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** Volume 80 Number 34 Subscribe to The Star Phone: 800-345-8688 Opinion ....................A4 Outdoors ..................A10 Sports.......................A11 Scene Around ............A12 School News ...............B3 Faith .........................B4 Obituaries ..................B4 Classifieds ............B7-B8 A3Road projectsB3NFCD graduation Thursday, June 7, 2018 SEA TALE | B1 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.comIn their silence the members of the Gulf County School Board expressed all they neededTuesday.Emerging from nearly an hour behind doors in execu-tive session, board members declined to approve a recommendation to apply for funding from the states Guardian program.The recommendation from Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton received an initial motion for passage from board member Billy Quinn, Jr., but there was no second.The lack of a second did two things; cut off board discus-sion on the issue and allowed the motion to approve to die for lack of that second.I wish I had a crystal ball,Ž said board chair Brooke Wooten. This was a very tough meeting, a very tough decision.ŽIn the final analysis, there was a lack of consensus among Norton, the School Board and Sheriff Mike Harrison. Norton noted that all three entities needed to agree on a plan and acknowledged he and Harrison could not find sufficient common ground to bring a plan to the board.From the outset, Norton has been outspoken in his support of the district apply-ing for funding under the Guardian program.He said several members of district staff had been identified as potential guard-ians and urged school board members to approve the application, which had to be submitted by July 1.I do support it in a lim-ited, tempered application,Ž Norton said of the Guardian legislation. The plan I put before you was a common sense, tapered and limited approach.ŽSchool Board declines Guardian recommendationBy Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.comThe Gulf County Tourist Development Council is in the final stages of creating its first turtle hatchingŽ as it begins downa Turtle Trail.ŽThe agency does so while continuing to enjoy banner bed tax revenue numbers.For the month of April, the most recent data available, bed tax revenue dropped compared to the same period in 2017, the first month in the fiscal year that began in Octo-ber to see a decline.However, the calendar may very well have been the culprit as April bed taxes dropped 16 percent, said Kelli Godwin, TDC executive director.Im not too surprisedŽ about the drop, Godwin said. TDC ahead as it heads down Turtle TrailStar Staff ReportTo the wire.The Port St. Joe City Commission will discover its newest member Tuesday when a runoff for the Group 4 seat finds the finish line.The runoff pits Scott Hoffman and Aaron Little.The two garnered by far the most votes during last months general election, Hoffman finishing with 47 percent and Little 37 percent.Either needed 50 percent plus one to clinch the election and avoid the runoff.Early voting continues through Saturday.Early voting will be held at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 401 Long Ave. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET each day.Please use the Early VotingŽ entrance facing Fourth Street.Polls at the Port St. Joe Fire Station open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. ET Tuesday for Election Day.Election Day Tuesday in PSJ runo By Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827|| @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.comBrian DIsernia noted that his Eastern Shipbuilding and Gulf County have been neighbors for more than four decades.Monday, with a groundbreaking along the former paper mill bulkhead in Port St. Joe, DIsernia said the company and county were now entering into a working relationship.ŽThe turning of dirt, with county and Port Authority officials joined by those from the St. Joe Company and East-ern Shipbuilding, marked the beginning of the process of transforming this virgin piece of landŽ into an outfit-ting and maintenance facility in Gulf County, DIsernia said.Eastern, county working relationship arrivesEastern Shipbuildings Brian DIsernia spoke about the working relationship between Eastern and Gulf County. [TIM CROFT | THE STAR] Ground-breaking on mill site bulkhead begins workBy Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.comTo set the scene in ball terms, plans to, pick one, renovate, improve or expand the ball parks on 10th Street in Port St. Joe cant get out of the batters box.Port St. Joe commissioners on Tuesday presented the latest conceptual plan, swing number six for those keeping score, which mem-bers of the public who spoke pretty uniformly deemed, staying with the ball theme, just a bit outside.A significant factor in the skeptical feedback was that this latest version was being seen for the first time by commissioners and the public.And it was most decidedly not the plan posted on the citys website or contained within the meeting agenda packet.Commissioner Rex Buzzett said the changes had been made that morn-ing and were based on input received on version number five, saying that he was told additional elements were needed.More on that in a moment.But the changes, to residents speaking Tuesday, returned the conceptual plans to something very close to the original swing, which had raised the ire of Latest park plans receive chilly receptionSee PLANS, A7 See EASTERN, A7 See TDC, A8 See BOARD, A8


** A2 Thursday, June 7, 2018 | The Star Star Staff ReportA few of the options for the coming days. Beach Baptist Chapel Broth-erhood Breakfast. Each month Beach Baptist Chapel hosts a Brotherhood Breakfast. This months is 10 a.m. ET Sat-urday. All men from the area are welcome. Beach Baptist is located at 311 Columbus Street in St. Joe Beach. The Port St. Joe Garden Club presents a Flower Show on Sat-urday at the Garden Center at 216 Eighth Street. The show runs 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET and is in honor National Garden Week. The show is free and open to the public. This years theme is: "By the Sea . By the Sea."There are four divisions to the show: Design, Horticulture, Youth, and Education. Nationally accredited judges have judged design and horticulture.The designs are arrangements made by garden club members on a specific theme. Teetering Sandpipers designs must have a dominant and distinct rhythm, like moving sandpipers. Forgotten Coast De-Light designs must use lights. Seaside Serenity designs must give a sense of peacefulness, and Malacological Miniatures designs must be less than six inches and incorporate a shell.Horticulture is specimens of plants grown by members. If you are new to the area, or want something new for your garden, the horticulture sec-tion is a good way to find plants that will grow in the Port St. Joe area.The Youth Division is open to all youths in Gulf County. They do not have to belong to the garden club to enter. If you have a child or grandchild, they may want to participate next year and win a ribbon!Our Educational Division completes the show. The Master Gardeners of Gulf County made it.Come and See! Come and See! "By the Sea . .By the Sea."The Mexico Beach Farmers Market. The Mexico Beach Farmers and Craft Market will be held Saturday in Parker Park. New winter hours are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. CT. Shop for fresh, local vegetables and baked goods as well as gifts and goodies from local craftspeople. Parker Park is located at 2500 U.S. High-way 98. Vendor applications are available at under calendar of events.Enjoy license free freshwater fishing. Saturday and Sundaywill be a license-free freshwater fishing weekend for Florida residents and visitors. Fishing licenses are not required on these weekends. Governor Rick Scott said, Florida is known as the Fishing Capital of the World, and taking advantage of these license-free fishing weekends is the perfect opportunity for Floridians and their families to get outdoors. I appreciate the hard work of FWC to ensure that Florida remains the Fish-ing Capital of the World.ŽBo Rivard, Chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said, Summertime in the Sunshine State is great for getting on or near the water. I hope the different opportuni-ties to fish license-free during the next two weekends will inspire new anglers to give it a try. Established anglers, I encourage you to take a friend or family member out and introduce them to the Fishing Capital of the World!ŽFWC offers eight total license-free fishing days each year. Bag limits, closed areas and size restrictions apply on these days. To learn more about license-free fish-ing days, visit For fishing tips, 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 conference. 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 andmore than 20 other 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.THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKENDThe Mexico Beach Farmers Market is Saturday. [FILE PHOTO] The Plein Air South exhibit can be seen at The Joe Center for the Arts. [FILE PHOTO] The Port St. Joe Garden Clubs Flower Show is Saturday[SPECIAL TO THE STAR] This weekend is license free for freshwater “ shing[SPECIAL TO THE STAR]


** The Star | Thursday, June 7, 2018 A3By Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.comWithin the realm of making lemonade, Port St. Joe commissioners made it the most palat-able they could last week.With an approaching deadline constraining the use of road bond money for the boards top priority, commissioners during a sp ecial meeting set sights a tad less bold, but which will meanReid Ave. will get a complete makeover.The board voted unanimously to use just shy of $1 million in road bond funds to pave Reid Ave. from First to Sixth Streets, Long Ave. from 18th Street to Madison Ave. and Baltzell Ave. and Third Street as the big ticket items.The money will also be used to patch a section of Avenue G and repave Eighth Street from Marvin Ave. to the stormwater ditch that runs adjacent to the 10th Street ball parks.I like whats been laid out,Ž said Commissioner Rex Buzzett. But I want to make sure the board keeps Long Ave. as the top priority.Ž The board had hoped to use its percentage from the latest road bond issue by the Board of County Commissioners, Series 2015, to completely over-haul Long Ave., one of the citys main arteries.The hope was to leverage the bond money with a loan/grant package from the State Revolving Fund to replace aging water and sewer lines and repave the road.Commissioners have been reluctant to consider the road work given the extent of the needed work below the road surface.We want to tear the road up all at once,Ž said city manager Jim Anderson. The staff rec-ommendation is to wait on the Long Ave. water line until finding is secured for the sewer line as well.ŽHowever, the county has relayed from bond counsel the message that the road bond funding must be encumbered by the end of this month and the city was nowhere near putting together the pieces for the entire Long Ave. project.Instead, as one of the projects approved last week, a section of Long from 18th to Madison, where underground lines have already been replaced, will be paved.Amongthe list of proj-ects to be considered last week was one for materials, bores and patches along sections of Long, but the board decided to eliminate that project from consideration to remain under budget on the road bond funds.The city has an applica-tion submitted to the SRF aimed at facilitating the Long Ave. work: a decision will be forthcoming later this year.The projects approved last week include one by which the city will receive back $200,000 in two years.To facilitatethe paving of Reid Ave., the Commission is loaning the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency $200,000 to undertake the work.The loan, two years, zero interest, will return that $200,000 to the city.Commissioner David Ashbrook questioned the wisdom of paving of a section of Eighth Street, a road marked by indentations and profoundly sloping from crown to roadside grass.Commissioners have long lamented the condi-tion of the road, but the area is also part of consideration of a plan to renovate the 10th Street recreational complex.Buzzett said under cur-rent plans, Eighth Street would likely not be closed, as was initially debated, and said the work could go forward as it would now blend with the renovation of the park.I think we do Eighth Street with anticipation of whats coming with the ball park,Ž Buzzett said.The city still has work to do before the June 30 deadline for encumbering the road bond funds, totaling $982,594, includ-ing finalizing paperwork, approval from the BOCC and contracts.The city will use the countys approved con-tractor for the work.PSJ identi es paving projects SEE MORE ONLINE AT STARFL.COM


** A4 Thursday, June 7, 2018 | The Star OPINION I quit ch ewing tobacco and started running in 1991. I dont think the two things are related. I didnt lay the Levi Garrett aside because of health reasons. And I didnt start running because I thought it might help my heart or add a few years to my life. My first chawŽ of tobacco was from one of the men on the town baseball team back in the early 60s. I was just a kid in that lineup, playing third base mostly. They were passing around some Warren County Twist in the dugout and I bit off a piece like I was an integral part of the team. I didnt read the warning on the label that said Take two aspirins before inserting in mouth!Ž My head was reeling before I ran back to the field. The first batter hit a two hopper that bounced off my chest; I swallowed half of my Warren County Twist! The sky started twirling. People in the stands were doing the hurlygirly. I batted the next inning with three pitchers throwing at me. I threw up behind the trees over by Mulberry Street. It didnt take long for me to make the distinction between twist, plug and loose leaf tobacco. Listen, a handful of Beech-Nut leaves crammed between your teeth and gum taste like a Baby Ruth up beside that Warren County stuff! I only chewed for twenty-five years. And youve got to realize we knew nothing about heath related concerns in 1964. We thought a good chew thrown in at the right time could keep your weight down. It also warded off hook worms and kept your digestive track flowing. And it came in mighty handy if the girl you were with turned out to be NOT the girl you wanted to be with. You could just slip in an extra big chew, making sure to leave a few loose leaves hanging on your lipsƒ.. The book, There Aint No Polite Way To Get It Out,Ž I was writing on my chewing exploits had to be put on hold. I didnt think it kosher to be telling folks the best meals to chew after or how to spit out of a fast moving automobile without splashing juice down the side or revealing the inside techniques on distance spittingƒƒif I was no longer an active participant in the sport. The reason I quit is ineloquently simple. The first pack of Beech-Nut I purchased from Pat Houstons grocery cost twelve cents. I laid a pack of Levi Garrett on the counter in 1991 and the nice attendant rang up $1.56! I studied on that for half a second. I didnt want to let the men on the town baseball team downƒ.. but that was more money than I was willing to pay. I never threw inŽ another chew. The running started the next day. I figured one stupid thing deserved another. Plus, I thought it might take my mind off chewing. Or at least, give me something to do with my hands. I had several old pair of coaching shoes I needed to wear out. And who knows, if I ran long enough and hard enough, I might be too winded to stick any foreign substances in my mouth. Or maybe, and this is the most likely scenario, I wasnt thinking at all! I can tell you this for dead certain positive„the first five thousand miles are the hardest! Folks have been extremely nice about my running. The county and city workers out on Tenth Street and Knowles near bout run off in the far side ditch to give me room as they drive past. I do appreciate the waves and shouts of encouragement from everyone. And I dont mind the laughter and headshakes when I run byƒƒ.in the rain. Hank used to keep me company. Id tell him about getting beat up by Beverly Sparks in the second grade. Or about the time we rolled the cherry bombs into Uncle Cliffords chicken coop. Or how wed climb out the fire escape in high school and hustle to town for some doughnuts. That dog never said one word in all the years we ran together. He would, however, jump in the canal on those extra cold mornings and run back and shake off all over me! The trick is to not think about running while youre doing it. Ive chewedŽ extensively on life while clicking off the miles. Ive written newspaper stories in my head. Ive transported myself back to Miss Belles third grade classroom, Coach Camps basketball practices, swimming at the clay pits, raising sonsƒ.. who are now raising sonsƒ.. Life is not about how many miles you run„its about how you run the many miles. Respectfully, KesHUNKER DOWNLife between the chews and shoesThe television game show Family Feud in the 1970s was different than it is now I suppose. Now they seem to want to ask more risqu questions and cover topics that Im not that interested in or maybe dont know anything about. However, I do remember watching Richard Dawson host the show in the mid-seventies to early eighties. It was on during the day, so I didnt get to see it that often. Later, I got to see reruns and if Im not mistaken, it also was shown in the afternoon. I enjoyed Richard Dawson as the host, because he was on one of my other rerun favorites … Hogans Heroes, where he played the role of Corporal Newkirk. The term, Survey says,Ž was popularized by Dawson on Family Feud when he would reveal the top answers to various questions posed to 100 people. Two teams consisting of family members would compete against each other guessing the top answers and Dawson seemed to kiss a lot of the lady contestants or perhaps they seemed to kiss him a lot. It was entertaining and Dawson was a lot of fun to watch. Richard Dawson, who was born Colin Lionel Emm,Ž in England passed away in 2012. When I think about or read about the term survey,Ž I always think about Richard Dawson and his phrase, Survey Says.Ž The reason this came to mind was I was recently reading about a survey or perhaps a writing assignment for a group of second graders in Louisiana. The second grade teacher evidently asked the students to write about something that they didnt like or something that bothered them a lot. Seems innocent enough, but four of her students chose to write about something that you would think older folks would have chosen as a topic. The four second graders wrote about how much they hated cellphones. Oh my goodnessƒ maybe we do have a chance to thrive again as a country. You know what I mean. The children wrote about the reasons they hated cellphones, including things like, My parents are always on their cellphones,Ž I wish my mom never had a cellphone,Ž and that wasnt all the second graders wanted to vent about. They noted that their parents spent more time on their social media accounts (Facebook) than they did with them. There you goƒ Parents are connectedŽ to just about everything, but their children. It breaks your heart. What breaks your heart even more is when you have three in their twenties and you would give anything to go back and spend just a few minutes with them as children. Ive been studying about using cardboard boxes in the garden, to block weeds, shred and put in the dirt and start seeds inƒ However, one of the best uses of a cardboard box I have ever seen, is one that was placed outside of a military classroom. When I looked in the box, there was nothing but a bunch of cellphones. The instructor would not let anyone inside the room with a cellphone. One other fun fact about Richard Dawson that most folks dont know is the story of his son and first wifes missing millions.Ž Dawsons first wife, Diana Dors, claimed to have hidden millions in banks across Europe. Before she died, she gave her son, Mark Dawson (Richards son), a sheet of paper with a coded message revealing where the money was. The younger Dawsons stepfather supposedly knew the keyŽ that would break the code. The mother died, the stepfather committed suicide, leaving Mark Dawson with an unsolvable puzzle. He sought out computer forensic specialists who did figure out the key to the code and were able to break it using additional information in his stepfathers documents. However, there was only a list of surnames and towns around Europe, suggesting that there must have been a second page that would have revealed the first names and account numbers. So that mystery was never solved and no money was collected. One thing is for sure, I think it is no mystery that the second graders solved something that is not much of a mystery … We all need to stay off of cellphones and social media more and spend more time with our children. Read more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.comCRANKS MY TRACTORSurvey says ƒPublished 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. Kesley Colbert BN HeardI ask fo rgiveness before even proffering such an idea, but seems a fine time, maybe actually past the ideal time, for a workshop concerning the lottery ticket, or potential lottery ticket, the county has punched. Lord knows, there is no hue and cry from here about another government meeting to cover, but seems a sit-down is in order, sooner than later, among the elected officials of the county. All of them: both cities, school board and county and bring in the constitutional officers. Sitting in the same place and talking under the Sunshine of the public eye. And discuss this BP fine money that is, apparently, about to flow to the county. Now, lets acknowledge early, not a dime of the millions the county is supposed to have in the bank has actually found its way into the county. Triumph and RESTORE have held out promise, and funds that are alleged to be earmarked for Gulf County, in the tens of millions, over the next 15 years, but, much like the port, to this point optimistic talk has not moved the ground. Maybe by the time this thought arrives before eyeballs, the money for beach restoration will arrive along with dollars for a new welding program in Wewahitchka, among other wish items. Thus far, however, the checks have been blank, kind of a U.S. Treasury version of in the mail.Ž Let us hope, though, it all comes out in the wash, which would be an amazing feat for federal and state government, and county staffs assurances that Florida lawmakers will not mosey away with some of those funds over the next decade prove correct. If so, it seems illogical not to have all county leaders operating on the same page. And that is not currently the case. During a recent meeting of a governmental body, the statement was made by an elected official that the details, even basic details, of Triumph elude them. They feigned an almost disinterest in the subject. That subject? A vehicle that could bring more than $60 million to the county over 15 years, money that is intended, according to the adopted mantra, as transformational. This is entirely separate from RESTORE, from which the county will draw millions directly out of two pots over the next 15 years. It is, if it all turns out to be as stated today, serious money; literally, for a small county still clawing back from the loss of major industries, a lottery ticket. But, pardon me for the thought; it seems a bit scary to consider that there are elected officials ignorant, almost willfully so, of what is going on and the stakes. Part of it is the language of the legislation, which puts a greater emphasis on projects approved by a countys commissioners. The Gulf County Board of Commissioners has been out front on a project for Eastern Shipbuilding and other government bodies, at the BOCCs behest, backed away from applications. That just skirts the issue, though. That Triumph language also spells out that while county commissioners carry additional heft behind projects, projects are intended to arrive at Triumph following consultation with local stakeholders. There are more than a mere handful of big brains in any county and the legislation details a desire for collegiality, for working across agendas, for coordination. It also does not stop other entities from applying to Triumph. Consider one simple aspect of the entire matrix, which in some form seems misunderstood by some elected officials: is a welding program in Wewahitchka, projects to eliminate septic in both cities, land acquisition in Howard Creek, suitable for Triumph, for RESTORE Pot 1 or RESTORE Pot 3? Those lines are so blurred, based on public comment by elected officials, that in itself the question is worth a workshop. Additionally, Gulf County has a representative on the Triumph board who has expressed a willingness to speak to whomever whenever about Triumph, its goal, the process. The BOCC also has an employee, Warren Yeager, who has been there since the inception of the various streams flowing from Deepwater Horizon. That event was more than eight years ago, a testament to the slow grind of courts and government, but, it would seem, again, with a hint of positivity, reparations might be close at hand. But for those reparations to prove transformational, it seems from this corner all hands must be at the table, all minds focused on what is best for the whole. To repeat, Lord help me for suggesting, now seems like the perfect time, and worthy issue, for a county-wide workshop. All hands raised for triumph.Jointly triumphant Tim Cro


** The Star | Thursday, June 7, 2018 A5 LOCAL€ On May 29, Sondra Jane Parker (54) turned herself in at the Gulf County Sheriffs Office Substation in Wewahitchka to be arrested on a Violation of Proba-tion warrant. Parker was on probation for Grand Theft.€ On May 29, Deputy M. Manley was dis-patched to the 100 block of West Arm Drive to take a report of a criminal mischief. It was reported that someone had busted out a window of a vehicle while it was parked at a residence. Based on the information gathered by Deputy Manley, the act appears to be of a personal nature and not a random act of vandalism.€ On May 30, Investigators P. Williams and S. Ferrell accompanied Florida Department of Corrections Probation Officers to West Rogers Street to conduct a home visit of a probationer, James Walter Lewis Jr. (36). As a result of the home visit, Lewis was arrested for Violation of Probation after marijuana and ammunition was discovered in the home. GCSO Investigators obtained a search warrant for the property, which revealed a personal amount of methamphet-amine inside a vehicle. Lewis was additionally charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and is currently being held without bond at the Gulf County Deten-tion Facility. On May 31, Investigators S. Ferrell and P. Williams arrested Paul Jock Causey (34) on Yoder Street for a Violation of Probation warrant. Causey was on probation for Grand Theft and Possession of Methamphetamine.€ On May 31, Deputy D. House observed a vehicle parked under the George C. Tapper Bridge that was occupied by a driver who was identified as Shelly Renee Martin (46). Martin stated that she was parked under the bridge because she was too intoxicated to drive and stopped to rest. Deputy House ran a check of Martins drivers license status and found that her license was sus-pended. Deputy placed Martin under arrest and charged her with driving with a suspended license.€ On May 31, Deputy D. House was assigned to investigate a theft on Abby Drive in Wewahitchka. The complainant advised that he had mul-tiple packages delivered to his home, via FedEx, and before he arrived home to recover them someone stole the pack-ages from the porch. The incident was posted on a social media outlet and later the packages were returned by a white male and a white female, who were driving a white extended cab Chevrolet 2500 pick-up truck. No other information was made available to law enforcement pertain-ing to their identity. The complaint declined to pursue charges against the suspects.€ On June 1, K-9 Deputy M. Peek and Deputy S. Sheline conducted a traffic stop on State 71 in White City. The driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, was identified as Sheryl Marice Gay (49). During the course of the traffic stop Deputy Peek deployed K-9 Brix to conduct a free air sniff around the vehicle. K-9 Brix displayed an alert and a search of the vehi-cle ensued. A personal amount of methamphetamine was found inside the vehicle. Gay was found to be physically possessing a glass pipe and a small baggie of synthetic cannabinoids, which commonly referred to as K2 or Spice. Gay was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Synthetic Cannabinoid) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. € On June 1, Deputy M. Manley conducted a traf-fic stop on U.S. 98 near the Odena fire tower. Deputy Manley contacted the driver and identified him as Bradley Alexander Creamer (20). During Deputy Manleys interaction with Creamer he discovered that Creamer had some marijuana in his pocket. Creamer was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana.€ On June 2, Deputy M. Manley was dispatched to Moonshine Trl in ref-erence to a theft. It was reported that someone had stolen the street sign to Moonshine Trl.Ž No suspects have been identified at this time. Anyone with information regarding the theft or whereabouts of the street sign is encouraged to contact the Gulf County Sheriffs Office.€ On June 3, deputies and emergency first responders were dispatched to a swimmer in distress report in the 7000 block of Shoreline Drive on Cape San Blas. South Gulf Volunteer Fire Department deployed a surf rescue unit at Dunes Drive and recovered the distressed swimmer. The swimmer was brought to shore, unconscious, and C.P.R. was initi-ated by first responders. EMS arrived and transported the swimmer to a local hospital as C.P.R. continued to be administered. Despite efforts to resuscitate the swim-mer, who was identified as Charles David Dinapoli (37) of Missouri, he was pronounced dead at the hospital. On June 3, Sgt. R. Burkett responded to a residence on Tupelo Street to arrest Kelly Christine Cruzmejia (30) after she called wishing to turn herself in to authori-ties on an arrest warrant. Cruzmejia was wanted for Violation of Probation on the original charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 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 summary"Regrets...I've had a few... But then again ... too few to mention.""My Way" as performed by Frank SinatraIf you could go back to a pivotal age in your life, say 16 years old, and start over again, would you choose to do it? Think about all the things we could choose to do differently. We could relive our lives and never say a bad word about anyone. We could do more listening and less talking. We could choose this career and discard that one. We could travel, learn to speak another language, take better care of our health. We could, well, be better, smarter people. My husband and I fell into this conversation during a recent holiday respite. While both of us wish we could have avoided some mistakes and missteps and make better use of our time, neither of us said "Yes, I'd like to go back and relive most of my life." My guess is that not all but most people would make the same choice, if granted the option of starting over. Maybe we're happy with the way things turned out. Maybe we're just tired and can't envision pushing the rock up the hill again for decades. Maybe we feel like we've faced life's most difficult challenges, like childbirth and raising small children, or growing a business from the ground up, and we don't want to return to the starting line. Maybe, though, we realize that even if granted another chance, we'd probably make mistakes in our second life, too. The same is true of our financial history. We all experience mishaps with money. How much better off would we be financially if we could go back 50 years and do things differently? We'd save more, wouldn't we? We'd start investing at an earlier age. We'd spend less on useless items and eschew unnecessarily expensive purchases. Maybe we'd make an investment that scared us off at the time; maybe we'd avoid one that didn't turn out as well as we had hoped. Managing our money is a lot like managing our personal lives. We've all made mistakes. We all need to forgive ourselves. And we all need to realize that it's never too late to turn things around. Winning the lottery or scoring big at a casino isn't the answer. It's not too likely, anyway. What most of us need to do is simply attempt to live within our means, to save and invest as much of our income as we can, and to keep our investments in the black each year. Some years we'll earn more than others, but we just need to move in the right direction over time. 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 investment advice and provides no assurance that any specific strategy or investment will be suitable or profitable for an investor.Financial forgiveness, do overs and Frank Sinatra Margaret McDowell May 28-June 3 The same is true of our nancial history. We all experience mishaps with money. How much better o would we be nancially if we could go back 50 years and do things di erently? Wed save more, wouldnt we? Wed start investing at an earlier age. Wed spend less on useless items and eschew unnecessarily expensive purchases. Maybe wed make an investment that scared us o at the time; maybe wed avoid one that didnt turn out as well as we had hoped. SEE MORE ONLINE AT STARFL.COM


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** The Star | Thursday, June 7, 2018 A7many residents and com-pelled a joint workshop with the county in April.To several speaking, residents didnt see much advancement for the better in version number six, which reflected an unwanted expansion of the park footprint.It is still a sports complex in a residential neighborhood,Ž said res-ident Claire Morris. It just doesnt belong here. The county wanted it. What about the citizens?ŽThere is a balancing act with the conceptualŽ plans. While county commis-sioners indicated during the joint workshop that the final plans were up to the city, it is a city park, after all, the caveat is that proposed renovations or expansion would be funded with county bed tax dollars.The Board of County Commissioners last summer unanimously supported using so-called fifth-penny bed tax revenue collected, already for nearly two years at that point, and pledged to parks and recreation on the 10th Street Park.That bed tax money comes with specific language and strings requiring expenditures be within the framework of a county ordinance and state statute govern-ing and implementing the additional penny.Hence, there is an undercurrent of not entirely compatible aims of improving ball fields that have been played on for seven decades and the requirement to fold a tourist-develop-ment focus into any park plans.And the plan has become bogged down since March as swings are made to provide a conceptŽ of proposed renovations to assess what elements are needed.Only at that point could a master plan for construction and budget be finalized.But the concept, and what and how many elements are required, remains the sticking point since release of the first conceptual plan.If we dont satisfy the (Tourist Development Council) regulations we wont have anything,Ž Buzzett said. PLANSFrom Page A1It also signaled the arrival of Eastern into Port St. Joe nearly five years after the companys expansion was announced, during which time Eastern has leased 20 acres alongthe mill site bulkhead from the St. Joe Company.Its been a long haul,Ž said St. Joe Company CEO Jorge Gonzalez. Sometimes it felt like one step forward, one step back.There is nothing more important to us than creating jobs, quality jobs, in the counties where we are. Thats good business for us.ŽMondays event, said Warren Yeager, director of the Gulf County Economic Development Coalition, was the result of a lot of people in a lot of places with a lot of involvement and a vision.ŽA vision, he added, far different than 20 years ago as the Arizona Chemical plant was headed toward closure, following several chemical companies and the St. Joe Paper Company out of town.With the arrival of Gonzalez at the head of St. Joe, Yeager continued, the page turned on the relationship between the county and the company that owns key properties in Gulf County and takes its name from the community of Port St. Joe.Jorge had a commitment to Gulf County from the get-go,Ž Yeager said. He takes Gulf County to heart.When he took leader-ship of St. Joe, it was a new day.ŽThat new day now includes Eastern, which is moving into Gulf County initially with a boost from the Florida Legislature.DIsernia thanked lawmakers for the 2017 $6 million appropriation to the county to facilitate the cre-ation of the outfitting yard.Those funds include $1 million for dredging.At the facility, vesselswill arrive as mostly hull and motors and whatever is needed to sail, said a company representative in February.The company has a con-tract with New York City for three 300-feet long Staten IslandŽ ferries, with the first hull under construction, DIsernia said, and potentially arriving in Port St. Joe the middle of next year.Outfitting a vessel could take as long as 18 months.The facility will also allow Eastern to begin to establisha full-time vessel maintenance presence in a key geographical location.But it is just a foot in the door of a larger opportunity to create a dry dock facility in Port St. Joe, the next step in the working relationship with the county, DIsernia noted.The dry dock, 120feet by 425-feet, will be constructed by Eastern and owned jointly by the county and Port St. Joe Port Authority, under an application submitted to Triumph Gulf Coast two weeks ago. Eastern would lease the dry dock facility.That expansion is part of Easterns effort to fulfill a Coast Guard contract for 25 offshore cutters.The contract is poten-tially worth $10.5 billion.Eastern won the contract over companies in Maine, Louisiana and Mississippi, all of them larger in work-force and bottom line.It was, DIsernia and Gonzalez noted Monday, something of David vs. GoliathŽ story.The BOCC and Eastern are seeking $28 million in funding from Triumph Gulf Coast, the organization charged with disbursing more than $1 billion in BP fine dollars over a 15-year period.According to the applica-tion submitted to Triumph, the dry dock project is esti-mated to create 240 direct jobs with another 624 indi-rect jobsThe Coast Guard contract is not only important for national security, but it is important in creating jobs, jobs for Port St. Joe, for Gulf County as well as Bay County,Ž DIsernia said. EASTERNFrom Page A1A turn of dirt symbolizes the beginning of Eastern Shipbuildings expansion into Gulf County. [TIM CROFT | THE STAR] See PLANS, A8


** A8 Thursday, June 7, 2018 | The StarTalking to lodging part-ners, the way Easter fell had an impact.Ž This year, Easter Sunday was the first day of the month; therefore, visitors enjoying a long holiday weekend checked-in, and entered the bed tax rubric, during March.That, Godwin said, could also account for why March was up38 percent, noting that last year Easter was April 16.She continued bypointing out that April started strong, with a Brothers Osborne concert and Atlanta spring break in the week of the month.Itprobably was why we ended as well as we did,Ž Godwin said. But for March and April, our spring break, we were still up 6.7 percent.And we are up 8 percent for the year so we are right on target. What we want is healthy, responsible growth.ŽOf course, the past week has seen the beginning of the three-month summer season, with the stores and restaurants bulging over the weekend.In addition to several other marketing efforts, the arrival of summer also presents the creation of the Turtle Trail.ŽBorrowing a page, or image to be more specific, from the Florida Coastal Conservancy and that non-profit's effort to create and construct a fountain as trib-ute to sea turtles, the TDC is creating its own hardback education and outreach.Artist Alex Henderson, who is fabricating the FLCCs monument, has also created six smaller ver-sions of the turtle that will dominate the fountain.Artists had until this week to submit a rendering of how they would decorate those turtles, with an image, logo or other visual conveyance focused on Gulf County.Godwin said they had received several renderings and hoped to have a final decision in the next week or so.In turn, each of the turtles is to be sponsored by a local business; several have already expressed interest, Godwin said.The goal is to have each turtle painted, with a weather-proof finish, and erected in county parks by the end of the summer.We are designed by nature and people love turtles,Ž Godwin said. This will bring sea turtle awareness to visitors while allowing them to get a photo-op with some pretty spiffy turtles around the county.ŽMounted along with each turtle will be information on its origin, the artist and the sponsoring business.Godwin said the TDC hopes to hatchŽ another group of turtles in ensuing years. The TDC is eager to enhance the visitor experience with the Turtle Trail while promoting conservation of our natural environ-ment,Ž Godwin said. TDCFrom Page A1 Harrison, on the other hand, has been equally consistent in voicing reservations about enter-ing into the Guardian program.Under the program, district personnel eli-gible for Guardian would become special deputies under the SO, required to undergo psychiatric examination and more than 130 hours of firearms training.Those selected for the program, and it could not be a classroom teacher with the exception of members of law enforce-ment, the military or an NJROTC instructor, would only be allowed to brandish a weapon in the event of an active school shooter.Harrison has said repeatedly that there were other aspects of school safety that should be the focus before arming school staff, adding that while he did not oppose the law, specifics of implementa-tion were a distance away from being refined in his view.Based on 27 years in law enforcement ƒ we are doing everything we can to keep our kids safe,Ž Harrison said. We have a good plan.ŽThat plan includes hiring additional School Resource Officers (SRO) to have one uniformed officer, with a patrol car, at each of the districts four public schools with a roving supervisor.Norton noted that the district had taken other steps contained in state school safety legislation earlier this year, including hiring additional mental health counselors and earmarking school safety funds to bolster the SRO presence.The district does not yet know the extent of funding to be received under legislation aimed at bol-stering security measures at public schools; that money is not due until early next year.But Harrison remained opposed to applying for Guardian funding and the School Board, after spirited closed door debate, expressed, without words, its own opposition.I pray you are right about this and I am wrong, I truly do,Ž Norton said after his recommendation failed to find traction.The School Board must quickly pivot from Guard-ian, which has dominated the agenda for nearly a month, to the budget, with more tough decisions ahead.Norton said the district is receiving less basic funding than last year, despite rising costs, and said the board would have to make a decision to either reduce the workforce or programs or increase taxes.The districts budget is almost entirely written in Tallahassee by state lawmakers, who while sending nearly $400,000 into school safety added just 47 cents to the base allocation per student.That, Norton and finan-cial officer Sissy Worley have said over the past month, leaves the district without sufficient new money to maintain the status quo, forcing either cuts or tax increases.The district has yet to receive final budget num-bers, but the new fiscal year will arrive at the end of the month. BOARDFrom Page A1The TDC is creating a Turtle TrailŽ this summer[SPECIAL TO THE STAR] We are not going to make everybody happy ƒ There is going to have to be some compromise.ŽResidents surrounding the park, as they have since March, continued to question the viability of the plans, conceptual or not.There would be the loss of trees along an area adja-cent to a well-used Port St. City Trail, concerns over stormwater and flooding with version six calling for piping along section of the ditch that runs along the park complex. Additionally, traffic and light issues that already exist are certain to be exacerbated, they said.This is not in your backyards, it is in our backyards,Ž said resident Elaine Rogers.The feedback was not all negative, however, as Steve Newman spoke as coach, sponsor, parent.ŽNewman noted that 225 youngsters played softball, baseball and T-ball on the 10th Street parks this year and the plan presented Tuesday represented the net addition of just one field.(The complex currently has five fields; the concep-tual plan unveiled Tuesday would include six fields, three for softball, three for baseball, along with pickle ball courts).He also noted the intro-duction and honoring of the state champion Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team to begin the meeting, venturing that every one of those players likely started on 10th Street.And several commissioners played on those same fields, active 70 years.We are jammed ƒ as it is,Ž Newman said. We will demand more for our kids.We owe it to our kids to provide adequate services.ŽCommissioners tabled consideration of the newest plans, which will be posted on the citys website.Morris urged commissioners to seek citizen input, saying together a suitable plan for all could be crafted. 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** A10 Thursday, June 7, 2018 | The Star OUTDOORSCONTACT USEmail outdoor news to tcroft@starfl.comSpecial to The StarFlorida 4-H Camping uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills they need to be responsible, productive citizens. Camp Timpoochee is a picturesque camping complex nestled on the shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay in Niceville. The youth will unplugŽ for the week, interacting face-to-face and learn communication skills. In the cabins, they room with 8 youth of similar age. They choose classes, participate in group and team activities, swim, play, kayak, and the list goes on. The class choices include archery, fishing, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, marine biology, snorkeling and several other challenging, skill developing opportunities. Throughout the week, we will also have ceremonies, campfires, and get acquainted activities. Space is limited!Ages: Campers must be 8 … 13 (as of June 1); Coun-selors must be 14-18. (Counselors must complete an application and training process.)Transportation: Provided from Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka on school buses.Fee: Camper is $125 and Counselors $75 (*These prices are for Gulf County residents only.) Grants and donations have been secured to keep the price low, but other scholarship money may be available upon regis-tration and request.How to Register: Call the Gulf County Extension Office at 639-3200 for a registration packet.4H Camp Timpoochee: Gulf County registration open Special to The StarMore than 15,000 lionfish were removed from Florida waters thanks to several tournaments held across the state focused on targeting the invasive species. Five of those fish were tagged previously by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserv ation Commission (FWC) staff as part of the 2018 Lionfish Challenge, a removal incentive program that started May 19 on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day.This is an amazing showing for the fourth annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day weekend and surrounding events,Ž said Jessica McCawley, director of FWCs Division of Marine Fisheries Management. Lionfish were removed via tournaments and the FWCs incentive program, and the public got to learn first-hand about lionfish and what they can do to help at festivals like the one in Perdido Key held by the FWC and Coast Watch Alliance, as well as various other partners.ŽThe Lionfish Challenge runs through Sept. 3. More than 200 people have already registered to participate in the statewide Challenge, which rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals, tagged or not. The tagged lionfish component is new this year and includes cash prizes up to $5,000. Lionfish were tagged at 50 public artificial reefs across the state. Harvesters who caught the five tagged fish this week-end took home cash prizes up to $2,500 and non-cash prizes as well. All five tagged fish were caught off Escambia County.Sign up and learn more today by visiting FWC thanks all of the sponsors and organizations across the state that helped make this Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day event a success.Remember, lionfish and other exotic pets that can no longer be cared for should never be released into Florida waters or lands. To learn more about where to surrender an exotic pet for adoption, visit and click on Nonnative SpeciesŽ and Exotic Pet Amnesty Program.ŽStatewide Lionfish Events Removal Totals:€ 9,606 … Lionfish World Championship … Pensacola.€ 4,056 … Lionfish World Championship Pre-Tournament … Pensacola.€ 1,490 … Lion Tamer Tournament … Panama City Beach.€ 231 … Florida Skin Divers Association Lionfish Calcutta … St. Petersburg.€ Postponed … Sebas-tian Lionfish Tournament … Sebastian.Lion sh tournaments remove 15,000 lion sh[FWC PHOTO BY BEKAH NELSON] Special to The StarThe recreational red snapper season will start June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 20, closing July 21. This year and next year are unique compared to previous years in that Floridas Gulf recreational red snapper season applies to harvest from both state and federal waters.Anglers fishing from private recreational boats will need to have their recreational saltwater fishing license (unless exempt) and will need to have Gulf Reef Fish Angler on their license (includes those that are exempt) to target red snapper or other certain reef fish in Gulf state and federal waters (excluding Monroe County). You can get this printed on a license at no cost at or by visiting any location you can purchase a license.For-hire operations that do not have a federal reef fish permit may also partic-ipate in this 40-day season but are limited to fishing for red snapper in state waters only. These operations must have State Gulf Reef Fish Charter on their license to target red snapper and other reef fish in Gulf state waters (excluding Monroe County). This can be done at no cost at a local tax col-lectors office.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has also partnered with Snook and Gamefish Foundation on a new smartphone app specifically for voluntary reporting of red snapper catch information. This app will be available soon on your phones app store by searching for iAngler Gulf Red Snapper for pri-vate anglers or iAngler Gulf Red Snapper Charter if you are a charter operation. Using the app is important because it will help us test real-time data collection.To learn more about the 40-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters, including season size and bag limits, visit federal season for for-hire operations with federal reef fish permits is June 1 through July 21.Federal fishery managers are in the process of collecting input for a season in Atlantic federal waters. Learn more Snapper season open June 11[SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Includes 5 tagged Lion sh Challenge sh 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


** The Star | Thursday, June 7, 2018 A11 SPORTSStar Staff ReportMayor Bo Patterson and the Port St. Joe City Commis-sion unanimously supported proclaiming this week as Tiger Shark Baseball Week in honor of the Class 1A state championships the Tiger Sharks recently won.Commissioners approved a proclamation Tuesday which detailed the six-game postseason winning streak that ended in the state title as well as running down the roster of the team.The team was honored for its outstandingŽ performance and the grit and determinationŽ demonstrated during the championship run. District to honor FortnerThe Gulf County School Board on Tuesday approved a resolution which will rename the Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School softball complex in honor of the late Coach ScootsieŽ Fortner.Henceforth, after formal dedication, the complex will be renamed Coach Charles ScootsieŽ Fortner Field, Home of the Lady Gators.ŽThe wording was specifi-cally requested by the family of the late coach, who passed away during the Lady Gators run to the Class 1A state soft-ball title.Fortner, for all intents and purposes, was Wewahitchka High School softball for nearly three decades, building a program that has won three state titles and more than a dozen district titles.City honors PSJHS baseball teamWHS so ball eld to honor Fortner Star Staff ReportThe second annual Shark Football Scramble brought a solid field to St. Joseph Golf Club last weekend for some hacking fun.The fun was evidenced by the winning teams.Two teams, Team Barbra Pickles and the Dills (Josh Daily, Travis Burge and Bill Dodson) and Team Jim Norton and The Spinners (Brad Wood, Linda Rineer and Lisa Sowell) finished in a tie for first place.The teams donated their winnings, a combined $600, back to the Tiger Shark football team.That boosted the proceeds which will be used to send the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School football team to Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp this summer.In addition to the winning teams, there were also indi-vidual winners.Travis Burge won a $50 gift card to Provisions with the longest drive on No. 6; Becky Lacour won a $50 gift card from Salon Lux for the lon-gest drive by a woman on NO. 14; Bill Dodson won a $25 gift card from Sunset Coastal Grill for being closest to the pin on No. 4; and William Sweetland won a $25 gift card from the golf club for the longest putt on No. 12.Raffle items were donated by Ramseys Print Shop, Coo-pers Cut-N-Style, Peppers, Sheer Perfection, Josephs Cottage, Sunset Coastal Grill, The Port, Salt Air, Uptown Raw Bar, Sand Dollar Caf, Carolines, Cut N Up, Nail by Lux, Anchored South, Brick Wall, Polished Nail Boutique and Ronnie Bs.Sponsors of the scramble were: Triple Tails, Sunset Coastal Grill, Guerry Magid-son, Indian Pass Uptown Raw Bar, Sand Dollar Caf, The Brick Wall, Kesley Colbert, Scotts Quality Electric, My Key Photography, Scott and Sissy Godwin, Boutique By The Bay, 98 Real Estate Group;Ramseys, Polished To Perfection, Sheer Perfection, Port Inn, The Port, Hannon Insurance, Scott Hoffman (x2), Coopers Cut-N-Style, Josephs Cottage, Capital City Bank, Salt Air, Aaron Little, Salon Lux, Hungry Howies, Provisions, B.I.C. Management Holding, Peppers, Kenneth and Martha Weimorts, Port St. Joe Lions Club and Sand Dollar Caf.A special thanks to the golf club, volunteers, players and cheerleaders as well as hole sponors and participants.Tiger Shark Football Scramble a success By Jennifer A. SheffieldContributing WriterProfessional B.A.S.S. fish-erman, Randall Tharp, has spent seven days at home in Mexico Beach when on his ten-hour drive to Texas he says, I am not looking past my first cast at Sabine at this point,Ž about the next leg, of the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series tour.This is Tharps 10th year competing among the best 100 anglers in the world and his next stop is the 510-mile-long tidal river bordering Louisiana. It will also be his second try to fish this spot, over June 7-10, since it flooded in April, which led to cancelling this event.He calls it a wildcard, but says, Its a pretty fishery. Ive had a decent couple trips over and I feel good about it.ŽSo far this year, he has been in striking distance of a win only once, where he finished 9th on Oklahomas Grand Lake. He has been as he describes, streaky,Ž since finishing 102nd at the Lake Martin opener.I like the way that lake sets up, but, I was fishing the wind, and I got in a bad rotation behind some good fisherman,Ž he says. The weather hasnt helped.Since February, he has launched in temperatures below freezing at Kentucky Lake to 100 degrees at Lake Travis in Texas. This stretch, will be muggy and buggy,Ž he says, then well get up to crispy mornings in Wisconsin (June 21-24) and South Dakota (June 29-July 2).ŽOf Grand Lake, he recalls, After the third day, everything was clicking, and, I was learning a lot, but, the big ones didnt bite on the final day and I had mechani-cal issues, that cost me time. But, by far, it was a highlight, of the first half of this season fishing against Kevin [VanDamm] on the last day,Ž he says, of the seven-time Toyota Angler of the Year.The strength of this years field also includes 2018 repeat Bassmaster Classic cham-pion, 26-year-old Jordan Lee. Were all good at finding, and catching them. Its not about fishing against fish,Ž Tharp says, but about outsmarting your com petitors and guys are pushing it.ŽRecapping the first leg in detail, Kentucky was a tough event,Ž Tharp says. I was fishing shallow for spawning bass instead of sight fishing. It shocked everybody how difficult it was to get a bite in a lake thats got so many fish in it. The third day, I ran out of fish.ŽTharp is currently sitting 54th in the Angler of the Year standings, but only 68 points outside the top 15.He admits that he is behind in his goal but gaining ground. He had the bites at Lake Travis where he finished in 60th weighing in 20 pounds but is most excited that he caught a rare Guadaloupe bass there.Tharp says that he hasnt had to fish outside of his comfort zone yet, but Lake Oahe (South Dakota) is a big, unknown. I will have to do things I dont like to do. Its going to be deep, for drop shotting meaning, I am look-ing at my electronics more.Ž A salt-water enthusiast, he adds, Id rather have a grou-per looking at me in my screen than a bass.ŽFollowing Sabine, Tharp is looking forward to returning to the Red River, in Louisiana, where he captured the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup and his-torically finished sixth, fourth and first. After that, The Mississippi is phenomenal and where you're going to catch 30-40 fish a day, regardless of what youre doing. Its a unique event with a big cheer-ing section.ŽTharp got a reminder, of how deep his fan base really does run, even though he didnt qualify for the Bassmas-ter Classic, in March. Instead, he helped launch his new line of 12 fishing rods that includes a new plug-specific crank bait rod built on composite blanks he personally oversaw the cre-ation of, over the last year for ARK Fishing International.We sold every one we had,Ž he says, adding, It is the cool-est thing Ive been part of this year.ŽHe will also be casting for customers, and distributors, as a representative at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) on July 10-13, in Orlando.But even a positive visit with fans doesnt distract Tharp from wanting to win the Classic; the only goal he hasnt reached in his career. I wont retire before that is on my mantel,Ž he says.Tharp may arguably be the best flipping and pitching guy on the circuit, but it is about performance, and finishing in the top 70 to fish next year. Ive made the top 12 cut every year except one,Ž he says, about being on the outside looking in, and so finishing strong is the goal now.ŽOne advantage his experi-ence gives him is patience.Guys get flustered if they cant get a lot of bites. I excel, when thats the case.ŽHe explains, Its a mental game. When I won at Red River I didnt have bite at 11:45 on the final day. Being stub-born can get you in trouble or be your best friend.ŽHis other best friend Tharps wife and fellow traveller, Sara fished Kissimmee on a fun day in January, with their two dogs.They caught two eight-pounders, and after thinking about it, he says, I wish I could take the dogs out every day.ŽIt might make a difference in the bite.ŽRandall Tharp needs a few more bitesRandall Tharp was in the top 10 in Oklahoma. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR PHOTOS] As the season reached its midpoint, Randall Tharp seeks consistency.


** A12 Thursday, June 7, 2018 | The Star SCENE AROUNDSend 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 As Tropical Storm Alberto rumbled closer, a rainbow over Indian Pass. [COURTESY OF JOEY ROMANELLI] Paddling toward the sunset on St. Joseph Bay. [COURTESY OF HEATHER BLOOD AND STEVE WOMACK] St. Joe Beach sunrise. [COURTESY OF GINA BRAMBLE] Mexico Beach sunset. [COURTESY OF REBEKAH CHATTERSON] St. Joseph Bay at peace. [COURTESY OF KAREN GEORGE] Ive got him.Ž First time in the ocean for granddaughter and her dog at Mexico Beach dog park.[COURTESY OF DEBORAH MAYS] A woodpecker with sweet tooth. [COURTESY OF CAROL AND PHIL DOHMEN]


** The Star | Thursday, June 7, 2018 B1TRIVIA FUNCOMMUNITY Wilson Casey By Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 | @PSJ_Star tcroft@starfl.comDomestic violence, Pam Martin will attest, has few boundaries, it is not a womens issue, but a human issue.Therefore, it only made sense that the local domes-tic violence task force would seek to broaden its support beyond the ladies.Sense has translated into cents for the Gulf County Mexico Beach Domestic Violence Task Force.The non-profit which offers an array of services to victims of domestic violence and abuse, recently hosted its Oldies but GoodiesŽ fundraiser at the El Governor Motel, repeating a general format, and success, from two years ago.The fundraiser was a great success again,Ž said Martin, the executive director of the Gulf County Mexico Beach Domestic Violence Task Force. We have so many people and businesses to thank; we would like for them to know that we appreciate their support every year and their friendship to the program.ŽAfter holding various Ladies NightŽ themes as the major fundraiser each year, the task force switched gears last year to expand the event into a fun time for most any age group.Last year was Family Fun DayŽ and this year Oldies but GoodiesŽ but the overarching theme is the same: offer a bit of everything, meal to variety show and music, to appeal to the family.Assisting domestic abuse victims receives a boostThe receipts were strong again this year for the Domestic Violence Task Forces fundraiser. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Trivia FunŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or sug-gestions? 1. The Titanic was loaded with about how many thousand bot-tles of beer and stout?3, 8, 16, 202. Whats formally called the National Railroad Passenger Corp.?Norfolk, B&O, Amtrak, Union Pacific3. After Fort Worth, what is the most populous U.S. FortŽ city?Lauderdale, Wayne, Smith, Collins4. Whats the ballet term of a jump from one foot to the other?Cambre, Saut, Pirouette, Jete5. Of these, what is coffee house slang for with whip creamŽ?Wet, Wings, Snowball, Wild6. How many children did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt have?0, 1, 3, 6 ANSWERS: 1. 20, 2. Amtrak, 3. Wayne (Indiana), 4. Jete, 5. Wild, 6. 6Star Staff ReportThe North Port St. Joe Project Area Coalition (NPSJ-PAC) will host its annual Juneteenth Day Celebration 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday, June 16 at the Washington Recreation Center.This years celebration comes the week of the national Juneteenth Day, June 19, which recognizes the end of slavery in America.Last year, the celebration was folded into a broader Fourth of July festivities; this year the program is the week of national Juneteenth Day.This year's event is designed to highlight the legacy, culture, and heritage of Gulf County's African-American Community.The event, which is free and intended for the entire family, will include a health fair, BBQ lunch and other food, kids carnival, a raffle for a televi-sion and a 50/50 raffle.The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Judge Barbara Hobbs. She was the first Afri-can American elected to the Second Judicial Circuit Court bench on in November 2012.Prior to being elected to the bench, Judge Hobbs was a practicing attorney for over 30 years and a member of the Florida Bar since 1982. She is a former partner with Cum-mings and Hobbs P.A.Judge Hobbs has been active in the Second Judicial Circuit as a parent, a community member and a small business owner for most of her life. Please come out and hear this very dynamic speaker.In partnership, the North Port St. Joe Project Area Coali-tion Health and Wellness Coalition, Gulf County Health Department and other local Health Care and Mental Health Service Providers, will host a Community Health Fair. Make plans to attend and be sure to bring your family and friends to enjoy the fun, food, games for kids and special musical enter-tainment this year.Juneteenth Day celebration coming June 16The Honorable Judge Barbara Hobbs will be guest speaker during the event[SPECIAL TO THE STAR] EUROPA slicing through the waves. Between the stacks is a seaplane for air-mail service when nearing a port. [DAVE AND SARA MADDOX COLLECTION PHOTOS] By Herman JonesSpecial to The StarWhen I moved over here from Parker in 1969, to teach school, I soon became a life-long friend of Capt. Dave Maddox, the local Harbor Pilot. He found my love of diving on sunken ships and collecting prehistoric and historical artifacts fascinat-ing, and he would share his knowledge of local history and sunken ships with me. I will always be indebted to him for his trust, informa-tion, and faith in me.Several years ago, he brought out an envelope of photographs his cousin, Adolph Maddox, had acquired at the end of WWII. The photos were all taken in the 1930s by the ships photographer of the German Ocean Liner, EUROPA. In the group were many scenes of the ship and many of famous movie stars who had voyaged on the ship. Being a lover of ships and Turner Classic Movies, I found them fascinating and worth a story; heres how they came to grace the pages of the St. Joe Star. In March of 1930, the S.S. EUROPA made her maiden voyage from Bremerhaven to New York. She was so fast that she took the Blue Ribbon from Britains MAURETANIA and held it for three years. Ephermeral treasures of EUROPABritish actor, Boris Karloff; made famous for his roles in Frankenstein,Ž and The Mummy.Ž Hes even scary without makeup. See EUROPA, B6You may also wonder why myself and most seafarers refer to ships and boats as she.Ž There are many reasons, but here are a few: they usually have round bottoms, like to be freshly painted, require much upkeep, need a lot of rigging, temperamental, and have long graceful lines. The list goes onƒSee CELEBRATE, B7 See BOOST, B7


** B2 Thursday, June 7, 2018 | The Star SOCIETYSpecial to The StarThe potential impact of ongoing trade negotiations will be discussed 7 p.m. CT Monday, June 11 at Lifetree Caf.The program, titled In the News: Trade Wars,Ž features a filmed interview with Jerry Schmitz, a soybean farmer whos concerned about the potential impact current trade negotiations may have on crop prices and foreign markets.Its absolutely essential that we have export markets,Ž Schmitz said in the interview. As an example, in the United States, every third row of soybeans grown leaves the country.ŽDuring the program, participants will have an opportunity to share their viewpoints on current efforts to renegotiate trade deals.Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. High-way 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel.Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-8065667 or livingwater@livingwateratthebeach.Trade wars explored at Lifetree CafStar Staff ReportThe effort to raise funds to bring the lens to the Cape San Blas Light-house will kickoff next week with a celebration of two Lighthouse Ladies.ŽThe event, hosted by the St. Joseph Historical Society, will serve as the official beginning of a campaign to raise the funds needed to re-assemble the third order Fresnel lens that was in the lantern room of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse for years.The goal is to return the lens, on loan from the U.S. Coast Guard for the express purpose of displaying the lens, to the grounds of the lighthouse complex in George Core Park.The celebration, 3 p.m. ET June 16, will be to honor Beverly Mount Douds and Mary Alice Cullifer.Mount Douds worked for years in the Cape San Blas Lighthouse gift shop and was the resident expert on the history of the lighthouse.She passed away in March.Cullifer was known for her paintings of lighthouses, including the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, and her enthusiasm for light-houses before she passed away in 2012.The event will be held at the lighthouse, 200 Miss Zolas Drive.Remembering Lighthouse LadiesSpecial to The StarCome celebrate the 90th birthday of Betty June Roberts on Satur-day, June 16. Friends will gather from 2-4:30 p.m. EST at Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center, 10405 NW Theo Jacobs Way (off Highway 12 South) in Bristol.Betty Roberts to turn 90Special to The StarSherrill Russ, Regent for the St.Joseph Bay Chapter of NSDAR was invited to attend Memorial Day Services at the Marietta, Georgia National Cemetery. Mrs. Russ great-grandfather, James Griffin Hughes, was the first U.S. Gov-ernment-appointed Superintendent of this National Cemetery. Mr. Hughes was designated to set up the National Cemeteries in the South after the Civil War. The U.S. Government created the National Cemeteries with the idea of unifying the country by burying the soldiers from both sides together. However, some Southern Families rejected the idea and created their own Confederate Cemeteries.The Memorial Service was attended by every branch of the military. A 21-gun salute was performed by Civil War Re-enactors and a second salute by the U. S. Army. Jets from Dobbins Air Force Base performed three Fly-Overs. Seventy different organizations, including DAR and SAR, donated beautiful wreaths to this Ceremony.DAR newsSherill Russ. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] The Cape San Blas Lighthouse, seen here at dusk, will be the site of a fundraiser next week. [COURTESY OF DAVE EVANS]


** The Star | Thursday, June 7, 2018 B3 SCHOOL NEWSSpecial to The StarNorth Florida Child Development Center was honored to have a very special guest this Memorial Day. USAF SSgt. Cortellini spoke to our preschoolers about the meaning of this special day. In this photo, a three year old student in Ms. Debbie Crofts class learns how to show respect for service mem-bers by shaking hands and saying thank you for your service.ŽA military visit to NFCD[SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Special to The StarOn May 24, North Florida Child Development held a graduation for their Early Childhood Development Program. This program is designed to ensure children have the knowledge they need to successfully enter Kin-dergarten. Surrounded by family, friends, and NFCD staff, sixteen children walked across the stage and proudly received their diplomas. Each child was also provided a backpack filled with the necessary school supplies for Kin-dergarten. NFCD believes in equipping each child for success.North Florida Child Development has been dedicated to serving the families of Wewahitchka for many years. NFCD is committed to providing high-quality education to children from birth to five years of age. The mis-sion of North Florida Child Development is focused not only on the success of the child, but on the family as a whole. We would like to thank the First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka for allowing us the use of their 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 precious children. You, are what our program is all about.NFCD is currently enrolling for the summer program that began June 4 as well as for the 2018-2019 school year. If you would like more information or you are interested in your child attending, please contact Robin McDonald at 1-888-539-2890.NFCD Wewahitchka graduation[SPECIAL TO THE STAR PHOTOS] Special to The StarAshton Childress graduated Magna Cum Laude from Gulf Coast State College with her AA degree on May 4. She actually graduated from Gulf Coast before graduating recently from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School where she graduated with High Honors. She plans on continuing her education at the Uni-versity of South Florida in Tampa in the fall.Childress graduates GCSC with honorsAshton Childress. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] Special to The StarRAYMOND, MS-Umst ead Sanders of Port St Joe has been named a Hinds Community College Deans' Scholar for the Spring 2018 semester.Deans' Scholars are those students with a cumulative 3.5 to 3.9 grade point average.As Mississippi's largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs and six locations in central Mississippi. For more information visit or call 1.800.HINDSCC.Umstead Sanders is Dean's Scholar at Hinds Community College


** B4 Thursday, June 7, 2018 | The Star FAITHLinda Diane Pace, 53, of Port St. Joe, passed away at her home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Linda was the daughter of the late Grace and Everett William McFarland. She leaves behind her husband, Johnny Pace; children, John Pace (Ashley), Jessica Pace (Tommy Young), and Megan Fisher (Eddie); sister, Cindy Tomlin (Jim); grandchildren, EJ Fisher and Ashlynn Fisher; and nieces and nephews, Bryan Hobbs, Steven Odom, Jamie Reed, Jennifer Tomlin, and BJ Tomlin. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Tony McFarland, and sister-Suzanne McFarland. Memorial services were held Saturday morning, May 19 in Apalachicola at Kelley Funeral Home, which assisted the family with arrangements.LINDA DIANE PACE Mrs. Vivian Louise Lyons Patten, 83, of Port St. Joe, FL formerly of Atmore fell asleep in the Arms of Jesus on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf in Port St. Joe. A native of Atmore, Ms. Patten was a graduate of Escambia County Training School and she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Alabama St. UniversityMontgomery. She taught school in Greenville, MS and Atmore, before relocating to Port St. Joe in 1968. She taught school for 47 years before retiring in 2004. She started one of the first African American tutorial programs in the Norrh St. Joe Community. She was a member of the Gulf-Franklin Retired Teachers Association. In her early years she grew up at Second Mt. Triumph Baptist Church In Atmore, and when she moved to Port St. Joe, she was a Member of Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church before joining New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She served faithfully as the Church Clerk, Sunday School secretary, a member of the Senior Choir, Missionary Department, and Ushers Board. She also served as Recording Secretary for the Progressive M&E State Congress, Senior Womens Auxiliary under the Gulf Coast Association, President of the Northwest Florida Ushers Union, Recording Secretary of The Concerned Christian Society, Secretary of the City Wide Mission And Port St. Joe Ministerial Alliance. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Patten; her parents, Chester, Sr. and Gussie Lyons; her sisters, Mable (U.D.) Parker and Bertha McMillian; Brothers, Willie Arthur and Carney Lyons; in-laws, Sue Beachum, Leroy Patten, and Willola Wright; God-children, Davida and Damien Byrd. Those left to cherish beautiful memories of her life are her (3) daughters, Sonja (Charles) Maddox of Clinton, MD, Bonita (Samuel) Smith of Panama City, FL, and Ashley Robinson of Port St. Joe, FL; (1) son, Ashton Larry of Panama City, FL; (1) sister, Joyce (C.J.) Lamar of Atmor; (1) brother, Chester Lyons, Jr. of Atmore; 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Public viewing will be held Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 1 5 p.m. at Turner Funeral Chapel Atmore. Family Hour will be held Friday, June 8, 2018 from 6 8 (EST) p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 208 North Park Dr., Port St. Joe, FL. Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. (EST) at The Body of Christ Jesus Church, 106 Harbor Street, Port St. Joe, FL with Rev. Carle Bailey, Pastor, New Bethel Missionary Baptist ChurchPort St. Joe Eulogist and Rev. Wilhelmina Williams Host Pastor. Inhumation will be in Forest Hill Cemetery Port St. Joe, FL. Her remains will lie instate at the church one hour prior to the funeral service with TURNER FUNERAL CHAPEL LLC, 83 Westbrook Lane, Atmore, AL directing. (251) 368-2400 Floral arrangements for Mrs. Patten may be delivered on Friday, June 8, 2018 beginning at 4 p.m. at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 208 North Park Dr., Port St. Joe, FL.VIVIAN LOUISE LYONS PATTEN Thank you! The family of Charles Scootsie Fortner would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support during this very difficult time. A special thank you to Brother Joey Smith, Coach Tony Price, Jim McKnight, and the Lady Gator Softball Team. Although we miss him terribly, we find comfort in knowing that his legacy will live on for years to come.Fortner FamilyFORTNER FAMILY CARD OF THANKS Womens Day at Zion FairThe members of Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church cordially invite the community to attend our Annual Womens Day Program to be held this Sunday, June 10 at 11 a.m. ET. Minister Alma Pugh of Love Center Ministries, Apalachic-ola, Florida will be our guest speaker. Colors are silver and white. We welcome everyone to attend.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, June 7, 2018 B5Never say no to pie. No matter what, wherever you are, diet-wise or whatever, you know what? You can always have a small piece of pie, and I like pie. I dont know anybody who doesnt like pie. If somebody doesnt like pie, I dont trust them.Ž Al RokerI was walking down the street one day last week, headed to the house after spending a leisurely morning on the sands of Mexico Beach, when I passed a little girl of about 11 years old. She had strawberry blonde hair, freckles, and, I noticed, no shoes on her feet as she made her way down the street to the beach. I knew exactly how she felt. When I was growing up on St. Joe Beach, I often did the same thing when I headed the two blocks down the street to the path across the dunes. We always crossed at the church sign,Ž where the Beach Baptist Chapel sign was, and still is. For decades there was a path across the dunes there, before the current structures there removed beach access in that spot. My sister Sherrin and I or my friend Regina and I, depending upon who was free, would get our beach bag ready to go. Contents? A beach towel or bed sheet, a bottle of Hawaiian Tropic oil (SPF 0, unfortunately), and a jam box,Ž so we could hear Journey or Def Leppard while we basked in the sun between swims. What we didnt often take? Flip flops. I know mom had them on our feet when we were little, and we had them throughout our life (still do, of course), but for some reason, in our adolescent years, we treated them with scorn. We behaved as if it were some sort of 1980s badge of honor to walk to the beach barefoot. That would have been fine if we lived beachfront, but there were two blocks of asphalt between ourselves and the cool waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Nonetheless, we stepped out the door, down the cool white cement steps, across the yard, and onto the street, as shoeless as Adam and Eve. We started off like troopers, especially if it were still morning, walking boldly down the two blocks, cringing only occasionally as we stepped on a small stone or sand spur. It wasnt so bad. But the walk home was far different. You can imagine how the black asphalt streets felt after basking in the summertime sun of northwest Florida: hot enough to fry bacon and eggs. And there we were, tired from a fun day of swimming and sunbathing, ready to get home to take a shower and cool off, when we came faceto-face with the reality of our situation: we had to get back up that hot street. The trick we found that worked pretty well was to walk on the white or yellow lines, because they were cooler than the black, sunabsorbing blacktop. We made it home every time, with sunburned shoulders and scalded feet. Why was this a thing we did? I really have no idea, but I see by the presence of other barefoot kids walking to and from the beach that we werent the only silly ones to do that, which is simultaneously comforting and funny to me. Upon returning home, it was always nice to have a cool treat waiting for us in the kitchen. Sometimes it was a popsicle from the freezer, but sometimes it was moms simple and delicious limeade pie. I dont know of anything more refreshing than that icy cold pie; in honor of it, and of my mom who made it, I have gathered a few of my favorite cold pie recipes to share with you here. Since the temperature is inching up to around 90 degrees most days, theyll help you keep your cool and be happier in general, simply because theyre so delicious! First, my creamy strawberry pie, made with fresh berries, cream cheese and a graham cracker crust. Its easy to make, but no one has to know it! No-bake creamy strawberry pieIngredients €12 ounces heavy whipping cream, whipped in a bowl €12 ounces light cream cheese, at room temperature €1/ 2 cup of granulated sugar € (2/ 3 cup if berries arent very sweet) €2 1 /2 cups strawberries, stems and hulls removed, washed €1 store-bought graham cracker pie crust Method: 1. Combine the whipped cream and room-temperature cream cheese together in a mediumsized mixing bowl, stirring or mixing until completely combined with no lumps of cream cheese visible. 2. Puree two cups of the berries in a blender or food processor. Fold them into the whipped cream mixture. 3. Pour the mixture into the crust. Slice the remaining berries, then arrange on top of the pie however youd like. Cover with plastic wrap, and put in the freezer for an hour or so. Note: If it freezes for longer than an hour, you may have to allow some thawing time before slicing. You want to slice when “ rm but not rock hard. This next pie recipe is so quick to make that youll be able to prepare it anytime you like. The ingredients are inexpensive and its a refreshing treat on a summer day. Share with a friend! Lemon ice cream pieIngredients: €4 cups vanilla ice cream, softened €6 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate, melted €zest of one lemon €graham cracker pie crust Method: € In large mixing bowl, combine the ice cream and the lemonade. Stir well. Sprinkle in half the lemon zest, and stir in. € Pour the mixture into the pie crust, smooth the top, and then sprinkle with remaining lemon zest. € Freeze for 4 hours; allow to soften slightly before attempting to cut into slices. Adorn with lemon slices for a lovely presentation, if you like. My chilly peanut butter pie is creamy, cold and perfect for a hot summer day in the South. And whats more delicious than good Southern peanuts? Now we can have them hot and boiled or cold in this creamy sweet pie. Stephs No-bake Peanut Butter Pie€ 1 prepared 9-inch graham cracker crust € 1 eight-ounce package lowfat cream cheese, softened € 1 /2 cup smooth peanut butter € 2 /3 cup powdered sugar € 1 teaspoon vanilla extract € 3 cups whipped cream, plus more for topping € Mini-peanut butter cups for topping, if desired Method: In a mixer bowl, combine cream cheese, peanut butter, vanilla and powdered sugar. Blend until smooth and ” uffy. Add 3 cups whipped cream, then gently fold in, mixing until combined and all one color. € Pour the “ ling into the prepared crust, then top with more whipped cream and add candies, if desired. Chill for at least two hours before serving so you can cut it neatly and easily. € Finally, here is my mothers refrigerator lemon or lime” avored pie, which youll “ nd so refreshing on a hot summer day. Refrigerator Limeade PieIngredients: € 8 ounces frozen limeade, thawed € 8 ounces whipped topping or whipped cream € 14 ounce can condensed milk € Pre-made graham cracker or shortbread crust € Optional: green food coloring Method: 1. In a mixing bowl, combine whipped cream and condensed milk, and blend using hand mixer until combined. 2. Pour in the thawed limeade and, if desired, 3-4 drops of green food coloring, and mix on lower speed until completely combined. 3. Pour into the crust, then refrigerate for at least thirty minutes. You can also freeze, if desired. Thaw slightly to make it easier to cut, if so. Alternatively, you can use lemonade concentrate in the same amount, and leave uncolored or use a few drops of yellow food color, just for fun. I hope you enjoy my pie recipes, and share them some with someone you love. Whats your favorite kind of pie? Fill me in by emailing me at steph@whatsouthernfolk I love it when you share your recipes with me! Stephanie Hill-Frazier is a writer, food blogger and regional television chef, whose on-air nickname is Mama StephŽ. She grew up in Gulf County, on St. Joe Beach, a place she will forever call home. She is married and has three sons who love any kind of pie she makes them. You can find more of her recipes at, and shed love to hear about your own favorite recipes via email at Steph@ what SOUTHERN FOLKS EATBarefoot Bliss: A collection of summertime piesLemon ice cream pie. [SPECIAL TO THE STAR] By Ray BodreyGulf County Extension Director UF/IFAS Special to The StarHurricane season technically begins on June 1st and ends November 30th. However, storm season came a bit early for us this year. As Floridians, we face the possibility of tropical storms & hurricanes every year. This simply goes with the terri-tory. During these months, its important to have a safety plan in place. Be sure to keep a basic emer-gency kit in your home, even for storms that may not require you to evacuate. This kit should have at least the following supplies:€ battery powered NOAA weather radio € extra batteries € flashlight € whistle € manual can opener € moist towelettes € first aid kit€ food and water for at least three daysIf the approaching storm is a major threat, you may be asked to leave your home. State and County emergency management officials would not ask you to do so without a valid reason. Please do not second guess this request. Leave your home immediately. Requests of this magnitude will normally come through radio broadcasts and area TV stations.The most important thing to keep in mind is to have your own plan for a possible evacu-ation. The University of Florida has developed, The Disaster HandbookŽ to help citizens plan for safety. The handbook includes a chapter dedicated to hurricane planning. The chap-ter can be downloaded in pdf at chap7fr.htm.Utilizing the 15 principles below will assist you in your evacuation planning efforts: 1. Know the route and direc-tions: keep a paper state map in your vehicle. Be prepared to use the routes designated by the emergency management officials.2. Local authorities will guide the public: Stay in communication with local your local emergency management officials. By following their instructions, you are far safer. 3 Keep a full gas tank in your vehicle: During a hurricane threat, gas can become sparse. Be sure you fill your tank in advance of the storm.4. One vehicle per household: If evacuation is necessary, take one vehicle. Families that car-pool will reduce congestion on evacuation routes.5. Powerlines: Do not go near powerlines, especially if broken or down.6. Clothing: Wear clothing that protects as much area as possible, but suitable for walk-ing in the elements.7. Emergency Kit: This kit should have at least the follow-ing supplies: battery powered NOAA weather radio, extra batteries, flashlight, whistle, manual can opener, food, water moist towelettes and first aid kit. The kit should have enough supplies for at least three days.8. Phone: Bring your cell phone & charger. 9. Prepare your home before leaving: Lock all windows & doors. Turn off water. You may want to turn off your electricity. If you have a home freezer, you may wish not too. Leave your natural gas on, unless instructed to turn it off. You may need gas for heating or cooking and only a professional can turn it on once it has been turned off.10. Family Communications: Contact family and friends before leaving town, if possible. Have an out of town contact as well, to check in with regarding the storm and safety options.11. Emergency shelters: Know where the emergency shelters are located in your vicinity.12. Shelter in place: This measure is in place for the event that emergency manage-ment officials request that you remain in your home or office. Close and lock all window and exterior doors. Turn off all fans and the HVAC system. Close the fireplace damper. Open your disaster kit and make sure the NOAA weather radio is on. Go to an interior room without windows that is ground level. Keep listening to your radio or TV for updates.13. Predetermined meeting place: Have a spot designated for a family meeting before the imminent evacuation. This will help minimize anxiety and con-fusion and will save time.14. Children at school: Have a plan for picking up children from school and how they will be taken care of and by whom.15. Animals and pets: Have a plan for caring for animals and shelter options in the event of an evacuation. For livestock evac-uation, contact the Gulf County Extension Office at 639-3200.Following these steps will help you stay safe and give you a piece of mind during the storm season. Contact Gulf County Extension for more information.Supporting information for this article can be found in the UF/IFAS EDIS publication, Hurricane Preparation: Evacuating Your HomeŽ, by Elizabeth Bolton & Muthusami Kumaran: emergency management planning information for indi-viduals and families, please visit the following University of Florida website: emergency-preparedness/& build-a-kit UF/IFAS is An Equal Opportunity Institution.Storm Season is here, lets be ready Stephanie Hill-Fraizer


** B6 Thursday, June 7, 2018 | The StarPossibly our ships photographer, Paul Cwojdzinski, with Charles Laughton and lady friend or possibly wife. Charles became famous for playing Quasimodo in the Hunchback of Notre DameŽ and Capt. Bligh in the original Mutiny on the Bounty.Ž Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong; one of the most photographed stars of the 30s due to her oriental costumes and exotic sexuality. During her career, Chinese were thought of as sinister and evil, and in most of her movies she played the villainous seductress and usually ended up dead. She was forbidden to kiss a white man in the movies. Douglas Fairbanks, Joan Crawford, and EUROPAs Captain next to one of the ships telegraphs (used to telegraph,Ž or signal the Chief Engineer). Doug and Joan were married from 1929-33. Marlene Dietrich, a great German beauty who usually played the mysterious femme fatale. She shocked many by wearing mens clothing and kissed another woman in the “ lm, Morocco,Ž in 1930. Her speed was 27.91 knots, and she made New York in 4 days, 17 hours.The ships name originates with a Phoenician Princess. Zeus, ancient Greek King of the Gods, not only ruled the world, but also had plenty of time to travel to the Greek world and seduce beautiful, mortal Earth women. One day he spotted the beautiful Europa and the quest was on.Zeus transformed him-self into a magnificent, tame, white bull and mixed in with her fathers herd. When Europa was gathering flowers, she saw the handsome beast and began to caress him. She then climbed onto his back, and at that moment, Zeus ran to the Sea and swam to Crete with Europa on his back. Then he made Europa the Queen of Crete, but only after she bore him three sons. One son, King Minos, became famous in the Minotaur myth.For trivia fans. All con-tinents end in an AŽ, except for Europe; it should be Europa. Who made the mistakeŽ well never know; probably the same school that put the sŽ on Dead Lake!You may also wonder why myself and most seafarers refer to ships and boats as she.Ž There are many reasons, but here are a few: they usually have round bottoms, like to be freshly painted, require much upkeep, need a lot of rig-ging, temperamental, and have long graceful lines. The list goes onƒAfter nine years of being one of the Queens of the Ocean; the war came. Hitler had plans to use her as a troop transport for the invasion of Britain, but it never happened; so for six years EUROPA rusted and molded at her pier in Bremenhaven. Luckily, she was not bombed.In May of 1945, the Americans captured the ship and she became a war prize. After a quick refit she became the U.S.S. Europa, and in August and September she trans-ported 4,500 American Servicemen back to New York. After a few more troop-carrying voyages she was decommissioned in May 1946 and given to the French.Why the French?Ž you might ask. Another sideline.In the 1930s the most elegant and glamorous ship on the high seas was the French Liner, NORMANDIE. When the war began, she was in Man-hattan. She was left there to keep her out of Germa-nys hands. In May, 1941, she was seized by the U.S. Government and trans-ferred to the Navy for use as a troop ship. During the refit, a careless American welder ignited a stack of life jackets and mattresses which quickly engulfed the ship in flames. So much water was poured onto the ship that she capsized into the mud of the river. It took twenty months to refloat NORMANDIE. The most beautiful ship in the world, built at a cost of $60,000,000 in 1930s dollars, was sold for $161,000 in scrap. The Americans feeling guilty for the loss of NOR-MANDIE, gave EUROPA to France for partial compensation.After several years of refitting, she arrived in New York in August of 1950. Her new name … LIBERTE. After eight more years on the Atlan-tic, she was retired in 1958. Finally, in 1962, she made her last voyage to LaSpezia, Italy, where she was broken-up. In six months, only memories and scattered mementos would remain of one of the worlds greatest Ocean Liners.During one or more of its later troop-carrying voyages for the U.S.A., Adolph was made Cap-tain of Europa. During his walks about the ship, he had discovered the trove of photos and kept them. He eventually returned home to Apalachicola and bequeathed the photos and other memorabilia to Capt. Dave. Im sure some of these have never been published. The photos are from the Dave and Sara Maddox collection and are used by permission of their children. EUROPAFrom Page B1Capt. Adolph Maddox of Apalachicola (1/4/02 … 9/30/95), Captain of the U.S.S. EUROPA.[DAVE AND SARA MADDOX COLLECTION PHOTOS]


** The Star | Thursday, June 7, 2018 B7The Washington Recre-ation Center is located at 414 Kenny Street in Port St. Joe. For more information call 227-5662.Note: Please bring a favor-ite, prized, family recipe, and a photograph of the person who made it famous, to the Celebration.The Juneteenth Committee will compile all of the recipes into a special, one-of-a-kind, community cookbook.The cookbooks will be sold to benefit the 2019 Celebration.Please remember, so we can enjoy all the delicious food and memories for years to come. CELEBRATEFrom Page B1 The result, the highest receipts in the events history.This year there was a low country boil, hamburgers and hot dogs with pasta salad from Provisions.An array of items donated by local individuals, busi-nesses and organizations were raffled off, including handturned wooden bowls from Mexico Beach artist Bobby Pollock.Jerry Arhelger, Rocking Randall, Charlie Black, Neysa Wilkins and Chuck Ellis provided music throughout the four-hour event.We want to thank our host who is always very generous to this program, Wiley Petty and the El Governor,Ž Martin said. We appreciate who donated or volunteered.Ž The boundary expansion of the fundraiser dovetails per-fectly with domestic violence, Martin said.Domestic violence knows no boundaries,Ž Martin said. Not age, not gender, not race, not social status; domestic violence has no boundaries.And it remains as preva-lent, if not more prevalent, as ever.ŽThe task force works to encourage and support involvement of local commu-nity agencies and concerned citizens to put an end to domestic violence in Gulf County and Mexico Beach.The annual event aims to raise money to fund education and victim services provided by the task force.In the schools, the task force provides programs in the elementary, middle and high schools concerning bullying and dating violence.Victim services includes financial help, assistance getting placement in a shelter operated by the Salvation Army and, if nothing else, a shoulder to rely on while navigating the legal system to secure protective orders and injunctions.Donations are always wel-comed and badly needed.To donate or for more information contact Martin at 229-2901. BOOSTFrom Page B1Local and national musicians supported the cause.[SPECIAL TO THE STAR]


B B 8 8 Thursday, June 7, 2018 | The Star CLASSIFIEDS NF-4529382 COMING SOON Lanark Village 3 bedroom, 1 bath $775 per month $1000 Security Deposit Pets Considered NEWLY RENOVATED! 2 Lanark Village Apartments 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit $1200 per month All Utilities Included $1200 Security Deposit No Pets HELP WANTEDDELI/BAKERYAll Positions Needed. Duren's Piggly Wiggly in Port St .Joe. Apply at Customer Service. NF-4529416 Housekeeping Property InspectorsPart-time seasonal positions available. Weekend work required. Personal vehicle, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance needed. Competitive wages. Come by Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc. located at 60 East Gulf Beach Drive to apply in person or email Quentin Allen to request an application be emailed to you. Maintenance Technician WantedFull time position with competitive wage and benefits. Weekend work required. Must have maintenance experience. Need to be detailed oriented and have basic computer skills. Valid driver’s license required. 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, FL32320, 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 20647S FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, Petitioner vs. ETHAN R. WOODARD, Case #40521 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ETHAN R. WOODARD, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Dean Register, Director, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before July 23, 2018. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: May 23, 2018 Dean Register, Professionalism Director FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT By: -s-Ashley Black, Division Representative Pub June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 20565S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 2014CA000157 WI LM INGTON TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR MFRA TRUST 20 14-2, PLAINTIFF VS. LISA A. BROWNE, ETAL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 10, 2018, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Gulf County, Florida, on June 14th, 2018 at 11:00 AM, at Courthouse step’ lobb 1000 Cecil G Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456 for the following described property: LOT 88, WETAPPO SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 36-42 IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. 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. Clerk of the Circuit Court Date: May 14th, 2018 B A Baxter Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Tromberg Law Group, RA. 1515 South Federal Highway, Suite 100 I Boca Raton, FL 33432 Pub: June 7, 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 20649S FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, Petitioner vs. RYAN M. HATHCOX Case #41277 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RYAN M. HATHCOX, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Dean Register, Director, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before July 23, 2018. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: May 23, 2018 Dean Register, Professionalism Director FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT By: -s-Stacey Price, Division Representative Pub: June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 20657S 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 20659S 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 20661S 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 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 20722S NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANTTO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDASTATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: Fast Track Carpet Cleaning, LLC located at 101 Apollo St, Lot B in the County of Gulf, in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 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 30th day of May, 2018. Talisha Patterson Pub: June 7, 2018 20720S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL WAYNE DOZIER Deceased File No. 2018-CP-027 Division Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Michael Wayne Dozier, deceased, whose date of death was March 19, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal 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 ON OR BEFORE 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 FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is June 7, 2018 Attorney for Personal Representative: Christopher A. Blaisdell Attorney Florida Bar No: 671851 GRANT & DOZIER, LLC 123 North Apopka Ave INVERNESS, FL 34450 phone: (352) 726-5111 Fax: (352) 726-7244 Personal Representative: James Richard Dozier 123 North Apopka Ave. Inverness, Florida 34450 E-Mail:courtfilingson ly@grantdozierlaw .com Pub June 7, 14, 2018 20731S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 5T Wealth Partners, LP, the Certificate Holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate, has filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Tax Deed Application number, Real Estate number, Certificate number, Date of Issuance and Name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows: Application #2018-06 R.E. No 00624-050R Tax Sale No. 00624-050R Certificate #2011-101 Date of Issuance : May 25, 2011 Name in which assessed:R.E Tracy D Ritter a/k/a Tracy Denise Ritter Description of Property : Lot 22, Block “L” RED BULL ISLAND UNIT NO. 2, an Unrecorded Subdivision, in Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of Section 30, Township 4 South, Range 9 West, and thence go South 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds East (Bearing Base) along the West boundary line of said Section 30, for a distance of 422. 7 feet to the Southerly right of way boundary line of Canning Drive (formerly River Road; having a 66 foot wide right of way), thence go South 89 Degrees 12 Minutes 00 Seconds East along the Southerly right of way boundary line of Canning Drive for a distance of 195.00 feet to a point of intersection with the Easterly right of way boundary line of Sesame Street (having a 60 foot wide right of way); thence go South 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds East along the Easterly right of way boundary line of Sesame Street for a distance of 704.60 feet to a point of intersection with the Northerly right of way boundary line of Tupelo Avenue (having a 60 foot wide right of way); thence go South 88 Degrees 32 Minutes 00 Seconds East along the Southerly right of way boundary line of Tupelo Avenue for a distance of 945.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING, departing the Northerly right of way boundary line of Tupelo Avenue, go North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds West, for a distance of 135.00 feet; thence go South 88 Degrees 32 Minutes 00 Seconds East for a distance of 90.00 feet; thence go South 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds East for a distance of 135.00 feet to the Northerly right of way boundary line of Tupelo Avenue; thence go North 88 Degrees 32 Minutes 00 Seconds West along said Northerly right of way boundary line for a distance of 90.00 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said parcel having an area of 0.28 acres, more or less. All of said property being in Gulf County, State 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, 11th day of July, 2018. DATED: June 4, 2018 REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Elaine Bland, Deputy Clerk Pub: June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 Mexico Beach204 16th street Port St. Joe Corner of Monument Ave. and 16th street June 9th 8am -tillMOVING SALE EVERYTHING MUST GOFurniture, Appliances, Electronics, Clothes,Tools. Moving after 52 years, we have a lot of stuff and no room for all of it in the new house. Port saint Joe310 4th Street June 9th 8am -tillJohnnys Trim Shop Moving Sale Wanted Hunt Club Member on 2200 Acres Near Port St. Joe, Still Hunt Fee $577/ Per Year. Call John Miller @227-5052 Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Used Single Wides Zone Three, 2016 and 2017 Models. 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