** Volume 81 Number 2 Subscribe to The Star Phone: 800-345-8688 Opinion .................... A4 Relief Efforts .............. A5 Storm photos ............. A8 Obituaries ................. A9 Classifieds .............. A10 A2Driftwood weddingA3Helping Hands HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RETURNS, A9 Thursday, October 25, 2018YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 @PSJ_Star facebook.com/psjstar50 Â¢ For breaking news, visit starÂ” .com HURRICANE MICHAEL EDITION Simmons Bayou near PresnellÂs Marina [COURTESY PHOTO/DEBBIE HOOPER/JOEBAY.COM] By Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 @PSJ_Star | email@example.comOf the many transformations wreaked by Hurricane MichaelÂs arrival Oct. 10, one is certainly the greeting, ÂHow you doing?ÂŽThose who experienced MichaelÂs wrath may never consider that question the same again; even 10, 20, 30, 40 years from now.And, in turn, those who stayed will also have stories, highly individual and yet remarkably alike, about the day, the date, the month and year Michael rowed ashore.There were the two women who jumped in a boat in a flooding Oak Grove and made it to 16th and Marvin where they found refuge.Or the family that swam in their nightclothes from a burning home to safety in a neighborÂs house.George Duren was about to eat a banana sandwich in the top floor of the Piggly Wiggly when he looked out a window overlooking the Port St. Joe Marina to see boats and water in rush down Marina Drive.There was the family on Garrison Ave. that watched as first one oak, then another oak, then a tall, proud pecan tree were transformed into a pile of pick-up sticks for giants, the uprooting pecan tree taking with it the foun-dation of the backyard shed.At the risk of becoming part of the story, my wife and I fled our home near Monu-ment just as the waters were headed our way; unable to start our car our son-in-law rescued us.Next time we saw home, it had several inches of mud on the floor and our car had been Michael strikes with a vengeanceBy Tim Croft The St. Joe StarFor years, local officials have worried about the Gulf of Mexico entering St. Joseph Bay near the Stump Hole, where the Cape San Blas Road is below the level of the Gulf. During Hurricane Michael, the rock revetment at the Stump Hole mostly held, though there was considerable damage to the roadway. However, at Eagle Harbor in St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, roughly a quarter-mile of beach was washed away by Hurricane Michael, creating a break, in two places temporarily and one permanently, that allowed the Gulf to flow to the Bay. The tip of the peninsula, home to the state park's campground and several nature trails, is now an island.Gulf meets bay in state park [COURTESY PHOTOS/JOHN LASZCZ] By Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 @PSJ_Star | firstname.lastname@example.orgHurricane Michael and its aftermath have compelled Supervisor of Elections John Hanlon to improvise.With a little help from an executive order from Gov. Rick Scott along the way.Hanlon announced this week that all voting in the upcoming election will be held at two Âsuper centers,ÂŽ which also happen to be the traditional sites for early voting.Those sites are HanlonÂs office at 401 Long Ave. in Port St. Joe and the Charles Whitehead Memorial Wewa-hitchka Public Library at 314 N. 2nd St.ÂThis is just the best way to do it,ÂŽ Hanlon said. ÂNearly two-thirds of our voting comes during early voting or absentee ballots so people are familiar with those sites.ÂIt wonÂt be easy, but it is not my job to make life easy HURRICANE MICHAELElection plan in place as early voting beginsBy Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 @PSJ_Star | email@example.comA transition took place Tuesday that signaled another step, however small, in the recovery of Gulf County from Hurricane Michael.As the county moved response to recovery, the ÂOregon Green Team,ÂŽ a group from that Pacific Northwest state which assumed the role of incident command during the days immediately following MichaelÂs arrival two weeks ago, signed off and headed home.Their roles were assumed by another team from outside ÂWe will get through thisÂMore than 1,100 homes in the county, including this one on St. Joseph Peninsula, were dest royed by Hurricane Michael. [COURTESY PHOTO/JOHN LASZCZ] County on recovery road; more than 6,000 homes damaged See MICHAEL, A6 See VOTING, A6 See COUNTY, A6
** A2 Thursday, October 25, 2018 | The StarBy Tim Croft The Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 @PSJ_Star | firstname.lastname@example.orgTonya and Don Boyd had a special connection to Mexico Beach, one made more heartbreaking by the powerful blow the hurricane delivered to the small fishing community last week.ÂYou always just felt like home there,ÂŽ said Tonya, via phone from her Tuskegee, Alabama home. ÂIt always felt like a second home.ÂŽThe couple vacationed at least twice a year in Mexico Beach, about a four-hour drive from their residence outside of Auburn, during the three years they have been together, staying at the El Governor Motel on each trip.When Don and Tonya became engaged five months ago, a destination wedding to Mexico Beach was the obvious choice.ÂWe wanted to have a beach wedding,ÂŽ said Tonya, 42. ÂI hate to say it but until a couple years ago I had never seen a beach sunset.ÂŽDuring one of their stays at the El Governor they walked next door and checked out the wedding chapel at the Driftwood Inn, the per-fect setting as far as they were concerned.The couple was put in touch with Mexico Beach resident ÂMarryinÂ ÂŽ Jack Mullen to preside over the wedding and the date was set.And so, at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Mullen joined the Boyds in wedlock and after the ceremony, it was down to the beach for photos.ÂWe could not have asked for more beautiful weather or a more beauti-ful sunset,ÂŽ Tonya said.Michael, in a few days changed all that, render-ing Mexico Beach a debris pile at the center of the storm.The Driftwood, like so many structures in Mexico Beach, was destroyed.That has made the Boyds the last couple to be married at the Drift-wood Inn, at least for the foreseeable future.ÂIt will never be the same,ÂŽ Tonya said, of the Driftwood. ÂIt will be a long time, if it comes back. I donÂt know how long theyÂve been mar-rying there, or how many couples, but we were the last.ÂThat gives (the wedding setting) more meaning.ÂŽBut two significant pieces of this wedding portrait have yet to fit into place.One, Mullen was to formally file the marriage license on Monday before the storm. Tonya has been unable to contact Mullen as communication across the area has been impacted by MichaelÂs winds, which downed cell towers and power lines with abandon.The same factors inhibit her ability to reach the Bay County Courthouse records office, so while they were married, Tonya and Don have yet to have it officially sanctioned.Secondly, Tonya has yet to receive her wedding photos, shot by a profes-sional out of Tallahassee.Those photos will hew a tad to the bittersweet: They will highlight a happy couple in love as well as some of the last images of the Driftwood inn as it has stood for decades.ÂWe took one shot that include the entire back of the inn,ÂŽ Tonya said. ÂWe just hope they all come out. They are certainly keepsakes now even more.ÂŽHURRICANE MICHAELHurricane MichaelÂs wind impacts new marriageThe former chapel behind the Driftwood Inn, where the Boyds wed. [COURTESY PHOTO/MEXICOBEACH.COM ] By Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star 850-227-7827 @PSJ_Star | email@example.comThe old adage holds that the way to a manÂs heart is through his stomach. After an event such as Hurricane Michael, that adage can be expanded by age and gender.One of the realities for folks as they emerged from their homes, and from the many trees rendered pick-up stick piles for giants, was that coming by food was going to be no easy matter.In the days that followed a host of folks, local and not, volunteer-ing all, have stepped into the fray to provide some repast for the victims of Michael.Among those, every day since Monday, was a group of chefs and restaurant owners along 30-A in Walton County.Contacted by local restaurateur Mark Had-dock, the chefs offered a variety of slightly more upscale, and hardy, dining options in front of HaddockÂs Krazyfish Grill on U.S. 98.Jim Shirley, who previously operated School of Fish at Wind-Mark Beach here in Gulf County, received HaddockÂs initial call and spread the word along to chefs up and down 30A, Shirley said.ÂWe had a lot of people volunteer,ÂŽ Shirley said. ÂThey wanted to do this.ÂI have friends here, connections here. This is something we wanted to do.ÂŽEach day of the past week, and into the weekend, a different chef has arrived to pro-vide a different entre, in extremely healthy portions. Free of charge.With the proper uten-sils and containers.Shirley noted he had become somewhat an expert after a similar relief effort in Biloxi following last yearÂs Hurricane Nate.Nate arrived on Oct. 4; Michael Oct. 10.So, in addition to pro-viding the food the first day of the Â30AÂŽ effort, a delicious paella, Shir-ley carried two large food trailers to place in the Krazyfish parking lot.ÂThat way the all the other chefs had to do was bring the food, every-thing, all the equipment, they needed was already here,ÂŽ Shirley said.And following the paella, there was a day of the weekÂs menu included barbecue pork, another burritos with meat, eggs and rice and still another burgers, a pasta and shrimp dish or rice and sausage.Shirley said the chefs would continue to return as long as they were needed to provide essential meals.30A chefs cook for Gulf County reliefVolunteers from restaurants along 30-A in Walton County have provided hot meals daily in front a U.S. 98 restaurant in Port St. Joe. 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** The Star | Thursday, October 25, 2018 A3By Tim CroftThe Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 @PSJ_Star | email@example.comThere is a passage in the Bible about those who help themselves.A vast majority of Gulf Countyresidents seem to have the concept embedded in their DNA.In the days following Hurricane Michael, hardly a conversation, north and south,began that didnÂt include pride, defiance, and resiliency, and a sense of village that must be seen to be fully understood.ÂI am humbled just to see it,ÂŽ said long-time resident Kesley Colbert.ColbertÂs home received minor damage, some downed limbs, but there were neigh-bors, with far worse situations, helping clean his yard the next morning.Yes, there were imbeciles who chose to further peopleÂs misery by looting homes and businesses in the first days after MichaelÂs arrival.But they were by far the exception to the rule.There were those who grabbed chainsaws and went immediately to work clearing trees and limbs from roads, driveways and homes.Others organized excursions to Alabama or other points east to stock up on gas for gen-erators, food, water and other supplies, willing to divvy their bounty with anyone in need.ÂTeam Scout About,ÂŽ as they called themselves, was one, and only one, such group.Their efforts are worth men-tioning individual shout-outs.Scooter Acree, Ronnie Stevens, Jonathan Brown, Ashley Haddock, Henry Kirby, Michael Foster, Mike Chapman, Cameron Brown, Wade Guilford, Chris James, Christian Fisher, Brandon Har-rison, Irene Acree;Clint Moore, Kevin Quaranta, Jenny Acree, Kassidy Acree, Katie Acree, Keith Jen-kins, Florence Jenkins, Bryan Jenkins, Heather Jenkins, J.J. Gainer, Wilkin Lane, T.J. Lay-field, Richard Dean, Brandon Bellew and enlistees from Loui-siana calling themselves ÂThe Cajun Navy.ÂŽEach morning in the days after the storm, despite individual hardships, ÂteamÂŽ members donned gloves and chainsaws, winches and what-ever else was needed and went to work, cutting and clearing dozens of trees.They also took to boats to assist in house-to-house searches on St. Joseph Peninsula.Other ÂteamÂŽ members were on the road to stock larders.And they continued into this week, helping to put tarps on roofs and provide protection for damaged homes.All for folks, in many cases, they did not know before Michael brought them together.ÂEverybody is just coming together, helping each other,ÂŽ said St. Joe Beach resident Terese Kent. ÂPeople are help-ing to feed each other, clear their yards. ÂThat is something to write about.ÂŽImpromptu stations, from Cape San Blas Road to the CVS in Port St. Joe, were established on roadsides and parking lots with water and other nonperishables for anybody who needed them.Despite taking extensive water into the store, George Duren opened his Piggly Wiggly the day after MichaelÂs arrival.Employees donned minerÂs hats and if you brought a shop-ping list and cash to them, into the dark they went to fill a cart.Perishables were given away free and other items went out at reduced prices.Duren continued the curbside business until power was restored to the store.At that point, Duren stripped the shelves of perishables; the deli, dairy, bakery and meat sections were emptied, the items, several hundred thou-sand dollars worth, trashed.They were restocked as ship-ments arrived.ÂGod bless, you,ÂŽ resident Dave Motil said to Duren upon encountering him in the store shortly after power had been restored.Beginning the day after Michael, Port St. Joe Elementary School became a hub for essential supplies.SonnyÂs provided chicken dinners. Pallets of mealsready-to-eat, water and ice were available.And almost daily, new outposts of relief popped, at the Washington Recreation Center, Centennial Bank, two auto parts stores, the Haughty Heron and the First Baptist Church, its roof gone.Peppers served meals, another downtown business offered hot dogs and hamburg-ers off the grill one day and, early on, the fire houses in Port St. Joe and South Gulf County became havens for assistance. That is just a sampling.And in addition to supplies, all the volunteers, most of whom suffering personal losses, offered smiles, concern, kind words.It was uplifting at a time when uplifting was badly needed. And all of it was before more than 1,000 workers from out-side the county arrived by the weekend after Michael, taking up the task of taking down trees and limbs, repairing downed wires and restoring services.Pharmacies opened, Ace Hardware did also, banks got to business, the health department established a gas station and it seemed, at least if you didnÂt observe the scenery, things were returning to normal.ÂI canÂt believe how efficient theyÂve been with clearing everything and restoring power,ÂŽ said Indian Pass resident Peter Burgher six days after Michael. ÂAnd everybody seems to be happy about it. ÂI waited in line for an hour at the bank to make a deposit and everybody was just oh, well, no problem.ÂÂŽThe progress initiated by the folks of Gulf County con-tinued, fueled by an attitude of rectitude uncommon in a community.ÂThis is our town, our family, our friends,ÂŽ said Port St. Joe City Manager Jim Anderson. ÂThis is more than a job.ÂŽHURRICANE MICHAELÂEverybody is just coming togetherÂPeppers was among many restaurants and businesses that worked to provide meals to needy residents. [PHOTOS COURTESY OF DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COM] No matter the circumstances, no matter the losses, folks showed incredible resiliency in the days after Michael.
** A4 Thursday, October 25, 2018 | The Star OPINION Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Tim Thompson Editor: Tim Croft Circulation: 850-522-5197 SUBSCRIPTIONS In county Out of county 1 Year: $24.15 $34.65 6 Months: $15.75 $21 Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Icould tell Cathy wasnÂt pleased by the way she said, ÂIs this the only one they had?ÂŽ Well, no, it wasnÂt. But it was the least expensive. It required minimum assembly. And I figured a mailbox is a mailbox. George Bush the first was in the White House at the time. And I figured any correspondence he needed to get to me would be just as safe in a Âreasonably pricedÂŽ letter holder. The small wooden slats that gave this cheap mailbox a country look began to fall off the week after I got it set up. Hurricane Opal gave it a slight list to the northeast. Dick Lamberson backed over it in 1999. A city truck accidently nudged it almost back to vertical in 2011. Of course, that run down mailbox was the last thing on our minds Wednesday morning, October 10, as we watched Hurricane Michael roar up the GulfÂƒ..RIGHT AT US! Cathy and I sat glued to the Weather Channel. Jim Cantore in Panama City was frightening enough. But when they actually placed a correspondent in Port St. Joe we realized this wasnÂt going to end well. We were anxious, but not scared. We worried about our childrenÂƒ.worrying about us. And we marveled, and took great comfort, in the unbelievable number of family, friends and acquaintances that had reached out to us over the last twenty-four hours. Jane Hill got in touch; as did Pam, Lana and Bobby King. All childhood friendsÂƒ.from two eons and a light year ago! The entire 1968 Sewanee baseball team checked inÂƒ..wanting to know what they could do to help. Friends, who had moved away from St. Joe, ÂreunitedÂŽ to say they were thinking about us. We could hear the fear, and concern, and love, in every single voice, through every text, in every email. Kinfolks, near and far, let us know that we were in their hearts. I was afraid CathyÂs siblings were going to move down here! Josh and Jesse called with the exact same message, ÂDaddy, donÂt sit there another second, get to my house as fast as you can!ÂŽ It was a little hard to explain. First of all, this now category 4 (bordering on a 5) hurricane had been barely a 1 just a short day and a half ago. We were caught off guard for sure. And we probably would have left if weÂd known the real extent of this thing from the outset. But maybe not! We are both older now. No children depending on usÂƒÂƒand this is our home. Cathy and I huddled on the couch and thanked God for all the wonderful people he had placed in our path over the years. And we prayed for our friends and neighbors that lived closer to the Gulf than we did. The electricity went out at 10:18. We lost track of the storm. But IÂm telling you the wind was already whistlingÂƒ. and this thing hadnÂt even gotten here yet! We didnÂt need Cantore to tell us the eye was going to be uncomfortably close. The wind was incessant. Maybe not as loud as the proverbial freight train people talk about at times like this, but it was a long, steady howl. And it did not quit, slow down or pause for a second! A portion of the backyard fence was the first to go. And some shingles and then the tin on our old shed began to whip up. That outbuilding wasnÂt worth nothing, but it came with the house when we bought it in 1975. I leaped up, fumbled into a raincoat and raced out back. It was raining sideways and the wind picked me off the ground! I grabbed a couple of concrete blocks to anchor me down until I could throw them up on the tin roof. If I could get the bottom secured I might be able to save itÂƒÂƒ ItÂs hard to describe the helpless feeling of such a storm. It was as if time suspended itselfÂƒ..while nature had its say. You realize right quick that mere mortals arenÂt quite as immortal as we think ourselves. And there are powers out there way above our comprehensionÂƒ.or control. We eased out of the house cautiously around 3 p.m. The wind was down to a dull roar. God had never been nearer as we thanked Him repeatedly. In the middle of our prayer meeting, Cathy pointed to our inexpensive, run down, worn out, old mailbox. It had come through the 140 mph winds unscathed. Kind of a miracle in our own front yardÂƒ.. My wife turned to me, ÂWe are going to keep that mailbox forever!ÂŽ Safe and Sound, KesHUNKER DOWNWe didnÂt see it on TVBy Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC(r), AIF(r)Arbor OutlookÂAnd if you should survive to a hundred and five... Look at all youÂll derive out of beinÂ alive.ÂŽ ÂYoung at HeartÂŽ as performed by Frank Sinatra Technological changes that have occurred in our lifetimes are truly remarkable, arenÂt they? Consider advances in communication. Remember the manual typewriter? Then the electric one? I thought the automatic return was an incredible invention. We then discarded the typewriter and educated ourselves on the computer. Then we learned to utilize the iPhone and eschewed land lines in favor of mobile ones. Now we read on our iPads as print fades from our lives like ancient, dried ink on parchment. Since most innovative ideas in technology are offered by those under 30, we tend to associate positive technological change with young people. Most of us Baby Boomers understand ageism intuitively. Who isnÂt familiar with the looks of scorn and derision we receive when we ask our children and younger co-workers about tech issues? So you would think that nearly all successful start-ups and entrepreneurial enterprises are launched by youngsters, right? Not even close. An article in the New Republic states among other things that...ÂŽMost successful entrepreneurs are middle-aged, not young.ÂŽ Why? Because thereÂs more to developing a successful business than hatching an innovative idea. ThereÂs financing, marketing, business plans, and personnel management. Our life experience and our business acumen, earned over decades, can take a great idea and then make it work in the marketplace. Young people are good at getting into business. Boomers are skilled at getting out and more likely to enjoy a positive final outcome with commercial endeavors. Someone who creates a business at age 50 is almost twice as likely to employ a successful exit strategy as someone who starts a business at age 30. ÂThe mean founder age of startups with a successful exit, through IPO or acquisition, is 46.7,ÂŽ the article states. The message? ItÂs never too late, and weÂre never too old, to put our experience to work. Henry Ford was 50 years old in 1913 when he developed the assembly line to mass-produce his cars. Ray Kroc was 52 when he opened his first McDonaldÂs in Des Plaines, Illinois and older than that when he finally figured out how to profit from franchising. To someone who is 30, the future is always infinite. But many Americans who amass small fortunes do so through selling a business. It takes years of experience and skill to build an enterprise that others see value in; then it takes marketing and negotiating ability to consummate the transfer of ownership and reap the profits. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column ÂArbor Outlook,ÂŽ is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850.608.6121 Â… www.arborwealth. net), a fiduciary, Âfee-onlyÂŽ registered investment advisory firm located near Destin, FL. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any specific strategy or investment will be suitable or profitable for an investor.Young ideas, old wisdom and Frank Sinatra Kesley Colbert Generally, I have no trouble finding the Âright wordsÂŽ to say, coming up with six or seven hundred words on a weekly basis. As I watched the horrific video footage of the damage caused in and around Port St. Joe after Hurricane Michael, I was broken-hearted and speechless. Places I had seen, stayed, enjoyed and will forever remember fondly, were badly damaged or simply gone. Therefore, I have nothing I can say, other than I am deeply sorry for the losses you and your community have suffered and know you will be back and thriving soon. I love the people of Port St. Joe, because they make me feel as though I am one of theirs. The truth is Port St. Joe is filled with many folks who werenÂt born and raised there, choosing to stay as a result of a vacation trip long ago and falling in love with the area and the people. ItÂs easy to do Â… they make you feel at home. The pace is a bit slower, your problems seem to be less of a burden and ÂcommunityÂŽ is not just a word. My hurricane damage? A pile of tree limbs and sticksÂƒ NOTHING compared to looking at a pile of lumber and debris that used to be your home or business. Port St. Joe has survived Yellow Fever, economic problems and other weather catastrophes and w ith each other, you will continue to thrive. Sincerely, BN Heard Cranks My TractorCRANKS MY TRACTORThe right words BN Heard Star Staff ReportBoard of County Commissioners Commissioner David Rich Cell: 247-9411 Email: commissioner1@ gulfcounty-Â” .gov Commissioner Ward McDaniel Cell: 227-5614 Email: commissioner2@ gulfcounty-Â” .gov Commissioner Jimmy Rogers Cell: 227-6300 Email: commissioner3@ gulfcounty-Â” .gov Commissioner Sandy Quinn, Jr. Cell: 247-8870 Email: commissioner4@ gulfcounty-Â” .gov Commissioner Phil McCroan Cell: 227-6306 Email: commissioner5@ gulfcounty-Â” .gov Gulf County School Board (Two new members of the board were recently elected and will join the board before the month is out. We will update the list.) Billy Quinn, Jr. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cindy Belin Email: email@example.com Brooke Wooten Email: cbwooten33@gmail. com Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton Cell phone: 227-5883Special to The Star Pursuant to Section 193.122, Florida Statutes, Mitch Burke CFA, Property Appraiser for Gulf County hereby gives notice that the 2018 tax rolls were certified to the Gulf County Tax Collector on October 17, 2018 for the collection of taxes.Mitch Burke, CFA Gulf County Property Appraiser NOTICE OF CERTIFICATION OF TAX ROLL CONTACT YOUR COUNTY OFFICIALS
** The Star | Thursday, October 25, 2018 A5 LOCALSpecial to The StarThe trustees of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund have pledged $250,000 to the Salvation Army for immediate support of the organizationÂs relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Michael.Through its emergency disaster response teams, the Salvation Army is providing mobile feeding sites and shower trailers, helping FloridaÂs Gulf Coast residents secure access to food, water, personal hygiene and emotional care.The Jessie Ball duPont Fund has a long-term interest in the Gulf Coast, particularly the town of Port St. Joe and surrounding Gulf County, which was one of the places Mrs. duPont called home. During her life, Mrs. duPont funded numerous organizations in Port St. Joe, and today the Fund honors her legacy with continued philanthropic support.Representatives from the Fund are in active contact with grantees and community leaders in Port St. Joe to assess damage and identify opportunities for support.ÂWeÂre just beginning to understand the level of destruction in Port St. Joe and we know that coordinating resources will be a challenge,ÂŽ said Katie Ensign, senior pro-gram officer for the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. ÂWe will continue to evaluate the needs and determine how the Fund will contribute to the areaÂs long-term recovery.ÂŽThe Jessie Ball duPont Fund works to expand access and create opportunity by investing in people, organizations and communities that were important to Jessie Ball duPont. The Fund has assets of $309 million and has awarded more than $376 million in grants since 1977.Jessie Ball duPont Fund pledges $250,000 to relief e orts Star Staff Report Volunteers needed for Red CrossVolunteers are needed in North Florida to help support Hurricane Michael relief efforts. The Red Cross needs help maintaining and setting up sheltering facilities, registering clients, maintaining client infor-mation, serving meals and general housekeep-ing. If you live in North Florida and are willing to volunteer, please apply now. Download the Red Cross Volunteer App or visit www.red-cross.org/volunteer/ become-a-volunteer. Small Business AdministrationThe SBA has established an office at the Gulf/Franklin Center on Garrison Ave. in Port St. Joe.If you are a homeowner or renter, you should first register with FEMA.Business and home owners are eligible for lowor no-interest loans in varying amounts.The hours of the SBA center are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET on Saturday. Shelters/Red CrossThe Red Cross has established shelters at the Oak Grove Church on Madison Ave. and the Washington Recreation Center on Peters Street in Port St. Joe.In Wewahitchka, the shelter is at the old high school gymnasium. Crisis clean upFrom now through Nov. 2, re sidents can call 800-451-1954 for help with home cleanup. As they are able, reputable and vetted relief agencies may assist you and your neighbors cut fallen trees, remove drywall, insulation, flooring, fur-niture, appliances, tarp roofs, etc. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need. This hotline CANNOT assist with social services such as food, clothing, shelter, insurance, or questions about FEMA registration.FEMAThe FEMA information center is located at the Centennial Building.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open additional Blue Roof Right of Entry (ROE) collection centers in Cal-houn, Gulf and Jackson Counties. The Blue Roof program provides a tem-porary covering of blue plastic sheeting to help reduce further damage to property affected by Hurricane Michael until permanent repairs can be made. This program is available at no cost to eligible primary homeowners and landlords in Calhoun, Gulf and Jack-son Counties.New ROE centers have been established at the following locations:Â€ First Baptist Church Port St Joe, 102 3rd Street, Port St Joe, FL 32456 Â€ Dollar General, 17932 FL-71, Blountstown, FL 32424Â€ Tractor Supply, 2899 FL-71, Marianna, FL 32446The new centers will be open Sunday Oct. 21 from noon to 6 p.m. and resume regular hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday Oct. 22, until further notice. ROE centers are also located in Bay County at:Â€ Panama City Square, 523 W 23rd Street, Panama City, FL 32405Â€ Walmart, 15495 Panama City Beach Park-way, Panama City Beach, FL 32413Â€ Walmart, 2101 S FL-77, Lynn Haven, FL 32444These locations are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., CDT, seven days a week, until further notice. ROE locations may change regularly. Additional locations may be added as necessary. Current information is available at www.usace.army. mil/blueroof and at 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258). Information is provided in both English and Spanish through this single number.Eligibility requirementsÂ€ Only primary residences with standard shingled roofs are eligible to receive a temporary blue roof.Â€ Metal roofs and mobile homes may be repaired as practical on a case-by-case basis.Â€ Roofs with greater than 50 percent structural damage are not eligible for this program. Â€ Every owner or land-lord that has a signed Right of Entry form will be visited.Â€ If a home is being rented, the tenant must provide written permis-sion from the owner prior to signing Right of Entry.FEMAÂs mission: Help-ing people before, during and after disasters. All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, dis-ability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800462-7585(TTY/TDD).Operation Blue Roof opens additional centers Special to The StarAs Floridians clean and repair property damaged in Hurricane Michael, the Florida Depart-ment of Health urges the public to take action to avoid indoor air quality problems.Moisture that enters build-ings from leaks or flooding accelerates mold growth. Mold can cause disease, trigger allergic reactions and continue to damage materials long after the storm. Failure to control moisture and mold can present shortand longterm health risks. Tips to clean up mold and protect your healthÂ€ Protect Yourself: Put on personal protective equipment (cleaning type gloves, N95 respirator/mask and safety goggles) to protect your skin, mouth, nose, lungs and eyes. Â€ Toss / Take It Out: Anything that was wet with Â” ood water and canÂt be cleaned and dried completely within 24 to 48 hours should be taken outside. Take photos of discarded items for Â“ ling insurance claims. Â€ Air Out: Open all doors and windows when you are removing wet or moldy materials or cleaning moldy surfaces. Â€ Drying It Out: When electricity is safe to use, you can close doors/windows and use fans and dehumidiÂ“ ers to help remove moisture indoors. Remember that dehumidiÂ“ ers can only dehumidify under closed indoor conditions. Dry your home and everything in it as quickly as possible Â…within 24 to 48 hours if you can. Â€ DonÂt Mix Cleaners: If you use cleaning products, do not mix cleaning products together because doing so can create toxic vapors. Â€ Scrub Surfaces: Clean with water and detergent. Remove all mold you can see. Dry right away. Â€ DonÂt Cover It, Remove It: Painting or caulking over mold will not prevent mold from growing. Fix the water problem completely, dry it out and clean up all the mold before you paint or caulk. Â€ Consider Your Medical Status: Individuals with suppressed or impaired immune systems, mold allergies, asthma or other chronic lung disease should not clean or remove moldy materials. See your doctor if you are unsure of your medical status or are not feeling well. Â€ Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Never use gasolineor propane-powered tools or generators indoors as these devices produce very hazardous carbon monoxide which can kill you within minutes. If you are using a generator, please place it at least 20 feet from all buildings. Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide alarm in your home. For more information about indoor air quality and mold growth, contact your county health department, or visit www. Â” oridahealth.gov/indoorair.About the Florida Department of HealthThe department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @ HealthyFla. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.Wewahitchka Gym (852 S. Hwy 71) Donations and Distribution Monday Friday 8 a.m. until 12 noon CT Centennial Bank Building (202 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe) Monday Friday Donations accepted 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET Distribution 2-5 p.m. ET Washington Rec Center (401 Peters Rd, Port St. Joe) Donations and Distribution Monday: 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET Tuesday: Closed for Repairs Wednesday Friday: 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. ETVOLUNTEER DONATION DISTRIBUTION RELIEF EFFORTS After the storm: How to protect your healthPress ReleaseIf you have a private well on your land and would like to test the water to see if it is safe for drinking, you can pick up a sample pack at the following locations:Â€ Gulf County Health Department, 2475 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Â€ City of Wewahitchka City Hall, 318 7th Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Note: Samples should be taken in the morning hours and delivered to the pick-up site no later than 12 p.m. in either location. INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING A PRIVATE WELL WATER SAMPLE Â€ Label the Thio-Bag, using a water-resistant Sharpie or ball point pen, with your name, where the sample was taken (i.e.: kitchen sink) and the date and time. Â€ If there is a screen or ÂtrapÂŽ on the faucet unscrew and remove it as it can catch, and grow, bacteria. Â€ Let the water run until the tank is empty, the pump kicks on and tank reÂ“ lls. Â€ Prior to taking the sample, rinse your hands and the tap where the water comes out with alcohol. It will kill any residual bacteria and help prevent a Âfalse-positiveÂŽ test result. Â€ After you open the sample bag at the perforation, be careful not to touch the top of the bag with your Â“ ngers, the faucet, etc. Pull open the bag using the plastic side-tabs. Â€ Hold the bag under the faucet, and Â“ ll to the 4oz. Â“ ll line. Â€ Use the wire tabs to whirl the bags closed and twist in front to seal. Â€ Immediately put the water sample into a cooler with ice packs and take to the Gulf County Health Department or the City of Wewahitchka City Hall, addresses listed above. If you have questions regarding these instructions, please call the Environmental Health OfÂ“ ce at 850-705-6116. Well water sampling packsThe Florida Department of Health in Gulf County is giving out sample bags for residents to use to test water in private wells in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]
** A6 Thursday, October 25, 2018 | The Starpicked up by storm surge and parked on the front porch. All who saw a Category 1 storm grow to just shy of a Category 5 within 48 hours, who didnÂt ponder evacuation until too late, have their individual sto-ries, of the frightening winds, the roiling rising waters, the trees snapped as toothpicks, the tiles and debris rendered projectiles.Of driveways, roads blocked by downed trees, of streets and stormwater basins turned into raging rivers, of power lines strewn across roads and front lawns.ÂIt was a worst-case scenario,ÂŽ Marshall Nelson, county Emergency Management Director succinctly said.Those of us who stayed will also always possess the stories of the after-math, of survival, of folks emerging and gazing around, comprehending the long, arduous road ahead, and yet still hold-ing to the mantra of Âone day at a timeÂŽ and helping thy neighbor.Some of those stories are within these pages, others will be part of future editions; Michael, as County Administrator Michael Hammond said, and its recovery will be with us for awhile.The losses, in life, busi-nesses and jobs, a housing market, a county tax base, will be quantified as the weeks ahead unfold before us.Right now, everyday life is sufficiently sobering.So, for today, this week, let us consider the adage of pictures worth a 1,000 words, pore over the thousands of words on these pages (and at www. starfl.com) and be thankful to be alive to recover. Until next week. MICHAELFrom Page A1 Angel Barbee (not pictured) was driving over the Simmons Bayou bridge when it gave way. BELOW: The Port St. Joe Marina [COURTESY PHOTOS/DEBBIE HOOPER AT JOEBAY.COM] for me, it is to make voting as easy as pos-sible. WeÂve never seen anything like this.ÂŽHanlon said his options were limited given the countyÂs voting infrastructure following Hurricane Michael.ÂWe will not be able to use our polling places,ÂŽ Hanlon said. ÂI have polling places that are damaged, that are being used as shel-ters and others being used as distribution points,ÂI have not even been in contact with, I would say, 85 percent of my poll workers.ÂŽEarly voting will be something of a misno-mer because as voting begins Saturday, in Gulf County it will continue right through Election Day, Nov. 6.Voting will take place on both Sundays as well as the Monday prior to Election Day, not typically allowed during election season.As of Saturday, both Âsuper centersÂŽ will open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. ET (6 a.m. until 6 p.m. CT) daily through Nov. 6.ÂWe will be there each day up to and including voting day,ÂŽ Hanlon said. ÂAnd it does not matter where you are registered, what precinct you are in, you can vote at either site.ÂŽAs for absentee, mailed ballots, the governorÂs executive order also loosened some of the restrictions.Voters who are local can stop by or have any family member come and request an absentee ballot. Voters can also vote absentee in the office.For displaced voters out of the county, the requirement that a ballot be mailed to the address of record on a voter registration is waived.They need only con-tact HanlonÂs office to have a ballot sent to their current location.ÂThey can call or email and will send them out a ballot,ÂŽ Hanlon said. ÂVoters who vote by mail will see little change this election.ÂThe changes will be seen by voters who go to the polls.ÂŽAbsentee ballots may not be sent by email, they must travel by postal mail.All absentee ballots must arrive to Hanlon by 7 p.m. ET on Elec-tion Day.An absentee ballot can be requested by calling 850-229-6117 or by going online to www.votegulf.com and navigating to the ÂRequest AbsenteeÂŽ function. VOTINGFrom Page A1the county, but the change in the guard, to a standing ovation Tuesday in a county meeting room, spotlighted, as county attorney Jeremy Novak said, that Âevery day is a little better.ÂŽLes Hallman of the Green Team noted that one of the key reasons for the progress in the county would be reflected by holding a mirror up to the citizenry.ÂYou are so far ahead because of the people helping each other,ÂŽ Hall-man said. ÂIt was truly a team effort.ÂŽAs of Tuesday, as the Board of County Com-missioners took stock two weeks after Michael, there remained just 50 people in shelters, either Oak Grove Church or the Honeyville Community Center.The countyÂs damage assessment found 1,146 homes completely destroyed, 1,826 homes sustained major damage and 3,524 sustained what is considered minor damage.That is 6,496 homes impacted by Michael, either by storm surge, winds or both.As for electricity, Duke Energy expected to energize the lines going to St. Joe Beach Wednesday with work on Beacon Hill following.In those areas, as with sections of Port St. Joe, extensive infrastructure had to be replaced.Duke Energy is reporting that it has 100 percent of its grid online and is work-ing with businesses and residents to bring power to all: the Port St. Joe down-town business district had power as of Monday.Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, on the north end of the county, reported that 64 percent of its customers had power as of Tuesday morning.The city of Port St. Joe has been producing water since the day following the storm and also has sewer online; restoring service to White City and St. Joseph Peninsula is held up due to other factors.On the peninsula, the city is encountering the same issues as Lighthouse Utilities.Both are awaiting the Florida Department of TransportationÂs plan for repairing and replacing Cape San Blas Road.Jay Rish, owner of Lighthouse Utilities, said a mile-plus line was breached and the utility and its engineers are pre-paring the repairs to move as fast as possible once the FDOT makes its decision. Customers south of the Stump Hole, in Indian Pass and Cape San Blas, have water; those north of the Stump Hole do not.Rish said contrary to rumors he did not expect the timeline for getting water to homes north of the Stump Hole rock revetment to take two months, but more a matter of weeks or days.ÂWe have the governorÂs ear,ÂŽ Rish said, noting a meeting with Gov. Rick Scott last week.The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity held a meeting last week with some 100 impacted business owners sketching out the recovery issues.Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf is open and physicians around the county are seeing patients again and pharmacies are open, said Sarah Hinds, administrator of the Flor-ida Department of Health in Gulf County.ÂWeÂre going to have a tough couple of years,ÂŽ said County Administra-tor Michael Hammond. ÂWe will get through it.ÂWe are far beyond what I would have imagined and it is because of the work of the people. I couldnÂt be more proud of the people of this county.ÂŽ COUNTYFrom Page A1 More than 6,000 structures in the county sustained at least minor damage during the storm. [COURTESY PHOTO/ JOHN LASZCZ]ÂWe will not be able to use our polling places. I have polling places that are damaged, that are being used as shelters and others being used as distribution points. I have not even been in contact with, I would say, 85 percent of my poll workers.ÂŽJohn Hanlon, supervisor of elections
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** A8 Thursday, October 25, 2018 | The Star IMAGES FROM MICHAELSend us your photos that spotlight the best that Gulf Coast has to offer. This page is for photos submitted to The Star by readers. Please submit your photos to tcroft@starÂ” .com .By Tim Croft The St. Joe StarFinally online, here is just a sampling of the chaos in Gulf County left behind by Hurricane Michael.Eighth Street looking down at the ballparks and Stac House. [PHOTOS BY TIM CROFT | THE STAR] Michael A ermath The 10th Street Ball Park complex as scene from Eighth Street. The Stac House is back right. The entire 10th Street Ball Park complex, under at least six feet of water. Marvin Avenue. Coner of Marvin and Eighth Street. Eighth and Marvin. A boat and vehicle crunched by a pine tree.
** The Star | Thursday, October 25, 2018 A9 OBITUARIES & NEWSBobby L. Fields, Sr. October 10, 1947-October 12, 1993 Daddy, God called you home 25 years ago. The void in our hearts remain. We remember your smile, soft voice and you just being yourself, a great father. Gone but not forgotten. Derrick, Rita and Bobby L. Jr.IN LOVING MEMORYWaylon Graham of Port St. Joe passed away suddenly on October 7 at the age of 82. Waylon moved from Clarksville, Florida to Port St. Joe in 1957 and established his home and raised a family. He worked at Sylvachem Corporation, now Arizona Chemical, until his retirement in 1997. Throughout his life, Waylon was involved in various civic activities such as volunteering for nearly 30 years as the time clock operator for the Shark basketball team, being a member of the Quarterback Club for 25 years (many of those as president), serving as a member of the Lions Club, coaching and umpiring little league baseball and umpiring menÂs softball for many years. Waylon also served as a volunteer firefighter for 30 years, some of those years as fire chief. He proudly served on the Gulf County School Board for nearly 20 years and was honored to be inducted into the Shark Hall of Fame in 2016. Waylon has served on the board of directors for the Gulf Coast Co-op since 2005, and served as president for one year. He considered one of his proudest accomplishments being a member of the Co-op where he fostered many lifelong, cherished friendships. He was an unbelievably generous father, grandfather, and great grandfather and believed he was most blessed for having the time in retirement to fulfill his true passions in life which were his family, fishing and supporting the University of Florida football program. Waylon was a humble man who came from very humble beginnings. During his working career he developed a reputation for loyalty and dedication to his employer. He considered his relationships friends and acquaintances to be more precious than gold and will be sorely missed and remembered fondly by all. Waylon was preceded in death by his parents, Duncan Graham and Exal Graham Holley. He is survived by his son, Waylon (Tony) Graham of Panama City; his daughter, Dianne Graham Mock and husband Jimmy of Port St. Joe; grandsons, Michael Mock and family & Chris Mock and family; granddaughter, Jessica Mock Brock and husband Jordan; a very special great granddaughter, Gemma Graham Brock all of Port St. Joe; his sister, Joanne Holt and husband, Raymond and his longtime companion, Betty Jo Smith of P anama City.WAYLON GRAHAM By Greg JordanHead Football Coach/ Athletic Director Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High SchoolFirst off, I want to wish all the residents of Port St. Joe and Gulf County a speedy recovery after the storm. I know a lot of people lost everything and I MEAN everything. This was a tragic event on the grandest scale. But we are a resilient group of people and we rebuild and be better than before. It is just going to take some time and a lot of patience, we had players coaches that loast homes and or had a lot of damage. There is no script for how to move forward from this other than to put one front in front of the other day after day. And one day in the near future things will be much improved from where they are now. Football is not a priority when you have lost what we as a community have lost. But I think we can and wil play a major role in the recovery and healing process of our community. Rewind the clock two weeks we lost our Homecoming game week the week of the storm. We lost our week 9 game at Blountstown the week after the storm. This is week 10 of the regular season this week We have decided this week to try and host our our week 10 game versus Arnold out of Panama City Beach. We will have a 4 p.m. ET kickoff for travel and field safety of everyone involved this first game back. This would normally be our Senior Night game to recognize all our senior players, but because of the circumstances we have decided to postpone that until the playoffs begin. We should host at least one playoff game if everything holds. There is not a lot we can do during these times to make things better from a football standpoint. One of the things we can do is waive admission to the game this Friday afternoon. There will be no admission charge for students or adults at this home game. Please come out and support the Tiger Sharks as we start the road to recovery. Go SHARKS. Albert Lawrence Lee, Jr., 82, of Savannah, Georgia, was called home Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. He was born in Apalachicola on Jan. 9, 1936. Albert was the son of the late Mabel Walton Harris and Albert Lee, Sr. of Apalachicola. He was inducted in the U.S. Army on Oct. 6, 1953. Decorations and honors received include the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was proud to serve his country and worked diligently in the Artillery and Guided Missile Center at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. On Aug. 20, 2015, he was united in holy matrimony to Mary Smith Lee in Savannah, Georgia. Albert was preceded in death by his parents, the late Albert Lee, Sr. and Mabel Walton Harris; grandparents Willie H. Walton and Cathlean Walton of Apalachicola; granddaughter Carmia Lee, of Apalachicola; and special uncle and aunt, Moses and Inez McGuire, of Defuniak Springs. He leaves to cherish his loving memories a devoted and loving wife, Mary Smith Lee; a loving daughter, Lisa Lee Harvey, of Apalachicola; sons Ronald Lee Brown, of Port St. Joe, and Calvin Lee of Key West; sister Mamie C. Harris of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Stephon Brandon Cargill, Jr and Krystle Baucham; greatgrandchildren, Jamarie Lee, Shazmaine Windham, Veronte Aira Lee, and Arryonna Cargill; and a special greatgranddaughter, Ms. Paris Baucham; and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, and in-laws. Committal service with military honors were held 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola. He was laid to eternal rest next to his granddaughter, Carmia Lee. Kelley Funeral Home of Apalachicola is assisting the family in all local arrang ements.ALBERT LAWRENCE LEE, JR. Mary Alice Atkinson Rice, 82, of W ewahitchka, Florida passed away on October 16, 2018. Mary was born on August 9, 1936 in Pensacola, Florida to the late Arnold Atkinson and Ilya White. Mary loved to fish, garden and cook for her family but most of all she loved playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mary is survived by: five sons: Ronald Rice, Bruce Rice (Brenda), David Rice (Pam), Kevin Rice, and Arnold Rice; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two brothers Chapman Atkinson, and Michael Atkinson; and numerous nieces and nephews and a very special friend Jimmy Arnold. She is proceeded in death by her parents Arnold Atkinson and Ilya White; two sisters: Mabel Miller and Virginia Ruiz; two brothers Edward Atkinson, Charles Atkinson, two sons Fredrick Rice, JR. and Mark Rice and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Graveside were held at Roberts Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Friday October 19, 2018 in Wewahitchka, Florida with Brother Derrick Gerber officiating. Services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.MARY ALICE ATKINSON RICE Jaylyn Alexander Tannehill, of White City, Florida, born on June 2, 1994 in Panama City, Florida, to Angela Tannehill and Johnny Williams III, passed away at age 24 on October 1, 2018 in Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Florida. Jaylyn was preceded in death by his grandfather, Shelton Jeffcoat; and uncles, Brett Jeffcoat and Craig Buchanan. He is survived by his son, Macon Tannehill; daughter, Penelope Tannehill; sisters, Ava Tannehill, Tracian Williams, Eva Marie Williams, and Promise A'maya Williams; grandmothers, Barbara Jeffcoat and Claritha Williams; aunts, Laura Jeffcoat-Touchet(Lennie Touchet), Rebecca Jeffcoat, Marty Kirkland and Sarina Williams; uncle Alex Williams and cousins, Layla Touchet, Kristiand Hal Kirkland, Gavenand Payton Buchanan, Madisonand Brayton Jeffcoat, Jagger Perry, Ditanzela, Katrisha, Marquez, Roy, and Alex Williams Jr. Jaylyn had a beautiful, unique, soul that shined bright and he was an inspiration to all that knew him! He was always there to brighten the lives of others and was nothing he liked more than being at the Beach, spending time with family, friends and being with his children! All friends and family are welcome to attend the memorial service, officiated by Brother Nick Davis, on Sunday, October 7 from 5:30 p.m. until7 p.m. at El Governor Motel (Beach Side), U.S. 98, Mexico Beach, Florida, 32456.JAYLYN ALEXANDER TANNEHILLPort St. Joe hosts Arnold 4 p.m. ET Friday. Admission is waived for students and adults. [FILE PHOTO] S.O.A.R. students for the week of Oct. 4 at Port St. Joe Elementary School.S.O.A.R.-ers at PSJES COACHES CORNERPrep football resumes Friday
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The Star 850-747-5020or visit us online at emeraldcoastmarketplace.comFor all your buying and selling needs. 21961S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE No. 17000007CAAXMX WILMINGTON TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR MFRA TRUST 2014-2, PLAINTIFF, VS. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF GLADYS MILO JOHNSONN A/K/A GLADYS JOHNSON, DECEASED ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated SerlÂ’ernber 13th 2018, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Gulf County, Florida, on November 1st, 2018 ., at 11:00AM ET Courthouse steps/lobby-1000 Cecil G Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456 for the following described property: Commencing at the concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of Lot 1, Block Â“AÂ”, Treasure Bay Unit 1, as the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, thence South 89 degrees 17Â’15Â” East, 68.42 feet to a point on the Easterly R/W line of County Road No. 30, said R/W being 66.00 feet in width; thence along said Easterly R/W line as follows: North 15 degrees 27Â’30Â” East 2581.40 feet to the Point of Curvature of a curve to the left, said curve having a central angle of 5 degrees 58Â’35Â” and a radius of 3852.83 feet; thence Northeasterly along the arc of said curve for 401.88 feet, said arc having a chord bearing and distance of North 12 degrees 28Â’ 12.5Â” East 401.70 feet to the Point of Tangency of said curve; thence North 9 degrees 28Â’55Â” East 2619.64 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING thence continue North 9 degrees 28Â’ 55Â” East 101.18 feet; thence, leaving said R/W line, South 89 degrees 17Â’15Â” East 217.81 feet; thence South 9 degrees 28Â’55Â” West 101.18 feet; thence North 89 degrees 17Â’15Â” West 217.81 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; being located Section 12, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County. Florida. AKA Lot 8 of Treasure Bay unrecorded, Phase VII 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. DateL September 21, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court By B A Baxter Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Tromberg Law Group, P.A. 1515 South Federal Highway, Suite 100 Boca Raton, Fl 33432 Pub: October 18, 25, 2018 Have you been devastated by Hurricane Michael? Willing to relocate? Do you have construction experience? Located in Loudoun County Virginia. Mextroplex Retaining Walls has full-time, year round construction job openings. We will provide qualified candidates with temporary housing for you and your family to relocate. Competitive hourly wages and simple IRA plan. 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