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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Creation Date: March 23, 2005
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Calhoun teen
in custody
after three
injured in
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The Calhoun-Liberty


Former LCI
Major gets
4 months on
charge....... 2

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--After job deemed too costly
to continue in Calhoun Office

Liberty Co. Tax

Collector's Office

hopes to take on

driver's license


by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
After determining it \\as
not cost-effective to cont inue
handling driver's license re-
newals at her office, Calhoun
County Tax Collector Doris
Burkett ended the ser' ice
Feb. 28.
Now, teenagers wanting
to get their first license and
those who need to rene\" the
photo on their license ~\ ill
have to drive a few miles.

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Library holds early Easter Celebration

AThe Bungling Book Bunny
from the Harrell Memorial
Library paid a.visit to kids
this weekend at Veterans
Memorial Park. Above,
Kara Spence reaches for
an egg during the easter
egg hunt. At left, Canon
Shuler enjoys a train ride
with the Bungling Book
Bunny.: For more on the
day's events,- see page

Driver's license renewals
for Calendar Year 2004

In person....... 1. 166
By mail....... ...... 211
By phone............. 17
By internet................. ...32
TOTAL..... 1,426
In person.... ....600
By m ail.......................162
BY phone..............-..... 16
By internet................. 28
TOTAL....... 806

The closest office for Calhoun Counts residents to get their licenses
updated is at the Florida Highway Patrol station in Marianna. In
Liberty County, residents can travel to the Quincy FHP station.
Both are located on Hwy. 90.
Many can also renew by mail, by phone or on-line, according to
Tommy Edwards, assistant deputy executive director for motorists
services for the Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. He
noted that drivers can go up to 18 years from their driver's license
issue date before having to renew their photo.
"At this time, we're just reviewing the situation," he said of the
office closing in Blountstown.. "We haven't made any decisions."
He noted that there are 27 or 28 county tax collectors in the state
who issue driver's licenses and said, "This is the first time we've
ever had a tax collector withdrawing services.
Burkett ran an ad explaining her decision Feb. 23 in which she
pointed out, "We do not make enough money in fees to pay one
employee." She cited limited office space and the increased work
load, along with the security responsibilities among her reasons for
ending the service.
Despite those problems, Liberty County Tax Collector Carol
Strickland said she'd like to provide licenses through her office in

See DRIVER'S LICENSES continued inside on page 2

Three-vehicle accident leaves Bristol man in intensive care

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Liberty County man remains in inten-
sive care after a three-vehicle accident last
week in Bristol.
Eddie D. Kilby, 47, suffered internal
injuries after he was hit from behind and
went into the path of an oncoming pickup.
heading south on S.R. 12 North around 3:30
p.m. March 16.
According to a report from the Florida
Highway Patrol, Kilby was waiting for on-
coming traffic to pass so he could make a
turn onto Hall Circle. A northbound 1996
Honda Accord, driven by Nettie Shealene
Harris, 27, came up behind him, failed to
stop and hit the back of the car. Kilby's

car, which was positioned to make a left
turn, went into the oncoming lane and into
the path of Paul Luis Gautier. 23. \\ho
was in a 2001 GMC pickup. The front of
the pickup then hit the passenger's side of
Kilby's car.
Kilby was rushed to Tallahassee Memo-
rial Hospital. Harris was taken to the emer-
cenc. room at Calhoun-Libertn Hospital.
where she was treated and released. Gautier
was not injured.
Charges are pending.
Emergency workers had to pryopen a door
and then cut through the vehicle to free Ed-

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Calhoun teen in custody after 3 injured in accident

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Blountstown teenager who
admitted that. she had been on
an all-night cocaine binge hit an
oncoming van, causing it to run
off the road and injuring its three
occupants early Friday morning
on State Road 20, about a mile
inside the Calhoun County line
next to Bay County,;according to
a report from the Florida High-
way Patrol.
The girl, who is not named
here because she is a juvenile,

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
It took three trials before ajury
could reach an agreement about
the drug cultivation charges filed
against Rock Bluff resident Joe
In each case, Prosecutor Rich-
ard Combs presented a surveil-
lance video set up by officers with
the Fish and Wildlife Commis-
sion that showed'Da%\ son spra) -
ing something on a marijuana
plant. -A witness at the first-trial,
held June 22, 2004, said Dawson
was spraying a herbicide known
as "Round-Up."
By the time the second trial
got under way on August 28 of
last year, the prosecutor's office
-had the residue from the sprayer
analyzed arind discovered that
the chemical was actually a bug
Both those trials ended with
a hung jury after at least one of
the six people selected to decide
Da%. son's innocence or guilt

was heading back to Blountstown
when she passed out at the wheel
of a 1999 four-door Oldsmobile
she had stolen from a relative,
according to Florida Highway
Patrol Trooper Philip Spaziante.
The car was heading east
around 5:30 a.m. when the 15-
year-old driver lost control and
the car went into the westbound
lane, into the path .of a 2004 van,
driven by Donald Heidenreich,
Heidenreich saw the car and

Joe Dawson

could not come to a unanimous
Following the third trial on
Feb. 17 of this-year, the jury
returned a verdict after about an
hours' deliberation, during which
they stopped and reviewed the
surveillance tape once more, ac-
cording to records in the Liberty
County Clerk of Courts office.
Dawson, 55, a former major at
Liberty Correctional Institution,
was found guilty on one count of
cultivation of cannabis and one.

veered out of the way, avoiding
a head-on collision. The car
sideswiped the van, with both
driver's sides making contact, the
trooper said.
. The girl was not hurt but the
three men were badly injured
after their van, skidded sideways.
and overturned.
Heidenreich and his passen-
gers, Ellis Summerlin, 21, and
Patrick Widner, 27, were all
transported to, Bay Medical Cen-
ter. Heidenreich, who suffered

count of possession of less than
20 grams of cannabis.
He was sentenced Monday
by Circuit Court Judge Michael
Miller, who ordered him to serve
four months in the county jail-
followed by three years' proba-
tion with random urine analysis,
for the cultivation charge. He is
also to pay $385 in court costs
and a $230 fine. On the second
charge, Dawson was given 120
days in the county jail to run con-
currently with his first sentence,
along with a years' probation and
random urine analysis, to also run.
Barely three weeks, after that
conviction, Dawson was facing
another charge when the state
attorney's office issued an arrest
warrant against him March 7 for
jury tampering.
Futher details were not avail-
able regarding that charge since
the probable, cause has not been

Liberty Co. singer takes part in state ceremony

A Liberty County resident \\as
the featured singer at the Florida
Women's Hall of Fame induc-
Stion ceremony held March 15 in
Tallahassee. Georgia Hosford
performed "Love Will Be Our

Home." following a welcome bN
:the chairwoman of the Florida
Commission on the Status of
Women.A native of Florida and
the mother of three, she is the
wife of Liberty County Judge

Ken Hosford.
The couple attended a private
reception at the Governor's man-
sion that evening, where they)
.met v\ith Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings,
pictured above.

the most serious injuries, and
Widener were taken by emer-
gency helicopter, the trooper said.
Summerlin was transported by
The trooper said the girl ac-
knowledged that she took the
car around 9:30 or 10 p.m. last
Wednesday night and went first
to an area know as "The Cut" off
River Street, where she bought
some crack. She later went to
Panama City, where she said she
purchased some cocaine. Some
beer was also found in the car.
The girl has a previous crimi-
nal history and is currently await-

ing trial on a battery charge,
the trooper said. She is facing
several charges stemming from
last week's wreck, including
grand theft auto, two counts of
DUI with serious bodily injury,
two counts of DUI with property
damage, driving without a valid
license and possession of alcohol
by a person under 21. She was
turned over to juvenile authorities
in Bay County.
Assisting Spaziante in the
investigation was FHP Trooper
Jason White, FHP Sgt. Lon-
nie Baker and Calhoun County
Sheriff's Deputy Nick Keller.

Jury tampering charge filed after third trial

Former correctional major sentenced

after marijuana cultivation conviction

the Liberty County courthouse. She said her office had expressed
interest in doing so several years ago. She was in contact with the
Dept. of Motor Vehicles Monday to discuss filing an application to
,operate a driver's license office.
Strickland is also planning a trip to Ba\ County soon to see how
the office is run there. She acknowledged that the equipment is "very
expensive" and said she understood the machinery that had been in
use in the Blountstown office has already become obsolete. "The
only reason we wanted to offer the service is to help our customers,"
she said.
She said there is a room currently used for storage in her office
that should be able to accommodate the equipment needed to issue
Even if a Liberty County driver's license testing site is approved,
it may be quite a while before it would be in operation, according to
Dept. of Motor Vehicles spokesman Frank Penela. "We are in the full
swing of our new equipment rollout," he explained, which will keep
the department busN upgrading already established offices,

March 14: Seneca Addison, VOP (county); Thomas
McDonald, VOP.
March 15: Edgar R. Palacios, no driver's license.
March 16: Angela Tindall, VOCR, driving while license
suspended or revoked with knowledge, possession of less
-than 20 grams; David Lynn, child support; Eric Tauton, VOP;
Bruce Wyatt Lee, Criminal mischief, giving false informa-
tion on crash report: Mandy Vickery, driving while license
suspended or revoked.
March 18: Deborah Simmons, DUI; Myles Brown. VOP;
Ricardo Gonzales, VOCR; David Carl Popp. driving while
license suspended or revoked.-
March 19: David Wayne Walter, DUI, possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana.
March 21: Michael Peterson (aka Michael Allen Jen-
kins), no valid driver's license.

March 14: Misty Arnold, holding for Calhoun Co.; Na-
thaniel Edwards, writ of attachment; Kristolee Lamberton,
VOP warrant; James M. Brackins, violation of injunction;
Ben Tarek Hazma, battery warrant.
March 16: Angela K. Tindall, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked with knowledge, possession of less
than 20 grams of cannabis; Lowell D. Peddie, holding for
Gadsden Co.; Mandy D. Vickery, holding for CCSO. *
March 17: Jimmy Womble, VOP, grand theft auto.
March 18: Deborah Lynn Simmons, holding for CCSO;
Ron B. Whitehead, VOP (Taylor Co.).
March 19: Shelia Herndon, VOP.
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 14, through March 20, 2005 :
SCitations issued:
Accidents............ 03 Traffic Citations..................03
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......73
Business alarms....05 Residential alarms...........00
ppm plaints........................ .. ... .... ..,..,.247
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The Board of Commissioners of
the Northwest Florida Regional
Housing Authority will hold its an-
nual meeting on Friday, April 1,
2005, at the Ramada Inn North,
2900 North Monroe St. in Tallahas-
see. Business meeting will begin at
1:30.p.m. ET. The meeting will be
open to the public .





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by Chris Floyd, Emergency
Services Director
Capital Area Chapter
American Red Cross
March brings tornadoes to
North Florida and now is the
time for North Floridians to pre-
pare for such storms.
A tornado is defined as a vio-
lently rotating column of air ex-
tending from a thunderstorm to
the ground.
In an average year, 800 tor-
nadoes are reported nationwide,
resulting in 80 deaths and over
1500 injuries.
Tornadoes can occur any-
where at any time of the year. In
the southern states, peak tornado
occurrence is in March through
Tornadoes are also closely as-
sociated with hurricanes and of-
ten occur during Hurricane Sea-
son, June 1st through November
30th. The southern states are
also susceptible to waterspouts
- weak tornadoes that form over
warm water. Waterspouts some-
times move inland, becoming

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tornadoes, causing damage and
Know what to listen for...
*A Tornado Watch is issued
when tornadoes are possible in
your area. Remain alert for ap-
proaching storms.
*A Tornado Warning is issued
when.a tornado has been sighted
or indicated by weather radar.
Move to your predesignated
place of safety.
*Stay informed of weather
conditions by tuning into local
radio and television stations or
by listening to NOAA Weather
Radio for the latest tornado
watches and warnings. Remem-
,ber, tornadoes occasionally de-
velop in-areas in which a severe
thunderstorm watch or warning
is in effect, so listen for that in-
formation as well. Remain alert!
Know what to look for...
Environmental Clues
*dark, often greenish sky
*wall cloud
*large hail
*loud roar, similar to a freight
*some tornadoes appear as
a visible funnel extending only
partially} to the ground.
*some tornadoes are clearly-
visible vhile others are obscured
by rain or, nearby low-hanging
Know what you can do...
Tornado Safety
Before the Storm
*Develop a plan for you and
your family for home, work,
school, and when outdoors.
*Have frequent drills.
S*Know the county in which
you live, and keep a highway


map nearby to follow storm
movement from weather bulle-
*Listen to radio and television
for information.
*If planning .a trip outdoors,
listen to the latest forecasts and
take necessary action if threaten-
ing weather is possible.
Know who is most at risk:
people in automobiles; the elder-
ly, very young and the physically
or mentally impaired; people in
manufactured (mobile) homes or
people who may not understand
the warning, due to a language
*If a Warning is issued or if
threatening weather approach-
*In a home or building, move
to a pre-designated shelter, such
as a basement.
*If an underground shelter is
not available, move to an inte-
rior room or hallway on the low-
est floor and get under a sturdy
piece of furniture.
*Stay away from windows.
*Get out of automobiles.
*Do not try to outrun a tor-
nado in your car; instead, leave
it immediately.
*If caught outside or in a ve-
hicle, lie flat in a nearby ditch or
*Manufactured (mobile)
homes, even if tied down, offer
little protection from tornadoes
and should be abandoned.
Each year,. many people are
killed or seriously injured by tor-
nadoes despite advance warning.
Some did not hear the warning
while others received the warn-
ing but did not believe a tornado
would actually affect them. After
you have received the warning or
observed threatening skies, YOU
must make the decision to seek
shelter before the storm arrives.
It could be the most important
decision you will ever make.
For additional information
on preparing for a tornado or
to become a Disaster Resis-
tant Neighborhood, please call
the Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross in Bristol
at 643-2339 or visit our web site
at www.tallytown.com/redcross/


Diabetic seminars

planned for every

three months
The Calhoun County Health Depart-
ment hosted a Diabetic Seminar at the
W.T. Neal Civic Center from 9 a.m. 12
p.m. (CT) on Feb. 25.
For the past few months Dorcas Good-
man, ARNP, and Gidget Thomas, LPN,
have spent many hours preparing for this
: seminar. Packets from the CDC were or-
dered especially for diabetic seminars,
which had to be organized in notebooks.
Gidget ordered many information book-
lets from BD, and put together another
notebook with numerous booklets, in-
cluding diabetes and disasters, hypogly-
cemia, foot care, dining out with diabetes,
exercise and diabetes, stress and diabetes,
monitoring your blood sugar and many
other booklets provided by BD for the
Health Department Director David
Odum was there to welcome the crowd
of approximately 20 folks from Calhoun-
County. Dorcas lectured and shared a
two- hour Power Point presentation on
diabetes and its effects on your entire
Special guests included Shelly King
from the Liberty County Extension Of-
fice and her daughter Nicole, who fixed
a wealth of snacks geared especially for
Shelly and Nicole also demonstrated
just how easy (and delicious!!) it was to
.make a diabetic peach smoothie:
Door prizes were awarded, insulin sy-
ringes were given out to insulin dependent
diabetics, lancets and alcohol pads were
distributed to those bho checktheir blood
su2ar on a regular basis and diabetic reci-
pes were shared among the group.
Diabetic seminars are planned for ev-
ery three months. If you know a diabetic
who would like to sign up for the class,
please watch your local newspapers for.
S dates and times. Flyers will be distrib-
uted around town. -
Special thanks to the W.T. Neal Civic
Center for prove iding the 2ame room for
us at no charge.

Goat producers

meeting to be

held next week
A goat producers meeting k\ ill be held
at Calhoun County Extension Office at
20816 Central Ave. East on March 31 at
5:30 p.m. CT in the conference room at
the west end of the building.
A goat production handbook will be
provided: A representaim e from the De-
partment of Agriculture Animal Indus-
tries- will be present. There will be help
ith marketing ideas and a question and
answ er session "' ill be held.
Please call to RSVP at 674-8323.

AAANF board of

directors to meet
S; : .from the Area Agencpy On
S. Aging r Noh Florida
The Area AgencN on Aging for North
Florida Inc. (AAANF) will hold its board
of directors meetirig on Thursday, March
24 at 10:30 a.m. (ET). The meeting will
take place at the AAANF, 2414 Mahan
Drive in Tallahassee.
The meeting is'open tb the-public. "' '

Easter baskets

that make a

Rotary Club meets at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, noon

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

Congressman Allen Boyd's Rep.
will meet with the public from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (ET)
at the Liberty County Courthouse; and from 1 to 3 p.m. (CT),
at the Calhoun County Courthouse
Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept. meets 7 p.m. at the voting house
VFW meetings 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park
AA meets 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse

Dance at the American Legion Hall, Blountstown, 6 12 p.m.

MARIANNA Covenant Hospice
is offering a selection of beautiful Easter
baskets filled with scrumptious goodies,
stuffed animals and other Easter gifts.
Baskets range from $4 to $15 and are cre-
ated by volunteers as part of an ongoing
fundraising project for Covenant Hospice.
Stop by their office to choose a basket for
that special someone or request a custom
made design. They also offer bridal, baby,
sympathy and "just because" baskets.
Proceeds help Covenant Hospice to
continue to provide compassionate care
for patients with life-limiting illnesses in
Jackson, Holmes, Calhoun and Washing-
ton counties. Visit them at 4440 Lafayette
St., Suite C. in Marianna. Call 482-8520
for more information.

Six-week grief

support group

pice invites adults who are grieving the
loss of a loved one to attend a six-week
grief support. group. The group will meet
each Tuesday at the Covenant Hospice
Meeting Room April 12 through May 17,
from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants will
learn about the grief process and have an
opportunity to explore their grief in a safe
and caring environment.
This is a free service. Registration is
required.. Please call Paula Clark, at 575-
4998, ext. 243 or 1-800-374-9733.

Libraries closed for holidays
All Calhoun County libraries will be
closed on Saturday, March 26 for the Eas-
ter holidays. The Blountstown Library and
all branches will be open for business on
Monday, March 28.

L'That's how
many cop-
ies of The
erty Journal were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for your com-
munity announcements.and great response
for our business advertisers!


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The following Liberty County Court-
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March 25 in observance of Good Friday:

Property Appraiser's Office
Supervisor of Elections Office
Tax Collector's Office

Thank you and have a Happy Easter
Patricia Whitfield, Property Appraiser
Marcia Wood, Supervisor of Elections
Carol K. Strickland, Tax Collector

The MusicE
"The Musical Tale of Peter
Rabbit," a lively and colorful
I stage production for young au-
diences featuring nine-foot-tall
body puppets and a host of other
characters comes to the Veterans
Memorial Park Civic Center on
Thursday, March 31 at 9 a.m.
* and 1 p.m. (ET). No charge for
Dapper, young Peter Rabbit
believes he. knows better than
Mama Rabbit. Ignoring her
warnings he is determined to go
to Farmer McGregor's forbidden
garden. Peter slips away from
the drudgery of chores on a mu-
sical adventure to the paradise
carrot patch. He's sure no harm
will come to him as he gives in
to the temptation of the farmer's
prize vegetables. Peter not only
? gets a taste of fresh vegetables
but also of life and the perils of
- Children-will be delighted as
they watch the thoroughly Scot-
tish Farmer McGregor in hot

Lace up your running shoes
and join us for the third an-
nual Lee's Place 5K Run /Walk
"Springtime in the Garden." All
proceeds benefit Lee's Place, a
non-profit grief and loss coun-
seling center that specializes in
children and family services. The
race will be held at the beautiful
Maclay Gardens in Tallahassee
Saturday, April 9 with registra-
tion starting at 7 a.m. and the race
beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Lee's Place 5K Run/Walk is
sanctioned by the USA Track and
Field. Runners and walkers of all
level and experience are welcome
to participate. Participants are di-
videdinto age groups with the top
two male and female participants
in each group receiving awards.

The third annual Lake Semi-
nole Pageant will be held on Sat-
urday, April 2 at 4 p.m. (CT) in
the Sneads High School audito-
rium in Sneads.
The deadline to enter is Fri-
day, April 1. No payments, will
be accepted at the door.
SAllU girls within a 100 mile
radius of Jackson County are in-
v'ited to enter..
All proceeds will go to two
local families for medical ex-
penses. First will go to Little
Elizabeth Gidney of Chipley.
Elizabeth has been diagnosed
with dysmorphology, which
means the complete left side of
her little body is not proportional-
to her right side and that it will
most likely remain that way as
'she matures. This problem af-
"fects facial alignment, internal
organs, her hands and feet.
The second will go to 12-
year-old Scooter McNMillion to
help his parents purchase' dif-
ferent transportation for Scooter
to be able to get to and from his
doctor appointments more corn-

al Tale of Peter Rabbit

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pursuit of that rascal Peter Rab-
bit. Little Peter, played by live
actor Holli Rubin, hops, scam-
pers and finally eludes the tower-
ing farmer. Peter makes his way
to safety aided by a cat-chasing
dogfish but loses his brand new
shoes and jacket. Sheepishly, he
faces the music with Mama Rab-
bit. He manages to save his own

Everyone will have a chance to
socialize after the event and enjoy
refreshments catered by our local
sponsors while listening to blue-
grass music of Sopchoppy Band.
Participants will also receive a
complimentary goodie bag filled
with an assortment of coupons
and other prizes. Those who reg-
ister early are guaranteed an event
T-shirt. Lee's Place %would also
like to give a special thank you to
our sponsors for the event. Am-
South Bank;, Awards4U, Body-
builders.com, City of Tallahassee
Utilities, Ulrich Construction,
Inc., and Wal-Mart.
Lee's Place was founded in
2000 by Dr. Brenda Rabalais and
is named in memory of her son
Lee, who died of bone cancer

a swimming pool accident at age
5 and has sustained brain dam-
age as a result.
Applications can be picked
up at the following locations:
All About You Hair Saloon, The
Growing Tree, Fussy Britches

at the age of 14. Lee's Place is
a non-profit organization that
specializes in children and fam-
ily counseling for'those who
are adjusting to a loss in their
lives, such as death, divorce and
abandonment. We see all clients
regardless of their ability to pay.
The college board of Lee's
place invites you to participate
in the third annual Lee's Place
5K Run/Walk. Registration forms
are available at various loca-
tions throughout Tallahassee and
they are also available online at
www.leesplace.org. To request
additional information or for
any, questions, please contact
Tara Stalnaker or Meredith Ray
at 841-7733 or direct emails to

in Marianna; also the Glamour
Boutique in Sneads and Becky's
Fashion in Chattahoochee.
For more information, call
Tina Glass at 593-5086, leave, a
message and she'll mail an ap-

An evening with Easy

Company and Friends
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, a nonprofit organization dedi-
cated to the preservation of rural life in the Florida Panhandle, an-
nounces a special program on Saturday, March 26 from 6:30 to 10
p.m. (CT). Easy Company & Friends, A.K.A., the Cane Grinders
Opry will entertain in front of the Wells cabin on the grounds of
the Pioneer Settlement.
Admission is free! Please bring your lawn chair.
The Old General Store will be open for refreshments and shop-
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living museum document-
ing rural life in NW Florida since the early 1800s. It is located in
Sam Atkins Park, about 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy. 71
and Hwy. 20. Follow Route 20 West out of Blountstown. Look for
signs for Sam Atkins Park. Turn North at Lindy's Fried Chicken (Si-
las Green St.)
For further information on the historic buildings at the Settle-

[ fortably. Scooter was.-injured in. ment; go to \ ww.panhandlepioneersettlenent.org .
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5K Run/Walk Springtime in the gardens

Third annual Lake Seminole Pageant

tail when he admits he's learned
valuable lesson "It's better to
be good than bad!"
Filled with singing, dancing
and giant fun, the beloved Peter
Rabbit tale is an original produc-
tion of Bits "N Pieces Puppet
Theatre based in Tampa. The toe-
tapping music and snappy lyrics
were created by Atlanta com-
poser Pegg Callahan and Bits
'N Pieces director Jerry Bickel.
Artistic director Holli Rubin de-
signed and created the puppets
in the production. Bits 'N Pieces
Puppet Theatre is known espe-
cially for its giant body puppets
that have danced, sang and ca-
vorted across U.S. cities for the
last 23 years and made 14 inter-
national appearances.
This performance is spon-
sored in part by the-Florida De-
partment of State, Division of
Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts
Council and National Endow-
ment for the Arts and Liberty
County Arts Council.



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for America's social

S President Bush is but and
about the country "whooping
up the troops" about Social
Security., If you listen to Mr.
Bush and the news media, you
may belie\ e; as many do,. that
the only serious domestic issue
facing the country is the pend-
ing demise of Social Secunry..
Social Security funding
alone is not the issue. The
rapidly increasing cost of all
social programs is the issue.
SPoliticians are correct when
they say that the cost of social
programs will soon crowd out
other spending in the federal
and state budgets.
The increasing costof Med-
icaid is an example. Medicaid
cost is the major issue for.
the National Association of
Governors. Most of the states,
Florida included, cannot afford,
the burgeoning medical cost
for the poor. Florida Governor
Jeb Bush has a plan toprivatize
Florida's Medicaid program in
an effort to save it.
The federal government pays
60 percent of Medicaid cost and
the states pay 40 percent. In his-
2006 budget proposal. President
Bush proposed reduced funding
for his 60 percent of Medic-
aid cost. If that happens the
states would have to increase:
their Medicaid funding or re-
duce benefits. That's Governor
Bush's dilemnuna no\\.
L 'Instead of fixating on Social
Security, politicians should
review .all pieces of America's
social safety net, Medicare,
Medicaid. Social Security and
-Veteran's benefits to reduce
cost and determine appropriate
"-funding levels. :. .
I believe that the cost of these.
programs can be reduced. Over


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

been added by.politicians pan-
dering for the vote. The Bush
administration should establish
bipartisan groups to review
social'programs and pare out
all the fat..
Having done that, then review
the demand for healthcare and
social services and determine
how to fund the cost. There is
no free lunch. If people want
healthcare and social services
then tell them that they have to
pay for it.
In my view, the social pro-
grams instituted during the
1930s by President Roosevelt
and during the 1960s by Presi-
dent Johnson will become relics
of the past.
The reason is' that America
,has moved right on the political
spectrum becoming far more
conser ative, particularly since
the Reagan revolution of the
1980s. Liberal social programs
are now seen as poster children
for "big government." the bane
of the conservative movement.
In addition, the American
public is reluctant to fund social
programs of N\hich the basis is
the redistribution of wealth.
Redistribution of wealth sticks
in the cra\\ of many. The cur-
rent thrash on funding of Social
Security is a classic example.
The younger workers resent
paying for benefits that go to
SI understand that. Perhaps,,

the years, many benefits, have ,the solution tothe Social Se-
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curity problem is to end the
program. Continue to pay those
on Social Security until they all
pass away, or offer a one-time
buyout. For those people still
paying Social Security taxes,
offer a buy-out with interest,
or tax credits over an extended
period. Abrutal solution, but it
solves the problem.
America's financial status
is precarious because of large
annual deficits and an increas-
ing national-debt. The concept
of balanced budgets and pay-
as-you-go fiscal policies have
long been abandoned by the
president and Congress.
Cash flow versus cost is a
problem. President Bush and
a Republican congress have
reduced cash flow by cutting
taxes, but at the same time taken
on enormous debt, much of
which comes from the billions
spent and which continue to be
spent in Iraq.
In past wars, the American
people were asked to pay the
cost, but not now. Just the oppo-
site. President Bush is reducing
the national cash flow by reduc-
ing taxes which garners votes,
but he continues to increase the
size and cost of government.
How does he do it? Easy.
Just borrow about-two billion
per day to support America's
spending habits. America is a
debtor nation. Japan and China
are America's bankers. They
own us.
President Bush says that we
are a nation at war. Many agree.
But there is little room for social
programs in the budget of a
nation at war that is borrowing
two billion a day. I believe that
we are seeing the beginning .of
the end for America's social
safety net.


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Christian Home Free, Will
Baptist Church will have its
Easter Sunrise Service Sunday,
March 27 at 6 a.m. We will have
our regular Sunday, School at
10 a.m. followed by morning
worship at 11 a.m. Brother Chad
Corbin'and his congregation ex,-
tend an invitation for this special
time of worship.
The church is located on Hwy.
69 North in Blountstown.

Family Easter

egg hunt Sat.
S Christian Home Free Will
Baptist Church welcomes ev-
eryone to their Family Egg Hunt
on Saturday, March 26 from 9
a.m. to 11 a.m. There will be
games and Easter bags for the
kids and eggs and refreshments
Come out and join us for lots
of fun and fellow ship.
The churchis located on Hwy.
69 North (commonly known as
Nettle Ridge) in Blountstown.
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well as time and location of each event.
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to the passover
Glory Hill Holiness Church
will celebrate its annual com-
-memoration to the Passover on
Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
Rev. Rian Adams will pres-
ent the Passover message. After
the message the service will be
moved into the fellowship hall
for the Passover supper by lamp
light. The supper will consist ofI
lamb and other Passover foods.
The congregation invites ev-
eryone to attend this very special
The church is located 5 miles
north of Clarksville on Hwy. 73.
For more information, call 762-

Special night of
minister March 25-
,: Pastor Chris Goodman and
the congregation of New Life,
Ministries would like to. extend.
to you an open invitation to come
out for a special night of ministry
on Good Friday,' March 25 at-
6:30 p.m. We will be viewing
the movie "The Passion of the
The church is located on CR
274 east of Altha about 3 miles.
For more information, contact the
church at 762-8220.

Old Red Oak reunion
The Old Red Oak Reunion
-.will be held Saturday. March
26 at Sam Atkins; Park in.
Blountstown. Bring your fa-
vorite dish and have lunch and
enjoy good fellowship with old
For more information, call.

Lake Mystic Baptist

Church sunrise service
A community-wide Easter
sunrise service will be held at
Lake Mystic Baptist Church
cemetery on Sunday, March 27
at 6:30 a.m. (ET).
Everyone is welcome to at-
tend. For more information, call
643-2351. .

The family of Anthony Hol-
comb would like to express our
sincere appreciation and gratitude
for the many kindnesses extended
to us throughout the months of
Anthony's illness and now in the
days following his death. Your
love, compassion and generosity
have known no limits.
Thank you for your prayers,
visits, phone calls, cards and
contributions of food, flowers and
money. Though our hearts are still
heavy from the magnitude of our
loss, we have been comforted by
the outpouring of love and sup-
port that you have shown us.
Pat and Jared Holcomb,
Royce and Trish
Holcomb and family,
Bob and RuthPickron
and family

I would like to thank everyone
for everything you have done for
our family in honor of my Jacob."
Whether you sent a card, money,
flowers, food, came to visit or
called it was all appreciated.
I may not have seen each of
you personally or sent a thank
you card, but you haven't gone
unnoticed. I haven't meant to
leave anyone out.
Jacob would be so pleased
in his own shy little way, at the
tremendous outpouring of love
and care show. n for him and his
Pray for understanding and
strength for us to carry on. I have
been so touched by you all.
Michelle Waldroff

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MARIANNA -- Spring is
right around- the corner and so
is perfect golfing weather. The
community is invited to par-
cipate in Covenant Hospice's
Annual Golf Classic and Great
Golf Ball Drop to be held at In-
dian Springs Golf and Country
Club in Mariannia on April 8.
Registration and lunch begin at
noon. with a shotgun start at .1
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son teams. Businesses can also
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thousand numbered golf balls
onto the putting green following
the tournament. The participant.
whose numbered ball goes into
the hole, \ ins $1.000 cash prize.
You do not.need to be present
to win. Golf ball chances are $5
each or five for $20.
Individuals can play in the
tournament for $60 per person
or $240 per foursome, which
includes green fees. golf cart,
range balls, lunch, dinner and
the opportunity to win several
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Covenant Hospice, a non-profit-
organization dedicated to caring
for patients %with life-limiting
illnesses and their families.
Last year's event raised just
over $.14,000, w. which represents
about 140 days of hospice care
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Pola Za'myon McCloud will
celebrate his fourth birthday on
March 28. He is the son of Ma-
fia Sansom of Bristol and Phillip
McCloud of Blountstown. His
grandparents are Cindy Martin
and Louis Andrews of Bristol
and Sue and Freddie Jones
of Blountstown. Pola enjoys
going to-school. His teachers
are Mrs. Ranza, Mrs. Gwynn
and Mrs. Stacy. On weekends
Pola loves playing with his
cousins Ja'quaez, Rudy, Del-
aney, Jewel, Sah'quacey and
his favorite Aunt Cyent.

Melyna Avery Morales cel-
ebrated her first birthday on
March 5. She is the daughter
ofAngie Bracewell and Hector
Morales, both of Blountstown.
Her grandparents are Jim
and Paula Bracewell of
Blountstown, Maria Morales
of Blountstown and Hector
Morales Sr. of Brownsville,
Texas. Melyna celebrated with
an Elmo party at her me-maw
and pa's house with all of her
friends and family. Melyna
enjoys dancing to Spanish
music and playing with her big
sisters, Adriana and Reyna.

I ,, Breanna Nicole Godwin cel-
ebrated her first birthday on
March 22. She is the daughter
of Bryan and Vickie Godwin
of Telogia. Her grandparents
.iMt are Bill and Cherie Godwin of
Telogia and the late Thomas
and Eleanor Bodiford of Telo-
gia. Breanna enjoys playing
with her big sister Amanda
and watching Shrek with her
Daddy; She also enjoys going to ball games and watching her
cousins Krystle, Candice and Gabby play ball.

Bo and Mary Hobbs of Bristol are proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, Braylen Molly Hobbs. She was born Jan. 21,
2005 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She weighed 9 lbs.
and was 19 1/2 inches long. She has a four year old brother,
Braddock Hobbs. Maternal grandparents are Nicky and Faye
Phillips of Bristol. Paternal grandparents are Janie Hobbs of
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Karina Ja'Vaugh Dudley will
celebrate her "Sweet 16th"
birthday on March 25. Karina's
father will also celebrate his
44th birthday on March 26.
She is the daughter of Rufus
and Karen Dudley of Bristol.
Her grandparents are Deacon
Emanuel and Shelia Solomon,
the late Queen Solomon and
the late Gracie Dudley of
Grand Ridge. She has one
brother, LaBarron Smith. She
will celebrate with a party on
April 2 at the Early Childhood
Learning Center with fam-
ily and friends. Karina enjoys
hanging out with her friends,
Kasey, Yolanda, and Trevor
and her cousins Venelda and
Edgar. She also loves spend-
ing time with her little cousins
Shanice and Crishundra.

Vashara Larose Smith will
celebrate her second birth-
day on March 23. She is the
daughter of Voloria McCray
of Bristol and Sheffield Smith
of Blountstown. Her grand-
parents are Gladstone and,
Leola Love and Alvin Mathis,
all of Bristol, Edward and
Helen Jones of Blountstown,
Rosetta Baker of Bristol and
the late James McCray of Fort
Lauderdale. Vashara's god
parents are John and Angela
Dawson of Bristol, and Chris-
topher andAkwete Jackson of
Blountstown. She is pictured
above with her mother, who
she enjoys spending time with
as well as her dad, big brother.
Vontarius McCray and her little
brother, Sheffield Jr. Vashara
enjoys helping take care of her
little brother, eating, watch-
ing TV, riding outside in her
wagon and spending the night
at grandma Rosetta's house.
She will celebrate her second
birthday with a party Saturday,
March 26 at 3 p.m. at the home
of Gladstone and Leola Love.
Everyone is-invited-to attend. -

We are so proud of
^ you! Scott McDaniel
"". i. graduated March 4 from
Ft. Benning, GA. He is
;x currently stationed in
S Friedberg, Germany,
... where his wife Emilee
S' Nicole McDaniel will
soon join him.
: We love
you so much!
":. Love your wife,
Emilee and family

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the Elderly funds for eligible
households in the following
counties: Bay, Calhoun, Frank-
lin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Lib-

erty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla
and Washington. To be eligible,
the applicant must be 60 years
of age or older, have a discon-
nection notice for the interrup-
tion of utility service and has
not received any prior assistance
toward the payment of their
utility/gas bill from October of
2004. A benefit up to $300 will
be allowed, if the applicant is ap-
proved; no reimbursements are
provided. This funding is based
on a prioritization method and
will be available until funds are
Eligibility criteria includes,
but is not limited to:
*At least one person age 60 or

older must reside in the home
*The total household must
have received a disconnection
notice for utility services
*Income. must not exceed
150% of the federal poverty
*Proof of income of all house-
hold members must be verifi-
able, and
*Assistance has not been re-
ceived on any of their utility/gas
bills since October, 2004.
The EHEAP program can be
accessed by calling the Elder
helpline at 1-800-963-5337 or
through the local senior service
provider in their area.

Many Floridians may be aware that there is a state agency that regulates public utilities including
electric, natural gas, telephone water, and wastewater However some consumers may not
know who that agency is or what it does. The following narrative provides a general overview
about the agency that performs this function in Flonda. the Public Service Commission (PSC)

What Does the PSC Do and
What Are Its Main Objectives?
The PSC has the responsibility to set utility rates
that are fair, reasonable, 'and affordable for
Florida's consumers. In addition, state law requires
the PSC to set rates that allow regulated utilities
and their shareholders the opportunity to earn a
reasonable return on their investments. This. in
turn, allows regulated utilities to provide safe,
adequate, and reliable service to their customers.
Therefore, the PSC must balance the needs of
consumers with the needs of regulated utilities and
their shareholders.

The PSC's main objectives are to.
* Protect consumers from unreasonable rates
and terms of service:
* Encourage maximum efficiency in utility
company operations and management,
* Ensure public safety and help the public deal
with regulated companies,
* Establish regulatory standards and apply them
in a fair and consistent manner, and
* Facilitate the provision of safe utility services at
levels of quality and reliability that comply with
established industry standards and practices

What Types of Utilities Are
Regulated by the PSC?
The PSC has rate and service authority over the
following types of utilities:
* 5 investor-owned (privately owned) electric
* 7 investor-owned (privately owned I natural gas
* More than 1.200 privately owned water/
wastewater systems in 36 jurisdictional counties
(to determine if you live in a jurisdictional county,
please check'our Web site)
10 incumbent local telephone companies

The PSC has service authority over the following
types of utilities:
More than 400 competitive local telephone
More than 600 long distance telephone
More than 400 pay telephone providers

The PSC also has limited jurisdiction over the
following types of utilities-
18 rural electric cooperatives
33 municipally owned electric utilities
27 municipally owned natural gas utilities

Other notable areas subject to PSC regulation
include the following
* Safety oversight of all types of electric utilities
* Telecommunications relay service
* Unauthorized change of your telephone
company (slamming)
* Unauthorized charges on your telephone bill
* Prepaid phone cards
* Number portability (changing telephone service
providers without having to change telephone

What Types of Services Are
Not Regulated by the PSC?
The PSC does not regulate any of the following
* Wireless cellular) telephone service
* Cable television service
* Internet service
* Voice over Internet Protocol (VolPi
* Digital Subscriber Line (DSL i deployment
* Water and wastewater services through
municipally owned and county-owned utilities

If you would like to obtain a more comprehensive
list of services to find out whether or not they are
regulated by the PSC, you may visit the following
link on the PSC's Web site: h'ttp://www psc.state.
fl.us/consumers/Whento'_callthe PSC.pdf.

How to Contact the PSC
The PSC has staff that will assist if you are unable
to resolve a problem with a utility company under
its jurisdiction. If you have a problem regarding
your utility service, billing, or rates please contact
your utility company first and give it adequate time
to correct the problem Then, if you still need help
or your concerns have not been resolved to your
satisfaction, contact the PSC's Division of
Regulatory Compliance and ConsumerAssistance
toll-free at 1-800-342-3552. or by E-mail at
contacl@psc state.fl.us. In addition, the PSC's
Web site is located at www.floridapsc.com and
offers information on a wide range of utility topics.
Please feel free to visit this Web site to review our
many brochures and reports about the industries
that we regulate

Braulio L. Baez is the Chairman.of the Florida Public
Service Commission. The PSC sets the rates regulated
utility companies charge for natural gas, electric and
telephone service within the state. In 36 counties, it sets
the price you pay for the water you drink, if your water
company is privately owned.

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Rural development housing programs
from USDA
USDA Rural Development, formerly known as Farmers Home Ad-
ministration, serves all of Calhoun, Liberty, Jackson and Gulf coun-
ties in providing home loans in rural 'areas to eligible low and very
low income applicants. The loan may be to purchase existing hous-
ing, purchase and repair existing housing, purchase a building site and
construct a dwelling, or purchase new housing. Down payments are
not required and loans may be made for up to 100 percent of the mar-
ket (appraised) value. Rural Development loans may be subsidized.
A subsidized loan is based on the applicant repaying a percentage of
their income toward the housing payment, taxes and insurance. Eli-
gibility determinations are based upon several requirements includ-
ing being within set income guidelines, acceptable credit history and
repayment ability.
We also have a guaranteed loan program available for the moderate
income family. This program is not subsidized, however, allows 100%
financing, no down payment, minimum closing costs, no mortgage
insurance required and you do not have to be a first-time homebuyer.
If you would like further information, you can reach our office at
526-2610, ext. 102 or access our Web site at www.rurdev.usda.gov.fl.

Jackson County Seniors plan tours
from Merita Stanley, Jackson County Seniors
The Jackson County Seniors Association has tours planned for
April 16 through April 21 for Branson, Missouri and the Ozark
Mountains, including five shows and much more.
Exploring London, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in 15
days is scheduled for Oct. 21 through Nov. 4. Transportation will be
furnished along with 22 meals, London Theatre performance, Stone-
henge, Bath, Cardiff, Waterford Crystal. Blarney Castle, Killarney,
Dublin. Wales, Lake District. Edinburgh. York and Stratford-Upon-
For more information, call Merita Stanley at 482-4799,or.stop by
4469 Clinton St., in Marianna and get an itinerary.

Lasson, Bodiford to wed March 26
James Mayhair of Keystone Heights and Susan Davis of Altha are
proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandy Lasson
of Bristol to William Edward Bodiford of Blountstown. William is
the son of Louise and Ed Bodiford of Blountstown.
* She is the granddaughter of J.C. and Wildred Mayhair of Keystone
i Heights'and J.A. and Marilyn O'Bryan of Bristol.
The wedding ceremony will take place Saturday, March 26 at.Shady
Grove Baptist Church in Jackson County at 2 p.m.(CT). The reception
will follow in the church's fellowship hall. Follow signs on side of
road. No local invitations are being sent out, however all family and
friends are invited to attend.

Barton, Pitcher plan wedding Friday
Cassie, Joshua, and Sylvia Barton of Altha are pleased to announce
the marriage of their mother, Gloria to Darryl Pitcher of Greenwood.
Darryl is the father of Officer Darryl Pitcher Jr. and Doug Pitcher of
The wedding will be held Friday, March 25 at 11 a.m. at the Amore'
Wedding Chapel in St. Augustine. After returning from their honey-
moon, the couple will reside in Altha.,,, I-


Bush wants to fix what isn't broken

To the editor:
In response to Mr. Phillips
of Hosford concerning Repub-
licans: Four years ago George
Bush just barely made it to be-
come President. I'm still not cer-
tain that be won fair and square.
A lot of ballots were thrown out
with hanging chads.
It seems like Clinton had al-
most balanced the budget. The
first year Bush bankrupted the
budget, declared war on Iraq put-
ting us deeper in debt and placed
our sons, daughters, mothers and
fathers in harm's way to finish
the job that his father failed to
finish. I am a Vietnam veteran.
This war seems to have a lot of
characteristics of that war.
I am also disabled due part\l
to Vietnam. I depend upon So-"
cial Security. I certainly am glad
it was there for me along with
Medicare. Bush wants to fix
something that isn't broken, but
he is in high gear trying to con-
v ince the nation that it is broken.
I'lTguarantee that if everyone of
the representatives, congress-
men and others that ride the free
retirement and medical benefit
that congress has so well planed

for themselves, had to rely on
Social Security and Medicare
like the rest of us they could fix
it really quick. This past election
Bush barely made it again. This
time it wasn't Florida that was
the laugh of the nation, it was
Ohio and again we're not sure
that Bush won fair and square.
It also seems that we have a
Bush running Florida that said
not long ago that Medicaid for
those people of the baby-boom
years cost too much. I suppose
he is going to withhold vital
medication and doctors from-our
poorest people. He-also intends.
to starve Terri Schiavo to death.
She has brain activity, she just
can't do for herself. So Jeb Bush
- a Republican will allow
a person to be starved to death.
If he has succumbed to the death
penalty, why not use lethal in-
jection? That is much more hu-
mane. Animals, criminals and
people on death row get better
treatment than, that. (Thanks to
Mr. Roberts of Hosford for that
Republicans, Democrats, used
car salesmen and casket salesmen
all have one thing in common.

They will say what you want to
hear to make a sale. The gold
plated and mother-of-pearl inlaid
casket, won't get you to heaven
any faster than the old pine box.
That car with 200,000 miles on
it that looks so clean wasn't real-
ly driven by a little grandmother
only to church on Sunday and to
the Wednesday night social at
the fellowship hall. Politicians
can, tell you the lies and make
you believe in them and write
letters in the newspaper just like
you did, Mr. Phillips. I certainly
hope that you will wake up soon
from your disillusion and realize
that the average cost for a gallon
of gas is well over $2, Now pay
attention to how many stretch
limos that accompany the presi-
dent and they weigh as much as
a semi truck. They don't burn
regular gas, either. Why is Bush
trying so hard to deceive the na-
tion? Could he be paving the
road for little brother?
I just had to speak up on your
comments. To me, it makes no
difference who runs for presi-
dent. I listen to both sides before
I cast a vote.
Mike Bailes, Altha

We should vote for the person, not the party

To the editor:
I would like to respond to Mr.
Phillips' letter. -
Mr. Phillips must'be giving in
a different w world than mine. I" m
nof taking up partisan politics
as I hae alwa\is voted for the
person \who I thought could do
the best job. w whether Republican
or Democrat.
Mr. Phillips, if all Republicans
think %%e should,keep more of
%xhat %we earn. wh. is legislation
passed that benefits only a small
percentage that are wealthy?
'Explain what ivould be wrong
x% ith taxing exieryvne the same
percentage, regardless of
Mr. Phillips. if all Republicans
belie\ e we. should have a
:.balanced budget. whi has Mr.
Bush turned an inherited surplus
into the biggest deficit in this
nation's history? In eight years
Mr. Clinton turned a deficit into
a surplus.
Mr. Phillips, I do not believe,
as-you- suggest. that many
Democrats think God w-asn't a
major factor in the creation of
this great nation of ours. I think
you need facts to go with your
opinion. I have ne er heard a
politician of any party say the'
Stihought God. had nothing tc

do with the formation of this
country. ..
Mr. Phillips. can you name
Sone country that has violated our
shores in an act. of aggression or
terrorism? No,. only a group of
extremists trying to wage what
-they consider a holy war. With
all the assets av ailable. Mr. Bush
hasn't been able to find one man
'in over three ears. Do you think
he reallywants to? Iam all for the
-strongest defense possible, with
the best -( weapons possible, and
with the best training possible,
but I do not belief e in going to
war as a preemptive strategy. or
for profit, or in the name of God
-Other countries believe'in God
also. This does not mean I don't
pray for the troops deployed or
that I don't support the troops
deployed. The troops do not, as I

do not, make policy.
Mr. Phillips, fixing Social
Security for those to come has to
be done, I agree. What I do not
agree with is giving the brokers
on Wall Street a few billion or
trillion dollars. I can not see this
helping the problem.
Mr. Phillips, I have yet to hear
a politician of any party that
would disagree with what .you
said about crime. Because if there
was one, he/she would not have
been re-elected.
Mr. Phillips, if you would
like me. to become a registered
Republican,, you will have to
provide a lot more concretefacts
instead of spouting party rhetoric.
As I said earlier, I vote for the
person, not the party.-
Wayne Chewning

We should all follow Sunshine Laws

To the editor:
I admnt that I am more interested
in Sunshine than in Sonshine.
Perhaps Mr. Kimbrel glowed
being praised at a church for his
non-open sunshine stance. But
such is not democratic.
Let us have sunshine in our
public life and our church life.'
The more the better.

On last week's Speak Up page, the writer of the letter
titled, "Republicans are leading the way" should have
.been identified as Donnie Phillips of Hosford.
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nated a new Nissan Altima to Chipola College's automotive
technology department. Pictured from left, are: Rahal team
members, Chuck Anderson and Ricky Miller; Nissan District
Service Representative Mary Quinn, Rahal team members
Greg Anderson and Billy Baxley and Chipola auto instructor

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support that theory.
Rahal Nissan in, Marianna
is committed to enhancing au-
tomotive services to custom-
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greater educational opportuni-
ties for future automotive tech-
-nicians. Rahal.recently donated
a new Nissan Altima to Chipola
College's automotive technical
"The donation of this new Al-
tima, will provide our students
all the educational advantages
that Nissan and Chipola have to.
.offer," said John Gardner, Au-
tomotive Instructor. "The car
will provide our students and
Technicians with a valuable
learning tool which will help
provide Nissan customers x\ ith
a positive ownership experi-
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of Education along with the
Florida Chamber of Commerce
recently recognized Rahal
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Nissan as Florida's Best Busi-
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Strickland's ACE Hardware

under new management

For more than 62
years, Strickland's
ACE Hardware, es-
tablished by the late Hudson
and Edith Strickland, has been
serving the Calhoun/Liberty
County community by offering
helpful solutions 'to fulfill the
area's home improvement needs.
And now, under new ownership,
Hudson Mitchell (Mitch) Willis,
the Strickland's grandson and his
wife, Heather Boyd Willis, plan
to do the same at Strickland's
ACE Hardware.
The new owners plan to make
the store, located at 10898 NW
SR 20 in Bristol, even more help-
ful to its customers.,
-The store will continue to
provide unique, helpful home
improvement "signature" service
to customers right here for both
Calhoun and Liberty County.
"We want to honor the rich
tradition of helpful, friendly and
convenient service established by
my grandparents and carried on
by my aunt and uncle, (former
managers) Marvin and Mildred
Goodson," says Mitch. "We've
got the same great team in place
to provide the helpful everyday
solutions for do-it-yourselfers
and contractors needs. Our newly
acquired Ace store will continue
to carry on Ace's 'helpful hard-
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t Under the ne\\ o%\ nership. the
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The store stocks more than
30.000 products on-hand and


Jenny Guilford earns honors
at the U.S. Air Force Academy
Air Force Cadet Jenny A.
Guilford has earned honors with -
placement on the Command unit's
and Dean's Lists at the U.S.
Air Force Academy, ColoradoR
Springs, Colo. The merit lists
recognize cadeis for- achieving
outstanding military -perfor-
mance.and academic excellence
by maintaining a 3.0 or better
military performance grade and
grade point average for a semes- A
ter, respectively.
The academy is a four-year
military institution of higher i
learning that provides instruc-
tion, education, training and
experience in academics, military training, aviation and airmanship
programs,. physical training, athletic conditioning, and spiritual and
ethical development to all cadets.- Cadets graduate with the knowl-
edge, character and skills essential to meet the leadership challenges
of the 21st century for future career officers in the U.S. Air Force.
Guilford is pursuing a degree in humanities at the academy.
She is the daughter of Jerry Guilford of Blountstown and Janice
Watson of Quincy.
The cadet is a 2003 graduate of Blountstown High School.

Baker heads to Afghanistan
Army Spec. Damion E. Baker is one of approximately 350 sol-
diers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade based at Caserma Ed-
erie. Vicenza, Italy. who will deploy to Afghanistan to serve as a
member of Combined Joint Task Force-76 (CJTF-76).
CJTF-76 is a combined and joint rotation unit supporting Opera-
tion Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The soldier will join other
units that comprise CJTF-76 to help the Afghan people continue on
their progress to a free society.
Mission objectives of the combined joint task force include estab-
lishing security, defeating Al-Qaida and Taliban forces, and deter-
ring the re-emergence of terrorism. The soldiers are committed to
staying the course in Afghanistan and standing firm with the Afghan
people against forces actively working to prevent the establishment
of a secure environment. -
Baker, a cannon crewmember, is the nephew of Belinda G. Baker
of Blountstown.
The specialist-is a 2001 graduate of Blountstown High School.

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an additional 35,000
products carried in
the Ace distribution
center for the region. "
"With our quality
product selection, spe-
cialty services and
helpful project advice,
this store is geared to
bring convenience to
a whole new level for
do-it-yourselfers and
contractors," added Mitch an
Mitch. Heather.
Strickland's ACE Hardware is
open Monday through Saturday,
7a.m. to 6p.m., and closed on
Sunday. The telephone number
is 643-2336
Strickland's ACE Hardware is
part of Ace Hardware Corp., the
largest retailer-owned hardware
cooperative in the industry. Ace's
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materials retailers in all 50 states
and 70 countries have annual re-
tail that exceed $13 billion. ACE,
founded in 1924, is headquartered
in Oak Brook, IL, and currently
operates 15 distribution centers
in the United States. For more
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KCCB to tackle Calhoun eyesores during Great American Cleanup

Keep Calhoun County Beau-'
tiful, Inc. volunteers will im-
prove the quality of life in
Calhoun County as they clean
up litter-strewn areas -and fix up
and beautify eyesores during
Keep America Beautiful's Great
American Cleanup, the nation's
largest annual community im-
Sprovement program. March 1
through May 31. Keep Calhoun
-County Beautiful, Inc.: will fo-
cus on Calhoun County's clean-
up efforts the week of April 11
through April 15 and volunteers
are encouraged to roll up their
sleeves and support clean com-
munities. To volunteer, call 674-
"The 20th anniversary of our
Great American Cleanup marks
a milestone for creating and
maintaining clean communities
as volunteers rally together this
spring to eliminate litter, graf-
fiti and blight that plague local
environments. Through their
hands-on commitment and posi-
tive behaviors, volunteers are
providing the solution to sus-
taining a healthy quality of life
for everyone," said G. Raymond
Empson. president of Keep
America Beautiful.
National nonprofit Keep
America Beautiful is celebrat-
ing the 20th anniversary of its
signature program. the Great
-American Cleanup. For t\ o de-
cades, millions of Great Ameri-
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taken action to dramatically
Improve tens of thousands of
communities so they are safer to
play in, live in and enjoy.
In 2005, the Great American
Cleanup is expected to involve
S more than 2.3 million people
volunteering more than 7 mil-
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and improve 15,000 communi-
ties during 30,000 events from
coast to coast in all 50 states.
Activities will include beautify-
ing parks and recreation areas.
. cleaning seashores and water-
ways, handling recycling collec-
tions, picking up litter, planting
trees and flowers, and conduct-
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litter-free events.
Last year 2.3 million Great
American Cleanup volunteers
collected 150 million pounds of
litter and debris; planted 5. mil-
lion flowers and bulbs; cleaned
6,500 miles of rivers, lakes and
shorelines; and collected 1.2
million tires for recycling. In
fact, one tire can attract 10,000
mosquitoes, which-can increase
the threat of West Nile Virus.
Collecting and removing tires
J from communities can reduce
this threat.
In. addition, a recent Keep
America Beautiful survey re-
vealed that 89% of community
leaders reporting Great Ameri-
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That their volunteers felt safer in
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~. ties put on by the Harrell Memorial Library
at the Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol
,on Saturday, March 19. The day of fun
included food, train rides, egg decorating
and hunting, and a special visit by the
: ~public library's very own Bungling Book

SBunny. All proceeds went to the Harrell
Memorial Library's children's programs.
Carnley poses with Pastor Myrna Carnley,
The Bungling Book Bunny. Kara Spence,
Cheyenne Miranda, Christopher Miranda
and The Bungling Book Bunny take part
in a Bunny Hop. Tyler Cashmen
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FWC seeks public input regarding Tide Swamp WMA

At the February meeting of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC),
commissioners approved chang-
ing the Spring Creek Unit of the
Big -Bend Wildlife Management
Area (WMA) from a dog hunt
area to a still hunt area.;
Because of the loss of pub-
lic land available for deer-dog
hunting, commissioners were
asked to consider allowing deer-
dog hunting on the nearby Tide

"Swamp Unit located in Taylor
County. Commissioners direct-
ed staff to work with people with
an interest in the issue to deter-
mine if the change is feasible.
The first step' in the process
was to send out a mass mailing
to everyone who had applied for
a quota hunt permit on the Tide
Swamp or Spring Creek units for
the 2004-2005 season. The let-
ter, sent to more than 650 hunt-
ers, explained the process and

requested input.
"I want to emphasize that this
is an information collecting pro-
cess. Nothing has been decided
at this point," said John Ault,
FWC North Central Regional
Public Hunting Areas Coordina-
tor. "We are looking for public
input on the issue.

Don't buy your child a duck for Easter

As the Easter holiday fast
approaches, many parents con-
template the idea of purchasing
cute little ducklings as gifts for
their children. ,The Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) suggests buying
your child the stuffed-animal va-
riety instead.
"Although these mallard ducks
might make nice pets while they
are young, they can live for 10
years or more and quickly out-
grow the 'cute and fuzz\ stage.'
leaving full-size droppings on
your patio *and outdoor furni-
ture," said Diane Eggeman, FWC
waterfowl biologist. "When this
happens, parents and children of-
ten grow tired of caring for these
pets and decide to release them
into the wild."
What you may not realiZe is
that this is illegal ,and is putting
Florida's native v. wildlife in jeop-
ardy. Last July, the FWC passed
a rule clarifying that it is unlaw-
ful to release captive-reared mal-
lard ducks into the wild. This
rule also requires a permit to buy
or sell mallards in Florida.
One reason for this nile is
that domesticated ducks, .once
released, are capable of transmit--
ting disease's and compete with
native 'w wildlife for food and habi-
tat. The more important reason is

FWC asking anglers
The Florida Fish arnid Wild-
life Conservation Commission's
FWC\'s recently restructured
Division of Fresh\" after Fisheries
Management is opening com--
munrication lines with anglers.
The agency wants to learn more
about what it would take to uim-
prove fishing opportunities here.
"We're Lrying to evaluate the-
performance of the previous fish-
eries division over the past five
years, and find ways to improve
it." said Darrell Sco ell, who
S heads the new division. "We
hope to measure our progress,
identify\ areas that need attention
and work %with communities to
make things better."
As a first step in this process,
. the FWC is asking anglers to
take part in a sure. it has post-
ed online at http://v\v w.survey-

that releasing these mallards into
the wild threatens the existence.
of the Florida mottled duck, a
unique subspecies found only in
peninsular Florida. ,
"These domesticated or feral
mallards are crossbreeding with
the mottled duck, producing hy-
brid offspring," Eggeman said.
"This is a serious concern and if
not stopped, this hybridization
could result in the Florida mottled
duck becoming extinct.
Wild mallards are migratory
birds, inhabiting Florida only
during the winter months. In
the spring they fly north to breed
and are not present by the time
the mottled duck mating season
begins in Florida. On the other
hand, pet mallards, once released,
do not migrate and will become
established, year-round residents
of our state, and when they mate
%\ iti wild mottled ducks, it nudg-
es Florida's mottled duck toward
The Florida mottled duck pop-
.ulation is relatively small, with the
breeding population estimated at
only 30,000-40,000 and already
FWC biologists are saying that
perhaps as,many as 12 percent of
these ducks are showing genetic
evidence of hybridization.
Today, the future of Florida's
mottled duck is uncertain, but the

'How's the fishing?'
room.com/FisheriesInput/. Most
people are able to complete the
questionnaire in about 15 min-
utes, Responses and comments
are confidential. Later, the FWC
will publish a summary of what
anglers say about the state of
freshwater fishing here in the
Fishing. Capital of the World and
what the agency needs to; do to
make it better.
In a second step. the FWC will
host a series of public meetings
to discuss surN ey results and de-
velop plans and priorities for the
future. Survey participants will
be asked about their \ willingness
to participate in a future plan-':
ning meeting and about when
and where such meetings should
take place.
Deadline for completing the
survey is May 1.

fate of the subspecies is in hu-
man hands. The solution begins
with not buying children ducks
for Easter and in educating others
about the issues and consequenc-
es of the situation.
For more information on pro-
tecting Florida's mottled duck,
contact one of FWC's waterfowl
offices at (850.) 488-5878 or (321)
726-2862, or visit MyFWC.com/

"FWC is aware there are hunt-
ers who oppose allowing deer-
dog hunting on the Tide Swamp
Unit and others who support it.
Everyone's views on this issue
are important to the Commission.
No one is excluded from the op-
portunity to provide input, even
if they didn't apply for a quota
hunt permit on either area."
"We're asking for people to
indicate whether they would sup-
port or oppose allowing deer-dog
hunting on the Tide Swamp Unit
and their reasons for either sup-
porting or opposing a change,"
Ault said. "Responses will not be
considered as votes, but will be
used to help us better understand
the public's point of view.
"Our next step will be to com-
pile two lists of the responses
(supporting deer-dog hunting
and opposing deer-dog hunting)
and present them at two 'open
-houses.' We are planning an open
house in Perry and another in the
Pinellas/Hillsborough County

area. Approximately 60 percent
of the hunters who received a
Tide Swamp quota hunt permit
in 2004 reside in Pinellas, Pasco,
Hillsborough or Polk counties.
The dates, times and locations
for the open houses have yet to
be determined," Ault said.
"All the data collected from
the responses and the open
houses will be used by staff to
develop their recommendations,
which will be presented to the
Commissioners at a future meet-
ing. If any changes are adopted,
they would become effective
July 1, 2006 for the 2006-2007
hunting season," Ault said.
Please send your input to John
Ault, Regional Public Hunting
Areas Coordinator, Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, 3377 E. U.S. Highway
90, Lake City, FL 32055.
People can also respond
with their input via email by
sending a message to karen.
parker @myfwc.com.


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tip of the snout to the rear center
edge of the tail."
However, FWC rules do not
clearly specify how to measure
fish that have total length size
limits, such as red drum, spotted
seatrout, and snook, subjecting
the measurement of total length
to interpretation by anglers and
law enforcement officers.
In order to clarify how total
length size limits should be mea-
sured, the FWC has proposed a
series of rule amendments speci-
fying that total length is deter-.
mined by measuring the fish
with its mouth closed and with-
its tail squeezed or compressed.
The goal of the proposal is to
provide a standard measurement

Spring turkey season
'Deer hunters have their time
of year and duck hunters theirs,,
but this is the time of year spring
turkey hunters live for.
In the northern two-thirds
of Florida, which includes the
state's Central and Northwest
management zones, the spring
turkey season is March 19
- April 24. According to regu-
lations of the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC), hunters are al-
lowed to bag one bearded tur-
key or gobbler per day, two for
the spring season.
Florida is unique among
states because we're home to'
two of the five subspecies of
wild turkeys found in North
America. The Eastern subspe-
cies- is found throughout most
of the Florida panhandle. The
-Osceola subspecies occupies
most of peninsular Florida, and
is found nowhere else in the
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procedure that is understood by
resident and visiting anglers and
that FWC officers can enforce
The FWC will review and
discuss draft rule amendments
regarding total length measure-
ment during its April 15 meeting
in Tallahassee. More information
about measurement of saltwa-
ter fish is available at MyFWC.
In addition, material that
will be reviewed at the April
FWC meeting, including staff
recommendations, is available
on-line at MyFWC.com/com-

runs through April 24
As with all states Florida's
five-week season ideally coin-
cides with the peak of gobbling
and breeding activity. On a per-
fect hunt, a hunter calls a gob-
bler in close and bags the bird.
However, turkey hunting often
takes place under less than per-
fect conditions and more times
than not, the gobbler "wins"
- and the hunter goes home emp-
ty handed.
While any variety of manual-
ly operated turkey calls are legal
and used by hunters, electronic
calls are prohibited in Florida.
On private lands turkey hunt-
ers can hunt from 30 minutes
before sunrise. until legal sunset.;
On wildlife management areas,
hunting is allowed until 1 p.m.
on open hunting days.
In Holmes. County turkey
hunting remains closed. FWC
Commissioners recently ap-
proved a three-day spring sea-
son for 2006.


Department of Health celebrates

March as National Nutrition Month

Florida Department of Health
(DOH) celebrates March as Na-
tional Nutrition Month, an edu-
cation and .advocacy campaign-
sponsored annually by the
American Dietetic Association
(ADA). This year's theme, Get
a Taste for.Nutrition. promotes
a balanced diet, along with dai-
ly physical activity, for healthy
living. .
"Nutrition is an integral part
of maintaining the health of our
families and communities," said
DOH Secretary John O. Agwu-
nobi, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.
"During the month of March,
and year-round, we encourage
all Floridians to not only watch
what they eat, but to take a pro-
active stance on improving and
maintaining a balanced and
healthy diet."
According to Behavioral
Risk Factor Surveillance Sur-
vey (BRFSS), the prevalence of
obesity in Florida almost dou-
bled from 10.4 percent in 1998
:to 19,9 percent in 2003. The
BRFSS also states thaL only 25
percent of Florida's adults con-
sumed the daily-recommended
servings of fruits and vegeta-

Combining an active lifestyle
with nutritious, low-fat foods
can help control weight and re-
duce the risk of many chronic
,diseases including cancer, high
blood pressure, diabetes, heart
disease and stroke.
To maintain a healthy life-
st\le, DOH and ADA recom-
mend the following tips:
*Maintain a balanced diet
with a variety of foods includ-
ing vegetables, whole grains.
fruits, non-fat diary products,
beans, lean meats, poultry and
*Eat greater amounts of fruits
and vegetables, and fewer high-
calorie foods.
*Enjoy foods in healthy,
moderate portions.
*Choose foods rich in vitia-
mins, minerals and fibers over
those that are processed.
*Balance food choices with
physical activity to achieve and
-maintain a healthy weight and
DOH provides resources and
information on nutrition and
healthy living through programs
such as the Obesity Prevention
Program. Women, Infants &

Children (WIC) Program and
the Child Care Food Program.
Each of Florida's county health
departments is also involved in
promoting healthy living within

local communities.
For more information, con-
tact your local county health
department, or visit the DOH at

FFA Forestry competition; Prom April 2
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Monday, March 21 thru Friday, March 25 Spring Break
I Friday, April 1 --FFA Forestry Competiion
Saturday, April 2 Prom
I Monday-Tuesday, April 4-5 Culinary Arts Competition I
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vy Zack Bishop
On March 17, Alha Middle School and High School went to Paiiama
City to participate in the Music Performance Assessment competition.
The competition was held at Arnold High School. They were graded on
performance and sight reading. The high school sung "The Lord is My
Shepard" and "-When I Was Single." The middle school also sang two
songs. Both groups did a fantastic job.,
The middle school and high school also performed at Altha Public
School Gymnasium that night. They gave the same performance as the
t the Music Performance Assessment competition with a few additional
songs. They will also be performing the musical "Cinderella" on May 5
and 6. There will be morning and evemomg performances on each day.
The public is invited to attend.
by Brittany Maleske

Florida Department of Health
(DOH) recognizes March as Na-
tional Colorectal Cancer Aware-
ness Month. This observance
is designed to increase aware-
ness and know ledge about the
'disease, and encourage all men
and women over 50 years old
to receive annual screenings for
colorectal cancer.
"Colorectal cancer is a devas-
tating illness that affects a range
of ages and backgrounds. eyet
there are ways to help prevent
this disease." said DOH Secre-.
tary John 0. Agvunobl. M.D..
M.B.A.. M.P.H. "I urge Flo-
ridians to start early-establish a
S healthy lifestyle. sta\ active, eat
nutritiously and get screened."
Colorectal cancer. commonly
referred to as colon cancer, is the
second leading cause of cancer-
related deaths nationwide. How -
ever, through screening. colorec-
tal cancer can be detected early.
allowing for hastened treatment
and a higher chance of recovery.
Several risk factors can in-
crease the chance of developing
colon cancer including:
*family history;
*ethnic background:
*personal history of colorectal
cancer polyps or bowel disease:
individuals over the age of
Spoor nutrition and diet:
*lack of adequate physical ac-
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*overweight and obesity:;
*and heavy alcohol consump-
DOH encourages individuals
to consult with their physician
to assess their risk and need for
colorectal screening. In addition,
DOH encourages everyone to
maintain a nutrition. diet, paired
with daily physical acti ity, to
help prevent chronic disease.
For more information, contact
the National Cancer Institute at
x w .nci.nih.gov, Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
at wwx%.cdc.gov cdc.gov> or the American Can-
cer Society at wwv,.cancer.org
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For more information about
colon cancer awareness, pre-
vention-and treatment, visit the
DOH at www.doh.state.fl.us

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County Schools
March 24 March 30,2005
Lowfat or whole
milk served with all meals

Sp rig Bre
March 21-25

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Lunch: Chicken patty on bun,
potato rounds, green peas and
carrots, fruit cup.

| Lunch: Salisburysteak, mashed/
Potatoes with gravy, field peas
with snaps, fruit cup, corn-

Lunch:Toasted ham and cheese
sandwich, rater tots, green
baby limas, fresh fruit, oatmeal
square. I
All menus are subject to change
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Alitha's Juruor and Senior Prom dl be held Saturday, April 2nd from F scHOOL -
8 p.m.until llp.m. The theme of this year's Prom is "Lost in a Dream." I SCHOOL MENU I
The Juniors ha e worked hard for several months to provide the Seniors of Liberty
2005 % ith their last high school dance. It will be held at the W.T. Neal Ci ic County Schools
Center in Blountstown. County Schools
A reminder to all students and their guests: Please make sure that all March 24 March 30 2005
outfits are appropriate for a school social function. Do not wear midriffI '3
outfits or outfits that are too revealing. Also, remember to be safe and have A variety of fruits and
a great night out at the Prom! vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat or whole milk
FFA FORESTRY COMPETITION served with all meals.
.byDevon Waldroff *
On Friday April, 1 the Altha FFA Forestry team will be going to a com-
petition that will take place in Blountstown. The high schools from the "
tri-countr area w ill be represented including Calhoun, Liberry and Jackson I
:-Trhey will be judged in fie categories, Knowledge, Tree ID, Bug ID,.
Compass Reading, and the ability to walk off steps and convert them into
feet.. The students that will be representing Altha in this competition are
Brad and R an Wells, Josh Foxvorth.'and Matt Maxwell.
"SprIng BreakJ
March 24 -25

Breakfast Banana, peanut-but-
ter toast, ready-to-eat cereal.
Lunch: Vegetable beef soup, PB 1
.I & J sandwich. orange sections,
I saltines.
Cheerleader tryouts scheduled April 4
Blountstown High School announces the following upcom- I Breakfast Chilled peaches,
ing events for March and April: sausage gravy over biscuit,
Week of March,21-March 25 Spring Break hash browns.
Monday, March 21 Weight lifting at BHS at 12 p.m.; Baseball, Lunch: Cheeseburger on buns,
home at 4 p.m. against Malone. lettuce, tomato, pickles, french
Tuesday, March 22 Baseball Home at 4 p.m. against Vernon ries with catsup, pineapple
SWeeks of March 28-April 4, 2005 fIe w c
Monday, March 28 Yearbook Sales Week Begins, $30 each cake.
make check payable to BHS I WEDNESDAY
Tuesday, March 29 -- Softball, away ay 4:30 p.m. at Port St. Joe; Chilled tropical frit
Baseball away at 4:30/6 p.m. at Wewa.Breakfast Chilled tropical fruit
Wednesday, March 30 Weight lifting at BHS at 3:30 p.m.; Na- I cup with nuts, scrambled eggs,
tional Honor Society Initiation (tentative) toast with jelly.
Thursday, March 31 Softball, away at 6 p.m. at Wewa; Base- Lunch: Pizza, green beans,
ball, home at 3:30 p.m. against Bristol glazed carrots, Jell-0.
Friday, April 1 Yearbook sales end g l z e ar o J
Monday, April 4 Cheerleader tryouts; Softball, home at, 4 p.m. All menus aresubject to
against Grand Ridge; Baseball,- home at 3:30/6 p.m. against Chi- SPONSORED BY:
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Liberty County JROTC State Drill Meet
Liberty County High School JROTC Drill Teams competed at the Florida JROTC State Drill
Meet in Lakeland on March 12. The four teams consisted of Unarmed Platoon, Unarmed Male/
Mix Squad, Unarmed Female Squad, and the Male/Mix Armed Squad. The Male/Mixed Armed
Squad won fourth place out of 27 teams representing the eight JROTC regions in the state. All
of the Liberty County High School teams did very well and the community should be very proud
of them. Pictured, above, the Drill Team after the ending ceremony surrounding their Fourth

place Armed Squad trophy.-


Day & Easter

egg hunt held
Hosford School celebrated In-
ternational Day on March 18. It
a as \er\ busy day. Students left
school at mid-day for the teach-
ers' to have the rest of the. day
as a planning day. We squeezed
International Day and Easter
egg hunts into that short time.
Prior to this day, students learned
about their chosen country of
study. On this day, they shared
and celebrated the things they
Kindergarten and third grade
shared the countries of Ireland
and Spain. Kindergarten shared
a power point presentation on
Ireland. They shared potato soup
and shamrock paperweights they
made. Third grade shared reports
of bull fighting, the running of
the bulls and flamenco dancing.
First and fourth shared the
countries of Italy and Germany.
They made mobiles of their
country's flag, facts and festival
Second and fifth shared the
countries of Australia and Mexi-
co. Fifth learned a lot of interest-
ing things from Darlene Peddie
who shared her know ledge about
Australia. She spent some time
there with her husband as they
-did church mission work there.
Second grade did the Mexican
hat dance for fifth. They shared
some Mexican food and some
NMexican language in song they
learned from one of their class-
The children had an interest-
ing day of learning.


Chipola College offers array of

continuing education courses
MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short
courses in the coming weeks.
*A 10 Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate
practices, 3-5 year olds) will meet April 2 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost
is $38.
A 10 Hour Childcare Training Special Needs (mainstreaming)
will meet April 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.
*A 20 Hour Childcare Training will meet May 7 and 14 from 7
a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76
*An Advanced Level Cake Decorating class will meet Thursdays,
April 7 through 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.
*A CPR class will meet April 12 and 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is
First Aid class will meet April 26 and' 28 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Cost is $41.
The Continuing Education Department also offers custom moti-
vational workshops for businesses and organizations. The follow-
ing are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More
Done in Less Time; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relation-
ships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations;
Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in
the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?;
and After All, You're the Supervisor!
Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online
courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law
and travel. Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.
EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, photog-
raphy, languages, writing, entertainment industry, grant writing,
business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care,
* parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy,
engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit

TOURNEY-Dozens of key supporters, alumni and friends
raised some $40,000 to help the Chipola Men's and Women's
basketball teams attend the National NJCAA Tournaments in
Kansas,, March 22-26. Chipola Appreciation Club board mem-
ber Robert Trammell, who spearheaded the fundraising ef-
forts, said, 'The Chipola family always comes through. The
,dedication and spirit of the people of this area is the key toWthe
'success of Chipola College?" CHIPOLA PHOTO



STake Charge America offers tips on managing credit cards

Nothing feels better than a
fresh start, and nothing heralds
that like the New Year. January is
a blockbuster month for popular
resolution mainstays such as fit-
ness gyms, diet plans, educational
resources, and yes financial plan-
ning gurus. Are these good ideas?
Of course anything )ou can do to
help manage your life and overall
well being should be undertaken
with enthusiasm. But -Vbat about
an area you feel you already have
a handle on?
If what we hear is true, then al-
most everyone over the age of 18,
and many who aren't, has or is us-
ing a credit card. While we won't
debate the value of having and
using plastic on a regular basis, it
is fast becoming common knowl-
edge that Jhe credit companies
may not be as benevolent as we
might have originally believed in
their rush to make sure that every
American has at least three cards
in their wallet. -
While I think most of us are
familiar with the rudimentary fea-
tures of having a credit card and
the hazards that are inherent in
their use, it doesn't hurt to ask the
*Is your awesome "fixed" rate
out the window if you make one
late payment even if it is to an-
other creditor?
*How long is your phenom-
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*What does your APR change
to after the introductory period?
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does the card allow 7
*Do you feel that $35 to $45 is
an excessive amount for late and
Sover-the-limit fees?
If you are one of the fortunate
few% who has their financial house
in order, are already at their target
nxeight. have conquered the issue
of creating a work-life balance.
and feel that N\our portfolio is right
on track for your early retirement.
let us share a few interesting ntd-
bits that just may have gotten past
you. Don't let 2005 bring you a
surprise that you` might not be
ready for.
*Billing address Credit card
companies sometimes change
their payment P.O. Box. If you
send your pa ment to the wrong
one, it is almost guaranteed to take
awhile to get to the "right" place.
That means you'ree responsible for
the late fee and your interest rate
could be raised. To asoid this al-
\ ays use the envelope pro\ ided in
)our statement.
*Write neatly! Credit card
companies are-legally allot\ed to
hold for five days and re-route all
illeble'" payments to another
department, making your payment
"late" before it's posted.
*Cash advance fees and rates
-Basically don't take cash out of
your credit card. Aside from pay-
ing a high rate on the cash you
take out, you're going to pay a fee.
usually 2 percent to 4 percent of
the amount advanced. In addition
to interest if you fail to pa\ your
balance in full itwhich by the way.
S starts to accrue inunmediately i. or
if the amount puts you over the

*Credit card theft insurance
- Pass. You don't need theft insur-
ance for your credit card. If it's
stolen, you are only liable for $50,
at most.
*Balance-transfer fees Before
transferring a balance ask if there
is a fee and ask how long the low
rate lasts. Most rates are good for
six months. If you are late on one
payment, the low rate is immedi-
ately replaced with a much higher
rate. Be careful that the transfer
doesn't put you over your credit
limit,. again another fee situa-
*Inactivity charges Credit card
companies don't make money if
you don't use your cards. Some
companies charge as much as $15
if you haven't swiped your card in
six months.
*Mandatory arbitration In
many cases you have agreed to this-
if you have the card. This means
that if there's a dispute, you may
have given up your right to your
day in a court of law. If you have
an issue, be sure to document!
*Charging abroad In addition
to the 1 percent currency exchange
fee on Visa and MasterCard, some
major banks are charging a 2 per-
cent fee on credit card and debit

,card purchases made outside the
United States. This certainly adds
to the vacation budget.
*Online statement require-
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and creditors started to roll out
this policy. While it unquestion-
ably lowers their customer service
costs, the verdict is still out on how
consumers really feel about being
charged anywhere from $2-15 per
month for their paper statement.
*Gift cards Fees and expira-
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from what many see as the perfect
solution to gi% ing money. Some
cards expire altogether or entail
processing fees after 6 months or
a year. not to mention ATM fees or
store usage fees.
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these are fast becoming the '"pay-
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make sure you are aware of the
limitations and fees involved be-
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It shouldn't cost you to access
your hard earned cash.
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and capacity to design, administer, and
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The following positions are
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Bikers make a stopover in Blountstown

on panhandle riding tour ,

Students may be out for spring break but
the grounds around Blountstown High
School were still busy with activity as large
number of bicyclists made their way through
Calhoun County Monday and Tuesday The
riders were raking part in the annual Bike
Florida event, which this year, was called,"Red
Hills to the Sea Ride." Bike riders from 40
states and five countries were participating,
riding everything from traditional touring
bikes to the unusual-looking two-seater
recumbent bikes. Participants were scheduled
to pedal between 315-385 miles during the
seven day trip through the panhandle.

The group made, themselves at home
on the school campus in Blountstown,
putting up row after row of tents and
converting chainlink fences into impromptu
clotheslines after rinsing out their day's
riding wear. The Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce helped organize the activities
for the group's two-day stay in Blountstown,
which included a visit to the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement.

TOP: Riders take a break and enjoy a chat after finding
a tent for the night. ABOVE CENTER RIGHT: After a
50 mile ride, a massage is a welcome treat. ABOVE:
A recumbent bike is parked along a fence. BELOW:
A yard full of luggage is put out for riders to find some
fresh clothes.



SNEADS Tommy Ray Simmons, 56, passed
away Thursday, March 17,2005 at Bay Medical Center
in Panama City. He was born in Hattiesburg, MS and
had lived in Sneads for the past 18 months coming from
Port St. Joe. He worked for the container division at St.
Joe Paper Co. as a truck driver for 13 years. He was a
hardworking person who loved his family. He attended,
Calvary Baptist Church in Blountstown.
He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Everett
Survivors include his- wife, Tammy (Carefoot)
Simmons of Sneads; his mother, Merle Bounds of
Baxterville, MS; two sons, Tommie L. Simmons of
Port St. Joe, Tracy Simmons and his wife, Lucretia of
Sneads; one daughter, Jenny Liffick and her husband,
Jeremy of Port St. Joe; two brothers, Troy Simmons
and his wife, Marion of Port St. Joe and William (Bill)
Simmons of Purvis, MS; half brother, Michael Sim-
mons of Blountstown; one sister, Judy Ann Simmons
of Richland, CA; former.wife and special friend, Sara
Simmons of Port St. Joe; three grandchildren, Thomas
Ryan, Sarah and Elizabeth Liffick of Port St. Joe; sev-
eral nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday, March 20, 2005 at Cal-
vary Baptist Church in Blountstown with Rev: Francis
Carlisle officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia
Cemetery near Blountstown.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge
of the arrangements.

TELOGIA-Nellie Irene Evans Chester, 93, passed
a% a3 Friday, March 18, 2005. She was a life long
resident of Telogia and a faithful member of Telogia
Baptist Church where she, served as Sunday School
WMU director, teacher, and a member of the choir.
She also attended Mt. Zion United Pentecostal Church
where she often added a special touch to the service
by singing hymns. She was' a woman of many talents.,
She \ as a self-taught musician., playing guitar, piano
and organ and as a young woman often sang at social
events with her sister, Azzie Lee. She truly exempli-
fied all the qualities of a Proverbs 31 woman. She had
the unique abilirc to duplicate the st le of any piece of
clothing and was able to make all her children's cloth-
ing, from delicate .embroidery to dresses and evening
go% ns to o eralls. b\ merely looking at a photograph.
She nre er quesuoned her stauon in life but faced every-
hardship %ith an attitude of assurance that she could
accomplish w whatever she needed to do. From herding
and milkmin co%%s. slaughtering hogs and turrung the
fat into l\e soap %with xxhich she washedd her family's
clothing, sax ing and nailing boards to build the family-
home or killing squirrels to fry for supper, she worked
tirelessly to pro' ide for her fanml\. From her firstyears
of marriage until her youngest children were grown
she maintained a vegetable garden from which she.
stored food enough to last until the ne't planting sea-
son, yet, 'ahl a- s had time to pick \\ ild flo%% ers. search
for treasures and play hopscotch \\ ith her children.
She enjoyed fishing and traveling. but most of all was
complete deotred to her family whose love and
companionship she tr6asuired.
She -\ as predeceased by-herhus- .

band of 52 \ears. Nathan Chester,
w ho was her childhood sweetheart
and ho .she lo\ed until the day
of her death: her parents. Ed and:
Hattie E% ans: one sister, Azzie
Lee Pullam: a grandson, Jesse Lee
Sur ix ors include one son, Jim-
my Chester and his wife, Follette;
four daughters. Eloise Phillips of
\\ood\ ille. Jud\ Summerlin and her
husband. Paul. Janet Clark Morris
and her husband. David of Telogia
andTrisha Taylor and herhusband,
.Joe of Orange Park: numerous
grandchildren, great-grandchildren
and great-great-grandchildren
Services '%ere held MondaN.,
March 2 1, 2005 at Telogia Baptist
Church. Interment followed in
Good Hope Cemetery.
Independent Funeral Home in
Quincy %as in charge of the ar-
r.uinge~ment. ._, ..,.,.... _...,.

FT. BRADEN May Bell Horton, 87, passed
away Friday, March 18, 2005. She was born at Com-
pass Lake and had lived at Lake Talquin for the past
six years. She was a member of Lake Talquin Baptist
Church in Lake Talquin. She spent her 87 years living
with and caring for her family. She loved her children'
and especially her nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Mag-
gie Horton and a brother, Herchiel Horton.
Survivors include a sister, Macy Shuler of Ft.
Braden, with whom she lived; two brothers, James
Horton and his wife, Dene of White City and Ed Hor-
ton and his wife, Liz of Columbia, MS; a sister-in-
law, Ella Mae Horton of Grand Ridge; six nephews,
Fred Brown and his wife, Ann of Robertsdale, AL,
Jodie Brown and his wife, Barbara of Tallahassee,
David Horton and his wife, Carol of Port St. Joe,
David Horton and his wife, June of Grand Ridge,
Tom Shuler of Gautier, MS and Robert Horton of
Chipley; three nieces, Dorothy Nicolo of Tallahas-
see, Betty Meredith and her husband. Bruce of Tal-
lahassee and Vivian Abbott and-her husband, Ben
of Molino; a multitude of great-great-great nieces
and nephews.
Services were held Sunday, March 20, 2005 at
Lake Talquin Baptist Church with Rev. Milton Har-
rington officiating. Interment followed in Shady
Grove Cemetery,
Adams. Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of
the arrangements.

BRISTOL Evelyn Harrell, 85, passed away
Saturday; March 19, 2005 at her home after a
long illness. She was born on March 30, 1920 in
Waynesboro, GA and had lived in Bristol for the past
six years, coming .from Panama City. She married
Maxwell Harrell May 10, 1951 and participated in
various community activities in Miami, Jacksonville,
Birmingham and Mobile, AL, Atlanta and LaGrange,'
GA and Panama City, after retiring there. While her
husband was in business in LaGrange they fished and
played golf at:Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain,
GA for 12 years. She and her husband, donated
money to build the Evelyn and Maxwell Harrell
Memorial Library in Bristol.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years; one
sister. Elizabeth Solonmon of Jack-sn'. tile: one niece,
Lynn Rivers of Savannah, GA; second cousin, Col.
Sam Cochran of Sylvania, GA; half brother, Paul
Gates of Savannah, GA; many other nieces and
Services are to be held Wednesday, March 23,
2005 at 11 a.m. from Bristol United Methodist
Church in Bristol with Rev. John Jackson officiat-
ing. Interment will follow in Bristol Cemetery in
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge
of the arrangements.

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Text: Romans 12:2
How do you find out what it is that
God wants you to do with your life?
One man was struggling to find God's
will. He prayed, "God, if it is your will
for me to do this, then may the light
be green at. the next comer when I get
I do not believe that God meant for
it to be mysterious, magical, or com-
plicated. God wants to communicate
His will to us more than we want to
know it. There is no simple formula or
But there are certain things that
must be in order before God will reveal
His plan to you. The first thing is to be
willing to do whatever it is that God
wants you to do. The second is not to
conform to the pattern of the world.
God said, "...My thoughts are not
your thoughts, neither are your ways
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has its own way of thinking. It has its
own set of standards and its own set of
rules. God's ways are usually in con-
flict with this world and human reason-
What sense did it make for Moses
to go to the ruler of the most powerful
nation in the world and demand him
to let over a million slaves go? What
sense did it make for Joshua to march
around Jericho seven times to make the
walls fall? What sense did it make for
Gideon to attack the entire Midianite
army with only three hundred men?
What sense did 'it make for Peter to
step out of the boat and walk out on the
water to Jesus?
When God reveals His will to you,
it will require great faith and stretch
your faith to the limit. God does not
operate on human principles. When we
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The Shell apple lives again

Allow me to depart from the
usual and just tell a story. This
story has an ulterior motive, and
that is to encourage more gar-
deners to become interested in
grafting. -
Many years: ago, southern
Escambia County Alabama was
an apple producing area. .It was
started by Green Shell, an agri-
culturist who was born in 1841.
He planted an apple orchard
near the intersection of present
day highways 49 and 40, about
ten miles north of Brewton.
This enterprise developed into
a successful business that gave
the town its name Appleton.
The apple business had. a
large grading shed, complete
with shipping barrels and a ci-
der press. During harvest, Mr.
Shell's son Andrew made two
trips a day by wagon in order to
deliver the apples to the freight
staton in Brewton. They were
shipped to northern markets and
soon became known as "Shell
Mr. Shell also grew young

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trees which sold well. Within
a few years, nearly every farm
over a wide area had at least one
Shell apple tree that produced
apples for family use. A few an-
cestors of the original orchard
trees still exist and are found in
some landscapes and on a few
farms in northern Santa Rosa
During the early 90's I be-
came interested in the history
of this apple and was fortunate
to locate a tree. A farmer friend
allowed me to remove some sci-
ons for grafting.
Six inch long pencil sized
stems from current season's
growth were removed dur-
ing early winter as soon as all
leaves had fallen. These were
wrapped in plastic and placed
in a refrigerator at 40 degrees F.
Meanwhile, one year old apple
seedlings with a similar stem di-
ameter were ordered. Upon ar-
riyal, these rootstocks were also
The trees were grafted the fol-
lowing February during our first
grafting workshop. We started
with a thirty minute presentation
describing the procedure and
delving into the science of graft-
ing. Following a demonstration,
each student was provided with
grafting supplies, a rootstock
and a scion of the Shell apple.
They then grafted a tree and
took it home for planting.
We used the whip or tongue
graft, which is a good choice



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rough grafting
when the diameter of the stock
and scion are about the same
size. It is also a relatively strong
graft, holding the two pieces to-
gether better than when using
some other techniques.
These workshops have been
held a half dozen times over the
past ten years and as a result,
there are now several bearing
Shell apple trees in the area.
Ironically, I don't have one of
my own. All during this time
our yard was too shady for even
one apple tree. This condition
.was resolved by Hurricane Ivan
and I am looking forward to
planting one.
Note: Obviously, this is not
apple growing country. Most
apples require a longer dormant
period than is provided during
our mild winters. The Shell
apple was selected because it
requires less chill, hours than
most others. It produces a me-
dium sized fruit that is crisp and
somewhat tart.
There is just something his-
torical and romantic about -this
apple cultivar. I enjoy think-
ing that several generations ago,
large quantities of apples were
produced in southern Alabama.
There is a much bigger story,
and we shouldn't let the history,
nor the apple die. Thanks to
several local residents who took
the time to learn to graft there
is a greater chance that the Shell
apple will live on in our area.
The historical information
included here was taken from
the book, History of Escambia
County, Alabama by Annie C.
Waters. This is interesting read-
ing for both gardeners and his-
Interested in grafting now?
If so, there are many good plant
propagation references that pro-
vide detailed information about
the whip graft and other meth-
ods. The University of Florida
offers a 50 page booklet de-
scribing methods of propagat-
ing fruit plants which can be
ordered online. Simply type
in http://ifasbooks.ufl.edu on a
good search engine in order to
reach the home page. A blank
space will appear for searching
the site. Type in SP 171 to find
this document. The cost is only
$3.00. Order forms are. also
available at your local Florida
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$1,000 asking $500. Ca

Water heater, 40 gallon, ga
Call 379-3078.

16"Western saddle with m
bridle, $200. Call 762-8510

In. uall Wisconsin Industrial side shaft,7
3-23, 3-3o hp, $75. Call 762-3488. 3-16,3-23

19 1/2 Impact drillkit, 1/2",:with case, bits,
ndition, stones, brand new, never used, 2
3-23,3-30 speed with reverse, $30. Call 762-
3488. 3-16, 3-23
)0 collar
collars, Tools, 8" Craftsman bench grinder,
or 379-, paid $100 asking $60; Bosch
3-23,3-30 jigsaw with orbital action, model
#1587AVSP, asking $115 originally
match- $148 with tax, C-camcorder, $150,
green in used very little, includes carrier bag.
able, all Call 643-3007. 3-16, 3-23
or best
3175 or Guitars, electric bass for $100;
3-23, 3-30 Peavey electric guitar, $150; Ibanez
Barbie acoustic, $100. Call 762-8586.
Barbie 316, 3-23
ch. Call Leather love seat for $25. Call
3-23,330 762-8193. 3-16, 3-23

design Ensure milk for $15 a case. Call
plates, 762-8883. 3-16, 3-23
plates, -
subber$20; Utility trailer, tilts with winch, 7 ft.
rubber long and 43 inches wide, $425. Call
n Color, 762-8883. 3-16,3-23
3-23, 3-30
leaner, Two pecan trees, free but have to
all 762- be removed. Call 762-8883.
3- 3 .- 3-16, 3-23
3-23, 3-30

neyand Antique buffet andmatching desk,
ill 762- made in late 1800's or early 1900's
S7-0 for $900. Call 762-8193. 3-16, 3-23
3-23, 3-30

prices, Antique John Deere corn shelter,
crank, type or electric, $200. Call
323, 3-30 762-8193. 3-16, 3-23

anized, Pressure cooker, seven quart,
all 643- $35; 32 ft. of 2" galvanized steel
3-23, 3-30 pipe with couplings, never been
used, $45. Call 762-8193;
Ver. like 3-16, 3-23
>r both. Rug shampooer for $40. Call 762-
3-23,3-30 8193. 3-16, 3-23

Det, with Camp, stove, gas, two burners,
3526. $30. Call 762-8193. 3-16,3-23
Microwave, battery operated, new,
ition for $20. Call 762-8193. 3-16,3-23
.. Baby play pen, folds upfor$5; blue
$100 or and gray, tug boat sandbox with lid,
323 :, Little Tykes, $30. Call 643-5538.
.... 3-16,3-23
ansion, Dell monitor, 15" for$35. Call 643-
142. 5411 3-16,s3-23
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Electric chair. lift, 12 volt, with
all 379- swing out attachment, fits 2" re-
3-23,3-30 ceiver. Call 643-2535. 3-16, 3-23

d $650, Two prom or pageant dresses,
2. both fully beaded, one pink, size
3-23 3-30 small for $75 and one teal in color,
size extra extra small for $125. Call
d, paid 674-3859 or 447-1350. ,3,16,3-23
II 447-
3-23, 3-30 Changing table, natural wood, $25;
Graco, 6 speed open top swing,
is, $75. $25, both in excellent condition.
3-23, 3-30 Call 643-3881. 3-16, 3-23

watching Kirby sweeper, classic #3, great
. condition. $50. Call 62-3370,.

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Whirlpool washing machine for
$100. Call 643-2431. 3-23,3-30

717-3333 by noon
run FREE for 2 weeks.
1986 Ford Mercury, gray, 4 door,
V6, transmission problem, $100.
Call 827-2810 or 827-2759.
S3-23, 3-30

2001 Chevrolet Impala LS, silver
exterior, spoiler, tinted windows,
power windows, power locks, CD,
OnStar, very well taken care of,
asking $6,500; Kelly Blue Book
is $6,780. Call 224-3907(days) or
379-8379(nights) ask for Kelli.
3-23, 3-30

1997 Dodge Neon, in great condi-
tion, $3,000 or best offer. Call 643-,
2994. 3-23, 3-30

1985 Ford LTD, needs carburetor
work, $400. Call 762-8510..
3-23, 3-30

KX 100 dirtbike, two-stroke,
$1,200. Call 643-3881. 3-16,3-23

Dining room table, 7 ft., no chairs,
$50. Call 762-3463. 3-16, 3-23

Magnetic sign machine, retails
for $3000 will sell for $1,500. Call
674-6142. 3-16, 3-23

Emerson microwave with turn-
table, white, $50. Call 674-5381.
3-16, 3-23
King size pine bed with head and
footboard, complete with mattress
and box spring, $300. Call 674-
5381. 3-16, 3-23

Exercise equipment, home gym
with ab and thigh machine, plus
more. Call 762-3531. 3-16,3-23
Camper top for long wheel base
truck, $125. Call 762-8343.
3-16, 3-23
XL12 movie camera, with tripod,
never used, has sound track, kind
law enforcement uses, asking $800
or best offer. Call 762-8343.

Two twin box springs, new, still in
plastic, $10 each. Call 762-8195.
3-16, 3-23-

2003 Oldsmobile Alero. 47,000
miles, asking payoff. For more
information call 674-6038 after 4
p.m.(CT). 3-23, 3-30

1993 Ford F150, new tires, good
paint, straight six, 5 speed, 163,000
miles, engine needs work, $2,500.
Call 674-8910. 3-23, 3-30

2000 Ford Taurus, runs good,
needs brake work, $3,000. Call
379-8977. 3-23,3-30

1996 F350, 7.3 liter diesel duallie,
$8,500 or best offer. Call 674-8332
or 237-2460. 3-23, 3-30

1995 Camaro Z28for $4,500 or best
offer. Call 674-8332 or 237-2460.

1987 GMC 'Suburban, 4x4, 350
V8 engine, power doors and locks,
power windows, front and rear air,
body in great condition, runs great,
$3,500 or best offer. Call Jamie at
762-4961 after 6 p.m. 3-23, 3-30

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In Bristol
Mobile home lots.

In Blountstown
1-room efficiency,
utilities included.

Phone 643-7740

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
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1995 Mustang, teal with blue pearl
in the paint job, V6, 5 speed with 17"
wheels, AM/FM, CD player, grey
interior, good condition, depend-
able, daily driver, asking $4,000
negotiable. Call 674-2255 or 643-
6942 and leave a message.
3-16 T 3-30

1984 Ford truck, 4x4, needs minor
repair for $400. Call 643-2255 after
6 p.m. or leave a message.
3-16, 3-23

1990 Ford Escort Station Wagon,
fender bender, new tires, good mo-
tor and transmission, can be fixed,
$300. Call 643-2255 after 6 p.m. or
leave a message. 3-16,3-23

Tires and wheels, 32x1150x15
tires mounted on 15x10 wheels, six
lug, $375. Call 379-8648. 3-16, 3-23

1988 Nissan Sentra, white, as is for
$300 or best offer. Call 509-2209 or
643-2878. 3-16,3-23

1984 Subaru Wagon, green, as is
for $300 or best offer. Call 509-2209
or.643-2898. 3-16, 3-23

1994 Mercury Cougar, V8, leather,
all electric, good car, $2,700 or best
offer. Call 762-3607 and leave a
message. 3-16, 3-23

1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, lim-
ited sport utility, 4 door, 4x4, loaded,,
good condition, $5,200. Call 639-
9000. 3-16, 3-23



William's Home
"No Job Too Big or Small"
License & Insured, contractor & roofer
Concrete work Iandscape
pressure cleaning
renovations, seamless
gutter, painting, vinyl 1
& screen enclosure
Call 674-8092 F,

Stump grinding

Reasonable rates'
Free estimates

Chris Nissley
674-8081 or
643-8561 (Cell)




2001 ToyotaTacoma, 4x4, extend-
ed cab, $1,500 stereo, one owner,
66,000 miles, $15,500. Call 643-
3777 or 624-4549. 3-23, 3-30

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.

14 ft. fiberglass boat, semi-V with
swivel seats, trailer with working
lights, both in good condition, $800.
Call 762-3159. 3-23, 3-30

First Saturday of every month
The auction will be heldApril
2 at 7 p.m. Trading Post
will be open 9 a.m. every
Saturday. Free setup for
yardsale every Saturday.
Public is invited.
Col. James W. Copeland
18098 NW.County Rd. 12
Phone: 643-7740
S 2 AB1226 AU0001722 ,

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BR Set, Solid wood: 7 pc.
queen/king hbed, dresser,
mirror, 2 nightstands, chest
avail. New in boxes. sCan
deliver. Retail $5000 sell $1400.
Call 850-222-9879
Bed, KING Size, name brand
mattress, box w/ warranty, New
in plastic $295 can deliver 850-
BED Solid wood cherry sleigh
bed & pillow top mattress set.
All New in box. Retail $1400,
sell $575. 850-222-7783
i-Queen Double Pillow top
mattress set. Name brand,. New
in plastic, factory warranty,
$195. 850-425-8374
Couch & Loveseat: Brand new,
still packaged, wl 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. $3K 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

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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.

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

1982 Glasstream Starline, 14.5 ft.,
fiberglass, needs floor replaced, no
motor, trailer has been repainted,
bearings, hubs, hardware have
been replaced, $500. Call 643-
4349. 3-16, 3-23

1979 Coachman travel trailer, 24
foot, $2,800. Call 674-6242 or 593-
5429. 3-23, 3-30

Winnebago motor home, in good
condition, $3,500. Call 379-3078.
3-23, 3-30

Slide in camper, 8 ft. long, excel-
lent shape, $700. Call 379-3078.
S: ; 3-23, 3-30

Two campers, one walk-in camper
in excellent condition f9r $700; one
camper shell for $40. Call 379-
3078. 3-23, 3-30

2002 doublewide
with 3BR on
approximately 1/2
acre lot at NW 12th in
_Blountstown. $55,900
For more information
call (866)471-2005
IS, .1" .3-9. T.130V

Black lab and chow mix, female, 4
months old. Call 762-8690 for more
information. 3-23, 3-30

Beagle puppy, small breed, lovable,
6 months old, has had puppy shots,
booster and wormed, $150 firm. Call
643-4349. 3-23, 3-30
Appaloosa Gelding, five years old,
green broke, white and rust, very
beautiful color, $900 or best offer.
Call. 762-8774. 3-23,3-30
Calico cat, going to have kittens,
dad is a yellow tom cat, free to a
good home. Call 643-5401.
3-23, 3-30

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, greatwatch dog, 11
months old. Call 643-4801.

1/2 acre Mobile
Home lot located in
Neal Subdivision
in Bristol
(850) 379-8725

Bonded &

Reasonable rates!
*Free estimates.

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

Cocker Spaniel puppy, just
weaned and a AKC 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

Wanted: aluminum Jon boat and
trailer, 10 ft., or 12 ft. Call 762-
8883. : 3-23, 3-30

Wanted: small dog, will pay up to
$100. Call 379-3068. 3-23,3-30

Wanted: to rent a clean 1 or 2
bedroom mobile home or house in
Bristol or Blountstown for elderly
person on a fixed income. Call 643-
2686 and leave a message.
3-23, 3-30

Wanted: transmission for 1989 Ford
Van. Call 674-6142. 3-16,3-23

Wanted: male, Pekingese puppy,
for free. Call 762-8193. 3-16, 3-23

Wanted: large or small tracts of land
in Liberty County. Call 445-0828.
Wanted: house for sale with at least
six acres, less than $195,000. Call
445-0828. 3-16, 3-23

Wanted: Horse trailerthat holds two
horses, bumper pull, doesn't matter
if it needs work. Call 643-3048.

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

Lost: black tom cat, has been neu-
tered, cannot see verywell, answers
to Blackie, has no bottom lip. Call
674-8566. 3-23, 3-30
Found: two large dogs in Bristol.
Call 643-5957. 3-23, 3-30

Doublewide on one acre, new car-
pet, vinyl, sinks, counter tops, etc.,
buyer chooses new appliances,
$49,000. Call 570-4212.
3-23, 3-30

Remodeled house, 2BR/1BA,
large laundry room, covered front
and backporch, central heatand air,
located in Bristol. Call 643-5235.
3-23, 3-30

1984 mobile home, 14x70, 2BR/
1 BA, in good condition, $4,200. Call
643-5993. 3-23,3-30

1971 or 1972 mobile home, single
wide, 2BR/1 Ba, free for the haul-
ing, you will need axles. Call 762-
3463. 3-16,3-23

14x70 mobile home, needs work,
free but must move. Call 379-
9398. 3-16, 3-23

Yard Sale, Saturday, March 26 from
8 a.m. until at 15193 Lake Mystic
Church Road in Bristol; includes
clothes, junior's clothes, women's
clothes, shoes, knickknacks.
3-23, 3-30

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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
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BHS student takes part in Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative trip to Tallahassee

Gulf Coast Electric Cooper-
ative recently sponsored a trip
to Tallahassee for local high
school juniors. The trip: was
part of the Washington, D. C.
Youth Tour Program that rural
electric cooperatives across the
nation participate in.
Each year, the Cooperative
sponsors the program for elev-
enth-graders whose parents
or guardians are members of
GCEC. Participants are in-
terviewed by a panel of three
judges from the electric coop-
erative industry, and two, win-
ners are chosen to travel on an
all-expenses-paid trip to Wash-
ington, D. C. in June, where
they join other eleventh-grade
students from all over the Unit-
ed States to tour our nation's
capital. However, every stu-
dent nominated by a local civic
organization or high school to
participate in the program is
* invited to travel on an all-ex-
penses-paid trip to Tallahassee,
where they join approximately
100 other high school juniors
representing electric coopera-
tives all over Florida.
Students representing the
Cooperative in Tallahassee in-
cluded: Justin Barnes, nomi-
nated by Wewahitchka High
School: Trey Goodwin, nomi-
nated by the Wewahitchka Vol-
unteer Fire Department: Court-
ney McMillion, nominated by
the Wewahitchka Ambulance
Service; Nicho lMyers, nora-
inated by Blountsto\ n Highl
School; Ashley Notz, nomi-
nated by Mosley High School;
Hali Price, nominated by the
Weiappo Creek Volunteer Fire
PDeartment: and Jennifer Wis-
_glesworth, nominated by the
Wewahitchka Womanfs Club.
Price -and Wigglesworth
won the Youth Tour competi-
tion, held in February, and will
represent the Cooperative dur-_
ing the Washington tour.
While in Tallahassee. -the.
students participated in a mock
session of Congress. led by.
Steve Uram of the National
RuralElectric Cooperative As-
sociation, and toured the old
capitol building, as well as the
former House of Representa-
tive and Senate chambers. The
students also visited the Chal-
Slenger Learning. Center. where
the\ watched the Imax movie
Everest, .as well as a presenta-
tion in the 'center's planetari-
"The Youth Tour program
isa great opporrunit, for us to .
re\\ard local students for be-
ing outstanding leaders in their
communities," GCEC Manager
Sof Marketing and Member Ser-
vices Michael White said.
The Washington. D. C. Youth
Tour Program has been in.exis-
Stence since 1957 when co-ops
sent students to Washington,'

DI. C. to work during the sum-
mer. By 1964, the program
was catching on, and the Na-
tional Rural Electric Coopera-
tive Association began to coor-
dinate the efforts of the co-ops.
Since then, thousands of young
people have experienced this
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
to visit our nation's capital and
learn about our government.
Gulf Coast Electric Cooper-
ative is part of the Touchstone
Energy national alliance of
local, consumer-owned electric
cooperatives providing high
standards of service to custom-
ers large and small. GCEC
serves approximately 19,200
consumers in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and in
the municipalities of Wewahi-
tchka, Ebro, White City, Foun-
tain and Southport.

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative recently sponsored a trip to Tallahassee for the participants
of their Washington, D, C. Youth Tour Program., Pictured, from left, are GCEC Executive
Secretary Pat Stripling, Ashley Notz, Nicholas Myers, Jennifer Wigglesworth, Trey Goodwin,
Hali Price, Justin Barnes, Courtney McMillion and. GCEC Manager of Marketing and Member
. Services Michael White.

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Arts Council hosts luncheon for

Chipola Regional Arts Association


The Liberty County Arts
Council hosted a luncheon for
the Chipola Regional Arts As-
sociation for their monthly
business meeting March 15 at
Veterans Memorial Civic Cen-
ter in Bristol,
The meeting was presided
over by President Jerry Kandzer
of Marianna.
After lunch, the 26 members
of CRAA in attendance were
given a tour of the Civic Cen-
ter and treated to a train ride
through the Park by Veterans
Memorial Railroad.
The Chipola Regional Arts
Association was started in 1989
and serves Calhoun, Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty and Washing-
ton Counties. It is part of the
Chipola Foundation and works
closely with the Chipola Fine

and Performing Arts Depart-
ment. The objectives of the
CRAA are to develop the ap-
preciation and enjoyment of all
cultural arts by bringing enrich-
ing events to the community
and promoting activities relat-
ing to the arts.
CRAA provides arts schol-
arships to Chipola College and
mini-grants to schools in the
five-county area. CRAA sup-
ports the Chipola College Art-
ists Series and coordinates the
"Meet the Artist" receptions
that follow those performanc-
es.. CRAA provides 'produc-
tions for children's programing,
provides related programs for
general -meetings and supports
the Friends of the Arts Endow-

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Phone 674-5449 or 643-5410
Serving our local families for over 24 years.
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ALTHA- Bernice Louise Barfield, 84, passed'
away Saturday, March 19, 2005 at her residence.
She enjoyed gardening, fishing and cooking. She
was a devoted mother and was known for being
able to make anything grow. She was a friend to
many, and was always doing things for others.
She was predeceased by her loving husband
of 64 years, Bill Barfield and two daughters, Ava
Hall and Carrie Bridges.
Survivors include three devoted daughters,
Karen Hansford and her husband, Ricky of Altha,
Betty Baxter and her husband, Jimmy of Sneads;
Peggy Langston and her husband, J.R. of Talla-
hassee; one son, John Barfield and his wife, Patsy
of Panama City; three brothers, Darwin Kimbrel
of Wewahitchka, Robert Kimbrel and Calvin
Kimbrel, both of Orlando; three sisters, Agnes
Green of Bristol, Gladys Pitts of Grand Ridge and
Martha Griffin of Grand Ridge; 17 grandchildren;
33 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grand-
son; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Tuesday, March 22, 2005
at Sunny Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church near
Altha with Rev. Chris Goodman officiating. Inter-
ment followed in the church cemetery.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha was in charge of
the arrangements.

Rudd, 72, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2005.
She was a longtime resident of Providence Com-
munity and a member of Bristol Church of God,
with a great love for her children.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wilford
Survivors include three sons, Ronald Rudd and
his wife, Susan of Providence, Wayne Rudd and
his wife, Kim of Bristol and John Rudd of Atlanta;
one daughter, Joyce Rudd of Providence; three
sisters, Duane Mangrum, Joyce Feyerbend and
Lillian Martin; five grandchildren, Jason Rudd,
Garrett York, Kelly Sharpton, Clint Hopper and
Chris Hopper; five great-grandchildren, Hunter,
Will, Haley, Harley and Ethan.
Services were held Tuesday, March 22, 2005
at Bristol Church of God. Interment followed
in'Providence Cemetery in Providence Com-
Independent Funeral Home in Quincy was in
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Baker, 19, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2005
in Marianna. She was a native of Gadsden County
and a member of COC Written in Heaven.
Survivors include her mother, Dorren Jackson
of Quincy, her father, LaVon Baker of Sneads; one
daughter, A'shanti Brunson of Chattahoochee; one
sister, Shemeka Marlowe of Chattahoochee; four
brothers, Cameron Marlowe and Ja'Rod Bryant,
both of Quincy, Maurice Fleming of Lake City and
Darren Jackson of Marianna.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 24 at Bradwell
Services will be held Friday, March 25, 2005 at
12 p.m. (CT) from Sneads High School auditorium
in Sneads. Interment will follow in Falcon Lane
Cemetery in Sneads.
Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy is in charge of
the arrangements.

Williams, 3, passed away Thursday, March 17,
2005 in Marianna. He was a native of Gadsden
Survivors include his father, Wesley Williams
of Sneads; two sisters, A'shanti Brunson of Chat-
tahoochee and Jasmine Williams of Sneads; two
brothers, Jonathan Williams and Jayden Williams,
both of Sneads.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 24 at Bradwell
Services will be held Friday, March 25, 2005 at
12 p.m.(CT) from Sneads High School auditorium
in Sneads. Interment will follow in Falcon Lane
Cemetery in Sneads.
Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy is in charge of
the arrangements.

CHATTAHOOCHEE Amarion Deantae Wil-
liams, 1, passed away Friday, March 17, 2005 in
Marianna. He was a native of Gadsden County.
Survivors include his father, Wesley Williams
of Sneads; two sisters, Jasmine Di Asia Williams
of Sneads and A'shanti Brunson of Chattahoochee;
two brothers, Jonathon Williams and Jayden Wil-
liams, both of Sneads.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8
p.m., Thursday, March 24 at Bradwell Mortuary.
Services will be held Friday, March 25, 2005 at
12 p.m.(CT) from Sneads High School auditorium.
Interment will follow in Falcon Lane Cemetery in
Sneads. Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy is in charge
of the ar angements.

CHATTAHOOCHEE Aaron Arian Baker,
3 weeks old, passed away Thursday, March 17,
2005 in Marianna. He was a native of Gadsden
County and was a member of Church of Christ
Written in Heaven.
Survivors include his: grandmother, Dorren
Jackson of Quincy; grandfather, LaVon Baker of
Sneads; one sister, A'shanti Brunson of Chatta-
hoochee; great-grandmother, Verna Mae Baker of
Sneads; step-great-grandmother, Louise D. Goulds
of Chattahoochee; one aunt, Shemeka D. Marlowe,
of Chattahoochee; four uncles, Cameron B. Mar-
lowe of Chattahoochee, Maurice Fleming of Lake
City, Ja'Rod Bryant of Quincy and Darren Jackson
of Marianna; two great-aunts, Shilletha Parker and
Diane. Goulds, both of Gordan, AL.
The family will receive- friends' on Thursday,
March 24 from'5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bradwell Mor-
Services will be held Friday, March 25, 2005 at
12 p.m.(CT) from Sneads High School auditorium.
Interment will follow in Falcon Lane Cemetery
in Sneads.
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