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50 For breaking news, visit 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 Summer fun for kids B1 Port Authority presents the roadmap By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star m The Port St. Joe Port Authority provided county and city of cials the state of the port last week. Time will tell whether that will translate into nancial assistance with government budgets being crafted in the coming months. The Port board requested the special meeting with the Board of County Commissioners and Port St. Joe city commissioners in order, Eugene Raf eld said, to provide an update to elected ofcials, complete with an understanding of hurdles. A prominent hurdle is the lack of operating expenses for the Port Authority, listed on the agenda, but never formally broached other than a request by board chair Leonard Costin for commissioners to be mindful of the port come budget time. But, primarily, Raf eld has said, elected of cials need to understand the critical juncture at which the port sits. This (ship channel) dredging is key because this isnt just about Gulf County, but also the inland counties and Franklin County, Raf eld said. This could take off and be a game-changer as a regional concept. This will be one of the biggest things to happen to this area. I just want to see jobs. I want that in the future parents and grandparents wont have to say goodbye to their children when they graduate from high school. The importance of developing the port was echoed by Jim Brook with Opportunity Florida, a private/public economic development organization that Default led in variance lawsuit By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star m A lawsuit seeking to void a land variance granted by the Board of County Commissioners in April took a turn last week with several lings. J. Patrick Floyd, attorney for Beacon Hill resident Bo Williams requested and was granted by the Gulf County Clerk of Courts a default motion after the county failed to respond to one portion of the suit within the statutorily-required time period. That default motion was led by the of ce of Clerk of Courts Becky Norris last week. County attorney Jeremy Novak responded in a ling by arguing the plaintiff had rushed to judgment with a premature motion and that a court order from Circuit Court Judge John Fishel set a deadline of June 19 to respond. The ling asks that the default motion be struck and the county awarded attorneys fees for being forced to respond to a premature motion. In a subsequent ling, Floyd argued the county failed to respond to the request for declaratory relief as required under law and the county moved to strike the default motion instead of answering the merits as required by By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star m Elected of cials from the county and city of Port St. Joe were presented the latest proposal to bring affordable housing to the south end of the county. The Paces Foundation, which last year applied but was turned down for state tax credits that would be leveraged for private funding to construct affordable housing, brought the new initiative to the Board of County Commissioners last week. And during a joint workshop between the BOCC and Port St. Joe last week the two boards agreed to explore the feasibility of the proposal to build roughly 50 units on 40 acres of land off Clifford Sims Blvd. that is owned by the city of Port St. Joe. There is no time to waste. Applications for the new dollars are due July 1 and both bodies said they would consider options in the next two weeks. The proposal is to pursue a portion of some $20 million in HOME grant dollars, which ow from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to states for use in partnership with non-pro ts to make affordable housing a reality. The Florida Housing Finance Corp. is administering those funds, said Mark Dumas with the PACES Foundation, for smalland medium-sized communities. The Paces Foundation, a Georgia-based non-pro t which leverages public housing dollars with private nancing to build affordable housing in the Southeast, proposes to apply for $6 million. The hitch for local of cials is that application would require a local match, which Dumas suggested must be at least 5 percent under the competitive grant process, roughly $300,000. That would leverage that for $6 million which is a pretty good investment, Dumas said. But it has to be a third party. We can not provide the match. In addition, Dumas said PACES offers new affordable housing proposal See LAWSUIT A7 See ROADMAP A7 Thursday, JUNE 19, 2014 See PACES A7 YEAR 76, NUMBER 36 Opinion ........................... A4-A5 Letters to the Editor ............. A5 Outdoors ............................... A8 Sports ..................................... A9 School News .................... B2-B3 Faith ........................................ B4 Obituaries ............................... B4 Classi eds ........................ B7-B8 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star m Much like the heat, visitors to Gulf County are on the rise. The of cial start of summer is near and the Salt Air Farmers Market, which arrives again 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET Saturday at City Commons Park in Port St. Joe, is blooming. Farmers from around North Florida and Georgia travel to Gulf County stocked with fresh produce for purchase and local vendors sell homemade foods, crafts and jewelry. Live music keeps attendees entertained while they shop. The goal of the market is to promote a sustainable food system on Floridas Forgotten Coast. With summer, weve picked up a lot more traf c due to having a spot in the Tourist Development Council magazine, said event organizer John Parker. We have more vendors due to word of mouth. Locals and people from out of state are starting to recognize that we have a market here and that weve been consistent for six years. Parker said that partnering with the TDC allowed word of the market to spread into new areas around North Florida that the organization lacked the advertising budget to reach. Market organizers decided to keep Salt Air going year-round to ensure a consistent presence in the county. Last December saw the rst Christmas Farmers Market that brought holidayMARKET FRESH Summer brings foot traf c to farmers market WES LOCHER | The Star Attendance at the Salt Air Farmers Market in Port St. Joe is up for summer. Vendors sell folk art gourds, grapevine wreaths, owers, colorful earrings and more at each farmers market. See MARKET A3


Local A2 | The Star Thursday, June 19, 2014 Display Ad ve rt ising ................. 4 pm, Th ursdayJ une 26th Classi ed Ad ve rt ising ................ 5 pm, Fr iday Ju ne 27th New s, Obits, Et c .. .. . .. . .. . .. ..... 5 pm, Fr iday Ju ne 27th Display Ad ve rt ising .................... 4 pm, Th ursday Ju ly 3r d Classi ed Ad ve rt ising ................. 5 pm, Monday Jul y 7th New s, Obits, Et c . .. . .. . .. . .. ...... 5 pm, Monday Jul y 7th By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star m The Board of County Commissioners decided earlier this year to get out of the land ll business. Taxpayers are projected to be the winners. Commissioners chose to close the countys last land ll, Five Points just north of Port St. Joe, after years of bleeding red ink on the bottom line. Even after a series of steps to even the cost/expense balance sheet in recent years, the county was still losing hundreds of thousands of dollars every year, money coming directly from property owners. As part of an attempt to move to mandatory garbage and bring solid waste costs down, commissioners decided to stanch the bleeding by closing the land ll Dec. 31. We decided to get out of the land ll business, said County Commissioner Ward McDaniel, adding that the county will continue to absorb the cost of environmental monitoring at three land ll sites, including Buckhorn and Five Points. As part of bidding out for solid waste haulers the county included operating a transfer station at Five Points. Waste Pro, which took over the county contract this month, has pledged to build a transfer station at Five Points and pave the entrance road. The company will also establish a recycling station prior to 2015. Five Points was nearing its shelf life as it was. The county, with an investment of dollars and materials, could have extended its life for another 5-7 years, but the economics did not work. After losing as much as $800,000-$900,000 a year the cost of the land ll had been reduced, in part through a near-doubling of tipping fees, but it remained a black hole for public dollars. Joe Danford, director of Public Works, said at $60 per ton the county must take in 11,000 paidfor tons each year to break even. This year Five Point is on track to take in less than a third of that. The land ll is losing roughly $450,000 a year, Danford said. That is the driving force behind this, Danford said. Small land lls dont make money. From a scal standpoint we dont have much choice. Getting out of the land ll business and rebidding the solid waste services allowed commissioners to eliminate one signi cant mover in the budget. We will have less tonnage we have to deal with and we will get xed costs for each customer, McDaniel said. While the move will have an impact for the city of Port St. Joe, it could be money savings. The city has seen tipping fees, largely due to yard debris pickup, skyrocket the past two years as county charges increased. The city budgeted $73,762 for tipping fees during the current scal year more than double two years ago and will likely pass that mark, said city manager Jim Anderson. The city also entered into a similar bid process simultaneous to the county as the governing bodies eyed county-wide mandatory garbage pickup. The county was forced to back off that goal due to the lack of data foundation for what rates could and would be charged and awarded its bid to Waste Pro, which is the citys hauler through the expiration of its contract in October. The city has competing bids from Waste Pro and Waste Management, the countys former hauler, for costs to operate the citys land ll and assess tipping fees that Anderson said would mean a reduction of costs to the city and its citizens. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star m The clock is ticking on the search for a new city administrator in Mexico Beach. The City Council held a special meeting Monday to discuss the administrator position which will only be occupied for two more weeks. In April, city administrator Chris Hubbard resigned leaving former administrator John McInnis to ll in during the interim. Upon lling in, McInnis only planned to stay in the position through June and as his nal day of work approaches the council has yet to ll the role. In May, council members hired Range Riders, a head hunting group out of Panama City, to help screen candidates. More than 40 applications were received position and the recruiters whittled them down to a nal six that were recommended to the council. Of those six, the council interviewed three over the rst weeks of June. During a special meeting earlier in the month, the council voted to offer the position to Charles Williams of Jasper, Fla. who had gone before the council several weeks earlier. Williams declined the position and countered the councils salary offer of $70,000 a year and a start date of July, asking for $85,000, a guaranteed 5-year contract, and a start date of Aug. 1. I dont consider this a viable counter, said Mayor Al Cathey. This is him saying no. Though the council agreed to send a counter to Williams, the group didnt have a second choice in the event that Williams declined again. In the event he did, Councilmembers Tanya Castro and Mary Blackburn wanted to go back to the drawing board. Cathey said it would be a major mistake to start over and expressed concern at what might happen during two months without a city administrator. Johns leaving and thats a strain on the city, said Cathey. Two months without anybody would be a tough time. Castro said that she didnt believe the council should simply settle for someone else and wanted to consider other candidates from Range Riders list. Were not the rst city to be without a key position, said Castro. I dont think we should just jump into something. No council members were interested in offering a guaranteed 5-year contract to Williams, and agreed to consider 12 additional candidates if Williams declined again. Mary Blackburn passed a motion to counter Williams offer with a salary of $75,000, a 6-month probationary period and a start date of Aug. 1 with Cathey and Councilman Jack Mullen dissenting. The council agreed that if Williams declined the new offer the interview process would begin anew. MB city administrator hunt continues Five Points will close end of year Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR


Local The Star| A3 Thursday, June 19, 2014 themed foods, items and en tertainment in alongside the regular fruits and veggies. Parker, who owns the tie dye business Unique Drag ony with his wife Carlene, said foot trafc through the market is on the rise, so are the amount of vendors set ting up shop at each event. He was happy to see more snowbirds participat ing while in town, bringing a unique avor to the types of arts and crafts that become available. Its delightful, said Parker. Word is really get ting around. The word made it to We wahitchka resident Cherei Leary who became a ven dor at the market two years ago. Leary worked in the oral industry for 25 years but now uses her creative eye to create folk art with a focus on painted gourds and grapevine wreaths. Originally wanting to showcase at the annual Scallop Festival she talked with Parker and together they realized that setting up shop twice a month was a smarter choice than once a year. Leary also recognized the recent inux in attend ees to the market. So far, summer has been as good as in the win ter when the weather was bad and people couldnt go to the beach, said Leary. Leary said she started painting and doing crafts in college and is pleased to be able to use the market as a way to bring more attention to her hobby. She described her art as woodsie and whimsical and she loves going to yard sales, buying and refurbish ing items and then painting them with her wildlife de signs that are inspired by the swampy landscape of Wewahitchka. I love being able to see the different types of crafts, said Leary. There are good days and bad days, but I just love getting out and seeing the people. Tommy Sauls, a vendor who makes earrings out of colorful shing lures, agreed with Learys sentiments. The seasons been pretty good, said Sauls, a resident of Port St. Joe. We need more vendors--the more vendors, the bigger the crowd. Sauls said hes spent ve years selling his earrings and plants at festivals from Steinhatchee to Pensacola and was thrilled to see the Salt Air market attracting bigger and better crowds on a regular basis. While Sauls said that at tendance was better before the oil spill of 2010, hes happy to see things picking back up. New vendors, artists and merchants are invited to showcase at the event. The cost is $10 and the vendor must supply their own tables and chairs. Salt Air is always on the lookout for music groups and entertainers to play for a small stipend. For more information or to reg ister as a vendor, call John Parker at 404-906-2637. P. O. Bo x 244, Pa nama City FL 32402 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 Port Authority seeking line of credit By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star Hoping to stabilize its existence until the 2015 projected completion of the project to dredge the shipping channel the Port St. Joe Port Authority this week advertised for pro posals to establish a line of credit. Port Authority board members unanimously voted Monday to request proposals for a half million dollar line of credit aimed primarily at maintaining bare bones operations. Board members seek a note with a ve-year bal loon at a xed interest rate with interest due at the end of the term of the agreement. We are at the point we need to make a very respon sible decision, said board member Jason Shoaf, who motioned the proposal to the full board. His hope is the line of credit would be drawn upon only to meet operational expenses. We need to have a responsible bare bones budget to keep the doors open. In the near term, the most critical of those ex penses is liability insur ance, the required annual audit, directors insurance and pay Florida Ports Council dues. That would, at the least, maintain the Port Authori tys existence as the dredg ing logistics, costs and fund ing come into focus with a projected completion of the project next year. With no revenue and little in the bank, the Port Authority is trying to meet expenses estimated at just under $70,000 per year. Shoaf said that given cash on hand, the Port Au thority has funding for the next two months before the scal uncertainty arrives. A community fund raising campaign raised $30,000. That worked but we should continue down that road, board chairman Leonard Costin said. The board could get some help from friends. The Florida Ports Coun cil is at least considering abating annual due require ments about $12,000 of the Port of Port St. Joe by up to two years to allow the projected port development to take hold and bring rev enue to the Port Authority. Shoaf and the authori tys insurance consultant also are in discussions with the insurance company on meeting the obligations on liability and directors insurance, estimated at about $15,000, under a pay ment plan. The Port Authority is seeking assistance from the private lending mar kets after being informed that any loan the board might be provided would likely not be tax-exempt. Although trying to meet basic expenses is the goal, Port Authority members also were cognizant that to secure a line of credit would require leveraging the one asset the board has, the former Arizona Chemical property which is in the ports hands free and clear. And given that the prop erty was secured through a grant/donation package some $1.5 million, collat eralizing it for less than $500,000 was unpalatable for board members. Board member Eugene Rafeld said the key sim ply was to be a viable board when the dredge work to which so much is devoted was completed. Weve got to survive until that ship channel is dredged, Rafeld said. Without that ship channel being dredged nothing is going to happen. FORMAL PARTNERSHIPS Contracts which would formalize the collabora tive agreement between the Port Authority, St. Joe Co. and two energy compa nies committed to shipping through the Port of Port St. Joe are near nal. The contracts were largely a request of the state which wanted a for mal partnership with a public body in the mix on the port development as part of multi-million grants to improve rail lines enter ing Gulf County and dredg ing of the ship channel. Up until now the agree ments with Enova and Green Circle consisted of Letters of Intent with the St. Joe Co. The contracts will make the Port Author ity a party to the agree ments to ship more than 1 million tons through the port. The contract with Green Circle is awaiting approval by the Florida Depart ment of Transportation and should be complete within two weeks; the Enova con tract is with that company for nal comments.ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Local resident Chuck Livengood has joined the Port Authority as an unpaid administrative assistant. He replaces Nadine Lee, who left for personal reasons last month. MARKET from page A1WES L OCHER | The Star


By Jason Alderman To the almost 1.6 million college graduates in the class of 2014: You have my heartiest congratulations and my sympathies. I graduated during the early 1990s recession when nding a decent job was very difcult, so I have an inkling of the challenges many of you now face. Although the job-search technology available has changed considerably since then, as someone who is now on the other side of screening candidates, I can tell you many of the underlying principles for waging a successful search remain the same. Let me share a few: Stand out from the crowd. Youll probably be competing with dozens, if not hundreds, of applicants for most jobs, so: Tailor your resume and cover letter to highlight education, skills and experience relevant to the position check out Monster.coms Resume Center for writing tips. If your work history is brief, play up education highlights, volunteer or internship positions, awards, organizational memberships, etc. Have strong references and make sure theyre willing to speak or write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Proofread everything carefully and ask a trusted acquaintance to review. Before applying, research the company to make sure its a good t. If you do get called for an interview, kick it up a notch: Make sure you understand the companys products, services and customer base. Examine their business structure and how your potential department ts in. Research competitors so you understand the business environment in which they operate. Investigate their social media presence for clues on how they interact with customers. Employers are forced to do more with fewer resources, so they seek employees who are focused, polished and willing to work hard. Ive spoken to numerous hiring managers who say many candidates they see dont convey those qualities. A few tips: Google yourself. Review your social media footprint and remove photos or other materials that portray you unprofessionally. Show up on time for interviews dressed appropriately, with copies of your resume, work samples and any requested materials. Be prepared to answer a barrage of questions about yourself and how youd react in different situations. Monster has a great list of potential interview questions. Make sure you can back up any claims made on your resume or during interviews. Register with job search engines where you can apply for jobs and make yourself visible to potential employers and recruiters. Popular sites include Monster. com, LinkedIn, AfterCollege. com and Landing a good job can take months or even years, so be persistent and tap all available resources. For example: Contact your schools career ofce to see which services are still available to you as a recent graduate. Many will help by reviewing your resume, conducting practice interviews and connecting you with alumni volunteers willing to meet for informational interviews. Build and maintain a prole on LinkedIn. Many employers and recruiters go there rst when looking for suitable candidates. Also, join LinkedIn groups for your eld of interest and partake in their discussions. Contact and join professional organizations in your eld. Weddles. com provides links to thousands of professional organizations. Many companies use automated tracking systems to scan incoming resumes for skills and jobappropriate key words before a human will ever see them. Make sure your resume includes these key words, provided your experience is relevant, of course. Bottom line: You worked hard to earn your degree. Unfortunately, you might have to work equally hard to get your career going, so take advantage of the available tools, and good luck. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney KK, did the old time Indians play golf? What pre thoughts could possible conjure up such a question. We hadnt been talking about golf or Indians. Luke, I dont think so. Maybe they hit a ball with a stick but I dont think it was golf. Hitting a ball with a stick is golf, KK! Me and little Luke are like Mutt and Jeff, Tonto and The Lone Ranger, Tom and Jerry, Batman and Robin, Lonzo and Oscar.. You can write a story about us being here by ourselves, KK. You could call it Awesomeiest All-Time Best Buddies. I was pondering on how he came up so quickly with such an apt title when he added, Thats a lot of As and Bs, KK! Luke, I dont write stories about dogs or grandchildren. How do you explain to an eight year old that such articles tend to be a tad maudlin and most everyone has pets and off-spring they think are smarter, cuter and funnier than mine? We wouldnt be by ourselves if Cathy hadnt arun off to Tennessee to take her niece on a high school graduation trip. She planned to take Luke to Water World, Ship Wreck Island and on a beach outing complete with sand pails, snorkels and those low setting chairs. I was guring on a run to the dump with some rotten boards, a back yard work party and lunches built primarily around RC colas and Moon Pies. Luke and I had been warned to be on our best behavior. My sons and daughters-in-laws hand over the children without a word to Cathy. If Im involved theres a little nervous edge to the exchange. I get a written list of dos and donts. They call every hour to check on us. Would you rather be caught by a raptor, pterodactyl or a spinosaurus, KK? He asked the question like I could give him a rst hand, eye witness account of these prehistoric animals. When Luke realized I couldnt distinguish my raptors from my pterodactyls..he broke out Jurassic Park, I, II and III. I watched mega sized lizards knock jeeps upside down and planes out of the air. I thought they had Dr. Grant for sure in Part One but he managed to hang in to the marines arrived in Part Three! Luke, had you rather be caught by the Indian leader Geronimo or The Creature from the Black Lagoon? Did Geronimo play golf, KK? We had to go to the Western Channel and look for early American natives. We watched Stagecoach with John Wayne. He listened intently to Texas Ruby and Curly Fox doing their 1946 classic, Dont Let That Man Let You Down and commented, It sounds like they are singing in black and white, KK! Before I could think of an intelligent answer he continued, When was color invented, do you have any more movies with cows in themand who are Lonzo and Oscar? His questions had questions. In between trips to Carolyn Williams swimming pool, the golf course, feeding birds down at the pier and shing in the bay we watched Rawhide reruns where cows stampeded in every episode. We held daily tutorials on early country music duos and memorized Phantom 309. It never crossed our minds to go to the beach and sit in those miniature chairs. Eating sweets after a certain time was high up on the prohibitive list. We can eat Fig Newtons after we get in bed, KK, they have fruit in them so they are healthy. It made sense to me. The marshmallow roast was also his idea. We knew better than to start a re in the backyard so we turned on the gas logs in the den and toasted away. We set a midnight curfew if we had nished Jurassic Park and reached the summit of Mt. Everest. Me and Luke woke up each morning singing Rollin, Rollin, Rollin; Keep them doggies movin; Rawhiiiiiide! We drove over to Wakulla Springs to see where they lmed The Creature from the Black Lagoon. We walked in the mornings, built Lincoln Log weapons and put Lego sets together. Luke didnt want to go home. Ill tell you what, Luke. Lets play Rock, Scissors, Paper and if you beat me, you can stay another day. Im not sure who was the happiest when he won! Luke would put his drink next to mine in the refrigerator. He laid his bathing suit on the window seat beside mine. Our water shoes rested just outside the door like two peas in a pod. I loved the way his little hand would nd mine if we wandered into a strange place, headed across a busy street or saw some grown-ups approaching. The last nightor really, the night after what should have been the last nightwe were all set up for the regular showing of Jurassic Park. We had turned the cushions inside out on the couch to make a fort. We had reversed the recliner so we could lay on our stomachs and look over the back and we had the wire basket wrapped over the love seat in case of a pterodactyl attack. Luke, where do you want to sit? He looked the options over carefully and answered, By you, KK. Luke, how do you spell awesomeiest? Respectfully, Luke and KK Short men and tall equations Job search tips for new grads June is one of my months to perform my ushering duties at church. The rst Sunday of the month is always a little hectic with more going on at church than other Sundays in the month. Early in the week, I got a call from my buddy and head usher noting that I should try to be there about 30 minutes early. At about the time I should have been getting to church, I was still trying to steam the wrinkles out of my blazer that I only wear about 4 months out of the year when Im doing my ushering duties. I was going to be late. My worst fears were realized When I walked in the left door of the sanctuary, two ushers were standing at my left door I was sick. The left door is mine. Attendance at church is always better on the left side when I am in charge of the left door. Everyone knows it is because I tell them it is. As I walked through the left door on my way to pick up my ofcial usher name tag, I told them, Ill be back, this is my door. They looked at me kind of puzzled; I go to large church and everyone doesnt understand that the left door is mine four months out of the year. I was perfectly willing to forgive them for their lack of understanding. After hanging my name tag around my neck, I walked out and was met by my buddy the head usher He said, Why dont you take the right door over there. My heart sunk. I had been demoted to the right door It is church; I will do what Im asked to do. Heading to the right side felt all wrong and as I walked toward the door, I noticed an older short fellow with whom I would be working the right door. He had a great big smile on his face. I liked him right away and I did not tell him about the left door being more important that the right one. He looked to be in his early 70s and he wanted to talk as we handed out the programs for folks coming into the church. I liked that also. He asked me what I did for a living and I told him. He noted that he also had gotten a degree in mathematics at Oklahoma State back about the time I was born. Being a fellow math guy, I had to ask him about his career, What did you do with your degree? This is always an opportunity for the I hung it on the wall response. He didnt say that; he said, I became a ghter pilot. With a short stature and a big grin, I was working the right door with an American Hero. Of course, I used this to justify being late on this day and to understand that quite possibly there was some divine reason I needed to be sent to the right door. The ghter pilot told me about ying many missions, but mostly told me about all the folks he has had the opportunity to help after he sold the businesses he had owned in town and retired. It was nice. There are so many people out there in our communities that genuinely enjoy helping others. Dont ever let the stature of a fellow fool you. He could be one of those fellows who ride race horses or a ghter pilot. The next night, I was called into an emergency situation at the whiteboard in my ofce. My son was kind of in a panic mode preparing for his math quiz the next day. I usually relish these moments, but I was kind of in a squirming mode because I had to use his book to remember some things. I have a hard time with my son seeing me do this. Lawyers can say, Im not that kind of lawyer. Doctors can say, Thats not my specialty. Accountants can say, Im not familiar with the rules for that type of business. However, a math guy is expected to know everything about every mathematical topic ever known to man. You are also expected to do it without a book. It just doesnt work that way. I dont remember everything I was taught in high school and college. Some math topics still cause me to get a little queasy. Equations can get long and tall. My son and I worked it all out; I needed a book and a few videos from the internet. Then my son asked me the question people and students ask me all the time, Where am I going to use all this math stuff. A few things went through my head Things like, All this math stuff puts a roof over your head, feeds you and pays for the music you seem to be unable to live without. I also thought about telling him about the short fellow at church who was a ghter pilot. I could have gone into many of my explanations of how the value of math is not necessarily in the outcome, but the logic it takes to get the answer. I did not. I simply said that it had many applications in science and physics and circuses (because we had been working on problems involving tightrope walkers). I appreciate short people who fought for our country (and tall ones) and I also appreciate all my former math teachers and professors who have helped me pay the mortgage through the years. Read more stories at www. HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert 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. 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Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: 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 Thursday, June 19, 2014 A Page 5 Section If the London Bridge is a fallin down And ol Big Ben is stopped Ima tellin you that Im a happy man And Im hanging on to what Ive got . Hangin On To What Ive Got by Buck Owens, Dusty Rhodes, Billie Jo Spears and Tom Brumley How often do you watch Jim Cramer? Do you read Yahoo Finance and Marketwatch daily? Do you talk constantly with a friend who always has a hot stock tip for you? Who wants to know? Probably your nancial adviser. Because if you watch and read these television shows and websites, respectively, on a daily basis, theres a good chance youre too jittery to be a successful investor. Theres a great distance between economic analysis and nancial entertainment. Simply put, its the difference between The Economist Magazine and Jim Cramer. Its the oceans of gray that exist between Project Syndicate and Marketwatch. And its the stark contrast between Yales Robert Shiller and CNBCs Rick Santelli. Entertainment is meant to titillate, to excite, to anger, and many times, to frighten. If the NYSE crashed every time Marketwatch featured an article predicting that exact occurrence, we would have all been broke eons ago. Market television is all about ratings and advertising revenue. The numbers might be right, but the information also might be purposely sensationalized and misleading. Its no accident that news is presented in an overwhelmingly negative fashion. The amygdala is the part of our brain that, according to Oxford University neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greeneld, applies ten times as much meaning to negative or threatening inputs than to positive information. Enter dramatic economic television and websites, where doom dominates our attention and our emotions. True market analysis and productive portfolio management is much more intellectually driven and sedate. Its not screaming hosts, ominous warnings, ashing screens, pithy chants and clanging bells. Its the painstaking, steady process of balancing equities with xed income instruments. Its performing a tax analysis on existing portfolio holdings before initiating further trades. Its understanding what you need your money to do for you. Its waiting until the market provides a propitious entry point, then monitoring those same investments. Its creating income through investments so you will enjoy enough cash ow in retirement. Like the man said, Television does a better job covering revolution than evolution. Things that take lots of explanation, and that require a viewer to work through an elaborate thought process, are not often wildly popular on television. Yet, thats what many investors need: carefully planned and well-monitored investments that provide steady growth and crafted, measurable downside protection. For folks nearing and in retirement, its not about excitement over the next great thing. Its about getting your nancial ship safely to shore. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a syndicated economic columnist, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management LLC, (850-608-6121~www., 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. Financial entertainment: The right side of the amygdala MARGARET R. M c DOWELL A rbor O utlook Lighthouse move angered many Dear Editor, (Ed. Note: The following was read to the Board of County Commissioners last Tuesday ) Thank you for making the effort to keep the historic Cape San Blas Lighthouse on the Cape. We believe the elected ofcials have dramatically underestimated the anger and frustration the South Gulf County residents and voters have in regard to the relocation to town, including many residents in the city, where they would prefer their city commission to use their funds and efforts to give them clean water, affordable housing, ood control and management of their existing parks. Unfortunately, the city out-maneuvered us when they got it deeded to them even though we feel the way this was done was unethical and immoral. We have fought for over two years to save the history and lighthouse on the Cape but did not prevail. This is and was not about saving the lighthouse that would be accomplished by moving it to Salinas Park. It was about our city fathers believing they can make nancial gain by making it part of their amusement park overlooking the rooftops of town. There are two issues. Moving the lighthouse off the Cape which destroys its history is like moving the Wewahitchka Courthouse to be part of the citys amusement park. Second is the cost for taxpayers, all state, federal and local funds in the city or countys coffers are taxpayer money. I had initially said the cost of moving would be $900,000$1 million, the mayor sent me a scathing email claiming the maximum cost was $325,000. To date, more than $700,000 has been spent or obligated and the units are not moved to town yet. The City Commission does not know how much their bottom line really is. It ultimately will be close to the $1 million and continue to cost them in the future. Now, the new state grant to the city will require that you (the BOCC) agree to the new location in town. We are not asking you to vote against that when you are asked by the City Commission. We are asking you to pass a motion today simply stating that you believe the Cape San Blas Lighthouse should have remained on the Cape at Salinas Park and the county will not offer any nancial or manpower support from any funds to move or provide future support to the City of St. Joe Lighthouse to the city. Dr. Pat Hardman president, Coastal Community Association (Ed. Note: While not making any motion, county commissioners reiterated previouslystated positions against spending any money for the relocation of the lighthouse). Saying goodbye Dear Editor, The recent decision by the commissioners to restrict all pet trafc north of the AFB Gate at Cape San Blas will surely have some of the lower Capes pet lovers cancelling their rental reservations and looking for somewhere else to spend their tourist dollars from now on. If the goal of the commissioners was to hammer another cofn nail into the nances of local businesses trying to stay alive, then theyve succeeded. Weve been long-time renters that had recently been looking to purchase real estate on the Cape but this new ordinance extinguishes those plans as well. Being able to walk my dog all the way to the Lighthouse is the singular reason we used to rent on the Cape and spend money all over the place for three months. Compliance with the Wildlife Lines is excellent and that area is kept pristine with so many of us collecting the trash that washes up or is left behind by others. Perhaps an opportunity to collect fees has been missed here: Sell some kind of Use Permit and have special nes to keeps users in line and generate income for the county. Why remove one of the best attractions in the area? Grant Teske Lakeville, MN Floridas public education faces grave threats MARK YACHT Special to The Star A judges ruling that threatens teacher tenure in California further undermines job security for teachers. Public school teachers continue to feel the brunt of political opportunists, unfair evaluations, the conservative push to privatized education, inadequate classroom funding, and lack of wage increases. It is ironic that the legislators responsible for undermining public schools are the rst to criticize perceived failures. Teachers are a soft target, much like the beleaguered HRS employees forever underfunded, overworked, and held accountable for the impossible. The public enjoys and encourages the nger pointing. After all, a mother whose child is underperforming is happy to see the blame shifted to the teacher. Current rules make it difcult for public schools to deal with unruly students. Private schools can just throw them out. I am convinced that Florida public schools may go the way of HRS without a strong political will to reverse a trend that sets them up for failure. The local school board, staff, and administrators appear paralyzed to respond to this initiative. Teachers can only hope that their concerns will be addressed. I doubt if that will occur in their favor. Administrators will do what they always do, accept the policy that comes down without question. The survival of Florida public schools rests in the hands of legislators. I see a full-court press against public schools rather than efforts to improve them. Privatization of education is in Floridas future. Public schools may well be a catchall for underachievers and problem children. One has to ask, what does the community want? What do parents want? After all, elected ofcials succeed by satisfying their constituents, or at least being perceived that way. Judging by the growth of homeschoolers, charter schools and voucher credits, one could surmise that there is a general feeling that an option to public schools has signicant support. Are the school boards, unions, teachers, and education ofcials accepting this truth as unavoidable? Public schools have always represented this nations priority to educate its youth. Perhaps that has resulted in a certain arrogance on the part of school ofcials that is now expressing itself in successful privatization efforts. Parents may feel a certain disconnect from their childs school. Current school efforts to reach out may be described as too little too late. Discussions with parents are mixed. Many show concerns for lost public school resources. Others talk about wanting an option and being displeased with the public school environment. Behavioral problems at school loom large in the mind of parents. All want better accountability for alternate forms of education that accept tax dollars. Perhaps charter schools and voucher credits can be viewed as a great experiment, a changing of the way things are done. I would caution the public about buying into such a direction. First, look at who is driving it. Second, note who will benet from it. Follow the dollar. My own positions remain unchanged. Public schools must be adequately funded and protected. Charter schools need equal accountability to public schools. That accountability must be enforced. Voucher credits are wrong and essentially move tax dollars to religious institutions. The separation and church and state should be inviolate. School grading and teacher accountability are about failure not improvement. Unless you incorporate a childs home environment and intelligence into the evaluation mix, you cannot hold educators responsible for their progress. No other country does this. In the current political environment, Floridas public schools are at risk. Dr. Marc Yacht, MD is semi-retired living in Hudson, Fla. Social Security honors veterans In the United States, people do a lot to recognize and honor the heroes who serve in the Armed Forces and those who paid the ultimate sacrice. July is an appropriate month to recognize veterans and wounded warriors, as we celebrate our nations independence. On July 12, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law a measure to award the U.S. Medal of Honor to such noncommissioned ofcers and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other soldier-like qualities during the present insurrection. The rst Medal of Honor went to Private Jacob Parrott during the Civil War for his role in the Great Locomotive Chase. According to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, a total of 3,487 medals have been awarded. Such recognition is important, but perhaps just as important is awarding Social Security benets to veterans as well. Earnings for active duty military service or active duty training have been covered under Social Security since 1957. Social Security also has covered inactive duty service in the Armed Forces reserves, such as weekend drills, since 1988. In fact, more than one out of ve adult Social Security beneciaries has served in the military. Veterans and their families make up 35 percent of those receiving Social Security. If you served in the military before 1957, you did not pay Social Security taxes, but you received special credit for some of your service. You can get both Social Security benets and military retirement. Generally, there is no reduction of Social Security benets because of your military retirement benets. Youll get your full Social Security benet based on your earnings. If you served in the Armed Forces and youre planning your retirement, youll want to read our publication, Military Service And Social Security at If you are disabled and can no longer work, you may also want to read our publication, Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors available at the same web address. Note that Social Security offers veterans expedited processing on their applications for disability benefits. Another reason July is signicant to veterans: on July 3, 1930, Congress signed a bill to authorize the President to issue an executive order establishing the Veterans Administration, or VA. President Herbert Hoover signed Executive Order 5398 to create the VA on July 21 of that same year, 84 years ago. Learn more about the VA and types of benets it provides at Also, you can learn more about military service and Social Security benets by visiting the Military Service page for wounded warriors and veterans at retire2/veterans.htm. Social Security thanks you for your service, and we hope we can now be of service to you. MICHAEL GROCHOWSKI Special to The Star


Local A6 | The Star Thursday, June 19, 2014 Implants & Cr ow ns Af fo rd able Dentur es -P anama City P. A. Wi lliam C. Knapk e, DDS Gen er al De nt is t Pa nam a City Sq uar e 61 7 We st 23 rd Str eet Pa nam a Ci ty FL Ca ll Fo r In fo rm at ion 1-8 88268 -77 18 Gr eat vs other Dent al pr ov iders 20144-1-T4 Fe es ef fe ctiv e thr ough 11 /2 1/14 Addition al fe es ma y be incurr ed depend ing on in div idu al cases Same-da y Cr ow n ser vice ma y no t be av ailable in cer ta in case s. Af fo rd able Dentur es -P anama City P. A. Of ce #: (8 50 ) 8 7 2 -6 155. Single To oth Implant inc luding Cr ow n st ar ting at $ 1 89 5 De ntur e Im pla nts st ar ting at $ 1 59 5 Lo we r Ar ch $ 1 99 5 Sam eDa y Cr ow ns $ 69 5 Upper Ar ch 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 and help us shine a spotlight on Gulf County. Scene around COURTESY OF MARIE R O M ANELLI Sunset over Indian Lagoon. COURTESY OF HILARY PATTERSON St. Joseph Bay near Simmons Bayou. COURTESY OF L AURA AT DRAGON F LY P H OTOGRA PH Y Sand castles constructed on St. Joe Beach. COURTESY OF BILL F AUT H A familiar landmark in St. Joseph Bay. COURTESY OF S ARA H BOSSTI C K Water, water everywhere in the surf off St. Joseph Peninsula. COURTESY OF BILL F AUT H A snowy plover searches for food on St. Joe Beach. COURTESY OF L AURA AT DRAGON F LY P H OTOGRA PH Y A storm approaches on the horizon as the sun sets over St. Joseph Bay. COURTESY OF MARIE R O M ANELLI Clouds form over the houses at Cape Palms in Indian Pass. COURTESY OF K RISTY R AFFIEL D Water play at Oak Grove Church Daycare. Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR


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Bo x 39 Po rt St Jo e, Fl or id a 32 45 7 or 11 6 Sai lo r s Co ve Po rt St Jo e, Fl or ida 32 45 6 on or be fo re 1: 00 PM Ea st er n Ti me on July 7, 20 14 Pr op os al s wi ll be op en ed at th e re gu la r Po rt Au th ori ty me et in g on Jul y 9, 20 14 Th e Po rt Au th or it y is co mm it te d to as su ri ng eq ua l op por tu ni ty in th e aw ar d of co ntr ac ts an d, th er ef or e, co mp li es wi th al l la ws pr oh ib it in g di scr imin at io n on th e ba sis of ra ce co lo r, re li gi on nat io na l or ig in age an d se x. Le ona rd Co st in Cha ir ma n Po rt St Jo e Po rt Au th or it y, Pu bl ic at i on dat e Ju ne 19 20 14 Paces could bring roughly $2 million pri vate debt to the table, making the total investment $8 million to construct the 50 units. The BOCC considered last week whether or not it had available State Housing Initiative Plan (SHIP) funds with a new allocation from the state com ing July 1. County administrator Don Butler said during the joint workshop that county staff was reviewing available and antici pated funds. It may work or it may not, Butler said. Another advantage of the HOME ini tiative, Dumas noted, was that it could bring affordable housing to the com munity more quickly than waiting until next years round for applications for the state tax credits. Those tax credits, Dumas added, also are distributed under a lottery as op posed to competitive grant applications as with HOME. This way we dont have to wait until next year and lose in the lottery again, Dumas said. County commissioner Tan Smiley, at the BOCC meeting and ensuing joint workshop, said with all the discussion about the potential for job-generation for the port, the other side of the economic development coin, affordable housing, must be addressed. If we are going to bring in the jobs we have to have a place for people to live, Smiley said. City attorney Tom Gibson noted that last year commissioners moved ahead with a comprehensive plan amendment to accommodate the affordable housing, but had backed off when Paces did not win a lottery spot for tax credits. He said the only steps remaining were to submit the amendment to the Depart ment of Economic Opportunity for nal approval. PACES from page A1 statute. A response to the second component of the lawsuit, seeking a writ of certio rari, Floyd argued, is that triggered by Fishels order and therefore the default motion was proper due to the lack of re sponse from the county. The court will have nal say. The lawsuit seeks to quash the vari ance granted to Ellis Smith, Jr. on April 8 to build within the setback on land adja cent to Veterans Memorial Park at Bea con Hill. The lawsuit argued that in granting the variance the BOCC overstepped in two signicant ways. First, the BOCC was not the proper body to take up the variance. Secondly, the lawsuit contends the BOCC violated the quasi-judicial nature required of such action as the variance, which would require sworn testimony and presentation of evidence. In his ling, Floyd seeks a new hearing on the variance during which due process strictures, compliance with the countys comp plan and land development regula tions and support for granting the vari ance must be strictly construed against the applicant, meaning the applicant on the variance carries the burden of proof. At its core, the lawsuit makes two fun damental arguments. One, the BOCC violated its own devel opment rules in awarding a variance the board should not have even taken up. Secondly, a variance, which allows a majority, roughly 60 percent, of Smiths proposed structure to be built within the setback, consuming all but six inches of the setback, was not required. The lawsuit contends the parcel Smith owns is sufcient to build a structure without entering the setback and impact ing the view from and beach access to land that belongs to Veterans Memorial Park. Williams is the plaintiff in the lawsuit, but nearly three dozen residents of the Beacon Hill area turned out in support of the lawsuit during an informational session. LA WSUIT from page A1 champions the Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern (RACEC) of nine counties that includes Gulf County. (The Port of Port St. Joe) is a regional econom ic development project, Brook said. We see the port as being key and critical to what happens in the nine counties. We have to compete regionally and we applaud your efforts. We will provide support any way we can. Costin and Tommy Pitts and Billy Perry with Hatch Mott MacDonald provided an overview of the applica tion process to secure a permit to dredge the fed erally-authorized shipping channel. I see a 2015 launch, Costin said. It is moving forward. We have our chal lenges but we are working through them and I think all systems are go and I think 2015 is the landing. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has taken over the application for the dredge work itself under a contributed funds agree ment, a somewhat unique step for the Corps to take, Pitts said. In effect, under the agreement, the Corps took the 1,000 page dredge study completed by Hatt Mott and put its own stamp on the study, making it a Corps document. Having the Corps as point on that work has also allowed the effort to avoid what could have been major pitfalls forcing delays that might jeopardize the ship ping agreements that are the foundation of the dredg ing effort. One was accretion of sand along the tip of St. Joseph Peninsula which has brought the tip into the channel. A proposed de tour of the channel around the current tip could have required extensive study, but the Corps involvement eliminates that possibility, Pitts said. The most responsible thing to do was to realign the channel, Perry said. Additionally, Corps par ticipation opened up existing federal spoil easement sites adjacent to the Gulf County Canal which should reduce costs of spoil disposal and ease permitting after spoil studies, being performed by Hatch Mott, are completed. The work is nished and Hatch Mott is awaiting state agency response, Pitts said. It is a major effort and progress is being made, Pitts said, adding that two Letters of Intent with the St. Joe Company from energy companies committing to ship over 1 million tons an nually through the port pro vide the case for dredging. Those LOIs are being memorialized contractually at the request of the Florida Department of Transporta tion as part of making the case to release a rail grant as well as a $20 million ap propriation for channel dredging. One contract both now include the Port Authority as partner is with the DOT, port attorney Tom Gibson said. The other is pending approval from the energy company. Once nalized, it is be lieved the state will release a $3.75 million rail improve ment grant for the GenesseWyoming line between Chat tahoochee and Port St. Joe. The St. Joe Company, which owns the line, is matching the appropriation with $1.25 million. Costin said with progress toward dredging, particular ly with permitting which is expected before the end of the year, more money, be it private or public, should be forthcoming to fund the esti mated $40-$45 million price tag for the project. If they put in $20 million they will nd the rest of it, said County Commissioner Warren Yeager who recent ly met with DOT Secretary Anand Presad and said the state would not have appro priated the money if not con vinced of the potential. They (state ofcials) are excited about the opportu nity for this region and this port. There were concerns among commissioners, however, primarily about the role of St. Joe in the equa tion. County Commissioner Ward McDaniel noted the Port Authority owns not a grain of sand along the wa ter and everything hinges on the deepwater access owned by St. Joe. Costin and Gibson ex plained the formal collabor ative agreement with St. Joe to develop the port, a shared marketing agreement and noted the change in position of the company from adver sary to collaborator. We have mutual interest and should work together to achieve that mutual inter est, said Port Authority board member Jason Shoaf. Partnering with a private company using public dol lars, though, is a sensitive issue. City Commissioner Wil liam Thursbay and County Commissioner Joanna Bry an also expressed concerns about the dynamics of the proposed development of the port and the mix of pub lic dollars in the effort. But Rafeld said one of the goals of the joint meet ing was to put all the players in the same room, the same players that can assist the Port Authority in making decisions best for the com munity clear. Costin said the mutual interest was the driver, while St. Joe hopes to make money the goal of the Port Authority is to create jobs. Im more encouraged now than Ive ever been, Yeager said. ROADMAP from page A1


Special to The Star The 2014 Golly Whop per shing tournament was June 7 in Mexico Beach. More than 250 people at tended the weigh-in to see the results of the 36 boats that entered the competition. The youth division boast ed 11 children in the 14-andyounger category and six divers in the spearshing category. Tournament of cials awarded $5,925 in prize money. Capt. Don Spillers had two very special guests shing with him on the Perfect Bite. Marines Michael Boucher and Tony Mullis each lost both of their legs ghting for our country in Afghanistan. We were thrilled to see these heroes win the Red Snapper Division with largest Red Snapper ever caught on hook and line in the three years of the Golly Whopper. Captain Steven Childs and his crew aboard the Willie E. came in 2nd at 20.30 pounds and Ste phen Price aboard the Cape Horn was a very close 3rd at 20.24 pounds. Jackson Krause along with Josh Bloodworth or ganized and started up the Golly Whopper in 2012. Jackson and his team won the King Mackeral Divi sion with a 35.63 pound Long Shot, and Capt. Josh Conyers came in second at 30.98 pounds and were fol lowed by Capt. Ryan Kelly aboard Southbound Char ters who won third with a 27.82 pound King Mackerel. This was the rst year the tournament had spearsh ing division for divers. Re gina Capps was not going to be outdone by the boys and speared a monster 26.72 pound Red Snapper. Drayton Royal and Nico las Warren, each 9 years old, teamed up to catch a 27.14 pound King Mackerel to win the youth division while shing about the Of Fish View with Captains Ronnie Cape and Brad Ellis. Organizers are seeking volunteers for next years event. 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Sh op ou r hu ge se le ct io n of be ach wa re s, cha ir s, an d to ys Ne w ar ri va ls da il y of ka ya ks Pa dd le bo ar ds an d shi ng ge ar www .shopb wo .c om Email outdoors news to tcroft@ Page 8 Thursday, June 19, 2014 OUTD OO RS Section A Inshore/Bay Offshore/Bottom SPONSORED BY Pier/Surf Offshore action has slowed a little because of the closer of federal red snapper, but state water red snapper continues through-out the month. Great red snapper shing is going on south of Indian Pass on open bottom or live bottom within 9 miles of shore. Inshore shing in St Joe Bay is at a peak for the summer season right now. As the summer sun warms the bay past the 80 degree mark, most shing will be either early at rst light or late near sun set for best action. Good trout reports are the norm this time of year, but scallop season soon will change all that because most of the scallops will be in the same grass as most inshore species. Kingsh has invaded our waters this week with great reports of good sized sh on the buoys out of Mexico Beach and surrounding waters. Surf shing is also producing nice catches of sh on Cape San Blas and if shark shing is your game, then Indian Pass is the place to be for sharks right now. Apply for fall quota permits in June How many of us hunters are on Facebook? Well, did you know the Flori da Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission now has its own HuntFlorida Facebook page? Next time you log in, go to and give us a like, so you can stay abreast of the many advertised hunting oppor tunities and hear about any upcoming regulation or quota application chang es. And please share the page with your hunting buddies too! Speaking of quotas, every hunter knows you have a better chance of catching a monster buck off guard dur ing the rst part of hunting season. Thats why many of us enjoy hunting the archery and muzzleloading gun seasons and why we cant miss opening weekend of the general gun sea son. After that, multi tudinous gunshots of ten break out, and those mature bucks start feeding mostly at night, making hunting em a lot more difcult. If you hunt public land, you should know that many of Floridas wildlife management areas require a quota permit to hunt during archery, muzzle loading gun and all or part of the gen eral gun season. A quota is the maximum number of hunters allowed on a particular WMA. The FWCs Quota Hunt Program pre vents overcrowding on such areas and provides quality hunts. Quotas also help control game harvests. The FWC sets quotas based on an areas size, habitat, game populations and regulations. There are several types of quota permits, and most are issued by ran dom drawing. This year theres been a change: The wild hog application periods will now be grouped with the other fall quota hunts. The rst-phase application period for archery, muz zleloading gun, general gun, wild hog, youth, family, track vehicle (a swamp buggy with tank treads), airboat and mobility-impaired quota hunt permits runs June 1-30, so you have all month to submit your application. You may submit one application for each of the hunt types, and there is no fee to apply. One thing to remember though: Unless exempt, you must have an up-to-date management area permit (or a license that includes one) when applying for a quota permit, or the sys tem wont accept your application. Two of these quota hunts are unique to South Florida. An airboat quota per mit is required for anyone wishing to hunt out of an airboat on Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But, if youd rather hunt off a track vehicle there, or on Rotenberger or Holey Land WMAs in Palm Beach County, you will need a track vehicle quota permit. The FWC offers youth deer hunts on Camp Blanding WMA in Clay County and on Andrews WMA in Levy County. If you have children between the ages of 8 and 15 and you want them to have a chance to experience one of these great hunts, apply for a youth quota hunt permit, because only 160 kids will get to participate. During these hunts, only the youngsters may hunt, and they and their adult supervisors are the only people allowed on the area. This coming season, there will be family quota hunts on 25 WMAs scat tered throughout the state. You must have a family quota hunt permit to hunt these areas during specic time periods. If you are drawn, the permit requires one adult to take one or two youths hunting. The adult may not hunt without taking along a kid. Hunters certied by the FWC as mobility-impaired may apply for mobil ity-impaired quota permits. These per mits allow exclusive access to generalgun hunts on nine of the states better public hunting areas. If you want to get the jump on one of these hunts, make sure you have the correct quota hunt application worksheet so you can apply for one or more of these great opportunities. All application worksheets can be found at by clicking on Limited Entry/Quota Hunts and then looking under Quota Hunts. Once you have completed the appli cation worksheet, you may use it to ap ply at or submit it to any license agent or tax collectors ofce. To nd out if you have been selected, you can simply log into your customer account at Drawing results will be posted after 10 a.m. July 8. If you dont get drawn for a par ticular hunt type, you will get a pref erence point for next years drawing, which will improve your chances of being selected. If youre unable to use your quota permit and you return it in time, youll get your preference point restored. You can only return your unwanted quota permit online, and you cant do so until Phase III begins July 30 and up until 10 days prior to your hunt date. To do this, log in to your customer account at, and click the Return link next to the hunt you wish to turn in. Returns will be accepted online only and will be reissued every Tues day throughout the season during the Phase III application period. If you re turn a permit that was awarded to you in Phase I, you will receive a preference point as well as the restoration of your preference points used to obtain the permit. Heres wishing you luck in drawing one of these great permits! TONY YOUNG Outta The Woods Help FWC locate rare upland birds Special to The Star The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con servation Commission requests the publics help in locating three species of rare birds during their breeding seasons. The southeastern American kestrel, the burrowing owl and the painted bunting are rare and declining species that are often overlooked by traditional monitoring programs such as the North American Breeding Bird Survey. People are encouraged to use the FWCs new Rare Bird Registry to quickly map locations where they observe these species, with the option to upload pho tos and additional comments. Its quick and easy to use. Data submitted will be used by FWC scientists to identify im portant breeding areas for these species as well as estimate the size of their populations. The Rare Bird Registry is an excel lent opportunity for the public to par ticipate in research, said Karl Miller, a biologist at the FWCs Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. Sightings will pro vide the FWC with valuable data to help us study and conserve some of Flor idas most unique and interesting species. This new website provides a great way to get involved. To as sist the FWC in locat ing these rare birds, visit MyF volved and select Citizen Science then Sightings for the Rare Bird Registry link. P H O T OS S P EC I AL T O T HE STAR Capt. Don Spillers shed alongside Marines Michael Boucher and Tony Mullis who each lost both of their legs while serving in Afghanistan. GOLLY WHOPPER TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP Jackson Krause and Josh Bloodworth won the King Mackeral Division with a 35.63 pound catch. Regina Capps won the spearshing division with a 26.72 pound Red Snapper. Drayton Royal and Nicolas Warren won the youth division with their 27.14 pound King Mackerel.


By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star Chuck Gannon would just as soon you didnt read this. Gannon, the longtime coach at Port St. Joe High School, hopes you dont care about his selection last weekend into the Flor ida Athletic Coaches Asso ciation Hall of Fame. He certainly doesnt want to bring any attention to the announcement, a surprise that came during a coaching clinic. There are others who deserve, maybe even want, the attention far more than Gannon, whose application to the Hall of Fame had to be maintained as something resembling a state secret because of the coachs reti cence to bring any glimmer of attention his way and the potential he would scuttle his own nomination. Gannon will be formally inducted into the FACA Hall of Fame in January. Its a great honor to be there, but really there are a lot of great coaches who are deserving of that honor who are not in there yet, Gannon said. Just to be nominated is such an honor. But it really goes back to the assistant coaches and the kids you have worked with. They are the reason. Which is, as most who know Gannon would pledge, the expected answer for a coach who deects the at tention to those he believes deserve it and that is pretty much anybody but himself. Gannon has forged that philosophy over more than three decades in coaching, beginning with Crystal Riv er High School in 1982. Gannon coached, foot ball, basketball and base ball primarily, at Dunnellon, Trenton, Citrus, Leesburg and Brooksville Central be fore arriving in Port St. Joe in 1994. The accolades have owed along the way. He coached, as assistant or head coach, 13 different teams that reached the state playoffs. He has earned nominat ing points as the FACA/ Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year in baseball and basketball and was honored in 2005 as the FACA Assis tant Coach of the Year for his work with the Port St. Joe High School defense on the Tiger Sharks path to a state title in football. Gannon has served as athletic director at the school while it won sev eral state sportsmanship awards and had a rather unusual three-peat with the Tiger Sharks. In the one year he spent as the head varsity boys basketball coach, after as sisting Coach Vern Eppi nette during several cham pionship seasons, the Tiger Sharks reached the state nal four. He took the Tiger Shark baseball team to the nal four in 2002 and was the defensive coordinator for the football team that won a state title and returned the following year to the nal four. Therefore, Gannon has coached teams in three dif ferent sports, the three ma jor sports on the calendar, to the state nal four. It starts with disci pline, said Tracy Browning who has worked alongside Gannon on the sidelines for a decade. He is very disci plined and the kids really buy in to what he wants to do. You know you are going to win and that starts with discipline and commitment. In the latest chapter in his career, Gannon took over a Tiger Shark football program that had stumbled through two losing seasons and had Port St. Joe back in district and playoff conten tion his rst year. Last season, Gannons last as a paid coach before his retirement, the Tiger Sharks reached the second round of the playoffs. With Coach John Palmer, another FACA Hall of Famer as is Eppinette, back leading the Port St. Joe program, Gannon will continue as defensive co ordinator on a volunteer basis. If youve reached this far in this story, and Gan non would prefer you didnt make it this far, Gan non will explain what this coaching business is about, because, he said, it isnt about the money or the titles or the attention. Echoing words spoken by a Florida State Universi ty football coach last week end, Gannon put his 30-plus years in perspective. If you can shape one person or help any kid along the way to nd the right path, that is why you get into coaching, Gannon said. If you just help one kid, that is why you do it. 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 To learn ho w yo u can suppor t our community s univ ersity contact Ma ry Be th Lo vingood at (850) 770-21 08 or mblo FL ORIDA ST AT E UNIVERSIT Y PA NAMA CI TY $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 PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORT S Thursday, June 19, 2014 A Page 9 Section Gannon selected for FACA Hall of Fame SPECIAL TO T HE STAR Chuck Gannon was named last week to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He will be formally inducted in January. Golf club to offer swim lessons Special to The Star The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club is offering swim lessons. The lessons will be on the following dates (eight in all): July 2, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30. Starting time is 9 a.m. ET for three age groups for the swim lessons, plus the possibility of an advanced class (children would have to pass a short test with the instructor to be admitted), each lasting 30 minutes. One class will be a Parent-Tot Class for parents with children 6 months to 3 years old. The cost of the lessons is $100, with a nonfundable 50 percent deposit necessary upon registration. The deposit, however, would be refunded if the classes are canceled by the club. Registration and deposit must be made no later than 5 p.m. ET June 18 at the club.Call the instructor (Rama) at 370-0895 or the club at 227-1751. Mexico Beach lures anglers with several summer shing tournaments Star staff report Mexico Beach offers something that most Gulf coast communities dont: over 125 articial reefs teeming with big game sh. In fact, the Mexico Beach Articial Reef Asso ciation (MBARA) recently made history by deploying Floridas rst super reefs that are a staggering 17 to 25 feet tall. Mexico Beach says Fish On! as it casts off an exciting summer lineup of tournaments dur ing the months of June, July and August. All of Mexico Beachs upcoming shing tourna ments bring their own unique air to the sport, said Kimberly Shoaf, presi dent of the Mexico Beach Community Development Council. Plus, these pop ular competitions allow every level of angler the chance to reel in the big one, not to mention sup port each other and the MBARA, which creates and enriches thriving sh habitats in Mexico Beachs prolic Gulf Coast waters. JULY 25 10TH ANNUAL OFFSHORE CLASSIC The Gulf of Mexicos wa ters really heat up in mid summer when the 10th An nual Offshore Classic com mences July 25 from the Mexico Beach Marina. Participating shermen will have two days to reel in rst ($1,500), second ($500) and third ($250) prize catch es for each of the following categories: wahoo, dolphin and king mackerel. Shoaf said, One lucky angler also will receive a whopping $2,500 bonus bounty for his or her grand prize catch, and an optional jackpot will be available as well! Tournament weigh-ins will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. CDT July 25-26 at Mex ico Beach Marina. The entry fee for this years Offshore Classic is $200 through June 30 and $250 afterward. The Captains Party will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, July 24, at Toucans restau rant on Mexico Beach. For more tournament details, visit mexicobeachmarina. com or call 648-8900. AUG. 23 18TH ANNUAL MBARA KINGFISH TOURNAMENT Last, but certainly not least, the 18th Annual MBARA Kingsh Tourna ment takes place Saturday, Aug. 23, and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for this volunteer organiza tion, which is credited with building over a million dol lars worth of articial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico since 1997. Prizes will be awarded in the recreational divi sion for the following: King mackerel, with $3,000 for rst place, $2,000 for sec ond and $1,000 for third; $1,000 to the top wahoo; and $500 for the winning Spanish mackerel. This years competition also includes a new catego ry king mackerel in the professional masters divi sion, for which a 50-percent split of the entry fees up to $3,000 will be awarded to the king of kings. Com petitors may review the new rules and preregister at Tournament director Ron Childs detailed a few other changes for 2014: We have a new Miss Kingsh, a new T-shirt, a new tourna ment magazine with hun dreds of pictures from last years competition, a new smoker for creating sau sage perfection, and new door prizes that will once again make this a premier tournament in the Florida Panhandle. The Kingsh Tourna ment Captains Party will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, Aug. 24, at Tou cans on Mexico Beach. The tournament after-party will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Mexico Beach Mari na. Entry fees are $160 per boat (with no limit on the number of anglers aboard), plus a $5 online fee. For more information on any of Mexico Beachs upcoming summer sh ing tournaments, call 850-648-4900, visit or visit the Calendar of Events on FOR MORE INFORMATION For more information on any of Mexico Beachs upcoming summer shing tournaments, call 850-648-4900, visit or visit the Calendar of Events on Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR


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L o c a t e d a t L ig h t h o u s e M a r in a N ext t o B ud & A l le y's District end of course scores improve By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star District performance is moving in the right direc tion in the third round of state assessment scores released this week. The Florida Department of Education released End of Course Assessments in four high school level areas: algebra I, biology, geom etry and U.S. history and Gulf County Schools were above the state aver age in three of four areas and showed increases in the number of students scoring at grade level in all three. The percentage of dis trict scores improving in history and geometry improved by 10 percent and the improvement in algebra I represented an increase of 6 percent. The geometry results particularly were impressive, with 81 percent of students taking the test at Port St. Joe High School scoring at grade level while 94 percent of students at Wewahitchka High School did so. The percentage of stu dents at grade level in ge ometry was 21 percentage points ahead of the state. The lone area of decline was biology, where the per centage of students scoring at grade level, 62 percent, trailed the state average, 66 percent. The EOC Assessments are aimed at improving stu dent achievement and col lege and career readiness, according to the FDOE. They are taken online. The rst, algebra, was implemented in 2011 and the assessment scores have become part of the formula for grading Florida public high schools. Groups sue to stop toxic coal ash pollution into Apalachicola River Star staff report TALLAHASSEE On behalf of three conservation groups, Earthjustice led a federal lawsuit last week to stop toxic water pollution that is leaking into the Apalachicola River from an aging 40acre coal ash dump at Gulf Power Companys Scholz Generating Plant near Sneads. The groups contend Gulf Power is illegally discharging dangerous pollutants including arsenic and lead into the river, threatening people and the environment in the most ecologicallydiverse area of the southern U.S. Gulf Power, a subsidiary of the $38-billion Southern Company, has ushed millions of gallons of toxic coal ash sludge into 40 acres of unlined pits that sit atop a bluff along the Apalachicola River, the suit alleges. The groups contend the waste is leaking out of the pits and into the river, contaminating the water with pollutants including arsenic, cadmium, and chromium all carcinogens as well as aluminum, barium, beryllium, copper, lead, nickel, zinc, selenium, and the neurotoxin mercury. One test, in June 2013, found that arsenic levels coming out of the unlined pits were 300 times the amount of arsenic considered safe for drinking water, the suit details. Earthjustice led its Clean Water Act suit in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee last Thursday on behalf of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Waterkeeper Alliance and Apalachicola Riverkeeper. Gulf Power has a federal Clean Water Act permit, which allows it to discharge treated coal ash water and chlorinated condensing water directly into the Apalachicola through an outfall. But the groups argue that contamination is leaking at other points on the site and not receiving proper treatment and those discharges are not covered by the permit. This is a public hazard, said Earthjustice attorney Alisa Coe in a press release. Taxpayers have spent millions over the years to buy huge tracts of land around the Apalachicola to protect the river. Gulf Power does not have the right to pollute our public river, and thats why were going to court. The toxic heavy metal leaks and the companys decision not to report them violate Gulf Powers federal permit requirements under the Clean Water Act, Earthjustice argues in the lawsuit. On any given day, you can nd people boating and shing on the Apalachicola just downstream of Gulf Powers toxic waste dump. This illegal pollution threatens the health of people who use the river and everything in it, Waterkeeper Alliance attorney Pete Harrison wrote in a press release. This plant was built in 1953, and it is a dinosaur that is illegally polluting one of the most incredible rivers in the Southeast. Its not fair for one corporate polluter to get away with fouling the water that belongs to us all. Apalachicola Riverkeeper Dan Tonsmeire points out that the river and estuary support a multi-billion seafood industry in the Gulf of Mexico including a world renowned oyster shery in Apalachicola Bay. The Apalachicola is not just a local asset, its a national treasure that needs to be protected, Tonsmeire wrote in a release. Ulla Reeves, who directs the High Risk Energy Program for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, said the massive piles of coal ash waste from power plants are a pressing pollution threat throughout the region, even at retiring facilities, such as the Scholz Plant. Forty percent of the coal ash pits, which the industry calls impoundments or lagoons, are in the Southeast. This February in North Carolina, a stormwater pipe below a massive Duke Energy coal ash impoundment failed, spilling 140,000 tons of toxic pollution into the Dan River, Reeves said. This coal ash sludge now coats the bottom of the Dan River for 70 miles downstream, and the full health and economic effects of this spill still are adding up. A tragedy like that on the Apalachicola would devastate the river and those who depend on it. Gulf Powers coal plant leaking toxic brew into public waters


COMMUNITY Thursday, June 19, 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) After Tokyo, whats the most populous urban agglomeration in Asia? Calcutta, Shanghai, Beijing, Bombay 2) Supermans boots are red, but whats the main color of his belt? Blue, Black, Yellow, Red 3) What does Ouija mean, as in Ouija Board? Inspiration, Yes, Fear, Direction 4) What are trading stamps in CB (Citizens Band) radio talk? Love, Bath, Money, Time 5) In which state is Fort Knox? Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Wisconsin 6) How many years are in a French Presidents term? 4, 5, 6, 7 7) Which pitcher won the most games (176) in Major League Baseball during the 1990s? Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Greg Maddux, David Cone 8) Who was the rst man to appear on a Playboy magazine cover? Richard Simmons, Burt Reynolds, George Burns, Peter Sellers 9) Generally speaking, how often does one shed a complete layer of skin, once every how many days? 14, 28, 34, 45 10) Statistically, what do 22% of all U.S. restaurant ordered meals include? Fried chicken, Macaroni, French fries, Side salad 11) Of these, who isnt or wasnt a member of the Eagles? Joe Walsh, Glenn Frye, Joe Cocker, Don Henley 12) On a German wine bottle what does Sekt mean? Fruity, Sour, Sparkling, Cheap 13) How many toes does a hippopotamus have on each foot? 2, 3, 4, 5 14) Which means a gravel pit? Sabbulonariu, Manurance, Pabouch, Vagitus ANSWERS 1) Bombay. 2) Yellow. 3) Yes. 4) Money. 5) Kentucky. 6) 7. 7) Greg Maddux. 8) Peter Sellers. 9) 28. 10) French fries. 11) Joe Cocker. 12) Sparkling. 13) 4. 14) Sabbulonariu. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star Schools out, but the learning (and fun) continue. From June through Au gust parents in Port St. Joe may wonder how to keep their little ones entertained, but the community offers three summer programs to keep kids occupied and the learning process going. The 21st Century Sum mer Enrichment Program, operated by Port St. Joe Elementary Principal Des ignee, Jo Clements, takes place at the Elementary School and runs Monday through Thursday for the month of June. The theme for this years program is program ming with Minecraft games to help encourage students to excel in the subjects of Science, Technology, Engi neering and Math (STEM). Students learn through computer-based math games and each of the 75 enrolled students partici pates in one hour of art and music each day. Teachers for the pro gram include Julie Hodges for art and Becky Hare for music, along with Donna Thompson, Karen Minger, Tonya Plair, Andrea Dixon, Shelly Oliver and Elizabeth Davis. Now in its 13th year of operation, the Port St. Joe STAC House, operated by Jewell Hopper, runs pro grams for elementary stu dents weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon ET and for middle and high school students 1-5 p.m. ET. The STAC House on Eighth Street has plenty to keep kids occupied during daytime hours with pool tables, foosball and plen ty of video games, board games and coloring books. Kids are encouraged to get physical with activities like foursquare, basketball or a romp around the on-site playground. The money that kids spend at the snack bar goes toward purchasing more entertainment for those long summer days. Hopper, a physical edu cation teacher at, enjoys being able to interface with the younger kids who will be making the transition from kindergarten to rst grade. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star During its recent annual commu nity baby shower the Healthy Start Coalition welcomed new and expect ant parents for an evening of infor mation and games at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. More than 15 vendors provided free information to new or expect ant parents and invited them to par ticipate in The Price is Right-style games to guess the cost of certain baby items (giving the item to the con testant who came the closest) along with a diaper changing speed contest for new and upcoming fathers. Door prizes were given away throughout the shower, including a $200 gift card to Wal-Mart. PSJ summer programs in full effect WE S LOCHER | The Star The STAC house offers sports, a playground and plenty of games for kids over the summer months. P HO T O S BY WE S LOCHER | The Star Parents of children age zero to 6 month receive free advice and information services from Healthy Start. Healthy Start holds community baby shower See SUMMER B5 See BABY B5 The Healthy Start coalition holds a free community baby shower each year to provide new and expectant parents with information and tools to succeed with their infants. Concert, parade and reworks highlight hometown Fourth By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star The schedule is set for an old-fash ioned hometown Fourth of July celebra tion in Port St. Joe. The committee charged with assem bling the pieces for a celebratory blow out has nalized the lineup for festivities on Friday, July 4. And it all starts at 6:30 p.m. ET when a parade will meander down Reid Av enue toward City Commons Park. The committee wants this to be a Fourth of July parade as they have been in the past, with the folks, young and old, big and small, who call this community home the main attraction. In particular, the children, who are encouraged to mount their bicycles or go-karts or similar mode of transpor tation to join in the celebration of our nations birth. And dont forget the red, white and blue color scheme. Each child will receive a token of ap preciation for their participation. We encourage everybody to partici pate, said Dana Boyer, a member of the event organizing committee. We will have a medal for every child who takes part. We want this to be a community event, an event that shows the spirit and patriotism of this community. Ev erybody can be a part of that kind of celebration. Those wishing to participate in the parade are encouraged to call Barbara Radcliff at the No Name Caf at 229-9277 to register. Following the parade, the festivities will continue at City Com mons Park with a ag ceremony and low country boil. The low country boil, serving up the favorites of shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes, will include a $10 dona tion cost to help fund the Fourth of July celebration. All proceeds are poured back into the celebration. This is a way to help fund the Fourth of July, Boyer said, noting the goal of the committee was to raise the entire cost of the celebration through individ ual donations. See FOUR TH B5


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To get children excited about the summer programs, the library set up a bean bag toss and allowed children to pick a duck out of a pond. The Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading programs will be Tuesdays through July 8 at 3 p.m. CT. The library also offers Wee Read story time for preschoolers at 10 a.m. CT. on Mondays. At the festival, awardwinning author Rysa Walker had a book signing and rafe, with proceeds supporting the librarys youth programs. Rysa, which is her pen name, grew up on a cattle ranch near Wewa. She is now writing the CHRONOS Files series of young adult books. The library is grateful for the support Rysa has provided to our programs. At the library booth, there was an article on display about Beverly MountDouds and her upcoming book about Wewahitchka. Beverly meets with people in the library on the rst and third Mondays of each month from 1 to 5 p.m. CT to collect information for her new book. If you would like to be interviewed by Beverly, bring your stories and photos of Historic Wewahitchka to the library during those times. For more information about the library and its programs, call 639-2419 or visit the website at SPECIAL TO T HE STAR Tyler Watson, Josh Willis, Thomas Miniat and Cole Haddock. Scouts attend National Youth Leadership training Special to The Star Four scouts from Troop 47, Tyler Watson, Josh Willis, Thomas Miniat and Cole Haddock, attended National Youth Leadership Training at Camp Osborn with South Georgia BSA Council. All four scouts did very well and Josh Willis returned home with an award for Honor Scout. The training lasted for a week and they had a great time. They have been asked to come back and work on staff next year and are looking forward to doing so. The troop now is preparing for summer camp in the north Georgia mountains. BE PREPARED TROOP 47 PORT SAINT JOE Dykes family reunion Special to The Star The Dykes family reunion, in memory of Dora and Wiley Dykes, gathered Sunday, June 8, on Cape San Blas. More than 70 family members from Nevada, Virginia, Tallahassee, Apalachicola and Port St. Joe attended. Chinch Bug management on St. Augustine Grasses Theres nothing chinchy about chinch bugs. At least, theyre not stingy when it comes to expending energy in attacking St. Augustine grass. In fact, while not signicantly injuring any oth er lawn grasses, the chinch bug ranks as Floridas most serious St. Au gustine pest. Chinch bug control often can be accomplished with minimal use of chemicals. Studies show that improper mowing and over fertilization invite chinch bug at tack, while good management practices reduce the need for pesticides. Rapid growth in combination with improper care causes St. Augustine lawns to develop ex cessive thatch, a thick, spongy mat of runners and undecomposed clippings which provide an excellent habitat for chinch bugs. St. Augustine should be mowed to a height of three to three-and-a-half inches every ve to seven days/if the lawn is not mowed often enough to avoid thatch buildup, clippings should be mowed to a height of three to threeand-a-half inches every ve to seven days. If the lawn is not mowed often enough to avoid thatch buildup, clipping should be removed with a grass catch er, or by raking, sweeping, or vacuuming the yard. If thatch reaches a serious level, it might require me chanical removal through vertical mowing or power raking. Its true that prolonged periods of drought can encourage chinch bug invasion. The key is to water enough to keep the grass healthy, but not growing excessive ly. Whenever you notice grass leaves curling or showing a bluish-gray color, water immediately, but do not water again until the lawn shows early signs of need. The type and amount of fertilizer also inuences grass growth. Growth rate and chinch bug problems can be reduced when minimum applications of slow release nitrogen are substituted for frequent doses of water soluble inor ganic nitrogen. In addition to good cultural prac tices, you may nd some valuable allies in benecial insects that prey on chinch bugs. The most prominent of these are the black big-eyed bug and pre dacious earwig. Populations of these benefactors can be en couraged by limited pesticide use. Even if you follow these suggestions chinch bugs may attack. Inspect your St. Au gustine lawn frequently for signs of damage. As they feed, chinch bugs cause yellowish to brownish patches in the grass. Such symptoms also may re sult from other factors. Its essential to identify the true cause. If you suspect chinch bugs damage, part the grass in the declining. Yel lowish areas, not dead, brown spots and look for the pests on the soil sur face. Immature chinch bugs are tiny red critters with a shite band across the back. The adults are about one-fth of an inch long-black, with white wings. If chinch bugs are found, start con trol measure promptly. Several chemi cals are effective. Some can be applied as liquids with a lawn-type hose attachment sprayer, or pressurized sprayer, there are granular products on the market that can be applied with drop-type spreaders. To avoid unnecessary environmental contamina tion and a reduction in benecial insects, early spot treatments can be applied while infesta tions are still small. Treat the off-color areas and about a 10 foot buffer zone around each. A few days lat er, check for effective control. If damage is widespread, the entire yard might have to be treated. For more information on chinch bug control contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit our website: or www. and see Publication ENY 325. ROY LEE CARTER County extension director Correctional Ofcer program at Gulf/Franklin Special to The Star A new Correctional Of cer program will be start ing 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 stu dents for employment as correctional ofcers. The program includes the basic standards courses mandat ed for certication as a cor rectional ofcer in the state of Florida. Students who graduate from this program would typically work as cor rectional ofcers within a county or state correctional facility. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the State Of cer Certication Exam for correctional ofcers. The program will be conducted using the new shorter cur riculum and will meet Mon day through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET for about three months. For more information, call Brenda Burkett at 2279670, ext. 5507, or email her at The application deadline for Pell Grants and other nancial aid is fast ap proaching, so please call today or come by the ofce located in Building B at the Gulf/Franklin Campus, 3800 Garrison Ave. in Port St. Joe to pick up your ap plication packet. Gulf/Franklin will offer culinary classes in fall Special to The Star Beginning this fall, students will have the opportunity to enroll in culinary classes at the Gulf/ Franklin campus. These courses are designed to prepare students for employment as a chefs apprentice. In addition to gaining the knowledge and skills needed to become employed as a chefs apprentice, students who complete the chefs apprentice certicate can continue their education and receive an Associate of Science degree in culinary management. The rst culinary courses offered by the Gulf/ Franklin Campus will begin Aug. 25. For additional information regarding the culinary program, call Loretta Costin at 227-9670, ext. 5503 or by email at


Special to The Star Breanna Clemmons, McKenna Waters and Jes sie West will departed last weekend for Washington, D.C., for the Rural Elec tric Youth Tour. McKenna and Breanna are rising se niors at Wewahitchka High School, and Jessie is a ris ing senior at Blountstown High School. McKenna and Jes sie are eligible to go on the trip as winners of Gulf Coast Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour Contest. Each year, the Cooperative spon sors the contest for 11th-graders whose parents or guardians are members of GCEC. Contestants are interviewed by a panel of three judges from the electric cooperative indus try, and two winners are chosen to travel on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June. Breanna won the statewide essay con test for children and grandchildren of coop erative employees and trustees. While in Washington, the students are sched uled to tour museums; Arlington National Cem etery; the Iwo Jima Monument; the U.S. Capitol area; the mall area; the Korean, Lincoln, Vietnam, FDR, Jefferson and World War II Memo rials; Mt. Vernon; and the National Cathedral. They are also slated to see the U.S. Marine Corps Sun set Parade; to attend a boat cruise and dance on the Potomac River; and are to end their trip with a visit to the Kennedy Center. A highlight of the trip will be the National Youth Day rally, where they will join about 1,500 other 11th-grade students representing electric cooperatives from all over the United States. We are proud to have McKenna and Jessie representing Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative in Washing ton and proud of Breanna for winning the essay con test. We hope that they have a wonderful time on their trip, enjoying the sights and making new friendships, GCEC man ager of marketing and communication Kristin Evans said. The Washington, D.C., Youth Tour Program has been in existence since 1957 when coops sent students to Washington, D.C., to work during the summer. By 1964, the program was catching on, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Associa tion began to coordinate the efforts of the coops. Since then, thou sands of young people have experienced this once-in-a-lifetime oppor tunity to visit our nations capital and learn about our government. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy na tional alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to members large and small. GCEC employ ees serve about 20,000 meters and 2,600 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White City, Fountain and Southport. Special to The Star Here are some of the students from the High School High Tech program at Port St Joe High School and their work coaches this year. The High School High Tech students earn the right throughout the year of having a paid summer internship with various businesses in Gulf County. There are a number of criteria that they must meet in the program dur ing the school year to have this opportunity. They are trained by the coaches at their place of employment, just like any other em ployee and are expected to work just like any other employee in the same job. We deeply appreciate the businesses in Port St Joe that participate in this pro gram and give the students so much of their personal time in training them. Fair point Communications, for example, has participated for the entire eight years that the HSHT program has been in Gulf County. For many of the students, it is their rst job expe rience and they literally learn what is expected to be a responsible employee and maintain employment. For others, it gives them a chance to explore different employment opportunities. Melissa Behee, pro gram director of the High School High Tech Program in Port St Joe, which is run by Dyslexia Research Institute, through a partial grant from The ABLE Trust and Florida Vocational Re habilitation, meets with the students and employers each week to make sure that both sides are having a great work experience. The students are given work evaluations each week and can earn a weekly bonus in additional to their hourly wage, when they have met or exceeded the require ments for doing the job, like dress code, following direc tions, on time, manners, etc., just like an employee is expected to do. The grant does not include salaries for the students for sum mer internships so that has to be raised locally each year. The Lions Club of Port St. Joe and the Ki wanis Club donated partial salaries and the Autumn Action Golf Tournament in the fall raises funds for salaries. We feel that for the students to experi ence real life work experi ence that they need to be salaried and see that the income they take home is dependent on how they perform on the job. The internship lasts for three weeks but this year at the students request over the years for more time, we have incorpo rated a chance to work an additional three weeks based on exemplary work performance and work ethics. It looks like a num ber of them are already on the way to earning the additional time. Thanks again for all the businesses participating this year. School News The Star| B3 Thursday, June 19, 2014 Real Es ta te Pi cks Best Va lues on the Forgotten Coast Th er ei sp le nt yo fr oo mw it h4 be dro om s, 4. 5b at hs 850-227-8890 /8 50-227-7770 www .coastal re al m SOLD High School High Tech students earn summer employment PHOTOS S PECIAL TO T HE S TAR Sharon Leslie, Joseph Price, Gary Skipper and Faye Dixon at Fairpoint Communications. Port St. Joe Police Chief David Barnes, Howard Townsend and Ofcer Vince Everett. Darren McDaniel and Jarkeice Davis at Dockside. John Keigans and Jacob Gentry at the Port St. Joe Marina. BREANNA CLEMMONS M c KENNA WATERS Electric Co-Op sponsoring Washington, D.C., trip for local students


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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 FAITH Thursday, June 19, 2014 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. Special to The Star Nothing is more im portant than ensuring a successful future for your child, and at Faith Chris tian School, we inspire your child to reach his or her full potential with caring, involved teachers and chal lenging curriculum. With in dividualized student plans and small class sizes, each child is given the attention he or she needs to help with individual challenges. In every setting we re inforce the same Christian values and character quali ties you teach at home. Each subject offers a Biblical worldview without compromising the validity of the topic. In this world of unlimit ed opportunities make the decision now to give your child the best education possible. Faith Christian School now is enrolling students for the upcoming school year. Visit the campus, call 229-6707, or go to www. for more information. The Lions Tale THE LIONS T ALE Help for divided families offered at Lifetree Caf Special to The Star How families experi encing conict and division can heal will be discussed at 7 p.m. CT Monday, June 23, at Lifetree Caf. The program, titled A Family Divided: Find ing Peace by Letting Go, features the lmed story of a family that struggled with an unwanted teenage pregnancy. Lifetree participants will consider lessons the family learned as they worked through their response to the pregnancy. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffee house-type setting. Questions about Life tree can be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-8065667 or lwclifetreecafe@ Mrs. Charlie Mae Mother King Mrs. Charlie Mae Mother King, 96, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014. She was born on July 26, 1917, in Bagdad, Fla. She was a faithful member of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, where served as secretary and mother of the church for many years. During her life she worked in many areas: she taught school at Washington Elementary School in the 1940s; she served as a community secretary, performing civic duties, i.e. birth certicates, income tax preparation, employment applications and as a clerk of several businesses in Port St. Joe, Fla. She retired from managing Kings Gulf Station in 1976. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 20, 2014, at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Castldera Watts and the Rev. Leon Jones ofciating. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. ET at Comforter Funeral Home and was open to the public. In lieu of owers, please donate to your favorite charity. Services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home. OBITUARY Special to The Star The First Baptist Church of Mexico Beach will host its Vacation Bible School Agency D3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. CT July 14-18. Come out and attend. Ages 4 and older welcome. Call Jocee or Kim at 648-5776 with any questions. VACA TION BIBLE SCHOOL Serving God has a price Special to The Star 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. Friday, June 20, and Tuesday, June 24. New Harvest is at 1800 State 71 in Wewahitchka. DRUMMOND FAMILY IN CONCER T Has God ever led you to speak to the lost? Knowing their con ditions, did you worry about the cost? The message of God is not popular today. Some will tell you quick to be on your way. This is where faith in God comes in, Without it, youll not do much witnessing, friend. Faith in God comes through the Son. After youre saved, your service has begun. He calls folks to big jobs and also to small. To those He calls, He equips them all. Many folks dont want to listen anymore. To talk about God, they think youre a bore. To serve God in the world in which we live, You have to be com mitted and ready to give. You need a thick skin because youll be cut down. Smile when you dont mean it, get rid of a frown. Help folks daily, read the word and pray. If you can do this, youve serving God to day. Billy Johnson


Local The Star| B5 Thursday, June 19, 2014 Port Cottages to celebrate grand opening of bay view cottages Its nice for them to see a friendly face in the school, she said. In addition to ve em ployees, seniors from Gulf County high schools can apply for paid positions over the summer months. So far this year, the STAC House topped out at 87 kids with an average of 60 per day. Hopper said that stu dents from the University of Auburn stopped by last week and spent an after noon entertaining the stu dents and playing games. Its a great place for kids, Hopper said. It gives them a place to go and stay out of trouble. The program at the Washington Recreation Center is celebrating the fourth year of its six-week summer program. This year, it will play host to more than 150 kids, ages 517, with the mission of edu cation and providing a hot meal each day. People are nding out about the program and what it has to offer, special project coordinator Johan na White said. Funded by the Jessie Ball DuPont Foundation, the CareerSource Gulf Coast and the city of Port St. Joe, kids in the program have access to science labs where they learn about marine life and a 15-station computer lab that helps reinforce math skills and allows students to stay updated on current events in the community. Kids also participate in arts and crafts and have quiet time for an hour and a half each day where they are encouraged to read. We want the students to stay current in reading and math and hopefully im prove, said Kim Bodine, executive director of Ca reerSource Gulf Coast. We want to make the camp fun but keep them academi cally current. Those students aged 4-12 are eligible for swim ming lessons at the St. Josephs Bay Golf Club, and various eld trips will be throughout the summer to the Science and Discov ery Center, Coconut Creek Family Fun Park and Ship wreck Island, all in Pana ma City. Students will also enjoy bowling and kayak ing on the bay. The kids get a chance to go on trips they nor mally couldnt, said Mary King, who is spending her fourth summer as a counselor. We make sure theyre fed and keep them structured. In addition to her staff counselors, White has 15 students from the Univer sity of Auburn on hand to host morning virtues in ad dition to keeping kids ontask and having fun, and 20 interns who help with the camp and throughout the community. Local students can apply and go through an interview process in hopes of landing a paid po sition. These students also receive on-the-job training including telephone eti quette, nances and inter viewing skills. Interns spend two hours a day learning the Micro soft Excel software and have 45 minutes dedicated to nancials to help them learn budgeting skills. We have a great group of kids, both students and interns, White said. Were giving them skills that not many kids are exposed to when theyre 16. 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Not limited to just moms, dads are also invited to attend and participate. Special to The Star Port Cottages will celebrate the avail ability of four new bay view cottages with a grand opening celebration from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET Thursday, June 19. With the addition of the bay view cottag es, a total of 10 units are now available for nightly, weekly, and monthly rental. The addition of four new cottages to meet the demand of our developing econ omy is a welcome sign that both corporate and vacation rentals are on the rise in Gulf County, said Nathan Marcotte, director of sales and marketing at Warriner-Tapper Company, which operates Port Cottages for owners Bill and Sandie Kennedy and Steve and Gena Wich. Because of the popularity of the original six cottages, opened in March 2013, larger oor plans, handicap accessibility and more upgrades were made to the new bay view units. The combined efforts by the Gulf County Tourist Development Council to build the region as a vacation destination and the Economic Development Alliances work to attract industry has made versatile dwelling instrumental to the immediate growth and prosperity of Gulf County. The addition of the new cottages will serve as a source of revenue for the TDC, as well as provide convenient accessibility to future projects involved in the development of the Port of Port St. Joe. The cottages are located at 415 Monu ment Avenue in Port St. Joe. For more infor mation call Nathan Marcotte at 229-7678. We want to make the camp fun but keep them academically current. Kim Bodine executive director of CareerSource Gulf Coast S PECIA L TO T HE S TAR Port Cottages will host a grand opening celebration tonight for their four new bay view cottages. And as many children dont fancy seafood or shrimp, there will be hot dogs off the grill for the wee ones. Tickets for the low country boil will be on sale at the No Name Caf and City Hall and also will be sold the day of the event. The band Go Big or Go Home, a 15-piece big band, will begin performing on the stage at George Core Park along the bayfront at 8:30 p.m. ET. The band will perform a set of about 60 minutes before the reworks il luminate the sky over St. Joseph Bay. As in years past, the reworks will be shot from the old paper mill site and will be visible around the bay. After the reworks, Go Big or Go Home will retake the stage for another 60-minute set be fore the nights festivities end. Except for the street dance along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. which will begin at 6 p.m. ET, doesnt really crank fully up until dark and continues until 1 a.m. Volunteers still are needed for the Home town Fourth of July and those interested are asked to contact Boyer at 227-3777. We want people to come out and be part of the fun, Boyer said. FOURTH from page B1


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No Ga rb ag e, wo od ,e tc .o nl ym et al. Dr op of fo nl y, no ta ke of f. Me ta lt he ft is ac ri me Ki rb yH ut ch ins on 85 059 108 33 JUNE 9-14 On Monday, June 9, Deputy Ken Starnes responded to the area of Evergreen Drive in Wewahitchka in reference to a theft of utilities complaint. Deputy Starnes conducted an investigation and determined a neighbor had connected a water hose to a vacant residence without permission and had been using their water for several days. The suspect in this investigation was issued a trespass warning and criminal charges are pending. On Monday, June 9, Sgt. John Murnan responded to the area of Sycamore Street in Wewahitchka in reference to a theft reported by the City of Wewahitchka. A stainless steel pump control panel valued at $9,000 was stolen from property owned by the City of Wewahitchka. This investigation is ongoing, anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce at 850-227-1115 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS (8477). On Tuesday, June 10, Deputy Ken Starnes began an investigation in reference to an individual attempting ll a drug prescription that had been altered/forged to obtain a controlled substance. Through further investigation an arrest warrant was obtained for Christy Renee Smith (34) of Port St. Joe for Acquire/ Obtain or Attempt Possession of a Controlled Substance. She was arrested on June 12 and released on a $2,500 bond. On Tuesday, June 10, Deputy Joel Oquendo responded to the area of Byrd Parker Drive in Wewahitchka in reference to a caller catching someone stealing from his parents residence. The investigation revealed Jason Thomas Carnine (32) of Kentucky had stolen a bank check from the victims residence while inside as a guest, but had not yet cashed it. The victims son inadvertently saw the bank check with his parents name when it fell on the ground while Carnine was taking something out of his pocket. He was subsequently arrested and charged with petit theft. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. On June 13, the victim dropped the charges and Carnine was released. On Wednesday June 11, Deputy Paul Williams responded to the Family Dollar Store in Wewahitchka in reference to a shoplifting investigation. On June 10, Family Dollar Store employees witnessed an individual shoplift, and as the suspect left the store obtained the vehicle registration. Through the vehicle registration and video from the store security cameras, Deputy Williams positively identied the suspect. The Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce is awaiting an arrest warrant to be issued. On Wednesday, June 11, Lt. Tim Wood arrested James Anthony Turman (19) of St. Joe Beach on an active warrant for Violation of Probation. Investigator Larry Dickey had recently conducted an investigation involving Turman where he was arrested for burglary of a conveyance. At the time of that arrest, Turman was already on probation for a separate Burglary, Grand Theft and Giving False Information to a Pawn Broker. He is currently being held in the Gulf County Detention Facility without bond. On Wednesday, June 11, Deputy Shane Ferrell responded to the Highland View area in reference to a domestic disturbance. During Deputy Ferrells investigation, the parties involved were checked for outstanding warrants. It was discovered one party involved, Janel Nicole Barefoot (26) of Highland View was wanted by the Bay County Sheriffs Ofce for Violation of Probation for an Escape Charge. Barefoot was arrested and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. She has been extradited back to Bay County. On Thursday June 12, Deputy Brian Smith responded to an area at Cape San Blas in reference to the theft of a bicycle. The bicycle is described as a mens Trek Navigator 20, black and silver in color, valued at $500. This investigation is ongoing, anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce at 850-227-1115 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS (8477). On Friday, June 13, Sgt. Jerome Williams responded to the area of Howard Creek in reference to a residential burglary. During the burglary, there was property taken from inside the residence as well as several shing rods that were outside the residence. This investigation is ongoing, anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce at 850-227-1115 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS (8477). On Friday, June 13, just before mid-night, Sgt. Jerome Williams responded to the 8000 block of U.S. 98 in St. Joe Beach in reference to a young white male exposing his sexual organs at two females between the ages of 12 and 13. The two females were tourist and could not identify the suspect but provided a description as follows: White male, approximately 20 years of age, approximately six feet tall, beard, long hair-line, unknown tattoo on one of his legs. This investigation is ongoing, anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce at 850-227-1115 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477). 3 On Saturday, June 14, during the early morning hours, Sgt. Jerome Williams conducted a trafc on a 2003 silver Volkswagen driven by Kimberly Ann Clarkson (31) of Port St. Joe for running a stop sign at the intersection of U.S. 98 and Sea Shores Drive. During the trafc stop Sgt. Jerome Williams detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. K-9 Marco was deployed and gave a positive alert for illegal drugs inside the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a bag of less than twenty grams of marijuana in the glove compartment. Clarkson was placed under arrest and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where she was conditionally released at rst appearance. On Saturday, June 14, Deputy Ken Starnes responded to the Indian Pass Campground Ofce in reference to a commercial burglary. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken during the burglary. This investigation is ongoing, anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce at 850-227-1115 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS (8477). On Saturday, June 14, Deputy Joel Oquendo was patrolling the area of Wewahitchka when he observed a suspicious vehicle backed up to a tractor trailer on private property. Due to recent thefts in the area Deputy Oquendo contacted the property owner to verify if anyone was authorized to be on their property. The property owner advised Deputy Oquendo he had not authorized anyone to be on the property. Based on this information, Deputy Oquendo made contact with the occupants of the suspicious vehicle. The occupants were identied as Anthony Thomas Hysmith (31), and Eugene Phillip Allen (27), both of Wewahitchka. Through further investigation Deputy Oquendo discovered Hysmith and Allen had just stolen property valued at $1,240 from the property owner. The stolen property was recovered and returned to the owner. Hysmith and Allen were arrested and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. Both were charged with Trespassing and Grand Theft and are being held on a $7,000 bond. On Saturday, June 14, Sgt. Jerome Williams and Deputy Brian Smith responded to the Money Bayou area in reference to a domestic disturbance. Before deputies arriving on scene, the suspect ed the area on foot. Gulf Correctional Institute (Gulf C.I.) K-9 unit responded to the scene to assist in searching for the suspect. The Gulf C.I. K-9 unit deployed their tracking dogs and began searching. Through further investigation Christopher James Long (46) of Port St. Joe was tracked to a wooded area near his residence. He was found hiding in a swamp area and subsequently arrested and charged with Domestic Battery. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where he was conditionally released at rst appearance. On Sunday, June 15, Deputy George Desrosier arrested Michael Ray Whiteld (40) of Wewahitchka on a Violation of Probation warrant at his residence. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where he is being held on a $635 bond. On Sunday, June 15, Sgt. Jerome Williams conducted a trafc stop on a 2001 Toyota in the area of U.S. 98 and Depot Creek for unlawful speed. Sgt. Williams made contact with the driver, who instead of providing the deputy with a drivers license, he gave him a Tarrant County, Texas inmate identication card. The driver was identied as, Christopher David McKeehan (45) of Texas. A driver license check revealed McKeehan was operating a motor vehicle with no valid driver license. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where he was issued trafc citations for unlawful speed 80 mph in a post 60 mph zone, and No Valid D/L. McKeehan was released on a $500.00 bond. From June 9-15 the GCSO logged the following department activity: Security/ Zone Checks, 250; Trafc Stop, 30; Civil Paper Service, 15; Request for Security Checks, 3; Field Contact, 34; Information, 14; Theft/Shoplifting, 9; Abandoned Vehicle, 1; Reckless Driver, 5; Suspicious Vehicle, 1; Citizens Assist, 0; Disabled Motor Vehicle, 2; Domestic Disturbance, 17; Escort, 1; Prowler/Trespass, 2; Sexual Offender Address Verication, 4; Street Obstruction, 0; Suspicious Activity, 2; Suspicious Person, 0; Trafc Accident, 4; Warrant Arrest, 4; Welfare Check, 0; Alarm, 10; Animal Call, 21; Physical Disturbance, 2; Disturbance, 2; Mentally Ill, 1; Harassing Phone Calls, 0; Assault, 0; Burglary, 3; Contact Message, 0; Noise Disturbance, 1; Hit & Run, 0; Lost Personal Items, 0; Prisoner Transport, 2; Recovered Property, 0; Death Investigation, 0. GCSO Law Enforcement SUMMARY GULF COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE


CLASSIFIEDSThursday, June 19, 2014 The Star | B7 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 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: And Phone: (561)655-54444 Fax: (561) 832-8987 June 12, 19, 2014 95220S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 23-2008-CA-000274 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, DARRELL HAMANN; PATRICIA HAMANN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 3, 2014, and entered in Case No. 23-2008-CA000274, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is Plaintiff and DARRELL HAMANN; PATRICIA HAMANN; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE, at 1000, CECIL G. COSTIN BOULEVARD, PORT ST. JOE in GULF County, FLORIDA 32456, at 11:00 A.M. ET, on the 10th day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT A ROD AND CAP MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 15, BLOCK “4”, OF CORRECTIVE RE-PLAT OF CAPE SAN BLAS SHORES SUBDIVISION, UNIT NUMBER 1, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 50, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO BEING A POINT LYING ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NUMBER 30-E; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY, NORTH 18 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 52.63 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID PUNT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY NORTH 18 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 53.08 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 105.71 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 18 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST 52.87 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST 105.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A 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 6th day of June, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk This Notice is Provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the 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, Florida 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least (7) seven 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. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: (954) 382-3486 Fax: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahane File No.: 12-08590 STM June 19, 26, 2014 95222S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010CA-000154CAXXXX DIVISION: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CLINTON T. MCCAHILL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 3rd, 2014, and entered in Case No. 23-2010CA-000154CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Clinton T. McCahill, Citibank N.A., f/k/a Citibank, Federal Savings Bank, are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET, the 13th day of November, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 15 AND 17, BLOCK 31, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 305 6TH STREET, MEXICO BEACH, FL 324561934 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 7th day of June, 2014. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 fax eService: servealaw@ MA-10-62969 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 this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. June 19, 26, 2014 95228S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 13000105CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENOR, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JACKSON D. JAMISON A/K/A JACKSON DONALD JAMISON, DECEASED, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENOR, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JACKSON D. JAMISON A/K/A JACKSON DONALD JAMISON, DECEASED 1406 LONG AVENUE PORT ST JOE, FL 32456 1406 LONG AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 OVIDIO ZENTINO AVILA A/K/A OVIDIO ZENETO AVILA 1406 LONG AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENOR, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF PATRICIA L. JAMISON A/K/A PATRICIA LOUISE JAMISON A/K/A PATRICIA WRIGHT, DECEASED JAMES OWEN JAMISON SR. 1406 LONG AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 JAMES OVVEN JAMISON SR. 450 FOXCHASE DR WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 6052 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Gulf County, Florida: LOT 6, BLOCK 65, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL MAP #12 OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 2022, SAID MAP SHOWING SAID LOT TO BE LYING IN AND A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 and the file original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, in the STAR on or before July 14, 2014; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 4th day of June, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the


B8| The Star Thursday, June 19, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS DIRECTOR; MILITARY & VETERAN SERVICESThe primary function of this position are to direct & oversee the Department of Military & Veteran Services by planning & providing support that enhances the educational opportunities of active duty military personnel, veterans of military service & military/veteran family members. Incumbent will act as a College liaison to Sta, Faculty, Students, Military, other Colleges & Universities, appropriate community organizations, local, state, regional, & national veteran organizations. Minimum Qualications: Masters degree in counseling, education, or other related eld required; 2 or more years experience in Management or Supervisory-level position within an education setting is preferred; experience working in military environment & familiarity with military operations is preferred.Salary Range Starts At: $52,020.00Deadline to apply: 06/30/2014Applicants 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.eduAdditional info: Gulf 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.1129168 4518274 Preschool / VPK Teachers North Florida Child Development is seeking full-time Preschool and VPK teachers for our Centers located in Blountstown, Wewahitchka, and Port St. Joe. This position will provide daily curriculum to children ages 3-5 years old. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in early child development/education or related eld and two years of experience. Infant & Toddler Teachers North Florida Child Development is seeking full time Infant & Toddler Teachers for our Centers located in Blountstown, Wewahitchka, and Port St. Joe. This position will provide daily curriculum to children ages 0-3 years old. Must have an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or a FCCPC (CDA) with experience. Substitute Teachers NFCD is seeking qualied applicants for Substitute Teacher positions at our centers in Blountstown, Port St. Joe, and Wewahitchka. Requirements include a High School Diploma. NFCD offers an attractive benet package (health, dental, life, disability, sick leave, 401k, etc.)Contact: For detailed information view careers at Send resumes to Sebrina McGill at Fax (850) 639-6167.DFWP/M-F/7-5/EOE JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS 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 AUCTION SCHEDULE Detailed Information 800.479.1763 johndixon.com400Residential€Commercial€Industrial€Land*ABSOLUTE AUCTION* Only 48 Properties Selling with Reserve Featuring 73 Offerings in FloridaLive and Online Auction Tuesday, June 24, 11:00 am EDTSale Site: Hilton Garden Inn, North Tampa 13305 Tampa Oaks Blvd, Temple Terrace, FLAL€AR€FL€GA€IN€LA€MO€MS€NC€SCGAL:2034,FL:AB-1488,AL:1481,NC:6397,SC:002815R,AK:ThomasJ.Tarpley,ARAULic#1536,MS:JoeBilbro,Lic.MSR.E.BrokerThomasJ.Tarpley,MSAULic#565,LA:ThomasJ.Tarpley,LAAULic#1071€10%BuyersPremiumBank-Owned Properties & Other Secured Parties in 180 OfferingsLive&OnlineinTampa,FL€June24€73OfferingsinFL OnlineOnly€June20-25€31OfferingsinAL,AR,IN,LA,MO&MS OnlineOnly€June20-25€24OfferingsinSC Live&OnlineinAtlanta,GA€June26€57OfferingsinGA&NC1131449 4 5 10161 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 Court’s disability coordinator at ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402, 850-747-5338. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800)955-8771 via Florida Relay System. June 19, 26, 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: 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 95244S 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 Grievson’s Family Hair Care located at 326 E. Henry Avenue, 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 10th day of June, 2014. Tonya Grievson June 19, 2014 95314S PUBLIC NOTICE The Gulf Coast Workforce Board, d/b/a CareerSource Gulf Coast is seeking Public Comment on a proposed extension of Permission to Provide Direct Services, as required by the Workforce Investment Act and Florida Statute. A copy of the Local Workforce Services Plan and Permission to Provide Direct Services are available at the Board office; please call 850913-3285 to arrange to see the plan or you may request the plan electronically from dwilliams@r4careersourcegc.c om. All comments must be submitted in writing within 10 days of this posting. Pub: June 19, 2014 98242S NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Indian Pass Raw Bar at 8391 C-30A, Port St. Joe, County of Gulf, State of Florida, intends to register this fictitious name with the State of Florida Secretary of State. INDIAN PASS SEAFOOD COMPANY, INCORPORATED By:/s/ Betty L. McNeill Betty L. McNeill, President June 19, 2014 99223S 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 99245S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 14-17-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNA SHOAF VAUGHAN Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of ANNA SHOAF VAUGHAN, deceased, whose date of death was March 28, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 19, 2014. Personal Representative: Stuart L. Shoaf P.O. Box 772 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tel: (850)-227-1159 email: ccostin@ June 19, 26, 2014 99249S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-0254CA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE OF THE HARBORVIEW 2006-12 TRUST FUND Plaintiff, vs. JANNA NEAL BUSH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JANNA NEAL BUSH; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned, Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, will on the 10th day of July, 2014, at 11:00 o’clock A.M., EST, at Gulf County Clerk’s Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, in accordance with Chapter 45, F.S., offer for sale and sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Gulf County, Florida, to wit: LOTS FIVE (5), SIX (6), EIGHT (8), AND THAT PART OF LOT SEVEN (7) BLOCK 4, YON’S ADDITION TO BEACON HILL DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7 FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE BOUNDARY LINE DIVIDING PONCE DE LEON STREET AND LOT 7 FOR A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET; THENCE TURN 90 DEGREES RIGHT AND RUN A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE TURN 90 DEGREES RIGHT AND RUN A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET; THENCE TURN 90 DEGREES RIGHT AND RUN A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL OF THE ABOVE LYING AND BEING IN BLOCK 4, YON’S ADDITION TO BEACH HILL, ACCORDING TO AN OFFICIAL MAP OR PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 7672 Highway 98, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style and case number of which is set forth above. 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) 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. WITNESS my hand and official seal of this Honorable Court, this 7th day of June, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, FL By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk June 19, 26, 2014 99279S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 14-32-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF DESSIE L. BELL Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of DESSIE L. BELL, deceased, whose date of death was February 12, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 19, 2014. Personal Representative: Barbara J. 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