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FACES OF 2011 ................B1

Thursday, DECEMBER 29,2011 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com 50C


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to provide
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lists, oth-
Ser suml-

The Northwest HFlorida Renewabe Energy
enter w be no more t an artist'
interpretation after the developer o the
project abandoned the project in the fourth
puarter. The year had seen the projected
secure the requisite permitting on
undLne b' the economy.

Energy center loses
The Northwest Flor-
ida Renewable Energy
Center entered this list in
2009 with something of a
roar and likely exits this
list this year with a whim-
Much of the past 12
months went something
swimmingly for the proj-
ect, first introduced to
Port St. Joe by city, county
and economic develop-
ment officials, despite a
grassroots organization
rallied to halt the project.
The project was ac-
quired in April by Rent-
ech, Inc., a publicly-traded
renewable energy com-
pany based in the West.
At acquisition, Rentech
announced it was in talks
with the U.S. Department
of Energy on a loan guar-
antee for much of the con-
struction financing on the
$200 million project.
The Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental
Protection issued a final
air permit after a chal-
lenge was withdrawn on
the eve of an administra-
tive law hearing in Port
St. Joe.

By the time Port St.
Joe city commissioners
finally were presented
with a development in
October, there were signs
of problems. The U.S. De-
partment of Energy an-
nounced that negotiations
for the loan guarantee
were put on hold, leaving
financing in a murky and
troubled private market
up in the air.
In approving the de-
velopment order the city
also put a restriction on
using invasive species for
fuel at the plant: company
officials said they had
no intention of using the
fast-growing grasses for
fuel, but pilot plant fields
were established before
being uprooted and the
air emissions permit left
the fuel available to the
In the end, after a
string of public hearings
and workshops, after in-
formational "town hall"
meetings sponsored by
opponents, extensive
media coverage, the proj-
ect was "abandoned" by
Rentech in the fourth


about the trials and evidence
put before county residents
throughout the past year,
so consider this is a humble
launch point for how 2011
could be remembered by the
picklocks of future histori-
The year would d not hale
been possible without the
contibultiions ot readers

Rescue Mission
ilIhtltor\\ard Local organiz-
%\anted to establish a (GLilt
st Hope Center to assist the t
lelesis I the county
From that first meeting,
h local elected officials and
c and ministerial leaders,
t hope center was subsumed
larger conversation blaring l
n Bay County to Port St. Joe
cerning the role of the Pan- 1
a City Rescue Mission in a
Leaders from the Rescue I
sion told local organizers f
y were best equipped to
ablish a "satellite" office in
t St. Joe and the idea rippled
a controversy that sharply
ded a community over con- I
ns about crime, loitering, i
acts on businesses and i
perty values.
The conflagration arose just
n elected leadership change
Panama City had officials 30
es to the west pondering the I
ie questions.
Clouding the issue in Gulf i
nty was quantifying the f

and friends in the commu-
nity who provided so many
lasting images throughout
the year Debbie and Jon
Hooper, Marie Romanelli,
Bill Fauth, Sandie Yar-
brough, Carla May, to name
just a few.
\\ilh that. and in no 1 par-
ticular order, tlIe mIost 1111d
stones aid theme s ot 2ni1

homeless problem in Port St.
Joe and (the Ibroader countN
By any and all orticial mea-
sti-rements. tilt (County lhas no
q:liantifiable homeless popula-
tionI but iI1 today's ec('lon y
the argument that needy tolks
are not suffering does not hold
water. Rescue Mission officials
And in a community that has
long taken pride in taking care
of others, the issues concerning
the Rescue Mission were vex-
Establishing an office along
Reid Avenue only fanned the
flames of opponents, who point-
ed to the folks on arrest logs
who offered the Panama City
Rescue Mission as an address
and the un-appealing sight of
folks down on their luck hover-
ing along the highway and busi-
nesses around the mission in
Panama City.
An office is established now
on the site of a commercial
business in the northern sec-
tion of Port St. Joe, but the of-
fice, its mission and the funda-
mental questions its presence
puts before a community seem
likely to percolate.

New Medical Office Building

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Scored Heort Hospaol or, he Gulf cor r, ued
as it ded,coaed o nev. Med,cal O rce Budir, rorocr,, g
more potertservices tc the Por St Joe campus

Celebrate safe,

celebrate twice this

New Year's Eve

Star Staff Report

The Gulf County Tourism Development
Council and the Mexico Beach Community De-
velopment Council would like to invite every-
one to their annual "Celebrate Safe, Celebrate
Twice" event this New Year's Eve.
Patrons can start the evening in the East-
ern Time Zone in Port St. Joe and St. Joe
Beach, then travel west to Mexico Beach and
celebrate all over again an hour later in the
Central Time Zone.
The event will feature firework shows this

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The proposed site of the observation tower,
at the corner of Highway 98 and Fourth

PSJ commissioners

green light tower


By Valerie Garman
Star Staff Writer
The Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency was
given the go-ahead by city commissioners at a
Dec. 20 workshop for the construction of an ob-
servation tower on the southeast corner of High-
way 98 and Fourth Street.
Despite skepticism from some commission-
ers about the purpose of the project, PSJRA
members continued to push the agency's goal
of creating an iconic structure for the city; some-
thing they said will attract drivers off the highway
to the city's business district on Reid Avenue.
The proposed structure will stand 45 feet tall
and measure 18 feet wide, and will be located
next to the new Billy Joe Rish Memorial Park-
ing Lot. The PSJRA plans to begin construction
on the tower sometime after construction of the
parking lot is complete in April.
Gail Alsobrook, executive director of the
PSJRA, presented commissioners with a scale
model of the tower in relation to the buildings in
the proposed location.
"That's one big tower when you draw it out
like that," said Commissioner Lorinda Gingell,
who later questioned whether the tower could
cross the fine line between icon and eyesore.
Commissioner Rex Buzzett suggested scrap-
ping the entire project at the board's previous
workshop on Dec. 6.
"I think the whole tower project is too big for
that area, for that lot," Buzzett said. "I just think


New preserve manager on board

By Valerie Garman
Star Staff Writer
He's wrangled invasive
brown tree snakes in Guam,
researched Alabama cot-
tonmouths, organized pre-
scribed burns in Maine,
Georgia and Florida, and
has worked for Nature Con-
servancies across the coun-
Matt Greene is now
settled in Port St. Joe as
the new manager of the St.
Joseph Bay State Buffer
Preserve, a job, he said, that
keeps surprising him.
"Everyday could be dif-
ferent," Greene said. "The

job will require a fair amount
of field work, which is good
because I like to be outside."
With two weeks under his
belt, Greene is busy learning
the lay of the 5,500 acres of
land he is now responsible
for managing, which has led
him to spot eagles' nests,
bear tracks, shore birds,
white pelicans, coyotes, rac-
coons and many species of
rare plants and wildflowers
in the preserve since he be-
gan Dec. 5.
With a degree in zool-
ogy from Auburn University,
the wildlife biologist, nature
photographer and self-pro-
claimed Longleaf Pine en-

thusiast is hoping to spread
the word about the many
splendors of the buffer pre-
serve to those who may not
know about it.
"I've been told that people
in this area don't know that
we're there and they don't
know what we do," Greene
said. "We're just hoping to
get the word out about the
park. It's such a great re-
The St. Joseph Bay State
Buffer Preserve consists
of 5,500 acres of land acting
as a buffer between areas of
development and the aquat-
ic ecosystem of St. Joseph
Bay and offers public hiking

trails, boat launches and an
observation tower overlook-
ing St. Joseph Bay.
Greene wears many hats
at the preserve, focusing
on preservation of the wet-
lands, measuring the health
of seagrass beds, running
prescribed fire operations,
tracking water quality, com-
puter mapping and more.
"We do burns throughout
the year, but mostly in the
spring and summer," Greene
said. "The fresh growth has
a lot of protein and is impor-
tant to the wildlife."
He said there are six to
eight plant species in the
preserve that are classified

by the federal government
as threatened. Another re-
sponsibility calls for Greene
to measure the density of
these rare plants.
The preserve has recent-
ly received land acquisition
grants from the federal gov-
ernment and is looking into
purchasing more land sur-
rounding the area to expand
its boundaries.
Greene said he will ex-
plore grant writing later in
the year to see if the preserve
would qualify for grants to
fund new public education
and outreach programs, a
project that falls under one
of his goals as the new pre-

serve manager.
"I hope to have a few
things ready in the sum-
mer," said Greene, who is
interested in conducting in-
formational sessions on bird
diversity, water quality, bay
scallops, native plants
and invasive spe-
cies in the
near future.




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quarter according ito a lre-
rlease trol itie ColnIl)panyL
Opponents sou'llit to o(er-
ituni tle state and Ilocal per-
mittiiii iot the p Iroject
Proplironenits \ere lett to
wonder r \\hat \\enlit \\on
with a project promising
200 or more jobs during con-
struction and some 100-150
permanent jobs at the plant
and in the fuel chain. A proj-
ect economic development
officials contended could
become a magnet for other
renewable energy efforts
- research, manufacturing
- locating to the county.

lthe truLIstratlon t \' as theL
debate seemed dillen Iby
torcels beS.ondI and ouit OIt
tle control ot. any one indIl-
IIdual 'or orIanlzation aC tLu-I
ally located in tlIe county

Port on the radar
For o'ticials aIt t le Port
ot Port St Joe thle last year
likely tell much like being a
dateless beauty queen on
full display but lacking all
the required love.
There were certainly
positives for one of just 14
deepwater ports in Florida
and the last to see substan-
tial development.
Gov. Rick Scott appeared
at the an-

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p Sl Jo:e 9 1ev cit ond hosted ,e
a dol:,tn from Avzona CheIxcoling hnaye
a deation of state officic's exam i
a ceelegatioe '"
cdeelovp the V-0

nutal LincolI Da.\ Dinner ini
February and proclaimed
one ot' his itocuses to I)e de-
ehrlop)II1Q Flonda's portsasa
natural fit tor A 'o\2 I jobs
Later in ithe year a con-
tilllaenllt ot state otficials,
IlLost prominently lithe Sec-
retaIry ot transportationn,
tired tile (port facilities, lie
old paper mill site bulkhead
and the surrounding topo-
graphic footprint.
The governor also over-
hauled the look of the Port
Authority board of direc-
tors when he replaced two
members and reappointed
the current chairwoman.
Meanwhile, the port's
footprint expanded when
Arizona Chemical agreed
to donate the site of its for-
mer Port St. Joe chemical
plant and infrastructure, a
donation worth millions and
bringing total port size to
some 100 acres and bring-
ing rail to the doorstep of
the port.
And Port and St. Joe
Company officials indicate
a positive direction in ongo-
ing talks over partnering in
some fashion to develop the
The key to unlocking the
region's economic potential
- at least according to some
officials with Apalachee
Regional Planning Council
remains elusive.
A barge terminal re-
mains dormant.
The widening of the
Panama Canal is due to be

The City of Mexico Beach

will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on

Wednesday, January 4,2012, at 6:00 p.m. CST

at the Mexico Beach Civic Center.

The purpose of this Town Hall Meeting

will be to discuss the possible

REZONING of the Beach Baptist Chapel

(15th Street and Hwy 386)

and the proposed development of a Family Fun Center

at this location.

No decisions or voting will take place at this Town Hall

Meeting, it is for informational purposes and

allowing for citizen input only.

completed in just oerr it\\o
ears, but tlIe prospects ot
a ulmlt-tronIt bulkhead, and
accLess to (ithe itederal ship-
pin0 channel, remain out ot

portation otticial noted
dulnn11 his look-see ot tlie
port,. there is potenrital buIt
\t Ilhat is Ibadl(I needed is a
private partiler to step to
the plate.
The port a poten-
tial jewel for the region
- remains looking for the

District roller
To say 2011 was a bit
of a ride for Gulf District
Schools is akin to contend-
ing Brad Pitt is considered
one handsome man.
From the superinten-
dent's office to the school
grounds, this was a year of
change for county public
For the fourth-straight
year Gulf District Schools
were an "A" district and one
of fewer than 15 statewide
to be recognized as "high-
performing" for meeting
certain criteria.
The district also topped
the state in high school
graduation rate.
While that good work
was being accomplished,
however, fiscal pain spread.
The district made more
than $1.2 million in cuts be-
fore even taking up a pro-
posal to move to a four-day
week during the current
school year to save money.
rhat proposal was greeted
with considerable dissent,
as parents descended on

to\\n lall
meetings at each end of the
county to protest so quick
a jolting change to sched-
The district's revenues
took another hit from state
lawmakers in the spring
and federal stimulus and
jobs money disappeared
and the voter-approved one
mill additional operating
levy did not bring nearly as
much revenue as expected.
Every option seemed on
the table and by the time
school opened in August
the district had shed nearly
two dozen jobs and consoli-
dated the middle and high
schools, restoring the ju-
nior/senior high model and
bringing about county-wide
changes in administrators.
Not that the decision was
met to Hosannas, either by
sixth-graders anticipating
the move from elementary
school to middle school nor
many parents and educa-
tors who had championed
the creation of the middle

over the past 15-20 years.
As if all that was not
enough for one year, Super-
intendent of Schools Tim
Wilder accepted the same
position for Dothan (AL)
City Schools and was in Ala-
bama by June.
The School Board ad-
hered to Wilder's recom-
mendation that he be re-
placed on an interim basis
by deputy superintendent
Sara Joe Wooten and she
gave way to Superinten-
dent Jim Norton after the
local businessman and
former congressional aide
was appointed in August by
Gov. Rick Scott to succeed
Wilder, just as the school
year was beginning.

'First new county
school in 40 years'
That statement was pro-
nounced again and again
this fall as North Florida

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TOWER PROJECT from page Al

there are a lot of negatives
we didn't think about be-
At the Dec. 20 workshop
both Buzzett and Commis-
sioner Bill Kennedy re-
mained apathetic towards
the project, something they
both agreed was too large
for the proposed area.
During the workshop
commissioners discussed
concerns about the tower's
height, accommodations,
safety, location, maintenance
and security requirements,
and liability issues.
Alsobrook said the total
cost of the project will be un-
certain until it is put out for
bid, and will be paid for par-
tiallyby grant funds matched
by dollars from the agency's
budget. The project did not
require a vote from commis-
sioners because it fell within
the PSJRA budget.
Board member Willie
Ramsey said the next step
would be to draw up more
formal plans for the project
and keep the lines of com-
munication open with com-
Alsobrook ended the

workshop by saying, "Let's
make it great for the city."
Request to rescind
Rentech development
Commissioners dis-
cussed a request made by
the Gulf Citizens for Clean
Renewable Energy, Inc. to
rescind the development
order for the Northwest
Florida Renewable Energy
Center, a project Rentech,
Inc. abandoned earlier this
month, citing an inability to
secure financing.
The city received a letter
from the organization signed
by Margaret Sheehan that
said there has been no sub-
stantiation from Rentech
that the project is cancelled.
The group has filed a lawsuit
requesting the development
order be rescinded.
Rentech posted a press
release on its website re-
garding its fourth-quarter
business and within that
release are statements that
the company "abandoned"
the Port St. Joe project, as
well as others, during the

"If the project has in fact
been withdrawn, then the
development order is not
needed and the city should
provide the community with
assurance that the project
will not be going forward as
presently approved," Shee-
han wrote.
Commissioner Gingell
questioned if the city had
any grounds to rescind the
development order.
"I would caution us tak-
ing any action right now
to rescind it until we have
more information about
the suit that was filed," said
Mayor Mel Magidson. "They
(Rentech) don't intend to
buy the (old Material Trans-
fer Industries) property now.
We have enough time to take
action before we have to re-
spond to the suit."
City Attorney Tom Gibson
said two lawsuits have been
filed against the city, but
they have yet to be served.
He said the organizations
have also asked the city to
pay their attorney's fees.
Gibson said another
complaint was filed with the
U.S. Environmental Protec-

tion Agency based on the
disproportionate impact the
minority community would
experience with pollution.
PSJ Receives check
from the Florida
League of Cities
Mayor Magidson was
presented with a check for
the City of Port St. Joe from
Tom Conley with the Florida
League of Cities at the Dec.
20 meeting.
The check covered re-
turned property insurance
premiums totaling $36,887.
Conley said the league
of cities has issued return
of premiums checks for the
last four years because the
state has not been hit by
any big storms. He said they
will return $8 million in pre-
miums across the state this
"It's a definite benefit of
our program that is unique
to us," Conley said.
City Manager Charlie
Weston said the Florida
League of Cities, an orga-
nization that serves the
state's municipalities, has
been a tremendous asset to

Port St. Joe.
Centennial Building
The commission dis-
cussed improving the acous-
tics in the Centennial Build-
ing to make the building
more appropriate for public
"I feel strongly that this is
the second most important
building in the city, behind
city hall," said Buzzett, who
noted that improving the
building's acoustics would
make the building a better
place to hold meetings and
to enjoy functions.
Commissioner Kennedy
suggested having an acous-
tics expert from a university
to come and measure the
building's acoustics.
Buzzett said he would
contact engineering schools
from Florida State Univer-
sity and Florida A&M Uni-
versity to see if:
"We'll keep it on the agen-
da," Buzzett said. "I'll keep
working on it."
Five-year Capital
Improvement Plan

Commissioners were
presented with a proposed
five-year schedule of capi-
tal improvements for the
city, a document required
by the state.
City Manager Charlie
Weston said the plan allows
the city to map out the proj-
ects that are most impor-
tant to the area.
Among the major proj-
ects for the 2011-12 fiscal
year are headworks and
sprayfields improvements
to the sewer system total-
ing $5,500,000; phase one
of pipe replacements to
the city water system to-
taling $2,400,000; $575,000
for construction of a multi-
use path along Madison
and Garrison Avenue; and
$128,000 for the construc-
tion of the Billy Joe Rish
Memorial Parking lot at the
corner of Fourth Street and
Highway 98.
The first reading to the
capital improvement plan
will take place at the city's
regular meeting Jan. 3,
and the final passing is
scheduled for the Jan. 17

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Credit card stolen?

Here's what you do

Despite high-profile
media attention, the
odds of having your
credit or debit card
number stolen by
crooks remains
at historically
low levels. That
said, it's always
good to know
what to do in \
case lightening
does strike
and someone JAS
fraudulently uses ALDE
your card. Left
unchecked, they might
try to run up bills, drain
your checking account
or worse steal your
Here are actions to
take if this happens to
First, contact the
bank or credit union
that issued your card.
You'll find a toll-free
number on the back
of your card, on your
billing statement or at
the company's website.
Close the compromised
account and open a new
one with a different
account number. Change
related passwords or
PIN numbers and notify
companies that have
automatic payments tied
to the closed account
to make sure you don't
miss a payment. Also,
log all calls, letters and
emails you have with
your card issuer about
the fraud this will be
helpful if you need to file
a claim or police report.
Contact one of the
three major credit
bureaus, Equifax (888-
766-0008), Experian (888-
397-3742) or TransUnion
(800-680-7289), and place
an Initial Fraud Alert
on your credit file if
you suspect you have
been, or are about to
be, a victim of identity
theft. Whichever bureau
you contact will notify
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SON stolen from
RMAN your account
or your identity
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"Defend: Recover
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website contains step-
by-step instructions for
completing and filing
the report with local,
state and federal law-
enforcement agencies
Also send copies
of the report by
certified mail, return
requested to the credit
bureaus and companies
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Wayne Taylor picked the right man

I met Howard Rogers
on a chilly Friday night
in late November of 1971.
We were on top of the
press box at the local high
school football field. I was
there as an aspiring young
coach. We were getting
ready to play a district
game and Coach
Taylor sent me "up
top" to get a better
view of the field and
the various sets and
formations of the
opposing team.
A rival coach, HI
whose team
obviously had an D
open date, climbed Kes
up through the tiny
hatch in the floor and
joined me. We couldn't
have an adversary
eavesdropping on our
in-game conversation! I
politely explained to the
visiting coach we had
a room set aside inside
the press box for him
and asked if he would
be so kind as to move
back down to that room.
He let me know fairly
demonstratively (and I'm
being kind here) that he
wasn't going anywhere. He
was going to stand right
there all night long if he
wanted to! The top of the
press box was rather small
and there is no way he
couldn't hear everything
we said. I apprised Coach
Taylor of this unhappy
development. He didn't
hesitate, "I know a guy
that will get him down."
Mr. Rogers came easing
up through the hole in the
roof just a few minutes


later. I was grateful to see
the police uniform. He
had that little sideways
grin, something I would
become familiar with over
the years, etched on his
face. It presented him as
a friendly, let's-all-get-
along-here kind of guy. He
didn't even look
at me. "Coach,"
he came right to
the point, "you are
not supposed to
be up here. Coach
Taylor has a room
IKER for you right
WN "I'm not going
Colbert anywhere. This
is a free country!
Ain't nobody getting me off
this press box!"
There was a moment of
silence. I got to doing some
quick surveying. That roof
was even smaller than
I first realized. The only
rail was facing the field
and I grabbed a hold of it.
I didn't want to get swept
overboard in case the fight
broke out!
Mr. Rogers was a fairly
good-sized man. The
coach was much bigger.
I was wondering if the
policeman was going to
draw his gun and wishing
I had gone to dentistry
school like Mother wanted
when Mr. Rogers smiled.
"Coach, come on now,
we don't need a scene
up here. You can see just
as well down below." He
reached out and gently
put his hand on the
coaches' elbow. The coach
jerked his arm back,
"Don't you touch me. I told

you I'm not leaving!"
I redoubled my hold.
The sideways grin left
Howard Rogers' face.
His eyes fairly lit up. He
made no move for his gun.
He didn't raise his voice.
As calmly as it could be
spoken he looked the
coach dead in the eye
and said, "Coach, you just
made this real personal.
You are coming off this
press box. You can go
down that ladder. Or you
can go off the back of this
thing. But one way or the
other you are going down
right now."
Folks, did I mention we
were five stories high! I
locked my elbow and my
left leg around the rail. I,
of course, had no way of
knowing this officer has
slogged across the South
Pacific with MacArthur
in World War II; those
eyes had stared down the
Japanese on Biak Island
in May of 1944. They didn't
blink then.. .they didn't
blink now! Here's what I
knew for certain on that
cool November night.
This policeman meant
exactly what he said!
He was going to throw
the interloper off this
The big tough visiting
coach saw it too. As meek
as a lamb he quietly chose
the ladder. Mr. Rogers
looked back at me as
he started down, the
sideways grin maybe even
a tad wider, "Coach, enjoy
the game."
What a great way
to start a relationship!

He became an instant
friend. I'd see him at
Homecoming parades, ball
games, patrolling through
town; he never mentioned
the press box incident. But
I sure did, "Mr. Howard,
you tossed any wayward
coaches lately?"
He would approach me
about a high school kid
that was messing up. He
didn't want to arrest him.
"How can we help him,
Coach?" What a great
attitude. When he found
out my Dad was also on
Biak, it opened up a whole
new relationship for us.
He brought an antique
clock to me recently.
"Coach, it got moved. It
won't run." No way in
this world was I going to
tell him I quit working
on clocks years ago. I
couldn't take a chance
that he might drag me
up to that press box! It
was a genuine Gustav
Becker, a great clock. I
fixed it, oiled it up and got
it back to him. He was
so appreciative. "Coach,
this clock means a great
deal to the wife and I.
How much do I owe you?"
Now folks, he wasn't being
polite. He had his billfold
out and was reaching
down in that little hidden
section where he kept his
big bills. I had done work
for him and he was going
to pay his "bill."
They don't call them
the Greatest Generation
for nothing!

Most Respectfully,

Learning from a Confederate solder

Digging around in the dirt, I first
saw what seemed to look like the
end of an old gun. It excited me; I
knew something really interesting
must have been there by the stairs
where I was now on my hands and
knees digging carefully with a stick.
As I picked at the ground and
started getting bits of dirt up a little
at a time, I saw parts of a
gray hat and shirt. It was a
military hat, almost like a .
baseball hat, but squashed
down. I kept digging very
carefully with my stick.
From time to time, I
looked around behind me
to make sure no one was CRAN
watching or sneaking up on TRA
me. My heart was thumping. BN
There seemed to be a
boney face and there was hair on
the face; it was a mustache. Dirt
was caked all in the mustache. This
was a man.
Slowly I was forming an opinion
of what this man looked like. This
fellow seemed to be a soldier. He
had what had to be a bedroll draped
over one shoulder, a military belt
that probably held ammunition and
he was still clutching his rifle.
Checking again to make
sure that I had not been seen, I
looked back down at what I had
determined to be a Confederate
soldier. I just stared at him. I
wanted to ask him how long he had
been buried there, but I knew he
wouldn't answer.
The gray uniform was a dead
giveaway. After the Battle of
Manassas, the Confederate troops
started wearing gray and the Union
troops started wearing blue. It
seems they were shooting folks on


their own side, because both sides
were wearing similar colors. Maybe
they were shooting folks on their
own side throughout the whole War
Between the States.
That was a long time ago and
this soldier had been buried in the
ground long enough to have the dirt
fill in around him and get rock hard.
When I did get the
' v Confederate soldier
| completely out of the ground,
I knocked all the dirt I could
S off of him and stuck him in
my pocket.
He was a plastic soldier, a
fine plastic soldier. He could
S MY still stand on his own and
[OR his features were still very
aid sharp. No one had whacked
off his arms, shot him with a
BB gun or tried to blow him up with
a firecracker.
I must have been five or six;
I stayed with my cousin Peggy
sometimes when my Mama had to
stay late at school. She just lived a
block or so up the road. Generally,
I would play outside my cousin's
house or in her driveway. On this
day, I was out by the back steps
digging up a Confederate soldier.
Mama was a history teacher, so
I got free history lessons growing
up. Daddy was a sailor turned
newspaper man. He gave me an
appreciation for plastic soldiers and
being able to identify ranks, types of
ships and world military leaders.
My older brother taught me
to shoot at plastic solders with a
BB gun and blow them up with
firecrackers. It was the closest
thing I've ever seen to real combat,
thank God for that.
This soldier wasn't going to be

shot at or blown up, he was too
beautiful. His features were good
and he had a nice feel to him,
more substantial than most plastic
soldiers. His gun was still intact.
Sitting at home, looking at my
Confederate soldier, I started to get
a sick feeling. I had washed him
off and realized how really good he
looked with the dirt off of his face.
There was one problem.
The Confederate soldier wasn't
mine. In addition to being a
history teacher, my Mama was a
missionary and a Sunday school
teacher, who taught me that taking
stuff that wasn't mine was wrong.
Daddy didn't go for taking anything
that you didn't earn either.
Thus, I had a sick feeling.
It's kind of interesting how
you remember such things.
The excitement of uncovering a
treasure, your heart pounding
under your Garanimal shirt (with
matching pants) and then realizing
you can't keep it.
My cousin Peggy would have
just given it to me, but I didn't
ask. Asking for something after
you have already stuck it in your
pocket is not asking for it. I was too
young to go back and explain what
I had done. I didn't ask for parental
I did the only thing a little boy
whose parents had taught him right
from wrong could do (in the little
boy's opinion). The next day, I stuck
the Confederate soldier back in my
pocket and took him to my cousin
Peggy's house and buried him right
where I had found him.
I never dug him up again.
Read more stories online at


Heartfelt thanks for
Sacred Heart

Dear Editor:
I would be remiss not
to write this letter and
compliment the staff and
volunteers at Sacred
Heart Hospital.
You people along the
Forgotten Coast are so
richly blessed to have such
an excellent facility, and to
have it staffed with such
capable, caring people.
My husband and I were
on vacation at Mexico

Beach when I became
ill. It was 3 a.m. when I
arrived at the emergency
room. A wheelchair was
waiting outside, and the
ER staff went to work
feverishly to try and bring
my blood pressure down.
My husband and I were so
impressed with the care
and professionalism of
Dr. Cattau and the entire
ER staff, but even more
pleasant surprises were
unknowingly in our future.
We got to see that ER
staff three more times
in a week before I was

admitted to the hospital
and became a patient of
Dr. Curry. I was there four
days and when I left I told
everyone there that should
I ever get sick in a remote
place like Alaska I would
want to be airlifted to Port
St. Joe. My husband and
I are in our sixties and in
our lives we have never
seen such wonderful
hospital care from such a
loving, caring staff. Even
though we were hundreds
of miles from home, it
didn't feel like it because I
was surrounded by some

of the most compassionate
people in the world.
I kept telling my
husband that your hospital
was not a hospital but a
spa. I think he became a
believer in that when a
staff member opened the
door to our room one night
and asked if I wanted to
paint a plate.
Again, to the staff at
Sacred Heart Hospital, a
giant heartfelt thanks for
taking such excellent care
of me.
Patricia Fannin
Bogalusa, LA

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Not to mention more
The latter was much
touted by NFCD and coun-
ty economic development
officials transformed the
school at the end of Field of
Dreams Avenue into some-
thing of a dual-purpose ef-
fort that garnered commu-
nity support through a host
of fundraising efforts as
well as luring several pots
of federal dollars.
Yes, the NFCD facility
would increase the educa-
tion and medical services
provided to children who at-
tend Early Head Start and
Head Start through NFCD,
which is one of the largest
private sector employers in
the county.
The new school also con-
tinues, as several speakers
at ground-breaking noted,
a tradition of a small county
that does well on educating
its children from birth to
But in addition the
ground-breaking on the fa-
cility some six years in the
making provided much of
the positive economic de-
velopment news in 2011.
With the Port of Port St.
Joe still idling in neutral
and the renewable energy
plant project in Port St. Joe
on the shelf; NFCD accom-

what others had not this
year added jobs to the
county workforce pool.
There were other posi-
tive economic signs the
opening of a new larger
CVS pharmacy and a Dol-
lar General Market Store,
both of which added jobs
to the local economy but
the NFCD ground-break-
ing provided symbolic proof
that determination and
passion can overcome long
odds in even the most dif-
ficult of economic environ-

TDC spending
With tourism ticking up
a year after the summer of
the oil spill and British Pe-
troleum sending millions
of dollars to promote tour-
ism in impacted Florida
counties, the Gulf County
Tourist Development
Council found itself flushed
with cash.
That led to some deci-
sions by executive direc-
tor Tim Kerigan entering
into contracts without TDC
board or Board of County
Commissioners approval,
what some commissioners
labeled as lavish spending
on an event that did not cre-
ate a proportional bump in
tourists that later brought
the TDC considerable scru-

Not to mention a back-
lash from many folks in the
county who had enjoyed
less than perfect success in
seeing their claims for com-
pensation due to the loss of
livelihood in the aftermath
of the oil spill processed
and paid.
Both the city of Port St.
Joe and county were still
wrestling with BP and its
attorneys in the final quar-
ter of the year.
Feeding the outcry were
appearances of favoritism
in doling out dollars as well
as the general perception
of a spending frenzy sur-
rounding such events as
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of the Council under closer
scrutiny with the county
attorney sitting in on meet-
ings and the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement
is taking a look at potential
illegalities in how BP funds
were dispersed.
What the brouhaha
revealed most of all, said
several county commis-
sioners repeatedly, is that
the TDC has long operated
outside the purview of the
ultimate decision-makers,
the BOCC, and that culture
needed a jolt of change.

Welcome back
After a long, tense sum-
mer of watching oil gush
into the depths of the Gulf of
Mexico in 2010,

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past year felt like a breath
of fresh air.
And that breath was
in turn enjoyed by what
turned out to be a resound-
ing rebound of a year, at
least based on bed tax col-
lections, for Gulf County.
Bed tax collections set
monthly records through
the spring and summer,
inching above prior years
- even those before 2010- in
percentage leaps not previ-
ously seen.
The scallop season,
expanded by nearly three
weeks by the state this year,
proved particularly fruitful
for tourists and those whose
businesses cater to them.
State park attendance
was up, motels did gener-
ally brisk business, the boat
ramps stayed packed every
weekend and the waters of
St. Joseph Bay and the gulf
proved inviting to tourists
The PoJo Live Music
Festival brought in an ar-
ray of bands from around
the country for a week-
end of music and crowds
flocked to performances
throughout the area dur-
ing the annual Songwrit-
ers Festival.
From the Kids Win
Fishing tournament to
the Florida Catfish Clas-
sic, a series of fishing
tournaments fresh and

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consumed by
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tracted anglers from across
the Southeast.
The effects of the oil spill
remain for many who have
found the BP claims pro-
cess frustratingly slow and
ineffective and for those
whose businesses have yet
to realize the kind of re-
bound many saw in 2011.
But the postcard sunsets
shone a bit more colorfully
this year, and the surround-
ing bay and gulf waters glis-
tened a bit more brightly
as the tourists including
those who discovered this
area by moving east from
familiar haunts due to the
oil spill descended on the
county's many natural as-
sets once again.

Bubble, bubble, toil
and trouble
The city of Port St. Joe
and its chronic water issues
have appeared on this list
before and the guess here
is that it will likely remain
a top story for much of the
county for several years to
The problem is fairly
clear a new $21 million
plant, a new water source,
a new treatment regimen
and some 20 miles of aged,
rusted pipes in the distribu-
tion system but yet amaz-
ingly complex to solve.


11th Annual

Shoe Drive

Help those in need!
It's time to go IhI-ough iour closets
for those unimanted pairs of shoes. in ii
reasonable condition. You can bring
the shoes to Coastal Foot and Ankle
Clinic located at 221 HWY 98. Donations
will go to Franklin's Promise and will be
distributed at The community service
center (old Apalachicola high school)
at 192 14th street in Apalachicola.
Distribution will be December 6th
and 20th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

You can call 653-FEET (3338) for more information.

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Hooked on


During Christmas vacation,
most of the boys I ran around
with duck hunted during the
holidays. Unlike today, when
every kid has a pickup truck, we
had to borrow one or go in our
own cars.
On one of those Christmases
it was extremely cold. Sometimes
the temperature would get into
the teens during the winter in
South Alabama; this was one of
those times.
On this particular day, Jimmy
Martin, Doug Easters and myself
piled into Doug's 56 T-Bird and
away we went. Back then, we
were bulletproof, fool proof and
did not fear the
cold. Today is a
different matter.
Just listening to the
wind blow on a cold
morning keeps me
in bed.
After we got to
the spot we were to
If hunt, we still had
to cross a field and
Scott Lindsey walk down a beaver
knology.net dam all in the
dark. Of course, I
fell through the dam
getting water in my chest waders.
We had arrived an hour early and
I had to stand around wet and
The ducks we were going to
shoot were mallards, the only
ducks I knew of in Coffee County.
When the ducks arrived they
only came in one time so you had
better do your best. We usually
unplugged our guns to give us
five shots.
On this particular dammed up
beaver pond, you had two options
- to shoot these ducks early in
the morning or in the middle of
the day. In the middle of the day,
they had settled down and were
feeding, so we needed something
to get them airborne. Lighting
a cherry bomb usually did the
Up they would come, and
again you only had one chance
for a few shots. On this particular
morning, after we killed all we
could in one pass, we made our
way back to the car only to find
that Doug had lost the keys.
Before all was said and done I
actually thought I would lose my
toes. We all almost froze to death
before we flagged down a car.
So another Christmas has
arrived and some kid will do
something that he will remember
for the rest of his life. There is
one thing I almost can guarantee
- it won't include almost
freezing to death while duck

Antlerless deer season at hand

Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
Back in the 1960s and
1970s, the idea of an antlerless
deer season in Florida
would have been met with
skepticism. After all, it was
during that time when deer
were being released in
different areas around the
state in an effort to rebuild
Hunters know this better
than anyone, but the recovery
is long since complete, and
antlerless deer hunting is now
an accepted and necessary
deer management practice.
Beginning Monday, Dec. 26,
and extending through
Jan. 1, 2012, gun hunters who
hunt private lands can take
deer of either sex, except
spotted fawns, in Zones B and
D. The seven-day antlerless
deer season comes on the
heels of a month-long archery
and crossbow season, when
both bucks and does were
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) divides
Florida into Zones A-D for
setting deer seasons. Zone D
includes most of the Florida
Panhandle. Zone B is a
multicounty swath of land
in west-central Florida near
"The antlerless deer
season gives people with small
pieces of land the opportunity
to hunt deer of either sex on
their property, and manage
their deer, just like landowners
with abundant acreage who
qualify for antlerless deer
permits," said Cory Morea,
the FWC's deer management
program coordinator.
He said that when deer
become too plentiful, there
can be problems. Most often,
deer numbers exceed the
social carrying capacity the
number of deer people will
tolerate long before they
exceed the biological carrying
capacity of the land, Morea
Like most states, he said,
Florida estimates how many
deer are killed each season.
For the 2010-11 hunting
season, Florida hunters
reported taking approximately
103,000 bucks and 75,700 does.
While accurate numbers
of Florida's deer population


Sarah Kirkland with her 100-pound unantlered buck.

aren't known, Morea said, "It's
fair to say the population is
healthy and in good shape."
The antlerless deer season
is a good time to introduce a
young hunter to deer hunting.
A few years ago, my friend,
John, invited Sarah, my 16-
year-old daughter, and me to
his place in north Bay County
for a hunt, in the hopes Sarah
could get a doe. He and the
other owner like to remove
20-25 does each year off their
The morning of our hunt,

it was 18 degrees when we
pulled into the property.
Thankfully, there was no
wind. Sarah and I positioned
ourselves in a small, elevated,
enclosed stand, about midway
on a green food plot.
We saw five beautifully
antlered bucks before a doe
ever made her way into the
plot. When the "doe" got
within 40 yards, Sarah made a
perfect shot with her
.45-caliber muzzleloader.
It wasn't until we got a
close look at her deer that

we discovered her doe was
actually a 6-month-old buck
without antlers. Her buck
weighed 100 pounds and
became sausage, hamburger
and steak.
Even though her deer
wasn't a doe, the landowners
were happy for her. Also,
her deer, which falls under
the antlerless deer category,
helped them accomplish their
management goals.
Like many kids, Sarah had
a good experience and still
hunts with me today.


The worst drought in'
history has led to the
est-ever one-year d
in the leading cattle-s
cow herd, raising the
lihood of increased
prices as the number
mals decline and de
remains strong.
Since Jan. 1, the
ber of cows in Texa
dropped by about 6(
a 12 percent decline
the roughly 5 million
the state had at the 1
ning of the year, said
Anderson, who mo
beef markets for the
AgriLife Extension Se
That's likely the l1
drop in the number ol
any state has ever
though Texas had a 1
percentage decline

drought t

P) 1934 to 1935, when ranchers
Texas' were reeling from the Great
larg- Depression and Dust Bowl,
decline Anderson said.
state's Anderson said many
e like- cows were moved "some-
beef where there's grass," but
of ani- lots of others were slaugh-
*mand tered. He said that in Texas,
Oklahoma, New Mexico,
num- Louisiana and Arkansas,
s has about 200,000 more cattle
00,000, were slaughtered this year,
from a 20 percent increase over
cows last year.
begin- That extra supply could
David help meet increased de-
nitors mand from China and other
Texas countries, but the loss of
*rvice. cows likely will mean fewer
largest cattle in future years.
f cows "Consumers are going
seen, to pay more because we're
larger going to have less beef," An-
from derson said. "Fewer cows,

ikes cow numbers down by 600K

calves, less beef production
and increasing exports."
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture estimates that
beef prices will increase
up to 5.5 in 2012, in part be-
cause the number of cattle
has declined. That follows
a 9 percent increase in beef
prices in the past year.
Oklahoma, the nation's
second-largest cattle pro-
ducer, also saw about a
12-percent drop in cows,
Oklahoma State University
agriculture economist Der-
rell Peel said.
Anderson said beef pro-
duction nationally will be
down 4 percent next year.
In Texas, the problem is
primarily due to the worst
single-year drought in the
state's history. From Janu-
ary through November the

state got just 46 percent of
its normal rainfall of about
26 inches.
The drought was the re-
sult of a La Nifia weather
pattern, which brings drier
than normal conditions to
the southwestern states.
Forecasters have said La
Nifia is back, meaning an-
other dry year for Texas,
Oklahoma and other near-
by states.
The lack of rain coupled
with blistering summer
heat caused pastures to
wither, leaving rancher
with the choice of buying
feed for the cattle or selling
Betsy Ross, a 75-year-
old rancher from the small
central Texas community
of Granger, said she sold
all but 80 of the 225 grass-

fed animals she had in
January. With feed costs
up 40 percent and her pas-
ture parched, Ross said
she didn't have any other

"It's not a profitable
year, heavens no," she said.
"If you can't keep them on
grass when they're grass
fed you're not going to make
any money."



All is quiet on the water after Christmas. Very few re-
ports have come in this week, though more might come in
after the new year. Some redfish and striped bass are being
caught near the White City Bridge on artificial baits. Good-
sized crappie are being caught in Depot Creek along with
some nice-sized channel cats.


Most of all fishing action is in the I.C.W. canal still. Good
numbers of trout are still at the "T" and under the power lines
in the canal. Most are still using live shrimp. Some whiting are
being caught on Cape San Bias and at the Mexico beach Pier
on cut bait, but no real big ones just yet.




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year in

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A more level playing field

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The FHSAA decided, with a significant
lobbying effort from Superintendent of Gulf
County Schools Tim Wilder, a senior officer on
the organization's board, to reshape the clas-
sification system for high school athletics.
By creating a new Class 1A, a so-called
Rural Division, among eight new classifica-

tions, the FHSAA finally provided some re- emerging victorious over Chipley in a state
lief to smaller rural schools across the state final pairing unlikely under prior formats.
- but overwhelmingly north of Orlando that Time will tell if the Rural Division is a fi-
have found the path to state titles blocked by nal solution for the long-simmering tensions
schools, largely private, from more urban ar- that existed between rural public schools and
eas. urban private schools. The new classification
The proposal was one hailed by rural was a significant step toward a level playing
school coaches and provided, at least in its field for small schools that felt their paths to
first year, a more competitive bracket for the state titles were unfairly blocked in all sports.
state football playoffs, with Jefferson County

Quinn is drafted 66th

by the Phillies

Pryor off to


One of the finest all-
Saround athletes the county has seen in
Recent decades took his talents to the football
Field as part of the first recruiting class under Louis-
ville Head Coach Charlie Strong.
Calvin Pryor, who finished his high school career by joining
Quinn in helping lead Port St. Joe to the state basketball Final Four
and being selected, along with Quinn, first-team all-state, decided on
Louisville and football, signing on National Signing Day in February.
The man they call "Third" wasted little time establishing his tal-
ents on the collegiate level, playing significant minutes by midseason
before taking over the starting free safety position for the final five
games of the season.
Pryor was one of almost a dozen true freshmen starting
for the Cardinals, who earned a major bowl invitation and
played North Carolina State on Tuesday night on a
game broadcast on ESPN.
Undoubtedly, there will be more to
come from Third.

Gult CountN ha.s :0 -
aa hi-storN Ot sending0 outstanding0 ? *F:m'-,-
baseball players to the next lelel tron.i ?, -
Jake Belin to Brian Jenkins to Brandon Jones -
but no county athlete had ever been selected as Port St. Joe's Roman
high as Port St. Joe's Roman Quinn in the June Major Quinn was picked
League Baseball Draft. in the second round
The fastest player in the draft, Quinn was taken with the of the Major League
66th pick, a second-round selection, by the Philadelphia Phil- Amateur Draft by
lies. After a lengthy negotiating period, Quinn ultimately signed the Philadelphia
for $775,000 and spent the fall in Clearwater working out with the| he a p
team's rookies. Phillies.
While a surprise to some, it was no surprise to the people who
had been paying attention to the multi-sport standout the pas
two years. Port St. Joe coach T.C. Brewer indicated professional
scouts rated Quinn highly, scouts flocked to his games as a se-
nior and he was a standout at the annual state All-Star game
for Florida's high school seniors.
Quinn, who after batting primarily right-handed I
during high school was working on becoming a
switch-hitter, likely will report to high Single
A ball in February, he said.

Calvin Pryor signed a letter of intent in February to
attend the University of Louisville and play football
and by year's end was starting for the bowl-bound

Theryl Brown, Player of the Year

SFrom seemingly out of no-
where Brown arrived as a senior for the Wewahi-
Stchka High School football team, producing a historic season
Sto lead the Gators to a 7-3 record and the Class Al playoffs and earning
State Class 1A Player of the Year honors, a finalist for state overall Player of
Sthe Year.
First announcing his arrival in high school by placing at state in the triple jump as
a freshman, Brown largely had flown under the radar on the track, basketball court and
football field mostly because of individual injuries and a lack of team success.
But as the feature back for the Gators in 2011, Brown produced one of the greatest single
seasons in Gulf County high school football history, rushing for 2,350 yards at a clip of al-
most 10 yards a carry, adding another 500 yards passing and receiving, scoring 38 touch-
His non-stop motor and willingness to toss his body into pile after pile and play
through pain produced one of the most remarkable and entertaining football
seasons in Wewahitchka High history. The Gators lost their first two
ames before reeling off seven-consecutive wins typically
in shootout fashion, such as one 47-46victory.

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Wewahitchka High School's Theryl
Brown had a football season for the
record books in earning state Class 1A
Player of the Year honors.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

A late-season players-only meeting turned their season around and the Port St. Joe boys won
a district soccer title and reached the regional finals, the farthest the team has advanced in the

18 straight district

titles; another Final Four

Lakeland and the state Fi-
nal Four is something of a tra-
dition for the Port St. Joe High
boys' basketball program, and
in the early spring of 2011, the
Tiger Sharks made the trip
The Tiger Sharks won the
program's eighteenth con-
secutive district crown, won a
second-straight regional title
and made their fourth trip to
Lakeland in seven years un-
der Coach Derek Kurnitsky.
Led by their first-team all-

state guards Pryor and Quinn,
the latter averaging 20 points a
game, the former a stat-sheet
filler, the Tiger Sharks carved
out another 20-plus win sea-
son before running into a wall
called Sagemont Academy,
which bounced Port St. Joe in
the semifinals in Lakeland.
Tradition will move to a
new classification this season,
providing improved prospects
at Lakeland, for Port St. Joe,
from where the path to the re-
gional title still travels.

Price's unusual double

Colton Price of Wewahitchka High School
completed an unusual double-double this
past spring, placing high at both the state
weightlifting and track and field competitions
on successive weekends.

Colton Price long estab-
lished himself as a multi-
sport standout at Wewahi-
tchka High School before
his senior spring sports
But over two weekends
in April, Price punctuated
his versatility with a per-
formance that earned him
personal recognition from
the Gulf County School
On the first weekend,
Price traveled to the state
Class 1A weightlifting meet,
competing in the 169-pound
Price hoisted almost 600
pounds in the combined
bench press and clean-and-
jerk, finishing five pounds
out of first place and taking
the silver medal for second
The following weekend,
Price was off to the state
Class 1A track and field
championship meet where
he finished third in the 400
meters, earning the bronze

Eppinette into

"Court of Legends"

Vern Eppinette retired from Port St. Joe
High School more than decade ago as a coach-
ing legend.
So it only made sense the Florida Association
of Basketball Coaches would include Eppinette
when the FABC inducted its third class into the
"Court of Legends" Hall of Fame on Nov. 20 at
the Lakeland Center.
With a dinner and ceremonies, the FABC fol-
lowed the Florida Association of Athletic Coach-
es (FACA) in inducting Eppinette into its hall
of fame, which honors Florida college and high
school basketball coaches as well as officials.
Eppinette compiled a surreal 258-64 record
over 11 seasons at the helm of the Tiger Sharks,
winning five state Class 2A titles and reaching
seven consecutive state Final Fours along the
He was, and remains, arguably the finest
basketball coach Northwest Florida has seen in
some time.
The FABC just reinforced that legacy.

The Wewahitchka High School girls won their first-ever district title in
cross country. The boys also won a district title and reached the regional
cross country meet for the third consecutive year.

Walker vaults to nationals

Megan Walker has ex-
celled on the state and na-
tional stages in her age group
in AAU Junior Olympic pole
vaulting competition since
middle school.
The current senior at Port
St. Joe High School continued
that streak in 2011, leaping to
first place in the Florida AAU '
Junior Olympic Track and
Field Championships and
setting and re-setting per-
sonal bests during qualifying
finals and the finals.
Walker, who finished sec-
ond at the state Class 1A
Track and Field Champion- Port St Joe's
ships, placed at nationals and JPort t. Joe's
set up, with a move to a lon- i .,i9 Megan
ger pole and added strength 0 Walker
and speed, what could be a ._ ; vaulted her
state gold medal run during ,, ., way from
the spring with the AAU sea- Port St. Joe
son beyond. to New
College coaches were al- .- Orleans for
ready ringing the phone dur- the National
ing herjunior year and under AAU Junior
the tutelage of pole vault Olm AAU Junior
Coach Keith Chiles Walker Olympic
likely will be taking her tal- Track and
ents to the next level in 2012. Field.

The Tiger Sharks of Port St. Joe won the
program's 1 8h-straight district title, reached their
fourth state Final Four in seven seasons and were
led by a pair of first-team all-state guards.

Perfect pitch

When he arrived at Port
St. Joe High School sever-
al years ago, soccer Coach
Gary Hindley brought a
gaudy resume of success
at the professional, colle-
giate and youth level with
The arc for the Port St.
Joe soccer programs has
trended upward since.
That continued in 2011
has the Tiger Sharks won
a second district title and
reached the Region 1-2A
finals, as deep as Port St.

Joe has advanced in the
The Tiger Sharks ral-
lied late in the season
after a players-only meet-
ing, marching through the
district and region brack-
ets until running into a
Gainesville-area soccer
As 2011 ended, a new
season showed the Port
St. Joe boys unbeaten
through the first 11 games,
out in front of the district

The Lady Tiger Sharks
also demonstrated marked
improvement despite
youth a freshman, Chris-
tian Laine, earned all-dis-
trict honors in goal but
were denied a district title
in the championship game
and lost on the road in the
region playoffs.
But it was a young
team, and as 2011 closed,
the Lady Tiger Sharks had
a winning record and were
in the thick of the playoff

Vern Barth
Sn stepped down
I 'I "as football
coach and
director at
Port St. Joe
High School
as part of a
shakeup of
football staffs
at both county
public high

Coaching changes

By the end of 2011,
coaching changes were
impacting both county high
schools and, in turn, their
athletic departments.
Vern Barth finished his
fourth season as football
coach at Port St. Joe High
School and stepped down
as coach and athletic di-
rector shortly afterward,
accepting a transfer to
Gulf Academy.
Barth, who fashioned a
winning record during his

tenure and took the Tiger
Sharks to the state semi-
finals his first season, was
done-in by two-straight
losing seasons and in-
creasingly sparse crowds
as he struggled to rebuild
a young, undersized team.
Barth was succeeded
by Chuck Gannon, a long-
time coach in football,
basketball and baseball,
who also becomes the new
athletic director, transfer-
ring from the elementary

In turn, Wewahitchka
High School athletic di-
rector Todd Lanter, who
had given up the reins of
the football team after six
years to serve as defen-
sive coordinator alongside
Coach Dennis Kizziah,
transferred to Port St. Joe
Elementary to take over
Gannon's PE teaching
position and Kizziah as-
sumed the athletic direc-
tor's position.

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Rendering 1 for the

from page A5
The situation was
not helped early in the
year when a fire during
a switch transfer action
knocked the plant out and
forced it offline for a period
of repairs of some 30 hours,
requiring the city to issue
an urgent alert for water
That episode also under-
scored the complexity of the
new plant and its construc-
tion, particularly the tying
two disparate functions
- producing and treating
water and then distributing
it to a single switch.
As the year progressed,
the city sought answers
from contractors, the state
Department of Environ-
mental Protection, the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District,
among others, but failed to
find a solution that did not
involve expending millions
of dollars.

A. I.amly on o .-veekend cCImp
trip at Lake Wimnco d5sc/veIe
human remains and artifacts
at water's edge. The resulting
investigation revealed the bo
and artifacts likely dated to t

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missioners explored op-
tions from returning to the
old city water wells, a new
chemical treatment proto-
col, aggressive flushing and
while the problems were in
many instances solved tem-
porarily those solutions
were mere band-aids.
The first phase of
pipe replacement is
due to begin in Janu-
ary 2012 and there is
hope it will alleviate
much of the problems
with discoloration
and water quality, but
the city will still face
miles of aged pipes in
the ground and ques-
tions about costs,
funding and time.
rg Compounding
ed the general uncer-
tainty about the
city's efforts was the
nes retirement of the
he water/wastewater
supervisor late

in the year and the an-
nounced retirement of the
city manager next month,
leaving two gaping leader-
ship holes for a situation
that will likely plague the
city for years.

Public engagement
While not on the same
level of the Arab Spring -
this is not the cover of Time
magazine the public came
out consistently and raised
their voices loud on a host
of issues in 2011.
Maybe it was the times,
maybe the topics, but in re-
centmemorythe countyhas
hardly seen so many turn
out to be heard on such a
variety of concerns.
Town hall meetings
about a proposal to move
to a four-day school week
during the current school
year drew hundreds, the
majority opposed to such
a dramatic upheaval in ev-
eryday schedules with lon-

Ier school days leadhn0 to
Ion l1'%er weekends
The nmio to coin-
solidatne iddle and iL m
schools also dre\\ stalnd-
in0- lroom-onlv iath enn
and considerable debate
to the School Board
meeting. room
A proposed reneII-\\
able enerA. or biomIlass,
plant in Port St Joe
packed the Centennial
Buildm11 not once,. bt
tmice toIr pIlic hear-
insas the p)ernnttinli
\\ent tor\\ard The|
leanne for the deiel-
o)pnient order spanned g
more than 2in nmm-1-
ultes and t\\o dozen o
speakers alone
\When lthe county ri'st
placed a moIatonum on
recrereational vehicles in
the southern portion ot the
count, alnd colmmission-
ers then took uLip the task ot
crattinl an ordinance to si-
nificantly restnct ho\\ R'Vs
could be used land located,
public debate \\as ,loud.
pointed and fierce oler a
span ot several \orksholps
and meetings
ButI commissioners
were only seeing a tip ot
the iceber in1 compan-
sonl to thle turnout oIr t1 \\
meetings immediately tol-
lov1111e the terlllnnlation Ot
John Ford from the county
Emergency Medical Ser-
vice department.
Commissioners and ad-
ministrators were roundly
blasted for their handling of
the firing over a judgment
call that resulted in no ca-
sualties or even threat of
one and Ford ultimately
acknowledged an error and
was reinstated.

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Port St. Joe commis-
sioners were hardly im-
mune, even if the issue was
not the Northwest Florida
Renewable Energy Center.
A proposal to extend al-
cohol sales within the city
limits was greeted with
passionate opposition and
a proposal to locate a "sat-
ellite" office of the Panama

City Rescue Mission ap-
palled many who looked
west in Bay County and saw
only problems heading this
direction. Whatever side of
whatever sticky issue that
came before elected bodies
this year one spoke from,
one could take away solace
that the public seemed
fully engaged.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

MANAGER from page Al

"Building an education pro-
gram is something I really
want to do with my time."
Educating the public
about identifying and treat-
ing invasive plant species
like Cogon grass, the Chi-
nese tallow tree and the
Japanese climbing fern that
have a tendency to smother
native plant species could
help reduce the problem,
Greene said.
He would like to eventu-
ally hire somebody to teach
and coordinate the different
workshops, as well as a new
maintenance mechanic, but
with the state cutting back
on funding, it may not be

"The state has been
slimming down," Greene
said. "If a position is vacant
for too long, it often isn't re-
placed. But that also offers
us the chance to streamline
and become more efficient
at what we do."
Greene has lived in the
Panhandle since 2008, and
grew up in on the coast in
Fairhope, Alabama, so he
is no stranger to the brutal
heat, humidity and hurri-
canes the Gulf Coast is fa-
mous for.
His most recent position
was as a private lands bi-
ologist for the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commission in
Marianna, a position similar

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"Each job has its own
challenges," Greene said.
"You can't take a cookie-cut-
ter formula and apply it from
one land tract to another."
Greene encourages
anyone to come out to the
preserves center, located
at 3915 County Road 30A
in Port St. Joe, to enjoy the
many gifts nature brings
with each season. He said
recent rainy weather will
bring out singing frogs.
"Different times of year
offer different forms of wild-
life," Greene said. "Just
come on out and see for

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NEW YEAR'S EVE from page Al

year in Mexico Beach and
Port St. Joe. The first fire-
works show is in Port St.
Joe at 7 p.m. ET. The Mex-
ico Beach fireworks will
begin at 12 a.m. CT at the
City Pier.
There will also be a
free trolley bus to carry
passengers safely to local
hot spots in Port St. Joe,
St. Joe Beach and Mexico
Beach. There will be seven
shuttles running in Mexico
Beach, Port St. Joe and ev-
erywhere in between. The
shuttle service will be from
8 p.m. until 3 a.m. ET (7
p.m. until 2 a.m. CT).
There will be two

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shuttles that will run in
Mexico Beach, stopping at
participating venues, two
shuttles what will run in
Port St. Joe/St. Joe Beach,
stopping at participating
venues, and three shuttles
that will run the entire
route stopping at all ven-
ues in both cities.
How to get to another
county: If you are in Mex-
ico Beach and would like
to go into Port St. Joe or to
St. Joe Beach you will need
to get onto the shuttle that
says "All Stop" shuttle. If
you are in Port St. Joe or
St. Joe Beach and would
like to go into Mexico
Beach, you will need to get
on the shuttle bus that says
"All Stop" shuttle.
How to get to another
location in the same city:
If you are in Port St. Joe or
St. Joe Beach and would
like to "bar hop" from one
business to another, please
board the "Port St. Joe/St.
Joe Beach" shuttle. If you

are in Mexico Beach and
would like to "bar hop"
from one business to an-
other, please board the
"Mexico Beach" shuttle.
Mexico Beach stops are:
El Governor Motel, Fish
House Restaurant, Mango
Marley's, Rustic Sand's
Campground and Toucan's
Restaurant; St. Joe Beach
stops are: Lookout Lounge
(on the county line), Re-
gan's Oyster Bar and Pub
and Bailey's Seafood and
Market; Port St. Joe stops
are: Gracie's Lounge,
Haughty Heron, St. Joe
Bar and The Thirsty Goat.
Please know that the
shuttles will only be stop-
ping at the above locations.
The TDC and CDC ask that
you please have a safe and
wonderful New Year and
that you please tip your
bus driver, should you feel
that they did a good job.
After 10 p.m., only patrons
21 and older on the trolley
busses. Happy New Year!


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This year provided the opportunity to meet a host of folks from around the county and nation. There were

also those to whom we had to say goodbye during
people that helped define our community in 2011.

the past year. Here's a look at the faces and the

Today is Helen Durant Day. She is
101 years old.
Last year, Mayor Mel Magidson
declared Dec. 29 "Helen Durant Day"
in honor of her 100 years on earth. The
consensus was, at her 100th birthday
celebration last year, that she didn't
look a day over 75.
Durant has seen 18 presidents,
lived through six wars, and has seen
the advent of the radio, the television,
the computer and the Internet. When


Ray Dickens, former
mayor of Wewahitchka,
passed away in early
September at age 76
after a courageous five-
year battle with cancer.
Known for his love of
his community, Dickens
served as the Mayor of
Wewahitchka for more
than two decades.
"Ray supported the
people of Wewahitchka,"
Wewahitchka City
Manager Don Minchew
said in an interview
after the death of his
longtime friend and

she began school, she traveled by
oxcart, then railroad handcar, and
finally by bus. In the words of her
daughter, Helen Greene, Durant has
truly outlived her generation.
When interviewed for the feature
"100 Years Young" for the Jan. 6
edition of The Star, Durant said,
looking back on her 100 years of life,
"I've had some great friends and I've
had some fun times. I've enjoyed every

colleague. "No one
born and raised in a
town could love their
town more than Ray
Dickens was
honored in 2010 when
the city dedicated the
Wewahitchka annex the
"Ray Dickens Building,"
in honor of his unselfish
service to the people of
Wewahitchka. Dickens
was, in the eyes of
Wewahitchka residents,
a constant and steady
presence and a fixture
in the community.


He was a part
of that "greatest
Leonard Belin,
a war hero, athletic
star and
civic leader,
passed away .
on March 2, .
2011, leaving
behind a local
legacy in the
community of
Port St. Joe. LE
Star paid
homage to Belin in
a story titled "The
finest southern

recounting the life
of a local man who
always remained
humble despite his



He was
at the
invasion of
he was one
of the finest
athletes to
come out of
Gulf County,
and he was

truly invested in the
community through
church and civic

Growing up, the
Rushing girls were
known simply as "the
They dressed alike,
joined all the same
clubs, had the same
friends, needed the
same braces, won the
same awards and spent
every waking moment
side by side.
Nowadays, twins
Brenda Wood and Linda
Wright live across the
street from each other,
and are still mixed up
when out and about
in Port St. Joe, where
they both grew up.

Barry Sellers has never
bought anything online
- something he said he
won't do until the
online companies
Overstock, eBay)
joins his chamber.
As the new
director of the Gulf "
County Chamber B
of Commerce, S
Sellers has been
busy trying to invigorate
the local economy by
advocating local shopping
and scouting out potential
economic development
With a goal to create


Ohio resident Luther Rupp
appeared in The Star back in March,
when his jog of Florida's coastal
perimeter led him along the shorelines
of Florida's Forgotten Coast.
Rupp set a goal to run the entire
coastline of the state of Florida early
this year, and his journey has led him
nearly 800 miles since then, starting at
the Florida/Alabama line and ending
in Jacksonville. Rupp finished his

They've been accused
of cheating on their
husbands, playing hooky
from work and being in
two places at once.
In a November
feature from The
Star, Wood and Wright
shared the trials and
tribulations of twinhood
in a comedic string of
stories about growing up
with another half. They
finished each other's
sentences and laughed
and threw their heads
back as they argued who
would tell a particular
story. ("Let me tell it!
Let me tell it!")

700 jobs in seven years,
Sellers has his work cut
out for him, but he sees
plenty of potential
in Gulf County,
particularly with
new prospects
arising in
development of
the Port of Port St.
RRY Joe.
ERS Sellers
began his job as
chamber director on Sept.
16 after the final stages
of the organization's
extensive makeover, which
consolidated the chamber
and the economic
development council.

Florida perimeter beach run on Oct.
He told The Star in March, "I
wish more people would (follow their
passions). They would be happier.
Florida just has this great energy to
it -water, sun, really positive people
- put that together, you have great
Come fall, Rupp emailed to say he
had completed his journey.


Capt. Dave Maddox
of Port St. Joe, a retired
veteran who served
in the U.S. Navy and
Merchant Marines
during World War II,
was honored in April
when he was one
of the World War II
veterans chosen for the
final Emerald Coast
Honor Flight, which
carried 102 veterans
from Pensacola to
Washington, D.C., to
visit the various war
memorials in the
nation's capital.
Congressman Jeff
Miller, himself a veteran
who helped organize the
Emerald Coast Honor

Flight program, was
also on the flight.
The Emerald Coast
Honor Flight program is
a non-profit organization
that has carried more
than 900 World War II
veterans to Washington
to view the memorials.
There are also Honor
Flights from Texas and
This year's Emerald
Coast Honor Flight was
the last for the program
due to financial issues
and the passing of the
ranks of veterans from
World War II.
"I was honored and
proud to be part of the
last flight," Maddox said.

Clif Smith believes fate described his duties at the
brought him to his current Bridge facility providing
position as chaplain guidance to those
at the Bridge at Bay who seek it and
St. Joe, where he friendship to those
acts as a spiritual who need it.
comfort in the lives of Smith provided
residents, but also as insight into the
a friend. Fate brought delicate techniques
him home alive from used in caring for
the Vietnam War, CLIF SMITH elderly people with
reunited him with dementia, something
his high school sweetheart, the Port St. Joe facility
saved his son's life and led specializes in.
him to where he is today. "When I come here, I
"I look back at my 63 don't come to work in a
years, and I think 'God nursing home building,"
brought me here,'" Smith Smith said. "I come to work
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Miracle wins Knights

of Pythias giveaway

Star Staff Report

Five-year-old Miracle Smiley was
the proud winner of a $100 Walmart Gift
Card given away by R.A. Driesbach, Sr.
Lodge No. 77 Knights of Pythias of Port
St. Joe. Miracle is the daughter of Tan
and Lawanda Smiley. The winning ticket
was sold by Sir Knight David Lewis.
The drawing was held on Dec. 17 as a

fundraiser of the Knights of Pythias
Education Scholarship and Building Rind
Chancellor Commander Clarence
Monette and the members of R.A.
Dridebach, Sr. Lodge No. 77 thank all who
helped make this fundraiser a success.
For more information about the Knights
of Pythias and its programs, log on to

Gulf Coast Electric presents contribution to United Way

Special to The Star

Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative recently
presented its 2012
corporate gift to the
United Way. The United
Way of Northwest Florida
received $2,400 as its
annual contribution from
the Cooperative.
"One of the four core
values of Touchstone
Energy Cooperatives
is 'Commitment to
Community,'" GCEC
Manager of Marketing
and Member Services
Kristin Evans said. "As
a Touchstone Energy
Cooperative, Gulf Coast
Electric strives to uphold
this value and support our
local community."
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of
the Touchstone Energy

GCEC Manager of Marketing and Member Services
Kristin Evans (center) presents the Cooperative's
annual corporate gift to the United Way of Northwest
Florida. Receiving the gift of behalf of the United
Way are Ron Sharpe (left) and Bryan Taylor (right).

national alliance of local,
consumer-owned electric
cooperatives providing
high standards of service
to customers large and
small. Approximately
70 employees serve
more than 20,000 meters

and 2,500 miles of line
in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties
and in the municipalities
of Wewahitchka, Ebro,
Lynn Haven, White City,
Fountain and Southport.

Mexico Beach trips to Biloxi for winter visitors

Special to The Star

The Mexico Beach
Welcome Center is
arranging for winter visitors
the opportunity to win some
extra cash not once, but
twice, in Biloxi, MS.
"Snowbirds" will be
flocking to the casinos
to win big and enjoy the
scenery. Travelers will be
transported on charter
busses for an overnight trip
in January and in February.
The first casino trip departs
Jan.17 and returns the
next day. The second
casino trip departs Feb.
21-22. Each trip package
includes transportation,
playing voucher pass,

buffet vouchers, room and
entertainment. Rates for
each casino trip are $99
for double occupancy and
$139 for single occupancy.
You can go in January or
February, or do both!
These trips are open to
anyone, whether they be
a part time Floridian or
live here year round, we
want you to join us on one
or both of these wonderful
excursions. There will
be exciting games on the
bus, wonderful friendships
made, casino tips swapped
and tons of fun. The busses
will depart from the El
Governor at 5:30 a.m.
CST and the first stop
will be at the Boomtown

Casino where there will
be a six-hour playtime
period. After that, it's off
to the Isle of Capri Casino
where we'll stop for the
night. The next morning
will start off with a trip
to the Imperial Palace
casino where there will be
four hours of playing time
and then it's time to head
home. We hope this trip
will be a great getaway and
enjoyable for all.
If anyone has any
questions or would like
more information, please
contact the Mexico Beach
Welcome center by calling
850-648-8196 or visit our
website at www.mexico-

725 meals delivered to

Gulf County residents

Star Staff Report

Jim and Bunnie Gainey began the
day at 5:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve at
the Oak Grove Church heating and
cooking the 55 turkeys and 12 hams
for the dinner planned for Gulf County
residents in need. They were assisted
by Doug and Nancy Calendine, Larry
Chism, James McQuaig, Barry Bledsoe,
Carol Dow and Jerry and Lyd Stokoe.
Many volunteers and donations were
needed to make the Christmas dinner
The First United Methodist Church
donated 40 cans of green beans and
church members prepared them. The
St. Joseph Catholic Church and their
men's group donated the money to
purchase sweet potatoes and Billy
Dixson recruited several women from
the community to cook them. The First
Baptist Church donated turkeys and
cranberry sauce, while volunteers from
the Sunset Coastal Grill and several
members of the community cooked
the remaining turkeys. Gant's BBQ
cooked turkeys were paid for by the new
Covenant MOC and Zion Fair Baptist
Jim Gainey offered a beautiful
prayer asking for God's blessing of
the volunteers. Bunnie Gainey began
with instructions and a sample plate
as a guide, and then the group began
assembling the 725 plates for the needy
of Gulf County. The volunteers worked
in harmony and began putting the
plates together carefully. It was truly
a work of love, making the dinner an
overwhelming success.
Bunny Miller greeted the volunteers
as they came in one by one and then in
groups. She provided them with name
tags, registered them and guided them

to the gathering. Rich Brenner, Larry
Chism and Bill Soles cleaned up the
The volunteers were: Chaz Wright,
Mary Virginia DuPue, Jill Seiler, Mile
and Melanie Schamp, Jack and Kathy
Medley, Ben Welch, DeAnne Williams,
Adison Burkett, Chase Harper, Mizpah
Quinn, Sandy Quinn, Christie Todd,
Julia McQuaig, Mary Bush, Tiffany
Godwin, Maya Robbins, Kiara Monette,
Charles Stephens, Ruth and Tommy
Sauls, Guy Sweazy, Nyna Hendricks,
Bill and Shirley Sanders, Jackie and
Bobby Porlock, Sandie Yarbrough, Bob
Kupsch, Pam Daniels, Javair Beach,
David Warriner, Trish Warriner, Dave
Warriner, Amelia Warriner, Tommy
Johnson, Joe and Mary Ann Russell,
Melissa Hampton, Joel Rogers, Stacy
Treglown, Johnathan Treglown, Richard
Norrell, Chase McCullough, Erica
Buckner, Melinda Reynolds, Marquez
Johnson, Aliyah Johnson, Bernard and
Jisan Davis, Caitlin Lauren, Steve
Kelly, Danica and Dana Kelly, Ron
Kelly, Paula Pickett, Helen Carlsen,
Martha Sanborn, Liz Schweers, Janis
Tankersley, Bobby Pollack, Cheryl
Cathey, Sandi Yarborough, John Nagy,
Sam Cessna, Kevin and Deborah Tuttle,
Sandei Kennedy and Sherrie Bowen.
The 2011 Christmas dinner was made
possible by the following sponsors:
George and Hilda Duren Piggly Wiggly
and staff, Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church, Mr. and Mrs. Rich Brenner,
Mr. and Mrs. Danny Moon, Hannon
Insurance Agency, Preble- Rish Inc.,
Sacred Heart Hospital, First Baptist
Church, First United Methodist Church,
St. Joseph Catholic Church, VFW Post
10069, Sunset Coastal Grill and staff,
Billy Dixon & Son Cab Co. and Wewa RV
Park and Flea Market.


Star Staff Report
If you are ready to quit smoking now, a free weekly class/support group
will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 12 at Sacred Heart Hospital
on the Gulf. Quit Smoking Now is a curriculum developed by ex-smokers for
those who want to become ex-smokers.Free nicotine replacement therapy
(NRT) is available to all class participants. Register at 1-87-QUIT-NOW-6
(1-877-848-6696) or contact Brigitta Nuccio at 850-482-6500 or email her
at bnuccio@bigbendahec.org.


St. Joseph Bay Humane Society
Meet the lovely DeAnna.
She is a Pitt Bull Terrier,
around 3 to 4 years old.
She is learning to walk on
her leash and pay attention
when addressed. DeAnna
is very strong willed and
outgoing. She does not like the company of cats but loves the
attention of people. DeAnna would make a great news years c o h
present for you it would give her a new start at a new life for
her as well. If you are interested in any of our wonderful pets,
please do not hesitate to contact us. If you are unable to adopt 66
at this time, perhaps you could foster or make a Donation.
Hope everybody had a safe and happy Christmas and that
you have a great New Year. S
PLEASE HELP US! If you are not able to adopt a pet then y
please help us save a life by sponsoring one today just Make your appoint
Contact Melody at 227-1103 or Shelter Mom Melissa at 625- We accept Medicar
5676 for more information on how to help! You may also find and other majo
more information about our other dogs and cats we have here
on our website at www.SJBHumaneSociety.org. Our hours D B t
for the shelter are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm! Also
Faith's Thrift Hut is in great need of donations also and all s
the proceeds go directly to support the animals in our care!
Faiths Thrift Hut Has Expanded! We now have more furniture
& appliances. Plus lots of other great thrift store treasures.
The hours for the store are Thursday-Saturday from 10 am-3 1
pm. Volunteers are always welcome at both our store and our
shelter! Our store and shelter location is 1007 Tenth Street in
Port St. Joe! Hope to see you all there soon! N i


As they do each year, members of the Kiwanis Club of Port St. Joe gathered
at the Piggly Wiggly last week to box Christmas food for some two dozen
needy families in Gulf County. The Kiwanis Club raised funds through efforts
throughout the year, particularly the annual Pancake Breakfast and Dr. Bob
King Memorial Golf Tournament, to purchase much needed food items for
families around the county.

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A trustee with the
Jesse Ball DuPont
Foundation, the Rev.
Edward King passed
away this year, leaving
a gaping hole in the
connection between
the foundation and the
nity Ms.
loved and I d
to which
she do-
nated so ..
King was
an ad-

vocate for Port St. Joe,
particularly the needy
and minorities, in the
foundation's Jackson-
ville headquarters, lead-
ing fundraising, organi-
zational and outreach
efforts for decades. He
will be
by a
nity that
came to
count on
his kind,


The Semper Fi Sisters
were a fixture across
the Forgotten Coast this
fall, organizing packing
parties, beach blasts, and
fundraisers to benefit
the deployed troops in
Iraq and Afghanistan.
They did it for their sons,
daughters, brothers and

sisters overseas, sending
care packages to troops
by the truck full.
What started as a
gathering of 12 ladies
two years ago has since
exploded into an army
of women dedicated to
helping out the service
men and women.


Forty-nine states
in 13 months on two
That was the journey
brothers Matt and
Aaron Viducich and
their friends, Matt Schiff
and Sara Dykman,
all California college
students, mapped for
themselves three years
The idea was to
experience the country,
hence a website Bike49.
com, and to expend and
extend their passion for

Part of a bike
advocacy group at
Humboldt State
University, the friends
sought to convert a
love of traveling into
a traveling message,
stopping at schools
along the way to extol
the virtues of pedaling
on two wheels.
Florida was state 35
as they headed back
west. In Gulf County in
January, they passed the
10,000-mile mark on va
trip that spanned nearly
14,000 miles.

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This 6-year old
showed us the
true meaning of
perseverance in
August as he kicked his
disability out of the way
of his love for karate.
Kaydan Haisten, a
student at Port St. Joe
Elementary School,
has cerebral palsy,
a disorder causing
muscular impairment
and poor coordination,
and confines him to
a wheelchair ... most
Kaydan doesn't let
his disability get in the
way of attending class
at The Karate School

in Port St. Joe twice a
week, where he uses
a wheeled walker that
suspends his body using
a harness so he can
put some weight on his
legs to perform kicks.
Kaydan advanced to
an orange belt, which
requires students to
break through a block of
wood, within only a few
months of instruction.
"He's one of my best
students, I'll tell you,"
said Ralph Barwick,
Kaydan's karate
instructor. "There's a
lot of spirit. He's a good
inspiration for a lot of

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That was all the time
required, Eric Smallridge
told audiences of county
high school students in
April as prom season
arrived, to end the lives
of two teenagers and put
Smallridge on a path to
shackles and a prison
In 2002, Smallridge,
24, got behind the wheel
of his car despite a blood
alcohol level more than
twice the legal limit.
A distraction caused
Smallridge to look from
the road for what he
estimated to be four
In that span,
Smallridge clipped the

rear of a vehicle, sending
it spinning off the road
and into a tree, killing
two teenage girls.
Smallridge was
sentenced to more than
22 years in prison, later
reduced to 11 at the
request of the families
of the girls, and set out
with the mother of one
of the teen girls to craft
a program for high
school students around
the state to warn of the
perils of drinking and
"We're trying to raise
awareness," Smallridge
said. "We want to save
the kids from making the
same mistakes I did."


Ari Gold readily separated shoulder, a
acknowledged he was minor head injury after
in the throes of a midlife contact with a car, more
crisis in the fall of flat tires than he
2009. can count and
Newly hundreds of miles
divorced, 49 later, Gold rode
years old and through Port
unemployed St. Joe in early
for more than January on what
a year, he was ARI GOLD he was calling a
on the verge of ARI GOLD ride around the

becoming homeless in
one of country's most
depressed economies
- Las Vegas when
he arrived at a novel
He hopped on his
Three bicycles,
three pairs of shoes, a

Or at least to
Australia, as the name
of his blog, http://
net/forum.htm, implies.
After leaving Port
St. Joe, Gold emailed
several times to indicate
his journey continues.

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Of which standard are you guilty?
Social standards come and social standards go.
The Bible sets the standards for Christians though.
The Word tells each of how to live,
It corrects our wrongs and shows how to give.
It trains us in righteousness and helps us to grow.
Christians should stand out wherever they go.
Sadly enough too many Bibles are not read today.
Too many social standards get in the way.
Satan is devouring mankind today.
Greed and selfishness are crowding God away.
God's road map to life is catching dust on a shelf.
While most of us are thinking of self.
How many minutes of TV did you watch this week?
How minutes in the Bible did God's Will you seek?
About now is where a lawyer would cut to the chase.
He would say to the people, I rest my case.
Billy Johnson

Niilo E. Krock

Niilo E. Krock, 95,
passed away peacefully at
the Bridge at Bay St. Joe
nursing home on Dec. 17,
2011. Mr. Krock graduated
from Fitchburg High School
MA in 1934.
He was drafted into the
Army and assigned to the
181st Division and later
to the 36th Division and
deployed to Italy. While in
the 36th Division he saw
action in North Africa, Italy,
Germany and France. He
was awarded the Purple
Heart and several years
ago he was awarded the
French Croix De Guerre,
the nation's highest Medal
of Honor, due to three
battles he fought in France.
He married his childhood
sweetheart, Blanche
Couture, on Jan. 1, 1942.
He moved to Florida in
1968 and was employed by
the County of Palm Beach.
Mr. Krock was a lifelong
lover of nature and a firm

believer in the benefits
of exercise. He enjoyed
gardening, traveling and
meeting new people. After
losing his beloved wife at
age 89, he relocated to Port
St. Joe to the community at
Liberty Manor.
He is survived by his
daughters Linda Somero
and Joanne Gallagher, both
of Dalkeith, daughter Judith
Braun (Peirce) of Jensen
Beach, Fla., his son, David
Krock of Lantana, and two
grandsons, Nathan Somero
and Scott Somero.
The family of Mr. Krock
would like to extend special
thanks to Darlene and
Larry at Liberty Manor,
NHC nurses and all of the
staff at the Bridge at Bay
St. Joe.
Mr. Krock will be
interred at the National
Veterans Cemetery in
Bushnell, Fla. A military
memorial service will be
held at a later date.

Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe

Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m. ET
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. ET
Traditional Worship: 11:00 a.m. ET
Youth: 5:30 p.m. ET
\Choir: 7:00p.m. ET

850) 227-1724
Rev. Mac Fulcher
Ann Comforter Jeremy Dixon
Music Director Youth Minister
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries

Faith Christian School students collect toys for kids

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Faith Christian middle school students spent December on a toy drive to put toys under the Christmas trees
of needy children around the county. Last week, the students turned over their bounty to Jerry Stokoe,
representing People Helping People of Gulf County.

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80120" Street, Port St. Joe, Fl. (850) 229-6707
9:45 AM................................................. Sunday School
10:30 AM................................ ............................ Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 AM ........................................................ W orship
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Home of Faith Christian School

St. Peter's Church, ACC
(Traditional Services 1928 BCP)
Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday .............. 10:00 A.M.
Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M.
4th 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 ( World"

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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Jerry Arhelger,Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

, "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 gfory 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.

Nursery provided for all services



507 10th Street Port St. Joe

(850) 229-8111

Family Life
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Welcome you to worship with us:
Sunday 10:30am
Sunday Night Prayer 6pm
Wednesday 7pm

A Spirit Filled
Outreach Oriented
Word of Faith Church


I www.familylifechurch.net
323 Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Josh Fidler Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.

Come worship with us!
Rector Father Tommy Dwyer
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45

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Jeff Pinder Pastor
SBuddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
mo-. Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students
New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
ses htSupper .............. 5:00 6:15 pm
nChildren'sChoir..........5:45-6:10 pm
Sunday School............. 9:00 am Nursery................. ............ 6:00-7:30 pm
AWANA's...................................... 6:15- 7:30 pm
Worship Service............ 10:30 am Surrender Student Ministry........... 6:15 -7:30 pm
Youth Groups ...............5:30 pm The Unshakable Truth Journey.....6:15 -7:30 pm
Celebration Choir Rehearsal.......6:30 -7:30 pm
Prayer Meeting .......................... 6:30- 7:30 pm
www.fbcpsj.org "Praise Band". ............................7:30- 9:00 pm
(Rehearsal in Sanctuary)

In Loving MEMORY

Roy Gay
December 31, 1931- March 28, 2010

We wish heaven had a phone so we could hear your voice and wish you a Happy
80th Birthday. We wish you could call us "Baby" one more time. There is never a
greater love than a daddy's love.
We love and miss you,
Sheila, Nelda and Kathy



Thursday, December 29, 2011


The Star I B5

Centennial Bank

receives 5 star rating

Star Staff Report

The Gulf County Legislative Delega-
tion will be holding a public hearing in
Port St. Joe on Thursday, Jan. 5 from 5:30-
7 p.m. ET The hearing will be held in the
Board of County Commissioners meeting
room at the Robert M. Moore Adminis-

traction Building adjacent to the County
All residents and elected officials are
invited to attend. This hearing will allow
the citizens the opportunity to meet their
legislators, discuss concerns, ask ques-
tions and offer comments for the 2012
Legislative Session.

Special to The Star

Centennial Bank
announced last week that
it had received a five star
rating from Bauer Financial
Randy Sims, President
and CEO stated, "It is
always an honor to be
recognized for your
accomplishments. This is
the highest ranking possible
for a bank, from one of the
most respected bank rating
services in America. It is a
testimony to our goal and
desire of being a very strong
and safe financial institution
despite continued economic
problems around our

country and the world. We
owe a debt of gratitude
to our loyal customers,
dedicated bankers and
Bauer Financial Inc.
is an organization that
has been analyzing and
reporting on the financial
condition of the nation's
banking industry since
1983 and has earned the
reputation of "the nation's
bank rating service".
Bauer Financial Inc.
obtains data from the
federal regulators on each
bank and credit union in
the United States. The
quarterly data is subjected
to a thorough analysis and

is compared with historical
data for consistency. Upon
completion of the analysis,
a star-rating is assigned
based on a scale of zero to
five stars with five stars
being the strongest.
Centennial Bank is a
wholly-owned subsidiary
of Home BancShares, Inc.
a bank holding company,
headquartered in Conway,
Arkansas. Centennial
Bank provides a broad
range of commercial
and retail banking
plus related financial
services to businesses,
real estate developers,
investors, individuals and

Gingrich campaign announces

Florida county leadership team

Miami Newt 2012 in
Florida, the statewide cam-
paign for Newt Gingrich's
Florida campaign for the
Republican nomination for
president, announced last
week its statewide campaign
structure of grassroots activ-
ist chairmen and co-chair-
men in all 67 counties.
"There is a groundswell
of support and enthusiasm
for Newt Gingrich in Florida.
We are proud of the broad
coalition of local elected of-
ficials, party activists, busi-
ness leaders, faith based
leaders, and Tea-Party
members who have come
together from throughout
the state," said Jose Mal-
lea, Florida state director
for Newt 2012. "These expe-
rienced and seasoned politi-
cal grassroots activists will
ensure that Newt Gingrich's

message to restore our
country with bold solutions
will resonate and be heard
in every corner of our great
County chairpersons
are responsible for the day-
to-day operations of the
campaign in their respec-
tive counties, including the
recruitment of volunteers,
event coordination, get-
out-the-vote efforts and all
grassroots activities.
"Campaigns are won
on the ground and through
the hard work of grassroots
activists such as those who
have joined Newt Gingrich's
team in Florida," said Debo-
rah Cox Roush, Florida state
director of county chairs.
"They are the backbone of
our state organization, they
understand the importance
of this presidential election

to our country, and they will
help carry the State of Flori-
da for Newt Gingrich."
For Gulf and Franklin
counties, Jim McKnight of
Wewahitchka was named
McKnight is chairman
of the Gulf County Planning
Board, member of the Gulf
County Republican Execu-
tive Committee, member
of the Republican Party of
Florida State Executive
Committee, member of
the Board of Trustees Gulf
Coast State College, past
member of Kiwanis Club,
volunteer for Florida State
Rep. Jimmy Patronis and
Rick Scott for Governor
Sheri Dodsworth, Gulf
County Delegate for Presi-
dency 5, is McKnight's co-
chair in Gulf County.

Special to The Star
The Gulf County Cooperative Extension Service will sponsor an Equine
Coggins Clinic on Saturday, Dec. 31. The visiting veterinarian will be Dr.
Kim George from Chipley. The cost per horse will be $30. The clinic will
start at 8 a.m. CST at the Michael Traylor Arena in the T.L. James Park
Complex, Wewahitchka. For more information, please call the Gulf County
Extension Office at 850-639-5266 or 850-229-2909.

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County legislative hearing next week


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Thursday, December 29, 2011



for all of your buying and selling needs,




a Georgia limited liabil-
ity company, STEVEN


GIVEN that pursuant to
a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure rendered
on December 6, 2011,
in that certain cause
pending in the Circuit
Court in and for Gulf
County, Florida,
wherein FIRST TEN-
is Plaintiff, and VIENTO
BEACH, LLC, a Geor-
gia limited liability com-


Defendants, in Civil Ac-
tion Cause No.
2011-CA-000230, I, Re-
becca L. Norris, Clerk
of the aforesaid Court,
will at 11:00 a.m. (EST),
on January 12, 2012,
offer for sale and sell to
the highest bidder for
cash at the Courthouse
Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
FL 32456, in accord-
ance with Section
45.031, Florida Stat-
utes, the following de-
scribed real and per-
sonal property, situate
and being in Gulf
County, Florida to-wit:

SCRIPTION (collec-
tively referred to in Ex-
hibit 6 as the "Land"):



A portion of Govern-
ment Lot 2 of Section
27, Township 7 South,
Range 11 West; Gulf
County, Florida, Being
more particularly de-
scribed as follows:

Commence at the 6
inch triangular concrete
monument marking the
point of intersection of
the Southwesterly right
of way line of State
Road 30 (U.S. Highway
98) with the West line
of said Government Lot
2; thence along the
Southwesterly right of
way line of said State
Road 30 S4659'33"E,
622.44 feet to the iron
rod marking the Point
of Beginning; thence
continue along said
right of way line,
S4619'17"E, 621.66
feet to a concrete mon-
ument; thence leaving
said right of way line,
S4323'47"W, 182.84
feet to an iron rod;
thence N6536'09"W,
184.77 feet to an iron
rod; thence
N4639'36"W, 150.06
feet to an iron rod;
thence N4311'46"E,

42.89 feet to an iron
rod; thence
N4634'48"W, 149.98
feet to an iron rod;
thence S4330'09"W,
10.00 feet to an iron
rod; thence
N4640'42"W, 149.91
feet to an iron rod;
thence N4414'39"E,
213.47 feet to the Point
of Beginning



Commence at the
Northwest corner of
Original Government
Lot 2, Section 27,
Township 7 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida, and
thence run South along
the West line of said
Original Government
Lot 2, a distance of
170.28 feet to the
Southwesterly right-of-
way boundary of U. S.
Highway No. 98,
thence run South 46
degrees 47 minutes 20
seconds East along
said right-of-way
boundary 32.50 feet to
a concrete monument
for the POINT OF BE-
GINNING. From said
Point of Beginning
thence run South 00
degrees 49 minutes 18
seconds West 1078.04
feet to a rod and cap,
thence run South 89
degrees 10 minutes 03
seconds East 150.01
feet to a rod and cap,
thence run South 00
degrees 50 minutes 44
seconds West 193.48
feet to the Northerly
right-of-way boundary
of Butler Bay Road,
thence run along said
right-of-way boundary
as follows: South 87
degrees 53 minutes 27
seconds East 192.16
feet to a point of curve
to the left, thence
Northeasterly along
said curve with a radius
of 3307.00 feet thru a
central angle of 03 de-
grees 45 minutes 47
seconds for an arc dis-
tance of 217.19 feet,
the chord of said arc
being North 87 degrees
25 minutes 05 seconds

East 217.15 feet,
thence North 82 de-
grees 19 minutes 33
seconds East 332.21
feet to a point of curve
to the right, thence
Northeasterly along
said curve with a radius
of 1020.00 feet thru a
central angle of 06 de-
grees 18 minutes 49
seconds for an arc dis-
tance of 112.40 feet,
the chord of said arc
being North 86 degrees
41 minutes 05 seconds
East 112.34 feet,
thence leaving said
right-of-way boundary
run North 25 degrees
57 minutes 22 seconds
East 202.88 feet to a
rod and cap on the
Southwesterly right-of-
way boundary of U. S.
Highway No. 98,
thence run North 46
degrees 01 minutes 15
seconds West along
said right-of-way
boundary 245.62 feet
to a concrete monu-
ment, thence run South
44 degrees 03 minutes
59 seconds West
182.90 feet to a rod
and cap, thence run
North 64 degrees 56
minutes 55 seconds
West 184.74 feet to a
rod and cap, thence
run North 43 degrees
35 minutes 15 seconds
East 43.19 feet, thence
run North 46 degrees
01 minutes 19 seconds
West 299.81 feet to a
rod and cap, thence
run South.44 degrees
10 minutes 01 seconds
West 9.98 feet to a rod.
and cap, thence run
North 45 degrees 59
minutes 38 seconds
West 450.90 feet to a
rod and cap, thence
run North 43 degrees
58 minutes 02 seconds
East 77.59 feet to a rod
and cap, thence run
North 45 degrees 41
minutes 44 seconds
West 60.24 feet to a
rod and cap, thence
run North 45 degrees
00 minutes 45 seconds
East 12.08 feet to a rod
and cap, thence run
North 45 degrees 57
minutes 11 seconds
West 112.60 feet to a
concrete monument,
thence run North 00

degrees 44 minutes 56
seconds East 164.79
feet to a concrete
monument on the
Southwesterly right-of
-way boundary of said
U. S. Highway No. 98,
thence run North 43
degrees 07 minutes 43
seconds West along
said right-of-way
boundary 34.46 feet to
NING. Containing
12.50 acres, more or



Commence at the
Northwest corner of
Original Government
Lot 2, Section 27,
Township 7 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida, and
thence run South along
the West line of said
Original Government
Lot 2, a distance of
170.28 feet to the
Southerly right-of-way
boundary of U. S. High-
way No. 98, thence run
South 46 degrees 47
minutes 20 seconds
East along said right-
of-way boundary 32.50
feet, thence run South
00 degrees 49 minutes
18 seconds West
1078.04 feet to a rod
and cap, thence run
South 89 degrees 10
minutes 03 seconds
East 150.01 feet to a
rod and cap, thence
run South 00 degrees
50 minutes 44 seconds
West 259.48 feet to the
Southerly right-of-way
boundary of Butler Bay
Road for the POINT OF
BEGINNING. From said
thence run along said
right-of-way boundary
as follows: South 87
degrees 53 minutes 27
seconds East 193.08
feet to a point of curve
to the left, thence
Northeasterly along
said curve with a radius
of 3373.00 feet thru a
central angle of 03 de-
grees 49 minutes 20
seconds for an arc dis-
tance of 225.01 feet,
the chord of said arc
being North 87 degrees

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24 minutes 58 seconds
East: 224.97 feet,
thence North 82 de-
grees 19 minutes 33
seconds East 334.05
feet to a point of curve
to the right, thence
Southeasterly along
said curve with a radius
of 954.00 feet thru a
central angle of 26 de-
grees 05 minutes 55
seconds for an arc dis-
tance of 434.55 feet,
the chord of said arc
being South 83 de-
grees 22 minutes 55
seconds East 430.81
feet to a rod and cap,
thence leaving said
right-of-way boundary
run South 00 degrees
44 minutes 36 seconds
West 337.92, feet to the
approximate mean
high waterline of St. Jo-
seph Bay, thence run
along said approximate
mean high waterline as
follows: North 63 de-
grees 40 minutes 02
seconds West 272.75
feet, thence North 67
degrees 15 minutes 51
seconds West 182.34
feet, thence North 72
degrees 27 minutes 45
seconds West 188.39
feet, thence North 69
degrees 10 minutes 56
seconds West 33.72
feet, thence North 60
degrees 00 minutes 08
seconds West 28.34
feet, thence North 40
degrees 55 minutes 41
seconds West 30.46
feet, thence North 29
degrees 15 minutes 17
seconds West 38.17
feet, thence North 50
degrees 06 minutes 03
seconds West 28.67
feet to the Southerly
right-of-way boundary
of said Butler Bay
Road, thence leaving
said approximate mean
high waterline run
South 82 degrees 19
minutes 33 seconds
West, along said
right-of-way boundary
42.08 feet to the ap-
proximate mean high
waterline of said St. Jo-
seph Bay, thence run
along said approximate
mean high waterline as
follows: South 27 de-
grees 17 minutes 38
seconds West 17.03
feet, thence South 66

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degrees 21 minutes 16
seconds West 27.92
feet,thence South 87
degrees 23 minutes 16
seconds West 51.95
feet, thence North 88
degrees 18 minutes 10
seconds West 41.43
feet, thence South 79
degrees 59 minutes 47
seconds West 54.04
feet, thence South 75
degrees 08 minutes 56
seconds West 49.87
feet, thence North 88
degrees 31 minutes 58
seconds West 148.08
feet, thence South 86
degrees 13 minutes 04
seconds West 45.81
feet, thence leaving
said approximate mean
high waterline run
North 00 degrees 50
minutes 44 seconds
East 46.35 feet to the
ING. Containing 3.81
acres, more or less.



Commence on the
West line of Lot Two
(2), Section 27, T7S,
R11W, where the West
line enters into St.
Joseph's Bay; being
the Southwest corner
of said Lot, thence run
North parallel with said
West line 270 feet;
thence run East with
right angle to said West
line 150 feet; thence
run South 270 feet,
more or less, to St.
Joseph's Bay, thence
run Westerly along-St.
Joseph's Bay 150 feet,
more or less, to the
point of beginning.
Subject to mineral
rights heretofore con-



Beginning at a point
South 05 degrees 25
minutes East 102.458
feet from the Northwest
corner of Government
Lot 4, Section 27,
Township 7, Range 11,
South and West, inter-
secting a point 121.833
feet Southwest of a tri-
angular concrete mon-

ument, a permanent
reference mark of St.
Joe Paper Company.
The point of beginning
is also the point of in-
tersection of the South
right of way line of US
Highway 98, 60 feet
South of the center line
of said highway, and
the North right of way
line of Old US Highway
98, 33 feet from the
center line of said Old
Highway. Thence North
46 degrees 50 minutes
West following the
South right of way line
of US Highway 98 a
distance of 365.083
feet to the center line of
a concrete culvert un-
der the Highway.
Thence South 25 de-
grees 04 minutes West
220.250 feet to a stake
on the North right of
way line of Old US
Highway 98; thence in
an Easterly direction
following the curved
right of way line on
North side of Old US
Highway 98 to the point
of beginning.



All of Las Palmas Sub-
division according to
the Plat thereof re-
corded in the public
records of Gulf County,
Florida in Plat Book 4,
Page 16.


I .All of the buildings
and improvements lo-
cated on the Land and
all right, title and inter-
LLC ("Borrower") in and
to any utility lines
and/or improvements
located on the Land or
in which Borrower has
any interest in connec-
tion with the Land, and
all right, title and inter-
est of the Borrower in
and to the streets and
roads abutting the
Land to the center lines
thereof, and strips and
gores within or adjoin-
ing the Land, the air
space and rights to use

said air space above
the Land, all rights of
ingress and egress by
motor vehicles to park-
ing facilities on or
within the Land, all
easements now or
hereafter affecting, or
inuring to the benefit of
the owner of the Land,
including, without limi-
tation, the Borrower's
rights under any ease-
ment and related
agreements and royal-
ties and all rights ap-
pertaining to the use
and enjoyment of the
Land, including, with-
out limitation, alley,
vault, drainage, min-
eral, water, oil and gas
rights, together with
any and all other rights,
privileges and interests
appurtenant thereto
(collectively, the

2. All fixtures and arti-
cles of personal prop-
erty and all appurte-
nances and additions
thereto and substitu-
tions or replacements
thereof, owned by the
Borrower and attached
to, contained in, or
used in connection with
the Premises (thought
not attached thereto) or
placed on any part
thereof (collectively, the
"Equipment"), (exclu-
sive of any articles of
personal property
owned by any tenants
occupying the Prem-
ises) including, but not
limited to, all screens,
awnings, shades,
blinds, curtains, dra-
peries, carpets, rugs,
furniture and furnish-
ings, heating, electrical,
mechanical, lighting,
plumbing, ventilating,
air conditioning, refrig-
erating, incinerating
and elevator equipment
and systems, stoves,
ranges, vacuum clean-
ing systems, call sys-
tems, sprinkler systems
and other fire preven-
tion and extinguishing
apparatus and materi-
als, motors, machinery,
pipes, appliances,
equipment, fittings and
fixtures, and the trade
name, goodwill and
books and records re-

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1 1100 7|7100N|100 7|I'l1100
lating to the business A/K/A LOUISE THE SURPLUS FROM TIVE DATE.
operated on the Prem- MCGUINNESS, ANY THE SALE, IF ANY,
ises. AND ALL UNKNOWN OTHER THAN THE Copies of the Ordl-
3. All of Borrower's BY THROUGH, UN- AS OF THE DATE OF public inspection at
"equipment" and DER, AND AGAINST THE LIS PENDENS City of Port St. Joe City
"general intangibles" THE HEREIN NAMED MUST FILE A CLAIM Hall, located at 305
(as quoted terms are INDIVIDUAL DEFEND- WITHIN 60 DAYS AF- Cecil G. Costin Sr.,
deemed in the Uniform ANTS WHO ARE NOT TER THE SALE. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Commercial Code of KNOWN BE DEAD OR Florida.
the State of Florida) lo- ALIVE, WHETHER The Notice dated this
cated at the Premises, SAID UNKNOWN PAR- 7th day of December, Interested persons may
together with the bene- TIES MAY CLAIM AN 2011. attend and be heard at
fits of all deposits and INTEREST AS the public hearing or
payments made SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE- BECKY NORRIS, provide comments in
thereon by Borrower. VISEES, GRANTEES CLERK OF CIRCUIT writing to the City Com-
OR OTHER CLAIM- COURT missioners, City of Port
4. All leases, letting, ANTS, INCLUDING AN- GULF COUNTY FLOR- St. Joe City Hall, 305
rental agreements, use YONE THAT MAY IDA Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
agreements, occu- CLAIM BY OR Blvd., Port St. Joe,
pancy agreements and THROUGH EITHER BY: B.A. Baxter Florida. Transactions of
licenses, if any, of the TESTATE OR INTES- Deputy Clerk the public hearing will
Premises or any por- TATE SUCCESSION Dec 22,29,2011 not be recorded. Per-
tion thereof (collec- and MARGARET sons wishing to appeal
tively, the "Leases") and RENEE SHOAF, any decision made dur-
all right, title and inter- Defendants. 36304S i ng the hearing will
est of the Borrower IN THE CIRCUIT i need a record of theing will
thereunder, including, NOTICE OF SALE COURT OF THE FOUR- proceeding and should
without limitation, the TEENTH JUDICIAL ensure a verbatim rec-
rights of the Borrower, NOTICE IS HEREBY CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, ord is made, including
as lessor, in respect of GIVEN, that the Clerk IN AND FOR GULF the testimony on which
cash, promissory notes of the Circuit Court of COUNTY the appeal is based.
and securities depos- Gulf County, Florida, CIVIL DIVISION Any person who wishes
ited thereunder and the pursuant to the Final CASE NO. to attend and requires
right to receive and col- Summary Judgment of 232011 CA 000395 assistance may call the
lect the rents, issues Foreclosure, entered in Division City Clerk's Office at
and profits thereof and this cause, the Clerk of (850) 229-8261, Est.
any other sums paya- this Court shall sell the SUNTRUST BANK 114.
ble thereunder (the property at public sale Plaintiff
"Rents"). at 11:00 A.M. E.S.T, on CITY COMMISSION OF
the 12th day of Janu- vs. THE CITY OF PORT
5. All unearned premi- ary, 2012, at the Gulf ST JOE, FLORIDA
ums, accrued, accruing County Courthouse, JOHN V. SLAMECKA,
or to accrue under 1000 Cecil G. Costin et al Attest: S/
insurance policies ob- Blvd., Port St. Joe, Defendants. James A. Anderson
tained, or caused to be Florida the following City Clerk-Auditor
obtained, by the Bor- described real property NOTICE OF ACTION
rower and the Borrow- lying and being in Gulf BY: S/
ers' interest in and to all County, Florida, to-wit: TO: MEL MAGIDSON, JR.
proceeds of the con- JOHN V. SLAMECKA Mayor-Commissioner
version, voluntary or in- LOTS 10 AND 12 CURRENT RESIDENCE Dec 29, 2011
voluntary, of the Land BLOCK OF PORT ST. UNKNOWN
and/or personal prop- JOE BEACH, UNIT LAST KNOWN 3
erty described herein NUMBER 2, AC- ADDRESS 36246S
or liquidated claims, in- ON FILE IN THE OF- MARIETTA, GA 30067 toRegularMe Boards of thec
cluding, without limita- FICE OF THE CLERK Port St. Joe Redevel
tion, proceeds of casu- OF CIRCUIT COURT UNKNOWN SPOUSE Port St. Joe R v
alty insurance, title OF GULF COUNTY, SLFAMOHN. open Agency are
insurance or any other FLORIDA. SLAMECKA held on the second
insurance maintained CURRENT RESIDENCE Thursday of each
on the Premises and ANY PERSON CLAIM- UNKNOWN month at 10 AM. Spe-
the Equipment or any ING AN INTEREST IN LAST KNOWN coming datesquar r tare
part of either thereof, THE SURPLUS FROM ADDRESS upcoming quarter are
and all awards and/or THE SALE, IF ANY, 71 EATON PLACE January 12, February
other compensation OTHER THAN THE LONDON ENGLAND 9, and March 8. Loca
(collectively "Awards") PROPERTY OWNER Fred's 150 Captain
made to the owners of AS OF THE DATE OF You are notified that an Fred's Place. All per-
the Premises and the THE LIS PENDENS action to foreclose a sons are invited to at-
Equipment or any part MUST FILE A CLAIM mortgage on the fol tend and participate.
of either thereof by any WITHIN 60 DAYS AF- lowing property in Gulf Anyone want to appeal
governmental or other TER THE SALE. county, Florida. made on any subject ati
lawful authorities for e t m meeting must have
taking by eminent do- The Notice dated this LOTW E11, BLOCK AA the meeting mu have
main, condemnation or 7th day of December, S W E E T W A T E R a verbatim record of
otherwise, of all or any 2011. SHORES AT MONEY the meeting that in-
part the Property or any BAYOU, A SUBDIVI- cludes the testimony
easement or other right BECKY NORRIS SION AS PER MAP OR and evidence on which
therein, including CLERK OF CIRCUIT PLAT THEREOF RE- the appeals based.
Awards for any change COURT, CORDED IN PLAT Dec 29, 2011
of grade of streets. GULF COUNTY, FLOR- BOOK 3, AT PAGES 39 36438S
6. All extensions, im- LIC RECORDS OF
provements, better- BY: B.A. Baxter GULF COUNTY FLOR- ARCHITECTURAL
ments, substitutes and Deputy Clerk IDA SERVICES
replacements of, and Dec 22, 29, 2011
all additions and appur- commonly known as The Gulf County
tenances to, the Prem- 174 SWEETWATER School Board is ac-
ises and the Equip- 36302S SHORES DRIVE, PORT cepting statements of
ment, acquired by or IN THE CIRCUIT ST. JOE, FL 32456 has qualifications and per-
released to the Bor- COURT OF THE FOUR- been filed against you formance data from ar-
rower or constructed, TEENTH JUDICIAL and you are required to chitectural service firms
assembled or placed CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA serve a copy of your for the following proj-
on the Premises, and IN AND FOR GULF written defenses, if any, ect: Design and con-
all conversions of the COUNTY to it on Lindsay struction of additions
security constituted CASE NO.: 11-253CA Moczynski of Kass and renovations to Gulf
thereby, immediately Shuler, PA., plaintiff's County Schools. The
upon such acquisition, TYNDALL FEDERAL attorney, whose ad- project consists of eval-
release, construction, CREDIT UNION, dress is PO. Box 800, uating the existing
assembling, placement Plaintiff, Tampa, Florida 33601, structures, designing
or conversion, as the (813) 229-0900, on or full architectural plans
case may be. vs. before January 16, for the Addition/ Reno-
2012 or 30days from nations of Port St. Joe
Said sale will be made SHIRLEY FRANCINE the first date of publica- Elementary School Caf-
pursuant to and in or- DAVIS and UNKNOWN tion, whichever is later eteria and Renovations
der to satisfy the terms TENANT, and file original with the of Port St. Joe High
of said Final Judgment Defendants. Clerk of this Court el- Locker Rooms and
of Foreclosure. their before service on construction to meet
NOTICE OF SALE the Plaintiff's attorney those plans. The
Any person claiming an or immediately thereaf- School Board requests
interest in the surplus NOTICE IS HEREBY ter, otherwise, a default interested firms to sub-
from the sale, if any, GIVEN, that the Clerk will be entered against mit written information
other than the property of the Circuit Court of you for the relief de- for review and study.
owner as of the date of Gulf County, Florida, manded in the Com- Information to be pro-
the lis pendens must pursuant to the Final plaint. vided should be con-
file a claim within 60 Summary Judgment of sistent with Florida
days after the sale. Foreclosure, entered in Dated: December 8, Statute 287.055. Inter-
this cause, the Clerk of 2011. ested firms should sub-
DATED this 6th day of this Court shall sell the mit eight (8) copies of
December, 2011. property at public sale CLERK OR THE the information to Greg
at 11:00 A.M. E.S.T., on COURT Layfield, Maintenance
REBECCAL. NORRIS the 12th day of Janu- Honarable Foreman on or before
As Clerk of the Court ary, 2012, at the Gulf Rebecca L. Norris January 6, 2012, at
County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin 2:00 p.m. e.s.t. After
By/s/B.A. Baxter 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Rm 148 committee review, no
As Deputy Clerk Blvd., Port St. Joe, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 fewer than three (3)
Florida, the following firms will be selected
Attorneys for Plaintiff: described real property By: B.A. Baxter for oral presentations
Joseph E. Foster, Esq. lying and being in Gulf Deputy Clerk to be scheduled at a
FL Bar No.: 282091 County, Florida, to-wit: later date (normally
AKERMAN If you are a person with within a week of the
SENTERFITT EXHIBIT "A' a disability who needs deadline). For addi-
Post Office Box 231 any accommodation in tional information
420 South Orange Ave. COMMENCE AT THE order to participate in e-mail Greg Layfield at
Suite 1200 SOUTHEAST CORNER this proceeding, you glayfield@gulf.k12.fl.us
Orlando, FL OF U.S. GOVERN- are entitled, at no cost Dec 29, 2011
32802-0231 MENT LOT 2, FRAC- to you, to the provision
(407) 423-4000 TIONAL SECTION 30, of certain assistance. 36849S
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, Please contact Clerk of UNITED STATES
If you are a person with RANGE 9 WEST, GULF the Court, 1000 5th BANKRUPTCY COURT
a disability who needs COUNTY, FLORIDA, Street, Port St. Joe, NORTHERN DISTRICT
any accommodation in AND RUN THENCE Florida 32456, phone OF FLORIDA
order to participate in NORTH ALONG THE (850) 229-6113 within 7 PANAMA CITY DIVI-
this proceeding, you EAST BOUNDARY working days of your SION
are entitled, at no cost LINE OF SAID LOT 2 receipt of this notice; if Case No.:
to you, to the provision FOR 211.4 FEET TO you are hearing or 09-50089-LMK
of certain assistance. THE SOUTHEAST voice impaired, call Chapter 11
Please contact the ADA CORNER OF RED 1-800-955-8771.
Coordinator by mail at BULL ISLAND SUBDI- Dec22,29,2011 InRe:
P O. Box 1089, Pan- VISION, UNRE-
ama City, FL 32402 or CORDED UNIT NO. 36324S BAREFOOT COT-
747-5338 at least seven POINT OF BEGINN- MENT COMPANY LLC,
(7) days before your ING; FROM SAID NOTICE IS HEREBY Debtor
scheduled court ap- POINT OF BEGINNING GIVEN that the City
pearance, or immedl- CONTINUE NORTH Commission of the City NOTICE OF AUCTION
ately upon receiving ALONG THE EAST of Port St. Joe, Florida, AND SALE OF SUB-
this notification if the BOUNDARY LINE OF at its meeting on the STANTIALLY ALL AS-
time before the sched- GOVERNMENT LOT 2 17th day of January, SETS OF THE POST-
uled appearance is less FOR 750 FEET MORE 2012, at 6:00 PM., CONFIRMATION RE-
than seven (7) days. If OR LESS TO THE EST, in the regular ORGANIZED DEBTOR
you are hearing im- NORTHEAST CORNER Commission meeting PURSUANT TO OR-
paired, please call 711. OF LOT 6, BLOCK "H" room at the Municipal DER CONFIRMING
Dec 29,2011 RED BULL ISLAND Building, Port St. Joe, FIRST AMENDED
Jan 5,2012 SUBDIVISION, UNRE- Florida, will have the PLAN FILED BY WHIT-
______ ___ CORDED UNIT NO. 2nd reading and con- NEY NATIONAL BANK
THREE; THENCE sider for final adoption DATED OCTOBER 13,
36300S NORTH 87-11 WEST an Ordinance with the 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT 226.58 FEET TO THE following title:

Plaintiff, OF RED BULL ISLAND FIVE YEAR CAPITAL the Bankruptcy Court
vs. SOUTH 85o-05' EAST ADOPTING THE UP- tional Bank's First
260.00 FEET MORE OR DATED SCHOOL DIS- Amended Plan of Reor-
MADISON, DE- SECTION 30, TOWN- ALL ORDINANCES OR for the sale by auction
CEASED, ANDREW J. SHIP 4 SOUTH, PARTS OF ORDI- (the "Auction") by the

1100 | 1100
sets (the 'Acquired As- the Northerly right of
sets") of the Debtor, way of U.S. Highway
Barefoot Cottages De- 98; thence proceed
velopment Company, along said Northerly
LLC (the "Debtor") re- right of way North 46
manning after eighteen degrees 14 minutes 00
(18) months from the seconds West, a dis-
May 12, 2009 Effective tance of 34.35 feet;
Date of the Plan. thence leaving said
Northerly right of way
PLEASE TAKE FUR- proceed North 00 de-
THER NOTICE that: grees 28 minutes 33
seconds East, a dis-
(a) in accordance with tance of 151.12 feet;
the Plan and Confirma- thence proceed South
tion Order, the Liqui- 46 degrees 14 minutes
dating Trustee shall 00 second East, a dis-
conduct the Auction, tance of 34.35 feet to
after which the Liqui- the point of terminus of
dating Trustee will de- the herein described
termine the prevailing line.
bidder for the Acquired
Assets (the "Prevailing LESS AND EXCEPT the
Bidder"). The Auction following parcels:
will be held on January
10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Parcel 1:
at the offices of Carr,
Riggs & Ingram, 151 Commence at the
Mary Esther Boulevard, Northeast corner of
Suite 301, Mary Esther, Government Lot 2, Sec-
Florida 32569. tion 27, Township 7
South, Range 11 West,
(b) All bidders must Gulf County, Florida;
register and have de- thence proceed South
posit funds (the 00 degrees 28 minutes
"Deposit") available be- 33 seconds West along
fore the Auction the East line of Govern-
begins. The Deposit ment Lot 2, a distance
must be made prior to of 1251.57 feet to the
the Auction in the form Northerly right of way
of an electronic check U.S. Highway 98;
(ACH), wire transfer, thence departing said
cash, or certified East line proceed North
check. To be qualified 46 degrees 14 minutes
to bid, all bidders ex- 00 seconds West along
cept for Biel REO, LLC said Northerly right of
or its designee, as way, a distance of
successor-in-interest to 802.71 feet to the point
Whitney National Bank, of beginning; thence
shall be required to De- continue along said
posit with the Liquidat- Northerly right of way
ing Trustee a sum not North 46 degrees 14
less than ten percent minutes 00 seconds
(10%) of the bidder's West, a distance of
planned maximum bid. 226.34 feet; thence de-
Bidders will not be per- parting said Northerly
mitted to bid in excess right of way proceed
of the planned maxi- South 68 degrees 37
mum bid, as deter- minutes 07 seconds
mined by the Deposit, East, a distance of
without first providing 19.37 feet; thence pro-
an additional deposit to ceed South 67 degrees
the Liquidating Trustee. 13 minutes 16 seconds
East, a distance of
(c) the Prevailing Bid- 24.21 feet; thence pro-
der shall make pay- ceed South 55 degrees
ment in full by the close 47 minutes 09 seconds
of business on the date East, a distance of
of the Auction. Accept- 24.73 feet; thence pro-
able forms of payment ceed North 87 degrees
are wire transfers and 46 minutes 45 second
certified check made East, a distance of
payable to Barefoot 39.71 feet; thence pro-
Cottages Development ceed South 61 degrees
Company, LLC Debtor 59 minutes 46 seconds
in possession. If pay- East, a distance of
ment is not made 29.80 feet; thence pro-
within this timeframe, ceed South 66 degrees
the Liquidating Trustee 17 minutes 37 seconds
may cancel the highest East, a distance of
bid, re-advertise the 25.37 feet; thence
Auction and pay all proceed South 59 de-
costs of the Auction grees 41 minutes 20
from the deposit. Any seconds East, a dis-
remaining funds in the tance of 17.19 feet;
Deposit shall be held then proceed South 59
by the Liquidating Trus- degrees 31 minutes 55
tee and distributed to seconds East, a dis-
the Class 4 Creditor un- tance of 24.00 feet;
der the Plan. thence proceed South
64 degrees 53 minutes
LEGAL DESCRIPTION 09 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 13.94 feet;
The following real prop- thence proceed South
erty described as fol- 56 degrees 40 minutes
lows as: 12 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 24.10 feet:
Government Lot 2, thence proceed South
Section 27, Township 7 54 degrees 38 minutes
South, Range 11 West, 35 seconds East, a dis-
Gulf County, Florida ly- tance of 4.53 feet;
ing North of U.S. High- thence proceed South
way 98 (State Road No. 44 degrees 01 minutes
30 120 foot right of 12 seconds West, a
way), less and except distance of 83.89 feet
property described in to the said Northerly
Official Records Book right of way and the
133, Page 1 of the pub- point of beginning of
lic records of Gulf the parcel herein de-
County, Florida and be- scribed.
ing more particularly
described by field sur- Said parcel containing
vey as follows: Begin at 0.25 acres, more or
a three by three light less. [10690.89 square
wood stake, marking feet]
the Northeast corner of
Government Lot 2, Parcel 2:
Section 27, Township 7
South, Range 11 West, Commence at the
Gulf County, Florida Northeast corner of
and run North 89 de- Government Lot 2, Sec-
grees 32 minutes 22 tion 27, Township 7
seconds West, along South, Range 11 West,
the North boundary line Gulf County, Florida;
of said Government Lot thence proceed South
2, for 1328.18 feet to a 00 degrees 28 minutes
found 5/8 inch rod and 33 seconds West along
cap No. L.B. 43 lying the East line of Govern-
on the Northeasterly ment Lot 2, a distance
right of way line of U.S. of 1251.57 feet to the
Highway 98 (State Northerly right of way
Road No. 30 120 foot U.S. Highway 98;
right of way); thence thence departing said
South 46 degrees 14 East line proceed North
minutes 00 seconds 46 degrees 14 minutes
East along said North- 00 seconds West along
easterly right of way said Northerly right of
line for 1640.37 feet; way, a distance of
thence leaving said 184.35 feet to the point
Northeasterly right of of beginning; thence
way line run North 43 continue along said
degrees 46 minutes 00 Northerly right of way
seconds East for North 46 degrees 14
110.00 feet; thence minutes 00 seconds
South 46 degrees 14 West, a distance of
minutes 00 seconds 588.36 feet; thence de-
East parallel with said parting said Northerly
Northeasterly right of right of way proceed
way line for 46.37 feet; North 44 degrees 01
thence South 00 de- minutes 12 seconds
grees 28 minutes 33 East, a distance of
seconds West parallel 91.22 feet; thence pro-
to the East line of said ceed South 63 degrees
Government Lot 2, for 52 minutes 19 seconds
151.12 feet to the said East, a distance of 6.17
Northeasterly right of feet; thence proceed
way line of U.S. High- South 52 degrees 13
way 98; thence South minutes 40 seconds
46 degrees 14 minutes East, a distance of
00 seconds East, along 15.30 feet; thence pro-
said Northeasterly right ceed South 27 degrees
of way line for 34.35 40 minutes 29 seconds
feet to a point on the East, a distance of
East line of said Gov- 26.73 feet; thence pro-
ernment Lot 2, Section ceed South 42 degrees
27; thence North 00 de- 34 minutes 57 seconds
grees 28 minutes 33 East, a distance of
seconds East, along 32.22 feet; thence pro-
said East line for ceed South 42 degrees
1251.57 feet to the 44 minutes 57 seconds
point of beginning. East, a distance of
33.16 feet; thence pro-
LESS AND EXCEPT the ceed South 12 degrees
following parcel: 50 minutes 24 seconds
East, a distance of 3.74
Commence at North- feet; thence proceed
east corner of Govern- North 86 degrees 20
ment Lot 2, Section 27, minutes 27 seconds
Township 7 South, East, a distance of

Range 11 West, Gulf 14.54 feet; thence
County, Florida; thence proceed South 77 de-
proceed South 00 de- grees 56 minutes 12
grees 28 minutes 33 seconds East, a dis-
seconds West along tance of 19.30 feet;
the East line of Govern- thence proceed South
ment Lot 2, a distance 08 degrees 29 minutes
of 1100.45 feet to the 37 seconds East, a dis-
Point of Beginning; tance of 19.05 feet;
thence continue along thence proceed South
said East line South 00 09 degrees 10 minutes
degrees 28 minutes 33 29 seconds East, a dis-
seconds West, a dis- tance of 13.11 feet;
tance of 151.12 feet to thence proceed South

S 1100 1100
01 degrees 17 minutes scribed in Sections (A),
57 seconds West, a (B), and (C) hereof or
distance of 11.35 feet; any part thereof under
thence proceed South the power of eminent
14 degrees 28 minutes domain, or for any
58 seconds East, a damage (whether
distance of 15.49 feet; caused by such taking
thence proceed South or otherwise) to the
04 degrees 29 minutes mortgaged property
55 seconds East, a described in Sections
distance of 7.26 feet; (A), (B), and (C) hereof
thence proceed South or any part thereof, or
35 degrees 13 minutes to any rights appurte-
31 seconds East, a nant thereto, and all
distance of 7.55 feet; proceeds of any sales
then proceed South 39 or other dispositions of
degrees 07 minutes 55 the mortgaged prop-
seconds East, a erty described in Sec-
distance of 11.33 feet; tons (A), (B), and (C)
thence proceed South hereof or any part
03 degrees 59 minutes thereof; and (il) all
59 seconds East, a rights to insurance pro-
distance of 13.36 feet; ceeds arising from or
thence proceed South relating to the mort-
26 degrees 43 minutes gaged property de-
06 seconds East, a scribed in Sections (A),
distance of 18.29 feet; (B), and (C) above; and
thence proceed South (iii) all proceeds, prod-
55 degrees 01 minutes ucts, replacements, ad-
09 seconds East, a editions, substitutions,
distance of 22.96 feet; renewals and acces-
thence proceed South sons of and to the
37 degrees 10 minutes mortgaged property
10 seconds East, a described in Sections
distance of 13.45 feet; (A), (B), and (C).
thence proceed South
41 degrees 43 minutes (E) TOGETHER WITH
18 seconds East, a all rents to which
distance of 15.29 feet; Debtor may now or
thence proceed South hereafter be entitled
47 degrees 04 minutes from the mortgaged
22 seconds East, a property described in
distance of 22.63 feet; Sections (A), (B), and
thence proceed South (C) hereof.
50 degrees 33 minutes
17 seconds East, a together with:
distance of 18.88 feet;
thence proceed South 1. All building materin-
44 degrees 01 minutes als, equipment, fixtures
22 seconds East, a and fittings of every
distance of 34.14 feet; kind or character now
thence proceed South owned or hereafter ac-
34 degrees 37 minutes quired by Debtor for
48 seconds East, a the purpose of being
distance of 31.82 feet; used or useful in the
thence proceed South construction of the Im-
45 degrees 39 minutes provements located or
03 seconds East, a to be located on the
distance of 19.44 feet; Land, whether such
thence proceed South materials, equipment,
26 degrees 21 minutes fixtures and fittings are
02 seconds East, a actually located on or
distance of 8.09 feet; adjacent to the Land or
thence proceed North not, and whether in
15 degrees 12 minutes storage or otherwise,
10 seconds East, a wheresoever the same
distance of 11.52 feet; may be located, includ-
thence proceed North ing without limitation all
51 degrees 05 minutes lumber and lumber
31 seconds East, a products, bricks, build-
distance of 21.56 feet; ing stones, and build-
thence proceed South ing blocks, sand and
87 degrees 36 minutes cement, roofing mate-
08 seconds East, a dis- rial, paint, doors, win-
tance of 79.28 feet; dows, hardware, nails,
thence proceed South wires and wiring,
03 degrees 02 minutes plumbing and plumb-
27 seconds West, a ing fixtures, sewer lines
distance 37.58 feet; and pumping stations
thence proceed South and fixtures and equip-
44 degrees 58 minutes ment, heating and
04 seconds East, a dis- air-conditioning equip-
tance of 34.57 feet; ment appliances, elec-
thence proceed South trical and gas equip-
59 degrees 59 minutes ments and appliances,
17 seconds East, a dis- pipes and piping, orna-
tance of 22.38 feet; mental and decorative
thence proceed South fixtures, furniture,
84 degrees 03 minutes ranges, refrigerators,
27 seconds East, a dis- dishwashers and dis-
tance of 24.17 feet; posals.
thence proceed South
59 degrees 46 minutes 2. All fixtures, appli-
17 seconds East, a dis- ances, machinery, fur-
tance of 7.90 feet; nature, furnishings, ap-
thence proceed South paratus, equipment
43 degrees 46 minutes and other articles of
00 seconds West, a personal property of
distance of 110.00 feet any nature whatsoever
to said Northerly right owned by Debtor and
of way and the point of now located upon or
beginning of the parcel within the Land or Im-
herein described. provements, including
without limitation all fur-
Said parcel containing nature, furnishings, ap-
0.97 acres, more or paratus, machinery,
less. [42346.50 square motors, elevators, fit-
feet] tings, radiators, ranges,
ovens, iceboxes, re-
ALSO LESS AND EX- frigerators, awnings,
CEPT the following shades, screens,
property: blinds, office equip-
Lots A-1, A-2, A-3, A-5, ment, carpeting, and
B-14, B-15, B-16, B-17, other furnishings, and
B-18, B-19, B-21, B-22, all plumbing, heating,
B-23, B-24, B-25, B-26, lighting, cooking, laun-
B-27, B-28, B-29, B-30, dry, ventilating, refriger-
B-31, B-32, B-33, B-34, ating, incinerating,
B-35, B-36, B-37, B-38, air-conditioning and
B-39, B-40, B-45, B-49, sprinkler equipment
C-51, C-56, C-57, C-59, and fixtures and appur-
C-60, C-61, C-63, D-65, tenances thereto; and
D-67, D-68, D-122, all proceeds thereof
D-123, D-128, D-130, (including without limi-
D-131, D-132, D-135, station condemnation
Barefoot Cottages awards and insurance
Phase I, according to proceeds), all exten-
the plat thereof as re- sons, betterments, and
corded in Plat Book 6, accessions thereto, all
Page(s) 31-48, Public renewals and replace-
Records of Gulf ments thereof and all
County articles in substitution
therefore (the personal
together with: property described in
paragraph 1 above and
(A) THE LAND: All of in this paragraph being
the Land located in the referred to herein as
County of GULF, State the "Personal Prop-
of Florida, described erty").
above (the "Land"), to-
gether with all mineral, 3. All accounts, ac-
oil and gas rights ap- counts receivable, con-
purtenant to said Land, tract rights, chattel pa-
and all shrubbery, trees per, instruments, docu-
and crops now growing ments, general intangl-
upon said Land. bles, choses in action,
causes in action and
(B) THE IMPROVE- other intangible per-
MENTS: All buildings, sonal property of the
structures, fixtures and Debtor of any every
improvements, of every and nature whatsoever,
nature whatsoever now which pertain to, arise
situated on said Land from or in connection
(hereinafter called the with, or are related to
Improvements"). the Land. Improve-
ments, the Fixtures, the
(C) EASEMENTS: All Personal Property or
easements, rights-of-
way, gores of land,
streets, ways, alleys,
passages, sewer rights, || fPKf
water course, water I j \I
rights and powers, and '- JJJ
all appurtenances
whatsoever, in any way I ,J l
belonging, relating, or
appertaining to any of
the mortgaged prop-
erty described in Sec-
tions (A) and (B)
hereof, or which hereaf-
ter shall in any way be-
long, relate or be ap-
purtenant thereto, D. Stephens
whether now owned or Concrete
hereafter acquired by ServicesLLC
the Debtor, Barefoot rvisLL
Cottages Development Quality, Affordable
Comoanv. LLC. Concrete Work and

( Debtor"). Small Tractor Work
38 Yrs. Experience,
(D) TOGETHER WITH Licensed, Insured
(i) all the estate, right, Residential &
title and interest of the Commercial
Debtor of, in and to all Office: 850-674-5887
judgments, insurance Home: 850-674-5026
proceeds, awards of Cell: (850) 643-1723
damages and settle-
ments hereafter made Park your car in
resulting from condem-
nation proceedings or Classified and
the taking of the mort- see it take off in
gaged property de- the fast lane!

the development, oper-
ation or use thereof or
the leasing or sale of
any portion thereof or
interest therein, includ-
ing without limitation
(a) all insurance poli-
cies and all proceeds
and choses in action
arising under any insur-
ance policies, including
any rights to any re-
funds for premiums, (b)
accounts and other
rights under any
leases, licenses or
other service contracts,
(c) any trademarks,
logos, service marks,
telephone numbers,
designs, patents, pat-
ent applications, good
will, copyrights, regis-
trations, licenses, fran-
chise, tax refund claims
and any security held
by or granted to the
Debtor to secure pay-
ment of any of the ac-
counts, (d) any permits
from, permit applica-
tions to, franchises
from or development
orders or development
of regional impact
orders issued by any
governmental authority
or private part; (e) any
and all sales proceeds,
escrow accounts and
funds, trust accounts
and funds and earnest
money deposits, and
all rights of Debtor to
the receipt thereof, aris-
ing out of or with re-
spect to any agreement
for the sale of the Land
and/or Improvements
or any portion thereof
or interest therein, in-
cluding without limita-
tion the sale of any and
all condominium units
now existing upon the

4. All plans, specifica-
tions, drawings, docu-
ments, instruments,
permits, sewer taps,
water taps and rights,
development rights, de-
velopment orders, de-
velopment of regional
impact orders agree-
ments, payment bonds,
performance bonds,
and other guaranties or
sureties of performance
thereof, and all other
rights, contract rights
and general intangi-
bles, pertaining to the
design, construction,
development, use, sale
or occupancy of the
Improvements and Fix-
tures or pertaining to
the development or use
of the Lands.

5. All books and rec-
ords related to the con-
struction, ownership,
operation or mainte-
nance of the Land, Im-
provements, Fixtures or
Personal Property or
other tangible or intan-
gible property de-
scribed hereinabove.

6. All rents, profits,
issues, leases, and rev-
enues of the Land or
any of the foregoing
from time to time ac-
cruing whether under
leases or tenancies, to-
gether with all leases
and rights under leases
affecting the Land.

7. All purchase agree-
ments, escrow agree-
ments, earnest money
and earnest money de-
posits and accounts,
relating to the sale or
proposed sale of any
portion of the Land or
Improvements, includ-
ing without limitation
Debtor's right to receive
the earnest money and
other funds paid or de-
posited by the pur-
chasers under the
aforementioned pur-
chase agreements.

8. All judgments,
awards of damages
and settlements made
resulting from condem-
nation proceedings or
the taking of any of the
foregoing or any part
thereof or any right or
privilege accruing
thereto, including with-
out limitation any and
all payments from vol-
untary sale in lieu of
condemnation or the
exercise of eminent do-

9. All proceeds, prod-
ucts, and replacements
of and accessions to
any of the foregoing.

10. All sewer taps and
other utility connec-
tions owned by Debtor
for the benefit of the
real property described

EST is subject to:
That certain Declara-
tion of Covenants, Con-
ditions and Restrictions
of Barefoot Cottages,

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------ DATED on the 29th day 2130 Farm Animals/ manage digital output Publisher's stoage/woi op
36879S of November 2011 Supplies for pre press & prod. bdg. Ceami(loors
IN THE CIRCUIT of November 2011. 2140 Pets/Livestock Cust. serve. skills req. Notice R S .ami lon
COURT IN AND FOR REBECCA L. NORRIS Wanted Mac OS X Adobe Crea- Rent S75month
GULF COUNTY, FLOR- Clerk of the Cou 215 Pet Memorials tive Suite, QuarkXPress All real estate advertis-
IDA Gulf County, Florida skills req. Full benefits ing in this newspaper is Call
CASE NO.: 11-431-CA G pkg. send resume to subject to the Fair Betty Ray Weston
DIVISION: By: Tanya Knox 2100 ramseysprintIng@fair- Housing Act which
By:TanyaKnox2100 ntmakes it illegal to ad- 227-5566
Dec 29, 2011 point.net vertise "any preference,
21st MORTGAGE Jan5,201 ExtraMile WebID#:34190356 limitationor discrimina--,
CORPORATION, etc., Pet Sitting tion based on race,
Plaintiff, 36496S Home visits/overnight color, religion, sex,
San Dunes in the comfort of your handicap, famillal status
vs. Homeowners pets home. Gulf & Bay or national origin or an
Association Request for Cinnt anau 5B nutenton, to mke aan -Milff Z :
Assocaton Requst for County Diana 227-5770 such preference, limta-
JERMAINE Proposal Dan 227-8225 Install/Maint/Repair tion or discrimination" | 6170
ROBINSON, et al, extramilepetstting.com Familial status includes
Defendants. Community Pool etmetn children under the age
Maintenance Handyman of 18 living with parents
NOTICE OF ACTION Part time position, or legal custodians, 2 br, 1 ba
Homeowner Associa- 15-20 hours week. pregnant women and $400 month + $400
TO: tion Management Great for someone re- people securing cus- dep. Hiland View. Call
Jermaine Robinson tired and bored who tody of children under 850-227-4051
Last Known Address Grounds/Lawncare can do general mainte- 18.
1842 Stonemill Creek Maintenance nance and is able to This newspaper will not
Wewahitchka, FL work weekends in sum- knowingly accept any
32454 The Board of Directors MERCHANDISE mer. Must be able to advertising for real es-
of the San Dunes climb stairs and be tate which is in violation
Ursula Robinson Homeowners Associa- 3100-Antiques customer oriented. Ve- of the law. Our readers
Last Known Address tion seek the submis- 3110- Appliances hicle provided. Send are hereby informed
1842 Stonemill Creek sion of proposals for its 310-Artsctions resume to that all dwellings adver
Wewahitchka, FL Homeowner Assoca- 3140 Baby Items handymanpsj@aol.com tedav in tlab onnewspaper
32454 tion Management, Pool 3150 Building Supplies opportunity basis. To a
Maintenance, and 3160 Business complain of discrlmina- Ei l rAE
YOU ARE NOTIFIED Grounds/Lawncare Equipment _tion call HUDtollfree at L FOR SALE
that an action to fore- Maintenance. Please 3170- Collectibles 1-800-669-9777. The
3180 Computers
closure a mortgage on contact Gulf Coast 3190 -Electronics toll-free number for the
the following property Property Services at 3200- Firewood hearing impaired is f E
in Gulf County, Florida: 850-229-2706 to pro- 3210 Free Pass it On Now Hiring! 1-800-927-9275. .
vide an e-mail address 3220 Furniture Ae You Making Less
Exhlt".A' to send adIditional bid 3230 Garage/Yard Sales Are You Making Less- 7100
Exhit A to send additional bid 3240 Guns Than $40,000 Per Year?
information and re- 3250 Good Things to Eat Covenant Transport ..,,
COMMENCE AT A 4 quirements regarding 3260 Health & Fitness Needs Driver Trainees ooma
SQUARE CONCRETE these requests for pro- 3270 Jewelry/Clothing Now! No experience re-
MONUMENT MARKING posal prior to 12:00 3280 Machinery/
THE NORTHWEST PM. (EDT) on January Equipment quired.
CORNER OF THE 13th, 2012. 3290- Medical Equipment *lImediate Job Place- Your land or
3300 Miscellaneous ment Assistance
NORTHEASTHE SQUAR- Dec29,2011 3310Muscalnstments *OTRRegional, & Lo- family land is
TER OF THE SOUTH- 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ cal Jobs
EAST QUARTER OF 33 Supplies CALL NOW FOR MORE 6140 all you need
SECTION 4, TOWN- 3330 Restaurant/Hotel INFORMATION
SHIP 4 SOUTH, 1 1 110 3340 Sporting Goods IINFORMATION
RANGE 10 WEST, 3350 Tickets(Buy&Sell) 1-866-280-5309 HOME FOR tO buy
GULF COUNTY, FLOOR Incorrect RENT AT a new home.
SOUTH 00 DEGREES Policy 3220 WILLIS Call
ONDS EAST ALONG For Classified A Nature LoversPara- 850-682-3344
THE WEST BOUND- For Classified dilse!l Quality Custom
ARY LINE OF THE In-columnAd- coffee table a home 9ft Ceiling's
NORTHEAST QUAR- vertisers 2 end tables $200 Hardwood floor's, tile,
TER OF THE SOUTH- 2iendtables $200
EAST QUARTER (AS Marble Patio Set $375 kitchen bar.Located
MONUMENTED) FOR All ads placed by Custom design Oak i next to Willis Landing
A DISTANCE OF phone are read back and Paduke end table Boat ramp on the
225,60 FEET TO A 1/2 to the advertiser to $300 850-229-1215 Brothers River. Located
DIAMETER IRON ROD insure correctness. 10 miles south of
AND CAP, STAMPED The newspaper will REAL ESTATE FOR RENT Wewahitchka and only
L.B. NO. 6596 ON THE assume correctness 6100 Busness ilesful north of beaanu-
SOUTHERLY RIGHT at the time of the n Commercial 3 e o an
OF WAY BOUNDARY read-back procedure I 6110oAp tments only 32 miles from Pan-
LINE OF STONE MILL unless otherwise in- DIABETI 6120- Beach Rentals ama City. The Apalach
CREEK ROAD formed. TEST STRIPS 6130 Condo/Townhouse icola River is only a 15 Wewahitchka-156
6140 House Rentals minute boat ride.1,600 Patrick St. 2br 2ba
(HAVING A 60 FOOT NEEDED 6150 Roommate Wanted SF 3 Bed/2 Bath Single Family, Fixer
WIDE RIGHT OF WAY); a y I Buy sealed, unexpired 6160 Rooms fr Rent $800/month. Call upper. Owner F-
THENCE GO SOUTH Please our ad. Boxes (850)7100 89 6170 Mobile Home/Lot 800/month. Ca upper. Owner Fi-
71 DEGREES 18 MIN- Boxs(50)10-18 6180 Out-of-Town Rentals 850-689-8881or e-mail nancing or Cash Dis-
S 0 NSGECONS Advertiser s eIABETI 6190-TTimeshare Rentals monique@crestviewsite.c count. $500 Down
UTES 0 SECON DS Adverthsers are re- DIABETIC 6200- Vacation Rentals om $369/mo. Call
EAST ALONG THE quested to check the TEST STRIPS 803-978-1540or
SOUTHERLY RIGHT advertisement on the 8
OF WAY BOUNDARY first insertion for cor- NEEDED 803-403-955
LINE OF STONE MILL rectness. Errors I Buy sealed, unexpired
CREEK ROAD FOR A should be reported Boxes (850)710-0189 6100 6100
DISTANCE OF 211.56 immediately.
TER IRON ROD AND Your Florida Free- 7190
CAP, STAMPED L.B, dom newspaper will
NO. 6596 FOR THE not be responsible Rj C e
POINT OF BEGINN- for more than one in- ,e4l Es't .te.. 20 Acres- Live on Land
ING, FROM SAIN D correct insertion, nor 108 S E AVE A NOW! Only $99/mo. $0
POINT OF BEGINNING will it be liable for 108 S. E. AVE. A Down, Owner Financ-
DEGREES 18 MIN- tisements to a 850-697-9604 850-323-0444 CHECKS! Near El
EASY ALONG THECONDS greater extent than PLOYM T .seacrestre.com Paso, Texas, Beautiful
EASY ALONG THE the cost of the space Mountain Views! Free
SOUTHERLY RIGHT occupied by the er- 4100 Help Wanted www.firstfitness.com/carrabelle Color Brochure. (800)
OF WAY BOUNDARY ror. 4130- Employment PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS 755-8953. www.
LINE OF STONE MILL Information sunsetranches.com
DISTANCE OF 105.78 during an ordered
FEET TO A schedule constitutes 'l 1 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE.....$500
PED L. B. NO 6596, charges
THENCE DEPARTING 2 BR I BATRAILER..................................$450 L
20 MINUTES 00 SEC- anyclassification.
ONDS EAST FOR A 3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILY Si l
DISTANCE OF 481.29 Publisher's PIRATES LANDING 1 BR CONDO/POOL 85 669 2 6I
FEET TO A 1(2" DIAM- Kitchen Manager 8: 0 45 -23
ETER IRON ROD AND Notice or Asst. Kitchen 3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILY
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