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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.comSubscribe to The Star800-345-8688For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Thursday, JUNE 12, 2014 YEAR 76, NUMBER 35 BOCC rescinds 7-day beach driving permitCommissioners move ahead on bed tax hikeBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com To fracture a familiar adage the road of good intentions can sometimes contain potholes. The Board of County Commissioners addressed one during Tuesdays regular bi-monthly meeting when commissioners unanimously approved rescinding the 7-day, or temporary, beach driving permit as of July 1. Commissioners had put the temporary permit in place last year as they raised the cost of the annual beach driving permit, an effort, as stated at the time, to provide a revenue-generator for short-stay visitors who did not want to put out $200 to drive on the beach. However, Commissioner Warren Yeager noted, the weeklong permit has had the unintended consequence of putting drivers unfamiliar with local beaches on the beach. The result has been complaints of excessive speeds, heavy traf c and most especially deep rutting of the beach. The 7-day permit is causing some issues, Yeager said. I think it puts people on the beach who dont know how to drive on that sand. Yeager motioned and commissioners agreed to rescind that portion of the beach driving ordinance with an effective date of July 1. In addition, commissioners also doubled the ne for violators of the beach driving rules. Jennifer Jenkins, executive director of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, said one issue is that the cost of the annual permit now nearly equals the ne levied for violations of driving regulations the permit is $200, the ne $250 so drivers were willing to risk a ne to save $200. Yeager motioned to double the ne to $500, which was unanimously passed, with an effective date of July 1. That at least gets people buying the permits, Yeager said. Jenkins added, It makes more sense. It also helps us keep control of the traf c on that beach. On the issue of beach driving, commissioners also agreed to a one-year right of entry agreement with Eglin Air Force Base concerning the beach along the bases property. The agreement requires the county to maintain the beach and increase signage pertaining to proper driving and areas prohibited to motorists and to assume the responsibility of the gate that allows drivers onto the area. The driving hours will be 9 a.m. until sunset and driving along the stretch where the Cape San Blas Lighthouse stood is off limits. In addition, all pets will be banned from the beach along Air Force property, a new requirement. Eglin of cials will review the agreement in a year as a step toward a ve-year agreement.BED TAX INCREASECommissioners also decided to move ahead with the process of implementing, not until at least 2015, an additional penny to the county bed tax. The county currently collects four cents, three for basic operations and marketing of the TDC and one for beach nourishment. The additional cent would fund a long-sought recreational complex in By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com The second round of Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores was better than the rst for Gulf District Schools. But, as Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton said Monday, they couldnt have gotten much worse. The district scores, released last week by the Florida Department of Education, werent horrible, but they werent great, Norton said and presented challenges the district is already addressing with changes that began last week with administrative moves. We have known for some time that we had our work cut out for us, Norton said. We have made a lot of changes and I think you will see some quick gains in test scores this time next year. The rst round of scores was alarming. The second round was more where we thought we would be. The rst round scores, FCAT writing results as well as third grade reading and math, were released two weeks ago and were, in some areas, historically low. At last weeks meeting of the Gulf County School Board, Norton called the scores unacceptable and a black eye. The scores announced last week, grade 4-10 reading, grade 4-8 math and grades 5 and 8 science, were better, but shortfalls remain. The district lost ground in four of seven assessment areas identi ed by the FDOE. Most prominently, the percentage of district students in grades 3-5 who scored at grade level or above in math dropped by four percentages points, from 59 percent to 55 percent. The drop continued among students in grade 6-8 on the math portion of the FCAT, with the percentage of students scoring at grade level falling by 2 percentage points. The percentage of those same students, grades 6-8, who scored at grade pro ciency in reading, also fell, in this case by 3 percentage points. The percentage of eighthgrade students demonstrating grade-level pro ciency in science also fell by 3 percentage points. On the plus side, the percentage of students scoring on grade level rose among grades 3-5 in reading; in grades 9-10 in reading; and among fth-graders taking the science portion of the test. I dont want to use any excuses, but the state has changed the test almost ev-By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com The Port St. Joe Marina will be teeming this weekend. The twelfth annual Kids Win Fishing Tournament will take place Friday and Saturday at the Port St. Joe Marina alongside the National Marina Day celebration. Presented by the Kids Win Foundation, the tournament is open to children ages three to 16. Those who register will learn the basics of shing and be armed with the knowhow to reel in a big one. Trophies will be given out for the biggest sh and most sh caught within each division. The Small Fry division is for kids aged three to eight and Junior, for children nine to 16. The contest is limited to in-shore, near-shore, Intercostal waterway shing and contestants can be no further than three miles from shore. Fishing can take place from a boat, dock, bridge, pier, beach, shore or while wading. The whole idea of the tournament is to get kids involved in the outdoors, said Rick Carrie, president of the Kids Win Foundation. We want them to become stewards of the water and the environment. The rst 350 kids who register for the event will receive a rod and reel, a tackle packet, T-shirt and goodie bag. Scene Around, A6See PERMIT A10District FCAT scores highlight challenges See FCAT A10FILE PHOTOThe twelfth annual Kids Win Fishing Tournament will be held this Friday and Saturday alongside Marina Day. PORT ST. JOE MARINAKids Win, Marina Day this weekend Trophies will be given out for the biggest sh and most sh caught within the Small Fry and Junior divisions. See MARINA A10Opinion .................................A4Letters to the Editor .............A5Outdoors ...............................A8 Society ....................................B2School News ...........................B3Faith ........................................B4 Obituaries ...............................B4Classi eds ........................B6-B8

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LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, June 12, 2014By MARK KKNAPKEPark manager, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park Special to The Star St. Joseph Peninsula State Park has a new park ranger. Lance Kelly took the position vacated by Dennis Maulding, who recently retired. Kelly is a native Floridian was raised in Tallahassee and has enjoyed visiting Floridas state parks his entire life. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys natural environments and likes to sh and hunt. Kelly studied various elds in school and worked several different jobs along the way. He found his calling in 2012, taking a seasonal ranger position at the Orman House State Park in Apalachicola. With his seasonal experience there, his education, employment history and various skills, Kelly had the best knowledge, skills and abilities of the candidates who applied for the park ranger position at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Kelly started work May 1. He really seems to t in at the park and is doing a good job. Kelly has found he really enjoys the diversity of the job and likes working at the beach. He enjoys meeting new people at the park and likes those he works with. He looks forward to a career in the Florida State Parks, and we hope he stays at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park a good portion of his career. ATTENTIONCURRENTANDFORMER WATERFRONTPROPERTYOWNERS: LASTCHANCEBPCLAIMSDEADLINEEXTENDEDIfyouownedwaterfrontpropertyalongtheGulfCoastbetweenApril20,andDecember31,2010,youmaybeeligiblefor thousandsofdollarsincompensationthroughtheBPsettlementfund(aslongasyouhavenotalreadysignedarelease withBP),simplyforowningyourwaterfrontpropertyduring thattime,andregardlessofwhetheryouhadvacationrentals ornot. IfyousoldwaterfrontpropertyalongtheGulfCoastbetween April20,andDecember31,2010,youmaybeeligiblefortens ofthousandsofdollarsincompensationthroughtheBPsettlementfund(aslongasyouhavenotalreadysignedarelease withBP).Ifyouenteredintoasalesagreementtosellyour waterfrontpropertyafterApril20,2010,andclosedpriorto December31,2010,youmaybeautomaticallyentitledtocompensationregardlessofwhetheryoucanprovelossofvalueto yourwaterfrontpropertyornot. Ourprocessforthistypeofclaimissimple,andwedoeverythingforyou.Our15%feeisdueonlyifwecollectfromBP, andyouwillnotbeliableforanycostsorexpensesinaddition tothefee.IfwefailtocollectfromBP,youwillnotoweusany costs,expensesorfees. Callusor emailus nowwithyourwaterfrontphysicaladdressandwewillcheckyourwaterfrontpropertyseligibilityon ourinteractivemapforpotentiallossofuseandorsalesloss compensation. PleasenotethatthedeadlinetoleBPclaimshasbeenextended.Thedeadlineis180daysfromyourrstpaymentunder theDWHSettlement(ifapplicable),or180daysafterthesettlementisnalized(thesettlementhasnotyetbeennalizeddue toBP'sappeals),whichevereventoccursrst.LawOfceJamesDorgan,P.C. Fairhope,Alabama 251-928-0192JamesRDorgan@gmail.comNorepresentationismadethatthequalityofthelegalservicestobeperformedis greaterthanthequalityoflegalservicestobeperformedbyotherattorneys. By WEES LOCHERER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.com With a deadline of late July looming for Mexico Beach City Council members to make a decision on the Parker House insurance settlement, Councilman Jack Mullen provided an update on the situation during Tuesdays regular meeting. The city has a $750,000 settlement offer on the table from the insurance company for the Parker House which was purchased in the city in 2011 and caught re several days later. After conferring with Panama City attorney Dion Moniz in April, the council decided to add rent payments on the bank building used as city hall. The building was purchased in February and workers were forced to relocate to the Public Works building last month. Mullen reported that the insurance company seemed open to the possibility of the additional $62,000 in rent reimbursement costs and asked for the city to supply additional lease and payment information to help bolster its claim. With the clock ticking down, the council discussed their options at last weeks pre-agenda meeting. As it stands, the council can accept the $750,000 settlement offer and continue with plans for a new city hall, which has been a popular choice with Councilwoman Tanya Castro and numerous citizens who have spoken out during regular monthly meetings. The option would forfeit the possibility of additional rent reimbursement, but would put the situation behind the council, allowing them to move forward with construction of a new city hall. Arbitration is another route that would have three appraisers placing a value on the claim with the highest two averaged into a nal non-negotiable number. That would be a gamble for the council as they face the potential to walk away with less than the $750,000 currently on the table. The nal option is to hire Moniz to le suit against the insurance company in order to get the rent funds reimbursed, but it would be costly to do. It may not be a nancially-sound decision, said Mullen. Mullen asked councilmembers how much money they were willing to invest in order to reap more money. He said the negotiation process had already become an investment of time. During the councils regular meeting, Mullen told the public that a special meeting would be held on or around July 1 to make a nal decision on the settlement. We all agree that the option were most comfortable with is the $750,000 plus the $62,000 in rent reimbursement, said Mullen. Thats probably whats going to happen.CANAL MASTER PLANIn 2012 the council put together a master plan to make major updates and improvements to the Mexico Beach Canal. Three years later, the city will receive a state appropriation grant for $1.6 million dollars to be put toward the project. In spring of 2013 the city also was awarded RESTORE funds from BP for the project, though theyve yet to be disbursed. The combined funds will cover the majority, if not all of the expenses for the project and the plan has been approved to begin design work. There are bright things ahead, money-wise, said Mayor Al Cathey.NNEW cCOUNcCILCathey, Mullen and Castro ofcially welcomed new council members Mary Blackburn and Jeff Tendler who were sworn in prior to last weeks pre-agenda meeting. I appreciate the opportunity to serve the residents of Mexico Beach, said Blackburn, who defeated incumbent Gary Woodham in the April election. I consider it an honor. Im looking forward to a bright year. Tendler beat Bill McGlothlin for former Councilman Bobby Pollocks chair. After serving two terms, Pollock did not run for reelection. Im proud to be here, said Tendler. Im looking forward to serving the city and doing things the right way. Castro kept her seat, defeating challenger Tom Bailey. Castro said, Thanks for giving me a second opportunity to represent you.Deadline looms for PParker House insurance settlement St. Joseph Peninsula State Park welcomes new ranger LLANcCE KELLY

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LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, June 12, 2014 P.O.Box244,PanamaCity,FL32402jim@judgefensom.com Itakemyjobseriously.Iknoweverydecisionaectssomeones Constitutionalrightstolife,libertyandproperty. Itake ty. NativeofPortSt.Joe,ResidentofBay CountySince1976 GraduatedfromPortSt.JoeHighSchool EarlyjobsincludedSt.JoePaperMill,City ofPortSt.Joe,StJoeNaturalGasand paintershelper. Metwife,Jan,incollegeandenjoysover 40yearsofmarriagetogether GraduateofAuburnUniversityandFSU SchoolofLaw Twochildren,bothareUFgraduates Activeinmanycommunity,outdoorand civicorganizations civic organizations FloridaStateCollegeofLawGraduate WorkedasAssistantStateAttorney WorkedinWashingtonD.C.for CongressmanDonFuqua WorkedinTallahasseeforState RepresentativeBillyJoeRish TriedOver100JuryTrialsin localpractice MemberoftheJudicialNominating CommitteefortheFirstDistrict CourtofAppeal RatednationallyAVbyMartindaleHubbell Aindicatespreeminentattorney Vindicateshighestethical standards PresidentoftheBayCounty BarAssociation ElectedCircuitRepresentativetothe BoardofGovernors MemberoftheDisciplinary(Ethics) ReviewCommitteeAttorneyatLaw years years years ttorneyat years 8 8 AppointedCircuitJudgebyGovernor JebBush Electedwithoutoppositionin2008 ServesasChiefCivilAdministrative Judge CertiedbytheSupremeCourttohandledeathpenaltycases RecognizedbyGuardianadLitemforhis positiveandinuentialworkwithyouth FoundingmemberoftheJustice Teachinggroupforthejudicial eductionofstudents CircuitCourtLiaisontothe ProfessionalismCommittee ChairmanoftheProBono Committee ChairmanoftheTransition Committeetothecourthouseaddition currentlyunder constructionCircuitJudge dle death penalty cases Recognized by Guardian ad Litem for his positive and inuential work with youth Founding member of the Justice Teaching group for the judicial eduction of students Circuit Court Liaison to the Professionalism Committee Chairman of the Pro Bono Chairman of the Transition Committee to the court house addition currently under By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com The Board of County Commissioners last Thursday began work on the 20142015 budget. County administrator Don Butler brought a series of recommendations from a staff committee reviewing the budget, seeking guidance from commissioners. Butler said that indications from the Property Appraisers of ce were for property values to move up incrementally this year after seven years of decline. The increase, Butler said, was estimated to be 2-3 percent, or roughly $190,000$265,000 in terms of new dollars for commissioners. The taxable property roll will be submitted to the state by Property Appraiser Mitch Burke early next month. Butler said the modest increase in revenue would not completely mitigate estimated increases in spending.Business licensesOf the proposals brought to commissioners last week from the review committee, implementing business licenses for the unincorporated areas drew by far the most attention. The license could be free or issued for a nominal fee because the idea was not to generate revenue, Butler said. The aim was two-fold, he said. One goal would be for the county to gain a better handle on small businesses operating in the county, for informational purposes and as a way to market economic development in the county. Having such information could also play a role in state or federal economic development programs and funding, Butler said. My intention is to do it just so we know what is going on, said Commissioner Tan Smiley. Additionally, Butler said, it would provide a front-end process to indirectly save county time and individuals money by preventing the start-up of a business in a structure or location prohibited existing land use regulations or ordinance instead of code enforcement closing a business on the back end. We are trying to nip issues in the bud, Butler said. But Commissioner Joanna Bryan said she was against business licenses in any form. Favoring less government, she said establishing a business license was an unnecessary expansion of government. In addition, she said, small businesses may not want to be marketed it is up to owners and part of the attraction of Gulf County was less government interference. I am not in favor of a business license, Bryan said. I think a lot of people move into the county for more freedom than in the city. We can enforce (business requirements) through enforcement of existing rules. Commissioner Warren Yeager said the idea for business licensure was not a new one and he had concerns similar to those of Bryan. Ive got mixed emotions, Yeager said. He supported moving ahead with the drafting of an ordinance implementing business licenses (Bryan dissented), saying there remained plenty of time for review and input from the public before considering the ordinance.Outside agency fundingThe review committee also recommended reducing or eliminating funding to outside agencies, but the idea had no traction among commissioners. Those agencies are Gulf County Transportation/ ARC, the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, the Gulf County Library (two branches), Gulf County Senior Citizens and the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. So many of these agencies provide an essential service to the county, Yeager said. They save the community money. Commissioner Carmen McLemore agreed, particularly about the Humane Society. They save the taxpayers a ton of money, he said. The $10,000 annual funding to the Chamber of Commerce was eliminated, particularly since the county has completely taken over the economic development element, but commissioners refused to touch the funding to any other agency.EMSStaff will again go out for proposals from private companies to operate Gulf County EMS. The BOCC has taken the step before but in years past all proposals from the private sector were more costly than maintaining EMS in-house. But the service is a losing proposition for taxpayers, even though annual de cits have been trimmed from more than $1 million by more than half the past few years after several costcutting measures, including hiring a private contractor for bill collection. EMS has a $1.2 million overall budget, with $1,000,050 in salary and bene ts alone. Solid wasteCommissioners charged staff with soliciting proposals to conduct a study necessary to support the implementation of of a Municipal Service Bene t Unit to fund mandatory garbage pickup in the county. An MSBU is based on the cost of a service, the number of properties that would fall under mandatory garbage and the cost of that service allocated to each property. A study, Butler said, would have to be undertaken to record necessary data to make a move to countywide mandatory garbage lawsuit-proof. Such a system would be single-payer on an annual billing cycle. The earliest mandatory garbage could be implemented would be October 2015. The use of a MSBU, which is a non-ad valorem tax, is common for such services as garbage pick-up around Florida.Redevelopment agencyCommissioners will ask the city of Port St. Joe not to demand of the BOCC the required annual payment to the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency. Butler said the agency had not requested funding for its rst 10 years of existence, the county realizes little bene t from the agency and the move would save $134,000. As Yeager noted, the BOCC has asked the same question before and been rebuffed.Vendors and leaveThe county will seek proposals from vendors for a payroll system for all employees of the BOCC and constitutional of cers, a new contract for fuel and diesel, telephone service supporting the existing voice over internet service the county employs and privatizing the administration of the State Housing Initiative Plan (SHIP) program. Staff will also examine ways to reduce the costs of advertising annual delinquent tax certi cates. County employees will also, as of January, accrue leave on a monthly basis, not annually, in a move that would cut some costs and mirror practices in the private sector.Commissioners begin budget business THE PORT ST. JOE STAR Like us on

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Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Alan Davis Editor: Tim Croft SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 OPINION www.starfl.comThursday, June 12, 2014 ASectionI share the college classroom I teach my classes in with other instructors who teach different subjects. I do my best to erase the boards when class is over. Gone are the days of chalk and beating the erasers on the sidewalk. We use dry erase boards with special markers that are designed to be used speci cally on these boards. Every once in a while, someone will use a permanent marker on the board, and it causes a little trouble. Alcohol will generally get just about everything off one of these boards. When I walked into the classroom on this day, the term self-ef cacy was written on both the left and right boards in the room. Im a math guy; Im not always sure what some of these terms mean that they teach in psychology classes. I assumed it was a psychology class. As students came in, I looked up what the term meant According to this place on the internet, self-ef cacy is A persons belief about his or her ability and capacity to accomplish a task or to deal with the challenges of life. It sounded a lot like con dence to me. However, I thought it was also applicable to my college students and their personal battles with math. A friend had recently reminded me about Henry Ford and his rst tractor. At around 19 years old, Ford returned to the farm after working for three years in the Detroit machine shops. While in Detroit, Ford had learned about internal combustion engines by tinkering with them. Back at the farm, he eventually built his rst farm locomotive or tractor that used an old mowing machine for its chassis and a homemade steam engine for power. We all know about Fords success. Henry Ford once said, Whether you think that you can or you cant, youre usually right. That is pretty much self-ef cacy or con dence or what our parents taught us hopefully. I found all these folks on the internet who were adamant about con dence and self-ef cacy not being the same thing. They used all these fancy words, theories and the notion that self-ef cacy includes not only thinking youre capable, but how strong the feelings are about your capability. Mercy They went on to say that folks could be con dent they would fail and that this term was meant to be used for con dence in success. It still seemed like a ten dollar word for con dence to me. I think I will stick with the word con dence realizing in my mind it means thinking you can do something. If I need to measure how con dent I am, I will continue to do whatever it is and hope I get better. Fathers Day is upon again and how can we think of our fathers without thinking of con dence? A good daddy builds con dence in his children by pushing them down slides head rst and throwing them in the deep end of the swimming pool. Fathers do have the tendency to push children a little more toward their upper limits, whereas mothers seem to be the ones who are trying to reduce the risks associated with the slides, swimming pools and somersaults. Im sure there are risk-taking mothers and safety conscious fathers, but in general parents balance each other out. In the middle of all this thinking about con dence, fathers and Henry Fords ingenuity, my son called and asked me, Do we have any plywood? Two thoughts immediately went through my head. The rst being I was proud that he was building something; the second worrying that he would be standing on this thing he was building he was building a stage to perform on. Somewhere in those two thoughts is the value of measuring my sons belief about his ability to build something and his capacity to accomplish the task or to deal with the challenges of life like falling through the stage in the middle of his performance. This self-ef cacy word might be a pretty good word after all. Read more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. By now, most people know about the perils of identity theft, where someone steals your personal or nancial account information and makes fraudulent charges or opens bogus accounts in your name. Lately, a not-so-new twist has been getting a lot of attention medical identity theft. Thats where someone gains access to your health insurance or Medicare account information and uses it to submit phony insurance claims, obtain prescription drugs or medical devices, or get medical treatment in your name. Besides its high cost, medical ID theft also can have deadly consequences: Suppose someone poses as you and gets an appendectomy; if you later entered the hospital with abdominal pain, your medical le would show that your appendix was already removed and you could be tragically misdiagnosed. Here are a few tips for avoiding medical ID fraud and steps to take if it happens: Your medical les are often full of information ID thieves crave: account numbers for Social Security, health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, contact information, email address, etc. All it takes is one stolen employee laptop or an intercepted piece of mail or email to leave you vulnerable. Sophisticated thieves will also hack computer networks of insurance companies, pharmacies, medical equipment suppliers and others who have access to your medical records. And unfortunately, the black market for stolen information is so tempting that employees have been known to steal data. Common signs of medical identity theft include: Provider bills or insurance Explanation of Bene ts (EOB) forms that reference medical services you didn't receive. (Verify all dates, providers and treatments and look for duplicate billing.) Calls from debt collectors about unfamiliar bills. Medical collection notices on your credit report. Just as you shouldnt hesitate to ask your doctor or nurse whether they washed their hands, so you should feel free to ask what security precautions their business of ce takes to protect your information. Here are a few preventive measures to take: Never reveal personal or account information during unsolicited calls or emails. Be suspicious if someone offers you free medical equipment or services and then requests your Medicare number. Never let people borrow your Medicare or insurance card to obtain services for themselves. Not only is this illegal, but it could be disastrous if your medical histories become intermingled (think about differing allergies, blood types, etc.) Regularly check your credit reports for unpaid bills for unfamiliar medical services or equipment. This could indicate someone has opened a new insurance policy using your identity and is running up charges. If you suspect or know your information has been compromised, ask for copies of your medical records from each doctor, hospital, pharmacy, lab or health plan where a thief may have used your information. Also request a copy of their Accounting of Disclosures form, which lists everyone who got copies of your medical records. Next, write them all by certi ed mail explaining which information is inaccurate, along with copies of documents supporting your position. Ask them to correct or delete all errors and to inform everyone they may have sent records to (labs, other doctors, hospitals, etc.) Keep copies of all correspondence and logs of all phone calls or other related activities. You can also le a police report and contact the fraud units at the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. You may want to place a fraud alert or freeze on your accounts. Visit the Federal Trade Commissions Identity Theft site for more information (www. consumer.ftc.gov). Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney. I was sitting on a park bench in Savannah, Georgia, watching the world go by when it dawned on me; the world WAS going by! If any place on earth has made a living attempting to keep every building, street and carefully laid out city square like it always was, this was it. They talk here a lot more about James Oglethorpe, who sailed up the river to found the city in 1734, than they do modern day congressmen and mayors. Youd think John Wesley was the current minister at the First Street Tabernacle. They walk you through houses with double parlors, copper ceilings and gilded edge china. For a nominal fee, you can gaze on the church pew George Washington occupied on his visit in 1791. William T. Sherman is vili ed as if he arrived yesterday with the Yankee marauders! They stand in line over on West Jones Street to eat at Mrs. Wilkes boarding house like it was serving up fountain of youth chicken livers. Progress for them is measured in cobblestone streets and Victorian spires. Of course, the air conditioned tour bus and the Taco Bells sprinkled just outside the Historic District belied the notion that things do, in fact, ever stand still. I actually saw one girl in Telfair Square that wasnt wearing a hoop skirt! A tour guide, in an unguarded moment, confessed he was just in it for the money. This place was selling nostalgia in a pre-packaged, homogenized way. I paid nine dollars for a house salad at Ye Olde Roadside Inn. I mumbled to the colonial clad matre d that his menu wasnt as authentic as his costume. They were offering Thomas Kinkade paintings and electric guitars in the market district of old Savannah. If anyone except me noticed this minor inconsistency, they didnt let on. And I dont think Oglethorpe waded ashore wearing one of those twentyve dollar Harley-Davidson tee shirts being hawked down on the riverfront. Dont get me wrong. I enjoyed every minute of my visit. It was de nitely a step back in timewith one foot! You could certainly get lost in the branches of the overhanging trees, in the names of Wesley, Eli Whitney, Juliette Gordon Low, Johnny Mercer, in the stately magnolias adorning the nearby plantations.it de nitely had the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil feel. But the city also had a modern day, commercial slant to it. There was a hustle and bustle that Im not sure colonial Savannah felt. These Rhett Butlers and Scarlet OHaras wanted to be paid before you got on the bus. I know one thing, it sure was fortunate for the city to have all those old buildings standing around. From my park bench I pondered the dilemma. This town was not unlike my personal life. I sure appreciated the peace, safety and tranquility of my past. Ive made a career out of exposing the old buildings of my youth. But do you think for a second I want to go back to cutting okra on a daily basis! Ye gads! I dont mind reminiscing from time to time but Im through cutting rewood, dumping slop to hogs and shoveling out barn stalls. Progress is not the worst ballgame in town! I kinda like air conditioning and color T. V. The shocks on my van beat the heck out of the springs on those old buckboards. And who wouldnt prefer formt Adidas running shoes over hard soled bootsor going barefooted. Life isnt standing still. Not even in this city of timelessness. Savannah might be more interested in right now than they are letting on. They talk old-time, gentile fashion, courtliness, Deep South and history. But they are really utilizing all they have to make the most of today. Now, there is a lesson that we all could take a closer look at! You just know when the trolleys close for the day, those Savannah patriarchs rush into the den and turn on the Golf Channel. They send kids off to college and worry about the cost of health care just like me and you. And when they go on a vacation I bet you the world doesnt look like Tomorrow Land at a Disney park! Of course, in this city of carefully preserved mansions, nightly Ghost tours, waistcoats and horse drawn wagons, no one is spilling the beans. Savannah acts like the period stuff is real. Youd think theyd never heard of microwaves and instant coffee. I gured Id play along. It didnt hurt nobody and it was in keeping with the when in Rome philosophy. I turned to a re ned, gray haired matron and remarked, You know, that Sherman was truly a rascal. Her eyes narrowed. She stretched to her full height of almost ve feet. A look, similar to what must be akin to the wrath of God, fell upon her whole being. She spit on the sidewalk and, without a word, disappeared beneath a grape arbor. I can tell you, shes never eaten at Taco Bell! And I might be completely wrong about this time not standing still thing.. Respectfully,Kes CRANKS MY TRACTORBN HeardDont fall prey to medical identity theftChewing the Fat With Mrs. Wilkes HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert Fathers and con dencePage A4 JASON ALDERMANFathers do have the tendency to push children a little more toward their upper limits, whereas mothers seem to be the ones who are trying to reduce the risks associated with the slides, swimming pools and somersaults. Im sure there are risk-taking mothers and safety conscious fathers, but in general parents balance each other out.

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Somepeoplemaybemorevulnerabletocontaminantsindrinking waterthanthegeneralpopulation.Immuno-compromisedpersons suchaspersonswithcancerundergoingchemotherapy,persons whohaveundergoneorgantransplants,peoplewithHIV/AIDS orotherimmunesystemdisorders,someelderly,andinfantscan beparticularlyatriskfrominfections.Thesepeopleshouldseek adviceaboutdrinkingwaterfromtheirhealthcareproviders.EPA/ CDCguidelinesonappropriatemeanstolessentheriskofinfection byCryptosporidiumandothermicrobiologicalcontaminantsare availablefromtheSafeDrinkingWaterHotline(800-426-4791). PleaseDONOTFLUSHyourunused/unwantedmedicationsdown toiletsorsinkdrains.Formoreinformation,pleasevisit http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/medications/pages/ disposal.htm. Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star.comComments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE Yo O Ur R OPINIONs S LETTERS www.starfl.comThursday, June 12, 2014 APage 5SectionHank Williams, Don Sterling and capital gains pain MArRGAretRET R. Mc DoOWellELL AA rbor OO utlook Your cheatin heart will make you weep Your Cheatin Heart by Hank Williams Donald Sterling now has reneged on his agreement to sell the Los Angeles Clippers. Perhaps he changed course when he saw his impending tax bill. Im not a basketball fan, but when I heard a professional basketball team was selling for $2 billion, I wondered how much the seller actually would clear after taxes. Astute advisers consider similar situations daily on behalf of their clients. How much will the client clear if a holding is liquidated? Or, how much will a client take home if he sells his business? After all, its not what you gross, its what you make after you settle with Uncle Sam that actually matters. Employing investment strategies that neglect a clients tax considerations can be detrimental to the clients nances. I read recently about a client who changed nancial advisors. The new advisor perused the clients portfolio, saw heavy allocations in one particular dividendpaying utility stock, and immediately sold the majority of the security. Turns out the client had held the stock for several decades and had originally purchased it at a rock bottom price. Because the stock had grown signicantly in value, the capital gains taxes were exceptionally burdensome. Back to basketball. Mr. Sterling reportedly was selling the L.A. Clippers to former Microsoft Chief Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Sterling bought the team in 1981 for $12.5 million dollars, so the franchise has increased in value by $1,987,500,000. Assuming no additions to his cost basis, Sterling would likely pay a 20 percent capital gains rate on this $1,987,500,000, or just under $400 million. If the team is determined to be a non-passive asset, the Sterlings may have avoided the 3.8 percent Medicare surtax on net investment income. Whew. But Sterling isnt selling the Miami Heat, a team located in a state with no income taxes. The controversial sale is in California, which just raised its maximum state tax rate to 13.3 percent. Thats more than $260 million extra owed in state taxes. Now we have got a tax liability of $660 million. Taxes are simply part of the equation, in business sales and investing. If youre considering working with a new investment adviser, ask him what kind of tax analysis will be performed on your holdings prior to the commencement of trading in your accounts. No need to shed tears for Mr. Sterling if the sale indeed goes through. His franchise ownership produced about a 16,000 percent return during a period of 33 years on his original investment. Thats an annualized rate of around 17 percent. This rate of return is surpassed, however, by potential new owner Steve Ballmer, whose original investment in Microsoft has earned him more than 55,000 percent during the past 28 years. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a syndicated economic columnist, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850-608-6121~www. arborwealth.net), a FeeOnly and Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisory Firm located near Destin, FL. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any specic strategy or investment will be suitable or protable for an investor. Communications reform should be on seniors radarBy Austin CurrySpecial to The Star Ask Florida seniors to name the federal legislation of the past 100 years that has the greatest impact on their lives today, and putting the Affordable Care Act aside, chances are most of us would mention the Social Security Act of 1935 or the law creating Medicare in 1965. Few, if any, would mention the Communications Act of 1934. No surprise there. Few Americans of any age fully understand this 80 year old law that was updated in 1996 still sets the rules of the communications market in America today. So as Congress begins its work to modernize the Act, older Americans have a big stake in the outcome. A successful update of the Act would assure the continuation of a healthy, competitive market that offers constantly improving Internet speeds and services at affordable prices. And dont believe the myth that these digital age services are irrelevant to older Americans. The Internet and new technologies and applications driven by broadband connectivity are becoming more and more a signicant part of seniors lives. Thats well documented in a comprehensive study from the Pew Foundation. For the rst time, more than half of older adults are Internet users. Nationwide, 57 percent report going online and 47 percent have home broadband connections. Online seniors also tend to be active Internet users, with more than 70 percent going online every day. This promising trend shows great progress, but clearly theres still work to be done to boost these numbers even higher. The best way to drive adoption rates among older adults is to make the value proposition clear through new and innovative uses of technology that will better the lives of older Americans. For example, even seniors who have zero interest in sending an email or surng the web have a profound vested interest in another aspect of broadband technology online home health care. Systems in use right now can monitor a patients condition at home and automatically send an alert to the doctor if a problem is detected. Broadband connections make it possible to remotely examine and sometimes even treat patients. Broadband support like this can make the difference between keeping elderly people with chronic diseases at home connected with their families or going to nursing homes. It also offers some relief for our nancially stressed healthcare system by reducing doctor visits and enabling better preventive care. Innovations on that scale are driven by billions of dollars of private investment every year by Internet service providers. To keep that investment and innovation owing, its time to remove the antiquated regulations left over from the days of phone calls served up by the old Bell system monopoly. We need an environment with a careful regulatory approach thats applied evenly to all the players who operate online. Thats the goal of the members of Congress advocating to modernize the Communications Act. Its early in the game yet, but the effort is gaining steam. As an advocate of issues important to older Americans, Floridas senior Sen. Bill Nelson should take a leadership role as this process unfolds. As a senior member of the Senate Commerce Committee and a strong candidate to succeed Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) as chairman, Senator Nelson will be a key gure in bringing this national policy up-to-date. With his leadership, Congress nally might be able to seize this unique opportunity to modernize our outdated laws. A modern Communications Act will ensure we have the right framework for our evolving digital age one that leverages technology to better the lives of older Americans and rapidly advances the role of mobile health care delivery. Austin Curry is executive director of Elder Care Advocacy of Florida. Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR

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LocalA6 | The Star Thursday, June 12, 2014Star Staff Report This page features photos submitted to The Star by our readers. We would like to make this page a regular feature, an opportunity for the photographers from this community, resident and visitor alike, to highlight the gorgeous, the interesting, the weird, fun or just plain best that Gulf County offers. Please send your photos to tcroft@star .com and help us shine a spotlight on Gulf County.Scene Scene around Taken from a helicopter drone, this aerial shows evidence of the previous nights turtle crawl on St. Joe Beach. COURTESY OF BILL FAUTH COURTESY OF SARAH BOSSTICKSand dollars on the beach. COURTESY OF SARAH BOSSTICKMarissa Schneck enjoys a bit of shade at the Port St. Joe Marina. COURTESY OF SARAH BOSSTICKA gorgeous sunset. COURTESY OF SANDY WARDA summer storm settles over St. Joseph Peninsula. COURTESY OF SANDY WARDThe sailboat Misty is pulled off the shoals surrounding Cape San Blas. COURTESY OF SARAH BOSSTICKSome fun in the surf of the Gulf of Mexico. COURTESY OF SANDY WARDPelicans lounge on the boardwalk and try to snag the sh as Sandy Ward and family sh along the Mexico Beach Canal. COURTESY OF EVA MADDOX DAVISSunset over St. Joseph Bay as seen from George Core Park in Port St. Joe.

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LocalThe Star| A7Thursday, June 12, 2014 By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.com Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton called action taken at last Thursdays School Board meeting the beginning of a reshaping of district administrative staff. Board members voted in support, but not until Billy Quinn, Jr. and board chair Linda Wood, acknowledged they had little choice in personnel decisions from the superintendent. Norton lled out the principal roster at all four schools, a process that began in January. He also tweaked job titles and some responsibilities for district administration as part of what he called a necessary multi-year plan. A plan formed by several factors. Sara Joe Wooten, the assistant superintendent for instruction, and Deborah Crosby, director of special services, will retire by the end of the summer. That is more than 60 years of experience the district will lose among leadership, including two critical positions within the district. They have more knowledge in their little pinkies than most of us will ever have, Norton said. Secondly, demographics necessitate some changes. The district will have roughly 76 fewer full-time equivalent students in Wewahitchka at the beginning of 2014-2015 compared to the prior school year. That is equal to roughly $325,000 on the bottom line, nearly all of a projected $355,000 shortfall predicted for the coming budget season. With schools in Port St. Joe not seeing much if any drop-off in numbers Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School will have enrollment of roughly 324 in the fall; Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High is expected to be over 500 a shift in school personnel is required. And nally, the impacts of initial Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, which Norton called a black eye and unacceptable, have impacted decision-making. Both elementary school principals were approved by the School Board. Tracy Bowers, who is the 2014 Gulf District Teacher of the Year, will move from the classroom to the front ofce at Wewahitchka Elementary School as she takes over as principal. Bowers was on hand to accept her trophy as Teacher of the Year. I work with a wonderful group of colleagues, Bowers said. I feel I was born to teach and I was meant to be here in this county making a difference. Norton praised Bowers passion and dedication. She is a wonderful asset to our school district, for her school and her classroom, he added. Dr. Sandra Cook is the new principal at Port St. Joe Elementary. Cook, a math teacher, succeeds Sue Gannon who requested a return to teaching math, citing in her letter requesting the transfer the recent release of FCAT results. Norton spent several minutes praising Gannon and her work in the district, noting Gannon has two years until retirement and skills in the classroom. Of Cook, he said, Shes had extensive work with curriculum and she knows schools. We looked at our ranks, Norton continued, noting that requirements for a principal in Gulf County, a Masters in Education and certication in Educational Leadership, obviously made the pool of candidates shallow, but strong candidates nonetheless emerged. We found people who are tried and true, Norton said. They bring local understanding, passion and enthusiasm. I have no doubt they are going to make fantastic principals. Before the School Board voted on Nortons recommendation, though, Billy Quinn, Jr., commented on the boards role in the process, saying it can not, unless in possession of information disqualifying an individual from employment, possess the power to overrule the superintendent on personnel decisions. Quinn said the board must live or die by the superintendents decisions on personnel. His comments were echoed by Wood. Hes making these recommendations based on what is good for the district, Quinn said. We feel hes making the best choice for the district. But we have to accept or nd good cause to overturn his decision. We are shooting to give students the best opportunity to succeed. The principals for the two junior/senior high schools have been in place since earlier this year. Duane McFarland, a former principal who moved to the district ofce two years ago, replaced Jeremy Knapp at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School after Knapp left on a leave of absence and did not return. Jay Bidwell, who became principal at Wewahitchka Elementary on an interim basis in January, moves to Wewahitchka Jr./ Sr. High School where he had long been a teacher. Wooten will be replaced by Lori Price, most recently principal at Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School and Martha Weimorts replaced Crosby. Board members discussed changes to job titles Price is director of instruction, Weimorts director of special services and Bill Carr is the lone assistant superintendent, for business, and accompanying tweaking in responsibilities and organization ow. Nobody will just come in and take over the jobs of (Wooten and Crosby), Norton said. Im needing to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. Norton said it was a reshaping of administration in the district, which also included moving two teaching positions from Wewahitchka to Port St. Joe.School Board, superintendent begin administration reshaping June 1 marked the ofcial beginning of hurricane season. In past years, Florida has had its share of these destructive storms, and it is sure to have more in the future. So, its important to develop plans to minimize hurricane damage specic steps to protect ourselves, our homes and our landscape plants. The arrival of hurricane season signals the need to develop some contingency plans to guard our lives and property from powerful winds and ooding rains. Ornamental plants and other landscape objects are especially vulnerable. One of the most important protective measures is to stake down any new trees and shrubs on your home grounds. By new, we mean any small trees or large shrubs youve planted with the past year. The stakes should be 2 or 3 feet long. Youll need three or four per tree. Drive them into the soil to a depth of 18 to 24 inches, slanting them away from the tree at a 45 degree angle. This will make them more secure and less likely to be pulled out. How far you place the stakes from a tree will depend on its size. A general rule is to locate the stakes the same distance from the base of the tree as the height above the ground at which you plan to attach the guide wires. To secure the wires and keep them from slipping off, make notches in the stakes a few inches from the top of each. Remember that trees account for 20 percent of storm damage to structures during a hurricane or tropical storm. A cubic foot of pine branch weighs 52 pounds. A 10-foot long branch can deliver as much as one ton of force, capable of puncturing the roof deck and/or damaging the trusses. Some native trees species survive storms better, requires minimal pruning right before a hurricane and stay strong with age. Good ornamental trees species include bald cypress, crape myrtle and Dahnoon holly. Check each one of your trees right now. Look for signs of structural weaknesses: bark thats falling off, poor branch angles (too close), root rot and internal trunk decay. Fruit trees in general will normally be short-lived because of severe hurricane winds, but exceptions do occur. Older trees are always the most prone to wind damage. Florida maple, live oak, the elm family and several others have good wind resistance as they age. Any trees that had their roots cut during construction are likely to fall as well as trees that were repeatedly topped and improperly pruned. Finally, examine each trees leaf canopy. Can the canopy be thinned out or made less dense by removing small branches from the outer edge of the canopy? For more information on preparing the landscape for hurricanes, call the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit http://gulf.ifas.u.edu or www.http://edis.ifas.u.edu. Prepare your landscape for hurricane season ROY LEE CArR TErRCounty extension director

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By Tom Baird Special to The Star With warm weather and warm water, the bay is get ting active. It is impossible to take a casual stroll in the sandy shallows of St. Joseph Bay now without seeing rays rays quickly swimming away, rays feeding and rays partially buried in the sand. The rays are prolic and are an integral part of the bal ance and ecology of the bay. Rays that are commonly found in the bay are the Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetoba tus narinan), Cownose Ray (Rhinoptera bonasus), the Bluntnose Stingray (Dasyat is say), the Southern Sting ray (Dasyatis americana), and the Atlantic Stingray (Dasyatis sabina). Rays are related to sharks and you often see them lumped to gether as sharks, skates and rays for ease of understand ing their physiology. Like sharks and skates, rays are cartilaginous shes, lacking true bone in their skeletons. Cartilage is the rm but ex ible material at the tip of your nose, your ears, and the pads between your bones at joints. It is the Atlantic Stingray that most people see gliding over or resting on the bot tom in shallow water and it can be easily distinguished from other ray species be cause the snout is slightly elongated and pointed. It doesnt attain a large size, only reaching a maximum length of about two feet. The range of the Atlantic sting ray is from Chesapeake Bay around Florida and through out the Gulf of Mexico and southward to the Bay of Campeche in Mexico. The adults are brown or pinkish brown on top and white be low, and they are truly lovely to watch when they are slow ly swimming, undulating their large pectoral ns. These rays feed on organ isms buried in the substrate such as worms, clams, and various crustaceans such as small crabs. They pos sess crusher teeth down in the throat called pharyn geal teeth, which they use to crush the shells of clams and other bivalves. These pha ryngeal teeth are frequently found in Indian middens in Florida, demonstrating that early peoples caught them for food or for the serrated barb on the tail to use as a tool. Rays can inict a painful bite if you are foolish enough to pry their mouths open to look at the pharyngeal teeth. Yes, it has happened to me. When rays detect the presence of prey, they will begin digging using power ful thrusts of their snout and apping their large pectoral ns to push away the sand and mud. With a little pa tience, it is easy to observe this feeding activity by either standing very still or sitting quietly in a kayak. When they have taken the prey, they will often leave sizeable pits or depressions in the sand. All those craters in the sandy shallows are left by hunt ing and feeding stingrays. The rays themselves are not without predators. Bull sharks and Tiger sharks eat stingrays. Atlantic stingrays can tol erate various salinities and can travel between the open Gulf into bays and estuaries. An unusual characteristic of this ray is that it can even live in fresh water. Atlan tic stingrays inhabit the St. Johns River here in Florida and there is even a freshwa ter population in Lake Jesup in Seminole County in cen tral Florida. Of course, what most people think of at the mention of stingrays is their ability to defend themselves with a quick ip of the tail. A serrated barb covered in venomous slime is not at the tip of the tail, but about half way down the long, whip-like tail. The slash or puncture wound that it inicts is painful, but rarely life threatening. Plenty of folk remedies abound, but it is best to simply get to a hospital for medical atten tion. There have been cases of prolonged nerve damage from a rays venom. The usual precaution is to shufe your feet and warn the bur ied rays of your approach. They want to get away from you as fast as they can. De spite the fear of rays, wounds from rays are rare, although this varies by location. Some tourist beaches abound with rays. About 1,500 stingrayinduced injuries occur in the United States annually, although there is likely a degree of under-reporting because of self-treat ment. A prominent lo cal kayak outtter and eco-tour op erator on Cape San Blas never has had a customer injured by a ray in 20 years. Con sidering both the number of rays in the water and the number of tourists wading and snorkeling, it is a testa ment to the fact that injuries from rays are relatively rare.Less seen and known are the closely related Skates. Skates look very much like rays, but generally inhabit deeper waters. We have plen ty offshore here and you have probably seen their egg cas es washed up on the beach. If you have seen the black leathery tubes with hooks at each corner scattered on the beach, these are the protec tive egg cases of skates. They are called Mermaids Purse, and are frequently collected by beach goers. While skates reproduce by laying eggs, our little At lantic stingray delivers live young. After mating, the de veloping embryos are nour ished by a yolk sac much like a reptile or bird egg. Howev er, after about two months, the little developing rays are nourished by a uterine milk secreted by the mother. By late summer, July to August, the female rays give birth to litters of up to four stingray pups, which are miniatures of the adults and ready to fend for themselves. Despite the fear of rays, they are smart, curious animals, and can be eas ily taught to be hand-fed and held. Resorts in the Carib bean have made tamed rays a photo experience for tour ists. Nevertheless, the rays of St. Joseph Bay can delight us, whether we are watch ing a pair of Cownose Rays swimming slowly together near the beach or observing from a boat as a spectacular Spotted Eagle Ray glides in deep water, or watching the common Atlantic stingray burrow for its dinner of clams and worms. These animals deserve our respect and protection. 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. 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JUNE 2-8 On Monday, June 2, the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce executed an order to pick up a juvenile who violated probation. Deputy J. Newsome executed the order during a court proceeding where the subject was arrested and later transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Panama City. On June 2, Deputy M. Layeld conducted a trafc stop on a vehicle on US Highway 98 and DuPont Drive. Mary LeAnn Young (30) was an occupant in the vehicle and had an active warrant for her arrest out of Hernando County Florida for Violation of Probation. Young was arrested and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility (GCDF) to await extradition. On June 2, Deputy P. Williams arrested and served Aaron W. Smiley (30) with a warrant for Burglary of a Structure while Armed. He remains in custody at the GCDF on a $5,000 bond. On June 2, Sheriff Harrison arrested Jason W. Laurimore (35) on State Road (SR) 71 near Gary Rowell Road north of Wewahitchka. Laurimore was wanted by the GCSO for Principle to the Sale of Meth. At the time of his arrest, Deputy Ferrell found Laurimore in possession of a glass pipe commonly used to ingest illegal narcotics. He was transported to the GCDF where he was charged with Principle to the Sale of Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was rst appeared and remains in the GCDF on a $10,500 bond. On Tuesday, June 3, Investigator L. Dickey arrested James A. Turman (19) in the 500 block of 3rd Street in Port St. Joe. Investigator Dickey developed Turman as a suspect in the vehicle burglary that occurred on Thursday, May 22nd, beneath the Highland View Bridge. A warrant for Burglary of Automobile was obtained for his arrest. Turman was transported to the GCDF where he was later rst appeared. Turman remains in custody. On Wednesday, June 4, Deputy K. Starnes arrested Bobby N. Hooper Jr. (42), in the 100 block of Suber Lane in Wewahitchka. Hooper was wanted for Violation of Probation on his original charges of two counts of Possession of Cocaine. He was transported to the GCDF where he was later rst appeared and released on his own recognizance. On June 4, Austin R. Hysmith (28) was arrested at the GCDF and served with a warrant for Violation of Probation. Hysmith was on probation for Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. He remains in the GCDF. On June 4, the GCSO received a 911 call regarding a domestic dispute in the 2400 block of Victoria Avenue in Highland View. Deputy J. Brock responded to the call. After investigating the call Deputy Brock arrested Samuel A. Wilkerson (39). Wilkerson was charged with Domestic Assault and transported to the GCDF. He was later rst appeared and given a conditional release. On Thursday, June 5, Deputy J. Oquendo responded to the 100 block of Cutoff Drive in Wewahitchka. The GCSO received a complaint regarding a theft of twelve to fteen rough cut planks of cypress. Deputy Oquendo continues to investigate the case. On June 5, Deputy S. Ferrell took a report of the theft of ten crawsh baskets stolen from Lockey Lake. The baskets were described as homemade and were taken between May 31st and June 5th. On June 5, the GCSO received a complaint regarding a theft in the 2600 block of SR 71 South in Wewahitchka. Deputy S. Ferrell responded to the call. The complainant reported the theft of a seat cover described as green with black stripes. On Saturday, June 7, Deputy P. Williams took a report of the theft of two porcelain angel statues from a grave at Buckhorn Cemetery. One was described as 18 inches tall and the other twelve. The items were taken within the week prior to the report. On June 7, the GCSO received a complaint regarding the theft of items from three separate rental units on Cape San Blas. Deputy M. Layeld responded to the call. The property manager discovered items missing. The location of the units were in the 4200 block of Cape San Blas Road, the 100 block of Clifton Place, and the 200 block of Haven Road. The manager reported the theft of ve televisions (three described as 32 inch), two Blu-ray players and an Xbox 360. There were no signs of forced entry into any of the locations. If you have any information regarding this case please contact the GCSO, or call CrimeStoppers at 850-785-TIPS. On June 7, Deputy S. Willis responded to the 400 block of SR 71 North in Wewahitchka. The GCSO received a call regarding the theft of copper wire from the location. The complainant reported that a roll of black insulated copper wire, valued at $275, was stolen out of the yard. On Sunday, June 8, the GCSO received a complaint regarding the theft of miscellaneous tools from the Gulf County Shipyard. Deputy M. Layeld responded to the call. The complainant reported that six locks had been cut off a trailer and several storage containers and replaced with new ones. It was reported that a bucket of assorted tools were stolen valued at approximately $400. On June 8, Deputy S. Willis took a report of the theft of a vehicles registration decal from its tag. The offense occurred in the 2500 block of Oak Grove Avenue in Port St. Joe. From June 2-June 8 the Communications Division at the GCSO logged 70 calls for the Port St. Joe Police Department, 33 calls for EMS, 16 calls for other departments/ agencies and 10 calls for Gulf County Animal Control. From June 2-June 8 the GCSO logged the following department activity: Security/ Zone Checks, 234; Trafc Stop, 40; Civil Paper Service, 19; Request for Security Checks, 10; Field Contact, 9; Information, 7; Theft/ Shoplifting, 7; Abandoned Vehicle, 6; Reckless Driver, 6; Suspicious Vehicle, 5; Citizens Assist, 3; Disabled Motor Vehicle, 3; Domestic Disturbance, 3; Escort, 3; Prowler/Trespass, 3; Sexual Offender Address Verication, 3; Street Obstruction, 3; Suspicious Activity, 3; Suspicious Person, 3; Trafc Accident, 3; Warrant Arrest, 3; Welfare Check, 3; Alarm, 2; Animal Call, 2; Physical Disturbance, 2; Disturbance, 2; Mentally Ill, 2; Harassing Phone Calls, 2; Assault, 1; Burglary, 2; Contact Message, 1; Noise Disturbance, 1; Hit & Run, 1; Lost Personal Items, 1; Prisoner Transport, 1; Recovered Property, 1; Death Investigation, 1. KidsWinTournamentFREEtoRegisteratthePortSt.JoeMarinaFirst350Kidsgetarodandreel,tackleandagoodybag! www.Kidswinfishing.com Friday,June13th Signin3pm-6:30pmEST Saturday,June14th Fishingcommencesat7:00amEST Weighin10am-12pmEST DonationsAccepted! NauticalFleaMarketFREEtoRegister. Saturday,June14th9am-3pmEST OPENTOEVERYONEANDANYONE! Mustprovideyourowntableandchairs. saltwaterclassic.comFather'sDayWeekend June13-14,2014REGISTRATIONISJUNE12TH@6PM LOCATEDATTHEHAUGHTYHERONPortSt.JoeMarina willbeaweighinlocation. Learnmoreathttp://www.nationalmarinaday.org/Saturday,June14th Law Enforcement/LocalThe Star| A9Thursday, June 12, 2014Law Enforcement Summary GULF COUNTY SHERIFFsS OFFIcCE BBB warns consumers of popular summer scamsSpecial to The Star PENs S Ac C OLA Summer is a great time to take that long-overdue vacation or make much-needed home repairs, but as the weather heats up, so do scams. Better Business Bureau serving Northwest Florida is warning consumers about popular summer scams. Dont let a scam ruin your vacation. Fake travel agents and websites are known for touting too-goodto-be-true deals in the hopes of getting your money in return. Whether its a fake timeshare rental or a falsely promised Disney vacation, dont let a vacation scam take you for a ride. Make sure the offer is legitimate by checking bbb.org rst. Keep your belongings safe during your move. Summer is the peak time of year for changing residencies and unlicensed movers and dishonest scammers are waiting to take advantage of the busy season. Not all price quotes online or over the phone are legitimate (or binding), and crooks are not likely to send an estimator to your home in advance. Also remember that the lowest estimate can sometimes be an unrealistic, low-ball offer, which may cost you more in the end. Beware of summer concert ticket scams. Before paying for concert tickets online, make sure the seller is reputable. Oftentimes, phony sellers will trick consumers into wiring money with no intention of sending real tickets. Most concert venues now allow ticket holders to print tickets from personal computers, which also gives scammers the opportunity to sell the same ticket over and over to unsuspecting consumers. Be wary of sellers who: offer a sad tale as to why they cannot use the tickets; only accept cash; want the money wired or transferred through a prepaid account; and/or pressure you to act quickly. Be wary of high pressure door-to-door sales tactics. Many door-to-door salesmen offer deals for everything from driveway paving to air conditioning repair to security systems. Before saying yes, get all promises in writing, including start and nish dates. Never sign a contract that has an open-ended completion date or blank spaces. Beware of job scams that can turn a hot summer cold. Finding summer employment is a top priority for most college and high school students. Dont let the seasonal job hunt turn into a huge waste of time and money. Always be wary of employers who require fees for training and background checks, or who tout no experience needed. BBB considers these red ags for employment scams. Find out more about scams and sign up for scam alerts at BBB Scam Stopper (bbb.org/scam). For tips you can trust, visit  bbb.org Gulf World Marine Institute acquires new stranding vehicleSpecial to The StarIn May Gulf World Marine Institute (a nonprot stranding organization) received a grant for $15,495 from the Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program, which is funded by the sales of the sea turtle specialty license plate. Gulf World Marine Institute received the grant to support transportation of rescued and rehabilitated sea turtles, including from Gulf County. Gulf World Marine Institute was chosen for the award through a com petitive application process that was open to coastal county governments, educational institutions and Florida-based nonprot groups striving to improve the livelihood of sea turtles and conserve Florida habitats. Launched in 1996, the Helping Sea Tur tles Survive specialty license plate raises money for two important programs that benet Florida sea turtles the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commissions Ma rine Turtle Protection Program and the Sea Turtle Grants Program, which distributes money back to the local level for turtle con servation projects. The Sea Turtle Grants Program has awarded more than $4 million in grants to 76 different groups for research, education and rehabilitation projects in Florida since 2001. The sea turtle specialty plate is currently number two in sales, second only to the Uni versity of Florida specialty plate. Its rewarding to know that so many people share our concern for Floridas sea turtles, said David Godfrey, Sea Turtle Conservancy executive director. What we do in this state has a dramatic impact on sea turtle populations around the world. By pur chasing the sea turtle specialty plate, Florid ians are voluntarily funding important pro grams to save these amazing creatures. To learn more about the Sea Turtle Grants Program and the Helping Sea Tur tles Survive specialty license plate, please visit www.helpingseaturtles.org.

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LocalA10 | The Star Thursday, June 12, 2014ery year since the FCATs inception and our funding has been drastically cut the past three years, Norton said. This gives us a chance to focus on where we need to be. They have changed the test so much I dont think weve been able to allow our teachers to fully get their arms around the material. I think it is shame we are the front lines on this, but we are all in this together. Breaking down the latest round of scores by grade highlights challenges across the district. In reading, the district fell below the state average for percentage of students scoring at grade-level prociency or the state average score in third grade, fth grade, sixth grade and eighth grade. The numbers between schools varied wildly. Among fourth-graders, for example, 76 percent (up 30 percent) of students at Wewahitchka Elementary tested at grade level while 53 percent (down 7 percent) of Port St. Joe Elementary fourth-graders did so. Among ninth-graders, on the other hand, 46 percent of Wewahitchka High School students scored at prociency while 68 percent of Port St. Joe High School students did so. At all other grade levels in reading, the schools at either end of the county roughly mirrored each other. That was not the case in math. Among third-, fourthand fth-graders, the percentage of students scoring at grade level at Wewahitchka Elementary School out-paced their peers at Port St. Joe Elementary 57-37 percent among thirdgraders, 80-65 percent in fourth grade and 55-44 percent among fth-graders. Nonetheless, the thirdgrade percentages, to focus on one grade, represented sharp drops for both schools, 13 percentage points in Port St. Joe and 19 percent in Wewahitchka. Only in fourth grade did students outpace the state in math, with both elementary schools average score above the state average and 80 percent of Wewahitchka fourth-graders scored at grade level, up 22 percentage points. That trend was reversed on the math portion in grades 6-8. The percentage of students in Port St. Joe who tested at grade level in math was well ahead of students in Wewahitchka 6547 percent in sixth grade, 67-47 in seventh grade and 61-41 percent among eighth graders. The district outpaced the state in every grade based largely on the performance of Port St. Joe students. Overall, at the elementary school level, Port St. Joe students lost ground for percentage of students at grade prociency at every grade and every subject save sixth-grade reading and math and fth-grade reading. Wewahitchka Elementary, in contrast, saw the same percentages go up in nine of 16 grade/subject areas. The district was below the state in science at both tested grades. The big concern, as voiced by Norton during last weeks School Board meeting, is what impact the scores will have when school grades are tabulated. Port St. Joe High School has been an A school each of the past two years and Port St. Joe Elementary has been an A or B school consistently over the years. Wewahitchka Elementary has consistently been a B school, with a C thrown in time to time while Wewahitchka High School came very close to a B last year. It appears likely, given the numbers, that both elementary schools will earn no better than a C. High school grades are released in the fall after calculations for dual enrollment, dropout rate and graduation rate are factored in. We will not have any failing schools and we will not have a D school, Norton said. Overall, I think we are a B district when everything is averaged out, but it may be that this year we are going to a B-C district. 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The city and county, which had each pledged at least $600,000 to the complex as part of an interlocal agreement, found funding the complex increasingly out of reach and within the past three years have agreed to indemnify each party from the project. Research had indicated that assessing an extra penny in bed tax a single penny currently brings in roughly $220,000 to provide the money to fund a recreational complex would be proper use of those public funds. In addition, a recreational complex, with softball, baseball and soccer elds, could be a signicant revenue generator. At the last regular meeting of the TDC advisory board Jenkins noted that recreational sports provide $35 million in revenue to the Bay County TDC. With a complex in Honeyville that could be expanded, county commissioners and the TDC are examining the potential of bolstering the marketing of the county as a destination for sports tournaments year round. We need to put in motion the process to implement the one cent, Yeager said. It will take some time to go through it but I think we should move ahead.COUNTYWIDE VOTINGThe Tallahassee attorney who has been examining the countys demographics, recent action by the U.S. Supreme Court in voting rights cases and providing recommendations on countywide voting will be at the next regular meeting, June 24, to provide a presentation on the issue to commissioners.VV A SYsSTEMCounty Veterans Service Ofcer Joe Paul told commissioners that given all the media attention regarding wait times at VA medical facilities the situation was much better for local veterans. He said the Jacksonville-based regional VA system had brought wait times for primary care visits to less than ve days and wait times for veterans seeking mental health assistance has been reduced to less than two days. PERMIT from page A1 FCAT T from page A1With 342 participants in the 2013 event, Carrie predicted 2014 to be the biggest tournament to date. Friday, June 13, registered contestants can pick up their shing equipment at the Port St. Joe Marina between 3 p.m. and 6:30 ET. Participants will also enjoy a kickoff party with a cookout and on-site classes to get tips on rod casting, knot tying, and casting nets. These classes will provide kids with important information to ensure they have a fun and active day of catching sh instead of remembering the one that got away. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Gulf County Turtle Patrol and St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve will have displays to provide additional information to kids on how they can do their part in keeping the environment safe. Following the kickoff, the ofcial rules meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Marina. The tournament will begin at 7 a.m. ET Saturday morning with weigh-in beginning at 10 a.m. Fishing ends at noon with trophy presentations to follow. Children may sh with an adult, but must be the ones to reel in all sh entered into the competition. Anybody who wants to learn to sh or just even just learn about the Bay are encouraged to come out, said Carrie. Kids Win was established to expose youngsters to the thrill of shing in a fun and safe environment. Registration is free and is open until the end day on Thursday. More than 200 kids have already registered for the event. MaMARINaA DaDA YMarina Day celebrates the marina industry and its role in boating with a goal of educating boaters on how to operate safely and legally on the water. The SeaTow organization will host a boat safety demonstration Friday to show kids how to properly launch and dock boats while answering any questions they may have. Saturday, the marina will play host to the Nautical Flea Market where marina customers can purchase boating items at a discount. The market will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET. Local vendors will be on hand with information and free giveaways and the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society will have animals available for adoption. The marina is a regular supporter of the humane society, and hosts the monthly Dogs for Dogs event, selling hot dogs, drinks and chips at lunch time to raise money for the organization. Live music on Saturday will be provided by Brent Romiti and Diane Peevy and Oyster Radio will host a live broadcast from the marina. Also broadcasting from the area on Saturday will be a Houston, T.X.-based outdoor recreation show. The Tourist Development Council is currently testing their outreach into Texas markets. Wed really like to get the community more involved in the marina, said event organizer and marina bookkeeper Krissy Beatty. This is an outreach to people to let them know about all of the marina services and to let them know its not just boats sitting here. Those interested in selling nautical supplies, registering or volunteering for the shing tournament should call the Port St. Joe Marina at 227-9393. MaMARINaA from page A1

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.comThursday, June 12, 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) His real name was Dino Crocetti, but what was his stage name? Stubby Kaye, Dean Martin, Red Skelton, Denver Pyle 2) Which Beverly Hillbillies character in real life was illiterate? Jethro, Granny, Cousin Pearl, Miss Jane 3) What was the name of Paladins (Richard Boone) horse during older TVs Have Gun Will Travel? Tramp, River, Fire, Rafter 4) Which of these was not an Elvis (Presley) movie? Kid Galahad, Kissin Cousins, Picnic, Wild In The Country 5) What is the largest city in the Arab League? Damascus, Beirut, Tripoli, Cairo 6) By best road mileage route which of these is closest to Phoenix, AZ? Omaha, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Memphis 7) What scale is used in geology to measure the size of loose rocks? Antioch, Otto, Wentworth, Marlin 8) Which Monkee is/was nicknamed Wool Hat as he often wore one? Davy, Micky, Peter, Michael 9) What was the middle name of the late TV host/producer Dick Clark? Howard, Thomas, Wagstaff, Westmoreland 10) In 1983 what ragtime pianistcomposer died ve days after his 100th birthday? John Roache, James P. Johnson, Robin Frost, Eubie Blake 11) When was David Bowie star-honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? 1997, 1999, 2006, 2013 12) How many million people was the Earths approximate population during Julius Caesars time? 2, 9, 110, 150 13) Chevy Chase starred in how many National Lampoon vacation movies? 2, 3, 4, 5 14) Approximately how many miles are in a 5K (kilometer) race? 2.5, 3.1, 4.2, 5.0 ANSWERS 1) Dean Martin. 2) Granny. 3) Rafter. 4) Picnic. 5) Cairo. 6) Omaha. 7) Wentworth. 8) Michael. 9) Wagstaff. 10) Eubie Blake. 11) 1997. 12) 150. 13) 4. 14) 3.1. Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com Ben Hardaway spent many a summer as a youngster near Indian Pass. Having not seen the area in some 50 years, Hardaway, 94, was in town this week reliving the carefree days of youth. It was good to get back down here, Hardaway said Monday over lunch with his family while recounting memories of the area with Betty McNeill, whose late husband, Jimmy, had lived on Indian Pass since well before World War II. I havent been here in a long time. I was raised up and down this area. Hardaways ancestors made an impact in the area. His grandparents owned one of the rst homes built at Camp Palms, which is about 1 to 1 miles from Indian Pass, between the Pass and St. Joseph Peninsula. Originally established as a sh camp, and named for eponymous trees that populated, the area Camp Palms would become something of a resort. Hardaways ancestors his A step back in timeGeorgia man revisits youth spent near Indian PassSpecial to The StarOn May 24, the Gulf Coast Hope Center of Gulf County Inc. held its First Annual Community Food Distribution at the ofce at 772 W. Highway 98 in Port St. Joe. The day began with approximately 35 volunteers arriving to setup the mobile stage for the concert, chairs for the guests, prepare the grill for the 200 hot dogs and hamburgers that were served to the guests and tables to distribute the 10,000 pounds of food that had arrived the previous day. Music was provided by DJ Lyn BigHoly Masselino and several musical guests from Panama City including Will Thompson, Britt Galbreath, Shawn Alexander and Chris Watts. Additionally, Linette Bailey of Port St. Joe presented several songs of praise. Food was provided to 224 individuals within the community. After all of the guests were served, the remaining food was sent to Liberty Manor to be distributed to the seniors who lacked transportation to the distribution site. It was a wonderful event and great to see all of the smiles on the faces of those being helped, said Matt Scoggins, president of the Centers board of directors. A very special thank you goes out to Centennial Bank, which presented the Gulf Coast Hope Center of Gulf County Inc. with a $1,500 check. Without the support of 5 Star Collision Center, Centennial Bank, A Hand Up International Ministries and The God Of This City Ministry, this event would not have been possible. The Gulf Coast Hope Center could still use additional nancial assistance from the community. Checks can be mailed to the center at P.O. Box 217, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. You can also donate online by visiting their website at www. gulfcoasthopecenter.org.Hope Center distributes food to community PHOt T OS SpSP ECIAL tT O THE StST AR By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com Every Saturday is a new chance to get the tness ball rolling. Now through October the Fitness Variety Pack Program offers free tness programs for Gulf County residents and visitors. The initiative was created by the Gulf County Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) to individuals and families that want to enjoy the outdoors and stay healthy in the process. We all struggle to stay committed to healthy habits, said Sarah Hinds, Gulf County community health improvement partner and health education program manager for the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County. Our New Years resolutions are now hitting the sixth-month benchmark and we havent lost the weight or kept up our diets. Thats why the CHIP partners decided on the Saturday Fitness Variety Pack. The next program, to be held Saturday, June 14 will include a Zumba class at the Washington Recreation Center led by Iris Gathers that will kick off at 9 a.m. EDT. At 9:30 a.m. a walking program in Port St. Joe led by Hinds will take participants on a stroll down the Port City Trail, starting behind the elementary school at the corner of Cypress and 22nd Street. Later at 9 a.m. CDT, another walking program will be held in Wewahitchka at Lake Alice Park, led by Denise Manuel. The same programs will be offered on June 21 and June 28 at the times and locations listed. A Zumba class will not be offered on June 21. Free pedometers are available to all participants to help them count their steps and their calories. I got started with the walking program due to a family challenge to become healthier and t, said Scott Warner, a Port St. Joe resident. Ive sat back for so long watching my father have health issues only to come to the realization that I am only following in his footsteps if I dont change my lifestyle Community Health Improvement Plan brings weekend workouts to GulfSee WORKOUtTS B6 See YOUtTH B6Hardaway cherishes this photo of him, his father, right, and George Cameron, the long-time manager of St. Vincent Island taken during the 1920s the day his father snagged a tarpon. TIM C C ROft FT | The Star

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B2 | The Star Thursday, June 12, 2014 HoneyisasweetandplayfulHound/ Mix.Shelovesattentionfromkids andadults.Honeygetsalongwellwith otherdogsandislearningtolikecats. Shewalksverywellonaleashandis learningbasiccommands.Ifyoucan givethisprettydogahome,pleaselet usknow. Ifyouareunabletoadoptatthistime, perhapsyoucouldfosterormakea Donation.AllpetsadoptedfromSJBHS willbecurrentonvaccinationsandspayed/neutered.Pleasedonot hesitatetoemailtownsend.hsdirector@gmail.comoradoptbaystjoe@ gmail.comorcalltheSt.JosephBayHumaneSocietyat850-227-1103 andaskforMelodyorDebbie!Onlineapplicationsandpetphotosare availableatwww.sjbhumanesociety.org Adoptionfeesincludeourcostofspay/neuterandcurrentvaccinations. OurhoursfortheshelterareTuesday-Saturdayfrom10am-4pm! Faith'sThriftHutisalwaysinneedofdonationsalso,andallthe proceedsgodirectlytosupporttheanimalsinourcare!Thehoursfor thestoreareThursday-Saturdayfrom10am-3pm. Ifyouaremissingapetorwanttoadoptanewpet,pleasecheckwithyourlocalHumaneSocietyor Shelter.FollowusonFacebook:St.JosephBayHumaneSocietywww.sjbhumanesociety.org DowntownPortSt.Joe850-229-6161 bowwowbeach.com301REIDAVENUE PORTST.JOEFLORIDA,32456 NowyoursourceforNewNutroSourceGrainFreeDogFood! 9454HWY98BEACONHILLATTHE MEXICOBEACHCITYLIMITS8506478310 MEXICO BEACH CITY LIMITS 850 6478310 9454 HWY 98 BEACON HILL AT THE MEXICO BEACH CITY LIMITS 850 6478310 GREATSELECTIONOFALLYOURFAVORITEBEER,WINE&SPIRITS LIVEONTHEPOOPDECK FLABBERGASTEDBAND SATURDAY9PM FRIDAY9PM SUNDAY8PM WEDNESDAY8PM KT&MEXICOJOE RANDYSTARK SATURDAY9PM KT&MEXICOJOE ALLTIMESEASTERNFUNTIMES LIVE ON THE POOP DECK MEXICO BEACH CITY LIMITS 850 6478310 GREAT SELECTION OF ALL YOUR FAVORITE BEER, WINE & SPIRITS UPCOMINGEVENTS KARAOKE-THURSDAY,FRIDAY& SATURDAY-9PMWITHDEBRAATTHETOPOFTHECROWSNEST TheBay,Gulf,HolmesandWashington RegionalTransportationPartnership(RTP) willholdapublicmeetingat10am(CentralTime) onMonday,June23,2014, attheWashington CountyAdministrativeBuilding,1331S.Blvd. inChipley,Florida. Theagendaincludesthe electionofnewofcersfora3-yearterm(2014to 2017);areviewoftheregionalnetwork;reviewof TransportationRegionalIncentiveProgram(TRIP) criteria;andapprovalofTRIPprojects. Public Participationissolicitedwithoutregardtorace, color,nationalorigin,sex,age,religion,disability orfamilystatus.Reasonableaccommodationswill bemadeforaccesstothismeetinginaccordance withtheAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct. Please contactBrandiWhitehurst,800-226-8914x204or brandi.whitehurst@wfrpc.orgforinformationor accommodationassistance.PorfavoralaSr.Dan Deanda,delosrequistosdeaccesooelidiomaen el800-995-8771ext.227o1-800-995-8771para TTY-Floridaalmenos48horasdeantelacion. Star Staff ReportHarry Buzzett, 90, who grew up in Apalachicola and a long-time resident of St. George Island attended his 70th West Point Reunion May 20. Buzzett is now living in Tampa and visits St. George Island whenever possible. Buzzett graduated from West Point on June 6, 1944, the same day his brother, Julian (Rex) Buzzett, was killed on Utah Beach during the invasion of Normandy. A street in Apalachicola is named in honor of Rex.Star Staff ReportSkylar and Christina Clayton honored their greatgrandmother last week at Cut N Up in Port St. Joe. Skylar, 9, and little sister, Christina, 6, donated 17 inches of their hair to the Children with Hair Loss Foundation. The donation was sent off in memory of their Great Granny, Barbara Lawder, who passed away four years ago after a battle with cancer. Lawder always gave to others and instilled that quality in her greatgranddaughters, said Mary Clayton, the girls mother. This was the second time Skylar, who donated eight inches, has made a donation to the foundation. For Christina, who donated nine inches of her hair, this was a rst. The foundation provides customized human hair replacement and care kits to over 300 children a year. The girls said that this is something that they will continue to do as they grow in memory of (their great-grandmother), Mary Clayton said. When the girls decided they wanted to donate their hair, they visited Andrea Adams on Cut N Up. Andrea was amazing with the girls, very patient and excited to help them with their donation, Mary Clayton said. Adams and the team at Cut N Up have discussed a community event to raise hair donations for the Children with Hair Loss Foundation, Clayton added. American Legion Post 116 meetingThere will be a general session American Legion Post 116 meeting at 4 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 19. The meeting will be held at the VFW Post 10069 on Trout Avenue in Highland View. Members are urged to attend. Eligibility for membership and benets can be found on the American Legion website: http://www.legion.org/. We invite all eligible veterans to join our organization. For God and Country.Community sh dinner to benet Bikes for Boys and GirlsR.A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77, Knights of Pythias, Port St. Joe will host a dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET on Friday, June 20 at Frank Pate Park on U.S. 98 East. The meal will consist of Mullet sh, baked beans, coleslaw, hush puppies and tea. The cost for the meal is $6. Anyone purchasing a pre-sale dinner ticket will be eligible for the drawing of one free night stay at the Holiday Inn Select in Panama City across from the Mall. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to benet the Knights of Pythias Bikes for Boys and Girls program. We are expanding our bike program countywide, said Chancellor Commander Clarence Monette. Working with Jerry Stokoe and Billy Dixson in Port St. Joe and Bob Sutton in Wewahitchka, we plan to have 100 bicycles to give to boys and girls in Gulf County at Christmas. Members of the Knights of Pythias are collecting old, new and used bikes for restoration and distribution. The program will provide bikes for boys and girls who would not normally get a bike. Working in conjunction with the Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Christmas initiative, Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce, Gulf County Fire Departments, Salvage Santa in Panama City and the Gulf County School System, boys and girls in the area will be identied to receive bikes. The program also helps the environment by keeping the bikes out of landlls and putting them in the hands of boys and girls for their enjoyment. Anyone wishing to donate a new or used bike may drop the bike off at any re station in Gulf County or at the ofce of the Port St. Joe Police Department. For additional information about the Knights of Pythias; Bikes for Boys and Girls Program and/or dinner tickets contact: Clarence Monette at 899-1479; David Lewis at 899-2235; Jerry Stokoe at 348-9108 or Bob Sutton at 639-5721. MONTGOMERY A Warrior, Ala. physician has been inducted into the Medical Association of the State of Alabamas 50-YearClub, an elite association of Alabamas physicians who have been practicing medicine for at least 50 years, a member of MASA, and served on their county societies as ofcers, committee chairs or committee members. Oliver Hunt Harper, MD, was celebrated during MASAs Annual Session in May for his continued dedication to honoring the patientphysician relationship for 50 years. He served two years in the U.S. Public Health Service, has practiced internal medicine in Crestview, Fla.; Kediri, Javatimus, Indonesia; and Warrior, Ala. He has served in missions during his career and was honored by the Foreign Mission Board in 1982. His hometown of Port St. Joe, Fla., named Dr. Harper to its Hall of Fame. Despite all the medical advances we have experienced and the many more to come, we wouldnt be where we are today without the sacrices and dedication of physicians like you who have impacted countless lives throughout your careers, said MASAs Immediate Past President Michael Flanagan, MD, who ofciated the ceremony. We salute you for your service, knowledge, experience and the leadership you have brought to our profession. Every year I am amazed at our inductees remarkable accomplishments. Our upcoming generations of physicians have big shoes to ll. The Medical Association of the State of Alabama is the oldest and largest organization representing physicians and medicine in Alabama. MASA exists to serve, lead and unite physicians in promoting the highest quality of healthcare for the people of Alabama through advocacy, information and education. Society brBRIeEFSCoO Urte RTE Sy Y oO F Mary ARY Clayton LAYTONLEFT: Christina Clayton. RIGHT: Skylar ClaytonClayton sisters donate hair in memory of Great Granny PSJ native joins Alabama Medical Association 50-year club OlLIVerER HUntNT HarperARPER, MD Harry Buzzett at his West Point reunion. At right, Harry Buzzetts West Point photo.Buzzett attends West Point ReunionphotoPHOTO S CoO Urte RTE Sy Y oO F Joe OE BUZZett ETT | Special to The StarThe family of Harry Buzzett, (Lisa, Catherine, Harry, Billy, Joe and Ellen) visiting Julian (Rex) Buzzetts grave in Normandy, France, in 2006. Society

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The Star| B3Thursday, June 12, 2014 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 INMEMORYOFDR.LARSONLARRYBLAND,19382014 PSJ student graduates from McCallie SchoolPort St. Joe student Barrett Lake was a member of the 2014 graduating class of McCallie School in the May 18 Commencement ceremonies on the McCallie campus in Chattanooga, Tenn. Barrett, a boarding student, is the son of Tommy and Jennie Lake of Port St. Joe. He received Academic Excellence, nonresident tuition and Engineering Excellence Scholarships to attend Mississippi State. McCallie, a college preparatory boarding and day school for boys is considered one of the nations top independent schools.Coach Vernon C. Eppinette ScholarshipAn education scholarship has been established at Port St. Joe High School in Coach Eppinettes honor which will be awarded annually to a deserving SHARK graduate. Charitable Contributions may be sent to Sissy Worley, Gulf County School Board, 150 Middle School Road in Port St. Joe.Kids College at the Gulf/ Franklin CampusDigital Kids, an exciting class for young students to learn the skills they need to be successful in todays increasingly digital world, will be offered from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 19 at the Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College. Geared for students 7-10 years of age, the class will provide students with the opportunity to learn keyboarding skills and computer skills through a variety of fun, handson activities. The cost for the class is $29 per student. You may register for the class on line at www. gulfcoast.edu/corpcollege/ registration or by visiting the Gulf/Franklin Campus at 3800 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe. If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Gulf/Franklin Campus at 227-9670. Correctional Ofcer program at Gulf/FranklinA new Correctional Ofcer program will be starting at the Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College in Port St. Joe, on Aug. 25. The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as correctional ofcers. The program includes the basic standards courses mandated for certication as a correctional ofcer in the state of Florida. Students who graduate from this program would typically work as correctional ofcers within a county or state correctional facility. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the State Ofcer Certication Exam for correctional ofcers. The program will be conducted using the new shorter curriculum and will meet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET for approximately three months. For more information, please call Brenda Burkett at 2279670, ext. 5507, or email her at bburkett@gulfcoast.edu The application deadline for Pell Grants and other nancial aid is fast approaching, so please call today or come by the ofce located in Building B at the Gulf/ Franklin Campus, 3800 Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe to pick up your application packet.Star Staff ReportsCaitlin Godwin and Haley Wood from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School were among the winners announced recently during the annual Junior Achievement luncheon for its essay contest. The luncheon was held at the Bonesh Grill in Panama City. Godwin submitted the winning essay in the high school division and Wood was awarded third place. Each student received a medallion, gift cards from Target and Wal-Mart and U.S. savings bonds ($100 for Godwin and $50 for Wood) provided by the Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union. Carol Cathey, who serves as the JA classroom volunteer in Port St. Joe, was also on hand. BARReETT LAkeKE School bBRIefsEFS School News Spec PEC IAl L To O TT He E STAR The winners for the JA Essay Contest were announced recently during a luncheon at the Bonesh Grill in Panama City. PSJ students earn JAA essay awards WHAT II LeEARNeED IN JUNIoOR AcACHIevemeEVEMENT By Haley WoodThe most important thing I learned from Junior Achievement was how to properly save and spend money. Learning the importance of these practices are essential and will be very helpful in the future. Having the opportunity to learn these skills will put me a step ahead when it comes to doing this on my own. Saving money, spending money wisely, balancing a checkbook and learning about banking and loans are all things I will need to know. These are good, yet, common skills that will always be put into play. There is a need in this day and time to know how to do these things, but no class in the present curriculum teaches this principles. Junior Achievement was a great addition to my junior year, allowing me to learn the skills necessary for the future. WHAT II leLEARNeED IN JUNIoOR AcACHIevemeEVEMENT By Caitlin GodwinIn my Junior Achievement class we learned many skills that are extremely applicable to everyday life. The most important to me, however, was the timeline of life goals we created. My timeline consisted of graduating high school, attending college, getting married, buying a home, having children and retirement. To correspond with each goal, we set a budget. A certain dollar amount was predicted for college tuition, a wedding, a home, each child and a sizeable savings account come retirement time. It really helped me to put the true expenses of things into perspective. Prior to this class, I had never realized the actual expenditures of life, so this exercise really helped me to set feasible goals.

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FAITHThursday, June 12, 2014 Page B4This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com SOUTHERLANDFAMILY FUNERALHOME(850)229-8111 (TraditionalServices1928BCP) COMFORTER FUNERALHOME (850)227-1818 1602Hwy98,MexicoBeach,FL(850)648.1151www.livingwateratthebeach.comWEEKLYSCHEDULESUNDAY -8:00AM-WorshipatSunsetPark (onthesand) 10:00AM-BibleStudyat1602Highway98 MONDAY -7:00PM-LifetreeCaf. 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Offeringcomfort andassistance inyourtimeofgriefHollyHill FuneralHome2775GarrisonAve PortStJoe,Florida(850)229-1929 Brandico Granite&Stone,LLCMonuments,Markers,Mausoleums,Copinglotsetc.Providingallyourcemeteryneeds(850)215-4679 6913E.Hwy22,Callaway,Florida 6913 E. Hwy 22, Callaway, Florida Brandico Granite & Stone, LLC Monuments, Markers, Mausoleums, Coping lots etc. Providing all your cemetery needs (850) 215-4679 6913 E. Hwy 22, Callaway, Florida Mr. Oma F. Bouington, 89, of Port St. Joe, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Mr. Bouington was born July 7, 1924 to Rev. William and Minni Marie Bouington. Mr. Bouington was a member of Port St. Joe Church of the Nazarene. He was retired from the United States Air Force and civil service at Tyndall Air Force Base. Mr. Bouington started his military career in 1942 at the age of eighteen while stationed at the Army Air Corps Base in Fort Myers, FL. He served at numerous stations throughout the world, once having his plane shot down, retiring from the military in 1968 while stationed at George Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California. Mr. Bouington was very active; he enjoyed bowling, gol ng and tennis. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Mr. Bouington was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. William and Minni Bouington; son, Mark Allan Bouington; brothers: Charlie Bouington, J.W. Bouington, and Bill Bouington; and sisters: Mary Uitts, Mariam Pfeifer, Yvonne Money, and Clair Weems Bouington. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Voncelle Bouington; son, Thomas Bouington; daughter, Teena Patrick and husband Reggie; sister, Barbara Parker all of Port St. Joe; three grandchildren, Stephanie Davis and husband Allan, Mitchell Owens, and Michael Bouington and wife Bell; great-grandchildren, A.J. Davis, Ava Davis, and Abagail Davis. Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. noon, EDT, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Port St. Joe Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Mike Evans of ciating. Interment followed in Holly Hill Cemetery.Oma F. (Bo) BouingtonCharlie A. Clements, 88, of Port St. Joe passed away Wednesday June 4, 2014, at his home. Born in Youngstown, Charlie served in the United States Navy during WWII. After serving in the military he went to work for the St. Joe Paper Company as a Car Bracer until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Helen. He is survived by his children, Brenda Jordan and husband Brady of Wewahitchka, Kenny Clements and wife Terry of Highland View, and Kevin Clements and wife Melissa of Overstreet; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous relatives and friends. Graveside services were held at Holly Hill Cemetery at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday, June 7, 2014 with the Rev. Glen Davis of ciating. Interment followed. Services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.Charlie A. ClementsWalter Mack Graham, 87 of White City, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014. He was born on May 3, 1927, in Frink, Florida. He was a faithful member of White City First Baptist Church, where he served until his health failed. He served his country in WW II in the US Navy and also served as Gulf County Commissioner from 1962-1974. Walter was a member of VFW Post 10069; the American Legion; Dixie Masonic Lodge 109Blountstown, FL; Bay County Chapter 39 RAM; Panama City Council No. 26 R & SM and St. Johns Commandery No. 29 Knights Templar-Panama City, FL. He retired from St. Joe Paper Company in 1992, after 44 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Pearl Kinard Graham; daughter, Charlotte Colbert; granddaughter, Kristy Graham; son-in-law, Jerry Wood and his siblings: Frank Graham, Stella Scully, Allie Williams, Ruby Bozeman, Duncan Graham, Pearl Marlow Mamie Pitts and Maggie Barrier. He is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Ruth Freeman Graham; his children, Linda Wood and Holly Atkins (Charles) of Port St Joe, Judy Rowan of Crestview, Robert Graham (Kathy) of White City and son-in-law David Colbert (Jan) of Tallahassee; his grandchildren, Al Wood (Jenna), Brian Wood (Savannah), Analisa Wood Sellers (Jayce), Marci Rowan Gif n (Steve), Lisa Rowan Daugherty (Dan), Michael Douds, Tammy Colbert Mackey (Matt), Matthew Colbert (Suzy), Kelley Graham Smith (Hunter), Johnathon Graham, Katie Graham and Charla Atkins Douglas (Justin); and his great grandchildren, Devin & Ethan Wood, Peyton & Aubrey Sellers, Colton Wood, Wake Gif n, Brandon Williams, Madison Daugherty, Jayden Douds, Caleb, Charlotte & Colby Mackey, Hayden Hunter, David Colbert, Zackery Lebel, Avery & Maddox Smith, Madilee Douglas and a large extended family. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at White City First Baptist Church with Rev. Nick Davis and Rev. Hubert Six of ciating. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 9, at the church. Walters grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Those who wish may make donations to the American Diabetes Foundation, www.diabetes. org/donate or 800-diabetes, or the White City First Baptist Church. Services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.Walter Mack GrahamEPPINETTE FAMILYOur family will be forever humbled by the love and support shown to us during Verns extended illness and passing. The phone calls, emails, visits, owers, cards, and hugs have been a tremendous blessing to us. Vern decided many years ago to make Gulf County his forever home, and the many gestures of love and kindness extended our way during this dif cult time have made it very obvious why he chose to do so. Verns thumbprint will forever remain on the lives of those he touched. Our prayer is that God continue to bless each of you as you have blessed Vern and our family.Judy Eppinette and family Card of THANKS Obituaries Jesus is amazing graceLord, we know were not temptation proof, we fail you every day. We ask you Lord for guidance, as we travel lifes highway. Things like pride can provide an opening for the thrust of a satanic dart. A critical tongue and quick temper also play a good part. Impatience and the love of money bring with it temptation too. Anything contrary to your will is what most people want to do. If you belong to Jesus you have a job to do. It matters not how long or small the job is just for you. When doing this job stay close to God, read the word and pray. Its hard for Satans darts to strike with angel wings in the way. Then hopefully we can say with Paul, we fought a good ght, we ran a good race. We thank you Lord for your amazing grace.Billy Johnson

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The Star| B5Thursday, June 12, 2014 RealEstatePicks BestValuesontheForgottenCoast 4516380850-227-8890/850-227-7770 www.coastalrealtyinfo.com Thereisplentyofroomwith4bedrooms,4.5baths and3deckstoenjoytheviewthegorgeoussunsets. Over2,000sqft.oflivingspacewithprivateelevator accesstoeachlevel.TileFloorsandcrownmolding inkitchen,diningandlivingareas.540sqft.ofdecks. 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Why Would a Caring God Bless Some and Not Others? features the lmed stories of people affected by a devastating re. Some residents describe how their house was miraculously spared, while others tell how their lives possessions were lost in the forest re. After the smoke cleared, residents and re ghters remarked how the re seemed to surround but stop before devouring some houses, says Lifetree representative Craig Cable. Disasters like this cause people to question things like divine interventionor the lack of it. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree can be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net.Special to The StarA summer kids event called Weird Animals will be hosted at Long Avenue Baptist Church from Sunday, June 15 through Thursday, June 19. At Weird Animals, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, dig into yummy treats at the Critter Cafe, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos at Imagination Station that theyll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with The Tail Enda celebration that gets everyone involved in living what theyve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 8 p.m.! Kids at Weird Animals will also take part in a mission effort to pour out Gods love to people in India by providing clean water. For $2.50 a child in India can have clean water for a year at school! Weird Animals is for kids 4 years old through 6th grade (completed) and will run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day. For online preregistration visit the website: https:// www.groupvbspro. com/vbs/ez/longavenue For more information, call the church of ce at 850-229-8691. Faith Faith BRIEFSChurch invites children to Weird Animals: Where Jesus Love Is One-of-a-Kind!Whether God is fair discussed at Lifetree Caf Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR THE PORT ST. JOE STAR THE PORT ST. JOE STAR Special to The StarThe Oak Grove Church Daycare uses the ABC Jesus Loves Me curriculum in its 3-year room. This curriculum uses both hands on learning and learning through play. Children will be prepared for preschool and by the end of the school year children will: know several Bible stories, Memory Verses, Nursery Rhymes, Finger plays, and Songs which they can recall when prompted know the names of all of the uppercase and lowercase letters know the phonetic sound of all of the letters be able to correctly trace all uppercase and lowercase letters with their nger know by name and be able to correctly trace the numbers 1-15 with their nger be able to identify various colors and shapes be able to demonstrate spatial concepts, sorting, and AB and ABA patterns be able to say the letters of their rst name as well as write them using all capital letters be introduced to many books increase in ne and gross motor skills There are a few spots available in this great program which offers care from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please contact Kristy Raf eld at 227-4320 for enrollment or more information. The Oak Grove Church Daycare uses the ABC Jesus Loves Me Drummond Family in concertThe Drummond Family will be in concert June 20-24 at New Harvest Assembly of God Church. The performance will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT June 20, 21 and 22 (Homecoming) and at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24. New Harvest is at 1800 State 71 in Wewahitchka.Vacation Bible SchoolThe First Baptist Church of Mexico Beach will hold its Vacation Bible School Agency D3 from 5:30-8 p.m. CT on July 14-18. Please come out and attend. Ages four and up welcome. Call Jocee or Kim at 648-5776 with any questions.

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LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, June 12, 2014daddy and granddaddy were building contractors built the bridge spanning Apalachicola Bay that links Apalachicola with Eastpoint. My daddy liked his boats and you could always tell how well my daddy was doing by the size of his boat, Hardaway said. He lived much of the year on the familys tobacco farm near Quincy, but the summers were spent on the peninsula, where you could see St. Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico at the right spot. It was a youth spent largely in the wild, Hardaway said, either on the water or on land where cattle and pigs grazed lazily. I once saw a deer run past the house on the beach and run on to Indian Pass and go to St. Vincent Island, Hardaway said. We shed for everything and I pretty much spent the summer barefoot and in shorts. It was wonderful. I dont think I wore shoes until I moved to Columbus, Ga. And he even learned how to raise pigs after a sow gave birth to eight piglets in a shed on his familys property. At the end of the summer, the owner of the mother, Jimmy McNeill, gave one of the pigs to Hardaway for his good work feeding and caring for the eight young pigs all summer. Hardaway still lives near Columbus, in Midland. He told the story of his grandmother, who also had a home near Warm Springs, Ga., and was a friend as Hardaway told it, a bit of a cocktail companion to a young governor from New York named Franklin Delano Roosevelt. When his wife was around, he didnt drink, but when she wasnt, he loved to drink and talk to my grandmother, Hardaway said. He could charm a bud out of a tree. Hardaway visited Camp Palms throughout the 1920s and 1930s before heading off to college at the Virginia Military Institute and the ensuing outbreak of world war sent his life on another path. His last trip to the area, Hardaway recalled, came while he was stationed at the Pensacola Air Base just before World War II. On Monday, he regaled his family and McNeill with photos from an old scrapbook that provided pictures to the words that spilled, lucidly and vigorously, from his mouth, though McNeill noted the memories came from a different era altogether. We didnt enjoy Indian Pass the way yall did, McNeill said with a laugh. We were always too busy trying to make a living. Hardaway recalled the beginnings of Cape Palms, his grandparents living next door to a former governor of Alabama. He remembered the bountiful shing and in particular the day his daddy snagged a huge tarpon that became a permanent xture on the wall of his home.. He recalled his family bringing laborers from the tobacco farm to Camp Palms to glimpse the ocean for the rst time, recalling the wonder in one mans voice as he breathlessly told Hardaways father that, He couldnt see the other shore. And he remembered St. Vincent Island and the menagerie of animals that various owners brought to the island bears, Sambar deer from India, even zebras, though not, apparently, an elephant. That was a fascinating island, Hardaway said. They imported these animals. The manager of the island for years was a man named George Cameron, who also worked for Hardaways father at one time. He taught us how to sh, he taught us how to dance, Hardaway said. He was a real character. The place Hardaway described seemed far removed from today, with few houses and a natural beauty lending a bit of nirvana to a man in his youth. This is pretty country, it was very wild back then, Hardaway recalled. B6| The Star Thursday, June 12, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS 99223 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank Custodian for TLCF, 2012A, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 556 Application No. 2014-32 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No: 02432-000R Description of Property: COMMENCE at a concrete monument set by John E. Pennel, Registered Florida Land Surveyor, at the NW. Corner of NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, and run South along the West line of NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 for 264.15 feet to a point on the Northern right of way line of State Road 22, for a POINT OF BEGINNING. From this POINT OF BEGINNING, extend a line North along the West line of the NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, for 210.00 feet; then turn right 90 degrees for 202.34 feet to a point on the Northern right of way line of State Road 22, then turn right and extend a line Westerly along said Northern right of way line for 210.36 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Being an area of one acre, more or less, in Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, City of Wewahitchka, Florida. Name in which assessed: Thomas L. Semmes, ET AL. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 16th day of July, 2014. Dated this 10th day of June, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 12, 19, 26 July 3, 2014 99225 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank c/o Keys Tax Funding, LLC-1 the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1494 Application No. 2014-31 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No: 06370-210R Description of Property: Lot 22, Ovation on Cape San Blas Phase I, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 56, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: JDM IRA, LLC and Wind Knot, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 16th day of July, 2014. Dated this 10th day of June, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 12, 19, 26 July 3, 2014 95096S IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION Case No. 23-2012-CA-000138 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. SANDRAG. CORBIN A/K/ASANDRAG. BROXSON, ETAL; Defendants, RE-NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated May 20, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 23-2012-CA-000138 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, where-in WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff and M SANDRAG. CORBIN A/K/ASANDRAG. BROXSON, ETAL; are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT FRONTLOBBYof the Gulf County Courthouse 1000 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES, AT11:00 Trades&Services BrykPropertyManagementVacationRentalCleaning Maintenance Flooring/CarpetInstallation/CarpetCleaning SpecializinginAbsenteeOwners PropertyManagement(850)381-5333 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 F.W.C.Florida Window CoveringCompanyFactoryDirectWindowTreatments ResidentialandCommercialForAllYourWindowCoveringNeedsCallFlorida Window CoveringCompany 850-697-3066 or 850-528-9355amsrohrs@fairpoint.net 4516042 19Years of Service! 229-1324 TOPLACEYOURADIN THETRADESANDSERVICE SECTIONCALLMARCIAAT227-7847 WORKOUTS from page A1 TIM CROFt T | The StarBen Hardaway, left, and Betty McNeill swapped stories about Indian Pass and St. Vincent Island back in the day Monday. YOUTH from page A1now while I am young. Warner said he takes his children along on the walks and said they like taking in the local scenery and wildlife and enjoy using the pedometer to track their progress. I want to show my children that exercise is important, and what better way than taking a walk with them, Warner said. In addition to the Saturday Fitness Variety Pack, other CHIP initiatives include implementing work site wellness opportunities, teaching tobacco prevention curriculum in schools and hosting healthy cooking demonstrations at local grocery stores. Building a healthier Gulf County began as a communitywide initiative with the goal of identifying and addressing health needs, said Marsha Lindeman, administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Gulf and Franklin Counties. We understand that community health is a community challenge. Improving health outcomes will be more sustainable by working together. The CHIP partners meet on the last Wednesday of every month at noon at Sunset Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe. Those interested in joining the Saturday Fitness Variety Pack or CHIP meetings can call the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County at 2271276 ext. 205. Its more than just a tness opportunity, Hinds said. Participants and families show up to start a healthy habit and leave with a strong support system. We all need each other for motivation to maintain healthy behaviors.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, June 12, 2014 The Star | B7 AM, ETon June 26, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 15, BLOCK 6, LAKE ALICE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, TRADE NAME -ANNIVERSARY, MODEL YEAR 2005, MODEL NO. 6763 AND MANUFACTURERS ID NO. GAFL407A53417AV31. Property Address: 237 RHODES AVE, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN INTERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM 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 ADACoordinator 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 at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 21st day of May, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BABaxter Deputy Clerk ATTORNEYFOR PLAINTIFF: MARINOSCI LAW GROUP, P.C. 100 WESTCYPRESS CREEK ROAD, SUITE 1045 FORTLAUDERDALE, FL33309 PHONE: (954)644-8704 File No. 11-09236 June 5, 12, 2014 95102S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 23-2008-CA-000337 RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KNIGHT, WESLEY PAUL, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 23-2008-CA000337 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, and, KNIGHT, WESLEY PAUL, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at the hour of 11:00am, ET on the 26th day of June, 2014, the following described property: LOT 12 OF INDIAN SUMMER SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE 41 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 21st day of May, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Trade Centre South, Suite 700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-491-1120 IMPORT ANT 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 Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402, 850-747-5338, 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 impaireed, call 711. 01891.0203 June 5, 12, 2014 95218S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.2012-182-CA CADC/RADC VENTURE 2011-1, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. BOOTH HOLDINGS BOOTH TRUST, LLC; HURLEY H. BOOTH, JR.; DAVID A. BARRETT; TURTLE DUNES OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF GULF COUNTY, INC. and UNKNOWN TENANT, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 5th day of June, 2014, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Gulf County Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 10th day of July, 2014, for the following described property in GULF County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures. The foreclosed Property shall include all mobile homes, including but not limited to: Lot 11, Turtle Dunes, a subdivision as per map or plat recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 7, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida A/K/A 4815 Cape San Blas Road, Port St. Joe, 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. DATED: June 6, 2014 Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff Marilyn J. Perez-Martinez, Esq. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff Bank of America Centre 625 N. Flagler Drive, 7th Floor West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 Primary Email: MPerezMartinez@bplegal.com And SLudovico@bplegal.com Phone: (561)655-54444 Fax: (561) 832-8987 June 12, 19, 2014 95162S IN THE CIRCUIT COURTFOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUITOF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CASE NO. 2013-34CA EMERALD COAST FEDERALCREDIT UNION, Plaintiff vs. HAROLD C. HOOVER and ALICIAS. HOOVER, husband and wife, and VANDERBILTMORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation, Defendant; NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 22, 2014 and entered in Civil Case No. 201334CAof the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, in and for GULF County, wherein EMERALD COASTFEDERAL CREDITUNION, is Plaintiff and HAROLD C. HOOVER and ALICIAS. HOOVER, husband and wife, and VANDERBILTMORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., ATennessee corporation, are Defendanst, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., ETon the 26th day of June, 2014. the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: Alot or parcel of land located in Gulf County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the SE Corner of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 4, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, and run thence South 89 degrees 29 minutes 15 seconds West, a distance of 458.18 feet to the POB; thence run South 89 degrees 29 minutes 15 seconds West, 77.68 feet; thence run North 01 degrees 00 minutes West, 420.0 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 29 minutes 15 seconds East, 90.0 feet; thence run North 41 degrees 04 minutes 24 seconds East a distance of 30.35 feet to a point on the Southwesterly R/W line of Stone Mill Creek Road (60 foot R/W); thence run South 56 degrees 52 minutes 38 seconds East along said R/W line a distance of 60.00 feet; thence run South 33 degrees 07 minutes 22 seconds West, 90.0 feet; thence run South 04 degrees 26 minutes 27 seconds West, 335.77 feet to the POB. DATED this 28th day of May, 2014. Rebecca Norris Circuit Court Clerk By: BABaxter Deputy Clerk June 12, 19, 2014 95212S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Wewa RV Park and Trading Post, located at 2481 Hwy 71 N, in the County of Gulf, in the City of Wewahitchka, Florida, 32465 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Wewahitchka, Florida, this 6th day of June, 2014. Robert A. Sutton June 12, 2014 99031S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that James M. Holcombe the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 699 Application No. 2014-30 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No: 03083-415R Description of Property: Lot 43, Palm Breeze Subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 4, Page 46. Name in which assessed: Richard & Delilah Henderson All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 2nd day of July, 2014. Dated this 27th day of May, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2014 99007S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Leigh Gable Holdings, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1031 Application No. 2014-29 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No: 03806-520R Description of Property: Lot 12, Block D, SeaShores/St. Joe Beach, Unit No. 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 35, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Margot A. Valencik All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 25th day of June, 2014. Dated this 19th day of May, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 22, 29 June 5, 12, 2014 99131S IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUITOF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVILDIVISION Case No.: 23-2011-CA000448-CAAX-MX Division: Civil Division FEDERALNATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. RUSSELLA. WOOD, et al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled case, I will sell the property located in GULF County, Florida, described as: LOT22, BLOCK 13, CORRECTIVE REPLATOF TWIN LAKES SUBDIVISION, UNITNUMBER 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 2, PAGE 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 181 E. Lakeview Dr. Wewahitchka, FL 32465 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at AT SOUTH ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE, 1000 CECIL COSTIN SR. BLVD., PORTST. JOE, FL 32456, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ETon June 26, 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 28th day of May, 2014. REBECCAL. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BABaxter Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL33619-1328 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# 152798/tam June 5, 12, 2014 99115S PUBLIC NOTICE Under Florida State Law Self-Service Storage Facility Act 83.801 -83.809, F.S., BEACH STORAGE located at 7942 Americus Ave., St. Joe Beach, FL, will sell or otherwise dispose of the contents of the following units on JUNE 14, 2014, at 9:00 am ET. #13-Johnny Chandler #16-Lora Williams #33-Shirley Glenn #36-Rod Bradford The unit contents may be redeemed by the owner prior to sale or disposal by cash payment in full of the total amount due on the unit. Beach Storage reservesf the right to dispose of the contents in anyway necessary and reserves the right to cancel sale without notice. June 5, 12, 2014 99135S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 23-2008-CA000555-CAAX-MX Division: Civil Division BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL GARRETT, 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: Lot 11, Block H, RISH SUBDIVISION, being an unrecorded subdivision of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows:. COMMENCING at the Southeast Corner of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 36, running thence South 89 West along the South line of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 36 for a distance of 252.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 89 West along said South line for a distance of 179.42 feet; thence North 01 East for a distance of 245.25 feet to the South R/W line of a 60 foot road; thence North 89 East along said South 11/W line for a distance of 179.42 feet; thence leaving said South R/W line run South 01 West for a distance of 245.25 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS ACROSS THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION: COMMENCING at the Southeast Corner of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 36, running thence South 89 West along the South line of said North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter for a distance of 652.42 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 01 East for a distance of 245.25 feet; thence North 89 East for a distance of 499.32 feet to a point of curvature of a curving cul-de-sac concave to the West, having a radius of 75 feet, a central angle of 312 and being subtended by a chord bearing North 00 West, 60.00 feet; thence Easterly, Northerly and Westerly along said curving cul-de-sac an arc distance of 409.52 feet to a point of nontangency of said curve; thence South 89 West for a distance of 497.94 feet; thence North 01 East for a distance of 456.59 feet; thence South 56 East for a distance of 25.72 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northeast having a radius of 150.00 feet, a central angle of 38 and being subtended by a chord bearing South 75 East, 99.35 feet; thence Southeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 101.27 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 84 East for a distance of 144.94 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 237.00 feet, a central angle of 92 and being subtended by a chord bearing North 44 East, 341.34 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 381.09 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 00 West for a distance of 11.34 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Southeast, having a radius of 40.00 feet, a central angle of 90 and being subtended by a chord bearing North 44 East, 56.57 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 62.83 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 89 East for a distance of 118.30 feet to the East line of said Section 36; thence North 01 East along said East line for a distance of 60.00 feet, thence South 89 West for a distance of 118.30 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Southeast, having a radius of 100.00 feet, a central angle of 90 and being subtended by a chord bearing South 44 West, 141.42 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 157.08 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence South 00 East for a distance of 12.95 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 177.00 feet, a central angle of 93 and being subtended by a chord bearing South 44 West, 256.80 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 287.32 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence South 84 West for a distance of 148.08 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northeast, having a radius of 90.00 feet, a central angle of 38 and being subtended by a chord bearing North 75 West 59.61 feet; thence Northwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 60.76 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 56 West for a distance of 432.04 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northeast, having a radius of 367.00 feet, a central angle of 81 and being subtended by a chord bearing North 08 West 477.23 feet; thence Northwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 519.54 feet to a point of non tangency of said curve; thence North 81 East for a distance of 244.86 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 334.75 feet, a central angle of 40 and being subtended by a chord bearing North 61 East, 228.98 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 233.70 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 41 East for a distance of 136.68 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Southeast, having a radius of 146.20 feet and being subtended by a chord bearing North 65 East, 120.56 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 124.26 feet to a point of reverse curvature, said curve being concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 155.46 feet, a central angle of 68 and being subtended by a chord bearing North 45 East, 217.35 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 240.67 feet to the point of tangency of said curve, thence North 01 East for a distance of 18.56 feet to the North line of said Section 36; thence South 90 West along said North line for a distance of 60.02 feet; thence South 01 West for a distance of 17.20 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 95.46 feet, a central angle of 88 and being subtended by a chord bearing South 45 West, 133.46 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 147.78 feet to a point of reverse curvature, said curve being concave to the Southeast, having a radius of 206.20 feet, a central angle of 48 and being subtended by a chord bearing South 65 West, 170.03 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 175.26 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence South 41 West for a distance of 136.68 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 274.75 feet, a central angle of 40 and being subtended by a chord bearing South 61 West, 187.94 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 191.81 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence South 81 West for a distance of 175.00 feet; thence North 42 East for a distance of 38.36 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 210.00 feet, a central angle of 33 and being subtended by a chord bearing North 25 East, 122.20 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 124.00 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 09 East for a distance of 78.94 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the West, having a radius of 487.00 feet, a central angle of 21 and being subtended by a chord bearing North 06 West, 185.24 feet; thence Northwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 186.37 feet to the North line of said Section 36; thence South 90 West along said North line for a distance of 63.28 feet to a point on a curve, said curve having a radius of 427.00 feet, a central angle of 21 and being subtended by a chord bearing South 07 East, 178.66 feet; thence Southeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 158.84 feet to the point of tangency, thence South 09 West for a distance of 76.53 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 150.00 feet, a central angle of 33 and being subtended by a chord bearing South 25 West, 87.29 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 88.57 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence South 42 West for a distance of 111.48 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the East, having a radius of 427.00 feet, a central angle of 85 and being subtended by a chord bearing South 06 East, 581.04 feet; thence Southeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 639.03 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence South 56 East for a distance of 120.10 feet; thence South 57 West for a distance of 272.77 feet to the point of curvature of a curving cul-de-sac concave to the East, having a radius of 50.00 feet, a central angle of 286 and being subtended by a chord bearing South 32 East, 60.00 feet; thence Westerly, Southerly and Easterly along said curving cul-de-sac an arc distance of 249.81 feet to a point of non-tangency in said curving cul-de-sac; thence North 57 East for a distance of 298.97 feet; thence South 56 East for a distance of 153.33 feet; thence South 01 West for a distance of 496.00 feet; thence South 89 West for a distance of 454.26 feet to the point of curvature of a curving cul-de-sac concave to the East, having a radius of 75.00 feet, a central angle of 312 and being subtended by a chord bearing South 00 East, 60.00 feet; thence Westerly, Southerly and Easterly along said curving cul-de-sac an arc distance of 409.52 feet to a point of non-tangency and said curving cul-de-sac; thence North 89 East for a distance of 452.89 feet; thence South 01 West for a distance of 245.25 feet to the South line of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 36; thence North 89 East for a distance of 60.02 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. To include a: 2001 MOBILE HOME VIN CV01AL0256443A Title #82712413 2001 MOBILE HOME VIN CV01AL0256443B Title # 82712924 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at AT SOUTH ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE, 1000 CECIL COSTIN SR. BLVD., PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET on June 26, 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 28th day of May, 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# 1426891/tam June 5, 12, 2014 99133S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 23-2013-CA000122-CAAX-MX Division: Civil Division TYNDALL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, vs. EDNA E. NEWSOME, 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: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 8 WEST, THENCE RUN EAST FOR 580 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH FOR 567 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNIING; THENCE RUN EAST 130 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 60 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST 130 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LOT OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 8 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 172 N Duck Avenue Wewhitchka, FL 32465 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at AT SOUTH ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE, 1000 CECIL COSTIN SR. BLVD., PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET on June 26, 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 28th day of May, 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# 153868/tam June 5, 12, 2014 99191S PUBLIC NOTICE POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTERS NOTICE The Gulf County Supervisor of Elections has received information the person(s) listed below is potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to contact this office within 30 days after this notice is published may result in a determination of ineligibility by the supervisor of elections and removal of the registered voters name from the statewide voter registration system. You should contact this office by calling 850229-6117 to receive information regarding the basis for the potential ineligibility and instructions on how to resolve the matter, or request additional assistance if needed. An administrative hearing will be held regarding the potential ineligibility of these persons on July 14, 2014 at 9 AM EST in the Supervisor of Elections Office 401 Long Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The Supervisor of Elections will make a determination no less than 30 days after this published notice and will notify the voter of the determination and action taken. POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTERS: Melissa A. Ash 808 Woodward Ave. Apt 1 Port St Joe, Fl 32456 Billy J. Fulcher 803 Jones Homestead Rd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Courtney N. Ward P.O. Box 384 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Douglas A. Whittington, Jr. 287 W. Creekview Dr. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 John M. Hanlon Gulf County Supervisor of Elections Pub: June 12, 2014 99241S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 23-2010-CA000281 Section: ____________ CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. CYNTHIA J. ANDERSON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT (S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; THE ESTATE OF HERSHEL DEWAYNE ANDERSON; DONALD ANDERSON; MIRANDA NICOLE ANDERSON N/K/A MIRANDA JARVIS; UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, LIENORS, AND OTHER PARTIES TAKING AN INTEREST UNDER HERSHEL DEWAYNE ANDERSON AKA HERSHEL D. ANDERSON, JAMES PRESTON HAMBRICK. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 5, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 232010-CA-000281 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 10th day of July, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. ET in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: 99207S PUBLIC NOTICE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROPOSAL NO. 1314-24 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners requests proposals from qualified firms or individuals for a: PAY AND CLASSIFICATION STUDY FOR THE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Copies of the Proposal Provisions and Forms may be obtained at the Gulf County Clerks Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Room 149, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or found on the Gulf County website at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov. Additional technical information relative to this RFP may be obtained from Denise Manuel, Central Services Director, at (850) 227-2384 or dmanuel@ gulfcounty-fl.gov during normal business hours. Please indicate on the outside of your envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this a SEALED BID, and include the BID NUMBER, and provide five (5) bound copies and one (1) electronic copy of your proposal. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will accept sealed proposals at the Gulf County Clerk of Courts Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Room 149, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, until July 3, 2014, at 4:00 PM, ET. The proposals will be opened at the same location on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Gulf County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. /s/ Ward McDaniel, Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk June 12, 2014 99215S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of GULFab located at 3880 County Road 386, in the County of GULF, in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Mexico Beach, Florida, this 4th day of June, 2014. CATHEY CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT, LLC June 12, 2014

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B8| The Star Thursday, June 12, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS 1129113 Call or text Jay Rish Licensed Real Estate Broker direct at 850-227-5569 or email jay@oridagulfcoast.comEXPERIENCED REAL ESTATE AGENTS NEEDED NOW. HEAD COACH FASTPITCH SOFTBALLThis position will manage & supervise the overall operations of the Softball program to assure compliance with national, state, & institutional guidelines; Develop an intercollegiate athletic softball program that has integrity & a positive environment for student athletes, sta, & fans, & will also be responsible for assuring the team has a consistently high graduation rate & competes at a championship level. For additional information about this position please visit: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr Minimum Qualications: Bachelors degree required, Masters preferred in a related eld, plus 2 years of 2 year College or University Womens Softball coaching experience; Head Coach or Assistant Coach. Or a minimum of 4 years of Head Coaching experience at the Senior High School level, or a combination of College coaching & Senior HS head coaching experience. Minorities strongly encouraged to apply.Salary Range Starts At: $52,020.00 Deadline to apply: 06/20/2014Applicants may apply in person at GCSC Human Resources, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98; via fax at (850) 913-3292, or e-mail your application to bcollins2@gulfcoast.edu Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hrGulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, marital status, or disability in its programs, activities or employment. Roberta Mackey, Executive Director of Human Resources, 850-872-3866, has been designated as the person to handle all inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies.1129122 4518239EXPERIENCED MAINTENANCE PERSONto do grounds and maintenance on a 51 unit apartment community. Must have experience in painting, general carpentry, basic plumbing, electrical and appliance repair. HVAC preferred, but not required. Knowledge in ground keeping. Must be able to pass a background check, have their own tools, and valid drivers license. Pick up application at:125 Venus Dr, Port St. Joe or call 850-227-7451 Oce Hours: Mon. 1-5, Tues, Wed, Thurs. 9-5, Closed on Fridays.This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. NOW HIRING PINE RIDGE APARTMENTS 4519197 850-697-5300 314 St. James Avenue Carrabelle, FloridaThe Forgotten Coast1. 42-2 Carlton, Lanark Village. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished 550.00/mo. 2. 39-5 Holland, Lanark Village. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Furnished. W/D, fenced yard. 525.00/mo. 3. 24-3 Pine St., Lanark Village. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, unfurnished. 450.00/mo. 4. 39-1 Carlton. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished, carport. 650.00/mo. incl. utilities 5. 234 Peggy Lane, Carrabelle. 2 bedroom, 2 baths, garage, close to beach. 1400.00/mo. 6. 202 1st St NE, Carrabelle. 5 bedroom, 2 baths, unfurnished. 1000.00/mo. 7. 1108 Tallahassee St., Carrabelle. 3 bedroom, 3 baths, unfurnished. 500.00/mo.8. 302 Woodill Rd., Carrabelle. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, W/D, 1 acre. 500.00/mo.9. 25-2 Pine St., Lanark Village. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished. 550.00/mo. 10. 33-2 Holland. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished 500.00/mo. 11. 2626 Craig St. 3 bedroom, 2 baths. 1000.00/mo. 12. 811 Three Rivers Rd. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, on water, deep water dock, garage, fenced yard, parking. 1000.00/mo.Please call 850-697-5300 to set up an appointment to let our friendly staff show you these properties!!! 4518214 125 Venus Drive (off Garrison Ave) Port St. Joe, FL 32456(850) 227-7451TTY Acs 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. PINE RIDGE LTD.1 Bedroom Apartment for rentFamily apartment community income guidelines applyEqual Opportunity Provider and Employer4519199 4518238 4510161 451833 0Multi Family Yard Sale Proceeds benet Brian Blankenship Team Kidney June 13, 14, & 15th 128 Bridgeport Lane Port St Joe, Florida Food Svs/Hosp.Chef/Kitchen ManagerFull time position. High volume restaurant. Good salary. Must have experience in labor control, inventory, and menu development. Apply in person: 719 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach 850-648-8207 Web ID#: 34291470 LOT ELEVEN (11), BLOCK ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE (121), OF UNIT NO NINE (9), ST. JOSEPHS ADDITION TO CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 12 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. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)7475338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving thi notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7 days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated at PORT SAINT JOE, Florida this 6th day of June, 2014 Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk MORRIS/HARDWICK/ SCHNEIDER, LLC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF 5110 EISENHOWER BLVD, SUITE 120, TAMPA, FL 33634 June 12, 19, 2014 CKC Yorkie Female Pup 5mo Old. All Shots Up to Date. $325 Call Karen 850-227-8666 Wanted Hunt Club Member on 2000 Acres Near Port St. Joe, Still Hunt Fee $450-$500/ Per Year. Call John Miller @227-5052 Port St. Joe DEMO SALE Building Mat. Of Existing Structure and Restaurant Eqpt. For Sale. Remove Yourself. Contact Bob Windolf @850-527-2583 Acct/FinanceBookkeeperPT position. To apply call 850-648-8161 Web Id 34290817 HospitalityHousekeeping InspectorPTweekend position. Apply in person Thurs -Mon 4693 Cape San Blas Rd Web Id 34291810 Food Svs/Hosp.Kitchen StaffExperience required. Day and night shift. Apply in person: 719 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach 850-648-8207 Web ID#: 34291704 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Web Id 34291809 Logistics/TransportWarehouse/ Delivery PositionPT position. To apply call 850-648-8161 Web Id 34290817 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 Banking Cadence Bank is hiring in Port St Joe for aPart Time Teller20-29 hours per week. This position will provide customer services such as cashing checks, receiving deposits, making withdrawals and receiving loan payments. Also, will sell products such as money orders travelers checks and savings bonds, as well as cross sell other products. Required skillsCash handling with a high degree of accuracy, excellent communication and customer service skills. Apply on-line at www.cadencebank.com/c areers. AA/EOE Web Id 34290745 Install/Maint/RepairCoastal Design & Landscape HiringLandscape Maintenance Crew LeadLandscape maintenance experience required. Irrigation experience a plus. Must have valid drivers license. Mon-Fri Position. Send info to: info@coastaldesign.biz Web Id 34290479 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAdministrative ReceptionistThis full-time position requires excellent customer service skills & a smile! Must be neat, organized & attentive to detail with good computer skills & knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook & Excel. Good grammar, spelling & punctuation. Varied office duties including phones & walk-in traffic. Prefer prior office experience. Full-time Mon-Fri w/ great benefits. Apply Mon-Fri between 9am-5pm at: 123 W Gulf Beach Dr or call Sandra 850-927-7601. Web ID#: 34290509 Commercial Building For Rent. Hwy 98 Apalach 1000sf High Traffic 850-653-6900 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 1 Bedroom ApartmentsIncome Based Elderly-Disabled M,W,F 8-5 pm 850-229-6353 Equal Opportunity Housing Efficiency Apt with all Utilities Included. Ideal for single person. 1st & Last mo rent req. CALL 850-648-5033 In WEWA2bd/1ba, central heat & air, $475/mo + $475dep 850-639-5721 Text FL91721 to 56654 PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, Laundry room, fenced yard, $900 mo, Unfurn, Call 651-325-7731 White City Clean 3/2 House! Nice updates + small yard. Long term lease, Close to public boat ramp! 635 + Dep, (850) 329-0543 1976 31ft Travel Trailer For Sale. Everything in Working Cond. Remove from Lot as is. $1500, 813-922-4103 or 813-394-7382 (PSJ Beach) Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! If you didnt advertise here, youre missing out on potential customers. Spot Advertising works! Gulf Coast Alarm, LLCResidential / Commercial Alarms FL Lic EC13004293 850-648-5484 Creamers Tree ServiceCall Jason @ (850)832-9343 If youre ready to move and overflowing with stuff Classified can help you store it or sell it! If you didnt advertise here, youre missing out on potential customers.



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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quote quote id quote name JUMP From Page 6A From page 6A Subscribe to The Star Call 227-1278 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Thursday, JUNE 12, 2014 YEAR 76, NUMBER 35 BOCC rescinds 7-day beach driving permit Commissioners move ahead on bed tax hike By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m To fracture a familiar adage the road of good intentions can sometimes contain potholes. The Board of County Commissioners addressed one during Tuesdays regular bi-monthly meeting when commissioners unanimously approved rescinding the 7-day, or temporary, beach driving permit as of July 1. Commissioners had put the temporary permit in place last year as they raised the cost of the annual beach driving permit, an effort, as stated at the time, to provide a revenue-generator for short-stay visitors who did not want to put out $200 to drive on the beach. However, Commissioner Warren Yeager noted, the weeklong permit has had the unintended consequence of putting drivers unfamiliar with local beaches on the beach. The result has been complaints of excessive speeds, heavy traf c and most especially deep rutting of the beach. The 7-day permit is causing some issues, Yeager said. I think it puts people on the beach who dont know how to drive on that sand. Yeager motioned and commissioners agreed to rescind that portion of the beach driving ordinance with an effective date of July 1. In addition, commissioners also doubled the ne for violators of the beach driving rules. Jennifer Jenkins, executive director of the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, said one issue is that the cost of the annual permit now nearly equals the ne levied for violations of driving regulations the permit is $200, the ne $250 so drivers were willing to risk a ne to save $200. Yeager motioned to double the ne to $500, which was unanimously passed, with an effective date of July 1. That at least gets people buying the permits, Yeager said. Jenkins added, It makes more sense. It also helps us keep control of the traf c on that beach. On the issue of beach driving, commissioners also agreed to a one-year right of entry agreement with Eglin Air Force Base concerning the beach along the bases property. The agreement requires the county to maintain the beach and increase signage pertaining to proper driving and areas prohibited to motorists and to assume the responsibility of the gate that allows drivers onto the area. The driving hours will be 9 a.m. until sunset and driving along the stretch where the Cape San Blas Lighthouse stood is off limits. In addition, all pets will be banned from the beach along Air Force property, a new requirement. Eglin of cials will review the agreement in a year as a step toward a ve-year agreement. BED TAX INCREASE Commissioners also decided to move ahead with the process of implementing, not until at least 2015, an additional penny to the county bed tax. The county currently collects four cents, three for basic operations and marketing of the TDC and one for beach nourishment. The additional cent would fund a long-sought recreational complex in By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m The second round of Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores was better than the rst for Gulf District Schools. But, as Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton said Monday, they couldnt have gotten much worse. The district scores, released last week by the Florida Department of Education, werent horrible, but they werent great, Norton said and presented challenges the district is already addressing with changes that began last week with administrative moves. We have known for some time that we had our work cut out for us, Norton said. We have made a lot of changes and I think you will see some quick gains in test scores this time next year. The rst round of scores was alarming. The second round was more where we thought we would be. The rst round scores, FCAT writing results as well as third grade reading and math, were released two weeks ago and were, in some areas, historically low. At last weeks meeting of the Gulf County School Board, Norton called the scores unacceptable and a black eye. The scores announced last week, grade 4-10 reading, grade 4-8 math and grades 5 and 8 science, were better, but shortfalls remain. The district lost ground in four of seven assessment areas identi ed by the FDOE. Most prominently, the percentage of district students in grades 3-5 who scored at grade level or above in math dropped by four percentages points, from 59 percent to 55 percent. The drop continued among students in grade 6-8 on the math portion of the FCAT, with the percentage of students scoring at grade level falling by 2 percentage points. The percentage of those same students, grades 6-8, who scored at grade pro ciency in reading, also fell, in this case by 3 percentage points. The percentage of eighthgrade students demonstrating grade-level pro ciency in science also fell by 3 percentage points. On the plus side, the percentage of students scoring on grade level rose among grades 3-5 in reading; in grades 9-10 in reading; and among fth-graders taking the science portion of the test. I dont want to use any excuses, but the state has changed the test almost evBy WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m The Port St. Joe Marina will be teeming this weekend. The twelfth annual Kids Win Fishing Tournament will take place Friday and Saturday at the Port St. Joe Marina alongside the National Marina Day celebration. Presented by the Kids Win Foundation, the tournament is open to children ages three to 16. Those who register will learn the basics of shing and be armed with the knowhow to reel in a big one. Trophies will be given out for the biggest sh and most sh caught within each division. The Small Fry division is for kids aged three to eight and Junior, for children nine to 16. The contest is limited to in-shore, near-shore, Intercostal waterway shing and contestants can be no further than three miles from shore. Fishing can take place from a boat, dock, bridge, pier, beach, shore or while wading. The whole idea of the tournament is to get kids involved in the outdoors, said Rick Carrie, president of the Kids Win Foundation. We want them to become stewards of the water and the environment. The rst 350 kids who register for the event will receive a rod and reel, a tackle packet, T-shirt and goodie bag. Scene Around A6 See PERMIT A10 District FCAT scores highlight challenges See FCAT A10 FILE PHOTO The twelfth annual Kids Win Fishing Tournament will be held this Friday and Saturday alongside Marina Day. PORT ST. JOE MARINA Kids Win, Marina Day this weekend Trophies will be given out for the biggest sh and most sh caught within the Small Fry and Junior divisions. See MARINA A10 Opinion ................................. A4 Letters to the Editor ............. A5 Outdoors ............................... A8 Society .................................... B2 School News ........................... B3 Faith ........................................ B4 Obituaries ............................... B4 Classi eds ........................ B6-B8

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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, June 12, 2014 By MARK KNAPKE Park manager, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park Special to The Star St. Joseph Peninsula State Park has a new park ranger. Lance Kelly took the position vacated by Dennis Maulding, who re cently retired. Kelly is a native Florid ian was raised in Tallahas see and has enjoyed visit ing Floridas state parks his entire life. An avid out doorsman, he enjoys natu ral environments and likes to sh and hunt. Kelly stud ied various elds in school and worked several differ ent jobs along the way. He found his calling in 2012, taking a seasonal ranger position at the Or man House State Park in Apalachicola. With his seasonal expe rience there, his education, employment history and various skills, Kelly had the best knowledge, skills and abilities of the candidates who applied for the park ranger position at St. Jo seph Peninsula State Park. Kelly started work May 1. He really seems to t in at the park and is doing a good job. Kelly has found he re ally enjoys the diversity of the job and likes working at the beach. He enjoys meet ing new people at the park and likes those he works with. He looks forward to a career in the Florida State Parks, and we hope he stays at St. Joseph Penin sula State Park a good por tion of his career. AT TE NT IO N CU RR EN T AN D FO RM ER WA TE RF RO NT PR OP ER TY OW NE RS: LA ST CH AN CE BP CL AI MS DE AD LI NE EX TE ND ED I f yo u ow ne d wa te rf ro nt pr op er ty al on g th e Gu lf Co as t be tw ee n Ap ri l 20 a nd De cem be r 31 20 10 yo u ma y be el ig ib le fo r th ou sa nds of do ll ar s in co mp en sa ti on th ro ug h th e BP se tt le me nt fund (a s lo ng as yo u ha ve no t al r ea dy si gn ed a re le as e wi th BP ), si mp ly fo r ow ning yo ur wa te rf ro nt pr op er ty du ri ng th at ti me a nd re ga r dl ess of whe th er yo u had va ca ti on re nt al s or no t. If yo u so ld wa te rf ro nt pr op er ty al on g th e Gu lf Co as t be tw ee n Ap ri l 20 an d De ce mb er 31 20 10 yo u ma y be el ig ib le fo r te ns of th ou sa nd s of dol l ar s in co mp en sa ti on th ro ug h th e BP se tt le me nt fund (a s lo ng as yo u ha ve no t al re ad y si gn ed a re le as e wi th BP ). If yo u en te re d in to a sa le s ag re em e nt to se ll yo ur wa te rf ro nt pr op er ty af te r Ap ri l 20 20 10 a nd cl os ed pri or to De ce mb er 31 20 10 yo u ma y be au to ma ti ca ll y en ti tl ed to co mpe ns at io n re ga rd le ss of wh et he r yo u can pr ove lo ss of va lu e to yo ur wa te rf ro nt pr op er ty or no t. Ou r pr oce ss fo r th is ty pe of cla im is si mp le an d we do ev er yth in g fo r yo u. Ou r 15 % fe e is du e on ly if we co ll ec t fr om BP an d yo u wi ll no t b e li ab le fo r an y co s ts or ex pen se s in ad di ti on to th e fe e. If we fa il to co ll ec t fr om BP yo u wi ll no t ow e us an y co st s, ex pe nse s or fe es Ca ll us or em ai l us no w wi th yo ur wa te rf ro nt ph ys ic al ad d r es s an d we wi ll ch ec k yo ur wa te rf ro nt pr op er ty s el ig ib ili ty on ou r in te ra ct iv e ma p fo r po te nt ia l lo ss of us e an d or sa le s lo ss co mp en sa ti on Pl eas e no te th at th e de ad li ne to le BP c l ai m s ha s be en ex te nd ed Th e de ad li ne is 18 0 da ys fr om yo ur rs t pa ym en t un de r th e DW H Se tt le me nt (i f ap pl ic ab le ), or 18 0 da ys af te r th e se tt le me nt is na li ze d (t he se tt le me nt ha s no t ye t b ee n na liz ed du e to BP 's ap pe al s) wh ic he ve r ev en t oc cur s rs t. La w Of ce Ja me s Do rg an P. C. Fa ir ho pe Al ab ama 25 192 801 92 Ja me sR Do rg an @g ma il .c om No re pr es en ta ti on is ma de th at th e qu al it y of th e le g al se rv ic es to be pe rf or me d is gr ea te r th an th e qu al it y of le ga l se rv ic es to be pe rf or me d by ot he r at to rn ey s. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@starfl.co m With a deadline of late July looming for Mexico Beach City Council mem bers to make a decision on the Parker House insur ance settlement, Council man Jack Mullen provided an update on the situation during Tuesdays regular meeting. The city has a $750,000 settlement offer on the ta ble from the insurance com pany for the Parker House which was purchased in the city in 2011 and caught re several days later. After conferring with Panama City attorney Dion Moniz in April, the council decided to add rent pay ments on the bank building used as city hall. The building was pur chased in February and workers were forced to re locate to the Public Works building last month. Mullen reported that the insurance company seemed open to the pos sibility of the additional $62,000 in rent reimburse ment costs and asked for the city to supply additional lease and payment infor mation to help bolster its claim. With the clock ticking down, the council discussed their options at last weeks pre-agenda meeting. As it stands, the coun cil can accept the $750,000 settlement offer and con tinue with plans for a new city hall, which has been a popular choice with Coun cilwoman Tanya Castro and numerous citizens who have spoken out during regular monthly meetings. The option would forfeit the possibility of additional rent reimbursement, but would put the situation be hind the council, allowing them to move forward with construction of a new city hall. Arbitration is another route that would have three appraisers placing a value on the claim with the highest two averaged into a nal non-negotiable number. That would be a gamble for the council as they face the potential to walk away with less than the $750,000 currently on the table. The nal option is to hire Moniz to le suit against the insurance company in order to get the rent funds reimbursed, but it would be costly to do. It may not be a nan cially-sound decision, said Mullen. Mullen asked council members how much mon ey they were willing to in vest in order to reap more money. He said the nego tiation process had already become an investment of time. During the councils regular meeting, Mul len told the public that a special meeting would be held on or around July 1 to make a nal decision on the settlement. We all agree that the option were most comfort able with is the $750,000 plus the $62,000 in rent re imbursement, said Mul len. Thats probably whats going to happen. CANAL MASTER PLAN In 2012 the council put together a master plan to make major updates and improvements to the Mex ico Beach Canal. Three years later, the city will receive a state appropria tion grant for $1.6 million dollars to be put toward the project. In spring of 2013 the city also was awarded RE STORE funds from BP for the project, though theyve yet to be disbursed. The combined funds will cover the majority, if not all of the expenses for the project and the plan has been approved to begin de sign work. There are bright things ahead, money-wise, said Mayor Al Cathey.NEW COUNCIL Cathey, Mullen and Cas tro ofcially welcomed new council members Mary Blackburn and Jeff Tendler who were sworn in prior to last weeks pre-agenda meeting. I appreciate the op portunity to serve the resi dents of Mexico Beach, said Blackburn, who de feated incumbent Gary Woodham in the April elec tion. I consider it an honor. Im looking forward to a bright year. Tendler beat Bill Mc Glothlin for former Coun cilman Bobby Pollocks chair. After serving two terms, Pollock did not run for reelection. Im proud to be here, said Tendler. Im looking forward to serving the city and doing things the right way. Castro kept her seat, defeating challenger Tom Bailey. Castro said, Thanks for giving me a second oppor tunity to represent you.Deadline looms for Parker House insurance settlement St. Joseph Peninsula State Park welcomes new ranger LANCE KELLY

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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, June 12, 2014 P. O. Bo x 244, Pa nama City FL 32402 jim@judgefensom.com I take my job seriously I kno w ev er y decision aects someone s Constitutional rights to life, liber ty and pr oper ty I take ty Na tiv e of Po rt St Jo e, Re sident of Ba y County Si nce 1976 Gr aduated fr om Po rt St Jo e Hi gh School Early jobs included St Jo e Pa per Mi ll, City of Po rt St Jo e, St Jo e Na tural Ga s and painter s helper Me t wife, Ja n, in college and enjo ys ov er 40 ye ars of marriage together Gr aduate of Au burn Un iv ersity and FSU School of Law Tw o childr en, both ar e UF graduates Ac tiv e in many community outdoor and civic organizations civic organizations Fl orida St ate College of Law Gr aduate Wo rk ed as Assistant St ate At torney Wo rk ed in Wa shington D.C. for Congr essman Do n Fu qua Wo rk ed in Ta llahassee for St ate Re pr esentativ e Bi lly Jo e Rish Tr ied Ov er 100 Ju ry Tr ials in local practice Me mber of the Ju dicial No minating Committee for the Fi rst Di strict Cour t of Ap peal Rated nationally A V by Ma rt indaleHu bbell A indicates pr eeminent attorney V indicates highest ethical standar ds Pr esident of the Ba y County Ba r Association El ected Cir cuit Re pr esentativ e to the Boar d of Go ve rnors Me mber of the Di sciplinar y (E thics) Re vie w Committee At torney at Law ye ars ye ars ye ars ttorney at ye ars 8 8 Ap pointed Cir cuit Ju dge by Go ve rnor Je b Bu sh El ected without opposition in 2008 Se rv es as Chief Civil Ad ministrativ e Ju dge Cer tied by the Su pr eme Cour t to handle death penalty cases Re cogniz ed by Gu ar dian ad Litem for his positiv e and inuential wor k with yo uth Fo unding member of the Ju stice Te aching gr oup for the judicial eduction of students Cir cuit Cour t Liaison to the Pr ofessionalism Committee Chairman of the Pr o Bono Committee Chairman of the Tr ansition Committee to the cour thouse addition curr ently under constr uction Cir cuit Ju dge dle death penalty cases Re cogniz ed b y G uar dian ad Litem for his positiv e and inuential wor k with y outh Fo unding member of the J ustice Te aching gr oup for the judicial eduction of students Cir cuit Cour t Liaison to the Pr ofessionalism Committee Chairman of the P ro Bono Chairman of the Tr ansition Committee to the cour t house addition curr ently under By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m The Board of County Commissioners last Thursday began work on the 20142015 budget. County administrator Don Butler brought a series of recommendations from a staff committee reviewing the budget, seeking guidance from commissioners. Butler said that indications from the Property Appraisers of ce were for property values to move up incrementally this year after seven years of decline. The increase, Butler said, was estimated to be 2-3 percent, or roughly $190,000$265,000 in terms of new dollars for commissioners. The taxable property roll will be submitted to the state by Property Appraiser Mitch Burke early next month. Butler said the modest increase in revenue would not completely mitigate estimated increases in spending. Business licenses Of the proposals brought to commissioners last week from the review committee, implementing business licenses for the unincorporated areas drew by far the most attention. The license could be free or issued for a nominal fee because the idea was not to generate revenue, Butler said. The aim was two-fold, he said. One goal would be for the county to gain a better handle on small businesses operating in the county, for informational purposes and as a way to market economic development in the county. Having such information could also play a role in state or federal economic development programs and funding, Butler said. My intention is to do it just so we know what is going on, said Commissioner Tan Smiley. Additionally, Butler said, it would provide a front-end process to indirectly save county time and individuals money by preventing the start-up of a business in a structure or location prohibited existing land use regulations or ordinance instead of code enforcement closing a business on the back end. We are trying to nip issues in the bud, Butler said. But Commissioner Joanna Bryan said she was against business licenses in any form. Favoring less government, she said establishing a business license was an unnecessary expansion of government. In addition, she said, small businesses may not want to be marketed it is up to owners and part of the attraction of Gulf County was less government interference. I am not in favor of a business license, Bryan said. I think a lot of people move into the county for more freedom than in the city. We can enforce (business requirements) through enforcement of existing rules. Commissioner Warren Yeager said the idea for business licensure was not a new one and he had concerns similar to those of Bryan. Ive got mixed emotions, Yeager said. He supported moving ahead with the drafting of an ordinance implementing business licenses (Bryan dissented), saying there remained plenty of time for review and input from the public before considering the ordinance. Outside agency funding The review committee also recommended reducing or eliminating funding to outside agencies, but the idea had no traction among commissioners. Those agencies are Gulf County Transportation/ ARC, the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, the Gulf County Library (two branches), Gulf County Senior Citizens and the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. So many of these agencies provide an essential service to the county, Yeager said. They save the community money. Commissioner Carmen McLemore agreed, particularly about the Humane Society. They save the taxpayers a ton of money, he said. The $10,000 annual funding to the Chamber of Commerce was eliminated, particularly since the county has completely taken over the economic development element, but commissioners refused to touch the funding to any other agency. EMS Staff will again go out for proposals from private companies to operate Gulf County EMS. The BOCC has taken the step before but in years past all proposals from the private sector were more costly than maintaining EMS in-house. But the service is a losing proposition for taxpayers, even though annual de cits have been trimmed from more than $1 million by more than half the past few years after several costcutting measures, including hiring a private contractor for bill collection. EMS has a $1.2 million overall budget, with $1,000,050 in salary and bene ts alone. Solid waste Commissioners charged staff with soliciting proposals to conduct a study necessary to support the implementation of of a Municipal Service Bene t Unit to fund mandatory garbage pickup in the county. An MSBU is based on the cost of a service, the number of properties that would fall under mandatory garbage and the cost of that service allocated to each property. A study, Butler said, would have to be undertaken to record necessary data to make a move to countywide mandatory garbage lawsuit-proof. Such a system would be single-payer on an annual billing cycle. The earliest mandatory garbage could be implemented would be October 2015. The use of a MSBU, which is a non-ad valorem tax, is common for such services as garbage pick-up around Florida. Redevelopment agency Commissioners will ask the city of Port St. Joe not to demand of the BOCC the required annual payment to the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency. Butler said the agency had not requested funding for its rst 10 years of existence, the county realizes little bene t from the agency and the move would save $134,000. As Yeager noted, the BOCC has asked the same question before and been rebuffed. Vendors and leave The county will seek proposals from vendors for a payroll system for all employees of the BOCC and constitutional of cers, a new contract for fuel and diesel, telephone service supporting the existing voice over internet service the county employs and privatizing the administration of the State Housing Initiative Plan (SHIP) program. Staff will also examine ways to reduce the costs of advertising annual delinquent tax certi cates. County employees will also, as of January, accrue leave on a monthly basis, not annually, in a move that would cut some costs and mirror practices in the private sector. Commissioners begin budget business THE PORT ST. JOE STAR Like us on

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Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Alan Davis Editor: Tim Croft 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 OPINION www.starfl.com Thursday, June 12, 2014 A Section I share the college classroom I teach my classes in with other instructors who teach different subjects. I do my best to erase the boards when class is over. Gone are the days of chalk and beating the erasers on the sidewalk. We use dry erase boards with special markers that are designed to be used speci cally on these boards. Every once in a while, someone will use a permanent marker on the board, and it causes a little trouble. Alcohol will generally get just about everything off one of these boards. When I walked into the classroom on this day, the term self-ef cacy was written on both the left and right boards in the room. Im a math guy; Im not always sure what some of these terms mean that they teach in psychology classes. I assumed it was a psychology class. As students came in, I looked up what the term meant According to this place on the internet, self-ef cacy is A persons belief about his or her ability and capacity to accomplish a task or to deal with the challenges of life. It sounded a lot like con dence to me. However, I thought it was also applicable to my college students and their personal battles with math. A friend had recently reminded me about Henry Ford and his rst tractor. At around 19 years old, Ford returned to the farm after working for three years in the Detroit machine shops. While in Detroit, Ford had learned about internal combustion engines by tinkering with them. Back at the farm, he eventually built his rst farm locomotive or tractor that used an old mowing machine for its chassis and a homemade steam engine for power. We all know about Fords success. Henry Ford once said, Whether you think that you can or you cant, youre usually right. That is pretty much self-ef cacy or con dence or what our parents taught us hopefully. I found all these folks on the internet who were adamant about con dence and self-ef cacy not being the same thing. They used all these fancy words, theories and the notion that self-ef cacy includes not only thinking youre capable, but how strong the feelings are about your capability. Mercy They went on to say that folks could be con dent they would fail and that this term was meant to be used for con dence in success. It still seemed like a ten dollar word for con dence to me. I think I will stick with the word con dence realizing in my mind it means thinking you can do something. If I need to measure how con dent I am, I will continue to do whatever it is and hope I get better. Fathers Day is upon again and how can we think of our fathers without thinking of con dence? A good daddy builds con dence in his children by pushing them down slides head rst and throwing them in the deep end of the swimming pool. Fathers do have the tendency to push children a little more toward their upper limits, whereas mothers seem to be the ones who are trying to reduce the risks associated with the slides, swimming pools and somersaults. Im sure there are risk-taking mothers and safety conscious fathers, but in general parents balance each other out. In the middle of all this thinking about con dence, fathers and Henry Fords ingenuity, my son called and asked me, Do we have any plywood? Two thoughts immediately went through my head. The rst being I was proud that he was building something; the second worrying that he would be standing on this thing he was building he was building a stage to perform on. Somewhere in those two thoughts is the value of measuring my sons belief about his ability to build something and his capacity to accomplish the task or to deal with the challenges of life like falling through the stage in the middle of his performance. This self-ef cacy word might be a pretty good word after all. Read more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. By now, most people know about the perils of identity theft, where someone steals your personal or nancial account information and makes fraudulent charges or opens bogus accounts in your name. Lately, a not-so-new twist has been getting a lot of attention medical identity theft. Thats where someone gains access to your health insurance or Medicare account information and uses it to submit phony insurance claims, obtain prescription drugs or medical devices, or get medical treatment in your name. Besides its high cost, medical ID theft also can have deadly consequences: Suppose someone poses as you and gets an appendectomy; if you later entered the hospital with abdominal pain, your medical le would show that your appendix was already removed and you could be tragically misdiagnosed. Here are a few tips for avoiding medical ID fraud and steps to take if it happens: Your medical les are often full of information ID thieves crave: account numbers for Social Security, health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, contact information, email address, etc. All it takes is one stolen employee laptop or an intercepted piece of mail or email to leave you vulnerable. Sophisticated thieves will also hack computer networks of insurance companies, pharmacies, medical equipment suppliers and others who have access to your medical records. And unfortunately, the black market for stolen information is so tempting that employees have been known to steal data. Common signs of medical identity theft include: Provider bills or insurance Explanation of Bene ts (EOB) forms that reference medical services you didn't receive. (Verify all dates, providers and treatments and look for duplicate billing.) Calls from debt collectors about unfamiliar bills. Medical collection notices on your credit report. Just as you shouldnt hesitate to ask your doctor or nurse whether they washed their hands, so you should feel free to ask what security precautions their business of ce takes to protect your information. Here are a few preventive measures to take: Never reveal personal or account information during unsolicited calls or emails. Be suspicious if someone offers you free medical equipment or services and then requests your Medicare number. Never let people borrow your Medicare or insurance card to obtain services for themselves. Not only is this illegal, but it could be disastrous if your medical histories become intermingled (think about differing allergies, blood types, etc.) Regularly check your credit reports for unpaid bills for unfamiliar medical services or equipment. This could indicate someone has opened a new insurance policy using your identity and is running up charges. If you suspect or know your information has been compromised, ask for copies of your medical records from each doctor, hospital, pharmacy, lab or health plan where a thief may have used your information. Also request a copy of their Accounting of Disclosures form, which lists everyone who got copies of your medical records. Next, write them all by certi ed mail explaining which information is inaccurate, along with copies of documents supporting your position. Ask them to correct or delete all errors and to inform everyone they may have sent records to (labs, other doctors, hospitals, etc.) Keep copies of all correspondence and logs of all phone calls or other related activities. You can also le a police report and contact the fraud units at the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. You may want to place a fraud alert or freeze on your accounts. Visit the Federal Trade Commissions Identity Theft site for more information ( www. consumer.ftc.go v ). Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMone y I was sitting on a park bench in Savannah, Georgia, watching the world go by when it dawned on me; the world WAS going by! If any place on earth has made a living attempting to keep every building, street and carefully laid out city square like it always was, this was it. They talk here a lot more about James Oglethorpe, who sailed up the river to found the city in 1734, than they do modern day congressmen and mayors. Youd think John Wesley was the current minister at the First Street Tabernacle. They walk you through houses with double parlors, copper ceilings and gilded edge china. For a nominal fee, you can gaze on the church pew George Washington occupied on his visit in 1791. William T. Sherman is vili ed as if he arrived yesterday with the Yankee marauders! They stand in line over on West Jones Street to eat at Mrs. Wilkes boarding house like it was serving up fountain of youth chicken livers. Progress for them is measured in cobblestone streets and Victorian spires. Of course, the air conditioned tour bus and the Taco Bells sprinkled just outside the Historic District belied the notion that things do, in fact, ever stand still. I actually saw one girl in Telfair Square that wasnt wearing a hoop skirt! A tour guide, in an unguarded moment, confessed he was just in it for the money. This place was selling nostalgia in a pre-packaged, homogenized way. I paid nine dollars for a house salad at Ye Olde Roadside Inn. I mumbled to the colonial clad matre d that his menu wasnt as authentic as his costume. They were offering Thomas Kinkade paintings and electric guitars in the market district of old Savannah. If anyone except me noticed this minor inconsistency, they didnt let on. And I dont think Oglethorpe waded ashore wearing one of those twentyve dollar Harley-Davidson tee shirts being hawked down on the riverfront. Dont get me wrong. I enjoyed every minute of my visit. It was de nitely a step back in timewith one foot! You could certainly get lost in the branches of the overhanging trees, in the names of Wesley, Eli Whitney, Juliette Gordon Low, Johnny Mercer, in the stately magnolias adorning the nearby plantations.it de nitely had the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil feel. But the city also had a modern day, commercial slant to it. There was a hustle and bustle that Im not sure colonial Savannah felt. These Rhett Butlers and Scarlet OHaras wanted to be paid before you got on the bus. I know one thing, it sure was fortunate for the city to have all those old buildings standing around. From my park bench I pondered the dilemma. This town was not unlike my personal life. I sure appreciated the peace, safety and tranquility of my past. Ive made a career out of exposing the old buildings of my youth. But do you think for a second I want to go back to cutting okra on a daily basis! Ye gads! I dont mind reminiscing from time to time but Im through cutting rewood, dumping slop to hogs and shoveling out barn stalls. Progress is not the worst ballgame in town! I kinda like air conditioning and color T. V. The shocks on my van beat the heck out of the springs on those old buckboards. And who wouldnt prefer formt Adidas running shoes over hard soled bootsor going barefooted. Life isnt standing still. Not even in this city of timelessness. Savannah might be more interested in right now than they are letting on. They talk old-time, gentile fashion, courtliness, Deep South and history. But they are really utilizing all they have to make the most of today. Now, there is a lesson that we all could take a closer look at! You just know when the trolleys close for the day, those Savannah patriarchs rush into the den and turn on the Golf Channel. They send kids off to college and worry about the cost of health care just like me and you. And when they go on a vacation I bet you the world doesnt look like Tomorrow Land at a Disney park! Of course, in this city of carefully preserved mansions, nightly Ghost tours, waistcoats and horse drawn wagons, no one is spilling the beans. Savannah acts like the period stuff is real. Youd think theyd never heard of microwaves and instant coffee. I gured Id play along. It didnt hurt nobody and it was in keeping with the when in Rome philosophy. I turned to a re ned, gray haired matron and remarked, You know, that Sherman was truly a rascal. Her eyes narrowed. She stretched to her full height of almost ve feet. A look, similar to what must be akin to the wrath of God, fell upon her whole being. She spit on the sidewalk and, without a word, disappeared beneath a grape arbor. I can tell you, shes never eaten at Taco Bell! And I might be completely wrong about this time not standing still thing.. Respectfully, Kes CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Dont fall prey to medical identity theft Chewing the Fat With Mrs. Wilkes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert Fathers and con dence Page A4 JASON ALDERMAN Fathers do have the tendency to push children a little more toward their upper limits, whereas mothers seem to be the ones who are trying to reduce the risks associated with the slides, swimming pools and somersaults. Im sure there are risk-taking mothers and safety conscious fathers, but in general parents balance each other out.

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Lighthouse Utilities Company Inc. 2013 Annual Drinking Wa ter Quality Report We r e pleased to pr esent to you this year s Annual Wa ter Quality Report. This re port is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you ev ery day Our constant goal is to pr ov ide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water We want you to under stand the ef forts we mak e to continually impr ov e the water tr eatment pr ocess and pr otect our water re sour ces. We ar e committed to ensuring the quality of your water Our water sour ce is gr ound water fr om 2 wells. The wells dr aw fr om the Floridan Aquifer Because of the ex cellent quality of our water the only tr eatment re quir ed is ch lorine for disinfection purposes. In 2013 the Florida Department of En vir onmental Pr otection performed a Sour ce Wa ter Assessment on our system and a sear ch of the data sour ces indicated no potential sour ces of contamination near our wells. The assessment re sults ar e available on the FDEP Sour ce Wa ter Assessment and Pr otection Pr og ra m website at www .dep.state ..us/swapp. If you have any questions about this re port or concerning your water utility please contact Larry McArdle at (850) 227-5349 We encour age ou r valued customer s to be informed about their water utility Lighthouse Utilities ro utinely monitor s for contaminants in your drinking water accor ding to Fe der al and State laws, rules, and re gulations. Except wher e indicated otherwise this re port is based on the re sults of our monitoring for the period of Ja nuary 1 to December 31, 2013. Data obtained befor e Ja nuary 1, 2013, and pr esented in this re port ar e fr om the most re cent testing done in accor dance with the laws, rules, and re gu lations. In the table below you may nd unfamiliar terms and abbr ev iations. To he l p you better under stand these terms we ve pr ov ided the following denitions: Maximum Contaminant Lev el or MCL: The highest le vel of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water MCLs ar e set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available tr eatment tec hnolo gy Maximum Contaminant Lev el Goal or MCLG: The le vel of a contaminant in drinking water below whic h ther e is no known or ex pected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a mar gin of safety Action Lev el (AL): T he concentr ation of a contaminant whic h, if ex ceeded, trig ge rs tr eatment or other re quir ements that a water system must follow Maximum residual disinf ectant lev el or MRDL: The highest le vel of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water Ther e is con vincing ev idence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for contr ol of micr obial contaminants. Maximum residual disinf ectant lev el goal or MRDLG: T he le vel of a drinking water disinfectant below whic h ther e is no known or ex pected risk to health. MRDLGs do not re ect the benets of the use of disinfectants to contr ol micr obial contaminants. ND: m eans not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by labor atory analysis. Pa rts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (g/l): one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample Pa rts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l): one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample Picocurie per liter (pCi/L): m easur e of the ra dioactivity in water To tal Coliform. The Lighthouse Utilities Wa ter System had an MCL violation for To tal Coliform bacteria in December 2013. Tw o samples tested positive; one mor e than is allowed by rule These sample sites wer e immediately re tested with all re peats testing ne gative (no bacteria pr esent). When mor e than 1 of the bacteriolo gical samples tak en in a month is positive it is consider ed an MCL violation and additional sampling is immediately re quested. The additional sampling was immediately tak en with all re peats testing ne gative (no bacteria pr esent). Coliforms ar e bacteria that ar e natur ally pr esent in the en vir onment and ar e used as an indicator that other potentially harmful, bacteria may be pr esent. When coliforms ar e found in mor e samples than allowed ther e is a warning of potential pr oblems. All other distrib ution samples tak en during the year wer e ne gative (no bacteria pr esent). The bacteriolo gical sampling pr ocedur es for this system wer e re vie wed and modied in hopes of ensuring compliance in the futur e. We fa iled to complete re quir ed sampling for To tal Tr ihalomethanes (TTHMs) and Haloacetic Acids Fi ve (HAA5s) during the period of Ju ne September 2013 and ther efor e wer e in violation of monitoring and re porting re quir ements. Because we did not tak e the re quir ed number of samples, we did not know whether the contaminants wer e pr esent in your drinking water and we ar e unable to tell you what the health ef fects might have been during that time Tw o samples wer e re quir ed, and none wer e tak en. Sampling was re sumed in the period of October December 2013. The re sults fr om this period wer e below the maximum contaminant le vel. If pr esent, ele vated le vels of lead can cause serious health pr oblems, especially for pr eg nant women and young ch ildr en. Lead in drinking water is primarily fr om materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing Lighthouse Utilities is re sponsible for pr ov iding high quality drinking water bu t cannot contr ol the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for se ver al hour s, you can minimize the potential for lead ex posur e by ushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes befor e using water for drinking or cooking If you ar e concerned about lead in your water you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water testing methods, and steps you can tak e to minimize ex posur e is available fr om the Safe Drinking Wa ter Hotline or at http://www .epa.go v/safe water/lead. The sour ces of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include river s, lak es, str eams, ponds, re servoir s, springs, and wells. As water tr avels ov er the surface of the land or thr ough the gr ound, it dissolves natur ally occurring miner als and, in some cases, ra dioactive material, and can pic k up substances re sulting fr om the pr esence of animals or fr om human activity Contaminants that may be pr esent in sour ce water include: (A) Micr obial contaminants, suc h as viruses and bacteria, whic h may come fr om se wa ge tr eatment plants, septic systems, ag ricultur al livestoc k oper ations, and wildlife (B) Inor ganic contaminants, suc h as salts and metals, whic h can be natur ally-occurring or re sult fr om urban stormwater runof f, industrial or domestic waste water disc har ge s, oil and gas pr oduction, mining or farming (C) Pe sticides and herbicides, whic h may come fr om a variety of sour ces suc h as ag ricultur e, urban stormwater runof f, and re sidential uses. (D) Or ganic ch emical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile or ganic ch emicals, whic h ar e by-pr oducts of industrial pr ocesses and petr oleum pr oduction, and can also come fr om gas stations, urban stormwater runof f, and septic systems. (E) Radioactive contaminants, whic h can be natur ally occurring or be the re sult of oil and gas pr oduction and mining activities. In or der to ensur e that tap water is safe to drink, the EP A pr escribes re gulations, whic h limit the amount of certain contaminants in water pr ov ided by public water systems. The Fo od and Drug Administr ation (FD A) re gulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water whic h must pr ov ide the same pr otection for public health. Drinking water including bottled water may re asonably be ex pected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The pr esence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. Mor e information about contaminants and potential health ef fects can be obtained by calling the En vir onmental Pr otection Ag ency s Safe Drinking Wa ter Hotline at 1-800-4264791. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking wa ter than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons suc h as persons with cancer undergoing ch emotherapy persons who hav e undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk from inf ections. These people should seek advice about drinking wa ter from their health care pro viders. EP A/ CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of inf ection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Saf e Drinking Wa ter Hotline (800-426-4791). Please DO NO T FLUSH your unused/unwanted medications down toilets or sink dr ains. Fo r mor e information, please visit http://www .dep.state .fl.us/waste/cate gories/medications/pa ge s/ disposal.htm. Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star.com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE Y O U R OPINION S LETTERS www.starfl.com Thursday, June 12, 2014 A Page 5 Section Hank Williams, Don Sterling and capital gains pain MARGARET R. M c DOWELL A rbor O utlook Your cheatin heart will make you weep Your Cheatin Heart by Hank Williams Donald Sterling now has reneged on his agreement to sell the Los Angeles Clippers. Perhaps he changed course when he saw his impending tax bill. Im not a basketball fan, but when I heard a professional basketball team was selling for $2 billion, I wondered how much the seller actually would clear after taxes. Astute advisers consider similar situations daily on behalf of their clients. How much will the client clear if a holding is liquidated? Or, how much will a client take home if he sells his business? After all, its not what you gross, its what you make after you settle with Uncle Sam that actually matters. Employing investment strategies that neglect a clients tax considerations can be detrimental to the clients nances. I read recently about a client who changed nancial advisors. The new advisor perused the clients portfolio, saw heavy allocations in one particular dividendpaying utility stock, and immediately sold the majority of the security. Turns out the client had held the stock for several decades and had originally purchased it at a rock bottom price. Because the stock had grown signicantly in value, the capital gains taxes were exceptionally burdensome. Back to basketball. Mr. Sterling reportedly was selling the L.A. Clippers to former Microsoft Chief Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Sterling bought the team in 1981 for $12.5 million dollars, so the franchise has increased in value by $1,987,500,000. Assuming no additions to his cost basis, Sterling would likely pay a 20 percent capital gains rate on this $1,987,500,000, or just under $400 million. If the team is determined to be a non-passive asset, the Sterlings may have avoided the 3.8 percent Medicare surtax on net investment income. Whew. But Sterling isnt selling the Miami Heat, a team located in a state with no income taxes. The controversial sale is in California, which just raised its maximum state tax rate to 13.3 percent. Thats more than $260 million extra owed in state taxes. Now we have got a tax liability of $660 million. Taxes are simply part of the equation, in business sales and investing. If youre considering working with a new investment adviser, ask him what kind of tax analysis will be performed on your holdings prior to the commencement of trading in your accounts. No need to shed tears for Mr. Sterling if the sale indeed goes through. His franchise ownership produced about a 16,000 percent return during a period of 33 years on his original investment. Thats an annualized rate of around 17 percent. This rate of return is surpassed, however, by potential new owner Steve Ballmer, whose original investment in Microsoft has earned him more than 55,000 percent during the past 28 years. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a syndicated economic columnist, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850-608-6121~www. arborwealth.net), a FeeOnly and Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisory Firm located near Destin, FL. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any specic strategy or investment will be suitable or protable for an investor. Communications reform should be on seniors radar By Austin Curry Special to The Star Ask Florida seniors to name the federal legislation of the past 100 years that has the greatest impact on their lives today, and putting the Affordable Care Act aside, chances are most of us would mention the Social Security Act of 1935 or the law creating Medicare in 1965. Few, if any, would mention the Communications Act of 1934. No surprise there. Few Americans of any age fully understand this 80 year old law that was updated in 1996 still sets the rules of the communications market in America today. So as Congress begins its work to modernize the Act, older Americans have a big stake in the outcome. A successful update of the Act would assure the continuation of a healthy, competitive market that offers constantly improving Internet speeds and services at affordable prices. And dont believe the myth that these digital age services are irrelevant to older Americans. The Internet and new technologies and applications driven by broadband connectivity are becoming more and more a signicant part of seniors lives. Thats well documented in a comprehensive study from the Pew Foundation. For the rst time, more than half of older adults are Internet users. Nationwide, 57 percent report going online and 47 percent have home broadband connections. Online seniors also tend to be active Internet users, with more than 70 percent going online every day. This promising trend shows great progress, but clearly theres still work to be done to boost these numbers even higher. The best way to drive adoption rates among older adults is to make the value proposition clear through new and innovative uses of technology that will better the lives of older Americans. For example, even seniors who have zero interest in sending an email or surng the web have a profound vested interest in another aspect of broadband technology online home health care. Systems in use right now can monitor a patients condition at home and automatically send an alert to the doctor if a problem is detected. Broadband connections make it possible to remotely examine and sometimes even treat patients. Broadband support like this can make the difference between keeping elderly people with chronic diseases at home connected with their families or going to nursing homes. It also offers some relief for our nancially stressed healthcare system by reducing doctor visits and enabling better preventive care. Innovations on that scale are driven by billions of dollars of private investment every year by Internet service providers. To keep that investment and innovation owing, its time to remove the antiquated regulations left over from the days of phone calls served up by the old Bell system monopoly. We need an environment with a careful regulatory approach thats applied evenly to all the players who operate online. Thats the goal of the members of Congress advocating to modernize the Communications Act. Its early in the game yet, but the effort is gaining steam. As an advocate of issues important to older Americans, Floridas senior Sen. Bill Nelson should take a leadership role as this process unfolds. As a senior member of the Senate Commerce Committee and a strong candidate to succeed Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) as chairman, Senator Nelson will be a key gure in bringing this national policy up-to-date. With his leadership, Congress nally might be able to seize this unique opportunity to modernize our outdated laws. A modern Communications Act will ensure we have the right framework for our evolving digital age one that leverages technology to better the lives of older Americans and rapidly advances the role of mobile health care delivery. Austin Curry is executive director of Elder Care Advocacy of Florida. Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR

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Local A6 | The Star Thursday, June 12, 2014 Star Staff Report This page features photos submitted to The Star by our readers. We would like to make this page a regular feature, an opportunity for the photographers from this community, resident and visitor alike, to highlight the gorgeous, the interesting, the weird, fun or just plain best that Gulf County offers. Please send your photos to tcroft@star .com and help us shine a spotlight on Gulf County. Scene Scene around Taken from a helicopter drone, this aerial shows evidence of the previous nights turtle crawl on St. Joe Beach. COURTESY OF BILL FAUTH COURTESY OF SARAH BOSSTICK Sand dollars on the beach. COURTESY OF SARAH BOSSTICK Marissa Schneck enjoys a bit of shade at the Port St. Joe Marina. COURTESY OF SARAH BOSSTICK A gorgeous sunset. COURTESY OF SANDY WARD A summer storm settles over St. Joseph Peninsula. COURTESY OF SANDY WARD The sailboat Misty is pulled off the shoals surrounding Cape San Blas. COURTESY OF SARAH BOSSTICK Some fun in the surf of the Gulf of Mexico. COURTESY OF SANDY WARD Pelicans lounge on the boardwalk and try to snag the sh as Sandy Ward and family sh along the Mexico Beach Canal. COURTESY OF EVA MADDOX DAVIS Sunset over St. Joseph Bay as seen from George Core Park in Port St. Joe.

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Local The Star| A7 Thursday, June 12, 2014 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.co m Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton called action taken at last Thurs days School Board meeting the beginning of a reshap ing of district administra tive staff. Board members voted in support, but not until Billy Quinn, Jr. and board chair Linda Wood, acknowledged they had little choice in per sonnel decisions from the superintendent. Norton lled out the principal roster at all four schools, a process that be gan in January. He also tweaked job titles and some responsibilities for district administration as part of what he called a necessary multi-year plan. A plan formed by several factors. Sara Joe Wooten, the as sistant superintendent for instruction, and Deborah Crosby, director of special services, will retire by the end of the summer. That is more than 60 years of experience the district will lose among leadership, including two critical positions within the district. They have more knowl edge in their little pinkies than most of us will ever have, Norton said. Secondly, demographics necessitate some changes. The district will have roughly 76 fewer full-time equivalent students in We wahitchka at the beginning of 2014-2015 compared to the prior school year. That is equal to roughly $325,000 on the bottom line, nearly all of a projected $355,000 shortfall predict ed for the coming budget season. With schools in Port St. Joe not seeing much if any drop-off in numbers Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School will have enroll ment of roughly 324 in the fall; Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High is expected to be over 500 a shift in school personnel is required. And nally, the impacts of initial Florida Com prehensive Assessment Test, which Norton called a black eye and unac ceptable, have impacted decision-making. Both elementary school principals were approved by the School Board. Tracy Bowers, who is the 2014 Gulf District Teacher of the Year, will move from the classroom to the front ofce at Wewahitchka El ementary School as she takes over as principal. Bowers was on hand to accept her trophy as Teacher of the Year. I work with a wonderful group of colleagues, Bow ers said. I feel I was born to teach and I was meant to be here in this county mak ing a difference. Norton praised Bowers passion and dedication. She is a wonderful as set to our school district, for her school and her classroom, he added. Dr. Sandra Cook is the new principal at Port St. Joe Elementary. Cook, a math teacher, succeeds Sue Gannon who requested a return to teaching math, citing in her letter requesting the trans fer the recent release of FCAT results. Norton spent several minutes praising Gannon and her work in the district, noting Gannon has two years until retirement and skills in the classroom. Of Cook, he said, Shes had extensive work with curriculum and she knows schools. We looked at our ranks, Norton continued, noting that requirements for a principal in Gulf County, a Masters in Edu cation and certication in Educational Leadership, obviously made the pool of candidates shallow, but strong candidates nonethe less emerged. We found people who are tried and true, Nor ton said. They bring local understanding, passion and enthusiasm. I have no doubt they are going to make fantastic principals. Before the School Board voted on Nortons recom mendation, though, Billy Quinn, Jr., commented on the boards role in the pro cess, saying it can not, un less in possession of infor mation disqualifying an in dividual from employment, possess the power to over rule the superintendent on personnel decisions. Quinn said the board must live or die by the superintendents decisions on personnel. His comments were echoed by Wood. Hes making these recommendations based on what is good for the dis trict, Quinn said. We feel hes making the best choice for the district. But we have to accept or nd good cause to overturn his decision. We are shooting to give students the best opportu nity to succeed. The principals for the two junior/senior high schools have been in place since earlier this year. Duane McFarland, a for mer principal who moved to the district ofce two years ago, replaced Jeremy Knapp at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School after Knapp left on a leave of absence and did not return. Jay Bidwell, who be came principal at Wewa hitchka Elementary on an interim basis in January, moves to Wewahitchka Jr./ Sr. High School where he had long been a teacher. Wooten will be replaced by Lori Price, most recent ly principal at Wewahitch ka Jr./Sr. High School and Martha Weimorts replaced Crosby. Board members dis cussed changes to job titles Price is director of instruction, Weimorts di rector of special services and Bill Carr is the lone as sistant superintendent, for business, and accompa nying tweaking in respon sibilities and organization ow. Nobody will just come in and take over the jobs of (Wooten and Crosby), Norton said. Im needing to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. Norton said it was a re shaping of administration in the district, which also included moving two teach ing positions from Wewahi tchka to Port St. Joe. School Board, superintendent begin administration reshaping June 1 marked the ofcial beginning of hurricane season. In past years, Florida has had its share of these destructive storms, and it is sure to have more in the future. So, its important to develop plans to minimize hurricane damage specic steps to protect ourselves, our homes and our landscape plants. The arrival of hurricane season signals the need to develop some contingency plans to guard our lives and property from powerful winds and ooding rains. Ornamental plants and other landscape objects are especially vulnerable. One of the most important protective measures is to stake down any new trees and shrubs on your home grounds. By new, we mean any small trees or large shrubs youve planted with the past year. The stakes should be 2 or 3 feet long. Youll need three or four per tree. Drive them into the soil to a depth of 18 to 24 inches, slanting them away from the tree at a 45 degree angle. This will make them more secure and less likely to be pulled out. How far you place the stakes from a tree will depend on its size. A general rule is to locate the stakes the same distance from the base of the tree as the height above the ground at which you plan to attach the guide wires. To secure the wires and keep them from slipping off, make notches in the stakes a few inches from the top of each. Remember that trees account for 20 percent of storm damage to structures during a hurricane or tropical storm. A cubic foot of pine branch weighs 52 pounds. A 10-foot long branch can deliver as much as one ton of force, capable of puncturing the roof deck and/or damaging the trusses. Some native trees species survive storms better, requires minimal pruning right before a hurricane and stay strong with age. Good ornamental trees species include bald cypress, crape myrtle and Dahnoon holly. Check each one of your trees right now. Look for signs of structural weaknesses: bark thats falling off, poor branch angles (too close), root rot and internal trunk decay. Fruit trees in general will normally be short-lived because of severe hurricane winds, but exceptions do occur. Older trees are always the most prone to wind damage. Florida maple, live oak, the elm family and several others have good wind resistance as they age. Any trees that had their roots cut during construction are likely to fall as well as trees that were repeatedly topped and improperly pruned. Finally, examine each trees leaf canopy. Can the canopy be thinned out or made less dense by removing small branches from the outer edge of the canopy? For more information on preparing the landscape for hurricanes, call the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit http://gulf.ifas.u.edu or www.http://edis.ifas.u.edu. Prepare your landscape for hurricane season ROY LEE CAR TER County extension director

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By Tom Baird Special to The Star With warm weather and warm water, the bay is get ting active. It is impossible to take a casual stroll in the sandy shallows of St. Joseph Bay now without seeing rays rays quickly swimming away, rays feeding and rays partially buried in the sand. The rays are prolic and are an integral part of the bal ance and ecology of the bay. Rays that are commonly found in the bay are the Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetoba tus narinan), Cownose Ray (Rhinoptera bonasus), the Bluntnose Stingray (Dasyat is say), the Southern Sting ray (Dasyatis americana), and the Atlantic Stingray (Dasyatis sabina). Rays are related to sharks and you often see them lumped to gether as sharks, skates and rays for ease of understand ing their physiology. Like sharks and skates, rays are cartilaginous shes, lacking true bone in their skeletons. Cartilage is the rm but ex ible material at the tip of your nose, your ears, and the pads between your bones at joints. It is the Atlantic Stingray that most people see gliding over or resting on the bot tom in shallow water and it can be easily distinguished from other ray species be cause the snout is slightly elongated and pointed. It doesnt attain a large size, only reaching a maximum length of about two feet. The range of the Atlantic sting ray is from Chesapeake Bay around Florida and through out the Gulf of Mexico and southward to the Bay of Campeche in Mexico. The adults are brown or pinkish brown on top and white be low, and they are truly lovely to watch when they are slow ly swimming, undulating their large pectoral ns. These rays feed on organ isms buried in the substrate such as worms, clams, and various crustaceans such as small crabs. They pos sess crusher teeth down in the throat called pharyn geal teeth, which they use to crush the shells of clams and other bivalves. These pha ryngeal teeth are frequently found in Indian middens in Florida, demonstrating that early peoples caught them for food or for the serrated barb on the tail to use as a tool. Rays can inict a painful bite if you are foolish enough to pry their mouths open to look at the pharyngeal teeth. Yes, it has happened to me. When rays detect the presence of prey, they will begin digging using power ful thrusts of their snout and apping their large pectoral ns to push away the sand and mud. With a little pa tience, it is easy to observe this feeding activity by either standing very still or sitting quietly in a kayak. When they have taken the prey, they will often leave sizeable pits or depressions in the sand. All those craters in the sandy shallows are left by hunt ing and feeding stingrays. The rays themselves are not without predators. Bull sharks and Tiger sharks eat stingrays. Atlantic stingrays can tol erate various salinities and can travel between the open Gulf into bays and estuaries. An unusual characteristic of this ray is that it can even live in fresh water. Atlan tic stingrays inhabit the St. Johns River here in Florida and there is even a freshwa ter population in Lake Jesup in Seminole County in cen tral Florida. Of course, what most people think of at the mention of stingrays is their ability to defend themselves with a quick ip of the tail. A serrated barb covered in venomous slime is not at the tip of the tail, but about half way down the long, whip-like tail. The slash or puncture wound that it inicts is painful, but rarely life threatening. Plenty of folk remedies abound, but it is best to simply get to a hospital for medical atten tion. There have been cases of prolonged nerve damage from a rays venom. The usual precaution is to shufe your feet and warn the bur ied rays of your approach. They want to get away from you as fast as they can. De spite the fear of rays, wounds from rays are rare, although this varies by location. Some tourist beaches abound with rays. About 1,500 stingrayinduced injuries occur in the United States annually, although there is likely a degree of under-reporting because of self-treat ment. A prominent lo cal kayak outtter and eco-tour op erator on Cape San Blas never has had a customer injured by a ray in 20 years. Con sidering both the number of rays in the water and the number of tourists wading and snorkeling, it is a testa ment to the fact that injuries from rays are relatively rare. Less seen and known are the closely related Skates. Skates look very much like rays, but generally inhabit deeper waters. We have plen ty offshore here and you have probably seen their egg cas es washed up on the beach. If you have seen the black leathery tubes with hooks at each corner scattered on the beach, these are the protec tive egg cases of skates. They are called Mermaids Purse, and are frequently collected by beach goers. While skates reproduce by laying eggs, our little At lantic stingray delivers live young. After mating, the de veloping embryos are nour ished by a yolk sac much like a reptile or bird egg. Howev er, after about two months, the little developing rays are nourished by a uterine milk secreted by the mother. By late summer, July to August, the female rays give birth to litters of up to four stingray pups, which are miniatures of the adults and ready to fend for themselves. Despite the fear of rays, they are smart, curious animals, and can be eas ily taught to be hand-fed and held. Resorts in the Carib bean have made tamed rays a photo experience for tour ists. Nevertheless, the rays of St. Joseph Bay can delight us, whether we are watch ing a pair of Cownose Rays swimming slowly together near the beach or observing from a boat as a spectacular Spotted Eagle Ray glides in deep water, or watching the common Atlantic stingray burrow for its dinner of clams and worms. These animals deserve our respect and protection. 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 SPONSOR THE WEEKL Y ALM AN AC CA LL TO DA Y! 65 38 8 68 WEEK LY ALM ANA C ST .J OSEPH BA Y AP AL AC HIC OL A BA Y, WEST PA SS TIDE TA BLES MO NTHL Y AV ER AG ES To nd the ti des of the fo llo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica te d times fr om these gi ve n fo r AP ALA CHIC OLA: HIGH LO W Ca t Po in t Mi nu s 0:40 Mi nus 1:1 7 East Pa ss Mi nu s 0:27 Mi nus 0:2 7 To nd the ti des of the fo llo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica te d times fr om those gi ve n fo r CA RR ABELLE: HIGH LO W Ba ld Po in t Mi nu s 9:16 Mi nus 0:0 3 Da te Hi gh Low % Pre cip Th u, June 12 82 76 50 % Fr i, June 13 83 75 40 % Sa t, June 14 83 75 40 % Sun, June 15 83 77 30 % Mo n, June 16 85 76 10 % Tu es June 17 85 77 10 % We d, June 18 86 77 10 % Monda y Th ursda y 7A M 6PM (EST ) | Fr ida y Sa tur da y 7A M 7PM (EST ) Su nda y 7A M 2PM (EST ) Lets go! Summer time is here! 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The federal waters season on Red Snapper was short but sweet as most everyone who went limited out or came close. Rays abound in Florida waters SPOTTED EAGLE RAY A TLANTIC STINGRAY SOUTHERN STINGRAY BLUNTNOSE RAY

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JUNE 2-8 On Monday, June 2, the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce executed an order to pick up a juvenile who violated probation. Deputy J. Newsome executed the order during a court proceeding where the subject was arrested and later transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Panama City. On June 2, Deputy M. Layeld conducted a trafc stop on a vehicle on US Highway 98 and DuPont Drive. Mary LeAnn Young (30) was an occupant in the vehicle and had an active warrant for her arrest out of Hernando County Florida for Violation of Probation. Young was arrested and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility (GCDF) to await extradition. On June 2, Deputy P. Williams arrested and served Aaron W. Smiley (30) with a warrant for Burglary of a Structure while Armed. He remains in custody at the GCDF on a $5,000 bond. On June 2, Sheriff Harrison arrested Jason W. Laurimore (35) on State Road (SR) 71 near Gary Rowell Road north of Wewahitchka. Laurimore was wanted by the GCSO for Principle to the Sale of Meth. At the time of his arrest, Deputy Ferrell found Laurimore in possession of a glass pipe commonly used to ingest illegal narcotics. He was transported to the GCDF where he was charged with Principle to the Sale of Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was rst appeared and remains in the GCDF on a $10,500 bond. On Tuesday, June 3, Investigator L. Dickey arrested James A. Turman (19) in the 500 block of 3rd Street in Port St. Joe. Investigator Dickey developed Turman as a suspect in the vehicle burglary that occurred on Thursday, May 22nd, beneath the Highland View Bridge. A warrant for Burglary of Automobile was obtained for his arrest. Turman was transported to the GCDF where he was later rst appeared. Turman remains in custody. On Wednesday, June 4, Deputy K. Starnes arrested Bobby N. Hooper Jr. (42), in the 100 block of Suber Lane in Wewahitchka. Hooper was wanted for Violation of Probation on his original charges of two counts of Possession of Cocaine. He was transported to the GCDF where he was later rst appeared and released on his own recognizance. On June 4, Austin R. Hysmith (28) was arrested at the GCDF and served with a warrant for Violation of Probation. Hysmith was on probation for Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. He remains in the GCDF. On June 4, the GCSO received a 911 call regarding a domestic dispute in the 2400 block of Victoria Avenue in Highland View. Deputy J. Brock responded to the call. After investigating the call Deputy Brock arrested Samuel A. Wilkerson (39). Wilkerson was charged with Domestic Assault and transported to the GCDF. He was later rst appeared and given a conditional release. On Thursday, June 5, Deputy J. Oquendo responded to the 100 block of Cutoff Drive in Wewahitchka. The GCSO received a complaint regarding a theft of twelve to fteen rough cut planks of cypress. Deputy Oquendo continues to investigate the case. On June 5, Deputy S. Ferrell took a report of the theft of ten crawsh baskets stolen from Lockey Lake. The baskets were described as homemade and were taken between May 31st and June 5th. On June 5, the GCSO received a complaint regarding a theft in the 2600 block of SR 71 South in Wewahitchka. Deputy S. Ferrell responded to the call. The complainant reported the theft of a seat cover described as green with black stripes. On Saturday, June 7, Deputy P. Williams took a report of the theft of two porcelain angel statues from a grave at Buckhorn Cemetery. One was described as 18 inches tall and the other twelve. The items were taken within the week prior to the report. On June 7, the GCSO received a complaint regarding the theft of items from three separate rental units on Cape San Blas. Deputy M. Layeld responded to the call. The property manager discovered items missing. The location of the units were in the 4200 block of Cape San Blas Road, the 100 block of Clifton Place, and the 200 block of Haven Road. The manager reported the theft of ve televisions (three described as 32 inch), two Blu-ray players and an Xbox 360. There were no signs of forced entry into any of the locations. If you have any information regarding this case please contact the GCSO, or call CrimeStoppers at 850-785-TIPS. On June 7, Deputy S. Willis responded to the 400 block of SR 71 North in Wewahitchka. The GCSO received a call regarding the theft of copper wire from the location. The complainant reported that a roll of black insulated copper wire, valued at $275, was stolen out of the yard. On Sunday, June 8, the GCSO received a complaint regarding the theft of miscellaneous tools from the Gulf County Shipyard. Deputy M. Layeld responded to the call. The complainant reported that six locks had been cut off a trailer and several storage containers and replaced with new ones. It was reported that a bucket of assorted tools were stolen valued at approximately $400. On June 8, Deputy S. Willis took a report of the theft of a vehicles registration decal from its tag. The offense occurred in the 2500 block of Oak Grove Avenue in Port St. Joe. From June 2-June 8 the Communications Division at the GCSO logged 70 calls for the Port St. Joe Police Department, 33 calls for EMS, 16 calls for other departments/ agencies and 10 calls for Gulf County Animal Control. From June 2-June 8 the GCSO logged the following department activity: Security/ Zone Checks, 234; Trafc Stop, 40; Civil Paper Service, 19; Request for Security Checks, 10; Field Contact, 9; Information, 7; Theft/ Shoplifting, 7; Abandoned Vehicle, 6; Reckless Driver, 6; Suspicious Vehicle, 5; Citizens Assist, 3; Disabled Motor Vehicle, 3; Domestic Disturbance, 3; Escort, 3; Prowler/Trespass, 3; Sexual Offender Address Verication, 3; Street Obstruction, 3; Suspicious Activity, 3; Suspicious Person, 3; Trafc Accident, 3; Warrant Arrest, 3; Welfare Check, 3; Alarm, 2; Animal Call, 2; Physical Disturbance, 2; Disturbance, 2; Mentally Ill, 2; Harassing Phone Calls, 2; Assault, 1; Burglary, 2; Contact Message, 1; Noise Disturbance, 1; Hit & Run, 1; Lost Personal Items, 1; Prisoner Transport, 1; Recovered Property, 1; Death Investigation, 1. 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Fake travel agents and websites are known for touting too-goodto-be-true deals in the hopes of getting your money in return. Whether its a fake timeshare rental or a falsely promised Disney vacation, dont let a vacation scam take you for a ride. Make sure the offer is legitimate by checking bbb.org rst. Keep your belongings safe during your move. Summer is the peak time of year for changing residencies and unlicensed movers and dishonest scammers are waiting to take advantage of the busy season. Not all price quotes online or over the phone are legitimate (or binding), and crooks are not likely to send an estimator to your home in advance. Also remember that the lowest estimate can sometimes be an unrealistic, low-ball offer, which may cost you more in the end. Beware of summer concert ticket scams. Before paying for concert tickets online, make sure the seller is reputable. Oftentimes, phony sellers will trick consumers into wiring money with no intention of sending real tickets. Most concert venues now allow ticket holders to print tickets from personal computers, which also gives scammers the opportunity to sell the same ticket over and over to unsuspecting consumers. Be wary of sellers who: offer a sad tale as to why they cannot use the tickets; only accept cash; want the money wired or transferred through a prepaid account; and/or pressure you to act quickly. Be wary of high pressure door-to-door sales tactics. Many door-to-door salesmen offer deals for everything from driveway paving to air conditioning repair to security systems. Before saying yes, get all promises in writing, including start and nish dates. Never sign a contract that has an open-ended completion date or blank spaces. Beware of job scams that can turn a hot summer cold. Finding summer employment is a top priority for most college and high school students. Dont let the seasonal job hunt turn into a huge waste of time and money. Always be wary of employers who require fees for training and background checks, or who tout no experience needed. BBB considers these red ags for employment scams. Find out more about scams and sign up for scam alerts at BBB Scam Stopper (bbb.org/scam). For tips you can trust, visit bbb.org Gulf World Marine Institute acquires new stranding vehicle Special to The Star In May Gulf World Marine Institute (a nonprot stranding organization) received a grant for $15,495 from the Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program, which is funded by the sales of the sea turtle specialty license plate. Gulf World Marine Institute received the grant to support transportation of rescued and rehabilitated sea turtles, including from Gulf County. Gulf World Marine Institute was chosen for the award through a com petitive application process that was open to coastal county governments, educational institutions and Florida-based nonprot groups striving to improve the livelihood of sea turtles and conserve Florida habitats. Launched in 1996, the Helping Sea Tur tles Survive specialty license plate raises money for two important programs that benet Florida sea turtles the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commissions Ma rine Turtle Protection Program and the Sea Turtle Grants Program, which distributes money back to the local level for turtle con servation projects. The Sea Turtle Grants Program has awarded more than $4 million in grants to 76 different groups for research, education and rehabilitation projects in Florida since 2001. The sea turtle specialty plate is currently number two in sales, second only to the Uni versity of Florida specialty plate. Its rewarding to know that so many people share our concern for Floridas sea turtles, said David Godfrey, Sea Turtle Conservancy executive director. What we do in this state has a dramatic impact on sea turtle populations around the world. By pur chasing the sea turtle specialty plate, Florid ians are voluntarily funding important pro grams to save these amazing creatures. To learn more about the Sea Turtle Grants Program and the Helping Sea Tur tles Survive specialty license plate, please visit www.helpingseaturtles.org.

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Local A10 | The Star Thursday, June 12, 2014 ery year since the FCATs inception and our funding has been drastically cut the past three years, Nor ton said. This gives us a chance to focus on where we need to be. They have changed the test so much I dont think weve been able to allow our teachers to fully get their arms around the ma terial. I think it is shame we are the front lines on this, but we are all in this together. Breaking down the lat est round of scores by grade highlights challeng es across the district. In reading, the district fell below the state average for percentage of students scoring at grade-level pro ciency or the state aver age score in third grade, fth grade, sixth grade and eighth grade. The numbers between schools varied wildly. Among fourth-graders, for example, 76 percent (up 30 percent) of students at Wewahitchka Elementary tested at grade level while 53 percent (down 7 percent) of Port St. Joe Elementary fourth-graders did so. Among ninth-graders, on the other hand, 46 per cent of Wewahitchka High School students scored at prociency while 68 per cent of Port St. Joe High School students did so. At all other grade lev els in reading, the schools at either end of the county roughly mirrored each oth er. That was not the case in math. Among third-, fourthand fth-graders, the per centage of students scor ing at grade level at Wewa hitchka Elementary School out-paced their peers at Port St. Joe Elementary 57-37 percent among thirdgraders, 80-65 percent in fourth grade and 55-44 per cent among fth-graders. Nonetheless, the thirdgrade percentages, to focus on one grade, rep resented sharp drops for both schools, 13 percentage points in Port St. Joe and 19 percent in Wewahitchka. Only in fourth grade did students outpace the state in math, with both el ementary schools average score above the state aver age and 80 percent of We wahitchka fourth-graders scored at grade level, up 22 percentage points. That trend was reversed on the math portion in grades 6-8. The percentage of stu dents in Port St. Joe who tested at grade level in math was well ahead of stu dents in Wewahitchka 6547 percent in sixth grade, 67-47 in seventh grade and 61-41 percent among eighth graders. The district outpaced the state in every grade based largely on the per formance of Port St. Joe students. Overall, at the elemen tary school level, Port St. Joe students lost ground for percentage of students at grade prociency at ev ery grade and every subject save sixth-grade reading and math and fth-grade reading. Wewahitchka Elemen tary, in contrast, saw the same percentages go up in nine of 16 grade/subject areas. The district was below the state in science at both tested grades. The big concern, as voiced by Norton during last weeks School Board meeting, is what impact the scores will have when school grades are tabulated. Port St. Joe High School has been an A school each of the past two years and Port St. Joe Elemen tary has been an A or B school consistently over the years. Wewahitchka Elementa ry has consistently been a B school, with a C thrown in time to time while Wewa hitchka High School came very close to a B last year. It appears likely, given the numbers, that both el ementary schools will earn no better than a C. High school grades are released in the fall after calculations for dual en rollment, dropout rate and graduation rate are fac tored in. We will not have any failing schools and we will not have a D school, Nor ton said. Overall, I think we are a B district when everything is averaged out, but it may be that this year we are going to a B-C district. 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CD 10 59 WOW 6/ 14 ip pg Ce rt i ca te 79 61 -X X07 07 Pa ya bl e on a ce rt i ca te wi th ann uit y va lue s of $1 0, 00 0$2 4, 99 9. 4. 15 % Pa ya bl e on a ce rt i ca te wi th ann ui ty va lue s of $1 00 ,0 00 -$ 49 9, 999 4. 60 % Pa ya bl e on a ce rt i ca te wi th ann ui ty va lue s of $2 5, 00 0$9 9, 99 9. 4.4 0% Ju ne in it ia l gu ar an tee d in ter es t ra tes ar e: In st ea d of Ce rt i ca te s of De po si t, as k ab ou t a Si ng le Pr em iu m De fe rr ed An nu it y wi th a Fi rst -Y ea r Int er es t Bo nu s fr om Wo od me n of th e Wo rl d. the county near the Gulf/Franklin Center on the opposite side of U.S. Highway 98. The St. Joe Company, as part of the process of bringing the WindMark Beach development to fruition, donated some 100 acres to the city of Port St. Joe for a recre ational complex. Within a year or so of the donation, however, the real estate market cratered along with property values, constraining the budgets of local governments. The city and county, which had each pledged at least $600,000 to the complex as part of an interlocal agreement, found funding the complex increasingly out of reach and within the past three years have agreed to indemnify each party from the project. Research had indicated that assessing an extra penny in bed tax a single penny currently brings in roughly $220,000 to provide the money to fund a recreational complex would be proper use of those pub lic funds. In addition, a recreational complex, with softball, baseball and soccer elds, could be a signicant revenue generator. At the last regular meeting of the TDC advisory board Jenkins noted that recre ational sports provide $35 million in rev enue to the Bay County TDC. With a complex in Honeyville that could be expanded, county commissioners and the TDC are examining the potential of bolstering the marketing of the county as a destination for sports tournaments year round. We need to put in motion the process to implement the one cent, Yeager said. It will take some time to go through it but I think we should move ahead. COUNTYWIDE VOTING The Tallahassee attorney who has been examining the countys demographics, recent action by the U.S. Supreme Court in voting rights cases and providing rec ommendations on countywide voting will be at the next regular meeting, June 24, to provide a presentation on the issue to commissioners.V A SYSTEM County Veterans Service Ofcer Joe Paul told commissioners that given all the media attention regarding wait times at VA medical facilities the situation was much better for local veterans. He said the Jacksonville-based region al VA system had brought wait times for primary care visits to less than ve days and wait times for veterans seeking men tal health assistance has been reduced to less than two days. PERMIT from page A1 FCA T from page A1 With 342 participants in the 2013 event, Carrie predicted 2014 to be the biggest tournament to date. Friday, June 13, registered contestants can pick up their shing equipment at the Port St. Joe Marina between 3 p.m. and 6:30 ET. Participants will also enjoy a kickoff party with a cookout and on-site classes to get tips on rod casting, knot tying, and casting nets. These classes will provide kids with important information to ensure they have a fun and active day of catching sh instead of remembering the one that got away. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Gulf County Turtle Patrol and St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve will have displays to provide additional information to kids on how they can do their part in keeping the environment safe. Following the kickoff, the ofcial rules meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Marina. The tournament will begin at 7 a.m. ET Saturday morning with weigh-in beginning at 10 a.m. Fishing ends at noon with trophy presentations to follow. Children may sh with an adult, but must be the ones to reel in all sh entered into the competition. Anybody who wants to learn to sh or just even just learn about the Bay are encouraged to come out, said Carrie. Kids Win was established to expose youngsters to the thrill of shing in a fun and safe environment. Registration is free and is open until the end day on Thursday. More than 200 kids have already registered for the event. MARINA DA Y Marina Day celebrates the marina industry and its role in boating with a goal of educating boaters on how to operate safely and legally on the water. The SeaTow organization will host a boat safety demonstration Friday to show kids how to properly launch and dock boats while answering any questions they may have. Saturday, the marina will play host to the Nautical Flea Market where marina customers can purchase boating items at a discount. The market will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET. Local vendors will be on hand with information and free giveaways and the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society will have animals available for adoption. The marina is a regular supporter of the humane society, and hosts the monthly Dogs for Dogs event, selling hot dogs, drinks and chips at lunch time to raise money for the organization. Live music on Saturday will be provided by Brent Romiti and Diane Peevy and Oyster Radio will host a live broadcast from the marina. Also broadcasting from the area on Saturday will be a Houston, T.X.-based outdoor recreation show. The Tourist Development Council is currently testing their outreach into Texas markets. Wed really like to get the community more involved in the marina, said event organizer and marina bookkeeper Krissy Beatty. This is an outreach to people to let them know about all of the marina services and to let them know its not just boats sitting here. Those interested in selling nautical supplies, registering or volunteering for the shing tournament should call the Port St. Joe Marina at 227-9393. MARINA from page A1

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COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, June 12, 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) His real name was Dino Crocetti, but what was his stage name? Stubby Kaye, Dean Martin, Red Skelton, Denver Pyle 2) Which Beverly Hillbillies character in real life was illiterate? Jethro, Granny, Cousin Pearl, Miss Jane 3) What was the name of Paladins (Richard Boone) horse during older TVs Have Gun Will Travel? Tramp, River, Fire, Rafter 4) Which of these was not an Elvis (Presley) movie? Kid Galahad, Kissin Cousins, Picnic, Wild In The Country 5) What is the largest city in the Arab League? Damascus, Beirut, Tripoli, Cairo 6) By best road mileage route which of these is closest to Phoenix, AZ? Omaha, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Memphis 7) What scale is used in geology to measure the size of loose rocks? Antioch, Otto, Wentworth, Marlin 8) Which Monkee is/was nicknamed Wool Hat as he often wore one? Davy, Micky, Peter, Michael 9) What was the middle name of the late TV host/producer Dick Clark? Howard, Thomas, Wagstaff, Westmoreland 10) In 1983 what ragtime pianistcomposer died ve days after his 100th birthday? John Roache, James P. Johnson, Robin Frost, Eubie Blake 11) When was David Bowie star-honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? 1997, 1999, 2006, 2013 12) How many million people was the Earths approximate population during Julius Caesars time? 2, 9, 110, 150 13) Chevy Chase starred in how many National Lampoon vacation movies? 2, 3, 4, 5 14) Approximately how many miles are in a 5K (kilometer) race? 2.5, 3.1, 4.2, 5.0 ANSWERS 1) Dean Martin. 2) Granny. 3) Rafter. 4) Picnic. 5) Cairo. 6) Omaha. 7) Wentworth. 8) Michael. 9) Wagstaff. 10) Eubie Blake. 11) 1997. 12) 150. 13) 4. 14) 3.1. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star.com Ben Hardaway spent many a summer as a youngster near Indian Pass. Having not seen the area in some 50 years, Hardaway, 94, was in town this week reliving the carefree days of youth. It was good to get back down here, Hardaway said Monday over lunch with his family while recounting memories of the area with Betty McNeill, whose late husband, Jimmy, had lived on Indian Pass since well before World War II. I havent been here in a long time. I was raised up and down this area. Hardaways ancestors made an impact in the area. His grandparents owned one of the rst homes built at Camp Palms, which is about 1 to 1 miles from Indian Pass, between the Pass and St. Joseph Peninsula. Originally established as a sh camp, and named for eponymous trees that populated, the area Camp Palms would become something of a resort. Hardaways ancestors his A step back in time Georgia man revisits youth spent near Indian Pass Special to The Star On May 24, the Gulf Coast Hope Center of Gulf County Inc. held its First Annual Community Food Distribution at the ofce at 772 W. Highway 98 in Port St. Joe. The day began with approximately 35 volunteers arriving to setup the mobile stage for the concert, chairs for the guests, prepare the grill for the 200 hot dogs and hamburgers that were served to the guests and tables to distribute the 10,000 pounds of food that had arrived the previous day. Music was provided by DJ Lyn BigHoly Masselino and several musical guests from Panama City including Will Thompson, Britt Galbreath, Shawn Alexander and Chris Watts. Additionally, Linette Bailey of Port St. Joe presented several songs of praise. Food was provided to 224 individuals within the community. After all of the guests were served, the remaining food was sent to Liberty Manor to be distributed to the seniors who lacked transportation to the distribution site. It was a wonderful event and great to see all of the smiles on the faces of those being helped, said Matt Scoggins, president of the Centers board of directors. A very special thank you goes out to Centennial Bank, which presented the Gulf Coast Hope Center of Gulf County Inc. with a $1,500 check. Without the support of 5 Star Collision Center, Centennial Bank, A Hand Up International Ministries and The God Of This City Ministry, this event would not have been possible. The Gulf Coast Hope Center could still use additional nancial assistance from the community. Checks can be mailed to the center at P.O. Box 217, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. You can also donate online by visiting their website at www. gulfcoasthopecenter.org. Hope Center distributes food to community PHO T OS SP ECIAL T O THE ST AR By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star.com Every Saturday is a new chance to get the tness ball rolling. Now through October the Fitness Variety Pack Program offers free tness programs for Gulf County residents and visitors. The initiative was created by the Gulf County Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) to individuals and families that want to enjoy the outdoors and stay healthy in the process. We all struggle to stay committed to healthy habits, said Sarah Hinds, Gulf County community health improvement partner and health education program manager for the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County. Our New Years resolutions are now hitting the sixth-month benchmark and we havent lost the weight or kept up our diets. Thats why the CHIP partners decided on the Saturday Fitness Variety Pack. The next program, to be held Saturday, June 14 will include a Zumba class at the Washington Recreation Center led by Iris Gathers that will kick off at 9 a.m. EDT. At 9:30 a.m. a walking program in Port St. Joe led by Hinds will take participants on a stroll down the Port City Trail, starting behind the elementary school at the corner of Cypress and 22nd Street. Later at 9 a.m. CDT, another walking program will be held in Wewahitchka at Lake Alice Park, led by Denise Manuel. The same programs will be offered on June 21 and June 28 at the times and locations listed. A Zumba class will not be offered on June 21. Free pedometers are available to all participants to help them count their steps and their calories. I got started with the walking program due to a family challenge to become healthier and t, said Scott Warner, a Port St. Joe resident. Ive sat back for so long watching my father have health issues only to come to the realization that I am only following in his footsteps if I dont change my lifestyle Community Health Improvement Plan brings weekend workouts to Gulf See WORKOUTS B6 See YOUTH B6 Hardaway cherishes this photo of him, his father, right, and George Cameron, the long-time manager of St. Vincent Island taken during the 1920s the day his father snagged a tarpon. TIM C RO FT | The Star

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Blvd. in Chipley Florida. The agenda includes the election of ne w ofcers for a 3-year term (2014 to 2017); a re vie w of the re gional netw ork; re vie w of Tr ansportation Re gional Incenti ve Program (TRIP) criteria; and appro va l of TRIP projects. Public Participation is solicited without regard to race, color national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or family status. Reasonable accommodations will be made for access to this meeting in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact Br andi Whitehur st, 800-226-8914 x204 or br andi.whitehur st@wfrpc.or g for information or accommodation assistance Po r favor a la Sr Dan Deanda, de los re quistos de acceso o el idioma en el 800-995-8771 ex t. 227 o 1-800-995-8771 par a TTY -Florida al menos 48 hor as de antelacion. Star Staff Report Harry Buzzett, 90, who grew up in Apalachicola and a long-time resident of St. George Island attended his 70th West Point Reunion May 20. Buzzett is now living in Tampa and visits St. George Island whenever possible. Buzzett graduated from West Point on June 6, 1944, the same day his brother, Julian (Rex) Buzzett, was killed on Utah Beach during the invasion of Normandy. A street in Apalachicola is named in honor of Rex. Star Staff Report Skylar and Christina Clayton honored their greatgrandmother last week at Cut N Up in Port St. Joe. Skylar, 9, and little sister, Christina, 6, donated 17 inches of their hair to the Children with Hair Loss Foundation. The donation was sent off in memory of their Great Granny, Barbara Lawder, who passed away four years ago after a battle with cancer. Lawder always gave to others and instilled that quality in her greatgranddaughters, said Mary Clayton, the girls mother. This was the second time Skylar, who donated eight inches, has made a donation to the foundation. For Christina, who donated nine inches of her hair, this was a rst. The foundation provides customized human hair replacement and care kits to over 300 children a year. The girls said that this is something that they will continue to do as they grow in memory of (their great-grandmother), Mary Clayton said. When the girls decided they wanted to donate their hair, they visited Andrea Adams on Cut N Up. Andrea was amazing with the girls, very patient and excited to help them with their donation, Mary Clayton said. Adams and the team at Cut N Up have discussed a community event to raise hair donations for the Children with Hair Loss Foundation, Clayton added. American Legion Post 116 meeting There will be a general session American Legion Post 116 meeting at 4 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 19. The meeting will be held at the VFW Post 10069 on Trout Avenue in Highland View. Members are urged to attend. Eligibility for membership and benets can be found on the American Legion website: http://www.legion.org/. We invite all eligible veterans to join our organization. For God and Country. Community sh dinner to benet Bikes for Boys and Girls R.A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77, Knights of Pythias, Port St. Joe will host a dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET on Friday, June 20 at Frank Pate Park on U.S. 98 East. The meal will consist of Mullet sh, baked beans, coleslaw, hush puppies and tea. The cost for the meal is $6. Anyone purchasing a pre-sale dinner ticket will be eligible for the drawing of one free night stay at the Holiday Inn Select in Panama City across from the Mall. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to benet the Knights of Pythias Bikes for Boys and Girls program. We are expanding our bike program countywide, said Chancellor Commander Clarence Monette. Working with Jerry Stokoe and Billy Dixson in Port St. Joe and Bob Sutton in Wewahitchka, we plan to have 100 bicycles to give to boys and girls in Gulf County at Christmas. Members of the Knights of Pythias are collecting old, new and used bikes for restoration and distribution. The program will provide bikes for boys and girls who would not normally get a bike. Working in conjunction with the Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Christmas initiative, Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce, Gulf County Fire Departments, Salvage Santa in Panama City and the Gulf County School System, boys and girls in the area will be identied to receive bikes. The program also helps the environment by keeping the bikes out of landlls and putting them in the hands of boys and girls for their enjoyment. Anyone wishing to donate a new or used bike may drop the bike off at any re station in Gulf County or at the ofce of the Port St. Joe Police Department. For additional information about the Knights of Pythias; Bikes for Boys and Girls Program and/or dinner tickets contact: Clarence Monette at 899-1479; David Lewis at 899-2235; Jerry Stokoe at 348-9108 or Bob Sutton at 639-5721. MONTGOMERY A Warrior, Ala. physician has been inducted into the Medical Association of the State of Alabamas 50-YearClub, an elite association of Alabamas physicians who have been practicing medicine for at least 50 years, a member of MASA, and served on their county societies as ofcers, committee chairs or committee members. Oliver Hunt Harper, MD, was celebrated during MASAs Annual Session in May for his continued dedication to honoring the patientphysician relationship for 50 years. He served two years in the U.S. Public Health Service, has practiced internal medicine in Crestview, Fla.; Kediri, Javatimus, Indonesia; and Warrior, Ala. He has served in missions during his career and was honored by the Foreign Mission Board in 1982. His hometown of Port St. Joe, Fla., named Dr. Harper to its Hall of Fame. Despite all the medical advances we have experienced and the many more to come, we wouldnt be where we are today without the sacrices and dedication of physicians like you who have impacted countless lives throughout your careers, said MASAs Immediate Past President Michael Flanagan, MD, who ofciated the ceremony. We salute you for your service, knowledge, experience and the leadership you have brought to our profession. Every year I am amazed at our inductees remarkable accomplishments. Our upcoming generations of physicians have big shoes to ll. The Medical Association of the State of Alabama is the oldest and largest organization representing physicians and medicine in Alabama. MASA exists to serve, lead and unite physicians in promoting the highest quality of healthcare for the people of Alabama through advocacy, information and education. Society BRIEFSCO U RTE S Y O F M ARY C LAYTON LEFT: Christina Clayton. RIGHT: Skylar Clayton Clayton sisters donate hair in memory of Great Granny PSJ native joins Alabama Medical Association 50-year club OLIVER HUNT HARPER, MD Harry Buzzett at his West Point reunion. At right Harry Buzzetts West Point photo. Buzzett attends West Point ReunionPHOTO S CO U RTE S Y O F J OE BUZZ ETT | Special to The Star The family of Harry Buzzett, (Lisa, Catherine, Harry, Billy, Joe and Ellen) visiting Julian (Rex) Buzzetts grave in Normandy, France, in 2006. Society

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The Star| B3 Thursday, June 12, 2014 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 IN MEMOR Y OF DR LA RSON L ARR Y BL AND 1938 2014 PSJ student graduates from McCallie School Port St. Joe student Barrett Lake was a member of the 2014 graduating class of McCallie School in the May 18 Commencement ceremonies on the McCallie campus in Chattanooga, Tenn. Barrett, a boarding student, is the son of Tommy and Jennie Lake of Port St. Joe. He received Academic Excellence, nonresident tuition and Engineering Excellence Scholarships to attend Mississippi State. McCallie, a college preparatory boarding and day school for boys is considered one of the nations top independent schools. Coach Vernon C. Eppinette Scholarship An education scholarship has been established at Port St. Joe High School in Coach Eppinettes honor which will be awarded annually to a deserving SHARK graduate. Charitable Contributions may be sent to Sissy Worley, Gulf County School Board, 150 Middle School Road in Port St. Joe. Kids College at the Gulf/ Franklin Campus Digital Kids, an exciting class for young students to learn the skills they need to be successful in todays increasingly digital world, will be offered from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 19 at the Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College. Geared for students 7-10 years of age, the class will provide students with the opportunity to learn keyboarding skills and computer skills through a variety of fun, handson activities. The cost for the class is $29 per student. You may register for the class on line at www. gulfcoast.edu/corpcollege/ registration or by visiting the Gulf/Franklin Campus at 3800 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe. If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Gulf/Franklin Campus at 227-9670. Correctional Ofcer program at Gulf/Franklin A new Correctional Ofcer program will be starting at the Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College in Port St. Joe, on Aug. 25. The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as correctional ofcers. The program includes the basic standards courses mandated for certication as a correctional ofcer in the state of Florida. Students who graduate from this program would typically work as correctional ofcers within a county or state correctional facility. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the State Ofcer Certication Exam for correctional ofcers. The program will be conducted using the new shorter curriculum and will meet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET for approximately three months. For more information, please call Brenda Burkett at 2279670, ext. 5507, or email her at bburkett@gulfcoast.edu The application deadline for Pell Grants and other nancial aid is fast approaching, so please call today or come by the ofce located in Building B at the Gulf/ Franklin Campus, 3800 Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe to pick up your application packet. Star Staff Reports Caitlin Godwin and Haley Wood from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School were among the winners announced recently during the annual Junior Achievement luncheon for its essay contest. The luncheon was held at the Bonesh Grill in Panama City. Godwin submitted the winning essay in the high school division and Wood was awarded third place. Each student received a medallion, gift cards from Target and Wal-Mart and U.S. savings bonds ($100 for Godwin and $50 for Wood) provided by the Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union. Carol Cathey, who serves as the JA classroom volunteer in Port St. Joe, was also on hand. BARRETT LAKE School BRIEFS School News S PEC IA L T O T H E STAR The winners for the JA Essay Contest were announced recently during a luncheon at the Bonesh Grill in Panama City. PSJ students earn JA essay awards WHAT I LEARNED IN JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT By Haley Wood The most important thing I learned from Junior Achievement was how to properly save and spend money. Learning the importance of these practices are essential and will be very helpful in the future. Having the opportunity to learn these skills will put me a step ahead when it comes to doing this on my own. Saving money, spending money wisely, balancing a checkbook and learning about banking and loans are all things I will need to know. These are good, yet, common skills that will always be put into play. There is a need in this day and time to know how to do these things, but no class in the present curriculum teaches this principles. Junior Achievement was a great addition to my junior year, allowing me to learn the skills necessary for the future. WHAT I LEARNED IN JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT By Caitlin Godwin In my Junior Achievement class we learned many skills that are extremely applicable to everyday life. The most important to me, however, was the timeline of life goals we created. My timeline consisted of graduating high school, attending college, getting married, buying a home, having children and retirement. To correspond with each goal, we set a budget. A certain dollar amount was predicted for college tuition, a wedding, a home, each child and a sizeable savings account come retirement time. It really helped me to put the true expenses of things into perspective. Prior to this class, I had never realized the actual expenditures of life, so this exercise really helped me to set feasible goals.

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FAITH Thursday, June 12, 2014 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com SOUTHERLAND F AMIL Y FUNERAL HOME (850) 229-8111 (T rad iti ona l Ser vic es 192 8 BCP ) COMFOR TER FUNERAL HOME (850) 227-1818 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL ( 850) 648.1151 www .livingwateratthebeach.com WEEKL Y SCHEDULE SUND AY 8:00 AM Wo rship at Sunset Pa rk (o n the sa nd) 10:00 AM Bible St udy at 1602 Hi gh wa y 98 MOND AY 7:00 PM Lif etr ee Ca f Join the Co nve rsation WEDNESD AY 10:00 AM 2:00 PM Op en House Co ee & Co nve rsation THURSD AY 6:30 PM Mi xe d Bible St udy To co ntac t wo rship leader : (850) 648.1151 or lw cpa st or@f ai rp oint .net (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. 9:45 10:30 10:45 6:00 SUNDA Y: Sunday School 9:15 Morning Wo rship 10:30 Evening Wo rship 5:00 1601 Long Av e Port St Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8691 WEDNESDA Y: Family Dinner 5:30 Prayer Meeting 6:30 Student Ministr y 6:30 Children s Ministr y / Choir 6:30 Adult Choir 7:30 MINISTR Y SCHEDULE www .f bcps j. or g www .fb cpsj .or g Bruce Hodge, Pa stor Dr Geof fre y Lentz Pa stor Bobbi Lassiter Minister to Fa milies Ann Comforter Dir ector of Music 1001 Constitution Dr 850.227.1724 www .psjumc.or g Sunday Schedule 9:00AM EST Wo rship on the Wa ter under the sails on St. Joseph Bay 11:00AM EST Sanctuary Service with Special Children s time. Of fering comfort and assistance in your time of grief Holly Hi ll Funeral Ho me 2775 Garrison Av e Port St Joe, Florida (850) 229-1929 Brandico Granite & Stone, LLC Monuments, Markers, Mausoleums, Coping lots etc. Pr oviding all your cemeter y needs (850) 215-4679 6913 E. Hwy 22, Callaway Florida 6913 E. Hwy 22, Callaway Florida Brandico Granite & Stone, LLC Monuments, Markers, Mausoleums, Coping lots etc. Pr oviding all your cemeter y needs (850) 215-4679 6913 E. Hwy 22, Callaway Florida Mr. Oma F. Bouington, 89, of Port St. Joe, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Mr. Bouington was born July 7, 1924 to Rev. William and Minni Marie Bouington. Mr. Bouington was a member of Port St. Joe Church of the Nazarene. He was retired from the United States Air Force and civil service at Tyndall Air Force Base. Mr. Bouington started his military career in 1942 at the age of eighteen while stationed at the Army Air Corps Base in Fort Myers, FL. He served at numerous stations throughout the world, once having his plane shot down, retiring from the military in 1968 while stationed at George Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California. Mr. Bouington was very active; he enjoyed bowling, gol ng and tennis. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Mr. Bouington was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. William and Minni Bouington; son, Mark Allan Bouington; brothers: Charlie Bouington, J.W. Bouington, and Bill Bouington; and sisters: Mary Uitts, Mariam Pfeifer, Yvonne Money, and Clair Weems Bouington. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Voncelle Bouington; son, Thomas Bouington; daughter, Teena Patrick and husband Reggie; sister, Barbara Parker all of Port St. Joe; three grandchildren, Stephanie Davis and husband Allan, Mitchell Owens, and Michael Bouington and wife Bell; great-grandchildren, A.J. Davis, Ava Davis, and Abagail Davis. Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. noon, EDT, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Port St. Joe Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Mike Evans of ciating. Interment followed in Holly Hill Cemetery. Oma F. (Bo) Bouington Charlie A. Clements, 88, of Port St. Joe passed away Wednesday June 4, 2014, at his home. Born in Youngstown, Charlie served in the United States Navy during WWII. After serving in the military he went to work for the St. Joe Paper Company as a Car Bracer until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Helen. He is survived by his children, Brenda Jordan and husband Brady of Wewahitchka, Kenny Clements and wife Terry of Highland View, and Kevin Clements and wife Melissa of Overstreet; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous relatives and friends. Graveside services were held at Holly Hill Cemetery at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday, June 7, 2014 with the Rev. Glen Davis of ciating. Interment followed. Services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home. Charlie A. Clements Walter Mack Graham, 87 of White City, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014. He was born on May 3, 1927, in Frink, Florida. He was a faithful member of White City First Baptist Church, where he served until his health failed. He served his country in WW II in the US Navy and also served as Gulf County Commissioner from 1962-1974. Walter was a member of VFW Post 10069; the American Legion; Dixie Masonic Lodge 109Blountstown, FL; Bay County Chapter 39 RAM; Panama City Council No. 26 R & SM and St. Johns Commandery No. 29 Knights Templar-Panama City, FL. He retired from St. Joe Paper Company in 1992, after 44 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Pearl Kinard Graham; daughter, Charlotte Colbert; granddaughter, Kristy Graham; son-in-law, Jerry Wood and his siblings: Frank Graham, Stella Scully, Allie Williams, Ruby Bozeman, Duncan Graham, Pearl Marlow Mamie Pitts and Maggie Barrier. He is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Ruth Freeman Graham; his children, Linda Wood and Holly Atkins (Charles) of Port St Joe, Judy Rowan of Crestview, Robert Graham (Kathy) of White City and son-in-law David Colbert (Jan) of Tallahassee; his grandchildren, Al Wood (Jenna), Brian Wood (Savannah), Analisa Wood Sellers (Jayce), Marci Rowan Gif n (Steve), Lisa Rowan Daugherty (Dan), Michael Douds, Tammy Colbert Mackey (Matt), Matthew Colbert (Suzy), Kelley Graham Smith (Hunter), Johnathon Graham, Katie Graham and Charla Atkins Douglas (Justin); and his great grandchildren, Devin & Ethan Wood, Peyton & Aubrey Sellers, Colton Wood, Wake Gif n, Brandon Williams, Madison Daugherty, Jayden Douds, Caleb, Charlotte & Colby Mackey, Hayden Hunter, David Colbert, Zackery Lebel, Avery & Maddox Smith, Madilee Douglas and a large extended family. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at White City First Baptist Church with Rev. Nick Davis and Rev. Hubert Six of ciating. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 9, at the church. Walters grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Those who wish may make donations to the American Diabetes Foundation, www.diabetes. org/donate or 800-diabetes, or the White City First Baptist Church. Services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home. Walter Mack Graham EPPINETTE FAMILY Our family will be forever humbled by the love and support shown to us during Verns extended illness and passing. The phone calls, emails, visits, owers, cards, and hugs have been a tremendous blessing to us. Vern decided many years ago to make Gulf County his forever home, and the many gestures of love and kindness extended our way during this dif cult time have made it very obvious why he chose to do so. Verns thumbprint will forever remain on the lives of those he touched. Our prayer is that God continue to bless each of you as you have blessed Vern and our family. Judy Eppinette and family Card of THANKS Obituaries Jesus is amazing grace Lord, we know were not temptation proof, we fail you every day. We ask you Lord for guidance, as we travel lifes highway. Things like pride can provide an opening for the thrust of a satanic dart. A critical tongue and quick temper also play a good part. Impatience and the love of money bring with it temptation too. Anything contrary to your will is what most people want to do. If you belong to Jesus you have a job to do. It matters not how long or small the job is just for you. When doing this job stay close to God, read the word and pray. Its hard for Satans darts to strike with angel wings in the way. Then hopefully we can say with Paul, we fought a good ght, we ran a good race. We thank you Lord for your amazing grace. Billy Johnson

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Why Would a Caring God Bless Some and Not Others? features the lmed stories of people affected by a devastating re. Some residents describe how their house was miraculously spared, while others tell how their lives possessions were lost in the forest re. After the smoke cleared, residents and re ghters remarked how the re seemed to surround but stop before devouring some houses, says Lifetree representative Craig Cable. Disasters like this cause people to question things like divine interventionor the lack of it. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree can be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net. Special to The Star A summer kids event called Weird Animals will be hosted at Long Avenue Baptist Church from Sunday, June 15 through Thursday, June 19. At Weird Animals, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, dig into yummy treats at the Critter Cafe, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos at Imagination Station that theyll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with The Tail Enda celebration that gets everyone involved in living what theyve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 8 p.m.! Kids at Weird Animals will also take part in a mission effort to pour out Gods love to people in India by providing clean water. For $2.50 a child in India can have clean water for a year at school! Weird Animals is for kids 4 years old through 6th grade (completed) and will run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day. For online preregistration visit the website: https:// www.groupvbspro. com/vbs/ez/longavenue For more information, call the church of ce at 850-229-8691. Faith Faith BRIEFS Church invites children to Weird Animals: Where Jesus Love Is One-of-a-Kind! Whether God is fair discussed at Lifetree Caf Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR THE PORT ST. JOE STAR THE PORT ST. JOE STAR Special to The Star The Oak Grove Church Daycare uses the ABC Jesus Loves Me curriculum in its 3-year room. This curriculum uses both hands on learning and learning through play. Children will be prepared for preschool and by the end of the school year children will: know several Bible stories, Memory Verses, Nursery Rhymes, Finger plays, and Songs which they can recall when prompted know the names of all of the uppercase and lowercase letters know the phonetic sound of all of the letters be able to correctly trace all uppercase and lowercase letters with their nger know by name and be able to correctly trace the numbers 1-15 with their nger be able to identify various colors and shapes be able to demonstrate spatial concepts, sorting, and AB and ABA patterns be able to say the letters of their rst name as well as write them using all capital letters be introduced to many books increase in ne and gross motor skills There are a few spots available in this great program which offers care from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please contact Kristy Raf eld at 227-4320 for enrollment or more information. The Oak Grove Church Daycare uses the ABC Jesus Loves Me Drummond Family in concert The Drummond Family will be in concert June 20-24 at New Harvest Assembly of God Church. The performance will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT June 20, 21 and 22 (Homecoming) and at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24. New Harvest is at 1800 State 71 in Wewahitchka. Vacation Bible School The First Baptist Church of Mexico Beach will hold its Vacation Bible School Agency D3 from 5:30-8 p.m. CT on July 14-18. Please come out and attend. Ages four and up welcome. Call Jocee or Kim at 648-5776 with any questions.

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Local B6 | The Star Thursday, June 12, 2014 daddy and granddaddy were building contractors built the bridge spanning Apalachicola Bay that links Apalachicola with Eastpoint. My daddy liked his boats and you could always tell how well my daddy was doing by the size of his boat, Hardaway said. He lived much of the year on the familys tobacco farm near Quincy, but the summers were spent on the peninsula, where you could see St. Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico at the right spot. It was a youth spent largely in the wild, Hardaway said, either on the water or on land where cattle and pigs grazed lazily. I once saw a deer run past the house on the beach and run on to Indian Pass and go to St. Vincent Island, Hardaway said. We shed for everything and I pretty much spent the summer barefoot and in shorts. It was wonderful. I dont think I wore shoes until I moved to Columbus, Ga. And he even learned how to raise pigs after a sow gave birth to eight piglets in a shed on his familys property. At the end of the summer, the owner of the mother, Jimmy McNeill, gave one of the pigs to Hardaway for his good work feeding and caring for the eight young pigs all summer. Hardaway still lives near Columbus, in Midland. He told the story of his grandmother, who also had a home near Warm Springs, Ga., and was a friend as Hardaway told it, a bit of a cocktail companion to a young governor from New York named Franklin Delano Roosevelt. When his wife was around, he didnt drink, but when she wasnt, he loved to drink and talk to my grandmother, Hardaway said. He could charm a bud out of a tree. Hardaway visited Camp Palms throughout the 1920s and 1930s before heading off to college at the Virginia Military Institute and the ensuing outbreak of world war sent his life on another path. His last trip to the area, Hardaway recalled, came while he was stationed at the Pensacola Air Base just before World War II. On Monday, he regaled his family and McNeill with photos from an old scrapbook that provided pictures to the words that spilled, lucidly and vigorously, from his mouth, though McNeill noted the memories came from a different era altogether. We didnt enjoy Indian Pass the way yall did, McNeill said with a laugh. We were always too busy trying to make a living. Hardaway recalled the beginnings of Cape Palms, his grandparents living next door to a former governor of Alabama. He remembered the bountiful shing and in particular the day his daddy snagged a huge tarpon that became a permanent xture on the wall of his home.. He recalled his family bringing laborers from the tobacco farm to Camp Palms to glimpse the ocean for the rst time, recalling the wonder in one mans voice as he breathlessly told Hardaways father that, He couldnt see the other shore. And he remembered St. Vincent Island and the menagerie of animals that various owners brought to the island bears, Sambar deer from India, even zebras, though not, apparently, an elephant. That was a fascinating island, Hardaway said. They imported these animals. The manager of the island for years was a man named George Cameron, who also worked for Hardaways father at one time. He taught us how to sh, he taught us how to dance, Hardaway said. He was a real character. The place Hardaway described seemed far removed from today, with few houses and a natural beauty lending a bit of nirvana to a man in his youth. This is pretty country, it was very wild back then, Hardaway recalled. B6 | The Star Thursday, June 12, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS 99223 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank Custodian for TLCF, 2012A, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 556 Application No. 2014-32 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No: 02432-000R Description of Property: COMMENCE at a concrete monument set by John E. Pennel, Registered Florida Land Surveyor, at the NW. Corner of NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, and run South along the West line of NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 for 264.15 feet to a point on the Northern right of way line of State Road 22, for a POINT OF BEGINNING. From this POINT OF BEGINNING, extend a line North along the West line of the NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, for 210.00 feet; then turn right 90 degrees for 202.34 feet to a point on the Northern right of way line of State Road 22, then turn right and extend a line Westerly along said Northern right of way line for 210.36 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Being an area of one acre, more or less, in Section 25, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, City of Wewahitchka, Florida. Name in which assessed: Thomas L. Semmes, ET AL. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 16th day of July, 2014. Dated this 10th day of June, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 12, 19, 26 July 3, 2014 99225 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank c/o Keys Tax Funding, LLC-1 the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1494 Application No. 2014-31 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No: 06370-210R Description of Property: Lot 22, Ovation on Cape San Blas Phase I, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 56, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: JDM IRA, LLC and Wind Knot, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 16th day of July, 2014. Dated this 10th day of June, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk June 12, 19, 26 July 3, 2014 95096S IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION Case No. 23-2012-CA-000138 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. SANDRAG. CORBIN A/K/ASANDRAG. BROXSON, ETAL; Defendants, RE-NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated May 20, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 23-2012-CA-000138 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, where-in WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff and M SANDRAG. CORBIN A/K/ASANDRAG. BROXSON, ETAL; are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT FRONTLOBBYof the Gulf County Courthouse 1000 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES, AT11:00 Tr ades & Ser vi ces Bry kP ro pe rt yM an ag em en t Va ca ti on Re nt al Cl ea ni ng Ma in te na nce Fl oor in g/ Ca rpe tI ns ta ll at io n/ Ca rpe tC lea nin g Sp ec ia lizin gi nA bs en te eO wn ers Pr op er ty Ma nag em en t (8 50 )3 81 -5 333 Se eu so n To mG ol ds mi th Ph oto gr ap hy Cu st om Ph oto gr ap hy Se rv ic es :E ve nt s, Fa mi ly ,C or po ra te L oc at io n, Re al Est ate Fin eA rt Pr in ts ; to mgo ld sm it h .a rt is tw eb s it es .c om Po rt ra it St ud io 31 8R ei dA ve Po rt St .J oe ,F L 32 45 6 85 08 99 -2 88 3 to m. go ld sm it h@ fa ir poi nt .n et F. W. C. F lorida W indo w C ov ering Company Fa ctor yD ir ect Wi ndo wT re atments Re sidential and Commer cial Fo rA ll Yo ur Wi ndo wC ov ering Ne eds Ca ll F lorida W indo w C ov ering Company 850-697-3066 or 850-528-9355 amsr ohrs@fairpoint.net 45 16 04 2 19 Ye ar s of Se rv ic e! 229-1324 TO PLACE YO UR AD IN THE TRADES AND SER VICE SECTION CALL MARCIA AT 227 -7 847 WORKOUTS from page A1 TIM CROF T | The Star Ben Hardaway, left, and Betty McNeill swapped stories about Indian Pass and St. Vincent Island back in the day Monday. YOUTH from page A1 now while I am young. Warner said he takes his children along on the walks and said they like taking in the local scenery and wildlife and enjoy using the pedometer to track their progress. I want to show my children that exercise is important, and what better way than taking a walk with them, Warner said. In addition to the Saturday Fitness Variety Pack, other CHIP initiatives include implementing work site wellness opportunities, teaching tobacco prevention curriculum in schools and hosting healthy cooking demonstrations at local grocery stores. Building a healthier Gulf County began as a communitywide initiative with the goal of identifying and addressing health needs, said Marsha Lindeman, administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Gulf and Franklin Counties. We understand that community health is a community challenge. Improving health outcomes will be more sustainable by working together. The CHIP partners meet on the last Wednesday of every month at noon at Sunset Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe. Those interested in joining the Saturday Fitness Variety Pack or CHIP meetings can call the Florida Department of Health in Gulf County at 2271276 ext. 205. Its more than just a tness opportunity, Hinds said. Participants and families show up to start a healthy habit and leave with a strong support system. We all need each other for motivation to maintain healthy behaviors.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, June 12, 2014 The Star | B7 AM, ETon June 26, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 15, BLOCK 6, LAKE ALICE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, TRADE NAME -ANNIVERSARY, MODEL YEAR 2005, MODEL NO. 6763 AND MANUFACTURER’S ID NO. GAFL407A53417AV31. Property Address: 237 RHODES AVE, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN INTERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM 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 ADACoordinator 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 at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 21st day of May, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BABaxter Deputy Clerk ATTORNEYFOR PLAINTIFF: MARINOSCI LAW GROUP, P.C. 100 WESTCYPRESS CREEK ROAD, SUITE 1045 FORTLAUDERDALE, FL33309 PHONE: (954)644-8704 File No. 11-09236 June 5, 12, 2014 95102S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 23-2008-CA-000337 RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KNIGHT, WESLEY PAUL, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 23-2008-CA000337 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, and, KNIGHT, WESLEY PAUL, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at the hour of 11:00am, ET on the 26th day of June, 2014, the following described property: LOT 12 OF INDIAN SUMMER SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE 41 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 21st day of May, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Trade Centre South, Suite 700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-491-1120 IMPORT ANT 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 Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402, 850-747-5338, 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 impaireed, call 711. 01891.0203 June 5, 12, 2014 95218S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.2012-182-CA CADC/RADC VENTURE 2011-1, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. BOOTH HOLDINGS BOOTH TRUST, LLC; HURLEY H. BOOTH, JR.; DAVID A. BARRETT; TURTLE DUNES OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF GULF COUNTY, INC. and UNKNOWN TENANT, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 5th day of June, 2014, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Gulf County Courthouse Lobby, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 10th day of July, 2014, for the following described property in GULF County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures. The foreclosed Property shall include all mobile homes, including but not limited to: Lot 11, Turtle Dunes, a subdivision as per map or plat recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 7, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida A/K/A 4815 Cape San Blas Road, Port St. Joe, 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. DATED: June 6, 2014 Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff Marilyn J. Perez-Martinez, Esq. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff Bank of America Centre 625 N. Flagler Drive, 7th Floor West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 Primary Email: MPerezMartinez@bplegal.com And SLudovico@bplegal.com Phone: (561)655-54444 Fax: (561) 832-8987 June 12, 19, 2014 95162S IN THE CIRCUIT COURTFOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUITOF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CASE NO. 2013-34CA EMERALD COAST FEDERALCREDIT UNION, Plaintiff vs. HAROLD C. HOOVER and ALICIAS. HOOVER, husband and wife, and VANDERBILTMORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation, Defendant; NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 22, 2014 and entered in Civil Case No. 201334CAof the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, in and for GULF County, wherein EMERALD COASTFEDERAL CREDITUNION, is Plaintiff and HAROLD C. HOOVER and ALICIAS. HOOVER, husband and wife, and VANDERBILTMORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., ATennessee corporation, are Defendanst, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., ETon the 26th day of June, 2014. the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: Alot or parcel of land located in Gulf County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the SE Corner of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 4, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, and run thence South 89 degrees 29 minutes 15 seconds West, a distance of 458.18 feet to the POB; thence run South 89 degrees 29 minutes 15 seconds West, 77.68 feet; thence run North 01 degrees 00 minutes West, 420.0 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 29 minutes 15 seconds East, 90.0 feet; thence run North 41 degrees 04 minutes 24 seconds East a distance of 30.35 feet to a point on the Southwesterly R/W line of Stone Mill Creek Road (60 foot R/W); thence run South 56 degrees 52 minutes 38 seconds East along said R/W line a distance of 60.00 feet; thence run South 33 degrees 07 minutes 22 seconds West, 90.0 feet; thence run South 04 degrees 26 minutes 27 seconds West, 335.77 feet to the POB. DATED this 28th day of May, 2014. Rebecca Norris Circuit Court Clerk By: BABaxter Deputy Clerk June 12, 19, 2014 95212S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Wewa RV Park and Trading Post located at 2481 Hwy 71 N, in the County of Gulf, in the City of Wewahitchka, Florida, 32465 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Wewahitchka, Florida, this 6th day of June, 2014. Robert A. Sutton June 12, 2014 99031S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that James M. Holcombe the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 699 Application No. 2014-30 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No: 03083-415R Description of Property: Lot 43, Palm Breeze Subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 4, Page 46. Name in which assessed: Richard & Delilah Henderson All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 2nd day of July, 2014. Dated this 27th day of May, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2014 99007S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Leigh Gable Holdings, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1031 Application No. 2014-29 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No: 03806-520R Description of Property: Lot 12, Block “D”, SeaShores/St. Joe Beach, Unit No. 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 35, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Margot A. Valencik All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 25th day of June, 2014. Dated this 19th day of May, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk May 22, 29 June 5, 12, 2014 99131S IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUITOF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVILDIVISION Case No.: 23-2011-CA000448-CAAX-MX Division: Civil Division FEDERALNATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. RUSSELLA. WOOD, et al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled case, I will sell the property located in GULF County, Florida, described as: LOT22, BLOCK 13, CORRECTIVE REPLATOF TWIN LAKES SUBDIVISION, UNITNUMBER 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 2, PAGE 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 181 E. Lakeview Dr. Wewahitchka, FL 32465 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at AT SOUTH ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE, 1000 CECIL COSTIN SR. BLVD., PORTST. JOE, FL 32456, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ETon June 26, 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 28th day of May, 2014. REBECCAL. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BABaxter Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL33619-1328 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# 152798/tam June 5, 12, 2014 99115S PUBLIC NOTICE Under Florida State Law “Self-Service Storage Facility” Act 83.801 -83.809, F.S., BEACH STORAGE located at 7942 Americus Ave., St. Joe Beach, FL, will sell or otherwise dispose of the contents of the following units on JUNE 14, 2014, at 9:00 am ET. #13-Johnny Chandler #16-Lora Williams #33-Shirley Glenn #36-Rod Bradford The unit contents may be redeemed by the owner prior to sale or disposal by cash payment in full of the total amount due on the unit. Beach Storage reservesf the right to dispose of the contents in anyway necessary and reserves the right to cancel sale without notice. June 5, 12, 2014 99135S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 23-2008-CA000555-CAAX-MX Division: Civil Division BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL GARRETT, 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: Lot 11, Block H, RISH SUBDIVISION, being an unrecorded subdivision of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows:. COMMENCING at the Southeast Corner of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 36, running thence South 8959’26” West along the South line of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 36 for a distance of 252.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 8959’26” West along said South line for a distance of 179.42 feet; thence North 0118’02” East for a distance of 245.25 feet to the South R/W line of a 60 foot road; thence North 8959’26” East along said South 11/W line for a distance of 179.42 feet; thence leaving said South R/W line run South 0118’02” West for a distance of 245.25 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS ACROSS THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION: COMMENCING at the Southeast Corner of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 36, running thence South 8959’26” West along the South line of said North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter for a distance of 652.42 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 0118’02” East for a distance of 245.25 feet; thence North 8959’26” East for a distance of 499.32 feet to a point of curvature of a curving cul-de-sac concave to the West, having a radius of 75 feet, a central angle of 31250’37” and being subtended by a chord bearing North 0000’34” West, 60.00 feet; thence Easterly, Northerly and Westerly along said curving cul-de-sac an arc distance of 409.52 feet to a point of nontangency of said curve; thence South 8959’26” West for a distance of 497.94 feet; thence North 0118’02” East for a distance of 456.59 feet; thence South 5619’45” East for a distance of 25.72 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northeast having a radius of 150.00 feet, a central angle of 3840’50” and being subtended by a chord bearing South 7540’09” East, 99.35 feet; thence Southeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 101.27 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 8459’26” East for a distance of 144.94 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 237.00 feet, a central angle of 9207’41” and being subtended by a chord bearing North 4430’55” East, 341.34 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 381.09 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 0000’34” West for a distance of 11.34 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Southeast, having a radius of 40.00 feet, a central angle of 9000’00” and being subtended by a chord bearing North 4459’26” East, 56.57 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 62.83 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 8959’26” East for a distance of 118.30 feet to the East line of said Section 36; thence North 0117’24” East along said East line for a distance of 60.00 feet, thence South 8959’26” West for a distance of 118.30 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Southeast, having a radius of 100.00 feet, a central angle of 9000’00” and being subtended by a chord bearing South 4459’26” West, 141.42 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 157.08 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence South 0000’34” East for a distance of 12.95 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 177.00 feet, a central angle of 9300’26” and being subtended by a chord bearing South 4457’18” West, 256.80 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 287.32 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence South 8459’26” West for a distance of 148.08 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northeast, having a radius of 90.00 feet, a central angle of 3840’50” and being subtended by a chord bearing North 7540’09” West 59.61 feet; thence Northwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 60.76 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 5619’45” West for a distance of 432.04 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northeast, having a radius of 367.00 feet, a central angle of 8111’00” and being subtended by a chord bearing North 0834’29” West 477.23 feet; thence Northwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 519.54 feet to a point of non tangency of said curve; thence North 8118’02” East for a distance of 244.86 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 334.75 feet, a central angle of 4000’00” and being subtended by a chord bearing North 6118’02” East, 228.98 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 233.70 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 4118’02” East for a distance of 136.68 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Southeast, having a radius of 146.20 feet and being subtended by a chord bearing North 6538’59” East, 120.56 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 124.26 feet to a point of reverse curvature, said curve being concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 155.46 feet, a central angle of 6842’03” and being subtended by a chord bearing North 4538’58” East, 217.35 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 240.67 feet to the point of tangency of said curve, thence North 0118’02” East for a distance of 18.56 feet to the North line of said Section 36; thence South 9000’00” West along said North line for a distance of 60.02 feet; thence South 0118’02” West for a distance of 17.20 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 95.46 feet, a central angle of 8842’04’ and being subtended by a chord bearing South 4538’58” West, 133.46 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 147.78 feet to a point of reverse curvature, said curve being concave to the Southeast, having a radius of 206.20 feet, a central angle of 4841’59” and being subtended by a chord bearing South 6538’59” West, 170.03 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 175.26 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence South 4118’02” West for a distance of 136.68 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 274.75 feet, a central angle of 4000’00” and being subtended by a chord bearing South 6118’02” West, 187.94 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 191.81 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence South 8118’02” West for a distance of 175.00 feet; thence North 4254’14” East for a distance of 38.36 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 210.00 feet, a central angle of 3349’51” and being subtended by a chord bearing North 2559’18” East, 122.20 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 124.00 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 0904’22” East for a distance of 78.94 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the West, having a radius of 487.00 feet, a central angle of 2155’37” and being subtended by a chord bearing North 0620’44” West, 185.24 feet; thence Northwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 186.37 feet to the North line of said Section 36; thence South 9000’00” West along said North line for a distance of 63.28 feet to a point on a curve, said curve having a radius of 427.00 feet, a central angle of 2118’47” and being subtended by a chord bearing South 0745’39” East, 178.66 feet; thence Southeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 158.84 feet to the point of tangency, thence South 0904’22’ West for a distance of 76.53 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 150.00 feet, a central angle of 3349’52” and being subtended by a chord bearing South 2559’18” West, 87.29 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve an arc distance of 88.57 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence South 4254’14” West for a distance of 111.48 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the East, having a radius of 427.00 feet, a central angle of 8544’46” and being subtended by a chord bearing South 0646’55” East, 581.04 feet; thence Southeasterly along said curve an arc distance of 639.03 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence South 5619’45” East for a distance of 120.10 feet; thence South 5715’51” West for a distance of 272.77 feet to the point of curvature of a curving cul-de-sac concave to the East, having a radius of 50.00 feet, a central angle of 28615’35” and being subtended by a chord bearing South 3244’09” East, 60.00 feet; thence Westerly, Southerly and Easterly along said curving cul-de-sac an arc distance of 249.81 feet to a point of non-tangency in said curving cul-de-sac; thence North 5715’51” East for a distance of 298.97 feet; thence South 5619’45” East for a distance of 153.33 feet; thence South 0118’02” West for a distance of 496.00 feet; thence South 8959’26” West for a distance of 454.26 feet to the point of curvature of a curving cul-de-sac concave to the East, having a radius of 75.00 feet, a central angle of 31250’38” and being subtended by a chord bearing South 0000’34” East, 60.00 feet; thence Westerly, Southerly and Easterly along said curving cul-de-sac an arc distance of 409.52 feet to a point of non-tangency and said curving cul-de-sac; thence North 8959’26” East for a distance of 452.89 feet; thence South 0118’02” West for a distance of 245.25 feet to the South line of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 36; thence North 8959’26” East for a distance of 60.02 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. To include a: 2001 MOBILE HOME VIN CV01AL0256443A Title #82712413 2001 MOBILE HOME VIN CV01AL0256443B Title # 82712924 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at AT SOUTH ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE, 1000 CECIL COSTIN SR. BLVD., PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET on June 26, 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 28th day of May, 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# 1426891/tam June 5, 12, 2014 99133S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 23-2013-CA000122-CAAX-MX Division: Civil Division TYNDALL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, vs. EDNA E. NEWSOME, 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: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 8 WEST, THENCE RUN EAST FOR 580 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH FOR 567 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNIING; THENCE RUN EAST 130 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 60 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST 130 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LOT OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 8 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 172 N Duck Avenue Wewhitchka, FL 32465 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at AT SOUTH ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE, 1000 CECIL COSTIN SR. BLVD., PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET on June 26, 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 28th day of May, 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# 153868/tam June 5, 12, 2014 99191S PUBLIC NOTICE POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTER’S NOTICE The Gulf County Supervisor of Elections has received information the person(s) listed below is potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to contact this office within 30 days after this notice is published may result in a determination of ineligibility by the supervisor of elections and removal of the registered voters’ name from the statewide voter registration system. You should contact this office by calling 850229-6117 to receive information regarding the basis for the potential ineligibility and instructions on how to resolve the matter, or request additional assistance if needed. An administrative hearing will be held regarding the potential ineligibility of these persons on July 14, 2014 at 9 AM EST in the Supervisor of Elections Office 401 Long Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The Supervisor of Elections will make a determination no less than 30 days after this published notice and will notify the voter of the determination and action taken. POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE REGISTERED VOTERS: Melissa A. Ash 808 Woodward Ave. Apt 1 Port St Joe, Fl 32456 Billy J. Fulcher 803 Jones Homestead Rd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Courtney N. Ward P.O. Box 384 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Douglas A. Whittington, Jr. 287 W. Creekview Dr. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 John M. Hanlon Gulf County Supervisor of Elections Pub: June 12, 2014 99241S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 23-2010-CA000281 Section: ____________ CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. CYNTHIA J. ANDERSON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT (S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; THE ESTATE OF HERSHEL DEWAYNE ANDERSON; DONALD ANDERSON; MIRANDA NICOLE ANDERSON N/K/A MIRANDA JARVIS; UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, LIENORS, AND OTHER PARTIES TAKING AN INTEREST UNDER HERSHEL DEWAYNE ANDERSON AKA HERSHEL D. ANDERSON, JAMES PRESTON HAMBRICK. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 5, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 232010-CA-000281 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 10th day of July, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. ET in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: 99207S PUBLIC NOTICE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROPOSAL NO. 1314-24 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners requests proposals from qualified firms or individuals for a: PAY AND CLASSIFICATION STUDY FOR THE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Copies of the Proposal Provisions and Forms may be obtained at the Gulf County Clerk’s Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Room 149, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or found on the Gulf County website at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov. Additional technical information relative to this RFP may be obtained from Denise Manuel, Central Services Director, at (850) 227-2384 or dmanuel@ gulfcounty-fl.gov during normal business hours. Please indicate on the outside of your envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this a SEALED BID, and include the BID NUMBER, and provide five (5) bound copies and one (1) electronic copy of your proposal. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will accept sealed proposals at the Gulf County Clerk of Court’s Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Room 149, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, until July 3, 2014, at 4:00 PM, ET. The proposals will be opened at the same location on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Gulf County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. /s/ Ward McDaniel, Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk June 12, 2014 99215S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of GULFab located at 3880 County Road 386, in the County of GULF, in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Mexico Beach, Florida, this 4th day of June, 2014. CATHEY CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT, LLC June 12, 2014

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B8| The Star Thursday, June 12, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS 1129113 Call or text Jay Rish Licensed Real Estate Broker direct at 850-227-5569 or email jay@oridagulfcoast.comEXPERIENCED REAL ESTATE AGENTS NEEDED NOW. HEAD COACH FASTPITCH SOFTBALLThis position will manage & supervise the overall operations of the Softball program to assure compliance with national, state, & institutional guidelines; Develop an intercollegiate athletic softball program that has integrity & a positive environment for student athletes, sta, & fans, & will also be responsible for assuring the team has a consistently high graduation rate & competes at a championship level. For additional information about this position please visit: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr Minimum Qualications: Bachelors degree required, Masters preferred in a related eld, plus 2 years of 2 year College or University Womens Softball coaching experience; Head Coach or Assistant Coach. Or a minimum of 4 years of Head Coaching experience at the Senior High School level, or a combination of College coaching & Senior HS head coaching experience. Minorities strongly encouraged to apply.Salary Range Starts At: $52,020.00 Deadline to apply: 06/20/2014Applicants may apply in person at GCSC Human Resources, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98; via fax at (850) 913-3292, or e-mail your application to bcollins2@gulfcoast.edu Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hrGulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, marital status, or disability in its programs, activities or employment. Roberta Mackey, Executive Director of Human Resources, 850-872-3866, has been designated as the person to handle all inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies.1129122 4518239EXPERIENCED MAINTENANCE PERSONto do grounds and maintenance on a 51 unit apartment community. Must have experience in painting, general carpentry, basic plumbing, electrical and appliance repair. HVAC preferred, but not required. Knowledge in ground keeping. Must be able to pass a background check, have their own tools, and valid drivers license. Pick up application at:125 Venus Dr, Port St. Joe or call 850-227-7451 Oce Hours: Mon. 1-5, Tues, Wed, Thurs. 9-5, Closed on Fridays.This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. NOW HIRING PINE RIDGE APARTMENTS 4519197 850-697-5300 314 St. James Avenue Carrabelle, FloridaThe Forgotten Coast1. 42-2 Carlton, Lanark Village. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished 550.00/mo. 2. 39-5 Holland, Lanark Village. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Furnished. W/D, fenced yard. 525.00/mo. 3. 24-3 Pine St., Lanark Village. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, unfurnished. 450.00/mo. 4. 39-1 Carlton. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished, carport. 650.00/mo. incl. utilities 5. 234 Peggy Lane, Carrabelle. 2 bedroom, 2 baths, garage, close to beach. 1400.00/mo. 6. 202 1st St NE, Carrabelle. 5 bedroom, 2 baths, unfurnished. 1000.00/mo. 7. 1108 Tallahassee St., Carrabelle. 3 bedroom, 3 baths, unfurnished. 500.00/mo.8. 302 Woodill Rd., Carrabelle. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, W/D, 1 acre. 500.00/mo.9. 25-2 Pine St., Lanark Village. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished. 550.00/mo. 10. 33-2 Holland. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, furnished 500.00/mo. 11. 2626 Craig St. 3 bedroom, 2 baths. 1000.00/mo. 12. 811 Three Rivers Rd. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, on water, deep water dock, garage, fenced yard, parking. 1000.00/mo.Please call 850-697-5300 to set up an appointment to let our friendly staff show you these properties!!! 4518214 125 Venus Drive (off Garrison Ave) Port St. Joe, FL 32456(850) 227-7451TTY Acs 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. PINE RIDGE LTD.1 Bedroom Apartment for rentFamily apartment community income guidelines applyEqual Opportunity Provider and Employer4519199 4518238 4 5 1 0 1 6 1 451833 0Multi Family Yard Sale Proceeds benet Brian Blankenship “Team Kidney” June 13, 14, & 15th 128 Bridgeport Lane Port St Joe, Florida Food Svs/Hosp.Chef/Kitchen ManagerFull time position. High volume restaurant. Good salary. Must have experience in labor control, inventory, and menu development. Apply in person: 719 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach 850-648-8207 Web ID#: 34291470 LOT ELEVEN (11), BLOCK ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE (121), OF UNIT NO NINE (9), ST. JOSEPH’S ADDITION TO CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 12 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. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)7475338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving thi notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7 days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated at PORT SAINT JOE, Florida this 6th day of June, 2014 Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk MORRIS/HARDWICK/ SCHNEIDER, LLC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF 5110 EISENHOWER BLVD, SUITE 120, TAMPA, FL 33634 June 12, 19, 2014 CKC Yorkie Female Pup 5mo Old. All Shots Up to Date. $325 Call Karen 850-227-8666 Wanted Hunt Club Member on 2000 Acres Near Port St. Joe, Still Hunt Fee $450-$500/ Per Year. Call John Miller @227-5052 Port St. Joe DEMO SALE Building Mat. Of Existing Structure and Restaurant Eqpt. For Sale. Remove Yourself. Contact Bob Windolf @850-527-2583 Acct/FinanceBookkeeperPT position. To apply call 850-648-8161 Web Id 34290817 HospitalityHousekeeping InspectorPTweekend position. Apply in person Thurs -Mon 4693 Cape San Blas Rd Web Id 34291810 Food Svs/Hosp.Kitchen StaffExperience required. Day and night shift. Apply in person: 719 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach 850-648-8207 Web ID#: 34291704 HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Web Id 34291809 Logistics/TransportWarehouse/ Delivery PositionPT position. To apply call 850-648-8161 Web Id 34290817 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 Banking Cadence Bank is hiring in Port St Joe for aPart Time Teller20-29 hours per week. This position will provide customer services such as cashing checks, receiving deposits, making withdrawals and receiving loan payments. Also, will sell products such as money orders travelers checks and savings bonds, as well as cross sell other products. Required skillsCash handling with a high degree of accuracy, excellent communication and customer service skills. Apply on-line at www.cadencebank.com/c areers. AA/EOE Web Id 34290745 Install/Maint/RepairCoastal Design & Landscape HiringLandscape Maintenance Crew LeadLandscape maintenance experience required. Irrigation experience a plus. Must have valid drivers license. Mon-Fri Position. Send info to: info@coastaldesign.biz Web Id 34290479 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAdministrative ReceptionistThis full-time position requires excellent customer service skills & a smile! Must be neat, organized & attentive to detail with good computer skills & knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook & Excel. Good grammar, spelling & punctuation. Varied office duties including phones & walk-in traffic. Prefer prior office experience. Full-time Mon-Fri w/ great benefits. Apply Mon-Fri between 9am-5pm at: 123 W Gulf Beach Dr or call Sandra 850-927-7601. Web ID#: 34290509 Commercial Building For Rent. Hwy 98 Apalach 1000sf High Traffic 850-653-6900 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 1 Bedroom ApartmentsIncome Based Elderly-Disabled M,W,F 8-5 pm 850-229-6353 Equal Opportunity Housing Efficiency Apt with all Utilities Included. Ideal for single person. 1st & Last mo rent req. CALL 850-648-5033 In WEWA2bd/1ba, central heat & air, $475/mo + $475dep 850-639-5721 Text FL91721 to 56654 PSJ 3 br, 1 ba, Laundry room, fenced yard, $900 mo, Unfurn, Call 651-325-7731 White City Clean 3/2 House! Nice updates + small yard. Long term lease, Close to public boat ramp! 635 + Dep, (850) 329-0543 1976 31ft Travel Trailer For Sale. Everything in Working Cond. Remove from Lot as is. $1500, 813-922-4103 or 813-394-7382 (PSJ Beach) Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers. Spot Advertising works! Gulf Coast Alarm, LLCResidential / Commercial Alarms FL Lic EC13004293 850-648-5484 Creamer’s Tree ServiceCall Jason @ (850)832-9343 If you’re ready to move and overflowing with stuff Classified can help you store it or sell it! If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers.