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Ex-bank employees testify they were told Hiers 'was going to prison';
Alabama-owned group claims loan irregularities in Bristol office
One injured when JED HIERS VS. THE BANK
hits tree in ditch
A Leon County
take n by
Hospital with c n.-..
minor injuries -,- c -fo
after a single vehicle accident just east of
Hosford Saturday afternoon. FHP Trooper
Jason King said Corey Burns. 33, was traveling
in a hard rain on State Road 20 when he hit
a patch of standing water, hydroplaned and
lost control of his 2004 Dodge four-door. The
car went onto the north shoulder of the road.
Burns overcorrected and the car began rotating
counterclockwise across the road into the
south shoulder, where it went into the ditch
and hit a tree. Burns' wife was taken to the
hospital after complaining of back and neck
pains. Her husband was cited for careless
driving. Damages to the car were estimated
at $6;000. King said the car was going too fast
for the weather conditions. "They had slowed
down from the posted speed, but as I've tried
to warn people before, the posted speed is
for when weather is at optimal conditions," the
trooper said. BETH EUBANKS PHOTOS
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Ex-bank president JedHiers
and his former employer are "
going head-to-head in court this
month in a trial expected to last
more than two weeks.
Hiers claims he was fired
without cause, denied compen-
sation and benefits promised
in his employment contract
and was prevented from tak-
ing three viable job offers to ng last weeks
head up other banks in the testimony.
He is asking for $900,000 in. "'E'1- ..:
compensation, based on three e'4'am M% s
years of salary and-benefits, as \\ell as $6 million for
The Bank, an Alabama-based group that purchased
the three branches of C&L Bank in Bristol, Blountstown
and Altha in 1999, has a counterclaim that Hiers cost the
bank $33 million in losses by making bad loans.
Hiers committed fraud, was in breach of his contract
and in breach of his iduciarN duties, attorney Ste\en
Caner told a six-member Liberry County jury in his
opening statement last Wednesday.
According to Carter, Hiers:
-knowingly approved loans without providing re-
quired "linking" information to establish the relation-
ships between loans, allowing for the creation of new
companies to secure funds to keep other loan payments
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A spark from a piece of equipment in the paper grinding building at Timber Energy Resources blazed
into a fire that burned conveyer belts and other equipment, along with sections of the building itself
Monday night. Hosford Fire Chief Sammy Hanna said the fire started around 11 p.m. and volunteers
from Hosford, Sumatra, Bristol and a Gadsden County fire unit from County Road 267 responded to
keep the blaze from spreading to other parts of the plant. "We were fortunate that we got it out pretty
quick," Hanna said. "It was contained to one building and the outside of that building."
JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
-made an improper loan to
a company in which he was
-falsified a financial state-
i ment for a loan by copying the
e \act figures from an earlier
loan for a different customer.
TWO MEN WITH
Since Hiers was named
president of the former C&L
Bank in 1985, "This was a very
profitable and high perform-
ing bank," said his attorney,
gr Michael F. Coppins. Despite
the fact that handling loans for loggers and farmers is
a delicate undertaking, C&L was "safe, sound and a
positive community bank under the leadership of Jed
Sometime after The Bank bought out C&L in 1999,
things changed, according to Coppins. "Promises were
made that nothing would really change in terms of be-
ing a local bank," he said. 'That promise was quickly
Instead of a board of local people overseeing the
bank, control of the day-to-day operations became
more centralized and everything had to go through the
Alabama office. "This bank being micro-managed from
Birmingham didn't work," Coppins said. Between June
See JED HIRES VS. THE BANK continued on page 13
Sheriff's Dept. offers
names, photos of sex
offenders living here
The presence of registered sex offenders in the com-
munity is a major concern for parents in light of recent
tragedies involving children in Florida.
The deaths of two Florida girls, nine-year-old Jessica
Lunsford and Sarah Lunde, 13, has families worried
about, how to protect their children.
Just a couple of weeks ago, there were five men in the
Liberty County Jail who had been charges with sexual
offenses, according to Major Donnie Conyers of the
Liberty County Sheriff's Department.
Liberty County currently has 17 people registered
with the state as sex offenders, including one who is
identified as a sexual predator.
While the list of offenders is readily available otn-
line at http://www.3.fdle.state.fl.us/sexualpredators,
not everyone has Internet access. The Liberty County
Sheriff's Office is offering copies of the printouts with
names and photos for those who want to know who the
community's sex offenders are and where they live.
A woman who recently moved to the area with her
three daughters was one of the first to pick up a copy of
the list, Conyers said.
"Anyone can come to the dispatch office in the jail
anytime and get a copy," Conyers said. "We try and
update it each month so that we have a current list."
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Two charged in cocaine buy at park
Two people who had gone to
wait for a friend at her home were
surprised to realize that someone,
else was already there and going
through her things, according to
a report from the Blountstown
Jackie Dale Kelly and her boy-
friend were waiting in the living
room at the home of Cathy Lee
Summerlin last Wednesday eve-
ning when Kelly heard a noise.
to tear up bar
and kill a man
A Bristol man was arrested for
disorderly intoxication after he
started running off customers at
the Slip and Slide Bar on County
Road 12 South Saturday night.
According to the report from
the Liberty County Sheriff's De-
partment, Charles Duane Jacobs,
36, was intoxicated and trying to
pick fights with everyone.
When Jacobs was asked to
leave, "he became irate and tried
.to fight the bartender," according
to the report.
Jacobs was held down on a.
pool table until he could calm
down but when he was released,
he became rowdy again, threat-
ened to tear the bar apart and said
he was going to kill someone.
Deputies transported him to
the Liberty County Jail.
versation was taped between the
informant and William Ernest
Garrett, 29, in which they set up
The informant met Seaman
at the park around 10:30 p.m. as
officers waited nearby. Depu-
ties watched as Seaman turned
off State Road 20 onto Silas
Green Road, where she pulled
up next to the informant's ve-
hicle. The informant got into
Seaman's car and exchanged the
When she went. to check, she
discovered a male in her friend's
bedroom, rummaging through-
The man, identified as William
Earl Battle, told Kelly he had
permission to be there.
Uncomfortable with the situ-
ation, Kely asked Battle to wait.
in the living room with her and
He did and when Summerlin
arrived, she became upset and
told Battle to leave.
As Summerlin headed toward
her bedroom, Battle followed her
and the two began arguing.
Kelly went to help her friend
and told Battle to leave. He
pushed Kelly aside and walked
out of the house.
When Kelly later left the fesi-
dence, she found that several
items had been taken from her
vehicle and contacted the police
A phone tip from a concerned
citizen gave a description of the
suspect and led officers to the site
where Kelly's wallet had been
Battle was apprehended by an
officer near the area the wallet
had been dropped.
Battle was charged with bur-
glary of an occupied dwelling
and burglary of an unoccupied
Coley collects 609 petitions
to qualify for State House
Marti Coley, Republican candidate for State Representative Dis-
trict 7, announced that she has surpassed the 238 petition threshold
to qualify for office. Coley and her volunteers have gathered 609
validated petitions across the nine county district that stretches
through the Panhandle. Governor Bush set qualifying for this Friday,
May 6th. A candidate needs to collect 238 valid petitions to qualify
without paying a $1700 fee. The deadline to submit petitions was
Friday, May 29th.
"I am truly grateful to family members, friends and supporters who
worked so hard to place my name on the ballot," Coley said.
Coley, who is seeking the House seat that her husband David held,
appears to be the only candidate that will qualify by petition method.
Marti Coley is also the only Republican to file for the district. Marti
Coley has said she will stress economic development, education and
advocacy for state employees in her seven-week race to represent the
House district that extends from southern Leon'County to Okaloosa
"Speaker Bense asked me to consider running for David's seat to
complete not only his term, but his work and his dream," said Coley,
a college-preparatory English teacher at Chipola College.
Governor Bush has set a Primary Election for May 24th and a June
14th General Electipn.
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A drug buy arranged at Sam
Atkins Park Saturday night
resulted in two arrests for the
Calhoun County Sheriff's De-
A confidential informant was
used to make a controlled buy
of cocaine hydrochloride from
24-year-old Joanna Lorraine
According to a report from
the sheriff's department, a con-
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Man found in Blountstown
home charged with burglary
Junior Miss Altha
* Kayla Yon,
Thank you for letting us be
a part of your special day!
Congratulations from Beth, Angie,
Jolene, Barbara, Matt and Winter
money for two grams of cocaine
When the informant drove
away, the cocaine was turned
over to a deputy. As Seaman
drove toward the park gate to
leave, she was met by several
patrol vehicles with their emer-
gency lights activated.
She was placed under arrest
and $600 including the $200
used in the drug deal was
found in her left front pants
After her arrest, Seaman told
an officer this was the last sale
she was going to make and she
was getting rid of all the cocaine
she had. The arrest report noted,
"She said she had been selling
all of the cocaine that she had
throughout the evening so that
she wouldn't have to sell any-
more" and that's why she had
so much cash with her.
Deputies caught up with Gar-
rett and after telling him about
the tape, he admitted to -setting
up the deal.
Seaman was charged with
sale of cocaine within 200 feet
of a public park. Garrett was
charged with being a principle
in the first degree to sale of
cocaine % within 1.000 feet of a
April 25: Diane Kay Pamell, uttering, forgery; Edward Bethel, driving
while license suspended or revoked, habitual failure to obey lawful com-
mand, obstruction by a disguised person;Jonathan E. Brown, no motorcycle
endorsement; Laurie Ann Jones, DUI with property damage, leaving scene,
providing false statement.
April 26: Tommy Woods, possession of more than 20 grams, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, resisting without violence, driving while license
suspended or revoked, VOP (Calhoun), holding for Bay & Liberty (VOP).
April 27: Fannette M. Brown, battery; April Bailey, battery; William E.
Battle, burglary of occupied structure, burglary of conveyance, aggravated
battery; Roger D. McClellan, VOP. .
April28: Micki Bramblette, DUl, Peggy McClellan, holding for Seminole
Co.; Robert White, sentenced from court.
April 29: Angela Hall, holding for Bay Co.; David Hall, holding for Bay
April 30: Curtis L. Hill, FTA; Manuel R. Guerrero, DUI, no driver's license;
Herbert Robinson Jr., domestic battery.
May 1: Daniel Cody Gwynn, driving while license suspended or revoked
with knowledge; Edgar Marines, no valid driver's license.
April 25: Jacob Knight, trespassing on property.
April 26: Laurie Ann Jones, holding for Calhoun Co.
April 28: Micki Bramblette, holding for Calhoun Co.
April 29: Jeremy S. Proctor, warrant, VOP (state); James Broxton,
driving while license suspended .or revoked.
April 30: TrampLis Johnson, VOP (county); Charles Duan Jacobs,
We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty
Blountstown Police Dept.
April 25, through May 1, 2005
Citations issued: '
Accidents...............02 Traffic Citations...................08
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......59
Business alarms....03 Residential alarms...........00
MAY 4, 2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
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New Copper Wind Chimes
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Fishing tournament winners shown above include Violet Deese, Bobby Williams, Henry Hamlin,
Wade Earnest, Verna Mae Kever and Cynthia Sumner. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
Total of 1,000 Ibs. of flatheads
caught in fishing tournament
The Fourth Annual Liberty County Senior Citizens Flathead Tournament hauled in 1,000
pounds of fish and raised $6,500 to fund programs and services for the community's older
A total of 153 fishermen and women took to the waters of the Apalachicola River in search
of the big one and returned with some flatheads. The winning fish caught by Violet Deese
weighed in at 28.15 lbs.
Steve Hofheinz of Bristol went home $1,000 richer after winning a drawing in which he
was offered his choice of a rifle and scope or cash. He took the cash.
Troy Champion, Jr. of Blountstown pocketed $166 after winning the Split the Pot draw-
Fourth Annual Liberty Sr. Citizens FLATHEAD TOURNAMENT RESULTS
First Place ($1,400): Violet Deese, Telogia.:.......-....................28.15 lbs.
Second Place ($700): Bobby Williams, Hosford........................23.65 lbs.
Third Place ($500): Henry Hamlin, Wilma................... 23.30 lbs.
Fourth Place ($300): Henry Hamlin, Wilma...........................23.25 lbs.
Fifth Place ($200): Wade Earnest, Telogia..............................2. .60 lbs.
Biggest non-flathead catfish ($100) Cynthia Sumner, Bristol....18.20 lbs.
Most flathead lbs. per person ($100) Wade Earnest, Telogia.....64.62 lbs.
Oldest Person to enter the tournament ($150) Verna Mae Kever, Telogia
Deer-dog hunting program
set for Blountstown May 16
from the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) will hold six public meet-
ings in May around the state to
explain the proposed statewide
expansion of the deer-dog hunt-
ing registration program.
The only meeting in North-
west Florida will be May 16
in Blountstown at the Calhoun
County Courthouse Annex from
7-9 p.m. (CT).
The series of meetings are in
response to a decision by FWC
commissioners during the April
commission meeting in Tal-
lahassee where they voted to
move forward with the state-
\ ide expjnsion of the registra-
non program. Last season the
no-cost registration program
\\as in effect for all deer dog
running groups on pl ivate lands
in northwest Florida The state-
Side e\p"ansion in\ olves no sig-
nificant rule changes. said Stan
Kirkland, the FWC's regional
spokesman in Panama City,
'"Just about everyone who
. -,ook.cd .at .hc-piot r.eara ini
' "*'rth.fh eltTfi Q^ 'LJI '3"e-y harhs
commented how effective it was
in addressing conflicts between
landowners and dog hunters,"
He said 70 individual prop-
erties representing 57 deer-dog
hunt clubs participated in the
Northwest Region pilot pro-
gram. These properties ranged
in size from 40 to 31,000 acres
and were located in 14 of the
16 counties within the region.
There were no registered deer-
dog hunting clubs in Escambia
or Franklin counties.
During the past hunting sea-
son in the Northwest Region,
there were 87 deer-dog hunting
complaints, down 36 percent
from 137 complaints during the
2003-04 hunting season. Only
five of these 87 complaints were
associated with registered deer-
dog hunting clubs. In contrast, a
review of the complaint data for
the North Central and Northeast
regions reflected an increase in
The FWC is sending a mail-
out to dog-hunting clubs ex-
plaining the expansion of the
-progr-am. A-final report-thate in-
cludes any comments received
at the upcoming meetings will
be on the agenda for consider-
ation at the FWC's June 15-17
meeting in Daytona Beach.
Five public meetings will be
held outside the Northwest Re-
gion. They are:
*Sebring, May 9, 7-9 p.m.
.EDT, Sebring Civic Center,
4509 W. George Blvd.;
*Chiefland, May 10, 6:30
- 8:30 p.m. EDT, Tommy Usher
Center, 506 SW 4th Avenue;
*Lake City, May 12, 6:30
8:30 p.m. EDT, Columbia
County School Board Audito-
rium, 372 W. Duval Street;
*Brooksville, May 17, 7
9 p.m. EDT, Southwest Flor-
ida Water Management District
Headquarters Auditorium, 2379
*Ocala, May 19, 7 9 p.m.
EDT, Marion County Agricul-
ture Extension Service Audi-
torium, 2232 NE Jacksonville
More information about the
proposed .statewide deer-dog
abl_ eiw :iIt ion M pograrL i .; il ,......
able at My'FWC.comi)'hun'tihg.
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 4, 2005
forum set May 11
Liberty and Calhoun community health,
homeless, and social service providers
please plan to attend the forum "Com-
munity Access Partnership Network" on
Wednesday, May 11 at the following plac-
es and times:
*Liberty County Courthouse, Court-
room at 9 a.m. (ET), 10818 NW SR 20 in
*Calhoun County Courthouse, Room
130 at 10 a.m. (CT), 20859 Central Ave. E
The topics include enhanced public as-
sistance services (cash, food stamps and
Medicaid) through technology to include
new application capability via the Internet,
streamlined eligibility processes and an
emphasis on community partnerships.
For more information, call Cyndy Hath-
cock at 627-7666, Department of Children
The Adventures of
from the Calhoun Co. Sr. Citizens Association.
. Swamp Gravy in Colquitt, GA will
present the "Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn." The association has planned.a trip
to see this show on Thursday, June 16.
The motorcoaclh will lea% e from the Se-
nior Center at 9 a.m. (CT) and return by 8
p.m. Cost of the trip is $40. This includes
the show, dinner at the Tarrer Inn and mo-
torcoach to and from-Colquitt.
-If you would like to go, call Marilyn
,or Diane at 674-4163 or 674-8883. Full
payment is due by May 15., We do accept
Visa and Mastercard.
Come join the crowd, don't wait, this
will sell out fast!
Quilt Show set
from the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, a
nonprofit organization dedicated to the
preservation of rural life in -he Florida Pan-
handle, will hold its annual Quilt Show on
Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To enter a quilt contact Dona Dunn at
email@example.com or call 674-841 .5
The event will take place in the Frink
- gym on the settlement grounds.
The settlement is located in Sam Atkins
Park, off Hwy. 20 (Silas Green Road), 1.2
miles west of Blountstown. For maps and
directions go to the Web site, www.panhan-
dlepioneersettlement.org or call 674-2777.
Calhoun Co. 8th grade
school dance planned
Eighth graders at Blountstown Middle
School, Carr School, and Altha School
are reminded that the Eighth Grade
.Dance is set for S iturda.y. May 7, from 7
to 10 p.m. at the W.T. Neal Civic Center
Each eighth grader may bring a guest.
Tickets are $10 per person and can be paid
at the door (refreshments are included).
Photo packages will also be available.
During the dance, a prom prince and
princess from each school will be cho-
sen, along with an overall prom king and
queen from all those in attendance. Vot-
ing will take place early in the evening.
Rotary Club meets at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, noon Today'
Boy Scout Troop 200 & 203 -,
meets at 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church Eldora Coxwell
AA meets 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. west door
National Day of Prayer
meet at the Liberty County Courthouse, noon
Chipola Graduation Milton Johnson Health Center, 7 p.m.
W. R.Tolar PTO Spring
Fling at the school,
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Drama at Altha School
in the gym, 7 p.rm.
(May 5 & 6)
Altha Area Recreation Committee meets at 6 p.m. at Altha City Hall
Magnolia VFD meets at 6 pm. at the Fire House
Red Oak VFD meets 6:30 p.m. at the Fire House
Nettle Ridge FD meets at 7 p.m. at the Fire House
Liberty County Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the courtroom
AA meets 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun-County Courthouse
(May 6 & 7)
Stitches in Time: Past & Present Quilt Show
Frink Gym' at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement,
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dance at the American Legion Hall in Blountstown,
from 8 p.m. midnight
AA meets 7:30 p.m., Hosford School cafeteria
Blouhtstown Lions Club meets 6 p.m. at the Apalachee Restaurant
Bristol City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall
Citizens Advisory Council for Big Bend Hospice,
meets at the Apalachee Restaurant, 11:30 a.m.
Altha Boy Scouts meet tonight at. 530 p.m. at the Altha VFD
Bulldog Club meets 7 p.m. at the LCHS field house
Keep Calhoun Co. Beautiful Inc. meets in the board
room of the Calhoun Co. Extension office, 8 a.m.
Calhoun Co. School Board meets 5 p.m. at Calhoun Courthouse
Altha Town Council, 6 p.m. at City Hall
Blountstown City Council meets at 6 p.m.
Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S. meets 7 p.m. at Dixie Lodge
Bristol Lions Club meets 7 p.m. at the Apalachee Restaurant
Liberty County School Board meets 7:30 p.m., at the
Liberty Education and Administrative Center in the library
Bristol VFD meets 7:30 p.m. at Bristol City Hall
'Christmas on the
The scheduled planning meeting
for Liberty County's Christmas on the
Square and the 'Lights of Liberty' parade
has been moved from Thursday May 5, to
Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at.the Bristol
Assembly of God on Spring Branch
We invite all that would like to be in-
volved to participate. The Chairman of
this year's event is Myrna Carnley. She
may be reached at 643-2247 or 643-
Liberty Co. Children's
Coalition to meet
The monthly meeting of the Liberty
County Children's Coaltion will take
place on Wednesday, May 11, 11 a.m. at
the Liberty County Emergenicy Manage-
ment Building. All who have an interest
in improving the services a\ ailable to our
county's families are invited, to attend.
For more information, please, contact
Peggy Deason-Howland at 643-2415, ext
ARCITO meets May 9
Ir.:,'m ie 4paIacri:..a Ri ci Creek
Indi3,r Tnro,/ Organization
The .palacliicola Ri\er Creek Indian
Tribal Organization (ARCITO, will hold
.our monthly-board meeting on May 9 at
7 p.m. at the lodge on Hwy. 12 South in
Bristol. All members are invited to attend
The lodge is half mile from the
Apalachee Pole Mill. For more informi-
tion, call Eunice Scocins at 643- 2c.5I.
That's how many copies of
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for
your community announcements
and great response for our
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The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
PO. Box 536
Bristol, FL 32321
Johnny Eubanks, Publisher
Teresa Eubanks, Editor
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Potting Soil Shade Trees Fruit Trees
Flowering Trees Bedding Plants
* Knock Out Roses Knock Out Rose trees
in assorted colors
Trees & Shrubs
Central Ave. across from Taco Bell in Blountstown.
1 Mother's Day (May 8)
ALL YOU CAN EAT
Seafo, od Buffet
ALL DAY from
11 a.m. 10 p.m.
'Fresh All you can eat
carnation buffet includes
ear c snow crab legs,
mother! per shrimp, fried
G shrimp, mussels,
K IN salmon, catfish,
I BIN fried scallops
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Panhandle author Beverly Mount-
Douds to be at Calhoun Library
from the Calhoun Co. Public Library
The Blountstown Public Li-
brary cordially invites the public
to meet author Beverly Mount-
Douds May 7. Ms. Doud will
be at the library from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. You may purchase auto-
graphed copies of her most re-
cently published book, "Light-
She preserves in print, the
The Hosford-Telogia com-
munities plan a big celebration
May 21 to say "thank you" to all
those who have made their new
Emergency Services Building a
reality. And you are invited.
The celebration will include
dedication ceremonies for the
new building and open house
activities, including music and
singing by renowned hometown
group, Fortress, and others.
Congressman Allen. Boyd
will be the featured speaker.
Program will start at 11 a.m.
and lunch will be served to all in
attendance at no charge during
the noon hour.
The modem, new facil-
ity, which sits in the middle
of "downtown" Hosford, will
house Hosford-Telogia Volun-
teer Fire Department trucks and
equipment as well as at least one
EMS unit, and pro% ide meeting
space and a gathering place for
The project, as you will hear
at the celebration, is a great ex-
ample of co-operation between
community and local, state and
federal government namely
the Hosford-Telogia Volunteer
Fire Dept., Liberty Co. Com-
mission, Liberty Correctional
Institute, State DOC, U.S. Con-
gress, and U.S. Department of
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era of lighthouses, when sea-
men depended on lighthouses
and the rugged men and women
who stoked the lights to guide
them home. "Lighthouse Keep-
ers" features three lighthouses
that dominated Florida's forgot-
ten coast: The Cape San Blas
Lighthouse, the lighthouse at
St. George Island, and the light-
house on St. Joseph's Point
(Beacon Hill). Miss Beverly is-
an avid genealogist and historian
with many ancestral links to the
Gulf and surrounding counties,
including Calhoun. She called
on this research and her natural
interest in people to present a
straightforward historical diary
of these lighthouses. She pro-
vides personal glimpses into the
lives of the men and their fami-
lies who called them home or
daughter of Betty Jean Pitts
Mount and the late J.W. Mount
of Lynn Haven, was born and
raised in Bay County. She is
also the granddaughter of the
late Lee and Frances Ayers Pitts.
She is the founder and president
of the Gulf County Genealogi-
cal Society. Under Beverly's
leadership, with her drive and
love of all things genealogical
and historical, the GCGS has
flourished. On Nov. 10, 2000
the society was nominated by
Jean Heathcock and received
an achievement award from the
Florida State Genealogical So-
ciety. She is also a member of
the St. Joseph Historical Society
and Friends of the Library. -Bev-
erly currently lives in Port St.
Joe. This past November, 2004
she was nominated by Deanna
Ramsey and was honored by the
Florida State Genealogical Soci-
ety for more than five years of
labors on local legacies, earning
her the Genealogical Outstand-
ing Achievement Award.
You will not want to miss
meeting this dynamic woman.
She will inspire you with a new
understanding of our history and
men and women who lived it.
Refreshments will be served.
Covenant Hospice offering free
Community Education Workshop
from Covenant Hospice
2 / 3 of people with diabetes die
of heart disease or a stroke. For
people with diabetes, and their
loved ones. diabetes is a chronic
illness that requires dedication
and support in order to live a life
The public is invited to a
"lunch and learn" workshop on
Diabetes An Overview to be
held Thursday, May 12 from
noon-to 1 p.m. in the Communi-
ty Education Conference Room
at Covenant Hospice, located
at 1545 Raymond Diehl Road
in Suite 102, 'on the corner of
Thomasville Road and 1-10. En-
joy a light healthy lunch while e
we learn about diabetes.
To register for the Diabetes
workshop, call Covenant Hos-
pice at (850) 575-4998 or you
can register by email at: sharon.
Seating is limited and pre-regis-
tration is required.
Liberty Music and Drama
The Liberty County Arts
Council is proud to announce
that the Liberty Music and Dra-
ma Troupe will make its debut
on May 14 with "An Evening at
The Liberty County youth
will perform the following: "His-
tory of Music", "Peter and the
Wolf', "Jolly Roger and the Pi-
The show will be held at the
Veterans Memorial Civic/Cul-
tural Center at 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Admission will be $1 per person.
Refreshments will be served by
the Liberty Women's Club during
Make your plans to attend and
enjoy an evening at the theatre.
Should you need further details,
contactBonita Deck at 643-9808.
The event is sponsored by
the Liberty County Arts Coun-
cil, Florida Department of State,
Division of Cultural Affairs, the
Florida Arts Council and the Na-
tional Endowment for the Arts.
W. R. Tolar PTO Spring Fling
The W. R. Tolar PTO cordially invites everyone to the Spring
Fling at the school Thursday, May 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join
us for food, games and lots of family entertainment. Attractions
include a moonwalk, dunking booth, and joust. Food available in-
cludes hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy. Come and
enjoy all the fun! Proceeds to benefit the school and students at W.
R. Tolar School.
Kinard homecoming May 7
Kinard homecoming will be held Saturday, May 7 beginning at
10 a.m. Please come and bring your whole family and a well-filled
basket. Bring pictures, etc. We will be expecting you.
.- For more information, call Doyle Daniels at 639-5011.
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National priorities a bit skewed
There are issues that affect
the American public other than
religion, abortion, gays, dislike
for activist judges and the morals
of our neighbors. I think that it's
time for the President and Con-
gress to focus on issues that have
a possibility of being solved. It
is time to put aside the culture
war between the liberall left and
the conservative right and deal,
with national issues that affect
all of us.
The abortion issue cannot be
solved to the satisfaction of all
parties. While I don't believe in
abortion, I don't have the right
to tell a woman what to do with
her body. Neither does the gov-
The Republicans are attempt-
ing to pack the judiciary,-with
judges of their choice so that
they can use the Rule of Law to
impose their view of morality
on those who do not share their
views, particularly on abortion.
Give it a rest.
Healthcare. Now there's a sub-
ject that's of interest to most of
us. Where is healthcare on your
State Medicaid programs are
in the hopper. The nation's gov-
ernors, including Governor Jeb
Bush of Florida, are in a sweat
about how to pay the Medicaid
bills for the nation's elderly and
Who needs healthcare ser-
vices? It isn't the 20-year-old
who thinks he is ten feet tall and
bulletproof. The people who keep
their doctor on speed dial are all
of us who are now a bit long in
the tooth. Getting sick and dying
is not a high priority event.
Where do most of the elderly
people go when they retire?
Florida, of course. Why is it a
mystery that Florida has a big
Medicaid bill? A lot of elderly,
sick people live here. That's OK
by me. People have a right to live
wherever they wish and being in
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.
ill health isn't necessarily their
fault. It happens.
Once you get away from reli-
gion and morality issues, I'm not
so sure that most people share
Republican priorities on health-
care and social programs.
One of the reasons that state
Medicaid programs are in fi-
nancial trouble is that President
Bush, the compassionate con-
servative, doesn't have the same
priority for healthcare as do
mostAmericans. President Bush
decided to reduce the amount of
money that goes into the federal
government's 60% share of the
total Medicaid cost.
The $2.6 trillion 2006 budget
just passed by the Congress re-
duces healthcare benefits by $35
billion over the next five years.
About $10 billion of the $35 bil-
lion are Medicaid benefits.
Not to worry. While reducing
spending for healthcare, educa-
tion and agriculture, the Repub-
licans reduced taxes by $106
billion over the next five years.
That's a $21 billion per year gift
that primarily benefits the rich.
That's why I think that na-
tional priorities are skewed.
President Bush cuts healthcare
benefits for the working man and
woman, the sick and the elderly,
but continues his relentless tax
cutting which primarily benefits
folks that make a lot of money.
While President Bush is giv-
ing a $106 billion gift that largely
benefits the rich, a panel of
experts assigned by President
Bush to study the nation's tax
laws determined that there are
too many deductions and credits.
Another huge tax cut for people
who have too many tax breaks
already? Go figure.
President Bush and the Re-
publicans tell us with a straight
face that this budget will reduce
the annual deficit to $383 bil-
lion in 2006 and $211 billion by
2010. What they didn't say was
that excess Social Security mon-
ies, usually $50 to $60 billion,
will be put against the annual
deficit to get the $383 or $211
billion amounts. So, if you are
wondering why President Bush
is pounding the pavement and
-telling one and all that Social
Security is "in trouble," this is
one of the reasons.
A small oversight in the bud-
geting process is that the cost of
the war in Iraq is not included in
the bottom line. President Bush
has requested and is getting $81
billion to fund the war for a few
more months. So far, that is about
$300 billion for President Bush's
grand design to remake the Mid-
dle East in his own image.
If you like President Bush's
priorities, then good for you.
But, don't get sick unless you can
afford healthcare insurance. If
you're without healthcare insur-
President Bush said in last week's primetime press
conference that he wants to limit benefits for rich
retirees. At which point Dick Cheney said to Bush,
"Can I talk to you for a second?" JAY LENO
Probation officials in New York are reportedly
examining whether Martha Stewart violated the terms
of her house arrest by attending a lavish party in
Manhattan last week. Stewart is now trying to solve
the problem by paying to have Manhattan moved
within 25 feet of her home. DENNIS MILLER
The new pope, Pope Benedict XVI, said that he
prayed he would not get elected. And today Hillary
called the Pope and said, "Hey can you pray for me
in 2008?" -JAY LENO
Newly elected Pope Benedict XVI said he had
prayed to God that he would not be elected. You
know, God truly does work in mysterious ways when
Robert Blake's prayers are answered and the pope's
aren't. DENNIS MILLER
Just 72 hours after President Bush met with crown
Prince Abdullah and held his hand, oil prices fell to
under $50 a barrel. Boy, imagine if President Bush
had let him get to second base. We'd be paying like a
buck-ten a gallon now! JAY LENO
. Saddam Hussein turned 68 last week. Saddam says
he's just a simple man and all he wants for his birthday
is the Robert Blake jury. DAVID LETTERMAN
Subway crime in New York City is on the rise because
a lot of people are stealing iPods. They just steal them
off people when they're riding the subway. That's
terrible! Imagine people stealing music from people
who stole- music. JAY LENO
According- to a new poll First Lady Laura Bush's
approval ratings are at 80%. Her husband's are now
at 47%. When Laura heard this she said, "It's like our
grades in college." CONAN O'BRIEN
Direct TV announced it'd coming out with satellite as
an option in the Cadillac Escalade. The Escalades
have incredible stereos in them, refrigerators, now
satellite TV. Do you realize they're just one bathroom
away from being a mobile home? -JAY LENO
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Pictured, left to right, (Teacher) Doug Harrell, Jessica Sans, Kendall Peddie, John Travis, Ash-
ley Dowdy, Selah Manning.
AIA announces Team America Rocketry Contest
finalists teams v
ARLINGTON, VA The
stage is set for a fiery showdown
of the top teams in the Team
America Rocketry Challenge af-
ter the Aerospace Industries As-
sociation (AIA) announced the
100 finalists Friday.
The teams, including stu-
dents from Liberty County High
School, will meet for a final fly-
off on May 21 at Great Meadow
in The Plains, VA, for the title. It
is the third year AIA and its part-
ners are putting on the world's
largest model rocket contest. A
list of the finalists is available at
A total of 712 teams from 49
states and the District of Colum-
Oonck Dr r~rl
vill meet in Fly-Off Sat., May 21
last week to send in preliminary
S scores to see if they made the
T finals, which features schools
from 28 states.
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bia and even an American mid-
dle school in Germany took
part in the preliminary round of
the competition. That represent-
ed close t: 10,000 middle and,
high school students.
AIA President and CEO John
W. Douglass said interest in the
contest shows it is succeeding in
reaching out to middle and high
"We are excited to see the en-
thusiasm surrounding TARC and
look forward to another great fi-
nal day of competition," Doug-
This year's competition tasks
students with launching a one-
or two-stage rocket and having
it fly for exactly 60 seconds.
The payload of one or two raw
eggs must return safely to the
earth, and each flight receives a
score according to performance
and weighted for the number of
stages and eggs. Teams had until
AIA created the contest two
years ago as a one-time event to
mark the 100th anniversary of
flight, but overwhelming interest
turned it into an annual event.
The goal is to promote aerospace
to students to attract more young
people to careers in the industry.
The contest is also sponsored
by the National Association of
Rocketry in partnership with
NASA, the American Associa-
tion of Physics Teachers and 34
AIA member companies. The
winning teams share a prize pool
of $60,000 in savings bonds and
cash. NASA also provides top-
performing teams with grants for
students to build more advanced
rockets and for teachers to attend
workshops and meet space pro-
For more information about
AIA's Team America Rocketry
Challenge, including details on
how to sponsor a high school
team and to apply for press cre-
dentials to attend the finals, visit
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Assembly of God Blountstown Lions Club plans
Page Pond Assembly of God
& friends-will hold a huge rum-
mage sale on May 7, until 1
p.m. at Altha City Hall Items
for sale will include furniture,
clothes, dishes, tools, computer
games and much, much more.
All proceeds will go to mis-
sions programs (Speed the Light
and Boys & Girls Missionary
Prayer band meets
The Liberty Community
Prayer Band will hold prayer
service Thursday, May 5 at 7:30
p.m. (ET) at the home of Sister
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
We welcome your church announce-
ments and remind you to be sure to
include the day and date as well as time
and location of each event. We also ask
that you include a phone number or direc-
tions to the church to make it convenient
for our readers.
There is no charge for church an-
nouncements, but we run each announce-
ment only once. If you would like to repeat
the same announcement, we can do so
but must charge for the space as though
it were an advertisement. ........
2005 annual Lions Roar
The Blountstown Lions Club
held their regular meeting on
April 25, 2005 at the Apalachee
Restaurant in. Bristol, FL with
Vice-President IRev Steve. War-
ren presiding. Brother Richard,
Waterman opened the meeting
with a prayer and Fred Johnson
led the group in the Pledge of
During the business session
plans were finalized for the up-
coming Blountstown Lions Club
annual Lions Roar to be held at
the Blountstown High school
auditorium on May 21, 2005. In-
cluded in the entertainment will
be James Williford, The River
Town Girls & various other
groups. Discussions were held
to assure the event would be
an even bigger success this year
than in 2004. Profits will again
go toward "Helping those who
are less fortunate, see a brighter
After the business session
and a great dinner served by the
restaurant the meeting was ad-
Wild horse adoption in Marianna
from the U.S. Dept of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Wild horse adoption is sched-
uled for May 21 from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. and May 22 from 8 a.m.
to noon at the Jackson County
Ag Center in Marianna Preview
day is May 20, all day,
RRcLqirellinerlt. l1'e 12x 12 Ii.
adequate shelter and 20 x 20 ft.
of corral space ,..iib 1 Irdi,.;i 'jil11.-
ing 6 ft, high (5-ft, for burros). In
order to transport the animalss,
aadopters, must have a solid con-
structed horse trailer, preferably
a stock trailer. You will also need
a halter and a leadrope.
This will be competitive bid
adoption. Application required.
Adoption fee is $125. Free ad-
mission. Ask about the new
"Adopt a Buddy" program. Ap-
proximately 100 animals will be
Walk-ups welcome, bring
)1iur tiailer and a friend. For
more Jiitirmnilaioii, call 1-888-
2742:13 ,or (6Q1) 9,77-54,0,0,.,
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Happy Mother's Day
Sunday, May 8.
We have a nice
gifts for Mom's
" Jewelry ,
* Antiques '
* Ladies Fashions,
* Assorted Gift Baskets
Fresh & Silk Flower
Arrangements & Corsages
Liberty County ;
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Located at the intersection
of Hwy. 20 & 65 in Hosford
Text: Acts 14:27;
1 Cor 16:7-10; 2 Cor 2:12;
Col 4:3; Ep 5:15-18
How does God speak? God spoke to
Jacob in a dream. He spoke to John in a
loud voice like a trumpet. He spoke to
Gregory X through opportunity.
It was 1269. There were 2 mil-
liMo Mongols searching for God. Their
leader, Kublai Khan, heard about Christ
from two Italians. Khan sent a request
He wanted, "...a hundred wise men
of the Christian religion.. .And so I shall
be baptized, and when I shall be bap-
tized all my barons and great men will
be baptized, and their subjects baptized,
and so there will be more Christians
here than there in your parts."
Pope Gregory X sent two friars.
When the journey became difficult,
they turned around and went home. The
greatest opportunity for evangelism in
history was lost.
God speaks to people through open
.doors of opportunity and closed doors
of opportunity. Quite often, God will get
our attention through our circumstances.
God will stop us in our tracks so we will
turn to Him for direction. But whenever
God closes a door of opportunity, He
will open another one. Then the circum-
stance is so awesome that you know you
are in God's will.
God does communicate through
circumstances, but we need to be sure
that they really are from God. Listen
intently to the voice of the Holy Spirit
as He burdens you with what you ought
to do. Measure everything you do by
God will never, ever present you
with an opportunity to do something
that violates His Word. It may not make
sense, but it will agree with scripture.
God still communicates today. Are you
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Trenton Tylar Lewis will
celebrate his sixth birthday
on May 6. He is the son of
Stacey and Krista Lewis of
Bristol and Casey Trickey
Hopper of Blountstown. His
grandparents are Pat and
Tony Conley of Marianna
and Allen and Debbie Trick-
ey of Altha, Vicki Trickey
of Port St. Joe, Jerry and
Rhonda Lewis of Bristol and
Richard and Kim Fowler of
Bristol. Trenton enjoys riding
his bike, playing baseball
and going to church. He also
loves playing with his broth-
ers, Taylor and Jacob.
Maddie Willis celebrated her
second birthday on May 1.
She is the daughter of Mitch
and Heather Willis of Bristol.
Her grandparents are San-
dra Willis of Bristol, James
Willis and Janie Boyd, both
of Blountstown. Great-grand-
parents are the late Edith and
Hudson Strickland of Bristol
and the late John and Nona
Bailey of Blountstown. Maddie
likes spending time with her
Nanny and Memaw and play-
ing with her cat, Sassy, and
going to the Ace Hardware.
Kayson Jarett Chapman will
celebrate his first birthday on
May 7. He is the son of Kelly
Chapman of Clarksville. His
grandparents are Cobb and
Kathy Chapman of Clarksville.
Great-grandparents are Billy
Jo and Sherry Tipton of Clarks-
ville, Sandra and Billy Hanks
of Carrollton, GA, and Myrtice
and the late John Chapman
of Clarksville. Kayson enjoys
spending time outside with his
Nanna and Poppa, riding the
four wheeler with his Paw-Paw
and playing with his momma
andAunt Dee Dee.
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Kaylee, and family
We love you,
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Seth Adam Womble celebrated his first birthday on April 23. He
is pictured with his dad, Robert, who celebrated his birthday
April 27. Seth's big brothers, Michael Allen and Corey Alec
celebrated their 13th birthdays on April 6. Seth, Michael and
Corey are the children of Robert and Donette Womble ofAltha.
Their grandparents are Sybil Ammons of Blountstown and the
late Robert Womble Sr. Maternal grandparents are Johnny
and Delora Gurganus of Panama City and JoAnn McCormick
*BIRTHDAY PHOTO Bring in a current (within the past year) photo and-fill out
a short form. If you do not have a photo, we'll take one for you at no extra charge.
Cost is $5.
*BIRTHDAY AD -This is for when you want to use an old photo (like a grade-school
shot for an adult birthday) and include a personal message. The cost is $5 for the
pr ;- )p i> c, a 3-inch-high ad. Larger ad sizes are available.
For more information, call The Calhoun-Liberty Journal at 643-3333.
Jakob Glenn Downum cel-
ebrated his first birthday on
April 30. He is the son Val-
erie and Jake Downum of
Blountstown. His grandpar-
ents are Cynthia and the late
Richard Durden and the late
Ganell Durden of Hosford,
Melody and the late Glenn
Downum and the late LaJau-
na Downum of Blountstown.
Great-grandparents are Wan-
da Fortner of Blountstown. Ja-
kob loves riding the golf cart
with his daddy and playing
with his two older brothers,
Richard and Chaz.
11th annual Seven Hills Writers Contest
Sponsored by Tallahassee
Writers A.o.Liation. the Seven
Hills Writers Contest accepts
unpublished works, 2500 words
maximum, in the following cat-
egories: Memoirs; Short Story;
Children's Literature (for chil-
dren from preschool to 12; no il-
lustrations can be accepted: spec-
ify age of target audience). And a
new category Themed Op/Ed,
or Essay, 1000 words maximum:
this year's theme: "Think Glob-
ally, Act Locally." Deadline:
September 1, 2005.
*Awards: Winners will be an-
nounced at the 2005 Seven Hills
Writers Conference in the spring
of 2006. First Place winners in
each category will be awarded $75,
Second-Pljaee'- $506, Third- Place,
$35. All winners, including Hon-
orable Mention, will be presented
Certificates of Achievement and a
complimentary copy of The Seven
Hills Review, vol. 11.
should submit three copies of
each entry. Typed, double-
spaced, 81/2 X 11" paper, one
side, with submission title only in
upper left comer and page num-
ber in upper right corner of each
page. Author's name is not to ap-
pear on manuscript pages. Cover
page with story title, word length,
author's name, mailing address,
phone and email address. Please
include a short bio. On outside of
envelope write category of entry/'
entries. If you want a critique,
you must include_ a S _X.S._wi.Witih
adequate postage. -
*Fees: Non-TWA members:
$15 for one submission, $5 each
for each additional. TWA mem-
bers: $10 for one submission, $5
each for additional submissions.
No limit on the number of entries
submitted. No entries will be ac-
cepted electronically or without
Send three copies and cover
page to: TWA Seven Hills Con-
test for Writers, P.O. Box 38328,
Tallahassee, FL 32315. Manu-
scripts will not be returned. For
a list of finalists, score sheets
and judges' comments, include
self-addressed, postage-paid en-
For more details and guidelines.
Aim for a star, and keep your sights high! With a heart full
of faith within, your feet on the ground and your eyes in
the sky. Helen Lowrie Marshall
Carly will celebrate her third
birthday on Friday, May 6. She :' 'l" '
is the daughter of Gail and
Danny Young of Altha. Carly
loves it when her big sister,
Brittny comes to visit and i
loves being outside.
Her grandparents are
Stanley Rodgers of Wyn-
der, GA, Pamela Rodgers V .
of Tampa, Annette Young of
Altha and James Young of
Blountstown. a- r
Love, Momma, Daddy and Sissy Carly Anna Young
of the Big Bend
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Sims, Wahlquist to wed in Orlando
Mike and Sally Sims are pleased to announce
the engagement and upcoming marriage of their
daughter, Jordan, to Michael Page Wahlquist,
son of Michael and Johnette Wahlquist of
Jordan is a 2003 graduate of Marianna High
School and is currently pursuing a degree in
secondary education at Chipola College. Page is
a 2001 graduate of Liberty County High School
and is pursuing a degree in Environmental Sci-
ence at Chipola College.
The maternal grandparents of the bride-elect
are Gerald and the late Mary Pitts of Pace. Her
paternal grandparents are Irene and the late
Lester Sims of Marianna.
The maternal grandparents of the. groom
are John E. and Joyce Fairchild of Bristol.
His paternal grandparents are Farrell and Kay
Wahlquist of Bristol.
The couple will be married in the Orlando
Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints on June 4.
No local invitations will be sent, however, all
friends and family are invited to attend a recep-
tion in their honor on Saturday, June 11 at Veteran's.,
Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. The ei\ ct '\ ill begin
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Happy is a home with a mother-
Happy is a home with a mother
To the editor:
Today, we salute and honor
all mothers and extend Happy
oiliher's Day greetings wherever
they are. As the blessed Mother's
Day celebration nears, may
they receive God's love and His
blessings, there will not be room
to receive. May every day be a
Mother's Day when we give her
our love. In solemn prayer, we give
God praise and thanksgiving for
His many blessings and all He is
to us. In Biblical times of long ago,
we reflect on Jesus and His mother,
and Jesus being born King of Kings
and Savior of the world.
Occasionally, I have visited
nursing homes and hospitals and
some mothers were there, receiving
tender loving care. Perhaps they
haye worked, cooked numerous
meals and washed hundreds of
diapers, caring for babies and
now, their day is done. They are
depending on someone to care
for them. As I browse through
various cemeteries, I view the
tombstones of a host of mothers
and it reflects the celebration of,
Mother's Day that brings back
precious memories of those we
love, both living and dead, who
have. suffered and sacrificed soo
much for our cause. If we could
only hear their voice or see their
smiling face again, I'm sure it
would mean the world. It is our
hope to meet again where there is
no parting, sorrow or tears, in the
reunion God has prepared for all of
them that love Him. We go about
and place flowers everywhere in
remembrance of them. When we
were young we were depending on
them and some of us still do. May
angels watch over them as they
rest from their labors and sleep in
Long ago as a way of life, we
would gather on the church ground
to celebrate Mother's Day. We
would sing hymns, pray and the
preacher would preach a sermon,
and in the evening we would have
a program. How happy children
were with a sparkle in their eyes
as they appeared on the program,
knowing that their mothers loved
and cared for them and shared
with them this day. How happy a
home is with a mother, who holds
her family together with a bond
of love and commitment, through
all of their ups and downs. Often
times when mothers prepared a
normal common meal, it went
a long way and tasted so good.
With love applied to every meal,
it was always more than enough.
They have left fond and lingering
memories, a legacy and countless
footprints on the sands-of. time..
Today, I shed only tears of joy to*
have known my mother's love.
The love of a mother means more
than mere silver or precious gold.
Their love, service and devotion
are priceless and we can never
As children, we see only through
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knowing that mothers would not
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of 1999 and May of 2001, "C&L
Bank died a slow and painful
A difficult computer conver-
sion linking the Bristol bank's
computers with Birmingham's
added to the problems. "It was
an absolute disaster," Coppins
said. "The system was down a
lot, accounts were all messed up
and phones were ringing off the
hook with complaints," testified
former Bristol branch manager
Coppins contrasted his client's
easy-going style with the CEO,
calling Taylor, "a hands-on, con-
Before the men clashed, they
developed' a deep friendship.
When Hiers traveled to Birming-
ham for meetings, he stayed ith
TaN lor and his wife. \\ho cooked
for him. "The Taylors made Jed
feel like fanilyv." said former bank
manager Lisa Vickers during tes-
timony Monday morning. "They
put him on a pedestal and that \\as
a lot of pressure on him."
The two men "w ere extremely
close," the bank's attorney told
the jury. "Jed Hiers breached that
trust and jeopardized the bank."
Frustrations about changes
in the bank led Hiers to quit in
May 2001. Taylor talked him
into stay ing on after agreeing to
give Hiers more control by mak-
ing him president of The Bank's
Florida region and doubling
his salary along with adding a
$28,500 incentive bonus. His,
lending authority, which had
been $100,000, was increased
to $1 million. Taylor gave Hiers'
"exactly what he asked for,"'
But the problems continued.
"Jed was totally upset," Vick-
ers said. "He wasn't satisfying
customers and didn't know how
to fix it."
Hiers' time at the Bristol branch
was limited. ."He was always on
his way out to a meeting, to
Birmingham or on a conference
call,"Vickers said. "He wasn't in
the bank enough to have a lot of
Former employee Renee
Baggett testified that as The Bank
took over, the staff saw less of
Hiers. She stated that she once
saw another bank employee forge
his name to a document.
In Nov. of 2002, Hiers threat-
ened to quit and was again talked
out of it. Carter told the jury
Hiers kept a letter of resignation
in his desk for three years.
By January 2003, Hires real-
ized he made a "terrible mistake"
in staying on, his attorney said.
On Jan. 14, 2003, he was
placed on administrative leave.
Hires turned in his resignation
on Jan. 23, noting that he'd like
to help with "a smooth transition
with certain loan customers."
FALSIFIED REPORT, OTHER
During a peer review, The
Bank delved into Hiers' loan deal-,
ings in November of 2002. What
they found was "fairly alarming,.
according to a deposition by Da-:
rid Carter. president of The Bank,
in Birmingham, which %%as read
to the jur.
*Carter said loans were not-
linked and pointed out an instance
where a $980,000 loan was made
to a man for use by his son, who
already had over $1, million in.
loans with the bank.
*In another case. Carter said
Hiers "was holding preuN signifl-
cant information from us" when
he approved a loan renewal for
a company that had filed bank-
*On another loan application,
it was found that a credit report
score had been falsified.
*The Bank's attorney said
Hiers used the trust given to him
by Taylor to create a false impres-
sion of the loan relationship with
a Georgia man known as Ben
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fice of The Bank referred to Ben
Watson as "the 12 Million Dollar
Man" in reference to the large
loans he had been given.
Watson's girlfriend and an-
other man made "straw man
loans" to get money to funnel to
Watson, according to the bank's
attorney. There was no informa-
tion linking the relationships
of those involved, which would
have disqualified the loans. The
girlfriend who Carter said
had "zero income, zero assets"
- got a $196,000 loan, the man
borrowed $153,000. The Watson
loans were discovered in Novem-
ber of 2002 by The Bank's new
credit risk manager, who reported
that the Bristol bank had made
approximately $11 million in'
"virtually unsecured loans" to
When Hires testified Thursday.
he acknowledged that the num-
bers on a financial statement for:
Ben Watson were wrong., After,
admitting that the information on'
the form was in his handwriting,
he said, "I had involvement in
rewriting it." He explained tl4e"
mix-up in numbers by saying, "I
just transposed it from another
The financial statement was
part of a 38-page fax sent to Bir-
iningham by Hiers in response
to their questions about the "Ben
The financial statement --
which matched up dollar for dol-
lar with one from a previous bank
customer's 1998-99 financial
statement showed Ben Watson:
had $1.9 million. .
"I trusted my subordinates
who put it together to get accurate
information," Hiers explained.
"My loan officer gave me false
numbers. I'm certainly respon-
sible, but I was not aware of it'."
Carter asked Hiers why a
USDA application included in
the fax wasn't on file with the
USDA at that time. Hiers said he
PANHANDLE WOOD LISTS
HIERS AS PART-OWNER
An $800,000 loan made :to
Panhandle Wood came under
scrutinN by The Bank % hen they
found Hiers was listed as one of
the companN's owners. -
Hiers said, "I was shocked"
when he found out he was identi-
fied as an owner of the company,
along with Jimmy Glass and
Ricky Glass. He said he didn't
give anyone permission to list
him as an owner and had not
received any money from the
Bank Branch Manager Lisa
Vickers testified Monday that she
was the one who listed Hiers as
a owner and did so at the request
of her boyfriend, Jimmy Glass.
Vickers said she did the books
See HEIRS VS THE BANK
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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 4,2005
for the company outside of her
scheduled hours at the bank.
Carter established that Vick-
ers' years of employment with
the bank had included time as
a compliance officer; he asked
how she could allow the bank
president's name to be included
on something he wasn't a part of,
particularly since it was an obvi-
ous conflict of interest.
She said Glass had insisted
that Hiers receive a part of the
company. She indicated that she
knew it was a bad idea but did so
anyway and said Glass "didn't
discuss it with Jed."
Later, "Ricky and Jimmy told
me to write him a check for
$2,000." She said, "I told them he
could not legally take it." Again,
Jimmy Glass insisted so she took
the check to Hiers.
Hiers refused the check, she
said, and told her "take me off
whatever they've got me on,"
meaning the paperwork for Pan-
Vickers said a lot was going
on at that time, and while she
had intended to remove Hiers'
name, she mistakenly removed
the names of Jimmy Glass and
Ricky Glass "and just left Jed's
She admitted that with her
background in banking, she
should have been more aware of
what was happening.
"I didn't think I was putting
him in jeopardy by not saying
anything (about Hiers being listed
as part-owner)," Vickers said,
adding. "I did wrong."
AN ANGRY ANNOUNCEMENT
Vickers was one of four former
bank employees who testified
about a meeting held after Hiers
was placed on administrative
She said Taylor met-with the
Bristol bank staff an hour before
opening one morning to tell them
Hiers was no longer with the
bank because he had committed
crimes. "Mr. Taylor was furious.
He was ranting and raving about
Jed for about 20 minutes. He
said he caused him to lose money
personally," she said.
The new president, Shannon
Maddox of Marianna, was intro-
duced to the staff. Then, Vickers
said, "the rest of the meeting was
Taylor said "There were some
crimes committed and he (Hiers)
was going to jail," according to
former teller Marie Peddie. Tay-
lor also told them, "We weren't
allowed to speak to Jed outside
the bank or we'd lose our jobs."
Former customer service of-
ficer Gracy Jacobs said Taylor
became red-faced with anger and
threatened "to personally fire"
anyone speaking to Hiers. "Mr.
Taylor said he was a criminal,"
she said, referring to Hiers.
Renee Baggett, another for-
mer bank employee, stated, "We
had the feeling when we left the
meeting he (Hiers) was going to
UNABLE TO WORK
On Feb. 6, The Bank issued a
press release announcing a delay
in the release of their fourth quar-
ter earnings due to violations of
their lending policy by the former
president of their Bristol bank.
The news release, which was on
the Internet, stated that "direct
manipulation of The Bank's loan
files at the Bristol location were
designed to circumvent our inter-
When Hiers learned about the
news release, "I was furious,"
he said. "It upset me they were
saying things like that when they
hadn't completed the audit."
Since The Bank fired him
"with cause," Hiers has been un-
able to get approval from the state
to return to banking. He said he's
been offered the position of bank
president with three institution,
including Apalachicola State
"These allegations hang over
him like a black cloud," said
Coppins. "He is tainted and can-
not get back into banking. That
defamation has hurt him."
Carter pointed out that The
Bank's news release did not men-
tion Hiers by name, although it
did identify the person under
suspicion as the former bank
president. The purpose of the
news release was to explain "a
very serious problem" to share-
As of Dec. 1, 2002, Hiers'
annual salary at The Bank was
over $200,000. In addition, he
was promised a $28,500 incen-
The next year, he said, his
salary as a mortgage broker was
-$17,000. In 2004, Hiers said he
made $40,000 in that job.
His attorney said he tried "mul-
tiple times" to get on with another
bank but was unsuccessful.
Hiers called his experience
with The Bank "an emotional
roller coaster" which left him
with a bad reputation in banking
Tuesday, Hiers' wife, Donna,
tearfully testified how the prob-
lems with The Bank had affected
her husband. "He was extremely
,depressed, sleepless at night and
was absolutely devastated at what
had happened to him."
A BAD JOKE
A week after The Bank issued
its first news release about prob-
lems in Bristol, an e-mail was
mistakenly sent to the Bristol
bank. The message, by auditor
Barbara Haag, was "her opinion
about what was going on," said
It was a parody of a Mastercard
commercial. The content was
brief but blunt.
Write-off of capitalized
bad loans............$25 million
Jed Hiers in jail.......priceless
"This was a hard, hard time,"
Carter said. "The staff was work-
ing 12-15 hour days. It was not
done to hurt Mr. Hiers. It was a
But those loyal to Hiers didn't
see the humor, particularly when
the atmosphere at The Bank was
The e-mail wound up on one
of the computers in the loan
department. The employee who
found it showed it to one co-
are available at the
Calhoun-Liberty Journal office
on Summers Road in Bristol.
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JED HIER$ VS,, THE'BANK
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13
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worker, without printing it out,
and forwarded it to Vickers. "I
e-mailed it directly to James
Taylor Jr. and Hampton McFad-
den Jr. in Birmingham," Vickers
said. The Bank took immediate
action. "Hampton called me back
and told me to delete it."
Vickers then e-mailed the em-
ployee who originally received it,
telling her to delete the message.
When she prepared to remove it
from her own computer she found
"somebody in Birmingham had
deleted it off mNy system "
Vickers kept a copy, She said
she took it home, put it in her safe
and didn't show it to anyone.
Several others in the bank
saw the e-mail and a copy made
its way to Hiers then his house
cleaner, who also cleaned the
bank, got a copy.
NEW BANK COMING
Bobby Landrum, a member
of the Wakulla State Bank board
of directors, testified Tuesday
that Jed was not on their list of
prospective employees but did
say that Bristol "is on our radar
screen." He told the jury Wakulla
State Bank planned to have an
operational branch in Bristol
within a year.
Coppins rested his case Tues-
day afternoon. The Bank's at-
torney quickly asked the judge
for. two directed motions. The
first motion was on Hiers" em-
ployment contract; the second.
on the defamation charge. Had
the judge agreed, it would d hate
meant he felt Hires' attorney had
not proven his case and the pro-
ceedings would have ended.
The judge gave an unqualified
no on the motion regarding the
contract. He also declined to ac-
cept the motion on the defamation
complaint, although he added,
"I have some serious concerns
about it." He ordered a recess and
returned, stating that he would
allow the trial to continue on the
Testimony is scheduled -to
resume this morning.
MAY 4, 2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15
RED HAT LADIES
celebrate in style!
Two local Red Hat Society
groups are making the roundsieo
as they gather each month to
dish and dine. The Calhoun r
County group. known as "The
Rivertown True Believers Red
Hat Society" were treated to a
meal of chicken, wild rice and
bread pudding when they met .:
at the home of Journal Editor
^ ~Teresa Eubanks a few.weeks
ago. The ladies donned their
red and purple finery, with w
hats bobbing and feather
boas floating behind them as
they greeted one another at
the Bristol residence. RIGHT:
S Doris Traylor, shown here with
Latrelle White, took on the-
cooking duties for more than 40 guests with the assistance of Adrian Wood and Latrelle
White. BELOW RIGHT: Estelle Jones, Margie Mason and Aileen McQuagge take in the
view from the front porch, along with Lula Mae Williamson and Mary Ellen Porter. BOTTOM
RIGHT: Nancy Durham, Donna Adams and Angie Hill enjoyed making some new friends
at the luncheon. A week later, some lively ladies from the Liberty County Red Hat Society
came together to enjoy a meal at the same spot, this time with Ellie Paulin preparing a
meal featuring crab pasta salad. BOTTOM LEFT: Ellie Paulin
tries to name the many ingredients in her salad to Judy Rankin
and Nettie Lee Smith. CENTER LEFT: Bonnie Lindsey, Yvonne
Watson, Shelia Shelton, Linda Edenfield and Gail McCaskill catch
up on each other's family news. LEFT: Doris Smith got a kick out
of one special item in her gift bag a plastic fortune telling fish,
which proports to reveal someone's nature when held in their hand.
Sometimes the fish will curl its tail; for others, the head will tilt up. But
when this little fish was dropped into her hand, it quickly rolled up.
According to the instructions, that reaction indicates a passionate
nature. The Red Hat Societies meet monthly to enjoy a meal and
... ,a relaxing hour with friends, dividing their meetings between area
restaurants and homes. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOS
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The National safety tour will
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The Project .ChildSafe repre-
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out the materials.
The National Shooting Sports
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local law enforcement to dis-
tribute a total of 1,105,500 free
gun locks in Florida as part of
the national Project ChildSafe
(PCS) initiative. PCS reminds
gun owners to take steps to pre-
vent a loaded gun from falling
into the hands of a child, there-
by preventing tragic accidents.
Phase two of Project Child-
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from the U.S. Department of
Justice that total $30 million.
These two grants will fund the
program from Sept. 1, 2004,
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funded by a $50 million U.S.
Department of Justice grant.
Florida received 655,500 free
gunlocks in 2004.
The current campaign will
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firearm safety kits and follows
the successful Phase One dis-
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The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners is applying
to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant
under the Neighborhood Revitalization Category in the amount of
$700,000 under the Small Cities Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) Program. For each activity that is proposed, at
least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income
persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage
benefit to low and moderate income persons for which the city is
applying are as follows:
Water Facilities (04)
Water Hook Ups (04a)
Total project c
Estimated Cost %LMI
499,000 over 70%
70,000 over 70%
The proposed CDBG project would be to construct new potable
water lines in two service areas in the Lake Mystic Area of the
unincorporated area of the county. The proposed service area
boundaries are generally; (1) Johnson Branch to the intersection
of County Roads 379 and 67; and (2) Conyers Road and Cherry.
Trail. Residents in the service areas where new potable water
service is made available will be required to connect to the new
water system and pay a monthly water service charge. One-time
connection cost for income eligible households will be paid by the
grant. The current minimum monthly water service charge is $10.
The percentage benefit to low and moderate income persons from
the proposed project activities will be in excess of 7000.
Liberty County has determined that no displacement of persons
will occur as a result of planned CDBG funded activities.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on
the application will be held on Monday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the Lib-
erty County Courthouse Second Floor Courtroom, Bristol, Florida.
A draft copy of the application will be available for review at that
time. A final copy of the application is anticipated to be submit-
ted to DCA on or before May 19, 2005, and a copy of the final
application will be available in the Liberty County Grants Office,
2nd floor, Liberty County Courthouse, Bristol, Florida, on Monday
through Friday between.the hours of.8., a.m.,and.,5 pm., eftqr, the,
anticipated May 19 submittal date. To obtain additional information
concerning the application and the public hearing contact Mr. Ricky
Revell, Grants Director, at 850-643-2692.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible
location. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation
.at this meeting should contact Mr. Revell at least three (3) calendar
days prior to the meeting. Any handicapped person requiring an
interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should
contact Mr. Revell at least three (3) calendar days prior to the meet-
ing and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking
person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Mr. Rev-
ell at least three (3) calendar days prior to the meeting and a lan-
guage interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication
Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call 850-643-3344.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the follow-
ing disclosures will be submitted to DCA with the application. The
disclosures will be made available by Liberty County and DCA for
public inspection upon request. These disclosures will be available
on and after the date of submission.of the application and shall con-
tinue to be available for a minimum period of five years.
1. Other governmental (federal, state and local) assistance to the
project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance pay-
ment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct
or indirect benefit by source and amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contrac-
tors, or consultants involved in the application or assistance or in
the planning or development of the project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a
pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to
exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners,
or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations,
or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by cor-
poration or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or
other official of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by
each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
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Multiple sightings, video footage show bird survives in vast forested areas
Long Thought Extinct, Ivory-billed Woodpecker Rediscovered in Big Woods of Arkansas
BRINKLEY, AR Long
believed to be extinct, a mag-
nificent bird the ivory-billed
woodpecker has been redis-
covered in the Big Woods of
eastern Arkansas. More than
60 years after the last confirmed
sighting of the species in the
United States, a research team
today announced that at least
one male ivory-bill still sur-
vives in vast areas of bottom-
land swamp forest.
Published in the journal Sci-
ence on its Science Express
web site (April 28, 2005), the
findings include multiple sight-
ings of the elusive woodpecker,
frame-by-frame analyses of
brief video footage and possible
audio recordings of the bird's
distinctive double-rap drum-
ming display. The evidence
was gathered during an inten-
sive year-long search involving
more than 50 experts and field
biologists working together as
part of the Big Woods Conser-
vation Partnership, led by the
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithol-
ogy at Cornell University and
The Nature Conservancy.
"The bird captured on video
is clearly an ivory-billed wood-
pecker," said John Fitzpatrick,
the Science article's lead au-
thor, and director of the Cor-
nell Laboratory of Ornithol-
ogy. "Amazingly, America may
have another chance to protect
the future of this spectacular
bird and the awesome forests in
which it lives."
"It is a landmark rediscov-
ery," said Scott Simon, director
of The Nature Conservancy's
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Arkansas chapter. "Finding the
ivory-bill in Arkansas validates
decades of great conservation
work and represents an incred-
ible story of hope for the fu-
The largest woodpecker in
North America, the ivory-billed
woodpecker is known through
lore as a bird of beauty and in-
domitable spirit. The species
vanished after extensive clear-
ing destroyed millions of acres
of virgin forest throughout the
South between the 1880s and
mid-1940s. Although the ma-
jestic bird has been sought for
decades, until now there was
no firm evidence that it still ex-
The rediscovery has galva-
nized efforts to save the Big
Woods of Arkansas, 550,000
acres of bayous, bottomland for-,
ests and oxbow lakes. Accord-
ing to Simon, The Nature Con-
servancy has conserved 18,000
acres of critical habitat in the
Big Woods, at the request of the
partnership, since the search be-
gan. "It's a very wild and beau-
tiful place," Simon said.
THE SEARCH AND
While kayaking in the Cache
River National Wildlife Refuge
on Feb.. 11, 2004, Gene Spar-
ling of Hot Springs, Ark., saw
an unusually large, red-crested
woodpecker fly toward him and
land on a nearby tree.'He no-
ticed several field marks sug-
gesting the bird was an ivory-
A week later, after learn-
ing of the sighting, Tim Galla-
gher, editor of the Cornell Lab
of Ornithology's Living Bird
magazine, and Bobby Harrison,
associate professor at Oakwood
College, Huntsville, Ala., in-
terviewed Sparling. They were
so convinced by his report that
they traveled to Arkansas and
then with Sparling to the bayou
where he had seen the bird.
On Feb. 27, as Sparling pad-
dled ahead, a large black-and-
Looking for a
way to get your
white woodpecker flew across
the bayou less than 70 feet in
front of Gallagher and Harri-
son, who simultaneously cried
out: "Ivory-bill!" Minutes later,
after the bird had disappeared
into the forest, Gallagher and
Harrison sat down to sketch
independently what each had
seen. Their field sketches, in-
cluded in the Science article,
show the characteristic patterns
of white and black on the wings
of the woodpecker.
"When we finished our
notes," Gallagher said, "Bobby
sat down on a log, put his face
in his hands and began to sob,
saying, 'I saw an ivory-bill. I
saw an ivory-bill.'" Gallagher
said he was too choked with
emotion to speak. "Just to think
this bird made it into the 21st
century gives me chills. It's like
a funeral shroud has been pulled
back, giving us a glimpse of a
living bird, rising Lazarus-like
from the grave," he said.
The sightings by Sparling,
Gallagher and Harrison led to
the formation of a search team,
which later became the Big
Woods Conservation Partner-
ship. On April 5, 10 and 11,
three different searchers sighted
an -ivory-bill in nearby areas.
The views were fleeting, leav-
ing little opportunity to take
David Luneau, associate
professor' at the: University of
Arkansas at Little Rock, said
he thought the best chance to
film the elusive bird would be
to have a camcorder on at all
times. On April 25,- Luneau
captured four seconds of video
footage showing an ivory-billed
woodpecker taking off from the
trunk of a tree.
show a bird perched on a tupelo
trunk, with a distinctive white
pattern on its back. During 1.2
seconds of flight, the video re-
veals 11 .wing beats showing
extensive white on the trailing
edges of the wings and white on
the back. Both of these features
distinguish the ivory-billed
woodpecker from the superfi-
cially similar, and much more
common, pileated woodpecker.
On three occasions, members
of the search team heard series
of loud double-raps, possibly,
the ivory-billed woodpecker's
display drumming. On Feb. 14,
2005, Casey Taylor of the Cor-
nell Lab of Ornithology heard
the drumming for 30 minutes,
then watched as an ivory-billed
woodpecker, being. mobbed by
crows, flew into view.
In addition, autonomous re-
cording units detected sounds,
among thousands of hours of
recordings, which resembled
double-raps and possible calls
of the ivory-bill reminiscent
of the sound of a tin horn. Re-
searchers say ongoing analyses
of the recordings have not yet
enabled them to rule out other
potential sound sources, such as
the calls of blue jays, which are
In all, during more than 7,000
hours of search time, experi-
enced observers reported at least
15 sightings of the ivory-bill,
seven of which were described
in the Science article. All sight-
- ings occurred within two miles
of one another. Because only a
single bird was. observed at a
time, researcher .a\ the\ don't
yet know whether more than
one inhabits the area.
So far, the search team has
focused its efforts in approxi-
mately 16 of the 850 square
miles in the bottomland forests
of Arkansas. Fitzpatrick of the
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
said that the next step will be
to broaden the search to assess
whether breeding pairs exist
and how many ivory-bills the
region may support. To expand
the area being monitored and
minimize disturbance to the en-
dangered woodpecker, the team
will continue to use acoustic
monitoring technologies as well
as on-the-ground searching.
Fitzpatrick said the team will
also encourage others to search
for the ivory-bill elsewhere in
suitable habitats throughout the
Simon of The Nature Conser-
'vancy said thai over the years,
state and federal agencies, coin-
servation organizations, hunters
and landowners have aggres-
sively worked to conserve and
restore the bottomland hard-
wood and swamp ecosystem.
"Now we know we must work
even harder to conserve this
critical habitat not just for the
ivory-billed woodpecker, but
for the black bears, waterfowl
and many other species of these
unique woods," he added.
The partnership's 10-year
goal is to restore 200,000 more
acres of forest in the Big Woods.
The effort will include conserv-
ing forest habitat, improving
river water quality, and restor-
ing the physical structure of the
river channels, focusing in loca-
tions with maximum benefit in
reconnecting forest patches and
protecting river health.
"The ivory-bill tells us that
we could actually bring this sys-
tem back to that primeval forest
here in the heartland of North
America," said Fitzpatrick,
who is also a member of The
NatureConservancy's board of
governors. "That's the kind of
forest that I hope some genera-
tion of Americans and citizens
of the world will get to come
For more information about
the search and the efforts to.
save the ivory-billed wood-
pecker and the Big Woods, visit
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by Alisha Perdue
HONOR ROLL PRIZ-
ES: Throughout this past
year, Altha School's Sr.
Beta club, in an effort to in-
crease the number of honor
rollparticipants, has offered
prizes and cash incentives
4-H/TROPICANA 2004/2005 ::
PUBLIC SPEAKING SCHOOL- ",. .
LEVEL CONTEST: fourth and:
fifth grade competition pictured, .
left to right. Savannah McCroan,-: i
fifth grader, speech topic: Home -
Break-in, third place winner:
Shayla Chason. fifth grader,
speech topic: Trip to Alaska,
second place winner; Charity Bremer, fifth grader, speech topic: One Nation Under God,, first
place winner; pictured, right, sixth grade competition, Raven Griffin, speech topic: Deer Hunt-
ing with Dad, third place winner; Alanna Williams, speech topic: Cheddar Mouse, second place
winner; Harlea Perdue, speech topic: The French Fox, first place winner.
ALTHA SCHOOL PHOTOS
Spring picture money due May 5
to students making the honor roll each nine week grad-
ing period. For each nine week period about 5 small
prizes were awarded to students making the honor roll;
students had their name placed in a box once for making
the A/B Honor Roll and twice for making the A Honor Roll.
For the third nine weeks honor assembly Sr. Beta wanted
to do something special. So they took everyone's name
who had made the honor roll for all three nine weeks and
placed them into the drawing. They gave away five $10
bills, a scooter, and a TV/DVD combo. The scooter was
won by Kyle McAlpin and the TV/DVD combo, was won
by Tiffany Betts. We would like to congratulate them on
their awards and we hope more people make the honor
roll next year. ALTHA SCHOOL PHOTO
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On Wednesday, April 25, stu-
dents from Mrs. Valenta's Spanish
classes went to the Mexican res-
taurant, El Jalisco, in Blountstown.
Joining the Spanish I and Span-
ish II classes was Mrs. Marshall's
English class. The students were
given this opportunity to experi-
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ence Mexican food and also to use
their Spanish speaking knowledge
when ordering the meals. With
so many students, the waiters and
waitresses had their work cut out
for them. Despite the trouble with
having so many people, the stu-
dents had a blast and can't wait till
next year. Going on this trip has
decided it for most Spanish I stu-
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dents; they definitely want to stay
in for Spanish II next year.
SPRING PICTURE ORDERS
Orders for spring pictures must
be turned in to homeroom teach-
ers no later than Thursday, May 5.
Please be sure to have them in by
this deadline if you wish to order
'Bye Bye Birdie' program to be presented
by Courtney Bybee
A group of Blountstown High
School students, sponsored by Mrs.
Amanda MgGhee, a teacher at BHS,
will be debuting their version of the
play, "Bye Bye Birdie." The first
show will be held on May 5 during
sixth period for Blountstown High
School students, faculty, and staff.
On May 6 and 7, the play will be
presented for the entire community
to come and watch. The play will
begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are avail-
able to all members of the commu-
nity and are being sold in the front
office and by members of the play.
The cost of each ticket is $5.
A lot of hard work has been put
into making this play attainable.
Come and enjoy the show!
by Courtney Bybee
On Saturday, May 7, the BHS
Cheerleaders will hold a yard sale
in. front .of McClellqanChiropractic.
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BHS CALENDAR OF EVENTS
S. by Laura Holland
May 2 Baseball district tournament at Port St. Joe (away)
May 3 DCT Luncheon I
May 4 Awards Day; FSU Chemathon.
May 5- Senior/Faculty dinner; "Bye Bye Birdie" school pefor-
mance; Baseball district tournament at Port St. Joe (away)
May 6 "Bye Bye Birdie"; Tropicana Speech Competition
I May 7 "Bye Bye Birdie"
Center. The yard sale will begin at
8:00 a.m. All money raised from
this sale. will help them purchase
the supplies they will need for next
On April 24, Blountstown High
School held the annual National
Honor Society Initiation ceremony.
The 2005 National Honor Society
Initiates included the following:
Kinita Amin, Nikki Bernhard,
Niki'. Calhotin,,Maegan: -Davis,'
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Chelsea Faircloth, Justin Godwin,
Holly Jeppson, Hannah Johnson,
Shawn Krueger, Casey McLendon,
Tabinda Syed, Nicholas Tomlin-
son, Amanda Whitfield, Kristen
Bracewell, William Coburn, Kori
Edewaard, Jessica Fields, Michael
Graham, Chaz Johns, Laura Kastli,
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Liberty County 4-H Tropicana public speaking program
by Monica L. Brinkley, UF/Liberty
Each year fourth, fifth, and
sixth grade students have an op-
portunity to participate in the
4-H Tropicana public speaking
program. Each student writes a
speech on a topic of their choice
to present to their classmates.
The speech is to be presented
within a 2 to 3 minute time
frame. They are judged on com-
position and presentation. Each
student that participates receives
a certificate. Class winners re-
ceive ribbons and then compete
at their schools to establish the
school winners in which each is
presented a gold, silver or bronze
medal. The school winners then
come together for countywide
On April 28 the annual coun-
ty wide 4-H Tropicana public
speaking contest took place at
Hosford School. The program
began with a welcome by Ms. Jill
Davis, Hosford School Principal.
She then introduced the Liberty
County High School color guard
who presented the-colors. Mon-
ica Brinkley, Liberty County
Extension Director, introduced
the two junior emcees for the
contest, Varnum, 2004 2nd place
elementary school winner and
Gutherie, 2004 middle school
champion. Zachery and Cade
introduced each of the speakers,
and after each contestant spoke
they were asked a question or
two about their speech.
Tropicana Products, Inc. pro-
vides all of the materials that the
teachers use in their class to pre-
pare students for competition as
well as all of the awards. They
also provide scholarships for
the two first place winners to at-
tend 4-H camp. While the judges
were deliberating, a slide show
was presented of 4-Her's partici-
pating in a variety of activities.
The 2005 Liberty County 4-H
Tropicana Speech winners are as
*Elementary division first,
Alex Bailey of Hosford School.
second, Jessica Read of Tolar
School; third. Maggie NMcCaskill
of Hosford School; Honorable
Mention; Jase Davidson of Tolar
*Middle school division first.
Kristen Whitfield of Hosford
School; second, Mandy Mono-
han of Hosford School; third,
Lauren Landers of Tolar School;
Honorable Mention. Kaitlyn
Walker Hosford School.
LIBERTY COUNTY 4-H TROPICANA WINNERS, pictured,
from left to right. Alex Bailey. Lindsey Anders, Jessica Read,
Maggie McCaskill, Mathew Bodiford, Jase Davidson, Kaitlyn
Walker, Lauren Landers, Cheyenne Griffin, Mandy Monohan,
Daniel Kern, and Kristen Whiffield. HOSFORD SCHOOL PHOTO
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Tolar Speaks up Loud and proud: 41h Grade classroom winners pictured, top, left to right, Stephanie
Koyle 4B 2nd place, Kyrah Chaney 4C 2nd place, Danielle Giles 4C 3rd place, Lindsay Anders -
4C lst place, Jessica Read 4B ist place, Brooke Revell 4B 2nd place, Jimmy Brown 4A ist place;
6th Grade classroom ist place winners pictured left, Ti'esha Alston, Lauren Landers, Cheyenne Griffin,
Daniel Kern; 5th Grade classroom 1st place winners, pictured right, Ethan Foran, Karen Tucker, and
Jase Davidson. W.R. TOLAR SCHOOL PHOTOS
Eighth grade Washington bound
A bus full of excited 8th grad-
ers and chaperones filled the char-
ter bus last Wednesday headed for
a 4-day tour of, Washington, DC.'
Students have worked diligently all
year long through various fund rais-
ers to earn the money for this trip.
Students toured the. many exhibits
in our nation's capital as well as
visited the sacred and historical site
of Gettysburg, PA. Many students
will be featured in next week's ar-
ticle and Tommilee D. will give you
the scoop in her reflections from her
TOLAR SPEAKS UP
LOUD AND PROUD
Our students just competed in the
school level public speaking contest
at W.R. Tolar. Of the competitors,
the following students moved on the
County contest on April 28:
Elementary Division: 3rd place
*; Jase Davidson, 2nd place Lind-,
* say Anders, and 1st place Jessica
BULLDAWG BARK CALENDAR EVENTS
May 4 thru May 8 Grade orientation at LCHS
May 5 Jr. Beta meeting 7:45 a.m.; SPRING FLING
5-7 p.m. at Tolar side parking lot
May 6 3rd grade field trip to Wakulla Springs; 8th Grade
field trip to Wild Adventures
May 7 8th Grade formal
May 10 AR Reading cutoff date.
May 11 Happy Birthday Misty Holcomb; 8th Grade TAP
Middle School Division: 3rd
place Lauren Landers, 2nd place
- Cheyenne Griffin, and 1st place
- Daniel Kern
Jessica's speech was entitled.
"Don't Go Skiing with the Read
Family" where we all learned that
there is no real family curse, after
all. Daniel Kern's winning speech
wasentitled."Rullying" ihich ga\ e.
everyone something to think about.
As it all turned out at the county
level, Lauren Landers earned 3rd
place in the middle school division
with her "True or False" speech
about her pet rooster that she de-
spised. Jessica Read nabbed 2nd
place and Jase Davidson scored 3rd
place with his speech about his trip-
We are very,, very proud of our
students. The) are all winners in;
Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 4, 2005
Fifth grade to participate in Southeastern Regional Tournament
Hosford School third through
fifth grade students participated
in a new program in the com-
puter lab this year. The Batter-
Up Tournament is a Web-based
competition and is designed to
help improve math skills. Each
time a student plays a baseball
game, his or her batting aver-
age is calculated as well as their
team batting average. The bat-
ting averages are based on both
speed and accuracy.
This year's BatterUp Tour-
nament began February 1. The
tournament rankings are based
on each team's batting average
in each math category.
We are pleased to announce
that "The Aces," one of the fifth
grade teams, took first place in
both the Multiplication and Di-
vision categories for the state of
Florida! The team members in-
clude Alex Bailey, Roger Clark,
Toren Guthrie, Ta.lor Ham-
The team members include Alex Bailey, Roger Clark, Toren
Guthrie, Taylor Hambright, and Shelby Williams.
bright, and Shelby Williams.
"The Aces" Team has been in-
vited to participate in the first
annual Southeastern Regional
Tournament with students from
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and
Tennessee. The tournament will
be held at the McWane Center in
Birmingham, AL on May 6. The
regional tournament is the ulti-
mate competition for hose stu-
dents who have advanced to the
top level with their math facts in
We would like to thank the
following businesses and indi-
viduals for making our trip to
the Southeastern Regional Tour-
nament possible: Hosford PTO,
Panther Bottling Company- (Mr.
Cobb), North Florida Lumber,
Big Bend Insulation, C. W. Rob-
erts Contracting, Talquin Elec-
tric, The Bank, Richard Brown
Logging, James Hall, Dexter
Barber, Sarah Carpenter, and
Mrs. Jill Davis.
a H ppy
May 2-May 7
Sharon K. Henderson re-
ceives award. CHIPOLA PHOTO
lege recognized the outstanding
achievements of its students at
the recent annual Awards Cer-
emony. Awards were presented
for academics, athletics and ex-
Among those who received
academic awards were Justin
Wooten of Altha, Economics;
James Gates of Blountstown,-
Sharon K. Henderson of
Blountstown, Physical Sci-
ence; Sharon K. Henderson of
Blountstown, Calculus III; Re-
becca Carder of Blountstown,
Freshman English; Neil Rack-
ley of Altha, UWF Business
Program Scholarship; Joanna
Bridges of Blountstown, FSU/
PC Transfer Scholarship.
The following students re-
ceived awards for extracurricu-
lar activities Sharon Henderson
of Blountstown, Outstanding
Musicianship Award; Beena
Syed of Blountstown, Library
Three awards were given to
non-students. The student body
selected Bonnie Smith and Gary
Cook as co-recipients of the
Distinguished Faculty Award
and Dr. Willie Spires for 'the
2005-2006 Cheerleaders chosen
Liberty County High School held cheerleader tryouts on April 26. The
girls participated in two weeks of practice where they learned a cheer and a
dance. The following girls were chosen.
Captain: Jolene Schmarje, Co-Captain: Ashley Parrish, Kelly Lathem,
Casey Lathem, Chelsea Suber, Whitney Anders, Alyssa Black, Sami Ma-
rotta, Dianna Green, and Alissa Deason. Mrs. Sharmin Parrish will be the
cheerleader sponsor for next year's squad.
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The Varsity softball team are District Champions. They have worked
really hard. We are very proud of this year's softball team.
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MAY 4, 2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21
New incentive announced for recent college
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for water use permits) has
(have) been received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management District:
Application number I 06546 filed
Georgia Pacific Corporation, P.O. Box
322, Hosford, FL 32334
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of
172,800 gallons per day from the Flori-
dan Aquifer System for Industrial use by
an existing and proposed facilities.
General withdrawal locations) in Lib-
erty County: T01N, R05W, Sec. 31 C
Interested persons may object to or com-
ment upon. the applications or submit
a written request for a copy of the staff
reports) containing proposed agency ac-
tion regarding the applications) by writing
to the Division of Resource Regulation
of the Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District, attention Terri Peterson,
152 Water Management Drive, Havana,
Florida 32333-9700, but such comments
or requests must be received by 5 o'clock
p.m. on May 18, 2005.
No further public notice will be provided
regarding this (these) applicationss. Publi-
cation of this notice constitutes constructive
notice of this permit application to all sub-
stantially affected persons. A copy of the
staff reports) must be requested in order
to remain advised of further proceedings
and any public hearing date. Substantially
affected persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing regarding the
proposed agency action by submitting a
written request according to the provisions
of 40A-1.521, Florida Administrative Code.
Notices of Proposed Agency Action will be
mailed only to persons who have filed such
The Liberty County School Board is
requesting sealed bids on the fol-
Item 1: Gasoline Powered Farmall
Item 2: Gasoline Powered Farmall
140 Tractor with Woods Belly Mow-
Bids should be sealed and marked
on the outside of the envelope with
"Bid on Farmall Tractors". The bid
should contain the following:
1. Bidder's Name, Address, and
2. Clear identification of the Item
to be bid on and the amount of
3. An individual certified check
or money order made out to the
Liberty County School Board for
each item bid on.
The School Board will approve or
reject bids received at their regular
School Board Meeting on May 10,
2005 at 7:30 p.m.(ET). Bids must
be received by the Liberty County
School board Office at 12926 NW
CR 12 in Bristol, Florida no later
than 4 p.m.(ET) on May 9, 2005.
Bids received after this time will not
be considered. The items are sold
"as is" without any guarantee im-
plied or otherwise and no refunds
will be given. All sales shall be final:
Unsuccessful bidders may pick up
their checks after the School Board
meeting on May 10,2005. The prop-
erty to be bid on may be examined
at the School Board Office at the
above address between the hours
of 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each work-
ing day until the bid process is com-
pleted. The Liberty County School
Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids and waive any tech-
nicality. Questions concerning this
bid advertisement may be directed
to Glenn Moore, Director of Admin-
istration at (850) 643-2275 ext. 236.
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want to become teachers
from the American Board for Certifi-
cation of Teacher Excellence
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Recent college graduates in
Florida who want to become
teachers but did not earn de-
grees in education can now
pursue their teaching dreams
through "Passport to Teach-
ing," an innovative certification
process offered by the Ameri-
can Board for Certification
of Teacher Excellence (www.
In recognition of college
graduation season and national
Teacher Appreciation Week,
the American Board will cut the
Passport to Teaching applica-
tion fee for recent graduates by
$100 throughout the month of
May. The incentive is designed
to encourage teaching-minded
individuals with bachelor's de-
grees to achieve their goals.
Candidates for Passport to
Teaching certification must
demonstrate mastery on exami-
nations of subject area knowl-
edge and professional teach-
ing knowledge. Individuals
can prepare for certification on
their own time and at their own
pace, using preparation materi-
als available from a variety of
sources. No additional college
courses are required unless the
certification candidate chooses
to participate in them for prep-
aration purposes. .
"America will need 2.4 mil-
lion new teachers over the next
10 years," said American Board
President Dr. Kathleen Madi-
gan. "If you have the skills, the
intelligence, and the passion to
teach there is a classroom
right now that needs you."
American Board to offer
$100 savings on teacher
certification fees in May
to celebrate graduations,
Currently, Passport to Teach-
ing certification is available in
the areas of elementary edu-
cation, English, mathematics,
general science and biology.
Passport to Teaching is recog-
nized by the U.S. Department
of Education and accepted by
several U.S. states as a route to
full teacher certification.
To receive a free information
kit, call 1-877-NOW-ABCTE
FWC offers outdoor deals just
perfect for moms, dads & grads
If your loved one loves the
outdoors, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) has two great gift
ideas for Mother's Day, Father's
Day or graduation.
For freshwater fishing fans,
consider buying a five-year
freshwater fishing license. For
a limited time, anglers who buy
the $61.50 license get a bonus
bag of goodies filled with $80
worth of free hooks, lures, fish-
ing line, magazines, t-shirts and
other gifts. These promotional
packages are distributed on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
There are around 1,000 of them
You can purchase a fishing
license online (MyFWC.com/li-
cense), over the phone (1-888-
FISH-Florida) or at a local sports
retailer. A promotional package
will be mailed to the address on
the license within 3-4 weeks.
Check MyFWC.com/fishing to
see if the packages are still avail-
The ne\1l\ relaunched Florida
Wildlife magazine is a great gift
for hose who want to bring the
outdoors indoors. The publica-
tion offers entertaining and in-
formative articles about hunting,
fishing, boating and other rec-
reational activities and stunning
art and photography of Florida's
The special introductory sub-
scription rate of $15 per year is
available through June 30. The
regular annual price is $19.95.
Call 1-866-967-5600 (toll-free)
or visit FloridaWildlifeMaga-
zine.com to subscribe.
LCHS CNA STUDENTS PASS STATE NURSING ASSISTANT EXAM:
Cynthia Conner, Bryan Flowers, and Jamie Hiers have completed the CNA Program
and passed the Florida State Board Exam for Nursing Assistants. They have worked
diligently the last two semesters completing course work and perfecting clinical skills in
our lab to prepare for this exam. We are very proud of these students for an outstanding
accomplishment. LCHS has a CNA program that is unique to most area high schools.
This program is in conjunction with Chipola College and is in its seventh year in our
school. The CNA program is a great way to explore and/or start a career in the health-
'bare field. LCHS PHOTO
or visit www.abcte.org.
.The American Board for
Certification of Teacher Ex-
cellence was created in 2001
to address the need for a high-
ly qualified teacher in every
The American Board offers
the rigorous, five-step Pass-
port to Teaching certification
process for knowledgeable and
passionate individuals entering
the teaching field.
Passport to Teaching of-
fers individualized learning
plans for teaching candidates
to complement the knowledge
and skills they have obtained
through previous work experi-
Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 4, 2005
Attorney General sues over
sale of phony insurance bonds
General Charlie Crist has sued a
State of Washington-based orga-
nization and its owner for selling
fraudulent bonds that purported
to eliminate the need for standard
insurance coverage, a false claim
that cost more than 400 Florida
victims at least $127,000. The
Global Healings Society is not
licensed to do business in Flori-
da, nor is it an authorized insurer
in the state, and a state agency
has determined that its bonds do
not satisfy legal requirements
The Attorney General's law-
suit alleges that Global Healings
Society sold what it claimed
were "financial bonds" over the
Internet. Joseph Michael Gardi-
nier, owner and caretaker of the
society, directs its activities and
is responsible for the various
bond programs sponsored by
Global Healings. The bonds pur-
port to protect the bearers from
financial responsibility in the
event of any incident that would
warrant an insurance claim, but
the lawsuit says the bonds are
fraudulent because they are not
valid to provide coverage. Types
of bonds offered by Global
Healings include an auto bond,
a health bond, a home equity
bond, a student bond, a "Benefit
for Life" bond and a community
After the Florida Department
of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles determined that the auto
LILLIE M. HATHCOCK
BRISTOL Lillie M. Hathcock, 82, passed away Wednesday,
April 27, 2005 in Panama City. She was born in Chilton County,
She was predeceased by her mother and father, John Carson Sims
and May Annie Chadler.
Survivors include her daughter, Beatrice Singletary of Bristol; one
sister, Carrie Jean Kelley of Pell City; two granddaughters, Donna
Lynn Singletary of Tallahassee and Helen Marie Melvin of Bristol;
one great-grandson, Shawn Kimbell of Bristol.
Graveside services were held Saturday, April 30, 2005 at Maples-
ville Cemetery with Rev. Ty Parten officiating. Interment followed in
Maplesville City Cemetery in Maplesville, AL.
Martin Funeral Home in Clanton, AL was in charge of the arrange-
CHARLES CURTIS (CHUCK) CAPPS
BRISTOL Charles Curns (Chuck) Capps, 60, passed away
Saturday, April 30, 2005. He was born in Kinard and had lived in
Calhoun and Liberty Counties for most of his life. He w worked as a
maintenance supervisor with St. Joe Paper Co. until his retirement. He
was a member of the Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church in Bristol.
Chuck was a avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Sonya Capps of Bristol; two
sons, Curt Capps and his wife, Paula of Blountstown and ChadCapps
and his wife,.Lynn of Blountstown; one daughter, Catrina Capps of
Bristol; two brothers, Johnny Capps of Tallahassee and Roger Capps
of Blountstown; three sisters, Patricia Savage of Tallahassee, Brenda
.King. of,Pensacola and Juliet.Cathe\ of Durant, OK; a great-aunt.
Ruth Stallings of Tallahassee; six grandsons and a host of cousins, .
Snieces and nephews.
Services are scheduled to be held Wednesday. Ma\ 4, 2005 at Peavy
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John King officiating. Memorializa-
tion will be by cremation.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrange-
OLAN DELEON "O.D."WILLIFORD, JR.
ALTHA Olan Deleon "O.D." Williford, Jr., 59, passed away
Saturday, April 29, 2005 at Jackson Hospital. He was a lifelong resi-
dent of this area and attended Christian Assembly Church in Malone.
He loved the Bible, fellowship and witnessing.
He' was predeceased by his father, Olan Deleon Williford, Sr. and
his nephew, Michael Murphy.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Williford of Altha; one son, Jessus
Williford of Destin; one daughter, Lori Bagget and her husband, Brent
of Altha; his mother, Mabel Taylor of Fort Walton; one sister, Carolyn-
Murphy and her husband, Jim of Fort Walton; his niece, Michelle
McCann and her husband, Greg and their children, May and Mia, of
Fort Walton; his mother-in-law, Kathy Green and his sister-in-law,
Randell and her husband, Bradley, of Fort Walton.
Services were held Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at Hall Funeral Home
with Pastor Dennis Creamer officiating. Interment will follow in
Mount Olive Cemetery in Altha.
Hall Funeral Home ini Altha was if charge' f the arrangement_.'
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bond card was not valid to prove
insurance coverage as required
by law, Gardinier conducted
a series of conference calls to
members of the organization
soliciting donations to cover the
cost of suing the State of Flor-
ida. Gardinier claimed that his
organization had already raised
$10 million and hired a team of
200 lawyers who collectively.
had not lost a case in 46 years,
but asserted that the financial
support of individual consum-
ers -was necessary to ensure a
victory against the state. Similar
claims were made in Montana
and Washington, where Global
Healings has already been pro-
hibited from conducting busi-
"This organization is simply
riddled with fraud of all types,"
said Crist. "Not only are con-
sumers being defrauded out of
money for worthless bonds, but
others are being placed at risk
when they face injury brought
on by someone without valid
insurance coverage. The claims
of litigation against the state are
also cause for concern because
consumers stand to lose even
more money to support an action
that has no legitimacy."
The case will be litigated by
the Attorney General's Eco-
nomic Crimes Unit. The State
will seek damages including
consumer restitution, costs for
insurance claims made on the
worthless bonds, litigation fees
and costs and punitive damages.
Gardinier faces possible penal-
ties of up to $4.25 million, plus
restitution. In conjunction with
the cix il action filed by the At-
torney General's Office, the De-
partment of FinancLial Services
has issued a cease, and desist
order against the organization,
; A copy of the civil complaint
is available at: http://www.my-
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MAY 4,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23
Purple Knight is a stately
addition to any garden
4 Windows 4' Door
1 Prouoram ,flli,'
within a 50 mile radius
3614 Hwy,. 90 Marianna, FL.
(across from F.H.P.) (3 miles.west of town)
Color is probably one of the
most important components in
garden design and the first thing
most gardeners notice in the
landscape. One of the most un-
der appreciated colors is purple.
In the garden, purple has many
effects. It adds a touch of cool-
ness to a hot summer landscape.
It evokes a sense of majesty and
adds passion to the garden. But
perhaps one of its best qualities
is that purple plays well with
Purple is the new neutral. It's
the one color, besides green, that
works in any garden at any time.
The color purple is a harmonizer
and ties all the other colors of
the garden together. Purples
can make bright. colors pop or
fade into the background to ac-,
cent lighter colors. One of my '
by Theresa Friday,
Agent, Santa Rosa County
favorite purple foliage plants is
Purple Knight alternanthera. Its
scientific name is Alternanthera
dentata 'Purple Knight'.
Purple Knight is a stunning,
lush and vigorous addition to a
sunny to lightly shaded garden.
In fact, its deep purple foliage is
actually darkest when grown in
full sun. And because it has no
known serious pests or. diseas-
es, this is an environmentally-
Purple Knight is very easy to
grow and is as tough-as-nails. It
-can handle almost any type of-
\ either including ver3 hot. hu-
mid conditions. Iti' dark-purple
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OR: S348/Mo.* OR: $408/Mo.
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foliage is striking from early
spring through frost. Although
listed as an annual or tropical
perennial, my Purple Knight has
returned for the last two years.
This may be due to milder win-
ters or the fact that it's planted in
a protected area.
Purple Knight has a vigorous
upright and spreading habit. It
can easily reach 16 to 20 inches
in height and can spread up to
three feet wide. This plant has
long internodes so some branch-
es may fall over amplifying its
natural spread. If this plant gets
a little tall or lanky, simply pinch
it back above a set of leaves.
While it does flower in late sum-
mer, the white button-type flow-
ers are not very attractive. This
one \e gro\w for the foliage.
Purple Knight is available in
seed. Start the seeds indoors
about four to five weeks before
you want to transplant them
into the garden. Set your young
plants outdoors when night tem-
peratures are -consistently about
60 degrees. Combine a little
water during drought periods
with light applications of a slo\ -
release fertilizer in late spring,
summer and early fall and this
plant will perform effortlessly
throughout our long growing
So give Purple Knight a ir\.
It is excellent in mixed contain-
ers. or in a hanging basket. It's
terrific as a mid-height filler in
mixed beds and borders. The,
purple foliage blends wonder-
fully with' many colors. For a
bold color scheme, try combin-
ing it with orange or gold flow-
ers like New Gold lantana or use
it behind the chartreuse 'Mar-
garita' ornamental sweet potato.
Butno matter what you combine
it with, you'll find that Purple
Knight altemanthera is truly a
Tip of the Week. Many util-
ity companies that supply your
home with pboer, water, tele-
phone, sewer, gas or cable ser-
vices deliver those serve ices un-
derground. And it may be that
these utilities are not buried as
deeply as you may think, mak-
ing them easier to hit when you
dig. The result can be costly,
both financially and in injury or,
loss of life.
If you're beginning a home
improvement project that re-
quires digging or adjusting the
grade of your property, Sunshine
State One Call (SSOCOF) rec-
ommends that you call (800)
432-4770 before digging if you
don't know exactly where un-
derground utilities are located
on your property.
Homeowners are exempt
from calling SSOCOF unless
you are excavating in the utility
easements or where underground
facilities are located. For more
information visit their website at
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STo place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-1
Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads
Ten welded wire cages,
length, 24" in width and 18" in
$15 each. Call 593-5429.
Six 8 ft. church pews. Fo
information call 674-8437.
Swimming pool, 24ft. by 48
snap in liner, fiber optic light
only one season, new $6,000
$2,500. Call 762-8835.
side by side, 20 cubic feet v
maker, dimensions are 66.5
32.5" wide and 27.5" deep, u
in good running condition, $
best offer. Call 591-8697.
Coffee table, wrought iron
and legs, table top is cream c
marble perimeterwith inset b
glass, photographs available
mail, $80. Call 643-5959.
2001 Rolls Rite, 40ft. gooc
flat bed trailer, $5,500 or beE
Counter cooler, approxim
1/2ft. high and 8 ft. long, g
cooler, $700. Call 593-6778
King size water bed with pe
and drawers, no mattress, $4
7hp Kohler motor, will fit
garden plow. Call 674-8517
Gateway computer with s(
and printer for $600. Cal
Living room suit, green, in
couch, chair and love seat
good condition, $350.' Cal
Queen size bed, needs ma
but headboard and dress
eluded, $500. Call 379-356;
Dining table with six chairs,
a captain's chair, mahogany
with a China cabinet with I
storage, $450. Call 379-8323
to 8 p.m.
3/4 Iron bed, new mattress
and foot board, $175. Call 379
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Airtank, 10 gallon, pressure
$12. Call 379-8323 between
and 8 p.m.
Bedroom suit, full-queen si;
nine drawer chest of drawe
mirror and brand new mattre
box spring, $500 or best offer
Two new boat seats, in box
pair. Call 643-2560.
Sears riding lawn mower, 3
14 hp Briggs and Stratton. Ca
Rolex watch, 18K/SS, black
submariner 5K. Call 643-57
Show cabinet, asking bes
best offer. Call 674-6142.
9N Ford tractor, restored, pr
gotiable. Call 643-3509.
Flex steel, long couch, lov
with chase lounge, like new, g
teed for life. Call 643-5486.
e by e-
Step two, child's swing, for outdoor
use, excellent condition. Call 643-
5486. 5-4, 5-11
Nice oak trees for firewood, you
cut and you take, about 12 inches
by forty feet. Call 762-3264.
12000 Western Star semi, Detroit
engine, 268,000 miles, fully loaded;
1991 refer trailer. Call 762-3302.
Wheelbarrow, never used, paid
$55. Asking $40. Call 762-8343.
Vending machines for parts, make
offer. Call 643-2211. 4-27,5-4
Fountain drink machine, eight
compartments with ice keeper, has
all hoses, $650. Call 674-7772.
Graco 3-n-1 bassinet, can attach
to your bed, roll or rock and has
a storage basket underneath, at-
tached music box that plays songs,
nature sounds and has a night light.
used for 3 months, excellent con-
dition, paid $150 asking $75. Call
643-4362. 4-27, 5-4
5-4,5-11 Ceiling fan, new in box
gas stove for best offer. Ce
pedestal 6142. 4
5-4, 5-11 Plastic press wood, marble
one piece 4'x8'; 27"x76";
on any asking $75 for all. Call 762-
'5-4,'5-11 .- .
Pusher blade for Sears g
canner tractor, $60. Call 762-3633.
GI clothes locker for $21
, all in
II 379- Tandem axle house trailer
5-4,5-11 28" long and 6 ft. wide askir
offer. Call 762-3633.
ser in- Irondogdumptrailer,twincy
2. reasonable offer. Call 643-4
one is Vemeer 252 stump grind
y, goes hours, 2002 model, has vide
bottom manuals, has three sets of
38a.m. serious buyers only, hardly
5-4,5-11 $8,500. Call 643-4267.
, head Kobolt diamond plate tool
9-8323 small pickup inside of bed, lik
$100. Call 643-4267.
Commercial Kee push mow
gauge, propelled, 26" cut, like nev
8a.m. hedger, $150; Red Max bad
5-4,5-11 blower, $150. Call 643-426;
rs with Roll top desk with chair, ex
,ss and condition, $200. Call 674-4R
Twin bedroom furniture,
K, $100 has chest of drawers, night
5-4, 5-11 and student desk with chair
tresses included, excellent
8" cut, tion, $300. Call 674-4987.
5-4,5-11 Kenmore gas stove with
k dial, ignition, $75. Call 762-3455
5-4,5.11 Twotelevisions, both27", ne
t offer. justing, free. Call 674-8393
t offer. 6 p.m.
5-4,5-11 6 .
Toddler bed, white -ileigjh wi
asking mattress, $50 rall 674-837
rice ne- 3.1 V6 motor for $100, OC
'e seat 195 70R/14 tir s fa, ',
5 4 5 1 1 ..
11TES FO SA.
4-27,5-4 1991 Ford F150, 4x4, 5 speed with
V8, all it needs is a rear seal and
0. Call clutch, new in box, $2,500 or best
4-27,5-4 offer. Call 379-8408. 4-27,5-4
ram best 1994 Geo Tracker for $3,500. Call
4-27, 5-4 762-8343. 4-27, 5-4
cylinder, 1991 Mazda 626, runs, needs some
-267. work, $800 firm. Call 447-0407.
4-27, 5-4 4-27, 5-4
ler, 76 2000FordMustang,black,V6,auto-
osand matic, tan leather interior, power
teeth, seats and windows, AC, AM/FM
used, cassette and CD player, very good
4-27,5-4 condition, asking,$7,800. Call 379-
)ox, fits 8732. 4-27, 5-4
long wheel base, red, body in good
ier, self shape, $2,000. Call 442-3432.
717-3333 by noon
run FREE for 2 weeks.
1995 Mustang,, V6, 5 speed with
17"wheels, AM/FM, CD player, gray
interior, good condition, depend-
able, daily driver, asking $3,000 or
best offer. Call 674-2255 or 643-
6942 and leave a message.
5-4 T 5-25
1993 Plymouth Voyager van,
green, family van, power locks, tilt,
replaced air conditioner 7 months
ago. Call 442-3423. 4-27,5-4
1997 Chevy S-10, automatic,
cruise, 4.3 liter Vortec V6, runs
great, $4,000 or best offer. Call
379-8500 and leave a message.
1988 Dodge van, 360 engine, runs
good, looks good, AC and heater
work good, $1,500 firm. Call 674-
20" color TV for $39. Call 674-
Computer for $75. Call 674-8437.
20 gauge Browning youth model,
3" magnum, brand new, $400. Call
643-3671. 4-27, 5-4
2002 Pontiac Grand AM SE, V6,
fourdoor, loaded, new tires, 54,000
miles, $9,500 or best offer. Call 674-
2350. 5-4, 5-11
1980 Datsun 280 ZX, runs good,
needs little bodywork, $1,000. Call
674-9798 before 1 p.m. 5-4, 5-11
1977 J-10 Jeep, 4x4, has been
kept up, in good condition. Call
643-2560. 5-4, 5-11
1980 Chevrolet, long wheel base
truck, $350. Call 674-8437.
2000 Malibu, gold in color, 47, 300
miles, gets 24 miles to the gallon
around town, new tires and battery,
great condition, one owner, serviced
every 4,000 miles, $7,000. Call 674-
1993 GMC Club Cab 1500, two
wheel drive, automatic, power steer-
ing, windows and locks, tilt, cruise,
AM/FM stereo, good condition,
asking $4,595. Call 674-5381.
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Call (850) 674-4202
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1996 GMCYukon, in excellent con-
dition, 4x4 gray leather interior, CD
player, keyless entry, tow package,
alloy wheels, dark blue exterior,
123,100 miles, $6,900 or best offer.
Call 566-9922. 4-27,5-4
1986 Chevy, for parts only. Call
2004 Ford Explorer SUV, V6,
leather seats, fold down third seat,
driver's side power seat, tilt wheel,
cruise control, front and rear AC,
running boards. 6 disc CD changer,
lowing package, two-tone paint,
power windows and locks, alloy
wheels and more, remaining factory
warranty. For more information call
2003 Ford F150 pickup, V6 Super
Cab Sport XLT, cloth interior, tilt
wheel, cruise control, AM/FM, CD,
radio, chrome wheels, must see. For
more information call 674-3636.
1995 Toyota T100, needs a good
home, faithfulworktruck, two wheel
drive, 180,000 miles, no AC, some
body damage, bed liner, and fuel
saving V4 engine, runs and rides
great, $1,995. Call 514-9957.
1993 Ford Aerostar work van,
needs transmission work, $200 or
best offer. Call 722-9849. 4-27,5-4
MAY 4,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25
2001 Toyota Tacoma 4x4, ex-
tended cab, 4-cylinder, great gas
mileage, $1,500 stereo, one owner,
66,000 miles. Asking $15,000. Call
643-3777 or 624-4549. 4-20T. 5-11
1984 Honda 200, three wheeler,
$400. Call 674-9798 before 1 p.m.
2002 XL 1200 Custom Harley Da-
vidson Sportster, mini ape hang-
ers, chrome crash bar, chromed out,
$11,000. Call 643-5753. 4-27, 5-4
16 ft. Mohawk canoe, like new,
$300. Call 379-8323 between .8
a.m. and 8 p.m. 5-4,5-11
Bonded & Insured
-5. C, EORQCOl.' SET .- N-,
',n 1 .'c'es. Headboard. frame
iS- -s5 s'_S-t25-,87 n
Mattress Set, NEW King
Pillow Top Mattress and Base
in sealed plastic, factory
warranty, $275. 850-545-7112
BED $275, Solid wood
cherry sleigh bed. New, still
QUEEN PILLOW TOP
mattress set New in plastic
with warrant/ Sacrifice $175.
Brand new Micro Fiber Sofa.
Hardwood frame, lifetime
warranty. Must sell, $275.
New Bedroom: 7 piece sleigh
bed set, $775. In storage,
unopened boxes, can deliver.
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.
2001 Yamaha XL 800 waverunner,
120hp, three seater, includes trailer,
cover, two tubes, one kneeboard
and three life jackets, tilt steering,
adjustable trim and reverse, $4,500.
Call 899-1091. 4-27, 5-4
1999 Dutchmen Classic, 30ft., 5th
wheel pull, camper trailer. Call 674-
9798 call before 1 p.m. 5-4, 5-11
Two puppies, Dachshund mix and
one is Dachshund and Retriever
mix, $40 each. Call 762-8566.
Kittens, housebroke, two gray an(
white, one gray and one white an(
black, free to a good home; Ca
First Saturday of every month
The auction will be held May
7 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 Fd. 12
Repair and Remodel
Licensed and Insured
*General home repair
899-3763 or 674-5678
wiI!HIlsBT<&im l!S H^
Cocker Spaniel, black and blonde,
male, 6 months old, needs a good
home, $200 or best offer. Call 379-
3232 or 284-7740. 5-4, 5-11
Lab mixed puppies, three black
and three white, free to a good
home. Call 643-2196. 5-4,5-11
Five puppies, four males and one
female, 1/2 Rotweiler and 1/2 black
Labrador, 7 weeks old. Call 643-
4132 ask for Cristy. 5-4, 5-11
Jack, two years old, gentle, been
with cows, $200. Call 674-5381.
Chestnut stud colt, two years old,
breeding stock, halter broke, classy
looking, ready to start riding, $600.
Call 674-5381. 4-27,5-4
Three kittens, adorable, free to a
good home. Call 379-9532..
l Miniature goats. For more informa-
1 tion call 674-8150. 4-27,5-4
-J CHIPOLA L
2+ acres with 238 ft. on beau-
tiful spring-fed Chipola River
with 3BR/21/2BA, rare oppor-
tunity on this coveted river.
Clark Investment Property,
Call Tony Layne
S at (850) 556-8669
Saturday, May 7, at 9 a.m.,
one mile east of Green-
wood on Hwy. 69. Fort Rd.
Call John Stanley at (850)
Auctioneer John Stanley
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Jack Russell puppies, will be six
weeks old April 25, wormed, will
have shots, two males and two
females, brown and white, males
$150 each and females $200 each,
mother and fatheron premises, tails
not cut. Call 379-8500 and leave
Chihuahua puppies, 2 males, 12
weeks old, black and white with
shots and AKC papers, very lov-
able, $200 each. Call 643-9336
anytime. 4-27, 5-4
CKC chocolate pitbull puppies,.
8-weeks-old, two males, one fe-
male, $200 each negotiable. Call
674-2629. 4-27, 5-4
Goffin cockatoo, male, breeder,
reasonable price. Call 674-3532.
'Appaloosa Gelding, five years old,
green broke, leopard, very beautiful
color, $900 or best offer. Call 762-
Wanted: to purchase 1 to 5 acres
of land with or without house south
of Hwy. 20 in Calhoun County
from owner. Call 674-5887 or 674-
Wanted: 5 to 20 acres of land, prefer
location in Altha School district or
Even small ads
et a lot of
Just because you're on a
tight budget doesn't mean
you can't afford an ad!
t $1 prwek
c~ostsj us Zi
southern Jackson County. Property
would be used to build private home.
No intentions of splitting for re-sale
or development. All responses are
welcomed and appreciated. Call
Wanted: 14ft. aluminum boat, no
motor necessary. Call 762-8343.
'Wanted: registered black or black
and silver male Germani Shepherd
for breeding. Call 762-3687. 5
Wanted: transmission for 1989 Ford
van with overdrive. Call 674-6142.
Wanted: Junk cars and trucks, any
condition, no charge for removal.
Lost: 14K gold r'ope chain;, ery
expensive, somewhere at Dollar
Store in Bristol or Flea Market in
Blountstown, had cross and two
.ladies wedding bands, has senti-
mental value, reward offered.' Call
Found: dog along Hwy. 12'south in
'Bristol. To identify call 643-8123.
1999 Phoenix mobile home,
16x80 on 1.5 acres, 3BR/2BA,
nice lot, new AC and heating unit,
city water, sun deck, shed itn back
price reduced for sale to $56,000.
Call 643-3443. 5-4T. 5-18
L ensedAgen: o* Reel.
* Lake Mystic Beauty! 2400 sq foot home, waterfront with a dock,
carport, and seawall. There is also a guest house on the property.
Asking $399,900. Shown by appointment only!
* Prime Hunting Land! 80 acres located in Juniper. This land is
beautiful with Telogia Creek running through the property! Asking
$185,000. JUST REDUCED.
* Large Spacious Doublewide! 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,048 sq ft., on one
acre lot. This doublewide has many amenities including a garden tub,
living room and den! Asking $75,000. Accepting all offers, seller is
* Location, Location, Location! .43 acres fronting Hwy. 20. Asking
* Excellent Commercial Property! Just reduced by $10,000. Lo-
cated on Hwy. 65 in Hosford, includes two commercial buildings, is
currently leased by.Whitney's Seafood II. Asking $57,500.
* Pack Your Fishing Gear! .25 acres only blocks away from Estif-
fanulga boat landing. Perfect spot for mobile home or house! JUST
REDUCED to $8,500.
* Country Living at It's Best! 15 acres, 2 bed/2 bath cedar house
with 1008 sq. ft., Asking $129,900.
* Hwy. 20 frontage! 4.63 acres fronting Hoecake Rd. and Hwy. 20!
Asking $70,000. SOLD.
Needed: large and small tracts of land!
If you are interested in buying or selling land in or around Liberty
and Calhoun County please give us a call. We are dedicated to serv-
I ly (Juu u1oLum li anl u vwCIUu Wnjp y lU ppi lui lLy t0 svr_ you!
22 lots, .5 to 1 acre + priced to sell from $15,900 to $19,900 with owner financing starting
at ONLY $169 per month. This subdivision is Mobile Home Friendly, and can also accom-
modate single family homes. This area offers a very relaxing natural country setting away
from the noise and lights of the city.
DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy. 20 to Hwy. 65 at Hosford turn South onto Hwy. 65 and go 3 miles
toward Telogia, take a left on to Hwy. 67 at the Country Store and go East for 1.5 miles
Summerwind will be on the right hand side.
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To start enjoying your very own little piece of the country, call
Ron Montgomery at (850) 545-4493 or toll-free at 1-800-317-3721.
-. I. Montgomery Realty Inc.
Page 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 4,2005
UF researchers say new, bigger low-carb potato
with different taste will give consumers more choices
the January debut of the first
low-carb-potato that's now a
popular item in supermarkets,
University of Florida research-
ers say a larger and tastier ver-
sion of the spud will be avail-
able to consumers in May of
Like the original low-carb
potato, the new variety will have
30 percent fewer carbohydrates
and 25 percent fewer calories
than a standard Russet Burbank
potato. The main difference is
that the new tubers will have
yellow flesh instead of white
flesh, said Chad Hutchinson, an.
assistant professor of horticul-
ture with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. The
yellow flesh gives the potato a
slightly sweeter flavor.
He said 31/2 ounces of each
potato contain about 13 grams
of carbohydrate compared Ato
around 19 grams in the same
serving size of a Russet baking
"The addition of a new, larger
potato with a different taste will
give consumers more choices,"
he said. "Our first low-carb po-
tato, which is now being mar-
keted, as SunLite, has a white
flesh and Vweighs anywhere from
4 to 6 ounces. The ne\\ spud. to
be marketed-as SunLite Gold,
weighs anywhere from 6 to 10
Hutchinson said another ma-
jor advantage for both low-carb
spuds is .that they are harvested
and marketed as fresh, gourmet
potatoes unlike other potatoes
that are stored up to 10 months
before they reach the consum-
'\\hen we announced the first
low-carb potato in June 2004,
some people in the potato .in-
dustry were .concerned that our
new variety would steal market
share from traditional brands,
- but we're trying to expand the
overall market by bringing peo-
ple that have concerns over diet
back to potatoes," he said.
"'I like to consider these as
Hutchinson said. "By making
a simple change, everyone can
take advantage of the health
benefits of these potatoes with-*
out making any sacrifices in
taste or cooking quality. "
While some people' say.
consumer interest in low-carb
foods may be x aning. Hutchin-
son said potatoes can be part of
a healthy diet. They contain no
fat or cholesterol, -ind they are
good sources of fiber, protein
and vitamins. They also contain
vitamins C and B-6, and they
are low in sodium and high in-
potassium. And, potato skins
are an excellent source of fiber.
He said both low-carb po-
tatoes have been thoroughly
tested in UF research plots near
Hastings, Fla., for the past five
years, and the spud's low-car-
bohydrate profile has been con-
firmed by research in Canada.
UF is the first test site in the
United States for the European
potato imports, which were de-
veloped by HZPC, a seed com-
pany based in the Netherlands.
"The low-carb profile is due
in part to lower specific gravity
in the potatoes, which relates to
the amount of starch in the tu-
ber, compared to the more wide-
ly recognized Russet potato,"
Hutchinson said. "The smooth,
buff-colored skins on both low-
carb potatoes make them an at-
tractive alternative in many tra-
'ditional potato recipes." :.
To meet consumer demand
for the new potatoes; which are
now being grown on more than
'2,500 acres in Florida, growers
formed the SunFresh of Florida
Marketing Cooperative Inc.
Wayne Smith. president of
_ the cooperatiie in St. Augus-
tine, said the goal is to grow
low-carb potatoes in Florida,
North Carolina and elsewhere
so that consumers can have a
year-round supply of fresh po-
tatoes that have not been stored
for long periods. So far, the
main market for limited produc-
tion has been in Florida and the
east coast of the United States.
Smith said the new low-carb
potatoes are driving a renais-
sance in the potato industry of
northeast Florida. By next year,
production of low-carb potatoes
is expected to double. -
Both SunLite and SuinLite
Gold are being marketed in, a
European-style package devel-
oped by Hank Whetstone, op-
erations manager for the mar-
keting cooperative. The plastic
package, which includes high
quality graphics, has a net that
allows consumers to see the po-
"Given a chance, the combi-
nation of taste, appearance and
packaging % ill rejuvenate the
potato segment in supermar-
kets," Whetstone said. "It's a
jewel on the shelf."
Don Northcott, marketing
manager for HZPC Americas
Corp. oi Prince Edward Island,
Canada, said the new varieties
grow in a short period of time.
The potatoes can be harvested
in 65 to 75 days compared to
more than 100 days for existing
potato varieties grown in Flori-
da. The shorter growing period
will allow spring and fall crops
to be produced for harvesting
from January through June.
"These new varieties have
a good tolerance to environ-
mental stresses such as high
temperatures or dry weather. In
fact, under warm-weather con-
ditions, these varieties develop
an extremely attractive appear-
ance in terms of brightness of
skin and smooth appearance,"
He said the potato skins de-
velop early, which enhances re-
sistance to mechanical damage
so the potatoes arrive on store
shelves with minimal defects.
The variety has some resistance
to tuber greening, which in-
creases store shelf life.
"The combination of good
Florida soils, .warm tempera-
tures and experienced Florida
growers is ideal for giving con-
sumers in the United States and
Canada a fresh flavor treat," he
Ranch style home, 3BR/2BA, two
car garage, 1,500 sq. ft., heat and
air, located at 18287 Live Oak Lane
in the Live Oak Heights subdivision
of Blountstown, landscaped and
located in a great neighborhood
close to shopping and schools. Call
674-3636 for more information and
an appointment. 4-27, 5-4
Completely remodeled, 2 story
house, 4BR/2BA, hardwood floors,
on 1.2 acre lot on Hwy 12 South in
Bristol. Call 643-5235. 4-27;,5-4
Rummage Sale, Saturday, May 7
from morning.until 1 p.m. at Altha
City Hall Page Pond Assembly
of God; items include furniture,
clothes, dishes, tools, computer
games and much more.All proceeds
will go to mission programs (Speed
the Light and Boys & Girls Mission-
ary Crusades). 5-4
Multi-family yard sale, Saturday,
May 7 at Hwy. 12 south and Harvell
Street Bristol beginning at 8 a.m.;
including baby girls clothes, Tupper-
ware, plus size women's clothes,
women's shoes, toys, knick knacks,
and too many other items to name,
cancel if rain, no early birds. Call
Yard Sale, Saturday, May 7 from 7
a.m. until 12 p.m.; includes clothes
for large women, knick knacks,
cherry wood four poster bed frame,
Super Nintendo with 30 games,
movies and much more. Phone
Yard Sale, Saturday, May 7 at25354
NE Fuqua Circle in Altha starts at 8
a.m.; includes to many items to list.
Phone 762-3370. 5-4
Yard Sale, Saturday, May 7 at 1814
north Main Street in Blountstown;
starts at 8 a.m. includes, clothes,
books, stained glass, some an-
tiques, lots of stuff. 'Phone 674-
Yard Sale, 7 family, Saturday, May
7, starts at 8 a.m., moving sale,
corner of east Sherry and River
St. in Blountstown; including men,
women, children' s clothing and
furniture. Phone 762-4077. 5-4
Yard Sale, three family, Saturday,
May 7 from 8 a.m. 12 p.m. off
Hwy. 71 south at 19029 SWBarfield
Rd. in Blountstown, last driveway
on left. Phone 674-5411 ext. 226.
Yard Sale, Saturday, May7at 10327
NW 3rd Street, Neal Subdivision,
Bristol, begins a 7. a.m., cancel if
rain. Phone 643-1709. .. 5-4
Yard Sale, Saturday, May 7 from
7:30 a.m. -:-1 p.m. beside Altha
1 st Baptist Church; includes lots of
large size clothes and some bake
sale items all proceeds will go to
Relay for Life Sonic Youth team.
Phone 762-9620. 5-4
Yard Sale, Saturday, May 7
at Chipola Manor Apartment in
Blountstown .off Charlie Johns
St. beginning at 7 a.m,:; including
clothes, whatnots, dishes, wood-
crafts and much more. Phone 762-
Muti-family yard sale, Saturday,
May 7 beginning at 8 a.m. in the
Farm Bureau parking lot; items
include women's, baby, children's
and men's clothing, toys and other
household items, cancel if rain.
Yard Sale, May 5, 6 and 7 at Trailer
City on Hwy. 71 North, lot 37, be-
ginning at 8 a.m.; includes clothes,
women,. boy's sizes 10-14, girl's
sizes 6-8,; pks,.shoes, :whatnots,
queen size comforter, household
goods, Christmas decorations,
good odds and ends. Cancel if rain.
Phone 674-8983. 5-4.
Yard Sale, eightfamily garage sale,
May 5, 6, and 7, at 274 NE Altha,
dishes; whatnots, speakers, toys
jewelry: Phone 674-4208. 5-4
Yard Sale. Saturday, May 7 from
8 a.m. 12 p.m. on Myers Ann
St.; including men, women and
children's clothes, linens, toys,
shoes, grill and lots more. Phone
Yard Sale, Saturday., May 7 at
20873 Cedar St. in Pine Island
in Blountstown; includes many
household items, furniture. Phone
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Call (850) 643-3839,
serious inquiries only!
Join a special team of peo-
ple who make a real dif-
ference in the lives of the
elderly. We provide non-
and help in. their homes.
Flexible day, evening and
weekend shifts available.
Altha area a plus.
has an immediate
opening for a
CNA/CHM in the
Please call 482-2770
between the hours of
to schedule an interview.
4-27 T. 5-18
One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St. Suite 2,
Blounlstown Phone (850) 674-5088
The following positions are
available: Janitor, Youth Coun-
selor, Maintenance Worker,
Tire Repairer, Crew Members,
Food Service Manager, Cus-
todian, CNA, Nursery Worker,
Truck Driver, Financial Man-
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN
need for a
a 4 year degree.
Immediate opening for assi-
32 hours with benefits. Of-
fice and computer experi-
ence necessary. Ability to
work independently. Light
maintenance duties. Must
have valid driver's license
and transportation. Some
travel possible. Apply at
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL or call (850)
674-4202. TDD/TTY 711
Drug free workplace.
Equal opportunity employer. up,
of America .
for the following positions:
PM, HV/AC, Elect, Tires
Willing to train, earning
potential, up to $18/hr annual
average, new hire bonus paid
at 6 months and one year.
Benefits include health and
dental insurance, paid holidays
& vacations and a 401K plan.
Apply in person at:
1-10 & SR 71, Exit 142,
Must be available
for all shifts.
Apply in person at the
Huddle House on Hwy.
20 in Blountstown.
Service Reps *Truck
Benefits include health
& dental insurance, paid
holidays and vacations
anda 401K plan
Apply in person at:
1-10 & SR 71, Exit 142,
:.. TRUC ..
*Must have experience
hauling logs and chips
*Medical card required
CDL Class-A license
*Drug screening required
Call Burgundy Farms
at (850) 539-5700
EOE 4-20 T-5-4
has an, immediate
opening for a
at the Tallahassee
Asphalt Plant. Must
have driver's license
Thaw at 545-2622.
\Drug free workplace. EOE/
is now accepting resumes for a
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FWC extends deadline hopes
to catch more fishing feedback
It's not too late to cast your the first step ini his di\ i'on's ef-
comments about your favorite forts to evaluate performance of
fishing hole. The Florida Fish the previous fisheries division.
and Wildlife Conservation Corn- The FWC will then host a series
mission (FWC) is giving anglers of public meetings, called zone
more time to fill out an online summits, to discuss survey re-
survey and provide input for the sults and develop plans for the
direction of their favorite sport, future. Survey participants will
The agency initially set a May be asked about their willing-
1 deadline, but due to an over- ness to participate in the zone
whelming response decided to summits and suggest when and
extend it to May 15. where such. meetings should
"We hope to get at least 1,000 take place.
respondents, and we're about "We hope to identify areas
halfway there," said Darrell attention, formulate a
Scovell, director of the recentlyattention, formulate a
Scovell, director of the recently game plan and direct staff to bet-
restructured Division of Fresh-
ter manage our state's precious
water Fisheries Management. i.
... resources," Scovell said.
"The comments we receive will
The survey takes about 15
be used to set priorities for con- T t o
minutes to complete. Responses
servation efforts and guide our and com R
agency into the future, so we
decided to give our anglers extra Visit www.surveyroom.com/
time to gi e us feedback." FisheriesInput before May 15 to
Scovell said the surveys are participate.
Chipola College announces Fine &
Performing Arts Scholarship dates
lege will offer scholarships in
music and theatre during the
2005-2006 school year.
Auditions for Music and The-
ater scholarships are set for May
Applications are available on
the web at: www.chipola.edu.
Click departments and select
"Fine and Performing Arts."'
High School graduates with
.acceptableacadenmic records and
music and theatre aptitude who
plan to pursue studies as music
or theatre majors are eligible to
Scholarships in various
amounts, up to full tuition and
fees, are awarded on the basis
of talent and: academic record.
Students with, financial need
may seek additional assistance
through the college's Office of
Financial Aid and the Chipola
For more information, call
Joan Stadskle\, Chipola Direc-
.tor of Fine and Performing Arts,
Romancers tickets on sale at Chipola
Theater production of the Chil-
dren's play, "The Romancers,"
is set for Thursday, May 12, at 7
p.m., in the Chipola Theater.
- General admission tickets-
$5-are on sale in the college
The comedy is based on the
book by Edmon Rostand. Chipo-
la director Charles Sumon. si. s,
"This hilarious show draws from
Rostand's main plotline and in-
fuses it with characters, scenari-
os and a commedia dell'arte per-
formance style which originated
in the streets during the early
According to Sinrmon. the Ital-
ian street performers used acro-
batic skills and physical comedy
to help establish commedia as
a genre of theatre in the mid-
For ticket information, call
CHIPOLA STUDENTS VISIT FSU A group of communica-*
tions majors from Chipola College recently visited the Florida
State University College of Communication. Pictured from left,
are: Rachel Brooks of Sneads, Frank Stackowicz of Marianna,
Sean Crutchfield of Graceville, Elisa Williams of Bristol, Diana
Tatem of Graceville and Bethany Gwaltney of Marianna.
. '.:. i : CHIPOLA-.PH-DTO
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Floridians are urged to help prevent dangerous juvenile fire play & arson
TALLAHASSEE -Florida's s
Chief Financial Officer and State
Fire Marshal Tom Gallagher li
is urging Floridians to join the
State Fire Marshal's Office and if
local fire and law enforcement
agencies in preventing youth if
from. getting involved in fire play n
or arson. Children are again the
focus of Arson Awareness Week,
which runs this week through s
Ma\ 7. A
"Juvenile fire play and arson
have very -'costly consequences
for the youths involved, their par-
ents and their communities," Gal-
lagher said. "Even though not all
cases end in arrest especially
when very young children are
involved the consequences are
just as real."
Among the cases investigated
last year by the State Fire Mar-
shal's Office, Bureau of Fire and
*A 4-year-old boy and his 71-
year-old grandmother suffered
third-degree burns after the boy
set fire to a kitten and the burning
kitten set fire to the house. The
boy hid when the fire began and
his grandmother had to search to
find him. Detectives determined
it was not the first time the boy
had played with fire.
*A 7-year-old playing with a
road flare in his bedroom caused
a fire that severely damaged his
home. The family had no insur-
*A 5-year-old and an 18-
month-old left alone in an apart-
merit died after the older child
found a lighter, began playing
with it and started a fire.
During Arson Awareness
Week, detectives from the State
Fire Marshal's Office will partici-
pate -in arrange of activities, from
open houses at their regional of-
fices to in-school demonstrations
and contests, aimed at teaching
children about fire safety and the
risks of playing %with fire. For a
schedule of e\enis. visit www.
Meanwhile, legislation that-
Gallagher has pushed to. protect
patients in nursing homes has now
passed the House and is headed
for an anticipated vote in the Sen-
ate. The legislation, sponsored
by Sen.:Daniel Webster and Rep.
John Stargel, will require all of
the state's nursing homes to have
automated fire sprinkler systems:
The State Fire Marshal's Of-
fice emphasizes education for el-
ders and children.
The department's "Safe House
Mouse" program offers tips for
kids and suggestions for parents
and teachers to share practical ad-
vice on how to prevent and escape
fire. That program can be found at
House/index.html. And, the State
Fire Marshal's Office has created
"Parents should not underes-
timate their children's curiosity
about fire," Gallagher said.
Gallagher said parents, guard-
ians and teachers must teach chil-
dren respect for fire and offered
the following tips:
:.:.),, ,Keer'matchesr ands ^light,...
... -ers out of children's reach and
*Never play with matches or
fighters in front of children.
*Teach children to tell an adult
f they find matches or a lighter.
-Teach children to tell an adult
f they see someone playing with
matches or a lighter.
*Teach them how to dial 911.
For older children, parents
should point out some hard facts.
Arson is a crime, punishable by
jail time and fines. If they com-
mit arson at school, they could be
expelled. If someone dies or is in-
jured, they could be charged with
murder or attempted murder.
The State Fire Marshal's Of-
fice supports and participates in
several counties' Juvenile Fire-
setting Intervention and Preven-
tion Projects that aim to help
turn-around young arsonists. The
April 2005 issue of the FBI Law
Enforcement Bulletin features a -venile involvement of all serious
cover article on juvenile arson.
Among the more than 2,200
fires that the State Fire Marshal's
Office ruled as arson in 2004, 69
Floridians died, 32 were injured
and more than $50 million in
property was damaged.
Nationwide, children under
the age of 18 are responsible for
about half of all arsons. Further,
arson has the highest rate of ju-
crimes. Of the 454 arson arrests
state arson detectives made last
year, 159 were juveniles.
The Bureau of Fire and .Arson
Investigations is a law enforce-
ment branch of the Division of
State Fire Marshal that assists
other state and local fire and law
enforcement agencies in the in-
vestigation of fires of sispiciouI
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