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The two-day event consisting of fun, food, shopping, live music and scallop worship kicks off at 5 p.m. ET Friday when the gates swing open at George Core Park. More than 70 vendors will ll the area to sell home goods like paintings, photography, furniture, jewelry and art while food vendors, including a handful of local eateries, will serve up summer favorites and of course the omnipresent scallop in stews, gumbos, tacos or just fried up and ready to eat. While attendees will enjoy a day of fun, Pickett and Grif th will celebrate their own accomplishment of organizing another successful festival. Everything is better this year, Grif th said. Once you plan the event for the rst time, you sort of have a handle on it. We know what to expect this time. Grif th holds a bachelors degree in event planning and runs the local business Events by Chellsey. She lent her expertise to the Chamber hoping to make the 2014 event bigger and better than last years. This year it seemed, diversity was the name of the game. Grif th said this year, extra special attention was put toward accepting unique vendors that would offer attendees a wide range of products and food. Grif th said she was slammed with vendor requests, which gave her the option to be a bit pickier. We want everyone to be pro table, Grif th said. We dont need ve lemonade stands. Food vendor spots for the festival sold out three months ago, and craft vendors lled up by the end of August. There was one wildcard Grif th and Pickett didnt expect, which required exibility and quick thinking: the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. While the structures new location in George Core Park changed the footprint of the festival layout, the planners worked a new design that will still accommodate all vendors who signed up to participate. Climbs of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, which the St. Joseph Historical Society will open Friday morning, will be offered at the festival. (See related article above.) Grif th said smarter decisions were made when it came to the marketing of the event regionally, targeting those areas where folks would realistically make the trek to spend a day in Port St. Joe and the surrounding area through online word-of-mouth, posters and radio spots. Another big idea was to incorporate the citys business district. If Grif n couldnt bring the shops to the festival, she could take the attendees to the shop. A trolley, donated by BlueWater Outriggers, will shuttle event attendees to and from Reid Avenues downtown business district, keeping local merchants involved in the festival and encouraging visitors to see everything the city has to offer. Im most excited about the trolley, Grif th said. Its going to help our retail businesses so much. For those who want to enjoy the festivities from The VIP tent, it will be open on Saturday only and will feature catering and a full bar. Seating for those who want to enjoy live music will be spread throughout the park along with beer trailers and air-conditioned restrooms. Friday evening, live music will be provided by Dredd Clampitt from the Santa Rosa Beach area while on Saturday, the music kicks off at noon when local Christian rock band Thirty Three takes the stage. The group will produce its rst live album at the concert so the more crowd noise, the better. Later that evening, Tallahassees Tobacco Road will warm up the crowd for the headlining act, country music star Joe Dif e. We have awesome entertainment planned, and theres something for everyone, Grif th said. Every aspect has been improved since last year. At 4 p.m. ET Saturday, the volunteer guild at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will hold the annual duck derby. The fundraiser welcomes attendees to adopt as many rubber ducks as theyd The Cape San Blas Lighthouse will open in its new home at George Core Park on Friday morning. COURTESY OF DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COM Opinion ........................... A4-A5 Letters to the Editor ............. A5 Outdoors ............................... A6 Sports ..................................... A7 School News ........................... B3 Faith ........................................ B4 Obituaries ............................... B4 Classi eds ...................... B9-B11 Thursday, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 YEAR 76, NUMBER 48 Lighthouse will open Friday By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com As if scallops and music werent enough for weekend festivities. The Cape San Blas Lighthouse will open again at 10 a.m. ET Friday in time for the Florida Scallop and Music Festival this weekend. The opening will be soft with a more formal ceremony to be held at a later date. But it will be an opening with the tower accessible for climbs Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET each weekend. The hours are likely to be extended to 7 p.m. ET during the Scallop and Music Festival. The opening will come on an oddly signi cant date. The St. Joseph Historical Society was forced to close the lighthouse and gift shop because of erosion of the shore surrounding the site on Cape San Blas Oct. 12, 2012. The Historical Society, which entered into a lease agreement with the city of Port St. Joe to operate and maintain the lighthouse and grounds at George Core Park, will be reopening the lighthouse Sept. 12, 2014, exactly 23 months to the date later. It has happened quicker than some expected but slower than some had hoped, said Charlotte Pierce with the St. Joseph Historical Society. The cost of a climb stairs lead from the ground to a spiral staircase within the tower that takes climbers to the platform around the lantern room will Bed tax revenue surges in July By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Temperatures were hot in July, and so was bed tax revenue. Revenue in July jumped 22 percent over the same month last year and pushed year-todate revenue more than 10 percent above last year. (The numbers) were beyond where I thought wed be, said Gulf County Tourist Development Council executive director Jennifer Jenkins. July followed a bristling May, which saw revenue jump 33 percent compared to the same month last year, and a June during which the numbers tilted a bit down but with silver lining. There was one less June weekend than in 2013. In addition, last June, the Gulf County Tax Collectors Of ce was still allowing some bed tax collectors to report on a quarterly basis, with those quarterly submissions due in June. At the request of the TDC, that practice has been replaced by a uniform and for marketing purposes more accurate monthly reporting system. Even given those two factors that depressed June numbers, bed tax collections were only off $6,000 and change. Commission siphons gas tax out of budget By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com After hearing comments echoing those made two weeks ago, the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday took action that mirrored that taken a year ago. Commissioners for the second consecutive year voted down a proposal to raise the local option gas tax by 5 cents. The proposal, just like last year, had thus far survived through the budget process that began the nal stretch on Wednesday with the rst of two public hearings on the 2014-2015 budget. Last year, the proposal remained alive until being voted down shortly before the rst public budget hearing. And after coming this far this year, the ordinance that would implement the additional gas tax if a super-majority of four of the ve commissioners approved it failed to muster Music & & & mollusks See SCALLOP A8 See BED TAX A8 See GAS TAX A8 See LIGHTHOUSE A8 FILE PHOTOS The Florida Scallop and Music Festival will be Friday and Saturday and will feature arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, a kids zone, music and more. INSIDE TODAY: Scallop Festival tab For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com 50
Local A2 | The Star Thursday, September 11, 2014 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star firstname.lastname@example.org m The hunt for quality water begins. During the Mexico Beach city councils regular meeting Tuesday, councilmembers voted to begin phase one of a project to explore an alternate water supply for the city. Costs for the $102,550 project will be covered by an appropriations grant with zero cost to the city. Mexico Beach is currently tied into Bay County for water service but the grant was awarded for an emergency water source. During the rst phase Preble-Rish Engineers will install a series of test wells in an area north of Mexico Beach to conduct geophysical monitoring and water quality tests from several aquifers. If quality water is found, the cost to the city will be $1.6 million for drilling and running the water to the city which can be covered by funds received earlier in the year from Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA). If the test well doesnt nd quality water, there will be no additional cost to the city. Preble-Rish representative Elizabeth Moore told the council that nding a source that doesnt require blending or heavy treatments is the best option the city can hope for. Phase one is expected to take six months to complete. STORM WATER MASTER PLAN The council also voted to accept Preble-Rishs proposal for a storm water assessment of the city that will identify critical ood areas and attempt to identify future problems. Surveys will be completed and a storm water model will be designed, a solution for problem areas can be presented. The cost for the project is $18,950 and though the surveys will not provide construction-ready improvements, it will show a prioritized list of conceptual projects for future design. Its a small price to get it right, said Councilwoman Tanya Castro. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star email@example.com m Citizens of Mexico Beach will decide the future of city hall. At a special meeting Monday the City Council voted to create a citizens advisory group to help determine the direction of a new city hall project. The decision comes hot off the heels of a three-year insurance battle over the historic Parker House property that began after the building caught re in 2011 just days after being purchased by the city. A settlement was reached that totaled $834,000 over three years, but design fees for a new city hall paired with rent costs on a temporary building for employees left the city with just under $650,000 for use for the project. At its August regular meeting the council voted to cancel the existing agreement with Cathey Construction. During a special meeting held last week, Councilwoman Mary Blackburn suggested putting together a citizens advisory group to speak with their neighbors and help identify what the community needed and wanted to do with the insurance settlement monies. Councilwoman Tanya Castro took the idea to vote where it died with Councilman Jack Mullen, Councilman Jeff Tendler and Mayor Al Cathey dissenting. On Monday Tendler opened the meeting by saying that due to a surgical procedure a few days prior to the vote he didnt completely understand what he was voting on and wanted to revisit enlisting citizens. A revote on the citizens advisory group passed 4-1. Mullen, who had originally said no to the idea, preferring that all city hall related decisions remain with the council, changed his mind. Everyone here is on the citizens board, Mullen told the audience. They seem to think its a good idea, so lets give it a shot. Cathey was the only member of the council to oppose the idea and said he believed that the decisions should be made at the table and presented to citizens for input. Each councilmember will appoint a citizen to the advisory group and two alternates will be chosen. Councilmembers will not be part of the group though meetings will be held to the Sunshine Laws with the group expected to keep meeting minutes. Each member of the council presented ideas on what could be done with both the insurance money and the Parker House property, which now sits vacant along U.S. Highway 98. The most popular suggestion was to erect a special events pavilion on the Parker House property that could be utilized for weddings and receptions and be a safer location for annual events since the city has outgrown many of its parks. Even with the Parker House gone, councilmembers kept in mind the signi cance of the structure. Theres a historical value to the Parker House property, Castro said. We should preserve the history of Mexico Beach. We dont really have a lot. Blackburn supported the idea but reminded the council that soil borings previously conducted on the property showed the grounds to be made up of mostly dredging spoils. Castro and Tendler supported the idea of adding of ce space to the second oor of the Public Works building where city employees are currently located and adding room for storage of the city archives. This project offers us the opportunity to solve multiple problems with one project, Castro said. There are a lot of ef ciencies with city hall being located (in the Public Works building). Having everyone in the same place is important. Cathey said he liked the idea of an area that could host special events but wanted to move city employees out of the Public Works building. I think we need to spend our time and energy giving the city a city hall that theyll be very proud of, Cathey said. The Parker House property is beautiful, its in the middle of town and it would be a shame not to explore a city hall and special events building. The council batted around other ideas including adding a portable of ce for city employees to the Public Works property or renovating the Civic Center to function as city hall, leaving a large amount of funds left over for community improvement projects. Mullen said that over the past three years the council had made plans for a new city hall and received no objections and while he felt the council should stick to the plan it laid out, he wanted citizens to be able to look at the result and be proud of what the council decides to build. Whatever we build doesnt have to be grandiose, Blackburn said. We dont have to rush. The city staff is housed in a building and functioning ne. We have to take the opportunity and time to really do it right the rst time. The council will schedule a special meeting to vote on member approval for the citizens advisory group and at the councils next workshop at the end of the month it will lay out a charter and guidelines for those appointed to the board. 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Local The Star| A3 Thursday, September 11, 2014 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star firstname.lastname@example.org m County taxpayers will see a little lighter school tax bill this coming year. The Gulf County School Board on Tuesday approved a nal budget that will include a slight decrease in taxes, the rst downward tilt in nearly a decade. The nal 2014-2015 budget includes a drop in the overall millage rate including the voter-approved one mill operating levy from 7.063 to 6.938, a drop of just under 2 percent. A mill is equal to $1 for every $1,000 of assessed taxable property. The millage is below the rollback rate, that millage which would bring in the same level of revenue as currently. We came in under the rollback rate so we cut taxes, said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. The school board is cutting ad valorem taxes. The biggest drop came in the required local effort (RLE) millage, which fell by 5.44 percent. School district budgets are unlike any other in that the board members have little to no say over the major components of the funding formula. As with the other two major components of a school district budget, the RLE, the largest portion representing what the district must collect locally to access state funding, is established each spring by the Florida Legislature. We must levy that to receive any state or federal dollars, said nancial of cer Sissy Worley. In the end the required local effort came down more than we expected. This years RLE is a double-edged sword, reecting the rst uptick in county property values in seven years but also the decade-long trend in declining enrollment. Discretionary funding, that money allowed the district to sustain day-today operations primarily workforce salaries and bene ts remained the same. An adjustment based on changes to prior year property tax collections also remained the same. In the one component over which the School Board actually has a voice, capital outlay, or bricks and mortar, the small increase in property values this year allowed the board to take nudge that millage to address pressing concerns, particularly beginning the process of churning an aging bus eet. This year the board moved the capital outlay millage (LCI) to over half a mill .576 for the rst time in at least seven years. The major reason was the need to spend $292,000 on two new school buses to get the district back on a rotation of replacing school buses which the district has not done in nearly a decade. The current bus eet averages 11-12 years of age, said transportation director Greg Lay eld. The district also proposed to spend $115,000 in new lighting for Shark Stadium in Port St. Joe. The balance of the LCI funds will go to annual upkeep and maintenance costs as Worley noted that in lieu of assessing the maximum capital outlay millage under law 1.50 mills the board has kept the component down to mitigate the one mill operational levy which has been twice approved by voters. The voters have really helped the school system, Worley said. We still have one of the lowest, if not the lowest, (LCI) millage rates in the state. HIGHLAND VIEW PROPERTY The School Board has called a special meeting for Tuesday to consider options on the old Highland View Elementary School site. The board has twice put out requests for proposals to sell the property and the latest advertisement of just over a month ago has garnered two bids. Norton said he and board attorney Charles Costin had been negotiating a nal price with the high bidder Norton did not divulge gures but said the negotiated price is north of the bid to present to board members for a decision. In its advertisements of the property, the board has asked for $1 million. The most recent appraisal estimated the market price between $500,000 and $700,000. The board has declared the property, which has been vacant since North Florida Child Development moved its Head Start and Early Head Start to its new school roughly three years ago, as surplus. 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Sm ar tL en se s SM Can pr oduce clear vision without glasses, at all distances Boar dC er tified and Catar act Sur ge on Boar dC er tified and Catar act Sur ge on 11 09456 Coupon Expir es: 9/30/14 CODE: SJ00 HONORING RETIREES Following Tuesdays budget hearing district of cials, family and friends toasted three long-time educators who have retired as of this fall during a dinner at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. All three will be remembered long after their departure from the district as the School Board has chosen to honor all three by naming several learning areas in the district in tribute. George Cox will step down in November as a member of the School Board after three terms and 50 years with the district as an educator, sponsor, volunteer well, pick the hat, Cox has likely worn it as some point. In his honor and in tribute to his long tenure as a business education teacher the district will name a wing of Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School the George Cox Business Education Suite. Deborah Crosby, the districts former Director of Special Services, stepped down at the end of last month after more than 40 years with the district as an educator and administrator. Critical in advancing the district in the education of at-risk and physicallyor mentally-challenged students, Crosbys name will adorn the Deborah Crosby Bridges Lifelong Learning Center at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. The Bridges program was created and nourished under Crosbys guidance and leadership. Sara Joe Wooten, who is retiring after more than 41 years as an educator and administrator, completed her tenure as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction at the end of last month. Wootens grant work brought millions of dollars into the district for upgrades in curriculum and technology and she helped lead the district into an era of raised standards in curriculum and testing. Much of the districts advancements in technology and enhancement in dual-enrolled courses through that technology is a product of Wootens work. The building that housed her of ce in the district complex will now be known as the Sara Joe Wooten Of ce of Instructional Services. During Tuesdays dinner photos of the plaques that will be mounted to honor all three were displayed. Tim Croft School taxes will decrease slightly Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR
OPINION www.starfl.com Thursday, September 11, 2014 A Section I want my own television network. They gave food a network. Animals have their own channel. Race cars, tennis, weather and cartoons all have personal networks. The latest to jump into the television fray is a football conference for goodness sakes! Ive seen so much Bo Jackson, Hershel Walker and Steve Spurrier on the SEC Network in the past two weeks that I feel like we all grew up together! Listen, if something as boring and mundane as people getting married can have their own channel, folks in the television business ought to be looking me up! Ive got stories that I havent told anybody yet. The ght down at the Rainbow Room the night Jerry Lee Lewis didnt show up between Pinkie Hughes and Big Tom Crawley would beat the stuf ngs out of some lady in a white dress walking down an aisle. I dont care if the matron of honor was secretly in love with the groom. I dont care who all was fawning over the brides dress. I dont care how many broken hearts she left crying in the chapel. Come to think of it, Pinkie near bout broke Big Toms heart. I mean, literally. He hit Tom so hard in the chest blood spurted out of his nose. We thought it had killed him for sure. Ole Tom laid over by the record machine for a full minute or so. Mr. Tosh was calling the coroner when Tom jumped up and attacked Pinkie from behind with a glass bottle. Im telling you, it beat going to a wedding all to Dixie and back! If people will watch a man up in Kentucky capture a raccoon in an old attic with nothing but a stick and a tow sack, they ought to go wild over the Hughes/Crawley ght. You talk about reality! Arnold Schwarzenegger, if I could sign him up, looks an awful lot like Big Tom. Pinkie was so ugly we would need a Jack Elam look-alike for his part. Ive got to alert Nike and Toyota as to the viability of this project. They will sponsor about anything that gets a swoosh and a Camry on the airways. People would tune in to watch Leon jump off the bridge over the Tennessee River down near Paris Landing. We may have a little trouble lming this one. Leon is probably too old to make that leap now, and I dont think there is anyone else in the world foolish enough to try it. Theres no way Id use trick photography or computer generated scenes on my network ... unless, of course, Toyota paid me a little extra. Me asking Billie Jean out for a date would make a great miniseries. It took me about that long to get up the nerve to call her. Of course, after a few movies and a ride out to the dairy bar I realized my mistake. But I couldnt gure out a way to un-date her! She picked out my cologne. And she expected me to wear those Madras shirts and pegged Levis. She liked dancing over baseball; Lauren Bacall over Paul Newman; Booker T and the MGs over George Jones. I was caught in a trap. It was like that Bachelorette show in reverse! Surely that story would beat iceroad racing in Alaska! First day I go to college a guy jumps out of a second oor window at Gailor Hall. I saw him all the way down. Id heard about hazing and fraternity stunts but this was ridiculous. But you talk about great television! John Stewart turned to me and said, I wish we had that on tape. Dang, I should have bought a video camera and a boom mike that very day! If I had we could have captured Bill Johnson running over me at football practice. Wed need the camera because words cant describe that collision! He stomped on my foot, ankle, shin bone, groin, stomach, chest, neck... Lets make one thing perfectly clear, if we choose this scene on our new television station, I aint playing myself in the re-shoot! The late night preacher on this network will not have a toothy grin and promise if you send in your money, all your life problems will be solved. Well get one of those oldtime Baptist from West Tennessee, wholl tell you if you dont live right you are going to burn! He will also preach the ups and downs of the Christian walk. I would love to have my own news show. I would broadcast live from Albany, Georgia. And Muncie, Indiana. And Greenwood, Mississippi. Id ask ordinary folks how their day was going. Wed talk hog raising, high school football and church bazaars. Id asked about their wants and needs. Id have kids come out and tell us what was on their minds. Id nd happy people with happy stories to tell. The Middle East, Ukraine, politics, hieroglyphics and drug deals gone bad would be off limits on our news broadcasts. Of course, that kind of network is doomed before it starts. Not enough violence. Or sex. Or high tech polygraphics. Besides, TV today wants the big ending. Ive always been sorely lacking in that Respectfully, Kes My golf game just keeps getting better. As of this last weekend, I would have to say that my game has progressed from Terrible to Really Bad. The friend I play with is in about the same boat, so we have a good time bailing water and looking for balls. We have been known to throw a few balls and to use an interesting set of rules to keep from getting sand in our shoes, poison ivy, ticks, bitten by snakes and making decisions as to where we think God wanted our ball to be. Our game is getting better, not necessarily because of the rules, but we have actually gotten better; honestly, we had nowhere else to go but up. Over Labor Day weekend, we had the opportunity to play nine holes that is about our limit. We dont consider ourselves old; we are just careful. Afterwards, I went over to my friends house to sit on his back porch for a while. The back porch sitting with my friend and his Beagle, Wally is an opportunity to x all the worlds problems. Sometimes I feel that my friend uses this time for Debate Team Practice, because whatever I have an opinion about or leaning toward, he chooses the opposite side. Maybe that is why we get along so well we balance each other out. On this afternoon, he did barter his way on to the handles of my casket, should I go rst. I know that is a morbid thought, but I like to discuss it with my friends. I told him that at present, he would have to take a middle spot, which he seemed ok with (he doesnt realize the front and back spots are the best). We then studied the grass in his backyard from the comfort of our chairs on his deck. We contemplated that the grass was dying and my friend corrected himself, noting, Its just going dormant. Dead or Dormant theres a big difference. My friend wanted me to listen to a song by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. I agreed with the stipulation that he listen to my ramblings about how people can go dormant. As most folks know, dormancy is a period where growth, development and activity stop and take a rest to conserve energy. I explained to my friend that dormancy is related to environmental conditions as grass starts to turn brown and hide in the fall. My friend seemed be just half-listening to my explanation. He was more concerned with my hearing the Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash song, which he could not nd on his music playing device (there were no teenagers around to show us how to operate it). I kept ponti cating, noting that there were two main types of dormancy Predictive and Consequential. I was starting to believe that I knew what I was talking about, so I continued. With predictive dormancy, you hide before the bad weather shows its face. With consequential dormancy, you hide after the bad weather hits you in the face. In other words, say your wife goes shopping and brings back 20 pairs of shoes. You could choose the predictive route and leave before she walks in the door with the shoes or you could choose the consequential route and go hide in the garage when she comes back. My buddy muttered something to the effect of, She would just follow me to the garage. Then he proceeded to tell me how clean his garage windows were. He had found the Dylan and Cash song It was interesting, not as interesting as my theory on the Dormancy of Middle-aged Men and People in General. He was not interested in coauthoring a paper with me. Friend dont have to agree, they just need to enjoy each others differences and listen to them (and their music) every once in a while (preferably on the back porch with a Beagle). Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Editor: Tim Croft SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, its been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel poster featuring a crumbling U.S. Capitol with the tagline, See America: Land of Decay and Dysfunction. Americans are clearly uneasy. I know it anecdotally, because at virtually every public gathering Ive addressed over the last few months someone has spoken up with his or her worry that our nation is in decline. And the polls bear it out. In June, a Washington Post article, Is the American Dream Dead? noted a string of polls showing majorities of Americans believe their children will be worse off than they were. By early August, an NBC-Wall St. Journal poll was reporting that a full three-quarters of those surveyed lacked con dence that the next generation would be better off the most pessimistic results in the history of the poll. Regardless of income, ethnicity, religion, or gender, Americans dont think much of our future. This is a ground-shaking turnabout. Since well before I began my political career in the early 1960s, the keystone of our politics was an un agging optimism that as Americans we could face head-on the task of improving our own and others lives and deliver on our responsibility to future generations. As Chris Cilizza wrote recently in The Washington Post, So much of every politicians patter Democrat or Republican is built on the idea that America has always overcome hard challenges, always made things better for our kids than for us, always had achieving the American dream as a real possibility. Now, he notes, A large bloc of the electorate no longer believes any of that. Why not? Partly, its the economy: growth has been sluggish, were not generating enough good jobs, and the bene ts of the recovery have owed more to some than to the many. The growing awareness of a lopsided society one in which a rising tide fails to lift all boats has put many people in a surly mood. That problem of income inequality is joined to a host of others from climate change to crumbling infrastructure to a world in which the forces of chaos and turmoil appear to be expanding. Yet I think Foreign Affairs has nailed the biggest factor: the perceived dysfunction of our political system. As political scientist Francis Fukuyama writes in the lead essay, dealing with our problems requires a healthy, well-functioning political system, which the United States does not currently have. Simply put, Americans have no con dence that our system can resolve the challenges before us. They dont expect miracles, but they do expect political leaders to make progress, and they havent been seeing much. I can understand why so many people would be pessimistic, yet I dont nd myself sharing their fatalism. Thats because political moments are just that: moments. Over the long reach of our history, weve learned time and again that when our political leaders do focus on our challenges, speak to one another directly, and are determined to nd a solution to our problems, they can overcome their differences and make progress. Our Constitution has been in effect for 225 years. The system it created, with its checks and balances, and its carefully constructed equilibrium between constraining and enabling government, has seen us through no small share of bruising times. It has protected our freedom, given hundreds of millions of Americans by birth and Americans by choice an opportunity to pursue the lives they wanted, and allowed us to speak freely, associate with the people we choose, and openly follow the religious and spiritual lives we want. There is no shortage of challenges facing the system from the in uence of money on elections to the encrusted rules that hamstring capable public of cials to the scorched-earth political culture that reigns in Washington these days. But I am convinced that they are no match for an aroused and determined public that recognizes we are all in this together, that we can adapt to changing circumstances, and that we should not give up on the system. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years. The Summer of our discontent HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert I Aint Taking My Clothes Off To Sell Cars CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Dormancy of middleaged men Page A4 LEE H. HAMILTON
LETTERS www.starfl.com Thursday, September 11, 2014 A Section Namath, Bob Seger and a market atline Aint it funny how the night moveswith autumn closin in. Night Moves As Recorded by Bob Seger Lets talk 1965. Alabama quarterback Joe Namath signs a groundbreaking contract with the New York Jets for $427,000. President Johnson unveils his Great Society program during the State of the Union Address. Hullabaloo debuts on television. Winston Churchill dies. While The Beatles are lming Help in The Bahamas, Malcolm X is gunned down in New Yorks Audubon Ballroom by Nation of Islam extremists. The President sends combat troops to Vietnam. Lucky Debonair wins the Kentucky Derby. Mickey Mantle hits the rst indoor home run in the Astrodome. LBJ signs the Medicare Bill. Riots erupt in Watts and Chicago. Borman and Lovell orbit the earth for two weeks in Gemini 7. The French re-elect Charles de Gaulle. Here in Florida, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones rolls out of a Clearwater motel bed and plays and then tapes the rst stirring guitar chords to Satisfaction, a song that dominates summer airwaves and eventually is named by Rolling Stone Magazine as the second greatest rock song of all time. Billion Dollar Betsy makes landfall in Key Largo in September, reaching 125 mph winds at Big Pine. The Disney brothers announce the of cial launch of the Disney Project. Whats the connection to investing? Well, if your parents or grandparents retired in 1965, and were invested in a broad basket of securities representative of the S&P 500 index, they may recall some of the aforementioned occurrences. But mainly theyll remember that late in 1965 the S&P 500 began a 17-year atline. Thats right. From 1965-1982, for almost 17 years, the S&P 500 was completely at. So if you retired in 1965, and invested in the index to help fund your retirement, you received zero returns. In fact, you lost ground, because you didnt even keep up with in ation. The market may always come back, as index proponents proclaim, but in what period of time? Ten years or 15? Some folks do not get to enjoy a retirement of that duration. The average American is retiring around age 66, and the average age at death is around 80. Thats a retirement span of 14 years. What good does it do the retiree who passes away at 80 if the S&P 500 is at during his retirement and then gains ground after he dies? Truthfully, it is our opinion that successful investing often comes down to what you buy and what you pay for it. Just throwing money into an index fund and waiting for ef cient markets to do their work may or may not serve your retirement funding needs, as evidenced by the long period of zero returns that began in 1965. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a syndicated economic columnist, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850-6086121~www.arborwealth.net), a Fee-Only 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 speci c strategy or investment will be suitable or pro table for an investor. MARGARET R. M c DOWELL Arbor Outlook Send your letters to : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: tcroft@star .com Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspapers editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for veri cation and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S HARE YOUR OPINIONS Page A5 Dear Editor, I just returned from paying $50 for my annual boat launch permit. While at city hall I found out that the permit will expire on Dec. 31. I hope the city will spread that money around because that is the last penny I will spend in Port St. Joe. We live in Mexico Beach. My wife works in Port St. Joe. We always felt like we were more a part of PSJ and Gulf County than Bay County. We bought our groceries from the Pig, out tackle from Bluewater of Half Hitch, auto parts from NAPA and just about anything we needed from a local business. We ate out regularly at PSJ restaurants. Not anymore. I can get groceries, tackle, hardware and just about anything else at Walmart. If we are going to be treated as outsiders, then we will become outsiders. Bo Butler Mexico Beach Dear Editor, The Violence Against Women Act is an extremely successful program that has reduced incidents of domestic violence by more than half since it was rst implemented. In Congressman Steve Southerlands TV ad, a campaign supporter says Southerland is advocating for things like the Violence Against Women Act. A banner in the ad says Southerland: Voted for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. The ad has been called out by national newspapers and TV stations around the country for misleading the public. The only VAWA bill Southerland voted for was an earlier watered-down version proposed by his Tea Party extremists in the House. Southerland voted against the nal comprehensive bipartisan bill, which passed by an overwhelming 78-22 vote in the Senate and 286-138 vote in the House, then became law. If Southerland is so concerned with the women vote now, why didnt he just support the VAWA in the rst place instead of trying to deceive voters later in his TV ad? Im sure his wife and four daughters wouldnt mind being protected against violence. Southerland showed his true feelings toward women when he recently held a men-only fundraiser. The ve-course chef event said men should tell the misses not to wait up because the after-dinner whiskey and cigars will be smooth & the issues to discuss are many. He had better hope the misses stays home on election day, but I think now they will come out in droves. Southerland tried the same propaganda when he was taken to task for shutting down the government last October. He said he voted four times against a government shut-down when he actually rst voted to shut it down and later voted to keep it shut down. After a public uproar by the general public over the closure of the WW2 Veterans Memorial and National Parks, Southerland and other embarrassed House Republicans proposed four feel-good bills to open piecemeal parts of the government. Those are the bills he voted for. They were not even considered by the Senate. To add insult to injury, Southerland voted against the nal bill to open up the government that was passed by a vast majority in the Senate and House and signed into law. The bill included paying our national debt that Southerland and his House colleagues had previously approved. Southerland may look good to his billionaire out of state campaign contributors and his politician friends in Washington, but he is not fooling anyone in North Florida. He has become the master of spin but it is all unwinding on him now. Jim Clements Carrabelle Dear Editor, As someone who has truly loved St. Joe Beach from a distance for 25 years, and who is now, at long last, a permanent resident, Ive seen the slow degradation of our beach aesthetic due to the in ux of visitors. It is both maddening and saddening. My goal is to bring together a committee of concerned people who understand the necessity of a monthly scour to remove beach litter, including structures, beach toys, shing gear, and all the other stuff left behind. We would hope to promote not just a leave no trace mentality but a LEAVE NO TRACE 24/7 practice in beach-goers, no matter who they are, where they live, or where they stay when visiting. We should agree and understand that no one has the right to erect a structure--canopy, tent, tiki hut, umbrella, whatever-and leave it up overnight, or for a week, or for the summer, regardless of their residential or temporary proximity to the beach. This clutter renders the beach hazardous for sea turtles and wildlife during nesting season. It also makes the beach environment unsafe, as wind and tide often redistribute these items. Put up a canopy, enjoy the day. But at the end of that day, take EVERY PART of that canopy down, and take it, along with anything else you brought to the beach with you when you leave. And if there are some who dont agree or choose not to understand, then the citizens cleanup committee will assist in clearing away the infringing structures along with all the other stuff people think its OK to park on the beach for an inde nite period of time. Finally, restoring the beach aesthetic needs to be addressed. Everyone should be able to enjoy the beauty of our natural beach in a healthy and pristine state. Trash, litter, unattended/abandoned furniture creates eyesores and destroys this aesthetic. Keeping the beach free of any and all things that dont naturally belong there, with the exception of necessary trash cans, dog waste disposal stations (of which we could use more), and Gulf Countys signage about beach etiquette, is something those of us who truly love and respect our beach must work toward. This group will be forming soon. Anyone willing to help with this endeavor to keep our beach clean may contact me by email at: melina33@ earthlink.ne t Melina Elum St. Joe Beach After reading the book titled Getting Old Aint for Wimps I agreed that the writer was sure right. How do I know? Because I am experiencing the dif culties that happen as you grow older. There are many problems that can keep you from being able to drive for yourself as you always did; as well as driving older ladies to the store, to church as well as visiting ladies at the nursing home. One special lady was my Sunday School teacher who I loved very much as she helped me to get over my shyness by nominating me to be our reading leader of the class and later the church asked me to be outreach leader which I enjoyed very much. Now that I have gotten older and not physically able to teach Sunday School or sing in the choir, I still enjoy going to church and Sunday School and after the service is over calling the ladies who are unable to visit with us in Sunday School as well as calling the absentees to check on them. I know that God wants us to check on one another, especially as we get older and are more likely to become ill. Living alone causes me to look outside to see what is happening that would be interesting enough to pass my day. My little Mexican Chihuahua is also aweinspired as he looks out the window in the den and sees people walking out on the road behind the house and he starts getting real excited and ready to go out the back door and bark at the people who are out there, letting them know that is ready to protect the homeowner that takes care of him. By Audrey Parrish Port St. Joe Last penny city gets A master of spin Improving the beach aesthetic Aging not for wimps
By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The so-called miracle turtle did all right. The female loggerhead was found early in July on St. Joseph Peninsula laying her eggs at 10:15 a.m. EST. While observing a female turtle nesting in the daytime is not unique, it is hardly common, said Tom Baird, a member of the St. Joseph Peninsula Turtle Patrol. A day nesting turtle is very unusual, Baird said. They prefer the dark; the darker the better. Hence the variety of local rules and regulations pertaining to limiting lights and noise at night during turtle nesting season found the Gulf region and coastal Florida. But there she was, about 300 yards south of Dunes Ddrive on a warm sunny day laying her eggs carefully and covering them up before heading back to water. She was just digging her egg chamber when I got to her, said Jessica McKenzie, coordinator of the Turtle Patrol who discovered the turtle. For McKenzie and about a dozen folks who happened by and stayed a safe distance away, they were gifted a scene few will be fortunate to witness. We kept a respectful distance and watched her drop her eggs, cover her nest, then crawl back to the water, McKenzie said. (It was a) very exciting and incredible experience for all. Baird noted the miracle turtle, possibly due to the light, had established her egg chamber somewhat out of position, closer to shore which will make it potentially more vulnerable to a storm surge. But despite any possible threats from the positioning or time of delivery, Baird said, the loggerhead did her species proud. She produced 85 hatchlings, with three eggs unhatched and one dead hatchling and most of those hatchlings emerged, Baird noted, in the early evening or broad daylight. It runs in the family, Baird said. The busiest months of nesting are June, July and August, Baird said. During those months they are really coming in, Baird said. The count for the beach between the Stump Hole and T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park was more than 140 turtle nests this year. That was up from last years 95, but not quite to the 227 of two years ago. Monda y Th ursda y 7A M 6PM (EST ) | Fr ida y Sa tur da y 7A M 7PM (EST ) Su nda y 7A M 2PM (EST ) Lets go! Summer is almost gone! 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Plenty of bull minnows are available for bait and this should help improve you hook-ups on ounder. Inshore shing is improving as we enter into September and cooler weather. We are seeing good red sh around the Crooked Island area and into East Bay as well. Large schools of slot-sized sh are running the beaches so get out there. Blacks Island area is also showing signs of life again this week as many anglers have caught smaller trout but in good number using live shrimp and a popping cork. Fall weather is on the way, so get your mind into some great shing plans for the bay this weekend. COURTESY OF JESSICA MCKENZIE | Special to The Star This female nesting turtle was discovered at 10:15 a.m.; it is very unusual for a turtle to be nesting in daytime. She produced 85 hatchlings. Miracle turtle times 85 Sign up for WILD WEEK island tours Special to The Star WILD Week, which stands for Wonder Inspire Learn Do, all of which can occur on St. Vincent Island, will take place during National Wildlife Refuge Week (Oct. 12-18). During the dates of Oct. 14-18 there will be a themed tour of the entire island each day. Each tour will have a narrator and a specialist who share their knowledge about the island and the featured theme of that days tour. The focus of each of the ve tours will be Photography, History of St. Vincent Island, Birds, Native Plants, and a Kids/ Family oriented tour. More speci c information about the WILD Week tours will be posted on the Events page on the Supporters website at www. stvincentfriends.com. Reservations for the tours will be on a rst-come/ rst-served basis and must be made on the Supporters of St. Vincent Islands web page at www.stvincentfriends. com. Seats are limited, so make your reservation soon if you would like to visit St. Vincent Island during National Wildlife Refuge Week. Hunt permits are available on a rst-come, rst-served basis for the Archery and Primitive Weapons Hunts. The Sambar Deer Hunt is limited entry. Hunters are chosen by lottery from those who have applied for a permit. You can apply for any of these hunts on the Florida Fish and Wildlife website at www. myfwc.com/hunting. If you will be visiting St. Vincent Island during WILD WEEK or on your own do remember that the island is primitive bring everything you need, including drinking water and leave only your footprints behind. Visit www.stvincentfriends.com for more information and volunteer opportunities. SCHEDULE For those of you waiting for hunting season, here is the hunt schedule for this winter (2014-15) on St. Vincent Island. Nov. 20-22 (Thurs-Sat) Archery Hunt Dec. 4-6 (Thurs-Sat) Sambar Deer Hunt Jan. 22-24, 2015 (Thurs-Sat) Primitive Weapons Hunt McNally big winner in Gator Classic Flathead Cat sh tournament Special to The Star The Gator Classic Flathead Cat sh tournament was recently in Wewahitchka. The 4th annual tournament was a huge success and welcomed 46 shermen across 27 boats. Tournament winners were: 1. Jonathan McAnally (41 pounds); 2. Guy Nickels (39.07 pounds), 3. Tiff Thompson (38.96 pounds), 4. George Pressley (26.89 pounds); 5. Andrew Sumner (36.22 pounds). The organizers want to thank BlueWater Outriggers for supplying goody bags for shermen and lots of door prizes, Peaks Unlimited for donating trophies along with sponsors Weld Tech, Beard Equipment, Hannon Insurance, Cape Trading Post, City Tire Co. Blountstown, Miller Heating and Air Conditioning. A huge thank you goes out to Mrs. Angie Minchew and Tracy Minchew for their long hours put in registering sherman and staying through the night until it was over and the many local businesses that donated door prizes. Thank you to Mrs. Carol Stringfellow for the delicious homemade cathead biscuits that were donated for breakfast Saturday morning for the concession stand and thank you to Wewa Search & Rescue for letting the Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School Class of 2015 use its trailer for concessions. After covering prize money for the winners, $1,600 was donated to Wewahitchkas Project Graduation to help fund the class of 2015s commencement celebration at Fusion Fitness Center in Panama City. The youngest sherman at the tournament Daniel Bozeman with the oldest, George Pressley. PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR Above the winners of the 2014 Gator Classic Flathead Cat sh tournament were Andrew Sumner, George Pressley, Jonathan McAnally, Guy Nickels and Tiff Thompson. Jonathan McAnally shows off his rst place weigh-in, a 41 pound cat sh. BIRDS-EYE VIEW FROM ST. VINCENT ISLAND
By PAT M c CANN Halifax Media Group PANAMA CITY The fans at Tommy Oliver Stadium received a hint that what ensued wasnt exactly going to follow form when someone apparently forgot to turn on the lights prior to the game last Friday night. That caused only an eightminute delay in Bays 15-6 win over Port St. Joe, but foreshadowed some seldom-seen events nonetheless. Namely six rst-quarter penalties on the Tornadoes, 11, and a turnover that enabled Port St. Joe, 1-1, to take an early lead. Bay continued to sputter in the Red Zone, although it did produce Donald Gonzalezs 29-yard eld goal on one of its trips inside the Tiger Sharks 20. Another ended when Port St. Joe swarmed in to block a 27-yard attempt by Gonzalez on the nal play of the rst half. When the Tornadoes nally produced their initial Red Zone conversion of the young season, a 1-yard smash by workhorse tailback Raekwon Webb, a bizarre occurrence near mid eld resulted in the apparent arrest of a Bay player, who was led away by School Resource Of cers. Bays defense was the one constant, as the 5A school had just too much and too many for its 1A counterpart. Make no mistake, the Tiger Sharks are a very good 1A school, but without a passing game to augment tailback Jarkeice Davis they were overwhelmed at times in the second half. We moved the ball up and down the eld, but too many penalties, Bay coach Jimmy Longerbeam said. Weve got some stuff weve got to clean up. Our defense was outstanding, but weve got to do a better job on offense to get them off the eld. Bay attempted almost as many passes (18) as runs (23) in the rst half, that ended 9-6 in favor of the Tornadoes. Thereafter they mirrored last seasons attack when Webbs number was called over and over behind Bays large offensive line. Webb rushed 33 times for 217 yards, at one point carrying eight times on a 10-play scoring drive that covered 69 yards. Quarterback Xavier Longerbeam was stuffed on rst-and-goal from the 1, but Webb produced Bays rst offensive touchdown of the season on the next play to open a 15-6 lead with 4:30 showing in the third quarter. It was then that confusion on Bays sideline temporarily reigned as an unidenti ed Bay player reportedly was handcuffed and led away from the stadium by deputies. In my 30 years Ive never seen anything like that, and I coached in Miami, Longerbeam said. Im very embarrassed. Davis, who rushed for 249 yards and six touchdowns in Port St. Joes opening win last week, gave the Tiger Sharks the lead on their opening possession. Webb fumbled on Bays second play from scrimmage and Marquez Johnson recovered for Port St. Joe. On third down from the 22, Davis took a pitch around the left side to score and it was 6-0 with 9:49 remaining in the rst quarter. It was one of few successful possessions for the Tiger Sharks, who were limited by a Bay pass rush that sacked quarterback T.J. Williams ve times and led to his minus-44 yards rushing. A pair of interceptions by Bay also thwarted Port St. Joe, but the pass rush helped turn a rst-and-goal from the 6 after a 15-yard run by Davis into fourth-and-39 following a blitz by Sawyer Jones that led to intentional grounding. Bay led at halftime when it pro ted from a 40-yard punt by Gonzalez that pinned Port St. Joe at its 2 early in the second quarter. Wazir Brevard tackled Davis on a sweep left, and when Davis fumbled into the end zone linebacker Alec Gordon recovered for a Tornadoes touchdown. Port St. Joe was held to 3 total yards in the second half largely because of six Bay tackles for loss. Webb and the Tornadoes offensive line did the rest of the damage. Port St. Joe is at Bozeman on Friday. PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS www.starfl.com Thursday, September 11, 2014 A Page 7 Section Gator comeback topples Cottondales Hornets By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Wewahitchka pitched a shutout in the fourth last Friday night to earn the Gators rst win of the season. Breaking out new uniforms for the occasion, the host Gators (1-1) scored 13 unanswered points in the nal 12 minutes to overcome a 27-24 de cit and beat the Hornets in a District 2-1A opener for both teams. I liked the fact that we fought back, Wewahitchka coach Loren Tillman said. A couple of things didnt go our way in the third quarter and they made some plays and got the lead. But the kids showed the maturity to ght back and win the game. I really liked that. Senior quarterback Rashard Ranie rushed for 272 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries and added another 46 yards passing as Wewahitchka rolled up 348 total yards 426 all-purpose yards when more than 70 yards of kick returns is factored in. After a weather delay of nearly two hours, the Gators came out strong with a 14-point opening quarter and a six-point lead that Wewahitchka pushed to 24-16 at halftime. But the Hornets responded with 12-straight points in the third quarter to move ahead prior to the nal periods dominance of the scoreboard by the Gators. Twice the Gators made momentum shifting plays on a fourth down. In the rst quarter, from the 3, the result was a touchdown run by Kaleb Shiver. In the fourth quarter, up by three points and trying to seal the win, it was an 11yard touchdown pass to Tad Gaskin. That one was big, Tillman said. We were up by three and we knew they had to score a touchdown because they didnt have a eld goal kicker. In the rst quarter we went for it because it was early and we thought we might get in a shootout. We have a lot of con dence in our kicker (Peter Setterich) but in district games all bets are off. Our offensive line is young but they played well, Tillman said. Rashard played really well. Shiver led the defensive effort with 11 tackles including two for loss. Our tackling was better this week but we still gave up a couple of big plays, Tillman said. We have to clean that up. The new uniforms, a red/ gray combination as opposed to the traditional red/white, was something discussed by the coaches during the summer. Tillman said the uniforms will only come out of the box once a year and the rst district game seemed the perfect opportunity. The players thought that was pretty cool, Tillman said. For two weeks, Tillman had repeated his message about the challenge of following up the emotion of county rivalry week and the seasonopener against Port St. Joe with the challenge of the district opener. I actually think it helped us, Tillman said. We saw speed and strength. So when we saw speed and strength from Cottondale we were ready and prepared. I thought the kids responded well. Up next for Wewahitchka a visit from Liberty County at 7 p.m. CT Friday and a similar scenario from the rst two weeks. The Bulldogs, traditionally a power in this region of the state, are 2-0 and loaded. But beyond Liberty County comes district game No. 2 for Wewahitchka when Graceville comes to visit next Friday. They are big and fast and good, Tillman said of Liberty County. I have talked to (Liberty) Coach Grant Grantham and he said this is probably the best team hes had. Hes proud of them. We need to make sure we continue to make strides. We need to tweak the defense, just man up really because they are going to come right at us. Offensively we want to move the football and be more balanced, player-wise and play-wise. One thing I will tell you, Rashard is not going to carry the ball 31 times. He is going to go into Graceville nice and healthy and happy. PHOTOS BY MALLORY PEAK | Special to The Star Rashard Ranie paced Wewahitchka over Cottondale with 318 total yards. Below the Gators wore new uniforms they will break out once a season while winning their district opener. PHOTOS BY ANDREW WARDLOW | Halifax Media Group Jarkeice Davis put Port St. Joe up early with a 22-yard touchdown run. At right T. J. Williams and Port St. Joe heads back to Bay County to play Bozeman this Friday. Tiger Sharks fall on road to Bay Lady Tiger Sharks open volleyball season By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School volleyball team scuf ed out of the gate with a busy week that included two district matches and a tournament. The Lady Tiger Sharks opened the season on the road against South Walton the nal week of August. Port St. Joe fell in four sets, 3 games to 1, losing the rst two games 16-25 and 11-25 before rallying to take the third 25-21. South Walton squelched comeback hopes with a 2518 win in the fourth set. Addison Rice and Callie Fleshren led Port St. Joe with serving percentages of 90 and 93 percent, respectively. Fleshren led the team in kills with six. The home opener scheduled for Aug. 28 against West Gadsden was postponed until Sept. 23 when it will be part of a doubleheader. The Lady Tiger Sharks played four matches during a tournament in Chipley, opening with a 2 games to 1 win over Vernon. Port St. Joe lost in two sets to Walton High, but the Lady Tiger Sharks bounced back to beat Laurel Hill in three sets. Port St. Joe nished fourth after losing to district rival Liberty County in the loser-bracket nal. Port St. Joe coach Wayne Taylor called the match of the hardest-contested of the entire tournament with the Lady Bulldogs prevailing by scores of 25-23, 18-25 and 15-9. The Lady Tiger Sharks hosted the Lady Bucs of Bozeman Sept. 4 for their home-opener, which began at 7 p.m. and lasted more than three hours. The Lady Tiger Sharks won the opening set 25-14, dropped the next two by identical 18-25 scores and took the fourth set 25-22. Bozeman took the nal set 15-12. The team just seemed to get in its own way a lot during the match, Taylor said. There were a total of 51 errors by the Lady Tiger Sharks but there were, however, bright spots. Fleshren was 100 percent from the serving line in 24 serves. Senior Janel Kerigan also was 100 percent with 13 serves. Rice and Fleshren both had eight kill. The Lady Tiger Sharks hosted Bay High Monday and host South Walton tonight. Port St. Joe travels to Chipley Tuesday. 850 Athletics: Dreams into reality Star Staff Report 850 Athletics will be offering an after-school program for children ages 7-18. The 850 Athletics afterschool program began Monday, Sept. 8. The schedule will be 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday. Transportation from Port St. Joe Elementary School will be provided. 850 Athletics is provided at no cost and is at New Bethel Baptist Church, 208 N. Park Ave. in Port St. Joe. To register, email 850Athletics@gmail.com or call Raye Bailey at 307-7197, Jennifer Bailey at 227-6931 or Keion McNair at 890-6967.
Local A8 | The Star Thursday, September 11, 2014 Ke ep your business moving with our 4x4 Equipment Loan : New or Used Equipment Financing Av ailable $25,000 Minimum Loan Fo ur -Y ear Te rm with Fixed Rates as low as 4% APR ^ Quick Approval Process Call your Capital City Banker to apply today 504 Monume nt Av e. | 229.8282 www .ccbg .com FINAN CING FO R NEW & US ED FA RMIN G EQU IPMENT LIGHTHOUSE from page A1 be $5 for all ages 12 and over and $3 for children under 12 who are at least 44 inches tall. A child must be 44 inches tall to climb the tower. Volunteers with the Histori cal Society will be stationed at the bottom and atop the lantern room catwalk to ensure safety and that not too many people are on the tower at one time. You can get some great pho tos from up there, Pierce said. The money will be used to fund upkeep and maintenance of the tower and grounds and to be gin the reinvestment needed to bring the entire site up to snuff to host the public. The Historical Society will be selling T-shirts, ornaments and decals commemorating the light house to raise additional funds for the work required to the two keepers quarters. City staff who have been in the two one is called Eglin and the other Sleeping Beauty in dicated recently that the struc tures are in surprisingly good shape. Eglin, which was refurbished by the U.S. Air Force when the lighthouse was on Air Force land on Cape San Blas, needs some paint and minor work on the porch. That structure also has two restrooms. Sleeping Beauty, refurbished during the prior decade by the Historical Society, does not have restrooms and will also require paint and some very minor re pair work. The lighthouse gift shop, which currently operates from the adjacent Maddox House, will occupy one of the buildings, and a museum will be established in the other structure. Exact plans have not been nalized. And for the short term, the critical work is raising funds. The move of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse from the Cape to Port St. Joe is featured on the front cover of the latest edition of Lighthouse Digest magazine. GAS TAX from page A1 a simple majority as Commis sioners Joanna Bryan, Carmen McLemore and Ward McDaniel voted no. Ive been against this from day one, McLemore said. He moved the motion last year to kill the pro posal; Bryan did so this year. The thing that hurts me is that we have already set the millage rate; we cannot go any higher. I look forward to seeing where (Bryan) believes we can trim the budget to nd $120,000. That amount was the project ed portion of the additional gas tax collection that would go into the Public Works budget to offset a portion of ad valorem taxes. The two municipalities also would have received a portion of the revenue based on popula tion, with Port St. Joe receiving 21 percent and Wewahitchka 13 percent. I understand the arguments; you talk about any tax and people are against it, said Commis sioner Warren Yeager, who has brought the proposal forward the past several years. This is an al ternative source of income than the property taxpayer. But Bryan, as she did two weeks ago, said she believed there was money to cut from the exist ing budget to offset the $120,000 revenue from the gas tax and said she was not sure the proposal would benet Public Works. I believe it hurts our Public Works Department, Bryan said. They are already strapped and we need to focus on providing basic services. This tax has many issues from many different sides I be lieve we can nd $120,000 from the budget. I believe there are many places to cut. I think we have work to do on this budget. Comments from the public and commissioners were largely a re frain from two weeks ago. Several residents and commis sioners expressed a belief that the gas tax would create an additional burden on those who can least ab sorb it those with low or xed incomes. McLemore said that burden could be extended to small busi nesses, especially those with a heavy volume of vehicle use. This is double dipping, said Port St. Joe resident Barbara Radcliff. We are planning to raise the gas tax, and we are planning to raise the millage rate. This will hit low-income and xed-income people the hardest. Yeager and Commissioner Tan Smiley said they supported the tax as a means to lessen the load for property tax payers, a view seconded by Pat Hardman of the Coastal Community Association representing South Gulf County. I think the ad valorem tax payers are eating the cost of the county, Hardman said. It is very unfair. People who are poor pay property taxes. This is putting the burden on to all those who use (county) services. Additional bed tax With almost no discussion from the public or board, com missioners gave nal approval to an additional penny in bed tax collections, bringing the bed tax collected in the county as of Jan. 1 to 5 cents. The county Tourist Develop ment Council has already signed off on the proposal to collect the extra penny with an eye toward enhancing and expanding park and recreation options in the county. The ultimate goal is the con struction of a new sports com plex on land donated to the city of Port St. Joe that is located near the Gulf/Franklin Center on U.S. Highway 98. This particular tax is going to parks and recreation, Yeager said. It is an opportunity we have to help children who come here and also the children who live here. Consolidation site The board faces a grave situ ation, according to environmental engineer Dan Garlick, pertain ing to the 30-acre site off Howard Creek where the county once pro posed to build a structure housing consolidated departments. That building eventually was erected in Port St. Joe, and the Howard Creek site was sold to a local gun club. However, planning for the land is being complicated by the lling of wetlands by the county when the land was destined for the county building. Now the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has advised the county it was time for a plan, Garlick said, to mitigate the impacts of county work which included hauling large amounts of sand to the site for foundation work. County staff will work with gun club members on a plan to miti gate the lling of wetlands. This is going to cost the tax payers money, Bryan said af ter bringing out the full scope of issues through questions of Garlick. Board appointments At least for now, commis sioners rejected a plea from the TDC to allow several members of the advisory board to re-apply for new terms even though they had served two full terms on the board. Commissioners were divided on sticking to the decade-old policy implemented to limit terms and expand the pool of applicants for volunteer boards. While acknowledging the TDC had, since 2011, taken a train wreck and turned it into a smooth sailing ship, as McDaniel said, McLemore, Bryan and McDaniel resisted pleas to overturn county policy. Recognizing there had been times in the past when the lling of some boards for county plan ning, the Enterprise Zones, etc. were difcult given a shallow pool of those willing to serve, the majority noted that in this case, there were new applicants. And while Yeager said they should revisit the policy at some point the future, commissioners would not waive the policy. BED TAX from page A1 So, the surge in July numbers only conrmed what anecdotal evidence demonstrated all sum mer the county has had a lot of visitors. Whether a product of new bed tax collectors Jenkins said there were six new vacation properties in the system by Au gust or increased occupancy for lodging partners and business for non-lodging partners, Jenkins was pleased with the numbers. We have all been slammed, which is great, Jenkins said dur ing last Thursdays TDC advisory council meeting. We have done some checking, and we are pac ing higher than the counties to the west of us, not only in July but year-to-date. That is gratifying, but we are still going to push the numbers. That means for Jenkins and her growing team continued fo cus on the goal of a 20 percent in crease in bed tax revenue for the scal year ending Sept. 30. All evidence points to a strong August, though nal numbers are not yet in. One vacation property compa ny reported an estimated increase of 16 percent over August 2013. That month was capped by a Labor Day weekend that almost matched the Fourth of July in terms of volume of visitors. Both holidays (this summer) were outstanding, Jenkins said. In terms of dollars, bed tax collections were $205,000 in Au gust and September of last year; to reach a 20 percent increase for the year, those dollars must rise to just north of $325,000. For the year, revenue through July was $975,000, $106,000 over the same time last year. The goal is to reach $1.3 million after a year, 2013, when TDC revenue pushed past $1 million for the rst time. Transitioning from a busy summer, Jenkins said the fall marketing campaign is already underway. She noted she got started late last fall and focused on having the campaign up and running before Labor Day. The target demographic for the campaign is families with chil dren under age 5, Jenkins said. School has started for the older children, and there are extended fall breaks for many school sys tems; many families home-school their children, allowing greater exibility in planning vacations, Jenkins said. This is a good time to come to the beach with kids and there are less crowds, she said. It has been a crazy summer; take one more chance to go to the beach. The TDC is working across several platforms, including on line blogging networks, print and online publications aimed at fami lies with small children. There will be giveaways from local partners through the TDCs email network, and next month, the TDC will host a fall tour of writers from publications as dis tant at New York, Cleveland and Ontario. Im glad to see all this PR, said advisory council member Alyson Gerlach. Its something we have talked about for years and not been able to do. Jenkins and team have also as sembled the program for winter visitors. Revenue for the winter months last season was up 21 percent and the programs for snowbirds will increase under a banner of GCFL Winter Fun. The TDC will schedule a host of activities from a book club to game nights, bike rides, sunset cruises and a scavenger hunt, just to name a few. Partner businesses will be partners rolling out the welcome mat moving game night to al ternating businesses for example or through targets for the scaven ger hunt. Jenkins, lastly, received coun cil sign-off on the coming years goals, which include growing over all bed tax revenue by 10 percent with a goal of growing so-called shoulder seasons by 20 percent. SCALLOP from page A1 like and watch them race across the lagoon at George Core Park. Prizes, such as an iPad Air and Samsung Gear FIT and an ar ray of gift certicates from local vendors will be handed out to the sponsors of the rst ducks to cross the nish line. A $10 donation nabs a com petitor three ducks, $15 for six or $25 for a ock of 12. Throughout both days of the festival, the Port St. Joe Lions Club will hold a fundraiser rafe with a grand prize of a plein air painting by James Hempel from Shorewood, Wis. The painting was completed of Simmons Bayou during the 2014 Paint Out celebration in May. The name of the winner will be drawn on Saturday, and rafe tickets will be available for $5 each. Proceed from tick et sales will go right back into Gulf County through the Li ons Clubs various community projects. Wewahitchka High Schools Project Graduation will be sell ing rafe tickets as a fundraiser for the organization, which gives students a safe, alcohol-free lo cation to enjoy their commence ment celebration. The evening is lled with games and prizes and encourages students to be safe and make good choices. The winner of the rafe will drive away in a 2000 Honda Pass port donated by the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce. (See related ar ticle). Tickets will be sold for $5 each or ve for $20. The drawing will be Dec. 20 after the holiday parade in downtown Wewahitchka. Those who enter do not need to be present to win. Pickett said 135 volunteers signed up to help make the festi val happen with the recruitment efforts of Trish Petrie, a mem ber of the festivals planning committee. Trish has done an amaz ing job, Pickett said. We cant operate the festival without the volunteers. We rely on them. Admission for this years Scallop and Music Festival is $5 for general admission per day. No coolers are permitted at the event. Children 5 and under will be admitted free, as will active military personnel with a valid I.D. This is the 18th year that Port St. Joe has held the festi val, Grifth said. If a festival can be that longstanding, Id think its worth checking out.
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Ti le Fl oors and cr ow nm olding in ki tc hen, dining and living ar eas .5 40 sq .f t. of decks .B ea utifully fur nished and re ady fo ry ou By DAVE MADDOX Special to The Star In 1929, my father received a message that the USS Patoka was due in port and would need a pilot. When the Patoka arrived, she was not the conventional warship, but an ex-standard Oil Tanker converted to a mother ship for an airship with a huge tower erected on the stern for the airship to moor to. Shortly after the Patoka arrived and was anchored in the bay, word spread around town that a Zeppelin was coming to moor to the Patoka. Others disagreed, saying it would be a Dirigible. We were not sure just what it would be, but we knew it was going to be something big in the sky and as the anticipation grew, so did the excitement. This was before the paper mill and the loudest noise we had ever heard was a small single-engine airplane passing by. One day during school, the worst noise imaginable roared overhead and someone yelled, Dirigible. A mass exodus immediately emptied the school with some students jumping out windows since they were the nearest exits and everyone ran to the beach to see the USS Los Angeles moor to the Patoka. Needless to say, this create a lot of excitement in our little town and was the topic of conversation for several days with Hoot Rowan and Carlyle Matthews arguing as to whose house it ew over coming in. After a few days the Los Angeles returned to her home base in Lakehurst, N.J., scheduled to return to Port St. Joe shortly. Several nights after her departure, Mr. George Suber, telegraph operator for the A.N. Railroad Company received a message stating the Los Angeles was lost en route to the Patoka and needed help in nding the mother ship. Mr. Suber came to our house with the message and my father carried him out to the Patoka on the pilot boat to deliver the message. The crew on the mother ship began to play their powerful searchlights around in the night sky, hoping the Los Angeles would see them. They did, and the Los Angeles, lost over Chattahoochee at that time found the Patoka. The brilliant searchlights from the Patoka and the deafening noise generated by the ve large engines on the Los Angeles that night will remain an unforgettable experience of my childhood. Co-op: Trimming necessary to ensure safety and reliability Special to The Star Gulf Coast Electric Coop erative is clearing right-ofway in the Wewahitchka area. Cooperative rights-of-way are cleared for two reasons: reli ability and, most importantly, safety. When a person signs up to be a member of Gulf Coast Electric, there is an agree ment between the member and the Cooperative to allow right-of-way maintenance. This agreement gives GCEC the legal right to re move from the right-of-way anything that could interfere with Gulf Coast Electric Coop eratives ability to ensure safe, reliable electric service for all members. If the Gulf Coast Electrics right-of-way clearance was not maintained, tree limbs and other growth coming into contact with power lines would greatly increase the number of power outages experienced by GCEC members. Trees cause line loss. Any time a tree touches the line, voltage is lost, causing blinks (temporary disruptions in power) and low voltage. Vegetation coming into con tact with power lines can also cause a potentially dangerous situation. Anytime trees come into contact with a power line, there is voltage that enters the tree. This can be poten tially dangerous to anyone who comes into contact with the tree or anything that it is touching. GCEC members can assist with right-of-way maintenance by not planting trees under or within 15 feet on each side of power lines. The Cooperative tries to work with each landowner to preserve landscaping when maintaining rights-of-way, said GCEC Manager of Op erations Francis Hinson. We realize that most property owners regard trees as an as set; however, we follow recom mendations of OSHA and the National Electric Safety Code in order to eliminate hazard ous conditions. We appreciate the pa tience and understanding of our membership as we work to deliver quality, reliable service. SPECIAL TO T HE STAR Jeremy Miles clears Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative rights-of-way.SPECIAL TO T HE STAR The U.S.S. Los Angeles was 656 feet long, weighed 46 tons and carried 46 tons of cargo. The cabin was longer than a Pullmancar and would t 20 passengers. Dirigible nds mother ship in St. Josephs Bay GCEC undertaking right-of-way trimming in Wewahitchka
Local A10 | The Star Thursday, September 11, 2014 Staff Report This page features photos submitted to The Star by readers. Thanks to all who help make this page happen each week. This is intended to highlight the gorgeous, the interesting, weird, fun or just plain best that Gulf County offers. Please submit your photos to tcroft@star .co m COURTESY OF DAVE MADDOX Fishing in the grass along St. Joseph Bay. COURTESY OF LAURA AT DRAGONFLY PHOTOGRAPHY A shot of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse and keepers quarters taken from the shoreline along St. Joseph Bay. COURTESY OF STEVE AT KAYAK DOG ADVENTURES A horseshoe crab swims under the surface of clear water. COURTESY OF GLORIA SANCHEZ Is that Mickey Mouse looking over Mexico Beach? COURTESY OF JUSTINE JULIAN Whats for lunch? Looks like sh. COURTESY OF MELINA ELUM A sandpiper skips across St. Joe Beach. COURTESY OF SAMANTHA LAYFIELD Dusk approaches along WindMark Beach. COURTESY OF RON RUDOLPH An egret glides over St. Joseph Bay. COURTESY OF HERMAN JONES Blue skies and high clouds over Cape San Blas in the area where the lighthouse once stood.
COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, September 11, 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) Whos been the only astronaut to enter space in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs? Glenn, Aldrin, White, Schirra 2) Whats your problem if youre suffering from taresthesia? Crick in neck, Sleepy foot, Woozy brain, Muscle pain 3) Which state got its name from the Algonquin word for muddy water? Missouri, Mississippi, Iowa, Alabama 4) What is Brazils favorite pizza topping? Green peas, Squid, Curry, Pineapple 5) Which character of The Simpsons has a 13AA shoe size? Lisa, Homer, Marge, Abraham 6) Whats the depth of water to oat a boat called? Drogue, Draft, Freeboard, Trim 7) Which room do more housekeepers say is the hardest to keep clean? Bathroom, Den, Childs bedroom, Kitchen 8) What is chrysotile also known as? Velcro, Asbestos, Permanent Press, Nylon 9) Which vehicle rst made Lee Iacoccas reputation? Thomas Flyer, Chevy Bel Air, Dodge Comet, Ford Mustang 10) What U.S. item went on sale for the rst time in 1939 at $1.15? Plastic plate sets, Nylon stockings, Silk owers, TV snack tables 11) Of these which isnt one of the three chipmunks? Alvin, Franklin, Simon, Theodore 12) What was the original name of miniature golf? Putt-Putt, Tom Thumb Golf, Little Club, Roof Golf 13) Cats have about 100 vocal sounds, but what about dogs? 10, 25, 50, 75 14) In which year did NBCs Saturday Night Live debut? 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985 ANSWERS 1) Schirra. 2) Sleepy foot. 3) Missouri. 4) Green peas. 5) Marge. 6) Draft. 7) Bathroom. 8) Asbestos. 9) Ford Mustang. 10) Nylon stockings. 11) Franklin. 12) Tom Thumb Golf. 13) 10. 14) 1975. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Get ducky. Not to mention provide a valuable assist to the volunteer guild at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. For the second year in a row the guild will present a Duck Derby during this weekends Scallop and Music Festival. This is a visible event and a fun event, said Ann Jarosz with the volunteer guild. It is a chance to interact with the community and have some fun. The derby concept is simple. Adopt a duck, one, three, six or a ock and watch them join hundreds of other ducks for a race across the lagoon at George Core Park. The race takes place on Saturday during a break from the music on the stage, at approximately 4 p.m. ET. Prizes, such as an iPad Air and Samsung Gear FIT and an array of gift certi cates from local vendors will be handed out to the sponsor(s) of the rst ducks to cross the nish line. This is important for the guild because it is one of the top fundraisers each year, Jarosz said. It helps us with our funding and we in turn help the hospital. The volunteer guild is growing with more than 150 volunteers. Over the past four years the guild has contributed over $15,000 to the hospital for items beyond the hospitals resources and reach. For example, the guild has provided funding for additional specialized training and equipment, a specialized surgical gurney or specialized IV equipment increasing the hospitals capacity. The guilds funds are growing, Jarosz said. We have only been active for four years and so it has been a growing process. Now we are putting a process in place to receive and act upon requests from the hospital and staff. The guild also contributed to the Cricket Fund, named after a young woman in the community who died due to complications from breast cancer. The Cricket Fund provides free mammograms to women in underserved areas of the community and women who lack adequate health insurance for regular mammograms. The volunteers at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf provide a host of services every day at the hospital, from carrying outpatients to cars to visiting with in-patients, checking folks in or just providing a smile. Race a duck at the festival Saturday By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The Education Foundation just might be the quietest fundraiser in Gulf County. The not-for-pro t organization with a goal of promoting academic excellence has been established in Gulf County since 1996. The organization offers a series of teaching and learning mini-grants each year that encourages area teachers to apply to bring innovative projects that impact teaching and learning to the classroom. And each year, apply they do. When applications are open eligible teachers who teach kindergarten through 12th grade must le a submission with the foundation with a summary of the curriculum, the needs to make it happen, the goals of the program, a timeline for implementation and a proposed budget. The proposal must also explain how the program will bene t students who participate. Our grants bridge the gap between spending money with strings attached, said foundation President Bobby Pickels. It allows teachers to be innovative and try new things. The types of proposals accepted by the foundation include development and implementation of innovative learning activities, Project Graduation raf es car for senior celebration By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Project Graduation knows how to give big. On Dec. 20 one lucky raf e winner will drive away in a 2000 Honda Passport courtesy of Wewahitchka Project Graduation and the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce. Raf e ticket sales will bene t the organization, which has guaranteed graduating seniors a safe, fun location to enjoy their commencement afterparty for more than 15 years. The Class of 2014 enjoyed an evening of games and prizes at the Taunton Family Childrens Home where they received prizes that included X-Boxes and television sets, but this year, the organization wanted to go bigger. Project Graduation President Sharon Barrier said that getting a car to raf e off started as a joke among the parents involved, but it quickly became a challenge that Barrier decided to make a reality. Barrier emailed Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen with the idea and was met with enthusiasm. A few days later Barrier heard from Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison: they had a car, recently declared surplus, that t the bill. The white four-seat SUV, complete with a moon-roof, was cleaned and repaired for the raf e. Smileys Detailing in Port St. Joe donated its time to get the vehicle in top shape and the Passport was delivered to Wewahitchka Jr./ Sr. High School last Thursday. The nal addition to the car will be a red-and-white wheel cover for the rear of the vehicle emblazoned with the Wewahitchkas signature W. The wheel cover will give the driver a source of pride in knowing where it came from, Harrison said. Hopefully, it will be a big money maker for Project Graduation. A graduate of Wewahitchka, Harrison said he was there for the rst Project Graduation event in 1986 when his class celebrated together at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. Its always great knowing that kids are in one location in a safe, alcohol-free and drug-free environment, Harrison said. We called ours our rst reunion, and we had a blast. See DUCKS B6 SPECIAL TO THE STAR The Education Foundation of Gulf County schools offers grants for area teachers who want to bring innovative ideas to the classroom to bolster science, technology engineering and math skills. Education Foundation brings innovation to Gulf County schools See EDUCATION B6 WES LOCHER | The Star The Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce supplied a 2000 Honda Passport, which will be raf ed off to raise money for Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High Schools Project Graduation. A FANTASTIC CONCEPT PROJECT GRADUATION See GRADUATION B6
B2 | The Star Thursday, September 11, 2014 Commissioner Thursbay fundraiser Lets all pull together as a community to help our neighbor. Port St. Joe city commissioner William Thursbay is in need of our nancial support as he battles verrucous carcinoma of the bladder. To raise funds, food will be sold at the Centennial Building from noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Complete chicken or pork dinners will be available with baked beans, coleslaw, roll, drink and a dessert for $10. Advance tickets are recommended and will be sold throughout the community at City Hall, Pristine Pools, Haughty Heron, Mexico Beach CDC, Fish House Restaurant, Mexico Beach Post Ofce, Beachwalk, Shoreline Salon and Spa, Graba Java and El Governor Motel. To donate, please call Paula at 227-6128 or Carol at 227-6831. Scouts selling popcorn to raise funds This is the time of year when you will be seeing scouts out selling scouting, in return for your help you will get some delicious camp master popcorn. Please help these kids out. The boys in the pack are trying to earn money to go to camps, earn awards and help fund the purchase of those awards along with taking these kids on some fun day trips. As for the boys in troop 347, they have decided to sell popcorn so they can pay for a summer camp experience at the great northern Alaskan council camp just outside Anchorage, Alaska. So please stop by and let these kids pitch their sales line and help them reach their goals and objectives. Again, we are not selling popcorn, we are selling scouting. Thank you for your support from pack and troop 347 from The United Methodist Church. Sw ee ti e is a 50 lb 1y r AP BT /L ab Mi x. Sh e is ve ry at te nt iv e an d wa lks we ll on a le as h. Sw ee ti e wi ll si t on co mma nd an d ma y kn ow mo re co mma nds Sh e ha s star te d cra te tr ai nin g an d ha s ea si ly tr ans it io ne d int o in sid e li ving Sh e get s al ong wit h oth er do gs but is un sur e of ki tt ie s. 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Fo r th os e of yo u wh o we re un ab le to su pp or t me I re sp ec t yo ur de ci si on an d hop e I ca n ga in yo ur su pp or t in th e fu tu re In th e me an ti me I wi ll co nt in ue to op er at e my la w of c e an d se rv e th e ne ed s of ou r lo ca l co mm un it ie s. Th an ks ag ai n fo r yo ur su pp or t. Sh al en e Gr ov er Society Clayton and Smith to wed Sammy J. Clayton, Jr. and Carolyn V. Smith are proud to announce their forthcoming marriage at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the New Life Christian Center in Port St. Joe. The reception will be held following the wedding at the Senior Citizen Center. Harry Lee Smith, Bonnie Stephens to marry Harry Lee Smith and Bonnie Stephens of Port St. Joe are happy to announce nal plans for their upcoming marriage. The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe. All friends and family members of the couple are invited to attend the wedding and reception. No formal invitations will be sent. Society BRIEFS By DIANNA HARRISON Special to The Star Community service is at the heart of the Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis is all about making an impact in our community. We support many worthy projects each year. Kiwanis Clubs help their communities in countless ways with the focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. By working together, members can achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen. Recently, the Club donated to two valuable local projects, Gulf County Healthy Start and Friends of the Library. The Gulf County Healthy Start Program includes targeted support services that address identied risks in infants and children. Healthy Start services are available to pregnant women, infants and children up to three years of age. The range of services includes information, referral, ongoing care coordination and support, psychosocial and nutritional counseling, childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting support and education, and home visiting. Healthy Start provides for universal risk screening of pregnant women and newborn infants to identify those at risk of poor birth, health and developmental outcomes. Kiwanis presented Healthy Start representative Jill Nance with a contribution. Nancy Brockman of the Port St. Joe Library presented an informative program on the Port St. Joe Library and the Friends of the Library. She enlightened club members of the many benets and opportunities to be explored at our local library. Friends of the Library help the library become better known and better supported in the community. They are making a difference for our local library. If you look behind the curtains you will almost inevitably nd Friends of the Library working behind the scenes and in the public at large making sure that their library is strong, relevant, and well-funded! A library opens a childs mind to reading all year long! The Kiwanis Club presented Mrs. Brockman with a contribution to assist in the librarys focus on sharing the joy of books with young children from reading with them to providing books they can read on their own. The Kiwanis Club welcomed two new members this summer. Maegan Conners is a lifelong resident of Franklin and Gulf Counties. After working at Cadence Bank in Port St. Joe for six years and completing her Bachelors degree in Finance, Maegan decided that helping people achieve a secure nancial future is what she wanted as her career. She is currently employed with Friedman Financial Advisors as a Financial Advisor. She works in the areas of investments, retirement planning and wealth management. She and her husband Rob have two children, Kelsi and Makayan. Maegan was invited become a member of Kiwanis and sponsored by Stacey Price. Holly Atkins Rish is a Gulf County native. She graduated from Wewahitchka High School and moved on to Gulf Coast State College with a full Scholarship. Holly then furthered her education at Florida State University where she received her bachelors degree as a Registered Nurse. She is currently the Director of Nursing at NHC Home Health where she has worked for the past 10 years. She is married to Blake Rish and they have a daughter, Baylee. Holly was invited to become a Kiwanis member and sponsored by Dianna Harrison. Kiwanis is a global organization of members dedicated to serving children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, nearly 600,000 members strong, annually raise more than $100 million and dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children. Members attend regular meetings, experience fellowship, raise funds for various causes, and participate in service projects making an impact throughout the community. If you are ready to help children and make changes in your community and the world, then Kiwanis is ready for you! Reach out to a Kiwanis Club member and let them know you would like to learn more about Kiwanis. Meetings are held every Tuesday at noon at Gulf ARC & Transportation ofces, 122 Waterplant Road. For more information about The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club, call Dianna Harrison at 229-6327. Weddings KIWANIS KORNER SPE C IA L T O T H E S T AR The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club recently heard a presentation about the Port St. Joe Public Library from Nancy Brockman, center, the new librarian. Another new member welcomed to the Kiwanis Club was Holly Atkins Rish, center, who was invited by Dianna Harrison. The Kiwanis Club donated to the Gulf County Healthy Start, which was represented by Jill Nance, left. The Kiwanis Club recently welcomed new member Maegan Conners, left, who was invited by club member Stacey Price.
The Star| B3 Thursday, September 11, 2014 Vi nc en t Iv er s, MD En d of Su mm er Sp ec ia l 85 022 770 70 He al th y an d Be au ti fu l Sk in Ex pe ri en ce Co un ts Co mmi tme nt to Ex ce ll en ce Vi nc en t Iv er s, MD 30 1 Tw en ti et h St re et | Po rt St Jo e, FL 32 45 6 85 022 770 70 School News Special to The Star The rst article of the new school year described the advancements Faith Christian School has made in new curriculum. This article will explore, in detail, the wonderful benets of it. Today, the focus will be on elementary history. Veritas Press, a leadingedge publisher of classicalChristian education, has developed some of the most thorough and advanced curriculum for students of all grade levels. The selected time era for our history classes this year is Ancient Egypt and The Old Testament. In our history classes, students use a classical methodology to learn history chronologically from creation through the Old Testament with an emphasis on Ancient Egypt until this civilization was conquered by the Roman Empire. This curriculum is presented in a variety of ways, using many different educational formats including, project learning, discussion groups, writing exercises, and various research ventures, all which make learning very enjoyable. Carla McGhee, Principal of FCS, said, Learning history through an in depth chronological study from a Biblical perspective will prove invaluable in the lives of our students. Using the classical approach to history will help children understand what God has done in the past and how it affects our society today and in the future. Students at FCS are experiencing history like never before with this new and inspiring curriculum, and the teachers and parents couldnt be more excited at the impact it is making. If youre interested in giving your child the gift of a Christian education, it isnt too late to enroll. Vacancies are very limited in most grades, but we would love to talk with you about how an education from FCS is not only something that can impact your students mind, but also their heart. Please call the school ofce at 229-6707 for more information. The Lions Tale By BRAD BUCK UF/IFAS Special to The Star GAINESVILLE With the start of another school year, a University of Florida expert warns of a headscratching problem lice. September is Head Lice Prevention Month, and Rebecca Baldwin, a University of Florida entomology assistant professor, says opportunities abound for head lice to spread from person to person, but parents and children can do plenty to prevent or get rid of the bugs. Schools check for head lice check when students return in the fall, said Baldwin, a faculty member with UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Over the summer, many children attend camp, where they share equipment or have sleepovers at which there is headto-head contact. Children who have picked up lice at summer camp or from sleepovers will begin exhibiting symptoms of an infestation, which include headand neckscratching, nits on the hair shafts and seeing live lice. Head lice are specic to humans, so they cannot be picked up from, or transmitted, to pets. They dont jump or y, but can crawl. In fact, their legs are equipped with small claws that grasp onto hair shafts, Baldwin said. They can release their grip and fall to grasp another hair. This is why girls with long hair are more susceptible. They can also hitch a ride on caps, headphones or batting helmets, but they most commonly are transmitted through head-tohead contact, she said. The rst sign of head lice is usually noticing the eggs that are glued to the hair shaft. We call those eggs nits. That is where the term nitpicker comes from. Parents should inspect scalps and hair regularly to identify a head lice infestation before it spreads, she said. Hair should be inspected in sections and can be twisted and pinned out of the way once a section is complete. If one member of a family has head lice, all immediate family members and close friends should be inspected. To inspect, nd an area with a bright or natural light. When you part the hair, the live lice will crawl away from the light, so you can look for that movement and comb out the louse. Lice can only live about 24 hours without a human host, so there is no need to make a pesticide application to the home, classroom, or environment. For more information on head lice prevention, visit www.headlice. org or go to edis.ifas.u.edu/ pdfles/IN/IN26100.pdf. Source: Rebecca Baldwin, 352273-3974, email@example.com. Special to The Star Once again, free tutoring services are being offered to at the Washington Recreation Center by the NPSJ Youth Initiative for children in grades 1-7. Help with homework, reading and math skills are available from 3-5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday. Parents / Guardians will need to pick up and complete an enrollment form. You may contact Mrs. Likely or Mrs. Patten at 229-7808 for more information. Free tutoring by NPSJ Youth Initiative SP E C IAL TO T H E ST A R Dont call them Dazzling Dolphins anymore, this year at Port St. Joe Elementary School they are recognizing the Blue Dazzlers. And as the school year is just underway, there are plenty of dazzlers at PSJES. Special to The StarC lass R ing O rders: Sophomores will place their class ring orders today. C ollege and C areer Day will be Friday from 9 a.m. until lunch in the gymnasium. Fall P ictures: Fall pictures will be taken for all students in grades 7-11 on Friday, Sept. 19. P rogress R eports will be issued on Thursday, Sept. 18. Bridges is beginning their fall container garden. We have planted fall tomatoes, so far. Later we will plant cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, turnip greens, kale and other fall vegetables. Seniors will need to pay $80 on Sept. 23 which includes payment for their cap and gown, senior dues, and senior T-shirt. They will be called from Mr. Jardinas classes for the money to be collected. Please make all checks payable to Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. Yearbooks for 2014-15 school year are now on sale for $40. As always, books must be ordered and paid for in advance. No extras are orders. The $40 price is only available until Sept. 30. You can order from the school or online at www.jostens.com/ apps/store/productBrowse/1039206//2015-Yearbook/2014082804160881072/ CATALOG_SHOP/ Girls Basketball will have a bake sale on 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. ET Sept. 20 at the Piggly Wiggly. BLUE DAZZLERS Lice can be a head-scratcher
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Bo x 26 6 Po rt St Jo e, FL 32 45 7 At te nt io n: Bo bb i La ss it er 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL ( 850) 648.1151 www .livingwateratthebeach.com WEEKL Y SCHEDULE SUND AY 8:00 AM Wo rship at Sunset Pa rk (o n the sa nd) 10:00 AM Bible St udy at 1602 Hi gh wa y 98 MOND AY 7:00 PM Lif etr ee Ca f Join the Co nve rsation WEDNESD AY 10:00 AM 2:00 PM Op en House Co ee & Co nve rsation THURSD AY 6:30 PM Mi xe d Bible St udy To co ntac t wo rship leader : (850) 648.1151 or lw cpa st or@f ai rp oint .net SUNDA Y: Sunday School 9:15 Morning Wo rship 10:30 Evening Wo rship 5:00 1601 Long Av e Port St Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8691 WEDNESDA Y: Family Dinner 5:30 Prayer Meeting 6:30 Student Ministr y 6:30 Children s Ministr y / Choir 6:30 Adult Choir 7:30 MINISTR Y SCHEDULE www .f bcps j. or g www .fb cpsj .or g Bruce Hodge, Pa stor Dr Geof fre y Lentz Pa stor Bobbi Lassiter Minister to Fa milies Ann Comforter Dir ector of Music 1001 Constitution Dr 850.227.1724 www .psjumc.or g Sunday Schedule 9:00AM EST Wo rship on the Wa ter under the sails on St. Joseph Bay 11:00AM EST Sanctuary Service with Special Children s time. 9:15 a.m .................................................................................................. Pr ay er ser vic e 9:45 a.m ................................................................................................ Sunda y school 10:30 a.m .................................................................................. Fe llo ws hip br eakfast 11 a.m .................................................................................................. Wo rship ser vic e www .f ait hb ib le ps j. ne t 80 1 20 th St re et Po rt St Joe, Fl (8 50 ) 22 967 07 Mr. Lonnie Charles Wymes, Jr., age 38, of Wewahitchka went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, in Covenant Hospice at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pansy Wymes. He leaves to cherish her precious memories a wife, Jennene Goodman Wymes; his father, Deacon Lonnie C. Wymes, Sr. (Francis); children, Ashley and Alicia (Vante); grandchildren, Akiah Ami-yah, Azerial and Ireyonna; brother, Daniel M. Wymes; one sister, Daneysia R. Wymes; step-sister and brothers, Destinee McGhee, Kendell McGhee, Tyra McLoud and Christopher Mathis; aunts and uncles, Sammie Porter, Jr. (Ida), John Porter, Charles Porter (Susan), Pauline Jackson (Donald), Edna Washington (Louis) and Ernest Williams; brothers-in-law, James Ward (Gwen), Jeffrey Goodman and John Goodman III; godchildren, Khari, Patrick, DeAndre, Devonte, Ayana and Tiana; god sister and brother, Sarah Myers and Shane Hopkins; special greatniece Zabreya Faison; special friends Deacon Joe Martin and Jacci Wilson (Billy) and a host of cousins and friends. Home going celebration was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Wewahitchka with the Reverend Leon Jones, pastor, of ciating. He was laid to rest in the Buckhorn Cemetery in Wewahitchka under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville. Lonnie Charles Wymes, Jr. LONNIE CHARLES WYMES, JR. Alan Daryal Strickland 56, of Port St. Joe, Florida passed away Sept. 1, 2014, peacefully at his home. Alan was born May 8, 1958 in Columbus, Georgia to Daryal and Doris Sowell Strickland. He attended school in Port St. Joe and is a 1976 graduate. Alan became a well-known electrician in Gulf County. He married Paula Wingate in 1985 and they were married for 29 years. Alan was a very giving person. If anyone needed help he was always willing to lend that helping hand. He loved coaching Little League Baseball. He loved hunting and shing with his sons who will miss him very much. He is survived by his wife Paula Strickland of Port St. Joe; his son Cody Alan 28; his son Levi Sterling 21; his parents, Oliver Daryal and Doris Sowell Strickland; his brothers, Rex Strickland and wife Denise, Stacy Strickland and wife Laura; a very special mother-inlaw, Iduma Wingate; as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was be held in his honor 10 a.m. ET Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at Beach Baptist Chapel in St. Joe Beach. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Port St. Joe Dixie Youth Little League Baseball. Alan Daryal Strickland Special to The Star An open conversation about atheism will take place at 7 p.m. CT Monday, Sept. 15 at Lifetree Caf. The program, titled What Your Atheist Friend Wants You to Know: The Conversation No One Is Having, includes a lm featuring atheists honest insights about their beliefs and their experiences with people of faith. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Open conversation about atheism held at Lifetree Caf Highland View Baptist Homecoming The Highland View Baptist Church will hold its 34th annual Homecoming at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sept. 14. We will be celebrating 63 years of ministry and would like to extend an invitation to members, past members and anyone in our community to join us on this special day. Our former interim pastor, Bro. Larry DeMoss, will be our guest speaker and we will have several special music presentations. There will be a covered dish lunch in the Church Fellowship Hall following the service. The church is located at 310 Ling Street in Highland View. Annual Women Day celebration The annual Women Day celebration will be held at 3 p.m. ET on Sept. 14 at Victory Temple. Colors for the event are orange, white and silver and the speaker for the event will be Apostle Kilpatrick. Come out and be blessed with Pastor Elden Charles Gathers. Annual Fruit Harvest Worship at Zion Fair The City Wide Missionary Society of Port St. Joe will conduct is Annual Fruit Harvest Worship Services at Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 18. All citizens, churches, and organizations in the community are asked to support this program through your donations and attendance. Proceeds from this service are used for the Missions Thanksgiving holiday Out-reach Ministry. Womens Day at Philadelphia Primitive Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church will observe its Annual Womens Day on Sunday, Sept. 21. Guest messenger of the observance will be Sister Glenda Alexander, Pastor of Spirit of Pentecost Church Panama City, FL. The focal message for the 11 a.m. ET worship service is What God Has For Me and is promised to bring encouragement and spiritual growth to all in attendance. The church is located on Avenue D. OBITUARIES Faith BRIEFS
By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce on Tuesday arrested 12 individuals on drug charges during a daylong sweep. Sheriff Mike Harrison said Tuesday morning that some warrants were served early in the morning and by days end all suspects were in custody. Three of those arrested currently were either out on bond or in a courtordered drug treatment program on drug charges stemming from arrests earlier this year, including last month. The warrants served Tuesday stemmed from investigations by the GCSO Narcotics Unit, Harrison said. The suspects arrested were: Darren B. Evers, 38, of Pelican Walk in St. Joe Beach was arrested on two counts of sale of marijuana; Christopher B. Pugh, 33, of Long Avenue in Port St. Joe was arrested for two counts of sale of marijuana; Scott W. Burkett, 49, of Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe was arrested for sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church; Christopher E. Linton, 38, of Old Transfer Road in Wewahitchka was arrested for sale of meth; Warren L. Grif n, 42, of Canning Drive in Wewahitchka was arrested for sale of meth within 1,000 feet of a park, sale of meth within 1,000 feet of a church and two counts of unlawful use of a two-way communication device; Brandi E. Brogdon, 35, of Morgan Road in Wewahitchka was arrested as a principle to the sale of meth; Travis L. Whit eld, 28, Red Bull Island Drive in Wewahitchka was arrested for sale of meth and unlawful use of a two-way communication device; Brenda G. Gortman, 59, Red Bull Street in Wewahitchka was arrested on eight counts of possession of a controlled substance; Marcus L. Cain Jr., 46, of Our Town Road in Wewahitchka was arrested for being a principle to the sale of meth; Mary K. McFarlane, 53, of Johnson Lane in Wewahitchka was arrested for sale of meth within 1,000 feet of a park and unlawful use of a two-way communication device; Christan R. Moses, 30, of Canning Drive in Wewahitchka was arrested for sale of meth within 1,000 feet of a park and unlawful use of a two-way communication device; Darrell L. Vann, 40, of Woodmere Drive in Wewahitchka was arrested for being a principle to the sale of meth. McFarlane was arrested in June on charge of traf cking in hydrocodone and was out on $25,000 bond. Brogdon was in a drug offender program after being arrested in March on several charges related to meth. Gortman was arrested last month on multiple drug charges and was out on bond. All suspects were in custody awaiting rst appearance on Wednesday. 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 88336 -16 15 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 5 0 ) 87 26 1 5 5 Gr eat vs other Dent al pr ov iders 20144-4-T4 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 Law Enforcement The Star| B5 Thursday, September 11, 2014 Arrest REPORT LAW ENFORCEMENT SUMMARY SEPT. 1-7 On Monday, Sept. 1, the Gulf County Sheriffs Of ce received a 911 call regarding an unknown disturbance in the 100 block of Johnson Lane in Wewahitchka. Deputy J. Oquendo responded to the location. After the initial investigation into the complaint, contact was made with Michael D. Ward (46) who was advised by Deputy Oquendo not to return to the residence at the request of the owner. Ward was reported to be in an intoxicated state. Shortly after Deputy Oquendo had cleared the call and returned to service, the GCSO received another call stating Ward had returned to the residence. Ward was arrested and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. He was charged with trespass and disorderly intoxication. Ward was rst appeared and given a $1,000 bond. The bond was posted on Sept. 5 and Ward was released. On Sept. 1, Deputy G. Desrosier responded to the 500 block of South Second Street in Wewahitchka after the GCSO received a 911 call regarding a domestic disturbance. The investigation into the complaint resulted in the arrest of Jerry E. Holmes (27) and Seth W. Nelson (19). Both subjects were charged with domestic battery. Holmes and Nelson were transported to the GCDF where they were later rst appeared and conditionally released the following day. On Wednesday, Sept. 3, the GCSO received a complaint regarding the violation of an injunction for protection. Sgt. J. Williams responded to the 6900 block of Blossom Hill Road in Howard Creek to make contact with the complainant. It was determined an injunction was violated. Sgt. Williams completed an application for a warrant, which was obtained and served on Justin M. Benore (21). Benore was arrested and served the warrant on Friday, Sept. 5. He was rst appeared and released the following day on a $500 bond. On Sept. 3, Deputy B. Smith responded to the 300 block of East River Road in Wewahitchka in reference to a suspicious person eeing from the side of a residence. The complainant reported the subject was a white male wearing a grey R-shirt and blue jeans. The male was about 5 11 to 6 in height and heavy set with a tattoo on his right forearm. It appeared the subject attempted to gain entry into a shed located in the back yard of the residence. On Thursday, Sept. 4, Deputy J. Hanson conducted a traf c stop in the 400 block of State Road (SR) 71 South in Wewahitchka. When contact was made with the driver, Michael D. Harrell (38), it was discovered Harrell was knowingly operating the vehicle on a suspended license. Harrell was placed under arrest. During an inventory of the vehicle, prior to it being towed from the scene, a vial was located next to the drivers seat that contained an oxycodone pill and marijuana. Harrell did not possess a prescription for the oxycodone. He was transported to the GCDF and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while license suspended/revoked. Harrell was rst appeared and released the following day on a $3,000 bond. On Sept. 4, Dominik N. Roberts reported to the GCSO to register as a sexual offender in Gulf County. Roberts permanent address is 448 North Third Street in Wewahitchka. She is 502 with black hair and blue eyes. More information is available on the Florida Department of Law Enforcements Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators webpage. On Friday, Sept. 5, Sgt. R. Burkett served two warrants on John M. Richter (44) at the GCDF. Richter originally was arrested in Harrison County, Miss., and held for the GCSO. He was extradited back to Gulf County on warrants for failure to appear on his original charge of domestic battery and violation of probation on his original charge of driving while license suspended/revoked. Richter accepted a plea from the Of ce of State Attorney and was sentenced. He was released the same day. On Saturday, Sept. 6, Sgt. J. Williams and Deputy G. Desrosier arrested Joseph T. Adkison (22) in the 3800 block of SR 71 South in Wewahitchka. Adkison was wanted by the Jackson County Sheriffs Of ce for kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated stalking, aggravated assault and domestic battery. He was booked into the GCDF and held for the JCSO. From Sept. 1-7 the Communications Division at the GCSO logged a total of 40 calls for the Port St. Joe Police Department, 46 calls for EMS, 13 calls for other departments/agencies and 5 calls for Gulf County Animal Control. From September 1 st through September 7 th the GCSO logged the following department activity: Security/Zone Checks, 245; Civil Paper Service, 52; Traf c Stop, 28; Field Contact, 18; Traf c Accident, 8; Request for Security Checks, 5; Information, 4; Sexual Offender Reregistration, 4; Special Detail, 4; Welfare Check, 4; Noise Disturbance, 3; Unknown Disturbance, 3; Suspicious Person, 3; Suspicious Vehicle, 3; Wanted Person, 3; Warrant Arrest, 3; Funeral Escort, 2; Mentally Ill, 2; Prowler/Trespass, 2; Reckless Driver, 2; Abandoned Vehicle, 1; Alarm, 1; Battery, 1; Contact message, 1; Criminal Mischief, 1; Deceased Person, 1; Disorderly Intox, 1; Disabled Motor Vehicle, 1; Domestic Disturbance, 1; Verbal Disturbance, 1; Grass Fire, 1; Fraud, 1; Hit and Run, 1. GULF COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE GCSO drug sweep nets 12 suspects Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR
Local B6 | The Star Thursday, September 11, 2014 4518839 PUBLIC NO TICE A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Dev elopment Re view Boar d (PDRB) on Monday September 15, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. EST and at the Boar d of County Commissioner s (BOCC) meeting on Tu esday September 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. EST Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Ro om at the Ro bert M. Moor e Administr ation Building 1000 Cecil G. Co st in Sr Bl vd ., Po rt St. Jo e, Fl orida. Th e public hearings will be to discuss and act on the follo wing: 1. Va riance Ro nald M. Je nne Tr ustee Pa rc el ID #06365-001R Section 36, To wnship 8 South, Ra ng e 12 We st Gulf side Wh ite Sands Driv e (Cape San Blas Shor es) 10 ro ad setback to meet DEP 2. Va riance Char les & Mary Dinatale Pa rc el ID #06287125R Section 22, To wnship 9 South, Ra ng e 11 We st Ju bilation Subdivision 6 setback for new stair s. 3. Va riance Seaw ater s, LL C. -P ar cel ID #06345-820R Section 25, To wnship 8 South, Ra ng e 12 We st Secluded Dunes Driv e Re quest a 6 boar dw alk within beach access easement. 4. Va riance Brian Re illy Pa rc el ID #06364-004R Section 36, To wnship 8 South, Ra ng e 12 We st Gulf side Wh ite Sands Driv e (Cape San Blas Shor es) 10 ro ad setback to meet DEP 5. County Dev elopment Re gulations and Po licies A. RV Or dinance discussion B. Zoning discussion 6. Staff Public and Open Discussion Th e public is encour ag ed to attend and be hear d on these matter s. Information prior to the meeting can be view ed at the Planning Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr Blv d., Ro om 311. To learn ho w yo u can suppor t our commun ity s univ ersity contact Ma ry Be th Lo vingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblo email@example.com. FL ORIDA ST AT E UNIVE RSIT Y PA NAMA CIT Y THE CA MP AIGN FOR OUR CO MM UNIT Y S UN IVERS IT Y En do wment for To morr ow s Jo bs $4 ,500 ,0 00 $500 ,0 00 $1,500 ,0 00 $2,500 ,0 00 $3 ,500 ,0 00 $4 ,500 ,0 00 $0 $1, 000 ,0 00 $2, 000 ,0 00 $3 ,0 00 ,0 00 $4 ,0 00 ,0 00 $5 ,0 00 ,0 00 GO AL DUCKS from page B1 We are blessed to have the com munity support, Jarosz said. For the tourists and the community, we want them to know there is a place they can go if they have trouble. Jarosz said many snowbirds and other tourists volunteer at the hospital. They do it at home and they want to give back, Jarosz said. It is easy to forget how special some of the things we have are, Jarosz said. Those snowbirds remind us. They tell us that not all com munities have a hospital like we do. They say not all communities have the kind of nice people that are here. Ducks may be adopted for the Duck Derby with a donation of $10 for three ducks, $15 for six, or $25 for a ock of 12. To get your ducks in a row to swim in this race, please visit the hospitals gift shop or adopt online at www.duckderbysa credheart.com. To learn more about sponsor ship of the Duck Derby, please visit online www.duckderbysacredheart. com or contact Jarosz at 229-1531. For information on Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, please visit www.sacred-heart.org/gulf. EDUCATION from page B1 implementation of strate gies that have a proven re cord of improving student achievement, Expansion of an existing program to im pact more students, funding educational projects that are not funded by any other means and the purchase of materials, equipment, or supplies to enhance an ex isting program. During the 2011-2012 school year grants from the foundation brought several new additions to Port St. Joe schools which included a reading center for rstgrade classrooms, a sub scription to Scholastic Scope Magazine for all sixth-grade students, 25 Kindle e-readers for fth-graders on which to read classic literature, along with helping to fund recy cling programs, software upgrades and eld trips. In Wewahitchka schools the foundation helped bring a performance from a poet ry troupe, technological im provements to the algebra lab, reading lab upgrades and Apple iPads for special needs students. Earlier in the year, the Education Foundation worked with Duke Energy to install an array of 10,000 kilo watt solar panels at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. Not only does the $200,000 installation supply the school with eight to 12 hours of power a day, but also acts as a teaching tool for science labs to help students under stand how solar power works along with its many practical applications. Last month the founda tion awarded Cindy Phil lips, a fth-grade teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary School with a $15,000 grant to incorporate a LEGObased robotics class into her curriculum. Phillips plans to imple ment the program this year and said she is excited to bring something new and exciting to the classroom. Its better than a science fair because you see these robots performing different activities, Phillips said. Its more interactive. Pickels said that appli cations from Gulf County go head-to-head with those from 35 other counties in the state of Florida. Pickels said that STEM (Science, Tech nology, Engineering and Math) related grants are given further consideration. We look at the grants as a way of developing areas where we have document ed evidence of a potential shortfall in those STEM in terests, Pickels said. With these grants we hope to en courage students to consid er career elds in the STEM areas. Once all applications have been received the Education Foundation Board of Direc tors in Gulf County, com prised of area business and civic leaders, rank the proj ects and must travel to St. Petersburg to pitch them to the Education Foundations senior executive team. At the meeting Pickels and his fellow directors pitch the projects one-by-one and get immediate feedback on whether or not it will receive funding. For those that do, Pickels said he gets to make a hap py phone call and deliver a giant check. For those who dont make the cut they are invited to reapply again the following year. Theyre looking for the most qualied applications, Pickels said. They want programs that will inspire and engage students. Pickels said the Florida Education Foundation does no local fundraising but stays engaged and involved as it looks for opportunities to better partner with its own community. Teachers seeking more information on applying for the grants should visit www. efgc.org. GRADUATION from page B1 Rafe tickets to win the SUV are currently being sold for $5, or ve tickets $20. Project Graduation will sell tick ets from a tent at the Florida Scallop and Music Festival this weekend. Tickets are also available for purchase from any Wewahitchka senior or at Richs IGA, Centennial Bank and Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union. The drawing, which is open to the public, will be held on Dec. 20 following the Christmas parade in downtown Wewahitchka. The win ner does not need to be present, but they will have to be a licensed driver. Over the next four months the vehicle will make the rounds at community events and football games with signage promoting Project Graduation. All proceeds from the rafe will go directly toward covering ex penses 2015 Project Graduation cel ebration. This year, seniors voted to celebrate at Fusion Fitness Center in Panama City, which boasts an in door basketball court, soccer eld and concert venue. Project Graduation is a fantas tic concept, said Jay Bidwell, prin cipal of Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School. Besides allowing these students one last night of fellowship as a class, Project Graduation also provides an atmosphere minus any controlled substances and without any late-night driving. Basically, project graduation is a more social, much safer way to celebrate one of the most memo rable moments in a young persons life and our school staff wholeheart edly supports this venture. To get students excited to raise money, Barrier brought the class out to see the vehicle, which was met with a hubbub of enthusiasm, excitement and plans if they them selves were the lucky winners of the wheels. I would be thrilled to have the car go to a student, Barrier said. The teachers tell me how well be haved this class of seniors is. WES LOCHER | The Star Seniors are currently selling rafe tickets. The drawing will be held at the Wewahitchka holiday celebration in December.
Special to The Star People Magazine has a Top Ten list, as does countless other publica tions and TV shows. Add to that mix Duke Energy Florida, with our own top 10 energy saving tips de rived from decades of en ergy-efciency expertise. Duke Energy Floridas top 10 energy saving tips include: 10. Regulate your ther mostat. For optimal sav ings, keep your thermo stat at 78 degrees or high er in warmer months and 70 degrees or lower during cooler months. Adhering to the adjust ments year-round could save more than $175 in energy costs. 9. Seal leaks. Use weather stripping our caulk to seal around doors and windows and install inexpensive gaskets under electrical outlets to obstruct leaks. Repair leaky ducts and reduce cooling and heating costs by a third. 8. Make the switch. American could collec tively save more than $8 billion a year by replac ing their ve most-used light xtures with En ergy Star qualied prod ucts. In addition to using 75 percent energy than incandescent bulbs, compact uorescent bulbs generate less heat and last 10 times longer. 7. Perform routine maintenance. Indoors, clean or change the lters in your air condition or heating sys tem monthly. Outdoors, keep your pool pump and lter in good repair. Keep drains free of debris to prevent overworking your pump and increasing en ergy use. 6. Adjust your wa ter heater. Dropping the temperature from 140 to 120 degrees could save about $25 a year. A set ting of 120 degrees is suf cient for most household needs. 5. Insulate. Many ar eas of your home can benet from insulation. Wrap the rst six feet of pipes connected to your water heater and add an insulation blanket to your water heater to keep heat in more effec tively. Upgrade your attic insulation to the recom mended level of R30. Out doors, use a pool cover to help reduce heat loss caused by evaporation and limit debris in the pool a move that will also re duce necessary ltration cycles. 4. Opt for energy-ef cient appliances. Look for the Energy Guide label for signicant sav ings. A new energyefcient refrigerator may use 75 percent less energy than your older model. Not ready to re place large appliances? When purchasing a new television, consider Energy Star qualied models which are up to 40 percent more efcient. 3. Reduce pump cycles. Limit pool cycles to four to six hours each day in the summer and three hours per day in the winter. Follow this guideline to reduce your pools annual electric consumption by up to 60 percent and ex tend the pumps life in the process. 2. Consolidate. The ex tra refrigerator in your garage or utility room is costing you. Combine your food and drinks into one indoor refrigerator and save up to $20 per month. Keeping a fully stocked, but not over stuffed, fridge and freezer also is great way to save energy and money. 1. Get a Home Energy Check. Contact Duke En ergy Florida for a no-cost home energy check. The check provides custom ized energy-saving advice and determines your eligi bility for valuable rebates toward energy-efcient home improvements. The service can be per formed over the phone, online or in person, where an energy adviser will ad dress energy-saving op portunities specic to your home. A home energy check is a prerequisite to all Duke Energy Flori da rebates for energyefcient home improvements. To sign up for a nocost home energy check, or to view more than 100 energy-saving tips, visit www.dukeenergy.com or call 877-574-0340. Local The Star| B7 Thursday, September 11, 2014 NO TI CE OF BU DG ET HE AR IN G Th e Ci ty of We wa hi tc hk a ha s te nt at iv el y ad op te d a bu dge t fo r 20 14 -2 01 5. A pu bl ic he ar in g to mak e a FI NAL DE CI SI ON on th e bu dg et AN D TA XE S wi ll be he ld on : Mo nd ay Se pte mb er 15 20 14 6: 00 pm Ce nt ra l Ti me at We wa hi tc hk a Ci ty Hal l 10 9 So ut h 2 St ree t We wa hi tc hk a, FL 32 46 5 Th e Ci ty of We wa hi tc hk a Bo ar d of Ci ty Co mm is si on er s wi ll ho ld a PU BL IC HE AR IN G AN D FI NA L RE AD IN G OF OR DI NAN CE NO 20 14 -1 17 2L on Mo nda y, Se pt em be r 22 20 14 at 6: 45 pm ce nt ra l ti me to co ns id er ad op ti on of an or din an ce wi th th e fo ll ow in g ti t le to wi t: OR DI NAN CE NO 20 14 -1 17 2L AN OR DI NAN CE OF TH E CIT Y OF WE WA HI TC HK A RE STR IC TI NG TH E PR ES EN CE OF HOR SE S ON CE RT AI N CI TY PR OP ER TY WI TH OU T A PE RM IT PR OV ID IN G FOR IS SU AN CE OF A PE RM IT PR OV ID IN G FOR PE NA LT IE S, PR OV ID IN G FOR SE VE RA BI LIT Y, AN D PR OV ID IN G FOR AN EF FE CT IV E DA TE Top 10 energy-saving tips from Duke Energy
Local B8 | The Star Thursday, September 11, 2014 Tr ades & Ser vi ces 45 16 04 2 19 Ye ar s of Se rv ic e! 229-13 24 B a r l o w W a t e r S e r v i c e s WE LL DR IL LI NG De ep or Sh all ow We ll s Pu mp Sal es &R ep air VET OW NE D (8 50 ) 63 993 55 (8 50 ) 81 474 54 ST AT EL ICE NSE D& IN SUR ED Africanized bee rst responders meeting set Special to The Star The Gulf County Cooperative Extension Service will sponsor an interactive video rst responders meeting. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. CST Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Gulf County Extension Ofce at 232 East Lake Ave. All Gulf County Beekeepers and anyone who is considered to be a rst responder in emergencies or disaster cases are cordially invited. Dr. Bill Kern, UF/IFAS entomologist and state specialist beekeeper, will be the speaker. For more information, call the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200. Study: Gulf anglers could get millions after BP oil spill By BRAD BUCK Special to The Star GAINESVILLE Recreation al anglers who normally sh in the Gulf lost up to $585 million from lost shing op portunities in the year of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and could be entitled to compensation, according to a new University of Florida study. After a disaster such as an oil spill, trustees which could include federal, state or tribal authorities often attempt to secure nancial compensation from those responsible. In the Gulf oil spill, those monies would not go back to individual shermen, but in stead might fund ecosystem improvements or to stock more sh in the Gulf on the shermens behalf, said UF food and resource econom ics professor Sherry Larkin. In December 2012, BP agreed to pay $2.3 billion to commercial shermen, seafood boat captains and crew, seafood vessel owners and oyster leaseholders, but trustees have yet to seek compensation on behalf of recreational shermen. These are sizable losses borne by recreational users of publicly owned resourc es, said Larkin, an Institute of Food and Agricultural Sci ences faculty member. Be cause the oil spill affected thousands of square miles of sheries, trustees could try to compensate for every one who uses the Gulf in the future, Larkin said. The study covers shing areas off the coasts of Loui siana to Florida and up to North Carolina. In the case of Florida, following the oil spill, sh ermen who normally might have gone to Pensacola, for example, would either not sh or might instead head to the Atlantic Coast, Larkin said. UF/IFAS researchers used an economic formula that uses the cost of access ing a recreational activity, primarily travel costs, to as sess the activitys value. Researchers studied three types of anglers: those who shed from shore, those who piloted private or rental boats offshore and those who paid for guide boats to take them shing. They assigned an economic value for each of the three types of trips. The researchers found that anglers shing from shore and those that hire shing guides lost the most, an average of $29.65 and $34.27 per trip, perhaps be cause they are less able to change their shing condi tions as compared to those who pilot their own boats, who lost the least at $2.23 per trip. The study also found that private and rental boat users were affected dif ferently, some substantially but others not much. Larkin and her col leagues took data collected from interviews with salt water anglers by NOAAs Marine Recreational Infor mation Program, which reg ularly surveys anglers on their catch. Each year about 40 million trips are taken in the U.S. Southeast. The UF researchers used about 70,000 sh ing trips each year for ve years, 2006 to 2010, to learn how each type of anglers changed their shing trips to avoid closures in federal sheries following the oil spill. They arrived at the $585 million gure by mul tiplying the per-trip losses for each type of trip by the number of affected shing trips, which was assumed to be for the year as if anglers could re-plan their trips to avoid closures, Larkin said. The UF study is the rst research study to estimate recreational shing losses following such a large oil spill. The study authors em phasize their model only de picts losses for recreational shermen, not commercial shermen, hotels, restau rants, retail establishments that lost money after the BP oil spill. It also doesnt mea sure ecosystem losses. The study appeared on line July in the Journal of En vironmental Management. Equine teeth oating clinic scheduled for Sept. 23-24 Special to The Star The Gulf County Exten sion Service will sponsor an Equine Teeth Floating Clinic, for equine owners in Gulf County. Rodney Rowels of Ocala will be the guest equine dentist. He will inspect equine teeth, and if they need den tal work done, it will cost a minimum of $75 per equine (horse, ponies, jacks, Jen nies, etc.). The clinic will start Sept. 23 and end Sept. 24. For more information, call the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200. Duke Energy reminds to guard against fraudulent activity Special to The Star As scammers continue to target the customers of util ity service providers across the country, Duke Energy is reminding its customers not to fall victim to fraudulent activity. Unfortunately, we con tinue to receive reports across our service areas of individuals impersonating Duke Energy employees to steal money from our cus tomers, said Gayle Lanier, Duke Energys senior vice president of customer ser vices. Our customers can protect themselves by know ing the signs of fraudulent activity. Based on current events, here are the most prevalent scams reported from Duke Energys service areas: Phone Payment Scam Un der this long-running scam, a customer receives an un solicited phone call from an individual who falsely claims to be a Duke En ergy representative. The scammer warns that Duke Energy will disconnect the customers electric service if the customer fails to make a payment usually within a short timeframe: The thief instructs the customer to purchase a Green Dot or other branded pre-paid debit card widely available at retail stores then call him or her back to supposedly make a payment to Duke Energy. The scammer asks the customer for the prepaid debit cards receipt num ber and PIN number, which grants instant access to the cards funds. Some of these criminals also use caller ID spoong to replicate Duke Energys customer ser vice number. They can also become aggressive when questioned about the le gitimacy of their calls, and some specically target Spanish-speaking custom ers, restaurants and other small businesses. In reality, Duke Energy never asks or requires cus tomers who have delinquent accounts to purchase a prepaid debit card to avoid electric service disconnec tion. Customers can make payments online, by phone, automatic bank draft, mail or in person. Duke Energy customers who have delin quent accounts also receive notications from the com pany before electric service disconnection never just a single notication one hour before disconnection. Email phishing scam Duke Energy customers have re ported receiving statements via email that claim their energy bill is due or past due: These emails, not con nected to Duke Energys Paperless Billing program, instructs customers to click on a link to pay their bill. Clicking on the link could re sult in downloading a virus onto the recipients com puter or theft of personal information. Customers should avoid clicking links or download ing attachments from busi nesses or individuals they do not know, and contact Duke Energy directly to discuss their account. In-person visits Some customers have reported re ceiving in-person visits from individuals falsely claiming to be employed by Duke Energy: Occasionally, Duke En ergy may send employees or authorized contractors to a customers home or busi ness to perform meter work or some other service. If you ever question whether a per son is a legitimate represen tative of Duke Energy, con tact the company directly to verify the identity of the per son and reason for the visit. In some instances, repre sentatives from private com panies might be working in an area on behalf of Duke Energy. If these individu als do not have an ofcial identication card, ask for their name and reason for the visit, and then contact Duke Energy to verify the information. Customers should never allow anyone into their home unless they have veried the persons identity, or have scheduled the visit through Duke Energy in advance. Duke Energy employ ees do not collect payment from customers in the eld. Customers should make payments only through the companys authorized pay ment channels: online, by phone, automatic bank draft, mail or in person. Duke Energy urges customers who suspect or experience fraud or feel threatened during contact with one of these thieves, to contact local authorities. Florida customers should call 800-700-8744.
CLASSIFIEDSThursday, September 11, 2014 The Star | B9 33585S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank As Custodian for Caz Creek FL, 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. 710 Application No. 2014-35 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No: 03130-005R Description of Property: Lot 9, Block D, Money Bayou Subdivision, a subdivision as per plat or map thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 49, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Kevin Strickland 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 1st day of October, 2014. Dated this 25th day of August, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 2014 33583S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank As Custodian for Caz Creek FL, 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. 1071 Application No. 2014-37 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No: 04154-000R Description of Property: Lots Two (2) and Four (4), Block Thirty-Two (32), Port St. Joe Beach Unit No. Two (2), as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 6 in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida, same being located in Fractional Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West. Name in which assessed: Kenneth James Todd Gould, 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 1st day of October, 2014. Dated this 25th day of August, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 2014 33601S IN THE CIRCUIT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 14-45PR IN RE: THE ESTATE OF MAMIE P. HARPER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MAMIE P. HARPER, Deceased, File Number 14-45PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmature, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 28, 2014. PETITIONER: Donna Kimberly Williams, ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: Jeremy T.M. Novak Novak Law Offices 402 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Phone: (850) 229-4700 Fax: (850) 229-1148 September 4, 11, 2014 33587S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank As Custodian for Caz Creek FL, 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. 266 Application No. 2014-36 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No: 01369-110R Description of Property: BEGINNING at a St. Joe Paper Company Monument marking the SE Corner of Section 35, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 86 Degrees 39 Minutes 48 Seconds West, along the South boundary line of said Section 35, for 228.13 feet to a point on the Easterly R/W line of State Road No. 71; then turn right along said R/W line along the arc of a curve to the left which has a radius of 4384.04 feet and a central angle of 05 Degrees 10 Minutes 23 Seconds, for an arc length of 395.82 feet; thence leaving said R/W line run North 85 Degrees 55 Minutes 02 Seconds East for 634.98 feet; thence South 03 Degrees 21 Minutes 05 Seconds East for 390.04 feet; thence South 85 Degrees 55 Minutes 02 Seconds West for 484.24 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said land lying and being in Sections 35 and 36, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and having an area of 261,338.22 square feet or 6.00 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT that Deeded to Ladora L. Mombi, as per Deed recorded in O.R. Book 237, Page 267, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida Name in which assessed: Donna K. Nickell 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 1st day of October, 2014. Dated this 25th day of August, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 2014 33609S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, REBECCA L. NORRIS, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, will on September 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in the Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real property situated in Gulf County, Florida: REAL PROPERTY Parcel 1: Lot 61, JUBILATION, PHASE II, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 12, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. And Parcel 2: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 16, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence North 000530 East for 143.23 feet to the Southerly right of way line of County Road No. 30 which is a curve concave to the North and having a radius of 5645.54 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curving right of way line for an arc distance of 476.14 feet, said arc having a chord of 476.00 feet bearing North 662723 East; thence North 640225 East along said right of way line for 309.34 feet to the P. C. of a curve in said right of way line concave to the Southeast and having a radius of 1112.05 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curving right of way line for an arc distance of 444.92 feet, said arc having a chord of 441.96 feet bearing North 753007 East; thence North 865749 East along said right of way line for 401.19 feet to the P. C. of a curve in said right of way line concave to the North and having a radius of 5762.28 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curving right of way line for an arc distance of 1154.36 feet, said arc having a chord of 1152.43 feet bearing North 811329 East; thence North 752908 East along said right of way line for 1635.70 feet; thence North 755520 East along said right of way line for 307.80 feet to the point of beginning; thence continue North 755520 East along said right of way line for 100.00 feet; thence South 140440 East for 650.02 feet, more or less, to the edge of the marsh; thence Northwesterly along edge of said marsh for 150.00 feet, more or less, to a point on a line that bears South 140440 East from the point of beginning; thence North 140440 West for 504.59 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. Containing 1.3 acres, more or less. Together with all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, all water and riparian rights, ditches, and water stock and all existing and future improvements, structures, fixtures, and replacements that may now, or at any time in the future be part of the real estate described above. pursuant to the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure ( in rem only ) in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM G. CLAYTON; VALERIE S. CLAYTON; JUBILATION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. and the docket number of which is: 2014 CA 00034 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 with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact 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 or email ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts.org WITNESS my hand and the official seal of the Honorable Court this 25th day of August, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk September 4, 11, 2014 33611S IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION CASE NO.: 5:13-cv-00162 CADENCE BANK, N.A., as successor-in-interest by merger to Superior Bank, N.A., as successor-in-interest to Superior Bank, FSB, by asset acquisition from the FDIC as receiver for Superior Bank, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. APEX DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a limited liability company, GEORGE STEPHENS NEWMAN, JR., an individual, JOSEPH PATRICK FERRELL, an individual, JOHN Z. FERRELL, an individual CARRAWAY BAY PLANTATION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, a Florida non-profit corporation, OCEAN PLANTATION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, HIDE-A-WAY AT LAKE POWELL HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., A Florida non-profit corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF U.S. MARSHALS SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Amended Final Default and Summary Judgment directed to me by the U.S. District Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned United States Marshal or any of his duly authorized deputies, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 2001, et seq., will sell the property having the legal description of: EXHIBIT A Newman F errell Property: A parcel of land lying and being in Section 18. Township 9 South, Range 11 West. Gulf County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 9 South Range 11 West. Gulf County, Florida; thence North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary of Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, 1341.09 feet to the Southwesterly boundary of the 100 foot right of way of State Road No. 30-B; thence Southeasterly along said right of way boundary the following six courses and distances: thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East, 1642.44 feet to a point of curve to the left: thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve having a radius of 11426.79 feet, a central angle of 02 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds, an arc length of 427.29 feet; thence South 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds Eastl 171.69 feet to a point of curve to the right: thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve, having a radius of 11415.15 feet: a central angle of 05 degrees 18 minutes 49 seconds an arc length of 1058.64 feet: thence South 20 degrees 14 minutes 55 seconds East 3017.88 feet to the Point of Beginning: thence continue South 20 degrees 14 minutes 55 seconds East. 102.00 feet: thence leaving said Southwest right of way boundary, South 69 degrees 45 seconds 05 minutes West, 264.15 feet: thence North 20 degrees 14 minutes 55 seconds West. 101.83 feet: thence North 69 degrees 45 minutes 05 seconds East, 264.15 feet to the Point of Beginning, said lands containing 0.62 acres, more or less. Together with a 5 Pedestrian Access Easement a 5.00 foot wide parcel of land lying and being in Section 18, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, lying 2.50 feet on each side of the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida: thence North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary of Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, 1341.09 feet to the Southwesterly boundary of the 100 foot right of way of State Road No. 30-E thence Southeasterly along said right of way boundary the following six courses and distances: thence South 23 degrees 25 minuets 11 seconds East, 1642.44 feet to a point of curve to the left; thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve having a radius of 11426.79 feet: a central angle of 02 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds an arc length of 427.29 feet: thence South 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds East 1711.69 feet to a point of curve to the right: thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve, having a radius of 11415.15 feet: a central angle of 05 degrees 18 minuets 49 second, an arc length of 1058.64 feet: thence South 20 degrees 14 minutes 55 seconds East, 3017.88 feet; thence continue South 20 degrees 14 minutes 55 seconds East, 102.00 feet: thence leaving said Southwest right of way boundary; South 69 degrees 45 minutes 05 seconds West, 548.30 feet: thence North 20 degrees 14 minuets 55 seconds West, 5083 feet to the Point of Beginning of this centerline; thence South 69 degrees 45 minutes 05 seconds West 315.14 feet more or less to a point on the mean high water line of the Gulf of Mexico. Said point being the Point of Termination of this centerline. Together with an ingress/egress/Utility Easement: A parcel of land lying and being in Section 18. Township 9 South. Range 11 West. Gulf County. Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence North 00 degrees 04 minutes 21 seconds East, along the West boundary of Section 6, Township 9 South. Range 11 West, 1341.09 feet to the Southwesterly boundary of the 100 foot right of way of State Road No. 30-E; thence Southeasterly along said right of way boundary the following six courses and distances: thence South 23 degrees 25 minutes 11 seconds East, 1642.44 feet to a point of curve to the left; thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve having a radius of 11426.79 feet, a central angle of 02 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds for an arc length of 427.29 feet; thence South 25 degrees 33 minutes 44 seconds East. 1711.69 feet to a point of curve to the right; thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve having a radius of 11415.15 feet, a central angle of 05 degrees 18 minutes 49 seconds for an arc length of 1058.64 feet: thence South 20 degrees 14 minutes 55 seconds East 3017.88 feet: thence continue South 20 degrees 14 minutes 55 seconds East, 82.00 feet to the Point of Beginning: thence continue South 20 degrees 14 minuets 55 seconds East, 20.00 feet: thence leaving said right of way boundary, South 69 degrees 45 minutes 05 seconds West 548.30 feet; thence North 20 degrees 14 minutes 55 seconds West. 60.81 feet; thence North 69 degrees 45 minutes 05 seconds East. 15.00 feet: thence South 20 degrees 14 minuets 55 seconds East, 40.84 feet: thence North 69 degrees 45 minutes 05 seconds East, 533.30 feet to the Point of Beginning. together with all appurtenances thereto and all improvements thereon, at public auction at the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on the 15th day of October, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. EST. The terms of the sale shall be certified funds, with ten percent (10%) of the successful bid to be deposited with the undersigned by the successful bidder upon the property being struck off to him; the balance of the successful bid shall be due and payable in the office of the undersigned at 111 N. Adams Street, Suite 277, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, within fortyeight (48) hours following conclusion of the sale. The plaintiff reserves the right to bid on the above property and apply the indebtedness of the defendant to any bid so made. Any questions should be directed to Allison C. Doucette, Esquire at (813) 273-5616. Ed Spooner United States Marshal September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014 33615S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14-62-CA DIRECT PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER LOGAN JOHNSON, ANA DAVIS JOHNSON, RBC BANK F/K/A RBC CENTURA BANK, SURFSIDE ESTATES OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO CHRISTOPHER LOGAN JOHNSON and ANA DAVIS JOHNSON: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action seeking to quiet title in the property located in Gulf County, Florida, and more particularly described as follows: LOT 23: Commence at the Intersection of the South right of way line of County Road No. 30-E (having a 100 ft. right of way) and the West right of way line of Beach Avenue (having a 60 ft. right of way); thence South 83 degrees 30 minutes 17 seconds West along said South right of way line for 386.74 feet; thence leaving said south right of way line South 00 degrees 51 minutes 50 seconds West for 449.75 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 00 degrees 51 minutes 50 seconds West for 89.95 feet; thence South 83 degrees 30 minutes 17 seconds West for 122.08 feet to the East right of way line of Moonrise Avenue, thence North 00 degrees 51 minutes 50 seconds East along said East right of way line for 89.95 feet; thence leaving said East right of way line North 83 degrees 30 minutes 17 seconds East for 122.08 feet to the Point of Beginning. ALSO being described as Lot 23, as shown on that certain Plat of Surfside Estates, Phase II as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 46, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. (hereafter the Property). has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on GARVIN B. BOWDEN, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A., 1300 Thomaswood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, within 30 days of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED: August 22, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014 33621S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 12000120 CAAXMX ONEWEST BANK, Plaintiff vs UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF HAZEL MILLERGREN AKA HAZEL L. MILLERGREN. et. al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: CAROL ANN MILLERGREN and NILS ANDREW MILLERGREN whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 17, SAWMILL ESTATES-UNIT I, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE (S) 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court at Gulf County, Florida, this 27th day of August, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, & SCHNEID, P.L. 6409 CONGRESS AVE. SUITE 100 BOCA RATON, FL 33487 PRIMARY EMAIL: MAIL@RASFLAW.COM September 4, 11, 2014 33641S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-CA-168 AMY OSWALT, as Personal Representative for the Estate of ELIZABETH PERRYMAN, deceased, Plaintiff, vs. GREDAN DEVELOPMENT, INC., a Florida corporation, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment against GREDAN DEVELOPMENT, INC., entered on the 21st day of August, 2014, I will sell a public sale, to the the highest and best bidder for cash in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Gostin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, beginning at the hour of 11:00 a.m. (ET) on the 18th day of September, 2014, the property situated in Gulf County, Florida described as: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 11, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence run North 855813 East 1492 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence run North 865217 East 131 feet; thence run North 023339 West 444.00 feet; thence run South 865217 West 131.00 feet; thence run South 023339 East 444.00 to the Point of Beginning. ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(A), FLORIDA STATUTES. 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)
B10| The Star Thursday, September 11, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS Creamers Tree ServiceCall Jason @ (850)832-9343 Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711 or email ADARequest @jud14. flcourts.org DATED this, the 27th day of August, 2014 REBECCA L. NORRIS As Clerk of the Court By: B. McGee-Collins As Deputy Clerk September 4, 11, 2014 33681S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2012 CA 000164 Division: BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN WHITE; et. al., Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated August 21, 2014, entered in Civil Case No.: 2012 CA 000164, of the Circuit Court of the of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, is Plaintiff, and STEVEN WHITE; BRANDY A. WHITE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT (S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants. REBECCCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS, the Clerk of the Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., at the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. 32456 on the 25th day of September, 2014, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, BLOCK D, STONE MILL CREEK ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THENCE RUN S 89 55 18 E ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 3 FOR 1293.98 FEET; THENCE S 00 25 04 W FOR 342.98 FEET; THENCE N 89 24 46 E FOR 395.83 FEET; THENCE N 89 57 41 E FOR 33.00 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 89 57 41 E FOR 33.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 24 46 E FOR 140.00 FEET; THENCE N 04 05 38 E FOR 327.24 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY; THENCE N 87 55 41 W ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR 199.92 FEET; THENCE S 00 35 14 E ALONG SAID CENTERLINE FOR 335.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 33.00 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY EASEMENT ALONG THE NORTHERLY AND WESTERLY BOUNDARIES. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2007 MANUFACTURED HOME SERIAL NUMBER WHC016484GAA AND WHC016484GAB. This property is located at the Street address of: 230 W. CREEKVIEW DRIVE, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on September 1, 2014. REBECCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS CLERK OF COURT By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, Esq. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Tele: (954) 354-3544 Fax: (954) 354-3545 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 Susan Wilson at the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL, 32301 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. File #8377ST-38139 Sept. 11, 18, 2014 33679S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 14-45-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT CHRISTOPHER HILL, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT CHRISTOPHER HILL, JOSEPH L. JONES A/K/A JOSEPH JONES, MARTHA A. JONES A/K/A MARTHA JONES, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure and Re-Establishment of Promissory Note dated August 21, 2014, in Case No. 14-45-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and ROBERT CHRISTOPHER HILL, JOSEPH L. JONES A/K/A JOSEPH JONES, and MARTHA A. JONES A/K/A MARTHA JONES are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on September 25, 2014, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and Re-Establishment of Promissory Note and more particularly described as follows: A parcel of land lying and being in Section 6, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest Corner of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 6; thence South 00 degrees 08 minutes 41 seconds West along the West boundary line of said Section 6, 64.57 feet to the Northerly right of way boundary line of County Road No. 387 (AKA Doc Whitfield Road -having a 100 foot right of way); thence South 74 degrees 39 minutes 12 seconds East along said right of way boundary line, 2728.36 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said Point of Beginning departing said right of way boundary line, North 15 degrees 20 minutes 48 seconds East, 218.00 feet; thence South 74 degrees 39 minutes 12 seconds East, 100.00 feet; thence South 15 degrees 20 minutes 48 seconds West, 218.00 feet to the aforesaid Northerly right of way boundary line of County Road No. 387 (AKA Doc Whitfield Road); thence North 74 degrees 39 minutes 12 seconds West, 100.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: Lot 26, of Block J, Howard Creek Properties Unrecorded. 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: September 2, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court BY: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk Garvin B Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 Sept. 11, 18, 2014 33689S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY Case No. 14-73-CA JEAN F. ARNOLD 18069 Main Street N. Blountstown, FL 32424 Plaintiff -vsSHERRY R. POTTS, and UNKNOWN TENANTS 7849 McClean Road Tallahassee, Fl. 32312 Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 21, 2014, and entered in Civil Case No. 14-73-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein JEAN F. ARNOLD is the Plaintiff and SHERRY R. POTTS is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., E.T., on the 2nd day of October, 2014, the following described property situated in Gulf County, Florida and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Parcel 2: A portion of Lot 2, Block 3, Beacon Hill Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 2, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, being in Section 30, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Lot 1, Block 3, Beacon Hill Subdivision, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 2, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, being on the Southwest right of way line of U.S. Highway 98; thence along said Southwest right of way line, North 431307 West, 76.55 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said right of way line, North 431307 West, 18.60 feet; thence leaving said Southwest right of way line, South 464453 West, 224.77 feet, more or less, to the mean high water line of the Gulf of Mexico; thence along said mean high water line, South 415301 East, 18.60 feet, more or less, to a point on a line that bears South 464453 West of the Point of Beginning; thence leaving said mean high waterline, North 464453 East, 225.21 feet more or less, to the Point of Beginning. Said lands containing 0.10 acre, more or less. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities need special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or Telephone (850)229-6113 prior to such proceedings. Witness my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 2nd day of September, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk Costin & Costin Charles A. Costin 413 Williams Ave. P.O. Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 850-227-115 Sept. 11, 18, 2014 33691S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 14-73-CA JEAN F. ARNOLD 18069 Main Street N. Blountstown, FL 32424 Plaintiff -vsSHERRY R. POTTS, and UNKNOWN TENANTS 7849 McClean Road Tallahassee, FL 32312 Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 21, 2014, and entered in Civil Case No. 14-73-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein JEAN F. ARNOLD is the Plaintiff and SHERRY R. POTTS is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., E.T., on the 2nd day of October, 2014, the following described property situated in Gulf County, Florida and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: A portion of Lots 2 and 3, Block 3, Beacon Hill Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 2,Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, being in Section 30, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Lot 1, Block 3, Beacon Hill Subdivision, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 2 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, being on the Southwest right of way line of U. S. Highway 98; thence along said Southwest right of way line, North 43`1307 West, 95.15 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said Southwest right of way line, North 43`1307 West, 18.00 feet; thence leaving said Southwest right of way line, South 46`4453 West, 224.35 feet, more or less, to the mean high water line of the Gulf of Mexico; thence along said mean high water line, South 41`5301 East, 18.01 feet, more or less, to a point on a line that bears South 46`4453 West of the Point of Beginning; thence leaving said mean high water line, North 46`4453 East, 224.77 feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning. Said lands containing 0.09 acre, more or less. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities need special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or Telephone (850)229-6113 prior to such proceedings. Witness my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 3rd day of September, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk Costin & Costin Charles A. Costin Clerk of Circuit Court 413 Williams Ave. P.O. Box 98 Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457 850-227-1159 Sept. 11, 18, 2014 33717S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2007-000443-CA BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. PAULA E. PARSONS A/K/A PAULA PARSONS; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on in Civil Case No. 2007-000443-CA, of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff, and PAULA E. PARSONS A/K/A PAULA PARSONS; KAY W. EUBANKS are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Rebecca L. Norris will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 a.m., on the 2nd day of October, 2014, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: THE WEST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF LOT NINE (9) AND ALL OF LOTS THIRTEEN (13), FOURTEEN (14), AND FIFTEEN (15), BLOCK C, C.P. GAULDING ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION OF THE SW OF GOVERNMENT LOT FOURTEEN (14) IN SECTION 26, T7S, R11W, AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on September 3, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Court By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk Aldridge / Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 1615 S Congress Ave. Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33445 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965 IMPORTANT IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE ADA COORDINATOR BY MAIL AT P. O. BOX 1089, PANAMA CITY, FL 32402 OR BY PHONE AT (850) 747-5338 AT LEAST SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, PLEASE CALL 711 OR EMAIL ADA REQUEST@JUD14.FLCO URTS.ORG. File# 1113-2997 Sept. 11, 18, 2014 96100S NOTICE TO SELL Notice is hereby given that Bayou Storage, pursuant to FS83.806, will dispose of or offer for sale after September 24, 2014, the miscellaneous items belonging to the following tenant: Denise Strickland, SunCatcher Services, LLC. Unit #317. Storage unit contents may be redeemed by owner prior to September 24, 2014, for cash only. Pub: Sept. 11, 18, 2014 95992S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 23-2012-CA-000114 Section: ___ THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-3CB, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 20053CB Plaintiff, vs. KAREN ELIZABETH JOHNSON 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 Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 22, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 23-2012-CA-000114 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 6th day of November, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. 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 2 AND THE SOUTHEASTERLY ONE-HALF OF LOT 3, IN BLOCK 5, YONS ADDITION TO BEACON HILL, A SUBDIVISION OF PARTS OF THE ORIGINAL LOTS 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, AND 10 IN SECTION 5, T7S, R11W, ACCORDING TO PLAT ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Rebecca L. Norris CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Gulf COUNTY, FLORIDA By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk MORRIS|HARDWICK| SCHNEIDER ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF 9409 PHILADELPHIA RD BALTIMORE, MD 21237 September 4, 11, 2014 96118S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2013-CA-000141 ONEWEST BANK, FSB. Plaintiff, vs. JACQUELINE D DANFORD; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT; B.T. TAYLOR AS TRUSTEE OF THE B.T. TAYLOR TRUST. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 2, 2014, and entered in 2013-CA000141 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein ONEWEST BANK, FSB N/K/A ONEWEST BANK N.A., is the Plaintiff and JACQUELINE D DANFORD; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT are the Defendant(s). Rebecca Norris as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the Front Lobby 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 AM on October 2, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgement, to wit: LOTS 11 AND 12, AND THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 13, IN BLOCK 7, GULF COUNTY LAND COMPANYS SUBDIVISION TO THE TOWN OF WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of September, 2014. Rebecca Norris As Clerk of the Court By: B. McGee-Collins As Deputy Clerk IMPORT ANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the 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. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florida 32402, Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850)747-5717, Hearing Impaired: Dial 711, Email: ADA Request@jud14.flcourts. org Submitted by: Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Ave, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Phone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-910-0902 File No. 13-23504 Sept. 11, 18, 2014 96116S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL 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 FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 13000105CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, and, Jamison, Patricia L., et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the Highest bidder for cash at, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at the hour of 11:00 am, on the 25th day of September, 2014, the following described property: 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 20-22, 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. Any person claiming an interest int he surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner a sof the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 3rd day of September, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk Circuit Court By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A., 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Trade Centre South, Suite 700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-491-1120 (33585.0025/LPerlis) IMPORT ANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assitance. Please contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402, 850-747-5338, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you ar ehearing or voice impaired, call 711. Sept. 11, 18, 2014 96122S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO:2014-115-CA IN RE: FORFEITURE OF One 2002 Nissan Silver Four Door Sedan VIN# 1N4BL11D32C289826 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TO: Susan Lee Hughen, and any other persons who claim an interest in the following property: a 2002 Nissan Silver Four Door Sedan, VIN# 1N4BL11D32C289826. Sheriff Mike Harrison, Gulf County Sheriffs Office, seized the above-described property on the 3rd day of July, 2014, in Gulf County Florida. Mike Harrison, as Sheriff of Gulf County, Florida, filed a PETITION For Forfeiture on August 11, 2014 and an Amended PETITION for Forfeiture on August 18, 2014, with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The PETITION may be reviewed at the Clerks Office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Any claimant desiring to contest the forfeiture of the above-described property must, within 20 days after receipt of the forfeiture PETITION, file and serve responsive pleadings and affirmative defenses to the PETITION on D. Robert Bradshaw, Esquire, Attorney for the Gulf County Sheriffs Office, whose address is, 2107 SE Third Ave., Ocala, Florida 34471, rbradshaw2 @gmail.com, and must file the original responsive pleadings and defenses with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, at the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, either before service on petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter. Failure to file and serve such pleadings within said time period shall result in the entry of a default pursuant to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.500(a), and a final order of forfeiture awarding the above-described property to the Sheriff of Gulf County, Florida. MIKE HARRISON, SHERIFF OF GULF COUNTY D. Robert Bradshaw FL Bar No.: 0561428 2107 SE 3rd Avenue Ocala, FL 34471 (352) 629-7110 firstname.lastname@example.org Attorney for Petitioner Sheriff Harrison Sept. 11, 18, 2014 96120S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO:2014-119-CA IN RE: FORFEITURE OF 1996 Toyota, Burgundy, Two Door Sedan, VIN# JT2AC52L6T0116204 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TO: Joann Parker Wilder, and any other persons who claim an interest in the following property: a 1996 Toyota, Burgundy, Two Door Sedan, VIN# JT2AC52L6T0116204. Sheriff Mike Harrison, Gulf County Sheriffs Office, seized the above-described property on July 25, 2014, in Gulf County Florida. Mike Harrison, as Sheriff of Gulf County, Florida, filed a PETITION for Forfeiture on August 22, 2014, with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The PETITION may be reviewed at the Clerks Office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Any claimant desiring to contest the forfeiture of the above-described property must, within 20 days after receipt of the forfeiture PETITION, file and serve responsive pleadings and affirmative defenses to the PETITION on D. Robert Bradshaw, Esquire, Attorney for the Gulf County Sheriffs Office, whose address is, 2107 SE Third Ave., Ocala, Florida 34471, rbradshaw2 @gmail.com, and must file the original responsive pleadings and defenses with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, at the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, either before service on petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter. Failure to file and serve such pleadings within said time period shall result in the entry of a default pursuant to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.500(a), and a final order of forfeiture awarding the above-described property to the Sheriff of Gulf County, Florida. MIKE HARRISON, SHERIFF OF GULF COUNTY D. Robert Bradshaw FL Bar No.: 0561428 2107 SE 3rd Avenue Ocala, FL 34471 (352) 629-7110 email@example.com Attorney for Petitioner Sheriff Harrison Sept. 11, 18, 2014 96136S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 2013-CA-000001 DIVISION: CIVIL CP-SRMOF II 2012-A Trust, by U.S. Bank Trust National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as Trustee, Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH ALDERMAN A/K/A KENNETH W. ALDERMAN; et al. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiffs Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 21, 2014 in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on September 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m Eastern Standard Time (EST) at Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148. Port St. Joe, FL 32456. COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF THE NE OF THE NW OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID POINT ALSO BEING THE SE CORNER OF THE NW OF THE NW OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THENCE RUN N 002617 E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE NE OF THE NW OF SAID SECTION 10, 220.00 FEET; THENCE S 893819 E, 200.23 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 8938 19 E, 194.61 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF MICHAEL STREET: THENCE S 003054 W, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 220.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NE OF THE NW OF SECTION 10; THENCE N 893819 W, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF THE NE OF THE NW , 198.10 FEET: THENCE N 003158 E, 220.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 2007 SCOTBILT HOME MOBILE HOME; MODEL NUMBER: 286673-SPP; SERIAL NUMBER: SBHGA1110702442 A/B.Property Address: 291 Michael Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTERST 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: September 5, 2014 REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK GULF COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By:B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1800-955-8771; Email: ADARequest@jud14. flcourts.org Sept. 11, 18, 2014 96140S NOTICE OF INTENT TO VACATE SUBDIVISION PLAT AND EASEMENT FOR ROAD RIGHT OF WAY Notice is hereby given that Capital City Bank intends to petition the City of Port St. Joe, Florida to vacate the following property consisting of a portion of a subdivision plat and a portion of an easement for road right of way as described below: A PORTION OF MCCLELLAN & DICKENS SUB-DIVISION THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 24 IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS. Begin at the Northwest corner of Government Lot 6, Section 35, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida., said point also marking the Southwest corner of McClellan & Dickens Subdivision thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 24 of the Public Records of Gulf County Florida., said point also being the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence leaving said POINT OF BEGINNING run along the South boundary line of said McClellan & Dickson subdivision, South 89 degrees 39 minutes 32 seconds East 330.00 feet to a point marking the intersection of said Southerly boundary line with the centerline of Jefferson Street as shown on the Plat of said McClellan & Dickens Sub-division; thence leaving said Southerly boundary line run along said Centerline, North 00 degrees 14 minutes 42 seconds East 330.00 feet to a point marking the intersection of said centerline of Jefferson Street with the centerline of Alma Avenue as shown on the Plat of said McClellan & Dickens Sub-division, thence leaving said centerline of Jefferson street run along said centerline of Alma Avenue, South 89 degrees 38 minutes 51 seconds East 330.00 feet to a point marking the intersection of said centerline of Alma Avenue with the East
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JOE, RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 23, PAGE 295 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING NORTH OF THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD #382. Any person(s) having an interest in or an objection to said property being vacated should contact: Kyle D. Phelps, CFA Senior Vice President Capital City Bank Trust Building 304 E. Tennessee St. Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: (850) 402-7760 Pub: Sept. 11, 18, 2014 96142S PUBLIC NOTICE Regular meetings of the Port St. Joe Port Authority Board are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, with the exception of the first meeting, which will be held Friday, September 12, 2014. Meetings are held at 10:00 oclock Eastern Time in Building A of the Gulf/ Franklin Center (Gulf Coast State College), 3800 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida. The following are meeting dates from September, 2014 through September, 2015. 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Local B12 | The Star Thursday, September 11, 2014 Special to The Star The Woodmen of the World of Port St. Joe pre sented a U.S. ag to Port St. Joe Elementary School last Wednesday. Woodmen of the World is one of the nations leading fraternal benet societies and serves a dual mission to help ensure nancial se curity for members and their families through insurance and investment products and to carry out community service projects that enrich lives and benet individuals, families and communities. Woodmen of the World is also a patriotic organiza tion, and member regularly present ags and agpoles to schools, parks, churches and other non-prot organi zations. In the past 60 years, Woodmen of the World mem bers have presented more than 1.7 million U.S. ags. For information about Woodmen of the World, call Carol Dixon at 625-5530. Woodmen of the World was founded in 1890 as a fraternal benet organiza tion. 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For the past 20 years, Dr. Ivers has been providing exten sive mission work and relief services in many countries as well as maintaining his private practice in Port St. Joe and Panama City. Ivers has provided med ical services and surger ies to many indigent and underprivileged citizens in Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Co lumbia, Brazil, Haiti and Argentina. In many of these countries, such as Brazil, the organizations assist the physicians with transporta tion services into the re mote, desolate areas where some of the small hospitals or MASH units are only accessible by helicopter or boat. These organizations not only require physicians and nurses but also many volunteers. The organizations include Doctors with out Borders, Methodist Church Missions, Brazilian American Relief, Catholic Relief, Good Samaritan and World Health Organization. We at The Bridge at Bay St Joe appreciate Dr. Ivers contributions and we also appreciate his dedication and outstanding care for our residents.SPECIAL T O THE S T AR Dr. Ivers has been providing extensive mission work and relief services in many countries as well as maintaining his private practice in Port St. Joe and Panama City. Gulf Coast State College Gulf/Franklin to host business roundtable forum Special to The Star Gulf Coast State Colleges Gulf/ Franklin Campus will host a business round table forum for the local business community. The goal of the forum is to provide a viable means to drive conver sation to identify local economic topics of real concern. Safeguarding the economic well-be ing of our local communities is a core focus of Gulf Coast State College, said Loretta Costin, Gulf/Franklin campus director. This breakfast is designed as a tool to learn, share, and engage in meaningful dialogue. The forum is sponsored by the Flor ida Small Business Development Cen ter at Gulf Coast State College in part nership with the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce and the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce. It will be from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. EST Monday, Sept. 22, at 3800 Garrison Ave. in Port St. Joe. The forum is open to the business community at no cost and a breakfast buffet will be provided. RSVP no later than Sept. 15. For event details and to RSVP visit www.gulfcoast.edu/smallbus inessforum or email mdarko@gulfcoast. edu. All inquiries should be directed to the Gulf/Franklin Campus at 227-9670 ext 5503. The FSBDC at GCSC is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through cooperative agreements with U. S. Small Business Administration, Defense Lo gistics Agency, State of Florida and oth er private and public partners; hosted by the University of West Florida; and nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs.
Saturday, Sept. 13 11 a.m. Festival gates open at George Core Park Noon Thirty Three performs live 4 p.m. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Coast Duck Derby at George Core lagoon 5 p.m. Lions Club Plein Air raf e 7 p.m. Tobacco Road performs live 9 p.m. Joe Dif e performs live SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FLORIDA SCALLOP & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 (All times ET) Friday, Sept. 12 5 p.m. Festival gates open at George Core Park 7 p.m. 9 p.m. Dredd Clampitt performs live At left, the focus of this weekends festival, a bay scallop. At right, a bounty of food is available at the festival. Page 2 | Scallop Festival | Thursday, September 11, 2014
117 Sa ilors Co ve Po rt St Jo e, FL (850) 229-FINE (3 463) Come Join Us Th roughout Th e 18 th Annual Scallop Fe stival J ust st eps fr om the ga te Liv e Ent er ta inment Nightl y 8pm Until Th ursda y, Se pt emb er 11 th La dies Ni gh t Liv e Music at 7pm Fr ida y, Se pt emb er 12 th Buddy Hamm St ar ting at 8pm Sa tur da y, Se pt emb er 13 th C ro ss Ti e St ar ting at 8pm (8 50 ) 22 772 41 Wewahitchkas Project Graduation will sell raffle tickets for a white 2000 Honda Passport at the Florida Scallop and Music Festival. The organization will have a tent at the event and tickets can be purchased for $5 each or $20 for five tickets. The winner will be announced after the Christmas parade in downtown Wewahitchka on Dec. 20. Star Staff Report While you are here for the festival, take a crack at harvesting your own scallops. Here are the rules. During season, bay scallops may be harvested in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from the PascoHernando county line to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal. It is illegal to possess bay scallops on water outside open harvest areas. The daily bag limit is two gallons whole bay scallops in shell, or one pint of bay scallop meat per person. Maximum of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops in shell, or 1/2 gallon bay scallop meat per vessel. Commercial harvesting of scallops is prohibited. Bay scallops may be harvested only by hand or with a landing or dip net. Recreational harvesters need a Florida saltwater fishing license to harvest bay scallops, even when scalloping from shore. Those who prefer to snorkel for scallops must display a dive flag onboard their vessel and must stay close to their boat. Scallop season closes on Sept. 24. WIN A CAR FOR A GOOD CAUSE The rules of scallop hunting Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Scallop Festival | Page 3
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Over the course of the two-day festival taking place this weekend, the air at George Core Park will be filled with music featuring regional favorites along with headliner and country music star, Joe Diffie. Diffie, whose star rose in the 90s with hits like Pickup Man, Third Rock from the Sun, and John Deere Green, will perform on Saturday evening of the festival. On his list of country music credentials are Diffies 13 albums and over 20 Top 10 singles. Earlier this year, when fellow country star Jason Aldean released his hit song 1994, he name-checked many of Joe Diffies 12 hits, and Diffie found himself thrust back in the spotlight. Honestly, I thought it was a bit odd when I first heard the song, said Diffie of Aldeans tune, I appreciated it, though. Diffie said he didnt know Aldean prior to the song being released but recently had the opportunity to meet and thank him. Diffie returned the favor, dropping Aldeans name in his new song Girl Ridin Shotgun, a tune for which he teamed up with D-Thrash of the hick-hop group Jawga Boyz. The Jawga Boyz used YouTube to not only achieve quick success, but kick off a whole subculture of music. Diffie said his manager showed him a clip of the groups unique style of country music and suggested collaborating between the artists. Several days later Diffie found himself in the studio with Jawga Boyz vocalist D-Thrash and Nashville songwriter/producer Philbilly. The hit quickly came together and soon after was exported to country radio stations across the U.S. Ive been doing this so long that some younger people havent heard of me, but Ive seen a lot of newer, younger fans at my recent shows, said Diffie, whos currently touring with a five-piece band. Its an interesting social study. With the music industry in constant state of flux as downloads, MP3s and digital music players take over the markets, Diffie expressed gratitude at achieving success before the industry changed. Im just thankful I got in when I did because its very difficult for new artists, Diffie said. The singer-songwriter explained that whereas an album used to contain an average of four singles that could be promoted leading up to and following an albums release, the new business model offers many newer artists just one chance to hit the big time rather than stick with an artist to help them develop a long term career. Business aside, Diffie said that his love of music comes from performing live for his fans and making something out of thin air in the studio. Im always looking for something new and fresh, said Diffie, which was a driving factor behind the collaboration with the Jawga Boyz. Just because Diffie was out of the spotlight, it doesnt mean he slowed down at all. He spent the last few years writing hits for fellow country artists like Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty, and Jo Dee Messina. He has been touring and recording a number of projects including the 2010 bluegrass album Homecoming, followed by a recent Roots and Boots acoustic tour and collaborative album called All in the Same Boat, which paired him with fellow country artists Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippin. Diffie also plans to release a new album of original songs before the end of the year. Though the Scallop Festival will bring him to Port St. Joe for the first time, Diffie expressed a love for the Florida Panhandle and cited it as a favorite vacation spot for him and his family. He said that those who come to see him at this years festival will enjoy his many hits as well as newer material. My basic philosophy is, lets have fun on stage and theyll have fun in the audience, Diffie said. It usually works out pretty well. Special to The Star Country star Joe Diffie will headline the 18th annual Florida Scallop and Music Festival in George Core Park. Page 6 | Scallop Festival | Thursday, September 11, 2014
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