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By TIM CROFT INSIDE | A11 danger because of coastal ero- at Salinas Park.” located on the cape and he has 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star sion. The Air Force approached Yeager said Butler had looked constituents within the city that [email protected]fl .com Commissioners erupt over PAC Port St. Joe early this year about over the paperwork for Salinas want the lighthouse moved to the the city’s interest in the property. Park and found the lighthouse ap- city to become part of a bayfront The Gulf County Board Coun- County Commissioner Warren propriate for that location. park. ty Commissioners has begun the and oil house. Yeager said a committee of resi- And, he added, he had been “Our No. 1 goal is to preserve process of acquiring the Cape San After Eglin Air Force Base de- dents of St. Joseph Peninsula and approached by someone willing it,” Yeager said. “I personally Blas Lighthouse with an eye to- clared the lighthouse and prop- Cape San Blas was moving ahead to make “a sizeable donation” to don’t have a preference, but I ward relocation to Salinas Park. erty surplus earlier this year, on planning for relocation to Sali- the effort to move the lighthouse have constituents who have dif- County Administrator Don the Department of Interior was nas Park. to Salinas Park. ferent opinions. These are the Butler said he had initiated the charged with disposition to an ap- “We have insurance numbers,” Yeager said he is caught in kind of decisions you have to lengthy application process with propriate party for the purposes Yeager said. “What we’re still something of a dilemma. He has make in this offi ce. Department of Interior to acquire of creating a public park. looking at is the exact number to constituents on the cape that the lighthouse, keepers’ quarters The lighthouse and land is in move the lighthouse and place it want the lighthouse to remain See LIGHTHOUSE A10

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MEXICO BEACH — Three uncertifi ed convicted felons with close ties to former Mexico Beach Fire Depart- ment Chief Brad Hall were hired without drug tests or background checks, a recent Bay County Sher- iff’s Offi ce investigation revealed. They aren’t the only members of the volun- teer fi re department with ties to Hall, who retired recently after months on paid administrative leave during simultaneous in- vestigations by the Florida Department of Law En- JUMP —— From Page 6A forcement and the Bay County Sheriff’s Offi ce; Bow Wow Hall also gave his wife a job. They have been tied to numerous fi re department responses that raised the suspicions of city offi cials, Bash a but investigators were un- able to sustain allegations Star Staff Report event for the organization, which that fi refi ghters falsifi ed relies on fundraising and donations their time sheets and were The seventh annual Bow to keep the doors open. paid for responses to fi cti- Wow Bash masquerade “We rely almost exclusively on tious calls. party held Saturday at this fundraiser and donations to Levi Wilson, a convicted the Centennial Building fund our operations,” said Humane felon, may have had access was once again a success, Society board member Sandi Christy. to confi dential law enforce- From page 6A with 255 guests and an “The funding we get from the county ment databases when he estimated $30,000 or more and (City of Port St. Joe) is about 20 would fi ll in for Cpl. Debo- raised for the St. Joseph percent of what it costs to operate rah Everett, who was often Bay Humane Society. the Humane Society for the year.” late to work before she was The Bow Wow Bash Proceeds from the event also go terminated as a result of is the Humane Society’s toward funding for an annual free the BCSO investigation. biggest fundraiser of the spay and neuter program for Gulf Because all members of year, and is an essential County pet owners. the department used the same password to access the databases, making it impossible to determine who was actually access- ing the databases, BCSO Witness calls State Attorney investigation ‘silliness’ investigators could not sustain this allegation By TIM CROFT re-election campaign with allega- to discuss the investigation and Public Information Offi cer David either. 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tions including complaint with the actions by the PAC. Angier. A response on July 4 [email protected]fl .com Florida Commission on Ethics. The allegations of “blackmail” Angier reported Friday morn- was an example of many That investigation went public as Williams termed it during the ing that the fi le was closed and questionable responses Had Tom Graney of St. Joe Thursday morning during a meet- Commission meeting, and “extor- submitted a letter dated Oct. 16 by the Mexico Beach Fire Beach known what two men iden- ing of the Board of County Com- tion” as it was called in an Oct. 16 from Hess to Florida Department Department, according tifying themselves as investiga- missioners when Port St. Joe res- letter from State Attorney Glenn of Law Enforcement agent Mat- to an email from Mexico tors were inquiring about in early ident Christine McElroy said she Hess, apparently originated with thew Herring telling him to close Beach City Administrator summer he would have told them had cooperated in the investiga- a conversation Graney had with the fi le. He said staff was trying to Chris Hubbard. It shows, to “buzz off.” tion and Commission Chairman Williams in the spring before Wil- locate the fi le. Hubbard wrote, “how the The State Attorney’s Offi ce Bill Williams stated several times liams decided not to seek re-elec- By early Friday afternoon, An- fi re department person- opened an investigation earlier that he had worn a wire during tion to the District 3 seat. gier said the investigation was nel generate their own this year into allegations that the the investigation. Graney’s is the only name open again, based on informa- calls in order to increase Political Action Committee Citi- McElroy was waved to the po- mentioned in Hess’s letter which tion received since Thursday’s their paychecks from zens Improving Gulf County had dium by commissioners during closed the case, which was sub- meeting. the city.” attempted to extort County Com- the public comment portion of the sequently reopened following Subscribe A Freedom Newspaper missioner Warren Yeager from a meeting and immediately began Thursday’sIndex meeting, according to See ‘SILLINESS’ A8 See CHIEF A3 xxxx Opinions 4A Obituaries 4B Legals 11B to The Star Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET xxxxxxx Letters to the Editor 5A Church News 5B Classifieds 12-13B TABLE OF CONTENTS Display Advertising Deadline Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 Fridaya.m. ET11:00 am ET 1B SubscribeSports to The Star 10A Law Enforcement 8B Trades & Services 14B Call 227-1278 Opinion ...... 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When the casting and, yes, aggressive, during this and tell us that we can call came, Maris stood meeting was completely regular for Sad that would not come up, that campaign season. make it. There are many in a line of around 600 to one hour and entirely from another Williams’ memory would be so short. There was nothing on the meeting stories of successful people get a spot in the movie. planet in the next. And yet that issue was beaten and agenda, no item, that would point to who failed time and Frustrated with In other words, it was a sad chapter beaten, despite the wise words of such a brazenly politically diatribe, time again, making the wait, Maris in Gulf County government and a Commissioner Ward McDaniel who by all involved, including the five it big in the end. Valainis decided smear against any did happen to inject that campaign commissioners who seemed to be Henry Ford that it wasn’t worth message county contributions were a personal right amped for battle. failed five times it. government is trying and privilege. Granted it has not always been before he founded While leaving to send beyond its Not everybody lost their senses. pretty this summer and there are the Ford Motor the line of hopefuls, borders. Sad that Williams would allow any tactics that raise howls in adult Company. Colonel Maris was noticed Commissioner member of the public to address an conversation, but the bottom line Sanders of cranks my by one of the Carmen McLemore item that wasn’t on the agenda and is these are citizens exercising Kentucky Fried tractor casting directors actually proclaimed to continue to reveal details of a State their right to protest and engage Chicken had his BN Heard who asked him Tim croft that outside those Attorney’s investigation and then government and they were publicly “secret recipe” to show off his Star news editor borders there are join her, Williams’ repeatedly saying pilloried by publicly-paid elected rejected 1,009 times before basketball skills. the “blow ins” that he had worn a wire as part of the officials because of that exercise in a restaurant thought it was What the casting should just move on back to Georgia or investigation. democracy. finger licking good. director didn’t know was Alabama or wherever they are from if Sad that after that investigation Williams made a repeated Einstein didn’t speak that the young man had they are going to have the temerity to was closed on Oct. 16, a request to mention about courage throughout until the age of four and been cut three times from question government. see the case file was met with the his outburst, but exactly what couldn’t read until the age his high school basketball But of course everything over those statement that based on information kind of courage is entailed when of seven. He was even team. It didn’t matter. last 45 minutes last Thursday was provided after the meeting the case commissioners sit in their cushioned expelled from school. Maris was perfect for the personal and for that, it was a sad day was reopened, the file unavailable. chairs and with prompting abuse Albert turned out alright role of Jimmy Chitwood, for government. Sad that this was a quasi- their own public input rules in order in terms of his scientific the young man who makes Sad for allowing any citizen to representative of the Economic to grind personal axes while there discoveries. the last second shot to win spend 17 minutes at the podium on Development Council and given the is a man with a gun, the sheriff, Abraham Lincoln went the Indiana high school a screed that in the first part had folderol Williams tossed around about protecting them. to war as a captain and state championship. largely been heard before — timed his displeasure with the direction of What kind of courage does a bully In filming the movie, came back a private and coincidentally to a rally on the the consolidated Chamber/EDC model – and this was a 40-minute session eventually became the they had to take two cuts courthouse steps by the villains in he helped create. that would bring suspensions in the President of the United of the game winning shot. commissioners’ little Kabuki theater, Sad that Williams would also use public schools – really possess? States. Jimmy Chitwood/Maris Citizens for Improving Gulf County publicly-paid meeting time, with This was a black eye for Gulf Indiana Jones Valainis made the shot both — and in the second part a campaign staff present and on the clock, to also County. Anyone viewing the second (Harrison Ford) was told times. television commercial. that he didn’t have what If you are one of the few express his views on the upcoming half of that meeting would take away it took to be an actor, so who has never seen the Sad that Commission chair Bill election in the district he chose not to bewilderment at just what kind of he went back to being a movie “Hoosiers,” filmed Williams allowed this to continue; even represent for the next four years. place Gulf County is and what kind carpenter around age 30. in 1986, you should watch participating in as ugly a display of Not only is it unseemly for a sitting of government is operated from the On his second try, he did it. Watch it knowing that Gulf County government that has been commissioner to publically wade into county courthouse complex. ok looking for the lost ark, the fellow who makes that witnessed for years. the fray, to do so in a taxpayer-paid The only message is that a voice fighting Darth Vader and famous shot in the movie Sad that Williams’ fellow function, taking meeting time to is allowed in Gulf County only if it being Tom Clancy’s hero, was actually cut every commissioners allowed a lame duck assert who voters should not vote for is desired to be heard by elected Jack Ryan, on the silver year for three years from commissioner, not even around in a in the coming election, crosses the officials. screen. his high school basketball month, already moved to Tallahassee, boundaries of good taste and good McLemore pretty much summed You get the picture. team. to establish the tenor and tempo for ethics by such a distance the line is it up when he attempted to backtrack Chances are you In his role as Jimmy an astonishing display of bad manners blurred. his statement about “blow-ins” by don’t know about the Chitwood, Valainis only and appalling lack of professionalism. Not to mention that this is a proud mentioning that he encouraged failure I found the other has four lines. They are all Sad that Williams would join the Republican taking sides against the people to move to Gulf County, just night on television. It’s memorable, but his last is cue of outrage at the out-of-county candidate that the county Republican don’t come wishing to tell local because you don’t see the one that will stick with campaign contributions received by Party is endorsing in the election. government what to do. his failures on television, you. With the game on the a BOCC candidate this year, when What is the adage, when a man In other words, please come you see his successes. line, the coach huddles the Williams ran in 2004 and 2008 behind stands for anything, he stands for down to Gulf County – just leave your Most specifically, you players and tells them that a boatload of dollars from out of the nothing. rights as citizens behind. That is a see the success that is Jimmy will not take the county, including the donations from But in reality, this was not a message the Tourist Development inspirational and proves final shot; he will be used an individual and company Williams meeting, this was an ambush against Council can surely brand. that small town heroes are as a decoy. the best when it comes to The players look lifting us up. frustrated and you can His name is “Maris,” see the hurt in Jimmy but he wasn’t a baseball Chitwood’s face. He player. He was a basketball looks up at the coach Perry Mason wouldn’t take this case player. If you love (Gene Hackman) and basketball, chances are you convincingly tells him, “I’ll You know, sometimes sets of explosions had here, we are getting to now about the statute of have seen Maris make one make it.” Of course the I write so bad I have to occurred. As young the jeopardy part. I had a limitations. This crime of the most inspirational coach lets him take the stop and explain it the teenagers we were fun night. I had messed was past history. I had shots ever taken in a shot and Jimmy makes it following week. I believe simply “exploiting the up something awful. been jerked up from the basketball game. and the fictional Huskers the recent Halloween story possibilities” of small I was sorry and truly Halloween Carnival, hauled You probably didn’t from rural Hickory, was pretty straight town America on repentant. I was not in down to the jail house, even realize it was Maris. Indiana win the state forward. It was a a late October no way, fashion, shape held against my will and He was an actor. Maris championship. simple tale about night in the or form ever going to whipped three times pretty The movie is based Valainis played the role of me and the usual aforementioned explode another pumpkin hard for what I considered Jimmy Chitwood in the on the real state boyhood suspects 1964. Patrolman in an inappropriate or ONE lapse of judgment. movie “Hoosiers.” The championship that Milan hollowing out Jim Dick Crews’ dangerous manner. I had Jim Dick didn’t even read movie is about a small High School won in 1954. some pumpkins, sweet tooth had been duly punished. This us our rights. Daddy was rural high school in Indiana There is a lot of drama dropping a couple fortuitously placed whole sorry episode should more geared to the wrongs that defeated a huge in the movie that didn’t of Cherry Bombs in Hunker him at the high Indianapolis high school actually happen. be over. than the “rights” here. He in the state championship The coach was actually them and exploding down school Halloween One of the Jaycees had was pulling some kind of Kesley Colbert in 1952. a young man who never them in various Carnival just as we showed up down at the ex post facto judo on me. The movie is based hit his players. In the and sundry places were getting set jail to complain about the I limped to school on a small rural high movie, Gene Hackman around town. I should have to roll in a few exploding pumpkin scare that took the following Monday. school in Milan, Indiana, was a college coach fired entitled the article, “What projectiles. He caught us place right in the middle I couldn’t hardly sit in that did indeed win the We Did On Halloween red handed. of their Haunted House those hard oak desks. Indiana state high school See heroes a5 Night In 1964 To Create A So now we are all down fundraiser. Daddy, before Me, Jerry, Squeaky, Yogi Little Fun.” at the jail. I’m ready to I had a chance to object or and the other culprits But I kinda thought take my medicine. I was defend myself, whipped me commiserated at lunch. that would have left little wondering about my one again. THAT’S DOUBLE We compared backsides at to the imagination as to phone call when Jim Dick JEOPARDY! And that’s Phys Ed. 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Folks, Ricky threw $34.65 year — $21 six months had been framed! There $33 year — $20 six months bad title selection on my exploded a loaded pumpkin that pumpkin in amongst was no way — Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. part. Enough of you have on Mrs. Boaz’s front steps the fish. Yogi lit the fuse. Daddy had seen and TO ALL ADVERTISERS TO ALL ADVERTISERS mentioned it to me that I ...with her standing there. I was just standing back heard enough for the past In case of error or omissions in advertisements the publishers do am fairly certain it is the Dad was embarrassed behind the World War I three days. He whipped not holdIn case themselves of error liableor omissions for damage in advertisements, further than amount the publishers received for latter. and ashamed of my action cannon so I wouldn’t get me again! And folks, that’s suchdo not advertisement. hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. Let me catch you “with a neighbor, son, with wet. I didn’t really have quadruple jeopardy, I don’t The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is up on where we were. a very good neighbor.” He anything to do with the care who your lawyer is. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is The pumpkins had been took the whole thing a little actual—Daddy whipped me thoughtfully weighed. weighed. The The spoken spoken word word barely barely asserts; asserts; the the printed printed word word thoroughly convinces. convinces. The The spoken spoken word word is is lost; lost; the the printed printed word word remains. remains. scraped out, the bombs too personal I thought. before I had even buttered Respectfully, placed inside and several Now, listen closely my biscuit. 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Fortunately, specialists to discuss variety of financial planning Authority to improve and spouses to ease So much of our hard- service members needn’t go personal finances and help tools. military members’ saving reentry into the civilian earned taxpayer money it alone: Many tax benefits, with budgeting; many banks Military OneSource and investing knowledge workplace (www.taonline. squandered and so many social services and financial and credit unions also offer (www.militaryonesource. (www.saveandinvest. com/TAPOffice). issues unresolved. A assistance programs these services. mil) helps service members org/MilitaryCenter). It’s vital that our military commonly recurring are available to help. Each military and families juggle such The GI Bill provides a understand the benefits theme seems to be the Special tax branch has a relief concerns as money broad range of education available to them – as well as small-minded and short- benefits for active society and many management, spouse benefits for veterans (www. the financial pitfalls to which term view taken by our duty personnel grant emergency employment, education, gibill.va.gov). they may be vulnerable. commissioners on virtually include: loans. Turn to them every major issue. It would If you move first before taking appear that there are because of a out a payday loan. so many considerations permanent change Jason Check-cashing given to every issue by the of station, you may outlets, pawn commission except what is Alderman be able to deduct shops and other best for all of us. unreimbursed moving lenders are prohibited from It is clearly time for a expenses. charging more than 36 change in the caliber of If you serve in a combat percent interest to military our commissioners. I am zone for any part of a families for payday loans. very excited that we are If you do go off-base for able to have a candidate month, any military pay you with the educational and received during that month financial assistance, you’re professional background is not considered taxable responsible for disclosing of Joanna Bryan who is income. your military status in order willing to take on this job. You can also include to receive military rates. This is truly a great nontaxable combat pay Before signing loan opportunity for the hard- as “earned income” when documents, make sure working taxpayers of claiming the Earned Income you fully understand Gulf County to be able Tax Credit for low- to all conditions (annual to have such qualified moderate-income earners. percentage rate, monthly professional talent on our Deadlines for filing tax payment amount, fees, commission. I urge all returns, paying taxes, filing penalties, etc.) Don’t of the voters of District 3 refund claims and taking hesitate to take the to join me in supporting other actions with the IRS paperwork home to think Joanna Bryan in her bid are automatically extended it over or consult with a for county commission. for qualifying military financial advisor. She represents the kind of members. Avoid pawn shop loans leader we need to solve our Joint tax returns that use your car’s title as problems and attract job generally must be signed by collateral. Besides paying opportunities for us and our both spouses. But, when one a very high rate, missing children. spouse is unavailable due to a payment could cost you Mary Virginia DePue military duty, you may use ownership of your car. a power of attorney to file a Many governmental Where is civility? joint return. and private organizations If you’re an armed forces provide financial Dear Editor: reserves member, you can information aimed at the What has happened to deduct unreimbursed travel special needs of the military, civility in this county? Today expenses for travel more I received an unsigned than 100 miles from home to scathing letter deriding Joanna Bryant, candidate perform reserve duties. for County Commissioner, As you transition to District Three. The sender civilian life, you may be was such a coward that he/ able to deduct certain job- Notice of certificatioN of tax roll she did not sign a name. hunting costs. Then I understand at Most military the County Commission installations offer free meeting on Thursday that tax-filing and preparation the session digressed assistance during and/or Pursuant to section 193.122 Florida Statutes, Kesley Colbert, into what a bad candidate after tax filing season. Joanna Bryant is! Shame The IRS’s Armed Forces’ on whoever you were? Tax Guide provides an Property Appraiser for Gulf County hereby gives notice that the Marcia Low excellent summary of many (I sign what I write) important military-related St. Joe Beach tax topics (www.irs.gov). 2012 tax rolls were certified to the Tax Collector on October 25, heroes from page A4 2012 for the collection of taxes. for hitting a player and school in rural Indiana eventually ended up as a that actually did knock out high school coach. There the Goliath high school of Kesley Colbert, CFA was no drunken coach/ their time for the storied father who wandered Indiana high school Gulf County Property Appraiser onto the court like Dennis basketball championship. Hopper did in the movie. When asked about the People seem to need movie, Bobby Plump notes a lot of extra drama in a that the most accurate part movie; that is what directors of the movie is actually the think anyway. It’s kind of game winning shot and the sad when you think about last 18 seconds. Did Bobby it. The screenwriter for Plump actually tell his coach Hoosiers, Angelo Pizzo that he “would make the noted the reasons as being, shot?” “The guys were too nice, the Plump says that he team had no real conflict.” would have never been Hats off to the real bold enough to say that to 1954 Milan High School his coach and that he was basketball team for being a very shy boy (with true too nice and too normal. basketball skills). The real Jimmy Then again, in small Chitwood? His name was towns across America, they actually Bobby Plump. I don’t need to say, “I’ll make guess a basketball hero it.” They know they will. named Bobby Plump is Read more stories online not racy enough, but it was at www.CranksMyTractor. and he was for the little com. Share youropinions Send your letters to :

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By TIM CROFT after commissioners pur- justified in the impact fee Given the amount that Grove incorrect, said he sume, but with coopera- 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star sued more information waiver. ESG was seeking was just did not want the city tion from the public a pro- [email protected]fl .com about precedent and the Oak Grove Church re- waived, “the city is still to make a “knee-jerk re- tocol for addressing the city’s past actions regard- ceived just such a waiver coming out way ahead.” action” and added that red water would be found. Port St. Joe commis- ing impact fees. in 2008 when it built a new But beyond the bottom he too had heard from In broad strokes, the sioners unanimously ap- Two commissioners facility on existing infra- line, the two commission- constituents who ex- study would entail 20 test proved the waiver of wa- questioned whether the structure without an in- ers who sought more in- pressed support for the sites around the city and ter and sewer impact fees city was being consistent crease in use. formation had received waiver. southern portion of the for Eastern Shipbuilding and fair in application of That is the case with constituent feedback suf- “I think this is abso- county to establish the Group, eliminating anoth- impact fees, noting simi- Eastern Shipbuilding, ficient to convince them. lutely the right thing to chemistry of water com- er hurdle as the company lar fees paid by First Bap- which would be tapping “I have not talked to do,” Kennedy said of the ing from the plant com- moves ahead with expan- tist Church. existing water lines in one person who said don’t waiver. pared to that upon arrival sion into Gulf County. Two commissioners the ground for the St. Joe grant them the waiver,” A representative of at those 20 sites. A company representa- argued that the differ- Company. said Commissioner Phil ESG said the company Once baselines are es- tive said there remained ence — the creation of The company wanted McCroan. “I am glad we would assume the costs tablished, a study would some hurdles, but the an estimated 200 jobs in to tap that line, put in me- had the discussion, but I of any installation for continue for 33 weeks to company is close to “pull- Gulf County — tipped the ters and pay for actual us- think we should go ahead meters and associated determine, Buzzett said, ing the trigger.” scales in favor of granting age since it was not using and grant the waiver.” hardware. one of two directions the Several commission- The first hull for outfit- the waiver. the amount already ac- Red water city could go in treating ting is expected to arrive In addition, city attor- counted for by St. Joe. ers noted that the impact the water. at the old paper mill site ney Tom Gibson was not Mayor Mel Magidson fees should have been, as Commissioner Rex One, Buzzett said, sometime between De- able to attend the prior further stated that the St. Chamber executive direc- Buzzett said that in dis- would likely be expensive; cember and February. meeting and commission- Joe Company had paid $5 tor Barry Sellers said, cussions with the North- the other not so much. Commissioners, with ers had incorrect infor- million in upfront tap fees something considered on west Florida Water Man- The NWFWMD will minimal discussion, ap- mation about Oak Grove for a Planned Unit Devel- the front end of the deal agement District and rep- fund the study, Buzzett proved the waiver of some Church, which, it turned opment (PUD), a mix of that brought ESG to Gulf resentatives of the com- said, and there will $74,000 in sewer and wa- out, provided commis- residential and commer- County as it considered pany that designed the be no cost to the city ter impact fees. sioners the precedent cial, that at one time was expanding its operations. water plant, the city and beyond a few manpower The issue had sat for that a Gibson had noted in to be built on the old pa- “To me, all my inves- Preble Rish Engineers, a hours. a little more than a week a letter saying they were per mill site. tigation of the facts … I tentative plan had been “Hopefully we are go- think we are getting value mapped for a study to ad- ing to find a solution to for our citizens,” Magid- dress the chronic red wa- the problem,” Buzzett son said. ter issue. said. “Another study and Commissioner Bill Buzzett said citizens more time, I realize, that Kennedy, acknowledging might not be too happy is nothing anybody wants he had some of the cir- about the length of time to hear, but what are we cumstances around Oak such a study would con- going to do.”

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By TIM CROFT Pitts said. thority chairman Leonard ting the “lay of the land” at a huge demand for fabri- force Board and Gulf Coun- 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star The fi rst step for the Costin. “I’d like people to the port. cated vessels on the world ty Schools were teaming to [email protected]fl .com update is a stakeholders’ know this is an important Pitts also noted that the market. This thing could soon offer an evening weld- meeting, or public hear- meeting.” Port Authority has recent- grow by 40 percent in 12 ing class for those interest- The Port of Port St. ing, concerning the port’s As the process hits ly been approached by two months.” ed, regardless of age. Cos- Joe has been awarded a plans, the lands they are milestones, such as the parties interested in leas- Raffi eld said there was tin said the college was ex- $70,000 grant from the planning for development stakeholders’ meeting, ing a portion of the barge particular need for welders amining similar programs. Florida Department of and seeking input. the grant funding will be bulkhead along the Intra- and said it was important of In addition, Pitts report- Economic Development Some stakeholders are disbursed. With the grant coastal Waterway. teamwork among St. Joe, ed that activity at the Cham- to fund the update of the identifi ed and invited, Pitts Pitts and Nadine Lee, who ESG and the Port Authority ber of Commerce, where port master plan. said. have worked at the Port regarding issues pertaining ESG representatives take The Port Authority Those include both the Authority more than a de- Workforce to the workforce and any in- applications twice a week, board also heard encour- municipalities in the coun- cade will be able to draw During a discussion centives to expanding into had picked up. aging word on maintain- ty, the Board of County some salary. pertaining to Eastern Gulf County. As of last week, 100 peo- ing the critical designa- Commissioners, the Gulf Pitts was apprecia- Shipbuilding Group and the “We must all talk on the ple had been hired through tion of being part of the County Economic Coun- tive but noted the overall city of Port St. Joe’s initial same page,” Raffi eld said, the Chamber, though the state’s Strategic Intermo- cil/Chamber of Commerce, goal was larger than any reluctance to waive water “that we are all coming to- exact number from Gulf dal System and on instruc- Opportunity Florida and salary. and sewer fees (see story gether for the sake of the County was unknown. tion to enhance the local Waterfronts Florida among “What we’re doing here on page A6), Raffi eld turned community.” “The labor is a con- workforce in anticipation others. is an opportunity,” Pitts to what could be done about In several fronts, there cern for them,” Pitts said. of the arrival of Eastern Beyond that, the meet- said. “Everybody here is the local workforce. is progress. “It’s a problem we need Shipbuilding Group either ing seeks input from all in- trying to work together to “The big issue for (East- Loretta Costin with the to solve. I’m encouraged late this year or early next terested parties concern- make something happen ern) is getting the labor,” Gulf/Franklin Center said by the traffic we have year. ing the direction the port here.” Raffi eld said. “There is that the Gulf Coast Work- seen.” The DOE grant will al- is moving. low Port Director Tommy “What we’re doing is Pitts to do most of the providing an opportunity SIS designation work in-house, while fi - for comments and feed- Pitts reported opti- nally drawing a salary that back,” Pitts said. “This mism regarding the port’s exceeds one dollar per is the fi rst step, the time application to extend by month. for interested parties at least three years its The update of the mas- to share their thoughts designation as part of ter planning document is about the port and port Florida’s SIS. crucial as the port moves development.” Some 75 percent of forward with development The ability to do the FDOT discretionary fund- under collaboration be- work primarily in-house is ing is earmarked for proj- tween the Port Authority important for a port that is and St. Joe Company. as yet undeveloped and in ects within the SIS. “The properties com- need of revenue. A letter requesting the mitted to port develop- Pitts has been involved extension — the current ment have changed so in two other updates of the SIS designation expires dramatically,” Pitts said. same plan and the require- in spring 2013 — has been “The collaboration with ments for some technical drafted and communicated St. Joe brings the mill site data have been moved to to the District III FDOT of- in. There is the Arizona later in the process. Pitts fi ce in Chipley. Chemical property, the rail said he is confi dent the “I talked to (Secre- access. The funding the work can be completed tary Tommy Barfi eld) and state makes available for in-house. there is favor being shown ports is for property within The St. Joe Company to us,” Pitts said. “There the port master plan.” will provide GIS mapping is an expectation it will be Those properties will and graphics assistance approved at the main of- also likely include those and the Florida Depart- fi ce in Tallahassee. There lands and activity to the ment of Transportation is support for this port north of the Intracoastal will assist with transporta- there also.” Waterway owned and op- tions issues pertaining to Board member Eugene erated by Woods and Raf- the port. Raffi eld said he sensed “a fi eld Fisheries. “The critical thing for green light” for the appli- “We included them in us right now is moving for- cation as staff from FDOT the 2003 update and we ward on this stakeholders’ was recently in Port St. can include them again,” meeting,” said Port Au- Joe taking photos and get- 2086399

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103545+0& '-5IF(VMG$PBTU)PQF$FOUFSJTBQQSPBDIJOHJUTPOFZFBSBOOJWFSTBSZ8FXBOUUPTBZ i5IBOL:PVwUPBMMUIPTFXIPIFMQFEVTHFUFTUBCMJTIFE8FBSFOPXBDUJWFJONFFUJOHOFFETBOEDIBOHJOH RISH MJWFTBSPVOEPVSBSFBPGUIF(VMG$PBTU (PEIBTSJTFOVQBXPOEFSGVMNJOJTUSZJO1PSU4U+PF*UJTEFTJHOFEUPPòFSIFMQUPGPMLTJO(VMGBOE TVSSPVOEJOHDPVOUJFTXIPIBWFNBOZVONFUOFFET4PNFBSFIPNFMFTTNBOZBSFBUSJTLPG Hello, my name is James Rish and I am a IPNFMFTTOFTT1BZJOHSFOU VUJMJUJFT CVZJOHGPPE DMPUIJOHBOENFEJDJOFBSFDPOTUBOUTIPSUGBMMT E GPSUIFTUSVHHMJOH VOFNQMPZFE VOEFSFNQMPZFE FMEFSMZBOEDIJMESFO VERY GOOD candidate for the office of 4FWFSBM1PSU4U+PFSFTJEFOUT JODMVEJOH.BUU4DPHHJOT IBEWJTJPOPGFTUBCMJTIJOHBTQFDJBM4 .JTTJPOUPCFHJOUPNFFUUIPTFOFFET.BUU BMPOHUJNFWPMVOUFFSXJUI1BOBNB$JUZ3FTDVF Gulf County Property Appraiser. .JTTJPO KPJOFEPVSDPSQPSBUF#PBSEPG%JSFDUPSTBOECFDBNFUIF#PBSET$PNNJUUFFMFBEFS It is not because I do have experience in appraising cattle, guns, or property. It is not because I GPSUIFOFXMZGPSNFE(VMG$PBTU)PQF$FOUFS BQJMPUQSPHSBN did take the time and expense to complete the courses to be a private appraiser. Plus, it is not %VSJOHPVSBTTFTTNFOUNPOUIT XFGPVOEBZPVOHXPNFOBOEIFSZFBSPMETPOMJWJOH because I just want a job or to hold on to one…(as is the case with some). VOEFSUIFCSJEHFBWFUFSBOVOFNQMPZFEBOEIPNFMFTTGBNJMJFTXJUIPVUGPPE VUJMJUJFT DVUPòOPUJDFT NBOZIBWJOHDMPUIJOHOFFETGPSUIFNTFMWFTBOEUIFJSDIJMESFO It is the case that now it is clear to me why that Gulf County is typically somewhere in the vicinity 5IFZBMMOFFEFEIPQF IPQFUIBUDPNFTGSPN$ISJTUBOEIJTDBSJOHQFPQMF5 of next to last in population in the state. It is now clear to me why it is that we do not have the 8JUIBMPUPGXPSL QSBZFSBOEDPNNVOJUZBTTJTUBODF XFNFUUIPTFOFFET money to pay school teachers, school bus drivers, and even the police a decent wage. *UXBTBCJHUBTL CVUXFTFSWFB#JH(PE We live in a county where a certain large corporation and some well connected families get 8FOPXIBWFBOPóDFTFUVQBU.BUUT4UBS$PMMJTJPOCVTJOFTTPOUIFXFTUFOEPG very Lenient appraisals for taxation on their property. The rest of us by enlarge...Do Not. In 1PSU4U+PF"HSPXJOHOVNCFSPGWPMVOUFFSTBTTJTUUIF(VMG$PBTU)PQF$FOUFSBTJU CFDPNFTBWJUBMQBSUPGCFOFWPMFODFNJOJTUSZJO(VMG 'SBOLMJOBOE$BMIPVODPVOUJFT case you missed it, that discrepancy puts some at a definite advantage and the rest of us at a 4USBUFHJFTBSFJOUIFXPSLTGPSEFWFMPQJOHTFSWJDFTBOEBSFGFSSBMOFUXPSL disadvantage. If I was not already from here, the idea of moving here and paying higher than /PXBMMXFOFFEJTZPV/ 5IFTVQQPSUPGDPODFSOFETUFXBSETPG(PETSFTPVSDFTJTUIF my share of taxes would be some what of a deterrent from even coming here. My problem is POMZXBZUIF3FTDVF.JTTJPOIBTFWFSPQFSBUFE5IF(VMG$PBTU)PQF$FOUFSXJMM that I am from here. Even remember twice asking my mother when I was a child…”where is it øPVSJTIUIFTBNFXBZ I am from… We Wa Hit Ch a Where?” 5IFDIBMMFOHFTPGUIFVQDPNJOHIPMJEBZTXJMMCFIFSFTPPO We need the new county appraiser to be someone who is not at all interested in being in the #FBTHFOFSPVTBTZPVSQSBZFSTXPVMEMFBEZPV pocket of corporate interest, self appointed Royal Families, or anyone else for that matter. 7PMVOUFFSUPIFMQVTHSPXBOEEJTUSJCVUFUIFATUPSFIPVTF Moreover, to me, the position of county appraiser is more than just a job. Given our situation, it PGSFTPVSDFTGPSUIFMFBTU MBTUBOEMPTU is more like a sacred trust to clean up the Good Old Boy cronyism that has plagued our county .BJMDIFDLTNBEFQBZBCMFUP. for decades. Too many people (myself included) have had their life interrupted and hurt.. because 1$3.(VMG$PBTU)PQF$FOUFS 10#PY 1PSU4U+PF of Disproportionate Tax Assessments. As it is, we might as well be living in the Feudal system. 8FXJMMIFMQQSPWJEFGPSUIFCBTJDOFFETPGQFPQMFJOUIJTBSFB You know where the landed gentry get to rule, and the rest of us get to be Tax Paying Peasants. (PUPXXXQDSNJTTJPOPSH($)$UPHFUNPSFJOGPSNBUJPO  To have a FAIR chance of making it here (in our own county), we need an appraiser dedicated PSNBLFBTFDVSF POMJOFEPOBUJPO to the idea of making everyone’s appraisal commensurate with what is FAIR. Not only is this Right, it is also something that will attract others to want to live here and invest here. The better it is for everybody then the better it is for the local economy. For us to make the best use of what we have; (without harm to our neighbor or harm from a county appraiser with a hidden agenda) we seriously need a public servant who actually serves the public. Those from my family who have been in public service have always done exactly that…serve the public. In conclusion, a Vote for Jim Rish is a Vote to Dismantle the Good Old Boy favoritism. Just because there are those who want to remain a Big Fish in a small pond does not mean the rest of us have to go along with it. This wide spread injustice of lopsided appraisals has cost our county Millions of dollars in tax money due to under appraised property for those “too good to pay their fair share”. It can be corrected. political advertisement paid for by James rish, democratic candidate for Gulf county property appraiser A8 | The Star Local Thursday, November 1, 2012 ‘SILLINESS’ from page A1 Angier said no one else the other investigator and right, Hess wrote — came able doubt,” Hess wrote to Williams acknowledged the campaign season heat- with the State Attorney’s they did not offer business forward to verify Graney’s Herring. “In this instance “wearing a wire” several ed up and talked strategy. Offi ce could comment on cards. statements about the PAC. the question is whether times during Thursday’s Graney — who is not the investigation. The investigators came As Graney was the only there is a crime or just meeting of the BOCC, call- a member of the PAC, Hess’ letter states that to Graney’s house, asked witness to the allegations dirty politics; reasonable ing the investigation one says he does not know while “allegations of ex- to speak to him and over that Citizens Improving people could well differ.” involving blackmail. their membership but has tortion pertaining to Gulf 45 minutes asked him a Gulf County had attempted Graney said he believes He could not be reached worked with PAC presi- County Commissioner series of questions about to extort Yeager from the he is the source of the alle- for comment Friday. dent Jim Garth in the past Warren Yeager establishes what he knew about the race for the District 5 seat, gations and believed they Graney said his name — said the questions inves- probable cause,” the en- PAC. Graney freely obliged, Hess said the charges stemmed from a conversa- shows up because he was tigators asked when they tire case rested with state- he said. could not be sustained be- tion he had with Williams one person who talked to visited weeks later quickly ments made by Graney to In his letter, Hess noted yond a reasonable doubt. concerning campaign investigators. provided an idea that the the two investigators, one no other witnesses — sev- “A prosecutor’s respon- strategy. Graney believes He told investigators conversation with Williams whom identifi ed himself eral other people were con- sibility is to charge crimes Williams recorded the that in the spring he had was not confi dential. as Herring. Graney said he tacted and declined to an- when the facts can be conversation without his given Williams an idea of He told investigators did not recall the name of swer questions as is their proven beyond a reason- knowledge. the political landscape as what he had told Williams from what he had learned from Garth; that the PAC would be campaigning against incumbents and the PAC believed it had suffi cient ammunition to unseat them. Graney said all he told investigators was what he had been told by Garth and later had relayed to Williams. “I just wanted to let (Williams) know what was out there,” Graney said. “That is what I told the in- vestigators. They said that could be interpreted as a threat. I said I don’t think so and I was sure Williams and Yeager didn’t see it as a threat.” From Graney investiga- tors contacted a number of other people, though McElroy is the only other person known to have spo- ken to investigators, ac- knowledging she had met with investigators several times. Graney said he offered investigators a sit down with him and Garth and offered to get Garth on the phone while the investi- gators were in his house. They declined and the meeting among the four of them never happened. The investigators asked Graney to wear a wire and record a conversation with Garth, which he refused, Graney added. The investigation then “died” Graney said for a time before coming back to life shortly after the Au- gust primary. Graney said had he known from the outset the intent of the investigators visit he would have cut it short. “If I had any idea what they were talking about I would have told them to buzz off,” Graney said. “I got myself bush-whacked by Williams. This thing was a comedy routine. It was Keystone Kops. This is silliness.” Graney said he would like to know if Williams was authorized by the State At- torney to record their con- versation. If not, he said, he believes it is illegal for an individual to record any conversation without the other person’s knowledge. He said he had no clue Williams, a friend for more than a decade, was recording the campaign discussion.

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(Pd.Pol.Ad.) A10 | The Star Local Thursday, November 1, 2012 Lighthouse from page A1 “What I’ve suggested created more than a heads was such that some work. priorities and where is the and design for a parking to (Port St. Joe Mayor Mel year ago. assistance was needed. “To me the Chamber/ budget,” Williams said. area north of the Stump Magidson) is let’s have a Butler said county staff Commissioner Bill Wil- EDC issue is unresolved,” Sellers came to the po- Hole portion of State 30-E. public meeting. We need to was overwhelmed and liams, however, said he Williams said. “The EDC is dium to note that he had The parking area would have public input and try to heading toward a signifi- wondered if the board going to be a major issue,” been promised twice the have 100 spots and rest- reach a consensus.” cant problem with several should be looking at the particularly if the county budget the county and city rooms on three-quarters of key department heads Chamber/EDC before con- takes back the EDC under had funded, that staff has an acre. — Joe Danford in Public sidering a new addition to its umbrella. been lost at the Chamber/ Creating the parking Chamber/EDC Works, David Richardson staff. “What are we doing with EDC and that progress is area is linked to the beach A discussion initiated with the Building and Plan- Williams said he had the EDC?” Williams said. nonetheless being made. renourishment project, in by Butler concerning the ning Department and But- learned the Chamber board Commissioner Ward “We are getting a lot of which county funding was possibility of hiring a utility ler — are within five years was proposing to divide du- McDaniel said the board bang with very little buck,” in part based on beach employee to work across of retirement. ties and bring in a Cham- needed to be proactive Sellers said. access. several offices became a Commissioners need a ber point person to free on the manpower issues By creating the 100-spot debate about the direction succession plan in place for executive director Barry and needed to thoroughly area, it would turn that area of the consolidated Cham- Danford, but additionally, Sellers for EDC work solely workshop the issue for Beach access from a secondary beach ac- ber of Commerce/Eco- given staffing cuts during and wondered how, on the solutions. Commissioners ap- cess point to a primary ac- nomic Development Coun- the past several years, the $40,000 provided by the “It is fine to look at utili- proved spending just less cess point per the renour- cil model commissioners workload on department county and city, that would ty players, but what are the than $10,000 for engineering ishment provisions.

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By TIM CROFT hopes that the candidate singled out by 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star McElroy, Joanna Bryan, “loses” and said [email protected]fl .com the State Attorney investigation is the public’s business. With a bit of prodding from a citizen, Williams and Bryan are both Repub- county commissioners spent the last por- licans, and the local Republican Party is tion of last week’s meeting in vocal out- endorsing Bryan. rage about the Political Action Committee According to a Public Information Of- Citizens Improving Gulf County. fi cer with the State Attorney’s Offi ce, Commissioner Carmen McLemore the investigation was closed without any provided a hint of what was to become charges being brought on Oct. 16. when he insisted that county attorney The PIO said it was reopened after last Jeremy Novak state for the record that week’s meeting. he did not have a confl ict of interest Commissioner Ward McDaniel told pertaining to future decisions concern- McElroy anybody had the right to make ing BP litigation, given that McLemore campaign contributions as he or she had worked for BP in the aftermath of wished. the spill. Williams said the PAC’s campaign had Novak said it was up to McLemore become too personal. to fi le the appropriate forms and to clar- “You have the right to question our de- ify any potential ongoing confl ict from cisions, but you do not have the right to McLemore’s employment. As noted later personal attacks,” he said, directing his in the meeting by Bill Koran, McLemore remarks to several PAC members in the earned roughly $250,000 after the Deep- meeting room. “They know no bounds. It water Horizon oil spill. is not about bullying, it is about being a According to his annual fi nancial fi l- coward.” ings, McLemore’s net worth spiked from McLemore suggested members of the under $90,000 to nearly $300,000 while PAC were “blow-ins” to the county who working for BP. should just go back to Georgia and Ala- But the fi reworks were lit when Port bama and quit telling elected offi cials how St. Joe resident Christine McElroy, who to act. is working with Economic Development Later, McLemore suggested that he Council on strategic planning, came to the wanted people to move to Gulf County but podium to speak. not come intent on telling government McElroy said she was concerned about what to do. an effort that seemed less about politics Williams said the PAC included mali- than “destroying lives and hurting people cious and cold-hearted people and added in the community.” his own accusation about alleged acts by She said she had cooperated with a State the PAC to those detailed by McElroy, who Attorney investigation into what Commis- had detailed the same acts before com- sioner Bill Williams called a “blackmail” missioners in August. attempt by the PAC against Commis- Bill Koran, who ran against Yea- sioner Warren Yeager and launched into a ger for the District 5 seat, came to the discussion about the link between the PAC podium to note that McLemore made and campaign contributions from some $250,000 while working with BP, itself a members for a candidate in District 3. confl ict, and nearly one-third the entire Williams said the PAC was “out of amount of fi ne money the county has control” and acknowledged he also had received to date. cooperated with the State Attorney in- He also challenged commissioners to vestigation by wearing a wire to obtain provide a single instance in which Koran incriminating evidence about the alleged had said something that was not true. blackmail. After additional back and forth, com- Williams, a Republican, added his missioners moved to the next issue. A12 | The Star Local Thursday, November 1, 2012 Big Bend public, private sectors form alternative fuels coalition

Star Staff Report Clean Cities Coalition to Big Bend residents to con- quality, through the use of blends, fuel economy, and The BBCCC covers promote cleaner alterna- sider domestically pro- cleaner burning fuels and idle reduction.” Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Representatives of the tive fuels and vehicles in duced alternative fuels to fuel reduction strategies,” The coalition is working Liberty, Franklin, Leon, public and private sectors 10 North Florida counties. reduce our dependence on said BBCCC Coordinator toward offi cial designation Wakulla, Jefferson, Madi- have formed the Big Bend “Our goal is to encourage foreign oil and improve air Rob Wilson of Tallahassee. by the U.S. Department of son and Taylor counties. “With the Leon County Energy as a part of the Na- Private-sector members School District running tional Clean Cities Coalition include Dale Earnhardt Jr. many of its buses on com- program, which could lead Chevrolet, Ferrell Gas, Mul- pressed natural gas and the to federal grants support- ligan Propane, Matthews City of Tallahassee also us- ing development of alterna- Buses, Allergy & Asthma ing CNG–powered vehicles, tive fuel and transportation Diagnostic, Sustainable Tal- we are off to a good start in programs in the Big Bend lahassee, Green Building developing alternative fuels area. Group, Florida Natural Gas in the Big Bend.” The Florida Gold Coast Association and NoPetro. The BBCCC’s mission Clean Cities Coalition and People, organization or statement calls for develop- the Florida Space Coast companies interested in ing “public/private partner- Clean Cities Coalition are learning more about the b$OMEASYOUARE^ ships to promote alternative supporting and mentoring BBCCC should visit www. fuels and vehicles, vehicle the Big Bend group. bbcleancities.org. /OTFANCYJUST FRESHLOCALSEAFOODc NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the 2012 Tax Roll has been delivered by the Gulf County Property Daily SpecialS: Appraiser to the Gulf County Tax Collector. The 2012 Tax Roll is open for collection beginning Monday: November 1, 2012. Fried Catfish dinner with two side items: $9.95 The Tax Collector’s office is located in the Gulf County Courthouse, Room 147, 1000 Cecil Fried Catfish Sandwich with one side: $5.99 G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Office hours are from 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. EST, Monday through Friday, except holidays. The mailing address 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room TueSday & WedneSday: CloSed 147, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Real and Personal Property taxes will be collected as levied by the following Taxing Authorities: ThurSday: Shrimp dinner with two side items: $10.95 Gulf County Board of County Commissioners Shrimp Po’Boy with one side: $7.95 Gulf County School Board Northwest Florida Water Management District City of Port St. Joe Friday: City of Wewahitchka Fried Mullet dinner with Fries & Coleslaw: $9.95 St. Joseph Fire Control District hamburger with Fries $ 5.95 Tupelo Fire Control District Howard Creek Fire Control District SaTurday: CoMe WaTCh The gaMeS WiTh uS Overstreet Fire Control District $2.00 longnecks: Bud Light, Budweiser, Miller Lite, Coors Light MSTU-G 10 wings 7.99, 20 wings 15.99, Fried green Beans 6.99. MSTU-I Discount Schedule Sunday: Buy one entrée’ at regular price get 2nd entrée’ at ½ Price. 4% Discount if paid in November **of equal or lesser value** 3% Discount if paid in December haPPy hour everyday 4 P.M. To 6 P.M. 2% Discount if paid in January $1.50 Bud lighT & Miller liTe draFT, $2.50 Well drinkS, $3.00 houSe Wine. 1% Discount if paid in February Payable without discount in March iCe Cold oySTer’S on The halF Shell, Fried, Baked or STeaMed. *Shark card discounts do not apply to daily specials* Taxes delinquent April 1 oPen daily noon Till 9 P.M. SeaFood MarkeT & PaCkage STore oPen 7 dayS a Week 11 a.M. Till 7 P.M. Shirley J. Jenkins Tax Collector 2413 Sr 30a (SiMMonS Bayou) JuST 6 MileS e. oF PSJ Gulf County, Florida ŷŸűt88853*1-&5"*-44&"'00%$0. (850) 229-5353

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For the second week in a row the Jaguars and Dol- phins hosted undefeated teams. This week it was the 4-0 Tigers from Blount- stown that were trying to knock the defending cham- pion Port St. Joe teams off their perch. They were to be denied. The Jaguars, as has become their habit, scored early and often. On their fi rst possession, Jasmine Both Gene Raffi eld football teams were victorious this Thomas powered off the week. left side, broke a tackle, cut to the sideline and behind conversion making the fi nal times for a total of 130 yards a crushing block by Trey score 28-7 Jaguars. and 3 TD’s. Brennon Fox- Sanders went all the way Not to be outdone by the worth led the defense with 6 to score the Jags fi rst 6- Jaguars, the Dolphins came tackles. Jay Stuckey had 4 points. The conversion at- out ready to play and play tackles while Keaston Hop- tempt failed. PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR hard. Their fi rst touchdown per and De’Marion Gray The very next posses- The teams take on the Wewahitchka Warriors this weekend. was set up by a 69-yard run each had a fumble recovery. sion gave the Jags another by Josh Farmer. Max Car- The strong effort on both of- TD, this time the result of a ger fumble on their 19-yard quarterback for a 30-yard when Thomas had a 35-yard gill then went the fi nal 3- fense and defense gave the 31-yard scamper by Thom- line. Four plays later Ethan loss. pick-6 bringing the score to yards to the end zone. Dolphins a 30-6 win and a as. Bryce Register ran in “Freight Train” Lafontaine Blountstown worked 28-0 Jags. Late in the fourth Just before half time, 4-0 record. the 2-point conversion. carried the ball in from the hard to score in the second quarter a Jaguar turnover George Foxworth threw a This Saturday the Dol- Jacob Renfro, the Jag- 5-yard line. Thomas made half by using spread forma- gave the Tigers a short 60-yard pass and run to his phins and Jaguars will meet uar defense’s ball magnet, the conversion good. The tions and throwing the ball fi eld and they scored on an brother Brennon Foxworth county rivals, the Wewa set up the next Port St. Joe half ended when Khayyon often. It backfi red midway excellent run around end, for another 6-points. Warriors in Wewahitchka TD when he recovered a Ti- Zaccaro sacked the Tiger through the third quarter then kicked for the 1-point Farmer carried the ball 9 starting at 10 a.m. ET. LGA Autumn Action tournament PSJ Soccer hosts Star Staff Report

The weather was perfect for the annual LGA Autumn Action Golf Tournament at St tourney this weekend Joseph Bay Golf Club during a recent Sunday. The play- Special to The Star vals Franklin County and Port St Joe. ers had a great time, good Games will continue through Satur- weather, a fun game, won The Port St Joe High School day at Sam Cox field (behind the PSJ prizes and ate “low country Boys soccer team will see its first football stadium), with games at 2, 4, 6 shrimp boil” which included competitive action this weekend at and 8 p.m. Come out and Cole slaw and key lime pie SPECIAL TO THE STAR home, as the team hosts a Jamboree support your PSJ Boys, who were served up by Gourmet Chef The winning team of Debbie Ashbrook, Andrew of four quality high school teams. 15-3-1 last year, won the District Cham- Now! The Hole in One was Rowell, Herman Bell and Tina Lacourse join Dr. Pat The Jamboree starts off with a Fri- pionship and were Regional runners sponsored by Bill Creamer Hardman for a photo. day night contest at 6 p.m. ET with ri- up. Chevrolet but unfortunately, although, a lot a players got “close”, no one went home with the new, red Chevrolet Cruze. Sharks win last home game Men, women and teens played for cash prizes. There was a three-way tie Special to The Star fourth quarter, making for off, Dusty Richter made for fi rst with a score of 61, an exciting game until the a great hit to keep FAMU and the fi nal winners were In their last home game end. deep in its own territory. determined by elimination. of the season Oct. 19, the With 1:25 left in the Two plays later, Troy Wil- First place was a mixed team Port St. Joe Sharks beat game, Ramello Zaccaro liams picked off a last with two club members and Teens from Port St. Joe High School, Sammy Bucciori, the FAMU Rattlers 7-0, in picked off a FAMU pass ditch pass by FAMU two from Tyndall AFB-Deb- Morgan Kennington, Witt Schoaf, and Javarri a tough defensive battle. at the 50 yard line and ran to seal the win for the bie Ashbrook, Andrew Row- Beachum, were sponsored by a pair of doctors from The Sharks took on a it back to the Sharks’ 20. Sharks. ell, Herman Bell, and Tina tough Rattler team whose After a couple of running They were led by Dal- Lacourse. Second was a St Tennessee. record was very mislead- plays, Freshman Quar- las Burke’s 19 tackles and Joe Team-Penelope Eva- Gulf County. Thanks to our ance, Scallop Cove Bait and ing at 3-3. The FAMU terback Troy Williams hit Natron Lee’s 14 tackles. noff, Tom Adams, Hershel businesses and citizens who Tackle, David Lister-Dentist, schedule consists of both Zaccaro with a hitch and The Sharks will continue Neel, and Wayne Rish. Third made this tournament a ma- Crystal DePuy, Duran Pig- go pass to score with 1:08 the season with a 5-2 re- also was a St Joe Team-Sta- 3A and 4A district teams. jor golf tournament success. gly Wiggly, Parker Real Es- left on the clock. Justin cord. The Sharks’ next cey Kervin, Larry Wilson, The Sharks were in a Gulf County youth will ben- tate, Sundance Realty, Fish Hites’ extra point was game is on the road Fri- Marvin Shinfessil, and Dick good defensive battle and efi t greatly from their gener- House Restaurant, Look Out good. day, as they take on Lib- Davis. Prizes were given for both teams made great Lounge, Beach Walk, St Joe Closest to the Line and Clos- osity this year. defensive stops in the On the ensuing kick- erty County High School. est to the Pen for men and The major sponsors Auto Parts, and Covenant women. Nola Tolbert from were Gulf County Tourist Hospice. the St James Bay Club was Development Council, GAC Door Prizes were provid- the Putting Champion. Contractors, Penelope’s ed by Aline’s-Gloria Thomp- Sharks pummel West Gadsden A team of teens from Pet Stop, C W Roberts Con- son, Bow Wow Beach Shop, Port St Joseph High School tractors, Progress Energy, Trading Post, Sunset Coastal Special to The Star left for a 52-yard touch- score offensively. was sponsored by Dr. Anne Preble Rish, Inc, Gulf 2 Grill, Dockside Café’, Scal- down run. The extra point The last two Shark lop Cove Bait & Tackle, Pat Brown and Dr. Fred Thoma- Bay Construction, The Port was no good. scores came from a 7- Inn, MainStay Suites, Dr. Hardman, Apalachicola The Port St. Joe Sharks son of Tennessee. The four The Sharks continued yard run by Zaccaro and Anne Brown and Dr. Fred ACE Hardware, Ethel Bard- came out victorious in a players were Sammy Buc- to score in the fi rst half on a recovered fumble in the Thomason, Forgotten Coast sley, Eda Ruth Taylor, BHG district game on the road ciori, Morgan Kennington, touchdown runs by Dusty end zone by Freshman Realty, El Governor Motel Real Estate, IFREC Real against West Gadsden Witt Shoaf, and Javarri Bea- Richter, 12 yards, Natrone Umstead Sanders after a and Coastal Community Estate School, Debbie Ash- Oct. 25, beating the Pan- chum. Sammy won fi rst thers 57-7. Lee, 4 yards, with Zaccaro good hit by freshman tack- place Winner and is quite a Association. brook, Wyndam Vacations, The Sharks offense and Corey North both with le Clay Raffi eld, bringing golfer since he took fi rst last Hole sponsors were Thirsty Goat, Port Inn, Main was on track, fi rst with a one yard touchdown runs. the score up 57-0. year as well. Closest to the Capital City Bank Group, Stay Suites, Kaotic Ink, Bay Cadence Bank, Centennial Breeze Antiques, Beach 2 yard quarterback sneak Richter fi nished the scor- The Panthers scored Line winner was Morgan ing before half time with on a 70-yard run to end the Kennington and Closest to Bank, Gulf Coast Vacation Combers III, Mimi Upscale by Ramello Zaccaro, with a 41-yard interception re- game with a fi nal score of the Hole was Witt Schoaf. Rentals, Gulf Coast Real Es- Resale, Port Side Trading a successful extra point by turn. Hites made one of 57-7. All the proceeds from tate Group, Wesley Electric, Post, Gourmet Chef Now, Justin Hites, bringing the the four extra point kicks the tournament go to fund The Port Fine Wines, Beach The Grove, No Name Café, Sharks up by 7. The Sharks are 6-2 the programs of two local Properties, Williams Plumb- Gulf Coast Electrical Cor- After an interception by before the half, leaving the overall and 2-1 in the dis- charities. The High School ing, Cape Trading Post, St poration, Paul Gants Bar- Jak Riley on the Panthers’ score at the half 44-0. trict. The Sharks have a High program at St Joseph ACE Hardware, St beque, El Governor, Clip- next offensive series, Jar- The second half started big district game against Joseph Bay High School Joe Shrimp Company, Wy- per Shop, Andrea’s Nails kiece Davis took the hand- with a running clock, but Liberty County Friday in will use its funding to pro- onne Pickett, Beach Realty at the Clipper Shop, Apala- off and scampered around the Sharks continued the Bristol at 7:30. vide summer internships for of Cape San Blas, Scallop chicola Fitness, Gulf Coun- job training for students in Cove BP, Hannon Insurance ty Tourist Development the High School High Tech Agency, Sunset Bay Manage- Council, One Way Fitness, Program. The proceeds will ment Group, Pridgeon-Rish St Joseph Bay Golf Club, Wewahitchka Cross Country report fund approximately half of Sunday School Class, Sandy Cadence Bank, Centennial the students’ stipend. The & James Christie, Carpet Bank, Gulf County Cham- Special to The Star The girls team was led by Sha Ma- Gulf County Domestic Vio- Country, Tifco Enterprises, ber of Commerce, St Jo- rio Cole and followed by Ashleigh lence Task Force will use its Bayside Lumber & Building seph Bay Golf Club, Cove- Both Wewahitchka High School Price, Brittany Griffin, McKenna Wa- funding for educating youth Supply, The Star, Big Fish nant Hospice, St. Joe Auto Cross Country teams competed in ters, Tara Walding, Rylee Waters and against domestic violence Construction, Appliance So- Parts and Radio Shack. the Brooke Hysmith. and to assist those in domes- lution, Ed’s Red Hot Sauce, Thanks again to every- Panhandle Championship on Oct. 20. The team also went to Altha on Oct. tic violence situations in Gulf GPM Financial LLC, Mel one who made this a most The boys team did well, lead by Josh 24 with the girls team finishing in first County. Magdison, Bayside Animal successful tournament, in- Epps and followed by Micah Lister, Eli- place and the boys in third. The Autumn Action was Hospital, Buy Rite, El Gover- cluding the excellent staff at jah Sarmiento, Shaquille Scott, Jason Wewahitchka Cross Country also a huge success because of nor, Coast 2 Coast, Dr. Renee St Joseph Bay Golf Club who Haire, Colby Gay, Tony Buckley-Paige, competed at Port St. Joe High School the players and because of Coffey, Emerald Coast Strip- made sure everyone had a Charlie Laird, Josh Daulton, Weston on Oct. 29. The teams are coached by all the generous sponsors in ing Company, Brown Insur- great time. Sarmiento, and Jonah Bidwell. Mary Holley and Jay Bidwell. E-mail outdoors news to [email protected] A starfl .com UTDOORS Section Thursday, November 1, 2012O www.starfl.com Page A15 Hooked on Outdoors If I can keep my feet, plug and charge it up for a head and hands warm while certain amount of time and hunting, I can stick in there you are ready to go. Unlike with the best. But up until the chemical product that now I have found very little is activated the minute you comfort in cozy toes put it into your boot, it and cozy hands — doesn’t activate until those things you open you want it to. and put in your shoes Everyone is before you hunt. familiar with the door I discovered opener you have on something last year your keychain to lock that keeps my hands and unlock your car. warm. It resembles Outdoor This device looks one of the muffs Life the same. You don’t women used to stick Scott Lindsey want your feet to get their hands into to [email protected] all sweaty walking to keep them warm. Add knology.net your blind so you wait one of those chemical until you get settled hand warmers and my down and then you mash hands stay warm. That still the up button to activate. left my feet to freeze, until Once you get your feet recently. real toasty you simple mash Ronnie Groom at C&G the down button so they Sporting Goods informed don’t get too hot. Believe me of a new product me, this will be a joy to have made by ThermaCell, the during winter. same company that builds One charge will last the ThermaCell to keep fi ve hours, which is more mosquitoes at bay. than enough time for the FILE PHOTO | Special to the Star This product slips into sun to come up and warm A large black bear sits 60 feet up a pine tree in Springfi eld. your boot, sort of like Odor you naturally. I used to Eaters fi t into your shoe dread hunting on real cold or boot. It is really neat days, but now I can look for how this product works. other things to worry about You simply plug each right because my feet will think and left bootie into the wall they are at home by the fi re. BUSTLING WEEKLY ALMANAC Date high Low % precip thu, Nov. 01 76° 53° 0 % Fri, Nov. 02 76° 52° 0 % Sat, Nov. 03 76° 52° 0 % Sun, Nov. 04 76° 54° 0 % Mon, Nov. 05 74° 59° 30 % BLACK BEARS tues, Nov. 06 75° 57° 10 % Wed, Nov. 07 76° 56° 0 % 25,000 calories a day and eat almost anything that’s convenient. The eas- tiDE tABLES MoNthLY AVERAGES Florida ier a food item is to get, the more likely it is a bear will take advantage To find the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: Fish and of it — and a bear’s sense of smell is HIGH LOW Wildlife so keen it can detect food more than Cat point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 Conservation a mile away. East pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 Commission Bear-related calls to the FWC To find the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times are up this year in many parts of from those given for CARRABELLE: Fall is an active the state. Since January in central HIGH LOW time of year for Florida and south Florida, the FWC has Bald point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 black bears as they stock documented the highest number of up on calories for the com- calls per month on record for six of St.JoSEph BAY ing winter. Though the past nine months. Calls in other black bears parts of the state also are relatively high this year. 1 Th 1117pm 1.9 901am 0.1 don’t really 1156pm 1.9 959am 0.0 “Now more than ever we are rely- 2 Fr need to put 3 Sa 1052am 0.0 ing on residents to keep bears from on pounds to 4 Su 1236am 1.8 1035am 0.0 survive the getting rewarded for being in neigh- 5 Mo 1215am 1.7 1110am 0.1 state’s usually borhoods,” Telesco said. 6 Tu 1255am 1.6 1136am 0.1 mild winters, To keep bears away from your 7 We 139am 1.3 1152am 0.3 they behave home and neighborhood, follow these 8 Th 255am 1.1 812pm 1.0 1155am 0.6 as if they tips: 9 Fr 628am 0.9 716pm 1.1 144am 0.8 1129am 0.7 702pm 1.3 239am 0.4 need to — • Feed your pets indoors or bring 10 Sa 11 Su 714pm 1.6 330am 0.2 eating about in dishes after feeding. • Secure household garbage in a 12 Mo 745pm 1.8 426am -0.1 three times 13 Tu 827pm 2.0 528am -0.3 as much as shed, garage or a wildlife-resistant usual. container. ApALAChiCoLA BAY, WESt pASS Because • Put household garbage out on bears now the morning of pickup, not the night 1 Th 348am 1.5 720pm 1.3 1156am 0.0 1125pm 1.3 are busy filling their bellies, before. are busy filling their bellies, 2 Fr 423am 1.5 801pm 1.3 1228pm 0.0 the Florida Fish and Wildlife • Secure commercial garbage in bear-resistant dumpsters consist- 3 Sa 503am 1.5 845pm 1.3 1204am 1.3 103pm 0.1 Conservation Commission asks 4 Su 448am 1.4 830pm 1.3 1254am 1.2 1245pm 0.1 ing of metal lids or metal-reinforced people to be extra diligent in 5 Mo 540am 1.3 914pm 1.3 1258am 1.2 134pm 0.2 securing food sources around plastic lids and lock bars. 6 Tu 646am 1.2 954pm 1.3 219am 1.1 230pm 0.3 their homes and businesses • Clean grills and store them in a 7 We 810am 1.1 1030pm 1.3 345am 1.0 331pm 0.4 that can attract bears and cre- locked, secure place. 8 Th 949am 1.0 1101pm 1.3 457am 0.8 432pm 0.5 ate problems. • Remove wildlife feeders or make 9 Fr 1130am 1.0 1129pm 1.3 555am 0.6 530pm 0.7 “If you are a Florida black them bear-resistant. 10 Sa 100pm 1.1 1156pm 1.4 645am 0.3 623pm 0.8 bear, raiding a garbage can to •Protect gardens, apiaries, com- 11 Su 217pm 1.2 731am 0.1 712pm 1.0 12 Mo 1225am 1.5 324pm 1.3 817am -0.1 756pm 1.1 eat stale doughnuts and the post and livestock with electric 13 Tu 1257am 1.5 425pm 1.3 903am -0.3 837pm 1.2 LEARN MORE leftovers from last night’s spa- fencing. ghetti may be more appealing • Pick ripe fruit from trees and re- Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC move fallen fruit from the ground. Call Go to MyFWC.com/ than foraging in the woods for • Encourage your homeowners Bear palmetto berries and acorns,” today! 227-7847 to learn more association or local government to about living in bear said David Telesco, the FWC’s bear management program co- institute ordinances on keeping foods country. secure that would attract wildlife. ordinator. “Preventing bears’ SPONSORED BY access to food is the most im- “Conflicts between Florida black portant thing people can do to bears and people are preventable,” keep bears and other wild ani- Telesco said. “Most people who fol- mals out of neighborhoods.” low the FWC’s advice on how to bear- In autumn, bears begin a proof their homes and businesses natural process called hyper- don’t have conflicts with these large phagia, which means they are and powerful wild animals.” putting on fat for the winter. Go to MyFWC.com/Bear to learn They will consume about more about living in bear country. Freshwater As the weather gets cooler and cooler this week, freshwater fish will hide out in deeper holes and channels in area rivers and lakes. Crappie are start- ing to show up in local spots such as Depot Creek and Howard creek right now.

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Redfish and trout are on the move to warmer waters. In cooler months, inshore species will move into the I.C.W. here in St. Joe in good numbers and nOvemBer feature fish: “EvErything“EvErything for your outdooroutdoor AdvAdvEnturE”EnturE” hold throughout the winter months. Good reports Last month for 2012 Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL from places like the “T” and White City bridge of online rodeo entries! redfish, black drum and trout. Stop in and register or go online at www.bWofish.com Spec TrouTrouT (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOfish.com A16 | The Star Local Thursday, November 1, 2012 Beshears, Hill face off in Fla. House District 7

By VALERIE GARMAN sought a bid to the gen- tion goes, there are more values, and on the major to bolster the district’s service he knows how get 747-5076 | @valeriegarman eral election. Democrats in the district. issues of the race Hill and economy, by ridding the things done for the people [email protected] District 7 includes nine Hill received 11,141 votes Beshears hold similar area of heavy regula- and also has a keen un- rural counties in North- in the Democratic pri- stances. tions for small business derstanding of District 7 The new District 7 of west Florida: La- mary (40 Job creation and owners. His platform is communities. the Florida House of Rep- fayette, Taylor, percent), a focus on educa- based on conservative “The areas that I hope resentatives encompasses Jefferson, Gulf, more than tion remain major values, a focus on family to represent, they’re all nine full counties and Madison, Wakulla, the entire issues in the race, and basic, common sense rural counties that are more area than any other, Franklin, Calhoun amount of along with strong decision-making. not very populated,” Hill and two new faces in state and Liberty, and votes cast stances from both Beshears has never said. “I do understand the politics will face off for the also the southwest in the Re- sides against the held a government po- uniqueness of our small, seat Nov. 6. corner of Leon publican privatization of sition, unlike Hill, who rural counties.” Republican Halsey County. halsey primary robert hill state prisons, and is currently completing As a former educator, Beshears of Monticello Due to redis- beshears (10,685). a focus on protect- his third term as Liberty Hill has said he will fight and Democrat Robert Hill tricting, there is Beshears ing the rights of County Clerk of Court. for adequate funding in of Bristol are new to the no incumbent for the seat. won the primary with 38 state employees. He also serves as the Florida’s public schools, Florida political scene, Marti Coley, who repre- percent of the vote over Beshears, a nursery county administrator and as does Beshears, who but both managed to come sented a large portion of his three opponents. owner, has come out as has also held the posi- also pushes the impor- out victors in a crowded the new district previous- There may be more an advocate for “com- tion of Liberty County tance of parenting as the primary, with four Re- ly, is seeking reelection in registered Democrats, mon sense” politics and Superintendent. major force behind the publican candidates and District 5. but the rural communi- believes shrinking gov- Hill has said through success or failure of the three Democrats that As far as voter registra- ties garner conservative ernment is the best way his experience in public public school system.

(Pd.Pol.Ad.) Montford, Shaw opponents in Dist. 3 State Senate race By VALERIE GARMAN more money back into pub- 747-5076 | @valeriegarman lic schools, Shaw believes [email protected] the education system could use a little housekeeping. Redistricting has shifted Shaw said he believes the state senate game in the cuts in education need to be Panhandle. made in high-pay- Although it’s a ing administrative new area for District jobs like district 3 candidates Bill superintendent, Montford and John and focused back Shaw, this is not the on the teachers and first time they have students. challenged each Shaw, a 27-year- other for a legislative bill old IT specialist, is seat in Tallahassee. montford taking a third shot Montford, the at a seat in the Democratic incum- Florida Legisla- bent, has held the ture, after running  I have the education, training and experience to lead the District 6 seat since for the State House 2010 when he beat of Representatives Gulf County Sheriff’s Office in the right direction. his current Republi- when he was only can opponent, Shaw, 21. He harnesses carrying 70 percent a limited govern- of the vote. ment stance, with  I will fight the drug problem in Gulf County that continues to be a The new District a focus on reducing 3 encompasses 11 John Shaw federal regulations Panhandle Counties in Florida in order contributing factor of many serious crimes that threaten the including Calhoun, Franklin, to help create jobs. Gadsden, Gulf, Hamilton, Jef- On issues surrounding safety of our families, homes and businesses. ferson, Leon, Liberty, Madi- job creation, Shaw sees a son, Taylor and Wakulla. multifaceted solution in the Montford carries 40-plus legalization of industrial years of education experi- hemp in Florida, which he  I will assure deputies are patrolling our communities and I ence, as former Leon County said would create private- Superintendent, high school sector jobs, and boost the principal and math teacher, economy while supporting will make drug enforcement the top priority in the Sheriff’s Office. and places improving the energy independence and state education system as environmental protection. his number one priority in “As far as job creation  I will continue to educate our youth on the dangers of drugs the senate. goes, this is absolutely “Education comes first hands-down the best idea,” because everything depends Shaw said. and underage drinking. on education,” Montford said. On the other hand, Mont- “Whether it be job creation ford said he would place or good quality of life, it all focus on protecting estab- depends on a good, sound lished jobs in the district.  I will bring professionalism to the Sheriff’s Office and see that public education system.” “I believe in creating While Montford supports new jobs, but we have to Sheriff’s Office employees are held to the highest professional examining past cuts to the focus on the jobs we already school system and putting have in place,” he said. and ethical standards. According to the 2011 F.D.L.e. uniform Crime report, the Crime rate in Florida is down, However, the Crime rate has rISeN 30% in Gulf County

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Gulf County... you Deserve Better! I would appreciate your vote on November 6th and I will be honored to serve as your Sheriff. www.HarrisonForSheriff.com | 850-227-8706 Thank you for your support and May God bless you. PoliticAl Advertisement PAid for And APProved by mike HArrison, rePublicAn for sHeriff B OMMUNITY Section Thursday, NovemberC 1, 2012 www.starfl.com Page 1 Lee Brice’s music, personality easy to love By DAVID ADLERSTEIN just getting home and being said. “It’s starting to feel this 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes there for a few days, and being might be our year, that we’re [email protected]fl .com at the house, my stress kind of here and we matter. Rubbing decompresses.” shoulders with everybody, it feels It’s going to be a busy weekend Back home in Nashville, Lee good.” for Lee Brice, starting tonight has the chance to spend fam- Not only does it feel good, but with the Country Music Awards. ily time with his fi ancée, Sara it looks good, and tonight at the Which is probably why he Reeveley, and their 4-year-old County Music Awards, Lee and burnt off some steam last Thurs- son Takoda. “I want him to have a Sara will radiate some of that day before his concert at Cain’s stable thing at home; stability is a hot look at his being nominated Ballroom, a classic cowboy club big thing for kids,” said Lee. “My for “Best New Artist,” along with in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He had little boy requires a lot, so when Hunter Hayes, Brantley Gilbert, dragged some mats in from his I’m there, I have to be there. Thompson Square and Love and tour bus, to do a little jiu-jitsu and “Luckily this thing doesn’t Theft. boxing exercise. happen overnight. I’ve been able “I love it for Sara, she gets to “My stresses have to be pri- to slowly adjust to this,” said Lee, get dolled up and I get to take oritized,” said Lee, a 33-year-old whose second album “Hard 2 her out. It’s almost like a date,” country singer-songwriter on Love” was released in April and said her beau. “It’s a big deal for course for a remarkable breakout LEE BRICE has already spawned the plati- her to walk the red carpet. I like year, playing more than 200 tour num hit “A Woman Like You” and it enough, but I’d rather be in a dates across the country, includ- the 49th annual Florida Seafood home,” he said. “I’m always one the gold “Hard To Love.” fi eld hunting. ing an 8 p.m. concert Saturday festival. to say I can get to the woods if I “I’ve done a lot of things, been night in Apalachicola to highlight “I try to separate music from can fi nd time. Just being home, on the road for seven years,” he See BRICE B9 David Ball in PSJ for A way of life SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Operation Friday, Nov. 2 10 a.m.- Park opens (No admission charge) 4 p.m. - Blessing of the Fleet 4 p.m. - Arrival of King Retsyo Troop Aid Smokey Parrish and Queen Christina Collins Special to The Star 5 to 10:30 p.m. – Musical entertainment on main stage, Grammy Award winner David Ball will bring his band to Port St. featuring Jhaki Davis, “Sol,” Joe to perform at the Thirsty Goat “Korn Bread,” and “90 Proof.” at 9 p.m. Nov. 10, the day before Vet- 10:30 p.m. – Park closes eran’s Day. This special show, part of a 2-week swing through Florida, Saturday, Nov. 3 will benefi t David’s charity, Opera- 7 a.m. - Registration for tion Troop Aid. Redfi sh Run (Front steps of After selling 3 million copies of Gibson Inn) his debut record Thinkin’ Problem, 8 a.m. - Start of Redfi sh Run Ball collaborated with Bob Dylan 10 a.m. – Gates open ($5 on The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers admission charge, kids under – A Tribute and won a Grammy for his contribution to the 2005 collec- 12 free) tion Beautiful Dreamer- The Songs 10 a.m. – Parade starts (Hwy of Stephen Foster. He was one of 98) the fi rst artists to take an indepen- Noon: Ashley Carroll on dent release to the Country Top 5, main stage with 2002’s “Riding With Private 1 to 5 p.m. – Blue Crab Malone.” races, at the top of each hour, In 2011, Ball became an Honor- for kids younger than 12. Lots ary Board Member of his charity, of prizes! King Retsyo Smokey Parrish and Florida Seafood festival Queen Christina Collins. Operation Troop Aid. OTA raises 1 p.m. – Oyster Shucking money for care packages deliv- ered at mail call to the US military Contest, including Mike around the world and offers bill as- Martin, three-time national sistance once veterans champ return home. OTA 1:15 p.m. – Oyster Eating Florida Seafood Festival starts Friday merchandise will Contest. Eat as many oysters be available the as you can in allotted time. No By DAVID ADLERSTEIN and interest this year in to learn whether he will entry fee. 653-8894| @ApalachTimes the festival.” take home the honor of See BALL B9 2 p.m.: Musical [email protected]fl .com As proof of his asser- being selected Best New entertainment, including Living tion, Solomon cited Sat- Artist of the Year. Just one year shy of its urday evening’s headline But more than even Waters Church, Eastpoint golden anniversary, this entertainment, country music, the festival is about Church of God youth band, weekend’s 49th annual star Lee Brice, whose the rich bounty of the sea “Highway 67,” and Lisa Florida Seafood Festival hit song “Hard to Love” that has made Franklin Shaffer is going to light up Apala- has reached number one County renowned in the 8 p.m. - Headline chicola like never before. on Billboard’s Country seafood industry. entertainment Lee Brice. “We expect it to be one Song Chart. Selected as King Ret- 11 p.m. Park closes of the best,” said John Two days before he syo this year is County Solomon, president of the steps on stage, Brice will Commissioner Smokey non-profi t that oversees be at the Country Music Parrish, and he’ll be the affair. “It’s shaping Awards, striding the red escorting his queen, up to be a very good one. carpet with his fi ancée There’s a lot of growth Sara Reevelly as he waits See FESTIVAL B8

The North Florida Child New school nearing completion, Development Center, located at set to open doors January 2013 173 Field of Dreams Ave. Special to The Star The center construction is in Port St. Joe, progressing very quickly and is set to be North Florida Child Develop- completed by ment Inc., Cathey Construction, is scheduled for completion in January. and Clemons, Rutherford, and As- December 2012. The guests of sociates hosted a community Hard the recent tour were surprised Hat Walk-Thru on Oct. 25 at the construction site of the new Early about the size of the building Childhood and Family Learning and classrooms. Center located at 173 Field of Dreams Ave. The event was well attended by 2012. The guests of the recent tour the community business leaders. were surprised about the size of the The center construction is pro- building and classrooms. gressing very quickly and is sched- SPECIAL TO THE uled for completion in December See SCHOOL B6 STAR B2 | The Star Society Thursday, November 1, 2012 Society BRIEFS Star Staff Reports Call C.H. Tillis at Birthdays 648-8251. DR. OKSANEN OFFICE CLOSING The offi ce of Dr. Owen SENIOR CITIZENS EVENTS D. Oksanen M.D. closed Gulf County Senior permanently Oct. 5. Citizens, 120 Library Drive Sacred Heart Hospital in Port St. Joe, invites on the Gulf will be in you to join them from 10 charge of all medical a.m. to noon ET Tuesday, records. A new physician’s Nov. 6, for Dancing to the offi ce opened Oct. 15. Oldies by D.J. Frances All medical records are Markham. We will be available through Sacred listening and dancing to Heart if you prefer to select music from the ’70s, ’80s, another new physician. ’90s and today. Members of the Panama City 55+ club AMATEUR RADIO EXAMS will demonstrate the cha- Ham it up and get on cha, line dances, bop and the air. Get your fi rst-time shag and more. The event ham radio license or is free, but donations are upgrade your present needed and appreciated. license. Other events include The Gulf Amateur Gospel singing, weekly Radio Society will be blood pressure checks, sponsoring amateur radio exercise class, bingo, arts license exams at 10 a.m. and crafts and educational ET Nov. 10, at the EOC programs. For details, call Building in Port St. Joe. Debbie at 229-8466. Randy Raffi eld turns 49 With the Port St. Joe High School Band of Gold serenading him with “Happy Birthday” Randy Happy 1st birthday, Bladen James Buell of the Raffi eld celebrated his 49th birthday last week with Love, PET WEEK family and friends and Raffi eld Fisheries. Mommy and Daddy St. Joseph Bay Humane Society OLIVE Little Olive is seeking donations Wedding for her recovery. She has had surgery to remove her injured eye and is recovering well. She Raevyn Jefferson, Stephen McLaughlin wed still has outstanding vet bills that need to be paid. She will require Raevyn Trai-Joie Gerald Kohn, Harry several follow-up visits to ensure Jefferson and Stephen Coxsome, Bobby Wintons she has a healthy recovery. If you can help this sweet girl with Vaughn McLaughlin Jr., Kenneth McLaughlin, a donation, no matter how small, please do not hesitate to visit were married in a Jr., Ken Owens, Jared our website or come by the Humane Society in person. Royal Wedding on Jones, Tracey Tate, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, Deon Madison, Daron Please do not hesitate to email [email protected] at The Potter’s House Collins, Nirobie Riley and or [email protected] or call the St. Joseph Bay Humane International Ministries attendant to the bride Society at 850-227-1103 and ask for Melody or Debbie! Online in Jacksonville. Bishop Jathan Martin. Flower applications are available at www.sjbhumanesociety.org Vaughn McLaughlin, girls were Madison pastor and father-of-the- Garland and A’Zari Adoption fees include our cost of spay/neuter groom, officiated. Coxsome. I’lan Bates and current vaccinations. The bride is the served as the ring bearer daughter of Temolynn and Zkhi Taylor as the We are now proud partners with www.petsforpatriots.org White-Wintons, of bell ringer. Apalachicola. The The wedding was Our hours for the shelter are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 bridegroom is the followed by a grand pm! Our shelter location is 1007 Tenth Street in Port St. Joe! son of Vaughn and reception in ministries’ Shop at Faith’s Thrift Hut, 10-3 Thursday – Saturday. Narlene McLaughlin, of youth sanctuary, during Collectables, Clothing, Books, Electronics and more. Jacksonville. which family and friends The bride was were entertained with IF YOU ARE MISSING A PET, PLEASE CHECK WITH US! escorted by her mother live music. Following a to “God Has Smiled on Hawaiian honeymoon, the FACEBOOK: St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Me,” pre-recorded by newlyweds will reside in the late Bishop Daniel Jacksonville. White, grandfather of the The bride is a NOTICE bride. She wore an ivory graduate of Port St. Joe princess gown adorned High School and Port The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society will hold its annual with beads, sequin, lace St. Joe, and she earned meeting November 1, 2012, at 4:30 pm at the South and diamond accessories a master’s degree in Gulf County Fire Station, #1 on Cape San Blas. with a 12-foot train. business administration She carried a bouquet from Florida A & M For more information, contact the Humane Society at of lighted, bejeweled, University in Tallahassee. 850-227-1103 or go to www.sjbhumanesociety.org freshly cut ivory roses. tail tuxedo with ivory Angel McLaughlin, sister She is the former 2003 The groom wore a black accessories. of the groom;, liturgical Miss Florida Seafood. She The spiritual ceremony dance and solo duet by is employed with Fifth consisted of the salt Michellita Taylor and Third Bank. covenant administered by Shenette Howard; and The bridegroom Pastor L.D. and Bishop musical send-off of “This is a graduate of The Sheila Martin, of the Love Will Be” by Temolynn Potter’s House Christian & Worship Center, uncle Wintons, mother of the Academy and attended OBN and aunt of the bride; bride. St. Johns Community OP! F!D prayer for the couple by The Royal Court College. He is employed F! BG Bishop Ella B. Speed, included bridesmaids with the Jacksonville I F great-aunt of the bride; Clarissa Clark, maid of Impact House and is head U communion served by honor; Jessica Farley, basketball coach at The Apostle Shirley C. White, matron of honor; Angel Potter’s House Christian grandmother of the bride; McLaughlin, Tsciena Academy. ¦HSBOE!PQFOJOH"¦ the sanctity of marriage White, Ke’Asha Dorsett, For photos and taught by Lady Narlene Tamara Robinson, video footage of The 4 McLaughlin, mother of Audreen Robinson, Dana Royal Wedding please 36! 88 the groom; sibling vocal Washington, Stephanie visit the newlyweds’ Sf :3 and musical tribute McCorvey and Valisa wedding website at www. je!B 33:. wf!¦!Qpsu!Tu/!Kpf!¦!961. by Bobby Wintons, Jr., Coleman. raevynandstephen. brother of the bride, and Groomsmen included wedsite.com. UI Tbu/!Opwfncfs!21 When you see me in my yard, know that I’m enjoying my day. I’m actually talking with our Lord, praying for you, our families, our county 3!QN!.!8!QN and our country. It has been most gratifying, during this election for Wyvonne, to have had the opportunity to inquire about others and their needs. Dpnf!Tff!Pvs! Your communication has been most enjoyable and I have learned so much. Csboe!Ofx!Mpdbujpo" Thank you for your time and I’ll keep you in my thoughts as I tend to my flowers... Again, remember Wyvonne with your vote and SFGSFTINFOUT!¦!EPPS!QSJ[FT! your prayers. Ruth Syfrett Griffin, Mother of Wyvonne Griifin Pickett TBMF!JUFNT!UISPVHIPVU!UIF!TUPSF"

BSU!TVQQMJFT!!¦!!HBNFT!¦!! Your Vote & Support IS ApprecIAted VOTE CPPLT!!¦!HJGUT!¦!QV[[MFT!¦! WYVONNE GRIFFIN PICKETT DPGGFF!¦!KFXFMSZ!¦! FOR YOUR BOE!HSFBU!GPPE!" SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS Pd. by Wyvonne Griffin Pickett, Supr. of Elections, Demo. Candidate Thursday, November 1, 2012 School News The Star| B3 DAZZLING DOLPHINS 4IBSL 5BML Seniors: The Second payment of $75 is due for the senior trip on or before Nov. 1. A deposit of $80 is due on Nov. 6 for Graduation Announcements. Community: The Gulf Coast Workforce Board in cooperation with the Port Saint Joe Jr.-Sr. High School is running a food drive 10/30—11/14 and we need your help! The class with most items brought in per student will be recognized and rewarded. Join our efforts to fi ll the shelves of the food pantry at 401 Peters Street in Port St. Joe that will feed the hungry and needy in our local community. Together we can make a difference! On Friday, Nov. 9, Port St Joe Schools will honor our Veterans with a special presentation in the Junior-Senior High School gym at 9 a.m. All veterans and interested individuals are cordially invited to attend this extremely important Port St. Joe Elementary School event. Front row: Waylan Kyle, Kaydan Haisten, Emma Hill Sports: Come see our Tiger Sharks battle against Liberty County on Friday, Back row: Halston Fulk, Lane Herring, Lilia Pagan, Allie Godwin, Kelvin Griffi n Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET in Bristol, and at Sneads on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. ET. GO SHARKS! Boys Soccer has a pre-season Jamboree on 2/3 November here at Port St Joe’s Sam Cox Field. Their fi rst regular season game will be at Rutherford on The Lion’s TALE Nov. 6 at 8 p.m., preceded by the Girls at 6 p.m. Once again, GO SHARKS!

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD

The Lion’s Tale Wewahitchka Special to The Star Elementary School Fall is here! The crisp, This month’s Principal’s cool air and the changing Award goes to Michael leaves are reminders of Rahl. Michael took God’s creative design. advantage of moving to a How amazing that God, new school to get a fresh in His majesty, would start with an improved create such a stunningly attitude and outlook. beautiful world and allow us to enjoy and partake of its splendor. As we praise Him. Thank you moms for bask in the glow of a ruby Pictured is a bulletin bringing a little of that sunset, or gaze upon the board that was designed autumn beauty inside for autumn colored trees, by the mothers of the FCS students, staff and may we honor and elementary students. visitors to enjoy. BUS RIDERS OF THE MONTH WES LEADER IN AR POINTS

Star Staff Report

The Wewahitchka Elementary School leader in Accelerated Reader points is Travis Roberson – 6th grader. Travis has 226 AR Points. This represents approximately 50 books completed in nine weeks. Great Job! Wewahitchka Elementary School Charles Nowell, Destiny Palmer, Haley Lanier, Hannah Watts, Haley Mork, Vanecia Andrews and Joey Salerno.

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A offers hope and some key Lifetree Café is a place Zulma (Poupee’) extended family An hour of upward short fi lm will be shown skills that help overcome where people gather Ogan Crocker went at Carr School attitude adjustment will featuring a wheelchair- challenges.” for conversation about to be with Jesus on and the Calhoun be provided at Lifetree bound man who Admission to the 60- life and faith in a casual Monday, the 22nd Public Library Café on Monday, Nov. 5 at competes in triathlon minute event is free. coffeehouse-type setting. of October 2012 at petitioned the 7 p.m. CT. events. Snacks and beverages are Questions about Lifetree the home of her Jefferson Awards The program, titled “It’s easy to feel available. Lifetree Café is may be directed to Gary daughter Edith Nominating “Smile...Even When You overwhelmed by life’s located at 1602 Highway Grubb at 334-806-5667 or “DeeDee” Hice in Committee to Think You Can’t,” will hardships,” said Lifetree 98, Mexico Beach FL [email protected] Monroe, Georgia. ZULMA honor her for provide proven ways representative Craig 32456 across from El net. Poupee’ as she was CROCKER her community known, was born service and then on the 29th of July, 1915 in again when she became a Fray Bentos, Uruguay to recipient of that award. 5th annual St. Perceval Ogan and Maria She was preceded in Pesce. She was a lifelong death by her best friend Card of Thanks Joseph Men’s Methodist. and great love of her life, Serving was the call her husband E. Osborne I would like to thank all the people who rallied to my side during the worst on her life and her love Crocker and her son Eric possible time of my life. Many years ago someone asked me why do I stay in Club spaghetti language. She was a Crocker. Port St. Joe. Well let me tell you. This is paradise with great fi shing, but more devoted wife, mother, Survivors include; than all that it is the wonderful people. I had such huge support when my baby dinner grandmother, great daughter Elaine and boy Christopher Acree had his auto accident and died. Food, monetary dona- grandmother and great her husband Dr. James tions, emotional support, friends, churches, kids of all ages. He was a special Star Staff Report great grandmother. Living Hamilton of Wilmore, boy and I will forever miss him. But I would like to thank each and every one of a life with an open door Kentucky; son Michael y’all who were there in my time of need. The dishes from those days are at my A fabulous spaghetti policy and never meeting and wife Beverly (Soluri) shop, Coopers Cut and Style, 321 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe. Please stop by dinner, entertainment, sing- a stranger. Her life can be of Wewahitchka, Florida; and pick up your plates and bowls. along fun, door prizes and summed up as “It can be daughter Edith and Thanks again for all the support and kindness shown to me during this a cash bar featuring Italian done, and Yes, I will” husband Dr. Jody Hice of ordeal. beer and win await you at Through her desire Monroe, Georgia and son Irene Acree the 5th annual St. Joseph to help children she John and wife Crystal ( Catholic Church Men’s volunteered as the 1st Pitts) of Kinard, Florida Club Spaghetti Dinner. librarian at the Kinard and Jean Ann (Robertson) The dinner will be held 5-7 Public Library when Crocker, of Coyuca de p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 3 funds for that position Benitez, Mexico, wife of at the church hall. The hall were not available. She her late son Eric. She Card of Thanks is located just east of the also volunteered at the was also survived by 13 church (20th and Monument Avenue) on 20th Street in Carr School. Her time grandchildren, 26 great Verna Marshall and family Port St. Joe. and heart were invested grandchildren and 5 great would like to express there In addition to the into the children, the great grandchildren. thanks and appreciation of all spaghetti dinner, you will PreK program; literacy In lieu of fl owers the the love that was shown during get a salad, garlic bread and program and helping the family asks that donations such a diffi cult time. Holly Hill delicious desserts. You will immigrants learn English. be given to her beloved funeral home was fabulous. enjoy Italian accordionist She was greatly Kinard Library and the Words cannot express how Tony Minichello and vocalist humbled when her Carr School. Paul, Jon and Darryle were so and sing-along leader Marty attentive to our needs for the Jarosz. You may win of the arrangements. many door prizes as well. It is admirable for a man to Tickets at $8 for adults take his son fi shing, but there Card of thanks and $4 for children ages is a special place in heaven for 5-12. Four-year-olds and the father who takes his daugh- We are overwhelmed by the outpouring younger will be admitted ter shopping. John Sinor. of love and support that has been free of charge. Get your All the Marshall girls loved tickets from any Men’s Club shown to our family over the past two their Daddy dearly and he will member, by stopping by the be missed very much so~! weeks. Thank you so very much for all church hall offi ce (227-1417), Thanks again for everything the calls, texts, emails, cards, fl owers at Hannon Insurance or by and food. With our deepest and most Verna Marshall and calling Men’s Club president Dan Van Treese at 227-8138. heartfelt sincerity, we thank you all. family Get your tickets early Please reply to [email protected] – only 192 will be sold. You The Mike White family yahoo.com can also get dinners to go, if you wish.

First Baptist Church 102 THIRD STREET • PORT ST. JOE Jeff Pinder Pastor Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church Sunday School & Worship Service ...... 9:00 am Sunday School & Worship ServiceWednesday ...... 9:00 am Sunday : WorShip at SunSet park 8 am (CSt) Sunday School & Worship Service ...... 10:30 am 10:30 am (CSt) on the 2nd Sunday of the month Dinner…………….5:00 - 6:00 pm Sunday: BiBle ClaSS 9:30 am (CSt) Sunday School Evening ...... Adult 9:00 am BibleAWANA……………….6:00 Study ...... - 7:30 pm 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper ...... 5:30 pm monday : life tree Café 7 pm (CSt) WorshipWednesday Service...... Night 10:30 Adult am PrayerSurrender Meeting Student Ministry……………6:15...... 6:30- 7:30 pmpm tueSday: men’S BiBle Study 6:30 pm (CSt) Wednesday: YouthWednesday Groups ...... Night 5:30 Children's pm Prayer/Bible Ministry Study…………….6:30 activities . . . .- 7:30 . . . pm6:30 pm WedneSday: Women’S BiBle Study 5 pm (CSt) Children: 6:15 p.m. ET Wednesday Night YouthWednesday Ministry Night activities Youth Ministry activities ...... 6:30 pm Youth: 6:15 p.m. ET Deborah Tuttle Read the Bible for Life Class……………6:15 - 7:30 pm 1602 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL www.fbcpsj.org www.fbcpsj.org Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET Nursery………………………..6:00 - 7:30 pm (850) 648.1151 www.livingwateratthebeach.com

“Our Church can be your home” A Spirit Filled First Church of the Nazarene Outreach Oriented 2420 Long Avenue • Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 Word of Faith Church (850) 229-6707 9:45 (850) 229-9596 10:30 Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford 10:45 Give unto the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Welcome you to worship with us: HOMETOUCHING OF THE LIVES 6:00 Psalm 29:2 Sunday 10:30am POWERHOUSEWITH THE LOVE OF JESUS Sunday Night Prayer 6pm YOUTH MINISTRIES Sunday School...... 10 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ...... 6 p.m. Wednesday 6pm7pm www.faithchristianpsj.net Sunday Morning Worship ...... 11 a.m. Wednesday Evening Service ...... 7 p.m. www.familylifechurch.net 323 Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433

St. Peter’s Church, ACC (Traditional Services 1928 BCP) Morning Prayer & Holy Communion MorningSunday...... 10:00 Prayer & Holy Communion A.M. CommunitySunday...... 10:00 Healing Service A.M.6:00 P.M. 4th Thursday of Every Month TheThe Rev. Rev. Dr. D. Lou Pete Little, Windham, Priest Priest Services TemporarilyThe Rev Lou at Little, Senior Deacon Citizens Center, Services Temporarily120 Library at Senior Drive Citizens Center, 120 Library Drive “An “AnUnchanging Unchanging Faith Faith InIn A A Changing Changing World” World”

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN SOUTHERLAND FAMILY Come worship with us! Rector Father Tommy Dwyer ST. JAMES’ FUNERAL HOME EPISCOPAL CHURCH 507 10th Street • Port St. Joe 800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) • Sunday School 9:45

Jerry Arhelger, (850) 229-8111 www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org Thursday, November 1, 2012 Local The Star| B5 SHH surgeon seeing patients full-time

Star Staff Report Heart Hospital on the Gulf begin- for patients in Gulf and Frank- opened. He earned his medi- general surgery using minimally ning today. lin counties, while also bringing cal degree from the University invasive, laparoscopic tech- Sacred Heart Medical Group “We look forward to expand- more surgeries and patients to of Tennessee Center for Health niques. He also is trained in tho- has announced Dr. Richard Brun- ing Dr. Brunner’s practice in the hospital.” Sciences and performed his resi- racic, vascular, gynecologic and ner, a board-certifi ed general sur- Port St. Joe,” said Roger Hall, Brunner joined Sacred Heart dency training in surgery at the trauma surgery. geon, will relocate his practice president of Sacred Heart Hos- Medical Group in 2010 and has University of Florida Health Sci- For more information or to from Marianna so he can serve pital on the Gulf. “This move practiced as the chief surgeon at ences Center in Jacksonville. He schedule an appointment with full-time in his offi ce at Sacred will improve the level of care Sacred Heart since the hospital has broad experience performing Brunner, call 229-5833.

Faith BRIEFS Sports SHORT Fall Festival in worship experience. a Veterans Service at 11 a.m. CT and Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum Silent Highland View An evening of a homemade meal Auction & Golf Tournament Nov. 9-10 Highland View Baptist of turkey, dressing, worship and prayer greens, sweet Special to The Star America’s veterans and a 1 Church and Highland p.m. shotgun start. A meal View Assembly of God potatoes, dessert and at Long Avenue As part of a full weekend and awards ceremony will will host their annual drink for only $7. Crafts, event, a reception will be at follow. Cash prizes for the Fall Festival 4-6 p.m. Baptist baked goods and a yard 6 p.m. ET Nov. 9 with hors tournament include $400 to ET on Nov. 3 at the sale will top off the The Worship and d’oeuvres, beer and wine the fi rst-place team, $350 intersection of Ling bazaar. Proceeds Music Ministry of for a $10 entry fee. A cash for second place and $200 Street and Cobia Street. will help benefit Long Avenue Baptist bar for spirits also will be for third place. A Hole-In- There will be food, fun, needy families in Church invites you to available, and live music One Challenge will offer a games, booths, candy the area. Come out An Evening of Worship by George Boyer & Cletus $10,000 cash prize. and prizes for all ages. and enjoy spending time & Prayer at 6 p.m. ET Heaps. A silent auction The Camp Gordon Everyone is welcome on the lovely grounds of on Sunday, Nov. 4 in will take place with items Johnston WWII Museum to attend. For more the “Church the sanctuary of LABC. Pastors’ such as limited-edition has been honored by information please call with the Red Doors” at The purpose of this prints of historic military Smithsonian Magazine for 227-1306. service is to seek God’s 4060 N. State Anniversary Road 71. and cultural events and six straight years and is face through times of New Life Christian area hotel stays. Some of dedicated to preserving Installation of new worship, scripture, and Center Church would the items can be seen at the memories of the prayer for our country’s Veterans thank you like to invite everyone CampGordonJohnston. amphibious soldiers who pastor at Zion Fair upcoming election. We to come out and help at Glad Tidings com or stjoebaygolf.com. trained at the camp, which Zion Fair Missionary invite all area churches us celebrate Pastors A benefi t golf is located in Carrabelle. Baptist Church to join us for this special Glad Tidings Johnny and Shirley tournament will be Nov. 10, Hole sponsorships are family welcomes the evening as we come Assembly of God Church Jenkins’ Anniversary with proceeds to support available and tournament community to attend together as a united in Wewahitchka FL will on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. ET. the Camp Gordon Johnston registration information the installation service body of believers to be hosting a “Thank The Church is at 504 6th WWII Museum and the can be found at www. for their new pastor, pray for the future of You” program for Street. This will be a St. Joseph Bay Golf Club. stjoebaygolf.com, or by Rev. Wilson Hall of our country. For more military veterans and day of praising God and The club is open to the calling 227-1751. Special Tallahassee. The information, please families at 10:30 a.m. celebrating our Pastors public, and the tournament Lodging Packages are speaker for this special contact Long Avenue CT on Sunday, for all that they do for us will be a four-player available starting at $69.99/ occasion to bring the Baptist Church, Nov. 11. Everyone and the community that scramble format, kicking single, $89.99/double. Call anointed message will [email protected] or welcome. we live in. Dinner will be off at 12:30 p.m. ET with a the Mainstay Suites at 229- be Rev. Dr. Craig Riley, 229-8691. served after service. short ceremony to honor 6246 for a reservation. pastor of Greater Mount Pastor Appreciation Pleasant Missionary St. John’s Bazaar/ New Bethel Harvest Baptist Church in Day Tallahassee. This yard sale The Highland View Musical service will be held at It’s that time of Assembly of God Church New Bethel Baptist Notice of special meeting 5 p.m. ET on the first year again! St. John’s will be celebrating Church will host a Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Episcopal Church in Pastor Appreciation Harvest Evening Star Staff Report meeting Nov. 15 at the church at 280 Avenue C Wewahitchka is having Day during their 11 a.m. Musical at 5 p.m. ET Holiday Inn & Suites, 2725 in Port St. Joe. We look its annual bazaar from service Nov. 11. Lunch on Saturday, Nov. 17. The Board of Commis- Graves Road, Tallahassee. forward to your present 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT on will be served following. The colors are harvest sioners of the Northwest The meeting will begin at in joining with us to Saturday, Nov. 10. This Everyone is welcome to colors. Chairperson is Florida Regional Housing 1 p.m. ET. The meeting will share in this spirit-filled year’s event will feature attend. Sister Bonita Smith. Authority will hold a special be open to the public.

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He learned to play the piano performer and songwrit- drummer Donnie Marple, Brice and Sara are get- er whose “Crazy Girl,” “a freak of nature” who has ting married in April, and growing up in Sumter, South Carolina, and then was was named the most been playing drums since then he wants more kids. played song of 2011, who age 3, with a shift of the “We need to wait until we taught his fi rst guitar chords by his mom’s brother, has written hits for Garth band’s original drummer get married, and then as Brooks, Tim McGraw, Michael Gray to second on soon as we get married….” Carlyle Lewis, known as Uncle Boy for being the only Kenny Chesney, Jason drums and percussion. Lee said. boy among all sisters. Aldean, Blake Shelton “I couldn’t do this if I and more, and who holds just hired guys to come Billboard’s record for the out. I wouldn’t have the Great at football, but longest charting coun- same show,” said Brice. loved music he said encompass ev- dy, a fellow engineering I promised him.” try song with “Love Like “You’ll see the difference; Two big passions erything from gospel and student at Clemson, who Those vocals will be Crazy,” which was also they’re not hired guns to coursed through Brice’s country, especially Garth met his bride after one of at the marriage of Bert named the most played stand there.” own childhood, music and Brooks, to Eminem, Foo Brice’s concerts. Bagley and Jolene Weikel song of 2010. Expect some electric, football. He learned to Fighters, Guns ‘N Roses in Thomasville, Ga. that “I have an unbeliev- some acoustic and a whole play the piano growing up and Coldplay. College buddy’s afternoon, and then Brice able band, they’ve been lot of energy as one of in Sumter, South Carolina, “I’ve been infl uenced is “hauling butt up to the with me for a long time, country’s most promising and then was taught his by every genre there is,” wedding Saturday show.” since the very beginning,” young talents lights up the fi rst guitar chords by his he said. “On my next al- morning He said he plans to sa- said Brice. “That’s kind of Apalachicola stage. mom’s brother, Carlyle bum, there’s defi nitely a vor some of Apalachicola’s rare.” “We’re just working “We’re sitting at the bar Lewis, known as Uncle lot more music I want to fi nest oysters, and see how Leader of the band, hard and while the iron’s after one of my shows and Boy for being the only boy share.” they compare to the ones who Brice described as hot, I want to strike. We’re ice starts getting thrown among all sisters. Brice’s journey to he had at the Oyster Fest brilliant on keyboard and doing the best we can,” and we fi gure they’re “He taught me chords Nashville came after he Block Party he played at background vocals, is Reg- said Brice. “The iron’s hot throwing it at me. Come and then from there I indulged the other great Shaw’s Crab House in Chi- gie Smith. On bass is “one for us, we have a song sit- to fi nd out this beautiful taught myself,” said Brice. love of his boyhood – foot- cago three weeks ago. of the smartest people I’ve ting at number one and it’s is directly hit- The burly baritone with ball. The inside linebacker “I ordered all the oys- ever known,” Paul Rip- great for us. I want to play ting Bert with this ice,” gentle grey-blue eyes sang and offensive lineman on ters they had,” Brice said. pee, and on guitar is “an as much as we can. I want said Brice. “Now they’re in church and wrote his a 17-player team that won “I really like them raw.” absolute gunslinger from to push my shows as far getting married, and I’ll own songs, including one the lower state champion- Concertgoers in Texas,” Travis Bettis. as I can push it. I want to play a song at the wedding. in his sophomore year, ship his junior year, Brice Apalachicola can expect The only change in push this forward.” “I’ve Grown to Love You,” “was pretty damn good at that won him a talent it,” he said so himself. contest. Recruited to play for “I had my cowboy hat, several Div. I schools, NOTICE two-tone, button-down, Brice was invited to walk- long sleeves on, and I won, on at Clemson and played TAX IMPACT OF VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD and won every year after there for a year before that,” Brice said. an injury, and the lure of GULF COUNTY TAX YEAR 2012 He and his friends had Nashville, sidelined the a band “The 12 Bridges,” gridiron dream. named for a road right “I went and visited down from the two-mile Nashville and knew imme- stretch where they were diately,” he said. “I thought all from. They played lo- ‘Well, I’ll move here for the cally, everything from summer.” There was no Hank Williams, Jr. to Aero- turning back, and I never smith, half of them covers made it back to Clemson.” and half originals. Brice, however, is mak- That range of musical ing it back on Saturday tastes is in keeping with morning for the wedding Brice’s infl uences, which of a longtime college bud-

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and under any of the the Lis Pendens must time before the sched- in a sealed envelope, sale, and sell to the TRUST, above-named file a claim within sixty uled appearance is less Commence at the SE /s/ William C. Williams, plainly marked with highest and best bid- Defendants. Defendants. (60) days after the sale. than seven (7) days. If Corner of Lot 8 in Block Chairman bidder’s name, ad- der, the following de- WITNESS MY HAND you are hearing im- 2 of Britt’s Subdivision, dress, date and time of scribed real and prop- CLERK’S AMENDED and the seal of this paired, please call 711. Unit No. 1 to the City of Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. opening, and bid num- erty situated in Gulf NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF Court on October 15, ADA Coordinator Wewahitchka, and run Norris, Clerk ber for “Replacement of County, Florida: FORECLOSURE SALE 2012. P.O. Box 1089 East 208.75 ft., more or Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 Horizontal Pump at the NOTICE IS GIVEN that, Panama City, FL 32402 less, to the West R/W 1st Street Lift Station”. LOT 5, BLOCK 3 OF in accordance with the 90549S NOTICE is hereby REBECCA L. NORRIS Phone: 850-747-5338 line of SR No. 71; OAK GROVE SUBDIVI- Order Adopting Report PUBLIC NOTICE given that the under- Clerk of the Circuit Fax: (850) 747-5717 thence run South along DESCRIPTION OF SION NO. 2, ACCORD- and Recommendation signed Clerk of the Cir- Court Hearing Impaired: the West side of said WORK: Remove the ING TO THE OFFICIAL and Final Judgment of NOTICE IS HEREBY cuit Court of Gulf Dial 711 SR 71 for 50 ft.; thence existing pump, motor MAP ON FILE IN THE Foreclosure dated Oc- GIVEN that the Gulf County, Florida, will on By: BA Baxter Email: [email protected] run West 208.75 ft.; and base plate. Pro- OFFICE OF THE tober 16, 2012, in the County Board of the 8th day of Novem- Deputy Clerk jud14.flcourts.org thence run North 51.99 vide and install a skid CLERK OF THE CIR- above-styled cause, I County Commissioners ber, 2012, at 11:00 F11020733 ft. to the POB. Said mounted horizontal CUIT COURT OF GULF will sell to the highest will hold two public A.M. 1000 5th Street, **See Americans with Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 land lying and being in pump (per codes/ reg- COUNTY, FLORIDA. and best bidder for hearings to consider Port St. Joe, Florida Disabilities Act Section 24, Township 4 ulations). cash at the Front lobby 90445S adoption of an Ordi- 32456, offer for sale If you are a person with South, Range 10 West, The proposal shall in- Any person claiming an of the Gulf County IN THE CIRCUIT nance with the follow- and sell at public out- a disability who needs Gulf County, Florida. clude the labor and interest in the surplus Courthouse, 1000 Cecil COURT OF THE ing title: cry to the highest and any accommodation in ALSO: material as it relates to from the sale, if any, G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., FOURTEENTH JUDI- 89214S best bidder for cash, order to participate in Lots 1, 2, and 3, of Unit the following: other than the property Port St. Joe, Florida CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND AN ORDINANCE BY IN THE CIRCUIT the following- de- this proceeding, you 1 of Britt’s Subdivision *The disassembly of owner as of the date of 32456, at 11:00 a.m. FOR GULF COUNTY, THE GULF COUNTY COURT OF THE 14TH scribed property situate are entitled, at no cost to the City of Wewa- the existing pump from the lis pendens must (Eastern Time) on No- FLORIDA BOARD OF COUNTY JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN in Gulf County, Florida: to you, to the provision hitchka, according to the concrete base and file a claim with the vember 15, 2012, the CIVIL ACTION COMMISSIONERS TO AND FOR GULF of certain assistance. the official map or plat removal from the dry clerk of the court within following described CASE NO.: REPEAL ORDINANCE COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING KNOWN AND Please contact the ADA thereof on file in the of- pit. 60 days after the sale. property: 2009 CA 000128 2009-04 KNOWN AS CASE NO.: 12000174 DESIGNATED AS Coordinator by mail at fice of the Clerk of Cir- *The reassembly of the DIVISION: THE GULF COUNTY CAAXMX LOTS FIVE (5) AND P. O. Box 1089, Pan- cuit Court, Gulf County, new pump with special If you are a person Lot Seven (7), Block FLOOD PREVENTION SEVEN (7) IN BLOCK ama City, FL 32402 or Florida. alignment by a Certi- with disability who One, Forehand’s First GMAC ORDINANCE; TO JPMORGAN CHASE SEVEN (7) OF BEA- by phone at (850) fied Alignment Techni- needs any accommo- Addition to Highland MORTGAGE, LLC, ADOPT A NEW BANK, NATIONAL AS- CON HILL SUBDIVI- 747-5338 at least seven has been filed against cian. dation in order to par- View according to the FLOODPLAIN MAN- SOCIATION, SON ACCORDING TO (7) days before your you and you are re- *The new horizontal ticipate in this proceed- official map or plat vs. AGEMENT ORDI- Plaintiff, PLAT FILED BY M.D. scheduled court ap- quired to serve a copy pump shall be a 15 ing, you are entitled at thereof on file in the Of- NANCE; TO ADOPT TAYLOR AND H.H. pearance, or immedi- of your written de- HP/460 Volt and deliver no cost to you, to the fice of the Clerk of Cir- ELIPHETE YACINTHE, FLOOD HAZARD vs. BULLARD IN PLAT ately upon receiving fenses, if any, upon 800 GPM @ 37’ TDH provision of certain as- cuit Court of Gulf et al, MAPS, TO DESIGNATE BOOK 1, PAGE 2, IN this notification if the Jeffrey P. Whitton, At- (1200 RPM) with a tan- sistance. Please con- County, Florida. Defendant(s). A FLOODPLAIN AD- SHAO CHANG LIN, et THE OFFICE OF THE time before the sched- torney for Plaintiff, gential CCW rotation tact: Gulf County MINISTRATOR, TO al., CLERK OF CIRCUIT uled appearance is less whose address is Post discharge (like existing Courthouse, 1000 Cecil And being more partic- NOTICE OF ADOPT PROCEDURES Defendant(s). COURT, GULF than seven (7) days. If Office Box 16, Panama Paco Pump), stainless G. Costin Sr. Blvd., ularly described in RESCHEDULED SALE AND CRITERIA FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA. you are hearing im- City, Florida 32402, on steel wear rings, certi- Port St. Joe, FL 32456 most recent survey DEVELOPMENT IN NOTICE OF ACTION paired, please call 711. or before November fied test curve, and (850) 229-6112 at least dated March 17, 2004 NOTICE IS HEREBY FLOOD HAZARD ALSO: THAT PARCEL ADA Coordinator 17, 2012, and file the water flush seal. 7 days before the by Edward G. Brown GIVEN Pursuant to an AREAS, AND FOR TO: Shao Chang Lin OF LAND LYING IN P.O. Box 1089 original with the Clerk *Pump shall have a five scheduled foreclosure and Associates: Order Rescheduling OTHER PURPOSES; and Xiu Lan Lin FRONT OF THE Panama City, FL 32402 of this Court either be- (5) year 100% Warranty sale, or immediately Foreclosure Sale date TO ADOPT LOCAL last known residence: ABOVE NUMBERED Phone: 850-747-5338 fore service upon *Startup Services by a upon receiving this no- Lot 7, Block “I”, Fore- October 11th, 2012, ADMINISTRATIVE 2009 Palm Blvd, Port LOTS, BETWEEN Fax: (850) 747-5717 Plaintiff’s attorney or pump manufacturers tification if the time be- hands First Addition to and entered in Case AMENDMENTS TO Saint Joe, F132456 STATE HIGHWAY IN Hearing Impaired: immediately thereafter, certified technician fore the scheduled ap- Highland View, Florida, No. 2009 CA 000128 of THE FLORIDA BUILD- and all persons claim- ORIGINAL LOT 3, Dial 711 or a default will be en- *All required 6” piping, pearance is less than 7 a subdivision as per the Circuit Court of the ING CODE; PROVID- ing by, through, under SECT. 31, T6S, R11W, Email: [email protected] tered against you for flanges, fittings, hard- days; if you are hearing map or plat thereof re- Fourteenth Judicial Cir- ING FOR APPLICABIL- or against the named GULF COUNTY, jud14.flcourts.org the relief demanded in ware, etc. necessary to or voice impaired, call corded in Plat 1, Page cuit in and for Gulf ITY; REPEALER; SEV- Defendants. FLORIDA, WITH ALL F09090069 the complaint. reconnect new pump 711. 44, of the Public Rec- County, Florida in ERABILITY; AND AN IMPROVEMENTS Oct. 25, Nov 1, 2012 to existing suction and ords Office of Gulf which GMAC Mort- EFFECTIVE DATE. YOU ARE NOTIFIED THEREON. Dated this 11th day of discharge piping. WITNESS my hand and County, Florida, being 90439S gage, LLC, is the Plain- that an action to fore- October, 2012. *Variable Frequency the official seal of this more particularly de- IN THE CIRCUIT tiff and Eliphete The first public hearing close a mortgage on pursuant to the Final Drive (VFD) to automat- Honorable Court this scribed as follows: COURT OF THE Yacinthe, are defen- will be held during the the following property Judgment entered in a Rebecca L. Norris ically operate the new 19th day of October, FOURTEENTH JUDI- dants, I will sell to the Gulf County Board of in Gulf County, Florida: case pending in said Clerk of the Court horizontal pump based 2012. Begin at a iron pipe CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND highest and best bid- County Commiss- Court, the style of on level. marking the Southwest FOR GULF COUNTY, der for cash in/on the ioner’s Regular Meeting LOT 11, BLOCK E, which is indicated By: L. Roberts *One (1) Level Trans- REBECCA L. NORRIS corner of Lot 1, Block FLORIDA front lobby, Gulf on Tuesday, November FOREHAND’S SEC- above. Deputy Clerk ducer Clerk of the Circuit “I”, Forehands First Ad- CIVIL ACTION County Clerk of Court 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., OND ADDITION TO Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 *Install starter and Court dition to Highland View, CASE NO.: office, 1000 Cecil G. E.T. and the second HIGHLAND VIEW, Any person or entity transfer switch into Florida, a subdivision 23-2011-CA-000356 Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port 90475S public hearing to con- FLORIDA, ACCORD- claiming an interest in existing control panel By: BA Baxter as per map or plat DIVISION: St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf IN THE CIRCUIT sider adoption will be ING TO THE OFFICIAL the surplus, if any, re- for across-the-line start- Deputy Clerk thereof recorded in Plat County, Florida at COURT OF THE held during the Gulf MAP THEREOF ON sulting from the foreclo- ing. November 1, 8, 2012 Book 1, Page 44, of the WELLS FARGO BANK, 11:00 A.M. on the 29th, FOURTEENTH JUDI- County Board of FILE IN THE OFFICE sure sale, other than *VFD shall have a six Public Records Office NA, day of November, CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND County Commiss- 90631S OF THE CLERK OF the property owner as (6) year 100% Warranty of Gulf County, Florida, Plaintiff, 2012, the following de- FOR GULF COUNTY, ioner’s Regular Meeting IN THE CIRCUIT THE CIRCUIT COURT of the date of the Lis *Provide estimated said point being the scribed property as set FLORIDA on Tuesday, November COURT FOR GULF OF GULF COUNTY, Pendens, must file a start and completion Point of Beginning; vs. forth in said Final Judg- File No. 12-41PR 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. COUNTY, FLORIDA FLORIDA. claim on same with the dates. thence run along the ment of Foreclosure: E.T. Both public hear- PROBATE DIVISION Clerk of Court within 60 Southerly boundary DAVID E. FOSTER, IN RE: ESTATE OF ings will be held in the File No.: 12-42-PR has been filed against days after the foreclo- For questions concern- line of said Lot 1, North et al, UNIT 9, EAGLE LAND- EDWARD County Commiss- you and your are re- sure sale. ing this project, please 89 degrees 58 minutes Defendant(s). ING SUBDIVISION, AC- CLYDE PRIDGEON III ioner’s meeting room in IN RE: ESTATE OF quired to serve a copy contact John Grantland 59 seconds East CORDING TO THE Deceased. the Robert M. Moore EULA H. DICKEY of your written de- WITNESS my hand and at 850-229-8247 109.97 feet to a rod NOTICE OF MAP OR PLAT THERE- Administration Build- Deceased. fenses, if any, to it on official seal of said and cap marking the FORECLOSURE SALE OF AS RECORDED IN NOTICE ing, Gulf County Court- Aldridge Connors, LLP, Court this 15th day of The City of Port St. Joe Southeast corner of PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE TO CREDITORS house Complex, Port NOTICE OF plaintiff’s attorney, at October, 2012. reserves the right to said Lot 1 and being a NOTICE IS HEREBY 51 OF THE PUBLIC St. Joe, Florida. ADMINISTRATION 7000 West Palmetto accept or reject any point on the Westerly GIVEN pursuant to a RECORDS OF GULF The administration of Park Road, Suite 307, If you are a person with and all Statements of right of way of Parker Final Judgment of COUNTY, FLORIDA. the estate of Edward The public is encour- The administration of Boca Raton, Florida a disability who needs Bids in whole or in part, Avenue; thence run Mortgage Foreclosure A/K/A 477 PONDER- Clyde Pridgeon III, de- aged to attend and be the estate of EULA H. 33433, within 30 days any accommodation in to waive informalities in along said right of way dated September 21, OSA PINES DR. ceased, whose date of heard on this matter. DICKEY, deceased, of the first date of publi- order to participate in the process, to obtain South 69.94 feet to an 2012 and entered in PORT SAINT JOE, FL death was July 18, The ordinance and whose date of death cation of this notice, this proceeding, you new Statements of iron pipe lying on the Case No. 23-2011-CA- 32456-7367 2012, is pending in the contents are on file with was September 15, and file the original with are entitled, at no cost Bids, or to postpone Northerly right of way 000356 of the Circuit Circuit Court for Gulf the Clerk of Court and 2012 is pending in the the clerk of this court to you, to the provision the opening pursuant of Dolphin Street; Court of the FOUR- Any person claiming an County, Florida, Pro- at the Planning and Circuit Court for Gulf either before November of certain assistance. to the City’s purchasing thence run along said TEENTH Judicial Cir- interest in the surplus bate Division, the ad- Building Departments, County, Florida, Pro- 19, 2012 on plaintiff’s Please contact the ADA policies. Each State- right of way of Dolphin cuit in and for GULF from the sale, if any, dress of which is 1000 located in the Robert bate Division, the ad- attorney or immediately Coordinator by mail at ment of Bid shall be Street South 89 de- County, Florida where- other than the property Cecil G. Costin, Sr. M. Moore Administra- dress of which is Gulf thereafter; otherwise a P.O. Box 1089, Pan- valid to the City of Port grees 17 minutes 40 in WELLS FARGO owner as of the date of Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL tion Building 1000 Cecil County Courthouse, default will be entered ama City, Fl 32402 or St. Joe for a period of seconds West 154.66 BANK, NA is the Plain- the Lis Pendens must 32456. The names and G. Costin, Sr. Blvd Port 1000 Cecil G. Costin, against you for the re- by phone at (850) sixty (60) days after the feet to a rod and cap tiff and DAVID E. FOS- file a claim within 60 addresses of the per- St. Joe, FL. Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, lief demanded in the 747-5338 at least seven opening. lying on the intersec- TER; PAMELA FOS- days after the sale. sonal representative Florida 32456. The complaint or petition. (7) days before your tion of said right of way TER; are the Defen- and the personal BOARD OF COUNTY names and addresses scheduled court ap- The City of Port St. Joe and U. S. Highway dants, The Clerk of the Dated in Bay County, representative’s attor- COMMISSIONERS of the personal repre- Dated on October 9th, pearance, or immedi- is an Equal Opportunity Number 98; thence run Court will sell to the Florida this 15th day of ney are set forth below. GULF COUNTY, sentative and the per- 2012. ately upon receiving Employer along said right of way highest and best bid- October, 2012. FLORIDA sonal representative’s this notification if the Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 of U. S. Highway der for cash at LOBBY All creditors of the de- attorney are set forth Rebecca L. Norris time before the sched- Number 98, North 23 OF THE GULF BILL KINSAUL cedent and other per- BY: WILLIAM C. WIL- below. As Clerk of the Court uled appearance is less 90579S degrees 35 minutes 26 COUNTY COURT- Clerk of the Clerk Court sons having claims or LIAMS, III, CHAIRMAN than seven (7) days. If PUBLIC seconds West 78.45 HOUSE at 11:00AM, on Bay County, Florida demands against November 1, 15, 2012 All creditors of the de- BA Baxter you are hearing im- NOTICE OF SALE feet to a iron pipe; the 8th day of Novem- decedent’s estate on cedent and other per- As Deputy Clerk paired, please call 711. 90551S thence leaving said ber 2012, the following By: BA Baxter whom a copy of this NOTICE IS HEREBY sons having claims or Oct 25, Nov 1, 2012 PUBLIC NOTICE right of way run South described property as Deputy Clerk notice is required to be GIVEN that ST. JOE demands against dece- Rebecca Norris 89 degrees 55 minutes 90391S set forth in said Final served must file their RENT-ALL, INC intends dent’s estate on whom CLERK OF NOTICE TO RECEIVE 40 seconds East 76.01 STATE OF FLORIDA, Judgment: Albertelli Law claims with this court to dispose of or offer a copy of this notice is THE CIRCUIT COURT SEALED BIDS feet to the Point of Be- CRIMINAL JUSTICE Attorney for Plaintiff WITHIN THE LATER for sale the personal required to be served BID NO. 1213-01 ginning. STANDARDS & TRAIN- COMMENCE AT AN P.O. Box 23028 OF 3 MONTHS AFTER property described be- must file their claims By: B.A. Baxter ING COMMISSION, IRON ROD MARKING Tampa, FL 33623 THE TIME OF THE low to enforce a lien with this Court WITHIN Deputy Clerk The Gulf County Board Dated: October 23, Petitioner THE NORTHWEST (813) 221-4743 FIRST PUBLICATION imposed on said prop- THE LATER OF THREE Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 of County Commission- 2012 CORNER OF THE OF THIS NOTICE OR erty under The Florida (3) MONTHS AFTER ers will receive bids vs. 90437S NORTHEAST QUAR- If you are a person with 30 DAYS AFTER THE Self Storage Facility THE DATE OF THE from any person, com- Rebecca Norris IN THE CIRCUIT TER OF THE NORTH- a disability who needs DATE OF SERVICE OF Act Statutes (Section FIRST PUBLICATION pany or corporation in- Gulf County Clerk of CORY M. WEBB, COURT OF THE WEST QUARTER OF any accommodation in A COPY OF THIS NO- 83.801-83.809) OF THIS NOTICE OR terested in providing Court Case # 33210 FOURTEENTH JUDI- SECTION 9, TOWN- order to participation in TICE ON THEM. THIRTY (30) DAYS AF- the following: Respondent SHIP 4 SOUTH, the proceeding, you ST. JOE RENT-ALL, TER THE DATE OF CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND By: BA Baxter FOR GULF COUNTY, RANGE 10 WEST, are entitled, at no cost All other creditors of INC will dispose of said SERVICE OF A COPY Sale of one (1) Deputy Clerk NOTICE OF ACTION FLORIDA GULF COUNTY, FLOR- to you, to the provision the decedent and other property no later than OF THIS NOTICE ON 1988 Caterpillar Motor November 1, 8, 2012 CIVIL ACTION IDA, AND THENCE GO of certain assistance. persons having claims November 3, 2012. THEM. Grader TO: CORY M. WEBB, CASE NO.: SOUTH 89 DEGREES Please contact Court or demands against 90679S Residence Unknown 23-2009-CA-000502 21 MINUTES 33 SEC- Administration at P.O. decedent’s estate must Property is located at All other creditors of PUBLIC NOTICE Proposals must be DIVISION: ONDS EAST ALONG Box 1089, Panama file their claims with this 706 First Street, Port the decedent and per- turned in to the Gulf YOU ARE NOTIFIED THE NORTH BOUND- City, Florida, 32402. court WITHIN 3 St. Joe, FL and 131 sons having claims or Auction County Clerk’s Office at that an Administrative CHASE ARY LINE OF SAID Phone number 850- MONTHS AFTER THE Volunteer Ave., White demands against the 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Complaint has been HOME FINANCE LLC, NORTHEAST QUAR- 747-5338, at least (7) DATE OF THE FIRST City, FL decedent’s estate must Approximately 1844+ Sr., Blvd, Room 148, filed against you seek- Plaintiff, TER OF THE NORTH- days before your PUBLICATION OF THIS file their claims with this square feet (based on Port St. Joe, Florida, ing to revoke your WEST QUARTER FOR scheduled court ap- NOTICE. #16 Kevin Bradley Court WITHIN THREE Bay County Property 32456, by 4:30 p.m., CORRECTIONAL Cer- vs. A DISTANCE OF pearance, or immedi- Misc Furnishings (3) MONTHS AFTER Appraiser information), E.T., on Friday, Novem- tificate in accordance 373.37 FEET; THENCE ately upon receiving ALL CLAIMS NOT #30 Frank Cothran THE DATE OF THE two-story, octagon- ber 2, 2012. Interested with Section 943.1395, CHRISTOPHER S. GO SOUTH 00 DE- this notification if the FILED WITHIN THE Misc Furnishings FIRST PUBLICATION shaped building parties should contact F.S., and any rules BENOIT, et al, GREES 54 MINUTES time before the sched- TIME PERIODS SET #33 Ranani Piaalan OF THIS NOTICE. (currently located on Public Works Director promulgated thereun- Defendant(s). 20 SECONDS WEST uled appearance is less FORTH IN SECTION Misc Furnishings Parcel ID # 04420- Joe Danford for addi- der. FOR A DISTANCE OF than (7) days; if you are 733.702 OF THE FLOR- #34 & 58 Tim Degraff ALL CLAIMS NOT 043-000). Most recent tional information at NOTICE OF 233.34 FEET; THENCE hearing or voice im- IDA PROBATE CODE Contractor Supplies FILED WITHIN THE use of the building was (850) 227-1401. Equip- You are required to FORECLOSURE SALE GO NORTH 89 paired, call 711. WILL BE FOREVER #56 Melissa McNeil TIME PERIODS SET as the City Hall for the ment may be viewed serve a written copy of DEGREES 21 MIN- Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 BARRED. Misc Furnishings FORTH IN SECTION City of Mexico Beach. by appointment only your intent to request a NOTICE IS HEREBY UTES 33 SECONDS #57 Courtney 733.702 OF THE FLOR- Building being sold “As 90449S Monday-Thursday 7:30 hearing pursuant to GIVEN pursuant to a WEST FOR A DIS- NOTWITHSTANDING Beachum IDA PROBATE CODE Is” and it is highly rec- IN THE COUNTY a.m. - 5:00 p.m., E.T. Section 120.57, F.S. Final Judgment of TANCE OF 373.37 THE TIME PERIODS Misc Furnishings WILL BE BARRED. ommended that any COURT, GULF by calling (850) upon Jennifer C. Pritt, Mortgage Foreclosure FEET; THENCE GO SET FORTH ABOVE, #65 Nick Rushing potential bidder visit COUNTY, FLORIDA 227-1401. Program Director, dated September 21, NORTH 00 DEGREES ANY CLAIM FILED Misc. Furnishings NOTWITHSTANDING the structure to inspect Case No. 12-116-CC Criminal Justice Profes- 2012 and entered in 54 MINUTES 20 SEC- TWO (2) YEARS OR #84 Veronica Johnson THE TIME PERIODS and verify its condition Please indicate on the sionalism Program, Case No. 23-2009-CA- ONDS EAST FOR A MORE AFTER THE Misc Furnishings SET FORTH ABOVE, before submitting a SE PROPERTY envelope YOUR COM- Florida Department of 000502 of the Circuit DISTANCE OF 233.34 DECEDENT’S DATE OF #W16 Rebecca ANY CLAIM FILED bid. The structure has HOLDINGS, LLC, PANY NAME OR YOUR Law Enforcement, P. O. Court of the FOUR- FEET TO THE POINT DEATH IS BARRED. Newsome TWO (2) YEARS OR been vacant for the last Plaintiff, NAME, that this is a Box 1489, Tallahassee, TEENTH Judicial Cir- OF BEGINNING. Misc Furnishings MORE AFTER THE 22 months due to ex- SEALED BID with the Florida 32302-1489, on cuit in and for GULF The date of first publi- Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 DECEDENT’S DATE OF treme mold infestation; vs. BID NUMBER. Bids or before December County, Florida where- A/K/A 180 HITCHING cation of this notice is DEATH IS BARRED. photos of the building/ will be opened at the 90601S 16, 2012. Failure to do in JPMORGAN CHASE POST LANE, October 25, 2012. mold and a copy of the TIMOTHY P. CROFT above location on Mon- IN THE CIRCUIT so will result in a de- BANK, NATIONAL AS- WEWAHITCHKA, FL The date of first publi- mold survey conducted AS PERSONAL REP- day, November 5, 2012 COURT OF THE fault being entered SOCIATION, SUCCES- 32465 Personal cation of this Notice is in 2010 is available RESENTATIVE OF THE at 10:00 a.m., E.T. FOURTEENTH JUDI- against you to Revoke SOR BY MERGER TO Representative: November 1, 2012. from the City of Mexico ESTATE OF BETTY CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND said certification pursu- CHASE HOME FI- Any person claiming an /s/ Sean Pridgeon Beach upon request. MAE HILTON, AND AS BOARD OF COUNTY FOR GULF COUNTY, ant to Section 120.60, NANCE LLC1, is the interest in the surplus Sean A. Pridgeon Personal This auction is for the PERSONAL REPRE- COMMISSIONERS FLORIDA F.S., and Rule 11B-27, Plaintiff and CHRISTO- from the sale, if any, 1318 Marvin Ave. Representatives: structure only and the SENTATIVE OF THE GULF COUNTY, Case No.: 2012-192 CA F.A.C. PHER S. BENOIT; other than the property Port St. Joe, FL 32456 David Dickey winning bidder will be ESTATE OF PATRICIA FLORIDA TARA M. BENOIT; are owner as of the date of 691 Old Bay City Road required to arrange for LUANN REDD, GLORIA CENTENNIAL BANK, Dated: the Defendants, The the Lis Pendens must Wewahitchka, FL the transport/removal WOOD, AS GUARDIAN /s/ William C. Williams, an Arkansas banking October 16, 2012 Clerk of the Court will file a claim within sixty Attorney for Personal 32465 of the building from the OF HARLEY REDD, III, Chairman corporation Ernest W. George sell to the highest and (60) days after the sale. Representative: property within sixty UNKNOWN HEIRS OF P.O. Box 610 CHAIRMAN- CRIMINAL best bidder for cash at WITNESS MY HAND /s/ Mel Magidson Jr. Attorney for Personal (60) days of being BETTY MAE HILTON or Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Crawfordville, Florida JUSTICE STANDARDS LOBBY OF THE GULF and the seal of this Mel C. Magidson, Jr. Representative: awarded the bid; winn- any other parties claim- Norris, Clerk 32327, AND TRAINING COM- COUNTY COURT- Court on October 15, Attorney for Sean A. Charles A. Costin ing bidder will be re- ing an interest in the Oct. 25, Nov 1, 2012 Plaintiff, MISSION HOUSE at 11:00AM, on 2012. Pridgeon FL Bar No. 699070 sponsible for all costs estate of BETTY MAE the 15th day of Novem- FL Bar No.: 261629 90569S P O Box 98 associated with the HILTON, AND UN- vs. By: -s- Ashley Hegler, ber, 2012, the following Rebecca L. Norris 528 6th Street PUBLIC NOTICE Port St. Joe, FL 32457 movement of the build- KNOWN HEIRS OF PA- Division Representative described property as Clerk of the Circuit P.O. Box 340 (850)-227-1159 ing. Sealed bids can be TRICIA LUANN REDD DAVID ARMANDO Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, set forth in said Final Court Port St. Joe, FL 32457 CITY OF PORT ST. November 1, 8, 2012 mailed to: The City of or any other parties FERNANDEZ, JR. and 2012 Judgment: (850) 227 7800 JOE, FLORIDA Mexico Beach; Attn: claiming an interest in CYNTHIA LYNN 90674S By: BA Baxter Fax: (850) 227 7878 NOTICE TO RECEIVE Chris Hubbard, Build- 90425S the estate of PATRICIA FERNANDEZ a/k/a IN THE CIRCUIT LOT 22, BLOCK 3, Deputy Clerk E-Mail: [email protected] SEALED BIDS ing Bid; P.O. Box IN THE CIRCUIT LUANN REDD, CINDY FERNANDEZ, COURT OF THE RISH ADDITION TO gtcom.net RFP 2012-12 13425; Mexico Beach, COURT IN AND FOR Defendants. Defendants. FOURTEENTH JUDI- WEWAHITCHKA, GULF **See Americans with Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012 FL 32410 or delivered GULF COUNTY, FLOR- CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND COUNTY, FLORIDA, Disabilities Act Sealed bids for City of to the Mexico Beach IDA NOTICE OF ACTION 90541S NOTICE OF FOR GULF COUNTY, UNIT ONE, A SUBDIVI- If you are a person with Port St. Joe for re- City Hall located at CASE NO.: PUBLIC NOTICE FORECLOSURE SALE FLORIDA SION AS PER MAP OR a disability who needs placement of a Hori- 1202 Hwy 98. Bids are 11-000297-CA TO: THE UNKNOWN CASE NO: 11-123-CA PLAT THEREOF RE- any accommodation in zontal Pump at the 1st due no later than 4:00 HEIRS OF BETTY MAE NOTICE OF INTENT Notice is hereby given CORDED IN PLAT order to participate in Street Lift Station will p.m. CST on November COMPASS BANK HILTON and PATRICIA that pursuant to the Fi- CENTENNIAL BANK, BOOK 2 AT PAGE 16 this proceeding, you be received at City 30, 2012, with the bid Plaintiff, LUANN REDD or any Pursuant to Section nal Judgment of Fore- an Arkansas banking OF THE PUBLIC REC- are entitled, at no cost Hall, 305 Cecil G. opening to take place other parties claiming 121.055, Florida Stat- closure, the Clerk of corporation, successor ORDS OF GULF to you, to the provision Costin Sr. Blvd., Port immediately thereafter. vs. an interest in the estate utes, the Gulf County the Circuit Court of Gulf in interest to Coastal COUNTY, FLORIDA. of certain assistance. St. Joe, Florida 32456 For additional informa- of BETTY MAE HILTON Board of County Com- County, Florida, will on Community Bank, Please contact the ADA up until 4:00 PM EST, tion, please contact JOHN F. ARNOLD; and PATRICIA LUANN missioners intends to November 15, 2012, at Plaintiff, A/K/A 619 EAST CHIP- Coordinator by mail at Friday November 16, Chris Hubbard, Mexico KATHY ARNOLD; JEAN REDD designate the position 11:00 a.m. (Eastern OLA AVENUE, P. O. Box 1089, Pan- 2012. Bids will be pub- Beach City Hall, (850) F. ARNOLD; CAPITAL of Building Official and Time) at the Gulf vs. WEWAHITCHKA, FL ama City, FL 32402 or licly opened and ac- 648-5700. CITY BANK, and any YOU ARE HEREBY Mosquito Control Di- County Courthouse, 32465 by phone at (850) knowledged, Friday November 1, 2012 unknown heirs, devi- NOTIFIED that an ac- rector II as Senior Man- 1000 Cecil G. Costin JAMES E. LESTER, 747-5338 at least seven November 16, 2012 at sees, grantees, credi- tion to foreclose a agement Class Posi- Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, SR., INDIVIDUALLY, Any person claiming an (7) days before your 4:05 PM EST, in the tors, and other un- mortgage lien on real tions under the Florida FL 32456, 1st floor front and JAMES E. LES- interest in the surplus scheduled court ap- City Commission known persons or property located in Gulf Retirement System, ef- lobby, in accordance TER, SR., AS TRUS- from the sale, if any, pearance, or immedi- Chambers. unknown spouses County, Florida, de- fective October 1, with Chapter 45, Flor- TEE OF THE JAMES E. other than the property ately upon receiving claiming by, through scribed as follows: 2012. ida Statutes offer for LESTER, SR. 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