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Suspect flees in funeral
home vault truck after
Blountstown foot chase
Run raises $$$
Paula Morris displays the winning
band that earned her this leather
jacket as first prize in Saturday's
Poker Run in Bristol. For more on
the event, see page 13.
TERESA EUBANKS PHOTO
New store opens... 12
Car hits office....... 13
Hwy. 71 accident... 13
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Eadior
Calhoun County authorities are look-
ing for a South Carolina man %\ho al-
legedly stole three vehicless in 48 hours'
time. making his getaway earlN last
Wednesday morning in a one-ton %ault
truck stolen from Pea%" Funeral Home.
according to Blounisto%\n Police Chief
Jason "'Ja'" Franklin Atkins. 40. fled
on foot after giving a false name to a
Calhoun County Sheriff's Deputy and an
FHP trooper during a traffic stop at 10:22
p.m. on Feb. 15, according to a report
from the Blountstov, n Police Department.
Police officers, sheriff's deputies and a
prison tracking team spent the night tr\ -
ing to find him.
"'We chased him all night," Kimbrel
said. adding that officers staved out until 4
a.m. before losing track of the suspect.
Jason "Jay" Franklin Atkins
The chase began when Atkins fled
from the site of a traffic stop on McClel-
lan Street and ran toward Sutton Creek.
according to the police report. He then
headed east along the creek bank to
Charlie Johns Street, where the track
crossed the bridge and went north before
turning through an open fence at the old
Blountstow n Hardw, are store. Tracking
dogs picked up the scent and follow ed it
west dow n the Rails for Trails path into
the side lot at Big Bend Sporting Goods.
\ here the trail went cold.
The suspect, described as 6 foot. ?
inches tall and 300 pounds, apparently
w wasn't worried that taking off before
dat n in a one-ton truck uith an A-frame
I-beam and electric %\inch %would attract
any more attention to his situation. While
running through a Blountmsto n neighbor-
hood. he found the \ chicle parked behind
Pea% \ Funeral Home %w ith the ke\ s in the
ignition. got in and drove off.
It \ as later learned that the suspect % as
stopped earls the next morning in the fu-
neral home truck b\ an officer in Jackson
VAULT TRUCK STOLEN see page 2
Blaze destroys mobile home in Hosford Tuesday
ATuesday aftemoon alarm drewfirefighters 4
to the home of James Colvin at Chester
Street and Roberts Road in Hosford.
Neighbors and firefighters joined in to
help move furniture and clothing from the
building before everything was damaged.
There were no injuries. Colvin told an
investigator with the state fire marshal's
office that he had left a pot on the stove
too long and after turning it off, he turned .
on the stove vent, which then pulled
the fire into
the ceiling, -
Fire Chief -
JOHNNY .. .
BETH A .
Alabama woman dead, Altha teen critical after head-on collision
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
An Alabama woman is dead
and an Altha teen is in critical
condition following a head-on
collision earls Monday morning
in Ba\ County, one mile south of
Killed on impact \\as 68-
year-old Erna Dean Edwards of
Critically injured was An-
thony Jacob Attaw a), 18.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol report, Edwards
was northbound on State Road
79 at 6:10 a.m. Attaway, who
was southbound on the same
road, crossed into the north-
bound lane and hit Edwards'
Artav, ay was ejected from his
1994 Oldsmobile and seriously
The two passengers in Ed-
wards' vehicle had non-life
threatening injuries. They were
identified as Jerry Curry, 70, and
Mary Curry, 66. Both are also
Family and friends were
gathered in the intensive care
waiting room at Bay Medical
Center early this week for news
of Jacob's condition. His aunt,.
Garnet Walden, said Tuesday af-
ternoon that he remained in criti-
cal condition. "His vital organs
are working," she said. "They're
still testing to determine brain
activity." A test done Tuesday
proved inconclusive, she said.
A friend of the family said
Jacob was on his way to work
at a construction company in
Panama City the morning of the
wreck.. "We all have hope but
we don't know," she said of his
Jacob is the son of Andy At-
taway and Ken and Michelle
Waldorff. He graduated from
Altha High School last year.
S-heriff's Lo g... Coimuntyaledar..4 Bir s.. I tais..8a f ads.-..20
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 23,2005
Pan left on stove leads to trailer fire
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Bristol man was able to
salvage some of his belongings
due to the quick response of
firefighters this weekend after
the mobile home he was renting
caught fire. -
Fleming Shropshire was
cooking a supper of fried cat-
fish and collard greens around
6 p.m. Saturday, according to
Bristol Fire Chief Dale Hobby.
He said just before Shopcower
stepped out into his yard, "he
turned the stove down low but
failed to furn it off." The fr ing
pan caught fire and the blaze
spread through the kitchen of
the single. ide mobile home.
Ellis Nichols of the Carr-
Clarksville Volunteer Fire Dept.
\\as dri\ ing b. v" ith his wife at
the time, according to Hobb\.
She noticed something \%rong
and urged him to turn around
County, "ho pointed out an'
equipment violationn to the driver.'
The officer, % ho \% as about to get
off duty. did not ask to see the
man's driver's license, accord-
ing to Lt. Rodney Smith of the
Blountsto\\ n Police Department.
At that time, the truck had not
been reported missing. The of-
ficer later identified a photo of
the suspect as being the driver of
the vault truck that he stopped on
H" y. 73 North around 5:30 a.m.
"He was last seen heading north
on Hwy. 73 to 231, probably' head-
ing up to Alabama," Smith said.
Atkins' troubles started well
before he got to Calhoun County.
He arrived in Blouritstown Mon-
day night and \ ent to his sister's
home on Angle Sfreet.
Police believe Atkins was the
driver of a stolen truck pulling
a pontoon boat in Eufaula, AL.,
When the boat slipped off the
to check. When they got to the
trailer, Nichols grabbed a hose
and fought the fire until help
J-obby said this is the fourth
such fire for Shropshire. "The
trailer and fell onto the highway .
the driver fled. About that time, a
red pickup truck \\ as stolen from
the area. ..
The missing pickup was dis-
covered at the home of Atkins'
sister, who said he arrived Mon-
day night, Feb. 14. When officers
examined the older model Chev-
rolet S-10, they found the vehicle
identification number had been
removed from the inside of the
driver's door and the license tag
had been taken off. The vehicle
\\as registered to Terry Jones of
Eufaula. He got his truck back
last Thursday night.
Atkins' sister told officers that
her brother "was always i4 trou-
ble and running from the police."
She said he would probably steal
a vehicle and leave the area.
As of Tuesday, the stolen vault
truck had not been found. Owner
Marlon Peavy said the vehicle,
other three were the same thing,"
he said, all stemming from leav-
ing an unattended pan of grease
on the stove.
The trailer is owned by Ger-
trude Nex\ man.
which has a beam and electric
v% inch used to move markers into
place and load vaults, "will put us
about 30 days behind on monu-
ment setting." .
He said he's having another
vehicle outfitted to use until his
truck is recovered, noting that
the extra equipment alone on
the vault truck was worth over
$9,000. Lamenting the loss of
the vehicle while showing some
humor, he added, "I wish he'd
have stolen the Lincoln Conti-
nental. I can get by, for awhile
Peavy reported the stolen truck
around 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 16.
Atkins has an extensive crimi-
nal history from Florida to South
Carolina that includes about
30 theft charges, according tor
VAUT TUC STLENcotined ro pae
Feb. 14: Bradley Pickron, missing children reporting require-
Feb. 15: Elaine Midgett, child support; Richard Kirk, VOP
(county); Johnathon Blackburn, VOP (county); Jennifer Comiskey,
DUI, refusal, petty theft.
Feb. 16: William Overholt, VOP (state); Raymond Brooks, hold-
ing for Hillsborough Co.
Feb. 18: Rafael Bernal, holding for Hillsborough Co.; Jose Ivan.
Duran, no valid driver's license.
Feb. 19: Stephen Matthews, battery; Clarence Glisson, DUI,
driving while license suspended or revoked with knowledge; Lona
Glisson, DUI, permitting unauthorized driver.
Feb. 20: Ricardo Gonzales, manufacture of marijuana, pos-
session of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug
Feb. 21: Cindy Blackwell, DUI.
Feb. 14: Clark McKendrick, lewd and lascivious molestation.
Feb. 15: Elaine Midgett, holding for Calhoun County Sheriff
Feb. 16: Jennifer Comiskey, holding for CCSO.
Feb. 17: Jonathan W. Dawson, cultivation of cannabis, posses-
sion of less than 20 grams.
Feb. 18: John Kaczetow, VOP, warrant.
Feb. 19: Lona Glisson, holding for CCSO.
Feb. 21: Cindy Lee Blackwell, holding for CCSO.
Listings include name followed by charge. The names above represent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent
until proven guilty
Blountstown Police Dept.
Feb. 14, through Feb. 20, 2005
Accidents...............06 Traffic Citations..................02
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......61
Business alarms....03 Residential alarms...........00,
Com plaints.:............................... ........................218
43 N. Cleveland Street in Quincy OFFICE (850) 627-8338
'Jerry C. Lawrence, DVM
Emergencies: (850) 856-5827 or (850) 856-5918 4-y,
i ', Hours: Mon.-Wed.-Thurs. 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. .
Tues. and Fri. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m..
1 ", DOCTOR'S HOURS BY APPOINTMENT.
We provide: Boarding Grooming Pet Pickup/Delivery Pet Foods/
Supplies Preventive Healthcare Programs plus many more services.
WE ARE ALSO PLEASED TO OFFER A SPECIAL PREVENTIVE SPAY/NEUTER.
PROGRAM TO. HELP REDUCE UNWANTED PUPPIES AND KITTENS.
Dear Calhoun County Citizens,
I would like to say how much I appreciate the
help and support Tommy Edwards has given the
Tax Collector's Office in our effort to provide the
service of driver's licenses to Calhoun County and
surrounding counties. He has always gone out of
his way to help us and I appreciate it very much.
The service of driver's licenses is no longer cost
effective for our small county. We do 'not make
enough money in fees to pay one employee.
The space in the office is very limited. We don't
have room for the additional equipment that is re-
quired by the driver's licenses department. I feel
that due to the increased work load, security and
responsibility of driver's licenses my staff does not
have the time to adequately provide the other ser-
vices to the citizens of Calhoun County in an effec-
Due to the reasons listed above and in the best
interest of my staff and the citizens of Calhoun
County, we will stop issuing driver's licenses in the
Tax Collector's Office of Calhoun County.
We will 'continue to issue driver's licenses until
Feb. 28, 2005.
I apologize for any inconvenience this mnay
Tax Collector, Calhoun'hCounty
FEBRUARY 23,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
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There was nothing to be salvaged after the doublewide that was home to the Johnson family
burned this weekend in Calhoun County. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
Home burns after couple goes to ER
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A residence at Faircloth Mobile Home Park
along Hwy. 71 South of Blountstown was de-
stroyed by fire early Sunday morning after the-
couple living there left to go to the emergency
Crews from Blountstown, Nettle Ridge and
Westside Fire Departments responding to the 2:21
a.m. call arrived to find the structure engulfed in
flames. The blaze began in the den area of the
doublewide mobile home. 'The cause is being
investigated by the state fire marshal's office.
The home's occupants, Kevin Terrell Johnson,
32, and Annie Ruth Johnson, 27, had gone to
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital around 1 a.m., accord-
ing to a relative.
They dropped off their 19-month-old son with
his grandmother in Ocheessee. The Johnsons had
planned to stay at her home after returning from
Peggy Johnson said her daughter-in-law had been
suffering a series of small strokes over the past few
months and her husband took her to see a doctor that
night because she had not been feeling well.
The Red Cross was called out to offer temporary
The family lost everything in the blaze. Anyone
who would like to help them with household goods,
clothing and baby supplies can do so by calling
Peggy Johnson at 674-3582.
Her son wears 3X size shirts and 42" waist/32"
length pants; her daughter-in-law wears 3X wom-
en's clothing (Size 24) and her grandson wears size
2 Toddler's clothing.
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 23,2005
Sacred Harp-Singing: A
unique musical event
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, a
nonprofit organization dedicated to the
preservation of rural life in the Florida
Panhandle, announces a unique opportu-
nity to attend a Sacred Harp Singing in
the Red Oak Church at the Pioneer Settle-
ment on Saturday Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. (CT).
The admission is free, but bring a large
covered dish or basketful of goodies to
share with the guests for dinner on the
grounds at noon.
Sacred Harp Singing (also called Fa-
sola or shape note singing), that dates
back to colonial times has been preserved
in the rural south. The singing is not ac-
companied by harp or other instrument
but is an old style of singing a'capella
from shape notes. It is a non-denomina-
tional community musical event that em-
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
is located in Sam Atkins Park, off H% \.
20 (Silas Green Road), 1 mile \west of
Blountstown. Once you enter the park
you will see signs leading to the Settle-
For maps and directions go to our
ment.org or call 674-2777.
Lewis and Hayes
A benefit cookout will be held for the
Le%- is and Hayes families on Friday, Feb.
25 at Whitfield's Recy cling on H\l y. 20 in
Bristol beginning at 11 a.m.
.The menu will include Boston butt,.
potato salad, green beans and dessert.
Plates are $5 each. Advance tickets are
available at the Liberty County Sheriff's
Proceeds are to be used for expenses
incurred from the accident ind untimely
death of Robert "Scooter" Le\v is. Your
support would be gready appreciated.
Rotary Club meets at Calhoun-Libertv 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
VFW meetings 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial
Park Civic Center
Congressman Allen Boyd's Rep. will meet with
the public from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (ET)
at the Liberty Co. Courthouse; and from
1 to 3 p.m.. (CT), at the Calhoun Co. Courthouse
Calhoun Co. Adult School Advisory Council
meets 1 p.m. across from Tiger's Den
Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept.
meets 7 p.m. at the voting house
AA meets 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
Diabetic Seminar, at W.T. Neal Civic Center
in Blountstown, 9 a.m. to noon
Calhoun County Children's Coalition, meets
at 9 a.m., at the W. T. Neal Civic Center
Covenant Hospice of Marianna
Lunch & Learn Seminar
at the Educational Center, 12:15 p.m.
Dance at the American Legion Hall, Blountslown. 6 12p.m.
Calhoun Co. Dixie Softball
at Blountstown High School gym,
8 a.m. to noon
Dance at the American Legion Hall in Blounlstown, from 6 p.m. midnight
AA meets 7:30 p.m., Hosford School cafeteria
Attend the church
of your choice
Local talent to perform
in freestyle motocross
Michael Gravette. son of Craig and Ju-
lie Boone Gravette, formerly of Hosford.
i ill be performing ramp to ramp freestyle
motocross at the Leon County Civic Center
Friday. Feb. 25 and Saturday. Feb. 26 at
Come to the pit party on Sarurda\ at-6
'p.m. and meet the riders.
CALENDAR LISTING First, just call in
the person's name and date to be listed on
our weekly community calendar. There is no
charge. Callers are asked to give their own
name and phone number in case we need to
verify a spelling or double-check the date. We
encourage our readers to compile a list of their
family's arid'friends' birthdays, printed clearly,.'.
and mail or fax them to us at The Journal-...
LCHS Football Banquet
at Veterans Memorial -'ark _81
Civic Center Bill
Blountstown Lions Club meets '\ .
6 p.m. at the Apalachee Restaurant ( -jsr.
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
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Calhoun County Commission meets 2 p.m., Calhoun Co. Courthouse
Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge meets 7 p.m. at Masonic Lodge, Blountstown
Liberty County Chamber of Commerce meets 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant
Brownie Troop 158 meet
at 7 8:30 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
JROTC Booster Club
meet at 7 p.m. at the Liberty County High School
Second annual Blue
Grass Spring Fling
set for Sat., April 9
The Liberts Count\ Arts Council is
sponsormg ithe second annual Blue Grass
Spring Fling to be held Saturday. April ,
at Veterans Memorial Park Ci\ ic Centei.
Fest itie,, \\ill begin at 10 a.m. (ET I
with Libert\ Count\ JROTC conducting
the Flag Ceremon\ in the Ci\ic Center.
Five Blue Grass bands including "Ri er-
town Girls" from Blountsto iin w ill pro-
vide music in the Civic Center and on the
grounds throughout the day and evening.
The all-da) eent \\ill feature special
vendors, children's activities including
Nloon\\alkers and a giant slide.
The Veterans' Memorial Railroad. a
two-foot guage train. \\ill depart from
"River Junction" Depot. covering one-
half mile of track through the Park.
Gate fee covers .music. children's ac-
tivities, exhibits and train ride. Barbecue
plates, hot dogs and hamburgers. drinks
and baked goods \ ill be available for sale
throughout the da).
Special exhibits will include Florida
Highway Patrol Vintage Cars. U.S. For-
est Ser\ ice "Smokey the Bear," National
Guard, Libert) Correctional Institute
bloodhounds, miniature cars. Liberty
County Fire Department, Veterans of For-
eign Wars, Liberty County Senior Citi-
Mark your calendar for a fun-filled
day. Admission is $5. children 5 and un-
der no charge. For further information,
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were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for
your community announcements
and great response for our
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Seven Hills Writers conference
to be held April 9 in Tallahassee
For the best ;
either side I
of the river,
with us I
note speaker Leonard Pitts.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Leon-
ard Pitts writes a column for the
Miami Herald on family and
social issues that is syndicated
in more than 150 papers na-
tionwide. He lives in Maryland
with his wife and five children.
His moving memoir, Becom-
ing Dad, chronicles not only his
own struggles, but those of an
extraordinary cast of African-
American men how they fall
- and rise to make of them-
selves something they never
saw in their own childhood
Early registration (prior to
March 10) is $70 for TWA mem-
bers and $75 for non-members;
On April 9, the Tallahassee
Writers Association is spon-
soring the Seven Hills Writers
Conference, a one-day event
including workshops, panel dis-
cussions, and a special luncheon
featuring 'Pulitzer Prize-winning
author and syndicated columnist
Leon Pitts. Pitts, whose recent
book, Becoming Dad, Black
Men and the Journey to Father-
hood, will also conduct a work-
shop on "Memoirs & History."
Other workshops will be led
by such notaries as...
Stan Corwin, Los Angeles
media guru who helps the pros
sell their projects to various me-
dia and who wrote Selling Your
Creative Ideas to the Media
Literary agent Jeffrey Her-
man, who co-authored Write the
Perfect Book Proposal and You
Can Make It Big Writing Books
Kathy Landwehr, head of
the Editorial Department at
Peachtree Publishers in Atlanta
Nationally recognized mo-
tivational speaker Eel) n Plou-
and several published au-
thors, like Glnn Nlarsh Alam,
Anne H. Holt, Elaine B. Part-
now, Neil Skene
Workshop subjects \\ill in-
clude "'Become Your O0\ n Edi-
tor," Creating Memorable Char-
acters. "Nature & En\ iornmental
Writing, "Crimes & lisdemean-
ors: Writing the Myster." "In-
spirational Writing." "Writing
for P.R. & Advertising," "Chil-
dren's Literature: Making It,
Selling It," "Writing the Perfect
Query," and more.
The conference aims to help
both pros and w\ould-be's to take
their riding to the next level.
Participants can sign up for the
opportunity to personally meet
editors and agents, and pitch
their projects to them.
The Lonference \v.ill be held
Satuida., April 9. from S:00
AM-5:00 PM at the Douhletree
Hotel in Tallahassee. Florida.
Registration fee includes all,
%workshops, agent/editor inter-
views, and luncheon with key
Parental support groups meetings
to be held in Hosford and Bristol
from Selene Thaw, Bethune
Community Service Center Coordinator
The Targeted Community Ac-
tion Plan and the Bethune Com-
munity Service Center will hold
Parental Support Group meetings
on Saturday, Feb. 26.
The first of the two meetings
will be held at Grace United
Methodist Church, on Hwy. 65
South, in Hosford, at 10:00 a.m.
The second meeting will be held
at the Bethune Community Ser-
. ice Center on Hwy 12 North in
Bristol, at 11:30a.m."
The Parental Support Groups
are designed to provide support
and enhance family functioning,
knowledge and skills to address
problem behaviors and build
stronger family bonds.
Dr. Brenda Jarmon and Mil-
dred Washington from the De-
partment of Social Work, at Flor-
ida A & M University, will be our
guest speakers at both meetings.
The life stories shared by Dr.
Jarmon and Ms. Washington in
our first meeting in January were
Dr. Jarmon touches many
lives through her commitment
to being of service; however, she
is touched by those who have
shared their lives with her. Her
motto is. "teach people how to
For: The Lewis and Hayes families
When: Friday, Feb. 25
Where: Whitfield's Recycling
STime: 11 a.m. until
Boston Butt, Potato Salad I
Green Beans, Dessert
j or Advance tickets are available at the
Liberty County Sheriff's Department.
Proceeds are to be used for expenses
incurred from the accident and untimely
loss of Robert "Scooter" Lewis. Your
support would be greatly, appreciated.
**fl t"*.,.,? 't*9*.*** &. ^ *r t*
think, not what to think."
In the adversity that we face
day to day we could all use the
support of others who are a living
testament that one can overcome
any obstacle that comes before
him or her.
We will serve refreshments,
hold drawings for door prizes,
childcare and exciting activities
for the kids will be provided.
Please join us at one of these
If you would like further infor-
mation you may call our office at
850-643-1211 or come by our of-
fice located on the second floor of
the Liberty County Courthouse.
These programs are sponsored
by the Florida Department of Ju-
venile Justice and the Liberty Co.
Board of Commissioners.
to help with GED
from the Calhoun County Library System
Americorp VISTA members
are now in our Calhoun County
Public Library branches. The
VISTAs are here to help you pre-
pare to take the GED test. They
can also assist you with work-
force readiness and technology.
Just come in or call the branch
*Hugh Creek, 674-3334
Fine Free Month
from the Calhoun County Library System
March is Fine Free Month
in all Calhoun County libraries.
Please check in your car, under
the bed, in the children's video
collection and anywhere else
that you might find books, audios
videos, DVDs and CDs.
No fines will be charged in the
month of March.
For .more. information, call
students are $60. After March 9,
fees bump up to $75 for TWA
Members, $85 for non-members,
and $65 for students.
Those interested in attending
only the luncheon to hear Leon-
ard Pitts can register for $25 on
a space available basis.
For a printable registration
form, go to http://www.twaon-
Hotel: All conference events
will be held at the Tallahas-
see Doubletree Hotel in down-
town Tallahassee. Out-of-town
guests should register directly
by calling Doubletree at (850)
224-5000. Mention Tallahassee
Writer's for a special conference
rate of $89 per night.
Hwy. 20, Bristol 643-2264
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what?" The American consume
gets cheaper prices. That is true
but an American % worker los
-his or her manufacturing job
w .when the work moved to China.
Cheaper prices mean nothing to
someone without a job.
Corporate America is drive
by its quest to increase profit.
The CEO of Hewlett-Packar
was recently fired because sh
"didn't make the numbers,
meaning that she did not in
crease profit margins and grow
the wealth of the company
Stockholders want their divi
The economics of this issue
are brutal for the American
worker. In economics, the there
main factors of production
are Land. Capital and Laboi
Financial managers reduce the
workforce, or seek cheape
labor when the\ decide to re
duce costs. Better yet, move thi
A: merican factory toChina.
Both Republicans and Demo
crats talk a lot but do little abou
globalization of the market
place. In fairness, there isn'
much that politicians can do
about American jobs'inoving t(
foreign countries with cheape
labor. It is now a global labo
S market, and American and for
eign companies will seek the
S- cheapest labor. It's all abou
profits, not the worker.
China is a serious threat to
Amerita's' superpower status
k ^ E -a; -- -, I -.. I .*'. (. ._. ",. J .I..
Jerry Cox is a retired military officer
and writer with an extensive back-
grouna in domestic and foreign policy
issues. He lives in Srialimar, Fla.
o We tend to think of China as F
;r place where peasants hammer
, consumer goods 'out of beer
st cans. Not true. I have been to
b China and talked %with company
a. managers. China produces high- t
o tech products.
Oh one of my trips to Hong
n Kong,an economist with the i
. Hong Kong Trade Development
d Council said to me that China
e would either buy or steal the t
" technology required to skip the s
- industrialization age and move v
v into the high-tech information I
. age. ,
His words are ringing true.
IBM is attempting to sell its
e personal computer division
n which includes research and
e development data to a Chinese
n company. My view is that if this
r. deal is approved, the Chinese
e company will soon dominate the
r PC market with very good, low
- cost personal computers. China
e already has a major American.
distributor. It is called,Wal-I
t Jeffery E. Garten, Dean-of
- Yale School of Management,
t makes the point in a recent ar-
Sticlde in "Business Week" maga-
o zine that western companies are
r supporting China's technologi-
r cal advancements by establish-
- ing Research & Development
e facilities there.
t Garteri says that General
Electric has 27 labs in China
o where research is conducted
; on composite-materials 'and.i
molecular modeling. Microsoft
Corporation has about 200
researchers in China. This is
high-tech research, but Ameri-
can scientists and engineers are
not doing the work.
Education is a key factor in
this issue. While America is
'dumbing down," the Chinese
have increased their output of
PhDs in science and engineer-
ng by 14% a year, according
To put this education issue in
perspective, the superintendent
of education in the county where
I live has started a program to
improve the reading skills in
middle and high schools.
Think about it. If we have
o teach reading skills in high
school then it is not likely that
We will have many people with
PhDs to compete in the high-
ech international marketplace.,
The U.S. Navy just put a new sub named after Jimmy Carter
into commission. The sub will be ineffective for four years but
then be widely respected after it's retired. CONAN O'BRIEN
Jose Canseco has written a best selling book about steroid
use in baseball. It's called, "juiced." Remember the old days
when getting juiced meant you were killed by a Heisman Trophy
winner? JAY LENO
'The Christos' are well-known for creating massive art projects
like this for over twenty-five years. Highlights of their career
include encircling a series of Florida islands with pink cloth in
1982, wrapping the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris in 1984 and, of
course, M.C. Hammer's legs in 1991." JON STEWART
We had so much rain today Jose Canseco was injecting himself
with Thompson's Water Seal. JAY LENO
So many of today's top stars are in prison. Like Robert Blake.
In the trial it's been revealed that Blake asked five different
people to kill his wife. I can't even find five people to move my
- DAVID LETTERMAN
Michael Jackson left the hospital the other night and he's doing
great. He said he feels like a kid again. -JAY LENO
The NHL hockey season has been canceled. Fans are
disappointed, but the action is expected to save over 3,000
teeth. -JAY LENO
The FDA is forming a drug safety board that will test all new
drugs before they go out on the market. Isn't that already being
handled by Courtney Love? DAVID LETTERMAN
Here's my question how do you know when Michael Jackson
is sick? Does the color suddenly return to his cheeks?
A painting of dogs playing poker sold at an auction for
$600,000. No word yet where exactly it will be placed in the
White House. CONAN O'BRIEN
There was a lawsuit filed in Hollywood today for racial
discrimination. A black stuntman claims Robert Blake never.
asked him to kill his wife. -JAY LENO
The trial has been delayed because Michael Jackson had to
be rushed to the hospital due to the flu. No word yet on his
condition, but I bet we can rule out "stable." JAY LENO
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Corinth Baptist Church will
be having a grilled chicken din-
ner fundraiser on Friday, March
4, at the Hosford School park-
ing lot. The meal will consist
of grilled chicken, green beans,
potato salad, bread and dessert,
for only $5.
All proceeds will go, to' the
new church building fund. For
tickets, please see any church
member or call 379-8861 or 379-
8522. Deliveries will be made
with a minimum of five dinners.
Homemade cakes will also be
available for purchase as well as
ice cold drinks.
Prayer band meets
The Liberty Community
-Prayer Band will hold prayer
service Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7:30
;p.m. (ET) at the home of Brother
and Sister Louie Beckwith.
Everyone is cordially\ invited
to attend. For more information.
The Singing Doutts will be at
the Camphead Lighthouse Church
beginning Feb. 27 through March
2. Nightly services will begin at
The church is located on Hwy.
274, six miles from Shelton's
.Store. Everyone is welcome to
For more information, call
We welcome your church announce-
ments and remind you to be sure to include
the day and date as well as time and location
of each event. We also ask thal you include
a phone rurrm er or direction Io mIe church
to make ii convene lor our readers.
Jehovahs Witnesses assembly
set this month in Panama City
The First Baptist Church and
Calhoun CdO, Senior Citizens As-*
sociation'Inc. t ill be going to see
the Dead Sea Scrolls in Mobile, AL
on Monday, March 14 and return
on Tuesday, March 15.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, written
over 2,000 years ago, includes
earliest surviving texts of the books
of the Hebrew Bible, known to
Christians as the Old Testament.
These priceless manuscripts were
first unearthed in a Judean desert
cave in 1947. This is a unique
-cultural- and inspirational experi-
ence. There are 12 authentic scroll
fragments, including the text of
the Ten Commandments, and five
scrolls never before shown outside
of the Holy land.
The bus will leave from the
Blountstown Senior Center, 16859
NE Cayson St. in Blountstown at
9 a.m. We will stop for lunch in
Pensacola and continue to Mobile.
The group will see an IMAX film
beginning at 2 p.m., then tour the
scrolls at 3 p.m. Afterwards we
will check into the hotel and go
The cost is just $119/double oc-
cupancy, $155/single occupancy,
- $89/triple occupancy, $69/quad
occupancy. Trip cost includes one
full dinner, one full breakfast, ad-
mission to.the theater and exhibit,
one night's deluxe hotel accommo-
dations, motorcoach transportation,
and "a good time!"'
If you would like to go, please
contact Marilyn at 674-4163.
Full payment is due by Feb.
Rep.-:-- ------Coley opens two district offices
Rep. Coley opens two district offices
MARIANNA- State Repre-
sentative David Coley, R-Mari-
anna. has announced that he has
opened district offices to serve
the needs of citizens in House
"We are committed to assist-
Sming the people in our district in
anyway we can," said Represen-
tative Coley. "When our citizens
are experiencing problems or red
tape with state government, we.
want to be- there to assist them."
The district office locations/
contact information is:
4440 Lafayette Street. Suite
G, Marianna, FL 32446; Phone:
850-718-0047;, fax:- 850-718-
402 South Monroe Street,
Suite 319 Capitaq, Tallahasee,
FL 32399-1300; Phone: 850-
488-2873; Fax: 850-921-7755
The Marianna office will be
open Monday through Friday, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT). The Talla-
hassee office will be open Mon-
day through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5
Representative Coley also an-
nounced that Kris Money will be
serving as his legislative assis-
tant along \ ith Rhonda Thomas
and Rhonda DN kes as his district
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The Branch family would like
to extend our gratitude to the
family and friends that were there
for us during our Dad's passing.
After a long battle \ ith cancer
Stephen "Wayne" Branch went to
be with the Lord on Feb. 6.
We cannot express enough
gratitude to all of the visitors,
especially Rev. Ann Nelson and
-Rev. .Sonny Crosby, the-Fi.rst
Baptist Church in Eastpoint. the
Sumatra Assembly of God and
Kelly Funeral Home to everyone
that sent flower arrangements and
food. There are not enough words
to express our gratitude.
A very special thanks to Big
Bend Hospice for the support and
care for Dad and the family.
Carolyn B'ranclh Hill arid fniily
We have a great selection of Hour;
books and CDs at great prices! Mon. Thut
Contemporary Christian CD's Fri. & Sat.
Christian Living Family Marriage Before &
Finance Fiction Bibles Church Se
19359 SR 71 N Blountstown Phone 674-5
Jonathan Catanzaro, A rep- i
resentative of the World head-
quarters of Jehovahs Witnesses
announced that there will be a
two day assembly on Feb. 26
and Feb. 27 at the Panama City.
Marina. The theme of the as-
sembly will be "Be Guided by
'The Wisdom from Above.'"
On Saturday the symposium,
"Manifesting 'the Wisdom from 1| i
Above' in our Life" will help us "
to see what is involved in being Donald Amy will deliver the
chaste, peaceable, reasonable public talk, "How Godly Wis-
and ready to obey. These are dom Benefits Us" at the up-
qualities that are hard to find in coming two day assembly of
the world today, but should iden- Jehovahs Witnesses.
tify one. as a follower of Christ.
Jonathan Catanzaro will then give attention to three other aspects
of heavenly wisdom. The first day will be concluded by the District
Overseer of Jehovahs Witnesses, Donald Amy. Amy will show how
Christian ministers, although viewed by some as "unlettered and
ordinary," are equipped to speak God's wisdom (Acts 4:13).
The second day will have a symposium which will help us to
identify and avoid things that can tear us down spiritually. It will also
show us how we can build up others. The public talk, given by Amy
is titled "How Godly Wisdom Benefits Us." This talk will deepen our
appreciation for the benefits we receive as we apply divine principles
in our lives.
Everyone is invited .to attend this assembly. No collection is ever
taken. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. each day.
March trip planned to Dead
Sea Scrolls exhibit in Mobile
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Spring gobbler is coming! We
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you need to call 'em in close!
Calhoun Co. Health Dept.
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Hardy Mitchell celebrated
his fifth birthday on Feb. 21.-
He is the son of Michael and
Veronica O'Bryan of Altha
and Jimmy Mitchell of Dell-
wood. His grandparents are
Terrie and Ronnie Stone of
Biountstown, Joe and Annie
Davis of Altha and Kathy and
Leon Mitchell of Quincy. Other
grandparents include Joyce
Maloy and Lucille Godwin,
both ofAltha. His great-grand-
parents are J.O. and Clyde
-Stone of Blountstown and
Francis Cloud of Sneads. Har-
dy enjoys camping, hunting,
fishing, and most of all, watch-
ing rodeos on television.
Emilee Branch-Hill celebrated
her seventh birthday on Feb.
13. She is the daughter of Chris
and Carolyn Hill of Sumatra.
Her grandparents are the late
Stephen "Wayne" Branch of
Sumatra and Frances Hill of
Sumatra and Billy Hill of South
Carolina. Her great-grandpar-
ents are "Captain Wesley"and
Louise Branch, formerly of
Apalachicola. Emilee enjoys
playing with her pups Ginger
and Tommy, giving her brother
William "Bubba" Wilson grief,
and talking on the phone.
She also enjoys her karaoke
machine so that she can be
the next SUPERSTAR of the
Braden Mayo will celebrate
his second birthday on Feb.
J24. He is the son of Ricky and
Jennifer Mayo of Blountstown.
His grandparents are Dennis
and Vicky Robinson of Altha
and Ricky and Cheryl Mayo
-: of Blountstown. His great-
grandparents are Aubrie and
Juanita Mears of Altha and
Willard and Janice Mayo of
Blountstown. Braden enjoys playing with his cousin Kaylee
and watching Shrek.
LEANNE NICOLE SMITH
Leanne Nicole Smith will cel-
ebrate herseventh birthday on
Feb. 27. She is the daughter
of Bruce and Lisa Smith of
Bristol. Her grandparents are
Linda Doran and the late Rich-
ard Doran, Eleanor and Ed
Ligon, and Billy Ray and Nettie
Smith, all of Bristol. Leanne
enjoys dance, swimming and
playing with her friends.
BrAoA Yowuf& AcoAt~Wy o M oWU tc w
2004 Employee of the Year
Carmen Hamm has
been employed with
Bristol Youth Academy
since it opened in 2000.
Throughout this time she
i has proven to be a vital
asset to the team. Her
'. ., work ethic defines her
S clear dedication towards
43"- ,' her belief in our mission
S. to rehabilitate the young
3 men that enter our pro-
gram into successful law
abiding citizens. With sincere appreciation and gratitude,
we would like to thank Carmen Hamm for her outstanding
dedication and hard work.
I -f H A
Casey Martin and
Amanda Phillips of
Bristol are proud -
to announce the
birth of their daugh-
ter, Carmen Grace
Martin. Carmen was born at Tallahassee Memorial Women's
Pavilion, on Dec. 21, 2004. She weighed 3 lbs. 15 oz. and was
17 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Nicky and Faye
Phillips of Bristol. Paternal grandparents are Rocky and Judy
Martin of Bristol.
Tracy and Scott Stanton
of Kalamazoo, Ml announce
'. the birth of their son, Texas
Monroe Cox-Stanton, Tex was
born at Bronson Methodist
Hospital in Kalamazoo on Jan.
S r" 23, 2005. He weighed 7 lbs.
15 oz. Proud grandparents
are Jimmy and Peggy Cox of
Blountstown and Bill and Jean
Stanton of Pensacola. Great-grandparents are Pauline Cox and
' the late Monroe Cox pf Blountstown, and the late Mr. and Mrs.
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FWC simplifies application process
for quota & special opportunity hunts
6.548 Bereavement Leave
Impact: All school centers
A copy of the policy is available at the Superinten-
dent's office on Hwy. 12 S. A public hearing on the pol-
icy will be held on March 8 at the District School Office,
12926 NW CR 12 in Bristol at 7:30 p.m.
WAS: $13,985 NOW: $10,988
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03 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER
from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will begin accepting applications
for quota hunt permits and special-
opportunit\ hunt permits for next
year's hunting seasons through its
Total Licensing System (TLS) this'
This means hunters will submit
their applications at.any one of the
more than 600 license agents who
sell hunting and fishing, licenses,
all county tax collectors' offices or
from FWC's Web site, MyFWC.-
com. For the first time since 1975,
hunters will not mail application
forms to Tallahassee to apply for
the quota hunt permits.
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"Handling thousands of paper
applications and dealing with nu-
merous telephone complaints from
hunters who missed random draw-
ings because the postal service took
longer than expected to deliver
their applications was cumbersome
and inefficient," said Eddie White,
FWC's quota hunt coordinator.
"We have been issuing licenses
and permits through the TLS since
2003, and this is a planned progres-
sion to streamline the hunt permit
Hunters seeking special-op-
portunity hunt permits will be the
first to use this new application
process. Between May 1 and June
15, hunters will be able to submit
as many $5 special-opportunity
applications as they would like
through license agents, county tax
collectors' offices or online at My-
FWC.com. Application forms will
be available at all FWC regional
offices beginning April 20.
"Once the random drawing is
completed, we will send invoices to
successful applicants," White said.
"They then take the invoice to any
license agent, pay a permit fee by
the specified deadline and walk out
with permit in hand. If one chooses
to pay online, delivery of the per-
mit will take seven to 10 days."
Hunters seeking quota hunt per-
mits can apply from June 1-11 at
license vendors, county tax collec-
tors' offices or online at MyFWC.
com. Application forms will be
available at all tax collectors' of-
fices and FWC regional offices be-
ginning May 15. These forms are
still necessary to provide license
agents with hunt choices, dates and
"During this period, you can
submit applications online min-
utes before the deadline and know
your application was accepted,"
White said. "You will be able to
walk away from a license agent
with a receipt showing the type of
quota application you submitted.
which drawing you are in and what
choices you made."
Remaining un-issued quota
permits \\ ill be made available di-
rectly from license agents, county
tax collectors' offices and online
at MyFWC.com on a first-come,
firsi-served basis once the random
draw ing has been completed.
The first change in the system
hunters will notice is that stickers,
tabs and photocopies of licenses
are no longer required with the
application. The TLS will verify
that hunters have valid wildlife
management area permits when
they appl. If they do not have the
proper license or pennii, theN ma\
obtain one where they apply.
Another major change will be
a closed period between the first
and second phases of the program,
from June 12 July 31, during
which no applications will be ac-
cepted. The TLS is expected to
drastically reduce the time hunters
ha, e to\\ ail for the results of the
"During the next few months
we will be providing more details
about the new process," White
said. "We want hunters to be able
to get as much information. about
the changes as possible."
We stillhave several
S12eraw 2 Sign al
10629 Hwy. 20 in Bristol
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 23,2005
New convenience store now open in Bristol
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
She may live in Clarksville,
but returning to work in Ljberty
County "is like coming home,"
says Glenda Skinner.
Skinner is the manager of the
new Express Lane, which opened
its doors at the corner of County
Road 12 South and State Road 20
Friday evening in Bristol.
The store's Liberty County*
location has been in the works for
about a year and a half, Skinner
said. The new store is at the site
of several previous convenience
stores, including the Jr. Food
Store, Easy Serve and Swifty
Serve. "They jusi kept buying
each other out," said Skinner, who
worked with all three over a seven
The new business features an
expanded fueling bay and offers
diesel in addition to regular, plus
and supreme gas.
This is the 56th Express Lane
store to open in the panhandle.
according to Reid Lewis, whose
Family started the chain over 20
~EXPRESS LN ~ ~ pp AI
Manager Glenda Skinner, far left, is shown with some
of the staff at the new Express Lane store. Left to
right, District Manager Linda Newton and clerks
Angie Giron of Bristol and Linda Lockwood of Altha.
Not pictured are Donna Tillery of Marianna and Melba
Compton of Blountstown. BETH EUBANKS PHOTOS
years ago. The business is based
in Panama City. "Our stores
operate from Bay County on up
around Bonifay and Graceville,
down on the coast towards Tal-
lahassee," he said.
The Bristol site is "one of a
handful" of the Express Lanes
that will be open 24 hours, Lewis
said. He noted that travelers
heading between Panama City
to Tallahassee on State Road 20
"can starve going through'there
late at night" \\'ih fe\\ around-
the-clock stores in the area.
What's different bout E\-
press Lane? "We're permsofl@
involved," Le\ is said. "We don't
like to do the cookie-cutter thing.
We work close with the district
managers and how they operate,"
he said, explaining that the staff
can "custom tailor" the store to
the community's needs.
The business is giving away
coffee mugs for customers filling
out Exxon credit card applications
and offers a handy "Speedpass"
that can be used at the pump to
pay for gas.
"We have a full deli and we're
planning to be competitive with
our prices," Skinner said. The
store's opening already appears
to have sparked a gas war with
neighboring convenience stores
next door and across the street.
The store will also carry con-
venience store basics like beer
and soft drinks, as well as a wide
selection of novelty items.
RITA MAUPIN NAMED CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
CALHOUN CHAMBER HOLDS
were recognized for their
contributions last week it
ber of Commerce annual
banquet, held Feb. 15 at
the Frink Gym at the Pan-
handle Pioneer Settlement
Among those honored
iU I. --were the following: C
of the Year (shown at left)
- Rita rdaupinCalhoun-County Public Library, receivesoa
plaque from Danny Ryals. -
*Grow and Glo Award (top right) -- RitaMaupin was hon-
ored again and is shown as Doris Traylor presents her with a
certification of appreciation.
*Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year (right) J.
Richard Brooks, CPA and prior Secretary-Treasurer on the
Chamber's Board of Directors
*Gavel for Chamber President 2003 & 2004 Danny
Ryals, of Danny Ryals Real Estate, is shown with incoming-
president Vicki Montford.
*Above and Beyond Award (bottom right) Danny Has-
sig (accepted by Deborah Hassig)
Other nominees for Outstanding Citizen of the Year were
Willard and Linda Smith of the Panhandle Pioneer Settle-
ment, Betty Hudson of the-American Cancer Society, Doris
TrayJlor of Keep Calhoun County -Beautiful and Danny Has-
sig, U. S. 'Army. -
Many businesses and individuals contributed to the suc-.
cess of the banquet by donating services, gifts and. door
prizes, including the Calhoun County Senior Citizen's Cen-
ter, Connelly's Florist, Connie's Kitchen, Covenant Hospice,
Danny Ryals Real Estate, Frances Price, Kim Owings, Mi-
chele Futch, Oglesby Plants International, Inc., Panhandle.
Pioneer Settlement, RiverTown Garden arid Gifts, The Bank,
Vicki.Montford and Waldorf Ace Hardware. Local musical
group Crystal Waters performed.
Vicki Montford has been named the 2005 Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce president. Chamber officers for the
new year include Raymond Russell, Vice-President and
Ben Burnham, Secretary-Treasurer. Chamber members who
would like to make a nomination for the Board of Directors
are asked to contact Jessie at (850) 674-4519.
'.' JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS' "
Beauty consultants attend seminar
Theta Lolley,-Angie Hill and Beth Potter took part
in a field training seminar, "Beauty Breakthroughs" in
Atlanta, GA on Jan. 3-5 under the instruction of spe-
cialist Pam Carlson with Merle Norman. Attending the
class were other studio owners and managers. They
learned the latest prom and bridal makeup tips, includ-
ing foundation selection and application along with
new techniques to hide fine lines and age spots. This
class is given once a year all around the U.S. to Merle
Norman owners/managers to improve their makeover
skills. They learned to use the new makeup selection
tool, developed by Merle Norman, called "ColorIQ". It
is useful in choosing the correct colors (blush, lipstick,
eyeshadow) for their clients' needs. On March 14, the
staff at Merle Norman of Blountstown will be attending
. another makeup educator class, targeting only Bridal/
Prom makeup, in Mobile, AL.
Suitman of IloriJa
FEBRUARY 23,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13
ABOVE CENTER: Ken Futch, an investigator with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department, draws his final card from a bag held by Poker Run organizer Charles
Morris. RIGHT: Boo Morris acknowledges his distinction as the player with the worst hand of the day. PHOTOS BY TERESA EUBANKS and PAULA MORRIS
Poker Run raises nearly $1,500 for school trip
by Teresa Eubanks. Journal Eadtor
Sixty-five motorcycles roared through Liberty Count.
Saturday for a fundraising poker run, which pulled in
around $1.500 to help pay for the eighth-grade's annual
Washington, D.C. trip.
Bikers including a number of local law officers
followed an 82-mile route through the Apalachicola
National Forest, traveling along State Roads 20 and 65
as %well as County Road 12 and H\\vN. 379. At five spots
along the x ay, participants stopped to draw\ a single play-
ing card out of a bag. When every one met up at Veterans
Memorial Park Civic Center that afternoon, they pulled
their final card. -
Although the morning started out a bit cool, bikers
found themselves \with a perfect day for ending as they
toured the county. The3 made stops to draw cards at
Florida River. Sumatra Store, Liberty Wilderness Camp,
the Hosford School Parking Lot and the civic center.
Riders were welcomed at the last stop with a big plate
of chicken pileau cooked up by Lester Summers and
Once everyone returned, they compared notes and
poker hands. Paula Morris of Bristol held the winning
hand with four of a kind. She had four 9's and one 6.
Paula's brother, Boo Morris of Hosford, w as singled
out as having the worst hand of the day and won a unique
consolation prize a liter of Crown Royal.
Numerous door prizes donated by local merchants and
area motorcycle shops were awarded. Bikers %went home
%with jackets, t-shirts, caps, a cell phone, bottle coolers
and leather gloves. There \\ere a few smiles as one lucks
guy in black leather and a biker bandana walked up to
claim his doorpnze a gift certificate from Bed, Bath
The event was sponsored by the ne\w \ly-formed Arch
Angels, a local motorcycle club made of law enforcement
officers. Many of those taking part Saturda\ are current
and former la\\ enforcement officers, according to orga-
nizer Charles Morris. "We had officers from Wakulla.
Gadsden, Gulf, Calhoun and Liberty Count) taking part,"
he said. Deputies, as well as a retired FHP trooper and an
FDLE officer were along for the ride Saturday. "We had
a good contingent of people." he said, adding the Liberty
County Sheriff's Department \was instrumental in setting
up and supporting the event.
NMorris noted the
success of the Poker
Run has spurred on
plans for a singular
oe in Wakulla
County, which will
be used to raise
funds for an animal
Car slams into side of insurance building
The drib'1this 1992 Oldsmobile escaped injury after a late
night acc iI urday at the intersection of J.P. Peacock Road
and Statq Reod71 North, next to the Corner Bar. According to
a report,fiom the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department, Wendy
Tharp stated that she'was traveling north when she dozed off.
The cat went onto the east shoulder and slammed into a utility
pole. Tf e vehicle is registered to Steven Carl. Lindahl.
.... .. ... PHOTO COURTESY-EIDIE McCALVIN
by Teresa Eubanks Journal Editor
Willis Insurance. Agency .
opened a little early Friday
morning, but it wasn't because
owner Mavis Willis decided to go
in sooner than usual. Instead, a
driver passing nearby \ eered off
State Road 20 and slammed into
the side of the building.
Bruce Wyatt Lee, 61. dro, e his
1992 Oldsmobile into the side of
the business around 7 a.m.
No injuries x ere reported but
there was substantial damage to
the building, according to Wil-
lis, who arrived at the scene at Willis said she was less con-
7:40 a.m. "It's cracked all the cerned with the building itself
way dow% n the side," she said of than her fish pond out front.
the south wall of her building. Remarkably, the car drove over
"It broke the studs in the wall the in-ground water feature and
and knocked a desk about a foot didn't even crack it. "I must have
over." spent 15 hours on my hands and
She's waiting for estimates to knees mixing and putting sacrete
determine the dollar aniount of around it," Willis said of the time
damages. It appears that the w all ihe invested in the project. Her
will have to come down and she goldfish survived. Some oil from
will have to replace the brick, the car did drip into the water so
studs and sheetrock. he drained the'pn'd: 'The fish'
. .- .- e.t- .a .. ... .- .. ,
are back and swimming around
as though nothing had been dis-
Her outdoor display also fea-
tures some small statuary, in-
cluding her favorite piece of a
sleeping angel. The incident cost
it a toe but she says she can eas-
ily fix that.
She's hoping the driver's insur-
ance will cover the repair costs
but if not, she's got a little insur-
ance oF her own.f '.'.''''...
Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 23,2005
FBLA LEADERSHIP CON- .
FERENCE -- Future Business :'
Leaders of America, Altha School
Chapter attended District 2 Lead- .. .
ership Conference at Blue Springs .... -
Assembly Camp in Marianna on
Feb. 10. Students participated in
competition for eligibility to attend
the State Leadership Conference-
in Orlando in March. Pictured, top
right from left to right, back row, -
Joy Capps. first place, Introduction .
to Business; Audrey Brown, Desk- : '
top Publishing Team; Dennis Goodman, seventh place,
Introduction to Business; front row, left to right, Lizzie .i--'. .
-- Woolever, Desktop Publishing Team; Alisha Perdue, sec- ....,.
ond place, Multimedia Presentation Team: Alicia McClel-
Ian, second place, Multimedia Presentation Team. Pic-
tured bottom right. Sky Scott, first place, Job Interview.
Help support 2005 PrALTHA SCHOOLPHOTO Graduation
Help support.2005 ProjectGraduation*
by Brittany Majeske
Graduation is a very important
part in all our lives and soung grad-
uates commonly drink and drim e
So, parents in AJltha hae come to-
gether to make a celebration that is
-* safe and exciting. This celebration.
Pr'oiect Gradwiaion. \\ill be corm-
plete with games, prizes, tood and
We are very grateful for e\erN -
thing our parents are doinm for us.,
but they need help in making our
big night a success.
We need help and contributions
from businesses who will be recog-
nized by our school and in the local
media We would like this night to
be very memorable and. with \our
help. it won't be forgotten in the
years to come. If you \would like to
show your support of Altha's 2005
r ALTHA SCHOOL CALENDAR
I Wednesday, Feb. 23 Spring Pictures, Senior Cap & Gown, Class
Friday, Feb. 24 FFA Forestry Contest
SMonday Feb. 28 FCAT Reading, Math, Science 3-10
Saturday, March 5--PTO BBQ -
I Monday; March7 thru Friday, March 11 FCAT Reading, Math, Sci- I
Lence3-10 ., - .- "_1
graduating seniors, please call Mrs.
Sara -Kay Waldorff at 762-3121.
Thank you for all your help and
by Zack Bishop
: Last week Altha Public School
FCCLA members'went to Betihle-
hem for the FCCLA Proficiency
Altha had 10 students compet-
ing. six of them winning first place
and the other four taking second.
Hannah Waldorff w\on first place in
Storn1ellhng. Cajtlvn Bruner won
first place in Fashion Construction."
In the team e- ents. first place went
to Sky Scott, Tiffany Betts, Amanda
-Poland and Shannon Grice for Cop-
ing With Life Situauons. Altha also;
took second place in the same event
OnFeb. iS. eight students from Altha
\vent to the Proficiency Star EBents
at Altha First Baptist Church. They
competed in Culinary Arts, Hospital-
it) and other events.
Winners from Friday's events.
will go on to compete at the state
level in Orlando.
Blountstoo n High School has-
been selected to participate in the
National Assessment of Education-
al Progress iNAEPi. also known n
as the nation's report card. NAEP
is an ongoing assessment of %what
S . youngg Americans kito, and can do
in i various academic subjects. Gi\-
en to almost one million students
throughout the US in 2005. NAEP
will show\ how% students in Florida
compare to other students in other
states and the nation as a whole.
A random sample of our 12th
grade students will be selected to
the assessment. All responses are
confidential and no results "ill be
reported to or about individual stu-
dents or schools.
.: NAEP data and results are of-
ten used by policy makers to make
decisions regarding education. To
help guide these decisions. NAEP
asks students about their school
expenence. background, and w bat
.teachers teach in the classroom.
: Students maN omit an\ question or
part of the assessment that they do
not wish to answer.
We appreciate the participation
o f each student that is selected.
However, participation in NAEP is
voluntan. Parents who do not want
their children to participate'are're'r
BHS CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wednesday, Feb. 23-- 10th grade Reading Prep Groups FCAT
Thursday, Feb. 24 FFA Soil .Judging Contest; Baseball game JV/
Varsity away at 3:30-'6 p.m.: Softball game against R F. Munroe al 4 p.m.
Friday. Feb. 25-- FFA livestock Contest
Monday. Feb. 28 -FCAT Reading for 9th and 10th grade I
Tuesday. March 1 FCAT Mainth I
L Friday, March 4 FCAT Science
quested to send writtenn notilicatiori
to the guidance office. Students
that do participate in the NAEP
will gain valuable test-taking ex-'
pertence. Student participation ill
be beneficial in painting a picture
of what our state's and nation's
school children are learning.
SPELLING BEE WINNERS
lMrs. Betts and Mrs. Pam AN\-
ers accompanied the students from
Blountstosw n High School to the an-
nual Calhoun Coun(\ Spelling Bee
on Feb. 15. Following the Spell-
ing Bee, the students and teachers
went to Pizza Hut to celebrate their
:The: Students placed as fol-
lows,: CLint Capps. Ist place. 12th
grade; Adam Richards. 2nd place,
llth grade; Nikki Bernhard, 1st
place;, 10th grade; Cuyler Enigram,
1st :place, 9ti grade; 9th through
12th grade division winners: Clint
-Capps, 1st place, Nikki Bernhard
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Lunch: Pizza with cheese,
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and tomato, fresh fruit.
ILunch: Chicken with rice, baby I
green limas, fruit cup, corn
Lunch: Chili with bears, peanut
butter and jelly sandwich, crack-
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Lunch: Beef patty with gravy,
steamed rice, green peas, fresh
I fruit, corn bread.
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I A variety of fruits and
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served with all meals.
Breakfast Banana, peanut butter
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Lunch: Baked ham slice, mashed
potatoes with gravy, California
mixed vegetables, corn bread,
Breakfast Chilled orange juice,
ham grits, cheese toast.
Lunch: Corn dogs with mustard,
macaroni and cheese, potato
wedges with catsup, fruit salad
with nuts .
Breakfast Banana, cheese toast,
Lunch: Nachos with ground beef,
tossed salad, corn-on-the cob,
Breakfast Chilled peaches, ham
slice, 'anana nut bread.
Lunch: Ham and cheese sand-
wich, potato rounds with catsup,
apple wedges, pineapple cake.
Breakfast Chilled pineapple
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MARIANNA Chipola Col-
lege will celebrate Homecoming
2005, the week of Feb. 21-26.
Student activities for the
week include a building decora-
tion contest on Tuesday, Feb. 22
and Homecoming Talent Show,
Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in
the Arts Center.
Chipola Alumnus of the year,
Dr. Wayne Blanton. will ad-
dress Chipola's Honors Seminar
on Friday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m.,
in Jackson Hall. The Marianna
native is director of the Florida
School Boards Association. The
public is invited to attend.
A Baptist Campus Ministry
Co. spelling bee
Students in Calhoun County
schools participated in the spelling
bee. The\ are as follow s.
Fourth grade Staci NlaNo of
Carr School. first place: Brandon
Purvis of Blountsto "n Elementary
School and Madelynn Lytle of Al-
tha School, both placed second.
Fifth grade Mitchell Hall of
Altha School, first place; Megan
Brown of BES, second place; Cort-
ney Harris of Carr School, third
,.Sixth grade --David Leonard of
Carr School. first place: Hai ea Pur-
due of Altha School. second place;
Travis Pittman of Blountstown
Middle School, third place.
Seventh ,g rade Holland
Thornton of BMIS, first place; Ash-
ley Smith of Altha School, second
place; Kevin Alday of Carr School,
Eighth grade Caitlyn Bruner
of Altha School, first place: Daniel
Leonard of Carr School, second
place;- Ryan Frye of BNMS, third
Ninth grade Cuyler Engram
of BHS. first place; Keith Kirkpat-
rick of Altha School, second place.
10th grade -Nikki Bernhard of,
BHS, first place; Ashton Lee of Al-
tha School, second place.
11 th grade Tiffany Betts of
I01W Altha School, first place; Adam
Richards of BHS,.second place.
12th grade Clint Capps of
BHS, first place; Devon Waldioff
: of Altha School, second place.
I L Fourth-fifth grade Staci
yi Mayo of Carr School, first place;
Mitchell Hall of Altha School. sec-
e.' 'ond place.
Si mm Sixth-eighth Holland Thorn-
ton of BMS, first place; David
S ..Leonard of CarT School, second
d I| place; Caitlyn Bruner of Altha
School, third place.
Ninth-12th Clint Capps of
.- BHS, first place; Tiffany Betts of
Altha School, second place: Nikki
Bernhard and Cuyler Engram. both
of BHS, third place
SFifth-eighth grade. David
Leonard of Carr School, first place;
Holland Thornton of BMS. sec-"
ond place; Mitchell Hall of Altha
School, third place.
Reunion, is set for Saturday,
Feb. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the
Continuing Education Build-
ing (formerly the Old Athletic
Dorm) on College Street. Alum-
ni members of the 1978-1981
BCM organization are hosting
the event. Former BCM mem-
bers are asked to bring a finger
food, family, and fond memories
to enjoy this time of fellow\ ship.
Homecoming Night, Satur-
day, Feb. 26, begins with the
Lady Indians game. against Tal-
lahassee at 5:30 p.m. An Alumni
Reception hosted by Chipola
President Dr. Gene Prough and
his wife Priscilla, begins at 6
p.m. in the Chipola Apprecia-
tion Club Room. All alumni and
friends are invited to attend the
Former Chipola Cheerlead-
ers are this year's special guests
at homecoming. All returning
cheerleaders will be invited to
join the current squad in a rou-
tine to "Devil in a Blue Dress."
The Indians take on Tallahas-
see Community College in the
men's game at 7:30 p.m. Chipo-
la's 2005 Homecoming Queen
and Mr. Chipola will be crowned
during halftime. Brenda Gar-
rett Taylor, chair of the Chipola
Board of Trustees will assist in
For more information on
Homecoming events, call the
SGA office at 718-2308 or the
Public Relations Office at 718-
Brinson selected Tolar
Employee of the Year
by Dame'Hill ..:... ... : .
Mrs. Barbara Brinson has been
working with Bristol's Elementary'
students for eight years now. She ......
works with kids at P.E. and loves .
every minute of it. She told me her
favorite part of what she does and .
her exact words were, "The chil-
dren, I love my children." Barbara
works very hard every day and for
the younger kids I heard that she
has a red light, green light system.
When the kids first get out at RP.E. everyone is on green light and can go
and do %\ hate\ er the) please. When she stops the kids and tells them that
they are now on the yellow light they have to slow down and can't run as
wild as they were, and when she tells them that they are now on the red
light the kids have to go to time out by the chain link fence. Ms. Brinson
lives in Rock Bluff with her husband, Raleigh and their dog. I, on behalf of
everyone here at W.R. Tolar School would like to congratulate her and let
her know how much we think she deserves this award.
The Baseball team got off to a great start winning their first game against
Sneads. We are all very proud even though the second game against Wewa
was a little bitiof a disappointment, but we'll get'em next time. Go Tolar!
r BULLDAWG BARK CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thursday, Feb. 24 Girl's Softball vs. Sneads, home, 4 p.m.;
Boy's Baseball vs. Carrabelle, away, 6 p.m.
I Wednesday, March 2 -Boy's Baseball vs. Sneads, home,.
L3:30 p.m. -- ___-- _- -----
Fall 2004 dean's list announced at BCF
GRACEVILLE Elizabeth Miller has been named to the Dean's
List at The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville for the Fall 2004
semester. The Dean's List is published each semester to honor those
students who maintain a 3.25 to 3.99 grade point average on a 4.0
Miller is a Sophomore at The Baptist College of.Florida pursuing
a Bachelors of Arts degree in Christian Counseling.
Miller is the daughter of David and Jennie Miller of Bristol. She
is a 2003 graduate of Libertn County High School. The honor stu-
dent is a member of First Baptist Church in Bristol, Florida.
The Baptist College of Florida is an agency of the Florida Bap-
tist Convention and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer associate
and baccalaureate degrees in the areas of ministry, biblical studies,
church music, music education, Christian education. elementary ed-
ucation. leadership., missions and Christian counseling. .
Homecoming week at Chipola College
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The City of Bristol will accept resumes for the above posi-
tion until 5 p.m. on March 9. Resumes should be mailed
to the City of Bristol at PO Box 207, Bristol, FL 32321 or
delivered to the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 12444 NW
Virginia G Weaver St., Bristol. FL.
Applicants should possess general office skills as well
as data entry skills. Accuracy, attention to details and the
ability to handle cash is a must. Familiarity with windows
XP Professional, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Quick Books
Pro preferred. The successful applicant must pass a
background check and be able to be bonded.
Compensation $15,600 $17,680
THE CITY OF BRISTOL ISADRUG FREE WORK PLACE
AND AN EQUL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. FAIR
HOUSING, HANDICAPPED ACCESS JURISDICTION
Family Service Worker
North Florida Child Development, Inc. is seeking a part
time (20 hours/week) Family Service Worker for Calhoun
County Head Start Center, located in Blountstown. Deter-
mines eligibility for parents seeking childcare services and
maintains records of family and children enrolled. Appli-
cant will maintain a client caseload. Must have excellent
organizational and interpersonal skills, superior written
and oral communication. Ability to interview parents,and
relate to individuals from various socioeconomic back-
grounds. Customer service skills a must. Must maintain
confidentiality. Basic computer literacy, database skills,
and proficient use of Windows based program. Must have
an Associates degree in human services field or a high
school diploma with a minimum of two years of successful
work experience in human service.field.
Closing: March 8,2005
NFCD, Inc. Attn: Sebrina McGill, P.O. Box 38,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465, fax (850) 639-4173,
The following positions are
available: LPN, RN, Equip-
ment Operator, Construc-
tion Labor, Accountant, Van
Driver, Truck Driver, Laundry
tomer Service. EEO
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN
Is nIowV 1ring a -
Must be experienced
Liberty County Board
of County Commissioners
is accepting applications for
3 carpenters and 3 carpenter helpers
with experience in remodeling
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.
LIBERTY COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER, FAIR HOUSING; HANDICAPPED-
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 NWCR 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.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITYEMPLOYER/DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE
FEBRUARY 23,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17
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NOTICE TO RECEIVE
The Liberty County .Board of County
Commissioners will receive sealed comn-
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 3232.1.
(The Revell House)
All contracts will be awarded pursuant to
the Liberty County bidding Policy regard-
ing competitive bids for Contracting Ser-
vices. The contract award will be based
Son the responsiveness to the scope and
specifications of each proposed project
and the qualifications of responsible con-
QUALIFICATIONS: Contractors must be
experienced and meet all criteria.
Any contractor stbbmitting a bid must pro-
vide the required documentation outlined
-in the Bid package in order io qualify the
firm or individual's ability to perform trhe
projects in a.manner which meets or,
exceed the Liberty County Floodplain
Management Requirements, all codes
and license compliance, and County and
Slate ordinance requirements.
The Bid specilicaions may be obtained
S- at the Liberty County Emergency Man-
agement Office, 11109 NW SR 20, P.O.
Box 877, Bristo, FL 32321 (telephone-
Please indicate oni .the. outside of the,
envelope ial ihis is a SEALED BID for
Revell House Bids should be sent to
the Liberty County Clerk of Court's office
S'at P.O..Box 399. Brsisol. FL 32321
Bids wil be received until 5 p.m.(ET) on
03/01/05, Tuesday. and will be opened
ai the following meeting ol mne Li6err
County Board ol Counry/ Commissioners
which is held in ihe Liberty County Court-
-house. Brsitol, FL 32321 on 03/01/05.
Tuesday, at 7 p.m.(ETI
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids. 2-16.2.23
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LIBERTY COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE No. 04-027-CP
DIVISION OF PROBATE
IN RE: ESTATE OF ARCHIE E.
The administration ol the estate otARCHIE
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, Florida 32321. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
andthepersonal representative's arlorney
are sel lonn below
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NOTI-
Ail persons or whom this notice is served
who have objections Inal challenge the
validity of the will, Inhe qualifications of Ihe
peronal representative. venue, orjurisdic-
tion ol thti Court are required lo file [heir
objections with the Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THRtEE MONTHSAFTER THE
DATE OF TiHE FIRST-PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OFSERVICE OF ACOPY OF
THIS NOTICE OF THEM, .
All creditors of the decedert and persons
havinn ,-laims or demands ,"-anc t Ihe.
this notice is served within three months
after the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ORTHIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICE
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims ordemands against
the decedent's estate mustfiletheirclaims
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
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Florida Bar No. 890596
Roger L. Welles
15549 New Market Road
Hosford, FL 32334
.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE No. 04-150-CA
THE BANK ..
RICHARD M. DURDEN.
PRIMUS AUTOMOTIVE FINANCIAL
SERVICES; INC., AND CARROLL TIRE
TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered
February 10, 2005, in the above-styled
cause, I will sell to the highest bidder for
cash ai the Iron doorol ine Liberty County
Courthouse. Bristol, Florida, at 11:00a.m.,
Eastern Time, on Monday, March 14.2005,
the following described property in Liberty
A parcel of land lying in Section 26;
Township 1 Soulh, Range 6Wesi. Lib- .
ertyCounty Florida. said parcel ol land
r being more particularly described
by metes and bounds as follows:
Commence a a -4 inch by 4 inch blank
concrete monument ffoundi known
as marking Ihe Southwest corner of
said Section 26. and run; Ihence East
3896.31 feet. thence Nornh 2173.35
feel to a State Road Department right
of way concrete monumbent or Ihe
Northeasterly right of way boundary
of County Road No. S-67-A (f00 foot
right of way); thence South 52 degrees
23 munites 54 seconds West 50.00
feet to a centerline State 90+25.01
feet of said county road as per State
Road right of way map Section No:
56509.2601, dated November 12,
1964; thence continue South 52 de-
grees 23 minutes 54 seconds West
50.00 feel to the Southwesterly right
of way lo said County road; thence
along-said Southwesterly right of way
boundary as follows: Thence North 37
ecedent's estate on wiom.a. cpopy- f-- a' 36 mi tes 06. eco ds Wesi
.-v-f ^.t 1 -- *..* ^ ^ ^ ,OP .
(bearing base) along said Southwest-
erly right fo way boundary a distance
of 865.74 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar with
cap (RLS#3031) for a point fo curve
to the right; thence along said curve
with a radius fo 2915.93 feet through
a central angle of 15 degrees 36 min-
utes 30 seconds for an arc distance
of 794.34 feet (the chord fo said are
being North 29 degrees 47 minutes 52
seconds West 791.89 feet) to a point
on the Northerly right of way bound-
ary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence
leaving said Southwesterly right of
way boundary run South 57 degrees
48 minutes 40 seconds West along
said Northerly right of way boundary
a distance of 905.10 feet to a concrete
monument (PSM#3031); thence North
34 degrees 46 minutes 23 seconds
West 570.72 feet to a concrete monu-
ment (PSM#3031); thence North 77
degrees 20 minutes 06 seconds East
184.54 feet to a concrete monument
(PSM#0301) for the Point of Begin-
ning. From said Pont of Beginning
thence'continue North 77 degrees 20
minutes 06 seconds East 227.99 feet
toaconcrete monument (PSM#3031);
thence South 24 degrees 05 minutes
10 seconds East 199.09 feet to a
concrete monument (PSM#3031);
thence South 70 degrees 58 minutes
42 seconds West 190.67 feet to' a
concrete monument (PSM#3031.);
thence North 32 degrees 28 munites
44 seconds West 229.87 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
With 1985 NUGG 60' HS
The Easterly 30.00 feet of the above de-
scribed land being subject to an access
TITLE: Richard M. Durden
Dated this February 15, 2005.
Clerk of Court
Bristol .66 Towing and Recovery will
hold a PublicAuction on Mar. 12,2005
at 1:00 p.m. (ET).
1992 Whtie Pontiac Grand AM SE 4 door
Our Auction will be held at Bristol 66
Storage on Hoecake Road off Highway
20 East, one half mile on left, you will
see our sign. Bristol 66 Towing reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
The Calhoun Liberty Journal 2-23-05
If you need any more information on the
above vehicle, please call (850) 643-2522
ask for Dale.
planning, individual, goup
and family therapy. Must
for DJJ Quality Assurance
LOCATION: Bristol Youth
elors Degree in Social or
Behavioral Sciences; with
3 years of experience in
working with troubled or
at risk youth in a secure or
residential setting preferred;
or Master Degree in Social
or Behavioral Sciences with
1 year experience in working
CONTACT: Jeanette Jack-
son, Director, Bristol Youth
Academy, 12422 NW Revell
Road Bristol, FL 32321.
Phone (850) 643-4600 or
fax (850) 643-2061,.
is hiring a Group Coordinator
A full time position that requires a high school diplo-
ma or GED and previous clerical/data entry/reception
experience. Duties include creating and maintaining
medical records, greeting patients, answering phones,
scheduling appointments, and verifying insurance.
Apply online at wwww.tmh.org or contact Jennifer San-
tos, Recruiter, at 850-431-5250 or Amy Johnson, Of-
fice Manager, at 850-674-4524 to discuss your inter-
EOE/Drug Free Workplace
Health Services Specialist
North Florida Child Development, Inc. is seeking a
Health Services Specialist responsible for applying
expertise in supervising the component area of pedi-
atric health (medical, dental, mental health, nutrition,
prenatal and transportation). Responsible for site
monitoring, consultation, training, collaboration, and
tracking of services. Minimum of Bachelor's degree
in Health, Nursing, or related field. Minimum three
years of experience in pediatric health .and educa-
tion. First Aid and CPR Instructor. Office is located in
Wewahitchka. Must be willing to travel. Team Player.
Closing: March 8, 2005
NFCD, Inc. Attn: Sebrina McGill, PR. .Box 38,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465, (850) 639-5080, fax (850)
639-4173, sebrina @headstartnf.org
Liberty County Emergency Medical Serviceswill be accepting applications
for full-time paramedics. All State requirements and qualifications must be met.
All applications should be submitted to:
Liberty County Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 399, Bristol, FL 32321 or to Ben
Guthrie, EMS director, located at.the Liberty County Clerk of Court office. Please pick up
a complete Job Description, at the Clerk's Office.
Applications will be accepted until Monday, Feb. 28, 2005 at 5 p.m.(ET).
Please submit applicatiQn to Clerk of Court.
If further information i.s,required, please pcot,act Ben Guthrie at (85Q).5i69347,',.''.'.''
I~~W .. 11 II .I I....... .
SPage 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 23,21005
B I Um AW.UUI E
ANNIE MAE WILLIAMS
BRISTOL Annie Mae Williams, 91, passed
away Friday, Feb. 4, 2005 in Tallahassee Memoria
Healthcare in Tallahassee following a brief illness
She was a native of Andalusia, AL and had been liv
ing in Liberty County-since 1982. She was a home
maker and of Baptist faith. She was a faithful an
loyal member of the Humility Missionary Baptis
Church where she served as the church mother.
Survivors -include one daughter, Annie Nel
Blount of Bristol; five grandchildren, Anna Ev
erett of Bristol, Aaron Everett and companion
Tonya Scott of Bristol, Michael Bailey of Bristol
James Swain and companion, Teresa McClellan o;
Blountstown and Sammie Swain and wife, Cyn
: thia Swain of Fort Sill, OK; one sister, Willie Lee
.. Daughter; nine great-grandchildren, Justin Bai.
ley, Malikk Everett, Monique Everett; Shaqua(
Patterson, Alexandrea Smith, Tonia Swain, Steven
Swain, Patrick Swain and Raven Swain; also a hos
of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives anc
many sorrowing friends.
Services were held on Saturda). Feb. 12, 2005
with Revs. Charles Coleman, Willie Riles anc
Raymond Dudley officiating. Interment followed
in Hugh Creek Cemetery in Blountstown.
Peoples Funeral Home in Marianna was ii
charge of the arrangements.
WHAT BETTER TRIBUTE
CAN THERE BE?
Honor your loved ones by making their
memory part of our best efforts to de-
feat cancer, For more info., contact
the American Cancer Society.
Lg EAST GADSDEN UNIT
P.O. Box 563,
Ouincy, FL 32353
WILLIS WOODROW DAWSON
d MARIANNA Willis Woodrow Dawson, 75,
1 passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16,2005 inTallahas-
. see. He had worked for Neal Lumber Company and
- had lived in Blountstown and for the past 12 years
- had lived at Sunland in Marianna.
d He was predeceased by his parents, Willie and
t Nancy Dawson, and his sister, Nona Lee Bailey.
Survivors include one sister, Mary Louise Kitch-
1 ens of Panama City; many nieces and nephews and
- his loving family at Sunland.
, Services were held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 from'
, Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown.
f Interment followed at Magnolia Cemetery in
e Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
1 HELEN M. FLOWERS
t BLOUNTSTOWN Helen M. Flowers,
d 95, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005 in
Blountstown. She was born in New York, NY and
had lived in Calhoun County since 1983. She was a
d very active member of St. Francis of Assisi Church
d in Blountstown and a very proud grandmother and
n Survivors include two sons, John Flowers and
his wife, Karen of Clearmont, and Thomas Flow-
ers and his wife, Irene of Bristol; two daughters,
Patricia Weiss of Bristol, and Linda Lolley and her
husband, Houston of Bristol; one brother, Thomas
Sullivan and his wife, Pearl of North Bergen, NJ;
one sister, Rosanna Paul of North Bergen, NJ; eight
grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 from
St. Frances of Assisi Church in Blountstown. Inter-
ment followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Tenafly,
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
FWC approves changes to Blackwater WMA deer dog season
us to serve your family
with honor & respect.
James C. (Rusty) Black
Jack W. Weiler.
Lic. Funeral Director
211 E. Jefferson St., Quincy
LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED
Locally owned by
Marion & Debbie Peavy
and Dianna Tissue
Charlie Johns St.
'Our !Area's OClest and'Most
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Serving Adams, McClellan
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L HIDDEN I
Text: John 16:8-11
If you knew that you were going to
stand before the Lord of Glory tomor-
row and give an account of every word
and deed, how would you spend today?
Would you try to mend a broken rela-
tionship? Would you try to make right
a wrong? Surely you would make a
special effort to make your final hours
count for something.
Believe it or not, Jesus is coming
back. The fact that it has been 2000
years since He promised to return only
means that His coming is that much
sooner. It is not as long as it has been.
Jesus said the Counselor "will convict
the world of...judgment."
The Holy Spirit helps us feel guilt
over sin and burdens us to do right. In
the same way, He convicts of the reali-
ty of the coming judgment. He helps us
to live life today preparing for eternity.
The 75 to 100 years that we live
on this earth is miniscule when com-
pared to eternity. What is- eternity?
Stand on the beach, wet your finger,
and touch the sand. Look at one tiny
grain of sand. Compare that tiny grain
to the billions and billions of grains as
far as you can see in either direction.,
Realize that there are miles and miles
of beach all over the world with just as.
many grains of sand. Your entire life is
like one tiny grain of sand compared
to the billions and billions of grains on
miles and miles of beach all over the
world. Your time is short compared to
Salvation is free, but even so, how
you live your life here does affect how
you will live in eternity. Paul said, "re-
deemn the time because the dx'%s are
evil.'" All, the Holy Spirit to convict
you ot the realmh .4f the corrung iddg-
ment Then iake e'er, opportunity to
It.e for Chrint. i
Ryan McDougald is a licensed, ordained
Free Will Baptist Minister hosting Bible
.nw, in tii .:. h-. For more information,
all 6"4rt' .,
from the Florida Fish and Wildlife h
Conservation Commission ,
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) took action at its Panama
City Beach meeting last week
changing the deer dog hunting
season on Blackwater Wildlife
Management Area (WMA) and f
expanding other hunting oppor- a
tunities on the area. b
Beginning with the 2005-06
season, Blackwater's deer dog ;
season will be 44 days. That will ,
include a 20-day first phase (No-
Sember 24 27 and December
10-25) and 24-day second phase
(January 9 February 1). The
Dixie Youth baseball
sign up scheduled -
Dixie Youth Baseball will
have sign up on Thursday. March
3 from 6to 9 p.m. and Saturday,
SMarch 5 from 9 a.m. to noon for
Sbovs and girls ages 3 to 12.
The sign up will be held at Al-
tha First Baptist Church fellow-
If you have any .questions,
please feel free to call Richard
Hall at 762-3965 or 272-3965 at
Please do not miss one of
these dates if your children want
hunter quota will be 400 for each
of the two phases, with exempt
hunters allowed. The size of the
fox hunt area was reduced from
about 68,000 to about 26,000
acres, but the fox hunting season
remains the same.
"The area that was removed
from the deer dog hunt area had
a large number of private in-
holdings, and the change to still
hunting should reduce conflicts
associated with dogs crossing
those private lands," said Cory
Morea, the FWC's northwest
regional public hunting areas'
coordinator. "In addition, the
FWC expanded hunting oppor-
tunities for Blackwater WMA
including more hunting days for
primitive weapon hunters and
two new 4-day quota quail hunts
on the field trial area."
Among other actions, com-
missioners approved a three-day
spring turkey season in Holmes
County beginning in 2006. Hol-
mes County has been closed to
turkey hunting since 1998.
While there was debate about
ending deer dog hunting on
the Escambia River WMA, the
Commission opted to continue
allowing deer dog hunting on
S.May of 1933 .- Jan. 19, 2o00
; .-There are not many people on this earth /
. '," that can say they know a true Angel. One ,.1 ,,
the-y coultalk to face to face, hug and take
advice ab7?ot eli. Never did I hear the fi-st curse u 'i],
gossip or put anyone down. Positive about everything,
that allpeople had some good in them no matter hou, eril/
outside. I thank the Lord that he gave me 53 years 'with
-her. She is gone nowe -in the flesh- left in the twinkling
ofan eve deep in the night to be with the other ani,,gels. She
is 1 ith me always in spirit, as I know she has to be one of
.he Leaders of the angels in Heai'en. Thank you again,
God., /r -,'ing me the pleasure of having her in my ife,
my dear mother Bonni Cli'de Bale. '. '.
. .. . . .. ., .. -.
giving thougftfu service...
Hall Funeral Home
P.O. Box 568, 15205 NW CR 274
Altha, Fl. 32421
850-762-3965 fax 850-762-4615
'AfamiCy ownedcandoperated business.
Richard and LeAnna Hall, owners
Peavy Funeral Home
Funeral Services with Dignity,4,.
Caring and Professionalisrm"-
A Hometown Funeral Director
You Can :Truist and Depend 0r!
.. FEBRUARY 23,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19
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Storm damaged azaleas
will recover well with help
Azaleas received a pounding .i.., once each week. In the absence
during the hurricane. Some of by Daniel E. of sufficient rainfall, increas-
the damage that they received Mullins, ing thefrquency twice weekly
was obvious and was easily seen Extension might helpful.
Horticultural m i gt in.the su
as broken-tops and branches. In Agent, Santa Late. in the summer expect
addition to these acute signs Rosa County to see a few more dead branch-
and symptoms, other damage es. Thi should not cause alarm
occurred that is more subtle and as sym jtoms from damaging
could have longer term effects. until azaleas have finished flow- events on woody plants are often
Violent bending and shaking ering to do this work. delayed. A second, light prun-
during the storm loosened some Remove only dead branches, ing to remove affected branches
azalea root systems from direct making the lowest cut an inch might be required.
soil contact. Although most or two into green tissue. Leave Though our azaleas are bat-
are still standing, plants must as much of the top portion as tered and bruised they should
tap into stored energy while at- possible, retaining all healthy recover well. I expect to see less
tempting to re-establish their branches and leaves. These will flower production this spring,
root systems. Some experts also be needed to photosynthesize but following the upcoming
believe that branches of trees, and provide food for newly de- growing season most will be
and possibly shrubs, received veloping roots and shoots. ,back to normal.
enough damage to disturb their Fertilize in March or early Question of the Week: What
vascular systems. April using an acid forming fer- is the best time to apply "Weed
Several cultural practices can tilizer such as an "Azalea-Ca- and Feed" fertilizer to my
be employed to help azaleas re- mellia" product. Avoid the use lawn?
cover. First, don't get in a hurry of standard garden fertilizers on Answer: Most of the so
to prune. There will surely be azaleas. Some of these contain called "Weed and Feed" prod-
broken branches and twigs that nitrate nitrogen which is toxic ucts contain a fertilizer and a
will need removing, but wait to azaleas and other members pre-emergent herbicide to pre-
of the heath family. Follow la- vent weeds. They don't normal-
Liberty County bel directions and avoid placing ly control weeds that are already
fertilizer near the root crowns. up and growing. If your goal
10 acre tracts Add coarse mulch such as is to control emerging summer
$1,000 down bark or pine needles to maintain weeds such as crabgrass and
Owner Financed, a depth of two and one-half to pursley, you have a relatively
No Qualifying three inches. Don't allow mulch small window of opportunity. A
N to lie against the root crown or generally recommended time in
Firstyearis stem. Pull mulch two to three North Florida is March 1I
interest free inches away from each plant's The germination of warm sea-
base, son weeds is regulated mostly
For more information Since some plants have a by soil temperature so thebest
call 813-253-3258 limited root system extra water time for a pre-emergent herbi-
or visit tri-land.com will be needed, but don't drown cide application can vary from
them. Established, mulched year to year. Dogwoods and
Tri-Land Inc., Lic. Broker azaleas normally perform well azaleas are often better indica-
::j_ with a thorough irrigation about tors. Wheb these two plants are
in bloori). crabgrass and other
summer weeds are germinating.
Use these plants as indicators
only. Some of the pre-emergent
applied within their root zones.
." 12x20 Carport
j.! -,.. 12x20 Workshop
4 Windows 4'Door
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a- ""'20x24 w/4 Win. &
4' Dr., All Alum. Ext.,
LESS THAN -
--.$117- Mo. wac
3614 Hwy. 90 Marianna, FL.
(across from F.H.RP) (3 miles west of town)
-' -- '.,^ l .
Your Valu-Rite store with
a full selection of drugs,
greeting cards, film, health
and beauty aid supplies
17324 Main Street North,
'LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED.
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Greyco stroller, large, great condi-
ton, $25. Call 643-1178 after 6 p.m.
or leave a message. 2-23, 3-2
Kenwood speakers, 100 watt set,
great condition, $25. Call 643-1178
after 6 p.m. or leave a message.
Infant car seat, rear facing, good
condition,$15. Call 643-1178after6
p.m. or leave a message. 2-23, 3-2
Rototiller, TroyBilt, 5.5OHV intake
190, $300. Call 762-4815.
Life Styler treadmill, 1 1/2 hp
pulse monitor, make an offer. Call
762-8757 and leave a message.
G5 Kirby vaccum, all attachments
included, $600 or best offer. Call
762-8757 and leave a message.
Antique German furniture, two
end tables, coffee table, and China
cabinet, real good shape, reason-
ably priced. "Call 674-8135 and,
leave a message. 2-23, 3-2,
Frigidaire Heavy Duty washing
machine, two speed, ten cycles,
-works great, $125. Call 643-4956..-
Whirlpool dryer. extra large capac-
ity, 3 cycle, works great, $125. Call-
643-4956. ;- :-,
Frigidare washer for $40. For more
information please stop by 20931
NE Pine St., Blountstown. 2-23,3-2
AmanaWringer washer. For more
information please stop by 20931
NE Pine St., Blountslown. 2-23,3-2
Air conditioner. 25.000 BTU, cools
.four large rooms, $150. Call 762-
3532 2-23, 3-2
Murray power mower with Briggs
and Straton engine, $25. Call 762-
3532. 2-23, 3-2,
Honey Bee equipment for sale. For:
more information call 643-5250.
Cutting torches, new set, only used
a couple of times, paid $278 asking
$160. Call 674-8517. 2-23,3-2
Pioneer CD player, top of the line
with amp and speaker, $400. Call,
379-9496. : :-- -1
Walnut chest and dresser, $600.
Call 674-6142. 2-: 3-
Ducane 31/2 ton contained unit, 1
Year old, with heat and air, comes
with thermostat, breaker, wire and
one box of tubing, $1,400 firm. Call
- Rainsoft water purifier, like new,
price negotiable. Call 762-8566 or.
762-8881. 2-:3 ..
Trash bag of girls size 8-12 panels
and size 10 shirts for $20 a bag or
Ladies diamond ring, 10
heart cluster, paid $250 aski
or best offer. Call 674-3059
Atlanta Works, cast iron
burning heater, $100. Ca
Leather love seat, blue, go
edition for $75. Call 762-851
Magic Chef stove for $2
Hotpoint washer for $2
Ten compartment hangin
each compartment is 36"x
with feeders and auto wa
tem for $150. Call 593-542
9 ask for
-GE refrigerator/freezer, side by
side, has ice and water in door,like
new, $300. Call 643-2431. 2-
GE washing machine, like new,
$100. Call 643-2431. 2-16, 2-23
Flex Steel couch, hideaway bed,
good condition. $60. Call 674-1637
or 674-3244. 2-16, 2-23
Roll-a-way bed, good condition,
barely used, $50. Call 674-1637 or
'674:3244. 2-16, 2-23
Lawn sweeper, Sears Craftsman,
38", $75. Call 643-4267. 2-23,3-2
Leaf blower, works great for $30.
Call 643-4956. 2-23, 3-2
Entertainment center, asking $25.
Call 643-4956. -:
5x7 area rug with horse design,
black, brown and white, like new,
$25. Call 643-2812. 2-16,2-23
Bruno wheelchair lift, power, has
paperwork, hooks on the back of a
van or truck; $600 negotiable. Call
643-2724. 2-16, 2-23
Frasier bag for $35; Clydesdale
lamp, $60; alligator toy, like see-
saw, $30. Call 674-6142. : :.
Prom dresses, purple with black'
overlay with [lower 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. 2-1.6,2-23
Cast iron wood burner, could be
used for fireplace insert. Call 762-
3633. 2-16, 2-22
Men's watches, Seiko Gold Chro-
nograph watch with three eye dials-
and leather band, $69 or best offer
Croton gold and silverChronograph
watch, wilh two tone metal band ad-
justable, $69 or best offer. Both are
new still in box with warranty cards.,
Call 508-7084. 2-16, 2-23
Minolta Maxxum, 350 si with date
imprint on film and Panorama mode,
comes with two auto locus lens, 35-
70mm and 80-200mm, has built in
flash all in lop condition. $169 or best
offer. Call 508-7084. :,...
$25 for both; one bag of women's Macro auto focus lens. 70-
pants 8-10 and shirts small and 300mm, for Minolta, $289.95 retail,
medium for $10. Call 643-9332 after .will sell.for.$1.29.Qr best offer..Call
. 3p.m. -- 508108'4. .-, O-.,,'2.--..
Minolta Maxxum 3200i flash for
$130 new, will sell for $49 or best
offer; 2X Rokunar Minolta Auto
Focus Tele-Converter, $169 new,
will sell for $80 or best offer;-50mm
A.F. Minolta Maxxum lens, $49; 80-
200mm A.F. Maxxum Zoom lens,
$79 or best offer. Call 508-7084.
Tractor, 383 Massey Fe
Farm Tractor, 675 hours
excellent condition, $11,5(
643-6086 or 643-5990.
Tin roofing, used. For mo
mation call 762-3633:
Junior prom dresses, plur
9 for $50; deep purple in si
$45; black dress in size 7
Call 674-2350 and leave
Diamond ring with emerald
Call 674-2350 and leave
Leather jackets, large, bla
large, pink and black, $50. C
2350 and leave a message
Electric wheelchair, ex
shape; a rare orthopedic
chair for highest bid on ea
Camouflage western sadd
16 inch, $275. Call 674-80
1997 Mercury Marquis,
miles, leather, all power, $5
best offer. Call 762-8757 an
1995 Dodge Caravan S
loaded, plush interior, seat,
with removable seats, facto
windows, power windows a
rors, new tires, struts and
CD player, needs transit
work, $2,100!. Call 762-347
1997 Chevrolet 1500, wor
$2,500 or best offer. Call 64
1996 Plymouth Neon, wh
or best offer. C
s on it,
m in size
ze 7 fnr
1998 Ford F150 regular cab, two
wheel drive, 80,000 miles, $6,500.
Call 674-1400(wk) or762-8857(hm)
after 6 p.m. 2-23, 3-2
2000 Explorer, four door, 90,000
miles, $10,000. Call 674-1400(wk)
or 762-8857(hm) after 6 p.m.
Rims and tires, 315/75-16 Wran-
gler MTR tires and 16"x12" six lug
rims, $450 for all. Call 674-4771.
1992 Chevy Blazer, 4x4, needs
some work, $700 or best offer. Call
for 0 1989 Dodge Dakota pickup, body
for $70. is in good shape, motor runs good,
a mes- needs rear end work, $1,800; Call
2-16,2-23 762-3152. 2-23,3-2
a mes- 1995 Hyundia Elantra, needs
2-16,2-23 some work, asking $1,000 or best
offer. Call 379-3761. 2-23, 3-2
all674- 1978 Chevy, 4x4, $900. Call 379-
e. 9496. 2-23, 3-2
1984 Chevy Silverado, long wheel
excellent base, body rough, running gear,
wheel excellent condition, $800. Call 762-
ch. Call 8882 after 3p.m.. 2-23, 3-2
1996 Toyota Tacoma extended,
le. new, cab, green with god stripe across
93. bottom, take over payments. Call,
2-16, 2-23 379-8118. 2-23,3-2
1979 Ranchero topper. For more
information call 762-3633. 2-23,
id leave 1976 Mazda, for parts, best offer.
2-23, 3-2 Call 674-6142. 2-23, 3-2
E, fully 1999 Chevrolet Silverado, CD
s seven player, tinted windows, tilt steering,
ry tinted cloth seats, white in color, $8,900 or
and mir- best offer. Call 643-2205. 2-23,3-2
mission 7Kcar hauler and 6xi6 utility trailer
77. with gate. For more details call 674-
2-23,3-2 4285. 2-23, 3-2
rk body, 1994 Chevrolet Z71 step side
43-9214 (4x4) truck, white exterior and ex-
2-23,3-2 tra clean, has new mud grip tires
for $4,000. firm. Used aluminum
ite, ask- tool box to fit mid-size truck for
all. 762- $50. For more details call 643-
2-23,3-2 5328 or-643-5328. 2-16,2-23
SITo place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon
Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
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1990-'95 Plymouth Voyager van,
$200. Call 643-3548. 2-16, 2-23,
Cobra hood scoop, 31/2 inch for
'99 to '04 Mustang, $100; clear tail-
light covers for '99 to '04 Mustang,
S$150. Call 643-3476. 2-16, 2-23
1981 Fiat Spyder projectcar, motor
runs', $800 or best offer. Call 643-
1996 Chevy work van, white-,,
$1,700. Call 762-3894. 2-16,2-23
1994 Ford Probe, *motor and
transmission has 70,000 miles., can
hear run, for parts only, has been
wrecked, $400 or best offer. Call
1985 Ford LTD, needs carburetor
work, $400 or best offer. Call 762-
8510. -2-16, 2-23
First Saturday of every month
The auction will be held
March 5 at 7 p.m. Trad-
ing Post will be open 9
a.m. every Saturday. Free
setup for yardsale every
Public is invited:.
Col. James W. Copeland
18098 NW County Rd. 12
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, 5295. 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% new, sell $500.
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Additional runs of the same ad (morethan 2 weeks) are $2 per
week and must be paid in advance. We do not bill for classifieds.I
1970 Ford truck, 300,6 cylinder, 4
speed, work truck. Call 762-8407.
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 shell and
$11,500 with camper shell. Call 899-
0269 or 674-7138. T.
Fisherman by Sport-craft, 15 1/2
ft. boat, has walk through window,
200 dx Hummingbirdfish depth find-
er. Johnson 48 SPL motor, magic
tilt trailer, MinnKota extreme trolling
motor, $2,000 firm. Call 643-4337 or
1996 Polaris 780, waverunner. Call
762-8566 or 762-8881: J2:, 3-2
2 BR/1 BA
1281 sq. ft. on large
hardwood floors and
central heat and air,
Call Action Realty at
Heavy duty boat tr-"'er, 1500 lbs
weight capa%I D up to 14 ft.
boat, $125. jo 017. 2-16,2-23
1989 21 ft. Proline with cuddy
cabin, walk about, 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). 2-9 T. 3-9
German Shepherd puppy, full
blooded, one male left, 7 weeks old,
for 100. Call 639-5932. 2-23, 3-2
Puppies, German Shepherd/Red
Healer, black and brown, six weeks
old, all are playful and outgoing,
free to a good home. Call 643-
2303(night) or 508-4722(day).
Domesticated doves, ring neck,
cinnamon and pied. For more infor-
mation call 674-3532. 2-23,3-2
from weather damage
affordably by securing
you building today
Son select sizes!
Hometown dealer at
Rodney Miller's Bonded
Lawn Service Insured
Residential Commercial Year 'round Service
Home 643-4267 Cell 643-6589 Fr=e ei,,n.m
Black lab puppy, five months old,
male, full blooded, no papers, shots
and wormed, $50. Call 762-3724.
Pit bull puppies, different blood
lines available, price negotiable.
Call 762-3275 and ask for Mike.
Lab puppies, black, four males,
three .females, AKC registered,
eight weeks old, shots and wormed,
$200 females and $250 males. Call
379-8414. 2-23, 3-2
Red nose pit puppies, chocolate,
$200. Call 379-9496. 2-23, 3-2
Lab puppies, full blooded, choco-
late and black, both male and
females available, $125. Call 674-
1338. 2-16,2 23
One gelded Jack and one Jack,
$175 each. Call 442-6212. 2-16,2-23
Two large Billy goats, very large,
pets, $100 each. Call 442-6212.
Red nose American Pitbull ter-
rier, eight months old. Call 762-
Puppies, nine weeks old, two
blonde and white, two black andtan,
medium sized dogs, free to a good
home. Call 762-4965. 2-16,2-23
White labs, full blooded, parents
on site, shots and wormed, $150.
Call 674-8093. 2-16, 2-23
1992 Coachman Catelli
trailer, 24ft. long, in mint
Call 762-3733 or 209-224
Wanted: Diamond plated toolbox
that fits full size '96 GMC. Call 762-
8619 or 209-7809. 2-23, 3-2
Wanted: motor home. For more in-
formation call 674-6142. 2-23, 3-2
Wanted: any church that is planning
a trip to the Holy Land. Please call
379-3078 and ask for Betty.
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 upwith them, please
call. Call 643-4210. 2-16,2-23
Wanted: 100 gallon propane tank.
Call 379-3078. 2-16, 2-23
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, reallyfriendly,
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-
Brick house, 3BR/2BA, oh large
lot in Altha, walking distance to
town, city utilities, $98,000. Call
12x60 mobile home,"2BR/1BA,
minor work needed, must be
moved, $1,000 or best offer. Call
Log houseforsale byowner, 18204
na travel Roy Golden Rd., two bedrooms,
condition. 1. bath, kitchen, dining area, liv-
42. ing/family room, large-closets, two
,. 3T porches, central heat and air. Call
674-5963 or 785-1476. 1-19T. 3-16
Yard Sale, Saturday, Feb. 26 on
Hwy. 20 East, Bristol. Phone 643-
5599. 2-23, 3-2
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.
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.
Montgomery Realty Inc.. ." .. .
Serving two counties that
make up one great community!
HOURS: 9 a.m. -6 p m. Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturday (Eastemrn Time)
OFFICE DIRECTIONS:. From State Road 20
in Bristol, turn south onto Pea Ridge Road,
go one mile, turn east onto Summers
Road and look for sign.
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or 1-(800) 717-333
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Alumnus of the
from Chipola College
MARIANNA For the past
29 years, Chipola College Alum-
nus of the Year Dr. Wayne Blanton
has fought to improve the state of
education in Florida.
In keeping with his efforts,
Blanton will return to his alma
mater, Friday, Feb. 25, to address
students in the Chipola Honors
Program. The public is invited to
attend. The address begins at 10
a.m. (CST) in the Jackson Lecture
Hall of the Chipola Literature/Lan-
As executive director of the
Florida School Boards Association,
a position he has held for 19 years,
Dr. Blanton continually monitors
and lobbies for or against legisla-
tion affecting Florida's school chil-
The Constitutional Account-
ability Commission formed in
2004 and made up of many presti-
gious, bi-partisan, Floridians, is his
brainchild. Its purpose: to deter-
mine whether Florida lawmakers
are meeting their constitutional re-
quirements by adequately funding
Dr. Blanton graduated from
Marianna High in 1964 and from
then Chipola (Junior) College- in
1966. He earned his bachelor's,
degree in special education from
Florida State University. He is
a Viemam veteran, serving as an
infantry officer in the U.S. Army.
' He earned his masters in guidance
and counseling from Florida A
& M University and his doctorate
in education administration from
Florida State University in 1978.
"Community colleges are criti-
cal 'to meeting the educational
S needs of Florida's citizens," be-'
lieves Dr. Blanton. "Chipola's
year to speak at Chipola Friday
existence in 1964 meant I could
pursue, my education, close to
home. It was less expensive while
providing me a quality education.-
I thank Chipola for helping me get
my career off to a great start. I ap-
plaud Chipola College for the for-
ward-thinking steps it has taken to
further meet the needs of the area's
citizens, particularly in the area of
education which is, as you know,
very close to my heart."
Before joining the Florida
School Boards Association in 1975
as its associate director, he spent
two years as counselor with the
Florida Division of Vocational Re-
habilitation and two years as direc-
tor of client services for Sunland
Center of Tallahassee. In 1985 he
was named FSBA's executive di-
Blanton has served with the
Leon Association for Retarded Cit-
izens, the Florida Association for
Retarded Citizens (state president),
United Cerebral Palsy of Florida
(state president), and has chaired
the Governor's Committee on Au-
tism and the Needs Assessment
Task Force for the Handicapped.
Among the more than 30 awards
he has received while leading
FSBA: The 1997 FSBA's Presi-
dent's Award, the 1997 Florida
Physical Education Award ("Dis-
tinguished Friend of Education")
and the 2000 Pat Spengler Award
given by rural counties as a distin-
guished service honor.
He makes more than 50 public
presentations every year to civic
groups and to other state and na-
tional educational organizations.
He is considered one of Florida's
strongest advocates for public edu-
Dr. Blanton is the proud father
of two children and he has two
Blanton will speak to students
in the Chipola Honors Program on
Friday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. (CST)
in the Jackson Lecture Hall of
the Chipola Literature/Language
Building. The public is invited to
For information, call 718-2264.
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
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Potential users should inquire
locally or, alternatively, can
plan.htm for a listing of active 211 provid-
ers. If a community service agency, which
may provide social or health services,
wishes to acquire this number, it must
make a request to the Agency for Health
Care Administration. There are 11 active
211 regional and local call centers serving
33 of Florida's 67 counties, supplying 211
services to 75 percent of the state's popu-
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for non-emergency police
and other governmental
services. In communities
where this code is in use, it provides
residents with a simple way of gaining
access to local law enforcement in
circumstances that lack urgency or to local
government services deemed appropriate
by city or county officials. In extreme
circumstances, such as hurricanes, the
311 code may be used when local 911
emergency numbers are overloaded.
Q: Are some kinds -of steak
lower in fat than others?
A: Steak can be high in satu-
rated fat, which raises the risk
of heart disease and some types
of cancer when eaten in large
amounts too often.
Several types of steak can be
reasonably lean, such as T-bone,
porterhouse and tenderloin (filet
mignon). No matter what cut of
steak you choose, however, one
of the most important steps you
can take to control the amount
of fat you eat is trimming visible
state, which, like the 2.11, code, is not in
use statewide. In parts of Florida where
the code is in use mostly major markets
- callers can receive travel information.
Sl 611 This code is assigned
to local phone companies to
provide customers access to
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| 711 This number is used to
gain access to the Florida Tele-
communications Relay Service.
This system, created by the Leg-
islature in 1991, provides access
to the telecommunications network for
individuals with speech, hearing or dual
ONE 811 The 811 code cur-
*l rently provides access to
AL the business offices of the
local service-company, but this may
change in the next few years. Through
the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of
2002, Congress mandated the establish-
ment of a three-digit nationwide toll-free
number for states to use for a one-call
notification system. An advisory group to
the Federal Communications Commission
has recommended the use of 811.
411 Most consumers recognize 911 Probably the most rec-
this code as providing local di- ognized of the three-digit
S rectory assistance. At one time, codes, 911 is for emergency
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customers should check to determine what
their calling plan charges for this service.
Braulio L. Baez is the Chairman of the Florida Public
S-511 The Florida Depart- Service Commission. The PSC sets the rates regulated
n r-utility companies charge for natural gas, electric and
ment of Trandsportationl telephone service within the state. In 36 counties, it
implements and adminis- sets the price you'pay for the water you drink, if your.
ters the 511 service in the water company is privately owned.
- - - - - -
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Virtually every telephone user knows that dialing the digits 8-0-0 to initiate a call insures
a toll-free phone call. Equally recognizable are the digits 9-1-1, which when dialed,
give consumers a direct line to an emergency services operator. Other three-digit
codes are used in many communities in Florida to provide a range of services. Those
codes and their application are outlined below.
fat. If the outside fat is trimmed
off, a portion the size of a deck
of cards contains only 9 grams
of fat and 175 to 190 calories.
But untrimmed, -the same size
soars to about 275 calories and
over 20 grams of fat.
The other key to a healthy ap-
proach to steak eating is portion
control. A three-ounce portion
-F the size of a deck of cards is
the recommended portion size
for meat. Steak should be a treat
that you eat slowly, savoring ev-
,ery bite. For a balanced, healthy
meal, enjoy your steak, but make
potatoes or grain products, veg-
etables, or fruit the largest part
of your plate's contents. When
you eat steak out, order a dou-
ble-sized portion of vegetables,
since restaurants tend to serve
these foods in limited amounts.
Also request the smallest size of
steak. Cut off any more than a
three-ounce portion and take this
excess home to enjoy at another
Q: What's, the difference be-
tween energy, drinks and sports
A: Energy drinks usually con-
tain some form of sugar plus
one or more stimulants, such
as caffeine, and possibly some
vitamins, amino acids or herbal
ingredients. There are no stimu-
lants in sports drinks. Their pur-
pose is to provide carbohydrates
in a low enough concentration
for energy that the absorption of
liquid into the body is not im-
peded, unlike high-sugar drinks.
Sports drinks also provide
some minerals to replace those
that might be lost in large
amounts of sweat. These drinks
are specifically designed for use
shortly before or during exercise.
They can be especially useful for
those who work out more than
an hour or who are low enough
in weight that extra fuel is help-
For many overweight adults,
how ever, Who are trying to bum
calories through moderate or
vigorous exercise, water is the
best liquid. In respect to energy
drinks, there are several facts
you should keep in mind.
First, their higher sugar con-
tent makes them inappropriate
for use shortly before or during
sports. Second, most contain
about 50 to 90 milligrams (mg)
of caffeine in an eight to twelve
ounce can, which is compara-
ble to the caffeine content of a
six-ounce cup of tea or coffee.
Third. because these products
are unregulated. their labels may
not list the amounts of added in-
gredients. Some ingredients may
be present in such small amounts
that they, have no effect. Re-
search also lends little support. to
benefits from any of the amino
acids or herbs commonlyy used
in these drinks. Fourth, some
energy drinks, warn that no more
' thon two cans a, day- should be,
consumed. Exceeding this limit
can lead to the same health con-
sequences as overdoing coffee
or other sources of caffeine.
Q: How does alcohol affect
A: Some people mistakenly
think that alcohol is a sleep aid.
Alcohol can reduce how much
time it takes to fall asleep, but
this effect can wear off in people
who drink alcohol frequently.
Alcohol actually leads to low-
er quality, less renewing sleep. It
keeps people in lighter stages of
sleep, from which they are more
easily awakened, and it reduces
the amount of deep, restorative
Alcohol also lessens the
amount of time spent in the REM
stage, where dreams occur. This
sleep stage is considered impor-
tant for learning and other as-
pects of mental health.
Q: Can someone develop liver
disease from being overweight?
I thought alcohol causes liver
A: Alcohol abuse is a signifi-
cant cause of liver disease, but
it is not the only way livers can
become damaged. According. to
the National Institutes of Health
(NIH), two to five percent of
Americans have developed fatty
livers because of obesity. In most
cases; extra fat deposits in the
liver cause no serious harm, but
these deposits can lead to scar-
ring and more advanced liver
People with fatty liver, how-
ever, can be unaware of any liver
problem. The only clues to the
existence of fat deposits in the
liver are blood tests showing in-
creased liver enzymes or a liver
scan. There is no specific treat-
ment at this time for fatty liv-
ers. People with fatty livers due
to obesity should avoid alcohol,
reduce their calorie consumption
to lose weight and exercise regu-
The American Institute for
Cancer Research (AICR) offers
a Nutrition Hotline (1-800-843-
8114) 9 a.m. to 5p.m. ETMon-
day-Friday. This free service al-
lows you to ask questions about
diet, nutrition and cancer. A reg-
istered dietitian will return your
call, usually within 48 hours.
AICR is the only major cancer
charity focusing exclusively on
the link between diet, nutrition
and cancer. The Institute pro-
vides education programs that
help millions ofAmericans learn
to make changes for lower cancer
risk. AICR also supports innova-
tive research in cancer preven-
tion and treatment at universities,
hospitals and research centers
across the U.S. The Institute has
provided over $65 million in
funding for research in diet, nu-
trition and cancer. AJCR's web
address is www.aicr.org. AICR
is a member of the World Cancer
Research Fund International.
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The Conservancy helped protect more than 14, 000 acres last year
Nature Conservancy helps keep natural
areas a part of every Floridian's future
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS -
The Nature Conservancy helped
protect 14,556 acres in Florida
in 2004 through-a variety of ac-
quisitions, often made on behalf
of governmental agencies. The
Conservancy partners with the
state in the highly successful
Florida Forever program to ac-
quire conservation land and with
several counties through similar
conservation land buying pro-
grams overwhelmingly approved
The largest parcel protected
was the Blackwater Conecuh
Connector in the western Pan-
handle at 4,623 acres, purchased
from International Paper for the
state through the Florida Forever
program. Located in the middle
of the Blackwater River State
Forest,, the purchase prevented
development encroachment into
the public forest, will help with
proper management, and is criti-
cal to improving the wildlife cor-
ridor to Eglin Air Force Base.
Another highlight was two
parcels totaling almost 1,600
acres added to Torreya State Park
in the Apalachicola River basin.
The Crooked Creek/Short Creek
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steephead streams and upland
pine and hardwood forests.
"The .Nature Conservancy
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Florida to protect the lands and
waters that sustain us all," said
Florida Director Vicki Tschinkel.,
"Given our state's current rate of
growth, I'm sure every piece of
land that we help preserve now
will benefit future generations
even more than we can currently
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