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District 7 State
held June 14, 2005
Marti Coley........ 1,274
Carl Duncan........ 153
Man in stolen car
says he thought it
was his mother's.....2
nearly hits deputy's
vehicle while trying
to turn himself in.....2
Board plans work-
shop on facilities.....3
Liberty School Board
hires two principals
and new attorney...3
Chipola player makes
move to Tallahassee;
Strength drives Ivory,
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Clarissa Hayes of Blountstown gets a big hug from her folks, Cindy Hayes and Bubba Hayes.
144TiI COMS HOME
There were hugs, tears and sighs of relief when more than
130 members of the Florida Army National Guard's 144th
Transportation Company pulled into Jackson County
late Saturday night. Family members thronged around
the newly-returned soldiers, who caught a few hours
sleep before taking part in a Sunday afternoon parade
through downtown Marianna. The soldiers arrived at Ft.
Bragg, North Carolina on June 5 and finally made it back
to Northwest Florida this weekend after a year in Iraq.
While deployed, the soldiers provided convoy security f
for vehicles moving troops and supplies in Iraq. The !
144th Transportation Company includes soldiers from Troy Lollie of Tallahassee is reunited with his family,
throughout the panhandle, including Calhoun and Liberty including his wife, Mandy, and his parents, Terry and
counties. For more photos, please see page 15. Alfreda Lollie of Hosford. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS
Firefighters create 'storm'to help film reenactment
Fricnces, Terry talks with firelighler Ricky Hiers during a break in filming early
Wednesday evening. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTO
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A crew preparing a half-hour episode
for the Weather Channel's Storm Stories
series wrapped up filming last week and
returned to their offices in Chicago, Illi-
nois to put together the episode that will
recount the tragic events of the night a
tornado claimed four lives in Calhoun
County nine months ago.
Last week's tropical storm gave the
crew a background of dark skies and
threatening clouds as emergency workers
and survivors gathered at Parrish Lake
Community to reenact the events of Sept.
15, 2004. With hoses from a water tanker
aimed at a parked ambulance, EMTs
e\\t through their paces as a firefighter
kept a steady spray of water on them to
replicate the conditions they experienced
that fatal night.
Chad Dees, assistant fire chief with
Nettle Ridge, was one of several volun-
teers who retraced the steps he took nine
months earlier for the camera. "They
filmed me getting out of the truck with
a flashlight and medical bag, and getting
stuff out of the back of the truck (ambu-
lance)." He and several others spent about
six tours filming last Wednesday.
The night the tornado hit, "The rain
was blowing sideways," he recalls. It was
pitch black dark and the only way they
could see anything was with a flashlight
and the occasional burst of lightning.
"My most vivid memory is of people
screaming in a pile of rubble." While
rescuers were digging people out, he
said they heard the quick roar of a sec-
ond tornado. It passed overhead without
"You never get over something like
See STORM STORIES on page 14
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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 15,2005
Pipe with cocaine residue recovered from driver
Man in stolen car says he
thought it was his mother's
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Greenwood man who ad-
mitted he "had a buzz" after
consuming three shots of alcohol
was arrested when he was found
driving a stolen car early Sunday
morning in Blountstown.
The owner of the car had gone
to a friend's house on Frank Wil-
liams Lane at 11 p.m. Saturday
night and when she walked out
two hours later, she realized her
2002 Dodge Neon was missing.
Anna Nicole Chason, 19, reported
the theft and told deputies that the
keys to The Pit Stop convenience
store where she worked were with
her car keys which she had left in
the door of her vehicle.
While talking with Chason,
the Calhoun County Sheriff's
Department was notified that the
alarm at The Pit Stop had gone
off. When they arrived at the
store on Hwy. 20 west, deputies
found the building was secure.
A deputy later spotted Cha-
son's car traveling along Ward
Road around 2 a.m.
Behind the wheel was David
Allen Fulford, 23, who told Dep-
uty Chris Porter that he was driv-
ing his girlfriend's vehicle when
it broke down around midnight on
State Road 71, just north of Roy
Golden Road. He said he then
walked to his brother's home on
Frank Williams Lane and got into
what he thought was his mother's
car, which he later described as a
Fulford said he did not contact
anyone at the residence. He said
that after finding the keys in the
ignition, he drove off, going to a
store in Bristol to) get a drink and
some gas. By the time he got to
the store, he said he realized he
was in the wrong car.
Fulford said he then headed
back to his brother's house but
got turned around, and wound up
driving along Ward Street, an area
known for drug activity, accord-
ing to the deputy's report.
After noting the smell of al-
cohol on the driver, the deputy
asked him to perform a roadside
sobriety test. At that point,
Fulford stated that he knew he
was intoxicated and admitted
to smoking crack cocaine just
before stealing the car. He then
removed a glass pipe from his
underwear. The pipe later tested
positive for cocaine residue.
The deputy found a section of
a Brillo pad in Fulford's pocket
and noted in his report that the
item was often used as a filter in
After being interviewed by
deputies, Fulford eventually ad-
mitted that he had gone to The
Pit Stop before heading to Bristol.
He said he did not.get out of the
car since the store was closed.
Fulford was arrested for DUI
and grand theft. Other charges
filed against him that morning
included driving while license
suspended or revoked, possession
of a controlled substance and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia. He
is being held on $9,000 bond.
Fulford's girlfriend came to
the jail later Sunday to pick up
the keys to her vehicle, which
had been abandoned along State
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
An intoxicated man who drove
up to the Calhoun County Jail
nearly collided with a deputy's
truck and then ran his vehicle
onto a sidewalk while trying to
park it around 2 a.m. Monday.
Deputy Eddie Dalton was
working at the jail that night when
he looked out and saw a gray
Toyota pickup enter the parking
lot and almost hit his vehicle.
When the drive attempted to
park, he drove up on the sidewalk
in front of the jail.
The pickup was already exten-
sively damaged, with a broken
windshield and bent rear bumper,
according to Dalton's report.
The driver, Robert Allen Scott,
23, of Bristol, told the deputy he
was turning himself in because
he was wanted in Missouri. Scott
stated that he was driving a pickup
that "was possibly reported stolen
in Liberty County" and admitted
that his driver's license was re-
voked. He went on to point out
that he was a convicted felon and
that he had left a single shot rifle
in the front seat of the truck.
Dalton noted in his report that
Scott "was extremely intoxicated"
and smelled strongly of alcohol.
Scott then said he had consumed
approximately three cases of beer.
A half case of beer, still cold, was
found in the front seat. Several
empty beer cans had been tossed
in the bed of the pickup.
It was later confirmed that
Scott was being sought on a
probation violation by Missouri
authorities and that his license
had been revoked for a previous
DUI. He was charged with DUI,
driving while license suspended
or revoked and possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon.
The vehicle, which was regis-
tered to Andrew Marshal Ramsey,
20, had not been reported stolen
at the time Scott arrived at the
jail. The owner arrived later that
morning to claim the vehicle and
declined to press charges.
Scott is being held on $15,000
June 6: Lillie Middlebrook, VOCR; James Travis Cromer,
VOP; Herman V. Yon, VOP (county); Terry James Moore,
fugitive from justice (2 times); Jack W. Woodham, FTA (Gulf
June 7: Marshall Tapp, warrant Bay Co.
June 8: Connie Mosley, disorderly conduct; Michael Rabon,
June 9: Arnold Jay Pitts, domestic battery, VOP (county).
June 10: Scotty Taunton, VOP (state); Samad Hernandez,
holding for Hillsborough.
June 11: Ronnie Eugene Taylor, domestic battery; Maraldo
Sanchez, no valid driver's license.
June 12: David Allen Fulford, DUI, driving while license
suspended or revoked, grand theft, possession of a controlled
substance, possession of drug paraphernalia.
June 13: Robert Allen Scott, DUJ, driving while license
suspended or revoked, possession of a firearm by convicted
June 6: Jacobi Lane, holding for Bay Co.; Lillie Middlebrooks,
holding for CCSO.
June 7: Charles Peterson, aggravated domestic assault;
Maggie Durham, holding for CCSO.
June 8: Connie Mosley, holding for CCSO; Robert Harrison
Kent, driving while license suspended or revoked (permanently
revoked), expired driver's license (more than 4 months).
June 9: Richard Lundgren, grand theft auto (two counts),
grand theft (one count); Connie Foster, holding for court; Robyn
Jones, holding for Leon Co.
June 10: Nicole Malcolm, FTA driving while license sus-
pended or revoked; Douglas Earl Burke, attaching tag not as-
signed, possession of less than 20 gram of cannabis, no motor
vehicle registration; Lillie Middlebrooks, holding for CCSO.
June 11: Evelyn Harts, driving while license suspended or
revoked; Timothy Harts, holding for Duval Co. and Wakulla
County; Leon F. Foreman Jr., DUI.
Listingsincludenamefollowedbychargeandidentification ofarrestingagency. Thenamesaboverepresent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Blountstown Police Dept. -y
June 6 through June 12, 2005
Accidents............ 03 Traffic Citations...................07
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......42
Business alarms.....04 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints.... .................... ........................309
Altha man is charged with stealing
truck & trailer from logging company
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
An Altha man arrested June 9
has been charged with stealing
a truck, trailer and several other
items from his Liberty County
According to a report from the
Liberty County Sheriff's Depart-
ment, Richard Martin Lundgren,
33, was working as a truck driver
with R.G. Brown Logging when
he failed to return after leaving
with a 1994 Mack log truck and
trailer this past December.
His employer contacted au-
thorities-,wlytnj ypt]grep failed
to return from a scheduled pickup
The truck was later located in
Grand Ridge and the trailer was
found at the Florida/Georgia state
line on Hwy 2.
Other items missing included
three citizens band radios, valued
at $300; a box of tools worth
about $150; a $60 Nokia phone
as well as a set of four tires that
Lundgren is charged with two
counts of grand theft auto and
another count of grand theft.
Intoxicated man nearly hits
deputy's vehicle while trying
to turn himself in Monday
JUNE 15,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
For information call
Dr. Joyner at
This summer introduce your
child to the gracefulness and
discipline of ballet in an
enjoyable atmosphere. .
Classes will be taught twice
weekly during the month of
July and will be held at the
Civic Center in Bristol.
For more information please
join Bonita Deck on Saturday,
June 25 at 2 p.m.
-, ,for an
-afternoon tea. If
.- you are unable to
(/ attend you may
,. .. call Bonita at
Repair old schools or build a new one?
Calhoun Co. School Board to examine what
can be done with special facilities funding
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor educational session on it," says the facts of what we can and in order to receive the special
The Calhoun County School Jones. can't do with the special facili- funding, the county will have to
RBarrd will hold a sinecial Fa- "The purpose (of the work- ties money." He said the amount levy an additional tax for a three
cilities Workshop at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 21, to address the
state of the education buildings
throughout the county.
"We've got six schools in
terrible need of repair," says
Assistant School Superintendent
Greg Jones. The purpose of the
meeting is to "get the ball roll-
ing," he says, explaining that on
that date the school board will
hear from a representative hired
to oversee the project to address
the status of the county's school
buildings. "The Facilities meet-
ing will be to educate everyone
about the uses of the fund," he
explains, referring to the state's
special facilities monies.
John Watson of Clemmons,
Rutherford and Associates, will
address the board on the options
available. "It's pretty compli-
cated. We do need to have an
shop) is to get the conversation
started as to what needs to be
built and what we can build,"
"We need to be armed with
of funding dollars will depend on
what decisions the board makes
as to repair, remodel or build.
"The public needs to give im-
put on this," he says, adding that
School Superintendent Mary
Sue Neves was out of town ear-
lier this week and unavailable to
comment on the meeting.
Two new principals named at Liberty School
Board meeting; school lunch prices to go up
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Two new school principals
were named at Tuesday's meet-
ing of the Liberty County School
*Kathy Nobles will take over
the principal's duties at Tolar
School. Aaron Day was named
to the assistant principal's posi-
tion at Tolar.
*Gay Lewis will be the new
principal at Liberty County High
School. Working with her there
will be Jon "Rusty" Hill, whose
recommendation to General Sup-
-at Merle Norman
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port/Program Coordinator was
Jill Davis will remain in her
position as Hosford School Prin-
The board also approved the
following recommendations at
the June 14 meeting:
*Former elementary school
instructor Karen Peddie was ap-
proved to serve as the new Direc-
tor of Administration.
*Amy Hurt was hired as the
Speech and Language Teacher.,
*Agreed to change annual
contracts to profession contracts
for Aaron Day and Traycee Mc-
In other business, the board did
*Hired David House as the
board's new attorney.
*Approved summer personnel
*Agreed to raise school lunch
prices by 25 cents.
*Approved an agreement with
CPA Marla T. Nance to per-
form the Liberty County District
School Board Internal Accounts
audit for the years ending June
30, 2005 and June 30, 2006.
*Approved the creation of
a teaching position at Hosford
School, which will be paid from
the Class Size Reduction funds.
*Approved opening a new
teaching position for Middle ,
School Academic Academy.
*Approved the creation of
a Reading Teacher position at
LCHS through Title II funds.
*Approved the creation of
an ESE teaching position for a
self-contained 4-6 class to be
funded from the ESE Guaranteed
*Recognized three retiring
school employees Wade Ear-
nest, Dick Stanley and Gabra
Two girls try hard to stay quiet while playing the "Graveyard
Game" with Counselor Jones at last week's five-day summer
camp in Blountstown, sponsored by the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department and the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
Inc. For more on the week long event, please see page 14.
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Prepare now for Chipola
Summer II registration
MARIANNA Registration tor
Summer Session II at Chipola Collh;e, is
Thursday, June 23. Classes begin hlon-
day, June 27.
Recent high school graduates and
other students who enroll in Summer II
classes earn the right to register earl\ for
Fall 2005 classes.
Chipola's open-door policy guaran-
tees acceptance to any student ith a
standard high school diploma. Prospec-
-tive students should complete a college
application which is available in the Of-
fice of Admissions and Records located
in Room 112 in Building L, or online
at www.chipola.edu. Students also must
provide an official high school or college
Chipola offers day and evening college
credit courses, as well as independent
study and online courses leading to the
Associate in Arts and Associate in Sci-
ence Degrees. Chipola also offers awards
bachelor's degrees in Secondary Educa-
tion with majors in math and science. The
college's Workforce Development di\i-
sion offers several certificate pro-,rm-nis
which provide training for high-wage oc-
The University Center at Chipola pro-
vides opportunities for students to pursue
a number of bachelor's and advanced
degree programs on the Chipola camp,
through partnerships with area unimerii-
For information, call Admissions and
Records at 718-2211.
Covenant Hospice to
offer grief support group
from Covenant Hospice
The Bereavement Support Ser ices
Department of Covenant Hospice ill be -
gin a Grief Support Group on Thursda\.
This is a six-week support group.
which will run each Thursday from June
23 until July 28. The group is being held
at W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blounisto%\ n
on Hwy. 69 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
each evening. The group is free to the
Individuals who have suffered the
loss of a loved one, individuals v fishing
to learn more about supporting someone
in glief and individuals wishing to learn
more about the grieving process are en-
couraged to attend.
Please contact Dana Morris at Co\-
enant Hospice at 482-8520 or (888 i 817-
2191, if you need further information.
Girls summer basketball
and volleyball program
If you would like to participate in the
girls summer basketball and volleyball
program, please join us each TuesdaN
evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Libert\
County High School gym. The summer
program is available for all junior high
and high school girls.
For more information, call Coach
Lewis at 643-2241.
CALENDAR LISTING- Just call in the
person's name and date to be listed on
our weekly community calendar. There is
no charge. We encourage our readers to
compile a list of their family's and friends'
birthdays, printed learly, and mail o0 faA
them to us at The Journal,
Liberty Joumrnal at 64.-3.,33.
'30 t '~
SCBC Blood Drive ai
Shelt, n Trucking.
8 a m to noon
Rotary Club meels ai Calhoun-Libeny Hospital. noon
The Bridle Club meels Irom 3:30 5 p mr
at Velerans Memorial Cit: Cenier
Boy Scout Troops 200 & 203
meei at 6.30 p.m., Mormon Church
AA meets p.m Calhoun Counly Old Ag Bldg. west door
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Calhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce rnembership meets
12 noon al the Calhoun County Senior Citizens
Magnolia VFD meels at 6 p.m at the Fire House
AA meets 7 p.m. basement of Calhc'un County Courolhcuse
Address correspondence to:
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
P.O. Box 536
Bristol, FL 32321
Johnny Eubanks, Publisher
Teresa Eubanks, Editor
(850) 643-3333 or
Fax (850) 643-3334 Association
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each
Wednesdaybythe LibertyJournal Inc., Summers
Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18.
Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, Fla.
POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to:
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal,
P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321.
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group hopes to set
frisbee world record
TALLAHASSEE High school stu-
dents from across Florida will be gath-
ering this month at the Capitol to study
government operations. Girls State activ-
ities began June 9 and will be followed
by Boys State on June 19.
Girls State, sponsored by the Ameri-
can Legion Auxiliary, and Boys State,
sponsored by the American Legion, al-
low students to run for and hold elected
offices in the Nationalist and Federalist
Both parties create platforms and hold
rallies supporting their nominees for city,
county, and state government offices.
Participants have completed their junior
year of high school and are eligible to
earn college credit while experiencing
government in action.
To bring attention to the programs,
connect with their alumni and just have
fun, the boys team will hold a Frisbee
throwing contest at the Mike Long Track
in an attempt to set a Guinness World Re-
cord for "The World's Largest Simulta-
neous Frisbee Toss.."
All current Boys Staters and Boys and
Girls State alumni such as FSU Presi-
dent T.K. Wetherell will be invited to
participate. The event begins at 9 a.m. on
Wednesday, June 22.
Boys State was founded in 1935 as
part of the Legion's Better Citizenship
Program with the intent to teach selected
Florida high school students about city
and state government processes. A few
years later, Girls. State -was started in
1948: and has been a regular part of the
program ever since.
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
JUNE 15, 2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5
Calhoun Chamber meeting to feature Enterprise Zone Workshop
from the Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber's monthly
membership meeting will fea-
ture Janice Watson, of the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council (ARPC), presenting an
Enterprise Zone workshop.
The meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, June 16 at 12 p.m.
(CT) at the Calhoun County
Senior Citizen's Center in
Blounitstown. RSVP to Debbie
at 674-4163 for reservations
for lunch. If your. business is
located in a designated Enter-
prise Zone, then you're already
in a prime location for business
success. Developed with busi-
ness in mind, Enterprise Zones
offer advantages not found else-
where. Make the most of your
The NEW Calhoun County
Chamber .of Commerce will
help you to utilize all tax cred-
its, refunds and exemptions
your company is qualified to
receive. For more information
on these benefits, please contact
The Chamber has resources,
through Opportunity Florida
and Florida Enterprise Zone of-
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fices, to determine specific in-
centives available in Enterprise
Zones, such as...
1. Enterprise Zone Jobs Tax
Credit (Including Corporate)
2. Community Contribution
Tax Credit Program
3. Sales Tax Refund for Busi-
ness Machinery and Equipment
Used in an Enterprise Zone
4. Sales Tax Refund for
Building Materials Used in an
5. Sales Tax Exemption for
Electrical Energy Used in an
To learn more about Calhoun
County's Enterprise Zones pri-
or to the presentation, visit the
following Web sites: opportuni-
Opportunity Florida is a new
exciting champion for business
and can be invaluable in help-
ing your business succeed. As
an eight-county, regional eco-
nomic development alliance,
Opportunity Florida is focused
on strengthening the existing
businesses within Calhoun,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hol-
mes, Jackson, Liberty and,
Washington counties. Con-
nectivity, resources, knowledge
and leverage will help make
things happen for your busi-
ness. Better business and better
jobs makes for happier families
and an overall better commu-
nity. Contact information is:
Opportunity Florida, P.O. Box
60, Chipley, FL 32428; voice
850-718-0453 or 718-0454; fax
850-482-3590 or toll free 877-
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI)
is the. public-private partner-
ship responsible for leading
Florida's statewide economic
development efforts. which h in-
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Thursday, June 16 at 5 p.m.
f* Tuesday, June 21 at 5 p.m.
at Blountstown High School auditorium
Attend and support our
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cludes international trade and
statewide business marketing.
EFI works collaboratively with
a statewide network of regional
and local economic develop-
ment organizations to continu-
ally improve Florida's business
climate and ensure its global
The Governor of Florida
serves as the chair of the Board
of Directors for EFI, which is.
comprised of leaders from Flor-,
ida's business, economic devel-
opment, educational and gov-
ernment communities. EFI's
mission is to diversify Florida's
economy and create better-pay-
ing jobs for its citizens by sup-
porting, attracting and helping
to create businesses in innova-
tive, high-growth industries.
Focus is on high-value sectors
such as: life sciences, informa-
tion technology, aviation/aero-
space, homeland security/de-
fense and financial/professional
Contact information is: En-
terprise Florida Tallahassee,
Atrium Building, Suite 201,
325 John Knox Road, Tallahas-
see FL 32303 or call 488-6300
or fax (850) 922-9595.
Pictured, back row, left to right, Dan Yoder, Leadership/Mem-
ber; Raymond Russell, VP (Farm Bureau), Build Synergy; Ben
Burnham, Treasurer (IPEI), Build Synergy; Harry Hagan (WYBT-
WPHK), Create Economic Opportunities and Improve Capacity;
Jim Waldorff (Waldorff Ace Hardware) and Danny Ryals (Past
President), Build Synergy; middle row, left to right: Jessie Ehrich,
Staff Assistant (Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce); Mary
Alday (Oglesby), Increase Business Participation and Martha Set-
tlemire (Danny Ryals Real Estate); seated, front row, left to right:
Bobby Clark (Big River Mobile Homes and United Country Real
Estate), Chair for Inspire Pride and Enhance Image (IPEI); Gary
Clark, facilitator of seminar; Vicki Montford, President (Wakulla
State Bank), Build Synergy Executive Committee of Board of Di-
rectors. Not pictured: Tim Adams (Adams 'Funeral Home) Make
Calhoun County a Tourist Destination and Kenny Griffin.
JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
Chamber board meeting
Last Thursda\", Board of Di-
rector"' Nleeting of the Chamber
\as \er\ exciting and produc-
time. Gar\ Claik. Vice Presi-
dent of West Florida Electric, of
Touchtone Energy Cooperaiti es
of Northwest Florida,. and facili-
tator of the Chamber's FLOW
series, presented his findings
from the recent FLOW series of
Clark created seven com-
nmittees to accomplish the goals
that came out of the FLOW se-
Increase Business Participation,
Make Calhoun Count\ a Tour-
ist Destination. Market Calhoun
Count\ Internall. and Exter-
nally. Inspire Pride & Enhance
Inage. Create Economnic Pride
& Improve Capacit\, and Build
He established chairpersons
for each of these committees
and charged them to: setup their
committees and report back to
ne\t month's Board of Directors'
meeting with a timeline on ac-
complishing their specific goals
The Chamber would like to
thank all of the special guests
Next month promises to be
just as exciting. For more in-
formation, please contact the
Chamber at (850) 674-4519 or
Catherine Kennedy, Program
Manager of the Incumbent
Worker Training (IWT) Program
for Workforce Florida Inc.,
was the guest speaker at
last month's Calhoun County
Chamber of Comm.erce
luncheon. She works with
a not-for-profit workforce
development organization that
provides policy, planning and
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Reasons behind war unraveling
When President Bush, mem-
bers of his administration and
television's talking heads were
pounding the airways with all
their reasons for invading Iraq, I
had the same feelings that I had
when I-was wearing the uniform
and was listening to threat brief-
ings about the former Soviet
The Soviet soldier was always
ten feet tall. could leap tall build-
ings and would fight to his death
with the fierceness of a Roman
gladiator. If you believed the
intelligence briefer, the Soviets
could launch hundreds of aircraft
into what was then Western Eu-
rope and bomb NATO bases into
All of us fighter pilots that
were forced to listen to all this
would sit there with a grin on our
faces thinking, "Right. Just let,
those Russian toads come across
the line and everyone of us is go-
ing to be an ace on our first sortie.
We got eight missiles on board
our F-4s and 900 rounds of 20
mm in the Gatlin gun, and we are
going to stuff every missile and
every round in some Russian's
You can't snow a fighter pilot
with a lot of "what if and we
think" threat briefings. We are the
most pragmatic people around.
The Weapons of Mass Destruc-
tion briefings were a joke. If there
had been WMDs in Iraq, there
was sufficient U.S. airpower in the
theater to bomb the country into a
rock pile without having to send
one soldier into the country.
The Bush supporters don't like
to hear this, but President Bush
planned to attack Iraq before 9/11.
The horrible events of 9/11 gave
Bush a horse to ride, and he's rid-
den that nag into the ground. Time
to take off the saddle and rub the
old grey mare down.
The "smoking gun" that is
unraveling President Bush's tall
tale of why the U.S. should in-
vade Iraq are two secret British
documents-the Cabinet Office
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.
Action, dated July 21, 2002 and
the secret Downing Street Memo,
dated July 23, 2002. Both of these
documents can be found in the
Both of these documents indi-
cate that the planning for the in-
vasion of Iraq was occurring well
before 9/11. Having read both of
these documents and related mat-
ters, it is clear to me that President
Bush and his planners did not give-
much thought to plans for the
aftermath of the invasion.
When I heard Vice President
Cheney say that American forces
would be greeted as liberators
and the liberated would be toss-
ing flowers our way that was a
clue the Bush administration was
clueless about warfare.
The British Prime Minister,
Tony Blair, was in Washington
recently, and of course, both he
and Bush denied at a joint news
conference that they were plan-
ning the Iraqi invasion well before
The irony and hypocrisy of
this is astounding. The Republi-
cans spent millions investigating
President Clinton for any and
The Republicans finally got
Clinton because he lied about
his involvement with a woman.
The irony of that was three or
four of the Republican stalwarts
who were preaching Clinton's
doom and damnation had been, or
were involved with women other
than their wives. Former Speaker
of the House, Newt Gingrich,
was involved in an affair while
screaming for Clinton's scalp.
How gross is that?
I'm not defending Clinton's
tawdry affairs, but his involve-
Paper; Conditions for Military_ ment with a xoQman other tha4
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his wife did not get anyone killed,
as is the case in Iraq. Clinton's
behavior sullied the office of the
. presidency, but his behavior was
nothing compared to President
Nixon's abuse of presidential
The irony and hypocrisy is that
the American people, particularly
the Republican right wing, were
ready to send Clinton to jail,
but they see no % [rong in Bush's
trumped up \VMD allegations'
or no wrong in invading another
country and killing people, ours
I've written many times that I
supported the invasion of Afghan-
istan, but I've never supported the
Iraqi side show. It's not about the
troops. It's about President Bush
getting America wrapped around
the axel in Iraq. For what?
There must be something in
the Bush genes that causes them
to invade countries once they
become president. The" current
president Bush's father, George
Herbert Walker Bush, or Bush
41, invaded Panama, snatched the
president, Manual.Ortega, and put
him in the slammer in Miami.
Of course, Bush 41, like Bush
43's justification of WMDs in
Iraq, had many reasons for in-
vading Panama. The invasion of
Panama and snatching Ortega was.
(to) intended to slow the flow of
drugs into the U.S. I worked 'war
on drugs' programs when I was
in the military and later when I
worked in the defense business,
The U.S. has spent a ton of
money in the war on drugs with
I've written many times that
the common sense of the Ameri-
can people is one of the strengths
of this country. I think that people
are finally realizing that Bush
scammed them on the WMD is-
sue. I believe that when the full
realization of what a mess we
have in Iraq finally settles in,
the American people will say,
"Enough is enough."
The runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks has pleaded no
contest to filing a false police report, was sentenced to
two years probation, has to pay thousands on fines and
perform 120 hours community service. This just goes to
show, if you lie to police and you're not a celebrity, you
will be held accountable. JAY LENO
The bear population in the state of New Jersey has
skyrocketed. The rise in the population has caused over
500 complaints. Not surprisingly all the complaints have
come from the bears. CONAN O'BRIEN
After 35 years of secrecy, John Kerry's college transcript
from Yale was finally released last week. Here's the
amazing thing: he had worse grades than George Bush.
Kerry got four D's his freshman year; his four-year grade
point average was lower than President Bush's. Can you
believe it? Bush is the smart one! How embarrassing is
that? You're getting lower grades than Bush; and he's
drunk. Kerry was getting D's, and he was sober.
The movie "Cinderella Man" made $18.6 million at the
box office this past weekend. Or as Russell Crowe calls
it, "bail money"'. JAY LENO
-Scientists announced the discovery of a new, more efficient
process for producing cloned embryos, which may bring
closer the dream of curing paralysis, ending Parkinson's,
and creating a hockey team composed entirely of Olsen
twins. '-JON STEWART
It's been revealed that John Kerry's grades were lower
than President Bush. He had a lower grade point average
than President Bush. That's like losing a spelling bee to
Jessica Simpson. -JAY LENO
President Bush is in a little trouble this week. President
Bush's approval rating has dropped to its lowest point
since he took office. In fact Bush's ratings are so low he's
been offered a show on NBC. CONAN O'BRIEN,
A large group of Democrats are going to Europe. Not on
fact finding trip, they're just distancing themselves from
Howard Dean. -JAY LENO
Recently they came up with John Kerry's grades in college
and it was surprising, his average was a 76. George
Bush's average when he was in the same college -- Yale
-- was 77. And when he heard that, Bush said, 'Do you
mean he's the dumb one?'" DAVID LETTERMAN
SA lot of Republicans have now come forward to criticize
Howard Dean for his latest comments about the Republican
Party. They say if he wants to insult people and make
outrageous statements he should do what Republicans
do get a talk show on the Fox News Channel.
President Bush sent a congratulatory message to the new
president of Azerbaijan. Bush also wished the president
of Azerbaijan good luck in his fight against Harry Potter.
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of the open
door at VBS
Ranch House Kids VBS will
be held at Sycamore United
Methodist Church on Monday,
June 20 through Saturday, June
25 from 6 to 9 p.m. each night.
Children will discover God
is at the center and God's love
in the most amazing ways. Each
night will be filled with food,
fun, time with others, a super
message and new songs.
The church is located at 3246
Sycamore Road in Quincy.
Come and discover God's
love through the adventures of
the open door. For more infor-
mation, call 442-6665.
B-town PH Church
to hold Safari VBS
We're going on a trip through
the Safari where kids are wild
about God. The Blountstown First
Pentecostal Holiness Church will
be ministering through Vacation
Bible School beginning Monday,
July 18 through Friday, July 22
nightly from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Our theme is Serengeti Trek
(kids... get ready for a rip-roaring
time!) All children ages preschool
(must be potty-trained) through
age 13 are invited to attend and
be a part of this exciting time in
The church is located at 17000
Angle Street. For more informa-
tion or preregistration, contact the
church at 674-8864.
Prayer band meets
The Liberty Community
Prayer Band will hold prayer
service Thursday, June 16 at 7:30
p.m. (ET) at the home of Brother
and Sister Louie Beckwith.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
We would like to send our
sincere thanks and appreciation to
each of you who helped us in the
darkest moment of our lives.
The food, visits, beautiful
flowers and especially the prayers
have touched our hearts forever.
Thank you Brother Frances
Carlisle, Gaylen Henson and
Jeremy Whitworth for the beauti-
ful service. We loved him dearly
and from the outpouring of love
and friends from this community,
ours were not the only lives he
You all will never know how
much we appreciate you.
and Kyle Russell'
There is a $4 charge for notes of ap-
preciation. We suggest you mention the
event in question when you write your
thank-yous since many of our readers may
not know what the note is referring to. Ir.
the case ,f a,hoppital.stay; its always nice
to make merition.of it if.the, patent iias,
reibirn d H-ire af s ell ,
The Blountstown Church of
the Nazarene will be opening
Manna Ministries Food Pantry
on Saturday, June 18 from 1 to 3
p.m. Anyone needing assistance
with food items is welcome to
The church is located diago-
nally across from the Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital at 17826 NE
Crozier St. in Blountstown..
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 w irun each announce-
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Pack your bags and get ready
to cruise "Route 254" with
LifeWay's Ramblin' Road Trip:
Which Way Do I Go? VBS at
Altha First Baptist Church. As
ramblers (a.k.a. kids) cruise
along "Route 254", better
known as Psalm 25:4, kids will
see natural wonders, big cities,
theme parks, and more as they
discover the choices they make
daily affect their entire journey.
By choosing God as their guide,
they are sure to arrive at the ul-
timate destination a relation-
ship with Jesus!
Our journey begins on Sun-
day, June 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
and continues each evening
through Thursday, June 23. A
Family Night will be celebrated
on Thursday evening where the.
ramblers will share with their
family and friends the excite-
ment of the week! Ages 3 year
olds through sixth grade are
asked to join us for this Ramb-
lin' Road Trip!
The church is located on the
corner of NW-Chipola Street and
2nd Street in Altha. For more in-
formation, call 762-3348.
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hour is when he compares the volume as it is with
what he vowed to make it. James M. Barrie
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Caleb Peddie will celebrate
his fifth birthday on June 15.
He is the son of Corry and
Heather Peddie of Bristol. His
grandparents are Hal and Pam
Summers of Bristol and Rocky
and Mary Peddie of Bristol.
Great-grandparents are Mary
Sidell and the late Gene Sidell,
and Mable Summers and the
late Jack Summers, all of
Bristol; the late Buster and
Tish Peddie; Margie Chason
and the late Robert Chason of
Hosford. Caleb enjoys fishing
with his daddy, playing T-ball
with his friends, and spending,
a relaxing summer with his
Jacob William Hansford will
celebrate his second birthday
on June 20. He is the son of
Jolene Hazelwood of Tallahas-
see and Brian Hansford of
Altha. His grandparents are-
Karen and Ricky Hansford
of Altha and the late Nancy
Melton Hazelwood of Altha.
Great-grandparents are Dew-
ey Melton and the late Betty
Melton, and L. V. Hansford
and the late Harold Hansford
of Altha. He enjoys spending
most of his time outside riding
his four wheeler.
: Patrick and Misty
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IA ." IIL are proud to an-
nounce the birth: of
their son. Swayde
Patrick Ramsey, born
.. on May 14, 2005 at
'; Women's Pavillion.
He weighed 5 lbs.
and measured 17
7/8 inches. Mater-
nal grandparents are
Steve and Renee'
Odom of Bristol.
;Paternal grandparents are Andrew Boggs Ramsey II of
Blountstown and Sarah Jackson of Graceville. Maternal great-
grandparents are Ronnie and the late Virginia Pitts, Martha
Jacobs of Blountstown and the late Zebbie Odom of Bristol.
Paternal great-grandparents are Andrew and Wisa Ramsey
of Blountstown and Glen and the late Edra Peacock of Mari-.
Hunter Lindsey Flowers cel-
ebrated her fourth birthday on
June 1. She celebrated with a
Strawberry Shortcake party at
Chuck E. Cheese. She is the
daughter of Thomas and Sher-
ry Flowers of Blountstown. Her
grandparents are John and
Sandra Lindsey of Blountstown
and Tom and Irene Flowers-
of Bristol. Her great-grand-
mother is Louise Barfield of
Blountstown. Hunter enjoys
riding the four wheeler with
her sister, Carson. She also
enjoys spending time with her
cousins, Bret O'Bryan and
Tyler and Ally Myers.
Chloe Hodge will celebrate
her first birthday on June 16.
She is the daughter of Robert
and Brenda Hodge of Bristol.
Her grandparents are Robert
and Polly Joiner of Telogia and
Lillie Hodge and the late Ther-
rell Hodge of Hosford. She
celebrated with a Care Bear
party with family and friends.
Chloe enjoys playing with her
big sister Mayci, and watch-
ing her favorite Care Bears
Girl Scout Council planning a week full of fun
The Girl Scout Council of
the Apalachee Bend is hosting
a Day Camp for girls.going into
the first grade through the fifth
grade. The camp will be held
their lunch. The girls do not have
to be a Girl Scout to attend. All
girls are welcome! Financial As-
sistance is available:for those in
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Messer, Varnum plan June 24 ceremony
Lisa Diane Messer and Ron-
ald Dale Varnum are pleased to
announce their engagement and
Lisa is the daughter of Fran-
ces Carol Messer of Carrabelle
and William Pleas Messer of
Dale is the son of Ray and the
late Linda Varnum of Bristol.
She is a 1994 graduate of
Carrabelle High School and is
currently employed with the De-
partment of Corrections.
He is a 1992 graduate of Lib-
erty County High School and
is currently employed with the
Federal Bureau of Prisons.
The maternal grandparents of
the bride are the late Frank and
Alberto Jenkins of Apalachicola.
Paternal grandparents are Wilburn
"Curley" and Audrey Messer of
The maternal grandparents
of the groom are Volee Eubanks
and the late Ronald Eubanks of
The couple will be married on
June 24 at the Buccaneer Inn on
St. George Island at 7:30 p.m. A
reception in the couple's honor
will follow % the ceremony .
All friends and farnil) are in-
vited to attend.this occasion.
The couple will reside in
Warner, Kombrinck united in marriage
pi5! I 1% Dorothy Warner and Jason
I ''Kombrinck were united in mar-
r1 iage on May 14, 2005 in Hous-
,, : p ton, TX. The couple enjoy ed a
.honeymoon in beautiful Maui,
1: 110 1 Hawaii.
.. Jason works as a NationalEdu-
Sf cator for Garden of Life whole
t a i| food supplement company. based
.- in West Palm Beach, Florida, and
S Dorothy works as a.Massage
S ,. Therapist in a chiropractor's of-
S' I fice in La Porte, TX.
id i l F i A reception/Iuau will be held
1 at Lake. Mystic Baptist Church
S- | fellowship hall in Bristol on July
9. The couple will reside in La:
... .... Porte, TX.
Halls celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Odell Hall of Blountstown .'
will be celebrating their 50th wedding anni-
versary on June 16.
Their children will be hosting' a barbecue. ;
dinner on June 18 at 4 p~m.(CT) in honor
of their parents. The dinner will be-held at
Blountstown First Assenibly of God fellow-
ship hall. The church is located at the corner B i
of 13th street and Hwy. 20 W.
All friends and family are invited to attend
this special occasion. No gifts, please.
Holliday graduates from Chipola College
m Daisy Holliday graduated from -l
Chipola College in May with
honors and has received a
Adop scholarship to attend FAMU
and complete her degree in
a pet... architectural engineering.
through the Daisy lives in Blountstown
with her husband, Manual,
Jonial classifieds. and:their three children, -Ga-
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Leash law no longer needed in Calhoun Co. since vigilante system works
To the editor:
On behalf of Nikki, my mur-
dered cat and other's dear loved
ones, I would like to take this
opportunity to praise to the vigi-
lante system of justice in the
Live Oak Heights subdivision
section of Calhoun County; and
to the vigilante(s) who success-
fully eradicated one of the killer
dogs (the boxer) belonging to
one of the negligent, apathetic
owners, who as many of you
will recall, was one of the dogs
who murdered my cat Nikki as
she slept peacefully in her ga-
rage. This dog also attacked my
elderly mother as she tried to
repel this attack in August, with
90 degree heat and 100% humid-
ity. This same dog continued to
wreak havoc and terrorize the
The owner's response? Just
what it was with Nikki-the
situation can't be controlled be-
cause their children let the dog
out. The male owner of this dog
works with adolescents coach-
ing sports, and yet cannot effec-
tively control his own children
much less keep the dog tethered,
fenced or leashed? Nonsense! Of
course he can, the choice is made
not to. So what kind of message
does this send to our children
about values and responsibil-
ity? It sends the message that
the star football player's grand-
mother and her companion ani-
mals are unimportant as long as
the crowd is cheering, the foot-
ball game is won and tenure is
obtained (which was the concern
All of the negligent owners
of these murderous dogs killed
my cat just as surely as they put
a gun to Nikki's head and pulled
the trigger. There are those in
the community who are quick
to say: '"Now, now, vengeance
is mine saith the Lord" but I
say, as we still say in the Army
Many support cleanup project
To the editor:
On behalf of Keep Calhoun County Beautiful, Inc. I would like
to congratulate The Calhoun-Liberty Journal for bringing attention
to Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's
largest community improvement program, which just finished cel-
ebrating its 20th anniversary. Public awareness is, perhaps, one of
the greatest tools in keeping Calhoun County beautiful and in help-
ing people remember not to litter.
Our Great American Cleanup, which was just one of 15,000
events in 30,000 communities across the nation, was also sup-
ported locally by the City of Blountstown, City Police Department,
Calhoun County Sheriff's Department, and Waste Management.
We also would like to thank the 2005 Great American Cleanup Na-
tional Sponsors, which include: American Honda Motor Company,
Inc., Cingular Wireless, Firestone Complete Auto Care & TiresPlus,
GLAD ForceFlex TN I Trash Bags from The Glad Products Com-
pany, SPARKLE@ Paper Towels from Georgia-Pacific Corporation,
Pepsi-Cola Company, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., Troy-Bilt, Waste
Management, Inc. and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. The Educational
Partner is Rubber Manufacturers Association.
In the end, it was our community's citizens, who participated in
the clean-up activities who made all the difference in the success of
this year's Great American Cleanup.
Keep Calhoun County Beautiful, Inc. says, "Thank you, Calhoun
Keep Calhoun County Beautiful, Inc.
Doris TraYlor. Chairperson
Library staff appreciates help
from CCSO and work crew
To the editor:
The Calhoun County Public Library would like to thank the Bank
of America for recently gi\L ing us a wall-mounted white board. Since
it was too large and heavy for staff members to transport, we called
the people that we knew we could count on. It only took one phone
call to, the Sheriff's office with a plea for help. An officer, with a work
crew, responded in a very timely manner and had the item moved
within 24 hours. Thank you.
When the library moved from the old location to the new one
last year, we needed help to move all the equipment and boxes of
books. We called on the Sheriff's Department then, as well, and got
the same immediate response. A department cnrplnoy,.:. officer, and
work crews, worked for days to get us moved. Officers led crews
for several more days to get all our shelves and equipment moved.
We al;prI-i'ial- the vilihgneg ,rie aid helpful attitude shown by these
men. We commend Sheriff Tatum for allow his staff and crews to
help us out.
' the Calhoun County Public Library staff
-Praise the Lord and Pass the
Ammunition! Furthermore, God
Bless the vigilantes of Live Oak
Heights. I applaud you!
For those of you, such as my-
self, .one of own county commis-
sioners, our neighbors and others
who have experienced first hand
what these dogs are capable of
and the apathy, indifference and
reckless disregard of their negli-
gent owners-we can take heart,
rejoice and take a lesson from
The justice system does not
-work which I, as an attorney, al-
ready knew, But, as many of you
may not know, I sued these own-
ers and lost, as I knew I would,
due to the good ole' boy system.
However, I succeeded in making
their lives miserable for a year
and made them face me, and
championed my Nikki's cause.
I made the owners of the brown
dog (all the way from Iraq), the
owners of the small white bull-
dog (a penal institution official)
and 'owner the boxer (now de-
ceased) (a school coach) own
up to the fact that they did not
return any of my calls, answer
any of my letters and how they
tried every way under the sun to
avoid coming to the hearing I
confronted them as to why they
displayed no concern for my
mother's well being or for our
loss and why they failed to re-
spond in any way.
At the hearing, I made them
listen to Nikki's story: How she
could not defend herself, fight
back in any way because she
was outnumbered and they got
the jump on her. I made them lis-
ten to the fact that I came home
to a dead cat-but I could have
come home to a dead mother ly-
ing in the front yard with my d(at
on that hot August day.
Did it make a dent? No. You
see ignorance and stupidity are
a dangerous combination. Igno-
rance can be cured, but stupidity
People who negligently allow
their animals to terrorize other
people and their animals are ig-
norant, stupid, negligent and ir-
responsible. Because there is no
leash law, this problem will con-
tinue. People will put up fences
just as I have. They will keep
loaded guns handy, baseball bats
and other self defense items to
protect them as they try to move
about the neighborhood. The
vigilantes will keep antifreeze
Since the citizens of Calhoun
County have decided there is
to be no leash law, and the jus-
tice system deems football to be
much more important (the trier
of fact attends all home games),
the vigilante system is in force,
and by God it works!
I was advised to shoot, shovel
and shut-up. Not bad ad\ ice: per-
haps I should have listened. As
an officer of the court, I chose to
champion my beloved Nikki's
cause so that her death would
not be in vain and confront the
negligent owners of the murder-
ers on her behalf. I stood up for
.her -because as an animal she
had no choice, no voice and no
rights. You see I don't blame the
dogs-I blame their owners.
My take? I believe when the
system is intolerable or. unjust
(as this is), people will rebel and
take matters into their own hands
akin to the Boston Tea Party and
as the .vigilantes of Live Oak
If there are still those of you
out there that want "justice" in
Calhoun County, I suggest you
get a dog and name him Justice
because it is the only justice you
Brenda G. Guilford, Esq.
needs for counseling
also accepted. For more
information and/or ap-
pointment call: Dr. Paul
F. Joyner at 674-2633.
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At the February meeting of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC),
commissioners approved chang-
ing the Spring Creek Unit of the
Big Bend Wildlife Management
Area (WMA) from a dog hunt
area to a still hunt area.
Because of that loss of public
land available for deer-dog hunt-
ing, commissioners were asked
to consider allowing deer-dog
hunting on the Tide Swamp Unit
of the Big Bend Wildlife Man-
agement Area (WMA), located
in Taylor County. The commis-
sioners directed staff to deter-
mine if the change was feasible.
The first step in the process
was to send letters to everyone
who had applied for a quota hunt
permit on the Tide Swamp or
Spring Creek units for the 2004-
2005 season. The letter, sent to
more than 650 hunters, explained
the process and requested input.
The letter was posted on the
FWC website and news releases
went out statewide to obtain an
indication of the public position
on the issue.
As of June 6, FWC has re-
ceived 128 letters. Of those, 118
(92 percent) requested that Tide
Swamp remain a still hunt area.
Letters from 10 people (8 per-
cent) requested some type of dog
hunting. Staff also received peti-
tions with 14 signatures request-
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and petitions with 27 signatures
requesting that the area remain
Two open house meetings
have been scheduled for inter-
ested members of the public to
review and discuss the results
of the "Request for Comments"
mailing. The first meeting is
June 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Embassy Suites Hotel, 3705
Spectrum Blvd., in Tampa. The
second will be June 23 from 6:30
to 8:30 p.m. at the Steinhatchee
Community Center, 1013 River-
side Drive in Steinhatchee.
"We were looking for public
input on this issue and encourage
all persons interested to please
attend one of these meetings,"
said John Ault, FWC North Cen-
tral Regional Public Hunting Ar-
eas Coordinator. "FWC is aware
.there are hunters who oppose
allowing deer-dog hunting on
the Tide Swamp Unit and oth-
-ers who support it. Everyone's
views on this issue are important
to the Commission. No one is
excluded from the opportunitykto
provide input, even if you didli't
apply for a quota hunt permit 6n
Anyone who is unable to at-
tend the open houses may send
comments on this issue to: John
Ault, Regional Public Hunting
Areas Coordinator, Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation CoIm-
mission, 3377 E. U.S. Highway
90, Lake City, FL 32055.
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Kids made the most of the start of their summer vacation
by taking part in last week's five-day camp sponsored
by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department and the
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. Fire Chief Ben Hall is
shown above as he helps a group of kids cool off after
a busy day of art, crafts, games and demonstrations
at the W.T. Neal Civic Center.
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that," he said, and quickly added,
"..but it wasn't as emotional for
me as for some of the family
Tiffany Lawrence, then 16,
was huddled in a bathtub with
her mother when the tornado hit-
her grandparents' mobile home.
The tornado lifted the home and
dropped it into a wood-frame
house next door. Tiffany sur-
vived; her mother, Donna Fay
Terry, and her grandfather, Mel-
vin Terry, were killed.. Tiffany's
grandmother, Frances Terry, and
her cousin, Roger Hough, were
injured but survived.
Tiffany, now 17, recalls how
firefighter Tony Phinney found
her, picked her up and carried her
through the rain to a waiting am-
bulance. The two reenacted the
scene last week for the the cam-
era crew. "We did it about three
times," Tiffany said,'explaining
that to make it look realistic,
Phinney had to carry her through
the pelting blast of a tanker truck
water hose. "We were soaked,"
TiffanyJailer reenacted a scene
inside the ambulance with Para-
medic Judy Hall, in which she
told Hall that she knew her mother
was dead. "Instead of me having
to say it again, they just showed
us talking," she said.
As Frances Terry, stoodjnearby,
and watchedd the filmiAglast
week, she was often reduced to
tears. "It was really hard," she
said, explaining, "That's the rea-
son I couldn't participate." She
did allow the crew to film her at
home, watching television and
talking on phone but she didn't
feel up to taking part in the out-
side reenactment. "It's been hard.
It's something I absolutely cannot
describe to you."
While things are getting better
for her, she admits, "Some days
are worse than others." She keeps
photos of her husband and daugh-
ter in the living room as well as
the bedroom, explaining, "I still
feel a little guilty if I'm looking
at one of their pictures and not
The filming has also been
tough for her nephew, Roger
Hough. "He said it sure brought
back memories he'd kind of
pushed in the back of his mind,"
Tiffany said she approached
the film with an open mind. "I
was excited at first," she said. "I
wanted to do it 'cos I felt like it
would give me a better under-
standing of what happened that
In the months since the trag-
edy, she hadn't gotten together
with rescue workers to talk about
the experience. "I still have gaps
in my memory," she said, but
since talking with many of the
emergency workers during last
week's reenactment, she says
she's beginning to fill in some of
Dees said he's looking forward
to seeing the finished product on
The Weather Channel. "From the
shows I've seen in the past, it's
going to be pretty interesting,"
he said of the upcoming Storm
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by Towers Productions.
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daughter, wearing dad's desert camoflauge shirt, listens to a speaker during American bald eagle to take part in a patriotic, parade. BELOW FAR LEFT:
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during a ceremony at the amory Sunday. ABOVE
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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 15, 2005
May 5 minutes from the Liberty Co. Commission
Official minutes from the Liberty County
Commission regular meeting May 5, 2005
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to
order by Chairman John T. Sand-
ers. Present at the meeting were
commissioners Dexter Barber,
Albert Butcher, Jim Johnson, L.B.
Arnold, Attorney Shalene Grover,
Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk
Prayer was led by Albert Butch-
The pledge of allegiance was
led by Clerk Robert Hill.
Motion to approve the minutes
of the regular meeting held April 5
and special meeting held April 25,
2005 was made by Arnold, sec-
onded by Johnson and carried..
Bids were opened on white
goods for the landfill. 1. Cumbaa
Enterprises Inc., Blountstown
FL bid $8.50 per gross ton. 2.
Whitfield Recycling, Bristol, FL
bid $9.20 per gross ton. Motion
to award the bid to Whitfield
Recycling was made by Barber,
seconded by Arnold, and carried.
Motion to write a letter to Sha-
ron Parrish stating that the county
does not have a problem issuing a
permit on her 1/2 acre lot at Estif-
fanulga was made by Arnold, sec-
onded by Johnson and carried.
Brenda Clay presented the
Shirley Conroy TDA Grant ap-
plication in the amount of $7,200.
Motion to approve the application
was made by Johnson, seconded
by Butcher and carried.
Johnson made a motion to up
the driver salary at Liberty Transit
by $1 bringing the salary to $7.15
per hour. Motion died. The $1
increase will be added at budget
Bruce Burgess, general man-
ager of Bright House Networks
came before the board to discuss
the cable franchise. Burgess said
that they needed a 10 year con-
tract. The board requested that
Burgess see if Bright House Net-
works would give them a trade off.
A 10 year contract in exchange for
cable service on Hoe Cake Road.
The board said that they will talk
to him again next month.
Ricky Revell, grants coordina-
tor, came before the board. Revell
discussed the CDBG program on
the Lake Mystic Water System. It
seems that we will not be able to
use $250,000 SHIP funds over the
next two years. We can only use
$150,000 because there are only
seven houses that qualify for SHIP
in this area.
Jim Parrish is the consultant for
SHIP. Motion to approve Resolu-
tion #05-11 approving the SHIP
plan to be submitted to Florida
Housing Finance was made by
Arnold, seconded by Johnson
There was some discussion
about two grant employees. The
board's intention was for the two
employees to receive annual and
The board told Sammy Hanna
that they approved the Road
Department picking up the de-
bris from the flood at Kennedy
Sammy Hanna will get with the
county attorney to write a letter to
the Governor to request a wavier
of match on FEMA funds.
Motion to approve up to $1,500
to repair Sharon Faircloth's drive
way that was damaged by the
county dump truck was made by
Barber, seconded by Johnson and
Motion by Arnold to add to all
county purchase tickets for dirt
hauling and equipment labor that
the county will not be respon-
sible for any. damages to drive
ways and that one individual can
only get five loads of dirt every
six months at one site on that
person's driveway, seconded by
Barber and carried.
Sammy Hanna went over prices
from J.D. Swearington and Clark
Munroe Equipment Company
on a tractor and harrow. Motion
to advertise for bids on a lease
purchase and lump sum purchase
of a tractor and harrow was made
by Butcher, seconded by Arnold
Motion to reappoint Annette
Phillips and Donnie Read to serve
another term on the Workforce
Development Board was made
by Barber, seconded by Butcher
Stephen Ford presented the
information to name Jerkins Farm
Road. This request to name road
has been advertised. Motion to
name Jerkins Farm Road off of
Pea Ridge Road was made by
Johnson, seconded by. Barber
Linda Gothe has requested that
a road off of Hwy. 333 be named
Gothe Lane. Motion to advertise
to name this road was made by
Arnold, seconded by Johnson
The board approved Stephen,
Ford attending the 911 conference
and the hurricane conference.
Call Stephen Ford if your area
needs spraying for mosquitoes.
Motion to hire Jeremy Joyner
with the Water Department with
the agreement that he must stay
two years after training and also
send Bobby Reddick to school
for water certification, with Bobby
Reddick remaining with the Road
Department until there is a Water
Department vacancy was made
by Arnold, seconded by Barber
Motion to approve Resolution
#05-10 requesting that the match
be waived on the Rural EMS Grant
in the amount of $176,000 was
made by Arnold, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Motion to pay the bills was
made by Arnold, seconded by
Johnson and carried.
Motion to adjourn was made
by Barber, seconded by Johnson
and carried. .
Liberty County Commission
May 12 special meeting minutes
Official minutes from the Liberty County
Commission special meeting May 12, 2005
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to order
by. Chairman John T. Sanders.,
Present at the meeting were com-
missioners Dexter Barber, Albert
Butcher, Jim Johnson, L.B. Arnold,
Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk
The opening prayer was given
by Albert Butcher. The pledge of
allegiance was led by Robert Hill.
Motion by Arnold seconded by
Johnson and carried to approve
CDBG grant application for the
extension of the Lake Mystic Water
Motion by Johnson seconded
by Barber and carried to approve
and sign CDBG letter to Apalachee
Regional Planning Council.
Motion by Johnson seconded by
Arnold and carried to approve letter
to Department of Environmental
Protection concerning CDBG grant
application for extension of Lake
Mystic Water System.
Motion by Johnson seconded
by Arnold and carried to approve
$350,000 match for the CDBG
grant application for extension of
Lake Mystic Water System.
Ricky Revell presented as an
emergency item the replacement of
Liberty County Commission
May 24 special meeting minutes
Official minutes from the Liberty County Program accomplishments for the ,
Commission regular meeting.May 24, 2005 ast ear. Also stated were some
as recorded by the board secretary past year. Also stated were some
The meeting was called to order needs for their center. The board
by Chairman John T. Sanders. asked the clerk to write the City
Present at the meeting were com- of Bristol about waiving the water
missioners Dexter Barber, Albert bill; Talquin to waive or reduce
Butcher, Jim Johnson, L.B.Arnold, the power bill; the school board
Attorney, Shalene Grover, Clerk to pay half of the repairs for the
Robert Hill. building.
The opening prayer was given The board approved Jerry Lewis'
by Commissioner Albert Butcher., request for use of the ball fields at
Clerk Robert Hill led in the pledge Veterans Park for Church League
of allegiance. Softball for the summer.
Chairman Sanders opened dis- Motion by Johnson, seconded
cussion concerning the possible by Butcher and carried to set
purchase of the Revell property Jeremy Joiner's salary at $10 per
adjacent to the courthouse. Attor- hour.
ney Grover informed the board that Motion by Johnson, seconded
a survey, title search and appraisal by Butcher and carried to ac-,
must be done initially. Motion by cept and approve one-year lease
Arnold, seconded by Johnson and with James E. Shuler and Liberty
carried to have the clerk proceed County for 2 acres at the end of
with this. Chason Cemetery Road to include
Selene Thaw spoke to the board the boat landing,
concerning the 2005-2006 Title V Motion by Butcher, seconded by
concept paper for their grant ap- Johnson and carried by Barber to
plication. She stated that this had change meeting format of regular
been approved. Full application scheduled meetings to include in-
for this $100,000 grant will be pre- dividual speaking time 3-5 minutes,
rented at the June 9, 2005 regular cut off for agenda items to be 5
meeting. days before meeting. Sanders and
GlonriaKeenan gave thp Bet- .',Arnldvoted,no. ,
hune O ,rp"pity Servi'Q'te. ',Mot.o toaurnby jolnp
Julia Fenn's heat/AC system. Ap- I
proximate cost is $2,000. Bids will
be received for actual price. Motion
to approve by Arnold seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Revell presented as an emer-
gency item the roof leak.of Johnny
Arnold. Motion by Butcher sec-
onded by Johnson and carried to
repair the roof. Arnold abstained
from voting. I
Motion to approve Historical
Grant application for the.Wesleyn
Methodist Church was made by
Johnson, seconded by Barber and
Paul Edward spoke to the board
concerning a drainage problem on
his property on Hoecake Road. The
board will contact our engineers to
suggest a remedy.
SPhil Deck presented a lighting
platform addition for the civic cen-
ter. The board decided to visit the
civic center and see exactly what
Benji Read came before the
board to discuss a bond issue
involving Twin Oaks and Liberty
County. This will be presented to
the board at next month's regular
Sammy Hanna discussed with
the board the inmate supervisor
school and who will be attending.
Attorney Shalene Grover dis-
cussed with the board the two
employees hired on a trial basis.
The question was whether or not
they were entitled to leave and a
vacation time. It was the intent of
the board that this be included from
Motion by Johnson, seconded
by Barber and carried to sign EWP
Motion by Johnson, seconded
by Butcher and carried to approve
clerk signing letter to VMS concern-
ing the cutting of pavement for the
Wastewater Treatment system.
The board designated Commis-
sioners Barber and Arnold to serve
as representatives on the Small
*, Motion to adjourn by Johnsonr
'qonecoe by Barber aod carried.,,
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Prescription Drug Credit deadline approaching
and persons with disabilities can
still apply for the $450 Medi-
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time is running short for -those
who want to receive the full ben-
efit. After June 30, eligible se-
niors will still receive a portion
of the prescription drug credit,
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Please support these local and area businesses and
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but those who apply before the
deadline will receive the full
$450 credit for 2005.
The Medicare-approved drug
discount program, created in
2003 by the Medicare Modern-
ization Act, offers seniors two
immediate drug savings options.
First, Medicare-approved, drug
discount cards are saving se-
niors an average of 20% off drug
costs. Second, Medicare benefi-
ciaries who meet lower income
requirements qualify for an ad-
ditional $450 credit to help pay
To be eligible for the $450
prescription drug credit. Medi-
care beneficiaries must have an
individual household income
less than $12,919;, a married
couple's household income must
be less than $17,320. Assets are
not counted in determining eligi-
bility. Beneficiaries with Medic-
aid outpatient drug coverage are
not eligible for the Medicare-
Approved prescription drug dis-
count card program.
Those who applied for a
Medicare-approved drug dis-
count card in 2004 received the
full $600 prescription drug credit
no matter what month during the
year they applied. Any unused
portion of the $600 credit from
2004 will carry over into this
year for individuals who previ-
ously applied, and enrolled in a
drug discount card in 2004. "For
2005, the credit is reduced by
$150 for every three month- .that
people delay enrolling after Jan
1. For example, a person who
applies for the credit between
April 1 and June 30 will receive
a $450 credit, but those who ap-
ply on or after July 1 will only
receive $300," said John Baya-
lis, Regional Field Coordinator
for Medicare Today.
Since June 2004, nearly 6 mil-
lion people with Medicare have
enrolled in a drug discount card
and more than 1.7 million have
received the credit .nationwide.
The cards cover virtually all of
the top 100 drugs and typically
more than 80 percent of all pre-
Seniors and disabled adults
interested in applying for the
$450 drug credit should con-
tact Medicare directly at 1-800-
MEDICARE (800-633-4227) or
visit their web site for an easy-
to-use Medicare. Card Finder at'
For information about recent
Medicare changes, including
new, free preventative health
screenings and Medicare Part
D prescription drug coverage
enrollment information, seniors
can contact local Medicare To-
day representatives at 404-885-
9596, ext. 39.
Medicare Today is a non-
profit, public advocacy group
with nearly 100 national organi-
zations representing patients, se-
niors, health care providers, em-
ployers and others. The coalition
includes organizations such as
AARP, the American Academy
of Family Physicians, the Na-
tionalAssociation of Caregivers
and the Healthcare Leadership
Council, whose membership
includes the nation's premier
health care companies and in-
stitutions. The Medicare Today
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nior citizens and other Medicare
beneficiaries in communities
throughout the nation to provide
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oh Eve / s .of su
The sweets of summer
by Sandy Miller Hays,
Agricultural Research Service
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture and the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services
came out with their latest "Dietary
Guidelines for Americans." One
of the recommendations was that
in a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet,
you should consume 2 cups of
fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables
Here's some news that might
make hitting those marks a lot
more fun: This summer, two new
peaches developed by the Agricul-
tural Research Service may debut
in your local grocery store.
The two new beauties, dubbed
Gulfking and Gulfcrest, are the re-
sult of collaboration between ARS
scientists in Byron, Ga., and sci-
entists at the University of Geor-
gia and the University of Florida.
Gulfking and Gulfcrest are both
"non-melting" peaches, which
means they resist bruising-and
that, in turn, means they can be
left on the tree to mature a little
Gulfking is a large peach, 80-
90 percent red on a deep-yellow
to orange background skin color.
It offers a wonderful, firm flesh
:with good sweetness, and it won't
brown readily if you bruise or cut
it. It's the result of a cross, bet\ ee n
a peach called UFGold and an un-
released selection that was a cross
of the varieties Sunprince and
Majestic. It's expected to ripen in
Gulfcrest ripens a little Idaer, as
late as mid-May, to extend the har-
vest period. It's a medium-large
peach with 90-95 percent red o% er
-a deep-yellow to orange back-
ground skin color. Like Gulfking.
it has a firm flesh and wonderful
sweetness, and it has some pretty
red flecks of pigment in its outer
flesh, on the _un-exposed stde of
the fruit. It also shares k ith Gulfk-
ing the resistance to browning on
bruised or cut surfaces.
The good news for peach grow-
ers is that both of rhese ne\t vari-
eties are resistant to bacterial spot
on the leaves and fruit; at least,
that's what the scientists saw .in
test plantings where known sus-
ceptible ?peach trees exhibited
You might be % onderin,2: Does
the world really need another
peach variety? (Or two, as the case
happens to be.)
The answer is "yes,".if we're
going to have a sustained supply
of peaches. Growers need enough
varieties that ripen sequentially to
make sure we have those prized
peaches in our produce stands
through more of the season. Also,
Gulfking and Gulfcrest are es-
pecially noteworthy for their re-
sistance to bruising. That's a big
problem for all soft fruits, and it's
always a good thing to develop
new varieties that can stand up to
all the handling the fruit gets as it
moves from the farm to the mar-
S,, hseo.t .are ~juy the, test in
impr,,piachf rari4ep fr m the '
ARS-university team. Last year,
ARS was proud to announce the
availability of Gulfprince, which
was planted in growers' orchards
Like its newer cousins, Gulf-
prince is a non-melting type that
can stay on the tree three or four
days longer than usual. (Interest-
ingly, that non-melting character-
istic appears to come to down to
just one gene that helps the peach
stay firm longer.) Hanging around
for those extra days allows the
peach to accumulate more sugar,
becoming even juicier and more
fragrant. Gulfprince is red with a
deep yellow skin color,' and like
the newest additions to the ARS-
university "peach fanul.." it's also
resistant to bruising.
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Every year, when the local
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the first thing I look for is the.
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new treats to be on the lookout for:
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by Dustin Kent,
Jackson County Floridan
After helping lead Chipola
College to a 37-win season and
a second-place finish in the state
tournament, Indians leftfielder
Travis Anderson will take his tal-
ents to Florida State University
for his final two years of college
Anderson finiished an out-
standing 2005 season with a .390
average, 12 home runs and 55
RBIs. Now, he'll try to replicate
that success at FSU under leg-
endary Coach Mike Martin.
Anderson chose FSU over the
University of Florida, Florida At-
lantic, Mercer and Jacksonville
University, saying that on-the-
field presence x% as the key factor
in his decision.
"FSU just gave me.a bet-
ter chance to play next sear."
Anderson said. "FSU is losing
their leftfielder this year, so it's
a better opportunity for me to
come in next year and make an
The final decision came down
to FSU and Florida. In the end,
the Gators just had too many
unanswered questions for An-
There were just too -many
'ifs' at Florida," he said. "They
had several freshmen and sopho-
mores in the outfield and I just
wasn't sure how much of a
chance I'd get."
Ironically, Anderson grew up
a lifelong Florida fan. His father,
Tony Anderson, played football
for UF in the 1970s.
"I grew up with orange and
blue in my blood," he said..
"When I went on my visit to
FSU, I had to take my Gator tag
off the front of my truck so no
one would see it."
But that had little influence
is kind of an icon in this state.
Hopefully, he'll get Travis to
continue to ,become a better
Johnson said that he believes
Anderson is ready to make the
jump and be a big factor at
"Travis is one of the tough-.
est, hardnosed kids I've ever
coached," Johnson said. "I think
he's got a chance to play right
away at FSU. I think he's a good
.enough player that the playing
time will take care of itself."
For his part, Anderson be-
lieves his time at Chipola has
prepared him for the competition
he'll face in the Atlantic Coast
Conference."T' \ e had two good
years under me at Chipola play-
ing the best competition around."
he said. "(At FSU) I know I
won't see any thing I haven't seen
He credits Johnson for much
of his improvement during the
last tI o \ ears.
"Coach Johnson is a great
coach," Anderson said. "He's
made me mentally tougher. He
expects perfection and won't
settle for less."
Johnson deflected the credit
toward Anderson's work ethic.
"Travis really improved in his
t\m o years here." the coach said.
"He's put himself in a good posi-
tion for the next t wo years."
As for %%hat he expects to
accomplish at FSU, Anderson's
goals are simple. "Everybody
\kants to pla\ and do well, put
up numbers and w in." he said. "I
M\ ant to \\in an ACC champion-
ship and. hopefully, a national
Reprinted from the Jackson
Counri Floridan courtesy of Media
General Neu s Service.
Strength drives Ivory, Johns
bv Jim Henrg.
Democrat staff writer
Arsenio Ivory enjoys weight
training. It shows, too.
Ivory, a junior at Blountstown
High School helped lead the Ti-
LeIs to e _cond-place finish in
the Class A state FHSAA Boss
Weigthliftf ng Championships
last month in Gainesville. Ivory
won an individual state title at
169 pounds, registering lifts of
355 pounds in the bench press
and 335 in the clean-and-Jerk for
a 690-pound total.
Ivory beat second-place fin-
isher Leroy Sanders of Avon
Park by nearly 100 pounds.
For his efforts, Ivory was
named the Tallahassee Demo-
crat All-Big Bend Player of the
year. Blountstown Coach Bobby
Johns was named coach of the
in the state-title game.The Tigers
were last ranked No. 1 during
the 1991 regular season before
vaulting over Tampa Berkeley
Prep in early November.
Johns believes Blountstown's
"ork ethic in the weight room
carries over to the football field.
Ivory, of course, is double-
trouble for opponents. He's
a two-time state champion in
weightlifting and a two-time
1,000-yard rusher in football.
"To me Arsenio's amazing,"
Johns said. "He has a chance to
rewrite the record books and set
the bar so high in weightlifting
that-I don't know if anybody will
e\ er break it. In football, he's just
getting better and better and we
feelHike he's as good as anybody
around. He's an outstanding
player for us."
on the decision, according to year tor the second consecutive Ivory, who won his state
Anderson. season as the Tigers fell three t weightlifting title last year at
"(Being a UF fan) was no big points shy of repeating as state 154 pounds, easily won this
deal," the Liberty County native champion. year's crown with a total that
said. "This decision was all about Bartow edged Blountstown was nearly 100 pounds more
playing time." 23-21 to win the crown, while than Sanders at 595. Ivory was
AtFSU, Andersonwill getthe Wakulla finished fourth with 17 one of three state champions,
chance id play for one of the all- points. Blountstown upended joining Blountstown teammate
time winningest coaches in the Bartow in 2004 for the state Lee Shelton (238 pounds) and
history of college baseball. championship. Wakulla's Josh Bartow (183
Martin, now in his 26th year "It was kind of disappointing pounds).
as coach of the Seminoles, has to not repeat, but taking second Ivory, a 5-foot-9, 179-pound-
won more than 1,600 games and in the state isn't bad," Johns er, embraces weight training.
has led FSU to 12 College World said. "It still helps build our kids' "You need weightlifting for
Series appearances. confidence and gets them ready football, to get stronger and
For Anderson. it's an opportu- for football. And hopefully it faster," said Ivory, who clocked
nity he full\ appreciates. will carry us the same way it did a 4.49 in the 40-yard dash at the
"I'm super excited about play- last year." recent Nike Training Football
ing for him." he said. He's a real Of course, that wouldbe great Camp at Florida State.
cool guy to talk to. Everything he news for the Tigers. "I've always been strong, and
says is profound. He's kind of a Blountstov. n had not won a I want to keep winning. We work
-mastermind of coaching." football play off game since-1977 out together all the time as a
Chipola Coach Jeff Johnson untilbeating Baker. Hilliard.Ver- football team, and there alot of
agrees. non and two time defending stale excitement. We should be pretty
"(Playing for Martin) should champion Jacksonville Trinity good again this year."
. e -a.gEe.at-thing for Traus,' Chridtian in ltEs'aa'ga -lav Reprinted "withpermission of
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Q: Have studies proven the
safety of low-carbohydrate di-
A: In the few studies to date,
lasting six months or more, low-
carbohydrate diets did not cause
a rise in LDL ("bad") cholester- .
ol as many nutrition experts ex-
pected. Apparently, the amount
of weight loss offset the cho-
lesterol-raising impact of fatty
high-protein foods. However,
studies have shown possibly
negative effects of these diets on
the liver, kidney and the risk of
gout. Since people's responses
varied widely in these studies,
individuals who choose to fol-
low a high-protein diet should
have their physician regularly
give them blood tests. Although
all the studies conducted so far
seem to support the safety of
low-carb diets, there are still
other health concerns. The risk
of heart disease posed by LDL
cholesterol is based on the form
of this cholesterol, not just its
blood level. Antioxidants help
keep LDL cholesterol in a form
that poses less risk. Yet veg-
The 2004 hurricane season imposed a tremendous personal and economic burden on Florida
and its residents. Although the 2004 season is behind us. the 2005 hurricane season official,
begins June 1 and extends through November 230
This past season Florida s electric, water wastewater and telecommunications companies
were challenged to restore services to millions of residents as quickly as possible whchn, in
some, cases, meant rebuilding large segments of their infrastructure There is no way to
predict what the 2005 hurricane season will bring, but history has taught us that preparation is -
essential Some suggestions follow that may ease the burden somewhat should Florida
experience hurricane landfall this season;
In the event of a loss of power:
Call your electric utility to report the outage -
once. Don't am a utility s A'itichboard aiih ,repeated
calls, ever.' few minutes or hours until service is
restored Electric utilities have response plans 'in
place. These plans include declining the geographic
scope of an outage, assessing what resources are
needed to restore or rebuild a system, bringing those
resources to affected areas cutting power to
downed lines, and moving forward with
normalization activities Typically, a utility will focus
on restoring transmission and distribution lines first
because they carry power from generating plants
Be patient. Each county's emergency management
agency has established priorities for restoration.
Once repairs to the electric system are complete,
critical community services such as police, fire and
rescue, and hospitals usually are among the first to
have power restored, as are institutions that provide
care to medically dependent individuals or
individuals with special needs.
Be prepared. Have a supply of flashlights,
batteries, candles, oil lamps or whatever else you
may need to provide illumination. Portable
generators may be anh option for some. A general
rule of thumb is to have supplies on hand sufficient
to keep your home lit until you decide giving without
power is no longer viable. Wide scale power
outages may also mean the loss of phone service
--landline and wireless--and internet service Have
a radio capable of running off oatteries to receive
instructions and updates. /
In the event water and wastewater
service is compromised or disabled:
Again, be prepared. Have sufficient clean drinking
water on hand prior to the storm season Fill the
bathtub when warnings of an approaching storm
are broadcast. For drinking purposes. assume one
gallon per day per person. In the aftermath of a
storm, listen for boil-water alerts Strong storms can
severely damage a water or wastewater's
infrastructure, rendering water unsafe for drinking
purposes. Local emergency management
agencies, which work with local utilities, routinely,
notify residents of the need to boil water if a system
In the event phone service is lost:
As mentioned previously when power is lost.
wAirelecs handsets in the home ',ill be inoperable
because they rely on power from a wall outlet. A
landline phone with a .cord handset may continue
to operate because the small amount of electricity
needed to power the device travels down the phone
line If Ihe telephone company s local office retains
power or is running on generators. landline phones
.with corded handsets mal remain in service
Wireless phones may or may not be operable
depending on the extent of the outage and coverage
area of the individual plan
* Before a storm strikes contact an out-of-state,
relative or fnend to have them serve as the 'family
contact Provide the family contact with a list of
your friends and family members. If, after a storm
strikes, phone service is available, notify the family
contact of your circumstances and have them
contact any concerned individuals
* In the event an evacuation order is issued, the
above suggestions become moot and residents
should be prepared to leave their homes. Again,
preparation is the key.
* Know the evacuation route for your area and
keep your car fueled up in case an evacuation is
ordered. Board up windows or protect them with
storm shutters or tape. .
* Have a ready supply of cash on hand.
Familiarize yourself with your evacuation zone and
the nearest evacuation center
If someone in. your home is dependent upon
electric-powered, life-sustaining medical equip-
ment, check with your utility on backup facilities well
' Gather important papers together Make sure
ife. health, flood and home insurance are up to
date keep paperwork in a safe. waterproof location
Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture.
toys and garden tools anchor objects that cannot
be brought inside
Avoid flooded roads and watch for washed-out
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tables, fruits, whole grains and
beans, which are the sources for
most antioxidant vitamins and
phytochemicals, are limited by
low-carbohydrate diets. Weight
control is an important step to-
ward lower cancer risk, but the
nutrients and phytochemicals in
plant foods play a crucial role
in good health and cancer pre-
vention and should be a part of
Q: Are wraps lower in calo-
ries and carbs than traditional
A: Not necessarily. Portion
size has a huge impact on the
calorie and nutrient content.
in wraps. The one-ounce flat-
breads and tortillas used for
wraps often contain 70 to 90
calories, which is the same as a
one-ounce slice of whole grain
bread. But some wraps are two
to three ounces and contain 110
to 160 calories. Low-calorie
bread, on the other hand, is usu-
ally about 50 calories, often be-
cause it is sliced thinner. Low-
carb claims can be deceiving.
Breads and tortillas labeled "low
carb" don't actually contain any
fewer carbohydrates or calories
than regular products. The extra
fiber added to low-carb choices
is subtracted from the total car-
bohydrate content, wielding a
lower "net carb" amount. The
other aspect of any sandwich
you should weigh when judging
its nutritional value is the con-
tents: The larger the quantity of
stuffing. the higher the calories.
At fast food restaurants, when
wraps are smaller than Sand-.
-wiches, they are lower in calo-
ries. At restaurants where the
two are equal in size, x% raps can
be higher in calories because
their fillings may include more
mayonnaise, bacon and other
Q: Is red grapefruit more nu-
tritious than white?
A: All grapefruit is an excel-
lent source of vitamin C, but red
and pink varieties provide more
of the phytochemical called
lycopene. Lycopene is, a carot-
enoid, a "cousin" to beta-caro-
tene, as well as a pigment. Al-
though it cannot be turned into
vitamin A like beta-carotene, it,
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Consequently, choosing red or
pink grapefruit instead of white
makes good sense. The darker
red flesh signals a higher lyco-
pene content. Lycopene is also
found in tomatoes and water-
melon. Some studies suggest
that people who eat more foods,
high in lycopene may have a
lower risk of prostate and other
cancers, and less heart disease.
Because phytochemicals like
lycopene appear to work best
in combination with other phy-
tochemicals, it is preferable
to eat them from foods rather
than supplements. Some people
on certain medications should
avoid eating any kind of grape-
fruit before they consult their
Q: Does caffeine affect fibro-
cystic breast disease?
A: Fibrocystic breast disease
is a condition in which women
develop noncancerous lumps
in their breasts. Some experts
urge women with this condi-
tion to avoid caffeine. But cur-
rent research does not indicate
a strong link between the two.
More studies are needed. In
the meantime, women with fi-
brocystic disease might benefit
from trying to reduce or avoid
caffeine. If no effect appears
after several months,, these
women could resume having
caffeine in moderation.
The American Institute for
Cancer Research (.AICR) offers
a Nutnrion Hotline (1-800-843-
8114) 9 a.m. to 5p.m. ETMon-
day-Friday. This free service al-
lows you to ask questions about
diet, nutrition and cancer: .A reg-
istered dietitian will return your
call, usually within 48 hours.
AICR is the only, major cancer
charity focusing exclusiieh'"
on the link between diet, nutri-
tion and cancer. The Institute
provides education programs
that help millions of Ameri-
cans learn to make changes for
lower cancer risk. AICR also
supports innovative research
in cancer prevention and treat-
ment at universities, hospitals
and research centers across the-
U.S. The Institute has provided
over $65 million in funding for
research in diet, nutrition and
cancer. AICR's web address is
www.aicr.org. AICR is a mem-
ber of the World Cancer Re-
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Come join us for a fun-filled
cruise up the Columbia and
Snake Rivers along the "Lewis
and Clark Trail," once known
as the Northwest Passage.
If you are worried about
"getting cold" it will not be an
issue! The average temperature
is in the 60's according to the
locals in the area.
The stern wheeler cruise
route will be along the Wash-
ington and Oregon borders. We
will fly to Portland, OR where
we will have an overnight in
Portland then board the Em-
press of the North for a seven-
Each day an excursion will
be planned, which includes
Fort ,Clatsop: Astoria: Mult-
nomah, Channel and Falls;
Mount Saint Helen's Volcanic
Monument; Bonneville Dam;
Columbia Gorge Interpretive
Center and Discovery Center;
the Dalles, Pendleton: Tamast-
slikt Cultural Center; Whit-
man Mission: Fort Walla Walla
Museum and Hell Canyon Jet
This trip is scheduled to leave
on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 and
will return on Monday, March
6, 2006. Cost of the trip is just
$2,049 based on double oc-
cupancy. 'This cost includes
Looking for a copy of
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7he Journal is
available from the
following area stores,
as well as our office at
11493 NW Summers
Road in Bristol.
*The Southern Express in
Blountstown East & West
and Altha Petro Hwy. 20,
69 and 71 *J.C.'s in Altha
PitStop. Ramsey Pig-
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Pic Huddle House
Connie's Kitchen Clarks-
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Smith's Golden Drugs
Shelton's Store Scotts
Ferry General Store Gas
Mart Big Bend Bait &
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in Altha and Blountstown *
*The Southern Express in
Bristol & Hosford Lake
burn's Store in Hosford *
Tom Thompson's Store in
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round trip motorcoach to the
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transfers, two night deluxe ac-
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the cruise, seven night cruise
aboard the stern wheeler ship
(all cabins are outside with ve-
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cruise. All excursions and 'a
good time at no extra charge!
We have just 34 spaces and
do expect these to fill up quick-
ly. First deposit of $250 due by
July 15 with balance due by
Jan. 10, 2006. Trip cost, after
July 15 will go up another $50.
a payment schedule will be ar-
ranged at a later date.
Call Marilyn at the Calhoun
County Senior Citizens Center
at 674-4163, if you would like
BHS sophomore attends
HOB Y leadership program
Kori Edewaard recently at-
tended the North Florida Hugh
O'BrianYouth (,HOB Y) Leader-
ship Seminar. Kori joined more
than 85 other young leaders
representing many high schools
from throughout North Florida
June 3-5 in Tallahassee.
High School, she displayed tre-
mendous leadership skills and
worked well with students from
across the region to successful-
ly represent Blountstown High
School and the Blountstown
HOBY Leadership Seminars
bring together a select group
of high school sophomores to
interact with groups of distin-
guished leaders in business,
government, and education
professions to discuss present
and future issues. The goal is
to provide the youths a stimu-
lating forum for learning about
critical issues while broaden-
ing their understanding of their
leadership potential and quest
for self-development. HOBY
leaders are also,challenged to
return to their communities to
perform at least 100 hours of
community service within 12
months following the seminar.
"The seminar challenged me
to think about the world around
me and -\ hat we, as the future
leaders, have to do to positively
influence business, government,
and society," said Ede\ aard. "I
also better understand that my
goals and dreams are important
and that leaders have extreme
responsibilities in whatever
walk of life they pursue."
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leader-
ship was established in 1958 by
the popular actor Hugh O'Brian
following a visit to Africa where
he was inspired by a meeting
with Dr. Albert Schweitzer.
"One. of the things Sch-
weitzer said to me was that the
most important thing in educa-
tion was to teach young peo-
ple to think for themselves,"
O'Brian said. "From that in-
spiration and with the support
,of others who believe in youth
and the American dream, I
started HOBY to seek out, rec-
ognize, and develop outstand-
*ing leadership potential among
our nation's youth."
For more information about
HOBY .activities and sponsor-
ship opportunities is available
by calling Abbye Glaser Feeley
at (813) 679-7659.
U.S. Forest Service announces
new Florida Fire Staff Officer
from the USDA Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service announces James Hart will be the new
Fire Staff Officer for the National.Forests in Florida. He previously
held the position as assistant fire management staff officer in Tal-
lahassee. Hart replaGes Joe Ferguson who departed in October to
become the assistant director for fire and aviation for the Southern
Region in Atlanta.
In his new role, Hart will oversee the National Forests in Florida's
fire program, one of the largest in the United States. The Forest's
program includes annual prescribed burning of 135,000 acres in
Florida's fire dependent ecosystems. The program also includes
maintaining and mobilizing, as needed, workforce and equipment
for wildfire suppression.
"We are looking forward to James playing a bigger role in the
management of the National Forests in Florida," said Forest Super-
visor Marsha Kearney. "His wealth of experience in fire and on the
ground will be an asset to the forest."
Hart, 53, received a bachelor's of science in soils from Florida
A&M in Tallahassee. His career spans 28 years with the Department
of Agriculture and includes positions with the Natural Resources
Conservation Service, Farmers Home Administration and the For-
est Service. Hart's experience on the National Forests in Florida is
extensive with 22 years in various natural resources areas including
soils, special uses, fire, timber and recreation.
Hart -lives in Tallahassee with' his wife-Betty. They have one child,
- 5yron; who attend heUih ver sUty o Honda in Liaines je
Calhoun group plans
Northwest Passage trip
Our new local phone number
Funeral Home K
Funeral Home Building
at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351
Phone: (850) 627-7677
Call us Let us explain how
we can conveniently handle
arrangements in Liberty County.
We can handle all
previously at any location.
Charles K. McClellan
Licensed Funeral Director
42 years experience
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BRISTOL Judge Atkins, 81, passed away Mon-
day, June 6, 2005. He was a native of Liberty County
and was a member of Rockyville M. B. Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Frances Baker and
her husband, James of Grand Ridge and Lillie Bell
Baker of Gretna; one brother, Eddie Atkins and his
wife, Myrtle of Bristol.
Services were held Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at
Rockyville M. B. Church in Bristol. Interment fol-
lowed in Rockyville Cemetery in Bristol.
Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy was in charge of
IRENE MARITA FLOYD BARNETT
ALTHA Irene Marita Floyd Bamett, 70, passed
away Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at her residence.
She was predeceased by her parents, Silas and Vema
Green Craig; a brother, Billy Craig and a grandchild.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Barnett of
Altha; five daughters, Marita Ritchie of Michigan City,
IN, Margie Nolf of Michigan City, IN, Judy Childress
of Columbia, TN, Cathy Hamilton of Michigan City, IN
and Tammy Foster of Michigan City, IN; one son, Ru-
bin Thomas "Tommy" Floyd of Columbia, TN; three
brothers, Robert Craig of Hillsborough, TN; Ronnie
Craig of Winimac, IN and Steve Craig of Winimac;
four sisters, Margie Ries Craig of Flint, TX, Janet "Sis"
Fox, Linda Craig and Irene Peck, all of Winimac; 14
grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; numerous
nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hall Fu-
Services were held Friday, June 10, 2005 at Hall
Funeral Home. Interment followed in Sunny Hill
Cemetery near Altha.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha was in charge of the-
ALLIE MAE THARPE
BLOUNTSTOWN Allie Mae Tharpe,
85, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2005 in
Blountstown. She was a native and lifelong
resident of Blountstown and was a home-
maker. She was a member of the Carr Advent
Christian Church where she was very active in
church activities. She was also very active in
the Calhoun County Senior Citizens and the
Carr-Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department.
She was the last surviving member of the
Tharpe family being preceded in death by her
brothers, Julian, Gordon, Perry and Aubrey
Tharpe, and her sisters, Inez Herndon, Ruby
Newsome, and Chrystelle Nichols.
Survivors include two nieces, Jan Cham-
bers and her husband, Darwin, and Jeanette
Johnson and her husband, Howard, all of
Blountstown; a host of other nieces, nephews,
great- arid great-great-nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday, June 12,
2005 from Adams Funeral Home Chapel in_
Blountstown with Rev. Howard Boyd and
Wendell Owensby officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in the Poplar Head Cemetery in Clarks-
Donations can be made to Covenant Hos-
pice, 4440 Lafayette St., Marianna, FL 32446
or the Carr Advent Christian Church, 20509
NW SR 73, Clarksville, FL 32430, will be ap-
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was
in charge of the arrangements.
Chipola grads team up in dental practice
lege alumnus Dr. Jeremy Lewis
joined the Marianna Dental Prac-
tice of fellow alumnus Dr. Larry
Cook on June 6.
Both dentists graduated from
the University of Florida's Col-
lege of Dentistry and both agree
that Chipola provided the aca-
demic- foundation that helped
them succeed in dental school.,
Dr. Lewis graduated from
Chipola in 1999. He earned a B.S.
in Nutritional Science before be-
ing accepted into dental school.
He recently won an Award of Mer-
it from the Academy of Aesthetic
Dentistry. "I-wouldn't do it any
other way," Lewis- said. "When
I attended Chipola, I lived in the
math and science departments and
I received great instruction from
teachers like Dr. (Bill) Brievo-
gel, Dr. (Jeff) Bodart,,Dr. (Steve)
Shimmel and Bonnie Smith. I
would highly recommend Chipo-
la to anyone who wants to get a
solid background before going
off to a large university."
Dr. Larry Cook, who has been
in practice since 1979, also has
high praise for his local alma
mater. "I'm not sure that every-
one realizes what a fine college
we have right here in Marianna,"
said Cook. "The Chipola faculty
does a super job of preparing stu-
dents to do well in very challeng-
ing programs at the university. I
owe a great deal to my Chipola
professors who gave me a solid
Of his new associate Dr. Cook
said, "Marianna' is 'ganinig an
exceptional dentist with an out-
standing academic record. I am
excited about the opportunity
to work with such a promising
young professional 'and fellow
Dr. Lewis comes from family
of health care professionals who
also started at Chipola. His father
Rodney Lewis graduated from
Chipola before earning a Doctor
of Pharmacy degree. His mother
Delilah Lewis is a Registered
Nurse who earned her degree
from Chipola. The new Dr. Lewis
is married to the former Shelaina
Mercer of Dellwood, who also
graduated from Chipola and UF.
When asked about his decision
to associate with Dr. Cook, Lewis
said, "I always heard he (Cook)
was the best, and I wanted to
learn from the best. I krno: it will
help me to work under an estab-
lished dentist with an excellent
reputation. I want to keep learn-
ing to provide quality care for i\N
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Summer officially arrives
June 21st, but the summer
weather has already started. In
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means heat, high humidity and
afternoon thundershowers. Sum-
mer also brings a change in gar-
dening activities and sometimes
a change in gardeners' attitudes.
Resist the urge to quit garden-
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are many things that can be done
in the landscape and garden. Do
however try to limit most activi-
ties to the cooler times of the day
and drink plenty of fluids.
The petunias, snapdragons
and other spring flowers that
can't tolerate the heat need to be
removed from the garden-now.
This time of year plant heat tol-
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areas try celosia, kalanchoe, ni-
cotiana, ornamental pepper, por-
tulaca, salvia, torenia, vinca and
zinnia and for your shaded areas
try impatiens or crossandra.
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Annuals that start to put their en-
ergy into forming seeds usually
stop forming flowers. To keep
these bedding plants growing
well, lightly fertilize every four
to six weeks.
Trees and shrubs will also
need your attention in June. If
you haven't pruned your spring
flowering shrubs like azaleas and
camellias, finish this job quickly.
Wait any later and you are likely
to cut off the buds that form next
Be sure to start scouting for
insects on your landscape plants.
Inspect maple trees for infesta-
tions of cottony maple scale.
Look for a white substance with
some black on one end. Indi-
vidual scales are about 1/4 inch
in diameter and resemble bird
droppings. Also check for bag-
worms on conifers and lace bug
Summer can also bring lawn
pests. Spittlebugs are back and
may cause damage to centipe-
degrass lawns. Spittlebugs are
small insects about 1/2 inch long,
black in color and have two. or-
ange strips across their back. A
few spittlebugs will not cause
significant damage but when
spittlebug populations become
excessive, damage shows as yel-
low or reddish streaks down the
grass blades. The blades even-
tually turn brown and the whole
lawn takes on a brownish cast.
If damage isn't significant, don't
spray. However, if damage is
beyond your tolerance, appli-
cation of an insecticide may be
necessary. If you do spray, fol-
low the label directions and pre-
cautions carefully. For complete
information on spittlebugs, re-
view the UF/IFAS publication at
The vegetable garden will
also need some attention. There
is still time to establish some of
the more heat tolerant vegeta-
bles. Plant seeds of lima beans,
okra and southern peas. Set out
plants of eggplant, pepper and
To keep your vegetables grow-
ing, keep the plants watered and
fertilized. Be careful to water
their roots instead of their leaves
which helps reduce the chance
of disease. A light application
of a fertilizer such as a 15-0-15
every four to six weeks will help
keep your vegetables healthy
Tip of the Week If you are
interested in hearing about the
latest research in turfgrass, man-
agement on the upper Gulf Coast
you may want to attend the 11th
Annual Gulf Coast Turfgrass
Expo & Field Day scheduled for
June 15th. You can register on-
line at http://wfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/
or by calling (850) 983-5216
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County. The use of trade names is solely
for the purpose of providing specific infor-
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To get maximum effect from
these colorful annuals, remem-
ber to deadhead. To get a flow-
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periods, the old flower heads
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75. Call Craftsman lawn mower GT, 18 hp,
6-15,6-22 44-inch cut, uses little oil, $600 or-
best offer. Call 762-8343. 6-8,6-15
i built in '
6-15, 6-22 Pressure washer, 2000 PSI, ask-
ing $200. Call 762-8950. 6-6, 6-15
preciate, DavidWhite transit with tripod and
6-15, 6-22 level rod,; $200. Call 762-8950.-
gauge, Custom-made 42x60 glass top
3all 674- table with six upholstered parsons
6-15, 6-22 chairs. Chairs and pedestal to the,
glass top table are completely
remote upholstered in a washable wedge
bought wood blue fabric, $250. Call 762-
'4-8517. 3153. 6-8,6-15
6-15, 6-22 Leisure Bay hot tub, two seater,
cover, nice condition, $500. Call
.all 762- 643-1324. 6-8, 6-15
Air bike, Stamina4655 Recumbent,
solid oak like new, only used once, $60. Call
; Roper 379-8016. 6-8, 6-15
computer Minolta Maxxum 7000 with 80-
fer. Call 200 zoom lens, $89; Canon AE-1
with 50mm lens, $69; Sony digital
6-15,6-22 Mavicacamera, MVC-FD81, stores
pictures on 31 /2 floppy disc, has 3x
p, $250. zoom lens 2x MPEG movie mode,
a.m. to 4 rechargeable Lithium battery and
6-15,6-22 charger, $129; AF Minolta mount
70-300mm Macro zoom lens by
ad deck, Quantray, an excellent lens for
4-4368 your Maxxum camera, $129, all
6-15, 6-22 in excellent condition. Call 508-
7084. 6-8, 6-15
vehicle, Computer, $50; 19-inch color TV,
ie, leave $39: range hood, like new;, $15. Call
615,6-22 674-8437. 8, 6-15
ver, used Two-men's dress suits, one is size
.all 674- 48 regularthe othera50 regular, $50
each. Call 643-5957. 6-8, 6-15
S$150. 12 large garbage bags filled with
el, $150. yard sale items; including toys for
6-15, 6-22 both girls and boys. $100 or best of-
fer. Call 643-2737. 6-8, 6-15
6--15,6-22 Dish Network system with two
receivers, asking for best offer. Call
/ith stand 643-5827. 6-6,6-15
6-15, 6-22 Cooper Discovertires, size 265/75
R16, asking for best offer. Call 643-
e. free to 5827. 6-, 6-15
ar with all
Kenmore washing machine for
$85 and GE clothes dryer for $75.
. ..Call6 3-2 .,-,..... ,,.....
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Ford F-150,4x4, $1,200. Call 482-
6398. 6-15, 6-22
Chevy Z-71, 4x4, power windows
and locks, CD player, tinted win-
dows, reese hitch, tool box, excel-
lent condition, very clean, 39,000
miles. Must sell, $18,777, come
and get it. Call 272-6168 or 762-
8234. 6-15, 6-22
Z m.'* m
1994 Geo, two-door, convertible,
rose color, 65,000 miles, 30 mpg,
A/C, new tires, $2,900. Call 762-
8343. 6-15, 6-22
2000 Chevrolet Z71 extended cab,
excellent shape, $14,500. Call 643-
4064. 6-15, 6-22
1989 Dodge Dakota truck, new
rear end and clutch, motor runs
good but cuts off, $800 or best offer.
Call 762-3996. 6-15, 6-22
1990 Chevy conversion van,
152,950 miles, garage kept, prob-
ably the best vehicle I have, ever
owned, asking $4,000. Call 643-
5499. 6-15, 6-22
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix, loaded,
leather interior, $4,000. Call 447-
0118. 6-15, 6-22
1990 Ford Escort station wagon,
for parts or can be fixed, new tires,
good motor and transmission, $300.
Call 643-2255 after p.m. or leave a
1993 Lincoln town car, good paint,
runs good, cold AC, fully loaded,
$3,500. Call 762-8459. 6-15, 6-22
1990 Ford Ranger XLT, 4.0 V6 with
camper shell, low mileage, $3,800.
Call 762-8459. 6-15,6-22
1966 Chevrolet pickup. 283 motor
with three speed, standard, new
stereo system, needs minor brake
work, $3,000. Call 762-8459.
1967 C301-ton, new motor, 20 ton,
winch, tilt back car hauler (hacker
truck), $6,500. Call 762-8459.
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis.
interior in excellent condition, needs-
paint job and transmission work, AC
works. $300. Call 674-2966.
S .. : *' 6-15, 6-22
1999 Z28 Chevy Camaro LS1, 6-
speed, pearl white, 115,000 miles, in
good shape. Asking $8,000 or best
offer. Call 674-9675. 6-8,6-15
1980 Delta 88 Oldsmobile, has
cold A/C, $500. Call 674-3449 or
899-5475 after 6 p.m.. 6-8, 6-15
* C S S
C ~.. S
tor, 3.0 liter, fits 1992-93 Ford
iger, excellent condition, $550;
mission, 5-speed manual fits
2-93 Ford Ranger, excellent
edition, $425. Call 592-3304.
4 Toyota 4x4 pickup, good
or, transmission, etc., it has ex-
sive front body damage, $600 or
I offer. Call 592-3304. 3 --s15
7 Jeep, model J-10, with alu-
um flatbed, good condition. Call
-2560, leave message: 6-8, 6-15
ate sale, 1993 Mercury Cougar,
y clean, 2,500 miles on Ford
manufactured engine,A/C, power
dows, seats, remote fordoorand
k, 23 mpg, one owner, $3,650.'
1 674-8385. 6-8, 6-15
6 Ford Mercury Cougar, good
pe, 85,000 miles, asking $3,500.
1 643-4179. 6-8,6-15
14 Toyota Corolla, power
dows and doors, good shape,
500. Call 674-8824. 6-8,6-15
14 Hyundai Elantra, four door,
ds windshield, $1,200. Call 762-
93 Olds Silhouette van, tilt,
se, sunroof, automatic transmis-
n, power windows, power steer-
powerbrakes, seatsseven, runs
od, needs alignment and tune up,
500. Call 237-2068,
15 Chevrolet, one ton, flatbed,
omatic, 454 engine, green in
Or, 210,000 miles, great work
;k. Asking $6,000. Call 674-5780
i43-8464. 6-8, 6-15
T7 GMC F15 Sierra, asking.
000. Call 379-3248. 6-8, 6-15
91 Ford Taurus (two), one used
parts, both for $500. Call 379-
48. 6-8, 6-15
14 Pontiac Grand AM, V6, with
000 miles, silverexterior, spoiler,
ver window and power locks,
IFM, in excellent condition. Call.
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* House Framing & Garages
* Wood & Vinyl.Siding
* Tin Roofing .
* Bathroom Remodeling ;
* Concrete Work
Call 674-3458 L
* Mobile home lots
* 1-room efficiency, utili-
ties included 2BR/1.5 BA
1, 2& 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live
Call (850) 674-4202
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2003 Harley Davidson 1200C
Sportster, 100th anniversary edi-
tion, loaded with extra chrome,
saddle bags, windshield, new bat-
tery, etc., asking payoff of $10,700.
Call 674-2637 after 5 p.m. or (cell)
2004 Ninja 250 Kawasaki, only
3,250 miles, asking $2,500. Call
592-3304. 6-8, -15
Bonded & Insured
Queen mattress set, double
pillow top. New in plastic with
warranty. $150. 850-425-8374
6 Pc. full/queen bedroom
set. New in boxes, sacrifice
CHERRY SLEIGH BED -
$250. Brand new, solid wood.
New leather sofa and
loveseat. $750, can. deliver.
NEW BEDROOM SET:
Beautiful cherry Louis 3hilippe
8-piece wov,,J King sleigh
bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2
nightstands: Sug. List, $4600,
sell $1650. 850-545-7112
NEW Brand Name King
Mattress Set, $250 in factory
plastic, warranly.- 850-425-
NEW QUEEN mattress and
base Never used, in
unopened plastic. Must sell.
FORMAL DINING ROOM -
Brand new cherry table with 6
chairs and lighted china
cabinet. $3K retail, sell for,
MATTRESS SET New full
set with factory warranty, $99,
14 ft. Aluminum boat and trailer
with 15 hp motor, $850. Call 237-
2587. 6-15, 6-22
1986 Mariner outboard motor, 25
hp, manual start, runs good, $900.
Call 643-2255 after 6 p.m. and leave
1997 Neptune 24 ft., center con-
sole, 225 Johnson, Tandem axle
aluminum trailer, Transom motor
bracket with dive platform, hydraulic
steering, trim tabbs, T-top, down
rigger, Lowrance GPS and fish
finder, Sitex color bottom machine,
Kodan Loran and more, ready to
fish, $16,800. Call 379-3859 or510-
Fiberglass boat, 14ft. Peterson, 65
hp Mercury motor and trolling motor,
$1,000. Call 762-8950. 6-8, 6-15
1989 Class C Conquest motor
home, sleeps six, fully equipped,
self-contained, 43,000 miles.
$7,500. Call 643-3738. 6-15,6-22
5th wheel camper, 32 ft., full size
refrigerator,.gas stove,queen bed,
water heater, top air conditioner,
restoring interior. For more informa-
tion, call 379-3338. 6-, 6-15
Repair and Remodel
Licensed and Insured
*General home repair
*Paintingwall texture I
*Electrical *Carpentry :
899-3763 or 674-5678
Chihuahua puppies, sixweeks old,
one male, $150; one female, $200.'
Call 643-2739. 6-15,6-22
Half basset hound puppies, eight
to choose from, had first shots and
wormed, free to a good home. Call
Arabian gelding, excellent trail
horse, $800 firm. Call 643-5562.
Shih Tzu, full blooded, 5 months
old, light color, very friendly with
children, $75. Call 379-3229.
Kittens, two precious playful kittens
seeking a loving home, wormed,
weaned and completely litter box
trained. Both males are eating Kit-
ten Chow well on their own, seven
weeks old and ready to give away.
Call 674-5257, if no answer, leave
message and your call will be re-
Chihuahua puppies, had firstshots
and wormed, two males, $150; two
females, $200, ready to go. Call
Chihuahua, two females, full
blooded, no papers, $125 each.
Call 674-1408. 6-15, 6-22
Pit bull puppies, CKC registered,
six to choose from, 1/2 blue and
1/2 red nose, $250 each. Call 762-
White American bulldog puppies.
seven, $100 each. Call 762-3723.
Alexandrine baby parrot just
weaned; one Cofin cockatoo, male
breeder. Call 762-8512. .-. -
Chocolate lab. 5 1 2 years old, very
playful, free to a good home. Call
Baby rabbits, two for $15. Call
22 lots, .5 to 1 acre + priced to sell from $17,900 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.
S-- '*i I *-
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.
Kittens, six weeks old, free to a
good home. Call 674-9290. 6-8, 6-15
Lab, 3 years old, black male, obe-
dient, AKC registered, $150. Call
Insidelcompanion dog, 1 year old
Jack Russell Terrier (hunting dog),
14 inches tall, tri-color marking, very.
smart, sacrifice, $200 or best offer.
Call 674-1997. 6-8,6-15
Free kittens, mother Russian Blue.
Call 674-1997. 6-8,6-15
Kittens, free to a good home
white female, orange-white fe
two gray tiger striped, one f
and one male. Call 762-
Chihuahua, 5 months old,
and white, has shots, AKC
tered. $150 to a good home
Black lab mix with white
ings, spayed female, update
vaccines, heart worm treated
on prevention, approximate
pounds for $100 adoption fee
spective home must have a f
yard. Call 643-3431.
House cat, free to a good
female declawed, black and
Small puppies, mother is P
ese and father is a small
haired dog, free to a good
Kittens, four males and one f
litter box trained, free to a
home. Call 762-9245.
Wanted: To buy 1 acre in
area zoned for new modular
Wanted: 3 bedroom house to
renttoown in Blountstown or
area. Call 674-4955.
Wanted: Anchors and anchor
plates, reasonably priced. Call 762-
4293. 6-8, 6-15
Wanted: working mother will trade
or/sell upright antique piano forvehicle
that runs and title of equal value, $500.
Call 762-3477. 6-1, 6-15
Wanted: Guns! Buying old or modern,
hunting miscellaneous, military items,
old BB guns and double barrel BB
guns. Call 674-4860. s5-18T. 8-3
Wanted, Junk cars and trucks, any
condition, no charge for removal.
Call 762-8459. 4-27 T. 6-29
Found: Brindle puppy, white chest,
blue collar, around Mason Rd. in-
Blountstown. Call 674-2782.
Lost: Small white dog in Blue Creek
area. Call 379-8516 or 545-6120.
Lost: Setof keys aroundthe postof-
fice in Bristol, BP, Chevron, the Bank
or cemetery behind City Hall. Call
643-5676 and leave message.
6-8,6-15 1996 Skyline modular home with
eking- 1,843 sq. ft., beautiful, three bed-
g room, two bath split plan, huge island
I short kitchen with tons of cabinets. Bright
home. and open floor plan with large stone
6-8, 6-15 fireplace. Beautifully decorated with
female, upgraded trim, brand newA/C,.has
large covered front porch and open
good back deck. Must be moved, asking
6-8,6-15 payoff of $60,000. Call 379-8516 or
Two mobile homes on 1 acre lots
Bristol in Bristol and Hosford; also have 1
home. acre lots for sale. Call 643-2211.
/ 6-15, 6-22
About 1 acre on Hwy. 379 near
)rentor the mill with two trailers 1984
Bristol 3BR/2BA 14x80, other trailer 70's
6-15,6-22 model used forstorage. Forsale by
owner, $25,000. Call 762-2110 or
762-4041, serious inquiries only.
1977 mobile home, free, must be
moved. Call 762-8950. 6-8,6-15
Estate sale, 1996 Liberty 28x62
doublewide mobile home in like-
new condition, 2BR/2BA, sunroom,
screened porch, skylights, com-
pletely furnished including riding
mower and emergency generator,
$48,500; must be moved. Call 674-
8385 for more information. 8-8, 6-15
12x65 trailer, used, must be moved
off lot. Call 643-2315, for any infor-
y nation, leave message., 6-8, 6-15
U' 1992 mobile home, 14x66, three
bedroom, two bath, $3,000. Call
762-3947. 6-8, 6-15
14x60 mobile home, two bedroom,
two bath, $900. Call 762-3947.
ate 12x60 mobilehome, two bedroom,
one bath, $600. Call 762-3947.
Doublewide mobile, home, 5BR/
2BA on 4 acres of land in Bristol,
dog pens and sheds on property,
nr $55,000. Call 643-4379. 6-8,6-15
cotned o*pae 2-
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.
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Floridians urged to develop hurricane transportation plan
TALLAHASSEE With hur-
ricane season upon us, the Flor-
ida Department of Transporta-
tion (FDOT) encourages every
Floridian to develop a personal
hurricane transportation plan
including evacuation routes and
"People often neglect to pre-
pare for the transportation issues
they may face during hurricane
season," said FDOT Secretary
Jos6 Abreu. "We want every cit-
izen to be prepared before they
get on the road during an emer-
Following 2004's four major
storms in six weeks, FDOT has
replaced thousands of road signs
and traffic signals while recon-
structing hundreds of miles of
highway. Recently, US Depart-
ment of Transportation Secretary
Norman Mineta presented Flori-
da with $928 million in hurricane
recovery grants to reimburse the
state for 2004 storm damages to.
the transportation system.
"Last year's hurricanes were
a perfect example of why Flo-
ridians need to be prepared
for changing road conditions,"
Abreu said. "We experienced
everything from road flooding
to the destruction of the 1-10 Es-
cambia Bay Bridge. The people
Agency puts priority
on keeping motorists
safe during hurricane
of Florida have to be ready for
FDOT suggests the follow-
ing when preparing a hurricane
*Know your area's vulner-
ability to storm surge, flooding
and wind. Plan alternate routes
to and from your area.
*Discuss evacuation routes
with your family in case you
have to leave your home. Evac-
uation maps for each Florida
county can be found at florida-
*Make sure you have a full
tank of gas. Also check your oil,
tire pressure and vehicle fluids.
*Pack your vehicle as early
as possible. Be sure you have
a properly inflated spare tire,
working vehicle jack, booster
cables, emergency flares, flash-
light and first aid kit.
*Know where local shelters
are located on your evacuation
route. Never ride out a storm in
*Have an out-of-state contact,
so all your family members have
a single point of contact during
For more information about
Florida's transportation system,
visit FDOT's Web site at dot.
Want to change
Al kinds of
government information are
just a cdid., or ccall vvay.
1 (800) FED-I N FO
WHIPOLA HOSTS TECH\PREP MEETING Chipola
College hosted the Region IV Tech Prep Counselor and
Facilitator Seminar on June 2. Pictured from left, are: Paul
Parker, Director of Washington-Holmes Technical Center;
Robbie Bazzell, WHTC Tech Prep representative and Bud
Rivere, Chipola Dean of Workforce Development. Speak-
ers included Jane Walker, Tech Prep Manager and Tony
Boes of American Careers Magazine. Members of the
Chipola Tech Prep Consortium Steering Committee and
the districts they represent are: Robbie Bazzell (WHTC),
Kenny Daffin and John Hamilton (Jackson County), M. L.
Gillis (Holmes County), Gail Hartzog (Chipola College),
Greg Jones (Calhoun County), Sheila Shelton (Liberty
County) and Mike Welch (Washington County).
Remember Dad on
Sunday, June 19!
Beach Bum Hammock
,' I Pillow hammock and frame
all fold up into carry bag.
Bo.nus' $10 mail-in-rebate
carry bag! $49.99
LP Gas Grill
AD Har dware
10898 NW SR 20, Bristol
Hours: Mon. Sat., 7 a.m,,,-6 ,p.m.,*,850-643-2336
Indoor yard sale, at J.T. Cafe
Wednesday, June 15 through
Saturday, June 18. Phone 674-
Garage Sale, Saturday, June 18, 8
a.m. to 12 p.m. at 18287 NE Live
Oak Lane in the Live Oak Heights
Subdivision in Blountstown; items
include furniture, washerand dryer,
all items must go. Phone 674-3636.
Yard Sale, Saturday, June 18 start-
ing at 8 a.m.- on Charlie Johns St.
in Blountstown; ladies and jr. cloth-
ing, home decor items, jewelry and
kitchen items, no early birds please.
Phone 674-2637. 6-15
Yard Sale, Saturday, June 18 from 8
a.m. until 12p.m. at20157SW Dog-
wood Ave. (off Cypress St. behind
Burger King) follow signsfrom Hwy.
20 and 71; early birds welcome, its
time to clean house again, accumu-
lated too much stuff; items include
tools, dishes, bathroom fixtures,
small appliances, whatnots. Phone
Yard Sale, Saturday, June 18 at
20873 Cedar St. in Pine Island in
Blountstown; includes mostly fur-
niture, dresser, $75, King bed with
head board, $100, sectional with let
out bed, $200, couch and recliner,
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Dpe~dafe Se rvice @ An Affordable Price
Cel(80)n FL6 l1: 6
SCell (850) 643-1965 i \:.' .
$400 and other items. Phone 674-
Yard Sale, Saturday, June 18, be-
ginning at 8 a.m., located at Trailer
City Lot #37, Hwy. 71 N., women's
clothes (size 14-20), boys (sizes 10-
14), books, shoes, George Foreman
Grill, Conair bath mat set, curtains,
queen-size comforters, twin-bed
spread, dishes, blinds, whatnots,
lot of miscellaneous items. Cancel if--
rain. Phone 674-8983. 6-15
Mowing, Bush Hog,
Year 'round service available
\ 643-6142 (cell) /
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One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St. Suite 2,
Blounistown Phone (850) 674-5088
The following position's are
available: Service Technician,
Sod Laborer, Floor Technician,
Teller, Accountant Assistant,
Heavy Equipment Mechanic,
Medical Technologist, Lumber
Nursery Worker. EEO
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN
Apprentice position avail-
able. 40+ hours. Travel re-
quired. Transportation and"
overnight expenses pro-
vided. Must have a valid
driver's license, CDL a plus
but not required. Labor in-
tensive work. Various drilling
machines used. No .expert-:
ence required, but a plus.
Interested, stop by Mowrey
Elevator office in Marianna,
4518 Lafayette St., for appli-
cation. Please bring DL and
SSN card. Drug free. EOE.
has an immediate
opening for a
CNA/CHM in the
Please call 482-2770
between the hours of:
8a.m. -5 p.m.
to schedule an interview.
Class "B" CDL drivers to
drive dump truck locally.
Good pay, paid major
holidays, paid vacation.
Call to apply.
Call ,(850) 562-1817
Remember to submit your
JOB MARKET advertisements
by phone 643-3333, fax 643-3334,
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
...is now accepting applications for the following positions:
*Associate Dean of Development & Planning
*Mathematics/Mathematics Education Instructor
*Music Instructor (Piano/Scholar)
Associate Dean of Development & Planning: Master's
degree & minimum of 5 years teaching or administrative
experience required; or equivalent combination of educa-
tion & experience. Prefer a Master's in Higher Education
Administration, Institutional Research or related field.
English Instructor: Master's Degree with at least 18 grad-
uate semester'hours in English required; Ph.D. in English
preferred. Teaching experience at the college level pre-
Mathematics/Mathematics Education Instructor: Mas-
ter's Degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in,
mathematics required. Additional graduate level course
work in mathematics & mathematics education that has. led
to a doctorate degree in mathematics education or Ph.D:
in mathematics preferred. Teaching experience at the col-
lege level preferred.
Music Instructor (Piano/Scholar): Master's Degree with
at least 18 graduate semester hours in Music required;
Ph.D. in Music preferred; minimum of three (3) years full-
time college teaching experience & demonstrated compe-
tency as an accomplished pianist required.
Reference Librarian: ALA accredited Master's Degree in
Library Science required; demonstrated competency in ref-
erence resources (general, specialized, electronic & text),
& how to use them in the reference process.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2005 AT 4 p.m. (CT)
Submit letter of application, resume, references and cop-
ies of college trahscripts to CHIPOLA COLLEGE, Human
Resources, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna. FL 32446
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youth to replace those customers they have killed
S WAT 88 advocacy initiative designed to inform and
educate the youth of the state that the Tobacco In-
dustry is killing 88 Floridians daily and is targeting
youth to replace those customers they have killed
off. The tour lasted three days and covered all 13
counties in Region One during that time period.
SWAT youth traveled the region conducting street
marketing activities and they were in Liberty County
on Thursday for this event. PHOTO BY SUSAN CHAFIN
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
CASE NUMBER: 05-0190-CA
MARCUS WAYNE ROBERTS
FREDERICK OTTO DANIELS and
LEAH LOIS DANIELS
TO: Frederick Otto Daniels and Leah
Last known Address:
Troy, MI 48098-4450
YOU ARE HERBY NOTIFIED that an,
action to quiet tile to the following de-
scribed real property in Jackson County,
'Commencing at the S.W. Corner of the
W 1/2-of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of
Section 31, Township 2 North, Range
11 West, run East 220 feet, then run
North 1040 feet, to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence East 100 feet,
thence North 80 feet, thence West
100 feet, thence South 80 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING. The above de-
scribed land is known as Lots 6 and 7,
Block P-10, in the unrecorded Plat in
Calhoun County, Florida. PROPERTY
ID NUMBER 31-2N-11-0000-0028-9500
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Marcus Wayne
Roberts, PO BOX 76,. Fountain, Florida,
32438, on or before 5 day of July, 2005,
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court, either before service or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the-Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
this Court of this .18 day of May, :2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Ruth Attaway 5-25T 615
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
P.O. BOX 399 BRISTOL, FL 32321
The: Board of County Commissioner of Liberty County, Florida, will receive sealed
bids for a wireless panic hardware system to include all parts needed for the in-
stallation. For further information, please contact the Liberty County 911 Directors
Office at (850)643-4960.
The system will consist of the following Ademco components or equivalent in order
to make a working system with a price break down on each component:
Qty. Part'# Description
1 VISTA-50PUL Panel
1 5800RP Repeater
1 5881 ENHC Wireless Receiver
6 5869 Wireless Panic Buttons
1 6160 Keypad
1 1332 9 volt/15VA A/C Transformer
1 IM-1270 12 volt 7amp hour Battery
1 WG-11045801 22 ga./4 conductor wire 500 ft. spool
All bids should be submitted before 5 p.m.(ET) on or before Thursday, July 7 in
order to be considered at the next scheduled meeting which will take place on that
same day, July 7 at 7 p.m.(ET), in the Courtroom of the Liberty County Court-
All bids should be submitted to the Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 399, Bristol, FL, 32321.
Please mark on the outside of the envelope (SEALED BID ON WIRELESS PANIC
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to award this bid to any
one company, or person/persons' as well as the right to reject any or all bids which
is in the-best interest of the people of Liberty County.
Robert-i, pko1, k-o -,
Clerktodthe Boagi'dofjuntOorrrissoners .
Minimum one year
Call (850) 984-5885
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FFESF and FFCA announce Firesafe Seniors program
Thanks to a grant from the
Florida Fire and Fmncieinc\
Si'. k c, Foundation i )
and floiid.t File Chief's Asso-
ciation iHt-CA). Blountstown
Fire Department is proud to an-
nounce its Firesafe Seniors pro-
gram. itoui'h our Fiie'-fe Se-
niors [o.'t...m. our main goal is
to place smoke detectors in the
fmm Chipola College
College infielder Matt Gamel
was picked by the Milwaukee
Brewers in the fourth round
of the Major League Baseball
Draft recently. Brewers scout-
ing director Jack Zduriencik
said, "This kid's got size, he's
got strength and he's a pretty
good-looking hitter. He may
play third base, he may play
first base, he may play left field.
You never know with these kids.
We'll get him in the system and
let him run."
Gamel was named a First-
Team All-American by the Na-
tional Junior College Athletics
Association. He led the Indians
to a second place finish in the
Florida. Community College
State Baseball tournament in
May. He finished the year with
.446 batting average, including
14 homeruns, 14 doubles, three
triples and 63 RBI's.
The 6-0, 205 pound Gamel
also is the FCCAA Player of the
Year and was named First Team
FCCAA All State/Region VIII.
He transferred to Chipola from
Daytona Beach Community
College in the Fall of 2004. He
signed a scholarship to play at
the University of Louisiana at
The Indians captured the 2005
Panhandle Conference Champi-
onship with an 18-7 league re-
cord and a 39-19 overall finish.
Gamel won Panhandle Confer-
ence Player of the Year. honors
and was named to the All-Con-
Chipola head coach Jeff John-
son, who has sent 66 players on
to either professional baseball or
to four-year college programs,
said, "Matt is the best hitter I've
ever coached. He can hit line
drives and gap to gap with pow-
er. He had an outstanding year."
For the latest scores, call 718-
2CJC, ,' visit www.chipola.
homes of every SeiiOI Citizen
inside the City of Blountstown.
\\ iin just a iminplC phone call,
a Blountstown F-iiue'lhlcr will
visit, install a smoke detector
and perform a fire safety survey;
all at no cost to the Senior Citi-
Dear Gadsden,. Liberty & Calhoun
1\o years ago I obtained my Florida
Dealer's License due to the frustration of
shopping or a used car. The following three
things made car shopping a tie headache
*Haeslins for the best price
Having to come up with $200 to $3000
for a down Payment, taxes, title and taa
zen. "We've been fortunate over
the last few years and have had
virtually no fire related fatalities
inside the City and I'd like to
keep that trend going" says Fire
Chief Ben Hall. Statistics have
shown that fire related fatalities
are significantly lower in homes
that had working smoke detec-
tors than in those which did not.
If you are a Senior Citizen who
lives in Blountstown and needs
a smoke detector, or would just
like a home fire safety survey,
SPan someone a $5000 $6000 profit
on a 110,000 automobie.
Here's what we've done at Direct Automo-
*ARI vehicles are priced at the "Loan
Value". which is the p~rce credit unions and
banks will %oan you on this vehicle.
*We require NO iOWWN PAYMENT on any
of our vehicles. We can even help with your
taoes and ta most of the time.
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Fire Department 674-5600. Be
sure to leave your name, ,home
address and a telephone number
so we may schedule a time we
can visit you and install a smoke
At LOAN VALUE. we make a small profit
and onu get a treat deal!
The best part is we have familvt on the lot.
NOT HIGH PRESSURE SALES PEOPLE.
if you don' see the car of your dreams in
this ad. call us. Well gfet ou pre-approved,
tell you what it will cost and buy it for you.
We appreciate you're supporting its. Come
by or call.
We sell al of our cars at
a cdiscout so you doft
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