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** Volume 80 Number 33 Subscribe to The Star Phone: 800-345-8688 Opinion ....................A4 Outdoors ....................A8 Sports.......................A9 Scene Around ............A10 School News ...............B3 Faith .........................B4 Obituaries ..................B4 Classifieds ............B7-B8 PLAYGROUND DEDICATION B1 A3Storm preventionB3NFCD graduation Thursday, May 31, 2018 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 @PSJ_Star ¢ For breaking news, visit star” .com By Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.comThe wind howled, with gusts that topped 40 miles an hour recorded Sunday and Monday.The rains, sometimes in deluge form, also paid a visit, dropping several inches of rain, the amount depending on location.And some trees were victimized, a number of pine and oak trees finding Tropical Storm Alberto their final storm, leaving property owners to the clean-up.Indian Pass filled with water as it usually does in such storms and isolated power outages punctuated Albertos slow arrival and rapid departure.But the Stump Hole rock revetment, where the county staged men and equipment, held, though wave action there over the weekend was, well, intense and overall the county was spared, once again, the most severe impacts of a tropical storm as it passed by.Alberto says heyWave action at the Stump Hole during the storms passing[COURTESY PHOTO/DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COM] County largely spared by storm By Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.comO into the world.A new class, the Class of 2018, of public high school graduates completed one of the most important rites of passage into adulthood last week, col-lecting their diplomas in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.Not to mention several hundred thousand dollars in scholarships for academic and athletic achievement; not to mention the opportunity to serve the country.As they are each year, the R. Marion Craig Coliseum in Port St. Joe and the Wewahitchka High School gymnasium were brimming, stages populated by local school and civic leaders and special guests.The cameras were aimed, the scholarships awarded and sheepskins handled as the com-munity sent its latest class of promise off.PORT ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOLHigh Honors (GPA 3.85 or higher)Claudia Grace Alcorn, Islord Joseph Lee Arroyo, Braden Chase Baumgardner, Haylee Marie Bonner, Grace Kellyann Bosstick, Ashton Karissa Chil-dress, Celeste Nicole Chiles, ShaMario Quanesha Cole, Grace Emma Cyrderman, Mad-ison Rivoire Hagler, Hannah Claire Lee, Lashavion Milakia McCloud, Sydnee Johannah ODonnell, Shad James Tracy. Honors (GPA 3.50-3.84)Avia Rose Bell, Matthew Christopher Costin, Aidan Boyd Evans, Allison Ward Gerspacher, Jamison Burke Godwin, Lauren Ashley Hall, Drew Tyler Harrell, Caleb Shawn Kyle, Rowan Talis Paul, Marcella Danae Phelps, Lexie Leann Plair,Brooklynn Chaunteya Quinn, Bryce Martin Regis-ter, Adria Noelle Valenzuela, James Hayden White. GraduatesChristopher Blake Adams, Christopher Jacob Anderson, Morgan Amber Anderson, Alexandra Maria Arnold, Christopher Brandon Brant, Maximus Leon Burgos-Har-ris, Austin Charles Cook, Courtney Renee Davidson, Alvin Lee Dempsey III, Des-tiny Diondra Gadson, James William Giles;Christopher Daniel Griffin, Andrew David Harcus, Elijah Seth Hester, The Class of 2018 turns the tassles Anna Setterich, WHS co-valedictorian (highest unweighted GPA) Rylee Grace Waters, WHS co-valedictorian (highest weighted GPA) Madison Hagler, PSJHS valedictorian. Syndee ODonnell, PSJHS salutatorian. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR PHOTOS] Nearly 140 graduates walk the stagesBy Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.comScriptwriters would be envious.The main character is a team more than happy just to have a head coach in place when the season began.The plot twists were many, starting with a mid-season six-game losing streak which dropped the team under .500, where itresidedmuch of the rest of the regular season.A later losing streak put the team at 9-11 after a loss to district foe Bozeman, ranked No. 1 in the state.The team was12-12 to start the postseason, the immediate goal to win one game and reach the region playoffs.Titletown „ againBy Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.comThe Gulf County School Board will consider a recom-mendation to apply for the state GuardianŽ program during a meeting this coming Tuesday.A 9:30 a.m. ET workshop will be followed by a 10 a.m. meeting on June 5.During a workshop Wednesday, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton said he would recommend to the board the district notifies the state of its intent to apply for funding from the Guardian program.The program, approved by the Florida Legislature in the wake of the Parkland school shooting in February, would allow certain district staff to carry firearms and become special deputies of the sheriffs office.Sheriff Mike Harrison would have to approve the districts plan; Norton indi-cated that Harrison said he would be flexible regarding the timeline and implemen-tation of the program.This sends a powerful message to those outside looking in that we are taking every possible step to protect our students,Ž Norton said.Norton has expressed support for entering the program from the outset, but after a recent workshop that included Harrison the board seemed to step back, particularly with Harrison focused on other aspects of the school safety legislation.District to consider Guardian planSuperintendent recommendation to move forward Tiger Sharks take Class 1A state baseball titlePort St. Joe won the second state baseball title in the programs history. [COURTESY PHOTO/KAREN BUTTS] See GRADUATES, A5 See PLAN, A6 See ALBERTO, A6 See TITLETOWN, A3


** A2 Thursday, May 31, 2018 | The Star Special to The StarThe Joe Center for the Arts is hosting a Summer Art and Science exhibit about sea turtles, marine debris, micro plastic pollution and the impacts on the health of our Bay. Do you collect found objects from nature, like to pick up beach trash and make art with them? Or paint, draw or photograph ocean images, sea turtles, etc.? We would like to invite artists and the local com-munity to submit art images of creative, fun, work reflecting these topics for our exhibit called Turtles and Trash. Please fill out an applica-tion and submit images online at TheJoeCenter. org/Call-for-entries by June 12.The exhibit is in partnership with the Florida Coastal Conservancy and the Corinne Costin Memorial Port St. Joe Public Library.Important exhibition dates are:€ The exhibit opens with a reception and music on June 29 from 6-8 p.m. ET.€ Join us July 8 from 1-4pm for Science Sunday for families with science and art activities and a talk by guest artist Beth Appleton€ Join us for Turtle Thursdays in July and August from 3-5 pm for talks, workshops and more!€ Closing reception Aug. 17 with music by The Recollections and a silent auction from 7-9 p.m.The Joe Center for the Arts is located at 201 Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe.For more information call 404-345-1008.Call for artists: Next show at Arts Center Star Staff ReportHack away for a good cause. The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School football program will be hosting a golf scramble tournament Saturday at the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club. The action begins at 11 a.m. ET. The cost is $60 per player, which includes golf, cart and lunch. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, longest drive, closest to the pin and hole in one.Hole sponsorships are available for $100.For more information or to sign up contact the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club at 227-1751. All proceeds from the tournament will be used to assist sending the Port St. Joe football team to football camp. Shop the SaltAir Farmers Market. The Port St. Joe SaltAir Farmers Market has kicked off its 11th year and the market is back Saturday 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. Plein Air South exhibit at The Joe. The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, is hosting an art exhibit by the members of the Plein Air South painters confer-ence. The exhibit features the work of artist Roger Dale Brown, a landscape artist of national renown who delivered the keynote address at the Plein Air South conference. The exhibit also includes paintings from life by more than 20 artists from Florida and other south-ern states.The Plein Air South exhibit will be free and open to the public on Thursdays (10 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET), Fridays (10 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET) and Saturdays (10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET) from May 24 until June 20. Expanded hours to climb the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Summer hours begin today at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. Ven-ture to George Core Park in Port St. Joe and climb to the top, nearly 100 feet high. The lighthouse is open 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET Thursday through Saturday. For adults 13 and over, the cost to climb is $5 and for chil-dren under 12, but at least 44-inches tall, the cost for the climb is $3. Please, no flip-flops … climbers need sturdy shoes. In addition, the lighthouse is open, by appointment, for groups of 5 or more. The minimum charge is $25. Contact 229-8261 to book an appointment for a group.THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKENDThe Joe Center for the Arts exhibit from Plein Air South remains on display. [FILE PHOTO] A Saturday golf scramble bene“ ts the PSJHS football team. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Salt Air Farmers Market on Saturday. [FILE PHOTO] Expanded hours now to climb the lighthouse. [FILE PHOTO]


** The Star | Thursday, May 31, 2018 A3To the surprise of most outside their dugout, one win later came a blowout of the states top-ranked team, yep, Bozeman,for a district title.They fought off one overlooked opponent and, again, routed the former top-ranked team to win a region title and a trip to the state Final Four.In Fort Myers, they waited out a rain delay of more than seven hours to win a semifinal game, the next day the rain delay before the title game became roughly 36 hours.And that team emerged to shut down the opposition and win a state title, turning the title numeral in the history of the program to two and the school nearly three-dozen.In addition, bringing home to Gulf County the second state title in as many weeks.No wonder Coach Ashley Summerlin, who ended up setting an unusually high bar for he and the program henceforth in this, his first year in Port St. Joe, had unbelievableŽ at the ready when other words escaped.Once our kids had some success (after the midseason losing streak) we just really got in a good routine,Ž Summerlin said. A good routine at practice, we made progress every practice.We were able to get into a good rhythmn. We knew we could compete with anybody if we did things the right way.Ž The Tiger Sharks (18-12), who won six postseason games by a combined 48-11, won the two games in Fort Myers behind a formula that had become familiar the past month.The pitching was outstanding, with complete games tossed by Elijah Hester and Chris Stockton.Hester, who finished the season 8-4 with a 2.32 ERA, beat Blountstown 7-3 in the semifinal, his fourth-straight postseason victory.Stockton, who beat Lib-erty County in a district semifinal to begin the post-season run but hadpitched just ‡ of an inning since, tossed a complete-game shutout against Madison County in the title game.They (Stockton and Hester) prove you dont have to win with an over-powering arm,Ž Summerlin said. They just pitch. They just kept missing barrels.Nobody could square them up. (Pitching coach) Travis (Burge) has done a great job with them all season.ŽAnd behind those two aces, the defense turned more double plays than errors and the offense, presented with an opening, put the hits together to take advantage, as they have throughout the post-season, seemingly different heroes different games.Against Madison County, John Austin Gee had an RBI single in the second inning, Bryce Registera two-run double the following frame and Cameron Harmon an RBI single in the fourth.Register was 2 for 3 with two RBI and a run, Gee was on base three times and Caleb Butts and Jaden Grantland were each 1 for 2 with a walk and a run-scored.Josh Butts walked three times and scored. We played well,Ž Summerlin said maybe in the understatement of the season. We pitched like it, we hit like it, we played defense like we have the past month.We made plays. When you get to that level of competition, you need to do that.ŽOutside the lines provided some challenges, Summerlin said, the pri-mary challenge to keep the kids occupiedŽ Saturday evening through Mondays midday start of the title game after rains washed out Saturday.Summerlin wasn't entirely sure he and Burge, along with a huge assist from parents and other community members who followed the team south, had the players prepared until they were about to head to the field. Summer-lin said there were nerves until several of the players simply said, Lets just play, Coach.Ž Our kids were loose,Ž Summerlin said.They were loose despite a season that began in some turmoil; Summerlin was the third coach since the 2017 season ended and arrived only in January.A team that despite some key seniors, is actually on the young side, due to return seven starters next year.What it came down to is, basically, when we had the opportunity presented to us we executed and thats the name of the game,Ž Summerlin said. We can put them in a position to succeed and all that, but it comes down to the players have to execute at the right times.These are great kids, raised the right way. There was always some adversity for these kids to overcome and they handled it. It was a fun ride.Ž TITLETOWNFrom Page A1The “ nal out, the celebration begins [COURTESY PHOTOS/ KAREN BUTTS] This is the second state title won by a Gulf County school in the past week


** A4 Thursday, May 31, 2018 | The Star OPINION It was inevitable. I wrote a story about the Baptist and some other denominations attempting to appease all of Gods children by splitting their services into traditionalŽ and contemporary.Ž It was supposed to be funny. Arlene Hopkins failed to see the humor. She emailed, Your suggestion of replacing our time honored chandeliers with strobe lights has got to be the dumbest thing you have ever said.Ž No Maam! Not even close!ŽI think it was Voltaire or Shakespeareƒ..or maybe Leon who wrote, To err is human. To do something really stupid is an all together horse of a different color!ŽDaddy had been laboring under our burnt out washing machine for an hour. He was a truck driver by trade and only down thereŽ because we didnt have the three dollars to pay Pete Joiner to come out and fix it. He had wires and hoses laying everywhere when I crawled under to help.I was six or seven at the time. I squeezed between Dad and the bottom of the washer and grabbed a loose hose. It unloaded a pint of water on both of us. Son, Im busy, you go play with your brothers.ŽYou wont believe this, the second hose had more water in it than the first! Kes, you are in the way, you need to move on.Ž I should have figured a truck driver under a washing machine with a handful of wrenches wasnt a good combination.Dad, where does this green wire go? Can you attach it to the red„ŽKesley, if you dont leave Im going to whip you.ŽListen, he didnt mean it, he wasnt mad and he certainly was of no mind to punish me. It was an offhand comment simply aimed at getting me out of his way as he plugged through an unfamiliar environment.YOULL HAVE TO CATCH ME FIRST!ŽNow, Miss Hopkins, for your information, THAT was the dumbest thing Ive ever said! It just came out. I have no idea from where or why. But you talk about thoughtless, idiotic, brainlessƒ..Daddy caught me before I got off the back porch. Id never seen a grown man move so fast! He pulled that big leather belt off and whipped me till the next full moon passed! He didnt spare any rods, he didnt call time out and he didnt pause and give the ole this is going to hurt me a lot more than it does youŽ spillƒƒYoud think a body would out-grow such dumb statements.A couple of years later me, George Sexton and Buddy Wiggleton were playing double dog dare youŽ down by the big ditch behind Georges house. Somewhere in the middle of challenging one another to eat a grasshopper, catch a fish in our mouth and dive through the strands of a nearby barbwire fence I declared I could jump across the ditch.Stupid me, the game was to dare one of them„not volun-teer to kill MYSELF! That ditch was fifteen feet wide at the nar-rowest partƒƒand it was deeper than it was wide. I tried to back out immediately but Buddy reminded me a card laid is a card played.ŽI took my shoes off for better traction, got a running start and leaped almost three quarters of the way across that ditch. I was flapping my arms, trying to get a little lift when I crashed head first into the base of the wall on the far side. Buddy and George were not laughing and their eyes were big as saucers when I finally regained consciousness.Dumb statements dont always end in violence. Sometimes its even worse! I was a semi-intel-ligent adult when I met David Mark at the airport on his return from Vietnam. He was my little brother in name only. He was bigger, stronger and maybe even a little tougher after three years in the service, the last twelve months spent fighting in jungles half way around the world.After hugging his neck and trying not to cry in front of him, I felt compelled to remind him who was in charge, David, I dont give a flying hoot about all that Green Beret training, I can still take you down anytime I want to.ŽFor all of our life, those words, spoken by either of us, would precipitate a fight of the first magnitude. Brotherly honor was at stake! I readied myself for the Brawl on the Tarmac.Ž Dave didnt even bother to look at me. He chuckled quietly to himself and moseyed off toward the terminal.Believe me Arlene, Ive stuck my foot in my mouth enough times to know the difference between a harmless little joke in a newspaper article and saying something really stupidƒƒ Respectfully, KesHUNKER DOWNChewing on my own toesƒ..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. By Lee H. HamiltonSpecial to The StarI was chatting with a group of students the other day when one of them looked me in the eye and commented, Youre very tough on journalists.Ž I had to plead guilty. Of course Im tough on journalists. Maybe even as tough on them as they are on politicians. Our representative democracy depends on journalists doing their jobs. Why? Because its essential that citizens get the solid, accurate, and fair information they need to make good judgments about politicians and policy decisions. Our system cannot work if journalists and the institutions they work for dont shoulder the burden of serving as watchdogs, holding government accountable, shining a light on overlooked challenges, and exploring complicated issues in as cleareyed a manner as possible. Which is why, if you value representative democracy, you have to be deeply concerned about the once-overlightly journalism that fills our media. Too often, reporters, commentators and online contributors focus on trivia, partisan posturing, and political gamesmanship, and not on the substance of issues. The disruptive forces that have laid waste to traditional journalistic organizations have pared down the newsrooms that can carry out in-depth journalism and investigative reporting. Yet the world we live in is so complicated and so difficult to understand that the need is greater than ever for journalists to pick out what really matters in their communities or in the nation and convey solid information to the citizen. I have no illusions about how difficult this is. Nailing down good information requires a lot of effort, persistence, and time. A single story can take months to follow carefully. Making sense of the issues that affect us „ in politics, the legal system, medicine, war and peace, the economy „ requires patience, expertise, analytical skill, and the ability to convey complexity in a simple fashion. The prevalence of fake news and misinformation makes this search for objective truth ever more difficult and challenging. If we dont have the right information as citizens, then we dont have the facts to shape our opinions „ and were going to be in trouble as a nation. Disentangling truth and untruth from the citizens standpoint is really hard. So I applaud and admire journalists who are dedicated to truth. And there are enough of them that there is still plenty of good, solid reporting. Its not always easy to find, though, amidst all the less-thansolid noise that fills our media landscape. This places a particular burden on us, as citizens, to work hard to find it and understand it. Especially because some of the institutions we once relied upon for independent, objective information „ Im thinking specifically of Congress here „ have increasingly stopped serving as models for the search for truth. The plain truth is, theres much to distract both journalists and citizens from whats really necessary to cover and to understand. Sorting through all the information at our fingertips, distilling meaning from it, zeroing in on whats really important: thats work that both journalists and ordinary citizens have to undertake. If youre a local journalist, that means looking into every nook and cranny of government and chasing down whats important and what doesnt add up. For more broad-based journalists, the responsibility is to look at events, analyze them, and convey what needs to be conveyed to the public to make sound decisions about good governance. And for citizens, it means conscientiously following reliable, fact-oriented media „and not just a single source, either, because none has a monopoly on the truth „and using their reporting to make discriminating judgments about public affairs. Getting all of this right is essential to making our government work. Jour nalists have to ask themselves whether they are getting to the bottom of stories and giving enough information to citizens so they can make good judgments „ or are they too focused on trivia and entertainment and posturing? And citizens „whose media tastes drive so much of what the media provide „ need to be focused on what matters. Its a complicated dance, but in the end, it comes down to one thing: journalists need to provide, and citizens need to ask for, the reporting thats necessary to make the country work. 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.Media burdens run two waysAs we move through life, we find out now and again that there are many ways of doing things and getting the same results. We also find out that there are many ways of doing things and getting better or worse results. Thus, our way, may or may not be the best way to do something. Thats where the peanut butter and jelly come in. I keep a jar of jelly in my refrigerator at work and a jar of peanut butter on the shelf. On days that I forget to make my lunch or decide to just take two pieces of bread, I have the makings of many childrens favorite sandwich growing up … the PBJ. It is still one of my favorites because of the memories it brings back. Mama Baker, my pistol carrying lady down the street who I would stay with when both of my parents were working, made the best peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the world … or at least that I knew about. They made your mouth water before they even got close to your mouth or nose or eyes. You could taste them with your ears.Ž She put the jelly and dollops of peanut butter in a glass bowl and whooped them together with a metal spoon or knife. As she stirred the mixture, the utensil would hit the bowl and make this wonderful clicking sound that caused me to salivate and beads of sweat to appear on my nose. My nose sweats when Im about to eat something I think will be hot or that I am very fond ofƒ This mixing and clicking sound resulted in a purplish brown spreadable heaven that she put on cheap white bread and handed out to me and any other little boys she was keeping. (There just werent any little girls, she would have gladly given them one.) Back to my officeƒ My co-worker and friend of almost 30 years walked in and saw me mixing peanut butter and jelly in a Solo cup bowl with a plastic knife. He asked, What are you doing?Ž After all these years, hed never seen me make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I told him and he noted that he had never seen it done that way. I explained to him about my Mama Baker and that he didnt know what he was missing. He believed me. Then we talked about perfection and how hard it was to actually reachƒ Actually that it (perfection) was impossible. Over 60 years of combined experience in real rocket science and we talk about such things as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I have a pretty good life and really good friends. Later than evening, I researched a little bit on the computer for the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich.Ž Most folks just spread peanut butter on one side and jelly on the other and mate them together. Thats fine, but not that original. Some folks toast their bread … I understand that. Others insist on cutting off the crust, making little pocket sandwiches or cutting sporty shapes out of the bread. Again, changing the way something looks on the outside without changing whats on the inside, is not helping much. I could easily preach a sermon here and talk about hearts and sin and stuff, but Im going to stick with the peanut butter. According to Readers Digest, the average American eats 1500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by age 18. I find that sadƒ Having my Mama Baker, I figure I ate that many before I was six. I gave up after reading this person added a sprinkle of salt,Ž this one added banana or chocolate and this one used waffles instead of bread. Are you kidding me? I could put a life preserver in my car, but that wouldnt make it a boat. For the record, I generally use Jif Peanut Butter and grocery store brand grape or strawberry jelly. If I can get my hands on Bama brand jelly, I use it. However, I know deep down that the secret to perfection is the whooping togetherŽ of it all. Yes, I use plastic utensils and bowls at workƒ. I dont want them to see me cry. Read more stories at MY TRACTORWhooping it together Kesley Colbert BN Heard


** The Star | Thursday, May 31, 2018 A5Tyrece Ahage Hicks, Walker Ashton Howell, Courtney Jo-Ann Huff, Teiyahna Keaira Hutchinson, Nicholas Owen James, Aliyah Aurion Johnson, Mason Lee Johnson, Thomas Brooks Kennington, Austin John Konorosky, Dakarian Fidel Larry; Georgia Alexis Lee, Lacey Nicole Linton, Jonathan Justin Love, Kanon Devalcio Martin, Sharavia Linda Nyshaun McNair, William Thomas Miniat, Wil-liam Ashley Mullen, Breanna Michelle Murray, John Marios Pateritsas, Jake Stephen Pat-erson, Jaiva Javelle Patterson, ZyKeriah Shavon Pittman, Jarred Colby Quinn;Matthew Jacob Renfro, Isaac Nicholas Rocha, DeAmber Marcella Rolack, Michael Wilson Sherrill, Eden Alane Spring, Christo-pher Paul Stockton, Jasmin Jermaine Thomas, Jr., Cole Alan Thursby, Joshua Troy Tully, Machaela Elise Turrell, Hunter Matthew Ward, Trent Joseph Wiser, Blake Elton Wood. ScholarshipsFlorida Bright Futures: Braden Baumgardner, Madi-son Hagler, Sydnee ODonnell and Shad Tracy earned Flor-ida Academic Scholarships (100 percent tuition); Drew Harrell and Ashton Childress earned Florida Medallion Scholarships (75 percent of tuition, Childress was also eligible for Academic Schol-arship); Haylee Bonner, Grace Cryderman, Allison Gerspacher, Lashavion McCloud and Marcella Phelps earned eligibility for a Medallion Scholarship. Scholarship, by student:Madison Hagler: Tapper ($1,000), Owens ($3,000); Sydnee ODonnell: duPont ($1,400), DKG ($250), Owens ($1,500), Buchert ($1,500); Ashton Childress: FUMC ($300(, Wright ($500), Aca-demic Achievement ($1,000), USF ($12,000); Celeste Chiles: Knights ($200), Biggs ($250), Cox ($1,500), JSL ($1,750), athletic scholarship for soccer;Lashavion McCloud: Quinn ($250), Knights ($200), Gant ($250), Witten ($1,000); Braden Baumgardner: Academic Achievement ($500), Soc. Am. Eng. ($4,000); Hannah Lee: Nelson ($500), Sheriffs Office ($1,000), Knights ($200), Peppers ($500); Shad Tracy: duPont ($1,400), Owens ($1,500); Grace Bosstick: Pierce ($1,400); ShaMario Cole: Academic Achievement ($500), track scholarship;Islord Arroyo: Craig ($500), Band ($500); Grace Cyrder-man: Gibson Rotary ($4,000); Claudia Alcorn: Kiwanis ($1,400); Haylee Bonner: JS Wilder ($1,400); Allison Gerspacher: Academic Achievement ($200); Lauren Hall: JS Wilder ($1,400); Aidan Evans: Belin ($1,400); Adria Valenzuela: Academic Achievement ($200), Art Scholarship ($60,000); Rowan Paul: Academic Achievement ($200);Drew Harrell: JS Wilder ($1,400); Caleb Kyle: Academic Achievement ($200); Marcella Phelps: duPont ($1,400); Avia Bell: JS Wilder ($1,400); Lexie Plair: DKG ($500), Franklin/Gulf Retired Educators ($500), GCEA ($500); Brooklynn Quinn: Quinn ($250), Nelson ($500), NPSJ Miss ($500); James White: Billy Tapper ($390), PACE ($1,400); Bryce Register: B. Walter Wilder ($1,400);Matthew Costin: Academic Achievement ($200); Burke Godwin: SGA ($500); Teiyahana Hutchinson: full scholarship for basketball; Jaiva Patterson: Kiwanis Vocational ($1,000: Colby Quinn: Quinn ($250), Faison ($500), Knights ($200), Gant ($250), Rotary ($1,000); Cole Thursby: JS Wilder ($1,400); Courtney Huff: Navigator ($1,400); Machaela Turrell: CareerSource ($1,400);Zykeriah Pittman: Quinn ($250), FUMC PSJ ($1,000); Michael Sherrill: Witten ($1,000), PACE ($1,400); Aliyah Johnson: Billy Tapper ($390), Masons ($500); Walker Howell: track scholar-ship; Elijah Hester: Navigator ($1,400); Lacey Linton: Voca-tional ($100); John Pateritsas: CareerSource ($1,400); Jacob Renfro: duPont ($1,400); Trent Wiser: Enlisted ($100),Kanon Martin: Eppinette ($500), Beard ($500); Jonathan Love: American Legion ($100), VFW ($100); Des-tiny Gadson: Knights ($200); Brooks Kennington: American Legion ($200), VFW ($200); Courtney David-son: Tapper GCSC ($1,400); James Giles: American Legion ($100),VFW ($100); Christopher Stockton: duPont ($1,400), Belin ($1,400), Pickels ($500);Hunter Ward: tech scholar-ship; Dakarian Larry: Quinn ($200), Knights ($300), Gant ($250); DeAmber Rolack: Quinn ($250), Navigator ($1,400), Ward ($500);Joshua Tully: Band Boost-ers ($500), Dean ($500); Alvin Dempsey: Quinn ($250), Pick-els ($500), Williams ($500), full ride in football; Sharavia McNair: Quinn ($250); Blake Wood: Quinn ($250). WEWAHITCHKA HIGH SCHOOLHigh Honors (GPA 3.85 or higher)Brianna Nichole Bailey, Takaylynn Queen Sekayi Carter, Austin Brook Haddock, Savannah Michelle Harrison, Katelyn Brooke Hysmith, Brooke Elizabeth McMillian, Jocelyn Noelle Minchew, Wesley Kaden Phillips, Alexandria Rose Pitts, Anna Katherine Set-terich, Rylee Grace Waters. Honors (GPA 3.5-3.84)Jonah David Bidwell, Scar-let Madison Estelle Falls, Dakota Cheyenne Hornsby, Angela Marie Long, Lillian Kiana Maguadog, Kristen Delaney McMillion, Alexis Marie Morrill, Derik Siliezar. GraduatesBrandon Taylor Ake, Sabra Cheyenne Baker, Alexis Kay Bass, Tia'sheunna Lattrell Black, Autumn Cheyenne Bragg, Caleb Allen Burrows, Chante Yvonne Cummings, Kayla Maggie Cody;Malachi Austin Davenport, Jessica Hope Davis, Erica Beth Edmondson, Haley Lynn Edmondson, Austin Michael Garrett, Sharon Brianna Greene, Garreth Craig Hamm, Kaylee Marie Harvey;Ashley Kirsten Hendrix, Michael Wayne Hensley, Riley Lewaine Hicks, Jacob Nathan-iel Huft, Ennesia Shakina Hughes, Cheyenne Marie Hunt, Eddie RaSheed Hunter, Jacobi Marquez Jones, Shan-non Michael Jones;Zachary Adam Kemp, Jordon Elizabeth Konkol, Samantha Nichole Lanier, Garret James Leavens, Janna Marie Miles, Connor Vaughan Mills, Jaylunn Shea-Powell Obee, Dustin Naomi Lenora Parker;Nyrone Keith Pray, Brandi Rene Purswell, Bayleigh Leann Reno, Brianna Marie Rhoades, Sarah Devin Rhoades, Emily Kay Roberts, Mya Baileigh Schram, Christian Levi Smith, Jonas Ian Shockley. ScholarshipsAfrican-American colle-giate: Ennesia Hughes ($350), Eddie Hunter ($400), Dustin Parker ($400), Takaylynn Carter ($450), Brianna Bailey ($450), Savannah Harrison ($450), Anna Setterich ($550), Rylee Waters ($550);Geraldine Williams: Eddie Hunter ($500), Ennesia Hughes ($500); Alfredia Owens: Eddie Hunter ($500), Ennesia Hughes ($500); Class of 1966 in Memory of Charles Fortner, Darene Jones and Larry Layton: Jaylunn Obee, $250; Bateman-Wooten: Bri-anna Bailey ($300), Angela Long ($300), Takaylynn Carter ($200), Scarlet Falls ($200), Dustin Parker ($200);First United Methodist Care Closet: Angela Long, $500; Courtney Erin McMillion Memorial: Takaylynn Carter ($300), Kristen McMillion ($300), Anna Setterich ($200), Briann Bailey ($200), Sharon Greene ($200), Jonah Bidwell ($200), Brooke McMillian ($200), Haley Edmondson ($200), Savannah Harrison ($200);Employees Club of Wewa-hitchka: Savannah Harrison ($500), Anna Setterich ($500), Jocelyn Minchew ($500), Bri-anna Bailey ($500), Dustin Parker ($500), Kristen McMil-lion ($500), Jonah Bidwell ($500); Odyssey of the Mind: Jonah Bidwell ($300), Anna Setterich ($200); Tupelo Lodge 289: $500 each to Anna Setterich and Savannah Harrison;Frank and Violet Graddy Memorial: Tiasheunna Black, $500; Beverly and Herman Pitts/Subway: Michael Hensley, $500; Gulf County Education Association: $500 each to Alexis Morrill and Jonah Bidwell; Methodist Care Closet of PSJ: Dustin Parker, $1,500; Gulf Coast Electric Co-op: Rylee Waters, $1,000; Gulf County Sheriffs Office Employees Club: $500 each to Rylee Waters and Anna Setterich; Wewahitchka Bull Gator: Anna Setterich ($250), Brianna Bailey ($100), Wesley Phillips ($250), Jonah Bidwell ($100), Shannon Jones ($100), Jacobi Jones ($100);Wewahitchka Search and Rescue: Jocelyn Minchew ($500), Savannah Harrison ($500), Anna Setterich ($500); Wewahitchka Womans Club: Katelyn Hysmith ($1,000), Jocelyn Minchew ($1,000); Consolidated Communication: Rylee Waters, $600; Florida Bright Futures Academic: Anna Setterich ($12,360), Wesley Phillips ($12,360); Florida Bright Futures Medallion: Savannah Harrison, $9,240);SWAT: $100 each to Eddie Hunter, Savannah Harrison, Takaylynn Carter, Anna Set-terich, Brianna Bailey; Pick Strange Memorial: Jonah Bidwell ($1,000), Savannah Harrison ($1,000); Junior Ser-vice League PSJ Essay: $1,750 to Savannah Harrison; Char-acter Counts: $300 each to Brianna Bailey, Jonah Bidwell, Brook Haddock, Takaylynn Carter, and $200 each to Eddie Hunter, Zak Kemp, Katelyn Hysmith, Rylee Waters;Air Force ROTC: Wesley Phillips, $69,136; Gulf Coast Honor: $1,890 each to Rylee Waters, Savannah Harrison, Anna Setterich; GCSC Foun-dation Walter Wilder: Jonah Bidwell, $1,400; Jimmy and Susan Wilder: $1,400 each to Alexandria Pitts, Haley Edmondson, Sharon Greene, Dakota Hornsby, Derik Siliezar;Oscar Redd Memorial: Brandi Purswell, $1,400; James Moss/Julia Wood Cleckley: Angela Long, $1,400; Charles and Betty Cleckley: $1,400 each to Takaylynn Carter, Katelyn Hysmith, Emily Roberts; Estelle Harrison Griffin Memorial: Brooke McMil-lion, $1,400; GCSC Navigator: $1,400 each to Eddie Hunter, Emily Roberts, Chante Cum-mings; Alfred I. duPont Foundation Culinary: Haley Edmondson, $1,400;Alfred I. duPont Foundation: Jaylunn Obee, $1,400; Alfred I. duPont Foundation Gulf/Franklin Center: Jocelyn Minchew, $1,400; Alfred I. duPont Foundation: $1,400 each to Kristen McMillion, Katelyn Hysmith; George and Amelia Tapper Foundation: Takaylynn Carter, $1,400; Chipola Softball: $7,500 each to Brianna Bailey and Dustin Parker;Gulf Coast Volleyball: Kayla Cody; U.S. Army After 9/11 GI Bill: Jonas Shockley, $85,000; WMBB Bill Cramer Athlete of the Year, $500. GRADUATESFrom Page A1[COURTESY PHOTO/WAYNE TAYLOR] The WHS Class of 2018. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] [COURTESY PHOTO/WAYNE TAYLOR]


** A6 Thursday, May 31, 2018 | The StarDowned limbs and trees, like this one on Sixth Street in Port St. Joe, were common after Albertos pass.[TIM CROFT | THE STAR] Even though the county was on the wrong right side of the storm as it made landfall just west of Panama City Beach, Alberto, as has been the case for over and over, largely spared Gulf County.We got about what I thought we were going to get but it didnt stay around as long as I thought it would,Ž said Marshall Nelson, director of Gulf County Emergency Management.Some tree limbs, power outages, that was about it. We havent gotten on the beach yet but it is a given we are going to have some erosion.ŽThat erosion was not as bad as it could have been, according to Dr. Pat Hardman, president of the Coastal Community Association of Gulf County.The winds never came from the west so it could have been much worse,Ž she said. That is what eats up sand on the peninsula.ŽThe north end of the peninsula, as engineers have long offered, actually gained sand and Hardman added there was no loss of coastal property. Hardman said the loss of sand was in the depth, but that dune structures were largely spared. A cautionary note, how-ever: the peninsula is not in a condition to absorb much more without a loss of prop-erty, an estimate the coastal engineer has been making for months as a restoration proj-ect moves, in a painfully slow process, toward fruition.And Alberto arrived before the 2018 hurricane season even begins; the season starts Friday.We truly missed a bullet,Ž Hardman said. I think Mother Nature should give us a break here.Ž ALBERTOFrom Page A1For example, part of the school safe ty bills passed ear-lier this year includes funding to place a School Resource Officer at every school site.Unfortunately, this legislation has pitted super-intendents and school boards and sheriffs,Ž Norton said.Norton, acknowledging that the board may or may not sup-port his recommendation, said he believed the district should move forward.The district must inform the state of its participation in the program by July 1 to be eligible for funding.Could it have been put forward better, yes,Ž Norton said. We have a decision, yes or no. I am willing to check the yes box.Ž Norton said the district had identified staff on both ends of the county to participate in the program.Details such as the identity of those staff members would be kept out of the public domain, Norton said, but he emphasized all other details about the districts participation should be made in the sunshine.At least a portion of next Tuesdays meeting is likely to be in closed executive ses-sion, Norton said, to discuss sensitive details of the recom-mended plan.Norton said he would also be talking with Harrison to find as much common ground as possible as the plan moves forward.Candidates selected to be guardiansŽ must undergo a psychological exam and more than 130 hours of firearms training.A major hurdle in this county is the strained resources of the Gulf County Sheriffs Office, which currently lacks a train-ing officer to provide district staff, needed training. The guardiansŽ must have a concealed carry permit.The Guardian program offers each guardianŽ a one-time $500 stipend for the purchase of a law enforcement approved gun.The guardiansŽ would become special deputies under the sheriffs office, covered by the SOs insurance and work-mens compensation plan, another hurdle, and would only be able to act in the case of a live school shooting.The guardiansŽ can not be a classroom teacher, with narrow exceptions for current law enforcement or military and NJROTC instructors. New budgetBoard members will also get a look Tuesday at the new budget numbers which, financial officer Sissy Worley has warned repeatedly, are going to translate into fewer dollars for basic operations.While state lawmakers funneled significant funding into school safety and mental health services, that money did not go into the base student allocation, which was increased by a mere 47 cents.That is 47-cent increase in funding per student.Less than 50 cents, we cant even keep up with addi-tional costs,Ž Norton said.Worley said the preliminary numbers, and final numbers are not yet available to districts though the fiscal year ends with Junes end, indicate that to just sustain current operations and workforce levels the board will likely have to consider an increase in local ad valorem dollars.The School Board is limited as to what it can and can not control in the budget, which is primarily set in Tallahassee.Just to maintain the status quo, to keep all teachers, we would have to raise taxes slightly,Ž Worley said, noting the increase might have to be as much as half a mill. PLANFrom Page A1


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** A8 Thursday, May 31, 2018 | The Star OUTDOORSCONTACT USEmail outdoor news to FISHING REPORTThis last week proved to be tuff for anglers along the Forgotten Coast with the rain and incoming Alberto. Reports were few as most people stayed off the water. The good news is Alberto will clear out this week and we hope the weather will settle and we can get back on the water. Now would be a great time to visit Bluewa-ter Outriggers and gear up for your next outing. We carry just about everything for fishing includ-ing our new line of St. Croix rods and the newest from Penn and Shimano. Whether your inshore fishing or offshore or just having a relaxing day surf fishing we have the gear and the tackle and the bait to make it happen. We are open 7 days a week and have a seasoned staff that have a combined experience fishing the Forgotten Coast of almost 100 years. Stop in and see us, share your fishing story and gear up. Until next week, Happy Fishing By Nancy and Jack BlakeContributing WritersEd. note: This is the last of four entries in a series of Day Trips to parks from Port St. Joe. (Previous entries were Bald Point, April 2, Econfina River, May 3, and Ochlocknee River, May 17) Each covers a visit to a coastal Florida State Park on the eastern Panhandle. You can do all four in one trip with the furthest east being about a 2 hour drive. Or, if time permits and youre of an exploratory, out-doorsy nature, then you might consider one park per trip, or two trips of two each. Theres plenty to do in each facility. Whichever combo you choose, we wish you happy and safe travels.Less than a two-hour drive east of Port St. Joe on US 98 there are three parks that can be visited in a single day trip. The first is the St. Marks Federal Wildlife Refuge and we covered that visit in our Day TripŽ feature for The Star last October. Todays entry will fea-ture the historic state park called San Marcos de ApalacheŽ located just a short drive from the small town of St. Marks. And, as an adjunct, well also cover the neighboring Wakulla River Park.There is a colorful history here at San Marcos which dates back to the Spanish Explorers and includes the occupation of the area by the English, American and Confeder-ate forces, those soldiers and citizens who protected the area from its enemies. Its been a stra-tegic focal point for over 500 years.The informative museum on the site displays the pottery and tools unearthed near the original fort and also fea-tures an enlightening 18 minute video recounting the areas history. In addition, there is a self-guided interpretive trail which takes the visi-tor through the grounds and points out eleven historical highlights of the original fortification.In addition to the his-tory, the visitor can enjoy the amenities of a picnic area with several tables available for use. Lastly, Tuckers Point offers a scenic view at the waters edge where the St. Marks River joins the Wakulla River and from there flows out to Apalache Bay. This is an excellent fishing spot, especially for redfish, speckled trout and large-mouth bass.Speaking of the Wakulla River, about a two-minute drive from the San Marcos historic park is the tranquil, pocket-sized Wakulla River Park, a facility funded by the Florida Recreation Devel-opment Dept. This is a small but pretty park sit-uated along the east bank of the Wakulla. Its a great place for launching your boat or for starting off on a paddling trip of both the St. Marks and the Wakulla Rivers. Its also a beauti-ful place to just enjoy the view and watch the boats go by.DAY TRIP TRAVELOGUESan Marcos de Apalache Historic State ParkThe cistern and fort at the park. [COURTESY PHOTOS/NANCY AND JACK BLAKE] The museum at San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park. Wakulla River. The grounds and sign at the entry to San Marcos de Apalache park. The fortress, now a museum, at San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park. A sign greets visitors to Wakulla River State Park. Dock and boat facilities at Wakulla River State Park


** The Star | Thursday, May 31, 2018 A9 SPORTSBy Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.comIn sports vernacular, secur-ing Don Maples to coach the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School boys soccer team could be considered a get.ŽMaples, a former college and professional player and widely recognized as one of the top youth goalkeeping coaches in the country, was hired recently to take reins of the Tiger Shark program.He succeeds Eli Duarte, who stepped away after coaching the Port St. Joe boys the past four seasons.Maples is no stranger to the program.He served as an assistant to former Coach Gary Hindley for three seasons and assisted Duarte on the goalkeeping front.Eli did a great job with the program,Ž Maples said. There is such a thing as sweat equity and when you have sweat equity in some-thing you dont want it to go back.I dont want to see the program go back.ŽMaples has a history of suc-cess on the pitch. As a high-schooler in Ten-nessee he played on teams that twice won the state championship and he played goalkeeper at Hiawassee Col-lege before leaving school early to turn pro.He found a spot with the Colorado Foxes with the American Professional Soccer League.But I found that I had reached about as far as I was going to as a player and I wanted to coach,Ž Maples said. So I put all my focus on learning.ŽHe noted that coaches such as Bill Bellichek and Nick Saban were not great athletes or players, but they wanted to coach and immersed themselves in learning about the games and the foundations of success.Since 2003, Maples has focused on youth soccer, teaching at clinics and camps roughly one-third of the year and also coaching summer and traveling teams.He has been coaching the Tottenham Hot Spurs, a traveling girls team out of Tallahassee that includes on its roster Ebony Alexander, the leading scorer for the Lady Tiger Sharks of Port St. Joe.That team qualified for a national age-group tourna-ment last year.He has also coached with Bay United out of Bay County.Maples returned to college in 2008, first at Tus-culum College and later at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, completing a degree in sports management and environmental services with a minor in business.The focus beyond the white lines of the pitch, Maples said, is building the youth programs in Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties.Thats the feeder program for everything here in Port St. Joe,Ž Maples said. So, we would have a good feeder program for the high school squad.ŽAnd, Maples added, should those who hired him desire first and foremost a winning team, a championship team, he might not be the right fit.I want to focus on developing them as young men, academically, and then soccer,Ž Maples said.Maples takes reins of PSJ boys soccerDon Maples. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Star Staff ReportOne thing Gulf County offers plenty of is places to don some decent shoes and head out for a hike. If you looking to commune with nature or enjoy a bit of exercise or enjoy some alone time, the county offers a host of options.Great exercise, excellent scenery: whats not to love.Here are some suggestions: 1. T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park offers three different trail experiences: the Maritime Hammock Trail which winds through a coastal hammock environment to the shores of St. Joseph Bay; the milelong Bay View Nature Trail which passes through maritime oak community, salt marsh, scrub and runs alongside the bay; and the Wildernesss Preserve Trail, a linear trail that runs seven miles through 1,750 acres of upspoiled coastal ecosystem and sand pine scrub (permit required at the Ranger Station).2. The Port City Trail totals nearly four miles of paved pedestrian surface, approx-imately 10-feet wide in most places, good for hiking, jog-ging or biking. There are restrooms, informational signage along the route and water fountains at various points. A walk will take you past parks, lakes, ball fields and museum. The Port City Trail connects over to BayWalk Trail via a quarter-mile section of sidewalk along State 71. 3. The Loggerhead Run Bike Path is eight miles of trail that runs from St. Joseph Peninsula State Park to Sali-nas Park along State 30E/ Cape San Blas Road. The trail is great for walking, jogging and biking and the scenery of the bay is hard to beat.4. Dead Lakes Recreational Areaisprimarily a campground, the Dead Lakes Recreational Area is perfect for those hikers who double as nature enthusiasts. Trails throughout the site offer hikers views of local wild-life as well as plenty of flora including longleaf pines, magnolia, bald cypress and the White Tupelo tree, source of the world-famous Tupelo Honey, which grows along the wet banks of the Dead Lakes. 5. The St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve has some 14 miles of hiking trails across two parcels. At the Deal Tract off Cape San Blas Road, take a trail over an old dune ridge along the bay waterfront or take a shorter trail to an oak hammock. At the buffer off State 30A, take the selfguided interpretative trail that is begins on the opposite side of the road from the Pre-serve Center or take one of several trails, the Sandridge Loop or Island Loop Trail that begin at the main gate and traverse across the preserve from there. The preserve is home to more than two dozen rare or endangered species of flora, all on display on one or more of the trails.TAKE A HIKET.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park offers more than a dozen miles of trails.[FILE PHOTOS] Dead Lakes Park north of Wewahitchka offers scenic trails across wetlands and forest On wheels or foot the Loggerhead Trail provides coastal viewing excellence. The Port City Trail threads through the city, over wetlands, uplands and several park. The St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve has miles of trails through a host of ecosystems. Star Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team, newlycrowned state Class 1A champions, was welcomed home by the community Tuesday with a parade down Reid Ave. as folks came out to cheer and players displayed their championship swag, medals and trophies. Several local businessmen treated the team to a congratulatory dinner. Victory route County o ers plenty to see and commune with[COURTESY PHOTO/DEBBIE CROFT]


** A10 Thursday, May 31, 2018 | The Star SCENE AROUND 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@star” .com Just cruisin the Intracoastal in my boatŽ [COURTESY PHOTO/DEBORAH MAYS] Sunset over Blacks Island. [COURTESY PHOTO/PATTI BLAYLOCK] A crab on guard at WindMark Beach. [COURTESY PHOTO/GINA BRAMBLE] So much to be thankful for can be found on local beaches. [COURTESY PHOTO/CAROL AND PHIL DOHMEN] Mexico Beach sunset. [COURTESY PHOTO/BECKY BLOCK] An osprey snags some dinner. [COURTESY PHOTO/DONNA SMITH] Who you looking at? [COURTESY PHOTO/CAROL BUIKEMA]


** The Star | Thursday, May 31, 2018 B1TRIVIA FUNCOMMUNITY Wilson Casey Trivia FunŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Wood-ruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? 1. In 1927, what was advertised Pure as sunlightŽ and Around the corner from everywhereŽ?Pan American, Coca-Cola, Gerber Products, Trailways2. Which country has the most cities with populations of more than a million?U.S., China, India, Russia3. Which singer had a pet chimpanzee named ScatterŽ?Elvis Presley, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole4. Which is not a standard rpm of old vinyl records?33 ‡, 45, 52, 785. By land area, whats the third smallest state?Vermont, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii6. When was the digital answering machine invented?1991, 1993, 1995, 1997 ANSWERS: 1. Coca-Cola, 2. U.S., 3. Elvis Presley, 4. 52, 5. Connecticut (Rhode Island, Delaware), 6. 1991By Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.comMaybe not technically true, but if clients and staff at Gulf County Senior Citizens believe Debbie Sumner has been part of the place forever, well, she nearly has.Sumner will retire next week after 27 years with the agency that provides a host of services to seniors in the county.You name it, Debbie has done it,Ž said Russ Scholz, executive director of Gulf County Senior Citizens. She is a wonderful, outstanding employee.In the last three inspections we have undergone, there have been no deficiencies found in her programs. That is the kind of employee she is.ŽThe agency will celebrate Sumners last day 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. June 7 at the Port St. Joe facility with a drop-in-for-a-coffeeŽ time to wish Sumner well and thank her for nearly three decades of service.Debbie Sumner set to retire from Senior CitizensBy Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.comThe union representing public school teachers and employees will host a round-table next week to discuss a host of issues related to the public schools, including safety, parental involvement and student motivation.The Gulf County Educa-tion Association will host the event which will be held in Building A on the Gulf Coast State College Gulf/Franklin Campus.The campus is located at Garrison Ave. and U.S. 98 in Port St. Joe, 3800 Garrison Ave.The roundtable will be held 6-8 p.m. ET.The official title is Community Round Table Conservation on Public Education in Gulf County.ŽThe event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.We want everybody to come out and become involved in and support the public schools,Ž said Krissy Gentry, president of the GCEA.Roundtable to examine school safety, other issuesBy Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.comA Port St. Joe race will winnow to one in the next 12 days while fall county races have lured a broad slate of candidates.The Port St. Joe race is for the Group 4 seat on the City Com-mission and will be decided in a runoff between Aaron Little and Scott Hoffman.The two garnered by far the most votes during the May general election, but Hoffman, who had a leading 47 percent of the vote, did not receive sufficient support to avoid the runoff. Little took 37 percent.Early voting in the runoff begins Saturday and continues through June 9, the following Saturday.Voting will be held at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 401 Long Ave. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET each day, save this Sunday.Please use the Early VotingŽ entrance facing Fourth Street.Election Day is June 12 with polls at the Port St. Joe Fire Station open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. ET.Commissioner Rex Buzzett chose not to seek re-election. County slateThe deadline for candidate qualifying via the petition method, by far the easiest with signatures from just 10 percent of eligible voters needed, has expired.Therefore, unless candidates wish to pay the qualifying fee ($1,732-$1,155 for county commission depending on whether or not there is a party affiliation, $1,061 for school board) the ballot is all but set.And in all but two races, multiple candidates are in the mix.The first exception is County Judge Tim McFarland.Candidate qualifying in judicial races ended in early May with McFarland the only qualifying candidate.He is automatically re-elected to another four-year term.On the Gulf County School Board, Brooke Wooten has thus far seen no opposition for the District 2 race.School Board races are non-partisan. In the other races:€ Incumbent Commissioner David Rich, a Republican, has drawn two challengers for the Board of County Commissioners District 1 seat, William Lawson, running without party affiliation, and John Nagy, a Democrat.€ In the race for the BOCC District 2 seat, Commissioner Ward McDaniel, the Democrat incumbent, is facing Republican Tom Semmes.€ The BOCC District 4 seat is the only one, as it currently stands, that will be decided during the primary as incumbent Commissioner Sandy Quinn, Jr. and former commissioner Tan Smiley, both Democrats, replay their 2014 race.€ The School Board District 1 seat, being vacated by Danny Little, has three candidates vying, Brian Cox, Bernadette Hackett and Dennis McGlon.€ Ruby Knox and Barbara Radcliff have filed for the School Board District 5 seat being vacated by John Wright.Early voting in PSJ runo begins SaturdayCounty slate lling upBy Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.comAs he ran for the District 1 County Commission seat, the late Freddie Whitfield pledged to do something about the dilapidated nature of the playground in Max Fleming Park.After David Rich was appointed to fill the District 1 seatfollowing Whitfields untimely passing last year, he pledged to fulfill the vision of his friend.ŽLast week, beneath of cozy canopy of trees, those pledges became reality as county officials, with some of Whitfield's friends and family alongside, dedicated the Freddie Whitfield Playground at Max Fleming Park.ŽThe cozy cornerŽ of Howard Creek had become one of Whitfields favorites and the playground effort County dedicates Whit eld PlaygroundDonna Whit“ eld, center, thanked the county for the playground effort and one of her daughters read a letter to her dad. [TIM CROFT PHOTOS | THE STAR] After his appointment County Commissioner David Rich made the playground project a priority. Honors late commissionerSee SCHOOL, B7 See SUMNER, B7 See PLAYGROUND, B7


** B2 Thursday, May 31, 2018 | The Star SOCIETYSpecial to The StarThe Port St Joe Garden Club will present the Flower Show, By the Sea .. By the Sea,Ž on June 9 at the Garden Center, 216 8th Street, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. EDT, to honor National Garden Week. The show is free and open to the public.There are four divi-sions to the show. Design shows arrangements made by Garden Club members on a specific theme. Horticulture is specimens of plants grown by members. If one is new to the area, horticulture is a good way of finding gorgeous and stunning plants that will grow in the Port St Joe area.A youth division and an educational division complete the show. Design and horticulture will be judged by nation-ally accredited judges.The club held a work-shop on design on May 24 to prepare for the show. Sylvia Holley, a former District Director of District II, constructed design examples and lead a hands-on practicum on mechanics of design.Anyone interested in joining the showy Port St Joe Garden Club or attending a meeting may leave a message on the Port St Joe Garden Club Facebook page. The Port St. Joe Garden Club's Garden Center is on bothnational and state historical site lists and available for rental.PSJ Garden Club news[PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Special to The StarPictured are Mabel Hodges and Dolores Dickey, Co-Chairmen of the Project to gather donations for the Veterans Honor Walk at Beacon Hill. St. Joseph Bay Chapter of DAR kicked off the project in front of the Piggly-Wig-gly on Saturday, May 26. Donations are being accepted at many businesses with cookbooks being given for each $10 received. All donations will be given to the Veterans Honor Walk and other Veteran Projects.Other Members who manned the table were Mary Lee Rich, Dena Rich, Margaret MacKinnon, Kathy Wilson, Beverly Elder, Colleen Burlingame, Avilda Densmore, Mazie Stone, Linda Shepherd, and Paula Boone.Other places selling cookbooks for DAR dona-tions: Gulf County-Cape Trading Post, Coastal Realty, No-Name Caf, Peoples First Bank, Port Inn, and Port St. Joe Library; Mexico BeachAce Hardware, Beach Walk, Caribbean Coffee, Driftwood Inn, El Governor, The Grove, and Parker Realty.DAR fundraiser[SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Special to The StarThe St. Joseph Bay Chapter of NSDAR held their an nual picnic on May 23 at the First United Methodist Church Fellow-ship Hall at 11 a.m. Present were 22 members and one guest, Buenna Brown of St. George Island.A short meeting was held with a suggestion that the Executive Board change the meeting time to a later hour for the 2018/2019 monthly meetings.Dolores Dickey and Mabel Hodges announced that all is ready for the kick-off for accepting donations for a cookbook to benefit the Veterans Honor Walk and other Veteran Projects.DAR annual picnicSpecial to The StarCoping with the chal-lenges of living with autism will be explored 7 p.m. CT Monday, June 4 at Lifetree Caf.The program, titled Living with Autism: A Peek Into a Hidden World,Ž features a screening of the award-winning short film Guang. The film offers a glimpse into the life of two brothers, one with autism, and the strug-gles they face together.During the program participants will find a new understanding of autism and will have the opportunity to con-nect with others who live with autism or who care for people who have autism.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 cof-feehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or livingwater@living-wateratthebeach.comThe Impact of autism discussed at Lifetree CafSpecial to The StarWewahitchka Medical Center is hosting a tobacco free program called Tools to QuitŽ 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, June 5. The class is offered by Big Bend AHECs trained facilitator to guide par-ticipants as they identify triggers, explain withdrawal symptoms, and brainstorm ways to cope with them. Participating in Tobacco Free Florida's quit services such as this program can double your chances of quitting any form of tobacco for good.The Tools to Quit Pro-gram is a 2-hour seminar where participants learn how to develop a successful quit plan. This program offers free nico-tine replacement therapy (while supplies last and if medically appropriate), educational materials, goodies for their quit day, and follow-up support.The classes are open to anyone. If interested in attend-ing, please contact Wewahitchka Medical Center at 639-5825 to RSVP or visit the event on Facebook: your chances of quitting tobaccoSpecial to The StarWe would like to thank everyone who donated at our Rockathon and Tupelo Festival that were held in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka in the month of May. With the help that you all have graciously given we can help our seniors here at the center and our home bound seniors.As you can see from the statistics below, your donation do make a big difference in our seniors staying in their home verses being in a nursing facility. It takes a lot of funds to keep seniors in their home but it takes more funds for them to be in a nursing center.Please continue to donate and help the senior of Gulf County. You can make a donation by calling the center at 229-8466.Our goal is to help seniors stay in their homes instead of nursing homes.In 2017, the following senior services were provided:€ 5,464 congregate meals€ 4,290 home-deliv-ered meals€ 3,724.5 hours of homemaker service € 1,177.75 hours of personal care€ 570.75 hours of respite care for Alzhiemers dis-ease clients€ 2,395 trips for clients to the center € 264.75 hours of companionship service€ 187.25 hours of health support € 309 hours nutritional education€ Other services include case management, pest control, nutritional screenings, outreach utility assistance, recreation, screening and assessments, home health products and home modifications.€ A 2012 study by MetLife found that the average annual cost for nursing home care is $90,500 per individual.Senior Citizens thanks all who donate


** The Star | Thursday, May 31, 2018 B3 SCHOOL NEWSSpecial to The StarNorth Florida Child Development is proud to announce its graduating class of 2018. Surrounded by family, friends, and NFCD staff, 25 children proudly walked across the stage at Gulf Coast State College on May 17 to commemorate their completion of the North Florida Child Developments Early Childhood Education Program.North Florida Child Development has been dedicated to serving the families of Port St. Joe for many years. NFCD is committed to providing high-quality education to children from birth to five years of age. The mission of North Florida Child Develop-ment is focused not only on the success of the child, but on the family as a whole. We would like to thank Gulf Coast State College for allowing us to use the beautiful facility, the parents and staff that put countless hours into the ceremony, and to the families of North Florida Child Development who entrust us with their pre-cious children. You, are what our program is all about.NFCD is currently enrolling for the summer program that begins June 4 as well as for the 2018-2019 school year. If you would like more informa-tion or you are interested in your child attending, please contact Sherry Bolden at 229-6415.NFCD graduates Class of 2018[SPECIAL TO THE STAR] [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Special to The StarPort St. Joe Elementary School would like to rec-ognize our students who participated in the 2018 Duke University Talent Identification Programs 4th-6th Grade Talent Search. Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented students. To participate, students meet the following crite-ria: they are in fourth, fifth, or sixth grade and they have scored at the 95th percentile or above on a standardized achievement, aptitude, or mental ability test. Congratulations to fourth-grade students Cole Hart and Anderson Hodges.Duke TIP recognizes PSJES students[SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Special to The StarTALLAHASSEE… The Florida Department of Education and the Florida Education Foundation recognized 10 of the Panhandle areas highest-achieving eleventh grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students at the Sunshine State Scholars conference May 17-18. The two-day conference, presented by Lockheed Martin, celebrated the accomplishments of Floridas elite students and provided a unique venue for the states colleges, uni-versities and employers to recruit their talents.I am delighted to honor these Sunshine State Scholars for their outstanding academic accomplishments and congratulate them on being selected to represent their school districts,Ž said Commis-sioner of Education Pam Stewart. During the two-day conference, they had an opportunity to explore the many higher education and career opportunities available right here in Florida. I sincerely hope they elect to pursue their postsecondary dreams in the best state in the nation to get a good education.ŽThe honorees included Bailey Lake from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School.For a list of scholars and more information about the event, visit Sunshine State Scholars.Panhandle Top Ten STEM students honoredS.O.A.R.ING AT PSJESSO.A.R. students for the week of May 25, the “ nal week of the school year, at Port St. Joe Elementary School. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Special to The StarJACKSON, Tenn. „ Three hundred fifty-one students have been named to the Union University Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester.Among those was Isabel Bogaert of Port St Joe.The Dean's List includes full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average on a four-point scale.Founded in 1823 and affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Con-vention, Union University is characterized by quality Christ-centered teaching and learning. Union offers liberal arts training in more than 100 majors and programs of study along with professional programs in business, education and nursing.About 3,300 students are currently enrolled.Bogaert named to Union University Deans List


** B4 Thursday, May 31, 2018 | The Star FAITHOn Thursday, May 17, 2018 God whispered to Roy Lee BubbaŽ Williams that his wings have been earned and Welcome Home. His wife and children have comfort in knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Roy Lee was born in Port Saint Joe, Florida to the late Roy Lee, Sr. and Mary Alice Williams. He was a loving and caring person who had a love for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, life itself, his wife and children, family, and people of all walks of life. He was a hardworking man and believed in taking care of his family. Roy Lee left a lasting impression on everyone he met. At an early age, he gave his life to Christ at First Born Holiness Church of the Living God, under the leadership of Bishop R.B. Thompson, serving faithfully as a Deacon. Roy Lee attended Washington High School and graduated from Port Saint Joe High School, Class of 1977. Roy Lee fell in love with his sweetheart Willie Mae in 1977 and in 1979 the Two were united in Holy Matrimony. Roy was employed by Sylvachem Chemical Plant, Raffields Fisheries, and Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. Roy Lee was a member of New Life Christian Center where he served faithfully as a Deacon. He enjoyed collecting gun, beating the drums, teaching Bible Study at the Gulf County Jail, and encouraging all he met. Roy was dedicated to the work of the Ministry and he was an Inspirational Speaker. He made sure he read his bible daily and set aside his time with Jesus, he was a prayer warrior, and he made sure he anointed his kids and grandkids every night, and everybody who walked in the house, before they left, they were anointed with oil and an I Love YouŽ. Heaven has gained an Inspirational Speaker. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lee Williams, Sr., sister, Madeline GirlieŽ, a special greatgranddaughter Mahlani Williams, grandson Antwoin, and an aunt, Many Clark Roys legacy and love will forever remain dear to his lovely and devoted wife of 39 years, Willie Mae Williams and his children, LyTonya (Andrew) Gainer, Troy (the late Kimberly Williams) and a devoted friend Loretta, Claude Thomas III (Melissa), Aqueatha KimŽ Williams (devoted friend Alonzo Keys III) and Sidney (Pam) Harris, all of which resides in Port Saint Joe, Florida. He leaves behind a caring mother, Mary Alice Williams of Port Saint Joe, Florida and a caring father figure, Waymon Bryant of Port Saint Joe, Florida; one sister Mary Lois Williams Russ, and one brother, David Williams, both of Port Saint Joe, Florida. Two sisters-in-law: Gloria Jean Bryant of Port Saint Joe, Florida, and Diane Jackson of Raleigh, North Carolina. Four aunts: Cordilly (Oliver) Holmes of Columbia, South Carolina, Dorothy Williams of Pensacola, Florida, Rosa Custard ButchŽ of Panama City, Florida, and Barbara Nettles of Pensacola, Florida. Three uncles: Lucious Peterson (Jeanette) Charles C. (Mary) Williams of Hartford Alabama, Harry (Melissa) Williams of Seaside, California, Uncle Pete of Apalachicola, Florida, and Roy Marvin Johnson PunkinŽ of Milton, Florida. His legacy of life well lived, will be carried forward through his grandchildren RaShawne (Mary), Ryan, RaQueatha QueatŽ, Darrell, Camelia, TroyvontaSmokeyŽ, Troy Jr T.J., Jorgia, and KaydonLe, MarSheba, Claude IV BiggieŽ, Tracian, DeShawn, James, Javeion, Sidney Jr., Arnisha, Jaquez, and Ishmael; great-grandchildren: JaNayah, Prinston, Yvonna, Deriah, Cameron, Omarion, Xavier, Dalyn, Elijah, Carter, Anilya, and Danelle; Godchildren Pinkie Patterson, Jeanette Williams, Sherrell Wilson, Lanette Rivera, Arementries Williams, Fred Owens, and William Penamon, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.ROY LEE BUBBAŽ WILLIAMS, JR.Pastor anniversary at Zion FairThe members of Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church cordially invite the com-munity to share with us as we celebrate our Pastor, Rev. Wilson Hall and First Lady Sister Margaret Hall sixth anniversary, on the 4th Sunday, May 27. Rev. Darrell Hill, assistant pastor of First Mt. Moriah church of Panama City will be our morning speaker at 11 a.m. ET, and Rev. Dante McGee, assistant pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist church of Panama City will be our evening speaker at 5 p.m. EST. A special program honoring our first lady Sister Margarete Hall will be held 2 p.m. ET Saturday, May 26 at the church. Minister Alma Pugh of Love Center Ministries, Apalachicola will be our guest speaker. We welcome everyone to attend. VBS at Long Avenue BaptistA summer kids event called Shipwreck VBSŽ will be hosted at Long Avenue Baptist Church in Port St. Joe Jne 3-7. At Shipwrecked kids discover how Jesus rescues us through lifes storms. Kids at Shipwrecked VBS will join a missions effort to help build houses in Guatemala through the churchs ongoing mission trips to the region. Shipwrecked is for kids age 4 through completed sixth-grade wand will be held 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. ET each day. Pre-regis-tration, which will close at noon May 31, is available online at Registration will be available at the door. For more information call 229-8691. VBS at FUMCFirst United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe will host Vacation Bible School June 25-29. The program, Rolling River Rampage: Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with GodŽ will be held 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.; each day. This is for children grades K4 through sixth. Register at portstjoeumc.For more information contact Krystal Terry at 227-1724 or VBS at Highland View Baptist ŽGame OnŽ is the theme for Highland View Baptist Churchs Vacation Bible School which will be held from Sunday, June 3 until Wednesday, June 6, which is Family Night, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. ET. Ages are Pre-K 4 thru 6th grade. There will be themed fun activities, crafts, singing and snacks. The church is located at 310 Ling Street in Highland View.FAITH BRIEFS FirstBaptistChurch102THIRDSTREET€PORTST.JOE BuddyCaswell,MinisterofMusic&EducationBobbyAlexander,MinistertoStudentsNewServiceScheduleforFirstBaptistChurch NewServiceScheduleforFirstBaptistChurch Dr.BoydEvansPastor4525064 SundayMorningScheduleBlendedWorshipwithChoir/PraiseTeamƒ8:30AM GreatCommissionSundaySchoolƒƒƒƒ...9:45AM ContemporaryWorshipw/Bandƒƒƒƒƒ..10:45AM WednesdayDinnerƒƒƒ..................ƒƒ.5:00-6:00pm AWANAƒƒƒƒƒ..............ƒ.6:00-7:30pm SurrenderStudentMinistryƒ.6:15-7:30pm Prayer/BibleStudyƒƒƒƒƒ.6:15-7:30pm Nurseryƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ....ƒƒ


** The Star | Thursday, May 31, 2018 B5 Special to The StarThe Florida Economic Development Council, host of the 2018 Florida Economic Development Conference, held May 21-23, recognized the achievements of Flori-da's top economic developers with prestigious awards.The Toni Jennings Work-force Professional of the Year award is given annually in recognition of the achievements of an outstanding workforce developer within the state of Florida. The award was first presented in 2007 to honor and recog-nize the former Lieutenant Governor's exceptional leadership in revamping Florida's workforce system to respond to critical work-force needs and to advance local, regional, and state economic development.The 2018 recipient of the Toni Jennings Workforce Professional of the Year is Kim Bodine, Executive Director of CareerSource Gulf Coast.Bodine has 22 years of experience in workforce development and oversees the administration of as many as 45 funding streams and programs with annual budgets of up to $13 mil-lion. Throughout her tenure, Bodine has been instrumen-tal in launching numerous workforce development projects that assisted under-served populations such as youth, veterans, dislocated workers, and people with disabilities. Under Bodines leadership her organization has helped more than 25,000 individuals complete in-demand training and has been instrumental in placing thousands of residents into high-paying careers.Bodine is instrumental in the establishment and man-agement of Alignment Bay County, a program aligning community organizations and resources so that their coordinated support of Bay Countys youth has a posi-tive impact on public school success, childrens health, and the success of our com-munity as a whole.Bodine currently serves as chair of the Florida Workforce Development Association, leading Career-Source counterparts across the state. Because economic development plays a vital role in determining what work-force development programs should be offered, she serves in many active roles in the community: Floridas Great Northwest, the Bay County Economic Development Alli-ance, the Northwest Florida Manufacturing Council, the UF/IFAS Bay County Extension Advisory Board, the RESTORE Council of Bay County, and the Gulf County Economic Develop-ment Council.Bodine honored by FEDCLeft, Jennifer Conoley (Gulf Power, Chair CareerSource Gulf Coast Board) and Kim Bodine (Executive Director, CareerSource Gulf Coast Board). [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Special to The StarPANAMA CITY … Kerigan Marketing Associates is pleased to announce that Dana Swatts Kerigan has graduated with the 35th class of Leadership Bay. Kerigan, part of 20-member class, was recognized during a ceremony on May 23 at Edgewater Beach Resort on Panama City Beach.Founded in 1983, Leadership Bay is a community leadership development program presented by the Bay County Chamber of Commerce. Its mission is to cultivate a broadened network of well-informed leaders whose strengthened commitment to community involvement will affect positive change in Bay County. The 9-month program, conducted by Chambers of Commerce in cities across the US, consisted of 17 full-day sessions where emerging leaders were exposed to tours and presentations focused on area tourism, healthcare, local and state government, law enforcement, transpor-tation, industry, economic development, military, education, culture, growth management, ecology, media, community volun-teerism, and more.Creative Director, Sara Backus, is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Bay and Agency Principal, Jack Kerigan, is a 2006 graduate of the program. Dana Kerigan served as class project leader and will present the Bay County Connect Initiative, a new program providing free wi-fi hotspots to students, at the Chambers First Friday event on June 8, 2018 at FSU Panama City.More information is available at the Bay County Chamber of Commerce website.Dana Swatts Kerigan graduates Leadership BayLeadership Bay Class of 2018. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] "Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel; and they tortured the timber and stripped all the land...""Paradise" as performed by John PrineSocially responsible investing" is a phrase garnering lots of attention in the financial world. Some investors exhibit great concern over the type of companies in which their money is invested; some do not. Let's say you're an investor who prefers not to place your capital in oil and gas companies or in MLP's that transport oil or gas, because you are committed to the renewable energy movement. Or perhaps you choose not to invest in companies that produce tobacco or alcohol because you don't want to support industries that you believe produce harmful products. Your concerns are completely understandable. Most folks can quickly decide for themselves if tobacco or alcohol-related investments are in their moral wheelhouse. More often than not investors who eschew ownership of these companies have some personal connection to the negative side effects produced by these types of products. But what about companies that make soft drinks and junk food? If a company knows their products arent healthy yet keeps producing them, is that company socially irresponsible? What about household goods companies that produce unnecessarily thick plastic containers for purely aesthetic reasons? Are media companies behaving in a socially irresponsible way when they repeatedly produce violent movies? If they produce a familyfriendly movie for every violent one, does that make it more acceptable? Like everything else in life, its complicated. Take a company that checks almost all your social boxes. They donate generously to causes you support; they pay their employees a living wage even though others in their industry may not; they recycle everything they can and take active measures to reduce their environmental footprint; and they genuinely try to do the right thing based on your definition of the right thing.Ž But what if they are extremely aggressive about avoiding taxes legally? They arent breaking the law, but does pushing the tax boundary to the very limit of legality fit in your definition of being goodŽ? Head hurt yet? Here's my take. I admire people who want to support ethical companies. Voting with your pocketbook is one of the truest forms of activism and those interested in a particular cause would naturally like to align their investments with their beliefs if possible. But for the average investor who just wants to enjoy a nice retirement, trying to only invest in companies you agree with socially, environmentally and politically is almost a full time job. Isolating companies that are good investments is a challenge. Finding ones that are socially responsible is difficult as well. Doing both can sometimes be impossible. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor Outlook,Ž is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850.608.6121 …, a fiduciary, fee-onlyŽ registered investment advisory firm located near Destin, FL. This column should not be considered personalized investm ent advice and provides no assurance that any specific strategy or investment will be suitable or profitable for an investor.ARBOR OUTLOOKResponsible investing, clean companies and John Prine Margaret McDowell Its mission is to cultivate a broadened network of well-informed leaders whose strengthened commitment to community involvement will a ect positive change in Bay County.


** B6 Thursday, May 31, 2018 | The Star€ On May 21, Investigators P. Willia ms and S. Ferrell were in the area of State 71 and CR 381 when they noticed a subject riding a bicycle near Taunton Truss. Later they saw the same subject on his bicycle again, carrying a box. Investigators stopped the man and identi“ ed him as Reece Glendon Forehand (25). They investigated Forehands recent activities and discovered that he had went into the Taunton Truss building and stole electronic equipment from the of“ ces. Forehand was placed under arrest and charged with Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling and Grand Theft. € On May 21, Investigators S. Ferrell and P. Williams arrested Jamie Michael Langford (42) on Sunset Drive, Wewahitchka, on a warrant for failing to appear in court on the charge of Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. € On May 21, Investigators S. Ferrell and P. Williams arrested Novie Darrie Tillerson (47) on Bass Street in Howard Creek. Tillerson was wanted in Bay County on a felony warrant for failing to return rental property. € On May 22, deputies responded to a report of a domestic dispute involving gun“ re in the 300 block of Lister Drive in Wewahitchka. The dispute was between Anthony Ellis Fleming (56) and Jeffrey Glenn Semmes (31). During the con” ict Fleming had locked himself in his bedroom. Semmes pursued Fleming and forced his door open with the butt of a .22 ri” e. When Fleming saw Semmes was armed he picked up a shotgun and “ red it toward the door, which had closed after being forced open. Semmes and an elderly female family member were standing in the vicinity of where Fleming shot the “ rearm. She received some minor injuries during the incident and was having problems breathing so she was transported to the hospital to be treated. Semmes exited the residence however Fleming remained inside, barricaded in his bedroom. The Gulf County Sheriffs Of“ ce SWAT team was deployed and successfully negotiated with Fleming to exit the residence unarmed. Fleming was placed under arrest and was charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Semmes was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. € On May 22, Sgt. D. Sanders located Michael Sterling Teston (40) at the Express Lane in Wewahitchka, knowing that he had a warrant for his arrest. Teston was wanted in Gadsden County for failing to appear in court. Teston was placed under arrest and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. € On May 23, Deputy M. Peek was assigned to investigate the fraudulent use of a check. The victim had produce a check from his checking account that was “ lled out and cashed by someone other than him. Deputy Peek and Sgt. Burkett investigated the report and were able identify a suspect. The suspect cashed the check in another jurisdiction so the investigation will be turned over to another agency for charges to be “ led. € On May 23, Deputy M. Manley was patrolling in the area of Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill when he observed a vehicle parked in the far corner of the park against the trees. Deputy Manley approached the vehicle and found it to be occupied by John Greg Hermsdorfer (49) and another subject. Deputy Manley conducted a wanted check on Hermsdorfer and discovered that he was wanted by the Port St. Joe Police Department on warrants for Burglary and Grand Theft. Hermsdorfer was placed under arrest and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. Hermsdorfer was on probation so he was later violated and charged with Violation of Probation. € On May 24, Deputy G. Desrosier traveled to the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee to pick up Ashley Nicole Wright (32) on a transport order and bring her to Gulf County for court proceedings that morning. After her court appearance, Deputy Desrosier transported Wright back to the Florida State Hospital. € On May 24, Deputy V. Everett, was investigating a report of a domestic disturbance on Brannon Lane in Wewahitchka. No criminal charges stemmed from the incident but a wanted check of all the subjects involved revealed an active warrant out of Orange County, Florida. James William Cobb (36) was taken into custody and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility to await extradition to Orange County. € On May 24, Deputy M. Manley was assigned to investigate a burglary in the 5000 block of S. Hwy 71 in Wewahitchka. It was reported that someone had entered a vacant home stole eight (8) collector style dolls. Leads were developed to assist in identifying a suspect. € On May 25, Bobbi Jo Kathleen Duke (27) and Amanda Lee Shipman (28) were arrested at the Gulf County Detention Facility after being transported from the Bay County Jail by GCDF staff. Duke was charged with Violation of Probation on the original charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and DWLSR. Shipman was also charged with Violation of Probation on the original charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and DWLSR. € On May 25, Clyde Dillon McDaniel (20) turned himself in to the Gulf County Detention Facility to be arrested on an active Violation of Probation warrant. McDaniel was on probation for Traf“ cking in Stolen Property, Burglary, Grand Theft and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. € On May 25, Deputy S. House conducted a traf“ c stop in the 2000 block of CR 381 in Dalkeith. The driver was identi“ ed as Phillip Maxwell Fleming (27). When Deputy House made contact with Fleming, he immediately suspected that Fleming was under the in” uence of alcohol. Deputy House conducted “ eld sobriety assessments to determine whether Fleming was too impaired to operate a motor vehicle. As a result of the assessments, Fleming performed poorly and was placed under arrest and charged with Driving Under the In” uence of Alcohol. Fleming refused to submit a sample of his breath to determine his blood alcohol level.If you have any information regarding the aforementioned cases, please contact the Gulf County Sheriffs Office at 227-1115, 639-5717, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 785-TIPS.Gulf County Sheri s O ce law enforcement summaryMay 21-27


** The Star | Thursday, May 31, 2018 B7was an example of the DNA from a man whohad such compassion for people, espe-cially young people.He was my friend and my customer and he was always positive, always smiling,Ž said Rich, who carried in his pocket to last weeks ceremony the monogrammed campaign pin Whitfield had given him, pronouncing simply, For the people.ŽHe loved children, he loved his grandchildren,Ž Rich co ntinued. Hes not going to be forgotten by any means.One of the most important things to me when I was appointed was to finish what he started.ŽWhitfields widow, Donna, said the state of the playground caught her husbands eye immediately and when he asked the people of Howard Creek about issues important to them, a place to bring their kids to play in the quiet neigh-borhood was one.This is bittersweet, but I wouldnt miss this,Ž Donna Whitfield said. He built (a lakeside park outside his Wewa-hitchka home) and opened it up for anybody who wanted to, especially the children.This (playground upgrade) was a promise he made during the campaign. It was neglected.ŽOne of Whitfields central missions during his oh-so-short eight months on the board was upgrading playground facilities across his district.In his mind, the children of District 1 were equally deserv-ing of access to play areas and parks as those in any other district.Using a parks and recreation grant, Whitfield first moved, with county Public Works crews, to clear the playground area of underbrush and debris and replace or renovate pavil-ion roofs.The restrooms were overhauled and playground equipment, in particular a rather spectacular, and spectacularly-priced, merry-go-round.Fencing was upgrades and the playground transformed into, well, ground on which kids can now play, with a good shade from trees available.The project, said county attorney Jeremy Novak in read-ing a resolution unanimously passed Tuesday by the Board of County Commissioners, was near and dear to (Whitfields) heartŽ and would serve as a celebration and testament to Mr. Whitfield.ŽNovak also noted the lakeside park complex Whitfield built and Whitfields commitment to the children of his district.Whitfields daughter, Melinda, reading from a letter she wrote to her dad following his passing, noted his unerring paternal instincts, the ability to recognize when his children needed humor, compassion or support.ŽThe measure her dad instilled, she said, was to be the best version of yourselfŽ and said he had made a mark not soon forgotten, as a man who did right be people, who forged a successful business career and who gave back to his community and his people, typically by quiet, unheralded acts.You never bragged, never boasted or told anyone, you just wanted to help someone,Ž the letter continued.Lastly, came the unveiling of the sign that will henceforth designate the Freddie Whitfield Playground at Max Fleming Park.Ž PLAYGROUNDFrom Page B1She started at the Senior Citizens Center in 1991 as a case worker under the Older American Act, congressional legislation providing employ-ment opportunities for older citizens.As people left over the years, everything just kind of fell on her,Ž Scholz said.That included providing meals at both the facilities and on wheels to the homes of folks unable to get out.Sumner also provides a host of in-home services for clients, became a center director for a time and took over as site manager at the Wewahitchka facility for a period.Her work, Scholz said, has been observed both in front of and behind the scenes, always willing to lend a hand or undertake a project to boost the agencies services. And along the way became an indispensable part of many clients lives.They love her,Ž Scholz said of the clients at the center. I could not have asked for a better person. She is going to be missed.ŽAnd, the agency, Scholz said, is not financially able to provide much in the way of retirement benefits or parting gifts for that 27 years of dedi-cation, so Scholz is hoping that those who know and have worked with Sumner through the years will come out next Thursday, just to say goodbye. SUMNERFrom Page B1The idea is to brainstorm some of these very topical issues, all of which are important to the public schools right here.ŽThe topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to, school safety, student attendance and behavior, parental involvement and improving student motivation. The goal is to begin a dis-cussion that will be carried forward.This is the first of what we hope will be a monthly series of roundtables,Ž Gentry said. We hope to have in future meetings students at the table.We want to hear from there about things the com-munity can do to improve their motivation to attend and do well in school.ŽThe GCEA has lined up several speakers from the Florida Education Associa-tion and National Education Association to provide presentations and foster discussions on the various topics.We want this to be a positive thing for the community, to come together and discuss how the community can sup-port the public schools and the children,Ž Gentry said. We see this as a positive step.Ž The motto for the round-table spells out the mission: We can create the future we want to see by starting with the power and connec-tions we have.ŽThis is about support-ing public education in our communities,Ž Gentry said. SCHOOLFrom Page B1 This is the rst of what we hope will be a monthly series of roundtables. We hope to have in future meetings students at the table. We want to hear from there about things the community can do to improve their motivation to attend and do well in school.ŽKrissy Gentry The family of the late Freddie Whit“ eld assembled in the playground named in his honor. [TIM CROFT | THE STAR]


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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. Now HiringScipio Creek Marina has an immediate opening for a Forklift Operator to work in our family friendly marina in Apalachicola, FL. This is a year round full time position. We will train individual as needed in order for them to become forklift certified. Applicant must be willing to work weekends. We are located at Scipio Creek Marina, 301 Market St., Apalachicola, FL 32320, phone # 850 653 8030. Please apply in person or by emailing your resume to 20524S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 15000061CA WILMINGTON TRUST, NA, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE F/B/O HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II INC., BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST 2006-4, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 20064, PLAINTIFF, VS. MARY ANN CONROY, ET AL DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 19, 2018, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Gulf County, Florida, on August 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM ET, at Courthouse steps/lobby 1000 Cecil G Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. 32456 for the following described property: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, FRACTIONAL SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 12 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 2, FOR A DISTANCE OF 317.35 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 742.84 FEET TO A POINT OF THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A 30 FOOT WIDE ACCESS EASEMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 11 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 236.94 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 116.72 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE RUN SOUTH 78 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 260.01 FEET TO THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO PER THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF SECLUDED DUNES; THENCE RUN NORTH 14 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 03 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 116.22 FEET; THENCE, LEAVING SAID APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE RUN NORTH 77 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST FORA DISTANCE OF 267.39 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the us pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Tromberg Law Group, P.A. 1515 South Federal Highway, Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33432 File No: 15-000829 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact ADA Coordinator at 850747-5338, fax 850-7475717 or at AD A Request@jud14.flcourts.or g P .O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. May 31, June 7, 2018 20657 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: The Gulf County School Board will be accepting bids for Janitorial Supplies. A bid package may be picked up at the Gulf County School Board, Maintenance Department, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. You may have the bid faxed by calling 850-2298369 or e mailed by re questing at wborders @gulf Pub: May 31, June 7, 2018 20659 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: T he Gulf County School Board will be accepting extermination/ pest control bids for Gulf School District Facilities. A bid package may be picked up at the Gulf County School Board, Maintenance Department, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. You may have the bid faxed by calling 850229-8369 or e-mailed by requesting at wbor ders@gulf Pub: May 31, June 7, 2018 20661 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: The Gulf County School Board will be accepting bids. A bid package may be picked up at the Gulf County School Board, Transportation Department, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. You may have the bid faxed to you by calling 850227-1204 or e-mailed by requesting at ddykes@gulf Items that are up for bid. Tires Bid #19-002 Gas/Diesel/Oil, Bid #19-003 Seat Cover, Bid #19-004 Pub: May 31, June 7, 2018 20556S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Capital One Cltrl Assignee of FIG 2241, LLC, 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 #2018-04 Tax Sale Certificate #2015-827 Name in which assessed: Palm Breeze Development, LLC R.E. No. 04259-274R Date of Issuance: May 29, 2015 Description of Property: Lot 8, Block 1, Fisherman’s Village North at Windmark Beach, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 16-19, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. 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, 13th day of June, 2018 Dated: May 7, 2018 REBECCA L. NORRIS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Elaine Bland, Deputy Clerk Pub: May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018 20555S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 23-2018-CP-000020-P RAX-MX IN RE: ESTATE OF IVEY CULBRETH, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of IVEY CULBRETH, deceased, whose date of death was March 8, 2017; File Number 23 2018 CP 000020 PRAX M X is pending in the Circuit Court for GULF County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr ., Blvd., P ort St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: May 24, 2018. Signed on May 10, 2018 Sean F. Bogle, Esq. Attorney for Personal Representative Email: m Florida Bar No. 0106313 BOGLE LAW FIRM 101 S. New York Ave., Suite 205 Winter Park, FL 32789 Telephone: 407-834-3311 FRANKLIN CULBRETH Personal Representative In care of Bogle Law Firm 101 South New York Ave. Suite 205 Winter Park, FL 32789 Pub: May 24, 31, 2018 20694S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 18-29-PR IN RE: ESTATE OFCATHERINE M. PULLING Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of CATHERINE M. PULLING, deceased, whose date of death was March 30, 2018 and whose social security number is ___-__-9177, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 31, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin Florida Bar No. 699070 Post Office Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Phone: (850) 227-1159 email:ccostin@costin law .com Personal Representatives: Jackie L. Skiles 1011 Finch Drive Geneseo, IL 61254 Pub May 31, June 7, 2018 20674S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: REVINT SOLUTIONS located at 6 Hillman Drive, Suite 100 in the County of Gulf, in the City of Chadds Ford, PA 19137 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 18th day of May, 2018. Implementation Management Assistance, LLC Pub: May 31, 2018 20698S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 17000035CAAXMX DIVISION: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff vs. LAURENCE S. MYHRE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 19, 2018 and entered in Case No. 17000035CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Nationstar Mortgage LLC, is the Plaintiff and Dunes Club of Cape San Bias Condominium Association, Inc., Laurence S. Myhre, are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M.. on the 31stday of May, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: CONDOMINIUM UNIT NUMBER 11, DUNES CLUB OF CAPE SAN BLAS, A CONDOMINIUM, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST OR SHARE IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 303, PAGE 283, OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. 198 CLUB DRIVE, UNIT #3A, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 14th day of May, 2018 Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 fax eService:servealaw@al bertellilaw .com Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida Barbara Baxter If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. 0. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Pub May 24, 31, 2018 Wanted Hunt Club Member on 2200 Acres Near Port St. Joe, Still Hunt Fee $577/ Per Year. 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