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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 16, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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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.
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Calhoun court

visitors annoyed

by security stops
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Calhoun County Courthouse Bailiff Tony
Phin ney takes his job seriously. Unfortunately,
not everyone who walks into his courtroom
feels the same way as he guides them through
the metal detector, confiscates their pocket
knives and searches their bags.
"I didn't kill anybody. I'm up here serving
my civic duty," is what one impatient juror told
him Monday.
While jurors didn't indicate any concerns to
him over Friday's tragic courtroom shooting in
Atlanta that left three dead and later claimed a
fourth \ ictim at his home, it was on Phiiine' 's
mind all day.
"I do all the security screening for everyone
that comes into the courtroom," he said. One
of the first things he did when he took the job
last April was increase the sensitivity on the
metal detector. '
The machine is there to alert him of hidden
knives, guns or other possible weapons. It can
also be tripped by many other e\ ern da\ items
See CALHOUN COURTHOUSE page 12

Plans speed up for

tighter security at

Liberty Courthouse
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
"We've been a little lax but we see that times
are changing." admits Major Donnie Conyers of
the Liberty County Sheriff s Department, speak-
ing about the level of security at the courthouse
in Bristol.
In the aftermath of Friday's deal\ shooting in
Atlanta. Ga. that left three dead in the courtroom
and later claimed a fourth victim at his home,
authorities are taking another look at how things
are managed in courtrooms across the country.
.Like Calhoun County, the courthouse in
Bristol has a large walk-through metal detector
at the courtroom entrance. And while Calhoun
County makes frequent use of the machine, it
remains idle'in the Bristol courtroom.
"The\ sent it to us without training," Coni el
said before adding that now, "We're getting all
See LIBERTY COURTHOUSE page 12


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Mitzi Whitfield was all smiles as she was crowned Miss Altha
at the annual pageant held Saturday at the Allha School
gym. A few of the younger winners like Katie Cox deti,
the new Little Miss Altha shed a few tears after learning
they had won in their categories. For more on the program,
please see page 13. LESLIE OWINGS PHOTOS


Three charged after meth


lab found in
by Teresa. Eubanks, Journal Editor
Three people including two women arrested more
than eight months ago on similar charges are facing
methamphetamine charges after a lab set up to produce
the illegal and highly-addictive drug was raided last
week by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.
The sheriff's department servedd a search warrant on
'the home of Susan NllanmnIg. located -.t i-.4tl NE Bay
Street in Blounisto" n, on March 8 where they discov-
ered the makings of a meth lab in a shed and a storage
building. They also found marijuana and methamphet-


Blountstown
amine, along with a variety of drug paraphernalia, after
searching her home, her vehicle and her purse, according
to a news release from Investigator Michael Bryant.
Manning, 32, was charged with manufacturing meth-
amphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with
intent to sell, possession of listed chemicals, possession
of drug paraphernalia and possession of a Schedule 11
narcotic.
Margaret Durham, also 32, was charged with posses-
sion of methamphetamine.
See METH LAB continued inside on page 2


Speeding driver rams LCSO patrol car 3 times before crashing


by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Edilor
A Panama City man is facing a long
list of charges after racing through Lib-
erty County last week at speeds topping
100 mph and slamming into a deputy'-
patrol car three times.
Although deputies halted their pursuit
before the driver left Liberts Count\.
Richard Duane Joins, 24. continued on
at a high rate of speed into Gadsden
County, where he was ejected %v hen the
car went off the road and overturned. He
was taken by ambulance to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital.
Deputies gave the following account


of the pursuit in their incident reports:
Deputy Jamie Shiver \v.a on patrol
around 11:15 p.m. March 8 when he
clocked an eastbound 1993 Oldsmobile
tra% eling 70 miles an hour through a 35-
mph zone along State Road 20.
When Shi er acti% ated his patrol lights,
the car pulled into the LCHS parking lot
As the deputy\ pulled up behind it. the
driver pulled back onto State Road 20
and fled at a high rate of speed.
With Shiver in pursuit, the driver
crossed the center line se eral times while
reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph.
See CRASH continued on page 12


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Also'arrested was Joseph
Bracewell, 27, who was charged
with manufacturing metham-
phetamine, possession of listed
chemicals, possession of drug
paraphernalia and possession of
methamphetamine:.- His bond
was set at $15,000.
Both women are being held
without bond. The two were
arrested last year on meth manu-
facturing and possession charges.
Last November, they v. ere placed
on five years' probation. Each.
woman will also be charged with
a probation violation.
While searching the Manning's
property, deputies discovered a
partiallN -buried freezer in a shed.
Inside the freezer, they found
muriatic acid, iodine, acetone,
Hydrogen peroxide, denatured
alcohol, lighter fluid and a mason
jar with alcohol.
In a storage building, officers
located an ice chest with five liq-
uid-filled mason jars, a soft drink
bottle with flammable liquid,
Pyrex dishes and razor blades.
Two of the mason jars contained
a bi-layer liquid testing positive
for traces of meth. The remaining
three jars ,;ere filled with flam-
mable liquids.
Also found in the storage
building were two Ziplock bags
of meth as well as numerous other
items relating to meth production,-
including red phosphorus, iodine ..
crystals, pieces of rubber hose,
razor blades, Red Devil lye, hot.
plates, denatured alcohol, muri-
atic acid, a one pound container
of a cutting agent known as MSM
and two pickle jars that contained
ephedrine pills wrapped in cof-
fee filters soaking in denatured
alcohol.
Earlier in their search, deputies
went through Manning's purse
and found a match box with two
Ziplock bags containing meth,
a Ziplock bag of MSM cutting
agent, 20 hydrocodone pills arid
other pills.


Woman sought

after tearing
door off hinges
Criminal mischief charges are
pending against a woman who
became so enraged after she was
unable to use a food stamp card-
that she tore the door off the
hinges at.a Bristol Convenience
Store last week.
According to a report from the
Libert. County Sheriff's Office,
a \roman identified by the store
o\ ner as Nikki Vaught pulled up
to the BP station in Bristol around
6:20 p.m. Friday.
The woman went inside and at-
tempted to make a purchase \ ith
a food stamp card but was unable
to enter a valid pin number. The
store owner said Vaught began
shouting obscenities throughout
the store before storming out. As
she left, she yanked the door and
pulled it off its hlunges.
Damages were estimated at
$500. ...- -


ABOVE: A partially-buried freezer was used to store items used in the
process of making methamphetamine. BELOW: Other items investigators
say were used to make meth at a Blountstown home.


A sinall container holding a
rock form of meth along with
plastic straws and a pipe shaped
out of tin foil was found in
Manning's vehicle.
In her bedroom, two sandwich
bags of marijuana were discov-
ered along with the following.
items: a brown glass vial with
meth, scales, plastic straws,


spoon, scissors, tin foil and small
Ziplock bags used to package
meth. Two more Ziplock bags
with meth were located in the liv-
ing room, along with more straws
and razor blades.
The case was worked by Inves-
tigator Michael Bryant and depu-
.ties Nick Keller, Jared Nichols
and Chris Porter.


Woman charged with stabbing

man twice during altercation
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Blountstown woman has been charged with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon after a man was stabbed twice during a dispute
father home Sunday.
The injured man, who was taken to the emergency room at Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital before being transferred to Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital, is also facing two charges of battery, according to a report
from the Blountsto\% n Police Departifient.
Officer Eddie Dalton investigated the Sunday morning altercation.
which occurred at Lockwood Avenue residence shared by Corey Mc-
Cullough, 34, and Kinanna Scott, 21.
Scott told Dalton. that she and McCullough were asleep when
Seneca L. Addison, 21, .came to their home and started beating on
the door around 8:51 a.m. When she opened the door. Addison asked
for McCullough, who was standing behind her. When M IcCullough'
stepped onto the porch, Addison demanded to know'\\ hy he'd taken
"my dope and gun," according to Dalton's report. When McCullough
denied ha\ ing the items, an angry Addison responded, "someone
could die o'er this -"-."
-McCullough then turned to go into the house when Addison hit
him in the back of the head with his elbow, which caused the side of
his head to hit the house, Scott said.- .
She gave the following account of what happened next: As the-
t% o mein were fighting. Addison began calling to his brother to help
him. Addison hit Scott in the mouth with his fist as she tried to pull
him offMcCullough. Scott then grabbed a knife on the porch and
stabbed Addison in the back twice. Addison's brother and another
man then separated everyone, but Addison managed to reach out and
hit Scott in the mouth again.
Addison, who was bleeding from the wounds to his back, met the
officer at the police station and asked him to call an ambulance.
Scott was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Charges.are pending against Addison 0n two counts of battery.


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CALHOUN COUNTY
March 7: B.J. Tolley, aggravated assault with firearm,
possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 8: Thomas Charles Dawsey, FTA, criminal mis-
chief; Ernest Snowden, FTA Leon Co.; Jessica Battles,
VOCC; Angela Howard, VOCR; Shane Black, FTA; Shannon
Kent, VOP (state); Tracey Brown, VOP (state): Jesse Man-
ning, FTA; Juan Vazquez, holding for Hillsborough; Margaret
Durham, VOP; Susan Manning, VOP; Joseph Bracewell,
possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug para-
phernalia, possession of listed chemicals, manufacturing
meth; David Cooner, VOP.(state).
March 9: Richmond Williams, VOP; John Calhoun,
holding for Hillsborough; David Haugh, holding for Hills-
borough.
March 10: Jerry Melton, serving 10 days; Karlier Robin-
son, unqualified elector willfully voting, false swearing; Jose
Hernandez (AKA Arturo Arriaga Gonzalez), VOP; Mark
Honnaker, disorderly conduct.
March 11: Arturo Alvarez Pena Pablo, no driver's license;
Robert Vaqedes, holding for Martin County; Wayne Merritt,
holding for Gilchrist Co. child support.
March 12: George McNeal, VOP Leon warrant; Curtis
Strickland, domestic battery; Karla L. Oliver, Washington
County warrant FTA, passing worthless bank checks.
March 13: Elizabeth J. Amason, possession of controlled
substance, methamphetamine; Albert Nims, possession
of controlled substance, driving while license suspended
or revoked; Kianna Scott, aggravated battery with deadly
weapon; Edwigers R. Gonzalez, no driver's license.

LIBERTY COUNTY
March 7: Jonathan W. Dawson, tampering with a juror;
B.J. Tolley, holding for Calhoun Co..
March 8: Jessica Battle's, holding for Calhoun Co.;
Tammy Brown, holding for CCSO; Amanda Mosley, holding
for CCSO; Angela Howard, holding for CCSO; Tracy Brown,
holding for CCSO; Lisa Gatlin, holding for CCSO.
March 9: Margaret Durham, holding for CCSO.
March 11: Allen Alexander, trespassing after warrant;
Jeremy Proctor, serving weekends; Mark Hunter, serving
30 days; Amanda Kilby, holding for CCSO; Cynthia Williams,
holding for CCSO. .
March 13: Robert H. Kent, two counts of domestic bat-
tery;Elizabeth J. Amason, holding for CCSO; Kianna Scott,
holding for CCSO; Dexter A..Robinson, VOP, warrant.
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.
March 7, through March 13, 2005.
Citations issued:. ,
Accidents............02 Traffic Citations.... ..... 03
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......67
SBusiness alarms....02 Residential alarms......... 00
Complaints........... ................257





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Public records law test gets


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by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
An investigation into how of-
fices throughout a seven county
area respond to public records re-
quests found only a 25% compli-
ance rate for Calhoun County.
The Calhoun County Sheriff's
Department was one of five agen-
cies of 20 tested in the panhandle
found to be in compliance with
Florida's Sunshine, Laws, ac-
cording to an article featured
in Sunday's Panama City News
Herald. The article was part of
a special "Sunshine Sunday"
event to promote Florida's open
government laws.
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County weren't as responsive,
the New Herald reported. The
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Blountstown City Hall and the
school board office were listed
as not releasing the requested
records.
According to law, citizens
should be able to simply walk
in and ask to see records kept by.
public agencies without identify-
ing themselves or explaining their
intent. When a reporter from the
newspaper went to Blountstown
City Hall and asked to view a per-
sonnel file, he was told they had
to clear it first with their attorney.
The reporter was told to check
back later. Several hours later, he
did, and was told the attorney was
unavailable. He was told to check
back the next business day.
The reporter got a similar re-
ception at the school board office
after asking to view a personnel
file. After being asked his name
and affiliation, he was told only
the superintendent or assistant
superintendent could release that
record. Its release was delayed
a day so that some information
could be redacted, the reporter
noted.
When the reporter walked
through the front door, of the
Blountstown Police Department
and asked to review the incident
reports from Feb. 14, his request
was questioned and he was told,
he might need a subpoena.
The reporter returned later,
asked to speak to a supervisor and
met with Police Chief Glenn Kim-
brel, who wanted to know more
about him. Kimbrel wanted the
man's name, where he worked,
asked why he wanted to see the
records and took his driver's li-
cense number. But he didn't give
him access to the reports at that
time and was listed in the article
as not being in compliance with
public records laws.
Kimbrel disputes his "no com-.
pliance" rating, stating that he
later called the man's supervi-
sor at the News Herald and told
him they could come back to get
-the records they had asked for.
He was a little miffed that they
didn't return to get the requested


records.
"I didn't say no, I just asked
questions." Kimbrel said. "It's
just that they didn't like that I
didn't roll the red carpet out for
them."
Kimbrel said he didn't know
about Sunday's write-up in The
News Herald until he went to
church. "I was greeted on the
church house porch by a citizen
who congratulated me," he said.
He admits he violated the stat-
ute by asking questions. "I want
to protect the citizens that I work
for and I didn't see in fault ifi ask-
ing, 'who are you?'" he said.
"I didn't refuse them.. I asked
questions and they took that as a
refusal."
While the documents were
eventually made available, the
News Herald explained that those
violating the Sunshine Law dur--
ing the process of handing over
the documents were considered
to be in noncompliance.
The reporter got a smoother
,reception at the sheriff's depart-
ment.
Robin Clemmons, who works
as Sheriff David Tatum's secre-
tary, found a request for a single
day's incident reports from a
stranger a bit odd but took it in
stride. "I said sure, if you can
look over my shoulder," as she
scrolled through the file he asked
to see on the computer screen.
That day's events included little
more than barking dog complaints
and several visits by deputies to
members of the Keeping Inde-
pendent Seniors Safe (K.I.S.S.')
program. The program's unusual
acronym prompted the reporter
to ask about the program and
she explained how deputies kept
a check on senior citizens who
lived alone, making a point to see
them at least once a week.
"He was very nice," she said of
the reporter, although she didn't
realize what his mission was that
day. She admits that after he
walked out, she commented to
another sheriff's office employee,
"That was kind of strange."


Over $3,000 in damages after

cooling line cut at restaurant


by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
The Liberty' County Sheriff's
Department is investigating an act
of criminal mischief that caused
over $3,000 in damages at a local
restaurant.
According to the Major Don-,
nie Conyers, restaurant owner
Roy Ingram Jr.. discovered that
his cooler wasn't working when
he went to R.J.'s House of Catfish
Friday, around 2:30 p.mn. Saturday.
(VERIFY 1430 hours).
A repair man who came to check
on the walk-in cooler discovered
that the cooler line had been sev-
ered, causing approximately $800
to damages to the compressor. -Ap-


proximately $2,500 in perishable
goods were stored in the refriger-
ated unit.
Ingram told Deputy Wes Harsey
that a young male, whom he did
not know, had been riding a three-
wheeler erratically near the restau-
rant earlier. Ingram said he told
the boy not to ride there "in that
manner" during business hours
and threatened to call the sheriff's
office if he did so again. Ingram
said he thought the boy might have
cut the cooler line in retaliation
after he said he would call the law
on him.
The incident remains under
investigation.





Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 16,2005


Join Congressman

Allen Boyd for a

Social Security

Community meeting
Congressman Allen Boyd, D-North
Fla., will host a community meeting for
constituents to express their concerns and
ask questions about Social Security on
Thursday, March 31. Congressman Boyd
will also explain the Social Security re-
form legislation he has recently intro-
duced in Congress.
The Social Security Community meet-
ing will be held at the following places
and times:
'Veterans Memorial Civic Center in
the Conference Room located at 10405
NW Theo Jacobs Way in Bristol, from
3:30 to 5 p.m. (ET)
'Fire Department Complex in the,
Council Chamber Room located at 17262
NW Angle Street, Blountstown from 4:30
to 5:30 p.m. (CT)
With the debate over Social Security
-reform dominating national news pro-
7 grams, I urge the residents of Calhoun and
Liberty Counties to attend the community
meeting so we can personally discuss the
issue of Social Security," said Congress-
man Bo d. ."This meeting will allow for
. an open and honest discussion about So-
cial Security's long term financial prob-
lems-\ ith the system and the possible
Solutions for fixing this ital program so
that all Americans can have a safe and se-
cure retirement."

Relay for Life

captains meet

this Thursday
Calling all RelaN For Life team captains:
We hae a meeting Thursda\. March 17 it
-6:30 p m. at the W.T. Neal Civic Center.
Please show up %% ith your commitment fee
and receive a prize. Join us for food and
fun! .
Relay For Life is a way to honor those
who hae won their battle with cancer,
arid remember those we've lost.:' Funds
raised through the Relay For Life event
help assist with local patient services here
in Calhoun and Liberry counties -
For more information about ho% \lou
can get involved. please join us at the
next team captain, meeting or call Wes
S Johristornat 762-9620.
The W.T. Neal Civic Center is located

Calhoun-Liberty

Cattleman's ASsoc.

meeting March 21
There will be a Cattleman's Associa-
tion meeting Monday, March 21 at 5:30
p.m. (CT) at Calhoun Courity Agricul-
tural Extension office conference room
:(Aest end of the building i.
A barbecue dinner will be- served, for
$10per person. Please RSVP at 674-8323
by March 17 if %ou would like to attend.

SDog Hunters to

meet March 24
The Florida State Dog Hunters Asso-
ciation w ill hold a public meeting to get
Sinput on dog hunting on the Wakulla Dis-
trict of the Apalachicola WMA.
The meeting \\ill be Thursday, March
24 at 7 p.m. at the Wakulla County Live-
stock Pavilion. .x i, -"


Kid's free


Florida's second Agriculture Literacy Day
.,.* a Relay for Life meels at the W.T. Neal Civic Center,
*Executive Committee at 5:30 p.m.
STeam Captain at 6:30 p m
Blountstown Woman's Club
..- meets 11:45 a.m. in the board room
.', at the W.T. Neal Civic Center
Magnolia VFD meets at 6 p.m. at the Fire House
AA meets 7 p.m.. basement of Calhoun County Courthouse


Dance at ime Amencan Legion Hall in Blounlstown from 6 p.m midnight
AA meets 7:30 p.m., Hosford School cafeteria


Altha Boy Scouts meet tonight at 5:30 p.'m. at the Altha VFD
Bulldog Club meets 7 p.m. at the LCHS field house


fishing derby
from the US Forestry
Fishing free for fun in the woodlands
this April is the US Forestry sponsored
event for kids!
The second annual Kid's Free Fishing
Derby will take place April 9 from 7 a.m.
until noon at Derby Pond. This location is
at-SR 267 and FR 360 in southwest Leon
County.
Children-up to 16 years old (with adult
supervision) are welcome to attend. Bring
your own poles, since those to borrow are
limited. Bait and instruction, snacks and
soft drinks will be provided.
Registration is open until April 4 and
you can come by or call your local Forest
Service office to sign up:
*Calhoun-Liberty office in Bristol lo-
cated at SR 12 and SR 20, call 643-2282
*Wakulla office in Crawfordville,, lo-
cated at 57 Taff Drive, call 926-3561.
This event is sponsoredbyApalachicola
National Forest, Florida Fish and Wild-
life Commission afid many other gener-
ous sponsors.

Story time at

Harrell Memorial

Library on Wed.
The Harrell NMemorial Library has story
time for children up to age 4.: Story, time
is every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. For ap-
proximately 20 minutes, children i, ill hear
stories, poems and have lots of fun.
Parents and caregivers are invited to
bring their children to the Liberty Count.
Library\ and share in the experience 'lt
books.
For more information, please call Pat
Miller at 643-2 247.





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McMillan Trees & Shrubs
20052 West Central Ave., Blountstown



BRIDAL WREATHS ARE READY!
Shade trees, fruit trees, shrubs,
perennials, mulch, pinestraw, garden
ceramics, gifts and gift certificates,


P.j. Shamnroclk presents


Sorina


Break Teen Jam
On Sat., March 26 from 8 p.m. till
,11 p.m. at W.T. Neal Civic Center
in Blountstown
COSt $5 Security Provided
CD's will be given away every Jur!
Call D]. Shamrock
Professional Mobile DJ Service
for the best quote on your
party, wedding or gathering!
Let me help you make your -Phone
next oarty a success! 674-9127


F.L.O.W. workshop to be held March 23


The Calhoun County Cham-
ber of Commerce is sponsoring
"The Florida Leadership Op-
portunity Workshop" (F.L.O.W.)
for local business leaders and
elected officials. The workshop
will be held on Wednesday,
March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. (CT) in the Heritage Room
of the Calhoun County Public
Library in Blountstown. The
workshop will be presented by
Touchtone Energy and includes
a .catered lunch. The Chamber
is personally delivering invita-
tions and requests RSVPs by
March 21, by telephone (674-
4519), fax (674-4962), or e-mail
(ccchamber@yahoo.com). The
speakers for the workshop and
their topics are:
John Hansen, Executive Di-
rector of the Economic Devel-


opment Association of Alabama,
Topic: V Economic Develop-
ment Process
*Rick Marcum, Executive Di-
rector of Opportunity Florida,
Topic: V Retail/Commercial De-
velopment
*David Roberts, Economic &
Community Development/Ala-
bama Cooperative, Topic: V As-
sessing Your Community
*Gary Clark, V.P./Member
Services, West Florida Electric
Coop., Topic: Working Togeth-.
er/ Strategic Planning
Don't forget, the annual bicy-
clist event is on Monday, March
21. The "Red Hills to the Sea
Ride" is sponsored by Calhoun
County Chamber of Commerce
and managed through Bike Flor-
ida & Share the Road Campaign
out of Gainesville, Florida (see


Web site: www.bikeflorida.org).
The riders -will bicycle through
Liberty County to Calhoun
County on March 21 and leave
for Apalachicola the following
morning. The Chamber would
like to thank all local businesses
who have offered to promote
their businesses with coupons,
gift certificates, discounts, and
other promotions; and invites
others to participate. Please
contact the Chamber before
March 16, to arrange your pro-
motion. If you know of attrac-
tions in either county that may
interest bicyclists, please share
pictures, information, etc. with
the Chamber by telephone (674-
4519), fax (674-4962), or e-mail
(ccchamber@yahoo.com). Let's
welcome the riders to our com-
munities!


Covenant Hospice sponsors Volunteer Training


MARIANNA Covenant
Hospice is seeking .new volun-


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teers interested in making a dif-
ference in their community. A
two-day Faith in Action Volun-
teer Training Workshop will be
held on March 28 and March 29
from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Damas-
cus Baptist Church, located -at
5083 Hwy. 77 in Graceville.
Faith in Action .is an inter-
faith volunteer program funded
by the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation and sponsored -lo-
cally by Covenant Hospice. The,
Faith in Action network is made
up of nearly 1,000 programs
nationwide 7with approximately
60,000 volunteers serving more
than 80,000 individuals.
The workshop trains inter--
ested community members to
help meet the needs of elderly,
homebound, chronically and
terminally ill patients. Volun-
teers who can offer compan-
ionship, help with errands and
household tasks, and provide


transportation to doctor ap-
pointments are needed in Jack-
'son, Holmes, Washington and
Calhoun counties.
"The Faith In Action program
allows -us to provide volunteer
support to individuals with
long-term health care needs,
who are not hospice patients,"
says Barbara Bentley, Volunteer
Coordinator for Covenant Hos-
pice. "As little as a few hours a-
month can help someone main-
tain their independence and
quality of life."
The' workshop is free and
supper will be provided. Reg-
istration is required. Please call
Barbara Bentley at (850) 482-
8520 or toll free at 1-888-817-
2191. The contributions made
by volunteers allow Covenant
Hospice, a non-profit organiza-
tion, to continue to provide a
very special kind of caring .in
the community.


Girls invited to take part

in 'Princess' workshop


TRESUR C
gge1


The Liberty County 4-H Club
is sponsoring an "I Am A Prin-
cess" kt ol kshop for area girls on
Thursday, March 24 at Veterans
Memorial Civic Center in Bristol
from 1 p.m' until 2 p.m.
Brook Marie.Francis, Miss
Florida Panhandle USA 2005,
will be the guest speaker.
The program is for girls age
eight to 18 and addresses nu-


merous issues including self-
esteem, confidence, exercising,
healthy eating, relationships,
stress management and after
school activities. Modeling and
participation in pageants will
also be discussed.
If you would like to attend,
contact the Liberty County Ex-
tension Service Office at 643-
2229.*


Break into Spring with Harrell

Memorial Library Saturday


from Harrell Memorial Library
On Saturday, March 19, Har-
rell Memorial Library will have
a fun filled day of spring activi-
ties.
The fun will start at 11 a.m.
and continue until 3 p.m. at the
Veterans Memorial Park Civic
Center. There will be food, train
rides, egg decorating and hunts.
'.ou ucan also have a picture


taken with the public library's
very own Bungling Book Bunny.
Egg decorating and hunts will be
free.
All proceeds raised will go
to the Liberty County Library's
children's programs.
For more information on this
event, please Icontact Martha
Caison or Myrna Carnley, Amer-
icorps* VISTA's at, 643-2247.






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-LATE NIGHT LAUGHS
41-4wA RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS
---------BY LATE NIGHT TELEVISION HOSTS.,


On Friday March 18 at 1
p.m. Terri Shia-o will die.-
Better said, she will start dy-
ing from starvation. No one
knows how long it will take
for her to starve to death.-:
Teffi Schiavo can do noth-
ing about preventing her
death. She can't run, hide
or fight back. Terri Schiavo
is a helpless.,brain-damaged
woman; a woman at the
mercy of her husband, the
courts, Governor Jeb Bush
and the state legislature.
:MichaelSchia'o, the hus-
band, had decreed that his
wife will die. His story is:
that she told him before
she suffered a heart attack
and debilitating brain dam-
age that she didn't x\\ant to
be kept alive by artificial
means.
I believe in the America's
Rule of Law\. It is a corner-
stone of American democ-
racy, but how can a judge
rule to kill a person based.
on a cominentby a husband
that'his w ife didn't want to
be kept alive by artificial
means. Where is the proof?
Is there a will or a legal


Cox's

CORNER
Jerry Cox is a'retired military officer
and writer with an-extensive back-
.groundin domestic and foreign policy
issues. He lives in Shalimar, Fla.

document in which she
stated that she didn't want
to be kept alive by artificial
means? Apparently not.
According to the news
media, the husband was
offered $10 millionby a9
Sari Diego businessman to
stop his efforts to remove
her feeding tube. The hus-
band refused saying that
the issue ish't about money,
.but carrying out his wife's
wishes.
-I know something about
caring for a brain-damaged
person. Our nephew was
18 years old when he was
-in an automobile accident
and suffered severe brain
drainage. He lay flat on- his
back for 33 years until his
death. His only movement
was an occasional blink of
an eye.


Unlike Schiavo who al-
legedly laughs, cries and
tries to speak, our nephew
was a textbook case of a
person in a vegetative state.
He was fed through a tube,
and tended by a nurse or his
.parents 24/7 for 33 years.
Atfirst, hisparents thought
that he might recover, but as
time passed, it was obvious
that he was never going to
show any sign of life other
than to breath
No one in our family
ever thought of letting our
nephew die. Our hope for
all of those 33 years was
for a miracle. The miracle
never came.
If Schiavo's husband and
the courts would permit.
Schiavo's parents would
take care of her for the rest
of her life, whatever that:
might be. A humane ruling .
by the court w would be to'
sever her husband's alleged
legal rights to his wife's
affairs and place her in the
custody of her parents.
Where is the morality in
killing a helpless \roman by
starving her to death?


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Big snowstorm back east last week. Six inches in
Connecticut. The good news, it makes it easier to track
Martha Stewart. JAY LENO

Last Wednesday was Dan Rather's final night on the
evening news.... Rather says now that he has stepped down
as arichor for the CBS 'Evening News,' he wants to spend
more time with his grandchildren. Sadly, his grandchildren
would rather hang out with Peter Jennings. -CONAN O'BRIEN

According to a new law in San Louis Obispo, California,
a librarian has the right to throw someone out of the
library if they smell bad. Of course people here in Los
Angeles where shocked when they heard that, they
said, "What's a library?" -JAY LENO

Michael Jackson might testify, Bush wants to bomb
Syria. Martha Stewart is free. That's right, March
madness is officially here. CRAIG FERGUSON

In his closing argument, Robert Blake's lawyer said it's
ridiculous to think that Blake would kill his wife in his
own neighborhood. And today O.J. Said, "Yeah, that's
crazy. You'd have to be nuts to do that." JAY LENO

Last week, CIA head Porter Goss said, "The jobs
I'm being asked to do... are too much for this mortal.
I'm a little amazed at the workload." He continued,
"I guess I always thought the job of overseeing
American. intelligence would be more Maytag
Repairman-y." JON STEWART on ,Director of Central
Intelligence Porter Goss

Well, there are reports that Michael Jackson may be trying
to sell the Neverland Ranch. He's having financial problems.
That's what they said in the paper today. He might be
putting it on the market, and Michael's neighbors are up in
arms. They're afraid some weirdo might move in. -JAYLENO

Do you want the Olympics to be here in New York
City in 2012? The Olympic Selection Committee is
here right now. Things are going well. So far, only
one committee member is missing. DAVID LETTERMAN

Michael Jackson showed up to court late today
wearing his pajama bottoms. You know what? If we
find the kid wearing the pajama top, we have another
court case on Our hands. (Michael Jacksonr jokes done by
Drew Carey due to gag order on Jay
Leno in the Michael Jackson trial.)

Michael arrived at court :looking stiff and
awkward and had difficulty, moving. Hey, maybe
he really is white.' (Michael Jackson jokes done by
Drew Carey due to gag orderon Jay
.. Leno in the Michael Jackson trial.)

The official word from the Michael Jackson camp is he has a
hurtback. Hey kidsare heaviernow!-- (MichaelJacksonjokesdoneby
Drew Carey due tlogag order on Jay
Le-no in the Michael Jackson trial.)

Michael Jackson has been accused of releasing
grand jury testimony in his case. I'd hate to see
Michael get into any legal problems..-DAVID LETTERMAN

For all- his years at CBS, the network gave Dan
Rather a gold watch. Well, they told him it was
gold ... you know, he'll believe anything. JAY LENO-


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Monazia Smith crowned as Gospel Pageant queen


The Prayer Chainers Mission
of God (PCMOG) is pleased to
announce the newly crowned
Gospel Pageant 2005 Queen,
Monazia Khaleigh Smith. She
is the daughter of Ssgt. Lynette
Denham. Monazia was presented
to the pageant judging committee
by her grandfather, Brother Don
Wilson, who described Manazia
as self-willed, aggressive, alert
and one who relishes in attention
seeking. She was asked the ques-
tion, "If family needed the $500
scholarship stipend awarded to
you, would you give it to them?"
Her reply was, "I wouldn't want
to give it to them, I'd talk to them
about it and I'd rather use it on
my education, but it is hard to


answer that, I guess I would if I
had to."
The crowd roared as Monazia
recited, "So What If I Am A Black
Woman" as recited by Arby Davis
from Jenny Jones show.
She was crowned by Pageant
Queen 2004, India Jaasua Aliece
Battle, daughter of Trooper
Laramie and Tarsha Battle and
second runner-up in the Miss
Blountstown Pageant, Candice
Ferguson, daughter of Tehelia L.
McGlockton and Gregory Fergu-
son. India was first runner-up in
Gospel Pageant 2005.
Each year the Gospel Pageant,
organized by the Prayer Chainers
Mission of God in partnership
with the community, sponsor a


battery of mini-schofarships to
assist in the education of students
in the community. We sponsor the
Mayhaw School Scholarship, the
Geraldine B. Sheard Scholarship,
the Elijah Gammon Scholarship
and two Gospel Pageant Schol-
arships. The gospel pageant
scholarship is the newly founded
assistance to motivate children
at an early age to aspire for edu-
cational success. We have given
two Gospel Pageant Scholarships,
one to India Battle and the other
to Monazia Smith.
The PCMOG and partnership
with community are taking ap-
plications now for the entries for
the Spring Easter Pageant. The
ages will run from 8 to 13. years


of age. It will be a heterogeneous
grouping in that competition will
be between kings and queens.
Contestants will be judged on
talent, biographical sketch writ-
ing, social participation, and the
highest amount of money raised
over $500. The high pointer will
be given a $500 scholarship with
remainder of proceeds going to
finance other scholarships. All
contestants will be given trophies.
Now is the time to apply.
The pageant will be held Eas-
ter Sunday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Prayer Chainers Mission of
God. The deadline for application
will be March 17.
For more information, call
674-5548 or 674-8683.


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NEWS

FROM THE:

PEWS



.. *


Rev. DeVane McGee guest speaker

at Page Pond Assembly of God


Reverend DeVane McGee,
Assemblies of God Missionary
serving with Africa's Hope, will
be the featured guest speaker at
Page Pond.Assembly.of God, on
Striiod. March 20 at 10:45,a.m.
DeVane and Mary served in


Passion Week observance March 21 27


The Blountstown and Bristol
Community will be observing
Holy Week \ ith Worship servic-
es beginning March 21'through
March 27, Ever one is invited:
to be a part of this ,reat \w orship
experience, You will be blessed
by great gospel preaching and
singing
Services will begin each eve-
ning at 7 p.m. (CTl. The follow-
ing is the schedule of the servic-
es, speakers and theme:
*Nlonday. March21 New
Hope Baptist Church with pastor
Sandra Barns, 'Christ's prayer
for his prosecutors" Luke 23:34
*Tuesday, March 22 Mace-
donia Baptist Church with .Pas-
tor A.J. Davis, "'Christ's promise

B-town PH Church

annual Easter egg

making event set-
It's time for our annual Egg
Making Event. Don't miss out on
geuting a "delicious" peanut but-,
ter or coconut decorated egg (4 oz
of peanut butter/coconut before
being dipped in chocolate). You
can also get your name or just a
decorative flower on it. You can
-get your for a $1 doiation. Con-
Stact Blountsto\\ n First Pentecos-
tal Holiness Church, Inc. no later
than March 23 at 674-8864.
If you would d like to fax your
order in, our fax number is the
same as the telephone number..


Prayer band meets
The Liberty Community Praver
Band will hold prayer service
Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
(ET) at the home of Dr. Reverend
and Mrs. C.L. Wilson.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more infonnation.
- cali 643-4107. -', .


to a penitent thief' Luke 23:24
*Wednesday,. March 23 -
Elizabeth AME Church in Chat-
tahoochee with Pastor Rosetta
Baker. "Christ's pro\ vision for his
mother" John 19:26-.2
*Thursday. March 24 -
Church of God Prophect in.
Bristol ith Pastor C.L, Wilson.
"Cluist's cry from the depths of
sorrow" Mark 15:34
.*Friday, March 25 St.
Mary Baptist Church ith David
Rhone. "Christ's cry of human
suffering" John 19:7-8
*Saturda\. March 26 St.
Paul AME Church with Pastor
;R.C. McGriff, "Christ's cry of
triumph" and "His cry of soul
commitment" First John 19:37
-Sunday, March 27 -Sunrise
service Greater Faith Temple
with Pastor Robert'Baker, sum-
mary of "Christ's last- saying
from the Cross"
Holy Ghost

Extravaganza
Pastor Naomi Hall and the con-
gregation at United Faith Church
of God in Christ in Rock Bluff
invite e\ eryone to attend the Holy
Ghost Extravaganza on March 25
and March 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Guest speaker for March 25
will be Bishop W. Rogers of
Quincy and the March 26 guest
speaker is Bishop K. Rogers of
Birmingham, AL.
Come one. come all. For more
information, call 643-2352.


Sierra Leone, West Africa, with
ICI University International Of-
fice, with Africa Harvest, and Life
Publishers International. Currently
'the McGees serve with Africa's
Hope, also known as Africa Theo-
logical Training for the continent
of Africa.
Africa is a continent in crisis
with AIDS, famine, poverty and
civil war. Many believe that
Africa is hopeless. However, we
disagree. We feel that hope lies
?in the training of Africans to pro-
claim die gospel of Jesus Christ.
the hope of the world. '"
We praise God for the growth
of the Assemblies of God from the
beginning of the Decade of.Har-
vest in 1990 to the end of 2003.'
The number of churches grew


from 11,688 to 36,793, pastors
grew from 9,827 to 32,002, be-
lievers grew from 2,140,202 to
11,287,513, and the revival has
just begun!
Currently there are more than
14,000 future proclaimers of the
gospel in Assemblies of God
Bible schools and extension cen-
ters across the African Continent,
We feel these 14,000 students
and those who will follow are
Africa's Hope. Properly trained,
these future leaders can address
the problenims facing` Africa and
can preserve this great harvest b3
disciplining the new believers.
The church is located at 23422
NW.Murdock Dr. in Altih For
further information, please call
762-8406:


Christ in the Passover A

Jews for Jesus presentation


What do the Jew-
ish Passover and the
Last Supper have
in common? Jhan
Moskowitz with
Jews for Jesus will
answer that ques-
tion when he pres-
ents "Christ in the
Passover" at Oak
Terrace Mennonite
Church located at


.'
'"16970 NW





1.6970 NW


22nd St. in Blountstown on Sat-
urday, March 19 at 7 p.m.
You \ ill gain wonderful in-
sights on how the pieces of God's
Plan of Salvation fit together and
you will remember this visual
display of the Passover pageantry
for years to come. Join us for
Christ in the passover from Egypt
to Calvary to what it means for
us today.
Jews for Jesus is a 21st Cen-
tury Ministr3 that is 2,000 years


Abe Springs Baptist Church gospel sing
PastorAllenPiRts and the congregation extend a \\ arm invitation to
even ryone to attend its gospel sing at the Abe Springs Baptist Church
on Sauirda%. March 19 at 6 p.m iCT).
The featured singers will be the Bluegrass Kings% ood group from
Soutiport. along with local.talent.
The church is located at 13913 SWCount\ Road 275. For more
information, ca]l.67.1-4376, 674.- 58O',nd' leyq a lesge ... ,,


old. This presenta-
*%Co4VeR tion has been dem-
onstrated in over
5,000 churches. The
S message is not new,
but is being told in a
new way.
There will be no
admission charge,
however, a.love of-
fering will be taken
\ which ] ill go to support Je\- s for
Jesus. For additional information,
contact Pastor Dale Ivy or Ms.
Diane ai 674-4516.
We welcome your church announcements
and remind you to be sure to'include the day
and daie as eil 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.


I would like to thank everyone
who showed care and concern
for my family after our house
burned on Feb. 5. We would
especially like to thank the fol-
lowing: Liberty County Volun-
teer Fire Department, Liberty
County Sheriff's Department
and Manning Miller of the Red
Cross. Many thanks to Mr. and
Mrs. Riley Adams and the Glory
Hill Holiness Church, Hinton
Johnson, the Hommel and Bru-
no families for giving my kids a
place to stay.
We would also like to thank
Lisa and William Booth, Donna
Jean Goff, Jackie McKinsey
Jr., Marilyn and Archie Harris,
Johnny and Donna Cain, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Clark, Sherry
and Bob Pelton for helping us
get settled back in.
A special thanks to the BP and
to their customers and to all our
other dear friends and family,
our deepest gratitude.

Sewing & Alterations
Dresses
$10
Jeans Hemmed $4
Call 643-3542 ....4

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A- ITree Service
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Best prices in the industry.


Liberty County

10 acre tracts
$1,000 down
Owner Financed,
No Qualifying
First year is
interest free

For more information
call 813-253-3258
or visit tri-land.com

Tri-Land Inc., Lic. Broker.


10922 NW SR 20, Bristol, FL 32321
850-643-5400
Rev. Victor A. Walsh, Pastor
Suncay 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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Player, Tucker announce June wedding
Benna Player of Tallahas-
see and Mr. and Mrs. David
Player of Port St. Joe are proud
to announce the engagement of
their daughter, Becky Player
of Tallahassee to Ryan Tucker -
of Blountstown. Ryan is the .
son of Mike and Ann Tucker of
S Blountstown.
Grandparents of the bride are
Katherine Player and the late A
Grady.Player and Aline Butts
and the late Royce Butts, all of
Port St. Joe.
The grandparents of the
groom are Kathryn Tucker
and the lateTommie Tucker of
Blountstown and the late Peth
* and Gen Petherbridge of Wit- L
tior, CA..
The bride-to-be has a BS in
:education from Flagler College.
and teaches 4th grade at Brook-'
\ ood School in Thomasville, Firmn in Tallahassee. tion ill lake place at Tallahas
GA. The %\edding is planned for see Women's Club.


-The groom-to-be has a BS in Saturday, June 11 'at 5:30 (ET)
accounting and a BS in finance at Timberlane Church of Christ
from FSU and is a CPA and is- in Tallahassee with Rev. Steve
employed by Purvis Gray CPA Warren officiating. The recep-

Walden, Tharpe to wed in April
Kenny and-Susan Walden of Clarksville and Marsha and Ron-
nie Stevens of Blountstown announce the upcoming marriage of
their daughter. Tina Louise Walden to Ernest Shane Tharpe, the
son of Linda and Billy Johnson of Bristol.,
Tina is the granddaughter of Donald and the late Louise Greg-
ory and Hazel and the late George "Boy-Blue" Walden.
Shane is the grandson of the late Mae Belle Peterson and Grace
Johnson.
The wedding and reception will be held Saturday, April 16 be-
ginning at 6 p.m., (ET) at Veterans Memorial Civic Center located
on Hwy. 12 north and Theo Jacobs Way in Bristol.
The reception will immediately follow the ceremony. All fam-
ily and friends are invited to attend



CHRISTINE SIKES .
Christine Sikes is celebrat-
Sing her 84th birthday March
18. Her children will be
hosting a chicken pileau
Saturday, March 19 at 12
p.m., follow the balloons
on Chester St. in Hosford.
All friends are invited to --
-attend. Christine enjoys
fishing; picking peas and
shopping. I


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SETH ALDAY
"BUCK
SLAYER"
Seth Alday,
shown with
his first buck
killed on Dec.
31, 2004, cel-
ebrated his
sixth birthday on
March 12. His/is
the son of Steve
andCindyAlday
and the brother
of Anna Alday,
al/ofAltha.


After ahoneymoon in Dunn's
River Sandals in Jamaica, the
couple will reside in Tallahas-
see.

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MCDANIEL GRADUATES
50TH INFANTRY REGI-
MENT-- PV1 Scott McDan-
iel graduated on-March 4 from
Ft. Bennig, GA, home of the
1st Battalion, 50th Infantry
Regiment-U.S. Army. He is
now proudly serving in Ger-
many. Scott graduated from
Blountstown High School in
2004. He is the son of Donald
and Ann Jourdan. Scott is the
brother of John McDaniel and
the husband of Emily.


Happy Sweet 16
to Candice Paterson
on March 14.
Her hobbies include playing
softball and lacking to Justin.
Love,
, .., Morn and Matt; ,


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2005, at the Ramada Inn North,
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The Hairstreak Chapter of the
North American Butterfly Associa-
tion (NABA) invites the public to
take a butterfly walkabout in Chat-
tahoochee on Sunday, March 20.
Angus Gholson Nature Park and
nearby.sites will be scouted for
likely species such as hackberry
emperors, 'sulphurs, satyrs, cres-
cents, skippers, and various swal-
lowtails. This is a great opportunity
for newcomers to learn about our
local butterfly species from but-
terfly enthusiasts. Please meet in
the parking lot of Angus Gholson
Nature Park at 10 a.m. (ET). Wear
headgear and comfortable shoes.
Bring water and, if possible, close-
focusing binoculars.
The entrance to Angus Gholson
Nature Park is at the intersection
of Bolivar Rd. arid Morgan Ave.
south of U.S. 90. For- additional
directions or other questions,
please call 643-2583.
.NABA offers field trips and


programs throughout the year.
The next field trip will be at Flori-
da Caverns State Park on Saturday
April 9.
The North American Butterfly
Association," Inc., is a non-profit
organization formed in 1992 to
increase public enjoyment and


conservation, of butterflies by fo-
cusing on non-consumptive recre-
ational butterflying such as listing,
gardening, observation, photogra-
phy, rearing, and conservation.
The Hairstreak Chapter covers the
Apalachicola region of the Florida
Panhandle.


National Archery in the Schools Program
Fourteen North Florida school districts sent PE teacher representa-
tives for an intense day-long orientation and training workshop to intro-
duce Olympic style archery in their districts. Rod White, 1996 Gold and
2000 Bronze Olympic archery medal winner was the lead instructor.
Florida has joined more than 30 other states now participating in
NASRP The remaining states and several foreign countries are waiting
to have personnel trained.
The Genesis bow is designed so almost every student can experience
success. The program has proven to increase attendance, improve be-
havior, elevate grades and for students to learn a life-long skill.
NASP is sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and the Florida Department of Education. Industry spon-
sors include NWTF, Bass Pro, and Matthews Bows, to name a few.
Anyone wishing more information, can call Farrell Wahlquist at 643-
5123 or email at FWahlquist@msn.com.


Republicans are leading the way


To the editor:
The 2004 election is histo-
ry.......Republicans are leading
the \%ay in returning to the poli-
cies that made America great.
Conservatism is reemerging as
the dominant political creed in
America. Voting statistics prove
that Liberty County voters are
committed to ideas of fostering
morality and values including
protecting the culture of life for
every human person.
The National Democratic
Party had never heard of Lib-
erty County, Florida until the
2004 election results were re-.
ported., Scratching their heads,
the Democratic leaders won-
dered how an overwhelmingly
'registered Democratic county
voted so strongly for a Republi-
can presidential candidate. Their
only explanation was that there
must have been massive voting
irregularities. The "tight ship"
run by Marcia Wood at the Lib-
erty County Super\ isor of Elec-
tions office proxy ed that theor
wrong:.
What then is the reason? May-
be, just maybe, Liberty County
voters are ready to truly, embrace
Republican ideas. There is a
huge difference between Repub-
lican and Democratic policies
regarding Crime. National De-
fense, Education. Taxes, Spend-
"ing, edicare/Social -Security
and last but not least ,God.
CRIME: Republicans believe
the needs of the communities
".and la\\ -abiding citizens must
take priori t\ over those of crimi-
nals.
NATIONAL DEFENSE: Re-
publicans believe the only way
to live free from foreign aggres-
sion is to maintain peace through
strength.
... EDUCATON'Republicans


believe students must be chal-
lenged to learn in a school en-
vironment safe for students and
teachers. Parents must be offered
more opportunities and options
and the massive bureaucracy
must be reduced.
TAXES: Republicans believe
Americans should keep more of
what they earn through lower
taxes and tax policy should not
suppress incentives by penaliz-
ing success.
SPENDING: Republicans
have long believed government
should not spend more than it
takes in and have consistently
fought for a balanced budget.
MEDICARE/SOCIAL SE-
CURITY: Republicans believe
seniors' safety net must be pre-
served for today's beneficiaries
and for the millions who will
need it tomorrow.
GOD: Republicans believe,
as the Founding Fathers before
us, God was a major factor in the
creation of this nation. Efforts to
remote him from -ocietN alto-
gether must be reversed.


Democratic policies are ex-
actly opposite of Republican
policies. Recently, most Demo-
cratic leaders and policies have
become frighteningly extreme,
liberal, and completely left wing.
Hundreds of elected Democrats
and thousands of Americans are
switching to the Republican Par-
ty. If you are not yet a member
of the Republican Party you can
make the change at the Liberty
County Supervisor of Elections
Office in Bristol.
Donnie Phillips will be man-
ning a booth at the 2nd An-
nual Liberty County Bluegrass
Spring fling on April .9, at the
Veterans Memorial Civic Center
in Bristol. He will be happy to
discuss details of how to change
your party affiliation and how
you can become active in the
Republican Party "grassroots"
effort in Liberty County. Re-
publicans must not grow tired
or timid in furthering their goals
of fostering morality and values
through the voting process.
Don Phillips, Hosford


We shouldn't let Terri Schiavo die
To the editor: cops out by saying he will only
Our state is once again on the do what the law allows, so, I ask
verge of shamefully snuffing out whose law prevails God's-or
the life of Terri Schiavo, an in- man's?
nocent woman in an despicable He or the local sheriff where
manner by starvation which can't Terri is should show backbone,
even be done to an animal or moral courage and defend her life
convict in Florida. Civil authority by force if necessary (as I would
was established and ordained by in their position) despite what
God to defend and protect folks any court rules. They will have
just like her, regardless of what to answer to our Creator if they
man's laws or some jackass judge let her die such a horrible death.
rules. We are to obey God rather Neither our federal or state con-
than man when it comes to such stitution condones or sanctions
barbaric and inhumane treatment such an act. Stand up, Jeb Bush,
as depriving anyone of food and honor your oath and protect Terri
water as with Terri. whatever it takes.
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Joins then suddenly slowed down to about 20 mph
and went off the road at the Hosford Forest Station. At
that point, Deputy Wes Harsey had joined the pursuit
and passed both Shiver's car and Joins' vehicle in an at-
tempt to keep him from returning to the road. As Harsey
approached, the driver accelerated on the grass-shoulder
and rammed the right fender of his patrol car. The impact
knocked the patrol car into the opposite lane.
Harsey resumed his pursuit of Joins, who went into
Hosford and turned onto State Road 65 North.
With the car continuing on at about 90 mph, Harsey
continued to follow it and saw the vehicle weaving from
lane to lane before going off the road again. The car ran
onto the shoulder of the road at the. intersection of Low-
ery Industry Park and State Road 65 North, nearly losing
control before the driver slowed down to about 40 mph.



that together."
This is the second metal detector installed in the court-
room, according to Doug Smith, spokesman for the office
of the Second Judical Circuit in Tallahassee. The first one
"was a hand-me-down that fell into disrepair," he said. In
recent months, a brand new model has been installed. He
said his office also got a couple of new handheld detectors
for Liberty County.
For more than three months, courthouse staffs through-.
outthe second j judicial circuit have kno\\ n they % ere due
- to upgrade security measures following a court order is-
sued last December. While the order is scheduled to take
effect M lay 1, "The events of last week have certainly.
raised concern in our courtooms and created a heightened
sense of urgency N." Smith said. The sheriff and Clerk of
Court Robert Hill will be meeting soon with the deputy
court administrator to look at ways to quicken previously
planned security measures. "We're not going to wait until
May 1 to do the things they require in the court order,"


Again, Harsey pulled up to block Joins from returning
to the road. Joins rammed the side of the patrol car twice,
knocking it into the southbound lane. The Oldsmobile re-
turned to the road and sped off toward Gadsden County.
At that point, Lt. Henry Hamlin ordered deputies to
terminate the pursuit and authorities in Gadsden County
were contacted.
Harsey turned off his emergency lights and continued
following the Oldsmobile at a safe distance for about five
miles until a Gadsden County deputy picked up the pursuit
after Joins turned onto County Road 274.
Gadsden County lost sight of the vehicle but as the of-







Hill said.
The order calls for everyone entering a courtroom to
be screened by a bailiff through the use of a metal detec-
.tor as well as "a search of all personal items of sufficient
size to hide a weapon "
The order also states that all judges, hearing officers
and their assistants must have wireless panic alarms to
call for immediate lawv enforcement assistance. The alarm
systems are to be tested once a quarter.
Judges have the authority to carry concealed weapons,
the order notes, and they may authorize any officer of the
court to do the same.
Conyers said the metal detector will be put in use soon
. and warns courtroom visitors to come with only what they
absolutely have to have with them. "Any kind of metal


ficer turned around and began to head back to the county
line, he spotted the overturned car on the shoulder of
Cane Creek Road, about three miles from where Joins


was last seen.
Joins was identified by a hunting license. Officers later
learned his driver's license had been suspended, he was
currently on probation and was wanted in Bay County for
grand theft auto. In his right front pants pocket, deputies
found a bag containing less than 20 grams of marijuana.
In the car, they found a case of empty beer bottles.
Joins is facing several charges, including aggravated
fleeing and eluding; willful, wanton and reckless driving;
three counts of assault on a law enforcement officer with
a deadly weapon; DUI; driving while license suspended
or revoked with knowledge; possession of less than 20
grams of cannabis and felony criminal mischief.



object that can be used as a weapon can't go into the
courtroom," he said. From now on, he advises courtroom
visitors to come 10 or 15 minutes earlier than they usually
do to allow time to get through the security check.
Currently, the courthouse in Bristol has two bailiffs,
both of whom are volunteers. Archie Faircloth donates
his time to serve during county court. Brigham Shuler
comes in at no charge to the county for circuit court. Both
are auxiliary members of the Liberty County Sheriff's
Department. "By donating 16 hours a month, they can
keep their law enforcement certification up," Conyers
explains, although he acknowledges that both men work
many more hours in their duties as bailiffs.
As part of their increased security measures, a deputy
will join each bailiff during court. Conyers said he doesn't
know if the county will receive any funds for increased
security but said it would be needed; otherwise; the new
security measure will take an officer off the road during
the day shift.


like belt buckles, metal arch supports, keys and change.
"Someutmes it will pick up knee replacements," he said.
Instead of raising a% areness of the dangers that could
arise in a courtroom situation, it seems fe\x folks \xere
affected by the nex\ s of last week's courtroom killings in:
Georgia. If anything, people arriving for court Monday
Sin Blountsto\ n seemed a little more irritated than usual
about submitting to a security check. he said.
It takes a little extra dime to be cleared before they can
go in. Phinney explained, but there's something courtroom
visitors can do about it: pack light. On Monday, "several
women just didn't want me to search their purses," he
said. He searched their bags anyway and found nothing
ofconcern except an o erall "negative attitude."
-*"AAlot of what people bring to court is not necessary,"
he said; ,notingthat one thing guaranteed to slow down
a line is a big; bulky purse. "I've got to search through
every compartment and that takes a lot of time," he:
explained. "Take \ hat you need out of it and leave the
purse in the car."
He's got a growing collection of confiscated items'that
o\m ners forgot to collect after court, including man\ pocket
knifes along% %ith metal nail files. "There's no place for
them in a courtroom." he said.
PhinneN has a message for those entering the court-
"room. "I % wouldd like for e\ ern body to be patient and be


*[ g ago left Judge W.L. Baile%. a la%-%er and shooter ClIde
Mel\in's former sister-in-laxx dead. Mel.in's ex-%xife
.s ,. wounded.
"While he notes that there's not a lot of conflict in the
Courtroom other than angry verbal exchanges, there's
always a chance the unexpected nught happen, like it did
i--l .... 11 1 -ln Ta dp t. d wnnl,-znf.nnn with him


cooperatix e as much as possible so that we'll be able to
maintain a safe and secure environment.for the citizens
and employees of the courthouse," he said.
"Even though we're a small county, we do have big
city problems once in a while," he said. A tragic court-
room shooting in nearby Port St. Joe almost 18 years


last week- n ALtlantila. iwo U/epu es are on. uut y v-uAiw
when court is in session.
And while they're looking out for jurors, witnesses,
the judge and the courthouse staff, there's one more thing
the officers have to keep in mind. "As a law enforcement
officer, you realize every time you put on the uniform
you're a marked person," he said.


Alternative spring break students experience the value of conservation


BRISTOL At-the Conservancy's Apalachicola
Bluffs and Ravines Preserve in the Panhandle, groups
from three schools are planting wiregrass seed, in the
nursery for restoration sites on the preserve last week.
Students from James Madison University, University
of Virginia and Eastern Illinois University will also be
\\ working at Torreya State Park, reblazinig and posting di-
rectional signage on 15 miles of hiking trails. Students
began working on Monday, March 7 and \\ ill continued
through Frida&,lMarch 11..
The.Nature Conservancy has come to depend on


these groups to. assist in important restoration work
on its Florida preserves. "We could not accomplish as
much without their willing hands, strong backs and en-
thusiasm. In turn, being a part of this program enhances
the students' educational experience by learning about
the value of biodiversity and teamwork. For many stu-
dents, it inspires a lifelong appreciation of conservation.
In twenty years, they can come back to these sites and
see the thriving ecosystems they have helped to restore,"
said Jim Murrian, the Conservancy's director of conser-
vation and stewardship.


Inspectors to search for banned ephedra


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson announced to-
day that department inspectors are on the
lookout for dietary supplements contain-
ing ephedra products that were banned'
by the Food and Drug Administration
nearly a year ago because of the health
danger they pose.
Bronson said the heightened ef-
fort, which began in the last few days,
coincides with spring break activities
throughout Florida, where hundreds of
thousands of college students and other
young people are expected to descend-in
*the coming weeks. The increased surveil-
lance is expected to continuethroughout.


the spring.
"Months after the.FDA banned these
products a year ago, we continued to find
them on store shelves in almost all areas
of Florida," Bronsoi said. "Merchants are
being put on notice that we're once again
looking for these banned products as they,
constitute a significant health risk to con-
sumers."
Any such products found will be
subject to "stop sale" orders an order
prohibiting a merchant from selling it.
Moreover, if it can be pro\ en that a store
is knowingly selling a banned product, it
is subject to a fine of-up to $5,000 under
Florida law.
. During a.blitz last June, two months


products as spring break gets underway
after the FDA banned the dietary supple- a teenager who died that spring while vis-
ments, Bronson's food safety.inspectors iting the state during spring break, "stop
issued "stop sale" orders to 247 business- sale" orders were issued on all ephedra
es, including convenience stores, grocery dietary. supplements containing more
stores, health food stores, truck stops and than 25 milligrams of ephedrine alkaloids
a large South Florida warehouse, that per dose.
were continuing to sell the banned prod- Two years ago, Bionson wrote to the
ucts. While inspectors have continued to FDA, advocating a nationwide ban of all
look for the dietary supplements during such products on grounds that the prod-
the course of routine food store inspec- ucts had been linked to more than 100
tions, they are increasing their surveil- deaths and thousands of injuries nation-
lance efforts now because of spring break wide, and that no single state-alone could
activities.- effectively control the product with inter-
The Florida Department of Agricul- net sales and people having the ability to
ture and Consumer Services has been in purchase it in other states.
the forefront in the effort to outlaw such The FDA ultimately chose to ban the.
products. In 1996, following the death of products.. The ban took effect-April 12.


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Top winners, L-R: Savannah McCroan, Junior Miss Altha; Mitzi Whit-
field, Miss Altha; Brandie Varnum, Teen Miss Altha; Katie Cox, Little
Miss Altha.


Miss Altha winners, L-R: Patricia Williams, 1st runner up; Lizzie Woolever,
Miss Congeniality; Mitzi Whitfield, Miss Altha; Shannon Grice, Sandra Arrant
Award


Fourteen young la-
dies competed! in the
2005 Miss Altha Pag-
eant, which was held
Saturday. March 12.
The girls we've judged
in several categories,
including On-Stage
Persbnaity, Verbal -
Conmmnicaticn. and .
Poise and Appear-
ance. As the 2004
reeigning queens
gave their final good-
byes, the new reign
of Miss, Teen Miss,
Junior Miss,, and .it-
de Miss Altha queens
for 2005 were an-
rournced.


Miss Altha, Mitzi Whitfield


Little Miss Altha winners, L-R: Hailey Mathers, 1st runner
up; Katie Cox, Little Miss Altha; Machaelyn Horton, 2nd
runner up.


Junior Miss Altha winners, L-R: Savannah
McCroan, Junior Miss; Mallory Basford, 1st
runner up.


Above, Teen Miss Altha winner,
Brandie Varnum.


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Local teachers travel to Washington D.C.


Area teachers traveled' to
Washington, D. C., February 17-
20 through the.US Department
of Education's Teaching Ameri-
can History Grant awarded to
the Panhandle Area. Educational
Consortium (PAEC). Teachers
had to complete a project and
meet various: other criteria in
order to participate in this mag-.
nificent opportunity. The teach-
ers learned first-hand about our.
nation's capital and \ ill be able


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to share this in their classrooms.
Attending teachers included, by
school district:
*Calhoun County Chev-
onell Johns, Teresa Curl, Amy
Henegar-Valenta, Alice Mar-
shall
. *FAMU -DevonCummings,
Charles Burney
*Franklin County Mike
Todd
*Holmes County James,
Sims, Julie Finch


*Jackson County Mindy
Howell, Faye Parker, Miranda
Boyd, Laurie _Neel-Hamilton,
Carol Laramore, Dawn Gentry,
Lanita Baxley, Jacque Stokes-
Taylor
*Liberty County Jeri Flow-
ers, Donna Summers
*Taylor Gloria Parker
*Wakulla Derek Miller,.
Bill Taylor
*Walton Karen Kelch, De-
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Lowfat or whole
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THURSDAY
Lunch: Pepperoni pizza wedge,
green salad with dressing, baked
potato in jacket, fruit cup.

FRIDAY
Lunch: Corndog nuggets, maca-
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A variety of fruits and
vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat or whole milk
served with all meals.

THURSDAY
Breakfast Chilled fruit cup with
nuts, cheese grits, cinnamon
toast.
Lunch; chicken with rice, can-
died yams, steamed cabbage,
corn bread, vanilla pudding.

FRIDAY
Breakfast Chilled apple juice,
sausage patty, waffles with
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participate in singing, dancing, act-
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team games for students from each
- grade to participate in such as rug-
of-war, water balloon volle\ ball.
and sack races. School, clubs will,
have booths including a marriage
and divorce booth; a catapult, a.
' boxing ring in %khich the contestants
use big foam glo\es on an inflatable
boxing ring, and a sick% u all. There
will also be several food booths.
This year we will be starting a new
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March 16- Spring Fling
March 17- Baseball Home at 3:30-6 p.m. against St. Joe;
Boys Weight lifting Meel at Godby 3 p.m.
March 18 Prom "A Night Under the Stars" I
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Spring Firng on Wednesdi,\ Stu-
dents will have z wonderful time
celebrating spring!

CHEERLEADING BANQUET.
by Courtney Bybee
On March 5 the BHS Cheerlead-
ers celebrated the end of a success-
-ful season with their end of the year
banquet at'Pizza Hut. This was
the last opportunitN for the squad
to eat together. Each cheerleader
receiired an award based on their
individual-traits and personalities.


as well as participation trophies for
the year. Mrs. Carmen Overholt
has been the sponsor for two,years
and she does a wonderful job. The
BHS cheerleaders want to extend a
special thank you for all of her love:
and support: .
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by Sarah Hatcher
The Blountstown High School
Publications Staff will be selling
yearbooks March 28 through April
1. The yearbooks will be thirty dol-
lars, and checks' need to be made
out to BHS. For mrre Informtionr,.
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of software that allows an e-mail to
be sent to parents noufh ing them of
Accelerated Reader test(s) that their
child has taken that day.
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The Unarmed Platoon commanded by*C/SFC Bradley Ammons stands at ease after complet-
ing drill sequence. JROTC PICTURES

JROTC takes part in Regional Competition


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ABOVE: The Varsity
Color Guard com-
manded by C/LtC
Kristy Jacobs re-
ports in to the head
judge. RIGHT: The
JV Male/Mix Un-
armed Squad com-
manded by C/PFC
Kristal Hommel gets
ready to compete.


The Liberty County JROTC Drill Team and Color
Guards competed in the District 2 regional competi-
tion on Feb. 26. The battalion had two Color Guards,
two male/mix unarmed squads, a female unarmed
squad, an armed squad, and a male/mix unarmed
platoon. The Bulldog battalion brought back four tro-
phies: 1st place in the male/mix unarmed platoon,
2nd place in Varsity Male/Mix Unarmed Squad, 3rd
place in Female Unarmed Squad, and 3rd place in
Armed Squad. These teams competed at State com-
'petitions in Lakeland on March 12.


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teachers. March 21 thru March 25 Spring Break
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two games, the Bulldogs won their
last two games beating West Gads-
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ert F. Munroe. They have been led
offensively by Derringer Edwards
with a .500 batting average and by
Jace Ford (1-0) on the mound.


Hosford School announces February awards


Creative writing classroom win- McDaniel, sixth grade; Hannah
ners Cierra White and Rileigh Moore, seventh grade; Lynn Padgett,
Sewell, kindergarten; Cailin Thomas eighth grade.
and Kaleb O'Steen, first grade; Me- School wide winners Kaleb
gan Sewell and Cheyenne Miranda, O'Steen, Breanna White and Kelsey
second grade; Breanna White and McDaniel.
Skye Hoover, third grade; Hayden Student of the month Tyler
Swier, fourth grade; Betsy Bradwell' Hall. and Gabby Morris, kindergar-
andHailey Abbot, fifth grade; Kelsey ten; Kara Spence and: Micah Mc-,


Caskill, first grade; Ashley Carroll
and Amos Tomlin, second grade; D.J.
Pittman and Gary Dart, third grade;
Carrie Jones, fourth grade; Taylor
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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 16,2005


Minutes from the Feb.


10 meeting


of the Liberty County Commission


Official minutes from the Liberty County
Commission regular meeting Feb. 10,2005
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to
order by Chairman John T. Sand-
ers. Present at the meeting were
commissioners Dexter Barber,
Albert Butch, Jim Johnson,, L.B.
Arnold, Attorney Shalene Grover,
Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk
Charla Kearce.
Prayer was led by Pastor Jack
Strader and the pledge of al-
legiance was led by Johnny Eu-
banks.
Motion to approve the minutes
.a. of the regular meeting held Jan. 6
and special meetings Jan. 20 and
25, 2005 was made by Arnold, sec-
onded by Johnson and carried.
S Ken Moneghan with the Florida
Association of Counties presented.
the board with a plaque of-appre-
ciation for being a member of the
Florida Association of Counties.
Bids on the removal of the
FEMA house was opened. Only
one bid received from Ducky
Johnson House Movers, Grand
Ridge bid on moving house pro-
viding a solid footer foundation
with piers $20,000 and moving
of house providing a solid footer,
solid foundation $23,500. Motion
to reject bid and advertise to sell:
the house and to open the bids at
the March 1 special meeting was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Rick Markum with. Opportu-
nity Florida gave an update to
the board concerning Opportunity
Florida.
Gloria Keenan presented an
amendment on the Arts Council
SGrant in the amount of $5.394. Mo-
tion to approve the grant amend-
ment was made by Johnson, sec-


onded by Butcher and carried.
Motion to appoint Chairman
John Sanders to serve on the Arts
Council was made by Butcher,
seconded by Barber and carried.
Motion to appoint Babs Moran
to serve on the Arts Council was
made by Barber, seconded by
Johnson and carried.
The board requested that all
grant applications and amend-
ments be presented to the clerk's
office a week before the board
meetings.
Health Department Administra-
tor Dave Odum commended the
board for opening their meetings
with prayer.
Dave Odum presented a proc-
lamation to designate Feb. 14 as
Liberty County Step Up Florida
Day to encourage all residents to
set goals to improve their health
and wellness. Motion to approve
the proclamation was .made by
Johnson, seconded by Butcher
and carried.
Dave Odum also. requested
additional, funding for the Health
Department. After the budget cuts
he said that the Health Department
was just not able to function. They
need an additional .$45,000. The
board requested that Mr. Odum
come to the next special meeting
on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. to
discuss what services are offered,
to Calhoun and Liberty and what
funding is received from Calhoun
and Liberty.
. Manning Miller ,presented a
proclamation for the. Red Cross.
Motion to proclaim Disaster Re--
sistant Neighborhood initiatives
as a part of the 2005 Hazardous
Weather Awareness Week was
made by Johnson, seconded by.
Butcher and carried.


Emergency Management Di-
rector, Sammy Hanna gave a
special thanks to Manning Miller
for his services in managing the
shelters.
Motion to approve $1,000 dona*-
tion to Liberty Sports and permis-
sion to use the Veterans Memo-
rial! Park fields for softball and
baseball, free use of the Veterans
Memorial banquet room to hold
baseball/softball, soccer, football
and basketball banquets for the
year of 2004/2005 and assist with
building secured gates between
the four fields with generalized
parking areas away from the nor-
mal operations of the field was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Bill Boothe requested that the
board endorse the State Scenic
Byway through Liberty County.
Motion to have the county attor-
ney draw up a resolution against
the Scenic.Byway was made by
Johnson, seconded by Butcher
and carried.
Motion to hire Stephen Ford as
the new 911 director to start in two
weeks was made by Johnson, sec-
onded by Barber and carried.
Ben Guthrie said that we have
two more signs to be made on the
Harrell Scenic Byway. .
Hal and Cindy Walker talked
with the board concerning the
problem they are having with.
people parking under the Telogia
Creek Bridge and going on their
property killing their animals.
Johnson made a motion to close
the road that goes under the Telo-
gia Creek Bridge. Motion died.
Motion to adopt Resolution
#05-03 to close Central Street to
Roberts Street in the town of Hos-
ford located in Block 16 adjacent


Liberty Co. Commission minutes


from the Feb. 3 special meeting


L nc,3/ mnuite_ trom the Liberty County
S C ;:rr, s.;on special meeiirq Fet. 3. 200i
a? reccrqea j 3'y rile t si creiar -
The meeting was called to order
by Chairman John T. Sanders with
Commissioners Dexter Barber,
Albert Butch, Jim Johnson, L.B.
-Arnold, Attorney Shalene Grover,
Clerk Robert Hill. -
Opening prayer was given by
Commissioner Butcher. The pledge
of allegiance was led by Johnny
Eubanks.
Susan Dasher discussed with
the board concerning her garbage
pickup. The board directed the
clerk to call Waste Managemenl
and have them pick up Ms. Dash-
er's garbage.
Sammy Singletary reported on
Duck Street in Orange. Singletary
S asked direction on this. No deci-
sion was made and this will be
discussed at the meeting on Feb.

Carroll Copeland gave the
board a budget for the Landlill
$111,739.88. Discussion fol-
- lowed. -
Attorney Grover gave the board
some information on ways to pay
for solid waster. One possibility is
a special assessment. The board
asked for information on tying tnis
to. the power bill.
Discussion on the March free
month at the landfill. Motion by
itnher seconded hv.Barhber nto


one week free in August. For the
motion Barber and Butcher. Against
the motion Arnold, Johnson and
Sanders. The March free month
will continue as in the past.


Motion to advertise ordinance
05-01 was made by Johnson sec-
onded by Butcher and carried.
Motion to adjourn by Johnson
seconded by Barber and carried.


to lots 2, 3, 6 and 7 was made by
Arnold, seconded by Johnson and
carried.
Motion to approve pay request
#2 and 3 on CR 1.641 to be paid
out of SCRAP funds was made
by Barber, seconded by Johnson
and carried.
Motion to advertise bids on
the 12 South head wall replace-
ment, dirt road off of Blue Creek
Road and Highway 67 in front of
the Brown place was made by
Arnold, seconded by Johnson and
carried.
Motion to approve the CDBG
project for a water line extension
for the Lake Mystic Water system
was made by Barber, seconded by
Johnson and carried.
Motion to have Larry Brown get
telephone bids on the backflow
preventors to bring to the special
meeting on Monday, Feb. 21 was
made by Barber, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
The board did not open Duck,
Street in the Orange Subdivision.
The board told Edward Brown
that the Johnny Brown Road will
possibly, be paved with FEMA
funding.
Carroll Copeland asked if the
board has heard from the Depart-
ment of Corrections concerning
the prison squad to help during
free clean up month at the landfill.
The clerk said that he has talked
to DOC but has not received an
answer.
Ambulance director Ben Guth-
rie talked with the board. Motion
to approve the contract with EMS
consultants to represent Liberty
County contingent upon county
attorney approval was made by
Arnold, seconded by Johnson and
carried.
Ben Guthrie said that Pat Fair-
cloth has resigned and we will
need to get another qualified
person to do the billing for the.
ambulance. The board said to talk
wi the health Department and
see if they would do the billing for
the Ambulance Department.
Barber made a motion to ap-
prove a 90-10 grant application
on the ambulance in the amount
of $176,356, seconded by Butcher


and carried:
Motion to approve the purchase
of an ambulance radio for a cost of
$926 that will be compatible with
Tallahassee hospitals was made
by Johnson, seconded by Barber
and carried.
Brenda Clay gave the board
hats, umbrella and pens from the
Liberty County Senior Citizens to
show their appreciation.
The board requested that the
chairman sign a letter to the De-
partment of Corrections stating the
Landfill prices on television sets.
The board said to advertise a
special meeting on growth of the
county to be held Monday, Feb.
21 at 7 p.m.
The board would like for the
building inspector to look at mobile
homes before a permit is issued
and moved into the county.
Motion to change the speed-
limit on Hwy. 12 South from 45 to
55 mph was made by Johnson,
seconded by Butcher, carried by
Barber. Arnold and Sanders voted
against the motion.
Motion to pave Henry Kever
Road after the Danny Black Road
is finished was made by Johnson,
seconded by Butcher, carried by
Barber. Arnold and Sanders voted
against the motion.
Johnson made a motion to
move Sammy Singletary to pur-
chasing agent and preventative
Maintenance and move Sammy
Hanna to road supervisor and
Rhonda Lewis to emergency man-
agement director for a temporary
eight month period, seconded
by Sanders. No one carried this
motion.
Motion to have Clark Edenfield
ride with Larry Brown two days a
week was made by Johnson, sec-
onded by Butcher and carried.
The board approved the chair-
man-to sign a letter for Ben Guthrie
concerning the ambulance grant
requesting a waiver of the 10%
match.
Motion to pay the bills was
made by Arnold, seconded by
Johnson and carried.
Motion to adjourn was made
by Butcher, seconded by Barber
and carried.


Feb. 21 special meeting minutes of the Liberty Co. Commission


Official minutes from the Liberty-County
m n- ', re. 't r,%\ a &la, 'eiar,
The meeting was called to order
by Chairman- John 'T. Sanders.
Present at the meeting were com-
missioners Dexter' Barber,- Albert
Butch, Jim Johnson,. L.B. Arnold,.
Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk
Robert Hill.
The opening prayer was given
by Pastor Myrna Carnl'ey. The
pledge of allegiance was led by.
Johnny Eubanks.
Building Inspecior Joe Red
Shuler informed the board of a
mobile home on 333- and River
Road that had been moved without
proper permitting. This is a clear
violation of the County ordinance.
Motion by Barber seconded by
Butcher and carried to have At-:
torney Grover proceed with legal
action on this.
-Doug Dane and Jeff Stauffer
with St. Joe Company presented a
4,500-acre Liberty County parcel to
be putup for sale. All land develop-
ment code requirements are met.


Shave one week free in March and- Motion by Butcher seconded by


Johnson and carried to approve
Christmas on the Square for the
second Saturday in December. The
theme will be Lights of Liberty.
Ms. Tanner discussed the Hos-
ford Library situation with the
board. A decision will be made at
a later meeting.
Davis Stoutamire brought up
the Blue Creek Road. Discussion
followed .
Ben Guthrie presented a letter of
resignation from Zeb Shuler effec--
tive March 10. Motion to advertise
by Johnson seconded .by Butcher
and carried. A.decision will be made
at the March 1: meeting.
Guthrie presented the 911 wire-
less grant application to the board.
This grant will purchase a new
generator to power the communi-
cation center. Motion. by Johnson
seconded by Barber and carried
to approve application.
The board set the salary for EMS
director Ben Guthrie at regular EMT
hourly pay and an administrative
,annual supplement of $4,160.
Ambulance billing was dis-


cussed. Motion by Butcher sec--
onded by Johnson and carried to
advertise this part-time position.
Motion by Barber seconded by
Butcher and carried to approve
ordinance 05-01. This pertains to'
fees at the landfill.
Motion by Johnson seconded
by Butcher and carried to approve
Resolution 05-04. This resolution
,offers encouragement and sup-
port of the expansion of Liberty
Corrections.
Jim Parrish'spoke to the'board
about alternative revenue possibili-
ties for our county.
Preble-Rish gave phone bids on
the backilow preventers. Motion to
accept low bid from Castle-North


Corporation for $5,642.70 was
made by Johnson seconded by
Barber and carried..
Motion by Arnold seconded by.
Johnson and carried to amend our
budget to increase the Health De-
partment budget by $19,500.
Motion by Johnson seconded
by Barber and carried by Arnold
and Sanders (Butcher voted No)
to move Samny Singletary to Road
department purchasing agent,
Sammy Hanna to road superinten-
dent temporary and Rhonda Lewis
to emergency management direc-
tor temporarily. These changes will
be effective Feb. 28, 2005.
Motion to adjourn by Butcher,
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Liberty Co. School Board Feb. 8 meeting minutes


Official minutes from the Liberty County
School Board meeting Feb. 8, 2005
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was -called to or-
der by Chairman Kyle Peddie.
Members present at the meeting
were Darrel Hayes, Tommy Dug-
gar, Roger Reddick, James Flow-
ers, Kyle Peddie and Superintern-
dent David Summers.
1. The opening prayeY was of-
fered by Duggar and the Pledge of
Allegiance was led by Hayes.
2. RECOGNITION
3. HEAR FROM PUBLIC


Opportunity was given to any-
one in the. public to speak regard-
ing the workshop on the baseball
issue. Wendall Shuler asked if
the Board would be taking any-
action regarding a change in the
Tolar Baseball Team. The Board
informed him that no action would-
be taken.
Wendy Phillips spoke with the
Board about her concerns regard-
ing the advertised School Board
policy on health insurance for re-
tirees. The Board agreed to adopt


the policies as advertised but to
have a workshop at a later date to
look at options on amount Board
may be willing to contribute toward
retirees; insurance.
4. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and carried
.unanimously to adopt the agenda
with the exception of Consent Item
5 A (Minutes of Jan. 18, 2005)
which were tabled until the next
meeting.
5. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Duggar and


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carried unanimously to approve
Consent Items B and C (Budget
Amendments/Payment of Bills/
. Financial Statement for January
2005 and Principal's Reports for
January, 2005)
6. OLD BUSINESS
Motion was made by Flowers,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to delete the Custo-
dian I position and supplement at
W.R. Tolar School.
Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to remove previously
tabled motion to approve recom-
mendation of Gladstone Love as
Custodian I at Tolar School and to
receive supplement for same from
the table.
Motion was made by Flowers,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to rescind the mo-
tion to approve recommendation
of Gladstone Love as Custodian
I at Tolar School and to receive
supplement for same.
7. ACTION ITEMS
A. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to approve the
revised salary schedules.
B. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
Special Pay Deferral Plan for em-
ployees to be administered by Ad-
visors Financial Group.
C. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to approve per-
mission to advertise School Board
Policy on Bereavement Leave.
D. Motion was made. by Flow-
ers, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
School Board Policy Changes as
advertised.
E. Personnel Matters
1. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Flowers and car-
ried unanimously to approve rec-
ommendation to hire Stephanie
Wolensky as Homebound Teacher
effective Dec. 1, 2004.
2. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by'Flowers and
carried: unanimously to approve
request for permission to create
an ESE Teacher Aide position
for the Trainable Mentally Handi-
capped Program..
3. Motion was made by Flowers,
seconded by Duggar and carried-
unanimously to approve changing
previous recommendation regard-
ing food service for the Liberty
Kids First Child Care Program to
allow Linda Goethe, Lunchroom
Manager at LEAC, to work at her
regular hourly rate, as needed, on
days when the Liberty Kids First
Child Care Program is open and
regular school is not (this is to be
retroactive to Dec. 22, 2004). -
4. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Flowers and carried


unanimously to approve nomina-
tion of Stephanie Holley as Fiscal
Assistant in the Finance Office to
be effective Jan. 27, 2005.
5. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to approve rec-
ommendation of Donna Heirs as
Data Entry operator at W. R. Tolar
K-8 School to be effective Jan. 31,
2005.
6. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Fran Cutshaw
as temporary Teacher Aide III in
the Superintendent's Office at
LEAC effective Jan. 18, 2005 on
as needed substitute basis (salary
based on 12 month teacher-aide
position to be paid hourly).
7. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of the following
personnel for after-school pro-
gram for 2004-05:
Stephanie Shuler
Mary Catherine Davis
Sara Elder
Karli Borowski
Stacey Creamer
Stacey Layne
Kristin McCoy
8. INFORMATION AND DIS-
CUSSION ITEMS
Stephanie Maige requested
that the Board change the April
Board Meeting back to the second
Tuesday in April rather than the
third. The Board members agreed
and requested Singletary to adver-
tise this change in the local paper.
9. TRANSPORTATION MAT-
TERS
10. SUPERINTENDENT'S RE-
PORTS .
Summers informed the Board
that they would be receiving
Monthly Maintenance Reports
from Glenn Moore.
11. BOARD MEMBER CON-
CERNS
A letter from the president of
Liberty Sports was read request-
ing use of the fields behind the
horse arena. Motion was made
by Flowers, seconded by Reddick
and carried unanimously to ap-
prove the use of the fields pend-
ing verification of insurance from
Liberty Sports. .
A letter from Barbara Williams
was read requesting the use of
Hosford School gym for dance
classes. Since she will be charg-
ing for the classes, Summers in-
formed the Board that he would
check with the..School Board At-
torney and requested the Board to
table this request until he receives
a legal opinion.
12. ADJOURNMENT
Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to adjourn the meet-
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MAGGIE LOU ELDRIDGE BRANTON
BLOUNTSTOWN Maggie Lou Eldridge
Bratoin, 90, passed away Wednesday, March 9,
2005 in the home of her daughter in Piano, Texas.
She was born in Blountstown and had lived all of
her life in Calhoun County. She was a member of
First Baptist Church in Blountstown and had been
a teacher's aide in Blountstown Elementary School
for several years. She was also a receptionist for her
husband, Dr. M.W. Eldridge for several years.
Survivors include one son, Webster Majia Eldridge
and his wife, Julie of Havana; three step-sons, Dr. M.C.
Eldridge, M.W. Eldridge, Jr. and Miles Eldridge, all of
Blountstown; one daughter, Sandra Wynn and her
husband, John of Plano, Texas; three step-daugh-
ters, Evelyn Gaskin, Glenda Vickery and DorothN
Ward, all of Blountstown; one brother, Jerome
-Rabon of Albermarle; NC; two sisters, Dorothy
Rabon Eldridge of Blountstown and Ruth Aultman
of Wewahitchka; 34 grandchildren; 51 great-grand-
children; 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, March 14, 2005
from Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob-
ert Walker and Rev. Tom Stallworth' officiating.
Interment followed in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in
Blountstown.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

WADE MONROE SMITH
BLOUNTSTOWN Wade Monroe Smith,
73, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2005 at Bay
Memorial Medical Center in Panama City. He was a
native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County. He
as a veteran of the Korean conflict serving in the
United States Army. He was a lumber yard manager'
at Waldorff Aee Hardware in Altha for 22 years.
He and his .wife, Faye were, owners and operators
of the Union 76 Service Station. in Blountstown
for 26 years. He attended Victory Hill Pentecostal
Holiness Church
Survivors include his wife, Faye Smith-of
Blounistow. n: one son, Gregory Wade Smith of
Gainesville; one daughter. Traci i Smith) Hall and.
her husband. Jim Hall of Blountstown; a brother,
John A. Smith of Pensacola; a sister, Hilma Barbee
of Blountstow n: three grandchildren, Brody and
Reagan Hall of Blountsto%% n and Chris Hall of Tal-
lahassee.
Sen ices ere held Saturday, M arch 12, 2005 at
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Wal-
lace, Re'."Edgar Fuqua and Rev. Dewayne Tolbert
officiating. Interment follow ed in Nettle Ridge
Cemetery in Blountsto's n. '
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

MARY WEEKS VARNUM
BLOUNTSTOWN Marn Weeks Varnum, 96,
passed a\%ay Thursda\, March 10. 2005 at Calhoun-
LibertN Hospital in Blountsto\, n. She \\as born in
Washington County and had li ed in Blountstoi\ n
most of her life. She was of the Methodist faith.
'" She was predeceased by her
husband, Hezzie Varnum; one .-_.__
s'tep-daughter. Elva Marsh and
two great-grandsons. Ren Glass .
and Benjamin Bramblette.
Sur\viors include two sons. BEVIS
Stanley Varnum of Chiple\ and
HarryVarnum of Blountstown; -
three daughters. Patricia Lee and id-t
Mary Burch. both of BlounisLow, n. 1
Catherine Schlein of Casselber;
C sisters. Beck\ Garrecte of A"r ", T
Chipley and Albertm Ealum of an
;: Glendale; 15 grandchildren: 17
reat-grandchildren: one great- A
great-grandchild .Ali
Graveside services were held hi
Sunday. March 13. 2005 at Dykes
S Cemetery in Greenhead %with. Tod
SRe. Chad Corbin officiating. T o
S :Interment followed in Dykes ,
Ce-metery in Greenhead. 7 .
SPeavy Funeral Home in
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LOIS ELIZABETH WILSON MERCER
HAVANA -,Lois Elizabeth Wilson Mercer, 92,
passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2005. She was
born in Malone and raised in Dothan, AL and was
a retired educator. She graduated from Bob. Jones
College then. located in Lynn Haven. By the time
she was 21 she had received a master's degree in
library science from Colorado State Teacher Col-
lege and had done additional graduate work at the
University of Michigan. She then joined the faculty
of Bob Jones College where she was head librar-
ian and taught speech. She married Rev. James
"Cotton" Mercer on May 29, 1940 and they had
six children. After her marriage, she devoted her
time and energy to raising her family. She also
did extensive volunteer work with Girl Scouts and
Cub Scouts and was state director for camping for
the Minnesota Girl Scouts. She was active in her
church and taught Sunday school for many years.
She was an avid reader and her library always
contained a vast array of subjects. In 1959, Dr. and
Mrs. Mercer relocated their family to Pontiac, MI
and she returned to teaching speech and English
full time and later became a high school guidance
counselor. She received an additional master's.
degree in educational counseling from Michigan
State University and became head guidance coun-
selor at Pontiac Northern High School. Following
her retirement in 1977, Dr. and Mrs. Mercer lived
in Quincy and Apalachicola. When her husband of
56 years died, she moved to Havana. She was very
devoted to her family.
Survivors include two sons, James Woodrow
Mercer and his wife, Vicki of Pacific Palisades, CA
and John T. W. Mercer and his wife, Mary of At-
lanta, GA; four daughters, Elizabeth Ann Sandberg
and her husband, Buzz of Ashland, Ohio, Martha
Pagliuca and her husband, Lou of Brandon, MS,
Jane Heady of Canton, MI, and Sara Jill Mercer
and her husband, Ned Megargee of Havana. 14
grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren;
Services were held Friday March 11, 2005 at
Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford. Interment fol-
lowed in Hosford Cemetery in Hosford.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

ROSS C. ANDERSON SR.
BLOUNTSTOWN Ross C. Anderson Sr., 75,
passed a\\ a\ Thursday, March 10, 2005 at Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital in Blountstown. He was born in
Kansas and had lived in Blountstown since 1990
coming from Chicago, IL. He was a train engineer
.for the Petibone Railroad in Chicago and was a
veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the
United States Army.
Survivors include one son, Ross C. Anderson
Jr. of Blountstown; four daughters, Linda Ander-
son of Blountstown, Deanna Rivera of Bristol,
Nanc\ Pac\ inhia of Chicago, IL, Mitzie Johnson
of Rickford. IL. 11 grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren.
Gra% side seni ices were held Monday, March
14, 2005 at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, IL.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.





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going to bed. When she woke up the
next morning, her digital clock read,
"7:47." She took that as a sign she was
supposed to fly to the Bahamas on a
747.
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first thing is to offer yourself completely
to God.. Tell God that you will go any-
where He wants you to go, do anything
He wants you to do, and do it however
He wants it done.
Paul is alluding to the sacrifice
called .the Burnt Offering. It was of-
fered at the Temple of God in the Old
Testament. When a person went to the
Temple to sacrifice the Burnt Offering,
he understood that it was a dedicatory
offering.
The worshipper chose the best male
sheep, goat, or bull from his flock or
herd. Poor people could offer a dove or
pigeon. The animal always had to be
unblemished without defect. God wants
our best.
The worshipper washed the animal
in a pool outside the Temple and then
presented it to God before the priest in
the Temple. He laid his hands on the
animal's head making the animal his
substitute. The animal's throat was cut.
The blood was sprinkled on the sides of
the altar. Then the entire animal was
burned on the altar. As the smoke rose
to heaven, it symbolized the worshipper
devoting himself entirely to God.
Paul said, -"to offer your bodies
as living sacrifices." We are to give
ourselves completely in life to Christ.
Christ gave Himself as a sacrifice to
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Briggs, $85. Call 762-3488

Wisconsin Industrial side
hp, $75. Call 762-3488.

Impact drill kit, 1/2", with ca
stones, brand new, never
speed with reverse, $30. C
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Tools, 8" Craftsman bench
paid $100 asking $60;
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$148 with tax, C-camcorde
used very little, includes car
Call.643-3007.

Guitars, electric: bass fo
Peavey electric guitar, $150
acoustic,.$100. Call 762-8E

Leather love seat for $2
762-8193.

Dining room table with twi
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Ensure milk for $15 a ca;
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Utility trailer, tilts with win
long and 43 inches wide. $4
762-8883.

Two pecan trees, free bul
be. removed. Call 762-8883

Antique buffet and matching
made in late 1800's or early
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Antique John Deere corns
crank, type or electric, $2(
762-8193.

Pressure cooker, seven
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pipe with couplings, never
used, $45. Call 762-8193.

Rug shampooer for $40. C
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, Camp stove, gas, two b
$30. Call 762-8193.

Microwave, battery operate
$20. Call 762-8193.

Baby play pen, folds up for
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Dining room table, 7 ft., no chairs,
$50. Call 762-3463. 3-16, 3-23


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shaft,7 GE dryer, new but knobs gone, $40.
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ase, bits, Emerson microwave with turn-
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Bridesmaid dresses, one is yellow
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both fully beaded, one pink, size
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offer. Call 762-3607 and I
message.

1995 Jeep Grand Cheroki
ited sport utility, 4 door, 4x4,
*good condition, $5,200. C<
'9000.







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2001 ToyotaTacoma, 4x4, extend-
ed cab, $1,500 stereo, one owner,
66,000 miles, $15,500. Call 643-
3777 or 622-4549. 3-16,3-23

1996 Grand Marquis, loaded, ex-
cellent condition, $3,800. Call 674-
5681 after 5 p.m. 3-16,3-23

2002 Dodge Stratus, tinted win-
dows, CD player, 54,000 miles, take
over payments. Call 674-5925 after
5 p.m. 3-16,3-23

1993 Chrysler LaBaron, 106,000
miles for $900. Call 762-8195.
3-16,3-23

1985 Ford Ranger, 4x4, runs good,
drives, $850. Call 674-8010.
3-9, 3-16

1980 Chevrolet long wheel base
truck for $550. Call 674-8437.
S 3-9,3-16

1999ChevyZ71, regularcab, V8,3"
body lift, dual exhaust, after market
sound system, $10,000. Call 209-
4837. 3-9, 3-16

1992 Buick Roadmaster wagon,
very good condition, $2,850. Call
762-8812. 3-9,3-16


1974VWSuperbeatle, good condi-
3.16, 3-23 tion, $2,500. Call 674-3872.
agn 3-9, 3-16
Nagon,
)od mo 1998 Ford Windstar, 69,000 miles,
p.m. or $6,500. Call 447-0999. 3-9,3-16
3-16, 3-23
3-16, 3-23 1994 Nissan Altima for $4,490.
150x15 Call 447-0999. 3-9, 3-16
Eels, six
3-16, 3-23 1992 Mitsubishi Galant for$1,500.
Call 447-0999. 3-9, 3-16
as is for
2209or 1983 Chevy.S10 Extended Cab,
3-16,3-23 AC/heater, radio, fairly new tires,
body in good shape, $2,300 or best
en, as is offer. Call 379-3229 and leave a
9-2209 message. 3-9,3-16
3-16, 3-23 .
1991-1995 Truck/Pathfinder
3-16, 3-23 VG30E parts, V-6 motor with war-
ranty for $600, and automatic 4x4
leather, transmission with transfer case for
)or best $500, will take $1000 or best offerfor
eave a both. Call 674-4058 or 447-0072.
3-16,3-23 3-9, 3-16

ee, lim- 1991 NissanTruck, 4x4, extended
loaded, cab, rolling chassy, body in good:
all 639- condition, $200 or best offer. Call
3-16, 3-23 674-4058 or 447-0072. 3-9,3-16


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1993 Nissan, extended cab, 4x4
pickup, good shape, $1,800 or best
offer. Call 899-0901 or 379-8764.
3-9, 3-16

1995 Ford F150, 4x4, has 35x12x50
tires, with 302, 5.0 engine, 5 speed,
all 4-wheel drive works, 150,000
miles, $3,500 or best offer. Call
674-9309. 3-9, 3-16

Buy, sell, trade with an ad in the
classified. For more information
call 643-3333 or fax to 643-3334.
3-16,3-23
1996 Ford Explorer, in excellent
condition, power everything, ser-
viced regularly, 98,000 miles, asking
$3,800. For more information call
643-7072(days) or 674-8990(eve-
nings). 3-9,3-16

1994 Lincoln Towncar, in good
.condition, will trade for van in good
Shape. Call 674-1408 ask for Jes-
sie. .. .. 3-9,3-16



Farm Equipment
Saturday, March 19 at
9 a.m.,1 mile, east of
Greenwood, FL on
Hwy. 69 Fort Rd.
Consignments Wecome
John Stanley
(850)594-5200
AU044/AB491 3-9. 3-16



BR Set, Solid wood: 7 pc.
queen/king bed, dresser,
mirror, 2 nightstands, chest
avail. New in boxes. Can
; deliver. Retail $5000 sell $1400.
Call 850-222-9879
Bed, KING Size, name brand
mattress, box wl warranty, New
in plastic S295 can deliver 850-
222-2113
;'BED Solid wood cherry sleigh
bed & pillow top mattress set.
All New in box. Retail $1400,
sell $575. 850-222-7783
Queen- Double Pillow top
mattress set. Name brand. New
in plastic, factory warranty,
$195. 850-425-8374
Couch & Loveseat: Brand new,
still packaged. wi warranty. Can
deliver. Suggested retail $1200,
sell $450. 850-545-7112
DINING. RM. Beautiful new
cherry table,- 6 Chippendale
chairs, lighted china cabinet,
can deliver. S3K list, sell for
$1100. 850-222-2113
Bed, New Visco NASA Memory
Foam Mattress Set. Still boxed,
factory warranty, can deliver.
Mfg. list $1200, sell $400. Call
850-425-8374


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.


2003 V Star Silverado, 650cc,
garnet and root beer in color, fully
dressed, garage kept, looks and
runs like new, 82,765 original miles,
will sell for pay off $6,100 firm. Call'
643-4701. .33-9,316


2002 G-3 boat with 60 hp Yamaha
motor and trailer, $5,000. Call 379-
3349. 3-16, 3-23

1982 GlasstreamStarline, 14.5ft.,
fiberglass, needs floor replaced, no
motor, trailer needsto be repainted,
bearings, hubs, hardware have
been replaced, $500. Call 643-
3053. 3-16, 3-23

White Line 14 ft. Bateau, with 20
hp Mariner outboard, stick steer-
ing, White Line aluminum seats,
galvanized trailer, $2,200. Call 674-
8010. 3-9,3-16

Aluminum boat, 16 ft. with trailer,
$350. Call 643-2705. 3-9, 3-16

'EASY FINANCING
READY TO MOVE IN
2002 doublewide-
with 3BR on
: approximately1/2
acre lot at NW 12th in"
Blountstown. $55,900
For more information
call (866)471-2005


1998 Partikraft pontoon boat, 90
hp Mercury Force engine, 53 lbs.
thrust trolling motor, 24 ft., sleeps
six, bathroom, ice box, full canvas
top. Call 674-5719. 3-9, 3-16


ShihTzu and Chihuahua puppies,
4 weeks old, ready to go, $50 each.
Call 674-4686. 3-16, 3-23

Labrador retriever puppies, 8
weeks old, beautiful; one Labrador
mom, free to a good home; one Ger-
man Shepherd, great watch dog, 11
months old. Call 643-4801.
-. 3-16,3-23


Cats, small to big, free to a good
home. Call 762-3531. 3-16;,3-23

Cocker Spaniel puppy, just
weaned and aAKC registered Shih
Tzu puppy for $250 each or best of-
fer. Call 627-3370. 3-16, 3-23

Miniature Dachshund puppy,
male, six weeks old, black and tan.
.Call 674-6294. 3-16, 3-23
Bulldog puppies, 3/4 White Eng-
lish, 1/4 American for $100. Call
643-3606 or 674-1400. 3-16,3-23





1/2 acre Mobile
' Home lot located inr

Neal Subdivision
in Bristol
8 Call
(850) 379-8725


Rodney Miller's Bonded &

Lawn Service Insured
Residential Commercial Year 'round Service


Roof blowing Reasonable rates!
Home 643-4267 Cell 643-6589 *Free estimates.


Three Beagle deer dogs,
a good home. Call 379-353


Puppies, Colby and Carver
can Red Pit, two females a
males, $150 each. Call 674


Puppies, free to a good honm
762-2028.



Wanted: male, Pekinese pup
free. Call 762-8193. .

Wanted: large or small tracts
in Liberty County. Call 445-0


Wanted: house for sale with
six acres, less than $195,00
445-0828.

Wanted: Horse trailerthat ho
horses, bumper pull, doesn't
if it needs work. Call 643-30


Wanted: Old model Mustang
not have motorortransmissio
762-8742.

Wanted: someone who
mobile homes. Call 674-614


Wanted: anyone looking fo
to buy for a 1993 Ford Esco
379-9400.

Wanted: a pony saddle and b
reasonable price. Call 379-3


free to
36.
3-9,3-16

Ameri-
nd four
21 -Ot


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



Lost: Shih Tzu, male, sandy brown
with black ears, answers to Jo Jo,
missing from Freeman Rd. in Bristol
on Saturday. Call 643-3241 or 643-
1792. 3-9,3-16

Found: Brindle colored dog and
black lab, around Turkey Creek
Rd. in Bristol. Call 643-3048 to
identify. 3-9, 3-16


-,. 1971 or 1972 mobile home, single
3-9,3-16 wide, 2BR/1 Ba, free for the haul-
S ing, you will need axles. Call 762-
he. Call 3463. 3-16,3-23
3-9,3-16
14x70 mobile home, needs work,
free but must move. Call 379-
ppy, for 9398. 3-16,3-23
3-16, 3-23
1982 mobile home, 14x52 with
of land 8x16 deck, skirting, central heat
0828. and air, $4,200. Call 762-2507.
3-16, 3-23 3-9,3-16

at least Remodeled house on 1.2 acre lot,
)0. Call 4BR, 2 new ceramic tile baths and
3-16,3-23 laundry room, hardwood floors,
basement. For more information call
Idsatwt 643-5235(evenings). 3-9, 3-16
matter
)48
1623 1993 Southern Homedoublewide,
3-16,3-23 28x60, 3BR/2BAwith fireplace, ask-

g, need ing payoff, must be moved. Call
)n.Call 762-3427. 3-9, 3-16
3-9,3-16
Log houseforsale by owner, 18204
moves Roy Golden Rd., two bedrooms,
[2. 1 bath, kitchen, dining area, liv-
3-9,3-16 ing/family room, large closets, two
parts porches, central heat and air. Call
,, ,,1 674-5963 or 785-1476. 1-19T.3-16


It. r dCall
3-9, 3-16

ridleat
3232.
3-9, 3-16


*2 bedroom house, 1
bath. Call 643-5582
(evenings)

*3 bedroom, 1 bath,
brick home, Neal Sub-
division. Call 643-1090
and ask for Nicole.


Yard Sale, Saturday, March 19,
located on Pea Ridge Rd. across
from Dollar General, includes infant
boy clothes, sizes 0-12 months, boy
clothes sizes 2T-3T, and 8-10 infant
girl clothes, size 6-18 months, girl
clothes, size 8-10, men and women
clothes, shoes, toys, baby items,'
something for everyone, cancel if
rain. Call 643-3881. 3-16
Yard Sale, Saturday, March 19 at 8
a.m.(no early birds please) inTrailer
City,-Lot #3, no room in house,
have to get rid of good stuff. Call
674-6520. 3-16


* Large Spacious doublewide! 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,048 sq. ft., on 1
acre lot. This doublewide has many amenities, including a garden
tub, living room and den! Asking $75,000. Accepting all offers, seller
is motivated. ,
* REDUCED $10,000! Commercial Property located on Hwy. 65 in
Hosford, includes two commercial buildings, is currently leased by
Whitney's Seafood II. Asking $57,500.
.* Pack Your Fishing Gear! .25 acres, just blocks from the Estiffan-
ulga boat landing. Perfect spot for a mobile home or house! JUST
REDUCED to $8,000.
* Looking for Land! 1/2 acre more or less, located on Old Bristol Rd.,
asking $6,500.
* Prime Hunting Property! 80 acres in Juniper, loaded with hard-
wood, some swamp land and timber. Beautiful land with creek run-
ning through it. Asking $195,000.
* Hwy 20 Frontage! 4.63 acres, large beautiful oak trees.on property,
wonderful investment purchase! Asking only $70,000.

We want your listings. If you have a home or vacant land you are inter-
ested in selling give us a call and let us know. We will give you a special
listing price for the month of March. We have many buyers who are in
need of large and small tracts of land in Liberty County. Please call Hqlli
Revell at 850-445-0828 for,more information. -


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.,





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To start enjoying your very own little piece of the country, call
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ANTHONY TODD HOLCOMB
BRISTOL-Anthony Todd Holcomb, 3(
away Friday, March 11, 2005 in Gainesville
born in Hattiesburg, MS and had lived in
County for most of hig life. He was a me
Rivertown Community Church in Blou
and worked as a third generation self-ei
stumper.
He was predeceased by his grandparents,
Nobles of Bristol, Gussie Nobles Lofton
tiesburg, MS and Rueben and Callie Holi
Hatiesburg, MS.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Hol
Bristol, one son, Jared Anthony Holcomb ol
parents, Royce and Patricia Holcomb of
one sister, Tammy Revell and her husbar
of Tallahassee; three brothers, Jamie Holcd
his wife, Randy, Scott Holcomb, Kyle Holcc
his wife, Misty, all of Bristol; father and mo
law, Bob and Ruth Pickron of Bristol, b-ro
sister-in-law, Doyle and Beth Brown of I
numerous nieces and nephews
Services were held Monday,. March 14,
Rivertown Community Church in Blountstc
Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Interment fol]
Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown
charge of the arrangements.
GERALD W.
"JERRY" BURNETT
HOSFORD Gerald W. Bur-
nett,. 58, passed away Frida,..
March. 1, 2005 in Hosford. He was
a native of Quincy and had lived
in Hosford the past 32 years. He
was a member of Corinth Baptist
Church and Sons of the Confed-
eracy. He had a great love for his 9
family and the outdoors. He worked
Quincy.
He was predeceased by his fa-
ther,. S. W. Burnett.
Sunrvivors include his wife of 37
years, Barbara Ainn Burnett; two
daughters, Sheryl Fountain and her
husband, Randall of Tallahassee i
and Lisa Burnett of Quincy; his s
mother, Mary Burnett of Quincy;
special friends, Russell Hosford
and Keith Corbin: one grandchild,
Kyla Fountain.
Services were held Sunday
March 13, 2005 at Corinth Bap-
tist Church in Hosford. Interment
followed in Sanders Cemetery in
Hosford.
Independent Funeral Home in
* Quinc) was in charge of the. ar-
rangements.

ROYCE WAYNE
"PETE" BAILEY
GRAND RIDGE Royce-
Wayne "Pete" Baile\, 69, passed
away Sunda\. March 13, 2005 at
Flowers Hospital in Dothan. AL. .
-He was born in Blounisto\\ n and
later moved to Grand Ridge. He
S was employed as a truck driver/
owner-opetator He served in the
U.S. Marines for more than six
years. served t'.\ o tours of duty and
was aw arded a Purple Heart and a
Bronze medal after his service in
Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife,"
Phyllis; two sons, Anthon. Wayne
Bailey of Luka. MS and Jackon
Bailey of Bellmont, MS; one sister.
Davene Connelly of Blountstown;
three grandchildren, Dylan and Tre-
varBaile) and Nikki Sanders.
Services are: scheduled to be
held Wedneda\. March 16, 2005 ,
at 1 p.m.(CT from NMaddox Chapel
with 'Rev. Paul Smith officiating.
Interment will follow in Shady
Grove Cemetery in Grand Ridge. -
with full .military honors by Sneads
Amierican Legion Post 241..
James and Sikes Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel in Marianna is in .
charge of the arrangements. ....


THOMAS J. SWEARINGTON
BRISTOL Thomas J.
Swearington, 66, passed away
Monday, March 14, 2005 at his
home. He was born in Panama
City and had lived in Bristol for
Sthe past 2 years, moving here
S.. from Panama City. He was a
heavy equipment operator in
the landscaping business.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Swearing-
ton of Bristol; five sons, Tommie Swearington of
Blountstown, Raymond and Byron Sherrod, both
of Bristol, Ronnie Swearengin and his wife Patsy
of Dothan, AL; four daughters, Ginger Harris of
Bristol, Leathie Swearington of Blountstown,
Jeanne Roney and Rosie Boone, both of Missouri;
three brothers, Billy Swearengin of Dothan, John
Swearengin of Blountstown and David Swearengin
of Bristol; one sister, Joyce Foster of Panama City;
two.step-sisters, Patty Swearengin of Blountstown
and Diane Swearengin of Bristol; five grandchil-
dren.
Services are scheduled to be held Wednesday,
March 16, 2005 at 3 p.m.(ET) from.Bristol As-
sembly of God Church. Interment will follow in
Rock Bluff Cemetery near Bristol.
Adams Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of
the arrangements.

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NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
AND SPECIAL MEETING

The Liberty County Board of County
Commissioners will have a workshop on
Monday, March 21, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in
the courtroom of the courthouse to open-
bids on the EWP paving projects.

Flordia Statute 125.001 requires that due
public notice be given of all regular and
special meetings of the Board of County
Commissioners of a County in the- State
of Florida. Florida Statute 286.0105 re-
quires, that notices of any meeting or
hearing, if notice of a meeting or hear-
ing is required, must include the foliow-
ing languages, "if a person decides to
appeal any decision made by Ihe board.
i agency or commission with respect to
i any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, he will need. a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he may need to insure that a verbatim re-
cord of the proceedings is made,. which
* record includes testimony arid evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based."

COUNTY ROAD 67 EWP D S R
Ll-0011
PROJECT #58.062

NOTICE TO RECEIVED
SEALED BIDS
The Liberty County Board of County
Commissioners will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person, company or
corporation interested in consirucling the
following project .. .. :
COUNTY ROAD 67 EWP -
D S.R. LIl-0011
Plans and specilicaiions cart be obtained,
at Preble-Ris,. Inc 324 Marina Drive
Pon St.. Joe, Florida 32456 (8501 227-
7200. The bid must conform Ic Secron
-287 1333 ) Florida Sialule i or, pubih
entry crimes
Completion dale for his project will be
60 days trom the dale oi Ihe police to
Proceed presented 10 the successful bid- '
'der
Liquidated damages for failure to com-
plele [he protect on ihe specilied dale
will be set at $500 per day.

Please indicate on the envelope that ihii
is a sealed bid. the bid number and whai
Ihe bid is lor.
Bids will 6be received until 5-00 p.m.
Eastern Time, on March 21. 2005 at the
Liberty County Clerk's Office. Liberty
County Courthriouse, Hwy. 20. Bristol.
Florida 32321. and will be opened and
read aloud on March 21, 2005, al 7:00
p.m. Eastern Time. The public is invited
to anend.
Cosi for Plans and Specilicalions will -
be $50.00 per set and is non-relund-
able Checks should be make payable to
PREBLE-RISH, INC.

The Board of County Commissioners re-
serves the right Io waive informalilies in
any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all
bids, and to accept the bid thai in their-
judgement will be in the best interest of
Liberty County.
If you have any questions, please call
David Kennedy at (850) 227-7200.,
3-9;3-16
OLD BLUE CREEK ROAD EWP
D.S.R. LI-0021
PROJECT 58.062

NOTICE TO RECEIVED
SEALED BIDS

The Liberty County Board of County-
Commissioners will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person, company or
corporation interested in constructing the
following project:
OLD BLUE CREEK ROAD EWP
S D.S.R..LI-0021 -
Plans and specifications can be obtained
at Preble-Rish, Inc. 324 Marina Drive,
Port St., Joe, Florida 32456, 1850 227-
7200. Tre bid omusi conform to Sectior,
287.133($) Florida Statutes, on public
:entity crimes .... ... ...:* .--.--. .. ..,


Completion date for this project will be
60 days from the date of the Notice to
Proceed presented to the successful bid-
der.
Liquidated damages for failure to com-
plete the project on the specified date
will be set at $500 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this
is a sealed bid, the bid number and what
the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Time, on March 21, 2005 at the
Liberty County Clerk's Office, Liberty
County Courthouse, Hwy. 20, Bristol,
Florida 32321, and will be opened and
read aloud on March 21, 2005, at 7:00
p.m. Eastern Time. The public is invited
to attend.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will
be $50.00 per set. and is non-refund-


able. Checks should be make payable to
PREBLE-RISH, INC.
The Boardi of County Commissioners re-
serves the right to waive informalities in
any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all
bids, and to accept the bid.that in their
judgement will be in the best interest of
Liberty County.
If you have any questions, please call
David Kennedy at (850) 227-7200.
3-9,3-16
COUNTY ROAD 12 EWP D.S.R.
LI-0031
PROJECT #58.062

NOTICE TO RECEIVED
SEALED BIDS
The Liberty County-Board of County
Commissioners will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person, company or


corporation interested in constructing the
following project:
COUNTY ROAD 12 EWP -
D.S.R.. LI-0031
Plans and specifications can be obtained
at'Preble-Rish, Inc. 324 Marina Drive,
Port St., Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-
7200. The bid must conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public
entity crimes.
Completion date for this project will be
60 days from the date of the Notice to
Proceed presented to the successful bid-
der.
Liquidated damages for failure to com-
plete the project on the specified date
will be set at $500 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this
is a sealed bid, the bid number and what
the bid is for.


Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Time, on March 21, 2005 at the
Liberty County Clerk's Office, Liberty
County Courthouse, Hwy. 20, Bristol,
Florida 32321, and will be opened and
read aloud on March 21, 2005, at 7:00
p.m. Eastern Time. The public is invited
to attend.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will
be $50.00 per set and is non-refund-
able. Checks should be make payable to
PREBLE-RISH, INC.
The Board of County Commissioners re-
serves the right to waive informalities in
any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all
bids, and to accept the bid that in their
judgement will be in the best interest of
Liberty County.
If you have any questions, please call
David Kennedy at (850) 227-7200.
3-9,3-16


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WANTED

Only experienced'
Operators and Welders
need apply.

Drug Free Work Place,
North Flordia Rock LTD.
-.Hwy. 71 South
850-762-4315
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One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St. Suite 2.
Blounistown Phone (850) 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
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Big $$$ Weekly, Lease/Purchase Available.
Own your own Truck! No money/credit? No
problem CDL-A with 2 years TT exp.,
Co. Drivers Welcome.
Shelton Trucking.
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The Printing House

ouincy


We currently have an opening for a Receptionist in our
Ouincy, Florida office. This position is responsible for
operating a multi-line telephone console, greeting visitors,
and performing various clerical duties. The successful
applicant must be professional and courteous. Resumes/
applications may be submitted by email to recruiter@the
printinghouse.com or faxed to 850-875-4421.

EOE/DFWP



The Printing House, Inc.

Quincy. .

We currently have immediate full-time
job opportunities for the following positions:

*Maintenance Technician Assistant Binder -
Operator Bindery Helpers Joggers

We offer competitive wages, comprehensive benefits,
bonuses and a great work environment! Applicants must
pass a pre-employment drug screening and background
check prior to employment with The Printing House, Inc.
Resumes/applications- may be submitted by e-mail to
recruitrter@theprintinghouse.com, faxed to 850-875-4421,
or completed on-site at 1066 Strong Road, Quincy, FL.
EOE/DFWP ,. ,


Heavy Equipment
Operator
TRAINING
FOR EMPLOYMENT
Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Truck,
Grader, Scrapers,
Excavators
Next class: March 28
-National Certification
-Financial Assistance
-Job Placement
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com
S' .3-9.3-16


TravelCenters
of America


for the following positions:
Fuel/Store Customer
Service Reps -Truck
Service Advisors

401K, Paid Vacation
and Holidays, Health
and Dental Insurance

Apply in person at:
1-10 & SR 71, Exit 142,
Marianna, Fla. 3.9,3.,6


LIBERTY COUNTY SENIOR

CITIZENS ASSOCIATION, INC.
is now accepting applications for
part-time HOMEMAKER/RESPITE person.

Minimum qualifications: This position will be for 20 hours
a week minimum at $6.15 per hour plus mileage at 29 cents
per mile. Job duties include light housekeeping such as
sweeping, mopping, dusting, among others. Requirements
needed are valid driver's license, background check, trans-
portation, vehicle insurance.

Application deadline: March 25, 2005 at 5 p.m.

Please mail resume to P.O. Box 730, Bristol, FL 32321, or
drop it by the Senior Center on Hwy:. 12 South, Bristol.
Equal Opportunity Employer 31 .23- J



Liberty County Board of

County Commissioners


Road and Bridge Department

Liberty County Road and Bridge Department will be-
gin accepting applications for several positions within
the road department. The positions will include dump
truck drivers, heavy equipment operators, and various
other positions dealing with road equipment. Appli-
cants must have a valid Commercial.Driver's Licence
(CDL), maintain good work ethics, be a team player
and have the ability to work well with the public. Liber-"
ty County Road Department is a drug-free work place
and an equal.-opportunity employer. All employees will
be required to pass a drug test upon hire. Applications
.will be made available at the Liberty County Clerk's
Office. If you have any questions, please contact
Sammy Hanna at (850)566-9329. 9.9j3;







Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 16,2005


Free white flowering dogwood trees


Ten free white flowering dog-
wood trees will be given to each
person who joins the National
Arbor Day Foundation during
March.
The free trees are part of the
nonprofit Foundation's Trees for
America campaign.
"White flowering dogwoods
will add year-round beauty to
your home and neighborhood,"-
John Rosenow;, the Foundation's
president, said. "Dogwoods have
showy spring flowers, scarlet
autumn, foliage, and red ber-

m:BTURE


WILLIAM (PUNK)
HANSFORD
SNEADS-- William (Punk)
Hansford, 70, passed away Mon-
day, March 14, 2005 in Shands
Hospital in Gainesville. He was
a lifelong resident of this area and
he was Holiness by faith and was
a member of Grand Ridge Church
of God. He worked as a backhoe
-operator with the Jackson County
Road Department before retiring.
He loved -histling, fishing, col-
lecting treasures and was devoted
to being an usher for the church.
Survivors include his loving
and devoted wife, Dora Bell
Hansford of Sneads; his mother,
Eva Hansford of Altha; one son,
James Edenfield .and his wife,
Josephine of Lake City; three
daughters, Rose Creel and her
husband, Dennis of Panama City,
Janice Bush of Marianna, Joann
McCoy and herhusband, John W.
of Chattahoochee: two brothers,
Charlie Max Hansford. Thomas
Earl Hansford and his wife, Jean
all of Altha; six sisters, Donna,
Jean Green and her husband.
Herman of Grand Ridge, Carolyn
Sexton and her husband, Morgan
of Haana., Ada Andrews' of Talla-
hassee, Wanda Lou Mills and her
husband. Mike of Altha, Debra
Starks of AvonPark, Teresa Nlayo
and her husband, David of Steel
.City; three grandchildren,. Ellie,
Martin and M ist; numerous step '
grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday.,
March- 17, 2005 at 2 p.m.(CT) in
Marianna Chapel Funeral Home
\\ith Revs. Charles Hewitt and
Edward Mathis officiating. In-
terment will follow in Riverside
Cemetery. The family will re-
ceile friends this evening. March
16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Marianna
. Chapel Funeral Home.
Marianna Chapel Funeral
Home in Marianna w\as in charge
of arrangements.



WHAT BETTER
TRIBUTE CAN THERE BE?
Honor your loved ones by
making their-memory part
of our best efforts to defeat
cancer, For more info., con-
tact the American Cancer
Society. ..
EAST GADSDEN UNIT
P.O. Box 563,
Suincy, FL 32353 ,',


ries which attract songbirds all
winter."
The trees will be shipped post-
paid at the right time for planting
between March 1 and May 31
with enclosed planting instruc-
tions. The six to twelve inch trees
are guaranteed to grow or they
will be replaced free of charge.
, Members also receive a sub-
scription to Arbor Day, the Foun-


nation's monthly publication, and
The Tree Book with information
about tree planting and care.
To become a member 'of the
Foundation and receive the free
trees, send a $10 contribution to
Ten Free Dogwood Trees, Na-
tional Arbor Day Foundation, 100
Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE
68410, by March 31, or go online.
to arborday.org.


Lawrence AnimalHospitaf
43 N. Cleveland Street in Quincy OFFICE (850) 627-8338
Jerry C. Lawrence, DVM .-
Emergencies: (850) 856-5827 or (850) 856-5918 -
i.' Hours: Mon.-Wed.-Thurs. 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tues. and Fri. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DOCTOR'S HOURS BY APPOINTMENT.
We provide: Boarding Grooming Pet Pickup/Delivery Pet Foods/
Supplies Preventive Healthcare Programs plus many more services.
WE ARE ALSO PLEASED TO OFFER A SPECIAL PREVENTIVE SPAY/NEUTER
PROGRAM TO HELP REDUCE UNWANTED PUPPIES AND KITTENS.


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Dear Gadsden. Liberty & Calhoun
County Residents.
Two years ago I obtained my Florida
Dealer's License due to the frustration of
shopping for a used car. The following three
things made car shopping a bia headache
for me:
*Haggling for the best price
*Havingto come up with $2000 to $3000
for a down payment, taxes, title and tag


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Sunroof,
Leather

down


'7 388.Q Kv


0 Down '01 Suburban LS
1386tmo Leather and Loadedt


O Down 03 Chevy Impala
229ftno Like Newt


U uown -01 Ford Sport Trac
.289/mo Like New!


0 Down -0 VW New' Jetta
'21 Sno GLS Loaded! Sunroof


0 Down 'N8mtangCobraGT
S810convertife.. 'I ot aKInd"


o Down '02 Toyota Sequoia 0 Down
s464Ano SR5. Owner! ^299/mo


0 Down '01 Cadillac deVille
349mo It's ALL CADILLACI


0 Down '01 Ranger Extended
6231 mo cab, EdgePkg. xtas


0 Down 2000 Toyota Cainry
242/mo Leather!


0 Down '00 Chevy Silverado
'346ima Z71 4X4 Must See!


-At LOAN VALUE, we make a small Profit
and you get a real deal
The best part is we have family on the lot.
NOT HIGH PRESSURE SALES PEOPLE.
if you don't see the car of your dreams in
this ad, call us. We'll get you pre-approved.
tell you what it will cost and buy it for you.
We appreciate you're supporting us. Come
by or call.


a w a y s







We sell all of our cars at
loan value so you don't
need a down payment!
Interest Rat4
as low as 4.25%


'99 Yukon Denali 0 Down '02 Mazda 83000
Letter & Loadedt! '2491mo V6 dual Sport, ;Lo M


0 Down '98 Ford F150 Lariat 0 Down '00 Acura 3.2TL
2AO/ino Rtoush Racing!. 1 of Kind 299/mo Leather. Sunroof,


O Down '99 Audi A6
428O0no Sunroot. Leather.


0 Down '02 Sedona Minivan
'272/mo sunroof Leathr.






0 Down '01 Nissan Pathfinder
$349imo sunroof, leather, loadedt


0 Down '00 Lincoln LS
289/mo va Persona Lmuury
IAlKi ind'" asr^ i^


0 Down 99 Olds Atero
S145/mo Aot of car or the money


Direct Automotive Wholesale
403 W. Jefferson (Hwy 90) 3 BkIc?.s est of Sq,;as in Ou~,ry. Net to Doillr Goeral Open Mon-Thurs 9 a.m,4 p :.; Friday 9-7; Sat 9 -6 p.m. ClosdSudays

Quincy 850-627-8448 Quincy
'All Payments illustrated with Zero'Dpwn, 6 interest, 6a ionth&. With Approvea Ciedit


-Paying someone a $5000 $6000 profit
on a $10,000 automobile.
Here's what we've done at Direct Automo-
tive Wholesale:
*All vehicles are priced at the "Loan
Value". which Is the price credit unions and
banks will loan you on this vehicle.
-We require NO DOWN PAYMENT on any
of our vehicles. We can even help with your
taxes and tag most of the time.


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