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A7 School News ................................B3 Faith .............................................B4 Obituaries ....................................B4 Classieds ....................................B6-B8 Scallop Fest, B1 City moves to extend alcohol sales hours By Tim Croft Star News Editor Port St. Joe city commission ers took a step toward amending alcohol sales hours in the city to match those of the county. The effect would be extending until 2 a.m. ET from midnight the nightly closing time for establish ments serving alcohol within city limits. Commissioners acknowledged that the passions of two years ago when the commission approved Sunday alcohol sales would likely emerge, but expressed little is sue with what business owners argued would be a move that would bring additional revenue into the city and enhance safety on local roads. I dont have a big problem with it, Commissioner Bill Ken nedy said. I dont see it being a big change personally. Kennedy, however, did add that he was not a drinker regard less of time of day. Connie Butler of St. Joe Bar said the extra two hours would make a difference for her estab lishment and other bars in the city. Her customers, she said, were picking up and moving to a bar outside the city to continue their evenings. The hour differential was particularly rough on the bottom line come busy weekends, she added. She had a petition signed by 242 patrons of her bar encouraging City adopts tentative millage, budget By Tim Croft Star News Editor As they did last year, Port St. Joe city commissioners are head ing into budget-crafting season with a bit of exibility in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Commissioners adopted a tentative millage rate of 4.0914, half a mill higher than the cur rent 3.5914. The tentative millage is just that tentative. But state law mandates that a tentative mill age be established by the rst week of August, and once it is approved, commissioners have nowhere to go but down they cannot increase the millage at this point, only decrease. City Manager Charlie Weston POR T ST. JOE CITY COMMISSION See ALCOHOL A8 See BUDGET A8PSJ City Hall dedicated to T .H. Stone By Tim Croft Star News Editor T errell Higdon Stone is recognized as the rst pioneer of modern-day Port St. Joe. That nothing in the city had been named after its rst settler seemed an oversight to many, and last week, city ofcials formally dedicated City Hall in honor of T.H. Stone. A town is better off knowing some of its history, where it came from and how it came to be, said Virginia Harrison, a granddaughter of Stone who lives in Port St. Joe. My grandfather loved this city, gave so much to this city, gave much of his fortune to this city. It was always the town he put rst. I always thought it sad that nothing in the town was named for him. The family appreciates naming City Hall after him. Stone was born in 1891, and as a young man operated a general store at Magnolia Landing south of Wewahitchka. He also delivered the mail on horseback as an employee of the federal government. Stones father purchased much of the land from what is now Beacon Hill to St. Joseph Peninsula the peninsula state park is named in T.H. Stones honor through a tax deed purchase early in the 20th century. Students back to school Monday By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer The cubbies and books are labeled carefully with each stu dents name. Pencils are sharpened, and colorful bulletin boards hang in each classroom. Desks are arranged in neat rows and pods, each with vibrant name tags. The building smells like fresh paste and new carpet. The new school year begins Monday, Aug. 15, and teachers around Gulf County are prepar ing. You think you just come back in and get your room set up, said Brenda Wood, a fth-grade read ing and social studies teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary. But its a lot of mental work, really. Now its all scheduling and training. Last years fth-graders will be at PSJE for another year be cause budget cuts consolidated the middle and high schools, meaning elementary schools are back to kindergarten through sixth grade. The junior/senior high schools serve students in grades seven-12. Fifthand sixth-graders at each elementary school will be on a subject-area schedule. This way the teachers can teach their areas of strength, PSJE Assistant Principal Jo Cle ments said. With another grade level to keep track of, Clements said a lot of creative scheduling, coordination Saying goodbye to summer, hello to fall By Tim Croft Star News Editor Aloha serves a dual function this weekend for Mexico Beach tourism ofcials. The Mexico Beach Community Development Council (CDC) is sponsoring Aloha Summer, Aloha Fall this weekend, two days in which to bid summer adieu ig nore temperatures, please and welcome the looming arrival of fall. Aloha serves both roles, as it means hello and goodbye in Ha waiian. The event was rst held last year and proved so popular it is vying with other events for a spot on the annual CDC events calen dar. We did this last year in Sep tember, said Kimberly Shoaf, ex ecutive director of the CDC. We wanted to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall. It was so success ful last year, and we are optimistic it will be successful this year, and we will include it in our annual events. We are ready for fall. The sunsets are prettier, the beaches a little more thinned out, though there are still plenty of visitors in the area. Funding for the event is aided by money from BP, which pro vided dollars to seven affected Florida counties for events to lure back visitors after last summers oil spill scare oil ultimately did not signicantly impact local coastlines. The focus of it was to try to entice people to come back before school starts, Shoaf said, noting that August is generally a soft month for tourist-related busi nesses as school systems crank up around the Southeast. This is a great event to come back to T IM CR OFT | The Star Mayor Mel Magidson unveils the plaque that will hang in Port St. Joe City Hall recognizing the accomplishments of city pioneer T.H. Stone. Below a number of Stones descendants attended last weeks dedication ceremony, which closed with a family photo. SPE CI A L TO T H E S T AR The Stainless Steel Band, here playing on the deck at the El Governor Motel during last years Aloha Summer, Aloha Fall festival, will be on hand to entertain again this year. 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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, August 11, 2011 This Saturday, August 13 th and cooperation are required to ensure each students needs are met. We have a whole new grade level this year, and were still registering two or three kids each day, Cle ments said. Were steady getting new students, which is wonderful. After teaching rst grade for nine years, Tonya Plair is ready to begin work as a fourth-grade teacher. She taught all but two of her new fourth-graders three years ago in the rst grade. Im excited to see the same group of kids again, Plair said as she attened the tape holding down a stu dents name tag on the small desk. Ive written each kids name abut nine times, Plair said, explaining that all of the books, cubbies and desks need to be labeled before the students walk in Monday. This year, both Port St. Joe Elementary and Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High are welcoming new principals to their faculties. Former district employee Sue Gannon will be leading PSJE this year, while Jer emy Knapp will be the new principal at Port St. Joe High School. Lori Price remains the principal at Wewahitchka Elementary, and Debbie Baxley remains principal at Wewahitchka Junior/Senior High. Knapp said the faculty has been busy working out scheduling kinks and train ing with new computer pro grams and technologies. PSJHS will be implement ing Student of the Month awards this year, recognizing outstanding students in two grade levels every month. I think the best thing is (for students) to come pre pared and ready to try new things, make new friends and meet new people, Knapp said. Dont be afraid to try something new. Knapp recently moved from Virginia to be a part of PSJHS. He said he has been blown away by the friendli ness and generosity of the community. He said he looks forward to meeting as many students and parents as possible. School starts Monday, Aug. 15. PSJE starts the day at 7:50 a.m. ET, with break fast offered at 7:30 a.m., and releases students at 2:35 p.m. The rst bell at PSJHS rings at 7:53 a.m. ET, and class begins at 8 a.m. School lets out at 3 p.m. Wewahitchka start times are the same but on Central Time. SCHOOL from page A1 VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Fourth-grade teacher Tonya Plair tapes down students name tags at Port St. Joe Elementary in preparation for the start of school. I think the best thing is (for students) to come prepared and ready to try new things, make new friends and meet new people. Jeremy Knapp, Port St. Joe High School principal Catholic Charities to distribute $3.5M in grants to N. Florida By S. Brady Calhoun Florida Freedom Newspapers P ANAMA CITY Help, and a lot of cash, is on the way to the Deep water Horizon oil spill victims in North Florida. Catholic Charities, a social ministry of the Catholic Church, has been selected by the Rock efeller Philanthropy Advisors to administer a $3.5 million fund that will assist local residents who were nancially, emotion ally or physically injured by the spill. The fund was created by an anonymous donation to the Rock efeller Philanthropy Advisors. The $3.5 million will go to pro grams that serve Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Oka loosa and Walton counties, of cials wrote in a news release. The objective of the Fund for Gulf Communities is especially important because strengthen ing our nonprot networks along with our communities will enable us to be much better equipped in the future to respond more rapidly and effectively to any challenges that may arise, said Mark Dufva, executive director of Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities of North west Florida will get $825,000 during the rst round of funding. The group will use the money for emergency assistance, nan cial literacy education and food pantry operations in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Panama City, and for the expansion of the Bridges to Circles poverty initia tive. The rst round will include a little more than $1.6 million, of cials wrote. Legal Services of North Flori da will get $200,000 for paralegals and attorney time to support in dividuals, chiey low-wage earn ers, and small businesses mak ing BP claims. The Families Count Host Homes Youth Initiative in Escam bia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties will get $100,000 to help teens who are not living at home complete high school. Pensacola State College will get $125,000 to help displaced workers complete GED or bach elors degree programs and get employed. The Perdido Bay Creek Tribe in Escambia County will get $130,000 for a green jobs initiative, and the Muscogee Tribe in Walton County will get $72,000 for emergency assistance and job preparation training for unemployed rural residents. The Hunger and Homeless Coali tion of Northwest Florida Inc. in Bay County will get more than $15,000. These organizations and sev eral others also will work with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advi sors, which will provide program guidance, technical assistance and monitoring support to re gional organizations, such as Catholic Charities. The Rockefeller group is a nonprot organization that cur rently advises on and manages more than $200 million in an nual giving, according to its web site. It is based in New York City and patterns itself after John D. Rockefeller Sr., who in 1891 be gan to professionally manage his philanthropy as if it were a busi ness.
Local The Star| A3 Thursday, August 11, 2011 the beach again before school. This years Aloha Sum mer, Aloha Fall begins at 8:30 p.m. CT on Friday night when Movie Under the Stars presents Lilo & Stitch, a movie for the whole family, at Under the Palms Park, just off Sev enth Street. The movie is free. People should not for get to bring their blankets and chairs, Shoaf said. The event hits the high notes Saturday night with a festival Luau Party at the El Governor Motel. There will be food, live music and entertainment beginning at 5 p.m. CT with the Stainless Steel Band out of Panama City, followed by local favorite Kevin Jacobs Band at 8 p.m. CT. Tickets to the Luau Party are $5 each and can be purchased at the Mexico Beach Welcome Center on the west end of town or at the door. Also, for any visitor stay ing at a Mexico Beach lodg ing establishment, tickets are part of the room price. The festival comes as beach collections in Mexico Beach are spiking up for the summer. June collections, Shoaf said, were up 4.51 percent from last year and up from 2008-09, a year not affected by the BP oil spill. The visitors are com ing back, Shoaf said. And I think we captured some from last year who typically stayed at beaches west of us, like Destin and Panama City Beach, and they came last year and just fell in love with area and beaches that are less crowded. July was crazy busy, so I am hopeful our numbers will be way up for July. We have mailed out a ton of vis itors packets this year. We have had an overwhelming response this year. And in many ways, the year is just getting under way. The annual Art and Wine Festival is looming, as is the popular Mexico Beach Articial Reef As sociation Kingsh Tourna ment, events which lure tourists from around the Southeast. And then the snowbirds will begin arriving, start ing the tourist calendar for another scal and calendar year. We love our snowbirds, Shoaf said. People, Natural Gas & Safety Digging? If you are planning to install a pool, fence or any other construction that requires digging on your property the law requires that you call Sunshine State One Call at 811 before digging. This will ensure that all underground utilities have been located. Check with your contractor before excavation because, as a home owner, you may be responsible for making that call. What Should You Know About Gas Odor? Natural gas doesnt normally have an odor. A substance is added by your natural gas company to give natural gas a rotten-egg smell should it escape. Become familiar with the smell. Should you detect this odor, it does not positively tell you that there is a gas leak: but this your gas company and have them investigate. What Can You Do To Reduce The Possibility Of An Accident? First keep the emergency phone number of your gas company handy. A good place to write this number is in the front of your Natural gas supplies vitally needed energy to thousands of homes, businesses and industries in Florida. Energy, whether it be in the form of gas, electricity, oil, water, etc., when uncontrolled can be dangerous. Even though a record of safe operations has been established over the years by the regulated gas industry, knowledge of the information contained in this ad can assist you in recognizing a potentially hazardous condition and take appropriate action to safeguard life and property. Why & Where? Natural gas is cleaner and cheaper than other forms of energy available for your home or business. Because many people use Natural Gas it is likely that you have a gas line on or near your property if you live in our service area. We have 2 types of lines that are both located underground. Main lines are located on the side of most roads and their purpose is to deliver the gas that is needed for a particular area. Service lines which are located on customer property and are used to feed gas to the customer from the main. phonebook along with other emergency telephone numbers such which should be done to improve safety as well as conserve energy are: 1. Teach children that they are not to play with any appliances in the home. 2. Clean the burners and have them checked for proper adjustment periodically. 3. Repairs, installations and removal work. 4. If lighting of an appliance is required. ALWAYS light match and hold at ignition point of burner before you turn on the gas. 5. Follow the manufacturers instructions for operation and care of gas appliances. 6. Never take a chance. If you think you smell gas, call your gas company. What Should Be Done If The Smell Of Gas Is Believed To Be Present? There are many possible conditions which could be encountered, thus i t instructions for every situation: The following examples provide general instructions which should assist: 1. If a slight odor is detected in a localized area or room of a buildingin the area; call the gas company immediately. 2. If a strong odor is detected in a do not operate electrical switches, however, do open windows and doors to ventilate the area (caution: dont turn on exhaust fans) leave the building and call the gas company. 3. If a strong odor is detected in a building and/or va hissing sound is heard-do not operate electrical switches, lights or other devices: do evacuate the building leaving exit doors open on your way out, warn persons to stay clear of the building company immediately from another location. 4. If the odor of gas is detected outside (in the yard, at the sidewalk, etc.)-immediately call the gas company. ST. JOE NATURAL GAS COMPANY 301 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL Phone 229-8216 www.stjoegas.com www.theappliancesolution.com Notice for Interested Contractors/ Request for Qualications (RFQ) Multi-Family Capital Area Community Action Agency has received federal funds for weatherizing Multi-Family units in Franklin and Gulf counties. Weatherization includes air inltration reduction, insulation, repair/replacement of doors and windows, lowow showerheads and compact uorescent light bulbs repair/replacement of heating/ cooling systems and water heaters. Work will begin October 1, 2011 and must be performed under the supervision of a state licensed contractor and is subject to DavisBacon requirements. Current contractors must re-apply. A Pre-BID conference will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011, 1:00pm-3:00pam at the Franklin Promise Community Room, 192 14th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Apalachicola, FL. The RFQ is due no later than 5:00pm, Monday, August 29, 2011. To attend the Pre-BID conference, request an RFQ, or for more information, contact Mecarlo Richardson or Debbie Mabry, (850) 222-2043, fax (850) 270-9561, or email@example.com. SPECIAL TO T HE STAR Hawaiian dancers will also be part of the fun on Saturday night. GOODBYE from page A1 Health Department to conduct health needs surveys Star Staff Report The Gulf County Health Department recently launched a countywide health needs assessment, and community feedback is needed. Community members are invited to complete surveys and discuss their thoughts on the quality of health care and many other topics available in Gulf County. Please choose from one of the following two locations: Friday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET at the Cape San Blas Fire Station, 7590 Cape San Blas Road Monday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET at the Overstreet Fire Station, 580 Palmetto Drive. Complimentary refreshments will be served all day each day.
Opinion A4 | The Star Thursday, August 11, 2011 My two youngest children had gone to a friends house to play ashlight tag. When reading the various versions of how this game is played, one will note that there is always a requirement for a large area thats not too hazardous. My children always come back from these ashlight adventures bleeding, thus, Im not sure they play by the same directions as I have read. At about 11 p.m., I headed out to pick them up. Summertime means that they can stay out a little later on ashlight tag nights. Im sure the neighbors dont appreciate it. As I was about half way down the stairs from the second story deck, I heard a big thump. It was the back storm door. Then I heard galloping down the stairs behind me. It was dark. It was Doolittle, my 90 pound Standard Poodle. He wasnt interested in playing ashlight tag; he was interested in the ride to pick up my youngest teenagers. He knew what would happen. He knew I was going by myself to pick them up. Doolittle jumped in the backseat of the white Suburban and waited for me to start the car. He knew what I would do, I am predictable. I started the car and rolled down the windows on each side, so that Doolittle would have his choice of which one to hang out. This still wasnt the reason he wanted to go. He enjoys hanging his head out the window, but there is something he enjoys more. As I backed out of my driveway and started the Suburban forward, I did it. He knew I would do it. It was the reason he rammed his way out the back door, hustled down the stairs and leaped into the backseat of the car. I hit the power button on the radio, pushed CD and went directly to the third song. I dug through the $5 bin at Walmart to nd it (this one anyway, Ive had many). We were listening to The Best Of Barry White. More than that, we were going to listen to Cant Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe, over and over. He knew we would. As the song starts I can just picture Barry talking low, strolling the stage and sweating. Hes probably wearing something silk, satin or crushed velvet. I picture the material as something worthy of being curtains in the nest of hotels. It might actually be the material from the curtains of the nest hotels. Doolittle starts pacing from the left window to the right window, sticking his head out and enjoying Barry White. I look back at him in the backseat, he looks at me. In his eyes, I see what he is saying. Doolittle says Thats what Im talking about. We are both happy. Im driving very slowly. Were in a white Suburban with the windows down playing Barry White at 11 p.m. We dont care what people think. The fellow that shot Ronald Reagan walks around my neighborhood in broad daylight, we feel safe playing Barry with the windows down late at night. Then Barry gets to the part where he says: What kind of love is this that youre givin me? Is it in your kiss or just because youre sweet? Doolittle steps onto the center console between the two front seats and licks my face. Im not sure this is the kind of kiss Barry was talking about, but for us, it is perfect. When I think about it, Doolittle does look a lot like Barry White. The next time Im in a ne hotel, I might check out the curtains. Doolittle would look good in purple crushed velvet and an imitation leopard skin collar. We killed some time missing the turn and turning around in the pool parking lot, my daughter calls and asks if Im coming to pick them up. I told her that I was on the way, and then she asked Whats taking you so long? I did my best Barry White in answering my daughters question. I said Girl, I dont know why. I heard her say in the background, Oh no, hes listening to Barry White. Who are you looking for? A man? A woman? A 90-pound Standard Poodle? Dont give up. Oh, some things I cant get used to. No matter how I try That was fast. The summer comes to an abrupt end Monday for nearly 2,000 county school students as they head back to class and a different landscape. Budget constraints and years of declining enrollment have forced the district to consolidate and restructure. Former Superintendent of Schools Tim Wilder is now beaming from the TV during commercials for the Dothan, Ala., City Schools and the administrative ofce is what could be charitably characterized as in a state of uidity. The most signicant change is the consolidation of the middle and high schools and the moving of sixth grades back to elementary schools. There is a new principal at Port St. Joe High School, a new principal at Port St. Joe Elementary School, new, though familiar, faces at the district ofce and some classrooms, and an acting superintendent operating dayto-day with the interim tag hanging over her head. And that should be put to an end by Gov. Rick Scott. As was stated in this space when Sara Joe Wooten, the assistant superintendent for instruction, was appointed acting superintendent by the Gulf County School Board, the governor should make that decision ofcial and, as the school year dawns, in short order. Wilder submitted his letter of resignation more than two months ago and while there is no time mandate for the governor to make an appointment, the arrival of a school year begs for a resolution. The district should not have to operate with folks looking over their shoulder, their breaths held for a decision on a political appointment for the job that oversees day-to-day district operations. As was stated two months ago, this is no place for a political appointment in any case, but certainly not with the school year arriving. Elected superintendents are a distinct minority across the country Florida is nearly evenly divided between districts that have elected or appointed superintendents. And it would be hard to nd anybody with the skill set, institutional knowledge, expertise and mindset for putting children rst in decision-making than Wooten, making her the appropriate choice for appointment. The unknown, though, provides unneeded stress at a time that is stressful enough. Between the budget cuts, the departure of Wilder, the uncertainty about Mexico Beach students and in which county they would be permitted to attend school, this has already been a summer of heat and humidity inside the district ofces. It has been a difcult short summer of great change for a small district, a challenging summer that should end with some resolution about the superintendents title, and the removal of any interim or acting tag. School board members were unanimous in their support of Wooten and state lawmakers Rep. Jimmy Patronis and State Sen. Bill Montford, the latter of a former school superintendent, expressed support for that decision. That should be all the politics pumped into what should be an apolitical position. Let those who aspire to the job seek it at the ballot box when the election cycle comes around next year. Until then, the school system should be move ahead with the structure in place. But it is a structure that is in reality ephemeral and the school board should be taking a proactive approach over the next year in addressing a series of connected issues. The preeminent one is the budget because the picture becomes bleaker starting with the 2012-13 scal year, when the one-cent additional operating levy approved by voters more than three years ago sunsets unless renewed by voters. And in this economic environment renewal seems a long-shot, at best. Several funding components the additional mill levy, federal jobs money and federal stimulus dollars did much to prop the bottom line the past several years but those streams have already dried up or will soon. Budgeting has become more complicated, particularly with a state legislature where so much of the budget is put in place acting Scrooge-like with education funding. The equation is further complicated due to the reality that consolidation of the middle and high schools, effectively returning schools to a similar physical footprint as 25 years ago, seems just the beginning of a future requiring further consolidation. The math is stark the district can not afford much longer the luxury of operating two essentially separate school systems 22 miles apart while enrollment continues to decline. The model, as they say in business, is unsustainable. Whether school ofcials are late to the table or not on the issue, it is not be too late to pull off consolidation through long-range planning and money management because, bluntly, consolidation is fast becoming a matter of survival if the district is to offer the course selection and paths ahead that todays students must and should have given the changing demands and pace of the workplace. School board members should, nally, be examining a move to an appointed superintendent, an individual that will, like Wooten, carry out the boards mandates without competing elected politics being involved. The next year is really a trial run, a pilot project in how a district operates with the sometimes diverging politics and agendas of superintendent and board members removed; how a district can succeed with a superintendents eyes trained solely on the classrooms of the county. As the school year begins there are lessons to be learned for the public schools and all those who advocate for them. Could be aunt May White is right Keyboard KLATTERINGS Cant get enough School bells sound again TIM CROFT Star news editor My preacher has spent the better part of a month on a series of expository sermons relating to Hell. He has assured us repeatedly that it is real and that it is going to be a lot hotter than the weather we have been experiencing the last few weeks. I usually always agree with everything he says; especially that part about where the wives submit to their husbands. But Im not so sure about this Hell thing I dont see how it can get much hotter! Weve heard for years about those city sidewalks frying eggs. I didnt believe that until just recently. Cathy sat our groceries down on the porch to unlock the side door and before she could get the key out the butter ran down the steps. An onion sauted. Bacon sizzled. And two bags of Orville Redenbacher popped! I have to take bottled water to make it to the work shed behind the house. I ran a few miles the other evening and spots began dancing in my eyes before I got to 10th Street. A giant bear ran out of the bushes and jumped on my back as I cut through the post ofce parking lot. My breathing became heavy, my legs were running in molasses. I passed out down in front of the Ace Hardware store. Cathy walked out to the mailbox and back and lost six pounds. I immediately sent her back. Al Gore might be smarter than we have credited him. Global warming is one thing but this latest thermal attack has about gotten out of hand! Daddy decried years ago that those space ships poking holes in the ionosphere are going to have a lasting effect. Aunt May White believed evil spirits could take control of the summer solstice. Is the earth moving closer to the sun? Maybe the Devil opened the front door to let a few congressmen in. It didnt used to be this hot. Wed meet in the middle of summer down at the old baseball eld by the pajama factory. There was not a tree in sight. Heat waves would be shimmering off W. Locust Avenue. The grassless ineld was hard as a brickbat. Wed normally play somewhere between 81 innings or dark, whichever came rst. Id get home with dirt rings piled three rows deep under my neck. The sun had roasted our skin to a golden fare-the-well. Sweat streaks rippled across our faces. And most of our noses were just a shade lighter than Rudolphs. But hot! Shoot no. We never noticed the temperature. Maybe it just wasnt as hot back then. Or maybe your internal thermometer percolates to a different beat if you are under 20. We left the weather complaining to the men gathered up on the square for the morning checker games. If it got too hot wed mosey over to the swimming pool and take a dip. Roe Alexander had one side of his Twin Pools that would be pumped out of the ground that morning. It was so cold it would take your breath away! We chilled for hours to the sounds of The Coasters or Little Richard belting out of those twin loudspeakers Mr. Roe had thoughtfully placed beneath the high diving board. We didnt have the luxury of air conditioning. And it didnt matter. Its hard to miss something youve never had! The Park Theatre was the only place that I can remember that had a built in cooling system. And it was OK. I guess. But the temperature in that old building was always secondary to Roy, Gene or Hoppy saving the helpless young girl from back east from a ruthless land schemer. Mr. Adams operated an ice house down by Brush Brothers Milling Company. When we were young hed let us stand in the door and soak up some of the cool. And hed always chip off a piece of ice for us to suck on as we dallied back up toward town. We made an art of sitting on the steps of Woodrow Kennons store and passing a cold Root Beer around. Pat Houstons Grocery had an overhang out front that provided plenty of shade. We got a little older and discovered Franks Dairy Bar. It was a melting pot in an altogether different vein. Cold cokes, loud music and pretty girls, as long as the heat didnt frizzle our attops, we were good to go! We were relationship hunting. You get your mind occupied with important matters and the temperature pales in comparison. At least, thats the way it used to be. But, let me tell you, this last month has been off the charts. It is just plain out hotter than it has ever been. Any fool can see that! Maybe as you age some of your heat shields y off. It could be living in that all-time air conditioning has weakened our immune system. I dont see how we can blame this one on the Democrats. It wont help to cry foul or adjust our setsthe pot is already boiling! I feel like Im in a James Bond movie where, for once, 007 didnt get there in time to save the planet! Listen, if we go into an Indian summer, people are going to start foaming at the mouth and howling at the moon! And that brings me back to my preacher. You dont suppose he is right about Hell being a hundred times hotter than what we are experiencing? If that be the case, Im going to start paying more attention to his how to get to Heaven sermons. Its too hot down here to take a chance! Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. 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S HARE Y O U R OPINION S Letters A5 | The Star Thursday, August 11, 2011 Letters By Ed McAteer Contributing Writer At the close of World War II, just following the surrender of the Japanese on board the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, the late General Douglas MacArthur said, Men since the beginning of time have sought peace. Various methods through the ages have been attempted to devise an international process to prevent or settle disputes between nations military alliances, balances of powers, leagues of nations, all in turn have failed, leaving the only path to be by the crucible of war. The utter destructiveness of war now blots out this alternative. We have had our last chance. Years ago when the Soviet Union was strong, the Japanese were asked whom they feared the most. They answered they feared Russia the most militarily, but they feared America the most culturally. They had good cause. Today, the Japanese society is soaked with Americas vile culture. Our culture is destroying us and other nations morally and spiritually. Does humanity become better or worse as we continue to gather all the scientic knowledge, which makes it possible for a few men to possess tremendous power? Are the results we see from decisions and actions from world leaders seemingly correct? MacArthur believed our world had had its last chance to wage a major war and to end it short of the annihilation of humankind. However, he did see a solution to the worlds problem of survival to be a renewing of mans spirit that is, an improvement of his character and human nature. Even former President Dwight Eisenhower realized that humanity had nally achieved the ability to destroy itself. Both men considered the problem of the world to be theological. World leaders and scientists today share this, are frightened, and warn us that man has the means to commit the suicide of the human race. Humanity has chosen to travel down a self-destructive path, rejected the revealed knowledge of God, and is now facing the consequences of those decisions. In 1961, President John Kennedy warned a hushed United Nations Assembly: Mankind must stop waror war will stop mankind. Human nature comes with baggage; like pride, vanity, jealousy, lust, and greed, thought by many world leaders as the frontline causes of war. The way we live is causing our troublelled days. Cut loose from God and understanding his word, mans misguided scientic and technological genius has led him to the brink of self-annihilation. Are we are living in a time where men do have the power to erase all life from this Earth? Yes. Although many governments have promised peace, do their leaders know the way to peace? Obviously, humanity has only brought us closer to the brink of total destruction. Change this, change that, but can leaders change human nature? No. The past has proven that man, left to him, is incapable of effecting this change. Throughout history, negotiations for peace have always been accompanied and supported by vigorous preparations for war. What is the answer? An accurate appraisal of mans only hope for survival appeared in a leading U.S. newsmagazine several years ago. It indicated the view-gaining acceptance among government ofcials is that tensions and world problems are fast becoming too deep-seated to be solved except by a strong hand from someplace. I have a theory about that. The Bible tells us that God is going to send Jesus again, this time to save us from ourselves, and to establish the government of God on Earth. He will not allow the misguided genius of man to destroy all life on this planet. Isaiah 40:10 reads, Behold, the Lord God will come with a strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him God will intervene in world affairs. Global events happening today easily convince we are in these latter days, or end times, and our human nature is nothing but rebellious. Jesus foretold the events to occur before His Second Coming in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. Be concerned, they are many deceivers calling themselves ministers and claiming to be the servants of Christ. Many are servants while others only want status, money, or both. This is troubling. Are we in the beginning of sorrows time? Christ told that famine, disease, pestilence, earthquakes, and other distractions of nature would occur and take a toll on human life. Beside war, we see these every day. To escape the catastrophic world troubles prophesied in the Bible, we must watch world events as they are happening and pray daily to be accounted worthy to escape. Thanks to all at Sacred Heart Dear Editor: I would like to thank Dr. Richard Brunner and his staff at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf for the quick response when I arrived at the hospital with an appendix about to burst on July 18. The staff was so good with their service and their assistance to both me and my family. They were all excellent and I appreciate everything they did. I was lucky. If I had to go to Panama City the appendix would have likely burst on me. I appreciate everything they did for me. They saved my life. John Pops Garner Howard Creek LETTER TO THE EDITOR Gen. MacArthur was rightwe have had our last chance By Jason Alderman Youre probably weary of being reminded to take precautions against identity theft, but heres a wrinkle you may not have considered: Identity thieves have broadened their reach by harvesting childrens dormant Social Security numbers (SSNs) and using them to illegally obtain jobs, credit accounts, mortgages or car loans and much worse. Many victims have no inkling anything is amiss until they later apply for a student loan, bank account, job or apartment and are turned down because of poor credit history. Some families have even been hounded by collection agencies or served with arrest warrants because the debts or criminal activities thieves executed were so extreme. Theres no completely foolproof way to protect your childs identity, but here are some precautions to take: Although its tempting to simply not register your children for SSNs until they turn 18, but thats not practical in todays world. For one thing, children need one if you want to claim them as dependents on your taxes. They also might need one if you want to obtain medical coverage or government services for them or open bank accounts or savings bonds in their name. Most parents register their children for SSNs at the same time they apply for birth certicates at the hospital. If you wait until later to apply, you must provide proof of your childs U.S. citizenship, age and identity, as well as proof of your own identity. Because each persons SSN is unique, its not uncommon for schools, healthcare providers, insurance companies and others to require that parents provide one as an identication tool. However, dont be afraid to ask: Why do they need an SSN is there a legal requirement and if so, what is it? Will they accept alternative identication? What will happen if you dont disclose it? Will they agree not to use the SSN as your childs personal identication number on correspondence, account statements or ID cards? Warning signs your childs personal data might have been compromised include: Preapproved credit account offers Calls from collection agencies, creditors or government agencies Youre denied opening a bank account in their name because one already exists with the same SSN They are denied credit, employment, a drivers license or college enrollment for unknown or credit-related reasons There may be legitimate reasons why your child is receiving credit offers. For example, if you opened a college fund or they enrolled in a frequent yer program However, if you strongly suspect an identity theft has been committed, you can: File a police report and keep a copy as proof of the crime Contact the fraud units at the three major credit bureaus for instructions: Equifax (800-525-6285), Experian (888-397-3742) and TransUnion (800-680-7289). Notify the Federal Trade Commission (877-438-4338). Their Identity Theft site at www.ftc.gov contains information on fraud alerts, credit freezes, working with police and much more. Ask Social Security (800772-1213) whether anyone has reported income using your childs SSN. Search Identity Theft at www.ssa. gov for information. Contact the IRS Identity Protection Unit (800-980-4490). Bottom line: Use the same precautions with your childs personal information as you do with your own and make sure you know the warning signs and what to do if its compromised. Protecting your children from identity thieves
The Star Outdoors E-mail outdoors news to email@example.com More coverage online at www.star.com Corner of Marina Drive next to Piggly Wiggly Port St. Joe, FL www.BWOsh.com Everything for your Outdoor Adventure SCALLOPS ARE GETTING BIG! S EE U S F OR ALL Y O U R SCALLOPING NEE D S W E H A V E SNOR K ELING GEAR D I V E F LAGS D I V E BAGS WATER SOC K S GLO V ES SCALLOP K NI V ES H ATS AN D S U NTAN LOTION EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A GREAT DAY! Page A6 Thursday August 11 I heard Winston Chester make a statement that just about sums up the outdoor opportunities in this area. He said we had had one of the most successful snapper seasons we have ever had in modern times, and now we are experiencing one of the best scallop seasons ever. We still have some people grumbling because the snapper season was too short, but more people caught more big red snapper this year than ever. There will be a Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting this month in Texas and word is it might discuss a fall snapper season. We can only wait. This heat is making shing almost impossible unless you go at night, and then the temperature is in the 80s. Amberjack season came in last week, but again, going in the middle of the day is difcult to do. Speckled trout: The bite is good if you know where to go. The boys I know who do are catching some nice ones on live bait. Their favorite bait is pigsh. Im not really sure what the attraction is with pigsh, but I know it cant be their appearance. A choffer is a much better looking, but pigsh is what they prefer. Speckled trout shermen will tell you it is the grunting sound the pigsh makes. If that is true, someone should be able to fabricate a pigsh call sort of like a deer grunt. Probably would work about as well. A good bet for speckled trout is to go to St. Joe Bay on the west bank and sight sh for them. I would cast net some menhaden or small choffers and either get someone to pole the boat or use an electric motor and ease along as slowly as possible. If the water is clear, stay in about three feet and you will see them long before they see you. Simply ip a menhaden a few feet on the other side of the sh as to not scare it and ease it in front of his nose and hold on. Works every time. Hooked on Outdoors SPECIAL TO FLORIDA FREEDOM Gabriel Hall, 8, reeled in a 35-pound white tip shark while shing with Capt. John Black in St. Andrews Bay. HOOK & HARVE S T Scott Lindsey Outdoor Writer captainlindsey @knology.net SPECIAL TO FLORIDA FREEDOM Zane Plumb caught and released a red snapper during a recent trip near Destin. By Frank Sargeant firstname.lastname@example.org Flounder look like a sh not quite nished. They appear to be a standardissue critter split in half, with a at, featureless underside thats good for nothing but resting on bottom. And indeed, thats just how a ounder operates. Its the beauty of its odd design, and of all in the atsh family. Flounder are a Panhandle favorite when it comes to table sh. What they lack in ghting ability, they make up in availability; get in the right spot at the right time and capturing the legal limit of 10 sh 12 inches or more is possible in an hour. Of course, nding that right spot is the issue, as in all shing. Panhandle ounder move around with the seasons; from now through the rst severe cold front in November or December, the easiest place to nd them likely is to be inside the major bays, in the lower end of the larger rivers and around the passes to the Gulf. When it gets cold, theres a rapid migration seaward, with thousands of the atsh settling on reefs and hard bottom off the beaches. And the passes can produce great action when the sh are outbound in fall and inbound in spring. Bob Sykes Cut through St. George Island is one of the most famous ounder spots in Florida. The jetties at Destin Inlet can be great, as well. Wherever you sh for ounder, the best way to catch them is with live baits; shrimp, killish (bull minnows), small sardines or nger mullet. These can be free-lined around oyster bars and reedy shorelines, or weighted and shed in potholes in places such as Destin Harbor or holes and drops in east St. Andrew Bay. Numerous creek mouths on the east end of Choctawhatchee Bay where the Choctawhatchee River splits into delta country all can be good best on outgoing tides as are the numerous small rivers owing into East Bay at Apalachicola. Every bridge spanning the sounds and bays throughout the region can be productive. Fish the ledge where shallow water drops to deep on the bottom of the low tide in these areas. Flounder readily take articial lures, just not quite so readily as live bait. Lures which resemble shrimp are the favorite: the DOA 4-inch plastic shrimp is hard to beat when dragged slowly down the drop-off of a pass or the edge of a at. Many anglers offer a combo-platter; a half-ounce bucktail jig tipped with a live killish or a fresh-cut shrimp tail can be just the ticket when the sh are on the near-shore reefs in winter. Some old-time Panhandle anglers troll weedless spoons around the oyster bars on high tide to nd ounder concentrations. Its a tactic that seems counter-intuitive, running the outboard over the sh in shallow water, but it can be highly productive in late October. Flounder feed by lying at on the bottom, sometimes under a light coating of sand that is ipped over themselves. When a baitsh or shrimp comes close enough, they lunge out and grab it. Thus, the strikes can be fairly explosive. Thats about the peak of the excitement, though. They often settle right back to bottom after they grab a bait, and anglers new to ounder shing may assume they missed the sh because its not moving. Keep the pressure on and youll soon pull the reluctant creature to the boat. The ght is somewhat akin to reeling in a pie plate as their jaws are not strong, so its a good idea to net the larger ones to make sure they wind up in the ice chest. Another interesting way to collect a ounder dinner is peaking right now. Flounder gigging in the shallows of St. Andrew Bay is highly productive in August, September and early October. Flat-bottomed boats with powerful lights rigged on the bow illuminate the water ahead as the rig eases along in depths of 1 to 2 feet. The angler stands on the bow with a long-handled gig, and when the round, shadowy shape of a ounder appears in the lights, the gig does the job. Capt. James Pic of Destin specializes in this tactic, and you can check www.jp2sh.com for details. When the sh move outside after the rst cold front, Capt. Blake Nelson out of Destin has their number. He shes a halfounce jig with a plastic uke tail on hard bottom areas within a mile of the beach and frequently brings in limit catches. Learn more at www.captainblake.com. Floundering around Panhandle flatfish seem made to fit a plate R AY M ARKAM A N D FRA N K SARGEA N T Flounder shing is great inside Panhandle bays from now through the rst cold front in fall. Many sh move off the beaches when inside waters chill in November, experts say. TOP : This 4-pound whopper ounder took a jig rigged with a swimmer tail to be brought aboard. Freshwater King sh, wahoo and Mahi continue to be found. Look for weed line or debris to troll around. Flat lining live hardtail is the ticket for big Kings. Red grouper and Amberjack have been fun, nd live bottom or some structure and DROP. Gag grouper to re-open Sept. 16. Lots of B-liner and vermillion snapper cut bait and small live baits will do the trick. Inshore Offshore Scalloping has been a blast the past few weeks. Tarpon are good when you nd them with live mullet and pin sh. Trout and redsh bite is best early in the morning. Look for grass ats and sandy holes. Look for Spanish and smaller king sh in deeper water with live drift bait or even shallow running jerk bait. Freshwater has been bringing in nice cats and big bream. Good reports from Wetappo Creek using devils horse for nice bass. Catsh are loving shrimp or chicken liver in Howard Creek. Not much happening in Depot Creek, but you can nd some shell cracker if you look. SPONSORED B Y
PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SP O RT S www.starfl.com A Section PUBLIC NOTICE A Public Hearing will held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) Special Meeting on Tuesday August 30, 2011 at 4:00 P.M. EST, and at the City Commission Regular Meeting on Tuesday September 6, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. EST. Both Public Hearings will be held in the Centennial Building at 2201 Centennial Dr., Port St. Joe, Fl, 32456. The Public Hearing will be to dicuss and act on the following: Development Order Request for 521 Premier Dr. Northwest Florida Renew able Energy Center, LLC. Parcel #: 04269-002R S 25 & 36 T 7 R 11 47.501 AC M/L 4 PARCELS; 1768 FF ON US CANAL ORB 87/820 FR ST JOE LD & DEV, ALSO 150 FF ON US CANAL FR CITY IN ORB 88/550; ORB 87/1092 BEING 2.144 AC M/L FR CITY & ORB 148/434-436 FR GULF CO. FL ORB 306/151 CA FR ST JOE TIMBERLAND CO LLC ORB 306/154 FR MATERIAL TRAN SFER INC MAP 49A Interested perons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments to the Planning and Development Review Board, 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at Building Department at 1002 10th Street, Port St. Joe, Fl, 32456. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Jim Anderson, City Clerk at (850) 229-8261 Ext 113. VARIANCE N OTICE T he City of Port St. Joe Planning and Development Review Board will hold a Special Meeting to discuss a Request for a Variance on August 16, 2011, 4:00 EST, at the City Fire Station 402 Williams Avenue for James L & Carol E Erwin located at 1911 Juniper Avenue, Parcel #05661-000R. The reason for the request is a proposed Garage to be built on the South-East side of the property behind the existing wood privacy fence. The proposed plans can be reviewed at the Build ing Department located at 1002 10th Street and can be reached for questions at (850) 229-1093. A ll persons are invited to attend this meeting. A ny person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Planning and Development R eview Board with respect to any matter considered at said meeting will need to record of the proceedings, and for such purpose many need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. T he Planning and R eview Board of the C ity of Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a verbatim record of this meeting. IN ACCOR D ANCE W IT H T H E A M ERICAN S W IT H D I S A B I L ITIE S ACT persons needing special accommodations to participate in these proceedings should contact Jim Anderson, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall, (850) 229-8261 Thursday, August 11, 2011 Page 7 Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High School Sept. 2 at Wewahitchka Sept. 9 Bozeman at Shark Stadium Sept. 23 at Blountstown Sept. 30 at Holmes County Oct. 7 Franklin County at Shark Stadium Oct. 14 at Rocky Bayou Christian Oct. 21 at FAMU Oct. 28 West Gadsden at Shark Stadium Nov. 4 Liberty County at Shark Stadium Nov. 11 Sneads at Shark Stadium Wewahitchka Junior/Senior High School Sept. 2 Port St. Joe at Gator Field Sept. 9 Vernon at Gator Field Sept. 16 at Robert F. Munroe Sept. 30 Franklin County at Gator Field Oct. 7 at Graceville Oct. 14 at Tallahassee John Paul II Oct. 21 Sneads at Gator Field Oct. 28 Bozeman at Gator Field Nov. 11 at West Gadsden Port St. Joe Junior/ Senior High School Aug. 29 at Bay High Sept. 6 Rutherford Sept. 13 at West Gadsden Sept. 15 at Liberty County Sept. 19 at Wewahitchka Sept. 20 at Blountstown Sept. 21 East Gadsden Sept. 26 at Rutherford Sept. 27 Franklin County Sept. 29 Liberty County Oct. 4 Blountstown Oct. 5 West Gadsden Oct. 10 at Tallahassee Rickards Oct. 11 at Franklin County Oct. 13 at East Gadsden Oct. 19 Bay High Oct. 20 Wewahitchka (Dig Pink event) Oct. 25-27 District playoffs Football sign-ups Football excitement is in the air. After a lockout that seemed to last forever, the National Football League is practicing. College programs are dreaming of national championships, the Port St. Joe High School Tiger Sharks are on the eld, and Gene Rafeld Football sign-ups are this Saturday. This will be a big year for youth football in Port St. Joe. The GRFL coaches just completed a clinic provided by the Tiger Shark coaching staff. The result will be even better coaching from staffs that are already the best in the Big Bend League. So that our sixthgrade players will have a place to play, and to give seventh-grade students a choice, we once again have a Buccaneers team. The Jaguars, a team that has won more championships over the past decade than all its competitors put together, will be going for a threepeat. The Dolphins, who last year were just a win away from a Super Bowl berth, will settle for nothing less. The sign-ups will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the usual place, the Fire House on Williams Avenue. Please bring a fee of $50, evidence of health insurance and a copy of the applicants birth certicate. Each player must have a physical exam before playing. We would suggest that this be done before registration so that a doctors release is with applicants when they sign up. Equipment distribution will be done immediately after registration, so the player must be present. To supply proud parents with a video record of their young players achievements, the teams will have DVDs available for each game. A donation of $45 will get each players parent a DVD for every game, including the Jamboree, regularseason games and the Super Bowl. Single game DVDs will be $10. If you have any questions about this program or are interested in coaching or helping out in any way, please call Mal Parrish at 227-9540 or Dona Sander at 2274839. Cheerleader sign-ups Cheerleader sign-ups for the Gene Rafeld Football League will be held four days this month at the Port St. Joe Fire Station. Sign-ups will take place from 2-4 p.m. ET on Aug. 20, 5-7 p.m. ET on Aug. 25-26 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 27. Cost for sign-up is $80 and includes a full uniform. Please bring your child to sign-up to ensure proper tting for the cheerleader uniform. For any questions or more information, call Mary Carew at 227-8157. Star Staff ReportsTIM CR OFT | The StarHigh school players on both ends of the county began formal football practice Monday with an eye toward the opening of play later this month. By mandate from acting Superintendent of Schools Sara Joe Wooten, practice at Port St. Joe Junior/Senior High this photo is from spring practice was to begin each day at 6 p.m. ET because of the heat. Wewahitchka coach Todd Lanter adopted that practice regimen last year because of hot, muggy conditions. Fall practices will culminate in jamborees, Port St. Joe hosting Cottondale at 7:30 p.m. ET on Aug. 26, and Wewahitchka at Blountstown at 7 p.m. CT on Aug. 25. PSJ volleyball tryouts Aug. 15-16 Star Staff Report Port St. Joe Junior/ Senior High School volley ball is in full swing. Practice began Mon day. Team tryouts will be conducted on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 15-16, begin ning at 3:30 p.m. ET. The prospective team players have been working hard at conditioning the past three weeks. With seven return ing starters from last year, the coaches are optimis tic about a good season. Coach Wayne Taylor feels that having a combination Jr./Sr. high team presents its challenges but believes that the benet of being able to draw from a larger pool of talent outweighs the challenges. The team is also, for the third consecutive year, working with the Side-Out Foundation to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness. Through the outstanding support from the community, the team has been able to donate more than $1,000 in each of the previous years. Our goal this year is $1,500. Please check out the Support our Dig Pink initiative link at http:// psjhs.gulf.k12..us for in formation about how can help. The Dig Pink match this year will be a home match on Oct. 20. The Ti ger Sharks will be hosting Wewahitchka that evening, and it will also be Senior Night. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to this important cause. See you in the Dome. As always, thanks to the community for their sup port and players prac tice has begun. Gulf/Franklin youth soccer fall registration Star Staff Report Port St. Joe Youth Soccer registration for the fall season will be held Thursday and Friday, Aug. 18-19, from 5-7 p.m. ET, Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon ET, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 25-26, from 5-7 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the STAC House. The STAC House is on Eighth Street in Port St. Joe. Boys and girls ages 4-14 (or eighth grade) are invited to play soccer. Players must be at least 4 before Aug. 1 in order to play. Bring a copy of your childs birth certicate to the registration. No experience is necessary. Registration fee is $60 per player; sponsor fee is $300 per team. Coaches, referees and sponsors are needed. Please sign up at the time of reg istration. For more information, call Mike Lacour at 774-6446 or email lacour6@ gtcom.net. FOOTBALL SCHEDULES FOOTBALL PRACTICE KICKS OFF VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Gene Rafeld SIGN-UPS
Local A8 | The Star Thursday, August 11, 2011 commissioners to extend the hours, adding that most bars within the city limits cater to lo cals. We are losing money to Gulf and Bay counties, Butler said. The extra hours would give bars more business and the city more revenue. The extra hours would also benet stores that sell packaged alcohol and local taxi service, Butler said. Blake Rish of the Haughty Heron said 90 percent of his cus tomers were city residents, and at 12 oclock, we are sending them out of town. Rish said that when his bar has a special event involving paying for a band, he just be gins to break even at midnight. The additional two hours could be the difference between prot and loss. Rish also noted that under city ordinance, come New Years Eve, his bar must be cleared by 12:01 a.m. He added that keeping peo ple from driving out of the city to another establishment would surely be safer on the stretch of U.S. Highway 98 between the city and the nearest bar at the county line. I think it would be safer for the community; there would be less time on the road, Rish said. To extend the citys hours to match the countys permitted hours for alcohol sales, commis sioners must amend the citys alcohol ordinance. Given advertising and pub lic comment requirements, the soonest commissioners could provide nal approval of the amended ordinance would be the second meeting of Septem ber. They voted unanimously last week during their regular bi monthly meeting to have the city attorney proceed with draft ing the revised ordinance. Were talking about an extra two hours and keeping people off the road, Commissioner Bo Patterson said. I dont see a problem. Mayor Mel Magidson cau tioned commissioners that they were likely to hear from constit uents on the issue in the coming weeks, just as the board heard from residents over Sunday al cohol sales. It will be another battle, I am sure, Magidson said. Its an is sue that creates a lot of passion on both sides. Gulf Pines Hospital Commissioner Rex Buzzett urged his fellow commission ers to strongly consider taking possession of the old Gulf Pines Hospital property with the pur pose of selling the property, de veloped or not. Buzzett suggested the city do one of two things: 1) Sell the hospital property as is with deed covenants establishing a time line for the purchaser to bring the building down and clean the property or 2) Tear it down, plat the property, and sell the cleaned property. I think the city can come out a good deal ahead on this, Buzzett said, particularly, he added, with the Internal Rev enue Service taking a relatively reasonable position in a federal lawsuit that involves the prop erty, as indicated by the city at torney. A court-appointed receiver for the hospitals lender, Medical Capital, agreed six weeks ago to fund a phase one environmental assessment of the property. That assessment found asbestos but did not nd signicant additional contamination to make the twoacre property eligible for grants under a browneld development program. The grants would have funded the tearing down and cleanup, the cost of which is estimated at $10,000. With diminishing odds on grant funding, commissioners now have 40 days or so to notify the receiver that the city is ei ther dropping out of the federal lawsuit against Medical Capital the citys interests are the hospital and land or taking deed to the land. The IRS, City Attorney Tom Gibson has indicated, is will ing to work with the city on how much the IRS would ask to settle its claim to the land, part of its effort to collect back taxes and interest owed by Medical Capital. Commissioners have yet to take nal action regarding the property, which has been dor mant and decaying since the state shuttered the hospital more than six years ago. Golf carts and trafc signals The city has submitted a re vised plan for providing greater access to downtown and the Port St. Joe Marina for golf cart users. City staff have been working with the Florida Department of Transportation on providing crossings of State Road 71 and U.S. Highway 98 golf carts are banned from those roadways by state law into downtown and the marina beyond. FDOT inspectors were in town last month and suggested Reid Avenue for the crossing of State 71 and First Street for the crossing of U.S. 98. The city re vised its original recommenda tions which included crossing points of Woodward Avenue for State 71, and Fifth Street/71 for U.S. 98 and resubmitted its application. A nal answer from FDOT should come in October. FDOT inspectors also sug gested additional No turn on red signage on the trafc arm for motorists entering the in tersection of U.S. 98, Marina Cove and First Street from First Street. They also suggested bar riers to prevent motorists exit ing the Port City Shopping Cen ter directly onto U.S. 98 from making an illegal left turn. Previous barriers were taken down as part of downtown beau tication. Notice for Interested Contractors/ Request for Qualications (RFQ) Single Family Capital Area Community Action Agency has received federal funds for weatherizing residential homes in Franklin and Gulf counties. Weatherization includes air inltration reduction, insulation, repair/replacement of doors and windows, low-ow showerheads and compact uorescent light bulbs repair/replacement of heating/ cooling systems and water heaters. Work will begin October 1, 2011 and must be performed under the supervision of a state licensed contractor and is subject to DavisBacon requirements. Current contractors must re-apply. A Pre-BID conference will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011, 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Franklin Promise Community Room, 192 14th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Apalachicola, FL. The RFQ is due no later than 5:00pm, Monday, August 29, 2011. To attend the Pre-BID conference, request an RFQ, or for more information, contact Mecarlo Richardson or Debbie Mabry, (850) 222-2043, fax (850) 270-9561, or email@example.com GULF COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY MONTHLY MEETING Capital City Bank August 15th, 2011 7:00 PM ET Guest speaker Deon Long Running for U.S. Senate All interested Republicans are invited. ALCOHOL from page A1 BUDGET from page A1 said adding a half mill before crafting a nal budget pro vided that exibility in the case of something unforeseen hap pening. The city commission took similar action last year, tack ing a full mill onto the tentative millage before whittling the nal millage by nearly the entire mill. We have full intentions of bringing that millage rate back down to (at or near) the cur rent millage, Weston said. Budget workshops began this past Tuesday and will con tinue Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. ET each night. The rst public hearing on the budget is scheduled for Sept. 15 at 5:01 p.m. ET. Stone married Annie Wynn in 1904, and the two moved to Port St. Joe to begin a family, Stone establishing a turpentine and naval stores business. The rst cabin the couple built and lived in was near where the Burger King now sits. The couple later built a house where Hungry Howies Pizza is now. Stone played a major role in the incorporation of Port St. Joe in 1913, was mayor for three terms and a city commissioner, and helped bring the Apalachicola Northern Railroad to Port St. Joe. As Gulf County was not formed until 1925, Stone served on the Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners and led the effort to create Gulf County because of the distance to the county seat in Blountstown. Stone was a Gulf County commissioner and a state legislator for two years. He was an extremely interesting man, Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson said. The city owed a great debt of gratitude to Mr. Stone. The city recently dedicated the entrance road to the new George Core Park in memory of Miss Zola Maddox, who was Zola McFarland when she was recruited by Stone to be a schoolteacher in the burgeoning little town. He was a rm believer in education, Magidson noted, adding that Stone sold a considerable amount of his land at $5 per acre as a way to grow the town. Stone also recruited the rst doctor to Port St. Joe. He donated enough land to transform State Road 71, or Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., within the city limits into a four-lane road to provide a more spacious and aesthetically pleasing entrance to the city. Family members gathered for last weeks dedication shared several tales about the man who established modern Port St. Joe, which had lain dormant since a yellow fever epidemic wiped out the original town in the 19th century. There was the time a man named Martin was building theaters in the region the Martin Theatre was going up in Panama City and Stone and Martin had a handshake agreement for Martin to purchase property on Reid Avenue in the business district for $500 to build a theater. However, the job foreman tried to negotiate a lower price. Stone, angered, vowed not to sell the property at any price. Martin, hearing of the problem, came to town, red the foreman and sealed the original deal, and what became the Port Theatre was built. There was also his kerfufe with The St. Joe Company when the timber and paper company wanted to purchase property for a bank on Reid Avenue. Stone wanted land for a hut in return, and when the company and Stone could not come to terms, the company ultimately relented and built its bank several blocks away, from which Fairpoint Communications now operates. He could be stubborn, one great-grandson said. STONE from page A1 The city owed a great debt of gratitude to Mr. Stone. Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson Were talking about an extra two hours and keeping people off the road. I dont see a problem. Commissioner Bo Patterson, on the consideration to extend the nightly closing time for establishments serving alcohol within city limits Find more local news online at star.com
Thursday, August 11, 2011 COMMUNITY www.starfl.com B Page 1 Section By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer The smell of fried seafood, funnel cakes, and boiled peanuts engulfed the air along with the sound of southern rock and roll as George Core Park along St. Josephs Bay rocked last weekend during the 15th annual Florida Scallop & Music Festival. Children with painted faces and ice cream-stained lips laughed and pranced through the grass of the waterfront park, bouncing in funhouses and down blow-up slides, ipping on trampolines and sloshing through shallow pools in giant, plastic hamster wheels. Despite high temperatures in the mid-90s throughout the weekend, the festival in Port St. Joe shattered all expectations, with double the predicted crowd. On Saturday night at the peak of the festival, little girls twirled in front of the stage as The Atlanta Rhythm Section performed hits like Champagne Jam and Doraville, and the lines for concessions snaked around the park. With more than 4,000 paid admissions, 500 sponsor tickets and free entry for children and active military on Saturday, the estimated total attendance was 6,000, the largest crowd in the festivals 15 year history. It completely overshot our hopes and dreams, said Bobby Pickels, President of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. We hope to make enough this year to put together another big show next year. With $40,000 of settlement money from BP, an amount Pickels described as massive, the Chamber of Commerce had the wherewithal to bring in the Atlanta Rhythm Section as Saturdays headliner with other noteworthy musical acts such as local favorites the Kevin Jacobs Band and the Bo Spring Band. Pickels said the Chamber of Commerce went the extra mile with advertising for the event on TV, radio and billboards, bringing people in from all over the country. By Sunday, Pickels was selling T-Shirts from last years festival because of the huge Saturday turnout. Susan Morris, a vendor from Eufaula, AL specializing in comfort food, ran the only booth offering fried scallop baskets at the festival. Usually specializing in festival fare like hamburgers and funnel cakes, Morris and her family decided instead to focus on frying the festivals celebrity: the bay scallop. In past years, the scallop booth was run primarily by the Lions Club, but this year the duty was entrusted to Morris and her crew of family members to dole out scallops and other fried seafood by the box full. We started out good (Saturday), but when the big name band started they really ooded in, Morris said. Atlanta Rhythm Section came on, and man, it was just wall to wall people. Volunteer Philip Bowling was equally busy at the beer tent. I was pouring beers two at a time all night long, Bowling said. He and the other beer tent volunteers poured their way through 22 kegs of beer Saturday night. Pickels expressed thanks to all of the festivals sponsors and volunteers, without whom the event would never have been possible. A shell of a time Above vocalist Rodney Justo performs Champagne Jam with the Atlanta Rhythm Section Saturday night. Below Debbie Ashbrook was among the hundreds taking in the music on the lawn at George Core Park on Saturday afternoon. Left Corner ,The day also featured a 5K run, with Kyle of Port St. Joe among the participants. By Valerie Garman Star Staff Writer Eager children guided parents through a bevy of pinch pots, self portraits, watercolors, and snake cups last Friday, showing off a culmination of creative works completed during an eight-week summer arts program presented by the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts (GALA). The free program, funded by a grant from the Jessie Ball DuPont Port St. Joe Capacity Building fund, had 98 registered students this summer, ranging from ages four to 17. The grant money and additional sponsorship from the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition, Sacred Heart Hospitals Arts In Medicine Program and the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, provided all the necessary art supplies and hired qualied, paid instructors. Students had the option to sign up for four different disciplines including clay, color, theater and dance. We were very pleased with the turnout, especially with clay and art, said GALA President Amber Davis. We hope to be able to do it again. Davis said GALA hopes to develop an after-school art program and become less reliant on grant money. Its important because we dont have ongoing arts and education in our school program, Davis said. GALA ran a smaller version of the program in 2008, Davis said, and was happy to be able to expand this year. Fridays reception, at 309 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe, included visual art displays and theatrical and dance performances. The more experienced dancers performed and were later joined by the younger dancers for a large group performance. The theater group also put on its own version of Cinderella, in which the classic details of the story were recreated. Instead of a horsedrawn carriage, Cinderella rode to the ball on a snazzy scooter pulled by raccoons. Cinderellas fairy godmother made her appearance instead as an elf princess and offered Cinderella not glass slippers, but slippers made of tar and polka dots that were ve sizes too big. Ten-year-old Hannah Anderson played Cinderella and also participated in world of clay this summer. She said she always enjoys performing and being onstage. The kids we had were very talented and very enthusiastic, said Emily Fidler, the programs theater instructor, who did a variety of improvisational games with the group. Davis also unveiled a gift to Jessie Ball duPont during the reception, a ceramic bowl that every child that went through the clay class helped out with. The Sea of Life bowl was beautifully detailed with vibrant colors and textures, a product of eight weeks of delicate molding and painting. Clay students took turns pointing out which parts of the extravagant bowl they helped create. Xavier Maestri, 10, pointed out his craftsmanship: a Lego man, a long green eel and an octopus. Eleven-year old twins Noah and Ryenne Wich and their younger sister, 8-yearold Ellie, all participated in the arts program this summer after moving to Port St. Joe from St. Louis. Ellie helped paint polka dots, stripes and coral on the sea of life bowl. The Wichs are homeschooled, and enjoyed meeting new friends at the arts program this summer. The three siblings said they were sad the program had come to a close. VALERIE GARMAN | The Star Ellie Wich, 8, points out the details she helped with on the Sea of Life bowl, a gift this summers world of clay class crafted as a gift for Jessie Ball DuPont. Young Lance Larry, Jr. provided the pledge and then the kids who have been participating in the summer programs at the old Washington Gym dug into a feast of hot dogs and hamburgers on the nal day of the summer fun. Some 130 children registered for programs the gym and the gym averaged nearly 100 kids a day during the eight-week program that combined games, learning, values lessons and camaraderie to children up to age 18. It was a wonderful summer, said Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson, who joined other county and city ofcials in celebrating the end of the programs, which were sponsored by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. Tim Croft SUMMER ENDS WITH A DOG AND BURGER COURTE S Y OF B ILL R EID COURTE S Y OF D EBBIE H OOPER | joebay.com Summer vacation on display VALERIE GARMAN | The Star
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Love, Mom, Dad, and Kate Society B2 | The Star Thursday, August 11, 2011 WYATT HUSBAND TURNS 4 Star Staff Report Have you or your loved one been diagnosed with diabetes? Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf and Jenny Stuckey, registered nurse and certied diabe tes educator, will host a diabetes self-management class on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET in the conference room at the hospital. The self-management class is open to adults with diabetes who are looking for ways to manage their disease. The class will cover topics on exercise, medication and nutrition for patients to reduce the symptoms of diabetes. Preregistration is required and a physician referral is needed to attend the class. The registration deadline is Aug. 18. The $10 fee will include lunch for the day. Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, which is a hormone that is needed to convert starches, sugar and other food into the energy you need for daily life. Unfor tunately, the exact cause of diabetes is not known, but genetics, obesity and lack of exercise are considered risk factors. For more information or to join the class, please call Ruthie Rhodes at 229-5620 or Jenny Stuckey at 2783683. For more informa tion about Sacred Heart, please visit www.sacred heartonthegulf.org. Sacred Heart to host a diabetes class Aug. 30 By Roy Lee Carter County Extension Director Although White Flies y, they are not considered ies. Adult Whiteies resemble tiny white moths. But actually, their closest relatives are the scale insects. Like scales, they attack and damage many of our favorite landscape ornamentals. On rare occasions, theyll even invade our homes to feed on house plants. White Flies infest plants ranging from Gardenias and citrus, to Ligustrum and a number of annuals. My White Fly information was provided by extension retired professor, Doctor Don Short of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, (IFAS). Adult white ies are quite small only a sixteenth to an eighth of an inch long. Both the wings and body are covered with ne, white, powdery wax. The immature stages are at, round, and not longer than a pin head. Theyre light green to a whitish color, somewhat transparent, and resemble tiny sh scales. After hatching, each nymph inserts its beak into the underside of a leaf, and doesnt leave this feeding point until it reaches the adult stage. There are three major broods of adult White Flies annually in Florida. In the North Florida area, these occur in late March, mid-June and late August. They appear two or three weeks earlier in the south portion of the state, and about a week later to the extreme west. When disturbed, adult white ies emerge from the infested plants in swarms resembling white clouds. But, in spite of their numbers, they cause little or no damage. However, the immature ies can seriously injure plants by sucking out vital juices. If their feeding is uncontrolled, upper leaf surfaces turn pale and affected plants will decline. Like soft scales, Mealy Bugs and Aphids, White Flies excrete large amounts of Honeydew a sweet, sticky, substance that provides an excellent medium for the growth of sooty mold. Besides being unattractive, this black fungus may retard a plants growth by interfering with Photosynthesis. Fortunately, once the insects are controlled, sooty mold usually weathers away. You can get rid of it faster by applying a copper spray. In fact, mixing copper with an insecticide can solve both problems at the same time. For suggestions on the proper spray materials, check with your garden center, or County Extensions Service. Of course, you must apply the recommended products correctly, according to directions, and with the right equipment. You can use a pump-up or hose attachment sprayer. If you use a hose attachment unit, be sure its designed for ornamentals not lawns. Spray plants to the point of runoff, covering the undersides of leaves thoroughly, and spray again in about two weeks. This should solve your problem until the next major brood emerges. Of course, you shouldnt spray at all until youre sure white ies are the v. Many other problems can cause plants to decline. So, carefully examine the undersides of leaves for the presence of white y nymphs. If you conrm that White Flies are infesting your plants, dont try to control the adults. After large numbers of adults are seen, wait about two weeks before spraying. This two week delay will allow the eggs to hatch. The small nymphs, which are most damaging to plants, are the easiest stage to control. For more information, contact your local County Extension Service at 6393200 or 229-2909. White ies and ornamentals ROY LEE CARTER County extension director Star Staff Report The Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserve Ofce, which is responsible for the management of St. Josephs Bay Aquatic Preserve, was closed July 1, because of re cent state budget cuts. As a result the ofce will no longer monitor long-term changes to the bays natural resources or offer education and outreach opportunities to the public. You can become a stew ard of this fragile bay and continue to help protect the valuable natural resources by volunteering and/or mak ing a donation to the Friends of the St. Joseph Bay Pre serves, Inc. There are two long-term monitoring projects the Friends wish to continue with the help of the commu nity including water qual ity monitoring and seagrass monitoring. Please join staff at the Buffer Preserve Center, 3915 State 30-A, on Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon ET if you are interested in volunteer ing for these projects. The Friends are seeking people with boats and/or kayaks who sh, swim, scallop, etc. in the bay. The preliminary meet ing will initiate community involvement, gauge interest, assess resources, and in clude a presentation on how we can work together to con tinue to protect the habitats in the bay for future genera tions. Please contact Kim Wren at 850-670-7718 or (sjbsea email@example.com), for ad ditional information. The Friends thank you for the support. Help protect St. Josephs Bay Bobby and Norma Jean McDonald of Wewahitchka, Florida, are proud to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter Shawna Danielle McDonald to Blaine Allen Pitts, son of Robbie and Sandy Knowles of Wewahitchka, Fla. The wedding will be held at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Windmark public beach on Flatwater West off U.S. Highway 98 near the Dixie Belle Curve in Port St. Joe. A reception will follow at Barefoot Cottages. All family and friends are invited. M c DONALD-PITTS TO WED
The Star| B3 Thursday, August 11, 2011 Aaron Farnsley, AIF CFP MBA Farnsley & Johnston 505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.3336 firstname.lastname@example.org Stan Siprell Please check out my website at www.sunriseconstructioncompany.com, and see some of my residential and commercial building under the projects tab. Recent and current jobs include ONeill/Pennington, Wolfe, Piper and Breyne. I think you will nd me very easy to work with to customize the home you are dreaming of. FREE Corner of 2nd and Reid Ave. Port St. Joe. Open Daily 11-8:30, Sunday 1-8 School News Port St. Joe Elementary School Open House On Friday, Aug. 12, there will be a Title I Open House for Port St. Joe Elementary School parents and friends. The Open House will begin at noon ET in your childs class and end at 1 p.m. This is the opportunity to meet your childs teacher and take a tour of our lovely campus. Also on that day, we will have a special meeting at 11 a.m. ET for upcoming sixth-graders and their parents in the school auditorium. This is your chance to ask questions, see your childs schedule and discuss school supplies. We hope you will make a conscious effort to be at these meetings. We covet your ideas and look forward to our relationship in the future. As the summer winds down, the faculty and staff at Faith Christian School are making preparations for your child. A family atmosphere with nurturing teachers and a stimulating, God-based curriculum is the foundation of Faiths educational principles. If you would like for your child to experience academic excellence through godly instruction, FCS is the place for you. FCS is taking applications for new students. Interactive learning will be a part of your childs day, along with music classes for all grades. Discovery learning days are incorporated into the academic year, and technology classes enhance the elementary program. Open house for all grades is Friday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Come by to meet and greet the teachers and get to know other parents and students. Faith Christian has a website, www. FaithChristianPSJ.net. We urge you to browse through our different links. Communication with teachers will be available through this site, as well as the latest news. Partial scholarship opportunities for tuition are available for K5 through the eighth grade. Call the ofce at 229-6707 to ensure your childs spot. Ofce hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. Is it time for your childs checkup? Special to The Star Its hard to believe, but back-to-school time is right around the corner. This makes August a great time to schedule a checkup for your child. And did you know that well-child visits are covered under the new health care reform law? De pending on your insurance plan, your child might be able to get checkups at no cost to you. Follow these steps to make the most of your childs visit to the doctor: Gather important in formation. Before the appointment, gather information about your childs health to share with the doctor or nurse. For example, make a list of any important changes in your childs life since the last visit, such as a serious illness or a new school. Make a list of questions you want to ask the doctor. Have there been any big changes in your childs be havior? Write them down so you can be sure to ask the doctor about them. Know what to expect. In addition to doing a physical exam, the doctor or nurse will ask questions about how your child is do ing. These questions will help the doctor learn more about how your child is learning, behaving and de veloping. Visit http://www.health nder.gov for more healthy living tips and information. Information provided by Ofce of Disease Preven tion and Health Promotion. Superior Bank collecting supplies for students in need Correctional class scheduled this month Star Staff Report A basic correctional ofcer course is scheduled to begin the end of this month at the Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St. Joe. An exact date hasnt been decided. This course is required for all who wish to become correctional ofcers in Florida. Because of the recent hiring freeze enacted by the state, it does not appear that the Department of Corrections will be hiring trainees, which means a need for trained of cers will surely exist in the near fu ture. Despite recent changes in state employment, correctional ofcer po sitions are still some of the best the state has to offer in our area. If you are interested in becoming an ofcer, call 227-9670, ext. 5507 or 5511. from Port St. Joe Elementary School DOLPHIN NEWS Port St. Joe Junior/Senior Open House Port St. Joe Junior/ Senior High School will be holding an open house for all students and parents in grade seven-12. The open house will be Thursday, Aug. 11, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET. Students will receive their schedules and participate in a mock schedule run for students to be able to report to each class for a short period. The school faculty is very excited about the upcoming school year and welcoming all returning students and parents as well as new students and parents. Also, the staff and faculty would like to extend the opportunity for each of you to meet our new principal, Jeremy Knapp. Knapp comes to us from Virginia, and the district is very excited to welcome him to the Port St. Joe High School family. If you have any questions about the open house, please call the school at 850-229-8251. Special to The Star Because it cares about the future of students and the com munity, Superior Bank is part nering with Port St. Joe Elemen tary School to provide supplies for students in need. Please join us by bringing school supplies to Superior Bank, 418 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. in Port St. Joe. The branch phone number is 227-1416. Look for the colorful collec tion boxes in the bank lobby. The boxes will be in place through Aug. 31. Please bring any of the follow ing supplies: backpacks (no roll ing backpacks), Crayola crayons (8-count large), Crayola crayons (24-count), Crayola markers, col ored pencils, composition books (wide-ruled, not spiral), divider tabs, Germ-X, glue (Elmers School), glue sticks, highlight ers, Kleenex, notebook paper (regular-ruled, loose-leaf), note book paper (wide-ruled, looseleaf), notebooks (wide-ruled, single-subject spiral), pencils (jumbo), pencils (No. 2 with erasers), pens (blue, black or red), pocket folders, scissors (Fiskars blunt-tip), scissors (Fis kars regular-tip), Ziploc bags (quart or gallon), three-ring binders (2-inch rings) and threering notebooks with subject dividers. Photos S PE CIAL T O THE STAR The Lions Tale The Lions T ALE
FAITH Page B4 www.starfl.com Jerry Arhelger, SOUTHERLAND FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 507 10th Street Port St. Joe (850) 229-8111 TO KNOW CHRIS T AND T O MAKE H I M K NOWN ST. JAME S E PI S COPAL C HURCH 800 22ND STREET, P ORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer St. Peters Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sunday...............10:00 A.M. Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M. 4 th Thursday of Every Month The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest The Rev Lou Little, Deacon Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive An Unchanging Faith In A Changing World 5:00 & 6:00 p.m. Pastor Josh Fidler First Presbyterian Church 508 Sixteenth Street Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 850-227-1756 Rev. Ruth Hemple Worship Service 10:00 AM Sunday School 11:00 AM Rev. Drucilla Tyler COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME W. P. Rocky Comforter L.F.D. (850) 227-1818 www.faithchristianpsj.net (850) 229-6707 Our Church can be your home First Church of the Nazarene 2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-9596 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2 Sunday School ............................ 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ........... 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m. A Spirit Filled Outreach Oriented Word of Faith Church HOME OF T H E POWER H OUSE YOUT H M INISTRIES Pastors Andrew & Cathy R utherford W elcome you to worship with us: S unday 10:30am S unday N ight Prayer 6pm W ednesday 7pm www.familylifechurch.net 323 R eid Ave ~ Downtown Port S t. Joe, F L ~ 850-229-5433 First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service .................. 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship Service ................. 10:30 am Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study ................. 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper .......................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Adult Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Children's Ministry activities ....... 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities ........... 6:30 pm www.fbcpsj.org Wednesday Night Youth Ministry activities www.fbcpsj.org Jeff Pinder Pastor Sunday Sunday School .................... 9:00 am Worship Service ................ 10:30 am Sunday Night Awana .... 5 pm 7 pm Youth Groups ..................... 5:30 pm Wednesday Childrens Choir ................. 5:30 pm Prayer Meeting ................... 6:30 pm Childrens Ministry Activities ............................ 6:30 pm Youth Ministry Activities ... 6:30 pm Thursday, August 11, 2011 This business invites you to visit the church of your choice this week. The Christian CONSCIENCE Truth from the Bible There are more than a few places where you can go and hear things that you are told are from the Bible and still come up with wrong information. Bibles contain writings that are translations of documents that are a minimum of 1900 years old, and are written in the ancient languages of Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic. Getting truth from them sounds difcult, but its not that hard for those willing to do some serious study. Think about what will happen to you if you dont bother! I have found one site on the internet in particular to be very helpful. It is www. biblegateway.com. On this site, you specify, which Bible you want to research and indicate the topic, or portion of scripture, that you want to check out. You have a choice of 25 different English Bibles, and about 80 others. I highly recommend the King James and New King James versions of the Bible, but I dont demand that people use only these two. You dont have to be a slave to your earthly teacher, priest, pastor or any other member of the clergy. I have a good friend who had been a church member for 35 years, only to nd that that there were things that he had been taught for many years that werent true. You can determine the quality of teaching you are getting from your spiritual advisor, by asking yourself these questions: Does he/she demand that you NOT read, and study, the Bible, on your own? Does he/she demand that you use only one particular Bible? Does he/she demand that you read, or listen to, or watch, only materials from their own church or denomination? Does he/she demand that you avoid the internet, or any other information source? Every information source, including your own priest, pastor or elder has to be taken with a certain amount of skepticism, and viewed with a certain amount of caution. The practice of limiting the information sources of their followers is one of the marks of groups that are usually called cults. Its not just small far-out groups that do these things. There are some in large churches and denominations that do these things also! One of the best pieces of advice, that I have ever received, was from an old country preacher. He used to say Saturate yourself with the Word. By Word he meant the Bible itself. He was one of those who understood the value of eyewitness testimony. Why waste your time reading commentaries, or Christian books, when you can get your information from those who walked with Jesus, and even read the words of Jesus, Himself ? As you seek the truth, God will guide you, if you have prayed to Him, asking Him to make you what He wants you to be. Questions or comments are invited. Send to us at one of the addresses below Are you concerned about your eternal destiny? At the Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center, you get vital teachings from a trustworthy Bible, every Sunday morning. We dont pass an offering plate, pressure you to give money, or pressure you to join. We believe in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and we believe that Jesus was God in human esh. Check us out this Sunday! For the spring and summer seasons, our services begin, with a time of greeting and fellowship, at 9:45 a.m. CT on Sunday. Our worship begins at 10 a.m. For those interested, we have midweek ministry, helping people on an individual basis. Inquire for more information. Come early on Sunday morning so that you can meet us informally and join in the praise and worship music led by TJ. On Sunday morning we worship at the Mexico Beach Civic Center on 105 N. 31st Street. The Civic Center is located behind the Beach Walk Gift Shop, behind Parker Realty, just off U.S. Highway 98, in the western end of Mexico Beach. Look for the white building with the dark green roof. God Bless, Pastor Tim Morrill Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center Box 13337 Mexico Beach, 32410 email@example.com On Facebook: Tim Morrill www.mexicobeachcwc.com Do you have a home, a bed, a pillow on which to lay your head? Do you look forward to tomorrow or is it something you dread? There are those that dont have a luxury like this. Some have been without so long, or never had, they dont recall what they miss. There are those in Panama City that dont want them in town. They are trying to bring them to St. Joe, and many here dont want them around. Not only are they trying to run them out of town, theyre running them out of the woods too. Sounds like open season on homeless folks, how does it sound to you? Remember Jesus, did He ever turn anyone away? By the way, I dont remember Him having a home or bed or a pillow on which to lay. Remember this what ever you do. A homeless person died on a cross for you. Billy Johnson A homeless person died for you Faith BRIEFSNew Horizon AA The New Horizon AA Groups new schedule is Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. EST or 10 a.m. CST; call 850-639-3600. Mrs. Elizabeth A. Strang, 82, of Port St. Joe passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 at her residence. She moved to the area in 1986, from Old Fort, Ohio. Mrs. Strang was a teacher and musician. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Port St. Joe, FL, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of American Revolution, and the Kentucky Genealogy Society. Mrs. Strang played the organ at her church. Her hobbies were genealogy and painting. Mrs. Strang is survived by her husband William Strang; two sons: Peter C. Strang and wife Sukanwa Jett and David W. Strang; sister, Susan R. Mathewson; grandchild, Cateline E. Strang; and her standard poodle, Booboo and her cat, Qwa Qwa. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug.11, at First Presbyterian Church of Port St. Joe. Southerland Family Funeral Home, Port St. JoeMrs. Elizabeth A. Strang Bobbie Marie Mears, infant daughter of Cody D. and Mary (Hansen) Mears of Southport passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. She is also survived by her brother, Aubrie Mears of Southport; grandparents, Grady Mears of Altha, Sandra Hansen, and Lisa Stripling and Stevie of Wewahitchka; greatgrandparents, Audrie and Juanita Mears of Altha, Elease Adkins of Wewahitchka, and Mildred Harris of Panama City; uncles, Brent Mears, Bobby Hanson, Jessie Hansen, Casey Golden, and Michael Stripling; aunts, Chrissy Hansen, Amanda Stripling and Crystal Martin; and a great-aunt, Doris Freeman. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert Hansen, Sr. and Mary Marie Harris. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, Aug. 11 in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown. Interment will follow in Sunny Hill Cemetery near Altha. The family received friends 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the funeral home. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Phone 6745449. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. Bobbie Marie Mears Obituaries
Local The Star| B5 Thursday, August 11, 2011 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Superior Bank (Superior) today announced that Sam Tortorici, a well-known banking leader in the Southeast, has been named Chief Executive Ofcer of the Bank. Tortorici is a senior banking executive with more than 24 years of experience at Regions Bank. Superior Bank has a branch located in Port St. Joe. Sam is a proven leader, well known in banking circles both in the Birmingham, Alabama region and throughout the Southeastern U.S., said Paul Murphy, Chairman of Superior Bank and the Chief Executive Ofcer of Community Bancorp, Superiors parent company. He brings extensive banking experience from the local market, and we share a common vision of exceeding customer expectations and for being an employer of choice. Sam will help us make this vision a reality for both the customers and the communities we serve today and will serve in the future. We are delighted to have him join our organization. Tortorici noted: It is clear Superior has a very strong franchise in its markets through a focus on localized customer service and a commitment to engaging with its customers to enhance their business and personal nancial results. This vision of growth coupled with their obvious commitment to employees are an ideal t for my personal values. Doug Hutt, President of Superior Bank added: We could not have found a better addition to our team to execute our localized strategy of providing products and services for the businesses and individuals in the Alabama and Florida markets. With his business acumen, knowledge of the local area, and strong ties to the community, Sams appointment is a clear signal of Superiors desire to further build its banking franchise in the region. Todays appointment is the latest leadership addition to Superior Bank. Several other key executives have joined the organization in the past three months, including: Jerry Powell, General Counsel, J. Cameron Terry, Chief Credit Ofcer, Fred Martin, Director of Human Resources, Doug Staley, Special Assets Group Manager, Dann Lee, Director of Retail Delivery and Tricia Bellamy, Director of Compliance. Fox DeFuniak, Birmingham Market President for Superior Bank, added: I have known Sam for his entire banking career. He brings a unique blend of knowledge and personal skills that are rare in business today. This combination of both expertise and personality will help to ensure his success with customers and employee relationships alike. The entire team could not be more pleased with this announcement and we look forward to working closely with him. Yard Cleanup Affordable Lawn Care Robert Pelc Mowing Service 227-5374 From A to Z PO Box 364 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 850-340-0756 Gregs Handyman Service & Lawn Maintenance JOES LAWN CARE NO JOB TOO BIG!! 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Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following: 1. Variance Application by Eugene Behage for Parcel ID # 06316-006R Located in Section 23, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Encroachment into side setback next to Salinas Park. 2. Development Application by Port St. Joe FLA LLC For Parcels ID #s 06252-010R, 06252 -000R, 06257-000R, 06257-200R Located in Sec tions 25 & 36, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Construct a Marina and RV Park. 3. Open Discussion 4. Staff The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 312. Ad#2011-59 Public Notice A Public Hearing will be held at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE GULF COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PER THE REQUIREMENTS OF FLORIDA STATUE 163 BY AMENDING THE ELEMENTS OF THE GULF COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN THROUGH TEXT ADDITIONS, REMOVALS AND REVISIONS TO THE GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE RESPECTIVE ELEMENTS; ADDING AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ELEMENT; PROVIDING FINDINGS FOR ADOPTION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCE IN CONFLICT THEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABLITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on this Clerk of Court and at the Planning Department, Room 312 in the Robert M. 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B6 | The Star Thursday, August 11, 2011 Business | Classieds Classieds B6 | The Star Thursday, August 11, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 3259S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY CASE NO. 11-197CA EMERALD COAST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. CARLA S. PATTERSON and H. C. LISTER CORPORATION, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CARLA S. PATTERSON YOUR ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on real properties in Gulf County, Florida which is more particularly described as follows: Description: Lots 1 thru 5 and Tract A, Block M, Howard Creek Properties, unrecorded subdivision of a portion of Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 8 West, and a portion of Section 6, Township 7 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest Corner of the Southeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 8 West, Gulf County, Florida. Thence South 89 degrees 38 minutes 25 seconds East along the South line of said Southeast Quarter of Section 31 for 213.28 feet; thence North 25 degrees 15 minutes 19 seconds West for 232.89 feet to the Point of Beginning. Thence continue North 25 degrees 15 minutes 19 seconds West for 331.90 feet to the P.C. of a curve concave to the Southwest and having a radius of 2234.30 feet: thence Northwesterly along said curve for an arc distance of 197.22 feet; said arc having a chord of 197.16 feet bearing North 27 degrees 47 minutes 03 seconds West; thence North 30 degrees 18 minutes 46 seconds West for 224.90 feet; thence South 59 degrees 41 minutes 14 seconds West for 218.00 feet; thence South 30 degrees 18 minutes 46 seconds East for 224.90 feet to the P.C. of a curve concave to the Southwest and having a radius of 2016.30 feet; thence Southeasterly along said curve for an arc distance of 177.98 feet, said arc having a chord of 177.92 feet bearing South 27 degrees 47 minutes 03 seconds East: thence South 25 degrees 15 minutes 19 seconds East for 227.39 feet: thence South 89 degrees 38 minutes 25 seconds East for 41.76 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT Lot 3. Block M Description: Commence at the Southwest Corner of the Southeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 8 West. Gulf County, Florida: thence South 89 degrees 38 minutes 25 seconds East along the South line of said Section 31 for 213.28 feet; thence North 25 degrees 15 minutes 19 seconds West for 564.79 feet to the beginning of a curve concave to the Southwest having a radius of 2234.30 feet; thence Northwesterly along said curve for an arc distance of 105.13 feet, the chord of said are bearing North 26 degrees 36 minutes 12 seconds West for 105.12 feet, to the Point of Beginning. Thence South 62 degrees 02 minutes 55 seconds West for 218.00 feet to a point on a curve concave to the Southwest having a radius of 2016.30 feet; thence Northwesterly along said curve for an arc distance of 83.1 feet, the chord of said arc bearing North 29 degrees 07 minutes 56 seconds West for 83.10 feet; thence North 30 degrees 18 minutes 46 seconds West for 12.40 feet; thence North 59 degrees 41 minutes 14 seconds East for 218.00 feet; thence South 30 degrees 18 minutes 46 seconds East for 12.40 feet to the beginning of a curve concave to the Southwest having a radius of 2234.30 feet; thence Southeasterly along said curve for an arc distance of 92.09 feet, the chord of said arc bearing South 29 degrees 07 minutes 56 seconds East for 92.09 feet to the Point of Beginning. has been filed against you and referenced in the Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to it, if any, on J. Patrick Floyd, Esquire, Law Offices J. Patrick Floyd, Chtd., 408 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, who is counsel for the Plaintiff on or before thirty (30) days from the date of the first publication of this notice and file your original defenses with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage. WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on July 12, 2011. CLERK OF THE COURT By: Tonya Troy Deputy Clerk July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 2011 3315S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 1153 Application No. 2011-04 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 04746-000R Description of Property: Lot Seven (7), Lot Nine (9) and Lot Eleven (11), Block Eighteen (18), City of Port Joe, Florida, according to the Official Map or plat thereof on file in the Offices of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Frank J. Seifert and Donna M. Seifert All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 31st day of August, 2011. Dated this 18th day of July, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 2011 3316S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 1027 Application No. 2011-05 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 03924-000R Description of Property: Lots One (1) and Three (3), in Block Eleven (11) of Yons Addition to Beacon Hill, a subdivision of parts of original Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10, in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, as per plat on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Also, a Portion of Alley vacated by Co. Resolution 77-2. Name in which assessed: Oliver Monod All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 31st day of August, 2011. Dated this 18th day of July, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 2011 3317S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 221 Application No. 2011-06 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 01369-110R Description of Property: BEGINNING at St. Joe Paper Company monument marking the SE. Corner of Section 35, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 86 Degrees 39 Minutes 48 Seconds West along the South boundary line of said Section 35, for 228.13 feet to a point on the Easterly R/W line of State Road No. 71; then turn right along said R/W line along the arc of a curve to the left which has a radius of 4384.04 feet and a central angle of 05 Degrees 10 Minutes 23 Seconds for an arc length of 395.82 feet; thence leaving said R/W line run North 85 Degrees 55 Minutes 02 Seconds East for 634.98 feet; thence South 03 Degrees 21 Minutes 05 Seconds East for 390.04 feet; thence South 85 Degrees 55 Minutes 02 Seconds West for 484.24 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING. Said land lying and being in Sections 35 and 36, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and having an area of 261,338.22 square feet of 6.00 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT THAT Deeded to Ladora L. Mombi, as per Deed recorded in O.R. Book 237, Page 267, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Donna K. Nickell All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 31st day of August, 2011. Dated this 18th day of July, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 2011 3372S NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID NO. 1011-28 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive bids from any person, company or corporation interested in providing the following for the Gulf County Beaches Fire Department: One (1) Hale Fire Pump and One (1) Hale Deluxe Pump Panel Pump: Model -Hale HPX100-BD26 Briggs and Stratton DM950D Diesel Engine Electric 12 Volt Start Hale 100 Pump End Mechanical Seal 2 in NPT Female Suction 1.5 NPT Discharge 12 Volt Primer ESP Max Pump Flow -180 gpm Max Pressure -325 psi Deluxe Pump Panel Master Switch Start Button Primer Level Low Oil Pressure Light Suction Gauge Single Discharge Gauge Throttle Controls Airlines Are Hiring Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-206-9405 Attend College Online from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054 www.Centura.us.com CHILD CARE Registered Family Daycare home openings for full time positions over the age of 12 mo $100 week CALL 850-340-0994 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 GCEC welcomes Bob Logan Special to The Star Gulf Coast Electric Coop erative is proud to announce the addition of Bob Logan to its staff. Logan is the new GIS Specialist for the Cooperative. Logan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in applied technologies and has 12 years of experience in providing lo cate services, as well as 20 years of experience in nuclear power radiation safety pro grams. Gulf Coast Electric Coop erative is part of the Touch stone Energy national alli ance of local consumer-owned electric cooperatives provid ing high standards of service to customers large and small. Approximately 75 employees serve more than 20,000 me ters and 2,500 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington coun ties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport. Star Staff Report A Green Industries Best Man agement Practices class for Cal houn and adjacent counties will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT today at the Calhoun County Extension ofce in Blountstown. This class is designed to pro vide training in Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs) for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest con trol or municipal grounds areas. Florida Senate Bill 494 states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a license from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services by Jan. 1, 2014. To get this license, each green industry worker must be trained in GIBMPs and receive a certicate of completion from the Univer sity of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Florida Department of Environ mental Protection. Additionally, many green industry workers voluntarily participate in the program to better serve their clients. At the end of this training, a post-test will be given to deter mine knowledge learned. If the post-test is successfully com pleted (passing score 75 per cent), a GI-BMP certicate of completion will be mailed. Pes ticide applicators can receive continuing education unit from this class. To register and for more in formation, contact Northwest Florida GI-BMP Regional Coor dinator Hector Rivera at Hector. Rivera@dep.state..us or 850245-8086. Rivera will be recruiting and training new instructors for this program in Northwest Florida, and taking the class is the rst step. For more information about the program and instructor re quirements, contact Rivera. Stephanie Halseide joins Kerigan Marketing Associates Colo. tourism marketer hired to lead local promotional campaigns Special to The Star Kerigan Marketing Associates Inc., a Port St. Joe-based mar keting and advertising agency, has announced that Stephanie Ha l seide has joined the rm as account executive. Halseide re cently relocated to the area from Colorado Springs, Colo., with her husband, who is attending ight school at Tyndall Air Force Base. While in Colorado, Halseide worked as an account executive at Vladimir Jones, Colorados oldest independently owned ad vertising agency, with account responsibility including The Broadmoor ve-star resort, Roy al Gorge Bridge and Park, Colo rado Springs CVB and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. She brings unmatched ex perience to the area in destina tion marketing strategic plan ning, account management and maintaining client and agency relationships. Halseide joins the six-person team of Catherine Noel, graphic designer, Bryan Baird, web designer, George Kel ley, web programmer, Dolores Lowery, ofce manager and Jack Kerigan. Halseide holds a B.S. in com munications from Black Hills State University in her native South Dakota, where she was a scholarship-track athlete and managed the 24-hour award-win ning college radio station along with an internship at the Spear sh Chamber of Commerce, where she got her start in adver tising. More information is avail able on the companys website at http://keriganmarketing.com/ about/stephanie.STEPHANIE HALSEIDE Green Industries Best Management Practices class today Dr. Tamim to present Peripheral Artery Disease and Stroke Prevention Special to The StarP ORT ST. JOE Every year, more than half a million Americans suffer a stroke. Strokes have become the third-leading cause of death and are the No. 1 cause of long-term disability for adults in the U.S. To educate the community about the causes and prevention of brain attack, vascular sur geon Dr. Patrick Tamim will pro vide a free presentation on stroke on Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. ET in the Conference Room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. Tamim also will provide information about pe ripheral artery disease, commonly referred to as PAD. Preregistration is request ed for the seminar, which is sponsored by Sacred Hearts SENIORSpirit! membership pro gram. Call Paulina Pendarvis at 229-5627 to register. Tamim is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed residency in general surgery and a vascular surgery fellowship. He specializes in the treatment of vascular diseases, including stroke prevention, open and endo vascular treatment of aneurysm and peripheral artery diseases, varicose and spider veins, and di alysis access. Sacred Heart SENIORSpirit! is a free program for people 55 and older. Benets include free screenings, seminars, special inpatient benets such as three free guest meal tickets (up to $5) per hospital stay, a monthly calendar of events detailing all SENIOR Spirit! events, and discounted pre paid lab coupon program. About Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf: Sacred Heart Hospi tal on the Gulf opened in 2010 to serve residents of Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties. The 19-bed fa cility features 24-hour emergency services, inpatient services, surgi cal services, diagnostic and labo ratory services and a helipad to be used by Sacred Hearts regional air ambulance service to provide rapid transport for trauma or criti cally ill patients. The hospital is operated by Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola and a part of Ascension Health, the na tions largest system of Catholic, not-for-prot health care facilities. For more information, visit www. sacredheartonthegulf.org, nd us on Facebook or call 850-229-5600.
CLASSIFIEDSThursday, August 11, 2011 The Star | B7 Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALD BID and include the BID NUMBER. Please provide an original and three (3) copies. Bids must be submitted to the Gulf County Clerks Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 by Friday, September 2, 2011 at 4:30 p.m., E.T. Bids will be opened at this same location on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. Any questions concerning this bid should be directed to David Richardson at (850) 227-9562 or Bobby Plair (850) 227-1115. Gulf County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Warren Yeager, Jr., Chairman Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk August 4, 11, 2011 3399S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 411 Application No. 2011-12 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 02387-000R Description of Property: Lots 7 and 8, of Block 1 of Hardens Addition to the City of Wewahitchka, according to the official map or plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Clifford C. Millergren and M. Janice Millergren All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 7th day of September, 2011. Dated this 25th day of July, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 3387S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 516 Application No. 2011-07 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 02729-000R Description of Property: South 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Willie Nobles & Dorothy Ruth Nobles All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 7th day of September, 2011. Dated this 25th day of July, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 3388S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 589 Application No. 2011-08 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 03083-780R Description of Property: Unit 16, EAGLE LANDING SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 51, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Sand Castle Developers LLC/Swiftwater LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 7th day of September, 2011. Dated this 25th day of July, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 3431S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 10-482 CA SUPERIOR BANK, as successor in interest to THE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KC LLC, a Florida limited liability company, KAY W. EUBANKS a/k/a KAY WOOD EUBANKS, and CLAYTON TERRENCE EUBANKS, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 5th day of April, 2011, in Case Number 10-482 CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein SUPERIOR BANK, as successor in successor in interest to THE BANK is Plaintiff, and KC LLC, a Florida limited liability company, KAY EUBANKS a/k/a KAY WOOD EUBANKS and CLAYTON TERRENCE EUBANKS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder at the front lobby door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., Eastern Time on the 25th day of August, 2011, the following described real property, as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Fore-closure, to-wit: Lot 4, Block 6, RIVERSIDE ESTATES ADDITION TO IOLA UNIT NUMBER 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Together with all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, rights, oil and gas rights, timber, all diversion payments or third party payments made to drop producers, and all existing and future improvements, structures, fixtures, and replacements that may now, or at any time in the future, be part of the real estate described above (all referred to as Property), including a 2001 Claz mobile home, ID# CLS097249TN AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL POST WITH THE CLERK A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF THE FINAL BID. THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE SALE PRICE AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. THE SUM REMAINING DUE AND OWING AFTER APPLICATION OF THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE PAID TO THE CLERK IN CERTIFIED FUNDS NO LATER THAN TEN (10) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AT THE SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE REQUISITE STATE DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record, as of the date of the lis pendens, may claim the surplus. DATED this 25th day of July, 2011. REBECCA NORRIS Gulf County Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Barbara A. Baxter As Deputy Clerk August 4, 11, 2011 3449S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000337 RBC CENTURA BANK Plaintiff, vs. W. BROOKE MILES A/K/A WILBUR BROOKS MILES, et al. Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 23-2009-CA000337 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, RBC CENTURA BANK, is Plaintiff, and, W. BROOKE MILES A/K/A WILBUR BROOKS MILES, et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at the hour of 11:00 AM ET, on the 25th day of August, 2011, the following described property: LOT 2, BLOCK A OF SUNSET POINTE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES(S) 41-43, OF 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 60 days after the sale. DATED this 29th day of July, 2011. REBECCA L. (BECKY) NORRIS Clerk Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 4, 11, 2011 3433S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. IN RE: The Estate of RICHARD W. LaFERLE, deceased. Case No. 11-54-PR In Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of Richard W. LaFerle, deceased, File Number 11-54-PR 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 names and addresses of the personal representative and that personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 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 estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is August 4, 2011. THOMAS S. GIBSON Personal Representative P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 THOMAS S. GIBSON RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailors Cove Drive P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 850 229-8211 FL Bar No. 0350583 ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER August 4, 11, 2011 3460S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 1326 Application No. 2011-17 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 06268-044R Description of Property: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence North 00 Degrees 04 Minutes 21 Seconds East 1341.09 feet to the Southwesterly right of way boundary of County Road No. 30-E, thence run along said right of way boundary as follows: South 23 Degrees 25 Minutes 11 Seconds East 1642.44 feet to a point of curve to the left, thence Southeasterly along said curve with a radius of 11426.79 feet thru a central angle of 00 Degrees 29 Minutes 20 Seconds for an arc distance of 97.50 feet, thence continue along said curve with a radius of 11426.79 feet thru a central angle of 00 Degrees 29 Minutes 54 Seconds for an arc distance of 99.39 feet, thence leaving said right of way boundary, run South 66 Degrees 05 Minutes 29 Seconds West 520.00 feet; thence run South 23 Degrees 54 Minutes 31 Seconds East 53.35 feet to a rod and cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue South 23 Degrees 54 Minutes 31 Seconds East 46.01 feet to a rod and cap, thence run South 66 Degrees 09 Minutes 06 Seconds West 267.93 feet to the approximate mean high waterline of the Gulf of Mexico, thence run North 19 Degrees 21 Minutes 28 Seconds West along said approximate mean high waterline 35.62 feet, thence run North 14 Degrees 39 Minutes 38 Seconds West along said approximate mean high waterline 10.81 feet, thence run North 66 Degrees 10 Minutes 13 Seconds East 263.37 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 0.28 of an acre more or less. ALSO: DESCRIPTION: 12 FOOT INGRESS/ EGRESS EASEMENT A parcel of land lying and being in Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, and Section 12, Township 9 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Northwest Corner of said Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, and thence North 00 Degrees 04 Minutes 21 Seconds East along the West boundary line of Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, for 1341.09 feet to the Southwesterly right of way fine of County Road No. 30-E, thence South 23 Degrees 25 Minutes 11 Seconds East along said right of way line for 1642.44 feet to a point of curve; thence continue along said right of way line along the arc of a curve to the left which has a radius of 11,426.79 feet and a central angle of 00 Degrees 29 Minutes 20 Seconds for an arc length of 97.50 feet; thence continue along said curve to the left which has a radius of 11,426.79 feet and a central angle of 00 Degrees 29 Minutes 54 Seconds for an arc length of 99.39 feet, thence leaving said right of way line, South 66 Degrees 05 Minutes 29 Seconds West for 520.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence South 23 Degrees 54 Minutes 31 Seconds East for 53.35 feet, thence South 66 Degrees 05 Minutes 29 Seconds West for 12.00 feet; thence North 23 Degrees 54 Minutes 31 Seconds West for 53.35 feet; thence North 68 Degrees 05 Minutes 29 Seconds East for 12.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO: A 12 Easement for the Ingress and Egress as described in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, at O. R. Book 176, Page 310-321, located between County Road C-30 and the property described above. Name in which assessed: Richard J. Nelson III & Theresa R. Nelson All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 14th day of September, 2011. Dated this 1st day of August, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 11, 18, 25,2011 Sept 1, 2011 3457S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 996 Application No. 2011-14 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 03806-175R Description of Property: Lot 15, of Block A, of SeaShores/St. Joe Beach Unit #3, according to the Plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 3, at page 35. Name in which assessed: Anthony Alfred Peter Davis and Darin Neal Qualls All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 14th day of September, 2011. Dated this 1st day of August, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 11, 18, 25, 2011 Sept 1, 2011 3458S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 588 Application No. 2011-16 Year of Issuance: 2009 R.E. No. 03083-775R Description of Property: Unit 15, EAGLE LANDING SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 51, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida Name in which assessed: Swift Water, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 14th day of September, 2011. Dated this 1st day of August, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 11, 18, 25,2011 Sept 1, 2011 3471S IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-31-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER D. LEONE, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 26, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 11-31-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, and the defendant, CHRISTOPHER D. LEONE, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 25th day of August, 2011, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 5, Block B, Sweetwater Shores at Money Bayou, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3 at Pages 39 and 40 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 1st day of August, 2011. HON. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Clerk/Deputy Clerk Aug 11, 18, 2011 3465S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 10-197 CA Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for the register holders of Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2007-NC4 Mortgage Pass through certificates, Series 2007-NC4, Plaintiff, vs. Kimberly Franklin, Unknown Spouse of Kimberly Franklin Gulf County Board of County Commissioners, Unknown Tenant #1. and Unknown Tenant #2 Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 26, 2011, and entered in Case No. 10-197 CA of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for the register holders of Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2007-NC4 Mortgage Pass through certificates. Series 2007-NC4, is Plaintiff and Kimberly Franklin, Unknown Spouse of Kimberly Franklin Gulf County Board of County Commissioners, Unknown Tenant #1, and Unknown Tenant #2, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Boule-vard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 oclock a.m. ET, on the 25th day of August, 2011, the following descibed property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 5, Block 90, St. Josephs Addition to the City of Port St. Joe, Unit 2, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 29 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Located: 905 20th Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 and all fixtures personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida this 27th day of July, 2011. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Clairfied & Okon, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Ave. Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 713-1400 Aug 4, 11, 2011 3476S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 23-2010-CA-000354 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDER OF ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2004-HE7 ASSET BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-HE7 Plaintiff, vs. JENNY L. ACREE A/K/A JENNY ACREE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNY L. ACREE A/K/A JENNY ACREE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT (S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, RE-SCHEDULED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated June 28, 2011, entered in Civil Case No.: 23-2010CA-000354, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDER OF ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2004HE7 ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES., SERIES 2004-HE7 is Plaintiff, and JENNY L. ACREE A/K/A JENNY ACREE, is Defendant. Clerk shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m.,ET in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. 32456 on the 25th day of August, 2011 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgement, to wit: LOTS 43, 44, 45 AND THAT PORTION OF LOT 46 LYING NORTH OF THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD 20, BLOCK B, BEATY SUBDIVISION OF WHITE CITY, IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 23, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 (954) 354-3544 This property is located at the Street address of. 227 Road 20, Wewahitchka, FL 32465. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the Its pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on August 1st, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile (954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447, Telephone 850718-0026 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice; If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800955-8771. Aug 11, 18, 2011 3480S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at its meeting on the 6th day of September, 2011, at 6:00 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will have the 2nd reading and consider for final adoption an Ordinance with the following title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL LAND USES IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR DENSITY, SETBACKS AND LOT COVERAGE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerks Office at (850) 229-8261, Est. 114. CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA BY: S/ MEL MAGIDSON, JR. Mayor-Commissioner Attest: S/ James A. Anderson City Clerk-Auditor August 11, 2011 3477S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 23-2010-CA-000138 Division OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE P. HAMM, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE P. HAMM; SURFSIDE ESTATES OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, RE-SCHEDULED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated June 28, 2011, entered in Civil Case No.: 23-2010-CA000138, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC is Plaintiff, and GEORGE P. HAMM, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE P. HAMM and SURFSIDE ESTATES OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are Defendants. The Clerk shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m.. ET in the lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G. Costm, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. 32456 on the 25th day of August, 2011, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 3, BLOCK 3, SURFSIDE ESTATES, UNIT I, AS PER 1VIAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 18, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of. 149 Boardwalk Ave, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days. only the owner of record as of the date of the Its pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on August 1st, 2011. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE COURT By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran, Blvd., Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447, Telephone 850718-0026 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice; If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800955-8771. Aug 11, 18, 2011 3489S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-124-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES BAILEY IV and MYSTIC PALMS SUBDIVISION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendant. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 2, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the 3486S IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000459 RBC CENTURA BANK Plaintiff, vs. WILSON, LINDA A., et al. Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pusuant to an Order in Final Judgment entered in Case No. 23-2009-CA000459 of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida, wherein, RBC CENTURA BANK, is Plainitiff, and, WILSON, LINDA A., et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at the hour of 11:00 am ET, on the 8th day of September, 2011, the following described property. Lot 23, SUNSET VILLAGE SUBDIVISION, as per Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 19, of 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 60 days after after the sale. DATE this 3rd day of August, 2011. REBECCA L (BECKY) NORRIS Clerk Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk August 11, 18, 2011
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Call 850-227-6216 Text FL72076 to 56654 Publishers 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. Real Estate/BankingNow SeekingPart Time contractor to attend foreclosure sales on our firms behalf. Prior experience with the courthouse and/ or court services (foreclosure sales) preferred. Please contact Heather at hnewman@ thesolutionsfirm.com with resume to apply. Web ID#: 34172037 Text FL72037 to 56654 2 ba, 1 ba, Neat and clean townhouse in quiet Port St Joe neighborhood, 1020B Woodward, Available now. $700/mon with 1 yr lease., 1st and last, $600 deposit. 850-819-2250 / 850-819-7815. Smoke free. Food ServicesNow HiringExp. Chef/Cook & experienced Wait Staff. Apply in person to 71 Market St.Apalachicola between 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm. Web-Id 34170461 Food Svs/Hospitality The Port Inn is now accepting applications for a 7am-3pmFront Desk Sales Agent & Food SvsWeekends and holidays are required. This is a Full Time position. The ideal candidate will have previous computer and guest service skills, but were willing to train the right person. 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A bid package may be picked up at the Gulf County School Board Maintenance Department, 150 Middle School Road or faxed by calling 850229-8369. Bids will be accepted starting August 11, 2011 and ending August 25, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. E.S.T. August 11, 2011 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. 3493S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at its meeting on the 20th day of September, 2011, at 6:00 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will have the 2nd reading and consider for final adoption an Ordinance with the following title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA AMENDING ORDINANCE 412; AMENDING CERTAIN TIME FRAMES; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerks Office at (850) 229-8261, Est. 114. CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA BY: S/MEL MAGIDSON, JR. Mayor-Commissioner Attest: S/James A. Anderson City Clerk-Auditor August 11, 2011 3496S PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Final Agency Action Taken by the Northwest Florida Water Management District Notice is given that storrnwatcr permit number 1123 was issued on August 3, 2011, to Dunes Club Condorniniuun Association the addition of a dry retention facility to treat and attenuate the existing Dunes Club development, Port St. Joe. The file containing the application for this permit is available for inspection Monday through Friday (except for legal holidays), 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Northwest Florida Water Management Districts ERP Office, The Delaney Center Building, Suite 2-D 2252 Killearn Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32309. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57 F.S., or may choose to pursue inediation as an alternative remedy under Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-404, Florida Administrative Code. Petitions must comply with the requirements of Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 28-106 and be filed with (received by) the District Clerk located at District Headquarters, 81 Water Management Drive, Havana, FL 32333-4712. Petitions for administrative hearing on the above application must be filed within hventy-one (21) days of publication of this notice or within twenty-six (26) days of tile District depositing notice of this intent in the mail for those persons to whom the District mails actual notice. Failure to file a petition within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right(s) such person(s) may have to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 129.57, F.S., concerning the subject permit. Petitions which are not filed in accordance with tile above provisions are subject to dismissal. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to forululate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Districts final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice of intent. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by ally such final decision of the District on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceedings, the Front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on September 8, 2011, the following described property: Lot 9, Mystic Palms, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 8, of the Public of Gulf County, Florida Dated: August 3, 2011 Gulf County Clerk of Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Aug 11, 18, 2011 accordance with the requirements set forth above. August 11, 2011 Classified Advertising works hard ...filling the employment needs of area business firms, helping people to meet their prospective employers, helping people buy and sell all kinds of goods and services, and much more Nothing works harder than the Classifieds