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After taking heat from county residents and of cials concerning the fee structure – under which county residents paid $5 per launch with no charge to city residents – commissioners, by a 3-2 vote, waived fees for county residents and will approve a new resolution in the coming weeks. Commissioner William Thursbay brought the motion, saying while the intention, to build a maintenance fund for the boat ramp, was good the reaction from county residents had not been less than positive. “I have gotten a lot of heat,” Thursbay said. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star m After months of pleading it lacked funds to assist the Board of County Commissioners held a special meeting last week to discuss a possible loan of county funds to maintain the presence of the Port St. Joe Port Authority. Commissioners debated whether to provide funding as the Port Authority strives to keep operating until dredging of the federally-authorized shipping channel at the Port of Port St. Joe is completed next year. The exact amount of funding, the term of any loan and other components of a deal are to be presented during Tuesday’s 9 a.m. ET BOCC regular meeting and taken up the following day by the Port Authority during a special meeting. The discussion arose from a Port Authority advertisement requesting proposals for securing of a line of credit of up to $500,000. That request drew a proposal from an individual lender. The primary goal is to maintain minimal – there is no staff – function at the Port Authority while permitting, funding and completing the dredging of the ship channel is complete. The foundation for dredging, and state funding for dredging and improvement to rail lines connected to the port, is two letters of intent between energy companies and the St. Joe Company, which owns the coastal land in the port master planning area, to ship through the Port of Port St. Joe. One of those contracts is nearly nalized, said Tom Gibson, attorney for the Port Authority. The other is in the process of being nalized. The dredging is on track to be completed next year. But the Port Authority, the public entity that is collaborating with St. Joe to develop the port, and which will be, upon their formal signing, be party to the two energy company contracts, needs immediate funding. “The port needs to have an ongoing presence during this process,” Gibson said. Obligations such as liability insurance for directors and the board, dues to the Florida Ports Council, an audit, and miscellaneous expenses on an annual basis are required to sustain basic operations. With less than $3,000 in the bank, the Port Authority is in danger of going out of business within several months. A community fundraising campaign drew a response not at the level hoped for or needed. Outreach to local governments – in addition a recent special meeting, Port Authority members have lobbied the BOCC for assistance – went for naught as commissioners repeatedly pleaded poverty. The tipping point for last week’s special BOCC meeting was the Port Authority’s request for proposals on lending, a potential private lender and, most prominently, a previous $199,000 BOCC loan to the Port Authority. The rst payment on that 2011 loan – funded not from property taxes but federal Community Development Block Grant dollars distributed to spur economic development, originally through expansion of Raf eld Fisheries – was due in May. Port Authority chair Leonard Costin long ago approached the BOCC about delaying that payment until the port was operational. Since Capital City Bank foreclosed on property owned by the Port Authority – the former barge bulkhead – that county loan from CDBG funds has been unsecured. Initially, the loan was collateralized with a second mortgage on the barge terminal property, but that position vanished when Capital City Bank foreclosed. The Port Authority owns the old Arizona Chemical site outright and questions concerning whether could be used as collateral on nancing have been assuaged by the state, Gibson indicated. The private lender offering the Port Authority a proposal on a $300,000 line of credit is requesting a mortgage and county attorney Jeremy Novak encouraged Port Authority members to approach the county before leveraging the Arizona Chemical site in light of the prior $199,000. “The most important thing is to secure that loan,” Novak said. Gibson said the Arizona Chemical site had been appraised at more than $2 million, which left suf cient value to either or both Lighthouse arrives in Port St. Joe By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The reception could not have been warmer. Hundreds watched history unfold Tuesday as the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, for more than a century a xture on the cape, was carried to its new home in Port St. Joe. On schedule and with few hiccups other than some mangled traf c ows and brief power outages as utility workers dropped lines and put them back up on either side of the convoy. “That was the most organized operation I have ever seen,” said Port St. Joe resident Ann White. The lighthouse, two keepers’ quarters and oil house, comprising a convoy over 900 feet long and two lanes wide, were moved in a daylong process that was Semmes announces for BOCC District 2 Special to The Star Tom Semmes announced this week he will be a candidate for the upcoming District 2 County Commissioner seat, currently held by Ward McDaniel. Raised in Wewahitchka, Tom returned home in 1996 following a 28-year absence. He is married to the former Dianne Lester. They have two daughters and three grandsons. TOM SEMMES Quinn announces for BOCC District 4 Special to The Star Sandy E. Quinn, Jr. would like to be your next District 4 Commissioner of this wonderful county. I was born and reared here in Port St. Joe and also attended Port St. Joe High School where I graduated in 1993. From there I enrolled in Tallahassee Community College upon completing my Associate Arts degree I transferred to SANDY QUINN See RAMP A7 See SEMMES A7 See QUINN A7 Board of County Commissioners considering port loan See BOCC A7 MOVING DAY COURTESY OF BILL FAUTH The convoy reaches the intersection of Cape San Blas Road and State 30A. WES LOCHER | The Star The lighthouse arrives in Port St. Joe late in the afternoon, placed in the parking lot of First Baptist Church to await placement on Wednesday. Inset: Power crews down a line as a keepers’ quarters is moved to Port St. Joe on Tuesday. See LIGHTHOUSE A6 Opinion ........................... A4-A5 Letters to the Editor ............. A5 Outdoors ............................... A8 Sports ..................................... A9 School News ........................... B3 Faith ........................................ 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Local A2 | The Star Thursday, July 17, 2014 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star m The Coastal Community Association of Gulf County held its annual meeting last Saturday at the St. Jo seph Bay Golf Club. Jonathan Hayes, Chief of Staff for U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, attended the meeting. Hayes apologized for Southerland’s absence, saying that he was busy preparing for the upcom ing election season. Hayes used the op portunity to speak on the RESTORE Act, explain ing that after three years, the U.S. Treasury ofcials are still deciding the rules in order to decide how much money each area is entitled to, post the BP oil spill in 2010. Money avail able through the act would make up for lost revenue in affected areas. Funds are expected to be available in late summer. “Southerland is pushing them to make their deci sions in a quick and ef cient manner,” said Hayes. Hayes also said that Southerland was ghting to get the Federal Emer gency Management Agen cy (FEMA) to respond to an appeal by the state to provide funding for sand replenishment on the Cape. An agreement had been reached before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife De partment Services led a complaint and the funding was retracted. Hayes said that South erland introduced legisla tion through the farm bill that could potentially redesignate funds for use in the infrastructure of rural counties. If passed, there may be a way to use the funds for beach nourish ment purposes. Homeowners on the Cape continue to struggle with ood insurance. In November 2002, FEMA designated Gulf County as a higher risk ood zone. Because of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act’s (CBRA) prohibition on fed eral ood insurance, these homeowners had pur chased insurance through the private sector at a high rate. Many insurers have stopped offering insurance in these areas altogether. Hayes said that a study and remapping of the area is currently being con ducted by FEMA and the new areas, and thus an ad justment in fees should be reached by June 30, 2015 and implemented by Sept. 2016. “It’s an election year, so things naturally slow down in Washington, D.C.,” said Hayes. CELL PHONE SERVIcC E CCA President Pat Hardman also asked Hayes for assistance with cell tow ers. Currently, cellphone service is unreliable on the Cape making it hard for re and police departments to communicate when oper ating in the area. Hardman said that Veri zon had licensed space for a tower near Indian Pass, but had not yet constructed it; another spot had also been leased by American Towers near Station 2 of the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department but had also not yet been built. Hard man was told that demand in the area for cell service must be higher before the towers will be constructed. CAPE SS AN BLAS LL IGHTHOUSE Hardman told the audi ence that at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, she had watched the top of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse drop be low the trees as it was laid on its side in preparation for its move to George Core Park in Port St. Joe. Many members of the CCA took part in fundrais ers to relocate the light house to Salinas Park in an effort to keep the structure on the Cape. “We fought a good ght,” said Hardman. “It’s going, and there’s nothing we can do.” The goal of the CCA is for South Gulf County to develop in harmony with the beautiful natural coast al environment and be sup ported by necessary ser vices and amenities for the needs and convenience of its residential community. 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CD T By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star m Clarity is arriving in the search for answers to chronic issues with water in Port St. Joe. During Tuesday’s regular bimonthly meeting of the City Com mission an engineer from Florida Rural Water Association present ed ndings from a pilot study that revealed promise in a treatment option that could reduce costs and address ongoing discolor ation issues. The pilot study was performed by FRWA, a non-prot trade association for water and wastewater utilities, using hydrat ed lime, a liquid form of lime, as part of the treatment protocol. The study was approved by the Florida Department of Environ mental Protection. The results of the study showed using lime to replace caustic soda would cut costs by roughly twothirds, create water more easily treated for consumption and cause no damage to the microltration system that is the heart of the city’s four-year-old water plant. “It is effective, it will work and we are recommending lime,” said Sterling Carroll with FRWA. Lime is typically used in water systems using well water and Car roll said the lime softening agent used for years in Port St. Joe was likely the culprit in ongoing discol oration issues since the new plant opened. Over the years, he said, that lime agent ultimately and natural ly turns into calcium in pipes. When the city switched to the more caustic surface water as a source and changed treatment protocols accordingly, those cal cium deposits were essentially scaled off the inside of pipes caus ing discoloration. “The problem you’ve been hav ing is that after years of lime soft ening it has turned to calcium,” Carroll said, adding that the re sults to hot water heaters, sinks, bathtubs are, and have been, evident. “The discolored water would be a natural thing. Your consul tant should have told you about that from the beginning, maybe they did.” The biggest concern with the lime, from the outset of the pilot study, was impact to the microl tration system, not only critical to the water plant but also extremely expensive to replace or repair, Carroll said. Siemens, the company that manufactures the system, is, Car roll said, understandably resistant to any changes to its recommend ed treatment protocols and it re quired looking outside Florida to nd other municipal water plants using lime in the treatment proto col with microltration systems. Those plants, Carroll added, all said the process works. “We found no problems with the microlters,” Carroll said. The next step, which commis sioners unanimously took Tues day night, is to go out for bids on a tank and system for introducing lime into the treatment process. The pilot study used a tempo rary and isolated injection system, Carroll said, and was not suitable for wider use, even in the short term. The estimated cost of just un der $200,000 for a new lime injec tion system would pay for itself in two to three years, commission ers noted, when factoring that the cost of a tanker of lime is $3,335 compared to $10,000 for a tanker of caustic soda. Plant manager Larry McLam ma said the plant uses roughly one tanker of soda per month and Car roll said the amount of lime that would be used would be equiva lent. That is an estimated differ ence of roughly $80,000 a year. “It looks like we are on the way to getting this four-year-old prob lem solved,” said Commissioner Rex Buzzett. In addition to the lime pilot study, McLamma and his crew have also taken up pre-treatment with chlorine which has greatly improved levels of manganese – the source of water the color of ice tea or darker – in the water. Pilot study provides promise for water treatment CCA discusses RESTORE act, lighthouse at meeting WES LL O c C HER | The Star Jonathan Hayes, Chief of Staff for Rep. Steven Southerland, spoke to members of the Coastal Community Association on Saturday.


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I’ve been enjoying my pink Piggly Wiggly shirt from the Piggly Wiggly in Port St. Joe, Florida. It seems the friend who sent it to me let his daughter pick it out and she insisted on me having a pink one. I wear it proudly. Growing up in the South, I knew about Piggly Wiggly grocery stores and how they could be found in many cities and towns in the southeastern part of the country. However, I never really knew about the origin of Piggly Wiggly stores and how the name “Piggly Wiggly” was chosen. I still don’t. No one does; the answer is perhaps in the question. Clarence Saunders, the fellow who opened and franchised America’s rst true selfservice grocery was often asked why he chose the name, Piggly Wiggly. His reply was, “So people will ask that very question.” People keep asking the question and they always will. Mr. Saunders opened his rst store in 1916 in Memphis, Tennessee. At the time, if you needed things from the grocery store, you took in a list and handed it to a clerk. The clerk lled your order and sent you on your way. I’m pretty sure you weren’t asked, “Do you want paper or plastic?” Saunders saw that the clerk lling orders wasted time and unnecessary expense; he decided to let the customers serve themselves. As you imagine, everyone predicted that this new novelty would fail. Why in the world would a customer want to tote around a basket and do their own shopping? It worked then, and it still works. Mr. Saunders started issuing franchises and Piggly Wiggly grocery stores started popping up everywhere. With all of this success, the corporation that had been formed for the original store was a hot commodity. Piggly Wiggly stock became publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and folks were “wallering” in the success. Somewhere in the 1920s, the trading got out of hand or out of Saunders control you could say. This wonderful idea was taken or bought from Saunders and would be managed and controlled by a corporate entity. Piggly Wiggly continued to prosper under the management of the corporation. Today there are still more than 600 Piggly Wiggly grocery stores operating in 17 states, there’s even one up in Wisconsin. The corporate headquarters is in New Hampshire and they will still sell you a franchise if you are interested. What about the fellow who came up with the name? Mr. Saunders kept coming up with innovative ideas and probably learned a little from his loss of “The Pig.” His next chain of stores would be named, “Clarence Saunders, Sole Owner of My Name Stores.” You can see what was on his mind. Unfortunately, the Depression put his new chain out of business. In the late 1930s, Mr. Saunders kept trying to automate more things related to grocery stores, but had technical difculties that kept giving him problems. Even at the time of his death in 1953, Clarence Saunders was working on another automated grocery store system called the “Foodelectric.” This new store would have been only two blocks from Mr. Saunders’ original Piggly Wiggly in Memphis. The name makes me think of a vending machine. The Foodelectric never opened. Mr. Saunders, his ingenuity and his American dream were way ahead of his time. When we see all the stuff moving and shaking at grocery stores, we ought to think about Clarence Saunders and how he built “The Pig” and kept inventing cool things up until the time he died. Things change, but people often don’t realize that they began changing a long time before we thought they did. As for me, I’m proud of my association with Port St. Joe, Florida and my pink Piggly Wiggly T-shirt picked out by a little girl who knew I would like it. Read more stories at www.CranksMyTractor. com. Miss Ina Odum doesn’t eat chicken. Period! She will tell you in a heartbeat, “Nothing fowl goes into my mouth. Nothing ‘fowl’ comes out of my mouth.” I have explained to her a thousand times that it’s near on to impossible to be a true southern lady (which she is without question) and not experience a Sunday dinner of chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and sweet tea. Nothing sways her. She prefers fried shrimp, fried oysters, fried scallops and fried green tomatoes. On the many times she has taken me out to eat over the years, the seafood platter with all the trimmings was her usual order. I dutifully point out to her on each and every occasion that all that fried food couldn’t be good for her. It would clog her arteries, raise her cholesterol level, lead to high blood pressure and foul (her word, not mine) up her digestive tract. Maybe she ought to order the baked chicken, or the chicken salad, or the broiled chicken with raw carrots…… Miss Ina celebrated her one hundredth birthday this week. She apparently has done all right without my gastronomical advice. But that doesn’t keep me from pointing out that chicken today might taste a little better than it did in 1918. “Miss Ina, Colonel Sanders has come up with a special ‘eleven herbs and spices’ recipe.” I’ve suggested hot wings, marinated thighs and “Popeye’s”. She just laughs at me. Miss Ina is a special treat. She talks about going down to the train station in DeFuniak Springs and handing out bags of food to the soldiers passing through on their way to World War I. She remembers vividly the rst airplane that ew over. “What a sight!” she declares ninety years later with still a hint of wonderment in her voice. She can discuss rst hand the shenanigans of the Warren G. Harding administration. I asked about Babe Ruth and Charles Lindbergh. She wasn’t a baseball fan but she was “quite taken” by the exploits of “Lucky Lindy”. I wanted to know about appers and tin lizzies. Again, I got a rst hand account of the popular dress of the Roaring Twenties and Henry Ford’s Model-T that put America on the road. Miss Ina wouldn’t make a good spokesman for Goodyear or B. F. Goodrich. She remembers the many cars pulled off to the side with a at tire on any given trip to town. And the twenties apparently didn’t roar as much in Northwest Florida as they did in other places. “Hoover Days” to her is not some forgotten story in a history book. I asked about getting along in the Great Depression. She wouldn’t blame it on one president or political party. She remembered that money was always scarce. But folks “in her neck of the woods” raised their food so they didn’t feel the squeeze quite like the bigger cities. It’s exactly the same thing my parents said. I asked Miss Ina often to “throw that rug back and do the Charleston for me”. She would just laugh and laugh. And then tell me about the dance that swept the nation in the mid-twenties. She kinda talked like she never really participated. But she’d put her hands on her knees and demonstrate the back and forth motion in a way that made me suspect differently! You talk about a walking encyclopedia! I never tired of asking her about America before women got the vote. Did she ever hear Calvin Coolidge speak? How grand was it when the movies started talking? Did she know about Roosevelt’s polio before he became president? When I realized what a good sport Miss Ina really was, I took a few liberties with the age thing. I asked her if it was crowded on that boat with Noah. Did she remember when Stanley met Livingstone? Why didn’t she warn Custer about the Indians? Once, in between bites of shrimp and French fries, I asked her about her old boy friends……you know, before she met Brother Odum. I thought I’d get that wonderful smile and then the laugh. But she surprised me by naming names, dates and places! Of course, she let me know in that wonderful way of hers that if I “spilled the beans” on her personal life, she’d wring my neck to a fare-the-well! I know how she came to meet Brother Odum……before he was Brother Odum! I feel like I was there when he asked her to marry him. The World War II home front came alive for me as she described her travels by train across this county with a baby son to be with her husband stationed in California. And I have heard a story or two about church, preachers, choir directors and congregations of all sorts, kinds and descriptions. We’ve had the most wonderful conversations long into the afternoon. I know for dead certain positive that nothing foul ever comes out of her mouth. I love Miss Ina a thousand ways. And I fear our current generation is missing the boat by not stopping to enjoy the seafood platter. The next time we go out to eat I’m going to take some notes on her non-chicken diet. If she can make it to the century mark sans the fowl life……I may give up the birds myself! Respectfully, Kes Page 4 HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert By Laura Finley In April 2014, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault issued a series of recommendations for college and university campuses related to responding to and preventing sexual assault. Given that one in ve college-aged women endure a sexual assault, the White House is to be applauded for prioritizing this issue and for organizing the task force. But of course, it should be so simple to recommend that campuses do the right thing. One of the rst recommendations, and one that the group is pushing to become a legal mandate in 2016, is that schools undertake a campuswide climate survey. The goal is to assess the true degree to which attempted and actual sexual assaults are occurring, given that this remains among the most under-reported crimes, as well as to better understand students’ experiences with reporting and receiving services. It would seem as though there would be little opposition to such a recommendation, as clearly understanding the scope of this huge problem and identifying gaps in services would be a good idea for college or university administrators. Yet immediately many campus ofcials responded negatively. Why, one wonders? The primary concern that campus administrators levied was that this would be an unfunded mandate that would require additional staff. That is, in my assessment, a very weak point, but one that reects a growing problem on campuses: the need to bureaucratize everything. For instance, in an interview for the Hufngton Post Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, stated “We get very concerned about legislation that requires additional stafng.” Nowhere in the recommendation does it actually state that new personnel would be required, however. Kruger’s comment is indicative of the administrative bloat that characterizes higher education today. The rst instinct of so many campuses is to hire new administrators to oversee required or even recommended programs. A report by the Delta Cost Project titled “Labor Intensive or Labor Expensive: Changing Stafng and Compensation Patterns in Higher Education” found that, between 2000 and 2012, new administrative positions, largely in student services, was the reason for a 28 percent increase in the higher education workforce. Administrative bloat has been cited as one of the primary reasons that the cost of obtaining a college education has outpaced the increases in healthcare and housing costs. A 2010 study by the Goldwater Institute found that administrative ranks grew twice as much as did the number of faculty between 1993 and 2007. It’s not just new staff, either. Colleges and universities love to hire consultants to study every possible thing, often at huge expense and little return. Instead of hiring new staff or consultants, campuses could look to utilize their faculty who have expertise on sexual assault to coordinate climate assessment surveys. This would be benecial for many reasons, not just for the bottom line. First, it is likely that most campuses have a number of faculty members who really know this issue well and who would be eager to be involved in bettering their campuses’ understanding of and response to sexual assault. Second, faculty could involve student researchers, who not only would have valuable insights about the issue but would gain important research, advocacy, and leadership skills through their involvement in the process. Third, using knowledgeable faculty and student researchers would ensure that the tools created and recommendations made were most appropriate for that specic campus, not simply a generic effort. Finally, keeping the research in house would demonstrate a real commitment to understanding sexual assault and developing unique and progressive responses and prevention efforts. In contrast, hiring another person or consultant to collect this important information suggests that administrators merely want to do what is required, rather than what is, as Vice President Joe Biden called it, a moral responsibility. Laura Finley, Ph.D., teaches in the Barry University Department of Sociology & Criminology and is syndicated by PeaceVoice. 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By Nancy Thomson Special to The Star The beauty of  St. Joseph Peninsula is like no other place on Earth, laying claim to some of the whitest sand and tallest dunes in the country, it attracts many visitors every year.  However, an increase in the number of visitors and a resurgence in new construction is having an impact on the quality of a visit to the beach.  Large volleyball nets and beach camps of tents, canopies, chairs, shing gear, oats, toys, kayaks and equipment take up the limited beach front and push driving up next to the dunes.  Railroad vines, a Florida native plant that stabilizes dunes and acts as a rst defense, are being run over.  Deep ruts are making it difcult to enjoy a walk on the beach. Most other Florida beaches have been closed to vehicle trafc or access is limited to certain areas.  Others have enacted a Leave no Trace ordinance, requiring beach users to remove all belongings by nightfall. Isn’t it time for our county commission to take measures to protect our beaches for us and future generations? The peninsula is a treasure that if not protected by its users but left to defend itself, will suffer irreversible damage.  We must be vigilant and enact changes that will ensure the beauty of this place forever. Page 5 L ETTERS Dear Editor: The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce represents over 200 businesses and organizations along the Florida coast. These businesses depend on the health and vitality of the Gulf of Mexico to sustain our local tourism driven economy and many were deeply affected when BP’s oil rig exploded and sank, releasing more than 200 million gallons of oil in what came to be the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The BP Oil Spill Settlement, announced almost two years ago, was designed to compensate those who were financially impacted by the spill. The settlement laid out, in the clearest of terms, who was eligible to make a claim and receive compensation for their injuries. Payments under the settlement were uncapped, ensuring that all those who qualified under its terms would be paid for their damages. BP promised that it would use this settlement to help make things right in the Gulf, and indeed, many of our local businesses took BP at its word and submitted claims. BP, however, seems to have decided that it is no longer happy with the deal it struck, and has filed multiple appeals in federal court attacking its own settlement in an attempt to change how claims are being paid. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has inexplicably chosen to stand with BP and support the oil giant’s efforts to alter the settlement, and has urged a federal appeals court to make changes to the settlement that will ultimately work to the detriment of businesses throughout the Gulf Coast. While it is not clear why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has chosen to support a multi-billion dollar foreign corporation over thousands of American businesses, we want you to know that the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce stands with its local community. The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting local businesses in their efforts to build a healthy economy and improve the quality of life in our community. We believe that everyone harmed by the BP oil spill should receive compensation for their injuries, and do not support BP’s efforts to back out of the settlement to which it agreed. We know that many of you are still hurting from the spill, and it is on your behalf that we urge BP to honor its commitments. After all, a deal‘s a deal. Paula Pickett President, Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Port St. Joe ‘Legal protection’ for questions about decisions? Dear Editor, While cruising through the latest public filings regarding the lawsuit filed against the county over a property variance in Beacon Hill, I was surprised to find some responses that did not make one lick of sense. The first one was the initial response to the suit where the county is supposed to answer simple questions about why they made the decision they did. Instead, no answers were given and they defaulted in responding except to question administrative procedures set by the State of Florida. The latest one now asks the court to “Protect” the Commissioners from answering questions. So you have to ask yourself, what are they afraid of? If the decisions they made were legal and proper, there should be nothing to fear. This dance by the $180,000 plus a year county attorney Novak seems to indicate that something is rotten in the woodpile and they are going to prolong, avoid and pull every trick possible to avoid the truth and what really happened. Did you know that a member of the US House of Representatives receives $174,000 a year which is less than what our County Commissioners pay Novak? What’s with that? The sad part is that we as tax payers are footing this cost and should demand that our elected do the right thing and answer the questions and not hide in a dark corner like a coward. Jim Garth Chairman Citizens Improving Gulf County A word to BP: A deal is a deal Letters to the EDITOR “It took all the strength I had not to fall apart…” “ I I Will Survive” R R ecorded by Gloria Gaynor A young acquaintance, just graduated from college, recently chided me about what a complete nancial failure my generation is compared to others. Some of that criticism is probably warranted. Many of us fell in love with credit cards and created a new genre of individual debt. When Baby Boomers were young adults, our standard of living and level of consumption were incredibly high. As author Bill Bryson says in “Lost Continent”, “That is the great, seductive thing about America-the people always get what they want, right now, whether it is good for them or not. There is something deeply worrying, and awesomely irresponsible, about this endless self-gratication…” During our watch American economic power receded for the rst time in a century. And soon, China will replace the U.S. as the world’s largest economy. Well, that’s one perspective. I tend to look at Baby Boomers as the generation who were asked to pay when the bill nally came due. Yes, we overspent our credit cards. But we also subsequently cut them up and downsized our consumption habits, so much so that government was forced to step in and replace declining levels of consumer spending with creative economic stimuli. In the 1960’s, cities like Detroit swelled with economic prowess. But as health care costs escalated, no industry could possibly provide the ongoing benets promised to union members. So cutbacks began, jobs were eliminated, and our generation was left holding the bag. We suffered the OPEC oil crisis and lived our entire adult economic lives under the shadow of dependence on foreign oil. Somehow we survived, though not without several painful recessions along the way. Folks forget how bad the U.S. economy was when many of us began job hunting in the 1970’s. The internet has eliminated many brick and mortar enterprises. And outsourcing and automation have also decimated the job market. But it’s inappropriate to blame global economic competition and new technological innovations on a particular generation. The job losses created by these changes are simply by-products of progress. Due to difcult economic circumstances, we’re also the rst generation that has been forced to sometimes support three generations: ourselves, our parents and our children, and to do so during a terrible job market. And as a result, Boomers are also the rst generation in American history to live less well than did their parents. Boomers have also battled wage stagnation for longer than any period of time since the Great Depression. Perhaps as a result, the Baby Boomer generation leads all others in the number of start up enterprises currently entering the market place. We’re nothing if not tenacious. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a syndicated economic columnist, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850-608-6121~www., a “FeeOnly” and Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisory Firm located near Destin, FL. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any specic strategy or investment will be suitable or protable for an investor. Boomers, Bryson, Credit Cards, and Gloria Gaynor For harried parents, the denition of true panic is realizing in April that you forgot to enroll your kids for summer day camp and now all the slots are lled. Cut to: as the school year ends, you‘re feverishly trying to nd adequate daycare because neither of you can take time off work to watch the kids. I know of one such couple; with any luck you‘re more organized than they were. In fact, bonus points if you thought ahead and signed up during last fall‘s open enrollment for a dependent care exible spending account (FSA), which allows you to pay for childcare using pretax dollars. But if you didn‘t enroll in an FSA or your employer doesn‘t offer them, there‘s still a way to get a tax break on your summer daycare expenses (and other dependent care costs throughout the year): the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Here‘s how it works: z If you pay someone to care for your young child (or other qualifying dependents) so you can work – or look for work – you may be eligible for this tax credit worth up to 35 percent of those expenses. Because it‘s the IRS doling out the credit, there are a number of qualifying provisions: z Typically the dependent must be a child in your custody under age 13. z However, the credit is also available if you paid for the care of your spouse or other dependent who is physically or mentally incapable of self-care and lives with you more than half the year. z Your tax-filing status must be single, married filing jointly, head of household or qualifying widow(er) with a dependent. If you‘re married but filing separately, you generally cannot receive the credit. z You (and your spouse, if married) must be working or seeking employment when the care was administered. Exceptions are made if one spouse is a full-time student or physically or mentally incapable of self-care. z The payment must be made to a care provider who is not: your spouse; someone you claim as a dependent; the child‘s parent; or your child under age 19. z Typical eligible caregivers include: summer day camps (but not overnight camps); daycare, before-school or afterschool care providers; babysitters or nannies; housekeepers who also provide care for your dependent; and nursing, home-care or other providers who care for a disabled dependent. z You must provide the taxpayer ID number (usually the Social Security number) of each qualifying dependent on your tax return. z You also must report the name, address and taxpayer ID number (either the Social Security number or the employer ID number) of the care provider. z Employer-provided dependent care benets could reduce your credit amount – for example, company-provided daycare or money you contributed to a dependent care FSA. The maximum amount of expenses that qualify for the Child and Dependent Care Credit is $3,000 a year for one dependent and $6,000 for two or more. If your adjusted gross income is less than $15,000 you generally can claim a credit for 35 percent of eligible expenses. The percentage gradually decreases, the higher your income. It caps out for those earning more than $43,000, who can claim 20 percent. To learn more about the Child and Dependent Care Credit, see IRS Publication 503 and Chapter 32 of IRS Publication 17 at www.irs. gov. Bottom line: If you‘re paying someone to take care of your kids while you‘re at work, make sure you‘re taking advantage of the available tax savings. Jason Alderman directs Visa‘s nancial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney. Protecting St. Joseph Peninsula J asAS ON A lL D eE RM aA N Claim a tax cedit for summer daycare expenses MaMA R gaGA R eE T RR MM c DD O wellWELL Arbor Outlook Send your letters to : LETT TT E R R S TOTO TT HE EDITOR DITOR P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 Email: Comments from our readers in the form of letters to the editor or a guest column are solicited and encouraged. A newspaper’s editorial page should be a forum where differing ideas and opinions are exchanged. All letters and guest columns must be signed and should include the address and phone number of the author. The street address and phone number are for verication and will not be published. Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. S H a A RE YOUR oO PINIo O N s S Thursday, July 17, 2014 A Section


Local A6 | The Star Thursday, July 17, 2014 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star m The Small Business Development Center just might have been the best kept secret in Gulf County, but the secret is quickly getting out. With 40 ofces in Florida alone, the SBDC is a free service aimed to help arm startup businesses with an easy-to-follow process from business plans and nances to assisting exist ing business with market ing and expansion. It’s already made its mark on Gulf County. Chris Laue and his wife, Vickie, hadn’t heard of the SBDC, but after attending a business startup seminar held at the Gulf Coast State College Gulf/Franklin cam pus, the group was on hand to provide information. Laue’s family has sold bikes for more than 30 years and one day while driving down Reid Avenue he saw an empty corner building. With little more than a dream he contacted the SBDC and in June 2013 the doors of that very same building opened to the pub lic as St. Joe Velo. Laue worked with Certi ed Business Analyst Quen Lamb, the SBDC repre sentative for Gulf, Jackson, Calhoun, Washington and Holmes Counties. Lamb has a background in own ership, management, sales and marketing from years working in the corporate medical business world. “In the military we have a checklist of every thing we need to do,” said Laue. “Everything we re ceived from the SBDC was organized and it wasn’t stressful.” The goal of the pro gram is to make the pro cess of owning a business straightforward and easy to understand. Lamb said that with a staff of former business owners it allows the SBDC’s clients the path of least resistance, letting them skip the “trial and er ror” hardships that many business owners face. “Step one for us is to g ure out the business own er’s passion,” said Lamb. “If a person is not passion ate, they won’t succeed be cause of the time and effort it takes.” The second step is to put together a business plan and step three is or ganization of the business and exploring all funding options. Lamb said that in his role, he gets satisfaction watching new businesses open their doors, but he’s equally as passionate about helping established Gulf County businesses keep theirs open. “Textbook and real ity are not the same,” said Lamb. “Our goal every day is to try and help.” Bill Deeson, owner of Deeson AC and Heating also sought the help of the SBDC in 2013. Rather than seek assistance in start ing up, Deeson wanted to gure out how to take his business to the next level. Deeson started his business in 2008 but had dreams of expanding his services and business. Often times, businesses will plateau after several years in the community and Lamb said it’s his goal to serve those businesses when it comes to increas ing sales, reevaluating marketing plans or hiring new employees. Deeson and Lamb sat down to talk about how to nance an expansion and put together an or ganizational chart so that the goals were clear and the business remained structured. “(The SBDC) knows the reasons why many busi nesses fail,” said Deeson. “They’ll save you from mak ing the same mistakes.” For those looking to found a business, analysts provide a step-by-step process for current and new owners to follow in order to streamline the process and make it less overwhelming. Lamb said that while he offers his time and support to those looking to start a business, he doesn’t do the work for them. He provides the tools and knowledge and will act as a cheerlead er throughout the process. Since enlisting the help of Lamb and the SBDC, both Deeson and Laue are in the process of expanding their businesses. Laue will not only cele brate the one-year anniver sary of St. Joe Velo, but the business will soon leave its current location for a larger building. Deeson is in process of expanding his employee headcount. Lamb said he is sur prised more businesses don’t take advantage of the free services. All informa tion shared between the businesses and the SBDC is condential. He said that while he understands that some business own ers don’t like asking for help, it’s better to explore options on how to succeed than go out of business for good. Laue and Deeson said they both encouraged their fellow local business own ers to explore the services offered by the SBDC, and while they often sing the praises of the program, they’re disappointed that more people don’t utilize it. Deeson said that for an existing business, the SBDC can assist with run ning a market analysis to help businesses under stand their competition and how to set themselves apart. “For a small town, it’s really something to be aware of,” said Laue. “I think people should know that if you have that busi ness idea that keeps pop ping into your head; it’s not a crazy idea. It’s viable.” The SBDC is partially funded by the Small Busi ness Administration and sponsored by Gulf Coast State College. Lamb also assists mili tary veterans through the Veteran’s Business Out reach Center (VBOC). The program assists military veterans to locate benets and funding options to help grow or start their busi nesses. The VBOC at Gulf Coast State College was named VBOC of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Association during Nation al Small Business Week in May. Ofcials from the col lege’s VBOC accepted the award in Washington, D.C. 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The trip ended at First Baptist Church, where the structures were left overnight until moving to George Core Park. On those last few miles and around the church parking lot the spectacle lured so many, including a number who came from out of town to witness, that organizers of the annual Christmas Parade would be jealous. Throngs continued to visit the church parking lot until sunset, cameras and phones raised, children in tow. Clay Smallwood of Preble Rish Engineers, the project manager on the move, said the last few hundred feet to George Core Park required downing one last power line that would have cut off power to most of downtown at dinner hour. “We didn’t think that was a good idea,” said Smallwood, who received an extended round of applause at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Port St. Joe City Commission. “The move went smoothly,” said Mayor Mel Magidson. “They did a marvelous job.” The lighthouse will be lifted into position in the next week or so, Smallwood said. Footers to accommodate the 100-foot, 60 ton lighthouse were poured two weeks ago in anticipation of the move. Ground preparation for the ancillary buildings was completed prior to pouring the lighthouse footers. Tuesday’s show began at 8 a.m. ET as the convoy traveled from the lighthouse’s location of more than 100 years, down Cape San Blas Road toward State 30-A. The Cape San Blas Lighthouse came under threat after Hurricane Isaac washed away a signicant amount of shoreline the summer of 2012. Eglin Air Force Base, which owns the property on which the lighthouse sat, declared the structure surplus in 2012. The process of moving the lighthouse has taken almost two years and plenty of debate between city and county ofcials in addition to a vocal contingent from the Cape that wished to see it relocated to Salinas Park on Cape San Blas Road. There were a few signs along Cape San Blas Road protesting the move, one saying “Mayor Mel’s Folly” referring to Magidson. But Tuesday night Magidson said that he believed most county ofcials did not want the structure. The lighthouse had been leased by the county in order to save and preserve it. That lease was nullied when the lighthouse was deemed surplus. The Board of County Commissioners and city of Port St. Joe submitted applications for ownership of the lighthouse. In December 2012 the Department of the Interior deeded the lighthouse and buildings to the city. The city raised more than $700,000 for the structure’s relocation through private fundraising campaigns as well as over $500,000 in state appropriations. “We as a community decided this (Port St. Joe) was the best place for it,” said Port St. Joe resident Dit Butler. Star Staff Writer Wes Locher contributed to this report LIGHTHOUSE from page A1


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During his military service, Tom served overseas in Viet Nam and Germany and stateside as an electron ics instructor at the U.S. Army Signal School at Fort Monmouth, NJ, and the U.S. Army Signal Center and School at Fort Gordon, GA. He was an Electronic Main tenance Ofcer with the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. Tom worked in the White House as a Presidential Communications Ofcer with the White House Communications Agency. He held the position as Chief of the White House Technical Control, provid ing telecommunication services to the White House Complex and Presidential Emissaries. Tom also trav eled worldwide as the White House Communications Agency Trip Ofcer, providing telecommunication sup port to President Ronald Reagan, President George Bush, the traveling White House Staff, and the United States Secret Service. Tom also worked as a Program Manager respon sible for equipment procurement, logistical support, and the nancial management of multi-million dollar contracts for a Maryland telecommunications rm. He supervised contracts for government agencies that included local and international telecommunication installation projects for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, and Radford Army Ammunition Plant. Since returning to Wewahitchka, Tom has been ac tive throughout Gulf County. He was an active member of the Wewahitchka Chamber of Commerce and coor dinated the Tupelo Festival for several years. He was a member of the Gulf County School Coalition, which administered funding for early childhood education and childcare programs. He represented Gulf County as a board member for the U.S. Department of Agri culture, Farm Service Agency. Tom has also worked with the Teen Court Program, created by Gulf County Judge Fred Witten. He is currently Vice Commander of the Wewahitchka Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8285, which has supported the Wewahitchka Dixie Youth ball teams and provided scholarships to graduating seniors of Wewahitchka High School. As Gulf County enters a new era of economic develop ment, Tom believes the County Commission is charged with the responsibly of managing growth to benet the entire county while maintaining the rural heritage that has been enjoyed and protected by residents. Tom is qualied through his extensive management experi ence to work with elected ofcials, staff, and stakehold ers to grow the county in a positive direction and cre ate a stable foundation for much-needed jobs. He will ensure the desires and opinions of all citizens in Gulf County will be heard on matters pertaining to county government operations and issues. He believes County Commissioners, as elected ofcials, must represent the will of the citizens rather than dictating policy and implementing programs and policies with limited or no public input. Tom Semmes will represent all citizens to make Gulf County a better place to live and work. SEMMES from page A1 Commissioner Rex Buzzett ac knowledged he had also heard many complaints, but said the season pass for county residents was just $25 – “Not a lot to ask” – and if only out-of-county resi dents would be paying wondered if the idea of ramp fees was worth the effort. He said commissioners, who entered into the system less than a month ago as an experiment, should let the current tourist season play out. “I think we need to leave it like it is,” Buzzett said. Commissioner Bo Patterson said he had heard from county residents and commissioners and said relations between the city and county should be improved and there was no better place to start. City residents, however, pay both city and county taxes while county residents do not pay city taxes, Mayor Mel Magid son said. If the shoe was on the other foot, if city commissioners requested the Board of County Commissioners waive tipping fees at the county landll for city residents, he wondered what the answer from county commissioners would be. From the BOCC to the community at large the implementation of boat ramp fees just prior to the beginning of scallop season in late June created consider able outcry. “The city needs to rethink this or a lot of people are going to be very mad,” said Debbie Fountain, a county resident, posted to the newspaper Facebook page. City commissioners implemented the boat ramp fees after several work shops and discussions during regular meetings over several months. The general consensus among com missioners and residents who attended was that ramp fees were appropriate, particular for the stated use, though ideas varied on implementation. The fee structure approved allowed city residents free use of the Frank Pate Park boat ramp while county residents must pay $5 per launch and out-of-town residents $10 per launch. Seasonal passes are also available. The aim was to provide some funds to assist with maintenance and upkeep of the ramp. The city erected a pay box and envelope system, which is largely on the honor code – little to no enforcement. But in implementing the launch fees – and with little to no advance notice – city ofcials caused heartburn for those living outside the city. County commissioner Carmen McLemore complained to Patterson during a BOCC regular meeting last week. McLemore said the city’s decision created problems not only at Frank Pate, but due to the implementation of boat ramp fees some anglers were now using White City or other county ramps, creating congestion. McLemore’s fun damental issue was allowing city resi dents free use of the Frank Pate Park boat ramp while charging county resi dents, who also pay local taxes. “That is not right,” McLemore said. “It is a hot issue. If you are going to charge a fee, charge everybody.” He suggested that the county could begin charging Port St. Joe residents to use county boat ramps such as at White City or Lands Landing and Gas kin Park. RAMP from page A1 lending proposals if the BOCC would provide a funding plan. “There is plenty of security there for everybody to be covered,” Gibson said. Commissioner Carmen McLemore said the BOCC could sue to recover the funds or move forward with the port and said he was open to the discussion. However, he insisted that the BOCC receive rst position on the Arizona Chemical site and said he was opposed to any agreement involving the BOCC, Port Authority and a third party lender. “If the port can get a better deal for their operating money and can still secure the county’s ($199,999) loan, we may go with a private lender,” Gibson said. “We will consider our options. “Nobody on the board does not want to pay that money back. The priority is getting to the end of the dredge project. We are getting to the nish line.” While there has long been a desire to have the BOCC as a partner, some on the Port Authority board have been leery about what strings might be attached and to what extent autonomy undermined. McLemore also wanted no long term agreement, suggesting lending the Port Authority essential funds for two years and revisiting. “I consider us partners of the port and I think we can nd $50,000 or so within the budget,” said Commissioner Warren Yeager, alluding to estimates on basic annual dollars needed by the Port Authority. “After I heard about this I contacted Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad and he feels very condent. He thought everything was going forward. I think things are going in the right direction.” Commissioner Joanna Bryan said commissioners must be careful. “We need to be cautious on how the money is spent,” Bryan said. “I am in support of the port but it’s my role to be responsible for public dollars. “We all want the port to be successful. But wanting it doesn’t make it so.” BOCC from page A1


Email outdoors news to tcroft@ Thursday, July 17, 2014 O UTDoo OO RS Section A By F RANK SARGEANT The gag grouper season opens July 1 in the Gulf of Mexico, and continues to Dec. 3. By all accounts, it should be one of the best in Panhandle waters in recent years, with lots of legal-sized sh, more than 22 inches long, available. Most anglers report that there are loads of “eating size” gag grouper in the Gulf these days, but scientists are still concerned that there appear to be low numbers of the largest adult males that are responsible for most successful spawning. Like many shes, gags (Mycteroperca microlepis) change sex as they age, with the males evolving from mature females. Thus, unless a lot of females escape hooks and natural predators to an advanced age — about 11 years in this case when they’re over three feet long — there are few males on the deep reefs at spawning time. Gags can get huge: Angler Billie Currie caught one that went 62 pounds, 6 ounces off St. Pete in 2003, a sh that still holds the 50pound-test IGFA record for men. The all-tackle record scaled 80 pounds, 6 ounces, and was caught off Destin in 1993. These giant sh — more than 50 inches long — might be as much as 30 years old, according to NOAA scientists. In mid-summer most gags are still in relatively deep water, 60 feet and more due to the warm water, but as the cold fronts begin to arrive they pull nearer shore. Mid-October to November can offer action at depths as shallow as 30 feet, and some anglers will nd the gags by towing a large diving plug like the Mann’s Plus 25 to reach down close to the structure. The classic method of catching gags is to nd a rockpile or ledge with sonar and GPS and drop down a live bait. Seasoned reef anglers have hundreds of these spots xed in their GPS units and can return to them accurately time after time. Less expert anglers can buy lists of “community holes,” well-known outcroppings that are starting points for bottom shing. While these commercialized numbers rarely hold many keepers, they are often part of much longer chains of rock that do, so provide a good general guide of where to start searching. Baiting up Best live baits are typically grunts or pinsh 4 to 5 inches long; these baits are hardy, and big gags love them. They also readily grab cut bait when you rst stop on a reef, but as the survivors get wise to the hooks, the live bait is often the ticket to turning on the bite again. Live sardines are also very effective. It’s also a good idea to carry along a chum cage if you’re a serious grouper digger. This is a weighted metal cage into which a mix of chopped sh, dog food and menhaden oil is placed. The cage is then lowered down on the uptide side of the target structure. As the scent ows over the rocks, it often pulls the sh out and puts them in a feeding mood. An added advantage is that you can sometimes lure the sh several feet away from the rocks before you put the bait in front of them, which gives you a big advantage when a lunker takes hold and tries to get back to his rocky hole for a cutoff. While some reef shes are nibblers, the gag makes it very clear when you get a bite; the strike of a 20-pounder will just about put you on your knees, and then it’s a pulling contest for the rst 20 feet as you struggle to horse the sh away from his rocky lair. Another tactic that works on hard bottom up to about 50 feet deep is trolling with large plugs or jigs of 4 to 8 ounces, dressed with plastic swimmer-tails 6 to 8 inches long, trailed 30 to 50 feet behind a downrigger ball. The advantage of this tactic is that you can cover a lot of terrain in short order, and anywhere you hook a gag, you drop an electronic waypoint, because you can be sure where you caught one on the articial, you can catch several more on live baits if you return and anchor on the spot. The largest gags are usually found at depths of 100 feet and more, with the edge of the continental shelf a prime area for the lunkers. Water here drops from 200 feet rapidly to more than a mile, but the gags are found on the shallow side of the edge. Most anglers use 60pound tackle or heavier with 80to 100-pound test leaders, 6/0 to 8/0 extra strong hooks and 4 to 6 ounces of weight, depending on depth and current. RR elease tools Circle hooks are required for gags, as for all reef species these days — the large bend of these hooks make it less likely that unwanted sh will swallow the hook and be impossible to release alive. A dehooker is also required when shing for reef sh according to federal law. Venting tools, which were required formerly, are no longer necessary or recommended—biologists found that many sh died from infection after being vented. But state and federal biologists suggest using some sort of deeprelease device to send sh back down to a comfortable depth when they’re pulled up from deep water and get the shy version of the bends. The gasses in the abdomen expand, inating the sh like a balloon, and it can’t dive back down to the reef — it oats off to be eaten by sharks, thus wasting the resource—at least from a sherman’s point of view — the sharks like it ne. One example, the Seaqualizer, is a pressuresensitive descender that grips the sh’s lip and can be preset to pop open at 50-, 100-, or 150-feet down. Some guys just use an 8-ounce jig, debarbed and placed upside down in the lower jaw. Fish and jig are free-lined to bottom, then the angler raises the rod slightly and the jig (usually) pops out. Tying the line to the bend of the hook, rather than to the eye of the jig, assures that this tactic works, but you have to make sure the line runs free as the sh descends —otherwise, the hook comes out too soon and the sh is not deep enough to be deated. Where to find them A great place to start for anglers new to locating grouper habitat in the northern Gulf is the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission’s articial reef lists at http://myfwc. com/media/131585/ reefs.pdf There are literally hundreds of reefs shown here in Bay County alone—all of the Panhandle counties have lots of them at depths from as little as 20 feet to as much as 190 feet. All sorts of structures are down there — barges, ships, military gear, aircraft, concrete rubble and more. The lat/long numbers are included — put them into your GPS and let the machine take you right to the sh. Boat positioning Of course, gags like some reefs a lot better than others, and those closer to shore usually get more pressure than those farther out so tend to be picked over, but they do move around seasonally, and at the start of the season there can be some whoppers in relatively shallow water. Boat positioning is a big part of success in catching gags and other reef sh. The trick is to drop the anchor up-current far enough so that the stern of the boat hangs just slightly forward of the edge of the rocks. That way, when you drop your bait the rst time, the scent of it will carry to the sh on the ow and draw them out a bit to be hooked in open water, giving you your best chance at putting the big ones in the cooler. As the bite slows on the upcurrent side, you can slowly let out a bit more anchor line, which allows you to sh progressively farther down the structure. For those not experienced at deep water anchoring, the length of line required can be amazing — it usually takes a scope of about 5 to 1 for secure holding — that is, in 100 feet, you let out 500 feet of line, so getting the boat position right can be a bit of a challenge — and so can hauling all of that line back into the boat. That’s why most experienced offshore skippers use an anchor buoy and ring system, allowing them to use the power of the motor to plane the anchor to the surface before retrieving it. For those without a safe offshore boat or the knowhow to nd the reefs, an easy and economical way to get at the gags when the season opens is a charter boat — shared trips of up to six anglers make these affordable, or try a party boat, a much larger boat that can carry 30 or more anglers. Destin and other Panhandle ports are loaded with good options that can readily put you on sh on both half-day and full-day trips, and provide everything including tackle, bait, and maybe a minirestaurant/bar for times when the bite is slow. Four G G ulf counties closed Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor, Jefferson and Monroe counties are not open for gag grouper harvest during the JulyDec. season for other Gulf counties — see www. for details. 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Sh op ou r hu ge se le ct io n of be ach wa re s, cha ir s, an d to ys Ne w ar ri va ls da il y of ka ya ks Pa dd le bo ar ds an d shi ng ge ar www .shopb wo .c om SPON sS ORED BY Pier/Surf Inshore/Bay Offshore/Bottom Red snapper is coming to a close; time to focus on grouper. Boston mackerel and pin sh are your bait of choice and give jigging a try. Tarpon are hitting off Indian Pass in the morning. Just look for the pogies. Trout and reds are in the bay too and water baits and gulf shrimp at daylight. Spanish mackerel are biting off the surf. Use small gotcha plugs or bubble rigs. Shark shing is hot off the beach. Bonita and sting ray are prime baits or just buttery the whiting you catch. Page 8 IT’S GAG GROUPER TiI ME Florida’s favorite grouper is again on the menu CAp P TAi I N FRANK Bo O URGEois OIS | Special to the News Herald Whopper gag grouper like this one are waiting in the Gulf thanks to controlled harvest for the past several years. The season continues until Dec. 3.


PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA S PORTs S Thursday, July 17, 2014 A Section L‚ £  }Œt} WB[DB=]L VU ††›  — \] 9[ =VQQL\LVU =BU][B… # # # # # # # !! # # ! # # # # # # # Š ^“n  A‹„„{‘{‹Š As Š“ s GG J›Ÿ P Z‹ “ ^“ O‹ sU FR Š KKP^_ <] GKG2 # # # # $ ! #" $ Page A9 Star Staff Report Sacred Heart Hospital will provide physicals for all those who will participate in sports this year at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School. All athletes must have a physical to compete. The physicals will be provided free for all sports. The physicals will be conducted beginning at 5 p.m. ET July 22 at the Medical Ofce Building on the campus of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star To celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, the Mexico Beach Community Development Council held its annual Sandy Shoes 5K fun run. The path, which wound up 7th Street to 386 before turning around, welcomed 430 participants. Overall winners for the event were Kathy Wolski of Knoxville, Tenn., and Coleman Churitch of Brentwood, Tenn. The male and female winners in the 12 and under division were Ellie Wolski of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jackson Roberts of Tallahassee. In the 13-19 division, Lauryn Davidson of Dacula, Ga., and Perry Waddell of Bainbridge, Ga. In the 20-39 division, Brittany Folsom of Hahira, Ga. and Joe Hulen of Canton, Ga. In the 40-59 division, Shelly Valerio of Atlanta, Ga. and Rodney Wellmann of College Station, Texas. In the 60 and up division, Lynn Fogel Stone Mountain., Ga., and Doug Crymes of Mexico Beach. Following the race, a kids shing tournament was held along the Mexico Beach canal that welcomed 114 young anglers who strove to catch the biggest sh they could. Participants were treated to a hotdog lunch and those who caught the most sh received trophies for their hard work. Each year the July Fourth events are organized by the Mexico Beach special events committee. “The volunteers on the committee work endlessly year round to raise funds for these events,” said Community Development Council executive director Kimberly Shoaf. “Both events brought out recordbreaking crowds.” Staple Mexico Beach events like the Gumbo Cook-off and the Art and Wine Festival are organized by the committee and raise the funds that keep the July Fourth celebration going year after year. “It was a great day and the reworks spoke for themselves,” said Shoaf. “Everything was such a success and we’re very appreciative of everyone who helped us out.” The Art and Wine festival will be held on Oct. 11 at the Driftwood Inn. Special to The Star It is time to speak out about Florida’s proposed change to largemouth bass management by lling out an online survey or attending a local meeting (see The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to be sure management strategies optimize use and enjoyment of these sh in a sustainable manner. Black bass — among which the Florida largemouth reigns supreme — are the most popular sportsh in North America. A change is being considered to provide a ve-bass daily bag limit, only one of which may be 16 inches in total length or longer. This means that each person would be allowed to keep up to ve largemouth bass less than 16 inches, or four largemouth bass less than 16 inches and one largemouth bass 16 inches or longer each day. This change would replace current length limits, but not the statewide bag limit of ve bass. For the most part, this would become a statewide regulation, but limited exceptions for sheries with special needs or opportunities would be possible and generally associated with sh management areas. To take the survey, and learn more about largemouth bass as well as current and possible future management changes, go to MyFWC. com/Fishing and click on “Speak out on bass rules!” under the bass image near the middle of the page. “The FWC takes public opinions very seriously,” said Tom Champeau, director of the agency’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management. “Combined with the best science and case studies that we have, public input helps us strive for optimal sustained use of these popular and valuable sh.” In 2011 the Black Bass Management Plan (BBMP) was approved, based on comments from more than 7,500 anglers. In addition to that, input from typical shermen, Technical Advisory Group meetings involving guides, tournament anglers, marina owners, trophy bass shermen, outdoor writers and tourism representatives were conducted to ensure a wide range of opinions. The BBMP encouraged using the least restrictive regulations feasible to enhance trophy bass sheries, maintain healthy bass populations statewide and provide diverse angling opportunities. Therefore, FWC staff reviewed biological data to evaluate effectiveness of various regulation strategies. In addition, public opinion came from almost 6,000 responses to a preliminary survey and openhouse events around Florida in 2013. The resulting proposal would simplify regulations, allow more harvest of abundant smaller bass and further protect older sh, including spawning female bass. The FWC is seeking feedback on this proposed change and will continue to evaluate options for several months before submitting a nal proposal. If the public supports the proposal, and FWC Commissioners accept it, it could be implemented in July 2016. The FWC promotes TrophyCatch as a volunteer citizen-science program that rewards anglers for catching, documenting and releasing bass heavier than 8 pounds (see  ), thus further encouraging voluntary release of the biggest, oldest bass. Initial surveys in 2013 were completed primarily by nontournament anglers (52 percent) and casual tournament shermen who normally sh local club tournaments, with 9 percent shing more than 20 tournaments a year. Most respondents primarily targeted bass and shed frequently. So FWC incorporated input from those most affected by any changes. A few takeaways were that only 16 percent normally eat the bass they catch, and 57 percent are happy if they don’t keep any bass. When asked about current regulations, 57 percent did not want to increase the bag limit and 21 percent wanted to reduce it. Since a ve-bass daily bag limit is sustainable, there is not a recommendation to change it. Currently, south and east of the Suwannee River there is a 14-inch minimum length limit, and in the Suwannee River and north and west of it there is a 12-inch minimum length limit for bass. Biological data show that protecting these smaller sh is not necessary. Furthermore, different size limits complicate regulations. What is advantageous is protecting bigger sh, which are rarer and take longer to produce — hence the proposed harvest limit of only one bass 16 inches or longer per day. This regulation would be more lenient in the south shing zone (east of Highway 441 and south of State Road 80), which currently allows only one bass over 14 inches. There is no plan to alter the Bass Tournament Exemption Permit  process (see then click on “Freshwater” and “Black Bass Tournament”). Organizations holding bass tournaments may apply online for a temporary exemption to bass size limits. This helps ensure the health of Florida freshwater resources while encouraging shing participation from small clubs to major tournaments. In return for a temporary exemption to allow weighin prior to live-release of the bass, tournament participants must forego any harvest, including what would otherwise be their ve-sh bag limit. Any sh that die must be donated to charity or for research. Tournaments are not required to have a permit if they abide by existing regulations and don’t seek an exemption. Every opinion is important, pro or con. So please review the background materials and complete a survey yourself (see Mexico Beach 5K welcomes 430 runners Speak out on bass management PSJ athletic physicals SPECIAL TO THE STAR The race welcomed 430 runners on a 3-mile run through Mexico Beach, starting at 7th Street. PHOTOs S SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR LEFT : The winners of this year’s Mexico Beach Sandy Shoes 5K fun run hailed from Tennessee, Georgia, Texas and Florida. RIGHT : Following the race, more than 100 kids participated in a shing tournament at the Mexico Beach canal.


Staff Report This page features photos submitted to The Star by readers. Thanks to all who help make this page happen each week. This is intended to highlight the gorgeous, the interesting, the weird, fun or just plain best that Gulf County offers. Please submit your photos to Local A10 | The Star Thursday, July 17, 2014 COURTESY OF LAURA FROM DRAGONFl L Y PHOTOGRAp P HY The sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico. COURTESY OF KRISTY RR AFFIEld LD Am I cute or what? COURTESY OF SS AMANTHA LAYFIEld LD Storm clouds roll in at sunset over the Port St. Joe Marina. COURTESY OF HH O ll LL Y AA T k K INS Shelling anyone? Pelicans feeding on menhadens off Indian Pass. “Notice the small bird sitting on the head of one of the pelicans; he was grabbing sh that fell out of the pelican’s mouth as it was ltering out the water he scooped with the sh. Smart bird.” COURTESY OF MM ARIE RR OMANEll LL I COURTESY OF MM E l L INA ElEL UM A heron takes a walk on St. Joe Beach. COURTESY OF SS TEVE AT KAYAk K DOG AdAD VENTURES Birds sunning on a sandbar in St. Joseph Bay. COURTESY OF SS TEVE AT KAYAk K DOG AdAD VENTURES Driftwood, a kayak, a beautiful day and St. Joseph Bay. COURTESY OF TT ERRY LINd D A crab scurries along the shore near Indian Pass.


C OMMUNITY Thursday, July 17, 2014 B Page 1 Section “Trivia Fun” with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Star. 1) Who was almost the rst president to be assassinated when a would-be assassin’s two pistols misred? Jefferson, Jackson, Tyler, Polk 2) About What percentage of men have admitted to calling in sick to work on having a bad hair day? 3%, 7%, 14%, 20% 3) What city has a designed tallerstructure based on the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Tokyo, Montreal, Seattle, Casablanca 4) Of the planets in our solar system whose orbit is most circular? Earth, Mars, Venus, Mercury 5) What company marketed the world’s rst decaffeinated coffee in 1906? Sanka, Kaffee Hag, Yuban, Daterra 6) Of these what’s another name for a sermon? Homily, Micah, Shazzar, Lation 7) From surveys what came in #1 when asked to name a good place to visit, but not to live? Key West, Roswell, NYC, Las Vegas 8) Where is “America’s Stonehenge” with its mysterious stone structures? Oregon, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Utah 9) What garden plant was commonly eaten by gladiators to make them erce? Broccoli, Fennel, Turnip, Apricot 10) The state of California elds how many NBA teams? 2, 3, 4, 5 11) Which “I Love Lucy” regular later hosted a “Saturday Night Live”? Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz, William Frawley 12) What do approximately 87% of Americans who own running shoes share in common? Don’t run regularly, Under age 32, Overweight, Bought shoes on sale 13) How many times has Regis Philbin been married? 1, 2, 3, 4 14) What was the rst soft drink to be consumed in outer space? Coca-Cola, Pepsi, RC Cola, Sprite 15) Biblical Is the book of 1 Kings in the Old or New Testament or neither? 16) According to Paul in 1 Corinthians 7:9, it is better to marry than to do what with passion? Lust, Serve, Burn, Speak 17) Which Old Testament book foretold the giving of vinegar to Jesus on the cross? Exodus, Ruth, Job, Psalms 18) What was called bread from heaven that fed the Israelites in the wilderness? Hanna, Sourdough, Manna, Pasta 19) Who killed about a thousand people when he burned down the tower of Shechem? Benjamin, Abimelech, Dan, Ittai 20) In Exodus 8 what creature came up from the waters in droves? Frogs, Locusts, Fishes, Whales ANSWERS: 1) Jackson 2) 20% 3) Tokyo 4) Venus 5) Kaffee Hag 6) Homily 7) Las Vegas 8) New Hampshire 9) Fennel 10) 4 11) Desi Arnaz 12) Don’t run regularly 13) 2 14) Coca-Cola 15) Old 16) Burn 17) Psalms 18) Manna 19) Abimelech 20) Frogs Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star Sea turtle season is in full effect. Each morning, volunteers from the St. Joseph Peninsula Turtle Patrol are out patrolling the beaches of Cape San Blas on a hunt for any sea turtle ac tivity that might have occurred throughout the night. Currently, the turtle patrol is made up of more than 20 vol unteers, clad in matching blue shirts, who start their days at 6 a.m. ET and begin their search with the rising sun. On any given day, 2-3 teams will patrol simulta neously, seven days a week. Cape residents, Penny Wein ing and John Ehrman, a husband and wife duo, are just two of those folks who comb a stretch of beach three days a week, covering any where from 2-6 miles by foot. During sea turtle season, which lasts from May 1 through Oct. 31, Ehrman and Weining keep their eyes open for active turtles, new nests, and false crawls, ar eas where a turtle made it onto the beach and then returned to the water without laying eggs. The most prominent species of turtles on the Cape are Log gerhead turtles, followed by the more rare Green turtles and oc casionally, the rare and endan gered Kemp’s Ridley. This year marks Weining’s eighth season on patrol and Eh rman’s seventh. Weining, originally from At lanta, had seen sea turtles at the Marine Aquarium in Clearwater and become fascinated with the species. Ehrman, a New York City native, said he’s always been interested in dinosaurs, and sea turtles, which have been around for millions of years, are the clos est he can get to seeing one in the esh. The couple relocated to the Cape from Snellville, G.A. in 2007 and quickly got involved in the patrol once construction on their home was complete. “I’m so amazed by how big the turtles are, and out here, we can interact with them,” said Wein ing. “There’s something about when you see your rst baby tur tle. It’s awesome and it’s such a natural process.” Busy days for Turtle Patrol WES LOCHER | The Star The next Salt Air Farmer’s Market will be held on Saturday, July 19, at City Commons Park in Port St. Joe. Farmers from around North Florida and Georgia will have fresh produce for purchase and vendors will sell homemade crafts and jewelry. The Salt Air Farmer’s Market promotes a sustainable food system on Florida’s Forgotten Coast. The Market runs from 9 a.m. ET to 1 p.m. FARMER’S MARKEtT Special to The Star Top of the Line Ryderz along with R.A.Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77 Knights of Pythias will host a Bike Safety Program for youth ages 6-12 at the Washington Recreation Center at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, July 19. Parents are en couraged to attend. Cedric Anthony, a 1994 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and other members of the Tallahassee, Fla., Motor cycle Club will empha size the importance of learning the rules of safe bike riding how to help prevent accidents from happening. Other activi ties will include: free bi cycle maintenance and repairs; videos on bi cycle safety rules; and refreshments. Top of the Line Ry derz club members en joy riding throughout the year, giving back to vari ous communities, devel oping networks, showing support and fellowship ping with other clubs and riders who share the By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star T.H. Stone is considered settler No. 1 for modern Port St. Joe. R.A. Costin would be settler number two. And this weekend the Costin family will celebrate the 100th anniversary of business in down town Port St. Joe with a celebra tion at Ace Hardware on Williams Avenue. The store will mark the anni versary on Saturday, July 19. The landmark day is a celebra tion of the rst brick building built in Port St. Joe in 1914 by R.A. Cos tin, who used the lower oor as his general store while his grow ing family – he would have eight children, three who died tragically young – lived in the upper oor. At the time, Stone had estab lished the settlement of modern Port Saint Joseph within a mile or two of the former town which had been wiped out by a yellow fever epidemic more than 100 years prior. WES LOCHER | The Star John Ehrman has worked with the Gulf County Turtle Patrol for seven seasons, his wife Penny Weining, has patrolled for eight. Bike Safety Program slated for Saturday As part of the 100th anniversary of a Costin family store serving Port St. Joe, Ace Hardware will host a “birthday party” with refreshments from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET on Saturday as part of a daylong celebration that will include a “bag” store sale from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., with 20 percent off on merchandise that can be placed in one bag and other activities. CC OURt T ESY Of F SS Y l L VIA CC OSt T IN The Costin family will celebrate 100 years of business in Port St. Joe this Saturday. R.A. Costin built this brick store where Half Hitch Tackle is today in 1914. 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Be au ti fu ll y fur ni sh ed an d re ad y fo r yo u. 850-227-8890 / 850-227-7770 www .coast alr eal tyinfo .com Robert Barber, Tonya Green wed The family of Robert Barber is pleased to announce his marriage to Tonya Green on June 28 at Rivercrest Lodge in Apalachicola. In attendance were Carrie Harrison as matron of honor and Bill Yohe as best man. Robert’s grandchildren Raina and Gavan were ower girl and ring bearer, respectively. The affair was ofciated by Jessica Barber, daughter of deceased brother Elton. Family support was further evidenced by the decorating and food preparation of enthusiastic family members. Robert is employed by Berg Pipe Corp. of Panama City. Tonya is employed by Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf in Port St. Joe. Society Wedding Courtney Cooley, Christopher Knox to marry James and Patricia Cooley of Dothan, AL and Robert and Monica Dotson of Jacksonville, FL are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Lynn Cooley, to Christopher Michael Knox, son of Michael and Tonya Knox of Port St Joe. Courtney is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Patsy Cooley and Pete and Ima Jean White all of Port St Joe. Christopher is the grandson of Tom and Mary Knox and Sara Allen all of Port St Joe. Courtney is a 2007 graduate of Wewahitchka High School. She graduated from Florida State College at Jacksonville in 2013 with a BS degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently employed as a teacher with Gulf County Schools. Christopher is a 2003 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and earned a BA degree from Flagler College in Business Administration. He is currently employed with Tyndall Federal Credit Union as Financial Sales Representative. Weddings plans to be announced at a later date. Engagement Special to The Star Local children recently participated in a six-week summer reading program focused on science titled “Fizz, Boom Read” at the Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka. Children heard stories of scientists and inventors and participated in hands-on experiments on scientic elds such as wind; water and space; electricity; weather; light and color; and measurement. After reading to the children, library assistant Marcy Townsend showed each child how to conduct their own experiments and see the effects rsthand. The library would like to thank the special guest collaborators for generously volunteering their time and talent to youth literacy in the community. Our gratitude goes to Kristin Evans of the Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative for her electricity safety demonstration and for providing take-home activity books, and to Melanie Taylor with the Gulf County Extension Ofce for her exciting weather program where she taught children how to make their own tornado in a bottle. Many thanks to Sandra Pierce and Elaine Everett of the Bay County Public Library, who are experts in making reading fun, and who performed an hour of music, jokes, bouncing eggs, balloons that can’t be popped, and a slimy science fair story. Thank you also to the Gulf County School Board and Mr. George Cox who donated funds that were used for the nal program celebration. We also extend our grateful appreciation to the City of Wewahitchka and The Star for helping the library promote public education programs. Stop in and check out what is coming up next at your local library or visit us online at Amateur radio license exams Amateur radio license exams will be given at 10 a.m. ET Aug. 16 at the Emergency Operations Center in Port St. Joe. Get your license and get on the air or upgrade an existing license. An amateur radio license can put you in contact with the world. If you need information, assistance or to register for an exam contact C.H. Tillis (AJ4xJ) at 648-8251. Happy Birthday, Joseph Wishing you a very happy 75th birthday, and congratulations on your upcoming 56th wedding anniversary in August. Love, Annette, Joann, Chris, Judi, Frank, Sam, Joey, April, Tommy, Melissa, Casen, Cody, Mackenzie and Sophia Birthday Society B rR IEF SPEc C I a A L tT O T h H E S tar TAR Wewahitchka library thanks volunteers


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De ve lo pm en t Is su e Gi bs on & Hose y Pa rc el ID #04 06 400 2R Se ct io n 5, To wn sh ip 7 So ut h, Ra ng e 11 We st St Jo e Be ac h RV LD R Re gu la ti on s 3. Co un ty De ve lo pm en t Re gu la ti on s an d Po li ci es 4. St af f, Pu bl ic an d Op en Di sc us si on Th e pu bl ic is en co ur ag ed to at te nd an d be he ar d on th es e ma tt er s. In fo rm at io n pri or to th e me et in g ca n be vie we d at th e Pl an nin g Dep ar tm en t at 10 00 Ce ci l G. Co st in Sr Bl vd ., Ro om 31 1. Va ri an ce HT S Pr op er ti es LL C Gi bs on De ve lo pm en t Is su e School News Title I orientation at Port St. Joe Elementary Port St. Joe Elementary School will hold Title I orientation for parents/guardians and their children Aug. 14-15. From 2-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, orientation for pre-K will be held. The schedule for Friday, Aug. 15 is as follows: • Kindergarten: 8-8:30 a.m. • First grade: 9-9:30 a.m. • Second grade: 1010:30 a.m. • Third grade: 11-11:30 a.m. • Fourth grade: noon to 12:30 p.m. • Fifth grade: 1-1:30 p.m. • Sixth grade: 2-2:30 p.m. Parents/guardians are asked to bring their child’s supplies to his/her homeroom teacher. Pre-K and kindergarten registration Parents of students entering Pre-K or kindergarten at a public school in the full is urged to register their child as soon as possible. Port St. Joe Elementary School is open 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and may be contacted at 227-1221 for more information. Wewahitchka Elementary School is open 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and may be contacted at 639-2476. Correctional Ofcer program at Gulf/ Franklin A new Correctional Ofcer program will be starting at the Gulf/ Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College in Port St. Joe, on Aug. 25. The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as correctional ofcers. The program includes the basic standards courses mandated for certication as a correctional ofcer in the state of Florida. Students who graduate from this program would typically work as correctional ofcers within a county or state correctional facility. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the State Ofcer Certication Exam for correctional ofcers. The program will be conducted using the new shorter curriculum and will meet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET for about three months. For more information, call Brenda Burkett at 227-9670, ext. 5507, or email her at bburkett@ The application deadline for Pell Grants and other nancial aid is fast approaching, so please call today or come by the ofce in Building B at the Gulf/Franklin Campus, 3800 Garrison Ave., in Port St. Joe to pick up your application packet. Gulf/Franklin will offer culinary classes in fall Beginning this fall, students will have the opportunity to enroll in culinary classes at the Gulf/Franklin Campus. These courses are designed to prepare students for employment as a Chef’s Apprentice. In addition to gaining the knowledge and skills needed to become employed as a chef’s apprentice, students who complete the Chef’s Apprentice Certicate can continue their education and receive an associate of science degree in culinary management. The rst culinary courses offered by the Gulf/Franklin Campus will begin August 25. For additional information regarding the culinary program, call Loretta Costin at 227-9670, extension 5503, or email at By DYLAN SHOEMAKER, Preserve MM anager Special to The Star Here at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve our goals are to protect our cultural resources along with conserving and preserving the natural ecosystems. One of the ways we are able to enhance public appreciation for natural and cultural diversity is by involving the local schools. This is the rst year we have been involved with the Florida High School High Tech Summer Internship program and it has been a great partnership. We have been honored to have Carl Sheline for our summer intern. Mr. Sheline has done a great job with everything he has been involved in. He has gotten to know the inner workings of the Preserve, such as: he has learned how this land was formed, the past history of this area, how the Native Americans used the land along with why the land became a State Buffer Preserve, and how it plays a big part in our effort to restore our ecosystems. During his time at the Preserve, Mr. Sheline was involved with many aspects of the Preserve, from facility maintenance to equipment and shop upkeep, learning how and why we study water sheet ow movement, other water quality studies, to locating rare and endangered plant communities, and learning how prescribed burning plays an important part in creating conditions that are ideal for these plants to thrive and survive. Mr. Sheline has been involved with all of it and has enjoyed it. Mr. Sheline had the opportunity to work with all the staff and volunteers within the Preserve and learn from each one of them. He has demonstrated his commitment and his valuable team working skills which led to a good working relationship with everyone. Mr. Sheline has contributed approximately 120 volunteer hours at St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve during his internship. Mr. Sheline is an outstanding volunteer, he accomplished tasks in a timely manner and it was an honor to have him volunteering for the Florida Coastal Ofce and St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve. Star Staff RR eport Cory Blaine Coffey, son of Marion Costin Coffey of Jackson, MI graduated from Jackson High School May 23. Along with his diploma Cory received a Certicate of Commendation from the State of Michigan in recognition of Outstanding Achievement. Cory is the son of Stephen Coffey of Jackson, Mich. He is the grandson of Sylvia and the late Ashley Costin; Shelly and Tommy Oliver of Port St. Joe; Joy and Russell Coffey of Texas; and also Mrs. Wesley Ramsey and the late Wesley Ramsey. Cory’s great-grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Costin, Sr. of Port St. Joe and the late Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Parrish, Sr. of Winter Garden, Fla. Cory will attend Jackson Community College in Jackson, Mich., in the fall. School BR iefsIEFS Cory Coffey graduates C oO URtes TES Y ofOF M e E L iss ISS A BeBE H ee EE A cti CTI V ities ITIES D i I R ecto ECTO R HH S H H T Park services specialist Barry Townsend, High School High Tech Intern Carl Sheline and preserve manager Dylan Shoemaker invite everyone to enjoy the sights of the St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve. HH igh School H H igh Tech internship available at BB uffer Preserve


Summer Revival at Philadelphia Primitive Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church will conduct its Summer Revival Services July 14-18. The evangelist for the week is the Elder Lewis Anderson, pastor and teacher at Mt. Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church of Tallahassee. All services will start at 7:30 p.m. EDT with guest choirs providing songs of praise and worship. Pastor Jessie Hawkins and the congregation of Philadelphia is inviting everyone to come out. The church is at 259 Avenue D. Pastor appreciation at New Bethel A.M.E. Church The Pastor Appreciation “Free Fish Fry Dinners & Gospel Fest” Celebration Program will be held the weekend of July 18-20 at New Bethel A.M.E. Church, at 146 Avenue C in Port St. Joe. Come express your gratitude and encouragement to Pastor Lawrence E. Gantt Sr., and his family. The theme for this Pastor Appreciation “Free Fish Fry Dinners & Gospel Fest” Celebration Program is: “Feed My Sheep” (Shepherding, Empowering, Encouraging, Caring and Providing for ALL YHWH’s Children.) John 21:10-17 (KJV 1611 A.D. Edition) Program schedule (all times EDT) z Friday, July 18 – Free sh fry fellowship begins at 3 p.m. Guest Church Victory Temple, Elder Charles Gathers at 6 p.m. z Saturday, July 19 – Free sh fry fellowship begins at noon. “Gospel Fest” Program begins at 6p.m. under the leadership of Minister of Music Herbert Beard and Sister Cora McNair Curtis. z Sunday, July 20 – Worship and Praise Celebration Services begin at 11 a.m. with Executive Senior Pastor Thomas Lewis Curtis, Speaker. At 4 p.m. will be guest speaker Minister Carl Bailey. Your Gift of Appreciation and Attendance is greatly appreciated. For additional information call Sister Cora McNair Curtis at 407-572-7059. 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Community forum on fracking hosted at Lifetree Caf Special to The Star   The facts and ction about fracking will be con sidered at a community forum hosted by Lifetree Caf at 7 p.m. CDT Mon day, July 21.  The program, titled “To Frack or Not to Frack? An Informative Hour of Re spectful Conversation,” features lmed interviews with both supporters and detractors of fracking. “The U.S. is on its way to energy independence, thanks to hydraulic fractur ing,” says Tisha Schuller, President of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. “I consider fracking one of the single great est threats to our health and that of our environ ment,” said fracking activist Shane Davis. “I studied 1,000 spill reports, and 43 percent of them resulted in groundwater contamination.” Community members will also have the opportu nity to weigh in with their opinions. Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. 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Local The Star| B5 Thursday, July 17, 2014 The brick store Costin opened was located at the site of what is now the Half Hitch Tackle Store on U.S. Highway 98 in Port St. Joe. Some of the bricks from the building – and reports from the day say they num bered more than 150,000 – are part of the shopping center built by George Tap per adjacent to the store. The store, after the Cos tin family moved theirs to Reid Avenue, would later become the site of the post ofce and later Buzzett Drugs. And, according to pub lished reports, R.A. Costin and his son, Cecil, who at the age of 13 stood on a box behind the counter while helping customers, sold just about everything. The store offered silk stockings and cofns. You could buy food for the fam ily or food for the animals, horse collars and clothing. The store moved to Reid Avenue in the 1920s, rough ly where the Radio Shack and adjacent stores in the 200 block are located, and would move again directly across the street in the late 1930s after St. Joe Pa per Company announced it would build a mill in town. The family operated on Reid Avenue — using the shop buildings now located along on side of Williams Avenue as warehouse space — until the 1960s. Ultimately, the family established the Hardware Store, located on Williams, which is now operated by Mark Costin, the sixth gen eration of Costin to operate a store in Port St. Joe. “We are one of the old est Ace distributors in the area,” said Sylvia Costin, the widow of one of R.A. Costin’s grandsons. “It used to be when the old depart ment store was operating that we would go between the store and through the warehouses to Williams.” The family arrived in Port St. Joe from Greens boro in 1909, riding togeth er in a train caboose from Greensboro, where R.A. had operated a general goods store. R.A. opened the rst store in town that same year, before Port St. Joe was even incorporated and at a time when lumber and naval supplies were being shipped through a bustling port. The family lived next door. In 1914 he replaced that old wooden store with the rst brick building, opening it July 19 of that year. Cecil purchased the store in 1923 and R.A. and his wife, the former Sarah Goodwin Guerry from South Carolina, to Wewa hitchka only to return later to the town he had helped establish. 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For additional informa tion about the Knights of Pythias or Bike Program, contact any member of the Knights of Pythias or visit www.knightsofpythi SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR Top of the Line Ryderz MC (TLR) was founded on Aug. 18, 2009, by 8 individuals as a non-prot organization. The founders shared a common passion for riding motorcycles, friendship, and respect within the community. WEs S LL OCHER | The Star Each morning turtle patrol volunteers scan the Cape San Blas beaches for new sea turtle nests or false crawls. Each site is measured and documented as future research for the FWC. TUR t T LE from page B1 Female turtles crawl onto the beach between dusk and dawn, laying any where from 70-120 eggs at one time. They can repeat this process 4-7 times a sea son. Some turtles only dig down a few inches, while larger sea turtles might dig more than a foot into the beach sand. Regardless of how far down the eggs are, the dip in the sand created by a turtle’s ippers are unmistakable. A nest will typically take 60-70 days to hatch as long as they aren’t disturbed by predators that might in clude coyotes, ghost crabs, raccoons and vehicles on the beach. Whenever a new nest is located, volunteers dig into the sand to nd the edges of the egg cluster and cover it with a thin metal screen. To bring attention to the site, patrollers hammer wooden stakes at each corner and mark the nest with caution tape. A tag is applied to no tate the date it was laid and the type of turtle the eggs came from. During the night hours, interns from the University of Florida patrol the beach es and send updates to the Turtle Patrol in the morn ing, detailing any activity they might have seen. If tur tles were spotted in certain areas, those locations are thoroughly combed in the day time for new nests. “People get really excit ed when the nests hatch,” said Weining. “We get some big crowds.” To avoid newly-hatched turtles getting lost on their way to the water, Ehrman and Weining encouraged locals and visitors to keep porch lights off, ll in any holes dug in the sand and remove beach items and debris at the end of the day. Ehrman said that this season, there have been more than 83 nests and 55 false crawls. He anticipates more than 130 nests before the season is over. While nding a nest brings the most excitement to patrollers, a false crawl requires an equal amount of paperwork. Patrollers photograph the site, mark its GPS lo cation and notate nearby roads or homes. These forms not only remind pa trollers where to look for nests later, but are also kept on le with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to be analyzed later. “We want people to be conscious of what they’re doing on the beach and re alize that what they do has an impact,” said Ehrman. “It’s about awareness.” Ehrman and Weining en couraged those who enjoy the area’s ecosystem to be come involved in the turtle patrol. Even for those who might not want be available or able to walk the beaches, there are plenty of events where volunteers can pro vide information to the community or even patrol the waters by kayak in the cooler months when coldstunned turtles go into a hi bernation state and must be spotted and rescued. “In addition to the tur tles, all the volunteers care about the environment,” said Ehrman. “They see this beautiful area we have a there’s a sense of duty to preserve it. It’s our duty to take care of it.” To build awareness for the turtles, patrollers also participate in various ac tivities around Gulf County to provide information to residents and visitors alike. Pamphlets and info sheets are handed out at many of the events, especially those held at the St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve, a local at traction for those staying out on the Cape. For Ehrman and Wein ing, they said they feel re sponsibility to the area and its ecosystem. “I’m helping to perpetu ate the survival of the spe cies,” said Ehrman. “In the big picture, I’m doing what I feel is my part. “I do what I can so that future generations have the same opportunity to see sea turtles somewhere besides an aquarium.” CC OURTEs S Y OF SYLVIA CC O s S TIN As the letterhead highlights, one could purchase an array of goods at the original Costin Department Store. COS tT IN from page B1 Sea Turtle season runs from May 1 through Oct. 31.


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Desrosier responded to the 500 block of State Road (SR) 71 South in Wewahitchka in reference to vandalism. The complainant reported vandalism to a driveway lamp post. The damage is estimated at $295. On July 7, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Ofce traveled to the Bay County Jail to transport Samantha L. Smith (27) to Gulf County. Smith was arrested in Bay County on local charges and held for the GCSO on a violation of probation. The Bay County charges were resolved. Once she arrived, she was served the warrant for violation of probation on her original charge of Forgery. This was the third violation of probation warrant executed by the GCSO. Smith was rst appeared and is currently held without bond. On July 7, the GCSO received a report of the theft of a generator in the 800 block of Our Town Road, north of Wewahitchka. Deputy K. Starnes responded to the call. The complainant reported the theft of a John Deere generator valued at about $500. Deputy Starnes continues to investigate. On July 8, the GCSO traveled to the Jackson County Jail to transport Jayla L. Long (23) back to Gulf County. Long was wanted on a warrant for Failure to Appear on her original charge of Retail Theft. She was served the warrant and booked into the Gulf County Detention Facility. Long was later rst appeared and is currently held on a $1,000 bond. On July 8, the GCSO received a complaint regarding an accident which had occurred earlier in the day on Dolphin Street in Highland View. The accident involved a vehicle and a golf cart. Deputy K. Starnes investigated the case and charged Thomas W. Chavous (48) for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. Chavous was later arrested by Deputy M. Layeld on July 10th. He was transported to the GCDF, where he was rst appeared and conditionally released. On July 9, the GCSO responded to the 7900 block of Alabama Avenue regarding an aggravated assault. Sgt. R. Burkett responded and investigated the call. The investigation revealed that Travis A. Gould (18) threatened two juveniles with a machete. Sgt. Burkett sought warrants for two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The warrants were served by Deputy P. Williams on Monday, July 14th. Gould is currently awaiting rst appearance. On July 10, Deputy S. Willis responded to the 700 block of Old Panama Highway in Wewahitchka to assist State Probation and Parole. Deputy Willis arrested and served Bobby N. Hooper Jr. (42) a warrant for Violation of Probation. Hooper is on probation for Possession of Crack Cocaine. This is the fourth warrant served on Hooper for violation of probation. He was transported to the GCDF. Hooper is currently held without bond. On July 10, Deputy S. Willis took a report at the Wewahitchka Substation regarding a burglary of an automobile. The offense occurred in the 300 block of West Lakeview Drive in Land’s Landing. Personal identication, cash, medication, a portable DVD player, and GPS were reported taken from the vehicle. The vehicle was said to be secured. Deputy Willis did not locate signs of forced entry. On July 10, the GCSO received a complaint regarding the burglary of a residence. Deputy S. Willis responded to the complaint in the 100 block of Audubon Lane north of Wewahitchka. The report indicated the offense had taken place over the past four months. Multiple items were removed from the residence and included jewelry, clothes, and electronics. The estimated value of the property stolen is about $4,500. If anyone has any information on this case they are asked to contact the Gulf County Sheriff’s Ofce at 850-6395717, or call Crime Stoppers at 850-785-TIPS. On July 11, Deputy G. Desrosier arrested Debrah A. Sayers (53) in the 800 block of SR 71 South in Wewahitchka. Sayers was wanted by the GCSO on charges of battery on a person over 65 years of age. The case stems from the July 6th domestic disturbance reported in the 100 block of Honey Hill Road in Dalkeith. She was transported to the GCDF where she posted a $500 bond and was released. On July 11, Sgt. J. Williams responded to the 1900 block of West Highway 98 in Highland View regarding a theft. The complainant reported the theft had taken place during the month of June and maybe employee related. Sgt. Williams continues to investigate. On July 11, Deputy J. Brock served two warrants on Jerome D. Russ (35) in the 500 block of Welton Drive located in Oak Grove. The GCSO wanted Russ for Principle to Trafcking in Hydrocodone and Principle to Sale of Cocaine within 1000 feet of Park. The cases were the result of an investigation conducted by the GCSO Narcotics Unit. Russ was transported to the GCDF where he was later rst appeared and released following day on a $40,000 bond. On July 11, Sgt. J. Williams served a warrant for Violation of Probation on Asia N. Whitley (21) at the GCDF. Whitley turned herself in. Whitley is on probation for Child Abuse. She was booked and released on her own recognizance. On July 11, Sgt. M. Herring served ve warrants on Thshawn Michael L. Johnson (20) in the 500 block of Welton Drive in Oak Grove. Johnson was arrested for Trafcking in Hydrocodone, Sale of Cocaine within 1,000 feet of a Church, Unlawful Use of a Two-way Communications Device, Attempted Sale of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a Park, and Theft. He was transported to the GCDF and remains in custody on a $55,000 bond. On July 12, Deputy K. Starnes responded to the 1700 block of Grouper Avenue in Highland View regarding the theft of two batteries from a boat. The complainant reported the theft of two Interstate batteries that occurred between July 9th and July 12th. The reported value of the batteries stolen was $240. On July 13, Deputy J. Oquendo stopped a vehicle on SR 71 near East Reid Avenue in Wewahitchka. Deputy Oquendo initially was going to stop the vehicle for a seat belt violation, but as he caught up to the vehicle developed a suspicion for driving under the inuence. After conducting an investigation the driver, Joseph A. Sullivan (49), was placed under arrest for DUI. He was transported to the GCDF where he was later rst appeared and given a conditional release. On July 13, the GCSO received a 911 call regarding a physical disturbance in the 800 block of SR 71 South in Wewahitchka. Deputy K. Starnes investigated the case and charges are forthcoming. On July 13, Deputy K. Starnes responded to the 300 block of Michael Street in Stone Mill Creek. The GCSO received a 911 call about a verbal disturbance at the location. Before Deputy Starnes arrival the incident turned physical. At the conclusion of the investigation, David L. Newburn (35) was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery. He was transported to the GCDF where he was later rst appeared and released on a $500 bond. From July 7-13 the Communications Division at the GCSO logged a total of 23 calls for the Port St. Joe Police Department, 42 calls for EMS, 21 calls for other departments/agencies and 15 calls for Gulf County Animal Control. From July 7-13 the GCSO logged the following department activity: Security/Zone Checks, 170; Civil Paper Service, 76; Trafc Stop, 41; Field Contact, 18; Warrant Arrest, 8; Suspicious Person, 7; Abandoned Vehicle, 6; Reckless Driver, 6; Information, 5; Request for Security Check, 5; Trafc Accident, 5; Disabled Motor Vehicle, 4; Noise Disturbance, 4; Theft, 4; Agency Assist, 3; Citizens Assist, 3; Trespass, 3; Suspicious Activity, 3; Alarm, 2; Battery, 2; Residential Burglary, 2; Domestic Disturbance, 2; Disturbance, 2; Sexual Offender Address Verication, 2; Sexual Offender Reregistration, 2; Aggravated Assault, 1; Burglary of Auto, 2; Criminal Mischief, 1; DUI, 1; Verbal Disturbance, 1; Field/Grass Fire, 1; Lost Personal Items, 1; Mentally Ill, 1; Missing Juvenile, 1; Missing Person, 1; Prisoner Transport, 1; Street Obstruction, 1; Suspicious Vehicle, 1; and Welfare Check, 1. GULF COUNTY SS HERIFF’S OFFI cC E


Local The Star| B7 Thursday, July 17, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, July 17, 2014 The Star | B7 95448S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 17-94-CA Division : JOHN E. MITCHELL and DIANNE MITCHELL, Husband and Wife, Plaintiffs, vs. DAVID G. MOELLER, if living, and if dead, then to his unknown heirs at law, legatees, devisees or grantees, and JACQUELINE MOELLER, if living, and if dead, then to her unknown heirs at law, legatees, devisees or grantees, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: DAVID G. MOELLER, if living, and if dead, then to his unknown heirs at law, legatees, devisees or grantees, whose last known address is 215 Burntside Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55422 And JACQUELINE MOELLER, if living, and if dead, then to her unknown heirs at law, legatees, devisees or grantees, whose last known address is 215 Burntside Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55422 And ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE NOTIFIED of the institution of this action by the Plaintiffs seeking reformation of a deed to the following described real property in Gulf County, Florida, to-wit: An undivided 50% interest in Lot 39, less and except the West 150 feet of the South 81.54 feet and South 20 feet, and Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Tract 39; thence along the North line of said Tract 39, North 69 degrees 45 minutes 05 seconds East, 150.00 feet; thence South 20 degrees 14 minutes 55 seconds East, 20.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 69 degrees 45 minutes 05 seconds East, 39.14 feet; thence South 65 degrees 14 minutes 55 seconds East, 86.99 feet to a point on a line parallel with and 20.00 feet North of the South line of said Tract 39; thence along said parallel line, South 69 degrees 44 minutes 03 seconds West, 100.65 feet to a point on a line parallel with and 150.00 feet East of the West line of said Tract 39; thence along said parallel line, North 20 degrees 14 minutes 55 seconds West, 61.54 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said lands containing 0.10 acre, more or less. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Thomas S. Gibson, Rish, Gibson & Scholz, P.A., 116 Sailor’s Cove Drive, P. O. Box 39, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457, on or before August 01st 2014, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court, either before service on Plaintiffs’ attorney or immediately thereafter, or a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 26th day of June. 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk File No. 15250207 July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014 95524S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 14000061 CAAXMX SUN WEST MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., Plaintiff vs. EDNA S. BUTLER; et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: EDNA S. BUTLER 7447 ALABAMA AVENUE PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 EDNA S. BUTLER THE BRIDGE AT BAY ST JOE 220 9TH ST PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDNA S. BUTLER 7447 ALABAMA AVENUE PORT SAINT JOE, FL 32456 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HER-EBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located-in Gulf County, Florida: PARCEL A: A PORTION OF LOTS 2 AND 4, BLOCK 35, PORT ST JOE BEACH UNIT TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA., BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERLY CORNER OF LOT 2, BLOCK 35, OF SAID PORT ST. JOE BEACH UNIT TWO: THENCE ALONG THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 2 SOUTH 37 22’ 19” EAST 74.95 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE, SOUTH 52 41’ 56” WEST, 150.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOT 4, BLOCK 35 OF SAID PORT ST. JOE BEACH UNIT TWO; THENCE ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY LINE NORTH 37 22’ 11” WEST, 75.11 FEET TO THE WESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 4 THENCE ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 4 OF SAID LOT 2, NORTH 52 45’ 37” EAST 150.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT; THAT PORTION OF LOT 4 BLOCK 35, PORT ST JOE BEACH UNIT TWO DEED TO JIMMY BARFIELD IN THAT CERTAIN WARRANTY DEED DATED FEBRUARY 9, 1993, SAID PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS: A PORTION OF LOT 4, BLOCK 35 PORT ST JOE BEACH UNIT TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHERLY CORNER OF LOT 4, BLOCK 35 OF SAID PORT ST JOE BEACH UNIT TWO, THENCE ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 4, NORTH 37 22’ 11” WEST, 150.22 FEET TO THE WESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 4; THENCE ALONG THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 4, NORTH 52 45’ 37” EAST, 25.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 37 22’ 11” EAST, 150.17 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 4; THENCE ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 4, SOUTH 52 38’ 28” WEST 25.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 and the file original 30 days after the first publication of this notice, in THE STAR on or before August 8th, 2014; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 1ST day of JULY. REBECCA L (BECKY) NORRIS As Clerk of said Court By: B. McGee. Collins As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act persons needing, a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should no later than seven (7) days prior contact the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402, 850-747-5338. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800)955-8771 via Florida Relay System 34864.0107/LT July 17, 24, 2014 99537S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000066 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF DAVID B. LANGSTON, DECEASED; ERIC D. LANGSTON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF DAVID B. LANGSTON, DECEASED; ANDRE LAMAR BROWN; ERICKA PATRICE DONALDSON; TWANA LANICE THOMAS; COLE LANGSTON, A MINOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANDRE LAMAR BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TWANA LANICE THOMAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERIC D. LANGSTON; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CAPITAL CITY BANK Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on May 28, 2013, and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on June 24, 2014 in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the property situated at GULF County, Florida, described as: LOT 15 AND 17, BLOCK 1024, UNIT THREE, MILLVIEW ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 53, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 107 LIBERTY STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 at public sale to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in front lobby of the Gulf County Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. ET on July 31, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Port St. Joe, Florida, this 30th day of June, 2014. Rebecca L. Norris Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850) 229-6113. July 10, 17, 2014 99539S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2009-CA-000112 DIVISION: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR JPALT 2006-S2, Plaintiff, vs. LUANN M. QUARANTA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 24, 2014 and entered in Case NO. 23-2009-CA-000112 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for GULF County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR JPALT 2006-S2, is the Plaintiff and LUANN M QUARANTA; WILLIAM C. QUARANTA, SR.; CAPITAL CITY BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 24th day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT TWENTY-SIX (26), BLOCK ONE HUNDRED THIRTY (130), UNIT NUMBER TWELVE (12), OF THE ST. JOSEPH’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 13, 1982 IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 27 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2005 MARVIN AVENUE, PORT ST JOE, FL 324560000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 30, 2014. REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of the Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711 or email ADARequest@ F09022212 July 10, 17, 2014 99581S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-167-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff vs. TRACY D. RITTER A/K/A TRACY DENISE RITTER, JANICE ROTENBERRY, GARY ADKISON A/K/A GARY S. ADKISON, REBECCA L. NORRIS, GULF COUNTY CLERK OF COURT, HARRISON FINANCE COMPANY, SONDRA J. PARKER ADKISON, SANDRA G. FOX, TAMMY GAINOUS, and UNKNOWN TENANT (S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure dated June 24, 2014, in Case No. 13-167-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and TRACY D. RITTER A/K/A TRACY DENISE RITTER, JANICE ROTENBERRY, GARY ADKISON A/K/A GARY S. ADKISON, REBECCA L NORRIS, GULF COUNTY CLERK OF COURT, HARRISON FINANCE COMPANY, SONDRA J. PARKER ADKISON, SANDRA G. FOX, and TAMMY GAINOUS are the Defendants, I will The ability of Bahaigrass to grow well on infertile, dry soils and its resistance to most pests has made it increasingly popular with Floridians. For most inland areas, Bahai is a good choice especially if you are interested in a low maintenance lawn. Unfortunately, if you live along the coast line, Bahaigrass is not for you due to its low tolerance to salt spray. Bahaigrass needs a fairly acidic soil. The pH should be between 5.5 and 6.2. In alkaline soil, important minor elements are tied up in chemical forms that the grass cannot use, causing it to turn yellow. Four Bahai grass varieties are commonly availableArgentina, Pensacola, Paraguayan, and Common. Most people think Argentina is best for lawns. Its dark green blades are long, narrow, and closely spaced. It produces a dense sod with good color. Argentina responds well to fertilization and it is more disease resistant than the other varieties. Pensacola is the second best variety, and is often seen along Florida roadsides. Bahaigrass forms an extensive, deep root system. It sustains better than other grasses in fertile, sandy soils and does not require high inputs of water or fertilization. This makes it a good choice for home sites on large lots or acreage, or anywhere there is no irrigation system. Bahai prefers acidic soils and does not form excessive thatch. It may be grown from seed which abundant and relatively cheap, or established from sod. Bahai may take time to germinate and cover may need to be provided. This grass can reseed itself from the seed heads it produces, especially during the long days of summer. It has relatively few diseases and insect problems making it a great choice for most Florida homes. DISA dD VANTAGES Bahaigrass forms tall, unsightly seed heads throughout the spring, summer, and fall months that many nd objectionable. This necessitates regular mowing to keep the stalks from becoming too tall. The seed stems are tough and can wear out mower blades, requiring them to be sharpened frequently Bahaigrass does not grow well in High-pH soils, such as those found in coastal areas. High pH tends to cause yellowing of leaf tissue due to iron deciency. Bahaigrass grows in an open growth habitat, which can result in weed encroachment into sparse areas. It has a course leaf texture and provides less cushioning for recreational activities than some other species. Bahaigrass does best in full sun. For more information on Bahaigrass contact the Gulf County Extension Service at 639-3200 or visit our website: or www.http://edis. and see Publication ENH6, ENH962, ENH979, CIR427. Special to The Star One would think that having run for over 37 years, covered over 45,000 miles, completed 17 marathons, many half marathons, 10k’s and 5k’s, one would be in fairly good health. You might see Jim Newton, Kent County, DE’s Environmental Program Manager, and a former Port St. Joe resident and co-founder of the Scallop Festival, running around Milford, DE or between Harrington, DE and Milford. Then a few months ago he noticed a lump on his neck. After numerous tests, it was determined that he had mantle cell lymphoma, a rare and aggressive blood cancer. The treatment approach is either chemotherapy followed by stem cell transplant or a lifetime of pill swallowing and monthly IV injections. “This is just another obstacle to overcome in life,“ he said. “I’m still running. I have supported numerous cancer causes through my running. I have raised over $10,000 for cancer research by running the New York City Marathon and the Disney Goofy Challenge (half marathon on Saturday, full marathon on Sunday).” In fact, he is using his running efforts to help raise funds to ght leukemia and lymphoma. He will be running the Chicago Marathon on October 12 (his 65th birthday) to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through its Team in Training program, but he needs your help to reach his goal of $2900. If you would like to help, simply log on to www. and click the donate link. Then search for his name “Jim Newton” and click on his Chicago Marathon page. Team in Training is a national effort by athletes of all types and sizes that run marathons, bike and/or hike long distances and compete in triathlons to help raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Since its inception in 1988, more than 600,000 Team in Training members have raised over $1.4 billion. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ( is the world’s largest voluntary (nonprot) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services that was founded in 1949. The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds research, provides patient services and offers help nancing the expensive treatment costs associated with blood cancers. Bahaigrass: A possible lawn grass choice ROY LEE CA rR TE rR County extension director Former PSJ resident Jim Newton ghts cancer his way: running marathons SS PECIAL TO TT HE SS TAr R Jim Newton standing next to a display of his nisher medals, running bibs and other memorabilia at the Kent County complex, in Dover, DE.


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Pilot must hold a commercial pilot certificate with multi-engine land and instrument ratings, have logged at least 4,000 hours total time, including at least 2,000 hours multi-engine land and at least 1,000 hours in multi-engine turbo prop aircraft, of which at least 200 hour being logged in Cheyenne I model aircraft, and who has attended and successfully completed ground and flight (or simulator) training for the Cheyenne I conducted by FLIGHTSAFETY or SIMCOM within the last 12 calendar months. Send resume and cover letter to Web ID#: 34293919 sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on July 24, 2014, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure an more particularly described as follows: EXHIBIT A Lots 14 and 15, Block L, Unit Number 2 of RED BULL ISLAND: Commence at the NW Corner of fractional Section 30, T4S, R9W, Gulf County, Florida; thence run S 422.7 feet along the section line of the South right of way line of River Road; thence run S8912’E 195.0 feet along the S right of way said River Road; thence run S 434.6 feet along E right of way line of Sesame Street; thence S8832’E 1035.0 feet along the S right of way line of Dogwood Avenue, to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue to run S8832’E 107.8 feet along the S right of way line of said Dogwood Avenue, thence to run N4110’E 48.1 feet along SE right of way line of said Dogwood Avenue; thence run S 4850’E 90.0 feet; thence run S1327’W 117.5 feet; thence run N8832’W 180.0 feet; thence run N 135.0 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. AND Lots 19, 20 and 21, Block L, Unit Number 2 of RED BULL ISLAND: Commence at the NW Corner of Fractional Section 30, T4S, R9W, in Gulf County, Florida; thence run S 422.7 feet along the section line of the south right of way line of River Road; thence run S8912’E 195.0 feet along the S right of way line of River Road; thence run S 569.6 feet along the E right of way line of Sesame Street; thence run S8832’E 1125.0 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue S8832’E 227.1 feet; thence run S7736’E 102.7 feet to the NW right of way line of Tupelo Avenue; thence run S4110’W 150.6 feet along the NW right of way line of Tupelo Avenue; thence run N8832’W 228.3 feet along the North, 135.0 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: July 2, 2014 REBECCA L. NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: B. McGee-Collins Deputy Clerk Garvin B. Bowden, Esq Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr Tallahassee, FL 32308 July 10, 17, 2014 99597S PUBLIC NOTICE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: 1314-26 WHITE CITY DOCK REPAIRS The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners requests proposals from qualified firms or individuals for the repair of: DOCK DAMAGE AT THE WHITE CITY BOAT RAMP Specifications may be obtained at the Gulf County Clerk’s Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, Room 149, or at the website at www.gulfcounty-fl. gov. Place the following on the outside of the envelope, “This is a sealed bid”, Bid No. 1314-26, as well as your company name. Further information can be obtained by contacting Lee Collinsworth at (850)227-8782. Please submit one (1) original and five (5) copies. Proposals will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., E.T., on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Gulf County Clerk’s Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 149, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. The proposals will be opened at the same location on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Gulf County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. /s/ Ward McDaniel, Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk Pub: July 10, 17, 2014 99595S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP -2014-04 CITY OF PORT ST. JOE SEWER GRINDER PUMP STATIONS JULY 2014 This project includes supplying grinder pumps stations for the City’s low pressure sewage system. The grinder stations will be purchased by the City for a set per unit price in multiples of 5. Contract Documents and Specifications can be obtained at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 229-8261 or by visiting the City’s web site at www.cityofport The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on July 28, 2014, at City of Port St. Joe, City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 and will be opened and read publicly immediately thereafter. All bids shall be submitted in an envelope clearly marked “Sealed Bid City of Port St. Joe Sewer Grinder Pump Stations July 2014”. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to reject any and all bids. All bids shall be firm for a period of 60 days after opening. July 10, 17, 2014 99639S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS BID #1314-28 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any persons, company, or corporation interested in purchasing the following: 1 -1988 GMC Flatbed Truck, VIN #: 1GDG6D1F2JV533958 1 -1999 Ford E350 Van VIN#: 1FBSS31S0XHA13075 1 -1994 Chevrolet C10 Pick-Up Truck VIN#: 1GCDC14Z9RZ113333 1 -1988 Ford F150 Truck, VIN#: 1FTDF15Y2JNB18687 1 -2000 Chevrolet 4X4 Extended Cab Pick-Up Truck, VIN#: 2GCEK19V9Y1126491 1 -1997 International 4700 Flat Bed Truck VIN#: 1HTSCABL9VH461464 To see any of these vehicles you must make contact with authorized personnel at the Gulf County Public Works Department. Please indicate on the outside of the envelope that this is a SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the BID is for. Please include one (1) original and three (3) copies of your proposal. Sealed bids will be received until Friday, August 1, 2014 at 4:30 p.m., E.T., at the Gulf County Clerk’s Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 149, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 and will be opened at this same location on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS /s/ Ward McDaniel, Chairman /s/ Becky Norris, Clerk July 17, 24, 2014 99631S PUBLIC NOTICE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS: #1314-27 The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any persons, company, or corporation interested in purchasing the following: 2011, 16’ Metal Shark Aluminum Boat 2010, 40 HP Evinrude E-tech E 400 S L SE C Mc Clain Trailer Bidding will start at $10,000.00. Please indicate on the outside of the envelope that this is a SEALED BID, Bid Number 1314-27, and what the Bid is for. Please submit one (1) original and two (2) copies. Sealed bids will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., E.T. on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Gulf County Clerk’s Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 149, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 and will be opened at this same location on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., E.T. Any questions regarding this bid can be directed to Brad Price 850-229-2639 or Nick Vacco 850-227-7338. The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Gulf County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. /s/ Ward McDaniel, Chairman Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk July 17, 24, 2014 99647S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-000036-PRAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF KATHLEEN MERLE BLACKMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Kathleen Merle Blackman, deceased, whose date of death was January 22, 2014; File Number 14-000036-PRAXMX is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Rm. 148, Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: July 17, 2014. Personal Representative: Billy Blackman 941 Bill McGill Rd. Havana, FL 32333 Attorney for Personal Representative: CAROLYN T. LEBOEUF, ESQ. Carolyn@tallahassee FL Bar No. 0362409 909 East Park Avenue Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: (850) 222-2000 Fax: (850) 222-9757 July 17, 24, 2014 99679S PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS RFP 2014-05 2nd and 4th Streets Sealing and Restriping Sealed bids for City of Port St. Joe for sealing and restriping two roadways will be received at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 up until 3:00 PM EST, Friday, August 1, 2014. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged, Friday, August 1, 2014, at 3:30 PM EST, in the City Commission Chambers. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked with bidder’s name, address, date and time of opening, and RFP number for “2nd and 4th Street Sealing and Restriping”. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Bid shall be for the sealing and restriping of 2nd and 4th Streets between Reid Avenue and Williams Avenue. Specifications are listed in the Base Bid Documents which may be obtained on the City’s website at www.cityofportstjoe. com For questions concerning this Bid, please contact John Grantland at 850-229-8247. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Statements of Bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new Statements of Bids, or to postpone the opening pursuant to the City’s purchasing policies. Each Statement of Bid shall be valid to the City of Port St. Joe for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer July 17, 24, 2014 j j ADOPTION: j j ACreative Financially Secure Family, Beach House, Music, LOVE, awaits 1st baby. Trishj 1-800-552-0045 j Expenses Pd FLBar42311 Port St. Joe -2022 Marvin Ave. Sat., July 19th 7am-12pm Yard SaleVarious Household Items Including Small Kitchen Appliances, Couches and Furniture, Male and Female Clothing, Nice Dresses and Suits! txt FL94908 to 56654 GUN SHOW TALLAHASSEE FAIRGROUNDSJuly 19th and 20th SAT. 9-5 & SUN. 10-4 FREE PARKING Info. (407) 275-7233 Text FL94099 to 56654 Acct/Finance General Accounting Clerk Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for the position of General Accounting Clerk at Career Source Gulf Coast Center, located at 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Tuesday, July 22, 2014. For more information visit our website at Equal Opportunity Employer Web ID#: 34294531 Text FL94531 to 56654 Banking The following positions are available at a Bay County bank:  Teller  Consumer Loan Officer  Commercial Loan Officer Send resumes to: Human Resource Director, PO Box 71 Iron City, GA39859 WEB ID 34294979 Food Service/Hosp. Best WesternFront Desk Breakfast Attendant Weekends a must. Apply in person to 249 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL. from 9am-2pm No phone calls!!! Web ID 34293798 HospitalityHousekeeping Inspector PTweekend position. Apply in person Thurs -Mon 4693 Cape San Blas Rd Web Id 34291812 Food ServicesDietary Cook Looking for a little more creativity, challenge, and growth opportunity in your workday? Didn’t think it was possible? Might be time to reconsider. At Signature HealthCARE, our team members are permitted -no, encouraged-to employ their talents and abilities to solve problems. Our culture is built on three distinct pillars: Learning, Spirituality and Intra-preneurship. But this isn’t just hollow corporate sloganeering. Each pillar has its own staff and initiatives, ensuring that our unique culture permeates the entire organization. Oh, by the way, we’re an elder care company. Our mission? To radically change the landscape of long-term care forever. We’re currently hiring for the position of Dietary Cook. If this sounds like the right fit for you, give us a call or shoot an email to We are offering a $300 sign on bonus for experienced cooks. WEB ID 34293032 HospitalityHousekeeping Part Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Web Id 34291811 Logistics/TransportJOB NOTICE The City of Port St. Joe (pop. 3445) is accepting applications for the following positions: Operator Trainee or Licensed Operator, Surface Water Treatment Plant Please submit an application, cover letter and five references to The City of Port St. Joe, Attn. Charlotte Pierce, POB 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457. Applications and a full job description can be found on our website If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Pierce at (850) 229-8261. The Position will close on August 1, 2014. The entry level salary for an Operator Trainee will be $12.08 per hour. All other licensed operators will be based on qualifications. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Web ID#: 34294621 Text FL94621 to 56654 Medical/Health CNA’s Looking for a little more creativity, challenge, and growth opportunity in your workday? Didn’t think it was possible? Might be time to reconsider. At Signature HealthCARE, our team members are permitted -no, encouraged-to employ their talents and abilities to solve problems. Our culture is built on three distinct pillars: Learning, Spirituality and Intra-preneurship. But this isn’t just hollow corporate sloganeering. Each pillar has its own staff and initiatives, ensuring that our unique culture permeates the entire organization. Oh, by the way, we’re an elder care company. Our mission? To radically change the landscape of long-term care forever. We’re currently hiring for position of CNA’s If this sounds like the right fit for you, give us a call or shoot email to **We are offering a $1,000 sign on bonus for CNAs WEB ID 34293033 Medical/Health Scheduler Looking for a little more creativity, challenge, and growth opportunity in your workday? Didn’t think it was possible? Might be time to reconsider. At Signature HealthCARE, our team members are permitted -no, encouraged-to employ their talents and abilities to solve problems. Our culture is built on three distinct pillars: Learning, Spirituality and Intra-preneurship. But this isn’t just hollow corporate sloganeering. Each pillar has its own staff and initiatives, ensuring that our unique culture permeates the entire organization. Oh, by the way, we’re an elder care company. Our mission? To radically change the landscape of long-term care forever. We’re currently hiring for the position of Scheduler. 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