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The star
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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 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Commissioner Joanna Bryan on Tuesday asked her fellow board members to take a step back and consider all options for moving the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce. Commissioners agreed to table action taken during last weeks special meeting and allow a committee of Sheriff Mike Harrison, county administrator Don Butler and staff to come back to the board with a full plate of options. At that time, Commissioner Warren Yeager suggested and Bryan agreed, commissioners should have a workshop to solicit public input. The conversation began with Bryan detailing concerns from constituents regarding the SO moving to downtown Port St. Joe and into the building housing the Supervisor of Elections. The public, Bryan said, had raised issues concerning available parking along Long Avenue, the message sent about safety by the presence of the SO and Port St. Joe Police Department within a block of each other and the impact on downtown of an emergency response from the SO. In addition, Bryan noted, as this was an election year, the Supervisor of Elections of ce could not feasibly move until 2015, and the renovations and repairs that would be taken on by moving two separate of ces would burden taxpayers. Bryan added that taking space in downtown for the Supervisor of Elections of ce would mean an additional property that could be a retail shop or restaurant would be taken off the market. Conversely, the BOCC could rent or lease a space that is currently empty and have a landlord nd a better deal in the private sector as the economy improved. We de nitely need more space for the sheriffs of ce, Bryan said, adding that commissioners should be looking at other buildings and properties. I think we should look at the Industrial Park until we identify grant funds for a suitable building.Special to The StarTo celebrate a fantastic year, the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce will have its 78th awards dinner today, Feb. 27, at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. Chamber President Aaron Farnsley will give the annual address focusing on the successes of the past year. Judge Tim McFarland will preside over the induction of the boards three newest members. New this year will be the award given to recognize the volunteer organization of the year. While in past year the Chamber has awarded an individual with this recognition, we felt there were many organizations that have worked tirelessly for our community, Chamber director Paula Pickett said. We wanted to recognize their efforts and say thank you. Additional awards will include Business of the Year for 2013 to recognize By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Anyone who has driven by Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School in the past week might have noticed something new. An array of 10,000 kilowatt solar panels was constructed by engineers of Independent Green Technologies out of Tallahassee. The array, paid for through a Duke Energy grant, will supply the school with 8-12 hours of power a day and continuously recharges during daylight hours. The materials were provided by the Florida Solar Energy Centers in Cocoa. The grid makes power as it uses power, said Greg Linton, Supervisor at IGT. It also relieves the schools carbon footprint. Principal Jeremy Knapp said he applied for the grant in November 2012 and that the system has been a long time coming. Schools are always struggling with money, Knapp said. We hope that over time, this grid will be something that helps. We hope we can save a couple thousand dollars every few months. After materials were delivered, construction of the grid took just 10 days, and Knapp anticipated being able to turn it on before the end of this week.PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STARMore than 200 guests turned out last week for the second Tourist Development Council Winter Guest Reception. Vacationers to Gulf County enjoyed food and drinks, swapped stories and planned future excursions in the area. The guest receptions are part of the TDCs outreach to snowbirds and other tourists during what has been a busy winter season. Bed tax numbers in December spiked 48 percent over the previous year. Commissioners discuss sheriffs of ce moveSee SHERIFFS OFFICE A2Sportsmans Banquet March 13, B1 TAR TAR Thursday, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 YEAR 76, NUMBER 20A sunny receptionHigh school partially powered by the sun 78th Chamber awards dinner to welcome Lewis Jordan See SUN A3 See CHAMBER A3Opinion ...........................A4-A5Letters to the Editor .............A4Outdoors ...............................A6 Sports.....................................A7School News ...........................B3Faith ........................................B4 Obituaries ...............................B4Classi eds ........................B6-B8By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Mexico Beach City Council on Tuesday began the physical task of constructing its new city hall. During a special meeting, the council voted to demolish the existing Parker House structure. The city is putting itself in a civil liability, Councilman Gary Woodham said. Its an eyesore, and its no longer needed. The demolition will be completed by Cathey Construction, but no date has been set. Woodham also made a motion requesting use of funds for attorney costs set at a maximum of $3,000 to explore additional litigation opportunities against the insurance company responsible for the claim on the Parker House. The motion passed in a 3-1 vote with Councilwoman Tanya Castro dissenting and Mayor Al Cathey passing the chair to Jack Mullen because of Cathey Constructions involvement in the project. During an executive session held last week, Mexico Beach council votes to demolish Parker HouseSee PARKER HOUSE A2 Mexico Beachs historic Parker House was purchased by the city in 2011 as a new city hall and caught re several days later.SPECIAL TO THE STAR

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, February 27, 2014 $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 SHERIFFsS OFFICE from page A1Bryan said the solution might be constructing an entirely new facility for the SO. I really like the idea of the Industrial Park, Commissioner Carmen McLemore said. We need to look at everything. Harrison seemed to shoot down the idea of the Industrial Park, saying it was his understanding that by statute, the SO must be located in the county seat. It was later noted by Commissioner Ward McDaniel that the Bay County Sheriffs Ofce headquarters are in Lynn Haven, not the county seat of Panama City. Butler said an agreement with the federal Economic Development Administration controls the Industrial Park and its tenant through 2016, and the county may not be allowed to site the SO there regardless. Bryan said she believed the BOCC could approach the EDA before that time, given the problems the county has had leasing the 10,000-square-foot building, including the breaking of the current lease by Wewahitchka-based Tifco. Yeager agreed the ultimate solution could be a new facility, but suggested the Supervisor of Elections ofce was the best t given the available square footage. The SO investigative unit currently uses a portion of the Old Health Department building, the main tenant of which is the Supervisor of Elections. Bryan emphasized the ordeal of moving the Supervisor of Elections to a new building, the work required ahead of a physical move and the costs. We are creating a lot of expense for taxpayers, Bryan said. She said the county could nd another way to maximize the additional space in the Long Avenue building. I think we can make use of that space, Bryan said. I think we should be looking at other options of where the sheriffs ofce could go. Harrison said parking would not be an issue along Long Avenue, that the Port St. Joe Police Department and EMS already respond to emergency through town with sirens and lights and that he believed the close proximity of the SO and PD would engender a feeling of safety in folks. After a motion was passed to allow a small committee to bring options to the board, McDaniel concluded commissioners need to be thinking about building. (The sheriff) is in a predicament, McDaniel said, adding the BOCC should look at available land it owns, the costs of a new building and the feasibility of securing grant funding to help defray those costs.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com With Commissioner Joanna Bryan saying she did not want a repeat of the issues pertaining to Americus Ditch, the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday tabled the awarding of a bid for improvements around the Lands Landing boat ramp. The BOCC was presented by staff with the nal bid tabulations and recommendation from county engineer Preble Rish on a grant-funded project to improve the boat ramp and surrounding area. The low bidder, a company out of Georgia, had only reinstated its licenses in the past six months, Bryan noted, compared to other bidders that were decades in business, and she wondered whether requirements on workers compensation insurance and performance bonds were met. She also questioned whether the company carried required certication to work on marine projects such as boat ramps. Im concerned they do not meet all requirements, Bryan said. We have already been burned on other projects. Commissioner Warren Yeager said he had never heard of the company, though he was familiar with several of the bidding contractors that are located in Bay County and Panama City. County attorney Jeremy Novak noted to commissioners that an application for a local bidders preference one of the bidders was Cathey Construction had not been asserted for the project. He also noted that qualications for such grant-funded projects are specic to the project. County grant administrator Towan Kopinsky said some requirements would not need to be met until a contract was sign. At some point well sign a contract with them, and we can tie it all down then, county administrator Don Butler said. Bryan was not satised. We need to examine our bid policy, and that we are ensuring that we have all the qualications we need, Bryan said. We need to be certain we are looking at the qualications at the time of awarding. Yeager, reiterating his unfamiliarity with the contractor, agreed that more information was needed before the county entered into any contract. They may very well be a great contractor, Yeager said, but we need to be sure. Commissioner Carmen McLemore said he would be comfortable awarding the contract to the next lowest bidder, a company out of Panama City, but the board decided to table the bids pending additional information. BOCC questions bid process for boat ramp improvements Woodham expressed a desire to meet with an attorney, but had not put a price tag on the visits. Castro strongly opposed the motion, unsure it was a wise use of the citys money, and said he preferred the council read over the contracts themselves. Im not saying that Im going to spend it, I just want to be authorized, Woodham said. I wont spend a dime more than I have to. Woodham said he planned to meet with an attorney specializing in insurance cases as early as this week. During Februarys ofcial meeting, Mullen shared news that after a two-year battle, theyd nally been offered a settlement on the historic Park House, which caught re in 2011, several days after being purchased by the city. At the time, the council held off a formal vote on accepting the offer in order to hold last weeks executive session to explore options. The city originally paid $429,000 for the house and 5acre property and received more than $660,000 in damages. More than $140,000 was spent in rent and upkeep costs on the damaged building, leaving just $485,000 to build a new city hall. The insurance company has offered a settlement of $174,000 for the remaining damages. The council made plans to raze the structure and build a new city hall elsewhere on the property but feared demolishing the house until the insurance case was closed. PARKER HOUsSE from page A1The city is putting itself in a civil liability. Its an eyesore, and its no longer needed.Gary Woodham Mexico Beach City Council FIND IT ONLINEFind breaking news, photo galleries, obituary guestbooks and more at www.star.com.

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, February 27, 2014 FLORIDADEPARTMENTOFHEALTH INGULFCOUNTYClosingtheGapProgram FebruaryisAmericanHeartMonthHeartdiseaseistheleadingcauseofdeath forbothmenandwomenanditisoen preventableandcontrollable.Everyyear, about715,000Americanshaveaheartattack. 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 JoinUsforYourAnnualMeeting Theentirecreditunionbenetswhen membersparticipate.Thatswhywe inviteeverymembertoattendour yourannualmeeting.Allmembers areequalownersofthecreditunion. Ourannualmeetingisanoccasionfor managementandelectedofcialsto reporttoyou,theowners.And,itsanopportunityforyoutolearnabout thecreditunionsnancialposition,productsandservices,currentbusinessissues,andgoals.Youllmeetface-to-facewiththepeoplewhorun yourcreditunion.Withoutyourinput,leaderscanonlyguesswhatyouand otherownerswantfromyourcreditunion. Allmembersattendingwillreceiveagiftatthedoor.Oncethebusiness meetingisconcluded,wewillhavedrawingsforseveralcashprizesgiven bythecreditunion.Wehopetoseeyouthere! NotamemberofEmeraldCoastFederalCreditUnionyet?Thenweinvite youtojoin!Weareacommunitycreditunion.Thatmeansifyoulive, work,worship,orattendschoolinGulfCounty,FranklinCounty,ortheCity ofMexicoBeach,youareeligibleformembership!Sopleasestopbyto meetourfriendlystaffandtakeadvantageofalltheservicesweoffer.At EmeraldCoastFederalCreditUnionyouaremorethanjustanumber,you arepartofourfamily!Event:CreditUnionAnnualMeeting When:MondayMarch10,2014at7:00pm,EST Where:PortSt.JoeElementarySchoolAuditorium502WoodwardAvenue,PortSaintJoe,Florida32456 101EastRiverRoad,Wewahitchka,Florida32465 248USHighway98,Eastpoint,Florida32328 Ph:(850)227-1156(850)639-5024(850)670-1199 Toll-free:1-877-874-0007 Email:emeraldcoast@fairpoint.net www.emeraldcoastfcu.com The grid will buffer the schools electricity but will not run independently. If the school loses the power, the array will not be enough to keep the lights on, but for Knapp, its a step in the right direction. Knapp said solar systems are common in cities such as Miami and throughout Central Florida, and hes happy to bring the technology to Port St. Joe. If the grid turns out to be a money-saver for the school, the school might raise funds and expand the array in the future. The grid also will play a role in upcoming science classes. Students will be able to see how much energy is coming in, and theyll have the ability to compare it to other schools. Knapp said the grid already has received a lot of attention, and hes excited for students to learn how it works. People are very interested, Knapp said. This is a $200,000 system, and it hasnt cost us a dime. Thats a huge benet to the school and the students. WES LOCHER | The StarPort St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School received a 10,000 kilowatt solar array through a grant from Duke Energy. CHAMBER from page A1a company thats celebrated a standout year. This years guest speaker will be Lewis Jordan, CEO of GratitudeAmerica Inc., a nonprot organization with the mission of assisting communities in building local programs to support U.S. veterans, their families and the families of fallen soldiers. Jordan enjoyed a 50-year career in commercial aviation before devoting himself to GratitudeAmerica. Career highlights include serving as president and chief operating ofcer for Flying Tigers, the worlds largest international cargo and military transport, as well as Continental Airlines during its major growth and acquisition period. In 1993 Jordan co-founded ValuJet Airlines and served as its president and later its successor, AirTran Airways, where he served as chairman until his retirement from management in 1997. He remained an active member of the AirTran board until it was acquired by Southwest Airlines in May of 2011. By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com Last week marked the rollout of the 2014 Gulf County Tourist Development Councils visitors guide, a must-have for anyone stepping foot in the county for the rst time. Those who pick up their copy from the Welcome Center or a variety of locations around the county are sure to notice one thing right away: Its bigger. The book, emblazoned with a palm tree at sunset on the cover, has increased in size from 60 to 80 pages. We added more interestbased destinations in this version, said TDC executive director Jennifer Jenkins. Its all about what you can do while youre here. A section dedicated to water-related activities kicks off the guide and covers aquatic adventures such as shing, kayaking and scalloping. For the rst time, an entire spread is dedicated to St. Joe Bay and related activities. To encourage exploring within the county, another section spotlights the beach and favorite local activities such as shelling and hunting, two big draws for visitors. Were encouraging visitors to get out and about while theyre here, Jenkins said. A local showcase section shares information on area shopping, restaurants, music and nightlife and includes the best local recipes on how to cook up what visitors might catch on their shing or hunting excursions. The destinations section rounds out the guide with the wonders of Gulf County to give visitors an overview of parks, forests and other must see locales. Much of the photography in the guide was contributed and provides a real look at the county through the eyes of locals and visitors. The goal of this guide is to let visitors know that there is a lot to do in this wonderful destination, Jenkins said. More than 75,000 copies of the guide rolled off the press last week and can be found in 30 stands in the area including regional Welcome Centers and airports in Tallahassee, Panama City and Fort Walton Beach. The guide is also the basis for the new TDC website, which is expected to go live next month. The guide was produced entirely in-house, Jenkins said. We did all of the writing and editing and managed all of the photo shoots. It took us four months of hard work, and we are extremely proud of it. TDC rolls out 2014 visitors guideSS PECIAl L TO TT HE SS TARThe Tourist Development Council released the 2014 version of the Gulf County visitors guide this week. SUN from page A1

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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 ASectionGulf Coast State College asked me to teach a class revolving around the history of Gulf County. Im not sure if its irony or humor here. But it doesnt make good sense no matter how it was derived. The aws are obvious. I havent taught in a regular class room setting in 30 years. The little history I know about Gulf County is what I learned waiting my turn up at Coopers Barber Shop (You can ponder the reliability of that on your own). And I quit a perfectly good job so I wouldnt have to work no more. About the only thing I can gure is that someone at Gulf Coast thought I was old enough to have survived the yellow fever epidemic that wreaked havoc on the once thriving City of St. Joseph! The program is really a good idea. The college is offering an array of enrichment courses entitled Education Encore to adults in the community. For a small fee the school has put together several classes that should peak most anyones interest in a wide variety of subjects. Several of the classes are hands on. I do applaud Gulf Coast for their continuing interest in our area. But nobody is going to pay to listen to me! Besides, I dont need the hassle. Id have to shave if I joined in on this venture! And nd a clean white shirt. It would de nitely curtail my travel plans for a couple of months. I remember teaching those high school kids. You may not believe this, but some days Danny Tankersley came to class with learning not the uppermost thing on his mind. Right in the middle of my lecture on how Hitler came to power, Janet (Hank) Murphy hit a couple of notes on her old guitar and broke out with a dang good rendition of Delta Dawn. Traci Middleton could talk the ears off a paranoid donkey. Kitty Core threw erasers at me. And Steve Lawrence and Pam Parker seemed a lot more interested in each other than anything I ever said. That teaching gig is not as easy as it looks! Those college guys were persistent. We cant pay you much, but then were not expecting a whole lot. Just talk about Gulf County and dont embarrass the school. Not exactly a ringing endorsement! I meant to tell them no. I had no on my brain. I assimilated all the information, rolled it around in my head, weighed the pros and cons, and realized no was the only logical and intelligent decision. Yes came out of my mouth. The school hung up on me before I could take it back! I immediately tried to think of somebody in Gulf County older than me. I needed some serious help. Why did George Core and Wesley Ramsey have to die! Those guys could have attended the Constitutional Convention held here in 1838. They certainly were walking encyclopedias on Gulf County history. I wish Id paid more attention when they were discussing life, liberty and local stuff. Dr. Robert King came to mind. He probably held stock in The Lake Wimico & St. Joseph Canal and Railroad Company. It was too late to interview him now. Paula Boyette leaped to the rescue. A former student, who actually listened to me on occasion, showed me through the Florida History and Genealogy Room in the local library. She brought out diaries and letters written during the Old St. Joseph period. I poured over Spanish maps and French fort plans. I studied Andrew Jacksons movements during the First Seminole war. I viewed newspaper clippings covering parts of two hundred years pertaining to Gulf County. I read Jake Belins book on Ed Ball. I climbed up in a lighthouse. None of this helped my nerves on the rst day. It was scary to say the least. And daunting, with a little intimidation thrown in for good measure! Why couldnt this be a class on Baseball Trivia in the 1950s or early American Clock Making or World War II history. Id have a chance. I was hoping for six or seven interested folks so we could discuss this thing. Twenty-eight showed up. I was going to have to teach something! It is de nitely an adult gathering. There are people in this class older than me! Now, that is a feat in itself; but what a great group. They chose to come to Gulf County and their interest, care and love for it are obvious. They have invested here. I cleared my throat and jumped in with both feet. I skipped that part about uncovering most of my information for this class while getting a haircut. I didnt bother to discuss my shortcomings or fears about the whole process. I was too busy marveling at their refreshingly eager and enthusiastic thirst for learning. They show up early, listen intently, take notes, ask pertinent and intelligent questions and call me to task if I stray a mite. They have made this study interesting and alive! And they have given me, I can assure you, much more than I have departed to them. Learning is a golden virtue no matter the age or which end of the podium you are looking over. You just wait till I get the call next year. Gulf Coast State College is going to have to pay me a whole lot more. Ive got experience now! Respectfully, Professor KesCollege picks the wrong guy! How did I get myself in this predicament? Weve all asked ourselves that question before; Im pretty sure. You know we often think things are a good idea and they turn out to be a really bad. The other night, I heard my big dog crying. He is not a crier; he is just a pile up on the sofa, bring me some food, scratch my back kind of dog. So if hes crying, something is wrong. It was. Doolittle, my 95-pound poodle was sitting at the top of the stairs with his nose sticking over the rst step. He was balling. I could only think of the rst time I went skiing and someone talked me into going to the top of the mountain. They didnt tell me that the terrain was much more dif cult and I was possibly going to die trying to get to the bottom. I made it to the bottom, falling and cartwheeling most of the way and then deciding to walk. That was many years ago, I do a little better now. My dog was not coming down the stairs. He is an intelligent dog obviously, because he piles up on the sofa and eats anything he wants to eat within reach. Please dont give me the table food being bad for dogs speech. Im not giving it to him, he takes it. I have witnessed the ineffectiveness of various types of child locks and also watched as my little dog stood on the pedal of the ip-up trash can and Doolittle stuck his head in to pull the bag out. Ive witnessed them push two child locks in unison on opposite sides of the pull out cabinet type trash can. When they were successful, it was a party for them. All that was usually left was a plastic bag The problem was eventually solved with a locking latch on a normal aluminum can. Doolittle still is intelligent or at least pretty good at guring things out. However, he was not coming down the stairs. Up the stairs was not a problem. However, he wasnt coming down. I gured out he was afraid of falling. At about 7 years old, he should still be able to manage, but he thought otherwise. He circled and circled, he couldnt even be bribed. At almost a hundred pounds, I couldnt really lift him and get him down the stairs because he did not want to come. Think about your Big Ole Uncle Earl who might have had too much hard scuppernong juice and being dead set on staying where he was. My son and I managed to walk him down or perhaps gently drag him down. My son checked Doolittles feet and discovered they were slippery from excess hair, etc. Okay, he needs a haircut, I can x that. What was even better was that my dog was smart enough to gure that out. He is my dog In the meantime, I had to keep him from going up the stairs because my back just couldnt handle getting him down and I didnt want him to get hurt. I built a blockade of straight-back chairs at the bottom of the stairs to keep him from coming up. Never mind the possibility of a re or some other reason to have to get out of the house quickly, I was dealing with my dogs safety or fears or psychological issues or my potential back problems. All seemed well until about 3 in the morning. At that time, it sounded like a bar ght was going on in the kitchen or foyer of my house. I knew what it was, or at least I knew what I hoped it was. The barricade did not work. A very sleepy, happy dog met me in the hall. You cant get mad at him. He wanted to be upstairs. Of course I let him stay and worried about getting him down the next morning. We love our dogs and we also love what they teach us. They might be like Uncle Earl when he tries to put the all you can eat buffet out of business or has too much hard cider, but we love them. What do we do? Like Doolittle, we keep climbing because we can and because whats at the top must be worth it. We dont worry about how Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com.Looking down from the top CRANKS MY TRACTORBN HeardPage 4 Thursday, February 27, 2014 HUNKER DOWNKesley ColbertFriends of the Library say thanksDear Editor, The Friends of the Gulf County Public Library would like to take this opportunity to thank some very special merchants and individuals for making the Bunco for Books such a success. Our local merchants once again showed their interest and concern for our community by contributing generously to the door prizes and auction items made available to all Bunco participants. Kudos to the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes for organizing a delightful evening of fun and competition. Our emcee, Patti Blaylock, did an amazing job keeping the games moving so smoothly. We wish to especially thank Eric Spilde for opening the Fish House on an evening in which they are usually closed just for our enjoyment. Our biggest thanks go out to all who attended. With your help $2,194.50 was raised for the library. These funds will be used to purchase books, books on CDs and DVDs for the patrons of our library. We encourage everyone to visit our library and discover one of our communitys true treasures. In sincere appreciation,Cathy Colbertpresident of the Friends of the LibrarySpay, neuter your cat its freeDear Editor, If you have been following the Olympics you no doubt have heard the heartwarming story of the American snowboarder attempting to rescue the many stray puppies in Sochi. Sadly this situation of homeless animals exists around the world. Port St Joe is no different. Spaying and neutering is the only answer in addressing the overpopulation problem. Once again our very own Animal Shelter on Tenth Street is offering free spay and neuter surgery for our pets and strays. Now there is no excuse for having unaltered animals in our midst. Nor should we tolerate neighbors who allow their animals to roam free which contributes to the indiscriminate breeding. The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. M. Gandhi. Respectfully,Nancy LeistPort St. JoeBy PHILIPPE A SAXESpecial to The Star As a rheumatologist who treats patients with chronic and debilitating arthritis, I derive a great deal of satisfaction when the treatment I prescribe helps my patients and improves their quality of life. However, two protocols used by insurance companies to reduce their costs prior authorization and step therapyare responsible for placing a heavy burden on medical providers and unnecessarily interfere with a physicians ability to provide effective treatment. Prior authorization refers to an insurance company policy that requires physicians to obtain the insurers approval before they agree to cover the cost of certain treatments and medications. Each different insurer can have dozens of different prior authorization forms doctors must complete depending on the type of insurance coverage the patient has. To meet these requirements, physicians have to complete time consuming phone calls, e-mails, faxes, and input of data which detracts from patient care. Fail rst or step therapy protocols require patients to try the least expensive treatment or medication to address their problem, despite what the physician recommends. Insurance companies require patients to rst fail on the least expensive treatment option before receiving the one their physician originally prescribed for them. These protocols may result in a patients condition deteriorating and being hospitalized. Prior authorization and fail rst protocols are primarily paperbased, and are extremely inef cient. Studies have shown that the prior authorization process is costing the health care system between $23-31 billion per year, which equates to about $85,000 per physician. These costs are ultimately passed on to consumers in the form of higher insurance premiums or out-ofpocket expenses. The insurance companies utilize fail rst and prior authorization protocols to save costs by delaying or denying treatment. As a result, a patients treatment may be unnecessarily delayed, or denied altogether. Florida HB 1001 sponsored by Representative Brodeur reduces medical red tape by creating short, standardized, electronically available, prior authorization forms for medical procedures and prescription drugs, that all insurance carriers will be required to accept. Additionally, insurance companies will be required to act on the request for prior authorization within 72 hours or the drug/procedure is deemed automatically approved. This bill also puts the physician in charge of fail rst protocols by allowing the physician to override fail rst restrictions if the physician deems the treatment to be ineffective. In addition, this bill requires insurance companies to maintain an accurate and updated list of providers on their website so that patients can make Letters to the EDITOR Better medical care, less hassleSee MEDICAL A5

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www.starfl.com ASection Thursday, February 27, 2014 Page 5 LETTERSSubmitted by the manager of a local child care centerEach child is unique; however, each needs to master skills that will be needed in order to be able to learn in group situations such as a classroom. Early education provides the ideal opportunity to do this. A trained child care instructor will take each child at their present stage of development and prepare them for new experiences and instructions so that as they enter kindergarten they will be ready to learn and become more familiar with classroom settings. These children also will have the con dence needed in order for them to enjoy learning as they embark on the journey that begins with kindergarten. Children learn many skills and other important things at home but learning to function within a group is very different and dif cult for most children in the beginning. Some of the areas that need to be mastered in the group setting include: Functioning in a group of ten or more children, who are talking, playing and learning. Sharing with classmates. Waiting your turn. Going to the bathroom and always washing your hands with soap. Taking proper care of books, toys and play items. Listening to someone read stories and then answering questions. Speaking in front of a group. Buttoning, snapping, zipping their own clothes and learning how to tie their own shoes. The familiarity and use of classroom items and equipment: How to use dry erase boards and erasers. Making manipulative items fun, while developing motor skills. Doing a dramatic play is a favorite activity that develops social skills. Science items and facts. Hands on items. Learn to do puzzles and identify shapes such as squares, triangles, rectangles and circles. Construction projects with blocks. How to enjoy the class library. Art Projects. How to use various mediums and the names of colors, paints, etc. How to cut and paste pictures. The fun of water play and other projects. Children who have become accustomed to these areas of development will be able to concentrate on gaining the cognitive skills and general knowledge they will need to solve problems and learn the alphabet and counting. These children will also learn to write the alphabet and numbers, as well as write their name and read up to 20 sight words. Early education is very important to each and every child. The importance is very evident and each child should be offered this opportunity to have a head start on education. PAC has new websiteSpecial to The StarCitizens Improving Gulf County is a legal Political Action Committee that is pleased to announce the release of its new revised website effective immediately. The new and improved website is a vehicle for citizens to see the latest political news and to le complaints or ask about issues that concern the community. There is no membership cost to belong and everyone is invited to participate as we would like to hear your opinions and concerns. The website address is www.gulfcountycitizens. com or you may also write to Citizens Improving Gulf County, P.O. Box 1022, Port St Joe, FL 32457. You might have recently observed the behavior and actions by the Gulf County Commission as we have and would prefer to see a transparent, honest and effective County Commission that operates in the sunshine. If this is one of your concerns or if you have others, please contact us and get involved. The government is supposed to work for you. Our membership is comprised of Democrats, Republicans, blacks, whites and various religions scattered over the entire county in every district with a common cause to improve our community and keep out of the hands of special interest. In the words of Plato, one of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. We have made headway ghting corruption and with your continued help will continue to be effective, said Chairman Jim Garth. Heart disease risk can be linked to other matters of the heartBy the staff at MyGulfCareMatters of the heart can in uence actual heart health, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Utah. Published in Psychological Science, a journal for the Association of Psychological Science. The ndings show that the way in which you and your spouse support each other can actually have a signi cant bearing on your overall cardiovascular health. The ndings reveal that when both partners perceive the support they get from each other as sometimes helpful and sometimes upsetting, also known as ambivalent, each partners level of coronary artery calci cation (CAC) tends to be measurably higher. The researchers studied 136 couples with an average age of 63, and average length of marriage of 36 years. The couples answered questions about how helpful or upsetting their spouse was during times when they needed support, advice or a favor. By using CT scan to measure the coronaryartery calci cation, the researchers found that those who both reported their spouse to be sometimes helpful, and sometimes not so much had higher CAC levels. For the couples where only one spouse felt the other to be ambivalent, the risk was signi cantly lower. When both spouses reported the other to be helpful, supportive and not upsetting in times of need or stress, there was an even more signi cant decrease in cardiovascular-disease risk. We tend to look at lifestyles and heredity as being the determining factors for health-related risks. Sometimes the answer may be a little closer to home. The stress, no matter the source, can have an effect on the heart. The term heart disease refers to a number of symptoms or disease factors that decrease the health of the heart or its associated blood vessels. High blood pressure is typically considered a risk factor for heart disease rather than a symptom. If you or your spouse have hypertension, it is important to take time to seek professional treatment. A primary care provider can help you determine a treatment plan for your hypertension. For more information about healthy, active lifestyles contact MyGULFCare at 229-5606 or 227-1276, ext. 132, to nd out about the services we provide. Stop by the WIG Center on Peters Street in Port St. Joe on the second and fourth Tuesday of this month anytime from 1-3 p.m. (EST) for a free blood pressure check and KNEW You lesson. Early Education The Port St. Joe Port Authority recently launched its 2014 Capital Campaign to raise funds to cover its necessary operating expenses for the coming year. Letters and pledge forms were sent to various businesses and individuals in the area. The Port Authority is progressing on a Fast Track to be operational by early to mid-2015. This is exciting news in that an operational port will bring needed jobs and increased business activity in Gulf County and the surrounding region. For this to happen, we desperately need your nancial support to keep the Port Authority active until such time as we have a revenue source from the leasing of Port Authority property and/or collection of fees from port users. Those of you who received pledge notices, we ask that you please return them with your contribution. To those who did not receive letters, your contribution, in any amount, would be deeply appreciated. Send contributions to: The Port St. Joe Port Authority Post Of ce Box 745 Port St. Joe, FL 32457. The Port is our greatest asset and will be for generations to come. Please lend your support now!Sincerely,Chairman Leonard Costin, Secretary Jason Shoaf, Past Chairwoman Joanna White, Vice Chairman Eugene Raffield, Treasurer Jessica Rish The Port St. Joe Port Authority would like to thank the following for their generous donations to the Port Authority during its 2013 Capital Campaign:2013 HONOR ROLLPlatinum ($10,000) City of Port St. Joe The St. Joe Company Silver ($1,000) Gulf County Economic Development Alliance Mr. & Mrs. Michael Wellman Anonymous Shoreline Medical Group-Dr. Tom Curry & Dr. Betty Curry Kerigan Marketing Associates, Inc.Bronze ($500) Bluewater Outrigger, Inc. Durens Piggly Wiggly Mr. Frank PateSupporter ($10$499) iFix Computers PSJ, LLC Centennial Bank Coast2Coast Printing & Promotions, Inc. Also, many thanks to those who have already given generously in 2014 and who will be recognized in the 2014 Honor Roll.Open letter to the Citizens of Gulf County informed decisions as to which health insurance product to purchase. Although chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis cannot be cured, the specialized medical care from their rheumatologist can ease pain and improve the quality of life of our patients. It is time to reform existing prior authorization and rst fail protocols which are burdensome, expensive, and inef cient. Legislators must ensure our patients receive the necessary care recommended by their physicians in a timely fashion so they no longer needlessly suffer. Philippe A Saxe M.D. is managing partner at Arthritis Associates of South Florida in Delray Beach, immediate past president of the Florida Society of Rheumatology and serves on the executive committee of the Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations. Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS MEDICAL from page A4 Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR

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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .comwww.starfl.comSection Section A A few tips for tasty winter sheepsheadBy FRANK SARGEANT Special to the News Herald Sheepshead look like an oversized saltwater bluegill in a convict suit, and as such, they ought to be very easy to catch. To be sure, they are abundant pan sh of the saltwater kind, but catching them can at times be a challenge. However, if youre interested in eating bottom sh and who isnt they are becoming one of the few games in town, so tightly are the feds limiting our take of grouper and most snappers. And theyre one of the more active species in Panhandle waters from now through March. The limit on sheepshead still allows you to take them home by the ock; the rule is 15 daily over 12 inches, which means if you have two or three anglers aboard and happen into a swarm of hungry heads, you can actually ll the cooler, a rarity with any species these days. You wont be taking home any 20-pounders, as you might with gags or red snapper, to be sure, (the all-tackle sheepshead record is 21 pounds, 4 ounces, the Florida record 15-2) but a stack of 1to 3-pounders is likely, and if you sh offshore rockpiles during the February/ April spawn, you might add some sh of 5 to 8 pounds to the box. (There are no federal regulations on the species, but you must comply with state limits when you return to shore.) Sheepshead are not wimps; theyre remarkably powerful critters for their size. A ve-pounder caught on the ats is a match for a red sh of similar size though its rare to catch em on the ats because they are so much more wary than red sh (see below). And when you hook up with a heavy one around a piling, hes just as quick to wrap up and cut you off as any snook. First, a quick scoop of biology; Archosargus probatocephalus is a member of the porgie family, thus his shape. Sheepshead are named for their teeth, which do look somewhat sheeplike, and enable them to crunch up the shellsh and crabs which are their primary diet. Inside the mouth are hard, bony nodules which complete the crushing operation; they can grind up anything from oysters to mussels to barnacles if youve ever tried to scrape barnacles off a boat bottom, you have to truly admire the power in the sheepshead jaws, because they nip them off like carrots. Catching sheepshead is a learned art. It looks as if it should be very simple; toss a piece of fresh-cut shrimp in front of them and they eat it, most of the time. But that parsimonious mouth is very stingy when it comes to ingesting hooks; often they nip off the bait and leave Mr. Mustad hanging naked. First, its essential to use a hook small enough to t the relatively small mouth of the sh; size 1 or 1/0 is the ticket to admission. Actually smaller hooks work even better, but the teeth are so strong that the sh can occasionally bite right through the light wire of smaller hardware. (They also can bite through mono or uoro leader and line, and theres not much you can do about that if the hook goes in far enough for them to chomp on either. Adding wire leader is not an option they will rarely eat even the tastiest bait suspended on wire.) You usually need a sinker of some sort because heads are most often found in holes, channels and cuts, usually around rocks, concrete or other hard structure where shell sh can x and grow and where small crabs live. Boat docks and bridge pilings also attract them. One good way to rig is to put the hook on a dropper made of 20-pound test hard mono or uoro (both have more resistance to teeth than standard mono) and then hang the sinker on the bitter end of the line about 18 inches below. With this rig, you can immediately feel it when a sh starts nibbling on the bait; if the sinker is above the hook, as in a standard rig, the sh has to bite hard enough to move the sinker before you feel anything and by that time the bait might be long gone. Using braided line helps a lot the no-stretch ber transmits the feel of the nibbles much better than mono. Another good rig is a 1/8 to ounce jig head with an oversized hook, size 1/0 or so, on which a piece of fresh cut shrimp, about thumbnail-sized, is impaled. With the jig, you feel the bite immediately, and it casts more easily than a separate sinker/dropper rig. While fresh shrimp is by far the easiest bait to come by, sheepshead also readily take an assortment of other natural baits; oysters, ddler crabs, sand eas and tubeworms are all high on the list of sheepshead a cionados. Whatever the bait, the trick is to hold light tension on the line when you feel that rst bump. If you can sense weight there as you take up the slack, go ahead and set the hook; you miss some, but you hook most once you develop the touch. You often can visually locate sheepshead in clear water; they tend to hang near the surface, and you can spot them as they turn and ash. But even if you dont see them, you often can stir sh up by chumming around crusty pilings and riprap; use a hoe or spud to scrape the barnacles. As this stuff showers down, sheepshead will smell it and move in from considerable distance. Larger heads congregate on rockpiles and ledges in 8 to 30 feet of water to spawn from February into early April: many nearshore reefs also hold them at this time. There also is a limited ats shery for small sheepshead in Panhandle bays in early spring, anywhere you might see redsh tailing. On the lowest tides, its not uncommon to see them up in the shallows waving that gray tail as they root out an oyster or a shrimp. However, a sheepshead seen in this way is not a sheepshead caught; they are paranoid on a level that makes bone sh seem like carp. If you land an arti cial lure anywhere in the same zip code, they will instantly vaporize. The only tactic that has ever worked for me is to cast a whole shrimp, unweighted, on a light spinning rig uptide from the sh and let it sit there. Sometimes the sh smells it, swims up and eats it when that happens, you have achieved one of the pinnacles of ats angling. They put up a nice battle in the shallows, too, with some fast, powerful runs. Oddly, these same sh might travel to nearby potholes when the spirit moves them, and then they become dumb as cat sh; most of the large winter catches are made by nding these backcountry holes. They also settle into rocky holes in many coastal rivers during cold weather. Sheepshead are in the same gang as the pin sh, which explains something about their physiography they are armed with some of the sharpest, longest spines in shdom sort of the uberpin sh, if you will and the armament sprouts in all directions, from the back, the chest and the nether regions; there is hardly a safe way to pick up a sheepshead except with tongs. But pick up a sheepshead you must, because thats what it takes to extract those wonderful white llets. As you might expect of a creature that eats only shell sh, the taste of sheepshead completely belies the barnyardian name; it is among the nest of all shes, right up there with hog snapper another critter with a nasty name and a wonderful taste, come to think of it. After years of being wounded by heads, I nally came to the conclusion that the only reasonable way to deal with them was to disarm them. These days, when I catch one it goes on ice immediately to put it to sleep, as we like to tell the grandkids, and then out come the poultry shears. I systematically nip off every pointed spine on every sh if you leave even one, I can assure you it will nd a way to bury itself in your nger. Once the spines are gone, sheepshead llet pretty much like other sh, but they do have a thicker hide and tougher scalesrun the point of a sharp llet knife up each side of the backbone to make a channel before you start the lleting cut and it will go more smoothly. You have to cut around the base of the dorsal spines, too; they extend well into the meat. Now strip off the skin and youre ready to cook. On small sh, trim off the rib cage because it doesnt have much meat; on larger ones, you might nd it better to leave the rib meat in place and deal with the bones once the sh is cooked. Sheepshead are delicious any way you care to cook them. One of my shing friends likes to cube the meat, boil it brie y in crab boil spices like Zatarans, and then dip in melted butter and lemon juice tasty as lobster, and more tender. Of course, you cant beat breading and deep frying, and simply putting them in a sh basket, adding a little non-stick oil and plopping them on a hot grill is also a great way to go. Monday-Thursday7AM-6PM(EST)|Friday-Saturday7AM-7PM(EST) Sunday7AM-2PM(EST)Letsgo!Springtimeisalmosthere! Shopourhugeselectionofbeachwares, chairs,andtoys. Newarrivalsdailyofkayaks, Paddleboards,andshinggear. Spring time is almost here! 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This should be a good thing for local cat sh and bream anglers, but may hinder the inshore guys looking for trout and red sh. We should start to see spring time feeding patterns emerge soon!

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com ASectionBy BRAD MILNERHalifax Media Group Thomas Register and Travis Blanton have the dubious distinction of being basketball coaches involved in each of the Easts three losses in the Halifax All-Star Classic. Theyre hoping that trend changes on April 5. Both were chosen to coach the East boys in the 10th annual game to be held at the Billy Harrison Field House on the campus of Gulf Coast State College. Blanton is 02 in the series pitting some of the best senior prep basketball talent from 11 Panhandle counties. Register, a former GC assistant mens coach, is 0-1 in his previous attempt at a victory. The East boys, selected by The News Heralds sports department, are 6-3 against teams from the West, selected by the Northwest Florida Daily News in Fort Walton Beach. The West won in 2006, 08 and 10 and the East has won the past three meetings. Blanton, 47, entered this weekend in search of a District 1-4A title at Marianna. Hes guided the Bulldogs for 14 seasons and two Final Four appearances in 2008-09. He said he didnt lose any sleep over his Halifax Classic defeats, but admitted it would be nice to record a win for bragging rights. Blantons Halifax Classic debut came when the East had its only three-coach bench, as he joined Port St. Joes Derek Kurnitksy and Ponce de Leons Stacey Stafford in 2006. The West edged the East 9995 that year in what was only one of two games where both teams scored 90 points or more. Blanton returned in 2008 and joined Rutherfords Rhondie Ross in a 96-74 loss, which remains the largest margin of victory on the boys side. Register becomes the rst East coach to have been at two different high schools. Hes currently in his rst season at Vernon after leading Graceville for two years before spending one at Wallace-Hanceville, Ala., Community College. He paired with Franklin Countys Fred Drake in the 2010 Halifax Classic with the East falling 93-72, which was the second-largest margin of victory in the series. East girls coaches will be selected and announced in the coming weeks. The rst round of East boys and girls player selections also are on the horizon and the full 12-player rosters for the East and West will be released in early March. Player nominations are being accepted. Area coaches in the East coverage area are asked to send player name, position, height, statistics and other pertinent information to Brad Milner at The News Herald via e-mail at bmilner@pcnh.com or by calling 747-5065. Halifax Media Group and its two Florida daily newspapers, The News Herald and the Northwest Florida Daily News, again are lead sponsors along with GCSC. Additional sponsorship is provided by the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau. Any individual or business with a desire to sponsor the event may contact GCSC Athletic Marketing Representative Teresa Beaver at 769-1551, ext. 2813 or Milner, News Herald Writer Jason Shoot (jshoot@pcnh.com, 747-5067) and Executive Sports Editor Pat McCann (pmccann@pcnh.com, 747-5068). The event accepts any and all levels of sponsorships, from monetary support to in-kind donations.By BRAD MILNER747-5065 | @PCNHBradMilner bmilner@pcnh.com Two of the early boys selections for the Halifax All-Star Classic are still playing basketball. All four will take the court on April 5 in the quest to defeat the West. Malones Chai Baker, Vernons Alex Brown, Mosleys Nat Dixon and Rutherfords Khaliel Spearman have been chosen to represent the East in the 10th annual event to be played at the Billy Harrison Field House on the campus of Gulf Coast State College. Baker and Spearman are currently prepping for respective regional basketball games. Browns season ended in the district round and Dixons before then due to hitting the football recruiting trail. The East boys will be coached by Mariannas Travis Blanton and Vernons Thomas Register, both of whom are making return appearances in the game. The East teams are chosen by the sports department of The News Herald from an eight-county coverage area. They oppose roster from the West is comprised from the three-county coverage area of the Northwest Florida Daily News stationed in Fort Walton Beach. Baker and Dixon have cemented college destinations, while Brown and Spearman test their options. Baker signed with Oregon State and Dixon is moving on with a football scholarship at Boston College. The duo continues a line of Division I talent playing in the Halifax Classic, dating back to Gracevilles Rashaad Singleton in the inaugural event in 2005. Baker, a 6-foot-3 guard, and Malone will host Cottondale in the Region 1-1A seminal on Tuesday. The Tigers are in search of a third consecutive regionalnal berth with the previous two ending in defeat. Baker leads them into the contest with 22.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per game and will look to join his brother, Ty, in being a Halifax Classic winner, as the elder sibling was part of last years game. Spearman at 6-2 is Rutherfords leading scorer and has the Rams on the cusp of a second regional nal in three seasons. Rutherford hosts Tallahassee Rickards on Tuesday for the right to advance. The 6-3 Browns campaign ended with a loss to Cottondale in the District 2-1A seminal. His 33 ppg helped Register guide the Yellow Jackets to a winning record in his rst season at the helm after Vernon amassed 16 losses in 2012-13. Dixon also is capable of scoring at a similar clip with more than 30 ppg as a junior. His production dipped some this season, but hes still one of the areas best shooters and hes not afraid to heave the ball at the basket. The 64 guards leaping ability also gives the East some length inside. Complete 12-player rosters for the East and West will be released in early March. East girls coaches will be selected and announced in the coming weeks and the rst round of East girls player selections also are on the horizon. Star Staff ReportThe Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School softball team routed Blountstown and Altha last week to remain unbeaten. The Lady Gators beat Blountstown 11-2 last Wednesday with Ashleigh Price pitching the rst ve innings of the victory while striking out nine and allowing just three hits. Brianna Bailey earned the save with two shutout innings, striking out four. Bailey was 2 for 4 at the plate with a home run and two RBIs and two runs scored. Naomi Parker was 2 for 4, scored three runs and drove in three, Tara Walding was 2 for 4, scoring three times and driving in two and Shamario Cole was 2 for 2 and scored a run. The Lady Gators also swamped Altha 15-0. Parker pitched four innings for the win in the runrule game, striking out six and allowing no hits. Parker was also 2 for 3 at the plate, scoring three times. Price had a home run and was 3 for 3, Cole was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and Mariah Brown was 2 for 3 with a run scored. Bailey was 1 for 2 with two runs scored. The Lady Gators beat North Bay Haven 16-0. Price earned the win, facing eight batters and allowing one hit while striking out two. Parker followed in the circle, striking out all three batters she faced. Bailey faced ve batters and struck out three to nish the game. Bailey was 2 for 2 with two runs scored at the plate. Walding was 2 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Wewahitchka hosts Vernon at 4 p.m. CT (junior varsity) and 6 p.m. (varsity) Thursday. Star Staff ReportA come-from-behind win last Friday against Wewahitchka sent the Port St. Joe Jr/Sr. High School baseball team into a critical week with momentum. The Tiger Sharks fell behind early 2-0 but rallied late to beat the host Gators 8-6. Port St. Joe has two important district road games this week against Bozeman (Tuesday) and Liberty County today. The game in Wewahitchka was one of swings. After falling behind 2-0 Port St. Joe rallied for three runs in the top of the third only to have the Gators come right back and take a 6-3 lead in the home half of the third, with Tiger Shark errors assisting. The Tiger Sharks struck for ve runs in the sixth for the nal margin. Jarkeice Davis had two hits, made a big play with a running catch in deep center on a line drive that looked to be going for extra bases. Will Ramsey was the winning pitcher after taking over for starter Bryce Godwin with one out in the fth. Ramsey pitched the rest of the way. Cole Cryderman, Drew Lacour, Walt Wilder and Ramsey head had a hit. The Tiger Sharks lone loss came the day before in Altha. Cryderman and Coy Burke pitched well enough to win, said Coach Chuck Gannon, but the Tiger Sharks could not muster any offense in a 1-0 loss. Hunter Baumgardner had two hits, Cryderman had a double and Drew Lacour had an in eld single. Bryce Register and Davis added pinch hits in the top of the seventh but Port St. Joe could not push across the tying run. The Tiger Sharks opened the season with a 6-5 win over Arnold, followed by a 5-2 win over Vernon and a 20-0 rout of West Gadsden. Home opener FridayStar Staff ReportThe Florida/Alabama Challenge last week was just that for the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team. The Lady Tiger Sharks lost four games over the two-day tournament at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, losing three games by two or fewer runs. The Lady Tiger Sharks fell 4-3 to Fort Walton Beach, 9-7 to Milton, 6-1 to Yulee and 8-6 to Monteverde Academy. Port St. Joe was 2-4 entering the week, which includes the home opener at 5 p.m. (junior varsity) and 7 p.m. Friday. Against Fort Walton Beach, Stephanie Brinkmeier suffered her rst pitching loss of the season, going the distance while allowing four runs on ve hits and striking out nine. Shannon Pridgeon had a triple and Kesley Miles, Brittany King, Callie Fleshren, Hal Leigh Keels and Addison Rice each added a single. Against Milton, Brinkmeier was again on the mound, pitching the distance and allowing nine runs on 10 hits while walking three and striking out one. The Lady Tiger Sharks pounded out 13 hits, with King leading the way with a home run, two doubles, a single and two RBIs. Pridgeon had three hits, Rice two and Keels, Ashley Babcock, Christian Laine and Fleshren each added a hit. Brinkmeier was the losing pitcher as the action picked up on Saturday against Yulee. Brinkmeier allowed six runs on 11 hits, striking out three and walking three. Pridgeon, Laine and Brinkmeier had two hits each and Fleshren singled. Last and nal game of the tournament was against Monteverde Academy. Savannah Miles started on the mound for Port St. Joe against Monteverde Academy. She pitched four innings before Brinkmeier came on in relief in the fth with the Lady Tiger Sharks up 6-3. Monteverde, however, struck for ve runs in the fth and Miles came back on to nish the game. Laine was 4 for 4, Miles had two hits and Brinkmeier added a solo home run to lead Port St. Joe. King, Miles and Rice each had a hit. FIRST FOURThe rst four players chosen for the East boys team in the 10th annual Halifax AllStar Classic: Chai Baker, G, Malone Alex Brown, G, Vernon Nat Dixon, G, Mosley Khaliel Spearman, G, RutherfordBlanton, Register in search of rst wins as East coachesMalones Baker leads 1st East boys all-star picks COURTESY OF STEVE WHEALTON | Special to The StarThe Lady Tiger Sharks home opener is Friday against Marianna.Tough tourney for Lady Tiger Sharks Lady Gators rout BHS, Altha, NBHCOURTESY OF STEVE WHEALTON | Special to The StarThe Tiger Sharks rose to 4-1 with an 8-6 victory last Friday at Wewahitchka.Tiger Sharks beat Wewa, move to 4-1 Page 7 Thursday, February 27, 2014

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After only a year and a half of writing, Gerald is preparing to release her fth published book, Till Heaven Then Forever, in March. The new novel explores themes of paradise, pain and discovers what the phrase life is too short really means. Till Heaven Then Forever features a couple who lives in the Bahamas believes they have it all, but after a void begins to form they set out on a new adventure, end up traveling through Gulf County and ultimately end up in a very familiar location: Cape San Blas. Gerald said that she enjoyed writing about places that she knew very well and even featured additional landmarks like the Port Inn and Joe Mamas restaurant. Even though the book falls into the romance category, Gerald said that the material is clean and includes the religious overtones that readers may expect from her. I always try to include God in my books, said Gerald. Hes given me a gift that I love. The turn to romance may come as a surprise to Geralds regular readers since her previous works fall into the mystery and thriller genres, but the author was careful to not alienate her audience. This book is for everyone, said Gerald. Its told from a mans point of view. Its very concise and the perfect read. Though the book will ofcially be published on March 11 by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, copies are currently available for purchase at the No Name Caf in Port St. Joe along with her other titles Beaufort Betrayal, Rosemary Beach, and her childrens book, Dusty the Island Dog.Star Staff ReportThe 40th edition of the annual Miss Valentines Day Pageant sponsored by Gulf County Senior Citizens was held in front of a crowd at Wewahitchka Elementary School Feb. 8. It was the best pageant ever, said Russ Scholz, president of the board of Gulf County Senior Citizens. The Queen of Miss Gulf County, for ages 10th through 12th grades, was Deanna Sullivan who received a $250 scholarship. Runner-up was Kylee Marie Hays. Sydney J. McDonnell was named Miss Teen Gulf County for ages seventh through ninth grades. She received a professional makeover from DeeDee Morris, owner of Makeovers by DeeDee. Morris is currently stylist for Miss Alabama. Runner-up was Dakota Hornsby. In the Miss Valentine Sweetheart category for girls aged fourth through sixth grades, the winner as MaKenzie Shae Davis with runner-up Madison Alexandria Watts. Madison Renee Easter was named Little Miss Valentine in the contest for girls aged second and third grades. Runner-up was MaKenzie Grace Lyle. Also competing were Emily Barwick, Sarah Kelsoe, Marley Middlebrooks and Angel Williams. In the nal judged category, Leilah DuPuie was named Little Miss Sweetheart in the contest for girls aged pre-K to rst grade. Also competing were Janie Marie Blackwood, Harley Boyatt, Hannah Causey, Ali Kole Ferry, Ana Kelsoe, Kimber Nichols, Jordan Pippin, Alexandra Faith Precott and Eden Lee Rustin. The Baby Valentine Princess category for youngsters aged 0-3 was not judged, but competing were Alexandria Marie Toney, Miranda Leeann Easter, Layonia Colleen Yarbrt and Aliah Dannielle Ferry. Gulf County Senior Citizens thanks all 25 girls who participated. Thanks also go out to the sponsors for their donations and Gulf County Senior Citizens. All funds raised benet Gulf County Senior Citizens.Special to The StarSacred Heart Medical Group will be hosting two health fairs in Gulf County March 11 and 12. The events will be held at the physician ofces in Wewahitchka (March 11) and Port St. Joe (March 12) from 4-6 p.m. local standard time. These events are in celebration of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulfs anniversary of their fourth year of service to Gulf County. Sacred Heart Medical Group in Wewahitchka will be hosting a health fair at their location in conjunction with other medical providers in the area on March 11 from 4-6 p.m. CST. The ofce address is 807 Highway 22. The screenings will include bone density, cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose and assistance with affordable care insurance. Door prizes, healthy food and goody bags will be given to participants. Sacred Heart Medical Group in Port St Joe will be hosting a health fair at the hospitals Medical Ofce Building. The event will be held on March 12 from 4-6 p.m. EST time. The ofce address is 3081 U.S. Highway 98. The screenings will include bone density, cholesterol, blood pressure, and glucose screening. Door prizes, give-a-ways and healthy food will be available to participants in attendance.Author prepares release of new romance book BOOK SIGNINGTo promote Till Heaven Then Forever, Gerald will hold a book signing from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 1 at Dockside Sea Food and Raw Bar in Port St. Joe. The book will also be available for purchase through online retailers including Barnes and Noble and Amazon.Sacred Heart Medical Group hosting health fairs WES LOCHER | The StarLocal author Linda Heavner Gerald will release her new book, Till Heaven Then Forever, on March 11. 40th annual Valentines Pageant best everSS PECIAl L TO THE SS TARThe 40th annual Miss Valentines Pageant was held Feb. 8.

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com BPage 1SectionSpecial to The StarThe Shells and Tales Storytelling Festival started out with a huge success at the Thirsty Goat last Friday night. The Liars Challenge was the rst of three events of the Festival. The Liars Challenge was sponsored by the Coastal Community Association. This event drew in liars from as far as Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado and, closer to home, Panama City, Cape San Blas and Tallahassee. The rst place winner was Paul Phelps from Colorado whose lobster tale kept everyone in stitches. Wayne Garrett of Panama City was the second-place winner with his dog and the blasted pollen and Robyn Rennick won thirdplace with her story of duck hunting and marriage proposals. The Thirsty Goat rang with laughter from the 90plus audience who were a combination of locals and winter visitors. Other tellers who enthralled the listeners were VieVie Baird, Sharon Grif th, Pat Hardman, Don Rozhon, Andy Brostrom and Brooks Jones. The Shells and Tales Storytelling Festival continues this weekend. Wine, Cheese and Grown Up Stories, a great evening of storytelling by professional storytellers, FILE PHOTOThe next Salt Air Farmers Market will be held on Saturday at City Commons Park in Port St. Joe. Farmers from around North Florida and Georgia will have fresh produce for purchase and vendors will sell homemade crafts and jewelry. The Salt Air Farmers Market promotes a sustainable food system on Floridas Forgotten Coast. The Market runs from 9 a.m. ET to 1 p.m. SALT AIR FARMERS MARKET THIS SATURDAYBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com In the community for the community that is the mantra for the annual Sportsmans Banquet sponsored by the Lions Club. The seventh annual edition of the events rolls in Thursday, March 13, with plenty of good food, a heaping helping of fun, prizes and, for one lucky, a bucketful of cash to take home. But the real fun comes when the Lions Club gets to spend the proceeds, 100 percent of which is poured back into the community through a number of outlets. Over the past decade, the club has poured some $25,000 into the community through a host of efforts.By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Flora Blackman recently turned 91 years young. Blackman celebrated her birthday in her favorite place: surrounded by children at Wewahitchka Elementary School. Principal Jay Bidwell interrupted Larry Browns class alongside members of the school board and principal designee Renee Lynn to thank Blackman for more than 15 years of volunteer work with the schools and community. Most of her volunteer time is spent in Browns classroom, where he teaches a special needs mixed class that ranges in grades from kindergarten through fourth. Bidwell presented Blackman with a plaque to show appreciation for her dedication of service to the youth of Gulf County. Im honored and surprised, Blackman said. God had a purpose for me, and the purpose is these children. Thats what keeps me alive. Brown, who Blackman refers to as her boyfriend, presented the birthday girl with a stack of drawings by students in the class, each with a message of love for her. You can tell that the students adore her, Bidwell said. Shes a force in every childs life. What better to do with your life than help kids? Not one to slow down, Blackman also helps organize an annual Easter bake sale and is heavily involved in Valentines and Thanksgiving events held at the school. Blackman has been a presence in Browns class for more than a decade, interacting with children and in some cases becoming a surrogate grandmother. We see her come in year Make a memory while youre little. Everyone needs a memory.Flora Blackman 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. 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 Washington County News and The Holmes County Times-Advertiser. 1) A person would gain an extra how many pounds each year by drinking an extra can of sugarladen soda each day? 5, 10, 15, 20 2) What work did Typhoid Mary hold that allowed her to infect so many people of the disease? Cook, Nurse, Prostitute, Maid 3) In the U.S. approximately what percent of men ask for parent approval for their brides hand in marriage? 4, 6, 8, 10 4) Whom did Erle Stanley Gardner introduce in a series of books? Luke Skywalker, Perry Mason, Lone Ranger, Tarzan 5) When was the rst pay-per-view television system? 1951, 1960, 1972, 1983 6) Where is the country of Djibouti? Europe, Asia, S. America, Africa 7) From older TVs The Big Valley what was the name of Heaths (Lee Majors) horse? Beauty, Hilltop, Charger, Maggie 8) Each year American dentists use about how many tons of gold for llings? 9, 13, 17, 21 9) What do American moms say they need more of the most? Time, Love, Patience, Money 10) Whose original name was the Elgins? Spinners, Temptations, Drifters, Stylistics 11) What is deglutition the medical term for? Sneezing, Blinking, Swallowing, Sprain 12) Who was president when Minnesota, Oregon, and Kansas were admitted to the Union? Buchanan, Pierce, Grant, Taylor 13) Of these 1990s TV series, which aired the most original episodes at 202? Party of Five, Spin City, Ally McBeal, X-Files 14) Which bird hovers like a helicopter? Wren, Finch, Hummingbird, Robin ANSWERS 1) 15. 2) Cook. 3) 4 percent. 4) Perry Mason. 5) 1951. 6) Africa. 7) Charger. 8) 13. 9) Time. 10) Temptations. 11) Swallowing. 12) Buchanan. 13) X-Files. 14) Hummingbird. Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com WES LOCHER | The StarFlora Blackman celebrated her 91st birthday with students in Larry Browns class at Wewahitchka Elementary School. Blackman celebrates 91st birthday at WESSee BLACKMAN B5 Thursday, February 27, 2014 PHOTOS COURTESY OF THOM BAIRD | Special to The StarLast years Sportsmans Banquet raised more than $15,000 for community service projects.Sportsmans Banquet fuels Lions Club missionSee BANQUET B5 FOR THE COMMUNITYThe heart of every Sportsmans Banquet is Charlie Nortons famous ribeye steaks. The Liars came out Friday night in PSJSee LIARS B5

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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 SoceityStar Staff ReportThere will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116, 4 p.m. ET today. The meeting will be held at VFW Post 10069, Trout Ave., 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. SPECIAL TO TT HE STARMembers of the GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club Inc. attended the District 2 Arts and Crafts Meeting in Chattahoochee on Feb. 15. Arts and craft projects made by members were taken and judged. Several members from the GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club, Inc., received rst-, secondand third-place ribbons for their entries. Pictured are Patsy Whiteld, Teresa Lykins, Patty Fisher, and Tunnie Miller being presented the Red Apple. This coveted award is presented to the club who donates the most items to the hosting club for their special project. Shown with members is Laura Bundy, President, Chattahoochee Womans Club, presenting the Red Apple to the GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club Inc. All items donated by clubs that were represented at this meeting will go to the Refuse House, a domestic abuse shelter located in Quincy, which is the special project for the Chattahoochee Womans Club. Special to The StarThe Port St Joe Garden Club will host a program on Gardening with Native Plants at noon ET on Thursday, March 13 at the garden center on Eighth Street. Ms. Jodi Putnam from the Sweetbay Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will present an illustrated talk on how to incorporate native plants into local gardens and landscapes. Anyone wishing to attend should leave a message on the Port St Joe Garden Club Facebook page. The Garden Center is available for private functions and is on both national and state historic site lists.CCOURTEs S Y OF JOHN MIICK | Special to The StarThe Saint Joseph Bay Humane Society would like to thank the VFW post 10069 for its donation of $1,000. Dan McDonough, past Commander of the VFW post, is presenting the check to Donna Broecker, President of the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and Judy Miick, who is holding a 3-week-old puppy named Rhonda that is available for adoption. Special to The StarKaren Brown was inducted as a new member into the Port St Joe Kiwanis Club last week. Karen is a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a graduate of Carrabelle High School. After high school, Karen attended the Florida A & M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals Sciences in Tallahassee where she received her Pharmacy Degree. Upon receiving her degree, Karen opened her rst retail pharmacy in Eastpoint and then 12 years later a second pharmacy in Carrabelle. Karen furthered her pharmaceutical studies to include institutional pharmacy. She has been and continues to be employed by several nursing homes and hospitals as the Consultant Pharmacist. The Highlight of Karens career is her present position as Pharmacy Manager here at Sacred Heart on the Gulf Hospital. Karen enjoys playing golf and spending time with her daughter and grandson. The Port St Joe Kiwanis members welcome Karen as their newest member. Karen was sponsored by Kiwanis member Linda Grifn.Special to The StarThe GFWC Wewahitchka Womans Club, Inc. will be selling pulled pork sandwich plates 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. CT on Friday, Feb. 28. The plates will consist of a pulled-pork sandwich, coleslaw, 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. Please 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. Regular meeting of the American LegionGarden Club NewsGFWC Wewa Womans Club Inc. fundraiserSPECIAL TO TT HE STARLeft to right, Johanna White, Kiwanis President, Karen Brown and Linda Grifn. Kiwanis Club inducts new member VFFW PPOsST 10069 DONATEsS TO HHUmMANE SOCIETY GFFWCC WEwW A WOmMANsS CCLUB IINC., ATTENDsS DDIsSTRICT 2 mMEETINgG

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The Star| B3Thursday, February 27, 2014 1120327 FloridaSmallBusiness DevelopmentCenterLearnhowour300plusyearsofindustry experiencecanbenetyourbusiness.OFFERINGCONFIDENTIAL,NOCOSTCONSULTINGVisitnorthoridabiz.com orcall850.747.3204 FeaturingLocalArtisans LanarkVillage BoatClubSpringMarch8th,20149am~1pmLUNCH ngirSp *BOARDCERTIFIEDCIVILTRIALLAWYER, OFCOUNSEL School NewsSPECIAL TO TT HE STARFront row: Gracie Ward, Rylie Lewandowski, Bionca Rafeld, Samantha Childers, Christopher Lee. Back row: Prince Jones, Jade Cothran, Diamond Collier, Weston Edwards.Special to The StarFaith Christian Middle School students participated in the Eighth Annual Learning Fair. This fair allows participants to choose from subjects such as literature, Bible, history, and science. Weeks of research are gathered, and the nal product includes an in-depth written report, a backboard and handmade model to help demonstrate the students ndings, and a verbal presentation to three esteemed judges. The winner of the 2014 Learning Fair was Farren Newman with her study of the History of SONAR. Second place was Kristen Bouington with her presentation of the History of Coca-Cola. Best in show was awarded to Carlos Nixon with his study of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids. All of the students did a great job! Thank you to Mr. Dennis Bareld, Mr. Mark Costin and Dr. Derick Tracy for judging. The Lions TaleSPECIAL TO TT HE STARNorth Florida Child Developments infant and toddler program at the South Gulf Early Learning Center celebrated Valentines Day with a Teddy Bear Tea Party Lap-sit. Each child brought in a Teddy Bear to sit in their Lap as a story was being read. This was incorporated in the Bears in Winter and Love Themes of the curriculum. Family members were invited to come out and join the learning experience, food and fun.Special to The StarThe Port St. Joe High School Student Government Association was represented by its Executive Board at this years Florida Association of Student Councils Conference in Lake City, Florida. Representing its 83-member organization, the groups projects ranked among the best at the conference. Competing against schools 1A-7A, the group placed rst in School Service and School Spirit, second in Fundraising, and third in Community Service. They also received the Gold Medallion, the most prestigious award at the conference. Among this group are some of Port St. Joe High Schools nest students. They are not only hard workers, but they possess great character and pride for their school, SGA sponsor Sissy Godwin said. Special to The StarThe hinges on the door of Mr. Browns classroom almost are in need of replacement due to the many special visitors that his class has enjoyed. On Feb. 5, Father Jerry Huft shared his knowledge of fossils with the class. Due to an on-going oyster bed re-nourishment project in Franklin County, Fr. Huft was able to obtain a fossilized oyster shell as well as the inner remains of a clam shell. The Franklin County project is part of a bigger project that will build new oyster beds in the Chesapeake Bay (Virginia). With or without fossils, the class is always excited when Father Huft and his wife Ms. Jackie stop by. On Feb. 18, Mr. George Cox (Gulf County School Board Chairman) came and shared part of his currency collection with the class. The students were able to hold and admire paper currency from a fraction of a dollar to a genuine $1,000 bill. Needless to say, Mr. Cox made about 14 new friends on this day. The students were also able to get a mini-history lesson about the different presidents that are pictured on each bill. Each child was able to hold a small bag containing silver dollars and a gold coin. Mr. Cox is also planning a return trip to share his stamp collection with the class. On Feb. 19, Marcy Townsend from the Wewahitchka Public Library gave a very interesting presentation on the topic of astronomy. She read the class a story, which got their attention immediately. In addition to her easily understood lesson about the stars and planets, Ms. Townsend brought materials for the children to make their own telescope. The class is looking forward to a return visit from this very talented lady. As always, Wewahitchka Elementary School is always looking for volunteers to share their talents. If interested, please call the ofce at 639-2476 for more information. SPECIAL TO TT HE STARAimee Walshs second grade created Super Hero totes for their valentine party last week. The students read their cards aloud as they placed them in their tote. VALENTINEsS DAY AT NNFCCD DAZZLING dDOLPHINsSSPECIAL TO TT HE STARLeft to right: Sophia Harrison, Carter Thacker, Delilah Harrison, Kate McLemore, Lexie McGhee, Caitlin Godwin, Jimmy Cummings, Kennedy Thacker, Morgan Butts, and Burke Godwin. PSJHS SGA earns honors Life on Busy Street at Wewa Elementary School SUPER HHERO TOTEsS

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It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone; for part of us went with you too, when God called you home.Missing you with love forever,Your husband, Luther, and children Jafar, Douglas, Arzator and family Betty Ann Chambers, 72, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Ken Chambers; two daughters, Michele Quintana of Port St. Joe, Fla., and Beth Ann Chambers of Dallas, Texas; son, Jeffrey Quintana of Texas; six grandchildren, Sara, Hayley, Jessica, Scott, Brock, and Shawna; four great-grandchildren, Jayce, Christian, Cameron, and Cayden; and her dogs, Cali, LuLu, Jackson, Georgia, and Rufus. A beachside Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to extend a word of condolence may do so at www.heritagefhllc.com. Dorothy Anderson Hannon, of Port St. Joe, passed away peacefully in her home on Feb. 19, 2014. Dorothy was born December 12, 1919 in Apalachicola and after graduating from Chapman High School, moved to Port St. Joe with her parents, Emma and Otto Anderson. Dorothy attended Florida Womens College in Tallahassee and Jones Business College in Jacksonville. She was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church and a charter member of St. Josephs Bay Country Club and the ladies golf association. For the last forty years she enjoyed spending her summers at her mountain home in Cashiers, North Carolina. She was a member of the High Hampton Colony Club where she loved gol ng and playing bridge with many friends. Dorothy was an avid traveler. She and her husband shared many trips, foreign and domestic during their years together. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Emma and Otto Anderson; her loving husband of 62 years, Frank Hannon; her grandson, Dr. Hannon Smith; her sister, Betty Otto Anderson May; her nephew, Patrick May; and her, son-in-law, Edward Smith. She is survived by her daughters, Dianne Smith of Winter Haven and Frann Smith (Roy) of Port St. Joe; grandchildren, Ward Smith (Jenny) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Catherine Sanders (Gray) of Tampa, Fla., and Andy Smith of Port St. Joe; greatgrandchildren, Robert and Charlie Smith of Cincinnati and Ward Sanders of Tampa; brother-in-law, David May (Marjorie); nephews, Bruce May (Joan) of Tallahassee, Andy May (Maritza) of Tampa and Dusty May (Carla) of Port St. Joe and many great-nieces and great nephews. Dorothys family is grateful for the loving care provided by her caregivers Mary Anne Renfroe, Cora Gainer, Becky Hare and Deborah McLeod. A special thanks is directed to Covenant Hospice for their tender support. The funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port St. Joe on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 P.M. EST. Entombment followed at Holly Hill Cemetery, Port St. Joe. Visitation will be at the church from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EST. In lieu of owers, donations may be sent to Covenant Hospice 107 W. 19th St., Panama City, FL 32405 or to St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 820, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 in memory of Dorothy Hannon.Dorothy Anderson Hannon DOROTHY ANDERSON HANNON In loving MEMORYBetty Ann Chambers1941 2014 ANNUAL MENS DAY AT PHILADELPHIA PRIMITIVEPhiladelphia Primitive Baptist Church of Port St. Joe will be celebrating its annual Mens Day on Sunday, March 2. The guest speaker is the Reverend Santiel Chambers, Associate Elder of Jacobs Chapel Freewill Baptist Church of Tallahassee and a former member of Philadelphia Church. Pastor Jessie Hawkins and the members of the Church extends a special invitation to all (especially men) to come out for the hour of power at 11 a.m. ET. The church is on Avenue D.BENEFIT FUNDRAISERBeach Baptist Chapel will hold a Bene t Sing for Chris Brockman and his family. Chris is suffering from severe burns and has to make trips to a Georgia burn center. Please come by and be blessed and help this family in their time of need. He has a wife and two small children. Special guests will include Jerry Arhelger, Mary Lou Cumbie, Jeremy Dixson, Neysa Wilkins and others. The event will be held 6-9 p.m. ET March 1 at Beach Baptist Chapel, located at the corner of Columbus Street and Alabama Ave. in St. Joe Beach. For more information contact the church at 647-3950.10TH ANNUAL IRISH DINNERSt. Joseph Catholic Church will hold its 10th annual St. Patricks Irish Dinner on March 15. The dinner will take place in the Church Hall, 202 20th St., Port St. Joe. The dinner is $10 a ticket and will include corn beef, new potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onions, homemade soda bread or rolls, dessert and tea, coffee or lemonade. There will be two seatings that evening at 5 p.m. EST and the second at 6:30 p.m. EST. Back by popular demand, we are selling the whole cooked corn beef briskets. The brisket will be 3-31/2 pounds cooked weight for $20. We need these to be pre-ordered so we know how many to cook. You can pick them up the day before the dinner from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Take outs will be available again this year, and you can pick them up at the front door ticket sales during either seating. Just look for the signs. Entertainment again this year will be Toni Minichello on the accordion and Marty Jarosz will be our MC. You can purchase tickets after each mass Saturday evening or Sunday morning or the church of ce will have them available on Monday and Thursday. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone number 227-1417. Also you can get tickets at the No Name Caf Books and More or The Laundry Basket. For more information or to buy tickets, call Barb or Dan Van Treese 227-9837. Special to The StarHow to heal and forgive after being wronged will be discussed at 7 p.m. CT on Monday at Lifetree Caf. The program, titled The Struggle to Forgive: Finding a Way Forward, features the lmed story of Alicia Brady, who was the victim of a gang-related drive-by shooting. A dancer, Brady sustained injuries that caused her to lose the ability to perform competitively. Dancing was my life, Brady said. Everything I had worked for was taken from me. I had lost that life, and I wasnt going to get it back. Brady tells about the shooting and her struggle to recover physically and emotionally. The program will offer guidance for those who nd it dif cult to heal and forgive after being wronged by others. 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 may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. Finding a way to forgive explored at Lifetree CafThursday, February 27, 2014 Obituaries FAITH BRIEFS

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, February 27, 2014Pat Nease, Robyn Rennick and Bob Patterson, will be enjoyed at the Gulf Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College. This event starts at 6 p.m. Friday with admission of $20 each or 2 for $35. Wine from Port Fine Wines and Spirits and a variety of cheeses from Sunset Coastal Grill will round out the evening. A Basic Storytelling Workshop will be presented by the professional storytellers on Saturday morning, March 1, starting at 10 a.m. also at the Gulf Franklin Campus. Tickets are $20 each and $10 for GCSC students. If you are a grandparent and want to keep the family history alive, a teacher who wants to make history more exciting for your students, a Sunday school teacher or preacher who wants to make the bible come alive, or you just want to learn to spin a better yarn, this workshop is for you. Tickets for all the events can be obtained at No Name Caf, the Humane Society, or Gulf Coast State College. Call 229-7799 for more information. These events are partially funded by Gulf County tourist Development Council. The Sportsmans Banquet gives us the opportunity to meet our community service needs, said Lions Club member Willie Ramsey. We can also do something the community enjoys; most everybody who lives here loves the outdoors. We purchase most all that we need, including rafe items, in our service area. And then on top of that, some lucky people walk away with items that allow them to further enjoy the outdoors. The Sportsmans Banquet, to be held at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe with social hour and appetizers at 5 p.m. and dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET, has allowed the Lions Club of Port St. Joe to broaden its community outreach. Every year for the past several years the club, in partnership with the Eye Center, provides eye exams for local fourth-graders. In cases of real need, the club will also assist with the purchase of glasses. The club has recently added hearing screenings to the eye exams. In addition, the club has an endowed scholarship for deserving high school seniors, contributes to Christmas for Kids and Elders and the Gulf County Sheriff Ofces Christmas Wishes program. One thing we do each year is each member brings a gift to our Christmas party, Ramsey said. Those go to the Christmas programs we support. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf was the recipient of a 10-year, $50,000 donation from the club that Lions Club members paid off several years early. Further, through the years the club has donated to the American Cancer Society, the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Gulf Education Foundation, Supporters of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge, the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, Gulf Coast State Colleges Gulf/Franklin Campus, the Wewahitchka Ministerial Association and many more organizations. The last Sportsmans Banquet raised nearly $20,000. We contribute to Odyssey of the Mind at the schools and that is an investment in our children who will become our community, Ramsey said. We look at non-prot organizations and where there is a need that is out of the ordinary and we try to help. The Sportsmans Banquet originated from what was an annual event to support Ducks Unlimited. But what Lions Club members envisioned was an event that would bring money directly into the community, not only in the costs of putting the night on, but also in handling proceeds from the banquet. We can bring money into our community and continue the Lions Club mission to the community, Ramsey said. After enjoying Chef Charlie Nortons famous, no-man-left-hungry ribeye steaks, joined on dinner plates by salad, potato and rolls. Over $20,000 worth of contributions and prizes will be distributed to the guests through live auctions and rafes. One winner could win up to $8,000, the amount linked to the number of tickets sold. The items include over 30 shotguns, hunting ries and pistols, along with numerous other outdoor products. There will also be items available for women and children. Tickets for the event are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Last year we had the biggest event weve ever had and sales have been brisk to far, Ramsey said. We do have a limited number of tickets, so it might be best to get your ticket in advance. They can be purchased at Hannon Insurance and Ramseys Printing and Ofce Products in Port St. Joe and from any Lions Club member. Additional information or ticket purchases can be made by calling 227-1133, 227-7767 or 527-1338. This is a lot of fun and benecial to the community, Ramsey said. Every dime is spent here and this is about helping in the community and that is what the Lions Club is about. after year, Lynn said. Shes so wonderful. Shes dedicated and gives the students a grandmother that they may not have. To most of the community, Blackman is best known for the table outside of Richs IGA where she can regularly be found selling rafe tickets and bake sale items. What passersby may not realize is that the money she collects goes right back into the community. Each year Blackman raises more than $1,500 which is then given away to students in three $500 scholarships. Always happy to help those in need, Blackman purchased gifts for 87 children during the Christmas holidays. Bidwell commended Blackman on the achievement and said that he found the amount of change she experienced in her life impressive. When youre 90 years old, you remember everything that happened when you were a little girl, but you cant remember what happened yesterday, Blackman said. After singing a round of Happy Birthday, the class was treated to cake in Blackmans honor. Before posing for a photograph with the students, Blackman had only one request: Make me beautiful, she said. Even on her birthday, Blackman continued to give back and took time to offer up life advice to the youngsters in the room. Make a memory while youre little, Blackman said. Everyone needs a memory. 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 WithCerticatesofDeposit,theinterest ratemaybelow,you'retaxedevery yearonthegainandyoumaynothave muchcondenceinbanks. WithaWoodmenoftheWorldannuity, youcan: Calltodaytondoutmoreinformation. CarolDixon FieldRepresentative 850-625-5530 101ReidAve,PortStJoeFL32456phone850-625-5530 BLACKMAN from page B1 WES LOCHER | The StarBlackman was honored for her volunteer work in the community by George Cox, Danny Little, Jay Bidwell, Larry Brown and Renee Lynn. CCOURTESY OF TT HOM BAIRD | Special to The StarOver 30 guns will be auctioned during next weeks Sportsmans Banquet at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. BANQUET from page B1 LIARS from page B1SS PECIAl L TO TT HE SS TARWinners Wayne Garrett, Robyn Rennick, Paul Phelps

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SmartLensesSMCanproduceclearvisionwithoutglasses, atalldistances BoardCertified andCataractSurgeonBoardCertified andCataractSurgeon 1109456 CouponExpires:3-15-14CODE:SJ00 Special to The StarHave you ever wondered what the youth development program 4-H is all about? What does that four-leaf clover represent, what do the Hs mean? To nd out, youth between the ages of 8 13 (as of Sept. 1, 2013) are invited to the annual 4-H Blitz on Saturday, March 22. Whether your child is already a 4-Her or just interested in learning more about 4-H, this is a fun-lled day to explore what 4-H has to offer. Join other youth from around Northwest Florida to make new friends, discover your potential, gain leadership skills, attend interesting workshops and have fun! The workshops being offered this year are Team Building, Parliamentary Procedure, Crafts, Fun with Fitness, Science Learning (polymers), and Agriculture Judging. The event will be held at the UF North Florida Research & Education Center located at 155 Research Road in Quincy. (Transportation to the event will be provided by the Gulf County Extension Ofce.) Pre-registration is required. Contact the Gulf County Extension Ofce before Friday, March 7 to receive registration forms and more details. There is no charge for Gulf County youth. Participation will be on a rst-come, rst-served basis. Space is limited. Call to register now. Questions should be directed to Melanie Taylor at 639-3200 or metaylor@ u.edu.4-H Get in the Blitz, Turn up the Mix Star Staff ReportA Panama City man was arrested over the weekend after his vehicle was stopped for a trafc violation, a resulting search revealing drugs and a hand gun with altered serial number. Elias G. Barela, 19, was stopped by Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce Sgt. Jerome Williams at U.S. Highway 98 and Industrial Road in Port St. around 3 a.m. ET. Williams made the stop because of a trafc violation and said upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from within. Williams said he searched the vehicle and found seven small bags of marijuana packaged for sale and drug paraphernalia. He also discovered a handgun with an altered serial number. After interviewing the occupants of the vehicle, Williams determined the drugs and gun belonged to Barela. Barela was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of a rearm with an altered serial number. He was taken to the Gulf County Jail and released at rst appearance on $12,000 bond.Trafc stop leads to drug, weapons charges B6| The Star Thursday, February 27, 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.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, February 27, 2014 The Star |B7 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 94126S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 23-2009-CA000668 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE, PLAINTIFF, vs. PAUL ROPELIS, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 18, 2014, and entered in Case No. 23-2009CA-000668 in the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE was the Plaintiff and PAUL ROPELIS, ET AL. the Defendant(s). I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St Joe, FL 32456 on the 27th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 16, BLOCK 4, OF WARD RIDGE FLORIDA UNIT TWO, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 4, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Rebecca Norris Clerk, Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Depuyt 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 o receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-71 0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-9558771; Email: ADARequest@jud14.flco urts.org. File No. 10-13751 Feb 27, March 6, 2014 94176S 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 Panhandle Technology, located at 2162 Hayes Ave., in the County of Gulf, in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 20th day of February, 2014. Dennis Barfield, Sr. February 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 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 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. 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

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Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal Opportunity / Afrmative Action Employer. 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 Logistics/TransportationCIRCULATION DISTRICT MANAGERThe Panama City News Herald has an opening for District Manager. The District Manager oversees independent distributors in the delivery of newspapers to subscribers within a defined geographical area. Individuals will handle route management aspects such as audits, analysis, and contract negotiations. The ideal candidate will have a focus on customer service. High school diploma or equivalent required. Prior newspaper experience in circulation as well as a management background is preferred. Must be able to evaluate current and prospective Independent Contractors and provide feedback and a course of action: Basic computer skills (Excel. Word) a must. Must own and operate a motor vehicle. Must have valid Florida Drivers License, proof of car insurance, and must successfully complete a background check. Must have ability to read and understand a road map. Must be able to work a very flexible schedule. Excellent benefits, drug-free workplace, EOE Send resume to lgrimes@pcnh.com or fill out an application at 501 W. 11th Street, Panama City, FL. No phone calls. Accepting applications until March 15, 2014 Web ID#: 34281509 Text FL81509 to 56654 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 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 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 97977S 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. 655 Application No. 2014-18 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 02861-000R Description of Property: Lot Thirty (30), in Block A of Beaty Subdivision of White City, Florida, according to the Official Plat in Plat Book 1, Page 23, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Leon C. Dees 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 2nd day of April, 2014. Dated this 24th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2014 97981S 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. 1480 Application No. 2014-15 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 06291-115R Description of Property: LOT 23: Commence at the intersection of the South right of way line of County Road No. 30-E (having a 100 ft. right of way) and the West right of way line of Beach Avenue (having a 60 ft. right of way); thence South 83 degrees 30 minutes 17 seconds West along said South right of way line for 386.74 feet; thence leaving said south right of way line South 00 degrees 51 minutes 50 seconds West for 449.75 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 00 degrees 51 minutes 50 seconds West for 89.95 feet; thence South 83 degrees 30 minutes 17 seconds West for 122.08 feet to the East right of way line of Moonrise Avenue, thence North 00 degrees 51 minutes 50 seconds East along said East right of way line for 89.95 feet; thence leaving said East right of way line North 83 degrees 30 minutes 17 seconds East for 122.08 feet to the Point of Beginning. ALSO being described as Lot 23, as shown on that certain Plat of Surfside Estates, Phase II as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 46, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Christopher L Johnson & Ana D. Johnson 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 2nd day of April, 2014. Dated this 24th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2014 97979S 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. 1511 Application No. 2014-16 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 06317-075R Description of Property: Lot 2 Marnies Reserve Plat Book 3 page 65, public records of Gulf County, Florida Name in which assessed: Coastal Land Company LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 2nd day of April, 2014. Dated this 24th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2014 97983S 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. 1441 Application No. 2014-14 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 06269-955R Description of Property: Lot 6 Turtle Dunes according to the plat thereof recorded in the public records of Gulf County at Plat Book 5 page 7. Name in which assessed: Jerry D. Semprevio 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 2nd day of April, 2014. Dated this 24th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2014 97995S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 14-11-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF FLORA H. LONG Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of FLORA H. LONG, deceased, whose date of death was February 8, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 27, 2014. Personal Representative: Billy M. Johnson, Sr. 1407 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tel: (850)-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 2014 97985S 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. 1030 Application No. 2014-13 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03671-000R Description of Property: Lot 16, Block 14, Beacon Hill Subdivision according to the plat recorded at Plat Book 1 page 2. Name in which assessed: Gary & Gloria Freeman 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 2nd day of April, 2014. Dated this 24th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2014 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. Open 9a-5pm Mon-Sat and Sunday, 11a-5pm 850-639-2343/628-1358 Text FL80338 to 56654 PSJ: 1904 Monument Ave March 1, 8-1Multi Family Yard SaleAntiques, Boys & Girls Clothing sz 5-12, Girls Electric Scooter, Kids Toys, Jewelry, Tumbling Mat & Misc Household Items. 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50¢ For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quote quote id quote name JUMP —— From Page 6A From page 6A Subscribe to The Star Call 227-1278 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Commissioner Joanna Bryan on Tuesday asked her fellow board members to take a step back and consider all options for moving the Gulf County Sheriff’s Of ce. Commissioners agreed to table action taken during last week’s special meeting and allow a committee of Sheriff Mike Harrison, county administrator Don Butler and staff to come back to the board with a full plate of options. At that time, Commissioner Warren Yeager suggested and Bryan agreed, commissioners should have a workshop to solicit public input. The conversation began with Bryan detailing concerns from constituents regarding the SO moving to downtown Port St. Joe and into the building housing the Supervisor of Elections. The public, Bryan said, had raised issues concerning available parking along Long Avenue, the message sent about safety by the presence of the SO and Port St. Joe Police Department within a block of each other and the impact on downtown of an emergency response from the SO. In addition, Bryan noted, as this was an election year, the Supervisor of Elections of ce could not feasibly move until 2015, and the renovations and repairs that would be taken on by moving two separate of ces would burden taxpayers. Bryan added that taking space in downtown for the Supervisor of Elections of ce would mean an additional property that could be a retail shop or restaurant would be taken off the market. Conversely, the BOCC could rent or lease a space that is currently empty and have a landlord nd a better deal in the private sector as the economy improved. “We de nitely need more space for the sheriff’s of ce,” Bryan said, adding that commissioners should be looking at other buildings and properties. “I think we should look at the Industrial Park … until we identify grant funds for a suitable building.” Special to The Star To celebrate a fantastic year, the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce will have its 78th awards dinner today, Feb. 27, at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. Chamber President Aaron Farnsley will give the annual address focusing on the successes of the past year. Judge Tim McFarland will preside over the induction of the board’s three newest members. New this year will be the award given to recognize the volunteer organization of the year. “While in past year the Chamber has awarded an individual with this recognition, we felt there were many organizations that have worked tirelessly for our community,” Chamber director Paula Pickett said. “We wanted to recognize their efforts and say thank you.” Additional awards will include Business of the Year for 2013 to recognize By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Anyone who has driven by Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School in the past week might have noticed something new. An array of 10,000 kilowatt solar panels was constructed by engineers of Independent Green Technologies out of Tallahassee. The array, paid for through a Duke Energy grant, will supply the school with 8-12 hours of power a day and continuously recharges during daylight hours. The materials were provided by the Florida Solar Energy Centers in Cocoa. “The grid makes power as it uses power,” said Greg Linton, Supervisor at IGT. “It also relieves the school’s carbon footprint.” Principal Jeremy Knapp said he applied for the grant in November 2012 and that the system has been a long time coming. “Schools are always struggling with money,” Knapp said. “We hope that over time, this grid will be something that helps. “We hope we can save a couple thousand dollars every few months.” After materials were delivered, construction of the grid took just 10 days, and Knapp anticipated being able to turn it on before the end of this week. PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR More than 200 guests turned out last week for the second Tourist Development Council Winter Guest Reception. Vacationers to Gulf County enjoyed food and drinks, swapped stories and planned future excursions in the area. The guest receptions are part of the TDC’s outreach to “snowbirds” and other tourists during what has been a busy winter season. Bed tax numbers in December spiked 48 percent over the previous year. Commissioners discuss sheriff’s of ce move See SHERIFF’S OFFICE A2 Sportsman’s Banquet March 13 B1 TAR TAR Thursday, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 YEAR 76, NUMBER 20 A sunny reception High school partially powered by the sun 78th Chamber awards dinner to welcome Lewis Jordan See SUN A3 See CHAMBER A3 Opinion ........................... A4-A5 Letters to the Editor ............. A4 Outdoors ............................... A6 Sports ..................................... A7 School News ........................... B3 Faith ........................................ B4 Obituaries ............................... B4 Classi eds ........................ B6-B8 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Mexico Beach City Council on Tuesday began the physical task of constructing its new city hall. During a special meeting, the council voted to demolish the existing Parker House structure. “The city is putting itself in a civil liability,” Councilman Gary Woodham said. “It’s an eyesore, and it’s no longer needed.” The demolition will be completed by Cathey Construction, but no date has been set. Woodham also made a motion requesting use of funds for attorney costs set at a maximum of $3,000 to explore additional litigation opportunities against the insurance company responsible for the claim on the Parker House. The motion passed in a 3-1 vote with Councilwoman Tanya Castro dissenting and Mayor Al Cathey passing the chair to Jack Mullen because of Cathey Construction’s involvement in the project. During an executive session held last week, Mexico Beach council votes to demolish Parker House See PARKER HOUSE A2 Mexico Beach’s historic Parker House was purchased by the city in 2011 as a new city hall and caught re several days later. SPECIAL TO THE STAR

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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 SHERIFF’ sS OFFICE from page A1 Bryan said the solution might be con structing an entirely new facility for the SO. “I really like the idea of the Industrial Park,” Commissioner Carmen McLemore said. “We need to look at everything.” Harrison seemed to shoot down the idea of the Industrial Park, saying it was his un derstanding that by statute, the SO must be located in the county seat. It was later noted by Commissioner Ward McDaniel that the Bay County Sher iff’s Ofce headquarters are in Lynn Ha ven, not the county seat of Panama City. Butler said an agreement with the feder al Economic Development Administration controls the Industrial Park and its tenant through 2016, and the county may not be al lowed to site the SO there regardless. Bryan said she believed the BOCC could approach the EDA before that time, given the problems the county has had leasing the 10,000-square-foot building, including the breaking of the current lease by Wewa hitchka-based Tifco. Yeager agreed the ultimate solution could be a new facility, but suggested the Supervisor of Elections ofce was the best t given the available square footage. The SO investigative unit currently uses a portion of the Old Health Department building, the main tenant of which is the Supervisor of Elections. Bryan emphasized the “ordeal” of mov ing the Supervisor of Elections to a new building, the work required ahead of a physical move and the costs. “We are creating a lot of expense for tax payers,” Bryan said. She said the county could nd another way to maximize the additional space in the Long Avenue building. “I think we can make use of that space,” Bryan said. “I think we should be looking at other options of where the sheriff’s ofce could go.” Harrison said parking would not be an issue along Long Avenue, that the Port St. Joe Police Department and EMS already respond to emergency through town with sirens and lights and that he believed the close proximity of the SO and PD would en gender a feeling of safety in folks. After a motion was passed to allow a small committee to bring options to the board, McDaniel concluded commission ers need to be thinking about building. “(The sheriff) is in a predicament,” Mc Daniel said, adding the BOCC should look at available land it owns, the costs of a new building and the feasibility of securing grant funding to help defray those costs. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com With Commissioner Jo anna Bryan saying she did not want a repeat of the is sues pertaining to Americus Ditch, the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday tabled the awarding of a bid for improvements around the Lands Landing boat ramp. The BOCC was presented by staff with the nal bid tabu lations and recommendation from county engineer Preble Rish on a grant-funded proj ect to improve the boat ramp and surrounding area. The low bidder, a com pany out of Georgia, had only reinstated its licenses in the past six months, Bryan noted, compared to other bid ders that were decades in business, and she wondered whether requirements on worker’s compensation in surance and performance bonds were met. She also questioned whether the company carried required certication to work on marine projects such as boat ramps. “I’m concerned they do not meet all requirements,” Bryan said. “We have al ready been burned on other projects.” Commissioner Warren Yeager said he had never heard of the company, though he was familiar with several of the bidding contractors that are located in Bay Coun ty and Panama City. County attorney Jeremy Novak noted to commission ers that an application for a local bidders’ preference — one of the bidders was Cathey Construction — had not been asserted for the project. He also noted that quali cations for such grant-funded projects are “specic to the project.” County grant adminis trator Towan Kopinsky said some requirements would not need to be met until a contract was sign. “At some point we’ll sign a contract with them, and we can tie it all down then,” county administrator Don Butler said. Bryan was not satised. “We need to examine our bid policy, and that we are ensuring that we have all the qualications we need,” Bryan said. “We need to be certain we are looking at the qualications at the time of awarding.” Yeager, reiterating his un familiarity with the contrac tor, agreed that more infor mation was needed before the county entered into any contract. “They may very well be a great contractor,” Yea ger said, “but we need to be sure.” Commissioner Carmen McLemore said he would be comfortable awarding the contract to the next lowest bidder, a company out of Pan ama City, but the board decid ed to table the bids pending additional information. BOCC questions bid process for boat ramp improvements Woodham expressed a desire to meet with an attorney, but had not put a price tag on the visits. Castro strongly opposed the motion, unsure it was a wise use of the city’s money, and said he preferred the council read over the con tracts themselves. “I’m not saying that I’m going to spend it, I just want to be authorized,” Woodham said. “I won’t spend a dime more than I have to.” Woodham said he planned to meet with an attorney spe cializing in insurance cases as early as this week. During February’s ofcial meeting, Mullen shared news that after a two-year battle, they’d nally been offered a settlement on the historic Park House, which caught re in 2011, several days after be ing purchased by the city. At the time, the council held off a formal vote on ac cepting the offer in order to hold last week’s executive session to explore options. The city originally paid $429,000 for the house and 5acre property and received more than $660,000 in dam ages. More than $140,000 was spent in rent and upkeep costs on the damaged build ing, leaving just $485,000 to build a new city hall. The insurance company has offered a settlement of $174,000 for the remaining damages. The council made plans to raze the structure and build a new city hall elsewhere on the property but feared demolish ing the house until the insur ance case was closed. PARKER HOUsS E from page A1 “The city is putting itself in a civil liability. It’s an eyesore, and it’s no longer needed.” Gary Woodham Mexico Beach City Council FIND IT ONLINE Find breaking news, photo galleries, obituary guestbooks and more at www.star.com

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If the school loses the pow er, the array will not be enough to keep the lights on, but for Knapp, it’s a step in the right direction. Knapp said solar systems are common in cities such as Miami and throughout Cen tral Florida, and he’s happy to bring the technology to Port St. Joe. If the grid turns out to be a money-saver for the school, the school might raise funds and expand the array in the future. The grid also will play a role in upcoming science classes. Students will be able to see how much energy is coming in, and they’ll have the ability to compare it to other schools. Knapp said the grid already has received a lot of attention, and he’s excited for students to learn how it works. “People are very inter ested,” Knapp said. “This is a $200,000 system, and it hasn’t cost us a dime. “That’s a huge benet to the school and the students.” WES LOCHER | The Star Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School received a 10,000 kilowatt solar array through a grant from Duke Energy. CHAMBER from page A1 a company that’s celebrated a standout year. This year’s guest speaker will be Lewis Jordan, CEO of GratitudeAmerica Inc., a non prot organization with the mission of assisting communi ties in building local programs to support U.S. veterans, their families and the families of fall en soldiers. Jordan enjoyed a 50-year ca reer in commercial aviation be fore devoting himself to Grati tudeAmerica. Career highlights include serving as president and chief operating ofcer for Flying Tigers, the world’s larg est international cargo and mili tary transport, as well as Conti nental Airlines during its major growth and acquisition period. In 1993 Jordan co-founded ValuJet Airlines and served as its president and later its suc cessor, AirTran Airways, where he served as chairman until his retirement from management in 1997. He remained an active member of the AirTran board until it was acquired by South west Airlines in May of 2011. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com Last week marked the roll out of the 2014 Gulf County Tourist Development Council’s visitor’s guide, a must-have for anyone stepping foot in the county for the rst time. Those who pick up their copy from the Welcome Center or a variety of locations around the county are sure to notice one thing right away: It’s bigger. The book, emblazoned with a palm tree at sunset on the cover, has increased in size from 60 to 80 pages. “We added more interestbased destinations in this ver sion,” said TDC executive di rector Jennifer Jenkins. “It’s all about what you can do while you’re here.” A section dedicated to wa ter-related activities kicks off the guide and covers aquatic adventures such as shing, kayaking and scalloping. For the rst time, an entire spread is dedicated to St. Joe Bay and related activities. To encourage exploring within the county, another sec tion spotlights the beach and favorite local activities such as shelling and hunting, two big draws for visitors. “We’re encouraging visi tors to get out and about while they’re here,” Jenkins said. A local showcase section shares information on area shopping, restaurants, music and nightlife and includes the best local recipes on how to cook up what visitors might catch on their shing or hunt ing excursions. The destinations section rounds out the guide with the wonders of Gulf County to give visitors an overview of parks, forests and other must see locales. Much of the photography in the guide was contributed and provides a real look at the coun ty through the eyes of locals and visitors. “The goal of this guide is to let visitors know that there is a lot to do in this wonderful desti nation,” Jenkins said. More than 75,000 copies of the guide rolled off the press last week and can be found in 30 stands in the area includ ing regional Welcome Centers and airports in Tallahassee, Panama City and Fort Walton Beach. The guide is also the basis for the new TDC website, which is expected to go live next month. “The guide was produced entirely in-house,” Jenkins said. “We did all of the writing and editing and managed all of the photo shoots. “It took us four months of hard work, and we are extreme ly proud of it.” TDC rolls out 2014 visitor’s guideSS PECIAl L TO TT HE SS TAR The Tourist Development Council released the 2014 version of the Gulf County visitor’s guide this week. SUN from page A1

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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 Gulf Coast State College asked me to teach a class revolving around the history of Gulf County. I’m not sure if it’s irony or humor here. But it doesn’t make good sense no matter how it was derived. The aws are obvious. I haven’t taught in a regular class room setting in 30 years. The little history I know about Gulf County is what I learned waiting my turn up at Cooper’s Barber Shop (You can ponder the reliability of that on your own). And I quit a perfectly good job so I wouldn’t have to work no more. About the only thing I can gure is that someone at Gulf Coast thought I was old enough to have survived the yellow fever epidemic that wreaked havoc on the once thriving City of St. Joseph! The program is really a good idea. The college is offering an array of enrichment courses entitled “Education Encore” to adults in the community. For a small fee the school has put together several classes that should peak most anyone’s interest in a wide variety of subjects. Several of the classes are “hands on.” I do applaud Gulf Coast for their continuing interest in our area. But nobody is going to pay to listen to me! Besides, I don’t need the hassle. I’d have to shave if I joined in on this venture! And nd a clean white shirt. It would de nitely curtail my travel plans for a couple of months. I remember teaching those high school kids. You may not believe this, but some days Danny Tankersley came to class with learning not the uppermost thing on his mind. Right in the middle of my lecture on how Hitler came to power, Janet (Hank) Murphy hit a couple of notes on her old guitar and broke out with a dang good rendition of “Delta Dawn.” Traci Middleton could talk the ears off a paranoid donkey. Kitty Core threw erasers at me. And Steve Lawrence and Pam Parker seemed a lot more interested in each other than anything I ever said. That teaching gig is not as easy as it looks! Those college guys were persistent. “We can’t pay you much, but then we’re not expecting a whole lot. Just talk about Gulf County and don’t embarrass the school.” Not exactly a ringing endorsement! I meant to tell them “no.” I had “no” on my brain. I assimilated all the information, rolled it around in my head, weighed the pros and cons, and realized “no” was the only logical and intelligent decision. “Yes” came out of my mouth. The school hung up on me before I could take it back! I immediately tried to think of somebody in Gulf County older than me. I needed some serious help. Why did George Core and Wesley Ramsey have to die! Those guys could have attended the Constitutional Convention held here in 1838. They certainly were walking encyclopedias on Gulf County history. I wish I’d paid more attention when they were discussing life, liberty and local stuff. Dr. Robert King came to mind. He probably held stock in The Lake Wimico & St. Joseph Canal and Railroad Company. It was too late to interview him now. Paula Boyette leaped to the rescue. A former student, who actually listened to me on occasion, showed me through the Florida History and Genealogy Room in the local library. She brought out diaries and letters written during the Old St. Joseph period. I poured over Spanish maps and French fort plans. I studied Andrew Jackson’s movements during the First Seminole war. I viewed newspaper clippings covering parts of two hundred years pertaining to Gulf County. I read Jake Belin’s book on Ed Ball. I climbed up in a lighthouse. None of this helped my nerves on the rst day. It was scary to say the least. And daunting, with a little intimidation thrown in for good measure! Why couldn’t this be a class on Baseball Trivia in the 1950’s or early American Clock Making or World War II history. I’d have a chance. I was hoping for six or seven interested folks so we could discuss this thing. Twenty-eight showed up. I was going to have to teach something! It is de nitely an “adult” gathering. There are people in this class older than me! Now, that is a feat in itself; but what a great group. They chose to come to Gulf County and their interest, care and love for it are obvious. They have “invested” here. I cleared my throat … and jumped in with both feet. I skipped that part about “uncovering” most of my information for this class while getting a haircut. I didn’t bother to discuss my shortcomings or fears about the whole process. I was too busy marveling at their refreshingly eager and enthusiastic thirst for learning. They show up early, listen intently, take notes, ask pertinent and intelligent questions and call me to task if I stray a mite. They have made this study interesting and alive! And they have given me, I can assure you, much more than I have departed to them. Learning is a golden virtue no matter the age … or which end of the podium you are looking over. You just wait till I get the call next year. Gulf Coast State College is going to have to pay me a whole lot more. I’ve got experience now! Respectfully, Professor Kes College picks the wrong guy! How did I get myself in this predicament? We’ve all asked ourselves that question before; I’m pretty sure. You know we often think things are a good idea and they turn out to be a really bad. The other night, I heard my big dog crying. He is not a crier; he is just a pile up on the sofa, bring me some food, scratch my back kind of dog. So if he’s crying, something is wrong. It was. Doolittle, my 95-pound poodle was sitting at the top of the stairs with his nose sticking over the rst step. He was balling. I could only think of the rst time I went skiing and someone talked me into going to the top of the mountain. They didn’t tell me that the terrain was much more dif cult and I was possibly going to die trying to get to the bottom. I made it to the bottom, falling and cartwheeling most of the way and then deciding to walk. That was many years ago, I do a little better now. My dog was not coming down the stairs. He is an intelligent dog – obviously, because he piles up on the sofa and eats anything he wants to eat within reach. Please don’t give me the “table food being bad for dogs” speech. I’m not giving it to him, he takes it. I have witnessed the ineffectiveness of various types of child locks and also watched as my little dog stood on the pedal of the ip-up trash can and Doolittle stuck his head in to pull the bag out. I’ve witnessed them push two child locks in unison on opposite sides of the pull out cabinet type trash can. When they were successful, it was a party for them. All that was usually left was a plastic bag… The problem was eventually solved with a locking latch on a normal aluminum can. Doolittle still is intelligent or at least pretty good at guring things out. However, he was not coming down the stairs. Up the stairs was not a problem. However, he wasn’t coming down. I gured out he was afraid of falling. At about 7 years old, he should still be able to manage, but he thought otherwise. He circled and circled, he couldn’t even be bribed. At almost a hundred pounds, I couldn’t really lift him and get him down the stairs – because he did not want to come. Think about your “Big Ole Uncle Earl” who might have had too much hard scuppernong juice and being dead set on staying where he was. My son and I managed to walk him down or perhaps gently drag him down. My son checked Doolittle’s feet and discovered they were slippery from excess hair, etc. Okay, he needs a haircut, I can x that. What was even better was that my dog was smart enough to gure that out. He is my dog… In the meantime, I had to keep him from going up the stairs because my back just couldn’t handle getting him down and I didn’t want him to get hurt. I built a blockade of straight-back chairs at the bottom of the stairs to keep him from coming up. Never mind the possibility of a re or some other reason to have to get out of the house quickly, I was dealing with my dog’s safety or fears or psychological issues or my potential back problems. All seemed well until about 3 in the morning. At that time, it sounded like a bar ght was going on in the kitchen or foyer of my house. I knew what it was, or at least I knew what I hoped it was. The barricade did not work. A very sleepy, happy dog met me in the hall. You can’t get mad at him. He wanted to be upstairs. Of course I let him stay and worried about getting him down the next morning. We love our dogs and we also love what they teach us. They might be like Uncle Earl when he tries to put the “all you can eat” buffet out of business or has too much hard cider, but we love them. What do we do? Like Doolittle, we keep climbing because we can and because what’s at the top must be worth it. We don’t worry about how Find more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. Looking down from the top CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Page 4 Thursday, February 27, 2014 HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert Friends of the Library say thanks Dear Editor, The Friends of the Gulf County Public Library would like to take this opportunity to thank some very special merchants and individuals for making the Bunco for Books such a success. Our local merchants once again showed their interest and concern for our community by contributing generously to the door prizes and auction items made available to all Bunco participants. Kudos to the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes for organizing a delightful evening of fun and competition. Our emcee, Patti Blaylock, did an amazing job keeping the games moving so smoothly. We wish to especially thank Eric Spilde for opening the Fish House on an evening in which they are usually closed just for our enjoyment. Our biggest thanks go out to all who attended. With your help $2,194.50 was raised for the library. These funds will be used to purchase books, books on CDs and DVDs for the patrons of our library. We encourage everyone to visit our library and discover one of our community’s true treasures. In sincere appreciation, Cathy Colbert president of the Friends of the Library Spay, neuter your cat – it’s free Dear Editor, If you have been following the Olympics you no doubt have heard the heartwarming story of the American snowboarder attempting to rescue the many stray puppies in Sochi. Sadly this situation of homeless animals exists around the world. Port St Joe is no different. Spaying and neutering is the only answer in addressing the overpopulation problem. Once again our very own Animal Shelter on Tenth Street is offering free spay and neuter surgery for our pets and strays. Now there is no excuse for having unaltered animals in our midst. Nor should we tolerate neighbors who allow their animals to roam free which contributes to the indiscriminate breeding. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” — M. Gandhi. Respectfully, Nancy Leist Port St. Joe By PHILIPPE A SAXE Special to The Star As a rheumatologist who treats patients with chronic and debilitating arthritis, I derive a great deal of satisfaction when the treatment I prescribe helps my patients and improves their quality of life. However, two protocols used by insurance companies to reduce their costs – prior authorization and step therapy—are responsible for placing a heavy burden on medical providers and unnecessarily interfere with a physician’s ability to provide effective treatment. Prior authorization refers to an insurance company policy that requires physicians to obtain the insurer’s approval before they agree to cover the cost of certain treatments and medications. Each different insurer can have dozens of different prior authorization forms doctors must complete depending on the type of insurance coverage the patient has. To meet these requirements, physicians have to complete time consuming phone calls, e-mails, faxes, and input of data which detracts from patient care. Fail rst or step therapy protocols require patients to try the least expensive treatment or medication to address their problem, despite what the physician recommends. Insurance companies require patients to rst fail on the least expensive treatment option before receiving the one their physician originally prescribed for them. These protocols may result in a patient’s condition deteriorating and being hospitalized. Prior authorization and fail rst protocols are primarily paperbased, and are extremely inef cient. Studies have shown that the prior authorization process is costing the health care system between $23-31 billion per year, which equates to about $85,000 per physician. These costs are ultimately passed on to consumers in the form of higher insurance premiums or out-ofpocket expenses. The insurance companies utilize fail rst and prior authorization protocols to save costs by delaying or denying treatment. As a result, a patient’s treatment may be unnecessarily delayed, or denied altogether. Florida HB 1001 sponsored by Representative Brodeur reduces medical red tape by creating short, standardized, electronically available, prior authorization forms for medical procedures and prescription drugs, that all insurance carriers will be required to accept. Additionally, insurance companies will be required to act on the request for prior authorization within 72 hours or the drug/procedure is deemed automatically approved. This bill also puts the physician in charge of fail rst protocols by allowing the physician to override fail rst restrictions if the physician deems the treatment to be ineffective. In addition, this bill requires insurance companies to maintain an accurate and updated list of providers on their website so that patients can make Letters to the EDITOR Better medical care, less hassle See MEDICAL A5

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www.starfl.com A Section # !$ 0 !0 ! # # ! " $ $ 0 ! & &% 1! ! *'1%3 24/ ) ,(1 $ $ 1 !" $ ( ! &,/ &)! ! *'1%3 21, & 1)1 $ $ 1 Thursday, February 27, 2014 Page 5 L ETTERS Submitted by the manager of a local child care center Each child is unique; however, each needs to master skills that will be needed in order to be able to learn in group situations such as a classroom. Early education provides the ideal opportunity to do this. A trained child care instructor will take each child at their present stage of development and prepare them for new experiences and instructions so that as they enter kindergarten they will be ready to learn and become more familiar with classroom settings. These children also will have the con dence needed in order for them to enjoy learning as they embark on the journey that begins with kindergarten. Children learn many skills and other important things at home but learning to function within a group is very different and dif cult for most children in the beginning. Some of the areas that need to be mastered in the group setting include: z Functioning in a group of ten or more children, who are talking, playing and learning. z Sharing with classmates. z Waiting your turn. z Going to the bathroom and always washing your hands with soap. z Taking proper care of books, toys and play items. z Listening to someone read stories and then answering questions. z Speaking in front of a group. z Buttoning, snapping, zipping their own clothes and learning how to tie their own shoes. z The familiarity and use of classroom items and equipment: z How to use dry erase boards and erasers. z Making manipulative items fun, while developing motor skills. z Doing a dramatic play is a favorite activity that develops social skills. z Science items and facts. Hands on items. z Learn to do puzzles and identify shapes such as squares, triangles, rectangles and circles. z Construction projects with blocks. z How to enjoy the class library. z Art Projects. How to use various mediums and the names of colors, paints, etc. z How to cut and paste pictures. z The fun of water play and other projects. Children who have become accustomed to these areas of development will be able to concentrate on gaining the cognitive skills and general knowledge they will need to solve problems and learn the alphabet and counting. These children will also learn to write the alphabet and numbers, as well as write their name and read up to 20 sight words. Early education is very important to each and every child. The importance is very evident and each child should be offered this opportunity to have a head start on education. PAC has new website Special to The Star Citizens Improving Gulf County is a legal Political Action Committee that is pleased to announce the release of its new revised website effective immediately. The new and improved website is a vehicle for citizens to see the latest political news and to le complaints or ask about issues that concern the community. There is no membership cost to belong and everyone is invited to participate as we would like to hear your opinions and concerns. The website address is www.gulfcountycitizens. co m or you may also write to Citizens Improving Gulf County, P.O. Box 1022, Port St Joe, FL 32457. You might have recently observed the behavior and actions by the Gulf County Commission as we have and would prefer to see a transparent, honest and effective County Commission that operates in the sunshine. If this is one of your concerns or if you have others, please contact us and get involved. The government is supposed to work for you. Our membership is comprised of Democrats, Republicans, blacks, whites and various religions scattered over the entire county in every district with a common cause to improve our community and keep out of the hands of special interest. In the words of Plato, “one of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” We have made headway ghting corruption and with your continued help will continue to be effective, said Chairman Jim Garth. Heart disease risk can be linked to other matters of the heart By the staff at MyGulfCare Matters of the heart can in uence actual heart health, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Utah. Published in “Psychological Science,” a journal for the Association of Psychological Science. The ndings show that the way in which you and your spouse support each other can actually have a signi cant bearing on your overall cardiovascular health. The ndings reveal that when both partners perceive the support they get from each other as sometimes helpful and sometimes upsetting, also known as “ambivalent,” each partner’s level of coronary artery calci cation (CAC) tends to be measurably higher. The researchers studied 136 couples with an average age of 63, and average length of marriage of 36 years. The couples answered questions about how helpful or upsetting their spouse was during times when they needed support, advice or a favor. By using CT scan to measure the coronaryartery calci cation, the researchers found that those who both reported their spouse to be sometimes helpful, and sometimes “not so much” had higher CAC levels. For the couples where only one spouse felt the other to be ambivalent, the risk was signi cantly lower. When both spouses reported the other to be helpful, supportive and not upsetting in times of need or stress, there was an even more signi cant decrease in cardiovascular-disease risk. We tend to look at lifestyles and heredity as being the determining factors for health-related risks. Sometimes the answer may be a little closer to home. The stress, no matter the source, can have an effect on the heart. The term “heart disease” refers to a number of symptoms or disease factors that decrease the health of the heart or its associated blood vessels. High blood pressure is typically considered a risk factor for heart disease rather than a symptom. If you or your spouse have hypertension, it is important to take time to seek professional treatment. A primary care provider can help you determine a treatment plan for your hypertension. For more information about healthy, active lifestyles contact MyGULFCare at 229-5606 or 227-1276, ext. 132, to nd out about the services we provide. Stop by the WIG Center on Peters Street in Port St. Joe on the second and fourth Tuesday of this month anytime from 1-3 p.m. (EST) for a free blood pressure check and “KNEW You” lesson. Early Education The Port St. Joe Port Authority recently launched its 2014 Capital Campaign to raise funds to cover its necessary operating expenses for the coming year. Letters and pledge forms were sent to various businesses and individuals in the area. The Port Authority is progressing on a “Fast Track” to be operational by early to mid-2015. This is exciting news in that an operational port will bring needed jobs and increased business activity in Gulf County and the surrounding region. For this to happen, we desperately need your nancial support to keep the Port Authority active until such time as we have a revenue source from the leasing of Port Authority property and/or collection of fees from port users. Those of you who received pledge notices, we ask that you please return them with your contribution. To those who did not receive letters, your contribution, in any amount, would be deeply appreciated. Send contributions to: The Port St. Joe Port Authority Post Of ce Box 745 Port St. Joe, FL 32457. The Port is our greatest asset and will be for generations to come. Please lend your support now! Sincerely, Chairman Leonard Costin, Secretary Jason Shoaf, Past Chairwoman Joanna White, Vice Chairman Eugene Raffield, Treasurer Jessica Rish The Port St. Joe Port Authority would like to thank the following for their generous donations to the Port Authority during its 2013 Capital Campaign: 2013 HONOR ROLL Platinum ($10,000) City of Port St. Joe The St. Joe Company Silver ($1,000) Gulf County Economic Development Alliance Mr. & Mrs. Michael Wellman Anonymous Shoreline Medical Group-Dr. Tom Curry & Dr. Betty Curry Kerigan Marketing Associates, Inc. Bronze ($500) Bluewater Outrigger, Inc. Duren’s Piggly Wiggly Mr. Frank Pate Supporter ($10$499) iFix Computers PSJ, LLC Centennial Bank Coast2Coast Printing & Promotions, Inc. Also, many thanks to those who have already given generously in 2014 and who will be recognized in the 2014 Honor Roll. Open letter to the Citizens of Gulf County informed decisions as to which health insurance product to purchase. Although chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis cannot be cured, the specialized medical care from their rheumatologist can ease pain and improve the quality of life of our patients. It is time to reform existing prior authorization and rst fail protocols which are burdensome, expensive, and inef cient. Legislators must ensure our patients receive the necessary care recommended by their physicians in a timely fashion so they no longer needlessly suffer. Philippe A Saxe M.D. is managing partner at Arthritis Associates of South Florida in Delray Beach, immediate past president of the Florida Society of Rheumatology and serves on the executive committee of the Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations. 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Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com www.starfl.com Section Section A A few tips for tasty winter sheepshead By FRANK SARGEANT Special to the News Herald Sheepshead look like an oversized saltwater bluegill in a convict suit, and as such, they ought to be very easy to catch. To be sure, they are abundant pan sh of the saltwater kind, but catching them can at times be a challenge. However, if you’re interested in eating bottom sh — and who isn’t — they are becoming one of the few games in town, so tightly are the feds limiting our take of grouper and most snappers. And they’re one of the more active species in Panhandle waters from now through March. The limit on sheepshead still allows you to take them home by the ock; the rule is 15 daily over 12 inches, which means if you have two or three anglers aboard and happen into a swarm of hungry ’heads, you can actually ll the cooler, a rarity with any species these days. You won’t be taking home any 20-pounders, as you might with gags or red snapper, to be sure, (the all-tackle sheepshead record is 21 pounds, 4 ounces, the Florida record 15-2) but a stack of 1to 3-pounders is likely, and if you sh offshore rockpiles during the February/ April spawn, you might add some sh of 5 to 8 pounds to the box. (There are no federal regulations on the species, but you must comply with state limits when you return to shore.) Sheepshead are not wimps; they’re remarkably powerful critters for their size. A ve-pounder caught on the ats is a match for a red sh of similar size — though it’s rare to catch ’em on the ats because they are so much more wary than red sh (see below). And when you hook up with a heavy one around a piling, he’s just as quick to wrap up and cut you off as any snook. First, a quick scoop of biology; Archosargus probatocephalus is a member of the porgie family, thus his shape. Sheepshead are named for their teeth, which do look somewhat sheeplike, and enable them to crunch up the shellsh and crabs which are their primary diet. Inside the mouth are hard, bony nodules which complete the crushing operation; they can grind up anything from oysters to mussels to barnacles — if you’ve ever tried to scrape barnacles off a boat bottom, you have to truly admire the power in the sheepshead jaws, because they nip them off like carrots. Catching sheepshead is a learned art. It looks as if it should be very simple; toss a piece of fresh-cut shrimp in front of them and they eat it, most of the time. But that parsimonious mouth is very stingy when it comes to ingesting hooks; often they nip off the bait and leave Mr. Mustad hanging naked. First, it’s essential to use a hook small enough to t the relatively small mouth of the sh; size 1 or 1/0 is the ticket to admission. Actually smaller hooks work even better, but the teeth are so strong that the sh can occasionally bite right through the light wire of smaller hardware. (They also can bite through mono or uoro leader and line, and there’s not much you can do about that if the hook goes in far enough for them to chomp on either. Adding wire leader is not an option — they will rarely eat even the tastiest bait suspended on wire.) You usually need a sinker of some sort because ‘heads are most often found in holes, channels and cuts, usually around rocks, concrete or other hard structure where shell sh can x and grow and where small crabs live. Boat docks and bridge pilings also attract them. One good way to rig is to put the hook on a dropper made of 20-pound test hard mono or uoro (both have more resistance to teeth than standard mono) and then hang the sinker on the bitter end of the line about 18 inches below. With this rig, you can immediately feel it when a sh starts nibbling on the bait; if the sinker is above the hook, as in a standard rig, the sh has to bite hard enough to move the sinker before you feel anything— and by that time the bait might be long gone. Using braided line helps a lot — the no-stretch ber transmits the feel of the nibbles much better than mono. Another good rig is a 1/8 to ounce jig head with an oversized hook, size 1/0 or so, on which a piece of fresh cut shrimp, about thumbnail-sized, is impaled. With the jig, you feel the bite immediately, and it casts more easily than a separate sinker/dropper rig. While fresh shrimp is by far the easiest bait to come by, sheepshead also readily take an assortment of other natural baits; oysters, ddler crabs, sand eas and tubeworms are all high on the list of sheepshead a cionados. Whatever the bait, the trick is to hold light tension on the line when you feel that rst bump. If you can sense weight there as you take up the slack, go ahead and set the hook; you miss some, but you hook most once you develop the touch. You often can visually locate sheepshead in clear water; they tend to hang near the surface, and you can spot them as they turn and ash. But even if you don’t see them, you often can stir sh up by chumming around crusty pilings and riprap; use a hoe or spud to scrape the barnacles. As this stuff showers down, sheepshead will smell it and move in from considerable distance. Larger ‘heads congregate on rockpiles and ledges in 8 to 30 feet of water to spawn from February into early April: many nearshore reefs also hold them at this time. There also is a limited ats shery for small sheepshead in Panhandle bays in early spring, anywhere you might see redsh tailing. On the lowest tides, it’s not uncommon to see them up in the shallows waving that gray tail as they root out an oyster or a shrimp. However, a sheepshead seen in this way is not a sheepshead caught; they are paranoid on a level that makes bone sh seem like carp. If you land an arti cial lure anywhere in the same zip code, they will instantly vaporize. The only tactic that has ever worked for me is to cast a whole shrimp, unweighted, on a light spinning rig uptide from the sh and let it sit there. Sometimes the sh smells it, swims up and eats it — when that happens, you have achieved one of the pinnacles of ats angling. They put up a nice battle in the shallows, too, with some fast, powerful runs. Oddly, these same sh might travel to nearby potholes when the spirit moves them, and then they become dumb as cat sh; most of the large winter catches are made by nding these backcountry holes. They also settle into rocky holes in many coastal rivers during cold weather. Sheepshead are in the same gang as the pin sh, which explains something about their physiography — they are armed with some of the sharpest, longest spines in shdom — sort of the uberpin sh, if you will — and the armament sprouts in all directions, from the back, the chest and the nether regions; there is hardly a safe way to pick up a sheepshead except with tongs. But pick up a sheepshead you must, because that’s what it takes to extract those wonderful white llets. As you might expect of a creature that eats only shell sh, the taste of sheepshead completely belies the barnyardian name; it is among the nest of all shes, right up there with hog snapper — another critter with a nasty name and a wonderful taste, come to think of it. After years of being wounded by ‘heads, I nally came to the conclusion that the only reasonable way to deal with them was to disarm them. These days, when I catch one it goes on ice immediately to “put it to sleep,” as we like to tell the grandkids, and then out come the poultry shears. I systematically nip off every pointed spine on every sh — if you leave even one, I can assure you it will nd a way to bury itself in your nger. Once the spines are gone, sheepshead llet pretty much like other sh, but they do have a thicker hide and tougher scales—run the point of a sharp llet knife up each side of the backbone to make a channel before you start the lleting cut and it will go more smoothly. You have to cut around the base of the dorsal spines, too; they extend well into the meat. Now strip off the skin and you’re ready to cook. On small sh, trim off the rib cage because it doesn’t have much meat; on larger ones, you might nd it better to leave the rib meat in place and deal with the bones once the sh is cooked. Sheepshead are delicious any way you care to cook them. One of my shing friends likes to cube the meat, boil it brie y in crab boil spices like Zataran’s, and then dip in melted butter and lemon juice— tasty as lobster, and more tender. Of course, you can’t beat breading and deep frying, and simply putting them in a sh basket, adding a little non-stick oil and plopping them on a hot grill is also a great way to go. 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! 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 27 52 40 10 % F ri, F eb 28 55 44 20 % S a t M ar 1 58 48 30 % Sun, M ar 2 62 57 0 % M on, M ar 3 69 48 % T ues M ar 4 69 48 % W ed M ar 5 69 48 % Inshore/Bay O UTDOORS Page 6 Thursday, February 26, 2014 FEELING KIND OF SHEEPISH Light spinning gear does the job on most sheepshead, and braided line makes it easier to feel the light bites and set the hook. FRANK SARGEANT | Special to the News Herald SPONSORED BY Local area streams and lakes will be on the rise as rain water and runoff waters ll our area from the vast amounts of rain this week. This should be a good thing for local cat sh and bream anglers, but may hinder the inshore guys looking for trout and red sh. We should start to see spring time feeding patterns emerge soon!

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PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA S PORTS www.starfl.com A Section By BRAD MILNER Halifax Media Group Thomas Register and Travis Blanton have the dubious distinction of being basketball coaches involved in each of the East’s three losses in the Halifax All-Star Classic. They’re hoping that trend changes on April 5. Both were chosen to coach the East boys in the 10th annual game to be held at the Billy Harrison Field House on the campus of Gulf Coast State College. Blanton is 02 in the series pitting some of the best senior prep basketball talent from 11 Panhandle counties. Register, a former GC assistant men’s coach, is 0-1 in his previous attempt at a victory. The East boys, selected by The News Herald’s sports department, are 6-3 against teams from the West, selected by the Northwest Florida Daily News in Fort Walton Beach. The West won in 2006, ‘08 and ‘10 and the East has won the past three meetings. Blanton, 47, entered this weekend in search of a District 1-4A title at Marianna. He’s guided the Bulldogs for 14 seasons and two Final Four appearances in 2008-09. He said he didn’t lose any sleep over his Halifax Classic defeats, but admitted it would be nice to record a win for bragging rights. Blanton’s Halifax Classic debut came when the East had its only three-coach bench, as he joined Port St. Joe’s Derek Kurnitksy and Ponce de Leon’s Stacey Stafford in 2006. The West edged the East 9995 that year in what was only one of two games where both teams scored 90 points or more. Blanton returned in 2008 and joined Rutherford’s Rhondie Ross in a 96-74 loss, which remains the largest margin of victory on the boys side. Register becomes the rst East coach to have been at two different high schools. He’s currently in his rst season at Vernon after leading Graceville for two years before spending one at Wallace-Hanceville, Ala., Community College. He paired with Franklin County’s Fred Drake in the 2010 Halifax Classic with the East falling 93-72, which was the second-largest margin of victory in the series. East girls coaches will be selected and announced in the coming weeks. The rst round of East boys and girls player selections also are on the horizon and the full 12-player rosters for the East and West will be released in early March. Player nominations are being accepted. Area coaches in the East coverage area are asked to send player name, position, height, statistics and other pertinent information to Brad Milner at The News Herald via e-mail at bmilner@pcnh.com or by calling 747-5065. Halifax Media Group and its two Florida daily newspapers, The News Herald and the Northwest Florida Daily News, again are lead sponsors along with GCSC. Additional sponsorship is provided by the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau. Any individual or business with a desire to sponsor the event may contact GCSC Athletic Marketing Representative Teresa Beaver at 769-1551, ext. 2813 or Milner, News Herald Writer Jason Shoot (jshoot@pcnh.com, 747-5067) and Executive Sports Editor Pat McCann (pmccann@pcnh.com, 747-5068). The event accepts any and all levels of sponsorships, from monetary support to in-kind donations. By BRAD MILNER 747-5065 | @PCNHBradMilner bmilner@pcnh.com Two of the early boys selections for the Halifax All-Star Classic are still playing basketball. All four will take the court on April 5 in the quest to defeat the West. Malone’s Chai Baker, Vernon’s Alex Brown, Mosley’s Nat Dixon and Rutherford’s Khaliel Spearman have been chosen to represent the East in the 10th annual event to be played at the Billy Harrison Field House on the campus of Gulf Coast State College. Baker and Spearman are currently prepping for respective regional basketball games. Brown’s season ended in the district round and Dixon’s before then due to hitting the football recruiting trail. The East boys will be coached by Marianna’s Travis Blanton and Vernon’s Thomas Register, both of whom are making return appearances in the game. The East teams are chosen by the sports department of The News Herald from an eight-county coverage area. They oppose roster from the West is comprised from the three-county coverage area of the Northwest Florida Daily News stationed in Fort Walton Beach. Baker and Dixon have cemented college destinations, while Brown and Spearman test their options. Baker signed with Oregon State and Dixon is moving on with a football scholarship at Boston College. The duo continues a line of Division I talent playing in the Halifax Classic, dating back to Graceville’s Rashaad Singleton in the inaugural event in 2005. Baker, a 6-foot-3 guard, and Malone will host Cottondale in the Region 1-1A seminal on Tuesday. The Tigers are in search of a third consecutive regionalnal berth with the previous two ending in defeat. Baker leads them into the contest with 22.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per game and will look to join his brother, Ty, in being a Halifax Classic winner, as the elder sibling was part of last year’s game. Spearman at 6-2 is Rutherford’s leading scorer and has the Rams on the cusp of a second regional nal in three seasons. Rutherford hosts Tallahassee Rickards on Tuesday for the right to advance. The 6-3 Brown’s campaign ended with a loss to Cottondale in the District 2-1A seminal. His 33 ppg helped Register guide the Yellow Jackets to a winning record in his rst season at the helm after Vernon amassed 16 losses in 2012-13. Dixon also is capable of scoring at a similar clip with more than 30 ppg as a junior. His production dipped some this season, but he’s still one of the area’s best shooters and he’s not afraid to heave the ball at the basket. The 64 guard’s leaping ability also gives the East some length inside. Complete 12-player rosters for the East and West will be released in early March. East girls coaches will be selected and announced in the coming weeks and the rst round of East girls player selections also are on the horizon. Star Staff Report The Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School softball team routed Blountstown and Altha last week to remain unbeaten. The Lady Gators beat Blountstown 11-2 last Wednesday with Ashleigh Price pitching the rst ve innings of the victory while striking out nine and allowing just three hits. Brianna Bailey earned the save with two shutout innings, striking out four. Bailey was 2 for 4 at the plate with a home run and two RBIs and two runs scored. Naomi Parker was 2 for 4, scored three runs and drove in three, Tara Walding was 2 for 4, scoring three times and driving in two and Shamario Cole was 2 for 2 and scored a run. The Lady Gators also swamped Altha 15-0. Parker pitched four innings for the win in the runrule game, striking out six and allowing no hits. Parker was also 2 for 3 at the plate, scoring three times. Price had a home run and was 3 for 3, Cole was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and Mariah Brown was 2 for 3 with a run scored. Bailey was 1 for 2 with two runs scored. The Lady Gators beat North Bay Haven 16-0. Price earned the win, facing eight batters and allowing one hit while striking out two. Parker followed in the circle, striking out all three batters she faced. Bailey faced ve batters and struck out three to nish the game. Bailey was 2 for 2 with two runs scored at the plate. Walding was 2 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBI’s. Wewahitchka hosts Vernon at 4 p.m. CT (junior varsity) and 6 p.m. (varsity) Thursday. Star Staff Report A come-from-behind win last Friday against Wewahitchka sent the Port St. Joe Jr/Sr. High School baseball team into a critical week with momentum. The Tiger Sharks fell behind early 2-0 but rallied late to beat the host Gators 8-6. Port St. Joe has two important district road games this week against Bozeman (Tuesday) and Liberty County today. The game in Wewahitchka was one of swings. After falling behind 2-0 Port St. Joe rallied for three runs in the top of the third only to have the Gators come right back and take a 6-3 lead in the home half of the third, with Tiger Shark errors assisting. The Tiger Sharks struck for ve runs in the sixth for the nal margin. Jarkeice Davis had two hits, made a big play with a running catch in deep center on a line drive that looked to be going for extra bases. Will Ramsey was the winning pitcher after taking over for starter Bryce Godwin with one out in the fth. Ramsey pitched the rest of the way. Cole Cryderman, Drew Lacour, Walt Wilder and Ramsey head had a hit. The Tiger Sharks lone loss came the day before in Altha. Cryderman and Coy Burke pitched well enough to win, said Coach Chuck Gannon, but the Tiger Sharks could not muster any offense in a 1-0 loss. Hunter Baumgardner had two hits, Cryderman had a double and Drew Lacour had an in eld single. Bryce Register and Davis added pinch hits in the top of the seventh but Port St. Joe could not push across the tying run. The Tiger Sharks opened the season with a 6-5 win over Arnold, followed by a 5-2 win over Vernon and a 20-0 rout of West Gadsden. Home opener Friday Star Staff Report The Florida/Alabama Challenge last week was just that for the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team. The Lady Tiger Sharks lost four games over the two-day tournament at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, losing three games by two or fewer runs. The Lady Tiger Sharks fell 4-3 to Fort Walton Beach, 9-7 to Milton, 6-1 to Yulee and 8-6 to Monteverde Academy. Port St. Joe was 2-4 entering the week, which includes the home opener at 5 p.m. (junior varsity) and 7 p.m. Friday. Against Fort Walton Beach, Stephanie Brinkmeier suffered her rst pitching loss of the season, going the distance while allowing four runs on ve hits and striking out nine. Shannon Pridgeon had a triple and Kesley Miles, Brittany King, Callie Fleshren, Hal Leigh Keels and Addison Rice each added a single. Against Milton, Brinkmeier was again on the mound, pitching the distance and allowing nine runs on 10 hits while walking three and striking out one. The Lady Tiger Sharks pounded out 13 hits, with King leading the way with a home run, two doubles, a single and two RBIs. Pridgeon had three hits, Rice two and Keels, Ashley Babcock, Christian Laine and Fleshren each added a hit. Brinkmeier was the losing pitcher as the action picked up on Saturday against Yulee. Brinkmeier allowed six runs on 11 hits, striking out three and walking three. Pridgeon, Laine and Brinkmeier had two hits each and Fleshren singled. Last and nal game of the tournament was against Monteverde Academy. Savannah Miles started on the mound for Port St. Joe against Monteverde Academy. She pitched four innings before Brinkmeier came on in relief in the fth with the Lady Tiger Sharks up 6-3. Monteverde, however, struck for ve runs in the fth and Miles came back on to nish the game. Laine was 4 for 4, Miles had two hits and Brinkmeier added a solo home run to lead Port St. Joe. King, Miles and Rice each had a hit. FIRST FOUR The rst four players chosen for the East boys team in the 10th annual Halifax AllStar Classic: Chai Baker, G, Malone Alex Brown, G, Vernon Nat Dixon, G, Mosley Khaliel Spearman, G, Rutherford Blanton, Register in search of rst wins as East coaches Malone’s Baker leads 1st East boys all-star picks COURTESY OF STEVE WHEALTON | Special to The Star The Lady Tiger Sharks’ home opener is Friday against Marianna. Tough tourney for Lady Tiger Sharks Lady Gators rout BHS, Altha, NBH COURTESY OF STEVE WHEALTON | Special to The Star The Tiger Sharks rose to 4-1 with an 8-6 victory last Friday at Wewahitchka. Tiger Sharks beat Wewa, move to 4-1 Page 7 Thursday, February 27, 2014

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After only a year and a half of writing, Gerald is preparing to release her fth published book, “Till Heaven Then Forever,” in March. The new novel explores themes of paradise, pain and discovers what the phrase “life is too short” really means. “Till Heaven Then Forever” features a couple who lives in the Bahamas believes they have it all, but after a void begins to form they set out on a new adventure, end up traveling through Gulf County and ultimately end up in a very familiar location: Cape San Blas. Gerald said that she enjoyed writing about places that she knew very well and even featured additional landmarks like the Port Inn and Joe Mama’s restaurant. Even though the book falls into the romance category, Gerald said that the material is clean and includes the religious overtones that readers may expect from her. “I always try to include God in my books,” said Gerald. “He’s given me a gift that I love.” The turn to romance may come as a surprise to Gerald’s regular readers since her previous works fall into the mystery and thriller genres, but the author was careful to not alienate her audience. “This book is for everyone,” said Gerald. “It’s told from a man’s point of view. “It’s very concise and the perfect read.” Though the book will ofcially be published on March 11 by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, copies are currently available for purchase at the No Name Caf in Port St. Joe along with her other titles “Beaufort Betrayal,” “Rosemary Beach,” and her children’s book, “Dusty the Island Dog.” Star Staff Report The 40th edition of the annual Miss Valentine’s Day Pageant sponsored by Gulf County Senior Citizens was held in front of a crowd at Wewahitchka Elementary School Feb. 8. “It was the best pageant ever,” said Russ Scholz, president of the board of Gulf County Senior Citizens. The Queen of Miss Gulf County, for ages 10th through 12th grades, was Deanna Sullivan who received a $250 scholarship. Runner-up was Kylee Marie Hays. Sydney J. McDonnell was named Miss Teen Gulf County for ages seventh through ninth grades. She received a professional makeover from DeeDee Morris, owner of “Makeovers by DeeDee”. Morris is currently stylist for Miss Alabama. Runner-up was Dakota Hornsby. In the Miss Valentine Sweetheart category for girls aged fourth through sixth grades, the winner as MaKenzie Shae Davis with runner-up Madison Alexandria Watts. Madison Renee Easter was named Little Miss Valentine in the contest for girls aged second and third grades. Runner-up was MaKenzie Grace Lyle. Also competing were Emily Barwick, Sarah Kelsoe, Marley Middlebrooks and Angel Williams. In the nal judged category, Leilah DuPuie was named Little Miss Sweetheart in the contest for girls aged pre-K to rst grade. Also competing were Janie Marie Blackwood, Harley Boyatt, Hannah Causey, Ali Kole Ferry, Ana Kelsoe, Kimber Nichols, Jordan Pippin, Alexandra Faith Precott and Eden Lee Rustin. The Baby Valentine Princess category for youngsters aged 0-3 was not judged, but competing were Alexandria Marie Toney, Miranda Leeann Easter, Lay’onia Colleen Yarbrt and Aliah Dannielle Ferry. Gulf County Senior Citizens thanks all 25 girls who participated. Thanks also go out to the sponsors for their donations and Gulf County Senior Citizens. All funds raised benet Gulf County Senior Citizens. Special to The Star Sacred Heart Medical Group will be hosting two health fairs in Gulf County March 11 and 12. The events will be held at the physician ofces in Wewahitchka (March 11) and Port St. Joe (March 12) from 4-6 p.m. local standard time. These events are in celebration of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf’s anniversary of their fourth year of service to Gulf County. Sacred Heart Medical Group in Wewahitchka will be hosting a health fair at their location in conjunction with other medical providers in the area on March 11 from 4-6 p.m. CST. The ofce address is 807 Highway 22. The screenings will include bone density, cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose and assistance with afford able care insurance. Door prizes, healthy food and goody bags will be given to participants. Sacred Heart Medical Group in Port St Joe will be hosting a health fair at the hospital’s Medical Ofce Building. The event will be held on March 12 from 4-6 p.m. EST time. The ofce address is 3081 U.S. High way 98. The screenings will include bone density, cholesterol, blood pres sure, and glucose screening. Door prizes, give-a-ways and healthy food will be available to par ticipants in attendance. Author prepares release of new romance book BOOK SIGNING To promote “Till Heaven Then Forever,” Gerald will hold a book signing from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 1 at Dockside Sea Food and Raw Bar in Port St. Joe. The book will also be available for purchase through online retailers including Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Sacred Heart Medical Group hosting health fairs WES LOCHER | The Star Local author Linda Heavner Gerald will release her new book, “Till Heaven Then Forever,” on March 11. 40th annual Valentine’s Pageant ‘best ever’SS PECIAl L TO THE SS TAR The 40th annual Miss Valentine’s Pageant was held Feb. 8.

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C OMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section Special to The Star The Shells and Tales Storytelling Festival started out with a huge success at the Thirsty Goat last Friday night. The Liar’s Challenge was the rst of three events of the Festival. The Liar’s Challenge was sponsored by the Coastal Community Association. This event drew in liars from as far as Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado and, closer to home, Panama City, Cape San Blas and Tallahassee. The rst place winner was Paul Phelps from Colorado whose lobster tale kept everyone in stitches. Wayne Garrett of Panama City was the second-place winner with his dog and the blasted pollen and Robyn Rennick won thirdplace with her story of duck hunting and marriage proposals. The Thirsty Goat rang with laughter from the 90plus audience who were a combination of locals and winter visitors. Other tellers who enthralled the listeners were VieVie Baird, Sharon Grif th, Pat Hardman, Don Rozhon, Andy Brostrom and Brooks Jones. The Shells and Tales Storytelling Festival continues this weekend. “Wine, Cheese and Grown Up Stories”, a great evening of storytelling by professional storytellers, FILE PHOTO The next Salt Air Farmer’s Market will be held on Saturday at City Commons Park in Port St. Joe. Farmers from around North Florida and Georgia will have fresh produce for purchase and vendors will sell homemade crafts and jewelry. The Salt Air Farmer’s Market promotes a sustainable food system on Florida’s Forgotten Coast. The Market runs from 9 a.m. ET to 1 p.m. SALT AIR FARMER’S MARKET THIS SATURDAY By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com In the community for the community – that is the mantra for the annual Sportsman’s Banquet sponsored by the Lions Club. The seventh annual edition of the events rolls in Thursday, March 13, with plenty of good food, a heaping helping of fun, prizes and, for one lucky, a bucketful of cash to take home. But the real fun comes when the Lions Club gets to spend the proceeds, 100 percent of which is poured back into the community through a number of outlets. Over the past decade, the club has poured some $25,000 into the community through a host of efforts. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Flora Blackman recently turned 91 years young. Blackman celebrated her birthday in her favorite place: surrounded by children at Wewahitchka Elementary School. Principal Jay Bidwell interrupted Larry Brown’s class alongside members of the school board and principal designee Renee Lynn to thank Blackman for more than 15 years of volunteer work with the schools and community. Most of her volunteer time is spent in Brown’s classroom, where he teaches a special needs mixed class that ranges in grades from kindergarten through fourth. Bidwell presented Blackman with a plaque to show appreciation for her dedication of service to the youth of Gulf County. “I’m honored and surprised,” Blackman said. “God had a purpose for me, and the purpose is these children. “That’s what keeps me alive.” Brown, who Blackman refers to as her “boyfriend,” presented the birthday girl with a stack of drawings by students in the class, each with a message of love for her. “You can tell that the students adore her,” Bidwell said. “She’s a force in every child’s life. “What better to do with your life than help kids?” Not one to slow down, Blackman also helps organize an annual Easter bake sale and is heavily involved in Valentine’s and Thanksgiving events held at the school. Blackman has been a presence in Brown’s class for more than a decade, interacting with children and in some cases becoming a surrogate grandmother. “We see her come in year “Make a memory while you’re little. Everyone needs a memory.” Flora Blackman “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. “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 Washington County News and The Holmes County Times-Advertiser. 1) A person would gain an extra how many pounds each year by drinking an extra can of sugarladen soda each day? 5, 10, 15, 20 2) What work did “Typhoid Mary” hold that allowed her to infect so many people of the disease? Cook, Nurse, Prostitute, Maid 3) In the U.S. approximately what percent of men ask for parent approval for their bride’s hand in marriage? 4, 6, 8, 10 4) Whom did Erle Stanley Gardner introduce in a series of books? Luke Skywalker, Perry Mason, Lone Ranger, Tarzan 5) When was the rst pay-per-view television system? 1951, 1960, 1972, 1983 6) Where is the country of Djibouti? Europe, Asia, S. America, Africa 7) From older TV’s “The Big Valley” what was the name of Heath’s (Lee Majors) horse? Beauty, Hilltop, Charger, Maggie 8) Each year American dentists use about how many tons of gold for llings? 9, 13, 17, 21 9) What do American moms say they need more of the most? Time, Love, Patience, Money 10) Whose original name was the Elgins? Spinners, Temptations, Drifters, Stylistics 11) What is deglutition the medical term for? Sneezing, Blinking, Swallowing, Sprain 12) Who was president when Minnesota, Oregon, and Kansas were admitted to the Union? Buchanan, Pierce, Grant, Taylor 13) Of these 1990s TV series, which aired the most original episodes at 202? Party of Five, Spin City, Ally McBeal, X-Files 14) Which bird hovers like a helicopter? Wren, Finch, Hummingbird, Robin ANSWERS 1) 15. 2) Cook. 3) 4 percent. 4) Perry Mason. 5) 1951. 6) Africa. 7) Charger. 8) 13. 9) Time. 10) Temptations. 11) Swallowing. 12) Buchanan. 13) X-Files. 14) Hummingbird. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com WES LOCHER | The Star Flora Blackman celebrated her 91st birthday with students in Larry Brown’s class at Wewahitchka Elementary School. Blackman celebrates 91st birthday at WES See BLACKMAN B5 Thursday, February 27, 2014 PHOTOS COURTESY OF THOM BAIRD | Special to The Star Last year’s Sportsman’s Banquet raised more than $15,000 for community service projects. Sportsman’s Banquet fuels Lions Club mission See BANQUET B5 FOR THE COMMUNITY The heart of every Sportsman’s Banquet is Charlie Norton’s “famous” ribeye steaks. The Liars came out Friday night in PSJ See LIARS B5

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B2 | The Star Thursday, February 27, 2014 O u r l o c a l r e a l e s t a t e e x p e r t s h a v e i d e n t i e d w h a t t h e y f e e l a r e t h e b e s t v a l u e s a r o u n d a n d a r e o e r i n g t h e m t o y o u i n R e a l E s t a t e P i c k s ( I n t h i s s e c t i o n ) D i s c o v e r t h e b e s t r e a l e s t a t e v a l u e s i n M e x i c o B e ac h, P o r t S t J o e A p a l ac h i c o l a C a p e S a n B l a s S t G e o r g e I s l a n d, C a r r a b e l l e a n d s u r r o u n d i n g a r e a s Real E sta t e P icks Best V alues on the Forgotten Coast % %% "$ # S O L D 850-227-8890 / 850-227-7770 www .co as tal r eal tyinf o .c o m O v e r l o o k i n g S t J o s e p h B a y t h i s 2 b e d r o o m h o m e g i v e s y o u g r e a t s u n r i s e v i e w s E n j o y b e a u ti f u l v i e w s a n d s u n r i s e s w h i l e o v e r l o o k i n g t h e b a y T h e p o r c h o n t h e u p p e r l e v e l i s s c r e e n e d i n a n d i s o n t h e g u l f s i d e o f t h e h o u s e T h e r e i s 8 0 f e e t o f b a y f r o n t a g e a n d a b o a t d o c k w h i c h i s j o i n tl y o w n e d w i t h a h o u s e n e x t d o o r f o r s h i n g k a y a k i n g o r a b o a t Clar a is a medium ener gy 57 1.5yrs Shepher d/ M ix. She w alks w ell on a leash and k no w s the c ommand of sit Clar a is v er y w ell beha v ed and w an ts t o please She lo v es a tt en tion and will r eturn it with her dev otion. Clar a does not car e f or the a tt en tion of k itties and w ould do w ell in a home without them. I f y ou ar e unable t o adopt a t this time per haps y ou c ould f ost er or mak e a D ona tion. A ll pets adopt ed fr om SJBHS will be curr en t on v ac cina tions and spa y ed/neut er ed P lease do not hesita t e t o email t o wnsend .hsdir ec t or@ g mail .c om or adoptba y stjoe@g mail .c om or call the S t Joseph B a y Humane S ociet y a t 850-227-1103 and ask f or M elody or D ebbie! O nline applica tions and pet phot os ar e a v ailable a t w w w .sjbhumanesociet y .or g A doption f ees include our c ost of spa y/neut er and curr en t v ac cina tions O ur hours f or the shelt er ar e T uesda y -S a tur da y fr om 10 am-4 pm! F aith 's T hrif t Hut is alw a y s in need of dona tions also and all the pr oc eeds go dir ec tly t o suppor t the animals in our car e! T he hours f or the st or e ar e T hursda y -S a tur da y fr om 10 am-3 pm. V olun t eers ar e alw a y s w elc ome a t both our st or e and our shelt er! O ur st or e and shelt er loca tion is 1007 T en th S tr eet in P or t S t Joe! Hope t o see y ou all ther e soon! I f y o u a r e m i s s i n g a p e t o r w a n t t o a d o p t a n e w p e t p l e a s e c h e c k w i t h y o u r l o c a l H u m a n e S o c i e t y o r S h e l t e r Fo l l o w u s o n F a c e b o o k : S t J o s e p h B a y H u m a n e S o c i e t y w w w s jbh u ma n e so c i e t y o r g See Y our Business Name and Inf o Her e f or ONL Y $1 5 per w eek $60 per month Mar cia Knapk e 227 -7847 Call T oda y Soceity Star Staff Report There will be a regular general meeting of American Legion Post 116, 4 p.m. ET today. The meeting will be held at VFW Post 10069, Trout Ave., 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. SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR Members of the GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club Inc. attended the District 2 Arts and Crafts Meeting in Chattahoochee on Feb. 15. Arts and craft projects made by members were taken and judged. Several members from the GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club, Inc., received rst-, secondand third-place ribbons for their entries. Pictured are Patsy Whiteld, Teresa Lykins, Patty Fisher, and Tunnie Miller being presented the “Red Apple.” This coveted award is presented to the club who donates the most items to the hosting club for their special project. Shown with members is Laura Bundy, President, Chattahoochee Woman’s Club, presenting the Red Apple to the GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club Inc. All items donated by clubs that were represented at this meeting will go to the Refuse House, a domestic abuse shelter located in Quincy, which is the special project for the Chattahoochee Woman’s Club. Special to The Star The Port St Joe Garden Club will host a program on “Gardening with Native Plants” at noon ET on Thursday, March 13 at the garden center on Eighth Street. Ms. Jodi Putnam from the Sweetbay Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will present an illustrated talk on how to incorporate native plants into local gardens and landscapes. Anyone wishing to attend should leave a message on the Port St Joe Garden Club Facebook page. The Garden Center is available for private functions and is on both national and state historic site lists.CC OURTEs S Y OF JOHN MIICK | Special to The Star The Saint Joseph Bay Humane Society would like to thank the VFW post 10069 for its donation of $1,000. Dan McDonough, past Commander of the VFW post, is presenting the check to Donna Broecker, President of the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and Judy Miick, who is holding a 3-week-old puppy named Rhonda that is available for adoption. Special to The Star Karen Brown was inducted as a new member into the Port St Joe Kiwanis Club last week. Karen is a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a graduate of Carrabelle High School. After high school, Karen attended the Florida A & M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals Sciences in Tallahassee where she received her Pharmacy Degree. Upon receiving her degree, Karen opened her rst retail pharmacy in Eastpoint and then 12 years later a second pharmacy in Carrabelle. Karen furthered her pharmaceutical studies to include institutional pharmacy. She has been and continues to be employed by several nursing homes and hospitals as the Consultant Pharmacist. The Highlight of Karen’s career is her present position as Pharmacy Manager here at Sacred Heart on the Gulf Hospital. Karen enjoys playing golf and spending time with her daughter and grandson. The Port St Joe Kiwanis members welcome Karen as their newest member. Karen was sponsored by Kiwanis member Linda Grifn. Special to The Star The GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club, Inc. will be selling pulled pork sandwich plates 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. CT on Friday, Feb. 28. The plates will consist of a pulled-pork sandwich, coleslaw, 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. Please 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. Regular meeting of the American Legion Garden Club News GFWC Wewa Woman’s Club Inc. fundraiser SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR Left to right, Johanna White, Kiwanis President, Karen Brown and Linda Grifn. Kiwanis Club inducts new member V FF W PP O sS T 10069 DONATEsS TO HH U mM ANE SOCIETY G FF W CC WE wW A WO mM AN’ sS CC LUB II NC., ATTENDsS DD I sS TRICT 2 mM EETIN gG

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" & $"!'( School NewsSPECIAL TO TT HE STAR Front row: Gracie Ward, Rylie Lewandowski, Bionca Rafeld, Samantha Childers, Christopher Lee. Back row: Prince Jones, Jade Cothran, Diamond Collier, Weston Edwards. Special to The Star Faith Christian Middle School students participated in the Eighth Annual Learning Fair. This fair allows participants to choose from subjects such as literature, Bible, history, and science. Weeks of research are gathered, and the nal product includes an in-depth written report, a backboard and handmade model to help demonstrate the students’ ndings, and a verbal presentation to three esteemed judges. The winner of the 2014 Learning Fair was Farren Newman with her study of the History of SONAR. Second place was Kristen Bouington with her presentation of the History of Coca-Cola. Best in show was awarded to Carlos Nixon with his study of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids. All of the students did a great job! Thank you to Mr. Dennis Bareld, Mr. Mark Costin and Dr. Derick Tracy for judging. The Lion’s Tale SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR North Florida Child Development’s infant and toddler program at the South Gulf Early Learning Center celebrated Valentine’s Day with a “Teddy Bear Tea Party Lap-sit”. Each child brought in a Teddy Bear to sit in their Lap as a story was being read. This was incorporated in the Bears in Winter and Love Themes of the curriculum. Family members were invited to come out and join the learning experience, food and fun. Special to The Star The Port St. Joe High School Student Government Association was represented by its Executive Board at this year’s Florida Association of Student Councils Conference in Lake City, Florida. Representing its 83-member organization, the group’s projects ranked among the best at the conference. Competing against schools 1A-7A, the group placed rst in School Service and School Spirit, second in Fundraising, and third in Community Service. They also received the Gold Medallion, the most prestigious award at the conference. Among this group are some of Port St. Joe High School’s nest students. “They are not only hard workers, but they possess great character and pride for their school,” SGA sponsor Sissy Godwin said. Special to The Star The hinges on the door of Mr. Brown’s classroom almost are in need of replacement due to the many special visitors that his class has enjoyed. On Feb. 5, Father Jerry Huft shared his knowledge of fossils with the class. Due to an on-going oyster bed re-nourishment project in Franklin County, Fr. Huft was able to obtain a fossilized oyster shell as well as the inner remains of a clam shell. The Franklin County project is part of a bigger project that will build new oyster beds in the Chesapeake Bay (Virginia). With or without fossils, the class is always excited when Father Huft and his wife Ms. Jackie stop by. On Feb. 18, Mr. George Cox (Gulf County School Board Chairman) came and shared part of his currency collection with the class. The students were able to hold and admire paper currency from a fraction of a dollar to a genuine $1,000 bill. Needless to say, Mr. Cox made about 14 new friends on this day. The students were also able to get a mini-history lesson about the different presidents that are pictured on each bill. Each child was able to hold a small bag containing silver dollars and a gold coin. Mr. Cox is also planning a return trip to share his stamp collection with the class. On Feb. 19, Marcy Townsend from the Wewahitchka Public Library gave a very interesting presentation on the topic of astronomy. She read the class a story, which got their attention immediately. In addition to her easily understood lesson about the stars and planets, Ms. Townsend brought materials for the children to make their own telescope. The class is looking forward to a return visit from this very talented lady. As always, Wewahitchka Elementary School is always looking for volunteers to share their talents. If interested, please call the ofce at 639-2476 for more information. SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR Aimee Walsh’s second grade created “Super Hero” totes for their valentine party last week. The students read their cards aloud as they placed them in their tote. VALENTINE’sS DAY AT NN F CC D DAZZLING dD OLPHIN sS SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR Left to right: Sophia Harrison, Carter Thacker, Delilah Harrison, Kate McLemore, Lexie McGhee, Caitlin Godwin, Jimmy Cummings, Kennedy Thacker, Morgan Butts, and Burke Godwin. PSJHS SGA earns honors Life on Busy Street at Wewa Elementary School SUPER HH ERO TOTE sS

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Missing you with love forever, Your husband, Luther, and children Jafar, Douglas, Arzator and family Betty Ann Chambers, 72, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Ken Chambers; two daughters, Michele Quintana of Port St. Joe, Fla., and Beth Ann Chambers of Dallas, Texas; son, Jeffrey Quintana of Texas; six grandchildren, Sara, Hayley, Jessica, Scott, Brock, and Shawna; four great-grandchildren, Jayce, Christian, Cameron, and Cayden; and her dogs, Cali, LuLu, Jackson, Georgia, and Rufus. A beachside Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to extend a word of condolence may do so at www.heritagefhllc.com. Dorothy Anderson Hannon, of Port St. Joe, passed away peacefully in her home on Feb. 19, 2014. Dorothy was born December 12, 1919 in Apalachicola and after graduating from Chapman High School, moved to Port St. Joe with her parents, Emma and Otto Anderson. Dorothy attended Florida Women’s College in Tallahassee and Jones Business College in Jacksonville. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a charter member of St. Joseph’s Bay Country Club and the ladies golf association. For the last forty years she enjoyed spending her summers at her mountain home in Cashiers, North Carolina. She was a member of the High Hampton Colony Club where she loved gol ng and playing bridge with many friends. Dorothy was an avid traveler. She and her husband shared many trips, foreign and domestic during their years together. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Emma and Otto Anderson; her loving husband of 62 years, Frank Hannon; her grandson, Dr. Hannon Smith; her sister, Betty Otto Anderson May; her nephew, Patrick May; and her, son-in-law, Edward Smith. She is survived by her daughters, Dianne Smith of Winter Haven and Frann Smith (Roy) of Port St. Joe; grandchildren, Ward Smith (Jenny) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Catherine Sanders (Gray) of Tampa, Fla., and Andy Smith of Port St. Joe; greatgrandchildren, Robert and Charlie Smith of Cincinnati and Ward Sanders of Tampa; brother-in-law, David May (Marjorie); nephews, Bruce May (Joan) of Tallahassee, Andy May (Maritza) of Tampa and Dusty May (Carla) of Port St. Joe and many great-nieces and great nephews. Dorothy’s family is grateful for the loving care provided by her caregivers Mary Anne Renfroe, Cora Gainer, Becky Hare and Deborah McLeod. A special thanks is directed to Covenant Hospice for their tender support. The funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port St. Joe on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 P.M. EST. Entombment followed at Holly Hill Cemetery, Port St. Joe. Visitation will be at the church from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EST. In lieu of owers, donations may be sent to Covenant Hospice 107 W. 19th St., Panama City, FL 32405 or to St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 820, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 in memory of Dorothy Hannon. Dorothy Anderson Hannon DOROTHY ANDERSON HANNON In loving MEMORY Betty Ann Chambers 1941 2014 ANNUAL MEN’S DAY AT PHILADELPHIA PRIMITIVE Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church of Port St. Joe will be celebrating its annual Men’s Day on Sunday, March 2. The guest speaker is the Reverend Santiel Chambers, Associate Elder of Jacob’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church of Tallahassee and a former member of Philadelphia Church. Pastor Jessie Hawkins and the members of the Church extends a special invitation to all (especially men) to come out for the hour of power at 11 a.m. ET. The church is on Avenue D. BENEFIT FUNDRAISER Beach Baptist Chapel will hold a Bene t Sing for Chris Brockman and his family. Chris is suffering from severe burns and has to make trips to a Georgia burn center. Please come by and be blessed and help this family in their time of need. He has a wife and two small children. Special guests will include Jerry Arhelger, Mary Lou Cumbie, Jeremy Dixson, Neysa Wilkins and others. The event will be held 6-9 p.m. ET March 1 at Beach Baptist Chapel, located at the corner of Columbus Street and Alabama Ave. in St. Joe Beach. For more information contact the church at 647-3950. 10TH ANNUAL IRISH DINNER St. Joseph Catholic Church will hold its 10th annual St. Patrick’s Irish Dinner on March 15. The dinner will take place in the Church Hall, 202 20th St., Port St. Joe. The dinner is $10 a ticket and will include corn beef, new potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onions, homemade soda bread or rolls, dessert and tea, coffee or lemonade. There will be two seatings that evening at 5 p.m. EST and the second at 6:30 p.m. EST. Back by popular demand, we are selling the whole cooked corn beef briskets. The brisket will be 3-31/2 pounds cooked weight for $20. We need these to be pre-ordered so we know how many to cook. You can pick them up the day before the dinner from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Take outs will be available again this year, and you can pick them up at the front door ticket sales during either seating. Just look for the signs. Entertainment again this year will be Toni Minichello on the accordion and Marty Jarosz will be our MC. You can purchase tickets after each mass Saturday evening or Sunday morning or the church of ce will have them available on Monday and Thursday. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone number 227-1417. Also you can get tickets at the No Name Caf Books and More or The Laundry Basket. For more information or to buy tickets, call Barb or Dan Van Treese 227-9837. Special to The Star How to heal and forgive after being wronged will be discussed at 7 p.m. CT on Monday at Lifetree Caf. The program, titled “The Struggle to Forgive: Finding a Way Forward,” features the lmed story of Alicia Brady, who was the victim of a gang-related drive-by shooting. A dancer, Brady sustained injuries that caused her to lose the ability to perform competitively. “Dancing was my life,” Brady said. “Everything I had worked for was taken from me. I had lost that life, and I wasn’t going to get it back.” Brady tells about the shooting and her struggle to recover physically and emotionally. The program will offer guidance for those who nd it dif cult to heal and forgive after being wronged by others. 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 may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint. net. 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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, February 27, 2014 Pat Nease, Robyn Rennick and Bob Patterson, will be enjoyed at the Gulf Frank lin Campus of Gulf Coast State College. This event starts at 6 p.m. Friday with admission of $20 each or 2 for $35. Wine from Port Fine Wines and Spirits and a va riety of cheeses from Sun set Coastal Grill will round out the evening. A Basic Storytelling Workshop will be pre sented by the professional storytellers on Saturday morning, March 1, starting at 10 a.m. also at the Gulf Franklin Campus. Tickets are $20 each and $10 for GCSC students. If you are a grandparent and want to keep the family history alive, a teacher who wants to make history more ex citing for your students, a Sunday school teacher or preacher who wants to make the bible come alive, or you just want to learn to spin a better yarn, this workshop is for you. Tickets for all the events can be obtained at No Name Caf, the Humane Society, or Gulf Coast State College. Call 229-7799 for more information. These events are partially funded by Gulf County tourist De velopment Council. “The Sportsman’s Ban quet gives us the opportu nity to meet our commu nity service needs,” said Lions Club member Willie Ramsey. “We can also do something the community enjoys; most everybody who lives here loves the outdoors. We purchase most all that we need, in cluding rafe items, in our service area. “And then on top of that, some lucky people walk away with items that allow them to further enjoy the outdoors.” The Sportsman’s Ban quet, to be held at the Cen tennial Building in Port St. Joe with social hour and appetizers at 5 p.m. and dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET, has allowed the Lions Club of Port St. Joe to broaden its community outreach. Every year for the past several years the club, in partnership with the Eye Center, provides eye exams for local fourth-graders. In cases of real need, the club will also assist with the purchase of glasses. The club has recently added hearing screenings to the eye exams. In addition, the club has an endowed scholarship for deserving high school seniors, contributes to Christmas for Kids and El ders and the Gulf County Sheriff Ofce’s Christmas Wishes program. “One thing we do each year is each member brings a gift to our Christ mas party,” Ramsey said. “Those go to the Christmas programs we support.” Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf was the recipi ent of a 10-year, $50,000 do nation from the club that Lions Club members paid off several years early. Further, through the years the club has donated to the American Cancer Society, the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Gulf Education Foundation, Supporters of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge, the St. Jo seph Bay Humane Society, Gulf Coast State College’s Gulf/Franklin Campus, the Wewahitchka Ministe rial Association and many more organizations. The last Sportsman’s Banquet raised nearly $20,000. “We contribute to Od yssey of the Mind at the schools and that is an in vestment in our children who will become our com munity,” Ramsey said. “We look at non-prot organiza tions and where there is a need that is out of the ordi nary and we try to help.” The Sportsman’s Ban quet originated from what was an annual event to sup port Ducks Unlimited. But what Lions Club members envisioned was an event that would bring money di rectly into the community, not only in the costs of put ting the night on, but also in handling proceeds from the banquet. “We can bring money into our community and continue the Lions Club mission to the community,” Ramsey said. After enjoying Chef Charlie Norton’s “famous, no-man-left-hungry” rib eye steaks, joined on din ner plates by salad, potato and rolls. Over $20,000 worth of contributions and prizes will be distributed to the guests through live auc tions and rafes. One win ner could win up to $8,000, the amount linked to the number of tickets sold. The items include over 30 shotguns, hunting ries and pistols, along with numerous other out door products. There will also be items available for women and children. Tickets for the event are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. “Last year we had the biggest event we’ve ever had and sales have been brisk to far,” Ramsey said. “We do have a limited num ber of tickets, so it might be best to get your ticket in advance.” They can be purchased at Hannon Insurance and Ramsey’s Printing and Ofce Products in Port St. Joe and from any Lions Club member. Additional information or ticket pur chases can be made by calling 227-1133, 227-7767 or 527-1338. “This is a lot of fun and benecial to the commu nity,” Ramsey said. “Every dime is spent here and this is about helping in the com munity and that is what the Lions Club is about.” after year,” Lynn said. “She’s so wonderful. “She’s dedicated and gives the students a grand mother that they may not have.” To most of the communi ty, Blackman is best known for the table outside of Rich’s IGA where she can regularly be found selling rafe tickets and bake sale items. What passersby may not realize is that the money she collects goes right back into the community. Each year Blackman raises more than $1,500 which is then given away to students in three $500 scholarships. Always happy to help those in need, Black man purchased gifts for 87 children during the Christ mas holidays. Bidwell commended Blackman on the achieve ment and said that he found the amount of change she experienced in her life “impressive.” “When you’re 90 years old, you remember every thing that happened when you were a little girl, but you can’t remember what hap pened yesterday,” Blackman said. After singing a round of “Happy Birthday,” the class was treated to cake in Black man’s honor. Before posing for a pho tograph with the students, Blackman had only one request: “Make me beautiful,” she said. Even on her birthday, Blackman continued to give back and took time to offer up life advice to the young sters in the room. “Make a memory while you’re little,” Blackman said. “Everyone needs a memory.” W I N E, CH E E S E & G R O W N U P S T O R IE S S T O RY T EL L I N G : B O B P A T T ER S O N P A T N E A S H & R O B Y N A R EN N I C K G U L F F R A N K L I N C A M P U S O R G U L F C O A S T S T A T E C O L L E G E 1 8 0 0 G A R R I S O N A V EN U E P O R T S T J O E F L O R I D A S T OR I E S AR E N 'T J U S T F OR K I D S S T A R T S A T 6 :0 0 P M E S T / F E B 2 8 / A D M I S S I O N $ 2 0 E A C H 2 F O R $ 3 5 /$ 2 5 A T T H E D O O R S T O RY T EL L I N G B A S I C S W O R K S HOP T EL L Y O UR S T OR Y W EL L G U L F FR A N K L I N C A M P U S O R G U L F C O A S T S T A T E C O L L E G E 1 8 0 0 G A R R I S O N A V E N U E P O R T S T J O E FL O R I D A 1 0 : 0 0 A M M ON E S T / M A R 1 $2 0 E A C H / $ 1 0 F OR G C S C S T U D E N T S S– D F šx   „ œ d x ‡ ‰   –   ‡ „ l – – ‚ ‘ „ ” –…   ‡ „ l – š ‚ K W i t h C e r t i c a t e s o f D e p o s i t t h e i n t e r e s t r a t e m a y b e l o w y o u r e ta x e d e v e r y y e a r o n t h e g a i n a n d y o u m a y n o t h a v e m u c h co n d e nce i n b a n k s W i t h a W o o d m e n o f t h e W o r l d a n n u i t y y o u c a n: C a l l t o d a y t o n d o u t m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n C a r o l D i xo n F i el d R e p r e s e n t a t i v e 8 5 0 6 2 5 -55 3 0 1 0 1 R e i d A v e P o r t S t Jo e F L 3 2 4 5 6 p h o n e 8 5 0 6 2 5 5 5 3 0 BLACKMAN from page B1 WES LOCHER | The Star Blackman was honored for her volunteer work in the community by George Cox, Danny Little, Jay Bidwell, Larry Brown and Renee Lynn. CC OURTESY OF TT HOM BAIRD | Special to The Star Over 30 guns will be auctioned during next week’s Sportsman’s Banquet at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. BANQUET from page B1 LIARS from page B1 SS PECIAl L TO TT HE SS TAR Winners Wayne Garrett, Robyn Rennick, Paul Phelps

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, February 27, 2014 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... 1 9 Y e ar s of S e r vi ce GET Y OUR AD IN CALL T OD A Y! 227-7847 NO HIDDEN CHAR GES: It is our policy that the patient and an y other person r esponsible f or pa yments has the r ight t o r efuse t o pa y cancel pa yment or be r eimbursed b y pa yment or an y other service, examination or tr eatment whic h is perf or med as a r esult of and within 72 hours of r esponding t o the adv er tisement f or the fr ee, discount ed f ee or r educed f ee service, examination or tr eatment. 4< 4 & # //>/ ; ) & 8 ww w .m ulli se y e.c om "$ # ''% 5 "$ ':; 24 ;6;2/ 4 ; 9 3 6 / 2>=4 4 Medical Ey e Exam with 33 $1;) / 3 4 ;6;43 4 #: ;2;/ /3 % 9 4 ':4 4/> ;2=34 / 42 ;; 6 4 4 9=/4 /3 4 f or Glaucoma, Catar acts and other e y e diseases "$ "($ ##"'' 850-7 63-6666 ( % ;; 4 =;;9 ; :4 = ;3/ # /:/3=4) 59 y ears and older not pr esently under our car e. ; 4 8!-! $ + # S m ar t Le ns es SM Can pr oduce clear vision without glasses, at all distances (% % ''(' 0* * # ''% ) "$ "($ #$"$' ##"'' 0 / 4 # / 4) Boar d Cer tified 4 #: ;2;/ and Catar act Sur g eon 33 $1;) Boar d Cer tified 4 #: ;2;/ and Catar act Sur g eon 1 109456 Coupon Expir es: 3-15-14 CODE: SJ00 Special to The Star Have you ever wondered what the youth development program 4-H is all about? What does that four-leaf clover represent, what do the H’s mean? To nd out, youth between the ages of 8 13 (as of Sept. 1, 2013) are invited to the annual 4-H Blitz on Saturday, March 22. Whether your child is already a 4-H’er or just interested in learning more about 4-H, this is a fun-lled day to explore what 4-H has to offer. Join other youth from around Northwest Florida to make new friends, discover your potential, gain leadership skills, attend interesting workshops and have fun! The workshops being offered this year are Team Building, Parliamentary Procedure, Crafts, Fun with Fitness, Science Learning (polymers), and Agriculture Judging. The event will be held at the UF North Florida Research & Education Center located at 155 Research Road in Quincy. (Transportation to the event will be provided by the Gulf County Extension Ofce.) Pre-registration is required. Contact the Gulf County Extension Ofce before Friday, March 7 to receive registration forms and more details. There is no charge for Gulf County youth. Participation will be on a rst-come, rst-served basis. Space is limited. Call to register now. Questions should be directed to Melanie Taylor at 639-3200 or metaylor@ u.ed u 4-H – ‘Get in the Blitz, Turn up the Mix’ Star Staff Report A Panama City man was arrested over the weekend after his vehicle was stopped for a trafc violation, a resulting search revealing drugs and a hand gun with altered serial number. Elias G. Barela, 19, was stopped by Gulf County Sheriff’s Ofce Sgt. Jerome Williams at U.S. Highway 98 and Industrial Road in Port St. around 3 a.m. ET. Williams made the stop because of a trafc violation and said upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from within. Williams said he searched the vehicle and found seven small bags of marijuana packaged for sale and drug paraphernalia. He also discov ered a handgun with an altered se rial number. After interviewing the occupants of the vehicle, Williams determined the drugs and gun belonged to Barela. Barela was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, pos session of marijuana with the in tent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of a rearm with an altered serial number. He was taken to the Gulf County Jail and released at rst appear ance on $12,000 bond. Trafc stop leads to drug, weapons charges B6 | The Star Thursday, February 27, 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.

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CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, February 27, 2014 The Star | B7 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 94126S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 23-2009-CA000668 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE, PLAINTIFF, vs. PAUL ROPELIS, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 18, 2014, and entered in Case No. 23-2009CA-000668 in the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE was the Plaintiff and PAUL ROPELIS, ET AL. the Defendant(s). I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St Joe, FL 32456 on the 27th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 16, BLOCK 4, OF WARD RIDGE FLORIDA UNIT TWO, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 4, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Rebecca Norris Clerk, Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Depuyt 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 o receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-71 0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-9558771; Email: ADARequest@jud14.flco urts.org. File No. 10-13751 Feb 27, March 6, 2014 94176S 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 Panhandle Technology located at 2162 Hayes Ave., in the County of Gulf, in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 20th day of February, 2014. Dennis Barfield, Sr. February 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 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 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. 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

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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 4516033Aline'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. 4516040JOB NOTICEThe Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting applications for a GIS Coordinator. This is a salaried position with benets. Salary TBD based on experience. Applications and a complete job description are available in our HR ofce or at www.gulfcounty-.gov. Application deadline is Thursday, March 13th at 5:00 p.m. E.T. For more information, please contact Brett Lowry, Deputy Administrator at 850-229-5335 or Denise Manuel, Central Services Director at 850-227-2384. Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal Opportunity / Afrmative Action Employer. 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 Logistics/TransportationCIRCULATION DISTRICT MANAGER The Panama City News Herald has an opening for District Manager. The District Manager oversees independent distributors in the delivery of newspapers to subscribers within a defined geographical area. Individuals will handle route management aspects such as audits, analysis, and contract negotiations. The ideal candidate will have a focus on customer service. High school diploma or equivalent required. Prior newspaper experience in circulation as well as a management background is preferred. Must be able to evaluate current and prospective Independent Contractors and provide feedback and a course of action: Basic computer skills (Excel. Word) a must. Must own and operate a motor vehicle. Must have valid Florida Drivers License, proof of car insurance, and must successfully complete a background check. Must have ability to read and understand a road map. Must be able to work a very flexible schedule. Excellent benefits, drug-free workplace, EOE Send resume to lgrimes@pcnh.com or fill out an application at 501 W. 11th Street, Panama City, FL. No phone calls. Accepting applications until March 15, 2014 Web ID#: 34281509 Text FL81509 to 56654 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 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 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 97977S 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. 655 Application No. 2014-18 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 02861-000R Description of Property: Lot Thirty (30), in Block “A” of Beaty Subdivision of White City, Florida, according to the Official Plat in Plat Book 1, Page 23, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Leon C. Dees 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 2nd day of April, 2014. Dated this 24th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2014 97981S 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. 1480 Application No. 2014-15 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 06291-115R Description of Property: LOT 23: Commence at the intersection of the South right of way line of County Road No. 30-E (having a 100 ft. right of way) and the West right of way line of Beach Avenue (having a 60 ft. right of way); thence South 83 degrees 30 minutes 17 seconds West along said South right of way line for 386.74 feet; thence leaving said south right of way line South 00 degrees 51 minutes 50 seconds West for 449.75 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 00 degrees 51 minutes 50 seconds West for 89.95 feet; thence South 83 degrees 30 minutes 17 seconds West for 122.08 feet to the East right of way line of Moonrise Avenue, thence North 00 degrees 51 minutes 50 seconds East along said East right of way line for 89.95 feet; thence leaving said East right of way line North 83 degrees 30 minutes 17 seconds East for 122.08 feet to the Point of Beginning. ALSO being described as Lot 23, as shown on that certain Plat of Surfside Estates, Phase II as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 46, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Christopher L Johnson & Ana D. Johnson 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 2nd day of April, 2014. Dated this 24th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2014 97979S 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. 1511 Application No. 2014-16 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 06317-075R Description of Property: Lot 2 Marnie’s Reserve Plat Book 3 page 65, public records of Gulf County, Florida Name in which assessed: Coastal Land Company LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 2nd day of April, 2014. Dated this 24th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2014 97983S 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. 1441 Application No. 2014-14 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 06269-955R Description of Property: Lot 6 Turtle Dunes according to the plat thereof recorded in the public records of Gulf County at Plat Book 5 page 7. Name in which assessed: Jerry D. Semprevio 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 2nd day of April, 2014. Dated this 24th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2014 97995S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 14-11-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF FLORA H. LONG Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of FLORA H. LONG, deceased, whose date of death was February 8, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 27, 2014. Personal Representative: Billy M. Johnson, Sr. 1407 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tel: (850)-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 2014 97985S 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. 1030 Application No. 2014-13 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 03671-000R Description of Property: Lot 16, Block 14, Beacon Hill Subdivision according to the plat recorded at Plat Book 1 page 2. Name in which assessed: Gary & Gloria Freeman 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 2nd day of April, 2014. Dated this 24th day of February, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2014 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. Open 9a-5pm Mon-Sat and Sunday, 11a-5pm 850-639-2343/628-1358 Text FL80338 to 56654 PSJ : 1904 Monument Ave March 1, 8-1 Multi Family Yard SaleAntiques, Boys & Girls Clothing sz 5-12, Girls Electric Scooter, Kids Toys, Jewelry, Tumbling Mat & Misc Household Items. 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