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for good. ;
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A 24-year-old counselor
working in a program for trou-
bled teens was arrested Feb. 13
after a boy reported that he was
coerced into a sexual encounter
while the group was camping in
A group of eight teenagers
and three counselors were stay-
ing at Whitehead Lake last \\ eek
during the 31 -day program when
the alleged incident occurred.
according to a report from the
Liberty County Sheriff's De-
A 15- ear-old member of the
program, sponsored by Tressler
Care Wilderness Center of Boil-
ing Springs. Penn., said the inci-,
dent occurred during a three-dayv
." reflection stage" w here each
youth camped alone.
The boy gave deputies the fol-.
lowing account of the incident:
One of the counselors, George
Sterling of Tanover. Penn.. came
to check on the boy at his camp-,
site and caught him with a flash-
light. Sterling pointed out that
the flashlight was contraband
and if reported, the teen would
See COUNSELOR on page 15
Telogia family of eight loses
by Teresa Eubanks, Journ
An electrical short in a po
lived to be the cause of a blaz
a woodframe residence in Te
by Danny and Denise Sansor
Firefighters were called to
Hwy. 67 around 6:30 p.m. S
they found the fire had spre
three bedroom house. None
possessions survived the fir
acted quickly enough to grab
puppies from the front porch ai
safety, according to Denise Sa
Saturday night fire
al Editor Debra Sansom.
wer strip is be- She said it appeared that the blaze started at a
e that destroyed pow\ er strip where the family's television, VCR.
elogia occupied DVD, satellite and a lamp were all plugged in.
m and their six She said the breaker tripped earlier.
"The fire marshal said he thought it shorted
the scene along out and caught the curtains on fire," she said.
;aturday, where adding, "The wiring was bad in the house."
ad through the No one was home at the time. Sansom said
of the family's her daughter and son-in-law, along with four
e but someone of the children, were at an auction house in
a box with two Bainbridge where Danny Sansom works. The
nd move them to
See HOME BURNS continued on page 15
by Teresa Eubanks,
When a Calhoun Counts man
was arrested Monday on tM'o
outstanding x warrants invol' ing
the sale and production of meth-
amphetamine. deputies reported
that they found enough e% idence
at his residence to add Iive ne\\
charges. ... :.-
Kenneth Walden, 33,; was
taken into custody at, h.is State
Road 275 home Whenbofficers
arrived at his front door, he ran
out the back door. where Deputy
Jared Nichols %%as \\ailing for
Walden then ran back through
the house but was stopped when
Nichols caught up with him.
Walden was wanted on two
warrants stemming from the
discovery of a methamphetamine
lab in June of 2004.
Charges pending against him
include conspiracy to traffic
See WALDEN on page 14
:A Windy mrtingt nd ta s tI fire were a. destroyed twO unoccupiedmobile homeson his. sending firefighters back tothei scene-again that
danageious combination. fop a LUber~ountknan property. Onie dfthe trailers was being used for afternoon. Hobby warned that.-jt: bJut-any
wti osi~dt~ was onliy..tryittclara small patch storage; Stewart was planning to rent out the fire requires a burn permit, althquhrnahy.dont
-0groLdc fo0 a garden. :Instead-he burned five other one, according to Bristol Fire Chief Dale think about it when doing.Werko* er proper.
acr esI'ar ie Hobby. SteWart, who did not have the required "People heed to.try tochaggethr abitsand t
Fi-FJ ter rcated to.Turkey CReek ad burn pertfrom the forestry office, was cited burn' permits," Hobby ald;elIfthe fire
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Cage-2 THE CADHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 16, 2005
Altha couple arrested after deputies
find methamphetamine lab materials
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Two people are facing numer-
ous drug charges after depu-
Lies served a search "arrant on
their Altha home and found the
chemicals and supplies knok' n
to be used to operate a metham-
phetamine lab, according to, a
report from the Calhoun County
Steve Brown, 36, and his wife,
Tammy, 29, were arrested after
a search warrant was served on
their Oak Street residence Fri-
After entering the home, in-
vestigators found the following
materials, all essential elements
in setting up a methamphetamine
-Refined red phosphorus
-A large quantity of ephedrine
-Match striker plate that had
been removed from its original
-Red De\%l lye
-A large number of coffee
-P\re\ dishes ,\ith red pho,-
When the bedroom was,
searched, deputies found meth-
on a plate next to some small
ziplock bags, along with a set of
scales. Various narcotics were
also. discovered, including hydro-
morphone and hydrocodone. An
unspecified amount of marijuana
was found, along with several
glass pipes that appeared to have
been used to smoke methamphet-
While searching the couple,'
officers found 25 gems of meth-
amphetamine in Steve Brown's
right front pants pocket,.along
with $741 in cash. Inside Tammy
Brown's purse wasfound a glass.
pipe used to inhale methamphei-
amifne, along ith hydrocodone
and alpraziam pills, along with
$1.2.S6 in cash. She is curienthl
on probation lor a pre'. lous meith-
ampheian-une coIn iction01
She \\is charged '. ith manu-
facture of methamphetamine.
possession of htled chemicals,
possession of methamphetamine
with intent to sell, possession of
narcotics, possession of marijua-
na, possession of listed chemicals,
possession of drug paraphernalia
and \ violation of probation.
Steve Broi n was charged
\\ ith manufacture of metham-
phetamine, possession of listed
chemicals. possession of meth-
amphetamine with intent to sell,
possession of drug paraphernalia,
possession of marijuana, posses-
sion of paraphernalia and traffick-
ing in methamphetamine.
Taking part in the arrests and
investigation was Investigator
Michael Bryant, deputies Mark
Mallory, Jared Nichols and Chris
Porter, Sgt. Adam Terry and Altha
Police Chief Jimmy Baggett.
Liberty County firefighters were roused from their sleep early Wednesday when a large pile of
wood fuel caught fire atTelogia Energy Resources in Hosford around 2 a.m. The cause is thought
to have been the result of a hot piece of metal coming through the conveyor belt, according to
Bristol Fire Chief Dale Hobby. He estimated the loss of wood fuel to be valued between $500
and $600. The fire continued burning until 6:30 a.m., with crews from Hosford and Bristol being
dispatched to the site along Hwy. 65 South to ensure that the fire did not spread.
JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO.
Wil hoit Eubanks of Liberty County
was honored Feb. 8 with a certificate
of appreciation from the Bristol
Lions Club, recognizing his 48
years of service and support in the
organization. Eubanks has owned W
several area businesses, including
the former Pelt's Department Store A
and the Apalachee Restaurant. AS l
w He has also served as a Liberty Resour ? .
County Commissioner. ou acrdi to
JOHNN'e EUBANKS PHOTO S
Feb. 7: Tiriorio Ziggler, VOP
Feb. 8: Charles Kennelh Folsom. trespassing: Michael Allen
Moneyham. trespassing \ while armed: Jason McCrearv, pos-
session of less than 20 grams, possession ot paraphernalia.
principle first degree to purchase cocaine: Jeremy McCreary.
purchase of cocaine, possession ol drug paraphernalia, pos-
session of less than 20 grams.
Feb. 9: Joany Strickland, sentenced' from court (30 days).
Feb. 10: Jerry Melton, VOP (county); Dodi Eason, sentences
from court; Josie Kilby, VOP (county); Jeffery Beckwith, VOP
(state); William E. Baggett, stalking.
Feb. 11: Matthew Kever, aggravated battery on pregnant vic-
tim; Jupiter Drew, VOP (county); Angela Howard, child neglect;
Waylon Porter, child support; Cody Skipper, sentenced from
court; Brian L. Daniels, possession of less than 20 grams of
cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia; Tammy M. Brown,
possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession
of schedule II narcotics, manufacturing of methamphetamine,
possession of schedule Ill narcotics, possession of less than 20
grams of cannabis, possession of listed chemicals, possession
of drug paraphernalia, VOP (state); Stephen Eugene Brown,
possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, trafficking
in methamphetamine, possession of schedule II narcotics, pos-
session of listed chemicals, manufacturing of methamphetamine,
possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of
Feb. 13: James Lane, possession of less than 20 grams of
marijuana; Nathaniel Walden, unauthorized driver, giving false
information; Jack Andrew Bowman, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked with knowledge, giving false information, DUI;
Angela Kay Tindall, possession of methamphetamine, posses-
sion of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia,
driving while license suspended or revoked; David Finkley; no
Feb. 8: Elizabeth A. Hogan, possession of alcohol by minor,
possession of controlled substance without prescription; Thomas
J. Cothron, possession of alcohol by minor, driving while license
suspended or revoked; Laura Casey, holding for Calhoun Co.;
Benjamin G. O'Neal, criminal mischief; John D. Robinson,
Feb. 9: Sharon Sneads, sell within 1,000 ft. of place of wor-
ship, possession with intent to sell within 1,000 place of worship;
Billy Ray Webb, criminal mischief.
Feb. 10: Dodie Eason, holding for Calhoun Co.; Josie Kilby,
holding for Calhoun Co.; Harold F. Farmer, warrant VOP
Feb. 11: Jessie, C. Kelley, VOP; Antonio C. Lopez, serving
three days; Jeremiah McSpaddin,: grand theft auto, criminal
mischief; Eddie J. Syfrett, grand theft auto, criminal mischief.
Feb. 12: Tammy Brown, holding for Calhoun County Sheriff's
Office; Robert Rowland, holding for court.
Feb. 13: Gregory M. Gay, DUI, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked; George Sterling, sexual battery on 15 year
old by person of custodial authority, contributing to delinquency
of a minor; James Martin Brackin, domestic battery, driving
while license suspended or revoked; Angela Tindall, holding for
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office.
Listings include name followedby charge. The names
above represent those charged.. We remind our
readers that all are presumed innocent until proven
Blountstown Police Dept.
Feb. 7, through Feb..13, 2005
Citations issued: 0
Accidents........ 04 Traffic Citations&..................04
Special details (business escorts, traffic details).....73
Business alarms....02 Residential alarms...........01
Com plaints ..........................................................240
NOTICE OF CORRECTION
In last week's issue, the names that were listed under the cut-
line "Grant receives football scholarship from South Florida"
should have read as follows: Front row, left to right, father
James Dawson, Ishmeal Grant, and mother Jacquelyn Daw-
son..Back row, left to right, Coach Bobby Johns, grandmother
Vereeta'Grant, abd'b'rof eF'Kensh'areGrafit.* *" *
FEBRUARY 16,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY'JOURNAL Page 3
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The driver of the car above was attempting to pass two other vehicles when he realized he was
heading toward an oncoming pickup. BETH EUBANKS PHOTOS
Truck, car collide in attempt to
avoid head-on collision Saturday
by Teresa Eubanks,
An eastbound driver
who pulled out to go
around traffic in a no-
passing zone on State
Road 20 just west of
Chipola River bridge
collided with a west-
bound pickup after both 07- .
took evasive action by steering
onto the north shoulder of the
highway Saturday afternoon in
A Fountain %%oman was taken
to Gulf Coast Hospital with
non-incapacitating injuries; the
driver of the eastbound car was
FHP Trooper Jason White said
Farah Soliman, 28, of Weston,
was driving toward Blountstown
around 4:10 p.m. when he pulled
out to pass a semi and a car.
While Soliman was traveling east
toward Blountstown in the west-
bound lane, he saw a westbound
pickup come over the crest of
The driver of the 1998 Chevro-
let pickup was 50-year-old Sherry
Bruner, who saw Soliman's 2001
; Mitsubishi and veered
off the road in an effort
to avoid a head-on col-
As Bruner steered off
the road, Soliman did
the same by swerving
to his left. The vehicles
met on the north shoul-
der, where Soliman's car hit the
driver's side of the pickup. -The
impact caused the truck to rotate
counterclockwise until its right
tear hit a stand of small trees and
Soliman was issued a citation
for reckless driving.
The truck was totaled; dam-
ages to the car were estimated at
between $4,000 and $5,000.
Driver picks wrong time to pass in no-passing zone
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by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Blountstown man in a hurry
to get this girlfriend's home in
Liberty County picked the wrong
time to speed past three vehicles
in a no-passing lane Monday
Florida Highway Patrol Troop-
er Dennis Revell was just a couple
of vehicles behind him on State
Road 12 North when Martinez
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Blountstown man who had
just picked up his.'motorcycle
from a local mechanic didn't get
too far before %w recking his bike
and sustaining minor injuries
when he hit a dog on County
Road 12 South in Bristol Mon-
day evening, according to FHP
De%%aine Cook, 48, had pos-
sible:back injuries and hurt his
shoulder in the 6:42:p.m. acci-
dent, the trooper said. He was
taken by ambulance to the emer-
gency room at Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital, where he was to have
x-rals taken that night.
The dog \as killed on im-
The trooper said Cook was
traveling north lien a hunting
Vandrel Peterson, 24, couldn't
wait for the traffic ahead of him
and pulled out.
The trooper was trying to
catch up with another vehicle that
didn't appear to have a tag when
he noticed Peterson driving reck-
lessly around 9:34 p.m., just past
the Bristol City. Limits.
"I saw him pass three cars in a
no passing zone, going up to 101
miles an hour," the trooper said.
Peterson's 1988 Lincoln was
pulled over and he was charged
with willful, wanton and reckless
The trooper issued Peterson
a citation and gave him a court
date to appear before the county
judge on the criminal violation
in lieu of booking him into
dog sends motorcyclist to ER
'i. '. -- -
An ambulance crew member examines the injured cyclist after
Monday's mishap in Bristol. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
dog ran out in front of him just and went to the right to avoid the
,south of NW Theo Jacobs Way. dog but it darted out in front of
"It was dark and the dog kind of him. Cook was ejected when his
stopped and started," the trooper 2001 Yamaha went down on its
said. left side and traveled about 25
S'Re% ell said Co6l slowed down 'feet off the road.
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 16,2005
Faire set for
The annual Colonial Trade Faire will
be held on Friday, Feb. 18 through Sun-
day, Feb 20 at Bradley's Pond, across
from Bradley's Country store, about 12
miles North of Capital Circle on Center-
ville Road, Tallahassee. The hours are 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is
$5. Children under 12 free.
The purpose of the Tallahassee Colo-
nial Faire is to create an 18th Century
historical experience. It is a Living His-
tory event. Travel back in time to the
1700s. See how our Colonial folk lived.
Talk to the craftsmen and traders and
find out what life was like back then.
Get away from the computers, TVs and
cell phones. See how people of all ages
dressed back then. There will be demon--
strations, music, stores, great food and
so much to see.
Colonial Trade Faires were held in all
the colonies.; The- object of the faires
were to get people .together, providing
them with the means to buy and sell
products of manufacture, livestock, pro-
duce and other sorts of goods and mer-
chandise. Artisans, tinkers and mongers
would gather to hawk their wares., Com-
manders of forts throughout the colonies
would organize fire in an effort to sup-
ply the men under them with the per-
sonal items that were not provided by ,
government rations and to promote bet-
ter-well-being with the civilians in and
around the outpost.
The faires generally lasting three da\ ~s
becamephome to itinerant entertainers,.
food vendors, pickpockets; showmen
and harlots.' When you add to .these the
militiamen, aristocrats, housewives and
children, you create a frontier celebra-
tion aith- the sights and smells unlike
any other activity.
This year's event will be extra special.
We will have an I 8th Century Conjurer'
(Magician), a Sword Swallower, Pirates,
pony pulled wagons, jugglers and more
all in a park-like setting. Participants
will be lodged .in canvas tents and cook
over open fires.
NOTE--On-Friday, Seniors (65+)
admission half price! School groups
- will receive free admission and children
will be given discount coupons for their
families to be used on the weekend.-
ASAC to meet
Calhoun County Adult School Adviso-
ry Council will have a meeting Wednes-,
day, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m.
The meeting will be held-at 17271
NW Charlie Johns Street in Blountstown
across from the new Tiger's Den and Flo-
Blountsto\\ n Elementary School's kin-
dergarten registration is scheduled, for
Friday, March 11.
If you have a child that will be enroll-
ing for the 2005-2006 school year, call
the school at 674-8169 for information.
*CALENDAR LISTING First, just call in the
person's name and date to be listed on our weekly
community calendar. There s no charge Callers are.
asked to give their own name and phone number in
case we need to verify a spelling ordouble-checkthe
dale. We encourage our readers to compile a list of
tn'er lamlry''and1lrieh sbirrlidays, printed Clearly:
The Bridle Club meets from 3:30 5 p.m.,
Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
Rotary Club meets at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, noon
Boy Scout Troop 200 & 203
meets at 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church
AA meets 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. west door
Blountstown Woman's Club.
meets 12 noon, Connie's Kitchen
Magnolia VFD meets
at 6 p.m. at the Fire House
AA meets 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
Dance at the American Legion Hall,
Blountstown, 6- 12 p.m.
Mary Sue Stevens
K i tdy
at Gaskin Park
Black History Parade
down Main Street in
Blountstown, 10 a.m.
Dance at the American Legion Hall in Blountstown, from 6 p.m. midnight
AA meets 7:30 p.m., Hosford School cafeteria
Attend the church of
your choice this Sunday
Altha Boy Scouts meet tonight.
at 5:30 p.m. at the Altha VFD
Bulldog Club meets 7 p.m. at
the LCHS field house
Healthcare Town Hall Meeting
*Liberty Co. Courthouse in the,
courtroom, 9 to 10 a.m. (ET)
*Fire Dept. Complex on Angle St.
in B-town, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (CT-)
Rivertown True Believers Red Hat
Society evening gathering at
- the Callahan Rest., 6:30 p.m.
Bristol Lions Club meets
7:00 p.m. at the Apalachee Restaurant
Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S.
meets 7 p.m. at Dixie Lodge
Brown Bag distribution
set for Feb. 18, 19& 21
Liberty County brown bag food re-
ceipients be sure to mark the following
dates on your calendar for food pick up:
*Friday, Feb. 18 from 3 to 5 p.m.,
*Saturday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12
*Monday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4
It is important to pick up your food on
one of the three dates listed. There will
be no food distributed before 3 p.m. on
Friday, Feb. 18.
Remember to bring brown grocery
.bags and/or plastic grocery bags.
If you do not have your own transpor-
tation, try to arrange a ride with a friend
or relative. Each individual, if possible,
should pick up their own food.
New applications will have to be com-
pleted for most of you, so be prepared to
stay for a short delay.
Liberty County Senior Citizens Brown
Bag Food Program is for Liberty County
residents who are 60 years of age or older
and who receive either food stamps, SSI
or Medicaid or those who meet the finan-
If you have any questions, please call
Jeanette at 643-5690.
Dixie Softball holds
The Calhoun County Dixie Softball
League will be holding registrations on
Saturday, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26. Registra-
tion will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the
Blountstown High School g m. ..
The fee is $45.
That's how many copies of
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for
your community announcements
and great response for our
Address correspondence to:
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
P.O. Box 536
Bristol, FL 32321
Johnny Eubanks, Publisher
Teresa Eubanks, Editor
(850) 643-3333 or
Fax (850) 643-3334 Association
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each
Wednesday bythe Liberty Journal Inc., Summers
Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18.
Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, Fla.
POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to:
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal,
P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321.
. FEBRUARY 16, 2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5
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Please call us at 674-8538 for all of your
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The Liberty County Board of County
Commissioners will have a special meet-
ing to seek public input concerning the fu-
ture of our county. Growth will be the major
topic, but all concerns will be heard.
This meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the court-
room of the Liberty County Courthouse on
Monday, Feb. 21.
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Starting Monday, Feb. 14,
we will be opening for breakfast & lunch.
6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thurs. Sat. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Home Style Barbecue & Buffet
y'a1e come on kut auu d
pem ws., Va Gatc!
i Located behind Dollar General on
S Pea Ridge Rd. in Bristol Phone 643-3575
Covenant Hospice Golf Classic and Great Golf
Ball Drop seeking sponsorships and players
MARIANNA Spring is
just around the corner and so
is perfect golfing weather.: The
staff at Covenant Hospice has
decided to move their annual
fall fundraising golf tournament
up to April. 8th this year.
"The hurricanes postponed
the tournament so many times
last fall, so we deed to have
the 2005 tournament this spring
and steer clear of hurricane sea-
son," said Peggy Moore, Branch
Manager for Covenant Hospice
The annual Golf Classic and
Great Golf Ball Drop will again'
be held at Indian Springs Golf
and Country Club in Marianna,
with registration and lunch be-
ginning at noon and a shotgun
start at 1 p.m.
Sponsorships are now avail-
able, and most levels include
registration for two- or four-per-
son teams. Even if you're not a
golfer, you can still enjoy this
event by purchasing chances to
win in the Great Golf Ball Drop.
A helicopter will drop one thou-
sand numbered golf balls onto
the putting green following the
tournament. The participant,
whose numbered ball goes into
the hole, wins $1,000 cash prize.
You do not need to be present to
win. Golf ball chances are $5
each or five for $20.
Individuals can play in the
tournament for $60 per person
or $240 per foursome, which'
includes green fees, golf cart,
range balls, lunch, dinner and
the opportunity to win several
All proceeds will benefit
Covenant Hospice, a non-profit
organization dedicated to caring
for patients with life-limiting
illnesses and their families.
Free redbud trees
Ten free American redbud
trees "\ill be gi\en to each per-
son %% ho joins the National Ar-
bor Da\ Foundation during Feb-
ruary 2005. ,
The free trees are part of the
nonprofit Foundauion's Trees for
Redbuds ha\ e clusters of rosy
pink flowers in spring and dark
green summer leaves turning to
yellow in the fall.
the trees \ ill be shipped post-
paid at the right time for planting
between March 1 and May 31
with enclosed planting instruc-
tions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are
guaranteed to grow, or the\ will
be replaced free of charge.
To become a member of the
Foundation and receilte the free
trees, send a $10 contribution to
Ten Free Redbud Trees, National
Arbor Da\ Foundation, 100 Ar-
bor A\enue. Nebraska City. NE
68410, by Feb. 28. or go online
"Last year's event raised just event, play in the tournament
over $14,000, which represents or purchase chances to win in
about 140 days of hospice care the Great Golf Ball Drop, call
for individuals who have no in- Barbara. Bentley at (850) 482-
surance or ability to pay," said 8520.
Moore. Player space is limited, so
If you'd like to sponsor this please register early.
Join Congressman Allen Boyd for
a healthcare Town Hall meeting
from.the U.S. House of Representatives
Congressman Allen Boyd, D-North Fla., will host Town Hall
meetings for constituents to express their concerns and ask questions
on a broad range of health-related issues. The meetings will be held
Tuesday, Feb. 22 at the following times and places:
9 to 10 a.m. (ET) at the Liberty County Courthouse in the court-
room, 10818 NW State Road 20 in Bristol
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (CT) at the Fire Department Complex, 17262
NW Angle .Street in Blountstown
The Town Hall meeting is part of Congressman Boyd's Health-
care Tour throughout North Florida. It will allow for candid conver-
sations within the community on important healthcare issues.
"During the past few years, my constituents have consistently ex-
pressed their concerns about the availability and quality of health-
care in North Florida," Boyd said. "I urge the public to attend and
participate in the meeting so that I can better serve the interests of
North Floridians in Washington.
Resurfacing work begins on
SR. 71 south of Blountstown
from the Florida Department of Transportation
CHIPLEY Resurfacing begins the week of Feb. 21 on SR 71,
south of Blountstown. The project extends from south of CR 275
to north of Sherry Avenue. Anderson Columbia Company Inc., was
awarded the 150 day contract that includes milling and resurfacing
the 9.6 mile corridor. Roadway signage, pavement markings, drain-
age upgrades, safety improvements and paved shoulders are also in-
cluded in the $2.5 million construction contract.
Motorists are reminded to use caution while traveling through the
construction zone and that speeding violations double when workers
are present. Also, travelers are reminded that lane closures will be
necessary to complete resurfacing the roadway. Please modify your
schedule to minimize travel delays.
Panama City Garden Club Azalea Trail
from the Panama City Garden Club.
Panama City Garden Club is gearing up for the 38th annual Aza-
lea Trail, a springtime highlight for Panama City. President Sayre
Steere announced that the trail competition is open to young ladies
ages 15 to 18. ,
Interested girls, should call Jean O'Neal at 769-1896 to receive
an application and information. Deadline to turn in applications is
Participants will compete to serve as Azalea Trail Queen in pre-
liminary competition on Sunday, March 6, when local judges will
choose five finalists. The girls will be judged on an all-around
outlook on life as well as their involi ement in school, church and
community activities. The top five will be eligible for scholarship
On Sunday, March 20, the judges will announce the queen in a
public ceremony at the Garden Club. After the ceremony, trail par-
ticipants clad in antebellum gowns will wave from neighborhood
lawns laced with azaleas. Following the pink trail signs,. motorists
may drive the trail to observe this colorful rite of spring, a tribute to
Wildflower authority to speak to Garden Club
From the Panama City Garden Club
Dara Dobson, a Florida wildflower .authority from DeFuniak
Springs. will be the speaker for Panama City Garden Club's program
and luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22. She will bring
wildflower seed packets for sale for $1.
All gardeners, are invited to the meeting held at 810 Garden Club
Drive in Panama City. The luncheon costs $5. Make reservations at
763-9563 by Monday, Feb. 21.
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Budget proposal is guns vs. butter
President Bush's proposed
2006 federal budget is a guns
vs. butter budget with the guns
That is understandable to some
degree. The U.S. is in a shooting
war, and wars are expensive.
It is now a moot point how the
U.S. became embroiled in Mr.
Bush's grand design to convert
the Middle East in his own im-
age. We are up to our eyeballs in
the Middle East quagmire, and
the question is what we should
Mr. Bush's response is to stay
the course. That's good politics.
Show resolve, promise success
and hope for the best. However,
reality has a sobering effect on
high hopes and big ideas. Some-
how, things do not seem to be-
the same on-Monday morning
as they did last Friday night at
SI have written many times
that one of the strengths of
America is the common sense
of the American people. When
Middle America finally realizes
that politicians are steering the
country too far left or right, they
take over and steer the country
back to middle. That is a good
thing. It's a national strength.
Mr. Average American is be-
S ginning to say, "What's this all,
about?'" as he recognizes that
Mr. Bush's fiscal and foreign
policies will have an effect on
his pocketbook, his healthcare,
his job and his draft-age children,
Honesty in budgeting should
not he part of Mr. Bush's lexicon
\ hen he touts his budget and So-:
cial Security reform while on the
political stump. which is where
he spends most of his time,
Federal budgets are now po-
litical statements. All of us who
work with numbers, particularly
Saccountnts, kno\\ that at the
bottom of the page the numbers
should balance. The Republican-,s
mantra of less governiient, less
Jerry Cox is a retired military officer
Sand writer with an extensive back-
ground in domestic and foreign policy
issues. He lives in Shalimar, Fla.
spending and balanced budgets
is also riot in Mr. Bush's lexi-
con. Mr. Bush has created more
government, more debt, and his
promised balanced budgets are
out there, in the future some-
We are in a war now. If lib-
erating nations in the Middle
East and bringing freedom to
the oppressed is important to
Americans, and many say that it
is, then they should be willing to
pay for this noble cause.
But, people aren't willing to
pay for Mr. Bush's Wilsonian
idealism, and neither is Mr. Bush.
To fund its spending habits, the
government borrows about $1.5
billion per day. The Congres-
sional Budget Office says that at
the end of Fiscal Year 2006, the
national debt will be $4.6 trillion,
which equates to 38 percent of
the annual economy.
Not to worry. We don't have
to pay it back. We'll all be dead,
but our grandchildren and great
grandchildren might consider
working two or more jobs when
they enter the workforce.
Mr. Bush did not include in his
budget an estimate of what the
U.S. war in the Middle East will
cost in 2006. The administration's
answer is, "We don't know." Not
good enough. The U.S. has been
in Iraq and Afghanistan fora cou-
ple of years. By now, they should
have cost data that indicates the
daily, Weekly or monthly cost of
While spending billions on
the war, Mr. Bush says that he is
going to save money and balance
the budget in- five years. Any
reduction in federal spending
will come from eliminating or
reducing discretionary funding
for domestic programs. This is
balancing the budget on the backs
of the American people.
I'm a fiscal conservative. I
think that the federal budget
should be a real budget with real
numbers. Balance revenue with
expenditures. If you want a war,
then pay for it.
As to domestic programs,
there is no free lunch. If people
want healthcare, then ask them
to pay for it. Stop the madness of
promising tax cuts and a chicken
in every pot. It's not possible.
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As I'm sure you've heard by now, Prince Charles will be
marrying his longtime girlfriend, Camilla Parker Bowles.
Camilla's great-grandmother was the mistress of Charles'
great-great-grandfather, and her ex-husband once dated
Charles' sister. You do realize that if these people were
Americans, they'd be on "Jerry Springer." -JAY LENO
Dick Cheney says he will not run for president in 2008. He's
not going to run so he can spend more time at home with
his defibrillator. DAVID LETTERMAN
A worldwide anti-terrorism conference was held recently in
Saudi Arabia. An anti-terrorism conference in Saudi Arabia.
Kind of like having a child protection conference at the
Neverland Ranch. JAY LENO
In Washington a fake journalist was able to get into the
White House and was even able to ask President Bush a
question. Luckily, someone recognized Geraldo and threw
him out. CONAN O'BRIEN
The other day, a 4.2 earthquake shook Arkansas. Over 200
cars were knocked off their blocks. JAY LENO
Good news for college graduates starting wages have
never been higher. The bad news is that you'll have to
work in India. CRAIG FERGUSON
If you're watching "West Wing," you know that Alan Alda is
playing a Republican senator who may replace President
Bartlett. So, pretty soon, the Democrats may not even
control the fake White House anymore. JAY LENO
Whitman's Chocolate has come out with a special
commemorative Michael Jackson candy. It's lovely, it's
delicious it's white chocolate with a nut inside.
A couple who hooked up over the Internet got the shock
of their lives when they finally met and found out that they
were husband and wife. They were cheating on each
other with each other! That's gotta be Bill Clinton's worst
nightmare! JAY LENO
North Korea has announced that they have nuclear
weapons. The White House, acting quickly, announced
their plans to invade Iran. -CRAIG FERGUSON
Things are not looking good for Michael Jackson and his
"no child left behind" policy. -JAY LENO
It's Chinese New Year. It's the Year of the Rooster. The
funny thing is I'm still writing Year of the Monkey on my
checks. DAVID LETTERMAN
The airline industry is all upset about this new tax. And
they say they don't like the fact that President Bush just
decided to increase the price of a ticket without telling
anybody. Well, good, now they know how we feel when
they do it. JAY LENO
Here's a sign of the times: Cupid
tested positive for steroids.
Hallmark has come out with a new card
for guys that forget about Valentife's
Day. It's a small card, it's gold and
maxes out at $10,000!
In South Dakota a man was arrested
for drunk driving for the 34th time.
According to local authorities, if the
man is arrested one more time for DUI
he'll lose his job as a pilot for Delta.
American Airlines is really strapped
for money. I think they're serious,
, becausethey.'rae owgiving -pilots, a
two-drink limit. -DAVID LETTERMAN
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2005 National Senior Adult Convention in Missouri Even small ads
"Celebrate Life" by attending
the. National Senior Adult Con-
vention with the First Baptist
Church of Blountstown April
23 through April 28. The group
will depart at 7 a.m. on Satur-
day, April 23 from thq church
on the, Pear Street side. We
will travel, stopping every two
hours for a rest stop and then
for lunch around Birmingham,
AL., We will eat at the Whis-
tle Stop Cafe (Home of Fried
Green Tomatoes) around noon.
After leaving Birmingham at 1
p.m., we will travel on to the ho-
tel for the night in Oak Grove,
KY. for a restful night.
Wissman Family to
be at Red Oak -
Fourteen pairs of shoes, 12
instruments& 12 siblings, one
vehiclee one family and one
Loren and Gloria Wissman
and their 12 children enjoy sing-
ing and ministering as a famih,
blending vocal harmonies "\ith
their wide variety of instruments,
and sharing the timeless message
of Jesus Christ. We trust you will
be delighted and encouraged
as you join us for an enjoyable
family time with the Wissmanns
at Red Oak Mennonite Church,
Feb. 16 beginning at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 19247
NW CR 275. For more informna-
tion. call 674-5554. '
Please mark your calendar-
for Friday, March 4 and plan to
have lunch at Corinth Baptist
Church's grilled chicken dinner
All proceeds will go to the
new church building fund.
For more information, call
379-8861 or 379-8522.
We welcome your church announce -
ments and remind you to be sure to
include the day and date as wells time
and location of each event. We also
ask that you include a phone number
or directions to the church to make it
convenient lor our readers.
There is no ,charge for church
announcements, but wie run each an-
nouncementonly once /11you ntould like
to repeat the same announcement, we
can do so but must charge for the space
as though it were an advertisement.
: rom the Area Agency on Aging
S" lfor North Florida Inc.
Area Agency on Aging for North
Florida announces the availabil-
ity of Emergency Home Energy
Assistance Program for the El-
derly funds for eligible house-
holds in the following counties:
Ba)y. Calhoun, Franklin. Gads-
den, Gulf. Holmes. Jackson, Jef-
Sferson. Leon, Liberty Madison,
Taylor, Wakulla and Washing-
ton. To be eligible, the applicant
The next day, we will travel
to St. Louis, MO, which will
be your home for the next three
nights. After freshening up, head
to the arena for the evening ser-
vices. Please see registration
for the times you will be at the
On Wednesday, after eating
breakfast, be ready to go by 8
a.m. for a day of travel, stopping
for rest stops and lunch. We will
stop in Birmingham for the eve-
ning. On Thursday, eat breakfast
and be ready to go by 8 a.m. We
should arrive in Blountstown
around 1 p.m. .
Prices are as follows: $605,
scheduled Feb. 20
The First Baptist Church of
Bristol Youth would like to invite
all to a Youth Fellow, ship \%ith a
karate demonstration on Sunday,
Feb. 20 beginning at 8 p.m. (ET.)
in the Family Life Center at the.
The church is located at 10922
NW State Road 20. For more,
information, call 643-5400.
The Pentecostal Faith United
Church of Christ will have aMis-
sionarN Extravaganza on Sunday,
Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. Everyone :is
invited to come and be blessed.
For more information, call
Betty Buggs at 643-5134.
Prayer band meets;
The Liberty Community.
Pra er Band will hold prayer
service Thursda\. Feb. 10 at 7:30
p.m. ('ET at the home of Brother
and Sister James Layne.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information.
single; $325, double; $270,
triple; $250, quad. The price
includes five breakfasts, one
lunch, five nights deluxe hotel
transportation and a religious
experience just by participating.
If you would like to sched-
ule your trip, you may do so by
calling Marilyn at 674-4163. A
deposit of $100 due by March 1
with balance due by March 15.
The trip was planned for First
Baptist Church in Blountstown.
Any interested in attending may
go with the group. The registra-
tion fee for the convention is $70
food pantry to be
distributed Feb. 19
Manna Ministries, a ministry
of Blountstown First Church of
the Nazarene, will open its food
pantry on Saturday, Feb. 19 from
1 to 3 p.m.
The food pantry will be opened.
for indi' iduals and families in our
community who need help with
To help us in .this endeavor,
we ask that anyone planning to
,receive assistance from the food
pantry, bring a box or a bag with
them, so that it may be used by-us
in upcoming months to distribute
food. We-also ask that anyone
picking up food for someone who
is unable to come.to the pantry,
please bring a note signed by that
person giving you permission to
get food for them.
The church is located at 17788
NE Crozier St., diagonally across
from the southwest corner of the
Gospel sing at
Pastor Allen Pitts and congre-
gation invite everyone to attend
a gospel sing at Abe Springs
Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb.
19. Featured singers \till be Jim
Wood from Port St. Joe and local
talent from area churches. The
sing will start at 6 p.m. (CT)
The church is located at 13913
SW\ CR 275 in Blountsto\\ n.
For more information, call
to help those over 60 with utility bills
and has not received an. prior
assistance toward the payment
of thetr utility/gas bill from Oc-
tober of 2004. A benefit up to
$300 w ill be allowed, if the ap-
plicant is approved. toward the
full pa) ment of a past or current
bill, no reimbursements are pro-
vided. This funding is based on
a prioritization method and will
be available until funds are ex-
Eligibility criteria include s,
but is not limited to:
must be 60 years of age or older. -. .-At least one person-age 60 or
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older must reside in the home:
*The. total household income
must not exceed 150 percent of
the federal poverty level:
*Proof of income of all house-
hold members must be verifi-
*Assistance has not been re-
ceived on any of their utility/gas
bills since October 2004.;
The EHEAP program can be
-accessed by calling the Elder
helpline at 1-800-963-5337 or
through the local senior service
provider in their area:;. i
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A TWO INCH AD like this
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Text: John 16:8-9
When you know that something is
wrong and you do it anyway, do you
know that bad feeling that you get deep
down? That is the convicting power of
the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit con-
victs us of our sins. He even convicts
the unbeliever to sway him to believe.
The Holy Spirit also convicts the
believer of what is right. In the same
way that we feel bad about something
that we should not do, the believer can
have a burning conviction about what
we should do. The Christian life is not
just about avoiding evil. It is also about
doing right. God wants us to "do good
works, which [He] prepared in advance
for us to do (NIV)."
That is why the Christian can say
he is truly free. God frees us from the
bondage of sin and enables us to do
what is right. What is it that we are
supposed to do? The Holy Spirit guides
and directs us into all truth revealing to
us what it is we are supposed to do.
We can be convicted about doing
things like turning the other cheek,
tithing, or telling the truth. We can also
be convicted of things like teaching a.
Sunday school class, taking a pot of
soup to a sick person, or painting the
outside of the church. In fact, we can
even be convicted about which car to
buy or when to call up a friend.
God intends us to lead effective,
productive lives doing things that are
right. If we will be sensitive to the
voice of the Holy Spirit, we do not
have to wonder what those things are.
E.en though lesu;. "where you can
see Me no longer," we can still learn
from Him. We can learn to recognize
the voice of the Holy Spirit. We can
listen to Him tell us what we are sup-
posed to do.
Rr aM:,Dr.el,l, a ,:'i, iicl ordained
Free Will Baptist Minister hosting Bible
study in the home. For more information,
10922 NW SR 20, Bristol, FL 32321
S Rev. Victor A. Walsh, Pastor .
Sunday Morning Bible Study.......................... 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship Service..............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Discipleship Training...........6:00 p.m.
Sunday Evening Worship Service.................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Prayer &.Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
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You may be entitled to the
$25,000 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS: Every person who has legal
or equitable title.to real property in the state of Florida and who resides
thereon and in good faith makes it his or her permanent home is eli-
gible. First time applicants are required to turnish their social security
number and should have available evidence of ownership, i.e., deed,
contact, etc. If filing for the first time, be prepared to answer these and
1. In whose name or names was the title to the dwelling recorded as
of Jan. 1st?
2. What is the street address?
3. Are you a legal resident of the State of Florida?
4. Do you have a Florida license plate on your car and a Florida
5. Were you living in the dwelling which is being claimed for home-
stead exemption on Jan. 1st?
$500 WIDOW'S EXEMPTION: Any widow who is a permanent Florida
resident may claim this exemption. If the widow remarries, she is no
longer eligible. If the husband and wife were divorced before death,
the woman is not considered a widow. You may be asked to produce
a death certificate when filing for the first time.
$500 WIDOWER'S EXEMPTION: Any widower who is;a permanent
Florida resident may claim this exemption. If the widower remarries
he is no longer eligible. If the husband and wife were divorced before
death, the man is not considered a widow. You may be asked to pro-
duce a death certificate when filing for the first time.
$500 DISABILITY EXEMPTION: Every Florida resident who is totally
and permanently disabled qualifies for this exemption. Please pres-_
ent a certificate from two (2) professionally unrelated licensed Florida
$5,000 DISABLED VETERAN EXEMPTION: Any service man dis-
abled at least 100% in war or by service-connected misfortune is en-
titled to this exemption. In filing for the first time be prepared to present
a certificate from the United Sates Department of Veterans Affairs.
AGRICULTURE EXEMPTION: Five (5) acres or more being used as
bona fide agricultural purposes on January 1st.
SENIOR CITIZEN HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION: The Liberty County
Commissioners have approved an additional Homestead Exemption
for certain homestead property owners who reside in Liberty County.
The exemption is for an additional $25,000 and applies only to a por-
tion of the tax rate (Millage).
In order to qualify for the new $25,000 Senior Citizens Homestead
Exemption, an applicant must already have the regular Homestead
Exemption, be 65 years of age or older as of Jan. 1, 2004 and have
total household income of $22,000 or less for the previous calendar
year. (Estimated no final amount available as of today.)
Total household income means the adjusted gross income of all
members of a household. The adjusted gross income is the income
reported on the IRS Form 1040, line 33 or the IRS Form 1040A, line
19 or. if the applicant is not required to file income tax, the total income
minus Social Security benefits. Income includes, but is not limited to,
Social Security benefits, pension, VA retirement annuities, interest in-
come and wages.
YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE PROOF OF AGE AND
PROOF- OF ALL 2004 INCOME TO THE HOUSEHOLD.
THE DEADLINE FOR FILING THESE EXEMPTIONS IS MARCH 1
AT THE LIBERTY COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER OFFICE. IF
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Staria Faye Beldsoe
Stara Faye Bledsoe celebrat-
ed her second birthday on
Saturday, Feb. 12. She is the
daughter of Preston and Chris-
ty Bledsoe of Blountstown.
Her grandparents are the
late Shirley Faye Bledsoe
of Maben, MS, Di Ann. Har-
ris of Altha, Preston, Sr. and
Valetta Bledsoe of Altha, and
James and Rhonda Tipton of,
Bristol. Her great-grandfather-
is Dean Harris of Fountain.
Her great-great grandmother
is Doris Emery of Panama
City She has a host of aunts,
uncles and cousins in Florida,
Mississippi and Texas. Starla.
enjoys spending time with
Mama and Daddy playing with
her brother, Gabriel, and her
cousins "J" Tipton and Justin
Bybee, getting into things and
going to Maw Maw's house.
She celebrated her birthday
with a party at Pizza Hut.
McKenna Lynn Patton
McKenna Lynn Patton will
celebrate her first birthday on
Feb. 17. She is the daughter
of Jeremy and Alisha Patton
of Hosford. Her grandparents
are David and Diane Langston
of Bristol, Kathryn Plummer of
Tallahassee, and Jerry Patton
ofLouisiana. Her great-grand-
parents are Joe and Helen
Langston, Grace and Cork
McKinnon of Hosford, and
Bobby and Mary Canterbury
of Lousiana. McKenna en-
joys riding her wagon to her
Granny Susie's, playing with
Tryston and going to see her
Aunt Jenn and Aunt Kalan.
Lynn Connelly Adkins
Theresa Sabrina Connelly
Adkins and Ernest Lee Adkins
are proud to announce the
birth of their daughter. Savan-
nah "Sabrina" Lynn Connelly
Adkins. Sabrina was born on
Nov. 24, 2004. She is the
granddaughter of Laura Da-
vane Connelly and Lavada Ad-
kins. Her brothers and sisters
are Lee, Crystel. Caleb. Danie,
Briana, Tyler and Zander.
Bradley and Rachel Sloan
are proud to announce the
birth of their daughter, Alysa
Nicole. She was born on Oct.
5, 2004, at Southeast Geor-
gia Regional Medical Center.
Alysa weighed 4 lbs. and 14.2
ozs. and was 18 inches long.
Her maternal grandparents
are Aaron (Buddy) and Virginia
Elkins of-Hosford and the late
Jo Angerof Ft. Walton Beach.
are Betty Elkins and the late
and Lonelle Anger of Crestview
and Geneva Pilkington of Halls, TN. Paternal grandmother is
Janet Sloan of Brunswick, GA. Paternal great-grandparents
are Eugene and Ivella Sloan of Brunswick, GA. Alysa was
welcomed hoine by Papa Buddy, Nanrny Virginia, Uncle Aaron
andAunt 'Chelle. "
Keel graduates from basic infantry
Army Pvt. Bobby J. Keel has graduated from basic infantry
training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the eight weeks of training, the soldier received train-
ing in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, mili-
tary courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army
history, core values and traditions. Additional training included
development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and
tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons
defenses available to the infantry crewman.
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"Rural America cannot be left
--- behind when it comes to nation-
al policy decisions, and this fo-
rum is a step to ensure that rural
America has a voice in develop-
ing telecommunications laws for
Sthe new millennium," said Con-
Segressman Boyd. "We must have
fair prices for high-speed Inter-
net, not only to retain and attract
NSURANCE INC. good jobs in rural America, but ;
St., Blountstown also to improve the overall qual-
I Stouta0mire ity of our lives."
The Uniiversal Service Fund
4 Fax 674-8307 is-a federal subsidy program that
improves access to telephone
services and helps provide re-
sources to rural areas that have
previously only been available
to larger cities. The USF affects
such services as medical facili--
ties, schools and libraries.
Forum panelists included Fred
McCallum of BellSouth, which
services North Florida. as well
as other rural telecommunica-
tions industry representatives.
"Programs funded b. the
Universal Ser ice Fund are very
important to rural communi-
ties." Congressman BoOd stat-
ed. "When \%e re-examine the
Telecommunications Act in the
109th Congress. reforms related
J B^M !tho keeping the LISF intact must
be addressed. This outstanding
set of panel members offered
,' their insight to help us do this.
4 I look fonmard to working g \with
-m\' colleagues in the \ear ahead
S, to ensure that rural America is
I t, better served b\ our nation's
S" telecommunications la\\ s."
e. the famnilN of Robert
(Scooter ) Le\\is. wouldd like to
thank e\ erone for all the support,
... . . . .. .. .t a-,E ,g us .n
------ ..phone calls, food, flowers and the
generous donations you gave.
"i N V.. A en special thank you to
i thei students and staff of Liberty
the y& nn w
!51'e I County schools. We would like to'
thank everyonefor their love and
S support and for standing by usin
our time of grief.
: o Thank you all,
i : Mary (Louise) Hayes Lewis
d,_ 4. -,,- i Robert (Bob) Lewis and
Shelly & Brannon Lewis
s q We would like -to express our
SH deepest gratitude to everyone
E~doI *i S .! A that helped us during the recent
5 L tragedy of losing our home by
..... --' ,- fire, Your financial contribu-
;tios, gifts and support during,,
"-this unfortunate time is greatly
Words can not express ho%%
much Nour acts of kindness and
friendship means to us.
Thank y ou and may God bless
----- -- -- -
Carey, Dallas announce wedding
Richard Carey and
Cindy Dallas were
married on Feb. 11 at t,.6
10 a.m. in Colquitt,
GA. The wedding was
a private ceremony
witnessed by Justin
Richter, Adam Carey,
and Jane and Robert"
Dallas. A small re-
ception followed at
the couple's home in
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-,,.,,i+[... Robert Gould,
35, killed his
first deer, a
six point in
Dece m b er
2004, while on
a hunting trip
with a friend
in Bristol. He
is a Senior
Officer at Lib-
Serty C.I. and
to love Liberty
We would like to thank every-
one for your acts of kindness and
prayers during Ronny O'Bryan's
hospitalization and recovery
period following his accident
including visits, cards, flowers
and phone calls.
Ronny is now home and do-
ing well. Words cannot express
our gratitude for the out pouring
of love and concern shown for
Special thanks to David Ogles-
by and Rosario Hall for the bi-
cycles they gave Ronny.
May God bless you all.
Margie Floyd, mother
Donna, Roger and Erin
The family of Howard L.
Brown would like to express our
sincere appreciation to our fam-
ily and friends for your prayers,
We'd also like to thank
Blounlsto\' n Health and Rehab
Center for the excellent care
given to our father.-
And a special thanks to Rev-
erend Aaron Elkins of Mt. Zion
United Pentecostal Church in
Hosford for the support given to.
us during the loss of our father
and for the beautiful service.
God Bless each of you.
Jackelene Pullam, Tim Brown
and our families
There is a $4 charge for notes of
appreciation. We suggest you men-'
tion the event in question when you
write your thank-yous since many of
our readers may not know what the
note is referring to. In the case of a
hospital stay, it's always nice to make
mention ofitif the patienthas returned
home and is doing well.,
Please print clearly. Youcan mail
your thank-you notes, with payment
enclosed, to The Journal at P.O.
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For more information, call The
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agement in our time'oftsrrow. 3333. '
Boyd hosts forum on the future of rural telecom
from the U.S. House of Representatives
WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman AllenId
Boyd, D-North Fla., Co-Chairman of the Congressio-
nal Rural Caucus (CRC), hosted a forum to discuss
the future of rural telecommunications and the Uni-
versal Service Fund (USF) in rural America. This is |1
the second in a series of forums hosted by the CRC
to address the challenges telecommunications carriers
face in providing affordable, modern services to rural
customers. These issues are especially important as
Congress prepares to re-examine the 1996 Telecom- --i
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Trespassers kill family's seven goats and
pet pig after posts blocking access removed
Tractor work Fencing Bushhogging
Discing Leveling Land clearing
Rootraking Road Building Fish Ponds
Field Fence or Barbed Wire
4433 NW County Road 274
Altha, Fl 32421
Cell (850) 832-5055
To the editor:
My wife and I approached
the Liberty County Commission
about an ongoing problem and
an incident that happened on our.
Under the Telogia Creek
Bridge on Hwy. 20 East, people
continue to dump trash and leave
bottles and cans when fishing and
partying. The DOT put reflector
posts across the right shoulder
To the editor:
Respect... One call hope that
we all have been taught certain
things in our time, things such
as respect for our elders, respect
for our community and law
enforcement, and most of all
respect for the deceased.
As a mother of two teenage
sons, I attended the funeral of
Robert "Scooter" Lewis. As we
stood near the graveside, I could
not help but be angered by \hat
I felt was a great lack of respect
for what was taking place at that
moment semi-trucks were
allowed to pass by during theilast
beside the bridge to keep people
from driving under the bridge.
Commissioner L.B. Arnold
removed these posts and made
a road under the bridge. This
road allows people to park out of
sight and dump animal carcasses
and all kinds of trash as well as
trespass on our property.
Last week someone killed
seven of our goats and a pet
pig. One of the goats was my
daughter's 4-H goat. She won
first place at the fair this year
with this goat. Orphan Annie was
bottle-raised from two days old.
At the County Commission
meeting, Commissioner Jim
Johnson made a motion to re-
close this right-of-way. None of
the other Commissioners would
second the motion.
The Sheriff's Department is
investigating this incident and
if anyone knows anything about
this, please get in touch with the
Sheriff's Office or us.
Hal and Cindy Walker,
minutes that this family had with
The engines were so loud that
the words could .not: be heard,
the smell was not that of the
cool wind blo\\ ing but rather the
smell of black diesel smoke. I
have to believe that those drivers
would not have minded waiting a
few minutes while a family said
I have to believe that it was
just poor judgminent on allowing
those trucks to pass by. I have to
believe that as a community we
all want "respect."
Sharon Faircloth, Bristol
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Local AARP members urged to sign
protest petition against privatization
To the editor:
All national and local AARP
members are urged to check their
Social Securit to determine if
funds hiave been deducted to
help pay for privatization. You
can protest by signing- a protest
petition on Thursday, Feb. 24, at
6 p.m. at the local AARP meeting
at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in
Check your Medicare coverage
as government wants to put a cap
on it to save money. You must
act now because once it is law it
is too late.
Remember, you had a chance
to sign petitions protest ing an
increase in phone bills, now it is
Paul Panek and
Caroly)n F. Panek,
Noisy trucks mar family's
final moments at cemetery
FEBRUARY 16, 2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13
FWC proposes rule to manage the commercial blue crab fishery
from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) has proposed a rule de-
signed to prevent overcapital-
ization of the commercial blue
crab fishery by managing the
number of participants in the
fishery. The proposed rule, rec-
ommended by FWC's Blue Crab
Advisory Board, would limit
the total number of commercial
blue crab fishermen and allow
each qualified fisherman to use
an equal number of traps.
Key elements of the proposed
plan, part of which will require
legislative approval, would:
*Establish a hard crab en-
dorsement and a soft crab en-
dorsement, which can be asso-
ciated with either an individual
or vessel saltwater products li-
*Establish qualifying and re-
*Require trap tags with an an-
nual fee of 50 cents per tag, and
establish tag ordering criteria
and a replacement tag program.
*Establish an appeals board
and criteria by which non-quali-
fying blue crab fishers could be
*Establish the Blue Crab Ad-
visory Board by rule, and set
criteria for appointment to the
*Prohibit the leasing or rent-
ing of endorsements, tags, or
traps, and establish endorse-
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endorsement holder's vessel.
In order to qualify for a hard
crab endorsement, the proposed
rule requires a minimum of 500
pounds of blue crab landings to
have'been reported on any one.
of a fishing entity's SPLs during
one of three qualifying license
years (2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-
03). An. entity may endorse
multiple SPLs; however, any
additional SPL requires a mini-
mum of 7,500 pounds of blue
crab landings to qualify. The
proposed cost of this endorse-
ment fee is $125 (includes a $25
trap retrieval fee).
Under the proposed rule, each
hard crab endorsement would
entitle the owner to fish up to
600 blue crab traps near shore,
and an additional 400 traps off-
shore in the Gulf of Mexico,
per endorsed SPL. A total of
150 soft cralbs per endorsed
SPL may be landed daily as by-
catch. Fishermen can maintain
as many as three shedding tanks
without possessing a soft crab
In order to qualify for a soft
crab endorsement, the proposed
rule requires a minimum of 750
soft shell (also called peeler)
crabs to have been reported on
any one of a fishing entity's SPL
during one of three qualifying
license years (2000-01, 2001-
02, 2002-03). An entity may
endorse one additional SPL;
however, the additional SPL re-
quires a minimum of 2,500 soft
shell crabs to have been report-
ed in order to qualify. The pro-
posed cost of this endorsement
fee is $250 (includes a $25 trap
Under the proposed rule, the
soft crab endorsement would al-
low up to 400 peeler traps to be
fished. Entities with more than
one qualifying SPL would be
entitled to receive up to 250 ad-
ditional traps with the addition-
al endorsed SPL. The soft crab
endorsement would also allow
the holder to operate a blue crab
shedding facility with greater
than 3 shedding tanks.
The FWC will hold a final
public hearing on this pro-
posed rule during its April 14-
15 meeting in Tallahassee. The
endorsement arid trap tag fees
included in the proposed plan
must be approved by the 2005-
2006 Florida Legislature before
new FWC blue crab rules can
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FWC moves to polish
species listing process
The Florida Fish and Wildlife.Conservation Commission (FWC)
has directed its staff to proceed with rule revisions to improve the
agency's process for classifying imperiled species. Commissioners
plan to take final action on the matter during their April 14-15 meet-
ing in Tallahassee.
Since 1999, the FWC has used criteria developed by the presti-
gious International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to
classify imperiled species as endangered, threatened or species of
special concern. IUCN has revised the criteria since then, and the
FWC has decided it would be wise to adopt the revisions. IUCN
will train FWC scientists in how to apply the new criteria and to
involve scientific experts from outside the agency in classification
Classifications of some species are likely to change under the new
criteria, however, the level of protection will not change with reclas-
sification unless a species' condition indicates changes would ben-
efit the species. In all cases, protection will be according to each spe-
cies' needs rather than its classification. However, any species that
faces a 10-percent chance of extinction within the next 100 years
will qualify for a spot somewhere on the imperiled species list.
Commissioners approved a recommendation for FWC scientists
to work with outside experts to evaluate petitions to change species'
classifications based on species' status in Florida. Commissioners
also approved a staff recommendation for staff to undergo training
on how to apply the new criteria and guidelines.
The FWC will consider petitions it receives between July 1 and
Dec. 31 for changes to the list: It will not consider other petitions
except in emergencies.
Any formal review of a species' classification will require FWC
scientists to draft a new management plan, based on measures that
would help the species recover from the threat of extinction. When
a species no longer qualifies for listing as endangered, its classifica-
tion may change to threatened or species of special concern, or it
may be removed from the list entirely, but the FWC will continue to
pursue protection and management as provided in the species man-
. More infbfmAi6n about'the imperiled' spetie~ listing process is
:available online.at My.FWC.com/imperiledspecies. .
Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 16,2005
Tiny Miss Sweatheart winners, L-R: Trudie Al-
ford, 1st runner up, Katie Cox, overall winner,
Madison Peacock, 2nd runner up.
Pageant winners, front row, L-R: Katie Cox, Tiny Miss Sweetheart, Ken-
nedy Yon, Little Miss Sweetheart. Back row, \-r: Kayla Prowant, Junior
Miss Sweetheart, Tammy Marie Johnson, Teen Miss Sweetheart, Haley
Shoemake, Miss Calhoun County Sweetheart.. PHOTOS BY BETH EUBANKS
: : ... .ND JOHNNY EUBANKS
Little Miss Sweetheart winners, L-H: Kennedy
-Yon, overall winner, Hulya Resigolu, 1st runner
up, Alexis Martinez, 2nd runner up.
pa tclpatecd inthe a nntua L
Miss CaLhouvvn CoLvunty sweetheart
pageant held saturday, Feb. 12 t.n
BLowuntstowvn. From tots to teens,
gtirLs nsx di-fferent age categories
fLashed svi&lLes whiLe d4-pLainULg
| theLr attire awod avnswernvg qs.es-
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av.chorer chris cato, who hosted
the event. Above, rLght, Meigan
shoevttalee answers a djvKesttonv
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:off her strapless Gowwn. Left, a
LLttle covtestant shivkes under
h t spotttght. ,eLow, Tit, MiLss
sweetheart covttestavts -pose.
for thej"A ges.
Teen Miss Sweetheart winners, L-R: Krystal
Yon, 1st runner up, Hellena Whitehurst., 2nd
runner up, Kayla Blair Prowant, overall winner.
Junior Miss sweetheart winners, L-H: Carrie
Angelina Ridley, 2nd runner up, Tammy Marie
Johnson, overall winner, Nakeya Baker, 1st
Miss Calhoun County Sweetheart winners, L-
R: Brigette Rene' Utley, 2nd runner up, Haley
Shoemake, overall winner, Anna Caison, 1st
- runner up.
Kenneth Walden Bryant of
the Calhoun County Sheriff's
Department said officers found
"all the elements used to manu-
facture methamphetamine by the
red phosphorus method" in plain
view by the rear door threshold.
"We located a large quantity
of ephedrine, red phosphorus,
muratic acid, iodine crystals,
paraphernalia along with a large
quantity of matches and reaction
vessels," Bryant said, explaining
that the "reaction vessels" work
much like a crock pot to cook
the chemicals needed to create
Both a hot plate and one of the
reaction vessels were still hot to
the touch, indicating their recent
use. "It was later determined
that Walden grabbed the reaction
vessel from the hot plate as he
was being chased by Nichols,"
according to Bryant.
Deputies also found a powder
substance in a small zip lock bag
that tested positive for metham-
When officers arrived Monday,
six others were at the home w ith
Walden, including two juveniles.
Walden claimed ownership of the
lab, Bryant said.
Walden was charged with the
manufacture of methamphet-
amine, possession of metham-
phetamine, possession of listed
chemicals, possession of drug
paraphernalia and manufacture
of drug paraphernalia.
The lab, which contains haz-
ardous and explosive chemicals,
was processed by Bryant and
deputies Mark Mallory, Jared
Nichols and Nick Keller.
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fail the program. Sterling then said he
wouldn't tell if the boy %would do him "a
The boy said his counselor took him by
the neck, removed his emergency whistle.
began fondling him and told him to do the
same to him. As their contact increased.
the counselor reportedly told the boy that
even if he told on him no one would believe
him due to his past history of lying.
Sterling later told the boy he regret-
ted what they had done because it could
cost him his job. That evening, the teen
said Sterling returned to his campsite and
brought him a quart of beer and cigarettes
to keep him quiet about the incident.
The boy later met up wvih two other
campers and told then what happened
when Sterling was out of earshot. When
Sterling returned, he told them not to tell
what had happened.
When deputies later confronted Ster-
ling, he denied the incident. He said he
had purchased a six pack of beer that night
for himself but didn't bu. a quart for the
boy. After being reminded the store had
a video camera, he admitted that he had
bought the quart and cigarettes. He later
confessed to deputies that there had been
a sexual encounter bent een him and the
boy but said the youth had demanded he
buy him the beer and cigarettes or else he
would tell what had happened.
Sterling was charged w ith sexual battery
on a 15-year-old by a person of custodial
authority and contributing to the delin-
quency of a minor.
two youngest children were ,with family
She said the building was still burning
Sunday afternoon when the family\ went
to see if any of their possessions could be
retrieved. "Nothing. as sa ed." Sansom
said, adding, "But we"'e still got all of
them, so it will be all right."
Red Cross Disaster Action Team cap-
tain Manning Miller met w ith the family
soon after the fire and provided S 1.140 in
financial assistance to help purchase food
The family could still use some help
from the community, ith clothing, house-
hold goods and baby supplies. Famil.h
members and their sizes include:
*Danny Sansom 38 waist pants. 2X
*Denise Sansom Size 16 pants and
*Jamie, age 14 32-34 pants, large
*Gavin, age 10 wears some size 10
*Donavin, age 7 \w ears size 7 and 8
*Alec, age 6 wears size 5 and 6
*Mitchell, 2 1/2 wears toddler size 2
and some 3s
*Piper. 16 months %ears mositl 18-
month size clothing
If you have some suitable clothing or
household supplies, contact Debra Sansom
at 379-8070. Also needed are baby sup-
plies for Mitchell and his little sister. Piper.
"Diapers, baby wipes, any essential stuff
like that would help," Sansom said.
The family lived in the home for three
years; The building-is owned by David
Alfonso of Cypress.
Step Up, Florida-
.On our way to
Day 12 of "Step Up, Flori- -
da -On Our Way to Healthy
Living," a statewide event
promoting physical activity
and healthy lifestyles, tray-
eled the long way through
Calhoun County Sunday c
and into Jackson County, .
through Gadsden County line.
and then back down into
Liberty County early this ....
week. Monday began with
a community event at the
Liberty County High School
gym, followed by a 13-mile run from the Liberty Wilderness Camp. The flag was then passed along to
Franklin County. Students, seniors, city and county officials, school board members and health depart-
ment staff are participating in demonstrations and events throughout the state to promote healthy living.
TOP: Health Department head David Odum stands with Karen Edwards and Shannon Rigsby of the
Jackson County Health Department as he and others on horseback including Neva Miller, Teresa
Mallory, Robin Clemons, Susan Chafin and Leslie Clemons escort the flag over the county line.
ABOVE: Latrelle White, Adrian Wood, Rodger Price and Marsha Price walk the flag through downtown
Blountstown. ABOVE LEFT: Edwin Strawn, along with his buddy, Charlie, enjoyed the day's events, as
did young Devon Godwin. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS
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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 16,2005
Minutes from the Jan. 18 meeting of the Liberty Co. School Board
Official minutes from the Liberty County
School Board meeting Jan. 18,2005
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to
order by Kyle Peddie. Members
present at the meeting were
Tommy Duggar, Roger Reddick,
Darrel Hayes, James Flowers,
Kyle Peddie and Superintendent
1. The opening prayer was of-
fered by Hayes.and he led in the
pledge to the flag.
2. Kay Bolden was recognized
for her thirty-four years of service
with the Liberty County School
Board and Darrel Hayes was rec-
ognized for his years of service as
School Board Chairman.
3. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to adopt the
agenda with emergency items.
4. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to approve min-
utes of Dec. 14, 2004.
5. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Flowers and carried
unanimously to approve Principals
RelForts for December, 2004.
6. There were no budget amend-
ments for December, 2004:
7. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to approve
Financial Statement for Decem-
ber, 2004. -
8. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to approve Bills
and Payroll for December, 2004
9. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Reddick. and carried "
unanimously to remove from -the'
table the- recommendation for
Gladstone Love to receive the
Custodian I supplement. Motion
was made by Hayes, seconded by
Reddick and carried unanimously
~ to approve recommendation for'
Gladstone Love to receive Cus-
todian I. supplement. After much.
discussion, motion was made by
Duggar, seconded by Hayes and
- carried unanimously to table the
10. New Business
10.1 Representatives from
the Baseball Boosters request-
ed financial assistance from the-
School Board ($3,000.00). Motion
was made by Flowers, seconded
by Reddick and carried unani-
mously to approve contribution of
$3,000.00 to Boys Baseball and
$3,000.00 to Girls Softball. Motion
was made by Duggar, seconded
by Reddick and carried unani-
mouslv to amend the motion to.
Searmark the $3,000.00 for Girls
Softball for a field house.
10.2 Motion was made by
Hayes, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to approve
request lor Katherine Hathaway
to-attend Adult School and to take
the GED exam ahter completion
of prescribed program ol course-
S10.3 Motion was made by
'Flowers, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
Liberty County School Board
Employees Flexible Benefit Plan
- through CPI for the 2005 calendar
10 .4 Motion was made by
Duggar, seconded by Reddick
and carried unanimously to ap-
prove School Improvement Plans
for LCHS, Tolar and Hosford
10.5 Motion was made by
Hayes, secondedby Flowers and
carried, unanimously to. approve.
OPPAGA Report for 20.4,.- ,:, '.
-1 Q.O6Motion was made by'Flowr,
ers, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to approve
request for permission to advertise
changes in School Board policies.
11.1 Motion was made by
Hayes, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to accept
letter of resignation from Vanell
Summers as Data Entry Operator
at W.R. Tolar School to be effec-
tive Jan. 21, 2005.
11.2 Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to approve rec-
ommendation of Kay Wahlquist
as temporary teacher during the
leave of absence of Cindy Mitchell
beginning Dec. 6, 2004.
11.3 Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Jerome Black
as Custodian at Liberty Education
and Administrative Center begin-
ning Jan. 17, 2005.
11.4 Motion Was made by
Duggar, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
request for maternity leave from
Heather Richter beginning Jan. 5,
2005 through March 31, 2005.
11.5 Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Reddick and car-
ried unanimously to accept letter of
intent to enter the DROP Program
from Evelyn Clark to be effective
Jan. 1, 2005 with final retirement
termination date to be effective no
later than Dec. 31, 2010.
1. Motion was made by Flowers,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve hiring of
Stephanie Shuler and Seth Geiger
for after-school tutoring program
effective November2, 9, 2004 (to
be paid from Title I funds).
2. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Beth Ramer
as Secretary to Director of. Trans-
portation (part-time) to be effective
Jan. 13, 2005.
3. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Reddick and.
carried unanimously to approve
request from April Holbert for her
son, Alan Holbert, to attend school
out-of-zone (from Tolar to Hosford)
for the remainder of the 2004-05
4. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Donna Hiers
as teacher-aide during the mater-
nity leave of absence of Heather
Richter beginning Jan. 11, 2005
through March 31, 2005.
Motion was made by Flowers,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to adjourn the meet-
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Minutes from the Jan. 6 meeting of the Liberty Commission
Official minutes from the Liberty County
Commisson regular meeting Jan. 6, 2005
as recorded by the board secretary_
The meeting was called to
order by Chairman John T. Sand-
ers. Present at the meeting were.
commissioners Dexter Barber,
Albert Butch, Jim Johnson, L.B.
Arnold, Attorney Shalene Grover,
Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk
The pledge ofallegiance was led
by Tony Hill and prayer was led by
Pastor Myrna Carnley.
Motion to approve the minutes
of the regular meeting held Dec. 9,
2004 was made by Johnson, sec-
onded by Butcher and carried.
Bids on moving the Revell
House were opened. 1. Ducky
Johnson House Movers, Grand
Ridge, FL bid on moving house
providing a solid footer foundation
with piers $20,000 and moving of
house providing a solid footer, solid
wall foundation $23,500. Motion to
reject the bid and re-advertise was-
made by Johnson, seconded by
Barber and carried.
Huelss Hajo and Patricia Jo
Evans requested that the board
abandon from Central Street to
Roberts Street South in Hosford.
Motion to advertise a public hear--
ing to abandon from Central Street
to.Roberts Street South in Hosford
was made by Arnold. seconded by
Johnson and carried.
Philip Jones with Preble Rish
Engineering gave the Board infor-
mation on how we bid projects.
Philip Jones told the board that
the Hosford Fire Station was going
well. On the Rock Bluff Water Sys-
tem we must have all the back flow
pipes installed before the system
can be turned on.
Carroll Copeland talked to the
board about the annual agreement
with Apalachee Regional Planning
Council to do the DEP Hazardous
Waste report.. Motion to approve
the agreement with Apalachee
Regional Planning Council to do
this report'was made by Johnson,
seconded by Barber and carried.
Ben Guthrie talked with the
board about changing the name of
Papaya Drive to Tucker Drive. The
board told Guthrie to go house to
house and talk to each land owner
before we advertise to change the
Motion to advertise to change-
Pleasant Hill Cemetery Road to
Pleasant Hill Road was made by
Johnson, seconded by Barber and
Ben Guthrie told the board that
.Hilda Pippen was leaving the am-
bulance service as of tomorrow. He
would like to be put on the ambu-
lance service full time.,This will be
discussed at the special meeting on
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005.
The board told Ben Guthrie to
use Bay Walk In to do the DOT
physical for the ambulance em-
Sammy Singletary talked about
the FEMA funding and presented
a list of equipment needed and
the number of new employees
The board would, like to spend
FEMA money on the Danny Black
Road and get it ready to pave.
Gloria Keenan requested use.
of the Veterans Park and the Civic
Center for the April 9 Blue Grass
Festival put on by the Liberty Coun-
ty Arts Council. Motion to approve
the Liberty County Arts Council to
use these facilities when needed
was made by Johnson, seconded
by Barberand carried.
Dennis'Hall requested a raise.
The board said that this will be
discussed at the special meeting
on Jan. 20.
Motion to approve the $725
membership fee with Opportunity
Florida and to appoint Joe Shuler
to serve on the board and appoint
Clerk Robert Hill as the official
contact was made by Johnson,
seconded by Butcher and car-
Motion to appoint Jim Johnson
to serve on the Transportation
Disadvantage board and to appoint
Albert Butcher as an alternate was
made by Arnold, seconded by Bar-
ber and carried.
Clerk Hill told the board that
Rep. David Coley will be at the
special meeting on Jan. 20.
Motion to request 2.5 million
dollars for a new jail from the leg-
islature was made by Barber, sec-
.onded by Butcher and carried.
Motion to request $350,000 for
courthouse renovation from the
Legislature was made by Johnson,
seconded by Butcher and carried.
There will be a workshop with
Ken Moneghan with the Florida
Association of Counties Trust on
Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. This is sched-
uled before the regular meeting
at 7 p.m.
Johnson made a motion to pave
the Henry Kever Road, seconded
by Barber. Arnold, Butcher and
Sanders voted against the mo-
Johnson made a motion to widen
Hwy. 12 to the sawmill. This motion
died for the lack of a second.
Johnson made a motion to make
J.T. Hathaway supervisor of the
motor graders and hire another
man. This motion died for the lack
of a second.
Johnson said that the cell phones
did not work in certain areas of the
county. He would like to purchase
radios. The board already has the
radios and are in the process of
finalizing the radio license. Clerk
Hill will call the warden at the prison
about putting a radio at the prison
so that the road crew can have
contact with them.
Commissioner Arnold said that
he still wanted Clark Edenfield to
ride with Larry Brown at all times.
Larry Brown told the board that
the chlorinator on the Telogia sys-
tem is going out and needs to be re-
placed. The board told Larry Brown
to call around and get prices and
also check on different brands.
Sammy Hanna told the board
that the fire house is 65% complete.
The inmate crew is building a brick
sign. Motion to approve Hosford-
Telogia Emergency Services to be
placed on the sign was made by
Butcher, seconded, by.Barber and
Motion to approve the return of
a $2,000 cash bond to R and S Ex-
cavating was made by Barber, sec-
onded by Johnson and carried.
Motion to pay the bills was made
-by Arnold, seconded by Barber and-
Motion to adjourn was made by
Barber, seconded by Johnson and
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Official minutes from the Liberty County
Commission special meeting Jan. 20, 2005
as recorded by the board secretary
3om The meeting was called to order
by Chairman John T. Sanders.
Present at the meeting were com-
missioners Dexter Barber, Albert
Butch, Jin Johnson, L.B. Arnold,
Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk
S Robert Hill.
The pledge of allegiance was led
by Clerk Robert Hill.
The opening-prayer was led by
Pastor Jack Strader.
Architect Chuck Purvis dis-
cussed the jail addition project. He.
ur feels that this can be completed
S! within the approved budget. Motion
by Johnson seconded by Butcher
and carried to proceed with this
p Annette Phillips with VMS in-
troduced her new administrators:
Marion Holzbach and Marvin Wil-
Jim Parrish spoke to the board
regarding the CDGB grant. After
discussion the board'agreed to
ask for-an extension on the water
systems of Rock Bluff and Lake
'Tony Arrant discussed the
'^ -l.. ^ -1 11 -
suggested that we send Preble-
Rish there to help come up with a
Attorney Grover presented to
the board a letter from Attorney
Crit Smith concerning the property
line between the County's property
and that of J.M. Revell. The board
advised Ms. Grover to speak to the
abstract company and find out how
this can be resolved.
Motion by Barber seconded by
Arnold and carried to appoint Com-
missioners Butcher and Johnson to
serve as our representatives on the
Small County Coalition.
Sammy Singletary gave the
board a priority list of needs for
the Road Department to do the
Carroll Copeland gave the board
information on the Solid Waste
Budget. Copeland suggested a
workshop to familiarize the board
members of this budget. This will
be set on Tuesday, Jan. 25.
Sammy Hannah told the board
that he has received two offers to
purchase the Mitigation House.
This is the house that's presently
being advertised to move. Those
bids will be opened on the Feb. 10
Ben Guthrie discussed the
road name change from Pleasant
Hill Cemetery Road to Pleasant
Hill Road. The board asked John
Eubanks to check with his partner
about the naming of this road. (Mr.
Eubanks and Mr. Revell own this
Guthrie said the EMS Rural
County Grant will be presented at
the February meeting.
Guthrie asked to be transferred
to a full-time EMT position with the
Ambulance Department. The board
said this was fine but to wait until
his 911 replacement was hired.
Motion by Butcher seconded by
Barber and carried to advertise this
vacancy (911 director).
Martha Jacobs asked about a
new roof on her home. This will be
discussed at next Tuesday's Grants
Motion to adjourn by Johnson
seconded by Barber and carried.
Liberty County Commission special
County' Comprehenslve Plan. A
workshop was planned on Feb. 3 meeting minutes for January 25
at 7 p.m. to diSCUSS up-dating the Official minutes from the Liberty County Commission special meeting
present plan. Jan. 25, 2005 as recorded by the board secretary
Brenda'Clay asked approval .Chairman John T. Sanders called the meeting to order with commis-
oh Resolutions 05-01 and 05-02. signers Dexter Barber, Albert Butch, Jim Johnson, L.B. Arnold, Attorney
Motion to approve resolution 05-01 Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert Hill present.
was made by Johnson seconded The pledge of allegiance was led by Johnny Eubanks.
by Butcher and carried., Motion Chairman Sanders brought up the Ray Ellis SHIP house project.
to approve resolution 05-02 was Additional funds are needed to complete this house. Motion by Arnold
made by Johnson seconded by seconded by Butcher and approved to spend an additional $2,000 to
Barber and carried., complete this job.
Michael Clark asked the board Motion by Johnson seconded by Butcher and carried to have Attorney
when will the work be done by the Grover draft language to change landfill pricing on TVs and computers.
Grants Department on his place? Ricky Revell presented amendment #5 change order #4 on the Rock
Ricky Revell said they are coming. Bluff Water System. This is an additional $14,792 from the State Re-
Commissioner Butcher asked for a volving Fund. Motion to accept this was made by Johnson seconded by
workshop concerning the Grants Barber and carried.
Department. This workshop will be Motion by Johnson seconded by Arnold and carried to purchase one
next Tuesday, Jan; 25 at 7 p.m. Snapper walk behind, mower, two weed eaters, six sets of mower blades
There was discussion of the. and three oil filters for. inmate work crews. Approximate cost is $3,400.
grading, on Green Acres Road: Commissioner Butcher discussed updating the County's Personnel
Also discussion of the drainage and Policies. The board asked Attorney Grover to have copies for the board
grading, problems, in 'the range to review.and later'app.rove the updated version: *- -
'subdivisioh.:'Cbmmissiorner AridId Molion to adjourn by Johnsonsecondbd cy-Buotcher'an'd carried .
Liberty Co. Commission special
meeting minutes for January 20
Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 16,2005
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Three representAltha at weightlifting championship
Alisha McClellan, Courtney
Beauchamp and Joy Capps all rep-
resented Altha High School well
over the weekend at the 2005 Girls
State Weightlifting Championships.'
Alisha McClellan finished 14th,
Joy Capps placed 22nd& and Court-
ney Beauchamp finished 7th. Both
Courtney and Joy will be resuming
next year while Alisha ended her
high school career, Saturday.- We
are extremely proud of these girls
for making it as far as they did this
year. Most people from the big-
ger schools can't pronounce Altha,
much less have any idea where
we're located. '
Courtney Beaucharmp had a great
clean andjerk to get within 5 pounds
of medaling in the 110 weight class.
She finished with a 240 total(120-
120). She went from 14th last year
Michael Chason and Kyle McAlpin
are the lucky ticket
by Jordan Waldorff
Recently, two groups at Alha
School sold tickeis for a chance to
win special prizes. The senior class
of 2005 sold tickets for a chance to
%in a Broil Mate gas grill. The se-
ijor class would like to gi ea special
thanks to Waldorff Ace Hardware
for donating the grill.- The drawing
was held during the half-time of the
VarsitN homecoming game on Feb.
4. The winner of the grill was Mi-
chael Shannon Chason. Thank you
to all those who supported the se-,
nior class bN purchasing tickets..
The journalism class at Altha
Public School also Sold .donation
',ckeis for a chance to \ in a Shake-
speare rod and reel. Tuhs was also"
a very successful fundraiser. The.
'winning ticket was also drawn at the
half-time of the Varsity homecom-
ing game. The winner of the rod-
and. reel was Kyle McAlpin. The
journalism 'taft would also like to
thank all those ho showed their
support by purchasing donation
This ear, the kindergarten class
at Altha School participated in a
coloring contest. Three kindergar-
ten classes from our area participat-
ed in h ds contest. It was sponsored
by the pharmaic at Wal-Mart. The
children colored picture' different
germs in the contest C.ise Jones,
from Mrs. Watson's kindergarten
class, won out of his age group in
the competition. Casey's prize was
a $20 ogit card for Wal-Mart. This
fun contest was a great way to teach
the children about germs.
Nationwide ACT test April 9
for college-bound students
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College-bound high school to find out if a prospective college
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registration). .along %with a student's high school
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tainsanoptionalWritingTest.Some extracurricular activities and other,
colleges %\ ill require w riling scores information to help determine if a
from students entering college in student is academically read\ for
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check the admissions requirements ACT encourages 11th graders
of colleges they are considering to examine their ACT scores, for
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WWV-.AcIstqent.grg. Thqe web.sit ,4ut1es to.the ,tree-hourqormaLtpst, e
also features test ups, pracuce ingtime. ',-,
to 7th'this year. She'll be a senior
next year and who knows what may
happen. She has a great work ethic
arid we can definitely see her mak-
ing a run at the title next year. It
was an exciting day for our girls and
an ending to a great season. Despite
only having 12 girls on this year's
team, we were still able to win all
of our meets and end the year with
a record of 5-0. This was our third
year of girls weightlifting at Altha
High School. We have compiled
a 13-2 record in those three years
while qualifying 6 girls to the state
filial with 1 girl winning the state
Altha 49 Arnold 19
Altha 67 Marianna 11
Altha 49-Mosley 22
Altha 41- Rutherford 31
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I Feb. 17 Feb. 23, 2005 1
A variety of fruits and
vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat or whole milk
served with all meals.
Breakfast Chilled pears, cheese
toast, ready-to-eat cereal.
Lunch: Chicken with rice, candied
yams, steamed cabbage, corn
bread, vanilla pudding.
Breakfast Chilled apple juice,
sausage patty, waffles with
Lunch: Ham or turkey sandwich,
lettuce and tomato, macaroni
and cheese, orange wedges,
Breakfast Chilled peaches,
sausage gravy over biscuit, hash.
Lunch: Cheeseburger on buns,
lettuce, tomato, pickles, french
fries with catsup, brownies with
Breakfast Chilled tropical fruit
cup with nuts, scrambled eggs,
toast with jelly.
Lunch: Pizza, green beans,
glazed carrots, peanut butter
All menus are subject to change
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Lowfat or whole
with all meals
Lunch: Chicken salad sand-
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corn, fresh fruit, cookie.
Lunch: Sub sandwiches with
cheese, french-fried potatoes,
lettuce and tomatoes, fresh
Lunch: Chicken nuggets,
pasta salad, turnip greens,
fruit cup, corn bread.
Lunch: Tacos with cheese,
french-fried potatoes, lettuce
and tomato, fresh fruit, cin-
namon raisin biscuit.
Lunch: Chili with beans, crack-
ers, grilled cheese sandwich,
fruit cup, cookie.
All menus are subject to change
Bristol, Phone 643-3333
National Child Passenger Safety Week
highlights importance of buckling up
TALLAHASSEE-The Flori- Calhoun and Liberty rear and in a back seat in vehi-
da Department of Health (DOH) Calhoun and Liberty -les equipped with a passenger
joins SAFE KIDS Florida in County's Healthy Start airbag.
recognizing National Child Pas- Program are the agency Toddlers at least 1 year of
senger Safety Week, Februar to contact for Child Pas- age who weigh over 20 pounds
13-19, to encourage motor \e- sengerSafety. Theyhave should ride in a forward-facing
hide safety, and the importance child safety seat.
of buckling up. a car seat program to Children 4 to 8 years of age
"I implore all Floridians, par- help families acquire low and up to 4' 9" in height should
ticularly parents, to make sure cost, quality car seats. use a belt-positioning booster
every child's car seat is prop- They also instruct par- seat, as the adult safety belt does
early installed and adjusted," said ents in proper use and in- not fitthis age group correctly..
DOH Secretary John 0. Agwu- stallation. If a family is Older children over 4' 9"
nobi, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H. tala n. If a ly is should always use a safety belt.
"Allowing a child, or any other eligible for WIC, Med- For more information about
passenger, to ride unrestrained is icaid or any other kind of child health and safety, visit the
illegal, and the consequences of assistance, a car seat can DOH at www.doh.state.fl.us.
sustaining a life-long injury or be provided for small SAFE KIDS Florida is part of
death are never worth the risk." e the National SAFE KIDS Cam-
According to. the National number to cal paign, the first and only national
Highway Traffic Safety Admin- 643-2415, ext 246. nonprofit organization dedicated
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cent of all child passenger re- who is properly restrained. tentional childhood injury the
straints-more than 80 percent of To avoid injury, DOH and number one killer of children
car seats and 40 percent of boost- SAFE KIDS Florida recommend ages 14 and under. More than
er seats-are used incorrectly. In a the following guidelines: 300 state and local SAFE KIDS
crash, a child restrained incor- Infants from birth to 1 year coalitions in all 50 states, the
rgctlyis 3.5 times more likely\ to of age and weighing at least 20 District of Columbia and Puerto,
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FEBRUARY 16,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19
R.F. Munroe Day School Key Club
Robert F. Munroe -' '
Key Club Sweet-
heart has been cho- S O
sen by the club mem-
bers. She is Natalie -
Bristol.' Natalie is
the daughter of Lisa
and Cliff Bristol
of Bristol. She has
been a member of
the Anchor Club for
three years. She has .
also been a member -'
of the Student Coun- Natalie Bristol
Scil for four years and a e t
is this year's President. Natalie is a four-year member of Senior Beta a
varsity cheerleader, and is the Senior Class Salutatorian.
S TOP FIVE SENIOR RANKINGS SET AT MUNROE
The top academically ranked seniors at, Robert F. Munroe Day.
School were named this week.The announcementof the first five ranks
included four males and one female, a statistic that normally has been
The Valedictorian for the senior class of 2005 is Ben Stewart, son of
John and Jerri Stewart of Mt. Pleasant. The Salutatorian for the class
-is Natalie Bristol, daughter of Cliff and Lisa Bristol of Bristol. The
.third ranked senior acts as the class historian and is Tyler MNcKinnon.
son of Howard and Elaine McKinnon of Quincy. .The class prophet,
fourth ranked in the class, is Andrew. Gay. son of Andy and Kim Gay of
Quincy. The class la%%yer. Samuel Iglesias. ranks fifth and is the son of
Carlos and Vera Iglesias of Greensboro.
The first two ranked students will be the speakers at graduation,
while numbers three, four. and five will each speak at Class Night on the
Thursday before Graduation which is on Friday, May 27 in the school
Football banquet to be held at
Veterans Memorial Park Feb. 28
by Crney Wiliams LCHS CALENDER OF EVENTS
-Parnts:FCATwillbecomingup I Thursday, Feb. 17 Girl's Softball game against Wakulla
in March. Students are focusing on home at 5 p.m.
reading skills currently by using a Monday, Feb. 21 No school its Presidents day
computer based program calledA Tuesday, Feb. 22 -Girls Softball Game against Port St. Joe
With a' onolpe of weeks the math away at 7 p.m.
component should be ready, Each
student will be on the computer at
:.least once a week for 30 minutes...
There will be a football banquet
at the Bristol Civic Center Feb. 28.
All parents please bring a covered
dish or dessert
The Beta Club is urging all its
members. as well as interested
community members, to collect the
following items and drop them offat,
the high school: Used or new beanie
babies and receiving blankets for
the Newborn Neonatal Intensive
care unit at TMH; Campbell soup
labels; Education box top labels;
empty computer printer cartridges
to recycle; toothpaste, toothbrushes,
ivory soap, new small toys such
as balls, new children's t-shirts
or simple outfits, etc., all for next
year's Operation Christmas Child
I Friday, Feb. 18 100 .inning game fundraiser beginning at I
I Saturday, Feb. 19-Alumni game at noon, $25 to play includes I
t-shirt and lunch.
The Club is also asking the com-
mumity for input for the mural to be
painted by the club members on the
train tunnel at Veterans Memorial
Park. Any person interested in fill-
ing out a survey can pick one up at
LCHS. We want to portray the his-
tory of Liberty County and/or %what
is deemed important by its citizens
through the surveys.-
The Liberty County School's
website has the list of scholarships
-and other educational opportuni-
ties available for L.C.H.S. students.
Visit the website at www.firn.edu/
schools/liberty/liberty for more
It is time for seniors to apply for
the Bright Futures scholarship. Go
to wws .FloridaStudentFinancialAid.
org to apply for this scholarship and
other Florida financial aid. There
is also a link on this %website for the
Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA). Students must fill
out the FAFSA in order to receive
the Pell Grant and other need based
federal aid. Remember, the sooner
you apply the better the chance of
getting financial aid.
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Employee of the Year: Helen
Representatives for Liberty,
County High School teacher of the
year are: Donna Summers and Sheri
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No matter what the age, stu-' -
dents just love Zann Geiger. She
has taught nearly every elemen-
tary and middle school level.
She was our county SWAT per- ..
son for a few years. What-she
loves most, however, is Early ..'. -
Childhood age children. She's -.. ...
right at home this year in Kin-
dergarten. This is Mrs. Zann's .
17th year in the classroom. "I Zann Geiger
am honored to be selected,"-Mrs.
Zann humbly shares. She is the wife of Shane Geiger and mother of
three great children.
iS^,^,+ + Mary Catherine Davis is one
dynamic lady. She is the mother
of two and mentor to many. It's
S obvious that her students love
Str her. Why?,y Her glowing smile
and great positive reinforcement.
Mrs. Mary Catherine. sees the
classroom as a place for students
-to build their self respect and self.
worth. She likes to engage stu-
dents with enriching activities.
"I see the student and teacher as
SMary Catherine Davis co-learners," says Davis. With
nine years under her belt, we'll-see many more, great things from
Mary Catherine in the upcoming years.
W.R. TOLAR CALENDAR OF EVENTS
SThursday, Feb. 17-Girls Softball at homes. Blountstown,
3:30 p.m. DH; Boy's Baseball at Blountstown, 6 p.m. DH
Friday, Feb. 18,- Boy's Baseball at Munroe, 5 p.m. DH
Tuesday, Feb. 22 Boy's Baseball vs. Blountstown at
| home,'3:30 prn. DIH; Girls Softball at home vs.'Port St. Joe, 4 .]
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If interested; please contact
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Liberty County Board
of County Commissioners
is accepting applications for
3 carpenters and 3 carpenter helpers
with experience in remodelin.,
The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners
will accept applications for the above positions until 5
p.m. on March 3. Applications may be obtained and
submitted at the Clerk of Court's Office located in the
Liberty County Courthouse, State Road 20, Bristol,
The positions advertised are grant funded and are
contingent upon the release of funds by the United
States Department of Energy, The, Florida Depart-
ment of community Affairs and The Florida Housing
Compensation: Current Salary schedule
For further information please contact Ricky W.
Revell, Liberty County Grants Director at 643-2692.
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The Calhoun County
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Hours will vary. Duties will include homemaking re-
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given final pursuant to
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the follow-
ing applications) for waler use permitss,
has (have) been received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management District:
Application number I 06507 filed:
C.W. Roberts Contracting Inc., Post
Office Box 188, Hosford, FL 32334
Requesting a maximum withdrawal
of. 144,400 gallons per day from the
Floridanr Aquifer System for Industrial
use by an existing facility..
General withdrawal locations) in Lib-
erty County: T1S, R6W, Sec. 14
Interested persons may object to or com-
ment upon the applications or submit
a written request for a copy ol the staff
reports) containing proposed agency ac-
tion regarding the applications) by riling
to the Division of Resource Regulation
of the Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment Distnct. attention Terri Peterson,
152 Waler Management Drive, Havana,
Florida 32333-9700, but such comments
or requests must be received by 5 o'clock
p.m. on March 7, 2005.
No further public notice will be provided re-
garding this (these) applicationss. Publica-~
tion of this notice constitutes constructive
notice of this permit application to all sub-
stantially affected persons. A copy of the
..staff reports) must be requested in order
to remain advised of further proceedings
Bnstol 66 Towing and Recovery will
hold a Public Auction on Mar. 5. 2005
at 1:00p.m. (ETI.
1996 Green Ford 2 door Mustang
Our Auction will be held at Bristol 66
Storage on Hoecake Road ott Highway
20 East, one halt mile on lett, you will
see our sign. Bristol 66 Towing reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
The Calhoun Liberty Journal 2-16-05
It you need any more information on Ihe
above vehicle please call (850) 643-2522
ask for Dale.
and any public hearing date. Substantially
affected persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing regarding Ine
proposed agency action by submitting a
written request according to the provisions
of40A-1.521,5 IoridaAdministrative Code.
Notices of Proposed Agency Action will
be mailed only to persons who have filed
such requests.. 2.6
INTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA
DIVISION OF PROBATE
IN RE: ESTATE OF ARCHIE E.
Theadministrationot ineestale olARCHIE-
E. WELLES, deceased File Number 04-
027-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Liberty County, Florida. Probate Division.
the address of which is Post Office Box
399, Bristol., Flonda 32321. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal represeniailve's attorney
are set forth below
ALL INTERESTED PERSONARE NOTI-
All persons or whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the
validity of the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or jurisdic-
lion of this Court are required to file their
objections with the Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHSAFTERTHE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF,
THIS NOTICE OF THEM.
All creditors ol the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against thme
decedent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is served within three months
:after the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims with this
LIBERTY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
REQUEST FOR BIDS
FOR ROOFING SYSTEM FOR
NEW CLASSROOM PROJECT AT
W.R.TOLAR SCHOOL, BRISTOL, FLORIDA
The Liberty County School board is requesting proposals
for material and labor to install a roof and fascia system
to include metal roof trusses, metal deck, rigid insulation,
finished metal roof covering standing seam to match exist-
ing colors, thickness, materials, and installation. Contractor
shall visit job site before submitting formal bid. New roof
and fascia shall be complete in every respect on the new
classroom building at the W.R. Tolar School in Bristol, Flori-
da. The successful contractor must be bonded, insured and
be able to finish the first phase of the job by May, 15, 2005.
Specifications and design drawings for this project may be
acquired at the Liberty Education and Administrative Cen-
ter located on Highway 12 South in Bristol. Glenn Moore,
Director of Administration, can answer any questions con-_
cerining this project by calling 643-2275 ext. 236. Proof of
all insurance requirements must be presented before the,
contract is let. Insurance does include workman's compen-
sation as required by Florida Statutes. The Liberty County'
School board reserves the right to accept of reject any or all
bids. No asbestos or asbestos containing material may be
use in this project. The bids must be sealed an labeled "Bid
for Roofings System Tolar Classroom Addition". All bids,
must be submitted to the Liberty County School Board Of-,
fice at 12926 NW County Road 12 by 4:00 p.m.(ET) March
4, 2005. Any bid received after this time will not be consid-
ered. .. > ". ,.. : .. ...
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Roger L. Welles
15549 New Market Road
Hosford, FL 32334
-Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER. THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
All other creditors of the decedent and,
persons having claims ordemands against
the decedent's estate mustflle their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.IS FEB. 16, 2005.
Attorney for Personal Representatives:
Thomas R. Thompson
Thompson, Crawford & Smiley,
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 15158
Florida Bar No. 890596
IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOFTHE FOUR-
TEENTHJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INAND FOR
CASE NO.: 2001-0040-CA
WAKULLA BANK, a Florida banking
JAY HOYT RACKLEY and BARBARA
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Amended Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Feb. 3, 2005, entered
in Civil Case No. 2001-0040-CA, of the
Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Calhoun County, Florida,
wherein Wakulla Bank is Plaintiff, and Jay
Hoyt-Flackley and Barbara Rackley, are
:Defendants. the undersigned will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash on
the front steps of the Calhoun County
Courthouse, Blounistown. Florida, at11:00
a.m. 'CDT), on March 10. 2005 the fol-
lowing described property as sel forth in
said Amended iinal Summary Judgment'
of Foreclosure to-wi: *
' Commerce at an existing iron rodi mark-.
Sing the Southwes Corner of Secton
27, Township 2 North, Range 9 West.
Calhoun County, Florida. inence North
S80 degrees 11 minutes 45 seconds
S West 67.19 feet; Inence North 13
degrees 48 minutes 40 seconds East
along the Easterly right of way State
Road 71. 4424.59 eeat lo an iron pipe
and call Ihis the Por t of Beginning:
thence continue North 13 degrees 48
minutes 40 seconds East along said
right of way 529.86 feet to an iron pipe,
Ihence South 79 degrees 17 minutes
45 seconds East 512.40 teet to an iron
pipe. thence South 04 degrees 19 min-
ules 35 seconds West 509.73 leet to an
iron pipe; thence north 81 degrees 27
minutes 09 seconds West 598.16 feet
to the Point of Beginning. This parcel is
located in the Northwest 1/4 of Section
27, Township 2 North. Range 9 West,
Calhoun County, Florida.
Dated this 4th day of Feb 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court -
By: L. Flowers
As Deputy Clerk 292.-16
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
The Liberty County Board of County
Commissioners will receive sealed com-
petitive bids from any person, company
or corporation interested in providing the
SCOPE: Contracting services sought
for purchase and removal of a wood
frame, 2 story, 1352 sq. ft. house locat-
ed at 7042 NW Joe Red Shuler Road.
Bid winner will be responsible for clos-
ing septic tanks, wells and returning the
site to a natural state consistent with the'
surrounding unimproved Flood Plains of,
unimproved parcels in and around Lib-
erty County, Florida in .accordance with
applicable federal, state and local stat-
utes, regulations, plans and policies at
the following location:
1. Property #3, located at 7042 NW Joe
Red Shuler Road, Bristol, FL 32321.
(The Revell House)
All contracts will be awarded pursuant to
the Liberty County bidding Polity regard-
ing competitive bids for Contracting Ser-
vices. The contract award will be based'
on the responsiveness to the scope and
specifications of each proposed project
and the qualifications of responsible con-
The School Board of Liberty County is accepting applications
for the following positions for the 2004-2005 school year.
Applications are available at the Office of the Superintendent
of Schools located at 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol, FL. Office
hours are from 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
EARLY LEARNING CENTER-Liberty Kids First
High School Diplom or equivalent.
Must have a CDA or be willing to obtain one.
Must provide written references upon request from the
COMPENSATION: Base Pay: $9,734-$10,816
with option of additional hours
A complete application listing three (3) professional
references and resume is required. Please submit application
and resume to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools
located in the Liberty Education and Administration Center at
12926 NW CR 12 Bristol, FL. Reasonable accommodations
for completing forms and interviews are available for
people with disabilities when requested in advance.
For a request for reasonable accommodations, please
contact the Office of the Superintendent.
Applications will be received from:
Feb. 14, 2005- Feb. 28, 2005
ONLY CURRENT APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Employment will be contingent .upon fingerprints being
cleared by FDLE
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race, religion,
sex, age, National origin, handicap or marital status.
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QUALIFICATIONS: Contractors must be
experienced and meet all criteria.
Any contractor submitting a bid must pro-
vide the required documentation outlined
in the Bid package in order to qualify the
firm or individual's ability to perform the
projects in a.manner which meets or
exceed the Liberty County Floodplain
Management Requiremenis. all codes
and license compliance, and County and
Stale ordinance requirements
The Bid specifications may be obtained
at ihe Liberty County-Emergency Man-
agement Ohice, 11109 NW SR 20, P.O.
Box 877. Bristo FL 32321(telephone-
(850)643- 2339) .
Please indicate on 'the outside ol the
envelope that this is a SEALED BID for
Revell House. Bids should be sent to
the Liberty County Clerk of Court's office
at P.O. Box 399, Bristol, FL 32321:
Bids will be received until 5 p.m.(ET) on
03101/05, Tuesday, and will be opened
at the following meeting of the Liberty
Count,' Board of County Commissioners
which is held in tne Libeny County Courn-
house, Bristol. FL 32321. on 03/01/05,
Tuesday, at 7 p.m.(ET).
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids. 216.2-23
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ALTIN FREDDIE BLACK
BRISTOL Altin Freddie Black, 68, passed
away Tuesday. Feb. 8, 2005 in Bristol. He was a
native of Liberty County and was a member of
Church of God of Prophecy.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Dawson of
Bristol and Derrick Black of Windson, CT; one
daughter, Victoria Black of Bear, DE; mother,
Laurentine Floyd Black of. Bear, DE; one sister,
Eleanor Monroe of Ft. Lauerdale and one brother,
Lloyd Black of Harford, CT.
Services were held Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005 at,
Church of God of Prophecy. Interment followed-
in Bristol Cemetery in Bristol.
Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy was in charge of
the arrangements. .
WILLIE RUTH HOUGH
BLOUNTSTOWN Willie Ruth. Hough, 65,
passed away Wednesday. Feb. 9, 2005 at Gulf
Coast Hospital in Panama City. She was born in
Slocomib, AL and had lived in Calhoun County
since 1976 coming from Slidell, LA. She was a
retired homemaker and caregiver and was of the
Survivors include one son. Roger Hough of
Blountsto0\ n one brother. W.E. Snuh of Birmning-
ham, AL; one sister. Frances Terr\ ofBlounrtsto% n:
one losing grandson. Zachar\ Allen Hough of
Birmingham, AL; several nieces and nephe% s.
No services are planned at this time.
Peai\ Funeral Home in Blounisto\ n was in
charge of the arrangements.
EDWIN '"PUNK" PARRISH
BRISTOL-Ed% in "Punk" Parrish. 80. passed
away Friday, Feb. 11, 2005. He Was a retired'
He was predeceased b\ his \\ ife. Catherine
Survivors include one son. Charles 'Bobb\'i
Britr of Bristol and three grandchildren.
Graveside ser ices %were held Monda,( Feb. 14.
S2005 at Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol.
NIcClellan Funeral Home in Bristol was in
charge of the arrangements.
JAMES ELBERT FARMER
NASHVILLE, TN- James Elbert Farmer, 89,
passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005 in Nashville,
TN. He was born in Holmes County and was a for-
mer resident of Bristol. He was an area supervisor
for the U.S. Forest Service and attended Linden
Church of God.
Survivors include one son, Lt. Col. James LaVoy
Farmer; one daughter, Mary Frances Farmer Den-
mark of Nashville, TN; three brothers, Snowden
Samuel Farmer, Jr. of Marianna, Hairman Farmer
of Titusville, Robert Farmer of Webster; one sister,
Hazel Miller ofWildwood; five grandchildren and
Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 at
10 a.m. at Linden Church of God in Linden, FL.
Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 18 from 6-8
p.m. at Purcell Funeral Home Chapel in Bushnell,
Interment will follow in Linden Cemetery in
Purcell Funeral Home in Bushnell was in charge
of the arrangements.
BLOUNTSTOWN Romona Marshall, 77,
passed away early Tue'.da\ morning. Feb. 15, 2005
at her home. She was born in Wichita, KS andlived
in Calhoun County for several years. She was a
homemaker and was of the Catholic faith.
She \\ as predeceased by her daughter, Barbara
Survivors include one daughter, Cecilia Davis
of Kinard; one brother, Gene Marshall and his
wife, Joan of Illinois; five grandchildren, Pamala
Brown and her husband, Floyd of Altha, Joseph
Gort and his \,. ife Jeannette of Blountstown, Greg
Gort of Blountto\v. n, Christina Simmons and her
husband, Kenny of Scotts Ferry and Jimmy Harris
of W.1,shington: ten great-grandchildren, Jennifer
Gort and her fiance', Hilton 3Burch, Chritiopher
Wilson. Jessica Hill. Patrick Wilson, Deanna Gort,
F rankl n Simmonsor A [n.ida Simmons, Joshua Gort,
Dakota Gort, Joseph Gort IV.
Graveside services: will be held Thursday, Feb.
17. 2005 at 2 p.in.(CT) at Buckhorn Cemetery in
We\\ ahitchka \ ith Father Antoni Bury officiating.
Interment "will follow.
Pea\- Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge
of the arrangements.
Homecoming week at Chipola set for Feb. 21-26
NMARIANNA Chipola College
--will celebrate Honiecomin.' 2005,
the %eek ofFeb 21-2.
Student actitides for the week
include a building decoration contest
and Homecorung Talent Sho..
Chipola Alumnus of dhe -Near. Dr.
Wa\ ne Blanton. v. ill address Chipo-,
la's Honors Seminar on Frida\. Feb.
25 at 10 a.m in Jackon Hall. The
public is in lied it anend
As panrt of Homeconung 200.-, at
SC-apola ColleOe. memnbe-rs of ihe
1978-1981 Bapust Campus Nlinis-
it organization are hosting a BCM
SReunion, Saturday. Feb. 26. The
; elent ill be held from 4 to 6 p.m. n
the Conunuing Educauon Building
Conference Room fomierl. the Old
AthreTic Dorm)--on College Street.
c:- Former BCM members are asked to
brfiig a finger food. family. and fond
memories to enjoy this time of fel-
Homecoming Night. Saturday,
Feb. 26. begins with the Lady Indi-
ans game against Tallahassee Com-
Smnity College at 5:30 p.m. An-
Alumni Reception hosted by Chipo-
la President Dr. Gene Prough and his
wife Priscilla, begins at 6 p.m. in the
Chipola Appreciation Club Room.
All alumni and friends are invited to
attend the reception.
Former Chipola Cheerleaders are
this year's special guests at home-
coming. All returning, cheerleaders
!will-bJe0 invited to jonthe. current
squad in a routine to "De l in aBlue
-The Indians take on Talaiassee.
Con-rnunirs G:llege in the men's
game a[ 7.30 p.m Chipdla's 2004
Hnomecomniing Queen aid Mtr. Chipo-
la will be crowned during halftime.
SF--i more information on Home-
comniin e ents. call the SGA :office
at "1S-23I S or "18-2314.
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P.O. Box 568, 15205 NW CR 274
Altha, Fl. 32421
850-762-3965 fax 850-762-4615
'A f7aImil 1101'lld a0d Oi operated Lusiness.
| Richard and LeAnna Hall, owners
S In Loving Memory of Ellis Pitts Lk
March 25, 1944- Feb. 20, 2004
God looked around His garden And found an emp-
ty place. He then looked down upon the earth, And
sa w your tired face. He put His arms around you And
lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He
alvwas takes the best. He knew that you were suffer-
ing, He knew you were in pain. He saw the road was
getting rough, And the hills were hard to climb. So He
closed your 'ieary eyelids, And w hispered "Peace be
thine." It broke bur hearts to lose you But you didn't
go alone For part of us went with you The day that
God called you home.
We still love and miss you,
'-fjkffa, *Lolat-Paitida, Loretta and Greg
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Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility
.upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Booker T. Washington
Program of the
Better Business Bureau
within a 50 mile radius
Youadon't gain a thing by rushing spring
Warm days in February tempt / provide an exact date because
us to get started with spring gar-, by Daniel E. each spring is different. Some
dening activities. Though there Mullins, times we have an early spring,
are plenty of other things to Extension along the Gulf Coast, providing,
do in the landscape during this Horticultural safe planting conditions. by eai
month. it is too early for plant- Agent, anta ly March. During other years
ing summer annuals and warm consistently warm weather i
season vegetables. Real spring delayed until well into April. I
weather is still several weeks general, it is relatively safe t
away. and stabilizes, root growth is plant between mid-March an
The tomato is the most com- slow. The top portion of a to- mid-April.
mon Victim of extremely early mato plants equally sensitive. While we are waiting, their
planting. It seems that we can't Growth will not occur, or will are other gardening jobs tha
wait to put some plants in the be very slow until both day and can be done in February.
ground, expecting to be the first night temperatures warm up. spray containing horticulture
to feast upon the home grown Even if you were able to oil emulsion, sometimes know
fruit., somehow cause a tomato plant o l nntl ann I nnnlid t
asa dormant oil. can-be a lied t(
Tomato, being a tropical,
plant, doesn't appreciate be-
ing exposed to cold air and
soil temperatures. Though we
might provide special care such
as covering the young plants
during frosty nights, they usual-
ly struggle to survive and grow
very little until spring arrives.
The growth and development
of tomato, like other warm sea-
son plants, is driven by soil and
air temperature. Until the soil
temperature reaches about 70
degrees Fahrenheit or greater
10 acre tracts
First year is
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or visit tri-land.com
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to grow in February or early
March, it wouldn't be able to set
fruit yet. Successful pollination
of tomato is governed by night
temperatures and the minimum
temperature for acceptable fruit
set is about 68 degrees Fahren-
heit That's the reason that the
gardener who plants in early
March generally harvests fruit
at the same time as another who
establishes plants two or three
Tomato is used here as an ex-
ample just because it is so pop-
ular and has perhaps received
more study than most warm sea-
son plants. Even though I stress
the need to wait until the weath-
er warms up, don't overreact and
plant too late either.
Tomato plants set fruit best
when night temperatures are be-
tween approximately 68 and 73
degrees Fahrenheit It is possible
to set out plants too late in the
spring. They must have time to
grow and produce flowers be-
fore extremely hot nights begin
So when is the best time to
plant the warm season vegeta-
bles and annual flowers? I can't
7 "( 12x20 Carport "
4 Windows 4' Door
20x24 w14 Win. &
4' Dr., AllAlum. Ex.,
LESS THAN -
S$117 Mo. wac
shrubs for controlling over-win-
tering scale insects.
Read and follow label direc-
Finish pruning grape vines,
blackberries, peaches and most
other fruits. Delay the pruning
of blueberry plants until harvest
is completed in June. Do any
necessary pruning of crape myr-
tle, hibiscus, althea and- other
summer flowering shrubs.'
Do not prune the spring flow-
ering shrubs yet. Any needed
pruning of azalea, Camellia,
Spirea, Wisteria and Forsythia
should be delayed until shortly
after the flowering season is over.
Late in the month begin remov-
ing cold and hurricane damaged
branches from shrubs and tender
perennials. In the vegetable gar-
den, there is still time to plant
Irish potatoes, English peas and
And while on the subject of
delaying certain jobs, it is still
too early for fertilizing the lawn.
Wait until a uniform green-up
is seen. The extremely early
application of a nitrogen con-
taining fertilizer can encourage
premature growth which might
be more susceptible to cold in-
jury. Your winter weeds on the
other hand, would love a dose of
fertilizer but I doubt that is the
r -... "
Your Valu-Rite store with
,. a full selection of drugs,
greeting cards, film, health
and beauty aid supplies
17324 Main Street North,
* .,OCALLY OWNED & OPERATEDi
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(across from F.H.RP.) (3 miles west of town)
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon
Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-businessads run FREE for 2 weeks.
Leather love seat, blue, gi
edition for $75. Call 762-85
Magic Chef stove for $'
Hotpoint washer for $2
Ten compartment hanging
each compartment is 36"x
with feeders and auto wa
tern for $150. Call 593-542
GE refrigerator/freezer, side
has ice and water in door,l
$300. Call 643-2431.
GE washing machine, IR
$100. Call 643-2431.
Flex Steel couch, hideaw
good condition, $60. Call 62
Roll-a-way bed, good co
barely used, $50. Ca1l 674-
410 Shotgun, fairly new, $
Lawn mower, Sears Cre
38", $75. Call 643-4267.
Washing machine and dry
-: work great, $150. Call 643
Men's watches, Seiko Gold Chro-
y A nograph watch with three eye dials
33 and leather band, $69 or best offer;.
ood con- Croton gold and silverChronograph
86. watch, with two tone metal band ad-
2-16, 2-23 justable, $69 or best offer. Both are
new still in box with warranty cards.
25. Call Call 508-7084. 2-16,2-23
Minolta Maxxum, 350 si with date
25. Call imprint onfilmand Panorama mode,
2-16, 2-23 comes with two auto focus lens, 35-
70mm and 80-200mm, has built in
ig cage, flash all in top condition, $169 or best
!24"x18"' offer. Call 508-7084. a ?sn
29. Macro auto focus lens, 70-
2-16, 2-23 300mm, for Minolta, $289.95 retail,
will sell for $129 or best offer. Call
by side, 508-7084. 2-16,2-23
2ike new Minolta Maxxum 3200i flash for
$130 new, will sell for $49 or best
ke new offer; 2X Rokuhar Minolta Auto
Focus Tele-Converter, $169 new,
2 2.2 1 2 r3
2:6 ''3 will sell for $80 or best offer; 50mm
A.F. Minolta Maxxum lens, $49; 80-
aybed, : 200mm A.F. Maxxum Zoom lens,
74-1637 $79 or best offer. Call 508-7084.
: ._. 2-16,2-23
)ndition, Tractor, -383 Massey Ferguson
1637 or Farm Tractor, 675 hours on. it,
2-16, 2-23 excellent condition, $11,500. Call
643-6086 or 643-5990. 2-16, 2-23
216 2-23 Tin roofing, used. For more infor-
ft" sm : mation call 762-3633. ..- ::,
< ::' Junior prom dresses, plum in size
9 for $50: deep purple in size 7 for
ter, both $45; black dress in size 7 for $70.
-4956. Call 674-2350 and leave a mes-
Leaf blower for $30. Call 643- Diamondringwith emerald
4956. 2-16,2-23 Call 674-2350 and leave
Entertainment center, wood. ask-
ing $25. Call 643-4956.. -16,2-23:
Four bar stools with hand painted
rooster design, 24" high, $40 for
whole set. Call 643-2812. ., :._3
5x7 area rug with horse design.
black, brown and white, like new,
$25. Call 643-2812. .., :.::
Bruno wheelchair lift, power, has
paperwork, hooks on the back of a
van or truck, $600 negotiable. Call
643-2724. ..- 3.
Frasier bag for $35; Clydesdale
lamp, $60; alligator toy, like see-
saw, $30. Call 674-6142. :-. :.-3
Prom dresses, purple with black
overlay with flower sequins across
bust and down front, size 14, Night-
way collection, has necklace to go
along with dress, $50. Call 674-
5483 after 5 p.m. :.i6 ::'
Cast iron wood burner, could be
used for fireplace insert. Call 762-
3633. -.16e ,
Leather jackets, large. black, $40;
large, pink and black, $50. Call 674-
2350 and leave a message.
Furniture items, maple trimmed
couch.A-1 condition, $150; recliner.'
blue cloth material, $35; innerspring
mattress, full-size, $100; patio
recliner, plastic with cushion, $25;
* plastic yard table with umbrella, $25.
Call 643-4335. :. :.:,
Electric wheelchair, excellent
shape; a rare orthopedic wheel
chair for highest bid on each. Call
643-4335. 2., -.
Camouflage western saddle, new,
16 inch, $275. Call 674-8093.
Dishwasher and stove, both used.
Call 643-5446. .9 216
Two carat diamond ring, many
stones, must see, two layers with
heart in the middle, valued at $8,500
will sacrafic for $6,000. Call 674-
Get lost... in your own backyard.
We have thousands of acres available In Florida's Great Northwest
and best of all there's only one number to call.
Toll free: 1.866.JOE.LAND (1.866.563.5263)
- r j- ". A 4 i S 4 i I I
Honda pressure washer, 5 hp,
2600 PSI, 3 months old, $300 or best
. offer. Call 570-9358. 2-9, 2-16
Receiverand brush guard,$50for
both. Call 570-9358. 2-9,2-16
Leather jacket in good condition,
$30. Call 643-4179. 2-9, 2-16
Helmet without shield for $50. Call
Scuba diving gear, tanks, regula-
tors, underwater cameras, camera
housing, flags, compressor for filling
dive tanks, masks, spear gun, wet-
suits, underwater lights, wreck and
cave reels, divers DPV used twice,
DiveRite TransPacill used about
10 times. Call 674-5100 weekdays
or 674-4841 weekends and leave
number if no answer. 2-9, 2-16
Sofa and matching chair, trimmed
in beautiful wood, plaid, pale blue,
peach. beige and brown. Call 643-
Teapot, blue and white with f
and fruit on it, $25; dresser
old, for. best offer; sofa wit
print, $45. For more infor
please call 674-6142.
Bluebird houses, free. For rr
formation, call 643-5396.
Three designer handbag.
sonably priced. For more in
tion, call 762-3724.
Railroad ties for $4 each. C,
Harley Davidson DOT h
new, small, 3 snap flip shield
shield and clear shield $100
offer; Harley Davidson DOl
95th anniversary helmet, X
flip dark shield, $100 or bes
Two Levi, vests, new, sm,
large, $30 each. or both fc
Two down-filled vests. St.
Bay, new; XL and small, $41
or both for $75. Call 482-86
Early Warning jackets and
two sels, new, reflective ar
proof, medium and XL, $50
both sets $100 or best olfe
extra set of pants. Call 482-
Leather Harley Davidson cap,
chain across bill, small, $40 or best
offer. Call 482-8676. 2-9, 2-16
Official NFL starter jacket, Miami
Dolphins, XL, cold weather type,
$100 or best offer. Call 482-8676.
Arizona jeans jacket, new, large,
$25 or best offer. Call 482-8676.
Snowmobile suit and hood, used,
$20 or best offer. Call 482-8676.
Wedding items, all new, two -tier
slip, size 4; silver tiara, garter and
long line bra, 38 B, all for $100 or
best offer. Call 482-8676. 2-9,2-16
Maytag dryer for $25. Call 674-
Kenmore washing machine for
$50. Call 674-9410. 2-9,2-16
LP Gas heater, energy saver, $175.
Call 674-5143. 2-9,2-16
Gas stove with four burners, stain-
less. steel, $200. Call 674-5.143.
Air conditioner, 25,000 BTU, $350.
Call 674-5143. 2-9,2-16
1994 Chevrolet Z71 'step side
(4x4) truck, white exterior and ex-
tra clean, has new mud grip tires
for $4,000. firm. Used aluminum
tool box to fit mid-size truck for
$50. For more details call 643-
5328 or 643-5328. 2-16, 2-23
1977 GMC Sierra pickup, 6 cylinder,
"$300. Call 762-8586. 2-16, 2-23
1990-'95 Plymouth Voyager van,l
$200. Call 643-3548. 2-16, 2-23
Cobra hood scoop, 3 1/2 inch for
'99 to 04 Mustang, $100;.clear tail-
light covers for '99 to '04 Mustang,
$150. Call 643-3476. 2-16,2-23
2-9 ,2-16 1981 Fiat Spyder project car. molor
runs, $800 or best offer. Call 643-
pants, 5755. *, i.:.:
a set. 1996 Chevy work van, white,
Dr. Has $1,700. Call 762-3894.: 2-16,2-23
"No Job Too Big or Small"
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Concrete wc'rk Ilarisc ape -
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gutter, painting, vinyl K
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FOR FREE ESTIMATES
* Decks Pole Bams .
* House Framing & Garages
* Wood & Vinyl Siding
* Tin Roofing
* Bathroom Remodeling
* Concrete Work
2 and 3BR mobile
homes, central heat & air
Mobile home lots.
1 -room efficiency,
1, 2 &-3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
Call (850) 674-4202
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
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1994 Ford .Probe, motor and
transmission has 70,000 miles, can
hear run, $400Qor best offer. Call
643-5825. 2-16, 2-23
1985 Ford LTD, needs carburetor
work, $400 or best offer. Call 762-
1970 Ford truck, 300,6 cylinder, 4
speed, work truck. Call 762-8407.
Additional runs of the same ad (more than 2 weeks) are $2 per
week and must be paid in advance. We do not bill for classified. -
1997 Ford Escort for $2,000. Call'
379-3768 or 567-1078 and ask for
Matt. 2-9, 2-16
1978 Ford, pick-up truck, $500. Call
379-3768 or 567-1078 and ask for
Matt. 2-9, 2-16
1992 Buick Road Master wagon,
good condition, $2,860. Call 762-
A1998 Chevy van, good tires, brand
new brakes, may need a little engine
work, runs good, .$350. Call 762-
8614 9 2216
1999 Ford Escort, four door, tinted
windows, Aiwa CD player, about
110,000 miles, good on gas, heat
and air, cruise control, green in color,
$2,800. Call 674-2666. ..,
1997 Chevy S-10 pick-up. 4 cylin-.
der. 5 speed,143,000 miles, in great
condition, gets good gas mileage.-
Call 674-9800 ask for Kim during the
day or 674-2434 after 5 p.m. (CT) in
the evening. .*. -.
BEDROOM SET 6 PIECES,
NEW IN BOXES. Headboard,
frame, dresser, mirror, chest.
nightstand. $595. 850-222-9879
Mattress set: New king pillow-
top mattress and base. In
original plastic, factory
warranty, $295. 850-222-2113
CHERRY SLEIGH BED, still in
box, never used. Sacrifice
NEW QUEEN Pillowtop
mattress set. In factory plastic
with warranty. Can deliver.
Must sell. $175. 850-545-7112
New Living Room set.
Suggested list $1400, sell sofa
$275, loveseat $225, chair $175.
Set $625. Hardwood frames
with lifetime warranty. 850-222-
Dining room table, leaf and six
chairs, $600. Sofa server table,
Leather Sofa suggested list
$1400. 100% newv. sell $500.
1988 Pontiac Grand Prix for sale
for parts. 2.8 liter, motor and trans-
mission in good shape, fair tires,
$250 or best offer. Call 674-3607.-
1967 Volks goodd condi-
tion, $1,20( -4179.
1998 Supercab F150 XLT, 4x4,
white, loaded, 93,000 miles, dual
exhaust, exceptionally well taken
care of, $12,000. Call 294-1797.
1990 Ford F1SO XLT, for parts only,
$400. Call 762-4525. 2-9, 2-16
2000 Dodge quad cab; two wheel
drive, fully loaded, new tires, snug
top fiberglass camper shell, excel-
lent condition, 77,500 miles, asking
$11,000 without camper shelland
$11,500with camper sheM. Call 899-
0269 or 674-7138. 2-9T.3-9
-. 1994 Corolla; black power locks
and windows, great condition, ask-
ing $2,000. Call 643-9396. :-9,2-16
from weather damage
affordably by securing
you building today
on select sizes!
hometown dealer at
2 -23.2 .
1995 Ford F250, extended cab, One gelded Jack and one Jack,
power stroke diesel, auto transmis- $175 each. Call 442-6212. 2-16,2-23
sion, A/C, $3,500. Call 762-4755.
2-9, 2-16 Two large Billy goats, very large,
otl-. .t '.inn J O hh etr ll eA,_ROt2
Ford Escort ZX2, 70,000 miles,
2 door, red, manual transmission,
$5,500. Call 762-4672. 2-9, 2-16
1988 Mercury Cougar, 6 cylinder,
runs good, needs some work,,
$1,200 or best offer. Call 379-
8221. 2-9, 2-16
1986 GMC 3/4 ton, pick-up, plus
three motors, together or separate,
needs work, make an offer. Call
379-8221. 2-9, 2-16
.2002 Dodge Ram, fourdoor, 80,000:
miles, automatic, power everything,.
$12,900. Call 674-8591 or 832-
Heavy duty boat trailer, 1500 Ilbs
weight capacity, holds up to 14 ft,
boat, $125. Call 674-8517. 2-16,2-23
1982 fiberglass, 14ft. with 25 hp.,
Mercury motor, anchor, trailer, sell-
ing as is for $1,000. Call 643-5128
or 643-3289. 2-9, 2-16
1989 21 ft. Proline with cuddy
cabin, walkabout, 200 hp Johnson,
motor, galvanized tandem axle
trailer, real good condition. Asking
$5,000. Call 674-7138 and leave
a message or 899-0269 (ask for
Eddie), 2.. -9T.3-9
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Lab puppies, full blooded, choco-
late and .black, both male and
females available, $125. Call 674-
1338. 2-16, 2-23
Rodney Miller's Bonded &
Lawn Service Insured
Residential Commercial Year 'round Service
Home 643-4267 Cell 643-6589 'Free esi,,rT,a-
petLs, 4 I uu Cn. I I. % ii "rC t4..-o. 1e--
Red nose American Pitbull ter-,
rier, eight months old. Call 762-
Puppies, .nine weeks old, two
blonde and white, two black and tan,
- medium sized dogs, free to a good
home. Call 762-4965. 2-16,2-23
White labs, ed, parents
on site, shot, O med, $150.
Call 674-809o. 2-16,2-23
Parkmodel RV, 38ft., $4,0000cash.
Call 643-4335. 2-16,2-23
Wanted: information on offices of
the Sons-Daughters of the Confed-
eracy in the Liberty County area. If
anybody has information or can tell
me how to get up with them, please
call. Call 643-4210. 2-16,2-23
Wanted: 100 gallon propane tank.
Call 379-3078. 2-16,2-23
Wanted: someone to do ironing.
Call 899-5730. 2-9,2-16
Wanted: two to three acres in
Hosford/Telogia area for site -built
home. Call 643-4166. 2-9,2-16
Wanted: copies of the Miss
Blountstown pageant in its entirety.
Call 762-3292. 2-9,2-16
Wanted: two horse, horse trailer,
reasonably priced. Call 643-3048.
Wanted: Junk cars and trucks, any.
condition, no charge for. removal.,
Call 762-8459. 2-2T. 4-6
Lost: Australian Shepherd, brown
and white, missing from Joe Red
Shuler Rd., in Bristol, really friendly,
answers to Lucy. A reward will be of-
fered. Call 643-3725. 2-16,2-23
Found: yellow dog on Chipola Rd.,
female, with blue collar. Call 674-
Found: Schnauzer, possibly blind,
on Hwy. 333, wearing a red color with
diamonds on it. Call 643-3393.
Lost: Dachshund, female, 1 1/2
years old, black and tan, nursing
puppies, missing since Saturday,
night on Melvin Rd. in Clarksville.
Anyone with any information, please
call 674-6294. 2-9,2-16
12x60 mobile- home, 2BR/1BA,
minor work needed, must be
moved, $1,000 or best offer. Call
899-6246. 2-16, 2-23
House on one acre, 3 bedroom and
2 bath, new carpet, new vinyl, new
paint, $57,900. For more informa-
tion, call 570-4212. 2-9,2-16
Log houseforsale by owner, 18204
Roy Golden Rd., two bedrooms,
-1 bath, kitchen, dining area, liv-
ing/family room, large closets, two
porches, central heat and air. Call
674-5963 or 785-1476. 1-19 T. 3-16
Yard Sale, Fri. and Sat., Feb. 18
and 19 at Brown's Tax and Ac-
counting, including, girls clothes
12 month to 2T, boys 3T to size 8
women's clothes, toys, etc. Phone
The Journal is glad to run your non-busi-
ness classified ads free of charge for two
weeks. If you would like to advertise, the
same item afterthat time, there is a charge
of $2 per week, payable in advance.
* Looking for a 4 bedroom home?? This 4 bedroom, 3 bath double-
wide is located on a one acre lot, with over 2,000 sq. ft. It also has
a separate study, den, living room and dining room. You have got to
take a look at this one! Just reduced to $75,000,
* Excellent Commercial Property in Hosford! Located on Hwy. 65,
two buildings, one currently being used for a restaurant business.
* Buyit Before It's Gone! 4.63 acres located on the corner of Hwy.
20 and Hoecake Rd. Excellent road frontage and, perfect for a small
community! Asking just $70,000.
* PackYour Fishing Gear! .25 acres, just blocks from the Estiffanulga
boat landing. Perfect spot for a fishing camp or mobile home! Just re-
duced to $8,000.
* Primebuilding lot! 1/2 acre located on Old Bristol Rd., asking only
Call us! We are dedicated to helping your needs, whether you are looking
to buy, seal or build a new home we have all the information you need to
get started. We are licensed to help you purchase, sell or appraise any
real estate in the state of Florida regardless of where the property is lo-
cated or what company it is listed with. lf you want honest, quality service
callHolli Revell at 850-445-0828.
22 lots. .5 to 1 acre + priced to sell from $15,900 to $19,900 with owner financing starting
at ONLY $169 per month. This subdivision is Mobile Home Friendly, and can also accom-
modate single family homes. This area offers a very relaxing natural country setting away
from the noise and lights of the city.
DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy. 20 to Hwy. 65 at Hosford turn South onto Hwy. 65 and go 3
miles toward Telogia, take a left on to Hwy. 67 at the Country Store and go East for 1.5
miles. Summerwind will be on the right hand side.
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To start enjoying your very own little piece of the country, call
Ron Montgomery at (850) 545-4493 or toll-free at 1-800-317-3721.
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Uncle Sam can make some birthdays less taxing
TALLAHASSEE As you
go through life, your birthday
may seem less important. But for
financial planning, tax or retire-
ment reasons, your birthday may
be significant. Here's a list from
the Florida Institute of Certified
Public Accountants (FICPA) to
alert you to those birthdays that
change your tax treatment and
give you cause to celebrate..
DAY ONE Shortly after
your child is born, he or she will
need a Social Security number in
order to be claimed as a depen-
dent on your income tax return. A
Social Security number also is re-
quired to open a bank account or
buy savings bonds for a child.
AGE 14 When your child
reaches age 14, the "kiddie tax"
disappears. Under the kiddie tax,
, net unearned income exceeding
a specific threshold ($1,600 for
2005) that is received by a child
under age 14 is taxed at the par-
ents' highest marginal tax rate. At
age 14 and older, income tax is
paid at the child's tax rate, regard-
less of its source or the amount.,.
AGE 17 If your child turns
age 17 during 2005, you no lon-
ger can claim the child tax credit-
($1,000 for tax year 2005 in ac-
cordance with the Working Fami-
lies Tax Relief Act of 2004). This
also is the last year for contribu-
tions to a child's Coverdell educa-
tion savings account, unless the
beneficiary qualifies as a "special
AGE 18 or 21- Depending on
the state in \ hich.you live, age 18,
or 21 is the age of majority, which
__ means our child can do whatever
he or she wants with any money
you have put inio a custodial ac-
count in his or her name:
AGE 30 All funds in a
Coverdell education savLmgs ac-
count must be distributedto the
account's beneficiary 30 davy af-
ter his or her 30th -birthday. The
balance of any unused funds: in
the account can be rolled over to
a Co% erdell for another qualified
family member under the age of
30. This age limit does not ap-
ply to beneficiaries with special
AGE 50 Age 50 is the first
year. you're eligible to take ad% an-
tage of the "catch-up" retirement
provisions. Catch-up amounts-
varyt according to the type of re-
tirement plan. For 2005, anyone
-age 50 or older can contribute an
extra $500 to an IRA. The catch-
up amount for qualified retirement
plans, such as a 401(k) plans, is
AGE 55 If you leave your
job at any time during or after the
calendar year in which you turn
.55, withdrawals from your 40 1(k)
or other qualified retirement plan
are not subject to the 10 percent
early distribution penalty. Distri-
butions are subject to regular in--
AGE 59 /2 -- After reaching
age 59 1/2, you may be able to
make withdrawals from ap IRA
or. qualified retirement .plan with-
out incurring the 10 percent early
distribution penalty. Ordinary in-
come taxes may apply.
AGE 60 Sixty is the age
at which a surviving spouse be-
comes eligible for Social Security
benefits based on the deceased
spouse's work record. If you elect
to receive benefits at age 60, you
will 'receive less than the full
benefit your spouse would have
received upon reaching full retire-
AGE 62 You can start col-
lecting Social Security at age 62,
though .your benefits will be re-
duced by 20 percent or more. At
age, 62, you also become eligible
for a reverse mortgage, a special'
type of loan that lets older home-
ow tiers convert the equity in their
home into cash to help meet finan-
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when you begin to collect full So-
cial Security benefits gradually is
being shifted from 65 to.67. You're
eligible.for Medicare beginning in
the month you turn 65.
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beyond your normal retirement
age to maximize your payments,
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efit amount stops increasing after.
you reach age 70.
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ticipant in a company retirement
plan or a Keogh plan and you are
not more than a 5 percent owner,
the required beginning date for
distributions is generally the later
of April 1 following the year you
reach age 70 1/2 or April 1 follow-
ing the year y ou retire. If you o'% n
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The Liberty County
High School JROTC
Program held its
fourth annual military
ball at Veterans Me-
morial Civic Center
Friday evening, Feb.
11 The formal pro-.W
gram included a re-
ceiving line and open-
ing remarks by Liberty
County School Super-
intendent David Sum- .
mers. The meal was
catered by Darrell
Hayes and there was a special a cake cutting ceremony. Master Sergeant Fred Shofner, the
first instructor of the Liberty County JROTC program, was the guest speaker. After the formal
ceremonies cadets enjoyed dancing to the music provided by Shamrock Entertainment. The
Military Ball is used to train cadets about formal military functions. The program wishes to
thank all those that contributed to its success, especially the JROTC Booster Club who pro-
vided the funds for the event. -JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS
S/GhoalJa celebrates career and technical education week
from Chipola College puter Electronics Technology, Associate in Science Degree Electronic Engineering Tech- GED Prep, academic confi-
.MARIAN NA-Students Electronics Technology, Emer- Programs include: Business nology, Fire Science Techno- dence or a refresher in Read-
and faculty in the 40 career and agency Medical Technician. Administration & Manage- ogy, Recreation Technolog. ing. Language, Math;and Pre-
technical education programsat Grooming & Salon Services ment. Child Development & Telecommunications Technol- algebra in order to succeed in
Chipola College wilLcelebrate' (formerly Cosmetology), Law Education. Computer Infor- ogy. and Office Administra- academic and workforce pro-
.;-_i.National Career and Technical Enforcement. Combination nation Administration. Net- tion. grams.
Education week February 13- Law Enforcement & Correc- work Administration. Criminal The Chipola Success Center. For information, about
19. : tidons Telecommunications and Justice Technology, Culinary has openings for students who Chipola's Workforce programs,
The theme of this year's cel-
ebration is "Career Tech: Train-
ing Tomorrow's Workforce."
Special activities are sched-
uled to emphasize the role that
career tech education and its
business/industry partners play
in helping youths and adults
achieve career success.
"We hope to continue to em-
phasize the importance of the
highi-wage/high-tech workforce I
programs offered at Chipola.
Our programs are state-of-the-
art with excellent employment
opportunities," said Bud Riy-
iere. Dean of Workforce Deyel-
According to research from
the Association for Career and
Technical Education. many of
the country's : fastest-growing-
occupations require the techni-
cal skills taught in career tech
education programs. Research
also. shows that among high
school graduates entering the
workforce. those with a techni-
cal education background earn
more than those without this
Most of Chipola's workforce
programs feature open enroll-
ment, which allows students to
enroll at any time and complete
programs at their own pace.
Several programs have reached
capacity for the semester, but
have established waiting lists.
Certificate Programs include:
Automotive Service Technolo-
gy, Correctional Officer, Com-
to be held Feb. 18
College will host the Fifteenth
Annual Throssell Literature/
Language Festival on Friday,
Currently enrolled juniors
and seniors from high schools
in the Chipola District will be
_. competing. /
Competitions will be held in
writing, speech. oral interpreta-
tion. humanities. grammar/me-
chanics/usage, literature, and
reading. Recognition will be
given to first,. second, and third
places and two honorable men-
tions in each competition. A
monetary award will be given
to the first place winner of the
President's Reading contest.
The festival will begin at
8:15 a.m. and conclude with
the awards ceremony at 12:30.
Lunch, compliments of the col-
lege. will be provided to the'
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