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B7-B8 FUN DAY, B1 A9 All-state footballB5Pasta recipes Thursday, March 1, 2018 SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS GIVES STATEMENT, A5 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 @PSJ_Star facebook.com/psjstar50 Â¢ For breaking news, visit starÂ” .com By Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 @PSJ_Star | firstname.lastname@example.orgThe outlines of Eastern Shipbuilding GroupÂs plans in Gulf County began to be filled in during a presenta-tion Tuesday to the Board of County Commissioners.Attorney William Harrison sketched out additional details, including the timeline for the design and construc-tion of a floating dry dock at the bulkhead on the former paper mill site as well as job projections.That timeline, he qualified, is contigent on funding from Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., and permitting.If the rest of the portrait fills in as projected, sometime between June 2019 and June 2020 the dry dock would be up and operational in Port St. Joe, en route to creating 120 permanent jobs and 314 indi-rect jobs, based on accepted maritime economic projec-tions, Harrison said.The component parts of the dry dock, 120-feet by 425feet, would be constructed in EasternÂs Allenton yard in Bay County and shipped to Port St. Joe for assembly.The dry dock will be designed by Hager Dry Dock, the design contract, worth $440,000, approved Tuesday by the BOCC.The county would own the facility and enter a lease agreement with Eastern, under the unsolicited proposal brought to the county late last year.For Eastern a primary goal is to establish an efficient quality production process as it enters the initial phases of a contract with the U.S. Coast Guard to build offshore patrol vessels.The contract is potentially worth $10.5 billion for 25 ves-sels, Harrison said.However, the contract contains language that it could be re-opened and rebid after nine vessels, Harrison noted.In addition, he said the contract, as with most major contracts in shipbuilding, contains significant monetary damages for non-performance.ÂIt is a risk for Eastern to come here due to the liquidated damages,ÂŽ Harrison Some clarity brought to Eastern projectBy Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 @PSJ_Star | email@example.comThe Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday declined action on a protest of one of the first contracts awarded for the Eastern Shipbuilding dry dock.Technology Associates, Inc., based out of New Orleans, filed a formal protest of the award of a contract to Dewberry for engineering oversight services.In effect, to be the engineering inspector for the design and construction of the floating dry dock; the county awarded the contract for the design as part of Tues-dayÂs consent agenda.After more than a hour of discussion concerning the scoring of the proposals from Dewberry and TAI, commis-sioners, with little discussion moved ahead with awarding the contract to Dewberry.But, that might not be the end of the matter.A release the day before the meeting hinted that if the BOCC did not remedy the award, which the release contended, was based on the familiarity between county and Dewberry, litigation could follow.Company representative Myles Thomas said Tuesday at the conclusion of the meet-ing that next steps would be up to company officials.The county has no policy or ordinance covering a pro-cess for a bid protest, county attorney Jeremy Novak said.That left it to commissioners, with wide latitude, to decide which of four paths Novak suggested to follow.One, would be to agree to TAIÂs request to submit all the paperwork to a third party for its assessment of the propos-als; two, start the Request for Proposal over; three, accept TAIÂs presentation and award BOCC hears bid protestBy Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 @PSJ_Star | firstname.lastname@example.orgThe agenda for TuesdayÂs meeting of the Board of County Commissioners was a long one and included key items regarding economic development, road abandonment and historic preservation.So, it was little surprise that the Don Butler Commission Meeting Room was packed, standing-room-only, spilling out in the hallway, as full as it has been in months.A little more than two hours into what became a four-hour marathon, it became clear that the vast majority of folks in attendance were there for action that was never broached by commissioners.Dwayne Piergiovanni, a resident and businessman in South Gulf County, sought to press commissioners to increase enforcement of the countyÂs leash laws.By the time the meeting rolled around, that plea had been conflated online and social media into an attempt to ban dogs from the beach.And in this pet-friendly county, those were clearly tussling words. Piergiovanni, with a power point presentation, said the incidence of unleashed nuisance dogs, either those soiling the beaches or jump-ing at or attacking others, were on the rise.Too many people were not cleaning up after their dogs, he said, and too many were ignoring the countyÂs ordi-nance that requires all dogs to be leashed or otherwise under the control of their owners.Piergiovanni offered several options for bolstering funding for enforcement of the leash laws and suggested the Gulf County Tourist Development Council should be more circumspect in how A good beach soiled?Star Staff ReportThe end of a superb basket-ball season came, painfully, to an end Tuesday in Lakeland for the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School girls with a 54-45 loss to Wildwood in the state Class 1A title game. The Lady Tiger Sharks finished 28-3, Wild-wood the only Class 1A team to beat them after Port St. Joe routed Paxton 57-41 in Mon-dayÂs semifinals. The trophy was not the one they sought, but the Lady Tiger Sharks can console themselves with a battle well-fought.A glorious season [COURTESY PHOTOS/WAYNE TAYLOR] Commission room packed over dogs on the beachSee EASTERN, A6 See BOCC, A6 See BEACH, A3
** A2 Thursday, March 1, 2018 | The Star Star Staff ReportHow about a ÂWorm MoonÂŽ or some baubles from the market? Or just watch the best of lying. Here are some choices for the coming days.Check out the ÂWorm MoonÂŽ at the Climb the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. The latest full moon climb is tonight, 7-8:30 p.m. ET in George Core Park in Port St. Joe. The cost of the climb is $5 and no one under 44-inches tall may climb. Please wear sturdy shoes. As of today, Lighthouse Gift Shop hours change to 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. ET. The ÂWorm MoonÂŽ is the full moon that occurs in March, marking the end of winter as the last full moon prior to the spring equinox, around March 20. It is named after the earthworms that begin to emerge this time of year. It also nknown as the Lent Moon, derived from the Germanic languages, meaning spring, providing a name for Christian Lent prior to Easter.Watch the liars and give. The annual ÂLiarÂs ChallengeÂŽ fundraiser, which benefits the Gulf County SheriffÂs Office Easter basket drive and local food bank, will be 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at the Haughty Heron in Port St. Joe. Fish tales, tall tales, bear tales, any and all are welcome during this 90-minute storytelling throwdown. In addition to the title as ÂBest LiarÂŽ the storytellers are also after a small bit of cash: $75 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third. Emcee for the ÂLiarÂs ChallengeÂŽ will be Southern storyteller Robyn Rennick and the night will include a special guest appearance by Pat Nease, ÂState Champion LiarÂŽ as named by the Florida Storytelling Association. Entry to the event is an Easter basket item for the kids; a non-perishable food item for the food bank; or a cash donation to help the ÂbunnyÂŽ helpers fill in the gaps.Shop the SaltAir Farmers Market. The Port St. Joe SaltAir Farmers Market has just kicked off its 11th year and the market is back Saturda at City Commons adjacent to Port St. Joe City Hall, at the intersection of Reid Ave. and Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.. The market is held 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET the first and third Saturdays of every month in the park. At the market you may find fresh seasonal produce, jewelry, tie dye, carved woodwork and much more.THINGS TO DOThe ÂWorm MoonÂŽ is the feature in tonightÂs lighthouse climb. [FILE PHOTOS] The LiarÂs Challenge, beneÂ“ ting Easter drives and the food bank, is Friday at the Haughty Heron. The SaltAir Farmers Market returns Saturday. Special to The StarThe Joe Center for the Arts invites For-gotten Coast twoand three-dimensional artists working in all mediums to submit original artworks for jury consideration for the first annual 2018 Member Show to be held in April. The deadline for online submission of images of your art for jurying is Monday, March, 5. As this is our first year, your $40 entry fee includes a complimentary one-year membership.For the Member Show Prospectus and to submit on-line, please visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-JoeCenterForTheArts, e-mail email@example.com or call 281-780-5759.Call for Entries for the rst annual The Joe Member ShowStar Staff ReportCoats for Kids will be holding a Bake Sale/Sale on March 16. The City of Port St. Joe and Our home on Beacon Hill have agreed to help support this effort. The sale will be held in the Frank Pate Park from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET. The dinner will consist of a delicious hot dog, water, and chips. The cost will be $ 2.50 for a hot dog and $3 for a chili dog.The funds raised will be used to purchase winter hoodies and gloves for school children. Guidance counselors for the Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka high schools will be the con-tact for children in need.Memberships to sponsor a child will be $10 and will be available at the sale.Baked goods i.e. cakes ( no icing) brownies and cookies are requested from the community. Please call Jerry Stokoe at 899-0541 if you need information or would like to volunteer to pro-vide some baked goods of your choice.Coats for Kids fundraiser set for March 16 The funds raised will be used to purchase winter hoodies and gloves for school children.
** The Star | Thursday, March 1, 2018 A3the pet-friendly beaches are marketed.ÂWe do have a leash law and the majority of people abide by it,ÂŽ said Commissioner Phil McCroan to loud applause. ÂWe are never going to get 100 percent (compliance), but the majority of people do the right thing.ÂŽWith one animal control officer and constrained funding, McCroan said, the county is doing the best it can to address any issues.Kelli Godwin, TDC executive director, added that the county consistently ranks at the top of lists of pet-friendly destinations and that the TDC emphasizes the leash laws when dealing with visitors.Resident Kim Miller suggested additional signage and cleaning stations along the beach would at least be a start.The question of outlawing dogs from the beach never arose. And, while the vast majority in attendance exited the meeting after the discus-sion, satisfied, several walked up to Piergiovanni and thanked him for rais-ing the subject, no matter the blowback from the majority in the room. Wewahitchka courthouseThe county is moving ahead with conveying the historic Wewahitchka Courthouse to North Florida Child Development, adding proviso language that would allow the conveyance to include a foundation formed by local pioneer families in order to pursue historic preservation efforts and grant funding. Road abandonmentCommissioners halted any action to abandon Miscogee or Rish Harbor roads on the north end of the county.The request to abandon had come from Deseret, but due to the presence of two historic cemeter-ies and another historical site, those two roads will remain county roads.As part of an overall transaction with Deseret pertaining to other roads abandoned by the county, the county this week took formal possession of the Odena Boat landing and access road. The convey-ance will allow the county to pursue improvements to the landing. Waste Pro amnesty dayWaste Pro will hold its annual Amnesty Day, during which people may dispose of items such as batteries, paint, oil and other items, the last Saturday in April at the Five Points Transfer Station.County administrator Don Butler said the com-pany was targeting that Saturday as the static date for the annual event. BEACHFrom Page A1A Wewahitchka elementary student who threatened to Âblow upÂŽ the school and Âtie upÂŽ a teacher before it Âblew upÂŽ was arrested late last week on charges of threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction.The 12-year-old was booked into the Gulf County Detention Facil-ity and then turned over to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice where he will be held for 21 days.Gulf County SheriffÂs Office investigators said he did not possess, or have access to, explosive materials or devices.According to the SO, faculty members at Wewahitchka Elementary School reported that several students heard the boy making the threats.Investigators in turn interviewed those wit-nesses and followed with the arrest. ÂWe have to take these incidents seriously,ÂŽ said Sheriff Mike Harrison, adding that since the Broward County school shooting two weeks ago any threat to schools carry more import.Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton said much the same thing in a statement Wednesday. (See page A5).In a separate incident this week, authorities are pressing trespass charges against the father of a Port St. Joe high school student after he entered the school through an unauthorized entrance in order to discipline his child.ÂYou can not just walk in a school for negative purposes,ÂŽ Norton said. Â„Tim CroftWewahitchka student arrested for bomb threat Spring, at least officially, is still a few weeks away, but as this photo from Ron Rudolph demonstrates, recent warming temperatures have activated the flowery colors of spring.Blooming spring
** A4 Thursday, March 1, 2018 | The Star OPINION Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Tim Thompson Editor: Tim Croft Circulation: 850-522-5197 SUBSCRIPTIONS In county Out of county 1 Year: $24.15 $34.65 6 Months: $15.75 $21 Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. 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. Ed Perkins was the official starter of our Winter Olympic Games. Most school mornings Mom had to dynamite us out of bed. WeÂd crawl under the covers and hide. WeÂd moan real low like we had mononucleosis or diphtheria. WeÂd close our eyes extra hard and pretend the world was way off on the other side of Paducah. All of this changed if a few flakes of snow had fallen on Stonewall Street during the night. We leaped out of bed! We raced across the hardwood floor and slid to a halt in front of our old Zenith Âstand upÂŽ radio. Leon would twist the dial to 1440. WHDM was the local station and Mr. Ed was the morning announcer. We didnÂt get enormous amounts of snow in West Tennessee in the middle Â50Âs. But it didnÂt take much. An inch, maybe two and the roads became icy. You know you canÂt take a chance on one of those school buses sliding off the highway. And what if it kept snowing and everybody got trapped at schoolÂƒ..Mr. W. O. Warren and the school board had to err on the side of caution. We held our collective breaths through the Nat King Cole song and the McKenzie Tire Company commercial. We never heard the end of Mr. EdÂs statement, ÂAll Carroll County schools are closed today due to the inclemÂ„ÂŽ We were pulling our shoes on as we leaped off the back steps. It was still dark outside. All the better! David Mark wouldnÂt see my attack coming until the first snowball pelted into him! Mom would come rushing out with three coats in her hand. But she was too late. Our Winter Olympics had already started! Leon was the oldest brother. By five years. Our family was interrupted by World War II. It meant he was the biggest and strongest by far. And he always won the Snowball Throwing event. He used his size advantage. And he also cheated. HeÂd stick a rock in the middle of his snowballs. It added weight and consistency that Dave and I couldnÂt match. At first full light, we started the bobsled runs down the slope above the big ditch. We, of course, didnÂt have the means to procure a real sled. But an upside down metal garbage can lid worked pretty well once youÂd beaten the handle flat with a ball ping hammer. Leon lost the advantage here. His extra weight dug though the snow and into the ground and slowed him down considerably. David, the lightest, fairly flew down that hill! The Ice Skating events took place over on Mr. Archie MooreÂs pond. It was small enough to freeze over pretty quickly. We skated across that thing in our brogans. WeÂd do belly flops and see who could slide the furthest. WeÂd find some appropriate size sticks and play ice hockey using an old Pet Milk can as a puck. Of course, true to form, about two minutes into the game the fight broke out. We forgot all about the milk can and just went to flailing away at each other with the sticks! We fought till someone got knocked unconscious or somebody fell through the ice. Our Olympic Games werenÂt hampered by referees, foreign officials or international rules. The Tree Toss was LeonÂs favorite event. HeÂd tie some hay bailing string to the top of a young, but sturdy, tree and pull it right down to the ground. HeÂd have me or Dave lay down on the pulled over top and heÂd let go of the rope. The object was to hurl us over the big ditch. When David and I complained about crash landing into the far side of the ditch, Leon comforted us with, ÂThe snow will break your fall.ÂŽ Our Olympic Games matured as we grew older. Ricky Hale somehow came up with a real sled. WeÂd gather on Forrest Avenue at the top of the hill where the road curved down to Main Street. WeÂd hop aboard and take off on that ice slick road like all of America was depending on us! It dawned on me about the time our speed burst out of control that if a car was rumbling along Main StreetÂƒÂƒwe might be in a bit of trouble! And that wasnÂt our most dangerous Olympic Game. Leon got almost old enough to drive. HeÂd take a long rope and tie a 1956 Chevrolet car hood behind Mr. Luther PurvisÂ pickup truck. Me and Dave would pile onto the hood and heÂd take off down the Como Road like Robert Mitchum in ÂThunder Road.ÂŽ WeÂd be holding on for dear life and bouncing from one ditch to the other! If you LIVED through our Olympic Games, a gold medal was near Âbout superfluousÂƒÂƒ. Respectfully, KesHUNKER DOWN We didnÂt give a hoot about the gold Kesley ColbertMany folks seem to be addicted to trying different sorts of diets. I wonÂt profess to be one of those diet addicts, however I do experiment with what IÂm eating from time to time. This is mainly just to see if I feel better, sleep better or have some sort of miraculous increase in vitality. First of all, let me tell you that I have not found any secret diet or drink, so donÂt go skimming to the end. I donÂt want you to order anything either; IÂm against those kinds of deals. However, I will hold out for something like magic water they have down at the Fountain of Youth in Saint Augustine, Florida. For the record, I did try it and it didnÂt work. Lately, IÂve been eating a lot of beets and drinking a lot of soy milk. IÂve been fond of beets for quite some time. I think it is the color purple and the overall versatility of beets. Recently I have been mixing them with various things making what I thought was an original creation of ÂBeet Jerky.ÂŽ After getting excited, I later found out that others have made beet, rather than beef jerky, so I was kind of let down. My latest batches were labeled ÂPBJÂŽ and ÂPurple Power.ÂŽ The PBJ was just beets and plantains which I cooked into a concoction that I later dried in my dehydrator. Purple Power was beets and dates, which I did similarly. Both were good and as normal beets do, they cause one to do all bathroom things in a Âpurplish manner.ÂŽ With all the purple, they have to be good for you. I really do like them. Making such things reminds me of the chemistry set I got for Christmas about 45 years ago. Mama always let me play in the kitchen, I probably always will. The soy milk is something that I wasnÂt that crazy about trying again. I like the taste of milk and honestly, I have not been diagnosed to have any issues with milk or other dairy products where I have to drink something else. Cheese will always be something I canÂt live without. But, IÂve been eating my bowl of cereal with soy milk every morning and putting soy milk in my coffee. Does it help? IÂm not really sure that I have any issues, thus I canÂt say that it is helping or hurting. Like many things I do, I do it for memories sake. I remember lunch in the first grade. I remember my short roundish first grade teacher who I loved so dearly. Why did I love her? We all loved our first grade teachers, but I particularly loved mine because she was quick to stop the meanness I always faced when I opened my GI Joe thermos of milk at lunch. For whatever reason, allergies I would suppose, I could not drink regular milk in the first grade. I had to drink this stinky soy milk that came in a can. It didnÂt taste bad, but it did stink. First graders are going to let you know when something smells bad and they are going to say it loud and in some cases sing about your stinky milk. So while eating my breakfast, I donÂt hear the stinky milk song, I feel the love of very short and very round lady who always was there to fend off the wolves. After reading about the history of soy milk, I found out that I was just a little too early. It seems that up until the 1960s the major problem with soy milk was its unpleasant ÂbeanyÂŽ smell and taste. Some researchers figured this out and started producing a less smelly version in the 1970s. The best I can figure, I missed it by a year or two. As Mama used to say, ÂLife goes on.ÂŽ Stinky and purple? IÂll take them both. Read more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com.CRANKS MY TRACTOR Stinky and purple BN Heard The Ice Skating events took place over on Mr. Archie MooreÂs pond. It was small enough to freeze over pretty quickly. We skated across that thing in our brogans. WeÂd do belly ops and see who could slide the furthest. By Lee H. HamiltonSpecial to The StarCall me a contrarian. Or even a Pollyanna. But when everyone around me is filled with gloom and despair, seeing dire portents in every political headline, I try to find trends that encourage me. And IÂm finding them. It could be that my hopes outrun the realities. But IÂm guardedly optimistic thatÂs not the case. If thereÂs a single theme that ties them together, it seems to me that many people are beginning to view government with greater realism as to what it can do about improving the quality of life of our people. DonÂt get me wrong Â„ there are still plenty of Americans who believe that government is best which governs least, and many others who reflexively turn to government to solve our problems. Including some who profess to dislike government. Still, amidst all of the past yearÂs political turmoil Â„ in fact, in no small part because of it Â„ thereÂs been a renewed understanding that this country is a work in progress; that itÂs not yet finished creating itself. And so Americans of all ideological stripes are determined to question and challenge features of the political environment that concern them. TheyÂre looking at divisive issues like immigration with a dose of realism Â„ an assessment of what should and can be accomplished Â„ that hasnÂt always been evident before. TheyÂre standing up for better treatment of women and confronting the costs of past assumptions. TheyÂre marching and protesting. TheyÂre running for office. TheyÂre scrutinizing public figures more carefully than in the past. In other words, thereÂs an energy and a vitality in the system that were hard to glimpse before. Because politicians are pretty good at adjusting to the public mood, theyÂre becoming a shade less divisive, less polarized, less partisan, and maybe even less intolerant of different opinions. IÂve even seen some strike a note of humility. ItÂs possible IÂm reading too much into this, but I think a growing number of Americans are tired of rancor, and are reasserting their respect for a nation founded on the principles of Âout of many, oneÂŽ and Âfreedom and justice for all.ÂŽ And so there are signs of more flexibility in political life Â„ of politicians and ordinary Americans shying away from implacable positions. They recognize that itÂs a big country and we have to make it work. They are beginning to see, I hope, what it means to be an American citizen: that you canÂt be too dogmatic, that we need to accept differences and extend to everyone the opportunity to become the best they can be. This is crucial, because the United States is changing in dramatic ways Â„ becoming less white, less rural and suburban, more urban, more racially diverse, possibly a bit less religious. In many parts of the country thereÂs an understanding that whether we like it or not, our daily lives are affected by globalization and by forces exerted from far outside our immediate communities. Now, there are plenty of counter-trends to everything I just said, and these get a lot of attention Â„ indeed, they dominate our view of where the country stands right now. But as I survey the country and speak to different groups, I keep getting glimpses of the more hopeful trends I outline. So the question I come away with is, can they be sustained, nurtured, and enhanced? And there, IÂm afraid, IÂm less hopeful. Because the answer depends upon the quality of our political leadership. For the most part, I donÂt see our most prominent leaders stepping forward with the determination to move the country in a more unified direction. WeÂve always risen to the challenge of deep-seated, fundamental change in the past, but that doesnÂt mean we always will. So where does that leave us as citizens? I think it falls to us to push the hopeful trends forward, to make them so obvious that they Signs of HopeSee HAMILTON, A5
** canÂt be ignored. If weÂre not at a crossroads, weÂre certainly not far from one, and in the end, itÂs up to each of us which direction weÂll take as a nation. Lee Hamilton is a Senior Advisor for the Indiana University Center on Representative Government; a Distinguished Scholar, IU School of Global and International Studies; and a Professor of Practice, IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years. The Star | Thursday, March 1, 2018 A5 LETTERSMother Nature will win Dear Editor, You canÂt beat Mother Nature. No matter what man does, it only changes Mother NatureÂs plan temporarily. Like the sand on the Cape.... ItÂs obvious nature wants to break through at the Stump Hole and the sand wants to build at the point till it meets the shoreline over by Tyndall property. ItÂs a shame some people didnÂt have enough common sense not to build on shifting sand. This should be the cheapest land in the state. One good Category 3 hurricane will accelerate the shift. You could find the State Park as an island for a few years till the point makes its way to shore. ItÂs insane that the county has to come up with all that money every seven or eight years to try to correct something thatÂs not really wrong. ItÂs nature. Build an overpass now, at the stump hole, before its necessary.Dennis Maulding, Port St. JoeThe passing of Billy Graham Dear St. Joe Community, The recent passing of Rev. Billy Graham has resonated within me so. This devoutly Roman Catholic girl encountered Billy Graham as a high school teenager in Tallahassee and lost her heart to ÂAmericaÂs Pastor.ÂŽ I was so taken by his gift for effortlessly navigating Christian denominations, for focusing clearly and precisely on the Christ we all share, and for turning my focus toward Him, too. Throughout my college years, I read Billy GrahamÂs books and watched him on television as both my Catholic Christianity and my respect for Mr. Graham simultaneously deepened. A decade after my Billy Graham crusade, I fell in love with a St. Joe-born boy who had moved to my home town of Tallahassee. Not long after we met, we traveled to St. Joe to meet my future Williams/ Peak inlaws. On that same trip, I also met a pastor who struck me so similarly to the way Mr. Graham had during my teen years. Brother Dave Fernandez is another Billy Graham to my heart. He, too, effortlessly navigates denominations. Christians of all backgrounds, as well as people who do not consider themselves church-goers, are drawn to him and to the precious gift he has for shepherding hearts. Christ, Himself, is palpable in Brother DaveÂs presence. About two years after I first met Brother Dave, my husband Jimmy and I learned we were expecting our first child and that there were some complications threatening the pregnancy. The very first person I instinctively wanted to pray for our unborn son was Brother Dave and I called my sister-in-law and asked her to ask him for his prayers. A few months later, when the pregnancy was more stable, we traveled to St. Joe where my husband and Brother Dave both laid hands on the unborn son within my growing belly and prayed for him together. What a precious memory I have to keep tucked in my heart! (That baby boy is now a 19 year-old Freshman at Florida State University!) It is so very easy to take the treasures in our midst for granted. Brother Dave is indeed a heavenly treasure. I do not live in St. Joe but I sincerely hope Brother Dave is mentoring some young pastor in his precious ways of Âcommunity pastoring.ÂŽ His authentic gift for reaching people regardless of church backgrounds or denomination boundaries is one that desperately needs to be passed on to future generations. We need Billy Grahams and Brother Daves in our world more than ever. Faithfully,Anne-Elizabeth Williams, (Mrs. James A. ÂJimmyÂŽ Williams, II)Sand for All or Sand for None movement Dear Editor, First, I want to thank the County Staff, County Commissioners, Pat Hardman and the CCA Membership for the enormous amount of hours and energies they have expended to make Beach Restoration a reality. They have had to overcome too many obstacles, including the loss of the DOTÂs three million dollar commitment to the restoration project, in their efforts to bring this project to fruition. Many thanks are warranted. Over the past four years, I have attended most of the county meetings where beach restoration was a part of the agenda. I was a member of the ÂSave the CapeÂŽ campaign to promote passage of the most recent MSTU. I had the opportunity to join Mr. Hammond and Mr. Yeager in Tallahassee to find any additional financial avenues to offset the above mentioned loss of DOTÂs three million dollar commitment. Sadly, we were unsuccessful in this effort. I received a letter from the ÂSand for All or Sand for None Movement.ÂŽ When I first read it, my initial reaction was who sent it to me. The letter didnÂt contain any names or signatures, so I checked the envelope only to discover there wasnÂt a return address. It was mailed anonymously. Upon reading the letter a second time, I decided the movement was based on partial facts and selected information. It reminded me of games played on playgrounds. If the game isnÂt played per your rules, you picked up your ball and went home. I struggle to take seriously letters and emails sent anonymously. HereÂs a fact, the last MSTU was approved overwhelmingly by the interior and bay side home owners. It is my belief, these votes were cast based on their individual desires to help Save the Cape, and not based on how much sand their homes would receive from the restoration process. HereÂs another fact, many areas of the beach north of Rish Park have been accreting (growing) at the rate of 1-2 feet per year over the past 4-5 years. An additional fact, several members of this movement are o ut-of-state residents, who own rental income property on the Cape. In January, The county commissioners held a Public Workshop, soliciting (almost pleading) for your ideas, optional solutions and even additional financial avenues to explore. You made a conscious decision not to drive the 4-6 hours necessary to share your thoughts and ideas. You didnÂt even take advantage of all the addition avenues of communication to express your thoughts. I know this to be fact because I attended this meeting. Now you want to pick up your ball and go home. If you decide to step out of the shadows, into the daylight, I am willing to meet with you individually and provide you with a complete set of facts and information which will allow you to make a well informed opinion. If you feel safer stepping into the daylight as a group, I am sure I can arrange one or two county officials to be a part of the group conversation. Unlike your emails and letters, my contact information is listed below.Butch Kline, 229-1184.Sand or no sand Dear Editor, In reference to the great ÂSand Grab of 2018.ÂŽ This is the most outrageous proposal on record. Not able to vote in the referendum for beach renourisment of the Cape San Blas beaches I did voice my approval, a mistake. I was a property owner but not a resident. Now I am able to vote and that mistake will not be repeated. Building community was one of the reasons given for approval of the proposal. Well, that goal has been destroyed. Community cannot be built on disrespect or distrust. We paid for sand, and we should get sand.Sam Paschal, Gulf County HAMILTONFrom Page A4LETTERS TO THE EDITOREd. Note: In the wake of an incident involving a Wewahitchka student last week, and the trespassing of a Port St. Joe father this week, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton issued the following statement on Wednesday. There but for the grace of God go IÂƒ It is difficult to turn our minds from the unconscionable tragedy that took place in Broward County nearly two weeks ago. As we continue to lift those closest to this tragedy up in prayer, we cannot help but wonder what if. What if it were our community, our schools, our students? While we fully understand that our schools are not immune to such a tragedy, it is important to note that on several levels there were multiple opportunities to prevent that particular incident. The person responsible was on the radar of several agencies and seemed to suffer from an untreated (perhaps undiagnosed) mental illness. Regrettably, he slipped through the cracks, did not receive the interventions he needed, and ultimately created a scenario of unspeakable heartbreak and destruction. Put plainly, the system failed, and failed to keep safe those most vulnerable among us. Sometimes it feels like school districts are under a gag order. There has been much discussion throughout the state and the nation since this tragedy regarding how to best address current laws and restrictions pertaining to confidentiality and individual rights while at the same time protecting the basic rights of our students and employees to feel and be safe in our schools. As I have often said, there are many advantages to living and working in a small, tightly knit community. Not least among them is the ability to more easily see our students as individuals, to know their specific circumstances, home lives, needs, and temperaments. Tragedies cannot always be prevented, but had this young man been in Gulf County, I am confident the outcome would have been different. I canÂt help but to believe someone would have noticed much earlier, and someone would have acted to intervene. As the nation looks back on this tragedy, theories will be formed and opinions proffered. In truth, it is unlikely that we will ever truly understand the ÂwhyÂŽ of this tragedy, and without understanding the complex causes, solutions will not be easily developed. This is not a Second Amendment debate! The gun was merely the means to the end. Instead, it is a question of how do we best detect the quietly smoldering hatred lurking in the shadows and intervene before it manifests itself in bloodshed and loss of precious life. Just as the problem and its causes are multifaceted, so must be the solution. Schools are a soft target to those with an agenda. While no one wants our schools to develop a prison-like atmosphere, there are measures that can be put in place to ensure the safety of those within. Additional man-power in the form of armed resource officers, the legal option to arm qualified school district employees, access to well-trained mental health professionals, and more secure facilities are a start. Limited financial resources, however, make implementing such enhancements extremely difficult. I encourage each of you to contact your legislators, and please encourage them not to support any unfunded safe school mandates, while demanding that they make school safety a top priority. We, at Gulf District Schools, certainly will not limit our effort to be vigilant in securing and protecting our schools at all costs! Recently, Gulf District Schools has experienced its own threats; threats that weeks ago may have been handled differently, but in the aftermath of the Broward County tragedy, these matters were squelched and immediately turned over to law enforcement to be handled as criminal matters. From the bottom of my heart, I want to personally thank our Gulf School District teachers, support staff, and administrators for being strong, caring, and proactive. As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions, because often personnel on our school campuses and concerned citizens have unique insight and perspective and can offer good suggestions to make improvements for our campuses. This will be particularly important as we take steps to enhance the security in and around the schools. Chance favors the prepared mind. We will prepare. We will prevail. And we will give God the glory. Most Sincerely, Jim Norton, Superintendent Gulf District SchoolsStatement from Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton Recently, Gulf District Schools has experienced its own threats, threats that weeks ago may have been handled di erently, but in the aftermath of the Broward County tragedy, these matters were squelched and immediately turned over to law enforcement to be handled as criminal matters. Rev. Billy Graham [PIXABAY]
** A6 Thursday, March 1, 2018 | The Starsaid. ÂWe have been working on this for five or six years. It has been a long, tortuous process.ÂŽA key, though was the Coast Guard contract, which Eastern won over companies in Maine, Louisiana and Mis-sissippi, all of them larger in workforce and bottom line, Harrison noted, making it something of ÂDavid vs. Goliath.ÂŽThe Port St. Joe ÂyardÂŽ is seen as serving multiple pur-poses for Eastern, Harrison said.Language in the Coast Guard contract requires a vessel, after initial launch, can not be in the water more than 365 days if not already delivered.Those vessels would be taken out of the water via the dry dock.Â(Port St. Joe) would serve as a haul-out location and for vessel repairs,ÂŽ Harrison said.For every direct job the dry dock would create, Harrison said, using a widely-accepted measurement of maritime economics, another 2.62 indirect jobs could be expected, primarily in the services sector, but also wholesale and retail trade, finance, insurance and real estate and manufacturing.Port St. Joe would also become the lone dry dock facility between Tampa and Mobile, AL, which would open the facility for ship repair. ÂWe have a great opportu-nity here to do (ship repair) here in Port St. Joe,ÂŽ Harri-son said.The BOCC is seeking nearly $30 million in BP fine dollars from Triumph Gulf Coast to facilitate the design and con-struction of the dry dock.The pre-application for the project was deemed eligible in January by the Triumph board and the process has moved to a full application.Much of the discussion on the dry dock hinges on that funding.In the short-term, a $6 million state appropriation in 2017, $1 million of that for dredging around the bulkhead, is to be used to create an Âoutfitting yardÂŽ on which Eastern will outfit a vessel which will arrive in Port St. Joe as mostly hull and motors and whatever is needed to sail, Harrison said.The company has a contract with New York City for three 300-foot long ferrys, with the first hull under construction and potentially arriving in Port St. Joe the middle of next year, Harrison said.Outfitting could take as long as 18 months, Harrison said.The primary challenge, Harrison noted, is related to the workforce.Nearly five years ago East-ern, with a contract out of Brazil, sought to lure the workforce needed to jump start an expansion to Port St. Joe with less-than-ideal results.The county is pursuing a $625,000 state appropriation to be used for workforce training, even the establishment of a training facility in Gulf County.The county is also using RESTORE Act funding to create a welding program at Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School.Harrison said it was not possible to Eastern to require subcontractors and vendors to use Gulf County employees, the hope being that between building a workforce and sheer convenience, some of East-ernÂs 150-odd vendors would ultimately set up shop in Port St. Joe.The overall goal, Harrison said, was to Âprime the pump and get things going here.ÂŽEastern has leased 20 acres of the former paper mill site from the St. Joe Company for five years with an option to lease 20 more acres, Harrison said.Eastern, St. Joe and the BOCC are partners in a joint agreement for the $6 million state appropriation and St. Joe is working with Eastern on its expansion plans. EASTERNFrom Page A1the contract to TAI; or, four, award the contract, as recommended by county staff, to Dewberry.The basis of TAIÂs protest was its experience with float-ing dry docks, which Thomas contended Dewberry, while a large and highly-qualified civil engineering firm, lacked.TAI, meanwhile, has extensive knowledge and experience with the exact sort of facility to be constructed off the bulkhead at the former paper mill site in Port St. Joe, Thomas said.ÂWe have the expertise,ÂŽ Thomas said. ÂThatÂs the basis of our protest.ÂŽOver 40 minutes county administrator Don Butler reviewed his review and scor-ing of the proposals.The only written documentation is a page of notes Butler jotted down while going through the proposals.Butler emphasized several times that he was not addressing an initial eightpage response from TAI or a 30-page follow-up document.ThomasÂ presentation, that 30-page document based on both proposals after a public record request for all county documents on the RFP, was in stark contrast to ButlerÂs summation.Where Butler characterized as overly complex and dense responses to some areas abouit project approach and scope, TAI contended they provided a recitation of its expertise.Several times Butler said the county was Ânot trying to build a rocket shipÂŽ but Thomas noted that a floating dry dock, which will have to lift as much as 10,000 long tons out of the water, is an animal all its own.Butler also faulted TAI on various aspects of how the project would begin, play out and communications between stakeholders and the county, questioned conflict-ing statements in different sections of the proposal and said sections appeared to be Âcut and pasteÂŽ from other proposals.Thomas, over 20 minutes, said Dewberry was unrespon-sive to several requests for explanations of expertise and experience in ÂanalogousÂŽ projects, therefore disquali-fying the proposal.Instead it received higher scores.ÂThis demonstrates how the evaluation criteria was not applied objectively,ÂŽ the presentation detailed in part.ThomasÂ final slides dealt with requests for key person-nel on the project, and their relevant expertise in such a project as well as details of any related projects over the prior 10 years.DewberryÂs key personnel lacked experience in floating dry docks, Thomas said, while TAIÂs key players came with experience on dry dock projects.And, Dewberry listed not a single ÂanalogousÂŽ project in the prior 10 years, while TAI listed at least five, though Butler discounted three due to questions about whether the lead on the project was with TAI.Thomas assured the board she was.In both sections, Butler scored Dewberry higher than TAI.Commissioner Ward McDaniel was the lone com-menter on the board, moving to approve ButlerÂs recommendation to award the contract to Dewberry.Commissioner David Rich seconded; the vote was unanimous. 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** A8 Thursday, March 1, 2018 | The Star OUTDOORSCONTACT USEmail outdoor news to firstname.lastname@example.org FISHING REPORTWow, what a turn around for Â“ shing on the Forgotten Coast, we had some monster bull Red's taken out at St. Joe beach near the concrete tower and then some nice Red's also taken up in the Canal. So RedÂ“ sh has turned on and the bait of choice is live shrimp just Â” at lined with a large split shot about 2 or 3 feet above your bait. Now let me take what room I have left here to pass on some great news to all anglers in our area. Trigger Fish will open on March 1 in State and Federal waters We could not be happier about the news but before you jump up and down here is the bad news. The bag limit is only ONE Â“ sh per angler per day and a 15 inch fork length. This has changed from 2 Â“ sh per day and 14 inch. fork length. But hey we'll take it for some nice Triggers. If you need further information regarding Trigger Fish contact MyFWC. com. Until next week, Happy Fishing !By Patricia K. Hardman, PhDPresident, Coastal Community Association. Special to The StarThe Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has recognized for some time that the water breaking through the Stump Hole rock revet-ment is an access/egress and environmental issue for property owners and visitors and has done what it could to help protect the Cape San Blas Road and St. Joseph Bay.The project has been carried out by the BOCC through grants.In 1996, then-Com-missioner Warren Yeager led the way to get 2,100 linear feet of engineered rock abutment placed at the Stump Hole approved and permitted by Florida Department of Environ-mental Protection.The Engineering was done by MRD Engineering.This had to be done in stages to obtain grant funding. The present project is funded through Florida Department of Transportation funds and MGP to take the rock abutment to the Eglin Property. These FDOT TRIP Funds are available to Gulf County and the BOCC has chosen to use them at the Stump Hole over the life of this project. This abutment gives as much protection as pos-sible and the current work completes the project to the southern end of the Stump Hole. This por-tion of the project cost is $1.4 million (and no this funding cannot be used for sand). The total proj-ect cost to date has been $3.8 million.IC Contractors has been contracted to do this portion of the project and the anticipated comple-tion date is July 1.Thanks once again for Yeager and the BOCC for rising to the challenge of Saving the Cape and Protecting our St. Joseph Bay.Reinforcement of Stump Hole underway[SPECIAL TO THE STAR] By Jack and Nancy BlakeSpecial to The StarAbout 80 miles north of Port St. Joe lies a hidden gem of a state park known as Three Rivers Park. In Part One of this ÂDay TripÂŽ feature, we hopefully showed you what to expect as you proceed north to the park area. This installment will feature not only Three Rivers Park, but a second hidden gem of a state park, only about 25 miles to the southeast, known as Torreya Park. Three Rivers State Park is located along 2.5 miles of Lake Seminole shoreline a few miles north of the small town of Sneads. The park gets its name from the Flint and Chattahoochee rivers, which meet to form Lake Seminole above the nearby Woodruff Dam. Below the dam is the third of the three rivers, the Apalachicola, which then flows untamed until it pours into the Gulf of Mexico. The park is a mecca for freshwater anglers, bird and botany enthusiasts, campers, hikers, boaters and picnickers. There are four educational, self-guided hiking trails and thirty family campsites for both tents and RVÂs. The state of Georgia is clearly visible across the waters of Lake Seminole. Torreya State Park, located on the banks of the Apalachicola River, can be reached by traveling south from Chattahoochee (on the way back to Port St. Joe) for less than 20 miles along highways 269 and 270. ItÂs 13 miles north of Bristol, 20 miles from Blountstown. The park is named after the rare and endangered Torreya tree, a member of the nutmeg family and endemic to the local east bank of the Apalachicola RiverÂs limestone bluffs. Like Three Rivers, Torreya offers camping (29 sites), hiking, picnicking, wildlife and bird watching. Among the main scenic features of the park are the high limestone bluffs overlooking the Apalachicola River. The steep, heavily foliated bluffs rise more than 150 feet above the river. And the primary historic feature of the park is Gregory House, which dates to 1849. It is an old plantation home and is furnished with articles dating to the mid-1850s when the house was occupied by planter Jason Gregory and his family. In the back yard of the house is a magnificent view of the flowing but peaceful river below. We hope you enjoyed both installments of our latest ÂDay Trip from PSJ.ÂŽ Hopefully theyÂll be more. Thanks for reading.Day Trip travelogue Â… north to the Georgia border, Part IIThree Rivers State Park [COURTESY OF JACK AND NANCY BLAKE] Three Rivers State Park [COURTESY OF JACK AND NANCY BLAKE] Camping at Three Rivers State Park [COURTESY OF JACK AND NANCY BLAKE] Fishing at Three Rivers State Park. [COURTESY OF JACK AND NANCY BLAKE] Wildlife at Three Rivers State Park [COURTESY OF JACK AND NANCY BLAKE] Gregory House at Torreya State Park [COURTESY OF JACK AND NANCY BLAKE] Apalachicola River at Torreya State Park [COURTESY OF JACK AND NANCY BLAKE]
** The Star | Thursday, March 1, 2018 A9 SPORTSStar Staff ReportA successful 2017 football campaign, including an 8-4 record and a trip to the state Class 1A semifinals, continued last week with the announcement of all-state teams.Port St. Joe placed seven players on the various teams named by Floridahsfootball.com.Alvin Dempsey and Kendre Gant were named to the first-team.Dempsey, making it three consecutive years on the all-state first-team, was named as a defensive lineman after a season during which he recorded 76 tackles, includ-ing 29 solo, with a team-high 20 tackles for loss and nine sacks.Gant was named as a utility player, combining his 48 tackles, blocked punt and interception on defense, with his 19 receptions for 434 yards and six touchdowns, all team-highs, as a wide receiver on offense.Two Tiger Sharks, lineman Darius Townsend and linebacker Caleb Butts, were named to the second-team defense.Townsend, a junior, had 62 tackles, 24 solo, nine tackles for loss and five sacks.Butts recorded 52 tackles, 27 solo, along with 15 tackles for loss and nine sacks.Honorable mention honors went to linebacker Khayyan Zacarro and Bubba Ash and defensive back Russell Russ.Zacarro led the Tiger Sharks in tackles with 157, 76 solo, with 10 tackles for loss and two sacks.Ash was second on the team with 100 tackles, 37 solo, had an interception and six tackles for loss.Russ recorded 79 tackles in the secondary, including 40 solo, with a sack and two tackles for loss.Tiger Sharks place 7 on all-state teamsClockwise from top left: Alvin Dempsey, Kendre Gant, Darius Townsend, Caleb Butts, Russell Russ, Bubba Ash, Khayyan Zacarro [FILE PHOTOS] Star Staff ReportA 5-1 loss to Bay High Tuesday night is the lone blemish on the season for the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team.Before running into Bay on the road, the Tiger Sharks opened with a pair of 7-1 victo-ries, the lone run allowed in each game unearned. Port St. Joe 7, Panama City Beach Arnold 1Chris Stockton tossed a complete-game fivehitter and the middle of the Tiger Shark order had five hits and drove in three as Port St. Joe opened the regular season with a win.Stockton walked one and struck out four; ArnoldÂs lone run was unearned.ÂHe pitched really well,ÂŽ said Coach Ashley Summerlin.The middle of the order of Stockton and Josh and Caleb Butts col-lected five hits, stole two bases and drove in three.Jaden Grantland had a hit, drove in a run and scored a run and Caden Terrell walked and scored a run.ÂOffensively we had a very good game, which is surprising since it was our first official game of the year,ÂŽ Summerlin said. Port St. Joe 7, Wewahitchka 1Another balanced per-formance by the Tiger Sharks and an effective start from Bryce Register keyed the win.Port St. Joe broke the game open with a four-run fourth inning.ÂWe are doing a good job of getting on base,ÂŽ Summerlin said. ÂWe like to be aggressive, put pressure on the other team.ÂIf you are going to beat somebody, put them away, you are going to do it on the bases.ÂŽRegister pitched four innings, allowing two hits and walking four while striking out two and not allowing a run.Elijah Hester, just joining the team after soccer season, pitched three innings allowing a hit and an unearned run.Terrell had a hit, drove in a run, scored a run and stole two bases. Josh Butts singled, drove in a run and scored twice.PSJ opens 21 on diamondBy Pat McCannGateHouse MediaSPRINGFIELD Â„ Port St. Joe had a freshman pitcher throwing to an eighth-grader catcher, and an eighth-grader playing third base on Tuesday night against Rutherford.And it had the more experi-enced softball team.It showed during an 11-4 victory that spoiled the RamsÂ home opener and improved the Tiger Sharks to 2-0. Rutherford is 1-4.Freshman pitcher Brooke Zinker pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts as Port St. Joe wasnÂt really threatened after scoring three runs in the top of the first inning.The Tiger Sharks didnÂt hit the ball out of the infield against Rutherford freshman starting pitcher Kaitlyn Wollenzien while forging that cushion. It only figured that more runs would follow once they did, and they soon were.Five different players knocked in runs for Port St. Joe with senior Hannah Lee collect-ing four RBIs, three of them on a bases-loaded double off the base of the fence in center field.Eighth-grade catcher Erica Ramsey had two hits, reached four times and scored four runs for the Tiger Sharks. SheÂll likely move to third base when last yearÂs catcher Brooklyn Quinn returns from Lakeland, where she was playing for Port St. Joe in the Class 1A girls bas-ketball state tournament this week.ÂWeÂve got a young team,ÂŽ Port St. Joe coach Jim Belin stated the obvious. ÂWeÂre just trying to keep moving forward.ÂŽ The Tiger Sharks had 10 hits off Wollenzien, a 14-year-old transfer from Wisconsin who also fit nicely into the eveningÂs youth movement theme. Wollenzien fanned seven and walked only two. The major setback was a defense that made 11 errors behind her on mostly routine plays.ÂWeÂve got four girls starting who have never played competitive softball at any level,ÂŽ Rutherford coach David Barron said. ÂThatÂs what hap-pens when you have no feeder program.ÂFor many of them this is their first experience and itÂs coming on the varsity.ÂŽPharielle Koonce stroked an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning that scored Joydon Westinghouse to get the Rams within 3-1.Koonce added a two-run double in the sixth that plated Westinghouse, who had walked, and Wollenzien, who reached on an infield single.That also enabled the Rams to avoid the 10-run mercy rule as they rallied within 11-3 after six innings and Tia Sharpe scored an unearned run in the seventh for the final.Zinker added two hits and an RBI for the Tiger Sharks, Carley Fortner knocked in two runs, and Abby Todd, the other eighth-grader in the lineup, had two hits and scored a run.Port St. Joe downs RutherfordStar Staff ReportTwo games, two wins, combined margin 28-0; the Lady Gators are warm-ing up. The Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School softball team moved to 4-2 on the season.The Lady Gators will participate in the Florida Softball Challenge at Frank Brown Park this weekend and be back home to host Franklin County Tuesday. Wewahitchka 12, Liberty County 0Savannah Lister tossed a complete-game shutout, striking out 10, and the Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School softball team rolled over Liberty County 12-0.Lister allowed just two hits and did not walk a batter.Wewahitchka broke it open with a six-run fourth inning, with Gracie Price, Brianna Bailey, Haley Guffey and Kristen Nichols all suppling RBI hits.For the game, shortened after five innings on the run-rule, the Lady Gators pounded out 10 hitss, with Kristen Thompson and Price each producing two hits.The Lady Gators did not commit an error in the field.Wewahitchka 16, Vernon 0Brianna Bailey pitched three innings of one-hit ball, striking out eight and not walking a batter in the game shortened by the run-rule.The Lady Gators pounded out 13 hits, with Gracie Price, Haley Guffey, Bailey, and Katie Shealy each providing multiple hits; Price was 3 for 3 with a triple, Guffey and Morgan Mayhann doubled.Guffey drove in three runs and Mayhann, Cyrina Madrid each drove in two runs.The Lady Gators did not commit an error.Lady Gators rout Liberty County, Vernon Port St. Joe falls to ChipleyThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. boys basketball had their postseason abruptly halted last Thursday when the homes-tanding Tiger Sharks dropped a 58-47 decision to Chipley in the Region 2-1A semifinals. Chipley advanced to the region final against Franklin County, a team Port St. Joe beat three times this past season, including for the Dis-trict 4-1A title. Port St. Joe finished the season 20-8, a huge reversal from a five-win season a year ago.SPORTS BRIEFS Capital City Bank Round Robin The Capital City Bank Round Robin softball tournament will be held Saturday, March 3 at Lady Shark Field. The Â“ rst game will begin at 10 a.m. with Tallahassee John Paul II against Port St. Joe. The second game will begin at 12 p.m. with Malone versus Port St. Joe. And the Â“ nal game will begin at 2 with John Paul II versus Malone.
** A10 Thursday, March 1, 2018 | The Star SCENE AROUNDThe sun dips below the horizon, ending another day on St. Joseph Bay. [COURTESY OF JADE MALOY] Dusk falls on the Forgotten Coast. [COURTESY OF DAVE EVANS] Who you looking at? [COURTESY OF JAN MASICA] Tidal streams and pools carve a niche. [COURTESY OF JANET GRINZINGER] A female bald eagle sits in her nest. [COURTESY OF DEBORAH MAYS] Always a beautiful view from the Sunset Coastal Grill. [COURTESY OF THOMAS KOCHER] Right: A friendly grackle [COURTESY OF CAROL BUIKEMA] Send us your photos that spotlight the best that Gulf Coast has to offer. This page is for photos submitted to The Star by readers. Please submit your photos to tcroft@starÂ” .com .
** The Star | Thursday, March 1, 2018 B1TRIVIA FUNCOMMUNITY Wilson Casey ÂTrivia FunÂŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or sug-gestions? WC@TriviaGuy.com 1. Through which part of their bodies do crickets ÂhearÂŽ (feel vibrations)?Legs, Antennae, Wings, Abdomen2. From mythology, how many labors or deeds did Hercules perform to be free?3, 7, 12, 203. The Tuscan dialect is the basis for what modern language?Italian, Portuguese, Indian, Mandarin4. When a professional ath-lete has been dealt, he/she has been?Retired, Scouted, Traded, Idolized5. Whose nicknames include ÂOld NorthÂŽ and ÂTurpentine StateÂŽ?North Dakota, Massachu-setts, Idaho, North Carolina6. WhatÂs the liquor in a ÂMoscow MuleÂŽ?Rum, Vodka, Whiskey, GinANSWERS: 1. Legs, 2. 12, 3. Italian, 4. Traded, 5. North Carolina, 6. VodkaBy Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 @PSJ_Star | email@example.comThe idea was to create an event that would not only offer youngsters a positive image of law enforcement, but help foster a positive relationship.And, in this day and time, that is a mighty noble mission.The third annual ÂFun DayÂŽ sponsored by the Port St. Joe Police Department, and a growing number of partners, will be held 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET Saturday, March 10 in Frank Pate Park.The freebies available to the youngters, and their families, is rather lengthy, but here goes.Free hot dogs, chips and drinks provided by Centennial Bank with free desserts coming from the folks at the Port St. Joe Church of the Nazarene.Woodmen Life is bringing free popcorn and there will be a free face painting and craft table, provided by the Methodist Learning Center.Then, there are the free pony rides and a petting zoo, always a favorite, and, finally, but hardly leastly, a free 22-foot high bounce house, slide and, wait for it, Velcro wall.The bounce house is large enough to kids of all ages.That is a lot to pack into four hours.The centerpiece of this car-nival for the senses will be raffles to give away 20 new bikes. Free bike helmets, in the hundreds, will also be given away.ÂWhen they hired me I wanted to create an event around children, their parents and families,ÂŽ said Port St. Joe Police Chief Matt Herring.ÂWhat we want is to draw people in and give the kids something (positive) to do.ÂŽAfter some brainstorming with Officers David Graham and Jake Richards, ÂFun DayÂŽ was born.The day has expanded the fun from humble beginnings.The first year, Centennial Bank signed on as a partner, as did Woodmen Life, and in addition to food and beverages, each also donated two new bikes.The department had a handful of Âgently usedÂŽ bikes which were found, owners never identified or coming forward, and abandoned.So, in that first year, 10 used bikes and four new ones were raffled off. The Port St. Joe Lions Club donated the funds for 300 bike helmets.For last yearÂs episode two, seeking a bit more ÂcarnivalÂŽ atmosphere, Herring, through additional partners, was able to add a petting zoo, bouncy house, large enough for adults, and pony rides.More than 300 helmets were given away and a dozen bikes raffled off.ÂFun DayÂ fosters community, law enforcement tiesÂFun DayÂŽ arrives March 10 in Frank Pate Park. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] To say Bill Lynch pos-sesses a green thumb is akin to asserting Elvis Presley could sing. Lynch has been plant-ing and harvesting from his Highland View plot for decades, all of it ending up on the tables of friends, family and just about anyone who enjoys fresh veggies.ÂAll these years IÂve been growing, I have never sold any,ÂŽ Lynch said. ÂI give it all away.ÂŽHeÂll be working for a bit to give away his latest bounty, more than two dozen ÂhybridÂŽ turnips, some on the rather mon-strous size.ÂI just plant them, water them, use a little plant food and God does the growing,ÂŽ Lynch, who at 92 continues to get around his field just fine, thank you.ÂI have slowed down, but my fingers, hands and feet still work fine,ÂŽ he said, then looking at his carload of turnips, added, ÂI have never grown anything quite like these.ÂŽ Â„ Tim CroftTurning turnips[TIM CROFT | THE STAR] By Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 | @PSJ_Star firstname.lastname@example.orgIf seeking a spot for a memorably unique record-ing experience, why not Port Saint Joe?So, even though Nasvhille producer Jay JoyceÂs record-ing studio sits Âright outÂŽ the back door from TJ OsborneÂs home, The Brothers Osborne, John and TJ, Âpacked it all upÂŽ last year and came to Port Saint Joe to record the broth-ersÂ sophomore album.The result is an album which TJ, speaking by phone from his Nashville home, described as near conceptual in content and freewheelingly live in recording, put down over two weeks while in JoyceÂs Port Saint Joe beach house.Called, fittingly enough for those who live here or visit, ÂPort Saint Joe.ÂŽ(And, yes, we will adhere to the formal spelling of the community for this tale).ÂIt felt great, it was awesome,ÂŽ TJ said of the recording sessions. ÂIt didnÂt feel like work. This beautiful beach, the beautiful water and the wonderful community.ÂPort Saint Joe, you donÂt think about palm trees, you think of a port town. But there is all that beach and blue water.ÂŽ The album is to be released April 20 and to say it is antici-pated would be trading in understatement.The Brothers Osborne debut, ÂPawn Shop,ÂŽ spawned chart hits and nom-inations from the Grammys, Country Music Association and Association of Country Music.During last monthÂs Grammy awards broadcast, the brothers shared the stage with Maran Morris and Eric Church to honor victims of concert shootings.The announcement of the release of their next album was covered in media across a host of platforms, including just about every major enter-tainment/music magazine.That they would name the release after a town, this town, is rendered more amazing by the fact that the decision to come to Port Saint Joe was at the outset, TJ said, Âa joke.ÂŽÂIt didnÂt feel like workÂThe Brothers Osborne record ÂPort Saint JoeÂTJ and John OsborneÂs sophomore release is titled ÂPort Saint JoeÂŽ. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] The Brothers recorded ÂPort Saint JoeÂŽ during a two-week stay at a beach house. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] See BROTHERS, B7 See FUN DAY, B7
** B2 Thursday, March 1, 2018 | The Star SOCIETYSpecial to The StarDifferent approaches to problem solving will be explored at 7 p.m. CT Monday, March 5 at Life-tree Caf.The program, titled ÂYouÂve Got a Problem! Your One-Hour Guide to Making Better Decisions,ÂŽ features an exclusive film showing four strangers struggling to emerge from an escape room. Escape rooms are themed rooms where players are locked inside and then must uncover clues and solve puzzles to escape the room before time runs out.ÂMost people have just one or two styles of problem solving,ÂŽ said Lifetree representative Craig Cable. ÂThis Lifetree program helps people identify their problem-solving style and discover the benefits of trying other techniques as well.ÂŽDuring the program, Lifetree participants will consider current problems theyÂre facing and explore new strategies for solving those problems.Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel.Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or email@example.comThe art of problem solving examined at Lifetree Caf Special to The StarThe Port St. Joe Garden Club held a flower show design workshop Feb. 22 in preparation for its National Garden Club Flower Show on June 9. Judith Williams, a National Garden Clubaccredited lifetime judge for the State of Georgia, taught the workshop. She is a recent member to the Port St. Joe Garden Club and the club is thrilled to have her as a member. Ms. Williams prepared three designs during the workshop: a petite size design, and a rhythmic and illuminary design. With each of the designs, different design principles were explained such as balance, proportion, scale and dominance. The workshop was fun and informative. Next week the Garden Club will be on a field trip to Quincy, Florida, to the UF/IFAS research facility for a talk and tour. Anyone interested in joining the PSJGC, in attending a program or renting the Garden Center at 216 8th Street, a national and historical site, may email psjgardenclub@gmail. com.PSJ Garden Club newsJudith Williams beside her illuminary design. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Special to The StarThe young men from the Bear Den of local Cub Scout Pack 347 went out on one of their meeting da ys and decided to perform a conservation project for our community.The members of this Bear den decided they would like to clean the beach near Salinas Park and the park itself of all trash left on the ground. They were led by Cub Master Abby Cozine. Working diligently, they ended up with almost two black garbage bags of trash that had been left on the ground.These young men also learned how to properly police an area the Boy Scout way so we would not miss any trash while performing our duty.In Scouting it is required that Scouts perform three hours of community service and another three hours of a conservation project, and with that being said we should be proud to have these fine young men in Scouts and our community working hard to make our world a better place.If you have a young man between the ages of 6 and 10 and would like for him to be a part of this program, you may con-tact Miss Abby Cozine at 340-0960 or Mr. Bill Van Der Tulip for Scouts ages 11 to 18. This program is run by nationally certified leaders and look forward to working with your child.Cub Scout Pack 347 cleans the beach[SPECIAL TO THE STAR PHOTOS] Special to The StarCome and join in with the seniors and enjoy the fun and festivities at the Gulf County Seniors Citizens Center.We have such activities as tai chi every Tuesday and Friday at 9 a.m. Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:45 a.m., and Gospel singing every Monday at 10:45 a.m.ÂSew as you PleaseÂŽ is on Thursday at 9 a.m. and Arts & Crafts are on Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. Also once a month, we have DJ Gina who puts a lot of dance is our steps on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.Another monthly activity is a trip to WalMart on a Wednesday so everyone can do a little shopping.We have other activi-ties for our seniors as they come available. We look forward to you visiting us and seeing what we can offer you.Spring is around the corner and we are spruc-ing up the center for our seniors. We are doing a little refurbishing in our center and need donations to purchase some paint for the walls which has had some bumps and bruises this past year.We are also looking at replacing some ceiling tiles that are damaged and ceiling fans that are in disrepair. Please help us with a donation to the center so we can refur-bish the place.Please contact us at the center at 229-8466. Your monetary contri-bution will help us keep the center in good shape for our seniors and they would deeply appreciate the contribution.We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET. We are located at 120 Library Drive in Port St. Joe, next to the library and the courthouse.Spring is in the air at the senior centerSpecial to The StarAre you in an abusive dating relationship?Do you suspect a friend is?You are not alone! One (1) in four (4) dating teens are in a relation-ship with aPower hungry bully, abusive girlfriend or boyfriend. Yes, here in Gulf County.Dating violence knows no culture, economic or educational boundaries. It can happen to anyone. Here are some signs:Â€ Puts you (and others) down constantly.Â€ Always wants his/her way. To be in control.Â€ Often gets very jealous &/or angry. Irrationally.Â€ Abuses alcohol or uses drugs.Â€ Can be physically aggressive.Â€ Is possessive with you, keeping you from friends and activities.Â€ Is possessive of you thru all types of elec-tronic media.Â€ Apologies after being controlling and promises to never do it again.Â€ Yet, it happens again! Â€ HereÂs what you do:Â€ Take stock of your situation. Understand that you are not alone and that You are not to blame!Â€ Talk to a trusted friend or safe adult about what is going on.Â€ Seek professional guidance from school counselor and/or local servicesbefore taking any action against abuser.Local abuse hotline: Local/229-2901 or 1-800-252-2597Teens: Alert
** The Star | Thursday, March 1, 2018 B3 SCHOOL NEWSSpecial to The StarThe 21st Century Enrichment Program at Port St. Joe Elementary School held Parent Literacy Night on Feb. 22. The event included ÂMidnight Train: Harriet Tubman on the Underground RailroadÂŽ with Mary J. Kelly portraying Harriet Tubman and retelling her life through stories and song. The evening was enjoyed by all, and 21st Century parents received a free book about the life of Harriet Tubman. The event was presented in collaboration with Corinne Co stin Gibson Memorial Public Library and the Joe Center for the Arts. Marty Riley, our webmaster, will add this event to the 21st century website for public viewing .Parent Literacy Night at PSJES[SPECIAL TO THE STAR PHOTOS] S.O.A.R. students for the week of Feb. 23 at Port St. Joe Elementary School. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR]S.O.A.R. students at PSJES [SPECIAL TO THE STAR PHOTOS] Special to The StarThe students and staff of Wewahitchka Elementary enjoyed The NED Show, which was held at the school Feb. 21. The performance used storytelling, humor, magic and yo-yo tricks to inspire and motivate the students to Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best (NED). The 45-minute character education assembly promotes positive attitudes and encourages students and staff to do their best every day.NED at WESSpecial to The StarFranklin/Gulf Retired Educators sponsored its first canned food drive, the National Super Bowl Weekend, and this yearÂs winner was the food pantry located at the WIG building and sponsored by local Career Source staff. As usual, our community shoppers and DurenÂs Piggly Wiggly were valu-able players on this yearÂs Souper Bowl because of the food donations and the Âcollection stationÂŽ that was located in the store for this project. On behalf of F/GRE members, thank you to the management and staff at DurenÂs Piggly Wiggly.ÂSouper Bowl 2018Â[SPECIAL TO THE STAR]
** B4 Thursday, March 1, 2018 | The Star FAITHEdward ÂBobbyÂŽ Lee Bolden, age 80, departed his home here on earth on February 21, 2018 surrounded by the love of his children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan Hayward Bolden, II and Iris Elizabeth Bolden, a baby daughter, and sisters, Irene Addison and Eva Mae Pittman. He leaves behind twelve loving and devoted children: Dannie (Gail), Ray (Clara), William (Amy), Barbara Bolden Watts, Nathaniel, Beverly (Willie Jr) Ash, Pinkie Paterson, Iris Bolden Gathers, Karen (Darin) Thomas, Sherry Bolden, Harlotte (Bennet) Wright, and Dan (Kelly) from his wife of 52 years the late Dorothy Estelle Bolden; close nieces/ daughters, Brenda (Johnnie) King and Sandra Wyatt; wife, Marilyn; sister, Virgie (Joe) Nichols; in-laws, Emerson (Johnnie K) Addison Jr., Alice Griffin, and Mary Addison; goddaughters, Jackie Nickson, Betty Beslin, Sandra Sims, and Alicia Quinn; 26 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Wake Services will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Victory Temple First Holiness Church located at 315 MLK Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., EST. Home Going Services will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 2 p.m. EST at The Body of Christ Jesus Church located at 106 Harbor Street, PSJ, FL 32456. The repass will follow at Gulf County Senior Citizen Center located at 120 Library Drive, PSJ, FL 32456. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to RichardsonÂs Family Funeral Care, Inc. located at 5907 E. Hwy 22, Panama City, FL 32404(850) 481-8762 firstname.lastname@example.orgEDWARD ÂBOBBYÂŽ LEE BOLDENRuth V. Clemons Gathers, 75, of Port Saint Joe, Florida passed away at 3:06 am at Bay Medical Center surrounded by her family. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 54 years, Mr. Eugene Gathers. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3 p.m. at The Body of Christ Jesus Church at 106 Harbor Street in Port Saint Joe, FL. The viewing will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Victory Temple First Born Holiness Church at 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. at 315 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.RUTH V. CLEMONS GATHERSDanny Wall, 68, was welcomed into his heavenly home on February 20 feeling the full love of his wife and two daughters by his side as he started his next life. He brought joy to all who met him, and never met a stranger. Surviving is his wife of 38 years, Pam, two children and two grandchildren. Visitation was Friday, February 23, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at CulleyÂs MeadowWood Chapel, 700 Timberlane Road Tallahassee, FL 32312. Funeral services were Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. in Deer Lake United Methodist Church 8013 Deerlake Rd S, Tallahassee, Fl 32312. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations are made to the AlzheimerÂs project. Alzheimer's Project, Inc. 301 East Tharpe Street Tallahassee, FL 32303.CHARLES WALL KNOWN AS ÂDANNY WALLÂŽ To Frank Healy: Dearest Husband Frank: two years ago you went to be with our Lord Jesus. You will always be loved, missed and present in my heart. ValentineÂs Day, Feb. 14, would have been our 10th wedding anniversary. I am comforted knowing that you are well and heppy in heaven, and have left many precious memories here. From your loving wife, grateful to have been blessed with you as a wonderful part of my life.BrendaIN MEMORY, FRANK HEALYCommitments are history, they are not being kept today.From top politicians, to corporations,to everyday man, they have fallen by the way.Broken campaign prom-ises from people we elect and pay.TheyÂll smile and take your money each and every day.The standard of ethics in our country has gone to the dogs.Movies portray people wallowing like hogs.Rising divorce rates are getting out of hand.Many just live together with no commitments, or even a golden band.The church is not immune, commitments are broken there, too.Many members donÂt keep their commitment when their tithe is due.Many will pay for their booze, auto or boat. But some of these wonÂt pay their tithe to keep the church afloat.Women with women and men with men.HeÂll keep His promise to them too my friend.To Christians who keep their commitments, heaven will be home one day.To those who havenÂt received Jesus as Savior, the lake of fire will be your pay. Jesus is coming back my friend.Is your passport stamped by His nail-scarred hand. Billy JohnsonARE YOU COMMITTED TO JESUS? STARFL.COM Special to The StarPort St. Joe Serenity at First United Methodist Church, located at U.S. 98 and Monument Ave., 8 p.m. ET Tuesday and Thursday.Surfside Serenity at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1500 15th Street in Mexico Beach; 7 p.m. CT Friday (closed discussion).Wewahitchka Serenity Group at Wewahitchka Community Center, 314 N. 3rd Street. 7 p.m. CT Monday, 7 p.m. CT Wednesday.The local AA Hotline is 850-653-2000.LOCAL AA MEETINGSBeach Baptist Chapel Senior FestivalBeach Baptist ChapelÂs Â Over 55 BunchÂŽ will travel to a Senior Festival at Lake Yale Baptist Convention Center April 16-18. Gospel music, senior activitoies, Christian humor and guest speak-ers. Cost is $175 per person and includes room and six meals. A $50 per person deposit is required when you make your reservation. For more information contact Jackie King at 850-731-1197FAITH BRIEFS FirstBaptistChurch102THIRDSTREETÂ€PORTST.JOE BuddyCaswell,MinisterofMusic&EducationBobbyAlexander,MinistertoStudentsNewServiceScheduleforFirstBaptistChurch NewServiceScheduleforFirstBaptistChurch Dr.BoydEvansPastor4525064 SundayMorningScheduleBlendedWorshipwithChoir/PraiseTeamÂƒ8:30AM GreatCommissionSundaySchoolÂƒÂƒÂƒÂƒ...9:45AM ContemporaryWorshipw/BandÂƒÂƒÂƒÂƒÂƒ..10:45AM WednesdayDinnerÂƒÂƒÂƒ..................ÂƒÂƒ.5:00-6:00pm AWANAÂƒÂƒÂƒÂƒÂƒ..............Âƒ.6:00-7:30pm SurrenderStudentMinistryÂƒ.6:15-7:30pm Prayer/BibleStudyÂƒÂƒÂƒÂƒÂƒ.6:15-7:30pm NurseryÂƒÂƒÂƒÂƒÂƒÂƒÂƒ....ÂƒÂƒ..6:00-7:30pmwww.fbcpsj.org
** The Star | Thursday, March 1, 2018 B5ÂEverything you see, I owe to spaghetti.ÂŽ Sophia LorenLetÂs face it, pasta is easy to love. It has been happily embraced by many cultures, including our own Southern U.S. culture, where we enjoy the classics, obviously. Sometimes we also add our own Southern touch. Have you ever combined turnip greens and crumbled bacon with pasta? I have, and it was spectacular. Collard green soup with plump tortellini pasta floating in its broth? Yes, please. ThereÂs almost nothing pasta doesnÂt make better by its addition. Though many believe Marco Polo introduced pasta to Italy by way of China, one expert says that is just not true. According to the vast research for the book ÂEncyclopedia of Pasta,ÂŽ food historian and author Oretta Zanini De Vita says dried pasta made with durum wheat was found in Italy beginning around A.D. 800, while Polo was credited with taking it to the country in the 13th century. He may have enjoyed pasta (who doesnÂt?) but he is not the person who introduced it to Italy, after all. It was there for many years before he lived. Nonetheless, pasta was a rather big deal in Italy, but not just because of its taste. It was also prized for the shapes that home cooks created as they made their pasta from scratch. Zanini de Vita told the New York Times in 2009 that housewives were able to express themselves creatively with pasta when they could not in almost any other arena, creating shapes, even medallions with imprinted designs, from the pasta. Well, IÂve never created a new pasta shape, but IÂve happily tried many types of pasta over the years. Remember eating alphabet soup? I do, and when mom served to to me, IÂd try to make words with the letters instead of eating it right away, not caring that my food was getting cold. She also made spaghetti frequently, and dad made wonderful linguine with Italian sausage. I love eating shell pasta, as the sauce works its way into the crevice of the shell, and bursts into your mouth as you bite into it. Large elbow pasta works well for making macaroni and cheese, but rotini does, too, as its curly ridges hold onto the cheese as it is scooped up onto the fork. There is a vast number of pasta shapes to enjoy, though our local stores typically only carry a dozen, at most, due to popularity and limited shelf space, of course. ItÂs fun to explore the other options, though, and you can visit online stores to order unusual types that you can experiment with in your cooking. Here are a couple of recipes I think youÂll enjoy, and if youÂd like even more recipes, please visit whatsouthernfolkseat.com to see them! First, a perfect supper for a busy night when you want something that is not complicated, but is much better than anything from the freezer or the local drive-thru. Weeknight skillet supper: Campanelle with sausage and arugulaÂ€ 1 2/ 3 cups dried Campanelle, Orichiette or rotini pasta Â€ 1 quart vegetable or chicken broth Â€ 1/ 4 teaspoon red pepper Â” akes Â€ 8 ounces ground Italian sausage (or substitute ground turkey or beef) Â€ 1/ 2 cup chopped onion Â€ 2/ 3 to 1 full cup torn baby arugula (or substitute baby spinach) Â€ 1/ 2 cup shaved or grated Parmesan cheese Method: 1. Brown ground meat and chopped onion in 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven. 2. Add the broth, and bring to a boil. 3. Add the pasta and pepper Â” akes to the boiling broth, and stir frequently while maintaining boil. DonÂt allow the pan to dry. (add more broth or water as needed) 4. When pasta is done to your taste (10 minutes or so), remove from heat, and add the arugula. Stir in until wilted. 5. Serve in bowls and top with generous sprinkle of cheese. The following recipe is so easy to make itÂll surprise you with itÂs excellent Â” avor payoff. ItÂs a great way to use up some of that leftover pasta youÂve got in boxes in your pantry!ÂPasta cakeÂ with Parmesan and Fontina(Based on a simple recipe by Giada de Laurentiis) Ingredients Â€ 4 eggs Â€ 1 tablespoon butter Â€ 1 tablespoon olive oil Â€ 3/ 4 cup each fontina and Parmesan cheese Â€ salt and pepper Â€ 8 ounces of pasta, cooked Â€ 1 /2 cup chopped sundried tomatoes, drained Â€ 1/ 4 tsp crushed red pepper Â” akes Method: In a large bowl, toss the pasta with the tomatoes. In a second bowl, whisk together the eggs, cheeses, and salt (1 teaspoon) and pepper (1/ 2 teaspoon). In a non-stick skillet (I used a 10-inch skillet), melt the butter and oil over medium heat. Meanwhile, pour the eggs over the pasta, and toss thoroughly, so all pasta is coated well. Put the pasta mixture into the skillet, and use a spatula to press down, so the pasta is compressed a bit. Cook on the burner for about 3 to 3 1 /2 minutes, as you preheat your broiler. Then, move skillet to under the broiler, and cook about 5 minutes, until beginning to be golden in color on top and eggs no longer bubble and look wet. Allow to cool in the pan, then invert onto a platter. Slice into triangular wedges, and serve with your favorite salad. Enjoy! Stephanie Hill-Frazier is a writer, food blogger and regional television chef, whose on-air nickname is ÂMama StephÂŽ. She grew up in Gulf County, on St. Joe Beach, a place she will forever call home. She is married and has three sons who are considerably taller than she is. You can find more of her recipes at WhatSouthernFolksEat. com, and sheÂd love to hear about your own favorite recipes via email atSteph@ whatsouthernfolkseat.com.WHAT SOUTHERN FOLKS EATLifelong Passion For PastaSpecial to The StarThere are so many beguiling twists and turns in the upcoming Panhandle PlayersÂ production of ÂDeathtrapÂŽ that you may get dizzy just watching.Set for Friday through Sunday, March 9-11 at the Chapman Auditorium, the renowned comedy-thriller by Ira Levin, a huge hit on Broadway that ran four years, promises to weave an enthralling spell at the theatre.Showtimes for ÂDeathtrapÂŽ are Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. ET, and Sunday. March 11 at 3 p.m. ET at the Chapman Auditorium.All general admission tick-ets are $15. They are available online by visiting www.pan-handleplayers.com or at the door. Box office opens one before show time.The show, under the direc-tion of Judy Loftus with Liz Sisung as stage manager, is set in the charming Connecticut home of famed playwright Sidney Bruhl (David Stedman), a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, who is struggling to overcome a string of flops and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his for-tunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college, Clifford Anderson (Royce Rolstad).Sidney recognizes the thriller immediately as a potential Broadway hit, and devises a plan, with the help of his wife Myra Bruhl (Megan Shiver), to offer col-laboration to the student, an idea which Anderson quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins weaves along with devilish cleverness, heightened by an unexpected visit from the psychic Helga Ten Dorp (Sally Crown), a minor celebrity who is staying with the BruhlsÂ neighbors, and attorney Porter Milgrim (Jerry Hurley).For more information, call (850) 296-6952.Panhandle Players to spring ÂDeathtrapÂ March 911Young playwright Clifford Anderson (Royce Rolstad) climbs the stairs in ÂDeathtrap.ÂŽ Psychic Helga Ten Dorp (Sally Crown) sees a vision in ÂDeathtrap.ÂŽ Myra and Sidney Bruhl (Megan Shiver and David Stedman) discuss their upcoming plans, in ÂDeathtrap.ÂŽ [DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] Stephanie Hill-FraizerPasta shapes. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Mama StephÂs pasta. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Campanelle with sausage and arugula. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR]
** B6 Thursday, March 1, 2018 | The StarOn Feb. 19, Deputy M. Peek was dispatched to the Dollar General located in St. Joe Beach to investigate a report of a theft. According to the manager, video surveillance had captured footage of a subject stealing a fishing rod and reel from the store. Deputy Peek, who had a good clothing description, located the suspect in the 7000 block of Americus Avenue. Michael Rashawn Gough (41) was arrested for retail theft. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.On Feb. 20, Jessica Nicole Brock (35) was arrested at the Gulf County Detention Facility for a Violation of Probation warrant. Brock was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Brock was also arrested for Failure to Appear in court on charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.On Feb. 21, Deputy G. Desrosier traveled to the Bay County Jail to arrest Tatiana Nicole Davis (21) and Travis Irey Whitfield (31) on Gulf County warrants. Davis was wanted for Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property and Criminal Mischief. Whitfield was wanted for Violation of Probation on the original charges of Sale of Methamphetamine, Posses-sion of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Both subjects were transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility to be booked.On Feb. 22, Investigator S. Ferrell and K-9 Deputy M. Peek were patrolling the area of CR 381 and Burgess Creek Road when they observed a black Ford truck being driven on the roadway without a registration tag. Deputies attempted to stop the truck, but the driver increased its speed in an effort to elude being stopped. The truck eventually stopped, and the driver exited the vehicle and ran into a nearby wooded area. Deputies pursued the subject and located him hiding in the woods. The man was identified as Phillip Eugene Allen (31). Deputies learned that Allen had a suspended driverÂs license. He was arrested and charged with DWLSR (Driv-ing While License Suspended or Revoked) and Resisting Law Enforcement without Violence.On Feb. 22, Deputy A. White was dispatched to the 300 block of Duval Street to answer a report of narcotics being found inside of a house. The complainant reported she found drugs in her 8-year-old childÂs bed. Deputy White retrieved a plastic baggie containing a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. The Florida Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) was notified of the event and will be investigating the safety of the home. The drugs recov-ered by Deputy White will be sent for lab analysis.On Feb. 23, Deputy L. Greenwood was dispatched to the 200 block of S. Hwy 71, in Wewahitchka, in reference to a trespassing. Deputy Greenwood learned that Harold Wade Small (66) was living a storage room that is connected to a vacant commercial building. Representatives of the owner of the building asked Small to leave the property, but Small refused. Small was placed under arrest and charged with Trespass of an Unoccupied Structure and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.On Feb. 23, Investigator P. Baxley responded to a report of a Âbomb threatÂŽ at the Wewahitchka Elementary School. Inv. Baxley learned that a 12-year-old student had allegedly made statements to fellow students that he was going to Âbomb the school.ÂŽ Corroborating statements from witnesses led Inv. Baxley to believe that suspect did makes the alleged statements. The suspect stu-dent was arrested and charged with threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction against the Wewahitchka Ele-mentary School. The suspect was transported to the Juve-nile Detention Facility in Bay County.On Feb. 24, Deputy P. Young went to the 300 block of 16th Street in Port St. Joe, to execute an arrest warrant on Paul Lee Potts (51). Potts was wanted for Violation of a Domestic Violence Injunc-tion. Potts was located and placed under arrest for the warrant. If you have any information regarding the aforementioned cases, please contact the Gulf County SheriffÂs Office at 2271115, 639-5717, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 785-TIPS.Gulf County Sheri Âs O ce law enforcement summaryFeb. 19-25 ÂWhen the partyÂs through...seems very sad for you; DidnÂt do the things you meant to do.ÂŽÂDay is DoneÂŽ as performed by Nick DrakeConsumer debt is approaching levels not seen since before the Great Recession. And on the flip side, personal savings as a portion of disposable income is now at its lowest level in twelve years. Some of this is certainly understandable. People feel they Âcan breatheÂŽ again in terms of personal spending and borrowing. The economy is improving, unemployment is down, and folks feel comfortable with their financial circumstances. Traditionally, Americans also feel more inclined to borrow when markets are on an uptick, as they were in 2017. People look at their balance sheet and see their assets climbing in value and say, ÂHey, IÂm worth more now. I can afford to borrow more, spend more and save less.ÂŽ The net worth of American households rose by $41 trillion in the third quarter of 2017 alone. This Âwealth effectÂŽ impacts consumer behavior. In late 2017, repayment schedules on new car loans reveal a fascinating story. Americans purchasing new autos signed on for an average repayment period of 69 months, or just under six years. The Wall Street Journal notes that Âin the fourth quarter (of 2017), consumer debt, excluding mortgages and other home loans, rose 5.5 percent from a year earlier to $3.82 trillion.ÂŽ ThatÂs the largest increase since 1999, the first year that statistic was recorded. Meanwhile, Americans are saving less money than at any time since the end of 2007. Savings rates also remained low during the housing boom in the two previous years, 2005 and 2006. Many Americans borrowed heavily as interest rates remained relatively low these last few years. We purchased homes, plowed money into business opportunities, and increased our discretionary spending. But volatility in markets, dormant for almost 18 months, reared its head again in February. In addition, the Federal Reserve seems committed to raising interest rates. This combination, intertwined with other global forces, could portend an economic slowdown. When a downturn occurs, and everyone retrenches simultaneously, that sixyear car loan may not feel so comfortable. ItÂs certainly advisable to invest in valuable opportunities and fun to spend freely during healthy economic years, but itÂs equally important to save money to see us through periods of economic slowdowns. Consuming and saving simultaneously may seem like an oxymoron, but truthfully, the two activities are not mutually exclusive. Spending and borrowing is fine, but itÂs equally important to prepare for periods when economic expansion is not occurring. Folks eschewed personal savings while enjoying rising asset values twice in the last twenty years: just before the dot.com bubble in the late 90Âs and again before the Great Recession nine years ago. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column ÂArbor Outlook,ÂŽ is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850.608.6121 Â… www.arborwealth.net), a fiduciary, Âfee-onlyÂŽ registered investment advisory firm located near Destin, FL. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any specific strategy or investment will be suitable or profitable for an investor.Spending some, saving some and Nick Drake Margaret McDowell Some of this is certainly understandable. People feel they Âcan breatheÂŽ again in t erms of personal spending and borrowing. The economy is improving, unemployment is down, and folks feel comfortable with their nancial circumstances.
** The Star | Thursday, March 1, 2018 B7This year, the 20 new bikes to be raffled were mostly pur-chased with funds provided by the Port St. Joe Lions Club.But the numbers were bolstered by individual donations from Clerk of Courts Becky Norris, the county Sexual Assault Team and a family who brought in an boxed-up bike after Christmas.ÂThe father said his son had gotten two bikes and could we give one away; I said sure,ÂŽ Herring said. The Florida Department of Health in Gulf County is providing some additional bike helmets. All stemming from a desire to alter the image folks had of the department and its officers, to nurture community relations, particulary with the youngsters.ÂWhen I first turned in my application for the job and started talking to people, the main thing I heard was that offi-cers werenÂt friendly, werenÂt engaging, werenÂt involved,ÂŽ Herring said. ÂIÂve been involved in youth, through football, soccer, for 15 years. I want all kids to have not only a positive image of law enforcement, but a positive relationship.ÂŽThe solution: bring on the fun. FUN DAYFrom Page B1A thought, however, that upon listening to TJ, came to make total sense.The brothers had their songs after taking a break from the road to write and record, and a direction for a record TJ said is Âalmost a concept album.ÂŽAdditionally, he said, Joyce and sound engineer Jason Hall, ÂdonÂt care about the traditional ways of recording.ÂŽÂRecording out of the studio, I wouldnÂt say it doesnÂt happen,ÂŽ TJ said. ÂBut it is really uncommon. It certainly creates more physi-cal work.ÂAnd in the studio, they want that sonic purity, which you donÂt get in a beach house.ÂŽWhich, as it would evolve, part of the point.The songs were ready, but it was hardly just pull-out-the-mikes and Â1, 2, 3..ÂŽÂYou write as much as you can because you never know when that special song will arrive,ÂŽ TJ said. ÂWe came with a lot of songs.ÂWe spent days figuring out how we wanted to go about the recording. We did all the arranging down there.ÂŽThe beach house, with six men and equipment crammed together, lent itself to more fruitful, collaborative and efficient recording sessions.ÂIt was packed, it was the perfect size,ÂŽ TJ said of JoyceÂs house. ÂThat was the cool part of it, it was like play-ing in a garage.ÂYou record in a studio and, yeah, you kind of clock in and clock out. You go home and you live your life, and then you come back in the morning and you have to flip that switch.ÂDown there, (the switch) was just on the whole time. We were staying in the moment.ÂŽThat mentality was aided by their envirnonment, TJ said.The Brothers Osborne grew up in an area of Maryland, along the Chesapeake Bay, that is not entirely unlike Port Saint Joe.No, there are no long strips of sandy beaches, but the water is central to a community.ÂIt is very much a water community, and, like Port Saint Joe, blue collar,ÂŽ TJ said.Port Saint Joe was also quiet, which in turn fed the creativity.ÂPort Saint Joe is kind of this sleepy town,ÂŽ TJ said. ÂWe werenÂt bothered by a lot of crazy stuff. There werenÂt a lot of places to go at night, it was quiet and we spent a lot time together, talking and playing.ÂI think you can hear that on the record.ÂŽWhich was recorded live, we should interject, with the sounds of a beach house in the background.But, alas, they were not entirely hermits during those two weeks.ÂWhen we had some down time, we cruised up to the (Indian Pass Raw Bar) for dinner and few beers,ÂŽ TJ said.And, when it came to name what they had created, the brothers had some ideas, but nothing firm.ÂWe thought about it a lot,ÂŽ TJ said. ÂWe didnÂt want to self-title the album and we didnÂt want to name it after one of the songs.ÂWe were just tossing around names one night, a lot of names, and John just said Âhow about Port Saint Joe.ÂÂŽ The name stuck.And, the result, almost certainly, is that The Brothers Osborne figure to have, as of April 20, the top-selling album in that very town. BROTHERSFrom Page B1The list of freebies is long and includes a bounce house that will accommodate adults. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] A petting zoo, pony rides and a bounce house contribute to the carnival atmosphere sought during ÂFun Day.ÂŽ [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Twenty bikes will be rafÂ” ed off and bike helmets given away. The Brothers Osborne appeared with Maran Morris and Eric Church during the Grammy awards last month. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR]
B B 8 8 Thursday, March 1, 2018 | The Star CLASSIFIEDS Please call 850-697-5300to set up an appointment to let our friendly staff show you these properties!!!NF-4528875Commercial Spaces on Hwy 98, Carrabelle.Units 2-4 at $350, units 5 & 8 at $450, units 6 & 7 at $375 and unit 10 at $950, for the Â“ rst year.* *Prices NegotiableSands of Carrabelle Condo3 bed, 2 bath $1200 per month, $1200 SD Call for more info. PETSAFE HIDDEN FENCE SYSTEM INSTALLED$599 Call or text 740-390-0820 email@example.com Keep your pet safe from the road or from bothering your neighbors w/ an underground Petsafe dog fence, once installed completely invisible & a fraction of the cost of a regular fence. Using top of the line Petsafe equipment, I can install a hidden fence system in your yard for $599 this is anything under 1/3 acre (in town or subdivision size lot), comes w/ 1 collar $699 for up to an acre/$799 for up to 2 acres $899 for up to 3 acres/$999 for up to 4 acres Can do up to 25 acres Extra collars are $80 (first collar provided w/system ) Once installed I will spend some time with you and your pet to help introduce the new system but there is no return pet training provided Price above includes Equipment, Installation and Warranty. Heavily wooded lots may be extra. Concrete, Gravel and paved drives are no problem. I work out of Panama City area but I will come to you anywhere on or near the Gulf Coast. DIRECT SERVICELiberty County Senior Citizens Association Inc. Â– Franklin County is currently seeking applicants for a 30-40 hour a week Direct Service position. The candidate must be able to pass a Level II Background Screening, possess a valid driverÂ’s license, reliable transportation and valid motor vehicle insurance. Job duties include light housekeeping and bathing assistance. Certified CNA or Home Health Aide preferred but not required. Salary will be based on experience. Qualified applicants can obtain an employment application at Fort Combs Armory 66 4th St. Apalachicola, FL 32320 or Franklin Senior Services 302 W Ave. F Carrabelle, FL 32322 or Fax Resume with cover letter to 850-643-5672. Liberty County Senior Citizens Association, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PH: 850-643-5690 JOB NOTICE The City of Port St. Joe (population 3,567) is accepting applications for the following position: Equipment Operator I Public Works Department / Streets and Highways Previous heavy equipment experience preferred and at minimum the candidate must possess a Class A Commercial Driver License. Please submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, P. O. Box 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website, cityofportstjoe.com The position will close on March 16, 2018. The salary for the position is $14.51 -$16.51 per hour based on qualifications. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce, Human Resource Officer, at (850) 229-8261 The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Housekeeping Property InspectorsFull time with benefits and part time seasonal positions available. Weekend work required. Personal vehicle, valid driverÂ’s license and automobile insurance needed. Competitive wages. Come by Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc. located at 60 East Gulf Beach Drive to apply in person or email Quentin Allen to request an application be emailed to you. firstname.lastname@example.orgIndependent Contract CleanersLooking for extremely reliable and experienced cleaners for vacation rentals on St. George Island. Must be professional, have own transportation, and liability insurance. Weekend work is required. Please come by 115 East Pine on St. George Island to fill out a cleaner application. Immediate OpeningsFirst Florida Bank is seeking a Branch Manage r at its Panama City location. To view full job posting and apply on line, please visit the Careers page of our website at www .FirstFlorida.bank Resumes can also be faxed to Jennifer Brown at (850) 269-0661 JOB NOTICE The City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3,567) is accepting applications for the following position: Service Worker I -Public Works Department Please submit an application to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn: Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website cityofportstjoe.com. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850)229-8261. The position will close on March 16, 2018. The entry level salary for a Utility Service Worker will be $12.08 per hr. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. 19310S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 5T Wealth Partners, LP, the Certificate Holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate, has filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Tax Deed Application number, Real Estate number, Certificate number, Date of Issuance and Name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows: Application #2017-21 Tax Sale Certificate #2010-578 Name in which assessed: Debbie Ann Jackson R.E. No. 02546-000R Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 Description of Property: Lot 5, of block 3, of Pine Ridge Addition to Wewahitchka, Florida, a Subdivision of part of Sections 23 and 26, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, according to the Official Map or Plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, in and for Gulf County, Florida, as it appears in Plat Book 2, Page 8. 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, 4th day of April, 2018 Dated: February 19, 2018 REBECCA L. NORRIS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Elaine Bland, Deputy Clerk Pub: Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2018 19292SNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALEHwy 22 Storage 1249 Hwy 22, Wewahitchka, FL 32465 2 jet skiÂ’s -Matt Denton #92 David Wright #45 William Sanders #46 Zeikel Pitts #L-14 Chris Hendricks #C-17 Chris Hendrixs #C-8 Messick Tina #L-7 JJ Jackson #L-4 Cooper Allan #L-3 Myers Electric #CC-K Dana Copeland To be opened for sale March 9, 2018 8:30 A.M. if payments are not brought up to date. Feb. 22, March 1, 2018 19402S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 17000053CAAXMX Wells Fargo Financial System Florida, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Viola Kemp a/k/a Viola L. Kemp, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION -CONTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: the Unknown Heirs, Divisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, and all other parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the Estate of Viola Kemp a/k/a Viola L. Kemp a/k/a Viola Land Kemp, Deceased Last Known Address: Unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gulf County, Florida: COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 12, T4S, R11W, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THENCE GO N 8928Â’07Â” E 558.48 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE EAST R/W LINE OF KEMP CEMETERY ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 0505Â’09Â” WEST FOR 205 FEET TO THE POB; FROM SAID POB THENCE NORTH 8928Â’07Â” EAST FOR 326 FEET; THENCE GO SOUTH 0505Â’09Â” WEST FOR 161.95 FEET; THENCE GO SOUTH 8928Â’07Â” WEST FOR 326 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE EAST R/W LINE OF KEMP CEMETERY ROAD; THENCE NORTH 0505Â’09Â” EAST FOR 161.95 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POB. LESS AND EXCEPT ANY PORTION THAT LIES WITHIN LEGAL DESCRIPTION RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 199, PAGE 900. TOGETHER WITH MOBILE HOME VIN NO. ALCA0396270S30264 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Julie Anthousis, Esquire, Brock & Scott, PLLC, the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1501 N.W. 49Â’h Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33309, within thirty (30) days of the first date of publication on or before ______________, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on PlaintiffÂ’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on January 8, 2018. Rebecca Norris As Clerk of the Court By: BA Baxter As Deputy Clerk File# 17-F02620 Pub: March 1, 8, 2018 19426S ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID The Gulf County School Board is entertaining the idea of replacing the electronic sign for the Wewahitchka Schools with a Ebsco LED sign. There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting on March 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. est. A bid package may be picked up at the Gulf County School Board, Maintenance Department, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Bids may be e-mailed by contacting Woody Borders at wborders@ gulf .k12.fl.us or faxed by calling 850-2298369. Pub: March 1, 8, 2018 19432S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 5T Wealth Partners, LP, the Certificate Holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate, has filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Tax Deed Application number, Real Estate number, Certificate number, Date of Issuance and Name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows: Application #2017-22 Tax Sale Certificate #2010-649 Name in which assessed: Little River Camp, LLC. Agent: Matthew D. Birmingham R.E. No. 02627-490R Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 Description of Property: Lot 23, Block C, Seven Springs Lake Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, as Plat Book 5, Pages 17 and 18. 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, 4th day of April, 2018 Dated: February 26, 2018 REBECCA L. NORRIS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Elaine Bland, Deputy Clerk Pub: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018 Mexico Beach 100 3rd St, (Right off 98) Friday & Saturday March 2nd, 3rd Starts at 7:30amCSTBIG GARAGE SALEDishes, ladies clothes and shoes, many sewing fabrics, fishing gear, jewelry and too much to list! 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