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50 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com Subscribe to The Star 800-345-8688 For your hometown paper delivered to your home! Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classied deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star email@example.com State Sen. Bill Montford and Rep. Halsey Beshears visited Port St. Joe on Mon day, where they held a pub lic meeting. During the meeting in the Board of County Com missioners meeting room in the Robert M. Moore Building courthouse annex, Montford and Beshears ad dressed the room before allowing members of the public to ask questions and offer comments for the up coming Legislative Session in March 2015. Montford and Beshears took several minutes at the top of the meeting to intro duce their staff and thank those who attended. Montford said feedback from locals is the best way to gure out where he stands, and Beshears said hearing from the public makes his job easier. Out in force were resi dents of Cape San Blas who consistently brought up the need for adequate cell phone coverage in the area. Vince Bishop, captain of the South Gulf County Vol unteer Fire Department, told the lawmakers that during the summer months when the occupancy on the Cape goes from 100 people a day to 1,000, cell signals are easily overloaded, mak ing communication outside of landlines impossible. Cell service is horrible from a public service stand point, echoed Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison. Harrison said ofcers on the Cape cannot get enough signal to properly run their in-car comput ers and connect to the da tabase. Technology allows ofcers to swipe a drivers license through a comput er to obtain important in formation about the driver quickly, but the system doesnt currently function on the Cape. There are times where we cannot effectively issue a citation, Harrison said. Beshears said he didnt have an immediate plan of attack, but he had spoken with representatives from Verizon on costs for an an tenna, and he believed ad ditional service would be By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star firstname.lastname@example.org The tracks nally begin to head somewhere. The county RESTORE Act Committee reconvened last week for the rst time in months as ne revenue from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill becomes more tangible. The county, said County Commissioner Warren Yeager, could begin seeing money owing from the $1 billion ne paid by contrac tor Transocean in the com ing weeks. Estimates coming out of the Gulf Coast Consortium, of which Yeager is a mem ber, indicate Gulf County should see more than $2.5 million in Transocean ne dollars. Estimates concerning the ultimate ne BP will pay grow those dollars ex ponentially. A federal judge assessed BP an $18 billion ne, which BP will begin to appeal in federal court in January. If that gure holds, Yeager said last week, the Board of County Commis sioners, representing the countys interests, could see as much $40 million. We have a great op portunity to do some good for the future and for our grandchildren, Yeager said. On another front, Coun ty Commissioner Joanna Bryan added, projects funded by ne money un der the Natural Resources Damage Assessment mod el, including boat ramps or piers for Highland View, Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill and WindMark the city of Port St. Joe will also receive funding for the Frank Pate Park boat ramp should receive nal approval for disbursal of funds soon by the Flori da Department of Environ mental Protection. The county RESTORE committee, however, has much work to do before any money is heading to Gulf County. The committee spent months after the passage of the RESTORE Act three years ago reviewing and ranking funding requests for a variety of projects around the county. Working with no rules and little idea of exactly By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star email@example.com Consider the upcoming Beach Blast 2014 a homeaway-from homecoming. And many of the sisters will be there. The Semper Fi Sisters will hold their seventh an nual Beach Blast in Gulf County Oct. 15-19, but the time of year and location are about where the simi larities end for an organiza tion and event that evolved and mushroomed. The rst Beach Blast brought 12 Marine moms together for a vacation cum therapy/self-help ses sion, a weekend of bonding over the shared stress of having a child in the mili tary at a time of war. By the sixth edition last year, with more than 70 Sisters whose loved ones span the military branch es, the Beach Blast had become part reunion, part educational forum and part therapy culminating in a party that took over the Centennial Building and resulted in the packaging and mailing of more than 1,200 goody boxes to troops stationed overseas. This year, the num ber of Sisters attending has grown, as has the mission. More than 100 partici pants are expected to de scend on Gulf County from around the country as the third weekend of October approaches. They will be the wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters and aunts of men and women stationed overseas as well as veter ans, a group that is rap idly taking a lions share of the Semper Fi Sisters attention. With the drawdown of troops from battle zones the past two years, the mission has evolved for Semper Fi Sisters, a non prot based in Port St. Joe. It is a natural evo lution, said Semper Fi Sisters president Brenda Garth. We are still sup porting our active duty warriors, but we are sup porting our veterans as well. We have 100 and count ing coming this year, and it is really exciting. All of this (upsurge in attendance) is because weve been so for tunate to partner with the Indy Fund. Adoption saves a life, boosts the quality of life for others By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star firstname.lastname@example.org Stephanie Aubrey has seen rsthand the benet of a therapy dog. The Jacksonville physical thera pist has seen a patient, in near-hys terical tears, render an easy smile in the throes of puppy love; a child sullenly unwilling to comply with his exercise regime sent to the oor in giggling play with a dog. So, as she and her husband, An drew, searched for a new dog to join the 8-year-old female already part of the family, in the back of her mind Stephanie was thinking therapy dog. They had long wanted a second dog I am a dog person, Stepha nie said with a laugh but waited until they were no longer renting and were moved into a home with a larger yard to initiate the search in earnest. There were other criteria to tick off the list before therapy dog. The couple wanted a male, believ ing that would mean better harmony with their older dog, and Andrew had his heart set on a chocolate Labrador. Stephanie, knowing that breed is well-adapted to training, was on board. They had identied one candi date, a rescue dog, but it found a forever home before Stephanie and Andrew could make a claim. The couple found another online at PetFinder, and that connected them to the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and an 8-month-old choco late lab named Mason, which came into the Humane Society as a stray. The problem was that Stephanie and Andrew were in Jacksonville, more than ve hours from Port St. Joe. But the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society has a stalwart army of volun teers, and Marie and Joey Romanelli of Indian Pass agreed to drive Ma son to meet Stephanie and Andrew in Monticello. RESTORE committee back at work Cape residents plead importance of cell coverage to lawmakers WANT TO HELP? Semper Fi Sisters is in need of local donations to assist the Boxes of Love campaign and its outreach to active duty military personnel, wounded veterans and their families. You can donate by going online to www. sempersisters.com or mail your check to Semper Fi Sisters, P.O. Box 1022, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Thursday, O C TO B ER 2, 2014 YEAR 76, NUMB ER 51 CO U RTESY O F S TEPHAN I E AUB REY Mason, a chocolate lab stray turned in to the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, had a recent outing to Andrew Aubreys soccer game. As evidenced, Mason is a calm dog. Sisterhood of the helping hands F I LE PHOTOS Active duty personnel will continue to receive Boxes of Love, but this year, the Sisters will expand the outreach to include assisting facilities providing care for wounded veterans and their families. C ANINE THERAP Y Bay Day Saturday B1 See SISTERHOOD A7 See THERAPY A7 See CAPE A7 See RESTORE A7 BOW WOW BASH The ninth annual Bow Wow Bash, the major fundraiser beneting the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, will be 6-10 p.m. ET Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Centennial Building. The cost of entry is $35, and all proceeds to the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. Visit www.bowwowbash. org to purchase tickets in advance, make a donation or reserve a table for 10-12. Opinion ........................... A4-A5 Letters to the Editor ............. A5 Outdoors ............................... A8 Sports ..................................... A9 School N ews ........................... B3 Faith ........................................ 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Per the work plan, drafted by Councilwoman Tanya Castro, presented the group, consisting of ve members and two alternates would host a series of public meet ings over a 30-day period to discuss ideas for a new city hall and ultimately, present those ideas to the council for nal decision. About $600,000, won after a three-year negotiation with insurers is on the table for the project. The council will look to the group to nd a solution that combines a permanent home for City Hall, a facility for special events and a facil ity for archival and storage of city les. Council members made nominations for which resi dents would sit on the board. Mayor Al Cathey nominated Gene Cline, Councilwoman Mary Blackburn nominated Linda Albrecht, Council man Jeff Tendler nominated Gayle Putnal, Councilman Jack Mullen nominated for mer council member Bobby Pollock and Castro selected Mary Lee Raulerson. Final voting will take place at the councils regular meet ing in October. Those appointed to the board will receive training on the Sunshine Law along with tours of the citys buildings to best understand the needs of employees. The group also will be given access to the abandoned city hall designs drafted by Cathey Construction. The work plan also dictates that the any idea created by the citizens board must provide the necessary functional space for city em ployees to accomplish their work, must weigh cost ver sus efciency with each op tion, must include high-level details for how the objective will be addressed, must meet Florida Statutes for public record archival and storage and must be fully accom plished with the remaining insurance proceeds and in clude amounts tentatively budgeted for each objective, Although Castro and Blackburn wanted to limit the groups budget to $600,000 for project ideas, Cathey ex pressed discontent toward such a restriction. They need to look out side of that amount, Cathey said. We need to nd the best idea. Throughout the course of the insurance battle, council members made a promise to the community that taxpayer dollars would not be used to fund the project. Blackburn suggested running the group for 60 days to accommodate those mem bers who work full time, pro viding extra time to dedicate to the project. These are going to be public meetings, Blackburn told the audience. If you have a dog in the ght, which you do, you need to attend. Meeting ordinance During the meeting the council also revisited its meeting ordinance to cover the structure of policies of public meetings, specically the section regarding citi zens comments. Previously the council be gan enforcing the policy, ask ing members of the commu nity to step up to the podium to speak rather than doing so from their seat. Because all meetings are recorded, the council wanted to ensure that those comments were captured not only for the re cord, but would be audible on televised broadcasts. The council discussed up dating the ordinance where comments from residents at regular meetings could have up to seven minutes to speak if they contacted the city clerk by Wednesday the week before a meeting and asked to be on the agenda. Those who spoke impromptu at the meetings would be limited to three minutes. Several residents took to the podium to express fears the council was trying to limit resident involvement, but Castro said she simply wanted to follow the spirit of the law and operate appropriately. Cathey said workshops still would be a free owing environment, but regular meetings call for a more structure environment. Cathey went on to say personal attacks of any kind would not be tolerated at the podium. Castro pointed out that Cathey had allowed residents to make personal attacks on members of the council in the past and urged the council to update the ordinance and vote it through. Cathey asked for another month to explore the ordinance further. BOAT LAUNCH FEES Taking a page from Port St. Joes book, Castro once again raised the idea of add ing a honor-based boat fee system in Mexico Beach. Castro said she had spo ken with the Port St. Joe city manager and began the pro cess of collecting information which she would present at a future meeting. The Mexico Beach boat launch is in need of up dates and repairs and see expressed the advantage of restricting the fees raised to maintenance of the ramp. If we had this fee, it would pay for itself, Castro said. I cant see how its bad for us. In two months, the Port St. Joe ramp has brought in more than $14,000 for maintenance. The council will revisit the lease with the St. Joe Com pany to see if there adding fees to the boat ramp is even a possibility.
Local The Star| A3 Thursday, October 2, 2014 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star firstname.lastname@example.org m Port St. Joe city com missioners held their sec ond public hearing on the 2014-2015 budget Tuesday and with little comment adopted a nal budget and millage rate. Mayor Mel Magidson and Commissioner Wil liam Thursbay joined the meeting by phone while for the sixthstraight year commissioners approved a millage rate of 3.5914, with increased revenue of $2,500 due to an increase in prop erty values. We held the line once again, said Commissioner Rex Buzzett. The city budget of $11,636,019 also includes a 3.5 percent increase in util ity rates taking effect this month. For the fourth year rates were raised due to the citys long-term debt which was signicantly bumped by construction of a new water plant and citywide improvements to the water distribution system. The rst year the in crease was over 20 percent and each year the amount of increase has declined. Next year the scheduled increase is another 3 percent. Health insurance for city employees went up by just under 5 percent, according to the citys agent Dwight Van Lierop, though the city will realize a savings of 5 percent in property and li ability insurance. The increase in health insurance costs to the city, which subsidizes $700 per month for all employees, will be $17,461. The new fee structure raised premiums for em ployee-only insurance carried by 47 of the 53 em ployees on the citys plan to $650.15. The city is also creat ing a position within Public Works to address parks and recreation. The city has contracted out recreation costs pri marily upkeep of city parks and ball elds the past ve years but the contract had grown to a projected $45,000 for the coming year. That, Public Works su pervisor John Grantland, is enough to capture salary and benets for a full-time employee, at a savings to the city, and staff had rec ommended bringing the work back in-house. Commissioners could receive additional reve nue in the new scal year through the sale of the Gulf Pines Hospital land. The vacant property is free and clear of title liens and commissioners hope to raze the building and settle on a nal design for a plat of six single-family home sites. Once cleared, the land would be sold in the coming year. Star News Editor Tim Croft contributed to this report. POR T ST JOE I PA NAMA CITY To schedule an appointment or set up a skin cancer scr eening, please call 850-233-DERM (3376). Caring fo r the der mat ology need s of the Port St. Joe com munity is all about he lping our patients mai ntain their he alt hiest skin at eve ry ag e It s abou t tak ing the ti me to ad d re ss your concer ns an d m ak in g sur e we alway s ans wer yo ur que stions. It s our commitme nt to th e co mm unity and it s Gulf Coast Der matolo gy s commitmen t to ev e ry pa tie nt we ca re for . 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The Mexico Beach Art and Wine Festival will return to the Driftwood Inn for the 16th year from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. CT on Saturday, Oct. 11. The festival will welcome 30 local and regional artists to showcase, sell and discuss their work. Artists travel from as far away as Mississippi, Georgia and Orlando for the event. Participating artists specialize in a variety of mediums that will include oil acrylic, watercolors, mixed media, photography, stained glass and jewelry. Were featuring returning artists and bringing in several new ones, which is very exciting, said Kimberly Shoaf, President of the Mexico Beach Community Development Council and a special events committee member. We can only host so many artists, but have learned that less is more. The festival is presented by the Mexico Beach special events committee. All proceeds collected at the Art and Wine festival and the annual Gumbo Cook-off, the committees other major fundraiser, are put toward the annual Best Blast on the Beach Fireworks display held on July 4. The goal of the Art and Wine festival is to not only raise money, but provide a casual environment for art lovers and acionados to socialize over a glass of wine. An award ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. CT and bestowing rst through third place awards to participating artists along with a Best in Show. These arent just crafts, its actual art and the work is outstanding, Shoaf said. The festival continues to evolve each year. The event will feature silent auctions for various works throughout the day and a live auction will begin at 5 p.m. CT. Live music for the festival will be provided by the guitar and saxophone duo, Randy and Art. Admission to the event is $5. Food and drink will be sold separately on-site. Commemorative wine glasses and posters for the event will be sold at the festival for $10. Parking is available at Sunset Park or at the Methodist Church on 21st Street. This event couldnt go on if it wasnt for the special events volunteers, Shoaf said. For someone to spend eight hours on a Saturday working for free, the love for Mexico Beach is amazing. The festival location cant be beat, the weather is cooler and theres something here for everyone. Art and Wine Festival Oct. 11 The 16th annual Mexico Beach Art and Wine Festival will be held Oct. 11 at the Driftwood Inn.SPECI A L T O T HE ST A R A selection of wine, beer and food will be available for purchase. PSJ city adopts budget, millage rate
OPINION www.starfl.com Thursday, October 2, 2014 A Section Have you ever gone somewhere and felt you were not dressed appropriately? Im not talking about forgetting your winter coat or rain boots, Im talking about showing up to the of ce party dressed as Superman, expecting a costume party and nding out everyone else is wearing a coat and tie. It has probably happened to us all, but not to the extreme of being dressed as Superman or Wonder Woman in the middle of a dinner party or event where no one else is dressed as a superhero and no one is in the need of rescue. There are so many dress codes and descriptions that you need one of those Miss Manners books to gure them out. There is White Tie, Black Tie, Creative Black Tie, Black Tie Optional, Semiformal, Festive and Business. What about casual? Well, there is Business Casual, Dressy Casual and Casual Casual. Oh goodness, I am thankful I can wear blue jeans to work when I feel like it and sport my orange running shoes when I feel like I want people to think that I actually run. Churches seem to be entering a phase where they want to reach out to all types of wardrobe wearers in an attempt to grow their churches. Im ok with this. Im pretty sure the sandals Jesus wore were not those $100 sandals that some folks cant live without. But they feel good I sure hope they do. I will admit that my dollar ipops sometimes rub blisters between my toes and on the top of my feet. Blisters hurt, but having daughters who need $100 sandals and such can hurt also (in a back pocket way). As the left door usher for my church four months out of the year, my main job is to speak to people, hand out bulletins, point people in the right direction and clean up the bulletins people dont take home with them at the end of the service. I enjoy it particularly talking to people and making them feel welcome. In an effort to not seem so stuffy and such, we were told that we do not need to wear ties anymore in the non-summer months. At rst this bothered me, because it was the only time I wore a tie. I got over it. On any given Sunday, my church will be lled with people wearing everything from suits and dresses to folks wearing shorts and t-shirts. Again, Im ok with that With this new push not to look too dressed up, Ive had to study what look I am aiming to achieve. The orange running shoes would not be appropriate. One reason is I would be lying about being a runner, the other being, I would look ridiculous. There is no doubt in my mind that I am no better than anyone who I welcome coming through the left door on Sunday mornings. I want people to be able to see this when they meet me at the door another reason not to wear the orange running shoes. However, I do want to show some sort of holiness at church (and out in the community). Not big, loud holiness, but the type such that folks can tell if they look closely. After studying this on a Sunday morning before leaving to go do my thing at the left door, I am pretty sure I nailed the look the church wants me to portray. I wore my Penny Loafers with the outside of the heels terribly worn down showing I am not anywhere close to perfect and de nitely guilty of supination or walking on the outside of my heels. The white shirt I wore is one of those you dont have to iron (because you dont want to have to iron it). I still wore a blue blazer because it covers up most of the belt that is obviously worn out. The khakis I chose were not frayed on the bottom, but they did have a small hole in the right knee where I got caught on something. Its the type of hole that is not obvious, but the type folks can tell if they look closely. We all get caught or hung up on something every once in a while, in my case, it made me a little more holy. Why would anyone own orange shoes? They were on sale. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. Charlotte Melton kissed me right on the lips. Or maybe, it was the other way a round. Im not sure after all these years. I know for dead certain it was over by the monkey bars. We were in junior high and happened to be walking though the elementary playground on our way home from school. It wasnt love at rst sight. Shoot, wed known each other for years! She used to beat me up on slow days in grade school. It wasnt true love either. Or even puppy love. Time dispelled any notion of that. But it was a real kiss ... the rst for both of us. It was a shared moment that has tumbled with me down through the years. And the kiss is not the focal point of my remembrances. Charlotte is. What a great friendship! She said we were now going steady. I said ok because it seemed like a good idea at the time. And I didnt want to tri e with her affections. And it didnt hurt nothing as long as the guys didnt nd out! The guys that same autumn would gather up on the town square on Saturday afternoons after the double feature. Wed try to catch the small gold sh in the pool that marked the center of the park. Those little devils were hard to grab! We were discussing our ineptitude and the possibilities of what to do with one if we could actually get our hands on it when Bobby Brewer stepped out into the knee deep water and went to chasing after them up close and personal. We didnt catch any sh. I think it was too many bodies in the water. We were running into each other more than the sh. And it was hard to move with your jeans soaking wet from the waist down. It took a week for my Chuck Taylor All-Stars to dry out. The memories lasted a lot longer. It is interesting how many lives intertwine to make you, you. I reckon I would have kissed another girl sooner or later but Im glad Charlotte was there. I probably would never have thought of jumping into the gold sh pond on my own. David Paschall dropped by the house and causally mentioned there was this baseball team in Paris that was looking for a catcher. I dont think Id ever been to Paris, Tennessee, when I stepped out on that practice eld to try out. I spent three of the best summers of my life taking foul tips off my ngers and running round the bases for the American Legion team over there. And I met a host of new friends that, again, have hung in my mind down through the years. David came back from a year in college and said, Kes, weve got a great university that will take youand they will let you play baseball and football. My college choice was made in an instant. And a whole new world of learning and friendships opened up. Cody Hays was a great roommate, who had a car! He took me to Marianna, Arkansas. I took him shing in the middle of the town square in McKenzie, Tennessee. It is amazing the friendships that are formed when you are ghting those college wars together. And it is just as amazing how I think of Cody even now when the Razorbacks loose a tough game or Billy Cunningham when I drive through Mobile or Robert Akin when someone talks too much. Louis Jumonville came to the university and invited me to work one summer in Nashville for the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. I didnt know didley-squat about insurance and Nashville was way too big for me ... but when he offered a hundred dollars a week I signed up in a heartbeat! It only took a couple of days to gure out that National Life owned a radio station that owned the Grand Ole Opry. The insurance company leased me out to the Opry on the week-ends. I made some friends that summer you might have heard of! Minnie Pearl was interested in my college life. Marty Robbins was nice to everyone. Loretta Lynn told me I didnt look too bad. You talk about a job with perks! I also met Walter Wilder at the university. He was from Port St. Joe, Florida. He went back home ... and called me! Another chapter in my life unfolded in a new town in a different state with a world of new friends. I stand amazed the way life has unfolded. And it all started with a kiss from Charlotte and a romp in a gold sh pond, with an assist from David Paschall and a hundred other friends along the way. Its that intertwined thing again. Im not smart enough to understand all the connections. But I believe it has something to do with the George Bailey effect. It IS A Wonderful Life and weve all lived in Bedford Falls at one time or another. Ole George never realized the positive touch hed had on so many lives until Clarence jumped in the cold river and saved him. Maybe we shouldnt ought to wait so long to get the message. Respectfully, Kes CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Holy Attire HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert George Baileys I Have Known What we learned at last weeks roundtable forum By Robert Goetz Special to The Star The Florida Small Business Development Center at Gulf Coast State College held its second Business Roundtable Forum on Monday, September 22 on the Gulf/ Franklin Campus in Port St Joe. The Roundtable was open and free to all in the community, and held in partnership with the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, and Tyndall Federal Credit Union. Unlike the rst Roundtable conducted in October of last year that featured a panel of locally elected public of cials, this panel was comprised entirely from those from the private sector. The panel included Jack Kerigan, principal, Kerigan Marketing Associates, Inc.; Susan Theil, senior vice president and chief nursing of cer of Health Check Inc.; Barbara Radcliff, owner of No Name Caf Books and More; and Chris Laue, owner of St. Joe Velo Bicycle Shop. I had the pleasure of serving as moderator. Each of these individuals brought a distinct dynamic to the conversation. Roundtables can be a highly productive mechanism for opening up dialogue and for clarifying the issues and challenges that confront local business and industry. Highly successful people are lifelong learners and understand that much learning is peer-to-peer based. As an economic development professional, Ive had much success with Roundtables across Central Florida and sensed opportunity to replicate some of the success Floridas Gulf Coast. After a hearty breakfast catered by Sisters Restaurant, Loretta Costin, Director of the Gulf/Franklin Campus, opened with welcoming remarks. She was followed by GCSC President Dr. John Holdnak with comments regarding local economic development. I am keenly aware that conversation of this type is always warranted and bene cial. I am equally aware that unless there exists clearly de ned forward motion with actionable items and accountability, the desired positive outcomes will not materialize. My team and I are unafraid to take the action required that improves the economic wellbeing of residents across Gulf and Franklin Counties. We listened intently during that initial Business Roundtable in October. We responded with new content speci c training for the small business community, as well as the opening this past spring of an SBDC of ce on the Gulf/Franklin Campus staffed by certi ed business consultant Quen Lamb. This latest iteration of roundtable focused on the private sector featuring founder or senior level staff across retail, service, and healthcare sectors. The lead question asked to each was to describe the greatest challenge theyve encountered in either launching or growing their business venture, and what tools or resources each relied upon to overcome the challenge. Ability to identify opportunity and persistence, along with delivering impeccable customer service surfaced as common themes. There occurred some discussion concerning local merchants not being better informed of goods and services locally available. The inability to cross promote, whether food, recreational, gift shop or some hurts us all. The question becomes how do we make the user or visitor experience more positive? That being said, we intend to work closer with the Chambers of Commerce to collectively deliver several workshops designed to fuel cross promotion, local shopping, and e-commerce sales. Additionally, we are pushing forward with several new and promising programs including a Farmers Market University on Oct. 16 designed to teach, coach and nurture Makers, Bakers and Growers on ways to improve. Given all the natural beauty and resources of Gulf and Franklin Counties, coupled with genuinely talented people, my SBDC team and I, along with the full resources of the College, intend to continue to play an active role in rural economic development. Robert J. Goetz Director Florida Small Business Development Center, Veterans Business Outreach Center, Gulf Coast State College Panama City and Port St Joe Page 4 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 SPECIAL TO THE STAR During the a roundtable forum held at GCSC last week, local business owners shared with attendees their experiences on getting started and succeeding as a small business.
LETTERS www.starfl.com Thursday, October 2, 2014 A Section Glass-Steagall and the Florida Land Boom Rain quit and the wind got high And the black ol dust storm lled the sky. Talking Dust Bowl Blues by Woody Guthrie Denver Post television critic Joanne Ostrow calls the Ken Burns PBS documentary on the Roosevelts our week-long national history lesson. The seven-part series is a fascinating overview of the tumultuous period both preceding and following the 1929 stock market crash. Striking similarities exist between the nancial environment that existed just before the Great Depression and the conditions that ourished just before our recent Great Recession. Floridas economic fortunes spiraled downward in 1926, three years before the national nancial crisis ensued. The real estate boom that had helped fashion robust state coffers went bust, and a huge decline in tourism ensued. Three million tourists visited Florida annually in the late 1920s; by 1930, that number had shrunk by two-thirds. The Glass-Steagall Act was passed in 1933, partly to restore con dence in banks. But GlassSteagall (known as The Banking Act) was also intended to eliminate the con ict of interest that allowed banks to engage in both commercial lending and in investment banking. Many economists consider this unchecked speculative banking as one of the leading causes of the 1929 market crash and the Great Depression. In 1999, with markets in full throttle growth mode, and at the peak of the dot-com decade, Glass-Steagall was repealed. In 2004, the SEC loosened regulations on net capital requirements for ve investment banks, including Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs. Banks began to offer subprime mortgages to home buyers. On the investment side, they began packaging these loans into collateralized debt obligations and selling them as securities. When the real estate bubble burst in 2005, home prices spiraled downward and the economy began a dangerous tailspin. As Steve Denning has written in Forbes, These banks ramped leverage up to 20-, 30-, even 40-1By 2008, only two of the ve banks had survived, and those two did so with the help of a bailout. Lehman Brothers, then the fourth largest U.S. investment bank, led for bankruptcy almost exactly six years ago last month. These bank failures and other problems contributed to the loss of some $10 trillion in global equity market value and ushered in October of 2008, the month with the largest monthly market decline on record at the time. Folks have short nancial memories, but every day was full of news that literally took your breath away. Eightyve years after the 1929 market crash, many leading economists again point to this more recent relaxation of nancial regulations as a primary cause of our own Great Recession. It was the German philosopher Friedrich Hegel who said, We learn from history that we learn nothing from history. 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 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 Page 5 Dear Editor, It does not pay to cry over spilled milk as they say but I think there is a message to gain that speaks to why the milk was spilled and hopefully one can learn from it in order to prevent from spilling again. I just received an email from past Director of Gulf County EDC Mr. Ed Nelson. You remember him, he was the one with the most outstanding credentials and ability to help our community in the history of Gulf County. Mr. Nelson has just been awarded the National Edward deLuca Lifetime Achievement Award from International Economic Development Association. This is the highest award given to any professional economic developer. Folks, it does not get any better than this and remember we had this jewel in our hands but in uential people worked their politics with the Commission and the results were devastating. They apparently did not like the fact that Mr. Nelson and the old EDC Board wanted a sense of fairness to the entire community in lieu of funneling all potential new businesses to the Good Ole Boys. We had the very best of economic development potential with this gentleman and now look what we have. A cluster of inexperienced people who tap dance to the tune of the Good Ole Boy Establishment running in circles and providing a lot of lip service that they think you want to hear. The old successful EDC was given a budget of only $ 80,000 for this experienced group of citizens led by Mr. Nelson but this new Good Old Boy handpicked inexperienced and unquali ed current group will be wasting $240,000.00 of your tax dollars. Go gure. Hows that working for you commissioners? What great accomplishments did your last EDA accomplish and now this new inexperienced one do for Gulf County? When will you learn from your mistakes? Look at the recent history of Gulf County since the closing of the mill; you will notice numerous failed attempts by Gulf County Commission to nd a way out of the economic dilemma by trying to impose their politics and control over numerous boards to protect their special interest. This is holding back jobs for our community and frightens any serious prospective business who thinks about relocating here because the Commission is so unstable and unpredictable. If you required surgery that was critical to your life, would you select the local meat butcher or reach out to nd someone who has been successful at this operation and has a proven track record. They can both cut, the butcher is probably cheaper and after all he is local so that alone should give you a warm feeling of con dence to hire a local over the more quali ed Doctor. Right? At this moment you have the Butcher in the operating room for Economic Development with the County Commission Clowns refusing to allow the doctor in the building. Good Luck. Seriously though, Gulf County Commissioners have mistakenly placed a higher value on being from here with our future than having proper quali cations required to accomplish economic development to bring jobs to our community. The Gulf County Commissioners destroyed the only past Economic Development Board consisting of every banker and most of the key businesses. In fact, that EDC was so successful that most of the money coming in to support it was from private funding not requiring much from the local government. Not that way now and in fact they have budgeted more of your tax dollars to this inexperienced group of wannabes. Unfortunately for us, the commission decided to consolidate with the Chamber and appoint their cronies which historically has never worked and never will. Congratulations to Ed Nelson. Vote Responsibly Jim Garth Chairman Citizens Improving Gulf County Dear Editor, (Note: The following was sent last week to members of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce) In the last several years, The Chamber has undergone reorganization and is now operating at a level that will make our business community proud. We are excited about these changes. While putting our membership rst, we have restructured our membership investment plan, website and social media programs to generate more visibility and awareness to our area. We have partnered with the Gulf Coast State College and Gulf County Tourist Development Council, The Gulf County School System and The Port St. Joe Port Authority to support a diverse economy in Gulf County that is conducive to the prosperity of all residents and visitors by promoting the opportunities for economic expansion, better jobs, revenue growth, and improved quality of living standards. With attendance for Business After Hours, Networking @ Noon and our Small Business Roundtable forums increasing for each event and new business membership increasing, we are excited about the positive impact we are having on your business. It is our commitment to you as member to continue these efforts. However, due to the lack of both County and City funding this year, many of the services and events that the Gulf County Chamber has historically provided will have to be cut from the budget. This will be the rst year that The City of Port St. Joe and Gulf County are not providing funding for the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. We understand and dont take likely that the cuts we will have to take will have a negative effect on local businesses. Unfortunately, we rely upon the County and City along with private businesses to support and fund our organization. This years 18th Annual Florida Scallop & Music Festival was a huge success and there are many reasons for that. Our local shops, restaurants and accommodation providers were lled to capacity with festival attendees, during an otherwise slow time of year. We paid over $30,000 to local service providers. Without the nancial support of our City and County, we are being forced into a position of possibly not being able to bring you the 19th Annual Florida Scallop & Music Festival. Both Ghosts on the Coast and Christmas on the Coast are much loved by the residents of Port St. Joe and entire Gulf County Community. We have operated and hosted these events as a service and at great expense to the Chambers bottom line. We will no longer be hosting these events due to the lack of nancial support from the City of Port St. Joe and Gulf County. We feel that with each dollar invested into the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce is a direct investment into Gulf Countys economic future. The City will be voting on their nal budget on Tuesday, Sept. 30. I encourage you to voice your opinion, call you commissioners and ask them to support your local Chamber. Sincerely, Paula Ramsey Pickett Director, Chamber of Commerce Dear Editor, After watching the Sept. 23 Gulf County Board of County Commissioners meeting I felt it appropriate to write a few lines to my fellow citizens. I would encourage all of you who are interested in how your local government operates and spends your money to go on-line and watch this meeting, and ideally watch some of the other recent meetings. I believe that after watching these meetings you will be utterly appalled and disgusted with our BOCC, with the exception of Commissioner Bryan who stands alone in her efforts to bring professionalism and accountability to our commission. I attend 99 percent of the BOCC meetings and after a while certain patterns of behavior become obvious and to this regular observer it frequently appears that the male commissioners have perhaps met or received information from a third party in advance and discussed and planned what will be done and how it will be done during the meetings. As only one example consider that during this meeting of Sept. 23 Don Butler our County Administrator handed a large packet of information out during the meeting on a topic that was not on the agenda (so no one from the public knew before-hand that this item would even be considered) and then asked that the Commissioners vote on that information when it is clear that they did not have time to read it, much less consider it, which leads one to believe that they must have either already discussed the information or that they had been told how to vote and thus they did not need to concern themselves with knowing anything else. This type of procedure occurs routinely and reasonable persons have to ask why our BOCC operates this way? Commissioner Bryan is the only one that questions this process but she is attacked when she voices her concern about this extremely unprofessional way of doing the countys business. Audience members who courageously voice their concerns are routinely attacked and belittled for daring to question the authority of the BOCC. It is truly frightening to watch our BOCC in action and realize that they tax us, spend our money and oversee many aspects of our lives. We are in the middle of an election cycle for District II. It is clear that many of the problems in our county are a direct result of decisions made by our BOCC. We desperately need a commissioner from District II who possesses strong leadership skills and unblemished character who can and will stand up to the Special Interests that dominate the decisions of our BOCC. The person we need to represent District II and who will also protect the interest of all of Gulf County is Tom Semmes. He has proven management skills and unquestioned integrity which is what is required at this critical time in our local government. Consider for yourself how our county is run, the decisions that are made and the way that our commissioners conduct themselves. If you do, I think you will agree with me that it is time for a change on the BOCC. Since we still do not have county wide voting 80 % of Gulf County voters are unable to vote in the District II race I ask District II voters to elect Tom Semmes. Barbara Radcliff Port St. Joe Dear Editor, I would just like to take a moment to thank Paula Pickett on her letter a month or so ago concerning BP. She is absolutely correct about BP wanting to renege on their promise. However rst of all we must give President Obama the credit for getting this money for the Gulf Coast; some called it the great corporate shake down. I and most folks remember Joe Bartons famous words when the Congress was asked for money for the Gulf Coast; he said we should be apologizing to BP instead of receiving money for the repairs the hurricane did. For those who do not know who Joe Barton is, let me tell you, he is a district Representative (R) from the state of Texas and if his party had been in charge we would not have received a dime and everybody knows that. I truly believe that most of the citizens to include those who received money directly or indirectly from BP will demonstrate their appreciation through the ballot box in November. I know I surely will. Ray Maiden Mexico Beach Opportunity Lost Chamber loses funding Appalled and disgusted BP concerns 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. 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Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce Report SEPT. 22-28 On Monday, Sept. 22, the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce executed an order to transport by traveling to Gadsden Correctional Facility. Amanda L. Shipman (24) was due to appear in Gulf County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Shipman was returned to Gadsden Correctional Facility on Wednesday, Sept. 24. On Sept. 22, Deputy P. Williams took a report of a theft. The complainant arrived to le the report at the GCSO Substation in Wewahitchka. Between July 4 and the rst week of August the complainant stated a wooden statute of a FSU Seminole head and spear, six gnomes and two butteries approximately one foot tall were stolen from a graveside in Jehu Cemetery. The items totaled about $70. On Sept. 22, the GCSO received a complaint of the theft of a bicycle in the 100 block of Pine Avenue in Wewahitchka. Deputy D. Sanders responded to the call. A mens black Roadmaster bicycle was stolen from the residence. The value of the bike is about $150. On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Kirstin S. Armstrong (19) turned herself into the Gulf County Detention Facility. A warrant was issued for Armstrongs arrest for Providing False Information to a Law Enforcement Ofcer. The case stemmed from a 911 call which was received at the GCSO on Friday, Sept. 12. Armstrong was rst appeared and released on her own recognizance. On Sept. 23, Deputy M. Layeld responded to the 1300 block of Stonemill Creek Road to assist a State Probation Ofcer. Arthur E. Lanier (21) was taken into custody for violating his conditional release. He was transported to the GCDF where he remains in custody. On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the GCSO received a 911 call regarding an unknown disturbance. Deputy D. Sanders and Deputy S. Ferrell responded to the 400 block of Myers Road in Five Acre Farms. The complainant reported he was woken from his sleep by a loud crash. It was determined the bedroom window of the residence was busted out and someone was heard outside screaming and yelling. The suspect was identied, but the victim in the case did not wish to pursue criminal charges. On Thursday, Sept. 25, Lt. T. Wood served Toni L. Anderson (34) with a warrant for Violation of Probation at the GCDF. The warrant was issued out of Franklin County. She was released on her own recognizance. On Friday, Sept. 26, the GCSO received a 911 call regarding a trafc accident involving a single vehicle. Deputy S. Ferrell arrived on the scene and observed an overturned vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol was contacted to investigate the crash. David L. Newburn (35) was later arrested by FHP and charged with driving While license suspended/revoked and driving under the inuence. On Saturday, Sept. 27, Deputy M. Layeld responded to the 5600 block of Smith Road in Wewahitchka in reference to a burglary. The suspect gained access to a secured shed and stole about 50 brass water values and three stainless steel sinks. The total value of the property taken is estimated at $3,900. On Sept. 27, Deputy M. Layeld responded to the 100 block of Fern Drive in Wewahitchka in reference to a burglary. The complainant reported that sometime within the last month three car batteries and a ve gallon gas can full of fuel was stolen from the property. The total value of property taken is estimated at $410. On Sunday, Sept. 28, the GCSO received a complaint regarding the theft of two bicycles from the 7900 block of S. Highway 98 in St. Joe Beach. The complainant reported two Schwinn bicycles stolen. One is described as a Schwinn 26 inch 15 speed bike sprayed black. The second is described as blue Schwinn 26 inch bike with white writing. The total value of the property taken is estimated at $500. If you have any information on the aforementioned cases, or any tips concerning a wanted person or suspicious activity, call the Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce at 850-227-1115 or call Crime Stoppers at 850-785-TIPS. Sacred Heart acquires new air ambulance Special to The Star Sacred Heart Health System is ying a new airambulance helicopter that is larger, faster and has a higher patient-weight capac ity. The new member of the AIRHeart team, the Bell 407 helicopter, arrived Aug. 26 and is based in Crestview. The new bird is 20 to 30 mph faster than the he licopter it replaces and holds more fuel, enabling it to make longer transport ights, if needed. Currently, AIRHeart travels the region of Northwest Florida, South Alabama and Southwest Georgia. The previous heli copter also had a very lim ited patient-weight capacity of 250 pounds, depending on crew weight; the new one can handle patient weight up to 475 pounds, depending on crew weight. Another ad vantage of the new helicop ter is that it is equipped with oatation devices, allowing it to land on water. Cost of the new helicopter, includ ing interior patient-care equipment, is $6 million. With this new air am bulance, Sacred Hearts service still will be the only service in the area spe cially equipped and staffed to provide fetal monitoring and neonatal transports, as well as transports of patients requiring cardiac balloon pumps, accord ing to Ron Mosley, Sacred Hearts director of Trans port Services. The old helicopter will re turn to the Air Methods, Inc. eet as AIRHeart is a ser vice in partnership with Air Methods, Inc. AIRHeart em ploys eight pilots, 27 medi cal professionals including registered nurses and para medics, and two mechanics. A second AIRHeart helicop ter is based in Marianna. Launched Nov. 1, 2001, AIRHeart conducts an av erage of 70 patient trans ports per month. Sixty per cent of transports result from scene calls, while 40 percent are inter-facility transports. In 2005, the AIRHeart team spent four days con ducting emergency rescues of patients and staff from Tulane University Medical Centers parking garage during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. For more informa tion about AIRHeart, call 850-978-1186. SPECIAL TO T HE STAR Sacred Heart Health System has acquired a new air ambulance that will be based in Crestview.
Local The Star| A7 Thursday, October 2, 2014 The Independence Fund is one of the largest, if not the largest, non-prot outreach for veterans of its kind. The goal of the fund is simple to meet the needs of veter ans whatever it takes, from serving as liaison to secure services to providing de vices for disabled veterans. The Independence Fund, started with a donation from a motorcycle club, has assisted tens of thousands of veterans. Television broadcaster Bill OReilly is a most highprole supporter of the organization. Semper Fi Sisters have long collaborated with the Independence Fund, but earlier this year, the group was named an ofcial part ner of the Independence Fund. The only other of cial partner of the Indepen dence Fund the New York City Fire Department. I think the attraction of the two organizations (the Indy Fund and Semper Fi Sisters) is that 100 percent of money raised goes to what we do, Garth said. There are no administra tive costs; we are not paying a president or a secretary. It is a joy and honor to support the veterans and their families. Through that partner ship, Garth said, the Sem per Fi Sisters have seen their ranks of Silver Star Moms those with sons or daughters wounded in war swell. And the outreach for this years Boxes of Love also ripples out beyond ac tive duty servicemen and servicewomen to injured veterans. During the planning and run-up to this years Beach Blast, Semper Fi Sisters Volunteer Outreach Am bassadors have been con tacting Fisher House facili ties across the country and compiling wish lists. The Fisher House Foun dation operates 64 facilities nearby some 50 major mili tary installations or VA cen ters. Much like the Ronald McDonald House network, a Fisher House provides a home away from home for the families of patients undergoing treatment at a VA center or major military base. Using those wish lists as guides, the Semper Fi Sis ters will nish their week end of fun packing boxes with an assortment of good ies for the Fisher House Foundation. They are a great orga nization, and we just want to help meet their needs, Garth said. (Sisters) from around the country have been raising funds or donations. But before they get to the packing of goodies, the women aim to pack their days and nights with fun and relaxation. In signicant measure, this is therapy, but it is therapy that can take many forms, from a horseback ride on the beach to a kayak on the bay to a book and a pool and quiet. The Sisters will operate from WindMark Beach as their base, and a full itiner ary of activities is planned or the Sisters can choose nothing. This is about their time, Garth said. They can do as much as they like or as little. What there is little time for, Garth said, is reection on how far the Semper Fi Sisters have come in seven years and how far there is still is to travel. Regardless of circum stances, the mission hasnt really changed, which means there is little time to remain in place, physically or mentally, very long. Who knew? Garth said of the road the organiza tion has traversed. But the mission remains the same; that no one goes without in formation, that no one feels alone, there are resources and people to help. We are about what more can we do and who else can we help and how do we do it. XNS P114230 UPCOMING KEY DA TES To mS em mes County Commissio ner District 2 tsemmes@ne tscapews.com 850-227-5601 Ri ck Sc ot t Govern or Scott for Florid a 850-832-5594 Ste ve So ut he rl an d US Repr esentativ e www .southerlandf or congr ess. com 850-2 15-6710 a nk yo ua ll Re pu bl ic an sw ho pa rt ic ip at ed an dV ot ed e Pr ima ry Pr oc ess ha sr es ul te di nag re at sl at eo f ca ndi da te sw ho ne ed ou rc on ti nu ed sup po rt FR OM CO UNT YT OS TA TE TO FED ER AL LEVEL... TR ANS PA RENT &A CCO UNT AB LE GO VERNMENT!! 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Were losing beach, and soon well be losing homes, Hardman said. Beshears said he is in vestigating a pilot project for nourishment efforts. County Commissioner Ward McDaniel spoke on the need for redistrict ing in 2015 to maintain balance while factoring in area inmates, though Commissioner Warren Yeager reminded the representatives that re districting could affect state shared revenues. Yeager also thanked Montford and Beshears for their help in obtain ing more than $9 million in road assistance pro grams and asked them to continue looking for opportunities to help get local roads repaved. Port St. Joe City Com missioner Bo Patterson asked for assistance in ghting for a route for the upcoming Gulf Coast Parkway that would ben et Gulf County by bring ing visitors to the area rather than benet Bay County, which already has a strong residential and tourism base. how much the BOCC might realize in ne fund ing, the committee ana lyzed more than 80 proj ects and requests totaling over $100 million. Gulf County was way ahead of the curve on this, County Commis sioner Ward McDaniel said. But the work lay dormant for additional months while waiting for the U.S. Treasury to issue final rules on how fine monies collected under the RESTORE Act would be disbursed and how the process for applying for those funds would work. As one of eight coun ties of Florida most sig nicantly impacted by the aftermath of the Deepwa ter Horizon catastrophe, Gulf County is in line to receive funding directly. The state of Florida is alone among the ve im pacted Gulf Coast states to put in place such a system for counties to re ceive the money instead of the state. Now, the county RE STORE Act Committee must dust off its work on projects and begin the process of squeezing that work through the U.S. Treasury rules to receive funding. And the committee asked the Board of Coun ty Commissioners last week to begin that pro cess by hiring an outside consultant. The consultant can be paid from ne money through the application process, but the need for one was evident when the RESTORE Act commit tee reassembled. There is more than 100 pages of rules, and they are very complex, Pat Hardman, a member of the committee told the BOCC last week. We need the help. Yeager said other counties he named Bay County among them were taking the step of hiring outside expertise and said it was the best way for the BOCC to en sure they were comply ing with the law. We need to follow the letter of the law on our multi-year implementa tion plan, Yeager said. We need a consultant for the plan, and that is an al lowable use of RESTORE funds. Hardman said the task is not only the so-called Pot One of funds, denot ing those that would ow directly to county projects. Also in play for the county is so-called Pot Two, which will hold funds spent on more re gional projects. The BOCC could, therefore, see projects beyond the $40 million estimate for ne monies funded, Hardman noted. Mason and the couple hit it off. We really didnt know anything about his tem perament, but the way he just sat up in his picture, you could see he was a calm dog, Stephanie said. They said he walked well with a leash. And he looked like a chocolate lab, which is a good breed for training. But we got him home, and I think he might be a bit of a mix of Weimaraner, which is also a good breed for training. Training is on the agenda for Mason. Stephanie said she will undertake training Mason herself following national guidelines and curriculum for therapy dogs. After basic obedience training, Stephanie will ap ply information from the Therapy Dog Institute, one of the few organizations that register and certify therapy dogs. The organi zation hasspecic criteria, and the organization will send an evaluator to your home to test, assess and register your dog, Stepha nie said. You can do the train ing yourself and register the dog in a database, Stephanie said. There are a ton of therapy dogs, and they have all kind of breeds of therapy dogs. A therapy dogs only job is to lighten people up. Ther apy dogs are just amazing. The older dog Stephanie and Andrew already had is too timid and does not like men, Stephanie said, making her a bad candi date given that 50 percent of the population would be eliminated. And Mason seems a hap py, calm dog that would be perfect for her workplace. He is so good on a leash, Stephanie said. I plan on getting him trained and taking him to work two days a week and take him places (where he could help) on the weekends. Mason has already im pacted his four-legged house companion. Stepha nie, with a laugh, noted that her older dog had become lazy, slow to move after waking from a nap and slow to respond to commands or food. (Mason) has brought life to our other dog, Steph anie said. She has so much more energy; they are best friends. Stephanie plans on bringing Mason to Port St. Joe for a visit in the future and to show off to the folks at the Humane Society what has become of their stray chocolate lab. SISTERHOOD from page A1 THERAPY from page A1 RESTORE from page A1 CAPE from page A1
In last weeks edition of The Star we highlighted some photos from Donna Bradley and her husband whose backyard off County Road 30 in Indian Pass had taken a beating from boars during a recent weekend night. Well, the Bradleys went about repairing the damage including re-seeding the yard and sure enough the boars, or other boars drawn to a fun spot, were back again last week, causing even more havoc and damage. It was twice as bad, wrote Donna Bradley with the photos she sent The Star. They destroyed all our cleanup and reseeding. By T OM BAIRD Special to The Star This time of year we are treated to one of the great spectacles of nature, the annual North American Monarch butter y migration. The coastal zone and the barrier islands are so covered by Monarchs that it becomes a celebration and tourist draw. The nearby St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge hosts an annual Monarch Festival where one can help tag Monarchs and photograph them up close as they feed on the abundant coastal plants. This year the festival is Oct. 25. Monarchs overwinter in Mexico and to do so, they undertake a vast migration from as far north as Canada. Millions of monarch butteries migrate thousands of miles. Along the way they face numerous threats. Weather can play a part, which affects the availability of food plants along the route. Untold thousands end their migration on the grills, windshields, and radiators of trucks and automobiles traveling US 98. Recently wildlife biologists have become worried the Monarch population has been shrinking at an alarming rate. Their numbers have plunged by 90 percent. The problem is that Monarchs utilize Milkweed plants; they are the only plants Monarch larvae eat. The use of herbicides on genetically engineered crops is destroying large portions of their breeding habitats. The rampant use of herbicides is affecting many insect species, not just butter ies. For those that survive the migration, once in our area they will fatten up on nectar to have the energy to continue onward. This whole odyssey is timed to the seasonal bloom cycles of coastal plants. They utilize a variety of native plants, including Saltbush, Spanish Needles and Goldenrod. Along the inland fringe of our salt marshes occur species of plants associated with coastal habitats. This group includes Sea Myrtle (Baccharis halimifolia), Marsh Elder (Iva frutescens), and Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens). It is the cottony owers of sea myrtle and the small blossoms of marsh elder that attract and feed so many migrating butter ies this time of year. If you see a bush covered in butter ies about now, it is likely either sea myrtle or marsh elder. But Monarchs have their mimics, so heres a quick comparison of the common orange and black butter y species that we see and how to tell them apart at a glance. First, Monarchs are large, with a 3.5 to 4 inch wingspan. The closest Monarch mimic is the Viceroy, but the adults are slightly smaller, with 2.5 to 3 inch wingspans. Viceroys have been around all summer and are generally found from April to September. The key to telling Monarchs from Viceroys is that Viceroys have an extra, black transverse vein that goes across the hindwings. Look for that extra black line curving across the rear wings. If there, its a Viceroy. The next closest mimic to the Monarch is the Gulf Fritillary. Gulf Fritillaries have a wingspan identical to Viceroys 2.5 to 3 inches. The adults are found in coastal areas from May to November, and they can often be recognized in ight because they are fast yers. Adults feed on Spanish Needles and Blazing Star (Liatris), and their larvae prefer Passion Flower. Heres how to recognize them. They lack the bold, black wing venation of Monarchs and Viceroys and the have silver marks on their underwings. If you see an orange buttery feeding on a ower and it has silvery underwings, its a good bet its a Gulf Fritillary. Another Monarch look-alike is the Queen Butter y. These orange butter ies (wingspan about 3 inches) are active now, from August to November. Besides being similar in appearance to Monarchs, their ight is also similar to Monarchs. Besides being smaller, Queen Butter ies do not migrate. To distinguish them from the others, Queens also lack the bold, black wing veins of Monarchs and Viceroys, but also lack the silvery undersides of their wings like the Fritillaries. One group of butter ies that has been with us all summer, but will increase in numbers as Fall plants bloom, are the Sulphurs. Sulphurs are those small (wingspan 2 inches) yellow butter ies that so like the blossoms of Spanish Needles, Seaside Goldenrod and Rattlebox. They have a dancing ight, and malefemale pairs will engage in an upward spiral ight. They congregate along the roadsides where Spanish needles are in bloom. Other butter ies that are common now include the Spicebush Swallowtails. These large, black butteries like woody swamps and roadside plants and can often be seen feeding on Thistles. The Common Buckeyes also like open elds. These brownish butter ies have large false eyespots on both wings to scare off predators. Buckeyes also migrate to some extent. But these are only a few of the many butter y species we have in Florida. Florida has 180 species of butter ies and 4,000 species of moths. Why does Florida have so many? It has to do with the fact that Florida is a long state running north to south. Florida has both temperate and subtropical climates, which means a wide diversity of food plants. Plus Florida has relatively mild winters. Adults butter ies are most common at certain times, all linked to the bloom cycle of speci c plants. Butter ies arent just for summer in Florida, some can be seen in winter. In order to stop the loss of butter ies, many people plant butter y gardens with many of the butter y preferred nectar plants. This is great; there should be more butter y gardens. But people could help even more by not mowing and clearing the native plants on their property. Dont mow those Spanish needles until after their bloom cycle. Leave some areas where Thistles and Rattlebox can grow. Even some non-native l andscape plants like Bottlebrush will feed the butter ies. Overall however, the best thing people can do to help butter ies is reduce or eliminate the use of any pesticides and herbicides on their property. There are few people who dont admire butter ies, and if we help the butter ies out, we will continue to have a front row seat here on the Gulf Coast to witness one of Natures great migrations. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas. 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! Autumn Days are Here! Sh op wi th us fo r al l yo ur hu nt in g su ppl ie s www .shopb wo .c om SPONSOR THE WEEKL Y ALM AN AC CA LL TO DA Y! 65 38 8 68 WEEK LY ALM ANA C ST .J OSEPH BA Y AP AL AC HIC OL A BA Y, WEST PA SS TIDE TA BLES MO NTHL Y AV ER AG ES To nd the ti des of the fo llo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica te d times fr om these gi ve n fo r AP ALA CHIC OLA: HIGH LO W Ca t Po in t Mi nu s 0:40 Mi nus 1:1 7 East Pa ss Mi nu s 0:27 Mi nus 0:2 7 To nd the ti des of the fo llo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica te d times fr om those gi ve n fo r CA RR ABELLE: HIGH LO W Ba ld Po in t Mi nu s 9:16 Mi nus 0:0 3 Da te Hi gh Low % Pre cip Th u, Oc t. 02 82 75 10 % Fr i, Oc t. 03 82 69 80 % Sa t, Oc t. 04 75 57 10 % Sun, Oc t. 05 75 63 0 % Mo n, Oc t. 06 79 68 0 % Tu es Oc t. 07 81 68 0 % We d, Oc t. 08 82 69 20 % Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com Page 8 Thursday, October 2, 2014 OUTDOORS www.starfl.com Section Section A Inshore/Bay Offshore/Bottom SPONSORED BY Offshore action is rapidly ending with red grouper season only open for a few more weeks. Most pelagic sh have moved further down south by now. Some Spanish and king sh are still hanging around, but not in great numbers this week. As we get closer to October, the inshore shing will be at a peak for the year. Inshore species such as trout and red sh have adjusted to the cooler waters this fall and are very aggressive. Live shrimp and minnows are the go-to baits for most anglers, however, many arti cial baits are producing great catches. The butter ies of autumn head south A MONARCH BUTTERFLY A VICEROY BUTTERFLY A SPICEBUSH SWALLOWTAIL A GULF FRITILLARY A COMMON BUCKEYE BUTTERFLY THEYRE BACK
By TIM CROFT | @PSJ_Star firstname.lastname@example.org PORT ST. JOE Midway through the fourth quarter of last Friday nights game the visiting Chipley Tigers ac complished what no other team had in the prior 11 quarters against Port St Joe. The Tigers scored. Port St. Joe bot tled up Chipley most of the game and rushed for 371 yards and crushed the Tigers (1-3) 34-6, Port St. Joes fourth game with at least 34 points. In turn, the Tiger Sharks (4-1) had not allowed a point since the second half of a week-two contest at Bay High before Adrian Sims capped Chipleys most sustained drive of the night with a 2-yard run with 5:35 left and Port St. Joe up 27-6. After the extra point failed, the Tiger Sharks (4-1) responded as if the score was a personal affront. Aaron Paul (116 yards rushing on just seven carries) bolted through a gaping hole on the left side and went untouched 66 yards down the sideline for a touchdown and Cole Cryder mans extra point completed the scor ing line. The Tiger Sharks allowed 244 yards, 80 of which came on the Tigers scoring drive. Most importantly, Port St. Joe neu tralized Chipleys top two running backs and in doing so neutralized the Tiger offense. Darren Stewart nished with 107 yards but needed 29 punishing carries to do so. Sims did not touch the ball in the rst half and his 48 rushing yards included a 32-yard run that keyed the scoring drive. We are getting to the ball, said Port St. Joe defensive coordinator Chuck Gannon. We are getting a lot of people around the football. We have been working on that all year. And our offense plays at a faster tempo and we are just wearing teams out in the second half. Coach (Kenny) Parker does such a great job keeping our kids in shape; they dont even think they are tired in the fourth quarter. The Tiger Shark offense opened at a fast tempo but self-inicted wounds in the form of two fumbles and two costly penalties kept Chipley close in the opening half. Taking the opening kickoff Port St. Joe moved into scoring position but Cryderman was short on a 48-yard eld goal. But holding Chipley to threeand-out the Tiger Sharks dominated eld position the rest of the half. A short eld following a Tiger punt jump-started a 44-yard drive that end ed in three plays when Jarkeice Davis (16 carries for 177 yards) broke over right end shed two tacklers and scored the rst of his three touchdowns on a 33-yard run. Port St. Joe stopped the Tigers on downs at the Tiger Shark 41 but squandered a drive to the Chipley 17 on a lost fumble. Another three-and-out followed by a Chipley punt gave Port St. Joe the ball at the Tiger 46 and ve plays, and a face mask penalty later, Davis scored from the 1. Cryderman nailed the extra point and it was 14-0 and stayed that way into intermission. The second half began as more of the same as Port St. Joe stopped Chi pley on downs on the opening drive. The Tiger Sharks marched 71 yards on eight plays the other direc tion with Cryderman (47 yards on six carries) scoring from the 3 and adding the extra point. It was three-and-out again for Chi pley and Davis broke a sweep left for 57 yards on the rst play of the ensuing drive but Crydermans extra point was blocked and it was 27-0. Chipley followed with its scoring drive and Paul responded for the Tiger Sharks to complete the scoring. The defense played outstanding again, Port St. Joe coach John Palmer said. We kind of hurt ourselves there on offense in the rst half with those penalties and we have to work on that. They are quality team with two quality running backs. I think the kids are working hard, were healthy and we have a good sense of each other, which is important at this time of the season. Running for the Bay Marathon Su nda y Oc to ber 26, 2014 In beautiful Ap alachic ola, FL Fu ll Ma ra thon, Half Ma ra thon, 10K 5K & Ul tr a50K Registration Now Open! Re gi st er online at running fo rt heba y. co m fr iends@running fo rt heba y. co m Run or Wa lk PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORT S www.starfl.com Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 9 Section A Extra points Dan VanVleet was con cerned about being outed. Most who know the proprietor of Happy Ours Canoe & Bike Outpost had scant knowledge of his high school days. Even those who knew VanVleet as presi dent of the Big Bend Football League or commissioner of the Gene Rafeld Foot ball League did not have much clue. VanVleet had left his glory days of high school sports, the letters, the titles, the school records behind. That was the past. But the past, in the form of Oxford (Mich.) High School, rang up recently to notify VanVleet that he had been inducted into the schools Hall of Fame with a formal ceremony last month. He traveled to Michigan north of Pontiac and had a weekend of memories. They put on quite an event for VanVleet and his fellow inductees into what was the fourth Hall of Fame class. There were just wonder ful events, VanVleet said. It was such an honor the way they treated you there. We had a lot of fun. VanVleet also was struck by the response from 450 current high school ath letes, who knew less about VanVleet than most neigh bors and friends in Florida but who crowded around the induction to meet and query VanVleet about the highlights: About the two touch downs on the gridiron in a game during which VanVleet was ailing with what was thought to be appendicitis, scores that helped beat an old rival and claim a beloved trophy. About the 11 letters in four varsity sports, the school records in track and eld in the low distance hur dles and middle distance re lay events. About the all-league, all-county and all-state honors in football, the team MVP accolades in football (twice) and basketball and the league title in Oxfords rst year in the Tri-County League in Dans senior year. About the man one teammate proclaimed to be the greatest athlete in school history during the induction weekend. But VanVleet had other things on his mind. He would tell those young athletes those accolades were all ne and dandy but somewhat beside the point. The point, VanVleet would note, could be found in part with the 12 former high school teammates, some not seen by or in contact with VanVleet for more than four decades, who turned up to revel in the VanVleets glory. After all, those athletic successes, particularly on the elds and courts, were about team. And those days were also about friendships, kinships forged on the foot ball eld. It was so much fun that they showed up, VanVleet said. The game was can celled because of lightning and I was actually glad be cause it gave us an hourand-a-half just to talk. It was just great to see those people. The point, Van Vleet added, was also about academ ics and taking text books as seriously as playbooks, and using that educa tion to make a mark that transcended white lines. After all, VanV leet would provide exhibit one himself. He glided through high school, earning a solid GPA but admittedly not buckling down as hard as he could. Early on in his senior year Dartmouth Univer sity called with a football scholarship. That scholarship, how ever, evaporated during the summer prior to enrollment when the school got a look at his college entrance test scores, VanVleet said. He scrambled to earn entrance to nearby Central Michigan University where he played football until an injury ended his career. I was a star, I was an ath lete, a football player, Van Vleet said. I was an athlete with a 3.14 GPA and a chance to play at Dartmouth. I told (those young kids) dont make the mistake I made. If you are an athlete you have to think about academics. VanVleet also told those youngsters about the inspi ration he took from a young athlete in his adopted home town of Port St. Joe. He said a youngster like Calvin Pryor, who rose through Gene Rafeld and high school football to a college scholarship and a rst round draft pick of the National Football Leagues New York Jets, demon strates another point for athletics. As schools started up this year, VanVleet told those young Michigan athletes, Pryor provided free book bags and school supplies to every child enrolled in a county elementary school. Thats what you do with your money, VanVleet said. That is how you give back. And if there was a take away for this Hall of Fame weekend, VanVleet said, it was not so much the plaques and titles, wins and letters and reliving the hal cyon days of a Big Man on Campus, it was about how that high-test fuel fed life be yond high school, that true honor awards attend those honored for things after they leave there. So, being named out standing senior athlete and receiving the Oxford Cup as a senior in 1964 were great memories, VanVleet said. But in a sense what he told those youngsters is although the touchdowns are nice, satisfaction and honor comes with the extra points. W ES L O CH ER | The Star Dan VanVleet was inducted into the Oxford (Mich.) Hall of Fame last month. TIM CROFT Going the Distance Port St. Joe throttles Chipley CO U RTES Y O F CO NNI E LAMB ERSO N Jarkeice Davis rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns. ON THE ROAD Port St. Joe will be on the road Friday as the Tiger Sharks play Franklin County 7:30 p.m. EST in Eastpoint. After a bye week, the Wewahitchka Gators also will be on the road playing at 7 p.m. CST at North Bay Haven. Port St. Joe volleyball sweeps West Gadsden Star Staff Report The Lady Tiger Sharks of Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School earned two more district volleyball wins last Tuesday when they hosted West Gadsden for a double match. Port St. Joe won both matches in three straight sets each. The set scores in the rst game were 25-18, 25-8 and 25-7 and in the second 259, 25-16 and 25-14. Junior Callie Fle shren had 18 kills on the night while Sophomore Ashely Kennedy was 100 percent accurate from the serv ing line. Senior Janel Kerigan had 18 assists. This week the team hosted Ruth erford on Monday followed by a trip to Bozeman on Tuesday. Next week is the last week of district play. Wewahitchka harriers split with Port St. Joe Star Staff Report The Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School girls cross country team beat Port St. Joe during a meet Sept. 24. Wewahitchkas Sha Mario Cole won individual honors. PORT ST JOE BOYS BEA T WEW AHITCHKA Elijah Sarmiento led the Gators nishing second individually. Everyone is working really hard and improving each week, Wewahitchka coach Mary Holley said.
Local A10 | The Star Thursday, October 2, 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 EVA MADDOX DAVIS The gazebo at Frank Pate Park and St. Joseph Bay beyond as seen from the top of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. COURTESY OF BRUCE CRAIN Karsyn Crain searches for star sh during a recent vacation to Cape San Blas COURTESY OF HERMAN JONES A sailboat lolls on St. Joseph Bay COURTESY OF LAURA AT DRAGONFLY PHOTOGRAPHY The sun and clouds combine for an angelic hue over the Cape San Blas Lighthouse in Port St. Joe COURTESY OF TERRY LIND As eagles begin their migration back to the area one is captured looking over St. Joseph Bay COURTESY OF STEVE AT KAYAK DOG ADVENTURES Waves roll to the shoreline off St. Joseph Peninsula COURTESY OF RON RUDOLPH Fishing on the Dead Lakes in Wewahitchka COURTESY OF BRAD ADDISON A double rainbow arcs over Port St. Joe COURTESY OF MELINA ELUM The end of another day in paradise (St. Joe Beach)
COMMUNITY www.starfl.com Thursday, October 2, 2014 B Page 1 Section By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star email@example.com The Florida Catsh Classic tourna ment held in Wewahitchka began last week not as a competition, but a celebra tion of togetherness. In a dedication ceremony held at Gas kin Landing on Friday, the tournament, now in its 16th year was rededicated as the Curtis Anders Memorial Florida Cat sh Classic. Anders, born in Wewahitchka and who drowned earlier this year, was well-re garded in the community for his love of shing. Every year, funds from the tourna ment were donated to the Wewahitchka Search and Rescue team, which in March of this year recovered Anders body af ter a 13-day search with more than 120 volunteers. He was found 17 miles downriver from the Estiffanulga Boat Landing near the Calhoun County/Gulf County line. The proceeds from this years tour nament will assist the search and res cue teams in the purchase of sonar equipment. During the ceremony, George Rob erts, a close friend and coworker of An ders, shared an emotional story for the crowd and then thanked local search and rescue workers for their efforts in nding Anders. I never knew how much work went into (search and rescue), Roberts said. The (workers) do it not because they have to, not because theyre getting paid to, but because they want to help somebody. Id like Curtis name to be carried on, and thats why were here today. Anders wife, parents and extended family were gathered before the audience where they witnessed the unrolling of the rst tournament banner to bear their lost family members name. U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland attended the ceremony and addressed the audi ence and family members. Its great to see this community work together and get back to the principles that make this country great, Souther land said. Without Curtis, its not going to be the same, but I want to celebrate this day with you, and celebrate Curtis life. Once the ceremony had concluded the tournament opened and Southerland encouraged those participating to sh strong, sh safe and come back to the landing. Crystal Hamlin came in rst place in the tournament with a 41-pound catsh. Bob McDonald placed second with a 38pound catsh. WES LOCHER | The Star During a ceremony held at Gaskin Landing last week the Florida Catsh Classic Tournament was renamed to the Curtis Anders Memorial Florida Catsh Classic. Catsh tourney renamed in honor of Anders By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star firstname.lastname@example.org The Gulf Coast State College Gulf/Franklin Campus will hold its rst Farmers Market Univer sity from 4-8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 16. The free, one-time class is a joint venture between GCSC, the Small Business Development Center and Waterfront Markets Inc., which have hosted the classes numerous times in Panama City. GCSC President Loret ta Costin said she is thrilled to bring the curriculum to Port St. Joe, especially as the popularity of farm ers markets in Gulf and Franklin counties contin ues to soar. The (Salt Air) Farm ers Market in Port St. Joe is wonderful, and its grow ing, Costin said. There are lots of great products, its good for the commu nity and its a draw for visitors. Area entrepreneurs in terested in making, bak ing or growing are the ideal students for the class. Attendees will hear from several successful regional farmers market vendors who will share their sto ries. Student will also learn the history and importance of community farmers markets. S PECIA L TO T HE S TAR A one-time Farmers Market University will be held at Gulf Coast State College Gulf/Franklin Campus on Oct. 16. 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) Which future president used Navy poker winnings to nance a winning Congressional run in 1946? JFK, Nixon, LBJ, Carter 2) Which lies between Costa Rica and Colombia? Belize, Guatemala, Panama, Honduras 3) What animal is featured on a Ferrari emblem? Tiger, Shark, Bear, Horse 4) What states longest river is the Yukon? Alaska, Maine, Oregon, Minnesota 5) How many teeth does a pig ordinarily have? 16, 28, 36, 44 6) Which Ivy League school did famed writer F. Scott Fitzgerald attend? Brown, Yale, Cornell, Princeton 7) In what year did Al Capone make the cover of Time magazine? Never, 1925, 1930, 1935 8) What color was the original Tupperware? Pink, Green, White, Blue 9) Whose state motto is Live Free or Die? Virginia, Delaware, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania 10) Who once boasted, I cant say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days? Crockett, Boone, Lewis, Clark ANSWERS 1) Nixon. 2) Panama. 3) Horse. 4) Alaska. 5) 44. 6) Princeton. 7) 1930. 8) White. 9) New Hampshire. 10) Boone. T rivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com S PECIA L TO T HE S TAR The Cape San Blas Lighthouse is open to the public each weekend at its new home in George Core Park in Port St. Joe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET each Friday and Saturday and 1-6 p.m. ET each Sunday. The cost to climb the tower is $5 for ages 12 and older; children are free but must be at least 44 inches tall. The Lighthouse Gift Shop, located in the adjacent Maddox House, is also open during those hours. LIGHTHOUSE OPEN WEEKENDS Farmers Market University comes to GCSC this month By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star email@example.com A buffer full of fun. The St. Joseph Bay State Buf fer Preserve will hold its bi-annual Bay Day celebration from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET this Saturday, Oct. 4. The day will be made up of out door, family-friendly activities that will include tram tours through the heart of the preserve, shore line and kayak excursions, birding and nature walks and a traditional low country boil. Plates are avail able for $10 and the funds will ben et the Friends of the Preserves group. The last Bay Day, held in Feb ruary welcomed more than 360 guests to the preserve and to make the most of the celebration orga nizers added two additional events to the lineup. This event just keeps on get ting better and better, said Pre serve Manager, Dylan Shoemaker. We try to grow it a little each year giving more opportunities for those attending to enjoy the incredible natural resource of the state buf fer preserve and the bay. A free educational astronomy night presentation, complete with a star-gazing walk, will be held at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 3. Led by Dr. Cliff Harris of Gulf Coast State Col lege in Panama City, guests will be given the opportunity to learn facts and scientic principles about the planets and various constellations. Guests will enjoy a two-mile hike complete with telescopes to use to investigate the night sky. Registration for the event will take place at the visitors center prior to the event. Attendees are encour aged to bring bug spray and a ash light. The path guests will walk is unpaved and sandy so athletic or tennis shoes are recommended. FI L E PHOTOS Bay Day will be celebrated at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve on Saturday with fun activities for the whole family. Celebrate BAY DAY Biannual event to be held this weekend See BAY DAY B6 See MARKET B6
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Society WHS reunion cancelled The WHS All Class Reunion, originally scheduled for Oct. 11 has been cancelled. But it has been rescheduled for May 15, 2015. Because of three unscheduled surgeries on my foot this summer I am not prepared or organized to have the reunion at this time. I hope everyone understands and will make plans to be with us in May 2015. The next reunion will be held on the same weekend as the annual Tupelo Festival. I hope this will help those who have not been to the Festival before to attend. Please pass this information along to any family or friends that may be interested. I appreciate everyones participation in the past reunions, and look forward to seeing you in May. Sincerely, Dianne Semmes St. Joseph Bay Chapter, DAR workshop The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is having a genealogy workshop 1-4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Gulf County Public Library in Port St. Joe. Anyone interested in membership in DAR is invited to attend. There is limited seating available, so call Paula Boone, 229-8879, at the library. For questions concerning the DAR, call Sherrill Russ, Regent of the St. Joseph Bay Chapter, DAR at 229-8574. Wedding Susan Ellmer, Jason Treloar wed Susan Ellmer and Jason Treloar were joyfully united in marriage at half past six oclock in the evening on Saturday, June 28, at the Ivy Venue, in Brandon, M.S. The ceremony was ofciated by Reverand Eric Brown, and a reception at the Ivy followed. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Mark and Dr. Margaret Ellmer, of Brandon, formerly of Port St. Joe. She is the granddaughter of William and Nancy Holland, of Molino, and Benny and the late Juanice Ellmer of Pensacola. The groom is the son of Mr. Jack and Dr. Debbie Treloar, of Mantee, M.S. He is the grandson of Levonia and the late James Treloar, Sr., of Water Valley, Miss., and Dorothy and the late Donald McCool of Lawerenceburg, Ind. The bride was attended by her Matron of Honor, Katy Ellmer, and bridesmaids Margaret Gibson, Anna Hicks, Brandi Smith, Lane Walton, Megan Werner, and Megan Wills. The grooms brother, Justin Treloar stood as his Best Man and groomsmen Alex Barham, Lance Crowley, Sam Ellmer, Andrew Gray, Justin Spratlin, and Steve Treloar. The bride graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of sciences in elementary education and summa cum laude from Jackson State University with a masters in educational leadership and currently works for Rankin County School District as a high school math teacher. The groom graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelors in landscape architecture and currently works at Hinds Community College. The couple currently resides in Brandon. Star Staff Report The Port St. Joe Lions Club recently held its annual meeting and installed new and continuing ofcers. More than 70 members attended the meeting during which State Attorney Glenn Hess provided some encouraging words on patriotism. Special guest State Rep. Halsey Beshears shared some comments about the district. The Lions Club installed new and continuing ofcers: Jim Norton, Roy Harper, Nathan Marcotte, Willie Ramsey, Jim Conway, Sheriff Mike Harrison, Jimmy White, Mike McKenzie, Mike Davis, Steve Wich, Jerry Hart, Kaymen Woolery, Bo Creel and Thom Baird. The newest members of the Lions Club are Nathan Marcotte, Kaymen Woolery and Jamie Meyers (not pictured). Conway was honored for 11 years of perfect attendance and the CoLions of the Year were Thom Baird and Bo Creel. Norton was asked and agreed to serve another year as president, earning him the Sucker of the Year award. Special to The Star R.A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77, Knights of Pythias will again host a Community Fish Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 10, at Frank Pate Park at U.S. 98 East in Port St. Joe. The menu will consist of Mullet sh, baked beans, cole slaw, hush puppies and tea. The cost of the meal is only $6. Proceeds from this event will be used to benet the Knights of Pythias Gulf County Bikes for Boys & Girls Christmas Project. To purchase a pre-sale dinner ticket, call Clarence Monette at 899-1479; David Lewis at 8992235; Jerry Stokoe at 348-9108; or Bob Sutton at 639-5721. Anyone purchasing a pre-sale dinner ticket will be eligible for the drawing of a $75 gift certicate provided by Sunset Coastal Grill. If you wish to donate a new or used bike you may drop the bike off at any re station in Gulf County or bring the bike to Frank Pate Park on Friday, Oct. 10 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET. Donations of any amount are also appreciated & are tax deductible. Send your donations to: R.A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77 Attn: Clarence Monette, CC P.O. Box 731, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457. Make checks or money orders payable to R.A Driesbach Lodge, Sr. Lodge #77. For more information about the Knights of Pythias, visit www.knightsofpythias.com. Special to The Star Please join us with you support and donations at 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the El-Governor Motel in Mexico Beach. We are asking for a $10 donation to attend. Barbecue and sh with all the trimmings will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. and the music will begin about 8 p.m. All proceeds raised are to assist Randall for medical expenses as he battles cancer. Anyone not able to attend or for those who would like to donate more can do so, checks are to be made payable to Randall Cowart. Drop off at the Mexico Beach Marina, 3904 U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach, or mail to Mexico Beach Marina, P.O. Box 13117 Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Anyone that would like to volunteer to help make this event a huge success can call the Marina at 648-8900. Society BRIEFS COU RTES Y OF T H OM B A I RD | Special to The Star The Lions Club of Port St. Joe inducted new and continuing ofcers during its recent annual banquet Lions Club holds annual meeting Knights of Pythias to host community sh dinner Rocking for Randall to benet Cowart
The Star| B3 Thursday, October 2, 2014 Special to The Star What an incredible year were having at FCS! So much has been going on and theres still so much to come! In this article, we will discuss some of the highlights weve experienced and some exciting things in our future. On Thursday, Sept. 11, we honored Patriot Day at FCS. All students wore red, white, and blue to honor those who were impacted by the terror attacks on the United States back in 2001. Throughout the day, special times of prayer were led by teachers and students for those families who continue to suffer from those attacks. Please join us as we continue to pray for these families in the days ahead. On Wednesday, Sept. 24, our students, teachers, and parents joined around the agpole for See You At The Pole. Ms. Brandy Bailey led us in a time of scripture, prayer, and worship, as we interceded for our country. This service was closed by the beautiful voices of our students singing Blessed Assurance and Worthy, You Are Worthy. It was an amazing site. Friday, Oct. 3 is going to be an exciting time for FCS students as we celebrate the conclusion of our fall fundraising with a Walk-A-Thon!! Our students will utilize the Port City Trail System as we walk in celebration of our fundraising accomplishments. This will be our very rst Walk-A-Thon, but will surely not be our last! The money raised will be used for improvements to our music, art, and technology programs. These programs are very special to the students of FCS, and as an institution of classical education, they are very important as well. Our students have been studying, and will study, such artists as Matisse, Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and more. Additionally, our students continue to learn music through hymns of the faith, our Latin classes, and our Bible curriculum. Thank you so much for your generosity toward our Walk-A-Thon. As you can see, it will make a lasting impression on the lives of our students. Parents, friends, and family are invited to walk with your student or simply come and cheer them on as they walk! Please call the school ofce for specic class walk times and routes. One of our favorite events is quickly approaching this month. Our Book Fair and Grandparents Day!!! The Book Fair will be held from Monday, Oct. 13 through Thursday, Oct. 16. It is concluded by our special presentation for Grandparents Day (also on Thursday, Oct. 16.) Our students Grandparents and other special friends will be treated to a beautiful breakfast provided by the amazing FCS PTO and will be able to spend the morning with their student. Its a wonderful day at FCS and were so excited about it! We are so thankful to The Lord for how He has blessed us this year with the greatest faculty, staff, students, parents, PTO, and supporters. If you are looking for a place to give your student a great biblical and academic foundation, FCS is the place for you. A place where Jesus is the center and love is the theme. Call our ofce today at 229-6707 for more information about our wonderful school. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 SPECIAL TO T HE STAR Blue Dazzlers for the week of Sept. 19-22 at Port St. Joe Elementary School BLUE DAZZLERS The Lions Tale Special to The Star Saturday mornings for most high school students mean sleeping in and relaxing after a hard week at school. This past Saturday, however, found cadets from the Port St. Joe NJROTC program along with members of the Band of Gold on the beach armed with bags and gloves, helping out with the rst annual St. Joe Beach Clean-Up. Sponsored by The Ocean Conservancy, this nation-wide initiative is meant to draw attention to need to keep our ocean fronts clean. Armed with a spirit of community service, these young men and women scoured the beach area, along with several adult volunteers, collecting trashed deposited by those less concerned. Community support for our beaches is essential both for our generation and generations to come, one cadet was quoted. Plus you nd a lot of interesting stuff. Special thanks go out to Melina Elum for organizing this years event and all those who participated to make this a very successful day. School News Special to The Star H omecoming P arade O ct. 17: Port St Joe Junior-Senior High School will be holding its annual Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 17 through downtown Port St Joe. Step-off Time is 3:30 p.m. ET. Any organizations, businesses, groups or individuals interested in participating in this years event, call LCDR Marty Jarosz at 229-6177 or email email@example.com..us. All entries are due no later than Tuesday, Oct. 14. Thanks for supporting Gulf County Schools. Yearbooks for 2014-15 school year are now on sale for $45. As always, books must be ordered and paid for in advance. No extras are ordered. You can order from the school or online at www.jostens.com Dig P ink: The sixth annual Dig Pink Volleyball match will be 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Come out and support the Lady Tiger Sharks as they play host to the Lady Gators of Wewahitchka. It is also senior night. The main focus of the evening is breast cancer awareness and research. All proceeds from the gate will go to the Side-Out Foundation for breast cancer research. Special to The Star The Student Artist of the Month at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School for the month of September is Ilianna Maestri. Maestri is a senior in Port St. Joe Jr/Sr. High School and has been painting and drawing since she was a child. Her rst art came in the form of ngernail polish and the walls of her bedroom. Having been enrolled in art classes since her sophomore year, Maestris favorite artistic medium is a classic one: a number two pencil and a white sheet of paper. She also enjoys using charcoal pencils and chalk. Maestri is interested in pursuing a career in the arts, currently focusing on graphic design or theatre, but she has a strong interest in sciences as well. Special to The Star Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School principal, Jay Bidwell, received some great news Sept. 6. Due to the efforts of WHS Career and Technical Instructor Debbie Gerber, who submitted an application to partner with the Florida IT Alliance, WHS was awarded $4,500 by the Florida Information Technology Career Alliance. This sizeable grant will aid WHS in its attempts to attract students interested in careers related to technology. Throughout the 20142015 school year, several Career and Technical Education activities will be offered at WHS with the goals to recruit, retain and employ students in technology and engineering elds in Florida. The funds will allow Wewahitchka High School to perform CTE activities, which include: students attending the Fall Career IT Fair at Florida State University in Tallahassee; current FAMU and FSU students visiting WHS and participating in a Career and Technical Education event on campus coinciding with CTE Awareness Month; and students attending the Spring Career IT Fair in Tallahassee. WHS students will have the opportunity to talk with students from Florida State University and Florida A&M University Computer Science and Information Technology Programs, as well as professors from these universities. Industry partners will also be present at CTE events sharing their needs for future employees. What an incredible opportunity for our students, Bidwell said. An award of $4,500 is huge for Wewahitchka High and I applaud Ms. Gerber for her dedication in bringing these resources to the students at our school. It is readily apparent that the technology eld can be a gold mine of career opportunities for the children in this community and we are excited to bring this program to our school. WHS receives technology award Port St Joe High students help with rst Beach Clean-Up SPECIAL TO T HE STAR Ilianna Maestri named PSJ Student Artist of the Month ILIANNA MAESTRI SPECIAL TO T HE STAR
FAITH Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page B4 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. www.starfl.com A fabulous Spaghetti Dinner, entertainment, sing-along fun, door prizes, and a cash bar featuring Italian beer and wine await you at the seventh annual SJCC Mens Club Spaghetti Dinner. The dinner is from 5-7 p.m. ET Saturday, Oct. 4, at the church hall. The hall is just east of the church (20th Street and Monument Ave.) on 20th Street in Port St. Joe. In addition to the Spaghetti Dinner, you will get a salad, garlic bread, and delicious desserts. The ticket prices are $8 for adults and $4 for children age 5-12. Fouryear-olds and younger will be admitted free of charge. Tickets will be $10 and $5 if purchased the date of the event at the door. Get your tickets from any Mens Club Member, by stopping by the church hall ofce (227-1417), at Hannon Insurance, the No Name Caf Books & More, or by calling Mens Club President Dan Van Treese at 227-8138. (T rad iti ona l Ser vic es 192 8 BCP ) COMFOR TER FUNERAL HOME (850) 227-1818 (850) 229-9596 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning W orship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening W orship .............. 6 p.m. W ednesday Evening Ser vice ....... 7 p.m. 9:15 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 SOUTHERLAND FA MIL Y FUNERAL HOME (850) 229-8111 10 0 E 19 th St re et Pa na ma Ci ty Fl or id a 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. 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 Benjamin Franklin Causey, 77, of Wewahitchka, passed away in his home from a lengthy illness on Sept. 18, 2014. He is survived by his sister Carah Sweet of Tallahassee, Fla.; his brother Billy McDaniel of Edison, Ga.; his children, David Causey and wife Marilyn, Stevie Causey, Buddy Causey, Alice Herrell and husband Scotty, Debra Brown and husband Bill all from Wewahitchka, and Marie Piland and husband Mike from Winter Park, Fla.; his grandchildren, Amanda Simpson and husband Brandon of Houston, Hunter Causey and wife Tamber of Blountstown, Fla., Stetson Causey, Harley, Kristen and Kory Brown and Peyton Herrell all of Wewahitchka, Sarah and Catie Holton of Winter Park, Fla., Anna and Grace Causey of Chipley, Fla.; many nephews, nieces and cousins. Ben was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from the Gulf County School System in 2002 after 30 years of serving in the maintenance department. Services will be held graveside at Holy Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe, FL at 10 a.m. CT Oct. 4, 2014. Benjamin Franklin Causey BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CAUSEY Anna Burge Rehrig, 42, of Leighton, Penn., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16. Anna was born in Santa Cruz, C.A., on Aug. 8, 1972, and lived in many areas, including Port St. Joe, Jacksonville and Panama City, as well as WilkesBarre and Leighton, Penn. Anna served in the U.S. Army for 10 years, worked for various businesses in the Pennsylvania area and was a member of the Bowmanstown Volunteer Fire Company. Survivors include daughter Matalyn and son Benjamin of Leighton; father Rudy Burge (Karen) of Panama City; mother Julie (Kilburger) Burge of Santa Cruz; Aunt Linda Skipper of Alma, Ga.; and special cousins Lisa, Stephanie and Mollie. Anna was predeceased by her paternal grandparents Buck and Vera Burge of Port St. Joe. A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Kevin E. Hunsicker Funeral Home in Slatedale, Penn., with the Rev. William Ritzenthaler ofciating. Anna Burge Rehrig ANNA BURGE REHRIG Bernetta June Miller was born on June 6, 1921, in Berea, Ohio, and passed away on Sept. 22, 2014, in Port St. Joe. She is survived by her six children, Julia Gill, Brenda Buckmaster, Patricia Nelson, Linda Hill, William Miller, and Mary Ann Luvick; 15 grandchildren; 32 greatgrandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She had been waiting almost 83 years to see her parents again. We will miss her, but she will be happy to be with her parents Preford and Julia McCasslin, her sister Clara Howell, her husband William J. Miller, and grandson William W. Miller II. There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial for Bernetta June Miller at 3 p.m. ET on Oct. 4, 2014, at Linda Hills home, 9060 Cockles Ave., Beacon Hill. We hope all the family and friends will be able to attend. Look through your photos, and if you have a favorite you would like to share, please bring it with you. Come celebrate Bernetta June Millers life, and trade some stories. Bernetta June Miller Obituaries James (BoJohn) Lester (79) of Wewahitchka, passed away Sept. 28, 2014. BoJohn was a retired papermaker for 42 years. He enjoyed hunting and shing his whole life, along with playing basketball taking the Wewahitchka Gators to three state championships in 1952, 1953, and 1954. He was a legend to many and will always be a legend to his family. He passed quietly at the Provision Living facility on Panama City Beach last Sunday night. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and delivered life everywhere he went. BoJohn is survived by his son James E. Lester, Jr., a/k/a Jamie Lester, his daughter in law Joanna Goodwin, six grandchildren, James E. Lester III (Trey), Luke Lester, Jackson BoJohn Lester, John Tatum, Julia Tatum, and Jenna Tatum, one great-grandchild Tatum Bentley. He is survived by his sister Odell Guerino, and brother Bobby Lester and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends like Mary Ellen Gortman, Karen King, and those that took good care of him through the years like Sherry Murphy. He will be loved and missed by all. Family received friends at the home of Jamie Lester, 225 Whaley Drive, Wewahitchka, on Wednesday, Oct. 1 between 5-7 p.m. CDT. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. CT Thursday, Oct. 2 at the First Baptist Church in Wewahitchka, Florida. He will lie in state for one hour prior to Funeral Service for viewing. All services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home. James (BoJohn) Lester William Ashley Stembridge, 72, of Mexico Beach, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Stembridge, and son, Christopher Ashley Stembridge. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. (EST), Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at the VFW Hall 10069, located at 1774 Trout Ave, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. To extend condolences, visit www.heritagefhllc.com. S T. J OSEPH CATHOLI C CHUR C H S PAGHETTI DINNER F AITH BRIEF William Ashley Stembridge
Local The Star| B5 Thursday, October 2, 2014 Co nv enien tly loc ate da tt he be ach ye tw ith ease ac ce ss to Po rt St .J oe and Pa nama Ci ty .A co mmunit yp ool ,t ennis co ur ts ,p riv ate beach ac ce ss ar ej ust as hor tw alk fr om this home Th em ain oor' sl iving ro om opens to aw ell ma in ta in ed an am pl ed eck and ac ce ss to thr ee be dr oo ms an dg ro und lev el suit e. Th em ast er bedr oom opens to the sc re ened por ch just o the main deck .T he gr ound oor fe at ur es a" self -c on tained ar ea "w ith ac ce ss to the pr iv ate pool and gar age .P len ty of na tur al ligh ti nfuses this home; impec cab ly main tained home and la wn. Co nt ac tE li Du ar te El iD ua rt e 850-227-5152 Ph enomenal tur nkey va ca tion re nt al! Re lax and list en to the oc ean wa ve sf ro mt his ex quisit et hr ee -st or yI nd ia nP ass beach house with panor amic view so fS t. Vi nc en t's Island to the tip of Ca pe Sa nB las Fr om the beautiful gra nit ea nd stainless st eel ki tc hen to the multilev el elev at or ,a nd tast eful dec or ,t his home will co nt inually sur pr ise yo uw ith the man ys tunning details tha th av en ot been ov er looked Lo ts loc ate di ns mall planned co mmunit yb et we en Po rt St Joe and Ca pe Sa n Bl as .E asy and quick ac ce ss to Ba ya nd Gu lf ,e njo yb each, shing and hun ting! Restaur an ts ,s hopping ,h ospital and co mmunit yc ollege ar ej ust minut es away Am enities o er ed ar ec ommunit yg ar den ar ea and st ock ed sh pond fo ry our enjo ymen t. Under gr ound utilities ar ei np lac e, sew er is ava ilable .L igh tCa nd Rs modular and manufac tur ed homes ar ep ermitt ed Na ta li eS ho af 850-227-4355 na ta li es ho af @g ma il .c om Special to The Star The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society is having a drawing for his and her Fuji bicycles worth over $600. The St. Joe Velo Bicycle Store at 408 Reid Ave. here in Port St. Joe donated one bicycle and Diana and Jessy Burkett donated the other one. Tickets for the drawing are $10 each or three for $25. All proceeds go directly to the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. You can buy tickets at the St. Joe Velo store, Hannon Insurance, St. Joseph Bay Humane Shelter, the Shelters Thrift Store on 10th Street or from any board member. The winning ticket will be drawn dur ing the ninth annual Masquerade Bow Wow Bash 6-10 p.m. ET Saturday, Oct. 25. The evening will feature live music, danc ing, fabulous food (you wont go hungry), silent and live auctions, Masquerade Con test (costumes optional) and the drawing for the bicycles. All proceeds will benet the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. For more informa tion about the drawing or ticket sales for the Bow Wow Bash, call The Shelter 2271103 or visit www.bowwowbash.org. Job fair at CareerSource The Bridge at Bay St. Joe will sponsor a job fair at CareerSource Gulf Coast from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET today, Oct. 2. CareerSource Gulf Coast is at 401 Peters St. in Port St. Joe. Special to The Star Charles Farley will be sign ing his latest book from 1-4 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Lighthouse Gift Shop (Maddox House) next door to the Cape San Blas Lighthouse in George Core Park on the bay in down town Port St. Joe. The Light house will also be open for tours at that time. Farley has recently com pleted a trilogy of mysteries set in and around Port St. Joe in 1938-1939. The third book in the series, published this month by Pineapple Press, is Secrets of St. Joe, and again features old Doc Berber, a cranky, ag ing sleuth who seems to attract mayhem wherever he goes. This time someone is try ing to kill the doctor and every one he cares about: his former housekeeper Jewel Jackson and her family, his half-breed Seminole Indian buddy Gator Mica and Port St. Joes tena cious police chief John Her man Lane. The doctors search for the madman leads him to his once lover Sally Martin, an abandoned beach house near Indian Pass, the wilds of Tates Hell, and the urban jungles of Tampa and Charleston. There he is forced to confront death and the darkest secrets of his friends, the murderer and himself. The rst book of the series is Secrets of San Blas, where Doc Berber and his sassy Af rican-American housekeeper Jewel Jackson set out to nd out who butchered the assistant keeper at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. In the second novel in the trilogy, Secrets of St. Vincent, Doc Berber and Gator Mica go after a murderer on savage St. Vincent Island. News BRIEF Win a pair of bicycles in SJBHS drawing Author to sign copies of latest from Florida Mystery Trilogy Some landscape im provement projects can end up causing more harm than good. I will talk about a particular problem thats more likely to affect you if your house is on an uneven lot, or if youre planning some major changes, such as adding a pool, building a deck or patio, or even creating a special ower bed, any work that will change the soil level around plants. Quite often projects that in volve changing the land level around your home even the ad dition of what seems like a small amount of soil ll can have a disastrous effect on established trees and shrubs. When you add ll around trees and shrubs, you may block some or all of the air and water they need to survive. Sometimes symptoms appear within a month or so. They may not show up for several years. But you can just about bet that if you make a signicant change in the soil land around a tree or shrub, it will be seriously affected, and probably killed. The damage shows up rst as small, yel lowed leaves, a lot of dead twigs, and numerous suckers along that main trunk. Sometimes, the very large branches on a tree will die. The extent of the injury depends on the type, age and conditions of the tree or shrub the depth and types of ll, the available drainage and some other minor factors. The type of soil also is im portant for example, clay soils causes the most injury. Its so ne in texture that it almost completed shut out air and wa ter. Just an inch or two of clay ll can cause trouble. On the other hand, you can usually add up to four inches of sandy soil without causing root problems. Gravel ll is the safest because it lets air and water through freely. You also need to think about the kind of tree you have. You can expect serious ll problems with maples, oaks, and ever greens. On the other hand, such trees as ash, locust, white elms and sycamores are hardly both ered. Time is another critical factor. If you leave ll around a tree for an extended period it isnt likely that youll be able to save it. Once injury symptoms appear, the key to solving the problem is to prevent damage from occurring by taking steps to insure that the tree will have adequate air and water after the ll is added. This can be expensive. If you need to add soil around a young tree, one thats already in poor condition or a tree of species you arent particularly fond of, youre probably better off re placing it after youve raised the land level. If youre determined to save the tree, you really need to build what amounts to a custom drain eld around it, using agricul tural tiles, short lengths of pipe made for this kind of job. Youll also need a brick or stone well around the tree trunk. This is fairly expensive and complicat ed. Its a project for a qualied professional. However, if you want to tackle this kind of job yourself, you should seek expert advice before you begin. For more information, call the Gulf County Extension Ser vice at 639-3200 or visit gulf.ifas. u.edu or edis.ifas.u.edu. Soil ll can prevent major shrub/tree problems ROY LEE CARTER County extension director
Local B6 | The Star Thursday, October 2, 2014 On Saturday evening guests can learn about the history of St. Joseph Bay on a sunset cruise aboard the Fishn Xpress, a 60foot, 44 passenger boat. The cruise departs 30 minutes before sunset. Tickets are $25 per person and ad vance registration is required. The Fishn Xpress has a snack bar and salon area where beer and wine will be available for purchase. The boat will leave from Jetty Park near Port St. Joe Marina 30 minutes before sunset. There are two clean restrooms and the boat is wheelchair accessible. Were always asking what more we can offer people, said preserve secretary Sandra Chan. The biggest responses we get are to excursions that involve the bay itself, hence the sunset cruise. We see sunsets out here that are just breathtaking. Chan said it takes a group of 40-45 volunteers to ensure the Bay Day runs as scheduled and thanked all of the Friends who help support each of the Bay Day events. The Friends of the Preserves is a citizen support organization established to protect, preserve, and support the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve and the St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve. The Friends raise funds and pro vide volunteer services to help manage the Preserves and to im prove public understanding and enjoyment of the Buffer Preserve and Bay. Projects recently completed by the group include retro-tting the existing tram carts to ensure that all seats faced the same direction and that the cars were ADA acces sible for wheelchairs. Were all getting excited and are working diligently to get ready for the event, Chan said. The buffer preserve was es tablished in 1995 to protect the surrounding uplands for preser vation of the bays pristine natural resources and water quality. Many researchers come to the preserve each year to study the ora and fauna the bay has to offer. The St. Joseph Bay State Buf fer Preserve visitors center is located at 3915 State Road 30A in Port St. Joe. For more informa tion, visit the preserve online at www.stjosephbaypreserves.org. From there, the class will break out into four groups to further explore their individual trades. Sessions include infor mation about Cottage Food Law, electronic commerce, simple business how-tos. Food focused entrepre neurs that want to develop their products beyond the direct-to-consumer en vironment will learn the ropes at the Beyond Cot tage session. A light dinner will be served and the day will end with a session on how vendors can successfully market themselves online through social media to raise awareness for both their product and loca tion. Teachers from World Markets, Inc. will even give advice on how to set up a successful display to help a product stand out. For those folks not currently involved in area farmers markets, this is an opportunity to show them how to take their hobby or passion and learn more about how to start their own business in a risk-free environment, Costin said. For those who are in volved in the markets, well show them how to grow their skills and take them to the next level. Ronnie Barnes, coordi nator of the Panama City version of the Farmers Market University, said that many markets are enthusiastic about adding new and diverse vendors to the lineups and now is the time for new faces to get involved, regardless of skill level. We want to inspire folks of all ages to get their products to market and to create their own jobs, said Barnes. One of the great est gifts we can give to our youth is to teach them how to succeed in business. Its a lesson that stays with them throughout their lives, and theres no better place to start than at one of our local community farm ers markets. Each of these creative small enterprises at local markets has the poten tial to take their products to the next level and into stores and shops, and even export to offshore markets. Thats good for everyone. The Farmers Market University is free and open to all ages. Costin said if the class is successful, GCSC would run it again in the future or add advanced classes to the curriculum. When growing and di versifying the economy, its the small businesses that make the difference, Cos tin said. Those who want to preregister for the event can do so online at www.Farm ersMarketU.org or by call ing 763-7359. Tr ades & Ser vi ces 45 16 04 2 19 Ye ar s of Se rv ic e! 229-13 24 Serving all of Gulf and Fr anklin Counties Pr ev entati ve Maintenance Email us at inf firstname.lastname@example.org www .portstjoeac.com BAY DAY from page B1 MARKET from page B1
CLASSIFIEDSThursday, October 2, 2014 The Star | B7 33959 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 12, 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. 790 Application No. 2014-38 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No: 03191-050R Description of Property: Parcel 2: Commence at the point of intersection of the Easterly boundary line of Indian Pass Beach, Group No. 1, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, and the Northerly right of way line of County Road S-30B, and thence run South 82 degrees 47 minutes 42 seconds East along said right of way line for 668.88 feet to a Point of Curve; thence continue along said right of way line along the arc of a curve to the left which has a radius of 1,585.37 feet and a central angle of 44 degrees 42 minutes 10 seconds for an arc length of 1,236.92 feet and a central angle of 44 degrees 42 minutes 10 seconds for an arc length of 1,236.92 feet to a concrete monument for the POINT OF BEGINNING. Thence continue along said right of way line along the arc of a curve to the left which has a radius of 1,585.37 feet and a central angle of 02 degrees 17 minutes 04 seconds for an arc length of 63.21 feet; thence North 50 degrees 13 minutes 04 seconds East along said right of way line for 128.63 feet to a concrete monument; thence leaving said right of way line run North 04 degrees 42 minutes 14 seconds West for 423.07 feet to a concrete monument; thence continue North 04 degrees 42 minutes 14 seconds West for 12.5 feet, more or less, to the waters edge of Indian Lagoon; thence South 51 degrees 15 minutes 07 seconds West along the waters edge of Indian Lagoon for 75.00 feet; thence leaving said waters edge of Indian Lagoon run South 05 degrees 54 minutes 56 seconds West for 14.00 feet, more or less, to a concrete monument; thence continue South 05 degrees 54 minutes 56 seconds West for 497.59 feet to a Point of Beginning. Said lands being on Indian Peninsula in Fractional Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. No structure of a temporary character, house, tent or construction shack erected or allowed to remain on any lot, except during the period of construction of a dwelling, not to exceed 90 days. Name in which assessed: Thorny Oyster, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 29th day of October, 2014. Dated this 23rd day of September, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2014 1010S STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND CIRCULATION Publication: The Star 135 W. Hwy 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publication Number: 518-880 Filing Date: October 2, 2014 Issue Frequency Weekly (Thursday Morning) Published Annually: 52 Weeks Annual Subscription Price: $34.65 Contact Person: Rodney Menzel (850) 747-5042 Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication and General Business Office of Publisher: 135 W Hwy 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: P.O. Box 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 Editor: Tim Croft 135 W. Hwy 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Managing Editor: Owner: Halifax Media Holdings LLC (a Delaware Corporation) 111 Center Street Little Rock, AR 72212 Publication Title: The Star Issue Date for Circulation Data: September 4, 2014 Extent and Nature of Circulation; Average No. Copies Each Issue During Preceding 12 Months; Actual No. Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date. Total Number of Copies: Average: 1,988 Actual: 2,013 Paid Circulation Mailed Outside-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541: Average: 331 Actual: 345 Mailed In-County Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541: Average: 65 Actual: 61 Paid Distribution Outside the Mails Including Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, and Other Paid Distribution Outside USPS: Average: 1,055 Actual: 1,031 Paid Distribution by Other Classes of Mail Through the USPS: Average: 0 Actual: 0 Total Paid Distribution: Average: 1,452 Actual: 1,437 Total Free or Nominal Rate Distribution: Average: 49 Actual: 50 Total Distribution: Average: 1,501 Actual: 1,487 Copies not Distributed: Average: 489 Actual: 526 Total: Average: 1,990 Actual: 2,013 Percent Paid: Average: 96.7% Actual: 96.6% Publication of Statement of Ownership: October 2, 2014 Rob Delaney, Finance Director September 24, 2014 I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information requested on the form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including fines and imprisonment) and/or civil sanctions (including civil penalties.) October 2, 2014 33945S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 14-51PR IN RE: ESTATE OF HAZEL MARIE BARTON Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Hazel Marie Barton, deceased, File Number 14-51PR, by 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; that the decedents date of death was August 11, 2014; that the total value of the estate is $99,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Carol B. Rich 411 N. Orange Ave Eufaula, AL 36027 Phyllis S. Rudisill 9547 Bay Vista West Indianapolis, IN 46250 David L. Barton 1545 Allshire Ct. Tallahassee, FL 32311 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 25, 2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Carol Rich Carol B. Rich 411 N. Orange Ave. Eufaula, AL 36027 Attorney for Person Giving Notice /s/ Mel Magidson Jr. Mel C. Magidson Jr. Attorney FL Bar No.: 261629 528 6th Street P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tele: (850) 227-7800 Fax: (850) 227-7878 E-Mail: mmagidson@ fairpoint.net Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 2014 33943S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 14-58-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN LACIVITA, LORI LACIVITA, LAWRENCE LACIVITA, HERON WALK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage dated September 12, 2014, in Case No. 14-58-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 KEVIN LACIVITA, LORI LACIVITA, LAWRENCE LACIVITA, and HERON WALK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., 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 October 9, 2014, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage and more particularly described as follows: LOT 8, HERON WALK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 31, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: September 18, 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. 25, Oct. 2, 2014 33956S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 12, 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. 836 Application No. 2014-40 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No: 03371-000R Description of Property: Begin at the Southwest corner of Section 26, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, for Point of Beginning; thence North along the West line of Section 26 for a distance of 420 feet to a point; thence East parallel to the South section line a distance of 525 feet to a point; thence South parallel to the West section line 420 feet to the South section line; thence West along the South section line a distance of 525 feet to Point of Beginning. Name in which assessed: William Coleman Smith 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 29th day of October, 2014. Dated this 22nd day of September, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2014 33981S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014-63-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TAUNTON TRUSS, INC.; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; MIDCOUNTRY EQUIPMENT FINANCE, INC. a/k/a MIDCOUNTRY BANK a/k/a OFC CAPITAL CORPORATION a/k/a OFC SERVICING, LLC a/k/a OFC HOLDING, LLC; MIDCOUNTRY EQUIPMENT FINANCE, INC. a/k/a MIDCOUNTRY BANK a/k/a OFC HOLDING, LLC; WOODFORD PLYWOOD, INC.; LAKESIDE LUMBER CO., L.L.C. a/k/a LAKESIDE LUMBER COMPANY, L.L.C.; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; and TAUNTONS, LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment dated September 12, 2014 and entered in Case No. 2014-63-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and TAUNTON TRUSS, INC.; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; MIDCOUNTRY EQUIPMENT FINANCE, INC. a/k/a MIDCOUNTRY BANK a/k/a OFC CAPITAL CORPORATION a/k/a OFC SERVICING, LLC a/k/a OFC HOLDING, LLC; MIDCOUNTRY EQUIPMENT FINANCE, INC. a/k/a MIDCOUNTRY BANK a/k/a OFC HOLDING, LLC; WOODFORD PLYWOOD, INC.; LAKESIDE LUMBER CO., L.L.C. a/k/a LAKESIDE LUMBER COMPANY, L.L.C.; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; and TAUNTON, LLC, are the Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on October 9th 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in the Courthouse Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment: Lots 3 and 5 of that certain unrecorded plat of the Gulf County Industrial Park, and being and lying in a portion of the Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4) of Section 18, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the 4 concrete monument marking the Southwest corner of said Section 18; thence North 85 degrees 25 minutes 26 seconds East 1429.01 feet to an iron pipe; thence North 24 degrees 15 minutes 37 seconds East 51.26 feet to a point of intersection of the Northeasterly right of way line of State Road 71 with the Northerly right of way line of State Road 381; thence along the Northeasterly right of way of State Road 71, North 18 degrees 20 minutes 53 seconds West 268.20 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said right of way line North 18 degrees 20 minutes 53 seconds West 413.04 feet; thence leaving said right of way line, North 86 degrees 08 minutes 06 seconds East 324.60 feet; thence South 17 degrees 55 minutes 26 seconds East 412.32 feet; thence South 86 degrees 08 minutes 13 seconds West 321.44 feet to the Point of Beginning. 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. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on September 17, 2014 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk 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 or voice impaired, please call 711 or email ADARequest@jud14.fl courts.org. Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 2014 33957S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 12, 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. 267 Application No. 2014-39 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No: 01369-115R Description of Property: Commence at the SE Corner of Section 35, T3S, R10W, and thence run 86 degrees 39 minutes 48 seconds East for a distance of 227.93 feet to the Eastern R/W line of SR 71; thence run North 145.5 feet, m/l, to the Southern R/W of a paved driveway; thence Easterly along the South side of said paved driveway 227.93 feet, m/l, to the boundary line between Section 35 & 36, T3S, R10W; thence South along said Section Line to the POB, containing 3/4 acre, m/l. Name in which assessed: Ladora L Nunnery f/k/a Ladora Nickell, f/k/a Ladora Mombi 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 29th day of October, 2014. Dated this 22nd day of September, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2014 33997S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 23-2012-CA-000124CAAXMX Division: Civil Division CU MEMBERS MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF COLONIAL SAVINGS, F.A. Plaintiff, vs. LINDA SKIPPER et al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property located in GULF County, Florida, described as: Lot 4, Block A: A parcel of land lying and being in the Southwest 114 of the Northwest 114 of Section 36, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Southeast corner of the Southwest 114 of the Northwest 114 of said Section 36; thence go North 012111 West along the East boundary line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 for a distance of 602.88 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING, departing the East boundary line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 114, go South 884604 West for a distance of 210.00 feet to a point on the Easterly right of way of Crestwood Lane (having a 60 foot wide right of way); thence go North 012111 West along the Easterly right of way boundary line Crestwood Lane for a distance of 207.50 feet; thence departing said Easterly right of way boundary line, go North 884604 East for a distance of 210.00 feet; thence go South 012111 East for a distance of 207.50 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Also known as: Lot 4, Block A, CRESTWOOD ACRES, unrecorded. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at AT SOUTH ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE, 1000 CECIL COSTIN BLVD., PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on January 8, 2015. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the us pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 12th day of September, 2014. Bill Kinsaul CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourts. Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1800-955-8771 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. October 2, 9, 2014 34029S 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. 1175 Application No. 2014-42 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No. 05076-000R Description of Property: Lots 15 and 16, Block 50, of Unit No. 3, of St. Josephs Addition to the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the Official Map on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Sue E. Lewis 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 5th day of November, 2014. Dated this 29th day of September, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014 34015S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 14-52PR IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLIE MAE KING Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Charlie Mae King, deceased, File Number 14-52PR, by the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456; that the decedents date of death was June 13, 2014; that the total value of the estate is $51,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Maxine King Gant 328 Ave. C Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Billie Frances ThomasBay Center Nursing Home Panama City, FL 32401 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is October 2, 2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Maxine Gant Maxine King Gant 328 Ave. C Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Attorney for Person Giving Notice /s/ Mel Magidson Jr. Mel C. Magidson Jr. Attorney FL Bar No.: 261629 528 6th St. P.O. Box 340 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tele: (850) 227-7800 Fax: (850) 227-7878 E-Mail: mmagidson@ gtcom.net October 2, 9, 2014 34031S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Robert K. Bondesen Sr. 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. 164 Application No. 2014-41 Date of Issuance: May 31, 2012 R.E. No. 00728-115R Description of Property: COMMENCE at the NE. Corner of said Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence, run South 89 Degrees 56 Minutes 03 Seconds West, along the North line of said Section 19, for 990.0 feet, to a point; thence run South 00 Degrees 57 Minutes 05 Seconds West for 383.65 feet, to a point on the Southerly R/W line of County Road No. 381 (a 100 R/R as presently established), said R/W line being in a curve, nontangent to the last described course, concave to the SW and having a radius of 2813.44 feet, thence run Northwesterly along said curving R/W through a central angle of 07 Degrees 20 Minutes 26 Seconds for an arc distance of 360.45 feet; said arc having a chord distance of 360.20 feet, and a chord bearing of North 65 Degrees 24 Minutes 10 Seconds West, to a point; thence leaving said R/W, run South 00 Degrees 57 Minutes 05 Seconds West for 470.74 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, of this Description; thence continue South 00 Degrees 57 Minutes 05 Seconds West for 165.0 feet; thence run South 89 Degrees 54 Minutes 09 Seconds East for 123.0 feet; thence run North 00 Degrees 57 Minutes 05 Seconds East for 165.0feet; thence run North 89 Degrees 54 Minutes 09 Seconds West for 123.0 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 0.50 acre, more or less. Name in which assessed: Brad Causey All of said property be-
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No phone calls, please Web ID#: 34300963 ing 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 5th day of November, 2014. Dated this 29th day of September, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014 34037S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2014 CA 27 TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK, a National Banking Association, as BANKTRUSTs Successor in Interest by Way of Merger, Plaintiff, vs. INDIAN LAGOON DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, Defendant. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Gulf County, Florida, and more particularly described in attached EXIHIBIT A Parcel 1: Lot 48, Indian Lagoon Estates Commence at a concrete monument set by Moorehead Engineering for the Southwest corner of Section 16, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence North 00 degrees 05 minutes 30 seconds 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 66 degrees 27 minutes 23 seconds East; thence North 64 degrees 02 minutes 25 seconds 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 1112.06 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 75 degrees 30 minutes 07 seconds East; thence North 86 degrees 57 minutes 49 seconds 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 Easterly along said curving right of way line for an arc distance of 1154.36 feet; said arc having a chord of 115143 feet bearing North 81 degrees 13 minutes 29 seconds East; thence North 75 degrees 29 minutes 08 seconds East along said right of way line for 1635.70 feet; thence North 75 degrees 55 minutes 20 seconds East along said right of way line for 622.56 feet to the P.C. of a curve in said right of way line concave to the South and having a radius of 14,023.90 feet; thence Easterly along said curving right of way line for an arc distance of 185.64 feet, said arc having a chord of 185.64 feet bearing North 76 degrees 18 minutes 06 seconds East to the Point of Beginning; thence continue Easterly along said curving right of way line for an arc distance of 100.00 feet, said arc having a chord of 100.00 feet bearing North 76 degrees 53 minutes 06 seconds East; thence South 12 degrees 54 minutes 38 seconds East for 747 feet, more or less, to the edge of a Marsh; thence Westerly along the edge of said Marsh for 97 feet, more or less, to a point on a line that bears South 13 degrees 19 minutes 09 seconds East from the Point of Beginning; thence North 13 degrees 19 minutes 09 seconds West for 768 feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 2: Lot 1 and 2 of Lagoon Vista, according to the Plat thereof as recorded In Plat Book 7, Page(s) 5, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. at public sale on the 6th day of November, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. (ET), to the highest bidder for cash at the front steps of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, in accordance with §45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the us pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on September 26, 2014. BECKY NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk This Instrument Prepared by: Steven B Bauman, Esq. 909 Mar Wal Drive Suite 1014 Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 sbauman@asglegal. com (850) 863-4064 NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT OF 1990 AND NOTICE REQUIREMENT OF RULE 2.540(c) If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance, Please contact: ADA COORDINATOR, P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402, (850) 747-5338, Jud14. flcourts.org/CourtAdmin /ADAinfo.htm at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. October 2, 9, 2014 96274S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No.: 2013-CA-000023 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 20072, Plaintiff, vs. CHERYL A. COMBS, ET AL., Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 4, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA000023of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2007-2, is Plaintiff and CHERYL A. COMBS, ET AL., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 at 10:00 a.m., Central Time (11:00 Eastern Time). on the 23rd day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 19 OF AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS SUNSHINE ACRES AND BEING LOCATED IN SECTION 13, TOWNSHIPS SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING SUBJECT TO A 60 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY EASEMENT ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF, SAID PARCEL BEING FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 892440 EAST FOR 1250.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING, FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE NORTH 8924 48 WEST FOR 250.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 013137 WEST FOR 408.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING SUBJECT TO A 60 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY EASEMENT ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF. Located: 590 BORDERS ROAD, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465-6445 and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, this 17th day of September, 2014. Rebecca Norris Clerk of said Circuit Court By: B. McGee-Collins As Deputy Clerk Clarfield, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Ave. Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561)713-1400 Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 2014 96254S PUBLIC NOTICE Hwy 22 Storage 1249 Hwy 22, Wewahitchka, FL 32465 #44 Dawn Armstrong #64 Collen Faircloth #41 Rena Baker #46 Ann Collins #74 Darleen Chism #51 Tim Chastin #73 Tonya Ellis#CC-N Charleen BrownTo be opened for sale October 7, 2014, 9:00 A.M. if payments are not brought up to date. September 25, 2014 October 2, 2014 96276S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012CA000095 Division No. Section. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2013-TT2 Plaintiff(s), vs. MARK L. LALUZERNE, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 12, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2012CA 000095 of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and or GULF County, Florida, wherein RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2013-TT2 is the Plaintiff and GLAE LALUZERNE AKA GLAE REA LALUZEERNE; MARK LOUIS LALUZERNE AND GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Main Lobby of Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 9th day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 9 AND 11, IN BLOCK 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF PORT SAINT JOE BEACH, UNIT ONE, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 58, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUNTY, CITY OF PORTSAINT JOE BEACH, STATE OF FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 230 GULF STREET, PORT SAINT JOE BEACH, FL 32456 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at GULF County, Florida, this 16th day of September, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS, Clerk GULF County, Florida By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk Michelle Garcia Gilbert, Esq./FL Bar# 549452 Laura L. Walker, Esq./FL Bar# 509434 Jennifer Lima Smith/ Florida Bar # 984183 GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110 Tampa, FL 33607 (813)443-5087 201604.5002/tavias In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, GULF County, 1000 CECIL COSTIN BLVD, PORT ST. JOE FL 32456-, County Phone: 850229-6112 EXT. 1107 TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 2014 96354S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 12 CA 000181 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. EMMA MAE PLAIR, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF EMMA MAE PLAIR Last Known Address: Unknown Current Residence Unknown UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF RALPH PLAIR Last Known Address: Unknown Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following descirbed property: LOT 6, BLOCK 26, IN THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 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 Choice Legal Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is P.O. BOX 9908, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33310-0908 on or before October 24, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the Star and file the original with the Clerk of 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. If you are a person with a disabiltiy 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court this 24th day of September, 2014. REBECCA NORRIS As Clerk of the Court By: B. McGee-Collins As Deputy Clerk File No. 11-7791 October 2, 9, 2014 96284S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2014 CA 000047 VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. DAN DANIELS AKA DAN T. DANIELS AKA DAN THOMAS DANIELS, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION of 427 S 4th Street, Wewahitchka, FL 34265, EVA MARIE DANIELS, ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 12, 2014, was entered in CASE NO. 2014 CA 000047 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida wherein Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. is the Plaintiff and Dan Daniels a/k/a Dan T. Daniels a/k/a Dan Thomas Daniels, Eva Marie Daniels are the Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, 11:00am ET in person 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 on 9th day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE NORTH HALF OF LOTS 142 AND 143, OF MACKS ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF WEWAHITCHKA, ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST FIVE FEET OF LOT 142 AS CONVEYED IN QUITCLAIM DEED RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 24, PAGE 109 TOGETHER WITH THAT MANUFACTURED HOME 2007 CMH BLUE RIDGE 76 X 16 VIN CLM087713TN. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. This the 18th day of September, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 2014 ADOPTION: Jewelry Designer & TV Journalist yearn for 1st baby to LOVEMeryl & David 1-800-552-0045 Expenses Pd FLBar42311 Furniture For Sale: Two Queen Sized Brand new mattresses w/ new mattress pads.. Never used $600 per set, comes w/ bed rails.. Beautiful Lane Iron Queen headboard $450. Brown leather queen/king headboard $200. Small wood kit table & two chairs $150. Wood & Glass new coffee table $85. Dark brown wood dresser w/ deep drawers $300. 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