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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Creation Date: March 2, 2005
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
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The Calhoun-Liberty


Lynn Guthrie
is new Liberty
County Teacher
of the Year

Women charged
with stealing
items donated
for fundraiser
.........PAGE 2

Woman dies
after vehicle
........PAGE 2

Amber alert issued for girl, 16, and 12-year-old boy

Woman killed, man wounded

in Tuesday morning shooting

by Teresa Eutanks,
Journal Editor
The Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department is
investigating the murder of a
woman whose body was found
on the living room floor of her
Blackbottom Road home late
Tuesday afternoon.
The victim was identified
as Ruby Sansom, according
to Calhoun County Sheriff
David Tatum. Sanstm, who is
believed to be about 70 years
old, was killed by a shotgun

An injured man and the body of a woman were found at this mobile

home Tuesday.

blast to the head, he said.
Also found in the home was

The robber was caught on the store's surveillance video as he reached into the
register and grabbed less than $30 last week.

New Bristol business robbed;

man grabs cash from register

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
ust five days after opening for business
in Bristol. the new Express Lane conve-
nience store was robbed when a man grabbed
some cash from the register and ran away.
The store has an extensive video surveil-
lance system and numerous images of the
suspect and his car are being examined by the
Liberty County Sheriff's Department. Authori-
ties believe they know who the man is but are
awaiting further identification.
The suspect pulled up at the store around
2:30 a.m. last Wednesday in what is believed
to have been a red Chevrolet Cavalier.
After pumping $5.01 in gas. he vent inside,
picked up some bubble- gum and w ent to the

counter. He told the clerk he lived nearby. and
didn't have the money for the gas, but would
go home and get it and then bring it back and
pay her.
When she opened the register to take the
money for the gum, he reached over the counter
and snatched less than $30 in cash. The clerk
grabbed him but he broke free and ran out to
his car. He drove off dow n County Road 12
The man is described as a white male in
his late 20s or early 30s. He iwas wearing a
red pullover and black pants. He also had a
red ball cap, which he left behind when it fell
off during a struggle with the clerk at the cash


60-year-old Gerald Wells, who
had been shot in the shoulder
at the base of his neck. He
w as rushed to an area hospi-
tal by emergencN helicopter
after he \ as disco\ ered in the
Wells \was able to gi, e a
statement to officers and iden-
tified the shooter.
"It happened earls this
morning. around 5 a.m.., the
sheriff said. The suspect is
19-\ear-old Edgar Mlarshall,
the grandson of the murder
victim according to Tatum.
It is believed he has fled to
Authorities were led to the
scene after a phone tip that
came in at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"A person riding in the car
with the suspect called a fam-
il. member and that family\
member called us., the sheriff
An Amber Alert \\ as issued
Tuesday night for 12-\ear-old
Jonathan Sansom and Loretta
S\uearingen. 16, who are be-
lieved to be traveling \with
Nlarshall. He is described
as a white male \ith brown
hair and bro\\n Ce\es. He is
5' 11" tall and weighs 140
lbs. Authorities warn that he
maN be armed and should be
considered dangerous. He is
believed to be drit ing a teal
green Honda Accord, tag num-
ber PO33ZM.
The sheriff did not say w hat
led to the attack. onl\ that it
stemmed from "a family situ-
The victim's home is locat-
ed at the end of Watson Road.
south of Altha. approximately
three miles west of Hwy. 71
off County Road 275.

Treva McCroan
named Teacher
of the Year for
Calhoun County

Services held
for Altha teen
who died of
injuries from

car accident
by Teresa
Me m -
of last ear' s laid
ret Saduatin.
class at Alt dd ha
Hih School JaccoV
,rary pdlbearerh f,-r a C:dhoun
COULt\ teena,2er ,,.ho t,,tlaid -c
ret Saturda',.
Jacob A.tay.a:, IS. died .-i
Init!lie received in a head-on
collision in Panama City on
Feb. 21
iMore than 41.11 people gath-
ered at Traweleis Resi FreeL ill
Baptist Church in Claiuk- ille to
sa\ goodbye e to a \ ouith described
bi his aunt. Garnet \\alden.
as "A simple coulntr bo\ ho
lo'.ed music." She added. "He
v.as a lo ing. respectful young
man 'a ho deal\ Io ed his grand-
The service \tas touching
and the outpouring of people
and their concern sho\, n duinne
the '. isiation "'\\ as a\ lone.
she said. "\Ve appreciate e\ -
ervbod\'s pra ers for him and
the fanml\.'
She said he had attended
school at Can as \ell as Altha
"and had a large fanil\ on both
sides, with Waldens and.At-
iawa\ s. and man\ friends,."
Jacob \ as on his \ av to \ ork
at a construction site in Panama
Cit\ around 6:10 a.m. when he
pulled out into the oncoming
lane to pass a car ahead, not
realizing a vehiclee \\as head-
in luhis wa. The t\\o collided:
Jacob %\as hospitalized \ ith
critical injuries and died t\\o
days later. The woman in the
second car identified as Erna
Dean Ed\wards,. 68. of Oxford.
AL was killed on impact
Two passengers in her car were
His complete obituary ap-
pears inside on page 18.

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Emergency workers help Gerald Wells into an Airheart medical helicopter late Tuesday
afternoon. He was discovered nearly 12 hours after being shot at a Calhoun County
home. (Story, page 1)

Women charged with stealing

items donated-forfundraiser

by Teresa Eubanks. Journal Editor
!T7hree women who were
Sallowed to work off com-
munity ser ice hours by helping
with an annual fundraising event
decided to help themselves to
their pick of the donated items,
according to a report from the

Woman dies'

after vehicle

by. Teresa Eubanks Journal Editor
A Sumatra woman was
killed last week after
losing control of her vehicle dur-
ing a heavy rainstorm on State
Road 267.
SBarbara James .Vonier, 50,
died at the scene w lhen her 1997
Lincoln went off the road and hit
a tree approximately eight miles
south of Qumnci on Feb. 23.
According to a report from the
Florida Highv a\ Patrol, Vorier
% was driving south around 6:45
p.m. in a heavy rainstorm. She
oversteered to the left. causing
the car to cross the northbound
lane and travel onto the east
shoulder. She then steered to
the right, whichh caused the car
to start rotating clockwise as it
slid side' a\ s dow n the shoulder
of the road until striking a large
tree The tree hit the center of
the driver's door.
After impact, the car rotated,
and began spinning counter-.
clockwise before coming to
final rest on the east shoulder.
-.She %was pronounced dead at-
* the scene.
S Vonier, whose address was
listed as 179 Long Leaf Drive,
was wearing her seatbelt.
The accident was investi-,
gated by FHP.Cpl. Brian W.
. .Serices were held Feb. 28 at.
Sumatra.Baptist Church.,

Calhoun County Sheriff's De-
While getting things ready
for the Panhandle Pioneer Set-,
tlement's annual rummage sale,
organizers discovered that some
of their helpers were packing up
things for themselves and moving
them out to a truck Thursday. A
volunteerr spotted some of the
items in one vehicle.
Deputies were called to the
scene, where they asked Josie,
Jade Whitfield. 20,- about the
property. seen inside her vehicle.
She took out four cardboard
boxes filled with numerous items,
including VCRs, satellite receiv-
ers, dishes and clothes. She
had placed two jackets one
of which was stolen"- over the
boxes in an attempt to hide them.
The items were valued at less than
$300. according to the sheriff's
department report.
Whitfield was issued a tres-
passing warning and charged
w ith petty theft and violation of
After being taken to the countN
jail, Whitfield told deputies that
the property was for herself and
tw o other women Misty Ar-
nold, 24, and Cindy Williams.
47 who were also doing
community service work at the

Whitfield said Arnold and Wil-
liams, who were on work release
from the Liberty County Jail,
boxed up the property and placed
it underneath the back porch of
the Frink Gym at the settlement.
She said the\ asked her to put the
items in her truck and said they
would pay her when they got out
of jail.
Arnold admitted to taking the
items. Williams initially denied
any involvement but later con-s
fessed. Both \w ere charged with
petty theft. '
The rummage sale, which
generated $3,500 in 2004. is the
organization's biggest fundraiser
of the year, according to settle-
ment co-founder and volunteer
Linda Smith.
"The) were supposed to- be
helping us- put things out," she
said. Instead, "They were plun-
dering and rummaging through
things. getting %hat they \%anted."
She said that since the arrests,
volunteers have found .other
boxes that appear % ere packed
up to be taken out.
Smith said a volunteer first
became suspicious v.when she no-
ticed Whitfield'put an item under
a table where they were storing
empty boxes for shoppers to use
at the sale.

FWC seeks input oh regulation changes,
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserxvation Commission ( FWCC
invites the public to make suggestion; on changes to the 2006-2007
hunting and freshwater fishing regulations. -
EverN tw'o \ears. the FWC provides the opportunity for the pub-
lic to' recommend improvements to, or address new opportunities
related to the w\a) the FWC manages Florida's abundant game and
freshwater fish species.
"We ask that you carefully consider any ideas you may have, print
a copy of the Public Input Form (NM\ FWC.com/rule naking/PIP-
-Northwest.pdfl) and then complete and return the form to the North-
west Regional Office in Panama City by March 31 for each change
you propose," explained Louie Roberson, the FWC's Northw est Re-
gion Regional Director.
The forms can also be obtained from the Regional Office by' call-
ing'(850) 365-3676 "- '. -

Feb. 21: Stephen L. Buchanan, interfering with child
custody; Kery G. Landrum, possession of less than 20
grams, possession of methamphetamine, possession of
drug paraphernalia; Joshua Clenney, petty theft, burglary
of conveyance; Terry L. McAffee, FTA; John Buford Lynn,
Feb. 22: Belinda Mayo, trespass; Christopher Clark,
Feb. 23: Marcus Galten, VOP; Nancy M. Brown, ag-
gravated battery.. .
Feb. 24: Timothy Banks, holding for Bay Co.; Josie J.
Whitfield, petty theft, VOP.
Feb. 25: Sheila Sneads, driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked with knowledge, resisting arrest without
violence: John S. Marks, order of contempt (child sup-
port): Stephanie J- Mears, FT to pay fine (Bay Co.).
Feb. 26: Michael Anthony Pitts, possession of para-
phernalia, possession of cocaine, possession of less than
20 grams of cannabis; Loyd G. Rowton, battery; Jose Luis
Pena He'rnandez, no valid driver's license.
Feb. 27: James Henry Reed, DUI; Paul Edward Bam-
berg, DUI; Gilberto Angeles, no valid driver's license.
Feb. 28: Eric Shane Tolley, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.

Feb. 22: Belinda D. Mayo, holding for Calhoun Co.
Sheriff's Office.
Feb. 23: Nancy Marie Brown, holding for CCSO.
Feb. 24: Timothy Moran, VOP;JosieJ. Whitfield, hold-
ing for CCSO.
Feb. 25: Sheila M. Sneads, holding for CCSO, holding
Sfor Gadsden Co. Sheriff's Office; Robert Rowland, holding
on Liberty Co. charges; Damon L. Peters, tampering with
, a witness; Stephanie Mears, holding for CCSO.
Feb. 26: Bennie Lee Mango, DUI, refusal to submit,
possession of controlled substance (cocaine); Ronnie
Lee Richter, DUI, refusal to submit, attach tag not as-
Feb. 27: Anthony Forte, possession of controlled sub-
stance (two counts), possession of drug paraphernalia,
DUI, driving while license suspended or revoked; Antonio
Brown, driving while license suspended or revoked.
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. 21, through Feb. 27, 2005 -
Citations issued:
Accidents...............04 Traffic Citations...................06
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......73
Business alarms....02 Residential alarms...........00
I qm R laints.....:' .: :..... :...:... : ......... ..... ............


McMillan Trees & Shrubs Computer notification
20052 West Central Ave., Blountstown


Shade trees, fruit trees, shrubs, pe
rennials, mulch, pinestraw, garden
ceramics, gifts and gift certificates

Now OPEN for breakfast & lunch.

Mon.- Wed. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Family Style Buffet

Thurs. Sat. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Home Style Barbecue & Buffet

W come wa tdand
PMf r u61 )a hewt!

Located behind Dollar General on
Pea Ridge Rd. in Bristol Phone 643-3575

Buy, sell 8 trade with an ad in

The Calhoun-Liberty Journal.

For information, give us, a call at 643-3333.


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Con/;'dence, J'riends/i-p, and riupporl...

Ca1c/A/ 1r m,/ /on'econ',nn,

opening soon o/)

Charles McClellan Funeral Home
at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy,
in the old (newly renovated)
Funeral Home Building

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.uneral Jiome, form-er J.a nolia J-uneral
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.Juneral : _7ome. in ,'risol and 2uro'c9. /iter
comple.!on of /Ae permit/ty and licensin process,

5J1 mll 6e open. alcAfor our announcement!.

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R (\\C" Licensed Funeral Director ))/f
42 years experience
-, Residence 850-627-9900
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)system used to issue

Alert for missing teens

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Calhoun County residents
got an introduction to a
new notification system in use by
the sheriff's department when an
alert was issued for two teenag-
ers who took off in a friend's car
Feb. 23.
The boys, age 16 and 17, left
behind a note explaining that they
planned to drive to Chiefland,
where the 17-year-old's father
When the father of the 16--
year-old and the uncle of the
older boy went to look for the
Gulf County teens, they found the
vehicle they'd taken wrecked and
abandoned just south of Carlos
Peavy Road in Calhoun County.
The men then sought help from
the Calhoun County Sheriff's De-
partment; where they talked with
Sgt. Adam Terry, who had already
investigated the scene with FHP
Trooper Larry Battles.
The 16-year-old's father said
his son had never run away before
and "he didn't know what was
going on."
Terry told the men that no one
had been found at, the Hwy. 71
South crash site and there was
no sign that anyone inside the
vehicle had been injured when
it apparently hydroplaned on a
wet road.
The sheriff's department is-
sued a "be on the lookout" alert
through the-"A Child Is Missing"
program, a non-profit Florida-
based organization. Within 45
minutes, the company had placed

Calhoun & Liberty officials hoping

legislators will find way to fund jails

Calhoun and Liberty counties
have requested from the Florida
Legislature $6.3 million to pay
for four projects.
The projects include renova-
tions to the Liberty County Court-
house, including new windows,
storage space and nett heating
and cooling units ($350,000);
construction of a ne\w. largerojail
for Liberty County ($2.5 million);
purchase of radio communication
equipment for the sheriffs' offices
in Calhoun and Liberty counties
($150.000); and refurbishment
of the se%\ er collection system in
Blountstown ($3.3 million).
State Sen. Al Lawson, D-
Quincy, said he has not examined
the community. budget requests
for Calhoun and Liberty coun-
ties. However, he said, it is too
early to tell what projects will
be funded.
Lawson said he will focus on
getting funding for at least two
.: "'.tlbeorkingtp try to get.
monev for the (Libert\ County)


courthouse and water projects,"
Lawson said.
The Florida Legislature will
convene March 8 for its 60-day
regular session to create the
state's 2005-2006 budget. '
Calhoun and Liberty counties
are also included in nine multi-
county funding requests.
*Apalachicola River and Bay
Surface Water Improvement and
Management Project,
*Community Libraries in Car-
ing initiative -
*Community and Faith En-
,hancement project
*Northwest Florida Model
Regional Geodatabase
*Suspension Termination Op-
portunity Program
*Reinvest in Prison Education
and Programs
*Golden Years program
*Gadsden Medical Center
-Helping YoCut h-Pr6nle .Ex-.

cellence project
Robert Hill, the clerk of courts
for Liberty County, said the coun-
ty will have one option if the state
does not fund courthouse renova-
tions or a new jail: prayer.
"We desperately need a new
jail. I do believe this is a long
shot;" Hill said. "If we don't get
funding, we'll do the best we can
with what we have."
The Liberty County jail was
built to hold 18 inmates. In 2003,
the jail housed an average of 24
inmates per day, according to
the Florida Department of Cor-
Calhoun County Sheriff David
L. Tatum said if his office doesn't
receive funding for radio equip-
ment, "We'll just do without."
"We have so many more needs
like patrol cars and salaries, that
I wouldn't seek other sources for
this," Tatum said.
To see the average daily popu-
lations for- county jails in the
state, gpo http://www.dc.state.


1,200 automated phone calls
targeted to a five-mile radius
of where the car was found in
Calhoun County. The recording
notified residents that two run-
away teens were in the area and
urged anyone with information
on their whereabouts to contact
the sheriff's office.
At 10 p.m. that night, the father
of one of the missing teens called
the sheriff's office to report that
the boys had been found in Chief-
land and the alert was canceled.
After the calls went out that
evening, a number of people
contacted the sheriff's office to
find out if it was a legitimate alert
or a prank, according to Terry.
The dispatcher corrected call-
ers who mistakenly thought the
calls had told them that inmates
had escaped. While the first use
of this program left some confu-
sion among the recipients of the
recorded phone calls, "Overall,
there seemed to be a good recep-
tion once people understood what
it was," Terry said.
The "A Child Is Missing"
(ACIM) program was founded
in 1997 to establish immediate
notification in,..spe.cific areas
when children, go missing. It is
also used in the search for miss-
ing Alzheimer's patients and the
disabled. "Taking action dur-
ing the first hours of a person's
disappearance is very critical in
helping to save their life," ac-
cording to a news release from,
the sheriff's department.
When a person is reported

missing, the sheriff's office con-
tacts ACIM with details includ-
ing a physical description and
information on where and when
they were last seen, along with
the clothing they were wearing
at that time. Using a computer-
ized mapping system, the ACIM
technician pinpoints the location
and issues a personalized alert
message to residents in that tar-
geted area.
ACIM technology can place
up to 1,000 calls a minute. Last
week's alert went out after more
than a half hour because the
technician was in the midst of
preparing a recorded call about a
missing five-year-old elsewhere
in the state. Once the local alert
was issued, residents in a five-
mile radius of the accident site
were contacted in little over a
Over the past 36 months, law
enforcement has credited A Child
Is Missing with 83 safe successful
recoveries. The program is sepa-
rate from the Amber Alert, which
addresses stranger abductions in
which children are removed from
their area of disappearance.-
Activated only by law enforce-
ment. the ACIM program no\\
seri es Florida, Rhobde Island,
Alaska, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ne-
vada, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio,
West Virginia along with Boulder,
Colo.; and portions of Kentucky
and California. Plans are to
expand the program through the
U.S. For more information, visit:


Panhandle Pioneer

Settlement annual

rummage sale set
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will
have its annual rummage sale March 5,
8, 10, 11 and 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event will take place inside and on
the porch of the Frink Gym on the Settle-
ment grounds, rain or shine.
There will be a bit of everything, col-
lectibles, houseware, furniture, clothing,
toys, books, sport equipment and more.
Come early for best selections.
Please note that most items will be
half-price on March 11 and that there will
be a bag sale on the last day, March 12.
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is
located in Sam Atkins Park off Hwy. 20
(Silas Green Road), 1.2 miles west of
Blountstown. For maps and directions go
to our web site, www.panhandlepioneer-
settlement.org or call 674-2777.

Altha PTO barbecue
The Altha PTO \ ill hold its annual bar-
becue fundraiser on Saturday. March 5.
Plates \ ill include smoked Boston butt,
potato salad, baked beans and bread. Tick-`
ets are $5 per plate and may be purchased
at the school's office. Plates may be picked
up at the Altha Recreational Park on Hwy.
71, just north of the school, (next to Ogles-
by) between 10 a.m. and noon.
The Altha PTO holds only one fund-
raiser per year. Through this effort, we
are able to finance several support pro-
grams with the school. Our most recent
endeavor is a $500 college scholarship
for a graduating senior. We also spon-
sor several acti ities like the Miss ltha
pageant,' the bbok fair, and girl's summer
Should \ ou have any questions, call
* Altha School at 762-3121.

Break into spring
from Harrell Memorial Library
The Harrell Memorial Library. will
'have a fun filled day of spring activities
on Sarurda\, March 19. The fun \ ill start
at 11 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. at
S. Veterans Memonal Park in Bristol. There
: \ill be food, train rides. egg decorating
.and hunts. You can also have, a picture
taken \\ ith the public library's very own
Bungling Book Bunny.
All proceeds raised % ill go to the Har-
rell Memorial Library's children's pro-
For more information on this event,
please contact Martha Caison or Myrna
Carnley, Americorps* VISTAs,. at 643-

Winter Sports Awards

cookout set for March 3
Altha School invites e\eiLone to its
Winter Sports (girls and boys basketball
'and cheerleading Awards Cookout on:
Thursday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Al-.
tha School lunchroom.
For more information, call 762-3121.

ARCITO sets meeting
Apalachicola River Creek Indian Trib-
al Organization (Cheralw) will hold its
monthly board meeting on March 14 at
7 p.m. at the lodge. All members-are in-
vited to attend.
The lodge is .located about one-half
mile from the Apalachee Pole Mill.
For more informationp, call Eunice
Scoggins at 643-2950,; .

Rotary Club meets at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, noon

Boy Scout Troop 200 & 203 meets at 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church
AA meets 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. west door

Magnolia VFD meets at 6 p.m. at the Fire House
Altha Area Recreation Committee meets at 6 p.m. at Altha City Hall
Red Oak VFD meets 6:30 p.m. at the Fire House
Nettle Ridge VFD meets at 7 p.m. at the Fire House
AA meets 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse

Keep Calhoun Co. Beautiful Inc. meets in the board
room of the Calhoun Co. Extension office, 8 a.m.
Calhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce
board of directors meets 12 noon in the conference room
Calhoun Co. School Board meets 5 p.m. at Calhoun Courthouse

Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S. meets 7 p.m. at Dixie Lodge
Bristol Lions Club meets 7 p.m. at the Apalachee Restaurant
Liberty County School Board meets 7:30 p.m., at the
Liberty Education and Administrative Center in the library
Bristol VFD meets 7:30. pm.. at Bristol City Hall

Historic preservation
meeting to be held
A special meeting will be held in the
Calhoun County Public Library at 6:30
p.m. on March 7 for the purpose of col-
lecting oral folk histories about Calhoun
and Liberty county families and county
events. The histories are being collected
by Dr. Dean Jue, from Florida State Uni-
versities Florida Resources and Environ-
mental Analysis Center.
Dr. Jue is being funded through a pres-
ervation grant to collect oral histories from
the seven-county region surrounding the
Apalachicola River Basin. The Calhoun
and Liberty County Public libraries were
among the partners Dr. Jue enlisted to
help with the project. It is hoped that out
. of this endeavor an ongoing effort 'will
be made to formalize a historical society
with regular monthly meetings. It is im-
portant that Calhoun and Liberty County
families be represented in this project.
Please come and assist in saying our
heritage for coming generations. The
meeting is free and is open to any person
or group that has information that they
are willing to share. Wayne Martin, recip-
ient of the Florida Folk Heritage Award,
will assist Dr. Dean Jue in facilitating the
meeting and collecting the "folk tales."

Calhoun Co. Pre-K
screening schedule
Calhoun County School Board and
FDLRS/PAEC will co-sponsor a free
Child Find Pre-K Screenings scheduled
for the following schools and dates:
*Blountstown Elementary School, Fri-
day, March 11
*Carr Elementary School, Monda\.
March 14
*Altha School, Wednesday, March 16
Children ages 3 to 5 will be screened.
Please call 674-8734 to make an appoint-

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Magnolia Field Day set in Quincy
QUINCY Growers, land- 20 yellow-flowered magnolias.
scapers, Master Gardeners and In addition, new and improved
other plant lovers are invited to types of "Japanese" or hybrid
attend a Magnolia Field Day on magnolias will be on display,
Thursday, March 10, from 12:30 some of which have flowers up
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS to 10 inches in diameter.
North Florida Research and Finally, new species of ever-
Education Center (NFREC) in green magnolias will be show-
Quincy. '" g n n s l h
The Field Day will showcascased. Walking tours of the
The Field Day will showcase Gd S. u M n.l., i Magnolia Garden will start at 1
over 120 magnolias, many of Golden Sun Magnolia Magnolia Garden will start at 1
which should be in full bloom. p.m. and 3 p.m. Indoor presen-
which should be in full bloom. nationss about magnolias will be
Faculty, staff and Master Gar- wide for their spring flowers and stations about magnolias will be
dener volunteers will give guid- have become some of the most given in the May Building Semi-
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1,000 bikers coming to Blountstown March 21

6590 SW Hwy. 73, Kinard
9 miles from Hwy. 20 on Hwy. 73 S


: The Calhoun County Cham-
ber of Commerce is sponsoring
the portion of the annual Bike
Florida event, which takes place
in Calhoun County on Monday,
March .21 through Tuesday,
March 22. This year's event is
titled March 2005 "Red Hills
to the Sea Ride" and is man-
+aged through Bike Florida &
Share the Road Campaign out of
Gainesville (see web site: www.
bikeflorida.org for more infor-
The event is capped at 1,000
bicyclists, including participants'
from 40 states arid five coun-
tries.: Japan, Korea, England,
Holland, and Canada. The av-
erage age of male and female
riders is 54. They will arrive in
Calhoun County from Quincy
on March 21 at approximately 11
a.m., leave for Apalachicola on

Calhoun County
from Calhoun County Library
Are you looking into getting.
a better job, furthering your ca-
reer, studying for the FCAT or
passing the GED? Then come to
the library and practice any test
through the Learning Express
Library in the following fields:
academic, advanced placement,
basic skills success, civil ser-
vice, college entrance exams,
cosmetology, EMS, ESL (Span-
ish) skills improvement courses,
firefighter practice tests, GED,
graduate school entrance exams,
law enforcement, military, nurse
aide, real estate, skills improve-
ment courses, teachers certifica-
tion, technical and career col-
lege,. TOEFL, US citizenship,
business writing success skills,
job and career success skills.
The library has also partnered

March 22 between 7 and 9 a.m.,
and then continue to Sopchoppy.
Many of the riders will "camp
out" in the Blountstown High
School gymnasium. The Cham-
ber will host a booth at the gym-
nasium to guide riders to local
businesses and attractions. -
The Bike Florida Director,
Greg Wilson, has arranged af-
ternoon activities on March. 21
at Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
with transportation provided by
the Calhoun County Senior Citi-
zens Association, concessions
in Sam Atkins Park provided
by Girl Scout Troop 579, Altha
Senior Project Graduation. and
Blountstown United lMethodist.
Church; catering of an evening
meal provided by the Calhoun
County Senior Citizens Associa-
tion; and evening entertainment
with the American Legion for

karaoke and Wayne Martin and
his band performing at the high
The Chamber invites local
businesses to promote Calhoun
County with coupons, gift certif-
icates, discounts, and other pro-
motions (some riders may take
their meals at local restaurants
or may need bicycle or daily
items). Please contact the Cham-
ber before Wednesday, March 16
(674-4519) to arrange your pro-
If you know of attractions in
Calhoun County that ..may in-
terest bicyclists, please share
pictures,- information, etc. ', ith
the 'Chamber by telephone,
fax (674-4962), or e-mail
ccchamber@yahoo.com. Let's
find ways to welcome the riders
to Calhoun County, and show off
our community!

Library offers Web-based classes

with Goodwill Industries to of-
fer Web-based computer classes
earning CEUs. One CEU is equal
to 10 hours of contact hours of
continued education.
To get you ready foir he Web-
based classes, or just to help you
with your computer skills, the
Web-based :tutorials are avail-
able all opening hours for you to
study on your own or make an
appointment \\ith the Adult Lab
to participate in a class on Tues-
days and Thursdays between 10
a.rm. to noon.
We will be working with In-
ternet basics for people who are
familiar with computer basics
starting Thursday, March 3, con-
linuing on the following dates
March 8, 10, 5,-17 and 22. Cost
is free with a current library
card. This is sponsored by the

White's Air Conditioning, Inc.
We service all ice machines and handle Trane & Goodman.
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VAir Conditioning *Hoshizaki dealer
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listing, but we are in the Bristol listing!
Please call us at 674-8538 for all of your
Ce'',. T '1 .-' heating. air conditioning & refrigeration needs.
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Calhoun County Public Library
and AmeriCorps VISTA.
For more information, call
Jane Breeze, technical instructor
at 674-8773, ext. 35.
Planning meeting
for Christmas on the
Square this Friday
There will be a planning
meeting for the Christmas on
the Square on Friday, March 4
at 7 p.m. at the Bristol Assembly
of God Church. All interested
in participating in the anriual
Christmas on the Square need to
attend this meeting.
Any questions may be direct-
ed to Myrna Carnley, chairper-
son at 643-1614 or 643-2854.

Calhoun Co. Board
of directors to meet
The Board of Directors for
the. Calhoun County Cham-
ber of Commerce will meet on
Tuesday, March 8, at noon (CT)
in the conference room at the
Main Street 'met on Feb. 28
instead of March 7 to discuss
a way to- revitalize downtown
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The Michael Jackson trial has started. When Michael first got
to court after being released from the hospital, hundreds of
fans turned out to support him. But just last night only a dozen
fans were there when he left the courthouse. Michael blamed
the turnout on the rainy weather and being a school night.

North Korea publicly admitted for the first time it has nuclear
weapons. The Bush administration has so far shown very
little concern, as the North Korean missiles are believed only
capable of reaching the Blue States. JON STEWART

On the Pacific Coast Highwaythere's a huge boulder blocking
the road. It's the size of a house. It weighs over a million
pounds. The workers can't roll it away and they're afraid to
blow it up. Well, today they called Barry Bonds and Jose
Canseco to have them carry it off the road. JAY LENO

President Bush met with the king of Belgium last week. The
meeting got off with a rocky start when President Bush said, "I

love your waffles."

Medicaid is on. the chopping block

When I lived in- the Netherlands, a:
Dutch friend said to me, "You Americans.
must love chaos. You are always creating
problems for yourselves."
The Dutch- pay high taxes, and I had
asked this fellow he thought the govern-
. ment was giving him something in return.
-He allowed that the Dutch social safety net
was worth the high tax rate. In his view,
the Dutch'government would al"'ay s pro-
vide basic medical and social services to
the Dutch people. To this fellow that was
comforting and reassuring.
In consert active America, any discus-
* sion of national healthcare or social
services brings out all the "ism" words:
communism. socialism, fascism.
S Check your dictionary and y' u will
find that none of these "ism'" words is
. the correct definition for a system where
people pay taxes and a go\ ernment agency
pays the healthcare provider. Does the
term "Medicare" ring a bell? How about
". "group health insurance?" We hate a,
national healthcare system and it's called
We also have another national health-
care system, and it's called Medicaid.
Medicaid is a federal and state program
that prot ides services to America's poor.
The federal government pays 60%c of the
cost. and the states pay the remaining
But like all healthcare programs. Med-
icaid cost are increasing at a rate much.
higher than other cost of li ing items. Both
the federal go emrnment and the states are
figuring \ways to reduce Medicaid costs.-
,The National Governor's Associationri
: has sounded the Medicaid alarm because
man\ states have serious budgetary prob-
lems, with healthcare costs being the main
Governor Jeb Bush plans to privatize
Florida's Medicaid program in an effort
to reduce costs. The follow ing are quotes
from the governor's %web site:
"The multi-faceted growth of Med-.
icaid has produced a complex maze of
multiple, even conflicting components.
Medicaid in Florida has continued to grow
unchecked. If Florida's Medicaid program
continues to growv at its present rate, it %t ill
consume nearly 60 percent of the state's
: budget by. 2015.-Wo he state tax' revenue,


Did you see Michael Jackson arrive
in court in an SUV with the windows
rolled down and his head sticking

Medicaid pays for nursing home care,-: out in the rain and that's normal
and when she went into the nursing home, behavior for a guy who just got out
S Xj ,8 Medicaid required that she.get rid of all of the hospital with the "flu."
of her savings. I put her savings toward JAY LENO.
CO R N ER her prepaid burial plan. Her part of the
cxsa re milta ofe monthly $4,000 was all of her social se- President Bush had a meeting with
Jerry Cox is a retired military officer curity and pension except $35 dollars for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
and writer with an extensive back- ussian resign Vaimir uin.
ground in domestic and foreign policy personal use. I paid her other expenses. The meeting had two translators, and
issues. He lives in Shalimar, Fla. Not many family budgets can handle they still had a rough time. Mainly
another $4,000 per month. If Medicaidthey still had a rough time. Mainly
has grown by 24 percent be(tt een 1998 had not paid the cost of nursing home care, tryingto figureoute translation for
and 2004, Florida's share of Medicaid has I would have been in serious financial "okie dokie CONANOBRIEN
grown by 88 percent in the same period. straits. Most bankruptcies in America are
At a total cost of $14 billion this year, caused by the high cost of medical care. This year the Dodgers asked me to
combined federal and state spending on When people are 18 years old, ten appear on opening day and throw
Medicaid has grown by 112 percent since feet tall and bullet proof, they don't care out the first needle. -JAY LENO
1999 about this medical cost issue. When you
*:"Florida's Medicaid system will col- are along in years and most of your body Bush says the idea that the U.S.
lapse under its own weight if we do hot is deserting you, then healthcare becomes is going to be attacking Iran is.
fundamentally transform the way it oper- a serious issue. ridiculous and you know what that
ates," said Go% ernor Bush. "The changes Even though my mother has passed, means? We will be attacking Iran.
we're proposing will help create more I'm willing to pay more taxes to support DAVID LETTERMAN
predictable and sustainable growth in Medicare and Medicaid programs. The ex-
lx led icaid costs and ensure the program tra taxes are a drop in the bucket compared Tom Ridge, the former secretary of
meets the needs of Floridians who rely on to the cost ofbuy ing medical insurance in Homeland Security, has joined the
it for health care." the marketplace. board of directors of Home Depot
As to Governor Bush's plan to privatize Politicians promote a variety of"medi- his first action: sending all shoplifters
Florida's Medicaid program, on February. cal savings accounts" which is a moot first action: sending all shoplifters
-14, 2005. the Orlando Sentinel,:in an edi- point for those without a job, or the mil- o Guantanamo Bay. -JAYLENO
trial piece, stated that Florida'sMedicaid lions working for a poverty level wage.
program is already prit atized. President Bush is proposing reduced Here's a startling story police in
The Sentinel piece continued, "All funding forMedicaid at the federallevel. Portland, Oregon, have arrested a
that's public now are the funds and Doing so puts more responsibility on the 97-year-old woman for selling crack.
employees who write rules and issue state governors to provide healthcare for A 97-year-old woman! Here's my
contracts. Prit ate companies do virtually their citizens. question: Where are the parents?!
e\ ery thing else, including paying bills President Bush is spending billions in -JAY LENO
from 80,000 private doctors, hospitals, Iraq in his grand design to bring freedom
plans. pharmacies and equipment compa- to the world. How moral is it to spend "Bush finally got to the real reason for
nies. Contractors now enroll new provid- money on a war of choice while your own the trip to Europe give us money
ers, authorize expensive test and monitor people are denied basic healthcare and for Iraq.... It's the Bush version of the
payments for fraud and abuse." services? Compassionate conservatism? Pottery Barn rule we broke it, you
Iknow something about N medicaid cost. I don't think so. bought it." JON STEWART_
My 95-year-old mother died in January. Some may ask whyI relied on the state
She spent the last four years in a nursing to take care of my mother. Fair question. Bush said he would never answer
home. The nursing home cost was over I considered bringing my mother into (the marijuana) question because he
*$4,000 per month. my home, but the medical professionals wants to set a good example for kids,
Ms mother \xas one of those millions of warned against that. He doesn't ever want them to say
elderly t omen living on a small pension No matter how' much we love our par- 'Hey Daddy, President Bush tried
and hei-social security payment. She lived ents, we aren't qualified to take care of marijuana, so I will.' So now instead
on about a $1,000 per month, and paid all their needs. Taking an elderly parent when parents say 'Son, you been
about a third of that for a Medicare health into your home ends your life because smoking dope?' they ~an say 'Hey
insurance supplement and her prescrip- they have to be attended 27/7. It is not Daddy, President Bush didn't answer
tions. Of course, I paid for an) thing else fair to the wife, or husband. How do you that question and I'm not going to
she needed, but she was a stubborn. inde- give your mother or father a bath? Think., answer it either.' -JAY LENO
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Page Pond Assembly of God

wants to 'pump you up' for Jesus

Page Pond Assembly of God
has teamed up with JC's Con-
venience Store and the Altha
Chevron to provide a blessing
for the community. We want to
pump you up for Jesus and let
you know that we love you by
pumping $5 of free gasoline into
your car. That's right, free, no
strings attached.
We have purchased $250 of
gasoline from JC's and $250 from
the Altha-Chevron and in turn
each of them has donated $250 of
gasoline for a total of $1,000 of
free gas for the community.




If your car is one of the 100
cars to pull up to the pumps at
JC's or one of the first 100 to pull

up to the pumps at the Chevron
in Altha on March 5 between
the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
you will receive your first $5 of
gasoline free! Not only that, the
folks from Page Pond Assembly
of God will pump your gas and
wash your windows.
We are doing this to show love
to our community and will not
accept any donations during this
outreach. This is our gift to you.
There is a limit of $5 in free gas
per family.
For more information, call

'Riches in Glory' Christian Women's Conference

The Bethel Missionary Baptis
Church of Tallahassee, under the
leadership of the Rev. Dr. R.B
Holmes Jr., invites you to share
in its fourth annual "Riches it
Glory" Christian Women's Con-
ference 2005. This conference of-
-fers women of all ages, an oppor-
tunity to steal away with Jesus tc
the shores of the St. Johns River
for a weekend of true intimac)
with the Master and fulfilling fel-
lowship with sisters in the Spirit
During this conference, emphasis

Altha Church of

God yard sale
The Altha Church of God \\il
ha, e fidraising yar sale Sat
urdaN. March 5 from 8 a.m. until
11:30 a.m.
Proceeds will help the youth
group on their trip to "Winter-
The church is located at 260(
NE Fuqua Circle in Altha. Foi
more information, call 762-

ceremony Mar. 6
:The Firsi Baptist Church ol
Bristol will hold a ground break-
ing ceremony on Sunday. March
6 at3p.m.(ET)at the new church
location on Michaux Road ii
' Bristol. Please come and join us
for this exciting occasion.

Prayer band meets
The Libert Community
Prayer Band \, ill hold prayer
service Thursday,,Nlarch 3 at 7:31(
p.m. (ET) at the home of Sister
Ella M. Howard.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information
call 643-2332. :

We welcome your church an-
nouncements and remind you to be
sure to include the day and date as
well as time and location of each event.
We also ask that you include a phone
number or directions to the church to
make it convenient for our readers.-

will be placed on ministering to
the whole woman of God to bring
balance and well-being spiritu-
ally, physically, emotionally and
The conference opens Thurs-
day, March 10 at 7 p.m., Friday,
March'11 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and Saturday, March 12, from
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with keynote
speaker Freeda Bower, author of

the best seller "Give me 40 days"
and features other noted speakers
such as Janice Bowling of West
Palm Beach, Saundra Waldrop
and Sylvia Johnson of Jackson-
ville and Tina "The Chicken
Lady" Dupree.
For additional information or
to preregister, contact E.W. Bry-
ant Associates at 224-6809 or
email at ebryant446@aol.com

The family of Jimmy Holley. would like to thank the following
people who helped with the benefit luncheon on Feb. 4: Doobie
Hayes, Robert Hill, the Liberty County Sheriff's Department, Linda
and Dana Edenfield, Martha Burke, Wanda McCallister, Olivia and
Ralph Whitfield, Leroy and Brenda Clay, Richard Brown, Ronnie and
Michelle Manning, Sybil and L.B. Arnold and all those who purchased
a plate or made a donation.
We thank everyone for your continued thoughts and prayers dur-
ing this time.
The family of Jimmy Holley

10922 NW SR 20, Bristol, FL 32321
Rev. Victor A. Walsh, Pastor
Sunday Morning Bible Study..........................9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship Service................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Discipleship Training...........6:00 p.m
Sunday Evening Worship Service...................7:00 p.m
Wednesday Evening Prayer & Bible Study......7:00 p.m.

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Annual wild game supper to be held

at Lake Mystic Baptist Church

-The brotherhood of Lake Mys-
tic Baptist Church would like to
invite the men of our community.
to the Annual Wild Game,sup-
- per to be held in :the fellowship
1 hall on Saturday, March 5 at 6
p.m. The speaker this year is Dr.
Jerry Ford, an ophthamologist

from Tallahassee. The church is
located on Hwy. 12 South and
for further information, call the
church at 643-2351 or contact
Sammy at 643-5202.
No admission is being charged
but donations will be taken to
offset the expenses.

Benefit fundraiser for cancer patient

There will be a gospel sing
and fish fry for Donald Tucker to
help with existing medical bills.
This event will be sponsored by
Vessels of Clay and family. It will
be a fish fry with river catfish and
all the trimmings on March 5 at
Veterans Memorial Park Civic
Center, Hwy. 12 South in Bristol
from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Plates-
are $5 each and 50 cents per

drink. The featured groups are
the Singing Jubilees from Grand
Ridge; Stepping Out On Faith
from Marianna; new to the area,
His Grace the Helton Family
from Alford; and Vessels of Clay
, from Alford.
Bring your lawn chairs and be
a blessi ng and receive a blessing.
For more information, please call

Souper Sunday schedule for March 6

Williams Memorial. Method-.
ist Church is planning a Souper
Sunday on March 6 beginning at
5:30 p.m.
Rev. John Kramer will be
speaking to the youth in a special
service for young people. All
churches. are invited to partici--

After this uplifting program a
soup and dessert supper will be
served. All are invited.
The church is located in the
Scotts Ferry Community.
For more information, call

Victory Hill PH Church youth rally

Victory Hill Pentecostal Holi-
ness Church wants you to attend
the Extreme Life Youth Rally on
Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m.
There will be live music fea-
turing Joshua Generation; Tag
Team Match with Rian Adams
and Gailand Bay: give-aways,

drama and videos.
Bring yourself and bring a
. The church is located at 15947
NW Ashley Shiver Rd. off Hwy.
71 North ofBlountsio\\ n.
For more information, call

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Brian Jacob Beiler will cel-
.. ebrate his first birthday on
', March 5. He is the son of Bri-
an and Tiffany Beiler of Bristol.
His grandparents are Darryl
Melvin of Clarksville, and
Toni and Paul Corlett of Altha,
Ralph and Sandra Seaman
of Blountstown and the late
Marvin Beiler of Blountstown.
Great-grandparents are Caro-
lyn and the late Delbert Melvin of Clarksville, Guilford and
Bonnie McDonald of Altha, Shirley Mangus of Blountstown
and Betty and the late Sam Beiler of Sarasota. Jacob enjoys
playing with his toys, helping his daddy outside and spending
time with his family and friends.
......... -, = BLAKE BARBER
S lake Barber celebrated his
S second birthday on Jan. 3.
S He is the son of Duane and
Steffani Barber of Bristol. His
S 4i 1 '. grandparents are Dexter and
Gabra Barber of Bristol and
,McCoy and Wilma Goodson
of Marianna. Great-grandpar-
ents are Vella Rankin and the
late Cloyce Rankin and Gordy
, -.iiB 0 Barber and the late Gloria
Barber, all of Bristol. Blake enjoyed a western theme birthday
party complete with horseback rides that he shared with family
and friends.

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Andrew R. Davis and
Sydeana Martin Davis ,,
are proud to announce
the birth of ConnorJames
Davis. He was born Nov. .,. ...
15, 2004 and weighed 7 '. ,. '
lbs.1 oz., measuring 21
inches long. Maternal
grandparents are Sidney and Connie Martin of Bristol: great-
grandparents are Percy and Helen Brown of Blountstown and
Verna Sue Martin of Greenwood and his paternal grandparents
are James and Marcia Davis of Deland. Conner is eagerly look-
ing forward to riding the Harley Davidson with his Uncle Sid.

Ariana Rebecca Layfield of Blountstown is proud to announce
the birth of her sister, Katelyn Marie, on Dec. 13, 2004. She was
born at 7:53 a.m. at Gulf Medical Center and weighed 5 lbs. 12
oz. and was 19 inches long. The proud parents are Mathew and
Dara Layfield of Blountstown. Maternal grandparents are Becky
and Larry Finn of Largo. Maternal great-grandparents are Alice
Marie Holland-Boals and the late Earl Boals of Altha. Great-
: greatgrandparents are the late Ethel Rebecca Creamer-Holland
and the late Luke Holland of Altha. Paternal grandparents are
Gordon Layfield and Violet Goss. Katelyn was welcomed home
:,by several great aunts,, uncles ahd cousins.', .- ,-.
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Nathan L. Hiers will celebrate
his sixth birthday on March
8. He is the son of Vernon
and Barbara Hiers of Albany.
His grandparents are Ronda
Trickey of Altha, Ricky Hiers of
Bristol and Larry and Marilyn.
Tipton of Blountstown. Great-
grandparents are Floyd and
the late Vernell Trickey of
Altha. Nate enjoys going to
school and playing with his

Rick Dabney will celebrate'
his 22nd birthday on March
2 He is the father of Tierra
and Kierra of Blountstown.
He is the son of Peggy and
the brother of Selena, both of

There are three ways to
, announce birthdays.
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 and friends'
birthdays, printed clearly,
and mail or fax them to us
at The Journal.
Bring in a current (within the
past year) photo and fill out
a short form. If you do not
have a photo, we'll take one
for you at no extra charge .
Cost is $5.
for when you want to use
an old photo (like a grade-
school shotforan adult birth-
day) and include a personal
message. The cost is $5
for the photo plus $15 for.a
3-inch-high ad. Larger ad
sizes are available;
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call The Calhoun-Liberty
Journal at 643-3333.

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Amy and Marty
Millard and Mr. and
Mrs. Mark Branch
of Grand Ridge are
pleased to announce
the engagement of
their daughter, Di-
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Ridge to David Ter- ot-y a
ry of Blountstown,
David is the son of
James Terry and Jan-
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Her grandparents
are Mark and Myra :
Shiver, Ethan and
Rita Branch, Llyvoyd and Dorothy Jeter and Nat and Tillie Sanders.
His grandparents are Lavelle Robbirds, John Laramore Jr. and Edna
The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Grand Ridge High School.
She is currently attending Chipola College;
The groom-to-be is a 1999 graduate of BlouncdLo" n High School.
He is employed with the Coca-Cola Co. in Tallahassee.
The wedding and reception will be held at the W.T. Neal Civic
Center in Blountstown on May 14 at 3 p.m.
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Instructor finds students are motivated by technology

but first, 'They need to know someone cares about them'

Hosford School Tech Coordinator


Lynn Guthrie named Liberty Co. Teacher of the Year

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
\V en. their computer
won't boot up, a pro-
gram crashes or an important file
suddenly disappears, the students
and staff at Hosford School don't
have to look far for help.
Technical coordinator L nn
Guthrie. 38. is in the computer
lab full time, ready to answer
a teacher's question and help a
student master a net program.
Guthrie has held the tech co-
ordinator title for six \ ears. Tw\ o
years ago, Hosford principal Jill
Da .is realized.thatGuthne need-
ed to foc ionething- helping
everyone ese master t(he-basics
and keep pace ith growing tech-
nology. The principal took her
out of the classroom and set her
up full time in the computer lab.
\ here students spend 30 minutes
a day becoming more proficient
with the skills that may one day
make the difference for them in
a competitive job market.
Her peers depend on her a lot.
too. One barrier in the educa-
tional process was the fact that
not all teachers were familiar %\ ith
the computer programs avail--
able and how to best use them.-
Now, instructors not only learn
ho%% to use specific programs,
but Guthrie finds out what they
\\ ant to accomplish %% ith different
areas of teaching and steers them
tow ard the software and training
they need.
"It's easy if you have some-
body here to ask," Gudhrie said.
While admitting she "doesn't
know everything" about the
world d of computers, she's con-
fident she can track the answers
students and teachers need to
accomplish their goals.
When she was still dividing
her time between the computer
lab and the classroom, it % as hard
to give her best to both. Now
b) zeroing in on the tech side of
things. she helps other teachers
include more computer-oriented
work into their lesson plans.
"I think they all incorporate
it differently in the classroom."
she said. "The teachers ha% e the
idea and I help them implement
it."- No\' that she's in the lab on a
full-time basis, she finds teachers
are more apt to ask for her help
The first year was the toughest.
Evern body needed a lot of help.
"'But now. a lot of die teachers can
go right along \\ without me. It's
definitely been a developmental
process.". The more her felloU.
teachers learn, the more time she
can give to, the students.
Kids from kindergarten
Through eighth grade
- spend time in her lab. The .oung-
est are just learning the different
parts of the computer while e the


Liberty County School Superintendent David Summers is shown above with Lynn Guthrie,
who was named Liberty County Teacher of the Year last week, and Hosford School Principal

Jill Davis.
older children have daily assign-
ments to complete. Computer
games can urge a disinterested
student into playful learning
while other programs can test,
skill levels, letting the user know
what areas they need to work
One program in use at the
school is called "Success Maker."
The reading and math program
has a system that places students
by their performance and moves
them along at their own level,
Guthrie explains.
What's the biggest challenge
to running the computer lab?
While giving instruction, -she

admits "keeping my hand off the
mouse is sometimes difficult."
She's quick to name the most
satisfying aspect of her job:
"Just watching the kids succeed
and learn something new, and
being able to tell that they're
Students dabble in painting
and drawing programs and made
their own Powerpoint presenta-
tions this past Thanksgiving. She
said the kids were very proud of
their results.
"Technology is always chang-
ing," she said. "Even though
you teach the same things over
and over, the kids make it dif-

ferent and that's what makes it
H er principalsays' "Ms.
Lynn" leads many in-
service sessions for the staff to
polish their computer skills. "Her
immediate response enables stu-
dents and staff to experience little
'down time,'" according to Davis.
"Teachers today are expected to
utilize more-and more technology
in the classroom, both for their
own record keeping tasks as well
as parental communication," the
principal explained.
Guthrie said she's grown a lot
in her 15-year teaching career at
Hosford School. "Teachers have

to be flexible and understand-
ing," she said, warning, "What
works one day won't work the
The opportunity to work with
technology spurs on some kids.
"It's definitely motivating for
students," she said. Using a
painting or drawing program in-
terests students more than sitting
down with a pencil and paper
and employs a different kind of
"problem-solving and power
As important as it is to have
the answers to guide students
through the maze of computer
problems that crop up, there's
another element to teaching that
matters even more, according to
Guthrie. "Before any instruction
can be useful, my students must
know that someone cares about
them, recognizes their abilities
and talents, and believes that they
can improve and acquire more
skills. With a strong foundation
of support, children become will-
ing to take chances." She said
her teaching -st)le'is designed
to let every student- experience
"I believe that reinforcing a
child's effort, not achievement,
is probably my most important
role. It's my job to see that each
student knows when he or she
has met a goal and can share that
accomplishment with others,"
she said.
Guthrie said she is honored to
be selected as Liberty County's
Teacher of the Year and said one
of the advantages in her favor is
the fact that "I work with a great
group of people in Hosford."
She and her husband, Ben, live
in Bristol and have three children,
ages 13, 11 and eight.

Chipola continuing education course schedule

1. IARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety, of short
courses in the coming weeks.
A CPR class will meet March 8 and 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost
is $42.
A 20 Hour Childcare Training will meet March 5 and 12 from 7
a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behav-
ioral observation & screening course) will meet Mar. 19 from 7
a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (devel-
opmentally appropriate practices. 3-5 year olds) %\ ill meet April 2
from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training
Special Needs (mainstreaming) will meet April 9 from 7 a.m. to 5
p.m. Cost is $38.
A Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors course.
will meet March 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $24.
A Cake Decorating II class will meet'Thursdays, March 3
through 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41. An Advanced Level
Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays, April 7 through 28
from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.
The Continuing Education Department also offers custom mo-.

tivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The fol-
lowing are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get
More Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive
Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Ex-
pectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing
Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good
Team Player?; and After All, You're the Supervisor!
Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, on-
line courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, busi-
ness, law and travel. Register online at www.gatlineducation.
EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photog-
raphy, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing,
business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care,
parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philoso-
phy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines,
visit ww\w.ed2go.com/chipola.
For information about any of these non-credit courses, call




Math science instructor says she has found a teaching

utopia with the students and staff at Carr School

Treva McCroan is honored as

Calhoun Co. Teacher of the Year B

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
C' ar School math and science teacher Treva Mc-
Croan, 34, has a formula for teaching two subjects
many students approach with little enthusiasm.
"I break it down and make it simple, step-by-step, one
concept at a time," she says, explaining that bringing kids
into the intricacies of those subjects can require a careful
hand. Once she's guided them along the basics, she uses
a bit of fun to drive the concept home.
She sent her middle school students out with a digital
camera to photograph shapes which they later downloaded
and printed. "This eventually led to actually cutting ir-
regular shapes drawn on paper into identifiable shapes
in order to calculate an irregular shape's total area," she
explains.- The next step was to apply it to everyday life.
That led to the task of having students draw floor plans
of their own kitchens with exact measurements so that
they could figure the area of the odd-shaped floor.
"Miost students do not readily see the relevance of
mathematical topics," she said, but she designs her classes
in a series of small steps that lead students to relate the
concepts to real world applications.
Building. on what they learned, she gave the class
a third challenge for their calculation skills. Students
went online to Web sites to select floor tile, specifying
the size and price of the product so that they could figure
the final cost.
She admits she has the most fun during her science
classes, particularly when they study chemical
Reactions. Each year students fashion their own volca-
no's from modeling clay, insert some baking soda and
vinegar before standing back to watch the "lava" ooze
out. "Safety is a concern," she notes, explaining that
sometimes the kids are a little disappointed that there's
no % violent eruption.
"If ) ou \\ ant to get their attention, you have to be cre-
ative," she says. One of her favorite, experiments takes
her and the class outside with empty 2-liter soda bottles.
They add a little water, pump in a little air and put the

ptostok st"4TMEN1 OF LCA-ves*

bottle on the launch pad before shooting off
their 6\on n\ ater-powered rockets.
"The air and the water pushing out creates
thrust, so their bottle shoots, x a up in the sk\.
It's impressive to someone who's never
'seen it before." she said. The kids enjoy
decorating their rockets, adding wings and
noses and someutmes their own tiny astronauts.
S remarkably, she said she hadn't really
planned on teaching math and science
until her college ad\ isor pointed out there
was a real'demand in those fields for educators.
"It sounded OK to me." she said. E\en after
a decade of teaching. "it doesn't get old."
she says, explaining that each new class makes
the subject fresh. She has two seventh grade classes of
20 students each; her single eighth grade class has 32
-She has twice been named Carr School Teacher of
the Year before being honored as Calhoun County's top
teacher. She is also one of only a few area instructors to
be nationally board certified. She attended Chipola Junior
College and went.on to graduate from Troy State. She
plans to pursue, her master's in the near future.
She is married to Randy McCroan, who is an officer
with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department. They
have a daughter, Randa, who is 10, and a seven-year-old

Treva McCroan

son, Greyson. "It's' a good job for someone who's rais-
ing a family," she says of teaching. Her kids attend Carr
School and will one day be in her classes.
She says Canrr School is a special place. "We're a big
family. There's a lot of support. Anybody you ask will
help you do anything you need," she says. "It's small-
and very personal. I've gotten to know the students and
their parents and the people I work with are the best. We
call it 'utopia.'"

Double-digit growth for Florida Ag in the classroom in 2004

ing innovative programs and tap-
ping grassroots networks helped
Florida Agriculture in the Class-
room, Inc. increase the number
of teachers and students reached
last year. Florida Ag in the Class-
room grew 'by 71 percent the
number of-teachers reached, and
by 26 percent the number of stu-
dents affected in 2004.,
"When %\e called on our dedi-
cated industry volunteers they
came through in a big way," said
Scott Emerson. chairman of Flor-
ida Ag in the Classroom. -"The\
understand the importance of the
prograiii and are eager to help
educate and expose teachers and
students to Florida agriculture.
We appreciate very much all the\
do for us."
Florida Ag in the Classroom's
mission: Expand \outh awareness
and understanding of Florida ag-
nculture and natural resources by
integrating agricultural concepts
into core educational disciplines
and FloridaAg in the Classroom's
supporting programs.
It's top priorities: To develop,
promote and disseminate currerit
curricula, materials and programs

to increase agricultural literacy
among educators and youth; to
cultivate and maintain partner-
ships between Florida Ag in the
Classroom and Florida's agri-
cultural community, educators
and the National Ag in the Class-
room program; to build financial
strength for Florida Ag in the
Classroom programs; and to be
accountable for the educational
and financial efficacy of Florida
Ag in the Classroom programs.
Gainesville-based Florida Ag
in the Classroom is funded by
the agriculture specialty tag the
Ag Tag and takes seriously its
responsibility to educate students
and teachers who are unfamiliar
with agriculture. It offers cur-
ricula and materials that help
teachers incorporate agricultural
concepts in their' language arts,
math, science and social studies
classes in kindergarten through.
12th grade.
To support teachers and
grassroots efforts, Florida Ag
in the Classroom introduced,
three new programs and events:
AgriSmarts, Ag Learning Barns
and Agriculture Literacy Day.'
TThese'- programs helped raise

awareness of Florida agriculture
to more than 5,800 teachers and
more than 229,000 students in
2004, up from 3,391 teachers and
181,758 students in 2003.
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles Bronson congrat-
ulated Florida Ag in the Class-
room for its successful industry
partnerships and its growing
number of student and teacher
"Reaching Florida's students
and teachers with the message of
the importance of agriculture is a
key part of preserving Florida's
farming heritage," Commissioner
Bronson said. "It's clear Florida
Ag in the Classroom is work-
ing hard to reach out to as many
students and teachers as possible
with the help of its partners, and
we wish them continued success
as the) try to reach out to even
To continue to raise the num-
ber of students and teachers it
reaches in 2005, Florida Ag in
the Classroom is redesigning and
relocating its web site to make.
ordering materials and partici-
pating in workshops and other-
programs easier. In addition, it isr

improving its existing programs
and introducing new ones with
the help of its board of directors
of industry representatives and
its new Educator and Volunteer
advisory panels.
"We believe the best way to
improve on what we're doing is
to ask the advice of the teach-
ers and industry volunteers who
are using our materials and pro-
grams," Emerson said.
As part of its grassroots net-
work, Florida Ag in the Class-
room has partnered with stu-
dents who are already familiar
with Florida agriculture -- .FFA
members. To help spread the
word about the importance .of
Florida agriculture, Florida Ag in
the Classroom and Florida FFA
developed AgriSmarts, an edu-
cational program used by FFA
chapters to teach school children
and civic organizations about
Florida Ag in the Classroom and
Florida agriculture.
Florida Ag in the Classroom
,has spent $13,000 on AgriSmarts
since its inception in 2002. It
reached' 15 schools and nearly
.1,200 students during the 2003-
04 school year, Florida Ag in the

Classroom estimates. It's being
offered again this school year.
In addition, Florida Ag in the
Classroom has awarded agri-
science teachers $20,000 in grant
money for outreach programs
since the 2001-02 school year,
and $100,000 for the initial fund-
ing of the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices' AgriScience Leadership
Another new program, Ag
Learning Barn, has taken off since
its inception in mid 2003. Thirty-
five counties have signed up for
barns, about half of which have
built their barns and are moving
them to schools. Two more coun-
ties are waiting for approval.
Ag Learning Barns are mo-
bile units built to look like red
barns and outfitted with shelves
that hold books, videos, games
and toys that teachers can borrow
to teach their students the im-
portance of agriculture. Florida
Ag in the Classroom reimburses
each county representative's or-
ganization up to $1,000 to build
and stock- the barn, and offers
$350 after the first school year to.
restock it.


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Alisha Perdue awarded honorable

mention in speech category at festival

by Alisha Perdue
On Feb. 18 six students from
Altha, School attended the Chipola
Literature Festi al at Chipola Col-
leger :'
The Literature/Language Fes-
tival is a competition held each
spring, consisting of seven contests:
The'contests are w writing, speech.
oral interpretation. grammar -and
mechanics usage, literature, read-
ing, humanities,, and foreign lan-
guage. Lacy Adkins and Tiffany
Betts competed in the grammar and
mechanics usage contest. Holly By-
ler and Callie Eady competed in the
writing competition. Sarah Shelton
took part in the President's Reading
contest and Ahsha Perdue coiipet-
ed in the Speech competition. Mrs.
Wanda Chason volunteered to help
transport students to and from the
Participants in the fesuval must
be cunently enrolled jurors or se-
mniors from one of the high schools
in the Chipola College district
(Calhoun, Holmes. Jackson, Liber-
-r and Washington counties.) Rec-
ognition is given to first, second,,
third and to honorable mentions in
each contest except the President's
Reading when only first 'place is
acknowledged. Alisha Perdue was
awarded honorable meniuon in the

Monday. February 28 thru Friday, March 11 FCAT Reading,
Malh, and Science 3-10
I Friday, March 4 JV/V Baseball game, Carrabelle home 4:00
Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 V Softball game,
Wewa Tournamenl away
Saturday, March 5 PTO BBQ
Monday, March 7 Miss Altha practice 1st grades only; JV/V
:Baseball game, Cohondale away, 4 p.m. n I
Tuesday, March 8 V Baseball game, Graceville home 3 p.m.
Thursday, March 10 End of 3rd nine.weeks; Miss Altha prac-
tice; PTO meeting, 6 p.m.; V Baseball game, Grand Ridge away 5
I p.m.; JV/VN Sohlball game, Bethlehem away 3 p.m./4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 11 evaluation day; Miss Altha practice; JV Base-
I ball game, R.F Munroe away, 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 12- Miss Altha

speech -category. The3 all did a
great job and we hope to have more
students compete next year.
by vKarlyn Penney .
Theend of the school yearisnear-
ing and it's time to begin FCAT. On
Monday. Februa'n 28. grades 3-10
x\ ill start taling FCAT. Students and
teachers alike hake been preparing
for these cr\o weeks all school year.
Teachers have been giving advice
such as get plenty of rest and get
to school on time. The lunchroom
staff is also participating in making'
sure all students taking the FCAT
are alert. They will be serving a free
breakfast for those taking the tests
during the first week of testing.
-Following FCAT testirig. Fri-

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Chipola College business instructor Lee Shook has estab-
lished a new. theater scholarship at the college with an ini-
tial donation of $5,000. Interest from the Lee Shook Theatre
Scholarship Endowment will provide a scholarship to a future
Chipola theatre major. Pictured from left, are Joan Stadsklev,
-director of Fine and Performing Arts; Julie Fuqua, Foundation
director; Lee Shook; and Charles Sirmon, theater director. For
information about the Lee Shook Theatre Scholarship Endow-
ment, contact the Chipola Foundation at 718-2478.

Chipola instructor/actor Lee Shook

establishes theater scholarship
MARIANNA-Chipola Col- merous Chipola productions and
lege business instructor Lee is key supporter of the Chipola
Shook has established a new, (ACT) Applauding Chipola The-
theater scholarship at the col- ater fund. Shook, who is also an
lege \\ith an initial donation of accountant, hopes that all theater
$5.000. "- ; lovers and friends of the college
Interest from the 'Lee Shook will consider the endowment in
Theatre Scholarship' Endow-, their tax-deductible gi% ing plans.
ment \\ill provide a scholarship Shook already has pledged ad-
to a future Chipola theatre ma- ditional contributions over the
.jor. Chipola Foundation offi- next two years.
cials will apply to, the state for For information about the Lee,
a dollar for dollar match of the Shook Theatre Scholarship En-
donation. dow ment. contact lie Chipola
Shook' has performed in nu-" 'Fbhdationait '7l-2-41',
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day, March 11, is and Evaluation
Day and students will not come to
The testing schedules for FCAT
is listed below.,
*Grades 3,4 Monday-Thurs-
day, Feb.28-March 3
*Grade 5 Monday-Thursday,
Feb. 28-March 3
*Grades 6,7,8,10 Monday,
Feb. 28; Tuesday, March 1; and
Thursday, March 3
*Grade 8 Monday, Feb. 28;
Tuesday, March 1; Thursday, March
3; Monday, March 7
*Grade 11 Monday, March 7
*Grade 11/12 Retakes, Mon-
'day-Tuesday, Feb. 28-March 1

On Feb. 1S the kids of Mrs.
Ch.imbers' third grade, with student
intern Meagan Neel.Russ, got a big
surprise in the shape of two Army
men. Sgt. Dust) Neel and Cpl. Ca-
leb Christopher took a day out of
their busy schedules to stop by and
entertain some kids with exercises
and fun.
These two young men helped
the students out by showing them
some good old military stretches
and exercises. After working up a
little sweat, the kids got to show the
guys their own-routine and make
them have fun and look silly all at
the same time. All the kids had a
great time and Sgt. Neel and Cpl.
Chlisiopher learned a new workout
to take back to the base.

Story Time at

the Library
The Harrell Memorial Librars
will bh having storN time for the
children up to age 4. StorN time
will be e% ery Wednesday starting
March 2 at 11:30 a in. For ap-
proximately 20 minutes children
will hear stories, poems and have
lots of fun.
Parents and caregivers are
in ited to bring their children
to the Harrell memorial Library
and share in the experience of
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*Dirt spreading
and leveling
Bush hogging
and mowing
Front end loader
Light clearing
and raking
General clean up

Reasonable hourly rate
Call 643-5724.
If no answer, leave
a message and your
call will be returned.

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County Schools

March 3 March 9, 20051
Lowfat or,whole
milk served with all meals

J Lunch: Sliced ham, potatoes with
green beans, fruit cup, cookie,
corn bread.

Lunch: Pizza. with cheese,
f trench-fried potatoes, corn on
I cob, fresh fruit.

Lunch: Beef vegetable soup,
crackers, peanut, butter sand-
wich, fresh fruit, cookie.

Lunch- Fish portions, cheese
grits, cole slaw, fruit cup, cook-

I Lunch: Baked chicken, steamed
rice, green beans, fresh fruit,
corn bread.
All menus are subject to change
Calhoun-Liberty Journal
Bristol, Phone 643-3333 I
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4-- 2 FT. -+
A-I Tree Service
& Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
(850) 674-3434
Best prices in the industry.

County Schools
March 3 March 9, 20051
A variety of fruits and
vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat or whole milk
served with all meals.
Breakfast Chilled cinnamon
applesauce, sausage patty, bis-
cuit with jelly.
Lunch: Fried chichen, mashed po-
tatoes with gravy, turnip greens,
cornbread, jello.

Breakfast Chilled orange juice,
sausage link, pancakes with
Lunch: Beef-a-roni, California
mixed vegetables, yeast rolls,
ice-krispy treats.

Breakfast Banana, peanut-bunter
toast, ready-to eat cereal.
Lunch: Chili with beans, cheese
toast, saltines, orange sections,
applesauce cake with nuts.

Breakfast Chilled fruit or juice,
cheese grits, banana nut muf-
Lunch: Hot dogs on buns, lettuce,
tomao, pickles, french fries with
catsup, peanut butter cookies.

BreakfastTropicalapples, scram-
bled eggs, toast with jelly.
Lunch: Pizza, orange wedges,
broccoli and carrots with dip,
pinapple pudding.
All menus are subject to change
Laban Bontrager, DMD
Bristol, Phone 643-5417I

School board N

policy addition


The Liberty County School Board
is proposing the following addition to
the school board policies:

6.548 Bereavement Leave

Impact: All school centers
No expenditures
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.
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Insurance & Annuity, Inc.


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Festival at Chipola Col-

The Club is also asking the com-
mumity for input for the mural to be
painted by the club members on the
train tunnel at Veteran's Memorial
Park. Any person interested in filling
out a survey can pick one up at Lib-
erty County High School. We want to
portray the history of Liberty County
and/or what is deemed important by
its citizens through the surveys.
The Liberty County School's
Website has the list of scholarships
and other educational opportunities
available for L.C.H.S. students.
Visit the website at www.firn.edu/
schools/liberty/liberty for more
It is time for seniors to apply for
the Bright Futures scholarship. Go
to www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.
org to apply for this scholarship and

Full page senior ads in the year-
book are $125; half page senior ads
in the yearbook are $80; quarter page
senior ads in the yearbook are $50.
PARENTS: FCAT will be coming
up in March. Students are focusing
on reading skills currently by using a
computer based program called A+.
Within a couple of weeks the math
component should be ready. Each
student will be on the computer at
least once a week for 30 minutes.
The Senior Class of 2005 would
like to thank :he following sponsors
of our Bulldog Sv.eeiheart drav'. ing
These, sponsors are Nicholson Farm
House, Garfields, Movie Theater at
Governor's Square Mall, Wal-Mart,
TGI Fridays, Olive Garden, Red
Lobster, Miss Pat's and Bristol Phar-
macy. Thanks to you, our fundraiser
was a great success.

W.R. Tolar School Softball team. TIMMYMAYO PHOTO

Tolar School baseball team strikes again

by Jared Hiers*
This week, both our baseball
and our softball teams had games!
Our baseball team is "getting bet-
ter and better every day," accord-
ing to Coach Eric Willis. The
Dawgs had a sound victory against
Blountstown with a score of 14-8
on Tuesday night! But not only had
that game gone into their pockets.
Last Thursday night they triumphed
over Carrabelle in a double header
with a whopping score of 7-1 and.

4-2! Congratulations, guys!
Although our softball girls had
a game, they- were unfortunately
defeated by Port St. Joe last Tues-
day, with a score of 19-2 and 6-2.
They were also beaten by Sneads
on Thursday. Our girls are improv-
ing and really enjoy being out on
the field together. One player tells
me they held Sneads for several in-
nings before the disappointing loss.
We know our girls will bring home
a victory soon.

SWednesday, March 2 Boys baseball vs. Sneads at home at I
3:30 p.rm.
Friday, March 4 Blood Drive
I Monday, March 7 -- FCAT week in Stanford. 10 for K-2 and NRTI
Lfr 3 and up


Beta members collecting items

for next year's Christmas Project
BETA other Florida financial aide. There
The Beta Club is urging all its is also a link on this website for the
members, as well as interested Free Application for Federal Student
community members, to collect Aid (FAFSA). Students must fill
the following items and drop them N I' out the FAFSA in order to receive
off at the high school: Used or new the Pell Grant and other need based
beanie babies and receiving blankets federal aid. Remember, the sooner
for the Newborn Neonatal Intensive you apply the better the chance of
care unit at TMH; Campbell soup .r getting financial aid.
labels; Education box top labels; REWARDS
empty computer printer cartridges .Congratulations to Elba Regala-
to recycle; toothpaste, toothbrushes, do for placing first place in Foriegn
Ivory soap, new small toys such Language at the Chipola Language
as balls, new children's t-shirts or.. and Literature Festival.
simple outfits, etc., all for next year's. *Employee of the Year: Helen
Operation Christmas Child Project. -- Marlowe
Elba Regalado places -Representatives for Liberty
Sewing & Alterations first in Foreign Lan- County High School teacher of the
dresses guage and Literature year are: Donna Summers and Sheri
S Dresses guage and Literature Creel.


Students to volunteer in Bristol

at alternative spring break

-BRISTOL -While many col-
lege students enjoy spring break
as a time to relax and travel, many
students choose to spend their
weeklong vacation volunteering
in the community. High school
and college students from around
the country come to Nature Con-
servancy preserves throughout
Florida for a week at a time over
'a two-month period to provide.
valuable volunteer labor.
"We ha\ e come to depend on
these groups to assist in impor-
tant restoration work on many
of our preserves. We could not
accomplish as much without
.*. their willing hands, strong backs
and enthusiasm. In turn, being-
a part of this program enhances
the students' educational experi-,
ence by learning about the value
of biodiversity and teamwork.
For many students, it inspires
a lifelong appreciation of con-
servation. In tw entry years, they
can come back to these sites and
see the thriving ecosystems they
have helped to restore," said Jim,
Murrian, the Conservancy's di-
rector of conservation and stew-
At the Consernanc 's Apala-
chicola Bluffs and Ravines Pre-
serve in the Panhandle. groups
from five schools will plant
x\ iregrass seed in the nursery for
restoration sites on the preserve.
James Madison UniversitN. Tex-
as-AV& -M ,.niversity,.-iniversit-
otf'Virgmia.Eastern Illinois and
Ferris State jUni ersitN students
S \111i also work at Torre.a State
Park, reblazing and posting di-
rectional signage on 15 miles of
: hiking trails:
At the Conservancy"s North-
east Florida program. students
S from Northwes-tern Uni ersit\
'.ill assist Consern anc staff
v. ih the restoration of Meric Is-
land. performing general main-,
ienance at the present e on the St.
Mars Ri'er and participating in
anj Adopt-A-Hjgh\ aN cleanup.
At the Conservancy's Blow -
ing Rocks Preserve on Jupiter
Island. high school students
from Nit. St. Charles Academy.
college students from Boston
.University, and the high school-
aged volunteer group Landmark
Volunteers %\ ill help \ith habitat
restoration. The \work includes
site preparation and the planting
of native plants in upland areas
\%here invasive species .were
removed. The groups camp at
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
and also spend one day assisting
the Florida State Park Service7
with invasive/non-native plant
removal at local parks.

Even small ads
get a lot of
attention in
The Journal!
Just because you're on a
tight budget doesn't mean
you can't afford an ad!

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In the Florida Keys, students
from Boston University, Univer-
sity of Florida and Eckerd Col-
lege will remove invasive plants,
clean up beaches and plant na-
tive species for the Conservancy
and partner agencies.

PARTNER The Florida Department
of Education along with the Florida
Chamber of Commerce recently recog-
nized Rahal Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac,
Nissan. with the Florida Best Business
Education Partnership Award for the
company's partnership with the Chipola ':
College Automotive Technology program. Pictured from left, are: Chipola automotive in-
structor John Gardner and Rahal team members, Chuck Anderson and Ricky Miller.

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One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St. Suite 2,
Blourntslown Phone (8501 674-5088
The following positions are
available: LPN, RN, Equip-
ment Operator,, Construc-
tion Labor, Accountant, Van'
Driver, Truck Driver, Laundry
Worker, Dispatcher/Cus-
tomer Service. EEO

National Capital
Funding Group
is now hiring
Will train to work
from home on
your computer.
No experience
Excellent Income

Shop Foreman
:Must be experienced in
*heavy equipment
diesel mechanics
*some computer skills
*have CDL license
Full-time employment'
S with benefits
Send resume to Roberts
Sand Co.,1712 Silver Lake
Rd.,Tallahassee, FL 32310 or
via tax 850-575-3273.
-i. Roberts
Sand Co.

is now hiring a
Concrete Finisher.
Must be experienced
and dependable.
For more
information please
call 674-5887.

Qualified drivers must
* Have 2 years experience
with a dump truck
* Have good work history
and driving record
We offer.
*Excellent benefits and
work environment
Previous applicants need not apply
Call (850) 627-7263
Roberts Sand Co.
Tallahassee, FL

Experienced diesel
mechanic with tools,
transportation, and
CDL license. Must be
reliable and have
good work ethics.
Full-time employment
Call (850) 627-4224
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Sand Co.


HIRING: Assistant Supervisor and Direct Care Staff
BRING: Drivers Licence and Social Security Card.
Must pass background check and drug screening. Assis-
tant Supervisor Position requires one year of supervisory
experience and one year working with at risk youth.
Experience helpful for Direct Care Staff but not required.
If we have an application on file you need not reapply.

LOCATION: BristolYouth Academy, 12422 NW Revell Rd.,
Bristol, FL 32321, phone (850) 643-4600.
CONTACT: John Scott or Priscilla Causseaux

Remember to submit your JOB MARKET
advertisements by the DEADLINE of Friday at
6 p.m. by phone 643-3333, fax 643-3334,
or email at thejournal@gtcom.net
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Is seeking applications for substitute drivers. A CDL with,;,
passenger endorsement or a Class D Florida driver's
license. A good driving record and one year professional
driving experience are required. CPR, first aid and comple-
tion of Defensive Driving Course are required. Must also
pass DOT drug test, a criminal history check, fingerprint-
ing and local law enforcement check. Documentation of
a recent physical must be presented along with a recent
eye exam.
Applications may be picked up at 15629 NW CR 12,.
(Senior Citizens Building), Bristol, FL.

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, PO. Box 38,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465, fax (850) 639-4173,
Sebrina @headstartnf.org
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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, P.O. Box 38, We-
wahitchka, FL 32465, (850) 639-5080, fax (850)
'639-4173, seb'rina .headstarfnf.oirgq i .,-,,,;


'". Changes in home cooked

_. meals at Senior Center


WHEREAS, the Board of County Com-
missioner of Liberty County, Florida, held
a public hearing at the Liberty County
Courthouse in Bristol, Florida, on Febru-
ary 10, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. eastern time;,
said notice of such public hearing having
been published in the Calhoun-Liberty
Journal, Bristol, Florida, on January 26,
2005, a copy of which proof of publica-
tion has been filed with the Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Liberty County, Florida,
it was

RESOLVED at the public hearing held of
February 10, 2005, that pursuant to the
authority vested in the Board of County
Commissioners, Liberty County, Florida,
the street or roads described as follows:

THAT certain section of road which
is located in Block 16, in the Town of
Hosford, from Central Street to Rob-
erts Street South in the town of Hos-
ford, adjacent to lots 2, 3, 6, and 7, as
recorded in Plat book A, Page 19, Lib-
erty County, Florida.

be, and the same. hereby, is vacated,
abandoned, discontinued, closed, re-
nounced, and disclaimed as roads or

DATED this 28 day of February, 2005.

Robert Hill
Clerk of Court


CASE No. 04-150-CA


: Plainliff.. .; v r .. ;.

-VS.: :




NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to
Final Judgment ol Foreclosure enter
February 10, 2005, in.the .above-styl
cause, I will sell to the highest bidder f
cash at-the front door of the Liberty Cour
Courthouse, Bristol, Florida. at 11.00 a.r
Eastern Time. on Monday March 14.200
the following described property in Libe
County, Florida

A parcel of Jand lying in Section 2
Township 1 Soulh. Range 6 Wesl. L
ertyCounty, Florida, said parcel of la
being more particularly described
by meles and bounds as tollows-

Commence at a 4 inch by 4 inch bla
concrete monument ltouncl) kno
as marking the Souinwest corner
said Section 26. and run: Thence Ea
389631 feet. thence North 2173.
-reet toa Slale Road Depanmeril rig
ol way concrete monumbent on I
Northeasterly right of way bounda
ol County Road No. S-67-A (100 K
rigI hlowayi: thence South 52 degree
23 muniies 54 seconds West 50.
Seet 1o a centerline State 90-25
feet or said county road as per Sla
Road right of way map Section N
565092601. dated November 1
1964; thence continue South 52 d
grees 23 minutes 54 seconds Wi
50.00 feet to the Southwesterly rig
of way fo said County road; then
along said Southwesterly right of w
boundary as follows: Thence Nrortr
degrees 36 minutes 06 seconds Wi
(bearing base) along said Southwe
S.- -erly right to way boundary a distant
of 865.74 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar w

cap (RLS#3031) for a point to 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 llnutes 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
to a concrete 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 subijel to an access

TITLE. Richard M. Durdenr,

Daied this February 15, 20C

Clerk of Court"''." "

ment is being submitted;13. Specific
facts or comments along with sup-
porting reasons that you believe the
Responsible Official should consider
in reaching the decision. Comments
should be sent to District Ranger,
Apalachicola Ranger District, P.O.
Box 579, Bristol, FL 32321. For more
information on this proposal contact
Greg Titus at (850) 926-3561. s3.


CASE No.: 04-027-CP




The administration of the estate ofARCHIE
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
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below


All persons or whom this notice is served
who have objectionsthat.challenge the

validity of the will, thequalifications of the
personal representative, venue, orjurisdic-
tion of this Court are required to file their
05. objections with the Court WITHIN THE


AL USDA-Forest Service Apalachicola
RE National Forest Apalachicola
and Wakulla Ranger Districts
Franklin, Liberty, Leon, and
Wakulla Counlies. Florida

/ / Growing.Season Prescribed
Burning FY 2005

The Forest Service is proposing growing
season prescribed burning on approxi-
mately 70,011 acres of the Apalachicola
a National Forest. The primary reasons
red -or this proposal would. be to improve
ed. wildlife habitat, aid in the restoration .of
for native vegetation, and reduce the threat
nty that wildfires pose to the forest, adjacent
m.. landowners, and to the safety of wildland
)5, firefighters. The burn- units proposed for
rty prescribed burning of the Apalachicola
Ranger District are- 8, 9, 12, 17, 20, 28,
31, 36, 40, 51, 53, 54, 63, 64, 67, 84, 85,
93, 94, 100,103, 105,107,11.1,112. The
26; burn units proposed for prescribed burn-
b- ing on the Wakulla Ranger District are:
nd 201, 202, 207, 208, 215, 220, 221,223,
224, 227, 236, 240, 247, 249, 252, 254,
301-, 308, 309, 312, 317, 322, 331, 339,
343, 344, 354, 355N. If approved, this
wn proposal would lake place between April
o 11, 2005 and September 31,2005.
.35 Pursuant to 36 CFR 215.5, the Re-
grt sponsible Official is seeking com-
he ments on this proposal. Comments
ary must be postmarked or received
o,:t within 30. days beginning the.day
es after publication of this notice. Oral
O00 or hand-delivered comments must
1Ol be received within our normal'busi-
aie ess hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4330 p m.
Jo. Monday to Thursday .and 8:00 a.m.
12, to 4:00 p.m. o.n Fridays, closed on
de- federal holidays. Comments may be
est 'mailed electronically to our office, in a
ght common digital format, at comments-
Ice southern-flordia-apalachicola@fs..
3ay fed.us. Your comments need to be as
specific as possible and should con-
lst- tain the following: 1. Name, address,

Ice and ji. p.ossible).tplep.hire,,nu.rnb.er.;
,,,h 2. Title of-the proposal on which corn-


All creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is served within three months
after the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims with this

All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims rir demands agairinsl
thedecedents esiale musl itletheirclaims


Attorney for Personal Representatives:
Thomas R. Thompson I .
Thompson, Craicord & Smiley,
Artorrney al Law
P.O. Box 15158
T- allahassee, FL32317
Fionda Bar No. 890596

Personal Representatives:
Roger L. Welles
15549 New Market Road
y Ho lord, FL 32334 2- 6 039

Br i .ol Ta owing andrj Reco'vev wiII
hrold a Public Auci'.lo on o l. arcn 19.
2005 at1:o00.p.m. (ET).
1990 Black Mazda-model YZ400-2 door
Vin# JM1FC3316L0803553
Our Auction w,1i be reld al Bristol 66
Storage on Hoecake Road oh Highway
20 Easi, one hall mile onr, leh, you will
see our sign. Bristol 66 Towing reserves
Ihe righl to relecl anyd nd al bids
The Calhoun Liberty Journal 3-2-05
11 you need anr more inirmlaion on rie
'abc,o'e erhicle i Sea .e .all (850) 643-2522,
lask.forDate.f .,.,,,. ,

from Calhoun County Senior Citi-
zens Association
fective April 1 because, of the
new Federal Dietary Guidelines
Calhoun County Senior. Citi-
zens will be unable to provide
home cooked meals under the
Older Americans Grant. Begin-
ning April 1 our board of direc-
tors will help sponsor the home
cooked meals that we provide on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
But due to the rising cost of gro-
ceries we are forced to have to
charge each person $2 per meal.
Meal tickets will be sold and
must be purchased in advance.
They will be collected at the
time each meal is served.
We hope everyone is in agree-
ment with this. We know you do
not want to just have the fro-
zen meals again. If anyone has
any questions, contact Diane on
Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
at 674-4163.
PICNIC- The association will
have its annual Easter egg hunt
and picnic at Sneads Park on
Thursday, March 24. We will
be serving hamburgers and hot
dogs, beans, chips, drink and
dessert. Cost will be $3 per per-
As usual we will have a grand
prize for the one special egg

found and one prize for the most
eggs found.
We will leave the center by
school bus at 9:30 a.m. Please
call 674-4163 for a reservation
and be prepared for a good time.
- Time is running out. If you
would like to travel to Mobile,
AL on March 14 and March 15
to see the "Dead Sea Scrolls"
you must sign up as soon as pos-
Cost is $119, double; $155,
single; $89, triple; and $69,
quad occupancy. Trip includes
one full dinner, one full break-
fast, admission to the theater and
exhibit, one nights deluxe hotel
accommodations, motor coach
transportation and a good time!
If you would like to go, call
Diane at 674-4163.
cholesterol screening and Al--
zheimer presentation has been
rescheduled for Wednesday,
March 16 beginning at 9 a.m.
You do not need an appointment,
but since we had to change the
date twice because of unfore-
seen circumstances, please call
before you come.
If you would like to stay for
lunch, call 674-4163 to make
your reservation.

Liberty Senior Citizens March activities

from Liberty County
Senior Citizens Association
The Liberty County Senior
Citizens Association announces
March activities. They are as
*Thursday, March 3 A
shopping trip to Blountstown.
*Thursday, March 10 Shop-
ping trip to Wal-Mart, call 643-
2524 by 3 p.m. Tuesday, March
8 if you would like to go.
*Tuesday, March 15 The
Liberty County Senior Citizens
advisory council to meet at 1
p.m. at the Bristol Center.
*Tuesday, March 15 A rep-
resentative from Legal Aid Ser-
vices will be at the Bristol Cen-
ter at 11 a.m.
*Thursday, March 17 A
representative from Liberty
County Senior Citizens will be
at Maxwell Harrell Library from
10:30 a.mi. until noon with infor-
mation on services.
*Thursday, March 17 -Shop-

ping trip to Blountstown, call
643-2524 by 3 p.m. Tuesday,
March 15.
*Monday, March 21 Lib-
erty County Senior Citizens
board of directors meeting at the
Bristol Center at 7:30 p.m.
*Thursday, March 24 A
shopping trip to Wal-Mart, call
643-2524 by 3 p.m. Monday,
March 21 if you would like to
go. -
*Friday, March 25 Easter
party at the Hosford Center, for
transportation needs, call 643-
2524 by 3 p.m. Tuesday, March
*Friday, March 25 a rep-
resentative from Liberty County
Senior Citizens will be at the
Hosford Center from 10:30 a.m.
until noon with information on
*Saturday, March 26 Sop-
choppy Opry Trip, call 643-2524
by 3 p.m. Monday, March 21 to
reserve seating.

Rocky Mountain splendor tour planned

by Merita Stanley.
The Jackson County Seniors
have a tour planned for July 10
through July 24 to the "Big Sky
Country" and to cross the "High-
way to the Sun" through Glacier
National Park.
They will visit Truman and
Eisenhower .Presidential Li-
brarys, Devil's Gulch, Ingalls'
Homestead (Little House on the
Prairie). Badland National Park,
. Black Hills. of South Dakota,.
. Jackson Hole,, WY,.,Mt,. Rush-'

more, Custer State Park, Crazy
Horse Monument, Yellowstone
National Park, (Montana cook-
out at a local dude ranch) Grand
Teton National Park, Little Big
Horn Memorial, Flaming Gorge
National Park, Cathedral on the
Plains and Branson, MO to see a
fantastic country music show.
For more information, call
Merita Stanley at 482-4799 for
an itinerary or .,stop. by.4469
Clinton St..in Marianna.



MARIANNA Johnnie B. (J.B.) Womble, 83,
S ; passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23,2005 at Calhoun-
: Liberty Hospital in Blountstown. He was born in
Jackson County and had lived there most of his life.
..I. was a retired sheet-metal worker at Tyndall Air
S.FoceBase in Panama City. He was a member of
S- Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Alliance Community
. i Jackson County and was a member of Masonic
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Womble of
Marianna; one son, Butch ,Womble and his wife,
Donna of Galloway, NJ; three sisters, Viola Vartti
of Hilliard, Florida Halley of Panama City and Ver-
gie Sims of Malone; three grandchildren and two
Services were held Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005 from
Poplar Head Baptist Church in Clarksville with Rev.
John Marvin Nichols officiating. Interment followed-
in Poplar Head Cemetery in Clarksville.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

ALTHA Anthoniy Ja-
cob Attaway, 18, passed
away Wednesday, Feb. 23,
2005 at Bay Medical Cen-
ter in Panama City. He \ as -
born in Panama City and ..c.
had lived in Calhoun Coun- '
ty all of his life. He was a
2004 graduate of Altha. He
worked in construction as a
welder's helper. He \\ as a member of Travelers Rest
Freewill Baptist Church in Clarksville.-
He w\as predeceased by his grandfather, George
Survivors include his mother, Michelle Waldroff
and step-father, Kenneth of Altha: his father. Andy
Atitau ay and.- step-mother-:L-ori of Clarksville;
three step-brothers. Christopher Nelson and Mi-
chael McDaniel both of We%\ abitchla and Devon
Waldroff ofAltha; one sister, Brianna Attaway of
Altha: one step-sister Austin Waldroff of Hosford;-
maternal grandmother. Hazel Walden of Clarksville;
-maternal great-grandmother, Lula Jane McCoy of
Blounts(to n: paternal grandmother, Thelma At-
taway, ofLouisiana; paternal grandfather, Charles
Attaway and his wife, Nell of Panama City; step-
grandparent, Charles: A. Waldroff and Dorothy
Da is of Altha, Jimmy and Joyce McDaniel of
We\\ahitchka: his girlfriend. Natalie States.
Services x\ere held Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005 at
Travelers Rest Freew ill Baptist Church in Clarks-
ville % ith Revs. Sha%\ n Williams and John Mar' in
Nichols officiating. Interment follow ed in Tra\ elers
Rest Cemetery in Clarksv ille. The 2004 Graduation
Class ofAlha High School were asked to serve as
Honorary Pallbearers.
Peat y Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

LAKE WALES Willie H. Thrasher, 84, passed
away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 in Lake Wales. He
was born in Plant City and was a former resident
of Clarksville. He was a WWII Combat Veteran
and a member of the American Legion Post 272 in
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Norma
Thrasher of Lake Wales; three daughters, Sandra
Parrish of Blountstown, Barbara Hill of Lake
Wales and Linda Dixon of Plant City; two sons,
Neil Thrasher of Clarksville and Bill Thrasher of
Phoenix, AZ.
Wales Funeral Home in Plant City was in charge
of the arrangements.

.: BRISTOL Andrei "Jim" Kilcrease, 69,
passed away Friday., Feb. 25, 2005 at his home.
He was born .in Fitzgerald, GA and had lived in
Liberty County for the past 35 years. He was a
Protestant and. was retired from the Army Corps
of Engineers, He was also a veteran serving in the
U.S. Air Force until 1960. He was a mason and an
avid fisherman..
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Kilcrease
. of Sumatra; four sons, Samuel Kilcrease of Pen-
sacola, Dana Kilcrease of Maine, David Kilcrease of
Robertsdale, AL and Jimmy Seratt of Jacksonville;
two daughters, Ellen Allen and Wendy Gardener,
both of Jacksonville; one brother, Alvin Kilcrease
of Valdosta, GA; five sisters, Sue, Judy, Sammie
Jamerson, Carolyn Harrell, and Gail Poole, all of'.:,
Valdosta, GA; seven grandchildren and three great-
great grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005 at
the Baptist Church in Sumatra with Rev. Samuel
Sullivan officiating. Interment followed in Sumatra
S-Cemetery in Sumatra. .....
Adams Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge
of the arrangements.

IRVING, TX Minnie S. Wellborn, 73, passed
away Friday, Feb. 25, 2005. She was born in Alli-
ance Community. She was a devoted wife, mother,
and friend. She retired in January 2002 from Taylor
Publishing Company.
Survivors include two sons, Murrell Lewis and
Jim Lewis;, two daughters, Tex Tubbs and Toni
Jones; several grandchildren and great-grandchil-
dren and other family members and friends.
Services will be held Friday, March 4, 2005 at
2 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church in
Altha, with the Ret erend Marvin Nichols officiat-
ing. Interment will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday, March 3
from 6-8 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Altha.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha is in charge of the

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'Why does God choose not to reveal
.our future? Why not lay out the big pic-
ture so we will know what to expect in
life? '
Following God -is like walking
across a field at night. It is pitch black
and you can't see anything in front of
you. The field has all kinds of obstacles.
There are bushes to run into, holes to
fall in, sticks to trip on, snakes to avoid,
and wild animals lurking about.
The way is hard, but you still have
to cross the field at night. God sup-
plies a flashlight. All the light will do
is shine enough to see the step in front
of you. When you- see the step in front
of you, you take that step and deal with
obstacles one at a time. You can't see
across the field and you can't possibly
know what lies ahead. But once you
take a step, you can see enough to take
another. By taking it one step at a time,
you cross the field. Then you can look
back and see how God equipped you to
handle every obstacle that was in the
Jesus said, "I have much more to
say to you, more than you can now bear
(NIV)." If we could look at our life as a
whole and know at once all of the trou-
ble and trials we have to face, we would
be tempted to shrink back away from
life. We would be afraid to live it.
God, in His wisdom and mercy, only
gives us what we can handle at the time.
He allows us to see far enough ahead to
take a single step. When. we take a step
in (aith, He reveals the next one.
One day we'find ourselves at the
end of life having made a successful
journey with the Lord. Who was it that
guided us every step of the way? The
Spirit of Truth indwelling the heart of
the believer lights our way.
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Dwarf flowering quince

provides winter color

I was traveling north of Milton
during late January when a splash
of orange caught my eye. "Name
the plant" is something that is
subconsciously done while driv-
ing .and this little shrub puzzled
me for a moment but only for
a moment.
The dwarf flowering quince
is a shrub that is not much seen
in Northwest Florida landscapes.
Older landscapes often included
at least one, but this is another
of those old time plants that we
seem to have unfortunately for-
gotten about. The plant is not rare
and is used much more frequently
in areas to our north.
Botanically the dwarf flower-
ing quince is Chaenomeles japon-
ica. It goes by several common
names including dwarf quince
and Maule's quince. This plant
should not be confused with the
larger growing quince species that
are grown for their fruit. There is
also another species of flo\\ering

by Daniel E.
Agent, Santa
Rosa County

quince that grows, to be a medium
sized shrub.
The dwarf flowering quince
could be useful in many local
landscapes. It is a dense small
growing shrub that grows to a
height of about three feet. It is
deciduous, meaning that it sheds
all of its leaves during the winter.
Flowering begins in mid winter
and lasts for several weeks. The
blossoms are aplge-like in size
and shape and are profusely borne
on bare stems well before new
leaves appear.
Dwarf flow ering quince should
not .be overlooked by flower ar-
rangers. Stems with mature buds
can be clipped and placed in water

where they will open indoors.
A search of local nurseries
should turn up a container grown
dwarf quince or two. They can be
used as small free-standing speci-
mens or en mass for winter color.
. Like most plants that flower
heavily, a site that provides high
light is best, but quince will grow
well in partial shade. It will also
grow under a wide range of soil
conditions though moist soil is
preferred. And, once established
don't worry about it freezing.
Quince is very cold hardy in our
NOTE: This is but one exam-
ple of the many deciduous shrub
species that are apparently being
overlooked as landscape plants for
our area. Local residents seem to
favor the broadleaved evergreens
- and there are some great choic-
es. However, many of the most
colorful plants are found among
the deciduous species.

Liberty County Emergency Food and Shelter
Board awarded over $5,000 in federal funds


LibertivCount\ has been cho-
seni to receive $5,024 to supple-,
ment emergency food and shelter
programs in the county.
The selection was made by a
National Board that is chaired by
Federal Emergency Management
Agency and consists of represen-
tatives fiom The Salvation .rmy;
American Red Cross; United
Jewish Communities: Catholic
Charities, USA; National Coun-
cil of the Churches of. Christ in
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America. The Local Board was
charged to distribute funds ap-
propriated by Congress to help
expand the capacity of food and
shelter programs in high-need.
areas around the country.
A Local Board will determine
how funds awarded to Liberty
County are to be distributed
among the emergency food and
shelter programs run by local
service agencies in the area.
The Local Board is responsible
for recommending agencies to

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receive these funds and any ad-
ditional funds available under this
phase of the program.
Under the terms of the grant
from the National Board, local
agencies chosen to receive funds
must: 1) be private voluntary non-
profits or units of government,
2) have an accounting system,
3) practice nondiscrimination,4)
have demonstrated the capability
to deliver emergency food and/or
shelter programs, and 5) if they
are a private voluntary organiza-
tion, they must have a voluntary
board. Qualifying Agencies are
urged to apply.
Liberty County has distributed
Emergency Food and Shelter
funds previously with Liberty
County Senior Citizens Asso-
ciation, Inc. Participating. This.
agencywas responsible for pro-
viding 2,048 meals.
Public or private voluntary
agencies interested in applying
for Emergency Food and Shelter
Program funds must contact Sue
Sorrell, P.O. Box 730 Bristol,
FL 32321 (850-643-5690) for
an application. The deadline,
for application to be received is
March 14.

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To 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.

Coffee and end table for $20 each.
Call 674-4475. 3-2,3-9

Furniture, maple trimmed couch;
$150 and recliner, $35. Call 643-
4335. 3-2,3-9

Orthopedic wheelchair, paid
$2,000 will sacrifice for $750; elec-
tric wheelchair, $1,000. Call 643-
4335., 3-2,3-9

Two carat diamond ring, two
layers, must see, selling appraisal
$4,300, will sell for$ 2,600. Call 674-
2720:. 3-2,3-9

Cosco toddler seat, 5 point har-
ness seat belt clip, arm rest, head
pillow, $30; black metal futon bed,
$75. Call 643-2091.. 3-2,3-9

Old brass chandelier, works,
mounting plate for ceiling, $20. Call
643-3908.. 3-2, 3-9

End tables, matching, glass tops,
trimmed in beautiful wood, $20
each; matching coffee table, needs
glass, $100. Call 762-3477.
3-2, 3-9

Genuine leather jacket, black,
greatfor bike weekin Daytona, size
.. medium, excellent condition, $70.
Call 762-347.7.,. o -: 2 3-9

Antique dining table, solid wood,
-.with drop in leaf, French provincial
with fruitwood top, seats 6, $60. Call
762-3477. 3-2, 3-9

Nursing assistant's textbook,
Mosby's 5th edition, work book and
notes, helpful to get CNA certifica-
tion $25. Call 762-3477. .:. -,

-Whitney piano. For more informa-
tion, please call 674-4029. 3-2, 3-9-

GE refrigerator/freezer, side by
side. has water, crushed ice and ice
cubes through nme door, excellent
condition. $400. Call 379-9495.

539 IMT tractor, 5 ft. Brown bush
hog and 7ft. disc all for $5,000. Call
643-5830. :-

Stair Stepper for $25 or best.offer.
S Call 379-8583. 3-2, 3-9

Recliner, brand new, light tan. $250.
Call 643-5696. :,

Hewlett Packard desk jet 952
printer, mint condition, has ink car-
tridges, $50. Call 265-5373.

Berber carpet, white, three rolls,
$200 or best offer. Call 674-6104.
3-2, 3-9'

Wireless speakers for $25 or best
Soier. Call 674-6104. :

Ceiling fans, five, for best offer,
Call 674-6104. 3-2,3-9

Kodak 6000 printer dock for $100
or best offer. Call 674-6104.

Prom dresses, size 14-16, black
bottom with gold sequin top, for $45;
Ri7P '.; w itIh drp p i lirni l tt1+Ui ,

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.,
2-23, 3-2
Infant car seat, rear facing, good
condition, $15. Call 643-1178 after 6
p.m. or leave a message. 2-23, 3-2

Rototiller, TroyBilt, 5.5 OH\
190, $300. Call 762-4815.

Life Styler treadmill, 11/2 -
monitor, make an offer. C
8757 and leave message

G5 Kirby vaccum, all attack
included, $600 or best off
762-8757 and leave a mes

Antique German furnitu
end tables, coffee table, anm
cabinet, real good shape,
ably priced. Call 674-81
leave a message.

Frigidaire washing ma
heavy duty, two speed, ten
works great, $125. Call 614"

Whirlpool dryer, extra large
ity, 3 cycle, works greal, $1;
643-4956. -
Frigidare washer for $40. F
information please stop by
NE Pine St., Blountstown.
Amana wringer washer. F
information please stop by
NE Pine St., Blountstown.

Air conditioner, 25,000 BTI
four large rooms, $150. C.
Murray power mower with
and Straton engine, $25. C
Honey Bee equipment for s
more information call 643-5

Pioneer CD player, lop of
'with amp and speaker, $4(

Walnut chest and dresser
Call 674-6142.

Ducane 31/2 ton contained
year old, with heal and air,
with thermostat. breaker, w
one box of tubing, $1.400 fii

Rainsoft water purifier, lil
price negotiable. Call 762-E

Trash bag of.girls size 8-1:
and size 10. shirts for $20 a
$25 for both; one bag of w
pants 8-10 and shirts sm
medium lor $10. Call 643-93
3 p.m. ;

Ladies diamond ring. 10
heart cluster, paid $250 askir
or best offer. Call 674-3059

size n-~ wim aeep purple o om, .
backless, top has black velvet, string Atlanta Works,- cast' iron, -wood
of pearls for the neckline, brand new ing hea $100. Call 674-
for $45'. Call 674-5753. .--. 41 9 '",*,' ,-"*., .....
i , :, ,,.'4j,39. ;] J -l,, 2-23,3-.2

Leaf blower, works great for $30.
Call 643-4956. 2-23,3-2

Entertainment center, asking $25.
Call 643-4956 2-23, 3-2

1995 Mustang, teal with blue pearl
in the paint job, V6,5 speed, AM/FM,
CD player, good tires, grey interior,
good condition, dependable, daily
driver, asking $4,500 negotiable.
Call 674-2255 and leave a mes-
sage. 3-2, 3-9

ippuie 2001 Olds Alero, V8, four door,
all 762- diamond white, leather, moon roof,
-. 40,000 miles, luxury ride, sharp,
2-2-2 $18,000. Call 674-5381 and ask
hments for Barbara. 3-2, 3-9
er. Call
sage. 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Lar-
2-23,3-2 edo, V8, 4x4, cassette and 10 disc
CD player, power windows and
re, two seats, sunroof, tow package, cloth
d China interior, black in color, automatic,
reason- tinted windows, cruise control, retail
35 and value$11,950 asking $10,500. Call
2-23,3-2 643-2091. 3-2, 3-9

ching, 1998 GMCZ-71, black, 4x4, regular
chy cab, step-side, 5.7 liter,.automatic,
cycles, AC, power windows and locks, AM/
3-4956. FM cassette, CD, excellent cloth
2-23, 3-2 interior, aluminum tool box, sides
capac- and tailgate cover, flow master ex-
25. Callpac haust, good tires, towing package,
2-5.3l 3- asking $8;000 or best -offer. Call
2-23,32 379-3046. 3-2, 3-9
or more
20931 1991 Chevrolet 1500, utility body,
233-2 runs good, $2.500 of best offer. Call
2-23,3- 4-214. -274923-
or more
20931 1993 Chevy Corsica, will sell or
2-23,3-2 trade. Call 670-4458. 3-2,3-9
U, cools 1984 Ford F250 for $800. Call 670-
all 762- 4458. 3-2,3-9
2-23,3-2 1997 F350 Crew Cab Duallie,
i Briggs power stroke diesel, automatic
all 762- transmission, powersteering, pow-
er brakes, electric windows, cruise
2-23, control, air conditioning, aluminum
ale.For wheels, 'rhino lining, stainless
5250. running boards, gooseneck hitch,
2-23,3-2 also receiver hitch, white great
tow vehicle, good condition, asking
the line $13,500. Call 762-3937. 3-2,3-9
00. Call
S::.3-2 .1990 Chevrolet S10 Blazer, two
door. For more information call
r $600. 674-4029. 3-2,3-9

ask for

1994 S10 pickup accessories,
front grill, back bumper with trailer
hitch, corner pieces; Euro taillights
paid $129, asking $100 for every-
thing. Call 643-2225. 3-2, 3-9

1985 Volvo Station Wagon, one
owner, heat, air, over drive, cruise
control, new tires, 275,000 miles,
ready to go, $3,000. Call 643-
5774. 3-2,3-9

1997 LincolnTown Car, signature
series, one owner, top'condition,
loaded, 153,000 miles, $5,900. Call
643-5774. 3-2, 3-9

1986 Mercedes 190E, red, 4 door,
cruise control, sun roof, air and
heat, leather, needs transmission,
61,000 miles. Call 524-6748 or 539-
1385. 3-2, 3-9

1988 Chevy Blazer, excellent
condition, $1,100. Call 643-2994.
3-2, 3-9

Four Chevrolet wheels and tires,
off of a 2003 Z71, 265/75 R16, $400.
Call 762-2118. 3-2, 3-9

Four heavy wheels, aluminum, six
lug, $100. Call 762-2118. 3-2,3-9

1997 Mercury Marquis, 50,000,
miles, leather, all power, $5,000 or
best offer. Call 762-8757 and leave
a message.. 2-23,3-2

1995 Dodge Caravan SE, fully
loaded, plush interior, seats seven
with removable seats, factory tinted.
windows, power windows and mir-
rors, new tires, struts and shocks;
CD player, needs transmission
work, $2,100. Call 762-3477.

1997 Chevrolet 1500, work body,
$2,500 or best offer. Call 643-9214
or 643-8492. 2-23, 3-2

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.
2-23, 3-2

Rims and tir'- 1" 75-16 Wran-
gler MTR SOL-0 3"x12" six lug
rims, $45C ...all 674-4771.
2-23, 3-2

William's Home
"No Job Too Big or Small"
License & Insured, contractor & roofer
Concrete ',,'.- 1rn :. ps ,,
pressure .:Ining /\
renovaticnr -.an i -
gutter, painhi *.ril ri
& screen, en- l.. ure .-i r,
Call 674-8092 uFN

Stump grinding

Reasonable rates
Free estimates

Chris Nissley

Decks Pole Barns
House Framing & Garages
Wood & Vinyl Siding
Tin Roofing ,
Bathroom Remodeling ,
Concrete Work
Call 674-3458 .. "

In Bristol
2 and 3BR mobile
homes, central heat & air
Mobile home lots.
In Blountstown
1-room efficiency,.......
utilities included.

Phone 643-7740

1, 2 &3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
Rental Assistance

Call (850) 674-4202
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.

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1992 Chevy Blazer, 4x4, needs
some work, $700 or best offer. Call
762-3152. 2-23, 3-2

1989 Dodge Dakota pickup, body
is in good shape, motor runs good,
needs rear end work, $1,800. Call
762-3152. 2-23,3-2

1996 Toyota Tacoma extended
cab, green with god stripe across
bottom, take over payments. Call
379-8118. 2-23,3-2

1995 Hyundia Elantra, needs
some work, asking $1,000 or best
offer. Call 379-3761. 2-23, 3-2

1984 Chevy Silverado, long wheel
base, body rough, running gear,
excellent condition, $800. Call 762-
8882 after 3 p.m.. 2-23,3-2

1978 Chevy, 4x4, $900. Call 379-
9496. 2-23,3-2

1979 Ranchero topper. For more
information call 762-3633. 2-23:3-2

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 yard sale every,
Public is invited.
Col. James W; Copeland
18098 NW Counry Rd. 12
Phone: 643-7740

NEW IN BOXES. Headboard,
frame, dresser, mirror, chest,
nightstand. $595. 850-222-9879
Mattress set: New king pillow-'
top mattress and base. In
original plastic, factory
warranty, $295. 850-222-2113
box, never used. Sacrifice
$295. 850-222-7783
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.
$300. 850-222-2113
Leather Sofa suggested list
$1400. 100% new, sell $500.


Additional runs of the same ad (more than 2 weeks) are $2 per
week and must be paid in advance. We do not bill for classified.

1976 Mazda, for parts, best offer.
Call 674-6142. 2-23, 3-2

1999 Chevrolet Silverado, CD
player, tinted windows, tilt steering,
cloth seats, white in color, $8,900 or
best offer. Call 643-2205. 2-23,3-2

7K car haulerand 6xl 6 utility trailer
with gate. For more details call 674-
4285.- .2-23,3-2

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. 2-9T.3-9
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1992Yamaha 1300, Venture Royal,
excellent condition, asking $3,000.
Call 379-3078. 3-2, 3-9

ATV Super Swamper tires, four.
Call 379-3046 for more details.
3-2, 3-9

1999 F150

Regular Cab

PL,-SC/TW, 47,000
miles $9,650.'


2004Yamaha 350, blue, automatic
transmission, less than 10 hours,
$3,200. Call 524-6748 or 539-
1385. 3-2,3-9

1986 Mariner, 30 hp boat motor,
runs great, $400 or best offer. Call
762-2118. 3-2,3-9

Fisherman by Sportcraft, 151/2 ft.
boat, has walkthrough window, 200
dx Hummingbird fish depth finder,
Johnson 48 SPL motor, magic tilt
trailer, Minn Kota extreme trolling
motor, $2,000 firm. Call 643-4337 or
447-1286. 2-23.3-2

1996 Polaris 780, waverunner. Call
762-8566 or 762-8881. 2-23, 3-2

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

2001 Toyota
Tacoma Ext. Cab,
4x4, AC, Sliding
window,- Brush
guard, Tool Box,
Step bars, $13,995.

call arra

Rodney Miller's Bonded

Lawn Service Insured
Residential Commercial Year 'round Service

Reasonable rates!
Home 643-4267 Cell 643-6589 "Free. &,;mre..

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Ferrett, female, very tame, child
friendly, comes with everything
needed for care; like new, 3 story
cage retails for $175; both for $200
or best offer. Call 674-1997.
3-2, 3-9

Schnauzer mix puppy, female,
brown, medium size, free to a good
home. Call 674-4405. 3-2, 3-9

Game chickens, $2.50for hens and
$5 for roosters: Call 379-3078.
3-2, 3-9

Puppies, outside mixed breeds,
one golden lab mix dog and one
chow mix, free to a good home.
Call 762-8566. 3-2,3-9

Quarter horse gelding, strawberry
roan, stop by and see-at 19677 SW
'Barfield Rd. in Blountstown or call.
674-6142. 3-2, 3-9

Turkeys and peacocks. For more-
information please call 674-8939
call after 5 p.m.(CT). 3-2, 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. GCall' 643'-
2303(night) or 508-4722(day).
2-23, 3-2

Domesticated doves, ring neck,
cinnamon and pied. For more infor-
mation call 674-3532. 2-23, 3-2

Black lab puppy, five months old,
male, full blooded, no papers, shots
and wormed, $50. Call 762-3724.
2-23, 3-2

1999 F150
Supercab XLT
Flareside, 5.4L,
V8, AT, Towing
Package, PW/PL,

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Pit bull puppies, different blood
lines available, price negotiable.
Call 762-3275 and ask for Mike.
2-23, 3-2

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

1988 Syklark Parkmodel travel
trailer, 35 ft., with AC, partially fur-
nished, $4,500. Call 643-4335.
3-2, 3-9

1992 Coachman Catalina travel
trailer, 24ft. long, in mint condition.
Call 762-3733 or 209-2242.

Wanted: Diamond plated toolbox
that fits full size 1996 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: anychurchthat is planning
a trip to the Holy Land. Please call
379-3078 and ask for Betty.
... .. 2-23;,3-2

Wanted: Junk cars and trucks, any
condition, no charge for removal.
Call 762-8459. 2-2T. 4-6

2002 F150 Crew
5.4L, V8, PW/PL,

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*BRISTOL, OLD HOME PLACE 2BR/1BA, block, very nice approximately one acre lot,
excellent location in town, only $45,000 SOLD
*BLOUNTSTOWN super nice 4BR/3BA brick, $170,000 SOLD
*ORANGE 2004 Singlewide, slept in 2 or 3 times, refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer, nice
partial fenced lot with a fantastic new 2 car shop/garage with metal roof, only $59,900.
*HWY. 20 E 2BR/2BA.each side DUPLEX, finish tiiN, live in one side and rent the other
one acre lot.
*BOYD ST. 3BR and 1 1/2BA, brick, central air/heat one car garage 85x125 ft. lot, asking
"MAIN ST. beautiful briclcedar house on lake, only 124,900. SOLD
'WOODMAN RD. 1.61 acres, old trailer, good deck "selling as is" borders creek asking
*JACKSON CO. .44 acres with barn and pond 130,000. UNDER CONTRACT
*LIBERTY CO. 2BR/1 BA, county home wiht one acre, $28,000 UNDER CONTRACT
*HWY.333 very nice, 2BR/2BA1996 Singlewide, central heat and air, appliances, one acre
lot with oaks and a big fenced garden area $45,000.
*BRISTOL Brick 3BR/1 BA, centrallheat and air, refrigerator, stove and dish washer, fenced
back yard, asking $65,000. NEW LISTING
*HW. 73 older frame 3BR/1 BA house on one fenced acre-asking $40,000 U
*Bther listings available, land tractn, commercial lots, buildings, houses, and trailers,

Summerwind Subdivision

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.

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Lost: Chocolate lab puppy, 10
weeks old, answers to Buster, miss-
ing around Shelton corner area and
Hwy.73B. Call 762-3312. 3-2, 3-9

1999 Doublewide, 3 BR, fireplace
. never used, garden tub, sliding
glass doors, on one acre fenced
with stocked pond in front and lots of
trees and landscaping, one 20'x20'
building, one 6'x10' building, small
shed and 12'x20'carport. Call 379-
8583. 3-2, 3-9

Brick house, 3BR/2BA, on large
lot in Altha, walking distance to
town, city utilities, $98,000. Call
762-8586. 2-23, 3-2

Log housefor sale by owner, 18204
Roy Golden Rd., two bedrooms,
1 bath, kitchen, dining area, liv-
ing/family room, large closets, two
porches, central heat and air. Call
674-5963 or785-1476. 1-19T.3-16

DOH partners to prevent rape, promote awareness

by distributing calling cards to Spring Breakers

Florida Department of Health
(DOH), in partnership with the
Florida Council Against Sexual
Violence (FCASV), announced
its plan to combat forcible sex-
offenses during spring break fes-
tivities. The plan includes dis-
tributing telephone calling cards
that promote rape awareness,
prevention information and vic-
tim services.
"Spring break is a time when
some students drink more alco-
hol and are in unfamiliar envi-
ronments, both of which can add
to the risk of sexual assault,"
said DOH Women's Health Of-
ficer Nancy Humber, M.S.N.,
A.R.N.P. "Through this cam-
paign, we hope to open the line
of, communication to improve
rape awareness, offer an easily-
accessible source of victim ser-

vices for anyone who may need
it and reduce the incidence of
sexual offenses."
Over 6,100 forcible sex of-
fenses were reported in the first
half of 2004, according to the
Florida, Department of Law
Enforcement's Uniform Crime
Report Offense Data. Approxi-
mately 80 percent of sexual as-
saults occur while either the vic-
tim or perpetrator is under the
influence of drugs or alcohol.
The Journal of American Col-
lege Health (JACH) reports a
significant increase in alcohol
consumption by college students
while on spring break. Accord-
ing to the JACH, the average
male has 18 drinks per day and
the average female consumes
10 drinks per day during spring
As part of the campaign

against rape, 47 hotels have
partnered with the DOH Sexual
Violence Prevention Program
to distribute 40,000 calling card
key chains, providing 15 min-
utes of free telephone service
each. Those who call to activate
the cards' hear a message about
sexual violence prevention, and
are ,given toll-free numbers for
local rape crisis centers that of-
fer confidential victim services
and prevention education.
As college-age travelers visit
Florida hotels for spring break in
March, a calling card key chain
will be given to guests at par-
ticipating hotels in Panama City
Beach, Daytona Beach, Miami's
South Beach and Key West. Lo-
cal radio stations will also dis-
tribute cards during spring break
The campaign marks the fifth

year of a continuing statewide
sexual violence prevention effort
by DOH and FCASV. The cam-
paign targets females and males
ages 15 to 22, and is designed to
educate the public about sexual
violence, provide prevention tips
and offer help for rape victims.
For more information on
sexual violence prevention and
recovery services for survivors,
visit the Florida Council Against
Sexual Violence website at
www.fcasv.org, or call 1-888-
956-RAPE (7273).
For more information, visit
.the DOH at www.doh.state.fl.us.

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Yard Sale, March 4&5, 7 a.m. to
12 p.m., located between Altha and
Blountslown on Hwy. 275, look for
signs and balloons, items include
crafts. stamping items, lots of
clothes, collectable apple items, lots
of miscellaneous, cancel if it rains.
Phone 762-2528. 3-2

Multi-family yard sale. Saturday,
March 5, 9 a.m. to1- p.m. on the
~rmerone 11th Sireet and Calhoun
St.,;one block from Hungry Howies
in Blountstown: clothes from infant
to adults, indoor and outdoor toys.
household items, nic nacs. jewelry,
car seats, shoes, books and other
miscellaneous items. Cancel if it
rains. Phone 379-3046. a-

Yard Sale, 20757 NE Kelly St.,
Blountstown, including new items,
seven days a week. Phone 674-
5753. 3-2,3-9

HugeYard Sale, March 4&5 from 7
Sa.m. to 3 p.m. on Blackbottom Rd..
including clothes, shoes, jewelry,
dishes, whatnots, VCR's radio,
recliner;: rocker, cancel itfit rains.
Phone 762-8183.' 3-21

Moving Sale. two families. March
4&5 from 7 a.m. until, lake Hwy. 71
S. past City Lquors first house on
left(two story blue and white house).
includes some furniture, dishes.
handmade quilts. '04 model Kirby
vacuum with all attachments some
never used, adult sized clothes.
kids clothes all sizes and much
more. -

Annual Rummage Sale. March
S 5, 8, 10 thru 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 4
p.m.(CT) at the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement at the Frink gym, half off
sale March 11 and bag sale March
12. Call 674-2777. .:

Moving Sale, March 5&6 at 11277
SW Post Office Rd.(behind Clarks-
,, ville Post Office). including nouse-
hold goods, lamps, tables, sewing
machine, Casio keyboard. Phone

Yard Sale, Saturday, March 12
starting at 8 a.m. from Ihe corner of
Bowden Rd. and 274 inAllha: items
S. including children's clothing. Call
762-9620. 23-2, 3-9

Yard Sale, Saturday, March 5 from
S8a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Altha
S hqorcn of,God in th felowhip hall.
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We provide: Boarding Groominrg Pet Pickup/Delivery Pet Foods/
Supplies* Preventive Healthcare Programs -plus many more services.

14 area high schools competed in Chipola college's Fifteenth Annual Throssell Litera-
ture/Language Festival. Speech award winners are, from left: honorable mentions, Ali-
sha Perdue of Altha High School and Allison Owens of Blountstown High School; third
place, Angela Rees of Sneads High School; second place, Jessi Collins of Graceville
High School; first place, Kristen Baker of Blountstown High School.

Chipola's literature/language winners

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MARIANNA-Some 100 stu-
dents from 14 area high schools
competed in writing, reading,
speech, oral interpretation, lit-
erature, humanities, grammar,
and foreign language contests at
Chipola College on Feb. 18.
The occasion iwas the Fif-
teenth Annual Throssell Litera-
ture/Language Festival hosted by
Chipola's Literature/Language
Department. The purpose of the
festival is to recognize and en-
courage academic excellence.
Prizes were awarded to first,
second and third places, as well
as two honorable mentions, in
,each. category. The winner of
the President's Reading Contest
received a special medallion as
well as a cash award.
Contest winners from partici-
pating schools are listed below.
President's Reading Award-
Gearni Britt of Graceville High.
Writing: first-Adam Harpool
of Blountstown High; second-
Anthony Bennett of Marianna
High; third-Robert -Comer-
ford of Chipley-High; honorable
mentions-Kimberly Burkett of
Bethlehem High and William
Duke of ChipleN High.
Speech: .first-Kristen Baker
of Blountstown High; second-
Jessi Collins of Graceville High;

AF j .'
AWARD -- Some 100 students from 14 area high schools
competed in Chipola College's Fifteenth Annual Throssell
Literature/Language Festival. Writing award winners are,
from left: honorable mentions, William Duke of Chipley
High School and Kimberly Burkett of Bethlehem High
School; second place, Anthony Bennett of Marianna High
School; first place, Adam Harpool of Blountstown High
School. Not pictured is third place, Robert Comerford of
Chipley High School.

third-Angela Rees: of Sneads
High; honorable mentions-Al--
lison Owens of Blountstown
High and Alisha Perdue of Altha
Oral Interpretation: first-
Valery Jones of Blountstown
High; second-Karisa Olds of
Graceville High. third-Chris
Calton of Marianna High; honor-
able mentions-Steven Blighton

of Jackson Academy and Jacque
Smelcer of Vernon High.
Literature: first-- Jonathan
Legare. of Vernon High; sec-
ond-Kelly Blighton of Mari-
anna High; third-John Martin
of Marianna High; honorable
mentions-Ralph" Clark of
Blountstown and Chris Springer
of Cottondale High.
Humanities: first- Treyson
Sanders of Blountstown High;
second-Anthony Bennett of
Marianna High; third-Daniel
Carter of Chipley High; honor-
able mentions-Jesse Hill of
Blountstown High and Rick
Marshall of Vernon High.
Grammar: first-Andrea Rog-
ers of Sneads High; second-
Clint Capps of Blountstownr
High; third-Kimberly Burkett
of Bethlehem High; honor-
able mentions-Felicia Burch
of Bethlehem High and Mandy
Bontrager of Marianna High.
Foreign Language Contest:
first Elba Regalado of Liberty
County High; second Adam
Harpool of Blountstown High;
third Miguel Maus of Cotton-
dale High; honorable mentions
- Eileen Tracy of Vernon High
and John Starnes of Marianna

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UF helps Panhandle farmer grow satsuma oranges as alternative crop

MARIANNA In heart of
the Florida Panhandle hun-
dreds of miles north of other cit-
rus production areas in the state
Mack Glass is growing cold-
hardy Satsuma oranges and says
Jackson County could regain its
title as the Satsuma Capital of
the World. -
"Back in the early '1900s, be-.
fore a 1935 freeze wiped out the
3,000-acre citrus crop in the Pan-
handle, our county was known
as the Satsuma Capital of the
World, and annual Satsuma fes-
tivals in 1928 and 1929 attracted
35,000 people," said Glass, who
is growing five acres of the Man-
darin orange on his farm near
He expects to harvest his first
crop of oranges in fall 2005 and
said two other Jackson County
growers Nolan Daniels and
Herman Laramore are also
planning to start commercial
production of the orange.
Glass said he expects brisk
local sales of the tasty orang-
es, particularly -at fund-raising
events for churches and schools.
His Satsuma crop flowers in late
April, and early May, and fruit.
can be harvested from mid-Oc-
tober through the second week
of November.
A partner and manager of the.
Cherokee Ranch of North Flor-
ida Ltd. in Jackson County, he
began growing Satsuma oranges
about three ears ago to diversi-
fy his farming operation. He said
the idea to grow Satsumas came
from Wayne Sherman, a profes-
sor of horticulture with the-Uni-
versity of Florida's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences
in Gainesville.
"It's no secret that we're hav-
ing some marketing problems
here in the Panhandle because
the new federal farm program
has lowered target prices for tra-
ditional crops 'such as corn, pea-
nuts and soybeans," Glass said.
"Peanuts used to be our main
crop, generating about $780 per.
ton, but now we're getting about
$335 per ton."
He said weather and pest con-
trol are the onIb challenges they
face in producing Satsuma or-
anges, bui these hax e been large-
ly sol\ ed with the help of UF re-
-search and extension experts.
"What makes us optimistic
about growing Satsuma oranges
in the Panhandle is that we now
have production technologies
from UF that simply did not ex-
ist back in the early 1900s or
even 20 years ago," Glass said.
"We came through several freez-
es this year without any damage
to our trees, thanks to a micro-
irrigation s. stem that puts out
24 gallons of water per hour for
freeze protection."
He is working closely with
George Hochmuth, director of
UF's North Florida Research and
Education Center in Quincy, and
Ed Jowers, UF Jackson County
extension director, to solve vari-
ous cold protection, pest' control
...-' and other production-problems: -

Glass said -the Florida Au-
tomated Weather Network
(FAWN), which provides real-
time weather data 24 hours daily
to producers around the state,
helps him keep track of ap-
proaching cold fronts and sched-
ule his irrigation system to pre-
vent freeze damage.

John Jackson, a UF Lake ville every 15 minutes. The net- metric pressure, leaf wetness
County extension agent who work includes monitoring sta- and solar radiation, he said.
helped establish FAWN in 1997, tions near Marianna. Growers and others who are-
said the weather, network now The stations measure tem- interested in the weather data
covers the entire state with 33 peratures at two, six and 30 feet can access the system 24 hours
stations, linked to computers at
UF in GaineSVille. Each solar- above ground, and soil tempera- daily by telephone at (352) 846-
UF inGainesville. Each solar-
powered station collects weather ure, wind speed and direction, 3100 or the FAWN Web site:
data and transmits it to Gaines- rainfall, relative humidity, baro- http://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu/

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