growing among the cilia, a greyish green. Most people are familiar with only the bleached skeletal remains found on the beach. If you have been fortunate to handle a living sand dollar you know that the brown outer covering is a moving mosaic of tiny cilia. The calcareous skeleton (called a test) is, in life, covered by a thin skin and muscles. On this living surface are spines, tube feet, and cilia. The cilia help to move food particles to the mouth, which is in the center of the at underside. Tube feet help provide locomotion and spines help in burrowing. The sand dollars burrow in sandy bottoms for protection from wave action and from predators, mainly bottom feeding sh like ounder. They feed on tiny planktonic organisms or other organic matter suspended in the water or in the sandy substrate as they burrow. Sand dollars are really just attened forms of sea urchins and are sometimes called keyhole urchins. On the upper surface can be seen the ve features that form the star-shaped pattern. These are called petalloids, and are used as gills and have specialized tube feet. The ve oval holes in the test are called lunules, and they are paired except for the larger long hole that looks like an old-fashion keyhole. As you turn a living sand dollar over, one sees the moving mouth parts with ve “teeth” arranged in a circle. In death, these pieces become disarticulated and can sometimes be heard rattling around inside the empty test. If you break the test open, these structures look somewhat like a white winged bird in ight. This dove-like shape has led some to ascribe a religious signi cance to the ve mouthparts and various legends have grown up about these formations. The larvae of keyhole sand dollars are planktonic and have the ability to swim. Once the eggs are fertilized they develop into bilaterally symmetrical larvae and feed on smaller plankton. They will pass through several life stages and in four to six weeks they will develop into radially symmetrical adults and spend the rest of their lives burrowing in or living on the sea oor. The remains of sand dollars and sea urchins are avidly collected by beachcombers. You probably have a few white sand dollar tests in your house. They are incorporated in numerous art works and craft pieces. Yet this silent little animal is not only of major importance to the ecology of the bay, but holds secrets within its cells that could bene t all of us in the future. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas. Sp onsor the WEEKL Y ALM ANA C C all T o da y! 653-8868 WEEKL Y ALM ANA C S T JO SE PH B A Y AP AL A C HI C O L A B A Y W EST P ASS T I DE T ABLES M O NT H 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 Da t e H igh L o w % P r ecip T hu F eb 20 69 61 10 % F ri, F eb 21 69 55 40 % S a t F eb 22 67 56 30 % Sun, F eb 23 65 49 50 % M on, F eb 24 63 44 40 % T ues F eb 25 61 44 30 % W ed F eb 26 62 44 0 % Monda y T hursda y 7A M 6PM (EST ) | F rida y S a tur da y 7A M 7PM (EST ) S unda y 7A M 2PM (EST ) Lets go! Spring time is almost here! S h o p o u r h u g e s e l e c t i o n o f b e a c h w a r e s, c h ai r s, a n d t o y s. N e w a r r i v a l s d ai l y o f k a y a k s, P a d d l e b o a r d s, a n d shi n g g e a r Spring time is almost here! Page 6 Thursday, February 20, 2014 Echinoderms a familiar nd to beach explorers about it. You sense organs are on our heads or the KEYHOLE SANDDOLLAR SPONSORED BY Inshore/Bay As the sun comes out this week, our waters will start to warm and we all will get a feeling of spring, and hopefully so will the fish! Our local waters are still getting over the freezing colds from the past several weeks, however, the fishing is actually pretty good in the ICW and East and West Bay for inshore species such as trout and redfish. St. Joe Bay is still sleepy for trout and reds, but good flounder reports are starting to come in daily. Live shrimp is getting more available now that the shrimpers can stand the weather, conditions are improving this month. FWC eyes 52-day snapper season

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA www.starfl.com A Section L I A R' S C H A L L E N GE T E L L Y O U R B E S T F I S H T A L E C A SH PR I Z E S 1 S T 2 N D A N D 3 R D P L A C E OP E N T O T H E P U B L I C / F E B 2 1 / 6 : 0 0 P M 8 : 0 0 P M E S T T H R EE E V E N TS 2 0 14 F OR T H E T H I R S T Y G O A T 5 0 1 M O N U M E N T A V E P OR T ST J OE F L 3 24 5 6 S R' A I L W e p u t t e c h n o l o g y t o w o r k Y o u p l a y a m a j o r r o l e w h e n y o u r e p o r t a n e l e c t r i c o u t a g e i n y o u r a r e a O u r c u s t o m e r r e s p o n s e c e n t e r i s a v a i l a b l e 2 4 / 7 t o a n s w e r y o u r c a l l a n d h u n d r e d s m o r e l i k e i t B e h i n d t h e s c e n e s w e a s s o c i a t e p h o n e n u m b e r s w i t h a c c o u n t n u m b e r s p i n p o i n t o u t a g e l o c a t i o n s a n d d i s p a t c h c r e w s t o r e s t o r e p o w e r q u i c k l y a n d s a fe l y Y o u h e l p u s p u t t e c h n o l o g y t o w o r k T o g e t h e r w e p o w e r y o u r l i fe. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA www.starfl.com S PORTS Thursday, February 20, 2014 Page 7 Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School football team recently held its banquet to celebrate the 2013 season. In addition to a recap of the season and some good food, several players were honored. Dewayne Griggs was named the Offensive Player of the Year and Marcel Johnson was the Defensive Player of the Year. Special Teams Player of the Year was Drew Lacour. Natron Lee received the Pride of the Sharks award and the Captains Award, selected by the players, went to Lacour, Lee and Griggs. The Outstanding Lineman was Jacobie Jones and Cole Cryderman received the Howard Browning Award. The Bobby Nobles Award was given to Jones and Coach Chuck Gannon. Special to The Star The Port St. Joe Junior High baseball team will hold a sh fry fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 21 at Frank Pate Park. Ticket pre-sales are preferred and can be purchased for $7 each by calling Sandie Kennedy at 227-4782 or Regina Grantland at 625-3345. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School weightlifting team was victorious a tri-meet featuring Liberty County and Wewahitchka. Port St. Joe tallied 45 points while Liberty County was second with 32 and Wewahitchka third with 27 in the meet held last week at Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: (BENCH PRESS, CLEAN-AND-JERK, TOTAL): 119 lbs.: J. Hensley (W) 200-175-375; N. Campbell (PSJ) 135-95-230; D. Jones (PSJ) 95-75-170. 129 lbs.: M. Hensley (W) 175-150-325; T. Nunnery (W) 160-140-300; M. Simpson (PSJ) 160105-265; C. Pittman (PSJ) 95-65-160. 139 lbs.: D. Young (LC) 190-210-400; C. Laster (W) 190-160-350; R. Dykes (PSJ) 165-115280; J. Renfro (PSJ) 125-90-215. 154 lbs.: C. Thacker (PSJ) 260-185-445; Blaine (LC) 200-180-380; R. Sewell (W) 185180-365; J. Simpson (PSJ) 175-140-315. 169 lbs.: C. Brown (LC) 225-210-435; A. Paul (PSJ) 215-155-370; C. Williams (PSJ) 230-135365; C. Capps (LC) 175-170-345. 183 lbs.: J. Whit eld (W) 225-185-410; K. Zaccarro (PSJ) 205-135-340; Z. Jasinski (PSJ) 170-140-310. 199 lbs.: R. Smith (PSJ) 300-225-525; D. Strickland (PSJ) 230-145-375; T. Tiller (W) 165-150-315. 219 lbs.: B. Powell (LC) 275-250-525; T. Shuler (LC) 275-205-480; U. Sanders (PSJ) 225-195420; C. Quick (W) 230-175-405 238 lbs.: K. Wadleigh (PSJ) 205-145-350; R. Jones (PSJ) 160-135-295; C. Barnheart (PSJ) 225-xxx-225. Hvt.: S. Hobby (LC) 335-245-580; A. Johnson (LC) 335-235-570; H. Jaikin (LC) 265-225-490; B. Harrison (W) 195-160-355 Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team opened the 2014 season with a pair of wins last week, routing Franklin County and Blountstown. Junior Stephanie Brinkmeier red six shutout innings as the visiting Lady Tiger Sharks beat Franklin County 10-0. Brinkmeier faced just 20 batters, fanning 10 and walking none while allowing two hits. Haley Wood, Shannon Pridgeon, Brittany King, Hal Leigh Keels and Ashley Babcock had two hits each and Kelsey Miles, Christian Laine and Addison Rice each added a hit. Babcock had a triple and three RBIs and Pridgeon drove in two. The Port St. Joe junior varsity lost 14-9. Two days later, the Lady Tiger Sharks traveled to Blountstown where they pounded out a 13-1 victory in ve innings. Brinkmeier pitched two innings and Savannah Miles tossed the nal three. Brinkmeier faced eight, striking out three, walking one and allowing one hit. Miles allowed an unearned run while walking two and allowing one hit and striking out two. Babcock and King had three hits each. Callie Fleshren and Pridgeon with two hits each and Rice, Brinkmeier, Laine and Keels had a hit each. Babcock and Fleshren drove in three, Pridgeon and Brinkmeier had one each. Junior Varsity won 14 to 5. Port St. Joe will play in the Florida Challenge at Frank Brown Park in Bay County, taking on Fort Walton Beach and Milton. Port St. Joe play Yulee and Montverde this weekend. The Lady Tiger Sharks visit Liberty County next Tuesday, Bozeman on Thursday and play Marianna Friday in the rst home game of the season. Football banquet honors Tiger Sharks win weightlifting meet Fish fry for PSJ Junior High baseball Lady Tiger Sharks open with victories COLE CRYDERMAN NATRON LEE DREW LACOUR MARCEL JOHNSON JACOBIE JONES DEWAYNE GRIGGS Chipley runs past PSJ in second half of semi nals By JASON SHOOT 747-5069 | @PCNHJasonShoot jshoot@pcnh.com CHIPLEY — Put a hand in their face and Chipley standouts Trent Forrest and Tyrome Sharpe will put the ball on the oor and attack the basket. Sag off defensively and the Tigers’ electrifying duo will rain down 3-pointers all night. Port St. Joe simply ran out of ways to defend Forrest and Sharpe, and Chipley pulled away in the second half to earn a 66-41 home victory in a Region 2-1A boys basketball semi nal Tuesday night. The Tigers, who are seeking their second state championship in three years, will host West Gadsden — a 61-54 winner over Bratt Northview on Tuesday — in the regional nals on Friday night at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to the Class 1A state semi nals in Lakeland next week. Forrest red in 31 points to power the Tigers. He scored 11 points from the foul line before he made a bucket from the oor, and he overwhelmed PSJ’s defense with relentless drives to the basket that resulted either in a layup or a trip to the foul line. “I just want to see if I can get to the rack,” Forrest said. “If I can’t, I trust my teammates to knock down the shot.” Chipley held a 13-10 lead through the rst eight minutes before Forrest and Sharpe took control in the second quarter. They scored seven points apiece to help the Tigers stretch their lead to 35-27 at halftime. Tigers coach Joel Orlando slowed the pace in the third quarter, and Forrest and Sharpe combined for nine of Chipley’s 11 points to extend the margin to 46-33 going into the nal quarter. Chipley unleashed a 17-2 run in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Sharpe nished with 16 points for the Tigers. He is the lone holdout from the Chipley team that won a state title two years ago. “I can’t really make a comparison,” Sharpe said of the two teams. “Both teams work hard. It’s different teams with different players, but (the effort) is basically the same thing.” Justin Campbell added 10 points off the bench for Chipley, taking advantage of gaps in the Tiger Sharks’ defense as PSJ focused on impeding Forrest and Sharpe. TJ Williams and Jarkeice Davis scored nine and eight points, respectively, for PSJ.

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The visit to the Humane Society helps socialize animal and educate child. animals.” And instead of parents forking over the dollars for cards and candy for a class of 27-28 children, they purchase some of the essentials that make the Humane Society tick. Last Friday as the buses pulled away for Wewahitchka, the children and their parents had left behind a pile of supplies that will help the Humane Society stretch valuable resources. The kids provide another present: the jubilant smiles, kind hands and loving touch of wonder that arrives with the meeting of small animal and small child. “You never know, we might even get an adoption out of this,” said Melody Townsend, director of the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. Townsend said the animals, living in constrained circumstances out of most human contact, thrive with the human touch, as evidenced last week by the wagging tales and tongues. “This exposes the dogs and puppies to the kids, helps them socialize to humans,” Townsend said. And in turn she and her largely volunteer staff have the opportunity to expose the children to the shelter and its operations that exist more than 20 miles away from the children’s school. “We get to expose the kids to the animals and educate the kids on the care of pets,” Townsend said. “Hopefully, we can get some volunteers and we can teach them about what we are doing at the Humane Society.” PUPPY from page A1 would be no problem mov ing the structures through the area of the State 30A work, much of which has been completed. “As soon as we get word on the power lines, we are ready to go,” Magidson said. Commissioners will have to come back in for mal session to award the bids. The local preference issue focuses on Cathey Construction out of Mexico Beach, which submitted the low bid on the moving of the ancillary buildings and was the second-low est bidder on moving the lighthouse. The application of the city’s local preference, equal to 5 percent, would bring Cathey’s bid close to the low bid from a company out of Jacksonville. City attorney Tom Gib son was to provide an opin ion but was absent from Tuesday’s meeting. Water issues Work on the replace ment of water lines in the neighborhood of North Port St. Joe will nally break ground next week. The job is carries a 120-day timeline, so the work should be complete by mid-summer, said Clay Smallwood of Preble Rish Engineers. The long-delayed project — the section from Avenue D to Avenue A was part of the original phase of re placement — will include replacement of water lines simultaneous to installation of new sidewalks along Mar tin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Residents should expect some upset in the lines and problems with discolored water as work progresses. Those problems are on the rebound on the south side of town as work along Marvin Avenue is complet ed and connections brought online to new pipes. Work is also underway to replace pipes along Palm Boulevard. Public Works director John Grantland acknowl edged an uptick in prob lems with discolored water because of the upset in the lines. The problems have been reported from the city prop er to St. Joe Beach. “We ask people to please be patient,” Grantland said. “We are ushing, and im provement is coming.” City manager Jim An derson said some house holds currently experienc ing problems would see “dramatic improvement” as the Marvin Avenue sec tion comes online. As for the long-delayed report of a water study un dertaken by CDM, designer of the city’s water plant, and Virginia Tech Univer sity, could be ready in a two weeks, Smallwood said, ne cessitating the workshop to discuss the ndings and suggestions. Commissioner William Thursbay expressed frus tration with numerous de lays in receiving the report and said the city needed answers as the “water is terrible.” LIGHTHOUSE from page A1 FF ILE PHOt T O Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson said all systems are go on the relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse.

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www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section www.starfl.com C OMMUNITY Thursday, February 20, 2014 “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 Star. 1) On being the largest carved one in the world, what main color is the “Millennium Sapphire”? Blue, Pink, Black, Yellow 2) The busiest international telephone route is between the U.S. and what country? Canada, Mexico, India, U.K. 3) “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin died after being stung by what sea creature? Barracuda, Stingray, Tunicate, Oar sh 4) As created in 1866 what’s the oldest brand of ginger ale still being sold? Canada Dry, Blenheim, Vernor’s, Schweppes 5) Which region’s airport has the world’s largest terminal building? London, Chicago, Sydney, Hong Kong 6) Bill Klem and Bruce Froemming were the rst two umpires in MLB history to work how many games? 2,000; 3,000; 5,000; 7,000 7) In TV’s “Everybody Loves Raymond” what was Ray’s last name? Martin, Simon, Calvo, Barone 8) Rip Van Winkle sleeps for 20 years in what author’s story? Longfellow, Irving, Poe, Thoreau 9) Statistically what’s the worst state for auto-deer collisions? S. Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Pennsylvania 10) Which of these means a long word? Sesquipedalian, Ratite, Concordant, Annatto 11) What’s the most losses in a season in which a MLB pitcher won the Cy Young Award (Gaylord Perry)? 7, 9, 13, 16 12) Which state eats twice as much ice cream per capita than the rest of the nation? Alaska, Florida, Arizona, New Jersey 13) What was the rst Western TV series to be televised in color? Ri eman, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Laredo 14) Actress Teri Hatcher was at one time a cheerleader for which NFL team? Falcons, Broncos, 49ers, Seahawks ANSWERS 1) Blue. 2) Canada. 3) Stingray. 4) Vernor’s. 5) Hong Kong. 6) 5,000. 7) Barone. 8) Irving. 9) Pennsylvania. 10) Sesquipedalian. 11) 16. 12) Alaska. 13) Bonanza. 14) 49ers. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m Tall tales will be told in Port St. Joe. The third annual Shells and Tales storytelling event will be held over the next two weekends, bringing locals and professionals together for the best stories this side of the Gulf of Mexico. The Liar’s Challenge will mark the start of the festivities from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Thirsty Goat inside the Port Inn. This year’s theme will be “Fish Tale” and participants should bring their best sh stories to share with the crowd. While they don’t have to be true, the tales should be tall. Cash prizes will be given away to rst through third place winners and the event is open to the public. The following weekend at 6 p.m. ET on Feb. 28, the wine and cheese and Grownup Stories event will be held at Gulf Coast State College Gulf/Franklin campus and will showcase professional storytellers Bob Patterson from St. Augustine, Pat Nease from Panama City and Robyn Rennick from Tallahassee in a fun, relaxed environment. Bob Patterson is a professional singer, songwriter and storyteller with over 50 years of experience performing at clubs, festivals, and on nationally syndicated radio and TV programs. It will be Patterson’s rst time showcasing at the Shells and Tales event. “Storytelling events are going through a cultural rebirth,” said Patterson. “They’re an alternative to television and have a high entertainment value.” Patterson, who learned from folk greats like Gamble Rogers and Pete Seeger, described his stories as “environmentally oriented” and said his stories are often a love letter to Florida itself. “I’m creating stories to help people reconnect with Florida, and hopefully treat it more kindly,” said Patterson. “As a singer-songwriter, I told stories as introductions to my songs, but I quickly realized that the stories could stand by themselves.” Also appearing at the wine and cheese event will be Chasity Finch, winner of the fourth-grade storytelling competition at Port St. Joe Elementary school. Finch will perform her winning original story that won over judges from the Lion’s Club and the Coastal Community Association. Light appetizers and wine will be provided and tickets are $20 in advance, $35 for couples and $25 Shells and Tales begins Friday with Liar’s Challenge Sounds kind of shy See SHELLS AND TALES B5 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m The Junior Service League Mardi Gras Gala is coming back better than ever. After a two-year hiatus, this year’s gala will be held from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. The charity event, which will raise funds for other JSL projects that include the Christmas clothing drive, Easter egg hunt, and mentoring programs, will boast live entertainment, live music and a silent auction. “The Junior Service League is stronger than ever,” said event coordinator and president of the Mexico Beach Community Development Council Kimberly Shoaf. “We have more members involved than ever before.” Game tables will offer blackjack and roulette and a $5 donation will get players a stack of “fun money” to use at the tables. Silent auction items will include ne jewelry, charter shing trips, gift certi cate trees featuring certi cates from multiple area restaurants and much more. Live music will be provided by Konkrete Soul and food, which is included in the ticket price, will be provided by the JSL. “The bulk of what we’ll serve came right out of the JSL cookbook,” said Shoaf. “If you like the food, the cookbook is available for Junior Service League Mardi Gras gala returns See MARDI GRAS B5 Star Staff Report A six-week session of “Clay After School” art classes will be offered this semester for children ages 8 and up at The Artery Studio, 214 Williams Avenue. Classes will be offered on Thursday afternoons, from 3:30 until 5 p.m. The session begins Feb. 27, and runs for six weeks, with a break during the week of Port St. Joe public schools’ spring break. Children may be dropped off up to 15 minutes early to enjoy social time and a snack before class begins. The cost for the classes is $90 for the six-week session. Each session will be different, with different projects, and all materials and ring are included. A 10 percent family discount for members of the same household is available. Additionally, a limited number of full and partial scholarships are available, due to the generous contributions of local arts enthusiasts and Taste of the Coast funds. The instructor for the class is Leslie Wentzell, an accomplished Port St. Joe artist who works primarily in clay, and is the owner of The Artery Studio. “There are many in this community that echo my belief that the arts has much to offer young people. Developing coordination, concentration, and self-esteem are just a few of the bene ts,” said. “This community has responded generously to help offer this activity to kids who might not be able to afford the tuition. There are no complicated or intrusive forms – just an interested and eager child and the expressed need.” The students will learn many different kinds of techniques in the classes, such as the pinch method, coiling, slab work. Both sculptural and functional pottery will be explored. While no prior clay experience is necessary. More challenging work will be offered to children with previous experience. Wentzell enjoys sharing her love of art with young people, and has previously taught clay and/or art classes for the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts (GALA), the Summer Youth Leadership Program operated by CareerSource Gulf Coast, as well as at the Visual Arts Center in Panama City. She has been an Artist-InResidence at Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School and at Franklin County Elementary School through a program offered by Very Special Arts–Florida (VSAFlorida). “While teaching technique is very important with clay, I try to incorporate broader art concepts into all of my teaching.” Registration for the classes may be done at The Artery, which is open Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and Saturdays, or on its website (www. ArteryStudio.com). More information is available by calling The Artery at 227-5741. After-School art classes begin Feb. 27 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com In the shadow of the El Governor Motel in Mexico Beach, something was stirring on Saturday. As it turned out, that stirring was the stomachs of hungry residents, visitors and tourists waiting to dig in at the 16th annual Gumbo Cook-off. It was my rst year attending the event, and I arrived early to Sunset Park. To my surprise, the line to get tickets rivaled some of Hollywood’s hottest nightclubs. Luckily for those who were queued, drinks were already being served and “the waiting game” quickly turned into the “how’s it going” game as people jovially made new friends in line or reconnected with old ones. PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The Star Chefs made last minute adjustments as the starting time drew near. See GUMBO B5 We came, we saw, we gumbo’d By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com In the shadow of the El Governor Motel in Mexico Beach, something was stirring on As it turned out, that stirring was the stomachs of hungry residents, visitors and tourists waiting to dig in at the 16th annual It was my rst year my surprise, the line to get tickets rivaled some of Hollywood’s hottest nightclubs. Luckily for those who were queued, drinks were already being served and “the waiting game” quickly turned into the “how’s it going” game as people jovially made new friends in line or reconnected with old ones. GUMBO B5 we gumbo’d Mardi Gras decorations and entertainment brought the New Orleans air to Mexico Beach.

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Once plants use up the food stored in the seed, they must obtain sufcient amounts from the soil or other medium in which they are growing. Generally, plant food is in the form of commercial fertilizer or manures. The fertilizer recommended for most garden soils is called a mixed fertilizer. Both dry and liquid forms are effective. If must be placed in the soil where plant roots can reach it. Spraying fertilizer on the leaves is not suggested except for correcting micronutrient deciencies. Florida’s sandy soils are notoriously infertile. This is a major problem for commercial farmers and backyard gardeners alike. You can improve the fertility of your garden soil with animal manures and other kinds of organic matter. But, in most situations, you also need to add a commercial fertilizer. Plants need a variety of nutrients. But the major elements you must supply are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. These chemicals are always listed in that order on the fertilizer tag. The tag also shows the quantity of each major element in the mix. For example, a 100 pound bag of 8-8-8 fertilizer contains 8 pounds of a nitrogen compound, 8 pounds of phosphorus, in the form of phosphoric acid, and 8 pounds of a potassium compound, call potash. The type and amount of fertilizer you need will depend largely on the kind of soil in your garden. Your objective is to add only those nutrients that your soil doesn’t already contain in adequate amounts. You should remember that too much fertilizer can be as bad as too little. Of course, if you apply too little, your garden will be unproductive. But, if you add too much, you’ll waste money, and you may even injure your crops. In general an 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 fertilizer is best for sandy soils. For sandy soils, and other soils with low nitrogen content you’ll need from 2 to 5 pounds of a common balanced analysis fertilizer for every 100 square feet of garden. On organic soils, you’ll need one or two pounds per 100 square feet. If the soil in your garden isn’t typical of either of these common types, you should have your soil analyzed to determine the best kind of fertilizer for your particular needs. You should divide the amount of fertilizer called for into two or three applications. About half should be broadcast over the entire garden a week or two before planting. One fourth of the total amount needed should be applied in shallow furrows on both sides of the seed rows at planting time. This procedure is called banding. The furrows should be about six inches apart, and only two or three inches deep. Spread the fertilizer evenly in the furrows, and then ll them with soil. About three weeks after the crops comes up, side dress with the last one fourth of the total amount of 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 needed per 50 linear feet of row the rest should be applied in two side dressings; three weeks apart after the crops are planted from seeds are transplants. The two side dressings should be placed in a bed in small furrows about 3 inches from the plants to prevent burning. Analysis, amount, timing, and application method are all key factors in proper vegetable garden fertilization. If in doubt about any of these, check with your garden center or County Extension ofce. For more information on garden fertilization contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit our website at gulf.ifas.u. edu or edis.ifas.u.edu and see Publication SP 103 and HS 505. ROY LEE CA rR TE rR County extension director Star Staff Report There will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116, 4 p.m. ET Feb. 27. The meeting is at VFW Post 10069, Trout Avenue, Highland View. This will be a general business meeting. All members are urged to attend this important meeting. Eligibility for membership and benets can be found on the American Legion website, www.legion.org. We invite all eligible veterans to join our organization. For God and Country. Star Staff Report The St. Joseph Chapter of DAR will meet at noon ET Feb. 26 in the Sunset Coastal Grill. The program headed by Maizie Stone is on American History and Education, which consists of an essay contest with local high school winners presenting their essays. Call Regent Sherrill Russ at 229-8574 if you would like to attend. JOHN MIICK | Special to The Star The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society would like to thank the American Legion Post 116 for its donation of $1,535. American Legion member Kenny Wood is presenting the check to Melody Townsend of the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and Judy Miick from the DAWGS in Prison program. Special to The Star The members of the Port St Joe Rotary Club had a great presentation from Rachel Crews and her grandson, Devon, last Thursday. She discussed the Celebrating Black History Program at the PSJ High School at 12:30 p.m. ET Feb. 27 in the gym. Our club has chosen to attend the program instead of a regular meeting. Our speaker this coming week will be Leonard Costin, and he will speak about the Port of Port St. Joe and all of the news regarding the Port. If you would like to hear more about this topic, call and reserve a space for lunch. The PSJ Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursday at Sunset Coastal Grill. If you are interested in more information regarding service projects or membership, contact Patti Blaylock at 227-7900 or Father Tommy Dwyer at 227-1845. Special to The Star The GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club Inc. will be selling pulled-pork sandwich plates 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT Feb. 28. The plates will consist of a pulled-pork sandwich, cole slaw, baked beans and pound cake. The price for each plate is $7. You can pick up your order at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church Fellowship Hall, and we have a limited delivery area available. Call either Carolyn Watson at 340-1984, Patty Fisher at 832-9436 or Dianne Semmes at 227-6425 to place your order. The money raised at this fundraiser will help nance four scholarships for graduating seniors at Wewahitchka High School. We would appreciate your help with this worthy cause, and you will get a great lunch for only $7. DAR meetingAA merican L L egion regular meeting Wheeling around with Rotary GFWC Wewa Woman’s Club Inc. fundraiser Garden Fertilization AmAM E rR ICAN LL EGION DONATES TO HH U mM ANE SS OCIETY

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The Star| B3 Thursday, February 20, 2014 Special to The Star Financial Air News: There will be an important workshop on FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on Feb. 22 in Computer Lab 103 presented by our Guidance Department. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The information presented is essential for applying for nancial aid for postsecondary education. Black History Month: Port St Joe Junior-Senior High School will hold a Cultural Enrichment Program celebrating Black History 12:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 27 in the school gymnasium. All are invited to attend this important event. Spring Break: The Spring Holiday for all Gulf County Schools will commence on March 14 with a halfday session and continue through March 21. Classes will resume on March 24. Prom Permission Slips: A permission slip is required for prom guests who do not attend our school. Prom is scheduled for April 26. Guests must be in at least the ninth grade and under the age of 21. Forms can be picked up from Deputy Strickland and are due back to him no later than April 11. FCAT Testing: FCAT Writing is scheduled for eighth and 10th graders on Feb. 25. Please ensure your student gets a good night’s sleep and is on-time for the test. The rest of the FCAT and End of Course Testing begins April 8 and continues through to the middle of May. Y o u r S t y l e o u r S t o r e S u i t Z o ne F in e F in e M e n ’ s C l o t hin g S ui t s M a n y C ol o r s s i z e s 2 2 7 N T y n d a l l P k w y 3 6 t o 4 8 r e g u l a r a n d lo ng $ 6 9. 9 9 S t a c e y A da m s Le is u r e S u it s $ 4 9. 9 9 S t a c e y A da m s Soc k s $ 4.9 9 S t a c e y A da m s S ho e s $ 4 9. 9 9 G o df a t he r ha t s $ 2 5 .9 9 W i de s e le c t io n o f dr e s s s ho e s a n d b o o t s p r i c e d t o s e l l 2088543 A d m i s si o n = F R E E P a r k i n g = F R E E Coin Dealers from all over the southeast will be set up. Buy-Sell-Trade, Coins, Paper Money, Tokens, Medals. 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" & $"!'( Special to The Star In recognition of (Cultural Enrichment) Black History Month, the annual Black History Program hosted by Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET Feb. 27 in the Marion Craig Coliseum (Gym). The keynote speaker is Rep. Mike Hill of the Florida State Legislature. Mike Hill was a captain in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years. Mike was served a variety of boards in the community, including United Cerebral Palsy, YMCA and Children in Crises. In addition to the speaker, this year’s program will feature a melody of Negro spirituals. You are cordially invited to join us for the momentous occasion, so please note your calendar to attend. For more information, contact Rachel Smith-Crews at Port St. Joe Junior /Senior High School at 229-8251 ext. 136.S p P E c C I a A L tT O T h H E S ta TA R Front row: Emily Sudduth, Carson Hendricks, Nathan Duong, Elijah Alpaugh. Back row: Shakeria Yates, Sarah Fidler, Jytrel Riley, Ava Ryan Special to The Star On Friday, Feb. 28, Faith Christian School will celebrate its 15th annual Italian Dinner and Auction. This is an enjoyable event and a great time to see old friends, bid on valuable merchandise and have an amazing meal. At the cost of only $6 per plate the dinner includes lasagna or spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and tea. The preview party begins at 5:30 p.m. ET and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Take-out orders can be picked up in the Marvin Wing beginning at 5:30 p.m. Look for a FCS student to get your ticket, or purchase them at the door. Local businesses are generously supporting this endeavor. Some items up for auction include: specialty cakes, antiques, unique items from local artists, beach vacation rentals, and gift certicates. Don’t miss out on a great night of food, fun, and fellowship. The Lion’s Tale 4IBSL 5BML Special to The Star Byron and Kerri Barlow would like to express their appreciation to all those who participated in the “Bigger than Cancer” fundraiser for the Ryan Teall Memorial Scholarship. The two-day event was a huge success, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone again next year. We would like to thank all who participated in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament, 3point shoot-out, poker tournament, bunko and the 5K run/walk. We also would like to extend our gratitude to the individuals, organizations and businesses for offering their time and donations: Adele Paul, Allyson Howell, Debbie Setterich, Jay Bidwell, Joe and Sherry Bush, Lance Grifn, Terri Knowles, Laurel Riley, Mike and Lana Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hall, Jeremy Morrill, Vickie Nowell, Taylor Smith, Tracy and Sara Malcolm, Wewahitchka High School, WHS Basketball, WHS Cheerleaders, WHS NHS, WHS SGA, WHS Wrestling, Chick-l-A, Keele’s Fishing Shack, Michelle Bailey’s 31 Gifts, Peak’s Unlimited, Peral Hunter’s Celebrating Homes, Polished Nail Salon, Rich’s IGA, Subway and Sunglass World. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com Patriotism was the theme last week at the John C. Gainous Post #10069 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Port St. Joe Elementary sixth-grader MaLena Ramsey and Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School senior Cailyn LaPlante were honored for winning the Patriot’s Pen essay contest. Both students wrote essays before Veterans Day based on the prompt “what patriotism means to me.” Ramsey’s submission, “Why America’s Future is Bright,” won her $500 from the VFW and placed second in District 17, winning her an additional $75 prize. Ramsey said that she was surprised when she heard that her essay had won, but she was very proud. Sixth-grade teacher Joni White received the prompt and approached several students in her class about contributing. Ramsey was the only volunteer, and White submitted her essay for consideration in the contest. LaPlante’s essay, “The Voice of Democracy,” won her $500 and also placed second in the district competition, awarding her an additional $75. “It was a subject that was close to me, because my dad is a veteran,” LaPlante said. “Port St. Joe is a very veteran-friendly community.” LaPlante said she was surprised by her win because many essays were submitted by her peers but was honored that her words were recognized by VFW members. Additionally, both students received ribbons, notebooks and T-shirts from Ladies Auxiliary President Ginny Seefeldt. “This is quite an honor for a couple of ladies,” Post Commander Rodney Herring said. The families of both students attended the event, and Ramsey and LaPlante led the post in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. After receiving their awards, each student read their essays aloud and received standing ovations from the audience. School News WEs S LL O ch CH ER | The Star Sixth-grader at Port St. Joe Elementary school MaLena Ramsey was awarded $500 for her rst-place essay in the Patriot’s Pen contest. Senior Cailyn LaPlante won $500 in the high school division for her essay, “The Voice of Democracy.” VFW honors PSJ students MIKE H II LL Black History program at PSJHS D aA ZZLI nN G DOL phPH I nsNS Thank you for fundraising effort RR Y an AN TE aA LL

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FAITH Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com SOUTHERLAND F AMIL Y FUNERAL HOME (850) 229-8111 (T rad iti ona l Ser vic es 192 8 BCP ) COMFOR TER FUNERAL HOME (850) 227-1818 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 (850) 229-9596 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning W orship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening W orship .............. 6 p.m. W ednesday Evening Ser vice ....... 7 p.m. T OUCHING LIVES WITH THE LO VE OF JESUS 6pm 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL ( 850) 648.1151 www .livingwateratthebeach.com WEEKL Y SCHEDULE SUND A Y 8:00 A M W orship a t Sunset P ark ( on the sa nd) 10:00 A M Bible S tudy a t 1602 H igh w a y 98 MOND A Y 7:00 P M Lif etr ee C af Join the C on v ersation WEDNESD A Y 10:00 A M 2:00 P M O pen House C o e e & C on v ersation THURSD A Y 6:30 P M M ix ed Bible S tudy T o c ontac t w orship leader : (850) 648.1151 or l w cpast or@f a irp oint .net SUNDA Y : Sunday School 9:15 Morning W orship 10:30 Evening W orship 5:00 1601 Long A ve Port St Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8691 W E DN ES DA Y : Family D inner 5:30 Prayer Meeting 6:30 Student Ministr y 6:30 Children s Ministr y / Choir 6:30 A dult Choir 7:30 MINISTR Y S CHEDULE Dr Geof fre y Lentz P astor Bobbi Lassiter Minister to F amilies Ann Comforter Dir ector of Music 1001 Constitution Dr 850.227.1724 www .psjumc.or g Sunday Schedule 9:00AM EST W orship on the W ater under the sails on St. Joseph Bay 11:00AM EST Sanctuary Service with Special Children s time. www .fbcpsj.or g www .fbcpsj.or g Bruce Hodge, P astor A Time To Be Born: Nov. 29, 1936, in Crestview, Fla., Fred and Elouise Russ, parents A Time To Learn: Homerville High School, Clinch Co., Ga. A Time To Work: Moved to Port St. Joe and worked for the City of Port St. Joe in 1965, and St. Joe Paper Co. 1969-1998. A Time To Marry: Joined through marriage to Beanie Byrd In 1971, and was blessed with two sons, David and Benjamin. A Time to Cherish: Frank leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Beanie B. Russ; three sons: Barak, David, and Benjamin; one daughter LaSheryl Bailey of Panama City, Fla.; two sisters: Petrolia Lewis of Fargo, Ga., and Erma Hughes (Milton) of Jacksonville, Fla.; brothers-in-law: John Byrd (Carolyn), David Byrd (Doris) of Hartford, Conn., Ben Morning (Doris); sisters-inlaw: Sherry Webb and Judy Byrd Wilson all of Panama City, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A celebration of his life was held at Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, with interment following in Forest Hill Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home. Mr. Willie Frank Russ A memorial service for Richard K. Maupin or Port St. Joe will be held at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069 in Highland View. Richard is survived by his wife, Sondra T. Maupin; sons, Dennis of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dale and family of Alabama, David and family of Tennessee; and daughter, Deana, and family of North Carolina. He is also survived by a very special family, Ashley Smith of Mexico Beach; and Jay, Jennifer, Madelyn, Mackenzie and Emma Wheeler of Chesapeake, Va. On behalf of my husband and myself, I extend my deepest gratitude to those who provided awesome care with compassion and patience: Dr. Minga, Ms. Pat and the nurses at Davita Dialysis on the Sacred Heart Campus in PSJ; the staff at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf and Covenant Hospice inpatient wing in Bay Medical/Sacred Heart. The Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf staff working Dec. 20-23 were angels surrounding Richard (and me) with care above and beyond the call of duty. The singing nurse, the wheelchair tour, the social worker, the environmental staff, the cafeteria staff, security, ER, Dr. Brown, Dr. Woolery, x-ray dept., Chaplain Bob all did everything within their power to provide the utmost comfort and support in Richards last days. Those who were not directly involved with the medical part of his care took time to comfort me with hugs, words of encouragement and offering whatever I needed. Take comfort, as I do, in knowing his last words in your facility were, Im going home with Jesus. I would say to Gulf County and the surrounding area, God blessed us with Sacred Heart and all the supporting medical care they have brought to our area. It is our duty to support them in every way we can. Respectfully, Sondra T. Maupin Richard K. Maupin July 23, 1943 Dec. 25, 2013 Betty Fensom, 98 years of age, of Port St. Joe, died on Feb. 15. Betty was born in Littleton, Colo., Sept. 22, 1915, to James and Elizabeth Stuart Ball. Her brothers James Stuart Ball, Warner Stuart Ball and grandson, Paul Fensom, predeceased her. She graduated from Natrona County High School, Casper, Wyo., and received a bachelor of arts degree from Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va., in 1937. On June 8, 1940, she married Paul Fensom of Richmond, Va., and moved to Port St. Joe. Her husband died July 16, 1973. Survivors include children, Judy (Brian) Sanders, Chesley (Darlene) Fensom and James (Jan) Fensom; grandchildren, Tristan (Silvia) Sanders, Carter (Monika) Sanders, Helen (Brian) Holmes, Stacy (David) Bryan, Meredith Fensom and Stuart Fensom; greatgrandchildren, Tristan Sanders, Jr., Sophia Sanders, Colton Holmes, and Sarah Elizabeth Bryan. She was devoted to her family and her church, active in the community and enjoyed her friends, travel and history. Betty was interested in American history and was a founding member of the local chapter of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, founding member of the St. Joseph Bay Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, founding member of the St. Joseph Historical Society, and was a direct, tenth generation descendant of William Ball, an Englishman who immigrated to the Virginia colony in 1650. Throughout her life she was an excellent bridge player, enjoyed swimming in the Gulf and loved the beach. Services were held at St. James Episcopal Church in Port St. Joe, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, with the Rev. Thomas Patrick Dwyer of ciating. Interment followed in Holly Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tristan Sanders, Stuart Fensom, Tristan Sanders, Jr., David Bryan, Jim Corry, George Duren, Clay Lewis and John Miller. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 800 22nd St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, where Betty was a member for over 73 years, or a charity of your choice. The family thanks the staff of Our Home at Beacon Hill for their loving, excellent care of Betty. Elizabeth Ball Fensom 1915-2014 Pastors Anniversary at Zion Fair The members of Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating its pastors second anniversary at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday. Guest speaker for the evening is the Rev. O.H. Walker. Please come and join us for this joyous occasion. Choir Anniversary at Victory Temple The Senior Choir at Victory Temple First Holiness Church will celebrate Choir Anniversary at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. Everybody is invited to attend. Special to The Star God and homosexuality will be explored at 7 p.m. CT Monday, Feb. 24 at Lifetree Caf. The program, titled God and Gays: An Hour of Civil Conversation features the lmed stories of Jeff Chu, author of Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christians Pilgrimage in Search of God in America, and Christopher Yuan, author of Out of a Far Country. Yuan, now HIV-Positive and a professor at Moody Bible Institute, shares his story of nding a Christian faith and wrestling with his sexuality as a gay man. Chu, after crisscrossing America speaking with a wide range of Christian groups, said, Id be lying if I said faith was easy for me now. There are days I believe Jesus loves me, and every single part of me. And there are days when I doubt that. Participants in the Lifetree program will have the opportunity to discuss issues relating to homosexuality and faith in a safe, caring environment. Admission to the 60-minute 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. Questions about Lifetree can be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. Obituaries Faith BRIEFS Thursday, February 20, 2014 God and gays considered at Lifetree Caf

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The workshop will be split into two parts: the rst, hosted by Rennick, will focus on telling histori cal and biblical stories. The second part, “Finding Your Own Story,” will be hosted by Nease. Nease’s workshop will show attendees how to spin their own tales, us ing games, memories and experiences to nd great material. “I explain what I do, how I do it, and the art behind it, and then I show attendees how they can do the same thing,” said Nease. The workshop is geared toward teachers, preach ers, politicians, business leaders, family historians and other public speak ers. Nease said that the workshop will benet any one who wants to artfully share a story whether for fun or as part of their profession and has had everyone from attorneys to car salesman attend her workshops and take something useful from it. Nease said, “There’s such a range of people and professions who employ storytelling skills, even if they may not realize it.” Nease will play em cee for the Liar’s Chal lenge and said she was excited by the interest in the event. She regu larly travels throughout Florida and nearby states, but said she was glad that storytelling events were nding their way closer to home. “I’m delighted to have these events going on in the panhandle,” she said. “We’re building a storytell ing base here and they’re fun, wonderful festivals. “I love what I’m doing and I want people to nd the same joy I do.” The cost for the work shop is $20 per ticket or $10 for current GCSC students. Tickets for the work shop and wine and cheese events can be purchased at the No Name Caf, the Gulf Coast State College Administration Building or by calling 229-7799. WES LOCHER | The Star The third annual Shells and Tales event will start on Feb. 21 and continue the following weekend on Feb. 28 and March 1. SHELLS AND TALES from page B1 purchase.” Shoaf said that the JSL had received a generous donation of 60 pounds of shrimp from Wood’s Fish ery in Port St. Joe. The Centennial Build ing will be decked out with Mardi Gras dcor and black tie is optional for the event. A cash bar will be provided. “The gala is like a prom for adults,” said Shoaf. “It’s something fun that adults can come to with their friends.” Tickets for the event are $35 per ticket or $60 per couple and can be pur chased in advance from any JSL member. MARDI GRAS from page B1 Special to The Star The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Service located in Gulf County is pleased to announce a Beekeeping Short Course that will be offered via interactive video in February and March. Classes will be taught by Dr. Jamie Ellis and other state and nationally recognized experts from the University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Bureau of Plant and Apiary Inspection. Classes are three Monday evenings and one Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. CT and 7-9 p.m. ET, and a Saturday morning bee-yard field day. Topics that will be discusses are as follows: Feb. 24: Honey Bee Biology and Anatomy March 3: Varroa Mite Biology and Control March 10: Honey Bees of the World and Beekeeping History March 15: Bee-Yard Field Day — A hands on learning opportunity here in Gulf County March 18: Yearly Management of Honey Bee Registration is $25 per person or $40 for a family. Deadline for registration is Feb. 17. For more information contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200. Beekeeping course to be offered in February, March SS PECIAl L TO TT HE SS TAR The Gala will be held on Feb. 22 at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. The normal aroma at Sunset Park of salt air waft ing off the Gulf gave way to the smell of simmering sau sage, chicken and seafood. I have to assume, and hope, that Heaven smells the same way. When the ticket window opened a ood of hungry people began to purchase tickets by the stful, grab bing and stufng them into their pockets. I haven’t seen such fervor for something since Hostess announced that they were discon tinuing production of the Twinkie in 2012. As the ticket line dwin dled down, patrons requeued inside tents where 30 teams had set up Mardi Gras-themed stations. Chefs welcomed the crowd and swiftly served up vari ous size cups ranging from a small taste to healthy, lunch-size portions. While waiting for the event to begin, there was much speculation as to who would take home rst place in the competition. Accord ing to one rumor that circu lated the crowd, someone’s brother’s sister’s uncle who was rst cousins with one of the judges said the Thirsty Goat’s gumbo was a major contender. I made a mental note to make the Thirsty Goat my rst stop, but by the time I arrived at their station, I realized that everyone else had done the same. Matt Fitzgerald’s face was covered in a combina tion of pride, excitement and fear as his eyes scanned the crowd that clamored for his gumbo. Fitzgerald, the chef at the Port Inn, had made a few changes to his regular recipe adding crabmeat and bay scallops. It was the Thirsty Goat’s fourth year in the compe tition and the team had placed every year to date, taking home the gold in 2011 and coming in second each subsequent year. “The cook-off is so much fun,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s an awesome event and it helps out the community.” A few stations down, I spied team Gumbo Gu-Roux from Charleston, S.C., also involved in what could only be described as a “serving frenzy.” The team, led by Mike Carroll, was competing for its third year and doled up a traditional recipe that the chef had learned while at culinary school in New Orleans. “The atmosphere here is amazing,” said Carroll’s wife, Donna. “Everyone is always in such a good mood.” Representing St. Joe Beach, resident Tom Ken sky was competing for his fourth year. His approach was “be different.” Kensky was serving up a chicken and Andouille sau sage gumbo with black eyed peas and red beans, but his secret weapon was crawsh touffe consisting of rice and meat drenched in roux. Kensky reported the dish had almost been depleted only an hour into the day. “This is so much fun to do, and it supports the com munity,” Kensky said. As the day went on, the crowd started to slow as its gumbo meter went from empty to full. I used the lull as an op portunity to check in with Team Mo Betta, the mother/ daughter team of Carol Bea sley and Audrey Switalski. The pair had traveled more than three hours from Stein hatchee in Taylor County after Switalskli discovered the event online just a few weeks before. They quickly registered and booked a room at the El Governor, excited to compete with their family recipe. “It’s a passed-down recipe,” Switalski said. “My family loves it and brags about it. “We hope that we win and that we can come back next year.” As gumbo pots reached empty, the winners were announced. In the category of best restaurant gumbo: rst place — The Fish House restaurant, second place — The Thirsty Goat and third place — Mango Marley’s. In the category of best amateur gumbo: rst place — Sowega Coonasses, sec ond place — Mo Betta and third place —Roux Health Check Inc. For best Brunswick stew: rst place – Camp Creek Cookers, second place – Biker Brew Crew, third place – El Go Gumbo. The award for best team spirit went to El Go Gumbo. The prize for best deco rated went to The Camp Creek Cookers, and the award for farthest traveled was bestowed upon Gumbo Gu-Roux. “We are overwhelmed by the turnout and apprecia tive of everyone who battled the trafc to come out,” said Kimberly Shoaf, president of the Mexico Beach Com munity Development Coun cil. “It’s the largest crowd we’ve ever had to date. “We’re grateful to all who entered the event, and we’ve managed to sell out of gumbo every year.” The Gumbo Cook-off is a fundraiser for Mexico Beach’s annual Best Blast on the Beach Fourth of July reworks display, and based on the sheer amount of at tendees and the number of tickets I watched change hands, one thing is for sure: we’re all in for an amazing reworks show. GUMBO from page B1 PP HOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The Star Above Wylie Petty and the staff of the El Governor Motel spared no expense for decorations. Below the crowd was so thick that it was hard to move… or everyone was simply too full to move.

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, February 20, 2014 B6 | The Star Thursday, February 20, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS 94040 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 23-2013-CA000084 Division WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MEL OLSON, TERRY OLSON AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in GuIf County, Florida described as: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKED S.J.P.C MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST, 1368.01 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 386 (100.00 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY), THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 860.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST; 768.64 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP NUMBERED 4889; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, 6 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO WETAPPO CREEK; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG WETAPPO CREEK TO A POINT THAT IS NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, 10 FEET, +-, TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP NUMBERED 4889; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, 746.34 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 1.73 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. AND LOT 3 COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT S.J.P.C. MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST, 1368.01 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 386 (100.00 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY), THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 960.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, 883.40 FEET TO A IRON ROD AND CAP NUMBERED 4889; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, 3 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO WETAPPO CREEK; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG WETAPPO CREEK TO A POINT THAT IS NORTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, 6 FEET, +, TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP NUMBERED 4889; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, 768.64 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAIN 1.85 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. and commonly known as: 8921 COUNTY ROAD 386, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales held in front lobby of courthouse, on March 20, 2014 at 11 am, ET Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk February 20, 27, 2014 97649 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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. 697 Application No. 2014-07 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03083-220R Description of Property: Lot 4 Palm Breeze Subdivision according to the plat recorded at Plat Book 4 Page 46 Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: James J. & Melissa J. Victory 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 19th day of March, 2014. Dated this 10th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2014 93894S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13-CA-135 GIBBS REALTY CORPORATION, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. SARAH CHAPPELL EDWARDS, if alive, and if dead, unknown unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or against them; RBC CENTURA BANK n/k/a PNC BANK; and SUNSET POINTE AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: SARAH. CHAPPELL EDWARDS, if alive, and if dead, unknown unknown Spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or against them; RBC CENTURA BANK n/k/a PNC BANK; and SUNSET POINTE AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Quiet Title has been filed against you and others, regarding the property described as follows: LOT 13, BLOCK C, SUNSET POINTE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE (S) 4143, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Gulf County Parcel ID No. 06346-925R and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on ANDREW J. POWER, SMITH, THOMPSON, SHAW, MINACCI & COLON, P.A., Plaintiff’s attorneys, 3520 Thomasville Road, 4th Floor, Tallahassee, Florida 323093469, no more than thirty (30) days from the first publication date of this notice of action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs’ attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED this 28th day of January, 2014. BECKY NORRIS Clerk of Courts By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014 93918S IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUITOF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CASE NO. 232012CA000277CALXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONALASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF, v. WILLIAM M. BRYANT, ETAL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 23rd day of January, 2014, and entered in Case No. 232012CA 000277CADCMX, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Courthose, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Front Lobby, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at 11:00 a.m. ETon the 27th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG THE WESTERLYBOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 13 FOR A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET TO AROD AND CAPFOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST 326.24 FEET TO AROD AND CAP LYING ON THE WESTERLYRIGHT OF WAYOF J.C. DANIELS ROAD; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAYSOUTH 161.36 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST 321.71 FEET TO A ROAD AND CAPLYING ON THE WESTERLYBOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 13, THENCE RUN ALONG SAID BOUNDARYLINE NORTH 01 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST 162.55 FEET TO AROD AND CAPFOR THE POINT OF BEGINNINC CONTAINING 1.196 ACRES MORE OR LESS Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Email: ADARequest@jud14.flcourts.o rg, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days: if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Dated this 3rd day of February, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BABaxter Deputy Clerk Connolly, Geaney, Ablitt & Willard, Pc. The Blackstone Building 100 South Dixie Highway, Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Phone: (561)422-4668 Fax: (561)249-0721 C301.1352 February 13, 20, 2014 93982S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13-176CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PLAINTIFF, vs. DOUGLAS BOUCHER, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF ACTION (Constructive Service -Property) TO: DOUGLAS BOUCHER AKA DOUGLAS L. BOUCHER and KATIE BOUCHER AKA KATIE M. BOUCHER LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 178 BOUCHER LANE PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Gulf County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN N 89 29’ 30” E FOR 524.88 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE S 00 30’ 46” E FOR 100.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 29’ 30” E FOR 50.00 FEET; THENCE S 00 30’ 46” E FOR 110.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 29’ 30” E FOR 155.00 FEET; THENCE S 00 30’ 46” E FOR 50.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE S 00 30’ 46” E FOR 283.67 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE WATERS EDGE OF A BAYOU; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID WATER’S EDGE FOR 210.00 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT THAT IS S 89 29’ 30” W, 162.50 FEET AND S 00 30’ 46” E, 426.03 FEET FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE LEAVING SAID WATER’S EDGE RUN N 00 30’ 46” W FOR 426.03 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP; THENCE N 89 29’ 30” E FOR 162.50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND BEING SUBJECT TO A 15.00 FOOT WIDE EASEMENT ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE THEREOF. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 178 Boucher Ln, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney file number: 13-09500 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Pendergast & Morgan, P.A., the Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 115 Perimeter Center Place, South Terraces Suite 1000, Atlanta, Georgia 30346, within thirty (30) days of the first publication. Please file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Port St. Joe, Florida, on the 4th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk, Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk 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, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800955-8771; Email: ADA Request@jud14.flcourts.or g February 20, 27, 2017 93996S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. CASE NO. 14-06 PR IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of BERNARD A. PRIDGEON, III, Also known as B. A. PRIDGEON, III, deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of BERNARD A. PRIDGEON, III, also known as B. A. PRIDGEON, III, deceased, File Number 14-06 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and that personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 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 estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 20, 2014. TRAVIS BRADFORD PRIDGEON 239 Riverside Chase Circle Greer, SC 29650 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE OF BERNARD A. PRIDGEON, III, ALSO KNOWN AS B. A. PRIDGEON, III THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 206 E. 4th Street P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FL BAR NO. 0350583 February 20, 27, 2014 227-7847 CALL T OD A Y! T rades & Ser v ices 229-1324 PR OFESSION AL F LOOR CARE, I N C R esidential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning S erving the entire Gulf Coast area Ceramic T ile and Grout Cleaning R Vs Cars T rucks V ans 24 Hour E mer genc y W ater E xtraction J&M SCRAPPING CARS/TRUCKS MOBILE HOMES CAMPER TRAILERS CENTRAL/WINDOW A/C W ASHERS/DR YERS ST OV ES /R EF RI GE RA TO RS FREEZER/MICROW A VES LA WN MOWERS SCRAP MET AL, ETC... Feb. 10-13 On Monday, Feb. 10, Deputy B. Smith served a warrant on Tasmin L. Nickson (30). Nickson turned herself into the Gulf County Detention Facility. She was wanted for Violation of Probation – Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. On Feb. 10, the GCSO executed an Order of Transport and transported Asia N. Whitley (20) from the Liberty County Jail to court proceedings in Gulf County. She was returned the same day. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Ofce (GCSO) received a 911 call regarding a domestic disturbance in the 2000 block of Trout Avenue in Highland View. Deputy M. Layeld arrested Devan R. Clark (19) for Domestic Battery. Clark was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. On Feb. 11, at 2:06 a.m. Deputy S. Ferrell was on patrol in the area of US Highway 98 and Twine Road. He discovered a vehicle off of the roadway and in the woods. The Florida Highway Patrol responded and investigated the accident. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the GCSO received a complaint of a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Mossie Road in Wewahitchka. After completing the investigation, Deputy C. Bailey charged Richard L. Mullinax (61) with Domestic Battery and obtained a warrant. He was arrested the following day and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. On Thursday, Feb. 13, Deputy J. Brock responded to a 911 call regarding a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Iola Street in Oak Grove. James R. Heath, Jr (46) was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. On Thursday, Feb. 13, The GCSO executed an Order of Transport and transported Corey R. Craig from the Gulf Correctional Institutional (GCI) Annex to the Gulf County Courthouse for his arraignment. After his appearance in court he was returned back to GCI. On Feb. 13, the GCSO received a complaint regarding credit card fraud. Deputy C. Bailey responded to the complaint. The victim discovered numerous transactions on her debit card that was not authorized. It was determined the transactions occurred outside of Gulf County. The GCSO continues to investigate. On Feb. 13, the GCSO received a complaint regarding the theft of jewelry in the 200 block of Willow Street in St. Joe Beach. Through further investigation Investigator L. Dickey developed James A. Turman (19) as the suspect and led criminal charges for Grand Theft and False Representation of Ownership. The property was recovered. Turman is wanted by the GCSO on this case and another warrant for Burglary. If you have any information on Turman’s whereabouts please contact the GCSO at 850-227-1115, or call CrimeStoppers at 850-785-TIPS(8477). On Feb. 13, the GCSO responded to the 400 block of Gulf Aire Drive in St. Joe Beach regarding a stolen vehicle. Deputy J. Brock responded to the call. Curtis W. Butrick (51) was identied as the suspect in the theft. During the investigation it was learned the victims debit card was missing and that a domestic battery had occurred. Approximately two hours after the call was received, Sgt. J. Williams and Deputy Brock observed the vehicle traveling on US Highway 98. Butrick was driving the vehicle. He was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery, Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Theft and Failure to Register as a Convicted Felon. Staff Reports News Herald Publisher Roger Quinn, a 48-year veteran of the newspaper business, announced Monday he is retiring at the end of the month. But he won’t be going far. “We love Panama City,” Quinn said. “We put down roots and we’re going to stay here.” Quinn, who joined The News Herald in August, 2012, shortly after its purchase by Halifax Media Group, plans to focus more time on his civic activities like his work with the Salvation Army, where he serves on the board. Halifax Media Group CEO Michael Redding, who was in Panama City for the announcement Monday, thanked Quinn for his hard work and attitude and said a nationwide search for a new publisher would begin immediately. “Roger has a distinguished newspaper career and we are going to miss him,” Redding said. “He is a great guy, as well as a friend and we all wish him the best.” Quinn began his career in 1966 in Gadsden, Ala., beginning a path that would lead him to a position as a New York Times Regional Media Group publisher. There, he oversaw a group of papers in North and South Carolina that included properties in Spartanburg and Hendersonville prior to those newspapers being purchased by Halifax late in 2011. Quinn to retire from Panama City ROGE rR QUINN Law Enforcement S UU MMARY

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CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, February 20, 2014 The Star | B7 94062S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13000064CAAXMX AMERIS BANK, A GEORGIA BANK, f/k/a CENTRAL BANK OF GEORGIA, 97 South Broad Street Butler, GA 31006, Plaintiff, v. THE ESTATE OF JOHN CLAY SIMPSON, DECEASED; and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LEINORS AND TRUSTEES OF WILLIAM A. SIMPSON, DECEASED, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOTS TWO AND FOUR, BLOCK SIXTEEN, BEACON HILL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THE 1983 MOBILE HOME WITH TITLE NUMBERS S/N HMST7309AGA AND S/N HMST309BGA LOCATED THEREON. Commonly known as: 9211 OLIVE AVENUE, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32458. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on March 20, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EST, or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, at the courthouse steps, located at Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: 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 Court Administrator’s office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Dated: February 12, 2014. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk February 20, 27, 2014 94024S PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a Financial Meeting on 2/28/14 at the Destin Wine Bar, located at 4424 Commons Drive East, Suite E3, Destin, FL. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. CST. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in these meetings is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 429-8905 or alicia.stepheri@hdrinc.co m. Pub: February 20, 2014 94036S REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board, Inc. d/b/a CareerSource Gulf Coast announces the availability of the following Request for Proposals: CareerSource Gulf Coast Job Center Operator, In-School Youth Services for ages14-18, and Welfare Transition Services. All of these programs are funded through federal and state funds; primarily made up of Workforce Investment Act and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families dollars. The purpose of these RFP’s is to solicit proposals from an organization or groups of organizations that are interested in becoming service providers for the delivery of workforce services in Bay, Gulf and Franklin Counties. CareerSource Gulf Coast is seeking proposals from organizations capable of providing exceptional service and with the capability to manage complex federal and state programs with multiple funding streams and performance requirements. Proposals are due: April 1, 2014. To obtain an RFP, or for further information, contact: CareerSource Gulf Coast 5230 West US Hwy 98 Panama City, FL 32401 850-913-3285 1-800-311-3685 ext.3285 dwilliams@r4careersourcegc.com Minority Businesses are encouraged to apply. The Workforce Investment Act is an equal Opportunity Employer. Program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. February 20, 2014 94076S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENCH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 232012CA000217CAAXM X CITIMORTGAGE, INC., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J. FINLEY, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 13th, 2014, and entered in Case No. 232012CA 000217CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC., is Plaintiff, and MICHAEL J. FINLEY, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 am ET at GULF County Courthouse, Lobby Floor, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 20th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lots One (1) and Three (3), Block SixtyTwo (62) of Bay Ridge Subdivision to the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to official plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida; LESS AND EXCEPTING, however, four (4) feet from that portion of Lot Three (3) which adjoins Lot Five (5) in said block. ALSO, LESS AND EXCEPT: Parcel 2: A portion of Lots 1 and 3, Block 62, Official Map Number 12, City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Pages 19 and 20, of the Current Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Lot 1, being on the South right of way line of Thirteenth Street; thence along said South right of way line, North 70 Degrees 46 Minutes 00 Seconds East 95.09 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 70 Degrees 46 Minutes 00 Seconds West, 55.00 feet to the Northeast corner of said Lot 1, said point being on the West right of way line of a 20 foot alley; thence along said West right of way line, South 19 Degrees 10 Minutes 53 Seconds East, 90.19 feet to an iron rod; thence leaving said West right of way line, South 70 Degrees 49 Minutes 57 Seconds West, 55.00 feet; thence North 19 Degrees 10 Minutes 53 Seconds West, 90.13 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands containing 0.11 acre, more or less. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Port St Joe, GULF COUNTY, Florida, this 14th day of February, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 File No. 32787 Court Administration P.O. Box 826 Marianna, Florida 32447 Phone: 850-718-0026 Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-9558771 Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org February 20, 27, 2014 94090S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NUMBER: 2013-CA-19 STEARNS BANK, N.A., successor to COVENANT BANK & TRUST by asset acquisition from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as receiver for COVENANT BANK & TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. GULF COUNTY INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Florida Limited liability company, WILLIAM D. KISLING, an individual, J. KIRK SATTERFIELD, an individual, PORT ST. JOE COMMERCE CENTER ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation, ALL OTHER PERSONS OF INTEREST and UNKNOWN PERSON IN POSSESSION OF SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in the above noted case that I will sell the following property in Gulf County, Florida, described as: DESCRIPTION OF LOT 13: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER FOR 552.29 FEET TO THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF THE 60-FOOT RIGHT OF WAY (WATER PLANT ROAD) DESCRIBED IN GULF COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 79, PAGE 1123; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE WHICH IS A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 841.28 FEET, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 99.10 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING NORTH 31 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST FOR 99.04 FEET; THENCE NORTH 28 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE FOR 141.79 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. S-382; THENCE NORTH 49 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 397.18 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE IN SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE THAT IS CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1096.27 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVING RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 566.03 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING NORTH 64 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST FOR 559.77 FEET; THENCE NORTH 79 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 380.81 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 79 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 225.71 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 37 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST FOR 465.81 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 62 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST FOR 205.25 FEET; THENCE NORTH 37 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST FOR 530.26 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. DESCRIPTION OF LOT 14: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. THENCE NORTH 8950’59” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER FOR 552.29 FEET TO THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF THE 60-FOOT RIGHT OF WAY (WATER PLANT ROAD) DESCRIBED IN GULF COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 79, PAGE 1123; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE WHICH IS A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 841.28 FEET, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 99.10 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING NORTH 3152’29” WEST FOR 99.04 FEET; THENCE NORTH 2830’01” WEST ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE FOR 141.79 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. S-382; THENCE NORTH 4927’18” EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 397.18 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE IN SAID RIGHT OF WAY THAT IS CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1096.27 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVING RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 566.03 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING NORTH 6414’48” EAST FOR 559.77 FEET; THENCE NORTH 7902’18” EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 155.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 7902’18” EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 225.80 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 3726’10” EAST FOR 530.26 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 6242’55” WEST FOR 205.34 FEET; THENCE NORTH 3726’10” WEST FOR 594.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. DESCRIPTION OF LOT 15: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER FOR 552.29 FEET TO THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF THE 60-FOOT RIGHT OF WAY (WATER PLANT ROAD) DESCRIBED IN GULF COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 79, PAGE 1123; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE WHICH IS A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 841.28 FEET, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 99.10 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING NORTH 31 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST FOR 99.04 FEET; THENCE NORTH 28 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE FOR 141.79 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. S-382; THENCE NORTH 49 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 397.18 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE IN SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE THAT IS CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1096.27 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVING RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 498.61 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING NORTH 62 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST FOR 494.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE CONTINUE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVING RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 67.43 FEET, SAID ARC HAVING A CHORD BEARING NORTH 77 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 35 SECONDS EAST FOR 67.42 FEET; THENCE NORTH 79 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 155.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 37 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST FOR 594.73 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 62 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST FOR 203.18 FEET; THENCE NORTH 37 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST FOR 656.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Parcel ID No.: 04583165R, 04583-170R and 04583-175R Vacant Land at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in person at Gulf County Courthouse, Front Lobby, 1000 Cecil Costin Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 at 11 a.m. (eastern time) on the 20th of March, 2014. The highest bidder shall immediately post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the final bid. The deposit must be cash or cashier’s check payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Final payment must be made on or before 4:00 p.m. of the date of sale by cash or cashier’s check. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk Administration Office at Clerk of Court. If hearing impaired call (TDD) (800) 955-8771 or 800 955 877 (V) via Florida Relay Service. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTE THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED T ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS 0 THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated: 14th day of February, 2014. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Andrew W. Rosin, Esq. Law Office of Andrew W. Rosin, P.A. 1966 Hillview Street Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 359-2604 February 20, 27, 2014 94078S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Deseret Cattle & Timber located at 5831 Highway 22, in the County of Gulf, in the City of Wewahitchka, Florida, 32465 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Salt Lake City, Utah, this 14th day of February, 2014. AgReserves, Inc. February 20, 2014 94080S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Deseret Cattle and Timber located at 5831 Highway 22, in the County of Gulf, in the City of Wewahitchka, Florida, 32465 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Salt Lake City, Utah, this 14th day of February, 2014. AgReserves, Inc. February 20, 2014 94114S PUBLIC NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for the unincorporated areas of Gulf County, Florida, and Case No. 13-045405P. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) solicits technical information or comments on proposed flood hazard determinations for the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for your community. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. The FIRM and, if applicable, the FIS report have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to adopt or show evidence of having in effect to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. For more information on the proposed flood hazard determinations and information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema. gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). February 20, 27, 2014 94112S PUBLIC NOTICE Datapath Tower LLC proposes to construct a 195-foot (199-foot overall height) monopole telecommunications tower. The tower would not be lit. The tower would be located off Olive Avenue, Port St. Joe, Gulf County, FL 32456 (29 55’ 16.4” N, 85 22’ 50.9” W). The FCC Form 854 File Number is A0893455. Interested parties may raise environmental concerns about the proposed structure by filing a Request for Environmental Review (RER) with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC strongly encourages interested parties to file RER online; instructions can be found at www.fcc.gov/asr/en vironmentalrequest. However, if an online request is not possible, interested parties may mail their request to: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. Pub: February 20, 2014 97511S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv. 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. 468 Application No. 2014-03 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 02196-000R Description of Property: Commence at the Southeast Corner of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West and extend a line West along the South boundary of said Section 25 for 912.96 feet to a point of the Westerly right of way line of State Road 71; thence right and run Northerly along the Westerly right of way line of State Road 71 a distance of 1048.40 feet to the Northeast corner of Lot 1 of Block 2 of Harden’s addition, Unit No. 1, to the City of Wewahitchka, Florida, according to the official map or plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida; thence continue North along the West right of way line of said State Road 71 a distance of 15 feet for point of beginning; from said point of beginning run thence North along the Western right of way line of said State Road 71 a distance of 125 feet; thence turn left 90 degrees for a distance of 101 feet; thence turn left 90 degrees and run a distance of 125 feet; thence turn left 90 degrees for a distance of 101 feet more or less to point of beginning. This parcel of land lying and being in the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AT OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 89, PAGE 55, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: Evon Hysmith 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 12th day of March, 2014. Dated this 3rd day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 97507S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv. 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. 394 Application No. 2014-05 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 01811-000R Description of Property: Lots 1 and 2, Block 6 of C.L. Morgan’s Addition to Wewahitchka, Florida, Unit 1, as recorded in Plat Book 2, page 33, public records of Gulf County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 8 FEET OF LOT 2. Name in which assessed: Mary A. Follendore 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 12th day of March, 2014. Dated this 3rd day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 97641S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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. 804 Application No. 2014-11 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03191-255R Description of Property: Lot 11, Mystic Palms Subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 5 Page 8. Name in which assessed: Indian Pass Builders, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of March, 2014. Dated this 10th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2014 97625S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2013-CA-000039 PHH Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, vs. Richard A. Ramsay and Jean L. Ramsay, Husband and Wife; Dunes Club of Cape San Blas Condominium Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated January 23, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 2013-CA-000039 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein PHH Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff and Richard A. Ramsay and Jean Ramsay, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Rebecca L. Norris, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 1000 CECIL G. COSTIN SR. BLVD., PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. ET on February 27, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: UNIT 10, THE DUNES CLUB OF CAPE SAN BLAS, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED AT OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 303, PAGE 283, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 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, call 711. Rebecca L. Norris CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 12-253077 FC01 PHH February 13, 20, 2014 97647S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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. 745 Application No. 2014-08 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03180-430R Description of Property: Commence at the Northeast Corner of fractional Section 19, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 00 degrees 18’ 35” West along the East Boundary Line of said Section 19 for 1511.45 feet, thence North 89 degrees 41’ 25” West for 1766.00 feet for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 89 degrees 41’ 25” West for 100.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 18’ 35” West for 308.45 feet to a point on the Northerly right of way line of County Road No. 30; thence South 82 degrees 27’ 33” East along said right of way line for 100.80 feet; thence leaving said right of way line run North 00 degrees 18’ 35” East for 321.14 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel of land being in fractional Section 19, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, also known as Lot 6 of the unrecorded plat of Treasures Shores, First Addition. Name in which assessed: Indian Pass Builders, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of March, 2014. Dated this 10th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2014 97643S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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. 801 Application No. 2014-10 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03191-230R Description of Property: Lot 6, Mystic Palms Subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 5 page 8. Name in which assessed: Indian Pass Builders, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of March, 2014. Dated this 10th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2014 97645S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv 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. 799 Application No. 2014-09 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03191-220R Description of Property: Lot 4, Mystic Palms Subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 5 page 8. Name in which assessed: Indian Pass Builders, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 19th day of March, 2014. Dated this 10th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2014 97685S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No.: 2014-03PR IN RE: ESTATE OF RUBY LEE HOLLINGSWORTH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Ruby Lee 97651S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PNC, C/O Tampa 1 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. 258 Application No. 2014-06 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 01399-000R Description of Property: Lot 4, Block 3, of Riverside Estates Addition to lola recording to the Official Map or Plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Eleanor Rosemarie Conley 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 19th day of March, 2014. Dated this 10th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2014 Creamer’s Tree Service Call Jason @ (850)832-9343 If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers.

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CAN SUBLEASE OFFICE SPACES. 1000.00/MO.WATER INCLUDED. 4516279 DocksideSeafood &RawBar @PSJMarinaNOWHIRING EXPERIENCED: Hostesses Bartenders Servers/BussersAPPLY3:00PM-5:00PMONLYMON.THRUFRI.steamersdocksideseafood@yahoo.com 4516358 4516266Aline's Beauty Salon taking applications for Licensed Cosmetologist and/or Nail Technician. Apply in person at 315 Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe. 850-229-6600. 4516361 GARAGE SALEBenetting theGulf Coast Hope Center of Gulf County, Inc.February 20-22, 2014 9:00am 4:00pm772 W. Hwy 98, Suite AWe welcome your donated items at the oce towards this benet garage sale. Bldg Const/TradesOPS Wildlife TechnicianFL Fish & Wildlife Conservation Com. Tate’s Hell Wildlife Mgt. Area Franklin County $27,487.20 Annual. Heavy equipment operation, vegetation maintenance, controlled burns, manage public hunts and wildlife surveys. Send electronic resumes to: Billie.Clayton@MyFWC.com For additional information contact: Billie Clayton 850-265-3676 EEO/AA Employer Web ID#: 34280991 Hollingsworth, Deceased, File Number 2014-03PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 13, 2014. Personal Representative: Teresa Burns 1110 Palm Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Petitioner J. Patrick Floyd FL Bar No. 257001 Law Offices J. Patrick Floyd, Chtd. 408 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32546 (850) 227-7413 February 13, 20, 2014 97821S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY Case No. 13-137-CA CAROL M. DOW Plaintiff, vs. ROBIN PERDOMO, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 11, 2014, and entered in Civil Case No. 13-137-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein CAROL M. DOW is the Plaintiff and ROBIN PERDOMO is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., E.T., on the 20th day of March, 2014, the following described property situated in Gulf County, Florida and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of Southwest Quarter of Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and run South 0226’17” East for 1367.31 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 0226’17” East for 706.29 feet; thence South 8915’03” East for 318.41 feet; thence North 0229’05” West for 709.70 feet; thence North 8951’33” West for 317.665 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands having an area of 5.16 acres, more or less, and being subject to a 30 foot wide roadway easement along the Southerly boundary thereof. LESS AND EXCEPT: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of Southwest Quarter of Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence along the West line of said Northeast Quarter, South 0226’17” East for 1367.31 feet to a concrete monument; thence continue along said West line, South 0226’17” East 412.03 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence South 8913’31” East for 180.00 feet; thence South 0439’57” West for 296.12 feet; thence North 8915’03” West for 143.21 feet; thence along the West line of said Northeast Quarter, North 0226’17” West for 296.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands containing 1.10 acres, more or less. TOGETHER WITH 1991 FLEE MOBILE HOME ID # FLFLL70A18789CM. 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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities need special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or Telephone (850)229-6113 prior to such proceedings. Witness my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 13th day of February, 2014. Costin & Costin Charles A. Costin 413 Williams Ave. P.O. Box 98 Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457 850-227-1159 Email: ccostin costinlaw.com February 20, 27, 2014 j j ADOPTION: j j Adoring, Financially Secure couple await jjj 1st baby. jjj j Allison & Hal j j 1-800-552-0045 j Expenses Pd FLBar42311 Cue’s Quality Used Furniture and Thrift Store Introducing a new line of mattresses-made in USAby Golden Mattress Company. Twins starting at $69. Fulls starting at $88. Queens starting at $108. 1425 Hwy 71 South Wewa. 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