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The star
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Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com 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 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 Thursday, MAY 15, 2014 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf Coast Parkway as envisioned in 2001 represented a 100-year opportunity, the best since the paper mill, local businessman George Duren said. Thirteen years later, the project has been hijacked, county of cials said Tuesday. The Board of County Commissioners launched a public campaign Tuesday to lobby state, and if necessary federal, of cials on what commissioners see as a project that provides little bene t to Gulf County, despite the original conception of the project. County administrator Don Butler said examining the timeline of the project from its inception in 2001 to the present day is to see how a project to link South Gulf County with U.S. 231 and points north, to provide a spur for economic development and tourism, has now become a highway project to bene t Bay County. The intent has certainly changed over the years, Butler said. This is huge. Our opportunity is being hijacked. The thrust of the issue is the preferred alternative identi ed by engineers and the Florida Department of Transportation. That alternative, labeled No. 17, moves along County 386 North to south of Star Avenue in Bay County and links with Star. That, Commissioner Ward McDaniel said, would be a great route for folks heading from Gulf County to Wal-Mart in Callaway, but with little other bene t for Gulf County residents and businesses. County of cials long have pushed alternative No. 15, which would travel far more to the north before a link with U.S. 231 at Camp Flowers Road. The more northerly intersection with U.S. 231 would bene t the Port of Port St. Joe and tourism in South Gulf County and that, Butler said, was a primary motivator for the parkway when it was conceived 14 years ago. He added that once visitors traveled all the way into Panama City on U.S. 231, as with alternative No. 17, they would be less likely to travel the additional 40odd miles to Gulf County. And the port would be dependent on an ef cient four-lane BOCC: Parkway project hijackedYEAR 76, NUMBER 31 Subscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinion .................................A4Outdoors ...............................A6 Sports.....................................A7Society ....................................B2School News ...........................B3Faith ........................................B4 Obituaries ...............................B4Classi eds ........................B7-B8TABLE OF CONTENTS LEGENDARY COACH VERN EPPINETTE DIES By TIM CROFTSpecial to The Star Editors note: In the fall of 1999, I was curious. Having covered the Port St. Joe High School basketball team as the Tiger Sharks won three state titles and fell one possession short of another, I wanted to nd out how this was accomplished. Coach Vern Eppinette, who I rst met at a coaching clinic during which I was captivated, allowed me, after some coaxing, to visit during one week before the season began. Following is the story that emerged. PORT ST. JOE In the long shadow of a now silent mill, a basketball foundry will soon begin to stir. Stoked by a work ethic that de nes this blue-collar community, it has stamped out championships just as a mill once turned out liner board and forged an identity as recognizable as the stygian cloud that blankets titletown. That synthesis is outlined by the sometimes garish yellow-and-purple uniforms as well as the always meticulously tailored suits the coach dons on game nights. It is punctuated by the rawhide loyalty of fans, a string of sportsmanship awards and the line of ve gleaming state basketball championship trophies won in the past six years, including four in a row. It would have been hard to predict it would turn out this way in 1990 when Vernon Eppinette arrived to lead the Port St. Joe High School boys basketball program to undreamed of heights. He is a Mozart man in a George Jones town; a Yankee come to work and live in a Southern-fried hamlet.BASKETBALL FACTORY VERNON EPPINETTEBUILDING A WOUNDED WARRIOR WEEKENDGet your salute on tonight, FridayBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Consider this evening and Friday afternoon the interactive portion of the program. The Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend began Wednesday with the arrival of 20 warriors, families, caregivers and mentors, and today, organizers are hoping for a little community interaction to fuel a weekend of embrace. The Honor Parade for the warriors will depart from WindMark Beach at 5:30 p.m. ET today, headed into Port St. Joe proper. The parade will move along U.S. 98 to First Street, where the cars will take a left for the jog up to Reid Avenue. The caravan will take a right and travel the length of Reid to State 71 or, if you prefer, Cecil G. Costin Blvd. The drivers will take a left and travel State Lawsuit seeks to quash Beacon Hill varianceBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A Beacon Hill resident has led suit against the Board of County Commissioners seeking to quash an April 8 decision to grant a variance to the owner of property abutting Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill. Attorney J. Patrick Floyd led the lawsuit on behalf of Bo Williams in the 14th Circuit Court. The lawsuit seeks to quash the variance granted to Ellis Smith Jr. to build within the setback on land adjacent to Veterans Memorial Park. They have violated their own (land development regulations) and therefore the comprehensive plan, Floyd said, contending that MEMORIAL SERVICESVernon Eppinette, former educator and coach at Port St. Joe High School, died late Monday after a long illness. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. ET Saturday, May 17, followed by memorial services at 5 p.m. ET at R. Marion Craig Coliseum at Port St. Joe High School.INSIDERead Eppinettes obituary on Page B4. Tupelo Festival Saturday, B1 See HIJACKED A3 See WARRIOR A8 See BEACON HILL A3 See EPPINETTE A5FILE PHOTOAlong the Honor Parade route, the community has come out in support of the military, veterans and wounded warriors during the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend.

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, May 15, 2014 ONCEAGAINOURWORLDFAMOUS 2014MEMORIALWEEKENDBUTTROAST STARTINGTHURSDAY22ndthroughSATURDAY24thMAY2014AtSalinasParkBaysideonCapeSanBlasRoad oppositeourrestationORDERYOURBUTTSATwww.sgcre.comTOGUARANTEEYOURORDER ORJUSTHOPEWESTILLHAVESOMELEFT ANDCOMEANDPICKTHEMUPONLY$35 ursdayandFridaybetween11amand6pm &Saturdaybetween11am-4pmWewillbesellingsandwichesfor$6 Includingasodaandchips.Family-To-Goboxesfor4(hotorcold)at$20whichwillinclude1lbofshredded barbecuepork,4buns,4sodas,4chipsand potsofcoleslawandbarbecuesauce. Alsoourlocalartistsandcraerswillbeexhibitingsomeoftheirtalentandwillhaveitems forsalepleasecomeandhavealook. By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com Next week get schooled on Gulf County. The Gulf County Tourist Development Council, Chamber of Commerce and Gulf Coast State College will team up to bring the rst customer service and ambassador training program to the area. The free training, which will take place from 6-9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 20 and again from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 21 in the conference room above Capital City Bank will give attendees a better understanding of how to represent Gulf Countys brand. The training will be led by President of Gulf Coast State College Gulf/Franklin Campus Loretta Costin, TDC executive director Jennifer Jenkins and Chamber President Paula Pickett. Well use the visitors guide as our textbook, said Costin. Its for employees of businesses in Gulf County to make sure they really are brand ambassadors to the area. The organizers have encouraged the WorkForce Board, county and city staff, police ofcers, business owners and even high school graduates to attend to make themselves better representatives of the place that they call home. Everyone needs to know how to provide info that will allow visitors to have a great experience, said Jenkins. We want to make sure they understand the essence of Gulf County. The rst section of training will teach attendees their role as ambassadors for Gulf County and the sessions will provide insight into the demographics who visit the area, where they visit from and the activities they participate in when theyre here. The second section, led by Pickett and Gary Hite of Seahorse Water Safari, will cover the history of Gulf County along with numerous historical sites and what to do while in town. The third and nal section of the training, focused on customer service, will provide strategies for going the extra mile for the customer and how to create repeat visitors. Jenkins said that the training was born of transforming Gulf County into a luxury brand, which she claried, does not necessarily mean a place with the highest price, but rather a place with a high emotional connection associated with it. It came out of knowing how passionate the locals are about Gulf County, said Jenkins. Youd be amazed at how many people are passionate about things, like scalloping, that we may take for granted. Eventually we want to have the community be the voice of the brand. Those interested in attending should register in advance by calling GCSC at 227-9670.By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com The Parker House may be gone, but the conversation continues. During Tuesdays regular monthly meeting of the Mexico Beach City Council, Councilman Jack Mullen gave an update on the new city hall. Last month city hall workers vacated the former bank building the city was leasing on U.S. 98 after it was purchased by a bank branch out of Georgia. Lacking a functional city hall, workers moved into a temporary location inside the Public Works building on 22nd Street. Mullen said that the city currently has two options. It can take the $750,000 insurance settlement offer on the historic Parker House, which was purchased by the city in 2011 and caught re several days later, or it can move to arbitration where each side gets an appraiser to work with a third party to determine the actual settlement amount. The danger of arbitration is that it has the potential to lower the amount of money the city may receive for damages. Adding to the complications is the $63,000 that the city paid in rent during the two year period they were relocated to the bank building. We believe were owed another $63,000 for rent during the time we couldnt occupy the Parker House, said Mullen. Were at that point where we need to make a choice. Mullen recommended reengaging with Panama City attorney Dion Moniz, with whom the council consulted last month. Previously, Councilman Gary Woodham had passed a motion allowing for $3,000 to be spent in legal consultation. After reading the insurance contract Moniz told the council that there were additional monies available to the city. During this weeks meeting Woodham made a motion to free an additional $5,000 for consultation with Moniz who holds a rate of $200 an hour. The motion passed unanimously with Mayor Al Cathey abstaining. While Councilwoman Tanya Castro was absent from the regular meeting she opposed spending additional money for consultation with Moniz during discussion at last weeks pre-agenda gathering. Castro has been vocal about the need to settle and move forward with construction of a new city hall. We keep spending money and what are we getting in return? said Castro. We agreed to spend $3,000 on the attorney and we did that and were no better off. Mullen and Woodham have pursued additional consultation with Moniz on the grounds that council members lack the expertise to effectively negotiate with a large insurance company. We need the best and brightest minds looking at the case to make sure our money is protected, said Mullen.NEW COUnc NC ILTuesdays meeting marked the nal gathering of the council in its current state. After last months elections, the council will welcome new members Mary Blackburn and Jeff Tendler who will be seated in June. Woodham, who was appointed only six months ago, thanked everyone who supported him in the election. This is a great city, and its no better than the people who live in it, said Woodham. Councilman Bobby Pollock thanked the citizens for allowing him to serve for on the council for four years. I love this town more because of the people than the atmosphere, said Pollock. Both men said that they would stay active within the community.Free customer service and ambassador training next week MB city council to hire attorney for additional Parker House negotiations

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, May 15, 2014highway system out of Gulf County to U.S. 231. (Alternative 15) is the only way we are going to get anything going with our port, Butler said. Commissioner Warren Yeager said taking the parkway, and its four-lane roadway, completely out of Gulf County would signicantly constrain the ability of the port to attract tenants dealing with cargo or supplies that would have be trucked. We need to take it beyond letters and request a meeting with (FDOT Secretary Anand Persad), Yeager said. We need to get in front of the right people. Last weeks public hearing on the Gulf Coast Parkway, Butler said, was spin and a formality. Also noting the poor acoustics in the Centennial Building, which hosted the hearing, Butler said it might have been FDOT strategy to prevent people for hearing and understanding what was said. And some of that information provided, Butler and others noted, rang hollow. For instance, alternatives 15 and 17 include a bridge crossing East Bay, but the cost of constructing the bridge on No. 15, though signicantly shorter than the bridge along No. 17, is considerably higher. Steve Norris, who serves on the Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority, said No. 17 became an alternative during the process of designing and engineering the project and was not originally a consideration. The alternative calling for bridge almost twice the length of No. 15 was included by a federal environmental agency, which Norris said was bafing. This project was hijacked by the (Environmental Protection Agency), the federal government, county planner David Richardson said. That is where (No.) 17 and (No.) 19 come from. Norris also noted that the preferred alternative now benets areas around Allanton. Eastern Shipbuilding has one of its main yards in Allanton. Additionally, Butler said it appeared that some $18 million earmarked by former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez for the parkway had now been taken out of Gulf County and appeared destined to fund paving projects of Tram and Nehi Roads in Bay County. The language for the appropriation from Martinezs ofce indicates the $18 million was to be used for the parkway, which would create a bypass around Tyndall Air Force Base to impact security and creates a commerce/ hurricane evacuation corridor connecting Gulf County/Port St. Joe with Bay County/Panama City. Pat Hardman, president of the Coastal Community Association, said sending folks from Gulf County onto a route to U.S. 231 that is already congested by Bay County trafc was no evacuation solution, leaving the county with two-lane State 71 as the primary route. Butler noted the original intent of the parkway was to help economically disadvantaged counties the federal dollars are from a program with that purpose. Bay County was hardly disadvantaged Butler noted, which Gulf County long has been considered. There is nothing in here right now for Gulf County, McDaniel said. issuing the variance was effectively providing a development permit that was contrary to the comp plan. In the lawsuit, Floyd argues that in granting the variance, the BOCC overstepped in two signicant ways. First, the BOCC was not the proper body to take up the variance. The lawsuit details that such variances should go before and be approved by the Planning and Development Review Board, and only after the PDRB has considered the variance can the issue be brought to the BOCC for nal approval. The PDRB, however, did not vote one way or the other on the variance. The variance has not been granted by the body that should have granted it, so it should not be acted upon, Floyd said. Secondly, the lawsuit contends the BOCC violated the quasi-judicial nature required for considering such a variance, which would require sworn testimony and presentation of evidence, neither of which occurred April 8. In addition, such a quasi-judicial hearing which is held in cases involving a single piece of property must be held in front of an impartial tribunal. That would require county commissioners to disclose the individuals with whom they had discussed the variance and reveal not only who they talked to, but the subject of those discussions. Floyd said the lawsuit seeks a new hearing on the variance during which due process strictures, compliance with the countys comp plan and land development regulations and support for granting the variance must be strictly construed against the applicant, meaning the applicant for the variance carries the burden of proof. The lawsuit, though not attacking the specics, also notes that the BOCC altered the wording pertaining to minor replats in 2013 in a way that beneted applicants such as Smith. Before the rewording, minor replats were allowed once on a parent property. However, the wording was changed in December 2013 to allow such requests to, Floyd said, follow the applicant rather than the land, or parent parcel. Under that wording, you can divide and deed and divide and deed and divide and deed, Floyd said, arguing that such language could lead to unrestrained development and was not in the best interest of the county as a whole. It was a unique change in language without a lot of information coming out about why they were doing it, Floyd said. We wanted the court to note that the minor plat information had been monkeyed with, though we did not attack that issue because of the time that has elapsed. The time to challenge that was in December, but Im not sure how many people understood what they had done. But that is something there should have been notice about. At its core, the lawsuit makes two fundamental arguments. One, the BOCC violated its own development rules in awarding a variance the board should not have even taken up. Secondly, a variance, which allows a majority, roughly 60 percent, of Smiths proposed structure to be built within the setback, consuming all but 6 inches of the setback, was not required. The lawsuit contends the parcel Smith owns is sufcient to build a structure without entering the setback and impacting the view from and beach access to land that belongs to Veterans Memorial Park. Though Williams is the plaintiff in the lawsuit, almost three dozen residents of the Beacon Hill area turned out in support of the lawsuit during an informational session at Veterans Memorial Park last Friday. The variance was controversial from the outset, with several residents, including Williams, speaking out against the variance during the April 8 meeting. From the outset, Commissioner Joanna Bryan has contended the minor replat from which the variance stemmed was illegal. But county attorney Jeremy Novak argued the minor replat the second of the parent parcel, Bryan noted repeatedly was properly approved by the county planner, and the lone issue before commissioners was the variance. The property long has been a source for controversy. Two previous owners of the parcel sought to have it removed from the tax rolls because of constraints on developing the property. Smiths father, also Ellis Smith, purchaser of the parent parcel, previously sought and dropped an effort to receive a variance. Floyd noted that the change in the language concerning minor replats in the land development regulations occurred between the time of Smith Sr.s initial effort for a variance and the deeding to his son the parcel subject to the subsequent replat and variance request. 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A little brown paper bag sits on the top of a tall bookcase in my of ce. The top of the bag is rolled over and it looks just the way it did when I carried it out of the hardware store in Roanoke, Alabama. I recently opened it, wanting to count the contents. My mother was a school teacher and a missionary, my Daddy was a Navy sailor and had a way with a deck of cards Im a mathematician. I count things. There were nine pecans in the bag. I dont remember the last time I opened it. However, I do remember when I got the little brown bag of pecans. It was the last little shopping spree I went on with my Mama back in 2011. How I miss her On this day, she bought me a denim jacket, two pair of jeans, some spiced peaches, walnuts and that little brown bag of nine pecans. Mama loved doing things like this for me and for others Thinking about pecans, you would think a true Southerner would know a little more about them I love pecan pie, I love pralines, I even love picking them up with one of those sticks that looks like it has a spring or some sort of horizontal Slinky attached to it.. I looked at my nine pecans. I know the type they are Desirables. With a little research (and imagination), I found the word pecan comes from a Native American word meaning, You need to whomp it with a rock to crack it open or a Southern word that means You need a stick with a horizontal Slinky on the end to pick it up. A pecan is technically not a nut, it is a fruit with a single stone or pit it is more speci cally a drupe. So it is a fruit and it has a husk around it and you make pies out of the seeds in the middle. Being a numbers guy, I try to understand or nd the meaning of numbers. Having sat in church on many Sundays, now and in the past, somewhere in between eating Vanilla Wafers and Cheese Crackers under the pews to my present position of Of cial Left Door Usher four months out of the year at my church, I have heard about the Fruits more than one time. Rest assured that I am not going to preach a sermon about Paul and his letter to the Galatian folks. Im not going to talk about circumcision; I will note that my mother tried to explain it to me when I was young and I still remember it as being painfully funny. Mama was a missionary and a school teacher, but she didnt necessarily know how to explain some medical procedures. However, those nine fruits Paul talked about are very applicable when we are thinking of our mothers. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control are all qualities we think of on Mothers Day. All you have to do is go to the grocery store and watch a mommy trying to handle two or three kids, keep them in a shopping cart, use coupons, keep little hands and feet out of harms way and make it through the checkout line. It is entertaining to watch, but you watch it knowing that she will have to do again tomorrow and the next day. Those nine pecans also remind me that Im not perfect. With Mama gone, Ill never be a ten again I would like to think I was perfect in my Mamas eyes, but I know better. Mothers accept us as we are, being (far) less than perfect. After thinking about this, I counted the pecans once more thinking that nine may have been too many. There should have only been three or four pecans in that bag. One of my brothers might be worth nine but not me. I was with her when we bought them they are mine and there are nine. How about the nine months Mama carried me around? Goodness Gracious that is one thing only mothers know about. That is a pretty big Wow It makes me think that one Mothers Day a year isnt nearly enough Maybe we need nine? No, thats not enough either. Every day should be Mothers Day. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. I graduated from high school in 1965. I dont reckon that makes me the oldest graduate in America. But it feels that way some days! One would think my hopes, aspirations and dreams are mostly behind me. But I sure dont see it that way Now, when I was lining up beside Charlotte Melton to march into the auditorium back yonder I wasnt thinking so much about the future as you might suspect. Mostly I was trying to get to my seat without that awkward at hat sliding off my head. And I kept glancing back over my shoulder; Buddy Wiggleton, Bobby Brewer or anyone of a half dozen others wasnt going to let this night go by unscathed. The teachers had been building up to this graduation like they had a dog in the hunt. They had repeatedly praised us, encouraged us and generally let us know what a momentous and historic milestone it was in each of our lives. I was so busy nishing up the baseball season and making sure I got my cap and gown money turned in that I hardly had time to notice. We had absolutely no yardstick to measure what was happening in our lives. None of us had ever graduated form anything. Miss Katy gave us some ice cream the last day of kindergarten but she didnt pass out diplomas. There was no commencement ceremony when we left the sixth grade. It was just another step up the ladder. We were mostly worried about the nasty rumor Brewer was spreading that recess was not a part of the seventh grade curriculum. High school was a series of ups and downs, heartache and euphoria, endless doubts and tremendous triumphs. We experienced each of these emotions daily, if not hourly! I fell seriously in love in high school. I gave the dumbest answer to that It was the best of times-it was the worst of times question ever recorded in Miss Clarks English class. I scored two touchdowns in the Milan game. I missed a layup against Buchanan that Coach Camp is still shaking mad over. I had almost nothing to do with the food strike and the Bunsen burner explosion was over at Don Meltons table. We memorized that near bout unspeakable prologue to Canterbury Tales. We fought in P.E. and leaned on each other through the Great Depression and World War II. Unequivocally, we felt we had earned our right to march down those aisles. Billy Thompson delivered the Valedictorian speech with his usual insight and purposefulness. He and I had gone to church together all of our lives. His father delivered our mail. I was proud of him, and for him. Course, I couldnt help but think, me or Buddy could have been Valedictorian.if our grades hadnt agotten in the way. The BB hit me behind the left ear as our principal was introducing Mr. W. O. Warren. I didnt have to turn around. Brewer was seated off to my left about three rows back. At least it wasnt a spit ball. We had used all of them up in Latin class our sophomore year! Another missile, from the southeast, bounced off my neck. Where was Bobby King sitting? No one doubted the gravity and importance of the ceremony. But we were doing what we had been doing for years. Making the most of the moment. Being ourselves. Sharing. Expanding. Creating. Taking turns It is exactly what they had been teaching us since the rst grade. Pam hugged me twice while we were lining up. Vicki, LaRenda and Diana had all straightened my tie. Marlin Hicks shook my hand. Charlotte stepped up beside me and said, Ready? Im not sure if any of us were. But the point was: we certainly understood the importance of the evening. We hadnt gotten this far in school by being stupid. Change was, is and would always be inevitable. We were dispersing. Breaking up. Leaping out into the world. Understanding and being ready are two different things! This group had lined up against the wall for spelling bees in the rst grade. We learned about Dick and Jane in the Blue Bird reading class. We had memorized Little Boy Blue together. We oundered through junior high as a group. We conquered high school side by side. Best friends would be an understatement! Had we truly realized some in the group would never see each other again, we would have spent the evening hugging rather than sitting quietly while our future was being touted. I would have been thanking classmates for the help, support and touch each had, and would always have, on my life. We would have been organizing our rst reunion before we even disbanded. Mr. Warren repeatedly reminded us of the days ahead; the endless prospects and the opportunities that abounded on all sides. We knew he was right. But we hadnt gone anywhere yet! I reckon the truth doesnt hit you until Jane, Wanda, Skip, Hollis and Ruth Ann arent there to make fun of your haircut. I certainly didnt grasp it at eighteen. I couldnt get my forward gear in motion. Life simply moved me along. At sixty-seven, the light bulb is nally coming on! I cant wait to see what tomorrow holds. Respectfully, KesTalkin Seattle minimum wage middle class bluesThe 9 Pecans Second in a Series on the American Middle Class Your beat up buck wont be worth a cent Pricesll y to the rmament . Talkin In ation Blues by Tom Glazer The city of Seattle voted recently to lift its minimum wage requirement to $15 an hour for hospitality and transportation workers near its major airport. This gure is more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Some 21 states currently require employers to pay hourly wages above the federal minimum. California will raise its minimum wage from $8 to $9 in July and then to $10 an hour in January of 2016. Floridas minimum is currently $7.93 per hour. Heres a more revealing wage number: $24.31. Thats the average hourly wage for an American worker in April. A year ago it was $23.82, so our average wage increased only 49 cents an hour during the last year, or just less than 2 percent. Thats under a thousand dollars in average pay increase annually. So after adjusting for in ation, real wages have increased about 0.5 percent in the last year. This is a disappointing trend. Unfortunately, wages have been stagnating in relation to the cost of living for more than 35 years. The current commotion over the minimum wage does not address our greater problem, which is that many quali ed adults cannot nd gainful employment and are taking low paying jobs. Minimum wage positions make sense for teenagers, many of whom are working their rst job and attempting to establish a solid employment track record. But to support a thriving middle class, U.S. laborers need decent paying employment opportunities. And many have simply stopped looking for work. According to a recent New York Times article by Bin Applebaum, only 48 percent of American adults are enjoying fulltime employment. Dartmouth economic professor David Blanch ower and Adam Posen of the Peterson Institute for International Economics have an interesting theory on the new and improved, recently released unemployment numbers: essentially, ignore them. They assert that the single best gauge of the economic recovery-better than the headline unemployment rate-may be wage growthUntil wages start rising more quickly, the economy remains far from healthy. Wage growth often triggers in ation, as employers compete to attract better workers. While this is good for salary levels, it hurts middle class purchasing power in the short term. In ation isnt close to the Federal Reserves of cial target rate of 2 percent. In an effort to spur growth by forcing savers to deploy capital, the Federal Reserve has been attempting to create in ation on its own. A much more healthy economic progression, however, would be to allow market forces to in ate the currency rather than continued Quantitative Easing by the Federal Reserve. The best we can hope for is to see wages and in ation rise naturally, separate from arti cial government stimulus. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a syndicated economic columnist, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850608-6121~www.arborwealth. net), a Fee-Only and Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisory Firm near Destin. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any speci c strategy or investment will be suitable or pro table for an investor. HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. 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Circulation:1-800-345-8688 CRANKS MY TRACTORBN Heard OPINION www.starfl.comThursday, May 15, 2014 APage 4SectionA Tale of Two DirectionsLeadershipDear Editor,Once again from my home in suburban Dallas, Texas I watch the male members of Gulf County BOCC show their 24/7 disrespect towards Commissioner Bryan. As I attempt to imagine how Commissioner Bryan feels sitting there, Im reminded of an old Rock and Roll song from years ago. The song is by Stealers Wheel. Its called Clowns to the left of me, and Jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle. Here in Texas, we have a tradition of calling things as they are. To Commissioners McLemore and Smiley, youre both a pair of weakminded, gutless, cowards. Commissioner Chair McDaniel, you need to put your gavel down and look up the de nition of LEADERSHIP! As long as the Taxpayers/Voters of Gulf County allow this to continue, nothing will change. Who will be the next female they target for speaking her mind? Cowards and bullies only exist as long as you allow them to.Someday enough taxpayers will wake up and send them packing. Mike Barrett Gulf County Taxpayer and Property Owner MARGARET R. McDOWELLArbor Outlook Letter to the EDITOR

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LocalThe Star| A5Thursday, May 15, 2014In an area once dominated by gritty mill workers, Eppinette appears frail and vulnerable, his pastry-white skin contrasting with the leathery faces and necks around him. But after 227 wins and 62 losses (503-203 in 26 years), the bachelor describes himself as married to the school system, and likely to retire in Gulf County. So as the local economy scrapes bottom and the landscape converts from mill to marinas, Eppinette, the 1998 Florida Coach of the Year and pending Florida Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame inductee, is more at home than ever. What would it show the kids, he said, if I left as soon as times got tough.Talking teamEppinette said that Gulf Countys downturn has taught school children that, you cant rely on one thing. It also serves to reinforce his team-overthe-individual coaching philosophy. There are no favorites. During his one season at Mount Dora, the year before he came to Port St. Joe, Eppinettes upperclassmen enlightened him on senior privilege allowing upperclassmen not to practice. They just had to be on time for the game to get their minutes. Eppinette provided a different equation: seniors come early to practice and stay late. Mount Dora reached the playoffs with an all-sophomore lineup. He is always talking team, said former all-state player Desmond Baxter, now a guard at the University of New Orleans. Its all about team. We all needed each other. Practice was where each player, whether senior or sophomore, reserve or starter, earned playing time for the coming game. Those practices are nearly devoid of scrimmaging. Drills focus on honing the skills of winning basketball: rebounding, defense, shooting, ball-handling and footwork. Sharks pregame warmups often resemble a dance troupe as players work out their individual steps, holding a ball while moving in s-s-l-l-o-o-o-o-ww-w motion. Shooting drills sometimes include an oversized ball, nearly too large to t through a cylinder. The speed for learning is slow; for demonstrating what has been learned, full-out. When scrimmages are allowed they are often three-onve, varsity against junior varsity. Sometimes they are ve-versus-seven. Everything is an overload, making practice harder than anything well see in a game, Eppinette said. Playing hard is a given. You have to love the game to play for us. The results are obvious in the schools trophy case, even more so to the Shark opponents. As players come and go, highly talented and not so much, Port St. Joe elds teams that are numbingly similar. They go deep down the bench and play hard for all 32 minutes and 94 feet of oor. They come after opponents in swarms. It has always amazed me how many kids he plays, and playing time never seems to be a problem, said Rutherford coach Clyde Mills, who faces Eppinettes Sharks twice a season and during summer-league play. He has all the qualities it takes to be a successful basketball coach in high school and that includes getting the most out of his players.Bedrock valuesCoaching was not a profession Eppinettes parents would have chosen. His mother, a high jumper of some repute in her native France in the 1940s, wanted him to become a doctor. His father hoped hed study the law. Born in Arkansas and raised in Illinois, Eppinette and his siblings were provided every educational opportunity and taught always to strive to better tomorrow than they were today. My parents taught us that money wasnt the center of things, it was who you were, what you did and the bene t other people derived from being around you, Eppinette said. One sister lives in Paris as head of AT&Ts European operations. Another is an educator. His brother has a hush-hush job in the highest levels of law enforcement. The bedrock values his parents provided are reected in a story Eppinette tells of their nal months a little more than a decade ago. His mother, ill from cancer, was shuttling back and forth to a specialist in Houston. On one trip, the specialist suggested he ought to take a look at Eppinettes father. His father would die of cancer before his mother. The funeral was scheduled for the same day as a district nal. Eppinette told his mother hed be there. She would have none of it. She said, No way, your Dad would roll over in his grave. Do your job. Eppinette coached the game Saturday night. The funeral was postponed and he attended it on Sunday.Grading systemEppinette knew he wanted to be a coach as early as the fth grade. The catalyst was his exposure to Glen Cottington, all-seasons-all-sports coach at his elementary school. Eppinette was particularly taken with distilling the game of basketball to its basic elements. That mental acumen partially explains his prociency as a classical pianist, which friends say was at one time concert-level, though the coach said those would have to be old friends since he hadnt played in quite some time. Attention to nuance also helps explain the painstaking grading of lms that Eppinette requires of coaches and players. In his grading system, a 50 percent shooting average, a solid game of say 8 of 16, is a wash. The eight made baskets are balanced by the eight misses. The player has earned zero points. At the other end of the scale is the player who takes a charge, earning four points. You got us the ball, drew a foul on the other team and negated a basket, Eppinette explained. Its how many things you did to help the team and how many things you did to help the other team. Basketball comes down to ve people playing as one. And to playing the game where the opponent isnt the other team, but the ideal of how basketball is played when executed properly. Its why he prefers the womens professional game over the current version of the NBA. Eppinette loves ESPN Classic and watching teams such as the 1972 New York Knicks, whom he believes could win a championship today because they played together as a team. His favorite player is former University of San Francisco and Boston Celtics great Bill Russell. From his junior year in college through his professional career, Eppinette noted, Russells teams were 280 in the NCAA Final Four and the nal games of NBA playoff series. In those games, Eppinette added, Russell averaged 31 points and 19 rebounds.Honest praiseAfter college, Eppinette went in search of a coaching position. The man who gave him the opportunity was Dave Lofgren, the principal at Clermont High School in Lake County. 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Trout catches on the ats are getting back to usual as top water baits are taking the top spot this week in St Joe Bay. As we enter into the second full week of May, our local and regional shing has returned to normal for this time of year. Good red sh catches have been reported under the George Tapper Bridge in St. Joe with some odd balls in the mix as well. Tides seem to be the deciding factor in a good or bad day here.The hermit crab: Hiding out in a shellBy Tom BairdSpecial to The Star You are wandering along in the shallows at the edge of the salt marsh, or maybe snorkeling in the clear water off the beach. You see a shell moving along, but its moving too fast for a conch or whelk. You reach down to pick it up and it quickly stops. As you lift it up, you see something quickly withdraw inside. As you turn it over, maybe there are the tips of a pair of pincher claws just visible. You just picked up a foraging hermit crab, one of the most comical of sea creatures. One of the common hermit crabs in St Joseph Bay is the Dwarf Hermit Crab (Pagurus longicarpus), also known as the Long-clawed Hermit Crab. Like all hermit crabs, it is a scavenger ambling along picking up bits of food. In the clear shallows, put out some small pieces of sh or scallops you have just cleaned and watch for a few minutes. Pretty soon a little parade of hermit crabs will converge on the meal and start tearing it apart. As you watch, you will notice a few things. First, the hermit crabs inhabit different types of shells. The second thing is that some shells look fuzzy or furry. Others will have something eshy on top of the shell. The ones with furry shells have a hydroid (Hydractinia echinata) living on the shell. This does not harm the hermit crab and helps camou age it. In turn, the hermit crab moves the hydroid colony around enabling it the better lter food from the sea water and keeping it underwater as the tide goes out. Those crabs with something eshy on them have an anemone riding along. The Cloak Anemone (Calliactis tricolor) especially likes to live on the shells of hermit crabs. Like the hydroids, the hermit crab gives the otherwise sessile anemone mobility and food. The anemone helps protect the hermit crab from predators by virtue of their stinging nematocysts on their tentacles. Hermit crabs will even ght over anemones and try to steal them from each other. Why you nd hermit crabs in different shells is because they need to nd larger and larger shells as they grow. Hermit crabs are always on the lookout for a more suitable shell. Hermit crabs do not kill the snails, whelks and conchs whose shells they appropriate. They utilize the empty shells after the snails death. The little Dwarf Hermit Crab so regularly found in the shallows of the bay uses the small empty shells of salt marsh periwinkles, oyster drills and mud snails. Other hermit crab species utilize larger shells, such as those of Moon Snails, Left-handed Whelks and Horse Conchs. So why do they need a shell at all? Other Crustaceans dont hide their bodies in snail shells. The abdomen of a hermit crab is a soft, unarmored thing, unlike the abdomen of a lobster or a shrimp for instance. The abdomen of a lobster has hard chitin plates that you have to cut through to get at the meat inside. The hermit crab abdomen is soft. It is vulnerable to predators. So like a man climbing into an army tank, the hermit crab picks up its armor and carries it around. But the snail shell isnt straight, it spirals. So to, the abdomen of the hermit crab is curved to t the right hand spiral of most snail shells. Heres where hermit crabs get comical. Besides scavenging for food, they are always shopping for a better shell. They will walk over and investigate any empty shell. After probing with their claws to be sure the shell is empty, they will maneuver close to the new shell and quickly lift themselves out of the old shell and insert their abdomen in the new. Then like a man trying on a new suit coat, they will lift the new shell, kind of move it around a bit to get a good t, and even walk with it. But the process doesnt stop there. They will go back to their old shell, put it back on, and go back and forth between the old and new shells several times. In the end, they might walk off in the new shell or go back to their old shell. During this whole process, they seem much undecided. Theyre picky shoppers. You can easily observe this behavior by selecting a variety of empty shells to present to the hermit crab. Collect several hermit crabs and put them in a marine aquarium, then select several shells that are about the same size. Try to get some with a hole in them left by an oyster drill. Put the shells in the tank and watch the hermit crabs continually investigate shells and try them on. If the crab is in a shell with a hole, you can tickle the crab to leave its shell by inserting a piece of straw through the hole. Once out of a protective shell, they are desperate to protect their soft abdomen. They will even wear a thimble as a shell if no shell is available. They will also ght over shells and get into a miniature tug of war with each other. The more dominant crabs will get the better shells. So here is a way to nd out who is lowest on the hermit crab pecking order look for the hermit crab going around in the shell of a left-handed whelk. Why? The hermit crab abdomen curves to the right like most snails, the shell of the left spiraling left-handed whelk is an uncomfortable t and they will wear it only if no other shell is available to them. Despite their defenses, hermit crabs are preyed on by blue crabs, whose claws can smash a small shell, birds and some sh. Pesticides in runoff from land kill their larvae. Yet one of their biggest threats is shell collectors. Small empty snail, conch or whelk shells are needed by the hermit crabs. And often the shells are not empty. The hermit crabs can withdraw out of sight into the shells. Many a shell collector has brought home shells only to nd a dead hermit crab inside. They are far more entertaining to watch than to collect. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas. PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STARA hermit crab with symbiotic hydroid is seen above and a hermit crab with cloak anemone is below.

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Churches, civic organizations and individuals have already signed up to fall into formation at various locales along the parade route, and organizers encourage all residents and visitors to plant themselves along the parade between 5:30 and 6 p.m. to provide a welcoming salute to the warriors. The next day, at the conclusion of the Wounded Warrior Offshore Classic shing event, during which 20 captains donating their time and services to provide the warriors a fun day on the water, folks are urged to gather at the Port St. Joe Marina. There, between 1 and 5 p.m. ET, the warriors will be bringing in their catch for weighing and a bit of revelry, refreshments and sh tales. The public is encouraged to attend and meet and greet the warriors or just clap some hands at the sh. The warriors will be out and about around the county on Saturday, enjoying everything from some boating and shing on the Dead Lakes to the Tupelo Honey Festival or horseback riding on the beach. A nite number of tickets remain for the Honor Banquet. Contact George Duren at Durens Piggly Wiggly or Bluewater Outrigger. Event T-shirts are also available at the Piggly Wiggly and Bluewater with all proceeds supporting the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend. Clermont 15 years ago. The school no longer exists, having been replaced by South Lake High several years ago. He was the most thorough coach, Lofgren said. He knew the game, knew the history, the great players and teams. Some of the veteran coaches were probably skeptical, like they are sometimes, but they soon found out how well-versed he was in all sports. Eppinette coached track as well as basketball. His track teams were also successful and both programs ourished. He won 15 district titles in 16 years in track and reached the postseason consistently in basketball. His teams assumed characteristics that would follow him to Port St. Joe. The other teams would always feel good about the track meets until the Clermont team got off the bus, Lofgren said. And got off the bus. And got off the bus. He had more kids for that track team than Ive seen in my entire life. The rapport with kids and Eppinettes ability to communicate with his students and players was learned from Clermonts football coach, Gene Foster. Foster taught Eppinette that dealing with kids is a two-way street. He learned that rather than rail at kids it was better to teach them how to do things better. He learned the importance of teaching fundamentals through repetition; that you cant take hard work for granted, and the need for praise. It has to be honest praise, Eppinette said. Eppinette soon learned to listen before speaking not just to what was said but what wasnt said. And that poor performance was unacceptable. Teaching them is not teaching them what they dont know, but teaching them how to behave differently than they know how to behave, Eppinette said. You get what you expect and you just dont accept anything but the best. Young people are looking for discipline. Baxter said, I looked up to him like a father. He was always there when I needed some advice, whether it was something on the court of off the court. Eppinette takes more pride in the six straight sportsmanship awards Port St. Joe has won than the ve basketball titles his teams have snared in the same span. One of his favorite stories concerns a road trip and a team meal at a restaurant. Suddenly he heard a psstt nearby, from an older man who identied himself as a basketball coach of 35 years in Connecticut. The man asked Eppinette if the young men at the adjacent table were his players. He explained that he just wanted to tell Eppinette that they were the best-behaved, most wellmannered kids hed ever seen. That was better than any state championship, Eppinette said.Mental aspects Eppinette might still be at Clermont if not for the death of his parents. Three months after his father passed away his mother succumbed to cancer and Eppinette felt hed done enough in coaching. He remained Clermonts athletic director, but when the new basketball coach had to be out of town due to family reasons for the start of the next season, Eppinette was asked to substitute. As soon as I got back in the gym I knew I had made a mistake, Eppinette said. He would not undermine the current coach, however. Hes one of the quality people you meet in education, said Lofgren. Eppinette moved to Mount Dora for a year and then on to Port St. Joe. A typical year begins in June with summer league and a maximum of two tournaments. Players get July and August off They need to be kids and in September there is a meeting for those not competing in football or cross country. One year that meeting consisted of two parties, Eppinette and one player. Last year there were ve players. I want them to play other sports because they are in a situation where I know they are getting good instruction and the more times an athlete is in a situation where there is pressure, the better hed handle it, Eppinette said. I want them to be involved. I tell kids to get involved with as much as you can. You only have one shot. Practice and the season start in November. A 28-game regularseason schedule is used to prepare the team for the postseason. The system, the framework for success, is assembled a step at a time. The goal, the coach said, is to peak sometime in January and from there think about what we need to do to get ready for the tournament. As long as he saw you were getting better every game, Baxter said. Hes very disciplined and doesnt let you get away with nothing. He tries to teach you the mental aspects of the game. If you can out-think your opponent, you would win. He teaches the small things, putting your body on the legs of the opponents, boxing out on a rebound, keeping your eye out for weak-side defense. The little things that help you win. A lot of the fundamentals he taught me, coaches are teaching me now and its just a refresher. Its stuff Ive already learned.Long haulThe results of indisputable: seasons of 19-7, 13-17, 21-9, 27-7, 31-3, 30-4, 31-3, 24-9 and 31-3 at Port St. Joe, all that championship hardware glistening in the school lobby. Eppinette said he doesnt get elated over wins, just as he tries not to sink too low over losses. Hes earned three technical fouls in 26 years of coaching, two coming in one game. He has not incurred a referees whistle in the past 18 years, he said. Why waste the emotion and energy? The goal is simply to always improve; be better every game. Eppinette tells the story of a Russian athlete he escorted during a track coaching clinic back when the Cold War was still being waged. The problem with American athletes, the foreigner told Eppinette, is that they want to take up a sport Monday, be procient Tuesday and then win the championship on Wednesday. You have to have an overview of the long haul, Eppinette said. Its not the joy you get when you win the state championship. The hard work that goes into it is what you look back on and derive satisfaction from and you dont have to win a championship to feel that. With each new season, Eppinette sees new players, new challenges and something new to achieve. His team is not the defending state champion: each season brings a new state championship. Eppinette, 50, gures hell be at Port St. Joe, As long as I have the parents support and kids want to learn. Colleges have tried to lure him to the next level, he said, but the specter of recruiting was a negative that couldnt balance the positives of greater exposure and nancial rewards. Its so political and not always above board, I couldnt handle that, Eppinette said. So its likely Eppinette will retire in the shadow of the now silent mill. We have a community of people willing to work hard, he said. The school, the academics and the athletics are the center of who we are as a community. The recent string of success, its almost like a fairy tale. There is pressure there, the expectations are high Mathematically you know it will come to an end. At some point we wont be able to stay there. I havent lost that edge, yet. Im more eager because of the journey. Eppinette would take the Tiger Sharks to one last state Final Four, losing in the title game, before health issues would force his retirement from coaching and, in 2004, as an educator. He left Port St. Joe after 10 seasons, compiling a 258-64 record with eight Final Four trips and ve titles. The gymnasium oor was later named in his honor. And he remained a vibrant mentor to many coaches and teachers and married his long-time girlfriend, teacher Judy Williams. EPPINETTE from page A1

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, May 15, 2014 BPage 1SectionTrivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Star. 1) Generally speaking during Thomas Jeffersons time, how long did it take to become a lawyer? 6 days, 6 weeks, 6 months, 6 years 2) Who was the rst female to appear on a Wheaties cereal box? Nancy Kerrigan, Chris Evert, Danica Patrick, Mary Lou Retton 3) Where is Tin Pan Alley, the birthplace of much 20th century music? Nashville, NYC, San Francisco, Ft. Worth 4) Who gets credit for the paraphrased, Nice guys nish last? Leo Durocher, Walt Alston, Harry Walker, Bobby Cox 5) What was the rst animated character on Hollywoods Walk of Fame? Donald Duck, Bart Simpson, Mickey Mouse, Popeye 6) In 1950, who did Time magazine select for its person of the half-century? FDR, Churchill, Thorpe, Lindbergh 7) Which comic made famous, Take my wife, please? Hope, Youngman, Danger eld, Foxx 8) What were the rst creatures launched into space by the U.S.? Mice, Dogs, Monkeys, Cats 9) Which network aired The Ed Sullivan Show during its long run? ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS 10) Who is the alter ego of Dick Grayson? Spider-man, Flash, Robin, Underdog 11) In which state is Purdue University? Michigan, Indiana, New York, Wisconsin 12) According to Target Travel Club, which item do more travelers forget to pack? Toothbrush, Hairspray, Deodorant, Comb 13) To date whos been the only future president to have been held as a prisoner of war? Jefferson, Jackson, Pierce, T. Roosevelt 14) What two words were added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954? Of America, For all, Under God, The ag ANSWERS 1) 6 weeks. 2) Mary Lou Retton. 3) NYC. 4) Leo Durocher. 5) Mickey Mouse. 6) Churchill. 7) Youngman. 8) Mice. 9) CBS. 10) Robin. 11) Indiana. 12) Toothbrush. 13) Jackson. 14) Under GodTrivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com Helping to ll a void and stomachsBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Rev. Joe Atkinson said the visit activated a mental light bulb. A local public school teacher was visiting the Gulf Coast Hope Center of Gulf County, Inc. one afternoon when she began to tell Atkinson a story. One of her students, she explained, had been distressed that day due to a half-day of school. The teacher, surprised at any student turning crying over less school, wondered why. The reason, the young student explained, they would not get to eat the rest of the day when they got home. That school lunch, skipped due to the half-day, was the students last each day. When we shared that story it was like somebody took a knife and stuck it in my chest, Atkinson said. And, so, he set to work. Next Saturday, May 24, the brainchild evolving from that proverbial knife becomes action when the Gulf Coast Hope Center hosts a Community Food Distribution. The goal is to provide a bridge, and hearty meals, for students and their families that qualify for free-and-reduced meals at the public schools, which is roughly 60 percent of students at Port St. Joe Elementary School. We want to provide food to assist those families that have children that are free-and-reduced lunches, Atkinson said. We dont want a child to go hungry this summer. The distribution is being called the rst annual as Atkinson hopes the response from the community both in need and outreach to the Hope Center will enable the event to become a xture of the calendar. Atkinson hopes to have a program in place by fall to assist children in need as they return to school. On May 24, two tractor trailers are scheduled to arrive at TIM CROFT | The StarThe Gulf Coast Hope Center of Gulf County, Inc. will hold a community food distribution for quali ed families and seniors on May 24. WES LOCHER | The StarThe next Salt Air Farmers Market will be held on Saturday, May 17 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 until 1 p.m. Music will be provided by Guitar Man until 11 a.m. when guest musician Kristen Barkuloo will provide easy listening music until 1 p.m. ET. SALT AIR FARMERS MARKET See HOPE B6Tupelo Honey Festival this weekendBy WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com This weekend will welcome the 24th annual Tupelo Honey Festival to be held on Saturday at Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka. More than 90 vendors selling everything from baked goods, to clothing, baby items and handcrafted gifts will join local Tupelo Honey farmers to celebrate the golden delicacy. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family including a petting zoo, pony rides and a mechanical bull. Live music for the event will be provided by local group Flabbergasted. Were making it bigger every year, said organizer Leigh Newsome. It spreads through word of mouth and the Tupelo Honey Festival is something that the community looks forward to. During the festival, ve $500 scholarships will be given away to local students, one of which is in memory of Ricky McMillion, who worked at city hall for many years. Volunteers are still being sought to help at the event and Newsome said its a great opportunity for high school seniors to get community service hours. As Newsome speeds toward the event, she said shes also spent a fair Forgotten Coast celebrates Plein Air Paint Out 2014By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition President Leslie Fedota, said plein air is more than paints and brushesits about spirit. The 2014 Forgotten Coast Plein Air Paint Out, a week-long celebration of art came to a close Sunday after bringing artcentric events to locations from Mexico Beach to Alligator Point. More than 20 nationally acclaimed painters from all over the world set up easels and hunted for interesting subjects using only natural light as they captured Old Florida on canvas. The idea behind an open-air painting is to capture a moment in time while completing all work on-site, around other painters and spectators, outside of a typical studio environment. The whole mission of the FCCC is to embrace our area, said Fedota, I heard so many wonderful stories of people connecting through the plein air events who may not have met otherwise. Those relationships will last beyond the 10-day event. Events included ve exhibits across the coast, daily art demonstrations, art sales, and workshops that allowed members of the public to learn trade secrets directly from participating artists. Fedota said that this year, the event saw a higher number of art sales and buyers came from further away. By her calculations, 16 states were represented at this years Paint Out, an effect of collectors that follow the artists to add one-of-a-kind pieces to their collections. See TUPELO B6A celebration of spiritSee PLEIN AIR B5COURTESY OF SANDIE YARBROUGH | Special to The StarLeon Holmes, who traveled from Germany for the Paint Out, took home rst place in the Quick Draw competition held in Eastpoint.

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The daylily is a popular owering perennial that adapts well to Florida landscape statewide. Plants are available in a wide variety of growth habits, ower shapes and colors, including yellow, orange, red, pink and purple, near white and shades and combinations of all of these. Flowering starts in March for early-season bloomers while lateseason daylilies wont bloom until mid-May. Select early and lateseason bloomers to extend the owering season. The typical bloom period is about four to seven weeks, although some varieties bloom even longer. Daylilies are members of the lily family, in the genus hemerocallis; Hemero is Greek for day and callis for beauty. The ower buds and petals are edible raw, boiled, stir-fried, steamed or batter and fried. Dried daylily petals, call golden needles, are used in numerous Chinese dishes. The modern varieties of daylilies have been developed from native Chinese spices. Early settlers from Europe and Asia brought many of the original species with them to America. During the past 75 years, hybridizers in the United States and England have made great improvement in daylily varieties. Raising daylilies is fairly simple, but rst you have to make sure youre choosing the right varieties for our area of the state. Daylilies are classied into three groups according to their growth habits deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen. As you might expect, the deciduous daylily varieties die back in the winter. They do well in our area. But they dont receive enough cold weather in South Florida. Izzyisstilllookingforaforeverhome.She isabeautifulyoungBombaylady.Izzy loveskidsandadults.Shegetsalongwell withothercatsandkittens.Thisloving youngcatwouldloveasafehomewhere shecouldliveforever.Ifyoucangivethis beautifulcreatureahome,pleaseletus know. Ifyouareunabletoadoptatthistime, perhapsyoucouldfosterormakea Donation.AllpetsadoptedfromSJBHS willbecurrentonvaccinationsand spayed/neutered.Pleasedonothesitatetoemailtownsend.hsdirector@ gmail.comoradoptbaystjoe@gmail.comorcalltheSt.JosephBayHumane Societyat850-227-1103andaskforMelodyorDebbie!Onlineapplications andpetphotosareavailableatwww.sjbhumanesociety.org Adoptionfeesincludeourcostofspay/neuterandcurrentvaccinations. OurhoursfortheshelterareTuesday-Saturdayfrom10am-4pm!Faith's ThriftHutisalwaysinneedofdonationsalso,andalltheproceedsgodirectly tosupporttheanimalsinourcare!ThehoursforthestoreareThursdaySaturdayfrom10am-3pm.Volunteersarealwayswelcomeatbothourstore andourshelter!Ourstoreandshelterlocationis1007TenthStreetinPortSt. Joe!Hopetoseeyoualltheresoon! Ifyouaremissingapetorwanttoadoptanewpet,pleasecheckwithyourlocalHumaneSocietyor Shelter.FollowusonFacebook:St.JosephBayHumaneSocietywww.sjbhumanesociety.org 4518169 DowntownPortSt.Joe850-229-6161 bowwowbeach.com301REIDAVENUE PORTST.JOEFLORIDA,32456 BlueBuffalo,Tasteof theWildandother brandsavailable! GreatService-FairPriceQualityInternalMedicineSoftTissue/OrthopedicSurgeryDentistryCleanand SpaciousFacility AlbertByas,DVM JoelRosenbaum,DVM300LongAve PSJ,FL32456 850-229-6009Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:30PM ANIMALHOSPITALofPortSt.Joe24-HourEmergencyServiceForOurCurrentClients READER + ADVISORGuidanceonLove.Businessandall ProblemsintheWalkofLife SEEHERTODAYFORABETTERTOMORROW 3707W.23rdStreet,PanamaCity,FL850-319-3711 ShopatHomeLIFEINSURANCEHa nn on I ns ur an ce ( 85 0) 2 27 -1 13 3 SocietyB2 | The Star Thursday, May 15, 2014 Lindsey Leigh Carter, Corey L. Neal to marryMr. and Mrs. Roy Lee and Veronica Carter are excited to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Lindsey Leigh to Dr. Corey L. Neal, son of Dr. Bobbie Sue and (the late) Leo Neal of Atlanta, Ga. Lindsey graduated from Wewahitchka High School in 2002, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Florida A&M University in 2006, and completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University on May 10, 2014. She will nish the joint Master of Business Administration degree in the fall of 2014. Corey graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School in 2000 and from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 2005. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2011 in Molecular Biology at Clark Atlanta University and currently organizes global clinical trials for various drug companies at Quintiles Inc. The wedding will take place on Saturday, May 24 at Carters Temple First Born Church at 5 p.m. CST. All friends and family of the bride and groom are welcome to attend.By JOHANNA WHITESpecial to The Star Wow! What an awesome turnout for the Port St Joe Kiwanis Club had for the Kiwanis Club Dr. Robert E. King Annual Select Shot Golf Tournament hosted April 12. The weather was perfect, a little cool at tee time of 9:00 with pleasant temperatures at the today progressed. This year, 11 teams participated in the tournament. After the tournament, the golfers and guest were treated to a delicious barbecue chicken lunch, grilled by our own great chef, Mark Haddock, along with gifts for hole prize winners and door prizes. The Kiwanis Club would like to thank all of those who were Legacy, Patron, and Hole Sponsors, and the Teams for your participation and contribution to the Club. The Golf Tournament is the Kiwanis Clubs largest fund raiser. The proceeds from this tournament, and all other funds raised by the Kiwanis Club is donated back into our Community to various organization with focus on children and youth. Team winners: 1. Jason White, Zane Sweazy, Perky White, Tommy Humphrey; 2. Robbie Johnson, Dan Van Treese; 3. Guerry Magidson, Kenny Wood, Jerry Parrish, Bill Versagis. Legacy sponsor ($500) Buy Rite Drug Store. Patrons Deep South Solutions of Northwest Florida, LLC; Durens Piggly Wiggly; Greg Abrams Seafood; Inland Construction & Engineering; The King Family; Mike & Cyler Hobbs; Novak Law Firm; Preble Rish Engineering. Sponsors Bayside Lumber; Becky Norris, Gulf County Clerk of Court; David & Carol Brittain; The Buzzett Family; Duprees Custom Metal Roong; Cape San Blas Realty; Frank D. May DMD, PA; Capital City Bank; Fred & Carolyn Witten; Comforter Funeral Home; Friedman Financial Advisors; Gallery 98; Gulf 2 Bay Construction; Hannon Insurance Agency; Haley Hobbs & Trey Hobbs; James D. Campbell DDS, MS, PA; J.V. Gander Distributors; Lees One Stop Auto; Mike Owens Financial Service; Miller Heating & Air Conditioning; Mitch Burke, Gulf County Property Appraiser; Northwest Florida Vinyl; Paul Gant BBQ; Roberson & Associates, P.A; Ramseys Printing & Ofce Supply; Robert Hudson, Sacred Heart Hospital; St. Joe Rent All. Special thanks to the following: The King Family, Durens Piggly Wiggly (food sponsor), Centennial Bank (holein-one sponsor), The Star newspaper and Oyster Radio (advertising), BuyRite Drug Store, Capital City Bank and Sacred Heart Hospital. Jacob Taylor Whiteld, Averi Kathrin Abercrombie engagedJeff and Kim Whiteld of Eufaula, Ala., have announced the engagement of their son, Jacob Taylor Whiteld to Averi Kathrin Abercrombie of Louisville, Ala. She is the daughter of Don and Traci Abercrombie of Louisville, Alabama. Jacob is the grandson of Larry and Verna Mathes, the late Sue Mathes, and Ted and Kay Whiteld all of Wewahitchka, Fla. Jacob is the owner/ operator of Whiteld Farms, poultry houses and cattle. Averi is the granddaughter of Dwayne and Judy Hamm of Louisville, Alabama, and the late Ben and Catherine Abercrombie. Averi, a graduate of Troy University, is marketing coordinator for Boyd Brothers Transportation, Clayton, Ala. She is the manager of Abercrombie Fish Camp Restaurant and does marketing for AquaSouth Catsh Company both in Clayton. The wedding is planned for 6:30 p.m. May 31 at Prospect Baptist Church, Clayton, Ala. Family and friends are invited to attend. Daylilies a low-maintenance landscape plant ROY lLEE cart CARTErRCounty extension director On the other hand, the evergreen varieties generally grow best in areas with mild winters. Daylilies may be planted any time of year, but hey usually do best if theyre planted right after owering. Once theyre established, these lilies need only minimum care. Proper planting bed preparation is a critical factor in raising daylilies. They are replanted only every ve to 10 years, so the ower bed needs to have a soil of good quality. The lilies grow best on a well-drained soil with good aeration and good water holding capacity. Sandy soil usually provides the necessary aeration, but they dont hold water very well. On the other hand, clay soils have good water holding properties, but they dont provide the aeration lilies need. If your soil is sandy, you need to add two to four inches of peat moss and work it into a depth of sixth to eight inches. If your soil has a great deal of clay in it, you might want to add about an inch of perlite or similar material to increase aeration. Before planting, the ower bed should be fertilized with an 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 mixture, at the rate of two-and-a-half pounds per 100 square feet. An inch or so of water should be applied once or twice a week until the plants are well established. Twice each year, fertilize with the same two-and-a-half pounds of 8-8-8 or 10-1010 per 100 square feet. Apply the fertilizer evenly, keeping it off the foliage. Daylilies have a tendency to become crowded, and when this happens, owers production is reduced. If crowding occurs, you will need to divide to the plants by digging them up and severing the Rhizome between the fans of leaves with a sharp knife. Cut the leaves back to within four to six inches of the crown and replant the division. Daylilies can be planted in a variety of ways to enhance your landscape in informal groupings, in small groups in the space between shrubberies or in front of a fence or wall which will serve as a background. For more information on daylilies contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit http://gulf.ifas.u.edu or www.http://edis.ifas.u.edu and see Cir 620 and PP256. Kiwanis KOrnRNErR

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The Star| B3Thursday, May 15, 2014 9454HWY98BEACONHILLATTHE MEXICOBEACHCITYLIMITS8506478310 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT THE MEXICO BEACH CITY LIMITS 850 6478310 GREATSELECTIONOFALLYOURFAVORITEBEER,WINE&SPIRITS LIVEONTHEPOOPDECKINTHECROWNEST RANDYSTARK THURSDAY7PM FRIDAY9PM SATURDAY9PM WEDNESDAY7PMCROSSTIEKONKRETESOUL DEBIJORDAN ALLTIMESEASTERNFUNTIMES MEXICO BEACH CITY LIMITS 850 6478310 GREAT SELECTION OF ALL YOUR FAVORITE BEER, WINE & SPIRITS LIVE ON THE POOP DECK UPCOMINGEVENTS KAROKE-FRIDAY&SATURDAY-9PMWITHDEBRA SPECIAL TO TT HE STARThe Night of OM fundraiser begins 6:30 p.m. ET tonight in the commons at Port St. Joe Jr,/Sr. High School. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 and there will be a dessert auction as well! Also, donations to the team can be made through the school to the attention of Odyssey of the Mind, 100 Shark Drive, PSJ, FL 32456 or online through the PayPal account j4and1c@me.com. Special to The StarPort St. Joe Elementary School is proud to announce that we were again one of the top contributors to the Pennies for Patients campaign for the prevention of Leukemia and other childhood diseases. This campaign was the service learning project for the 21st Century Enrichment Program at the school. Together with all the students, teachers, and parents we collected $1, 375. We were honored with a plaque that will be displayed in the front ofce of the school. Thanks to so many for your support of the Pennies for Patients collection campaign. Together we will ght for a cure. Pennies for Patients winners were Precious Longmeier, Jamicia Glenn, Emily Warriner, Alexis Causey, and Hanley Pitts. Special to The StarYoung readers will explore all things science this summer as the Port St. Joe Branch of the Gulf County Public Library presents FIZZ, BOOM, READ! during the Florida Library Youth Summer Reading Program. Children pre-k through fth grade are invited to join in activities that will include science experiments, archaeology, Legos and fun and creative storytelling. Sign a contract with a librarian to decide how many books your child will read and receive a logbook to record the titles completed. Rewards can be earned by completing the contract. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program. Registration begins Friday, May 9 so sign up soon, as space is limited. Programs will be held each Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET throughout the month of June. For more information, call the library at 229-8879 or visit 110 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. All programs are free of charge. Generous support for FIZZ, BOOM, READ! is provided by the Friends of the Gulf County Public Library. SPECIAL TO TT HE STARFront row: Handley Pitts, Reagan Thomas, Demee Stallworth, Zachary Burkett, Owen Grantland, Brody Mock. Back Row: Cheyenne Cole, Kenia Allen, Sheretta Thomas, Tasmine Russell, Walker Chumney, Tanner Fogle DAZZLING DOLPHINsS NNIGHT OF OOM TONIGHTStar Staff ReportThe National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced last week that Port St. Joe High School student Celeste Thursbay was selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. On behalf of the NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrice and commitment that Celeste has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence, said Claes Nobel, NSHSS founder and chairman and also a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prize. Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources and opportunities, added NSHSS president James W. Lewis. We aim to help students like Celeste build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community. Membership in the NSHSS entitles qualied students to enjoy a wide variety of benets, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, personalized recognition items and publicity honors. CELEsSTE THURsSBAYPSJHSs Celeste Thursbay receives national honorSPECIAL TO TT HE STARPennies for Patients fundraiser winners were Precious Longmeier, Jamicia Glenn, Emily Warriner, Alexis Causey, and Hanley Pitts. Pennies for Patients at PSJES2014 Summer reading program begins June 6 School News

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FAITHThursday, May 15, 2014 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.comSpecial to The Star Guidance for dealing with guilt will be considered at 7 p.m. CT Monday, May 19 Lifetree Caf. The program, titled Unburdened: Letting Go of Guilt, features a screening of the awardwinning short lm Unburden. The lm is the story of a woman who accidentally injures her infant daughter and the womans journey to resolve her guilt. Guilt can cripple our ability to live well and enjoy life, says Lifetree representative Craig Cable. Well consider the lessons of this compelling lm and how we can cope with guilt in our own lives. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net. SOUTHERLANDFAMILY FUNERALHOME(850)229-8111 (TraditionalServices1928BCP) COMFORTER FUNERALHOME (850)227-1818 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 (850)229-9596 SundaySchool............................10a.m. SundayMorningWorship...........11a.m. SundayEveningWorship..............6p.m. WednesdayEveningService.......7p.m. Dr.GeoffreyLentz Pastor BobbiLassiter MinistertoFamilies AnnComforter DirectorofMusic 1001ConstitutionDr. 850.227.1724 www.psjumc.org SundaySchedule9:00AMEST-WorshipontheWater, underthesailsonSt.JosephBay. 11:00AMEST-SanctuaryService withSpecialChildrenstime. www.fbcpsj.org www.fbcpsj.org BruceHodge, Pastor 1602Hwy98,MexicoBeach,FL(850)648.1151www.livingwateratthebeach.comWEEKLYSCHEDULESUNDAY -8:00AM-WorshipatSunsetPark (onthesand) 10:00AM-BibleStudyat1602Highway98 MONDAY -7:00PM-LifetreeCaf. JointheConversation WEDNESDAY -10:00AM-2:00PM-OpenHouse Coee&ConversationTHURSDAY 6:30PMMixedBibleStudyTocontactworshipleader:(850)648.1151orlwcpastor@fairpoint.net SUNDAY:SundaySchool-9:15 MorningWorship-10:30 EveningWorship-5:00 1601LongAvePortStJoe,FL32456(850)229-8691WEDNESDAY:FamilyDinner-5:30 PrayerMeeting-6:30 StudentMinistry-6:30ChildrensMinistry/Choir-6:30AdultChoir-7:30 MINISTRYSCHEDULE Surrounded by her loving family, Betty Jo Tharpe Rich, 80, of Port St. Joe, Fla., gloriously entered her heavenly home Sunday evening, May 11, at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala., following a brief illness. Born in Caryville, Florida, she later moved with her family to the old Kennys Mill and then to Port St. Joe where she spent the remainder of her life. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Clifford John Tharpe Sr. and Ruth Cook Tharpe; brother, Clifford John Tharpe Jr. Betty is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bill Rich; daughter, Jeri Rich Ashcraft (Don); sons, Billy Rich, Mike Rich (Melissa), and Tony Rich; Nine grandchildren, April Rich Kirkland (Jeff), Justin Rich (April), Benjamin Ashcraft (Jennifer), Hannah Rich Reid (Kirk), Mica Ashcraft, Ryan Moran, Cameron Rich, Alexandra Rich, Annamarie Rich; Nine great grandchildren, Trevor Kirkland, Christian Rich, Tyson Kirkland, Sunny Rich, Evie Kirkland, Tucker Ashcraft, Cayson Reed Ashcraft, Millie Claire Ashcraft, and Sarah Claire Reid; sister, Linda Tharpe Keels (Harold); brother, Scott Darst; a very special Uncle, Billy Myers (Lorainne); Numerous nephews and nieces who loved her like a grandmother; Several Uncles, Aunts and many cousins. Until her illness she was a very active member of the First Baptist Church. For many years she has loved studying and teaching a Ladies Sunday School Class (Grace). After her mothers death, Betty Jo became the matriarch of the family. Betty loved working in her yard, tending beautiful owers, and enjoying the beauty of Gods creation. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe with Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Friday evening and the funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday. Of ciating will be Rev. Bruce Hodge, Rev. Buddy Caswell, Rev. Billy Rich Jr, and Mike Rich. Active pallbearers will be Robert Whittle, Tony Barbee, John Presnell, Norman Bixler, Temple Watson, and Charles Cloud. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Grace and Mens 70 plus Sunday School Classes. In addition to oral tributes, the family would like to suggest contributions be given to the Gideon Bible Society. Services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home of Port St. Joe.Betty Jo Tharpe RichLegendary Hall of Fame Coach Vernon C. Eppinette passed away late Monday, May 12, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Vern was surrounded by his family as he ended his journey as coach, mentor, educator, and friend, leaving a legacy in all the hearts he touched. Coach Eppinette was born on March 7, 1949, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Robert and Colette Eppinette. Verns passion for sports was evident early on as he competed in basketball, swimming, football, and track & eld as a Charleston High School Trojan in Illinois. He went on to graduate from Eastern Illinois University, and he also served his country in combat as a United States Marine in the Vietnam War. Vernon Eppinette began his memorable career in coaching in 1974, spanning 26 years, three high schools, and seven state titles. Although most known for his success with the Port St. Joe Tiger Shark Basketball Program, Coach Epp also took home top honors in the state coaching track & eld. His 724 combined total wins, seven state titles, ten nal fours, and 15 Sweet Sixteen appearances pale in comparison to his seven consecutive FHSAA Sportsmanship Awards. Verns coaching philosophy was built on the foundations of discipline and sportsmanship, and he was quick to say that out of all the accolades during his career, he valued the sportsmanship awards the most. Coach Eppinette was a ve-time Florida Basketball Coach of the Year, a two-time nalist for the National High School Coaches Association Basketball Coach of the Year, a member of the FACA Hall of Fame as well as the FHSAA Hall of Fame. Coach was most proud, however, of the votes of con dence given to him by his players. Des Baxter, former PSJHS player, recalled: I looked up to him like a father. He was always there when I needed some advice, whether it was something on the court or off the court. This is Coach Vernon Eppinettes true legacy. Vern met and married a fellow teacher, Judy. Since his retirement in 2004, he has enjoyed spending time with his family while continuing to follow the sports he so loved. Throughout the years, Coach Epp has mentored more than 50 coaches on both the high school and college level. In addition to his wife, Vern is also survived by Judys four sons, Don Campbell (Patricia), Lance Campbell (Tammy), Roy Campbell (Suzette), and Seth Campbell. Coach Epp leaves behind three siblings as well: Monique Keppler (Mike) of Sherman, Illinois, and their children Matthew, Marc, Melissa, and Michelle; Philip Eppinette of Charleston, Illinois; and Elizabeth Lidonne of France, and her children Xavier and Guillaume. Verns best friend from childhood, Les Easter (Valerie), was also by his side in his last hours. Coach Eppinettes passing is also mourned by the many players and students he touched throughout his career, and it is a comfort to his loved ones to know that his in uence will continue in their lives for many years to come. We will celebrate the life of Coach Vernon C. Eppinette in The Dome at Port St. Joe High School, where he felt so at home, on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. E.T. and the Celebration of Life will be at 5 p.m. E.T. Interment will follow at Holly Hills Cemetery. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations be made to the Coach Vernon C. Eppinette Scholarship Fund via Sissy Worley, Director of Finance for the Gulf County School Board. Pallbearers will be former Port St. Joe High School retired collegues: Gary Howze, Chris Earley, Wayne Stevens, Carl White, Rodney Herring, Clarence Monette, Phil Lanford, and Steve Maxwell. Honorary Pallbearers will consist of former players, support staff, and coaching staff. The family would also like to invite all coaches and other af liated athletic of cials and staff to sit in this reserved section. Port St. Joes Athletic Director John Palmer summed it up best: Thanks for setting standards that the rest of us coaches should try to reach. Coach Epps phenomenal success earned him not only a spot in the Port St. Joe High School Hall of Fame, but also in the hearts of all those who loved him. In his memory, the gym oor in The Dome at Port St. Joe High School will forever be known as Coach Epp Court.Vernon C. Coach Epp Eppinette VERNON C. EPPINETTE OBITUARIESCoping with guilt explored at Lifetree Caf

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LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, May 15, 2014Special events included a student art day with handpicked students from Gulf and Franklin counties that spent an afternoon working one-on-one with artists at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe, along with a family art day, held on the nal day of the Paint Out. Fedota said that anything the FCCC can do to enhance opportunities for children, it is solidly behind. It was so heartwarming to watch the students work together with the artists, said Fedota of student art day. It was great that the students had the courage to explore and it was fun see their creativity take off. Fedota thanked the Gulf County Tourist Development Council which played host to the opening luncheon and TGIF event. Artists had a chance to rest their painting arms in favor of kicking back to socialize with locals and other guests over food and drink. During the event, a Plein Air Academy pilot program was tested that allowed up-and-coming artists interested in making the jump to a fulltime plein air lifestyle to be mentored by those who have made a living in the industry for several years. The spirit-driven program, developed by FCCC chairman Joe Taylor, will ofcially launch at the 2015 event with an application process for the burgeoning professionals. Artists accepted for the program will learn the philosophies and techniques that go into being a true plein air painter. Many people who attend our workshops are curious and want to know more, said Fedota. Some of them are plein air artists and we saw an opportunity to provide that next step. Though the Wetroom, a central location where all paintings are hung upon completion, was housed at the Center for History, Culture and Art in downtown Apalachicola, it will return to Port St. Joe for the 2015 Paint Out, which also happens to be the tenth anniversary of the event. Aside from the academy launch and the potential for additional speakers at next years event, Fedota said shes keeping the anniversary details hushhush, not wanting to jinx anything. We love the ways that the artists connect with our area, said Fedota. In return, the local community shares stories with them. Its a celebration of spirit. Fedota shared a story that she believed encompassed the spirit of plein air. Georgias David Boyd and Germanys Leon Holmes traveled to Carrabelle and spent an afternoon painting boats in a derelict shipyard. Thrilled with the results of their work, the men returned to the shipyard the following day to paint them again only to nd that the boats had been bulldozed. All that remained of the subjects were shards of wood. In tribute, Holmes found a piece of timber from the boat he immortalized on canvas the previous day and painted a shrimp boat on the scrap. It was great to know they will live on in the paintings, Holmes said of the boats. It was so wonderful to know that the paintings we all did are capturing an area and era that is slowly disappearing. Holmes, who won rst place at the Quick Draw competition, said he took home three paintings to remind himself of his time on the Forgotten Coast. It was an amazing experience, said Holmes. I was overwhelmed by the hospitality of the people and how they responded to both myself and my work. While Holmes celebrated his rst trip to the area, Boyd, a returning artist, said he plans to return to the area several times prior to next years Paint Out. It was such a great experience being able to paint alongside so many artists that I have held in such high esteem, said Boyd. The people of the Forgotten Coast were so warm and welcoming and there was no shortage subject matter. The Forgotten Coast is a special place and has a special place in my heart. Plein air brings together the communities of Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St. George Island, Carrabelle, and Alligator Point to produce one of the largest artfocused events on the coast. The FCCC also receives support from the Gulf and Franklin County Tourist Development Councils, Mexico Beach Community Development Council and Visit Florida. Our hope is that with each event each moment any one of those moments creates a spark of inspiration or creativity for someone, said Fedota. These artists take something that we locals have seen a thousand times and help to remind us of the awe of the area. Through them, we can experience that awe anytime we choose. HappyGraduation! Happy Graduation! Tolearnhowyoucansupportour communitysuniversity,contact MaryBethLovingoodat(850)770-2108 ormblovingood@pc.fsu.edu. FLORIDASTATEUNIVERSITY PANAMACITYTHECAMPAIGNFOROURCOMMUNITYSUNIVERSITYEndowmentforTomorrowsJobs $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 PLEIN AIR from page B1WES LOCHER | The StarHodges Soileau painted the view from Sunset Park in Mexico Beach. Charles Dickinson painted the Mexico Beach Welcome Center prior to the artist reception that evening. Hiu Lai Chong spent Friday painting the Port Theatre on Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe. Nancie King Mertz took a different perspective on the Port Theatre.CCOURTESY OF SS ANDIE YY ARBROUGH | Special to The StarStudents from Gulf and Franklin Counties participated in Student Art Day at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe. At the TGIF event, held at the Gulf County Welcome Center, food and drink was served up as artists mingled with the public.

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, May 15, 2014the Hope Center, located at 772 W. U.S. 98 in front of Five Star Collision in Port St. Joe. Those trucks will be ferrying 10,000 pounds of food provided by A Hand Up International Ministries, which is partnering with Centennial Bank, Sunshine Shuttle and Limousine and the Hope Center on the food outreach. The collaborative group also includes God of this city Ministry out of Panama City. From 12-4 p.m. that day, the Hope Center staff and volunteers will distribute the food to quali ed families, seniors and, depending on the amount of food remaining, the remainder of the community through its food pantry. To qualify, families must have a student on free-andreduced lunch in the public schools and provide veri cation of that status along with a photo identi cation. Sunshine Shuttle will provide a van/bus that will carry children from Wewahitchka Elementary School that morning to the Hope Center and back. The food distribution will also be available for any seniors in need. Arrive at the Hope Center during the afternoon hours and receive a bag(s) of food. We want to be sure to provide them also during these summer months, Atkinson said. The assortment of food will be varied, Atkinson said and the size of the family will determine how much food will be provided. There will be canned goods, meats, dairy, veggies and fruits, Atkinson said. The meat will come frozen and well keep that (under wraps) until somebody picks it up. While the food is owing to grateful hands the free concert will provide a musical backdrop to festivities and the Hope Center staff and volunteers will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers and refreshments will be on hand. We are excited, Atkinson said. That is something we are doing that day and we want the community to be aware. We could still use some volunteers for that day and we will also welcome any and all nancial donations because we want to make this an annual event. For more information contact Atkinson at 705-1107. Trades&Services 229-1324 PROFESSIONALFLOORCARE,INC.ResidentialandCommercialCarpetandUpholsteryCleaningServingtheentireGulfCoastarea CeramicTileandGroutCleaning RVs-Cars-Trucks-Vans 24HourEmergencyWaterExtraction ALLDOGTRAINING Callforfreequotes Melissa McCutchan Owner/Trainer 6911DavidWhiteldRd. Wewahitchka,Fl.32465 Seeuson TomGoldsmithPhotographyCustomPhotography Services:Events, Family,Corporate, Location,RealEstate FineArtPrints; tom-goldsmith .artistwebsites.com PortraitStudio 318ReidAve PortSt.Joe,FL 32456 850-899-2883 tom.goldsmith@ fairpoint.net BrykPropertyManagementVacationRentalCleaning Maintenance Flooring/CarpetInstallation/CarpetCleaning SpecializinginAbsenteeOwners PropertyManagement(850)381-5333INCALLTODAY227-7847GETYOURAD 19Years of Service! 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The board of directors is comprised entirely of Gulf County residents. The Hope Center no longer has any connection of the Panama City Rescue Mission. Rev. Joe Atkinson left the Rescue Mission to become the full-time director of the Gulf Coast Hope Center of Gulf County, Inc. I love it here and what I am doing, Atkinson said. We are not enabling people here, we are trying to empower them. The Hope Center has tweaked its guidelines for assistance to better identify the needy, their needs and put them on a road to self-suf ciency. The Hope Center nalized their non-pro t operating status in January and ramped back up, Atkinson said, largely through nancial assistance from the Alfred I. duPont Foundation. Charles Costin donated the legal work on incorporating as a non-pro t. Since January, Atkinson said the Hope Center has assisted more than 75 individuals and families. More is needed and Atkinson noted that the bulk of the economic support for the center remains Matt Scoggins of Five Star Collision on whose land the center sits. Financial donations are welcomed and needed, he added. We are good stewards over the resources people have enlisted with us, Atkinson said. The Hope Center is open 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. HOPE from page B1SPECIAL TO THE STARThe 23rd annual Tupelo Honey Festival will take place this Saturday at Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka.amount of time looking at the history of the Tupelo Honey Festival. It began in 1941 with a parade and a pageant, two events which have happened sporadically over the years that Newsome hopes to resurrect in the future. She asked anyone with historical pictures or articles about past festivals to get in touch through the festival Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TupeloHoneyFestival We hope that the community will come out and enjoy the family-friendly event, said Newsome. The event will be held on May 17 at Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka starting at 9 a.m. CT. HONEY from page B1 Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, May 15, 2014 The Star | B7 94920S IN THE COUNTY COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CASE NO.: 13-100-CC PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-forprofit, Plaintiff, vs. RENEE KEENER, as Trustee of THE RENEE KEENER LIVING TRUST U/A/D SEPTEMBER 21, 2010; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause, will sell at 11:00 a.m. EST in the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 on the 29th day of May, 2014, the following described parcel of real property, to-wit: That certain real property lying and being in Gulf County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Lot 5, Block A, PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES, according to the official plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, at Page 39, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 109 Park Point Circle, Cape San Blas, Florida 32456. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. The successful bidder, if other than the Plaintiff, is required to immediately deposit 5% of their final bid, unless the judgment states otherwise (Florida Statutes 45.031). This deposit must be paid immediately following the sale and is a non-refundable deposit. If the successful bidder does not post the deposit as set forth above at the time of the sale, the bidder will be disqualified for that day, the bid will be considered invalid, the next highest bid will be accepted, and an announcement will be made to that effect. The balance of the bid must be paid by 5:00 p.m. EST on the same day of the sale. In addition, fees for documentary stamp tax (.70 per $100.00), Clerks fee for holding the sale ($70.00) and the Registry of the Court fee (3% for the first $500, and 1.5% for each subsequent $100, of the total amount deposited) must be paid by 5:00 p.m. EST on the same day of the sale. ALL MONEY PAID MUST BE CASH, CASHIERS CHECK, MONEY ORDER OR BUSINESS CHECK DRAWN ON A UNITED STATES BANK ONLY. Checks must be made payable to: Gulf County Clerk of Court. Failure to pay the balance due and authorized costs by 5:00 p.m. the same day will result in the re-advertisement of the sale, the cost of which will be paid from the deposit. Any remaining funds will be applied towards the judgment. THIS NOTICE dated this 29th day of April, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court Gulf County, Florida By: Wyvonne Pickett Deputy Clerk May 8, 15, 2014 94868S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000116 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES INC, ASSETBACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-R1, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFERY C. REAGAN; KAM B. REAGAN, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 8, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA000116, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES INC, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-R1 (hereafter Plaintiff), is Plaintiff and JEFFREY C. REAGAN; KAM B. REAGAN; BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO COLONIAL BANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT N/K/A JEWEL DYKES, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and bet44der for cash in the FRONT LOBBY of the Courthouse; 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, at 11:00 a.m ET on the 7th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 17 AND THE WEST OF LOT 19, BLOCK 37, OF THE OFFICIAL MAP OR PLAT OF PORT ST. JOE, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 AT PAGE 17, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711 or email ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org. Dated this 14th day of April, 2014. Rebecca C. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 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. May 8, 15, 2014 94922S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2011 504 CA BANKTRUST an Alabama Banking Corporation, n/k/a TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK a National Banking Association, 7700 U.S. Highway 98 West, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459, Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN C. KOLKER and Wife, MICHELLE M. KOLKER, and SEAGRASS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Gulf County, Florida, and more particularly described as follows: REAL PROPERTY Lot 6, Block A, of SEAGRASS AT CAPE SAN BLAS, a subdivision as per map or Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 1, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida PERSONAL PROPERTY All personal property of whatever character or nature located on the real property described above, and all structures and improvements, and all easements, rights, royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights and profits, water, water rights, and water stock, timber and timber rights and all fixtures attached thereto, and all rents, issues, proceeds and profits, accruing therefrom, and all gas, steam, electric, water and other heating cooling, cooking, refrigerating, lighting, plumbing, ventilating, irrigating, and power systems, machines, equipment, appliances, fixtures and appurtenances located on the real property described above, even though such real property may be detached or detachable. at public sale on the 5th day of June, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. (EST), to the highest bidder for cash at the front steps of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Gulf County Florida, in accordance with .031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than t owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on April 30, 2014. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT OF 1990 AND NOTICE REQUIREMENT OF RULE 2.540(c) 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: ADA COORDINATOR P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 (850) 747-5338 Jud14.flcourts.org/CourtA dmin/ADAinfo.htm at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. May 8, 15, 2014 94958S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO:10000460CA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. PAUL DUNCAN; et. al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 1st day of May, 2014, and entered in Case No. 10000460CA, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and PAUL DUNCAN STEPHANIE C. DUNCAN ROBERT M. BROOME RAYMOND E. BROOME; and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 5th day of June, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgement, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 4, SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG SECTION LINE FOR 150.0 FEET TO A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN WEST FOR 242.0 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF MOSSIE ROAD, THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG RIGHT OF WAY FOR 200.0 FEET, THENCE RUN EAST 242.0 FEET TO SECTION LINE, THENCE RUN SOUTH FOR 200.0 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A 15.0 FEET UTILITY EASEMENT IS RESERVED ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 26, ALL MINERAL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED BY SELLER. THIS DESCRIPTION DESCRIBED LOTS 5, AND 4. CLECKLEYS ADDITION III. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 5th day of May, 2014. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@ clegalgroup.com File No. 10-44147 May 15, 22, 2014 98797S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000579 DIVISION: GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. VICKI HOEDL A/K/A VICKI A. HOEDL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 29, 2014, and entered in Case No. 23-2009CA-000579 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which GMAC Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Vicki Hoedl a/k/a Vicki A. Hoedl, Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems, Inc, Unknown Spouse of Vicki Hoedl a/k/a Vicki A. Hoedl n/k/a Terry Hoedl, are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 29th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE WEST HALF OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN WEST 155 FEET TO WEST SIDE OF STATE HIGHWAY NO. 71; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID STATE ROAD FOR 164 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE WEST 208 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 105 FEET; THENCE EAST TO HIGHWAY NO. 71 TO POINT OF BEGINNING AND COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE WEST HALF OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN WEST 155 FEET TO WESTSIDE OF STATE HIGHWAY NO. 0 (NOW 71); THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG HIGHWAY 269 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN WEST 208 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 208 FEET TO W.W. WALSINGHAM LINE (NOW RUSSELL C. MADDOX LAND); THENCE DUE EAST TO HIGHWAY NO. 71; THENCE RUN NORTHERLY ALONG WEST SIDE OF HIGHWAY NO. 71 TO POINT OF BEGINNING, BEING IN THE WEST HALF OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST. A/K/A 547 N HIGHWAY 71, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 29th day of April, 2014. BILL KINSAUL Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 Fax: (813) 221-9171 eService: servealaw@ albertellilaw.com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. May 8, 15, 2014 98801S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 14-09-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF GILLIE LEE MCNAIR Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of GILLIE LEE MCNAIR, deceased, whose date of death was September 16, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 8, 2014. Personal Representatives: Charles E. McNair 433 Meadow Ridge Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32312 Cora L. Curtis 1004 Clifford Sims Dr. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Victoria F. Langford 280 Sunset Drive Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representatives: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tel: (850)-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com May 8, 15, 2014 98803S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13000157CAAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL L. MCGINTY; BRENDA L. MCGINTY; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CAPE PLANTATION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on April 29, 2014, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: LOT 1, BLOCK B, CAPE PLANTATION, PHASE 1, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION A PORTION OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT.THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST; THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 25 FOR 32.32 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF WEST RUTHERFORD ROAD, SAID ROAD BEING 66 FEET IN WIDTH; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR 990.0 FEET TO AN IRON ROD; THENCE SOUTH PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION, A DISTANCE OF 1052.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 214.77 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST 101.31 FEET; THENCE WEST 221.28 FEET; THENCE NORTH 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING a/k/a 287 PLANTATION DR., PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456-5408 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the front lobby of the Gulf County Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, on May 29, 2014, beginning at 11:00 AM. ET. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after 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 to any remaining funds. Dated this 30th day of April, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850) 229-6113. May 8, 15, 2014 98823S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No.: 232010CA 000181CAXXXX U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR BAFC 2007-2, Plaintiff, vs. DANNY HARPER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 29, 2014, and entered in Case No. 232010CA 000181CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for BAFC 2007-2, is the Plaintiff and Danny Harper, PNC Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger with National City Bank as Successor by Merger with National City Mortgage, Unknown Tenant #1 N/K/A Kristi Greer, are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 29th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 11, BLOCK R, UNIT NO. 2, RED BULL ISLAND UNRECORDED PLAT, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS: COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF THE NW OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 356.50 FEET ALONG THE SECTION LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE TO RUN NORTH 90.0 FEET ALONG THE SECTION LINE; THENCE RUN EAST 135.0 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 90.0 FEET ALONG THE WEST R/W LINE OF SESAME STREET; THENCE RUN WEST 135.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO LOT 12, BLOCK R, UNIT NO. 2 RED BULL ISLAND UNRECORDED PLAT, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS: COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF THE NW OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 266.5 FEET ALONG THE SECTION LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE TO RUN NORTH 90.0 FEET ALONG THE SECTION LINE; THENCE RUN EAST 135.0 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 90.0 FEET ALONG THE WEST R/W LINE OF SESAME STREET; THENCE RUN WEST 135.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 615 SESAME ST, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 30th day of April, 2014. REBECCA NORRIS, Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 Fax: (813) 221-9171 eService: servealaw@ albertellilaw.com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. May 8, 15, 2014 98821S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 23-2009-CA000248-CAAX-MX Division: Civil Division U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR STARM 2007-2 Plaintiff, vs. HYER DEMENT, et al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property located in GULF County, Florida, described as: LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 11, YONS ADDITION TO BEACON HILL, A SUBDIVISION OF PARTS OF ORIGINAL LOTS 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 AND 10 IN SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 118 PINE ST. PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at AT SOUTH ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE, 1000 CECIL CONSIT BLVD., PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on May 29, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this count on the 30th day of April, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts. Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. File# 141180/tam May 8, 15, 2014 98841S PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SOUTH GULF COUNTY FIRE STATION AT SALINAS PARK RFP #1314-20 Qualified Design-Build TEAM for the design and construction of a two bay addition to the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Station, at Salinas Park, for the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. Proposers shall be ranked per the following selection criteria: **Firms shall be limited to those certified under 489.119 F.S. as a General Contractor, Building Contractor, under 471.023 F.S. to practice engineering, under 481.219 F.S. to practice architecture. **Submittals must be spiral bound and must include the following: Letter of Transmittal Table of Contents Introduction of Firm General approach to deliver services Information regarding the firms qualifications to provide the Design-Build services Project Team and Qualifications Experience with Metal Building design Experience with Metal Building construction Experience with Owner Direct Purchase Method of Costing/ Estimating Project Proof of Errors and Omissions Insurance for Designer Proof of Bonding Limit for Builder Florida License for Builder Florida License(s) for Designer Verification of ability to furnish payment and performance bond in the amount of contract and insurance coverage required by Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Current work load of Designer and Builder **Special attention shall be given to: Similar experience(s) in the State of Florida Engineering/Construction experience(s), with similar facilities Experience with Civil Design, Permitting with FDEP, FDOT & NWFWMD Experience with Design-Build projects Experience of Project Team Ability of Firm to deliver project in a timely manner Availability to project site(s) (Designer and Builder) Upon selection of a Design-Build team by Gulf County Board of County Commissioners, the designer shall meet with the owner, tour the proposed site and assist in evaluating the various building size, function and budget. This phase will include schematic floor plans, site plan and evaluation of individual fire department budget. The second phase shall be as follows: **The Designer shall complete documents for each site with budget review at 30%, 60% and 90% document states. After final review, the Builder shall conduct a final cost breakdown for each site and enter into a construction contract with Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. Proposals must be submitted by 4:30 P.M. (local time) on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida. Proposals will be opened on Monday, June 2 2014 at 10:00 a.m., local time at the same location. Questions to this RFP may be directed to Brad Price, Gulf County BOCC, (850) 229-6106, or via e-mail at bprice@gulfcounty-fl.gov. All questions must be submitted by May 15, 2014 and all answers will be disseminated by May 19, 2014. Please check the website at www.gulf county-fl.gov for any addendums which will be posted NLT May 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., E.T. /s/ Ward McDaniel Chairman Gulf County Board of County Commissioners /s/ Rebecca Norris, Clerk May 8, 15, 2014 98875S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No.: 2014-PR-000018 IN RE: Estate of JAMES S. PRIDGEN JR., a/k/a JAMES PRIDGEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Florida Estate of JAMES S. PRIDGEN, JR., deceased, (the Decedent) whose date of death was January 3, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Clerk of Court, Attn: Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 under File Number 2014-PR000018. The names and addresses of the Ancilliary personal representative and the Ancilliary personal representatives attorneys are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the Decedents estate, in-

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JENKINS, CFC TAX COLLECTOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 00011-910 1 P-0003300 $176.47 BAILEY & SONS DIVERSIFIED INC 00015-020 2 P-0003700 $1,260.38 BAREFOOT COTTAGES 00019-055 3 P-0004500 $868.79 BEACH PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE 00080-150 4 P-0011200 $1,368.00 CROWN ICE LLC 00135-000 5 P-0019900 $1,346.44 BROCK ALLEN 00143-230 6 P-0020900 $8,314.29 GULF COAST TIMBER CO 00180-300 7 P-0023500 $1,457.59 INSITE TOWER LLC 00180-305 8 P-0023600 $972.87 INSITE TOWERS LLC 00180-310 9 P-0023700 $445.09 INSITE TOWER LLC 00190-001 10 P-0025400 $416.55 DOCKSIDE VENTURES LLC 00225-025 11 P-0029800 $329.58 MACKAY PROPERTIES 00279-000 12 P-0037500 $5,500.56 PREBLE-RISH HOLDINGS LLC 00313-055 13 P-0042200 $201.36 SECOND TO NONE CONCRETE LLC 00330-000 14 P-0043400 $333.56 SOUTHEASTERN MECHANICAL 00342-050 15 P-0044700 $211.69 STEVE BRANT'S ROOFING INC 00347-025 16 P-0045700 $3,977.89 GRIFFEN OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 00414-000 17 P-0054800 $9,089.04 VISION BANK 00415-000 18 P-0055300 $228.12 WHMA FM RADIO 00426-000 19 P-0056000 $307.98 XEROX CORPORATION 00426-001 20 P-0056100 $73.23 XEROX CORPORATION 00500-000 21 P-0057500 $21,519.68 MATERIAL TRANSFER INC 00515-020 22 P-0057900 $1,343.32 SWACAT TECHNOLOGIES INC cluding unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, 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 TIME 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 15, 2014. Ancilliary Personal Representative: DAN EDWARDS PRIDGEN, JR. 613 Skyline Drive E. Mobile, AL 36609 Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative: RICHARD N. SHERRILL FL Bar No. 172812 CLARK, PARTINGTON, HART, LARRY, BOND & STACKHOUSE 125 West Romania St. Suite 800 P.O. Box 13010 Pensacola, FL 325913010 850-434-9200 Fax: (850) 433-9599 May 15, 22, 2013 98883S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No.: 13000078CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LEZLIE HOLLIS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 1, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13000078 CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and Lezlie E. Hollis. Billy Rich Wynn, Capital One Bank,(USA), National Association, successor in interest to Capital One Bank, successor in interest to Capital One, F.S.B., are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 7th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 3, BLOCK 14, PORT ST. JOE BEACH UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 248 SANTA ANNA, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456-6557 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 5th day of May, 2014. REBECCA NORRIS, Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 Fax: (813) 221-9171 eService: servealaw@ albertellilaw.com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. File# MA-018707F01 May 8, 15, 2014 98887S PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROPOSAL NO. 1314-21 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any person, company, or corporation interested in providing the following: GROUP LIFE and AD&D PROGRAM Please place YOUR COMPANY NAME, SEALED BID, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of your envelope, and provide five (5) copies of your proposal. Sealed proposals may be mailed or hand delivered to the Clerks Office located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Room 149, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. All proposals, with original signature and five (5) additional copies, must be received at the Office of the Clerk by Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Proposals received after the closing time will be returned unopened. Bids will be opened at the same location on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. All interested insurance companies, or trusts, are invited to respond with proposals. Each proposal document must be clearly marked Proposal for GROUP LIFE and AD&D PROGRAM Any questions concerning the proposal should be addressed and submitted to the Countys Agent-of-Record and Employee Benefits Consultant, Todd Torgersen, Combined Insurance Services, at 850-433-9996. Inquiries may also be submitted via FAX (850-432-5726) or E-mail (todd@ ciscompanies.com). Combined Insurance Services mailing address is: 2704 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32503. Proposals are not to be mailed to Combined Insurance Services. It is requested, however, that electronic copies be sent to his e-mail address (todd@ ciscompanies.com) on Friday, June 6, 2014. Gulf County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to award proposals by product, to waive any proposal informalities and to re-advertise for proposals when deemed in the best interest of the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. Ward McDaniel Chairman, Gulf County BOCC Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk May 15, 22, 2014 98897S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-162-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. REGAN H. SCHOELLES; TAMMY M. MILLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REGAN H. SCHOELLES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMMY M. MILLER; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY (INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE); BAY COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM, LLC D/B/A BAY MEDICAL CENTER-SACRED HEART HEALTH SYSTEM, F/K/A BAY MEDICAL CENTER; CAPITAL CITY BANK; and UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; UNKNOWN TENANT #3; and UNKNOWN TENANT #4, who may be in possession, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Partial Summary Judgment of Foreclosure and Order on Report and Recommendation on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment dated May 1, 2014, in Case No.: 13-162-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Court-house in Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 a.m. EST on June 5, 2014 the following described property: P arcel No. 1: LOT 5: Commence at a S.J.P.C. concrete monument marking the Southeast Corner of the Southwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and run N89W along the South boundary line of said Southwest Quarter of Section 35 for 828.57 feet; thence N00W for 1375.00 feet for the Point of Beginning From said Point of Beginning continue N00W for 125.00 feet; thence N89W 439.08 feet to a point on the Easterly R/W line of State Road No. 386; thence S00E along said Easterly R/W line for 125.00 feet; thence leaving said R/W line run S89E for 439.08 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel of land lying and being in the Southwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. LOT 6: Commence at a S.J.P.C. concrete monument marking the Southeast Corner of the Southwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and thence run N89W along the South boundary line of said Southwest Quarter of Section 35 for 828.57 feet; thence N00W for 1250.00 feet for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue N00W for 125.00 feet; thence N89W for 439.08 feet to a point on the Easterly R/W line of State Rood No. 386; thence S00E along said Easterly R/W line for 125.00 feet; thence leaving said R/W line run S89E for 439.08 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel of land lying and being in the Southwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. Together with that certain 2004 Gena Mobile Home, Identification Number GMHGA4150431523. P arcel No. 2: Lots 18 & 20, Block 25 of BEACON HILL SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 2, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Together with a 2000 Bucc Mobile Home, ID #ALBUS29551. DATED: May 5, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk May 15, 22, 2014 98911S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Case No.: 11-17 CA CADENCE BANK, N.A., as successor by merger with SUPERIOR BANK, N.A., as successor in interest to SUPERIOR BANK, FSB, formerly known as THE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ABCD PROPERTIES, LLC; DONALD P. DECORT, and PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 6th day of May, 2014, in Case Number 2011-17 CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CADENCE BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff, and ABCD PROPERTIES, LLC, DONALD P. DECORT, and PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time on the 26th day of June, 2014, the following described real property, as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Lot 8, Block C, Park Point at Secluded Dunes, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, page 39, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL POST WITH THE CLERK A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF THE FINAL BID. THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE SALE PRICE AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. THE SUM REMAINING DUE AND OWING AFTER APPLICATION OF THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE PAID TO THE CLERK IN CERTIFIED FUNDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE POLICIES OF THE GULF COUNTY CLERK OF COURT. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER, OR BIDDERS, AT THE SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE REQUISITE STATE DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after 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 to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record, as of the date of the lis pendens, may claim the surplus. DATED this 7th day of May, 2014 REBECCA L. 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This is a rewarding job opportunity working with children ages 5 -18 years. This position requires a criminal background investigation. Recreation experience is preferred. Closing date is May 23, 2014. Employment applications may be picked up at City Hall or they are available on line at www.cityofportstjoe.com Please submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, P. O. Box 278 -Port St. Joe, FL 32457. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850) 229-8261. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Web ID#: 34288478 Text FL88478 to 56654 PSJ Warehouse Space For Rent. 1000sf, With Office Space & Bathroom. $600 month. 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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com 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 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 Thursday, MAY 15, 2014 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf Coast Parkway as envisioned in 2001 represented a 100-year opportunity, the best since the paper mill, local businessman George Duren said. Thirteen years later, the project has been hijacked, county of cials said Tuesday. The Board of County Commissioners launched a public campaign Tuesday to lobby state, and if necessary federal, of cials on what commissioners see as a project that provides little bene t to Gulf County, despite the original conception of the project. County administrator Don Butler said examining the timeline of the project from its inception in 2001 to the present day is to see how a project to link South Gulf County with U.S. 231 and points north, to provide a spur for economic development and tourism, has now become a highway project to bene t Bay County. The intent has certainly changed over the years, Butler said. This is huge. Our opportunity is being hijacked. The thrust of the issue is the preferred alternative identi ed by engineers and the Florida Department of Transportation. That alternative, labeled No. 17, moves along County 386 North to south of Star Avenue in Bay County and links with Star. That, Commissioner Ward McDaniel said, would be a great route for folks heading from Gulf County to Wal-Mart in Callaway, but with little other bene t for Gulf County residents and businesses. County of cials long have pushed alternative No. 15, which would travel far more to the north before a link with U.S. 231 at Camp Flowers Road. The more northerly intersection with U.S. 231 would bene t the Port of Port St. Joe and tourism in South Gulf County and that, Butler said, was a primary motivator for the parkway when it was conceived 14 years ago. He added that once visitors traveled all the way into Panama City on U.S. 231, as with alternative No. 17, they would be less likely to travel the additional 40odd miles to Gulf County. And the port would be dependent on an ef cient four-lane BOCC: Parkway project hijacked YEAR 76, NUMBER 31 Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Opinion ................................. A4 Outdoors ............................... A6 Sports ..................................... A7 Society .................................... B2 School News ........................... B3 Faith ........................................ B4 Obituaries ............................... B4 Classi eds ........................ B7-B8 TABLE OF CONTENTS LEGENDARY COACH VERN EPPINETTE DIES By TIM CROFT Special to The Star Editors note: In the fall of 1999, I was curious. Having covered the Port St. Joe High School basketball team as the Tiger Sharks won three state titles and fell one possession short of another, I wanted to nd out how this was accomplished. Coach Vern Eppinette, who I rst met at a coaching clinic during which I was captivated, allowed me, after some coaxing, to visit during one week before the season began. Following is the story that emerged. PORT ST. JOE In the long shadow of a now silent mill, a basketball foundry will soon begin to stir. Stoked by a work ethic that de nes this blue-collar community, it has stamped out championships just as a mill once turned out liner board and forged an identity as recognizable as the stygian cloud that blankets titletown. That synthesis is outlined by the sometimes garish yellow-and-purple uniforms as well as the always meticulously tailored suits the coach dons on game nights. It is punctuated by the rawhide loyalty of fans, a string of sportsmanship awards and the line of ve gleaming state basketball championship trophies won in the past six years, including four in a row. It would have been hard to predict it would turn out this way in 1990 when Vernon Eppinette arrived to lead the Port St. Joe High School boys basketball program to undreamed of heights. He is a Mozart man in a George Jones town; a Yankee come to work and live in a Southern-fried hamlet. BASKETBALL FACTORY VERNON EPPINETTE BUILDING A WOUNDED WARRIOR WEEKEND Get your salute on tonight, Friday By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Consider this evening and Friday afternoon the interactive portion of the program. The Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend began Wednesday with the arrival of 20 warriors, families, caregivers and mentors, and today, organizers are hoping for a little community interaction to fuel a weekend of embrace. The Honor Parade for the warriors will depart from WindMark Beach at 5:30 p.m. ET today, headed into Port St. Joe proper. The parade will move along U.S. 98 to First Street, where the cars will take a left for the jog up to Reid Avenue. The caravan will take a right and travel the length of Reid to State 71 or, if you prefer, Cecil G. Costin Blvd. The drivers will take a left and travel State Lawsuit seeks to quash Beacon Hill variance By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com A Beacon Hill resident has led suit against the Board of County Commissioners seeking to quash an April 8 decision to grant a variance to the owner of property abutting Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill. Attorney J. Patrick Floyd led the lawsuit on behalf of Bo Williams in the 14th Circuit Court. The lawsuit seeks to quash the variance granted to Ellis Smith Jr. to build within the setback on land adjacent to Veterans Memorial Park. They have violated their own (land development regulations) and therefore the comprehensive plan, Floyd said, contending that MEMORIAL SERVICES Vernon Eppinette, former educator and coach at Port St. Joe High School, died late Monday after a long illness. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. ET Saturday, May 17, followed by memorial services at 5 p.m. ET at R. Marion Craig Coliseum at Port St. Joe High School. INSIDE Read Eppinettes obituary on Page B4 Tupelo Festival Saturday B1 See HIJACKED A3 See WARRIOR A8 See BEACON HILL A3 See EPPINETTE A5 FILE PHOTO Along the Honor Parade route, the community has come out in support of the military, veterans and wounded warriors during the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend.

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, May 15, 2014 O N CE A GAIN O UR W O RLD F AMO US 2014 MEMO RI AL WEEKEND B U T T R O A S T S T AR TIN G THURS D A Y 22nd thr o ug h SA TURD A Y 24th MA Y 2014 A t Sa lin a s P a r k B a yside o n C a p e Sa n B l a s R o ad o p p osi t e o ur r e s t a t io n O RD ER Y O UR B UT T S A T w w w .s gc r e .c o m T O GU AR ANTEE Y O UR O RD ER O R JUS T H O P E WE S TILL H A VE SO ME LEFT AND C O ME AND P I CK THEM UP O NL Y $35 urs da y and F r ida y b etw e en 11am and 6p m & S a t ur da y b etw e en 11am-4p m W e w i l l b e s e l lin g s a n d w ic h es f o r $6 I n c l udin g a s o d a a n d c hi ps. F a mi l y-T o-G o b o x es f o r 4 (ho t o r c o l d ) a t $20 w hic h w i l l in c l ude 1l b o f s hr e dde d b a rb e c ue p o r k, 4 b un s, 4 s o d a s, 4 c hi ps a n d p o ts o f co les l a w a n d b a rb e c ue s a uce Als o o ur l o c a l a r t is ts a nd cr a e rs w i l l b e e xhi b i tin g s o me o f the ir ta l e n t a nd w i l l ha v e i t e ms f o r s a l e p l e as e c o me a nd ha v e a l o o k. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m Next week get schooled on Gulf County. The Gulf County Tourist De velopment Council, Chamber of Commerce and Gulf Coast State College will team up to bring the rst customer service and am bassador training program to the area. The free training, which will take place from 6-9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 20 and again from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 21 in the con ference room above Capital City Bank will give attendees a better understanding of how to repre sent Gulf Countys brand. The training will be led by President of Gulf Coast State College Gulf/Franklin Campus Loretta Costin, TDC execu tive director Jennifer Jenkins and Chamber President Paula Pickett. Well use the visitors guide as our textbook, said Costin. Its for employees of businesses in Gulf County to make sure they really are brand ambassadors to the area. The organizers have encour aged the WorkForce Board, county and city staff, police of cers, business owners and even high school graduates to attend to make themselves better repre sentatives of the place that they call home. Everyone needs to know how to provide info that will allow visi tors to have a great experience, said Jenkins. We want to make sure they understand the es sence of Gulf County. The rst section of training will teach attendees their role as ambassadors for Gulf County and the sessions will provide insight into the demographics who visit the area, where they visit from and the activities they participate in when theyre here. The second section, led by Pickett and Gary Hite of Sea horse Water Safari, will cover the history of Gulf County along with numerous historical sites and what to do while in town. The third and nal section of the training, focused on custom er service, will provide strategies for going the extra mile for the customer and how to create re peat visitors. Jenkins said that the train ing was born of transforming Gulf County into a luxury brand, which she claried, does not nec essarily mean a place with the highest price, but rather a place with a high emotional connection associated with it. It came out of knowing how passionate the locals are about Gulf County, said Jenkins. Youd be amazed at how many people are passionate about things, like scalloping, that we may take for granted. Eventually we want to have the community be the voice of the brand. Those interested in attending should register in advance by calling GCSC at 227-9670. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com The Parker House may be gone, but the conversation continues. During Tuesdays regular monthly meeting of the Mexico Beach City Coun cil, Councilman Jack Mullen gave an up date on the new city hall. Last month city hall workers vacated the former bank building the city was leasing on U.S. 98 after it was purchased by a bank branch out of Georgia. Lacking a functional city hall, workers moved into a temporary location inside the Public Works building on 22nd Street. Mullen said that the city currently has two options. It can take the $750,000 insurance settlement offer on the historic Parker House, which was purchased by the city in 2011 and caught re several days later, or it can move to arbitration where each side gets an appraiser to work with a third party to determine the actual settlement amount. The danger of arbitration is that it has the potential to lower the amount of money the city may receive for damages. Adding to the complications is the $63,000 that the city paid in rent during the two year period they were relocated to the bank building. We believe were owed another $63,000 for rent during the time we couldnt oc cupy the Parker House, said Mullen. Were at that point where we need to make a choice. Mullen recommended reengaging with Panama City attorney Dion Moniz, with whom the council consulted last month. Previously, Councilman Gary Woodham had passed a motion allowing for $3,000 to be spent in legal consultation. After reading the insurance contract Moniz told the council that there were ad ditional monies available to the city. During this weeks meeting Woodham made a motion to free an additional $5,000 for consultation with Moniz who holds a rate of $200 an hour. The motion passed unanimously with Mayor Al Cathey abstaining. While Councilwoman Tanya Castro was absent from the regular meeting she opposed spending additional money for consultation with Moniz during discus sion at last weeks pre-agenda gathering. Castro has been vocal about the need to settle and move forward with construc tion of a new city hall. We keep spending money and what are we getting in return? said Castro. We agreed to spend $3,000 on the attor ney and we did that and were no better off. Mullen and Woodham have pursued additional consultation with Moniz on the grounds that council members lack the expertise to effectively negotiate with a large insurance company. We need the best and brightest minds looking at the case to make sure our mon ey is protected, said Mullen.NEW COU NC IL Tuesdays meeting marked the nal gathering of the council in its current state. After last months elections, the council will welcome new members Mary Blackburn and Jeff Tendler who will be seated in June. Woodham, who was appointed only six months ago, thanked everyone who sup ported him in the election. This is a great city, and its no bet ter than the people who live in it, said Woodham. Councilman Bobby Pollock thanked the citizens for allowing him to serve for on the council for four years. I love this town more because of the people than the atmosphere, said Pollock. Both men said that they would stay ac tive within the community. Free customer service and ambassador training next week MB city council to hire attorney for additional Parker House negotiations

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, May 15, 2014 highway system out of Gulf County to U.S. 231. (Alternative 15) is the only way we are going to get anything going with our port, Butler said. Commissioner War ren Yeager said taking the parkway, and its four-lane roadway, completely out of Gulf County would signi cantly constrain the ability of the port to attract ten ants dealing with cargo or supplies that would have be trucked. We need to take it be yond letters and request a meeting with (FDOT Sec retary Anand Persad), Yeager said. We need to get in front of the right people. Last weeks public hearing on the Gulf Coast Parkway, Butler said, was spin and a formality. Also noting the poor acoustics in the Centen nial Building, which hosted the hearing, Butler said it might have been FDOT strategy to prevent people for hearing and under standing what was said. And some of that infor mation provided, Butler and others noted, rang hollow. For instance, alterna tives 15 and 17 include a bridge crossing East Bay, but the cost of constructing the bridge on No. 15, though signicantly shorter than the bridge along No. 17, is considerably higher. Steve Norris, who serves on the Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority, said No. 17 became an alterna tive during the process of designing and engineer ing the project and was not originally a consideration. The alternative call ing for bridge almost twice the length of No. 15 was included by a federal envi ronmental agency, which Norris said was bafing. This project was hi jacked by the (Environ mental Protection Agen cy), the federal govern ment, county planner Da vid Richardson said. That is where (No.) 17 and (No.) 19 come from. Norris also noted that the preferred alternative now benets areas around Allanton. Eastern Shipbuilding has one of its main yards in Allanton. Additionally, Butler said it appeared that some $18 million earmarked by for mer U.S. Sen. Mel Marti nez for the parkway had now been taken out of Gulf County and appeared destined to fund paving projects of Tram and Nehi Roads in Bay County. The language for the appropriation from Marti nezs ofce indicates the $18 million was to be used for the parkway, which would create a bypass around Tyndall Air Force Base to impact security and creates a commerce/ hurricane evacuation corridor connecting Gulf County/Port St. Joe with Bay County/Panama City. Pat Hardman, president of the Coastal Community Association, said sending folks from Gulf County onto a route to U.S. 231 that is already congested by Bay County trafc was no evac uation solution, leaving the county with two-lane State 71 as the primary route. Butler noted the origi nal intent of the parkway was to help economically disadvantaged counties the federal dollars are from a program with that purpose. Bay County was hardly disadvantaged Butler noted, which Gulf County long has been considered. There is nothing in here right now for Gulf County, McDaniel said. issuing the variance was effectively pro viding a development permit that was contrary to the comp plan. In the lawsuit, Floyd argues that in granting the variance, the BOCC over stepped in two signicant ways. First, the BOCC was not the proper body to take up the variance. The lawsuit details that such varianc es should go before and be approved by the Planning and Development Review Board, and only after the PDRB has considered the variance can the issue be brought to the BOCC for nal approval. The PDRB, however, did not vote one way or the other on the variance. The variance has not been granted by the body that should have granted it, so it should not be acted upon, Floyd said. Secondly, the lawsuit contends the BOCC violated the quasi-judicial nature required for considering such a vari ance, which would require sworn testi mony and presentation of evidence, nei ther of which occurred April 8. In addition, such a quasi-judicial hearing which is held in cases involv ing a single piece of property must be held in front of an impartial tribunal. That would require county commis sioners to disclose the individuals with whom they had discussed the variance and reveal not only who they talked to, but the subject of those discussions. Floyd said the lawsuit seeks a new hearing on the variance during which due process strictures, compliance with the countys comp plan and land de velopment regulations and support for granting the variance must be strictly construed against the applicant, mean ing the applicant for the variance car ries the burden of proof. The lawsuit, though not attacking the specics, also notes that the BOCC al tered the wording pertaining to minor replats in 2013 in a way that beneted applicants such as Smith. Before the rewording, minor replats were allowed once on a parent property. However, the wording was changed in December 2013 to allow such requests to, Floyd said, follow the applicant rath er than the land, or parent parcel. Under that wording, you can divide and deed and divide and deed and divide and deed, Floyd said, arguing that such language could lead to unrestrained de velopment and was not in the best inter est of the county as a whole. It was a unique change in language without a lot of information coming out about why they were doing it, Floyd said. We wanted the court to note that the minor plat information had been monkeyed with, though we did not at tack that issue because of the time that has elapsed. The time to challenge that was in December, but Im not sure how many people understood what they had done. But that is something there should have been notice about. At its core, the lawsuit makes two fundamental arguments. One, the BOCC violated its own de velopment rules in awarding a variance the board should not have even taken up. Secondly, a variance, which allows a majority, roughly 60 percent, of Smiths proposed structure to be built within the setback, consuming all but 6 inches of the setback, was not required. The lawsuit contends the parcel Smith owns is sufcient to build a struc ture without entering the setback and impacting the view from and beach ac cess to land that belongs to Veterans Memorial Park. Though Williams is the plaintiff in the lawsuit, almost three dozen residents of the Beacon Hill area turned out in support of the lawsuit during an infor mational session at Veterans Memorial Park last Friday. The variance was controversial from the outset, with several residents, in cluding Williams, speaking out against the variance during the April 8 meeting. From the outset, Commissioner Jo anna Bryan has contended the minor re plat from which the variance stemmed was illegal. But county attorney Jeremy Novak argued the minor replat the second of the parent parcel, Bryan noted repeat edly was properly approved by the county planner, and the lone issue be fore commissioners was the variance. The property long has been a source for controversy. Two previous owners of the parcel sought to have it removed from the tax rolls because of constraints on develop ing the property. Smiths father, also Ellis Smith, pur chaser of the parent parcel, previously sought and dropped an effort to receive a variance. Floyd noted that the change in the lan guage concerning minor replats in the land development regulations occurred between the time of Smith Sr.s initial ef fort for a variance and the deeding to his son the parcel subject to the subsequent replat and variance request. 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A little brown paper bag sits on the top of a tall bookcase in my of ce. The top of the bag is rolled over and it looks just the way it did when I carried it out of the hardware store in Roanoke, Alabama. I recently opened it, wanting to count the contents. My mother was a school teacher and a missionary, my Daddy was a Navy sailor and had a way with a deck of cards Im a mathematician. I count things. There were nine pecans in the bag. I dont remember the last time I opened it. However, I do remember when I got the little brown bag of pecans. It was the last little shopping spree I went on with my Mama back in 2011. How I miss her On this day, she bought me a denim jacket, two pair of jeans, some spiced peaches, walnuts and that little brown bag of nine pecans. Mama loved doing things like this for me and for others Thinking about pecans, you would think a true Southerner would know a little more about them I love pecan pie, I love pralines, I even love picking them up with one of those sticks that looks like it has a spring or some sort of horizontal Slinky attached to it.. I looked at my nine pecans. I know the type they are Desirables. With a little research (and imagination), I found the word pecan comes from a Native American word meaning, You need to whomp it with a rock to crack it open or a Southern word that means You need a stick with a horizontal Slinky on the end to pick it up. A pecan is technically not a nut, it is a fruit with a single stone or pit it is more speci cally a drupe. So it is a fruit and it has a husk around it and you make pies out of the seeds in the middle. Being a numbers guy, I try to understand or nd the meaning of numbers. Having sat in church on many Sundays, now and in the past, somewhere in between eating Vanilla Wafers and Cheese Crackers under the pews to my present position of Of cial Left Door Usher four months out of the year at my church, I have heard about the Fruits more than one time. Rest assured that I am not going to preach a sermon about Paul and his letter to the Galatian folks. Im not going to talk about circumcision; I will note that my mother tried to explain it to me when I was young and I still remember it as being painfully funny. Mama was a missionary and a school teacher, but she didnt necessarily know how to explain some medical procedures. However, those nine fruits Paul talked about are very applicable when we are thinking of our mothers. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control are all qualities we think of on Mothers Day. All you have to do is go to the grocery store and watch a mommy trying to handle two or three kids, keep them in a shopping cart, use coupons, keep little hands and feet out of harms way and make it through the checkout line. It is entertaining to watch, but you watch it knowing that she will have to do again tomorrow and the next day. Those nine pecans also remind me that Im not perfect. With Mama gone, Ill never be a ten again I would like to think I was perfect in my Mamas eyes, but I know better. Mothers accept us as we are, being (far) less than perfect. After thinking about this, I counted the pecans once more thinking that nine may have been too many. There should have only been three or four pecans in that bag. One of my brothers might be worth nine but not me. I was with her when we bought them they are mine and there are nine. How about the nine months Mama carried me around? Goodness Gracious that is one thing only mothers know about. That is a pretty big Wow It makes me think that one Mothers Day a year isnt nearly enough Maybe we need nine? No, thats not enough either. Every day should be Mothers Day. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. I graduated from high school in 1965. I dont reckon that makes me the oldest graduate in America. But it feels that way some days! One would think my hopes, aspirations and dreams are mostly behind me. But I sure dont see it that way Now, when I was lining up beside Charlotte Melton to march into the auditorium back yonder I wasnt thinking so much about the future as you might suspect. Mostly I was trying to get to my seat without that awkward at hat sliding off my head. And I kept glancing back over my shoulder; Buddy Wiggleton, Bobby Brewer or anyone of a half dozen others wasnt going to let this night go by unscathed. The teachers had been building up to this graduation like they had a dog in the hunt. They had repeatedly praised us, encouraged us and generally let us know what a momentous and historic milestone it was in each of our lives. I was so busy nishing up the baseball season and making sure I got my cap and gown money turned in that I hardly had time to notice. We had absolutely no yardstick to measure what was happening in our lives. None of us had ever graduated form anything. Miss Katy gave us some ice cream the last day of kindergarten but she didnt pass out diplomas. There was no commencement ceremony when we left the sixth grade. It was just another step up the ladder. We were mostly worried about the nasty rumor Brewer was spreading that recess was not a part of the seventh grade curriculum. High school was a series of ups and downs, heartache and euphoria, endless doubts and tremendous triumphs. We experienced each of these emotions daily, if not hourly! I fell seriously in love in high school. I gave the dumbest answer to that It was the best of times-it was the worst of times question ever recorded in Miss Clarks English class. I scored two touchdowns in the Milan game. I missed a layup against Buchanan that Coach Camp is still shaking mad over. I had almost nothing to do with the food strike and the Bunsen burner explosion was over at Don Meltons table. We memorized that near bout unspeakable prologue to Canterbury Tales. We fought in P.E. and leaned on each other through the Great Depression and World War II. Unequivocally, we felt we had earned our right to march down those aisles. Billy Thompson delivered the Valedictorian speech with his usual insight and purposefulness. He and I had gone to church together all of our lives. His father delivered our mail. I was proud of him, and for him. Course, I couldnt help but think, me or Buddy could have been Valedictorian.if our grades hadnt agotten in the way. The BB hit me behind the left ear as our principal was introducing Mr. W. O. Warren. I didnt have to turn around. Brewer was seated off to my left about three rows back. At least it wasnt a spit ball. We had used all of them up in Latin class our sophomore year! Another missile, from the southeast, bounced off my neck. Where was Bobby King sitting? No one doubted the gravity and importance of the ceremony. But we were doing what we had been doing for years. Making the most of the moment. Being ourselves. Sharing. Expanding. Creating. Taking turns It is exactly what they had been teaching us since the rst grade. Pam hugged me twice while we were lining up. Vicki, LaRenda and Diana had all straightened my tie. Marlin Hicks shook my hand. Charlotte stepped up beside me and said, Ready? Im not sure if any of us were. But the point was: we certainly understood the importance of the evening. We hadnt gotten this far in school by being stupid. Change was, is and would always be inevitable. We were dispersing. Breaking up. Leaping out into the world. Understanding and being ready are two different things! This group had lined up against the wall for spelling bees in the rst grade. We learned about Dick and Jane in the Blue Bird reading class. We had memorized Little Boy Blue together. We oundered through junior high as a group. We conquered high school side by side. Best friends would be an understatement! Had we truly realized some in the group would never see each other again, we would have spent the evening hugging rather than sitting quietly while our future was being touted. I would have been thanking classmates for the help, support and touch each had, and would always have, on my life. We would have been organizing our rst reunion before we even disbanded. Mr. Warren repeatedly reminded us of the days ahead; the endless prospects and the opportunities that abounded on all sides. We knew he was right. But we hadnt gone anywhere yet! I reckon the truth doesnt hit you until Jane, Wanda, Skip, Hollis and Ruth Ann arent there to make fun of your haircut. I certainly didnt grasp it at eighteen. I couldnt get my forward gear in motion. Life simply moved me along. At sixty-seven, the light bulb is nally coming on! I cant wait to see what tomorrow holds. Respectfully, Kes Talkin Seattle minimum wage middle class blues The 9 Pecans Second in a Series on the American Middle Class Your beat up buck wont be worth a cent Pricesll y to the rmament . Talkin In ation Blues by Tom Glazer The city of Seattle voted recently to lift its minimum wage requirement to $15 an hour for hospitality and transportation workers near its major airport. This gure is more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Some 21 states currently require employers to pay hourly wages above the federal minimum. California will raise its minimum wage from $8 to $9 in July and then to $10 an hour in January of 2016. Floridas minimum is currently $7.93 per hour. Heres a more revealing wage number: $24.31. Thats the average hourly wage for an American worker in April. A year ago it was $23.82, so our average wage increased only 49 cents an hour during the last year, or just less than 2 percent. Thats under a thousand dollars in average pay increase annually. So after adjusting for in ation, real wages have increased about 0.5 percent in the last year. This is a disappointing trend. Unfortunately, wages have been stagnating in relation to the cost of living for more than 35 years. The current commotion over the minimum wage does not address our greater problem, which is that many quali ed adults cannot nd gainful employment and are taking low paying jobs. Minimum wage positions make sense for teenagers, many of whom are working their rst job and attempting to establish a solid employment track record. But to support a thriving middle class, U.S. laborers need decent paying employment opportunities. And many have simply stopped looking for work. According to a recent New York Times article by Bin Applebaum, only 48 percent of American adults are enjoying fulltime employment. Dartmouth economic professor David Blanch ower and Adam Posen of the Peterson Institute for International Economics have an interesting theory on the new and improved, recently released unemployment numbers: essentially, ignore them. They assert that the single best gauge of the economic recovery-better than the headline unemployment rate-may be wage growthUntil wages start rising more quickly, the economy remains far from healthy. Wage growth often triggers in ation, as employers compete to attract better workers. While this is good for salary levels, it hurts middle class purchasing power in the short term. In ation isnt close to the Federal Reserves of cial target rate of 2 percent. In an effort to spur growth by forcing savers to deploy capital, the Federal Reserve has been attempting to create in ation on its own. A much more healthy economic progression, however, would be to allow market forces to in ate the currency rather than continued Quantitative Easing by the Federal Reserve. The best we can hope for is to see wages and in ation rise naturally, separate from arti cial government stimulus. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a syndicated economic columnist, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850608-6121~www.arborwealth. net), a Fee-Only and Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisory Firm near Destin. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any speci c strategy or investment will be suitable or pro table for an investor. HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Alan Davis Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard OPINION www.starfl.com Thursday, May 15, 2014 A Page 4 Section A Tale of Two Directions Leadership Dear Editor, Once again from my home in suburban Dallas, Texas I watch the male members of Gulf County BOCC show their 24/7 disrespect towards Commissioner Bryan. As I attempt to imagine how Commissioner Bryan feels sitting there, Im reminded of an old Rock and Roll song from years ago. The song is by Stealers Wheel. Its called Clowns to the left of me, and Jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle. Here in Texas, we have a tradition of calling things as they are. To Commissioners McLemore and Smiley, youre both a pair of weakminded, gutless, cowards. Commissioner Chair McDaniel, you need to put your gavel down and look up the de nition of LEADERSHIP! As long as the Taxpayers/Voters of Gulf County allow this to continue, nothing will change. Who will be the next female they target for speaking her mind? Cowards and bullies only exist as long as you allow them to. Someday enough taxpayers will wake up and send them packing. Mike Barrett Gulf County Taxpayer and Property Owner MARGARET R. M c DOWELL Arbor Outlook Letter to the EDITOR

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Local The Star| A5 Thursday, May 15, 2014 In an area once dominated by gritty mill workers, Eppinette appears frail and vulnerable, his pastry-white skin contrasting with the leathery faces and necks around him. But after 227 wins and 62 losses (503-203 in 26 years), the bachelor describes himself as married to the school system, and likely to retire in Gulf County. So as the local economy scrapes bottom and the landscape converts from mill to marinas, Eppinette, the 1998 Florida Coach of the Year and pending Florida Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame inductee, is more at home than ever. What would it show the kids, he said, if I left as soon as times got tough. Talking team Eppinette said that Gulf Countys downturn has taught school children that, you cant rely on one thing. It also serves to reinforce his team-overthe-individual coaching philosophy. There are no favorites. During his one season at Mount Dora, the year before he came to Port St. Joe, Eppinettes upperclassmen enlightened him on senior privilege allowing upperclassmen not to practice. They just had to be on time for the game to get their minutes. Eppinette provided a different equation: seniors come early to practice and stay late. Mount Dora reached the playoffs with an all-sophomore lineup. He is always talking team, said former all-state player Desmond Baxter, now a guard at the University of New Orleans. Its all about team. We all needed each other. Practice was where each player, whether senior or sophomore, reserve or starter, earned playing time for the coming game. Those practices are nearly devoid of scrimmaging. Drills focus on honing the skills of winning basketball: rebounding, defense, shooting, ball-handling and footwork. Sharks pregame warmups often resemble a dance troupe as players work out their individual steps, holding a ball while moving in s-s-l-l-o-o-o-o-ww-w motion. Shooting drills sometimes include an oversized ball, nearly too large to t through a cylinder. The speed for learning is slow; for demonstrating what has been learned, full-out. When scrimmages are allowed they are often three-onve, varsity against junior varsity. Sometimes they are ve-versus-seven. Everything is an overload, making practice harder than anything well see in a game, Eppinette said. Playing hard is a given. You have to love the game to play for us. The results are obvious in the schools trophy case, even more so to the Shark opponents. As players come and go, highly talented and not so much, Port St. Joe elds teams that are numbingly similar. They go deep down the bench and play hard for all 32 minutes and 94 feet of oor. They come after opponents in swarms. It has always amazed me how many kids he plays, and playing time never seems to be a problem, said Rutherford coach Clyde Mills, who faces Eppinettes Sharks twice a season and during summer-league play. He has all the qualities it takes to be a successful basketball coach in high school and that includes getting the most out of his players. Bedrock values Coaching was not a profession Eppinettes parents would have chosen. His mother, a high jumper of some repute in her native France in the 1940s, wanted him to become a doctor. His father hoped hed study the law. Born in Arkansas and raised in Illinois, Eppinette and his siblings were provided every educational opportunity and taught always to strive to better tomorrow than they were today. My parents taught us that money wasnt the center of things, it was who you were, what you did and the bene t other people derived from being around you, Eppinette said. One sister lives in Paris as head of AT&Ts European operations. Another is an educator. His brother has a hush-hush job in the highest levels of law enforcement. The bedrock values his parents provided are reected in a story Eppinette tells of their nal months a little more than a decade ago. His mother, ill from cancer, was shuttling back and forth to a specialist in Houston. On one trip, the specialist suggested he ought to take a look at Eppinettes father. His father would die of cancer before his mother. The funeral was scheduled for the same day as a district nal. Eppinette told his mother hed be there. She would have none of it. She said, No way, your Dad would roll over in his grave. Do your job. Eppinette coached the game Saturday night. The funeral was postponed and he attended it on Sunday. Grading system Eppinette knew he wanted to be a coach as early as the fth grade. The catalyst was his exposure to Glen Cottington, all-seasons-all-sports coach at his elementary school. Eppinette was particularly taken with distilling the game of basketball to its basic elements. That mental acumen partially explains his prociency as a classical pianist, which friends say was at one time concert-level, though the coach said those would have to be old friends since he hadnt played in quite some time. Attention to nuance also helps explain the painstaking grading of lms that Eppinette requires of coaches and players. In his grading system, a 50 percent shooting average, a solid game of say 8 of 16, is a wash. The eight made baskets are balanced by the eight misses. The player has earned zero points. At the other end of the scale is the player who takes a charge, earning four points. You got us the ball, drew a foul on the other team and negated a basket, Eppinette explained. Its how many things you did to help the team and how many things you did to help the other team. Basketball comes down to ve people playing as one. And to playing the game where the opponent isnt the other team, but the ideal of how basketball is played when executed properly. Its why he prefers the womens professional game over the current version of the NBA. Eppinette loves ESPN Classic and watching teams such as the 1972 New York Knicks, whom he believes could win a championship today because they played together as a team. His favorite player is former University of San Francisco and Boston Celtics great Bill Russell. From his junior year in college through his professional career, Eppinette noted, Russells teams were 280 in the NCAA Final Four and the nal games of NBA playoff series. In those games, Eppinette added, Russell averaged 31 points and 19 rebounds. Honest praise After college, Eppinette went in search of a coaching position. The man who gave him the opportunity was Dave Lofgren, the principal at Clermont High School in Lake County. Lofgren retired from PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF WEW AHITCHKA A public hearing will be held by the Planning and Development Review Boar d of We wahitchka on Monday May 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm central time at the We wahitchka City Hall located at 109 South 2nd Str eet. The public hearing will be to discuss and act on the following: Small Scale Land Use Change. Owner: Charles and Br enda Lair d, Par cel 02236-000R; Commencing at the ir on pipe in the gr ound at the SE cor ner of the cement side walk wher e the sidewalk intersects with river avenue and State Highway 71, said River Av enue being ,accor ding to Aldersons Subdivision in the City of We wahitchka, FL accor ding to the plat re cor ded in the public re cor ds of Gulf County Florida B:525 P:5 subject to covenants, re strictions and easements of re cor d, if any; changing the subject par cel fr om re sidential low density to mixed re sidential/commer cial. Subject to all developments re gulations re quir ed by the City of We wahitchka Florida. The Public is encouraged to attend and be hear d on this matter Information can be viewed at the City Annex in We wahitchka, FL Connie Parrish, City Clerk Publish May 8 & 15, 2014 EPPINETTE from page A1 SPECIAL TO THE STAR See EPPINETTE A8 Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR

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Trout catches on the ats are getting back to usual as top water baits are taking the top spot this week in St Joe Bay. As we enter into the second full week of May, our local and regional shing has returned to normal for this time of year. Good red sh catches have been reported under the George Tapper Bridge in St. Joe with some odd balls in the mix as well. Tides seem to be the deciding factor in a good or bad day here. The hermit crab: Hiding out in a shell By Tom Baird Special to The Star You are wandering along in the shallows at the edge of the salt marsh, or maybe snorkeling in the clear water off the beach. You see a shell moving along, but its moving too fast for a conch or whelk. You reach down to pick it up and it quickly stops. As you lift it up, you see something quickly withdraw inside. As you turn it over, maybe there are the tips of a pair of pincher claws just visible. You just picked up a foraging hermit crab, one of the most comical of sea creatures. One of the common hermit crabs in St Joseph Bay is the Dwarf Hermit Crab (Pagurus longicarpus), also known as the Long-clawed Hermit Crab. Like all hermit crabs, it is a scavenger ambling along picking up bits of food. In the clear shallows, put out some small pieces of sh or scallops you have just cleaned and watch for a few minutes. Pretty soon a little parade of hermit crabs will converge on the meal and start tearing it apart. As you watch, you will notice a few things. First, the hermit crabs inhabit different types of shells. The second thing is that some shells look fuzzy or furry. Others will have something eshy on top of the shell. The ones with furry shells have a hydroid (Hydractinia echinata) living on the shell. This does not harm the hermit crab and helps camou age it. In turn, the hermit crab moves the hydroid colony around enabling it the better lter food from the sea water and keeping it underwater as the tide goes out. Those crabs with something eshy on them have an anemone riding along. The Cloak Anemone (Calliactis tricolor) especially likes to live on the shells of hermit crabs. Like the hydroids, the hermit crab gives the otherwise sessile anemone mobility and food. The anemone helps protect the hermit crab from predators by virtue of their stinging nematocysts on their tentacles. Hermit crabs will even ght over anemones and try to steal them from each other. Why you nd hermit crabs in different shells is because they need to nd larger and larger shells as they grow. Hermit crabs are always on the lookout for a more suitable shell. Hermit crabs do not kill the snails, whelks and conchs whose shells they appropriate. They utilize the empty shells after the snails death. The little Dwarf Hermit Crab so regularly found in the shallows of the bay uses the small empty shells of salt marsh periwinkles, oyster drills and mud snails. Other hermit crab species utilize larger shells, such as those of Moon Snails, Left-handed Whelks and Horse Conchs. So why do they need a shell at all? Other Crustaceans dont hide their bodies in snail shells. The abdomen of a hermit crab is a soft, unarmored thing, unlike the abdomen of a lobster or a shrimp for instance. The abdomen of a lobster has hard chitin plates that you have to cut through to get at the meat inside. The hermit crab abdomen is soft. It is vulnerable to predators. So like a man climbing into an army tank, the hermit crab picks up its armor and carries it around. But the snail shell isnt straight, it spirals. So to, the abdomen of the hermit crab is curved to t the right hand spiral of most snail shells. Heres where hermit crabs get comical. Besides scavenging for food, they are always shopping for a better shell. They will walk over and investigate any empty shell. After probing with their claws to be sure the shell is empty, they will maneuver close to the new shell and quickly lift themselves out of the old shell and insert their abdomen in the new. Then like a man trying on a new suit coat, they will lift the new shell, kind of move it around a bit to get a good t, and even walk with it. But the process doesnt stop there. They will go back to their old shell, put it back on, and go back and forth between the old and new shells several times. In the end, they might walk off in the new shell or go back to their old shell. During this whole process, they seem much undecided. Theyre picky shoppers. You can easily observe this behavior by selecting a variety of empty shells to present to the hermit crab. Collect several hermit crabs and put them in a marine aquarium, then select several shells that are about the same size. Try to get some with a hole in them left by an oyster drill. Put the shells in the tank and watch the hermit crabs continually investigate shells and try them on. If the crab is in a shell with a hole, you can tickle the crab to leave its shell by inserting a piece of straw through the hole. Once out of a protective shell, they are desperate to protect their soft abdomen. They will even wear a thimble as a shell if no shell is available. They will also ght over shells and get into a miniature tug of war with each other. The more dominant crabs will get the better shells. So here is a way to nd out who is lowest on the hermit crab pecking order look for the hermit crab going around in the shell of a left-handed whelk. Why? The hermit crab abdomen curves to the right like most snails, the shell of the left spiraling left-handed whelk is an uncomfortable t and they will wear it only if no other shell is available to them. Despite their defenses, hermit crabs are preyed on by blue crabs, whose claws can smash a small shell, birds and some sh. Pesticides in runoff from land kill their larvae. Yet one of their biggest threats is shell collectors. Small empty snail, conch or whelk shells are needed by the hermit crabs. And often the shells are not empty. The hermit crabs can withdraw out of sight into the shells. Many a shell collector has brought home shells only to nd a dead hermit crab inside. They are far more entertaining to watch than to collect. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR A hermit crab with symbiotic hydroid is seen above and a hermit crab with cloak anemone is below.

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Sh op at Ho me BO AT IN SU RA NC E Ha nn on In su ra nc e (8 50 ) 22 711 33 "W he re th e oy st er s ar e sa lt y an d th e be er is co ld NO W OP EN 6 DA YS A WE EK TU ES DA Y TH RO UG H SUND AY NI GH TL Y EN TE RT AI NM EN T T h e O r i g i n a l M c N e i l l s e or ig in al Mc Ne il l' s In di an Pa ss Ra w Ba r si nc e 19 29 En jo y fr es h se af ood an d oy st er s ba ke d st ea me d or ra w, In di an Pa ss st yl e in a fr ie nd ly ca su al at mo sp he re Fl ip o ps we lc om e. Co me on in gr ab so me th in g to dr in k out of th e co ol er ma rk yo ur ow n hon or sy st em ta b, si t ba ck an d li st en to li ve mu si c on th e po rc h. Wh en yo u ar e re ad y to or de r ha nd yo ur wa it re ss yo ur fo od or de r. It ju st do es n' t ge t an y be tt er th an th at a t is wh y th e lo ca ls lo ve it PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com Thursday, May 15, 2014 A Page 7 Section By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com With hundreds of his closest friends watching from Marina Cove in Port St. Joe, former Tiger Shark Calvin Pryor Third was selected in the rst round of the National Football League draft last Thursday. Pryor was the rst safety off the board, going No. 18 to the New York Jets. Draft night was a celebration at Marina Cove outside the Haughty Heron where tables and chairs were set up to handle the large crowd that gathered to watch the draft. The gathering was equal parts pep rally and community support for a native son who was reaching the pinnacle. From the Pryor family we just say thank you for all the support and wellwishes from the community, said Pryors father, Calvin Pryor Jr. The donations, the support, the phone calls and notes of support meant so much to the family. We also want to thank the Haughty Heron and everybody who turned out. The support was so appreciated. By the following day, Third was touring the New York Jets facility and sitting for countless interviews with the New York media. The media seemed particularly interested in the journey of a young man from a town with two stoplights, I think to the physical safety who loves to proclaim that he plays like his hair is on re. The New York Times centered on Pryors play as a point guard in high school, from which he graduated just three years ago, and the transformation to a physically intimidating all-American safety. Pryor spent this week attending rookie orientation, his father said. Pryor drafted No. 18 by Jets PSJ Football Work Day Special to The Star The Port St. Joe Varsity Football team hosted a work day Saturday, May 10. The team went out in groups of two and four to different businesses and homes. The work day was used as a fundraiser for the FCA camp in July. The boys did different jobs such as yard work, pressure washing, painting, cleaning homes, car detailing and many other tasks. The team would like to thank Mrs. Sonya Raf eld and Mrs. Courtney Cummings for heading up this fundraiser. The team also thanks all the people and businesses that allowed us to work for them: Chuck and Sissy Worley, Mitch and Sabrina Burke, Raf elds Fishery, Randy and Sonya Raf eld, Chuck and Sue Gannon, Big Fish Construction, Wallace Pump, Teedy and Jan Nobles, Warren and Jackie Yeager, Bill Ramsey, Greg Johnson, Toye Roberts, Josh and Kayla Dailey, Jim and Erica Norton, Brian and Lori Childers, Tom and Mary Braid and Scott and Sara Hoffman. The team still is trying to raise money for camp, so if you have any projects around your home business, contact the athletic of ce at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School at 227-1387. Spring jamboree Friday The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks hosted an intrasquad football game last week as part of spring practices that began April 28. The Tiger Sharks will be back in action at 7 p.m. ET this Friday for the Spring Jamboree at Shark Stadium. Port St. Joe will play four quarters against county foe Wewahitchka. There will be no kicking plays. Tickets are $5 and for this spring game no Gold Cards can be used. Port St. Joe Basketball Clinic June 14 Special to The Star A basketball ballhandling clinic will be June 14 at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. The clinic will be led by Raye Bailey and professional player coach and trainer Joe Flegler. Flegler is an assistant coach at Thomas University. As a high school senior, he led Washington, D.C., in scoring 26 points per game. Flegler had the best freshman season in the history of the College of Southern Maryland and was named freshman of the year in Maryland JUCO, All-Maryland JUCO, All-Region XX and honorable mention All-American. The rst workshop, for ages 7-13, will be 9 a.m. to noon ET. The second workshop for ages 14 and up will be 1-4 p.m. ET. Early registration, through June 1, is $15. Onsite registration will be $20. To register, contact Bailey at 307-7197 or baileyr04@gmail.com. COURTESY OF STEVE WHEALTON COURTESY OF KIM HARRISON

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There, between 1 and 5 p.m. ET, the warriors will be bringing in their catch for weighing and a bit of revelry, refreshments and sh tales. The public is encour aged to attend and meet and greet the warriors or just clap some hands at the sh. The warriors will be out and about around the coun ty on Saturday, enjoying ev erything from some boat ing and shing on the Dead Lakes to the Tupelo Honey Festival or horseback rid ing on the beach. A nite number of tick ets remain for the Honor Banquet. Contact George Duren at Durens Pig gly Wiggly or Bluewater Outrigger. Event T-shirts are also available at the Piggly Wig gly and Bluewater with all proceeds supporting the Forgotten Coast Wounded Warrior Weekend. Clermont 15 years ago. The school no longer exists, having been replaced by South Lake High several years ago. He was the most thorough coach, Lofgren said. He knew the game, knew the history, the great players and teams. Some of the veteran coaches were probably skeptical, like they are sometimes, but they soon found out how well-versed he was in all sports. Eppinette coached track as well as basketball. His track teams were also successful and both programs ourished. He won 15 district titles in 16 years in track and reached the postsea son consistently in basketball. His teams assumed charac teristics that would follow him to Port St. Joe. The other teams would always feel good about the track meets until the Clermont team got off the bus, Lofgren said. And got off the bus. And got off the bus. He had more kids for that track team than Ive seen in my entire life. The rapport with kids and Ep pinettes ability to communicate with his students and players was learned from Clermonts football coach, Gene Foster. Foster taught Eppinette that dealing with kids is a two-way street. He learned that rather than rail at kids it was better to teach them how to do things better. He learned the importance of teach ing fundamentals through rep etition; that you cant take hard work for granted, and the need for praise. It has to be honest praise, Eppinette said. Eppinette soon learned to lis ten before speaking not just to what was said but what wasnt said. And that poor performance was unacceptable. Teaching them is not teach ing them what they dont know, but teaching them how to behave differently than they know how to behave, Eppinette said. You get what you expect and you just dont accept anything but the best. Young people are looking for discipline. Baxter said, I looked up to him like a father. He was always there when I needed some advice, whether it was something on the court of off the court. Eppinette takes more pride in the six straight sportsmanship awards Port St. Joe has won than the ve basketball titles his teams have snared in the same span. One of his favorite stories con cerns a road trip and a team meal at a restaurant. Suddenly he heard a psstt nearby, from an older man who identied himself as a basketball coach of 35 years in Connecticut. The man asked Eppinette if the young men at the adjacent table were his players. He explained that he just wanted to tell Eppinette that they were the best-behaved, most wellmannered kids hed ever seen. That was better than any state championship, Eppinette said. Mental aspects Eppinette might still be at Cl ermont if not for the death of his parents. Three months after his father passed away his mother succumbed to cancer and Ep pinette felt hed done enough in coaching. He remained Clermonts ath letic director, but when the new basketball coach had to be out of town due to family reasons for the start of the next season, Ep pinette was asked to substitute. As soon as I got back in the gym I knew I had made a mis take, Eppinette said. He would not undermine the current coach, however. Hes one of the quality peo ple you meet in education, said Lofgren. Eppinette moved to Mount Dora for a year and then on to Port St. Joe. A typical year begins in June with summer league and a maxi mum of two tournaments. Play ers get July and August off They need to be kids and in September there is a meeting for those not competing in football or cross country. One year that meeting con sisted of two parties, Eppinette and one player. Last year there were ve players. I want them to play other sports because they are in a situation where I know they are getting good instruction and the more times an athlete is in a situ ation where there is pressure, the better hed handle it, Eppi nette said. I want them to be involved. I tell kids to get involved with as much as you can. You only have one shot. Practice and the season start in November. A 28-game regularseason schedule is used to pre pare the team for the postseason. The system, the framework for success, is assembled a step at a time. The goal, the coach said, is to peak sometime in January and from there think about what we need to do to get ready for the tournament. As long as he saw you were getting better every game, Bax ter said. Hes very disciplined and doesnt let you get away with nothing. He tries to teach you the mental aspects of the game. If you can out-think your opponent, you would win. He teaches the small things, putting your body on the legs of the opponents, boxing out on a rebound, keeping your eye out for weak-side defense. The little things that help you win. A lot of the fundamentals he taught me, coaches are teaching me now and its just a refresher. Its stuff Ive already learned. Long haul The results of indisputable: seasons of 19-7, 13-17, 21-9, 27-7, 31-3, 30-4, 31-3, 24-9 and 31-3 at Port St. Joe, all that champion ship hardware glistening in the school lobby. Eppinette said he doesnt get elated over wins, just as he tries not to sink too low over losses. Hes earned three technical fouls in 26 years of coaching, two coming in one game. He has not incurred a referees whistle in the past 18 years, he said. Why waste the emotion and energy? The goal is simply to always improve; be better every game. Eppinette tells the story of a Russian athlete he escorted dur ing a track coaching clinic back when the Cold War was still being waged. The problem with American athletes, the foreigner told Ep pinette, is that they want to take up a sport Monday, be procient Tuesday and then win the cham pionship on Wednesday. You have to have an overview of the long haul, Eppinette said. Its not the joy you get when you win the state championship. The hard work that goes into it is what you look back on and derive satis faction from and you dont have to win a championship to feel that. With each new season, Ep pinette sees new players, new challenges and something new to achieve. His team is not the defending state champion: each season brings a new state championship. Eppinette, 50, gures hell be at Port St. Joe, As long as I have the parents support and kids want to learn. Colleges have tried to lure him to the next level, he said, but the specter of recruiting was a nega tive that couldnt balance the positives of greater exposure and nancial rewards. Its so political and not always above board, I couldnt handle that, Eppinette said. So its likely Eppinette will retire in the shadow of the now silent mill. We have a community of people willing to work hard, he said. The school, the academics and the athletics are the center of who we are as a community. The recent string of success, its almost like a fairy tale. There is pressure there, the expecta tions are high Mathematically you know it will come to an end. At some point we wont be able to stay there. I havent lost that edge, yet. Im more eager because of the journey. Eppinette would take the Ti ger Sharks to one last state Fi nal Four, losing in the title game, before health issues would force his retirement from coaching and, in 2004, as an educator. He left Port St. Joe after 10 seasons, compiling a 258-64 record with eight Final Four trips and ve titles. The gymnasium oor was later named in his honor. And he remained a vibrant mentor to many coaches and teachers and married his long-time girlfriend, teacher Judy Williams. EPPINETTE from page A1

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, May 15, 2014 B Page 1 Section Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Star. 1) Generally speaking during Thomas Jeffersons time, how long did it take to become a lawyer? 6 days, 6 weeks, 6 months, 6 years 2) Who was the rst female to appear on a Wheaties cereal box? Nancy Kerrigan, Chris Evert, Danica Patrick, Mary Lou Retton 3) Where is Tin Pan Alley, the birthplace of much 20th century music? Nashville, NYC, San Francisco, Ft. Worth 4) Who gets credit for the paraphrased, Nice guys nish last? Leo Durocher, Walt Alston, Harry Walker, Bobby Cox 5) What was the rst animated character on Hollywoods Walk of Fame? Donald Duck, Bart Simpson, Mickey Mouse, Popeye 6) In 1950, who did Time magazine select for its person of the half-century? FDR, Churchill, Thorpe, Lindbergh 7) Which comic made famous, Take my wife, please? Hope, Youngman, Danger eld, Foxx 8) What were the rst creatures launched into space by the U.S.? Mice, Dogs, Monkeys, Cats 9) Which network aired The Ed Sullivan Show during its long run? ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS 10) Who is the alter ego of Dick Grayson? Spider-man, Flash, Robin, Underdog 11) In which state is Purdue University? Michigan, Indiana, New York, Wisconsin 12) According to Target Travel Club, which item do more travelers forget to pack? Toothbrush, Hairspray, Deodorant, Comb 13) To date whos been the only future president to have been held as a prisoner of war? Jefferson, Jackson, Pierce, T. Roosevelt 14) What two words were added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954? Of America, For all, Under God, The ag ANSWERS 1) 6 weeks. 2) Mary Lou Retton. 3) NYC. 4) Leo Durocher. 5) Mickey Mouse. 6) Churchill. 7) Youngman. 8) Mice. 9) CBS. 10) Robin. 11) Indiana. 12) Toothbrush. 13) Jackson. 14) Under God Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com Helping to ll a void and stomachs By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Rev. Joe Atkinson said the visit activated a mental light bulb. A local public school teacher was visiting the Gulf Coast Hope Center of Gulf County, Inc. one afternoon when she began to tell Atkinson a story. One of her students, she explained, had been distressed that day due to a half-day of school. The teacher, surprised at any student turning crying over less school, wondered why. The reason, the young student explained, they would not get to eat the rest of the day when they got home. That school lunch, skipped due to the half-day, was the students last each day. When we shared that story it was like somebody took a knife and stuck it in my chest, Atkinson said. And, so, he set to work. Next Saturday, May 24, the brainchild evolving from that proverbial knife becomes action when the Gulf Coast Hope Center hosts a Community Food Distribution. The goal is to provide a bridge, and hearty meals, for students and their families that qualify for free-and-reduced meals at the public schools, which is roughly 60 percent of students at Port St. Joe Elementary School. We want to provide food to assist those families that have children that are free-and-reduced lunches, Atkinson said. We dont want a child to go hungry this summer. The distribution is being called the rst annual as Atkinson hopes the response from the community both in need and outreach to the Hope Center will enable the event to become a xture of the calendar. Atkinson hopes to have a program in place by fall to assist children in need as they return to school. On May 24, two tractor trailers are scheduled to arrive at TIM CROFT | The Star The Gulf Coast Hope Center of Gulf County, Inc. will hold a community food distribution for quali ed families and seniors on May 24. WES LOCHER | The Star The next Salt Air Farmers Market will be held on Saturday, May 17 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 until 1 p.m. Music will be provided by Guitar Man until 11 a.m. when guest musician Kristen Barkuloo will provide easy listening music until 1 p.m. ET. SALT AIR FARMERS MARKET See HOPE B6 Tupelo Honey Festival this weekend By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m This weekend will welcome the 24th annual Tupelo Honey Festival to be held on Saturday at Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka. More than 90 vendors selling everything from baked goods, to clothing, baby items and handcrafted gifts will join local Tupelo Honey farmers to celebrate the golden delicacy. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family including a petting zoo, pony rides and a mechanical bull. Live music for the event will be provided by local group Flabbergasted. Were making it bigger every year, said organizer Leigh Newsome. It spreads through word of mouth and the Tupelo Honey Festival is something that the community looks forward to. During the festival, ve $500 scholarships will be given away to local students, one of which is in memory of Ricky McMillion, who worked at city hall for many years. Volunteers are still being sought to help at the event and Newsome said its a great opportunity for high school seniors to get community service hours. As Newsome speeds toward the event, she said shes also spent a fair Forgotten Coast celebrates Plein Air Paint Out 2014 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition President Leslie Fedota, said plein air is more than paints and brushesits about spirit. The 2014 Forgotten Coast Plein Air Paint Out, a week-long celebration of art came to a close Sunday after bringing artcentric events to locations from Mexico Beach to Alligator Point. More than 20 nationally acclaimed painters from all over the world set up easels and hunted for interesting subjects using only natural light as they captured Old Florida on canvas. The idea behind an open-air painting is to capture a moment in time while completing all work on-site, around other painters and spectators, outside of a typical studio environment. The whole mission of the FCCC is to embrace our area, said Fedota, I heard so many wonderful stories of people connecting through the plein air events who may not have met otherwise. Those relationships will last beyond the 10-day event. Events included ve exhibits across the coast, daily art demonstrations, art sales, and workshops that allowed members of the public to learn trade secrets directly from participating artists. Fedota said that this year, the event saw a higher number of art sales and buyers came from further away. By her calculations, 16 states were represented at this years Paint Out, an effect of collectors that follow the artists to add one-of-a-kind pieces to their collections. See TUPELO B6 A celebration of spirit See PLEIN AIR B5 COURTESY OF SANDIE YARBROUGH | Special to The Star Leon Holmes, who traveled from Germany for the Paint Out, took home rst place in the Quick Draw competition held in Eastpoint.

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The daylily is a popular owering perennial that adapts well to Florida landscape statewide. Plants are available in a wide variety of growth habits, ower shapes and colors, including yellow, orange, red, pink and purple, near white and shades and combinations of all of these. Flowering starts in March for early-season bloomers while lateseason daylilies wont bloom until mid-May. Select early and lateseason bloomers to extend the owering season. The typical bloom period is about four to seven weeks, although some varieties bloom even longer. Daylilies are members of the lily family, in the genus hemerocallis; Hemero is Greek for day and callis for beauty. The ower buds and petals are edible raw, boiled, stir-fried, steamed or batter and fried. Dried daylily petals, call golden needles, are used in numerous Chinese dishes. The modern varieties of daylilies have been developed from native Chinese spices. Early settlers from Europe and Asia brought many of the original species with them to America. During the past 75 years, hybridizers in the United States and England have made great improvement in daylily varieties. Raising daylilies is fairly simple, but rst you have to make sure youre choosing the right varieties for our area of the state. Daylilies are classied into three groups according to their growth habits deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen. As you might expect, the deciduous daylily varieties die back in the winter. They do well in our area. But they dont receive enough cold weather in South Florida. Iz zy is s ti ll lo ok i ng fo r a fo re ve r hom e. Sh e is a be au ti fu l yo ung Bomba y lady Iz zy lo ve s ki ds an d ad ult s. Sh e ge ts al ong we ll wit h oth er c ats an d ki tt en s. Th is l ov ing yo ung ca t wo ul d lo ve a sa fe hom e whe re sh e co uld li ve fo re ve r. 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Lindsey graduated from Wewahitchka High School in 2002, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Florida A&M University in 2006, and completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University on May 10, 2014. She will nish the joint Master of Business Administration degree in the fall of 2014. Corey graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School in 2000 and from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 2005. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2011 in Molecular Biology at Clark Atlanta University and currently organizes global clinical trials for various drug companies at Quintiles Inc. The wedding will take place on Saturday, May 24 at Carters Temple First Born Church at 5 p.m. CST. All friends and family of the bride and groom are welcome to attend. By JOHANNA WHITE Special to The Star Wow! What an awesome turnout for the Port St Joe Kiwanis Club had for the Kiwanis Club Dr. Robert E. King Annual Select Shot Golf Tournament hosted April 12. The weather was perfect, a little cool at tee time of 9:00 with pleasant temperatures at the today progressed. This year, 11 teams participated in the tournament. After the tournament, the golfers and guest were treated to a delicious barbecue chicken lunch, grilled by our own great chef, Mark Haddock, along with gifts for hole prize winners and door prizes. The Kiwanis Club would like to thank all of those who were Legacy, Patron, and Hole Sponsors, and the Teams for your participation and contribution to the Club. The Golf Tournament is the Kiwanis Clubs largest fund raiser. The proceeds from this tournament, and all other funds raised by the Kiwanis Club is donated back into our Community to various organization with focus on children and youth. Team winners: 1. Jason White, Zane Sweazy, Perky White, Tommy Humphrey; 2. Robbie Johnson, Dan Van Treese; 3. Guerry Magidson, Kenny Wood, Jerry Parrish, Bill Versagis. Legacy sponsor ($500) Buy Rite Drug Store. Patrons Deep South Solutions of Northwest Florida, LLC; Durens Piggly Wiggly; Greg Abrams Seafood; Inland Construction & Engineering; The King Family; Mike & Cyler Hobbs; Novak Law Firm; Preble Rish Engineering. Sponsors Bayside Lumber; Becky Norris, Gulf County Clerk of Court; David & Carol Brittain; The Buzzett Family; Duprees Custom Metal Roong; Cape San Blas Realty; Frank D. May DMD, PA; Capital City Bank; Fred & Carolyn Witten; Comforter Funeral Home; Friedman Financial Advisors; Gallery 98; Gulf 2 Bay Construction; Hannon Insurance Agency; Haley Hobbs & Trey Hobbs; James D. Campbell DDS, MS, PA; J.V. Gander Distributors; Lees One Stop Auto; Mike Owens Financial Service; Miller Heating & Air Conditioning; Mitch Burke, Gulf County Property Appraiser; Northwest Florida Vinyl; Paul Gant BBQ; Roberson & Associates, P.A; Ramseys Printing & Ofce Supply; Robert Hudson, Sacred Heart Hospital; St. Joe Rent All. Special thanks to the following: The King Family, Durens Piggly Wiggly (food sponsor), Centennial Bank (holein-one sponsor), The Star newspaper and Oyster Radio (advertising), BuyRite Drug Store, Capital City Bank and Sacred Heart Hospital. Jacob Taylor Whiteld, Averi Kathrin Abercrombie engaged Jeff and Kim Whiteld of Eufaula, Ala., have announced the engagement of their son, Jacob Taylor Whiteld to Averi Kathrin Abercrombie of Louisville, Ala. She is the daughter of Don and Traci Abercrombie of Louisville, Alabama. Jacob is the grandson of Larry and Verna Mathes, the late Sue Mathes, and Ted and Kay Whiteld all of Wewahitchka, Fla. Jacob is the owner/ operator of Whiteld Farms, poultry houses and cattle. Averi is the granddaughter of Dwayne and Judy Hamm of Louisville, Alabama, and the late Ben and Catherine Abercrombie. Averi, a graduate of Troy University, is marketing coordinator for Boyd Brothers Transportation, Clayton, Ala. She is the manager of Abercrombie Fish Camp Restaurant and does marketing for AquaSouth Catsh Company both in Clayton. The wedding is planned for 6:30 p.m. May 31 at Prospect Baptist Church, Clayton, Ala. Family and friends are invited to attend. Daylilies a low-maintenance landscape plant ROY LEE CARTER County extension director On the other hand, the evergreen varieties generally grow best in areas with mild winters. Daylilies may be planted any time of year, but hey usually do best if theyre planted right after owering. Once theyre established, these lilies need only minimum care. Proper planting bed preparation is a critical factor in raising daylilies. They are replanted only every ve to 10 years, so the ower bed needs to have a soil of good quality. The lilies grow best on a well-drained soil with good aeration and good water holding capacity. Sandy soil usually provides the necessary aeration, but they dont hold water very well. On the other hand, clay soils have good water holding properties, but they dont provide the aeration lilies need. If your soil is sandy, you need to add two to four inches of peat moss and work it into a depth of sixth to eight inches. If your soil has a great deal of clay in it, you might want to add about an inch of perlite or similar material to increase aeration. Before planting, the ower bed should be fertilized with an 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 mixture, at the rate of two-and-a-half pounds per 100 square feet. An inch or so of water should be applied once or twice a week until the plants are well established. Twice each year, fertilize with the same two-and-a-half pounds of 8-8-8 or 10-1010 per 100 square feet. Apply the fertilizer evenly, keeping it off the foliage. Daylilies have a tendency to become crowded, and when this happens, owers production is reduced. If crowding occurs, you will need to divide to the plants by digging them up and severing the Rhizome between the fans of leaves with a sharp knife. Cut the leaves back to within four to six inches of the crown and replant the division. Daylilies can be planted in a variety of ways to enhance your landscape in informal groupings, in small groups in the space between shrubberies or in front of a fence or wall which will serve as a background. For more information on daylilies contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit http://gulf.ifas.u.edu or www.http://edis.ifas.u.edu and see Cir 620 and PP256. Kiwanis KORNER

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The Star| B3 Thursday, May 15, 2014 9454 HWY 98 BEA CO N HILL AT THE MEXIC O BEA CH CIT Y LIMIT S 8 50 647 8 310 9454 HWY 98 BEA CO N HILL A T THE MEXIC O B EA CH C IT Y L IMIT S 8 50 647 8 310 GREA T SELEC TION OF ALL YO UR FA VORITE BEER WIN E & SPIRIT S LIVE ON TH E PO OP DECK IN THE CRO W NEST RAND Y ST ARK THURSD AY 7 PM FRID AY 9P M SA TURD AY 9P M WEDNE SD AY 7P M CROSSTI E KO NKRETE SOUL DEBI JORD AN ALL TIMES EASTERN FUN TIMES MEXIC O B EA CH C IT Y L IMIT S 8 50 647 8 310 GREA T S ELEC TION O F A LL Y OUR F AV ORITE B EER W INE & SPIRIT S LIVE ON T HE PO OP DECK UPCOMING EVENTS KAROKE FRID AY & SA TURD AY 9PM WITH DEBRA SPECIAL TO T HE STAR The Night of OM fundraiser begins 6:30 p.m. ET tonight in the commons at Port St. Joe Jr,/Sr. High School. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 and there will be a dessert auction as well! Also, donations to the team can be made through the school to the attention of Odyssey of the Mind, 100 Shark Drive, PSJ, FL 32456 or online through the PayPal account j4and1c@me.com. Special to The Star Port St. Joe Elementary School is proud to announce that we were again one of the top contributors to the Pennies for Patients campaign for the prevention of Leukemia and other childhood diseases. This campaign was the service learning project for the 21st Century Enrichment Program at the school. Together with all the students, teachers, and parents we collected $1, 375. We were honored with a plaque that will be displayed in the front ofce of the school. Thanks to so many for your support of the Pennies for Patients collection campaign. Together we will ght for a cure. Pennies for Patients winners were Precious Longmeier, Jamicia Glenn, Emily Warriner, Alexis Causey, and Hanley Pitts. Special to The Star Young readers will explore all things science this summer as the Port St. Joe Branch of the Gulf County Public Library presents FIZZ, BOOM, READ! during the Florida Library Youth Summer Reading Program. Children pre-k through fth grade are invited to join in activities that will include science experiments, archaeology, Legos and fun and creative storytelling. Sign a contract with a librarian to decide how many books your child will read and receive a logbook to record the titles completed. Rewards can be earned by completing the contract. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program. Registration begins Friday, May 9 so sign up soon, as space is limited. Programs will be held each Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET throughout the month of June. For more information, call the library at 229-8879 or visit 110 Library Drive in Port St. Joe. All programs are free of charge. Generous support for FIZZ, BOOM, READ! is provided by the Friends of the Gulf County Public Library. SPECIAL TO T HE STAR Front row: Handley Pitts, Reagan Thomas, Demee Stallworth, Zachary Burkett, Owen Grantland, Brody Mock. Back Row: Cheyenne Cole, Kenia Allen, Sheretta Thomas, Tasmine Russell, Walker Chumney, Tanner Fogle DAZZLING DOLPHINS NIGHT OF OM TONIGHT Star Staff Report The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced last week that Port St. Joe High School student Celeste Thursbay was selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. On behalf of the NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrice and commitment that Celeste has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence, said Claes Nobel, NSHSS founder and chairman and also a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prize. Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources and opportunities, added NSHSS president James W. Lewis. We aim to help students like Celeste build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community. Membership in the NSHSS entitles qualied students to enjoy a wide variety of benets, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, personalized recognition items and publicity honors. CELESTE THURSBAY PSJHSs Celeste Thursbay receives national honorSPECIAL TO T HE STAR Pennies for Patients fundraiser winners were Precious Longmeier, Jamicia Glenn, Emily Warriner, Alexis Causey, and Hanley Pitts. Pennies for Patients at PSJES 2014 Summer reading program begins June 6 School News

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FAITH Thursday, May 15, 2014 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com Special to The Star Guidance for dealing with guilt will be considered at 7 p.m. CT Monday, May 19 Lifetree Caf. The program, titled Unburdened: Letting Go of Guilt, features a screening of the awardwinning short lm Unburden. The lm is the story of a woman who accidentally injures her infant daughter and the womans journey to resolve her guilt. Guilt can cripple our ability to live well and enjoy life, says Lifetree representative Craig Cable. Well consider the lessons of this compelling lm and how we can cope with guilt in our own lives. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net. SOUTHERLAND F AMIL Y FUNERAL HOME (850) 229-8111 (T rad iti ona l Ser vic es 192 8 BCP ) COMFOR TER FUNERAL HOME (850) 227-1818 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 (850) 229-9596 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning W orship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening W orship .............. 6 p.m. W ednesday Evening Ser vice ....... 7 p.m. Dr Geof fre y Lentz P astor Bobbi Lassiter Minister to F amilies Ann Comforter Dir ector of Music 1001 Constitution Dr 850.227.1724 www .psjumc.or g Sunday Schedule 9:00AM EST W orship on the W ater under the sails on St. Joseph Bay 11:00AM EST Sanctuary Service with Special Children s time. www .fbcpsj.or g www .fbcpsj.or g Bruce Hodge, P astor 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL ( 850) 648.1151 www .livingwateratthebeach.com WEEKL Y SCHEDULE SUND A Y 8:00 A M W orship a t Sunset P ark ( on the sa nd) 10:00 A M Bible S tudy a t 1602 H igh w a y 98 MOND A Y 7:00 P M Lif etr ee C af Join the C on v ersation WEDNESD A Y 10:00 A M 2:00 P M O pen House C o e e & C on v ersation THURSD A Y 6:30 P M M ix ed Bible S tudy T o c ontac t w orship leader : (850) 648.1151 or l w cpast or@f a irp oint .net SUNDA Y : Sunday School 9:15 Morning W orship 10:30 Evening W orship 5:00 1601 Long A ve Port St Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8691 W E DN ES DA Y : Family D inner 5:30 Prayer Meeting 6:30 Student Ministr y 6:30 Children s Ministr y / Choir 6:30 A dult Choir 7:30 MINISTR Y S CHEDULE Surrounded by her loving family, Betty Jo Tharpe Rich, 80, of Port St. Joe, Fla., gloriously entered her heavenly home Sunday evening, May 11, at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala., following a brief illness. Born in Caryville, Florida, she later moved with her family to the old Kennys Mill and then to Port St. Joe where she spent the remainder of her life. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Clifford John Tharpe Sr. and Ruth Cook Tharpe; brother, Clifford John Tharpe Jr. Betty is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bill Rich; daughter, Jeri Rich Ashcraft (Don); sons, Billy Rich, Mike Rich (Melissa), and Tony Rich; Nine grandchildren, April Rich Kirkland (Jeff), Justin Rich (April), Benjamin Ashcraft (Jennifer), Hannah Rich Reid (Kirk), Mica Ashcraft, Ryan Moran, Cameron Rich, Alexandra Rich, Annamarie Rich; Nine great grandchildren, Trevor Kirkland, Christian Rich, Tyson Kirkland, Sunny Rich, Evie Kirkland, Tucker Ashcraft, Cayson Reed Ashcraft, Millie Claire Ashcraft, and Sarah Claire Reid; sister, Linda Tharpe Keels (Harold); brother, Scott Darst; a very special Uncle, Billy Myers (Lorainne); Numerous nephews and nieces who loved her like a grandmother; Several Uncles, Aunts and many cousins. Until her illness she was a very active member of the First Baptist Church. For many years she has loved studying and teaching a Ladies Sunday School Class (Grace). After her mothers death, Betty Jo became the matriarch of the family. Betty loved working in her yard, tending beautiful owers, and enjoying the beauty of Gods creation. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe with Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Friday evening and the funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday. Of ciating will be Rev. Bruce Hodge, Rev. Buddy Caswell, Rev. Billy Rich Jr, and Mike Rich. Active pallbearers will be Robert Whittle, Tony Barbee, John Presnell, Norman Bixler, Temple Watson, and Charles Cloud. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Grace and Mens 70 plus Sunday School Classes. In addition to oral tributes, the family would like to suggest contributions be given to the Gideon Bible Society. Services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home of Port St. Joe. Betty Jo Tharpe Rich Legendary Hall of Fame Coach Vernon C. Eppinette passed away late Monday, May 12, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Vern was surrounded by his family as he ended his journey as coach, mentor, educator, and friend, leaving a legacy in all the hearts he touched. Coach Eppinette was born on March 7, 1949, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Robert and Colette Eppinette. Verns passion for sports was evident early on as he competed in basketball, swimming, football, and track & eld as a Charleston High School Trojan in Illinois. He went on to graduate from Eastern Illinois University, and he also served his country in combat as a United States Marine in the Vietnam War. Vernon Eppinette began his memorable career in coaching in 1974, spanning 26 years, three high schools, and seven state titles. Although most known for his success with the Port St. Joe Tiger Shark Basketball Program, Coach Epp also took home top honors in the state coaching track & eld. His 724 combined total wins, seven state titles, ten nal fours, and 15 Sweet Sixteen appearances pale in comparison to his seven consecutive FHSAA Sportsmanship Awards. Verns coaching philosophy was built on the foundations of discipline and sportsmanship, and he was quick to say that out of all the accolades during his career, he valued the sportsmanship awards the most. Coach Eppinette was a ve-time Florida Basketball Coach of the Year, a two-time nalist for the National High School Coaches Association Basketball Coach of the Year, a member of the FACA Hall of Fame as well as the FHSAA Hall of Fame. Coach was most proud, however, of the votes of con dence given to him by his players. Des Baxter, former PSJHS player, recalled: I looked up to him like a father. He was always there when I needed some advice, whether it was something on the court or off the court. This is Coach Vernon Eppinettes true legacy. Vern met and married a fellow teacher, Judy. Since his retirement in 2004, he has enjoyed spending time with his family while continuing to follow the sports he so loved. Throughout the years, Coach Epp has mentored more than 50 coaches on both the high school and college level. In addition to his wife, Vern is also survived by Judys four sons, Don Campbell (Patricia), Lance Campbell (Tammy), Roy Campbell (Suzette), and Seth Campbell. Coach Epp leaves behind three siblings as well: Monique Keppler (Mike) of Sherman, Illinois, and their children Matthew, Marc, Melissa, and Michelle; Philip Eppinette of Charleston, Illinois; and Elizabeth Lidonne of France, and her children Xavier and Guillaume. Verns best friend from childhood, Les Easter (Valerie), was also by his side in his last hours. Coach Eppinettes passing is also mourned by the many players and students he touched throughout his career, and it is a comfort to his loved ones to know that his in uence will continue in their lives for many years to come. We will celebrate the life of Coach Vernon C. Eppinette in The Dome at Port St. Joe High School, where he felt so at home, on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. E.T. and the Celebration of Life will be at 5 p.m. E.T. Interment will follow at Holly Hills Cemetery. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations be made to the Coach Vernon C. Eppinette Scholarship Fund via Sissy Worley, Director of Finance for the Gulf County School Board. Pallbearers will be former Port St. Joe High School retired collegues: Gary Howze, Chris Earley, Wayne Stevens, Carl White, Rodney Herring, Clarence Monette, Phil Lanford, and Steve Maxwell. Honorary Pallbearers will consist of former players, support staff, and coaching staff. The family would also like to invite all coaches and other af liated athletic of cials and staff to sit in this reserved section. Port St. Joes Athletic Director John Palmer summed it up best: Thanks for setting standards that the rest of us coaches should try to reach. Coach Epps phenomenal success earned him not only a spot in the Port St. Joe High School Hall of Fame, but also in the hearts of all those who loved him. In his memory, the gym oor in The Dome at Port St. Joe High School will forever be known as Coach Epp Court. Vernon C. Coach Epp Eppinette VERNON C. EPPINETTE OBITUARIES Coping with guilt explored at Lifetree Caf

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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, May 15, 2014 Special events included a student art day with handpicked students from Gulf and Franklin counties that spent an afternoon working one-on-one with artists at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe, along with a family art day, held on the nal day of the Paint Out. Fedota said that anything the FCCC can do to enhance opportunities for children, it is solidly behind. It was so heartwarming to watch the students work together with the artists, said Fedota of student art day. It was great that the students had the courage to explore and it was fun see their creativity take off. Fedota thanked the Gulf County Tourist Development Council which played host to the opening luncheon and TGIF event. Artists had a chance to rest their painting arms in favor of kicking back to socialize with locals and other guests over food and drink. During the event, a Plein Air Academy pilot program was tested that allowed up-and-coming artists interested in making the jump to a fulltime plein air lifestyle to be mentored by those who have made a living in the industry for several years. The spirit-driven program, developed by FCCC chairman Joe Taylor, will ofcially launch at the 2015 event with an application process for the burgeoning professionals. Artists accepted for the program will learn the philosophies and techniques that go into being a true plein air painter. Many people who attend our workshops are curious and want to know more, said Fedota. Some of them are plein air artists and we saw an opportunity to provide that next step. Though the Wetroom, a central location where all paintings are hung upon completion, was housed at the Center for History, Culture and Art in downtown Apalachicola, it will return to Port St. Joe for the 2015 Paint Out, which also happens to be the tenth anniversary of the event. Aside from the academy launch and the potential for additional speakers at next years event, Fedota said shes keeping the anniversary details hushhush, not wanting to jinx anything. We love the ways that the artists connect with our area, said Fedota. In return, the local community shares stories with them. Its a celebration of spirit. Fedota shared a story that she believed encompassed the spirit of plein air. Georgias David Boyd and Germanys Leon Holmes traveled to Carrabelle and spent an afternoon painting boats in a derelict shipyard. Thrilled with the results of their work, the men returned to the shipyard the following day to paint them again only to nd that the boats had been bulldozed. All that remained of the subjects were shards of wood. In tribute, Holmes found a piece of timber from the boat he immortalized on canvas the previous day and painted a shrimp boat on the scrap. It was great to know they will live on in the paintings, Holmes said of the boats. It was so wonderful to know that the paintings we all did are capturing an area and era that is slowly disappearing. Holmes, who won rst place at the Quick Draw competition, said he took home three paintings to remind himself of his time on the Forgotten Coast. It was an amazing experience, said Holmes. I was overwhelmed by the hospitality of the people and how they responded to both myself and my work. While Holmes celebrated his rst trip to the area, Boyd, a returning artist, said he plans to return to the area several times prior to next years Paint Out. It was such a great experience being able to paint alongside so many artists that I have held in such high esteem, said Boyd. The people of the Forgotten Coast were so warm and welcoming and there was no shortage subject matter. The Forgotten Coast is a special place and has a special place in my heart. Plein air brings together the communities of Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St. George Island, Carrabelle, and Alligator Point to produce one of the largest artfocused events on the coast. The FCCC also receives support from the Gulf and Franklin County Tourist Development Councils, Mexico Beach Community Development Council and Visit Florida. Our hope is that with each event each moment any one of those moments creates a spark of inspiration or creativity for someone, said Fedota. These artists take something that we locals have seen a thousand times and help to remind us of the awe of the area. Through them, we can experience that awe anytime we choose. Happy Graduation! Happy Graduati on! To learn ho w yo u can suppor t our commun ity s univ ersity contact Ma ry Be th Lo vingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblo vingood@pc.fsu.edu. FL ORIDA ST AT E UNIVE RSIT Y PA NAMA CIT Y THE CA MP AIGN FOR OUR CO MM UNIT Y S UN IVERS IT Y En do wment for To morr ow s Jo bs $4 ,500 ,0 00 $500 ,0 00 $1,500 ,0 00 $2,500 ,0 00 $3 ,500 ,0 00 $4 ,500 ,0 00 $0 $1, 000 ,0 00 $2, 000 ,0 00 $3 ,0 00 ,0 00 $4 ,0 00 ,0 00 $5 ,0 00 ,0 00 GO AL PLEIN AIR from page B1 WES LOCHER | The Star Hodges Soileau painted the view from Sunset Park in Mexico Beach. Charles Dickinson painted the Mexico Beach Welcome Center prior to the artist reception that evening. Hiu Lai Chong spent Friday painting the Port Theatre on Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe. Nancie King Mertz took a different perspective on the Port Theatre.COURTESY OF S ANDIE Y ARBROUGH | Special to The Star Students from Gulf and Franklin Counties participated in Student Art Day at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe. At the TGIF event, held at the Gulf County Welcome Center, food and drink was served up as artists mingled with the public.

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, May 15, 2014 the Hope Center, located at 772 W. U.S. 98 in front of Five Star Collision in Port St. Joe. Those trucks will be ferrying 10,000 pounds of food provided by A Hand Up International Ministries, which is partnering with Centennial Bank, Sunshine Shuttle and Limousine and the Hope Center on the food outreach. The collaborative group also includes God of this city Ministry out of Panama City. From 12-4 p.m. that day, the Hope Center staff and volunteers will distribute the food to quali ed families, seniors and, depending on the amount of food remaining, the remainder of the community through its food pantry. To qualify, families must have a student on free-andreduced lunch in the public schools and provide veri cation of that status along with a photo identi cation. Sunshine Shuttle will provide a van/bus that will carry children from Wewahitchka Elementary School that morning to the Hope Center and back. The food distribution will also be available for any seniors in need. Arrive at the Hope Center during the afternoon hours and receive a bag(s) of food. We want to be sure to provide them also during these summer months, Atkinson said. The assortment of food will be varied, Atkinson said and the size of the family will determine how much food will be provided. There will be canned goods, meats, dairy, veggies and fruits, Atkinson said. The meat will come frozen and well keep that (under wraps) until somebody picks it up. While the food is owing to grateful hands the free concert will provide a musical backdrop to festivities and the Hope Center staff and volunteers will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers and refreshments will be on hand. We are excited, Atkinson said. That is something we are doing that day and we want the community to be aware. We could still use some volunteers for that day and we will also welcome any and all nancial donations because we want to make this an annual event. For more information contact Atkinson at 705-1107. Tr ades & Ser vi ces 229-1324 PR OFESSION AL FLOOR CARE, INC. Residential and Commercial Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Serving the entire Gulf Coast area Ceram ic Ti le and Grout Cleaning RV s-C ars -T rucks -V ans 24 Hou rE mer genc yW ater Extraction AL LD OG TR AI NI NG Ca ll fo rf re eq uo te s Me li ss a Mc Cu tc han Own er /T ra ine r 69 11 Da vi dW hi t el dR d. 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Ti le Fl oor sa nd cr ow nm old in g in ki tc he n, di ni ng an dl ivi ng ar eas .5 40 sq ft .o fd ec ks Be au ti fu ll yf ur ni sh ed an dr ea dy fo ry ou Th is co tt ag es ty le ho me is gr ea tf or si tt in gb ac ka nd re la xi ng wi th th eg ul fb re ez es .E ac hd ec kh as ad if fe re nt vi ew :o ne of Gu lf of Me xic o, one of St .J oe Ba y. Co mpl et ely fu rn is he da nd fr es hl yp ai nt ed ,t hi so pen o or pl an is ful ly fu rn is he da nd ve ry spaci ou s. Go od re nt al po te nt ia l. La rg e op en de ck an ds cr ee ne dp or ch .S paciou sg ar ag ea nd st ora ge ar ea on gr ou nd le ve l. 850-227-8890 /8 50-227-7770 www .coastal re alt yinfo.com SOLD THE HOPE CENTER The Gulf Coast Hope Center donned a new tag and new community involvement in January. The Hope Center added of Gulf County, Inc. to its moniker, becoming an entirely community-based and operated non-pro t. The board of directors is comprised entirely of Gulf County residents. The Hope Center no longer has any connection of the Panama City Rescue Mission. Rev. Joe Atkinson left the Rescue Mission to become the full-time director of the Gulf Coast Hope Center of Gulf County, Inc. I love it here and what I am doing, Atkinson said. We are not enabling people here, we are trying to empower them. The Hope Center has tweaked its guidelines for assistance to better identify the needy, their needs and put them on a road to self-suf ciency. The Hope Center nalized their non-pro t operating status in January and ramped back up, Atkinson said, largely through nancial assistance from the Alfred I. duPont Foundation. Charles Costin donated the legal work on incorporating as a non-pro t. Since January, Atkinson said the Hope Center has assisted more than 75 individuals and families. More is needed and Atkinson noted that the bulk of the economic support for the center remains Matt Scoggins of Five Star Collision on whose land the center sits. Financial donations are welcomed and needed, he added. We are good stewards over the resources people have enlisted with us, Atkinson said. The Hope Center is open 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. HOPE from page B1 SPECIAL TO THE STAR The 23rd annual Tupelo Honey Festival will take place this Saturday at Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka. amount of time looking at the history of the Tupelo Honey Festival. It began in 1941 with a parade and a pageant, two events which have happened sporadically over the years that Newsome hopes to resurrect in the future. She asked anyone with historical pictures or articles about past festivals to get in touch through the festival Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TupeloHoneyFestival We hope that the community will come out and enjoy the family-friendly event, said Newsome. The event will be held on May 17 at Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka starting at 9 a.m. CT. HONEY from page B1 Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, May 15, 2014 The Star | B7 94920S IN THE COUNTY COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CASE NO.: 13-100-CC PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-forprofit, Plaintiff, vs. RENEE KEENER, as Trustee of THE RENEE KEENER LIVING TRUST U/A/D SEPTEMBER 21, 2010; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause, will sell at 11:00 a.m. EST in the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 on the 29th day of May, 2014, the following described parcel of real property, to-wit: That certain real property lying and being in Gulf County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Lot 5, Block A, PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES, according to the official plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, at Page 39, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 109 Park Point Circle, Cape San Blas, Florida 32456. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. The successful bidder, if other than the Plaintiff, is required to immediately deposit 5% of their final bid, unless the judgment states otherwise (Florida Statutes 45.031). This deposit must be paid immediately following the sale and is a non-refundable deposit. If the successful bidder does not post the deposit as set forth above at the time of the sale, the bidder will be disqualified for that day, the bid will be considered invalid, the next highest bid will be accepted, and an announcement will be made to that effect. The balance of the bid must be paid by 5:00 p.m. EST on the same day of the sale. In addition, fees for documentary stamp tax (.70 per $100.00), Clerk’s fee for holding the sale ($70.00) and the Registry of the Court fee (3% for the first $500, and 1.5% for each subsequent $100, of the total amount deposited) must be paid by 5:00 p.m. EST on the same day of the sale. ALL MONEY PAID MUST BE CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK, MONEY ORDER OR BUSINESS CHECK DRAWN ON A UNITED STATES BANK ONLY. Checks must be made payable to: Gulf County Clerk of Court. Failure to pay the balance due and authorized costs by 5:00 p.m. the same day will result in the re-advertisement of the sale, the cost of which will be paid from the deposit. Any remaining funds will be applied towards the judgment. THIS NOTICE dated this 29th day of April, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court Gulf County, Florida By: Wyvonne Pickett Deputy Clerk May 8, 15, 2014 94868S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000116 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES INC, ASSETBACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-R1, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFERY C. REAGAN; KAM B. REAGAN, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 8, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA000116, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES INC, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-R1 (hereafter “Plaintiff”), is Plaintiff and JEFFREY C. REAGAN; KAM B. REAGAN; BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO COLONIAL BANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT N/K/A JEWEL DYKES, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and bet44der for cash in the FRONT LOBBY of the Courthouse; 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, at 11:00 a.m ET on the 7th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 17 AND THE WEST OF LOT 19, BLOCK 37, OF THE OFFICIAL MAP OR PLAT OF PORT ST. JOE, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 AT PAGE 17, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711 or email ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org. Dated this 14th day of April, 2014. Rebecca C. Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 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. May 8, 15, 2014 94922S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2011 504 CA BANKTRUST an Alabama Banking Corporation, n/k/a TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK a National Banking Association, 7700 U.S. Highway 98 West, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459, Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN C. KOLKER and Wife, MICHELLE M. KOLKER, and SEAGRASS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Gulf County, Florida, and more particularly described as follows: REAL PROPERTY Lot 6, Block A, of SEAGRASS AT CAPE SAN BLAS, a subdivision as per map or Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 1, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida PERSONAL PROPERTY All personal property of whatever character or nature located on the real property described above, and all structures and improvements, and all easements, rights, royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights and profits, water, water rights, and water stock, timber and timber rights and all fixtures attached thereto, and all rents, issues, proceeds and profits, accruing therefrom, and all gas, steam, electric, water and other heating cooling, cooking, refrigerating, lighting, plumbing, ventilating, irrigating, and power systems, machines, equipment, appliances, fixtures and appurtenances located on the real property described above, even though such real property may be detached or detachable. at public sale on the 5th day of June, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. (EST), to the highest bidder for cash at the front steps of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Gulf County Florida, in accordance with §45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than t owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on April 30, 2014. Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT OF 1990 AND NOTICE REQUIREMENT OF RULE 2.540(c) 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: ADA COORDINATOR P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, FL 32402 (850) 747-5338 Jud14.flcourts.org/CourtA dmin/ADAinfo.htm at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. May 8, 15, 2014 94958S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO:10000460CA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. PAUL DUNCAN; et. al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 1st day of May, 2014, and entered in Case No. 10000460CA, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and PAUL DUNCAN STEPHANIE C. DUNCAN ROBERT M. BROOME RAYMOND E. BROOME; and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 5th day of June, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgement, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 4, SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG SECTION LINE FOR 150.0 FEET TO A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN WEST FOR 242.0 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF MOSSIE ROAD, THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG RIGHT OF WAY FOR 200.0 FEET, THENCE RUN EAST 242.0 FEET TO SECTION LINE, THENCE RUN SOUTH FOR 200.0 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A 15.0 FEET UTILITY EASEMENT IS RESERVED ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 26, ALL MINERAL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED BY SELLER. THIS DESCRIPTION DESCRIBED LOTS 5, AND 4. CLECKLEY’S ADDITION III. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 5th day of May, 2014. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Phone: (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-4412438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@ clegalgroup.com File No. 10-44147 May 15, 22, 2014 98797S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000579 DIVISION: GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. VICKI HOEDL A/K/A VICKI A. HOEDL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 29, 2014, and entered in Case No. 23-2009CA-000579 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which GMAC Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Vicki Hoedl a/k/a Vicki A. Hoedl, Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems, Inc, Unknown Spouse of Vicki Hoedl a/k/a Vicki A. Hoedl n/k/a Terry Hoedl, are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 29th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE WEST HALF OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN WEST 155 FEET TO WEST SIDE OF STATE HIGHWAY NO. 71; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID STATE ROAD FOR 164 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE WEST 208 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 105 FEET; THENCE EAST TO HIGHWAY NO. 71 TO POINT OF BEGINNING AND COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE WEST HALF OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN WEST 155 FEET TO WESTSIDE OF STATE HIGHWAY NO. 0 (NOW 71); THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG HIGHWAY 269 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN WEST 208 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 208 FEET TO W.W. WALSINGHAM LINE (NOW RUSSELL C. MADDOX LAND); THENCE DUE EAST TO HIGHWAY NO. 71; THENCE RUN NORTHERLY ALONG WEST SIDE OF HIGHWAY NO. 71 TO POINT OF BEGINNING, BEING IN THE WEST HALF OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST. A/K/A 547 N HIGHWAY 71, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 29th day of April, 2014. BILL KINSAUL Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 Fax: (813) 221-9171 eService: servealaw@ albertellilaw.com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. May 8, 15, 2014 98801S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 14-09-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF GILLIE LEE MCNAIR Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of GILLIE LEE MCNAIR, deceased, whose date of death was September 16, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 8, 2014. Personal Representatives: Charles E. McNair 433 Meadow Ridge Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32312 Cora L. Curtis 1004 Clifford Sims Dr. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Victoria F. Langford 280 Sunset Drive Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Attorney for Personal Representatives: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tel: (850)-227-1159 email: ccostin@ costinlaw.com May 8, 15, 2014 98803S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13000157CAAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL L. MCGINTY; BRENDA L. MCGINTY; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CAPE PLANTATION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on April 29, 2014, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: LOT 1, BLOCK B, CAPE PLANTATION, PHASE 1, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION A PORTION OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT.THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST; THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 25 FOR 32.32 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF WEST RUTHERFORD ROAD, SAID ROAD BEING 66 FEET IN WIDTH; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR 990.0 FEET TO AN IRON ROD; THENCE SOUTH PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION, A DISTANCE OF 1052.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 214.77 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST 101.31 FEET; THENCE WEST 221.28 FEET; THENCE NORTH 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING a/k/a 287 PLANTATION DR., PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456-5408 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the front lobby of the Gulf County Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, on May 29, 2014, beginning at 11:00 AM. ET. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after 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 to any remaining funds. Dated this 30th day of April, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850) 229-6113. May 8, 15, 2014 98823S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No.: 232010CA 000181CAXXXX U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR BAFC 2007-2, Plaintiff, vs. DANNY HARPER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 29, 2014, and entered in Case No. 232010CA 000181CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for BAFC 2007-2, is the Plaintiff and Danny Harper, PNC Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger with National City Bank as Successor by Merger with National City Mortgage, Unknown Tenant #1 N/K/A Kristi Greer, are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 29th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 11, BLOCK R, UNIT NO. 2, RED BULL ISLAND UNRECORDED PLAT, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS: COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF THE NW OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 356.50 FEET ALONG THE SECTION LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE TO RUN NORTH 90.0 FEET ALONG THE SECTION LINE; THENCE RUN EAST 135.0 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 90.0 FEET ALONG THE WEST R/W LINE OF SESAME STREET; THENCE RUN WEST 135.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO LOT 12, BLOCK R, UNIT NO. 2 RED BULL ISLAND UNRECORDED PLAT, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS: COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF THE NW OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 266.5 FEET ALONG THE SECTION LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE TO RUN NORTH 90.0 FEET ALONG THE SECTION LINE; THENCE RUN EAST 135.0 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 90.0 FEET ALONG THE WEST R/W LINE OF SESAME STREET; THENCE RUN WEST 135.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 615 SESAME ST, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 30th day of April, 2014. REBECCA NORRIS, Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 Fax: (813) 221-9171 eService: servealaw@ albertellilaw.com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. May 8, 15, 2014 98821S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 23-2009-CA000248-CAAX-MX Division: Civil Division U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR STARM 2007-2 Plaintiff, vs. HYER DEMENT, et al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property located in GULF County, Florida, described as: LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 11, YON’S ADDITION TO BEACON HILL, A SUBDIVISION OF PARTS OF ORIGINAL LOTS 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 AND 10 IN SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 118 PINE ST. PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at AT SOUTH ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE, 1000 CECIL CONSIT BLVD., PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on May 29, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this count on the 30th day of April, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts. Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. File# 141180/tam May 8, 15, 2014 98841S PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SOUTH GULF COUNTY FIRE STATION AT SALINAS PARK RFP #1314-20 Qualified “Design-Build” TEAM for the design and construction of a two bay addition to the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Station, at Salinas Park, for the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. Proposers shall be ranked per the following selection criteria: **Firms shall be limited to those certified under 489.119 F.S. as a General Contractor, Building Contractor, under 471.023 F.S. to practice engineering, under 481.219 F.S. to practice architecture. **Submittals must be spiral bound and must include the following: Letter of Transmittal Table of Contents Introduction of Firm General approach to deliver services Information regarding the firms qualifications to provide the Design-Build services Project Team and Qualifications Experience with Metal Building design Experience with Metal Building construction Experience with Owner Direct Purchase Method of Costing/ Estimating Project Proof of Errors and Omissions Insurance for Designer Proof of Bonding Limit for Builder Florida License for Builder Florida License(s) for Designer Verification of ability to furnish payment and performance bond in the amount of contract and insurance coverage required by Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Current work load of Designer and Builder **Special attention shall be given to: Similar experience(s) in the State of Florida Engineering/Construction experience(s), with similar facilities Experience with Civil Design, Permitting with FDEP, FDOT & NWFWMD Experience with Design-Build projects Experience of Project Team Ability of Firm to deliver project in a timely manner Availability to project site(s) (Designer and Builder) Upon selection of a Design-Build team by Gulf County Board of County Commissioners, the designer shall meet with the owner, tour the proposed site and assist in evaluating the various building size, function and budget. This phase will include schematic floor plans, site plan and evaluation of individual fire department budget. The second phase shall be as follows: **The Designer shall complete documents for each site with budget review at 30%, 60% and 90% document states. After final review, the Builder shall conduct a final cost breakdown for each site and enter into a construction contract with Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. Proposals must be submitted by 4:30 P.M. (local time) on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida. Proposals will be opened on Monday, June 2 2014 at 10:00 a.m., local time at the same location. Questions to this RFP may be directed to Brad Price, Gulf County BOCC, (850) 229-6106, or via e-mail at bprice@gulfcounty-fl.gov. All questions must be submitted by May 15, 2014 and all answers will be disseminated by May 19, 2014. Please check the website at www.gulf county-fl.gov for any addendums which will be posted NLT May 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., E.T. /s/ Ward McDaniel Chairman Gulf County Board of County Commissioners /s/ Rebecca Norris, Clerk May 8, 15, 2014 98875S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No.: 2014-PR-000018 IN RE: Estate of JAMES S. PRIDGEN JR., a/k/a JAMES PRIDGEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Florida Estate of JAMES S. PRIDGEN, JR., deceased, (the “Decedent”) whose date of death was January 3, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Clerk of Court, Attn: Probate Division, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 under File Number 2014-PR000018. The names and addresses of the Ancilliary personal representative and the Ancilliary personal representative’s attorneys are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the Decedent’s estate, in-

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CALL 850-229-1663 OR SEND RESUMES TO OFFICE@EMERALDCOASTPLUMBING.COM Gulf Coast Alarm, LLCResidential / Commercial Alarms FL Lic EC13004293 850-648-5484 Creamer’s Tree ServiceCall Jason @ (850)832-9343 4518780 ** 2013 GULF COUNTY DELINQUENT TAX ROLL 2013 **PURSANT TO CHAPTER 197.402, FLORIDA STATUTES, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES ASSESSED FOR THE YEAR 2013 ARE NOW DELINQUENT AS OF APRIL 1ST AND SUCH TAXES ARE NOW DRAWING INTEREST AT THE RATE OF 18 PERCENT PER YEAR. UNLESS THE AMOUNT SET OPPOSITE EACH NAME BELOW IS PAID, WARRANTS WILL BE ISSUED THERON PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 197.413, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND THE TAX COLLECTOR WILL APPLY TO THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR AN ORDER DIRECTING LEVY UPON AND SEIZURE OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF THE TAXPAYER FOR UNPAID TAXES. SHIRLEY J. JENKINS, CFC TAX COLLECTOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 00011-910 1 P-0003300 $176.47 BAILEY & SONS DIVERSIFIED INC 00015-020 2 P-0003700 $1,260.38 BAREFOOT COTTAGES 00019-055 3 P-0004500 $868.79 BEACH PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE 00080-150 4 P-0011200 $1,368.00 CROWN ICE LLC 00135-000 5 P-0019900 $1,346.44 BROCK ALLEN 00143-230 6 P-0020900 $8,314.29 GULF COAST TIMBER CO 00180-300 7 P-0023500 $1,457.59 INSITE TOWER LLC 00180-305 8 P-0023600 $972.87 INSITE TOWERS LLC 00180-310 9 P-0023700 $445.09 INSITE TOWER LLC 00190-001 10 P-0025400 $416.55 DOCKSIDE VENTURES LLC 00225-025 11 P-0029800 $329.58 MACKAY PROPERTIES 00279-000 12 P-0037500 $5,500.56 PREBLE-RISH HOLDINGS LLC 00313-055 13 P-0042200 $201.36 SECOND TO NONE CONCRETE LLC 00330-000 14 P-0043400 $333.56 SOUTHEASTERN MECHANICAL 00342-050 15 P-0044700 $211.69 STEVE BRANT'S ROOFING INC 00347-025 16 P-0045700 $3,977.89 GRIFFEN OUTDOOR ADVERTISING 00414-000 17 P-0054800 $9,089.04 VISION BANK 00415-000 18 P-0055300 $228.12 WHMA FM RADIO 00426-000 19 P-0056000 $307.98 XEROX CORPORATION 00426-001 20 P-0056100 $73.23 XEROX CORPORATION 00500-000 21 P-0057500 $21,519.68 MATERIAL TRANSFER INC 00515-020 22 P-0057900 $1,343.32 SWACAT TECHNOLOGIES INC cluding unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, 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 TIME 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 15, 2014. Ancilliary Personal Representative: DAN EDWARDS PRIDGEN, JR. 613 Skyline Drive E. Mobile, AL 36609 Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative: RICHARD N. SHERRILL FL Bar No. 172812 CLARK, PARTINGTON, HART, LARRY, BOND & STACKHOUSE 125 West Romania St. Suite 800 P.O. Box 13010 Pensacola, FL 325913010 850-434-9200 Fax: (850) 433-9599 May 15, 22, 2013 98883S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No.: 13000078CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LEZLIE HOLLIS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 1, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13000078 CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and Lezlie E. Hollis. Billy Rich Wynn, Capital One Bank,(USA), National Association, successor in interest to Capital One Bank, successor in interest to Capital One, F.S.B., are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 7th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 3, BLOCK 14, PORT ST. JOE BEACH UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 248 SANTA ANNA, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456-6557 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 5th day of May, 2014. REBECCA NORRIS, Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 Fax: (813) 221-9171 eService: servealaw@ albertellilaw.com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. File# MA-018707F01 May 8, 15, 2014 98887S PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROPOSAL NO. 1314-21 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any person, company, or corporation interested in providing the following: GROUP LIFE and AD&D PROGRAM Please place YOUR COMPANY NAME, SEALED BID, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of your envelope, and provide five (5) copies of your proposal. Sealed proposals may be mailed or hand delivered to the Clerk’s Office located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Room 149, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. All proposals, with original signature and five (5) additional copies, must be received at the Office of the Clerk by Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Proposals received after the closing time will be returned unopened. Bids will be opened at the same location on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. All interested insurance companies, or trusts, are invited to respond with proposals. Each proposal document must be clearly marked “Proposal for GROUP LIFE and AD&D PROGRAM” Any questions concerning the proposal should be addressed and submitted to the County’s Agent-of-Record and Employee Benefits Consultant, Todd Torgersen, Combined Insurance Services, at 850-433-9996. Inquiries may also be submitted via FAX (850-432-5726) or E-mail (todd@ ciscompanies.com). Combined Insurance Services’ mailing address is: 2704 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32503. Proposals are not to be mailed to Combined Insurance Services. It is requested, however, that electronic copies be sent to his e-mail address (todd@ ciscompanies.com) on Friday, June 6, 2014. Gulf County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to award proposals by product, to waive any proposal informalities and to re-advertise for proposals when deemed in the best interest of the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. Ward McDaniel Chairman, Gulf County BOCC Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk May 15, 22, 2014 98897S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-162-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. REGAN H. SCHOELLES; TAMMY M. MILLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REGAN H. SCHOELLES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMMY M. MILLER; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY (INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE); BAY COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM, LLC D/B/A BAY MEDICAL CENTER-SACRED HEART HEALTH SYSTEM, F/K/A BAY MEDICAL CENTER; CAPITAL CITY BANK; and UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; UNKNOWN TENANT #3; and UNKNOWN TENANT #4, who may be in possession, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Partial Summary Judgment of Foreclosure and Order on Report and Recommendation on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment dated May 1, 2014, in Case No.: 13-162-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gulf County Court-house in Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 a.m. EST on June 5, 2014 the following described property: P arcel No. 1: LOT 5: Commence at a S.J.P.C. concrete monument marking the Southeast Corner of the Southwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and run N8937’40”W along the South boundary line of said Southwest Quarter of Section 35 for 828.57 feet; thence N0010’00”W for 1375.00 feet for the Point of Beginning From said Point of Beginning continue N0010’00”W for 125.00 feet; thence N8937’40”W 439.08 feet to a point on the Easterly R/W line of State Road No. 386; thence S0010’00”E along said Easterly R/W line for 125.00 feet; thence leaving said R/W line run S8937’40”E for 439.08 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel of land lying and being in the Southwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. LOT 6: Commence at a S.J.P.C. concrete monument marking the Southeast Corner of the Southwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida and thence run N8937’40”W along the South boundary line of said Southwest Quarter of Section 35 for 828.57 feet; thence N0010’00”W for 1250.00 feet for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue N0010’00”W for 125.00 feet; thence N8937’40”W for 439.08 feet to a point on the Easterly R/W line of State Rood No. 386; thence S0010’00”E along said Easterly R/W line for 125.00 feet; thence leaving said R/W line run S8937’40”E for 439.08 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel of land lying and being in the Southwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. Together with that certain 2004 Gena Mobile Home, Identification Number GMHGA4150431523. P arcel No. 2: Lots 18 & 20, Block 25 of BEACON HILL SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 2, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Together with a 2000 Bucc Mobile Home, ID #ALBUS29551. DATED: May 5, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk May 15, 22, 2014 98911S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Case No.: 11-17 CA CADENCE BANK, N.A., as successor by merger with SUPERIOR BANK, N.A., as successor in interest to SUPERIOR BANK, FSB, formerly known as THE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ABCD PROPERTIES, LLC; DONALD P. DECORT, and PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 6th day of May, 2014, in Case Number 2011-17 CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CADENCE BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff, and ABCD PROPERTIES, LLC, DONALD P. DECORT, and PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time on the 26th day of June, 2014, the following described real property, as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Lot 8, Block C, Park Point at Secluded Dunes, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, page 39, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL POST WITH THE CLERK A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF THE FINAL BID. THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE SALE PRICE AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. THE SUM REMAINING DUE AND OWING AFTER APPLICATION OF THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE PAID TO THE CLERK IN CERTIFIED FUNDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE POLICIES OF THE GULF COUNTY CLERK OF COURT. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER, OR BIDDERS, AT THE SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE REQUISITE STATE DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after 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 to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record, as of the date of the lis pendens, may claim the surplus. DATED this 7th day of May, 2014 REBECCA L. NORRIS, Gulf County Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk May 15, 22, 2014 Are you pregnant? Considering adoption? A childless, caring and loving, married couple seeks to adopt. Will be HANDS-ON mom and devoted dad. Financial security and emotional stability. All expenses paid. Call/Text Diane & Adam 1-800-790-5260. AKC Golden Retriever Puppies. Labra-Gold Hybrid See Pictures www .gracefulgoldenre trieveratindianpass.com or Call 850 227-2185 txt FL88126 to 56654 FoodCooks, Servers, Dishwashers, HostessesApply in person between 9am-Noon Monday Friday. 850-229-4227 Web Id 34288617 Food Service/Hosp.Best WesternNeeds Front Desk and HousekeepersExperience Required. Come in person to 249 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL. from 9am-3pm No phone calls!!! Web ID 34288560 Text FL88560 to 56654 Install/Maint/RepairCondo Maintenance30+ hours per week. Must pass drug/bkgrnd check. 850-687-9879 Web Id 34288020 Install/Maint/RepairCleaning Peoplewanted, Sat 10-4pm, w/ some Sunday’s. Starting Mid April thru Oct. needs to be dependable and detailed oriented. Ref req. Call Cathy at 850-227-6952 Web ID#: 34288983 Logistics/TransportEARN EXTRA INCOMEAre you looking to make extra money? Home delivery carriers needed in PORT ST JOE IMMEDIATELY Great opportunity to own your own BUSINESS For more information please contact Sal 850-227-6691 or Apply in person at: 501 W 11th St. and ask for a carrier application Web ID#: 34288962 OtherJOB NOTICEThe City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following positions:Part Time Summer Program Assistants and SupervisorsDuties include but not limited to: plan, implement and lead youth activities at a recreation site. Ensure all events and activities conform to appropriate safety and other rules. Ensure that facilities and equipment being used for programs or events are properly set up and maintained. Maintain the grounds and buildings for program. This is a rewarding job opportunity working with children ages 5 -18 years. This position requires a criminal background investigation. Recreation experience is preferred. Closing date is May 23, 2014. Employment applications may be picked up at City Hall or they are available on line at www.cityofportstjoe.com Please submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, P. O. Box 278 -Port St. Joe, FL 32457. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850) 229-8261. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Web ID#: 34288478 Text FL88478 to 56654 PSJ Warehouse Space For Rent. 1000sf, With Office Space & Bathroom. $600 month. Lctd.@ 228 Cessna Dr Unit can be combined if tenant needs more space 850-238-7080 Port St JoeCommercial/ ResidentialRental 2Bd 1.5Ba Efficiancy; short term 6 Mo, $1500 incl util or long term 12 Mo. @ $1,100 plus utilities Location! 2 minutes to St. Joe Bay, beaches, river and down town Port St. Joe 850-229-8014 or 850-258-4691 CellText FL84510 to 56654 Turn to classified’s Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you!